|EARLY SETTLEMENT OF BRIDGEWATER.||65|
[Thanks to Betty White for transcribing the History section]
For the ways over at Joseph Hayward's. Elihu Brett, Nathaniel Brett, John Bolton, Zaccheus Packard, John Kingman.
For South Brook to Comfort Willis'. Samuel Washburn, John Washburn, Goodman (Nathaniel) Conant, John Leonard, Benjamin Washburn.
For the bridge at Ensign Haward's.Samuel Edson, Ensign Haward, Edward Fobes, John Ames.
For Salisbury Plain.John Hayward on the plain, and Thomas Snell.
For Mile Brook.John Willis, Benjamin Willis, John Aldrich.
|1689.||Lieutenant Hayward and Samuel Allen chosen agents to go to Plymouth about settling the Gournet.|
|"||John Willis appointed by court to solemnize marriages, to summon witnesses before grand jurors, and to administer oaths, &c.|
|"||Josiah Edson, Nicolas Byram, and Edward Mitchell to issue the difference between the town and John Soul and Joseph Brastraw, (Barstow,) about the four mile line.|
|"||David Perkins, John Ames, and Samuel Washburn to get in Mr. Keith's salary by all loving persuasions and legal means.|
|1690.||It was voted to be at charges for procuring a charter and to bear their proportion of the expense in case it may be obtained, and but one, Giles Leach, voted against it, and two appeared afterwards and spoke by word of mouth: voted also that Mr. Wiswall should be their agent to act for them.|
|1691.||It was voted the constables would not pay any more money towards the Canada expedition, till their own charges on that account be paid, and the rest of the towns in the colony had gathered and paid their proportion, as they themselves had done: and until further order of court at New Plymouth.|
|1694.||It was granted that Mr. David Perkins should have liberty to make a dam across the river below his house,|
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