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This is to certify that Book 5, Original 
Records of the Town of Watertown, has been 
transcribed by Miss Helen Hadley of the office 
of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and this 
is a true copy correctly made of the same. 



Personally appeared the above - named 
William P. McGuire, Clerk of the Town of 
Watertown, and made oath to the truth of the 
statement before me. 




Town Clerk. 



Middlesex, ss: 



February 15, 1928. 




Justice of Peace. 



Watertown Records 



COMPRISING 

THE FIFTH BOOK 

OF 

TOWN PROCEEDINGS 
1745/6 TO 1769 

AND 

THE SIXTH BOOK 

OF 

TOWN PROCEEDINGS 
1769 TO 1792 



INCLUDING NOTES OF WATERTOWN 
LANDS; GRANTS AND POSSESSIONS 

By J. GARDNER BARTLETT 

AND ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO 
VOLUMES I, II, III, and IV OF 
WATERTOWN RECORDS 

By ELIZABETH FRENCH BARTLETT 



PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION 
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE 
TOWN CLERK 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY 
MISS HELEN HADLEY 

OF THE OFFICE OF 
THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASS. 
1928 

The Gkaphic Press 
Newton, Mass. 



f H 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTES ON WATERTOWN 



LANDS, GRANTS AND POSSESSIONS 

By J. Gardner Bartlett 

Part 2 of the Printed Vol. I of the Watertown Records has 
from pages 15 to 146 three Inventories of Grants and Possessions; 
the so-called First Inventory covering pages 15-67, the so-called 
Second Inventory covering pages 68-113, and the so-called Third 
Inventory covering pages 114-146. 

The purpose of these notes is to show that these Inventories have 
been erroneously numbered chronologically; that the so-called 
Second Inventory was really the First one made; that the so-called 
Third Inventory was really the Second one made; and that the 
so-called First Inventory was really the Third one made. 

At the General Court held 9 September 1639, an order was 
passed "To record all mens houses and lands, being certified under 
the hands of the men of every towne, deputed for the ordering of 
their affairs." (Records of Colony of Massachusetts Bay, Vol. 1 
[printed], p. 276.) 

In compliance with this law, on 4 Jan. 1641/2, the selectmen of 
Watertown "ordered that Simon Eire shall write a Transcript of 
the Lands in a Booke and give it in to the Court." (Watertown 
Records, printed Vol. 1, Part 1, p. 7.) Mr. Eyre, the Town 
Clerk, soon undertook this compilation and first made an In- 
ventory of all the GRANTS only; this actual FIRST INVEN- 
TORY is the erroneously so-called Second Inventory, and covers 
pages 68-113. This really First Inventory was therefore started 
after 4 Jan. 1641/2, and must have been completed before 10 May 
1642, as on that date the allotments of the large farms in Weston 
were made, and none of these grants are included in this In- 
ventory. (See printed Vol. 1, Part 2, pp. 11-14.) This Inven- 
tory was the one turned into the General Court on 18 May 1642, 
when "Watertowne delivering in a transcript of their lands, nott 
being perfect was lent them back again." (Records of Colony 
of Massachusetts Bay, Vol. 2 [printed], p. 2.) 

The above Inventory was "nott perfect" as it did not include 
the large farm grants of 10 May 1642 and the records of posses- 
sions acquired by inheritance or purchase. Therefore a SECOND 
INVENTORY was made by Mr. Eyre of such POSSESSIONS 
only, which is the erroneously so-called Third Inventory and covers 
pages 114-146. Internal evidences show that this Second Inven- 
tory of Possessions was made after 20 July 1642, as John Sher- 
man possessed an 8 acre meadow lot he had bought on that date 
from Samuel Saltonstall (See Watertown Records, Vol. 1, Part 
2, p. 138, and Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 41) ; also after 9 



ii Notes on Watertown Lands, Grants and Possessions 

Nov. 1643, as William Page possessed a 6 acre upland lot he had 
bought on that date from Widow Simson (See Watertown Rec- 
ords, Vol. 1, Part 2, p. 145, and Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 1, 
p. 56) ; also after 2 Nov. 1643, as Isaac Sterne possessed a 60 
acre upland lot no. 25 in the 3d division which he had bought on 
that date from Thomas Ruck (See Watertown Records, Vol. 1, 
Part 2, p. 117, and Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 46); also 
after 1 Dec. 1643 as John Biggellye [Bigelow] possessed a 20 acre 
upland lot, no. 15 in the 1st division which he had bought on that 
date from William Bridges (See Watertown Records, Vol. 1, 
Part 2, p. 140, and Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 46). But it 
was made before 16 Nov. 1644 as on that date Thomas Boyden 
bought a 2 acre meadow lot from George Parkhurst who possessed 
it when this Second Inventory was made (See Watertown Rec- 
ords, Vol. 1, Part 2, p. 142, and Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 
54). It therefore appears that this Second Inventory of Posses- 
sions (erroneously called the Third Inventory), was made be- 
tween 1 Dec. 1643 and 16 Nov. 1644. 

Having thus listed, first the Grants, and secondly the Posses- 
sions, Mr. Eyre from these two compiled a THIRD INVEN- 
TORY OF GRANTS AND POSSESSIONS being the results 
of the other two Inventories, and this Third Inventory is the 
erroneously so-called First Inventory and covers pages 15-67. 
This THIRD INVENTORY was made after 1 Dec. 1643 as 
John Biggelye is listed as owner of the 20 acre upland lot no. 15 
in the 1st division which he had bought on that date from William 
Bridges (See Watertown Records, Vol. 1, Part 2, p. 58, and 
Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 46). But it was made before 
16 Nov. 1644 as on that date Thomas Boyden bought a two acre 
meadow lot from George Parkhurst who is listed as the owner of 
this lot when this Third Inventory was made (See Watertown 
Records, Vol. 1, Part 2, p. 62, and Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 1, 
P. 54). 

To sum up: 

The actual First Inventory, of Grants only, (erroneously called 
the Second Inventory and covering pages 68-113), was made be- 
tween 4 Jan. 1641/2 and 10 May 1642. 

The actual Second Inventory, of Possessions only, by inheritance 
or purchase, (erroneously called the Third Inventory and cover- 
ing pages 114-146), was made between 1 Dec. 1643 and 16 Nov. 
1644. 

The actual Third Inventory of ownership both by Grants and 
by Possessions by purchase and inheritance, (erroneously called 
the First Inventory and covering pages 15-67), was a combined 
compilation of the actual First and Second Inventories, and was 
made subsequent to the latter, but between 1 Dec. 1643 and 16 
November 1644. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS 



TO VOLUMES ONE TO FOUR 



By Elizabeth French Bartlett 



The following list of additions and corrections to the indices of 
the first four published volumes of the Watertown Records have 
been compiled in part from an annotated copy of these volumes, 
now in the library of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, but formerly the property of the late Charles F. Fitz of 
Watertown, a member of the committee which had charge of 
publishing these volumes, and in part from notes made by me. 



Vol. 1. Index of Land Grants and Possessions, 
ventories. 

Saltenstall, Samuel, for 45 read 48. 



Index to In- 



Vol. 



Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



Bacon, John, omit 63. 

Barron, Lydia, omit 45. 

Bartlett, Thomas, add 10. 

Bowman, Martha, add 56. 

Bright, add Joseph, 65. 

Bull, Andrew, add 54. 

Church, Thomas, omit. 

Coolidge, Daniel, for 35 read 55, 

Dow, Mary, omit 42. 

Eddy, Jonathan, omit. 

Fay, Mary, omit 15. 

Fisk, Daniel, omit. 

Grant, Caleb, for 59 read 54. 

Grant, Susanna, omit. 

Harrington, Joseph, omit 65. 

Martha,, omit. 
Hawkins, Hannah, for 6 read 7. 

Timothy, for 6 read 7. 



Jones, Jonah, omit. 
Kemball, John, for 4 read 5. 
Lewis, Mary, omit 16. 
Mason, Mary, add 8. 
Meddup, Sarah, omit 65. 
Perry, Joanna, for 25 read 35. 

" Sary, omit 65. 
Peirce, Benjamin, add 53. 

Joseph, add 59. 
Pierson, Jonathan, omit. 
Robinson, omit Ebenezer. 
Rogers, Thomas, omit 54. 
Simpson, omit Hannah. 
Stearns, omit Theophilus. 
Stone, omit Jane, 38. 
Sweetman, Sary, for 3 read 38. 
Waters, Anne, omit 11. 



Vol. 2. Index of Births, Marriaces and Deaths. 



Bail, Samuel, Susanna and William 
should read, Ball, Samuel, Su- 
sanna and William. 

Ball, Samuel, omit 11, and for 107 
read 103. 



Add Bull, Samuel, 11. 
Bigelow, Mary, omit 23. 
" add Mercy 23. 



TOWN PROCEEDINGS. 
Vol. 2. Index of Subjects. 

Precincts, for 207 read 209, for 276 read 277, for 314 read 315. 
Vol. 3. Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



Adams, for Silome read Silence. 
Alden, add Rebecca, 236. 



Babcock, Elizabeth, add 170, 179, 
180. 



iv Additions and Corrections 



Barnard, Elizabeth, add 185. 
" James, add 185. 
" Maj. Samuel, add 185. 
Sarah, add 195. 
Baxter, Eunice, add 176. 

" Newton, add 176. 
Add Beal, Ebenezer, 146. 
Bellows, for Samuel Moore read 

Samuel Morse. 
Bemis, David, add 137. 
add John, 145. 
" Mary, add 137. 
Benjamin, Mary, add 131. 

Samuel, add 131. 
Bigelow, Eleazer, add 119. 

" George Tyler, omit 194. 
" Marv, add 119. 
Tyler, add 194. 
Bird, add Hitty, 194. 

" add Marshall, 194. 
Bisco, add Jonas, 161. 

" omit Joseph, 160. 
Add Bolter, Eliza, 219. 
Add " James Davis, 219. 
Bond, Elias, for 164 read 161. 
" Henry, add 178. 
" Hitty, omit 194. 
" Joseph, omit 194. 
" Lydia, add 235. 
" omit Marshall, 194. 
" Mary, add 222, 242, and 

omit 228. 
" add Nancy, 228. 
" Sarah, add 131. 
" add Susan, 186. 
Bradish, James, for 157 read 151. 
Bridge, Sally, omit 167, 168. 

Sarah, add 167, 168. 
Bright, Hannah, add 123. 

" John, for 129 read 130. 
" Jonathan, add 213. 
" Joseph, add 111. 
" Josiah, add 154. 
" Susanna, add 188. 
Brown, Adam, for 151 read 181. 
" for Catty read Catherine. 
" Jonathan, omit 162. 

Sally, add 177. 
" add Samuel, 151. 
Sarah, omit 151. 
Carter, Betsey, add 199. 

" omit Prince, 199. 
Add Chase, Thomas, 240. 
Chenrv, Chenery, Ebenezer, add 
117. 

Moses, for 183 
read 188. 

William, add 
171. 



to Volumes One to Four. 

Child, add Ebeneber, 129. 
" omit Eleazer. 
" Jonathan, add 204. 
" Joseph, add 160. 
" Nancy, add 204. 
Clark, Elizabeth, add 163. 

" Uriah, add 122, 136. 
Cockran, add John, 175. 
Cook, Hannah, add 243. 
" John, add 170. 
" Samuel, for 170 read 171. 
" Susanna, add 170. 
Coolige, Coolidge, Dorothy, for 
142 read 143. 
add Elijah 115. 
" " Elizabeth, add 

198. 

" " Hannah Stow- 

ell, omit 191. 
add H a n n a h 
Wellin g t o n, 

" " Hephzebah, add 

155. 

Joseph, for 120 
read 126. 

Mary, add 134. 
" " add Nathan, 

150. 

" " Nathaniel, for 

142 read 143. 

" " Samuel, add 

127, 138. 

" " Simon, add 127. 

" " Susanna, add 

153. 

William, add 
153. 

Cornwall, for David read Daniel. 

" Thomas, add 187. 
Davis, add Eliza, 222, 241. 
" Elizabeth, omit 222, 241. 
" omit Elizabeth, 121. 
" James, add 120. 
Sarah, add 120. 
Dix, add Elijah, 121. 

" omit Elizabeth, 121. 
Dudley, John, omit 234. 

" add Samuel, 234. 
Durant, John, for 236 read 227. 

" Maria, for 227 read 236. 
Esty, Easty, for 239 read 237. 
Everett, add Sarah 170. 

Fairbanks, for Martin read Mar- 
tha, 114. 
Fanning, omit Fanny, 222. 
Add Fanny, Lydia, 222. 
Faxon, Nathaniel, for 228 read 238. 
Add Felton, Benjamin, 136. 



Additions and Corrections 



to Volumes One to Four. v 



Add Felton, Lucy, 136. 
Fisk, Lucy, omit 179. 
" Lydia, add 179. 
" Samuel, add 140. 
" add Susan, 129. 
Fowle, Mary, add 169. 
French, omit Ebenezer, 125. 

" omit Esther, 124. 
Frost, add Ebenezer, 125. 

" add Esther, 124. 
Gardner, Eleanor, add 145. 

add Elizabeth, 172. 
" Hannah, for 151 read 
150. 

George, add Mary Ann, 204. 
Gilbert, omit Mary. 
Gilman, Samuel, for 219 read 218. 
Gobble, Joanna, for 231 read 234. 
Goddard, omit Jonah, 119. 

" Josiah, add 119. 
Godding, Joanna, omit 112. 

William, add 146. 
Grant, Mary, omit 120. 

" Mercv, add 120. 
Gray, Sarah,' for 157 read 151. 
Greenwood, add Joseph 125. 
Add Grimes, James, 113, 120. 

Keziah, 120. 
Samuel, 120. 
Sarah, 120. 
" Grover, Hannah, 113. 
Hagar, Margery, add 217. 
" Mary, add 139. 
" Samuel, add 139. 
" Susanna, for 138 read 139. 
Hammond, Abigail, omit 137. 

Add Abijah, 137. 
Harrington, Anna, add 122. 

" Charles, omit 210. 

Edward, add 122. 
Grace, add 148. 
Peter, add 129. 
Sally, add 210. 
Susanna, add 182, 183. 
" William, add 166, 169. 

Harris, Anna, add 137. 

Elijah, for 213 read 243. 
Hannah, for 252 read 212. 
Sarah, add 137. 
" Stephen, add 137, 145, 149. 
Hastings, for Ann read Anna. 
Jonas, add 174. 
Simon, omit 162, add 
117. 

Add Hathaway, Simon, 162. 
Haynes, Lydia, add 197. 
Higgins, Luke, add 235. 
Honey, Calvin, for 229 read 234. 
Hosmen, John, should read Hos- 



mer, John. 
Hunt, omit Daniel, Henry and 
Lucy. 

Hunting, John, for 199 read 198. 
Jackson, add Susanna, 163. 
Jenison, Abigail, add 119, 126. 

Samuel, add 189. 
Kemball, John, add 133. 

" Mary, add 151. 
Kendall, Paul, for 131 read 231. 
Lawrence, add Abigail, 112. 
" Anna, omit 183. 

add Nathaniel, 183. 
Learned, Abigail, add 145. 
" Bezaleel, add 129. 
" Daniel, omit 126. 
add David, 126. 
Elisha, add 153. 
" Fanning, add 145. 
" add John, 154. 
" Jonas, add 145. 
" Maria Coolidge, 239. 
" Mary, add 126. 
" Mercy, add 145, omit 126. 
" Phineas, for 206 read 
240. 

" Sarah, add 153. 
" Tabitha, add 145. 

Thomas, add 152, 235. 
" William, add 15 V. 
Leathe, Lethe, Ann, add 231. 
" add Frances, 174. 
" Francis, add 149. 

Hannah, add 136, for 128 
read 228. 
Leverett, add Katherine, 178. 
Add Lincoln, Anna, 236. 

Caleb, 214, 240. 
Harriet, 210, 239. 
Livermore, Amos, for 115 read 111 
" omit Frances, 149. 

Ruth, add 124. 
Malay, James, omit 227. 
Mallard, James, add 227. 
Mason, Grace, add 119, 123. 
" add Isaac, 176. 

Joseph, add 119, 123. 
" Martha, add 176. 
" Sarah, add 123. 
Meacham, add Albert, 203. 
Mead, add Betsv, 170. 

" Israel, add 128, 129. 
Morse, Nancy, for 231 read 234. 

Nichols, Mary, add 204, 211. 
Norcross, Sally, omit 152. 

add Seth, 152. 
Peirce, Joseph, add 193, 226. 
William, add 193. 



vi Additions and Corrections 



to Volumes One to Four. 



Perry, Hannah, add 120. 

" Josiah, add 120. 
Pike, add Betsey, 230. 
Pratt, add Susannah, 243. 
Prentice, Benjamin, for 150 read 
156. 

Smith, add 123. 
add Stanton, 114. 
For Prevett, read Privett. 
Prichard, omit John, 196. 
Ray, for Elijah Rowell, read Eli- 
jah Roswell. 
Richardson, John, add 196. 

" Thomas, for 147 read 

197. 

Robbins Nathaniel, for 223 read 
225. 

Ruggles, Mary, for 136 read 139. 
Russell, for Eliza C, read Eliza 
Crocker. 
" for Jane Ann K., read 

Jane Ann Kendall. 
" Lucy, for 207 read 206. 
" for Lucy S., read Lucy 
Stimpson. 
Add Ryant, Rachel, 232. 
Saltmarsh, Mary, omit 115. 
Sanderson, Hanna, add 161. 

add Hannah Prentice, 

183, 226. 
Isaac, add 161. 
" add Lydia, 192. 

Sanger, Abraham, add 216. 

Nathaniel, add 143. 
" -Samuel, add 154, 194. 
Sawin, Daniel, add 142. 

John, add 113, 132. 
Sherman, Charles, add 210. 
Smith, Grace, add 181, 185. 

" Lydia, add 181. 
Soden, omit Anna and Grace . 
add Mary, 154. 
Samuel, add 144, 148, 154, 
171, 221. 
" Susanna, omit 137, 221. 
Somes, add John, 221. 

" add Samuel, 221, 241. 
Add Souther, Moses, 158. 
Add Southworth, Rebecca, 139. 
Spring, Convers, for 147 read 149. 
Jedediah, add 137. 
" Lydia, add 122. 
" Sarah Sewell, for 227 read 
229. 

Stearns, Hannah, add 178. 

Peter, add 118. 
Stone, Elizabeth, add 136. 

" Hannah, add 132, 171. 

" Jonathan, add 132. 



Stone, add Malinda, 236. 
" omit Matilda, 236. 
" Moses, add 132, 181. 
" Rhoda, add 197, 231. 
" William, add 181. 
Stratton, Joshua, omit 143. 
Mary, add 129. 
" William, omit 143. 
Swift, add Elizabeth, 236. 
Taylor, add John, 162. 
Tayntor, add Clarissa, 229. 
" Hannah, add 178. 
add Rebecca, 111. 
Samuel, add 142. 
Susanna, add 134, 158, 
and omit 133. 
Add Temple, Hannah, 205, 
Add " Jerusha, 235. 
Add Tenny, Lydia, 242. 
Thatcher, Ebenezer, for 120 read 
129. 

" add Samuel, 134. 
Thayer, for Zephear, read Zeph- 

eon, and add 191. 
Thomas, Sarah, add 240. 
Add Tilton, Patty, 231. 
Tolman, add Mehitable, 231. 

add Sally, 186, 226. 
Tower, add Augustus, 182, 225. 
Tufts, Benjamin, for 194 read 199. 

" add Mary, 158. 
Turner, Joseph, add 195. 
Add Twitchell Jonas, 115. 
Upham, for Lavis read Lewis. 
Wales, Susanna, add 166. 
Warren, add Elijah, 123. 

Elizabeth, add 123. 
Joshua, add 123. 
Add Waters, Daniel, 241. 
Weeks, add Daniel Pinkney Park- 
er, 221. 
" David, add 221. 
" Nancy, add 221. 
Add Webb, Deliverance, 141. 
Weld, omit Deliverance, 141. 
Wellington, Enoch, omit 231. 
" add Ephraim, 231. 

" Rebecca S., for 227 

read 229. 
Wheeler, John B., for 230 read 
236. 

White, Abigail, omit 169, 202, 236. 
Abijah, add 169, 202, 236. 
" omit Alvarious, 223. 
" John, for 140 read 144. 
Add Whiting, Sally, 225. 
Whitney, Abigail, add 166, 168, 
169. 

" Alvarious. add 223. 



Additions and Corrections to Volumes One to Four. vii 



Whitney, Catherine, add 230. 

Charles, add 175. 

Elisha, add 131. 

Israel, add 116. 
" Jemima, omit 116, 133. 

Johanna, add 116, 133. 
" John, omit 119. 
u add Joshua, 116. 

add Lemuel, 228. 

Leonard, omit 228. 

Mary, add 170. 
" Maria, for 199 read 198. 

Relief, add 160. 



Whitney, Samuel, add 121. 
" Simon, omit 121. 

Sukey, for 191 read 195. 
" Susanna, for 174 read 
170. 

Williams, William, for 232 read 
111. 

Woodward, add Nathaniel, 231. 

Wyeth. After Jonathan Wyeth, 
203, 237, the following names, 
Joshua, Lydia, Lydia W., and 
Mary, should have the name 
Wyeth prefixed. 



Vol. 4. Index of East Precinct and Pastors' Records. 
Barnard, Jonathan, omit 156. 



WATERTOWN RECORDS 



Fifth Book, begun March 3rd, 1745-6 



Voted and Choofe for Selectmen 



1745/6. [1] At a General Town Meeting of the free- 
holders and other Inhab ts : of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled at 
the Publick Meeting houfe in said Town on the Third day of 
March A. D. 1745 for the Choice of Town Officers &c 
Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator for s d meeting. 

Jofeph Mafon Esq r . 
M r Jonas Bond 
M r Eben r . Stone 
M r Oliver Livermore 
M r John Bright. 

Voted and Chofe for Town Clerk— Joseph Mafon Esq r . 
Voted and Chofe for Town Treafurer Joseph Mafon Esq r . 
Voted to Chofe Two Conftables for the prefent Year. 
Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Coolidge firft Conftable 
Voted and Chofe M r Amos Bond Second Conftable 

f Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors 5 M r Tho s : Saltmarfh 

I Joseph Mafon Esq r . 

Voted and Chofe for Sealer of Leather M r Isaac Sanderfon 

•rj- . - /~m et c Tr f Mefs rs Simon Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for fence Viewers j Samuel j eni { on 

xr , ^, r r n r tt- i JM r James Baley 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyers of Highways | Mr Wm . Q Q0 \\{& gt 

j M' Samuel Cooke 
Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j Mr Chriftopher Grant 

-r T j j c t tt • S Mr Isaac Holdin 
Voted and Chofe for Hogneves « M r j ofiah p erry j un r 



Voted and Chofe for Deerrieves 



Mr. Tho s : Saltmarfh 
M r Jona n . Bemis 
Voted and Chofe for Surveyers ( M r Jonas Coollidge 
and Meaf" of Timber plank &c { M r Ebenezer Thornton 

\t 4. j j / t tt i ( M r Uriah Clark 
Voted and Chofe for Hawardsj Mr Sam , Warrin jun r 

Voted and Chofe for gager of Cask M r Smith Prentice 
Voted and Chofe for Saxton M r Ebenezer Hastings. 
Voted to pay the Saxton for his care & trouble by Two Contrabu- 
tions as Ufual. 

Then the Town Brought in their Votes for a County Regester. 
As alfo their Votes for a County Treafurer. 



2 



W atertown Records, 



Then the Town Treafurer Laid his Acc ts . before the Town And 
the Amount of y* Acc 1 in the Treafurey old Tener was 

£723 : 05 : .4 

The Treafurey 's Credit of 

Sundry payments amounted to 579 : 06 : .. 

Outstanding in y* Conftables 

hands .44 : 15 : .3 

In the Treafurey 099 : 04 : .1 

■ £723 : 05 : A 

The 

[2] The Vote was put whether the Town do Accept and 
Allow of the Town Treafurers Acc ts . And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

Voted that the Intreft money Coming to the Town this Year y* 
Year beginning y e Eleventh of Decemb r . Laft be Appropriated for 
the help Maintaing of the Miniftry & School in the Town this 
prefent Year. 

Voted and Granted for y* Rev d m r Seth Storers Salery Accord- 
ing to Contract One Hundred pounds Old Ten r £100 : 00 : 00 
Voted as An Addition to y e Rev d M r Storers Salery for this 
prefent Year to be paid out of y* Intereft money abovesaid the sum 
of One Hundred and Ten pounds Old Tenner. 
Voted for the Support of y* Grammer and Englifh™ for 
the p r fent Year to be paid out of ye Intereft mone abovesaid the 
sum of One Hundred pounds old Tenner. 

Voted and Granted for the Support of y e poor this prefent Year 
the Sum of Thirty pounds old Tenner £030 : 00 : 00 

Voted and Granted the Sum of fifty pounds old Tenner for the 
Repairs of y^ Great Bridge over Charles River in said Town. 

50 : 00 : 00 

Then a Lift of y* Debts due from the Town to Sundry Perfons 
was Laid before y e Town Amounting to Thirty Nine pounds 
11/6 & Allowed 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty nine 

pounds 11/6 old Tenner to Satisfy and pay 

the aboves d Accounts .39 : 11 : .6 

Voted and Granted to M r Joseph Harring- \ 

ton for drawing timber and Clearing y e ) 

Country Road y e sum of Ten pounds 15/ ( 

old Ten r & what he shall git of perticuler \ 10 : 15 : 00 

perfons y l owned y* Timb r . (if any he doth I 

to be paid to V s Town or Difcounted out \ 

of this grant) / 

Voted and Granted to Joseph Mafon Esq r 1 

for his Service in the Town Affairs for the \ 

Year 1745 J .20 : 00 : 00 

Voted that the Town Ways be mended by the prefent Survey" 



W atertown Records. 



3 



this Year with the Arreriges remaining behind in their Lifts of 
Rates. 

Conftable Thomas Homans Afk't the Town to Abate Henry 

Bright ju r Dec d his Rate 12/4 & Jacob Hills Dec d his Rate 13/. 

And Town by Vote Abated & Sunck s d Rates 

& Granted So much as to make them good ..1 : 05 : .4 

The Town Voted and Sunk in Conftable Sam 1 Prentices Lists 

of Rates viz 1 : all Jacob Hills w ch was 46/4 old. Ten r . Wid w : 

Mary Grants 11/8 Henry Bright jun r Dec d . 25/ which in all 

makes four pounds 3/ old Ten r . 

Voted and Granted y* Sum of four pounds 3/ 

to make good y* Sink in Conftable Prentices Listes .4 : .3 : 00 

Voted and Sunk in Conftable Ed w . Harringtons Listes viz W m . 

Ward 32/8 Rich d King's 23/. Jofhua Warrins 14/4 all is 

3=10 — .. old Ten r . and as Mr Harrington had paid y* same & 

made up w th y* Treafurer. 

Voted and Granted to Satisfy M r Herrington 

for w* y* Town Sunk in his Lifts w** 1 he had 

paid &c .3 : 10 : 00 

Voted and Sunk in Jofiah Stearns Listes of Rates vizt. Jofhua 

Warrins 18/4 And w . Smiths 16/4. W m . Wards 24/8 old Ten r 

all is 2=19=.4 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Two pounds 
Ninteen Shillings & 4 d to Satisfy and make good 
w l was Sunk in s d Starnes Lifts .2 : 19 : .4 

Then 

[3] Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* 
Town to purchafe that Acrer of Land belonging to y* Wid w . 
Hannah Fisk w° h Lyes in Common with Land belonging to y* 
Minifteral place (Near Thomas Wellingtons) if it may be had on 
Reafonable Terms. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
Voted not to purchafe any wood land at prefent. 

e 

of y Town 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind A to Choofe 
& Impower a Committee to purchafe y e Land of y e Wid w . Hannah 
Fisk Voted already to be purchafed if it may be had. & y e Vote 
paft in y e Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r M r Daniel Whitney & 
Cap n . Thomas Homans to be the Commitye for y* Ends aboves d . 
Voted That y e Committee give Bond in behalf of y e Town to 
M rs Fiske in cafe they Should purchafe till the Town Shall Agree 
how it shall be paid. 

In the Cafe of M r Sam 1 . Coollidge after Debat thereon. Voted 
that the Town Leave that Affair to the Difcretion of y* Selectmen 
to mannage with prudence for the Town. 

Voted that Swine run at Large under the Regulations in the 
Law in that behalf provided. 



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Voted that the by Law referring to horfes made Laft Year be 
Confirmed for this Year. viz 1 . That no perfon or perfons Shall 
Suffer their horfes or horfe kind above the Age of Six months to 
Run at Large with in the Limmetts of Watertown without their 
being well fettred from the firft Day of April next to y* Laft day 
of October following under the penalty or forfiture of Two 
fhillings and six pence for evry one found without fetters. 
Voted that Joseph Mafon & Nath 1 . Harris Esq rs .. Lay the Same 
before the Court of General Sefsions of y e peace for their Con- 
firmation 

The Ninteenth Article referring to Raifing of Money to 
Lye as a fund for the highering of men into y* 5 war &c was Red 
& debated, and the Vote was put whether the Town would Act 
upon said Ninteenth Article. And the Vote past in the Negative. 
The Twentyeth Article Viz 1 , to hear the Petition of sundry 
of y* Inhab ts . of y e Town Relating to Dogs &c. Was by a Vote 
of y* Town Continued to Next May Meeting. — 

N. B. The Vote of the Town Relating to horfes &c. was 
Laid before the Court of Sefsions held at Charlftown y* Second 
Tuefday of March Currant (by me y* Subfcriber) and 
Confirmed by Said Court Att. 

Joseph Mason 

[4] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Wid w . Mary 
Learneds on the 7 th . of March A. D. 1745/6. for the Swaring 
of Town Officers. At s d Meeting the following perfons were 
Sworn to their Refpective Offices, viz 1 . 

Joseph Mafon Esq r . to the Office of Town Clerk, To y e Office 
of Town Treafurer & to the Office of Afsefsor. P r Nath 1 . Harris 
Esq r . 

Jonas Coollidge ) , ~ , , \ 

Amos Bond } t0 ? offlce of Constable 
Nath 1 . Harris Esq r \ A , , 

Tho*. Saltmarfh } Afsefsors 

Simon Coollidge ) Fence Viewers Sworn y e 
Sam 1 Jenifon ) 17 th : day 



Sworn P r 
Joseph Mason 
Jus ts of peace 



Isaac Holdin hogrieve 

Tho s . Saltmarfh Dear Rieve 

Jonas Coollidge )Survey rs & Meafurers of 

Ebenez r . Thornton ( Timb r &c 

Uriah Clark ( TT , 
Sam 1 . Warrin jun r fHawards 

At the meeting aboves d y* Selectmen Agre'd w th m r Nath- 
Harrington to keep the Grammer and Englifh School in s d Town, 
And to be paid for his Service after the Rate of One hundred 
pounds P r Year for the time he Shall keep the s d School, And if 
he Should Se caufe to Quit the S d School befor the End of the 
Year in that Cafe to give the Selectmen timly Notice. 



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At a Meeting of Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph Mason 
Esq r . on y* 17 th . of March 1745/6. 

There being wanting to Compleat the Town's Stock of Pow- 
der and Ball According to Law viz t better than a Barrel of pow- 
der of Ball ab l . 200 lb The Sele&men Agred and Defired 
Joseph Mason Esq r & M r Oliver Livermore (Two of y* Select- 
men) to take the Money paid to the Selectmen of y* powder 
Rate &c. and purchafe so much Powder and ball as is wanting to 
Compleat the Towns Stock and if there be Money wanting of 
ye above Collection, that the Town Treafurer is ordred to pay 
what is wanting out of y^ Town Treafury and that an Acc 1 of 
y r proceedings be Laid before y 6 Selectmen at y r Next Meeting. 
Whereas M r Joseph Child who has had the Care of y* Town's 
Ammunifion for a long time is Defireous that an other place may 
be provided, defired that Mifs rs . Jonas Bond and Ebenez r Stone 
to go to Cap 1 Joseph Coollidge to se whether they could prevail 
with him to Let it be put into his Mill houfe Chamber that 
being a Convenant and Safe place from Danger. 

[5] 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Jonas Bond 
on the 24 th Day of March 1745/6. The Perfons Appointed to 
purchafe Powder and Ball &c. Reported as follow's. That they 
(with y* Afsistance of m r Jonas Bond) have purchafed one 
Barrel of Powder of 113 lb with the Cask at fifty five pounds old 
Tenner. And 194 lb of Bullets at 22 d P £17=15=.8 which 
Makes in the Whole £72=15=.8 

That they had paid out of v e Money paid to y e Selectmen &c. 

56=10=.6 

And of Monev Rec d out of y e Town 

Treafury — - 16" 15— .2 72=15=.8 



And that they had got y* s d Powder and Ball brought up into 
the Town 

That there Now is in the Town Two Barrels of powder of 205 
lb w th y* Tare And About 400 lb of bullets of Several Sizes 
and about 700 flints. — 

At this Meeting The Selectmen Agreed with M r John Cool- 
lidge (no other perfon Appearing) to Board the Wid w . Webb for 
one Year from the Twenty fifth of this Inftant March after the 
Rate of Ten Shillings P r week old Tenner and He to Look after 
her well under her prefent Circumftances And Infirmities of old 
Age, and if any Extrordnary care should happen through 
Sicknefs or otherwife to be alowed over and Above y* s d 10/ P 
week Reafonable Satisfaction therefor. — to w° h S d Coollidge 
Confented. — 



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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at Ebenezer Stem's on y* 2 d 
day of May 1746. 

The Selectmen having Received a Preceipt Requiring y m to 
caufe their Town to be forth with Afsembled to Elect and Deput 
a Perfon to Reprefent them in a great & General Court or 
Afsembly Appointed to be Convened and held at y e Court houfe 
in Boston on Wednefday y e 28 th . of May Currant. 

In Obfervance of s d Preceipt the Selectmen Ordred the Clerk 
To Isue out Warrants to the Conftables of said Town to Warn 
the Freeholders and other Inhab^. of s d Town with in their 
Refpective Diftricts who are Quallifled to Vote in y* Choice of a 
Reprefentative, To Afsemble and Meet at y e Publick Meeting 
houfe in s d Town on Wednefday the 14 th . day of May Currant 
at three of y* Clock afternoon Then and there to Elect & Depute 
one meet perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them in a great and 
General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held & 
kept for his Majesty's Service at the Court houfe in Boston on 
the 28 th . Day of this Inftant May. 

— Alfo to Require the Said Conftables to Warn the freeholders 
and other Inhab ts . of s d Town with in their Refpective Diftricts, 
who are Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on the s d 14 th Day of this 
Inftant May at five of y e Clock after noon for the Ends fol- 
lowing : 

1. To Choofe a Moderator. 2 ly . To Act upon the Affair y* 
was Referred from March Meeting to May Meeting. 
3 ly . The Committy who were Chofen & Impowred to purchafe 
a piece of Land Lying in Common with Land belonging to y e 
Minifterel place having purchafed the same. To know the 
Mind of y e Town how they will pay & Satisfy for s d Land, 
whether by difpofing of some piece or pieces of Land belonging 
to the Town, or by calling in some of y* Money w° h is upon 
Bond and belonging to the Town, and to Act and do any thing 
or things which they shall Judge proper & Expedent to be done 
that so the s d Land may be Speedly paid for. 4 ly . To hear 
the Petition of y e Wid w Eliz h Grover praying that she may have 
Liberty to set a small building on a Corner of y* 5 Towns Land 
againft the southweft Corner of y e Land belonging to the heirs 
of Joseph Grant Dec d . for Reafons set forth y 6 Petition 5 ly . To 
hear the Report of y e Com tee . who were chofen to take Advice 
Relating to the Land which was sold by Waltham at a place 
Called Bever brook in s d Waltham And for the Town to Act 
their pleafure Relating to s d Land. 

6 ly . 

[6] 6 ly . To hear the Petition of Nathanael Norcrofs Relat- 
ing to the Pew in the Meeting Houfe which was Settled upon 



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Jona n Benjamin Deceafed and for the Town to Act their 
pleafure with Relation thereunto. — 

(Warrants Were Isued out Accordingly) 
At the Meeting afores d the Selectmen being Notified by 
Stephen Palmer of Cambridge by Writing under his hand that 
he had taken into his Houfe w 011 is in Watertown Mr Sam 1 
Andrew and his wife who Came from s d Cambridge Ordred 
the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant directed to y* Conftables forth 
with to warn the S d Sam 1 Andrew & Wife to Depart out of 
W atertown. 

Which was Accordingly done and Return made 

Cautioned againft at Cambridge Court May 22. 1746. 

At a General T ^ wn Meeting of the Freehold", and Other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quail if ied to Vote in the Election or 
Choice of a Reprefentative, Regulerly afsembled at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in said Town on the 14 th . Day of May A. D. 
1746. For to Elect and Depute a Meet Perfon to serve for 
and Reprefent them in a Great & General Court or Afsembly 
Appointed to be Conven'd held & kept for his Majestys Ser- 
vice at the Court houfe in Boston on Wednefday the 28 th Day 
of May Currant. 

After the Votes were Called for and given in (the Majer 
part of y e Selectmen being prefent) it Appeared by the Sorting 
and Numbering the Votes that were given in That M r Jonas 
Bond was Elected for the Service aboves d by the Majer part of 
the Voters then prefent. — 

At a General Town Meeting of y e Freehold", and oth r In- 
hab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled at the publick Meeting houfe in s d Town 
on the 14 th Day of May A. D. 1746. for ^ Ends Mentioned in 
the Warrant &c. — 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Mod- 
finS'b/the court erator °* sd - Meeting. The Petition of Sundry 
at Cambridge May of the Inhab ts . of y e Town Relating to Dogs 
Coming to the Publick Meeting-houfe on Lords 
Days (and which was Continued to this Meeting for a hearing) 
was Red before the Town, and after Debate thereon The Vote 
was put whether it is the mind of the Town That Evry Perfon 
belonging to the Town that shall Let or Suffer his or her Dog 
Come to the Publick Meeting-houfe on the Lords Day shall pay 
a fine of five Shillings to the Town for evry Such offence s d . fine 
to be Improved towards the Support of y e poor of the Town. 
And the Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris and Joseph Mafon Esq rs . to 
be a Com tee to Lay this Vote of y e Town before the Honourable 



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his Majestys Juftices of the Court of General Sefsions of the 
peace to be holden at Cambridge within & for the County 
of Midd\ on the Third Tufday of this Inftant May for their 
Confirmation 

Then the Third Article in the Warrant was Red. And the 
Vote was put whether the Town w ld Difpofe of Some of their 
Land and out of the proceeds thereof to pay and Satisfy for the 
Land purchafed by their Com tee : of the Wid w . Hannah Fisk for 
the use of y* Town An the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Sell 
Some of y* Towns Land Lying Weft of y* Meeting houfe and 
Contigus to Land of Sam 1 . Barnard & Jofiah Perry — And the 
Vote paft in the Affirmative 

Then 

[7] Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of the 
Town to Choofe a Com tee to View and Se what Land may be 
Spared Weft of y e Meeting houfe So as not to Incomode the 
Publick and the Vote paft in the Affirm e . 

Voted and Chofe Cap 1 John Taynter Nath 1 Harris Esq r . & 
Doct r . Jofiah Convers to be the Committee for the Ends aboves d . 
Then the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to 
Impower their Committee to Sell So much of said Land as may 
be Convenantly Spared So as not to Incomode and hurt the Pub- 
lick and the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

The Vote was then put whether it is the mind of y e Town 
that y r Committe who are Impowred to Dispofe of y e Land 
Abovesd (w ch may be spared) Shall Dispofe of the Same to the 
Higheft bidder and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Upon a Motion made & Seconded (the day being spent) the 
vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to Adjourn this 
Meeting and the Remaining bufnifs thereof untill Munday the 21 
Day of this Inftant May at five of y* Clock after noon at this 
place and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. And the Meeting was 
Accordingly Adjourn'd. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in town Affairs 
Afsembled at the publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on the 
the 19 th of May 1746 by Adjournment. 

The Petition of Eliz h Grover was Red to the Town praying 
for Liberty to set a Small Shop or building upon the Towns Land 
Near the Corner of m r . John Haftings Land and Againft the 
front of y* Land belonging to the Heirs of Joseph Grant Dec d . 
And after Confideration thereof, The Vote was put whether it is 
the mind of y* Town to Sufpend the Acting upon the s d Petition 
for the prefent, and in the mean time care be taken to Se if the 
Petitioner may not be otherwife Accomodated in the Neighbour- 



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hood there being a favourable profpect thereof, and the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative, 

The Committee who were Chofen to take Advife Refpecting the 
Land Sold by a Com te€ : of Waltham w° h Land belonged to 
Watertown Made their Varble Report Relating to the Advife 
they had Receved, upon hearing and Confidering of y* Same the 
Vote was put whether it is the mind of Town to Choofe the 
Selectmen to be a Committee to Difcourfe with the Selectmen 
of Waltham upon s d Affair in order to know what y* Town of 
Waltham in tend to Do Relating to Said Land and make y r Report 
at y* Next Town Meeting, and the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

Then the Petition of Nath 1 Norcrofs was Red to the Town 
who prays that the Town w ld pleafe to Grant him the priviledge & 
Improvm 1 . of y* Pew which was Settled on Jona n . Benjamin 
Deceafed under Such Reftrictions as the other pews are Settled 
on. And after the prayer of y e . Petition was Confidred The Vote 
was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to Grant the prayer 
of s d Petition the Petitioner paying and Satiffying the Heirs of 
y* Deceafed for the prime Coft of building s d Pew. And the 
Vote paft in the Negative 

June 30 1746: At a meeting of y 6 selectmen at D Coollidges. 
The p r fons Approbated y* Laft Year were this, the Selectmen 
agre'd that M r Benj n . Haftings be defired to take y 6 care of y e 
Great Bridge this year. Agre'd to meet on y* 14 th of July at 
M rs . Learneds 3 clock to take care abo 1 y* great Bridge & Defired 
y* Clark to Notify y e Selectmen of Wefton & Waltham to meet 
w th them at y^ time & place. 

[8] At a meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown Wefton & 
Waltham at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds in Watertown on the 
14 th . Day of July 1746. In order to View the Great Bridge 
over Charles River in s d Watertown. 

And there being A Necefsefsity of Rebuilding the North Peer 
of s d Bridge. Agre'd to Rebuld the Same, but in the following 
Manner viz 1 . Instead of having King Posts &c above the Bridge 
to have a Mudcell Supporters and braces Underneath. Agreed to 
have a Mudcell Thirty Eight feet in Length and a foot Square of 
good black oak. A good Cap piece of 22 feet Long and a foot 
Square of good white Oake. Alfo Two good white Oak braces of 
Twelve feet long and 8 and 10 Inches, four Posts or Supporters 
10 feet Long and a foot Square 2 of them to be New, Alfo that 
there be procured 2 Cap pieces, posts and braces for y* North and 
South Sides of S d Peer (the old ones being suppofed to be 
Rotton) Of y* Same Dementions of y* old ones Agreed to pro- 
cure one Long String piece for s d peer one New one being all 
ready provided. Agreed y* Selectmen of Watertown procure 
S d String piece. The Selectmen of Wefton procure the Mudcell 
aboves d the Three Cappieces and the 2 New posts or Supporters 
aboves d . 



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Whatelfe may be wanted it is propofed to Improve the old 
Stuff. Agreed that the Timber be procured and Laid at y* s d 
Bridge by the firft of Sep r . Next. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Wefton & 
Waltham On the 16 th Day of Sep r . 1746. at the Wid w . Learneds 
in Watertown. In Order to take Effectual Care for the Repair- 
ing off or New Errecting the Northerly peer of y* Great Bridge 
over Charles River in Watertown Agre'd that M r Ebenezer Stone 
M r Nath 1 . Walker and Mr Jona n Stratton Should be the work- 
men to Do the Carpentree work and to proceed abo 1 the work 
forth with, and in order to further the work, Agree'd that the 
Selectmen of y e Three Towns or So many of them as can Con- 
veniently Come, To meet on Munday Next at the s d Bridge with 
the workmen Aboves d . to take up the Bridge in order to Examine 
the Timbers to Se what may do again, and to Se what is further 
Wanting. And the Selectmen of Each Town Endeavour to procure 
some good hands to Afsist abo 1 Laying of y* Mudcells and other 
Waterwork and that y e Selectmen of Watertown procure Stones 
to Lay on the Ends of the Mudcells. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at M rs . Learneds in 
Order to take care of y* old Plank and to Difpofe of y e Old Tim- 
ber belonging to y* Bridge. The old plank was all Carryed into 
M rs . Learneds Yard and stict up with w* was there before. The 
old Timber that was fit for nothing but the fire was Sold to 
James Dix (he being y* higeft bidder) for Thirty Shillings old 
Tener. The Remainder was Sold to Benjamin Haftings for 
Thirty Shillings old Ten r . 

The Selectmen Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to the 
Conftables To warn One Sarah Cornifh Alias Sarah Bemis to 
Depart out of Watertown who Came from Waltham ab 1 . the 17 th 
of Feb y . Laft paft the Selectmen Refufing to Accept of her to be 
an Inhab 1 . in Watertown. 

[9] At a Meeting of v* 5 Selectmen of Watertown at the 
Wid w . Learneds Nov r . 20, 1746. For Taking in of y* Ace", of 
y e Work done by Watertown at the Repairing of y* Great Bridge 
and Timber bo 1 , the Acc ts are as follow's. Viz 1 . 
Jofeph Mafon for 5 Days & J/£ work at ) 
10/P and Cafh for Drawing of Timbr 1/4 j — £ -2=16— .4 

Jonas Bond 5 days and half .2=15 — .. 

Oliver Livermore Two days & = .1 — .7 — .6 

Jona n Bemis 2 Load of Stones 7/P .. — 14 — .. 

Nath 1 Norcrofs the belt part of a Day .. — 10 — .. 

Jon\ Learned 2 Days & % .1—12—.. 

Ebenezer Thornton for 69 feet of Timber at 3/P 10=. 7 — .. 
Wid w . Mary Learned for Expences at y* 5 ] 
Repairing of said bridge viz 1 for drink 93/4: [ .9— .8 — .4 
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Ebenezer Stone 6 days ]/ 2 at 12/P y 2 Day at 5 .4=.3 — .. 

Benj n . Haftings for his care in mending y* Bridge 
this year to this Date £2=. 5 — .6 

and for 5 Days y 2 at 12/P & half 
Dav 5/ 3=11=.. 

.5=16=.6 



W m Coollidge one day y 2 20/ carting gravil 18/ .1 — 18 — .. 

Jame Dix Slitwork and Speeks .1 — .5 — .6 

Dan 1 Whitney for 12 Load of Stones 

7/P .4— .4—.. 

& himself a hand & Teem one day 

& y 2 30/P 2— .5—.. 

.6— .9—.. 



David Learned for a piece of Timb r & life of 

his Conoo .. — 10 — .. 

Jonas Coollidge y 2 day work & Drawing Timb r .1 — .6 — .. 

Eleven Hundred & 11 feet Plank 27=15—6: 

Timb r .6=19=.2 34=14— .8 



£85=12=10 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Wefton and 
Waltham On November the 24 th . 1746. At Rich d Cuttings in s d 
Waltham 

The Acc ts . of the Charge of y* Great Bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown Since the Laft Adjuftment were this Day 
Proportioned And Adjufted Between the Three Towns. (Se the 
Acc ts . at Large Signed by y* Selectmen Each Town As Entred in 
Lib 2. Page 54 In the Treafurey) 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on y e 1 st Day of 
Dec r . 1746 At M r Oliver Livermore's The Selectmen Ordred 
y e Clerk to Isue out a Warant to Warn one Abigail Ovring to 
Depart out of Watertown, who came from Cambridge to s d 
Watertown abo*. the 25 th . of Octo r . Laft. and who now Refides 
at the Houfe of David Sanger in s d Town. 

At this Meeting y* Selectmen Signed An Order to y e 
Treafurer to pay Out of The Town Treafurey, of y* Laft Grant 
made for y e Great Bridge as follows's. 
To Jonas Bond 55/ To Oliver 
Livermore 27/6 — 4=.2 — .6 
To Jona n . Bemis 14/ To Nath 1 
Norcrofs 10/ To Jona n . Learned 32/— 2=16— .. 
To Ebenez r Stone 83/ To Benj n 
Haftings 86/6. To W m . Coollidge 

38/— 10=.7— .6 
To Ebenz r Thornton £10— .7/ To 
y* Wid w Learned £9=8/4 19 — 1 5 — .4 

To Dan 1 . Whitney £6=9/ To 
David Learned 10/ .6=19—.. 



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To Jonas Coollidge 26/ To Joseph 

Mafon 56/4 old Tenner A— 2 —A 



£48=.2=.8 

And to the Rev d M r Seth Storer out 
of y e Laft Afsefment Old Ten r . 

[10] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen On the 16 th : of 
February 1746. 

The Selectmen Ordred the Clerk to Hue out Warrants to the 
Conftables of Watertown to Warn the Inhab ts . of Said Town 
who are Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs To Meet at the 
Public Meeting house in Said Town on Munday the Second 
Day of March Next at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon for 
the Ends following viz 1 To Choofe a Moderator for s d Meet- 
ing To Choofe Selectmen to manage the Prudencals of y* 
Town. To Choofe a Town Clark a Town Treafurer A Con- 
ftable or Conftables Afsefsors and all other Such Town Officers 
as are to be Chofen in the month of March Annually. To 
Choof a Saxton. and Agree how he Shall be Satisfyed. 

To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer. 

To hear the Town Treafurers Acc ts . 
For the Town to Manifeft their Minds how y^ Intereft Money 
coming to y e Town this prefent Year (the year beginning the 
Eleventh Day of December Laft paft) Shall be Appropriated. 

To Grant Money to pay the Rev d M r Seth Storer his Salary 
According to Contract for the Enfuing year 

To know the Mind of y e Town what Addition they will 
make td M r Storers Salary for y e Enfuing Year the Year begin- 
ning y* firft of March Next. And to Grant what may be Agree'd 
upon or otherwife Agree upon what way and Method it Shall 
be Satisfied. 

To Grant Money for the Support of the School, or other 
wife Agree how it Shall be Supported the Year Infuing. beginning 
y e firft of March Next. 

To Grant Money for the Support of y e poor y e Year Enfuing. 
To hear the Acc^. of thofe Perfons to whom the Town are 
Indebted, and to Grant Money to pay and Satisfy them. 
To Grant Money for the Repairing of y e Meeting houf glafs, 
and to procure a Cover for the Pulpit Cufhing and other repairs. 
To hear the pleafs of Some of y* 5 Late Conftables for y* 
Abating of Some perfons Rates in their Lifts. & for y e Town to 
Act y r pleafure thereon. 

To know the Mind of the Town whether they are willing to 
Exchaing with Tho s . Wellington the Two Acres of Land be- 
longing to the Minifteral place Adjoining to s d Thomas Well- 
ingtons Land for An Equivolent in Land Adjoining to the 
Minifteral Home Lot (referving the wood on s d Two Acres for 



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the Ufe of the Minifter) And in Cafe the Town s !d Come into 
this Motion then to Chofe a Committee to Accomplifh the 
same According to Such Directions as the Town Shall See meet 
to give to s d Com tee Or in Cafe y* Town S ld not se meet to 
Exchainge as Afores a or s d Wellington s Id not come into the 
Meai'ures of y* Town if they s ld be willing to Exchange. Then 
to know y r Mind, how s d Two Acres shall be fenced and to Do 
what the Town shall judge proper to Accompiifh ye proportion 
of fence belonging to the Town. 

To know the Mind of y* Town whether the High ways and 
Town way shall be mended by Rate y* Year Infuing, and if 
the Town Comes into this Method Then to Grant Money for 
s d Affair, And to Choofe the Surveyors of y* High Ways to be 
Collectors, to Collect the Same or to Se that it be worked out 
within the Year Agreeable to Such Directions as the Town may 
Se meet to give them. 

To know the mind of y e Town how the Remander of y* Bond 
given to y* Wid w Hannah Fiske by y* Towns Committe in y r 
Name with the Intereft Shall be paid and Satisfied. 

For the Town to hear the Lift of juriors, And to do thereon 
Agreable to y* Directions in y* Law in that behalf made & pro- 
vided. 

For 

[11] For the Town to take Some proper Meaiures to pre- 
vent the Drawing of Timber over the great Bridge in y e Town 
without Carriages which practice is found to be very prejudical 
to y* Bridge, as alfo the drawing of Timbers into the River above 
and below the Bridge on the Southerly Side of s d River which 
tends to gull and tare down s d Bank and So prove prejudical to 
the Town. 

Where as there was formerly a Grant made by y* General 
Court of 1500 Acres of Medow to Watertown has Not Yet 
been Satisfied. And where as Watertown together with Wefton 
& Waltham have been at a very great and burdenfome Charge in 
Building Repairing and Rebuilding once and Again the great 
Bridge over Charles River in Watertown (where by great 
benefit Accrews to the publick) and that the three Small Towns 
aboves d being Still (and like to be) Subject to a Conftant Yearly 
Charge of Repairing of s d Bridge, which by Long Experance y a 
find s d Repairs to be a growing burdinfome Charge upon them. 
To know the mind of the Town whether (upon the fore going 
Confiderations) they will Impower their Reprefentative to joine 
in Conjunction w th the Repreientatives of y* Towns of Weiton 
& Waltham aboves d (or Such Perfons as they may Appoint) to 
Petition the great and General Court for a Grant of so much of 
the Unappropriated Land belonging to y* Province to be made 
to the S d three Towns as the S d Court in their Wifdom Shall 
judge Meet and Sufficiant to be in Liew of s d Grant of Medow 



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Land, and alfo the better to Enable the s d Three Towns cheir- 
fully to bear the growing Charge of s d Bridge, or other wife 
in their Wifdom to relieve them Relating to y* premifses. 

To know the mind of y e Town whether they are willing with 
Wefton & Waltham to Difpofe of y r Farm Lying Near y e great 
Wachufetts belonging to s d Towns for An Agreeable Valuable 
Confideration And for the Town to Do and Act with Relation 
thereunto as they shall see meet. 

To hear the Report of y r Com tee : Appointed to Agree with 
Perfons w l they s ld give for Land Lying to y e Ways &c. what 
they have further done Relating to s d Affair, & for y 6 Town to 
Act y r pleafure thereon 

For the Town to be Acquainted that their are Several Perfons 
who had Land Confirmed to them upon Condition of y r paying 
into the Town Treafurey what was Agreed on by y r Comm tee . 
(the proceeds of w ch Land was given by the Town to the Rev d 
M r Storer) who have heitherto Neglected to pay their refpective 
Dues, And for y e Town to Act y r pleafure with Rlation there 
unto. — 

To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will do their 
proportion of y e fence between the Land of m r John Sawin and 
the Buring place, and to do what they shall judge proper 
Relating y r unto. 

To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Either Lett 
or Sell that Small piece of Land belonging to the Town Lying 
between the Country Road and the Mill Crick Above the Corn 
Mill, as alio to take Some proper Meafures for the Removing the 
Incumbrances from off s d piece of Land, And alfo whether the 
Town will Let out the Small Island below the Mills and the 
Bank Againft the River Near M r David Sangers. 

To know the Mind of y e Town whether Swine Shall Run 
at Large under the Regulations in the Law in that cafe made 
and provided. 

To 

[12] To know the mind of the Town whether they will 
Revive the by Law relating to horfes for a Nother Year. 

Likewife Order the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons that 
the Town are Indebted to to bring in their Acc ts . to y e Select- 
men At the Houfe of y e Wid w . Mary Learneds on Wednefday 
the 25 th of this Inftant Feb y : at three of y e Clock After noon 
in Order to have them Laid before y e Town 

On Feb r : 17 th : 1746. Warrants were Ifhued out and Diliv d 
to the Conftables of S d Watertown P Joseph Mafon Town 
Cler 

At a Meeting of Selectmen at the Wid w . Mary Learneds on 
the 25 Day of February 1746/7. In order to receive the Acc 1 
from thofe Perfons that the Town is Indebted to, w * 1 are as 
follow's. viz 1 . 



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To Ebenezer Stone & Sam 1 Stratton the Com tee 

for Repairing of the Minifteral Houfe The 
Ballance of their Acc 1 old Tener £11 =.2 = 

To Ebenez r Stone for worke done at y* Meet- 
ing houfe 18/ and Nails 5/ .1 — .3 — 
To Benj n . Haftings for work at Meeting 
Houfe 1—..—.. 
& for work done at y* great Bridge . — .8 — .. .1 — .8 — 



To the Afsefsors for their Service in that office 
y e Year 1746 viz Nath 1 Harris & Joseph Mafon \ 15= .. — , 
& Tho s Saltmarfh £5 Each 
To Jofeph Mafon for a Deed & a Bond ab l the 
Land bo 1 of m rs Fisk 6/ for Nails to make a place \ .. — 10= 
for y* Powder &c 3/ for drafting a Report 1/ 
To Oliver Livermore for 60 feet of Bord to 
make a place for to put y e Town's Stock of Am- \ .. — 17 
munifion in 

To David Livermore for Speaks for y e Great 
Bridge in April & Octob r Laft (thefe were 
not bro* in to Acc 1 Laft adjufted, .. — 15=.. 

To Jonas Coolidge for Serving Conftable one 
Year & warning 2 Meetings .1 — .6 =.. 

To Amos Bond Conftable for the Like Service .1 — .6 

To W m . Coollidge Surveyer for Plank and 
Timber to mend the Bridge (comonly called 
Tredaways Bridge) .2=16=.. 



£36" .3 .6 

[13] At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders 
and other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town 
Affairs Duly Warned and Regulerly Afsembled and Meet to- 
gether on the Second Day of March A. D. 1746/7. for Choice 
of Town Officers &c. 

Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator of s d Meeting 

M r Jonas Bond 
Jofeph Mafon Esq r 
Voted and Chofe for Selectmen ( Nath 1 . Harris Esq 1 ". 

M r John Hunt 
M r Ebenezer Thatcher 
Voted and Chofe Jofeph Mafon Esq r Town Clerk 
Voted and Chofe Jofeph Mafon Esq r Town Treafurer. 
Voted to Choofe Two Conftables for y e prefent Year. 

Voted and Chofe for Conftables { 

f M r Thomas Saltmarfh 
Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors \ Nath 1 Harris Esq r 

[ Jofeph Mafon Esq r . 



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Voted and Chofe Jacob Caldwell for Sealer of Leather 
Voted and Chofe for fence Viewers j EX^H^Tngton 
Voted and Chofe forSurveyers of High Ways|{^j? a ^ al ^ y o()llidge 

Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j Nathaniel 6 Stone 

( Mofes Stone 

Voted and Chofe for Hogneves j Uriah Clark 
Voted and Chofe for Surveyers and ( Ebenezer Thornton 
Meaf rs of Timb r . &c ( Jonas Coollidge 

_ _ . . ' . TT . { Jonathan Stone jun r 
Voted and Chofe for Hawards j Jo{iah Stowel 

Voted and Chofe Smith Prentice Gager of Cask 

Voted and Chofe for Saxton Joseph Haftings, who Refufed to 

Serve 

Voted and Chofe Henry Spring Tercous Sexton 

Voted to pay the Saxton by Two Contrabutions for his Service 

as has been Ufull 

Then 

[14] Then the Town Treafurer Laid his Ace*, before the 
Town which was red. w ch was as follow's viz 1 . 
What the Treafury was Charged for Amounted to y e Sum of 

£807 ".7 "3 

What y* 5 Treafury had Credit for Amounted to 

£699 " 13" 11 
there is Remaining in the Conftables hands 

.32" 14" .7 

And in the Treafurey 74 "18" .9 



£807 " .7 " .3 

Then the Vote was put whether the Town Alow and Accept 
of the Treafurers Acc t And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Voted and Granted One hundred pounds for the Rev d M r 
Storers Salary According to Contract old Ten r £100=00=00 
Voted as an Addition to M r Storers Salery the sum of Two 
hundred pounds old Tener for the prefent Year. One hundred 

& Eight pounds to be Afseft 108—00=00 

The other Ninty two pounds to be paid out of the Intreft money 
Coming to the Town this prefent Year. 

Voted One hundred and Ten pounds of £ Tener for the Support 
of the Gramer & Englifh School for this Prefent Year to be paid 
out of ^ Intereft money Coming to the Town this prefent Year. 
Voted and Granted the Sum of forty pounds old Tener for the 

Support of the poor this prefent Year £40=00=00 

Then a Lift of the Acc ts . of Sundry Perfons to whom the 
Town is indebted was Red to the Town Amounting to y e Sum of 
£36=.3=.6 old Tener & Alowed 



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Voted and Granted the Sum of £36=.3=.6 to pay and Satisfy 

S d Acc ts . 36=.3=.6 

Voted that the Sum of Sixteen pounds old Tener be paid out of 
y* Treafurev to procure a Cover for the Cufhing belonging to the 
Pulpit. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Sixteen pounds old Tener for 
to pay for Mending the Meeting houfe glafs and for the further 

Repairing s d Houfe and glafs £6=.. — .. 

Then Some of the Late Conftables Made their pleafs for the 
Town's Abating Some perticuler perfons Rates in their Refpective 
Lifts. And the Town by a Vote Abated in Conftable Tho s 
Homans Lifts viz 1 Tho s Newmas Rates 31/8 James Hackletons 
40/4 Dan 1 Stearns 16/ One head in Sam 1 Benjamins 31/8 in All 
£5=19=. 8 old Tener 

Voted and Granted to Cap 1 Tho s Homans y* Sum of 5 = 19=. 8 

to Supply y 6 Abatm ts . .5=19— .8 

The Town by a Vote Abated in Ed w . Harringtons Lifts of 
Rates James Hackletons Rates £4=18=.4 Ezriah Walkers 
1 5/8 and Nathan Ernes in all £7=.l — .. old Tener 

Voted and Granted to Ed w . Harrington the Sum of £7=.l 

to Suply y e abatm ts .7 — .1 — .. 

The Town by a Vote abated in Sam 1 Hagers Lifts Tim y Hoars 
Rates 13/8 Sam 1 Cambels 13/8 and Gerfham Keys 29/ in all 
£2=16=4 old Tener 

Voted and Granted to Sam 1 Hager to Suply the abatm 1 v e Sum 
of 2=16=4 .2=16~4 
The Town by a Vote Abated Sam 1 Smiths Rate in Christoper 
Grants Lift of Rates w ch was 15/ old Tener. 
Voted and Granted 15/ to Supply the abatm 1 in s d Grants 
Lift ..—15—.. 
The Town by a Vote abated in Sam 1 Prentices Lifts of Rates 
Rob 1 . Crowls 14/8 And Nath 1 Norcrofs jun r 14/8 both is 29/4 
old Tener 

Voted and Granted 29/4 to Supply the Abatments in s d 
Prentices Lifts .1 — .9 — .4 

Voted and Granted the Sum of £20 to the Town Treafurer for 

his Service for the Town the Year 1746. 20=00—00 

Then Voted and Adjorned this Meeting and the Remaining 
buifnefs of it to Munday the Ninth Day of this Inftant March 
at two of the clock After Noon. 



[15] At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown at the 
Wid w : Mary Learneds on the 6 th Day of March A. D. 1746/7. 

The Several Perfons Under named who were Chofen by the 
Town at their Annual Meeting the 2 d Inftant were Sworn to 
the faithfull Difcharge of their Refpective Offices viz 1 . 



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Joseph Mafon Esq' J Tourer] P Nath'. Harris 

to the office of I Afsefsor Justice peace 

Na S t e h' h BriSlt" } t0 the ° ffice of Conftable 
Thomas Saltmarfh ) ^. ff . , . , , 

Nath 1 Harris Esq' j to * e ° ffice of Afsefsor 
Sam 1 Stratton j to ye Office of Fence 

Ed w . Harrington J Viewer I p , , 

Nath 1 Stone to y' Office of Tythingman \ 
Mofes Stone / , TT 

Uriah Clark J t0 ^ ° fflce of H °g rieve 
Ebenezer Thornton ) to ye office of Surveyers 
Jonas Coollidge ) and Meaf rs .. of Timb r &c 
Jona n Stone jun r ) , , TT , 

Jofiah Stowel \ t0 the ° fflce of Haward 

The Seleclmen Agre'd w th . M r Nath 1 Harrington to keep the 
Gramer & Englifh School, And to have as a reward After the 
Rate of one hundred and ten pounds P Year for the time he keeps 
s d School And if he should Se caufe to Leave the School befor 
the End of one Year to give the Selectmen timely Notice. 

The Selectmen with the Conftables of A sd Town Appointed M r 
Samul Fiske of s d Town to be the Sealer of Weights and Meafures 
for the sd Town of Watertown untill a nother Shall be Ap- 
pointed in his Room. 

March 12 th : 1746 M r Sam 1 . Fiske was Sworn to y* Office 
of Sealer of Weights & Meafures for Watertown before the 
Court of Gen 1 Sefsions of the peace held at Charlftown. 

[16] At a General Town Meeting of y e freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown on the 9 th . Day of March 1746/7 by 
Adjornment 

Voted and Abated in Conftable Jofeph Garfields Lifts of Rates 
Six fhillings and one peney in John Becks & Eben r Perrys Lates 
Voted and Granted to Joseph Mafon Esq r the Sum of Sixteen 
fhillings old Tener for Entring Caution againft Joseph Harris 
& Sufana Murch Miners and for y e Conftables Service. 
Voted and Abated Daniel Stearns Lates 6/ and henry Springs 
y e 3 d 32/ old Tener In Conftable Amos Bonds Lifts of Rates. 
Voted and Granted 38/ old Tener to Supplie what was Sunk 
in Amos Bonds Lifts. 

Voted and Granted to Amos Bond 30/ old Tener for His trouble 
in Conveying A woman & her Children & Goods from Watertown 
to y* Conftable in Cambridge 

Then the Vote was put whether the Town is Willing to Ex- 
chang Land w th M r Thomas Wellington. And the Vote paft 
in y e Negative 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe 



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a Com tK . to Divide the fence between the Land belonging to y* 
Town adjoining to m r Thomas Wellingtons Land that the Town 
may know y r part. And Se what Sort of fence will be moft 
beneficial to be Errected by the the Town on their part, And 
Make Report at the Next Town Meeting And the Vote paft in 
the Affarmative 

Voted and Chofe Enf n . Dan 1 Whitney Joseph Mafon Esq r & 
M r Jofeph Harrington to be the Committy for y e Ends above 
said. 

Voted that the Ways be Mended this Year with the Arreariges 
w° h is in the hands or Rates of the prefent and Late Surveyers of 
High Ways. 

Voted that Nine pounds one fhilling and 2 d be paid out of y e 
Treafurey by the Treafurer to y* Wid w Hannah Fiske to Satiffy 
the Remainder of the Bond given to her by y e Towns Com tee . and 
y e Intreft thereon 

A Lift of Juriors was Laid be fore the Town & Red. and 
After the Town Voted five perfons to be taken out, viz 1 Jofiah 
Pery James Baley Walter Beath John Coollidge jun r & David 
Coollidge which were in before, the Addition made to the Lift 
was Accepted by y e Town. The whole Lift Amounting to 
Eighty three parfons. Twenty being y e forth part. Three was 
Added three to the Superiour Box (Seventeen being in before). 
The Three parfons w* 1 * 1 were by Vote Added were M r John Hunt 
M r Jofeph Harrington m r Jofeph Child. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe 
a Comm tee to take perticuler Obfervation what Perfons they are 
who Draw Timb rs Over the Great Bridge with out Carrages 
as alfo Such as draw Timber into the River above and below the 
S d Bridge on y e South Side of the River to the prejudice of y e 
Town, And to defire such perfons that they w ld . Not Continue in 
Such a practice. And if they will not Defist therefrom y n S d 
Comm tee to make Reporte to the Town, That the Town may take 
other Meafures to prevent Such a practice. And y* 5 Vote paft in 
y* 5 Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 Harris Esq r . Mefs rs .. John Hunt & 
Jonas Coollidge to be a Commitee for y e Ends aboves d . 

Upon Confideration of y* 1500 Acres of Medow Land former- 
ly Granted by the General Court to Watertown not Yet Satisfyed 
together in Confideration of y e Great and growing Charge of y e 
great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown the burden 
whereof Lyes upon y e three Smal Towns of Watertown Wefton 
and Waltham, the Vote was put Whether it is the Mind of 

The 

[17] The Town to Impower their Reprefentative to joine in 
Conjunction with the Reprefentatives of > e Tovvn: of Wefton and 



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Waltham aboves d (or Such Perfons as they May Appoint) 
To Petition the Great & General Court for a Grant of So much 
of the Unapropriated Lands belonging to the Province To be 
made to the S d Three Towns as the s d Court in their Wifdom 
shall judge Meet and Sufficiant to be in Liew of s d Grant of 
Medow And alfo the Better to Enable the s d Three Towns, Char- 
fully to bear the Growing Charge of s d Bridge (which the 
publiclc are So greatly benefited by) or other wife in their 
Great Wifdom & good nefs to relieve the s d three Small Towns 
Relating to the Premifses. & y e Vote paft in y e Affirm e : 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of y* Town to Choofe Two 
Perfons to be a Com tee . to joine with Such Perfons as are or may 
be Chofen by y* Towns of Wefton and Waltham to git the beft 
Information they can what the prefent Value of the Farme Near 
Wachufett belonging to y e s d Towns is Esteemed to be, And to 
hear the Offers which any Gentleman or Gentlemen may make 
for s d farm in cafe s d Towns will difpofe thereof. And to Make 
Report of their doings at y e Next Town Meeting, that the Town 
May be able to Act more Underftandingly in what May be moft 
for their & y e other Towns Intreft in said Affair And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r and Cap 1 . John Taynter 
to be a Commitee for y e Ends Aboves d . 

Then the Com tees Report was Red. and the Vote was put 
whether it is the mind of y* Town to Accept of the Com tees . 
Report and that the Land Mentioned therein be Granted and 
Confirmed to y e s d Jofhua Stratton his heirs and Afsigns he 
paying therefor into the Town Treafurey for the Ufe of y e 
Town ' the Sum of four pounds Ten fhillings old Tener as 
Mentioned in s d Report, and y* Vote paft in y* Affirmative 

Then the Town was Informed that M r John Kimbul was one 
of the Dilinquant Perfons who was Indebted to y e Town for 
Land had of y e Town the proceeds whereof was given to M r 
Storer. That M r And w . White & Joseph Stearns were the other 
Perfons, that M r Kimbul Debt was 45/ said Whites 60/ & s d 
Stearns 80/ Upon hearing hereof Voted y l y* 5 Selectmen call 
upon y* s d Dilenquant perfons to pay y r Refpective dues that So 
y* Rev d M r Sorer may Reap thereby y* benefit of y e Towns 
Gift formerly made to him — 

Voted that if y e s d Jofeph Starnes Infift on having a deed of y e 
Land he had of the Town that the Selectmen give him a deed in 
y e behalf of y* Town 

Voted to Make One half of the fence againft the burying place 
between the Land of m r John Sawin and Said Buring place 
Voted to make a good Stone Wall fence between s d Sawins Land 
and s d Buring place 

Voted to Chofe a Committee to procure the Doing of s d fence 



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Voted and Chofe Mefsu rs . And w White Dan 1 Whitney & Oliver 
Livermore to be s d Committee. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty five pounds old Tener 
to be Improved by s d Committee for y* making of s d wall fence, 
the Committee to render an Acc 1 of y r Doings. Then 

[18] Then the Vote was put whether the Town will Sell 
that Small piece of Land between the Country Road and the Mill 
Crick above ye Corn mill And the Vote paft in the Negative 

The Vote was put whether the Town are of y* Mind to let s d 
Small piece of Land, and the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

Put to Vote whether the Town are of y c Mind that all In- 
cumbrances should be Removed from off of s d piece of Land. 
And y e Vote paft in y e Affirm e . 

Voted to Let the Small Island below the Mills. 
Then the Vote was put whether the Town will Choofe a 
Comm tee to Let y e small piece of Land above the Mill and the 
Island below the Mill afores d And to Remove all the Incum- 
brances from off of s d piece of Land above the Mill between y* 
High Way & Mill Crick And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Voted and Chofe Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . Mefsu rs . Tho s Saltmarfh 
& David Sanger to be a Com tee . to Let the Land aboves d and to 
Remove the Incumbrances from off y* Land Aboves d . — 
Voted that Swine Shall Run at Large this prefent Year under 
the Regulations in y e Law in that behalf made & provided 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town that the 
Town buy Law relating to horfes be revived for the preft 
Year And the Vote paft in the Negative — 
The Comm tee Reporte is as follows, viz 1 . 
We the Subfcrib rs . y e Com tee : Appointed by y e Town of Water- 
town to Agree with Perfons what they s ld . give for Land Lying 
to Ways againft y e front of y r Lands &c. Met on y e 16 th . Day 
of Feb y . And Agreed wth Jofhua Stratton that he Move out the 
fence Againft that piece of Land Mowing Land belonging to him 
and his mother (part of which is now in pofsefion of his Mother 
as part of her Thirds) Lying Eaft of Sam 1 Jenifons Land South- 
erly of y e Highway and Weft of John Brights Land Viz 1 to 
Remove out So far Northerly againft the Country Road as the 
S d Jenifons Land Extends w ch he had of y e Town and to run 
from S d Jenifons Notheaft Corner Eaftward to A Stone Lying in a 
parrellel Line with the Dividing Line between y* s d Brights Land 
& y e Medow aboves d the North Line to be a Straight Line from 
Jenifons Corner afores d to the afores d stone, Said Stone Ly's at 
the Northeaft Corner of y e Land to be taken in and the Country 
Road is full four Rods wide againft said Stone or Corner and 
to be Left So in its full wydth. which bounds inclofes and takes 
in abo* Twenty four Rods of Ground, (referving to the Wid w . the 
liberty of Convening Coming at her Thirds) He the s d Jofhua 



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Stratton To pay into the Town Treafurey for the same for the 
Ufe of y e Town the full Sum of four pounds Ten shillings old 
Tener when the Town Confirms y* said Twenty four Rods of 
Land to him his heirs &c. 

Joseph Mafon \ 
Nath 1 . Harris / 
Watertown Feb y : 16. 1746/7 Ebenezer Stone \ Comm tee . 

Jonas Bond I 
Jona n . Brown ) 
March 9 th The above s d Jofhua gave a Bond to y e Town 
Treafurer for the Land above mentioned in y e Com tees Report. — 

[19] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r Jonas Bonds on 
the 23 d Day of March 1746/7 The Selectmen Agre'd with M r 
John Coollidge To board the Wid w . Webb (who is at his houfe) 
and look after for the Space of one Year from the 25 th . of this 
Inftant March, And to have as a Recompence from the Town 
therefor After the Rate of Twelve Shillings P week old Tener. 
And if Any Extrordinary Charge should happen by Reafon of 
Sicknefs Lamenefs or other wife to have Reafonable Satisfaction 
therefor over and Above y e 12/ P week. 

Whereas Samuel Warnn gave a Note of hand of Eight pounds 
Ninteen shillings & Nine pence of w ch he paid Ten fhillings & 10* 1 
afterward. The Remainder Lying dead, And y* s d Warrin hav- 
ing Offred to give bond for y e same for the Ufe of the Town. 
The Selectmen Advifed the Treafurer to take his Bond for y* Ufe 
of y e Town and to give up y e s d Note. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds on 
the 3 d Day of April 1747. This Year being the Year by Law for 
Preambulation and Renewing of y e Marks on the Lines between 
the Adjacent Towns. The Selectmen Accordingly Appointed 
Mefs rs . Jonathan Bemis & Ebenezer Thatcher To preambulate 
with the Adjacent Towns and with Such as they Shall Appoint 
to Renew the Marks on the Lines Between S d Watertown and 
the Adjacent Towns. And they are Appointed & Directed to 
meet w th Such perfons as the Selectmen of Cambridge Shall 
appoint. On the Line between Watertown & Cambridge Near 
Edward Marrits on Wednefday the Twenty Second day of April 
Currant at Nine of the Clock in the fornoon. And with Such 
Perfons as the Selectmen of Waltham Shall appoint at one of y e 
Clock afternoon of s d Day At the Line between Watertown & S d 
Waltham Near Thomas Near Thomas Wellingtons. 
And with Such Perfons as the Selectmen of Newton Shall 
Appoint at four of the Clock Afternoon on s d Day on the Line 
between Watertown and Said Newton Near Daniel Cooks, and 
Make return of y r Doings on s d Affair to the Town Clerk. 

Ordred the Clerk to send Notifications to y* selectmen of the 
Adjacent Towns to Acquaint them of the Day Appointed for 



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preambulation and the perfons who are Appointed by y* selectmen 
of Watertown that the Selectmen of y* Adjacent Towns may Con- 
form thereunto. — which was done Accordingly P y* Clerk — 

Watertown April 22. 1747. 

We the Subfcribers Met with Such men as y* Selectmen of 
Cambridge Appointed, Such men as y* Selectmen of Waltham 
Appointed & Such Men as y 6 Selectmen of Newton Appointed & 
Preambulated & Renew'd y* Bounds between s d Towns. 

Jonathan Bemis 
Ebenezer Thatcher 

[20] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Joseph Mason's on 
the 7 th of May 1747 The Selectmen having rec d a Precipt from 
y e High Sherrif of of y* County of Midd x Requiring forthwith 
to Afsamble y* Inhab ts . of y* Town for the Choice of a 
Reprefentative to Reprefent them at a General Court Appointed 
to be Convened and held at the Court Houfe in Boston on y* 5 
27 th . of This Inftant May. In Obedience thereto, Ordred the 
Clerk to Hue out Warrants Directed to the Conftables of Water- 
town To warn the free holders and Other Inhab ts . of s d Town 
who are Qualified to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative to 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in Said Town, On Munday 
the Eighteenth Day of May Currant At three of y* Clock after- 
noon then and there to Elect and Depute a Meet Perfon to 
Reprefent them at A General Court or Asfembly Appointed to 
be Convened held and keept for His Majestry's Service at the 
Court houfe in Boston on Wednefday the 27 th of May Currant. — 

And Alio to Order the S d Conftables to Warn the freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote 
in Town Affairs to Meet at S d Publick Meeting houfe on S d 
Eighteenth Day of May at four of the Clock Afternoon for y* 
Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To Choofe a Moderator. 

2. To hear the Report of Several Com tees : who were 
Appointed to make Report at s d Meeting on thofe Affairs of y e 
Town they were chofen to Act in, And for the Town to Act 
further Relating to S d Affairs if they See Meet. 

3. To hear the Acc u . of Mefsu". Joseph Coollidge & Jonas 
Bond Truftees for Watertown, for the receiving and Leting out 
the Loan Bills of Credit belonging to said Town, And the 
Receiving the Intereft therefor &c. of their proceedings in that 
Affair, And for the Town to Act their Pleafure with Relation 
thereunto. 

4. To know the mind of y 6 Town whether they will Revive 
the the Town buy Law Relating to the fettering horfes. 

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Revive the Town buy Law Relating to Dogs going to the Publick 
Meeting houfe on Sabbath days, with Some Addition. 
6. To hear the Petition of James Dix Relating to the Shoop 
that He Errected on the Town Land Near the Mill Crick in 
s[aid] Town And for the Town to Act their pleafure with 
Relation thereunto. 

Warrants were Isued out Accordingly P r me Jos: Mafon Cler- 
The Selectmen at this Meeting Appointed to meet on y e 25 th 
of of this Inftant May at three Clock Afternoon at Nath 1 . 
Harris Esq r . And Defired the Clerk to Send Notifications to 
Sundry Perfons in the Name of y e Selectmen to meet them at y* 
time and place afores d . viz 1 To John Coollidge, David Coollidge, 
Jabez Stratton & Isaac Holdin To pay or Renew their Bonds, 
wherein they are Indebted to y e Town. And to John Kimbul & 
Jos[eph] Stearns to come and pay what is due from them to y* 
Town for Land they had of y e Town. 

[21] At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Qualified to Vote in the Choice of a 
Reprefentative, Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in s d Town on the Eighteenth Day of May 1747. for y^ 
Choice of a Reprefentative. 

After the Votes were bro 1 in Sorted and told, it Appeared that 
M r Jonas Bond was Chofen to Reprefent the Town at a Great & 
General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Convened held & 
kept at y e Court houfe in Boston on Wednefday y e 27 th . of May 
Currant P y^ Maj r part of y* Voters prefent, the Maj r part of 
y e Selectmen being present. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freehold™, and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled on the Eighteenth Day of May 1747 for the 
Ends Set forth in the Warning. 

Voted and Choie Joseph Mafon Esq r . Moderator. 
The Committee who were Chofen to Divide the fence between 
the Towns Lands & M r Thomas Wellingtons & others. Made 
their Report. And the Vote was put whether the Town Accept 
of Said Report, and that s d Report be Recorded And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted to Choofe a Com tee : to Se the fence belonging to the 
Town Errected both Wall and Wooden fence S d Comm tee . to 
Cut down Some Trees on the Towns Land for the Making of y e 
Woodin fence and to Compleat the whole. 

Voted and Choofe Joseph Mafon Esq r Mefs rs . Dan 1 Whitney 
Jofeph Harrington Jonathan Bemis & And w . White to be the 
Com tee : to Errect & Compleat the fence which belongs to y* 
Town to Do. 

The Com tee . Relating to the Farm at Wachufetts Made Report 



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that Wefton had not Acted in S d Affair, So that y a had not pro- 
ceeded to do any thing. 

Voted and Continued Said Comm tee : And they to Act on the 
Affair they were Chofen for if the other Town Concerned come 
in to it. M r Jonas Bond one of y* Truftees informed the Town 
that the Truftees had not prepared their Acc ts . to Lay before y* 
Town And the Town Voted that the Affair of y e Truftees be 
continued to the Adjournm 1 of this Meeting to give them Opper- 
tunity to prepare their Acc ts . to Lay before the Town, And the 
Town then to pafs on them. 

Voted to Revive the Town buy Law Relating to horfes as it 
Now Stands on Record. 

Voted that the Town buy Law Relating to Dogs going to the 
Publick Meeting houfe be Revived with this Alteration viz 1 . 
That the fine be one half to the poor of y* Town, and the other 
half to him or them that shall procicut & Sue for the Same. 

Voted 

[22] Voted that Nath 1 . Harris & Joseph Mafon Esq", be a 
Comm tee to Lay Said buy Laws before the Court of General 
Sefsions of the peace for their Confirmation. 

Then the Petition of James Dix was Red, praying that the 
Town w ld . pleafe So far to Superceed w l was done at Laft March 
Meeting as to Alow his Shoop to Continue on the Towns Land 
during the Towns pleafurer. and to Alow him So much of y^ 
Towns Land as the Town shall Judge Necefsary & Convenant he 
paying a reafonable Rent to the Town for the same. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town so far to 
Grant the prayer of y e Petition, That the Petitioners Shoop which 
Stands on y e Towns Land Near the Mill Crick be alowed to 
Continue on y* Towns Land during the Towns pleafurer and that 
y 6 Petitioner have So much of y e Towns Land afores d as May be 
Convenant to Accomodate s d Shoop during the Town's pleafure, 
he paying a Reafonable Rent to the Town for the Same. — And 
the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to Choofe 
A Comm tee to Let to James Dix So much of ^ Towns Land 
afores d . As to Accomodate his shoop afores d . and to Agree with 
him what Rent he shall pay for the same» and the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Mefs rs . Oliver Livermore & John Sawin to 
be a Comm tee . for the Ends Abovesaid. 

Then Voted and Adjourned this Meeting to Munday the Eight 
day of June Next five of y e Clock Afternoon to this houfe. 

At a Meeting of y e Inhab ts . of Watertown on the 8 th Day of 
June 1747 by Adjournment. 

The Meeting being but small, it was moved and Seconded to 
Adjourn the Meeting some time Longer. 



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Accordingly Voted and Adjourned this Meeting & the bufnifs 
of it to Tuefday y* 16 th . of this Inftant June Six of the Clock 
afternoon to this place. 

June 16 th : 1747. The Meeting Adjourned to this Day at Six 
of y e Clock afternoon. Dropt by Reafon of y* Default of y* 
Inhab ts . in not Attending the Same. 

At a meeting of y* Selectmen at Tho s Saltmarfhs on the 15 th . of 
June 1747. The Selectmen gave their Conient That Tho s 
Saltmarfh Mary Learned & David Coollidge should have their 
Licences renewed for this prefent Year, And Nath 1 . Harris Esq r 
Renew his Licence to retail. 

[23] The Report Voted to be Recorded. 

We the Subfcribers a Com tee : Appointed to Divide the 
fence between the Towns Land Near Thomas Wellingtons with 
the Owners of y e Adjacent Land, having View'd the Land and 
Meafured the Line between s d Town Land & Thomas Welling- 
tons Land we find said Line According to our Meafure to be 
abo 1 forty Eight Rods in the whole abo 1 24 Rods whereof belongs 
to y e Town to fence upon againft s d Wellingtons. And we judge 
it will be moft Convenant for y* Town (all things Confidred) 
to have their part together, Viz 1 , beginning at the South End at 
the Northeaft Corner of M r Wellingtons Land & so runing on 
the South Line which is ab l : fourteen Rods (where wall fence 
may be Errected) Then runing on the Weft Line till it comes 
to the Diviiion which is ab 1 Ten Rods on y* s d Weft Line, where 
there muft be woodin fence the other half the S d Wellington 
Confents to take for his part. There is ab l . Two Rods between 
s d Land & Land of Martha Coollidge. And Ab l . 30 Rods as we 
judge without Meafuring between y e Towns Land & land of W m . 
Godding, there is upland at both Ends (Mr Godding was not 
prefent) We are of Oppinion (if y* Town Se meet) that S d 
Godding take his Choice which half of y* Line he will take, to 
Errect and Maintain fence upon. We are of Oppinion that the 
Town Make wall fence where it will bear to be Made 
All w ch is humbly Submitted 



Watertown May 18 th : 1747 

When this Report was red & Accepted at y e Town Meeting 
M r Godding being prefent was Defired to make his Choice which 
half of y e Line againft his Land he would take to Errect and 
maintain fence upon. & he made choice of the Southerly half. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . on y e 27 
of May 1747 At S d Meeting Joseph Stearns paid his money for 
y e Land granted to him by y e Town in the year 1741 as alfo 



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for w* was Granted to And w . White (w * 1 S d Stearns had bo 1 of s d 
White) w° h grants was in Elbo Hill Lane, which is in both y* 
Sum of Seven pounds old Tenour. At S d Meeting John Coollidge 
Agreed to Renew his Bond, and to pay the Intereft of s d Bond 
from y e Eleventh of Decemb r . 1740. He defired that he might 
have Liberty to Lay his Cafe before the Town by Petition for 
Abatm 1 of Some of y e Intreft, for Refons that He may give to y e 
Town. 

Jabez Stratton & David Coollidge not Appearing at this 
Meeting Agree'd that they be Notified to come to y^ Next Meeting 
of y e Selectmen 

[24] July 20 th : 1747. At a Meeting of y^ Selectmen at y 6 
Meeting houfe. Ordred that a Warrant be Isued out to Warn 
Thomas Train to Depart out of Watertown, who came from 
Wefton ab l . the 5th. of June Laft as the Selectmen are Informed 
and Refides at y e Houfe of Sam 1 Parry. 

A Warrant was Isued out accordingly, Service done & Warrant 
returned P Conftable Nath 1 Bright. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at M r . John Hunts on the 22 d 
of July 1747. The Selectmen being Informed that there is one 
Jaan Perkens a Widow woman and her Daughter Sufanna 
Perkens (a Minor) come to Refide in Watertown who came from 
Bofton Some time in Octob r . Laft who Refides Now at the 
Houfe of Henry Learned, the Selectmen Refufing to Accept of 
them to be Inhab ts . in Watertown. Ordred y c Clerk to Isue out 
a Warrant to warn them to Depart forth with out of Watertown. 
Accordingly a Warrant was Isued out. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen at the Bridge &c on fryday the 
18 th : of September 1747. To Confider what is Neceisary to be 
done for the Speedy Repairing of the Bridge over the Mill Crick 
it being out of Repair. The Selectmen having View'd Said 
Bridge, they find it Necefsary that there be Emediately procured 
Two Cells to bear the Ends of the String pieces, and One String 
piece And as the Selectmen of Wefton were Defired the Laft Year 
to provid a String piece for s d Bridge, Agreed to send Word 
to the Selectmen of Wefton to bring Down s d String piece & Two 
Cills to the s d . Bridge by the Middle of the Next week, (word was 
Emmediatly Sent P Nath 1 . Walker of s d Wefton) The Select- 
men Agre'd to meet again at S d Bridge on Thurfday the 24 
Inftant at two Clock afternoon in order to take further Steps 
relating to y e repairing of s d Bridge. 

Thurfday the 24th. of Sep r . 1747 The Selectmen meet and 
Agre'd to provid Stones and workmen and to go abo* the work 
the Next Day. 

Sep r . 25. The Selectmen Meet, And the Timber being Come 
from Wefton viz 1 one String piece of 41 feet Two Cills of 18 



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feet Each in Length (ab l 34 feet) The Bridge over the Crick 
was taken up and y e Selectmen found it Necefsary to procure a 
nother String piece Two of the old ones being So rotten y* they 
w ,d not do again Accordingly they bought one of M r Ebenezer 
Thornton of 32 feet for Eight pounds. — 



[25] Sep r the 28 th : 1747. The Selectmen took Ace 1 of 
the work Done in Repairing the Bridge over the Mill Crick, 
Meturals and Expences. which are as follow's viz 1 : 



Sep' 



25 
26 

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Nath 1 . Norcrofs 3 Days at 16/P 
Benj n . Haftings 3 Days 18/P 
Jona" Learned 3 Days Teem one 
David Learned Man & Teem 2 Days 
Man 1 Day 

Nath 1 Harris a Man 3 Days 

Sam 1 Cook one Day 16/ Eb Thatcher 

2 Days 32/ 

Joseph Mafon 2 Days & 

Wid w . Mary Learned for 15 "j 

Dinners at 3/6 P & for Drink > 

for y e workmen 83/6 all is — J 

Sam 1 Fisk for a Load of Stones 

Sam 1 Barnard for a Load of Slate 

Stones brot by him to the Bridge 

W m - Coollidge for two Stones 

David Sanger for one Ditto 

One String piece bo 1 of M r Thornton 



£2= .8= 
2—14= 
3= .7— 

3=14= 

2= .2= 

.2— .8= 

.6=16= 

..— .5— 

.1— ..— 
..— .5— 
..— .3— 



£34= .2=.. 

Wefton P Beiij". Harrington Sent one String piece 41 feet & 
2 Cills 17 feet Each. 

Sep r . 30 1747 At the Defire of David Coollidge the Sea- 
men Preambulated with him on the Line between the High Way 
and the Small piece of Land bot of y e Towns Com tee : by his 
Father Tho s Coollidge Deceafed, againft his Swamp (so Called) 
and the Line runs as follows viz 1 , beginning at the Eaftermoft 
bend in the Wall againft S d Swamp and runs abo 1 Nine Rods 
Eafterly parrellel with Dea Joseph Coolledgs wall on the oppifet 
Side of s d way, Said High way being full four Rods wide at y* 
End of said Nine Rods, and then with a gradual turn to run to 
the Northweft Corner of s d Dea: Coollidges Land on South 
Side of s d Way. Said Line departes from the bend afores d and 
Entersix the Corner afores d . and is a bow Line, the Land in clofed 
being ab l Thirty feet wide in the middle or wideft place the two 
Ends are points, and is the Contents of Land Contained in the 
Deed in that place. 



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Sam 1 . Jenifon alfo Defired the Selectmen to preambulate w th 
him on the line between his Land at a place Called Dorchefter 
field and the Town way Leading to the flats, the Selectmen 
Concented that s d Jenifon Should Straighten his fence Leaving 
s d Town way the whole Length of it againft his Land full two 
Rods in Width. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Eben r Thatchers on y^ 30th: 
of Nov r : 1747 at s d Meeting Agreed w th m r Nath 1 Harrington 
to keep the Gramer & Englifh School three months from y e 7 th of 
Decemb r Next, and as a reward y r for to have from the Town 
fifteen pounds P r month old Tenor. Defired M r Hunt to procure 
a load of wood for y* school and to be paid therefor out of y* 
Town Treafurey. The Wid w Webb standing in Need of a 
peticot a p r of stockens & a handkerchif, Agreed that they be 
procured for her & paid out of y* Treafury. 
Samuel Jenifon Made Application to y* Selectmen on Acc r of 
Sufana Murch who was at his houfe (Mr. Brindly refufing to 
let her live in his houfe) She being in Necefsitous Circumftances. 
the Selectmen defired s d Jenifon to Interceed wth his Mother 
for a room for her three months and they Ingage for the rent 
alfo Defired s d Jenifon to procure a load of wood for her and 
to be paid by y e . Town. 

[26] At a meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonas 
Bond on the 20 th . of January 1747. At Said Meeting the Se- 
lectmen Agreed to Send to the Selectmen of Wefton to procure 
fourteen hundred of plank for the great Bridge to be thick as 
ufual and Sixteen feet in length and to bring them to the Bridg 
as Soon as may be. Defired the Clerk to Send to s d . Selectmen. 
Agreed to Defire the Selectmen of Waltham to meet the Select- 
men of Watertown at M r Tho s . Saltmarfhs Inholder in Water- 
town on Munday the firft Day of Feb y . Next at Two of the 
clock afternoon in Order to adjust and proportion y d Acc ts of y* 
Charge of the poor and other Affairs where in the Towns are 
Concerned. Ordred the Clerk to Notify y e Selectmen of Waltham 
of S d Meeting. Letters were Sent to y d Selectmen of Wefton & 
Waltham accordingly by y* 5 Clerk. — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and Waltham 
at Tho s : Saltmarfhs on Feby: 1. 1747/8. The Acc 1 . of the Charge 
of the poor wear Adjusted Proportioned, and Confented to and 
Signed by y* Selectmen of Each Town, as P Acc 1 . on file, and 
Recorded at Large in the Treafurers Records Liber (2) Page 
(47). 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at Joseph Masons on the 15th 
of Feby. 1747/8. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants 
Directed to the Conftables of Watertown to Warn the Free- 



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holders and other Inhab ts . of s d Town who are Qualified to Vote 
in Town Affairs, To meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in Said 
Town on Munday the Seventh Day of March Next at Ten of the 
Clock before noon for the Ends following, viz 1 . (1) To Choofe 
a Moderator for s d Meeting. (2) To Choofe Selectmen to 
manage the prudential Affairs of y* Town for y e Year Enfuing. 
To Choofe a Town Clerk a Town Treafurer Conftables 
Afsefsors and all other Such Town Officers as are by Law to 
be chofen in the month of March Annually. (3) To Choofe a 
Saxton and Agree how he Shall be Satisfyed. (4) To put in their 
Votes for a County Treafurer. (5) To know y* 5 mind of y e 
Town wheth r Swine shall run at Large, under y* Regulations 
of y e Law in y* Refpect. (6) To hear the Town Treafurers 
Acc ts . (7) For y e Town to manifeft y r Minds how the Intreft 
Money Coming to y* Town this prefent year (the Year begin- 
ing y e 11 th of DecenuV. Laft) Shall be Appropriated. (8) To 
Grant money to pay y e Rev d : M r Storer his Salary according to 
Contract for the Enfuing Year, the year beginning the firft of 
March Next. And to know the mind of y e Town what Addition 
they will make to Rev d M r Storers Salary for the Enfuing 
Year, and to Grant what may be Agreed on or otherwife Agree 
in what way and method it Shall be Satisfied. (9) To Grant 
money for the Support of the School, or other wife Agree how s d 
School Shall be Supported the Year Enfuing the year beginning 
the Eighth day of March Next, And for the Town to manifest 
y r minds in what way and Method a Schoolmafter shall be 
procured, and in what way and Method the School shall be 
Supplied with firewood. (10) To Grant money for the Support 
of y e Poor for the year Enfuing. And to do Any other thing 
Relating to the poor. (11) To hear the Acc ts . of thofe perfons To 
whom the Town is Indebted, and to Grant money to Satisfy them 
(12) To Grant money for the Repairing of ^ Meeting houfe 
Glafs. (13) To Grant money for the Repairing of y 6 Great 
Bridge over Charles River in s d Town. 

(14) 

[27] (14) To know the mind of the Town whether the 
High Ways and Town Ways Shall be mended the Year Enfuing 
by Rate, and if the Town shall come into this method, Then 
to make a Grant for Said Affair, And for the Town to State the 
price of Day Labour both for men and Teems, and that Perfons 
may work out their Refpective Rates at w ch they are Set (If they 
se meet) at the price the Town Agrees upon and to Choofe 
the Surveyers of highways to be Collectors of Said Rate or to Se 
that it be worked out with in the Year in the way and maner 
that the Town may or shall Agree upon. (15) To hear the 
pleas of some of y e Late Conftables for the Town to Abate or Sink 
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Town to Act their pleafure w th Relation thereto. (16) To hear 
y e Petition of Jabez Stratton of Sherbourn w th . Relation to a Bond 
which He gave to the Towns Committee for Land Sold to him by 
Said Committee. And for the Town to Act their pleafure with 
relation thereunto. (17) To hear the Acc*. of the Late Truftees 
who Received Watertowns Proportion of y e £ 60000 Loan of y r 
proceedings in Said Truft. And for the Town to Act y r pleafure 
w th Relation thereto. (18) To know the mind of y* Town how 
the money which was paid by Impreft men in the Town, and w ch 
by Law belongs to the Town Shall be Appropriated. (19) 
whereas there is a Certain building, Standing Near the Training 
field to be Sold by Matthias Stone To know the mind of y e 
Town, whether they will purchafe said building for the Ufe of 
the Town. 

and for the Town to Do any other thing or things that may be 
for the benefit and Intereft of the Town. 

And to Order the Conftables to notify Such Perfons as the 
Town is Indebted to to bring in their Acc ts . to the Selectmen at 
the Houfe of the Wid w . Mary Learned on fryday the fourth Day 
of March Next at three of y e Clock after noon in ord r to have 
them Laid before the Town, alfo to Notify the Late Collectors 
& Surveyers of High Ways to meet y e Selectmen at s d time and 
place in order to make up y r Acc ts . 

At a meeting of ye Selectmen at the Wid w . Mary Learneds on 
ye 4 th . Day of March 1747/8 for ye Receiving in of ye Acc 1 of 
Such perfons as the Town Are Indebted to in ord r to Ly y m 
before the Town at y r Next Annual Meeting. The Perfons and 
y r Acc 1 are as follows. 

Benj n . Haftings Acc 1 . To 5 days Yi work at y e 
great Bridge mending y e same 23/P day 6 — .6 — .6 
Joseph Paterfon for Serving Conftable & Warning 
2 Meetings 1 — .6 — .. 

Nath 1 . Bright for Serving Conftable warning 2 
meetings & Conveying a Wooman to Cambridg 1 — 18 — .. 

Oliver Liver more & And w . White a Com tee . Chofen 
to to make y e Wall between y e Burying plafe and 
M r Sawins Land. y r Acc 1 was 31 — 4 — .. y e Grant 
made for s d work £25 y a Received dute to them 6= 
Propofed to Grant for the mending of y e Gate at ye 
Buring place 1- 
James Bailey Survey r for Plank for 2 whelms and 
mending 3=13=. 
David Livermore for Speeks for y e Great Bridge at 
Sundry times between March 16 th 1746/7 & Octo r 
9 th following 3= .8—. 

Nath 1 . Harris Esq r for his Service as An Afsefsor 
the year 1747 5 — .. — . 



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Tho s Saltmarfh for his Service as Afsefsor 
the Year 1747 

Joseph Mafon for his Service as 
Afsefsor for y e year 1 747 5 — .. — . 

For Cafh paid to y* Clerk of ^ 
Sefsions for Entring Watertowns 
by Laws 1 — .. — .. 

and for his Service as Clerk & 
Treaf r y e year 1747 20—..—, 
W m : Coollidge Survey r . for Plank procured for 
Smelt brook bridge & Treadways 
To y e Com tee Chofen to fence y* Minifteral Land 
Near Thomas Wellingtons viz 1 
To Joseph Mafon 5 — .7 — ..' 

8— .2—.. 



To And w . White 
To Joseph Har- 
rington 7 — 13 — .. 
To Jona". Bemis 5 — .8 — .. 
To Daniel Whitney 1 — 16 — .. 



5— ..— .. 



26= 



,7—. 



28-6—.. 



v a give 
C r for 
Bark 



.6— ..— .. 



Due 22— .6—.. 22— .6—.. 



83=10—.. 

At S d Meeting M ra Coollidge ^ Wife of John Coollidge bro 1 
Acc 1 . of woork done for y e Wid w Webb & Cafh Laid out for her 
amounting 5= 17=. 8 w^ h . y* Selectmen Alowed as Alfo four 
pound for her Extroordinary trouble w th s d Widow this year. 

And- Ordred the Treafurer to pay both 
one Jona n Page was bro 1 to y e Selectmen at y s Meeting from 
Framingham by a Warrant, the Selectmen defired y e Wid w . 
Mary Learned to take and provide for s d page a few days till 
after the Town Meeting. 



[28] At a General Town Meeting of y e freehold" & other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled at y e Publick Meeting houfe in S d Town on 
the Seventh Day of March A. D. 1747/8 for the Choice of Town 
Officers & other Buifnefs &c. — 

Voted and Chofe Doctor Jofiah Convers Moderator. 

/ M r Jonas Bond 
\ Joseph Mafon Esq r . 
Voted and Chofe for Selectmen \ Doct r . Jofiah Convers 

f M r Oliver Livermore 
\ M r Jonathan Bemis 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r Town Clerk 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r Town Treafurer. 



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Voted and Chofe for 1. Conftable Joseph Whitney 
Voted and Chofe for 2 d Conftable Sam 1 . Fiske. who being 
p r fent Refused to Serve. 

Voted and Chofe for 2 d Conftable William Godding. 

{M r Nath 1 . Harrington 
Joseph Mafon Esq r 
M r Tho s . Saltmarfh 
Voted and Chofe Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather 
Voted and Chofe for fence Viewers Thomas Saltmarfh & 
James Dix. 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyers of HighWays Nath 1 . Harring- 
ton & Sam 1 . Stratton 

Voted & Chofe for Tythingmen Sam 1 Nutting & Simon 
Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for Hogrievs Jona n Stone Tartus and John 
Whitney 

Voted and Chofe for meafurers & Survey rs of Timber &c Eben r 
Thornton & Jonas Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for Hawards Jofhua Stratton & David Sanger. 

Voted and Chofe for Gager of Cafk Smith Prentice. 

Voted and Chofe for Deer rieves (on y e Adjournm 1 14 Day) 
Tho s Saltmarfh David Livermore 

Voted and Chofe and Chofe Henry Spring Tartus Saxton 

Voted to pay S d Saxton by Two Contrabutions as has been 
Ufual in y e years paft 

Voted that Swine Run At Larg under the Regulations of y e 
Law in y l Case 

Then The Treafurer Laid his Acc ts . before The Town and 
the Sum Total that y e Treafurey was Charged for amounted to 

£563=1 1=.7 
The foot of the Credit Amounted to £430= 19=. 8 
Outstanding in the Conftables hands or Lifts 

117=11=. 8 

And In the Treafurey .15= ..—.3 £563 = 1 1=.7 



The Acc 1 . of the Intreft Rec d Since 2 d of Laft 
March amounted to 214=16 — .6 

.Their was paid Out by ord r . of y e Selectmen to y e Minifter & 

Schoolmafter 214=16=. 6 

Then the Vote was put whether the Town do Alow & Accept 
of y e Treafurers Acc ts . and the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Voted and Appropreated the Intreft money Coming to Town 
this p r fent Year y e year beginning the Eleventh of Dec r Laft 
toward Supporting the Miniftry & School. r 
Voted and Granted y e Sum of One Hundred Pounds old A T for 
y 6 Rev d m r Seth Storers Salary (old Tener) According to Con- 
tract. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Three hundred Pounds old 



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Tener as an Addition to y* Rev d . M r Storers Salary for y* Enfuing 
Year. y e Year begining the fir ft of this Inftant March, Two 
hundred to be Afseft, & one hundred p d out of y* Intreft money 

Voted 

[29] Voted the Sum of Two hundred Pounds old Tenor for 
y* Support of the School One hundred Pounds to be paid out of 
the Intref money the other hundred to be Afseft. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Choofe 
a Comm tce . to Procure a School mafter for y e Town at y e Towns 
Charge & y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Voted that the Selectmen be a Committee for y e Ends afores d . 
Voted that thofe Perfons who Send their Children or Servants 
to School Shall Supply the School with firewood when y r is 
Occation for y e Same 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Eighty Pounds old Ten r for 
the Support of the Poor, the year Enfuing. 

Voted that the Arreage of Sufa n Murch's Rent Due to Fra: 
Brindley Esq r be paid out of Said Eighty Pounds to Sam 1 Jenifon. 

Then paft to y e 16 th . Article in y e Warrant w ch . was to hear 
Jabiz Stratton's Petition &c. (Said Stratton being prefent) 
After the Petition was Red and debated on The Vote was put 
whether it is the mind of the Town to Act any thing on said 
Article. And it paft in the Negative. 

Upon a Motion made & Seconded. The Vote was put whether 
it is the mind of y e Town to Adjourn this Meeting and y* 
Remaining buifnefs to to Munday the 14 th Day of this Inftant 
March at one of the clock afternoon at this place. And the Vote 
paft in the Affarmative. Accordingly it was Adjorned. 



At a General Town meeting of y* freeholders & other Inhab ts . 
of Watertown on the 14 th . of March 1747/8 by Adjournm 1 

A List of thofe Perfons and their Acc ts . to whom the Town is 
Indebted was Laid before the Town and Red Amounting in all 
to y e Sum of Eighty three Pounds 10/. after they were 
Confidred. The Vote was put whether the Town do Accept & 
a Low the Several Acc ts . as Mentioned in s d Lift, and y e Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Eighty three Pounds 10/ old 
Tener to Satisfy Said Acc ts . 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Ten Pounds 7 for y e 
Mending the glafs of y* Meeting houfe. 

Voted for the Repairing of y e Great Bridge the Sum of Thirty 
Seven Pounds to be paid out of y* money Due to y e Town from 
the Late Truftees. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to mend 
the High Ways and Town ways by Rate this prefent Year, and 
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Voted and Granted the Sum of Three hundred Pounds old 
Tenor for the Mending said Ways 

Voted and Chofe the prefent Surveyers of y* HighWays viz 1 
Nath 1 . Harrington & Sam 1 Stratton to be the Collectors of s d 
Grant to mend the High Ways, or to Se that it be work't out 
According to y° Direction of y e Town. 

Then the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town 
that in working at the Way's above s d the price of a day for a 
Single man be Eighteen Shillings & the price of a Day for a man 
& his Teem be Thirty Six {hillings old Tenor, and that Eight 
hourfs be Accounted for a Day. and the Vote paft in the Affirma- 
tive. 

Voted and Sunk Thaddeus Coollidges Rates in Conftable Jona n . 
Churches Lifts of Rates 

Voted 

[30] Voted and Abated Allen Browns Rates in Conftable 
Jofiah Stearns Lifts amounting to Twenty five Shillings old 
Ten r . 

Voted and Granted to Jofiah Stearns fifteen Shillings in part of 
w l was Sunk in his Lift. 

Voted that y* Ten Shillings due from Town to s d Allen 
Brown be paid to Said Stearns to make up the Twenty five 
Shillings Sunk, on s d Browns Acc 1 in his Lifts. 
Upon a Motion made the Vote was put whether the Town 
would Reconfider their Vote made upon the Sixteenth Article 
Relating to the Petition of Jabez Stratton, And the Vote paft on 
y e Negative 

Then the Late Truftees Acc 1 . was Laid before the Town and 
Red And it Appeared by the Ace*, that there was in y r hands 
Due to y e Town To Ballance S d Affairs the Sum of Thirty Seven 
pounds & 3 d . — 

The Vote was then put Whether it is the mind of y e Town 
to Accept of y e s d Truftees Acc 1 . and that they pay the Ballance 
Due from them to the Town, into the Town Treafurey for the 
ufe of the Town And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Then the Eighteenth Article in y e Warrant Relating to the 
Appropriating the Money belonging to ^ Town w ch was paid 
as fines by Impreft men was Red, And the Vote was put whether 
it is y e Mind of y e Town at this Meeting to Appropriate Said 
Money or any part thereof, and the Vote paft on the Negative. 
Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
purchafe the Small Building to be Sold by Matthias Stone, for the 
ufe of y e Town And the Vote Paft in the Negative. 
A motion was then made for the Town to purchafe a Smal 
Book of Records of Births & Deaths y l is in John Sawins hands 
Left by his Father formerly Town Clerk of Watertown. 
Put to Vote whether the Town do Grant the Sum of Twenty 



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five shillings old Tenor to purchafe therewith the Said Book of 
Records and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town to Revive 
the Town by Law Relating to horfes as it Stands on Record viz 1 . 
That no Perfon or Perfons Shall Suffer their horfes or horfe 
kind Above the Age of Six months to Run at Large with in the 
Limmetts of Watertown without their being well fettred from 
the firft Day of April Next to the Laft Day of October following 
under the penalty or forfiture of Two Shillings & Six pence 
for evry one found without fetters. & y e Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

Voted that Joseph Mafon Esq r . Lay this Town by Law before 
the Hon r ble Court of Gen 1 . Sefsions of y e peace for the County 
of Midd x . and in the Name of y e Town to Defire the Court to 
Confirme the Same 



[31] March 11 th : 1747/8 The Perfons under named were 
Sworn to the faithfull Difcharge of their Refpective Offices; at a 
Meeting of y e Selectmen. 

Joseph Mafon Esq 1 " To the Offices of Town Clerk Town 
Treaf 1 " And Afsefsor. Before Nath 1 . Harris Justice peace 
Nath 1 . Harrington To y e office of Afsefsor. before Nath 1 . 
Harris Ju s p s . 

Joseph Whitney Constable 
William Godding Constable 
Tho s SaltMarfh Afsefsor 
Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leath 1 " 

Thomas Saltmarfh fence View. 1 " | all Sworn 

James Dix fence Viewer \ before 

Nath 1 . Harrington Surveyer of Highways > Joseph 

James Nutting Tything man / Mafon 

Jona n Stone Tartus Hogrieve 1 Jus e : peace 

Ebenez r Thornton & Jonas Coollidge Surveyers 
and Meafurers of Timber plank &c. — 
David Sanger Haward 
Smith Prentice Gager of Cask 
At this Meeting after the Selectmen had throuly Examined 
Jona n Page who was bro 1 to Watertown from Framingham 
Agreed to take Advife of Council in y 6 Law. Agreed y l Joseph 
Mafon & Oliver Livermore, take advice of Council before the 
Adjournm 1 of y e Town Meeting that y e Town may be Aquainted 
there with. The Selectmen Defired the Wid w . Mary Learned at 
whofe houfe y* s d Page was to take care of him and Supply him 
w th Victualls & Drink Necefsary till further order, and to be 
Satiffyed therefor by the Town 

At a meeting of y 6 Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Jonas Bond 
on the Twenty firft Day of March 1747/8. The Selectmen 
Appointed the Surveyers of High ways their Bounds or Diftricts 



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for the Mending of the High Ways & Town Ways, which are 
as follows, viz 1 . Sam 11 . Stratton Surveyer his Bounds or Diftrict 
to be, All the High Ways and Town Ways Eaft of the lane which 
begins at the Country Road by the Corner of Justice Harris Two 
Acres So called, and Running by the Meeting houfe acrofs 
Town to Cambridge Line Near Tho s Wellingtons. And the 
South part of said Lane from the Meeting Houfe. 
M r Nath 1 . Harrington Surveyer his Bounds or Diftrict, is all 
the HighWays and Town Ways above or Wefterly of y* Town 
way that Leads from the Country Road by Juftice Harris Two 
Acres So Called, and So Running by the Meeting Houfe Acrofs 
the Town to Cambridge Bounds Near to Tho s Wellingtons. And 
the North part of Said Lane or Way from the Meeting houfe 

This 

[32] This Meeting being the time Appointed to take care 
to put out the Widow Webb to board, No Perfon Appearing to 
take her, befide M r John Coollidge (P r his Wife) He being 
willing to take her another Year upon Sutable Incouragm 1 . So 
as not to be a loofer by the taking of her M r Coollidge & wife 
Confidering the s d Wid ws . Advanced Age, and grat Bodilie 
Infirmatives thought they could not take the care of her as She 
ought to be taken care of under Twenty fhillings P r week old 
Tenor, and for that He y e s d Coollidge was willing to take her y* 
s d Wid w . and take good Care of her a nother Year if she S ld Sur- 
vive. The Selectmen taking the affair into Confideration and Con- 
fidering how well Satisfied y* s d wid w . is at s d Coollidges and her 
manifefting great uneafinefs to be removed and fearing the ill 
Confiquence if removed, alfo Confidering the great Price of 
provifions & all Necefsaris for houfe keeping The Selectmen Do 
Agree in be half of y e Town to give the Said m r John Coollidge 
after the Rate of Twenty shillings P r week for boarding and 
taking care of y e s d Wid w . Webb A nother Year the Year to 
begin the Twenty fifth of this Inftant March And if any 
Extreordinary Charge Arife by Reafon of Sicknefs or other 
Difastures to be Alowed reafonable Satisfaction therefor. 
Agreed and Appointed M r Benj n . Haftings to take y* Care of 
y e great Bridge for the Year Enfuing and mend the same as y r 
Is Occation He to be satisfied therefor. 

Joseph Mafon Esq r . and M r Oliver Livermore were Defired to 
go to Edm d Trowbridge Esq r . in order to forward y e Petition 
propofed to be preferred to y* Court of Sefsions at y r Adjourn 1 in 
April Next with Relation to Jona n . Page who was Sent to Water- 
town from Framingham and to in gage Him Sutable Satisfaction. 

The Bell or Hangings of y e Bell being out of Order and y r 
Needed Some Smith work to be done to Secure the Bell, the 
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to Se what is wanting, and to do what is needfull for the 
Security of s d Bell 

The School being at prefent Vacant, The Selectmen Defired 
M r Jonas Bond and Docter Convers to take upon them the care 
of Inquiring after a Sutable Gentlman to keep the School, and 
make Report to y e Selectmen. — 



At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph Mafon 
Esq r . on the 29 th Day of April AD. 1748. 

The Selectmen having Received a Precipt from Authority 
Requiring them to Afsemble the Inhab ts . of Watertown for to 
Choofe a Reprefentative &c. 

In Obfervance of which Precipt, Ordred the Clerk to Hue out 
Warrants Directed to the Conftables of s d Town to warn the 
freehold", and other Inhab ts . of said Town who are Quallified 
to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative, To Afsemble at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in Said Town, on Munday the Sixteenth 
Day of May Next at Two of the Clock Afternoon, Then and 
there to Elect & Depute a Sutable Perfon to Serve for and 
Reprefent them in a Great and General Court or Afsembly 
Appointed to be Conven'd held and kept for his Maj es . Service 
at the Court houfe in Bofton on Wednefday the Twenty fifth 
Day of May Next. 

Likewife to warn the freeholde". and other Inhab ts . of Water- 
town who are Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe on the 16 th . Day of May Next at three 
of y e Clock after noon for the Ends following, viz. I. To Choofe 
a Moderator. (2) To know the mind of y e Town How the 
money- paid by Impreft men belonging to the Town and w ch . is 
bro 1 . into the Town Shall be Difpofed off. (3) To know 
whether it is the Mind of y* Town that the Meeting houfe Should 
be Regulerly and Decently Seated again. And to do what is 
proper with Relation thereto if they Se meet. (4) To know the 
Mind of y* Town whether they will Difpofe of thofe Pew's in 
the Meeting houfe Lately belonging to Perfons w ch have Difpofed 
of their Estates in Town and which are gon or going out of 
Watertown. 

Warrants were Accordingly Ifued out. 

This 29 th . Day of April One Mary Prieft a Single woman 
was bro 1 by Authority (from Waltham) to the Selectmen. And 
She being Pregnant & Near her time, the Selectmen being 
Oblidged to take the care of her, M r . Jonas Bond & Doc 1 . Jofiah 
Convers 

Were 

[33] Were Defired to Enterfeed with m r Daniel Bond 
where She had Liv'd and with whofe Wife She had been brought 
up, that they w ld . take the care of her, and do what is Necefsary 



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for her, under her Prefent Circumftances ; and to keep a true and 
just Ace* And to be well Rewarded by the Town. 

At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders and other 
Inhab ts of Watertown Quallified to Vote in the Choice of a 
Reprefentative. Regulerly Afsembled on the 16 th . Day of May 
AD. 1748. at the Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town. 

At Said Meeting the Votes were given in, and after they were 
Sorted and Counted it Appeared that M r Jonas Bond was Chofen 
to Serve for and Reprefent the Town at a great and General 
Court or Afsembly Appointed to be Conven'd held and kept for 
His Maj es . Service at the Court houfe in Bofton on the 25 Day of 
May Currant. 

At a General Town Meeting of the freehold", and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in Town 
Affairs Regulerly Afsembled on y* 16 th . Day of May AD 1748. 
Voted and Chofe M r Jonas Bond Moderator. — 
Voted to Appropriate the Money in the Treafurey, w ch came 
into it by Impreft men, as their fines. 

Voted forty Pounds old Tenor of Said Money to Joseph 
Stearns under his prefent Difficulty, (he having been preft and 
paid his fine) To be paid to his Brother Jofiah Starnes and to 
be Improved by him for the Said Joseph's Sole Ufe and benefit. 
Voted forty Pounds old Tener of y 6 Money in y* Treafurey 
aboves d To John Sanger who has been almost Two Years in the 
Countrys Service at the Eafward, to be paid to him or Order. — 
Voted that the Remainder in the Treafurey (w^ is forty 
Pounds old Tener) be Appropriated to help hire men for his 
Maj es . Service as there is Occation, and to be Drawn out of y* 
Treafurey by the Prefent Commifsion Officers in the Town 
belonging to the foot Company as there Shall be Evident Occation 
therefor. 

Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town 
that the Meeting houfe Should be New Seated Again in a Reguler 
& Decent manner and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of ^ Town to Choofe 
a Comm tee : to New Seat the Meeting houfe. and the Vote paft 
in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Mefsu rs . Nath 1 . Bright Jona n Bemis Dan 1 
Whitney And w . White & Tho s : Saltmarfh to be the Com tee . for 
the Ends above said. 

Voted that the Comm tee : in Seating the Meeting houfe Should 
proceed therein According to former Inftruction given in that 
Affair, viz 1 . To have Regard to Age Honour & ufefullnefs alfo 
to go according to the Real and Perfonal Eftate as it Stands in the 
Invoice Alowing one head. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to Difpofe of 



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thofe Pews in the Meetinghoufe w ch Returns to the Town 
Agreable to the Conditions of y* firft Settlement of the pews ; To 
Such Perfons as the Town Shall agree to. And the Vote paft in 
the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y e Town That thofe 
Perfons to whom the Town Shall Difpofe of y 6 Pews to Shall 
pay into the Town Treafurey, for the same such sums as the 
Town Shall Agree to. And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Put 

[31] Put to Vote Whether it is the Mind of the Town 
Said Pews Shall Remain under the Same Regulations and Con- 
ditions in all Refpects that they were built upon And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Difpofe of said Pews to Perticular Perfons, at this Meeting. 
And y* Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of the Town that m r . 
Nath 1 . Norcrofs Shall have the Pew under the Stairs that was 
Lately Jofhua Benjamins He having paid s d Benjamin His prime 
Cost of bulding s d pew. And y* Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted to Difpofe next of y e Pew w ch was Capt*. Tho s 
Homans. — 

The Vote was Put whether it is the mind of the Town That M r . 
Jona n Brown jun r Should have the Pew w ch Lately belonged to 
Cap 1 . Homans. And y e Vote paft in y e Negative 
Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of the Town, That m r . 
Daniel Whitney Should have that Pew w° h Lately belonged to 
Cap 1 Homans, upon the Condition as above Voted. And the 
Vote pafed in the Affirmative. 

The Vote was Put whether it is the mind of the Town that 
m r Jonathan Bemis Should have that Pew w ch Lately belonged 
to Jofhua Biglo on the Condition aboves d Voted. And the Vote 
past in the Affirmative. — 

Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town To 
Adjourn this Meeting to the Second Munday in June Next to 
this place of five of y e Clock Afternoon to hear and Receive the 
Report of the Committee Chofen to New Seat the Meetinghoufe 
of what they Shall do in s d Affair &c. and y* Vote paft in y* 
Affirmative. 

The Selectmen Ordred a pair of Shoo's to be procured for the 
Wid w . Webb. Agreed that M r John Coollidges Wife (where s d 
Webb is) be defired to procure what is Needfull and Necefsary 
for the Mending of y e S d Wid ws . Stays and to git them mended 
and to bring Ace 1 , thereof to y e Selectmen in order to be paid. — 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freehold", and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown on the 13 th . Day of June AD. 1748 P 
Adjournm 1 . 

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Whitney That Pew in the Meeting houfe Lately Cap 1 Tho 8 : 
Homans ; And to Jona n . Bemis That Pew w° h was Lately Jofhua 
Bigelo's, And they to pay therefor Such Sums as the Town Agre'd 
to: But no Sum then Agre'd upon. 

Put to Vote Whether it is the Mind of the Town That the 
Same Sums which the Town pay's for s d Pews upon y r Return to 
the Town as the prime Cost thereof Agreeable to the Establifh- 
ment of the Pews; Be the Sums that the s d Whitney and Bemis 
pay into the Treafurey for the Said Pew's the Town Voted to 
them. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Com tee : who were Chofen to Seat the Meeting Houfe 
gave in their Report as to their proceedings in Said Affair; w ch 
Report was Red to y* Town, And After Confideration there on 
the Vote was put 

Whether it is the mind of the Town to Accept of the s d 
Report. And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

[34^] July 1. 1748. At a meeting of the Selectmen at 
the Houfe of Oliver Livermors. The Selectmen Agreable to the 
truft Repofed in them Relating to the Procuring a Gentleman to 
keep the School in Watertown (After Several Steps taken in s d 
Affair) the Selectmen having now a Profpect of a Gentleman 
Sutable to keep S d School, Agreed that Jonas Bond Docter Convers 
& Joseph Mafon forthwith Endeavour to Ingage and Secure s d 
Gentleman to keep y* School in Watertown upon as eafey tearms 
as they can and for So Long time as the s d Gentleman Shall Agree 
to, not Exceeding the firft Munday in March Next, And make 
Report at the Next Meeting of the Selectmen 

July 4. 1748. At a meeting of y* Selectmen at the Widow 
Mary Learneds, for the Confideration of the List of Licenced 
Perfons in Watertown &c. 

The Selectmen Approved of Tho s Saltmarfh Mary Learned & 
David Coollidge having their Licences as Inholders renewed for 
the y e Year Enfuing. Alfo m r John Hunt being Licenced as a 
Retailer for y e Year Enfuing. 

At this Meeting Mefs rs . Jonas Bond Josiah Convers & Joseph 
Mason who were to Agree w th the Gentleman w ch the Selectmen 
had Information was Likely to keep the School. Reported as 
follow's, That they had this Day Applied to M r Jona n Sewal (the 
Gentl" abovs d ) And had Agreed with him to keep the Grammer 
& Englifh School in Watertown untill the firft Munday of March 
Next, after the Rate of One hundred and Sixty five pounds a 
Year, and to pay for or find him his Board. And He y* s d Sewal 
to begin to keep s d School the Eighteenth day of this Inftant July. 
Agre'd that Joseph Mason & Jonas Bond Endeavor to procure 
a place for the Schoolmafter to board at and Agree on w* terms. 

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Bonds and Defire of him the Acc 1 . of the Charge of Mary Prieft 
her Board and Lying in and to know His Demand If he keep her 
y e S d Prieft any time Longer, and to make Report at the Nex 
Meeting of y e Selectmen 

July 11. 1748. At a meeting of the Selectmen at Docter 
Convers Agreed w th . Daniel Bond to keep Mary Prieft for a 
Month from the 15 th . Day of this Inftant at Six Shillings p r Weak 
old Tenor and after that to keep her and her Child for her work 
(if the Child w ch is now froward should be more Quet) if she be 
able to do w* is Equal to her Board. 

The 

[35] The Widow Mary Maddocks being under low 
Circumftances no place to shelter in and being now at M r . Henry 
Springs jun r (where for a long time She has at times crowded her 
Self in and has been troublefome as well as Chargable to the 
familie s d Spring loth to turn her out into the streets) Said Spring 
Applied to the Selectmen (as S d Widow had done a little before) 
& Aquainted the Selectmen with the S d Widows Circumftances 
and that He could not maintain her alone the Selectmen taking 
the Matter into Confideration, Defired M r . Spring to Let s d 
Wid w . have houfe room and Victuals when She when She Should 
come to his houfe deftitute (and incourage her to be diligent in 
arning w l she can) And he y e s d Spring to have a Reafonable 
Recompence, and He to keep a true Ace*. 

Agred to Send to the Selectmen of Wefton Emmediatly to Send 
Down the Plank for y e Great Bridge w ch . they were to procure 

At a meeting of the Selectmen at Jonathan 
Bemis on the 29 th . Day of July AD. 1748. 
Henr? Learaedi S at Ordred tne Clerk to Isue out a Warrant forth- 
with to Warn One W ra . Dennis and one Mary 
B e n M Hlftfn°g? iftl * Cornifh alis Mary Bemis to Depart out of s d 
Town, the Selectmen refufing to Accept of them 
to be Inhab ts . of Watertown. the S d Dennis came from Roxbury 
in the County of Suffolk as y e Selectmen are Informed. And the 
Said Mary Came from Waltham in y* County of Midd x where 
She is a proper Inhab 1 . tho She came Laft from Cambridge where 
she was warned out as y e Selectmen are Informed — 

(A Warrant was Isued Accordingly & Return made & Caution 
Entred) 

Aug st . 1748. The Selectmen Meet at M r Jonas Bonds And 
Agre'd to go to Concord Court abo 1 y e Affair of Jon n Page &c 
Agreed to send a Summons to m r John Arms. 

October 13. th : 1748. At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the 
Houfe of Joseph Mafon, The Selectmen having in the behalf 
of Watertown, Recovred a Bill of Cost at Concord Court Laft 
againft Framingham Relating to Jona n Page Amounting to 



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Twelve pounds Ninteen Shillings (old Tenor) Agreed that s d 
Bill of Cost be paid to Such Perfons to whom it is Due. Viz 1 . 
The Clerk of y* Sefsions Attorney Witnefses &c Defired Joseph 
Mafon to pay out of y* s d Bill of Cost (w ch is in his hands) to 
thofe it belongs to. Agreed to give to Edm d . Trowbridge Esq r . 
who was Improved by y* 5 Selectmen in s d Affair of Page befide 
his fee in s d Bill the Sum of four Pounds old Tenor, for his 
good Service in s d Affair. And Defired Oliver Livermore to wait 
on s d Trowbridge w th s d Mafon to satisfy him. 
As the Selectmen Defired Enf n . Daniel Whitney to Board the 

Prefent 

[36] Prefent Schoolmafter, who under took to Board s d 
Schoolmafter but w ld . not Agree upon what Terms till He had the 
Trial of Him. Defired M r Jonas Bond M r Jona n Bemis & 
Docter Convers to Wait on M r Whitney to know what his Terms 
are. and make Report to y e Selectmen. 

The Meeting houfe Glafs wanting Mending Agre'd that M r 
Ebenez r Bradifh be Defired to mend Said Glafs as soon as may be. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Oliver Livermors 
on the 10 th . Day of Novemb r . 1748. In order to ConfMer what 
proper Steps to take relating to Sam 1 Coollidge who is Reduced to 
such poor Circumbftances as requires Some Speedy care to be taken 
for him both for Support and Clothing to prevent his Suffering. 
Agre'd to procure forth with for s d Coollidge at the Cost of y* 
Town viz 1 , a good Warm Coat a Shurt a p r of Stockens a p r of 
Shoos and a Hat, and to be paid for out of the Town Treafurey, 
Defired Joseph Mafon and Oliver Livermore to procure the 
Same. Agre'd that the Selectmen will take proper care to procure 
a place to board s d Coollidge at, Agreed that M r John Coollidge 
at whofe houfe the s d Samuel is at prefent, be reafonably rewarded 
by the Town for his boarding of him till the Selectmen have 
Oppertunity to Seek a place for him. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at Docter Josiah Convers's on the 
Eighth Day of Decemb r . 1748. The Selectmen being informed 
that their are Sundry Perfons come to refide in Watertown viz 1 
Patrick Hoburn and Ann his wife, John Hoburn, John Stoal and 
Ruth Simfon otherwife Margret Wes otherwife Margret Bently 
who came all from Boston in y e County of Suffolk as y e Selectmen 
are Informed they all Refide in in the Dwelling Houfe of Frances 
Brindly Esq r w ch is in s d Watertown. alfo Sarah Chadwick 
and her Daughter Submitt Chadwick the Said Sarah Came Laft 
from Newton & y 6 s d Submit Laft from Cambridge and some time 
in Sep r Laft. alfo James Wyer & his Wife and two Children 
who came from Dracket to Watertown in Octob 1 " Laft thefe 
Perfons Refide in the Dwelling Houfe of Thaddeus Ward w ch 
is in Watertown taken in by him as by Notification under his 



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hand, the Selectmen refusing to Accept of y e Above Named perfons 
to be Inhabitants in s d Watertown, Ordred the Clerk to Isue out 
Warrants to warn the aboves d Perfons to Depart forth with out of 
Watertown. 

The Selectmen having procured Some Clothing for Sam 1 
Coollidge und r . His Diftrefsed Circumftances w ch will in a few 
Days be ready for him, but as yet they have not found a place 
for him, He the s d Sam 1 being at this prefent with his 
Brother Nath 1 . Coollidge. Agre'd that the s d Nath 1 . be reafon- 
ably Satiffyed for his Boarding him, untill further order 
The Town at y r Meeting in March Laft having pafed a Vote 
that Such perfons as Shall Send their Children or Servants to 
School s ld provide wood for the fire in the School, but no perfon's 
perticulerly 

Appointed 

[37] Appointed to take the care to se that wood be procured. 
Therefore that the School might not Stop for want of wood, And 
the Selectmen Apprehending that Eight Shillings old Tenor P r 
head for Schollers is Little Enough for the procuring of wood for 
the s d School, Agre'd that M r Jona n Sewel our prefent School- 
mafter be Defired to take a Lift of the Schollers w ch Corn's to 
the School, and Aquaint their Parents and Mafters that the 
Selectmen defire them to Send to Said Schoolmafter 8/P head 
for their Children and Servants which they Send to School, and 
that the s d Schoolmafter keep an Acc 1 . who pay. And that what 
is received by him, He deliver to y e Selectmen who will provide 
wood there with for s d School. (Warrants were Isued out to 
warn -the above Named perfons to Depart &c & Returns Made & 
Caution Entred at Dec 1 " Court, (all but Jn° Hoburn) 
Decemb r . 16: 1748. The Selectmen Delivred to Sam 1 Coollidge 
the things they had procured for him viz 1 . A Coat a Shurt a hat 
a p r of Stockens & a p r of Shoo's w ch came to £17=13=.. with 
the Making, and after a Difcourfe w th S d Coollidge urging him 
&c to git in to Some way of bufinefs. the Selectmen (who had 
ingage pay for his board till further order) now told him & his 
Brother Nath 1 . that they w ld ingage but for one week longer. 
At a meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Jona n Bemis 
on the 26 of Dec r . 1748. The Selectmen Agre'd to meet on the 
Second Munday of January Next at the Houfe of Rih d . Cuttings 
of Waltham Inhold r . at one of the Clock after Noon, In order 
to Adjuft the Charge of y e Great Bridge, with the Selectmen 
of Wefton and Waltham which has Arrifsen for Repairs Since 
the Laft Adjuftm 1 . Defired the Clerk to Send Notifications to the 
Selectmen of s d Towns to Defire them to Meet them at time & 
place on s d Affair. 

