History of Marshfield. 89

[Thanks to Sarah Sully for transcribing this chapter]

   "At a meeting of the town, an attempt was made for an appropriation to build a meeting house & school house in the North part of the town, but it failed of a Majority vote."
   "At town meeting the town voted that any person in this town shall have the keeping of the town's new law book that will give the town the most money for it and keep it for the use of any of the inhabitants of said town to look into as they need but not to carry it from the person that pays his money to the town Treasurer for it—Mr. John Little bid 23 shillings for the priveledge of keeping the said book & is to have it, paying his money as above said."
   "Also agreed that if any persons shall appear to make as much and convenient room for the Negroes and Indians as they now use without prejudice to any other seats in the meeting house at their own change shall have liberty to have those seats they use to set in to build pews."
   "Also the town agreed that the Swine belonging to the inhabitants of this town have liberty to run at large for the year ensuing being well yoked and ringed as the law direct."
   In 1728 Marshfield appointed a day for letting out the town's part of £60,000 which the General Court appropriated to the towns, to be let to freeholders of the town in sums not exceeding £20, on good security.


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