[Thanks to Linda Smith for transcribing this chapter]


Preparations for King Phillip's War.

   "In the same year the town agreed that in reference to an order from the General Court held the sixteenth September, 1673, to raising four troopers from this town; so it is that John Foster, Jacob Dingley—Jos. Waterman and Daniel G. White, have voluntary tendered themselves to serve as troops for the ensuing year for this town and it is voted by the town that the pistols which belonged to the troopers formerly, that now are put into these troopers hands, are by them to be repaired and to be answered to them at the next town rate and the aforesaid troopers at the end of the year shall deliver them up to the Town's order in sufficient ‘kelter' for service."   "Also agreed to appoint a jury, and sworn by the governor, to lay out all the highways of the township.   Lieut. Peregrine White and others served."

   "Agreed by the town that the inhabitants are willing that Isaac Billington and his family, being distressed by reason of the late trouble with the Indians, this winter to reside in this town."   "Also that the inhabitants gave in the amounts of the damages they had suffered by the late war with the Indians as to the loss besides, horses, saddles and guns and arms, which was to be sent to the committee at Plymouth by Ensign Mark Eames."
   "Also the inhabitants voted that there be three watches in the town, one at the Governor's (Winslow) residence, one at the Mill, and one at Thos. Macomber; and they have also voted Wm. Ford—Isaac Little and John Carver be added to Lieut. Peregrine White and Ensign Mark Eames as to the ordering the watches to be equally divided and disposed for



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