(Notifications were accordingly Sent to Selectmen of s d 
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At this Meting M r Nath 1 Harrington Surveyer & Collecter for 
High Ways met with the Selectmen and made up Ace 1 , of his 
work in S d Ways. His Lift Ammounted to the Sum of 
£39= 17=. 8 New Tenor, which he has worked out Agreeable to 
the Vote of y e Town, all but Joseph Stearns & Isaac Holdins 
Rates, one of which is not Capable of work & y e other gone out of 
the Province. 

January 9 th : 1748. The Selectmen of Watertown Wefton & 
Waltham Met at Rich d . Cuttings in s d Waltham by Appoint- 
ment, and Adjuited & Proportioned the Charges of Repairing 
the Great Bridge which has Arrifen Since the Laft Adjuftm 11 w ch 
was in Nov r . 1746. As Recorded in Liber (2) Page (54) in the 
Treafurey. 

which was Charged Then Due from Wefton to 

to Acc 1 . of S d Towns { Watertown £5 — .7 — 10 

Page 52 & from Waltham to 

48 I Watertown 37— 13— .3 

[381 At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonas 
Bonds Esq r . on the Twentyeth Day of Feb y : AD 1748. Ordred 
the Clerk to Isue out warrants Directed to the Conftables of 
Watertown to Warn the freehold" and other Inhab ts . of S d 
Town who are Qualified to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at 
the Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on Munday the Sixth 
Day of March Next at Nine of y* Clock in the Morning for the 
Ends following viz 1 . 

(1) To Choofe a Moderator. (2) To choofe Selectmen to 
Manage the Prudential Affairs of y e Town for y* Enfuing Year. 
To Choofe a Town Clerk a Treafurer a Conftable or Conftables 
Afsefsors and all Such other Town Officers as are by Law to be 
chofen in the month of March. (3) To Choofe a Saxton and 
Agree how he shall be paid. (4) To put in their Votes for a 
County Treafurey (5) To know the mind of y e Town whether 
Swine Shall Run at Large the Enfuing Year under the Regulations 
of y* Law in that Refpect. (6) To hear the Town Treafurers 
Acc ts . (7) For the Town to Manifest their mind How the 
Intreft Money Coming to the Town this prefent Year (the Year 
beginning the 11 th of December Laft) Shall be Appropriated 
(8) For the Town to Grant a Sutable Salary for y e Rev d M r 
Storer for the Enfuing Year the Year beginning the firft of March 
Next and Agree how it Shall be paid. (9) To grant money for 
the Support of y e School or other wife Agree how it Shall be 
Supported. (10) To grant money for the Support of the Poor 
for ye Enfuing Year. (11) To hear the Acc ts of thofe Perfons 
that the Town is Indebted to, and to Grant Money to Satisfy them 
(12) To Grant money for the Repairing of the Meeting houfe, 
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Securing of the Glafs of s d Houfe, if y a Se meet. (13) To 
Grant money for the Repairing of y e Great Bridge over Charls 
River in Watertown. (14) To Know the mind of the Town 
whether the High Ways and Town Ways Shall be mended the 
Enfuing Year by Rate, and if the Town comes into this Method, 
then to make a Grant for S d Affair, and for the Town to State 
Day Labour both for men and Teems, and that Perfons may 
work out their Refpective Rates at w ch they are set (If they Se 
meet) at the price the Town Agrees upon, and to Choofe the 
Surveyers of High Ways to be Collectors of s d Rate, or to se 
that it be work't out within the Year in y e way & Manner the 
Town Agrees on. (15) To hear the Report of y* Com tee . Chofen 
to Agree with Perfons w l they S ld . give for Land Lying to the 
Ways &c. what they have done in S d Affair, and for the Town 
to Act thereon. (16) (A Number of the Inhab ts . of y 6 Town 
& freeholders having Petitioned the Selectmen that the following 
Article might be Encerted in the Warrants for March Meeting 
viz 1 ) To know whether it is the mind of y e Town that their 
Meeting houfe be Seated, According to the Report made by their 
Committe Laft Chofen to seat s d Meeting houfe, and that the 
Inhab ts . of the Town do Accordingly take their Refpective Seats 
which are perticulerly set forth & Mentioned in s d Report. 
(17) To know y e Mind of y e Town what way or Methods they 
will take to recover their Land fenced in by m r John Kimbal Ad- 
joining to y e Land formerly Uriah Clarks, and whereas y* s d 
Kimbal has heitherto Neglected, and still refueses to pay for the 
Land (tho often asked) that the Town Granted him (Near his 
houfe) on Condition of his paying for the Same as Reported by 
the Towns Com tee . to know what Steps the Town will Take with 
Relation thereunto. 

And to ord r y^ Conftables to notify thofe perfons the Town 
is Indebted to to bring in their Acc ts to y e Selectmen on y 6 3d Day 
of March next at ^ Wid w . Learneds at 3 clock after Noon. Alfo 
to Notify y e surveyers of Highways &c to to meet ^ s d Selectmen 
at s d Meeting to make up y r Acc 1 . as Collectors. 

[39] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of y^ 
Wid w . Mary Learneds on Fryday the 3d Day of March AD 1748. 
for the Reciving thofe Perfons Acc ts y l the Town is Indebted to, 
&c. The Sundry Perfons Acc ts . as follows viz 1 . 

thefe two Acc 1 f Benj n . Haftings for work at y e Great 

Ls e been°Adju C fted <j Bridge 6 days */> at 28/ P r £9=.2=.. 

with y e Towns I David Livermore for Speeks for S d 

Bridge .3=.4=.. 
John Coollidge for boarding his Brother 
Sam 1 4 weeks & 2 days at 40/ 8—10—.. 



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& three weeks before he went to Anapeles 
at 20/P 



11 = 10=.. 

Joseph Whitney for Serving Conftable 20/ 

for warning 2 Meetings 6/ Carring 2 Pfons 24 2=10.. 

Jon n . Bemis for Timber for a Smal Whelm 

20/ for a lock for School 25/6 2=.5=.6 

for a load of wood for the Wid w . Stearns .3 — .. — .. 

For work at the Minifteral Land abo 1 

fencing 10 — .. — .. 

For half a Day work at Great Bridge .. — .8 — .. 

15=13=..6 

To Joseph Mason for work at the 

Minifteral place £.6 — .. — .. 

for Cafh paid to y e Clerk for buy 

Law 5/ half Day at y e Bridge 8/ ..—13=.. 

for Service as Afsefsor £5 for a Report 2/ .5 — .2 — .. 

for Service as Clerk & Treaf r 20 — .. — .. 

31 = 15= .. 



To Daniel Whitney for work at the 

Minifteral place .7 — .. — .. 

for Plank and Timber for 2 whelms .3 = 15 — .. 

for Boarding the Schoolmafter 33 

weeks at 60/ P 99= .. — .. 

for four Load of wood for y e School Master .9 — .5 — .. 

£119=00=.. 

To And w . White for work at the Minifteral place ..3= .. — .. 

To Joseph Harrington for work at y e Minifteral 

Land ..3 — .. — .. 

To Benj". Haftings for Nails & Mending y e School- 

houfe ..1= .8=.6 

To W m . William Godding for Serving 

Constable & Warning 2 Meetings ..1 — .6 — .. 

Henry Spring for boarding y* Wid w . Maddocks 

6 weeks at 16/ P A — 16 — .. 

for a plank for a whelm .. — 10 — .. 

..5-6—.. 

Daniel Bond for Bording Nurfing & 

Child bed Linin for Mary Prieft at her 

Lying in at y e Seleclmens Requeft 

viz*, one half of his Acct. &c 17=.5 — .6 

and for Timber for a whelm .. — 12 — .. 

.17= 17 =.6 



Edward Harrington for a Load of Wood for y 6 Wid w . 
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W m . Coollidge for Timb r . and Plank for Smelt brook 



Bridge ..5= .3=. 8 
Sam 1 Fiske for Timber for a Whelm in Whitneys 

Lane .1 — .5 — .. 

John Whitney for 2 planks for whelms .1 — .3 — .. 

Jofiah Stearns for Irons for y e Bell & hanging ..= .5 — .. 

Thomas Saltmarfh for Serving as afsefsor .5 — .. — .. 

Nath 1 Harrington for Serving as Afsefsor .5= ., — .. 

Oliver Livermore for half Day work at y e Bridge .. — .8 — .. 
Nath 1 . Coollidge for 3 Weeks 3^ boarding his 

Brother Sam 1 . .7 — .. — .. 

Sam 1 Barnard for Timber and Plank for a whelm .1 — 10 — .. 
Samuel Stratton for Plank Speeks & Stones for 

whelms .2 — 15 — .. 



£257=.2=.2 

[40] At a General Town Meeting of y e freehold". & other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Qualified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Warned and Afsembled at the Publick Meeting houfe 
in s d Town on the Sixth Day of March AD. 1748/9 for the 
Choice of Town Officers & other Affairs set forth in y* Warrant 

Voted and chofe Jonas Bond Esq r Moderator 

Jonas Bond Esq r 
Joseph Mason Esq r 
Voted and Chose for Selectmen { M r Oliver Livermore 

M r Ebenezer Thatcher 
M r Isaac Sanderfon 
Voted and Chofe for Town Clerk Joseph Mason Esq 1 ". 
Voted and Chofe for Town Treafurer Joseph Mason Esq r . 
Voted to Choofe Two Conftables for this Year. 
Voted and Chofe Nath 1 Harrington Constable. And y e Town by 
Vote Releafed him. 

Voted and Chose W m . Coollidge to be a Constable. And the 
Town by Vote Releafed him again. 

Voted and Chose Nath 1 . Stone Constable, who Accepted. 

Voted and Chose Samuel Cook Constable. Upon his plea y* 

Town by Vote releafed him. 

Voted and Chofe Jonathan Child Constable. (he was not 
prefent) 

{Joseph Mason Esq 1 " 
M r Nath 1 Bright 
M r Thomas Saltmarfh 
Voted and Chose Seth Hastings Sealer of Leather 

Voted and Chose for fence Viewers j j^Whitney 
Voted and Chose for Surveyers of Highways j C<wlHdge 



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. Benjamin Hastings 
Voted and Choie for Tythingmen 1 j srae i j^ ea( j 

xt i i ft tt ■ f Josiah Stouel 
Voted and Chofe for Hognevesj EHfha Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for Survey" & Meafu rs ( Ebenezer Thornton 

of Timber &c ( Jonas Coollidge 

«« . * f tt i ( Samuel Prentice 

Voted and Chose tor H awards 



Seth Hastings 

Voted and Chose for Gager of Cask W m . Gamage 

. ( Tho s Saltmarfh 
Voted and Chose for Deerrieves) Dayid L ; vermore 

Voted and Chofe for Saxton Henry Spring Tartus 

Voted to pay the Saxton by Two Contrabutions as Ufual 

The Votes were bro 1 in for a County Treaf er . & Deliv d to a 

Constable 

Voted 

[41] Voted that Swine Run at Large under y e Regulations 
of y* Law in y l Refpect. 

Then Treafurer Laid His Acc ts . Before the Town And the 

Sum Total of the Debt Amounted to £91 7 = 1 7=.9 

Total of y e Credit £660=10= .6 

In the Conftables Hands 256=12= .4 

In the Treafurey (10/ a Counterfit) ... — 14=11 



917=17. =.9 
The foot of ye Acc 1 of Intreft Rec d Since Laft 
Meeting in March 210=.3 =.9 

The foot of ^ Acc 1 of Intreft monev paid away 

by ord r . 210=. 3 =.6 

The Vote was put whether the Town do Accept and Alow the 

Treafurers Acc ts . and the Vote past in the Affirmative 

The Treafurer Crav'd Alowance for y e Ten Shilling bill y l is a 

Counterfit 

Voted alowance of s d Counterfit Bill to ye Treafurer. 
Voted and Granted four Hundred Pounds old Tenor for the 
Rev d m r Storers Salary for this prefent Year begining y e firft 
of y s Inftant March 

Voted that Three hundred Pounds of M r Storers Salary be 
Afsefsed and One Hundred thereof be paid out of the Intereft 
money. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Three hundred Pounds old 
Tenor for the Suport of y e Gramer School y s Year, One hundred 
Pounds thereof to be paid out of ye Intreft Money the other Two 
hundred Pounds to be Afsefsed. 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of Eighty Pounds old Tener for 
the Support of y e Poor this Year. 

Then The List of the Acc 15 . of thofe Perfons w ch . the Town 
is indebted to was Laid before the Town and Read the whole 
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Same. Voted that one hundred pounds of s d Acc*. be paid out of 
y* Grant made for y e School Laft March to ward paying the 
Pfent School M afters Board, and that the Remainder thereof be 
Afsefsed. to Satisfy the Remaining Debts. 

Voted and Granted to y* 5 Select men viz Joseph Mason Jonas 
Bond Oliver Livermore & Jona" Bemis 20/ P Day old Tenor for 
their time in procicuting the Affair of Jona n Page againft Fram- 
ingham Amounting to the Sum of Eighteen Pounds viz 1 

To Joseph Mason £7 — .. — .. 

To Oliver Livermore 5 — .. — .. 

To Jonas Bond 3 — .. — .. 

To Jona 11 Bemis 3 — .. — .. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty Pounds for y* 
Reparing y e Meeting houfe 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirty Pounds for Repairing y e 
Great Bridge. 

Voted to Repair the High Ways and Town ways by Rate this 
Year. 

Voted and Granted y* Sum of £300 Pounds to Repair the s d 
Ways. 

Voted that the price of Labour be as Stated the Laft Year. 
Voted and Chofe Rich d . Clark & Jonas Coollidge the prefent 
Surveyers of y 6 High ways to be Collectors, to Collect s d Sum or 
Se that it be worked out within the Year at the prifes y l y e Town 
has Agre'd on 

Then 

[42] Then the Committes Report was Red to the Town, And 

the Vote was put Whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Accept 
of y e Committes Report and that the Land Mentioned in s d 
Report be and is hereby Granted and Confirmed to Sam 1 Cook 
mentioned in s d Report his heirs & Afigns upon his paying in to 
the Town Treafurey the Sum of Six pounds old Tenor agreeable 
to s d Report, and that y e Report be Recorded. And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y* Town that their 
Meeting houfe be Seated According to the Report made by y r 
Committee Laft Chofen to Seat S d Meeting houfe and that the 
Inhab ts . of the Town do accordingly take in their Refpective Seats 
which are perticulerly Set forth and mentioned in s d Report. 
And the Vote paft on the Negative. 
At the Motion of John Kimbul 

Voted and Continued the 17 th Article (Relating to y e Affair 
of s d M r John Kimbul) to Next May Meeting, that he might 
have oppertunity to Accommodate s d Affair with the Committee 
&c. 

It being uncertain whether one of y e Constables Chofen w ld 
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Meeting was Adjourned unto Munday the 20 th . of this Inftat 
march to this Meeting houfe at one of the Clock After noon. 
The Report of the Comm tee Abovementioned 
The Committee Chosen to Agree with Perfons what they s ld 
give for Land Lying to the Ways &c. and Make Report to y* 
Town for their Confirmation 

Report as follow's. 
That on the Ninteenth Day of October 1748, They Agreed 
with Samuel Cook that he move out his front fence Againft the 
Country Road, Northward Even w lh Thomas Saltmarfh's fence 
on his North Line againft Said Road, which is one Rod in Wydth, 
and to Run from the Corner of S d Saltmarfhs Land on a Straight 
Line So as to Enterlect the Said Cooks fence Again at the End 
of Thirty Rods from S d Corner, the Land taken in and Enclofed 
hereby is abo 1 fifteen. And the S d Cook is to pay in to the Town 
Treafurey therefor (for the Ufe of y* Town) the Sum of Six 
Pounds Old Tenor when The Town Shall Grant & Confirm the 
S d fifteen Rods of Land to him his heirs and Afsigns. 

Joseph Mason 
Jonas Bond 
Ebenezer Stone 
Jona n Brown 



Watertown Octob r . 19 th : 1748. 



Comm tee . 



[43] At a meeting of the Selectmen at the Widow Mary 
Learneds on the Tenth Day of March AD. 1748. The following 
Perfons were Sworn to the Discharge of their Refpective Offices 
to w° h they were Chofen on the Seventh of March Currant viz 1 . 

[Town Clerk ] P 
Joseph Mason Esq r . to ^ Office of -{Town Treafurer \ Justice 

[Afsefsor J Harris 

Nath 1 . Stone to the office of A Constable 
Nath 1 . Bright ) . A/ . 

Tho s . Saltmarfhi to > T ° fflce of Afsefsor 
Seth Hafting to Office of Sealer of Lea r . 
Sam 1 Cook ) ^, f . . . 

John Whitney J t0 y ' ° fflce of fence viewer 
Rich d Clark ) to y e Office of Survey" of 
Jonas Coollidge ) Highways I P Joseph 

Israel Mead to y* Office of a Tythingman / Mason Ju s . 

Josiah Stowel ) . peace 

Elifha Coollidge $ t0 ^ ° fflce of Hogneve 
Ebenz r Thornton ) to y e Office of Survey 1 & 
Jonas Coollidge J meaf r of Timb r &c 
Seth Haftings to y e office of Haward 
Tho s Saltmarfh to v* Office of Deerrieve 
Rich d Clark ) „ 
Jonas Collidge J t0 F offlce of Collector 



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The Town of Watertown being Served with a Copy of y e 
Petition of the Old Precinct in Cambridge by order of General 
Court, Relating to Sundry p r fons and y e Estates they Improve or 
live upon belonging to Watertown to be Set of to Cambridge as 
more fully Set forth in s d Copy. At y e Aboves d Meeting Ordred 
the Clerk to Ifue out Warrints Directed to y e Conftables of s d 
Town to warn the freehold", and oth r Inhab". of Watertown 
Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick 
Meeting houfe in s d Town on Munday the 20 th of March 
Currant at two of the Clock After noon to hear the Copy of s d 
Petition and for the Town to Do and Act on s d Affair as they 
shall se meet or think proper. 

The Meeting houfe Glafs wanting mending Defired M r 
Thatcher one of y e Selectmen to Speak to m r Ebenezer Bradifh to 
mend S d Glafs as soon as may be. Defired S d Thatcher to 
procure three hundred of Nails to Nail the pains of Glafs at s d 
Meeting houfe. 

[44] At a Meeting of the freehold" and other Inhab ts of 
Watertown on the 20. th Day of March AD. 1748/9 by Adjournm 1 . 
Jonathan Child who was Chosen a Constable at Last Meeting. 
At this Meeting Appeared and Made his pleas why he S ld not 
Serve and Defired the favour of the Town to releafe him. And 
the Town by a Vote Releafed S d Child 

Voted and Chose David Learned Constable. And y e Town 
by Vote Dismifsed him 

Voted and Chofe Seth Hastings for Second Constable. And y e 
Town by a Vote releafed s d Haftings 

Voted and Chofe Henry Spring jun r Constable, y e S d Spring 
having been Chofe before and gave his Note to y e Town Treaf r . 
The Town by Vote Difmifsed s d Spring. 

Voted and Chofe Samuel Nutting for Second Constable, upon 
his pleas the Town Voted and Dismifsed Said Nutting. 
Voted and Chose James Dix for Second Constable, who Accepted 
and was Sworn. 

Upon a Motion made and Seconded, The Vote was put whether 
it is the mind of the Town to Reconfider their Vote made at Laft 
meeting Relating to the Grant of four hundred pounds for y* 
Rev d M r Storers Salary for y e Prefent Year, and y* Vote paft in 
y e Affirmative. Then the Vote was put 

Whether it is the mind of the Town to Grant the Sum of five 
hundred pounds old Tenor for y e Rev d M r Seth Storers Salary 
for this prefent Year, And the Vote paft in y e Affirmative 
Voted to Choofe a Committee to Treet with a Gentleman to 
keep the Grammer & Englifh School in the Town for this P r fent 
Year 

Voted and Chofe the prefent Selectmen to be s d Committee 
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and Servants to the School Shall procure fire wood for y* School 
Voted and Granted y* Sum of five pounds fifteen Shillings to 
pay for a Gun the Selectmen bought for Sam 1 Coollidge to Can- 
to the E aft ward with him. 

Voted and Granted 3/ to Joseph Whitney for warning a Town 
Meeting 

Voted that the Grant made to Henry Spring Lai't meeting for 
y* keeping y e Wid w . Maddocks Six weeks be made up Twenty 
Shillings P week. 

[45] At a Genral Town Meeting of the freeholders and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled on the 20 lh Day of March AD 1748/9. 

Voted and Chose Jonas Bond Esq r . Moderator 
The Copy of the Petition of the firft Parifh in Cambridge, 
which the Town was Served with by order of y e General Court 
(wherein they pray that Several of the Inhab ts . of watertown with 
the Estates they Dwel on S ld . be Anexed to s d Pariih) to Shew 
reaions to s d Court why the prayer of s d Petition Should not be 
granted, was Laid before the Town and Red, and After Debate 
thereon 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe 
a Committee or Agents, to Shew (in behalf of Watertown) 
Reafons why the prayer of s d Petition Relating to s d Watertown 
Should not be Granted. And the Vote past in the Affirmative 
Voted and Chofe M r John Hunt Docter Jofiah Converfe & 
M r Jonathan Bemis to be a Comm tee . or Agents for the Ends 
Abovesaid. 

At a Meeting of v* Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonas Bond Esq r . 
on the Twenty firft Day of March AD. 1748. 
At S d Meeting the Surveyrs Agre'd and Set the Surveyers of 
High Way's their Reipective Diftricts. viz 1 . M r Rich d Clark 
Survey'. His District to be as follow's Viz 1 . All the High Ways 
& Town Ways Eait of the Town Way that Leads from y e 
Country Road by Justice Harris Two Acres (so called) and so 
by the Meeting houie to Cambridge Line by Tho s Wellingtons, 
and that part of s d Lane from Cambridge Line afores d up to the 
Meeting houfe. 

And Jonas Coollidge Survever of High Ways His District to 
be as follow's Viz 1 . All the High Way's and Town Way's Weft 
of the Town Way Leading from y e Country Road so by the 
Meeting houfe and So to Cambridge Line by Tho s Wellingtons 
alio thofe Way South of y* River and that part of y* Town 
way from y* Country to the Meeting houfe. 

Agreed with M r John Coollidge (P his wife) to board the 
Wid w . Webb for one Year Next from the 25 th . of this Initant at 
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if any Such happen thro Sicknefs or Indifpofition of Body to be 
reafonably Confidred, and if thro the run of things w th . Refpect 
to provifions if they S ld Rife beyond prefent Expectation to what 
y a now are the Selectmen promife that cafe shall be Confidred 
alfo. 

[46] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph 
Mason Esq 1 " on the Third Day of April 1749. The Gramer 
School being Vacant, the Selectmen Agre'd To offer M r Jona n 
Sewel the Late Schoolmafter the Sum of £250£ Old Tenor P 
y* Year & He to board himfelf. And if M r Sewel Se meet to 
take up to keep the School in Watertown for a Quarter or more 
after that Rate then He to he Imployed. Appointed Joseph Mafon 
Esq 1 ". Mefs rs . Oliver Livermore & Eben r Thather to Treat w*** 
M r Jona 11 Sewal on the premifses and to Make Report. 
April the 6 th . 1749. The Com tce Treated w th m r Jona 11 Sewal 
abo* keeping the Gramer & Englifh School in Watertown. And 
after offer being made to M r Sewel He undertook to keep the 
School in Watertown for one Quarter after the Rate of £250 P 
year old Tenor & He to board himfelf and the Quarter to begin 
the 13 th Day of this Inftant April. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Oliver Livermores on the 
4 th . Day of May 1749. The Selectmen having Rec d a Precipt 
Requiring them to Afsemble y r Town in ord r to Elect a Perfon 
to Reprefent Them in a General Court appointed to be held at 
Boston on y e 31 st of this Inftant May. 

Ordred the Clark to Isue out Warrants Directed to y 6 
Conftables to Warn the freehold rs . and Other Inhab ts . Quallifyed 
&c. to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on Munday 
the 15 th . of May Inftant at Two of the Clock after Noon then 
and there to Elect a Sutable Perfon to Reprefent them at y* 
Court aboves d . 

Likewife to Order the Conftables to Notifie & warn the free- 
hold". & other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town 
Affairs to meet at the Publick Meeting houfe on Munday the 
15 th Day of May Inftant at Three of the Clock after noon for 
y e ends following viz 1 . 

1. Whereas Several Perfons who are Nonrefidents are Afseft 
for f amity (?) to y e Tax in Watertown for y e great Timber Trade 
which they carry on in the Town who Refuse to pay the Collectors 
choofing to Stand a Trial in the Law w th . Relation to s d Affair. 
To know the mind of y e Town with Relation thereunto. And to 
Do And Act what they shall se meet and proper Relating to y* 
same Affair. 

2. To hear y e Requeft of Amos Bond Late Conftable for y* 
Sinking of W m . Vafsells Rates in his Lifts for Reafons w° h may 
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3. To know the Mind of y* Town whether they will Revive 
the Town buy Law Relating to horfes as it now Stands only with 
the Addition of Afsertaining the Difpofition of the forfiture. 

Warrants were Isued out Accordingly 

Att*. J Mafon Clerk / 

[47] At a General Town Meeting of ^ freehold", and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in y* Choice 
of a Reprefentative, Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in s d Town on the fifteenth Day of May 1749 for the 
Election of a Sutable Perfon to Reprefent the Town of Water- 
town at the Great and General Court Appointed to be conven'd 
and held at the Court houfe in Boston on the 31 Day of May 
Currant. 

The Meeting was Opned, the Major part of y* Selectmen 
prefent, The Vote for the Choice of a Reprefentative was Called 
for, And after the Votes Were brot in Sorted and Counted it 
Appeared That Jonas Bond Esq r was Chofen to Reprefent the 
Town at y e Court aboves d by the Major part of the voters Prefent. 

At a General Town Meeting of the freehold", and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled on the 15 Day of May 1749. At the 
Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town. 

Voted and Chose Joseph Mason Esq r Moderator for s d 
Meeting. 

The Seventeenth Article in the Warant for y e Warning of Laft 
March Meeting relating to John Kimbal, at S d Kimbals Motion 
was ^Continued to May Meeting for his Accommodating s d 
Affair with the Com tee formerly Chofen to Agree with Perfon's 
for Land Lying to the ways &c. At this Meeting the 
s d Comm tee . Made Report to the Town Relating to what y ee had 
done in s d Affair, which Report was Red to the Town, And the 
Vote there upon was Put Whether it is the mind of 
Recorded y e Town to Accept of s d Report and that the Lands 

Contained & mentioned in s d Report Relating to 
John Kimbal be granted and Confirmed to the s d 
John Kimbal his heirs and Afsigns on the Condition mentioned 
in the S d Reporte, and alfo that a Small piece of Land mentioned 
in s d Report be granted and Confirmed to Jonas Bond Esq r his 
heirs & Afsigns upon the Condition mentioned in s d Report, 
And that the s d Report of the Com tee be Accordingly Record in 
the Town Records, and y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative 
Then the firft Article in the Warrant for this Meeting was 
Red relating to Some Perticler Perfons who are Nonrefidents 
there being Rated in Watertown for the Timber Trade in s d 
Town, was Red to the Town and After Debate thereon. The 
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Com tee . to Take Advice in S d Affair of Councel knowing in the 
Law, and that if the Committee upon Advice Shall find y l y r is 
Sufficiant foundation for the Town to proceed in s d Affair, 
That then the Conftable proceed According to the Advice of s d 
Com tee . and that the Town will indempnify the Conftables He 
proceeding According to the s d Comm tees . Advice. & ye Vote paft 
in the Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r M r John Hunt & Jonas 
Bond Esq r to be s d Committee. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to Sink 
W m . Vafsells Rates in Conftable Amos Bonds Lists. And the 
Vote Paft on y* Negative 

Then 

[48] Then the Vote was put, whether it is the mind of the 
Town to revive the Town by Law Relating to horfses. Viz 1 . That 
no Perfon or Perfons Shall Suffer his or their horfes or horfe kind 
above the Age of six months to Run at Larg with in the Limmits 
of Watertown without their being well fettred from the 15 th Day 
of May Currant to the Laft Day of October Next under the 
penalty or forfiture of 2/6 for evry one that Shall be found 
without being So fettred. One Moiety of s d forfiture to be to the 
Haward or field driver, and the other Moiety for the Ufe of the 
poor of y e Town And the Vote past in the Affirmative. 

Voted that Joseph Mason Esq r Lay this By Law before the 
Hon ble y e Court of General Sefsions of peace for *U County 
for their Confirmation 

The Comm tees . Report. 

The Comm tee . Chofen to Agree with Perfons what they s ld 
give for Land Lying to y e Way's &c. Report what they have 
further done in Said Affair More Especially w th Refpect to the 
Land fenced in adjoining to the Land formerly Clarks which 
was Mentioned in an Article in the Warrant for warning Laft 
March Meeting and Continued to this May Meeting viz 1 the Said 
Comm tee have Agreed with John Kimbal that he Shall have the 
Land already taken in (belonging to the Town) Adjoining to 
his Land (formerly Uriah Clarks) Containing abo*. half An Acrer 
as the Wall fence Now Stands Only Extending the South line to 
the Weftward So far as on a Straight or parrelell line with the 
wall as it now Stands as to Enterfext his fence which will make 
the South line forty Rods in length the Said half Acrer is 
Bounded Easterly by a Town Way Southeafterly with Town 
Land Southerly with a Town Way, Elfewhere on s d Kimbal's 
own Land, He the s d John Kimbal to pay into the Town Treafury 
for s d Land the Sum of Twenty Pounds old Tenor for the Ufe of 
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Acrer (be it more or lefs) to him y* s d John Kimbal his heirs 
& Afsigns All which is Submitted 

P Joseph Mason 
Jonas Bond 
Ebenez r Stone 
Jona n Brown 

And further on the Day aboves d 
The S d Com tee Agreed that Jonas Bond Esq. move out his 
fence into the Town way (leading by y* Pound) oppifite to y* 
Watering place So far as to make a more Uniform line or frunt, 
Runing upon a Streight line from the moft Wefterly bend of his 
wall (Near to the Small piece granted him before by y* Town) 
so as to Enterfect Sam 1 Fisks Wall fence againft his Pikle South 
of his Barn which line will in clofe ab l . five Rods of ground. And 
He the s d Bond to pay therefor in to the Town Treafury for the 
ufe of y e Town the Sum of Twenty Shillings old Tenor upon 
the Towns Granting & Confirming y* s d five Rods of Ground to 
him his heirs and Afsigns. which is humbly Submitted 

P Joseph Mafon "] 

Ebenez r Stone }» Comm tee 
Jona n Brown J 

Watertown May 9 th . 1749. 

[49] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown on the 

3 d Day of July 1749. At David Coollidges to Confider of y* 

Lift of Pfons Licenced in s d Town the Laft Year. &c 

The Selectmen having Confidered S d List Did not Approve of 

Thomas Saltmarfh having his Licence Renewed 

The Selectmen Approve of Mary Learned & David Coollidge 

having their Licences Renewed for the Year Enfuing. And M r 

John Hunt Renewing his Licence, as for Nath 1 Harris Esq r 

under his Circumftances the Selectmen dont Approve of having his 

Licence Renewed. 

July 17. 1749. At a meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Meeting 
houfe, M r Jona n . Sewells time for keeping the School being Near 
Expiring, Agreed that M r Sewel be Treated w th to keep the 
School till the firft Munday in March Next if he will keep it 
after the Rate of £ 250 P r Year old Tenor and board himfelf. 
Defired Mefs rs . Ebenezer Thatcher & Isaac Sanderfon two of y e 
Selectmen to Treat w th . M r Sewel in behalf of y e Selectmen 
Relating to y e p r mifes And make Report / 

Upon Viewing the Meeting houfe and finding that it wanted 
very much to be Repaired Especally to Secure the Steaple. Agre'd 
to meet at s d Meeting houfe Again on Tuefday the 25 th Inftant 
at 7 of ye Clock in the Morning And that M r Benj n Haftings & 
M r Samuel Stratton be Defired to meet with the Selectmen at 



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the Same place & time to View & See what is Need full to be 
done. And that m r John Savin be Defired to mend y 6 under 
pining of s d Meeting houfe. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Meeting houfe on the 25 of 
July 1749. Upon further View of y e Meeting houfe M r Benj n . 
Haftings and m r Sam 1 Stratton being prefent we find that the 
Platform above the Bell is Very Rotton both Bords & Shingles, 
It was Judged by the Workmen that plank w ld be better for s d 
Platform than Double boarding and so Cork the joints and 
Cover it with Shingles Agreed with mr. Haftings & Stratton to 
procure what Plank and other Metarels that is Necefsary and to 
Do the work of Repairing the Meeting houfe who under took to 
do the Same, And to Do it the beginning of Sep r next or before, 
and to Draw money out of y* Treafurey for the purchafeing 
Metarels. M r Jon n . Sewal our prefent Schoolmafter Mett the 
Selectmen and and Engaged to keep y e Grammer & Englifh School 
in the Town untill the firft Munday of March Next After the 
Rate of 280 £ P Year and to board himfelf. And the Selectmen 
Engage upon his faithfull keeping the s d School that H e s ld be 
Rewarded therefor by y e Town after the Rate of Two hundred 
& Eighty pounds P year as before s d He paying for his own 
Boarding. — 

[50] At a meeting of y* Selectmen at m r Ebenezer Thatchers 
on the 10 th Day of Nov r . 1749. The Wid w . Grover and y 6 
Wid w . Stearns under their Necefsitous Circumftances made their 
Application to y e Selectmen for some relief e with Refpect to wood 
Agre'd to procure One Load of Wood for y e s d Wid w . Grover. 
and Two Loads of Wood for y e s d Wid w . Starnes as Soon as may 
be at the Towns Charge. 

Whereas the Vote of y* Town Relating to y e School is, That 
thofe Parents and Mafters who Send their Children & Ser ts . to 
School S ld . Provide firewood for s d School. The Selectmen 
judge 8/ old Tenor P Scholler is Little Enough to provid Wood 
for s d School, And Accordingly Agre'd that y e Schoolmafter be 
Defired to Send to Such Parents and Mafters y* Send y r Children 
& Ser ts to School to send 8/ P r Scholler in order to procure wood 
for y* School. And that the Schoolmafter be Defired to Send to 
thofe who are Dilenquent y* Laft Year to Send their Coto as 
others have Done to pay y* Selectmen they having Advanced the 
money. 

Agre'd and Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to Warn 
John Conred Huffinz and his Wif Catrine and four Children 
viz 1 . John Eliz h . Cat n . & Mary, (which was don accordingly) 

The Wid w . Webb who is maintained P ^ Towns wanting 
Some Clothing to keep her warm and Comfortable y e Approaching 
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Defired to procure Such thing as is Necefsary for End aboves d . 
and bring her Acc 1 in order to be paid. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Isaac Sanderfons on the 
23 d . Day of November 1749. 

The Selectmen having had freqent Complaints from divers 
GentK of Cambridge as well as from y e Selectmen of s d Town of 
y e Deplorable Cafe that Sam 1 Coollidge is in at this prefent for 
want of evry thing as to Clothing, and in a Suffering Condition, 
And likely to Suffer in Several Refpects if Speedy Care be not 
taken for him. As he belongs to Watertown the Selectmen 
Account themfelves in Duty bound to take Some care for him 
and provide Such Clothing for him as may prevent his Suffering 
and so of his becoming a greater Charge to ye Town. Agre'd to 
procure for him a Coat Jacket a p r Briches two Shirts a pr of 
Stockins & a p r of Shoos he being Deftitute of evry thing of 
Clothing fit to cover his Nackednefs. Agre'd that m r Oliver 
Livermore & m r Eben r Thatcher take the Care to procure the 
things aboves d . In the firft place to Inquire whether they can 
procure w l may be Sutable at y e Second hand; If not such Cloth 
as is Sutable for Coat and Jacket to keep him warm and Leather 
briches what triming &c as is Necefsary and to do it as soon as 
may bee. The Selectmen Confidering the Many Complaints 
that have been made to them what a Trouble 

the 

[51] the S d Coollidge is where he comes and the Dainger 
they are in by Reafon of his Lying in their Barns for fear of fire 
or other Mifchief. the Selectmen Apprehending that it will be 
beft for y e s d Coollidge and for the Town that He be in Some 
family where he may be taken care of & keept from Rambling 
ab 1 . and So kept from diftroying w l is got for him. 
Accordingly the Selectmen Appointed to meet at David 
Coollidges on fryday the 1 st of Decemb r . Next at four clock after 
Noon, in order to Confider where to git a place and agre'd to give 
Publick Notice that if any perfon is inclined to take him that 
they meet Selectmen at y* time and place afores d . 

Dec d . 1. 1749. The Selectmen meet at David Coollidges 
according to Appointm t . But no Perfon Appeared to treat with 
them Relating to Sam 1 Coollidge. 

The Selectmen being Informed by y* Wid w . Becks that She 
had taken in a woman (a Stranger) out of pity and Compafsion 
who was Sick at her houfe, the Selectmen went to see how the 
matter was, and found a poor miserable woman there who if 
she had not been taken in by y e s d wid w . had bin in danger of 
perifhing. The Selectmen Incouraged y e wid w . to take proper 
care for her, and as y e Selectmen were Informed that she had 
some money and other things they advifed the Wid w . to See & 
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At a meeting of y e Selectmen at David Coollidges on y e 18 th . 

of Dec r . 1749 The Selectmen Rec d the Clothes procured for 
Sam 1 Coollidge, Ace 1 of w ch is as follow's viz 1 . 

Cloth for a Coat Jacket & Triming cloth for 

2 shirts & a p r of stockins £19=. 2 — .6 

A pair of Leather Briches ready made .3=.. — .. 

Making the Coat and Jacket .5 — .. — .. 

Making 2 shirts with thread & buttons .1 — .. — .. 



Old Tenor i28=.2=.6 



Two Perfons Appeared at this meeting who offered to take 
Said Sam 1 Coollidge but their Loweft terms being 55/ P week, 
the Selectmen could not Confent to give it. 

The Wid w . Mary Maddocks being deftitute of houfe or home 
for this winter Seafon (People not careing to take her in to set 
her to work as in warm wether) She being at prefent at 
Chriftopher Grants, the S d Grant being willing to Entertain her 
for her work if She did Enough to pay for her board, and if 
not to be Alow'd by the Town what s ld be wanting. He y e 
s d Grant prudently keeping her to work or finding work for 
her till further Order. He keeping a fair and true Ace 1 of Her 
Earnings, and to Lay the Same before the Selectmen, And If her 
Work or Earnings do not amount to Reafonable boarding to be 
alow'd by the Town what is Reafonable over and above her 
Earnings. 

[521 At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonas 
Bond"Esq r . on the Eighth Day of Jan>\ 1749. Upon a Mefsage 
Sent to the Selectmen from one of ^ Grand jury of the County 
That the Town of Watertown was in Danger of A Prefentm 1 . on 
Acc 1 of Sam 1 Coollidge his Runing ab l & being Mifcheivs &c The 
Selectmen Agre'd to inform the Grand jury of y e Circumftances 
of y e s d Coollidge and what the Selectmen had Done in behalf of 

Town for him, and, and what further Steps they have Agre'd 
to that he might be taken care of that so he might not make Such 
Difturbance as he has done. That so the Town might not be 
prefented Agre'd further to Inquire of Such GentK of 
Charlftown as are prop 1 " to See whether s d Coollidge may be got 
into their Work houfe upon Equiable Terms, and If they fail 
there then to Make One Addrefs more to ^ Overfeeres of y* Poor 
in Bofton to Se If he could upon Reafonable Terms be got into 
their work Houfe for Some short time at Left till his cafe c ld . be 
Laid before the Town. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at the Houfe of 
Joseph Mafon Esq r on Feb^: 14. 1749. At Said Meeting the 
Selectmen Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed to the 



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Conftables of s d Town, To Warn the freehold 1 ^, and other 
Inhab 1 . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs, To 
Afsemble & meet together on Munday the fifth Day of March 
Next at Nine of y e Clock In the Morning for the Ends following 
viz 1 . (1) To Choofe a Moderator for s d Meeting (2) To 
know the mind of y e Town what Sum Perfons shall pay, who 
are Chofen Conftables and Refufe to Serve. (3) To Choofe 
Selectmen, A Town Clerk, a Town Treafurer a Conftable or 
Conftables, Afsefsors, and all Such other Town Officers as by 
Law are to be Chofen in the Month of March Annually. (4) To 
Choofe a Saxton and Agree how he Shall be Satisfied for his 
Service (5) To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer. 
(6) To know the mind of y e Town whether Swine Shall Run at 
Large under the Regulation in the Law, (7) To hear the Town 
Trealurers Acc*. And to pafs thereon. (8) For the Town to 
manifest their Mind how the Intreft money Coming to the Town 
this Year (the year beginning the Eleventh of Dec r Laft) shall be 
Appropriated. (9) To Grant the Rev d m r Seth Storer his Salary 
for the Year Enfuing, the Year beginning the firft of March 
Next. (10) To Grant money for the Support of y e School or 
other wife Agree how it Shall be Supported (11) To Grant 
money for the Support of the poor y e Enfuing Year. (12) To hear 
the Acc ts . of thofe p r fons to whom the Town is Indebted to, and 
to Grant Money to Satisfy them. (13) To Grant money for the 
Repairing of the Meeting houfe Glafs &c. (14) To grant Money 
for the Repairing of y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Water- 
town if they Se meet. (15) To know the mind of y* Town 
whether they will mend the High ways and Town ways By 
Rate the Enfuing Year as has been practicd Some years paft, And 
if the Town See Meet to Come into this Method, Then to make 
a Grant of money for said Affair, And for y* 2 Town to State Day 
Labour both for men and Teems, And that Perfons May Work 
out their Refpective Rates at w ch . they are set (if they see meet) 
at the Price that the Town Agrees upon, and to choofe the 
Surveyer of 

The 

[53] The High ways to be Collectors of Said Rate, or to 
See that it be worked out within the Year in the way and manner 
the Town Agrees on. (16) To hear the Pleas of Some of the 
Late Conftables for Abatm 1 . of Some Perticuler Perfons Rates in 
their Lists, And for the Town to Act their pleafure thereon. 
(17) For the Town to Manifest their mind, what they will have 
done with Samuel Coollidge, and done for him, under his Prefent 
Difficult Circomftances so as to prevent Extroord>\ Charge being 
bro 1 upon the Town by Prefentment or other wife on Acc r of s d 
Coollidge. (18) To know the Mind of y e Town Whether they 
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Towns (If s d Neighbour Towns are willing) To Errect a 
work houfe in Some Convenant place, wherein Idle Perfons may 
be Imployed, and other poor Perfons (who may be judged proper) 
be taken care off; And if the Town are willing herefor; Then 
for the Town to do any thing or things or pafs Any Act or Acts 
Relating to s d Affair as they Shall judge proper for the promoting 
thereof. (19) To know the mind of the Town whether they 
will Choofe and Impower a Com: tee or their Reprefentative to 
joine with Comm tees . or the Reprefentatives of Wefton and 
Waltham to Petition the Great & General Court in behalf of 
Watertown, Wefton & Waltham for a Grant of Some of the 
unapropriated Lands belonging to y e Province, To Enable y e 
s d . Three Towns the better to Defray the great Charge they are 
Annually at in Maintaining the Great Bridge over Charles River 
in Watertown. (20) for the Town to have a Lift of Jurymen, 
with a new Addition thereto, Laid before them and for the Town 
to Accept thereof If y a See meet, And for y* Town to make An 
Addition to the Superiour Box. (21) To know the mind of y e 
Town whether they will Choofe and Appoint a man to take care 
of y* fence abo 1 y* Buring place to keep up s d Fence to prevent 
Creatures Gitting in perticulerly Swine gitting in and Rooting 
down the tops of y e Graves, and to take up the Young Trees that 
are growing up in s d Buring place which in time may Discomode 
the Same, and whether He y l is Appointed and takes the Care 
aboves d . Shall have for s d Service, what grafs be got therein by 
Mowing; and not to feed any therein. (22) To hear the 
Requeft of M r Sam 1 . Jenifon for Some Releaf Refpecting his 
Sifter Sufanna Murch & for the Town to Act their pleafure 
with Relation thereto. 

And Direct the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons which the 
Town are Indebted to to bring in their Acc ts . to the Selectmen 
at the Houfe of y 45 Wid w . Mary Learned Inhold r . on fryday the 
Second Day of March Next at three of the Clock afternoon in 
order to have them Laid before the Town, And alfo to Notify 
the Surveyers who are Collectors to meet at the same time & 
place in order to make up their Acc ts . with the Selectmen. (War- 
rants were Ifued out Accordingly). 

At s d Meeting Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to warn 

out of Town T . , _. , t . ~ ' . A. 

v one Lyda Murch (the Daughter of W m . & 

Sufanna Murch) who Came from Cambridge Abo 1 the Middle 
of August Laft paft, who Refides with her mother in the 
Dwelling houfe of Stephen Palmer which is in Watertown 

(A warrant was Isued out Accordingly & Delivered to 
Conf table N. Stone) 

The Clerk was Defired to Write to y* 5 Selectmen of Wefton 
to Procure Seven hundred of good Plank for the Great Bridge 
in Watertown, as soon as may be and to Send word whether 
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Agreed to procure a Load of wood for the Widow Grover under 
her prefent Necefsitous Circumftances. 

[54] At a meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Widow Learneds on 
y e 2 d Day of March AD 1749. for y* Taking in of y* Acc ts . of 
thofe Perfons to whom the Town is Indebted the Acc 1 . Taken in 
are as follow's viz 1 . 

Tho s Saltmarfh As an Afsefsor for half 
a Day Copying Laft Years List of y* 
Province Rate for y* Court .. 10 — .. 

For Help taking New Invoice in May 4 
Days 4" .. ".. 

For help taking and Perfecting 1 
Invoice making the Province County \ 
Town & Highway Rates this Year J 5" .. 



£9=10=. 



Nath 1 . Harrington for help Coppying Laft Year Rate ..=10=.. 

Nath 1 . Bright Afsefsor for Help taking 

Invoice in May 3 — .. — .. 

for help taking perfecting an Invoice 1 

Making the Province County Town & > 5 — .. — .. 

Highway Rates this Year j 

& for 200 Shingles for y e Meeting houfe 1 — .6 — .. 

.9= .6=.. 



Joseph Mason Esq r . for help Copy Laft 

Years Provinece Rate one Day £.1 — .. — .. 

Help taking New Invoice for a New 

Valuation 3 Days .3 — .. — .. 

for help Taking a Invoice & Perfect 1 

it Making the Province Tax County \ .5 — .. — .. 

Rate Town & High way Rates 

for Cafh to get y* Town By Law arA 

Horfes Confirmed .. — .6 — .. 

For a Q r of board Nails y 2 Hundred 

Double Tens & 200 of Shingles for y e 

Meeting Houfe 1 " 15 " .6 

for his Service as Clerk & Treaf r . y e 

Year 1749 20 " .. 



31" .1' .6 



Sam 1 Stratton for fetching up the Stuff 
from Boston for ^ Meting houfe .2" 10 

For Ten days & y 2 of Work at y e 1 
Meeting houfe 26/P & one Day at s d [ 14" 13 
Houfe 20/ J 
For a Bier for the Town .3 " .. 



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Ebenezer Thatcher for Wire & Nails for 

y* Meeting houfe .."19=.. 

for a Load of Wood for y e Wid w . Grover .3" ..=.. 

David Livermore for Sundry Dogs & 

Speeks for y* Bridg .2=13=.. 

for a look and Nails for y* School Houfe .. — .5 — .. 



.3" 19: 



.2=18- 



Ebenez r Thornton & Jonas Collidge for 
21 feet of Timber 
for 294 feet of plank for Treadaway v 
Bridge and y e Bridge near Thomas / 

Wellingtons y* whelms by Goddards ( " . - 

& Amos Bonds ) lb ~ 5 

Jonas Bond Esq r for 29 feet of Board for 

y e Meeting houfe .1 — .. — .. 

Jofiah Stearns for Mending y e Stocks 

and for a lock .. — 12 — .. 

for 15/ Omitted Laft Y"ear his Acc 1 y n 

w s 5/ New tenor & taken to be 5/ old .. — 15 — .. 

.1— .7— .. 



To y e Wid w . Becks & Sarah Willet for y r Care of 

& Nurfing a poor Vagabon Woman taken in in 

Diftrefs & falling sick at y 6 widows 10=..- 

To Benj n . Haftings for 7 Days Yz work 

at y e great Bridge at 28/ P 10—10—.. 

for 13 Days & ^ work at y* Meeting 

houfe at 28/P 18—18—.. 

for one hundred ^ °f Clabboards for 

the Meeting Houfe .4 — 10 — .. 

for Nails for s d House 14/ & Turpine- 

tine 20/ .1—14—.. 

for Slit work 5/ for board 5/ ..—10—.. 

36= .2: 



To Henry Spring jun r for his Care of 
y e Wid w . Stearns in the time of her & 

Childs Sicknefs .5—10—.. 
To Sam 1 Coollidge for Speeks hooks & 

Stapels for y e Meeting houfe .2=16 — .. 
To Dan 1 Bond for Timb r for a whelm 

near Jofiah Stearns -1 — •• — 

Rich d . Clark Surveyor & Collector for this Year made up his 
Acc t w th Relation to thofe Offices & by his Acc 1 he had work't 
out his Rate all but two days work 9/ & some Nonrefidents 7/1 
w° h y a y r are behind promifes to work out this Spring. 

[55] At a General Town meeting of the Freeholders and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the 5 th 
Day of March 1749 for the Choice of Town Officers and other 
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Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r . Moderator of s d Meeting. 
The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town That 
thofe Perfons who are Chofen to Serve in the office of a 
Conftable and Refufe shall pay as a fine to y* Town y* Sum of 
five pounds Lawfull money, and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Jonas Bond Esq 1 " 
Joseph Mason Esq r . 
Voted and Chofe for Selectmen { M r Joseph Harrington 

M r Jona n . Bemis 
M r Ed w . Harrington 
Voted and chofe for Town Clerk Joseph Mafon Esq r . 
Voted and Chofe for Town Treafurer Joseph Mafon Esq r . 
Voted and Chofe for firft Conftable W m . Coollidge. who Refused 
to Serve in s d . Office. 

Voted and Chofe for Conftables j 

{Joseph Mason Esq r . 
Dea n . Sam 1 . Fisk 
M r Nath 1 . Harrington 
Voted and Chofe for Sealer of Leather Seth Hastings 

it . j j /Ti ft t . ( Simon Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for fence viewers j JonaI1 StQne yC 3<1 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyers of High Ways j ^niel ^Bond" 

Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen { ^^lHd^ 

xr j , ^, , , TT . ( Jofhua Stratton 
Voted and Chofe for Hogneves | Sam , Warrin junr _ 

Voted and Chofe for Meafurers of ( Ebenezer Thornton 
Timber &c. / Jonas Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for Hawards or J Jofhua Stratton 
field Drivers ( Sam 1 . Warrin jun r . 

Voted and Chofe for Gager of Cask Smith Prentice 

Voted and Chofe for Deerreives \ 1°™ ^? wn 

( James Uix 

Voted and Chofe for Sexton Samuel Stratton 

Voted to pay the Sexton for his Service by Two Contributions 

as Ufual and they to be on the Days Appointed as on Record. 

which two Contrabutions the s d Sexton Accepted of as w l should 

Satisfy him for his Service in s d Trust or Office. 

Then were Votes bro* in for a County Treafurer & Delivred to 

one of the Conftables. 

Voted that Swine S ,d . Run at Larg this Year under the Regula- 
tions in y e Law in that Refpect. 

Then 

[56] Then the Town Treafurers Acc ts . were Laid before 
the Town & Red. The firft Acc 1 . of the Treafurey Ammounting 
to the Sum of 1213 " .4 " 11 



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The Credit Amounting to the Sum 
of (old Tenor) 981 " .9 " .6 

Out Standing in the Constables 
Hands 170 " 3 " .. 

In the Treafury Rec d this Day 61 "12 " .5 

1213 " .4 "11 

The Second Acc 1 Relating to the Intreft money Rec d 
The Intreft money Rec d to this Day Amounted to 
y e Sum of .147 " 14 " .2 

Paid out of Intreft money to sevrel Perfons P 
ord r . .147 " 14 " .2 

Both of thefe Acc ts were by a Vote of Town Alowed and 
Accepted. 

Voted that the lntreit money Comeing to the Town this Year 
be Appropriated, one hundred Pounds old Tener to the Miniftry 
the other hundred for y e School this Year. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y* Town to put of the 
Making of a Grant for y e Rev d M r Seth Storer's Salary untill the 
Next May Meeting, and to Choofe a Comm tee . to inqure in the 
mean time in to the Contract made with m r Storer at the time 
of His Setlm 1 . and make Diligent inquirey w l Silver was P ounce 
then, and w c the Necefsarys of Life then Cost, and how things 
are at this prefent time, and into whatfoever that may give Light 
in said Affair to the Town and that they make Report thereof 
to the Town at s d May Meeting, That the Town may then 
proceed to make a Grant for y e Rev d M r Storers Salary for y e 
p r fent year 

And the Vote Paft in the Affarmitive 
The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe 
three p r fons to be a Committe (for y e End aboves d ) and the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe m r Ebenezer Thatcher Jonas Bond & Joseph 
Mafon Esq rs . to be s d Committee. 

Voted and Granted or Alowed for the Support of the School 
this year the Sum of Two hundred and fifteen Pound and the 
Remains of Eighty five pounds of y e Laft Years Grant for y e 
School (not Improved) One hundred pounds there of to be paid 
out of y e Intereft money, and one hundred and fifteen pounds old 
Tener to be Afsefsed. 

Voted and Granted for the Support of the Poor the Sum 
Sixty Pounds and what is Coming from Waltham on Acc 1 of y e 
Poor by Laft Settlm 1 w th s d Waltham 

A List of Debts Due from the Town to sundry Perfons named 
in s d List was Laid before the Town and Read Amounting to 
£161 " .7 " .6 old Ten r 

The Vote was put whethe the Town do Grant the Sum of one 
hundred Sixty one pounds 7/6 old Tener to Satisfy & pay s d 
Debts. 



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And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Voted and Granted for y e Repairing of y* Meeting houfe Glafs 
&c the Sum of fifteen Pounds old Tenor. 

There being a Sum of Thirty five pounds coming from 
Waltham Relating to ^ Great Bridge alio w c was Apropriated to 
s d bridge Coming from y e Truftees alfo y* Grant made Laft year 
not yet Improved it was tho 1 . Sufficint for p r fent 
Therefore y* Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town 
to make a Grant of Money for y e Great Bridge this p r fent Year 
and the Vote paft in the Negative 

The 

[57] The Vote was Put whether it is the mind of y e Town 
to mend the High Ways & Town Ways by Rate this Year as has 
been for some years paft — And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Voted and Granted the Sum of One hundred & fifty pounds 
old Tener for s d Service. And the Dilinquant Surveyers to work 
out what is behind in their Lists this prefent Year. 
Voted That the price of Labour for men and Teems, and the 
time for work be as it was Agreed on the Laft Year. 
Voted and Chofe Smith Prentice & Daniel Bond the Prefent 
Surveyers to be Collectors to Collect or to See that the Grant be 
faithfully worked out with in the prefent Year. 
Several Conftables made their Pleas for Abatm ts . in their Lists. 
vz 1 . 

Conftable James Dix for y* Sinking of Rich d . Sanger's 22/6 
John Noyce 13/3 Capt David Baldwin 22/6 Isaac Williams 
11/3 which in old Tener is 13=10 — .. 

Voted and Abated y* Abovenamed Perfons y r Rates, and Granted 

the Sum of 13—10—.. to Supply the Same £13—10—.. 

The Vote was put whether the Town will Sink Jofiah Cuttings 
Rate in Nath 1 Brights List, and y e Vote paft in the Negative. 
The Vote was put whether the Town will Sink W m . Vafsels 
Rate in Amos Bonds List & y e Vote paft in the Negative. 
Joseph Whitney Late Constable Pleaded Abatm 1 . of Isaac 
Holdin's Rate 7/6 Jofeph Stearns 8/7 Isaac Williams 25/10. 
David Baldwin 40/11 John Noyce 20/5 and Rich d Sanger 40/11: 
all New Tener, in old £28=16r=:.8 
The Vote was put whether the Town will Sink the above 
Named Perfons Rates in S d Conftable Whitneys Lifts amounting 
to 28 — 16 — 8 and Grant So much to Supply y e Same, and y 6 
Vote paft in y^ Affirmative 

Jonas Coollidge Late Constable Pleaded for Abatm 1 of Sam 1 
Stouel Dec d his Rate in his Lifts 12/10 Joseph Stearns 15/11 
Aron Crofts 8/ David McConothy 3/3 all new Tener Amount- 
ing in Old to £8 — .. — .. 
The Vote was Put whether the Town Sink y e Rates of y* 
aboves d Perfons in Conftable Coollidges Lifts amounting to £8 



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old Tener and Grant so much to Supply the Same, and Vote paft 
in y* Affirmative. 

Joseph Paterfon Late Conftable pleaded Abatm 1 . of Sam 1 
Stouel Rates in Lift 5/7 and Benj n . Bond Dec d his Rate 5/3 one 
Boyington 10/3 Isaac Williams 6/10 all new Tenor Amounting 
in old to £5— 11— .8 

The Vote was Put whether the Town Sink the Rates of y e 
above named Perfons in Conftable Paterfons List and Grant y e 
Sum of 5 — 1 1 — 8 to Suply the Same and the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative 

Upon a Motion made & Second, The Vote was put whether 
the Town Do Adjourn this Meeting and the Remaining Buifnefs 
thereof unto Munday the 12 day of this Inftant march to this 
houfe at one Clock after noon And y e Vote paft in the Affirm- 
ative 

Accordingly the Meeting was Adjourned / / 

[58] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at y* Wid w . Mary 
Learneds on the 9 th of March 1749. for the Swearing Town 
Officers &c. The Perfons under Named were Sworn to their 
Refpective Offices by Joseph Mafon Jus 1 peace viz 1 . 



Henry Goding ) 
Sam* Cook ] Constables 



Afsefsors 



Sam 1 Fisk 
Nath 1 Harrington 
Jona n Stone y e 3 d fence Viewer 

Dan 1 ^ Bond 1 ^ } Surveyers of High Ways and Collectors 

Jonas Coollidge Tything man 

Sam 1 Warrin jun r Hogrieve & Haward 

Ebenezer Thornton ) _ , , ; — . , . 

Jonas Coollidge t Surveyers and mealurers of Timber &c. 

James Dix and Jonathan Brown Deere Rieves. 
(Seth Hasting Sealer of Lea r . took his Oath on y* 6 th . of march 
inftant before Joseph Mason Justice peace) 

At the Aboves d . Meeting the Selectmen Confidering that M r 
Jona n Sewal's Time for keeping of the School was Expired. 
The Queftion was Asked Whether they w ld . Imploy y e S d Sewal 
any Longer And the Majer part of y e Selectmen were for y* 
Seeking of a nother School Mafter, And Appointed to meet at 
Jonas Bonds Esq r on Munday the 19 th . Inftant at four Clock 
After Noon to Confider further abo 1 a Schoolmafter. As alfo 
for the boarding out the Wid w . Webb. 

May 11. 1750 Joshua Stratton Was Sworn to the faithfull 
Discharge of y e office of a Hogrieve. before Joseph Mason Jus ts . 
peace. He refuted to take the Oath of Haward. 

May 22 1750 Joseph Mason Esq r . was Sworn to the offices of 
Town Clerk, Town Treafurer, and Afsefsor Before Thomas 
Greenwood Justice peace. 



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[59] At a General Town Meeting of the freehold", and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled on the 12 th . 
Day of March AD. 1749 by Adjournment. 

Voted and Abated W m . Lees Rate in Conftable Godings Lift 
12/ New Tener. 

Voted and Granted to W m . Goding 12/ New Tenor he having 
paid & made up with y 6 Treaf r . 

Voted and Granted to Joseph Harrington £8=. 5 — .. old Tenor 

for three Load of wood he Carryed to y 6 Wid w . Stearns. 

Voted and Granted to Nath 1 Stone 29/ old Tenor for Serving 

Conftable & Warning of three Town Meetings. 

Voted and Granted to John Sawin 14/ old Tenor for his Mending 

the underpining of the Meeting Houfe. 

The the Article Relating to Sam 1 Coollidge was Read and 
Confidred. And the Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* 
Town, That y* Selectmen take the beft And prudent care of 
Samuel Coollidge under his Indigent Circumftances, and for the 
preventing his Rambleing ab l . and doing of mifchief to git him 
into some work houfe (if it may be) where he may be kept 
from Mifchief or other wife take care of Him. And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Then the Article Relating to Errecting of a work houfe was 
Read and after debate thereon. 

The Vote was Put, Whether it is the Mind of the Town That 
in cafe two three or more of the Neighbouring Towns will joine 

with such Towns 

with them, that then they will be their proportion A to wards 
the building a work houfe in some Convenant place where it shall 
be thought proper or shall be Agreed upon for the Imployment of 
Idle Perfons and other Needy Perfons who shall be adjudged 
proper to be put into s d Houfe. And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town to 
Choofe a Committee to Inquire of the Neighbouring Towns to 
See who of them will come into the Affair or Scheem of the 
building of a work houfe, for y* Ends afores d . And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted to Choofe three Perfons to be a Committee for y e Ends 
aboves d . 

Voted and Chofe Cap 1 . John Taynter, M r John Hunt and 
Dea n . Sam 1 . Fisk to be a Committee for the End Abovesaid. 
The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town that 
the aboves d Com lee . proceed to make Inquiry relating to the 
Building of a work houfe, and make Report thereof at the Next 
May meeting And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to Choofe a 
Comm tee to joine with Com tees . of Wefton & Waltham to Petition 
y e General Court for a Tract of Land y e beter to Enable them to 



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Support y e Repairs of y e Great Bridge in Watertown. And y* 
Vote paft in y* Negative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Choofe and Impower their Reprefentative to joine with the Repre- 
fentatives of Wefton & Waltham to Petition the General Court 
for a Tract of the unappropriated Land belonging to the Province 
the better to Enable them to Support of y e Great Bridge in 
Watertown. and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted to Choofe a Man to take care of the fence abo 1 . the 
Buring place. 

Put to Vote whether it is y e mind of y e Town to Choofe Sam 1 
Stratton to take y e Care of the fence ab l . the burying place, and 
as a reward therefor to have the Young trees therein, and what 
grafs he can git therein by Mowing. And y e Vote paft in the 
Affirmative. 

Sam 1 Jenifon made his Requeft to the Town Relating to his 
Sifter Sufa". Murch for Some Releaf. After the matter was 
Confidred 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to Grant 
to Sam 1 Jenifon any thing towards paying the Rent of the Houfe 
that he had hired for his sifter Murch. And y e Vote paft in the 
Negative / 

A 

[60] A Lift of Jury men was Laid before the Town for 
their Confideration and Acceptance. After Confideration the 
Town Voted that Ebenezer Thornton John Bright & Henry 
Learned Should be taken out, All the Reft with the Addition of 
Thirteen New ones were by a Vote Accepted of by the Town 
Amounting to 82 Perfons. Sixteen of which being in the Superiour 
Box, the Town Voted four more to be added to s d Box, viz*. Sam 1 
Thatcher Ed w . Harrington Nath 1 . Harrington & Sam 1 Fisk. — 
(the List is on file) 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen a 1 y** Houfs of Jonas Bond Esq r . 
on the 19 th . Day of March AD. 1749. There being a Necefsitie 
that Some Plank be procured for the Great Bridge. Agreed that 
M r Edw d Harrington one of the Selectmen, take Speedy care to 
See where Plank may be had and procure Seven hundred feet 
Sutable for s d Bridge. 

The Pound wanting Some thing to be done to it for the 
Strengthening of y 6 same, Agreed that there be procured Two 
Sutable Chisnut pools big enough to be Split to brce therewith 
evry Corner of y e Pound upon the Cap's And that M r Sam 1 
Stratton be Defired to under take procuring s d pools and to do 
the work. 

It was Agreed among the Selectmen y*. m r . William Jenifon 
be treeted with, to See whether He will undertake to keep the 
Grammer and Englifh School in the Town for one Quarter of a 
Year. 



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Jonas Bond Esq r . Sc Mefs rs . Jona n . Bemis & Ed w . Harrington 
were Deiired to treet with m r Jenifon w th . Relation to y e 
School, to See whether He will under take to keep the Same, and 
to know His Lowe ft Terms and to make Report at the Next 
Meeting of y* Selectmen. 

The Widow Webbs Year being Near Expired. The Select- 
men Agreed w th m r John Coolidge (P his Wife) to board the S d 
Wid w . Webb, for a Nother Year the Year beginning the Twenty 
fifth of this Inftant March and to look well after her under her 
poor and Weak Circumitances, And to have as a Reward therefor 
from the Town the Sum of Eighty five pounds old Tenor. And 
to be Allowed befide for Extraordinary c ^ rge thro Sicknefs or 
otherwiie (if any be), to which M 1 ^. Coollidge Concented. (tho 
very hardly) 

The Selectmen Appointed to meet again at Joseph Masons 
Esq r . on Wedinfday the Twenty Eight Inftant at five of y* Clock 
afternoon 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Houfe of Joseph Masons on 
the 28 th . Day of March 1750 This being the Year for Pream- 
bulation &c The Selectmen Appointed Meis rs . Ebenezer Thatcher 
and Edw^ 1 . Harrington to Preambulate on the lines between 
Watertown and the Adjacent Towns, and with such Perfons 
as y* Selectmen of y* Adjacent Towns Shall Appoint to Renew 
the Marks on s d . Lines, and they are Directed to Meet with Such 
Perfons as y* Selectmen of Cambridge shall 

Appoint 

[61] Appoint at the Line between Watertown and Cam- 
bridge Near Edward Marritts on Wedenfday the 25 of April 
Next at Eight of y e Clock in y« fore noon And with Such Perions 
as y« Selectmen of Waltham Shall Appoint at one of of the Clock 
after noon on y e s d Day at the Line between Watertown & 
Waltham at Cambridge Line, and with Such Perfons as y e 
Selectmen of Newton shall appoint at four of y* Clock after 
noon on y« same Day, at the Line between Watertown and 
Newton Near M r Daniel Cooks and after they have done their 
Work to Make Return of y r Doings to the Town Cler under 
their hands. 

Ordred the Clerk to Send Notifications to y« Selectmen of y* 
Adjacent Towns to Acquaint them of y* Day Appointed for 
Preambulation and the p r fons who are Appointed by y e Selectmen 
of Watertown that So y e Selectmen of the Adjacent Towns may 
Conform thereunto, (which was done P y e Cler) 
At this Meeting the Selectmen w ch were Appointed to Treat 
with M r W m . Jenifon Relating to the Keeping of y« School in 
Watertown made their Report. Viz r . That they had Agreeable 
to Appointment Waighted on m r Jenifon and treeted with him 
Ab r . the School and that m r Jenifon was willing to keep s d 
School, and that He w ld . keep it After the Rate of Two hundred 



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and fifty Pounds P Year, and board himfelf, w ch was his Loweft 
Terms. Whereupon the Selectmen Agreed that m r W m . Jenifon 
Keep the Grammer & Englifh School in Watertown for the Space 
of one Quarter of of a Year, And to have as a Reward there for 
from y c Town after the Rate of Two hundred & fifty Pounds P 
Year old Tenor. He to board himfelf, and to begin the School 
(if Life and health permit) on the Ninth day of April Next. 

The Seats at y e School houfe being Some what out of order 
Agreed that M r Sam 1 Stratton be Defired to do what is Necefsary 
(Relating to them) for the prefent, as alfo to fix up the Stocks. 
At a meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of M r Jonathan 
Bemif on the 16 th Day of April 1750. M r W m . Jenifon who y* 5 
Selectmen had Agreed with to keep the School, being Removed 
by Death. The School thereby being at prefent Vacant: 

The Selectmen Since the Death of M r Jenifon have Made 
Application to a GentK in order to have the School Supplyed with 
a Mafter and to know his Terms, but s d Gentl ns . Terms were so 
high that the Selectmen could not Comply with. The s d Select- 
men being Informed by M r Jofiah Stearns that there was a 
probibality that Young m r Cufhing of Shrufbury might be gained, 
whereupon the Selectmen Agreed to Defire M r Stearns to Write 
to s d M r Cufhing to know whether He is at Liberty and to Defire 
his Speedy Anfwer. and s d Stearns to Inform the Selectmen / / 

[62] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Joseph Harringtons 
on the Ninth Day of May AD. 1750. The Selectmen having 
Received a Precipt Requiring them to Afsemble the Inhab ts . of 
y* Town in Ord r for the Choice of a Reprefentative, To Reprefent 
them at a Great and Gen 1 Court Appointed to be Conven'd and 
held at y* Court houfe in Boston on Wednefday the 30 th . of May 
Inftant. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed to y* Con- 
stables of Watertown to Warn the freeholders and other Inhab ts . 
of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in the Choice of A Repre- 
fentative to Meet at y* Publick Meeting Houfe in S d Town on 
Munday the Twenty firft Day of May Currant at Two of y* 
Clock Afternoon then and there to Elect & Depute a Sutable 
Perfon to Reprefent them at the Court Abovesaid 

Likewife to Order the Constables to Warn the Freeholders and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown, who are Quallified to Vote in Town 
Affairs to meet at the Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town on 
Munday the Twenty firft Day of May Currant at three of y* 
Clock After Noon for the Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting. 
Whereas the Granting a Salary for y e Rev d . M r Seth Storer 
being put over from Laft March Meeting to May Meeting and 
a Comm tee : being Chofe to Inquire into the Contract made with 
the Rev d m r Storer at Settlm 1 : and as to the prises of Silver & 



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Provifions Then and how they have been Since &c. and to make 
Reporte. Therefore 

2. To Hear the Report of s d Committee, And to Grant m r 
Storer a Salary for this Prefent Year, the Year begining the firft 
Day of March Lai't past 

3. To hear the Report of the Comm tee . who were chofen & 
Appointed Laft March Meeting to inquire of y* Neighbouring 
Towns Relating to the Errecting of a Work Houfe. And for the 
Town to make a Grant of money for the carrying on of Said 
Affair, if they Shall See meet and further to Do any thing or 
Things pal's any Vote or Votes with Relation to s d . Affair of a 
Work Houfe, as they Shall think or Judge proper and for the 
Benefit of y* Town. 

4. To know the Mind of y* Town whether they will Dis- 
continue that Town Way which is Between the Lands of m r John 
Kimbal and M r Jon n Stone jun r . and Difpofe of y* Same for the 
Ufe of y* Town. 

5. To know the Mind of the Town whether they will Build 
a Wharff at the Landing place by the River at the place Called 
Sam 1Is . Key for the Ufe of the Town &c Or give Liberty to such 
Perions as may Appear to Errect a Wharff at s d place upon such 
Conditions as the Town may Agree upon. And alfo to Choofe a 
Committee to Settle the Line Between the Town Land there 
and y* Land of Cornelious Waldo Esq r Adjoining. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen Defired Mefsu rs . Jon a . Bemis 
& Edw d Harrington, to Cart some Gravil on to the Cofsays of 
y* Great Bridge y r being a want Thereof. 

The Selectmen Agreed that Deacon Sam 1 Fisk the prefent Sealer 
of Waites & Meafures be Defired to Carry what waites & 
Meaiures &c that Wants to be New tryed, to the Province 
Standard, and git them Tryed and to be Satisfyed by y* Town 
for his Trouble and Cost. 

[63] Watertown April 25 th : 1750. We the Subfcribers 
According to Appointm r . Meet this Day with Gentlmen of Cam- 
bridge Waltham and Newton, and Renewed the marks on the 
Lines between our Town and the Towns aboves d . 



At a General Town Meeting of y* Freeholders and other 
Inhab ts of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled and met at the 
Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town on the 21 st . Day of May AD. 
1750. for the Choice of a Repreientative, To Reprelent the Town 
at a General Aisembly Appointed to be Convened held and keept 
at the Court Houfe in Boston on the 30 th . of this Initant may. — 
the Selectmen being all prefent. 

Upon a Motion made and Seconded, a Previous Vote was put 



To y e Selectmen 
of Watertown 



Ebenezer Thatcher 
Edw d . Harrington 



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Viz 1 . Whether it is the mind of the Town that the Perfon who 
shall have the Major part of the Votes Shall be Esteemed the 
perfon Chofen to Reprefent the Town Provided the said Perfon 
will Serve the Town Greatis ; but if He shall Refufe to Serve the 
Town Gratis, then to be Efteemed Not Chofen, And the Town to 
proceed to the Choice of a Nother upon the Same head aboves d . 
And the Vote paft on y e Negative. 

The Votes were then called for, And after the Votes were brot 
in Sorted and Counted it Appeared that Jonas Bond Esq 1 ", was 
Chofen by the Major part of y e Voters then prefent. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled and Met at y e Publick Meeting Houfe in 
s d Town on the 21 Day of May AD. 1750. At three of y e Clock 
Afternoon, for the Receiving Reportes of Several Com tees : Grant- 
ing a Salary for y e Rev d . M r Seth Storer and other Buifnefs &c. — 

1. Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r Moderator for s d Meet- 
ing. 

The Committy Chosen Laft March Meeting to Inquire into 
the Contract made w th y e Rev d M r Storer at His Settlm 1 , and 
what Silver was P ounce then, and what the Necefsarys of Life 
then Cost and how the Necefsarys of Life are at this prefent time 
&c. Made their Report (Said Report is on file) after the Report 
was Red, and Debated 

2. The Vote was Put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to 
Grant as a Salary for the Rev d M r Storer for the prefent Year 
begining y e first of March Laft, the Sum of Sixty Six Pound 
thirteen fhillings and four pence Lawfull Money.— And the Vote 
paft on the Negative. — 

31y. 

[64] 3 ,y . The Vote was Put whether it is the Mind of y e 
Town to Grant the Sum of Sixty four Pounds Lawfull Money as 
a Salary for y e Rev d M r Storer for this prefent Year. And y e 
Vote paft on y e Negative. 

Upon a Motion Made and Seconded, to put y e firft Sum to 
Vote again 

4 ly . The Vote was put again Whether it is the Mind of the 
Town to Grant the Sume of Sixty Six Pounds 13/4 Lawfull 
money to be for y e Rev d M r Storers Salary for this prefent Year, 
and y e Vote paft on y e Negative. 

5. Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town 
to Grant Sixty Pounds Lawfull Silver money for y e Rev d M r 
Storers Salary for the prefent Year the Year begining the firft 
Day of March Laft past. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Then y e Committe Chofen with Relation to y e Work houfe 
propofed &c Reported to y e Town That the Towns of Newton 
and Waltham had Come into the Scheem of Errecting a Work 
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joine with Committees of other Towns to Confult in s d Affair, 
but that y* Selectmen of Cambridge had given out y r Warrants 
for May Meeting before Information Came to them Concerning a 
Work houfe, So that y* Mind of Cambridge is Not Yet known. 
Whereupon the Vote was put 

6 ly . Whether it is the Mind of y* Town further to Impower 
y r Committee (Chofen with Relation to y e Work houfe) to Meet 
with the Committee of Newton the Committee of Cambridge (if 
Said Cambridge comes into the Scheem) and the Committee of 
Waltham in Order further to Confult abo r Said Worke houfe, 
And Confider where the Proper place is for Errecting the Same 
(So as to Sute the Towns that comes into s d Scheem) And 
whether Land is to be purchafed and at what Rate, And to Confult 
as to y* Dimentions of y e Said Houfe, and where abo 1 the Cost 
may be. And to make Report to the Town at their Next Town 
Meeting, of their proceedings in s d Affair, 

And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
7 ly The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town to 
Build a Wharff at River at a place called Samuells Key for 
y* Ufe of y e Town 

And y e Vote paft on y e Negative — 

8 The Vote was put whether it is y* Mind of y e Town to 
Choofe a Committee to Settle the Boundary Line between the 
Town Way and y e Land of Cornelious Waldo Adjoining , d v 
Vote pan in ^ Affirmative a 

9 Voted to Choofe three perfons to be A Committee to Settle 
s d Line 

10 Voted and Chofe for s d Committee to Settle y e Line aboves d . 
L l . Nath 1 . Coollidge M r John Hunt, and Joseph Mason Esq r . 

[65] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of M r Edw d . 
Harringtons on the 25 th . Day of May AD. 1750. 

The Selectmen Appointed the Surveyers of High Ways their 
Diftricts for Repairing the s d High Ways & Town Ways, w ch 
are as follow's. 

Viz 1 . Smith Prentice Surveyer, His Diftrict to be all the 
High Ways and Town Ways Eaft of the Town Way, Leading 
from the Country Road and So along by the Meeting Houfe 
down to Cambridge Line Near Thomas Wellingtons, and the 
South part of s d Lane from the Meeting Houfe to y* 5 Country 
Road afores d . — 

That M r Daniel Bond Surveyer His Diftrict to be all the High 
Ways and Town Ways Weft of the Dividing Lane Leading by 
the Meeting houfe as alfo the High Ways on the South Side 
of y e River and the North Part of s d Dividing Lane from the 
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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown at the Houfe of 
Jofeph Mafon Esq r . on the 31 Day of May AD. 1750. In ord r . 
To Confider of a Petition of sundry Inhab ts . of s d Town Directed 
to y** Selectmen Requefting of them to Call a Meeting of the 
Inhabi ts . of y e Town, To know their Minds whether they will 
make An Addition to y* Rev d m r Storers Salary for this prefent 
Year. 

The Selectmen taking into Confideration the Matter Petition'd 
for. and being Sencable of y e Uneafinefs y l there is in the Minds 
of Many of the Inhab ts . relating to the Sum Granted at y* 
Laft Town Meeting for y e Rev d m r Storers Salary for this Year. 
And Concerned for the Tranquilitie of y* Town, as alfo Con- 
fidering the Oblig ns . a People Injoying the Precious Gospel of 
Chrift are under both in point of Duty and Intreft to maintain 
and promote the Same, and Hon erly . to Support and Incourrage 
the Minifters thereof. 

Agre'd to Call the Inhab 13 . of s d Town together, that they 
might have the Oppertunity further to manifest their Love and 
Refpect to y e Gospel by their Readinefs and Willings to make 
Such a further Grant to their Rev d Paftor as an Addition to y* 
Sum Latly Granted for His Salary as w th . that may be a Honour- 
able Support for Him, and Incourage him Cherfully to go on in 
y* great work of y e Miniftry among us. and there by further 
Manifeft y r Love and Refpect to him as their Rev d Paftor. 
Accordingly, Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed 
to the Conftables of s d Town To warn the freeholds and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to 
meet at y 6 Publick Meeting Houfe in said Town on Munday 
the Eleventh Day of June Next at four of y e Clock afternoon 
for the Ends following viz 1 . 1. To Choofe A Moderator for s d 
Meeting. 2 ly To know the mind of y e Town (that whereas 
the Sum granted at y e Laft Town Meeting for y* Rev d . M r 
Storers Salary for y e prefent Year is Lefs than what was Granted 
him the Laft Year, which Occations uneafinefs in y^ minds of 
many of y e Inhab ts . who are heartily Defirous that y r Rev d Paftor 
s ld . be Hon ly . Supported agreable to the dignity of his Office as 
a Gospel Minifter) Whether they will make a further Grant of 
a Sutable Sum of Money for y e Rev d M r Storer to be added to y e 
grant afores d made at Laft Town Meeting for His Salary 
for this prefent Year, And to be Afseft there with, whereby He 
(our Rev d Paftor) may be further Incouraged Cherfully to go 
on in the great work of y e Miniftry amongft us. 

[66] At a General Town Meeting of y 6 freehold", and oth r 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Aisembled at the Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town 
on the Eleventh Day of June 1750. for the Ends set forth in the 
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1. Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r Moderator, but He 
being Very much indifpofed Refufed to Serve. 

2. Voted and Chofe Doct r Josiah Convers Moderator of s d 
Meeting. — (after a Long Debate) 

3 ly . Put to Vote whether it is the mind of y* Town to make 
any further Addition to y* Rev d M r Seth Storers Salary granted 
at Laft May Meeting for the prefent Year. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

41y. The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to 
Grant the Sum of Six pounds thirteen fhillings & 4 d Lawfull 
Money as an Addition to y e Sum Granted Laft Meeting for the 
Rev d m r Storers Salary for this prefent Year, and to be Afseft 
therewith, and therewith paid to y e Rev d M r Storer. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Tho s . Saltmarfh's on the 
18 th . of June 1750 

The Selectmen having Seen & Confidred the Lift of thofe 
perfons Licenced in our Town Laft Year, Make No Objection 
againft Tho s Saltmarfh Mary Learned & David Coollidge having 
their Licence Renewed this Year as Inholders. And M r John 
Hunt a Retailer. 

Justis Harris Informed Some of y* Selectmen that He S ld . Lay 
Down Retailing. 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to Warn the Widow 
Perman to Depart out of Watertown who Came from Cambridge 
Some time in Novemb r . Laft. 

A Warrant was Isued and Deliv d to Conftable H Goding 
who went to Do y* Service, but y e perfon to be warned out had 
been gon to Cambridge Some time as he was Informed 

So Returned y e Warrant again 

[67] At a meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonas 
Bond Esq r . on the 23 d Day of July 1750.— The Selectmen having 
Conferred together abo 1 the School Did agree to meet Next 
Munday the 30 th . of July Inftant at Six of y e Clock after noon 
at m r Joseph Harringtons to take further care ab l . the School 

The Great Bridge being So far out of Repare that it is 
thought that the South peer muft be New built, Accordingly 
Agreed to meet on Munday the Sixth Day of Auguft Next at 
three of y e Clock after noon At the Houfe of the Wid w . Mary 
Learned, and Defired the Clerk to Send Notifications to the 
Selectmen of Wefton and Waltham at y e time and place of 
meeting Defiring their prefence at S d Meeting to Confult w l is 
proper to be Done w th . Relation to s d . Bridge. 

(Notifications were Sent accordingly P J Mason) 

At a meeting of y^ Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph Harring- 
ton on the 30 th . of July 1750.— 

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docks was under poor Circumftances ; out of Buifnefs, No home 
and in Dainger of Suffring. The Selectmen Agre'd y l Jonas 
Bond & Joseph Mafon (Two of y e Selectmen) S ld . Inquire into 
the Circumftances of s d Wid w . and See if they Could git Her in to 
Some familie where She may be Imployed and taken care of 
So as may be for her comfort ; and beft for y e Intreft of y e Town. 

The Selectmen Notwithstanding their Care ah*, gitting a 
Schoolmafter (Since y e Death of m r Jenifon) have heitherto been 
Difapointed. But they having had Encouragm* from M r Nath 1 . 
Hareington (who was Schoolmafter formerly) made their 
Application to him; who at their Defire was prefent at this 
Meeting. And the Selectmen Agre'd with Him y e s d Nath 1 . 
Harrington to keep the Grammer & Englifh School in Water town 
And to begin to keep s d School the Second Munday in Aug st . 
Next And to keep s d School from thence to the Laft Day of 
March following (Except so much time as to take care of gitting 
in His Indian Harveft and the time He takes thereabot He to 
give Acc 1 of And He y e s d Harrington to have as a Reward from 
the Town for His Service After the Rate of Three hundred 
Pounds P year old Tenor for the time He Keeps s d School, He 
to board himfelf, To which He y e s d Nath 1 . Herrington Agre'd 
& Confented. 

[68] At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Wefton 
& Waltham at the Wid w . Mary Learneds in S d Watertown On 
the Sixth Day of August 1750. In order to Confider what 
proper Method and Steps are to be taken for the Speedy Repairing 
of the Great Bridge in s d . Watertown. Upon Vewing and 
Searching the Southerly Peer of s d Bridge, the S d Selectmen find 
it So Defective that it is Judged Necefsary to Rebuild Said peer 
and to Do it as Soon as may be, and in Stead of King Pofts and 
braces above the Bridge, To have a Mud Cill and Supporters 
under Neath as at the other Peers. 

And in order thereunto Agre'd that there be a Mud cill 
Procured thirty Six feet in Length, and a foot Square, and two 
Cap pieces of Eighteen feet in Length & a foot Square of good 
white Oake. to bear the String pieces. It is concluded that the 
King Posts and Braces Now Standing above s d Peer will Anfwer 
for Pofts or Supporters and Braces under Neath. M r Elifha 

A 

Jones is Defired to procure the Cap pieces as Soon as may be; 
And the Mud Cill alfo if m r Joseph Harrington nor M r John 
Dix cant procure s d Cill. 

Agre'd that M r Ed w . Harrington of Watertown M r John 
Walker of Wefton and M r Jofiah Fisk of Waltham be a Com tee . 
to take care to agree with Workmen, and to See that the work of 
building s d Peer be well Done. And to git the work done by the 
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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Houfe of Jonas Bond Esq r 
on the 20 th . Day of August. 1750. M r Sam 1 Coollidge being bro 1 . 
to Watertown by Virtue of a Warrant from under the Hand & 
Seal of Justice Steal of Boston in the County of Suffolk, (He was 
firft bro 1 to y 6 Conftable of Chareftown and by said Conftable 
conveyed to y e Conftable of Cambridge, and by y e Conftable of 
Cambridge He was conveyed to one of y e Selectmen of Water- 
town) the Sixteenth of Auguft Inftant. The Selectmen confidering 
that y* s d Coollidge Comes under their Care as He belongs to 
Watertown. And s d Coollidge being und r Such Circumftances 
and Diforders, that requires Speedy care to prevent His runing 
abo 1 . and so of His being Troublefome and Mifchevous (of which 
He has been much Complained off) The Selectmen u ^ on con- 
fidering of his cafe and prefent Circumftances, are of Oppinion 
that it will be moft for y e Benifet of y* Town, the good of s d 
Coollidge and the Quiet of the Publick that the Said Coollidge be 
Confined in Goal for the prefent (there being no work houfe 
or other proper publick place of Confinm 1 ) till y* Selectmen can 
provide a Sutable place for him where he may be taken care of and 
that the Town of Watertown"^ 11 be at the Charge of his being 
in Goal the time the time that He remains there, and Since He 
y* s d Coollidge is Run away again out of Town, and is Strowling 
abo 1 . Vagabone Like, Agre'd by y e Selectmen that the Juftices at 
Cambridge &c be Defired to take him up if He comes there and 
send him to Goal, where He may be Confined, 

And 

[69] And to be there at Watertowns Cost untill He can be 
taken care of as afores d . And Joseph Mafon and Jonas Bond 
Esq", two of y e Selectmen Are defired to go to Cambridge on this 
Affair to Aquaint y e Justices there. 

The Selectmen being Notified by Amos Bond by Writing under 
his hand bearing Date y e 20 th . of Aug st . 1750. That He had taken 
into his family one Hannah Rofs who came from Lexington to 
his Houfe the Tenth Day of November Laft paft her Circum- 
ftances being low in the world &c. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out 
a Warrant Directed to one of y 6 Conftables of Watertown forth 
with to warn the s d Hannah Rofs to Depart out of s d Water- 
town, (v/hich was done Accordingly the 21 st Inftant and 
Committed to Conftable Henry Goding.) Caution Entred 
Concord Cort. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r Jona n . Bemises on the 
15 th . of Octob r . 1750. 

The Selectmen having been & View'd the Schoolhoufe and 
finding that s d Houfe wants Confiderable Repairs on the out 
Side to make it dry and Comfortable, and Some thing to be done 
infide to the Petition writing Table & benches Agreed that M r 



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Benj n . Haftings be Defired to procure what Stuff is wanting and 
to do the work of Repairing of s d School houfe, and to bring in 
Acc 1 . of his Work and Metearls to y* Selectmen 
The Wid w . Webb wanting Some Clothing to keep her warm & 
Comfortable Ordred that there be a Gound got for her of 
Homfpun worfted & wool or Cotten & wool, a Bayes Peticote a 
payer of Hofe & a Hankerchief and that m rs . Coollidge with 
whom y e s d Wid w lives be Defired to get the aboves d things for 
y* 5 s d wid w . and get them Made up and bring in her Acc 1 . thereof 
to y 6 Selectmen to be paid out of y e Treafurey. Sam 1 Hager 
having Informed the Selectmen that he had taken into his houfe 
on W m . Lacky Wife & Child who came from Waltham Some time 
the Latter End of May Laft. Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a 
Warrant to Warn the S d W m . Wife & Child to Depart out of 
Watertown. 

The Selectmen are Informed this day by m r Sam 1 Hager that 
y e s d Lacky had taken in one Esther Gale in to his familey who 
came from Waltham some time in Augst Laft paft her Circum- 
ftances are poor, and She is Suppofed to be pregnant and Near 
her time Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to Warn the 
S d Esther forthwith to Depart out of Watertown. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen propofed to m r Nath 1 Har- 
rington prefent Schoolmafter, that for the Support of a fire for the 
School, He Should Send to Parents and Mafters that Send y r 
Children & Ser 1 to School to Send Six {hillings old Tenor per 
head to procure wood for s d fire which is Agreable to a Vote of 
Town that thofe y l Send y r Children & Serv ts . to School, 
Should find wood for the fire there. (A Warrant was Isued 
out to warn y* aboves d Lacky &c & y* s d Esther) and Return 
made of y^ s d Lacky Wife & Child being warned out y^ s d Esther 
beging gone out of Town. Caution Entred Charlftown Cort in 
December) 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at y* houfe of M r Ed w . Harring- 
ton on y e 7 th Day of Nov r . 1750. At s d meeting the Selectmen 
Agreed to Apply to A Juftice of y* 5 peace for a Warrant to Carry 
W m . Lacky Wife & Child (who was Come into Watertown) out 
of s d Watertown to Waltham where they belong & are legal 
Inhab ts . they being leagally warned to Depart, that y e Warrant 
be Committed to a Conftable as Soon as y e fourteen days are out 
from the time of warning there being great Dainger of Charge 
if not Removd 

The Selectmen Confidering the s d Circumftances of Sam 1 
Coollidge, Appointed Jonas Bond Esq r and M r Joseph Harring- 
ton two of y e Selectmen, to Ufe their prudence & Care to See if 
the s d Coollidge can by any Means be got into the work houfe at 
Boston Watertown to Reimbuft the Charge of his keeping there 
what his Labour will not Anfwer, and that Col 1 . Brattle be 
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The Selectmen defired M r Jona n Bemis & M r Ed w . Harrington 
to procure Some lath Nails and that they Nail the Meeting houfe 
glafs where it is wanting, And that they procure a Glazer to 
mend s d Glafs where it wants to be mended. 

[70] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on the 30 th . of Nov br . 
1750. at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds 

The Town being in Dainger of being put to Cost & Charge 
relating to Sam 1 Coollidge (He being become a Common difturber 
of y* peace) if care be not Speedely taken to prevent the Same, 
he having been bro*. (some time since) to Watertown by 
Authority. The Selectmen having taken the Affair of s d Coollidge 
into Confideration, Did Agree with Sam 1 Whitney to take the 
Care of y* s d Coollidge for the Space of one Month, and to take 
a prudent care of him, and keep him Confined to prevent his 
Rambling ab l . to y* Difturbence of y* publick. and He the s d 
Whitney to have Reafonable Recompence from the Town for his 
Trouble 

The Selectmen Defired Mefs rs . Joseph Harrington & Ed w . 
Harrington two of the Selectmen to go on the Next Day and fetch 
up y* s d Coollidge (if He can be found) and cary & Deliver him 
to the s d Whitney that he may be taken care off. 

e 

At a Meeting of the Seleftmen at y A Houfe of Jonas Bond Esq r . 
on the 31 st Day of December AD. 1750. The Selectmen having 
put Sam 1 . Coollidge to Sam 1 . Whitneys for a month upon Tryal 
which was out the 29 th Inftant. The s d Whitney Charges 5/4 P 
week Lawfull money. And y* s d Whitney being Willing to keep 
the s d Coollidge Longer at y e Same price P r week, The Selectmen 
being well Satisfyed with the s d Whitneys care & Conduct Re- 
lating to said Coollidge. Agreed that y e Said Whitney Still take 
care of y e Said Coollidge, and keep him till further order of the 
Selectmen and to have as a rewarde therefor, from the town 5/4 P 
week for the time that He Shall keep him. The Selectmen Agre'd 
that in the mean-time to take prudent care to See if they can't 
git y* said Coollidge into Some place and bufnefs whereby he may 
do Some thing to help Support himfelf. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of y* Houfe of Joseph Mason 
Esq r on y e 24 th of January 1750. The Selectmen taking in to 
Confideration the Circumftances of Sam 1 Coollidge, and having 
been Advifed to git him into the work houfe at Bofton as a 
proper Expedient to recover him from his Diforderly way of 
Living &c. The Selectmen Agreed to make an Afsay to git him 
into s d Work houfe, and Accordingly Drew up and Signed a Short 
Reprefentation of his Cafe Directed to y e Overfeers of y e poor of 
Bofton. And a Requeft that y a Would Admit him into their 
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Inftrum 1 to Indempnify the Town of Boston, and Engage for 
what his Labour w ld not Suffice for his Support, the Selectmen 
Appointed Jonas Bond Esq r . one of y* Selectmen to wait on y e 
Gentlmen y e overfeers afores d with the Selectmens Requeft and to 
Receive their Determination thereon. and to Aquaint the 
Selectmen thereof at y r Next Meeting. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of M r Joseph Har- 
ington's on the 18 th Day of February AD. 1750. 
Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrints for the Warning of a 
Town Meeting to be on the 4 th . Day of March Next at Eight of 
y* Clock in the fore noon for the Ends following ( 1 ) for the 
Choice of a Moderator (2) To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk 
and Town Treafurer, Conftables Afsefsors and all other Such 
Town officers as by Law are to be Chofen in the month of March 
Annually (3) To Choofe A Saxton, & Agree how he shall be 
paid for his Service. (4) To bring in y r Votes for a County 
Regester & Treafurer. (5) to know the Mind of y e Town 
whether Swine Shall Run at large und r the Regulations in y e 
Law. 

(6) 

[71] (ft?) To hear the Town Treafurers Acc ts . & for y* 
Town to pafs upon them. (7) for the Town to Appropriate the 
Intreft Money Coming to the Town this prefent Year the Year 
begining the Eleventh Day of Dec r Laft (8) To know the 
mind of y* Town whether thofe perfons who are Indebted to 
y* Town upon Bond Shall renew their Refpective Bonds and 
bring them into Lawfull Money and to pafs any Votes or Votes 
relating to s d . Bonds that the Town Shall think proper and 
Necefsary. (9) To Grant an Honourable Salary for y e Rev d 
M r Seth Storer for the Enfuing Year the Year beginning the 
firft of March Next. (10) To grant Money for y e Support of 
y e Gramer & Englifh School in y** Town for y e Enfuing Year. 
(11) To Grant money for the Support of y e poor the year 
Enfuing (12) To hear the Acc ts . of Such Perfons to whom the 
Town is Indebted and to Grant Money to Satisfy them (13) To 
grant Money for y e Repairs of y e Meeting houfe (14) To 
Grant Money for the Repairs of y e Great Bridge over Charls 
River in Watertown (15) To know the Mind of y e Town 
whether they will mend the High Ways & Town Ways by Rate 
the Enfuing Year, and if the Town See meet to come into this 
Method then to make a Grant for s d Affair and for the Town to 
state Day Labour both for men & Teems and that perfons May 
work out their Refpective Rates at w ch they are Set (if they see 
meet) at the price the Town Agrees upon, and to Choofe the 
Surveyers of High ways to be Collectors of s d Rate or to See that 
it be faithfully workt out within the Year in the way and 
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of y* Late Conftables for abatm 1 of some perticuler Perfons Rates 
in their Lifts, and for the Town to Act y r pleafure y r on. (17) for 
the Town to hear the Report of y r Com tee : Chofen with Relation 
to y e Errecting of a work houfe how far they have proceeded, and 
for the Town to Do any further thing and things which they 
shal Judge proper to be done to further Said Affair, and to make 
any Grant or Grants of money they Shall think Proper to be 
made to help carry on s d Affair with the other Towns w * 1 . are 
Concerned in s d Affair of Errecting of a work houfe (18) To 
hear the Report of y* Com tee . Chofen to Agree with perfons what 
they Shall give for Land Lying to the ways &c. what they have 
further done in s d Affair, and for the Town to Act their pleafurer 
with Relation thereto. (19) To hear the Report of a Com tee . 
Chofen to Agree with perfons what they s ld give for Common 
Land &c. what they have further done in s d Affair, and for the 
Town to Act their pleafure with Relation thereunto. 
(20) To hear the Petition of David Sanger Praying the 
Town w ld . Grant him a Priviledge of part of y* Bank or Town 
Land Lying between the Town Way & the River Near his 
Dwelling Houfe, for the Errecting of a Wharff &c. as Set forth 
in his Petition and for the Town to Act their pleafure relating to 
S d . Petition and evry part thereof and further for the Town to 
Confider and do what they shall think Proper for the preferving 
s d Bank or Town Land Lying between the Town way & y* 
River at that place, and the Securing of s d way from being 
further Damnified by haling in of Timber, and to Confider what 
proper Steps to take that Some profet may Accrew to the Town 
by Timber being Laid there by Strangers or Perfons not belonging 
to the Town. (21) To know the mind of y e Town whether 
they will Rent out the Little Island between the Mill Crick & 
y e River below the Mill, and to do w l is proper with Relation 
thereunto. (22) In as much as there Appears a Confiderable 
Altreation (for the better) in M r Sam 1 Coollidge To know 
whether it is the mind of y* Town that s d Coollidge Should be 
Improved to keep the School in the Town for trial, and if upon 
trial it Shal Appear to thofe who are proper judges that the 
great & good end of a School is Anfwred by his keeping of y* 
same, that He be then Continued in the keeping of s d School, 
but if Such good end is not Anfwred by s d Coollidge keeping s d 
School that y n He be Difmifsed from it and that Some other Steps 
be taken with him, that he May be in Some buifnefs whereby he 
may be gaining Some thing to Suport himfelf and that a nother 
Schoolmafter be provided. (23) To know the mind of y e 
Town whether they will choofe & Impower a Committee in the 
Name of y e Town to Afk for the Money belonging to the Town 
of Watertown which for many Years has and Still Lyes in the 
hands of a Comm tee . Chofen before the Town was Divided to Sel 
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y e Town and upon Receipt thereof or of any part thereof to give 
prop r Difcharges, and to make Report to y* Town of y r Doings 
in s d Affair at y r Meeting in May Next, that the Town may then 
do w u they think proper with relation to s d Affair. (24) To 
know the mind of y e Town whether they will make a buy Law to 
reftrain Horfes runing at Large in the Town without being 
fettred. 

& to order the Conftables to Notify Such perfons as the Town 
is Indebted to To bring in their Acc st . to y* 5 Selectmen at y* Houfe 
of the Wid w . Mary Learned Inhold r . on fryday the firft of 
March Next at three clock after noon in ord r . to have them 
Laid before the Town at the Next Town Meeting. Afo to 
Notify the Surveyers to bring in y r Acc 1 . of mending the High 
ways at s d Time & place. 

Warrants were Sent out Accordingly / 

[72] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Widow Mary 
Learneds on the first Day of March AD 1750. For the Receiving 
of y* Acc ts . of thofe Perfons to whom the Town is Indebted to. 
in Order to have them Laid before the Town. The Acc c Recived 
were as follow's. Viz 1 . 

David Bemis for a Cheft made for ^ Town 16/ 

and a Table 6/8 £ A— .2=.$ 

Jonas Coollidge for 108 feet of Timb r 

for y* Great Bridge £ 3 — .4 — 9 

For hailing out of y* River &c when 

South Peer was repared .. — .5 — 4 



.3 — 10 — 1 



And for 149 feet of plank for Smelt 

brook bridge & others .1 — .3 — .9 



.4=13 — 10 

Jona n . Trowbridge for forty feet of Timb r . for 
y e Great Bridge .1 — .4 — .. 

David Livermore for Sundry Speeks 
& Dogs for y e Great Bridge .. — 8. — 1 % 1 

& for hooks and Hinges for y e School \ ..=:.9=.8^ 

houfe ..— .1— .7 J 

Benj n . Haftings for Sundry Metearls 
for jr* School houfe and Labour there .. — .9=10^2 
For Looking after & Mending the 
Great Bridge y e Year 1750 1—1—2 
& for 7 Days work at y e 
Building of y e South peer 
3/ P Dav 1—1—.. 

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Jona n . Bemis half a Day at 

v e Great Bridg help proping .. — .1 — .41 

'7 Dav's work at Ditto 2/8 P \ A— J—.. 

1 Day half w* his Teem J 

4/8 P .1 — .5 — .8 

for Nails for y* Meeting houfe Glafs 

1/34 one Day y r helping Nail &c .. — .3 — 

for a Lock for the Schoolhouie .. — .1 — .4 

.1_.n_.414 

Henrv Spring Jun r . for four Days Work at v* 

Great Bidg 3 at 2/8 one at 4/ ..—12—.. 

The Widow Mary Learned for 51 Dinners for 

workmen at bulding y e South peer of y* Great 

Bridge 1—15 — .4 

and for Drink for Ditto .. — 18 — .5 

.2=13— .9 



Nath 1 Harrington for help making the Town Rate 

High way & County Rates .. — .8 — .. 

Dea r \ Sam 1 Fisk for helping Making Town High 

Way & County Rates .. — .8 — .. 

Joseph Malon for 2 Reports 1/ help Making 1 

Town High way & County Rates 8/8 And for \ .3 — .3 — .. 

his Ser\ ice y € Year 1750 as Cler 5c Trealurer 53/4 J 

W~ : Coollidge for one Day work at y* Great Bridge .. — .2 — .8 

Sam 1 Cook for serving Conltable & Warning 3 

& Warning three Meetings .. — .3 — 11 

Edward Harrington for the Hire of a 

Horie and Chair to fetch Sam 1 

Coollidge to Town .. — 1 — .7 

To one Day work at the Meeting Houfe .. — 2 — .. 

To ab* 2 feet of Timb r . for v* Great 

Bridge ..— 1— .2 J_ ..— A — .9J4 



Daniel Bond for four Stones for a whelm .. — .2 — 8 

Henry Godding for Serving Conltable y* Year 1750 

«Sc Warning three Meetings .. — .3 — ..11 

Sam ! Stratton for Hinges <$: Nails to hang y* Door 

und r . y e Pulpit .. — .1 — .1 



_19=17=.4# 



[73] At a Meeting of the freeholders and other Inhab :s . of 
Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly 
Aisembled on y fourth Day of March AD. 1750 at y ; Publick 
Meeting houie in s d Town for the Choice of Town Officers, and 
for the Transacting of other Town Affairs set forth in y* War- 
rants &c. 



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Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r . Moderator for S d Meeting. 

/ M r And w . White 
\ Enf n . Daniel Whitney 
Voted and Chofe for Selectmen ( Dea n . Sam 1 Fisk 

IA Nath 1 . Coollidge 
M r John Whitney 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r . Town Clerk & Town 
Treaf r . 



(W m Coollidge 
Voted and Chofe for Constables <j Jacob Caldwell 



(The Town Ac- 
cepted of Henry 
Coding to be 
Conftable in y e 
room of W m . 
Coollidge (s d 
Coollidge hav- 
ing hired him) 
who was Sworn 
P J Mason Js 
vps 



f Nath 1 . Harrington 
Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors \ Nath 1 Bright 

[ Dea n : Sam 1 . Fisk 

Voted and Chofe Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Lea r . 

Tr , . ^, , , r ( David Livermore 

Voted and Chofe for fence Viewers j Edmund Foul 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyers of High Ways j j*™ n # ^"miT 

tt j j ni r r nn .1 • S Jonathan Brown jun r 

voted ana ^noie tor i ytning men ? g amI m 

ltnev 

»t . j 3 s l 11 • ( Eph m . Warrin 
Voted and Chofe for Hogr.eves j j, ona „ Learned 

Voted and Chofe for meafu" of Timb/ &c { ^Tq^S^ 

Voted and Chofe for Hawards | |{gj£ c^i^*** 
Voted and Chofe Gager W m . Gamage 
Voted and Chofe for Deerieves j J^'q^^ 
Voted and Chofe Sam 1 Stratton Sexton 

Voted that He fhal be paid by two Contrabufions as Ufual. 
w ch . s d . Stratton Accepted off. — 

Voted that Swine Run at Large und r Regulations in the 
Law in y l Refpect. 

Upon a Motion made and Seconded. The Vote was put 
whether the Town will Adjourn this Meeting and y e Remaining 
buifnefs thereof to munday y e Eleventh of this Inftant March to 
this place at Nine of y e Clock in forenoone. And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. Accordingly y e Meeting was Adjourned. 



At a Meeting of ^ Selectmen on the 8 th . of March AD. 1750. 



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The Perlons under written were Sworn to their Respective 
tving all of them fir it taken the Oath Prefcribed in 
An Act made in y e Year 1748. Chap r . X.J 

Viz 1 . Joseph Maion Esq". Town Cler 6c Town Treai r . before 
Justice Harris. 



Nath 1 Harrington 
Xath : . Bright | Ai'sel'sors 
Dea n Sam Fisk J 
Isaac Sanden'on Sealer of Lea r 
David Livermore 
Edmund Fowl as 



fence Viewer: 



The Selectmen above 
named rook the Oath) 
prefcribed in the Act , 
aboves-. before Josephs 
Mafon Justice peace. ] 

all Sworn before 
Joseph Maion Justice 



peace 



Sam 1 Jeniion ( r . TT . , 

Jona- Bemis fSurveyers ot High ways 

Sam 1 Whitney Tythingman 
Jona r \ Learned Hogrieve 
Jonas Coollidge ) Survey-.. 5c Meal". 
W". Coollidge j of Timb : c\c 
Sam- Cook Deer-rieve 

On the ll tr -. of March 1750 The Perlons under written wer 
Sworn to their Reipective Offices, (they having firft taken the 
Oath Recited in y* Act Made 1 74S chap X) viz*- 
Jona" Brown Tything man i 

Eph". Warrin Hogrieve I Sworn before Joseph Maion 
Jona" Stone Turtus H award | Justice peace. 
Tho 5 Saftmarlh Deerrieve 

[7J:1 At a General Town Meeting of y : Freeholders and 
Other Inhab'- 5 . of Watetown On the Eleventh Day of March 
AD. 1750 By Adjournment. 

The Treaiurers Ace"- 5 , were Laid Before the Town and Red. 

The foot of the Deb : . of what J* Trealury is Charged with is 

£137 " 11 " .1% Lawfull money 
What y* Treaiurey has Credit 
for is ill — 2 — 2y 2 1 

And Out Standing in > 137" 11 -7^4 

the Com'tables hands 60=.9=.4^i J 

The Vote was put whether the Town .Alow and Accept of the 
Treai'u". Acc" ; . «5c the Vote paft in y e Afirm e . 
An Acc : . of The Intreit money Rec d was Laid before the Town 
& Acc : . of jr* Diipoiition of y* Same 

The foot of y* Acc : . of y e Recipts Amounted to 

£18=.6=.4 Lawfull money 

The foot of y e Credit or what was paid Away Amounted to 
1S = .6=.4 w" makes a ballance 

The Vote was put whether the Town Accept 5c alow of y e 
Treaiurers Acc : . Reipecting y* Intreit money Now red. and the 
Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Town by a Vote Appropriated the Intreit Money Comeing 



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to the Town this Year viz 1 £ 1 3=.6=.8 Toward the Support 
of y e Miniftry And 13=.6=.8 toward the Support of y* School. 
The 8 th . Article red and Confidred and after Debate. 
The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town that 
thofe Perfons who are Indebted to y e Town upon Bond Should 
Renew their Bonds and bring them into Lawfull Money. And 
the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Put to Vote Whether it is the Mind of y e Town, That if thofe 
Perfons who owe the Town upon Bond, do not bring in their 
Intreft Due to y e 11 th of Decemb r . Laft and Renew y r Bonds 
Agreable to y e Vote of y* Town by the Laft day of April Next, 
that then their bonds be Su'd at the Next Court And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it be the mind of y* Town To 
Grant to the Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of Sixty Six pounds 
13/4 Lawfull money (including the £13=6=. 8 of y* Intreft 
Money) for his Salary for y e . prefent Year begining the firft of 
this Inftant March. And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 
Voted for the Support of the School this prefent Year (in- 
cluding the Intreft Money Appropriated) the Sum of forty 
pounds 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Thirteen pounds 6/8 for y e 
Support of y* poor. 

The Acc ts . of Sundry Perfons to whom the Town is indebted, 
Laid before y* Town and red the whole amounting to 
£19 =17 =.424 Lawfull money was by Vote Alowed. 
Voted and Granted y e Sum of Ninteen pounds Seventeen 

d 

Shillings 4^4 to pay and Satisfy Said Acc ts 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Twenty Six fhillings & Eight 
pence for the repairing y e Meeting houfe 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town to mend 
the High Ways & Town Ways by Rate this Year, and the Vot 
paft on the Negative. 

Voted that the Dilinquent Surveyers who have not Yet workt 
out their Rates be Alow'd to work out what y a are behind, this 
prefent Year 

Voted that the Selectmen Notify the Serveyers to Acc*. with 
them to See what is behind in y r Lifts, and to Aquaint them with 
the Vote of y e Town 

Voted that the Afsefsors delay making the Town Afsefm 1 untill 
a New jnvoice is taken 

The 16 th . Article red. &c. And W m . Godding pleaded Abatm 1 . 
of in W m . Lees Rates 71/4 Patrick Hobourns what was behind in 
his Rate viz 1 26/ John Hobourns Rates 89/4 & y e Wid w . Grants 
Rate 18/4 in All £10=.5— .. Old Tenor the s d Godding pleaded 
that he had paid all the Rates and muft loofe so much if ^ Town 
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The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town to Sink 
s d Rates And Grant to M r W m . Godding the Sum of 27/4 
Lawfull money to Satisfy him for what he has paid. And y* 
Vote paft in the Affirmative 

Nath 1 . Stone pleaded Abatm 1 of Nath 1 Gamages Rates in his 
Lists 55/8 John Conred Huffinzes Rates £6~. 5 — .8 one Poll in 
Sam 1 Nuttings Rates £6—3 — .. & 11/ Miftake the whole 
Amounting to £ 1 5= 1 5=.4 old Tenor. 

Voted and Abated the Same, And Granted the Sum of 42/ 
Lawfull Money to Supply the Abatm*. 

Amos Bond pleaded Alowance for miftake in his List of 11/ old 
Tenor. Alow'd the same 

The 

[75] The 17 th Article Red. The Report of y e Com tee . 
Relating to y e work houfe Red and after Debat y r on. 

T The Vote was put whether the Town are of 

Repom W ° y* mind to Continue the whole Affair Concerning 

£^76) ^ e Work houfe to the Next may Meeting. 

Vote paft in y* Affirmative. 
18 th . Article Red and After the Committes Report was red 
and Confidred. The Vote ws put whether it is the Mind of y* 
Town to Accept of y e Committes Report, and that the piece of 
Land therein Difcribed be and is hereby Granted and Confirmed 
to Nath 1 . Stone (maned in s d Report) his heirs and Afsigns He 
performing the Condition mentioned in s d Report — And the 
Vote paft in the Affirmative 

19 Article Red and y* Committes Report Red and Confidred, 
And the Vote was put Whether the Town do Accept of s d 
Report and that the Land there in Difcribed be and hereby is 
Granted and Confirmed to Nath 1 . Bright (named in s d Report) 
to his Heirs and Afsigns he performing the Condition mentioned 
in s d Report. Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Petition of David Sanger was Red, and After Confider- 
ation thereon The Vote was put Whether it is the mind of y* 
Town to Choofe a Committee to View the Premifses pray'd for 
by s d Sanger, And to See whether they Can Agree with him as to 
the price that He Shall give for s d Priviledge pray'd for. And 
to Confider what Steps are proper to be taken to Secure the 
Town's Land and Way Mentioned in s d Petition. And to make 
report of y r Doings to y e Town at their Next May Meeting for y e 
Town then to Act upon. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Voted and Chofe Enf n . Daniel Whitney Mefs". John Hunt 
& Joseph Harrington to be a Commettee for y e Ends aboves d . 
Voted to Let the Little Island below the Mill to the Higheft 
bidder. 

Voted that y* Com tee . abovenamed be a Comm tee . to Let s d 
Island 

22 d Article Red and after Debate thereon, Voted that the 



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Selectmen do try M r Sam 1 Coollidge in the School to See whether 
he will Anfwer the End of a Schoolmafter. 

23 d Article Red. And the Vote was put whether it is the 
Mind of y e Town to Choofe & Impower a Comm tee . to Ask for 
and Demand the Money belonging to the Town of Watertown 
which for many Years has and Still Ly's in the hands of a Com tee . 
Chofen before the Town was Divided to Sell Land Lying to y e 
Ways, and to Receive the Same for the Ufe of y e Town, and 
upon the Receipt there of or any part thereof, to give Proper 
Difcharges. and to make Report to the Town of y r Doing in S d 
Affair at their Meeting in May Next, that the Town may then 
do what they think proper with Relation to s d Affair. And the 
Vote paft in the Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe Enf n Dan 1 Whitney Mefs rs John Hunt & 
Joseph Harrington to be y e Com tee for y e Ends aboves d . 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to 
make a Town buy Law to reftrain Horfes Runing at Large in 
the Town without being fettred. The Vote paft in y e Affirmative 
The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of Town, That 
y e Town buy Law Voted to be made relating to horfes S ld . be 
in the words following, viz 1 . That No Perfon or Perfons Shall 
Suffer his, her, or their Horfe or Horfe kind that is above 
the Age of Six Months old to run at Large within the Limmets 
of Watertown without their being well fettred from the firft 
Day of April AD 1751 to the Laft Day of October Next follow- 
ing under the penalty or forfiture of Two Shillings Lawfull money 
for evry one that Shall be found runing at Large without being 
So fettred. One Moiety of s d . forfiture to be to the H award or 
field Driver, And the other Moiety to be for y e Ufe of the poor of 
the Town. And Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
Voted and Chofe Nath 1 Harris & Joseph Mafon Esq rs . to be 
a Com tee . to Lay S d Buy-Law before the Honourable His Majestys 
Justices of y e Court of General Sefsions of y e peace to be holden 
in Charlftown on the Second Tuefday of this Inftant March, and 
in the Name of y e Town to Crave their Confirmation of s d by 
Law. 

This Buy Law Confirmed by y e Court of Sefsions &c/ 

[76] Watertown Sep r . 24. 1750 The Com tee : Appointed 
to Agree with Perfons w l they s ld . give for Land Lying to the 
Town ways & c anc [ report to the Town for y r Acceptance. 

The s d Com ttee . this Day Agre'd that M r Nath 1 Stone Should 
move out his fence into the Town way Leading from the Buring 
place to y e s d Stones, That is to Say his front fence Standing 
on the Weft Line againft s d Way, and to move it out as follow's 
viz 1 , five paces from s d Weft Line weftward into s d Lane at 
abo*. Two Rods from the South Weft Corner of his Land and 
to run from thence Southerly with a bow line to s d Corner. 



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and to run from the End of s d five paces Northerly abo 1 Twenty 
Rods on a Straight Line to Stones at the End of Six paces from 
S d . Weft Line & from thence on a Straight Line to a heap of 
Stones oppifite to a lopt Tree Standing on the West Side of y* 
Town way in S d Stones Land this heep of Stones being Six paces 
from the Weft Line afores d . and from this heap of Stones to 
Run a A Slant on a Straight Line untill it Enterfext the s d Weft 
Line ab*. four Rods South of y* North Weft Corner of s d 
Stones Land againft s d . Way. which Bounds or Line above 
Difcribed includs or takes in about fifty three Rods of Land, and 
Leaves the Town Way generally Near three Rods in Wedth. 
In Confideration of s d fifty three Rods of Land, the s d Stone 
Agre'd to pay into the Town Treafurey therefor, the Sum of 
Six pounds Ten Shillings old Tenor for the Ufe of y e Town, 
when the Town Shall Accept of y e Com tees Report and grant 
and Confirm the S d fifty three Rods of Land to him and his heirs 
and Afsigns. Which is Submitted to y* 5 Town by 



The Report of y e Committee Chofen to Difpose of y e Common 
Land &c. 

We the Subfcribers the Committee aboves d . Agre'd w th m r 
Nath 1 . Bright That He S ld . have a Small Corner of y e Common 
Land (if the Town See caufe to Confirm the Same) Lying 
againft his Land — Containing ab l . Eight Rods of Ground, 
Bounded Eafterly by Land belonging to John Kimbal jun r . & 
y e s d Nath 1 Bright which was Common Land and purchafed by 
them of y e Town, the S d . Eaft Line being Two Rods in Length. 
Southerly by Said Brights Land, and Northerly againft the High 
Way the Northerly Line being ab l . Ten Rods in Length at the 
End of w ch . it Enterfex the S d . Brights fence, the s d piece being 
Two Rods Wide on the Eaft, and comes to a point at the Weft, 
the s d Bright to pay there for into the Town Treafurey the Sum 
of Twenty Shillings old Tenor when the Town Shall Grant 
and Confirm the Same Eight Rods to him & Afsigns, for the Ufe 
of y e Town. 




Joseph Mafon 
Jonas Bond 
Eben r . Stone 



Committee 

aboves d 



Watertown Octo br : 5. 1750 



Joseph Mason 
Nath 1 . Harris 
Oliver Livermore 




[77] At a Meeting of the Sele&men at the Houfe of And w . 
Whites on the 22 d Day of March AD. 1750. Agre'd And 



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Appointed the prefent Surveyers of High Ways their Respective 
Diftricts which are as follow's viz 1 . 

M r Jon n . Bemis Surveyer His Diftrict to be all the High 
Ways and Town Ways Wefterly of the Lane or Town Way 
Leading from the Country Road by Eben r Goddards So along 
acrofs the Town by the Meeting Houfe down to Cambridge line 
Near Thomas Wellingtons alfo the High Ways on the South 
Side of y e River and alfo the North part of the s d Dividing 
lane, from the Meeting Houfe. 

M r Samuel Jenifon Surveeyer His Diftrict to be all the High 
Ways and Town Ways Eafterly of y e aboves d Lane or Town 
way acrofs the Town, and alfo the Southerly part of s d Lane, 
from the Meeting Houfe to y e Country Road. 

Agre'd that the Town Clerk give the Surveyrs Copys of y e 
Diftricts. (w ch was done) 

The Selectmen being Notifyed and Informed that there is one 
Sarah Wilkefon a Wid w . Woman and her Daughter Mary 
Wilkefon a Single Woman come to Refide in Watertown 
who came from the Town of Wendham in the Coloney of Con- 
neticut to s d . Watertown, their their behavour and Circumftances 
Caution being Such that we the Selectmen Refufe to Accept 

Entred at f them to be Inhab ts . in Watertown, Accordingly 
y Adjourn Agre'd that they both s ,d . be warned forthwith to 
2 Aprn en i f 75 11 .— Depart out of Watertown. and the Town Clerk is 
hereby Ordred to Isue out a Warnt Directed to y e 
Conftable forthwith to Warn y e s d . Sarah and her Daughter 
Mary to Depart out of Watertown forth with and no longer to 
Refide therein. 



Andrew White 
Daniel Whitney 
Nath 1 . Coollidge 
John Whitney 



Selectmen of 
Watertown / 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Nath 1 Coollidges 
on the 1 Day of April AD. 1751. At S d Meeting the Selectmen 
Agre'd with M r John Coollidge jun r . (P his Wife) To Board 
and Look after the Wid w . Webb, and take good Care of her 
under her Prefent Circumftances for one Year from the Twenty 
fifth Day of March Laft paft at three Shillings & Seven pence 
P week (w ch is Equal to 27/ old Tenor) and if any Extraordnary 
Charge should happen by Sicknefs or otherwife to be Reafonably 
Alowed therefore. To w^. Agreem*. M rs . Coollidge Confented. 
At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Ordred the Clerk to Sign their 
Prayer to the Court of Sefsions to Accept of y r Caution againft 
Sarah Wilkefon & Daughter. 

And in their Name to Sign any other Caution of y* Selectmen 
of y e Like Nature. 



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Agre'd that Enf n Dan 1 Whitney and Dea: Sam 1 Fiske take 
Effectual Care to See that the Pound be mended forthwith. 
Agre'd that M r And w . White & M r John Whitney take 
Effectual Care that that the Stocks be forth with mended. 
Agre'd that M r Benj n . Haftings be Defired to take the care of 
the Great Bridge this prefent Year to mend the Same as y r may 
be Occation and to keep Acc r thereof and Lay his Acc 1 before y* 
Selectmen. 

[78] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Wid w . Mary 
Learneds on the 19 th . Day of April AD. 1751. 

At this Meeting Cap 1 . John Brown of Waltham, one of the 
former Surveyers & Collectors of Watertown in the Years 1741. 
& 1742. Gave An Acc 1 . to the Selectmen of His proceeding in 
Thofe Offices in s d . Years. As to the firft Years Lift Committed 
to Him to Collect or Work out, That it was all work't Out 
Except three Men Deceafd and two that were gone out of the 
Town. 

And as to His Second Years Lift There were abo 1 . Thirty 
Pounds old Tenor not work't out. w° h He y* s d . Brown promifsed 
to ufe his Endeavour to See that it be worked out this prefent 
Year, Agreable to y 6 Vote of y* Town. 

The Selectmen Ordred the Treafurer to pay the Six pounds old 
Tenor which M r Jonathan Bemis paid into the Treafurey for 
his Pew in the Meeting houfe, to Jonas Coollidge it being Due 
to the Estate of m r Ebenezer Thornton, Deceafsed He having 
paid Eleazor Biglow for s d . Pew. Or Difcount the Bond Due 
from s d Thorntons Estate to the Town with the Intreft Due 
thereupon which Principal and Intreft together Amounts to five 
pounds thirteen & 5 d old Tenor and Six fhillings and Seven 
pence out of the Intreft that arofe upon the Land Sold this 
Day by y* Selectmen to s d Jonas Coollidge. 

(The Bond was accordingly Difcounted by y e Treafurer & 
given up to M r Jonas Collidge). 

At this meeting the Selectmen by Virtue of a Vote of y* Town 
in the Year 1740 Impowering them Signed a Deed of of a piece 
of Land to Jonas Coollidge formerly Bargained for by M r Thorn- 
ton Dec d but never in his Life time Compleated, Lying Near S d . 
Coollidges Houfe. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at Dan 1 Whitneys on the 7 th .. 
Day of May 1751 The Selectmen having Rec d a Precipt 
requiring them to Afsemble y e Inhab ts of Watertown for to 
Choofe a Reprefentative to Reprefent the Town of Watertown 
at a Gen 1 Assembly Appointed to be Convened on Wednefday 
y* 29 of May Currant. Ordred y e Clerk to Isue out warrants 
Directed to y e Conftables of s d Town to warn y e freehold" & 
other Inhab 15 . Quallified to Vote in The Choice of a Repre- 



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fentative to Meet at y* Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on 
Munday the 20 th . Day of May Currant at Two Clock After Noon 
then and there to Elect & Depute one Sutable Perfon to Reprefent 
them at the Court aboves d . 

Like Wife to Order to Conftables to Warn the freehold", 
and other Inhab ts . of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in 
Town Affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town 
on Munday the 20 th of May Currant at Three Clock Affer 
Noon for the Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To Choofe a Moderator. 2 ly . for the Town to Confider 
and Act upon the 17 th . Article in the Warrant for y e warning of 
laft March Meeting relating to a Work houfe and w° h was Con- 
tinued to May Meeting. 3 ly . To hear the Report of a Com tee : 
chofen to View the Premifses Petitioned for by David Sanger &c. 
and further to Confider what Steps are proper to be taken to 
Secure the Town land and way Near s d Sangers &c And for 
the Town to Act their pleafure w th Relation thereunto. 4 !y . To 
hear the Report of a Committee Chofen to Afk for and Demand 
the Money belonging to the Town of Watertown w ch . Lyes in 
the hands of a Committee Chofen before the Town was Divided 
&c and for the Town to Confider thereof & Act y r pleafure 
thereon. (Warents were Isued & deliv d y e Conftabls y* 5 8 th may) 
The Selectmen Agre'd with Sam 1 . Whitney to board Sam 1 . 
Coollidge till further order of y e Selectmen at 5/4 P week, to 
which y e s d Whitney gave his Concent. — 

[79] At a General Town Meeting of the freehold", and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote for a Repre- 
fentative Regulerly Afsembled at Publick Meeting houfe in s d 
Town on y e 20 th Day of May AD. 1751. To Elect & Depute 
one Perfon to Reprefent y* 5 Town at a great & Gen 1 Afsembly 
appointed to be held & kept for His Majestys Service at y e 
Court houfe in Boston on the 29 th of May Inftant. 

Upon a Motion made & Seconded a Previous Vote was put 
viz 1 . Whether it is the mind of y e Town to Choofe a Perfon to 

Reprefent them at the General Court And the Vote paft in 

the Affirmative. 

Another Motion was made and Seconded viz 1 , that the 
follwing Previous Vote might be put viz 1 . 

Whether it is the mind of y e Town that the Perfon who Shall 
be chofen to Reprefent the Town at y e Gen 1 Court, That without 
He, upon his being chofen, Shall immediatly Declare, That the 
Money or Wages that He Shall Receive for his Service at y e s d . 
Gen 1 . Court, That He will pay the Same in to the Town 
Treafurey for the Ufe of y* Town and that without He Shall 
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And the Town proced to a nother choice, and So till one Accept 
on y s footing 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Then the Voters were called upon to bring in their Votes for 
the Choice of a Repreientative And after the Votes were bro r in 
Sorted and Numbred It Appeared that M* John Hunt was 
Chofen by the Major part of the Votes to Reprefent the Town 
at the General Court abovesaid. who immeditatly Declared his 
Acceptance on the Conditions mentioned in the previous Vote 
aboves d . viz 1 That He would pay the wages w** he Shall Riceive 
for his Service into the Town Treaf r . for y* Ufe of y* Town. 



At a General Town Meeting of y e freehold 1 " 5 , and other 
Inhab". of Watertown Quail if ied to Vote in Town Affairs 
regulerly Alsembled on y e 20 th . Day of May 1751. 

l iy Voted and Choie Jonas Bond Esq r Moderator [ * ] 

2 ly . The Second Article in the Warrant was Red, relating to 
the work houfe. And the Vote was put Whether it is the mind 
of y e Town to Continue & refer the whole Affair of y* work 
houie over to Next Annual Meeting in March. And the Vote 
pait on y* Affirmative. 

3 ly . The Third Article in the Warrant was red, And the 
Committee therein referred to made Varbile Report, that they 
had View'd the premifes pray'd for by M r David Sanger and 
that upon Diicourie w lh s d Sanger on the premiises He offred 
Ten pounds old Tenor for the Priviledge w** He in his Petition 
pray'd for; w° h the Com tee : was of the Oppinion was much lei's 
than the worth of s d Priviledge. and that in their judgm 1 s d . 
Privilidge was worth Sixty Pounds old Tener. After Debate y r on 
The Petition of David Sanger red again, and the Vote was 
put Whether it is the mind of y e Town the firft prayer in y* 
Petition be Granted — And the Vote pait in the Negative. — 

Then y* Second pray r in s d Petition was Red, And upon s d 
Sangers Offering to Pay into the Town Treaiurey the Sum of 
Thirty Pounds old A Tener f or the Ufe of y* Town and to maintain 
the Town Way againlt the five Rods Petitioned for. the Vote 
was put 

Whether it is the Mind of the Town To Grant to David 
Sanger the Priviledge which he pray'd for viz 1 . The priviledge 
of five Rods of Towns Land between the two Roks Mentioned 
in His Petition and the Liberty of building a Wharf there; upon 
the Condition of his paying into the Town Treaiurey for y* Ufe 
of the Town the Sum of Thirty pounds old Tenor And He his 
heirs and Aisigns maintaining the Town way Againit s d five 
Rods. And the Vote pait in the Affirmative. 

4 > . The fourth Article Red. And the Com tee . Reported that 
they had received of y e Com tee : Refer'd to in this Article the 



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money w ch . belonged to Watertown which was in their hands, 

which was Nineteen pounds 7/ old Tenor. 

(See the Matter Settled in Lib: 4 Page 211 and 
there it Difcovers how y e money come to be in 
Corn 13 hands — ) 

[80] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at David Coollidges 
Inhold r . on the 5 th . of July AD. 1751. 

The Selectmen having Red a List of y* Perfons Licenced the 
Laft Year. viz 1 . Tho s Saltmarfh Mary Learned and David 
Coollidge Inholders, and M r John Hunt Retailer, Which Perfons 
the Selectmen Approve of their having their Refpective Licences 
Renewed for this prefent Year. 

The Selectmen upon the Requeft of Cornelious Waldo to be 
a Retailer of Strong Lickers in the Houfe where he now lives 
The Selectmen Approbated Him to be a Retailer, and Recom- 
mended him. 

Watertown July 8 th : 1751. . 
To Joseph Mason Esq r Town Cler / 

Whereas the Selectmen have been Informed by Notifications in 
Writing that there is one Henry Seager with His wife Eliz h . 
and three Children viz 1 . Mofes Eben r . & Eliz h . come to Refide in 
watertown they came Laft from Newton ; Alfo one Hannah Price 
is come to Refide in s d Watertown who came Laft from Boston 
in the County of Suffolk, their Circumftances being Such, that 
the Selectmen refufe to Accept of them to be Inhab ts . in Water- 
town. Therefore You are hereby Ordered to Isue out a Warrant 
forthwirth Directed to the Conftables to warn the aboves d Perfons 
forthwith to Depart out of Watertown and No longer to refide 
there in. 

A warrant was Isued out And w . White 
Accordingly & Committed Daniel Whitney 
to ^ Conftable. who Did John Whitney 
y e Service & made Return. Sam 1 . Fisk 
Att 1 . J. Mason Cler/ 

At a meeting of y* Selectmen at Deacon Sam 1 Fisk's on the 
19 th . of Aug st : 1751 

It being Some time Since the Charges of y* Great Bridge in 
Watertown wear Adjusted and Settled between the Towns Con- 
cerned ; and there being confiderable Chargs that have Arifsen Since 
the Laft Adjustm 1 . The Selectmen therefore Agree to Appoint 
Wednefday the Twenty Eighth Day of August Currant to be the 
Day on which to meet on s d . Affair, and to Meet at the Houfe 
of Rich d . Cuttings in Waltham Inhold r . at Two of the Clock 
P M in order to Adjust the Acc ts . of the Charge aboves d . Ordred 
the Cler to send Notifications to the Selectmen of Wefton and 
Waltham to Notify them of s d . Meeting, and y* the Selectmen 



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Defire their Company Seafonably at s d . Meeting and prepared to 
make a juft & Equal Setlem*. 

