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Pro: N. IIamp". Mett according to adjornm.

Present in Councill,

as Before. Sam' Chapman p'ferred a petition to this board signed by ab forty four of the Inhabitants of the north part of Hampton, in relation to a new meeting house, &c., as on file.

Ordered, That the votes past at ye old meeting house for the building of a new one be complyed wth; & that every p’son do pay accordingly; and if in case the petitioners & old parish do not accommodate the matter in controversy by refunding ye sum assessed when they shall build a new meeting house, [P. 124.] that the Gov' and Councill at their next session will determine that part of their petition, in paying to a new one.

The Committee's return abt running ye town & parish bounds, was sent to this board by a numb' of the house of represent to be considered at yê next setting of Gen' Assembly.

Capt. Sam! Moody made application to this board for some satisfaction to be granted him for his services at ye eastward last winter; whereupon it was

In Councill Ordered, That the treasurer do forthwth pay him ye sum of three pounds for sd service.

Capt. Sam! Moody p’sented a muster-roll of N. Hamp' men that were und him in yo county of York this p’sent year, 1718, unto this board, amounting to £36: 1: 10, wch being read, it was in Councill Ordered, that the nine deserters who never returned to their duty should be debarred of their wages, amounting to £11: 10: 4, & that the remaining sum of £24:11s. should be paid in course out of the treasury, to such as did their duty (1).

The House of representatives being sent for to this board, &

(1) (From Journal of the House.] 31st Dec.

Voted, Yt ye 200 pound publick money formerly let to Ried. Gerrish, Esq., deceasd., be demanded of his son Richd. Gerrish, & if he neglect or refuse to pay ye same, yt ye Bond be put in suitt; & yt Mr. Speaker Packer & Josha. Peirce be impowered to see ye same prosecuted to effect.

Josha. Peirce, Cler. Assem. Voted, Yt whosoever shal from hence forward discover any person or persons yt shaj be guilty of counterfeiting any of ye Plates or Publick Bils of Cred't of the Province of New Hampr. & convict him or them of ye same, shall (receive) as a gratuity, fifty pounds out of ye treasury of this Province; & yt ye treasurer be desired to take care ye same be inserted in ye Publick News letter.

And that if his Excellency think meet to make any alteration of ye above vote to bring it more in conformity to ye tenor of ye Massachusetts proclamation, not altering ye bounty, he be desired to do the same.

come accordingly, his Hon' the Lt. Gov' was pleased to prorogue the Gen' Assembly to ye 25 March next; & accordingly the Gen! Assemy stands

Prorogued to ye 25 March, 1719.

An Original Letter of Governor Shute to Mr. Penhallow. [Copied from Belknap's Hist. of N. H., Vol. 3, p. 319. Edition 1792.)

Boston, Feb. 2, 1718–19. Sir:- Dr. COOKE having again over his cups treated me very scandalously, I have complained to the council, who I don't question will do me justice.

It will be of service to me to have a certificate to show how drunk he was that night that he and Colonel Goff broke into our company at young Gerrish's, for I remember that you and Mr. Bridger told me that he stay'd so long after we were gone, as to get so drunk that he cou'd neither go nor stand; if this be strongly certified, I believe it will give him a good lift. Pray my service to the Lieut. Governor, the council and your family. I am, sir, your humble servant,


Pro: N. Hamp?.

Ata Gen' Assem' held at Portsmo by

prorogation, 25 March, 1719.

Present in Councill,
The Honble John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov",
Sam' Penhallow,

Mark Hunking,

Esqs. .

Tho" Westbrook, Esq. The Clerk was sent down to the house of represents to call them to this board; they came accordingly, and his Hon' the Lt. Gor' was pleased to prorogue the Gen' Asscm' to the 230 April next; & accordingly yo Gen' Assem. stands

Prorogued the 23d day April, 1719.

Shad. Walton, } Esqs.

Sam Peluhallow, Esqs.


[p. 125.] Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Gen' Assembly held at Portsmouth by prorogation, April 234,


Present in Councill,
IIis Excellency Sam' Shute, Esq., Gov",
His Hon' John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov",

George Jaffry,

Shad. Walton, )

Rich Wibird, Esq. The Clerk was sent down to the House of representatives to command their attendance at the Councill board (1). They came accordingly; & then his Excellency made the following speech:

Gent.--I promised you some time since, that I would use my best endeavors at home to get the Duty taken off from your lumber, & can now with great pleasure assure you, that our gracions Lord & master King George has given his consent to it.

