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Answered: That they never knew any apointed for that office; nor knew that Mr. Estwick was in that place.

The Lt. Govern' demanded of this Board to appoint an officer for collecting the duties of impost in this Province, and proposed Capt Cobbett.

Ordered, That Capt. Cobbett be appointed the officer for collecting the duties of Impost in this Province.

The Lt. Govern' proposed to this Board that an order should be issued out to the selectmen of each Town to inspect the towne stock, and in case any want or defect to be immediately supplied.

Ordered, That warrants be issued out accordingly.

The Lt. Govern" desired of the Councill that whenever they are upon the attack of any place, they immediately dispatch an Express to him.

The Lt. Goven' askt the Board, if they had any thing to offer for their Maj’ties' service.

The Board answered, nothing:

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B. II. p. 143.

The Councill called and sat the same day, at 7 of the clock past meridian.

Present — The Lt. Govern'
Nath'. Fryar )
Robt. Elliott Esqs.

Rich. Waldron Peter Coffin ) The Lieut. [Governor) acquainted the Board that he had received accts. from Capt. Packer of a track of the Indians discovered at Greenland; that this occasion was the reason of calling them, and that he thought it convenient to raise men forthwith to pursue the enemy this night, and desired the Councill to give their opinion thereon.

The Councill declared it is necessary, and to be done forthwith.

The Lt. Govern' proposed where the men should meet to Rendezvous.

Advised — at Joseph Berrie's house at Greenland; so to march under the comand of Capt. Thwing to range the woods between Exeter, Hampton & Portsmouth this night. Ordered.

The Council was dismist.

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Wm. & MARY by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, King & Queen, defenders of the Faith &c.:—to all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting: Know ye, that we, of our especial grace, certaine knowledge, & meer motion, for ye due encouragement of settling a new plantation, by & with the advice & consent of our Council, have given & granted, & by these presents, as far as in us lies, do give and grant unto our beloved subjects, Isack Godfrey, Tho. Philbrook, jun., Gersham Elkins, Sam'. Colcott, Tho. Webster, Sam'. Derbon, Wm. Godfrey, Jacob Garland, Jno. Mason, Ebenezer Webster*, Nath'. Sanbourn, Benja. Sanbourn, Jno. Moulton, Dan'. Moulton, Francis Touse, & severall others of their Maj’ties loveing subjects that inhabitt & shall inhabit wthin the sd Grant within our Province of New Hampshire, all that tract of land, to begin from seven miles westward of the meeting-house now standing in Hampton, from thence to run a due course west & by north ten miles into the country, for its breadth four mile northerly from the head point of the west line, from the sd meeting-house, and southerly within three miles of the northermost side of Merrimack River, and that the same be a Town corporate by the name of Kingstownt, to the persons hereund' named, & others of their Maj’ties subjects, that do & shall inhabit, forever; and we do by these presents give & grant unto the sd men & Inhabitants of our sd town of Kingstown, & to such others as shall hereafter inhabit, all & every the streets, lanes & highways wthin the sd Town for the publick use & service of the men & Inhabitants thereof, & travilers there, together wth full power, lycence & authority to the sd men & inhabitants, and such as shall inhabit wthin the çd Town, forever, to establish, apoint, order and direct the establishing, making, layeing out, ordering, amending, preparing of all streets, lanes, highways, ferrie places & bridges in & through't the sd Towne, necessary, needfull & convenient for the men & Inhabitants of the go town, and for all Travillers and Passengers there, Provided allway that our gd lycence as above granted for the establishing, making & layeing out of streets, lanes, highways, ferrie places & bridges, be not extended or construed to extend to the takeing away of any person or persons right or property wthout his, her or their consent, or by some known Law of our Province, to have & to hold all and [-] all & singular the premises foresd, to the same men and inhabitants, or those that shall inhabit the sd Town of Kingstown, and their successors for ever: Rendering and paying therefor unto us our Heirs and successors, or to such other officer or officers as shall be apointed to receive the same yearly, the annuall Quitt rent or acknowledgment of one pepper corn in the sd Town, on the five & twentieth day of October yearly forever. And for the better order, rule and government of the su Town, we do by these presents grant for us & our successors, unto the sd men and Inhabitants of those that shall inhabitt the sd Town, that yearly & every year, upon the first Tuesday in March forever, they the sd men & Inhabitants & such as shall inhabit of the sd Town, shall elect & chuse by the major part of them, two sufficient & able men householders of the sd Town, to be constables for the year ensuing, wch gd men so chosen & elected, shall be presented to the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held for the sd Province, there to take the accustomed oaths appointed by Law for the execution of their offices, under such penaltyes, as the law in our sd Province shall direct, upon refusal or neglect therein. And we doe by these presents, Grant for us our heirs & successors unto sd persons & Inhabitants, and such as shall inhabitt in gd Town, that yearly & every year, upon the sd first Tuesday in March, forever, they the sd men & Inhabitants of our gd Town, or the major part of them shall elect & chuse three inhabitants & householders wthin our gd town to be overseers of the poore, and highways, or selectmen for our sd Town for the year ensuing, wth such powers, privileges and authority as any overseer or selectman within our god Province have & enjoye, or ought to have and enjoy. In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of our sd Province to be hereunto affixed.