Notifications were Sent Accordingly [ * 

[81] At a Meeting of Selectmen of Watertown Wefton 
& Waltham at Rich d Cuttings in s d Waltham on the 29 Day of 
August 1751 

The s d . Selectmen Did then Ad juft the Acc ts . of y* 5 Charge of y* 
Great Bridge in Watertown which has Arifen Since the Adjuftm*. 
in Jan y : 1748. and after the Acc r . adjufted and proportioned, 
there was Due from Wefton to Watertown 3 — .8 — .6 Lawfull 
money, and from Waltham £6=.6=.4 

See the Acc 1 on file Signed by y* Selectmen. Alfo Recorded at 
Length in Lib r . 2. Page 55. In the Treafurey. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at m r John Whitneys on the 8 th 
of Octo r . 1751. The Great Bridge wanting Some Repairs. Agreed 
to go and View s d Bridge on the fourteenth Inftant to See what 
is Wanting to be done. 

At a Meeting of y Selectmen on Octo r . 14. 1751. The Se- 
lectmen View'd the Great Bridge, and finding that it wanted 
Confiderable Repairing. Agreed to Send to the Selectmen of 
Wefton & Waltham to meet the Selectmen of Watertown at the 
Wid w . Mary Learneds on the 21 Day of Octo r . Currant in Order 
to a further View of s d . Bridge and See what is Necefsary to be 
done. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Wefton & Wal- 
tham on the 21 of Octo r . 1751 at M rs . Mary Learneds. Agreed 
by y e s d Selectmen that there be Timber & Plank provided, 
Sufficient to Repair the great Bridge, Alfo agreed and Chofe 
M r Dan 1 Whitney of Watertown M r Jonas Smith of Waltham 
& M r Lampfon of Wefton to be a Com tee . to provide Meterals and 
to See the work of Repairing S d Bridge done. 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of Cap n . Nath 1 . 
Coollidge on the 6 th Day of Decemb r . 1751. At Said Meeting y* 
Selectmen Signed Several Orders to the Town Treafurer. viz 1 . 
An Order to pay thofe perfons the Town is indebted to Amounting 
to £20=12=.8>4. An Order to pay M r John Coollidge jun r 
£3=:.9=.4. An Order to pay to the Rev d . M r Seth Storer £30 
in part of his Salary for this prefent Year And an Order to pay 
to L l . Daniel Whitney the Sum of £10. to help pay for things 
procured by y e Selectmen for M r Sam 1 Coollidge prefent School- 
mafter, and to be Acc td . in part for his y* 5 s d Coollidge keeping 
the School. The Wid w . Grover und r . her poor Circumftances 
wanting Some Relief Refpecting fire wood Agreed that a Load 
of wood be procured for her at y e Towns Coft. 

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[82] Watertown, Jan^: 2. 1752. Complaint being made to 
the Selectmen that the Wid w . Maddocks being reduced to Difficult 
circumftances ; and at M rs . Murches where She cannot be Enter- 
tained with out being Very trouble Some and chargable to s d . 
M rs . Murch; The Selectmen did this Second of January at L 1 . 
Daniel Whitneys Agree that Nath 1 . Coollidge & Dan 1 . Whitney 

2 of y Selectmen Should go and Enquire into the s d Affair 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at And w . Whites Nath 1 Coollidge 
and Daniel Whitney, Reported upon the Affair of the Wid w 
Maddocks as follow's. They went to M rs . Murches the 3 d Inftant 
and found the complaint that was made to the Selectmen not to be 
without Grounds, at which time & place the s d . Wid w . Mad- 
docks Applyed to them as Selectmen for relief, and Accordingly 
they Agreed with M rs . Murch that while She Tarred with her 
and was Supported by her She Should Receive After the Rate of 
Twenty five Shillings old Tenor P week from the Town till 
further Order to which Agreem 1 . the Selectmen Did Confent. 
And whereas the Wid w . Maddocks hath been at M rs . Murches 
Lately, for a confiderable time to gether, at her the s d . Murches 
finding both provifion and fireing for her. The Selectmen Agreed 
M rs . Murch should have a Load of wood for a requital. 
The Selectmen alfo at s d Meeting Agreed that the Wid w . Grover 
s ld . have a Load of wood at the Coft of the Town. 



At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at Dea 11 : Sam 1 Fisks on y* 20 th 
of Jan?: 1752 

in order to take in the Acc ts . of what was Done by Watertown 
for Repairing the Great Bridge, and in order that the Charge of 
Repairs of s d Bridge may be Speedly Adjufted and Settled, 
between the Towns that Stand Related to s d Bridge, the Acc ts . 
are as follow's; Jonas Coollidge for 1 Tun & 5 feet Timber at 
10£ P r Tun old Tenor & Meafuring 691 feet of plank 7/ the, 
whole in old Ten 11 — 12 — .. 

And w . White 3 Days work at 20/ P .3—..—.. 
John Whitney 2 Days 40/ half Day himfelf & 
Teem 18/ 2 pieces of Timb r 1 Tun J4 3 



A 



And w White 
John Whitney 
Sam 1 . Fifk 
Daniel Whitney 
Nath 1 . Coollidge 



Selectmen 
of 

Watertown 




Andrew White 



Selectmen 
of 

Watertown 



feet £15=15/ 



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Dan 1 . Whitney 6 Days work, a load of Stones 

Speeks & for Carting of plank all .8 — — .. 

To John Cook a. day 10/ David Livermore for 

doggs & Speeks 68/1 .3— 18— .1 

Ben Haftings 6 Days at 25/ & for mending the 

Bridge pfent Year all 17 — .. — .. 



62— .3—. 1 

the foot of this Acc 1 in Lawf ull £S=.5 — .9 ) , - 

Sixteen Dinners at Saltmarfhs ..—10— .8 J » lo 5 

(Thefe Acc ts . have been Adjufted w th the Town's tho not 
granted) The Selectmen Agreed to Meet at Rich d Cuttings in 
Waltham on Tuefday the 1 1 of Feb y . Next at 2 clock 

in 

[83] in the after noon and Defired the Clerk to Signify to 
y* Selectmen of Wefton & Waltham of the time and place of s d 
Meeting, and to Defire y l they w ld . meet them at s d time & place 
and come prepared to Settle y e Charg of s d . Bridge 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown Wefton & Wal- 
tham on the 11 Day of Feby. 1752 At Rich d . Cuttings in Wal- 
tham then the Acc ts . of Charge of Repairs of y* 5 Great Bridge 
Since y e Laft Adjuftm 1 . was Adjufted and Settled. 

Watertown Acc 1 . 12— 19— .3 

Wefton's Ditto .4 — 17 — .4 
Waltham— Do— ..—10—.. 



18=06 .7 

Watertown over paid y r proportion 
the Sum of 6—10—1 1 

Due from Wefton 1—8—11 ) \ 
Due from Waltham 5—1— .2 J 6—10—1 J 

See the whole Acc ts . and Settlm 1 . Record in Book N° 2 Page 
(55) in the Treafurey. And y* Acc 1 . Signed by y* Sleectmen of 
Each Town on File. 



At a meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown on y* 14 th : of 
Feb y : 1752 at John Whitneys 

The Selectmen ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants. Directed 
to the Conftables of s d Town for the Warning of a Town Meet- 
ing to be on the Second Day of March Next at Nine of y e 
Clock in the forenoon At the Publick Meeting houfe in s d . Town 
for the Ends following, viz 1 . ( 1 ) To Choofe a Moderator. 
(2) To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk Town Treafurer a 
Conftable or Conftables, Afsefsors and all other Such Town 
Officers as by Law are to be Chofen in the Month of March 
Annualy. (3) To Choofe a Saxton. And Agree how he 



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shall be paid for his Service. (4) To bring in their Votes for 
a County Treafurer. (5) To know the Mind of y e Town 
whether Swine Shall run at Large under Regulations y* 
Law requires in such Cafe (6) To hear the Town Treafurer's 
Acc ts . and for the Town to pafs upon them. (7) For the Town 
to Appropriate their Intreft Money that is Comming to the Town 
this Prefent Year the Year beginning y e 11 th of Dec r 1751. 
(8) To Grant an Honourable Salary for y e Rev d M r Seth Storer 
for y* Year Infuing the Year beginning the firft of March Next 
whereby he may be honourably Supported. (9) To Grant 
Money for y e Support of y e Gramer & Englifh School in the 
Town the Year Enfuing. (10) To Grant money for y e Sup- 
port of y e poor this Pfent Year. (11) To hear the Acc ts . of 
thofe Perfons to whom the Town is Indebted, and to pafs on them 
and to Grant money to Satisfy them (12) To Grant money 
for the Repairing of y e Meeting houfe (13) To Grant money 
for y e Repairing the Great Bridge in Watertown. (14) To 
know whether the Town will mend the High Ways and Town 
Ways by Rate this p r fent Year; and if the Town Corn's into this 
Method then to make a Grant of Money for the Same, and for 
Perfons to work out what they Shall be Afseft at for that Ser- 
vice (if they See meet) at the price of Labour both of Perfons 
and Teems that y e Town may agree upon, and to choofe the 
Surveyers of high Ways to be Collectors of s d . Rate, or to see 
that it be faithfully work't out with in the Year in the way and 
Manner that the Town Agrees on. (15) To know the mind of 
y e Town whether they will revive the Town buy Law which 
was made & Confirmed for the Laft Year refpecting Horfes. 
and Choofe a Comm tee . to git it Confirmed, for this Year, (16) 
To hear the Report of y^ Selectmen relating to the Stating of the 
Wydth of a Town Way againft the Land of David Sanger no 
width hereto fore to be found on Record, and for y e Town to 
Act their pleafure w th . Relation thereto. (17) To hear the 
Petition of David Sanger praying that the Town w ld . Sell to 
him that small piece of Land Lying between the River & the 
Town Way againft his Land for 

Valueable 

[84] Valuable Confideration ; and for the Town to Act 
their pleafure thereupon (18) To know the Mind of y e Town 
whether they will Lett the Little Island below the Mills and 
Such other Lands or banks by the River belonging to the Town 
as may be tho Proper to be lett, and if Let to be Lett under Such 
regulation and Direction as the Town Shall prefcribe. (19) To 
know the Mind of y* Town whether they will Make a buy Law, 
to prevent Sheep runing at Large without a keeper from the 
firft Day of April next to the firft of May following. — 
And to Order the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons as the 
Town are Indebted to, to bring in their Acc ts . to the Selectmen 



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at the Houfe of y* Wid w . Mary Learned Inholder on Fryday the 
28 d . of Feb y . Currant at three of y* Clock after noone And to 
Notify Late Collectors of the High Way Rates who have not 
made up their Acc ts . to bring in their Acc ts . and to make up with 
s d Selectmen at s d . time and place. 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on the 28 th . of Feby. 1752 at y e 
Wid w . Mary Learneds in order to take in the Acc ts . of thofe 
Perfons that the Town is indebted to. 

Sundry Acc ts . Acc ts . were taken in by y* Selectmen on the 
20 th . of January Laft relating to the Great Bridge in order to 
Settle Acc ts . with the other Towns Concerned with s d Bridge 
which are Recorded (Page 82) And Settled Feby. 11. 1752. See 
Page (83) which Acc ts : have not as Yet been Laid before the 
Town nor Money Granted to pay them, thofe Acc ts . are as fol- 
low's. viz 1 . 

To Jonas Coollidge for 1 Tun & 5 feet Timb r . 
30/ for Meafuring 691 feet of plank ll d 

£1 = 10=11 
To And w . White 3 Days work at s d Bridge 
2/8 P ..=.8 = .. 

To John Whitney 2 Days work 5/4 l / 2 a Day 
himi'elf & Teem 2/5 & 1 Tun y 2 & 3 feet 
Timb r .2=.9 =.9 

To Dan 1 Whitney 6 Days work 16/ a load of 
Stones carting of plank & Speeks 5/4 1 — .1=.4 
To John Cook half a Day 1/4 at s d 
Bridge ..—.1 —.4 

To Benj n . Haftings 6 Davs work at 3/4 P 20/ 
and for mending y e Bridge 1751 25/4 .2— .5 —.4 
To David Livermore for Sundry doggs & 
Speeks from April 1751 to 6 th . Nov r : 



following 

To 16 Dinners at M r Saltmarfhes 



To Deacon Sam 1 Fisk for Carrying 
the Waights & Meafures to the 
Province Treafurer y* Laft Year 
to be try'd 2/8 and for his Service 
as An Afsefsor, Help taking par- 
fecting y e Invoice Making the 
Province County & Town Rates 
for ye year 1751 : 13/4 

To Nathanael Harrington Afsef- 
sor for help taking perfecting y* 
Invoice Making the Province 
County & Town Rates for 1751 



,9 =.1 
■10=.8 



£8=16-5 



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13=.4 



-16=. 



To Nath 1 Bright Afsefsor for help 
taking perfecting y* Invoice Mak- 
ing y* Province County & Town 
Rates for y* year 1751 

To Jona n Stone Terfus for one 
Load of wood for y* Wid w Grover 
6/8 and for Sundry things found 
for S d . Wid w . Grover 2/8— and 
for One Load of wood for Sufanna 
Murch 6/8 

To Cap 1 . Nath 1 Coollidge for 200^ 
feet of Board 4/ 300 board Nails 
2/9 for the Schoolhoufe, and for } ..=18 — .. 
three Days & a half work at y e 
Schollhouf 11/3 
To Jona n Bemis for Stones for the Bridge 
between Watertown & Waltham .. — .2 — .8 

To Sam 1 Hager for Stones for Said 
Bridge .. — .2 =.. 

Dan 1 . Whitney for a p r . of Shoos for y* 5 
Wid". Webb ..—.4 =.. 

To Joseph Mafon for his Service 
as Clerk & Treaf r . for y* year 1751 
53/4 for Cafh p d for the Confirm-!- .2=17—. 
ing the Town buy Law 1/ and for 
a Rope for the Bell 2/8 
To Sam 1 Stratton for Mending y e Stocks 
1/4 And y* Pound 5/4 ..—.6 =.8 



LI— .9—. 



£16— .5— .5 



[85] At a General Town Meeting of y* Freehold", and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallefied to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled and Met at the Publick Meeting houfe in 
s d Town on the second Day of March AD. 1752 for the Choice 
of Town Officers, and Tranfacting other Town Affairs Men- 
tioned in the Warrants &c. 

Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r . Moderator of s d . Meeting 

! Jonas Bond Esq r 
M r John Hunt 
Joseph Mafon Esq r . 
M r Jona 11 Bemis 
M r Jos: Harrington 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Town Clerk 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Town Treafurer. 



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J Tonathan Child 
Voted and Chofe for Conftables j j ohn K imbal jun r 

{Nath 1 . Harrington 
Sam 1 . Coollidge jun r 
Joseph Mafon 

Voted and chofe Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather 
Voted and Chofe for fence viewers j ^mos Bond 

. . , , - tt* i itt f Simon Coollidge 

Voted and chofe for Surveyers of High Ways j Pitney 

tt i « /"m_ / t *.u * f Chriftopher Grant 

Voted and Chofe for Tything men ^ AmQS Bond 

tt , , r-u / t t_t • f J° fian Stouel 

Voted and Choie for Hogneves j Uriah Clark 

Voted and Chofe for Meafurers & ( Jonas Coollidge 

Surveyers of Timber plank &c — ( Bez 1 . Learned 

tt i , nu r r tt a S Nath 1 . Coollidge jun r 
Voted and Choie for Hawards j j Q j in Q a j e 

Voted and Chofe W m . Gamage Gager of Cask 

tt i e f f t-^ • \ Tho s . Saltmarfh 
Voted & Chofe for Deer reives j Dayid Livermore 

Voted and Chofe for Saxton, Sam 1 . Stratton 

Voted to give him Two Contributions as has been Ufual, which 

he Accepted as a Satisfaction for his Service. 

Then the Votes were bro 1 . in for a County Treafurer. 



The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town that 
Swine S ld . Run at large this Year under the regulations of the 
Law. and y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Treafurers Accompts were Laid before the Town Red 
and Confidred 

And the Votes were put whether the Town Alow & Accept of y e 
Treafures Acc ts . and the Vote paft full in the Affirmative 
Voted and Appropriated the Intreft money Coming to the 
Town for this prefent Year as follows viz £\\—\Z—A To the 
Support of y* Miniftry & 14=13— .4 for the School 
Voted and Granted for the Rev d M r Storers Salary for the 
prefent Year the Sum of Sixty Six pounds 13/4 £14=13=.4 of 
it to be paid out of y* 2 Intreft money £52 to be Afseft 

£14=13=.4 To be paid 
out of y e Intreft money 

. _ _ J out of borne Arreages or 

forty Pounds School Grants 

.18— 13— .4 To be Af- 
sefed 

Voted and Granted for the Support of ^ poor 13 pounds 6/8 

£13 — .6 — 8 

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was Laid before the Town Amounting to £16=:. 5 — .5 And 
Alowed by a Vote. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of 1 6=.5=.5 To Satisfy & pay 
s*Aqz* 16=.5=.5 
Voted and Granted one Pound Six Shillings & 8 d for y e Repair 
of y e Meeting houfe .1 — .6 — .8 

Voted and Granted four Pound for y* Great Bridge Repairs 

.4—..—.. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* 5 Town to 
Mend the High Ways & Town Ways by Rate this Year and the 
Vote past in the Negative 

Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town 
That thofe Surveyers who are alfo Collectors who have not 
worked out their Rates Shall have the Liberty of Six months 
from this Month to work out and Compleat their lifts or other 
wifed be Conftrained to pay into the Selectmen w l is behind of y r 
Lifts of Rates and the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

The 

[86] The Vote was put whether it is y e Mind of y e Town 
to revive the Town Buy Law relating to Horfes runing at Large 
w th out fetters, and the Vote paft on the Negative. 
M r David Sangers Petition Red to y* Town, and y* Vote put 
whether The Town Grant the prayer of s d Petition. & y e Vote 
paft on the Negative 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Lett 
the Little Island below the Mills and other Town Land or 
landing places Near the River that may be proper to be Lett. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 

Voted to choofe a Committee to Lett the s d Island and other 
Town Lands by the River for this prefent Year. 
Voted and Chofe the pT ^ ent Selectmen to be a Committee for 
y e Ends Aboves d . 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to 
Make a Town buy Law to reftrain Sheep Runing at Large 
without a keeper from the firft Day of April Next to y* firft of 
May following. & the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
Upon a Motion Made and Seconded, The Vote was put whether 
this Meeting S ld . be Adjourned and y* Remaining buifnefs thereof 
to Mondy the Ninth Inftant to this place at 3 Clock after 
noon 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
And the Meeting was Accordingly Adjourned 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds on 
March the 9 th . 1752. all the Selectmen took the Oath prefcribed 
in an Act of this Province Made in the Year 1748. Chap tr : Ten 
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Joseph Mafon took the oath of a Town Clerkl Before Nath 1 . 
a Town Treafurer, and An Afsefsor, & y* oath}- Harris Justice 
aboves d J peace 

Jonathan Child )~ t , . 
John Kimbal jun' JConftables 
Nath 1 . Harrington 
Samuel Coollidge 



Afsefsors 



Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Lea r 
Amos Bond fence Viewer & Tythingman 
Simon Coollidge ) n . TT . , TTT 

Sam'. Whitney jSurveyers of High Ways 

Jonas Coollidge /Surveyers & Meafurers of Timber plank 
Bez 1 . Learned ) &c 
John Gale H award. 

The abovenamed Perfons were Sworn to their Refpective 
Offices, having firft taken y e Oath mentioned in Chap tr . X Page 
384 as above s d . / 

Before Joseph Mafon Justice peace / 



[87] At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold". & 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown on the 9 th . Day of March 1752 At 
the Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town by Adjurnm 1 . 

Inasmuch as it Appeared to the Town that there was An Act 
of this Province (w ch the Town was not apprized of before) 
Relating to Sheep to prevent their runing at Large from the 15 th . 
of March &c. 

The Vote was put whether the Town do Reconfider the Laft 
Vote paft at the Meeting on y e 2 d Inftant Relating to Sheep. The 
Vote paft in y e Affirmative 

Whereas the Town Paft a Vote at their Laft Meeting w ' 1 was 
on y e 2 d Day of this Inftant March, to Choofe a Com tee . to Let 
y e Island below the Mills, and other Town Land Near the River 
for this prefent Year. And as there May arife Some inconvenancy 
on y e Acc 1 of y e S d . Comm tts . not having power to Let s d . Lands 
or any part of them for more than one Year. — The Vote was put 
whether it is the mind of y e Town to Inlarge s d . Com tees . power 
and that they y e s d Com tee : are Impowred to Let s d . Island and 
other Lands or Any part of them for one or more Years, as the 
Com tee : shall Judge will be moft for the Intreft and benefit of the 
Town, and to Sign a Leafe or Leafes there of in behalf of y* 5 
Town, and y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

Upon a motion made to Choofe a nother or Third Surveyer 
and Meaf r . of Timber &c- The Vote was put whether it is the 
Mind of y e Town to Choofe a Third Surveyer and Meaf r . of 
Timber Plank &c. and the Vote paft in the Negative. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of y e Wid w . Mary 
Learneds on the 16 th . Day of March AD. 1752. The Wid w . 



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Webbs time of boarding w th . M r John Coollidge being Near Ex- 
piring. The Selectmen Agre'd with M rs . Mercy Coollidge y* 
wife of y* s d Jn° Coollidge (He not being prefent by reafon of 
Bodily infermity) To board y e S d . Wid w . Webb & to look well 
after her for the Space of one Year from the Twenty fifth of this 
Inftant March for Three Shillings & Seven pence % P r week 
& if any Extraordinary charge s ld . happen by reafon of sicknefs 
or lamenefs to have Reafonable Satisfaction therefor. To w * 1 . 
M rs . Coollidge Concented. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen Appointed the Surveyers of " igh Ways 
their Refpective Diftricts &c viz 1 . Simon Coollidge Surveyer 
his Diftrict to be All the High Ways & Town Ways belonging 
to y* Town Eaftly of the Town way Leading from y e Country 
Road by Eb r . Goddards) acrofs y e Town by the Meeting houfe 
down to Cambridge Line Near Thomas Wellingtons, and the 
Southerly part of s d Lane from y e s d . Meetinghoufe to y e Country 
Road Afores d . — And 

Sam 1 . Whitney Surveyer His Diftrict to be all the High Ways 
& Town Ways belonging to the Town Wefterly of y e Town way 
Leading from y e Country Road a ^ ng by the Meeting houfe to 
Cambridge Line Near Tho s : Wellingtons. And the Northerly 
part of s d - way from y e Meeting houfe, alfo y* Country Roads on 
y e South Side of y e River. 

[88] At a Meeting of y* 5 Selectmen the 23 d Day of March 



AD. 1752 Several of the Late Sureyers of y* High Ways who 
were .Collectors Meet the Selectmen and gave Acc 1 . of the Lifts 
&c. viz 1 . 

Daniel Bond for y* 5 Year 1750. Work't out his Rate- 
Sam 1 . Stratton for y e Year 1748 had work't out his Rate, (only 
Some Nonrefidents & wid w . Grant Phinhas Holdins Exceptd) 
Jonas Coollidge Surveyer for y^ Year 1749. Was behind ab 1 . 



W m . Coollidge Surveyer for y e Years < 1746 > had behind in his 



Lift ab 1 . £17 Ditto. 

Smith Prentice Surveyer for y e Year 1750 was behind in his 
Lilt ab c . £32 Ditto 

Cap 1 . Brown who was a Surveyer in Watertown for the Years 
( 1741 ) was behind in his Lifts not work't out ab l . £40 old 
(1742) Tenor 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Houfe of Jonas Bond Esq 1 ", 
on the 30 th . Day of March AD. 1752. 

The Selectmen Agre'd to Defire M r Benj n . Haftings to take 
the care of y* Great Bridge for this p r fent Year as he has done for 
for Some Years past, and Lay his Acc 1 . before the Selectmen at 
at the Clofe of y e Year. 



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The Selectmen being Informed & Notifyed in Writing by L l . 
Daniel Whitney that he had taken in to his Houfe the Widow 
Sarah Chadwick and her Daughter Submitt Chadwick who Came 
Laft from Waltham, and came to Watertown the 22 d Day of 
Decem r Laft 

Alio Notified in Writing by Jona n Child that He had taken in 
to his houfe one Margret Wilkefon a Young woman who Came 
to Watertown the 23 d . of Octob r . Laft paft, and She Came Laft 
from the Town of Wendham in Connetticut, who have no great 
Subftance. 

The Seleamen Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants dir £ ted 
to the Conftables cf Watertown, requiring them to Warn the 
above named perfons to Depart out of s d Watertown. 

The Selectmen Agreed to Meet again on the 20 th . of April Next 
at the Houfe of Tho s . Saltmarfhes at three of the Clock Affernoon 
in Order to Adjust the Charge of y e Poor and proportion and 
Settle the Same with the Selectmen of Waltham thofe poor w^. 
they are Concerned in. 

Ordred the Clerk to Send a Notification of s d . Meeting to the 
Selectmen of Waltham to Defire them to meet at s d - time & place 
on s d . Affair. 

[89] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown & Wal- 
tham at m r Tho s : Saltmarfhes on the 20 th . of April AD. 1752 
Appointed for y e Adjufting of y e Acc ts . of the poor Maintained by 
s d . Town's. After Confiderable Debate abo 1 y 6 Wid w . Mary 
Maddocks it was Concluded to put off the Adjufting s d . Acc ts . 
till Some other time, & in the Mean time for y e Selectmen of Each 
Town to git information relating to her going out of Watertown 
and coming in Again &c. 

The Selectmen of Watertown Agreed w th . M r Sam 1 . Coollidge 
Schoolmafter that he S Id . have the Grant or Alowance the Town 
Made for the Support of the School for y e Year 1751. for his 
Service in keeping the School from the 20 th . of April 1751 to 
the 20 th of April 1752 His Board at M r Sam 1 . Whitneys & what 
s d Whitney Laid out for him, and what y* Selectmen Laid out for 
him the Laft Year to be Alowed and Deducted out thereof, to 
which the Said Coollidge Concented. 

And the Said Selectmen Agreed further w th . the s d . S. Coollidge 
to Continue to keep the School, and he to receive as a reward for 
his reguler keeping s d . School after the Rate of forty Pounds P 
Year for the time that He shall keep y e s d . School regulerly 
& well, He to Board him Self or paying for his boarding, unto 
all which the Said Sam 1 Coollidge Agreed and was Content. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at M r John Hunts on the fourth 
Day of May AD. 1752. The Seleamen having rec d . a Precipt 
from the High Sherriff of the County of Midd x . Requiring them 
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& Depute a perfon to Reprefent them at a Great & General Court 
appointed to be Convened held & kept at Concord on Wednefday 
the Twenty Seventh Day of of this Inftant May. In obfervance 
whereof Ordred the Clerk to Isue out warrants Directed to y* 
Several Conftables of s d Town To warn the freehold", and other 
Inhab ts . of s d Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in the Choice 
of a Reprefentative to Afsemble & Meet at y e publick Meeting 
Houfe in s d . Town on Munday the Eighteenth Day of May Cur- 
rant at three of y e Clock After Noone, Then and there to Elect 
and Depute a Meet perfon to Reprefent y e Town of Watertown 
at a great and Gen 1 Court Appointed to be Convened held & kept 
at the Court houfe in Concord on Wednefday the Twenty 
Seventh Day of this Inftant May. 

Likewife to Order the s d . Conftables to warn the freeholders 
and other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town 
Affairs, to Meet at the publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on the 
Eighteenth Day of this Inftant May at four of y e Clock After- 
noon for the Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To know the mind of y e Town whether they will Sell that 
piece of Land belong to the Town Lying between y e Country 
Road and the Mill crick above the Corn Mill, or any part of it, 
and if y e Town See meet to Sell, then to chofe and Impower a 
Com tee : to Sell the Same, they following Such Directions as the 
Town shall give them refpecting the Manner of Sale and to give 
Lawfull Conveyances thereof in the Name & behalf of y e Town, 
to y e purchafers thereof. 

2. In cafe the Town do not See meet to Sell the Land aboves d . 
then to know the mind of y e Town whether they will Leafe out 
s d piece of Land for Such a Term of Years as may Encourage the 
hireing and building thereon, and to Choofe a Com tee . to Leafe 
out y e same agreeable to such Directions as Town shall give. 
3 ly . Whereas there was a grant made by y e Great & Gen 1 . Court 
to Watertown off 1500 Acres of Medow w ch . has not yet been 
Satisfied or taken up, And whereas Watertown Wefton & Wal- 
tham (all originally Watertown) have been at very great Cost 
& Charge in Building Rebuildings & repairings of y e Great Bridge 
over Charles River in Watertown, and ever like to be under Such 
hevy growing charges if Releaf cant be Some way Obtained, upon 
thefe Confiderations to know the mind of y e Town whether they 
will chofe and Impower their Reprefentative to joine with the 
Reprefentatives of Wefton & Waltham, to search the Province 
Records to find s d Grant, and in the Name & behalf of s d Water- 
town Wefton & Waltham To Petition the great & General Court 
for Releaf in s d . premifses, by granting to s d . Towns so much of 
y e unapropriated Lands belonging to the Province as they in their 
Wifdom Shall Judge Equivolent to said Grant of Medow, and 
Adiquate to the great Burden they Lye under relating to s d 
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which y* Publick in general Enjoy & Reap so great benefit & 
Advantage by, or that in their great wifdom they w Id . otherwife 
releave them. 

(Which was Done Accordingly bearing Date v* 5 th . of May 
&c) 

[90] At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and 
other Inhab ts : of Watertown Qualified to Vote in y* Choice of 
a Reprefentative Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in s d . Town on the 18 th . Day of May AD. 1752. for the 
Choice of a Perfon to Reprefent them at a Great & General Court 
Appointed to be Convened held & kept for his Majestys Service at 
the Court Houfe in Concord on the 27 th . Day of this Initant 
May. the Majer part of y* Selectmen being Prefent. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to 
Chofe a Perfon to Reprefent them at the General Court aboves d . — 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Upon a Motion made and Seconed, a previous Vote was put, 
viz 1 . Whether it is the Mind of y 6 Town That the Perfon 
who Shall be Chofen to Reprefent the Town at the Gen 1 . Court 
Aboves d . That without He upon his being Chofen shall imme- 
diatly Declare that he will Serve the Town Gratis, or that if He 
shall receive Any Wages for his Service that He will pay the 
Same into the Town Treaiurey for the Ufe of the Town, and 
without He do thus Declare his choice shall be Look't upon as 
Nul and Void, and the Town proceed to a Nother Choice and So 
till one Accept on Said Terms. — And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative 

Then the Voters were called upon to bring in their Votes for 
a Reprefentative And after the Votes were bro 1 . in, Sorted and 
Numbred it Appeared by the Votes that M r John Hunt was 
Chofen to Reprefent the Town at y* Great & Gen 1 Afsembly 
Above said, by the Majer part of the Voters prefent. who De- 
clared his Acceptance on the terms propofed in the above previous 
Vote. And took the Oath Required to be taken relating to v* 
paper bills of Credit on y e Neighbour Provinces referred to in 
y e Return on y* back of y e precipt.) 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other 
Inhabtents of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled at Publick Meeting Houfe in S d . Town 
on Munday the 18 th . Day of May AD. 1752. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r . Moderator of s d . Meet- 
ing. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town to Sell 
that piece of Land belonging to the Town Lying Between the 
Country Road and the Mill Crick above the Corn Mill. — And 
the Vote paft in the Affermative. 

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Voted and Chofe the prefent Selectmen to be s d . Committee 
who are Impowred to sell s d piece of Land, they following the 
Directions the Town Shall give to them. Then the Vote was put 
Whether it is the Mind of the Town that the Method the 
Committee aboves d . Shall take in Selling the aboves d . piece of 
Land, Shall be to poft the Sale up Some Convenant time before 
hand at the Publick Houfes at s d . Town And Apoint in the 
Notifications of s d . Sale a time for s d . Sale, and then put it up 
either in whole or in part, and the Higeft bidder to have it, 
And the Committee to give Conveyances of y e same in the name 
of y e Town to Such Perfon or Perfons who shall Appear in a 
fair and Reguler Manner to be the higheft bidder he or they pay- 
ing Down the Money bidden for the Same, or giving Sufficient 
Security for the Same to the Town to the Acceptance of y e Com- 
mittee. And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Then 

[91] Then the Third Article in the warrant for warning 
the meeting was Red and there upon the following Vote was put. 
viz 1 . Whereas there was an Ancient Grant made by the Great 
and General Court to Watertown off 1500 Acres of Midow 
which has not Yet been Satisfyed or taken up, and Whereas Wat- 
ertown Wefton & Waltham (all origanally Watertown) have 
been at Very great coft and Charge in Building and Rebuildings 
and Repairings of y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Water- 
town and ever like to be under Such a heavy and growing Charge 
if relief cant be Some way Obtained, upon w° h Confiderations 
whether it is the mind of the Town to chofe and Impower their 
Reprefentative to joine with the Reprefentatives of Wefton & 
Waltham, And in the Names and behalf of s d Watertown Wefton 
& Waltham to Petition the Great & General Court for releaf 
in s d . premifses prayind s d . Court to Grant to said Towns So 
much of the Unapropriated Lands belonging to this Province as 
they in their Wifdom Shall judge Equivolent to S d . Grant of 
Medow, and Adquate to y e Great Burden they Lye under relating 
to s d . Bridge that y* s d Three Towns may be the better enabled 
to bear their hevy Burden by which the Publick enjoy a great 
benefit & Advantage, or that the s d . Honourable Court in their 
great wifdom w ld . otherwife releave them the three Towns 
abovesaid. And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

June 15 th . 1752. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M rs . Mary Learneds to 
Confider the Lift of Licenced Perfons. After the List was Con- 
fidred the Selectmen gave their Confent That Tho s : Saltmarfh 
Wid w . Mary Learned & David Coollidge Inholders Mefs rs . John 
Hunt & Cornelius Waldo Retailers S ld . have their Licences 
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of M r Peter Jehonot Approbated him to be a Retailer for Six 
Months and recommended him 

The Selectmen Agree'd that there be Two Shifts and a Peticote 
provided for the Wid w . Deliverance Webb, and that M rs . Mercy 
Coollidge be Defired to get them. — Agreed alfo to go to the 
Minifteral houfe on Thurfday y* Eighteenth Inftant to View the 
Same, and See what repairs is Necefsary to be be made and that 
M r Benj n . Hafting who is a Houfewright be Defired to meet y* 
Selectmen at s d . Houfe. 

The Selectmen on the 18 th . of June 1752 According to 
Agreem*. went to View the Miniitral Houfe and upon View 
found So much Necefsary to be done to the houfe and Barn that 
they Agreed to call the Town together in Sep r . Nex and to Lay 
the Matter relating to the s d Houfe & Barn before the Town 
for their Confideration & Determination relating to y e premifses. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at y e Dwelling Houfe of 
Joseph Mafon on the Eleventh Day of Auguft 1752. The 
Selectmen having on y e 18 th . of June Laft View'd the Minifteral 
Houfe and Barn and found them in Such a Condition that they 
thought it proper to Lay it before the Town for their Determin- 
ation and did then Agree that there Should be a Meeting called 
some time in Sep r next for that End. The Selectmen do therefore 
Now Agree, And Order the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed 
to the Conftables to Warn the freeholders and other Inhab ts . of 
Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on Munday the 

Eighteenth 

[92] Eighteenth Day of Sep r . next at three of the Clock 
afternoon for y e Ends following viz 1 . ( 1 ) To Chofe a Moderator 
for Said Meeting. (2) To hear the Report of the Selectmen 
Relating to the Repairing of the Miniftral Houfe and Barn 
(3) For the Town to Manifest what Repairs Shall be Made to 
the Minifteral Houfe for the Security and Safe preferving of 
the Same, and that it may be more Comfortable for our Revrend 
Paftor. (4) Whereas the old Barn Standing on the Minifteral 
place is Very poor and judged not worth Repairing. To know 
the Mind of y e Town whether they will Build a New Barn on 
the Minifteral place for the Ufe thereof and if they See caufe to 
Build then to Determine on the Dementions that it Shall be off, 
and when to be finifhed. — And if the Town Shall Agree to Repair 
the Minifteral Houfe and Build a Barn as aboves d . Then (5) to 
make a Grant of Money that Shall be judged Sufficient to Effect 
s d . Repairs and Building, to be Afsefsed and Collected with all 
proper Speed, and to do any other thing or things that may be 
thought proper and Expedent, to forward s d . Repairs and 
Building. 

(6) Whereas there is a Small piece of Mowing Land &c to be 
Sold Adjoining to the Minifteral place, which is thought May 



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Accommodate the s d . Minifteral place, To know the Mind of the 
Town whether they will purchafe the Same, or any part thereof, 
to be Laid to the Minifteral Lot the better to Accomodate the 
Same, and to be for the Ufe of the Miniftry, And for the Town 
to Act their Pleafure relating thereunto, and if the Town See 
meet to purchafe then to do any thing or things that may be 
Necefsary to be done for the Effecting of the Same. (Warrants 
were Isued out Accordingly) — 

Deacon Sam 1 Fisk having Related to one or more of y e Selectmen 
that M r Sam 1 Coollidge Schoolmafter (who some time since 
came to his houfe to Board) was So difordred that He defired that 
the Selectmen w ld . take care to provide another place to board 
him at. 

The Selectmen at this Meeting took this Matter relating to m r 
Coollidge in to Confideration and they are of Oppinion that m r 
Coollidge at prefent is not capable of Managing the School 
as it ought to be. Therefore they Agree that the School be 
Shut up for the prefent, And if the s d . M r Coollidge Shall Con- 
tinue uncapble of Keeping the School, then to proceed to provide 
Another Schoolmafter. The Selectmen judging M r Sam 1 Whitney 
(with whom s d Coollidge by agrm 1 of y e selectmen formerly 
boarded) to be a perfon Very Sutable to take the care of y e s d . Mr 
Coollidge under his prefent Circumftances. The s d . m r Whitney 
having (when applyed to) manifefted to Some of y e Selectmen 
that He w ld . take the s d . M r Coollidge again upon Reafonable 
Confideration (having firft a Tryal how he Conducts before he 
Concludes upon a Confideration) The Selectmen Accordingly 
Agre'd that y e s d M r Coollidge S ld . be put to y e s d M r Whitney to 
board and to be under his care. And under his prefent Circum- 
ftances to be Reftrained from Runing about from Houfe to Houfe 
which practice has been thought very hurtfull to him, and if no 
other Methods will prevail, then to reftrain him by Chaining of 
him that So if pofsable He may be bro 1 to his right Mind so as 
to be Servicable again. The Selectmen alfo Agree that s d . M r 
Whitney Shall be Reafonably Satisfied by the Town for His care, 
trouble & Boarding y e s d . M r Coollidge. and that He take the 
care of y e s d M r Coollidge as aboves d till further Order of y* 
Selectmen. The Selectmen Agree that what is juftly due to M r 
Coollidge for keeping the School for time paft (after his Juft 
debts are paid, for cloths taken up for him &c) be improved in 
Anfwering for his Board where it is already or hereafter may be 
due. and that y e Selectmen take y* Care to git him to y* s d . M r 
Whitneys to be under his care as aboves d . 

[93] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 19 th . Day of 
Auguft 1752 At m r Jona 11 Bemis's In order to treat w th . m r 
Sam 1 . Baldwin, to keep the Grammer and Englifh School in 
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Baldwin being prefent, The Selectmen Agreed with Him to keep 
s d . School for one Quarter of a Year and to have as a Reward 
from the Town for his Service after the Rate of forty Pounds P r 
Year Lawfull money, The s d . M r Baldwin to Board himfelf, and 
the Quarter to begin the Twenty fourth of this Inftant August. 
To w ch . y* s d . M r Sam 1 . Baldwin Agre'd and Confented. — 

At a General Town meeting of y e Freeholders and other In- 
hab ts . of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled at y 6 Publick Meeting 
Houfe in S d . Town on the Eighteenth Day of Sep r . AD. 1752. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq 1 " Moderator of s d . Meeting. 
Then the Selectmen made a Varble Report to y* Town Relating 
to the Miniftral Houfe and Barn. After which 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town that 
the Repairs to be done at the Minifteral Houfe for the prefent 
be to New Cover or Shingle the Roof on the Backfide or 
Wefterly & Northerly Sides of ^ Roof together with Mending 
the gutters and Windows. And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Then after the Matter was Debated relating to y e Barn on y* 
Miniftral place. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town to build 
a New Barn on the Minifteral place for y 6 Ufe thereof. And 
y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town that y* 
s d . Barn to be Built on y* Minifteral place shall be of y e following 
Dementions viz 1 . Thirty feet Square and fourteen feet Poft. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town That 
S d . Barn Should be Compleated and finifhed by the firft of June 
Next. 

And y* Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of Town To 
Grant the sum of forty Six pounds 13/4 Lawfull money for the 
Carrying on the Repairs and Building which the Town has Voted 
to be Done. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. — 
Then upon Some Confiderations a motion was made & 
Seconded to Adjourn this Meeting for a fortnight. Accordingly 
the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to Adjourn 
this Meeting and y e Remaining buifnefs to this Day fourtnight 
Three Clock Afternoon at this place. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
At a General Town Meeting on the Second Day of Octob r : 
1752 At y e publick Meeting houfe by Adjournment. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town that the 
46=:13=.4 Granted the Laft meeting on y^ 18 th of Sep 1 " Laft 
paft Shall be forth with Afsefsed & Collected 

And y e Vote paft in y* Negative 



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The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of Town, To 
Appropriate y e following Sums of money to be Improved for the 
Repairing the Minifteral Houfe and Building a Barn on y* 
Miniftral place as Voted by the Town y e Laft Meeting on y e 
W. h of Sep r Laft. Viz 1 . Two Province Bills which were paid into 
the Treafurey, by m r John Hunt Laft May Meeting viz 1 , one of 
20 Dollers, the other of 28 Dolers & % amounting to fourteen 
pounds Twelve Shillings, alfo the Sixteen pounds in Col. W m . 
Brattles Hands belonging to the Town which was fines paid to 
him by Men Impreft by his order viz*. W m . Coollidge Nehemiah 
Mafon & Silas Bright, alfo Two pounds 13/4 of what Remains 
of what was Rec d . of Col 1 . Brattle of fines before the Above 
mentioned, alfo four pounds 18/8 due to the Town from the 
Truftees. alfo a Note in the Treafurey given by M r Henry 
Spring of 13/4 Alfo a Bond of M r Jona". Bemis of four pounds 
6/8 all mounting to fourty three pounds 4/ Lawfull money and 
to be paid by order of y* Selectmen for y* above Service. And y e 
Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The 

[94] The Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town 
That the Sum of Three Pounds Nine Shillings & four pence 
Lawfull Money be paid out of the Treafurey to Compleat the 
forty Six pounds 13/4 Granted for the Repairing the Minifteral 
Houfe and building a Barn on y* Minifteral place. And y* Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to 
Choofe a Committee to take Effectual Care and See to the 
Repairing of y e Minifteral Houfe and the Building of a Barn 
on the Minifteral place as Voted to be done ; and they to Ufe their 
best Skill and Care, and take Such Methods for the Accomplifhing 
of the Same as in their Judgm*. Shall be moft for the Towns 
Intreft. 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 
Voted and Chofe the prefent Selectmen to be the Commtee for 
y e Ends aboves d . 

Then the Sixth Article in the Warrant was Red to the 
Town ; and after Debate thereon. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to 
Choofe a Committee to Enquire what the Land Mentioned in 
s d Article may be had for and Make Report at next March 
Meeting, and y* Vote paft in y* Negative 

Then the Vote was put whether it is the mind of the Town 
to purchafe s d . piece of Land referred to in s d Sixth Article. 

And the Vote paft in the Negative 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Jonas Bonds Esq r . on the 26 th of 
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The Selectmen Agreed and Defired m r Jona n . Bemis to Cart 
some Gravil as Soon as may be on to y* Great Bridge 

The Selectmen Defired Joseph Mafon & Jonas Bond to go to 
M r Sam 1 Coollidges and See after the Towns Amminifion Lodged 
there and See and Stur the Powder, and Defire m r Coollidge to 
take good care of y e s d . Powder and to turn it once a month 
or at left once in two months and to be reafonably Satisfyed for 
his trouble. — 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph Mafon 
Esq 1 ", on the on the firft Day of Dec r . AD. 1752. Some of y* 5 
Rails and Posts of y* Great Bridge being brok down, Agreed 
that m r Benj n . Haftings be Defired forthwith to put up Pofts 
and Rails where they be wanting. Defired m r Jona n Bemis to 
See & procure Stuff for the same, and Afsift m r Hafting in 
puting them up. 

The Wid w . Webb wanting 2 Aprons & a wefcot & p r of 
shoo's Agreed that M rs Coollidge be Defired to get her a Waft- 
coat and two Aprons. & Defired Joseph Mafon to procure her a 
p r of shoos. Ordred the Treafurer to furnifh m rs Coollidge with 
money to procure y* Waftcoat & Aprons. 

At s d . Meeting it was Agreed by y e Maj r . part of y* Selectmen 
to try M r Sam 1 Coollidge once more in the School He appearing 
to be very well Compofed again, and it is hopefull he may anfwer 
the end of a Schoolmafter. Agreed to meet again at m r Bemis 
the fourth Day of this Inftant Decemb r . at four of y e clock after- 
noon and y e Selectmen Defired M r Bemis to Aquaint M r . Coollidge 
that y* Selectmen Defire that He w ld . be prefent at s d meeting. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at m r Jona n . Bemis on the 4 th . 
of Dec r . A.D. 1752 Mr Sam 1 . Coollidge was prefent, and the 
Selectmen gave him a thorough talk relating to his paft Conduct, 
and what He might Expect if he did not behave well in the 
School for the future, they Declared unto him that they put him 
into the School again for Tryal with out Setting any time and 
if he behaved well He S ld . not be wronged, and that He was to 
begin the School the Eleventh Day of this Dec r . M r Coollidge 
Complained that He wanted a winter Coat. Defired m r Bemis 
to git him a Bare Skin Coat and git M r Meed to make it. And 
to give y e Selectmen an Acc 1 . thereof — 

[95] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at Joseph Harringtons 
on the 31 st . of January 1753. The Selectmen Signed an Order 
Dated y e 4 of Dec r 1752 for the payment of m r Dan 11 . Baldwin 
the Sum of Ten pounds for keeping the School three months. 

Ordred the paym 1 . of Ten Pounds Twelve Shillings for 
Metearls and work, for the repairing the Minifteral Houfe So 
far as it has been Reparied. 

The Selectmen being Informed and Notifyed that there are 
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a Diftracted Woman Taken in by m r James Baily who came laft 
from Boston abo 1 . y e Second of Decemb r . Laft alfo Two Children 
viz 1 . John Sloper & Olive Sloper taken in by Ebenezer Thatcher 
who came Laft from Boston & came to him the 22 of Decemb r . 
Laft 

Alfo the Wid w . Abigail Richardfon and her Son Abijah Richard- 
fon they were taken in by Ezra Richardfon who lives in a Houfe 
belonging to John Kembal jun r . the s d . Wid w . Came Laft from 
Lexington Some time in May Laft and the s d . Abijah came Laft 
from as y e s d Kembal Informed the Selectmen. 

The Selectmen Refufing to Accept of the above Named Perfons to 
be Inhab ts . of Watertown They Accordingly Ordred the Clerk 
to Isue out a Warrant Directed to one of y e Conftables to Warn 
the Perfons above Named to Depart out of Watertown. 

Whereas the Selectmen has hereto fore Ordred the Treafurer 
to pay what was Due to m r Sam 1 Coollidge for keeping the School 
one Year to the 20 th . of April Laft paft to him or his order. But 
the Circumftances of y e s d Coollidge has been such Since s d order 
was given, that the Selectmen do now Agree and order the 
Treafurer not to Anfwer any order of y e s d . Coollidge or Acc 1 . 
before He firft Lay the Same before y e Selectmen for their Ap- 
probation. The Selectmen Agreed that Jonas Coollidge be paid 
out of what is Due to his Brother Sam 1 , for what He procured for 
him, and that M r . Jona". Bemis be paid for what He got by 
order of y e Selectmen at m r Goulds for s d . Coollidge and that 
Dea n . Sam 1 . Fisk be paid his Ace 1 , of Three pounds Eight Shillings 
& 8 d ^4 out of w l is Due to s d . Coollidge if Enough remains, or so 
far as it will go towards s d . Acc 1 . 

The Selectmen Agree to meet again on the Twelf Day of 
Feb 17 : Next at M r John Hunts at four clok after noon. M r 
Joseph Harrington was Defired to aquaint m r Jofiah Stearns, 
that y e Selectmen defire that H e w ld . meet with them at s d . time 
& place. 

The Clerk Isued out a Warrant to warn the above 
named perfons to Depart out of Watertown all but 
Ann Mickel who Deceafed before the warrant was 
Sent to the Officer — 

[96] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at m r . John Hunts on 

y e 12 th . Day of Feb*. 1753 

The Selectmen Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed 
to the Conftables of Watertown for the Warning of a Town 
Meeting of y e Inhab". of said Town to be on the fifth Day of 
March Next at 9 of the Clock in the morning at the Publick 
Meeting Houfe in s d . Town for the Ends following, viz 1 . (1) To 
Choofe a Moderator (2) To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk 
& Treafurer a Conftable or Conftables Afsefsors & all Such other 



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Town Officers as by Law are to be chofen in the month of March 
Annually (3) To Choofe a Saxton. and agree how he Shall be 
Satisfyed for his Service. (4) To put in their Votes for a County 
Treafurer. (5) To know the mind of the Town whether Swine 
Shall run at Large this Year under the regulations of Law in 
such cafe. (6) To Hear The Town Treafurers Acc u . and for the 
Town to pafs upon them. (7) For the Town to Appropriate 
their Intreft Money Coming to the Town this prefent Year the 
year beginning the Eleventh of December Laft. (8) For the 
Town to Grant an Honourable Salary for y* Rev d . M r Storer for 
the Year Enfuing the year beginning the firft Day of March 
Next. (9) To Grant Money for the Support of the Grammer & 
Englifh School for this prefent Year. (10) To grant Money for 
the Support of the poor this prefent Year. (11) To hear the 
Acc ts . of thofe Perfons to whom the Town is Indebted, and to 
Grant Money to pay & Satisfy y e Same (12) To Grant Money 
for the Repairs of y* Meeting houfe (13) To Grant Money for 
the Repairing of ye Great Bridge in s d . Town. (14) To know 
whether the Town will mend the High Ways and Town Ways 
by Rate Afseft on the Ratable Inhab ts . & Estates this prefent Year, 
and if the Town See Caufe to Come into this Method, then to 
Make a Sutable Grant of Money for the Same, and that Perfons 
have the Liberty to work out what they shall be afseft at for y l 
Service (if they See meet) provided it be work't out within the 
Year at such prizes for Men and Teems as the Town Shall Agree 
upon; And to Choofe the Surveyers of High Ways to be the 
Collectors of Said Rate or to See y l it be faithfully work't out 
within the Year in the Way and Manner y* the Town Shall or 
may Agree upon. (15) To hear the Report of the Selectmen 
referring to the Land that the Town Impowred them to Sell 
Lying by the Mill Crick &c. (16) To hear the Requefts of Some 
of the Conftables relating to some perfons Rates in their Lists, 
and for the Town to Act their pleafure w th . Relation thereto. 
(17) To know the mind of the Town whether they will Leaie 
out the Little Island be low the Mill and other banks and Landing 
places by the River belonging to the Town (w ch . were leafed out 
y* Laft Year) for one or more Years as the Town may Agree 
upon ; and if the Town See Meet to Let out the same, Then to 
Choofe a Committee for \ rt End. 

And to Order the Conftables to Notify Such Perfons to whom 
the Town is Indebted to bring in their Acc ts . to y* Selectmen at 
the Houfe of y« Wid w . Mary Learneds on Wednefday the 28 th . 
of Feb y . Currant at three of the Clock After Noon in Order to 
there being Laid before the Town At their Annual Meeting. 
And alfo to Notify the Surveyers of High Ways who were 
Collectors to meet y e Selectmen on the s d . 28 th . Day of Feb 7 , in 
Order to make up their Ace 15 , with the Selectmen. 



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Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant to Warn one Daniel 
Peirce to Depart out of Watertown the Selectmen Refufing to 
Accept of him to be An Inhab 1 . in Watertown. He came Laft 
from Waltham Abo 1 . April or May Laft. 

A Warrant was Isued out Accordingly. 



[97] At a meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of y* 
Wid w . Mary Learned on the 28 th . Day of Feb>\ 1753. For the 
Taking in of y e Acc 1 . of thofe Perfons the Town is indebted to. 
The Acc ts . Taken in are as follows, viz 1 . 
Docter Jofiah Convers for Looking after the 
Widow Webb in the Time of her Sicknefs in y e 
Year 1751 00=18=00 
Jona n Bemis for Three Days work of his Teem and 
4 Da)'s ^ of a Man carting Gravil to y* Great 
Bridg 13/4 And for Moving Timb r . out of y* 5 
County Rode 1/1 ..—14 — .5 
Benj n . Haftings for work & Care of y e Great 
Bridge puting up new pofts & Rails and repeted \ .1 = 12 — .. 
mending in the Year 1752 j 
Edward Harrington for 2 Days work of a Teem 
3 Days of a man and 2 Days of a Lad, 

Carting Gravel to y e Great Bridge 12/7 \ ..=18=. 8 

for haling Timber out of y* Road 2/1 
for Stones for a Bridge 4/ 6/1 
Nath 1 . Harrington Afsefsor for Help making the 1 
Town Rate taking and perfecting the Invoice \ ..=13 =.4 
Making y e Province & County Rates J 
Sam 1 . Coollidge Afsefsor for the Like Service 

13=4 ..—16=.. 
& for Stones for a Bridge .2 — 8 J 

Cap 1 David Baldwin for 115 feet of Slitwork for 
y e Great Bridge ..=.5 =.5 

Joseph Peters for mending School houfs lock & 
making a key .. — .1 =.4 

David Livermore for Doggs for y e Great Bridge 

& Speeks 1 — 6 — and for Staples for y e School ^ 

houfe Door 3 d l / 2 & for a Chain & Staples for ..—.3—3/2 
y e Towns us 1/6— 1/9 */> 

Joseph Mafon Esq r . Afsefsor for helping making al 
the Rates for the Year 1752 ..—13— .4 

For Warrant to warn out Lydia Murch 
Service & Entering Caution .. — .2 = 1 

For a p r of Shoos for y e Wid w : Webb 



Joseph Harrington Cafh paid for y e Mending the 
School houfe Chair 



= 19=.5 



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Sam 1 Jenifon for Haling out Timb r . out of 

High Way ..—.3= 3 

Jonas Coollidge for fifteen feet of 

Timb r . for Smelt Brok Bidge ..— .9— .. 

for 145 feet of 2 inch y 2 Plank at 

20/ P hundred .1— .9— .. 

for Six feet of Timb r . for y e Great 

Bridge ..— .3=.0 2— A— .. 



Voted and Chofe for Selectmen 



L9=.$=.y 2 

Two Survers Appered at the aboves d . Meeting viz 1 Capt 
John Brown and M r W m . Coollidge But Neither of them made 
up y r Acc ts . as Collectors they Each Said they had almoft Work't 
out their Rates & wo ld . see it done this Spring. — 

[98] At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold" & 
other Inhab": of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled and Meet to- 
gether at the Publick Meeting Houfe in s d . Town on the fifth 
Day of March AD. 1753. for the Choice of Town Officers, and 
other Town Concerns, to be Acted upon. 

1. Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r . to be Moderator for s d 
Meeting. 

Joseph Mason Esq r 
Jonas Bond Esq r . 
Enf n . Jona n . Bemis 
Corn 1 . Edw* 1 . Harrington 
Deacon Sam 1 . Fifk 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Town Clerk 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq 1 ". Town Treafurer. 
Voted and Chofe Samuel Whitney firft Conftable [ 
Voted and Chofe Jona n . Learned 2 d Conftable. who made his 
pleas & afked y e favour of the Town to releafe & Difmifs him 
from being Conftabl 

The was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Difmifs 
Jonatha Learned from Serving as Conftable this Year, and the 
Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe John Sawin to be 2 d Conftable, who said he 
w Id . Serve. 

{Joseph Mafon Esq r 
Nath 1 . Bright 
Sam 1 . Fisk 

Voted and Chofe Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather. 

TT . . , . . __. ( Isarel Mead 

Voted and Chofe for fence Viewers j j Qn ^ Brown junr> 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyers of j Jonathan Stone jun er 
High Ways ( Sam 1 . Coollidge jun r . 

• Undecipherable. 



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Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j j^faT" 

x r j , r , tj . ( John Gale 

Voted and Chofe for Hogneves | gaml> Nutting junr> 

Voted and Chofe for Meaf rs . and f Jonas Coollidge 

Survey", of Timb r plank boards Slitwork \ 

Clabboards Shingles [ Bezaleel Learned 

( Thomas Clark 
Voted and Chofe for Hawards | Warrin jun r . 

Voted and Chofe Sam 1 . Cook Gager of Cafk. 

Voted and Chofe W m . Gammage Culler of Hoops & Staves 

xr . . . t . ( Thomas Saltmarfh 

Voted and Chofe for Deer neves | Capt Dayid Baldwin 

Voted and chofe Samuel Stratton Saxton. 

Voted to give him for his Service Two Contrabutions as uful 
w ch . he Accepted. 

Then the Votes was bro 1 in for a County Treaf r . & Deli d to a 
Conftable 

The Vote was put whether Swine Should Run at Large this 
prefent Year under the Regulations in the Law in such cafe. 
And y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative 

Then 

[99] Then the Town Treafurers Acc ts . were Laid before 
the Town & Red And it Appeared by the Acc 1 . that there w ld . 
be in the Treafurey when All out Standing was paid in bv y c 
Conftables y e Sum of £260=2=.6^ 
by y e Said Acc 1 . It Appeared that y r was 
paid out of the Treafurey P order the 
Sum of 171=.3=.8M 
that there was in the Treafury 
one Province Note ,8 — 12=. 6 

that there was Out Standing in 
the Conftables hands 80 — .6=.3J^ 



£260=.2=.6^ 

The Vote was Put whether the Town Accept and Alow the 
Treafures Acc 1 . and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. — 
Then the Acc 1 of Intreft mony was Red and it Appeared by 
the Acc 1 . that the Treafurer had Rec d of Intreft money 

28=13=.2 

And that He had paid to ward y e Support of the Miniftry & 
School the Sum of 28= 13=. 2 

The was put whether the Town Accept and Alow this Acc 1 . 
Vote paft in y e Affirm 1 . 

Voted and Appropriated the Intreft money Coming to the 
Town this Year y e Year beginning y e Eleventh of Dec r Laft viz 



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£15 — A — .. towards M r Storers Salary, and £15 — .1 — .8 toward 
the School 

Voted and Granted for y* Rev d . M r Storers Salary for the 
prefent Year the Sum of Sixty Six pounds 13/4 the 15 — A — .. 
of y* Intreft money to be a part thereof and the Reft to be Afseft. 
Voted for the Support of y e Grammer & Englifh School for this 
prefent Year the Sum of forty Pounds the 15 — .1 — .8 of y* Intreft 
money to be a part thereof the Remainder to be Afseft. 
Voted and Granted the Sum of Sixteen pounds for y e Support of 
y e poor this Year 

Then the Accounts of those perfons to whom the Town was 
Indebted was Laid be for y* Town and Alowed amounting to y e 
sum of £9=.S—..y 2 . 

Voted and Granted the Sum of Nine pounds Eight Shillings & 
2 farthings to Satisfy and pay s d . Accounts. — 
Voted and Granted the Sum of Two pounds thirteen Shillings 
and four pence to Satisfy and pay the Clerk & Treafurer for his 
Service for the Year 1752 

Voted and Granted for the Repairs of y* 5 Meeting houfe 
£2—13=4. — 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of four pounds for y e Repairs of y 6 
Great Bridge 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to mend 
the High Ways & Town Ways by a Rate this prefent Year. 
Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Granted the Sum of forty Pounds for the Mending 
the High=Ways and Town Ways to be Afseft on y e Ratable 
Poles & Estates in y* 5 Town 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town that the 
Price of Labour in Mending the High ways and Town ways 
be four Shillings & Nine pence for a man and Teem a Day. 
and a Single man two shillings 4 d Y\ a Day And the Vote paft 
in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe Mefsu". Sam 1 . Coollidge jun r . & Jona n . 
Stone jun r . who are the p r fent Surveyers of High Ways to be 
the Collectors of s d . Rate or Grant, or to See that it be faithfully 
worked out with in the Year at the prices the Tow has Set and to 
make up y r Acc ts . with the Selectmen. 

The Selectmen made y r Varble Report to y* Town That 
according to y e truft Repofed in them they had Sold a piece of 
Land by the Mill Crick to Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . for y* Sum of 
Thirty Six pound Lawfull money, He being the Higheft bidder 
and for which he gave his Bond to y e Town Treafurer. and 
the Selectmen as a Com tee . had given him a Deed in behalf of y* 
Town accordin to Vote of y e Town. 

Then 

[100] Then Several Conftables made their pleas to Abate 
and Sink Several Perfons Rates in their Lists, viz 1 . 



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Jonas Coollidge Late Conftable Pleaded Abatmen 1 . of all 
Isaac Holdins Rates in his Lists amounting in Law- 
full money to .. — .6=.l 
alfo all Benj n . Bonds Rates in his Lift amounting 
to .. — .6 — .4 
alfo John Randels Rate — .1 — .10 
Alfo Josiah Wards Rates in his List amounting to .. — .6 — .4 



1— .. —.7 



The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to Sink 
Isaac Hodens Benj n . Bonds John Randals & Josiah Ward's 
Rates in Jonas Coollidges Lifts — and the Vote past in the 
Affirmative 

Voted and Granted to Jonas Coollidge the Sum of Twenty 
Shillings and Seven pence to make good what was Sunk in his 
Lists of Rates. 

Sam 1 . Cook Late Conftable pleaded Abatm*. of Joseph Mafon 
jun r . Town Rate 5/4 he having paid ye Same Year 
at Concord 5 — .4 

Alfo Joel Whitemors Rate 5 — .4 



10— .8 

Voted and Sunk in Sam 1 . Cooks Lift of Rates Joseph Mafon 
jun r & Joel Whitemors Rates, and Granted the Sum of Ten 
Shillings, & Eight pence to Sam 1 Cook to Supply what was Sunk — 
Nathanael Stone Late Conftable pleaded Abatment of Daniel 
Peirces Province & County Rates in his Lift (He having paid in 
Waltham the Same Year) being Ten Shillings Lawfull money. 
Voted and Abated Daniel Pearces Rates in Nath 1 . Stones 
Liftes, and Granted the Sum of Ten Shillings to said Stone to 
Satisfy the same. 

The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town to Let 
the Little Island below the Mill and the other banks and Landing 
places (which were Let to Bez 1 . Learned Laft Year) for one 
year, and the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted to Choofe a Committee to Let out the Little Island 
banks & Landing places for one Year. 

Voted and Chofe Mefsu rs . Jofeph Harringtone Sam*. Fisk and jona° 
Bcmis to b e a Committee for the Ends above Said. — A 

A 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds on 
ye 9th Day of March AD. 1753. The Seamen viz 1 . Joseph 
Mason & Jonas Bond Esq rs . Enf n . Jonathan Bemis Corn 1 . Ed w . 
Harrington & Deacon Sam'. Fiske took the Oath precibed in y e 
Act for Calling in the Province Bills &c. chap X Page 384 
The Several Perfons under named after they had taken the 
Oath aboves d . were Sworn to their Refpective Offices viz 1 . 



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Joseph Mafon Esq r . To the Office of Town Treafurer Town 
Clerk and Afsefsor. 

Sam 1 . Whitney to the office of Conftable. John Sawin jun r . 
who was Chofen Conftable. Appeared and Declared that He had 
Agreed with Sam 1 . Stratton to Serve Conftable in his Room if the 
Town w ld . Accept of him and Defired the favour that it might be 
Laid before the Town at y r Next Meeting. Said Stratton being 
prefent Declared that He w ld Serve Conftable in the Room of m r 
Sawin if if the Town w ,d . Accept of Him So y e matter was greed 
on to be laid before y e Town 
Deacon Sam 1 . Fisk to y* office of Afsefsor 
Jona". Brown jun r . to y* office of Fence View r . 
Sam 1 . Coollidge to the offices of Survey r . & Collector 

John Gale ) , t . , „ 

Samuel Nutting jun' \ to ? offlce of Hogncvc 

BeT Learnef j t0 the ° ffice of Surve y r - of Timbr P lank &c - 

Tho s Clark I - £ „ 

Sam 1 . Warrin jun' \ t0 ? ° fflce of Haward 

Sam 1 . Cook Gager of Cafk 

W m . Gamage to y* office of Culler of hoops &c 

Whereas 

[101] Whereas there has been great Diforders by Perfons 
Laying down Timber in the Country Roads on both Sides of the 
River whereby Charge has been bro r . on the Town as well as the 
Town in Danger of prefentment. for remedy whereof. The 
Selectmen Agre'd to Defire Cap 1 . David Baldwin M r Cornelius 
Waldo, m r David Livermore & m r John Cook to take perticuler 
Notice who the Perfons are that Lay down Timber on said Roads 
and take Such Evidence thereof whereby Such Perfons may be 
Convicted. And Aquaint the Selectmen thereof, who Agree to 
prefent Such Perfon or Perfons, in ord r . to prevent Such Diforder 
and Charge. 

At a meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph Mason's 
on ^ 27 th Day of March AD. 1753. — At s d Meeting the 
Selectmen took into Confideration Several Acc ts . Relating to what 
has been done for M r Sam 1 . Coollidge prefent Schoolmafter. 

Viz 1 . Deacon Sam 1 . Fisks Ace*, for boarding s d . Coollidge in 
the Year 1751. And y* Selectmen Ordred the payment of w 1 
Still remains Due to him viz 1 . £.2=.4=.2 
Samuel Whitneys Ace*, for Boarding s d . Coollidge 
three Months at 5/4 P r week £3=.9 =.4 

And Six months more to y e 19 th . of Feb y . 
1753 at 6 /P week 7=16=.. 
And for Sundrys procured & done for him 
r s d . Coollidge ..— 12=.5 

£11 = 17=.9 



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Israel Meads Acc 1 . for Making Sundry Cloths for 
s d . Coollidge the Selectmen Alow'd & ordred the 
Ballance to be paid to s d . Meads w° h : is £2= 10=. 8 

Edmund Foul for a p r of Shoos for S d . Coollidge 6/ 
Ordred y e paym* of Six Shillings to s d . Fowl ..=.6 =.. 

Nath 1 . B rights Acc 1 . for mending shoos for s d Cool- 
lidge 3/9 Ordred y e paym 1 . ..—.3 —.9 
John Remingtons Ace 1 , for Sundry Smal things the 
s d . Coollidge had of him Alow'd and ordred the 
paym 1 . of s d Acc 1 . to m r Remington w h . is .. — .1 — .4 
M r Goulds Ace*. 5/4. M r Tho s : Saltmarfhes Acc 1 . 
1/6 Alow'd & ordred y e paym* of both .. — .6 — 10 
Agreed that the above Acc 1 . be paid out of y e Grants made for 
the Support of the School And to be Charged to ^ s d . Sam 1 . 
Coollidges Acc 1 . to be Deducted out of his wages for keeping the 
School. 



Agreed that the D,str,cts A of the Surveyers of y* High ways be 
as follow's viz 1 . M r Sam 1 . Coollidge Surveyer his District to be 
all the High Ways and Town ways Eaft of that Town Way w ch . 
Leads a Crofs the Town by y e Meeting houfe down to Cambridge 
Line. And the South part of s d . Lane up to the Meeting houfe. — 

M r Jonathan Stone jun r . Surveyer His District to be all the 
High Ways & Town Ways Weft of y e Lane that Leads acrofs the 
Town by the Meeting hous down to Cambridge Line with thofe 
On y e South Side of the River, and the North part of s d Crofs 
Lane from the Meeting houfe. — 

Agreed that M r Benjamin Haftings be Defired to take the 
Care of the Great Bridge as he has done for Years past and & 
bring in his Acc 1 . to Selectmen at the clofe of y e Year. — 

Agre'd to Meet on the 23 d Day of April Next Two Clock after 
Noon at m r Rich d . Cuttings in Waltham in ord r . to Adjust the 
Acc 1 . with the Selectmen of Waltham Relating to the poor Sup- 
ported by both Towns and Defired the Clerk to Notify y e Se- 
lectmen of Waltham to meet them at time and place for y e 
Ends propofed. 

This Meeting being the time Appointed for the Boarding out 
the Wid w . Webb Notice thereof being given, There appeared at 
s d . Meeting Cap 1 . John Taynter Mefs rs . Simon Coollidge & Isaac 
Sanderfon, who Each of them Offered to take s d . Widow And 
board her and take good Care of Her for y e Space of one Year 
from the 

Second 

[102] Second Day of April Next (if She Survive) at Two 
Shillings & Eleven pence p r week and if any thing Extraordinary 
s ld . happen by Sicknefs or any other Difasture to be alow'd Reafon- 
able Satisfaction. The S d . Wid w . to Choofe which of the three 



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places She Shall Remove to this the s d . Taynter Coollidge & San- 
derfon Offered & Concented to. The Selectmen Clofing with 
the offer, were to inquire of y* s d . Wid w . and give Notice to w ch . 
place She Chufes to goe. 

The Selectmen Appointed Enf n . Jona n . Bemis & Cor 1 . Ed w . 
Harrington to go to s d . wid w . to know her mind, and give Notice 
to the perion to whom She Chufes to go to Board with. And the 
Perfon She gos to Board with upon his taking her Boarding and 
looking well After her to be Intitled to 2/11 P r Week as aboves d . 
to be paid by the Town. — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown on y e 9 th . Day of 
April 1753 at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds. This being the Year for 
Preambulating on the Lines between Towns &c. 

The Selectmen Appointed Cor 1 . Edw d . Harrington and Deacon 
Sam 1 . Fisk to preambulate and Renew the Marks on A the Lines 
between Watertown & the Adjacent Towns. — Ordred that a 
Load of wood be procured for the Wid w . Grover and sent to her 
and to be paid for out of y e Town Treafurey. 
At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown and Waltham at 
Rich d . Cuttings in Waltham on the 23 d Day of April 1753. The 
Ace*, of the poor, (Exclusive of y* Wid w . Maddocks Charge) was 
Adjufted. As by the Acc 1 . on file, and as Recorded at Length in 
Lib r . 2 Page 58, In the Treafurey. — 

Gentlemen Watertown April 11 th . 1753. — 

We the Subfcribers Afsefsors for the Town of 
Watertown aboves d . have Afseft upon the Ratable 
Poles and Eftates of s d . Town the Sum of forty 
Pounds Lawfull money being the grant Made the 
Laft March Meeting for the Mending of y* High 
Ways and Town Ways and have Committed Lists of 
y* Same to the Several Collectors who are alfo Sur- 

Afsefsors j veyors of y e High Ways; viz 1 . 

_ ., J To m r Sam 1 Coollidge Collector the Sum of 

Certificat ) to ^ 

And To m r Jona n . Stone Collector the 
Sum of £22 — 18 — .. 

with Warrants to Collect the Same, or See that it be 
worked out Agrable to the Vote of the Town, So as to 
make up y r Acc ts . with the Selectmen of s d . Town on 
or before the firft Day of Feb y . Next Enfuing the 
Date hereof — 

Joseph Mason 
To y* Selectmen of Watertown Sam 1 . Fisk 

Nath 1 . Bright. / 

[103] At a Meeting of v e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonas 
Bond Esq r . on the 7 th . of May 1753. 

The Selectmen Having Rec d . a preceipt Requiring them to 
Afsemble the Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified, to Elect and 



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Depute a Perfon to Reprefent them at a Great and General Court 
or Afsembly to be holden at y e Court houfe in Boston on the 30 th . 
Day of May Currant. — Accordingly 

Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant Directed to the 
Con {table of s d . Town Requiring him forthwith to Warn the 
freehold", and other Inhab ts . of s d Watertown who are Quallified 
to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative, to Afsemble & Meet 
at the Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town on Wednefday the 23 
Day of May Currant at three of y e Clock afternoon Then and 
there to Elect and Depute one Sutable Perfon to Serve for and 
Reprefent them in a Great and General Court or Afsembly Ap- 
pointed to be Convened held & kept, for his Majestys Service at 
the Court houfe in Boston upon Wednefday the 30 th . Day of May 
Currant, hereof fail not — 

And alfo to order the s d . Constable to Warn the freehold", 
and other Inhab ts . of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in 
Town Affairs to meet at y e Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town 
on Wednefday the 23 d Day of May Currant at four of y e Clock 
afternoon for y e Ends following viz 1 . l ly . To Chofe a Mod- 
erator for s d . Meeting. — Whereas M r John Sawin jun r . who was 
Chofe a Conftable at y e Annual Meeting in March Laft, has 
Agre'd w th . M r Sam 1 . Stratton to Serve in his Room if the Town 
Alow & Accept of Him — Therefore 

2 ly . To know the Mind of y* 5 Town whether they Do Accept 
of m r Sam 11 Stratton to be Conftable for the prefent Year in y* 
Room of y e s d . John Sawin jun r . — 

— Whereas there has been difputes between the Selectmen of 
Watertown and the Selectmen of Waltham Relating to the 
Charge that Watertown has been at for y e Wid w . Mary Mad- 
docks Since the Town Was Divided the Selectmen of Waltham 
Objecting againft their Town paying their Proportion of y e 
Charge Watertown has been at for y e s d Maddocks Making this 
their plea That y* 5 s d Maddocks is a Perfon whom by y* Articles 
of Agreem*. at y e Divifion of y e Town Waltham has no Relation 
to or Concern for. — Therefore 

3 ly . For the Town to hear the whole Affair Relating to the 
Wid w . Maddocks And to Manafest their Minds whether they 
will Difpute the Affair in the Law, or take any other Methods to 
put an End to the Difputes. And accordingly to pafs any Vote 
or Votes do any thing or things, Relating to y* s d . Wid w . and the 
Charge the Town has been at for her that they Shall think 
proper to Do in Said Affair. — 

— 4 ly . To know the mind of ^ Town whether they will Raise a 
Bounty upon Blackbirds heads and Moufe Squarriells heads for 
this prefent Year for the Incouragging the killing of them 
(great damage having been done by them in Years paft) that 
further Damage may be prevented, (this Article being inferted by 
a Numb r . of y e Inhab ts . of y e Town) And if the Town is of y e 
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to pafs Such Vote or Votes relating thereunto as the Town Shall 
think prop r and Convenant. — 

— 5 ly . To hear the Petition of m r Sam 1 . Jenifon praying the 
Town to grant him the Liberty of Hanging a great Gate acrofs 
the Town Way Leading from Bank lane Down to the River 
Near the fifth ware, and for y s Town to Act their pleafure there- 
upon. 

At this Meeting y e Afsefsors made return to Selectmen 
That they had Afseft v* 5 Ratable Inhab*. of s d . Town to the High 
way Rate, as by y* Return may more fully Appear w ch . Return 
was Rec d . and ordred the Clerk to record same, in y* Town 
Records. (See Page 102) 

g Corn 1 . Edw d . Harrington & Deacon Sam 1 Fisk who were 
| Appointed to preambulate &c this prefent Year. Made their 
g Varble Return that they had meet with Perfons Appointed 
| by the Adjacent Towns, and with them had preambulated & 

kRenew'd the Markes on the Lines between Watertown and 
the Adjacent Towns. — 



[104] At a General Town Meeting of the Freeholders and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in the Choice of 
a Reprefentative Regulerly Afsembled and Met together at the 
Publick Meeting houfe in s d . Town on the 23 d Day of May AD. 
1753 for y e Choice of a Reprefentative 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town to Send 
a Perfon to Reprefent them at y e General Court. — And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative 

Then upon a motion made and Seconded a previous Vote 
was put viz 1 . 

Whether it is the Mind of y e Town that the perfon who Shall 
be Chofen to Reprefent the Town at the General Court, That 
without He upon his being Chofen shall immediately declare that 
He will Serve the Town gratis, or that if he Shall Receive any 
wages for his Service, that He will pay the Same into the Town 
Treafurey for the Ufe of y e Town and without He do thus 
Declare his Choice to be look't upon as Null and Void, And the 
Town proceed to a nother Choice, and so till one Accept on said 
Terms. — And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe M r John Hunt to Reprefent the Town of 
Watertown at the General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be 
Convened and held at Boston on the 30 th . of this Inftant May. — 
who Declared that He Accepted of the Choice on the Conditions 
which the Town Voted in the Above previous Vote and Emme- 
diately took y e Oath relating to the calling in of y e Bills of 
Credit. &c. 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freeholders and other 
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Regulerly Afsembled at y* Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town 
on the 23 d Day of May 1753. for the Tranfacting thofe Town 
Affairs mentioned in the Warrant for Warning of s d . Meeting. — 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Moderator of s d . 
Meeting. — 

The Vote was put Whether it is the Mind of y* Town to 
Accept of m r Samuel Stratton to be Conftable in the Room & 
Stead of M r John Sawin juner who the Town Chofe to y e office 
of Conftable y e Laft Annual Meeting, And that the s d . Sawin 
be Difmift from serving, and that y* S d . Stratton Serve Conftable 
for y* prefent Year and till a nother be Chofe and Sworn in his 
Room, and y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

— And y e s d Stratton immediatly took the Oath Relating to y* 
Calling in y* 5 Bills of Credit &c. and alfo took the oath of 
Conftable. — 

The the 3 d . Article in y e Warrant Relating to y^ Wid w . Mary 
Maddocks was Red and after Debate thereon. The Vote was put 
whether it is the mind of y* Town to Choofe a Committee to 
make the beft inquirey relating to the s d . Wid w . And if s d Com tce : 
upon inquirey shall find Such proofs that y e s d Maddocks was out 
of Watertown when it was Divided as they shall Judge Sufficient 
to perfue s d . Affair in the Law, That s d Committee be and is 
hereby Impowred upon good Advife to purfue s d . Affair relating 
to the Charge of s d . Wid w . in the Law with Waltham to Effect, 
in the Name & behalf of Watertown And the Vote paft in the 
Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe Cap 1 . John Brown M r John Hunt & Jonas 
Bond Esq r . to be a Committee for y e Ends aboves d . 

The fourth Article red and after Confideration thereon, The 
Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to grant a Bounty 
to Incourage y* Killing of Black birds and Moufe Squarrills. — 
And y e Vote paft in the Negative. 

The 5 th . Article Red, relating to a Petition of m r Sam 1 . Jenifon 
&c. But M r Jenifon not being prefent, nor any Petition Lodged 
w th . y c Selectmen or prefented to y e Town therefore this Article 
was Difmift — 

[105] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 25 th . of June at 
Tho s : Saltmarfhes — 

The Selectmen Confidred the Lift of Licenced perfon viz 1 . 
Tho s . Saltmarfh David Coollidge & Mary Learned Inhold rs . 
John Hunt Cornelius Waldo David Baldwin & John Remington 
Retalers. And had no objection againft their having their Licences 
Renewed Again this Year. 

July 19 th . 1753 At a Meeting of y* Selectmen (when y* 5 
Minifteral Barn was Raifed) Ordred y e Town Clerk to Isue out 
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cord and is an Inhab 1 . there, to Depart out of Watertown. She 
refides at John Randals in Watertown. — 

A warrant was Isued out y* 20 th . or Next Day. — 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on y* Second Dav of August 
1753.— 

The Selectmen having been Notified & Informed of Sundry 
Perfons who are Come to refide in Watertown viz 1 . One Eliz h . 
Ori'burn who came from Charlitown to Watertown on the 10 
Day of Feb 7 . Laft who refides at the Houie of Uriah Clark. One 
Mary Vial who Came from Boston in the County of Suffolk 
to Watertown the firft Day of March Laft, who Refids at the 
Houfe of Ebenez r Hinds. Alfo one John Phillips with His Wife 
& four Children whofe Names are Hannah Thomas Phebee & 
Mary they Came from Cambridge to Watertown the 26 th . Day 
of April Laft and Live in the Houfe of Stephen Palmer of s d . 
Cambridge The Circumftances of of y* abovenamed Perfons 
being Such that y e Selectmen Refufe to Accept of any of them to 
be Inhab ts . of Watertown. Accordingly ordred the Clerk to 
Isue out a Warrant Directed to one of y 6 Conitables of s d Town 
forthwith to warne all the aboves Perfons to Depart out of s d . 
Watertown. 

(Which was done on y e 4 th . Inftant). 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at M r Jona 11 . Bemis's on y* 
17 th . of Octo r . 1753. At S d . Meeting Simon Coollidge gave an 
Acq}, of His Boarding the Wid w . Mary Maddocks between the 
Laft of Feb y . 1753. and y* second of Octo r . following 21 weeks 
in all at 4/ P week. 

Criftopher Grant made his Application to y* Selectmen, On 
Acc 1 . of y e s d Wid w . Maddocks, who was at his Houfe and had 
been there ever Since y* second of this Inftant the Selectmen 
Agreed w th . y« s d Grant to Let y« s d Wid w . be at his Houfe, as 
she may want a place of retreat, when She is out of work, and to 
find her her board when she is out of buisnefs and to keep 
Acc : . of y e weeks he boards her and to have a reward of 4/ P 
week till further order of y* Selectmen, and He to Encourage her 
to git what work She can, the time of boarding her to begin y* 
2 d Day of this Inftant. 



At a Meeting of Selectmen at Corn 1 . Ed w . Harringtons on 
y* 14 th . of Dec r . 1753. There wanting wood for y* School, and 
y* Town having Determined that thofe y* Send their Children 
& Serv r . to School Should provid wood for y* fire, y* Selectmen 
judge 8 d P head to be p d . by Each Scholler will be Sufficient to 
Supply y* School fire the money to be paid to Dea n Sam 1 . Fisk 
to be Laid out for wood for y e School 

Israel Mead bro r . his Acc 1 . of work done for Sam 1 . Coollidge 
Schoolmafter at y« Defire of y* Selectmen, y* Selectmen Alow'd 



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y e Acq}, which Amounted to two pounds Lawfull Money & ordred 
y e paym*. y r of to s d Mead and charge to m r Coollidges Ace*. 

[106] December 17. 1753. The Selectmen Meet at Cap 1 . 
John Browns And Agre'd with him to board M r Samuel Coollidge 
our prefent Schoolmafter (M r Whitneys Circumftances being 
Such that He refufed to hoard him any longer) till further 
order of y* Selectmen and to take him y* s d . Coollidge y* Twenty 
forth of this Inftant, and to be paid therefor out of what is or 
may become due to s d Collidge for keeping the School, the Sum 
of Six Shillings P week, for w ch . y e s d . Brown Confented to Board 
him. 

The Selectmen having been Served with a Copy of a Petition 
of A Committee of y* firft Parifh in Cambridge who petition y* 
General Court in behalf of s d Parifh and pray that Some of y* 
Eafterly Inhab ts . of Watertown with their Eftates may be Annexed 
to s d parifh for reafons Set forth in s d . Petition, and y* s d Court 
having Appointed the 26 th . of this Inftant for any Concerned to 
give reafons why the prayer of s d . petition be not Granted. In 
as much as what is pray'd for by the Parifh afones d very much 
Affects Watertown the Selectmen judging it is moft proper & 
Necefsary to Lay the Matter before the Town; Accordingly 
Ordred the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed to y e Conftables 
of Watertown forthwith to Warn the freeholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown to met at the Publick Meeting houfe in 
Watertown on Munday the 24 th . of this Inftant at one of y e 
Clock afternon for y e Ends following viz 1 . — 

1. To Choofe a Moderator for s d . Meeting. — 

2. To hear and take into Confideration the Petition of y* 5 firft 
Parish in Cambridge preferred to y* Great & General Court (a 
Copy of w ch Pet n . the Selectmen have been Served with) wherein 
y e s d Parifh by y r Committee pray that Several of y* Inhab ts . of 
y* Eafterly part of Watertown with their Eftates may be Annexed 
to y e s d . firft Parifh in Cambridge, as set forth in the Copy 
of s d . Petition, and for the Town to Act thereon (if they see 
meet) and do any & evry thing they shall judge or think proper & 
Expedient to be done relating to s d . Affair Petitioned for by the 
Parifh afores d . — 

(A Number of y e Inhab ts . of y e Town having Petitioned y e 
Selectmen that y 6 following Article be incerted in ^ Warrat for 
y e warning of this meeting viz 1 ) 

3. To know the Mind of ^ Town whether they will Remove 
their Meeting houfe from the place where it now Stands, and 
where they will move it to, and Act evry thing Elfe Necefsary to 
the Compleating Such a Publick Good. 

(Warrants were Ifued out Accordingly) 

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town Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly Afsembled 
and met at the Publick Meeting houfe in s d . Town on the 24 th . 
Day of December AD. 1753. 

Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Moderator for s d . 
Meeting. 

Then y e Second Article was read together with the Copy of y* 
Petion of y* firft Parifh in Cambridge and Confidred, and After 
Coniideration, The Vote was put whether it is y e Mind of y* 
Town to set off any of their Inhab ts . in the Eafterly part of y* 
Town with their Estates to the firft Parifh in Cambridge as 
pray'd for in their Petition, And the Vote paft in the Negative 
unannimusly. 

Voted and chofe Joseph Mafon & Jonas Bond Esq rs . & John 
Brown Gentleman to be a Com tee . to make Anfwer at y* 
Great & General Court in y* Name of y* Town to s d . Petition 
of the firft parish in Cambridge. 

Then the Third Article was Read to the Town and After 
Debate thereon The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* 
Town to Remove their Meeting houfe from the place where it 
Now Stands. 

And the Vote paft in the Negative 

[107] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Joseph 
Mafon Esq r . on the Eleventh Day of Feb y : 1754. There being 
two Petitions Delivred to y e Selectmen Each Signed by a Number 
of y e Inhab ts . of Watertown praying the Selectmen to call a Town 
Meeting as Soon as May bee for ^ Ends Set forth in S d . Petitions 
the Selectmen taking S d . Pet ns . into in to Confideration Ordred 
the Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed to the Conftables of s d . 
Town to Warn the freehold", and other Inhab". of Watertown 
Quallified According to Law to Vote in Town Affairs to meet 
at y* Publick Meeting houfe in s d . Town on Wednefday the 20 th . 
Day of Feb y : Currant at one of y c Clock Affer Noon for y* 
Ends following 

1. To Choofe a Moderator for s d . Meeting. (2 ly .) To See if 
the Town are willing their publick Meeting houfe Should be 
Removed from the Hill where it now Stands to the half Acre of 
Land lately given by Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . for to Set Said Meeting 
Houfe on; provided it be Done without any Charge to the 
Town as a Town, and that Safh Windows be made in lew of the 
Windows Now in the Meeting houfe & if they are willing there- 
for to See if they will then take the Proper Meafures for y^ 
Effecting Such Removal (3 Iy ) To know y e mind of y* Town 
whether they will Petit". y e Great and Gen". Court to Set off a 
Number of y e Inhab ts . belonging to Newton to s d . Watertown 
and Choofe a Com tee . to prepare & prefer a Petit", to s d . Court, 
and do evry thing Needfull to Accomplifh s d . Affair. (4 ly .) To 
know the mind of y e Town whether they are Willing to make 



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An Exchange with Waltham that So the Inhab ts . of y* Extreem 
parts of both Towns May be better Accommodated for y e Attend- 
ing the publick Worfhip of God than they now are. (5 ly .) To 
know the mind of the Town wheth r . they are Willing to joine 
with Waltham to Pet n . y e Great & Gen 1 . Court to Annex Such 
families or Perfons with their Eftates at y e Extreem parts of Each 
Town who Defire the Same to the Town they are moft Convenant 
to, Agreable to Such Bounds as the Towns may Agree to, or by 
Such Bounds & limmits as Said Court Shall Appoint in cafe the 
Towns do not agree. And to do any thing or things Necefsary 
relating to s d . Affair. 

— Warrants were Isued out to y* Conftables and Returned and 
are on file — At r . Joseph Mason Cler / 

[108] At a General Town Meeting of y« Freehold", and 
other Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled and met together at the Publick Meeting 
houfe in s d . Town on the Twentyeth of February AD. 1754 for 
the Ends Set forth in y 6 Warrants for y^ warning of s d . Meet- 
ing. — 

1. Voted and Chofe Jofiah Convers Esq 1 ". Moderator for s d . 
Meeting. 

2 Iy . Voted that the Publick Meeting Houfe belonging to this 
Town be removed from the place where it Now Stands on School- 
houfe Hill to the half Acrer of Land Lately given by Nath 1 . 
Harris Esq r . to the Town, and that the S d . Houfe be A New 
Errected there and that Safh Windows be put in to the Houfe 
in lew of the Windows Now in it. 

(This Vote paft in the Affirmative by three odds.) — 
3 ly . Put to Vote whether the Town do Accept of y* Security 
given by Jofiah Convers & others to Indempnify the Town from 
all Charge that may Arife by the removal of the Meeting Houfe 
as aboves d . — and the vote paft in the Affirmative 
4 ly . Put to Vote whether it be the mind of y e Town to Choofe 
a Committee to Effect what the Town has already Voted refpect- 
ing the moving of y 6 Meeting Houfe 

And y e Vote paft in the Affirmative 
5 ly Voted and Chofe the Gentlemen which gave the Security 
to the Town viz 1 . Jofiah Convers Esq r . David Baldwin, Daniel 
Whitney, Jonathan Bemis, John Brown, Edward Harrington and 
m r John Hunt to be the Committee for y e Ends abovesaid. 
6 ,y . Voted that the Committee Chofen to Effect y e Removal 
and Rebuilding of y^ Meeting Houfe, do it as Soon as may be 
with Convenancy agreable to y e Vote of ^ Town. 
7 ly . The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
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that a Number of y e Inhab ts . of Newton may be Set off to 
Watertown 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

8 , y . Voted and Chofe M r John Hunt and Cap 1 John Brown to 
be a Committee to petition y d Gen 1 . Court for y* Ends aboves d . — 
9 ly The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town 
whether they are Willing to m ^ e an Exchange with waltham 
that so the Inhab u . of y* Extreem parts of both Towns may be 
better Accommodated for y^ Attending of the publick worfhip of 
God than they now are. And the Vote paft in the Negative 
10 ly . Put to Vote whether it is y e Mind of y* Town to joine 
with Waltham to Petit", y* Great & Gen 1 . Court to Annex Such 
families or perfons with their Eftates at the Extreem partes of 
Each Town who defire the Same to y 11 Town they are moft 
Convenant to, Agreable to Such Bounds as the Towns may Agree 
to, or by Such Bounds and Limitts as s d Court Shall Appoint in 
Cafe y e Towns do not Agree. And y* Vote paft in y e Negative 
ll ly . The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town 
to reconfider any of the Votes that have paft at this Meeting. 
And the Vote paft in the Negative. 

[109] At a Meeting of v e Selectmen on the Eleventh Dav 
of Feb": AD. 1754. At S d . * Meeting y e Seledmen Ordred y c 
Clerk to Isue out Warrants Directed to the Conftables of Water- 
town, To Warn the freehold", and other Inhab ts . of Watertown 
who are Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs To Afsemble and 
Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d . Town on Munday the 
fourth Day of March Next at Nine of ^ Clock in the Morning 
for the Ends following. — 

1. To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting. — 
2 To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk Town Treafurer a 
Conftable or Conftables Afsefsors and all other Such Town 
Officers as by Law are to be Chofen in the Month of March 
Annually. — 

3. To Choofe a Saxton, and to Agree how he Shall be paid for 
his Service. 

4. To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer. — 

5. To know the mind of the Town whether Swine Shall Run 
at Large this Year under the Regulations of y e Law in Such cafe. 

6 To hear the Town Treafurers Acc ts . & for the Town to 
pafs upon them 

7 For the Town to Appropriate their Intereft money coming 
to the Town this Year the Year beginning the Eleventh of De- 
cember Laft 

8 For the Town to Grant An Honourable for y e Reverend M r 
Seth Storer (our Rev d Paftor) for the Year Enfuing the Year 
beginning the firft of March Next. — 

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10. To Grant money for the Support of the poor. — 

11. To hear the Acc ts . of thofe perfons to whom the Town is 
Indebted, and to grant money to pay the Same. 

12 To Grant money for y e Repairs of y e Great Bridge in 
Watertown. 

13. To know the mind of y* Town whether they will mend the 
High Ways and Town Ways by Rate this Year Afseft on the 
Ratable Inhab ts . & Eftates of the Town and if the Town See 
Caufe to Come into this Method, then to make a Grant of money 
for the Same, and that perfons have the Liberty to work out 
what they Shall be Afseft at for that Service (if they See meet) 
provided that it be work't out within the Year, at Such prices for 
Man & Teems as the Town Shall Agree upon, And to choofe the 
Suryers of High Ways to be Collectors of s d . Rate or to see that 
it be faithfully work't out within the Year in the way and Manner 
that the Town Shall or may Agree upon. 

14 To hear the Report of Committee who were Chofen to 
Repair the Miniftral Houfe and Build a Barn on the Minifteral 
place, how far they have proceeded in Said Affair, And to grant 
money if Need be to pay what Yet May remain Due for s d . 
premifses there being forty pounds (old Ten r ) lefs in the hands of 
Col 1 . Brattle than what was judge to be when Appropriated for 
this Service. 

15. To Grant Money for y* Repairs of y e Meeting houfe if 
Need Be— 

16. To know the Mind of y e Town whether they will Let out 
the Little Island and other Lands by the River, which were Let for 
y e Laft Year and choofe a Com tee . for that end. And order the 
Conftables to Notify p r fons y e Town is Indebted to to bring in 
y r Acc ts . to y e Selectmen at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds on the 27 th 
of this Inftant at two clock After noon — 

Warrants were Isued out Accordingly and return'd and are 
on fill— 

Att r . Joseph Mason Cler // 



[110] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of y e Wid w . 
Mary Learned on the 27 th . Day of February AD. 1754. In order 
to take in the Acc ts . of thofe Perfons to whom the Town are 
Indebted in order to there being Laid befor the Town. The Se- 
lectmen Ordred the Treafurer to pay to y e Wid w . Mary Learned 
the Sum of 2/2 and charge the Same to m r Sam 1 Coollidges Acc 1 . 
(w^ 1 was paid immediatly). The Acc r Taken in at this 

Meeting are as follow's 

Viz 1 . Enf n . Jona n . Bemis for Stone for Two Bridges 
(Lawfull money) .. — .5 — A 

Jona n . Child for Serving Conftable 2/8 warning 1 
3 Town Meetings 1/3 and for trouble carrying > .. — .7=11 
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Jacob Caldwell for Serving Conftable 2/8 for 1 

warning 2 Town Meetings 9 d . & for Carrying one \ .. — .8=.9 

Child Wife & two Children to Newton 5/4 J 

L l . Daniel Whitney for 60 feet of plank & Sundry 

pieces of Timb r — .8 — ..^4 

Amos Bond for Six Loads of Stones for the | ^ ^ 

Whelm near Sam 1 . Jenifons ( 
Joseph Mafon Sam 1 Fisk & Nath 1 . Bright | .2 — .. — .. 

Afsefsors for Making all y e Rates &c. for y* Year [ 
1753. 13/4 Each J 
John Kembal jun r . for Serving Conftable & warn- 
ing 3 Meetings .. — .3 = 10 
David Livermore for Speeks & Dogs for y* Great 
Bridge ..—.2— .9 
Sam 1 . Whitney for Serving Conftable & Warning 
6 Meetings •• — .5 — .4 

Added at the Town Meeting viz 1 
Benjamin Haftings for work Done at 
the great Bridge the Year 1753 1 " .8" 8 

for work at the School houfe . — .3=4 

for Bords for s d School houfe . — .3=4 

for Nails for Ditto .9^4 



.1_16=. \y A 

Sam 1 . Stratton for Serving Conftable & warning 

4 Meetings .. — A — .8 



£.6=.7 =Ay 2 

Joseph Mafon for Serving the Town in the Office 

of Clerk & Treafurer for y e Year 1753 £.2=13=.4 



[111] At a General Town Meeting of y* 5 freehold", and 
other Inhab ts of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
Afsembled at the Publick Meeting houfe (or Reamains of s d 
Houfe) on the fourth Day of March AD 1754 being y r An- 
nvafsary Meeting, for Choice of Town Officers &c. — 

Voted and Chofe Josiah Converfe Esq r . Moderator for s d 
Meeting. 

Upon a Motion made & Seconded The Vote was put whether 
it is the mind of y* Town to Adjourn this Meeting & remaining 
bufines of to three clok afternoon to y e Houfe of Tho s Saltmarfh 
And y e Vote paft in y* Affirmative 

Accordingly y e Meeting was Adjourned to y e time & place 
aboves d . 

The Town being met on y e 4 th . of March aboves d . three clok 
afternoon at y e Dwelling Houfe of M r Tho s . Saltmarfhes, The 
Moderator having opned the Meeting, the Second Article in y e 



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Voted and Chofe for Selectmen 



warrat red Relating to y 6 Choice of Town Officers, the Votes 
were Called for y* Choice of Selectmen 

Enf n . Jona n . Bemis 
Dea n : Sam 1 . Fisk 
Cor 1 . Edw* 1 . Harrington 
M r Josiah Stearns 
Joseph Mason Esq r . who und r . 
Bodly Weaknefs Refufed to 
Serve 

M r John Hunt 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mafon Esq r . Town Cler. 
Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Esq r Town Treafurer 
Voted to Choofe Two Conftables for this prefent Year. 
Voted and Chofe Edmund Foul firft Conftable. — who Accepted 
Voted and Chofe M r Nath 1 . Harrington Second Conftable, But 
upon his pleas the Town See meat by a Vote to Difmifs him from 
being Conftable this Year. — 

Voted and Chofe Seth Haftings to be Second Conftable. M r 
Haftings Declared to the Town that he had Agree'd with m r 
Jacob Caldwell to Serve in his room if the Town w ld . Accept of 
s d Caldwell. Who Declared y l he w ld . Serve if y* Town Accept 
of him. Voted and Accepted of m r Jacob Caldwell to Serve in 
the office of a Conftable in the Room of Seth Haftings. — 

{Dea Sam 1 Fisk 
Tho s . Saltmarfh 
Nath 1 . Harrington 
Voted and chofe Edm d . Foul Sealer of Leather 

Voted & chofe for fence Viewers j EbenezwWyeth 
Voted and Chofe for Survey", of ( L l . Dan 1 . Whitney 
Highways ( Benj n . Haftings 

__ ■ ' . C Joseph Harrington 

Voted and chofe for Tything men } Simon Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe for Hogrieves j 



Abel Benjamin 
imb r ( Jonas < 
plank board slitwork &c ( Bez 1 . Learned 



Voted and chofe for Surveyers of Timb r ) Jonas Coollidge 

I B. 



Voted and chofe for Hawards j Rkhardfon 
Voted and chofe Sam 1 Cook Gager of Cafk 
Voted & Chofe Sam 1 Cook Culler of hoops & Staves 
_ _ _ . . . . ( James Dix 

Voted and Chofe for Deerneves j ThoS< Saltmarfh 

Voted and Chofe Ebenezer Goddard Saxton 
Voted y l there be two Contrabutions as Ufual to Satisfy y* Sax- 
ton for his Service y* 1 st to by the firft Sabbath in Sep r . & y e other 
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Voted that Swin run at Large this prefent Year under y* 
Regulations of y* Law in Such Cafe provided. 

Then 

[112] Then the Treafurers Acc ts . were Laid before the 
Town and Red viz 1 

The General Ace*. And Sum the Treafurey was Charged 
when all paid in was 221" 14 " 3 — 3 

The Treafurey had Credit for paym ts . the 

Sum of — 147"10"10"3 

And y r was out Standing in 

Conftables hands y* Sum of — 74" 3 — .5 3 

221" 14:3—3 

Voted and Accepted and Alowed the Treafurers General 
Acc 1 .— 

An Account of y e Intereft Money Rec d by y* Town Treafurer 
red to y* Town, and by y^ Acc 1 . It Appeared that y* Treafurer had 

rec d . r Sum of £11 = 10=3 ^ 

And y l y e Treafurer had paid the Sum of — 11 — 10 — 3 
Voted and Accepted this Acc 1 . and Alowed the same. 
Voted and Appropriated the Intreft money Coming to the 
Town for this prefent Year y* Year beginning the Eleventh of 
Dec r Laft viz £15— A — .. to y* Miniftry and £15=1—8. To 
y* School. 

Voted and Granted for a Honourable Salary for y* Rev d . M r 
Storer for y* prefent Year the Sum of Sixty Six pounds 13/4 the 
Intreft money Appropriated for y* Miniftry to be part of s d . Sum. 
Voted and granted forty pounds for y* Support of the School — 
the Intreft money appropriated for y* 1 School to be a part of s d . 
Sum — 

Voted and Granted for y e Support of y e poor y* Sum of Twenty 
Pounds. 

Then y* Acc^. of thofe Perfons to whom the Town is indebted to 
was red to the Town Amounting to the Sum of Six pounds 
7/4 24 And Alowed. — 

Voted and Granted y« Sum of Six pounds 7/4 }i to Satisfy and 
pay ye s d . Acc ts . 

Voted and Granted to Joseph Mafon Esq r . the Sum of Two 
pounds 13/4 for his Service as Clerk & Treafurer for y e Year 
1753. — 

Voted and Granted y* Sum of four Pounds for to help repair 
y* Great Bridge in Watertown 

Voted to mend the High Ways and Town ways by Rate this 
Year as Ufual 

Voted and Granted the Sum of forty Pounds for y* Mending 
^ High ways & Town Ways to be Afseft on y e Ratable Poles 
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The Vote was put whether it is y e mind of the Town That the 
price of Labour in Mending y e High Ways & Town ways be as 
follows viz 1 four Shillings & nine pence Y2 for a man and Teem 
a Day, and for a Single Man two {hillings & 4 d % P r Day. and 
y* Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

Voted and Chofe IA Dan 1 . Whitney & M r Benj n . Haftings 
(the prefent Surveyers of High ways &c) to be Collectors of Said 
Rate or Grant or See y l it be work't out faithfully within the Year 
at the prices that the Town has Set And to make up their Acc ts . 
with the Selectmen within the Year. 

The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to Grant 
the Sum of three Pounds to make good the Deficecy in the Ap- 
propriations for y* repairing of y e Minifteral houfe and building 
the Minifteral Barn, and if there be any overplufs the Com tee : 
Chofen to manage s d Affair be Accountable to y* Town therefor. 
And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. 

The Vote was put whether the Town will grant any Money to 
repair the Meeting houfe and y* Vote paft in y e Negative. 

Voted to Let y* Little Island & r other Land belonging £ * Town 
which was Let for y e Laft Year. 

Voted to Choofe A Committee to Let out y" 5 s d Island & other 
Land for this Year. 

Voted and chofe Mefs". Joseph Harrington And w . White & 
Dea n . Sam 1 . Fiske to be a Committee for y* Ends aboves d . — 

[113] March the 8 th . 1754. The Perfons undernamed all 
of them refpectively took the Oath Relating to y e Bills of Credit 
of other Provinces &c. before Nath 1 . Harris Esq r .— 
Enf n . Jonathan Bemis 
Dea n Sam 1 . Fisk — 
Cor 1 . Edw 6 . Harrington f Selectmen 
M r Jofiah Stearns — 
M r John Hunt 

Joseph Mafon took Oath of Town Clerk 
& Treaf r . 

Edmund Foul y* Oath of a Conftable & 

Sealer of Lea r . 

Jacob Caldwell y e Oath of a Conftable 

Dea n . Sam 1 . Fisk y* oath of Afsefsor 

Thomas Saltmarfh y* oath of Afsefsor & Deerrieve 
Nath 1 . Harrington y e oath of Afsefsor 
Jona n . Learned y e Oath of fence Viewer 
Ebenezer Wyeth y e oath of fence Viewer 
Lieu 1 . Dan 1 . Whitney the A 0ath of Surveyer of 

Highways & Collector 
Benj n . Hafting the Oath of Surveyer of Ways 

& of Collector 
Abel Benjamin the Oath of a Hogrievc / 



Befor Nathl. 
Harris Justice 
of peace / 



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Jonas Coollidge y* oath of Surveyer & 

Meafurer of Timber plank &c 
Bezaleel Learned y* oath of Surveyer & Befor Nathl 

Meafurer of plank &c \ Harris Justice 

Uriah Clark y* oath of H award [ of peace / 

Edw* 3 . Richardfon the oath of Haward 
Sam 1 . Cook the Oath of Culler of Hoops & Staves 



At a meeting of y* Selectmen at v e Widow Marv Learneds on 
the 1 st . Day of April 1754. 

At this Meeting the Selectmen Appointed the Surveyers of 
High Ways their Deftricts, which are as follow's, viz 1 . Benjamin 
Hafting Surveyer His Diftrict to be All the High ways & Town 
Ways on the Eafterly Side of the Town way that Leads a Crofs 
the Town from y* Country Road Near m r Goddards so up the 
hill where y* Meeting houfe did stand so by M r Storers down to 

Cambridge Line near Tho s . Wellington's. 

Lieu 1 . Daniel Whitney Surveyer his Dist*. to be all the Town 
Ways and High ways on the Wefterly Side of the Town way 
Leading acrofs y* Town from y* Highway by M r Goddards to 
Cambridge Line Near m r Tho s . Wellingtons, alfo the whole of 
s d . way Acrofs y e Town as alfo the HighWays on South 
Side of Charles River. But Since the Country Road in the Eaft 
Diftrict Is under prefentment, and it is thought that y e proportion 
of y € Grant for mending the Ways that may be afsign'd to y e 
Eaft Surveyer will not be Sufficient to mend y* ways So as to 
save the prefentm 1 . To Accommodate s d . Affair y^ Selectmen 
Agreed That m r Whitney Surveyer of y* Wefterly District Should 
work out Two pounds 13/4 (Lawfull money) of His Rate, in the 
Eaft Diftrict in the High way y % is under Prefentm 1 . And that 
the Afsefsors in the Warrant they give to Surveyer Whitney- 
Order the Same Accordingly. — 

Cap 1 . John Taynter brought in his Acc T . of what he had pro- 
vided for y* Wid w . Webb amounting to thirteen Shillings and 
five pence, w^. y* Selectmen Allowed. — 

Chriftopher Grant brought in his Ace*, of Boarding y* Wid w . 
Mary Maddocks Twenty two Weeks at 4/P week he gave Credit 
for 4/2. Ballance Due to s d . Grant is £4=.3=10. w^ Ace*, the 
Selectmen Alowed. 

The Selectmen Agre'd w th . Cap 1 . John Taynter to board 
the Wid w . Webb for one Year from the Second of this Inftant (if 
she Survive) at (24 P r week old Ten r ) 3/2 34 P r week, to be paid 
by the Town, and to be Allowed Reafonable Satisfaction for Ex- 
traordinary Charge if any should Happen, to which Agrem* M r 
Taynter Confented. 

The Selectmen Agreed with Joseph Coollidge, to Let y* Wid w . 
Mary Maddock make his Houfe her place of Abode (when 



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Diftatute of other place) for the space of a Year, that is to Say 
when she 

Is 

[114] Is Deftitute of work abrod or at other places, but if 
She can Obtain work any where to incourage her undertaking it, 
that She may git what She can to help Support her Self, and 
what work She Shall do for him y e s d . Coollidge, he to give a 
true Ace 1 y r of to y e Selectmen and to be in part of his pay, and 
y e s d . Coollidge to keep an Exact Acc 1 . of weeks he shall board 
her, and to be Alowed (24/ P r week old Tener) 3/2 % P r week 
for y e weeks He Shall board her. — to y e which y e s d . Coollidge 
Concented. 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Wid w . Mary Learneds. on 
y e 9 th . Day of May 1754 

The Selectmen prepared a Lift of perfons for Juriors to be Laid 
before y e Town for their Acceptance if y e see Meet, and to be 
added to the Boxes. 

At this Meeting y e Selectmen Ordred y e Clerk to Isue out a 
Warrant to Warn one Lois Boyington who refides at Nath 1 . 
B rights & one Hannah Smith who Refides at y e Houfe of Ebenezer 
Hinds forthwith to Depart out of Watertown y e Selectmen Re- 
futing to Accept of them to be Inhab ts . in Watertown. 

(w ch . was Done the tenth day. and Caution Entred at y* 
Sefsions in Cambridge) 

[115] At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders and 
other Inhab ts . of the Town of Watertown Quallified to Vote in 
the Choice of a Reprefentative Regulerly Afsembled on the 13 
Day of May 1754 at the place where the Meeting houfe was burt. 

The Major part of the Selectmen being Prefent, The Vote was 
Called for to be bro 1 . in for y e Choice of a Perfon to Reprefent 
the Town at a Great and General Afsembly Appointed to be Con- 
vened at y e Court Houfe in Boston on the 29 th . of this Inftant. — 
After the Votes were bro 1 in, Sorted and Numbred it Appeared 
that M r John Hunt was Chofen to reprefent the Town at Said 
Afsembly. P y e Major part of y e Voters prefent. 

At a General Town Meeting of ^ freholders and other 
Inhab ts . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
regulerly Afsembled on the 13 th . of May 1754. 

Voted and Chofe Cap 1 . John Brown Moderator for s d . Meet- 
ing. — 

upon a motion made & Seconded, Voted and Adjourned the 
Meeting to the Houfe of y 6 Wid w . Mary Learneds there to finifh 
y e Remaining bufnifs 

At a General Meeting of y* Inhab". of Watertown at y* 



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Wid w . Mary Learneds on the 13 th . of May 1754. by An Adjourn- 
ment. 

The fourth Article in the Warrant was Red relating to 
Sufanna Murch 

And the Vote was put whether it is the Mind of the Town to 
grant Sufanna Murch a Liberty to Set a Small Building on the 
Towns Land which Ly's Near Isaac Sanderfons where a Com- 
mittee to be Chofen for that End Shall apoint and Direct, and to 
enjoy Said Land on which s d . Building is Set Dureing the Town's 
pleafure. — 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative 
Voted and Chofe the prefent Selectmen to be the Com tee : for y* 
Ends abovesaid 

A Lift of perfons for Juriors were Exhib td . to y e Town for 
Acceptance amounting to the Number of Thirty three. The 
Town Confidred the Lift and 

Voted and Accepted of s d . Lift, and to be Added to the Lift 
of thofe Surving in the Boxes. There Now being 98 Juriors. A 
Quarter part is 24. to be in the Superiour Box. Seventeen re- 
maining in s d . Box. The Town Voted to be added to y e s d . 17 
in s d . Box Cap 1 . David Baldwin Cap 1 John Brown m r James 
Bailey Samuel Barnard, Nathaniel Bright, Samuel Hager and 
Henry Spring. 

Voted that the Cler Make the proper Entries or Additions to 
Each Box. 

The Sixth Article red, and after Debate thereon the Vote 
was put whether the Town will Appoint a Committee to Petition 
the Great and General Court for part of Cambridge with part of 
Newton as An Equivolent for what is taken from Watertown to 
Cambridge. 

Voted and Chofe M r John Hunt Jofiah Converfe and Cap 1 . 
John Brown to be Said Committee 

[116] At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown at David 
Coollidges on the 16 th . Day of May AD. 1754. The Selectmen 
Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a Warrant Directed to y e Conftable 
in Watertown in the following words viz 1 . You are Required to 
warn the freeholders and other Inhabt ts of Watertown Qualli- 
fied to Vote in Town Affairs to meet at the Houfe of m r Thomas 
Saltmarfhe's on the 23 d . Day of May Currant at two of y e Clock 
afternoon (there being no publick Meeting Houfe to meet in) 
for y e Ends following 

(1) to choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting. (2) To know 
the mind of y e Town whether they will come into Any Meafurers 
to procure a Convenant place for the Inhab ts . of y e Town to 
Afsemble in, for y e Publick worfhip of God. So as to Eafe y* 
Rev d M r Storer of y e Burdin of Meeting at His Houfe (3^) For 
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taken under the prefent awfull frowns of Heaven Againft the 
Town, That y e Divine Anger May be removed and the Divine 
Blefsing obtained, and the peace of y e Town promoted. 
(w° h was done accordingly) 

At a General Town meeting of y e freehold" and other Inhab ts . 
Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs, Regulerly Warned and 
Afsembled at the Dwelling Houfe of m r Tho s . Saltmarfh's on 
the 23 d . Day of may AD. 1754 for y e Ends set forth in the 
Warrant. 

1. Voted and Chofe m r John Hunt Moderator of this Meeting. — 

2. The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Choofe a Committee to make Inquirey where a place may be had 
for the Inhab ts . of y e Town to meet in for publick worfhip, and 
take all proper methods for obtaining the Same, and make Report 
to the Town at their Next Town Meeting and for y e Town to 
Act their pleafure in Relation there unto. And y e Vote paft in 
the Affirmat e . 

3. Voted and Chofe Cap". David Baldwin Cor 1 . Edw d Har- 
rington & L l . Daniel Whitney to be Committee for y e Ends 
Aboves d . — 

4 The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y e Town to 
Choofe a Committee to Apply to y e Rev d M r Storer for his Ad- 
vice & Direction as to the time for a Day of Humeliation, and if 
He thinks proper then w th y^ Com tee : to Advife with our Neigh- 
bour Minifters relating to s d . Affair, and the Day and place they 
may agree upon to be the time to Attend as a Day of Fafting 
and prayer And the Rev d . M r Storer be defired to call in Such 
help as he Shall think proper for ye Carring on the work of y e 
Day that May be Appointed for Said Solomnity, and that M r 
Storer give publick Notice of s d . Day if Agre'd on, and y* Vote 
paft in y e Affirm tve . 

5. Voted and Chofe Joseph Mason Deacon Sam 1 . Fisk and 
Cap 1 . John Taynter to be the Committee for y* Ends above said. 

[117] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown the 3 d . 
Day of June AD. 1754. 

A Town Meeting was agreed on to be on Munday the Tenth 
of June Currant at one of y* Clock afternoone at the Houfe of m r 
Tho s . Saltmarfhes in s d . Town for the Ends following viz 1 . 

1. To Choofe a Moderator for said Meeting. 

2. To hear the Report of a Committee Appointed by the Town 
to prepare a place for the Publick Worfhip of God, and to Act 
on y e s d . Report what y* 1 Town shall judge proper. 

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a Houfe for the Publick worfhip of God, and if so to Determine 
the Dementions, the time when, and place where it Shall be 
Errected. 

4. To See if the Town will Grant a Sufficient Sum of money 
to Build and finifh Such Houfe. 

5. To See if the Town will Appoint a Committee to purchafe 
the Meteralls for s d . Houfe and to overfee the work till the Houic 
is finifhed. 

6. To know the mind of the Town what they will Alow Said 
Comm tee . a Day for their Trouble, and to pafs Such other Votes 
as Shall then be judged by the Town Necefsary and proper to 
Accomplifh s d . Affair, and reftore the peacable Publick Worfhip 
of God amongst us. 

7. To Choofe a Conftable in the Room M r Caldwell who is Set 
off to Cambridge. 

To Joseph Mafon Esq r . Town Clerk S r . You are hereby 
Defired & Directed by the Selectmen of Watertown to Isue a 
Warrant for a Town Meeting at at the time & place afore s d . and 
incerte the foregoing Articles there in for the Confideration of 
y e Town. (w° h : was Done Accordingly att r . J Mason Cler/) — 

June the 10 th . 1754. The Warrant for y* 5 Warning of 
aboves d . Meeting fell thro from Defect in the Officers, where 
upon the Selectmen this Day Ordred the Clerk to Isue out a 
nother Warrant Directed to y e Conftable to warn y e freehold", 
and other Inhab ts . of y e Town Quallified to Vote in Town Af- 
fairs to Meet at m r Tho s . Saltmarfhes on Thurfday the 13 th . Day 
of this Inftant June One Aclock after None, for the Same Ends, 
and to Act on y e Same Articles w ch . are Contained in y e aboves d . 
Warrant w° h . fell thro, (w * 1 was immediatly done this day & 
Deliv d . to y* 5 Officer in prefence of y* Selectmen y* warrat is on 
file J. Mafon Cler/ 



At a General Town Meeting of y* freeholders & other 
Inhab 18 . of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town Affairs 
regulerly Warned and Afsembled at the the Houfe of M r Tho 8 . 
Saltmarfhes in s d . Town, on the 13 th . Day of June AD. 1754. for 
the Ends Set forth in the Warrat Isued for y e Warning of s d . 
Meeting. 

1. Voted and Chofe Josiah Convers Esq r . Moderator for s d . 
Meeting. — 

2. The Report of y« Com tee : Red to the Town, and after Con- 
fideration thereon 

The Vote was put whether the Town Accept of s d . Comm tees . 
Report and the Vote paft in the Affirmative — 
— (before any other Article was Acted on, there was a Number 
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paying any part of y* Cost that is propofed to be Voted or Raifed. 
as Set forth in s d . Decent recorded Page (119) in this Book) 

[118] 3 ly . The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* 
Town to build A Houfe for the Publick worfhip of God, And y e 
Vote paft in the Affirmative 

4 ,y . The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y e Town, 
that the Dementions of y e Houfe to be Errected for the publick 
worfhip of God, Should be fifty Six feet in Length and forty 
two feet in Width, Twenty three feet post, A Steeple to be build 
from the Ground and a Porch at the Oppefite End for going up 
into the Gallery Each to be fourteen feet Square. And the Vote 
paft in the Affirmative. 

5 ly . The Vote was put whether it is the mind of y* Town that 
y* Time appointed for the Errecting Said Houfe be as Soon as 
may be with Convenancy 

And the Vote paft in the Affirmative. — 
6 Iy . The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town That 
the Houfe to be Errected for Publick worfhip of God, be 
Errected on the half Acrer of Land given by Nath 1 . Harris Esq r . 
to Errect a Meeting Houfe on and the Vote paft in the Af- 
firmative. 

7 ly . Voted and Granted the Sum of Six hundred Pounds Law- 
full money towards the Building & finifhing the Houfe Voted to 
be Errected for the Publick Worfhip of God. 
8 ly . Voted to Choofe a Com tee : of three Perfons for to pro- 
cure Meterals for y e Meeting Houfe to be errected and to over See 
the work till y e Houfe be finifhed. 

9 iy . Voted and Chofe Cor 1 . Edw d . Harrington Enf n . Jonathan 

Bemis & Cap 1 . John Brown to be Said Committee. 

10 ly . Voted that the Committee shall have three Shillings P r 

Day Lawfull Money for their Service in s d Affair of Building s d . 

Houfe. 

11 , y . The Vote was put whether it is the Mind of y* Town that 
the Committee Chofen for y e Errecting of y e Meeting Houfe for 
the publick worfhip of God, are Impowred to Draw out of the 
Town Treafurey of the Six hundred pounds Voted for the Build- 
ing of S d . Houfe from time to time for y e procuring of Meteralls 
and toward finifhing Said Meeting Houfe, The Treafurer firft 
having Rec d order from time to time from y e Selectmen for paym*. 
& y e Vote paft in y e Affirmative. 

12. Voted and Chofe John Cook t0 A bc Con f table in the Room 
of M r Caldwell.— 

To Joseph Mafon Esq r Town Clerk, S r . After You Left the 
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Room of M r . John Cook of which He Accepted, which pleafe to 
Record After w ch y* Meeting was Difsolved. — Josiah Convers. 
Moderator. — 

Watertown June 11 th . 1754. — 
[119] We the Subfcribers Inhab ts . of Watertown having 
been Warned to attend a Town Meeting on June 13 th . 1754. in 
Order to Act on the Several Articles contained in the Warrant 
for y* calling of s d . Meeting &c. We being Sencable of y* 
Great Difadvantage we are under by reafon of the Proceedings 
and Conduct of a Party who Dwell on the Southerly part of y* 
Town who in order to drive on their Scheems in regard to the 
pulling down and removing the Meeting Houfe, and in order to 
gain their point have in a moft Arbetrary & Opprefsive Manner 
(as we Apprehend) Denied a Number of Perfons who were 
pofseft of Some of y e beft Estates in the Town from putting in 
their Votes in the moft Important Affair that ever came before 
a Town and thereby denied them of the juft rights & priviledge 
of Englifh Subjects, when at the Same time they pufhed on 
their Vote and obtain'd it in an over bearing & as we the Sub- 
fcribers Apprehend an Elegal maner. But s d . Party having 
Obtained the afores d . Pretended Vote, proceeded Immediatly to 
the pulling or reather breaking down the Meeting Houfe by 
which rafh unprefedented proceedings, the Subfcribers are 
greatly Injured & greived all w ch . proceedings reflects Difhonour 
on y e Wifdom of the great & General Court who were pleafed 
to Interpofe in placeing and fixing the Meeting Houfe more 
than Thirty Years Since &c. and has a Direct tendency to 
bring on contentions and Confusions in y e Town again, and it is 
Eafy to obferve on the Proceedings of this party how they Stile 
themfelves Town as if all their Votes and propofalls had the 
Santion of Town Orders, and thofe that comply not therewith 
were only an Inconfidrable party or a few Straglers on the 
bounds of the Town, when at the Same time it is well known 
that thofe who are Oppofite to the Removal of y* Meeting 
Houfe are According to the Exacteft Computation owners and 
Pofsefsors of much y* greater part of y d Ratable Eftate in the 
Town, and that our Proceedings in order to Defend our Just 
Rights and priviledges in the Meeting Houfe where it was firft 
Errectted has been Justifyed by People in General ; whereas 
the Violent Proceedings of y e South Party has been as univer- 
feally Condemn'd 

And whereas the Town is Called together to Know their 
Mindes, whether they will Build a Houfe for the Publick 
worfhip of God, to Determine the deMentions the time when 
and place where it Shall be Errecled and to grant a Sufficent 
Sum of money to Build and finifh &c. and to See if the Town 
Will Appoint a Committee to purchafe Meterals and See it 
finifhed &c. and to See what the Town will give their Com- 



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mittee a Day &c. and whereas the ^ eing & Granting s d . 
Articles will bring an hevey and unrealonable colt and burden 
on the Sublcribers w ch . we Apprehend cannot be juftified 
Either by Law or Realon, therefore we the Sublcribers do now 
give our Decent and protelt againlt our paying any part of 
the Colt or Charge that is Propoled to be Voted or Railed on 
s d . Articles and that for the y l following Reasons. 

(i) 

[120] (1.) We apprehend that We have just grounds 
to Alsert that it is no ways owing to any fault or Milconduct 
of ours that we are Now Deltitute of a Publick Meeting 
Houle for the worlhip of God and it is well known that in 
february Lalt the Town had a very Commodius and Decent 
Houle for that purpole which houle was Stated and fixed by y e 
Authority of y e Great and General Court as alio to y e General 
Satisfaction of y e Body of the Town on which Settlement the 
Town have Enjoyed great peace and Quietnels for a great 
Number of Years. 

(2) As to the Building a New Meeting Houle we Appre- 
hend it will be very unjult and unrealonable to Vote and 
Oblidge the whole Town to be at the Cost and charge thereof 
there being a Number of Gentlemen who Oblidg'd themfelves 
by An Obligation under their hands and Seals w ch . 
was Delivred to the Town Trealurer to Save the Town 
from all colt and Charge that might Arile by their Taking 
Down & Setting up s d Houle in the Manner & form mentioned 
in Said Obligation and it is well known there was not one 
Third part of y e Town w ld . have Voted as they Did, had it not 
been for s d . Obligation, and we Apprehend that in as much as 
s d . Committee pull'd down the Meeting Houle at all adven- 
tures, So they took upon them the Chance of all Hazzards, and 
are of Oppinion that their Obligation is as much binding Now 
as it was the firlt Day it was given. — And therefore Delire y t 
this our Decent & Protelt be put on file by the Clerk and 
Recorded in the Town Book. — 

Oliver Livermore Henry Bright 

Jonathan Child John Kembal 

Joseph Child Jonas Bond 

Samuel Parry Richard Clark 

Uriah Clark Joseph Harrington 

Edward Richardlon Daniel Bond 

Wid w . Elizebeth Prentice Nath 1 . Coollidge 

William Godding John Coollidge 

Joliah Bright Ebenezer Stone 

Joliah Stowel Samuel Stratton 

Ephraim Warrin Simon Coollidge 

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Jedidiah Loathe James Baily 

Silas Bright Nath 1 . Stone 

Jonas Bond jun r . Thomas Clark 

Elijah Bond Samuel Whitney 

Jonas Barnerd Andrew White 

Jonathan Stone 
Nath 1 . Bright. 

[121] At a Meeting of y 6 Town of Watertown Regulerrly 
Warned & held this Sixteenth Day of Sep r . 1754 at the Houfe of 
m r Tho s . Saltmarfh Inholder in Watertown. 

1. An Extract from a bill intitled an Act for Granting to his 
Majefty an Excise upon Wines and Spirits Diftil'd Sold by retail 
and Confumed within this Province and upon Limes Lemons and 
Oranges; Being Read and His Excelency the Goveurners Speech 
to both houfes of Afsembly in their Late Sitting June 17. 1754. 
being read afso and Confidred. The Queftion was put whether 
the pafsing of a Bill of that Nature into a Law would be Agree- 
able to them. And it paft in the Affirmative. 
2^. The Towns Comm tee : for Building a Meeting Houfe for 
the Publick Wori'hip of God having propofed a Confirmation of 
An Agreem 1 . they could Make with Mefs rs . Peirpoint & Evens 
and Laid Said Agreement before the Town; the Queftion was put 
whether the s d . Comm tee . agreeing by the great for y* Building 
& finifhing S d . Houfe was Acceptable to them And it paft in the 
Affirmative. 

3 ly . The S d Committee further Propofed the Ufing what 
Materials were Left of y e Houfe that was Burnt, and the Quefton 
was put whether it be the Mind of y e Town 
that theire Comm tee . S ld . Diipofe of S d . Materialls in the beft 
maner they Can towards building the New Meeting Houfe, and 
it paft in the Affirmative. 

Atteft". John Hunt Moderator. 

Watertown 28 th . 1754. 

At a Meeting at the Houfe of y e Wid w . Mary Learneds We the 
Subfcribers Agree that William White and His Wife and their 
two Children W m . & Nath 1 . be Warned out of Town and 
Cautioned againft 

To Joseph Mafon Town Cler / 

S r . this is to Direct You forthwith to Hue out a Warrant to 
Warn out the perfons above Named 

Jona n Bemis 
Sam 1 Fisk 

Edw* 1 Harrington ^ ele ^ men 
John Hunt 

A Warrant was Issued out accordingly — Directed to Edm d . 
Fowle Conftable Who Warn'd out W m . White His wife and 



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Two Chilldren (above mentioned) — And the Caution Entred 
At the Sefsions at Charlestown Jan: 1755 — 

[122] We the Subfcribers being Met at the Houfe of y e 
Wid w . Mary Learneds Inhold r . in Watertown the 12 th Day of 
Dec r . 1754 Did then and there Agree with M r Jacob Foster Jun r 
of Holifton to keep the School in this Town a Quarter of a Year 
and Inftruct the Children & Youth upon the following Terms 
Viz 1 , for Ten pounds Lawfull Money S d . Foster to bord & provid 
for him Self. S d . Quarter to begin the 17 th Inftant. 

We alfo Agre'd that Sufanna Murch have three Days work ab l . 
her Houfe paid for by the Town 



At a meeting of y e Selectmen a Joseph Mafon's the 31st. of 
Dec r . 1754. 

To Confider what time m r Sam 1 Coollidge has keept the School 
Since Agreem* at m r Tho s Saltmarfh April 20 th . 1752. and what 
reward he shall have for his Service the time He kept y e School 
regulerly. The Selectmen find He kept the School one month 
from y e 20 th . of April aboves d . Then M r Coollidge was after 
that So diforderly as not fit to keep y e School, that a nother 
Schoolmafter was provided for a Quarter of a Year. That Dec r . 
4 th . 1752 m r Coollidge put into the School again for tryal, once 
more, and kept the School from the Eleventh Day of s d . Decemb r . 
1752 to the fifth Day of October 1754. (Then difmift) the 
whole time being one Year and Eleven Months, for which the 
Selectmen Alow'd Him after y e Rate of £40 P Year. 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 
Gentlemen. 



This May Certify that we the subscribers have 
Afsest the Rateable Polls and Eftates of Watertown 



Afsefsors ) m the Sum of Forty Pounds — (which Sum was 
Certifycate \ Granted by S d Town for mending their Highways) 



And have Committed Lists of S d . Rate or Afsesm 1 . to 
the Several Survayers of Highways in S d . Town (who 
are alfo Collectors) viz — To M r Daniel Whitney the 
Sum of Twenty three Pounds Seven Shillings and 
three Pence Two Farthings and To M r Benj n . 
Hastings the Sum of Sixteen Pounds Twelve Shill — 
and Eight Pence Two Farthings with Lawfull war- 
rants to Collect y e Same or See that it be Faithfully 
work't out Agreable to the votes of the Town — So as 



Jona n . Bemis 
Sam 1 Fisk 
Edw d Harrington 
Jofiah Stearns 



Selectmen 

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to make up with the Selectmen at or before the Last 
Day of Nov br — Next Enfewing — 

Sam 1 . Fisk 1 
Watertown Ap 1 : 8 th — 1754 Tho s : Saltmarsh i Afsefsors 

Nath 1 : Harrington J 

[123] At a Meeting of the Selectmen At the Houie of the 
Wid w . Mary Learnd Inhold r — on the Tenth Day of Feb: 1755 — 
the Select Men Issued out Warrants Directed to the Several 
Conftables to warn the Freehold rs - and other Inhab ts - of Water- 
town Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs to Afiemble and Meet 
at the Publick Meeting Houfe in S d . Town on Munday the Third 
Day of March Next at nine of the Clock in the fore Noon for the 
Ends Following (viz) (1) To Choofe a Moderator for S d . 
Meeting (2) To Choofe Select Men A Town Clerk Town 
Treafurer and all other Town Officers Required by Law To be 
Chofen in the Moneth of March Annualy (3) To Choofe a 
Saxton and Agree How he shall be Paid For his Service. (4) To 
Put in their Votes for a County Treafurer (5) To know the 
Mind of the Town whether Swine Shall Run at Large this Year 
under the Regulations of the Law in such Cafe (6) To Hear 
the Town Treafurers Accounts and to pais upon them (7) For 
the Town to Appropriate their Interest Money Coming to the 
Town This Year the Year beginning the Eleventh of Dec br : Last 
(8) For the Town to Grant an Honourable Salery for the Rev d : 
M r . Seth Storer for the Year Enfewing the Year beginning the 
first of March Next — (9) To Grant Money for the Support of 
the School (10) To Grant Money for the Support of the Poor 
(11) To hear the Accounts of thofe Perfons to whome the Town 
is Indebted and Grant Money to Pay the Same — (12) To Grant 
Money for the Repairs of the Great Bridge in Watertown (13) 
To know the Mind of the the Town whether they will Mend 
the Highways and Town ways By Rate this year Afsest on the 
Rateable Polls and Eitates of the Town, and if the Town See 
Caufe to Come into this Method, then to Make a Grant of 
Money for the Same And that Perons have Liberty to work out 
what they Shall be Afsest at for that Service (if they See meet 
Provided it be work't out within the Year, at Such Prices as the 
Town Shall Agree upon for man & Team, And to Choofe the 
Surveyers of Highways to be Collectors of S d . Rate or to Se that 
it be Faithfully work't out within the Year — in the Way & Man- 
ner that y« Town Shall or may Agree upon — (14) To know the 
Mind of the Town whether they With the Rev d . M r . Storers 
Conient will Sell the Ministerial Eftate belonging to the Town 
Or any Part thereof And otherwile Provide for M r . Stcrer with 
the Proceeds of S d . Eftate And to Determin How, And whether 
they will Appoint A Committee on S d . Affair, And Coniider what 
Inftructions they will give Said Committe — Or otherwile Provid 



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for M r . Storer's Comfortable future Subsistance as the Town 
Shall then see fitt (15) To know the Mind of the Town 
whether they will Sell any other Lands belonging to the Town, 
And Dispofe of the Interest of the Money that Shall arife there- 
by, or the Principle as the Town Shall See Fit (16) To know 
the Mind of the Town whether they will Give up the Bond Given 
by the Com tee For Removing the Meetinghoufe from School- 
houfs hill they having performed the Condition as farr as was 
Pofsible (as they Say) (17) To know the Mind of The Town 
whether they will Let out the Little Island and other 

Lands 

[124] Lands by the River which were Lett Last Year and 
Choofe a Com tee . therefor (18) To Grant Money for the Fin- 
ishing the Meetinghoufe, Or other wife Determin how it shall 
be done — (19) To know the Mind of the Town whether they 
will sink any Perfons Rates in the Outstanding Conftables Hands 
and if So then Grant Money to Make them Good — The Con- 
ftables w T ere alfo Directed to Notifye such Perfons to whome the 
Town is indebted to bring in their Acc ts . to the Selectmen at the 
w* 1 : Mary Learneds the 28 th of Feb: Inftant — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen At the Houfe of the Wid w Mary 
Learned Inhold r . On the 28. Day of Feb: 1755. For the Re- 
ceiving the Acc ts . of thofe Perfons to whome the Town is Indebted 
in Order for their being Laid before the Town, The Acc ts . Rec d : 
Are as follows — (viz) — 

M r . Jofiah Stearns's. Ace*. For Mending the 

Town's Stocks £..—.2—10—.. 

