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as formerly, and that Mr. Henchman is impourered to take in any persons to abide with him to Keepe Garrison, and for their incouragement he shall abide neer to grant such persons liberty to improve any part of the Indians' land within the bounds of Wameset and Naamkeke untill the Council or General Court take further order.
[Past 21 March, 1675-6.]
To the Constables of Chelmsford, Bilerekey, An
dover and Wooburne. You and every of you are hereby required in his ma'ties name within your respective towns, to impress carts, boards, or other things necessary to build a fortification and shelter at Pautuket falls neare Merrimack river, under the command of Samuel Hunting, for which this shall be yor warrant, and further more the townes afforesaid are to take notice, yt if at any time you be assaulted, you may send to the said Samuel Hunting for succor, whom we have ordered 10 give you ayd as oca casion shall require. Dated 19 April, 1676.
The Names of eighteen Gentlemen, who had most
Votes for Magistrates for the year ensuing, as appears at opening the sd Votes at Boston April 11t: 1676, with the number of votes for each.
John Leverett, Esqr.
1320 Ric. Russell, Esqr. Sam'i Symonds, Esqr.
1281 Tho. Danforth, Esqr. Simon Bradstreet, Esqr. 974 Wm. Hathorne, Esqr. Daniel Gookin, Esqr. 446 Jno. Pynchon, Esqr. Daniel Denison, Esqr. 976 Edwd. Tyng, Esqr. Simon Willard,Esqr. dead, 1278 Wm. Stoughton, Esqr.
709 1183 950
Tho. Clarke, Esqr. 1045 Mr. Peter Bulkely,
492 Mr. Joseph Dudley, 669 Capt. Hopestill Foster, 456 Capt. Nath. Saltonstall, 537 |Major Tho. Savage, 441 [Signed by] GEORGE Corwin, for Esex, Comsr.
John Richards, for Suffolk,
V. (Letter from James Parker to the Honred Gov
ner and Council at Bostown : hast post hast.] From Mr. Hinchmane's farme ner Meremack :
23: 1 mo: 1676-77. To the Honred Govner and Counsell. This may informe youer honores that Sagamore Evanalanset (Wonalanset] come this morning to informe me, and then went to Mr. Tinge's to informe him that his son being one ye outher sid of Meremack River a hunting, and his dauter with him up the River over against Souhegan upon the 22 day of this instant, about tene of the clock in the morning, he descovered 15 Indens on this sid the River, which he soposed to be Mohokes by ther spech. He called to them, they answered, but he culd not understand ther spech: and he having a conow ther in the River, he went to breck his conow that they might not have ani ues of it, in the mene time thay shot about thirty guns at him, and he being much frighted fled and come home forthwith to Nahamcok, wher ther. wigowemes now stand.
Not Eles at present, but Remain youer sarvant to comand.
JAMES PARKER. Re'd 9 night 24: muh 76–7.
VI. Account of People Distressed by the War in the Massachusetts Colony, taken Jan. 22,1676–77.
L. S. D. In Boston, 116 familyes, containing 402 persons, 60 6 0 In Salem, 61
44 5 0 In Sudbury, 12
7 4 0 In Marblehead, 45
27 5 0 In Cambridg, 14
9 3 0 In Dorchester, 6
3 3 0 In Rowly,
1 16 0 In Lyn, 9
5 8 0 In Oburn, 8
6 9 0 In Billerica, 1
0 12 0 In Andover, 1
0 15 0 In York, 17
719 0 In Manchester, 3
1 7 0 In Dover, 5
2 5 0 In Watertown, 19
11 8 0 In Concord, 18
0 In Weymouth, 6
3 12 0 In Milton, 3
1 7 0 In Roxbury, 9
5 80 In Portsmouth, 20
13 10 0 In Hull, 4
2 8 0 lo Kittery old, 7
4 1 0 In Kittéry new, 7
4 1 0 In Charlestown, 29
15 6 0 In Deadham, 8
5 8 0 In Chettinford, 11
6 12 0 In Hingham,
1 16 0 In Gloster, 1
0 18 0 In Ipswitch, 1
O 18 0 In Newbury, 3
1 16 0 Ip Topsfield, 1
0 18 0 In Brentry, 9
5 8 0
Boston, Jan. 22, 1676, ie. 1677. Mr. Dean Taylor, Paul Dudley,
You are ordered to deliver unto the select Men of the several Towns Mentioned in this list the Sums apportioned to them herein In meal, oatmeal, wheat, malt at 18s per ball, butter 6d and cheese 4d per pound out of the Irish Charity in your hands, whose 'several receipts for so much shall be your discharge.
This order above written' woss passed by the Govnor and magistrates this 25th January, 1676, [ ie. 1677,] for the distribution of the Irish Charity according to the lists on the other side as Attest EDWARD RAWSON, Secretary.
By their order.
Sketches of the Graduates of Dartmouth College from the foundation of that Institution in 1769.-By John FARMER.
1771. Levi Frisbie, A. M., the first named graduate on the catalogue of Dartmouth College, was a native of Branford, Connecticut, and born in
April, 1748. At the age of sixteen or seventeen, he was placed under the patronage of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, D. D., with a special view to the ministry. In 1967, he entered Yale College, where he continued more than three years ; but his college studies were completed at Dartmouth in 1771. He was installed as the successor of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, at Ipswich, 7 February, 1776, having been the preceding year ordained as a missionary, in which character he extended his labors to different parts of the country, and into Canada. There is an abstract of his Journal of a Mission with Rev. David M'Clure to the Delaware Indians, west of the Ohio, in the years 1772 and 1773, annexed to Rev. Dr. E. Wheelock's Continuation of the Narrative of the Indian Charity School, printed at Hartford in 1773.
Mr. Frisbie was highly esteemed at Ipswich, and his ministry was peaceful and happy, and at different periods eminently useful. His life displayed the meekness, humility and benevolence of the christian. He died 25 February, 1806, after a ministry of thirty years, and in the 58th year of his age. The late Levi Frisbie, professor of the Latin language, and afterwards of Moral Philosophy at Harvard University, was his son. He graduated at that institution in 1802, and died 9 July, 1822, aged 38 years.-Allen's Biog. Dict.
SAMUEL GRAY, A. M., the only graduate of the first class now living, belongs to Windham in Connecticut, where for more than forty years previous to 1828, he had discharged the duties of clerk of the court. He was engaged in the war of the revolution, soon after which he returned to his native place, where he has resided ever since. He was clerk for the county of Windham of the superior court, and a magistrate of the county in 1821. He attended the commencement at the college at which he graduated in 1827.