1663. Town Record Selections.
"At the town meeting there was a contribution for the relief of Ed. Bumpus to 6 bushels of corn of which Major Josias Winslow furnished 2 bush.Jos. Beadle 1 bush.John Dingley ½ bush.Mr. Bourne and Bradford 1 bush.John Rogers a bushelJosiah Keen half a bush.Ensign Eames ½ bush. and these persons to be answered at the next town's rate."
"At said town meeting the inhabitants present have agreed as to the maintenance of Rev. Samuel Arnold in the work of the ministry, that for the present year that this shall be raised by way of rate; viz: thirty-five pounds shall be raised upon the estates of the whole town equally as upon other town rates, and the other five pounds to be paid particularly by the church and the one half being £1710s to be paid betwixt this and the first of March next, and the other to be paid at or before the 15th of November in the year, 1664, and these payments to be made in corn, cattle, butter or English goods at current prices."
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