M r . Tho s : Saltmarfh's M r Nath 1 : Harringtons 1 

and Sam 11 Fisks Acc 1 : for Serving As Afsefsors [ .2 — .8 — .. — 

Sixteen Shillings Each J 

Sam 11 Fisks Acc 1 . for Entring a Caution at the 

Sefsions .. — 1 — — .. 

M r . Benj a . Hastings's Acc 1 . For three Days & ]/ 2 

work at L f . Whitneys Houfe to fit it up to Meet 

in &c. ..—10— 6— 

L\ Daniel Whitneys Acc 1 . To the Ufe of His 

Houfe for a Publick meeting Place Five 

Moneths & y 2 at £4 — p r . Year .1 — 16 — 9— .2 

Jofeph Mafon Esq r .s Acc 1 . To Serving as Clerk 

& Treafurer y e . Year 1754 2—13—4 — .. 

And for warning Sundrie Perfons out of Town .. — 9 — 7 — .. 

M r . Benj a . Hastings Acc 1 . To work and Meter- 

ials for the Great Bridge . 1 — 17 — .8 — 

U. Edw d . Harringtons Acc 1 . to work Done at 

the Great Bridge .. — 8 — .. — .. 

En n . Bemis's Acc 1 . To work done at the Great 

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M r . John Cook's Ac*. To work done at the Great 
Bridge 



..—2 —.8—.. 



At A Gene 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold' 5 . And Other In- 
hab ts . of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting 
Houfe in S d . Town On The Third Day of March AD. 1755. for 
the Choice of Town Officers And Other Town Affairs 



Voted and Chofe Cap 1 
Meeting — 



John Brown to be Moderator for S d . 
John Hunt 



Voted and Choie for Select Men 



Cap : 



Xath 1 



Coollidge 
Fisk 



Fisk 



L r . Daniel Whitney 
Cor 1 : Jofiah Stearns 
And was Sworn to S d Office 
By Nath 1 . Harris Eiq r 



Voted And Chofe Sam 11 
Town Clerk / 

Voted And Chofe M r . Nathan 1 : Harrington Town Treaiurer 
Voted And Choie M r . Cornelius Waldo for the firft Conitable — 
Voted & Choie M r . Nehemiah Maion for the 2 d Conitable but 
was Excufed 



[125] Voted and Choie M r . Tho 5 : Clark for the Second 
Conftable at whoie Deiire His Brother Richard Clark Apeared 
to Serve in His Room, And the Question was Put whether it is 
the mind of the Town to Accept of the S d . Richard Clark to 
Serve as Conitable in the Room of Tho 5 : Clark and the Vote Past 
in the Afirmative 

f M r . Tho 5 : Saltmarsh 
Voted And Choie for Afseisors i Sam 11 . Fisk 

[ M r . Nathaniel Harrington 

Voted And Choie for Sealer of Leather M r Edmund Fowle 

■r«A«^nr#« xr- f Sam 11 . Hager 

Voted And Choie for fence \ ,ewers | Jo{eph Paterfon 

Voted And Chofe for Surveyers of Highways ( Moses Stone 
Who are alfo Chofen Collectors — \ Sam 11 . Barnard 

Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen— \ J oh " Cook . 

/ Bez 1 . Learned 

xt , a i f e tt \ Tho 5 : Learned 

Voted And Chofe for Hogrieves- j Tho! . Harrington 

Voted And Chofe for Surveyers and ( Jonas Coollidge 

Meaiurers of Timber Board Plank <5cc ) John Brown 

t t j , n , ■ , jj j ( Jofiah Bright 
Voted and Choie for Hawards | Roben L€arned 

Voted And Choie Peter Feisenden Gauger of Cask 
Voted And Chofe for Culler of Hoops & ( Sam 11 . Cook 
Staves \ Bez 1 . Learned 

Voted And Chofe Sam 11 . Stratten Saxton — 



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Voted that the Saxton Be paid by Two Contrebutions As 
Ufual 

Voted that Swine Run at Large thl *^ ear under the Regulations 
of the Law — 

Then the Town Treafurer's Acc ts : were Laid before the Town 
Read & Accepted 

The Town Treafurer's acc ts : of the Interest money was Read 
& Accepted — 

Voted And Apropriated the Interest Money Coming to the 
Town This Year the Year beginning the Eleventh of Dec br : Last, 
(viz) £30 — Towards the Rev d : M r . Storer's Salary. And — £.. 
—5.— 8— To the School— 

[126] Voted And Granted £66— 13— 4— for A Salary for 
the Rev d : M r Seth Storer this Prefent Year. The Thirty Pounds 
of the Interest Money Appropriated for that Ufe to be part of 
S d . Sum 

Voted And Granted £30 — .. — .. for the Support of the School 
this Prefent Year the Five Shillings & Eight Pence of the Interest 
Money Appropriated for that Ufe to be part of S d . Sum 
— Voted & Granted £13 — To Support the Poor 
Then the Acc ts . of thofe Perfons to whome the Town was 
Indebted Amounting to the Sum of £10 — 15 — 8 — 2 Ware Read 
And Alow'd And the Sum of Ten Pounds Fifteen Shillings 
Eight Pence Two farthings Voted And Granted to Satisfye S d . 
Acc ts — Voted And Granted the Sum of Three Pounds Toward's 
the Repairing the Great Bridge — in Watertown — 
Voted -to Mend the ways this Year by a Rate 

Voted And Granted the Sum of £40 : For the Mending 

the Highways And Town ways to be Afseft on the Rateable Polls 
And Eftates in the Town 

Voted that the Price of Labour for Man and Team in Mending 
the ways be y e Same it was Last Year — 

Voted to Sell the Ministerial Place (Exclufive of the Marsh) 
Provided the Rev d : M r . Storer Confents to it) And Otherwife 
Provide for the Rev d M r . Storer — 

Put to Vote whether the Town will Choofe a Com tee - for that 

Purpofe — And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 

Voted And Chofe M r . John Hunt L*. Daniel Whitney And 

En : Jona n : Bemis A Com tee . for the Ends AforeS d . — 

Upon a Motion Made And Seconded the Vote was put whether 

it is the Mind of the Town to Ajourn the Meeting to M r . Tho s : 

Saltmarshes there to Meet in About half an Hour to finish the 

Remaining Businefs of the Meeting And the Vote Past in the 

Affirmative It was accordingly Ajourned — 

At a Gen 1 : Meeting of the Inhabitants of Watertown at M r . 

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journm 1 : The Town proceeded in Acting upon the (14) Article 
Relating to the Ministerial Place And Directed their Committe on 
that Affair as follows (viz) To offer the Rev d : M r . Storer the 
Interest of the Money Arifing by y* Sale of the Ministerial Place 
in Leiu of the Improvm 1 : of S d . Premifes Dureing his Ministry in 
this Town And in cafe that Don't Suit the Rev d : M r . Storer— 
S d . Com te€ - Are Directed to Look out and Purchafe a Ministerial 
Place Convenient to the Meeting houfe S d . Committe not to Go 
beyound the proceeds of S d . Sale in Providing another — And to 
Make report to the Town at the Town Meeting Next after S d . 
Affair is Accomplished — 

Voted to Sell Such Pieces of Land belonging to the Town as 
may be Spaered and that the Interest of the Money Arifing by S d . 
Sales of Land be Appropriated to the Support of the Gosple 
Ministry in this Town 

Voted and Chofe M r . John Hunt &. Daniel Whitney & En n : 
Jonathan Bemis a Com tee for the Ends AforeS d : Voted alfo that 

A 

Said Com tee . be Impower'd 

To 

[127] To Joine with the Committees that are or may be 
Chofen By Weston & Waltham to Dispofe of the Farm belonging 
to Watertown Weston & Waltham — 

Voted that the Bond Given to the Town by the Com tee . Chofen 
by The Town to Remove the Meeting Houfe from Schoolhoufe 
Hill be Given up to S d . Committee 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to Lett out 
the Little Island below the Mills and the other Lands by the 
River which were Lett Last Year. And the Vote Past in the 
Negative — 

Voted that the Remaining Part of the Charge for Finishing the 
Meeting Houfe (over and Above the Grant made to Build S d : 
Houfe) Be Raised upon the Pews that are to be Built in S d . 
Houfe— 

Sam 11 . Whitney Late Conftable Pleaded for the Abatement of 
Sundry Perfons Rates in His List (viz) Henry Seger's Rate of 
4. shil: & 9 Pence Gilbert Thorntons .2 shil and 7 pence 1 
Farthing Sol: Phips's 3 shil. 9 — 3 — James Dascom's — 2 fhil — 
7 — 1 James Huits — 2 fhil. 7 — 1 — John Taynter Jun r . 2 shil — 
7 — 1 — David Fosters .1 sh: 9 Amounting in the whole to 
£1 — .. — 8 — 3 — which the Town Voted to Abate 
John Kembal Jun r . Late Conftable Pleaded for an Abatem*. of 
Tho s : Browns Rate in his List which is 6 fhil. 6 — & Jofiah 
Harris's — 5 fhil 2 d . .. which Makes — 11 — 8 which the Town 
Voted to abate — 

The Town alfo Abated Daniel Pierces Rate in Conftable 
Dix's List All which abatements Make £2 — 17 — 7 — 2 — Voted 
and Granted the Like Sum to make Good S d . Abatements — 



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The Oath Refpecting the Oth r . "] 
Goverm ts . Money was taken !► viz by 
By the Selectmen J 



At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the W d . Mary 
Learned Inhold r . on Fryday the Seventh of March AD. 1755 
The Officers After Mentioned Sworn By Nath 1 : Harris 
Efq r — 

John Hunt 
Nath 1 . Coollidge 
Sam 11 . Fisk 
Daniel Whitney 
Jofiah Stearns 

The following Perfon's after They Had taken the S d . Money 
Oath were Sworne to the Faithfull Discharge of the offices to 
which they ware Chofen (viz) Nath 1 Harrington to the office of 
Town Treafurer & Afsefsor — Tho s . Saltmarsh And Sam 11 . Fisk to 
the Office of Afsefsors. 

Cornelius Waldo & ) ~ , ^ ,,. , ^ s , . 
Richard Clark jun'. \ To the ° fflce of Conftables. 
Edm d : Fowle To the Office of Sealer of Leather 
Joseph Paterfon to the Office of Fence Veiw r : Mofes Stone & 
Sam 11 . Barnard to the Office of Survayers of Highways And Col- 
lectors — John Cook to the office of Tythingman — Tho s . Learned 
& Tho s : Harrington to the office of Hogreavs — Jonas Coollidge & 
John Brown to the office of Survayer and Meafurers of Timber 
Board Plank & Slitwork — Josiah Bright & Robert Learned to 
the Office of Hawards or Field Drivers; Gager of Cask Peter 
Fefsenden to the Office of Gauger of Casks, Sam 11 . Cook to the 
Office of Culler of Hoops and Staves — 

[128] To the Selectmen of Watertown 
Gentlemen — 

This May Certify that We the Subscribers have Afsest the 
Rateable Polls & Eftates of Watertown in the Sum of Forty 
Pounds Granted for Mending the High Ways And have Com- 
mitted Lists of s d . Rate or Afsefm*: to the Several Survayers who 
are Alfo Collectors (viz) To M r Sam 11 . Barnerd the Sum of 
Twenty Four Pounds Fifteen Shillings & Seven Pence, And To 
M r . Mofes Stone the Sum of Fifteen Pounds Four Shillings & 
Five Pence With Lawfull Warrants to Collect the Same or Se 
that it be work't out Agreable to the Votes of the Town — And 
make up with the Selectmen at or before the Last Day of Novem br 
Next Enfewing the Date Hereof — 

, 1T T , rit , Tho s . Saltmarsh ] A f f t 

Watertown June 10 th . Sam 11 Fisk \ Aiseisors or 

1755 - 7 Nath 1 Harrington J Watertown 

[129] Att A Meeting of the Select Men of Watertown at 
the Houfe of the W d : Mary Learned Inhold r . of S d . Town March 
24 th . AD 1775. — The Surveyers Districts Were Determined as 



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foiloweth (viz) M r Sam 11 . Barnards District to be the west Part 
of the Town to the Road that Leads by the Meetinghoufe and So 
over the Hill where the Meetinghoufe Lately Stood And So to 
Cambridge Line Near M r . Tho s : Willingtons M r . Barnard to 
mend s d : Road And Alfo to work out Two Pounds, Thirteen 
Shillings & Four Pence of His Rate East of S d : Road where it may 
be most needed — M r . Mofes Stone the Other Survayer to Mend 
the Roads east of the Road aforesS d — 

At S d . Meeting The Select Men Agreed to Imploy M r . Jacob 
Foster To keep the School for Another Quarter. And Appointed 
M r . John Hunt & Sam 11 . Fisk to Treat with M r . Foster And 
Agree with him to keep the School upon As Reafonable Tearm's 
as they Can 

At S d . Meeting the Select men Agreed with Cap 1 . Tainter to 
keep M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge One Fortnight from the Above Date 
at Four Shillings and Eight Pence p r . Week — 
Agreed Alfo that M r . Joiiah Stearns and Sam 11 . Fisk Go and 
Discourfe with the Wid w . Maddox And Enquire into Her Cir- 
cumftances and Make Report at the Next Meeting — 
Agreed Alfo that M r Neth 1 Coollidge and M r . Daniel Whit- 
ney Go and Enquire of the W d : Webb to know Whether she is 
Content to Tarry at Cap 1 . Tainters or whether she is Defierous 
to Remove to M r . John Coollidges Each of them offering to take 
s d . w* 1 : at the Rate of Twenty Four shillings old Ten P r week 



At a Meeting of the Select, men at the Houfe of Cap 1 . Nath 1 . 
Coollidge the Seventh Day of April: AD. 1755 — Jofiah Stearns 
& Sam 11 . Fisk Reported on the Affair of the wid w . Maddox as 
foiloweth — Thay went & Talk't with s d . wid w - And find She is 
very Defierous of having a Room Provided for Her at M r Hinds's 
where she formerly Lived where she thinks she can Provide for 
her self If she hath her Health Continewed — Upon which the 
Select Men Defired Cap 1 . CoolHdge to Go and Enquire whether a 
Room may be Obtain'd of M r . Hinds for s d - Wid w - And to ingage 
the Rent Provided S d . Wid w . Should not be able to Pay it — It 
was propos'd to Hire a Room for one Quarter first and Provided 
s d - wid w - Can make it Do Comfortably — then to Have s d . Room 
ingaged or Hired for another Quarter & So on for the Space of 
a Year — At S d . Meeting the Select men Agreed with M rs . 
Coollidge the wife of M r . John Coollidge to Board M r Sam 11 . 
Coollidge at the Rate of Four Shillings p r - week for the Space of 
one Year — Provided he Can't be Got into Some way of Bulineis 
whereby he may in some meafure Earn his Living — At S d . Meet- 
ing the Select Men Ordered the Treafurer to Pay £5 — 16 — .. To 
Cap 1 . Taynter for Boarding Sam 11 . Coollidge to this Date — Thay 
alfo Orderd the Treafurer to Pay £7—10—4 — 2— To s d . Cap 1 - 



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for His Boarding the Wid w - Webb and for Extreaordineries to 
the 2 d . Inftant — S d . Orders Signed Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerk — 

[130] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of 
Sam 11 . Fisk on the First Day of May A. D. 1755 The Select: Men 
having Rec d . a Precept for Choofing A Reprefentative Ordered 
the Clerk to Issue out Warrants for Calling a Town Meeting to 
Choofe a Reprefentative on the 12 th - of this Inftant May at the 
Publick Meeting houfe at one o-Clock After noone which was 
Done in the words following — (viz) 

Directed to the Conftables 

Thefe are in His Majesties Name to Will and Require You A 
forthwith to warn the freehold 1 " 8 - and Other Inhabitants of 
Watertown in Your District who are Qualifyed to Vote in the 
Choice of a Reprefentative to Afsemble and Meet at the Publick 
meetinghoufe in s d . Town on Munday the Twelfth Day of May 
Inftant at one of the Clock afternoon then and there to Elect & 
Depute a Sutable Perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them in a 
Great and General Court or Afsembly to be held Appointed to be 
Convened Held And Kep't for His Majesties Service at the Court 
Houfe in Boston on Wenefday the Twenty Eighth Day of May 
Courant Hereof Fail Not Dated at watertown May the 5 th . A D- 
1755— P r . Order of the Selea men 

Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerke 

At the Select mens Meeting Aboves d . Thay Directed the Clerk 
to Issue out Warrants for a town Meeting on the 12- Day 
of May Inftant at Two of the Clock afternoon at the Publick 
Meetinghoufe in s d . Town For the Ends following — (viz) — 
(1) To Choofe a Moderator for s d . Meeting — (2) To know the 
mind of the Town whether they will Dispofe of their Right in 
the Farm Near Watchufet Hill (Provided the other Towns 
Concernd Don't Se Caufe to Joine in S d . Affair) And to pafs 
any Vote or Votes on s d . Affair as thay shall Judge propper — 
(3) For the Town to Manifest w £ ih ' T h is their minds that 
their Bonds upon Interest in the Treafurie which have one Years 
Interest or more Due upon them be put in Sute the Next Term 
Provided the Interest be not paid before — And alfo the Notes of 
Hand in the Treafurie — (4) To Hear the Petition or Plea of 
Uriah Clark for a Confideration on the Account of His being 
over Rated in the Last Town Rate — And for the Town to act 
their pleafure on S d . Affair — (5) To Choofe a Saxton — (6) To 
Hear the Account of the Committe Chofen by the Town to 
build the Meeting houfe — (7) For the Town to Determin in 
what way and Manner they will Dispofe of the Pews (Confistant 
with the Vote already past on s d . Affair) And to pafs Any Vote 
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— Warrants were Issued out accordingly — Att st . Sam 11 . Fisk 
Clerk. 

At S d . Meeting the Select Ordered the Conftables Districts to 
be as follows the East District to be as Ufual with the Addition of 
Mifs urs - Richard Clark His Sons Tho s . and Richard Jonathan 
Stone John Kembal & John Kemball Jun r . Daniel Bond Jonas 
Barnard and the W d . Sibble Bright & their Eftates — the West to 
be the Remainder of the Town — 

[131] At A General Town Meeting of the freehold"- & 
Other Inhabitants of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in the Choice 
of A Reprefentative Regurly afsembled on the Twelfth Day 
of May A D — At the Publick meetinghoufe in said Town The 
Selectmen being Prefent Ordered the Clerk to Reed the war- 
rant for s d . Meeting After which the Votes were Call'd for — 
which when brought in Sorted And Number It Appeared that 
M r . John Hunt was Chose by a Major part of the Votes — 
At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold"- and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regularly Afsembled at the Publick meetinghoufe on Mundav 
the 12— Day of May A D- 1755 — 

Voted & Chose M r . John Hunt Moderator for S d . Meeting — 
Upon A Motion Made and Seconded the Meeting and the 
Bufinefs of it was Adjourned to Munday the Second Dav of June 
Next Two oClock A Afternoon then to be held At the Publick Meeting- 
houfe in S d . Town.. 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold"- and other 
Inhabit"- of Watertown, Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regularly Afsembled at the Publick Meetinghoufe on Munday 
the Second Day of June A D 1755. By Adjournment 
Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town to Difpofe of 
their Right in the Farm Near Wachufet Hill for the most it 
will fetch in Case the Other Towns Concern'd Dont se caufe 
to Joine in S d . Affair — And the Vote past in the Affirmative — 
Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town that their 
Com tee - viz M r . John Hunt IA Daniel Whitney & En n : Jonathan 
Bemis — Chofen Last March Meeting to Joine with Committees 
which Might be Chosen by Weston & Waltham, to Dispofe of S d . 
Farm Be the Committee to Dispofe of Watertowns Right In S d . 
Farm As aforef d . And the Vote Past in the Affirmative — 
Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town that the Bonds 
upon Interest in the Treafurie which have one Year's Interest or 
more Due upon them Be Put in Sute the Next Term Provided 
the Interest be not paid before — And Likewife the Bonds which 
may be Look't upon as Hazzardous by the Treafurer 

And The Vote Past in the Affirmative 
Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town that the 



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Notes of hand in the Treafurie be Immediatly put upon Interest 
to the Town or Put in Sute Next Term — and the Vote Past in 
the Afirmative — 

Voted and Granted One Pound Five Shillings Two Pence 

Three Farthings to M r Uriah Clark on Account of his being over 

Rated in the Last Town Rate — 

Voted and Chofe M r . Benj a . Hastings Saxton — 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town, that those 

persons who Injoy'd Pews, in the former Meetinghouse Should 

have Pews in in the present Meetinghoufe in the Same place's 

where their Pews were in S d . former Meeting houfe Under the 

Regulations and upon the Terms Other Pews Shall be Dispos'd 

of And the Vote Pas't in the Negative 

Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town that the 
Pews be Settled upon Real Eftate Perfonal & Faculty And one 
Head 

And the Vote Past in the Negative 

[132] Put to Vote Whether it be the mind of the Town to 
Settle the Pews upon Real Eftate and one Head And the Vote 
Past in the Negative — Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the 
Town that the Pews Should be Settled upon Real & Perfonal 
Eftate and one Head — 

And the Vote Pas't in the Affirmative 
Upon a Motion made and Seconded the Vote was put whether 
it is the mind of the Town to Reconfider the Last Vote 

And it Past in the Negative — 
Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town that the 
Valuation By which the Rate was made for Building the Meeting- 
houfe be the Rule by which the Pews shall be Dispos'd of 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town that the 
Pew nearest the Pulpet Stairs be referv'd for the Ministerial Pew 

And the Vote past in the Affirmative 
Voted that M r John Sawins Real Eftate Set to his Son John 
in S d . Valuation Should be Set to the S d . M r . John Sawin in 
Drawing a Pew 

Voted that that part of M r . Moses Stones Eftate which was 
Set to his Mother in the Valuation AforeS d . be Set to S d . Moses 
Stone in the Dispofition of the Pews — 

Voted that the Real Eftate of M r . Jonathan Brown Set to his 
Son Jonathan in S d . Valuation Be Set to the S d . M r . Jonathan 
Brown in the Adjusting of the Pews — 

Voted that the Eftate's of M r Oliver Livermore M r . Nethaniel 
Bright and M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge Deceas't Have their Chance in 
Drawing Pews — 

Voted that thofe Perfons to whom the Pews shall be Granted 



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or who Shall Draw the Pews, Personaly Set in them Ufualy with 
their Families or S d . Pews Shall Revart to the town 
Voted that when any Perfons Shall Se caufe to Sell their Pews 
the Town Shall have the Refufal of S d . Pews Paying the Money 
Rais'd on S d . Pews — 

Voted that If any Persons Sell their Eftates and Move out 
of Town, Their Pews Shall Revert to the Town, The Town 
Paying or Reimbursing to them the Money Paid bv them for S d . 
Pews- 
Voted that thofe Perfons who are Reputed Members of the 
Church of England have a Chance for Drawing Pews And Enjoy 
the Pews they Shall Draw So long as they Pay their Proportion 
to the Meetinghoufe & Support of the Minister in this Town — 
Which if they Refufe to Do S d . Pews Shall Revart to the Town 
for the Town to Dispofe of as they Shall See fitt — 
Voted that the Money to be Rais'd upon the Pews be Paid by 
the Perfons who shall Draw the Pews Each one his proportion 
by the first Day of July Next Enfewing which if they Refufe or 
Neglect to Do their Pews shall revert to the Town to be dispos'd 
of as the Town Shall See fitt 

Voted that the Afsefsors be the Com 1 ", to Make the adjustm 1 . 
of the Charge to be Laid upon the Pews And to offer the Pews 
to 



[133] Perfons According to their Pay the highest Payer 
first and so on Succefsively 

Voted And Adjourned this Meeting and the Remaining 
Bufinefs of the Meeting to Munday the 16 Day of June Inftant 
Two of the Clock After Noone to this Place — 

At A General Town Meeting of the Free holders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown, Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meetinghoufe in S d . Town on 
Munday the Sixteenth Day of June A D. 1755 — By Adjournm 1 - 
The Accounts of the Committe Chofen by the Town to build 
the Meetinghoufe Ware Read which in the General are as fol- 
lows — 

To the Contract with M r . Peirpoint k Evans £4840— Old Ten 
To Services done by Perfons & Meterials Procured 360 — 1 — 1 
To Alowance for Finishing the Meetinghoufe 51 — . — 



£5251—1 

Granted by the Town— £4500 — old Ten 

Meterials of the former 4651 — 1 

house Sold 151 — 1 — .. 



4651—1 



£0600—0 



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Put to Vote whether it is the Mind of the Town to accept the 
Committes account And that Six hundred Pounds old Ten Be 
Rais'd upon the Pews for Compleating the Houfe — 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 

Voted and Adjourned this Meeting to the Second Day of July 
Next at Ten of the Clock in the forenoon then to Meet at this 
place — And that the Afsefsors proceed in Adjusting & Disposing 
of the Pews in the Mean time — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Sam 11 . Fisk the 
16 of June 1755 — When M r . Wyeth of Cambridge brought Ruth 
Maddox who was bound out by the Selectmen & Exchanged In- 
dentures — at s d . Meeting the Selectmen Agreed to Hire M r 
Jacob Foster to keep the School Another Quarter — 

At a General Town Meeting of the Freehold", and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meetinghouse in S d . Town 
on Wednisday the Second Day of July AD. 1755. By Adjourn- 
ment — 

Put to Vote whether it is the mind of the Town that the 
Com tee - for Building the Meetinghoufe be the Perfons to Receive 
the Money Voted to be rais'd Upon the Pews, And the Vote Past 
in the Affirmative — 

Voted that Cap 1 John Brown be Directed to Give Receipts to 
Perfons (who Shall Pay their Money for their Pews) in the 
Name of the Com tee - 

[134] Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town to 
accept of and Confirm what the Afsefsors have Done as a Com tee - 
in Proportioning the Money Voted to be rais'd upon the Pews, 
and the Disposition they have made of S d . Pews, 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
Voted that the Com tee - for Building the Meetinghoufe Be and 
hereby Are Directed and Impowered to Receive the Money of 
thofe Perfons who have not yet Paid the proportionable part of 
the Charge Laid upon the Pews they have Chosen or Pitch't upon 
Provided the Money be Paid on or before Munday Next, & in 
Cafe they Neglect or Refufe to Pay by that time S d . Com tee - Shall 
offer S d . Pews to the Next highest Payers and So on Succefsively 
Untill S d . Pews are Dispos'd of and the Money Afsest upon them 
Paid by thofe who shall Receive S d . Pews — 



The following is a list of the Names of the Perfons to whome 
the Pews were Granted with their Prime Cost 1755 



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Names 


Invoice 


Sums afseft 






z 


s 


z 


s 


o. 


T * f 

Leiu* 


Ldw: d Harrington 


1 15 


3 


25 


A 

4 


1 1 


wid° 


Ruth Livermore 


11/4 

1 14 


1 ^ 
16 


25 


3 


3 


Lei\r : 


Uamel vv nitney 


LVD 


o 



Zj 


i 
1 


1 1 




j\.icn . v^iarK 


1 A 1 

1U1 


1 o 
10 


22 


7 






John Hunt 


Q7 


1 Pk 

IU 


zl 





1 1 
1 1 




Jonas Bond Esq/ 


90 


4 


19 


14 


c 

j 




Jona n : Bemis 


00 


A 

4 


1 o 

lo 




1U 


wid° 


oiDei rsrignt 


00 


A 

4 


1 Q 
10 


i e 
1 J 


1 n 
1U 




Sam' Fisk 


OA 

o4 


1 o 
lo 


1 o 
lo 


i i 
1 1 


c 

j 




IVlofes Stone 


o2 


o 




1 o 

lo 


1 
1 




v_ap 


John Brown 


80 


1 o 

18 


17 


1 n 

12 


8 




jonn KemDaii 


79 


2 


1 1 

17 


6 


6 




Henry Spring 


78 


6 


17 




2 




Jona" : Brown 


76 


12 


1 

16 


15 


o 

8 




Josiah Stearnes 


1 A 

74 


16 


1 £. 

lo 


7 


1 1 




in atn riarns r,sq 


1 A 

74 


6 


16 


7 


6 




Sam': Benjamin 


73 


4 


1 c 

lo 


1 






Jos^ 1 Harrington 


1 1 
/ 1 


13 


1 c 

15 


14 






Jona n : Stone 


68 


1 A 

14 


15 




ID 




Amos Bond 


65 


16 


1 A 

14 


o 



c 

5 




Sam' : Jenifon 


65 


14 


14 


7 


n 
9 




Sam': Barnard 


63 


16 


13 


1 r» 

19 


1-7 
1 




Andrew White 


60 


2 


13 


3 


6 




lLben r (joddard 


59 


18 


12 


19 


9 




Jonas Coollidge 


58 


18 


12 


18 


5 




Edmund Fowle 


57 


16 


12 


13 


4 




John Cook 


57 


8 


12 


10 


10 




Joseph Patterion 


56 


16 


12 


9 


1 




Nath' Harrington 


55 


10 


12 


2 


8 




Jonn \V nitney 


54 




1 1 


16 




v^ap 1 : 


rsatn 1 Coollidge 


- 51 


4 


11 


4 


4 




Sam': Hager 


50 


18 


11 


3 






John Sawin 


50 


16 


11 


2 


5 




Jonn L^ooilidge 


50 


6 


10 


19 


2 




Joseph Mason Esq r 


50 


4 


10 


18 


9 


Cap 1 : 


John Tainter 


49 


6 


10 


15 






Daniel Bond 


49 


6 


10 


15 






Nath' Stone 


46 


16 


10 


5 


3 


Cap 1 : 


David Bauldwin 


45 


6 


9 


18 


10 






600" 













Tho< Saltmarih 1 

Nath' Harrington > Committee 
Sam:' Fisk 



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[135] 

[136] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of the 
w d . Mary Learned Inholder — On Munday the First Day of 
Sep br : A D. 1755 — To Confider of the List of Perfons Licenced 
Last Year — The Selectmen in their Return Signifyed they had 
nothing to Object to their Having their Licences Renew'd — 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Clerk to Send 
Letters to Notify the Selectmen of Weston and Waltham to Meet 
with the Selectmen of Watertown on Munday the Fifteenth of 
Sep br - Inftant, At the Houfe of M r . Richard Cutten of S d . Wal- 
tham, Inhold 1 - The Selectmen of Waltham to be notifyed to 
Meet at S d . Cuttens on s d - Day At one of the Clock afternoon 
Precisely to Adjust the Charge of the Poor Jointly Supported by 
Watertown & Waltham — According to the terms on which Wal- 
tham was Set off From Watertown — The Selectmen of Weston to 
Meet at three of the Clock s d . Afternoone at s d . Place with the 
Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham — to Adjust the Accoumpts 
of the Charge of the Great Bridge in S d . Watertown mutualy — 
Suported by S d . Towns — 

And Likewife to Defire the Selectmen of Weston to Infert it 
as an Article in their warrant for their Next Town Meeting — 
To know their minds' whether they will Choofe a Com tee - to 
Joine with Watertown & Walthams Com tee 's to Devide the Farm 
belonging to S d . Towns — in Cafe they are Determin'd not to 
Sell their Right in S d . Farm — Letters were Sent Accordingly pr. 
Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerk 

At. -S d Meeting the Selectmen ordered the Clerk to Order the 
Town Treafurer to Pay M r . Jacob Foster Our prefent School- 
master for his keeping the School the Second Quarter — 
The Selectmen of Weston Sent Letters to the Selectmen of 
Watertown And Waltham Signifying they Could not attend to 
Meet at the time Appointed upon the Affair of the Great Bridge 
and appointed to Meet on Fryday the Ninteenth at one of the 
Clock afternoon at Rich d . Cuttens — 

[137] At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown 
Weston & Waltham at M r . Richard Cuttens at Waltham, on the 
Nineteenth Day of Septem r . AD. 1755 — The Charge of the 
Great Bridge in Watertown was Adjusted between S d . Town's — 
as Followeth — 

1752 — Watertowns Cost for Repairs of y* Great Bridge in said 

Town Since y* Last Adjustm 1 : on Feb: 11 — 1752 — 

To Jonathan Bemis to 3 Days work of His Team 

and \y 2 of a man £. — 13 — 4 

To Benj a . Hastings for work and care of the Great 

Bridge in 1752 .1—12—. 



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To Edw* 1 . Harrington to 2 Days work of A Team & 

Three & ^ of a man and 2 Days of a Lad Carting 

Gravil to the Great Bridge .. — 12 — .. 

To Cap 1 David Baldwin for 115 Feet of Slitwork 

for S d . Bridge ..—.5 —5 

To David Livermore for Dogs & Speek for the 

Great Bridge .. — 1 — 6 

To Jonas Coollidge for Six feet of Timber for the 

Great Bridge .. — 3 — 6 

1753 — To David Livermore for Speeks and Dogs 

for the Great Bridge .. — 2 — 9 

To Benj a : Hasting for work Done at the Great 

Bridge in 1753 1—8 —8 

1754 — To Benj 3 . Hastings for Work and Meterials 

for the Great Bridge —1—17—8 
d 

To L*. Edw • Harrington for work Done At the 

A 

Great Bridge .. — .8 — .. 
To Enf n - Jonathan Bemis for work Done at the 

Great Bridge .. — 5 — .4 

To John Cook for work Done at the Great Bridge .. — 2 — 8 



Due from Weston to Watertown by the Adjustm*- 

Feb: 11—1752 

Paid to Watertown in Cash 



£7—12—11 

£1—8—11 
..—8—9—2 



£1- 



1—2 



Weston's Charg on the Great Bridge in Watertown Since the 
last Adjustment— Feb. 11 — 1752— 
To M r . John Walker for Labour And Slitwork for 
Watertown Bridge £1 — 2 — 

To M r . Henry Spring for Six Days work at S d . 
Bridge ..—16— .. 

To M r . Benj a . Harrington for 94 Feet of Plank 
for S d . Bridge .. — 18 — 9 

To. M r . John Mirick Jun r - for 371 Feet of Plank 
for S d . Bridge ..3 — 14 — 3 

To M r . Stimfon for Plank for S d . Bridge 2— .2 — . 

£8—13—.. 
7—12—11 



Total 



£16—5 —11 



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Province Tax. 
Watertowns 
Westons 
Walthams 



Watertowns Part 
Westons Part 
Walthams Part 



Watertown hath over Paid 
Weston hath over Paid 

— Due from Waltham — 



133— .7 

193—16 

124—10 



369—13 

£5 — 17 — 6 

4— 18—5 

5— 10— 

16— .5— 11 



■15—5 
14—7 



£5—10—.. 



This Ballance of £5 — 10 Set to waltham's Ace 1 : 

See Page 48 — Treafurie — 
Due from Waltham to Watertown by the Adjustment Feb: 
11—1752 £5—1—2 

To which Adjustm 1 . The Selectmen of Each Town Set their 
Names as follows 



John Hunt — 
Sam 11 . Fisk 
Daniel Whitney 
Jofiah Stearns — 



Selectmen 
of 

Watertown 



Sam 11 . Livermore 
Jonat n . Sanderfon 
John Ball 



Abijah Upham 
Nathan Fisk 
Abraham Biglow 
Eben r : Hobbs 
Isaac Allen 

Selectmen of 
Waltham 



Selectmen 

of 
Weston 



[138] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of 
John Hunt Esq: Ordered that the Town Treafurer be Directed 
to Send out Executions Against the Delinquent Conftables for 
their deficiency in Collecting the Town Rates — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen At the Publick meeting houfe 
in S d . Town On Munday the Sixth Day of Octo r - A D. 1755— 
Agreed that the Treafurer be ordered to Pay M r . Jacob Foster 
for His Keeping the School the Third Quarter — 
At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Clark to Issue 
out Warrants for a Gen 1 : Town Meeting to Be on the Munday 
Following (viz) on the 13 th - of October Inftant At one of the 
Clock afternoon At the Publick meetinghoufe in s d . Town — for 
the Ends following (viz) 



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(1.) To Choofe a Moderator for S d . Meeting — 
(2) To know the mind of the Town whether they will appro- 
priate a Sum of Money in the Treafurie unappropriated Alfo a 
Sum of money Due from Waltham; To be Improved with the 
Proceeds of the Sale of the Parfonage in Purchafing another, By 
their Com tee - Appointed for that Purpoie — And in Cafe S d . Sum's 
and Proceeds shall be Judged Infoficient for that Purpoie — Then 
to know the mind of the Town whether they will Grant Such a 
Sum of money to be Aded thereto as will be Sufficient to inable 
s d . Com le€ - to Accomplish s d . Affair — Or for the Town to Come 
into Any other Meafures whereby S d . Affair may be accom- 
plished — 

Warrants were Issued Out Accordingly by Sam 11 . Fisk Town 
Clerk— 

At A General Town Meeting of the Frehold rs - And other 
Inhabi ts : of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meet- 
inghoufe in S d . Town On Munday the Thirteenth d ^ y of Octob 1 "- 
AD— 1755— 

Voted and Chofe John Hunt Efq r . Moderator for S d . Meeting — 

( 1 ) The Vote was Put whether it be the mind of the Town 
to Appropriate the Money in the Treafurie (Unappropriated) 
which was Paid in by their Reprefentative And Alfo a Sum of 
Money Due from Waltham to Watertown to be Improved in 
Purchafing a Parfonage And that their Com tee - Appointed for that 
Purpofe be Directed and Impowered to Receive and Improve s d : 
Monies for the Ends AforeSaid — And the Vote Past in the 
Affirmative 

(2) Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to Ap- 
propriate the Sum of Sixty Six Pounds Thirteen sh ^ lings and 
four Pence of the proceeds of the Sale of the Farm Near Wachuiet 
Hill to be improved by — 

S d . 

[139] S d . Com tee - for the Ends and Purpofes Afores d . 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . Mary 
Learned Octo. 13 (1755 Appointed to Meet at M r . David Cool- 
lidges on Munday the 20 th - of Octob r - A D — 1775 — In order to 
take Sum further Care of M rs . Maddocks and alio to take care of 
the Towns Stock of Powder — &c — 

At a Meeting of The Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . David 
Coollidge on Munday Octob r - 20 th AD— 1755. with Refpect 
to M rs . Maddocks the Selectmen Agreed to Make sum further 
Enquirie where Shee may be Well & Reai'onably taken care of — 
The Selectmen Viewed the Towns Stock of Ammanition And 
found the Powder somwhat Damnifyed for want of being Stird; 
And Determined to Procure Some other place for to keep S d . 



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Ammanition in (It having for sundry Years Past been keep't in 
the Milhoufe Chamber that was formerly Deacon Jofeph Cool- 
lidges) And were of Opinion that the Meetinghoufe was the 
most proper place for it to be kept for the future — : 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen Directed the Clerk to Order 
the Treafurer to pay Or order the Payment of the Town Credit rs - 
the Sums of money Due to them which was Granted Last march 
— And alfo the Payment of what was Granted to Uriah Clark 
at may Meeting. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Jofiah 
Stearns Nov br . 17 th - AD. 1755. Agreed that John Hunt Efq: & 
IA Daniel Whitney Go to M r . Hind's's and inform Him that the 
Selectmen Defire that He would So far Provide for M rs . Mad- 
docks as not to let her Suffer And the Selectmen promis him 
Reafonable Alowance for it — 

At S d . Meeting the Major Part of the Selectmen Agreed to 
try M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge againe in the School And to Pay him 
According as he shall perform — And to keep him No Longer in 
the School than He shall keep it Regurlerly and well — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . Mary 
Learned Inholder on Munday Jan y : 5 — AD 1756 — Ordered 
the Town Treafurer to Pay the Remaining Part of of the Grant 
for Building the Meetinghoufe to Cap 1 . John Brown & Others 
a Com tee - Chofen by the Town for that Purpofe 
At A Meeting of the Selectmen on Monday Jan: 26 th - AD 
1756 at the Houfe of John Hunt Efq: Upon the Affaire of the 
French Familie Sent into the Town by Order of the Gen 1 : Court- 
Agreed that M r . Hunt Take the Care of of S d . Familie And Pro- 
vide Wood And other Necefsaries for them at the Charge of the 
Town — till Further Order — At S d . Meeting Ordered the Clark 
to Give order to the Town Treafurer to Pay Sixteen Shillings 
to M r . Simon Tainter of Weftborough for Boarding M r . Sam 11 . 
Coollidge one Moneth — And Charge it to Said Coollidge — And 
Alfo ordered the Clark to Ifsue out a warrant to warn out one 
Abigail Branch out of Town She now Refiding in it — 

[140] At A Meeting of the Selectmen on Munday Feb: 16. 
A D. 1756 At the Houfe of U. Daniel Whitney— Order d . The 
Town Treafurer to Pay Nine Shillings & Four Pence to Cap 1 . 
John Tainter for keeping M r Sam 11 . Colidge Two weeks in April 
Last — to be Charg'd to S d . Coollidge — 

At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Defired Cap 1 . Coollidge to 
Procure a Pair of Briches. A Pair of Shoes and Stockings A 
Shirt and Hankerchief for S d . Coollidge 

At s d . Meeting the Selectmen Gave ord r . to the Town Treafur- 
er to Pay One Pound — -Four shillings to Capt 1 Nath 1 . Coollidge 



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in Part for His Boarding His Brother Sam 11 Coollidge And to 
Charge it to S d . Sam 11 . Coollidge — 

At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Directed the Town Clark to 
If sue out Warrants to the several Conftables to Warne the In- 
habit- of Watertown to meet at y e Publick Meetinghoufe in S d . 
Town On Munday the First Day of March Next at Nine of the 
Clock in the Morning — which was done Accordingly — the War- 
rants Contain'd the Following Articles — (viz) (1) To Choofe 
a Moderator for s d . meeting (2) To Choofe Selectmen A 
Town Clerk Town Treafurer a Conftable or Conftables Afsefsors 
And All Other Such Town Officers Required by Law to be 
Chofen in the month of March Annually (3) To Choofe a Sax- 
ton And Agree how he shall be Paid for his Service (4) To Put 
in their Votes for a County Treafurer (5) To know the mind 
of the Town whether Swine Shall Run at Large und r . the Regula- 
tions of the Law — (6) To Hear the Town Treafurers Acc ts - and 
to pafs upon them (7) For the Town to Appropriate the Interest 
money Coming to the Town this prefent year the year beginning 
the Eleventh of Decemb r . Last. (8) To Grant the Rev d . m r . 
Seth Storers Salary for the Enfewing Year the Year beginning 
the First Day of March Next — (9) To Grant money for the 
Soport of the School — 10 To Grant money for the Support of 
the Poor the Enfewing year — (11) To Hear the Accouts of 
thofe perfons to whome the Town is Indebted And to Grant 
money to Pay them (12) To Grant money for the Repairing 
the Great Bridge in Watertown (13) To know the mind of the 
Town whether they will mend their Highways & Town ways By 
A Rate the Enfewing year And if So then to Grant a Sum of 
money for S d . Purpofe And for the Town to Agree upon the 
Price of Labour in Working out s d . Rate And for the Town to 
Choofe the Survayers of Highways to be Collectors of S d . Rate 
or to See that it be Carefully work't out — within the Year — (14) 
To Hear the Pleas of Some Late Conftables for Abatem 1 . of Some 
Perticuler Perfons Rates in their Lists And for the Town to act 
their Pleafure thereon— (15) To H ear the Petition of Tonas 
Bond Efq r And Others Relating to the Watering Place on the 
North Side of the Town Called Bisco's Spring And for the 
Town to Act their Pleafure on S d . Affair (16) To know the 
mind of the Town whether they will Employ M r . Sam 11 - Coollidge 
to keep the School the Enfewing Year or Any Part thereof (17) 
To Hear the Petition of the Wid w Elifabeth Learned Praying the 
Town to Choofe and Impower a Com tee - to Give her a Deed of 
the Land bought of the Town by Her Late Husband, and for the 
Town to Act on S d . Affair as they shall See fit — And to Direct 
the Conftables to notifie Such Perfons to whome the Town is 
Indebted to bring in their acc ts . to the Selectmen at the Houfe of 
the Wid w - Mary Learned of S d . Town Inhold r - on Friday Feb: 



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27. Courant at three of the Clock Afternoon Warrants were 
Ifsued out Accordingly P r . Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerk — 

[141] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the 
Wid w Mary Learned Inhold r on Fryday Feb- 27 th - 1756 — To Re- 
ceive the Acc ts . of thofe Perfons to whome the Town is Indebted 
In Ord r - to have them Laid before the Town, for their Allow- 
ance — 

— The Acc ts - Are as Followeth — viz — 

To M r . Nathaniel Harrington for Serving as 

Treafurer for the Year 1755 £2—13—4 

To Tho s : Saltmarsh Nathaniel Harrington & 

Sam 11 . Fisk for Serving As Afsefsors for the Year — 

1755 — Sixteen Shillings Each 2 — 8 — .. 

To Sam 11 . Fisk for Entring A Caution at the Sefsions .. — .1 — 6 

To Jonas Barnard for a Plank for a Bridge Near 

M r . Stearns's .. — .1 — 6 

To U. Daniel Whitney for two Large Stones for 

a Bridg near M r . Stearn ss „ .. — 3 — .. 

To Jonas Coollidge For 30 Feet of Plank for a 

Small Bridge ..—.4 — .. 

To Tho s . Giles for mending the Schoolhoufe 

windows .. — -.8 — 10 

To Benj a . Hastings for A Padlock and Bell Rope 

for the Meetinghoufe .. — .3 — .7 

To Tho s . Giles for Mending the windows of the 

Ministerial Houfe .. — 10 — .7 

To L*. Daniel Whitney for Speaks & ^ r Work 

Done at the Great Bridge .. — 15 — 10 — 2 

To Benj a - Hastings for Work Done at the Great 

Bridge 1— .1— 6 

To the Eftate of David Livermore for Speaks for 

the Great Bridge .. — .2 — 5 — 

To John Cook for work Done at the Great Bridge .. — .2 — 8 

To Cap 1 . David Baldwin for 676 — Feet of Plank ) 

at 1/6 O Ten P r . foot for the Great Bridge J .6— 15— .2 



£15—11 — 11 

At A General Town Meeting of The Freehold"- and Other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Qualify'd to Vote in Town Affairs — 
Regurly Afsembled at the Publick Meetinghoufe in S d . Town on 
Munday the First Day of March AD — 1756 — 
Voted And Chofe Jofiah Converfe Efq r . Moderator For S d : 
Meeting — 



Voted and Chofe for Selectmen 



Jonas Bond Efq: 
Josiah Converfe Efq: 
M r . Ebenez r : Stone 
Cap 1 . Edw d . Harrington- 
— Sam 11 . Fisk— 



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Voted And Chofe for Town Clerk— Sam 11 . Fisk 

Voted And Chofe for Town Treafurer. Sam 11 . Fisk 

xr j a j r-u t r> ki 1 Jonathan Bemis Jun r - 

Voted And Chofe for Conftables j Jonas Bond Jun r. 

f Sam 11 . Fisk 

Voted And Chofe for Afsefsors < Nathaniel Harrington 

[ John Kemball Jun r - 

[142] Voted and Chofe for Sealer of Leather Edmund 
Fowle — 

Voted And Chofe for Fence Viewers — j White— ^ 

Voted And Chofe for Survayers of High ways ( Sam 11 . White 
Town ways. And Alfo Collectors — ( Amos Bond 

Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen — j Tho s \ Learned 

Voted and Chofe for Hogrieves— j g*™,*? ^rned 
Voted And Chofe for Survayers & Meafurers ( Jonas Coollidge 



of Timber Plank Board Slitwork &c — ( Tho s . Learned 

Voted And Adjourned this Meeting And the Remaining 
Bufinefs of it to Fryday the Seventh Inftant at Eleven o Clock 
in the forenoone to this place 

At A Gener 1 : Town Meeting of The Freehold"- And other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Afsembled and Met at the Publick meetinghoufe in S d . Town on 
Fryday the Seventh Day of March — AD. 1756 By Adjournm 1 — 
After the Moderator Had Opened the Meeting the Town Pro- 
ceeded In the Choice of Town Officers — 

Voted And Chofe for Hawards or ( Jonathan Stone 
Field Drivers ( Jonathan Brown Jun r - 

Voted And Chofe for Gauger of Casks Sam 11 . Cook — 
Voted And Chofe for Culler of Hoops & ( Sam 11 . Cook 
Staves — ( Smith Prentice 

Voted And Chofe for Dearieves— j Co r ° n ^ f T^&f* 



The Town Brought in their Votes for a County Treafurer & 
Register — 

Voted And Chofe for Saxton Benj a - Hastings — Voted to Pay 
the Saxton By Two Contrabutions As Ufual — 
Voted that Swine be Shut up And not Suffer'd to Run at Large 
the Prefent year — 

Then the Town Treafurers Acc ts - were Read — And the Vote 
was Put Whether it be the mind of the Town to Accept the Town 
Treafurers Acc ts - And the Vote Pas't in the Affirmative — 



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Voted And Apropriated the Interest money Coming to the 
Town the prefent Year the Year beginning the Eleventh of 
Decemb r . Last in the Following Manner — (viz) — 

[143] Five Shillings And Eight pence to the School and the 
Remainder to the Ministry — 

Voted And Granted Sixty Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and 
Four Pence for a Salary for the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer the Prefent 
Year the Year beginning the First of March Inftant — the Interest 
money Appropriated to that ufe to be Part of S d . Sum — 
Voted And Granted the Sum of Forty Pounds for the Support 
of the School the prefent Year the Interest money Appropriated to 
that ufe to be part of s d . Sum 

Voted And Granted Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight 
Pence for the Support of the Poor the Prefent year — 
Then the Town Creditors Acc 13 - ware Read Amounting to the 
Sum of Fifteen Pounds Eleven Shillings & Eleven Pence Two 
Farthings (As Entred in Page 141) Allow'd Voted & Granted S d . 
Sum to Satisfye S d . Acc ts - 

Voted And Granted Six Pounds for the Repairing the Great 
Bridge the prefent Year — 

Voted to Mend the Highways And Town Ways by A Rate the 
prefent Year — 

Voted And Granted Forty Pounds for that Purpofe — Voted 
that the Price of Labour in Working out s d . Rate be the Same it 

was Last Year — 

Voted to Abate Several Perfons Rates in Conftable Fowles List — 
(viz) 

David Fosters Rate which is £2 — 3 — 3 — 1 
John Clarks Rate ..—4 — 8—3 
James Dascoms .. — 4 — 8 — 3 

Benj a - Whitneys .. — 4 — 8 — 3 

John Pitchers Rate .1—10—1—3 
And in Conftables Clarks List — 
Vicarys Rate .. — 4 — 5 — .. 

Then the Article was Read Relating to the Watering Place 
Call'd Bisco's Spring upon which A Petition was Exhibited Signed 
By Jonas Bond Efq r . And others And After Debate thereon, the 
Vote was Put whether it be the Mind of the Town that the Land 
which Lies to Bisco's Spring Should Still Ly Common And Not 
be Sold ; And the Vote Past in the Affirmative — 
Then the (16) Article was Read Relating to M r . Sam 11 . 
Coollidges Keeping the School — And After Some Debate thereon 
the Vote was Put whether it be the mind of the Town that M r . 
Sam 11 . Coollidge should keep the School the Enfewing year or So 
much of it as the Selectmen or a Com tee - Appointed for that Pur- 
pofe Shall Judge that He keeps it Regurlerly and well 



S<*. Rates Abated & 
Granted the Like 
Sum to make them 
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And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
Voted that the Select men be the Com tee - to Manage S d . Affair- 
Then the (17 th ) Article Was Read Relating to the Wid w - Elifa- 
beth Learneds Request to the Town to Choofe and Impour a 
Com tee - to Give Her a Deed of the Land bought of the Town by 
her Late Husband — And After Debate on S d . Affair the Vote 
was Put whether the Town will Chofe & A Impower a Com tee - for 
that Purpofe & It Past in the Affirmative — Voted and Chofe 
John Hunt Efq: Enf n . Jonathan Bemis & L r . Daniel Whitney. A 
Com tee - to manage S d . Affair — 

[144] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . 
Mary Learned Inhold d - On the Fifth Day of March — AD — 1756 
— For the Swaring Town Officers &c 

The Perfons Afternamed took the Oath Refpecting Paper money 
of other Goverments — And Alfo to their Refpective offices By 
John Hunt Efq r - (viz) 

Jonas Bond Efq: Jofiah Converfe Efq r . Enf n . Ebene r . Stone 
Cap 1 . Edward Harrington And Sam 11 . Fisk Selectmen — 
Sam 11 . Fisk 1 

Nath 1 : Harrington > To the Office of Afsefsors 
& John Kemball Jun r J 
Jonas Bond Jun r . ) 

Jonathan Bemis Jun'. \ To the ° ffice of Conftable s 
Edmund Fowle to the Office of Sealer of Leather 

& Jonas White j t ^ le Office of Fence Viewers 

Sam 11 . White ) To the Office of Survayers of Highways & 

& Amos Bond ) Collectors 

& Tho s fLefrned j To the of fice of Tythingmen 
Berza 1 - Learned to the Office of Hogrieve- 

& Tho s : Learned j ^° t ^ le 0^ ice °* Survayers of Timber &c — 

&Jol^ Jun r . j To the ° ffice of Field Drivers 

Sam 11 . Cook to the Office of Culler of Hoops & Staves — 

At A Meeting of the Freehold"- And Other Inhabitants of 
Watertown (Call'd by A Warrant From Sam 11 . Livermore Efq r - 
Afsembled and met at the Publick Meetinghoufe in S d Town on 
Tuefday the Ninth Day of March— AD— 1756— (The Major 
Part of the Selectmen prefent being of Opinion, that Said Meeting 
was not Legaly Warn'd Did Openly And Publickly Protest 
against S d . Meetings being Opened — 

Notwithftanding Said Inhabitants Proceeded as followeth) 

Voted & Chofe Jonas Bond Efq r . Moderator 

Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to Grant a Way 



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from the North Country Road beginning at the Norwest Corner 
of the Land of Jonas Bond Efq: which He Purchafed of the 
Town Two Rods wide from M r . Henry Springs Bounds Leading 
to the Place where the meetinghoufe Lately Stood And From 
thence to the End of the Lane which Leads to the Meetinghoufe 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to Grant a 
way from S d . Country Road beginning Near the Houfe of M r . 
John Kemball Two Rods wide From M r . Sam 11 . Barnards wall 
Leading to the End of the Lane As above Discribed 

And the Vote Paft in the Affirmative 

[145] Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to 
Choofe and Impower a Comtee to Lay out S d . Ways Agreable to 
the articles Contained in the Warrant. And the Vote Pas't in 
the Affirmative 

Voted to Choofe Three Perfons for S d . Com tee - 

Voted & Chofe M r . James Bailey M r . Nathaniel Stone & M r . 

Jonathan Brown Jun r . for the Com tee - Afores d — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M™. Learned 
Inhold r - in Watertown on the Nineteenth Day of March — 1756 — 
The Selectmen Agreed With M r . Eben r - Hinds to keep the Wid w - 
Maddocks at at the Rate of three Shillings & Four Pence p r . Week 
till Further Order — 

At S d . Meeting Agreed that M r Tho s : Learned be Defired to 
take care of the Great Bridge 

At S d . Meeting Two Petitions were prefer'd (viz) one Sign'd 
John Kembal & others — And another Sign'd Isaac Sanderfon & 
others — were Read & Confidered and Defer'd to the Next 
meeting — 

At A Meeting of the Seamen on the 29 th - Day of March AD— 
1756— At the Houfe of M rs - Mary Learned Inhold r - Sam 11 . Fisk 
was Sworne to the Office of Town Clerk & Town Treafurer By 
Jofiah Converfe Efq: — 

At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Gave ord r . to M r Nathaniel Har- 
rington to Deliver the Books Bonds & All other Articles under his 
Care as Treafurer to Sam 11 . Fisk Prefent Treafurer — 
At S d . Meeting Agreed with Cap 1 . John Tai nter to keep the 
Wid w - Webb after the Rate of Three Shillings & Six pence pr. 
Week for the Space of one Year from the Second Day of April 
1756 And to be Alowed for Extraordinaries — 
At Said Meeting Agreed with M r . Jonas Coollidge to Procure 
Plank for one Peer of the Great Bridge — And Some Slitwork for 
the Rails &c — And Appointed Cap 1 . Edward Harrington to 
Infpect the Mending of the S d . Bridge — 

At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Appointed M r . Moses Harring- 



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ton to take Care that the Law Refpecting Burying Dogs &c Be 
put in Execution — 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Appointed the Survayers of 
Highways their Districts as followeth (viz) M r . Amos Bonds 
District to be the East part of the Town from the Road Beginning 
at the Meetinghoufe & Runing over the Hill where the Meet- 
inghoufe Lately Stood and So to Cambridge Line Near M r . Tho s . 
Wellingtons — And M r Sam 11 - Whites District to be the West Part 
of the Town from the Road AforeS d . And to Mend the whole of 
S d . Road 

At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Gave ord r . to the Town Treafur- 
er to Pay Nine Pounds Eight Shillings & Eleven Pence one 
Farthing out of the Town Treafurie to Cap 1 . John Taynter for 
his Keeping the W d . Webb from the Second Day of April 1755 
To the Second Day of April 1756 — And for Extraordinaries By 
Him Procured for Her — 

The Petitions Entred as Prefented at Last Meeting for Laying 
out ways were Read & Confidered — Judg'd unreafonable & 
Dismis't — 

[146] At A Meeting of the Selectmen on the Ninteenth 
Day of April AD. 17 A 56 At the Houfe of M rs . Mary Learned 
Inhold r - the Selectmen Agreed to Perambulate the Line's between 
this And the Adjacent Towns on Friday the Thirtieth Day of this 
Inftant April — And Appointed Capt. Edw d . Harrington & Sam 11 . 
Fisk to Joine with Such perfons as Shall be appointed by the Se- 
lectmen of the Adjacent Towns to Do S d . Service — 
At A Meeting of the Selectmen on the Twenty Sixth Day of 
April A D. 1756 — At the Houfe of M rs - Mary Learned Inhold r - 
the Selectmen being inform'd that John Coffin & Sufanna his 
wife & Two Children of A T °wnfhend Tho ,. Cummings His wife 
and two Children of Cambridge Mary Boyinton & One Child 
from Lexington, Abigail Branch of Boston & Tho s - Flowers of 
MaryLand Are Come into & Do Refide in Watertown Whome 
the Selectmen Refufe to Receive as Inhabitants of Watertown 
AforeS d - Gave ord r to the Clerk to Issue out A Warrant to 
Warne S d . Perfons out of Town — which was Dun Accordingly — 
Att 1 - Sam 11 Fisk Town Cler Return'd And Cautions Entred * 
May Court 

— At said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed upon a Town Meeting 
to be on the Third Day of May Next at one of the Clock After- 
noon at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d . Town for the Choice of 
A Reprefentitv — And alfo That there be a Town Meeting on the 
S d . Third Day of May at two of the Clock afternoon at the Pub- 
lick Meeting houfe in s d . Town for the Ends following (viz) 
(1) To Choofe a Moderator for S d . Meet (2) For the Town 
to make addition to and Regulate the List of Juriors as they 
shall think propper — To know the mind of the Town whether 



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they will Choofe a perfon to Joine with a perfon that may be 
Chofen by Waltham to Settle & Determin the Affaire in Con 
troverfie between Waltham and Watertown Relating to the 
Charge of Supporting the Wid w - Maddox for the time Past and 
for the Future — And if S d - Perfons Cant agree in Said Affair 
then for them to Choofe a third man to Determin the Mater — 
And for the Town to Choofe and Impower a Com tee - to Act in 
behalf of the Town in Giving Bond to Abide by their award And 
in Laying the matter properly before them 

Or for the Town to Come into any other method Or for the 
Town to pafs any Votes Relating to S d . Affaire as the Town 
Shall See fitt (4) For the Town to Heare the Ace*- of Edmund 
Fowle for Serving Conftable Warning Town Meetings And 
warning Perfons out of Town For the Town to Pafs upon 
them And make A Grant to Satisfye them As the Town Shall 
think propper — (5) For the Town to Hear the Acc ts - of Cap 1 . 
John Brown And others a Com tee - Chofen by the Town to build 
the Meetinghoufe — And to Grant Money to Satisfye S d . Acc ts - 
As the Town Shall See fitt — (6) Whereas it is Apprehended that 
there are Mistakes (one or more) In A Late Town Treafurers 
Acc ts - Therefore for the Town to Appoint A Perfon or Perfons 
to Examin into S d Affair And to make Report to the Town at 
their next meeting — 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly P r . Sam 11 . Fisk Town 
Clerk 

[147] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of The Frehold rs - And 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Qualifyed to vote in the Choice 
of A Reprefentative Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick meeting 
houfe in S d . Town on Munday the Third Day of May A D — 
1756 — At the Direction of the Selectmen the warrant was read 
And the Votes brought in, upon Sorting and Numbering of 
them it appeard that John Hunt Efq: was Chofen by a Major 
part of the votes — 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold"- And other In- 
habitants of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly afsembled at the Publick meeting Houfe in S d . Town 
on Munday the Third Day of May AD — 1756 — 
Voted And Chofe John Hunt Efq r . Moderator for S d . Meet- 
ing- 
After Reading the List of Jurimen At their Defire the following 
Perfons were Dismist from Serving as Jurimen, — viz John 
Whitney Eben r . Stone Jofeph Harrington Stephen Cook & Henry 
Spring — And Sixteen Perfons ware Aded to the List — the whole 
List now Containing (95) of which Number the Town Voted 
(24) to be in the Superior Box — upon which Ten were Aded 
to the List to be put into S d . Box — viz — Jonas Coollidge Cornea- 
Waldo Benj a . Felton Jofeph Paterfon Simon Coollidge John Kem- 



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bal Jun r - Nathaniel Stone Sam 11 . Cook Amos Bond and Nehemiah 
Mason — 

On the Article Relating to the Wid w - Maddocks the Town 
being informed that the Town of Waltham (or their Selectmen) 
Refuse to come into the Method of Leaving S d . Affaire to Men, 
as Mentioned in the Article, Therefore — 

The Vote was Put whether it be the Mind of the Town to 
Choofe a Committee to Make further Enquiry into S d . Affair 
(And if they think proper) to profecute the Affair with Waltham 
in the Law — And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
Voted And Chofe Jonas Bond & John Hunt Efq"- And Enf n - 
Jonathan Bemis for the Said Com tee - 

Then the (4) th Article was Read upon which M r Edmund 
Fowle Exhibited an Acc r . for Allowance — The Vote was Put 
whether it be the mind of the Town to Allow S d . Acc 1 . And Grant 
money to Satisfye it — And the Vote past in the Negative 
The Vote was Put whether it be the mind of the Town to 
Grant Three Pounds to M r . Fowle in full Discharge of his Acc ts - 
And the Vote past in the Negative — 

(5) th - Article Read upon which The Com tee - for Building the 
meetinghoufe Exhibited An Acc 1 : — And the Vote was Put whether 
it be the mind of the Town to Grant Money to Pay the Ballance 
Due to S d . Com tee - Agreable to their Acc 1 . And the Vote Past in 
the Negative — 

The Vote was Put whether it be the mind of the Town to 
Adjourn this meeting And the Remaining bufinefs of it to some 
Conveniant time — 

And the Vote Past in the Negative — 

(6) th - Article Read And the Vote was put whether it be the 
mind of the Town to Choofe A Committe to inquire into the 
Affair of the Late Town Treafurers (viz Dea n - Mafons) Acc 13 - 
wherein there are Mistakes as it is Suppos'd — And the Vote Past 
in the Affirmative 

Voted and Chofe John Hunt Efq r - John Kemball Jun 1 *- & 
Sam 11 Fisk for the Com tee - Afores d - 

The Town by a Vote manifefted that it was their minds that 
the former Survayers of Highways should have the Liberty of 
working out the Remainder of their Rates this prefent year — 

[148] At A Meeting of the Selectmen on the 24 th - of May 
A D. 1 756 — At the Houfe of the Wid w - Mary Learned Inhold r - 
Cap 1 . Edward Harrington & Sam 11 . Fisk Reported that they Had 
Attended And performed the Service of Perambulating the Lines 
& Renewing the Bounds between Watertown And the Adjecent 
Towns with Such Perfons as were appointed for that purpofe — 
At Said meeting the Selectmen Defired and Impower'd M r . 
Eben r : Stone to Enquire of and Agree with the Widd w - Child 
or M r . Uriah Clark or Some other Perfon for a Room for the 



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Wid w - Maddocks or otherwife find out upon what terms She 
can be boarded — And make Report at the Next Meeting — 
At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Town Treafurer to 
pay the following Sums to the Perfons Afternamed viz 
£8— 14— .2 To Cap 1 Coollidge And £5— 8— ..—3— To A Israel Meeds 
£ ..^5_.._ Tq Mr j ohn Coollidge— And Alio to Cap 1 . Nath 1 : 

Coollidge £..— 17— 1— 1 all to be Charged to M r . Sam u . 
Coollidge — Order d : alfo to Isaac Sanderfon £.. — 4 — 8 
At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the Wid w - 
Mary Learned Inhold r - on the 4 th - of June AD 1756 — Agreed 
that Cap 1 . Edward Harrington & Sam 11 - Fisk take Spedy Care to 
Repair the Pound — And to Se that the Stocks be put into Proper 

Ord r At Said Meeting the Selectmen Drew up and Signed An 

Acc 1 : of the Charge of Providing for the french Familie Sent 
into Town by ord r . of Court — (viz) from Jan y : 3 d : to June — 1 st - 
Amounting to £26 Thirteen Shillings & 2 — pence — & Sent to the 
Secretary b y £ ap t Harrington 

At S d : Meeting Ordered the Treafurer to Pay £29—14 — 10 
out of the Town Treafurie (Lately Paid in by Waltham) to the 
Com tee - Appointed by the Town to Purchafe A Ministerial Place 
for which purpofe S d . money was Appropriated — And Alfo to 
Pay out the Remainder of the money Due from said Waltham 
to Watertown To s d . Com tee - (which was AppropriAted to S d . 
purpofe) whenever Said Money shall be paid into the Treafurie — 
At A Meeting of the Selectmen on the 15th- Day of June 
AD — 1756. At the Publick Meeting houfe in Watertown to 
View the Town stock of Arriunition, the Selectmen with Col 1 - 
Vafsal View'd the same and Judg'd one Cask of the Powder to 
be Damifyed by Age — &c — thought it Proper to Dispofe of it & 
procure other Powder the Selectmen Defired Col. Vafal & J° nas 
Bond to E n q U i re f Gover r : Phipps whether it may not be Chang'd 
at the Castle for Good Powder — &c It Appearing that the 
Quantity of Ball was not Enough to Anfwer the Law — But upon 
further Examination it appeared that the Ball was soficient 

At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Determined that the Indian 
Woman who was 111 at Samuel Fisks should be provided for at 
the Cost of the Town ever 8 ^ She came there And Alfo that D r . 
Converfe be Defired to Afford her Medicen's & Attendance as 
He shall think proper — At the Towns Cost — 
Agreed Alfo at s d . Meeting that Mary Hackelton who was 
Committed to the care of the Selectmen the 26 th - of May Last 
Should be taken Care of at the Cost of the Town from the s d . 26 
of May— & J prefent —And that Jonas Bond Efq r . be Defired to 
talk with Henry Coollidge to se if He with Some other of Her 
Relations would not take the Charge of s d . Mary, the Select- 



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men Appointed to meet againe on Thursday Next At the wid w - 
Learned's — 

[149] At A Meeting of the Selectmen on Tuesday the 15 th - 
of June A D. 1756— 

At the Publick meetinghoufe ; they took a View of the Town 
Stock of Amunifion Repofited in s d . Meetinghoufe — And finding 
that the Oldist Barril of Powder was Something mated together 

And Damnefyed by Age &c — Agreed to Get s d . Barril 
PagTus of Powd r - Chang'd for New Powder & Defired Col: 

Vafsal who was Prefent & Jonas Bond Efq r . one of the 
Selectmen to propofe it to Gov 1- . Phipps to have it Changed at the 
Castle — &c — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen June 17 — 1756 at M rs . 
Learneds Inhold r - They Bound out one of the French Boys to 
Cap 1 . Nath 1 . Coollidge — At S d - Meeting the Selectmen order d : 
Something to be procured for M r - Sam 11 . Coollidge A Jacket & 
Briches — & Alfo Some Cloath for Several Caps — &c — They 
Defired M r . Jonas Coollidge to Get the s d . Cloths — 



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To the Selectmen of Watertown 

Gent n . 

We the Subscribers have Afsest the Rateable Polls and Eftates 
of Watertown in the Sum of Forty Pounds — Granted for mend- 
ing Highways and have Committed Lists of S d . Rate or Afsesm 1 : 
Af f to the Several Survayers of Highways who are alfo 

Certifycate Collectors — viz to Amos Bond the Sum of Fifteen 

1756 Pounds Thirteen Shillings And Eleven Pence — And to 
Sam 11 - White the Sum of Twenty Four Pounds Six 
Shillings and Eleven Pence with Lawfull warrants to Collect 
the Same or to Se that it be work't out in Mending the Ways in 
S d . Town So as to Make up with You at or before the Last Day 
of Nov br - Next 

Sam 11 . Fisk 1 Afsefsors 

Nathaniel Harrington [ for 
John Kemball Jun r - J Watertown 

Watertown June 3 d : 1756 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Sam 11 . Fisk 
July 13. 1756 — to Determin concerning the Funeral of the Indian 
Woman that hath for Some time been Sick and under their Care 
and is now Dead at Sam 11 . Fisks, Agreed that the Linnin that the 
corps are Laid out in be Allow'd for — And that the two perfons 
that Laid out the Corps have Each of them A Pair, of Gloves 



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or the Value of them, for that Service — Alfo Agreed that Simon 
Hastings be Defired to make a Coffin & Dig the Grave And that 
the Funeral be This Day towards Night — And y l - A Chair be 
procured to Carry the Corpes upon, And that the Bell be Tol'd 
when the Corpes are Carrying to the Grave — Agreed that there 
be two Perfons Defired to Afsist in Carrying the Corpes to the 
Grave &c: And y l they have one Shilling & Six pence Each for 
their trouble — Agreed that the Rev d : M r . Storer be Defired to 
attend the Funeral and that He have A Pair of Gloves Given 
him — 

[150] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . 
Tho\ Saltmarsh Sep br - 6 th - AD 1756. They Confidered the List 
of Perfons Licenc't Last Year And Manifested their willingnefs 
that they should have their Licence Renewed this Year — 
At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Ordered the Treafurer to Pay 
the Town Creditors the money Granted to them at the Annual 
Meeting in March Last At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Order d : 
the Clark to Issue out a Warrant to Warne One Sarah Cornish 
of Waltham who came into this Town, Sometime Last February 
(as the Selectmen are inform d :) They Refufing to Receive her 
as An Inhabitant — 

(which he did accoringly) 

At S d : Meeting the Selectmen Order'd the Clark to Write A 
to the Selectmen of Weston & Waltham Defireing them to meet 
the Selectmen of Watertown on Friday the' Seventeenth of Septem r : 
Courant at Two of the Clock Afternoon At Richard Cuttings of 
Waltham, Inhold r - To Adjust the Charge of Repairing the Great 
Bridge in Watertown At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed 
With' Cap 1 . Nath 1 - Coollidge to take And keep Charles, the 
Third Boy of the French Familie in this Town for the Space of 
one Moneth for what he can Earn 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Weston & 
Waltham At M r . Richard Cuttings in S d . Waltham on Fryday 
the 17 th - Day of Sep r - AD 1756— To Adjust the Charge of 
Repairing y e . Great Bridge in S d . Watertown Since the Adjustm 1 . 
on Sep r . 19— 1755— The whole Chare was £19— 5— 8— 2— of 
which — 

Watertowns Proportion is £7 — 1 — 4 — 2 
Westons 5 — 12 — 2 — 

Walthams 6 — 12 — 2 — Due to Watertown 



Weston having over Paid £3 — 14 — 7 — 1 — as by the Adjustm 1 . 

in — 1755 — S d . Sum being Subtracted from their prefent 

proportion that it Stands thus 

5—12—2 

3—14—7—1 



1 — 17 — 6 — 3 Due from Weston to Watertown — The Adjustm 1 . 



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Signed by the Selectmen of the S d . Towns — which is in full 
Recorded in Lib — 2 d — Page — 60 — In the Treafurie — The Ad- 
justing on File — 

[151] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M". 
Mary Learned Inhold 1 ": on Fryday the 26 th . of Nov 1 ". 1756. 
Ordered the Clerk to Hsue out warrants Directed to the Several 
Conftables for a Town Meeting to be on Munday the Sixth Day 
of December Next At two of the Clock afternoon for the Ends 
following (viz) (1) To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting 
— (2) For the Town to Select out of a List of Perfons to be 
Exhibit d . by the Selectmen Such as The Town Shall Judge 
Suitable to Serve as Jurymen, agreable to A Late Law of the 
Province (3) To know the mind of the Town whether they will 
Impower their Com tee - Chofen in the moneth of May Last to 
Enquire into the Affair of the wid w . Maddocks's Maintenance 
&c — To Sue for the whole of the Ballance Due from Waltham to 
Watertown And to pafs any Vote or Vote's on Said Affair as 
they Shall Judge Proper — Warrants were Ifsued out accordingly 
P r Sam". Fisk Town Clerk— 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed to procure M rs - Webb 
a Pair of Shoes & alio A Gound — Appointed Cap 1 Tainter to 
procure S d . articles — 

Agreed alfo that M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge the prefent Schoolmaster 
Have two Cotten & Linnen Shirts procured for Him — And alfo 
a Small Skin for Repairing his Leather Britches — And alfo that 
the Clerk Procure a Box for the Names of Jurimen to be kept in — 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold", and other In- 
habit ts - of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regalerly Afsembled at v* Publick Meetinghoufe in Said Town 
on Munday the Sixth Day of Decemb r - AD. 1756 — 

(1) Voted And Chose John Hunt Efq r : Moderator for Said 
Meeting — 

(2) The Second Article Read — Then the List of Juriors which 
were taken by The Selectmen were Read to the Town — And the 
Vote was Put — whether it be the mind of the Town To A Accept 
of S d . List (Exclufive of M r - Jonathan Brown and M r . Sam 11 : 
Jenison who were Excufed by the Town) And the Vote Past 
in the Affirmattive — 

(3) The third Article Read — Then the Vote was Put whether 
it be the mind of the Town fully to Impowr their Com tee - (viz) 
Jonas Bond & John Hunt Efq rs - & Enfign Jonathan Bemis who 
were Chofen in the Moneth of May Last to Inquire into the 
Affair of the Wid w - Maddocks's Maintenance &c To Sue for the 
whole of the Ballance Due from Waltham to Watertown And the 
Vote Past in the Affirmative 

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Learned Inhold r They Gave ord r - to the Town Treafurer to Pay 
the Rev d : M r . Storer his Salary for the Year (1755) — An Twelve 
Shillings To Cap 1 . Coollidge for His Brother Sam 11 - And alio 
£1 — 4 — .. To Cap 1 . Tainter to Procure things for the W d . Webb 
— And alfo to Procure a Large Bible for M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge 
Prefent Schoolmaster — 

[152] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the 
Wid w . Mary Learned Inhold r : on Munday the 13 th - of Decem r : 
AD. 1756 — Agreed that Jonas Bond Efq r . & En n : Eben r : Stone 
two of the Selectmen Go and Discourfe with M r . James Baily 
to know upon what tearm's He will Lett a Chamb r - in Coll 1 : 
Brindleys Houfe — for the Wid w - Maddocks to Dwell in for the 
Space of one Year — And to Agree with Said Baily as Reafonably 
as they Can, and in the Name of the Selectmen to ingage the Rent 
in cafe Said Wid w - fails of Paying the Same — 
At Said Meeting Cap 1 . Edw* 1 : Harrington & Sam 11 . Fisk were 
Defired to take Some care to Provide Some better Shelter for the 
French Familie under the care of the Selectmen — At S d . Meeting 
the Selectmen Bound out Charles — One of the French Familie 
AforeSaid to Cap 1 . Coollidge in the Room of Peter, who De- 
ferted — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of the Wid w . 
Mary Learned Inholder on Munday Feb: 21. 1757 — Ordered 
the Clerk to Issue out Warrants to the Several Conftables to 
Warn A Town Meeting on Munday the Seventh Day of March 
Next at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon At the Publick 
Meetinghoufe for the Ends following (viz) (1) To Choofe A 
Moderator for S d . Meeting (2) To Choofe Seamen A Town 
Clerk Town Treafurer Conftables Afsefsors & All other Town 
officers Required by Law to be Chofen in the moneth of 
March Annualy (3) To Choofe A Saxton And Agree how he 
shall be paid for his Service (4) To Put in their Votes for A 
County Treafurer — (5) To know the mind of the Town 
whether Swine shall run at Large this year. (6) To Hear the 
Town Treafurers Acc ts . And to pafs upon them (7) For the 
Town to Appropriate the Interest money Coming to the Town 
this year the Year beginning the Eleventh of Decemb r - Last. 
(8) For the Town to Grant an honourable Salary for the Rev d : 
M r . Seth Storer the Infewing year the Year beginning the first of 
march Next (9) To Grant money for the Sopport of the 
School (10) To Grant money for the Support of the' 
Poor — (11) To Hear the Acc t9 . of thofe perfons to whome the 
Town is indebted and to Grant money to Pay the Same — (12) 
To Grant Money for the Repairs of the Great Bridge in 
Watertown (13) To Grant money for the mending the High 
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Choofe their Surveyers of Highways Collectors of the Highway 
Rate. And for the Town to pafs any Vote or Votes on S d . Affair 
as they Shall Judge propper — And alio for the Town to Give 
Liberty (if they See fit.) to Delinquent Surveyers to work out 
the Remainder of their Rates the Eniewing year — (14) To Hear 
the Pleas of Some Late Conftables for Abatement of Some per- 
ticuler perfons Rates in their Lists and for the Town to act their 
pleafure thereon — (15) To know the mind of the Town whether 
they will Abate the fall of money in the Execution that Lies 
against Henry Godding in favour of the Town — (16) For the 
Town to Hear the Petition of M r . John Coollidge And Others 
Praying for Liberty to Hang Gates at Each End of the Town 
way that Leads by S d . Coollidges Acrofs to M r . William 
Goddings And for the Town to Act their pleafure thereon 

(17) To know the mind of the Town whether they will abate 
M r . Jonathan Stone's Rates in Conftable Bonds Lists And M r . 
David Bemis's Rates in Conftable Bemis's 

Lists 

[153] Lists. And Grant the Like Sums to make them Good 

(18) To Hear the Report of y*. Com tee . Appointed by the Town 
to Examin the Accts of Joseph Maion Efq r . Dece 1 : Late Town 
Treafurer And for the Town to pafs any Vote or Votes on S d . 
Affair As the Town Shall See fit. (19) For the Town to 
Dispofe of the Pew that was Lately Cap 1 . Brown's as the Town 
Shall think propper (20) For the Town to Hear the Acc ts - 
of c^-John Brown & others A Com tee - Choi'en by the Town to 
Build the Meetinghouie, And to Grant money to Satisfye the 
Same as the Town Shall See fit — And alfo to Notify such 
Perfons to whome the Town is indebted to bring in their Acct s . 
to the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs - Mary Learned Inhold r - 
on Fryday the Fourth day of March Next at three of the Clock 
in the Afternoon in Ord r . to be Laid before the Town 

Warrants Were Issued out Accordingly — Att c . Sam 11 : Fisk Town 
Clerk 

Alfo order d : the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn one 
Margret Lawrance out of Town who Dwells at John Hunt 
Efq rs - the Clerk Did it accordingly— The perfon was warned out 
and y* Caution entred at may Court. 1757 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . Mary 
Learned Innhold 1 "- on Fryday the Fourth Day of March A D. 
1757 In Ord r . to Receive the Acc ts . of those Perfons to whome 
the Town is indebted in order to Lay them before the Town S d . 
Acc ts - are as follow's — viz — 



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59—12 



To Jonas Coollidge for. 700 of Plank 
at £7 — Old. Ten p Hundred And for 
One Ton & Thirteen Feet of Timber 
at £8—0 Ten p r . Ton for the Great B " d * e 

Lawfull Money 7—18—11 
To Cap 1 . Harrington to Work Done 
at the Great Bridge .. — 14 — .. 

To Tho s . Learned for Labour And 
Meterials for the Great Bridge .1 — 15 — 2 



To Nathaniel Harrington for Serving 

as Afsefsor for the Year 1756 £.. — 16 — .. 

And for taking the Gen 1 : Invoice & 

Copies to Send to the Court .. — 9 — .. 



To John Kemball Jun r - for Serving As Afsefsor for 
the Year 1756 

To Sam 11 . Fisk for Serving As Treafur- 
er for the Year 1756 £2—13—4 
And for Serving as Afsefsor for S d . 
Year ..—16—.. 
To taking Copies & preparing Lists 
for the Gen 1 : Invoice &c . — .4 — 6 

To two Large Stones for a whelm .. — .3 — .. 
And To Work & Meterials for mend- 
ing the Pound .. — 3 — .. 



Adjusted by 
the Several 
Towns Con- 
cern d . in 
Sep'. Last— 



£10 — .8 — 1 



.1— .5— 



16—.. 



To Tho s : Learned for work Done at the Great Bridge 
To Cap 1 . Harrington for work Done in Mending 
the Pound 

To Amos Bond for Stones for a Whelm 

To Tho s : Saltmarsh for taking Copies to Send to 

y e . Court 

To Jonas Coollidge for 90 Feet of Plank 
Aded At the Town Meeting — An Acc 1 - of M r . 
Cornelius Waldo's 

To Serving Conftable for the year- 

1755 £..—2—8 

For Warning Town Meetings .. — 5 — .. 

To Carrying Two Perfons out of Town .. — 8 — .. 

To Warning Hannah Gigger out of 

Town .. — 1 — .. 

To Sundries Deliver d : to M r . Sam. 

Coollidge at Sundry times .. — 4 — .8 



3—19—10 



..— .1— .8 
..— .6 — .. 



,2- 
-12- 



.1— .1— 4 



£18— 12— .7 



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Voted And Chose for Selectmen 



At S d . Meeting the Sele&men Signed An Acc 1 . to be Exhibit- 
to the Governour And Counfil of Charge Occationed by the 
Indian Woman that Sicken'd and Die'd in Town the year past 
of £.4— 1— 8— L M 

[154] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of The Freehold"- And 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled At the 
Publick Meetinghoufe in S d . Town on Munday the Seventh Day 
of March AD. 1757 — For the Choice of Town Officers &c 
Voted And Chose Josiah Converfe Efq r . Moderator for S d . 
Meeting 

Jofiah Converfe Efq r - 
IA Daniel Whitney 
Sam 11 : Fisk- 
Enf n - Jonathan Bemis 
M r . Sam 11 : Hager. 

Voted And Chofe Sam 11 : Fisk Town Clerk 

Voted And Chofe M r . Nathaniel Harrington Town Treai'urer 

xr i a i f t ^ r 1 1 \ Beze 1 . Learned 
Voted And Chofe for Conftables j Isaac Sander {on 

f Tho s : Saltmarsh 
Voted And Chofe for Afsefsors \ Sam 11 . Fisk 

[ Nath 1 : Harrington 
Voted And Chofe Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather — 

Jonas Barnard 
Josiah Bright 

Voted And Chofe for Surveyers of Highways ( John Cook 
Town Ways & Collectors of y e highway Rate ( Simon Whitney 

Voted & Chofe for Tithingmen j j^iSIdie 

xt i a i ™ f e tt • ( John Warrin 
\oted And Chofe for Hogrieves j Stephen Harri§ 

xt i a i c e t~\ • ) Tho s : Saltmarsh 
Voted And Cholen for Deerieves -j J ames Dj x 

Voted And Chofen for Surveyers & \ Jonas Coollidge 
Meafurers of Timber Plank Bord &c \ Robert Learned 

Voted And Chofe for Field Drivers { White. 
Voted And Chofe Smith Prentice Gauger of Casks 

Voted And Chofe Culler of Hoops and staves j Srrn^th Prentice 
Voted And Chofe Simon Hastings Saxton — To be paid by two 
Contrabutions As ufual — 

[155] The Vote was Put Whether it be the mind of the 
Town that Swine Should Run at Large this Year under the 
Regulations of y*. Law. And y* Vote past in the Negative 
on A Motion Made And Seconded the (15) Article was Read 



Voted And Chofe for Fence Viewers 



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— And the Vote Was Put Whether it be the mind of the Town to 
Sink the fall of Money in the Execution that Lies Against 
Henry Godding in favour of y e Town And the Vote Past in 
the Affirmative — 

Then the Meeting was Adjourned to Munday Next at Twelve 
of the Clock 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Frehold rs - & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown At the Publick Meeting houfe in Said Town On 
Munday the 14 Day of March AD. 1757— By Adjournm*.— The 
Meeting being opened the Town proceeded — After Reading the 
Town Treafurers Acc ts - Relating to the Interest Money the 
Vote was put. Whether it be the mind of the Town to Accept 
The Same And the Vote Past in the Affirmative — 
Then the Town Treafurers Gen 1 : Acc 1 : was Read And the 
Vote was put whether it be the mind of the Town to Accept the 
Treafurers Gen 1 : Acc 1 . And y* vote past in the Affirmative 
Voted And Appropriated the Interest Money Coming to the 
Town the prefent year the Year beginning the Eleventh of Dec r : 
Last as followeth — (viz) Five shillings and Eight pence to the 
School And the Remaind r . to the ministry — 

Voted And Granted £66—13—4 — For A Salary for the Rev d : 
M r . Seth Storer the Enfewing Year the year beginning the First 
of March Current — 

the Interest money Appropriated for that Ufe to be part of s d . 
Sum — 

Several Votes were put with Different Sums of money for the 
Support of the School the Enfewing Year — And all past in the 
Negative — 

Voted And Granted the Sum of £13 — 6 — 8 — for the Support 
of the Poor the Enfewing Year — Then the Acc ts . of thofe perfons 
to whome the Town is indebted was Read Amounting to the Sum 
of Eighteen Pounds Twelve S ^ 1L & Seven pence as in Page (153) 
The Vote was put whether it be the mind of the Town to 
Allow S d . Acc ts - And Grant y*. Sum of Twelve Pounds Twelve 
shillings and Seven pence to P ay 5t which with the six pounds 
Granted Last march Meeting For the Repairs of the Great 
Bridge makes S d - Sum & the Vote Past in the Affirmative — M r . 
James Dix's Acq 1 , was Read Amounting to the Sum of Ten Pounds 
for serving Conftable in the year 1754 — &c — And the Vote was 
put Whether it be the mind of the Town to Allow S d . Acc 1 . and 
the Vote past in y e Negative — 

Voted And Granted the Sum of Six pounds for the Repairs of 
y e . Great Bridge 

Voted And Granted the Sum of Twenty Six pounds 13/4 — 
for mending the Highways and Town ways the prefent year — 
Voted And Chofen John Cook & Simon Whitney to be Collectors 
of the Highway Rate — Voted that the Price of Labour in working 



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out the Highway Rate be the Same it was Last year — 
Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town that De- 
linquent Survayers have y*- Liberty of working out the Remainder 
of their Rates the Enfewing Year. And the Vote Past in the 
Affermative — 

Voted And Abated Henry Spring Jun rs - Deceas*- Rate in Con- 

ftable Clarks List Amounting to the Sum of Sixteen Shillings & 

7 pence £.. — 16 — 7 — 

And One Smiths Rate in Conftable Kimballs Lists 

of ..— 4—5 

And the Like Sums Granted to make them Good — 

Then the Petition of Sundry perfons was Read Relating to 

Hanging Gates At Each End of y*. Town way Leading in by M r . 

John Coollidges and so out by W m - Goddings — And the Vote 

was put whether it be the mind of the Town to Grant y e - Prayer 

of the Petition & the Vote past in the Negative — 

[156] Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to 
Abate M r . Jonathan Stones And M r . David Bemis's Rates (on 
Acc 1 . of their Late misfortune by Fire) And the Vote past in the 
Negative 

(18) Article Read — Upon which the Com tee - Appointed to 
Examin Treafurer Mafons Acc ts - Made Report — That they found 
Mistakes in S d . Acc ts - to the Amount of Seven pounds Eleven 
shillings And Three pence Due to the Town — And after Some De- 
bate the Vote was Put, Whether it be the mind of the Town that 
the Town Treafurer Make A Demand of Said Seven pounds. 
Eleven shillings and 3 pence of the Execu r - of the Last will And 

Testament of Joseph Mafon Efq r . Dec 1 : S d . Treafurer And upon 
d 

the s . Executors 

A Refufing to Pay the Same to perfue the Affair in the 
Law. — And the Vote past in the Affirmative 

Voted that The Town Treafurer be Directed forthwith to 
Pay Cap 1 . John Brown the Prime Cost of his Pew in the Meet- 
inghofe — 

Voted that the Dispofition of S d . Pew — And Alfo the Last Article 

in the Warning be put off till the May Meeting — 

March 14 — A. D. 1757. The following perfons took the Oath 

Relating to other Governments Money before John Hunt. Efq r — 

Viz) 

Josiah Converie Efq r . 
L l . Daniel Whitney 
Sam 11 . Fisk- j- Selectmen 

En: Jonathan Bemis 
M r . Sam 11 : Hager- 

Nathaniel Harrington took the Oath of 
Treafurer & Afsefsor 

Sam 11 . Fisk the Oath of Clerk & Affefsor— 
Beze 1 : Learned the oath of Conftable & alfo 



Before John 
Hunt Efq r . 



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Isaac Sanderfon S d . Oath 

Tho s : Saltmarsh the Oath of Afsefsor & Deerieve— 
Isaac Sanderfon the Oath of Sealer of Leather — 
Jonas Barnard And Jofiah Bright the oath of 
Fence Viewers 

John Cook & Simon Whitney the oath of 
Collectors and Surveyers of highways — 
Stephen Harris the Oath of Hogrieve — 
James Dix the Oath of Deerieve & Field Driver — 
Jonas Coollidge and Robert Learned the oath of 
Surveyers & Meafurers of Timber Plank bord 
Slitwork &c 

Smith Prentice the oath of Culler of Hoops & 
Staves 

Sam 11 . Cook the Oath of Culler of hoops & Staves 



Before John 
Hunt Efq r . 



[157] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs - 
Mary Learned Inhold r on Munday Ap 1 : the 4 th - AD. 1757 — 
The Selectmen Gave ord r . to Sam 11 : Fisk to Deliver the Books, 
Bonds & other Articles belonging to the Town that are und r . His 
care as Town Treafurer to M r . Nathaniel Harrington prefent 
Town Treafurer — At S d . Meeting Agreed with Cap 1 . John 
Tainter to keep the wid°- Webb from the second of April 
Inftant to y^. Second of April AD. 1758 — At Three Shillings 
and Seven pence *4 P r . Week and to be Allowed for Extraor- 
dinaries — At Said Meeting the Selectmen Appointed the Surveyers 
their Districts as followeth (viz) M r . John Cook to have the East 
part -which is to include the Inhabitants South of the River and 
to mend the Roads South of the River and alio including the In- 
habitants East of the Country Road from the Great Bridge to the 
Meeting houfe & to mend that part of the Country Road And all 
the other Roads Contained in the East District — M r . Simon 
Whitney to have the West District And to mend the Road that 
Divides the Districts from the meetinghoufe To Tho s : Welling- 
tons And all the Roads Contained in the west District — 
At Said meeting the Selectmen Determin'd that the School 
Should Ceafe till Further Ord r - And that M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge 
prefent Schoolmaster be informed that the Selectmen have nothing 
further for him to Do as Schoolmaster at prefent; Agreed that 
Sam 11 . Fisk give Notice thereof to M r - Coollidge — Who notifyed 
him thereof the Day following; S Fisk 

Appointed to Meet againe on Munday the Eighteenth Day 
of this moneth (at the Publick Meetinghoufe) at one of y*. Clock 
afternoon to Examin the Towns Stock of Ammunition 



At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Publick meeting houfe 
on Munday Ap 1 : 18 — 1757 Upon Examining the Towns Stock 
of Powd r . find one Barril thereof in Good Ord r - the Other Barril 



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Something Damnifyed by Age — &c — Determined to Dispofe of 
the Barril Last mentioned and procure another As soon as may 
be — Agreed that Sam 11 . Fisk Show Some of S d powd r . to M r . Rem- 
ington & M r . Waldo to know what they would Give for it &c — 
At S d . meeting Agreed that the Deck of y e . Meeting houfe steple 
be mended it being Very Leaky — And y*. the stocks be fited up — 
Defired L l . Whitney to Ask Simon Hastings to Do Said Repairs — 
Agreed alfo that the Pound be fited up by having new Ground 
sills and New Cap pieces And what Elfe is found Necefsary upon 
Examination, — At Said Meeting Agreed that M r . John Cook be 
Defired to take care of the Great Bridge the Enfewing year — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs - Mary 
Learned Inhold r . on The Third Day of May— AD— 1757— 
They having Rec d : a precept from the High Sherriff of the County 
Requiring a Town Meeting for the Choice of A Reprefentative 
Agreed upon A Town Meeting for that Purpose to be on Munday 
the Ninth Day of May inftant at one of the Clock afternoon 
And alfo A Town Meeting to be at two of the Clock the Same 
Afternoon for the Ends following (viz) ( 1 ) To Choofe a 
Moderator — (2) For the Town to Grant Money for the Support 
of y*. School the prefent Year — (3) To Hear the Acc 1 : of Cap 1 . 
Brown And others a Com tee - Chofen by the Town to Build the 
meetinghoufe & to Grant money to pay y*. Same Or otherwife 
Provide for the Payment thereof as the Town Shall See Fit — 

(4) For the Town to Dispofe of the Pew in the Meetinghoufe 
that was Lately Cap 1 . Browns as the Town shall think propper 

(5) For the Town to Grant money to Renew their Stock of 
Powder 

Warrants were Issued out P r - Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerk — at s d . 
meeting the Selectmen Gave ord r . to the Treafurer to Pay 
£66 — 13 — 4 — to y e . Rev: m r Storer for his Salary for — 1756 
And Alfo £15—12—7—. To Cap 1 . Coollidge — &— £..—17—7 
— 1 — To Seth Hastings — 

[158] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold"- and 
other Inhabi ts - of Watertown Qalifyed to Vote in the Choice of 
A Reprefentative At the Publick meeting houfe in Said Town on 
Munday the Ninth Day of May A D. 1757— To E\e& & Depute 
a Perfon to Reprefent them at the Great & Gen 1 : Court — &c — 
The Major Part of the Selectmen being Prefent — Directed the 
Clerk to Read the Warrant for the Meeting — After which the 
Inhabitants were Defired to bring in their Votes, which was Done 
Accordingly; being Sortired and Numbered it appeared that John 
Hunt Efq r . Was Chofen by the Major part of the Votes — Who 
took the oath Relating to other Goverments money — 
At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold"- and other In- 



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habitants of Watertown — Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick meeting houfe in S d . Town 
on Munday the 9 th - Day of May A D. 1757 — 

Voted And Chofe John Hunt Efq r , Moderator for S d . Meet- 
ing- 
Voted And Granted Thirty Pounds for the Support of the School 
the Prefent year — 

The third article Read Relateing to the Acc 1 . of the Com tee - 
that Built the Meeting houfe then s d . Com tee . Exhibited an acc 1 : 
of time & Expense Relateing to s d . Houfe Amounting to the Sum 
of Eight Pounds Eighteen Shillings & Eight pence Lawfull 
money — And the Vote was Put whether it be the mind of the 
Town to Allow & Except S d . Acc 1 . And Make a Grant of 
£8 — 18 — 6 to Pay the same & the Vote past in the Negative 
Fourth Article Read and the Vote was put whether It be the 
mind of the Town to Dispofe of the Pew in the meetinghoufe that 
Was Lately Cap 1 . Browns and the Vote past in the Negative- — 
Voted and Granted Eight pounds to Renew the Towns Stock 
of powder — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . Mary 
Learned Inh r . on the Thirteenth Day of May AD. 1757 — Upon 
the Affair of the School they Determined to Look out for Some 
Suitable Perfon for A Schoolmaster. & Appointed D r . Converfe- — 
M r . Bemis & Sam 11 . Fisk to go and talk with M r - Swan at Little 
Cambridge (So Call'd) to See upon what terms He will keep the 
School the Remainder of the Year. & to Agree with him as to 
time "& Terms At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Determined to 
Enquire upon what terms they Can Obtaine a G. of Powder as to 
Price & Day for Paym*. — 

On Munday the Sixteenth Day of May 1757 — The Selectmen 
who were Appointed to treet with M r . Swan went to Him, And 
Agreed with him to keep the School in Watertown Three Quar- 
ters of a Year for Thirty Pounds Lawful Money to begin the 
School the Same week — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . Mary 
Learned Inhold r - on Munday the sixth of June AD. 1757 — The 
Selectmen having Rec d . A Precept from the Speaker of the Houfe 
of Reprefentatives Requiring A Town Meeting for the Choice of 
A Reprefentative (the Choice of John Hunt Efq r being Set 
Afide) Agreed upon A meeting for that Purpose to be on munday 
the thirteenth of June Inftant at One of the Clock Afternoon at 
the Publick meeting houfe in s d . Town — And alfo a meeting to 
be at two o Clock the same afternoon for Disposing of y e . pew 
y\ was Cap 1 - Browns — The Clerk Issued out warrants for S d . 
meetings Accordingly — 



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[159] At A Meeting of the Freehold"- and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Qualifyed to vote in the Choice of A 
Reprefentative at the Publick Meetinghoufe in S d . Town on 
Munday the Thirteenth Day of June A D 1757 — John Hunt 
Efq r . was Chofen To Represent the Town, by A Major part of 
the Legal voters prefent at S d . Meeting (in the Opinion of the 
Selectmen) 

At A Meeting of The Freehold 1 " 5 - And other Inhabitants of 
Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly 
Afsembled at the Publick meetinghoufe in Said Town on Munday 
the Thirteenth Day of June A D. 1757 — 

Voted And Chofe John Hunt Efq r - Moderator for Said Meet- 
ing- 
Then the Article was Read Relating to the Pew in the Meeting 
houfe that was Cap 1 . Browns And After Debate thereon the Vote 
was Put whether it be the Mind of the Town to Act on S d . 
Article and the Vote Pas't in the Negative 

To the Selectmen of Watertown 

Gen n . 

This may Certify that we the Subscribers have 
Afses 1 . the Polls and Rateable Eitates of Said Town 
in the Sum of Twenty Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings 
and Four pence (Granted by The Town for mending 
the ways in Said Town) And have Commited Lists of 
S d . Rate to the Several Collectors who are alio Sur- 
vayers of High Ways — Viz — To M r . John Cook the 
Certificate ( Sum of Thirteen Pounds and Nine pence two Farth- 
ings & To M r . Simon Whitney the Sum of Thirteen 
Pounds Twelve Shillings & Six pence two Farthings 
with Lawfull warrands to Collect the Same (or See 
that it be Faithfully work't out agreable to the vote 
of the Town) So as to Compleat and make up with 
your Selves on or before the last Day of Nov 1 ": next 
Ensewing — 

Watertown ) Tho s . Saltmarsh 



Afsefsors 



1757 \ Sam" Fisk [ Afsefsor's of 

Nathaniel Harrington J Watertown 

[160] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r - 
David Coollidge Innhold r - on the 24. Day of June A D. 1757 — 
they Confidered the List of Perfons Licenced Last year which are 
as Followeth — (viz) M r . Tho s . Saltmarsh M rs - Mary Learned & 

M r . David Coollidge Innhold" And John Hunt Efq r . 

Cornelius Waldo M r . John Remington Cap. David Baldwin and 
M rs - Hannah Livermore Retailer And Signifyed in their Return 
that they had nothing to Object to their Having their Licences 
Renewed the prefent year — They Alfo Approved of and Recom- 



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mended M r . Smith Prentice as a Perfon of Sober Converfation 
Suitably quallifyed and Provided for keeping A Tavern in the 
Room of M rs - Mary Learned — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the W d : Mary 
Learned on Friday the 29 Day of July 1757 — Ordered The Town 
Treafurer to give out Afignments to the Several Conftables for 
the Payment of the Town Credditors the Several Somes Due to 
them from the Town — 

At S d . Meeting the Selectmen Directed the Clerk to Give the 
Town Treafurer A List of the Perfons And an Acc 1 : of the 
Charge of warning Perfons out of Town — At three Shillings 
Each — (viz) One Shilling to the Conf table for doing the Service 
one Shilling to the Clerk of y e Court And one Shilling to the 
Town Clerk — That the perfons who took thofe in who were 
warned out of Town May Pay the Same as the Law Directs. 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Smith Prentices on 
Thursday Aug 1 11 1757 — the Selectmen Signed the Return of the 
Precept to the Speaker of the Houfe of Reprefentatives — At S d . 
meeting the Selectmen gave ord r . to the Town Treafurer to Pay 
Eight Pounds to Jonathan Bemis and Sam 11 . Hager To Buy A 
Barril of powder for the Towns Stock — 

[161] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . 
Smith Prentice of s d . Town Innhold 1 "- on the 31— Day of Octob r - 
1757— 

The • Selectmen being inform'd that M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge Late 
Schoolmaster is in Want of Shirts and Briches — They Defired 
his Brother Cap*. Nathanael Coollidge to Procure a Pair of 
Leather Briches and Two Gotten and Linnen Shirts for Said 
Sam 11 : Coollidge as Soon as he can Conveniently — 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed to meet with the Se- 
lectmen of Weston and Waltham at M r . Richard Cuttens of S d . 
Waltham on Munday the Fourteenth Day of Nov r . Next at one 
of the Clock afternoon to Adjust the Charge of Repairing the 
Great Bridge in Watertown which hath Arifen Since the Last 
Adjustment — And alfo to adjust the Charge of the Poor with 
Waltham And Directed the Clerk to Notify S d . Selectmen of 
S d . Meeting; Who did it accordingly — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown, Weston & Wal- 
tham at M r . Richard Cuttings in Waltham on Munday Nov r . 
14 — 1757 — The Charge of Repairing the Great Bridge in 
Watertown which hath Arifen Since the Last Adjustment (which 
was Sep r . 17 — 1756 — ) Was Adjusted and proportioned between 
S d . Towns — The Acc ts - And Adjustments are as follows 



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To John Cook for Work and Meterials for S d . 

Bridge £5— 1— 10— 3 

To Tho s : Learned .. — •• — .8 — .. 

To Three Tons & Seven feet of Timber at .£1—1 — 4. 

p r Ton procured by Watertown for S d . Bridge 3 — 7 — 9 — .. 



Watertowns Charge £8 — 10 — 3 — 3 
By Walthams Charge Omited in a former 

Adjustment — . — .2 — .8 — .. 



The Sum to be Adjusted— £8—12— 1 1—3 
Of which Sum Watertowns part is £3 — 3 — 3 
Westons proportion is .2 — 10 — 7 — 2 

Walthams Ditto 2— 19— .1—1 

8—12—1 1—3 

Which Adjustm*. was Signed by the Selectmen of Each Town 
at the Meeting AboveS d — 



Elifha Jones | Selectmen 
Abra m . Bigelow [ of 
Samuel SeavernsJ Weston 

Sam 11 . Livermore 
Isaac Stearns 
Daniel Child 
Jacob Biglow 



Daniel Whitney 
Sam 11 . Fisk— 
Jonathan Bemis 
Samuel Hager 



Selectmen 
of 

Watertown 



Selectmen of Waltham 



At Said Meeting the Selectmen of Watertown and Waltham 
Appointed to meet on Friday y*. 18 th - of the same Moneth at M r . 
Saltmarfhes in Watertown to Settle the Charge of y e . poor Jointly 
supported p r s d . Towns. — 



[162] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Cuttings of 
Waltham on Munday the fourteenth Day of Nov r - A D — 1757 — 
The Selectmen underftanding that there is One Catherine Hall 
of Boston come to Refide in Watertown at M rs - Murches — They 
Ordered the Clark to Issue out a Warrant to warn her out of 
Town Directly — They Refufing to Admit her as an Inhabitant — 
She was Warned out Accordingly — the 18 th - of the same Moneth 
— Att\ Sam 11 : Fisk Clerk 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at 
M r . Tho s : Saltmarfhes on Friday the 18 th - of Nov r . A D 1757— 
The Charge y\ Watertown hath been at in keeping the Wid w - 
Webb (Since the Same was Adjusted Ap 1 : 1753 — ) Was Ad- 
justed which is as followeth. (viz) 

To Cap 1 . Tainter for Boarding the Wid w . Webb from the Second 
of April 1753— To the 12 th - of Nov r - 1757— 



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And for Sundries procured for Her within Said term 
£43— .2— 2— 2 

At Said Meeting the Said Sum of Forty three Pounds two 
Shillings and two pence Two farthings Was Adjusted & pro- 
portioned as followeth — 

Watertowns Proportion of S d . Charge is £22 — .6 — .. — .. 

Walthams part Due to Watertown is — 20 — 16 — 2 — 2 



Which was Signed P r Said Selectmen 



43— .2— .2— .2 



Sam 11 : Fisk 
Jonathan Bemis 
Sam 11 : Hager 



1 Selectmen 
of 

Watertown 



Sam 11 Livermore 
Jonathan Sanderfon 
Isaac Stearns 
Jacob Biglow 



Selectmen 
of 

Waltham 



At the Meeting Afore Said the Selectmen of Watertown 
Gave ord r - to The Town Treafurer to Pay the Rev d : M r . Seth 
Storer his Salary for the Year — 1756 — They Alfo Directed the 
Town Clerk to Issue out Warrants for a Town Meeting to be on 
Munday the 28 — of Nov r . Currant — At one o Clock afternoon at 
the publick meetinghoufe in S d . Town — for the ends follow- 
ing — (1) To Choofe a Moderator — (2) For the Town to Grant 
A Sum of Money to pay the Acc 1 . of the Com tee - Chofen to build 
y e - Meeting houfe (who have Sued the Town) Or Appropriate 
a Sum of money Due from Waltham (not appropriated) which 
may be Sufficient for that purpofe — & pafs any Vote or Votes 
on S d . Affair as the Town shall think proper (3) To know the 
mind of the Town whether they will Purchefe the Land by the 
Meeting houfe (Call'd the two Acres) of M r . Benj a Harris And 
If the Town are Determined to Buy the Same then to Choofe 
and Impower a Com tee - for that purpose. And Determin in 
what Way they Will Pay for s d . Land — Warrants were Issued 
out Accordingly. 

P r Sam 11 . Fisk Clerk 



[163] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold". And 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Qualifyed to Vote in Town 
Affairs Regulerly Warned And Afsembled At the Publick Meet- 
inghoufe in S d . Town on Monday the 28 th . of Nov r . A D. 1757 
Voted And Chofe M r . Ebenezer Stone Moderator for Said 
Meeting — 

The Second Article Read Relating to the Com* 63 . Ace*, who 
were Chofen to build the Meeting houfe And After Debate there- 
on the Vote was put whether it be the Mind of the Town to 
Grant A Sum of Money to pay S d . Com tees . Acc 1 . And the Vote 
Past in the Negative 

Put to Vote whether it be the mind of the Town to Choofe a 
Com tee . to Examin Said Com tees . Acc 1 . And Make report at the 



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Adjournment of this Meeting and the Vote Past in the Affirm- 
ative — 

Voted And Chofe for Said Com tee .. John Kemball Jun r . Jonas 
Bond Jun r . Nath 1 . Stone Jonathan Brown Jun r . & Sam 11 . Fisk. 
Voted And Adjourned this Meeting & the Remaining Bufinefs 
thereof to Monday Next 2 c y [ ock afternoon to this place 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting on Monday the Fifth of Dec r . 
A D. 1757 — P Adiournm 1 The Meeting being Opened the 
Com tee - Chofen to Examin the Acc 15 . of the Com tee . Chofen to 
build the Meetinghoufe Reported That they had not Compleated 
an Adjusting of S d . Acc ts . — Therefore upon A motion Made & 
Seconded the Vote was put whether it be the mind of the Town 
that this Affair be put off to A further Adjournm 1 . of this Meet- 
ing and in the mean time S d . Com tee - further Examin the Acc ts - 
AforeSaid — & It past in y*. Afirmative The third Article Read 
Relating to the purchasing the Two Acres by the Meetinghoufe. 
After Debate thereon the Vote was put whether it be the mind 
of the Town to Act on Said Article & y*. Vote past in the 
Negative — 

Voted And Adjourned this Meeting & the Remaining Bufinefs 
thereof to Friday Next at two o Clock afternoon to this place. 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold"., and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick 
Meetinghoufe in Said Town on Friday the Ninth Day of De- 
cemb r - A D. 1757 P r Adjournm 1 . After the Meeting was opened 
The Com tee - Appointed to Settle Acc ts . with the Com tee . Chofen 
to Build the Meetinghoufe Reported That they found the Bal- 
lance Due to s d . Com tee - (including Six fhillings Omited in their 
Acc 1 . together with the Charge of the Writ & Service which was 
Nine shillings & Ten pence) Amounts to the Sum of Nine Pounds 
Eleven Shillings & Two Pence Three Farthings After Debate 
thereon the Vote was put whether it be the Mind of the Town 
to Allow S d . Account And Appropriate part of the Money Due 
from Waltham to Watertown for the Payment thereof. 

And the Vote past in the Affirmative — 
Put to Vote whether it be the Mind of the Town to Impower 
and Direct the Selectmen to Give said Com tee - An Order upon 
Waltham for the Sum of Nine Pounds Eleven Shillings & Two 
pence three Farthings in full Discharge of their Acc ts . for Building 
& Finnishing the Meetinghoufe & y*. Vote past in the Affirmative 
At A Meeting of the Selectmen the Day AbovesSaid at Evening 
they Gave the Com tee - An Order On Waltham Accordingly and 
took a Receipt of S d . Com tee - in full — 



[164] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . 
Smith Prentice Inhold r - The 20 th .. Day of January A D. 1758. 



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They being inform'd that the Wid w - Maddocks is in Danger of 
Suffering for want of Wood and other Necefsaries Agreed that 
M r . Bemis procure a Bed Blankit or Coverlid for S d . Wid w - as 
Soon as he can with Conveniency alfo Defired that M r . Hager 
Send Her a Load of Wood — Alfo Defired that Sam 11 . Fisk Send 
her Sum Provifions if She Stands in Need of the Same 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen Directed the Clerk to Sign an 
ord r - in their Name for the Town Treafurer to Pay Cap 1 . 
Tainter His acc 1 .. for Boarding the Wid w .. Webb, from April 
the Second A D. 1756. To April the Second 1757 And for Extra- 
ordinaries procured for Her in Said Term Alfo an Ord r . for the 
Treafurer to Pay M r . Jofiah Swan Schoolmaster Ten Pounds 
for his keeping the School the Second Quarter. 

Which was done Accordingly. 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Smith Prentices on 
Monday y*. Twentieth Day of Feb: AD 1758. They Directed 
the Clerk to Issue out Warrants Directed to the Several Con- 
ftables of Watertown for A Town Meeting to be at the Publick 
meetinghoufe in said Town on Monday the Sixth Day of March 
Next at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon for the Ends following 
(viz) (1) To Choofe a Moderator for said Meeting (2) To 
Choofe Selectmen A Town Clerk and Treafur r . And all other 
Town officers Required by Law to be Chofen in the moneth 
of March Annually — (3) To Choofe A Saxton and Agree how 
he shall be paid for his Service — (4) To Put in their votes for 
A County Treafurer — (5) To know the mind of y* Town 
whether Swine Shall Run At Large the Enfewing Year — (6) To 
Hear the Town Treafurers Accounts and Pafs upon them (7) 
For fhe Town to Appropriate the Interest Money coming to 
the Town the Prefent year the Year beginning the Eleventh of 
Decemb r Last (8) To Grant A Salery for the Rev d : M r . Seth 
Storer for the Enfewing Year the year beginning the first Day of 
March Next. (9) To Grant money for the Support of y e 
School (10) To Grant money for the Support of the Poor the 
Enfewing Year — (11) To Grant Money for Repairing the 
Great Bridge — (12) To hear the Accounts of thofe Perfons to 
whome the Town is indebted & To Grant money to Pay them 

(13) To Grant Money (if they see fit) to Mend their High 
Ways & Town Ways the Enfewing year, And alfo to Choofe 
their Surveyers of Highways to be collectors of y e . Highway Rate 
& to Determin the price of Labour in working out the same 

(14) For the Town to hear the pleas of the prefent or any late 
Conftable's for Abatment of any perticuler perfons Rates in their 
Lists, And for the Town to Act their Pleafure thereon (15) To 
know the mind of the Town whether they will Sell a peice of 
Land belonging to the Town between the Town way and the 
River. Norwesterly of and Next Adjoining to the piece of Land 



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Sold by the Town to M r . David Sanger Late of Watertown 
Deceas't — And for the Town to pafs any vote or votes on said 
affair as the Town shall think propper — (16) To hear the pe- 
tition of Sam 11 . Warrin Jun r - Praying for Liberty to Set a Small 
building on the Towns Land near Biscos Spring or any other 
piece of the Towns Land, with a few Rods of Ground for Im- 
provement During the Towns pleafure — (17) To know the 
mind of y*. Town whether they will Improve M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge 
this prefent year for their Schoolmaster Provided he is well and 
able to manage y e . School. (18) To hear the Report of y* 
Com tee . Chofen to Sell their Right in y* Farm Near Wachufett 
hill — And that the Town Cred rs - be notifyed to bring in y r . 
Acc ts . to y e Selectmen at m r . Smith prentices on Friday y* 5 . 3 d . 
of March Next at 3 — o Clock afternoon — Warrants were Isfued 
out Accordingly 

P. Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerk — 



[165] At the Sele&mens meeting on Feb. 20 th - 1758 They 
Gave ord r . To the Town Treafurer to pay £17 — 14 — . To Cap*. 
Nath 1 . Coollidge for Boarding And providing things for his 
Brother M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge and to be Charg d to said Sam 11 . 
Coollidge — At the Same meeting the Selectmen Agreed that M r . 
Sam 11 . Coollidge should have after the Rate of Forty Pounds A 
Year for his Keeping School from Dec r : 10 — 1755— to Ap 1 : 4. th - 
1757— 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Smith 
Prentice March. 3 d . A D. 1758. to take in the Accounts of thofe 
Perfons to whome the Town is indebted Which are as followeth. 
(viz) 

To Nath 1 : Harrington for Serving the Town as 

Treafurer y^ Year Past £2 — 13 — 4. 

And for Serving As Afsefsor for the Same year .. — 16 — .. 
To Tho s : Saltmarsh and Sam 11 . Fisk for Serving 

Afsefsors 16/ Each .1—12 .. 

To Beza 1 : Learned for 18 feet of Timber for a 

Small Bridge .. .4 10 

To John Cook for Meterals for Mending Small 

Bridges in Town .. — 15 — .1 

To Amos Bond for Stones for A Bridge Near M r . 

Goddards .8 

To Simon Hastings for Mending the School Houfe .. — .4 — .. 
And for work & meterals in Mending Deck of 

the Meeting houfe .1 17 4 

To L l . Daniel Whitney for Cap pieces for the 

Pound 12 — .. 

And for Plank & Stones for Small Bridges .. — .6 — .. 



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To Simon Whitney for Stones & Plank for the 

Like ufe — .6 — .. 

To Enf n . Jonathan Bemis for Two Sills for y*. 

Pound 16/ & for Labour 3/2—1— ..—19—2—1 

To Sam 11 . Hager for two Sills for the Pound 16/ 

—And for Labour 1/7 ..—17—7 — . 

To John Cook for work and Meterals for the 

Great Bridge the Year Past which was Adjusted 

P the Towns Concerned 5 — 1 — 10 — 3 

And for work & meterals for Said Bridge Since 

the Adjustment .. — 7 — .9 — . 



£17—1 —.. — .. 

At Said meeting the Selectmen Gave ord r . to the Treafurer to 
Pay as followeth (viz) To the Rev d : M r . Seth Storer £66 — 13 — 
4 — for his Salary for the year Past And Ten Pounds To M r . 
Jofiah Swan for keeping the School the third Quarter — And to 
M r . John Remington One Shilling and One penny for Sundries 
found M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge And to be Charged to him y*. Said 
Coollidge — And to Sam 11 . Fisk — Nine Pounds Seventeen Shillings 
and two pence for keeping Mary Hackelton (a poor Child) to 
this Day At Eighteen shillings (old Ten P — week — P ord r . of 
the Selectmen — 

[166] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold", and 
other Inhab ts : of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled At the Publick 
Meeting houfe in S d . Town March the 6 th . A D. 1758 

Voted And Chose Josiah Convers Efq r . Moderator for Said 
Meeting. 

Jofiah Convers. Efq r . 
Sam 11 : Fisk. 
M r . Amos Bond. 
En n . Jonathan Bemis. 
Cap 1 . Nathaniel Coollidge 

Voted and Chofe Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerk. 
Voted and Chose M r . Nathaniel Harrington Town Treafurer. 
Voted and Chose M r . Jonathan Brown Jun r . first Conftable but 
was Excufed by a Vote 

Voted And Chofe for Conftables j 1°™ ^? ite 

( Moses btone. 

Voted and Chofe for the first Afsefsor. Sam 11 . Fisk. 

Voted And Adjourned the Meeting and the Remaining Bufinefs 

thereof to Monday Next at Nine o'Clock in the forenoon to this 

Place— 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting on Monday the thirteenth Day of 
March A D. 1758 P Adjournment. 



Voted and chose for Selectmen 



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Voted & Chofe for Hawards or Field Drivers j 



, a i ™ r »; ; / • \ S Nathaniel Stone 

Voted And Chofe two Afseisors (viz) j Xho s : Saltmarsh 

Voted And Chofe John Coggin Sealer of Leather — 

^ . ( Jonath 11 Learned 

Voted And Chofe for Fenceviewers j j onatha n Child. 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyers of Highways j Xho^Qark— ^ 

Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j fX^St^™™* 

xt i a i r r tt • S Abijah Brown 
Voted And Chofe for Hogneves j Joseph Coollidge 

T7 . . ™ , , n ( Tho s : Saltmarsh 

Voted and Chofe for Deeneves J Smith p rentice 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyer & meafurer \ Jonas Coollidge 
of Timber Board Plank Slitwork &c \ Robert Learned 

Daniel Pierce 
John Warrin 

Voted And Chofe for Gager of Casks Smith Prentice 
Voted and Chofe for Culler of Hoops and ( Sam 11 . Cook 
Staves ( Smith Prentice. 

Voted and Chofe Jedididiah Spring Saxton to be paid by two 
Contrabutions as ufual 



[167] The Vote was put whether it be the mind of the 
Town that Swine Should Run at large the Enfewing Year and 
the Vote past in the Negative 

Then the Town Treafurers Accounts were Read and the Vote 
was put whether it be the mind of the Town to Accept the S d . 
Accounts 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 

Voted & Appropriated the Interest money coming to the Town 
the prefent Year the year beginning the Eleventh of December 
Last, as followeth (viz) Five shillings and Eight pence to the 
School and the Remainder to y e . Miniftry 

Voted and Granted — £66 — 13 — 4 — for A Salary for the Rev d : 
M r . Seth Storer for the Enfewing Year — the Interest money 
Appropriated for that ufe to Be part of Said Sum — 
Voted And Granted £30 — .. — .. for the Suport of the School 
the Enfewing Year 

Voted And Granted 15 — .. — .. for the Support of the Poor the 
Enfewing year. 

Voted And Granted £6 — .. — .. for Repair's of the Great Bridge — 
Then the Accounts of thofe Perfon's to whome the Town is 
Indebted was Read to the Town Amounting to the Sum of 
£17 — 1 — .. Voted Accepted & Allowed And Granted the Sum 
of £11 — 1 — .. — to pay s d . accounts — which with the Six pounds 



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Granted Last year for the Repairs of the Great Bridge make s d . 
Sum 

Voted And Granted £26 — 13 — 4 — To mend the High ways 
and Town ways the Prefent Year — Voted & Chofe the Surveyers 
of Highways Collectors of the Highways Rat[e] 
Voted that the Price of Labour be the Same it was the Last 
year in working out s d rate 

Then Several Late Conftable's pleaded Abatement of Some 
perfons rates in their Lists 

The Town Voted and Abated Edw d : Edd's Rates in Conftable 

Learneds Lists of .. — 10 — 10 — 

And Alfo Abated S d . Edd's Rates in Conftable 

Bemis's Lists of — 16 — .. — 2 

And Granted the like Sum to Supply the Same — 

Voted And Abated Henry Spring Jun r - Deceasts Rate in Con- 



Voted and Abated £. — 15 — 4 — In Simon Coollidges Rate in 
Conftable Sanderions Lists And the Like Sums Granted to make 
them Good — 

Then the Article w ^ s Read to the Town Relating to Samuel 
Warrin Jun rs - Request to the Town for Liberty to Set a small 
Building on the Towns Land near to Bisco's Spring or other 
where, with a few Rods of Ground for Improvemen During the 
Towns pleafure— And after Debate thereon the Vote was put — 
whether it be the mind of the Town to Grant the Said warrin 
his Request And the Vote past in the Affirmative — 
Voted to Choose A Com tee - to Set out a piece of Land to M r . 
Warrin for the Ends mentioned 

Voted And Chofe Jonas Bond Efq r . M r . John Kemball and L*. 
Daniel Whitney for s d . Com tee - 

The Vote was put whether it be the mind of the Town to Im- 
prove M r . Sam 11 . Coollidge as Schoolmaster the prefent year in 
cafe he be well and able to manage the School — the Vote past 
in the Affirmative — 

Then the Com tee - who were Chofen to Sell the farm near 
wachufet Hill Reported to the Town which is on File 

[1681 At A Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Smith Pren- 
tices on Monday March 13 th - 1758. The Perfons under named 
took the Oath Refpecting other Governments Bills — The Oath 
was Administred P John Hunt Efq r . 
Josiah Convers Efq r . 



En n . Jonathan Bemis 
Cap 1 , Nath 1 : Coollidge 

The following Perfons after they had taken the Money Oath 



ftable Bonds List of 




Sam 11 . Fisk 
M r . Amos Bond. 



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Were Sworn to the Several offices to which they were Refpect- 
ively Chofen — (viz) 

Sam 11 . Fisk l l ok the Oath of Town Clerk & 
Afsefsor. 

Nathaniel Harrington the Oath of Town 
Treafurer 

Jonas White the oath of Conftable 
Moses Stone the Oath of Conftable. 
Tho s : Saltmarsh the Oath of Afsefsor & 
Deerieve 

Nathaniel Stone the Oath of Afsefsor — 
John Coggin the Oath of Sealer of Leather 
Jonathan Learned the Oath of Fenceviewer 
Jonathan Child the Oath of Fenceviewer. 
Robert Learned the Oath of Surveyer of 
Highways; Meafurer of Timber. & Bord Plank 
&c — And Collector — 

Tho s : Clark th ^ 0ath of Surveyer of Highways 
& Collector — 

Simon Whitney the Oath of Tythingman 
John Stearns the Oath of Tythingman 
Abijah Brown the Oath of Hogrieve 
Joseph Coollidge the Oath of Hogrieve 
Jonas Coollidge the Oath of Surveyer & 
meafurer of Timber &c 

Smith Prentice the Oath of Gauger of Casks & 
Culler of Hoops & Staves And Deerieve — 
Sam 11 . Cook Culler of Hoops & Staves. 

[169] At the Meeting of the Selectmen on the 13 th - of 
March Last mentioned They Ordered the Clark to Isue out a 
Warrant to Warn Daniel Parkhust. And Martha His wife & 
their four Children (viz) Martha, Ruth — Catherine & Daniel 
Immediatly to Depart out of Watertown they Refufing to Re- 
ceive them As Inhabitants, — S d . Parkhust & Familie Refide in 
Col 1 : Brindleys Houfe — they came Last from Cambridge, About 
the 20 th .- Of April Last as the Selectmen Are Inform'd — A War- 
want was Issued out Accordingly — on the Next day And the 
Conftable did the Service the Day following Att*. S. Fisk Clerk — 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen Ordered Sam 11 . Fisk to Get 
Some Clothing for Mary Hackelton who is at his Houfe, and 
charge it to the Town in cafe Her Relations Dont help her to 
some in a few Days — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Smith 
Prentice Inhold r . on Monday the 3 d . of April AD. 1758. they 
Agreed with Cap 1 . John Tainter to keep the Wid w - Webb, for 
the Space of One Year (if She Survive) At three Shillings and 
Nine Pence P r . Week And to be Allow'd. for Extraordinaries. — 



Sworn by 
John Hunt 
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At Said Meeting Agreed that M r . John Cook be Defired to 
take care of the Great Bridge 

At Said Meeting the Seleclmen Appointed the Surveyers of the 
Highways their Districts As followeth (viz) M r . Thomas Clark 
to have the East part of the Town And to mend the Roads therein 
And the Road under the Rocks to the Corner by M r . Jofeph 
Harringtons And alio the Road by M r . Kemballs to M r . Jonas 
Barnards Corner — M r . Robert Learned to have the West part 
of the Town And to mend the Roads therein and the Road that 
Leads by the Meeting houfe over the Hill to Kemballs Corner. — 
Agreed that Jofeph Coollidge have Liberty to take up the 
young Apletrees in the Burying place, in cafe He take up alfo the 
Brierbufhes & keep up the Walls. 

At Said Meeting the Seleclmen Directed the Clerk to Sign 
Orders in their Name to the Town Treafurer to Pay (Or ord r .) 
£9 — 12 — 4 — To Cap 1 . John Tainter for Boarding the Wid w .. 
Webb, from April 2 d . 1757— to April— 2 d . 1758— And for Ex- 
traordinaries Procured for Her — And Alfo to Give out Afsignm^. 
to the Conftables to Pay the Town Creditors their Acc ts . Allowed 
& Granted at the Last Town Meeting. 

The School being Vacant the Selectmen at the abovesS d . meet- 
ing Determined to make Enquirie at the Colledge And Elsewhere 
for a Suitable perfon to keep the Grammer & English School in 
Town As Soon as may be 

Agreed to meet againe on Monday Next at five oClock Afternoon 
at this place 

At. A Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Prentices on Munday 
the 10 th - Day of April A D— 1758— They with the Afsent of 
John Hunt & Nath 1 : Harris Efq rs - Bound out Mary Hackelton 
(who hath for some time been A Town Charge) To M r . Eben r . 
Stone Jun r . till She Arive at the Age of Eighteen Years — S d . 
Stone to have Two Pounds Thirteen Shillings & Four Pence 
with the Said Mary. — At S d . 

[170] At A Meeting of the Seamen of Watertown 
at M r . Smith Prentices Inhold 1 ". on Munday the Seventeenth Day 
of April. 1758 — they Agreed with M r . Thorn 5 : Phips to keep 
the Grammer & English School in Said Town for the Space of 
one Quarter of a Year for Ten pounds Lawfull money S d . M r . 
Phips to Board & Provide for himfelf — Agreed that the School 
Should begin on Monday the 24 th .. Inftant 

At a Meeting of the Seleclmen at the Houfe of Sam 11 : Fisk on 
the Eighth Day of May AD. 1758. They having Rec'd A 
Precept for the Choofing A Reprefentative they Agreed upon A 
Town Meeting for that Purpose to be on The Fifteenth Day of this 
Month of may at one ° Clock ^afternoon at fa p UD li c k meeting houfe 
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And alio Agreed upon another Town Meeting to be on the Same 
Day at Two of the Clock afternoon for the Ends following — 
(viz) (1) To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting (2) For 
the Town to make Addition to the list of Jurors or take off from 
the Same As the Town Shall think proper — (3) To Hear the 
Report of the Com tee . Chofen to Sell Land Belonging to the 
Town — &c Directed the Clerk to Issue out warrants for the s d . 
meetings, who did it accordingly — Att 1 . Sam 11 : Fisk Clerke — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Monday the Fifteenth Day 

r 

(viz) Henry Bond Thaddeus Bond & Eben - 
Stedson, Refiding in Watertown 

of May A D. 1758. Three Perfons a having mani- 

fested their Defires of the priveledge of Voteing in Elections in 
S d . Town the Selectmen Confented to Admit them inhabitants of 
Said Watertown, 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freeholds, and other 
Inhab ts : of Watertown Qualifyed to vote in the Choice of A Rep- 
refentative. Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meetinghoufe 
in Said Town on Monday the Fifteenth Day of May A D. 1758. 
After the warrant was Read the Selectmen Directed the In- 
habitants to bring in their Votes which being Done, the Selectmen 
Sorted an Counted the Votes and it apeared to them that there 
was no Perfon Chofen — Declaration was made — Accordingly — 
the Day being Spent, A motion was made and Seconded, where- 
upon the Vote was put — whether it be the mind of the Town 
that the meeting Should be Adjourned to A further time — 
Refolved in the Negative. 

