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Pro: N. Hamp". Mett again according to adjornmt.

Present in Councill

as before. The Committee for supervising the Laws, &c., p’sented severall bills to this board, wch they had prepared in ord' to pass into Acts, wch had a first reading & were sent down to the house of Representatives pr. yo clerk.

Adjorned to tomorrow, 11 o'clock, A. M.

Esqs.

[P. 97.] Pro. N. Hamp".

At a Gen' Assembly held at Portsmo

by adjornmt May 24, 1718.

Present in Councill,
His Excellency Sam' Shute, Esq., Gov",

His Hon' Jno. Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov',
Sam' Penhallow,

Geo. Jaffrey, Mark Hunking,

Shad. Walton, Esqs. Theo. Atkinson,

Richa Wibird, Sam' Easman, Esq., p'sented a Petition to this Board directed to the Gen' Assembly, signed by himself in behalf of the town of Kingston, that the sd town might be granted & have a proportionable part of the fifteen thousand pounds bills of credit lately made wthin this Province.*

Joseph Clifford presented a petition to this board signed by himself in behalf of his father, John Clifford.

Adjorned to 3 o'clock, P. M.

Pro: N. Hamp. Mett again according to adjornm'.

Present in Councill,

As before, except Mr. Atkinson. The Clerk was sent down to the house of Representatives weh two petitions p’ferred this day: the one signed pr. Sam' Eastman, Esq., ye other pr. Jos. Clifford.

Adjorned to tomorrow, 10 o'clock, A. M.

* [From Journal of the House.) May 10, 1718. The Petition of ye Inhabitants of Kingstown having been read & considered in this House,

Voted, yt ye Inhabitants of Kingstown shall have five hundred pounds out of ye . 1500 pounds yt is in ye hands of ye Grand Comittee for managing ye 15,000 pounds of Bank bills, provided yr be so much left, when ye charge of making, signing & emitting, &c., of sd Bills of credit be defrayed.

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Shad. Walton, Esqs.

Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Gen! Assembly held at Portsmo

by adjornm', May 34, 1718.

Present in Councill,
His Excellency Sam! Shute, Esq., Gov",
His Hon? Jno. Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov",

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Mark Hunking,

Esqs.

Richo Wibird, Esq. [P. 98.] Geo. Jaffrey, Esq., was sent down to the House of representatives to require their attendance at this board, in ord" to a conference abt a new Grand Jury of Inquest, &c. They came accordingly, and after ye conference was over they wthdrew & returned to their own house, & in some short time after sent up ye following vote of Councill concurred wth by sa house, by Capt. Josho Peirce and Capt. Hugh Reed.

In Councill.

[Note.—This vote is not on record.] Adjorned to Monday next, 3 o'clock, P. M.

Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Gen' Assembly held at Portsmo

by adjornm', May 5th, 1718.

Present in Councill,
IIis Excellency Sam' Shute, Esq., Gov",

His Hon' Jno. Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gove,
Sam! Penhallow,

Geo. Jaffrey,
Mark Hunking, Esqs.

Shad. Walton, Esqs.
Theo. Atkinson,

Richd Wibird,

Thoms Westbrook, Esq. Capt. Hugh Reed brought up Joseph Clifford's Petition to this board, as on file, wth vote thereupon, weh is as follows: [P. 99.]

In the House of Represent”. Whereas a Petition directed to the Gen' Assembly, signed by Joseph Clifford in behalf of his father, John Clifford, has this day been read & considered in this house, wherein he hath requested that the said John Clifford may be enabled by an especial Act of Genl Assembly, to dispose of such part of the estate formerly granted away unto his son Jacob Clifford (in consideration that his son Jacob should maintain him during the father's life; for ye performance of wch considerations the said Jacob bound himself in a fifty pound bond to his said father, wch bond we find to be

very vicious, not according to law, & a bond that will not answer ye end it was designed for; the said Jacob Clifford is dead, ye consideration of ye deed or bond not fulfilled) as may support and maintain him during his life, and defray the charge that he has been at since the death or decease of his son Jacob: w'upon it was

Voted, That the petitioner enter upon ye estate mentioned in the said petition, or mentioned in a Deed referred to in sd petition and improve the same to ye best advantage, for the support of his father during his father's life, & so long after as till all charges arising for the support of the father since ye death of the said Jacob Clifford be discharged, as also the funeral charges paid; and then the heirs of ye said Jacob Clifford to enter thereupon.

Josh' Peirce, Cler. Assem'. 3d May, 1718.

In Councill 5th May, 1718. Voted a concurrence.

Richd Waldron, Cler. Con.

[P. 100.] Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Gen! Assembly held at Portsmo

by adjornm May 6, 1718.

Present in Councill,
His Excellency Sam' Shute, Esq., Gov",

His Hon' Jno. Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov',
Sam! Penhallow,

Shad. Walton,
Mark Hunking, Esqs. Rich! Wibird,
Geo. Jaffrey,

Thom Westbrook,
Adjorned to 3 o'clock, P. M.

Esqs.

Pro. N. Hamp". Mett again according to adjornm.