* The ancestor of Hon. DANIEL WEBSTER.

* This Grant comprehended what now forms the towns of East Kington, Hawke, and Sandown."-N. H. Gaz.

Witness our Lft. Govern", Jno. Usher, Esq., Commander-in-Cheife of our sd Province, at the Town of New Castle, on the

[Granted August 6. 1694.] Past, & ordered to be ingrost: in behalf of Councill,

Wm. Redford, D. S.

B. II. p. 145.

At a meeting of the Commanders of the Militia of this Province at N. C.

[New Castle], August 6th 1694. The Lt. Govern' acquainted them the occasion of calling them at this time, was to consult of, &c. what is to be done for the safety of the Province; and in case an enimie should attack us, to consider what number of men can be raised to pursue upon an attack: and proposed that I of the men to be detacht to pursue, if the enemie should attack us.

Advised — One half of the men to be detacht, upon an attack of the enemie.

The Lt Govern" askt their advice whether to pursue the enemie, or to head (1) the body of Indians.

Concluded that 100 men shall be apointed to pursue, and & great body to head the enemy.

(1) To head To go in front of; to get into the front in order to stop.-Web. Dic.

The Governor proposed for provision: viz. 4 cwt. Bread for each town, to be ready for a march.

Advised its very convenient & to be provided; and that notice hereof be given to the selectmen of each town.

The Lt Govern" proposed to call the companies together, to see whether they are provided with arms & amunition according to


Advised - that all the Capts doe inspect their respective companies to see whether they are provided accordingly; by sending their serj'. & clerk to see whether they be provided, as above.

Capt. Dow 80
Thwing 50
Packer 80
Gerrish 60


B. II. p. 146.

At a Councill held at New Castle, August 10, 1694, at 12 of the clock.


The Lt. Govern".
Nath'. Frvar, )

Wm. Vaughan, ? Fsos
Robt. Elliott, Esqs

Richd. Waldron, 3
Peter Coffin,'
Gentlemen - I give you an acct of all my proceedings since I
came here,last: and read the same.

Having issued warrants to Maj. Vaughan to visitt the garrisons in Hampton, Exeter, Oyster River, Dover, &c.; wch accordingly he did and made return.

As to Portsmo and New Castle, I have visited there: see some garrisons not yet repaired: which I desire some care may be taken therein.

My occasions calling me to Boston, they suffering much by my absence, and finding the country will not give me bread to eat, do therefore acquaint you, I design for Boston; and in case you desire me to endeavor a supply of men from that Government for this Province, shall use my endeavors, if you desire it; and in my absence Capt. Fryar, being Comm-in-Chief he, with yourselves, is to take care of the governm' in my absence.

The Board desired the Lt. Govern' to endeavor a supply of men from Boston for security of this Province.


The Lieut. Govern' acquainted the Board that — Torlington, constable of New Castle, had offered a great contempt to himself, in impressing his saddle, when he had notice it was the Lt. Governor's, and had no warrant to impress it: and that he lookd upon it as an affront to him, being invested with the King's commission.

The Constable owned he took the saddle, and Mr. Cobitt acquainted him, it was the Governor's saddle, and not to meddle with it.

The Board advised, Captain Fryar should take the examination of Richd Torlington and bind him over to the Quarter Session; and in the mean time to be of good behaviour.

Ordered, That Dan' Duggin be paid for 36 days work at fourt Wm. & Mary.

. Ordered, That Jonathan Whidden be paid for 3 days' work at their Maj’tie's fourt, Wm. & Mary.

Ordered, That John Marden be paid for 3 days work at their Maj’tie's fourt, Wm. & Mary, as a laborer.

Ordered, That Capt. Walton be paid 50s for his attendance as purser of the workmen at their Maj’ties' fort.

The Lt. Govern declared, that whereas Capt. Jno. West and Jno. Long, arriving in two mast ships from England on the gth or gth instant, and to this day have not made their entry according to acts of Parliament, 15 Caro. 2: I having given notice to Mr. Phesant Estwick, Dept. Dist. Collector of the same, and ordered him to make seizure of the ships & goods, which is not done; therefore acquaint this Board that due care be taken on his Maj'ty's behalf therein.

Their Maj’ties' letter being read in Council Ordered, That John Taylor or bis agents be not any ways molested or interrupted in the legal prosecution of their trade for Naval stores for their Maj'ties' service, & for the building of ships in these parts; but that they have given them all assistance in their due undertaking.

The Lieut. Governor made a speech, &c.

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