—the Day being Spent Confequently the Bufinefs of the Second meet- 
ing of the Said Day Drop't of Courfe 

To the Selectmen of Watertown — 

Gen n - This may Certify that we the Subscribers have Afses't the 
Ratable Polls and Eftates of Watertown in the Sum of £26 — 13 — 
Afsefsors ^ — Granted to mend the Highway and have Com- 

Certificate mitted Lists of said Rate or Afsefsm 1 to the Several 
Selectmen Surveyers of Highways who are alfo Collectors (viz) 
To Robert Learned £14 — 1 — 5 — 3 — And To 
Thomas Clark £12— M— 1 0—2— with Lawfull Warrants to 
Collect the same or see that it be faithfully work't out in Mend- 
ing the ways Agreable to y e . vote of the Town So as to Com- 
pleat the Same & make up with the Selectmen at or before y* 5 . 
30 th . of Nov'. 1758— 

Sam 11 . Fisk ) A t , 

Tho 5 : Saltmarsh I Afsefsors of 
Nathan 1 : Stone J Watertown 

Watertown April 13. 1758. 



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[171] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . 
Smith Prentice Innhold 1 "- On Tuesday July 11 — 1758 — Taking 
into Confideration the Poor Circumftances of the French Nutral 
Familie in this Town. Determined that they Should be Supplied 
with four Shillings worth of Provifions every week till further 
order — And accordingly Defired M r . Smith Prentice to Deal it 
out to them as there shall be Occation. 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Amos 
Bond, on Friday the 28 th . of July 1758. They Agreed with 
M r . Tho s : Phips prefent Schoolmaster to keep the School Another 
Quarter of a Year (to begin on the Monday following) for ten 
pounds Lawfull money. 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Smith Prentices — Aug 1 . 
28. 1758 having Confidered the List of Licenced Perfons in 
Watertown Confented that they should have their Licences Re- 
newed the Prefent Year — 

At the Request of M r . Edward Richardson they Approbated 
Him for A Tavernkeeper in the Houfe that was formerly D r . 
Wellington's, and Recommended him Accordingly — 
At Said Meeting M r . Joseph Coollidge inform'd the Select- 
men that the wid w . Maddocks hath been with him for some 
time and Signifyed that he should Expect Three shillings and 
four pence P r . week from ^ e Town for his providing for her — 
while She tarries with him to which the Selectmen Confented. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Great Bridge in Water- 
town On Munday the 12 th . Day of Sep r . 1758 — Upon Viewing 
S d . Bridge they found Some of the Timbers very Defective Per- 
ticulerly Several of the Butments that Support the String pieces 
in the middle Pier — 

Agreed that M r . John Cook who hath the care of the Bridge 
be Defired to procure the Timbers and other meterials and Do 
the work — Defired M r . Bemis to Afsist in the Affair, of Re- 
pairing S d . Bridge — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Jonathan 
Bemis On Thirsday the 26 th - of Octob r .. 1758— They agreed to 
Hire M r . Tho s : Phips to keep the School another Quarter at the 
Price he hath kept hitherto. Defired Sam 11 : Fisk to give him 
Notice thereof, and alfo to Defire him to notify the School 
Children to bring money for Buying of wood for the School — 
(viz) Five shillings old Ten r . Each — Alfo agreed that the School - 
houfe Glafs and Roof Should be Mended And the Irons of the 
Frame the Bell of the Meetinghoufe hang upon should be re- 
paired — Defired Sam 11 : Fisk to get Said Repairs done — At Said 
Meeting the Selectmen Directed the Clark to give an ord r .. to the 
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to Nathan Coollidg for Sundries procured and Services done for 
his Uncle Sam 11 : Coollidge in the Years 1756— And— 1757— to 
be Charged to Said Sam 11 : Coollidge — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Capt 1 . Nath 1 : 
Coollidge on the 7 th - Day of Decern 1 ". 1758 — They Gave Ord r . 
to the Clerk to Issue out Warrants to Warn one George Trent — 
And Margret Gardner to Depart the Town — The Selectmen 
Refusing to Admit them as Inhabitants — the Said Margret. 
Came Last from Boston And the s d . Trent is a roving Perfon 
they came into Town About the Moneth of June Last and Refide 
in the Houfe of the Wid w - Elifebeth Prentice As the Selectmen 
are in form'd — 

[172] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Smith Pren- 
tices Inhold r . on Thirsday the 21 st .. of Decem r - A D. 1758— 
They having Notice of the Death of the Wid w . Deliverence Webb 
— who hath for some time been a Town Charge — They Deter- 
min'd that her Funeral Should be the Day following — And that 
M r . David Bemis be Defired to Make her Coffin — And that there 
be Six pair of Gloves Procured for the Bearers and one for the 
Minister- and that the two Women who laid out the Corpes 
should have a Reward Equal to a Pair of Gloves Each Agreed 
alfo that the Corpes be carryed to the Grave upon a Chair — De- 
fired M r . Bemis one of the Selectmen to Procure a Horse and 
Chair for that Purpose — And that John Tainter Jun r . be De- 
fired to Drive the Chair and Afsist at the Funeral — And to be 
rewarded for his Trouble — 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Defired M r . John Cook who 
hath the Infpection of the Great Bridge to Collect and Secure 
the Old Planks that belong to said Bridge — 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Defired M r . Smith Prentice to 
let the French Familie live in the best Room in His Houfe out 
of which M r . W m - Sanger lately Removed, the Selectmen Promis- 
ing him Reafonable Rent for it the time they should Dwell 
there, To which M r . Prentice Confented — They Alfo 
Defired M r . John Cook to Procure wood and other Necefsaries 
to the Amount of Fifty shillings Old Ten r . P r . Week for s d . 
French people till further Ord r - 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen having Rec d : An Ord r . from 
Daniel Parkhurst Dated Nov r . 28. 1758— To Pay Or Ord r - his 
Rates to be Cros't in Conftable Sanderfons Lists amounting to 
the Sum of Twelve shillings and Three pence One Farthing And 
alfo to pay Two pounds Thirteen shillings and Four Pence to 
Sam 11 : Fisk of Watertown in full Discharge of his Acc 1 - Relating 
to the Wid w - Maddocks for Trouble Provifion & Houfe Rent — 
Which Ord r - the Selectmen Rec d . And Accepted, And According- 
ly Directed the Clark to sign an order in their Name to the 



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Town Treafurer to Pay Twelve Shillings and Three pene* 
one Farthing to M r . Isaac Sanderfon upon his Crofsing the S d . 
Parkhursts Rates in his Lists, And alio to Pay Two Pounds 
Thirteen shillings and Four Pence to Sam 11 . Fisk in full Discharge 
of Said Parkhursts Acc 1 - 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at M r . Smith Prentices Innhold 1 "- 
on Friday the 16 of Febru>\ A D — 1759. They Directed the 
Clerk to Issue out Warrants Directed to the several Conftables 
for A Gen 1 . Town Meeting to be On Munday the Fifth Day of 
March Next at nine o Clock in the forenoon at the Publick Meet- 
in^houfe in said Town for the Ends following viz ( 1 ) To 
Choose a Moderator of S d . Meeting — (2) To Choose Town 
Officers (3) To Choose a Saxton and Agree how he shall be 
paid for his Service (4) To put in their Votes for a County 
Treafurer (5) To know the mind of the Town whether Swine 
shall run at Large the Enfewing Year (6) To Hear the Town 
Treafurers Acc ts - and pafs upon them (7) For the Town to 
Appropriate the Interest money Coming to the Town the prefent 
Year the Year beginning the Eleventh of Decern 1 ". Last (8) To 
Grant a Salary for the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer the Enfewing Year, 
the year beginning the first of March Next (9) To Grant Money 
for the Support of the School (10) To Grant money for the 
support of the poor the Enfewing year — (11) To Grant money 
for. Repairing the Great Bridge the prefent year — (12) To Hear 
the Acct's of thofe persons to whome the Town is indebted and 
Grant money to satisfye them (13) To Grant money (If they 
See fit) To mend their Highways and Town ways the Enfewing 
year & Choose their Surveyers of Highways to be Collectors of 
the Highway Rate And for the Town to Determin the price of 
Labour "in working out the Same — (14) For the Town to hear 
the please of any Late Conftable's for Abatement of Any Per- 
ticuler Perfons Rates in their Lists — And for the Town to Act 
their pleafure thereon (15) For the Town to make Addition 
to the List of perfons they may Judge propper to Serve as Jurimen 
or take off from the S d . List as they shall think propper — (16) 
To know the mind of the Town whether for the time to come 
they will have A moving School to be kept in two or more places 
in The Town and for the Town to act their pleafure thereon 
(17) To Hear the Report of their Com tee - Chofen to sell Land 
belonging to the Town and purchafe a ministerial place — And 
alfo to Notify thofe perfons to whome the Town is Indebted to 
bring their Acc ts .. to the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Smith 
prentice Innhold r . On Friday the Second Day of March next 
in ord r . to be Laid before the Town 

— Notify 

[173] Notify alfo the Survayers of Highway's who are Col- 
lectors that have not made up with the Selectmen To bring their 



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acc ts . to make up with the Selectmen at S d . Time & place — War- 
rants were Issued out Accordingly P r . S. Fisk Town Cler — 
At Said Meeting Agreed to meet with the Selectmen of 
Weston & Waltham At M r . Richard Cuttings in Waltham on 
Thirsday the 22 d . of Feb y . Inftant at two o Clock afternoon in 
Ord r . to Adjust the Charge of Repairing the Great Bridge in 
Watertown — Letters were Sent to the Selectmen of Weston & 
Waltham to notify them thereof Sign'd p r . Ord r . of the Select- 
men — P r . Sam 11 . Fisk Town Cler — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Weston and 
Waltham At M r . Richard Cuttings in Waltham on Thirsday the 
22 d . of Feby: A D. 1759 in Ord r . to Adjust and proportion the 
Charge of Repairing the Great Bridge in Watertown which hath 
Arifen since the Adjustment Nov r . 14 — 1757 — which is as fol- 
loweth — viz 

To John Cook for Work and Meterials for S d . 

Bridge —£3—13—6 — 

To Jonas Coollidge for Timber and Plank for 

Said Bridge 5 — .4 — 10 — . 

To Cap 1 . Edw d . Harrington for Labour at S d .. 

Bridge ..—6 —.8 — . 

To Smith Prentice .. — 3 — .7 — . 

To Jedidiah Spring & Nathan 1 . Sanger 6/. Each .. — 12 — .. — 

To Jonathan Learned for Labour at Said Bridge .. — .8 — .. — . 

To Enf n - Jonathan Bemis for work Done at Said 

Bridge ..—6 —8 — . 

To Benj a . Felton for Labour at S d . Bridge .. — 5 — 4 — 

To James Stimson for Timber and Plank for S d . 

Bridge 8—3 —9 — 



The Sum to be Adjusted is — £19 — 4 
Of which Charge Watertowns Part is £7 — 1 — 8 
Weston's part is 5 — 12 — 6 
Walthams Ditto 6—10—2 



19—4 4 

Which Adjustment was Signed by the Selectmen of said Towns 
at the Meeting Aforesaid as followeth — 
Sam 11 Fisk 

Jonathan Bemis Selectmen of 

Amos Bond— 1 Watertown 



Sam 11 . Livermore 
John Dix — 
Isaac Stearns 
Jacob Biglow. 



c . - Abraham Bigelow- 

Selectmen Braddyll Smith 

, TT ?. Henry Spring — 

Waltham W m. Whitney _ 

John Warrin — 



Selectmen 
of 

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At S d . Meeting the Selectmen of Watertown gave M r . James 
Stimson an Ord r . for Six pounds Thirteen shillings and Four 
pence one Farthing — on the Town Treafurer of Weston which 
is the whole Sum that Weston ows to Watertown on the Affair 
of the Bridge — of which S d . Stimson gave a Receipt — 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen of Watertown and Waltham 
agreed to meet at M r . Saltmarshes at Watertown on Tuesday the 
27 th .. Inftant in ord r - J:o Adjust the Charge of supporting the 
wid w - Webb — now Dec 1 — Appointed Jonathan Bemis and Sam 11 . 
Fisk of Watertown And M r . John Dix & Dea. Stearns of Wal- 
tham to go to Cap 1 . Tainters and take an Inventory of the things 
Left by s d . wid w - Webb — And Dispose of them. 



[174] At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown and 
Waltham at M r . Tho s : Saltmarshes in Watertown Feb — 27 — 
1759 — They Adjusted and proportioned the Charge of Support- 
ing the Wid w - Webb — which hath Arifen Since the Last Adjust- 
ment thereof which was Nov 1 - 18 — 1757 — And alfo the Charge 
of her Funeral — The Charge to be Adjusted is as followeth (viz) 

To Cap 1 . Tainter for Boarding the wid w - Webb from the 
12— of Nov r . 1757— to the Second of April— 1758 Twenty 
Weeks at 3/7— )/ A — P r week £3— 12— & for Extraordnaries 

£3—14 

To the Said Cap 1 . Tainter for Boarding the Said 
Wid w - Webb from the 2 d - of Ap 1 . 1758. to the 
20 th - of Decem r - following at which time She 
Deceast 

Thirty Seven weeks and three Days at 3/9 — p week £7 — 15 — 5 

And for Extraordinaries and the trouble of her 

Funeral — 15 — .. 

To M r . David Bemis for her Coffin 8/ And to 

the Saxton 3/4 .. — 11 — 4 

To the Other Charges of her Funeral .. — 17 — 4 



£13 — 13 — 1 



To be Reducted £1 — 13 — 1 — for Sundries Left 

by Said Wid w .1 — 13 — 1 



Remains to be Adjusted between S d . Towns £12 — .. — . 

Watertowns Province Tax — 300 .. 9. 

Walthams Ditto — 280 2 6 

Watertowns part of S d . Charge is £6 — 4 — 1 
Walthams Ditto Due to Watertown 5 — 15 — 11 



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Watertown Feb. 27- 
And Sign'd P. us — 



Isaac Stearns. 
Jacob Biglow. 
John Dix. 



Selectmen 
of 

Waltham 



1759. The foregoing Charge Adjusted 



Sam 11 : Fisk. 
Jonathan Bemis [> 
Amos Bond. 



Selectmen 
of 

J Watertown 



[175] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the House of M r . 
Smith Prentice on Friday the 2 d . Day of March A D. 1759. to 
Receive the Acc ts .. of thofe Perfons to whome the Town is in- 
debted in ord r . to their being Laid before the Town At their 
Next Meeting — The Acc ts . are as followeth (viz) 
To Nathaniel Harrington for Serving Treafurer 
y e . Year Past £2—13—4 
To Tho s . Saltmarsh for Serving Afsefsor for the 
Year Past .. — 16 — .. 

To Nathanael Stone for Serving Afsefsor the Year Past .. — 16 — .. 
To Sam 11 . Fisk for serving Afsefsor for y*. Year 
past £.. — 16 — .. 

And for Returning & Entring Seven Cautions 2/. 
each ..—14—.. £1—10—..—. 

To Edw d . Harrington for Stones for a Small 
Bridge ..—.7 —4. 

To Jonathan Bemis for Work done at y e - Pound .. — 8 — 5 — 2 
To Amos Bond for Stones for a Small Bridge .. — 2 — .. — .. 

r 

To Jonathan Learned " for work Done at 
the Schoolhouse & pound — 17 — 4 — 

To Jedidiah Leathe for Iron Dogs for the Pound .. — 3 — 10 — 3 
To Daniel Whitney for Stones for a Small Bridge .. — 6 — .. — . 
To Simon Whitney for Stones for a Small Bridge .. — 2 — 8 — . 
To Alpheus Spring for a Rope for the Meetinghoufe 
Bell ..—2 — .. — 

To W m - Saltmarsh for mending the Beir .. — 2 — 8. 

To John Cook for work done & Me- 
terials for the Great Bridge £3 — 5 — 9 — .. 

To Jonas Coolidge for Timber and 
Plank for the Great Bridge 5—4 —10—1 

To Edw d . Harrington for work done at 
Said Bridge ..—6 —8 — 

Adjusted To Smith Prentice for Drink for thoie 
Feb. 22- \ y e - mended s d . Bridge .. — 3 — 7 — 

Jedidiah Spring — & Nath 1 : Sanger for 
Service done at S d . Bridge 6/ Each .. — 12 — .. — .. 
To Jonathan Learned for work done at 
Said Bridge .. — .8 — .. — . 

To Jonathan Bemis for work done at 
Said Bridge ..—.6—8 — .. 

To Benj a - Felton for work done at S d . 
Bridge .. — .5 — 4 — .. 



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To James Stimpson for Timber for y e . Great 

Bridge £1 — 10—4 —3 



20—10—11—.. 
To Abijah Brown for Stones for a Small Bridge 
added ..—.5— .4—.. 



£20—16—3 — .. 

At the Meeting afores d . the Selectmen gave ord r . to the Town 
Treafurer to pay out of the Town Treafurie as followeth — (viz) 
to the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer £66 — 13 — A — for his Salary for 
y*. year past And to M r . Tho s . Phips Schoolmaster £30. for 
keeping the School Three Quarters of a Year — And to Cap 1 . 
Nath 1 . Coollidge £15 — 12 — .. for hording his Brother Sam 11 . 
Coollidge from the 7 th . of March 1758 — to the 7 th . of March — 
1759— at 6/ P r Week— And to Eben r . Stone Jun r - £2—13—4 — 
On Acc 1 . of his taking of Mary hackelton to bring up — as P r . 
Agreement with the Selectmen — Ap 1 . 10 — 1758 — And to Cap 1 . 
John Tainter the Sum of £7 — 7 — 8 — 3 — for boarding the W d . 
Web — &c — And to Sam 1 . Fisk the Sum of £16 — 5 — 2 — for keep- 
ing Mary Hackelton from the third of March 1758 to the 10 th - of 

r 

April following — at — 2/4 — 3— p * A wcek and for a pair of Shoes for 
Her — And alfo Six fhillings and ten pence for four pair of 
Gloves procured by him for the W d - Webbs Funeral — And to 
David Bemis Eigh shillings for a Coffen for the wid w - Webb — 
And to Jedidiah Spring — Three shillings & four pence for Diging 
the Grave for the Wid w - Webb— 

[176] At A Gen 1 Town Meeting of the Freehold"- and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town 
Affairs Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d . 
Town on Monday the fifth Day of March A D — 1759. for the 
Choice of town Officers &c — 

Voted And Chose Josiah Convers Efq r . Moderator of Said 
Meeting 

Voted and Adjourned the Meeting And the Remaining 
Bufinefs thereof to Monday the 12 of March Inftant at Nine o 
Clock in the forenoon at this Place — 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting at the Publick Meetinghoufe in 
water Town March 12 A D— 1 759— P Adjournment— On A 

Motion Made and Seconded The Question was put Whether it 
be the mind of the Town that this Meeting & the Remaining 
bufinefs thereof should be Adjourned to Monday the Nineteenth 
Inftant at Nine of the Clock in the Morning at this place 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
It may be Noted that there was Some uneafinefs upon the 
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Moderator on the fifth of March 1759 Accordingly Application 
was Made to the Gen 1 : Court that the proceedings at the S d . 
Meeting Might be Set aSide And A Moderator Appointed by 
the Court — 

— Accordingly (All Parties Confenting to it) The Gen 1 : Court 
Set Afide the proceedings At S d . Meeting. And the Adjourn- 
ments thereof. And Directed A meeting to be held on Tuesday 
the 27 th . of March Inftant at Eleven O. 'Clock beforenoon at the 
ufual place of Meeting — for the Choice of Town Officers &c — 
And Appointed and Impowered — The Hon 1 : Benj a - Lincoln 
Efq r - To be Moderator of S d . Meeting — As by a Copy of the 
Courts Ord r - on file will more fully Appear — In Observence 
thereof the Selectmen at A Meeting at M r . Smith Prentices on 
the 21 st - of March 1759 Issued out Warrants Directed to the 
Several Conftables (Containing the Same Articles to be Acted 
upon that Ware Contained in the Warrants for the Last Meet- 
ing As Entred Page (171) — Exclufive of that for Choosing a 
Moderator.) for a Town Meeting to be held at the time and 
place the Court Directed 



Voted and Chose for Selectmen 



At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold 1 " 5 - and other. In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallifyed to Vote in Town Affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting houfe in S d . Town 
on Tuesday the 27 th - Day of March A D 1759 — for the Choice 
of Town Officers &c 

The Hon 1 : Benjamin Lincoln Efq r - being Moderator. 

Jonas Bond Efq r . 
CaptA Nath 1 . Coollidge. 
M r . Amos Bond. 
M r . Jonathan Child. 
L 1 . Daniel Whitney. 

Upon a Motion Made and Seconded the Question was put — 
whether it be the Mind of the Town that this Meeting and the 
Remaining Bufinefs should be Adjourned till tomorrow Nine o 
Clock in the morning to the same place, It past in the Affirm- 
ative — 

Upon which the Moderator Declared the meeting to be Ad- 
journed. 



[177] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold" And 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Qualified to Vote in Town 
Affairs Afsembled at the Publick Meetinghoufe in S d . Town on 
Wednesday the 28 th . Day of March 1759. P. Adjournm 1 . 
The Meeting being Opened the Town proceeded — 
Voted And Chose for Town Clerk Sam 11 . Fisk — who was Di- 
rectly Sworn by John Hunt Efq r . 

Voted And Chose for Town Treafurer M r . Nath 1 : Harrington 



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{ M r . John Kemball 
Voted And Chose for Afsefsors -j Cap 1 . Nath 1 : Coollidge 

[ Cap 1 . Jonathan Brown 

Voted And Chose for Conftables j d^M^JS!^ 
Voted And Chose for Sealer of Leather. Isaac Sanderfon 

Voted And Chose for fence Veiwers \ j on ° s ' \yhke 

Voted And Chose for Surveyers ( Sam 11 . Mason 
of Highways ( Joseph Paterfon 

tt . a j /-u t tvu- S David Sanger 

Voted And Chose for Tithingmen j Simon Whitney 

. ( Edw d : Harrington Jun r . 

Voted And Chose for Hogrieves \ ThoS Learned j un r. 

. \ Tho s : Saltmarsh 

Voted and Chose for Deenevs j Smith Prentice 

Voted And Chose for Surveyers and j Jonas Coollidge 

Meafurers of Timber Bord Plank &c / Benj a - Harris 
Voted And Chose for Hawards or field \ OH r . Livermore 

Drivers ( Fanning Learned 

Voted & Chofe; Smith Prentic Gager of Casks — 
Voted and Chofe for Culler of Hoops J Sam 11 Cook 

and Staves 1 Bez 1 . Learned. 

Voted and Chofe for Saxton Simon Hastings — 

Voted to pay the Saxton by two Contrabutions as Ufual — 

Voted that Swine Shall not Go at Large the Prefent year — 

Then the Town Treafurers Acc ts - Were Read to the Town 
and By A Vote Accepted — 

Voted And Appropriated the Interest money coming to the 
Town the Present Year the Year beginning the 11 th - of Dec 1- : Last 
as it was Last year (viz) Five Shillings & Eight pence to the 
School And the Remainder to the Minister — 
Voted And Granted £66 — 13 — 4 — for A Salary for the Rev d - 
M r . Seth Storer the Enfewing Year — The Interest money Appro- 
priated to that Ufe to be part of S d . Sum 
Voted And Granted £36 — for the Support of the School. 
Voted and Granted £40 — for the Support of the poor 
Voted and Granted £13 — 6 — 8 — for Repairing the Great Bridge 
Then the Acc ts . of those perfons to whome the Town is indebted 
Ware Read to the Town And by a Vote Allowed And Accepted — 
And £U — 16 — 3— Granted to pay S d . Ace* — 
Voted to mend the High Ways the present Year by A Rate — 
Voted and Granted £30 — for Mending the Highways & Town 
ways the present year 

Voted that the price of Labour in working out s d . Rate be the 
same it was Last year 



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Voted And Chose the Surveyers of highways Collectors of s d . 
Rate— 

[178] Voted to Abate Josiah Masons Rate in Conftable 

Sanderfons 

A List which is £.. — 3 — 5 

Voted and Abated George Trents 
Rate in S d . Sanderfons List which is — .. — 15 — 4 

— 18 — 9 

Voted And Abated Jofeph Muzzeys Rate in Con- 
ftable Waldos List of .. — 10 — 6 — 1 

Voted And Abated in Conftable M ° ses Stones List the Tax on the 
Poll of the Several Perfons After Mentioned — 

Thos. Cummings £.. — 3 — 11 — 2 

Abel Benjamin .. — 3 — 11 — 2 

Jedidiah Learned — .. — 3 — 11 — 2 

Amerah Learned .. — 3 — 11 — 2 

Jedidiah Spring — .. — 3 — 1 1 — 2 

Convers Spring — ' .. — 3 — 1 1 — 2 

in y 6 . W d . Hastings Rate — 

W m - Hastings ..—3—1 1—2 

in Sam 11 . Masons Rate — 

Jonathan Horrs ..3 — 11 — 2 



1— 11— £ 



Voted And Abated in Conftable Whites List — 
Solomon Sangers in David 

Sangers Rate £.. — 3 — 11 — 2 

George Thompsons .. — 3 — 11 — 2 

John Tainter ..3 — 11 — 2 

Sam 11 . Tainter ..—3—1 1—2 

W m - Whites ..17— 8—.. 

Jedidiah Whites ..—3—1 1—2 

Moses Bigelows .. — 3 — 1 1 — 2 

W m - Saltmarshes ..—3—11—2 

Nath 1 . Harris Jun rs ..—3—11—2 



2—9^—2 

Voted And Abated in Conftable Jonathan 

Bemis's List M r Sam 11 . Hunts poll Tax— ..—11—4 — 3 

Voted And Abated one John Randals Rate in 

Conftable Jonas Coollidges List of — — .1 — 8 — 3 



£6— .3— .5— 1 

Voted And Granted Six pound to Make Good thefe Abatem ts - 
Upon A Motion made and Seconded the 15 — Article was Read 
and after Debate thereon the Vote was Put whether it be the 



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mind of the Town to have A Moving School for the time to 
come — & It Past in the Negative — 

Upon A Motion made and Seconded the Question Was put — 
Whether it be the mind of the Town that the (14) Article in 
the Warning Relating to the List of Jurimen and the (16) Ar- 
ticle Relating to the Com tees - Reporting Should be Put off till 
May Meeting — And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 

Then the Moderator Declared the meeting to be Disiolved 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Smith 
Prentice Innhold r - in the Town of Watertown on Wednesday 
the 28 th - of March 1759 — for swaering Town officers &c — 
At S d . Meeting Three of the Selectmen took the oath Re- 
lating to y e . other Goverments Bills (viz) Jonas Bond Efq r - 
M r . Amos Bond & M r . Jonathan Child — And the perfons after 
named took the Money Oath And then were Sworn to the faith- 
full Discharge of their Offices — viz — Nath ! : Harrington Town 
Treafurer — John Kemball & Cap 1 Jonathan Brown Afsefsors — 
Jonathan Stone & David Bemis Conftables Isaac Sanderfon Sealer 
of Leather — Tho s : Clark & Jonas White. Fence viewers — Sam 11 . 
Mason and Jofeph Paterfon — Surveyers of Highways & Col- 
lectors — Edw* 1 . Harrington Jun r - and Tho s : Learned Jun r - Ho- 
grieve Smith Prentice Dearieve — Jonas Coollidge & Benj 3 - 
H arris — Surveyers and Meafurers of Timber plank — &c — Oliver 
Livermore & Fanning Learned Field Drivers. Sam 11 . Cook & 
Beza 1 : Learned Culler of Hoops and Staves. — All Sworn by John 
Hunt Efq r 

March 31— 1759— Nath 1 . Harris Efq r - Declar'd that he had 
the Same Day — viz — March — 31 — Sworn Cap 1 . Nath 1 . Coollidge 
to the Office of Afsefsor first Giving of him the Money Oath. — 

[179] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of M r . 
Smith Prentice on the 2 d . Day of April— A D. 1759— They 
Agreed that the Surveyers Bounds or Districts should be as they 
were Last year. & Jofeph Paterfon to have the west Part and 
Samuel Mason to have the East Part — 

At s d . Meeting Agreed that M r Beza 1 : Learned be Defired to 
take care of the Bridge the Present year — 

At S d . Meeting Agreed that the French Familie be allowed 
Six Shillings and 8 pence P. Week for the moneth of April & 
Six Shillings P. Week for the month of may & that the Select- 
men Provide for them by Turns A month Each — 
At S d . Meeting Agreed that Cap 1 . Coollidge & L l . Whitney two 
of the Selectmen go and treat with M r . Tho s : Phipps. And 
.Agree with him to keep the school Another Quarter, at. Ten 
Pounds P. Quarter — He to provide for himfelf — Who Agreed 
with him Accordingly — And M r . Phipps Agreed to begin the 
Quarter — the 9 th .. day of the same Month. 



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At A Meeting of the Selectmen on Friday the 20th. of April. 
1759 At the Houfe of M r . Smith Prentice in Watertown — they 
Defired Beza 1 : Learned to take spedy Care to Secure the north 
Pier of the Great Bridge from Sinking & failing of which they 
Judged there was Great Danger — 

At S d . Meeting they Directed the Clerk to Send Notifications 
to the Adjessent Towns to Perambulate the Line & Renew the 
Bound marks betwen the Town of Watertown & the Towns that 
Joine upon it — On the first monday of May next And M r . 
Amos Bond & M r . Jonathan Child — were appointed to do s d . 
Service — 

At S d . Meeting They Directed the Clerk to Issue out a War- 
rant Directed to one of the Conftables to warn out Margret 
Gardner who came into town Last month And Refides at the 
Houfe of the W d . Prentice they Refufing to Admit her As an 
Inhabitant — Which was Done Accordingly — And S d . perfon 
Warn'd out by Jonathan Stone Conftable — 
At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of L*. Daniel 
Whitney on the first Day of May A D. 1759 — They Agreed upon 
A Town Meeting to be on Tuesday the Eighth Day of May 
Inftant at one of the Clock in the afternoon At the Publick 
Meeting houfe in S d . Town for the Choice of a Reprefenta- 
tive — And alfo a Town Meeting to be °\ the Same Day at two 
of the Clock in the Afternoon at the publick Meeting houfe for 
the Ends following (viz) (1) To Choose a Moderator (2) 
For the Town to act upon the Articles put off at march Meet- 
ing to may — (viz) For the Town to make Addition to the List 
of perfons they may Judge propper to Serve as Jurimen or take 
off from the Said List as they may Judge propper— And Alfo to 
Hear the Report of the Com tee - Chosen to Sell Land belonging to 
the Town and to Purchafe A Ministereal Place — (3) To hear 
the Request of Henry Godding praying the Town to Give up to 
Him the Note of Hand he Gave to the Town for the Rent of the 
Little Island Below the mills — &c — And for the Town to act 
their pleafure thereon (4) For the Town to Hear the pleas of 
several Late Conftables for Abatem 1 . of Henry Learneds Rates 
in their Lists, and for the Town to act their pleafure thereon — 
(5) To know the mind of the Town whether they will Impower 
the Town Treafurer to make a Demand of and Sue the Town 
of Waltham for what is Due from S d . Waltham to the Town 
of Watertown (6) To know the mind of the Town whether 
they will appropriate the money that is Due from Waltham to 
Watertown (that hath not been Appropriated) Towards the 
Support of the poor in Cafe the Grants already made for that 
purpose should not be sofficient 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly — P. S. Fisk Clerk — 
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Defired M r . Jonas White 6 ^ U to take care of Joseph Stearns 
upon as Reafonable terms as he can. 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold"., and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Qualifyed to vote in the Choice of A 
Representative on the Eighth Day of May 1759 At the Publick 
meeting houfe — for the Choice of a Reprefentative — 
At the Direction of the Selectmen the Meeting was opened & 
the Votes called for Upon Sorting and Counting of which it 
appeared that M r . Daniel Whitney was Chofen to serve for 
and Reprefent the Town at the Great And Gen 1 . Court. &c. 

At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of The Freehold", and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallifyed to vote in Town affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled on the Eighth Day of May A D. 1759 — 
Voted And Chofe Jonas Bond Efq r - Moderator of Said Meeting. 
Voted And Adjourned the meeting and the Remaining Bufinefs 
thereof to monday the Twenty first of May Courant at three o 
Clock afternoon to this place 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Amos 
Bond may — 10 — 1759 Agreed that the Town Clerk be Directed 
to Draw a Warrant to warn out of Town Jofeph Ward Last 
from Newton who hath been in Town as he Saith About ten or 
Eleven Months — and alfo one for Abraham Scott Last from Lex- 
ington who hath been in Town as he Saith about Eight or nine 
months And one for Eben r . Warner from Springfield who hath 
been in Town as he Saith about three months. — And that the 
warrants be Drawn as Soon as may be and Deliver them into the 
Hands of Conftable Stone to Serve. 

To M r . Sam 11 . Fisk Town Clerk. 



Warrants Were Issued out Jonas Bond. 

Accordingly Nath 1 . Coollidge. 

Amos Bond. 

Jonathan Child. 

Daniel Whitney. 

[181] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold", and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown At the Publick Meetinghoufe 
in Said Town on Monday the 21 st .. Day of May 1759 P. Ad- 
journment. 

The Second Article in the Warning was Read Relating to the 
List of Jurors &c — The following perfons who had been in S d . 
List were excufed & Dismis't viz — Cap 1 . John Tainter Cap 1 . 



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Nathaniel Coollidge And w - White & En n .. Jonathan Bemis — And 
the following perfons were added to S d . List, viz Sam 11 . Soden 
Sam 11 . Mason Phinehas Stearns Benj a - Harris Nath 1 : Harris Jun r - 
Abraham Crawley — Daniel Whitney Jun r - Tho s : Pattin W m - 
Saltmarsh Edward Harrington Jun r - Eben r . Stedson Abijah 
Brown Convers Spring Nathaniel Sanger, Nathan Coollidge 
Sam 11 - Sanger, Simon Hastings, Fanning Learned. Tho s . Learned 
Jun r 

The Article Read Relating to the Com tees - Reporting — Several 
of the Com tee - being prefent. Signifyed that they were not pre- 
pared to make a Report — 

Then the Article was Read Relating to Henry Goddings Re- 
quest to the Town upon which the Question was put, Whether 
it be the mind of the Town to Sink the Rent of the Little Island, 
Let to Henry Godding in the Year- 1754 And that the Treafurer 
be Directed to give up to Him his Note of Hand of one pound 
Four Shillings which he gave for Said Rent which is in the 
Treafurie 

And the Vote past in the Affirmative — 
Voted and Abated Henry Learneds Rates in Conftable Whites 
Lists Amounting to the Sum of Seventeen shillings And Eight 
pence Two Farthings, And the like Sum Granted to make it 
Good — 

Voted And Abated S d . Henry Learneds Rates in Conftable 
Jonathan Bemis's Lists Amounting to the Sum of Thirteen 
shillings and Two pence and the Like Sum Granted to make 
It Good. 

The Fifth Article Read — & The Question was put whether 
it be the mind of the Town to Impower the Town Treafurer to 
Sue the Town of Waltham for what is Due from the S d . Waltham 
to the Town of Watertown 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative 
The Sixth Article Read, And the Question was put, Whether 
it be the mind of the Town to Appropriate the Money that is Due 
from Waltham to Watertown (That hath not been Appro- 
priated) to be Improved in Supporting the poor — 

And the Vote Past in the Affirmative — 

At a meeting of the Selectmen at the Publick meetinghoufe 
on Munday at 21 Day of may 1759 — They Defired the Clark 

the Selectmen of 

to notify a Weston & Waltham that they intend on the 
first monday of June Next to begin to repair the Great Bridge 
in Watertown — that the Selectmen of S d . Towns may have an 
Oppertunity to Afsist in Said Affair — 

They were notifyed A[cco]rdingly — P. S. Fisk Cler 

[182] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of 
M r . Smith Prentice June the 11. 1759. They Agreed that the 



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Town Clerk be Defired to Prepare the Districts for the Sur- 
veyers as they were last year that they may have them as soon as 
may be, and alfo infert the Price of work as it was Voted at 
March Meeting — 

Jonas Bond 
Nath 1 . Coollidge 
Amos Bond — 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Smith 
Prentice on y*. 19 th .. Day of July A D. 1759— They Agreed to 
Hire M r . Tho s . Phipps to keep the School another Quarter. 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen gave Ord r . to the Town 
Treafurer to give out the Afignments to the Several Conftables 
for paying the Town Creditors the several Sums Granted to 
them at Last March Meeting — And alfo to Pay — Two Pound to 
Joseph Coollidge in Part for his keeping the Wid w - Maddocks 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Weston and 
Waltham At M r . Richard Cuttings in Waltham the 21-* Day of 
Sep r . 1759 the Acc 1 of the Charge of Repairing the Great Bridge 
in Watertown was Adjusted and Proportioned between S d . 
Towns which is as followeth — 

Watertowns Acc*: of S d . Charges was — £23 — 2 — 8 

Westons Ditto 12—3—3 

Walthams Ditto .2—4 — 8— 



£37—10—7 



Of Which Watertowns Proportion is — £13 — 14 — 10 

Westons Ditto 10 — 19 — .4 

Walthams Ditto 12 — 16 — 5 



£37 — io — 7 

Which was Adjusted Proportioned And Signed by the Select- 
men of S d . Towns At the Meeting AforeS d - viz By 

Isacc Stearns ] Selectmen Abraham Bigelow) c - 

Jacob Biglow | of W m - Whitney Selectmen 

Jonas Dix J Waltham John Warrin ( TTT °* 

John Allen ' Weston 

Jonas Bond ) 

Nathanael Coollidge ^fledtmen 

Daniel Whitney j of Watertown 

[183] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs - 
Mary Learned Innhold r - Nov r - 7—1759. They Gave M r . Thomas 
Phipps Schoolmaster an Ord r On the Treafurer to Pay him 
Twenty Pounds for his keeping the School the Last half Year — 
At Said Meeting they Agreed with M r . Phipps to keep the 



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School another Quarter for Ten Pounds the Quarter to begin 
this Day 

Agreed to Meet Againe on Monday the 12 th . of Nov r - Inftant 
at M rs . Learneds 

At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . Mary 
Learned Nov r - 12 — 1759 — They Directed the Clerk to Issue out 
Warrants Directed to the several Conftables to warn a Town 
Meeting to be the — 26 — Day of Nov r - Inftant at one of the 
Clock Afternoon — at the Publick Meetinghoufe in Said Town 
for the Ends following (viz) 

(1) To Choofe A Moderator for Said Meeting (2) To Hear 
the Report of the Com tee - Appointed by the Town to Sell Lands 
belonging to the Town and to Purchafe a Ministerial Place 
(3) To know the mind of the Town whether Col 1 : Henry 
Vafsel Shall Pay the Judgment that Isaiah Tufts Obtained 
Against Sam 11 . Sanger at the Superior Court in January Last 
On Acc 1 . of An Agreement that Said Tufts Should do Said 
Sangers Turn in the Service in the Year 1758 — Out of the Fines 
Now in the Said Col ls .. Hands Rec d . of Imprest men — And for 
the Town to Act their Pleafure on Said Affair — 

Warrants were Ifsued out Accordingly — P. Sam 11 . Fisk Town 
Cler 

At the Selectmens Meeting Above S d . They Sign'd An Acc 1 . of 
the Number Age and Circumftances of the French Familie in 
Watertown to be Lodged in the Secretaries Office Agreable to 
the Ord r - of the Great And Gen 1 : Court — And made Oath to 
the Same before Nath 1 : Harris Justice of Peace 

At S d . Meeting they Directed the Clerk to Issue out a warrant 
to Warn out one Jafher Richardfon and his wife Ruth Richard- 
son and their three Children (viz) John Stephen & Lydia who 
came from Lincoln Somtime in the month of May Last — And 
alfo a Child Called Bartlet Kingston from Boston — now refiding 
in Daniel Peirces Familie 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly P. Sam 11 . Fifk Town 
Clerk— 

[184] At A Gen 1 : Town Meeting of the Freehold", and 
other Inhab ts .. of Watertown Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick 
meetinghoufe in Said Town on Monday the Twenty Sixth Dav 
of Nov r . 1759 

Voted and Chofe Jonas Bond Efq r . Moderator for S d . Meet- 
ing The Second Article Read — Then the Com tee . Chosen to Sell 
Lands belonging to the Town And Purchafe A Perfonage — &c 
Reported And their Report is on File — The Question was put 
whether it be the mind of the Town to Accept of the Committes 
Report. 



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And the Vote past in the Affirmative 
The third Article in the Warning Read and after Debate 
thereon the Question was Put Whether it be the mind of the 
Town that Col 1 - Henry Vafsel shall Pay the Judgment Isaiah 
Tufts Obtain'd Against Samuel Sanger at the Superior Court in 
January Last on Ace*, of An Agrem 1 . that S d . Tufts Should do 
Said Sangers Turn in the Service in the Year 1758 Out of the 
Fines now in the S d . Col ,s .. Hands Rec d . of Impres't Men 

And the Vote Pas't in the Affirmative 



At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs . Mary 
Learned Inhold r - on Friday the 14 th - Day of Decem r . A D. 1759 
They Directed the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn one 
Eleanor Collier and Her Infant Child out of Watertown they 
came to Town Somtime in the Month of Feb y . Last and Refide in 
the Houfe of the Wid w - Mary Hastings the Woman an In- 
habitant of Boston and the Child Born at Dorchister — A War- 
rant was Issued out the same Evening & Delivered to Conftable 
Stone — P r . Sam 11 . Fisk Town Cler 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen gave Ord r - To the Town 
Treafurer to Pay Eighteen Pounds Four Shillings to Jonas White 
in full for his keeping Jofeph Stearns to the Second Day of 
March A D. 1759 — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r . Amos 
Bond Jan y : 16 — 1 760 They Ordered the Town Treafurer to 
Pay or ord r . the Payment of the following Sums of Money to 
the Perfons afternamed being their Acc ts . of Service &c Relating 
to the Great Bridge which Sums have been Adjusted between the 
Towns Concern'd — (viz) 



To Jedidiah Spring £.. — 9 

To Bez 1 : Learned— 3—15—5 —3 

To Jonathan Learned — 1 — .1 — 4 — .. 

To Edmund Fowle— ..—12—8 — . 

To U. Whitney— .5— .9 —1 1—1 

To Alpheus Spring — .. — .9 — .8 — 3 

To Sam 11 . Mason— .1 — .6 — 8 — . 

And — To James Stimson — .1 — 10 — 4 — 3 

[185] At A Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of 
Cap 1 . Nath 1 Coollidge Feb— 19— 1760 They Directed the Clark 
to Hue out warrants to the Several Conftables to warn A Town 
Meeting to be on Munday the third Day of March A D. 1760 — 
at Nine of the Clock in the morning — At the Publick Meeting- 
houfe for the Ends following (viz) (1) To Choofe A Moder- 
ator for S d . Meeting— (2) To Choofe Sele&men A Town Clerk 
& Treafurer and all other Such Town Officers as the Law Re- 
quires to be Chosen in the month of March Annually. (3) To 
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vice (4) To put in their votes for A County Treafurer — (5) To 
know the mind of the Town whether Swine Shall run at Large 
the Enfewing Year — (6) To hear the Town Treafurers Acc ts - 
And for the Town to Choose a Com tee - to Examin S d . Acc ts - 
& for the Town to pafs upon them — (7) For the Town to Appro- 
priate the Interest money Coming to the Town the prefent year 
the year beginning the Eleventh of Dec r . Last — (8) To Grant 
a Salary for the Rev d . M r . Seth Storer for the Year Infewing 
the Year to begin the first of March next. (9) To Grant money 
for the Support of the School — (10) To Grant money 
for the Suport of the poor — (11) To Grant money for Re- 
pairing the Great Bridge (12) To hear the Acc ts - of those 
perfons to whome the Town is indebted & Grant money to pay 
them (13) To Grant money if the Town think proper) for 
mending the Highways and Town ways and to Choose the Sur- 
veyers of High ways to be Collectors of the Highway Rate And 
alfo Determin the price of Labour in working out Said Rate 
(14) To Hear the please of the present or any Late Conf tables 
for abatement of Any perticuler perfons Rates in their Lists 
and for the Town to Act their Pleafure thereon (15) To know 
the mind of the Town Whether the money which is now in Col 1 : 
Henry Vafsalls Hands that He Rec d . as Fines Shall So much 
thereof be appropriated to pay what Isaiah Tufts Recovered 
against Samuel Sanger And whether Cap 1 . Nathanael Coollidge 
and Enfign Jonathan Bemis Shall be Impowered to Receive So 
much thereof as will be Sofficient to discharge the Same when It 
Shall be Lodged with the Town Treafurer — (16) To Grant 
money if the Town think proper for the Support of the Nutral 
French in Watertown (.17) To know the mind of the town 
whether they will pay back to M r Sam 11 Whitney the Rates 
that he paid for his Indian fellow & for the town to act their 
Pleafure thareon (18) To know the mind of the town whether 
they will Join with the towns of Cambridge Newton & Waltham 
in raifing a Sum of money by Lottery or otherwife that may be 
thought proper for Building a workhoufe and for the town to 
act thare pleafure thereon (19) To know the mind of the town 
whether they will abate the fall of money Recoverable on the 
Bonds & note of hand that lie in the Town Treafurie against the 
Estate of M r . Henry Spring Late of Watertown Dec 1 & for the 
town to act their pleafure thareon (20) To know the mind 
of the town whether they "jj 1 Grant a Sum of money for the 
purchasing a Pall (or Burying Cloth) and for the town to act 
their pleafure thare on 

21 art 

[186] (21) To know the mind of the town whether they 
will Dispose of the pews in the Meeting Houfe that Did belong 
to Cap 1 John Brown and Cap 1 David Baulding and for the 
Town to act their pleafure on Said affair — 



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you are Likewife ordered to Notifie the perfons to whome the 
town is indebted to bring in their acc ts to the Selectmen at the 
houfe of the w d Mary Learned Inholder on Friday the 29 th of 
Feb y Inftant at two of the Clock afternoon in order to have 
them laid before the town — 

Warrants ware Issued out Accordingly & are Returned 

At S d Meeting they agreed to hire M r . Tho s Phipps to keep 

the School one month from the time his Last Quarter was up 

which was the 14 Inftant They alfo ordered the Town Treafurer 

to pay M r . Storer his Salary for the year past 

They alfo Directed the Clerk to give out a warrant to warn 

out Martha Bedwell out of town who Came about the month 

of June Last past She belong d to Boston as the Selectmen are 

informed a Warrant was Issued out accordingly the next day — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of the w d mary 

Learneds Feb y 29: 1760 for takeing in the acc r of the perfons the 

town is indebted to the Acc ts brought in are as follows Viz 

To Nath 11 Harrington for Serving Treafurer 

the year past £2: 1 3=4 

& for an Excecution against a Confta- 

ble —6—0 



2 : 19 : 4 

To Joseph Pattifon for a Small Bridge at Dirty 
green . — 5:6 

To Simon Hastings for Mending the Schoolhoufe 
:6 — 8 & for Servis done in mending y* Steps at 

the Meeting Houfe 6 — 12=8 

To Amos Bond for Mending Skoolhoufe windows — — 6 — 
To Capt Nath 11 Coollidge for Serving afsesor the 

year past — 16 

To Cap 1 Jon a Brown for Serving Afsefsor the year 

Past— —16— 

To m r . John Kemball for serving afsessor the 

year past — 16 

To Bez 1 Learned for Servis done at 
the grate Bridge Since ajus d — 10 — 

adjut j To Jedidiah Leath for Spikes for y* 

Grate Bridge — 2= 9=2 

To Edmund Fowle for five Load of 
Stone for a Bridge 10 — 1 

speaks i 19— 1 

and for nails & a for the School houfe 9 : 1 

To Sundrys Dilivered to william White when 

going in Servis — 2 : 5 — 

To Benjamin Harris fo plank for a Small Bridge — 6 : — 



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Ajusted 
Sepr 21: 
1759 



aded at 

Meting 



iTo Smith Prentice for providing for 
Labours at Grate Bridg 
To w d Mary Learned for providing 
for Labourers at Grate Bridge 
To James Dix for work done at Grate 
Bridge 

To Jonas Coollidge for Timber for 
Grate Bridge 2 
To Cap 1 Nath 1! Coollidge for Servis at 
Grate Bridge 

To John Kemball for Servis done at 
Grate Bridge 

To Jedidiah Learned for work don at 
Grate Bridge 

To Jonas Bond Esq T ^ r Servis at 
V h f Grate Bridge 

A 

To Jonas Coollidge for Timber for a 
Small Bridge 



4—6=3—3 



1 = 11=8=2 



— 16 — 



11—2- 



-6—8- 



—3—4- 



-2—8 



— 1 :2 



£19=15: 

The Other Bufinefs of Said Meeting in Page (193) 



7=3 



Voted & Chofe for Selectmen 



[187] At A Gen 11 Town Meeting of the Inhabitants of 
Watertown Qualified according to Law to Vote in town affairs 
Regulerly Afsembled on Monday the 3 Day of March AD 1760 
for the Choice of Town Officers & other affairs Mentioned in the 
Warrants 

Voted & Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r Moderator of s d Meeting 

Jonas Bond Esq r 
Cap 1 Nathaniel Coollidge 
L r . Daniel Whitney 
M r Jonathan Child 
M r Amos Bond 

Voted & Chofe Cap 1 Jonathan Brown Town Clerk who was 

Sworn as the Law Directs by Nath 1 Harris Esq r 

Voted & Chofe Cap 1 Jonathan Brown Town Treafurer — 

{M r John Kemball 
Cap 1 Nath 11 Coollidge 
Cap 1 Jon a Brown 

\t + a 8 ru ( i n t * ki \ Mr Nathaniel Harrington 
Voted & Chofe for Conftables j Mr Ebenezer S tone Juner 

Voted & Chofe Sealer of Leather M r Isaac Sanderfon — 

[ Jonas White 
| Daniel Bond 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of High ways j p^eh^Starnes 

Voted & Chofe for Tythingmen-4 * 
J ° I Jon a Joemis Jun r 



Voted & Chofe fence Viewers 



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, a ™ r e rr • S William Saltmarfh 

Voted & Chofe for Hogrieves j j e didiah Spring 

, ^, r <• t-n • ) Thomas Saltmarfh 

Voted & Chofe for Deerreives i § am ii Cook 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyors of Timber \ Jonas Coollidge 

Plank Board &c i Bezaleel Learned 

Sam 11 Warrin 



Voted k Chofe for Hawards J Th()S Learned June 

Put to Vote whether the town will Chofe a weigher of Bread 
Pafs d in the affeirmative 

Voted & Chofe a Bread weigher Cornelius Waldo 
Voted & Chofe Gager of Cask Smith Prentice 

[188] 

Voted & Chofe Cullers of Hoops & Staves j g^ii 1 Qook^^ 
Voted & Chofe for a Saxton Simon Haftings 
Voted to give him for his Servis two Contrabutions as Uful 
which he accepted 

Then the Votes ware brot in fo a County Treafurer & Deliv d 
to a Conftable 

Then was put to Vote whether Swine Shall go at at large 
under the Regulation of the law past in the Negative 
Then was Put to Vote whether the Town will Chofe a Com- 
mittee to examin the Treafurers acc ts past in the Affeirmative 
Voted that three be a Committee for s d affair 

{Decon Sam 11 Fisk 
M r Moses Stone 
M r John Kemball 
Voted that Said Committee make Report at the Ajournment 
of this meeting & the town Pafs thare on — 
Voted & apropiated the intrest money comeing to the town this 
prefent year the year begining the 11 Day of Decmber Last as it 
was the last year (Viz) five Shillings & eight pence to the School 
& the Remainder to the minifter — 

Voted & Granted Sum of 66— 13=4 a Salary for the R M r 
Seth Storer the enfueing year the intrest money appropriated for 
that ufe to be part of Said Sum — 

Voted & Granted the Sum of 40£ for the Support of the School 
Voted & Granted the Sum of 40£ for the Support of the Poor 
Voted & Granted 6£ for Repairing the grate Bridge — 
Upon a Motion made the Question was put whether it be minds 
of the Town to ajourn this Meeting with the Remaining bufinefs 
to Monday next at one of the Clock afternoon at ^ e Same P lace 
past in the Affeirmative — 

The Moderator accordingly Declared it Ajournd — 



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[189] At A Gen 11 town Meeting of the freeholders & 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Qualified according to Law to 
Vote in Town Affairs Regulerly Afsembled at the Publick Meet- 
ing houfe in Said Town on Munday the Tenth Day of March 
1760 P r Ajournment 

The Meeting being Opened the Town proceeded on the 12 
Article 

Put to Vote Whether the town will allow Nathaniel Har- 
ringtons acc 1 for his Services the last year and Grant money to 
pay the Same it past in the Affirmative — 

Then the account of the Several perfons to whome the town is 
indetted was Read & the Vote put whether it be the mind of the 
town to Allow s d accounts & Grant the Sum of £ s d q 

19=15 = 7=3 

to pay the Same it past in the affirmative 

Put to Vote Whether the town will mend the High ways & 
town ways the prefent year by a Rate past in the Affirmative 
Voted & Granted the Sum of 30£ for mending Said ways the 
prefen year 

Voted & Chofe the Surveyors of s d ways to be Collectors the 
prefent year 

Voted that the price of Labour be the Same it was the last 
year — 

Put to vote whether the town will abate James Hays Rates 
in Conftable Bemis' List it past in the Negative 
Put to Vote whether the Town will abate Joshua Whitneys 
Pool Tax in Conftable Bemis' List & Grant the like Sum to make 
it good it past in the Affirmative — 

Put to Vote whether the town will abate Said Whitneys Tax 
on his Estate in Said List & Grant the like Sum past Negative 
Put to Vote whether the town will abate the poll Tax of Joseph 
Whitneys Son in Said Bemis' List it past in the Negative 
Put to vote whether the Town will abate Jeduthun Godings 
Tax in Conftable ^ ona Stones List & Grant the Like Sum of 
s d 

6=3 to make it good past in the affirmative 
Voted that Sam 11 Jenifons Juner 5 . Tax in S d . Stones List be 
abated & the Like Sum of 15=8 be Granted to make it good 
Voted that George Mn Roes Tax in Conftable Mofes Stones 

s d q 

List be abated & the Sum of 3 : 11 — 2 be Granted to make it 
good — 

* d Voted 
[190] Voted that 6=6 be abated in Amos Bonds List & the 

Like Sum be Granted to make it good — 

Put to Vote whether it be the minde of the town that the 

money which is in Coll 1 Henry Vafsels hands which he Rec d as 



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Fines Shall So much of it be Appropriated to pay what Isaiah 
Tufts Recovered against Samuel Sanger & whether Cap 1 Nathan- 
iel Coollidge & Enfign Jonathat Bemis Shall be Impowered to 
Receive So much thereof as will be Sufficient to Discharge the 
Same when it Shall be Lodged in the Treafurie it past in the 
Negative — 

Put to Vote whether the town will Grant money for the Suport 

of the Nutrel French it past in the Negative 

Then was put to vote whether the town will hear the Report 

of the Committee appointed to examine the Treafurers acc 1 which 

was Read & Accepted & is on File Se Page (193) 

Arti 17 Put to Vote whether the town will pay back to M r 

Sam 11 Whitney the Rates he has paid for his Indian Fellow 

it past in the Negative 
Put to vote whether the town will Join with the towns of 
Cambridge Newton & Waltham in Raifing a Sum of money by 
Lottery or other wife for Building a work houfe that may be 
thought pr A per for tnat purpose. 

it past in the Affirmative 
Put to Vote whether the town will Chofe a Committee for 
Said Affair it past in the Affirmative 

Voted that three perfons be Chofe a Committee for s d . affair 

f John Hunt Esq r 

Voted & Chofe for Said Committee \ Jonas Bond Esq r 

( M r Nath 11 Harrington 
Put to vote whether the town will abate the fall of money 
Recoverable on the Bonds & note of hand that lie in the 
Town Treafurie againft the Estate of Henry Spring Late of 
Watertown Decef d 

it past in the affirmative 
Put to Vote whether the Treafurer Shall give up Said note of 
hand it past in the Affirmative 

Put to Vote whether the town will Grant money for Purchas- 
ing a pall or Burying Cloth it past in the Affirmative 

[191] Voted & Granted the Sum of \2£ for Purchafing Said 
Cloth 

Voted & Chofe for a Committee f Mo^^tone^ 11111167 
to purchafe the Same — I -xr -.lh tj 

[ Nath 11 Harrington 

Arti e 21 Put to Vote whether the Treafurer be Directed to 
Tender & pay to Cap 1 John Brown his prime Cost for his pew in 
the Meeting Houfe it past in the Affirmative 
Put to Vote whether the Treafurer Tender and pay to Cap 1 
David Baulding his prime Cost for his pew in Said Meeting Houfe 
it past in the Affirmative — 

Voted to Reconfider thare former Vote and to lett Swin go at 
Large under the Regulations of the Law — 



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Sworn before Nath 11 Harris 
Selectmen Juftice peace 

March 13: 1760 



The Bufinefs of Said Meeting being Over the Moderator De- 
clared it was Defolved 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M rs Mary 
Learned March 10: 1760 for Swareing Town Officers after 
takeing the money Oath ware Sworn to the faithfull Discharge 
of thare Severall offices the perfons hearafter Mentioned four of 
the Selectmen took the Said money Oath 

Jonas Bond Esq 1 " 
Cap 1 Nath 11 Coollidge 
L l Daniel Whitney 
M r Jonathan Child 
M r Amos Bond 

Cap 1 Jonathan Brown Town Treafurer & Afsefsor — 
M r John Kemball afsefsor — 

Cap 1 Nath 11 Coolidg toke the oath of afsessor before Nath 1 Harris 

Juftice peace 

Nathaniel Harrington | n . , . 
Ebenezer Stone June' f Conftables 

Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather — 
Jonas White ) ^ Tr 
Daniel Bond \ Fence Vewers 

William Saltmarfh ) . Samuel Soden ) Surveyors 

Jedidiah Spring J Phinehas Starnesj of Highways 

[192] Samuel Cook Deerrive & Culler of Hoops & Staves & 

Jonas Coollidge ) , - 

Bezaleel Learned \ Surveyors of Timber &c 

Samuel Warrin I tt 

Thomas Learned Juner J Howards 

Smith Prentice Culler of Hoops &c Staves &c 

The foregoing Perfons ware all Sworn by John Hunt Justis 
peace — 

At S d meeting the Selectmen Directed the Clerk to Issue out a 
warrant to warn out one Sarah Straton who Came last from 
Lexington which was on the 29 of March last past & Direct it 
Ebenezer Stone June r Conftable S d Sarah refids at the Houfe of 
M r Amos Bond a warrant was Issued out accordingly 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

The Selectmen allfo gave the Clerk an Order for the town 
Records the Order is as follows Viz 
Watertown March 10: 1760 

S r Pleas to Deliver to Cap 1 Jonathan Brown the prefent Clerk 



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all the Records & other things that belong to the Office of Town 
Clerk which are in your Hands 

To Dec" Samuel Fisk P r Jonas Bond 

Daniel Whitney } Selectmen 
Amos Bond J 

The Selectmen alfo gave an order to the Treafurer for the things 
that belonged to that office — & is as follows Viz 

Watertown March 10: 1760 
To M r Nath 11 Harrington 

S r Pleas to Deliver to Cap 1 Jonathan Brown the prefent 
Treafurer all the money Bonds & notes & Records that belong to 
the office of Treafurer 

Jonas Bond 
P r Daniel Whitney [ Selectmen 
Amos Bond J 

[193] At the meeting mentioned in Page (186) 
Cap 1 Nath 11 Coollidge brough in an acct for Boarding his 
Brother Sam 11 Coollidge from March 7: 1759 to march 7: 1760 
being 52 weeks at 6/ P r week. 15 = 12 and the Selectmen gave 
him an order on the Treafurer for the Same 
Alfo Joseph Coollidge brought an Acc 1 for Boarding the w d 
Mary Maddox from June 26: 1758 To Feb? 27: 1760 amounting 
to the Sum of 14 — 17—10—2 of which Sum h ^ had Received 
before £2— 9 s for the Remainder the Selectmen gave him an Order 
on the Treafurer the Sum is 12=8=10=2 — 
The Selectmen alfo gave an order on the Treafurer to pay 
£13 : .6 : 8 to M r Thomas Phipps for his keeping the School 
from the Seventh of November Last to the fourteenth ° f March 

A 

next being four Months — 

At S d Meeting M r John Cook Late Surveyor of Highways Re- 
ported to the Selectmen that he had worked out his Highway 
Rate- 
Trie Report of the Committee on the Treafures acc 15 as fol- 
lows Viz 

Watertown March : 10 : 1760 
We the Subscribers appointed by the town to Examin the 
town Treafurs Acc ts have Examind S d Acc ts and find them well 
Voucht & right Cast — 

Sam 11 Fisk ] 

Moses Stone \ Com tce : 

John Kemball J 

[194] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Capl 
Nath" Coollidge on the 24 Day of March: 1760 



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the afsessors made Return of the high way afsesment which 

the Selectmen accep 1 & ordered to be recorded 

They alio Agreed to hire M r Edward Rufsel to keep the 

School a Quarter of a year & to give him Ten pounds for his 

Servis he to provide for him Self the Quarter to begin next 

Thursday 

Ordered that the Clerk give the Difstricts to the Surveyors as they 
ware the last year & alfo annex the price of labour as it was 
Voted at march Meeting — 

Agreed that Bezaleel Learned be Dei'ired to take Care of the 
grate Bridge the eniueing year. 

Ordered that the Clerk give out notifications to the officers 
that are not Sworn that they appear before one of his Majesties 
Justices of the peace to be Sworn to their refpective officeses 



Gentlemen- 



Afsessors 
Certificate 



Watertown May 26: 1759 
We the Subscribers afsessors for the town of Water- 
town have afsest upon the Rateble Pools & estates 
of Said Town the Sum of thirty pounds being a 
grant made the last march meeting for mending the 
high ways & town ways & have Committed Lists of 
the Same to the Several Collectors who are alfo 
Surveyors of y e highways Viz 
To m r Joseph Patterfon Collector 
the Sum of 

To m r Samuel Mafon Collector 
the Sum of 

with warrants to Collect the Same 
be worked out agreable to the Vote 
So as to make up their Acc ts with the Selectmen of 
Said Town on or before the First Day of Feb 17 next 
eniueing the Date hearof 



£16:2:5:2 

13: 17:6:2 
or Se that it 
of the Town 



To y* Selectmen 
[195] 



John Kemball 
Nath 11 Coollidge 
Jon a Brown 



Gentlemen Watertown March 14: 1760 

We the Subscribers afsessors for the town of 
Watertown have afsest upon the Rateble Pooles & 
estates of S d . Town the Sum of Thirty pounds 
Afsessors being the Grant made the las march Meeting for 
Certificate mending the Highways & Town ways & have Com- 
mitted Lists of the Same to the Several Collectors 
who are alio Surveyors of the highways Viz 



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To M r Phinehas Starnes Collector 
the Sum of £15 : 13 

& To M r . Sam 11 Soden Collector the 
Sum of 14 : 7 

with Lawfull warrants to Collect the Same or Se 
it worked out agreable to the Vote of the town So 
as to make up their acc ts with the Selectmen on or 
before the first Day of Feb 1 ^ next Enfueing the 
Date hearof — 

John Kemball 
To y e Sele&men Nath 11 Coollidge 

Jon a Brown 



At at a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Weston & 
Waltham They Agreed (After Confidering) the grate Charge 
the Towns ware at in Maintaining the Grate Bridge over Charles 
River in Said Watertown to Incert an article in the Warning of 
their May Meetings 

The Same Day Viz Wedensday May 7: 1760 at the House of 
Leiu 1 Daniel Whitney they Meet & Ordered the Clerk to Issue out 
Warrants Directted to Constables to warn a General Town Meet- 
ing agreable to a Precept they have Recived for Assembling the 
Inha ts of Watertown for to Choofe a Reprefentative to Reprefent 
them at a General Afsembly appointed to be Convened on 
Wedensday the 28 Day of May Currant, the Meeting to be 
Munday the Nineteenth day of may Currant at one of the Clock 
afternoon at the Publick Meeting Houfe then & there to Elect & 
Depute a Sutable Perfon to Reprefent them at the Court above 
Said 

LikewHe to warn the freeholders & other Inhabitants Qualyfied 
to Vote in town affairs to Meet at two of the Clock at Said 
Place to act on the following articles Viz — 

as 

[196] 1st To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting 
(2) as the Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Waltham agreed 
to Icert the following in their warnings for their Meetings this 
Instant May Viz To know the minde of the town whether they 
will Choofe a Com" to Join with a Com" from Weston & Wal- 
tham to Reprefent to the Grate & General Court the grate Charge 
of Maintaining the grate Bridge over Charls River in Water- 
town & Petition the Court for Some Releif by a Lottery & for 
the town to act there Pleafure thereon (3) to hear the Pleas 
of M r Samuel Hager for abateing his Sons Jonathans Poole Tax 
in Constable Bemis' list of Rates & Grant Money to make it 
good (4) To know the mind of the town whether they will give 
Some further Inftructions to their Treafurer for the more Speedy 
Collecting the Intrest Money Comeing to the town that So the 



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Rev d M r Storer may have his Salery more Seafonably & for 
the town to act there Pleafure thereon — 

(5) To know the Minde of the Town whether they will do 
aney thing toward Repairing the fences on the Minifteral Farm 
and to act there Pleafure thereon (6) To know the mind of the 
town whether they will Coofe aney town officers in the Rome of 
thofe that Neglect or Refuse to take the Oaths Required by law 
(7) To know the minde of the Town whether they w ^ n grant a 
Sum of money or do aney thing aney other way to Sattisfie the 
Judment that Isaiah Tufts Recovered against Samuel Sanger & 
for Cap 1 Coollidge and Enfign Bemis to Draw the Same out of 
the Treafury when it is Collected and pay said Charge & for 
the town to act their Pleafure thereon (8) For the town to Pass 
upon a list of Jurors which are to be laid before them (9) To 
know the minde of the town whether they will Dispose of the 
pews that belonged to Cap 1 Brown & Cap 1 Bauldwin and for the 
Town to act there Pleafure there on 
Warrants ware Issued out accordingly 

Attest Jon a Brown Town Clerk 
The Constables Districts ware given out as follows To Con- 
stable Harrington Begining at Joseph Harringtons all the In- 
habitants in that lane & from Starnes Corner to the School Houfe 
& on the west Side of the Road to the Meeting houfe & all the 
Inhabitants from thence to the Bridge & on the South Side of 
the River and all the Inhabitants west to Waltham David Sanger 
& Samuel Benjaman with Such as Refide with them are in Cluded 
in Said Bounds 

[197] Constable Stones Districts is as follows begining m r 
Richard Clarks from thence to the Inhabitants in the Road to 
Kemballs and So to Jonas Barneds & John Randals and Springs 
& Ebenezer Godards all the Inhabitants Eastward to Cambridge 
at Said meeting Jonas White brought in an account for 
Boarding Joseph Stearnes from the Second day of March 1759 to 

s 

the Second Day March 1760 being 52 weeks at 7 p r week 

18: 4:0 

and for Cloathing makeing and mending &c 1 : 15: 6 



19: 19:6 

and the Selectmen gave an order on the Treafurer to pay the 
Same 

They ordered the Town Clerk gitt Two Boxes for Jurors as 
Soon as may be 

At a General town Meeting of the freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in the Choife of a 
Reprefentative Regularly afsembled at the publick Meeting 



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Houfe in s d Town on Munday the Nineteenth Day of May 1760 
for the Choife of a Reprefentative After the Votes ware 
brought in & Sorted & told it appeared that M r Daniel Whitney 
was Chofen to Reprefent the town at a great & General Court or 
afsembly appointed to be Convened held & keept for his 
Majesties Servis at the Court houfe in Boston on Wedensday the 
twenty Eight day of May Currant p r the Major part of the 
Selectmen being prefent 

At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders & other 
inhabitants Quallified to Vote in town affairs Regularly Afsem- 
bled on the Nineteenth Day of May 1760 for the ends Sett forth 
in the warning: — 

Voted & Chofe John Hunt Esq r Moderator — 
Then the Second article was Read and Put to Vote whether 
the town will Chofe a Com te to Join with a Com ttes from weston 
& waltham to petition the general Court for a Lottery to raife 
money for to Repair the great Bridge and it past in the affeirm- 
ative 

{John Hunt Esq r 
Leiu 1 Daniel Whitney 
M r John Kemball 

3 art Put to Vote whether the town will abate Jonathan 
Hagers pole Tax in Conftable Bemis list & grant money to make 
it good it passt in the Negative 

4 article 

[198] 4 Article was Read put to Vote whether the town 
Direct their Treafurer to to put the Bonds in Suit the next term 
after the Interest is Due if not paid it past in the affeirmative — 
Put to Vote whether the town will act on the fifth article & 

it pafst in the Negative 

Put to Vote whether the town will act on the Sixth articl 
it pafst in the Negative 

Put to Vote whether the town will act aney thing on the Article 
relating to Cap 1 Coollidge' it passt in the Negative 
Then the lists of Juriors was read to the town and put to Vote 
whether the town do accept of the List for the Superior Box as 
now Exhibited it past in the affeirmative 

alfo Voted & Accepted the List for the Inferior Box as exhibited 
The Ninth article was Read & Put to Vote whether the town 
will act on s d article and it passt in the affeirmative 
Upon a Motion made & Seconded it was put to vote whether 
this meeting be ajourned with the Remaining buiinefs till the 
Second Munday in June next at three of the Clock afternoon at 
this place it past in the Affeirmative 

Then the Moderator Declared it ajourned accordingly 



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At a General Town Meeting of the freeholder & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regularly Afsembled on Munday the 
ninth Day of may 1760 by ajournment 

1 Put to Vote whether it is the minde of the town to Dis- 
pose of the pew y l was Cap* John Browns at this time & it past 
in the affirmative 

2 Put to Vote whether it is the minde of the town that the 
next highest payer to Cap 1 Brown Shall have the pew y l was s d 
Browns & So on till the whole is Disposed of & it past in the 
Negative 

Put to Vote whether Docter Josiah Convers Shall have the 
pew that was Cap 1 Browns During his Life or abode in the 
town he paying the prime Cost & it past in the Negative 



[199] Put to Vote whether the town will grant the pew y l 
was Cap 1 Browns to the heirs of Sam 11 Coollidge on the Same 
footing that the other pews ware Disposed of & it past in the 
Negative — 

Put to Vote whether the town will Sell the pews that ware 
Cap 1 Browns & Cap 1 Bauldwins to the highest bider he being 
an Inhabitant of the town & the pews to be on the Same footing 
as the other pews and it past in the affirmative 



Voted & Chofe a Com", for s d affair — \ Enf n Jon a Bemis 



Put to Vote whether the town will Reconfider the Vote re- 
lating to Cap 1 Coollidge & Enfign Bemis & it past in y e Negative 
Put to vote whether the town will Reconfider the Vote relating 
to M r Storers fence & it past in the affirmative 
Put to vote whether the town will Chofe a Com" to Repair his 
fence & it past in the affirmative 



Put to Vote whether the town will Reconfider the vote with 

Regard to m r Hager & it past in the Negative 

The bufinefs of the meeting being over the Moderator declared 
it Difolved — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of M r amos Bond 
on Friday the : 27 Day of June: 1760 they agreed to hire M r 
Edward Rufsell our prefent School mafter to keep the School 
three Quarters of a year longer & to give him thirty pounds for 
his Servis — 



Put 



f M r John Kemball— 




Voted & Chofe a Com" for Said 
affair — 




[ M r Moses Stone 



[200] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of M rs . 
Mary Learneds on Sep r 5: 1760 they gave their Confent to the 



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following perfons renewing their licences (Viz) M rs Mary 
Learned, & Thomas Saltmarfh, Innholders, John Hunt Esq r . 
Mifsures Cornelius Waldo, & John Remington & m rs Hannah 
Livermore Retailors 

The Selectmen agreed to have a meeting with the Selectmen 
of Waltham at the houfe of m" Mary Learned on Munday the 

at 2 of the Clock afternoon 

fifteenth day of this Inftant Sep r a to Settle accounts 

between the towns & ordered the Clerk to notifie them 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at 
the houfe of m re Mary Learned on Munday the 15 Day of Sep r 
1760 for to Settle accounts betwen the two towns it apear d that 

excluf ive of M n 

thare was due upon Ballance the Sum of 16:17:9:3 a 

Maddox' Charge 

A the Selectmen of Waltham Objected against the adjust- 
men on Feb y 1 : 1 748 becaufe the Charge of the Wid° Maddox 
was brought in So nothing further was done but the Selectmen 
of Watertown promis to lay the matter before the town the next 
meeting 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of Leiu 1 Daniel 
Whitney on October: 13: 1760 they ordered the Clerk to give 
the grants to the Afsefsors that ware made last march meeting 

and Order them to be afsefed directly 

at s d meeting they gave an order on the town Treafurer to 
pay or order the payment of the Sum of nineteen p™ nds fifteen 
Shillings & Seven pence three farthings to the town Creditors 

which was granted to them last march meeting 

They alfo gave an Order on the treafurer to pay M r Edward 
Rufsel Schoolmafter the Sum of twenty pounds for his keeping 
the School the first half year 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of the widdow 
Mary Learned on Tuesday December : 2 Day : 1760 the Se- 
lectmen haveing bin informed that one abijah Hammond & his 
wife & their two Chi ^ dren ware Come to Refide in Watertown at 
the houfe of John Hunt Esq 1 " that they came last from Newton 
abouth the Tenth day of March Last past alfo that one Robert 
Barry is come to Refide at m r Samuel Mafons he Came 
last from s d Newton about the month of march Last past and 
that one Elizabeth Bowman is Come to Refide at the Houfe of 
Cap 1 Nathaniel Coollidge She Came last from Lexington about 
the month of march Last past 

and 

[201] and that one Joseph Wilfon was come to refide in s d 
Watertown he came last from Danvers in the County of Essex, 
abouth the month of march Last past, & refides at the houfe of m r 
Robert Learned, as the Selectmen are Informed, their Circum- 



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ftances being Such that thay fearing they may become Chargable 
to the town if not timely prevented, ordered the Clerk to give out 
a warrant to M r Ebenezer Stone one of the Conftables to warn all 
the afore Said perfons to Depart forthwith out of Said town, 
which was accordingly done the Same week — 

Attest Jonathan Brown Town Clerk 

at the aforeSaid meeting the Selectmen gave an Order on 
the town Treafurer to pay the Rev d M r Seth Storer the Sum of 
£ s d 

66 : 13 :4 which was Granted last march meeting for his Salery 
for the prefent year 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M™ Mary 
Learned on munday the twenty ninth Day of December 1760 
thay gave an order to the town Treafurer to pay m r Edward 
Rufsel Ten pounds for Keeping the School a Quarter of year — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r Amos Bond 
on Feb y : 11: 1761 they gave an order on the Town Treafurer 
to pay Six Shillings out of the Treafury to augustus Hibbert 
towards his Support And an Order to pay to Cap 1 Nathaniel 
Coollidge the Sum of fifteen Pounds Twelve Shillings for Board- 
ing his Brother Samuel Coollidge from the Seventh Day of March 
last to the Seventh day of march Next, Likewife they gave an 
order to Pay to Jonas Bond Esq r nine Shillings & to Leiu 1 Daniel 
Whitney Eighteen Shillings & eight pence To M r Amos Bond 
nine Shillings & To m r Jonathan Child eight Shillings which 
Sums they had Expended in Supporting the French Family — 
They alfo Ordered the Clerk to write to the Selectmen of Cam- 
bridge Newton & Waltham to Defire them to Incert an article 
in the warrants for their next march Meetings to know the minde 
of their Several towns whether they will Join with Watertown in 
Erecting a Work houfe 

Letters ware accordingly Sent Dated the next Day 

Attest Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

[202] At the Meeting Mentioned last on the last page y e 
Selectmen Agreed upon a Town Meeting to be on Munday the 
Second day of March next at nine of the Clock before noon at 
the Publick Meeting Houfe & Directed the Clerk to Issue out 
warrants to the Several Conftables to warn the freeholders & 
Other Inhabitants Quallified to Vote in Town to Meet at time 
& Place afores d for the ends following Viz 1 To Chofe a 
Moderator for s d meeting. (2) To Chofe Selectmen a Town 
Clerk & Treafurer and all other town officers required by law to 
be Chofe in the month of march annually (3) To Chofe a 
Saxton & agree how he Shall be paid for his Servis (4) To Put 
in their Votes for a County Treafurer (5) To know the minde 
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accounts 

year (6) To Chofe a Committe to examin the Treafurers a 
& to pais aney Votes thereon that they may think proper 
(7) For the town to appropriate y e Intereft money Comeing to 
them the Prefent year the year begining the eleventh of Decem r 
Last past (8) To Grant a Salary for the Rev d m r Seth Storer 
for the year enfueing the year begining the first of march next, 
(9) To Grant money for the Support of the School (10) To 
grant money for the Support of the Poor (11) To grant money 
for Repairing the grate Bridge (12) To hear the accounts of 
thofe Perfons the town is Indebted to & grant money to Pay the 
Same (13) To Grant money to Repair the Highways & Town 
ways if the town think proper & to Chofe the Surveyors Collecttors 
of y e Highway Rate & Determin the price of Labour in working 
out s d Rate (14) To hear the Pleas of the Prefent or Late 
Conftables for abateing any Perticuler Perfons Rates & for the 
town to actt their pleafure thereon (15) To hear the Petition of 
Nathaniel Harris Esq r praying the town to abate two years 
Intereft on a Bond which he gave the town for a peice of land 
lying near the mill Creek for the Reafons Sett forth in s d Pe- 
tition & for the town to act their Pleafure thereon (16) To hear 
the Petition of the wid° Elizabeth Learned Praying the town to 
Choofe & Impower a Com": to give her a Deed of a Peice of 
Land bought of the town by her late Hufband or for the town to 
give Some Directions to the Com" formerly Chofe for s d affair 
with refpect to exchaning the Bond & for the town to act any 
thereon that they may think proper (17) To know the minde 
of the town whether they will Come into any method to end the 
Difpute betwixt Watertown & Waltham Relating to Walthams 
part of the Charge in Maintaining the wid° Maddox and for the 
town to act any thing on said affair they may think proper — (18) 
To know y e minde of the town whether they will Join with 
any of the Neighboring towns in erecting a workhoufe, & if 
other towns Decline, whether they will proceed to Erect or 
Procure one them Selves & for the town to ac ^ any thing on the 
affair they may think proper (19) To hear the Report of the 
Com" appointed to Sell the pews that ware Cap 1 John 
Browns & Cap 1 David Bauldwins and for the town to appro- 
priate the money arifeing by the Sale there of or to act any thing 
relating there to they may think proper 

Likewife to Notifie the town Creditors to bring in their 
acc ts to the Selectmen on Fryday the twenty Seventh of this 
Inftant Feb y at 2 of the Clock afternoon at the Houfe of the 
wid° Mary Learned 
Warrants ware Issued out accordingly 

P r Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

[203] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of the 
wid° Mary Learned on Fryday the 27 day of Feb*: 1761 for 



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takeing in the acc tts . of thofe perfons the Town is Indebted to the 
accounts brought in are as follows (Viz) 
To m r Sam 11 Haftings for mending y e meet- 
ing & School houfe Glafs 
To m r Edward Maning for Botoming a 
Chair for y* School houfe 
To James Barned for Boarding Mary Preift 
11 weeks at 3 : 4 p r week 
To James Barned for Boarding mary Coollidge 
& Mary Preift & Sundry other things 
To Simon Haftings for work don at the School 
houfe 

To Bezaleel Learned for work don at the 
greate Bridge Since adjufted 
To him for warning Sundry Town Meetings 
& Serving Conftable in y* Year: 1757 — 
To mofes Stone for warning Sundry Town 
Meetings & Serving Conftable: 1758 
To Jonas White for like Service 
To Jon a Stone for Serving Conftable in the 1 
Year: 1759 & warning Sundry Town Meet- } 
ings & warning eight perfons out of Town J 
To Jedidiah Spring for two Locks for the Pounc 
To Jedidiah Leath for hinges &c for the School 
houfe 

To Jonas Coollidge for Planck for Smelt brook 
bridge 

To Simon Haftings for three Stones for a 
Small bridge 

To John Cook for Plank & Stones for a Small 
bridge 

To Simon Whitney for Stones for three Small 
bridges 

To Nath 11 Harrington for Carrying Sufanna 
Bollafon to Cambridge 

To Jon a Brown for Serving Treafurer & 
afsefsor the Year Past 

To John Kemball for Serveing afsefsor the 
Year past 

To Cap 1 Nath 11 Coollidge for Serveing afsef- 
sor the year past 

To Amos Bond for Stones for a Small Bridge 
To m r Samuel Fisk for Stones for a Small 
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Treafurer to pay m r Edward Rufsel the prefent School mafter 
Ten pounds for his last Quarter of a Year in keeping the School 
it ending the twenty Seventh day of March Next — 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen being Informed that one abigail 
Newton was Come to dwell at the houfe of Mofes Stone She 
came Last from Southborough in the County of Worcefter: on 
the thirteenth day of September last past her Circumftances being 
Such that they would not receive her as an Inhabitant they there- 
fore Ordered the Clerk to Ifsue out a Warrant to warn her out 
town which was Accordingly don the Next Day 
and the Service don and the warrant Returned 
Entered March Sefsions 

Attest Jon s Brown Town Clerk 

[204] At a Gene 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders & 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in town affairs 
Regularly afsembled & meet at the Publick Meeting Houfe in 
Said Town on Munday the Second Day of March AD 1761 for 
the Choice of town Officers & Tranfacting other town affairs 
Mentioned in the Warrants &c — 

Voted & Chofe Jonas Bond Esq. Moderator of s d Meeting 

Jonas Bond Esq r 

Cap 1 Edward Harrington 

M r Jonathan Child 

M r Nathaniel Stone 

h l Daniel Whitney 

Voted & Chofe for Town Clerk Cap t Jonathan Brown 

Voted & Chofe for Town Treafurer Cap 1 Jonathan Brown 

f Cap' Jon a Brown 

Voted & Chofe for Afsefsors ] M r John Kemball 

[ Cap 1 Nath 11 Coollidge 

, ™ , r ^ r , , ( M r Nehemiah Mafon 
\oted & Chofe for Conftables j Mr Simon Whitnev 

tt i o ^.i f e t t t i ( M r John Kemball 
Voted & Choie for Wardens | M , g amuel Cook 

Voted & Chofe Sealer of Lether M r Isaac Sanderfon 
Voted & Chofe fence Viewers 



Voted & Ch ° {e for Selectmen 

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M r Thomas Harrington 

xr i a ™ r n rxr-L S M r Oliver Livermore 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of Highways | Mr Samuel Whitney 

i7 j fi r-u : u- S Mr Jonathan Learnen Jun r 

Voted & Chofe Tythingmen j Mr James Dix 

tt , o ™ r tx ( M r William Bond 

Voted & Chofe Hogrieves | Mr Jon a Coollidge Goding 

xr i o r^y c x-x . f M r Thomas Saltmarfh 

Voted & Chofe Deerrieves j M , Dayid Bemis 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of Timber ( M r Bezaleel Learned 
Plank &c ( M r Jonas Coollidge 



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j i / u j f Mr William Goding juner 
Voted & Chofe Howards | Mr Joseph Patterfon juner 

Voted & Chofe Clerk of the Market M r Edmund Fowle 

Voted & Chofe Gager of Cask Samuel Cook 

Voted & Chofe Cullers of Hoops & ( M r Bezaleel Learned 

Staves \ M r Samuel Cook 

Voted & Chofe Saxton M r Simon Haftings 

Voted to pay the Saxton by two Contrebutions as Ufual 

[205] The Vote was put whether it is the minde of the 
town that Swine Should Run at Large the prefent Year under 
the Regulation of the law and it past in the Negative — 

i o ™ c ^ • f M r Nath 1 Harrington 

Voted & Chofe a Committe to ) Mr g am i Fisk 

Examin r Treafurers Acc«* j Mr John Kemball 

Upon a motion made & Seconded the vote was put whether 
this meeting with the Remaining bufinefs be Adjournd to Mun- 
day the Ninth Inftant at 1 of the Clock afternoon at this place 
and it past in the Affirmative — 

At a Meeting of the freeholders & other Inhabitants of Water- 
town Quallified to vote in town affairs on Munday the Ninth 
day of March AD 1761 p r Adjournm 1 

The Com" appointed to Examin the Treafurers accounts brought 
in there Report which was Read and is a follows (Viz) 
The Report of the Com tts Chofen by the town March the 2 
day 1761 To Examin the Treafu" Acc ts . 

Upon Examination of Said Accounts we finde them Right Cast 
and well Vouch 1 

Nath 11 Harrington 1 
Watertown March 9: 1761 John Kemball | Com tte : 

Sam 11 Fisk J 

Then the Question was Put whether it be the minde of the 
town to accept of the Report of the Com", on the Treafurers ac- 
counts and it past in the Affirmetive — 

The 7 article was Read Put to vote whether the town will 
appropriate the Intereft money Comeing to the town the prefent 
Year (the year begining the Eleventh day of December last) as 
it was the last Year (Viz) five Shillings & eight pence to the 
School & the Remainder to the minifter & it past in the affeirm- 
ative 

Voted & Granted the Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 a Salary for the 
Rev d Mr Seth Storer the enfueing Year the Intereft money ap- 
propriated to that Ufe to be part of said Sum — 
Voted & Granted the Sum of 40 Pounds for the Support of 
y* School 



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Voted & Granted the Sum of 40 Pounds for y* Support of the 
Poor- 
Then the accounts of the town Creditors ware Read & accepted 
& the Sum of : 19 : 1 1 : 8 : 2 Granted to pay the Same — 

[206] The Question was Put if it be your Minds to grant 
the Sum of : £13 : 6 : 8 to mend the High ways & Town ways 
& the Surveyors to draw the money out of the Treafury as Need 
Shall Require — 

and the Vote past in the affirmative 
Put to vote if it be your minds that the Late Surveyors be 
Directed work out there Remaining Rates in Six Months & make 
up there accounts with the Selectmen & it past in the Affirmative 
Voted to abate Henry Bonds Tax in Conftable David Bemis' 
List and Granted the Sum of : 7 : 6 — to make it good and 
alfo abated his Tax in Conftable Nathaniel Harringtons Lists & 
Granted the Sum of : 19 : 6:3. to make it good 
Voted & abated James Hays Tax, in Conftables Harrington list 
s d q 

& Granted 7 : 7 : 2 to make it good and alfo abated 0:8: — 
in Conftable Bemis list and granted the like Sum to make it 
good — 

Voted to abate Abraham Scott Tax in Conftable Bemis' List & 
Granted 0:6: 3 — to make it good — 

Voted to abate Mofes Hagers Tax in said Bemis' list and 

granted 0:6: 3— to make it good 

Voted to abate Jofhua Whitneys Tax in m r Bemis' list and 
Granted the Sum of : 13 : 6 : 2 to make it good 
Voted to abate Oliver Learneds Tax in Conftable Harrington 
s d 

List & Granted : 15 : 2 — to make it good — 
The (15) article was Read relating to Nathaniel Harris' Pe- 
tition and Said Petition being Read & after Debate thereon it was 
Put to vote whether the town will Refer the further Confid- 
eration thereof to May meeting and it past in the Affirmative 
The (16) article Read relating to the wid° Elizabeth Learneds 
Request and after Debate thereon it was Put to Vote whether the 
town will abate the fall of money on her late Hufbands Bond 
which he gave to the town and it past in the affirmative 
Put to Vote whether the Com n formerly Chofe for j^ hat 
purpose be Impowr d to proceed to take up the deed which the 
town gave her Late Hufband and give her a deed in Lieu thereof 

and. it past in the Affirmetive — 
Put to Vote whether the town will Refer the Remaining bufinefs 
to May Meeting and it past in the Affirmetive — 

[207] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the houfe of the 
wid° Mary Learned on Munday the Ninth Day of March AD 



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1761 for the Swareing Town Officers all the Selectmen took the 
oih Relating to other Governments Bill 

{Town Clerk 
Town Treafurer 
Afsefsor 

John Kemball and Cap 1 Nath 11 Coollidge the oths of afsefsor 

Simon Whitney — Conftable 

John Kemball Warden 
Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather 
Richard Clark & 



Thomas Harrington $ Fence Veiwers 

Oliver Livermore \ n - « 

Sam^ Whitney \ Surveyors of Highways 

William Bond and ) TT 
Jon 3 Coollidge Goding ] Hogrieves 

Jonas Coollidge & ) ( ~. , 9 

Bezaleel Learned Surveyors of Timber &c 



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William Goding Juner 
Joseph Patterfon Juner 
Edmund Fowle Clerk of the Market 
Bezaleel Learned Culler of hoops & Staves &c 

The above ware all Sworn to there Refpective Offices before 
John Hunt Justice Peace 

After Juftice Hunt was gone home M r James Dix and M r 
Jonathan Learned Juner appearing offered to take the Oath of 
Tythingmen and were accordingly Sworn by Jonathan Brown 
Town Clerk — 

Watertown March : 16 : 1761 
To Jon a Brown Clerk for the town of Watertown 

This Certifies that m r Samuel Cook who was Choien by the 
town of Watertown Culler of Staves Hoops &c as alfo Warden 
at their Annuall meeting appeared and was Sworn to the faith- 
ful Difcharge of his Refpective Trust agreable to Law 

Coram J. Hunt J. Peace 

[208] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M" 
Mary Learned on Tuefday the Seventeenth day of March AD 
1761 for Puting out the Poor &c 

The Selectmen Agreed with M r Josiah Bright to Board & take 
Care of Samuel Coollidge till further orders at four Shillings p r 
week and Deiired Cap 1 Edward Harrington & Miff u Jonathan 
Child & Nathaniel Stone three of the Selectmen to remove him 
next morning to s d Brights 

They alfo Agreed with M r Simon Coollidge to take & keep 
Mary Coollidge (his Sifter) for one Shilling & Nine pence half 
penney p r week & Said Mary to have what She earns her Self 
m r Coollidge to keep her till further orders 



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As No perfons appeared to take Joseph Stearnes & the wid° 
Maddox it was agreed that the perfons that have the care of 
them do keep them for the prefent 

At Said Meeting they Ordered the Clerk to give the Diftre&s 

to the Surveyors as they were the last Year 

The Selectmen Signed an order on the town Treafure to pay 
Joseph Coollidge ten pounds eight sh 'U> n & s which is in full for 
Boarding the wid° Maddox till the twenty Seventh day of 
February last past and to pay to Jonas White Twenty one pounds 
Nine Shillings & four pence which is in full for Boarding & 
Cloathing &c for Joseph Stearnes till the fifth day of this Inftant 
March 

They Likewife Signed an Order on the Treafurer to pay Cap 1 
Edward Harrington Eighteen Shillings to purchafe wood for the 

Nuteral French 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonas Bond 
Esq r on the fourth Day of May AD 1761 

The Selectmen haveing Received a Preecept from the High 
Sheriff of the County of Midd s Requiring them fourth with to 
afsemble the Inhabitants of the town in Order to Elect & Depute 
a Suitable perfon to Reprefent in a greate and General Court or 
afsembly Appointed to be held & keept at Bofton on Wedenfday 
the Twenty Seventh Day of this Inftant May In obfervance 
whereof they ordered the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant Directed 
to the Conftable Requiring him to warn the freeholders & other 
Inha tn . of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in the Choice 
of a Reprefentative to Afsemble & Meet together at the publick 
Meeting houfe in s d Town on Munday the Eighteent day of this 
Inftant May at one of the Clock afternoon then and there to 
Elect a Meet perfon to Reprefent the town at a Greate & general 
Court appointed to be held & kept at the Court Houfe in Bofton 
on the Twenty seventh Day of this l nf ^ ant May 

Likewife 

[309] Likewife to Order the Conftable to warn the free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to 
Vote in town affairs to Meet at the Publick Meeting houfe in 
S d Town on Munday the Eighteenth day of this Inftant May at 
two of the Clock afternoon for the ends following (Viz) 1 to 
Choofe a Moderator for s d Meeting 21y To act on the fifteenth 
Seventeenth eighteenth & Nineteenth articles which ware in the 
warning of last march Meeting which were put of to this Meet- 
ing s d articles to be the Second third & fourth and ™ th articles 
in the warrant 

(6*) To Coofe any town officers in the place of thofe that 
ware Chofe in the month of march last who refufe to Serve 
(7*y) To Grant a Sum of Money to Sattiffie the Committe for 



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Repairing the fence on the Minifteral place, and to act any 
thing further on the affair they may think proper — 
(8 y ) To Grant money to pay the aisefsors for Inquiring into 
the Rateable Estate of the town as Required by law (9 ly ) To 
know y* minde of the town whether they will grant a peice of land 
to m r Daniel Bond in leiu of a peice he has left out to accomo- 
date the Road (10 ly ) To hear the petition of John Warrin pray- 
ing the town to abate his Rates in Conitable Harringtons Lists for 
the Reaions Settforth in s d Petition 

A Warrant was Issued out accordingly 

Attest Jon a Brown Clerk 
At Said Meeting the Selectmen Deiired Leiu r Daniel Whitney 
to Treat with m r Marihel Spring to keep the School two 
Months — 

At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regularly afsembled & meet at the 
publick meeting houie in s d Town on Munday the Eighteenth 
Day of may AD 1761 for the Choice of a Perion to Reprefent 
them in a Grate & General Court or Aisembly appointed to be 
held & kept for his Majesties Service at the Court houfe in 
Bolton on Wedensday the Twenty Seventh day of this Inl'tant 
May The Major part of the Selectmen being prei'ent The 
Voters ware Called upon to bring their Votes for a Repreienta- 
tive and after the Votes were brot in Sorted <Sc Numbered it 
appeared that Leiu r Daniel Whitney was Chofe to Reprefent the 
town at the Court above s d 

[210] At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders & 
other Inhab 15 - of Watertown Quallified to Vote in town affairs 
Regularly afsembled & Meet at the Publick Meeting houie in s d 
Town on Munday the Eighteenth Day of may AD 1761 for 
Transacting town affairs as Sett forth in the warrant for s d 
meeting — 

Voted & Chofe m r Xath !1 Harrington Moderator for s d Meet- 
ing 

The Petition of Xath !I Harris Esq r being read & after Debate 
thereon the Quei'tion was put whether it be the minde of the 
town to difmifs the petition for this time and it past in the 
affirmative 

Then the Article relating to the wid° Maddox was Read & 
after Debate thereon the Vote was put whether the Committe 
formerly Choien for s d affair puriue the matter further as they 
may think proper 

and the Vote past in the affirmative 
Then the article relating to erecting a workhouie was Read 
& after Debate thereon the Vote was put whether the town will 
Join with any other towns in Erecting a workhouie & it past in 
the Negative 



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Put to Vote whether the town will erect one them Selves and it 
past in the affirmative 

f Mr Tho s Saltmarfh 
Voted & Chofe a Committe for s d affair \ Jonas Bond Esq r 

[ M r Cornelius Waldo 
Put to Vote if it be your minds that the Committe draw a Plan 
of a proper houfe & Se whether they can purchafe a peice of 
land in a Suitable place for to Erect Such houfe on and Se what 
the Charge thereof will be and lay the Matter before the town 

at their next meeting and it past in the affirmative 

Then the Committes Report was read relating to the Sale of 
the Pews that were Cap 1 Browns & Bauldwins then the Vote was 
put whether the town do accept of the Committes report as now 

Read and it past in the affirmative 

Put to Vote whether the town will appropiate So much of the 
money arifing by the Sale of s d pewns as to pay the prime Cost 
and it Past in the affirmative 

Voted & appropiated the Remaining part of the money arifing 
by the Sale of the pews towards the Repairing the fence on the 
Minifteral place 

Voted & Granted the Sum of four Pounds towards paying the 
afsefsors for Inquiring into the Rateable estate of the town as 
Required by law — 

[211] Voted that the old Committe lay out a peice of land 

to M r Daniel Bond as they may think proper 

Voted and abated John Warrins Rates in Conftable Harringtons 
lists and Granted the Sum of : 1 : 3 : 6 to make it good 
Upon a Motion made & Seconded the Vote was put whether 
this meeting with the bufinefs of the Sixth article be adjoun d to 
Munday next at Six of the Clock afternoon at this place and it 
past in the affirmative 

The Moderator Declared accordingly adjourned. 

At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders & other In- 
habitant of Watertown on Munday the Twenty fifth day of 
may 1761 at the Publick Meeting houfe in s d Town p r adjourn- 
ment 

Nehemiah Mafon appearing & promist to take the Oath of a 
Conftable in a Short time but not Chufeing to do it at this time a 
Motion was made & Seconded it was put to Vote whether this 
meeting be Adjourned to the Twenty fifth of august Next at five 
c< the Clock afternoon at this place with any remaining bufinefs 

and it past in the affirmative 

The Moderator Declared it accordingly Adjourn d . 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the widow 
Mary Lea ™ ed on the Seventeenth Day of June 1761 Jonas Bond 



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Esq r Informed them that a poor Child was brought to him 
from Medford by a due Courfe of Law 

The Selectmen Agreed to look out for a place to put out the 
s d Child to Nurfe at, and when either of them Shall finde a 
place and agree what they Shall pay a week to lett the Clerk 
know that he may make a Record thereof 

At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallified to vote in town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled at the publick Meeting houfe in s d Town on 
Tuesday the 25 Day of August AD 1761 p r Adjournment 
M r Nehemiah Mafon appear'd and offer'd to take y* oath of 
a Conftable and was accordingly Sworn by Jonathan Brown 
Town Clerk — — 

Upon a Motion it was put to vote whether this Meeting be 
adjourn'd to the first monday of October next at 5 of the 
Clock afternoon at this place and it past in the affirmative 

[212] At a Meeting of Selectmen at m r Thomas Salt- 
marfh's on the 28 Day of August AD 1761 

They Gave thare Confent to the wid° Mary Learned & m r 
Thomas Saltmarfh's & John Hunt Esq r m r Cornelius Waldo 
m r John Remington and m rs Hannah Livermore's Renewing there 
licences's 

at this meeting the Selectmen haveing received an account from 
m r Jonas Harrington for 354 feet of plank (which h ^ brought 
to the Grate Bridge in watertown) at 20/ 1 p r hundred which 
amounts to three pounds Ten Shillings & nine pence They or- 
dered the Clerk to write an order to the Selectmen of Weston to 
pay the Same 

At Said Meeting Complaint being made by Several Neighbours 
that the wid° Warrin was in Sufering Circumftances they agreed 
to meet again on Monday the fourteenth day of Sep 1 " at 4 of the 
Clock afternoon at the wid° mary Learneds to agree with Some 

Suitable perfon to take care of Said warrin 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the wid° Mary 
Learned on Monday the 21 Day of Sep r : 1761 the Selectmen 
Agreed to have a Town Meeting on Monday Next at the publick 
Meethoufe & Directed the Clerk to Issue out warrants to the 
Several Conftables to warn the Inhabitants to meet at said 
time & place to act on the following articles (Viz) (1) to 
Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting (2) To hear the Re- 
port of the Committe on the affair of the Work-houfe and for 
the town to grant money to build Said houfe or do any thing on the 
affair they may think proper — (3) To know the minde of the 
town whether they will Choofe a Committe to Settle the bounds 
of the land which Nath 11 Harris Esq r gave to Sett the Meeting- 



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Houfe upon (4) To know the minde of the town whether they 
will give Liberty (to Such perfon or perfon as incline) to Erecl: 
Stables on the line betwixt the late Nath 11 Harris Esq rs land and 
that which he gave to the town — and warrants were Issued out 
accordingly 

Attest J Brown Town Clerk 

[213] At Said Meeting they agreed to procure Some 
Cloathing for the wid° Warrin Viz two Shifts a pair of Stockings 
and a pair of Shoes 

At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders & other Inhab- 
itants of Watertown Quallified according to law to Vote in town 
affairs Regularly Afsembled & Meet at the publick Meeting 
Houfe in Said Town on Monday the 28 Day of Sep r . 1761 
Voted and Ch ° ofe M r Sam 11 Fisk Moderator for s d Meeting — 
Then the Second article was read & the Committ e Reported that 
they had Drawn a Plan of a work-houfe which is thirty foot 
Square to be four Rooms on the lower floor with a fire place 
in each of them and a Gamber Roof with two fire places above 
the Charge of the building they are informed will be about one 
thoufand pounds old Tenor and after the town had Confidered 
and Debated the affair they purpos'd to add two more to the 
Committe and the Question was put whether it be the minde of 
the town to add two more to the Committ e and it past in the 
affirmetive 

Voted & Chofe Cap 1 Edward Harrington & M r John Kemball 
to be of said Committe 

Then the Vote was put whether it be the minde of the town 
that the. Committe look out further for a Suitable place whereon 
to build the above said work-houfe & Se what they must give 
for Such a peice of land, and alfo Inquire what the Charge will 
be if the houfe be built two Storey high more than if it be but one 
as above said and Report at the adjournment of this meeting 
& it past in y e affirmative 

Then a Motion was made and the Vote was put whether it 
be the mind of the town that this meeting with the Remaining 
buifiness be Adjour'd to Monday next at two of the Clock 

afternoon at this place and it past in the affirmative 

Then the Moderator Declared it accordingly adjourn'd 

[214] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the 
wid° Mary Learned on Munday the 28 Day of Sep r AD 1761— 
They agreed with m r Simon Coollidge to Board and take Care 
of M rs Warrin one Month at 6 s / 1 p r week & to be paid for Clean- 
ing her up the month to begin the fifth day of October Next — 
At Said meeting the wid° Mary Leaned Purport to take one 
of the Child ren of Jonas Learned and m r Bezaleel Learned pur- 



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pos'd to take the Son of said Jonas for the prefent with out any 
Charge to the town they alio agreed to put the Youngest to 
m r Sam 11 Child at 2 s /8 p r week if he would take, as they were 
informed he would and lett the mother of Said Children provide 
for her Self as She purpos'd 

at Said Meeting they agreed to allow m r Jonas Berned 13/6 

r 

old Tenor p A we ^ k for keeping Man- Coollidge from the 27 day 
of Feb 7 last till further orders 

At a Gen 1 Town Meeting of the freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown Quallified according to law to Vote in town af- 
fairs Regularly ai'sembled and Meet at the publick Meeting 
Houfe in Said town on Monday the fifth Day of October AD 
1761 p r Adjourn 1 

The first article in the warrant was Read and after a long 
Debate thereon the Vote was put whether the town will grant 
money to build a work-houie and it past in the Negative — 
(21y) The Vote was put whether it be the minde of the town 
to grant the Sum of 13 : 6 : 8 to be improved in part towards 
hiring a work-houfe and the remainder towards Supporting the 

poor the preient Year & it past in the affirmetive 

(31y) The Vote was put whether it be the minde of the town 
to impower there preient Committe in the Name of the town to 
hire a Suitable houie to be improved as a Work-houie as Reaion- 

ably as they can, and it past in the affirmative 

The third article was Read and after debate thereon the 
Vote was put whether the town will Chooie a Committe to 
Settle the bounds of the land which the late Nathaniel Harris 
Esq r gave to the town to Sett the Meeting Houie upon and it 
past in the affirmative — 



[215] 



Voted and Choofe- 



L r Daniel Whitney 
Cap r John Tainter 
Eni Jon a Bemis 
Cap r Edward Harrington 
Dea. Sam 11 Fisk 



Voted 



for said 
Committe 



Then the fourth article was Read and after Debate thereon 
the Quefton was put whether' 1 ^ **** minde of the town to act aney 
thing on this article and it past in the Negative 
The buiineis of the Meeting done the Moderator Declared it 
Deiolved 

At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town affairs 
Regularly ai'sembled & Meet at the publick Meeting Houie in 



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Said Town on Monday the fifth Day of October AD 1761 p r 

ad jour 1 

The Committe appointed to repair the fence on the Minifterel 
place being prefent informed the town that they had not finifhed 
Said fence and So Did not know what the Charge would be 
and therefore did not Defire aney grante at this time and there 
being no other buifnefs the Meeting was Defolved — 
N B the last Mentioned Meeting was begun on the Eighteenth 
Day of may 1761 and Continued by adjournments to this time 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the 29 Day of October 1761 

at the houfe of M r William Bond 

They agreed to bind a Poor Child (Called Mary Mathyrs) to 
M r William Goding of Woburn and accordingly Signed the In- 
dentures and agreed that s d Goding Should have thirteen pounds 
Six Shillings and eight pence with the Child, he giveing Security 
to the town to Save the town from any further Cost that may 
arife by s d Child And ordered the Clerk to take a Bond and a 
Mortgage Deed on Ten acres of s d Godings Land which Lies 
in Woburn for the Towns Security which was accordingly done 

P r J Brown T Clerk 

[216] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of M r 
Jon a Child on the 16 : Day of Nov r : 1761 They ordered the 
Clerk to Issue out a warrant to warn the several perfons here- 
after mentioned to Depart out of town Viz Daniel Edds with 
his wife and Child who came Last from Charlstown about the 
month of April last & Refide at the Houfe of Jedidiah Leath & 
Thomas Rufsel who came l ^ st from Bofton in the County of 
Suffolk in the month March last & Stephen Mafon who came 
from s d "Bofton in May or June last and both Refide at the 
houfe of the wid° Mary Learned And Richard Trufdal and his 
wife and four Children who came last from Newton and Refide 
in a Houfe that belongs to John Hunt Esq r they came into 
town in August last past and abiah Foster who came last from 
Waltham on the Second day of July last and Refides at the Houfe 
of Andrew White alfo Kezia Rufel who came last from Bofton 
in the County of Suffolk in the Month of April last to Refide 

at the Houfe of Samuel Nutting- 

A Warrant was Issue d out accordingly & given to Conftable 
Simon Whitney and the Service was done (Except to Kezia 
Rufsel who Could not be found) and the warrants Returned 
Cautions entered Dec 1 " Sefsions 

Attest Jon a Brown Town Clerk 
at s d Meeting the Selectmen Signed an order on the town 
Treafurer to pay the town Creditors what was granted them last 
march Meeting also an order to pay the Rev d M r Seth Storer his 
Salary for the prefent Year 



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At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of Cap 1 Edward 
Harrington on Monday the Seventh day of Dec r : 1761 
They being Informed that on Katherine Draper was come to 
Refide at the Houfe of Mathew Johnfon in Watertown She 
came last from Deadham in the County of Suffolk her Circum- 
ftances being Such that they Refufe to admitt her to be an In- 
habitant of Said town Ordered the Clerk to Issue out a war- 
rant to warn her out of town a warrant was Issued out ac- 
cordingly and given to S. Whitney and the Service done & the 
warrant Returned and the Caution Entered at December Sessions 

Attest J Brown Town Clerk 

[217] At S d Meeting the Selectmen being Informed that 
Kezia Rufsel was Lurking about & Could not be found at prefent 
ordered the Clerk to give out an other warrant to M r Simon 
Whitney to warn her out as Soon as She can be found which was 
accordingly done 

They alfo Agreed that m rs Learned the wife of Jonas Learned 
Should Continue at m r Jonathan Child's where She now is till 
further orders And that the s d m r Child and m r Nathaniel 
Stone who are two of the Selectmen be Deiired to gitt what 
things She has at Cambridge and bring them to m r Child" Houfe 

— The Selectmen ordered the Treafurer to Call upon the per- 
fons, who Received thofe persons into town (that have bin warned 
out) emediately to pay the Charge thereof, and if any perfon or 
perfons Refufe or Neglect to pay the Same to Sue them emediate- 
ly 

They Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay the Committe 
thirteen pounds eleven Shillings for making fifty five Rods of 
Stone wall and for Posts on the miniiteral place 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the Eighteenth day of 

January 1762 at the Houfe of the wid° Mary Learned 

The Select-men ware Informed that Elizabeth Warrin was 
in a way to Spend what Estate She had they Defired Cap 1 Ed- 
ward Harrington to go & Inquire into her Circumftances and 
Report at the Next meeting 

M r . Nathaniel Coollidge Jun r informed that his Uncle Samuel 
Coollidge was with him and wanted Some Cloathing 
The Selectmen agreed that s d Nath 11 Coollidge Jun r Should 
procure him one pair of Shoes two Shirts two pair of Stockings 
a Felt hat and a Hanckercheif & a wollen Cap they alfo Agreed 
to allow M r Coollidge 4 s /8 p r week for Boarding S d Samuel till 
further orders 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of L* Daniel 
Whitney on Fryday the Nineteenth Day of Feb^ AD 1762. 



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They agreed upon a Town Meeting to be on Monday the first 
Day of March next at Nine of the Clock before noon at the 
publick Meeting Houfe And Directed the Clerk to Issue out 
warrants to the Several Conftables to warn the freeholders & 
other Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in Town affairs 
to meet at time Place afore s d for the ends fowllowing (Viz) — 

(1) 

[218] (1) To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting (2) 
To Choofe Selectmen a Town Clerk Treafurer and all other 
town officers Required by law to be Chofe in the month of 
march annually (3) To Choofe a Saxton and agree how he 
Shall be paid for his Service (4) To put in their Votes for a 
County Treafurer (5) To know the minde of the town whether 
Swine Shall Run at large the enfueing Year — To Choofe a 
Com u to Examin the Treafurers accounts and pafs any Votes 
thereon they may think proper (7) For the town to Appropiate 
the Intereft money Comeing to them the prefent Year the year 
begining the eleventh Day of December last past (8) To Grant 
a Salary for the Rev d M r Seth Storer for the Year Enfueing the 
Year begining the first Day of March Next (9) To Grant 
money for the Support of the School (10) To Grant money for 
the Support of the poor (11) To Grant money for Repairing 
the Great Bridge (12) To Hear the accounts of thofe perfons 
the town is Indebted to and grant money to pay the Same (13) 
To Grant money to Repair the High-ways & town-ways if the 
town think proper. And to Choofe the Surveyors Collectors of 
the High-way Rate and Determin the price of Labour in working 
out said Rate (14) To hear the pleas of the prefent or any of 
the late Conftables for Abateing any perticular perfons Rate & 
for the town to act their pleafure thereon (15) To Hear the 
Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants praying the town to 
give Liberty to make alterations in the hind Seats in the Gallary 
in the Meeting-houfe as Settforth in their Petition and for the 
town to act their pleafure thereon (16) To Hear the petition 
of y e wid° Murch praying the town to Grant her a Small peice 
of land to accomedate her Houfe as the town may think proper 
(17) To Hear the Report of the Committe on the affair of the 
work-Houfe and for the town to make Some further grant of 
money to hire a Suitable Houfe or to Build one for that pur- 
pose or do any thing on the affair they may think proper (18) 
To hear the Petition of Joseph Harrington Guardian to Henry 
Learned praying the town to take into Confideration the Cir- 
cumftances of s d Henry as Sett forth in s d petition and for the 
town to act their pleafure thereon (19) To know the minde 
of the town whether they will bear any part of the Charge of 
Supporting Jonas Learned wife and Children or whether Thomas 
Learned Shall be oblidged to do the whole as he is liable to by 



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Law and for the town to act any thing on the affair they may 
think proper. (20) To Hear and take into Confideration the 
petition of the Second precinct in in Cambridge preferred to the 
General Court (a Copy whereof the Selectmen have been Served 
with) praying that Some 

part 

[219] part of Watertown may be annexed to them and for 
the town to do any thing or things they may think proper You 
are Likewife to order the Conftables to notify the perfons to 
whome the town is Indebted to bring in their accounts to the 
Selectmen at the Houfe of the wid° Mary Learned on Fryday 
the Twenty Sixth Day of February Currant in order to there 
being laid before the town. And to Notify the Surveyors of 
High-ways who have not made up their accounts to bring in their 
accounts to the Selectmen at s d time and place — 
at this meeting they ordered the Clerk to Issue out warrants 
to warn Josiah Stone with abigail his wife & Four Children 
(Viz) Abigail Elizabeth Josiah & Rachal out of town and Jerufha 
Fuller who came last from Newton about September last and 
Jonathan Scoot who Came last from Roxbury in the County of 
Suffolk about September last and Sarah Kendal who Came last 
from Waltham about September last their Circumftances being 
Such that the Selectmen Refufe to Receive them to be Inhabitants 
N B Josiah Stone & Famaly last from Lexington in April Last 

— Warrants ware Issued out accordingly J Brown T C 
The Selectmen Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay m r 
Nathaniel Stone one pound Twelve Shillings 3/1 farthing for 
Cloathing which the Selectmen procured for the wid° Lydia 
Warrin 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Fryday the 26 Day of Feb 17 

1762 at the houfe of the wid° mary Learned 

m r Samuel 11 Soden one of the late Surveyors of High ways 
Informed the Selectmen that he had worked out his Highway 

Rate which they Accepted 

At this meeting they Signed on order on the Treafurer to pay 
the Several Perfons the Several Sums Sett to their names agreable 
to their accounts which they gave into the Selectmen (Viz) 

To Jonas White for Boarding and Cloathing 



Joseph Stearns one Year: 22: 2:3 

To Jonas Beamed for Boarding Mary Cool- 

lidge to the 26 of Feb r y 4 : 13 : 7 

To Simon Coollidge for Boarding the wid° 

Warrin 21 weeks 7: 2:6 

To Nath 1 Coollidge Jun r for Boarding Sam 11 
Coollidge till the first Day of March Next and 
for a Cap and a pair of Stockings 2:16:1:2 



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8 



: 8 
And 



To L l Daniel Whitney for keeping Jonas 

Learneds wife and Children 0:14:8:0 

To Jonathan Child for Jonas Learneds wife 

and Children 5: 8:5 — 

To Samuel Child for Jonas Learneds Child — 3:11:2:2 
To Joseph Coollidge for Boarding the wid° 
Maddox till the Twenty Seventh Day of 

February Next 10 

To m r Marfhal Spring for keeping the School 
three months 13 
To m r Samuel Cotton for keeping the School 
three Months: 13 

[220] 

And To M r Samuel Whitney for work at the 

Highways & Town ways 6: 7: 8:3 

To M r Oliver Livermore for work at Said 

ways 6: 14: 10 — 

To Cap 1 Nathaniel Coollidge for taking the 

Invoice in May 1: 6: — 

To m r John Kemball for taking said Invoice — 1 : 4 — — 

To Jon a Brown for taking Said Invoice 2 : 8 — — 

alfo Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay L l Daniel Whitney 
the Sum of five pounds twelve Shillings & ^ /2 for Labour don by 
Several perfons at the Great Bridge 

Likewife at this Meeting the town Creditors brought in their 
accounts to the Selectmen in order to their being lay'd before the 

town which are as follows (Viz) 

To D r Josiah Convers for Delivering Jonas 
Learneds* wife : 

To L* Daniel Whitney for Cash paid to Joseph 
Welfh for mending the Schoolhoufe Glafs — 
To John Hunt Esq r for Houfe Rent an other 

Nefcesrys for the french Family 

To Joseph Whitney for Six large Stones for a 
Bridge 

To Simon Whitney for Stones for the bridge 
by Sangers 



To Cornelius Waldo for powder & ball for 
W m White and John Warrin when going on 
the alarm in 1757 : 

To Jon a Brown for Serving Treafurer & 

afsefsor the Year past — 

To Sam 11 and Jonas Barned for Rocks for two 
Bridges — 



2 


: 13 


: 4 





: 8 


: 4 : 3 


19 


: 16 


: 





: 3 


: 4 


1 


: 


: 8 — 


el 


: 9 


: 4 : 3 


i 


: 4 


: — 





: 6 


: 6 


3 


: 9 


: 4 — 





: 10 


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To Jonas Bond Jun r for Serving Conftable 

&c— 1 : 0:0 — 

To Nath 11 Harrington for like Service : 9:0 — 

To David Bemis for like Service 0:9:0 — 

To Cap r Nath 11 Coollidge for Serving afsefsor 

the Year past 0:16:0 

To m r John Kemball for Like Service 0:16:0 



33 : 10 :11 : 2 

[221] At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders and 

other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallify'd to Vote 

in town affairs Regularly Aisembled and Meet at the publick 

Meeting Houfe in s d town on Monday the first day of March 

AD 1762 for the Choiie of Town officers and Tranfacting other 

Town affairs as Mentioned in the warrant 

Voted k Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r Moderator for s d meeting 

Jonas Bond Esq r 

U Daniel Whitney 

Voted & Chofe for Selectmen \ Cap 1 Edward Harrington 

M' Jon a Child 

M r Nath 1 Stone 

Voted & Chofe for Town Clerk Cap 1 Jon a Brown who was Sworn 

at this time by John Hunt J Peace 

Voted & Chofe for Town Treasure Cap 1 . Jon a Brown 

f M r John Kemball 

Voted & Chofe for afsefsors \ Cap 1 Jon a Brown 

[ M r Mofes Stone 

M r Benj n Felton 

M r Thomas Harrington 

\ M r Jon a Stone 

( M r John Cook 

Voted & Chofe Sealer of Leather Isaac Sanderl'on 

j M r Nathan Coollidge 

/ M r David Bemis 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of ( M r Daniel Sawin 

High ways ) M r Jon a Bemis Jun r 

*t- * - rr, . . ( M r Joseph Coollidge 

Voted & Chofe Tythingmen 

Voted & Chofe Hogreives — 



Voted & Chofe for Conftables 

Voted & Chofe for Wardens 
Voted & Chofe Sealer of Leath 
Voted & Chofe fence Veiwers 



( M r Josepi 
( M r John 



Stearns 

M r Sam 11 Jenifon Jun r 

M 1 David Coollidge Jun r 

- r . . . ( M r Cornelius Waldo 

\oted & Chofe Deerreives j M , Jedidiah Leath 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of Timber ( M r Jonas Coollidge 
Planck &c— j M r Bez 11 Learned 

M r Sam 11 Nutting 



Voted & Chofe Howards } M , Edward Harrington 



Voted & Chole Clerk of the Market M r Corm 



JUS 



Waldo 



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Voted Gager of Cask M r Samuel Cook 

Voted & Chofe Cullars of Hoops & Staves |^J r SmTt^Prentice 

Voted * Chofe for Saxton m r Simon Haftings 

Voted to pay the Saxton by two Contrebutions as Ufual 

[222] Voted that Swine Shall Run at large the prefent 

Year under the Regulation of the law 

Voted to Choofe a Committe to Examin the Treafurs accounts 
and that they make Report at the adjournment of this meeting 

{Dea Samuel Fisk 
M r Nath 11 Harrington 
M r John Kemball 
Voted to appropriate the Interest money Comeing to the town 
as it was last Year (Viz) five Shillings & eight pence to the School 
and the Remainder to the Minifter 

Voted & Granted the Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 a Salary for the 
Rev d M r Seth Storer the enfueing Year the Interest money appro- 
priated to that ufe to be part of Said Sum 

Voted & Granted the Sum of 40 pounds to Support y* School 
Voted & Granted the Sum of 80 pounds to Support y* Poor 
Then the Nineteenth Article was Read and after long Debate 
thereon the Queftion was put whether the town will do any thing 
towards the Support of Jonas Learneds Family and it past in 
the Negative '■ 

Then the Question was put whether it be y e mind of the town 
to adjourn this Meeting with the Remaining bufinefs till To mor- 
row at twelve of the Clock at this place 

and it paft in the affeirmative 
Then the moderator Declared it was accordingly adjourn'd 

At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown at the publick meeting Houfe in s d town 
on Tuesday the Second Day march AD 1762 By Adjour x - the 
meeting being Opened the town proceed on the Eleventh article 
and 

Voted & Granted the Sum of Six pounds to Repair the great 
Bridge — 

Then the accounts of thofe perfons to whome the town is 
Indebted were Read to the town and accepted by the town (Ex- 
cept Eleven pounds Sixteen Shillings in John Hunt Esq" and 
Jonas Barneds for Extraordinaries for Mary Coollidge) and the 
Sum Twenty pounds five Shillings & 6/3 farthings was Voted 
& Grated to pay the Same 

Then the Com 11 - on the Treafurers accounts gave in ti ^ ir Report 
which was Read to the town and 



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the Vote was put whether the town do accept of this Report 
and that it be Recorded 

and it past in the affeirmative 

And 

[223] And is as follows (Viz) 

We the Subscribers Appointed by the Town to Examin the 
Town Treafurers Acc tts - Upon Examination find Said Acc ts - 
well Vouch't and Right Cast 

Sam 11 Fisk 

Watertown March : 2 d . 1762 Nath 1 Harrington 

John Kemball — 

Voted to mend the High-ways by a Rate the prefent Year 
Voted and Granted the Sum of £40 pounds to Repair s d ways 
Voted & Chofe the Surveyors of the High ways Collectors of 
the Highway Rate 

Voted that the Price in working out Said Highway Rate be 

the Same it was in the Year 1760 

Voted to abate the wid° Phebe Jackfons Rates in Conftable 

s d q 

Nathniel Harringtons lists and Granted the Sum of 3 : 11 — 3 
farthings to make it good 

Then the petition of Jon a Learned Jun r and others was Read 
to the town Relating to the Seats in the Meeting houfe and the 
Vote was put whether it be the mind of y e town So far to grant 
the prayer of Said petition as that the Said alterations be made 
at the Charge of the town and that the Difpotion of the Seats be 
as the town Shall think Proper — and it past in the affeirmative 
Voted that the prefent Selectmen be a Com" to manage s d affair 
Then the wid° Murchs Request laid before the town and the 
Town Voted that the Selectmen lay out a peice of Land (as they 
proper) for the Said wid° Murch to Improve During the towns 
pleafure — 

The Seventeenth Eighteenth and Twentieth articles not being 
past upon a Motion was made & Seconded and put to Vote whether 
it be the minde of the town to put of thefe articles to May meet- 
ing Next 

and it past in the affirmative 

Voted to Reconfider the Vote Relating to Swine 

Then the Moderator Defolv'd the Meeting 

[224] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the 
Wid° Mary Learned on Tuefday the Second Day of March AD 
1762 for the Swareing the Town officers four of the Select- 
men took the oath Relating to other Governments Bill 



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Jonas Bond Esq r 

L l Daniel Whitney Sworn p r J Brown T Clerk 
(Viz) \ Cap 1 Edward Harrington 
M r Jon a Child 
M r Nath 1 Stone 
Jonathan Brown the oths of Treafure & afsefsor 
John Kemball and ) , , , , 
Mofes Stone the } oath of afsefsors 
Benj n Felton & Thomas Harrington y* oath of Conftable 
Jonathan Stone & John Cook the oath of Warden 
David Bemis y* oath of fenceveiwer 

Daniel Sawin y e oaths of Surveyor of Highways & Collector 

Joseph Coollidge & John Stearns the oath of Tythingmen 

Sam 11 Jenifon Jun r the oath of Hoogreive 

Cornelius Waldo & Jedidiah Leath the oath of Deerreives 

Jonas Coollidge & Bezaleel Learned the oath of Surveyors of 

Timber 

Edward Harrington Jun r the oath of Howard 

Cornelius Waldo the oath of Clerk of the Market 

Samuel Cook & Smith Prentice the oath of Cullars of Hoops 

Staves &c . . . . 