Present in Councill, as before,-also

Theo: Atkinson, Esq. The clerk was sent down to the house of Representatives to require their attendance at the Councill board, at a hearing relating to a difference in the parish of Oyster River. They came accordingly, & the p'ties being p’sent, there was a full hearing of the whole affair; - after wch the p'ties wthdrew; the house of Representatives returned to their own house, & the matter left under consideration.

Adjourned to to-morrow, 10 o'clock, A. M.

Pro: N. Hamp.

At a Gen’ Assembly held at Portsmo

by adjorm', May 7th, 1718.

Present in Councill,
His Excellency Sam! Slute, Esq., Gov',

His Hon' Jno Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov",
Sam' Penhallow,

Esqs.
Mark Iluking, Esqs.

Richd Wibird, Geo. Jaffrey, Two members of the house of Representatives brought an Explanatory vote to this board, abt yo vote of Gent Assembly, dated gbr gth, 1717, relating to yo meeting-houses at Portsmouth,* as on file.

The clerk was sent down to ye house of Represents wth an additional vote ab' running town & parish bounds, &c.

Adjornd to 3 o'clock, P. M.

[P. 101.] Pro: N. Hamp". Mett according to adjornm'.

Present in Councill,

as Before. Col. Rich! Waldron, Esq., as Judge of yo Court of Probate, appeared at this board and prayed the advice of his Excellency the Gov' & Councill,— relating to liis granting letters of Administra

(From Journal of the House.] An Explanation of ye vote of ye Genl. Asseinbiy, past in 8 Octobr., 1717, relating to Je differences in ye town of Portsmo:

Whereas, there was two Petitions p’ferred to ye Genl. Assembly, one by ye party of ye Bank parish, ye other by ye mill-dlam Parish, relating to ye settlement and support of ye ministry in each Parish ; Amongst other particulars then resolved on, it was Voted, yt all ye Inhabitants of Portsmo, unless those therein excepted, viz.: yo Parish of Greenland & those formerly set off to Newington, should be assessd to yo support of Mr Rogers, as formerly, by three men legally chosen at a regular Parish meeting for yt endl; - Excepting, also, all those yt were disposed to support ye ministry in ye Old meeting house, who by said vote were oblidged to distinguish themselves

Capt. Pickerin being present as representative for ye mill-dam Parish - by giving in yr names to ye selectmen of ye town on or before ye 20th of Novr. of abovesd year: & whereas by misrepresentation of sd vote, sundry Inhabitants have been rated by ye chosen wardens to both Parishes, to ye great wrong of sd Inhabitants so taxed and rated,

Voted, yt it is to be understood yt all ye Inhabitants belonging to ye Parishes of ye Bank & Mill-dam, were, from that day forward to be at their liberty to joyn themselves to wch. Parish they pleased; & yt having declar'd to which ministry they would joyn, they should not be rated or tax'd by ye church-wardens of ye other Parish;-any law, usage or former custome to ye contrary notwithstanding.

Read in ye house of Representatives & ordered to be sent up to ye upper house for concurrence.

Josla. Peirce, Cler. Assem'y.

tion on yo estate of Sir Charles Hobby, deca, unto the creditors of sd estate. The advice of the Board is, that the matter be deferred till next week, at wch time there may be an opportunity to advise wth Messrs. Dudley and Valentine, counsellors at law, on that head.

Adjorned to Friday, 9 o'clock, A. M.

Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Gen’ Assembly held at Portsmo

by adjornmt, May 9th, 1718.

Present in Councill,
His Excellency Sam! Shute, Esq., Gov",

His Hon' Jno. Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov",
Sam' Penhallow,
Mark Hunking,

Esqs.
Esqs.

Richd Wibird,
Geo. Jaffrey,
Adjorned to 3 o'clock, P. M.

Pro: N. Hamp". Mett again according to adjornm'.

Present in Councill,

as Before. Richa Dolloff p'ferred a Petition to this board, directed to ye Gen' Assembly, &c., wch was read.

Sam' Easman, Esq., brought two votes to this board from ve House of represent', one agst gaming in publick houses, (1) wch was sent back to sd house, pr. Col. Walton, for amendm'; the other was relating to the Parish of Oyster river, wch was concurred wh, & is as follows:

[P. 102.] Whereas, the Parish of Oyster River, in Dover, hare by a Petition p'ferred to the Gen' Assembly prayed that the ministry wthn sd Parish may be settled, so as may best accommodate the inhabitants of sa Parish, (2)

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(From Journal of the House.] (1) 9th May, 1718. Voted, That yr be an Additional Act to ye Act formerly made for Inspecting & suppressing of Disorders in licend houses - & yt yr be a Comittee apointd to draw up ye Act accordingly, against card, dice & pen-playing & shufelboard.

Josha. Peirce, Clk. Assemy. (2) [The Rev. Hugh Adams commenced preaching in Oyster River about 1716, but no church was gathered until about the time of his ordination, March 26, 1718. He was graduated at Harvard College, 1697, and was dismissed from his charge, Jan. 23, 1739. He was a man of very eccentric character. He died, in 1750, at the age of 74. See further notice of him in this vol. under the year, 1739.)–ED.

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