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Eodem die. Passed by the Assembly, whoo desires this bill. may be Enacted: The Liften' Govern' consenting thereto.

Sam" Penhallow, Speaker. By the L'. Govern": I assente to the Enacting this Bill.

WM. PARTRIDGE, Left Govr".

No. 58. Province of New Hampshire.

An Act for the Confermatyon of Town Grants. [SEAL.) Bee it Enacted by the Leftent Govern', Councill and Representatives Convened in Gen" Assembly, and by the Authoritye of the Same, that all Grants of Lands that have bin Heretofore made unto any Person or Persons, by the Inhabitants of the Respective Townes ithin this Province, or by the Selectmen or a Committee in Eatch Respective town, shall be Accompted and Held to be good and vallied unto the several Grantees, there Heirs, Exects, and Assignes forever, Any Law, usage or Custom to ye contrary Notwithstanding.

12th Septem", 1701. This Bill was Red three times and Paste by ye Councill to be Enacted, and sent downe to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Charles Story, Secretary. Eodem die. Pass! By the Assembly, hoo desiers this bill may be Enacted, thé Left Govern' consenting thereto.

Sam. Penhallow, Speaker. By the Lift Govern: I assent to the Enactinge this Bill.

Wm. PARTRIDGE, Lt. Govern'. Note by the Editor. The two foregoing Acts were disallowed by his Majesty. See Farm. Belk., p. 158.

[P. 97.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and Gen" Assembly held at Portsmo on Friday, the 17th of July, 1702, Ante merediem.

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Govern" and Com-

mander, &c.,
The Honble Wm Partridge, Esq., Lt Govern",
John Hinkes, )

Nath' Weare,
Nath' Fryer, Esqrs. Sam' Penhallow, Esqrs.
Peter Coffin, )

John Plaisted, )

Henry Dow, Esq. Richard Jose, Esq., High Sheriffe of said Province, was sent by his Excellency as a message to the House of Rep. resentatives to acquaint them that his Excellency ordered them to choose a speaker, the late speaker of said House being removed up to this Board, by order of the Queen's Majesty.

The Honble Wm Partridge, Esq., Licut. Govern",
John Hinks,

Nathaniel Weare,
Nath' Fryer, Esqrs. Samuel Penhallow, Esqrs.
Peter Coffin, )

John Plaisted, took the oath of privy Councillors.

Mr. Vath' Hill and Wm Cotton, members of the House of Representatives, brought up to this Board the election and choice of the speaker, in hæc verba :

In obedience to his Excellency's order, Capt. John Pickering was chosen speaker of the House of Representatives, by order of the House.

THEODORE ATTKINSON, Clerk. The petition of several inhabitants of Hampton was read at this Board, relating to their paying Rates to this Gor. ern' and the Massachusetts, praying relief therein.

[P. 98.] Ordered, that a copy of said petition be sent, attested by the Secretary, to the Secretary of Boston, for his Excellency to consider of these ; and in the mean time

the Constables of Hampton to be wrote to by the Secretary to make no distress upon said inhabitants, his Excellency declaring he will also order the same to be done at Salishury when he arrives at Boston. : A message was sent down to the House of Representatives to order the Speaker to come up with the whole House to this Board, who accordingly came.

And his Excellency was pleased to make a speech to them.*

A Dedimus Potestatem was granted by his Excellency to John Hinks and Samuel Penhallow, Esqs., in order to give the oaths to Sam. Keais, Wm Cotton and Francis Page, new members of the Assembly, instead of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; which was accordingly done.

Ordered, that half a barrel of powder be taken out of the Queen's stores and sent to Mr. James Blagdon, of the Isle of Shoals, for her Majesty's service.

Adja till 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.

[P. 99.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and Gen" Assembly held
at Portsmo, by adj', on Saturday, the
18th of July, 1702, ante merediem,

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudly, Esq., Govern', &c.,

The Hon ble Wm Partridge, Esq., L' Govern',
John Hinkes, ) Nath' Weare, ).
Robert Ellott, Esqrs. Sam' Penhallow, Esqrs.
Peter Coffin, )

Henry Dow, ) Mr. Secretary Story was sent by his Excellency as a message to the House of Representatives to acquaint the Speaker and the rest of the House that had not taken the oaths to her Majesty, as by law is appointed, to come up to this Board to take the same. Accordingly these persons following came, viz:

* This speech not found on record.- ED.

John Pickering, Speaker,
John Woodman,
John Tuck,
Joseph Swett,
James Randle,
James Davis,
Nathaniel Hill,
Moses Levitt, and

Theophilus Dudley, who took the oaths appointed, instead of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and repeated and subscribed the Test and Association, &c.

Adja till three o'clock, afternoon.

[P. 100.] Province of New Hampshire.

At a Council and Gen" Assembly, held
at Portsmo, by adj', on Saturday, the
18th of July, 1702, Post merediem.

Present,
His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Govern", &c.,

The Honble Wm Partridge, Esq., Lieut. Govern",
John Hinkes, )

Nathl. Weare,
Robert Ellott, Esqrs. Sam' Penhallow, Esqrs.

Peter Coffin,') John Plaisted,' Richard Jose, Esq., High Sheriffe of Said Province, was sent down to the Speaker of the House of Representatives to order Theodore Attkinson, one of the members of the said House, to come up to this Board to take the oaths instead of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; who accordingly came and took the same, and Repeated and Subscribed the Test and Association.

Robert Ellott, Esq., took the oath of a privy Councillor.

Mr. Nathaniel Hill, one of the members of the House of Representatives, brought up to this Board the foll. votes, as upon file:

That there be an address of condolence and congratulation to her Majesty.

That there be an address of Thanks to the Queen for the settlement of this government.

That a Bill be drawn up to have the Powder money paid in specie.

That there be a Present to the Govern', and money raised to make good the former votes and disbursement; — in all, five hundred pounds, and bill drawn up accordingly.

[P. 101.] That there be an address to the Govern", by the Council and Assembly, to represent the matter of Timber to her maj’sty, so as that an Act may be properly made there upon.

That a Committee of both Houses be immediately chosen to draw up the bills afore mentioned.

Which several votes were read at this Board and consented to by the Council.

Another vote was sent up from the House of Representatives, as foll:

That Capt. John Pickering and Mr. Sam? Keais, be of the Committee to join with two of the Council Board to draw up sundry votes passed this present day into Acts, by order of the Assembly.

The Council have appointed Sam" Penhallow and John Plaisted, Esqrs., to be of the committee to join with Capt. John Pickering and Mr. Samuel Keais, to draw up said Acts, and that they have liberty to send for whom they please, to assist them therein.

Adja till Monday, 12 of the clock at noon.

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