The above Named perfons ware all Sworn before 

John Hunt Justice Peace 

Watertown March : 9 : 1762 
Le l Daniel Whitney took the Money oath Required by law to 
Quallifie him to Serve as Selectman & Isaac Sanderfon took the 
oath of Sealer of Leather Nathan Coollidge took the oath of 
Fence Veiwer 

Sworn p r Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

[225] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the 
wid° Mary Learned on Tuesday the Ninth Day of march A D. 
1762 for puting out the poor They Agreed that m r Joseph 
Coollidge Should Board Samuel Coollidge at 4/1 p r week and 

the wid° Maddox at 4/1 p r week till further orders 

They agreed with m r Jonas White to keep Joseph Stearnes for 
the prefent 

They agreed with James Berned to Board mary Coollidg till 

further orders at 13/6 pence p r week 

And they agreed with m r Simon Coollidge to keep the wid° 
Warrin at Six Shillings & eight pence p r week for the prefent — 

They alfo agreed to have a Town Meeting on Monday next 
at one of y* Clock afternoon at the publick Meeting Houfe and 
ordered the Clerk to Issue out warrants to warn the Inhabitants 
to meet at time and place afore Said to act on the following Ar- 
ticles (Viz) (1) To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting 



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(2) To hear the Report of the Committe on the affair of the 
work houfe and for the town to grant a Sum of money to hire 
a Suitable houfe or Build one for that purpose, and for the town 
to act any thing on the affair they may think proper (3) To hear 
and take into Confideration the Petition of Second precinct 
in Cambridge prefered to the General Court (a Copy whereof the 
Selectmen have been Served with) Praying that Some part of 
Watertown may be annexed to them and for the town to act any 
thing or things on the affair they may think proper — 

(4) To know the minde of the town whether Swine Shall Run 
at Large the prefent Year — 

Warrants were Issued out accordingly 

Attest Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Monday the fifteenth day of 
March AD 1762 at the publick meeting houfe 
they being Informed that one Mary Stearns was Come to Dwell 
at the Houfe of Jonas Bond Esq r who Came last from Charlstown 
about the month of June last past and one Ruhamah Wellington 
Come to Dwell in town and Refides at the Houfe of Ebenezer 
Mafon She Came last from Wefton in the month of April Last 
past their Circumftances being Such that the Selectmen Refufe 
to admitt them to be Inhabitants of Watertown and ordered the 
Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn them out of town which 
was accordingly Don 

attest J Brown Town Cler — 

[226] At Said Meeting they ordered the Clerk to write to 
Thomas Learned of Deadham to acquaint him that unlets he 
Came and took Care of Jonas Learneds wife and Children and 
pay what Charge the Town had bin at they Should take the Steps 
of the law in y l Case provided 

At a General Town Meeting of the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in Town 
affairs Regulerly afsembled at the publick Meetinghoufe in Said 
town on Monday the fifteenth Day of March AD 1762 for 
Tranfacting the affairs Sett forth in ^ Warrant 
Voted & Chofe Cap 1 - Jonathan Brown Moderator for s d Meeting 
The Second article was Read and after long Debate thereon 
1 the Quefton was put whether the A Town will Build a Work houfe 
the prefent Year and it past in the Negative 

Put to Vote Whether the town will act any thing further on 
this article and it past in the Negative 

Then the third article was Read relating to Cambridge Second 
precincts petition together with Said petition and after Confid- 
eration thereon the Question was put whether it the mind of the 



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afsefsors 
Certificate 



town that any part thereof be annexed to Said precinct and it 
past in the Negative 

Voted & Chofe Jonas Bond Esq r M r Nathaniel Harrington 
and M r Samuel Fisk to be a Committe to make anfwer to the 
great and General Court in the name of the town to s d Petition 
of the Second precinct in Cambridge — 

The fourth article was Read and the Question was put whether 
it be the mind of the town Swine may Run at Learge the prefent 
Year and it past in the affirmative 

The Buifinefs of the Meting being over it was Difolved 

[227] To the Seamen 
Gentlemen 

. This may Certify that we the Subscribers have 
' afsest the Rateable poles & Estates in S d town the 
Sum of fourty pounds and have Committed lists of 
s d afsefsment to the Several Surveyors who are 
alfo Collectors of the High-way Rate (Viz) 
To Jonathan Bemis Ju r the Sum of — 21 : : 

and to Daniel Sawin the Sum of 19 : : 

with Lawfull warrants to levy & Collect the same 
or See it worked out agreable to the Vote of the 
town So as to make up their accounts with Your 
Selves at on or before the last Day of November 
Next 

Watertown March : 16 : 1762 

John Kembali \ . f . 
Jon' Brown I ^ efeors for 
Mofes Stone J Watertown 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Monday the third Day of 
May AD 1762 at the Houfe of the wid° Mary Learned — 
They agreed with Jonas Beamed to keep Mary Coollidge for 
two pifterens p r week till further orders — 

This being the Year for Preambulating the lines between towns 
they Appointed mifs R Jonathan Child and Nathaniel Stone to go 
on Said Service, Next Monday at eight of the Clock in the morn- 
ing with Cambridge, at twelve of the Clock at noon with Wal- 
tham, and at four of the Clock afternoon with Newton and or- 
dered the Clerk to Notify the Selectmen of Said towns which 

was accordingly don the Next Day p r J Brown T Cler 

They Likewife ordered the Clerk to give out a warrant to 
one of y c Conftables to warn Elizabeth Livermore to Depart out 
of Watertown who came into town about the month of August 
last who came last from Cambridge and Refides at the Houfe of 
Nehemiah Mafon Which was Accordingly Done and the war- 



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rant was given to Conftable Thomas Harrington — the Service 
was done and the Caution was Entered at may Sefsion 

Attest Jon a Brown T C — 

at this Meeting they agreed with m r Jonas Bearnard to keep 
Mary Coollidge for two piftareens p r week till further orders — 

[228] At Said Meeting the Selectmen having Rec d a Pre- 
cept Requiring them to afsemble the Inhabitants of Watertown 
who are Qullifeed to Vote in the Choife of a Reprefentative In 
obfervance whereof they Ordered the Clerk to Issue out war- 
rants to the Conftables Requiring them to warn the freeholders 
and other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote 
in the Choife of Reprefentative to Afsemble and Meet together 
at the Publick Meeting Houfe in Said town on Monday the 
Seventeenth Day of may at one of the Clock afternoon Then 
& there to Elecl: and Depute one Suitable Perfon to Serve for 
& Reprefent them in a Great & general Court or afsembly ap- 
pointed to be held and keept for his Majesty's Service at the Court 
Houfe in Boston on Wednefday the Twenty Sixth day of May 
Currant — And Likewife to order the Conftables to warn the 
freeholders and other Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in 
Town affairs to meet at two of the Clock the Same Day at the 
Same place for the Ends following (Viz) — 
First to Choofe a Moderator for s d Meeting 

(21y) To Hear the Petition of Joseph Harrington Guardian 
to Henry Learned praying the town to take into Confideration 
the Circumftances of s d Henry as Settforth in Said petition and 
for the town to act their pleafure thereon (31y) To know the 
minde of the town they will Purchafe the Remainder of the two 
acres of land Belonging to the Heirs of Nathaniel Harris Esq r 
Late of Watertown (if it may be had) Where the Meeting 
houie Stands for Publick Ufes and for the town to act any 
thing on the affair they may think proper — (41y) For the town 
to add to ^ take from the lists of Jurymen as they may think 
proper — 

51y To Hear the pleas of any of the Late Conftables for 
abateing any Perticuler Rates in their lists and for the town to 
act any thing on the affair they may think proper — 
Which was accordingly Don bareing Date the 7 Day 

J Brown T Cler — 

[229] At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallify'd to Vote in 
the Choife of a Reprefentative Regularly afsembled at the pub- 
lick Meeting Houfe in S d town on Monday the Seventeenth Dav 
of may AD 1762 

The Votes ware Called for and were Sorted and Counted 



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and it appeared that L 1 Daniel Whitney was Chofen to Repre- 
fent the town at the Great and general Court appointed to be 
Conven'd held and keept for his Majesty's Service at the Court 
Houfe in Boston upon Wednefday the Twenty Sixth Day of 
may Currant 

At a Gen 1 1 Town Meeting of the freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown who are Quallify'd to Vote in town 
affairs Regularly afsembled at the publick meeting Houfe in s d 
town on Monday the Seventeenth Day of May 1762 for Tranf- 

acting the bufinefs as Settforth in the warrants 

Voted and Chofe Cap 1 Jonathan Brown Moderator for s d Meet- 
ing— 

The Second article was Read Relating to m r Joseph Harring- 
tons Petition and s d Harrington Informed the town that he was 
not Ready and that article was Difmift 

Then the third article was Read and after long Debate thereon 
It was put to Vote whether the town will Choofe a Committe to 
Treat with the Heirs of Nathaniel Harris Esq r Deceaf 1 to Se 
whether they will Sell the Remainder of the two acres of land 
to the town and for what Sum and Report to the town at their 
next Meeting and it past in the Negative — 

Then y e fourth article was Read together with the list of 
Jurymen and they Voted that mifs r Thomas Saftmarfhs Samuel 
Hagers & William Godings Names be taken out of the Box's 
Voted that mifs urs John Sawin David Bemis, James Dix, Simon 
Whitney, Ebenezer Stone Juner, Thomas Harrington, Edward 
Richardfon, Jonathan Bemis Jun r , & Daniel Bonds be put into 
the Superior Box And that Mofes Hager, Daniel Edds, Thomas 
Rufsell, Daniel Byles, Robert Learned, Elifha Learned, John 
Chenery, James Vila & Jonathan Coollidge Goding be put into 
the Inferior Box 

The fifth article Read but no Conftables made any Pleas for 
abatements So the article Dropt 
and the Meeting was Difolved — 

[230] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of the 
wid° Mary Learned on the : 8 Day of July AD 1762 

They Rec d an account of m r Nathaniel Stone for Clothing 
which he procured for Samuel Coollidge amounting to two pounds 
two Shillings and Eleven pence three farthings and Signed an 
order on y c Treafurer for the payment of the Same at this meet- 
ing Nath 11 Coollidge Notify'd the Selectmen that he had Rec'd 
into his houfe a Negro woman Named Lois Barda. And M r 
Nathaniel Stone Informed that he had Taken into his Family the 
wid° Lydia Warrin and that She Came last Fryday and that he 
will keep her for 6/ p r week for the prefent and m r Jonas Berned 



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Informed the Selectmen that Mary Coollidge was in want of 
Some Cloathing and they agreed that s d Berned Should procure 
two Shifts two Caps one peticoat one pair of Stockings and git 
her Shoes mended 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of V s wid° Mary 
Learned on Wedensday the 25 th Day of August AD 1762 The 
Selectmen haveing Received a List of y e Perfons Licenced the 
Last Year (Viz) Thomas Saltmarfh and Mary Learned In- 
holders John Hunt Esq r Cornelius Waldo John Remington & 
Hannah Livermore Retailers which perfons the Selectmen ap- 
prove of their haveing their Licences Renewed for the Prefent 
Year 

At the Selectmens Meeting on the 8 day of July AD. 1762 
Mifs urs Jonathan Child & Nathaniel Stone made Verbal Re- 
port that they had Meet with the Select-men of adjacent towns 
and Renew'd the Bounds betwen Watertown and the adjacent 
towns 

[231] At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown 
Weston & Waltham at the Houfe of m r Richard Cutting in 
Waltham on the 31 st Day of august AD 1762 The Accounts 
of y* Charge of y e Great Bridge over Charles River in Watertown 
Since the last Adjustments were this Day Proportioned and Ad- 
justed Betwen the three Towns See the acc tts . at Large Signed 
By y e Selectmen of Each town Entered Lib : 2 Page (63) in 
the Treafury 

At this Meeting the Selectmen ordered the Clerk to write an 
order in their Name to the Selectmen of Weston to pay Jonas 
Harrington Five pounds Nine Shillings & five pence which is in 
full of what is Due to him for the planck which he brought to 
the Bridge — — which was Accordingly done the Same day 

Signed Jon 3 Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on the Second Day of Nov r 
1 762 at y e Houfe of m r Nath 1 Stone They agreed that L l Daniel 
Whitney & Cap 1 Edward Harrington were Defired to Repair the 

School-Houfe in Such a Manner as they think Nefsacery 

They being Informed that one John Draper & Ann his wife 
and their Child Ann were Come to Dwell in Watertown who 
Came last from Roxbury in y e County of Suffolk in y e month of 
April or May last And Josiah Stearnes who Came last from 
Weftminfter in y e County of Worcefter in Feb^ last And 
Jane Nutting & her two Children (Viz) Mary & Charls who 
Came last from Needham in y e County of Suffolk about the 
months of March or April last past and Jafon Bathrick who 
Came last from Cambridge in y e County of Midd x in y e month of 



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august last past And Elizabeth Bond who Came last Fr ° m s d 
Cambridge in the month of last past And John Stratton 

& his wife Mary & their four Children who Came last from Said 
Cambridge about the month of March or April last past alio 
Lois Berdu who Came last from Lexington in y e County of 
Midd llx . in y* month of last past the Circumftances of 

them being Such the Select-men Refufe to Accept them to be In- 
habitants of Watertown and ordered the Clerk to Issue out war- 
rants Directed to y e Conftables to warn them out of Town 
which was Accordingly Don and the Service don and y* 
Cautions entered at Dec r : Sefsions 

Attest J. Brown Town Clerk 

[232] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on Monday y* 22 Day 
of Nov r : AD 1762 at y e Houfe of y e Wid° Mary Learned 
They Agreed that m r Isaac Sanderfon Should Board y e Wid° 
Maddox who Came to his Houfe y* Tenth Day of October last 
till further Orders and have four Shillings p r week therefor — 
They Signed Orders on the Treafurer to pay David Coollidge 
y e Sum Sixteen Shillings & one penney two farthings for things 
procured for Sam 1 Coollidge Likewife to pay Nath 1 Stone 
: 19 : 3 : 2 for Cloathing w h . he procured for y e Wid° War- 
rin Alfo an Order to pay y e Town Creditors y* Sum of 
20 : 4 : 6 : 3 farthings which was Granted them Last March 
Meeting — 

They alfo agreed to have a Gen 1 Town Meeting on Monday 
the Sixth Day of December Next at y* Publick meeting Houfe at 
one of y e Clock afternoon for y e ends following (Viz) 
(1) To Choofe a Moderator for s d Meeting (2) To hear 
what has been done Relating to y* Charge which has arifen to the 
Town by Jonas Learned wife and Children and for y* Town to 
acl: any thing on the affair they may think proper (3) Upon the 
Request of Cap 1 John Brown to know whether the town will 
allow him Interest for the money which is due to him for his 
Pew from y e time he offer'd it to the town and for the Town to 
Act any thing on the affair they think proper (4) To know 
whether the Town will abate any Perticuler Perfons Rates in 
any of y e Late Conftables lists and to act any thing on y e affair 
they may think Proper — 

(5) To know whether the Town will allow any of y* Late 
Conftables any pay for their Services who have not Received 
any thing there for (6) To know the minde of y e Town whether 
they will Sell a Small peice or Slip of Land Near y* wid° Murches 
Houfe which belongs to the town and to act any thing on the 
affair they may think proper — 

And Ordered the Clerk to Issue out warrants Directed to y e 



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Conftables to warn the Inhabitants to meet at the time and 
Place for y e Ends afore Said which was accordingly Don 

attest Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

[233] At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders & 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Quallified to vote in town 
affairs Reguarly Meet at the Publick Meeting-Houfe in s d Town 
on Monday the Sixth Day of Dec r : AD 1762 — 

Voted and Chofe Jon a Brown Moderator for s d Meeting 
2 article Read and after Debate thereon the Vote was Put if it 
be the mind of the Town that If the wid° Mary Learned Shall 
pay one Half of what Charge the town has been at for the Sup- 
port of Jonas Learneds wife and Children that the Treafurer 
upon Receipt thereof Shall give her and Thomas Learned a Dif- 
charge in full for the time past and it past in the affiermative — 
Put to Vote whether it be the minde of the town to allow 
Cap 1 . John Brown Intereft on the money that is Due to him for 
his pew and it past in the affirmative 

The 4 article was Read but none of the Conftables ask't to 
have any perfons Rates abated and So it Dropt 
The fifth Article Read & James Dix afked for Six pounds 
for his Services as Conftable. And the Vote was Put whether 
the town will allow his y 6 Said Six pounds 

and it Past in the Negative — 
The Sixth article Read and the Vote Was Put Whether it be 
the minde of the town to Sell the peice of land Near the wid° 
Murches Houfe & that the Selectmen be Impowered to Sell the 
Same if they think proper — 

and it Past in the Affirmative 
The buifinefs being over the Meeting was Difolved — 

[234] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of y e 
wid° Mary Learned on the : 17 : Day January AD 1763 — 
They Signed on Order on the Town Treafurer to pay the 
Rev d M r Seth Storer : 66 : 13 :4 which was Greanted for his 
Sallary for the Year 1762 — They being informed that m r Jonas 
Harrington Jun r of Wefton was not paid for y* Plank which he 

had given 

brought to the great Bridge for which they a an order on 
the Selectmen of Wefton they Signed an order on the Treafurer to 
pay said Harrington the Sum of 5 : 9 : 5 which is in full of 
what is due to him They alfo Signed an order to pay m r 
Marfhall Spring our Prefent Schoolmafter the Sum of Sixteen 
Pounds in part of his wages for Keeping School in Watertown — 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen at y* Houfe of the wid° Mary 
Learned on Monday the 21 day of Feb^ Anno Domini 1763 
They ware Informed that there was one George Allen and Hannah 
his wife & their two Children (Viz) George and Abigail who 
Came last from Waltham about the month of may last and 



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Refide at the houfe of Andrew White And one Lydia Wyre 
who came last from s d Waltham about the Same time and 
Refides at the Houfe of William Bond Their Circumftances 
being Such that the Select-men Refufe to accept them to be In- 
habitants of Watertown Therefore they ordered the Clerk to 
Issue out warrants to warn them out of Town which was accord- 
ly done and the Service was don and the warrants Returned the 
Cautions entered at March Court — 

Att Jon a Brown Cler — 

At this meeting they Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay 
m r Jonathan Child Two pounds two Shillings & d l/2 which he 
has Expended on the poor Alfo Two pounds thirteen Shillings 
and four pence for Nurfing Jonas Learneds Child to m r Samuel 
Child— 

[235] And at this meeting they agreed to have the annual 
Town Meeting on the Seventh day of march Next at the 
Publick Meeting Houfe at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon 
and Directed the Clerk to Issue out warrants Directed to the 
Conftables to warn the freeholders & other Inhabitants who are 
Quallified to Vote in Town affairs to Meet at time and place 
afores d for the ends following — (Viz) (1) To Choofe a Moder- 
ator for said meeting (2) To Choofe Selectmen Town Clerk 
Treafurer and all other town officers Required by law to be 
Chofe in the month of march annually (3) To Choofe a Saxton 
and agree how he Shall be paid for his Service (4) To put in 
their Votes for a County Treafurer (5) To know whether Swine 
Shall Run at Large the Enfueing Year (6) To Choofe a Com", 
to Examin y* Treafurers accounts and to pafs any Votes on them 
they may think proper (7) For the town to appropriate the 
Intereft money Comeing to them the prefent Year y 6 Year be- 
gining the eleventh day of December last past (8) To Grant a 
Sallary for the Rev d M r Seth Storer for y* Year enfueing y e 
Year begining the first day of march Next (9) To Grant 
money for y e Support of the School (10) To Grant money for 
the Support of the poor (11) To Grant money for Repairing 
the Great Bridge (12) To hear the accounts of thole perfons 
the town is Indebted to and Grant money to pay the Same 
(13) To Grant money to Repair the High-ways and Town-ways 
if the Town think proper and to Choofe the Surveyors Collectors 
of the Highway Rate & Determin the price of labour in working 
out Said Rate (14) To hear the Pleas of any of the prefent or 

in their lists 

late Conftables for abateing any perticular Perfons Rates A 
and for the town to act their pleafure thereon (15) To 
Here the Report of Com", that were Chofen to Sell a Small 
peice of Land Near the wid° Murches houfe and for the 
Town to Act any thing on the affair they may think proper (16) 



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To know the minde of the town whether they will Choofe a 
Committe to Petition the great & General Court for Liberty to 
Sell y e Wid°. Lydia Warrins thirds to be laid out for her Sup- 
port (17) To know the minde of the town whether they will 
Sell a Small peice of land Near John & Phinehas Stearnes Houfe 
and for y 6 Town to act any thing on the affair they may think 
proper 

Likewife to Notify y e Town Creditors to bring in their ac- 
counts to the Selectmen at the wid° mary Learneds houfe on 
Fryday the fourth day of March Next at one of y e Clock after- 
noon 

Warrants were Issued out accordingly dated y* 22 Day of 
Feb^- 1763 

Att Jon a Brown Town Cler 

[236] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Wido Mary 
Learneds on Fryday the fourth day of march 1763 the perfons 
whih kept the Poor brought in their accounts to the Selectmen 
which are as follows (Viz) Nathaniel Stone for Boarding the 
wid° Lydia Warrin from y* Second Day of July last to y* fourth 
day of march 1763 which is thirty five weeks at Six Shillings P r 



s d 

week which Comes to — — — — £10:10:0 
and for two Tythingmens Stalfs 0:2:8 



10 : 12 : 8 

And Simon Coollidge brought an account for 
Boarding s d Warrin 17 weeks at 6/8 P week 

which comes to 5 : 16 :10 

and Joseph Coollidge brought his acc lt . for 
Boardi ng y* wid° IVladdox fifteen weeks at 

4/ s P r week 3:0:0 

And Isaac Sanderfon for Boarding s d wid° 
maddox 21 weeks at 4/1 P r week & for three 

pair of Shoes for y* Poor 5: 1:4 

And Jonas Beamed for Boarding mary Cool- 
lidge to y* fourth Day of March 1763 and 

other things 7:16:8:2 

And David Coollidge for Boarding Samuel 
Coollidge and other things to y 6 fourth of 

march 1763 14:12:8 

Alfo Jonas White brought in his last Account 
for what he has don for Joseph Stearnes Decs 1 12 : 2:1 

Likewife John Cook brought in his account 
for Labour at the Great Bridge Since y e Ad- 
justment w h . was y e . 31 of August last 1:3: 8:1 



60 : 5 : 11 : 3 



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All which accounts y e Selectmen allow'd and Signed an Order 
on the Treafurer for the Payment of the Same — 
At this meeting y e Selectmen were Informed that there was 
one Thaddeus Haftings Come to Dwell in Watertown at y* 5 
Houfe of John Kemball who Came last from Lexington in the 
month of April last past his Circumftances being Such that y* 
Selectmen Refufe to accept him to be an Inhabitant of Water- 
town therefore ordered the Clerk to Issue out a warrant to one 
of the Conftables to warn him out of town which was accord- 
ingly done and given to Conf table Thomas Harrington who Did 
the Service and made Return & the Caution was Entered at 
march Court 

Att J. Brown Town Cler 
[237] At this meeting the following accounts were brought 



to the Selectmen in order to their being laid before y £ 


: Town (Viz) 


To Ebenezer Stone Jun r for Serving Conftable- 


— U 


. 1 A 


: U : 


To Edmund Fowle for Service as Conftable — 


6 


: 5 


: 8 


To Simon Coollidge for 3 days Labour at y* 








School houfe — 





: 10 


: 9 : 3 


To Thomas Clark for Stones for a Bridge — 





: 12 


: — 


To John Kemball for Serveing Afsefsor 





: 16 


: — 


To Mofes Stone for like Service 





: 16 


: — 


To Jonathan Brown for Serving Treaf r & 








afsefsor 


3 


: 15 


: 4 — 


To John Hunt Esq r for Nefsacerys for y e 








french 


18 


: 13 


: 2 


To Sam 11 Danforth for medicine & attendance 








on y e french 


18 


: 13 


: 2 — 


To Jonas Beamed for Nefsacerys for Mary 








Coollidge 





: 10 


: 7 — 


To L l Daniel Whitney for houfe Rent for 








y* french 


2 


: 


: 


To Jon a Learned Jun r for Labour at y e 








School houfe 





: 14 


: — 


To Jedidiah Leath for Irons for Schoolhoufe 





: 7 


: 6 


To Enf n Jon a Bemis for Stones for a Bridge 





: 5 


: 4 


To Simon Whitney for Serving Conftable 


- 


: 16 


: — 


To Richard Clark for Like Service 


- 


: 11 


: — 


Total 


39 


: 8 


: 4 : 3 



I 

[238] At a Ge ^ Town Meeting of y* freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled and meet at the Publick Meeting-houfe in 
s d Town on Monday y^ Seventh Day of March Anno Domini 
1763 for y* Choife of town officers and Tranfacting other 
affairs Mentioned in y* Warrants — 



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Voted & Chofe M r Nath 11 Stone Moderator for s d Meeting — 

M r Nath 11 Stone 
M r Nath 1 Harrington — 
Voted and Chofe for Selecl-men] M r John Kemball 

M r Jon a Child— 
M r Mofes Stone 
Voted & Chofe for Town Clerk Cap 1 Jon a Brown 
Voted & Chofe for Town Treaf r Cap 1 Jon a Brown 

f M r John Kemball 
Voted and Chofe for Afsefsors — { Cap 1 Jon a Brown 

[ M r Mofes Stone 

Voted & Chofe for Conftables— j 5J r SS^cSlHdge Juner 
Who Informed y* town that they had agreed with m r Jonathan 
Stone to Serve for whole town if they would accept him in 
their Room who Voted and accepted s d Stone to be Conftable in 
their Stead 

Voted and Chofe for Wardens- j }J r c^dijwddo 
Voted and Chofe for Sealer of Leather M r Isaac Sanderfon 
Voted & Chofe for fence-Veiuers— j ^ Sam 11 Sanger 

Voted and Chofe for Surveyor of ( M r David Bemis 
Highways / M r Ebenezer Mafon 

( M r John Sawin 
Voted and Chofe for Tythingmen j Mr R ; chard Clark 

*t . i « r i tt . ( M r David Coollidge Jun r 

Voted & Chofe for Hogreives- j Mr j ohn Chenery 

Voted & Chofe for Deerreives— j ^ r Eben^Studfon 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyors of Timber \ M r Jonas Coollidge 
Plank &c— J M r Bez 11 Learned 

tt j j /"m. t r tt j ) M r Tho s Learned 
Voted and Chofe for Howards— j Mr John Chenery 

( M r Benj n Felton 
Voted & Chofe for Clerks of f Market j Mr j edidiah Leath 

Voted & Chofe for Gager of Cask M r Sam 11 Cook 

Voted 

[239] 

Voted & Chofe for Cullars of Hoop & \ M r Smith Prentice 

Staves — ( M r Sam 1 Cook 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyor of Wheat L l Daniel Whitney — 

Voted & Chofe for Saxton M r Simon Haftings — 

Voted to pay y e Saxton by two Contrebutions as Ufual 

Voted that Swine Shall Run at large the prefent Year Under 

the Regulation of the law as in that Case provided — 



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j g / r ^ f M r Nath 1 Harrington 

Voted & Chofe for a Com", to Mr John Ktmh ^ 

Examin y Trealurers accounts ( Mr g am n White 

Voted to appropriate y e Interest money Comeing to the town as 
it was last Year (Viz) five Shillings & eight pence to the School 
and y e Rest to the minifter 

£ s d 

Voted and Granted the Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 for a Salary for 
y* Rev d . M r Seth Storer the enfueing Year the Intereft money 
appropriated to that ufe to be part of that Sum y* Rest to be 

afsest 

Voted & Granted 40/ pounds for y* Support of the School 

Voted & Granted 34/ pounds for Support of the Poor 

Then the Accounts of thofe Perfons the Town is Indebted to 
was Read and accepted onely m r Edmund Fowles for Collect- 
ing the Meeting-Houfe Rate in the Year 1754 And John Hunts 
Esq r which alfo was not allow'd And Voted and Granted the 
£ 

Sum of 15 : 5 : 2 : 3 to Sattiffy them which were allow'd m r 
Fowls which was not allow'd was £ 5/10 the town being In- 
formed that John Hunt Esq r had been allow'd his account by the 
Province & that m r Smith Prentice had Drawn it out of the 
Province Treafury Some time Since, the following Votes were 
past (Viz) first Voted to Choofe a Committe to examin into the 
affair 

{Cap 1 Jon a Brown 
M r Mofes Stone 
U Daniel Whitney 

Voted & Impowered Said Committe to Demand and Receive 
of M r Smith Prentice (if it appears that he has Received it) and 
pay it to John Hunt Esq r and if m r Prentice Refufes or Neglects 
to pay y e Same then Sue him for in behalf of the town — 
Voted & Granted y Sum of 30 pounds to mend the High ways 
this Year. 

Voted & Chofe y Surveyors of y high-ways Collectors of y e 
High -way Rate 

Voted that the Price of Labour in working out s d Rate be the 
Same it was the last Year — 



[240] Voted & abated Benjamin Harris's Pole Tax in Con- 
ftable Simon Whitneys lists and Granted the Sum of 0:16:10:2 
to make it good 

Voted & abated Joseph Curtices Rate in Conftable Fowls lists 
and Granted the Sum of : 8 : 2 : 3 to mke it good 
alfo Voted and abated Sables Tax's in Said Fowles 

lists and Granted the Sum of : 4 : 8 : 3 to make it good — 
Then the Report of y e Com", that ware Chofen to Sell a 
Peice of Land Near the wid° Murches Houfe was Read to the 



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town And the Vote was put whether it be y* minde of the town 
to accept of Said Report and that it be Recorded and it 

past in the affirmative 
Voted & Chofe the Selectmen to be a Com", to Stake out Said 

Peice of land See below 

Put to Vote whether it be the minde of the town to Choofe a 
Com lt . to Petition the General Court for Liberty to Sell the Wid° 
Warrins thirds and it past in the Negative — 
Put to Vote whether the town will Sell any land Near John & 
Phinehas Stearnes Houfe and it 

past in y* Negative — 
The Buiinefs of y* Meeting being over y* Moderator Declared 

it was Difsolv'd 

Watertown March : 7 : 1763 
The Report of the Committe y l w ^ e appointed by the town to 
Vew and Confider what is proper for the town to do Relating to 
y* Selling or Difposing of a Small Slip or peice of land Near y e 
Wid° Murches Houfe Report as followith (Viz) that they 
have attended that Service and have been on y e Spot and find that 
s d land is but of Very Small Contents and as it lays betwen two 
large Contr e y Roads and Runs of to a very Small point for thefe 
Reafons we Apprehend that it will ^ e a greater Damage to the 
Publick and the Neighbourhood by heaveing s d land Sold & 
fenced in than y* Profits and Effects that may Come to the town 
by the Sale thereof we are therefore of oppinion that it is not 
prudent or adviiable for the town to Difpofe of Said land by 
Selling and the Committe Do further 

Report 

[241] Report that in as much as y* wid° Murch has by the 
leave of the Town Erected a Small Houfe on the Norwest Cor- 
ner of s d land and has by her Induftery Subfisted her Self So that 
She has not been Chargable to y* Town for Years past we are of 
Oppinion that in anfwer to her late Requeft to the town that there 
be a Small peice of land Sett of to s d wid° Near her houfe for a 
Garden Spot and for laying her firewood &c and to be of the 
following Contents (Viz) Meafureing four Rods from m r 
Daniel Sawins South Corner & four Rods and four Rods from his 
North Corner leaveing y e North High-way three Rods wide and 
the South four Rods and Said land to be for the Ufe and Im- 
provement of y* Said Sufanah Murch During her Natural life or 
So long as She Rei'ides or Dwells in Watertown and then to 
Revert to Said Town — 

Jonas Bond 
Daniel Whitney 
Edward Harrington \ Com' 
Jonathan Child 
Nath 1 Stone 



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At a Meeting of Selectmen at y* Houfe of y e Wid° Mary 
Learned on Fryday the 11 th : Day of March AD 1763 for 
Swareing Town officers four of y e Selectmen took the oath Re- 
lating to other Gov ts - Bills (Viz) 

Mifsu rs Nathaniel Stone Nathaniel Harrington Jonathan Child 
& Mofes Stone 

Jonathan Brown y e oaths of Town Clerk Town Treafurer & 
afsefsor & Mofes Stone y e oath of afsefsor. Jonathan Stone y e oath 
of Conftable 

Samuel White and Cornelius Waldo the oath of Wardens 

Isaac Sanderfon y 6 oath of Sealer of Leather Jonathan Stone & 
Sam 11 . Sanger y e oath of fence Veiuers, John Sawin & Richard 
Clark y e oath of Tything-men John Chenery & David Coollidge 
Jun r the oath of Hogreives 

David Bemis & Ebenezer Mafon y* 5 oaths of Surveyors of High- 
ways & Collectors 

Bezaleel Learned the oath of Surveyor of Timber &c 
John Chenery & Thomas Learned y* oath of Howards — 
Ebenezer Studfon & Thomas Pattin the oath of Deerreives 
Samuel Cook y 6 oath of Culler Hoops & Staves &c — 
Benjamin Felton & Jedidiah Leath Clerks of the Market 
all Sworn By John Hunt Justice Peace — 

[242] Watertown March : 21 : 1763 m r John Kemball 
after takeing the oath Relating to other Goverments Bills took 
the oath of an Afsefsor 

Sworn by Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of y* 5 Selectmen at the Houfe of y* Wid° Mary 
Learned on the fourth Day of April AD 1763 
The Selectmen agreed that the Surveyors Deftricts Should be 
as they were last year (Se the (169) Page of this Book) and 
that y e Clerk give them to the Surveyors, Agreed that m r Ben- 
jamin Felton be Defired to take Care of the great Bridge the 
prefent Year, Agreed that m r Daniel Sawin make a Gate for the 
Burying Yard and Bring in his account to y e Town Agreed that 
M r Simon Coollidge Should Board and take Care of y* wid° 
Lydia Warrin one Year y* Year to begin Next Fryday & to have 
five Shillings & Seven pence half penney p r week for y e Same — 
Agreed that m r Joseph Wellington of Cambridge take Samuel 
Coollidge and Board him the Enfuing Year and that he have 3/4 
pence p r week for the Same Agreed that m r Jonas Beamed Board 

Mary Coollidge the Year enfuing at one piftereen p r week 

Agreed that m r Thomas Learned Board the wid° Maddox the 
year enfuing and have 24/6 pence old Tenor p r week for y* Same — 
At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Moses Stone 
on Monday y e : 11 Day of April AD 1763— 
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Samuel Coollidge — They ordered the Town Treafurer to Provide 
Scales and weights Suitable to weigh Bread & pay for them out 
of y e Treafury 

They Agreed that m r . Marfhall Spring keep the School till 
may meeting Next The Selectmen being Notified that Richard 
Clark had taken one Elizabeth Mullet in to his houfe who Came 
Last from Charlstown the :29 : Day of Nov r . Last past her 
Circumftances being Such that y 6 Selectmen Refufe to admit her 
to be an Inhabitant of Watertown they therefore ordered y* Clerk 
to Issue out a warrant to y* Conftable to warn her out of Town — 

[243] To r Selectmen 
Gen 11 

This may Certify that we y* Subscribers have afsest y* Rateable 
Pools & Estates in Watertown the Sum of Thirty Pounds and 
have Committed lists of Said afsefsment to y* Several Surveyors 
who are alfo Collectors of the High-way Rate (Viz) — 



afsefsors | To David Bemis the Sum of £15 : 12 — 

Certificate j And to Ebenezer Mafon the Sum of — 14 : 8 — 



with Lawfull warrants to Levy and Collect the Same or See it 
worked out agreable to the Vote of the town So as to make up 
their accounts with your Selves at on or before the first Day of 
February Next — 



At a Meeting of y e Select-men at the Houfe of y* Wid° Mary 
Learned on Monday the Second Day of May Anno Domini 1763 
They haveing Received a Precept from y* High-Sherif of y* 
County Requiring them to Afsemble the Inhabitants of Water- 
town Who are Quallified to vote in the Choife of a Reprefenta- 
tive In Obfervance wherof they ordered the Clerk to Issue out a 
Warrant to y* Conftable Requiring him to warn the Inhabitants 
of Said town who are Quallified to Vote in the Choife of a Repre- 
fentative to afsemble and Meet together at the Publick Meeting- 
Houfe in y e Said town on Monday the Ninth Day of May Cur- 
rant at one of y e Clock Then & there to Elect a Suitable 
Perfon to Serve for and Reprefent them in a Great and General 
Court or afsembly appointed to be held and kept for His Majesty's 
Service at the Court Houfe in Boston upon Wedenfday the 
Twenty fifth Day of May Currant 



s 



30 : 



Watertown March y*: 21: 1763 John Kemball"] 

Jon a Brown [ 
Mofes Stone J 



afsefsors for 
Watertown 



And 



[244] And Likewife to warn the freeholders and other 



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Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town 
affairs to meet at two of y* 5 Clock afternoon on Said Ninth Day 
of may for y e Ends following (Viz) 

( 1 ) To Choofe a Moderator for S d meeting 

(2) To Hear the Report of the Committe that were Chofen at 
march Meeting Last to Examin the treafurers accounts and to 
pafs any Votes on the Same they may think Proper — 

(3) To know the minde of the town whether they will Choofe 
any more Surveyors of Timber &c 

(4) To Hear the Petition of William Bond and others Pray- 
ing the town to grant them Proper Seats where they may Sitt by 
them Selves for the Reafons Settforth in Said Petition 

(5) To know the minde of the town whether they will em- 
ploy M r Marfhal Spring to keep the School the Remaining part of 
the Year if he is willing to keep the Same — 

(6) To know the minde of the town whether they will abate 
any Perticular Perfons Rates in any of the Late Conftables hands 

(7) To Hear the Report of the Committe that were Chofen 
to Examin into John Hunt Esq rs & m r Smith Prentices affair 
Relating to the money which was Supposed Said Prentice had 
Received out of the Province Treafury Relating to the french 
family and for the Town to act any thing on the affair they may 
think proper 

A Warrant was Issue'd out accordingly 

Attest Jon a Brown Town-Cler 

At the above Said Meeting the Selectmen being Informed by M r 
Joseph Wellington that Samuel Coollidge was very much Dis- 
ordered and Defired that they would take him from his Houfe 
and m r David Coollidge being Prefent they agreed with him to 
take and keep S d Samuel Coollidge for the Prefent at y e Rate of 
eight Shillings p r week 

[245] At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in y^ Choice 
of a Reprefentative Regularly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting- 
Houfe in s d Town on Monday Ninth Day of May Anno 
Domini 1763 

The Major Part of the Selectmen being Prefent the Votes 
were Called for and were brought in Sorted and Counted and it 
appeared that L l Daniel Whitney was Chofen to Reprefent the 
Town at the Great and General Court or Afsembly Appointed 
to be held and kept at the Court Houfe in Boston on Wedensday 
y* 25 th . Day of May Currant 

At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of y* freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Who are Quallified to Vote in town 
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in s d town on monday the Ninth day of May AD. 1763 for the 
ends Settforth in the warrant 

Voted and Chofe M r Nathaniel Stone Moderator for s d meeting 
meeting 

The Report of y* Committe was Read and the town Voted and 

accepted s d Report and that it be Reccorded 

Then the third article was Read and Put to Vote whether the 

town will Choofe one or more Surveyors of Timber &c 

and it Paft in the affirmative 

Voted and Chofe m r Nathaniel Coollidge Jun r Surveyor of 
Timber &c 

Then Petition of William Bond & others was Read & after 
Debate thereon and the Vote was Put Whether Town will 
allow y* Petitioners the First Second & third Seats in the Side 
Gallary During the Towns Pleafure and it Past in the affirma- 
tive — 

the fifth Article was Read and after Debate thereon the Vote 
was Put Whether the town will act any thing on s d article and 
it Past in the Negative 

Sixth article Read and the town Voted to abate Y A e two last 

A 

Years Tax to y e minifter in M r James Bayleys Rates if he give 

the town a Difcharge in full for the time Past 

Then the Seventh article was Read and after Debate there on 
the town Voted to add two more to the Committe 
Voted and Chofe m r Nathaniel Harrington & m r Samuel Fisk 
to be of s d Commi"- 

Voted that they further Examin into S d affair and Report at 
the Next town Meeting 

the Bufinefs being over y* Meeting was Difolv d 

[246] The Report of Committe on y* Treafurers 
accounts — 

We the Subscribers Appointed by the town to Examin the 

Town Treafurers accounts Upon Examination find Said accompts 

well a Vouch't and Right Cast 

Watertown March y*: 29: 1763 

Nath 1 Harrington 1 

John Kemball !■ Committe 

Sam 11 White J 

Watertown May y e : 9 : 1763 

This Day Nathaniel Coollidge Jun r was Sworn to the faithfull 
Difcharge of the office of Meafurer of Timber &c — 

By me Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of y e Select-men on Wedenfday: y* Eleventh Day 
of May Anno Domini 1763 at the Houfe or M r John Kemball 



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They agreed that m r Marfhall Spring keep y* School till further 
Orders at y* Same Rate as he did the last Year and that m r 
Nathaniel Harrington be Defired to Inform him thereof 
They alio agreed that the Clerk Sign and order on the Select- 
men of Weston to pay Josiah Manffeild for the Plank which he 
brought to y* Great Bridge as Soon as he has Squared the Sides 
and got them Survey'd 

June y e : 20: 1763 I Signed an order ° n y* 5 Selectmen of 
Weston to pay Josiah Manffeild two pounds Eleven Shillings & 
two pence one farthing for 256 feet of Plank which he bro 1 . to V s 
Great Bridge in Watertown 

Att Jon a Brown Town-Clerk 

[247] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of y* 
wid° Mary Learned on y e : 27 Day of June Anno Domini 1763 
Some accounts were bro 1 . in from Cap 1 Edward Harrington & 
L l Daniel Whitney and others for Meterials and Labour at M r 
Storers Houfe and y e Schoolhoufe and at the Great Bridge which 
ammounted to Sixteen Pounds three Shillings & nine pence three 
farthings which the Selectmen Signed an order on y e Treafurer 
for the payment thereof — 

M r David Coollidge informed y e Selectmen that Samuel Cool- 
lidge Remain'd Still Difordered and that he will keep him for 
the Prefent Under his prefent Circumftances at the Rate of 6/8 d 
P r Week and when he Shall be in better Circumftances he will 
lower his Price as v* 5 Selectmen Shall think Refonable 
At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of Jon a Brown on y*: 
4 Day of July Anno Domini 1763 They Settled the afsize of 



Bread in y e following Maner 


(Viz) 








lb 


oz 


dr 


Of White Penny Loaf 




7 


: 2 


Wheaten . 




10 


: 11 


Houfehold . . . 




14 


: 4 


Two Penny Loaf . . . 




14 


: 4 


Wheaten 


1 : 


5 


: 6 


Houshold . 


1 : 


12 


8 




lb 


oz 


dr 


Six Penny Loaf 


4 : 





3 


Houfhold 


5 : 


5 


9 


Twelve Penny Wheaten 


8 : 





5 


Houfhold — 


10 : 


11 


2 


4 d Brick Loaf 


1 : 


9 


8 



Computed at Wheat at Six Shillings & two pence P r Bushel 
and four pence P r Bushel allow'd to y* Baker for his Charges Pains 
& Livelyhood, And y e Bakers in this town are Ordered to Mark 
y* Bread which Bake for Sale with y* first Letter of their Christian 
Names & with y^ first & last Letters their Sir Names— 



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lb oz dr 

N B. 7 Bisket must weigh 1 : 12 : 8 

a 4 d Crown Loaf ^4 Wheat k 

*4 Rye meal must weigh — 2 : 10 : 12 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Thomas 
Learned on y« 24 Day of August AD 1763 They Put out Ruth 
Maddox to m r Isaac Sanderi'on for three Shillings & Six pence 
one farthing P T week 

[2-48] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y« Houfe of the 
wid°- Mary Learned on Monday y* 22 day of August anno 
Domini 1763 

The Selectmen haveing Received a list of y* Perfons Licenced 
y* last year (Viz) m r Thomas Saltmarfh & m rs Mary Learned 
Inholders and John Hunt Esq r . Cornelius Waldo John Rem- 
ington and Hannah Livermore Retailors which Perfons y* Select- 
men approve of their haveing their Licences Renewed y* Prefent 
Year — They alfo Approbated Mifsu rs - Jonas White and Nath 11 

r 

Coollidge ^ n to be Retailors and accordingly Reccommened them 
as Suitable perfons for Such an Imployment 

Thev alfo Stated y e afsize of Bread as it was y* last month 
See Page— (247) — 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Wal- 
tham at the Houfe of m r W m . Goodhue Inholder in Waltham on 
Wedensday the 31 day of August AD 1763 the Charge (which 
had arifen Since y* last adjustmen which was august 31 : AD 
1762) of Repairing y* great Bridge which ammounted to 
s d q 

£4 : : 10 : 2 was Proportioned & adjusted and Signed by 
y* Selectmen of y* three towns. See Lib r . 2 Page y* (63) in 
the Treafury — 

At this Meeting y* Selectmen ordered y* Clerk to Issue out a 
Warrant to the Conftable to warn Josiah Bisco out of town who 
Came last from Woodftock in y* Colony of Conneiticut to Refide 
at the Houfe of Ebenezer Mafon which was accordingly Done. 

Attest J. Brown Town Cler 

[249] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Houfe of y e Wid° 
Mary Learned on y« Sixth Day of Oct r AD 1763 
They Put out Samuel Coollidge to m r Joseph Coollidge at all 
Adventuers till after Next March Meeting (Docters Excepted) 
for four Shillings p r week 

They alfo Put out Ruth Maddox to m r Daniel Sawin for one 
month at y* Rate of two pence P r week 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Houfe of m r Nathaniel Har- 
rington on y* Eleventh Day of Oct r AD 1763 — 



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The Selectmen Agreed that m r Mofes Stone Procure Sam 11 
Coollidge a good Strong Jacket & a Pair of Leather Breeches and 

£ s 

Signed an order on y e Treafurer to pay m r Stone Sum of 1 : 12 
— to Provide s d things with — and Said Stone Bro 1 . in an account 
for things which he Procur'd for said Coollidg before ammount- 

s 

ing to 1 7/4 which they ordered the Treafurer to pay They Like- 
wife Defired m r Stone to procure the wid° Lydia Warrin a Pair 
of Shifts for which they gave the Treafurer an order to m r Stone 

s 

15/ 

They Agreed that y e Afsize of Bread be Stated at Wheat at 

5/2 p r Bufhel for y e Prefent month and allow'd the Baker four 
pence p r Bufhel for Bakeing 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on y* fifth Day of Dec r : 1763 — 

at the Houfe of y e Wid° Mary Learned 

They Signed on Order on the Treafurer to pay M r Jonathan 
Child :1 : 7 : 2 farthings for a pair of Stockings which he Bo r . 
for Samuel Coollidge and to pay M r John Cook y* Sum of 
£ s d q 

1 : : 1 : 2 farthing which was Due to him for Service at the 
Great Bridge in the Year 1762 they agreed that m r Nath 11 Har- 
rington Provide what things he Shall think Nefsacery for Mary 
Coollidge 

AHo 

[250] Alfo agreed that m r Moses Stone Provide what things 

is Nefsacery for Samuel Coollidge 

They Directed y* Town Clerk to take Advice of m r Trowbridge 
what is Proper to be done with Ephraim Warrin to Prevent his 
Spending his Estate they being Informed that there was one Mary 
Jones Come to Dwell with Jonas Berned who Came last from 
Weston in February last alfo one Elnathan Whitney Come to 
Dwell with Stephen Harris who Came last from Waltham about 

Second day of may last their Circumftances being Such that they 
ordered the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant Directed to the Con- 
ftable to warn them out of town 

They Appointed to Meet again on Tuesday Next at m r Mofes 

Stones — 

A Warrant was Issued out & given to the Conftable to warn 
out the above S d Perfons the Service was done and y* Warrant 
Returned & y e Cautions Entered at Dec r . Court 

Attest J. Brown T. C— 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Houfe of y* Wid° Mary 
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They Signed an Order on the Treafurer to pay the town 
Creditors the Sum of £15 : 5 : 2 : 3 farthings which was 
Granted ^ them the last march Meeting They ordered the 
town Treafurer to take money out of the Treafury & Procure a 
Load of Wood & Send it to the french Family — 

At this meeting the accounts of Sundry perfons Relating to 
the Indian woman which died at the wid° Parry's ammounting 
to the Sum of £4 : 4 : 8 were Bro*. in which the Selectmen 
Directed the Clerk Draw up & Sign and Send to the Govenor 
& Council for allownce 

They Stated the aisize of Bread at Wheat 5V6 P r Bufhel & 
4 d / P r Bufhel was allow'd the Bakers for their Livelyhood &c — 



[251] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r 
Nath 1 Stone on Monday y*: 13 Day of Feb r >' Anno Domini 1764 — 
They Directed the Clerk to Issue out a warrant Directed to 
the Conftable to warn a Gen" town Meeting to be on Monday 
the fifth day of March Next at Nine of the Clock in y* forenoon 
at the publick Meeting-Houfe for the Ends following (Viz) 
First to Choofe a Moderator for s d Meeting (2) To Choofe 
Selectmen a Town-Clerk & Treafurer and all other town officers 
Required by Law to be Chofe in y* Month of March annually 
(3) To Chofe a Saxton and agree how he Shall be paid for his 
Service (4) To put in their Votes for a County Treafury (5) 
To know y e minde of the town Whether Swine Shall Run at 
Large Enfueing year (6) To Choofe a Comm". to Examin 
the Treaiurers accounts & to pals any votes on them they may 
think proper (7) For the town to appropriate the Intereit 
money Coming to them y« prefent Year y e Year begining y* 
Eleventh day of December Last past (8) To Grant a Sallary 
for y e Rev d m r Seth Storer for y* year Enfueing the year Begin- 
ing First day of March Next (9) To grant money for the 
Support of the School (10) To grant money for the Support 
of y* poor (11) To grant money for Repairing the great Bridge 
(12) To Hear the Accounts of thofe perfons the town is In- 
debted to & grant money to pay the Same (13) To grant money 
to Repair the High-ways & Town-ways if y* town think proper 
and to Choofe the Surveyors Collectors of y** High-way Rate 
And Determin the price of Labour in working out s d Rate (14) 
To Hear Pleas of y e prefent or late Conftables for abateing 
any perticular Perfons Rates in their Lists & for y* Town to act 
their pleafure Thereon (15) To know the minde of the town 
whether they will Choofe a Committe to Confirm a Deed which 
was given to Richard King in y* Year 1742 which was Signed by 
the towns Com 11 , but was Never Acknowledged And the Comm". 



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being Since all Dead but one and for the town to act their 
plcafure thereon (16) To know the minde of the town whether 
they will purchafe the Two acres of Land (So Called) of Stephen 
Harris if they Can agree upon a price Said land to be Improved 
for Such Ufes's as the town Shall think proper and for the town 
to act any thing on the affair they may think proper — 

(17) 

[252] (17) For the town to Hear the Report of the Com- 
mitte that were Chofen last year to Examin into the affair of m r 
Smith Prentice & John Hunt Esq r on account of its being Sup- 
posed that s d Prentice had Taken money out of y* Province 
Treafury which belonged to m r Hunt And for the town to act 
any thing further on the affair they may think proper — Likewife 
to Notify y* Town Creditors to bring in their accounts to y e 
Selectmen at the Houfe of y* wid° Mary Learned on Thursday 
the first Day of March Next at Two of the Clock in the after- 
noon — 

A Warrant was Issued out Accordingly Dated y* Same Day 

Attest Jon a Brown Town Clerk 
At this Meeting y* Selectmen Signed an order on the Treafurer 
to pay y e Rev d m r Seth Storer y e Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 Which 
was Granted for His Sallary for y e prefent year alfo y e Sum of 
Nineteen Shillings & one penny to m r Moses Stone which he 
Expended on Cloathing for Sam 11 Coollidge & the Wid° Warrin 
& the Sum of Twenty pounds to m r Marfhal Spring in part for 
keeping the School y* prefent Year And the Sum of Six 
Shillings to L*. Daniel Whitney for Labour at y e School-Houfe 

the last Year which was omitted before 

They Agreed that m r Moses Stone procure Sam 11 Coollidge a 
pair of Stockings & a Shirt and bring in his accou"- at their Next 
Meeting Alfo agreed that m r John Kemball procure one 
Bufhel of Rie & one Bufhel of Indian Meal for Sam 11 Mafons 
wife and a Load of wood if he thinks it Needfull, They ordered 
y e Clerk write an order on y" 5 Selectmen of Wefton to pay m r 

r 

Jonas Harrington the Sum of 2 : 18 : 5 : 1 for 292 feet 
of plank which he Bro 1 . to the great Bridge — 

[253] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on y* first Day of 
March Anno Domini 1764 at the Houfe of the wid° Mary 
Learned The Perfons which kept the poor Bro 1 . in their ac- 
counts to the Selectmen which are as follows (Viz) 
M r Nathaniel Stone bro 1 . in an account for Boarding the wid° 
Lydia Warrin from y e 4 Day of March 1763 to y e 8 day of April 

following & for footing a pair of Stockings 1 = 10=0 

Alfo M r Mofes Stone Bro 1 . in an account of Sundry things 
which he procured for Samuel Coollidge which Come to ... . 

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And m r Nathaniel Harrington bro t . in an 

account for things which he Bought for Mary 

Coollidge and a Lock for y* 5 Shool houfe. : 14 : 6 : 1 

Likewife m r Simon Coollidge Bro 1 . in an account for Boarding 

y* Wid° Lydia Warrin from April y* eight 1763 

to march y^ 4 : 1764 it it being 47 weeks at 

5/7 : 2 farthing P r week 13:4:4:2 

and for a Hankercheif 9/2q & for Mending 

Cloaths & Nurfing in Sicknefs 6/ 0:6:9:2 



Total— 13 : 11 : 2 : 
And m r David Co ° llid s e bro 1 . in an account for what he had done 

A 

for Samuel Coollidge which Comes to . . . . 10 : 13 : 9 — 
And M r Isaac Sanderfon Bro*. in an account of what he had 
Boarded the wid° Mary Maddox and her Daughter Ruth & for 
a pair of Shoes for Sam 11 Coollidge & a pair for Mary Coollidge 
y* whole— 2 : 10 : 10 : 1 

And Joseph Coollidge Bro 1 . in an account for Boarding Samuel 
Coollidge from y* 25 Day of Oct r . 1763 to Feb'*. y e 28: 1764 it 
being Eighteen Weeks at 4/1 p r week and footing a pair of 
Stocking 3 : 13 : 

Thomas Learned Bro 1 in an acc u . for Boarding y* wid° Mary 
Maddox from April y e : 4 : 1763 to Feb r >\ y e . 29. 1764 being 
47 weeks, at 24/6 p r week old Tenor which makes 57 : 11=6 
in L M it is 7 : 13 : 6 : 2 

And Jonas Beamed bro*. in his acc". for Boarding Mary Cool- 
lidge from March y e 4 day 1763 to Feb'". 27 : 1764 it being 
Fifty one Weeks at 9/ 1 P r week and for Tobacco 25/ Shillings 
old Tenor Which Sums in Lawfull money is — 3 : 4 : 6 : 2 
Likewife m r Joseph Wellington bro 1 . in an acc" for Boarding 
Sam 11 Coollidg two weeks at 6/8 P r week .... : 13 : 4 



The Selectmen Signed an order on the Treafurer \ . . 9 
to pay thefe account ammountting to y e Sum of \ ' 

[254] At Said Meeting y e Selectmen being Informed that one 
Anna Cox was Come to Dwell in Watertown at y e Houfe of 
Samuel Sanger Who Came last from Waltham into town on y e 
fourteenth Day of June Last past Alfo y l a Child was at y e 
Houfe of Samuel Warrin Which Came Last from Bofton in y e 
County of Suffolk about the Seventh Day of June last past which 
Child is known By the Name of Rebecca Hill, And one Sufanna 
Newton who Came last from South-borough in y* County of 
Worcefter the Ninteenth Day of July Last past to Dwell at 

r 

y* 5 Houfe of m r Samuel Jenifon J ^ n their Circumftances being 
Such that the Selectmen Refufe to accept them to be In- 
habitants of Watertown they ordered y* Clerk to Issue out a 



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Warrant Directed to y e Conftable to warn them out of town 
A Warrant was Issue'd out accordingly and y e Service don y* 5 
Warrant Returned and Caution Entered march Court 

Att 1 Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

The following Accounts were Received by y e Selectmen from 
Such perfons as y e Town is Indebted in order to their being laid 
Before y* Town (Viz) 

To L l Daniel Whitney for Houfe Room for ^ 

french family: 2 : 13=4 

to Simon Haftings for Labour &c on y e minifter- 

ial place : 5=0 

to Nathan Coollidge for Stones for a Bridge — = 9=0 

to Thomas Learned for Boarding Ruth Maddox — 1 : 4=0 

to Benj" Felton for Labour & Meterials at v e Great 

Bridge 1 : 2:6 

to Daniel Sawin for a gate for y e Burying place 

& Stones for a Bridge — : 8:0 

to Daniel Bond for Cash paid Doc tr . Beals for 

mary Preist 0:10:4 

to Jon a Brown for Service as Treafurer & afsefsor 

last Year : 3:9:4 

to John Kemball for Serving afsefsor & a Lock 

for Sam 1 Coollidge. : 17 : 9 : 3 

to Mofes Stone for Serving afsefsor y e Year past 0:16:0 



11 : 15 : 3 : 3 

To Nehemiah Mafon for Serving Conftable &c — 1 : 2 : : 
To Cap 1 Edward Harrington for Stones for a 
Bridge . 0:4: — 

To Isaac Sanderfon for Serveing Conftable : 10 : — 



13 : 11 : 3 : 3 

the three Last added at town Meeting 

[255] At a Genr 11 Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other 
Inhabtan ts of Watertown Quallified to vote in town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled & Meet at y e Publick Meeting-Houfe in s d ' 
Town on Monday the fifth Day of March Ann. Domini 1764 for 
the Choife of town officers & Tranfacting other affairs Mentioned 
in ye Warrant 

Voted & Chofe M r Nath 1 Stone Moderator for Said Meeting 

M r John Kemball 
M r John Child 

Voted & Chofe for Seamen— \ M r Nath 1 Stone 

M r Nath 1 Harrington 
M r Mofes Stone 



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Voted & Chofe Jon a Brown Town Clerk 
Voted & Chofe Jon a Brown Town Treafurer 

f M r John Kemball 
Voted & Chofe for Afsefsors -j Jon a Brown 

[ M r Mofes Stone 
Voted & Chofe for Conftables m r Joseph Child & m r Daniel 
Bond who Informed y* Town that they had agreed with m r Jon a 
Stone to Serve in their Room if the town would accept him to 
Serve for both 

Voted and accepted s d Stone to Serve Conftable 

Voted & Chofe for Wardens m r David Bemis & m r Samuel 

Whitney 

Voted & Chofe for Sealer of Leather m r Isaac Sanderfon 

Voted & Chofe for fence Viewers mifu" Oliver Livermore & 

Jonas White 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of High-ways mif urs . Richard Clark & 
W m . Bond 

Voted & Chofe Tything Men m r John Chenery & m r Eben r 
Studfon 

Voted & Chofe for Hogrieves mifs rs James Vila & Sam 11 Benjamin 
Voted & Chofe for Deerrieves mifs 1 ^ Thomas Pattin & Jonas 
White 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of Timber &c mifs rs Bez 11 Learned 
& Nath 1 Coollidge Ju r 

Voted & Chofe Howards Jon a Coollidge Goding & Joseph 
Coollidge 

Voted & Chofe Clerks of ^ Market rnifs". Eben r Studfon & 
Jonas White 

Voted & Chofe Gager of Cask m r John Kemball 
Voted & Chofe for Cullars of Hoops & j m r Sam 11 Cook 



Voted & Chofe Surveyor of Wheat m r Mofes Stone 
Voted & Chofe Saxton m r Simon Haftings 
Voted to pay y* Saxton by two Contrebutions as Ufual 
Voted that Swine be Keept in this Year — 



Voted to appropriate y e Intereft money Comeing to y* Town as 
it was last year (Viz) five Shillings & eight pence to y* School 

& jr* Reft to y* Minifter 

Voted & Granted ^ Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 for a Sallary for y* 
Rev d M r Seth Storer ^ Enfueing Year y Intereft money appro- 
priated to that Ufe to be part of s d Sum y* Remainder to be afsest 
Voted & Granted for the Support of y^ School, y* Sum of £30 
Voted & Granted for y* Support of y* poor y^ Sum of . . 50 
Voted & Granted for Repairs of y e Great Bridge ... 3 



Staves &c 



J m r Bez 1 Learned 



^ [256] Voted & Chofe for a 
Committe to Examin y* Treaf r ace 1 



m r John Kemball 

m r Mofes Stone 
m r Nath 1 Harrington 



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Voted & Granted to mend y* High-ways &c 40 

Voted & Chofe y* Surveyors of High-ways Collectors of s d 
High -way Rate 

Voted that the Price of Labour in working out s d Rate be as it 
was last Year — 

The accounts of thofe perfons to whome y e Town Is Indebted 
were Read to y c Town and were all allowed but three Shillings in 
Nathan Coollidges & panted ye Sum of £13 : 8 : 3 : 3 to Sattiffy 
the Same 

Voted and abated In Conftable Benj n Feltons Lists James Hays 

£ s d q 

Rates & granted y* Sum of 1 : 1 : 1 : 1 : to make it good alfo 
abated in Conftable Jon a Stones lists s d James Hays Rates and 
Granted the Sum . : 14 : 1 : 1 to make it good and abated in 
s d Stones Lists W m . Godings Rates and granted the Sum of 
— : 13 : 11 : 3 to make it good alfo abated in Conftabl 
Nehemiah Mafons lists part of Samuel Mafons Rates and granted 
y* Sum of £1 : 1 1 : 3 : 1 to make it good. And abated in 
Conftable Thomas Harringtons lists William Godings Rates & 
granted y e Sum of : 18 : 8 : 1 to make it good 
Then the Sixteenth article was Read and m r Stephen Harris 
being prefent and the Question being asked him what he would 
take for the Land Mentioned in s d article and Informed y* town 
y 1 35 pounds was what he would take and after Confideration 
thereon it was put to Vote whether the town will give s d Sum of 
£35 pounds for s d land and it past in the 

Negative 

[257] Then a Motion was made & Seconded, and y e Vote 
was put Whether it is y* mind of y* Town to Choofe a Com n . 
to Treat with m r Stephen Harris further about Said Land and it 
past in the Negative — 

Then the Seventeenth Article was Read and y e Com" Men- 
tioned in Said article made Verbal Report that they had Received 
the Sum of 13 : 6 : 4 out of the Province Treafury & Deliver'd 
it to the town Treafurer for y e Ufe of John Hunt Esq r — 
The Bufinefs of y* Meeting being over the Meeting was 
Difsolv'd— 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of y* 5 wid° Mary- 
Learned on the Said fifth Day of March See Page y* (255) 
after the Selectmen with the other town officers which were 
Chofen to Serve y^ town y* Enfueing Year had taken the Oath 
Relateing ^° other Gov nt5 . Bills y* Several officers (Except m r 
John Kemball as Gager of Cask) were Sworn to the faithfull 

Difcharge of their Several Refpective offices 

By John Hunt Justice Peace 
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at this place at one of Clock afternoon in order to put out the 
poor for y e Year Enfueing — 

[258] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Houfe of y* 5 Wid° 
Mary Learned on the . . 12 Day of March Anno Domini 1764 — 
In order to put out the poor for y* prefent Year — 
The Selectmen Agreed with m r Jonas Beamed to take Care 
of Mary Coollidge & Board her for one Year if She lives at the 
Rate of thirteen Shillings old Tenor P r Week — Alfo with M r 
Simon Coollidge to Board the Wid° Lydia Warrin and take Care 
of her for one Year at the Rate of thirty four Shillings p r Week 
oid^Tenor And with m r Thomas Learned to Board the wid° Mary 
Maddox one Year at the Rate of 24/6 0,< J Tenor P r Week 

A 

Likewife with m r Jonathan Coollidge Goding to take Care of 
Samuel Coollidge and Board him one Year at the Rate of Thirty 
Seven Shillings & Six old Tenor p r week — 

And the Several Perfons are to be taken Care ° f as aboves d 

A 

without any further allowance let their Circumftances be what 
they will (Except in Case of Sicknefs) — 

And y e Selectmen at this Meeting Agreed with m r Joseph 
Coollidge to take c ^ re of & Board Ruth Maddox from this Day 
till may Meeting Next at the Rate of 4/6 old Tenor P r Week 
leet her Circumftances be what they will — 

At this meeting the Selectmen Signed an order on the Treafur- 
er to pay m r John Mirick of Weston the Sum of 2 : 6 : in 
full for 230 feet of planck which he Bro 1 . to the great Bridge. And 
the Sum of five Shillings to m r Daniel Sawin for a pair of Shoes 
Which he procured for Ruth Maddox. And the Sum of 
s d 

£13 : 6 : 4 to John Hunt Esq r for What he Did for the french 
Family Which Sum was allow'd by the Gov r . & Council & was 
Drawn out of y e Province Treafury 

[259] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jon a 
Brown on Tuefday y e : 20 Day of March Anno Domini 1764 
They gave y* 5 Surveyors of y e High-ways their Difstricts which 
are as follows Viz William Bond to mend the Wefterly Part of 
the Roads in Watertown from y e Meeting-Houfe over the Hill 
where the old Meeting-Houfe Stood, to M r Kemball's Corner and 
y e lane from the School-Houfe to Waltham line near y* Houfe of 
m r Nath 1 Harrington and all the South to Newton line M r 
Richard Clark to mend the Easterly Part of y e Roads as follows 
(Viz) the Road Under the Rocks from m r Joseph Harringtons 
to Samuel Warrins from thence to m r Kemballs Corner afores d 
and all the Roads east of y e Road that Leads over the Hill to the 
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at this Meeting the afsefsors made Return of their Afsefsing 
the High-way Rate which is as follows (Viz) 

Gentlemen Watertown March : y* 20: 1764 

We the Subfcribers Afsefsors have afsest upon the 
Ratable Pools & Estates in Watertown the Sum 
of Forty Pounds y* Grant made y* last march Meet- 
ing for y* Repairing the High-ways & Town-ways 
& have Committed lists of y e Same to y e Several 
Collectors who are alfo Surveyos of y* High-ways 
(Viz) 

To M r William Bond the Sum of — 20 : 9:5 
af8essor\ and to M r Richard Clark y e Sum of — 19 : 10 : 7 
Certificate I With Warrants to Levy & Collect y* Same or to 
1764 I See that it be faithfully worked out agreable to the 
Vote of y* Town So as to make up their accounts 
with the Selectmen of s d town on or before the 
first day of February Next Enfueing the Date 
Hereof — 

To y* Selectmen — 

John Kemball 
Jon 3 Brown 
Mofes Stone 

[260] At a Meeting of y^ Selectmen at y e Houfe of the 
Wid° Mary Learned on the 7. Day of May AD 1764 — 
They haveing Rec d a precept from y* Sheriff of y* County of 
Midd x Requiring them to Afsemble y e Inhabitants of Watertown 
to Choofe one or more perfons to Serve for & Reprefent them in 
a Great & General Court to be held at Concord on ^ Thirtieth 
Day of this Inftant May at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon 
in Obfervance Whereof they ordered the Clerk to Issue out a 
warrant Directed to the Conftable to warn the Inhabitants who 
are Quallified to Vote in y* 5 Choice of a Reprefentative to afsemble 
at they Publick Meeting Houfe in S d Town at two of the Clock 
afternoon for the purpose afforeSaid And for the Inhabitants 
who are Quallified to Vote in town affairs to meet at S d place 

at 3 of the Clock on Said Day for y e Ends following (Viz) 

(1) To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting (2) To Hear 
y* Report of y e Committe that were Chofen at march meeting 
last to Examin the Treafurers Accounts and for the town to pais 
any Vote or Votes thereon they May think proper (3) For the 
town to pafs on Upon a list of Juriors that are to be layed before 
them by the Selectmen (4) To Hear the petition of a Number 
of the Inhabitants of the town praying the T ° wn to grant them 
Liberty to Sitt in Some of the Seats in y e front Gallary for the 
Reafons Settforth in S d Petition (5) To know the minde of the 
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Place Near the Islands and for the town to act any thing on the 
affair they may thing proper 

A Warrant was Issued out Accordingly 

att r Jon 3 Brown Town Clerk 

at this Meeting y« Selectmen Signed an order on y* Treaiurer 
to pay m r Daniel Sawin three Shillings & Nine pence for Board- 
ing Ruth Maddox 

[261] At this Meeting m r Samuel White Sent in a Noti- 
fication to y* Selectmen to Inform them that he had taken one 
Thaddeus Haftings & wife into his Houfe who Came last from 
Lexington who Came into town the Second Day of this prefent 
may, Likewiie m r Edward Richardion Sent a Notification to 
Inform them that he had Rec d into his Houie one William Goding 
and Family who Came last from Wooburn on y e 17 Day of 
April last past at this Meeting the Selectmen ordered the Clerk 
to Issue a warrant to warn one Ruth Worthylake out of town 
Who Came Last from New London in the Colony of Connecti- 
cut in the Month of August or September last past 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Publick Meeting-Houie on 
the 14 Day of May AD 1764 the Clerk was ordered to give a 
warrant to the Conitable to warn Benjamin Harris out of town 
Warrants were Issued out agreable to y e above orders the 
Sen-ice done and Cautions Entered at may Court 

Jon 3 Brown Town Cler 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Publick Meeting-Houfe on 
Monday y £ 14 Day of May Anno Domini 176-1 — 
They ordered the Clerk to Issue out a warrant to Warn one 
Ruth Worthylake out of Town who Came Last from New-Lon- 
don in the Colony of Conectticut about the Month of August or 
September last past 

A Warrant was Issued out accordingly and y* Service d ° n and the 

Caution Entered at may Court 

P r . Jon 3 Brown Town Clerk — 

[262] A Gen 11 Town Meeting of y* freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in the 
Choice of a Repreientative Regularly aisembled at the publick 
Meetine-Houfe in s d Town on Mondav y*: 14 Dav of mav AD 
1764 

The Votes were Called for and Bro\ in Sorted & Counted and 
it appeared that L l . Daniel Whitney was Chofen to Repreient y* 
Town in a Great 5c Gen !1 Court appointed to be held and kept 
for His Majesty's Service at Concord on Wedeniday the Thirtieth 
Dav of this Initant mav 



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At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled at the publick Meeting-Houfe in Said 
Town on Monday the 14 th . Day of May AD. 1764 
Voted & Choofe m r Nath 11 Stone Moderator for s d Meeting 
Voted to accept the Committes Report on y* Treafurers Acc tts . 
and that it be Reccorded 

Voted & accepted the list of Juriors as Exhibited by the Select- 
men 

Then the Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants praying the 
town to grant to a Number of Young men & women Some Suit- 
able Seats in the Meeting to accomodate them for Singing 
after Confideration thereon it was Voted that the men have 
Liberty to Sitt in y e Womens front Gallary from the Center to 
the South-East Corner during y e Towns pleafure — 
Likewife Voted to the women Singers y* Gallary from y* East 
Door to y e South-Eaft Corner During the towns pleafure — 
Then it was put to Vote whether y^ town will lay open y e way 
down to the Islands at this time It pafst in y* Negative 
Put to Vote whether y* Town will act any thing further on the 
article and it past in y* Negative 

[263] Watertown March 20 th -: 1764 

We the Subscribers appointed by the Town to Examine the 

Town Treafures acc tts - upon Examination finde Said acc tts - well 

Voucht and Right Cast 

John Kemball 

Mofes Stone j- Com u - 

Nath 1 Harrington J 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of y e Wid°. Mary 
Learned on y*: 25 th . Day of May AD 1764 — 
They Stated y e Afsize of Bread agreable to Wheat at 5/¥ P r 
Bufhel & allow'd four pence P r Bufhel to y e Bakers for their 

Livelihood &c They Likewife Directed the Clerk to 

give an Order to Mifs rs . Jonas White and Ebenezer Studfon to 
Receive the Towns Scales and Weights of the last years Clerk's 
of the Markets 

alfo agreed with m r Marfhal Spring to keep y* School at the 
Same Rate that he did the last year ^ ll further Notice 
And Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay him y* Sum of 
Twenty Pounds which is in full for His keeping the School the 
last Year 

[264] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of y e Wid° 
Mary Learned on y e 12 Day of July AD 1764 — 
They Ordered y e Clerk to Issue out a warrant Directed to 
the Conftable to warn one Sarah Learned out of Town Who was 



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bro*. from Charlstown last in y* month of June She being 
Under Very poor Circumftances — which accordingly was don y* 
next day 

P r Jon a Brown Town Cler — 

At this Meeting they Signed on Order on y e Treafurer to pay 
£ s d q 

Nath 11 Stone : 9 : 9 : 1. for a Shirt which he procured for 
Samuel Coollidge — they alfo Settled y e Afsize of of Bread at 
Wheat at 4/6 P r Bufhel & Six pence P r Bufhel allow'd to the 
Baker 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of M r Thomas Salt- 
marfh on y e 27: Day of August AD 1764 — 

The Selectmen Approbated m r Thomas Saltmarfh m rs . Mary 
Learned & m r Edward Richardfon to be Inholders & John Hunt 
Esq r and Mifs rs . John Remington Cornelius Waldo & Jonas White 
to be Retailors 

at this meeting y* Selectmen being Informed that y 6 Wid° 
Hannah Biglo was Came to Refide at the Houfe of y* Wid°. 
Elizabeth Brown who Came last from Waltham on y* Sixth Day 
of December last past her Circumftances being Such that y* Select- 
men ordered that if the Selectmen of Waltham do not give Se- 
curity to Watertown on or before Monday Next that y* Clerk 
Issue out a Warrat to warn her own of town — They being Like- 
wife Notified that Jonas White had Received into his Houfe one 
Betty Wellington & two Children (Viz) one Called Diadama y* 
other Called Jedidiah White who Came Last from Waltham 
about y e month of September last past their Circumftances being 
Such y l y e Selectmen ordered the Clerk Issue out a warrant to 
warn them out of Town which was don and y e Caution Entered at 
Concord Court — 

[265] The Selectmen at this Meeting Signed an Order on 
y e Treafurer to pay m r Jonas Berned Nine Shillings which George 

Adams Recovered of him for Setting Mary Preifts arm 

They Appointed to Meet y* Selectmen of Weston & Waltham 
Next Monday at three of y* Clock afternoon at m r Richard 
Cuttings in Waltham to Adjust y e Charge y* Charge of y* Great 
Bridge in Watertown & ordered the Clerk to Notify y e Selectmen 
of Said towns thereof Which was accordingly don 

P r Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Wal- 
tham at the Houfe of m r Richard Cutting in Waltham on y 6 . 3. 
Day of September Anno Domini 1764 the Charge of Repairing 
the Great Bridge in Watertown which had arifen Since y e Last 
adjustment which was on the thirty first day of August AD. 1763 



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Which ammounted to y* Sum of £6 : 3 : 1 1 : 1 was Propor- 
tioned & adjusted & Signed by y e Selectmen of y* 1 Three towns 
See Lib r . 2. Page y e (66) in y* Treafury — 

At this Meeting y e Selectmen of Watertown Approbated 
Nathaniel Coollidge Jun r . to be a Retailor of Spiritous Liquors — 

and at this Meeting they Signed an order on the Treafurer 

to pay Doctor Samuel Danforth the Sum twelve Shillings for 
what he did for Ruth Maddox. and Signed y ^ accounts against 
the Several perfons who are Indebted for warning perfons out of 
town which they Received in 

Monday Sep r . y e 3. 1764 The Selectmen of Waltham not 
giveing Security to Watertown Relating to y e Wid° Hannah Biglo 
as Mentioned in Page (264) I Issued out a warrant to warn her 
out of town and the Service was don and the Caution Entered 
at Concord Court 

Attest Jon a Brown Town Cle — 

[266] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of M r 
Edward Richardfon on Fryday y e : 5 day Oct r . AD. 1764 — 
They ordered the Clerk to Issue out a warrant °^ warrants 
Directed to y* Conftable to warn out of town William Goding 
& Sarah his wife and four Children. Viz William & Sarah & 
Elizabeth Phillips and Mary Mathyrs which are of y e Same Family 
they Came last from Woburn on the: 17 Day of April last past 
and Refide at the Houfe which now belonges to John Chenery and 
a Child which now lives at Issaac Sanderfons Which was Born 
at the wid° Murches Mother Came last from Boston in Dec r : 
on January last, And the wid° Mary Goding who Came last from 
Cambridge on y*. 20 th . Day of December last past and Refides at 
y* Houfe of James Vela in Watertown 

Warrants were Issued out accordingly 

P r Jon a Brown Town Cle/ 

The Service don and y e Cautions 
Entered Dec r : Court 

At this Meeting agreed that the Clerk gitt the Glafs-windows 
at the Meeting-Houfe Mended as Soon & as Cheap as he Can 
and that m r Nathaniel Harrington Carry as much Gravil on to 
y e Great Bridge as he thinks Nefsacery — And agreed that Mifs rs . 
John Kemball Nath 1 - Stone & Nath 1 Harrington three of y e Se- 
lectmen go to m r Sewall & take advice Relating to Sarah Learned 
and Report at the Next meeting, alfo it was agreed that y e Clerk 
draw orders on Weston to pay Cap 1 . Joseph Harrington 1/8 for 
140 feet of plank which He bro r . to y e Great Bridge in Water- 
town s 

alfo to pay m r Benj n . Harrington 1/13 for 165 feet which he 

s 

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pence one farthing for 203 feet which which he bro*. to Said 
Bridge— 

Nov r : ye 1 : 1 764 I gave an order on the Selectmen of Weston to 
pay Cap*. Joseph Harrington's account 

Jon a Brown Town Cler — 

[267] At a Meeting of ^ Selectmen at the Houfe of y* 
Wid° Mary Learned on the 26 th . Day of Nov r : AD: 1764 — M r 
Samuel White late Surveyor of High-way appeared and made up 
his accounts with the Selectmen, at this Meeting y e Selectmen Di- 
rected the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn the wid° Mary 
Draper out A ° f Town who Came last from Roxbury m the Month 
of May last and Ephraim Wheeler & Elizabeth his wife who 
Came from Bofton in y 6 Month of February Last And Ben- 
jamin Fefsenden & his wife Barbara and their Children (Viz) 
Benjamin Isaac Mary & arthur who Came last from Milton 
in March Last and Daniel Fullar and Lydia his wife & Isaac 
Lydia Meriam & Jemina their Children who Came Last from 
Newton in the Month of June Last, And Stephen Stearns who 
Came last from Cambridge in the Month of July last Which 
was accordingly don and the perfons warned out (Except Daniel 
Fullar & Family) Cautions Entered Dec 1 " Court — 
at this Meeting it was agreed that m r Moses Stone should provide 

a pair of Shirts for Samuel Coollidge 

At a meeting of y^ Selectmen at ^ Houfe of the wid° Mary 
Learned on the Tenth Day of Dec r : Anno Domini 1764 they 
ordered the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant Directed to y* 5 
Conftable to Warn Oliver Learned out of town S d Learned 
Came last from Deadham Some time in y c Month of April or 
May Last which was Accordingly don. 

At this Meeting it was Agreed that M r Moses Stone provide a 
pair of Stockings for Samuel Coollidge and that M r John Kem- 
ball provide a Gown & a hankercheif and an Apron for Mary 
Coollidge — and it was Agreed y l : Bezaleel Learned put up what 
old & New planck may be Spared on the West Side of y e Great 
Bridge to prevent the Snow from Driveing off 

[268] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of M r 
John Kemball on the 21 Day of Dec r : 1764 They Signed an 
order on the Treafurer to pay the Town Creditors the Sum of 
£ s d q 

13 : 11 : 3 : 3 which was Granted to them last march Meet- 
ing — Alfo Signed an other order to pay y e Sum : 16 : 1 : 3 
farthings to m r Simon Haftings for Mending y e Meeting-Houfe 
Glafs And they Agreed to have a town Meeting on the 31 
day of this Prefent Month at one of the Clock in the afternoon 
at y e Publick Meeting Houfe and Directed the Clerk to Issue out 



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a Warrant Directed to y* Conftable to warn the Inhabitants to 
afsemble at the time & place aforeSaid for y* ends following 
(Viz) First to Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting — 
(2 ly :) For the town to Choofe a Committe to Settle y* 5 
Bounds of the Land which Nathaniel Harris Esq r late of Water- 
town Decf 1 . gave to the town or to Act any thing Elfe on y e 
affair they may think proper — (3 ,y :) For to know the minde of 
the town Whether they will grant Liberty to Sett Stables for 
Horfes on y e Towns land Near the Meeting-Houfe and for the 
Town to act any thing on the affair they may think proper 
(4 ly :) For the town to hear & Confider the affair of Sarah 
Learned a perfon Suppofed to Belong to Bofton, and for the town 
to provide for the payment of the Charge which has arifen by her 
being bro 1 . into y e town and Left in the hands of the Selectmen, 
And for the town to do any thing towards obtaining the S d . 
Charge of the town of Boston and Grant money to Carry on the 
affair in y* law if Need Require — 
A warrant was Issued out accordingly 

Att 1 : Jon a Brown Town Cler 

[269] At a Gen 11 : Town Meeting of y* 5 freeholders & othe 
Inhabitants of Watertown Who are Quallified according to law 
to Vote in town affairs Regularly Afsembled at y e Publick Meet- 
ing Houfe in s d Town on Monday the Thirty first day of De- 
cember Anno Domini 1764 — 

Voted and Chofe John Hunt Esq r Moderator for s d Meeting 
Voted to Choofe a Com": to Settle the Bounds of y 6 land Be- 
tween Stephen Harris's land & y e land that his Father gave to 
the town — Voted to Choofe Seven Men for Said Committe 

John Hunt Esq r 
L l . Daniel Whitney 
Cap 1 Edward Harrington 
Enf Jon a Bemis 
m r Sam 1 Fisk 
Cap 1 John Tainter 
m r Nath 1 Harrington 
Put to Vote whether y* Town will give Liberty to Sett Stables 
on y* Towns land Near y e Meeting Houfe and it pafst in the Af- 
firmative — Voted that there be no Stables Sett on the towns land 
Untill y* Bounds of s d land be Afsertained — Voted that y* 
Committe appointed to Settle y e Bounds of y e land above Said 
Determin where y e Said Stables Shall be Sett — Voted that Such 
perfons as pay y* 5 largest publick Tax's have the preferances in 
their Choice in Setting Stables — Voted y 1 the s d Committe Re- 
port to y e Town what they do on the affair as Soon as may 
be— 

Voted that the Selectmen Procede on the affair of Sarah Learned 
as they Shall think proper — 

The Bufinefs Being don the Meeting was Defolved — 



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[270] At a Meeting of y« Selectmen at the Houfe of y* 
Wid° Mary Learned on the 24 th . Day of January Anno Domini 
1765 

They being Informed that one Josiah Stowel was come to 
Dwell in town who Came last from Boston about the middle of 
March last And Thaddeus Haftings & Mary his wife from Lex- 
ington last on the Second day of May last their Circumftances 
being Such that the Selectmen Refufe to accept them to be In- 
habitants of Watertown and Ordered the Clerk to Issue out a 
Warrant to warn them out of town together with Daniel Fullar 
& his Family which the Conftable Could not finde before — A 
warrant was Issued out accordingly 

At this Meeting they appointed M r Nath 1 Stone and the Town 
Treafurer to Proceede on the affair of Sarah Learned Directly 
and Defired them to go to Boston the Next Day with as many 
of y* Selectmen as Could attend to Treat with the Selectmen of 
Boston about S d affair 

at this Meeting m r Moses Stone gave a Notification in to 
Inform the Selectmen that he had Received one John Caldwel to 
live with him who Came last from Cambridge on the thirteenth 
Day of September last past — and one Sarah Swan who alfo Came 
Last from Cambridge on the Second day of April last past and 
they ordered her to be warned out of town 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at Houfe of the wid°: Mary 

Learned on the Eighteenth day of Feb ry : AD 1765 

M r John Kemball bro 1 : in an account for two Shifts which he 
procured for Mary Coollidge ammounting to 16/1 & the Se- 
lectmen Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay the Same alfo 
to pay y e Rev d : M r Seth Storer his Sallary for the Year 1764 — 
the Selectmen orderd the Clerk to Send to John Stratton to 
come and give in the Name of a woman that is at his Houfe or to 
Sue him for the fine if he Neglects 

[271] At this Meeting y* Selectmen Agreed to have y* an- 
nual Town-Meeting on the fourth day of March Next at the 
Publick Meeting Houfe at Nine of the Clock in the forenoon and 
ordered the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant Directed to the Con- 
ftable to warn the Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in 
town affairs to afsemble and Meet together at the time & place 
aforeSaid to act on the following articles (Viz) First to Choofe 
a Moderator for Said Meeting — (2) To Chooie Selectmen Town 
Clerk & Treafurer & all other town officers Required by law to 

be Chofe in the month of March Annually 

(3)To Choofe a Saxton & agree how he Shall be paid for his 
Service (4) To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer (5) 
To know y e Minde of the Town Whether Swine Shall Run at 



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Large y c enfueing year (6) To Choofe a Committe Examin y e 
Treafurers accounts and pafs any Votes on them they may think 
proper 

(7) For the town to approprate the Intereft Money Comeing 
to the town y* prefent Year the Year Begining the Eleventh 
day of Dec r . last past (8) To Grant a Sallary for the Rev d m r 
Seth Storer for the year enfueing the year Begining the first day 
of March Next (9) To Grant Money for the Support of the 
School (10) To grant money for the Support of the poor (11) 
To Grant money for Repairing the great Bridge (12) To Hear 
the accounts of of thofe perfons y e town is Indebted to and grant 
money to pay the Same 

(13) To grant money to Repair the High-ways & town-ways 
if the town think proper & to Choofe y e Surveyors Collectors 
of y e High way Rate and Determin y e price of Labour in Work- 
ing out Said Rate (14 Iy ) To hear the pleas of y* prefent or late 
Conftables for abateing any Perticular perfons Perfons Rates in 
their lists & for y* Town to act their pleafure thereon (15 ly ) To 
know if minde of the town whether they will have two or more 
School-Houfes in the Town and if the town Agree there to then to 
make Provifion for Erecting the Same & Determin where they 
Shall be Sett and acl: any thing Elfe on y c affaire they may think 
proper — 

(16 !y ) To Hear the Report of y* Selectmen of what they have 
don Relating to the town-way that leads from the South-west 
Corner of m r David Sangers land down to his Wharf in order to 
make Said way Certain and for the town to Confirm y e Same 
or do any thing Elfe on the affair they may think Proper — 

(17' y ) 

[272] (17 ly ) For the town to do what may be thought 
Proper to Confirm a Deed which was given Richard King which 
is though not Sufficiently Executed And for y e Town to Acl: any 
thing on the affair they may think Proper (18 ly ) To Hear y* 
petition of Nathaniel Sanger Praying the town to give Liberty to 
finifh his Building Near y e Mill Creek where he has Sett Up a 
Frame and for the town to Acl: any thing on y* affair they may 
think Proper (19 ly ) To know the Minde of y* Town whether 
they will Do any thing for the Obtaining the wid° Mary Mad- 
dox's Dowry in her late Hufbands Estate as Nothing appears at 
prefent to Debarr her from it and for the town to acl: any thing 
on the affair they may think Proper (20 Iy ) To know y* minde 
of the town whether they will Apply to the General Court to 
have the Fifhery in Watertown put Under Some Regulations 
that May Prevent the Many Quarrals & Difputes that often 
arife Between the perfons that Come to fifh and for the town to 

act any thing on the affair they may think proper 

Likewife to Notify the town Creditors to bring in their Ac- 



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counts to the Selectmen at the Houfe of y* Wid° Mary Learned 
on Fryday the first Day of March Next at two of the Clock 
afternoon 

a Warrant Was Issued out Accordingly 

Att 1 Jon a Brown Town Clerk 
At this Meeting y* Selectmen ordered the Clerk to Issue out a 
warrant to warn John Foster out of town who Came last from 
Roxbury on fourth day of April last past and Refides at the 
Houfe of y e wid° Elizabeth Learned — Which was accordingly don 

P r Jon a Brown Town Cler — 

[273] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the first day of 
March AD 1765 at y* Houfe of y* wid° Mary Learned. The 
perfons that keept y* poor &c Bro 1 . in their accounts which are 
as follows (Viz) 

Jonas Bearne bro*. in his account for Boarding Mary Coollidge 
from v* 5 27 day of Feb^: 1764 to February y^ 27: 1765 at thir- 
teen Shillings P r Week old Tenor & for Makeing a Gown and 
Mending Shooes: 33 : 17 : 6 — 

L: M: 4 : 11 : 7 : 3 
John Kemball bro 1 : an account for Cloathing which he pro- 
cured for s d Mary Coollidge which Comes to v e Sum of — 

L: M': : 16 : : 1 
Simon Coollidge bro 1 : his account for Boarding and other things 
for the wid° Lydia Warrin to y*: 4 day of this prefent March 

which Come to the Sum of 12 : 16 : 1 : 1 

Thomas Learned bro 1 : his Account for Boarding the wid° Mary 
Maddox from February y« 29 : 1764 to Feb^: y e 28 1765 which 

Comes the Sum of 8:9:10:2 

Joseph Coollidge bro 1 : an Account for Boarding Samuel Cool- 
lidge from y e : 28 of February 1764 to y e 28 of Feb 1 ^: 1765 

amounting to the Sum of 13: 0:0 — 

and for Boarding Ruth Maddox Nine Weeks — : 5:4:3 



13 : 5:4:3 



£39 : 19 : 0=2 

All which Accounts were allow'd by y* Selectmen — 
at this Meeting y e Selectmen ordered the Clerk to Issue out a 
Warrant to Warn Roland Bennett out of town who Came Last 
from Bofton in the Month of April last past which was don y* 
Same time 

At this Meeting the Selectmen Received the following accounts 
in order to their being Layed before the Town (Viz) 
To D r Josiah Converse for Medicine & at- 
tendance on y* french family and the wid° 
Lydia Warrin 0:14: — 



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To Jonathan Stone for Serveing Conftable in 










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Y year 1 Jo 3 . 


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To John Kemball for Serveing Afsefsor y e 












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To Mofes Stone for Like Service .... 


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To Jon a : Brown for Service as Treafurer & 










afsefsor last Year : 


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To L l : Daniel Whitney for Houfe Rent for 










french 






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1 j 


: o 


To Simon Whitney for Carrying y e french 










mans goods to Bofton : 





: 6 


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To Bez 11 : Learned for Labour at y e Great Bridge 2 




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To Jon a : Bemis Ju r for Serveing Conftabl in 










ye Year 1756 : 





: 12 


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To Edmund Fowle for what he paid the wid° 










Abigail Livermore 





: 2 


: 9 


: 




11 


: 14 


: 8 


: 2 



Voted & Chofe for Sele&men- 



the two Last added at y e town Meeting — 

[274] At Gen 11 Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town 
affairs Regularly afsembled at y* publick Meeting Houfe in s d 
Town on Monday the fourth Day of March AD 1765 for y e 
Choice of Town officers & Tranfacling other affairs as Men- 
tioned in the Warrant for s d Meeting 

Voted & Chofe M r Nath 11 Harrington Moderator for s d Meeting 

M r John Kemball 
M r Nath 1 Stone 
Jon a Brown 
M r Moses Stone 
M r Jon a : Child 
Voted & Chofe for Town Clerk Jonathan Brown 
Voted & Chofe for Town Treafurer Jon a Brown 

f M r John Kemball 
Voted & Chofe for afsefsors . . . \ Jon 3 Brown 

[ M r Mofes Stone 
Voted & Chofe for Conftables mif rs . Sam 11 - White & Eben r : 
Stetfon 

Voted & Chofe for Wardens mif s Richard Clark & William Bond 
Voted & Chofe for Sealer of Leather m r Isaac Sanderfon 
Voted & Chofe for fence-Vieuers mif s : Sam 11 Soden & Nehemiah 
Mafon — 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyors of High-Ways: mif s Thomas 
Learned & Edward Harrington Ju r 

Voted & Chofe for Tythingmen mif r : Josiah Bright & Joseph 
Coollidge — 

Voted & Chofe for Hogreives mif s : Nathan Coollidge & Sam 11 
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Voted & Chofe for Deer-reives mif s Jonas White & Cornelius 
Waldo- 
Voted & Chofe for Surveyors of Timber &c Nath 11 Coollidge Ju r 
& Jonas Coollidge Ju r 

Voted & Chofe for Howards mif s : Josiah Norcrofs & Daniel 
Whitney Ju r — 

Voted & Chofe for Clerks of y* Market mif s Edmund Fowle & 
David Sanger — 

Voted & Chofe Cullars of Hoops Staves &c Sam 11 Cook & Bez 11 : 
Learned 

Voted Surveyor of Wheat m r Elifha Learned 

Voted & Chofe m r Simon Haftings for Saxton 

Voted that y* Saxton Shall have two Contrabutions as Ufual 
for his Service — Voted that Swine be Shut up y* prefent Year 

Voted & Chofe for a Comm": to Examin j^jj H^rin^on 

the Treafures Accounts [ M r Mofes Stone 

Voted to Appropriate y* Intereft money as it was y* 1 last year 
(Viz) five Shillings & eight pence to y* School & the Reft to the 
Minifter 

[275] Voted & Granted y e Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 for a 
Sallary for the Rev d m r Seth Storer the Enfueing year y* Intereft 



money Appropriated to that Ufe to be paid of Said Sum & y* 
Remainder to be afseft — 

Voted & Granted for the Support of y e School y 4 * 

Sum of £40 : — 

Voted & Granted for y* Support of y* poor 50 : — 

Voted & Granted for Repairing y* Great Bridge 3:0 — 

Voted & Granted for Mending y* High-ways & 
Town-ways — 40 : — 



Voted & Chofe y* Surveyors of High ways Collectors of y* 
High way Rate 

Voted that y e price of Labour in Working out y* High-way 

Rate be the Same it was the Last Year 

Voted & abated in Conftable Isaac Sanderfons List y e Sum 

of £1:6:4:2— 

and in Conftable Jonathan Stones Lists for y* Year 1763 (Viz) 

Abel Lorings Rates being : 12 : 3 pence and 

Rufsels Rates being . . : 12 : 3 pence Both 

being — 1:4:6: — 

and Granted the Same Sums to make them good 

Then the 15 th : Article was Read and after Debate thereon the 
Vote wa ^ P ut Whether y c Town will Build any More School- 

Houfes at prefent and it Paft in the Negative 

Upon a Motion made & Seconded it was put to Vote Whether 
the town will grant a further Sum of Money to be laid out in 



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Such a Manner and in Such parts of the town as y* 5 Selectmen 

Shall think proper and it paft in the affirmative — 

Then it was put to Vote whether the town will grant y* Sum 

of twenty pounds for s d Schooling it past in y e Negative 

The twelth Article when Read the accounts of thofe perfon to 
Whome the Town is Indebted were Sevarly Read to y* town the 
whole amounting to y* Sum of 11 : 14 : 8 : 2 farthings and 
y* Town Voted and Granted the Same Sum to pay s d accounts — 
Upon a Motion made & Seconded the Vote was put Whether 
it be the Minde of the town that y* Remaining Articles in y e 
Warrant be put of to Next May Meeting to be then acted Upon 
and it past in the affirmative 

[276] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of y* Wid° 
Mary Learned on the 4:th Day of March AD 1765 for the 
Swareing y* Town officers after the Selectmen had Taken y e 
oath Relating to y e Bills of the othe Goverments the perfons 
after named took the oaths Required by law to Quallified them 
to to Serve in Several offices to which they were Chofen Viz 
Jon a Brown Town Clerk & Treafurer & afsefsor 

Mif s John Kemball & Moses Stone afsefsors 

Richard Clark a Warden Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather 
Sam 11 : Soden fence Viewer, Thomas Learned & Edward Har- 
rington Ju r Surveyors of High-ways & Collectors, Josiah Bright 
& Joseph Coollidge Tything men, Samuel Warrin Hogreive, 
Jonas White & Cornelius Waldo Deer Reives, Nath 11 Coollidge 
Ju r & Jonas Coollidge Ju r : Surveyors of Timber &c 
Josiah Norcrofs & Daniel Whitney Ju r Howards Edmund 
Fowle & David Sanger Clerks of y e Market, Samuel Cook & 
Bezaleel Learned Cullars of Hoops Staves &c Elifha Learned 
Surveyor of Wheat 

All Sworn by John Hunt Justice peace — 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Publick Meeting Houfe on 
y* 4:th Day of March AD 1765 Before the Opening of y* publick 
Town-Meeting the Selectmen Signed an order on the Town 
Treafurer to pay out of y* Treafury the Sum of 39 : 19 : : 2 
farthings to y e following perfons it being in full of their accounts 
which they Exhibited to y* Selectmen on the first day of this 
prefent month See Page. (273) of this Book (Viz) 

To mif r . Jonas Berned 4:11: 7:3 

To John Kemball 0:16: 0:1 

To Simon Coollidge 12:16: 1:1 

To Thomas Learned 8: 9:10:2 

To Joseph Coollidge 13 : 5 : 4:3— 



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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on the Eleventh day of March 
1765 at the Houfe of y* wid° Mary Learned M r Samuel White 
took y* Oath of a Conftable & M r William Bond the oath of a 
Warden & M r Nathan Coollidge the oath of a Hogreive after 
they had Taken y* Money oath they were Sworn by — Jon a 
Brown Town Cler — 

[277] At Said Meeting the Selectmen Agreed with m r 
Jonas Beamed to take of and Board Mary Coollidge for one Year 

if She lives at ^ Rate of fifteen Shillings p r Week old Tenor 

And with m r John Sawin to take ^ re of y 6 wid° Lydia War- 
rin and Board her one year if She lives at Rate of thirty two 
Shillings p r Week old Tenor 

And with M r Jonathan Stone to take Care of & Board the 
wid° Mary Maddox one Year at the Rate of eighteen Shillings 
p r Week old Tenor 

And with m r Joseph Coollidge to take Care of & Board Samuel 
Coollidge one Year if he lives at the Rate of twenty Seven Shil- 
lings p r week old Tenor — And the Several perfons are to be 
Taken Care as of aboveSaid without any further allowance lett 
their Circumftances be w l : they will (Except in Case of Sicknefs) 
At this Meeting y** Selectmen agreed that m r Bezaleel Learned 
Should take c ^ e of y* Great Bridge the prefent Year provided 
that he will do it at a Reafonable Rate and be faithfull in the 
Truft 

And it was agreed by the Selectmen to look out for another 
School-mafter 

at this Meeting they Signed an order on y* Town Treafurer to 
pay the Sum of one pound to m r Moses Stone for Cloathing 
which he provided for Samuel Coollidge and one pound Seven 
Shillings & four pence to M r Nathaniel Stone for Boarding Sarah 
Learned 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Houfe of m r Edward 
Richardfon on y* 25 th : Day of March 1765 — agreed that m r 
Nath 11 - Stone Provide what Cloathing is Nefsacery for the wid° 
Lydia Warrin Alfo Agreed that m r John Kemball provide a 
School-mafter that he thinks will anfwer the end, as Cheap 

and Soon as he Can and make Report to the Selectmen 

Likewife it was agreed that mifu rs John Kemball & Nath 1 . 
Stone goe and take advice Relating to the Ephraim Warrin & y e 
Wid: Maddox and Sarah Learned tomorrow and Report at the 
Next meeting — 

[278] At the Meeting afore Said the Selectmen Signed an 
order on the town Treafurer to pay m r Marfhal Spring y e Sum of 
thirty pounds which is in full for his keeping y e School in Water- 
town Nine Months 



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at this Meeting they ordered the Clerk to write an order to 
the Clerks of y* Market for last year to Diliver the towns Scales 

and weights to y c Prefent Clerks of y e Markets 

at this meeting y e afsefsors made Return to y* Selectmen of 
their afsefsing the High-way Rate which they ordered to be Re- 
corded which is as follows (Viz) 

To y c Selectmen 

Gen n : 

/ Thefe may Certify that we y e Subscribers afsefsors 
have afseft the Ratable Pools and Estates in Water- 
town in the Sum of forty pounds it being y e Grant 
made at y* last march Meeting by y* Town for 
Repairing y* 5 High-ways and town-ways the prefent 
year and have Committed lists of the Same to the 
Surveyors who are alfo Collectors of the High-way 
Rate (Viz) 

afsesfory To m r Edward Harrington Ju r : the 

Certificate \ Sum of 20 : 18 : 10.: 2 

1 and to m r Thomas Learned y* Sum 

J of 19:1:1:2 

I with Lawfull warrants to levy & Collect ^ 
I Same or See that it be faithfully worked out agre- 
I able to y e Vote of y e Town So as to make up their 
[ accounts with your Selves or Succefsors on or before 
\ the last Day of November Next Enfueing the Date 
^ Hereof 

John Kemball 
Jon a : Brown 
Moses Stone 

Watertown March y* 5 : 18: 1765 

[279] At a Meeting of y 6 Selectmen at ^ Houfe of the 

wid° Mary Learned on y* 5 : 29 Day of March AD 1765 

M r John Kemball informed y e Selectmen that he had agreed 
with Joseph Willard to keep the School three Months for Ten 

pounds and that he began the Day before 

at this Meeting m r Joseph Coollidge informed that ^ e would 
take a Letter of Guardianfhip for Ephraim w ^ rrin if y* 5 Select- 
men would go to y e Judge with him and git one which they agreed 

to do the Next tuesday — ■ 

The Afsefsors Diftrects were given as they were last Year See 
page (259) 

At a Meeting of ^ Selectmen on y e 8 th - day of april 1765 at y* 5 
Houfe of M r Edward Richardfon they Signed an order on y* 
Treafurer to pay to m r Nathaniel Stone Six Shillings which he 



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gave for advice Relating to Ephraim Warrin and to pay m r 
Mofes Stone two Shillings which he gave to y* County Regifter 

for Copys Relating to y* wid°. Maddox's affair 

They agreed that y* Clerk Should Send an order to m r Thomas 
Learned not keep the wid°: Mary Maddox any Longer at the 

towns Cost which was don the Same Evening 

Mifs rs : Nath 11 : Stone & Moses Stone are to Perambulate 
lines & Renew Bounds with the adjacent town on Fryday the third 
Day of May Next (Viz) with Cambridge at Eight of the Clock 
in the Morning to Begin at ^ River, and at Twelve a Clock at 
Noon with Waltham and at four of the Clock afternoon with 
Newton and the Clerk is to Notify the Sevaral Towns Accord- 
ingly Which was accordingly don 

By Jon a Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the Sixth Day of May 
g 1765 at the Houfe of the wid° Mary Learned Mifs re : 
j« Nath 1 : Stone & Moses Stone made Verbal Report that they 
I had attended the Service of Perambulating and meet the 
g Perfons Appointed by the Adjacent towns and Renewed 
* the Marks 

[280] At the Said Meeting on y^ Sixth of May 1765 See y* 
last Page M r Marfhall Spring bro 1 : in his account for keeping 
the School last Year ten Months & Ten Days and and the Select- 
men Signed an order of the Treafurer to Pay him the Sum of Four 
pounds Eight Shilling & ten pence two farthing in full for s d 
Service and the Sum of Six pounds Six Shillings & Eleven pence 
for his Medicines & attendance of Sarah Learned while She was 
Lame 

at this Meeting m r : John Kemball Notified y* Selectmen that 
he had Received into town one Benjamin Bond who Came last 
from Weston the first Day of April last Likewife m r David 
Bemis Notified that he had Received one Phinehas Child and 
Family into the Houfe that was m r Amos Bonds late Deceaft and 
Nathaniel Coollidge Jun r notified that he had Received one Ruth 
Bowman into his family who Came Last from Lincoln in the 
Month of March last 

N. B. s d Phinehas Child above said Came last from Waltham 

the later-end of March Last 

at this Meeting it was agreed that m r John Kemball Should 

gitt the Pound Repaired and alfo the Stocks 

And the Selectmen haveing Received a Precept Requiring the to 
afsemble the Inhabitants of Watertown to Elect & Depute a 
Suitable perfon to Reprefent them in a Great & General Court 
Appointed to be Convened held & keept for His Majesty's Ser- 
vice at the Court Houfe in Boston on Wedenfday the 29 Day of 
this Inftant May they agreed to n * ve a Town Meeting for that 



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Purpose on Monday the Thirteenth Day of May Currant and 
Ordered the Clerk to Issue out a warrant Directed to the Con- 
ftable to warn the Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in the 
Choice of a Reprefentative to Meet at the publick Meeting- 
Houfe on s d thirteenth day of May at two of the Clock After- 
noon for s d Purpose, and Likewife to warn the Inhabitants who 
are Quallified to vote in town affairs to meet at three of the Clock 
the Same Day at the Same place to Acl: on the following Articles 
(Viz) 

First 

[281] First to Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting 

(2 Iy ) To Hear the Report of the Committe that were Chofen 
to Examin y e Treafurers Accounts and to pafs any Votes on them 
they think Proper 

(3 ly ) To know y* Minde of the town whether they will jj ave 
two or more School-Houfes in the town and if y e Town Agree 
thereto then to make Provifion for Erecting the Same and Deter- 
min where they Shall be Sett and Act any Elfe on the affair they 
think Proper (4 Iy ) To Hear the Report of the Selectmen of 
what they have don Relating to the Town-way that Leads from 
the South-weft Corner of m r David Sangers land down to his 
Wharf in order to make Said way Certain and to Confirm the 
Same or do any thing elfe on the affair they May think Proper 
(5 ly ) For the town to do what may be thought Proper to Confirm 
a Deed which was given to Richard King which is thought not 
Sufficiently Executed and for the town to acl: any thing on the 
affair they may think Proper (6 ly ) To Hear the Petition of 
Nathaniel Sanger Praying the town to give him Liberty to Finifh 
his Building Near the Mill-Creek where he has Sett Up a 
Frame and for the town to Acl: any thing on they affair they May 
think Proper 

(7 ly ) To know the Minde of the Town whether will Apply 
to y e General Court to to have the fifhery in Watertown Put 
Under Some Regulations that may Prevent the Many Quarrals 
& Difputes Often Arife Between the Perfons that Come there to 
fifh and for the town to acl: any thing on the affair they may 
think Proper (8 ,y ) To Choofe any town officers in the Room 
of thofe that were Chofen in March Last who Refufe or Neglect 
to Serve. (9 ly ) To Hear the Report of the Committe which 
were Chofen to Settle the Bounds of y e land Near y* Meeting- 
Houfe with Stephen Harris and for the town to acl: any thing 
elfe on y e affair they may think Proper (10 ly ) To know the 
minde of the town whether they will Sell a Small Peice of land 
at the head of the wid° Margrit Parrys Meadow land on the 
Countrey Road and for the town to acl their Pleafure thereon 
(Hiy) t q k now tne m i n( i e f the town whether they will abate 
any Perticular Perfons Rates in ^ late Counftables Hands and 
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A Warrant was Issued out Accordingly 

P r Jon a Brown Town Cle 

[282] At a Gen 11 : Town Meeting of y* freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in y* 
Choice of a Reprefentative Reguarly Afsembled at the Publick 
Meeting Houfe in Said town on Monday the Thirteenth Day of 
May AD 1765— 

They made Choice of L l : Daniel Whitney to Serve for and 
Reprefent them in a Great & Gen 11 : Court or afsembly ap- 
pointed to be held and kept for his Majesty's Service at the Court- 
Houfe in Boston on Wedenfday the Twenty Ninth Day of this 
Prefent Month of May 

At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of y* freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown who are Qualified to Vote in town af- 
fairs Regularly afsembled at y" publick Meeting. Houfe in s d 
Town of Monday the Thirteenth Day of May Anno. Domini 
1765 — 

Voted & Chofe M r : Nathaniel Harrington Moderator for s d 
Meeting 

2 d ar l : Voted & accepted y e Committes Report on y* Treafures 
accounts (See the Next page) 

3 art le : Voted Not to Build any more School-Houfes at Prefent 
Put to vote whether it be the Minde of the town to grant a 
further Sum of Money to be laid out for the Inftruclion of the 
youth in Such parts of the town and at Such places and times as a 
Committe to be heafter appointed by y* town (Seperate from y* 
Gramer School) Shall think Proper and it paft in the affeirmative 
Voted and Granted the Sum of 20 Pounds for S d : Schooling 

Jonas White 



Voted and Chofe for Said Committe 



Jonas Bond Ju r 
Nath 1 Harrington 
Neh h : Mafon 
Jon a Bemis Ju r 



on the 6 article Put to Vote whether the town will act on the 
Petition of Nath 11 Sanger & it paft in y e Negative 
Voted and accepted the town Road by David Sangers as Stated 
by the Selectmen See their Report at Page (284) Recorded. — 



[283] Put to Vote whether the town will act on the article 
Relating to Samuel Sanger and it paft in y e affirmative 
Voted to Choofe a Committe & Impower them to give a Quit 
Claim Deed of all the towns Rite to Said Land which was 
granted to Richard King 



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f m r Samuel Fisk 
Voted and Chofe for Said Committe — I m r John Remington 

[ John Hunt Esq r 
Voted that the Reprefentative petetion the General Court for 
Liberty for the Selectmen to Regulate the fifhery in Water- 
town as they think Proper — 

Voted and Accepted m r Isaac Sanderfon to Serve Conftable in 
the Room of m r Ebenezer Stetfon, and Said Sanderfon was Sworn 

to Said office By John Hunt Justice Peace 

Then the Committee that were appointed to Settle the Bounds 
of the land with Stephen Harris Made Verbal Report that they 
had agreed with Said Harris and Sett the fence on the line and that 
m r Harris had given a Quit Claim Deed of what land was out of 
the fence And the town Voted and Accepted y e Said Committes 
Report and that the Said Deed be Recorded — 

Voted that the Committe formerly Chofen to Sell land Lying A to 
y* ways be and hereby are Impowred to Sell the Small peice of 
land Mentioned in y e Tenth Article to the wid° Margrit Parry — 
Then Voted and Abated m r James Bayles Minifters Tax for 
y* year 1763 upon his giveing a Difcharge for the Same 
Likewife Voted and abated Jonas Learneds Rates in Conftable 
Stones lists for two years and granted the Sum of : 15=9 : 1 
to make it good 

The Committes Report on the Town Treafurers Accounts as 
follows (Viz) 

Watertown May 10 th . 1765 We the Subscribers Appointed by 
the Town Aforesaid to Examine the Town Treafurers accounts 
Upon Examination find Said accounts Well Vouched & Right 
Cast " 



John Remington ) _ 
Moses Stone J Com ' 



[284] The Selectmen of Watertown Report to y e Said 
Town That they have Stated the Town way leading out of y* 
County Road Down to m r : David Sangers Wharf to be two 
Roods wide from Said Sangers wall Said wall to be the Eafterly 
Bounds of Said way 

Watertown March y e : 1: John Kemball 
1765 This Town way Nath 11 : Stone 
allowed by y e Town Jonathan Child \ Selectmen 

See Page (282)// Nath 1 Harrington 

Mofes Stone 

May ye 24: 1765 I gave an order on y e Selectmen of Weston 
To pay m r Jonas Harrington Ju r of Weston y* 5 Sum of 2 : : 7 : 1 
farthing in full for 203 feet of planck which he Bro 1 : to the 
Great Bridge in Watertown last Year 

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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Houfe of y* Wid°: Mary- 
Learned on y e 24 Day of June 1765 

They Signed an order on y* Treafurer to the Sum of Ten 
pounds to M r Joseph Willard which is in full for his keeping 
School in Watertown three months and the Sum of one pound 
thirteen Shillings to M r Benjamin Harrington for 165 feet of 
planck which he Sent to y e Great Bridge in Watertown last 
Year- 
It was agreed that M r : John Kemball & Jonathan Brown or 
either of them Treat with M r Joseph Willard and agree with him 
to keep y* School Some further time if he is willing and make 
Report at their next meeting 

[285] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r 
Mofes Stone on the Fifth Day of July AD 1765— 
M r Joseph Coolldge being prefent Informed the Selectmen that 
Samuel Coollidge was in want of Some Breeches — they Agreed 
that Said Joseph Coollidge procure Some Tow-Cloth and make 
him two pair & Bring in his account to the Selectmen for allow- 
ance as Soon as they are made 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Wal- 
tham at the Houfe of M r Richard Cutting in Waltham on the 
Second Day of Sep r : AD: 1765 The Charge of Repairing the 
the Great in Watertown which had arifen Since the last adjust- 
ment which was on y* third Day of Sep r : Anno Domini 1764 

s d q 

which amounted to the Sum of £ 7 : 4 : 8 : 3 was Propor- 
tioned and adjusted & Signed by the Selectmen of y e three Towns 
See Lib 1 ": 2 Page the (66) in the Treafury — 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on Second Day of Sep r : AD 1765 
at the Houfe of m rs : Mary Learned The Selectmen approbated 
M r : Thomas Saltmarfh M rs Mary Learned & m r : Edward 
Richardfon to be Inholders & Mifs rs : John Remington Cornelius 
Waldo & Nathaniel Coollidge Ju r : to be Retailors — at this Meet- 
ing upon being Informed that the Meeting-Houfe & m r : Storers 
Houfe wanted Repairs it was agreed that Mif rs : Nath 11 . Stone 
Jon a : Child & Moses Stone Should go and Veiw them & that 
the Selectmen will ™ eet again on this Day Fortnight at this place 
to Confider what is Proper to be don in the affair — They alfo 
being Informed that the town Standard of Weights & Meafures 
do not Agree with the Province Standard therefore ordered the 
Clerk to Defire m r : Samuel Fisk to Carry them to Boston and 
gitt them new Sealed at the towns Cost 

They 

[286] They Likewife being Informed that one Timothy 
Daucey and one Richard Walker were Come to Dwell in Water- 



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town at the Houfe of John Hunt Esq r : they Came last from Bos- 
ton and one Elizabeth Stowell at the Houfe of Edward Harring- 
ton Ju r : She Came last from Waltham the Said Daucey and 
Walker Came into town the first Day of October last past and 
y* Said Elizabeth Stowell on the twenty fifth day of the Same 
month their Circumftances being Such that the Selectmen or- 
dered the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn them out of 
town — A Warrant was Issued out accordingly Dated the Next 
Day Directed to Conftable Samuel White 

Service don Cautions Enter'd Jon a : Brown Town Cler — 

Concord Court Sep r : 1765 

At a Meeting of ^ Selectmen at y^ Houfe of y* wid°: Mary 
Learned on y e : 16 Day of Sep r : 1765 — 

They agreed to approbate m r : Abijah Learned to keep an 
Inhold in his mothers Houfe in her Stead — Likewife to appro- 
bate m r Bezaleel Learned to be a Retailor — They Directed the 
Clerk to Send to y e Selectmen of Weston to Send three Hundred 

of good Planck for the Great Bridge in Watertown 
They Likewife agreed to have a Town-Meeting on Monday 
the twenty third Day of this prefent September at one of the 
Clock afternoon at y 45 Publick Meeting-Houfe and ordered the 
Clerk to Issue out warrants Directed to the Conftable to warn 
the Inhabitants who are Qullified to Vote in town affairs to 
meet at time and place afore Said for the Ends following (Viz) 

First 

[287] First To Choofe a Moderator for Said Meeting — 
(2 Iy ) To know the minde of y e Town whether they will give 
Some Inftriictions to their Reprefentative how to act on the 
Important affairs that will Come before the General Court at 
their Next Sefsions and for the town to act any thing on y^ affair 
that may be thought Proper — 

(3 ,y ) For the town to grant money to Build a New pound & to 
act any thing Relating thereto they may think Proper 
(4 ly ) For to know the minde of y* Town whether they will 
Repair the Meeting-Houfe and the Dwelling Houfe where y* 
Rev d M r : Seth Storer Dwells and if they agree thereto then to 
agree in what manner Said Repairs Shall be don and Grant 
money there for and act any thing on y e affair they may think 
Proper 

(5 ly ) To Hear what y* Selectmen have don Relating to y* 
affair of Sarah Learned and for y* Town to Grant money to 
Carry on the affair with y e Town of Boston and act any thing 

Relating thereto as may be thought Needfull 

(6 ly ) To Hear the Report of y e Committe that were appointed 
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the town to act any thing further on the affair they may think 
Proper — 

Which was Accordingly Don the Next Day — 

Attest Jon a : Brown Town Clerk — 

[288] At a Gen 11 : Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town 
affairs Regularly afsembled & meet together at y* publick meet- 
ing-Houfe In Said town on Monday y e : 23 d : Day of Sep r : Anno 
Domini 1765 for Tranfacting y* affairs as Settforth in y e war- 
rants for s d : Meeting — 

Voted & Choofe M r : Nath 11 : Stone Moderator for y« Meeting 
the 2 article was Read & after Debate thereon it was put to 
Vote Whether it be your Minds to act any thing on y* article 
and it past in the Negative — 

(3) Article Read Put to Vote whether y* town will grant 
Mony to Build a New pound & it past in y* Negative 
2 Iy : Put to Vote whether y* Town would Repair the old pound 
& it paft in the Affirmative — 

(4 th ) article Read & Put to Vote whether the town will 

Repair the Meeting-Houfe & it past in y e affirmative 

Put to Vote whether whether they will Repair the the Mifterial 
Houfe & it past in y e affirmative 

Put to Vote whether the porch Should be Covered with Lead 
and it past in the affirmative — 

Voted & Granted the Sum of 13 : 6 : 8 to Repair y* Meeting- 
houfe 

Voted & Granted y e Sum of 5 pounds to Repair y* Minifteriel 
Houfe 

Voted & Chofe for a Com" to Repair s d : 
Houfes 

Voted & Granted y* Sum of £20 pounds to Carry on y* affair 
between the Town of Watertown & Boston Relating to Sarah 
Learned 

Voted that y* Selectmen Repair y* pound as they think Need- 
full— 

[289] At a Meeting of y 4 * Selectmen at y* Houfe of y e wid° 

Mary Learned on the 11 th . Day of November AD 1765 

The Selectmen Agreed that m r : Prentice Should keep the School 
a Quarter of a Year Longer at y* Same Price as he did the Last 

Quarter and to Begin y e Next Day 

and it was Agreed that m r Mofes Stone Provide a pair of 
Shirts for Samuel Coollidge as Soon as he Can — and that M r John 
Kemball Provide a pair of Shoes for Mary Coollidge and git the 
Meeting-Houfe & School-houfe glafs Mended, and Likewife that 
m r Mofes Stone defire m r Simon Haftings to mend the School- 
Houfe 



Jonas White 
Moses Stone 
Richard Clark 



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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Houfe of M r Edward 
Richardfon on y e 23 Day of Dec r : AD 1 765 — 
they Agreed that m r : Nathaniel Stone Provide y e wid° Lydia 
Warrin a pair of Shifts & two Caps — Likewife Agreed that M r : 
Ebenezer Stone Ju r : take & Board the wid° Maddox till the Poor 
are Put out in March Next at two Pifterens p r Week Alfo Agreed 
that m r : Joseph Coollidge provide Some Buttons and Mend 
Samuel Coollidges Jacket and Bring in his Account in order for 
payment — 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonathan Brown 
on the 17 th - Day of January Anno Domini 1766 — 
they Agreed that four pair of Gloves be provided for the perfons 
that did the Service in laying out the Corps of Mary Preift alio 
Agreed the Clerk Issue out a Warrant to Warn Phinehas Child 
and Family Sarah Byles & Benjamin Bond out of town — 
Which was Done the 21 : Day of y e Month 

Attest Jon a : Brown Town Cle 

[290] At the Meeting Mentioned on the last page the Se- 
lectmen agreed to Procede in the affair Depending Between 
Watertown & Boston Relating to Sarah Learned and that mifs r 
Nathaniel Stone and Mofes Stone take Care that the Same Wit- 
nefses be Sommoned as were before and be Ready at the time 
appointed which is y e Last Tuesday in this prefent month and 
that Cp 1 Jonathan Brown Treat with the Attorneys & Endeavor 
that they attend at the Said time — the Perfons were warned out 
Except Benjamin Bond and the warrant Return'd to y* Clerk of 
y e Sessions y* 1 1 day of Feb y — 

At a Meeting of y 6 Selectmen on the 7 th - Day of Feb r y 1766 at 
the Houfe of M r : Abijah Learned — They Signed Orders on the 
Town Treafurer to pay the Town Creditors the Sum of 
£11 : 14 : 8 : 2 which was Granted them last March Meeting 
— And the Sum of £66 : 13 : 4 to the Rev d : M r : Seth Storer 
for his Sallary the Prefent year alfo it was agreed that m r : Caleb 
Prentice keep the School till the first day of March Next and 
that m r : John Kemball Notifie him thereof — 
They ordered the Clerk to Issue out another Warrant to warn 
Benjamin Bond out of town he not being found before — alfo one 
Moses Sanderfon who Came last from Cambridge in y e month of 
August or September Last past and Refides at Houfe of y^ Wid° 
Goddard — alfo agreed to meet again on Tuesday Sen 1 : at m r 
Moses Stones at Nine of y* Clock in the forenoon 
A Warrants were Issued accordingly 

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Feb 17 Anno Domini 1766 at the Houfe of M r . Mofes Stone 
They Setled their Accounts Relating to ye law Suit with the 
Town of Bofton about Sarah Learned and they ammounted to the 
Sum of £11 = 11=3 and they si ^ ned and order on the Town 
Treafurer to p A ay them their Several accounts Viz M r : Nathaniel 
Harrington the Sum of 0=4 : Jonathan Child y e Sum of 
£0=8=0 Nathaniel Stone the Sum of £1=4 : 6 and John 
Kemball the Sum of £0 : 4 : Mofes Stone the Sum of 
£1=7 : 1 and to Jonathan Brown the Sum of £8 : 3 : 8 — 
Agreed that Mifs rs : John Kemball Jonathan Child and Jonathan 
Brown go the Next d ^ y to Jonas Bond Esq rs : and Settle accounts 
Relating to Mary Preift with them and Take what Cloathing 
and &c She left from there — 

They Agreed to have y e publick Annual Town Meeting on 
Monday the third Day of March Next at y* publick Meeting- 
Houfe at Ten of the Clock in the forenoon and Ordered the Clerk 
to Issue out Warrants Directed to y* Several Conftables to warn 
the Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in town affairs to 
Meet at S d : time & place to act on the following Articles (Viz) 
First to Choofe a Moderator for s d . Meeting — 
(2 ly ) To Choofe Selectmen Town-Clerk & Treafurer & all 
other town officers Required by law to be Chofe in the month 
of March Annually (3 ly ) To Choofe Saxton and Agree how he 
Shall be paid for his Service (4 ly ) To put in their Votes for a 
County Treafurer (5 ly ) To know the minde of the town 
Whether Swin Shall Run at large the Infueing year (6 ly ) To 
Choofe a Committe to Examin the Treafurers accounts & pafs 
any Votes on them they may think proper (7 ly .) For the town 
to appropriate the Intereft money Coming to then the prefent 
year y* year Begining the eleventh day of December last past — 

Eightly 

[292] (8 ly ) To grant a Sallary for y e Rev d : M r : Seth 
Storer for y e Year Enfueing y e Year Begining the first day of 
march next 

(9 th ) To grant money to Suppor the Grammer School or any 

other Schools that they may Agree upon 

(10 th ) To Grant money to Support the Poor (ll ly ) To 
Grant money for Repairing the great Bridge (12 ly ) To hear 
the accounts of thofe perfons the Town is Indebted to and grant 
money to pay the Same (13. ly ) To grant money to Repair the 
High-ways and Town-Ways if they think Proper and to Choofe 
the Surveyors Collectors of the High-way Rate & Determin the 
Price of Labour in working out Said Rate — 
(14 ly ) To Hear the Pleas of the Prefent or late Conftables 
for abateing any Perticular perfon Rates in their lists and for the 
town to Act their Pleafure thereon (l5)To know the minde of 
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Pews in y e Meeting-Houfe which at this time Revert to y e Town 
Agreable to their former Votes And Difpofe of them again in 
Such a way & manner as they Shall think heft and do any thing 
elfe on y e affair they may think Proper (16) To know y e 
Minde of the town Whether they will Choofe a Committe to 
manage the School or Schools that they may agree to be kept in 
the town and do any thing on the affair they may think Proper 
(17) To Hear the Report of y e Selectmen Relating to y e affair of 
Sarah Learned and for y* Town to act their pleafure thereon — 
And likewife to Notify y e Town Creditors to bring in their ac- 
counts to y* Selectmen at the Houfe of M r : Abijah Learned on 
Fryday the 28 th - of this Inftant Feb 17 : at three of y^ Clock after- 
noon in order to their being laid before the Town — Warrants 
were Issued out Accordingly 

Attest Jon a Brown Town Cle/ 

[293] At a Meeting of y^ Selectmen on y e 28 th - Day of 
Feb 17 : AD 1766 at y* Houfe of m r : Abijah Learned The per ions 
w r ho kept y 6 Poor y* Year past bro 1 : in their Accounts which are 
as follows (Viz) 

Jonas Berned for Boarding Mary Coollidge from Feb 17 : 27: 
1765 till Feb^ 27 1766 being fifty two weeks at 21 

p r week 5=4=0 

Joseph Coollidge for Boarding Samuel Coollidge from Feb 17 : 
28: 1765 to Feb^: 28: 1766 being 52 weeks at 27/ old Tenor 
P r week Comes to L M. 9:7:2:2 

and for Cloathing &c 1/4 0:1:4:0 



Total is— 9:8:6:2 
John Sawin for Boarding the wid° Lydia Warrin from March 
the Eleventh day 1765 to March the Eleventh 1766 being 52 
weeks at 32/1 P r week old Tenor it Comes to in Lawfull 
money — 11 = 1 : 10 : 2 

Thomas Learned for Boarding the wid° Mary Maddox from 
the first Day of March 1765 to the Eight day of April following 
being Five Weeks & five days at 24/1 old Tenor P r week 
Comes to : 18 : L : M 

Ebenezer Stone Ju r : for Boarding the wid° Mary Maddox 
from January y e : 4: 1766 to the 28 th : of Feb ry : following it being 
Eight Weeks at two piftereens P r week Comes to — 

: 19 : 2 :1 

Isaac Sanderfon for makeing one pair & mending two pair of 

Shoes for Samuel Coollidge & making a pair for Mary 

Coollidge £0 : 13 : 10 

Nathaniel Stone for Cloathing for Samuel Coollidge and y* 

widow Lydia Warrin and for Board &c for Ruth 

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Moles Stone for money lent to y* town and two Bufhels of 
Meal for Samuel Mafons wife and Cloathing for Samuel 
Coollidge 4 : 5=5 : 2 

IB 

Jonathan Brown for 20 weight of Beef at 2/1 old Tenor P r 
pound which was Deliver'd to Samuel Mafons wife by order of 
the Selectmen and two pair of Gloves provided for Mary Preifts 
Funeral and what was omitted in a former account 

: 14 : 7 : 2 

Simon Haftings for mending the pound Diging a Grave for 

Mary Preift and fixing the Stocks £0 : 10 : — 

Bezaleel Learned for Labour and meterials at the great Bridge in 

the Year past 0:17:8 

Jonas Bond ju r for things provided for Mary Preifts Funeral 
more than her wages came to 0=13 : : 3 

[294] At this Meeting the Committe that had the care of 
the Schooling bro 1 : their accounts of What they had Expended in 
the Several Schools which are as follows Viz — 
M r : Nath 11 : Harrington for cafh paid m rs . Hannah Bright for 

keeping School 8 weeks at 5/4 d P r : Week 2:2:8 

M: Jonas Bond ju r for cafh paid M rs : Mafon for eight weeks 

Keeping School at 5/4 d P r Week 2:2:8 

M r : Jonas White for cafh paid Mofes Biglo's wife for keep- 
ing School at 5/4 p r Week 1:1:4 

To Cafh paid m rs : Saltmarfh for 8 weeks at 5/4 P r 

week— 2:2:8 

To Cash paid m r : Sam": Cook for Houfe Room to keep 

the School in 0:12:0 

and to Cash to Joiiah Bifco for 4 Weeks keeping 

School 2:8:0 

alfo for 2 Weeks more in keeping School — 1 : 10 : 



M r Whites Sum Total for keeping School is £7:14:0 
Alfo m r Jonas White bro 1 : in an account of his Expences in 
Repairing y* Miniiteriel Houfe for Labour & meterials ammount- 

ing to the Sum of 6:7:8 

Jonas Harrington J r of Wefton Sent an account of 179 feet 
of planck which he bro 1 : to v* Great Bridge at 20/1 p r Hundred 

1 : 15=9 : 2 

And m r Benj a - Harrington Sent an account of 205 feet of 
planck which he Sent to S d : Bridge at y* Same price 

2:1:0: — 

Likewife the perfons afternamed gave in y 6 following accounts 

In order to their being lay'd before the town Viz — 

To m r John KembaJl for Serving afsefsor last year 0=16 : 



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To m r Moies Stone for like Service : 16 : 

To Jonathan Brown for Serving Treafurer & 

afsefsor 3= 9 — 4 

To M r Thomas Learned for Houfe Room &c for 

wid° Maddox 3 : = 9 : 2 

To y e Eftate of Benj n - Felton Deceaf 1 for his 

Serving Conftable &c 0:9:0 — 

To Deacon Sam 11 - Fisk for giting v e Town 

Stander Sealed— 0:4:0 

To m r John Kemball for mending y* School-Houfe 

Chair— : 1 : 10 : 3 



Exclufive of Tho s Learneds y* Total is £5 : 16 : 2 : 3 
The two last added at town meeting 

[295] At this Meeting y e Selectmen Received a Notification 
from m r John Remington Informing that he had Received one 
Martha Chadwick into his houfe who Came Last from Cambridge 
on the fourth day of November last past alfo Leiu 1 Daniel Whit- 
ney Notified that he had Received on Sarah Chamberlain into his 
houfe who Came last from Needham on the Twelth Day of this 
prefent month, and Simon Whitney Notified in writing that he 
had Received into his Family one Sufanna Willard who Came 
last from Newton in the month of June or July last past 
The Selectmen then ordered the Clerk to Issue out a Warrat to 
warn the above Said Martha Chadwick out of Town — Which 
was Done the Same Day — 

P r : Jon a : Brown Town Cle — 

At this Meeting M r : Caleb Prentice Sent to the Selectmen to 
know whether he Should Continue to keep the School till 
further Orders or Difmifs it. Where upon the Selectmen agreed 
that it Should be Difmift till further orders. & that m r : Kemball 
give m r : Prentice notice there of 

At a Meeting of y 6 Selectmen at y e Publick-Meeting H ° ufe on 

Monday Morning y e 3 d : Day of March AD 1766 — 

They Signed orders on y* Town Treafurer A to pay the Several 

accounts which were bro*: in to y* Selectmen on y* 28 th Day of 

February last ammounting to y* Sum of 58=18 : 4 : 1 — 

which Accounts were to be paid out of last years grants 

Said accounts are Entered at pages : (293) & (294) of this 

Book— 



[296] At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified according to Law 
to Vote in town affairs Regularly Afsembled at the Publick 
Meeting-Houfe in S d : town on Monday Third Day of March 
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Voted & Chofe for Selectmen 



Tranfadting y* other Affairs mentioned in the Warrants for 
Said Meeting — 

Voted & Chofe M r : John Kemball Moderator for s d Meeting 

m r John Kemball 
Cap 1 : Jon a : Brown 
m r Mofes Stone 
m r Jonas White 
m r Jon a Bemis Ju r 
Voted & Chofe for Town-Clerk Cp l : Jon a : Brown 
Voted & Chofe for Town-Treafurer Cp l : Jon a : Brown 

f m r John Kemball 
Voted & Chofe for Afsefsors — \ Cap 1 : Jon a : Brown 

( m r Mofes Stone 

r 

Voted & Chofe for Conftables ™ fs David Sanger & Daniel 
Sawin 

Voted & Chofe for Wardens mifs us Thomas Harrington & 
Jedidiah Leath 

Voted & Chofe Sealer of Leather m r Thomas Pattin 

Voted & Chofe Fence-Veiuers mifs rs Tho s : Learned & Jon a : 

Stone 

Voted & Chofe Surveyor of High-ways mifs rs . Edward Richard- 
fon & Sam 11 Hager Ju r 

Voted & Chofe Tythingmen mif rs Elifha Larned & Stephen 
Harris 

Voted & Chofe Hogrieves mifs rs : John Whitney Ju r & Ezekiel 
Whitney 

Voted & Chofe Deerrieves mifs" Tho 3 : Pattin & Jonas White 
Voted & Chofe Surveyors of Timber &c mif rs : Nath 11 . Coollidge 
Ju r Bez 1 Learned & Jonas Coollidge Jr 

Voted & Chofe Howards mifs". Jedidiah White & Samuel 
Sanger 

Voted & Chofe Clerks of ^ Market mifs rs David Bemis & 
Abijah Learned 

Voted & Chofe Cullars of Hoops Staves Shingles &c mif r3 Sam 1 
Cook & Bez 1 Learned 

Voted & Chofe Surveyor of Wheat m r : Nath 1 : Harrington 

Voted Saxton m r Simon Haftings 

Voted that y e Saxton have two Contrabutions as Ufuall 

Voted Swine Run at large y* Enfueing year 

Tr , c ~. , ry tt ^ . , f m r Nath 1 : Harrington 
Voted & Chofe a Com"- to Examin the I mr Mo{e§ StQne 

Treasurers accounts [ m < Davi(J Bemis 

Put in their Votes for a County Treafurer — 

[297] Voted to Appropriate the Intereft money as it was 
Last year (Viz) Five Shillings & four pence to y* School y e 
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Voted & Granted y e Sum of £66=13=4 for a Sallary for y* 
Rev d : M r Seth Storer the Enfueing year y* 5 Intereft mony ap- 
propriated to that Ufe to be part y* Sum y e Remainder to be afeft 
Voted & Granted the Sum of £40 pounds to Support y* Gram- 
mer School 

Put to Vote whether the town will have any more Schools and 
it paft in the affirmative — 

Voted & Granted the Sum of £20 to Suppor y e other Schools 
Voted & Granted y e Sum of £3 to Repair y e Great Bridge 
Voted & Granted y* Sum of £30 to Repair y* 5 High-ways & town- 
ways 

Voted that y* Price of Labour in working out y* High-way Rate 
be 3/ P r : Day for a man and the Same for a Team — 
Voted & Chofe y e Surveyors of High-ways Collectors of y* 
High-way Rate 

Then m r : Thomas Learneds account Relating to the widow Mary 
Maddox was Read to y* Town as was accepted & allowed 
Then the town Creditors accounts ammounting to y* Sum of 
£5=16 : 2=3 was Read and Accepted and the Same Sum granted 
to pay the Same — See Page (294) 

Then the Town Voted & abated Mofes Biglo Rates in Conftable 
Jon a : Stone's lists and Granted the Sum of :0: 12:2:2 to make it 
good 

Put to Vote Whether the town will take m r Joseph Patterfon 
Pew and pay him the prime Cost it Pafst in y e Affirmative 
Put to Vote whether y* town will Choofe a Committe to Manage 
the Schools in y* Town and it pafst in y 6 affirmative — 

m r David Bemis 
m r Sam 11 : White 
m r Jon a : Stone 
m r Nath 1 : Stone 
m r Nath 1 Harrington 
Voted to Put of the Seventeenth Article to may Meeting Next 
Voted & Granted the Sum of £40 to Support poor — 

[298] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r 
Abijah Learned on the third Day of march Anno Domini 1766 
After the Selectmen had Taken the oath Relating to the other 
Goverments Bills as Required by law the Following perfons after 
they had Taken y e S d : oath were Sworn to the faithfull Difcharge 
of y e Several offices to which they were Chofen (Viz) 
Jon a : Brown to y 6 offices of Town-Clerk Town Treafurer & 
afsefsor 

mils" John Kemball & Mofes Stone to y e offices of Afsefsors 
Jedidiah Leath to y* office of Warden Thomas Pattin Sealer 
of Leather Thomas Learned & Jonathan St ™ e to y* office of 
Fence Veiwers — 

Edward Richardfon Surveyor of High-ways & Collector 



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Elifha Learned & Stephen Harris Tythingmen — 

John Whitney Ju r & Ezekiel Whitney Hogrieves 

Thomas Pattin & Jonas White Deerrieves — 

Nath 11 : Coollidge Ju r Bez 11 . Learned & Jonas Coollidge Ju r : 

Surveyors of Timber 

Samuel Sanger a Howard — 

David Bemis & Abijah Learned Clerks of y* Market 
Samuel Cook & Bezaleel Learned Cullars of Hoops &c 
Nathaniel Harrington Surveyor of Wheat 
All Sworn by John Hunt Justice Peace 

They agreed to meet again on Monday Next at this place in 
order to put out y c poor for y e year Enfueing, and to Sell the 
Clothing &c of Mary Preift Lately Deceaft (She being a poor 
perfon) in order to Defray the Charge that She has been to y e 
Town in times pafst 

March y*: 10 th : 1766 mils": David Sanger & Daniel Sawin 
after taking y* 5 money Oath were Sworn to y* office of Conftables 
and m r : Thomas Harrington to y* office of Warden — 

r 

and m r : Samuel Hager Jjj to y e office of Surveyor of High-ways 
and Collector — 

By Jon a : Brown Town Cle — 

[299] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e : 10 th : Day of 
March 1766 at the Houfe of M r : Abijah Learned — 
They Agreed that m r : Bezaleel Learned Take care of y e Great 

Bridge the Enfueing year 

This being y e time for Putting out the poor for y* Enfueing year 
They Agreed with m r : Joseph Coollidge to take care of and 
Board Samuel Coollidge one year at v e Rate of Thirty one Shil- 
lings Old Tenor P T : Week — ■ 

and they Agreed with m rs : Mary Benjamin to take Care of 
and Board the wid° Mary Maddox one year at y e Rate of 21/4 
P r : week old Tenor s d : Maddox is to have her work herSelf — 
alfo Agreed with M r : Phinehas Child to take Care of & 
Board the wid° Lydia Warrin one year at y* Rate of 34/1: p r 
week — old Tenor — And Likewife with m r : Daniel Bond to take 
Care of & Board Mary Coollidge one year at the Rate of ll/ 1 
P r — Week old tenor — And it was further Agreed with the above 
mentioned perfons that their Should be no further allowance 
for s d . poor perfons lett their Circumftances be what they will 
(Except in cafe of Sicknefs) and that the Severall perfons that 
are to Board the poor are to Remove them to their Houfes the 
Next day or as Soon they can. And y* Selectmen Directed y* 
Clerk to give them orders to Receive them which was Accord- 
inly don the Same time 

P r : Jon a : Brown Town Cle — 



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and y c Selectmen Agreed to meet again on Monday Next at m r : 
John Kemball to Tranfact Some other affairs — 

[300] At a Meeting of y c Selectmen on y e : 17 th : Day of 
March 1766 at y e Houfe of m r John Kemball — They gave y* 
Surveyors their Deftricts as they were last year See y e (259) page 
of this Book They ordered the Clerk to give y e prefent Clerks of 
the Markets an order on the last Clerks for the Scales & weights 
They Likewife ordered that a Letter be wrote & Sent to m r : 
Jonas Berned not to Entertain Mary Coollidge any longer at y* 
Charge of the town which was don and Signed By order of ^ 
Selectmen 

Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

At this Meeting y* Afsefsors made the following Return of 
their Afsefsing y e High-way Rate (Viz) 

Watertown March y 6 : 17: 1766 

To y* Selectmen 

/Gent 11 . 