To make this royal favour the most serviceable to us, it will be highly necessary to ascertain the number of mills, which will make your lumber very valuable, & will very much preserve the timber & will also be very acceptable to the crown and show our gratitude to the King for his signal favour towards this Province.

There are daily coinplaints made by the people that live near the lines of the Injustice they suffer by their remaining so long unsettled. I wish that ye Commission's on both sides would quickly meet and find out some method to terminate this unhappy difl'erence, which would very much tend to cultivate a good harmony & friendship betwixt the two provinces.

I have nothing more at this time to offer, but again to remind you of repairing the Castle, to give all necessary encouragement io the raising of lemp, & also to these new Iron Works, which wth the Duty taken of your lumber, will, with wise management, quickly render this a happy & flourishing Province.

Maj. Wear & Vaj. Gillman came to this board from the house of representatives & prayed his Excellency's favour to grant that house a copy of his Speech; which was granted & sent down pr, the Clerk Accordingly.

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

(1)[From Journal of the House.)
1719, 231 April. The House inet according to adjornmt, or prorogation.
Present, Mr. Speaker,





[P. 126.] Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Gen! Assembly held at Ports

mouth by adjornm', April 24, 1719.

Present in Councill,
His Excellency Sam! Shute, Esq., Gor,

His Hont John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov",
Sam' Penhallow, ?

Geo. Jaffry,

Mark Hunking,

Shad. Walion,

Rich Wibird, Esq.
Adjorned till 3 o'clock, P. M.

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

Present in Councill

as Before. Maj. Wear and Capt. Gillman brought up ye house of Representives' Answer to the Govrs Speech, wch Auswer is as follows: In Answer to Your Excellency's Speech

We return your Excellency many humble and hearty thanks for your great favour obtained of his Majesty in taking of the duty of lumber.

As to ascertaining the number of mills, we leave it to further consideration.

As to the settling the line between the two provinces, we are ready to chuse a Committee to joyn wth a Committee of the upper house, to meet wth a Committee of the Massachusetts, when they please for that end.

As to the repairing of the Castle, there is a Committee already chosen to see that it be done, & are dayly providing for the same.

As to the encouragm of raising hemp, we are ready to give all encouragmt wech may be thought l'easonable.

As to the Iron Works, we are humbly of opinion that ye profits thereof may support ye undertakers of ye design.

Thos. PACKER, speaker. Capt. Gillman and Mr. Epho Dennett brought up ye following * vote to this board :

[P. 127.] Voted, That Col. James Davis & Jotham Odiorne, Esqs., & Josh" Peirce, be a committee from this house to joyn such as may be chosen of the upper house, to audit the publick accounts of this Province.

Josho Peirce, Cler. Assem.

In Councill. Voted a concurrence of the above vote, & that his Hon the Lt. Gov", Mark IIwking & Geo. Jaffry, Esqs., be of the Committee from this board for the service above. April 24th, 1719.

Richa Waldron, Cler. Con.

Geo. Jaffry and Richa Wibird, Esqs., were sent down to the house of Representatives to inform them, That the Councill had concurred with their vote for a Committee of Audit, &c., and also to carry down a vote of Councill for a committee to run the divisional line between the provinces of N.Hamp' & Massachusetts.

Adjorned till to-morrow, 10 o'clock, A. M.

Sam' Penhallow, Esqs.

Pro: N. Hamp".

At a Gen' Assembly held at Ports

mouth by adjornm', April 25, 1719.

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

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. , Rich Wibird, Esq. Capt. Josh" Pierce, Capt. Andw Wiggins, & Mr. John Dam brought up the following votes to this board:

Whereas, there is a controversy between the Province of N. Hamp' & Masse concerning the Divisional line between said Provinces, whereby several misunderstandings have arisen & may still arise: for prevention whereof, it is

In Councill, Voted, That Mark Hunking and Richa Wibird, Esqs., be a Committee from this board to joyn wth two that may be chosen pr. the House of representatives, to go wth a surveyor that they shall appoint & have wth them, & view Merrimack river, & take a survey and Draft of gd river, & to run the said divisional line according to ye Massa Charter; [P. 128.] And to make a return of the said Draft of the river and line, at the next Sessions of Gen' Assembly, and that the said Committee be paid out of the treasury ten shillings a peice pr. diem for their service, and also the chainmen, &c., to be paid out of the treasury.

Richd Waldron, Cler. Con. April 24, 1719.

In House of Represents. Read and concurred.

Josla Peirce, Clerk Assemy. 24th April, 1719. Voted, That Col. James Davis & Maj. Peter Wear be a committee from this house to joyn the Gent of the

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