We the Subscribers afsefsors have afseft y* Rat- 
able Pools & Estates in Said town in y e Sum of 
Thirty Pounds being the grant made y* last march 
Meeting for the Repairing y e High-ways & Town- 
ways & have Committed Lists of y* Same to the 
Several Collectors who are Surveyors of the High- 
ways (Viz) 

afsesfors ( To M r : Samuel Hager Ju r : the Sum 
Certificate of— £15 = 15 = 10 

and to M r Edward Richardfon y e 
Sum of — 14= 4 : 2 



30 : : 

with Warrants to levy & Collect the Same or 
See that it be faithfully worked out agreable to the 
Vote of the Town So as to make up their accounts 
with yourSelves or Succefsors on or before the last 
day of November Next Enfueing the Date hereof 

John Kemball 
Jon a : Brown 
Mofes Stone 



[301] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y« Houfe of m r Ed- 
ward Richardfon on the 20 th . Day of March Anno Domini 1766— 
They Signed an Order on the Treafurer to pay the Sum of 
twenty eight pounds three Shillings & one penney two farthing 
to ye following Perfons in y e foliowning Manner (Viz) 
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full of what the town allow'd him for Board &c for the wid° 
Mary Maddox — To m r John Sawin for mending &c for the 
wid° Lydia Warrin y* Sum of 3/8 To m r John Kemball for 
money lent to Carry on a law Suit with y" Town of Bolton To 
m r Caleb Prentifs y* Sum of £20. in part for keeping y* School 
y* last year and to m r Nehemiah Mafon y* Sum of Two pounds 
eight Shillings which he paid Kezia Stone for keeping School — 
And the Selectmen being Informed that there was one Mary 
Bath Come to Refide in Water town at y* Houie of y" wid° 
Murch She came last from Bolton Some time in y« prei'ent 
month her Circumitances being Such that they Refuie to accept 
her her to be an Inhabitant of Watertown therefor Ordered the 
Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn her out of town which 
was don the Same Evening — 

P r : Jon 3 : Brown Town Cle — 

[302] At a Meeting of y« Selectmen at y e Houie of M r 

Abijah Learned on the 16 th Day of April 1766 

They Agreed that m r : Jonas White Notify m r : Ephraim 
Wheeler to Return the Child that he had Taken from y* wid° 
Murch's forthwith as it is tho r : y* Mother of s d Child is about 
to gitt a way & leave it to be maintained by the Town and to lett 
said Wheeler know that if he Neglects to Return it y e Selectmen 
are Determined to proceed with him as y* law Directs in Such 
case — Alfo it was Agreed that M r : Jonas White & Jonathan 
Brown Apply to Samuel Livermore Esq r : for a Warrant to Re- 
move one Mary Bath & her Infant Child to Boston it being y* 
last place of her Abode — M r . Moses Stone was Deiired to go to y* 
wid° Murches & Inquire from whence a Child which is at her 
Houie came from last and its name alio to carry a Letter to Cap 1 : 
Nathaniel Coollidge which was Signed by Selectmen Deliring him 
forthwith to Send any woman or women which are at his houie 
out of town and a Child which is at y* wid°: Murches which She 
Says Came from s d : Coollidges — And the Selectmen being In- 
formed that Samuel Coollidge was in great want of a Coat they 
Agreed y 4 : m r : Jonathan Bemis Ju r : or m r : Jonas White 
provide Some good Strong Cloath &c to make him one Likewiie 
m r Jonas White was defired to Speak to m r Bezaleel Learned 
forthwith to Mend Some holes that were in the Bridge at this 
Meeting m r : John Sawin Sent in a Notification to acquaint y* 
Selectmen that he had on y*: 31 day of March Last Received a Boy 
from Woburn into his Family Named Jonathan Larabee 

[303] At a Meeting of y« Selectmen at y* Houie of m r 
Abijah Learned on Monday y 6 : 12 th : Day of May AD: 1766 — 
They Agreed to have a General Town Meeting on Monday the 
Nineteenth day of this preien month of may at 2 of y* Clock in 



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the afternoon at publick Meeting-Houfe and Directed the 
Clerk to Issue out Warrants directed to y e Conftables to warn 
y e Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in Town affairs to 
Afsemble and meet at s d : Time & place to Aft on y* Following 
Articles (Viz) First to Choofe a Moderator for s d . Meeting 

(2) To hear y e Committes Report that were Appointed to Examin 
the Treafurers Acc tts - and to aft thereon as the Town think fitt 

(3) To know the minde of y e Town whether they will Difpofe 
of any Pews or pews in the Meeting-Houfe which Revert to the 
town and to aft any thing on y e affair they may think Proper — 

(4) To Hear y e Report of y* Selectmen Relating to the law Suit 
with y* Town of Boston and to aft thereon as they think fitt 

(5) To know the minde of the Town Whether they will grant 
money to pay y* Conftables for Collecting the Rates and do any 
thing Relating thereto as they may think proper (6) To Hear 
the pleas of any of The late Conftables for Abating any per- 
ticular perfons Rates in their lists and to aft any thing thereon 
as they May think Proper (7) For y 6 town to give their Com- 
mitte Some Inftruftions Relating to y* Schools as they think 
Needfull (8) To know the minde of the town whether will 
Purchafe y e the two acres of land (So Called) Near the Meet- 
ing-Houfe if it may be had for Such Ufes as the town may think 
fitt. and grant money therefor or Appropriate any money to that 
Ufe, and do any thing on the affair they may think proper (9) 
To know the minde of y e town whethe they will grant a Small 
Slip of land to David Sanger in lieu of a Small peice which he 
left out to accomodate the Road and aft any thing Thereon they 
may think fitt (10) To pafs any Vote on a New list of Juriors 
as they See Mete (11) To agree how Mary Preifts Cloathing 
Shall be Difposed of — 

And 

[304] And allfo In Obfervance of a Precept Received from 
the High Sheriff of y* County of Middlefex for that purpose To 
Direft the Conftables to warn all the freeholders & others who 
are Quallified to Vote in y* Choice of a Reprefentative to meet 
at y e Same place on S d : Ninteenth day of May at Four of the 
Clock afternoon to Eleft and Depute one Suitable Perfon to 
Reprefent them in a Great & General Court or Afsembly Ap- 
pointed to be Convened held and kept for his Majesty's Service 
at the Court Houfe in Boston on the Twenty eight Day of this 
Prefent May 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Cle — 

They Likwife ordered the Clerk to Issue out a warrant to 
warn out of t A own one Sufanna Willard who Refides at the houfe 
of Simon Whitney who came last from Newton in June or July 



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last which was Accordingly don and given to m r David Sanger 
the Service don Jon a : Brown Town Cle — 

and Caution Enterd 
May Court — 

At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown Regularly Afsembled and meet at y e Publick-Meet- 
ing-Houfe in s d town on Monday the 19 th . day of May Anno: 
Domini 1766 for Tranf acting Some town affairs as Settforth in 
y* warrants 

Voted & Chofe m r : John Kemball Moderator for s d : meeting 
Voted and Accepted y* Committes Report on the Treafurers 
accounts 

Said Report is as follows (Viz) 

Watertown May 6 th : 1766 
We the Subscribers Appointed by the Town to Examin The 
town Treafurers accounts upon Examination find said 

[305] Accounts well Voucht and Right Cast 

Nath 11 Harrington 1 
Mofes Stone \ Com u - 

David Bemis J 

Voted to Choofe a Committe to Sell M r : Patterfons Pew to the 

Highest bider 

{m r Nath 11 : Harrington 
m r Jonas White 
m r Sam 11 : Fisk 

Put to Vote whether the town would act any further on this 
Article and it past in the Negative — 

Then Selectmen made Verbal Report Relating to Sarah 
Learned that they had Obtained Judgment againft the town of 

Boston and the town Voted and Accepted Said Report 

Then the fifth article was Reed — and after Some Debate thereon 
it was Put to Vote whether y 6 Town would acl: any thing thereon 

and it paft in the Negative 

Then they 6 article was Reed and they Voted and Abated in 
the Late m r Benjamin Feltons lists Sam 11 - Raymonds Rates 

s d q 

being 13 : : 1 

and Richard Truefdals Rates it being 

Sum of £0:17:9:0 
and in Bezaleel Learneds lists Stonings 

Rates being : 4:5:2 

and one Honewells Rates being — : 4:5:2 

and Nath 11 Harris's Town and Minifters Rates 
being— : 4:5:2 

and Stephen Harris's Rates being : 10 : 5 : 1 and the Same 
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Voted not to act on the Seventh Article — — 

The eight Article was Reed and after Debate thereon the Vote 

was put whether the Town will purchafe the two acres of land 

So Called and it past in the Negative 

Voted that y e Selectmen or a Committe be appointed to lay out 
a Small Slip of land to David Sanger in anfwer to his Requeft — 

Voted that y* Selectmen be a Committe for that Purpose 

Voted and Accepted a New list of Juriors which was Read 

Voted to give Mary Preifts Cloathing to her Daughter — 

[306] At a Gen 11 . Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in the 
Choice of a Reprefentative Regularly Afsembled and Meet at the 
Publick Meeting-Houfe in Said Town on Monday y e Ninteenth 
day of May AD: 1766 — 

The Selectmen being Prefent the Votes being Called for and 
bro 1 : in were Sorted and Counted it Appeared that m r : Daniel 
Whitney was Chofen Reprefentative for y e town by the Major 
Part of y e Voters then prefent 

The Selectmen meet Near the land of m r David Sanger at the 
Corner near Tread ways Bridge So Called and Staked out a Small 
peice of Land agreable to the Vote of the town at their meeting 
on y e : 19: day of May last Said peice of land is about ten feet 
in width in or near y e middle & Sloaps a way So as to Interfect 
his wall 

At a Meeting of y^ Selectmen at ^ Houfe of m r Abijah Learned 

on y*: 23 d Day of June AD 1766— 

The following Acc tts - were Exhibited to y* Select-men 

M r T onas White for things procured for y e poor. 1 : 5 : 1 — 

M r Jonathan Bemis Ju r . for Cloth &c ) 

for a Coat for Samuel Coollidge J 1 1 1 : 10 : 5 

M r Josiah Bifco for keeping School Six Weeks — 

4 : 10 : 

M r Jonathan Learned Ju r : for work & rae- 

terials at m r Storers 2 : : 1:3 



9 : 17 : 1:2 

And y* Selectmen gave an order to the Treafurer to pay the 
Said accounts — And they Appointed to meet again on Wedenfday 
next at m r Edward Richardfons 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Edward 
Richardfon on the day of June AD 1766 — They ordered 

the Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn Hannah Colman and 
her Child Called Peter Robarts out of Town which was don on 
the 4 day of July following 

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[307] The 1 th - Day of July 1766 the Selectmen meet at the 
Houfe of M r : Phinehas Child to take Some care about the wid° 
Lydia Warrin and fou " d She was in a '° w State of Health and 
Directed m r : Child to take the Best Care of her that he Could 
and provide Watchers for her " Need Shall Require and that he 
gitt Some Nefsecarys to Entertain Such as take care of her in the 
Night at m r Jonas White's at the town's Cost and Agreed that 
m r Child Shall have a proper allowance for his Extraordinary 
Trouble 

And the Selectmen being Informed that m r : Samuel Nutting 
had taken in a Stranger a woman to Lyin at his Houfe and had 
not Notified the Selectmen thereof as the law Directs They or- 
dered the Clerk to Send to him to lett him know that Unlefs he 
came to their next meeting and took Some care to Secure the 
town they Should proceed as the law provides in Such Cases — 
Alio It was Agreed that m r : Jonas White & m r Jon a : Bemis 
Ju r go to John Hunt Esq r : & See and Inquire into the Circum- 
ftances of Sarah Learned and Report at their next meeting — 
Likwife it was agreed that the Treafurer Endeavor to git the 
Bill of Cost Taxt which was Recovered againft the Town of 
Boston as Soon as may be — The Selectmen Agreed to meet again 
on Wedenfday come Seven 1 : at m r Jonas Whites at : 5 of the 
Clock afternoon 



[3081 At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Houfe of M r : 
Jonas White on Wedenfday y«: 9: day of July AD 1766 — 
It was Agreed that m r : John Kemball Apply to a Justice of 
Peace for a Warrant to Remove Sarah Learned to Boston it being 
y e place to which She belongs 

Alfo it was Agreed that m r : Jonas White provide Some Cloath 
for a pair Breeches for Sam 11 : Coollidge & bring in his Account 
to y* Selectmen at their Next meeting 

At a Meeting of v* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Abijah Learned 

on y e : 30 th : day of July AD 1766 

Agreed y\ m r : John Kemball take advice Relating to y e wid°: 
Boyington who was Bro : : from Weston and left with m r : Jona- 
than Bemis Ju r : on y*: 26 day of this prefent month and m r Kem- 
ball is to make Report at their next meeting 

Alfo Agreed that m r Samuel Warrin Shall have what Cloath- 
ing &c that his mother left at her Death — 

And they Appointed to meet again Next Tuesday at 7 of the 
Clock afternoon at this place — 

At a Meeting of Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r : Abijah Learned 
on the 5 th - day of August AD: 1766 — 

M r : Kemball Reported that he had not Taken any advice 
Relating to y* Wid°: Boyington as yet and m r Jonathan Bemis 



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JiT; Confentcd to Keep her two or three weeks longer or till 
another place can be provided — 

[309] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jona- 
than Brown on the 19 th : Day of August AD 1766 — 
They Agreed to have a Town-Meeting on the 22 day of y* 
Prefent month of August at the Publick-Meeting-Houfe at three 
of y* Clock in the afternoon to Act on the following Articles (Viz) 
First to Choofe a Moderator for s d : meeting — 

(2) To know the minde of the town whether they will Receive 
the wid°. Boyington and her Children as Inhabitants of Water- 
town or whether they will Try the matter in the law with the 
town of Weston and grant money therefor and Act any thing 
Relating thereto as they may think Proper — 

(3) To know the minde of the whether they will Confent to 
make good the Damages that Perticular Gentlemen in the town 
of Boston Suftained in the late Difturbances and to give their 
Reprefentative Such Inftruclions Relating thereto as they may 
think proper 

At a General Town-Meeting of y* freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regularly Afsembled at the Publick 
Meeting-houfe on Fryday the 22 day of August AD 1766 — 
Voted and Chofe m r : Nath 1 Harrington Moderator for s d : 
Meeting — 

Put to Vote whether the town will Try y e Matter Relating 
to the wid° Mary Boyington & her Children being Inhabitants 
of Watertown with the town of Weston and it paft in the 
Negative 

Then it -was put to vote whether the town will put of y e Difpute 
Relating to m r Edmund Fowls being Chargeable with y e Said 
wid° Mary Boyington & her Children till Next meeting and it 
Paft in the Affeirmative 

Then it was Voted y l the Selectmen put out the Children till 
they Come of age as Cheap as they Can — Then the third article 
was Read and it was put to vote whether the town do Confent 
to make good the lofes as mentioned therein & it past in the 
Negative 

[310] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Weston 
& Waltham at y e Houfe of m r : W m - Goodhue in Waltham on 
first day of Sep r : Anno Domini 1766 The accounts of Repairing 
y e Great Bridge in Watertown which had arifen Since y e last 
adjustment which was on Second Day of Sep r : Anno Domini 
1765 ammounting to y e Sum of £"14" 5 "2 farthings was Ad- 
justed and Proportioned and Signed by y e Selectmen of Each 
town then Prefent 



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At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Thomas Salt- 
marfh on y* first day of Sep r : Anno: Domini 1766 

They Approbated mifs ur . Thomas Saltmarfh & Abijah Learned 
& Edward Richardfon to be Inholders and John Hunt Esq r & 
mifs rs Cornelius Waldo Jonas White & Nathaniel Coollidge to be 
Retailors — — — — 

At this meeting they Ordered the Clerk to Issue out a war- 
rant to warn Abijah Learned & Abigail his wife & Mary & Abigail 
their Daughters & Nathaniel their Son out of town who Came 
last from Cambridg in y e month of Nov r : or December last past 
At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Houfe of m r Edward 
Richardfon on y e 19 day of Sep r : Anno: Domini 1766 — 

They agreed to Binde the Daughter of y* wid° Mary Boying- 
ton to m r Ebenezer Stone Jun r till She is eighteen years of age & 
he to have eight pounds with her and he to take her the next day 
alfo to he is to Board S d : wid os Son for y* Prefent as Cheap as he 
can — 



[311] At this meeting y* Selectmen Signed an order on y e 
Treafurer to pay m r Moles Stone y* Sum of £1 : 1 : 4 for y e 
Gloves which procured for y e wid° Lydia Warrins funeral alfo 
the Sum of £12 "6=1 to M r Caleb Prentifs it being in full of 
what is due to him for his Service for keeping School in Water- 
town — 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham at y* 
houfe of M r William Goodhue on y e : 13 th - of Oct r : AD 1766— 
They Settled the Accounts that lay Open between y e two towns 
Refpecting the Poor and the Great Bridge and the Ballance 
which was due to Watertown Ammounting to one Pound Seven- 
teen Shillings and one penney three farthings (Exclufive of y* 
Charge of y e wid° mary Maddox) was paid to Watertown 

Treafurer 

Witnefs our Hands 



Isaac Stearnes 
Jonas Dix 
William Coollidge 
Jonathan Hammond 
Elifha Livermore 



John Kembali 
Selectmen Jon a : Brown 
of Mofes Stone 
Waltham Jonas White 

Jonathan Bemis Ju r 



Selectmen 
of 

Watertown 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown after y^ other 
meeting was over they ordered y* Town Treafurer to pay y e Sum 
of one pound eleven Shillings & Seven pence to y e Treafurer of 
Waltham it being in full of their Account for Boarding &c for 
the wid° Mary Boyington & Children — and They ordered y € 



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Clerk to Issue out a Warrant to warn one Mofes Sanders out 
of Town who Came last from Cambridge about y e month of 
November last and Reiides at the Houfe of the Late m r : Ebenezer 
Goddard 

A Warrant was Issued out dated y* Same day — 

Attest Jon a . Brown Town Cler 

[312] At a Meeting of y 6 Selectmen at y« Houfe of M r Ed- 
ward Richardfon on y e 27 day of October 1766 — 
It was Agreed that m r : Mofes Stone provide a pair of Stockings 
for Samuel Coollidge and that m r Jonas White provide a Pair 
of Woollen Shirts for him and that m r Jonathan Bemis Ju r Pro- 
vide a pair of Breeches for S d : Coollidge — 
1766 Nov r : y € . 8 th day a warrant was Issued out to warn Jemima 
and Mary Worthylake out of town 

Atteft Jon a : Brown Town Cler — 

At a Meeting of y 6 Selectmen at y* Houfe of m r John Kemball 
on y^ 28 th - Day of Nov r : AD 1766 — 

They being Informed that Daniel Fullars family were in Suf- 
fering Circumftances therefor they Drew a complaint Directed to 
John Hunt Esq r : Defiring him to Issue out a Warrant Directed 
to a Conftable to Remove s d : Fullar & family to Newton it being 
their last place of Abode — M r : Israel Whittemore Sent an ac- 
count of 215 feet of planck which he bro 1 : to y* Great Bridge at 
y e Rate of 20/1 P r Hundred which comes to £2 : 3 : — 
and they ordered the Clerk to write an order in their name to 

the Selectmen of Weston to pay y* Same 

Which was don accordingly Dated the 1 day of December fol- 
lowing 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Cler — 

Dec r : y e : 26: 1766 a warrant was Issued out Directed to m r 
David Sanger to warn Sarah Chamberlain Elizabeth Phillips & 
Tho s Cod out of town y e first Refides at L 1 : Daniel Whitneys y e 
Second at m r Thomas Clarks & y^ other at the wid°. Mary Ben- 
jamins 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Cler — 

[313] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at ^ Houfe of m r 
John Kemball on the 12 th Day of January Anno: Domini 1767 
They being Informed that Samuel Coollidge was Dead — 
They Agreed that his Funeral Should be the next day and 
that m r Mofes Stone provide Nine paire of Gloves one for the 
Minifter and a pair for each of the Bearers & two pair f ° r y e two 
women that Afsifted in Laying him out alfo that m r Stone Speak 
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At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Houfe of M r . Abijah Learned 
on y* 5 . 19 th : Day of Jan^: Anno: Domini 1767 — 
They Signed Indentures for Binding Sam 11 : Hackleton to m r : 
Jonas Bond ju r and for Binding Mary Boyington to m r Ebenezer 
Stone jun r 

They alfo Signed an Order on the Town Treafurer to pay the 
Sum of Five pounds Sixteen Shillings & two pence three farth- 
ings in the following manner to y e perfons afternamed which 
Sums were Granted to them at the last march Meeting (Viz) 



To m r John Kemball : 17 : 10=3 

To m r Mofes Stone — : 16 = 0=— 

To Jon a : Brown 3:9=4 — 

To y* wid° Joanna Felton 0=9 = 

To Dea n : Samuel Fisk 0=9= — 



£5 = 16= 2—3 

[314] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r 
Abijah Learned on Fryday the 13 th : day of Feb^: AD 1767 
They Agreed to have a Publick Annual Town Meeting on 
Monday y* Second Day of march Next at Ten of y* Clock in the 
forenoon at y* 5 publick Meeting Houfe and ordered the Clerk 
to Issue out Warrants Directed to y e Conftables to warn the 
Inhabitants who are Qualifyed to Vote in Town affairs to meet 
at s d . time & Place for the Ends following (Viz) First to Choofe 
a Moderator for s d Meeting (2) To Choofe Selectmen Town- 
Clerk & Treafurer and all other town officers Required by law to 
be Chofe in the month of march Annually (3) To Choofe 
a Saxton & Agree how he Shall he paid for his Service — 
(4) To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer (5) To 
know y e minde of y* town Whether Swine Shall Run at Large 
y* Infueing Year (6) To Choofe a Committe to Examin the 
Treafurers Accounts — (7) To Appropriate the money Coming 
to y e town ye prefent year the year Begining the Eleventh day of 
December last past (8) To Grant a Salary for y e Rev d : m r : 
Seth Storer for y e Year Enfueing y e Year begining the first day of 
March Next (9) To Grant money to Support the Grammer 
School or any Other Schools that may be Agreed Upon (10) To 
Grant money to Support the poor (11) To Grant money to Re- 
pair the great Bridge (12) To Hear the Accounts of thofe 
perfons the town is Indebted to and grant money to pay the 

Same (13) To Grant money to Repair the High-ways 

& Town-ways and to Choofe the Surveyors Collectors of the 
High-way Rate and Determin the price of Labour in Working 
out s d : Rate (14) To Hear the Pleas of the Prefent or late 
Conftables for Abating any Perticular Perfons Rates in their lists 
as the town may think fitt (15) To know the minde of town 
Whether will Choofe a Committe to Manage the Schools or Aft 



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any thing on the affair they may think proper (16) To know y e 
minde of the town whether they will proceed to Build a Woork- 
Houfe Agreable to their former Vote and Ac~t any thing thereon 
they may think Proper (17) To know the minde of the town 
Whether they will Build a Pound and Act any thing on the Affair 
they may think Proper — 

Eighteenth 

[315] (18) To Hear the Report of the Committe that were 
Appointed to Sell m r Patterfon Pew and to Appropriate the 

money Arifeing by the Sale the ^ eof as they may think proper 

And to Notify the Town Creditors to bring in their Accounts 
to the Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Abijah Learned on Fryday 
the 27 th day of this Inftant February at two of the Clock after- 
noon — 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly 

Attest Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Committe at the Houfe of m r : Abijah 
Learned May y* 5 : 26: 1766 — For Regulating the womans Schools 
in y e Town of Watertown is as follows (Viz) Four Schools Shall 
be open one at the Houfe of M r Phinihas Stearnes one at the 
Houfe of M r Jonathan Stone one at the Houfe of Enfign Ebenezer 
Stone & one at the Houfe of M r : Samuel Cook or Els where the 
Committe Shall Appoint all to be kept at y e Same Rate they were 
the last Year — Alfo the Committe has Agreed that m r : Nathaniel 
Bond Should keep the Englifh & Grammer School in s d : town for 
one Quarter of a Year Begining the Second Monday of June Next 
at y* Rate of forty Pounds P r Year. 

Nath 11 : Harrington P r order of y* Com": 

At a Meeting of y 6 Committe for Regulating the Schools in 
Watertown Said Committe Agreed to open another Womans 
School in s d : town Near the Bridge to keep five Weeks: and Ap- 
pointed m r : David Bemis one of s d : Committe to provide a place 
& a Miftrefs. The School was accordingly openned at the Houfe 
of m r : Elifha Learned, To be kept by Marv Prentice on Monday 
the 23 d : of June— 
Watertown June 20 th : 1766 

David Bemis P r : Order of y* Committe — 

[316] Watertown Sep r : y* 10: 1766 

At a Meeting of the Committe for Regulating the Grammer and 
Englifh School in s d town Agreed by the Committe that m r : 
Nath 11 : Bond keep the Englifh and Grammer School in s d : town 
for another Quarter at the Same Rate 

P r Order of ^ Committe Nath 11 Harrington 



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At a Meeting of y 6 Committe for Regulating the English and 
Grammer School in s d . Town Agreed by y* Committe that M r : 
Nath 11 : Bond keep the Englifh & Grammer School in Said town 
another Quarter of a Year at the Same Rate 
Watertown Nov r : 24 th : 1766 

P r Order of y* Committe Nath 1 : Harrington 

At a Meeting of the Committe for Rugulating the School at 
the Houfe of M r : Abijah Learned — Agreed by the Committe y l 
M r : Josiah Bifco keep the Englifh School in Watertown for Seven 
weeks at the School-Houfe in the East end of s d : Town at the 
Rate of Ten Dollars for Four weeks & so in Proportion for the 
Rest of y* time, Said Bisco to begin Next monday 

P r Order of y* Com": Nath 11 : Harrington 
Watertown Dec r : 10 th : 1766 

A warrant was Issued February the 25th: Anno Domini 1767 
to warn Jonathan Larabee Sufanna Robertfon & Elizabeth Wool- 
fon out of town and given to Conftable Daniel Sawin 

Attest Jon a : Brown Town Cle — 

t 

Watertown Feb^: y^ 2: 1767 
At a Meeting of the School Committe at the Houfe of M r 
Abijah Learned. Said Committe Agreed with m r : John Hunt 
ju r to keep the writeing School Six Weeks for four pounds Ten 
Shillings at the Houfe of m r Samuel Cook Said School to be 
opened February y e . 9 th - 

David Bemis p r order of y e Cora" :- 

[317] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r . 
Abijah Learned on Fryday the 27 th - day of February Anno: 
Domini 1767 

The perfons that kept the poor bro 1 : in their Accounts which 
are as follows (Viz) Joseph Coollidge for Boarding Sam 11 
Coollidge From Feb^: y*. 28 th . 1766 to January y e : 12 th : 1767 
being 45 weeks & two days at 31/1 old Tenor p r week which 

Comes to 70:5 = 

and for making a Coat & other things 4 : 12 : 9 



74 : 17 = 9 

and for Extra Charges £18—0— 18 : 0:0 

Old Tenor— 92 : 17 : 9 



all which in Lawfull money Comes to 12: 2:4:1 

And Phinehas Child bro 1 : in his Account for Boarding the 



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wid° Lydia Warrin from the Eighteenth of March 1766 to the 
fifteenth day of July following it comes to y e 

Sum of 3:17:2:2 

and for Extra Charge in time of Sicknefs &c — 3 : 0:0:0 

6 : 17 : 2 : 2 

AHo Daniel Bond bro 1 : in his account for Boarding Mary Cool- 
lidge from the Eighteenth of march 1766 to y* 18 th - of march 
1767 being fifty two weeks and for Cloathing &c which Come 

t0 4" 13" 9 

Likewife the wid° Mary Benjamin Sent in her account for 

Boarding the wid° Mary Maddox one Year 7 : 7 : 10 : 2 

Jonathan Bemis Ju r : bro 1 : in his account for Boarding the wid° 
Mary Boyington & her two Children Eight week at 6/1 

p r week 2:8:0 

and for Cloathing procured for Samuel 

Coollidge 0:17:7:2 

Total— £3 : 5" 7" 2 
M r Ebenezer Stone ju r bro 1 in his Acc lt - for Boarding the wid° 
Maddox two weeks at 2/4 ^4 farthings p r week which Comes 

to 0:4" 9" 2 

and for Boarding Jacob Boyington 23 Weeks at 

3/1 p r week 3:9" 0" 0— 

and for Some Cloathing for s d : Child 0" 8" 8 — 

£4 : 2" 5 : 2 

And Samuel Benjamin bro 1 : in An Account for Boarding & 
Nurfing Ruth Maddox at his Houfe two weeks and 

a half — : 12" 0" 

Jonas Barnerd bro 1 : his Account for Boarding Mary Coollidge 
two weeks at: 2/1 p r week — — — — — 0" 4" — 

John Sawin bro 1 : his Account for Boarding the wid° Lydia 

Warrin one week 0" 4" 3" 2 

Jonas White bro 1 : his Account Cloathing for the Poor which 

he procured and other things ammounting to 

the Sum of 1 : 2 : 4 — 



Carried over — Total £40" 11" 10" 3 

[318] 

bro 1 over— 40 : 11" 10 : 3 

M r Mofes Stone bro 1 : in an Account of his Expences in pro- 
viding things for the poor and for mending the School-Houfe 

Glafs and other things Ammounting to the Sum of — £2" 0" 6 — 
t 

Jonathan Brown hr ° in an Account of Cash paid Jonathan Se- 
wall Esq r for Advice Relating to Sarah Learned and the Children 



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of y* the wid° Mary Boyington &c £1 : 15" 4 — 

Stephen Harris bro 1 in an Account for Labour at the Meeting- 
Houfe — which comes to 0" 7" 8 



The Sum Total of y* beforegoing Accounts is — £44" 15" 4" 3 



There was further the following Accounts bro 1 in to be laid 



before y e Town (Viz) 

To Bez 11 : Learned for Labour & Meterials at 

ye Great Bridge 1 : 18 : 5=2 

To D r : Marfhal Spring for Medicine for y e 

poor 0" 15" 0— 

To Simon Haftings for Sundrys of Labour &c 

for y e town . 1 : 10 : 

To Jedidiah Leath for work for y* 1 town : 7 : 8 — 

To mifsu" Nath 1 Harrington & John Kemball 

y l they paid m r Trowbridg : 6 : — 

To Jon a : Stone for Serving Conftable in y e 

Year 1764— 1:0:0 

To John Kemball for Serving Afsefsor y e Year 

past 0:16:0 

To Mofes Stone for Ditto 0:16:0 



To Jon a : Brown for Serving Treafurer & Afsefsor 3:9: A — 

£10 : 18 : 5" 2 



[319] At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of y € freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quail if ied to Vote in Town 
affairs Regularly Afembled and Meet at the publick-Meeting- 
Houfe in s d : town on Monday the Second Day of March AD: 
1767 for the Choice of town officers & other affairs as Setforth 
in y* warrants for s d : Meeting — 

Voted & Chofe m r : Nath 11 : Harrington Moderator for s d : meeting 

Jon a : Brown 

m r 
m r 
m r 
m r 



Voted & Chofe for Selectmen 



Voted & Chofe Jon 

Voted & Chofe Afsefsors — 

Voted & Chofe for y € first 
then Voted to Excufe him v e 



John Kemball 
Mofes Stone 
Jonas White 
Jon a Bemis ju r 
Brown Town-Clerk & Town Treafurer 
f Jon a : Brown 
< m r John Kemball 

\ m r Mofes Stone 

Conftable m r Josiah Bright and 
prefent year then Voted & Chofe 



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m r : Jonas Barned then Voted to excufe him y e prefent year. 
Then Voted & Chofe m r : Samuel Soden — 

Then Voted and Chofe m r William Bond and upon his Re- 
quest Voted to Excufe him from Serving the prefent year then 
Voted & Chofe m r : Elijah Bond 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs Phinehas Child & Thomas Patten Wardens 

Voted & Chofe m r : Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs . W m - Bond & Jonas Bond ju r Fence Viewers 

Viewers 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs Jonas Barned & Joseph Coollidge Sur- 
veyors of High-ways 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs Sam 11 Sanger & Sam 11 Barnerd Tything- 
men — 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs John Chenery & Fanning Learned Ho- 
grieves — 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs Nath 11 Coolidge Jonas Coollidge ju r David 
Sanger and Bezaleel Learned Surveyors of Timber Planck &c — 
Voted & Chofe mifs rs Sam 11 : Warrin & Simon Coollidge ju r 
Howards — 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs Smith Prentice & Bez 11 Learned Clerks of 
y* Market 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs Sam 11 Cook & Smith Prentice Cullars of 
Hoops & Staves &c — 

Voted & Chofe m r : Elifha Learned Surveyor of Wheat 

Voted & Chofe m r Simon Haftings Saxton 

Voted that he have two Contrabutions as Ufual for his Service 

«»•-?•* .. 

[320] Then the Votes were put in for a County Treafurer — 
Then the town being Informed that m r Elijah Bond was in a 
Poor State of Health and a Motion being made & Seconded it was 
put to vote whether the town will Excufe him from Serving Con- 
ftable the prefent year and it past in y e affiermative — 
Then Voted and Chofe m r : John Stearnes a Conftable Then 
at his Defire Voted to Excufe him from Serving prefent year 
Then a Motion was made & Seconded and put to Vote Whether 
the town will Excufe m r : Samuel Soden from Serving Conftable 
the prefent Year and it past in the Affirmative — 

Then it was put to Vote whether the town will Reconfider all 
the Votes that have been past for Choofeing or Excufeing Con- 
ftables at this meeting and it past in the affirmative — 
Then it was put to Vote whether it be the minde of the town 
that this Meeting with the Remaining Bufinefs be Adjourned till 
tomorrow at one of y e Clock afternoon at this place and it past 
in y e affirmative — 

Then the Moderator Declared it Accordingly Adjourn'd 



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This Day Jonathan Brown was Sworn into the offices of Town- 
Clerk Town Treafurer & Afsefsor before John Hunt J: peace 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Abijah 
Learned the Same Evening after the Selectmen had taken the 
Oath Required by law Relating to y e other Governments Bill then 
the perfons afternamed after taking y e Same oath were Sworn 
to the faithfull Difcharge of the Refpeclive offices into which they 

were this day Chofen (Viz) 

mifs rs : John Kemball & M fes Stone Afsefsors 

mifs rs Phinehas Child & Thomas Patten Wardens 

m r : Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather 

mif rs . William Bond & Jonas Bond ju r Fence viewers — 
mifs rs Jonas Barnerd & Joseph Coollidge Surveyors of High- 
ways 

[321] m r : Samuel Barnerd Tythingman 

m r Fanning Learned Hogrieve 

mifs rs Nath 11 : Coollidge Jonas Coollidge Ju r David Sanger & 
Bez 1 . Learned Surveyors of Timber &c 

mifs rs : Samuel Warren & Simon Coollidge ju r Howards 

m r - Bezaleel Learned Clerk of the Market 

m r : Samuel Cook Cullar of Hoops & Staves &c — 

m r Elifha Learned Surveyor of Wheat 



At a Gen 11 : Town-Meeting of y* freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown on y* the third Day March Anno: Domini 1767 — 
after the Meeting was Opened — then it was put to Vote Whether 
the town will Choofe Collectors of Tax's and it past in the 
Affirmative — 

Voted & Chofe mifs rs John Stearns & Josiah Bright Conftables — 
Voted that Swine b ^ Shut up the prefent Year 



Voted to Appropriate the Intereft money as it was last year 
(Viz) Five Shillings & four pence to y e School & y e Remainder 
to y e minifter 

Voted & Granted the Sum of 66" 13" 4 for a Sallary for y* 
Rev d m r Seth Storer the Enfueing year the Intereft money Ap- 
propriated to that Ufe to be part the Remainder to be afseft 

Voted & Granted the Sum of 40 " " to Support y e Grammer 
& Englifh School 

Then put to Vote whether the town will have any more Schools 
and it past in the Affirmative 



By Jon a : Brown Town Clerk — 



Voted & Chofe a Comm": to 
Examin y* Treafr 8 Acc tts : 




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Voted & Granted y 15 Sum of 30 pounds to Support S d : Schools — 
Voted & Granted the Sum of 20 pounds to Support y e poor — 
Voted & Granted the Sum of 4 pounds to Repair Great-Bridge 
Voted & Granted the Sum of 30 pounds to Repair y* High-ways 
& Town-ways 

Voted & Chofe y* Surveyors of High-ways Collectors of y* 
High-way Rate 

Voted that y* price of Labour in Working out the High -way 
Rate be the Same it was the last year 



[322] The Accounts of thofe Perfons the town is Indebted 
to were Read ammounting to the Sum of 10" 18" 5" 2 and 
were allowed and the Same Sum was Granted to pay the Same — 
then the Extra Charges of Phinehas Child Relating to y e wid° 
Lydia Warran and Joseph Coollidge for Samuel Coollidge ware 

laid before the town and Accepted 

Voted & abated william Goddings Rate in Conftable Sam 11 Whites 
lists and Granted the Sum of : 15 6 : 2 to make it good- 



Put to Vote Whether the town will proceed to Build a Work- 
Houfe agreable to their former Vote and it past in ^ Negative 
Put to Vote whether the town will Build a New pound as Soon 
as Conveniently may be and it past in the Affirmative 
Then Voted to Choofe a Committe to Build S d : pound — 



Voted that the Committe Endeavor to finde what the Cost of 
Said pound will be either of Stone or Timber and Report at 
next May Meeting 

Then the Report of y e Committe that were appointed to make 
Sale of m r Patterfons Pew was Read to the town and they 
Voted and Accepted of y e Same See y* Report at y e Next page 
Then Voted & Chofe mifs rs : Sam 11 Soden & Edward Harring- 
ton Ju r Collectors of Tax's — who with y* Conftables (Viz) 
Josiah Bright & John Stearnes and each of the perfons after- 
Named were Sworn to their Several offices to which they were 
Chofen Samuel Sanger Tythingman Smith Prentice Clerk of y e 
Market & Cullar of Hoops & Staves &c — 
all Sworn by Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 



m r : Nath 1 Harrington 



Voted and Chofe for a Committe to 
manage y* Schools 



dea n Sam 11 Fisk 
m r W m - Bond 
m r Sam 11 White 
m r Nath 1 Stone 



Voted and Chofe for Said Committe 




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[323] The Report of the Com tee : Relating to the Sale of 
Patterfons Pew — 

We the Subscribers being Appointed by the town to Diipofe of 
the pew in the Meeting-Houfe that did belong to m r Joseph Pat- 
terfon, Appointed a Meeting for that Purpose to be at the Houle 
of m r Abijah Learned Innh der on the fourteenth Day of July — 
and Accordingly met and Sold Said Pew to m r Isaac Sanderion 
for Twelve pounds and eight pence Lawfull money, for which 
he gave Notes to the town Treaiurer 

Watertown Feb^ : 24 th : 1767 

[ m r Nath :: Harrington 
Com u : I m r Jonas White 
[ dea n Sam 11 Fisk 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houie of m r Abijah Learned 
on the Ninth Day of March Anno: Domini 1767 — 
for putting out the poor Sec. They Agreed with m r Daniel 
Bond to take Care of & Board Mary Coollidge one year more 
at the Rate of 12V6 pence old Tenor p r Week — alio they Agreed 
with m r Stephen Harris to take Care of & Board the wid c Mary 
Maddox one year at Rate of 24/6 old Tenor p r week and they are 
to have no further Allowance lett their Circumltances be what 
they will Except in Case of Sicknefs — 

They Signed on Order on the Treaiurer to pay the Sum of 
thirty pounds to m r : Nath 1 Bond for his keeping School in Water- 
town Nine Months, alfo one other order to pay y* Sum of 
£44" 15" 4" 3 to Sundrey perions it being in full of their 
Accounts which was laid before y* Selectmen on y e : 27 day of 
last month See the (317) Page. They alio Directed the Clerk 
to Issue out a warrant to warn Ebenezer Bateman & his Family 
and Elizabeth Bemis out of Town which was Accordingly don — 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

Causions Enter d march Court 1767 

The Same Evening m r John Chenery was Sworn to the Office of 
Hogrieve 

By Jon 3 : Brown Town Cle 

Agreed that m r Bezaleel Learned take care of y* Great Bridge 
the Enfuing Year — 



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Watertown March y*: 18 th : 1767 

Thele are to Certifie that we y e Subscribers 
Afsefsors of Said Town have Afseft y e Ratable 
Pools & Estates in s d : Town in y* Sum of Thirty 
pounds and have Committed lists of s d : Afsefsment 
to y e Surveyors of y e High-ways who are the 
Collectors of the High-way Rate (Viz) — 
To m r Jonas Earned the Sum of — 15" 16" 10 — 
And to m r : Joseph Coollidge y e Sum 
of 14" 3" 2— 



£30" 0" 

with Lawfull warrants to levy and Collect y* 
Same or See that it be faithfully worked out in Re- 
pairing y e High-ways — Agreable to the Vote of the 
town So as to make up the whole Account of their 
working or Collecting with your Selves or Suc- 
cefsors on or before the last Day of Nov r : Next 

Enfueing the Date Hereof 

Jon a : Brown 1 
John Kemball \ Afsefsors 
Mofes Stone J 

At a Meeting of y^ Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r : Abijah 
Learned on the 23 th Day of March Anno: Domini 1767 — 
They Agreed with m r Jonathan Whitney to take Jacob Boy- 
ington Son to y e late Jacob Boyington & Bring him up till he is 
twenty one Years of Age and to Learn him y e Trade of Cord 
wainer which he y e Said Whitney now follows, and he is to have y* 
Sum of Nine pounds paid him by the town therefor — And y e Se- 
lectmen ordered the Clerk to give him an order to Receive y e Said 
Child and what Cloathing belongs to it, of M r Ebenezer Stone Ju r 
Said order was given at y e Same time 

r 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Houfe of m r : Jon a : Bemis J 

on y e : 31 Day of march Anno: Domini 1767 

The Afsefsors made Return of their Afsefsing y e High-way Rate 
which was accepted — See above 

[325] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r 
Abijah Learned on the 13 th Day of April AD 1767 — 
They Signed Indentures for Binding Jacob Boyington to m r 
Jonathan Whitney and for Binding Elizabeth Boyington to m r 
Samuel Phipps of Cambridge — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Tho 8 . Salt- 
marfh on y e : 8 th : Day of May Anno: Domini 1767 — 
They Signed an order on y e Town Treafurer to pay the Sum 
of £19" 10"4 to the Several perfons that kept the Englifh 
Schools the Last year — and the Sum of £1" 11" 8 to m r Ben- 



[324] 

Gentlemen 



Afsesfors 
Certificate 



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jamin Harrington of Weston it being for 156 feet of Planck which 
he bro : : to the Great Bridge in Watertown — alio the Sum of 
i3"9"0 to m r Jonas Harrington ju r of s d : Weston for 345 

feet of Planck which he bro T : to S d : Bridge 

The Selectmen haveing Received a Precept from the High 
Sheriff of y* County of Middlel'ex Requiring them to Ai'semble the 
Inhabitants of Watertown forth with to Elect and Depute one or 
more Suitable perfon or perions to Reprefent them in a Great 
and General Court or Ai'sembly appointed to be Convened held 5c 
kept for his Majesty's Service at y e Court Houfe in Boston on 
Wedensday y": 27 Day of May Currant — They Ordered y £ Clerk 
to Issue out Warrants Directed to the Several Conitables to warn 
the Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in the 
Choice of a Reprelentative to ai'semble & meet together at the 
publick Meeting Houl'e in Watertown on Monday the Eighteenth 

e 

Day of may Next at 2 cf y ^ lock afternooa for the purposes above 
Said — 

They alio Agreed to have another Gen 11 Town Meeting on the 
Same day and at y* Same place at 3 th of the Clock afternoon and 
ordered y* Clerk 

to 

[326] To Issue out Warrants Directed to the Conitables to 
warn ail y e Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to 
Vote in town affairs to Ai'semble and meet together at s d : time 

and place to act on the following Articles (Viz) 

First to Chool'e a Moderator for Said Meeting — 
(2^) To Hear the Report of y e Committe that were ap- 
pointed to Examin the town Treal'urers accounts and act any 
thing thereon they may think proper — (3 : -') To Hear the Report 
of the Committe that were appointed the last march Meeting to 
Build a New pound, and for the town to act any thing further 
thereon they may think proper — 

(4 y ) For the town to Appropriate the money Arifing by y* 
Sale of m r Joseph Patterl'ons Pew for Such Ui'es as they may 
think proper — (5 : -) For to grant money to pay mils' 5 Ebenezer 
Stone ju r and Jonathan Whitney for taking two of y e wid : Boy- 
ingtons Children to bring up Agreable to their Contract with the 
Selectmen ( 6 y ) To know the minde of y* town whether they 
will Chearge m r Edmund Fowle with the Support of y* wid° Mary 
Boyington and Children & for y* town to act any thing Re- 
lating thereto they may think proper I 7 ) To know the 
minde of the town Whether whether they will Apply to y e General 
Court to have the Fil'hery in Watertown put under Some 
Regulation to prevent the many Quarrils & Dilputes that arii'e 
thereby and to Act thereon as they think best (8' y ) For the 
town to grant money to pay thofe perfons that were Chol'en Col- 
lectors of Tax's if the town think fitt and to give then Such In- 



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ftruclions Relating thereto as may be tho 1 : proper and for the town 
to A6t any thing thereon as they may think best (9 ly ) To Hear 
the Petition of James Hay praying the town to grant him Some 
Releif under his prefent Needy Circumftances and for the town 
to acl: any thing thereon they may think best — 
Warrants were Issued out Accordingly 



[327] At this meeting they ordered y* Clerk to Issue out 
a warrant to warn Anna Lawrance who Refides at the houfe of 
m r Jedidiah Leath & Amme Trafk who Resides at the houfe of 
m r Ebenezer Stetfon & Peter Farnfworth who Refides at the 
houfe L l : Daniel Whitney to Depart forth with out of Water- 
town 

a Warrant was Issued out accordingly and given to Conftable 
John Stearns 



And the Selectmen Signed an order on y^ Treafurer to pay the 
Sum of £1" 11" 8 to m r : Benjamin Harrington for 156 feet of 

planck which he bro 1 : to the Great Bridge 

alfo y e Sum of £3 "9" to m r Jonas Harrington ju r for 345 feet 

of planck which bro 1 : to y e Said Bridge 

At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of y e freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Qualified to Vote in y* Choice of a 
Reprefentative Regularly Afsembled and meet at y e Publick 
Meeting-Houfe on Monday y e Eighteenth Day of May AD 1767 
The Votes being Called for were bro 1 : in & Sorted & Counted 
it appeared that m r Daniel Whitney was Chofen Reprefentative 
for Year Enfueing — 

At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of y e freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of of Watertown who are Qualified to Vote in Town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled & meet together at y e publick meeting- 
Houfe in s d : Town on Monday y e : 18 th Day of may Anno: 
Domini 1767 for Tranfacting Sevaral as Setforth in the War- 
rants for s d : Meeting 

Voted & Chofe m r : John Remington Moderator for s d : Meeting 
Meeting 

Voted & accepted y e Committes Report on y^ Town Treafurer 
Acc tts - which Report is as follows (Viz) See y e next page — 



We the Subscribers Appointed by the Town to Examin the 
Treafurers Accounts upon Examination find Said Acc tts - well 
Vouch d & Right Cast— 



P r Jon a : Brown Town Cle — 



P r Jon a : Brown Town Clf 



[328] 



Watertown May 6 th 1767 



Nath 11 Harrington 
Mofes Stone 
Sam 11 White 




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Then y* Com ::ee . Appointed to Build a pound Informed y 
town that they Could have one Builded with Stone for Ten 
pounds or of Timber for Six pounds and after Some Debate 
thereon it was put to Vote whether s d : pound Should be Built 
with Stone and it paft in the affirmative — 

Then Voted and Appropriated the money that arofe by the Sale 
of m r Patterfons ^ w (or So much as Needfull to Build s d : pound — 
Voted & Granted y" Sum of £8 pounds to pay m r Ebenezer 
Stone ju r for Bringing up one of y* wid° Man- Boyingtons Chil- 
dren — alfo Voted Granted y* Sum of £9 pounds to pay m r 

Jonathan Whitney an other of s d Children 

Then the Article Relating to Edmund Fowles being Chearged 
with the Support of y* wid 3 Boyington & Children was Read and 
after Some Debate thereon The Vote was put whether it be the 
minde of the town that m r . Edmund Fowle Shall be Cheargable 
wirh the Support of s- : wid : Boyington k Children and it past 
in the Negative — 

Then the Seventh Article was Read and after Debate thereon 
it was Put to Vote whether the town will Apply to y* General 
Court to have their Fiihery put under Some Regulation and it 
pait in the Affiermative — 

Then Voted and Choie Jonathan Brown to Joine with the 
Reprelentative in Petitioning the Great <5c General Court to have 
Said Fiihery put under Some Regulation 

[329] Then the S :h . Article was Read Relating to the Col- 
lectors and after Debate thereon Voted and Granted the Sum of 
Six pounds to pay them for their Service — Then it was Voted 
that they Should give good Securyty for their good behaviour in 

s d Trult — Voted that the Selectmen take Said Security 

alio Voted that y e Selectmen Set the time for y* Collectors to 
make up their Accounts with y* Treaiurer <Scc — 
Then the Ninth Article with m r : James Hays Petition was 
Read and after longe Debate thereon it was Put to Vote Whether 
the Town will grant the prayer of s d : Petition and it pait in y* 
Negative — 

The Buiinels of y e Meeting being over the Moderator Declared 
the Meeting to be Dilsolved 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of y e wid° Mary 
Learned on Monday the 25 th Day of may Anno: Domini 1767 
They being Informed that the French Family belonging to 
Watertown were Deiirous of going to Settle in Canady 6c there 
being an Opportunity therefor it was Agreed that m r Jon 2 - Bemis 
ju r one of y* Selectmen Should Inquire what the Cost of their 
Palsage will be and make Report as Soon as may be to the 
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At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 27 th - Day of s d : May at 
the Same place m r Bemis Informed the Selectmen that he had 
been at Boston and Confeer'd with the Mafter of the Vefsell that 
was going to Canady who Informed him that he would Carry 
them for three Dollars & an half a head — and it was Agreed that 
m r John Kemball & m r Jon a : Bemis ju r Should go to Boston and 
Agree for their pafsuage &c — 

[330] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the houfe of m r 
John Kemball on the 26 th . day of June AD 1767 — 
They being Informed that Ruth Maddox was Sick at maiden 
It was Agreed that m r Mofes Stone provide at place for her 
and that m r John Kemball Inquire Whether She can be Re- 
moved and if So to See that She be Removed as Soon as may be — 
at this Meeting the Selectmen Signed an order on y e Treafurer 
to pay m r Jonathan Bemis ju r y* Sum of 3" 12- Shillings which 
he paid for y e pafsuage of the French Family to Canady — alfo five 
Shillings & Seven pence one farthing for a Rope for the Meeting 
Houfe Bell 

At a Meeting of Selectmen on the 24 th - Day of August 
Anno: Domini 1767 — at the Houfe of y e wid° Mary Learned 
They Agreed that m r Jonas White Should pay the Sum of Thirty 
Shillings as Rent for the wid° Lydia Warrins thirds — at this 
meeting they Signed an order on the Treafurer To pay m r : 
Samuel Mafon the Sum of £0" 10" 10" 2 farthings — 
At a Meeting the Selectmen at the Houfe y e wid° Mary Learned 
on the 14 th Day of Sep r : 1767 the Confidered the list of licenfed 
perfons the last year and Signed their approbation of Renewing 
them again. — alfo they Approbated m r Bez 11 : Learned and 
Recommeded him to the Sefsions for a licence to Retaile Spiritous 
Liquors 

[331] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Weston 
& Waltham at the Houfe of M r JosLah Gleafon Innholder in 
Waltham on Monday the 21 st Day of Day of Sep r : Anno: 
Domini 1767 — 

The accounts for Repairing y e Great Bridge in Watertown 
which had Arifen Since the last Adjustmen which was on the 
first Day of Sep r : 1766 Ammounting to the Sum of £9" 2" 1" 2 
farthing were Proportioned & Adjusted and Signed by the Se- 
lectmen of each Town See Lib r the (2) Page y e (67) in y e 
Treafury — 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at the houfe of y e wid° Mary 
Learned on the 18 th - Day of November Anno Domi 1767 the 
Selectmen took Security of the Collectors of Tax's for their faith- 
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[332] At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y* Houfe of m r 
Jonas White on the 4 tb : Day of January Anno: Domini 1768 
They Signed an order on y e town Treafurer to pay the Sum of 
10" 18" 5" 2 farthings to the town Creditors which was 
Granted them the last March meeting 

And they Agreed to have a Publick Town Meeting on Mon- 
day the Eleventh Day of this prefent January at the Publick 
meeting-houfe at twelve of y* Clock at noon and ordered the 
Clerk to Issue out Warrants Directed to the Several Conftables 
to warn all the Inhabitans of Watertown who are Qualified to 
Vote in town affairs to meet at time and place before mentioned 
to act on the following Articles (Viz) — 
First to Choofe a Moderator for Said meeting 
(2 ly ) To know the minde of the town Whether they will 
Build a Work-Houfe this prefent year and if they Agree thereto 
then to Grant money therefor or Appropriate Some money Be- 
longing to the town to Said ufe, and act anything Relating there- 
to as they may think best. (3 ly ) To know whether Town 
will accept of m r Jonathan Stones Pew in the Meeting-Houfe 
& if So, then to Determin how they will Difpofe of it again, and 
A&. anything thereon as they may think Proper (4 ly ) To know 
y e minde of the town whether they will Agree upon any Meafures 
to Promote Induftery, Oeconomy & Manufactures thereby to 
prevent the Unnecefsary Importation of European Commodities 
which threaten this Country with Poverty & Ruin and act any 
thing Relating thereto as thev think fitt 

(5'") 

[333] (5 ly ) For the town to give their Reprefentative 

Some Inftructions at this time if they think fitt 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly 

By Jon a : Brown Town Cler 

The Selectmen agreed to meet at Six of y e Clock in y* Evening 
after the Town Meeting is over (to See what weareing Apparril 
was left by m r Samuel Coollidge) at the Houfe of m rs : Mary 
Learned 

At a Gen 11 : Town-Meeting of freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Qualified to Vote in Town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled at the Publick-Meeting Houfe in S d : Town 
on Monday y e Eleventh Day of January Anno: Domini 1768 — 
Voted & Chofe m r Samuel Fisk Moderator for s d : Meeting 
Then y e Article Relating to Building a Work-Houfe was Read 
and after Some Debate thereon it was Put to Vote whether the 
town will build a Work-Houfe this prefent year and it paft in 
y* Negative 

Then y* next article ^ as Read and it was Put to Vote Whether 
the town will Accept of m r Jonathan Stones Pew and that the 



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town Treafurer be Directed to pay him his prime Cost and it 
past in the Affairmative 

Upon a motion made & Seconded it was put to Vote Whether 
the town will S * H Said Pew to m r Christopher Grant for £8 

A 

pounds and it past in the Negative — 

alio it was put to Vote whether s d : Grant Should have it for 
Ten pounds and it past in y e Negative 



Voted & Chofe for s d : Committe 



[334] Then it was Put to Vote whether S d : Pew Should be 
Sold at Publick Vendue as Some others had been and it past in the 
Affairmative — 

Voted & Chofe for a Comm": to Sell J J^a ^Brown 

Said Pew { m r Elijah Bond 

Then the Article Relating Induftery Oeconomy &c. was Read 
together with a Letter from y* Selectmen of Boston Directed to 
y* Selectmen of Watertown with Some Votes past by y* town of 
Boston, therein Inclofed. and after Some Debate thereon — a 
Motion was made and Seconded & Put Whether the town will 

A 

Choofe a Committed to Draw up a Plan of Proper Meafures for 
the town to come into Relating to Induftery &c and it past in 
the affeirmative 

m r : Nath 11 Harrington 
m r Sam 11 Fisk 
Jon a : Brown 
m r John Remington 
m r Cor ns : Waldo 
L l : Daniel Whitney 
John Hunt Esq r : 
Voted that s d : Committe Draw up Some Proper Inftructions 
for y* town give their Reprefentative at this time and that they be 
Ready to lay them before the town at y e adjournment of this 
meeting 

Then Voted & adjorned this meeting to Next Monday at three of 
the Clock afternoon at this place — 

[335] At a Meeting of y^ Selectmen at y e Houfe of y e 
wid°: Mary Learned on the Eleventh Day of January AD: 1767 
They Sold What weareing Apparril was left by m r Sam 11 Cool- 
lidge that belonged to the town 

At a General Town-Meeting of y e freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regularly Afsembled at Publick Meet- 
ing Houfe in s d : Town on Monday the Eighteenth Day of 
January AD 1768 P r Adjournment 
The following Vote was Paft Viz 

The town of Watertown being alarmed at the Late Im- 



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posions on the Colonies & perceiving; the Streights and Difficulties 
the People of this province must he brought Into by lefsening the 
Medium of Trade, Have Considered with pleafure the attempts 
made for laying afide the ufe of Foreign articles we may well 
do without, and the Refolutions many Towns have Come into for 
the promotion of Induftery & the Encouragement of their own 
Manufactures do alfo Chearfully & Unanimusly Vote That we 
are Ready to ioine in any patriotick Endeavors to Lefson our Im- 
portations and thereby prevent our Gold and Silver from giving 
us the Slipp, That we Confent to lay afide the ufe not only the 
Articles Enumerated by the Town of Boston in their Refolves 
but of all foreign Teas as Expeniive and pernifious as well as 
unneceisary, this Continent abounding with many Herbs of a 
more Salubrious Quallity which if we were as much ufe'd to as 
the poifonus Bohea, would no Doubt in time be as Agreable & 
perhaps much more So and whilft by a Manly Influence we Ex- 
pect, our women make this Sacrafice to the good of their Country 
we hereby Declare we Shall highly Honor and Esteem the Encour- 
agors of our own Manufactures & the General ufe of y* pro- 
ductions of 

this — 

[334] The Continent this being in our Judgment at this 
time a Neceisary means (Under God) of Rendering us a happy 
& free people 

The following Inftructions were Unanimously Voted to be 
Given to their Reprefentative : the prefent Sefsion of the General 
Court (Viz) 

We your Conftituents the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Watertown ; being legally Afsembled : and haveing 
Deliberatly confidered the Malancholy & Diftref'd Scituation of 
our affairs as of the Province in General So of our Refpective 
Towns, & haveing with the Greatest Pleafure & Sattisfaction 
beheld a Surprifeing Spirit to Promote Oeconomy Induftery. & 
Frugallity prevail in many of our Towns as Appears by their 
Refolutions & Inftructions given at Large to their Reprefentatives 
perticularlv bv the Refpectable Town of Boston who to their 
IMMORTAL HONOUR took the lead: many of them Sacra- 
ficing their private Interest to publick good, have Set us a 
Glorious Example, which with the utmost Gratitude we Sincearly 
Adopt — 

And therefor Advife and Charge you S r : as our Reprefentative 
to Govern & Conduct your Self agreable to thoi'e Salutary In- 
structions given by our Respectable Metropolis to their Repre- 
fentatives, & we Defire you would be upon Your Guard against 
any who under false Pretences of Patriotick Zeal to their Country 
may Endeavour to Draw you into any Rafh or Diforderly 
Meafures Either Disrefpeclfull to the Best of Sovereigns or un- 
dutifull to our Mother Country, But that you Coolly & Dis- 



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pationatly join and Repeatedly join if Expedient in all firm 
Vigorous but most loyal and peacable meafures in Afsertaining 
our Charter Priviledges and for Obtaining releif of thofe greiv- 
ances which otherwife threaten us with Impending Ruin 

[335] Upon a motion made and Seconded it was put to 
Vote whether the Town will Reconfider their Vote past on the 
Eleventh day of this prefent month Relating to the Building a 
work-Houfe this prefent year, and that s d : affair be Refer'd to 
March Meeting for further Confideration and it paft in the 
affeirmative — 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r John Kemball on 
Monday y e 22 th Day of February AD: 1768— 
m r Nathaniel Harrington bro*: in his account for Keeping the 
Englifh School Ten Weeks ammounting to the Sum of £6" 6" 8 
and the Selectmen Signed an order on y e town Treafurer for the 
payment of the Same — and m r Jonas Harrington ju r Sent in an 
account for 295 feet of Planck which he bro*: to the Great 
Bridge ammounting to the Sum of £2" 19" which they 
ordered the Clerk to Draw an order on the Selectmen of Weston 
for the payment thereof 

At this meeting y e Selectmen Agreed to have a General Town- 
Meeting on Monday y* 5 : 7 th - Day of March next at the Publick 
Meeting-Houfe at Ten of y e Clock in the forenoon and ordered the 
Clerk to Issue out Warrants Directed to the Several Conftables 
to warn all the freeholders & other Inhabitants who are Qual- 
ified to Vote in town affairs to Afsemble at time and place afore- 
Said to act on following Articles (Viz) First to Choofe a 
Moderator for s d : Meeting (2 ly ) To Choofe Selectmen a Town 
Clerk & Treafurer and all other town officers that by law are 
Required to be Chofe in the month of march annually (3 ly :) 
To Choofe a Saxton and Agree how he Shall be paid for his Ser- 
vice (4 ly ) To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer (5 Iy ) 
To know y e minde of the town whether Swine Shall Run at 
large the prefent year (6 ly ) To Choofe a Committe to Examin 
the Treafurers accounts 

(7'":) 

[330] (7 ly ) To appropriate the Interest money Comeing to 
the Town y e prefent Year the year Begining the Eleventh Day of 
December last past (8 ly ) To Grant a Sallary for y e Rev d : m r 
Seth Storer for y e Enfueing year (9 ly ) To grant money to Sup- 
port the Grammer School & any other Schools as may be Agreed 
upon (10 Iy :) To grant money to Support the poor (ll ly ) To 
grant money to Repair the Great Bridge (12 ly ) To Hear the 
accounts of thofe perfons the town is Indebted to & Grant money 
to pay the Same (13 Iy ) To grant money to Repair the High-ways 



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and Town-ways and to Choofe the Surveyors Collectors of the 
High-way Rate & Determin y* price of Labour in Working 
out Said Rate (14 ly ) To Hear The pleas of y* Conftables or 
Collectors for abating any Perticular Perfons Rates in their lists 
if the town think fitt and grant money to make them Good 
(15 ly ) For the town to Choofe a Committe to manage the Schools 
if they think fitt — (16 ly ) To Hear the Report of the Committe 
that were appointed to Sell m r Jonathan Stones pew and to 
appropriate y* money arifing by the Sale thereof (17 ly ) For 
the town to act on the Second Article in the Warrant for the last 
Town-meeting Relating to the Building a Work-Houfe which 
was Refeer'd to this meeting (18 ly ) For the town to Determin 
whether the pew that was the late m r : Henry Springs Reverts 
to the town and if So then for the town to Difpose of it again 
as they they think fitt. and act any thing thereon as they may 
think best 

and Likewife to Notifie the Town Creditors to bring in their 
accounts to the Selectmen on Fryday y* fourth Day of march 
next at 3 of the Clock afternoon at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 
Prentice in order to their being laid before the Town — 
Warrants were Issued out Accordingly 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Cler 

[337] 1767 The Com tee - that ware Chofen by the Town of 
Watertown at their March Meeting 1767 To take Care of y* 5 
Schools and to Improve the money Granted for that purpofe for 
the Enfueing year, Proceeded as followeth. 

At a Meeting of Said Com tee - at the Houfe of m r : Abijah 
Learned Innhold r : March 1767 They Agreed with M r Nathaniel 
Bond the prefent School Mafter to keep the Gramer School an 
other Quarter (the prefent Quarter near Expiring) at the Ufual 

price (Viz) Ten pounds Lawfull money P r Quarter 

At a Meeting of Said Com tee - at the Publick-Meeting Houfe 
in Said town on Monday the day of may AD 1767 

They Agreed to provide five womens Schools for the Inftruct- 
ing of Children in the Remote parts of the Town Said Schools 
to begin on the first day of June Next and to be kept twelve 
weeks each at forty shillings old Tenor P r week The School 
Dames to provide Rooms or pay the Rent for them — Accordingly 
They agreed with m r Sam 11 Cooks wife to keep in their Houfe — 
m r Joseph Hays wife to keep in their Houfe and mis Kezia 
Stone to keep a School in the School-Houfe near m r John Strat- 
tons and m r Samuel Mafon's wife to keep in the Houfe where 
She lives and mif Hannah Bright to keep a School in the Houfe 
of M r Phinehas Stearnes — 

At a Meeting of Said Com tee - at m rs - Learneds Innhold r - on 
Monday the 22 Day of June AD 1767— They Agreed to hire 
m r Nath 11 : Bond the prefent School-mafter an other Quarter — 



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At a Meeting of said Com tee - at m rs Learneds Innholder on 
Monday the 12 th Day of Oct r : AD 1767 they Agreed to hire M r 
Nathaniel Bond to keep the Grammer School another Quarter at 
the ufual price 

[338] At Said Meeting they Determined that there Should 
be a Writing School keept in the west part of the Town for Ten 
weeks to begin the Ninth Day of Nov r Next and at the Expiration 
of said Ten weeks a writing School Should be opened at the East 
part of the Town and kept Ten weeks They agreed with m r 
Nathaniel Harrington to keep the School in the west part of the 
Town ten weeks for Forty Seven pounds ten Shillings (old 
Tenor) 

At a Meeting of the School Com tee - at the Houfe of m rs : Mary 
Learned Innholder Dec r : 22: 1767 — 

They Agreed to hire m r : Nathaniel Bond to keep the Grammer 
School an other Quarter the prefent Quarter being Near out — 
At Said Meeting they Contracted with m r Nathaniel Harrington 
to keep the writing School in the East part of the town for the 
Space of Ten weeks for Forty Seven pounds Ten Shillings (old 
Ten) To begin Said School the Eighteenth day of January Next 

Sam 11 : Fisk P r Ord r : 

At a Meeting of Selectmen at the Houfe M r : Benja" Pren- 
tice on Fryday the 4 th - Day of March AD: 1768 In order to 
take in the accounts of the perfons to whome the town is Indebted, 
— The following accounts were Exhibited (Viz) 
m r Daniel Bond bro*. his acc"- for Boarding Mary Coollidge 
one year and for mending her Clothes and for Some New things 



which he procured Ammounting to 5 — 1=9 

And m r Stephen Harris bro 1 : his Account for Boarding the 
wid° Mary Maddox one year which ammounts to the Sum 

[339] And m r Joseph Coollidge bro 1 : his account for 
Boarding & Nurfing Ruth Maddox five Weeks at 

4/1 p r Week 1=0=0 

and m r Ebenezer Stone ju r bro 1 : his account for 
Boarding Jacob Boyington 3 Weeks & four 

Days 0"9"7" 1 

M r Mofes Stone bro 1 : his Account for fetching 

Ruth Maddox from Maiden 0"4"0 — 

D r : Marfhal Spring bro 1 : his account for Medecine 

and Attendance on Ruth Maddox 0"6"8 — 

Likwife m r Nath 11 : Stone bro 1 : his Account for 
Entertaining and taking Care of Ruth Maddox 
from ye 27 Day of January last to f 4 Day of 
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m r Nehemiah Mafon bro 1 : an account of 12/1 
which he paid Nathan Coollidge in y 45 Year 1766 

For a Room to keep a School in 0"12"0 — 

m r William Bond bro 1 an account for y* Ufe of 

a Room in his Houfe to keep the School in Ten 

Weeks at l/4 d p r Week which comes to — 0"13"4 — 

and m r Jonas White bro 1 an Account for Cash 

paid to m r Joseph Welfh of Cambridge for 

Mending the School-Houfe windows 3/l d 0"3" 1 — 

3"14"8"1 

And the following perfons bro 1 : y 6 following acc tts - to be laid 
before y e town (Viz) 

To m r . John Kemball for Serving Afsefsor last 

year— 0"16"0— 

To m r Mofes Stone for like Service y* Same year — 0" 16 " 

To Jon a : Brown for Serving Treafurer & afsefsor 

y* Same year 3 " 9 " 4 

To m r Isaac Sanderfon for mending Sam 11 Cool- 

lidges Shoes " 2 " 3 " 

To m r Simon Haftings for Labour & Meterials — 0" 9"0" 

5"12"8" 



at this meeting y* Selectmen agreed with m r Simon Halting 
to Repair on of m r Storers Glafs windows that his Account may 
be laid before the Town at their Next meeting 

[340] At the meeting last mentioned the Selectmen Agreed 
to Signe orders on the town Treafurer to pay the Rev d : m r : Seth 
Storer his Sallary for the year 1767 it being y e Sum of 66" 13 "4 
and to pay m r Nath 11 Bond for one years Service | d.n" fi" 
in keeping y* Grammer School which Come to \ 
and to pay the perfons that kept the womens 1 
Schools the last Summer to each the Sum of \ 16" 0" — 
£3 "4 Shillings which comes to 
and the Sum of 1 7 " 6 " 3 " 1 to the perfons after- 
Named which is in full of their Accounts bro 1 - into 



the Selectmen at this time (Viz) — 

To m r Daniel Bond y e Sum of 5 1 9 

To m r Stephen Harris 8 " 9 " 10 

To m r Joseph Coollidge 1" 0" 

To m r Ebenezer Stone ju r " 9 " 7 " 1 

To m r Mofes Stone " 4 " " 

To D r Marfhal Spring 0" 6" 8 — 

To m r Nath 11 Stone 0" 6" — 

To m r Nehemiah Mafon 0"12" — 

To m r William Bond 0"13" 4 — 

To m r Jonas White 0" 3" 1 — 



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Voted & Chofe for Selectmen — 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of M r : Benjamin 
Prentice y e Seventh Day of March AD: 1768 the above Men- 
tioned orders were Signed — and the Same Day they Agreed to 
meet at Said Prentices to Sware the town officers and to put out 
the poor for the year Enfueing — and they ordered the Clerk to 
Direct the Conftables to Summons y e officers to attend at Said 
time and place 

[341] At a Gen 11 - Town-Meeting of y e freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town 
affairs Regularly Afsembled and Meet at the Publick Meeting- 
Houfe in Said town on Monday y e Seventh day of March Anno: 
Domini 1768 For the Choice of Town officers and other affairs 

as Setforth in y e Warrants for Said Meeting 

Voted & Chofe Dea n . Sam 11 : Fisk Moderator for Said Meeting — 

Jon a : Brown 
m r John Kemball 
m r Mofes Stone 
m r Jonas White 
m r Jon a Bemis ju r 
Voted & Chofe for Town-Clerk & Treafurer Jon a : Brown 

f Dea n . Sam 11 : Fisk— 
Voted & Chofe for afsefsors — -! Jon a : Brown 

[ m r Mofes Stone 
Voted & Chofe for Conftables mifs s Joseph Coollidge & Jonas 
Beamed 

Voted to Choofe Collectors of Tax's this year 

Voted & Chofe mifu rs Joseph Coollidge & Jonas Beamed Col- 
lectors — . 

Voted & Granted Six pounds for their Service in Collecting Tax's 
Voted & Chofe for Wardens mifsu* 5 Elijah Bond & Daniel 
Bond- 
Voted & Chofe Sealer of Leather m r Thomas Patten — 
Voted & Chofe Fence viewers mifs rs Sam 1 : Cook & Jonathan 
Learned ju r 

Voted & Chofe Surveyors of High-waj^s John Chenery & Stephen 
Harris 

Voted & Chofe Tythingmen mif rs Josiah Norcrofs & Bez n r 
Learned 

Voted & Chofe Hogrieves Simon Coollidge ju r & Israel Whitney 
Voted & Chofe Surveyors of Timber planck &c L l . Nath 11 : Cool- 
lidge David Sanger Bez 11 : Learned and Jonas Coollidge ju r . — 
Voted & Chofe Howards David Coollidge ju r & Jonas Cool- 
lidge ju r 

Voted & Chofe Clerks of y e Markent mifs rs Samuel Cook & Jedi h 
Leath 

Voted & Chofe Cullars of Hoops Staves &c mifu rs Sam 11 Cook 
& Bez" Learned 

Voted & Chofe Surveyor of Wheat m r Stephen Harris 



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Voted & Chofe m r Haftings Saxton and that he have two Con- 

trabutions as uiual for his Service 

Voted that Swine be Shut up the prefent year 

Voted & Chofe a Com"- to Examin I St * nc 

y* Treafurers Acc"*- { mr . Nath , Harring ton 

[342] Voted to Appropriate y* Intereft money Coming to 
the town as it was last Year (Viz) Five Shilling & four pence to 

the School and the Remainder to y e Minifter 

Voted and Granted the Sum of 66 "13 "4 as a Sallary for the 
Rev d : m r Seth Storer the Enfueing year the Intereft money to 
be part and the Remainder to be Afseit — 

Voted and Abated Joseph Gardiners Rates in Conftable Isaac 
Sanderfons & David Sangers lists being ±1"2"6"3 

At a Gen !1 Town-Meeting of the freeholders & othe Inhabitants 
of Watertown Regularly Afsembled at the Publick-Meeting 
Houfe in s d : town on Monday the 14 th : Day of March Anno 

Domini 1768 P r Adjornment 

They Voted & Granted y e Sum of £33 " 6 " 8 to Support y* Gram r 
School 

Then it was put to vote whether they would grant money to 

Support any other Schools and it paft in y e affirmative 

Voted & Granted y* Sum of 20 pounds to Support other Schools 
Put to Vote whether y* town will Choofe a Com a - to manage 

the Schools and it past in the affirmative 

m r : David Sanger 
m r Jonas Bond 
m r Sam 11 : Fisk 
m r Sam 11 White 
m r Nath 11 : Stone 
Voted & Granted 20 pounds to Support the poor — 
Voted & Granted 30 pounds to Repair y e High-ways & Town- 
ways — 

Voted that y* price of Labour in Working out the High way 

Rate be the Same as it was last year — 

Voted to Excuse m r John Chenery from Serving Surveyor of 
Highways 

Voted and Chofe m r : Jonas Bond to Serve in his Room 
Voted & Chofe the Surveyors Collectors of the High-way Rate 
Voted & abated Jonas Coollidges & James Hays's Rates in Con- 
ftable Isaac Sanderfons lists & Granted 2 " 9 " 1 1 " 1 to make it 
good — 

Voted & accepted the town Creditors accounts and Granted 
the S\im of £5" 12 "8 pence to pay the Same — 



Voted and Chofe for Said Committe — 



[343] Then the Committe that were Chofen to Sell m r 



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Jonathans Stones Pew made Verbal Report that they Appointed 
the first Day of February last to make Sale of s d : pew and 
Notified the town in the Ufeull manner of the time and place and 
put up Said pew to Sale and it was Struck of to m r Christopher 
Grant for 80 pounds O: T: for which he gave Security to the 
town Treafurer — ~~ 

Then it was Voted that m r Grant ^ ay So much of the money 
into Treafury as will pay m r : Jonathan Stone his prime Cost — 
Voted that the remainder may lie for the prefent at Intereft 
Then the Article Relating to Building a Work-Houfe was Read 
and it was Voted not to proceed to Build one at prefent 
Then the Article Relating to m r Henry Spring Dec sts - pew was 
Read and after Some Debate thereon The town Voted to Choofe 
a Committe to Inquire further into the Circumftances of Said 
affair and Report what will be proper for the Town to do 
Relating thereto — 

f m r : Nath 11 Stone 

Voted & Chofe for Said Committe — -! m r Mofes Stone 

I m r Nath 11 Harrington 
The Same Day Jonathan Brown was Sworn as Town-Clerk 

Town-Treafurer & Afsefsor by John Hunt Justice Peace 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Benjamin 
Prentice the Same Evening after y e Selectmen had taken y* Oath 
Relating to other Governments Bills then the other Town officers 
after taking Said Oath were Sworn to the faithfull Discharge of 
the Several offices to which they were Chofen (Viz) mifu rs Sam 1 : 

Fisk & Mofes Stone Afsefsors 

mifs rs Joseph Coollidge and John Stearns Conftables — — 

mifs r Elijah Bond and Daniel Bond Wardens 

m r Thomas Patten Sealer of Leather 

mifs rs Samuel Cook and Jonathan Learned ju r Fence-Viewers 
mifs rs Stephen Harris Surveyors of Highways & Collectors 

mifs rs : Josiah Norcrofs & Bez 11 : Learned Tythingmen 

mifs rs Simon Coollidge ju r & Israel Whitney Hogrieves 

[344] mifs" Nath 11 Coollidge David Sanger Bez 11 : Learned 

& Jonas Coollidge ju r Surveyors of Timber Planck &c 

mifs rs David Coollidge ju r and Jonas Coollidge ju Howards 
mifs rs Sam 11 : Cook and Jedidiah Leath Clerks of the Markets 
kets 

mfs rs Sam 11 Cook & Bez 11 : Learned Cullars of Hoops Staves &c — 

At this Meeting the Selectmen Agreed with m r Nathan Cool- 
lidge to take care of and Board the wid° Mary Maddox for the 
Space of one year and he is to have at the Rate of Three Shillings 

and four pence p r week 

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Coollidge one year more at the Rate of two Piitereens p r week — 
and they are to have no further Allowance Except in Case of 
Sickneis — 

At this Meeting the widow Mary Benjamin Sc Son made 
Complaint that John Whitney ju r and his wife were Burdeniom 
to them — and it Appearing to the Selectmen that they were Idle 
Lazey Perions They Agreed with m r : Thomas Learned to have 
the man for £6" 14" 8 for the Space of one Year which Sum he 
is to pay to y* Selectmen for the ule of the Said Whitneys family 
provided they can git the Alsiltance of two Justices of the Peace 
to binde him thev alio Agreed with irf Fanning Le »™* d that 
he Should have s d : Whitneys wife one year he paying thirty 
Shillings for her Service f ^ r the like ules and on the Same Con- 
ditions 

At this Meeting y* Selectmen Approved of m r Edward Richard- 
Ions Removeing his licence to his own houie and ordered the 
Clerk to Signe their Approbation for him to Carry to the Quarter 
Seisions 



Water town March 



29—1768 



[345] 

To y* Selectmen 

Thefe are to Certify that we the Subscribers 
Afsei'sors of Said Town have aiseit the Ratable 
| Pools in S d : Town in >^ Sum of Thirty 

pounds And and have Committed lists of s d : 
Alseisment to the Surveyors of the High-ways who 

are Collectors of the High-way Rate {Viz) 

To rrf Stephen Harris the Sum of — £15*11 2 2 
And to m r Jonas Bond the Sum of — 14 " 8"9"2 

Afsesfors 
Return 
1763 



30" 0"0"0 

with Lawfull warrants to Levy & Collect y* 
Same or See that it be faithfully worked out agre- 
able to the Vote of the Town in Repairing y* High- 
ways «N: Town-ways So as to make up their Whole 
account of working or Collecting with yourSelves 
or Succeisors on or before y* last day of November 

Next Enfueing the Date Hereof <~ — — ~ 

Sam !1 : Fisk 
Ton a : Brown 
| Mofes Stone 
At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at >^ Houle of m r Benjamin Pren- 
tice on y* 30 Day of March AD 1768 

This being the year for Perambulating lines and Renewing the 
Bounds Between towns the Selectmen Agreed to do that Service 
on y* Ninteenth Day of April Next and ordered the Clerk to 
Notify the Selectmen to Meet at half past Six of y e Clock in in the 



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morning at m r Mofes Stones and the Selectmen of Waltham to 
meet Near m r Joseph Wellingtons at Ten of y* Clock in the 
fore-Noon alfo the Selectmen of Newton at 4 of y e Clock in the 
afternoon Near m r Phinehas Cooks 

At a Meeting y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benj n Prentice 
on Fryday the 8 th Day of April Anno Domini 1768 
They agreed with m r Bezaleel Learned to Care of the Great 
Bridge and They Appointed mifsu rs Mofes Stone and Jonas 
White to Perambulate with the perfons Appointed by the Adja- 
cent Town on Ninteenth Inftant 

[346] At Said Meeting the Selectmen Signed orders on y* 
town Treafurer to y e Sum of 2 "2 "4" 2 To Bezaleel Learned 
in full of his last Years account for what he did at the great 
Bridge and the Sum of £8 pounds to Jonathan Whitney for his 
Bringing Up Jacob Boyington ~~ 

And they Agreed that the Surveyors of the High-ways Should 
have their Deftricts as they were last Year See Page (259) and 
it being tho* Necefsary to Rebuild the South Pier of y e Great 
Bridge as Soon as the Seafon will admit the Selectmen appointed 
the 19 th Day of this prefent month of April to View and Examin 
the timbers of Said Bridge and ordered the Clerk to Send Notifi- 
cations to the Selectmen of Weston & Waltham of the time and 
place of S d : Meeting that if they tho 1 Proper they might have 
their Voice in the affair — 

Notifications were Sent the Next Day 

Accordingly P r Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Wal- 
tham at the Houfe of m r : Benjamin Prentice Innholder in Water- 
town, on Tuesday y e : 19 th - Day of April 1768 after Viewing and 
Examining the Great Bridge they found Several of y* Timbers 
Defective — and they Agreed with M r : Josiah Smith one of y e 
Selectmen of Weston to Provide 

one String peice 23 feet longe & 14 Intches Square — 

one Cap peice 21 feet Longe & 13 Intches Square 

Eight Braces 12 feet Longe and Nine Intches Square 

One Pooft 12 feet Longe and twelve Intches Square 

alfo 3 Poofts Six feet Longe and 12 Intches Square 

s d 

and m r Smith is to have at the Rate of 19/4 p r Ton for S d : 
Timber and to Deliver the Same to m r Bezaleel Learned this 
prefent month of April 

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At the Said Meeting m r Mofes Stone and m r David 
Bemis Reported that they had Perambulated the lines with 
the men Appointed by the Adjacent towns and Renewed the 
marcks be tween towns 




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At a Meeting of y^ Selectmen on Monday y e . Second Day of 

may AD 1768 at the Houfe of M r Benjamin Prentice 

M r Nathaniel Harrington bro 1 in his account for keeping the 
Englifh School Eleven Weeks which Comes to Seven pounds 
and the Selectmen Signed an Order on y* Treafurer to pay the 
Same — and m r Richard Clark Sent in a Notification to Inform 
that he had taken to live with him one Isaac Peirce who came 

last from Billerca on the Sixth Day of April Last past 

The Selectmen haveing Received a Precept from the Sheriff 
Requiring them to Afsemble the Inhabitants of Watertown to 
Elect and Depute a Suitable Perfon to Reprefent them in a Great 
& General Court or Afsembly Appointed to be convened held and 
kept for his Majesty's Service at the Court Houfe in Boston on 
Wedensday the 25 th Day of This prefent month of may — 
Therefor They Ordered the Clerk to Issue out Warrants 
Directed to y* Several Conftables to warn y e Inhabitants who are 
Quallified to Vote in the Choice of a Reprefentative to meet at 
the Publick Meeting Houfe on Monday the 16 th - Day of this 
prefent month of may at 3 of the Clock in y e afternoon for the 
Purpose aforeSaid — They alfo Agreed to to have an othe General 
Town Me ^ tin s on the Same Day & at the Same place at 4 of y* 
Clock afternoon and Directed y e Clerk to Issue out warrants to 
warn the Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote town affairs 
to Meet at Said time and Place for y^ Ends following (Viz) 
First to Choofe a moderator for s d : meeting (2) To Hear 
the Report of the Committe appointed to Examin y e Treaiurers 
accounts & act thereon as they See fitt — (3) To pafs on a list 
of Juriors prepared to be laid before the Town — 

[348] (4) For the town to Act any thing Relating to 
Repairing y e Fence on the minifterial fence farm or Dividing 
y* fence with any Perfon or Perfons that have Land Adjoining 
thereto and act any thing Relating thereto as they think Proper 
(5) To Grant money to Repair the Great Bridge — (6^ To 
Grant money to repair the meeting Houfe or appropriate Some 
money Arifeing by ^ Sale of a Pew for that ufe if they think 
fitt (7) To Hear a Copy of a Petition of Sundry Towns praying 
that Some of the Courts of Justice may be Removed from the 
places where they are now held to the town of Concord & act 
Relating thereto as they See fitt — (8) For the town to take Some 
Proper meafures to prevent y e the Town that leads by David San- 
gers to Samuel Benjamins from being Deftroyed, and Act any 
thing Relating thereto as they See fitt — (9) For the Town to 
Accept of a peice of Land Purchafed by Cap r - Edward Harring- 
ton and others if the town See fitt — (10) For the Town to 
Abate Joseph Jepfas Rates in Edward Harrington ju r lists and 
grant money to make it good (11) To Hear the Report of the 
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y e Circumftances of y* late m r Henry Springs Pew and to Act 
any thing further thereon as they think Proper - — — 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly 

May y e : 6: 1768 

P r Jon a Brown Town Cle r 

At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of the freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regularly Afsembled at ^ publick-Meet- 
ing Houfe in s d : Town on Monday the Sixteenth Day of May AD 
1768 For the Choice of a Reprefentativ the Major part of y e 
Selectmen being prefent the Votes were Called for bro 1 : in Sorted 
& Counted and it Appeared that m r John Remington was Chofen 
by y e Major part of y e Electors prefent 

[349] At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in Town 
affairs Regularly Afsembled at y e publick meeting Houfe in s d : 
Town on Monday y e Sixteenth Day of May AD: 1768 for 
Transacting Sundry Town affairs as Settforth in y e Warrants 
for s d : Meeting 

Voted and Chofe m r : Sam 11 Fisk Moderator for s d : Meeting 
Upon a Motion made & Seconded the Question was put Whether 
it be y* minde of y* town to Adjorn this Meeting to monday Next 
at 2 of 3^ Clock afternoon to this place in order to transact the 
businefs of the Meeting and the Vote past in the affirmative — 
The meeting was Declared Adjorned Accordingly — 
At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of y* freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown at the publick meeting Houfe in Said 
Town on Monday y e 23 Day of May AD 1768 P r adjornment 

(2) article Red Relating to the town Treafurers acc tts - upon 
which the Com tees - Report was Read Voted and Accepted — That 
the town Treafurers acc ts - were well Vouch 't & Right Cast 

(3) article Read upon which a list of Juriors was Read after 
which IA Whitney was Excufed from Serving on Jury of 
Tryals — and the Remaing List was Voted and accepted — (4) 
article Read Relating to the ministerial place. Upon which a 
Vote was past to Choofe a Com tee - and Impower them to Divide 
fences with thofe that joine upon the Minifterial place and that 
S d : Com tte - be Directed to Repair the fence Belonging to the 
minifterial place — 

Voted & Chofe L 1 : Daniel Whitney Capt 1 Edward Harrington 
and M r Jonas White for Said Com tee - 

(5) article Read Relating to the Repairs of y e Great Bridge 
Voted and Granted the Sum of Eight pounds to Repair the 
Same 

(6) 

[350] (6) article Read Relating to the Repairs of y e 
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Voted and Appropriated the money Arifing by y e Sale of m r 
Jonathan Stones pew (that Remains unappropriated — 

Voted to Choofe a Com ttee - to do the Said Service 

Voted and Chofe m r Mofes Stone m r : Jonas White & m r Richard 
Clark for Said Com tee 

(7) article Read Relating to Removeing y e Courts &c from 
the Places where they are now kept in the County of Middlefex 
to the town of Concord — Upon which a Petition was Read 
from Sundry towns to the Gen 11 : Court for the Ends aforeSaid 
Upon which a Vote was put whether it be Agreable to the town 
that the prayer of s d : Petition be Granted and it past in the 
Negative — 

Voted and Chofe Cap 1 Jonathan Brown to give Reafons in 
Behalf of the town why the prayer of S d petition Should not be 
granted — (8) article Read Relating to the town way by m r : 
David Sangers and after Some Debate thereon the Question was 
put whether it be the minde of the town to act any thing on s d : 
article It past in y* Negative — 

(9) article Read Relating to the Lands purchafed by Cap 1 
Edward Harrington after Some Debate the Vote was put 
whether the town will act on s d : article and it past in the 
Negative — 

(10) article — Voted & abated Joseph Jepsas Rates in Collector 
Edward Harrington jur s Lists and Granted y* Same Sum to make 
it good — 0" 13 "5 

(11) Read Relating to the pew that Belonged to m r Henry 
Spring Deceafed upon which a Copy of a Decree was Produced 
whereby it Appeared that s d : Pew was Settled upon m r Marfhal 
Spring: upon which the Question was put whether the Town 
will act any thing on Said Article & it past in the Negative 

Attest Sam 11 : Fisk Moderator — 

[351] Committees Report on the Town Treafurers Ac- 
counts — 

Watertown May y*: 16: 1768 
We the Subscribers being Appointed by the Town to Examin 

the Town Treafurers Acc tts - have Examined Said acc u - and Find 

them well Vouch't and Right Cast 

Sam 11 Fisk "] 
Nath 11 : Harrington > Com ttc - 
Mofes Stone J 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Benj n . 
Prentice on Monday the Sixth Day of June AD 1768 — 
They haveing Received a Precept from the Speaker of the 
Hon le - Houfe of Reprefentatives Requiring the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Watertown to be Afsembled to Choofe a 
Reprefentative (the Choice of m r John Remington being Set a 



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Side) they ordered the Clerk to Issue out Warrants Directed to 
y* Several Conftables to Warn the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in the Choice 
of a Reprefentative to Afsemble at the Publick-Meeting Houfe in 
S d : Town on Thursday the Ninth Day of June Inftant for Said 
Purpofe 

Warrants were Issued out accordingly 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Cler 

At a Gen 11 : Town Meeting of y* freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in y* Choice 
of a Reprefentative Regularly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting 
in S d : town on Thursday the Ninth day of June AD: 1768 
The Selectmen Opened the Meeting and the Votes were Called 
for and being bro 1 - in Counted & Sorted it Appeared that m r John 
Remington was Chofen by the Major part of the Electors 

[352] At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : 
Benjamin Prentice on the first Day of July Anno: Domini 1768 
They Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay m r Eben r : 
Stone ju r the Sum of Eight pounds fror bringing up Mary Boy- 
ington and to pay m r Abijah Learned 0"9"4 being y* 5 Expence 
in Putting out the Poor in y e Year 1767 alfo to pay m r Jonathan 
Whitney y e Sum of £2 pounds it being Remainder of What was 
Due to him for taking Jacob Boyington to bring up — 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Wal- 
tham on Fryday y e Day of August at the Houfe of m r Josiah 
Gleafon Inn-holder in s d Waltham 1768 

They agreed to begin the Repairs of the Great Bridge in Water- 
town on monday y e fifth Day of Sep r : Next (if y e Weather Per- 
mit) and Appointed one of the Selectmen of Each Town for a 
Com u - to Carry on the work (Viz) Cap 1 : Jonathan Brown for 
Watertown m r Jonathan Stratton for Weston and Cap 1 - William 
Coollidge for Waltham — 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown Weston and 
Waltham on Tuesday y e : 13 th Day of Sep r AD 1768 at y e 
Houfe of m r Benjamin Prentice in order to View y e Great Bridge 
& Confider what further Repairs is Necefsary they Agreed y* M r : 
Jonathan Bemis of Watertown and Cap 1 : William Coollidge of 
Waltham Should finifh Putting up the Rails and Carry on as 
much more Gravil as they Shall think Needfull and they Ap- 
pointed to meet again on the first monday of October Next at 2 
of y e Clock afternoon at the Houfe of m r Josiah Smith in Weston 
to Compleat the Settlement of their Chearge Relating to y 6 S d : 
Bridge — 



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[353] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown on Mon- 
day 19 th - Day of Sep r AD 1768 at m r Benjamin Prentices 
Houi'e They Approbated m r Thomas Saltmarfh m r Benjamin 
Prentice m r Edward Richardion to be Innholders alio L r : Nath 11 
Coollidge to keep an Innhold and they Approbated m r Cornelius 
Waldo m r Jonas White John Hunt Esq r : and m r Josiah Capen 
to be Retailors of Spiritous Liquors 

And they agreed to have a town-Meeting at y 6 publick Meeting- 
Houfe on Wedensday the 21 st Day of this Inftant September at 
2 of y e Clock afternoon to act on the following articles (Viz) 
First to Choofe a moderator for s d : meeting — 
(2^) To Confider what is Proper to be don in the Prefent 
Melancholly Circumftances of this province in Perticular all well 
as America in General — Eispecially to hear y e late Refolves of y* 
town of Boston and to Choofe a Committe to joine with y e Com- 
mitte of Boston and Such other towns as Shall think proper to 
appoint one to Confider what is proper to be don in the Prefent 
State of affairs — and Directed the Clerk to Issue out Warrants to 
Directed to y* Several Conftables to warn the Inhabitants that 
are Quallified to Vote in town affairs to meet at time and place 
and for the Ends aforeS d : — which was done the Next Day accord- 
ingly 

Attest Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 

At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of y* freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town 
affairs Regularly afsembled at the Publick meeting Houfe on 
Wedensday y* 21 st Day of Sep r . AD: 1768 — 
Voted and Choofe m r : Samuel Fisk moderator for s d : meeting 
Then the Proceedings of y* town of Boston were Read — and 
after Some Debate Relating to their Defire of Sending a Com- 
mitte to joine with them and other towns in a Convention — the 
Vote was Put whethe it be the minde of y e town to Choofe a 
Perfon to Send to said Convention and it past in the affierm- 
ative 

Then Voted and Choofe m r John Remington for s d : Committe 
man 

[354] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown Weston 
& Waltham at the Houfe of m r Josiah Smith Inn-holder in 
Weston on Monday the Third Day of October Anno: Domini 
1768 The Accounts for Repairing the Great Bridge in Water- 
town Since y e last Adjustment (which was on y 6 21 Day of Sep r 
AD 1767) ammounting to y* Sum of £29 = 18=6=2 were 
Proportioned adjusted and Signed by y* Selectmen of the Several 
Towns — They are Entered at Large in the Second Book in the 
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at this Meeting y e Selectmen of Watertown & Waltham agreed 
to lay the affair Relating to y e wid° Mary Maddox before Each 
Town at their Next March meeting and Endeavor to git a 
Committe from Each town Chofen & Empowered to Settle the 
Difpute between ^ Two Towns Relating to Said wid° Maddox 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r John Kem- 
ball on y e 5 th - Day of December Anno: Domini 1768 They 
Signed an Order on y e Town Treafurer to pay the Sum of 
£5 "12 "8 — To y* Town Creditors which was Granted Last 
march Meeting — alfo to pay m r John Kemball y* Sum of 
0" 10" 10" 3 farthings which he paid m r : Samuel Haf tings for 
Mending Glafs at the Meeting Houfe & School-Houfe in y^ Year 
1765 — They alfo Signed an other order to pay the Sum of 
£27 "16 "2 pence to y e perfons that procured the Meterials and 
Did the Repairs of y* Great Bridge the prefent year — 
at this meeting they were Informed the wid° Murch was in 
poor Circumftances and they Agreed that m r Mofes Stone pro- 
vide her a load of wood and be paid for it by the town — 

[355] At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y^ Houfe of m r 
Benjamin Prentice on Mondy y* 1 : 9 th - Day of January Anno 
Domini 1769 

They being Informed that m r William Godding was in low 
Circumftances & his wife Sick it was Agreed that m r Mofes 
Stone provide a load of wood and Send to s d : Godding and be 
paid for it out of the town Treafury 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Mofes Stone 
on Fryday the 13 th - Day of January AD 1769 — 
They being Informed that Mary Coollidge was in want of a 
pair of Shifts they Agreed that m r Jonas White Should Provide 
her Some — and they Signed an order on y 6 Treafurer to pay 
mifsu rs Edward Harrington ju r and Samuel Soden Collectors 
three pounds each which was Granted them for Collecting the 
Rates alfo to pay m r Jonathan Learned ju r three Shillings & eight 
pence for mending the pound And they Directed the Clerk to 
order the Conftables to Notifie the late Surveyors of High-ways 
to meet them at the Houfe of the wid° Mary Learned on Wed- 
ensday y e First Day of February Next at one of the Clock after- 
noon to Settle their Accounts 

Notifications were given out accordingly Dated the Same 
day Attest 

Jon a : Brown Town-Cler 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of the wid° Mary 
Learned on y e first day of February AD 1769 — 
M r Joseph Wellington m r Thomas Clark Cap 1 : William Cool- 
lidge M r David Bemis m r William Bond & m r Samuel White 



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Sattiffied y e Selectmen that they had finifhed their lists of Rates 
as Collectors of y e High-way Rate which are Accepted 
And m r Thomas Learned, m r Edward Harrington ju r , m r 
Jonathan Bemis m r Joseph Coollidge m r Richard Clark m r 
Daniel Sawin and m r Phinihas Stearns bro 1 : their lists and it 
Appeared y l they had not finifhed them 

[356] At a Meeting of Selectmen on Monday y e 20 th - 
day of Feb 1 ^': Anno: Domini 1769 at the Houfe of m r Thomas 
Saltmarfh — They Agreed to have Publick Annual March 
Meeting on Monday y e Sixth Day of march Next at Nine of y 6 
Clock in the Forenoon at y e publick Meeting Houfe — and ordered 
the Clerk to Issue out Warrants Directed to the Conftables to 
warn all y* freeholders & other Inhabitants who are Quallified 
To Vote in town affairs to Afsemble & meet together at s d : time 
and place for the Ends following (Viz) — 

First to Choofe a Moderator for s d : meeting (2 ly ) To Choofe 
Selectmen a Town Clerk Treafurer & all other town officers 
Required by law to be Chofe in month of march annually. 
(3 ly ) To Choofe a Saxton and agree how he Shall be paid for his 
Service, (4^) To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer. 
(5 ly ) To know y* minde of the town Whether Swine Shall Run 
at large the Enfueing year — (6 ly ) To Choofe a Committe to 
Examin the Treafurers accounts — (7 ly ) To appropriate the In- 
terest money comeing to y e town the prefent Year the Year 
Begining the Eleventh day of December last past (8 ly ) To grant 
a Sallary for the Rev d : m r Seth Storer for y e Enfueing the 
year begining the first day of march Next (9 ly ) To grant 
money to Support the Schools that the town may agree Shall be 
keept the Enfueing year, and Act any thing Relating thereto as the 
town may think proper 

(10'y) To grant money to Support the poor (ll Iy ) To grant 
money to Repair the Great Bridge. (12 ly ) To hear the accounts 
of thofe perfons the town is Indebted to and grant money to pay 
the Same (13 ly ) To grant money to Repair y e High-ways and 
Town-ways and to Choofe the Surveyors Collectors of the High- 
way Rate and Determin the price of Labour in Working out Said 
Rate and Act any thing Relating to former Surveyors of High- 
ways, and to come into any New Method for Repairing Said 
ways as the town may think Proper. (14 Iy ) To hear the pleas of 
y* prefent or any late Conftables or Collectors for abating any 
Perticular perfons Rates in their lists and grant money to make 
them good as the town may think fitt (15 ly ) To know y e minde 
of the town Whether they will come into Some Method to 
Settle the Difpute with the town of Waltham Relating to the 
Suppor to the widow 

Mary 

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they think Proper (16 Iy ) To know the minde of the town 
Whether they will have three School-Houfes and to act any 
thing Relating to Said affair they may think proper — 
(I7 ly ) To hear the Report of the Committe that were ap- 
pointed to Repair the Meeting-Houfe and do any thing further 
on the affair they may think best (18 ly ) To Hear y e Report of 
the Committe that were Appointed to Divide fences with thofe 
perfons that have land that joine on the Minifterial place and to 
Repair said fences and for the town to do any thing further 

Relating thereto which they may think Needfull 

Likewife to Notifie the town Creditors to bring in their ac- 
counts to y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r Benjamin Prentice on 
Fryday y e third day of march Next at two of y e Clock in the 
afternoon in order to their being layed before y e town 
Alfo to Notifie the Surveyors of High-ways that have not 
Settled their accounts to attend at S d : time & place in order to 
Settle their Accounts — 

Warrants were Issued out Accordingly Dated y e Same day 

P r Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk — 

At this meeting y e Selectmen Signed an order on the Town 
Treafurer for ^° pay the Sum of £66" 13 "4 to the Rev d : M r Seth 
Storer which was Granted for his Sallary for the year 1768. and 
to m r : Nathaniel Harrington the Sum of £16" 1 3 " 4 for his Ser- 
vice in keeping the Grammer School Six months — and to Dea n . 
Samuel Fisk y e Sum of £1 : 8 : for his Service in taking the 
Special Invoice in the month of may last — 
And to m r Mofes Stone for the like Service £1 : 13 : 4 
And to Jonathan Brown Sum of £1"12"0 for like Service 
and for Copying a list of Valuation and the province Rate for to 
Send to the General Court — 

[358] The proceedings of the Committe Chofen by the 
Town of Watertown march — 1768 to take Care of the Schools 
and and improve the money granted for that purpofe the Prefent 
Year— 

At a meeting of s d Comm tee at m r Prentices March y e 27: 1768 
They Agreed with m r : Nath 11 Bond the prefent School Mafter 
to keep y e Grammer School anothe Quarter at the Rate of 
£8: 6: 8 p r Quarter the Quarter to begin the Second Day of 
April Next allowing him the liberty of leaveing the School at 
any time giveing y e Com tee - timely Notice 

At a meeting of s d Com tee - at m r Prentices may 9 th - 1768 — 
M r Bond haveing notified the Com tee - that he was about to 
leave the School they Agreed wth m r Nathaniel Harrington to 
keep the Grammer School a Quarter of a year at the Rate of 



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£8:6:8 pe r Quarter — Accordingly m r Bond Left the School 
about the 16 th of may and m r Harrington began the first day of 
June — 

At a meeting of Said Com tee - at m r Prentices June — 15 — 
1768 they Determined that there Should be a Vacancy in the 
Gramer School to begin the 27 th - day of the prefent month and 
to Continue Seven Weeks — 

At Said meeting they Determined that there Should be five 
womans Schools Opened to begin the 27 th : day of June Inftant 
accordingly they Agreed with m r Joseph Hays wife to keep a 
School in their houfe — They agred alfo with mis Kezia Stone 
to keep a School in the new School Houfe and m r Samuel Mafons 
wife to keep a School in the Houfe where they live — and mis 
Hannah Bright to keep a School in m r Phinehas Stearns's Houfe — 
And m r Eirs Tainters wife to keep a School in their Houfe 
Accordingly they keept School eight weeks each at Two pounds 
old Tenor p r - Week Said miftrefses to find rooms or alow for 
them out of their wages 

At a meeting of said Com tee - at m r Prentices Oct r . 17 — 1768 
they Agreed with m r Nathaniel Harrington to keep the Gramer 
School to the first mondy of march next 

[359] After the Rate of £250 old Tenor p r year his first 
Quarter Expiring the day next following Said meeting — The 
Said Com tee - agreed to procure wood for the School, The master 
to use his indeavours to Collect, the money of the Schollers for 
that purpose, each Scholler to advance half a Pistereen for the 
first payment 

At a Meeting of Said Com tee - at m r Richardfons Dec r 2: 1768 
They Agreed and Contracted with m r John Stratton to keep a 
Writing School at the new School Houfe in the eaft part of the 
Town for four weeks for Eighteen pounds old Tenor and ac- 
cordingly he began December the 12 th - 

At a Meeting of Said Com tee - at m r Prentices's Jan r '- 5th- 1769 
They Agreed with m r Stratton to keep the School in the East 
part of the town five weeks more making in the whole nine weeks 
after the Rate of two Dollars p r Week 

At a meeting of Said Com tee - at m r Prentices Feb ry - 2 — 1769 
They Agreed to hire m r John Stratton to keep a Writing School 
Eight weeks in the west part of the town at M r Wm- Bonds at 
two Dollars p r week. M r Bond to have ten Shillings old Ten r 
p r week for a Room to keep Said School in — 

Sam 11 : Fisk P r . Order— 



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At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Benj n - 
Prentice on Fryday the third Day of march AD 1769 in order 
to take in the town Credit &c — 

M r : Daniel Bond bro 1 in his account for Boarding mary Cool- 
lidge 52 weeks at 18/ p r week old Tenor which comes to 

£46: 16—0 

alfo an account for Some Clothing procured for 
her and making and mending which Comes to old 
Tenor 10 : 4 : 6 



Total is — 
L: M. is 7 
m r : Mofes Stone bro': in an account for one load 
of wood which he procured for the wid° Murch 

which Came to 

and for one load procured for W m - Godding as 
greed by the Selectmen 



57 
12 



:6 
0—3 







13 



[360] And m r Stephen Harris bro 1 : an ac- 
count for Boarding the wid° Mary Maddox eight 

days " 3 

And m r Nathan Coollidge his account for Board- 
ing the wid° Mary Maddox for one year at 3/4 p r 

Week Comes to 8:13:4 

March y e . 3. 1769 m r Jonas Bond was Sworn to y e office of 
Surveyor of High-ways & Collector of y e High-way Rate 

P r Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 






3 

1 



16 
16 
9 



At Said Meeting the following Accounts were bro 1 : in to 
Selectmen to be layed before the town (Viz) 
To Dea n : Fisk for Serving Afsefsor y e year past- 
To m r Mofes Stone for like Service — 
To Jon a Brown for Serving Treafurer & Afsefsor 
To m r Sam 11 White for Serving Conftable in 

year 1765 and other Services 

To m r Jonas White for Labour &c at m r Storers 
fence and Mending the School Houfe Glafs — 
To m r Jonathan Learned ju r for Labour & 

Meterials to mend the School Houfe 

To m r Stephen Harris for Sundry Stones for 
Treadways Bridge (So Called) 



the 

: 
, 
: 4 



: 



0:8:1 







4 : 4 



5 : 14 : 



12 : 7:9 



INDEX OF NAMES 



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Adams, George, 250, 285. 
Allen, Abigail, 261. 

George, 261. 

Hannah, 261. 

Isaac, 164. 

John, 216. 
Andrew, Samuel, 7. 
Arms, John, 42. 
Bailev, Baily, etc. 

James, 1, 16, 19, 31, 116, 141, 
147, 172, 180, 271, 300. 
Baldwin, Baulding, etc. 

Capt. David. 67, 118, 120, 123, 
128, 132. 141, 142, 161, 163, 
168, 189, 219, 224, 229, 231, 
234, 242. 

Samuel, 112, 113, 115. 
Ball, John, 164. 
Barda, Bardu, &c, (negro). 

Lois, 258, 260. 
Barnard, Barnerd, etc. 

James, 235, 254. 

Jonas, 147, 157, 168, 183, 186, 
200, 229, 235, 245, 249, 250, 
252, 256, 257, 258, 259, 263, 

264, 268, 274, 277, 281, 285, 
291, 294, 295, 306, 312, 324, 
326, 327, 330, 342. 

Samuel, 8, 28, 48, 141, 151, 154, 
155, 161, 172, 250, 326, 327. 
Barry, Robert, 232. 
Bateman, Ebenezer, 329. 
Bath. Mary, 313. 
Bathrick, Jason, 259. 
Bavles, see Bailey. 
Beals, Dr., 278. 
Beath, Walter. 19. 
Beck, Widow, 59, 64. 

John, 18. 
Bedwell, Martha, 220. 
Bemis. Mr., 188, 194, 202, 203. 

David, 84, 181, 185, 198, 203, 
206, 208, 210, 212, 223, 228, 
230, 236, 238, 251, 254, 258, 

265, 268, 269, 279, 297, 309, 
310, 311, 315, 322, 323, 346, 
352. 

Elizabeth, 329. 

Jonathan, 1, 10, 11, 22, 23, 24, 
32, 39, 40. 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 
50, 53, 65, 71, 72, 73, 79, 81, 
85, 86, 87, 92. 93, 102, 112, 114, 
115. 116, 118, 119, 122, 125, 



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Bemis. Jonathan — Continued. 

129, 132, 134, 136, 138, 144, 
147, 148, 150, 152, 153, 157, 
161, 162, 163, 171, 175, 179, 
183, 185, 190, 191, 192, 194, 
196, 198, 202, 205, 206, 207, 

211, 215, 219, 224, 229, 231, 
245, 264, 288, 350, 353. 

Jonathan, Junr., 169, 171, 221, 
251, 256, 258, 292, 299, 309, 
313, 316, 317, 319, 320, 324, 
325, 328, 330, 333, 334, 335, 
342. 

Mary, (alias Cornish), 42. 
Sarah, (alias Cornish), 10, 178. 
Benjamin. Abel. 136, 138, 211. 
Jonathan, 7, 9. 
Joshua, 40. 

Marv, widow. 311, 320, 324, 345. 
Samuel, 17, 161, 229, 279, 324, 
347. 

Bennett. Roland. 291. 
Bently, Margret, alias Ruth Sim- 
son, etc., 43. 
Berdu, see Barda. 
Bigelow, Bigelo, etc. 

Abraham, 164, 191, 205, 216. 
Eleazer, 93. 
Hannah, 285. 286. 
Jacob, 191, 192, 205, 207, 216. 
Joshua, 40, 41. 
Moses, 211, 307, 310. 
Bisco, Josiah, 273, 307, 316, 323. 
Blanchard, Anna, 128. 
Bollason, Susanna, 235. 
Bond, constable, 181, 198. 

Amos, 1, 4, 15, 18, 54, 56, 64, 67, 
79, 89, 103, 105, 135, 161, 169, 
171, 173, 175, 177, 182, 195, 
196, 198, 202, 205, 207, 209, 

212, 213, 214, 216, 218, 220, 
221, 223, 225, 226, 231, 233, 
235, 297. 

Benjamin, 68, 122, 297, 304. 

Daniel, 38, 41. 42, 47. 64, 65, 67, 
68, 75, 85, 106, 146, 157, 161, 
221, 225, 241, 242, 258, 278, 
279, 311, 324, 329, 340, 341, 
342, 344, 356. 

Elijah, 147, 326, 336, 342, 344. 

Elizabeth, 260. 

Henry, 201, 238. 



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Bond — Continued. 

Jonas, 1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 15, 22, 23, 
24, 25, 29, 32, 36, 38, 39, 41, 42, 
43, 45, 48, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 
57, 60, 64, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 
74, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 86, 
91, 95, 102, 106, 114, 115, 119, 
122, 125, 128, 131, 146, 161, 
167, 168, 170, 171, 172, 175, 
176, 177, 179, 180, 198, 209, 
212, 214, 216, 217, 221, 224, 
225, 226, 233, 236, 240, 242, 
251, 254, 255, 256, 267, 305, 
343, 345, 356. 

Jonas, Junr., 147, 169, 171, 193, 
251, 299, 307, 321, 326, 327. 

Nathaniel, 322, 323, 329, 339, 
340, 341, 354, 355. 

Thaddeus, 201. 

William, 236, 239, 246, 262, 270, 
271, 279, 281, 282, 292, 295, 
326, 327, 328, 341, 352, 355. 
Bowman, Elizabeth, 232. 

Ruth, 297. 
Boynton, Boyington. 

, 68. 

Elizabeth, 330. 

Jacob, 324, 330, .340. 

Jacob, [Junr.], 330, 346, 350. 

Lois, 140. 

Mary, 173, 317, 318, 319, 321, 
324, 325, 331, 333, 350. 
Bradish, Ebenezer, 43, 52. 
Branch, .Abigail, 166, 173. 
Brattle, Col. William, 80, 114, 134. 
Bright, Hannah, 307, 339, 355. 

Henry, 146. 

Henry, Junr., 3. 

John, 1, 21, 70. 

Josiah, 146, 151, 154, 183, 186, 
239, 292, 294, 325, 327, 328. 

Nathaniel, 15, 18, 27, 31, 39, 48, 
51, 63, 65, 67, 86, 87, 89, 91, 
102, 119, 124, 125, 135, 140, 
141, 147, 158. 

Silas, 114, 147. 

Sybil, 157, 161. 
Brinley, Brindley, etc. 

Col., 180, 199. 

Mr., 29. 

Francis, 34, 43. 
Brown, Capt., 106, 187, 229. 

Abijah, 197, 199, 208, 215. 

Allen, 35. 

Elizabeth, 285. 



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Brown — Continued. 

John, 93, 106, 119, 128, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 140, 141, 144, 151, 
154, 160, 161, 166, 174, 181, 
185, 187, 188, 189, 219, 224, 
229, 231, 234, 242, 260, 261. 

Jonathan, 22, 51, 57, 65, 68, 87, 
158, 161, 179, 210, 212, 220, 
221, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 
231, 233, 234, 235, 236, 239, 
241, 243, 244, 246, 247, 249, 
250, 251, 254, 255, 256, 257, 
258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 
264, 265, 266, 268, 269, 270, 
271, 272, 273, 274, 276, 278, 
279, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286, 
287, 288, 291, 292, 294, 295, 
296, 297, 299, 300, 301-316, 
318-325, 327-330, 332, 333, 
335, 336, 339, 341, 342, 344, 
345, 346, 348-352, 354, 356. 

Jonathan, Junr., 40, 86, 119, 123, 
158, 169, 171, 172, 193, 196. 

Thomas, 153. 
Byles, Daniel, 258. 

Sarah, 304. 

Caldwell, constable, 143, 144. 

Jacob, 16, 86, 135, 136, 138. 

John, 289. 
Campbell, Cambel. 

Samuel, 17. 
Capen, Josiah, 351. 
Chadwick, Martha, 308. 

Sarah, 43, 107. 

Submitt, 43, 107. 
Chamberlain, Sarah, 308, 320. 
Charles, (Frenchman), 178, 180. 
Chenery, John, 258, 265, 268, 279, 

286, 326, 329, 342, 343. 
Child, , 135. 

widow, 175. 

Daniel, 191. 

John, 278. 

Jonathan, 48, 52, 103, 105, 107, 
134, 146, 197, 199, 209, 212, 
213, 214, 221, 225, 233, 236, 
239, 246, 247, 250, 251, 254, 
256, 259, 262, 265, 267, 268, 
274, 292, 300, 301, 305. 

Joseph, 5, 19, 146, 279. 

Phinehas, 297, 304, 311, 317, 
323, 326, 327, 328. 

Samuel, 245, 250, 262. 
Church, Jonathan, 35. 



Index of Names. 359 



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Clark, constable, 170, 185. 
John, 170. 

Richard, 48, 50, 51, 53, 64, 146, 
151, 157, 161, 229, 236, 239, 
264, 265, 268, 269, 279, 281, 
282, 292, 294, 303, 347, 349, 
353. 

Richard, Jr., 154, 157. 
Thomas, 120, 123, 147, 151, 157, 
197, 199, 200, 201, 210, 212, 
264, 265, 320, 352. 
Uriah, 1, 4, 16, 18, 46, 56, 103, 
129, 136, 139. 146, 156, 158, 
166, 175, 183. 
Cod, Thomas, 320. 
Coffin, John, 173. 

Susanna, 173. 
Coggin, John, 197, 199. 
Collier, Eleanor, 218. 
Colman, Hannah, 316. 
Converse, Dr. Josiah, 8, 32, 37, 38, 
41, 42, 43, 53, 77, 118, 132, 135, 
141, 143, 145, 168, 171, 172, 
176, 183, 185, 188, 196, 198, 
208, 231, 250, 291. 
Cook. Daniel, 22, 71. 

John, 99. 101, 123. 144, 145, 151, 
154, 161, 163, 168, 183, 184, 
186, 187, 189, 191, 195, 196, 
200, 202. 203, 205, 207, 226, 
235. 251, 254, 263, 274. 
Phinehas, 346. 

Samuel, 1, 28, 48, 50, 51, 65, 68, 
85, 86, 87, 103, 120, 122, 123, 
136, 139, 151, 154, 169, 171, 

175, 183, 186, 197, 199, 210, 
212, 222, 225, 236, 237, 239, 
252, 254, 265, 268, 279, 293, 
294, 307, 309, 311. 322, 323, 
326, 327, 339, 342, 344. 

Stephen, 174. 
Coollidge, Capt., 176, 180, 187, 229, 
230, 231. 
Mrs. 32, 58, 71, 80, 92, 115, 155. 
D., 9. 

David, 19, 24, 26, 27, 28, 41, 57, 
59, 60. 77, 96, 110, 128, 141, 
165, 189, 260, 263, 270, 272, 
277. 

David, Jun., 251, 265, 268, 342, 
344. 

Elisha, 49, 51, 86. 
Henry, 176. 

John, 5, 22, 24, 27, 32. 37, 40, 43, 
46. 53. 71, 106, 146, 155, 161, 

176. 181, 185. 



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Coollidge — Continued. 

John, Jr., 19, 92, 97. 

Jonas, 1, 4, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 
33, 36, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 64, 65, 
67, 68, 84, 86, 87, 93, 94, 98, 
101, 103, 105, 106, 116, 119, 
120, 122, 123, 136, 139, 151, 
154, 161, 163, 168, 169, 171, 
172, 174, 177, 182, 183, 186, 
197, 199, 205, 207, 210, 211, 
212, 221, 222, 225, 235, 236, 
239, 251, 254, 265, 343. 

Jonas, Jr., 293, 294, 309, 311, 326, 

327, 342, 343, 344. 

Joseph, 5, 23, 28, 139, 140, 166, 
176, 187, 197, 199, 200, 202, 
216, 221, 226, 240, 250, 251, 
254, 263, 273, 277, 279, 281, 
291, 292, 294, 295, 296, 301, 
304, 306, 311, 323, 326, 327, 

328, 330, 340, 341, 342, 344, 
353. 

Martha, 26. 

Marv. 235, 239, 245, 249, 250, 
252, 254, 256, 257, 259, 263, 
264, 268, 274, 277, 281, 287, 
289, 291, 295, 303, 306, 311, 
312. 324, 329, 340, 344, 345, 
352, 356. 

Mrs. Mercv, 106, 111, 115, 155. 

Nathan. 203, 215, 251, 254, 278, 
280, 292, 295, 341, 344, 356. 

Nathaniel, 44, 48, 75. 86, 92, 97, 
98, 102. 146. 151. 154. 155, 161, 
166. 176, 177, 178, 190, 195, 
196. 198, 203, 208, 209, 210, 
212. 214, 215, 216, 218-221, 
224-228, 232, 233, 235, 236, 239, 
250, 251, 258, 313, 319, 326, 
327, 342, 351. 

Nathaniel. Jr.. 103, 247, 249, 265, 
271, 273, 279, 286, 293, 294, 
297, 301, 309, 311. 

Samuel, 3, 43. 44. 46, 48, 53, 59, 
60, 61, 64, 69, 79, 80, 81, 83, 
85. 90. 94. 97, 107, 112, 115, 
116, 118, 123. 124, 129, 130, 
134, 148. 155, 158, 166, 167, 
170. 176, 177, 179, 180, 182, 
186, 190, 195, 196, 198, 203, 
208, 226, 231, 233, 239, 247, 
249, 254, 258, 260, 263, 268, 
269. 270, 272, 273, 274, 276, 
277, 278, 281, 285, 287, 291, 
295, 301, 303, 304, 306, 307, 
311, 313, 316. 317, 320, 323. 
324, 328, 335, 336, 341. 



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Coollidge — Continued. 

Samuel, Jr., 103, 105, 119, 121, 
124, 125. 

Simon, 1, 4, 33, 65, 103, 105, 106, 
124, 125, 129, 136, 146, 174, 
198, 239, 244, 249, 254, 263, 
264, 268, 277, 281, 291, 294. 

Simon, Jr., 326, 327, 342, 344. 

Thaddeus, 35. 

Thomas, 28. 

William, 1, 11, 15, 16, 28, 32, 
48, 65, 85, 86, 87, 106, 114, 
319, 350, 352. 
Cornish, Mary, (alias Bemis), 42. 

Sarah, (alias Bemis), 10, 178. 
Cotton, Samuel, 250. 
Cox, Anna, 277. 
Crawley, Abraham, 215. 
Crofts, Aaron, 67. 
Crowls, Robert, 17. 
Cummings, Thomas, 173, 211. 
Curtice, Joseph, 266. 

Cushing, , 72. 

Cutting, Cutten, Josiah, 67. 

Richard, 11, 44, 45, 96, 97, 99, 
124, 125, 162, 178, 190, 191, 
205, 216, 259, 285, 301. 
Danforth, Dr. Samuel, 264, 286. 
Dascom, James, 153, 170. 
Daucey, Timothy, 301, 302. 
Davis, Mary, 134. 
Dennis, Denis, William, 42. 
Dix, constable, -153. 

James, 10, 11, 24, 25, 33, 36, 52, 
65, 67, 68, 136, 144, 183, 184, 
186, 221, 236, 239, 258, 261. 

John, 78, 205, 206, 207. 

Jonas, 216, 319. 
Draper, Ann, 259. 

John, 259. 

Katherine, 247. 

Mary, widow, 287. 
Edds, Daniel, 246, 258. 

Edward, 198. 
Ernes, Nathan, 17. 
Farnsworth, Peter, 332. 
Felton, Benjamin, 174, 205, 207, 
251, 254, 265, 268, 278, 280, 
308, 315. 

Joanna, widow, 321. 
Fessenden, Arthur, 287. 

Barbara, 287. 

Benjamin, 287. 

Isaac, 287. 

Mary, 287. 

Peter, 151, 154. 



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Fisk, Mrs., 15. 

Hannah, widow, 3, 8, 13, 19. 
Josiah, 78. 
Nathan, 164. 

Samuel, 16, 18, 28, 33, 48, 57, 65, 
68, 69, 70, 73, 85, 86, 87, 93, 
96, 98, 101, 112, 116, 119, 122, 
123, 125, 127, 129, 135, 136, 
138, 142, 147, 148, 149, 150, 
151, 154-157, 160, 161, 162, 
164, 165, 168, 169, 171-177, 
179-183, 185-189, 191-196, 198, 
199, 200-209, 213, 214, 215, 
217, 218, 222, 226, 235, 237, 
244, 245, 252, 253, 256, 271, 
288, 300, 301, 308, 315, 321, 
328, 329, 335, 336, 340, 342, 
343, 344, 345, 348, 349, 351, 
354, 355, 356. 
Flowers, Thomas, 173. 
Foster, Abiah, 246. 

David, 153, 170. 

Jacob, 155, 160, 162, 164. 

Jacob, Jr., 148. 

John, 153, 291. 
Fowle, Foul, etc. 

Edmund, 86, 87, 124, 136, 138, 
147, 151, 154, 161, 169, 170, 
171, 174, 175, 218, 220, 237, 
239, 264, 266, 292, 293, 294, 
318, 331, 333. 
Fuller, Fullar, Daniel, 287, 289, 
320. 

Isaac, 287. 

Jemima, 287. 

Jerusha, 249. 

Lydia, 287. 

Meriam, 287. 
Gale, Esther, 80. 

John, 103, 105, 120, 123. 
Gamage, Gammage. 

Nathaniel, 89. 

William, 49, 86, 103, 120, 123. 
Gardiner, Joseph, 343. 
Gardner, Margret, 203, 213. 
Garfield, Joseph, 18. 
Gigger, Hannah, 182. 
Giles, Thomas, 168. 
Gleason, Josiah, 334, 350. 
Goddard, , 64, 139, 195. 

widow, 304. 

Ebenezer, 92, 106, 136, 161, 229, 
320. 



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Goding, Godding, Henrv, 65, 68, 
69, 77, 79, 85, 86, 146, 181, 
184, 213, 215. 
Jeduthan, 223. 

Jonathan Coollidge, 236, 239, 

258, 279, 281. 
Mary, 286. 
Sarah, 286. 

William, 26, 33, 36, 47, 69, 88, 
89, 146, 181, 185, 246, 258, 280, 
283, 286, 328, 352, 356. 
William, Jr., 237, 239. 
Goodhue, William, 273, 318, 319. 
Gould, Mr., 116, 124. 
Grant, widow, 88, 106. 

Christopher, 1, 17, 60, 103, 129, 

139, 336, 344. 
Joseph, 6, 8. 
Mary, 3. 
Greenwood, Thomas, 68. 
Grover, widow, 58, 63, 64, 97, 98, 
102, 125. 
Elizabeth, 6, 8. 
Hackleton, Hackelton. 
James, 17. 

Mary, 176, 196, 199, 200, 208. 
Samuel, 321. 

Hager, , 231. 

Jonathan, 228, 230. 
Moses, 238, 258. 

Samuel, 17, 80, 102, 141, 151, 161, 
183, 185, 190, 191, 192, 194, 
196, 228, 258. 

Samuel, Jr., 309, 311, 312. 
Hall, Catherine, 191. 
Hammond, Abijah, 232. 

Jonathan, 319. 
Harrington, Herrington, etc. 

constable, -229, 241, 242. 

Benjamin, 28, 163, 286, 301, 307, 
331, 332. 

Edward, 3, 16, 17, 18, 47, 65, 70, 
71, 73, 75, 78, 80, 81, 85, 118, 
119, 122, 125, 127, 129, 132, 
136, 138, 142, 144, 147, 148, 
150, 161, 163, 168, 171, 172, 
173, 175, 176, 180, 182, 205, 
207, 231, 236, 239, 240, 244, 
245, 247, 251, 254, 259, 267, 
272, 278, 288, 347, 348, 349. 

Edward, Jr., 210, 212, 215, 254, 
292, 294, 296, 302, 328, 347, 
349, 352, 353. 

Jonas, 243, 259, 286. 

Jonas, Jr., 261, 276, 300, 307, 
331, 332, 338. 



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Harrington, Herrington — Cont. 
Joseph, 2, 19, 24, 32, 47, 65, 69, 
72, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 89, 90, 
102, 115, 116, 118, 122, 136, 

138, 146, 161, 174, 194, 200, 
229, 248, 257, 258, 281, 286, 
287. 

Moses, 172. 

Nathaniel, 4, 18, 29, 33, 35, 36, 
37, 45, 48, 63, 65, 68, 70, 78, 
80, 85, 86, 87, 101, 103, 105, 
118, 136, 138, 149, 150, 151, 
154, 161, 168, 169, 171, 172, 
177, 182, 183, 185, 186, 189, 
195, 196, 199, 207, 209, 212, 
220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 
235, 237, 238, 241, 242, 251, 
252, 253, 256, 265, 266, 268, 
271, 272, 273, 274, 277, 278, 
279, 281, 284, 286, 288, 292, 
293, 299, 300, 305, 307, 309, 
310, 311, 315, 318, 322, 323, 
325, 327, 328, 329, 332, 336, 
338, 340, 343, 344, 347, 349, 
354, 355. 

Thomas, 151, 154, 236, 239, 251, 
254, 257, 258, 264, 280, 309, 
311. 

Harris, Justice, 37, 51, 53, 77, 87. 
Benjamin, 192, 210, 212, 215, 220, 

266, 283. 
Joseph, 18. 
Josiah, 153. 

Nathaniel, 1, 4, 7, 8, 15, 18, 19, 
20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31, 

36, 37, 57, 90, 91, 105, 121, 
131, 132, 138, 139, 144, 151, 
154, 161, 200, 212, 217, 221, 
225, 234, 238, 241, 243, 244, 
245, 257, 258, 288, 315. 

Nathaniel, Jr., 211, 215. 

Stephen, 183, 186, 274, 276, 280, 
288, 298, 300, 309, 311, 315, 
325, 329, 340, 341, 342, 344, 
345, 356. 
Hastings, widow, 211. 

Benjamin, 9, 10, 11, 15, 28, 31, 

37, 42, 46, 47, 49, 57, 58, 64, 
SO, 84, 93, 99, 101, 106, 111, 
115, 118, 124, 135, 136, 138, 

139, 148, 150, 158, 162, 163, 
168, 169. 

Ebenezer, 1. 
John, 8. 
Joseph, 16. 
Mary, 218, 289. 



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Hastings — Continued. 
Samuel, 235, 352. 
Seth, 48, 49, 51, 52, 65, 68, 136, 
187. 

Simon, 178, 183, 187, 195, 210, 
215, 220, 222, 235, 237, 252, 
265, 278, 279, 287, 293, 303, 
307, 309, 325, 326, 341, 343. 
Thaddeus, 264, 283, 289. 
William, 211. 
Hays, Hay, James, 223, 238, 280, 
331, 333, 343. 
Joseph, 339, 355. 
Hibbert, Augustus, 233. 
Hill, Rebecca, 277. 
Hills, Jacob, 3. 
Hinds, Mr., 155, 166. 

Ebenezer, 129, 140, 172. 
Hoar, Horr, Jonathan, 211. 

Timothy, 17. 
Hobbs, Ebenezer, 164. 
Hoburn, Hobourn. 
Ann, 43. 
John, 43, 44, 88. 
Patrick, 43, 88. 
Holden, Holdin, &c. 

Isaac, 1, 4, 24, 45, 67, 122. 
Phinehas, 106. 
Homans, Thomas, 3, 17, 40, 41. 

Honewell, , 315. 

Huffinz, Catrine, 58. 
Elizabeth, 58. 
John, 58. 



John Conred, 58, 


89. 






Mary, 58. 








Huit, James, 315. 








Hunt, Mr., 29. 








John, 15, 19, 27, 


41, 


53, 56 


, 57, 


69, 75, 77, 89, 


90, 95, 96, 


102, 


107, 109, 110, 


114, 


116, 


127, 


128, 132, 133, 


136, 


138, 


140, 


141, 142, 147, 


151, 


152, 


153, 


154, 155, 157, 


161, 


164, 


165, 


166, 171, 174, 


175, 


179, 


181, 


185-189, 198, 


199, 


200, 


209, 


212, 224, 225, 


230, 


232, 


239, 


243, 244, 246, 


250, 


251, 


252, 


254, 259, 264, 


266, 


268, 


270, 


273, 276, 280, 


281, 


285, 


288, 


294, 300, 302, 


311, 


317, 


319, 


320, 327, 336, 


344, 


351. 





John, jr., 323. 



Samuel, 211. 
Jackson, Phebe, 253. 
Jehonnct, Peter, 111. 



Page 

Jennison, Jenison, Mr., 78. 

Samuel, 1, 4, 21, 29, 34, 62, 70, 
86, 87, 92, 119, 120, 127, 128, 
135, 161, 179. 

Samuel, Jr., 223, 251, 254, 277. 

William, 70, 71, 72. 
Jepse, Joseph, 347, 349. 
Johnson, Mathew, 247. 
Jones, Elisha, 78, 191. 

Mary, 274. 
Kemball, Kembul, &c, 200, 229. 

constable, 185. 

John, 20, 24, 46, 50, 55, 56, 57, 
73, 146, 157, 161, 172, 198, 210, 
212, 220, 221, 222, 225, 226, 
227, 228, 230, 231, 235, 236, 
237, 239, 244, 250-254, 256, 264, 
265, 266, 268, 269, 271, 276, 
278-282, 284, 286, 287, 289, 
291, 292, 294-297, 300, 301, 303, 
304, 305, 307-310, 312, 313, 
315, 317, 319, 320, 321, 325, 
327, 330, 334, 338, 341, 342, 
352. 

John, jr., 91, 103, 105, 116, 135, 
153, 157, 169, 171, 174, 175, 
177, 182, 193. 

Kendal, Sarah, 249. 

Keys, Gersham, 17. 

King, Richard, 3, 275, 290, 298. 
299. 

Kingston, Bartlet, 217. 
Lacky, William, 80. 
Lampson, Mr., 97. 
Larabee, Jonathan, 313, 323. 
Lawrence, Anna, 332. 

Margret, 181. 
Learned, Larned, constable, 198. 

Mrs., 247. 

Abigail, 319. 

Abijah, 302, 304, 306, 309, 310, 
311, 313, 316, 317, 319, 321, 
322, 323, 327, 329, 330, 339, 
350. 

Amerah, 211. 

Bezaleel, 103, 105, 120, 122, 123, 
136, 139, 151, 169, 171, 183, 
185, 195, 210, 212, 213, 218, 
220, 222, 225, 227, 235, 236, 
237, 239, 244, 251, 254, 265, 
268, 279, 287, 292-295, 302, 
307, 309, 311, 313, 315, 325, 
326, 327, 329, 334, 342, 344, 
346. 



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Learned, Larned — Continued. 
David, 11, 28, 52. 
Elisha, 258, 293, 294, 309, 311, 

322, 326, 327. 
Elizabeth, 167, 171, 234, 238, 291. 
Fanning, 210, 212, 215, 326, 327, 

345. 

Henry, 27, 42, 70, 213, 215, 248, 
257. 

Jedidiah, 211, 221. 

Jonas, 244, 245, 247, 248, 250, 

252, 255, 260, 261, 262, 300. 
Jonathan, 10, 11, 28, 86, 87, 119, 

136, 138, 197, 199, 205, 207, 

218. 

Jonathan, Jr., 207, 236, 239, 253, 

264, 316, 342, 344, 352, 356. 
Mary, widow, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17, 

22, 26, 28, 31, 32, 36, 41, 46, 51, 
57, 62, 63, 68, 77, 78, 81, 84, 
85, 93, 96, 97, 101, 104, 105, 110, 
117, 118, 122, 125, 128, 134, 
139, 140, 141, 147-150, 154, 162, 
165-168, 171, 172, 173, 175, 
176, 177, 179, 180, 181, 186-190, 
216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 225, 
231-234, 238, 239, 242, 243, 
244, 246, 247, 249, 253, 254, 
256, 258-261, 263, 268, 269, 

272, 273, 274, 276, 280, 281, 
282, 284, 285, 287, 289, 291, 
294-297, 301, 302, 303, 319, 
333-336, 339, 340, 352. 

Nathaniel, 319. 
Oliver, 238, 287. 

Robert, 151, 154, 183, 186, 197, 

199, 200, 201, 232, 258. 
Sarah, 284, 286, 288, 289, 295, 

297, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 

315, 317, 324. 
Thomas, 151, 154, 169, 171, 172, 

182, 191, 248, 255, 261, 268, 

273, 277, 278, 281, 291, 292, 
294, 296, 297, 306, 308, 309, 
310, 312, 345, 353. 

Thomas, Jr., 210, 212, 215, 222, 
225. 

Leathe, Jedidiah, 147, 183, 207, 
220, 235, 246, 251, 254, 264, 

265, 268, 309, 310, 325, 332, 
342, 344. 

Lee, William, 69, 88. 
Lincoln, Hon. Benjamin, 209. 



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Livermore, Abigail, 292. 

David, 15, 31, 33, 46, 49, 64, 84, 

86, 87, 99, 101, 103, 118, 120, 

123, 135, 163, 168. 
Elisha, 319. 
Elizabeth, 256. 

Hannah, 189, 232, 243, 259, 273. 
Oliver, 1, 5, 10, 11, 15, 21, 25, 
31, 32, 36, 37, 41, 43, 48, 50, 
54, 59, 91, 146, 158, 210, 212, 
236, 239, 250, 279. 



Ruth, 161. 








Samuel, 164, 171, 


191, 


192, 


205, 


313. 








Loring, Abel, 293. 








Maddocks, Maddox, Mary, (wid- 


ow), 42, 47, 53, 


60, 77, 98, 


107, 


125, 126, 128, 


129, 


139, 


140, 


155, 165, 166, 


172, 


174, 


175, 


176, 179, 180, 


194, 


202, 


203, 


216, 226, 232, 


234, 


240, 


241, 


250, 254, 260, 


263, 


268, 


277, 


281, 290, 291, 


295, 


297, 


304, 


306, S08, 310, 


311, 


313, 


319. 


324, 329, 340, 


344, 


352, 


353, 


356. 








Ruth, 160, 273, 


277, 


278, 


281, 


283, 286, 291, 


306, 


324, 


334, 


340. 








Maning, Edward, 235. 






Mansfield, Josiah, 


272. 







Marritt, Marrit, Edward, 22, 71. 



Mason, Mrs., 307. 

Ebenezer, 255, 265, 268, 269, 273. 

Joseph, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 
15, 18, 19, 22-26, 28, 29, 32, 
33, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 47, 
48, 50, 51, 54-57, 60, 63, 65, 
66, 68, 71, 75-79, 81, 85, 86, 87, 
90, 91, 96, 102, 103, 105, 109, 
111, 113, 115, 118, 119, 122, 
123, 125, 128, 131, 132, 134-138, 
142, 143, 144, 147, 148, 150, 
161, 175, 181, 185. 

Joseph, Jr., 122. 

Josiah, 211. 

Nehemiah, 114, 151, 175, 236, 
242, 243, 256, 278, 280, 292, 
299, 313, 341. 
Samuel, 210, 211, 212, 215, 218, 
227, 232, 276, 280, 307, 334, 
339, 355. 
Stephen, 246. 
Mathyrs, Mary, 246, 286. 
McConothy, David, 67. 



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Mead, Med, etc., Israel, 49, 51, 

115, 119, 124, 129, 130, 176. 
Mickel, Ann, 115, 116. 
Mirick, John, 281. 

John, Jr., 163. 
Mullet, Elizabeth, 269, 273. 
Munroe, George, 223. 
Murch, Mrs. 98, 191. 

widow, 248, 253, 260, 261, 262, 
266, 267, 286, 313, 352, 356. 

Lydia, 62, 118. 

Susanna, 18, 29, 34, 62, 70, 102, 
141, 148. 

William, 62. 
Muzzey, Joseph, 211. 
Newman, Thomas, 17. 
Newton, Abigail, 236. 

Susanna, 277. 
Norcross, Josiah, 293, 294, 342, 344. 

Nathaniel, 6, 9, 10, 11, 28, 40. 

Nathaniel, Jr., 17. 
Noyce, John, 67. 
Nutting, Charles, 259. 

James, 36. 

Jane, 259. 

Mary, 259. 

Samuel, 33, 52, 89, 246, 251, 317. 

Saml., Jr., 120, 123. 
Orsburn, Elizabeth, 129. 
Ovring, Abigail, 11. 
Page, Jonathan, 32, 36, 37, 42, 43, 
50. 

Palmer, Stephen, 7, 62, 129. 
Parkhurst, Catherine, 199. 

Daniel, 199, 203, 204. 

Daniel, Jr., 199. 

Martha, 199. 

Ruth, 199. 
Parry, widow, 275. 

Margret, 298, 300. 

Samuel, 27, 146. 
Patten, Pattin, Thomas, 215, 265, 
268, 279, 309, 310, 311, 326, 
327, 342, 343, 344. 
Patterson, Patason, etc., Joseph, 15, 
18, 31, 68, 151, 154, 161, 174, 
210, 212, 220, 227, 310, 315, 
322, 328, 329, 331, 333. 

Joseph, Jr., 237, 239. 
Peirpont & Evans, 147, 159. 
Perkins, Perkens, Jaan, 27. 

Susanna, 27. 
Perman, widow, 77. 
Perry, Pery, Ebenezer, 18. 

Josiah, 8, 19. 

Josiah, Jr., 1. 
Peter (Frenchman), 180. 



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Peters, Joseph, 118. 

Phillips, Elizabeth, 286, 320. 

Hannah, 129. 

John, 129. 

Mary, 129. 

Phebee, 129. 

Thomas, 129. 
Phipps, Phips, Gov. 176, 177. 

Samuel, 330. 

Sol., 153. 

Thomas, 200, 202, 208, 212, 216, 

220, 226. 

Pierce, Pearce, Peirce, Daniel, 118, 
122, 153, 197, 217. 

Isaac, 347. 
Pitcher, John, 170. 
Prentice, Prentiss, Benjamin, 339, 
340, 342, 344-347, 349, 350, 
351, 352, 354, 355, 356. 

Caleb, 303, 304, 308, 313, 319. 

Elizabeth, widow, 146, 203, 213. 

Mary, 322. 

Samuel, 3, 17, 49. 

Smith, 1, 16, 33, 36, 65, 67, 68, 
75, 106, 169, 183, 186, 190, 193, 
194, 195, 197-200, 202-205, 207, 
209, 210, 212, 213, 215, 216, 

221, 222, 225, 252, 254, 265, 
266, 270, 276, 326, 328. 

Price, Hannah, 96. 

Priest, Preist, Mary, 38, 42, 47, 

235, 250, 278, 285, 304, 305, 

307, 311, 314, 316. 
Pring, Jedidiah, 208. 
Randall, Randel, John, 122, 129, 

211, 229. 
Raymond, Samuel, 315. 
Remington, Mr., 187. 

John, 124, 128, 189, 196, 232, 

243, 259, 273, 285, 293, 300, 

301, 308, 332, 336, 348, 349, 

350, 351. 
Richardson, Mr., 355. 
Abigail, widow, 116. 
Abijah, 116. 

Edward, 136, 139, 146, 202, 258, 
283, 285, 286, 295, 296, 301, 
304, 309, 310, 312, 316, 319, 
320, 345, 351. 

Ezra, 116. 

John, 217. 

Jasher, 217. 

Lydia, 217. 

Ruth, 217. 

Stephen, 217. 
Roberts, Robarts, Peter, 316. 
Robertson, Susanna, 323. 



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Ross, Hannah, 79. 
Russell, , 293. 

Edward, 227, 231, 232, 233, 236. 

Kezia, 246, 247. 

Thomas, 246, 258. 

Sables, , 266. 

Saltmarsh, Mrs., 307. 

Thomas, 1, 4, 15, 18, 21, 26, 29, 
32, 33, 36, 39, 41, 48, 49, 51, 
57, 63, 77, 86, 87, 96, 99, 101, 
103, 107, 110, 120, 124, 128, 
135, 136, 138, 141, 142, 143, 
147-152, 154, 161, 168, 169, 
178, 182, 183, 186, 189, 191, 
195, 197, 199, 201, 206, 207, 
210, 222, 232, 236, 242, 243, 
258, 259, 273, 285, 301, 319, 
330, 351, 353. 

William, 207, 211, 215, 222, 225. 
Sanders, Moses, 320. 
Sanderson, Isaac, 1, 33, 36, 48, 57, 
59, 86, 87, 103, 105, 119, 124, 
125, 141, 146, 172, 176, 183, 
186, 198, 203, 204, 210, 211, 
212, 221, 225, 236, 239, 251, 
254, 260, 263, 265, 268, 273, 
277, 278, 279, 286, 292, 293, 
294, 300, 306, 326, 327, 329, 
341, 343. 

Jonathan, 164, 192. 

Moses, 304. 
Sanger, , 250. 

David, 11, 14, 21, 28, 33, 36, 83, 
89, 94, 95, 100, 104, 169, 
171, 195, 210, 211, 229, 290, 
293, 294, 298, 299, 300, 309, 
311, 314, 315, 316, 320, 326, 
327, 342, 343, 344, 347, 349. 

John, 39. 

Nathaniel, 205, 207, 215, 290, 

298, 299. 
Richard, 67. 

Samuel, 215, 217, 218, 219, 224, 

229, 265, 268, 277, 299, 309, 

311, 326, 328. 
Solomon, 211. 
William, 203. 
Sawin, Savin, Mr., 31. 

Daniel, 169, 251, 254, 256, 267, 

268, 273, 278, 281, 283, 309, 

311, 323, 353. 
John, 14, 20, 25, 35, 58, 69, 119, 

158, 161, 258, 265, 268, 295, 

306, 313, 324. 
John, Jr., 123, 126, 128, 158. 
Scott, Scoot, Abraham, 214, 238. 
Jonathan, 249. 



Page 

Seager, Seger, Ebenezer, 96. 

Elizabeth, 96. 

Henry, 96, 153. 

Moses, 96. 
Seaverns, Samuel, 191. 
Sewall, Sewel, &c, Mr., 286. 

Jonathan, 41, 44, 54, 57, 58, 68, 
324. 

Simson, Ruth, (alias Margret Wes, 

alias Margret Bentley), 43. 
Sloper, John, 116. 

Olive,*' 116. 
Smith, , 185. 

Andrew, 3. 

Braddyll, 205. 

Hannah, 140. 

Jonas, 97. 

Josiah, 346, 350, 351. 
Samuel, 17. 
Soden, Samuel, 215, 221, 225, 228, 

249, 292, 294, 326, 328, 352. 

Spring, , 229. 

Alpheus, 207, 218. 
Convers, 211, 215. 
Henrv, 47, 53, 114, 141, 161, 163, 

172, 174, 205, 219, 224, 339, 

344, 348, 349. 
Henrv, Jr., 42, 52, 64, 85, 185, 

198. 

Henry, 3d, 16, 18, 33, 49. 
Jedidiah, 197, 205, 207, 208, 211, 

218, 222, 225, 235. 
Marshall, 241, 250, 261, 269, 270, 

272, 276, 284, 295, 297, 325, 

340, 341, 349. 
Stearns, Starnes, Stearnes, Deacon 

206. 
Mr., 168. 

widow, 47, 58, 64, 69. 
Daniel, 17, 18. 

Isaac, 191, 192, 205, 207, 216, 
319. 

John, 197, 199, 251, 254, 263, 267, 
326, 327, 328, 332, 344. 

Joseph, 20, 24, 26, 27, 39, 45, 67, 
214, 218, 229, 240, 249, 254, 
263. 

Josiah, 3, 35, 37, 39, 48, 64, 72, 
116, 136, 138, 148, 150, 151, 
154, 155, 161, 164, 166, 259. 

Mary, 255. 

Phinehas, 215, 221, 225, 228, 263, 

267, 322, 339, 353, 355. 
Stephen, 287. 
Steele, Steal, Justice, 79. 



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Stetson, Stedson, Studson, Eben- 
ezer, 201, 215, 265, 268, 279, 
284, 292, 300, 332. 
Stoal, see Stowell. 
Stimson, Stimpson, Mr., 163. 

James, 205, 206, 208, 218. 
Stone, constable, 229, 300. 
Abigail, 249. 

Ebenezer, 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 22, 
51, 57, 91, 146, 168, 171, 174, 
175, 180, 192, 233, 322. 

Ebenezer, Jr., 200, 208, 221, 225, 
258, 264, 304, 306, 319, 321, 

324, 330, 331, 333, 340, 341, 
350. 

Elizabeth, 249. 

Jonathan, 147, 157, 161, 169, 171, 
181, 185, 210, 212, 213, 223, 
235, 251, 254, 265, 268, 279, 
280, 291, 293, 295, 309, 310, 
322, 325, 335, 339, 344, 349. 

Jonathan, Jr., 16, 18, 73, 119, 
121, 124, 125. 

Jonathan, 3d, 33, 36, 65, 68, 86, 
87, 102. 

Josiah, 249. 

Kezia, 313, 339, 355. 

Matthias, 31, 35. 

Moses, 16, 18, 151, 154, 155, 158, 
161, 196, 199, 211, 222, 223, 
224, 226, 231, 235, 236, 251, 
254, 256, 264, 265, 266, 268, 
269, 274, 276, 278, 279, 282, 

284, 287, 289, 292-297, 300, 
301, 303, 304, 305, 307-310, 
313,- 315, 319, 320, 321, 324, 

325, 327, 330, 332, 334, 340- 
346, 349, 352, 354, 356. 

Nathaniel, 16, 18, 48, 51, 62, 69, 
89, 90, 122, 147, 161, 172, 175, 
193, 197, 199, 201, 207, 236, 
239, 247, 2+9, 251, 254, 256, 
258, 259, 260, 263, 265, 267, 
268, 271, 275, 276, 278, 284, 

285, 286, 289, 292, 295, 296, 
297, 300, 301, 303-306, 310, 
328, 340, 341, 343, 344. 

Rachel, 249. 

Stoning, , 315. 

Storer, Rev. Seth, 2, 12, 14, 16, 20, 
30, 33, 34, 45, 49, 52, 61, 66, 72, 
73, 74, 76, 77, 82, 88, 97, 100, 
103, 117, 121, 133, 137, 139, 
141, 142, 149, 150, 152, 153, 
167, 170, 178, 180, 184, 187, 



Page 

Storer, Rev. Seth — Continued. 

192, 194, 196, 197, 204, 208, 
210, 219, 220, 222, 229, 231, 
233, 234, 237, 246, 248, 252, 
261, 262, 266, 272, 275, 276, 
279, 289, 290, 293, 301, 302, 
304, 305, 310, 316, 321, 327, 
338, 341, 343, 353, 354, 356. 

Stowell, Stoal, Stouel, Elizabeth, 
302. 
John, 43. 

Josiah, 16, 18, 49, 51, 103, 146, 
289. 

Samuel, 67, 68. 
Stratton, Straton, Jabez, 24, 27, 31, 
34, 35. 
John, 260, 289, 339, 355. 
Jonathan, 10, 350. 
Joshua, 20, 21, 22, 33, 65, 68. 
Mary, 260. 

Samuel, 15, 16, 18, 33, 35, 37, 48, 
57, 58, 63, 65, 70, 72, 85, 86, 
102, 103, 106, 120, 123, 126, 
128, 135, 146, 151. 
Sarah, 225. 
Swan, Mr., 188. 
Josiah, 194, 196. 
Sarah, 289. 
Tainter, Taynter, Eirs, 355. 

John, 8, 20, 69, 124, 125, 139, 
142, 153, 155, 161, 166, 172, 
173, 179, 180, 186, 191, 194, 
199, 200, 206, 208, 211, 214, 
245, 288. 
John, Jr., 203. 
Samuel, 211. 
Simon, 166. 
Thatcher, Mr., 52. 

Ebenezer, 15, 22, 23, 28, 29, 48, 
54, 57, 58, 59, 64, 66, 71, 73, 
116. 
Samuel, 70. 
Thompson, George, 211. 
Thornton, Ebenezer, 1, 4, 10, 11, 
16, 18, 28, 33, 36, 49, 51, 64, 
65, 68, 70, 93. 
Gilbert, 153. 
Train, Thomas, 27. 
Trask, Amme, 332. 
Trent, George, 203, 211. 
Trowbridge, Mr., 274, 325. 
Edmund, 37, 43. 
Jonathan, 84. 
Truesdal, Trusdal, Richard, 246, 
315. 

Tufts, Isaiah, 217, 218, 219, 224, 
229. 



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Upham, Abijah, 164-. 
Vassall, Vassel, etc. 

Col. Henry, 176, 177, 217, 218, 

219, 223. 
William, 54, 56, 67. 
Vial, Mary, 129. 

Vicary, , 170. 

Vila, Vela, James, 258, 279, 286. 
Waldo, Mr., 187. 

Cornelius, 73, 75, 96, 110, 123, 
128, 151, 154, 169, 174, 182, 
189, 211, 222, 232, 242, 243, 
250, 251, 254, 259, 265, 268, 
273, 285, 293, 294, 301, 319, 
336, 351. 
Walker, Ezriah, 17. 
John, 78, 163. 
Nathaniel, 10, 27. 
Richard, 301, 302. 
Ward, Joseph, 214. 
Josiah, 122. 
Thaddeus, 43. 
William, 3. 
Warner, Ebenezer, 214. 
Warren, Warrin, widow, 243, 244, 
260. 

Elizabeth, 247. 

Ephraim, 86, 87, 136, 146, 274, 

295, 296, 297. 
John, 183, 197, 205, 216, 241, 

242, 250. 
Joshua, 3. 

Lydia, 249, 254, 258, 263, 267, 
268, 274, 276, 277, 281, 291, 
295, 304, 306, 311, 313, 317, 
319, 324, 328, 334. 

Samuel, 22, 222, 225, 277, 281, 
292, 294, 317, 326, 327. 

Samuel, Jr., 1, 4, 65, 68, 120, 123, 
195, 198. 

Webb, widow, 5, 22, 29, 32, 37, 40, 
53, 58, 68, 71, 80, 92, 102, 106, 
115, 118, 124, 208. 
Deliverance, 111, 125, 139, 155, 
156, 172, 173, 179, 180, 186,' 
191, 194, 199, 200, 203, 206, 
208. 

Wellington, Willington, Dr., 202. 
Betty, 285. 
Diadama, 285. 

Joseph, 268, 270, 277, 346, 352. 
Ruhamah, 255. 

Thomas, 3, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22, 24, 
26, 32, 37, 53, 64, 75, 92, 106, 
139, 155, 173, 186. 
Welsh, Joseph, 250, 341. 



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Wes, Margret, alias Ruth Simson, 

&c, 43. 
Wheeler, Elizabeth, 287. 

Ephraim, 287, 313. 
White, constable, 211, 215. 

Andrew, 20, 21, 24, 27, 31, 32, 
39, 47, 86, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 
101, 138, 147, 161, 215, 246, 
262. 

Jedidiah, 211, 285, 309. 

Jonas, 169, 171, 183, 196, 199, 
210, 212, 214, 218, 221, 225, 
229, 235, 240, 249, 254, 263, 
273, 279, 284, 285, 293, 294, 
299, 303, 307, 309, 311, 313, 
315, 316, 317, 319, 320, 324, 
325, 328, 329, 334, 335, 341, 

342, 346, 348, 349, 351, 352, 
356. 

Nathaniel, 147. 

Samuel, 169, 171, 173, 177, 265, 
266, 268, 271, 283, 287, 292, 
295, 302, 310, 327, 328, 332, 

343, 352, 356. 

William, 147, 211, 220, 250. 
William, Jr., 147. 

Whitney, , 130. 

Benjamin, 170. 

Daniel, 3, 11, 19, 21, 24, 26, 32, 
39, 40, 41, 43, 47, 86, 89, 90, 
92, 93, 96-99, 101, 102, 132, 
148, 154, 155, 164, 191, 207, 
214, 216, 226, 230, 267, 316, 
332. 

Daniel, Jr., 215, 293, 294. 

Lieut. Daniel, 97, 98, 107, 135, 
136, 138, 139, 142, 150-153, 
157, 161, 166, 168, 171, 183, 
185, 187, 195, 198, 209, 212, 
213, 218, 221, 224, 225, 228, 
230, 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 
245, 247, 250, 251, 254, 258, 
259, 264, 265, 266, 270, 272, 
276, 278, 283, 288, 292, 299, 
308, 320, 332, 336, 348. 

Elnathan, 274. 

Ezekiel, 309, 311. 

Israel, 342, 344. 

John, 33, 48, 51, 86, 92, 93, 96, 
97, 98, 99, 101, 161, 174. 

John, Jr., 309, 311, 345. 

Jonathan, 330, 331, 333, 346, 350. 

Joseph, 33, 36, 47, 53, 67, 223, 
250. 

Joshua, 223, 238. 



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Page: 

Whitney — Continued. 

Samuel, 81, 86, 87, 94, 103, 105, 

106, 107, 112, 119, 123, 135, 

147, 153, 169, 171, 219, 224, 

236, 239, 250, 279. 
Simon, 183, 184, 186, 189, 196, 

197, 199, 207, 210, 235, 236, 

239, 246, 247, 250, 258, 264, 

266, 292, 308, 314. 
William, 205, 216. 
Whittemore, Whitemor, Israel, 

320. 
Joel, 122. 
Wilke^on, Margret, 107. 
Mary, 92. 
Sarah, 92. 



Page: 

Willard, Joseph, 296, 301. 

Susanna, 308, 314. 
Willett, Sarah, 64. 
Williams, Isaac, 67, 68. 
Willington, see Wellington. 
Wilson, Joseph, 232. 
Woolson, Elizabeth, 323. 
Worthylake, Jemima, 320. 

Mary, 320. 

Ruth, 283. 
Wyer, Wyre, James, 43. 

Lydia, 262. 
Wyeth, Mr., 160. 

Ebenezer, 136, 138. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Page 

Ammunition, inspection of, 115, 
165, 176, 177, 186-187. 
place for keeping, 5, 15, 166. 
purchase of, 5, 188, 190, 250. 
Annapolis (Anapeles), 42. 
Assessors, certificate, 148, 154, 177, 
189, 201, 227, 256, 269, 282, 
296, 312, 330, 345. 
to adjust charges laid on pews, 
&c, 159. 
Beaver Brook, 6. 

Bakera, allowance for baking^ 
bread, 272, 274, 275, 284, 285. 
to mark bread made for sale, 
272. 

Bell, meeting-house, repair of, 37, 
48. 

rope for, 102, 168, 207, 334. 
Bible, for schoolmaster, 180. 
Bier, repair of, 207. 
Billerica, 347. 

Bills of credit, account of town 
trustees as to their proceed- 
ings on, 23 

Births and deaths, purchase of 
record book of, 35-36. 

Bisco's Spring, 167, 170, 195, 198. 

Blackbirds, 128. 

Bonds, &c, 19, 22, 24, 88, 93, 114, 
153, 246. 
abated, 224, 238. 
renewal of, 27. 
to be put in suit, 157, 230. 



Page 

Boston, dispute with, as to sup- 
port of Sarah Learned, 288, 
289, 303-305. 

judgment obtained against, 315. 

Sarah Learned to be removed to, 
317. 

letter from, enclosing votes of, 
relative to promotion of in- 
dustry, economy, etc., read, 
336. 

resolves of, read, and committee 
appointed to attend conven- 
tion, 351. 
Boundaries, town, perambulation 
of, with adjacent towns, 22-23, 
71, 125, 127, 173, 175, 213, 
256, 259, 297, 345-346. 

between town way and land of 
Cornelius Waldo, committee to 
settle, 75. 
Bounty, on blackbirds and mouse 
squirrels, voted in negative, 
128. 

Bread, assize and baking of, 272, 
273, 274, 275, 284, 285, 
marking of, 272. 
scales, &c, for weighing, 279. 
Bridge, at Dirty Green, 220. 

near Thomas Wellington's, 64. 
Bridge, over Charles River. 

adjustment of accounts with 
Waltham and Weston for 
maintenance, etc., 97, 162-164, 
178, 179, 190-191, 205-6, 216, 



Index of Subjects. 



369 



Page 

Bridge, over Charles River — Cont. 

218, 259, 273, 285-286, 301, 318, 

319, 334, 351. 
care of, 9, 37, 93, 106, 172, 187, 

200, 212, 227, 268, 295, 311, 

325, 329, 346. 
disposal of old timber, etc., 10, 

203. 

drawing of timber over, &c, 13, 
19. 

planks to be put up to prevent 
snow blowing off, 287. 

repair, etc., 2, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 
19, 29, 31, 34, 42, 44-48, 50, 
62, 64, 67, 69, 70, 73, 77, 78, 
84, 85, 97-99, 101, 102, 104, 
108, 109, 115, 118, 119, 121, 
135, 137, 150-152, 168, 170, 182, 
184, 190, 196, 197, 202, 207, 
210, 213, 215, 218, 220, 221, 
222, 228, 235, 243, 250, 252, 

263, 272, 278, 279, 286, 292, 
293, 301, 302, 307, 310, 313, 
328, 331, 332, 346, 348, 350, 
352. 

voted to join with Waltham and 
Weston in petition for a lot- 
tery to raise money for repair- 
ing, 230. 

over the Mill creek, 27, 28. 

Smelt Brook, 32, 48, 84, 119, 
235. 

Treadway's, 15, 32, 64, 316, 356. 
Bridges, materials for, 134, 168, 
195, 207-8, 220, 221, 235, 250, 

264, 278, 346. 
Burying cloth, 224. 
Burying Place, care of, 200. 

fence, &c, 14, 20-21, 31, 70. 
gate, 31, 268, 278. 
By-laws, relating to dogs, 25, 173. 
relating to horses, 25, 36, 56, 63, 

90, 104. 
relating to sheep, 104. 
Cambridge, action on petition of 
persons desiring to be set off 
to, 52, 53, 130, 131. 
com. apptd. to petition for parts 
of Newton and, as equivalent 
for what was taken by, 141. 
pet. of 2d precinct of, that part 
of Watertown be annexed to, 
passed in negative, 255. 
Canada, 333, 334. 
Charlestown, 18, 60, 79, 80, 90, 
129, 148, 246, 255, 269, 285. 



Page 

Concord, 42, 79, 108, 109, 122, 128> 
129, 282, 283, 285, 302, 347, 
349. 

removal of Middlesex County 

courts to, not approved, 349. 
Constables, refusing to serve, to 

pay fine, 65. 
districts designated, 157, 229. 
execution against, 164. 
Convention, committee appointed 

to join with Boston and other 

towns, 351. 
Copies, of valuation and tax lists 

to be sent to the General 

Court, 354. 
Counterfeit bill, 49. 
Courts, proposed removal of, to 

Concord, not approved, 349. 
Danvers, 232. 

Day of humiliation, etc., 142. 

Dedham, 247, 255, 287. 

Deed, of land sold to Jonas Cool- 
lidge, signed, 93. 
to be given to Elizabeth Learned, 

171, 238. 
quitclaim, to be given of town's 
right to land granted to Rich- 
ard King, 299-300. 
quitclaim, given by Stephen 
Harris, 300. 

Dirty Green, bridge at, 220. 

Dogs, coming to meeting-house on 
Sunday, 4, 7, 25. 
law relative to burial of, to be 
enforced, 173. 

Domestic manufactures, etc., reso- 
lution for encouragement of, 
etc., 337. 

Dorchester, 218. 

Dorchester Field, 29. 

Dracut (Dracket), 43. 

Elbow Hill lane, 27. 

Entertainment of strangers, 7, 11, 
59, 64, 258, 283, 289, 297, 308, 
312, 313, 317, 347. 

Excise, on wines, etc., also on 
lemons, limes, and oranges, 
favored, 147. 

Farm, near Wachusett Hill, owned 
jointly by Waltham, Water- 
town and Weston, disposal of, 
etc., 14, 20, 25, 153, 157, 162, 
165, 198. 

Fence, at burying place, 14, 20-21, 
31, 70. 

between town land and Thos. 
Wellington's, 13, 24, 26. 



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Page 

Fences — Continued. 

on ministerial place, 32, 47, 231, 
242, 246, 247, 348. 

Fines of impressed men, appro- 
priation of, 35, 39, 114, 218. 

Fishery, regulation of, by select- 
men, 300, 333. 

Foreign manufactures, etc., resolu- 
tions to discourage use: of, 337. 

Framingham, 32, 36, 37, 42, 50. 

French Neutrals, account of, to be 
filed in the Secretary's office, 
217. 

boys bound out, 177, 178, 180. 
care of, 166, 176, 180, 202, 203, 

212, 224, 233, 240, 250, 264, 

275, 278, 281, 291-292. 
to be sent to Canada, 333, 334. 
Fund for hiring men to enlist, &c, 

4, 39. 

Funerals, Samuel Coollidge, 320. 

Indian woman, 177, 178, 183. 

Mary Priest, 304, 305, 307. 

Lydia Warren, 319. 

Widow Webb, 203, 206, 208. 
Gate, across town way, 127, 185. 

for burying place, 31, 268, 278. 
Gun, payment for, 53. 
Highways and town ways, &c, 

granted, 171-172, 299, 300. 

pet. for laying out, dismissed, 
173. 

repair, &c, 2, 13, 19, 35, 50, 67, 
88, 104, 121, 125, 137, 138, 152, 
170, 184, 197, 210, 223, 238, 
250, 253, 266, 280, 293, 310, 
328, 343. 

surveyors of, districts desig- 
nated, 37, 53, 75, 92, 106, 124, 
139, 154-155, 173, 186, 200, 
212, 227, 240, 268, 281, 296, 
312, 346. 
Holliston, 148. 

Horses, by-law relative to fetter- 
ing, 4, 21, 25, 36, 56, 90. 

Hunt, John, account of, drawn 
from Province treasury by 
Smith Prentice, investigation 
as to, 266, 270, 280, 281. 

Indian woman, account of expense 
for care of, etc., to be sent to 
Governor and Council for al- 
lowance, 183, 275. 
care of, 176. 
funeral, 177-178, 183. 



Page 

Industry, economy, &c, resolution 
for promotion of, &c, 336-337. 

Inhabitants, admitted, 201. 

Innholders, approbated, 285, 301, 
302, 319, 334, 351. 
licenses, 26, 41, 57, 77, 96, 110, 
128, 162, 178, 189, 202, 232, 
243, 259, 273, 285, 301, 334. 

Instructions to representative, 336, 
337. 

Island, below the mill, letting out 

of, 14, 21, 89, 104, 105, 122, 

138, 153, 215. 
Jurors, boxes for, 179, 229. 

list, 19, 70, 140, 141, 174, 179, 

214-215, 230, 258, 284, 316, 

348. 

persons dismissed, 174. 
Land, bounds of land given by 
Nathl. Harris for the meeting- 
house to be settled, 245, 288, 
300. 

building allowed to be set on 
town land, 25, 141, 198, 267. 

stables to be set on town land, 
288. 

exchange of 12, 18, 19. 

lying against the ways, report 
of committee, 21, 51, 55, 56, 
57, 89, 90, 91. 

payment for, by delinquent per- 
sons, 20. 

purchase of, by town, 3, 8, 114, 
193, 258, 280, 316. 

quitclaim to, 299-300. 

sale of, by town, 8, 21, 108, 109, 
121, 153, 170, 261, 266, 267, 
300. 

sold by Waltham at Beaver 

Brook, 6, 9. 
to be laid out for certain per- 
sons, 242, 253, 267, 316. 

Lexington, 79, 116, 173, 214, 225, 
232, 249, 260, 264, 283, 289. 

Licenses, innholders and retailers, 
26, 41, 57, 77, 96, 110, 128, 162, 
178, 189, 202, 232, 243, 259, 
273, 285, 286, 301, 302, 319, 
334, 345, 351. 

Limes, lemons and oranges, excise 
on, favored, 147. 

Lincoln, 217, 297. 

Liquor, retailers of, approved, 
286, 334, 351. 
excise on wines, &c, favored, 
147. 



Index of 

Page 

Little Cambridge, 188. 
Lottery, 224, 230. 
Maiden, 334, 340. 
Maryland, 173. 

Mason, Joseph, late town treasur- 
er, error in accounts of, 175, 
185. 

Meadow, petition to be made for 
equivalent for 1500 acres of, 
not taken up, to help pay for 
expense of Great Bridge, 13, 
19, 20, 108, 109. 

Medford, 243. 

Meeting, town, protested as not 

legally warned, 171. 
set aside, 209. 
Meeting house, bell &c, 37, 48, 102, 

168, 207, 334. 
glass, 17, 34, 43, 52, 67, 80, 

235, 286, 287, 303, 352. 
new seating of, 39, 40, 41, 50. 
removal of, 130, 131, 132. 
repair, 15, 17, 50, 57, 58, 63, 64, 

69, 85, 88, 104, 121, 138, 168, 

187, 195, 202, 220, 301, 303, 

325, 348. 
dissent against proceedings of 

committee in pulling down, 

144-147. 
pews in, see Pews, 
new, building of, 144, 147, 153, 

159-160, 166, 175, 188, 192, 

193. 

seats in, disposition of, 253, 271. 

seats for singers, 271, 284. 
Military officers, 39. 
Mill, corn, 108, 109. 
Milton, 287. 

Ministerial place, barn on, 111, 

113, 114, 138. 
fence, &c, 32, 47, 231, 242, 246, 

247, 348. 
purchase of, 165, 176, 217. 
repair, 11, 15, 113-115, 138, 168, 

272, 278, 301, 303, 307, 316, 

341. 

sale of, 152, 153. 
Ministerial tax, abated, 271, 300, 
315. 

Ministry, support of, 2, 12, 16, 33, 
34, 49, 52, 66, 72, 73, 74, 76, 
77, 88, 97, 103, 120, 121, 137, 
152, 153, 170, 184, 187, 196, 
197, 210, 220, 222, 233, 237, 
252, 261, 266, 276, 279, 289. 
293, 304, 309, 310, 327, 341, 
343, 354. 



Subjects. 371 

Page 

Needham, 259, 308. 
New London, Conn., 283. 
Newton, 22, 23, 43, 71, 73, 74, 75, 

96, 131, 133, 135, 141, 214, 

219, 224, 232, 233, 246, 249, 

256, 281, 287, 297, 308, 314, 

320, 346. 
petition for part of, to be set off 

to Watertown, 132-133, 141. 
perambulation of boundary with, 

see Boundaries. 
Notes, &c, to be put on interest, 

158. 

Pall, see Burying cloth. 
Parsonage, purchase of, 165, 176, 
217. 

Pastor, Rev. Seth Storer, to call 
such help as he deems neces- 
sary on day of humiliation, &c, 
142. 

Perambulation of boundaries, with 
adjacent towns, 22, 23, 71, 
125, 127, 173, 175, 213, 256, 
259, 297, 345, 346. 
between highway and land of 

Thos. Coollidge, 28. 
between town way and land of 
Saml. Jenison, 29. 

Pews, disposal of, &c, 6, 7, 9, 38- 
41, 93, 185, 188, 189, 224, 231, 
242, 261, 310, 315, 328, 329, 
335, 336, 344, 349. 
list of grantees, 160-161. 
settlement of, in new meeting- 
house, 158. 
to revert to town, 169. 

Poll tax, abated, 211, 223, 266. 

Poor, accounts adjusted with Wal- 
tham for joint support of, 29, 
107, 124, 125, 162, 191-192, 
206-7, 232, 319, 352. 
putting out, 129, 139, 140, 155, 
172, 176, 178, 180, 186, 199, 
200, 214, 239, 243-247, 254, 
256, 257, 260, 268, 273, 281, 
295, 304, 311, 318, 319, 321, 
329, 330, 344, 345, 350. 
support of, 2, 16, 34, 49, 66, 88, 
103, 120, 137, 139, 152, 162, 
166, 170, 176, 184, 197, 200, 
202, 208, 210, 215, 218, 222, 
233, 235, 238, 245, 252, 261, 
263, 266, 276, 277, 279, 291, 
293, 306, 307, 310, 323, 324, 
328, 333, 340, 343, 350, 352, 
356. 



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Page 

Pound, 70, 93, 102, 176, 182, 187, 

195, 196, 207, 235, 297, 303, 

307, 328, 333, 352. 
Records, town, &c, births and 

deaths, purchase of book of, 

35-36. 

orders for delivery to present 
town officers, 172, 225, 226. 
Representative, election, 7, 24, 39, 
55, 74, 95, 109, 127, 140, 157, 
174, 187, 189, 201, 214, 230, 
241, 258, 270, 283, 299, 316, 
332, 348, 350. 
set aside, 188, 349. 
instructions to, 336, 337. 
to serve gratis, 109, 127. 
Roxbury, 42, 249, 259, 287, 291. 
Samuells Key, 73, 75. 
Scales and weights, for weighing 
bread, 269. 
order for delivery to clerks of 
the market, 284, 296, 312. 
Schoolhouses, glass, 202, 235, 250, 
303, 324, 352, 356. 
repair, 47, 64, 72, 79, 84, 85, 
102, 118, 135, 168, 195, 202, 
220, 235, 259, 264, 272, 276, 
277, 303, 341, 356. 
vote against building more, 293, 
299. 

Schooling, separate from Gram- 
mar School, 299. 
Schoolmasters, 4, 18, 29, 41, 52, 54, 
68, 70-72. 

Samuel Baldwin, 112, 113, 115. 

Josiah Bisco, 307, 316, 323. 

Nathaniel Bond, 322, 323, 329, 
339, 340, 341, 354. 

Samuel Coollidge, 90, 107, 112, 
115, 116, 123, 129, 130, 166, 
167, 170, 171, 179, 186, 195, 
198. 

Samuel Cotton, 250. 
Jacob Foster, Jr., 148, 155, 162, 
164. 

Nathaniel Harrington, 4, 18, 29, 

78, 340, 347, 354, 355. 
Thomas Phips, 200, 202, 208, 

212, 216, 220, 226. 
Caleb Prentice, 303, 304, 308, 

313, 319. 
Edward Russell, 227, 231, 232, 

233, 236. 
Jonathan Sewall, 41, 54, 57, 58, 

68. 

Marshall Spring, 250, 261, 269. 
272, 276, 284, 295, 297. 



Page 

Schoolmasters — Continued. 

John Stratton, 355. 

Josiah Swan, 188, 194, 196. 

Joseph Willard, 296, 301. 
Schools, closed, 112, 308, 355. 

committee to manage, 310, 328, 
343. 

proceedings of, 322, 339, 340, 
354, 355. 

English and Grammar, 2, 4, 16, 
18, 29, 49, 52, 54, 70-72, 121, 
200, 310, 322, 323, 330, 338-340, 
343, 347, 354, 355. 

moving, vote against, 212. 

pupils to bring money for wood, 
129, 202, 355. 

support of, 2, 16, 29, 33, 34, 44, 
49, 58, 66, 80, 88, 137, 152, 
170, 184, 188, 197, 210, 222, 
237, 252, 266, 279, 293, 299, 
307, 309, 310, 327, 328, 341, 
343, 355. 

votes as to more, 293, 299, 310, 
327. 

women's, 307, 313, 322, 339, 341, 
355. 

writing, 323, 340, 355. 
Sheep, by-law to restrain, 104-105. 
Sherborn, 31. 
Shop, on town land, 25. 
Shrewsbury, 72. 

Smelt Brook bridge, 32, 48, 84, 119, 
235. 

Soldiers, fund for enlisting, etc., 4, 
39. 

Southborough, 236, 277. 

Springfield, 214. 

Squirrels, 128. 

Stables, on town land, 288. 

Stocks, 64, 72, 93, 102, 150, 176, 
187, 297, 307. 

Strangers, see Entertainment, and 
Warning out. 

Swine, restraint of, 3, 21, 33, 49, 
65, 86, 103, 120, 137, 152, 169, 
183, 197, 222, 224, 237, 252, 
256, 265, 279, 293, 309, 327, 
343. 

Taverns, 190, 202. 
Tax, ministerial, abated, 271, 300, 
315. 

poll, abated, 211, 223, 266. 
non-residents engaged in timber 

trade refuse to pay, &c, 55-56. 
Tea, resolution to discourage use 

of, 337. 



Index of 

Page 

Timber, damage done by laying 
down on both sides of the 
river, 123. 

Townsend, 173. 

Treadway's bridge, 15, 32, 64, 316, 
356. 

Treasurer, town, errors in ac- 
counts of, 175, 185. 

Tythingmen, staffs for, 263. 

Wachusett Hill, 14, 20. 24, 156, 
157, 165, 196, 198. 

Waltham, accounts adjusted with, 
for repair of the Great 
Bridge, 97, 162-164, 178-179, 
182, 190-1, 205-6, 216, 218, 
259, 273, 285-6, 301, 318, 319, 
334, 351. 
accounts adjusted for joint sup- 
port of the poor, 29, 107, 124, 
125, 162, 191-2, 206-7, 232, 319, 
352. 

disposal of farm owned jointly 
with Watertown and Weston, 
14, 20, 25, 153, 157, 162, 165, 
198. 

dispute with, as to care of 
Widow Maddocks, 126, 128, 
174-179, 232, 295, 297, 352. 

exchange of inhabitants on ex- 
treme parts of both towns not 
approved, 133. 

Watertown to sue, for what is 
due from, 179, 215. 
Warning out, of strangers, 7, 10, 
11, 27. 42-44, 58, 62, 77, 79, 
80, 92, 96, 107, 116, 118, 128, 
129. 140, 147, 166, 173, 178, 
181, 190, 191, 199, 203, 213, 



Subjects. 373 

Page 

Warning Out — Continued. 

214, 217, 218, 220, 225, 232, 
233, 236, 246, 247, 249, 255, 
256, 259, 260, 261, 262, 264, 
269, 273, 274, 277, 283-287, 
289, 291, 301, 302, 304, 308, 
313, 314, 316, 319, 320, 323, 
329, 332. 

Warrant, for election of represen- 
tative, 156. 

Weights and measures, standard, 
new sealed, 73, 101, 301, 308. 

Westborough, 166. 

Westminster, 259. 

Weston, adjustment of accounts 
with, as to the Great Bridge, 
see Bridge over Charles Riv- 
er. 

farm owned jointly by Waltham, 
Watertown and, see Farm. 

dispute with, as to Widow Boy- 
ington and children, 317, 318. 

letters and orders sent to, 135, 
243, 259, 272, 276, 281, 286, 
287, 300, 302, 320, 338. 

to provide materials for repair 
of the Great Bridge, 346. 
Wharf, David Sanger's. 95, 300. 
Wheat, price of, 272, 274, 275, 284, 
285. 

Whitney's lane, 48. 

Windham, Conn., 92, 107. 

Wines, &c, excise on, favored, 147. 

Woburn, 246, 283, 286, 313. 

Woodstock, Conn., 273. 

Workhouse, 60, 69, 74, 75, 80, 81, 
95, 224, 233, 241, 242, 244, 
245, 255, 328, 335, 344. 



Watertown Records 

COMPRISING 

THE SIXTH BOOK 

OF 

TOWN PROCEEDINGS 
1769 TO 1792 



PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION 
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE 
TOWN CLERK 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY 

MISS MARY E. BURGESS 

OF THE OFFICE OF 
THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASS. 



1928 

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This is to certify that Book 6, Original 
Records of the Town of Watertown, has been 
transcribed by Miss Mary E. Burgess of the 
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and 
this is a true copy correctly made of the same. 

Town Clerk. 



Middlesex, ss: February 15, 1928. 

Personally appeared the above - named 
William P. McGuire, Clerk of the Town of 
Watertown, and made oath to the truth of the 
statement before me. 




Justice of Peace. 



WATERTOWN RECORDS 



Voted & Chofe for Selectmen 



Sixth Book, Began March 6th, 1769 
[1] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled & meet at the Publick Meeting Houfe in 
Said Town on Monday the Sixth Day of March Anno: Domini 
1 769 for the Choice of town officers and other affairs as Setf orth 
in the warrants for S d : meeting 
Voted & Chofe m r Samuel Fisk moderator 

Cap 1 Jon a : Brown 
m r Mofes Stone 
m r John Kemball 
m r Jonas White 
m r Jon a Bemis 

Voted & Chofe for Town Clerk & Treafurer Cap 1 Jon a Brown 

f Dea n : Sam 1 Fisk 

Voted & Chofe for Afsefsors -j Cap 1 Jon a : Brown 

( m r Mofes Stone 
Voted & Chofe for Conftables f m r Nathan Coollidge 

& Collectors ) m r Daniel Whitney ju r 

Voted and Granted £3 to each of them for their Service 
Voted and Chofe for Wardens mifs rs John Stratton & Bez 1 . 
Learned 

Voted & Chofe for Sealor of Leather Isaac Sanderfon 
Voted & Chofe for Fence-Viewers mifs r Jonas Barnard & John 
Stearns 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyors of High-ways mifs rs : Isaac Sanderfon 

& Sam 1 : Sanger 
Voted & Chofe for Tything men mifs rs Seth Norcrofs & Jonas 

Barnard 

Voted & Chofe for Hogrieves Simon Coollidge ju r & Jonas 
Coollidge — 

\r * j s nu t £ c £ f mr J° nas Coollidge 

Voted & Chofe for Surveyors of u Nath „. Coollid 

Timber plank &c [ m r David Sanger 



W atertown Records. 



Voted & Chofe for Howards mifs rs Ezekiel Whitney & William 

Chcnerv 

Voted & Chofe Clerks of y e markets miss rs Cornelius Waldo & 
Elifha Learned 

Voted & Chofe Cullars of Hoops Staves &c miss rs : Sam 11 Sanger 

& Sam 11 Cook 
Voted & Chofe for Saxton m r Simon Haftings 
Voted that the Saxton Shall have two Contrabutions as ufual — 
Voted that Swine Shall be Shut up the Prefent year — 

_ f m r Nath 11 Harrington 

Voted & Chofe for a Com*-: to I Dean Sam ii Fisk 

Exmin r Treafurers acc ths - ^ John Hunt Esqr 

Voted to appropriate the Interest money as it was last year v * 
Five Shillings & four pence to ye School & the Remainder to the 
minifter 

Voted & Granted y e Sum of 66"13"4 as a Sallary for y e Rev d * 
Storer y e Enfueing year the Interest money to be part y e m 
to be afseft 

[2] 

Voted & Granted y e Sum of ;£33"6"8 to Support y e Gramer School 
Voted & Granted y* Sum of 24: - - to Support other Schools — 
Voted to Choofe a Committe to manage the Schools 

Dea n , Samuel Fisk 
Cap 1 Daniel Whitney 
m r Nath 1 Stone 
m r Sam 1 White 
m r David Bemis 

Voted .& Granted £20 pounds to Support the poor 

s 

Voted & Granted £3" 10-0 to Repair the Great Bridge 
Then the accounts of thofe perfons to whome the town is In- 
debted were Severally Read to the town which ammounted to 

the Sum of £12:7:9 and they were accepted 

And Granted money to pay the Same 

Then a motion was made to adjourn the meeting & the Re- 
maining bufinefs till monday Next at one of y* Clock afternoon 
at the Same place and it was Voted to adjourn y e Same According 
- - and the moderator Declared the meeting adjourned 

At a General Town Meeting of freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Watertown Quallified to Vote in Town affairs 



Voted and Chofe for Said Committe 



* torn 



W atertown Records. 



3 



Regularly Afsembled at the publick meeting Houfe in Said Town 
on Monday y e 13 th Day of march Anno: Domini 1769 

P r Adjournment — the meeting being opened at the Defire of 
m r Seth Norcrofs the Town Voted to Excufe him from Serving 
Tythingman prefent year 

Voted & Chofe m r Joseph Hay Tythingman 

Voted to Excufe m r Bezaleel Learned from Serving Warden the 

prefent year — Voted & Chofe m r Edmund Fowle Warden 
Voted that the late Surveyors of y* High-ways have liberty till 
the twentieth day of June next to work out their lists of Rates and 

make up their accounts 

Voted that y e Selectmen give s d : Surveyors Directions Where to 

work out Said lists of Rates or Arearges 
Voted & Granted the Sum of £20 pounds to Repair y* High-ways 

& town-ways and that the Afsefsors make a list [of] each 

perfons proportion and that y e price of labour to be as * 

last vear 

[3] 

of Said 20 pounds and Such perfons as Refufe or Neglect to 
work out their part are to pay y 6 Same in money with y* other 
town Rate The 15 th article was Read and after Some Defpute it 
was Put to Vote whether it be the minde of the town to Choofe 
and Impower a Committe to Settle the Difpute with the Town of 
Waltham Relating to the Support of the wid° Mary Maddox and 
it Past in the affeirmative 

f Dea n : Sam 1 : Fisk 
Voted & Chofe for Said Committe ■{ Jon a : Brown 

[ m r Nath 1 : Harrington 
Voted that Said Committe have full power in behalf of Watertown 
to Settle the Difpute with the town of Waltham Relating to 

the Support of wid° Mary Maddox 

Then Voted not to Act any thing on the Sixteenth article 
Then the Committe that were Appointed to Repair y e meeting 
Houfe made Report that they had not Compleated the Repairs of 
s d : Houfe and that the Charge of What they had already done 

was more than the money that was appropriated to that ufe 

Then the town Voted and Appropriated y e Sum of £ 4 Pounds 
being part of y e money that m r Patterfons pew was Sold for 

towards Compleating s d : Repairs 

Voted that the Committee Compleat s d : Repairs 

Voted that y e Committe that were appointed to Repair the 



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minifterial fence be Continued and that they Repair said fence if 

needfull and make Report at nex may Meeting 

Then they Voted & abated James Hays Rates in Conftable 
David Sanger lists & Granted 0:15:6: — to make it good also 
Voted & abated John Whites Rates in Conftable Isaac Sanderfons 
lists and Grated £ : 15 : 6 : 2 to make it good 

[4] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 

Prentice on Monday the 13 th Day of March AD 1769 

Four of y e Selectmen. Viz mifu rs Mofes Stone John Kemball 
Jonas White & Jonathan Bemis took y e oath Required by Law 
Relating to other Governments Bills &c. after which the perfons 
after-named after taking S d oath were Sworn to y e Faithfull 
Difcharge of the Several offices to which they were Chofen Viz — 

Dea n : Sam 1 Fisk & m r Mofes Stone afsefsors 

mifu rs Nathan Coollidge & Daniel Whitney ju r Conftables 

m r Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather 

mifr s Jonas Barnard & John Stearns Fence-Viewers 

mifr s Isaac Sanderfon & Samuel Sange Surveyors of High-ways 

mifs r Jonas Barnard & Joseph Hay Tything men 

mifr s Simon Coollidge ju r & Jonas Coollidge Hogrieves 

mifu rs Jonas Coollidge Nath 11 : Coollidge & David Sanger Sur- 
veyors of Timber &c 

mifu rs Ezekiel Whitney & William Chenery Howards 

rnifu 1 ": Cornelius Waldo & Elifha Learned Clerks of markets 
mifu rs Samuel Sanger & Samuel Cook Cullars of Hoops Staves &c 

All Sworn p r Jon 11 : Brown Town-Clerk — — 

At this "meeting the Selectmen Agreed with m r Thomas Learned 
to take Care of and Board the wid° Mary Maddox one Year at 
the Rate of 22/ s p r week and with m r Daniel Bond to take Care of 
and Board Mary Coollidge one year at y e Rate of 15/ s p r week 
both are old Tenor and they are to have no further allowance 
Except in Case of Sicknefs 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 

Prentice on monday the 27 th Day of march AD 1769 

They Agreed with m r Bez 11 Learned to take Care of y e Great 

Bridge for the prefent 

and they Signed an order on the Treafurer to pay y e Several 
Perfons the Sums Set against their names (Viz) 

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To m r Mofes Stone 0:13:0 — 

To m r Stephen Harris : 3:8 — 

To m r Nathan Coollidge 8:13:4 — 

And to each of perfons that keept womens Schools y e Sum * 

: 8 for their Service last Summer 

[.'»] 

At this meeting y e Selectmen gave the Surveyors of y e High- 
ways their Deitricts as follows (Viz) To m r Samuel Sanger y* 
Westerly Part. From the meeting Houfe over this hill where the 
old Meeting Houfe Stood to m r Kemball's Corner — and the lane 
from School-Houfe by L l : Whitneys to Waltham line near m r 
Nathaniel Harringtons Houfe. and all the South Roads to Newton 
line — And m r Isaac Sanderfon to have the Easterly Part. (Viz) 
The Road under y e Rocks & from m r Thomas Harringtons to 
Samuel Warrins & from thence to m r John Kemballs Corner and 
the Roads east of that Road that leads over Hill to the meeting 

Houfe untill you come to Cambridge line it was alfo 

Agreed that m r John Kemball be Defired to See that y s following 
late Surveyors of High-ways work out the Remainder of their 
lists under the Rocks (Viz) Thomas Learned, Joseph Coollidge, 
Richard Clark, Daniel Sawin, Edward Richardfon, Jonas Bond, 
Sam 11 Mafon, 

And that m r Jonas White take care that the following Perfons 
work out the Remainder of their lists one third part between the 
meeting Houfe on the Country Road to Cambridge line and one 
third part between y e Meeting houfe and m r John Kemballs 
Corner & the other third part between the Meeting-Houfe and 
Waltham line near m r Woodburns on the Country Road (Viz) 
Edward Harrington ju r , Jonathan Bemis, Phinehas Stearns, Jonas 
Barnard, Stephen Harris, Samuel Hager 

Watertown April y e : 8 th : 1769 m r John Stratton was Sworn to 

the office of Warden for the prefent year 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

[6] 

At a Meeting of y 6 Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 

Prentice on 24 Day April AD 1769 ■ 

They Signed an order on y e town Treafurer to pay m r John 



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Stratton the Sum of £ 10" 4" it being in full for his keeping a 
writeing School nine Weeks in Watertown alfo y e Sum of ten 
Shillings & eight pence to m r William Bond it being in full for y e 
ufe of a Room to keep a School in 

The Selectmen being Informed that y e wife of Ephraim Wheeler 
and one Child was Come to Watertown to the Houfe of Jonas 
Coollidge and he made Complaint that they were Burdenfom to 
him it was Agreed that Jonathan Brown Should Apply to Samuel 
Livermore Esq r : for a Warrant to Remove them to Boston 
where they properly Belonge — at this meeting they being in- 
formed that m r Thomas Learned had not Removed y e wid° Mary 
Maddox to his Houfe it was agreed that all things Confidered it 
would be best for her to Remain at m r Nathan Coollidges if he 

will keep her at the Same price he did the last year 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonathan Brown 
on Tuesday y e 16 th Day of may Anno: Domini 1769 
They haveing Received a Precept from y* Sheriff of y e County 
of midd x Requiring them to afsemble y e Inhabitants of Water- 
town to Choofe a Suitable perfon or perfons to Reprefent them 
in a Great & General Court or afsembly appointed to be Convened 
held and kept for his Majesty's Service at the Court Houfe in 
Boston on the thirty first day of this prefent month of may at 9 
of the Clock in morning — In observance whereof they 
agreed to have a publick Town-meeting at y e publick Meeting 
houfe on the 22 n Day of may Inftant at two of y e Clock in the 
afternoon for y e Choice of a Reprefentative and ordered the Clerk 
to Jfsue out Warrants to y e Several Conftables to warn y e In- 
habitants who are Quallified to Vote in 3^ Choice of a Repre- 
fentative to meet at time & place before mentioned 

they 

m 

They alfo agreed to have an other meeting the Same Day and at 
the Same place at three of the Clock in the afternoon & Directed 
the Clerk to order the Constables to warn all the Inhabitants who 
are Qualified to Vote in town affairs to meet at Said time and 
place for the Ends following (Viz) First to Choofe a moderator 
for S d : meeting (2) To hear y e Report of the Committe that were 
appointed to Examin the Town Treafurers accounts & for y e 
Town to act thereon as they think fitt (3) To hear y e Report of 
the Committe that were appointed to Settle y e affairs with the 
Town of Waltham Relating to the Support of y e wid° Mary 
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affair in the Law if need be and further Impower the Committe 
to make a final Settlement of that and all other matters Depend- 
ing between Watertown & Waltham and to Act anything thereon 
as the town many think best (4) To hear the Report of the Com- 
mitte that were Appointed to Repair the meeting Houfe & Grant 
money to Compleat s d : Repairs and act any thing thereon as the 
town think proper (5) To Hear the Report of the Committe that 
were appointed to Repair the fence on the Minifterial place and 
for the town to Act any thing they may think Nefsecary Relating 
to Said affair (6) To Choofe any town officers that may be 
wanting (7) To give their Reprefentative Some Inftructions if 
the town think proper (8) To here the Petition of Ezekiel 
Whitney & others praying for Liberty to make Some alterations 
in Some of y e Seats in the Gallery as Setforth in Said petition and 

for the town to act their pleafure thereon 

Warrants were Issued out accordingly 
Dated the next day 

attest Jon a : Brown Town Clec 

1769 may y 6 : 19 th Jonathan Brown was Sworn in to the office of 

Town-Clerk. Town-Treafurer & afsefsor 

By John Hunt Justice Pe[ace] 



[8] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freeholders and other In- 
habitants of Watertown Regularly Afsembled at the Publick 
Meeting Houfe in Said Town on Monday the 22 n Day of may 
Ann: Domini 1769 for the Choice of a Reprefentative the Major 
part of y e Selectmen being prefent the Votes were Called for bro 1 : 
in Sorted and Counted and it appeared y l M r John Remington 
was Chosen to Serve for y e Year Ensueing 

At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of y e freeholders and other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled at the publick Meeting Houfe in S d : Town 
on Monday the 22 th Day or may Anno: Domini 1769 for Trans- 
acting Sundry affairs as Setforth in the Warrants for s d : meeting 
Voted and Chose Dea n : Sam 11 Fisk moderator for S d : meeting 
Voted and accepted the Report of y e Committe on the Town 
Treafurers accounts — which Report is as follows (Viz) 



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We the Subscribers being appointed by y* town to Examin 
the Town Treafurers Accounts have attended that Service, 
and finde His acc tts well Vouch't and Right Cast 

Watertown May y e 19 th : 1769 
John Hunt 1 
Nath 11 Harrington [ Com tee 
Sam 11 Fisk J 

Then the Report of y e Com tte that were appointed to Settle y e 
affair Relating to Support of y e wid° Mary Maddox with the 
town of Waltham was Read and after longe Debate thereon the 
Vote was put whether the town will further Impower their 
Committe to endeavor to Settle y e Said affair with the the Said 
Town of Waltham by leaveing it to arbritrators or in any other 
way as they may think best, and if they canot Come to a Settle- 
ment. Then for the town Treafurer to Sue for that and all other 
Demands — and it past in y e affirmative 

Then Voted and granted the Sum of £ 13 : 6 : 8 to Carry on f 
affair 

Then Voted and Granted y e sum of £ 10 pounds to Repair the 
fence * Minifterial place 

[9] 

Then the Committe made Report Relating to y e Repairs of the 
Meeting Houfe and the town Voted and Granted y e Sum of 
£ 6 : 13 :4 to finifh Said Repairs — if any money Remains in y* 

Treafury that to be part and the Remainder to be afsefst 

Then "Voted and Chose m r Simon Whitney Warden in Case m r 
Fowle Refufes to Serve but if m r Fowle accepts m r Whitney is 

to be Excufed for y e prefent year 

Then the Petition of Ezekiel Whitney and others was Read & 
after Debate thereon the Vote was put whether it be the minde 
of the town to Grant the prayer of the Petition 

and it past in the Negative 

1769 May y e 22 m r Edmund Fowle was Sworn to the office of 
Warden by John Hunt Jus 1 : peace 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r Edward 
Richardfon on monday the tenth Day of July AD 1769 
They Stated y e afsize of Bread at the Rate of Wheat at Four 
Shillings & Eleven pence P r . Bufhel 



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at this meeting m r Edward Richardfon Settled his High-way List 
At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Mofes Stone on 

Monday y e : Seventh day of August AD. 1769 

They being Informed that Ruth Maddox was at m r Tufts's in 
Charlstown and is in Such Circumftances that he is Determined 
to bring her emediatly to Watertown 

Therefore y e Selectmen Agree with m r Mofes Stone one of the 
Selectmen to keep her a little while and See if She gits better 
So as to take care of her Self again and m r Stone is to have what 
it is worth for his Trouble 

[10] 

At a meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Waltham 

on the Thirtieth Day of August Anno: Domini 1769 

at the Houfe of m r Isaac Gleafon Inn-holder in Waltham They 
adjusted the Charge of Repairing the Great Bridge in Watertown 
which had arifen Since the last adjustment which was on the third 

H 

day of October last past it being for 700 feet of White oake planck 
Bo 1 : of Cap 1 Mirick at 24/ P r foot which ammounted to the Sum 
of Eight pounds eight Shillings £ 8" 8" 

Watertowns part of Said Sum being 2" 17" 3" 1 

Weston Ditto being 2" 17" 5" 3 

Walthams Ditto being 2" 13" 3" 



£8" 8" 0" 

See the Said Adjustmen Enter 'd at Large in Second Book in the 
Treafury Page (68) 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Edward 
Richardfon on the 23 Day of Oct r : Anno: Domini 1769 — 
They Signed an order on the Town Treafurer to pay Sum of 
4" 12" 4"1 farthing to m r : Nathaniel Harrington which with 
what was ordered before makes the whole of his wages to the 
Sixth day of march last for keeping y e Grammer School 
At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 

Prentice on y*: 13 th Day of Nov r : AD 1769 

M r : Mofes Stone Informed y e Selectmen that he could not keep 
Ruth Maddox any longer, and they agreed with m r Jonas Barnard 
to take her for one month and if She Earns more than her 
Board he is to allow it. and if not So much then the Selectmen 
are to allow him what is Right 



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[ii] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r . Edward 
Richardfon on the 29 th Day of November Anno: Domini 1769 
They being Informed that the wid° Mary Maddox was Dead they 
Agreed that her Funeral Should be the next Day and that m r 
Mofes Stone Should provide Eleven pair of Gloves for men & 
three pair for women and that the Bell Should Tolled and m r 
Storer be Defired to attend, and m r Mofes Stone agreed to 
provide Said things at the Charge of the Town 

At a meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Thomas Salt- 
marfh on the Eleventh Day of Dec r : Anno: Domini 1769 
They Signed an order on y e town Treafurer to pay y e Sum of 
Twenty pounds to thofe perfons that worked at the High-ways 
Each perfon to have what appeared he had worked out in the Lists 
of Samuel Sanger & Isaac Sanderfon 

at this meeting m r Jonas Barnard being prefent he Informed y e 
Selectmen that he did not chufe to keep Ruth Maddox any Longer 
and that he Expected to have five Shillings and four pence and her 

labour for her keeping four weeks and m r Daniel Bond 

being prefent agreed to take her four weeks more at the Rate of 
one Shilling P r week the time to begin y e thirteenth day of this 
prefent month 

at this meeting D r : Josiah Convers Sent in his account for his 
attendance & medicines on the widow Mary Maddox in her last 
Sicknefs ammounting to y e sum of £ 1 : 4 : 8 L : M : which was 
accepted : 

at this meeting y* Selectmen Agreed to meet at the Houfe of of 
m r Edward Richardfon Inn-holder in Watertown on Fryday 
the 22 th Day of this Inftant December at four of Clock in y e 
the afternoon to sell the wearring Apparril &c: of y* widow Mary 
Maddox lately Deceaft. at Publick Vendue and Directed the 
Clerk to Notify y e Selectmen of Waltham of the time & place of 
Sale and Defire that they would afsift in affair * to put 
up Notifications at Watertown & Waltham to notify the publick 
thereof which was accordingly don 

P r Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

[12] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Fryday y e : 22 th Day of 



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December AD 1769 at the Houfe of m r Edward Richardfon In 
order to Sell the things that belonged to the late wid° Mary 
Maddox it being late before People appeared and the things not 
being in proper order for Sale they tho 1 : it best to Adjourn the 
Sale to monday the first Day of January next at three of y* Clock 
in y e afternoon at the Same place and defired m r : Mofes Stone 
to See that the things were put in Proper order for Sale before 
s d : time 

At this meeting the Selectmen being acquainted that Samuel 
Warrin had Informed one of them that his Daughter Mary was 
Come to his Houfe & was Pregnant and that he was unable 
to take care of her it was Agreed that m r Jonathan Bemis or 
m r Jonas White Should See that a Warrant was got from a Justice 
of peace and the perfon y* the Child is lay'd to Should be taken 

and Delt with as the Law Directs is Such Cases 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r Benj a : Prentice 

on Tuesday y* 26 th Day of December AD 1769 

Billings Putman of Medford the Perfon that Mary Warrin has 
Declared her Self to be with Child by being taken and Bound 
over to Court — The Selectmen Agreed that m r Jonas White go 
to Samuel Warrins and see what may be thought Nefsecary to 
do for his Daug h ter for the Prefent and Report at their Next 
meeting — alfo it was agreed that Jonathan Brown Advife with 
Deacon Samuel Fisk what is best to do Relating to Rachel 
Goddards making Sale of her land as it is feared that She will 
Soon Spend what She has and become Chargable to the Town 

[13] 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y« Houfe of m r : Edward Rich- 
ardfon on Monday y e first Day of January AD: 1770 

It being the time which y e Meeting for y e Sale of What things 
the wid° Mary Maddox Left was Adjourn'd to a Number of 
People appearing the s d : things were put up at Publick Vendue 
and Sold to the Highest Biders ammounting to y e Sum of 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at y* Houfe of m r : Benjamin Pren- 
tice on Monday y e : 8 th : Day of Jan;y Anno: Domini 1770 

They Signed an order on y e Town Treaf r - to pay y e Town 
Creditors the Sum of £ 12"7"9 which was Granted to them the 
Last march Meeting — 

at this meeting m r : Mofes Stone Notified y e Selectmen in 
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who Came last from Cambridge Some time in y e month of 

February last past which was accepted and is on file 

at this meeting y e Selectmen being Informed that Mary Coollidge 
was in want of a Peticoat two Aprons a Waiftcoat and an 
Hankercheif it was Agreed that s d : things Should be Procured 

for her as Soon as may be with Conveniancy 

alfo at this meeting it was Agreed that the Clerk Should Jssue 
out a Warrant Directed to one of y e Conftables to warn one 
Hannah Flagg out of town who Refides at the houfe of m r 

Thomas Clark — which was accordingly Don — 

attest Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Mofes Stone on 

Wednesday y c : 17 th Day of Jan^: AD 1770 

It was Agreed that m r Mofes Stone and m r Jonathan Bemis Wait 
upon John Hunt Esq r : to know whether he has money in his 
hands that he Received as fines that is for y* ufe of y e poor of y e 
town , — » 

at this meeting y e Selectmen Signed an order on the Town 
Treafurer to pay himSelf y e Sum of : 1 7 : 4 which he has 
Expended on the Poor 

[14] 

At a Meeting of y* 5 Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Jonas White 

on Monday y e fifth Day of February AD 1770 

They Signed an order of the town Treafurer to pay the Sum of 
£0:16:7:2 farthings to m r Jonas White it being For Some 

Clothing* he procured for Mary Coollidge 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen on Thursday the fifteenth day of 
February Anno: Domini 1770 at the Houfe of m r Nathaniel 
Coollidge it being the day which the South Pier of the Great 
Bridge in Watertown was Carried off by the ice it being 
Nefsecary that it Should be Repaired emediatly a meeting of y e 
Selectmen of the Three towns Concerned was tho 1 : proper to 
Agreed upon Some Method to Repair Said Bridge, and was 
Appointed to be the Next Day at y* Houfe of m r : Benjamin 
Prentice at one of y e Clock in y e Afternoon and y e Selectmen of 
Weston and Waltham were Sent to to Defire their Attendance 

At a full Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown Weston and 
Waltham on Fryday the Sixteenth day of Feb.^ Anno: Domini 
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town — a fter viewing the Bridge it was Agreed that the Pier 
which was Carried off the day before by the ice Should be Rebuilt 
as Soon as may be and it was Agreed that a Com tte of three 
perfons be Chosen one for each town to go to Boston and Purchase 
Some peices of White pine timber and git s d : Work don as Soon 

as may be with prudence 

f Cap 1 : Jon a : Brown for Watertown 
The perfons Chosen for s d : I Capt . Braddv n Smith for Weston 
Com", were y Capt . j onas Dix for Waltham 

and it was Agreed that y* Selectmen of each town advance Six 
pounds for each town to be layed out in Meterials and Labour 

if need be in s d : Repairs 

and it was agreed that if either of y* Said Committe cannot * 
s d : affair he Shall have power to appoint another * in his 
place 

[15] 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Benjamin 

n 

Prentice on Thursday y* 22 Day of February AD 1770 

They agreed to have a Publick Town Meeting on Monday the 
Fifth Day of march Next at twelve of the Clock at noon at the 
publick Meeting Meeting Houfe and ordered y* Clerk to Jssue 
out Warrants Directed to y* Several Constables to warn all the 
freeholders & other Inhabitants who are Quallified to Vote in 
Town affairs to Afsemble and Meet together at Said time & time 
before mentioned to Act on ^ following articles (Viz) 
First to Choofe a moderator for Said Meeting (2) To Choofe 
Selectmen a Town-Clerk Treafurer & all other town officers 

Required by law to be Chose in the month of march annually 

(3) To Choofe a Saxton and agree how he Shall be paid for 
his Service (4) To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer 
(5) To know the minde of y* town whether Swine Shall Run at 
large the Prefent year (6) To Choofe a Corn" to Examin the 
Town Treafurers accounts (7) To appropriate y* Interest money 
Coming to y* Town y* prefent year y* year begining y e Eleventh 
day of December last past (8) To Grant a Sallary for y e Rev d : 
m r : Seth Storer for y* Eufueing year y* year begining the First 
day of march Next (9) To Grant money to Support the Schools 
that may be agreed upon and Act any thing thereon they may 
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Grant money to Repair the Great Bridge (12) To hear y e 
accounts of thofe perfons y e town is Indebted to and grant money 
to pay y e Same (13) To grant money to Repair y c High-ways & 
Town-ways and Act any thing Relating thereto as y e town may 
think best (14 To hear the pleas of any Late Constables for 
abating any perticular perfons Rates in their lists and Grant 
money to make them good and act any thing Else thereon as they 
may think proper (15) For y e town to agree upon Some meafures 
to Discourage y e Importation of Goods from Great-Britain and 
act any thing thereon they may think best (16) To hear the 
Report of the Committe that were appointed to Repair y e Meeting 
Houfe and Act any thing thereon they may think proper (17) To 
hear the Report of the Committe that were appointed to Repair 
the fence on the minifterial place and act any thing thereon they 
may think best (18) To know the minde of y e town whether they 
will Repair the School Houfe and act any thing Relating thereto 
they think proper 

[16] 

You are Likewife to notify the town Creditors to bring in their 
accounts to the Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r : Benj n : Prentice on 
Fryday the Second Day of march Next at three of y e Clock in the 
afternoon — 

alfo to Notify the Late Surveyors of High-ways to make up their 

accounts with y* Selectmen at the Same time and place ■ 

Warrants were Jssued out Accordingly 
Attest Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 

The Procedings of y e School Com tee . who were Chofen by the 
Town of Watertown March 6 th : AD 1769 < — ; 
At a Meeting of s d : Com tee at the Meeting Houfe march y e 
6- 1769 they Agreed to Employ m r : Nathaniel Harrington in 
keeping The Gramer School after y e Rate of 250 pounds old Ten 1 
P r year to Oppen the School y e Next Day & keep till further 
orders » — > 

At a meeting of s d : Com tte : May 21-1769 They agreed to have 
five Womens Schools Opened the fifth Day of June Next and to 
keep Eight Weeks each at two pounds old Ten r : p r week 
miftrises to find Rooms to keep in or allow for them out of their 

Wages — 

Accordingly they Contracted with m r Samuel Mafons wife to 
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keep in the East School Houfe — mis Hannah Bright to keep in 
m r Stearns's Houfe. mis Mary Prentice to keep in her Fathers 
Houfe and mis Kate Saltmarfh to keep in m r Bemis's Houfe — 
At a meeting of s d : Com tee . July 24 th They Agreed that the 
womans Schools Should be Continued three weeks longer making 

in the whole Eleven Weeks each 

At a meeting of s d : Com tee Nov r : 23 d : 1769 They Agreed to 
Employ m r John Stratton in keeping the Writing School in y e 
Extreem Parts of y e town at two Dollars p r Week — the School to 
be opened in the West part of the town on Monday the 20 th 

of this month at y e Houfe of m r W m Bond 

At a meeting of s d : Com tee . Nov 1 ": y^ 23. 1769 They Agreed that 
the School Should be kept ten weeks in west part of the town - 

And Eleven Weeks in the East part of the town 

m r B onc i to have two Dollars for the Priviledge of a Room 
to keep the School in. 

Sam 11 : Fisk P r Order 



[17] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on Fryday y*. 2. Day of march 
AD 1770 at the Houfe of m r Benjamin Prentice In order to 
Settle with y e Late Surveyors of High-ways m r Jonathan Bemis 
& m r : Sam 1 : Hager Settled their accounts — alfo mefs rs : Samuel 
Mafon, Edward Harrington ju r Jonas Barned, Richard Clark & 
Phnehas Stearns and they not having Finifhed their lists it 
was Agreed that they Should work out the Remainder or pay it in 

money or or before the first Day of May Next 

at this meeting Sundry Perfons which the town is Indebted to 

Brought in their accounts Which are as follows (Viz) 

Daniel Bond for Boarding mary Coollidge 52 weeks 

at 21 p r week 5:4:0 

and For making and mending her Qothing : 6:5 

and For Boarding Ruth Maddox five weeks at 1/ 

p r week 0:5:0 



5:15:5 



M r . Nathan Coollidge Bro*: in his account for Board- 
ing y e wid° Mary Maddox and Nurfing &c in her last 
Sicknefs ammounting to 11:5:3 
M r Jonas Barnard bro 1 : in an Account for Boarding 
Ruth Maddox four Weeks at 1/4 p r week which 
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m r Mofes Stone bro* : in an Account for Providing for 

the wid° Mary Maddox's Funeral being .... — 1: 1:8 

and for Cash paid for mending the School Houfe Glafs 0:12:8 

1:14:4 

The following Accounts were bro 1 : to be laid before the town 
(Viz) 

To Simon Haftings for Labour & meterials &c 1" 4" 4 

To Bezaleel Learned for Labour at y e Great Bridge 1" 0" 4 

To Dea n . Sam 11 Fisk for Serving afsefsor y 6 year past 0" 16" 

To m r Mofes for like Service 0" 16" 

To Jon a Brown for Serving Treafurer & afsefsor 3" 9" 4 



7" 6" 

At S d : Meeting m r David Coollidge Sent in a Notification In- 
forming that he had taken a perfon in to his Family 



alfo M r Richard Clark Sent in a Notification Informing he had 
Received one into his family as appears P r their * 
on file 

[18] 

At a Gen 11 : Town-Meeting of y e freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town affairs 
Regularly Afsembled & meet at the publick Meeting Houfe in S d : 
town on Monday the fifth day of March AD 1770 for the Choice 
of town officers as Setforth in y e Warrants and to act on the 
other articles therein Contained — 
Voted & Chofe m r : Nathaniel Stone Moderator 

Jon a : Brown 
m r Mofes Stone 
m r Jonas White 
m r Jon a : Bemis 
m r Nehemiah Mafon 
Voted and Chofe Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk & Town Treafurer 

f Jon a : Brown 
Voted & Chofe Afsefsors <j m r Mofes Stone 

[ Dea n Sam 11 : Fisk 
Voted & Chofe for Constables mifs rs Edward Richardfon & Jed h : 
Leath 

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Voted that there Shall be Collectors of Tax's Chosen 
Voted k Chole y* Constables v e Collectors of Tax's — 



Voted to allow y* Collectors t 3 pounds each for their Service > 
Voted that y* Collectors give Bond to the town to oblidge them 
Selves to pay in the Tax's at Such time as y* Selectmen shall 
appoint 

Voted ic Chose Wardens mii's us . Samuel Sanger 6c John Stearns — 

Voted \' Choi'e Sealer of Leather m r Jsaac Sanderion 

Voted <Sc Choi'e mils" 5 Elijah Bond k Richard Clark Fence-Viewers 
Voted 6c Choi'e Surveyor of High-Ways Chris'-Grant ju r 6c Eires 
Tainter 

Voted <Sc Choi'e Tythingmen Ebenezer Steti'on 6c John Tainter 
junior 

Voted k Chofe Hogrieves David Whitney & John Vila 

f IA Xath 11 . CooUidge 

Voted k Choi'e Surveyors of Timber kc < m r David Sanger 

[ m r Jonas CooUidge 

Voted & Chole Howards John Chenery & Moles Hager 

Voted 6c Choi'e Nath 11 CooUidge k Stephen Harris Clerks of y* 

Market 

Voted k Choi'e Cullars of Hoops Staves kc Sam 11 Cook & Xath 11 
CooUidge 

Voted k Chole Simon Haitings Saxton and that he be paid by 

two Contrebutions as Ufual 

Voted that Swine be kept Shut up the Enlueing year 

wt j i ^ L t e r-> . f Dea n Sam' 1 Fisk 

\ oted & Chole for a Com- to Eamm m , Mofa StQne 

5- Treai' acc- { m , Xath ,, Harrington 

Voted to Appropriate y* Interest money as it was last year (Viz) 
five Shillings * pence to y* School 6c the Remainder to the 
Minifter 

[19] 

Voted k Granted y* Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 as a Sallary for y* Rev d 
m r Seth Storer for y* year Euiueing the Interei't money to be part 

the Remainder to be ai'selt 

Voted k Granted y* Sum of 33 : 6 : S to Support Grammer 
School 

Voted to Grant money to Support other Schools 

Voted & Granted y* Sum of £ 24 pounds to Support s d . Schools 
Voted to Chooie a Committe to manage and Inipect y* Schools 
Then the (15) articles was Reed and it was put to vote Whether 

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the town will do any thing to Discourage y e Importation of 

Goods from Great-Britain and it Past in y e Affirmative 

Then Voted to Choofe a Committe to Consider what is proper for 
the town to act in y e affair and Report at y e Adjournment of this 
meeting 

' Dea n . Sam 11 : Fisk 
Cap 1 : Daniel Whitney 
Jon a : Brown 

Voted & Chofe for S d : Committe { m r Nath 1 Stone 

m r Mofes Stone 
m r John Remington 
m r Thomas Clark 
Then they Voted and Granted y e Sum of £ 20 to Support y* poor 
Then voted and adjourned this meeting with y e Remaining 
Bufinefs to thursday Next at two of y e Clock afternoon at this 
place 

Cap 1 : Daniel Whitney 



The Com tee . y l were Chofen to 
manage y e Schools are 



m r Sam 11 White 
m r Nath 1 Stone 
m r Sam 11 Sanger 
m r Thomas Clark 
Watertown March y e . 8. 1770 Jonathan Brown was Sworn to 
the offices of Town-Clerk Town-Treafurer & Afsefsor 

By John Hunt Justice Peace 

At a Gen 11 Town Meeting of y* freeholders & other Inhabitant 
of Watertown Regularly Afsembled at the Publick meeting-Houfe 
on Thursday the Eighth day of march Ann: Domini 1770 P r 
Adjournment — the meeting being Opened — 
They Voted and Granted y e Sum of £ 14 to Repair ^ Great 
Bridge — 

Then the accounts of thofe Perfons the Town is Indebted to were 
Read ammounting to the Sum of 7 : 6 : then Voted and Granted 

money to pay the Same 

[20] 

Then Voted and Granted y 6 Sum of 40 pounds to Repair the 

High-ways and town-ways 

Voted that the afsefsors make out lists of each perfons Proportion 
of s d : £ 40 pounds and if any perfon or perfons Neglect or Refufe 
to work out their s d : Proportion that they Shall pay it with their 
town Rate in money Voted that y e price of Labour be the 

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Then the Committe appointed to make a Draught of Some 
Proper Votes and Refovles to Discourage y e Importation of 
Goods from Great Britaine Prefented a Draught which was 

unanimoufly Voted and accepted and is on file 

Voted that the town Clerk Transmit an attested Copy of the 
Same to y e Committee of merchants in Boston 
Then y e Committe that were appointed to Repair y e meeting- 
Houfe Laved their accounts before y e town which were Voted & 

accepted and Voted that they Compleat S d : Repairs 

Then y e Committe y l : were Appointed to Repair y e fence on the 
Minifterial place Reported what they had don on that affair and 
their accounts being Read they were Voted and accepted and they 

were Directed to Compleat the Same 

Then the (18) article was Read Relating to the Repairing the 
School-Houfe and it was Voted to Repair the Same and that the 
Selectmen take Care to git Said work don 
Then the meeting was Difsolved 

At a Meeting of Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 
Prentice the Same Evening after y e Selectmen had Taken the 
money Oath the following perfons after taking S d . oath were 
Sworn to the faithfull Discharge of the Several offices to which 
they were Chosen (Viz) 

mifs r Sam" : Fisk & Mofes Stone afsefsors 

m r Jedidiah Leath Constable mifr s Sam 11 Sanger & John Stearns 
Wardens 

m r Isaac Sanderfon Sealer of Leather m r Richard Clark Fence 
Viewer 

m r Christopher Grant ju r & m r Eires Tainter Surveyors of High- 
ways 

m r fs David Whitney & John Vila Hogrieves 

U: Nath 11 . Coollidge m r David Sanger & Jonas Coollidge Sur- 
veyors of Timber &c 

miir s John Chenery & Mofes Hager Howards 
mifs r Nath 11 : Coollidge and Stephen Harris Clerks of y* Market 
mifs r Samuel Cook & Nath 11 Coollidge Cullars of Hoops Staves &c 
Sworn by Jon a : Brown Town Clerk 

[21] 



At this meeting y 6 Selectmen Agreed with m r Daniel Bond to 
take Care of and Board Mary Coollidge one year at the Rate of 



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three s/ and four pence P r week and to have further Allowance 
in Case of * 

AHo at this meeting Agreed to approbate & Recomend m r Ezekiel 

Hall to be a Retailor in the Room of m r Cornelius Waldo 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 

th 

Prenti[ce] on the 14 Day of march Anno: Domini 1770 

They Agreed with m r Samuel Warrin to take Care of His 
Daughfter] for one Dollar p r Week till further Orders and m r 
Jonas White is to Supply him to that Value in Such things as is 
Nefsecary for his Family as it becomes due Weekly — 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Benjamin 

th 

Prentice on Monday the 19 Day of march Anno: Domini 1770 — 
They Signed orders on y* Town Treafurer for y e Sum of 66: 13: 4 
to be paid to the Rev d : m r . Seth Storer for his last years Sallary 
& to pay m r : Nath 11 : Harrington y e Sum of 20 pounds in part 
for his keeping y e Gramer School the last year and y e Sum of 
2:18 * to each of Mifstrefses that kept the womans School 
y e last * alfo the Sum of 5 : 15 : 5 to m r Daniel Bond it 
being in full for his Boarding Mary Coollidge & other things 
which he did for her and for his Boarding Ruth Maddox — 
at this meeting it was Agreed that Jonathan Brown take Care 
that Billings Putman's Bonds be Continued to may Cour[t] 
At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y e 2 n . Day of April AD: 1770 
at the Houfe of Jonathan Brown — - — They Signed orders on 
the Town Treafurer the Sum of £ 9 : 5 : 8 to y* Committee that 
were appointed to Repair the fence on y* 5 Minifterial place in y e 
following* 

(Viz) To Cap 1 : Daniel Whitney £4:2:0 To Cap 1 : Edward 
Harrington £3:2:8 and to m r Jonas White . . .2:0:0 

and the Sum of £ 1 : 4 : 8 To D r : Josiah Convers 

for taking Care of y e wid° Mary Maddox in her last Sicknefs and 
y* Sum of £ 1 1 : 5 : 3 to m r Nathan Coo[ * ] for his Boarding 
& nurfing &c: and the Sum of £ 9 : 3 : 4 to Nathaniel Harring- 
ton which makes the whole of his * keeping the Grammer 
School 

[32] 

At Said Meeting they Signed an other order to pay m r Jonas 
White the Sum of £ 2 : 8 : 4 in full of his Accounts & y* Sum of 
£ 4 : 8 : 1 : 2 to m r Mofes Stone in full of his Acc tt8 



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[Th]ey Gave the Surveyors of High-ways there Deftricks as they 
were the Last year See y 6 (5) Page of this Book 
m r Jonas White was Defired to Inquire into y* Circumftances of 
Samul Warrins Daughter and Report at y e next meeting and 
it was Agreed that each of y* 5 Selectmen Should See if either of 
them Can find a place for Ruth Maddox as m r White Informed 
that he could not keep her any longer and if So to make it known 
at the Next meeting 

They Agreed to meet again on the Next monday at four of the 
Clock afternoon at the Houfe of m r Benjamin Prentice to 
Transact other affairs 

At a Meeting of ^ Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Thomas 

Saltmarfh on monday 9 th Day of April AD. 1770 

They Signed on order on y 6 town Treafurer to pay the Sum of 

£ 1 : 14 : 4 to m r Mofes Stone in full of his accounts 

They Signed Indentures to bind Tabitha Learned Daughter to 
the late m r Jonas Learned to m r Jedidiah Leath She being a Poor 
Child — they alfo agreed to give m r Leath the Sum of £ 2 : 8 : 

to Cloth her with to be paid out of the next afsefsment 

It was agreed that m r Jonas White Should git y* towns Scales & 
weights from m r : Fowls and Diliver them to y** prefent Clarks 
of y 4 * Markets — alfo it was agreed that m r Mofes Stone Should 
take Ruth Maddox when She is bro 1 : to him and keep her four 
weeks and be paid by the town half a Pistereen p r Week for 
keeping her — alfo agreed that Samuel Warrin be allow'd 2/ s p r 
week for keeping his Daughter Mary & Child till y e first monday 
in may next 

And at this meeting it was Agreed to meet y e first Monday in 
Each month for the prefent year 

[33] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on y* Seventh Day of may the 
Houfe of m r : Bezaleel Learned Anno: Domini 1770 
They haveing Received a Precept fro my e Sheriff of y e County 
[of] Middlefex Requiring the Town to be afsembled to make 
Cfhoice] of a perfon to Reprefent the town in a Great & 
General Co[urt] to be Convened held and kept for his Majesty's 
Service at Hafrvard] Coledge in Cambridge on Wednesday 

th 

the 30: day of may 17 [70] 

They Ordered he Clerk to Jssue out a Warrant Directed to the 
Constable to Warn y e free holders & other Inhabitants who are 



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Quallified to Vote in y* Choice of a Reprefentative to meet at 

th 

the Publick meeting in S d : Town on monday y e 14 day of this 

Instant may for y e purpose aboveSaid 

alio to Warn the freeholders & other Inhabitants of Watertown 
who are Quallified to vote in town affairs to afsemble on the 
Day afore Said to meet at the publick-meeting on y e Same Day at 
3 th of the Clock afternoon to act on the following Articles (Viz) 
First to Choose a moderator for S d : meeting (2 ly ) To Choose a 
Committee to Examin y e Treafurers accounts & to act thereon as 
they think fitt. 3 ly For the town to act any thing Relating to the 
Support of Mary Warrin and her Child and do any thing Relating 
thereto they may think best. 4 ly : For y* town to come into Some 
Method to Improve a Small peice of Land now Lying within y e 
town of Cambridge that belongs to the town of Watertown and 
act any thing Relating there [to] they may think proper. 5 th To 
know y* minde of y* town whether they will joine with y e other 
towns Concerned in y e Support of the Great Bridge in Petitioning 
y e General Court for Some Releif in Suppor[t of] Said Bridge 
and do anything Relating thereto they may think pr[oper]. 
6 ly For the town to Choofe any town officers in y* 5 Roome of any 
that w[ere] Chofe in the month of march Last who Refuse or 
Neglect to take the oaths Required by law to be taken. 7 ly : to 
hear the pleas of any of the Constables for abating any perfons 
Rates in their lists and act any thing thereon they may think best. 
8 Iy : For y e town to Agree upon Some Method for the more 
Speedy Collecting y e Interas money due to the town, and for to 
manefest their minds Relating to a Number of the Bonds which 
it is thought ought to [be] Renewed, and for ^ town to give their 
Treafurer Su[ch directions Relating thereto they may think 
proper. 

[34] 

[9] Iy To hear the Report of any Committe or Committees that 
have been Chosen for any Services and act thereon as they think 
proper. 

To Grant any Sums of money to finish the fence on y e minifterial 
place, and to Repair the School-Houfe and for other Services as 

the town may think proper. 

Warrant was Jssued out Accordingly 

Attest Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 

At Said Meeting the Selectmen Signed an order on the Treafurer 
to pay y e Sum of £ 12 : 12 : to m r John Stratton it being in 



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full for what was due to him for keeping y e writing School. — alfo 
to pay the Sum of £ 2. 17 : 3 : 1 To Cap 1 : Mireck & m r Jonas 
Harrington of Weston for Planck which they bro 1 : to the Great 
bridge 

At a Gen 11 : Town-Meeting of freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Qualified to Vote in y e Choice of a 
Reprefentative Regularly Afsembled at the publick Meeting 
Houfe in S d : Town on Monday the 14th Day of may AD 1770 — 
The Meeting being Opened and the Votes being Called for bro c . 
in Sorted and Counted it Appeared that m r John Remington 
Was Chosen by a large Majority 

At a Gen 11 Town-Meeting of the freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Qualified to Vote in town Affairs 
Regularly afsembled at the Publick Meeting House in s d : town 
on Monday y e 14 th : Day of may AD 1770 for Transacting 
Sundry affairs as Setforth in the Warrant for s d : meeting &c 

Voted & Chofe John Hunt Esq r : Moderator of S d : meeting 

Voted & Accepted the Report of the Committe apointed to 

See ye (26) Page 

Examin the Treafurers Accounts 

Voted the the affair Relating to Mary Warrin and Child be left 

to the tion of the Selectmen 

* nd Impowered the Selectmen in behalf of y e Town to 
ut or otherwise Improve that peice of land at 

[25] 

Thatchers Bank now in Cambridge that belongs to Water [town] 
in Such a Manner as they think will be most for the Ad[van]tage 
of the town w ^ 

Voted that the Reprefentative joine with the other towns in 
Supporting the Great-Bridge in Petitioning the Great & [General] 
Court for Some Relief in the Support of s d : Bridge 
Voted and Chose m r Jsaac Sanderfon to Serve Constable in the 

Roo[m of] m r : Edw d : Richardfon 

Voted and Chose m r : James Hay Tythingman in y e Room of m r 
Ebenezer Stetfon who was Excufed from Serving this year — 
Voted that the town Treafurer be Directed to Collect all the 
money due to the town before Eleventh day of December and git 
Such of the Bonds Renewed as is Needful by first day of August 



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next or otherwise Diliver them to Attorney to be put in Suit 

Voted and Granted £ 4 pounds to finifh the fence on y e 
Ministerial] Place 

Voted & Granted y e Sum of £ 1 : 1 : to Sattisfie the Accounts 
for Warning out perfons taken in by the wid°: Sufanna murch 
James Vila Deceast. Benjamin Felton, Josiah Stowel, & Eb[ * ] 
Goddard, Deceast « — , 

Voted and Granted : 10 : to pay Jonathan Brown for writings 
don for the town 

At this meeting Jsaac Sanderfon was Sworn to y e office of Con- 
stable and John Tainter ju r to y 6 office of Tythingman 

P r John Hunt Jus: peace 



At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Bez[aleel] 

th 

Learned on the 16. day of may AD 1770 

They Signed an order on the town Treafurer to pay m r Joh[n] 
Stratton £ 12:12:0 for keeping the writing School last [year] 
and to pay the Sum of 2 : 17 : 3 :1 to Capt. Mirick [and] Jonas 
Harrington for Plank they bro 1 : to the Bridge 

[36] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Edward 
Richardfon on Monday y e 11 th : Day of June. 1770 — 
[In] order to Sell or lease the Landing place at Thatchers [Ba]nk 
(So Called) lying within the Bounds of Cambridge the Selectmen 
of Cambridge having Sent a Letter Desireing [a] Conference 
with y e Selectmen of Watertown on y e affair Before they 
Proceeded to do any thing Relating to y e Said Leafeing or Selling 
S d : Landing place, which was greed to and they ordered the Clerk 
to notifie the Selectmen of Cambridge that they would meet them 
at m r : Edward Richardfons in Watertown Next Fryday at five of 

the Clock P : M : to Confear on y« S d : affair 

Which was don Accordingly Attest Jon a : Brown Town Cler 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e Houfe of m r Edwardfon on 

Fryday June y e . 15 th : 1770 The Selectmen of Cambridge 

being prefent made Some Claim ot the Landing at Thatchers Bank 

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in Cambridge and use'd Sundry Arguments [to] make out their 
Claim which the Selectmen did not think proper to acceed to — 
therefore it was agreed that the Selectmen of each town meet 
again on Monday y 6 Second day of July Next at Said Landing 
place to See if they can agree upon any Method to put an end to 

any Difpute about Said Landing place 

At this meeting y e Selectmen being informed that m r William 
Goding is in Very Needy Circumftances it was agreed that 
m r : Nehemiah Mafon Should go to his Houfe and See what he 

is in prefent want of and Releive for y* prefent 

And it was Agreed at this meeting that the Town Clerk write 
an order to the Selectmen of Weston to pay Cap": Mirick and m r 
Jonas Harrington ju r for what Planck they Bro 1 : to the Great 
Bridge in Watertown 



The Com tee Appointed to Examin the Town Treafurers Acc ts 
march y e 4- 1770 — Report as followeth (Viz) Upon Exam- 
ination of y e town Treafurers acc tts find them well Vouch't and 
Right Cast 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen of Watertown Weston & Waltham 
on Monday y e 25 th Day of June AD 1770 at the Houfe of U : 
Nathaniel Coollidge. it was Agreed that the Committe that were 
Chofen on the Siteenth day of Feb 17 last to Repair the great 
Bridge Should Proceed to Finish Said Repairs as Soon as Con- 
veniantly may be and to do it Such way and Manner as they 

think best of the Towns Concerned 

At a Meeting of y* Selectmen of Watertown & Cambridge on the 
Second day of July AD 1770 at the Landing Place near m r 
Thatchers after Viewing the Same they agreed to meet again on 
Monday Next and Lay open the way to the River and Divide y e 
landing between the towns to prevent any further Dispute about 
y e Same 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the Ninth day of July the 
Selectmen of Cambridge being present after Viewing the landing 
place above Mentioned it was tho 1 : best to make Some alterations 
with m r Seth Hastings in the way to s d : Landing place and 
Collonel Thomas Oliver being Present, at the Desire of the Se- 



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Sam 11 Fisk 
Mofes Stone \ 
Nath 11 Harrington J 




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lectmen of each town he undertook to Stake out the way according 
to Some Purpofals that had been made for the Confirmation of y* 
Selectmen if they tho 1 : proper, it was alfo agreed that the S d : 
way Should be opened by y e first day of November next — 
At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Bez 11 Learned 
on Thursday the sixth Day of Sep r : 1770 — They Approved of the 
following perfons Renewing their Licences (Viz) 
mifs rcs . Edward Richardfon, Bezaleel Learned, Nathaniel 
Cooll[idge,] and Thomas Wellington to be Inn-holders, and 
mifu s Io * White, Ezekiel Hall, Josiah Capen, and John 
H * to be Retailors 



[28] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Mofes Stone on 

Thursday y e 20 th day of Sep r . AD 1770 

They Signed an order on the town Treafurer to pay the Sum 
of Six pounds to mifs rs Daniel Whitney & Nathan Coollidge Each 
to have three pounds it being what was Granted them for Collect- 
ing the Tax's the year past 

and Whereas Ruth Maddox is turned upon the Selectmen to take 
care of & at prefent they cannot finde any perfon that Jnclines 
to take her. They have Agreed to meet at the Houfe of m r 
Edward Richardfon on the first monday of October next at five 
of the Clock afternoon to put her out for y e prefent to the perfon 
that will take her on the most eafie Terms for the Town. 

At a Meeting of y** Selectmen of Watertown Weston and 
Waltham of y° 17 th . Day of Sep r : AD 1770 at the Houfe of m r 
Isaac Gleafon Inn-holder in Waltham They Adjusted & Pro- 
portioned the Charge of Repairing & maintaining the Great 
Bridge in Watertown the year past ammounting to the Sum of 
£ 47 : 6 : 1 : 3 and Signed the Same which is Entered at Large in 
y e Second Book in y e Treafury Page (69) — 
At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r : Edward 
Richardfon on Monday y e first Day of Oct r AD: 1770 — 
In order to put out Ruth Maddox, but as there was not any perfon 
that Appeared that was Willing to take her y e Selectmen Agreed 
with m r : Ebenezer Stone ju r to keep her a few days Longer till 
they can finde Some other Place for her & he is to have Such 
Allowance therefor as it may be worth 



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at this meeting the Selectmen agreed that m r Jonas White or m r 
Jonathan Bemis take Care to git the High-way under the Rocks 
repaired as Soon as may be & that m r Mofes Stone & Jonathan 
Brown git the High-way from Jenifons Hill (So Called) to m r 
David Coollidges Repaired as Soon as may be and Such perfons 
as will work, it Shall be allow'd * 
of their Next years High-way Rate 

[29] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen of Watertown & Cambridge on 
the 19 th : Day of November 1770 ^ 

In order to Settle the Dispute with Regard to the Landing and 
way thereto on Charls-River on the South Side of Samuels Hill 
(So Called) The Selectmen of Watertown voted unanimously 
First that the Road or way Leading down to the Landing place 
on Charls River by the Side of Samuels Hill Is the Kings High- 
way ^ «s 

Secondly that any Gates Barrs or Fence acrofs said way is not 
to be Considered as continued by the Consent of us the Selectmen 

of Watertown (Viz) Because it is the Kings High-way 

Jon a : Brown 
Mofes Stone 
Jonas White 
Jonathan Bemis 
Nehemiah Mafon 

At a Meeting of y Selectmen of Cambridge on y e 19 th day of 
Nov r . 1770 — 

In consideration of the above Vote of the Selectmen of Watertown 

and for Divers other Considerations Unanimously Voted 

1 That the Road or way leading down to the Landing Place on 
Charls-River by y e Side of Samuels Hill Js is Kings High- 
way v — -\ 

2 ly That any Gate Barrs or Fence acrofs Said way is not to be 
Considered as continued by the Consent of us the Selectmen of 
Cambridge (Viz) Because it is the King's High-Way » — > 

W m : Brattle 
Eben r : Stedman 
Edw d , Marrett 
Joseph Wellington 
Joseph Adams ju r 
Tho s : Gardiner 

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[30] 

At the Meeting of y e Selectmen of Cambridge & Watertown 
Mentioned on the other Side the following Agreement was 
Entered into to be Laid before each town for Confirmation (Viz) 



Cambridge November the 19 th Day 1770 

Be it remembered that on the 19 th Day of Nov 1 " 1770 

The Selectmen of Cambridge and the Selectmen of Watertown 
being meet together to determin the Respective Rights of the two 
towns aforesaid to the Landing place on Charls-River by the Side 
of Samuels Hill in Cambridge aforesaid, It was mutually agreed 
upon by & Between The Selectmen of said Towns that the Choice 
of the two parts of Said Landing place Should be Determined 
by Lott, and Thereupon two Lotts being Cast, On the One the 
word North being Wrote & on the other the word South being 
wrote, They being put into a Hat and being Drawn out, The Lott 
North was Drawn by The Selectmen of the Town of Cambridge, 
and the Lott South by The Selectmen of the town of Watertown, 
Whereupon it was Agreed by and between the Selectmen of the 
Said Towns of Cambridge & Watertown That the Moiety or 
one half part of Said Landing Place from the North Be and 
Remain to the Said Town of Cambridge For Ever — And that 
the other Moiety or half part of Said Landing place from the 
South Be and Remain unto the Said Town of Watertown For 
Ever In Witnefs whereof the Selectmen of Said Towns of 
Cambridge and Watertown have Hereunto Interchangably Set 
their Hands the day and year afore written 



Jon a : Brown 
Mofes Stone 
Jonas White 
Jonathan Bemis 
Nehemiah Mafon 



Selectmen 
of 

Watertown 



W m Brattle 
Eben r Stedman 
Edwa d Marrett 
Joseph Wellington 
Joseph Adams ju r 
Tho s Gardner 



Selectmen 
of 

Cambridge 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of Jonathan Brown 
on Monday the 3 d Day December Anno: Domini 1770 
It was Agreed that Mifs rs , Mofes Stone Jonas White & Nehemiah 
Mafon being the Major part of y e Selectmen attend the Quarter 
Sefsions the Next Day at Charlstown and Endavour that the 
Town be Secured from the Charge of Maintaining Mary Warrins 
Child 



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[31] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on Thursday y e : 20 th Day of 
December Anno: Domini 1770 at the Houfe of L l : Nathaniel 
Coollidge 

Ruth Maddox being Destitute of a place and m r Ebenezer Stone 
ju r Jnforming the Selectmen that he cant keep her any Longer — 
Jt was Agreed that m r Mofes Stone take her the Next Day and 
keep her half the time till the next march Meeting for the 
Choice of Town officers &c, and that m r Jonathan Bemis keep 
her the other half part of Said time till Said Meeting, and if She 
Dont earn her Board they are to have any Sum they think it is 

Worth not Exceeding one pistereen p r week 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the Houfe of m r Nehemiah on 

Fryday the 28 th Day of December Anno: Domini 1770 < — s 

To Consider what is proper to be don Relating to Sarah Learneds 

Child it being Dilivered to the Selectmen to take Care of 

It was Agreed to take the advice of m r Sewall whether he tho 1 : 
it was the poor of Watertown or Boston and Proceed according 
to his advice Relating thereto, and it was Agreed that mifs rs 
Mofes Stone and Jonas White wait on m r Sewall Next monday 
morning and proceed in the affair According to his Advice & 
Direction 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houfe of L l : Nathaniel 

Coollidge on the 11 th Day of Jan ry : Anno: Domini 1771 

Mifs rs Jsaac Sanderfon & Jedidiah gave Bond to the town 
Treafurer for their faithfull Collecting & paying in y e Tax's 
The Selectmen Signed orders on y e town Treafurer for allowing 
the High-way Rate out of y e town Rate to Such as had worked it 
out alio an order to pay Rev d : m r Seth Storer his Sallary for 
y* present year it being £ 66" 13 s : 4 d and the Sum of £ 7 : 6 : — 
to the town Creditors which was granted them at last march 
meeting 

at this meeting it was agreed that m r Moses Stone provide Some 
Necefsary things for Clothing for Ruth Maddox and bring in his 
account & be paid out of the Treafury 

[32] 



The Proceedings of the School Committe for y e year 1770 — 
At a Meeting of s d : Com n . y e 5 th day of march 1770 at y e 
meeting houfe They Agreed that m r Nathaniel Harrington keep 



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the Grammer School till their next Meeting 

At a Meeting of S d : Com tte at the Houie of m r : Benj". Prentice 
on the 22 n Day of march. 1770 It was Agreed that m r Harrington 
Should keep the Grammer School one Month from y* march 
meeting if he is willing, and it was further Agreed that three of 
the Committe (Viz) Mifs rs . Thomas Clark Sam 11 White and 
Samuel Sanger Should take care to provide another Master to 
take the School whem Master Harringtons time is up — and it 
Appearing that m r : Harrington was not willing to keep any 
Longer the Com tte . Agreed with Nathanial Bond for a Quarter of 
a year to begin the Second day of April and he to have at the 

Rate of 33 : 6 : 8 P r year 

At a Meeting of y e Committee at the Houfe of m r : Edward 
Richardfon on the 4 th Day of June 1770 it was Agreed to have 
five womens School to begin on the Eleventh day of June Inftant 
(Viz) Sarah Learned to keep one at the Houfe of m r : Bezaleel 
Stephen Whitney's wife at their Houfe, Hannah Bright at her 
fathers Houfe, Christopher Grant juniors wife at their Houfe, 
& Kezia Stone at the New-School Houfe < — v 
July y e 30- 1770 

At a Meeting of the School Com tte at the Houfe of m r : Nathaniel 
Coollidge it was Agreed that the womens Schools Should be kept 
four weeks Longer, which will be twelve weeks in the whole and 
will Extend to y e first day of September and it was Agreed that 
m r : Bond be Desired to keep y e Gram 1 " School an other Quarter, 

which he did and began on the thirteenth day of August. 

At a meeting of y 6 School Com tte on the 22 th day of Nov 1 ": at the 
Houfe of m r : Bezaleel Learned M r : Bond being yet in the it 
was Determined that he Should keep out an other Quarter if he 
be willing 

at 

[33] 

At Said Meeting it was Agreed that the wrighting Schools at 
the New School-Houfe begin on Monday next but m r Stratton 
Desireing to have one Week to turn himself and Settle his own 
Businefs He promised to open Said School on Monday the third 
day of December next and to keep it for two Dollars a Week or 

Eighteen pounds old Tenor p r month 

On Tuesday the 4 th Day of Dec 1 ": 1770. The School Committe 
Meet at the Houfe of M r : Nathaniel Coollidge and m r : Bond 
having Said he Choofe to leave the Grammer School. — It was 
agreed that each one of the Com tte Should inquire and look out 
for an other Mafter 



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At a Meeting of the School Com" on the 14 tn Day of Dec r 

at the Houie of m r : Nathaniel Coollidge M r : Bond being yet in 
the School — It was Agreed that m r : Thomas Clark be Deiired 
to Desire M r : Bond to keep the Grammer School till March 
Meeting And in Case he Refuse Leiv 1 . Whitney & M r : Sam 11 
White were to try for m r Nathaniel Harrington ju r 

At a Meeting of the School Comm" the 23 th : Day of Jan r >' 1771 — 
It was Agreed that the writting School Should be keept Nine 
weeks in each part of the town, The Easterly part of y e town to 
have one Week Longer, In as much as the School-Houi'e is their 
own 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen at the Houie of m r Bezaleel 

Learned on Monday the 11 th : day of February AD 1771. 

It being thought Necefsary to put Some timber under Tredaways 
Bridge (So Called) to Support that part that yet Remains to 
prevent any Damage being don by its falling when men or 
Hories & Carriages are pafsing over the Same, the Selectmen 
Desired Some of the Neighbours to aisiit which they did & 
partly Secured the Same, and Agreed that Jonathan Brown 
Compleat the work the next day if the weather Permit, and 

that the Expence be paid out of the Treaiury 

at this meeting it was agreed that m r Moles Stone take the widow 
Tabitha Learneds Child for the present 

[34] 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Monday the 18 th day of 
Feb^': AD 1771 at the Houfe of m r Thomas Wellington 
They Agreed to have a Publick Town Meeting on Monday the 

n 

4 th Day of march Next at 12 of y* Clock at noon at the publick 
Meeting Houie in S d : Town, and ordered the Clerk to Issue out 
Warrants directed to y e Several Constables to warn Sc all y* free- 
holders and others Inhabitants of Watertown to Aisemble & meet 
at Said time & place for the Ends following (Viz) First to Choofe 
a moderator for said Meeting (2 ly ) To Choofe Selectmen a 
Town-Clerk and Trealurer and all other town officers Required 
by law to be Chofe in the month of march annually (3 ly ) To 
Choofe a Saxton & agree how he Shall be paid for his Service 
(4 ly ) To put in their Votes for a County Treafurer and Register 
v-^ (5 ly ) To know the minde of the town whether Swine Shall 



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Run at large y* Present year (6 ly ) To Choofe a Committe to 
Examin y e town Treafurers acc lts (7 ly ) To Appropriate y e Interest 
mony coming to the town y e present year — (8 ly ) To grant a 
Sallary for y* Rev d : m r : Seth Storer for the year ensueing it 
begining the first day of march Next. (9 ly ) To grant money to 
Support the Schools that may be Agreed upon & act anything 
thereon the town may think proper (10 ly ) To grant money to 
Support y e poor (11 th ) To grant money to Repair the great 
Bridge & Tread ways Bridge (So Called) and act any thing 
thereon the town may think proper — (12 th ) To hear the 
Accounts of those persons that the town is Indebted to & grant 
money to pay the Same ( 13 th To grant money to Repair the High- 
ways & town-ways and Act any thing thereon the town may 
think proper, (14 th ) To hear the pleas of any of the Late Con- 
stables for abating any Perticular persons Rates in their lists 
& to Act any thing thereon they think best. (15 th ) To hear what 
^ Selectmen have don Relating to y e Landing place at Samuels 
Hill (So Called) and to act anything further thereon they may 
think proper, (16 Iy ) To know the minde of the town Whether 
they will Erect two School Houfes one in the Westerly, and the 
other in the Easterly part of the town and Whether y e Grammer 
School Shall be kept one half of the time at one end of y e town 
and the other half at the other end of the town and to act any 
thing Relating to y e Building s d : School-Houfes &c. as the town 
may think proper, alio to Notifie the town Creditors to bring in 
ther accounts to y e Selectmen at Houfe of h l : Nathaniel Coollidge 
on Fryday the first day of march Next at 4 of the Clock afternoon 
[Warrants] Issued accordingly 

P r Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk — 



[35] 

At y e Said Meeting it was Agreed that m r : Mofes Stone Should 
Desire M r : Simon Hastings Set the Bell of y e Meeting Houfe up 
again & Repair the Wheel and bring his Account to y e Selectmen 
at their Meeting the first day of march Next 
at this meeting they Received a Notification from m r John Rem- 
ington that he Received into his houfe one Mary Benjamin from 

Concord on the Sixth day of October A. D. 1770 

alio one from m r Jonas White that he Received one George Allen 
who came from Boston in the month of June A. D. 1770 
at this Meeting they Signed an order on y e Treafurer to pay Six- 
teen pounds to y e School miftrefses 



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At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at y e House of m r Jonathan Bemis 
on y e 19 Day of Feb^: A. D. 1771. M r Phinehas Stearns gave 
in Notifications that on y e 15 th Day of April AD 1769 he 
Received into his Houfe one John Hackleton & Bethiah his wife 
who Came last from Dorchester on y e Day afore Said \ — k alfo 
that he had Received one Stephen Wellman into his Houfe in y* 

month of October A. D. 1769 who came last from Maiden • 

m r : Nehemiah Mafon gave in a Notification that on y e 18 day 
of may 1767 he Received into his Houfe one Simeon Pratt who 
came last from Boston on the day afore Said — alfo that he 
Received into his Houfe one Eunis Parker who came last from 
Lexington on the 22 n Day of Oct r 1769 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Fryday the 1. day of march 
AD 1771 at the Houfe of m r Nathaniel Coollidge for taking the 
accounts of thofe perfons the town is Indebted to the following 
were bro 1 : in (Viz) — m r Mofes Stone bro 1 in Account for 
Boarding for Ruth Maddox & Clothing &c, and for Cash paid 
for advice Relating to Mary Warrin & Sarah Learneds Child 
ammounting to £ 1 : : 10 — 

m r Nehemiah Mafon bro 1 : in an Acc" for things for 
William Godding which came to £0:5: 8 — 

m r : Ebenezer Stone ju r bro 1 : an Account for ^ 
Boarding Ruth Maddox five Weeks \ 0:6: — 

Cap 1 : Edward Harrington bro 1 : in an account for 1 
labour and Meterials at the Minifterial place which \ 
Comes to J 1:16:4 

Capt 1 : Daniel Whitney Sent in his account for 1 
Labour & Meterials at the Minifterial place that \ 
comes to J 2 : 9 : 6 

m r John Cook bro< : an acc" for 48 feet of Slitwork * 



[36] 

Daniel Bonds account for Boarding Mary Coollidge from the 
18 th Day of march 1770 till the 18 th day of march 1771 being 52 

Weeks at 3/4 P r week Comes to 8:13:4 

and for Mending her Clothing &c : 8:0 

9:1:4 



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1 

34 Watertown Records. 

m r Jonas Whites account for Labour &c at the 
minifterial place Comes to and for Boarding 

Ruth Maddox J 1 : 14 : 4 

alfo another Account for Mending y e School Houfe 1 
windows and Sundry other things for which he \ 
paid Cash j 0:12:0 



} 



2:6:4 



At this meeting m r . Richard Clark Appeared & Settled his High- 
way Rates — and m r John Cook being present desired Liberty to 
fetch Some old plank from Daniel Fullars that belongs to 
Watertown Weston & Waltham to lay on the Bridge over his 
Wast till Such time as he Can Repair his Bridge Sufficiently 
which was Agreed to, alfo to use as many more of y e old plank as 
is Needfull for the Present, he to Return them when Called for 
at this meeting the Selectmen Signed an Order on y e Treafurer to 
pay the sum of £ 46 : 7 : : 1 to the Several perfons that found 
the meterials and did the Repairs of the Great Bridge from y e 

15 day of February 1770 till this Day 

m r John Cook gave in a Written Notification that on the 26 day 
of July 1770 he Received one Penuel Park into his houfe who 
Came Last from Newton 



The following Accounts were bro 1 : into the Selectmen to be 
laid before the Town (Viz) To Dea n : Samuel Fisk for Serveing 

afsefsor y e year past : 18 " 

to m r Mofes Stone for like Service 0:18" 

to Jon a Brown for Service as Treafurer & afsefsor — 3:11" 

to Simon Hastings for Labour and Meterials 1 : 11 " 10 

to Jonas Hastings for Stones for Bridges &c " 10" 8 

to Sam 11 : Jenifon for 4 Large Stones 0" 6" 

to Richard Clark for Stones for Bridges " 6 " 

to D r Marfhal Spring for attendance of Jonas 

Learned Dea d ^ 2 " 8 " 



10 : 9 : 6 



Likewife m r Thomas Draper bro 1 : an account for 1 
Boarding & Clothing Sarah Learneds Child \ 3:7:4 

ammounting to J 
and Sam 11 Benjamin for Boarding &c for John ) 4:5:0 
ju r wife ammounting to y e Sum of ) 



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Voted & Chose for Selectmen 



JVatertown Records. 35 

[37] 

At a General Town Meeting of y e freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Watertown who are Quallified to Vote in town Affairs 
Regularly Afsembled at the Publick Meeting Houfe in s d Town 
on Monday 4 th Day of march AD: 1771 for the Choice of town 

officers and other affairs as Setforth in the Warrants &c 

Voted & Chofe Dea n : Samuel Fisk Moderator for s d : Meeting v— v 

m r John Remington 
m r Nath 11 Stone 
m r Tho s : Clark 
Dea n Sam 11 Fisk 
m r : Nehe h Mafon 
Voted & Chofe for Town-Clerk & Treafurer Jon a : Brown 

f Dea n . Sam 11 Fisk 
Voted & Chofe for Afsefsors ■! m r Mofes Stone 

[ Jon a Brown 

Voted & Chose for Constables m r : Samuel Barnard & M r : Elijah 
Bond 

Voted & Chose for Collectors of Tax's mifr rs Samuel Barnard & 
Elijah Bond 

Voted & Granted y* Sum of £ 3 to pay the Collectors for their 
Service 

m r : Sam 11 : Barnard & m r Elijah Bond informed the town that 
they had Agreed with m r : David Sanger and m r Isaac Sanderfon 
to Serve in their Room if the town would Accept them — then 
the town voted and accepted mifu rs David Sanger & Isaac Sander- 
fon to Serve Constables & Collectors in the Room of Samuel 
Barnard & Elijah Bond 

Voted & Chofe for Wardens mifsu rs Joseph Coollidge & Sam 11 : 
Benjamin 

Voted & Chofe Sealer of Leather m r Stephen Whitney 

Voted & Chofe Fence-viewer mif rs Phinehas Child & Israel 

Whitney 

m r Mofes Stone 
m r Jonas White 
m r David Bemis 
m r Richard Clark 
Voted & Chofe Tything-men mif rs Phin s : Child & Sam 11 Hager 
Voted & Chofe Hogrieves mif s David Barnard & Thomas Draper 

Voted & Choie Surveyors of Timber f mF J onas Coollidge 
Plank &c i mr David Sanger 

[ L r Nathaniel Coollidge 



Voted & Chose Surveyors of High-ways 



) 



36 Watertown Records. 

Voted & Chofe Howards mif rs Sam 11 : Warrin & Ezekiel Whitney 
Voted & Chofe Clerks of y e markets m r Jedidi h Leath & U: Nath 1 
Coollidge 

Voted & Chofe Cullars of Hoops Staves &c Sam 11 Cook & Smith 
Prentice 

Voted & Chofe m r Simon Hastings Saxton & Granted him £ 3 
pound for his Serfvice] 

Then the Votes were bro 1 : in for a County Treafurer & 
Regist[er] 

Voted that Swine be Shut up this year 



[38] 

f m r Nath 1 Harrington 
Voted for a Committe to Examin y 6 J m r Sam 11 White 
Treafurers Acc" s j m r Sam ii Fisk 

Voted to Appropriate the Interest money as it was Last year (Viz) 

5/4 to the School and the Remainder to the Minifter 

Voted & Granted y e Sum of 66 : 13 : 4 as a Sallery for y* Rev d 
m r *Seth Storer the prefent year the Interest mo ^ ey to be part and 
the Remainder to be afsest 

then Voted & Granted the Sum of £ 100 pounds to Repair y* 

High-ways & town ways the present year 

Voted that the Surveyors of High-ways provide two good 
plows for y e use of the town in Mending the High-ways & bring 
in their acc" at next may meeting to be allowed 
Then Voted that the meeting with y e Remaining businefs Should 
be Adjourned till Next monday at two of y* Clock afternoon at 
this place 

Then the Moderator Declared it accordingly Adjourned 

March y* 5 4 th 1771. Jonathan Brown was Sworn to the offices 
of Town-Clerk Town-Treafurer & afsefsor by John Hunt Jus: 
peace 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen the Same Evening at the Houfe 
of m r Bezaleel Learned all the Selectmen took y e oath Relating to 
the other Government Bills — after which the persons after- 
named after taking said oath were Sworn to the faithfull discharge 
of the Several offices to which they were this day Chofen (Viz) 

Dea n . Sam 11 Fisk & m r Mofes Stone afsefsors 

mif r Isaac Sanderfon & David Sanger Constables 

mif r Joseph Coollidge & Samuel Benjamin Wardens 



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mif r Phinehas Child & Israel Whitney Fence Viewers 

mif rs Mofes Stone Jonas White David Bemis & Richard Clark 
Surveyors of High-ways 

mif rs Phinehas Child & Samuel Hager Tythingmen 

m r Thomas Draper Hogrieve 

mif r Jonas Coollidge & David Sanger Surveyors of Timber &c — 

m r Jedidiah Leath Clerk of the markets 

m r Samuel Cook Cullars of Hoops Staves &c 

All Sworn by Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 

The Town-Clerk was ordered to give out an other Notification 
to the Constables to Summon the other officers to appear at 
M r Bezaleel Learneds Next monday evening at 6 of y* Clock 
to be Sworn 

[39] 

At a Gen 11 : Town-Meeting of ^ freeholders and other Inhabitants 

th 

of Watertown Regularly Afsembled on Monday y* 5 11: Day of 
march AD 1771 at the Publick-Meeting Houfe in S d Town P r : 
adjournment 

The Meeting being opened They proceded to Act further on the 

th 

(13) Article in y« Warrant for the Meeting (Viz) 

that the price of Labour be the Same it was last year (Viz) three 
Shillings P r day for a man & 3/ Shillings P r day for a Team « — , 
alfo Voted that the afsefsors make out lists of Each of the Inhabi- 
tants proportion of S d : £ 100 pounds and if any perfon or per- 
fons Shall Neglect or Refuse to work out their s d : proportion 
when Called upon by the Surveyors then they Shall pay it with 

their other town Tax's in Money 

Voted and Granted the Sum of £ 20 pounds to Support the poor — 
Voted and Granted the Sum of £ 2 pounds to Repair y e Great 
Bridge 

Then the accounts of Sundry perfons Charged to the town were 
Read ammounting to the Sum of £ 10:9:6 and the Same Sum 
was Granted to Sattiffie the Same — M r : Sam 11 : Benjamins was 
not allowed nor m r Thomas Drapers < — s 

Then the town Voted and abated part of m r Smith Prentics Rates 
in Constable Isaac Sanderfons lists it being 7/1 & Granted y e 
like Sum to make it good 

Voted & abated Thomas Dauceys Rates in S d : Sanderfons lists and 
Granted the the Sum of 15:6:2 farthings to make it good * — 4 



■ 



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Voted and abated Smith Prentices Rates in Edward Harringtons 

£ 

ju r lists and Granted the Sum of : 16 : 10 : 3 to make it good , — ' 
alio Voted & abated Said Prentices Rates in Daniel Whitney ju rs 

lists and Granted the Sum of : 10 : 4 to make it good 

Voted and abated Aaron Fefsendens Rates in Daniel Sawins 

lists & Granted the Sum of 5 s / l d to make it good 

Then the Report of the Selectmen being made Relating to 
landing place at Samuels Hill (So Called) and the Agreement 
made between the Selectmen of Watertown & Cambridge being 
Read the Town Voted and accepted & Confirmed the Same See 

S d : agreement at the (30) page of this Book 

then the (16) article was Read & after Some Debate thereon the 
Vote was Put whether the town will build two School Houfes 
one in the east and the other in the west part of the town and 
it past * 

Negative 

[40] 

Voted and Granted y e Sum of £ 33 : 6 : 8 to Support the Gram- 

mer School 

Voted & Granted y* Sum of 24 : : to Support other Schools * — k 
then put to vote whether any part of s d : 24 pounds Shall be 
Improved to Support womens Schools and the vote pafsed in 

the Negative 

Then Voted to Choofe a Committe to take care of, and provide 
for the Schools the year Eusueing 

Jon a : Brown 



V^oted & Chose for Said Committe 



m r Mofes Stone 
m r Jonas Bond 
m r David Sanger 
m r Sam 11 White 



At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on the 11 th Day of March AD 1771 

at the Houfe of m r Bezaleel Learned — 

the following perfons after taking the money oath were Sworn to 
the faithfull Discharge of the offices hereafter Mentioned (Viz) 
m r Stephen Whitney Sealer of Leather, David Barnard Hogrieve 

mif r Samuel Warrin & Ezekiel Whitney Howards 

Sworn P r Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 



At this meeting y e Selectmen Agreed with m r Stephen Harris to 
take Ruth Maddox and Board her Six months for which he is to 



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have her Labour and four pence p r week 

They alio Agreed with m r Joseph Coollidge to take & Board 
Mary Coollidge on year & he is to have at the Rate of 28/ s old 
Tenor p r week — Said Harris & Coollidge to have no further 

allowance Except in Case of Sicknefs 

the Selectmen Signed an order on the Town Treafurer to pay 
out of the treafurie the Sum of 51 : : 2 : 2 in y^ following 
manner (Viz) To m r Nath 11 : Bond in part for | 

keeping the Grammer School y e last year j 20 : : 

to m r John Stratton in full for keeping y^ writting 
School 11 
to m r Moses Stone for Clothing for y* p0 or y e year past 1 



To m r Nehe h . Mason 

To m r Eben r Stone ju r 

To Cap 1 Daniel Whitney 

To Cap 1 Edw d : Harrington 

to m r John Cook 

to m r Daniel Bond 

to m r Jonas White 

to Jon a : Brown for writings &c 



8 

5 
6 
9 
16 
2 
1 
6 
3 




10 
8 

6 
4 
2 
4 
4 




£ 51 :0 : 2 : 2 



[41] 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen on Monday y e 25 lh Day of March 

AD 1771. at the Houfe of m r Edward Richardfon 

They Agreed that m r Daniel Bond may keep Mary Coollidge the 
prefent year at the Same Rate that as it was Agreed with Joseph 
Coollidge 

At this meeting m r William Bond Informed them that m r William 
Godding lay Sick at his houfe and in Needy Circumftances they 
agreed that s d : Bond Should be allow'd Reafonable pay for his 
care & Trouble in Nurling &c for him — and m r John Remington 
Informed that Sarah Learneds Child v' put to him as a Selectman 
to take care of, and that he had agreed with m r Samuel Cook 
to take and Board it for the Present for 3/ P r week which was 
Consented to by the Selectmen 

and it was Agreed that m r Remington Provide Cotton & linin 
Cloth for two Shifts for Mary Coollidge. — alfo that m r Mofes 
Stone provide Necefsary Clothing for the widow Tabitha Learneds 
Daughter which is at his Houfe and bring in his Account to y* 
Selectmen at their Next meeting in order to be paid. 



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This being the year for Perambulating lines between towns they 
Agreed to do that Service on the 29 th Day of April Next to begin 
with Cambridge near Charls-River at Seven of the Clock in the 
morning and with Waltham at 11 th of the Clock in the forenoon 
to beging Near m r Joseph Wellingtons and to meet with Newton 
Men Near m r Phinehas Cooks at 4 of the Clock afternoon, and 
ordered the Clerk to write to the Selectmen of y* Several adjacent 
towns to give them Notice thereof. 

Letters were Sent Accordingly P r Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 
At a Meeting of the Selectmen on Monday y e first day of April 
AD 1771. at the Houfe of U: Nathaniel Coollidge They Ap- 
pointed L l : Nathaniel Coollidge to take care of y e Great Bridge 
the present year — John Hunt Sent in a Notification Informing 
that on the 23 Day of of March 1771 he Received one John 

Raymond into his houfe who came last from Charls-town. 

At this meeting They Agreed that the Surveyors of High-ways 
Should have their Deftricts as * 



[42] 

m r Mofes Stone's Deftrict To mend the High-ways as follows 
(Viz) The Country Road from the widow Mary Hastings to 
Cambridge line and the lane Called Parrys lane and the Back 
Country Road to Cambridge from the wid°: Velas. and Jenifons 
lane and the lane from the Burying place by m r Ebenezer Stones 
to s d : m r Mofes Stones. — and m r Richard Clarks Destrict as 
follows (Viz) From m r Thomas Clarks Gate under the Rocks 
to Cambridge line and the Road by s d : Richard Clarks own houfe 
to the Meeting Houfe Hill (So-Called) and the Roads from 
thence v the wid° Velas, and the town ways by Kings Common, 
alio masons & Goddings Lanes (So Called) m r Jonas Whites 
Destrict as follows (Viz) To mend the Country Road from 
Thomas Wellingtons to the wid° Mary Hastings's and the Roads 
South of the River alfo the Road from the meeting Houfe over 
the Hill to Kemballs Corner (So Called) m r David Bemis's 
Destrict as follows (Viz) To mend the Country Road from m r : 
Thomas Wellingtons to Waltham line, and the Road by Dirty- 
Green and the Road from Tainters-Corner to m r Phinehas 
Stearns's, and the Road by Jonathan Bemis's, and by m r Nathaniel 
Harringtons to Waltham line, and the Road under the Rock to 



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m r . Thomas Clarks Gate, and the Road by m r Jonas Barnards to 
Kemballs Corner, alfo the Road by Cap 1 : Whitneys to the School - 
Houfe. and the above mentioned Destricts were given to the 
afore Named Surveyors of High-ways. By order of y 6 Selectmen 

P r Jon a : Brown Town-Clerk 

April y e 23 th : 1771 Cap 1 Daniel Whitney gave in a notification 
that he Received into his House one Phinehas Robbins & Elizabeth 

his wife who came from Newton December last Likewife 

one Anna Barraye from s d Newton April y e 30 th : 1770. 

At a Meeting of y e Selectmen at the House of L 1 : Nathaniel Cool- 

lidge on Monday y e . 8 th . Day of May=l771 

They Agreed with m r Richard Clark to take Sarah Learneds Boy 
till he is twenty one years of age and to give him thirteen Shillings 
[and] fou[r] pence Lawfull money to Cloth him with 

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At this meeting m r : Mofes Stone Sent in an Account for Clothing 
which he procured for the wid° Tabitha Learneds Daughter 
which Comes to £ : 14 : 11 : 3 — alfo m r John Remington gave 
in an Account for Clothing which he procured for Mary Coollidge 
ammounting to 10/9 pence and the Selectmen Signed an order on 
The Treafurer to pay the Same. 

The Selectmen having Received a Precept from the Sheriff of the 
County Requiring them to Afsemble the Inhabitants of Watertown 
to Choofe a Suitable perfon to Reprefent them in a Great & 

A 

General Court appointed to be held & kept at Harvard-College 
in Cambridge on Wednesday y e 29 th Day of may Currant. They 
Directed y* Clerk to Issue out warrants Directing the Constables 
to warn the the Inhabitants to Afsemble at y* publick meeting 
Houfe on monday the 20 th Day of this present month of may for 

S d : purpose at one of Clock afternoon 

alfo to warn the Inhabitants who are Quallified to vote in town 
affairs to meet at the Same place on the Same day two of the 
Clock afternoon to act on the following articles (Viz) — 
First to Choofe a Moderator for s d : meeting. (2) To hear the 
Report of of y* Com" appointed to Examin y* treafurers accounts 
and to act thereon as they think fitt (3) To make an Additional 
grant for the Support of ^ e poor if the town think proper. (4) To 
know the minde of the town whether they will Sell or lease out 



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or Build a wharf on the Landing place on Charls-River within y* 
Limits of Cambridge