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Subject: [GM-L] Chapter XXI, History of Marshfield
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 17:43:13 EST
A few more names in this one.
Town Record Selections.
"The town raised £22 - 10 s for defraying the charge of the Preaching to
the neighborhood at the North part of the town for 13 Sabbaths in the Winter
An attempt was made in town meeting to divide the South part of the town
from the North, into precincts, but failed a majority vote.
"The town agreed to pay Mr. 'Greenlife' for every Sabbath Day he hath or
shall preach to the neighborhood at the North river in the Months of Dec.
Jan. Feb. & March."
At a town meeting, voted "that John Barker & Cornelius White do represent
the town as agents to make answer to a petition of several persons in the
Northerly part of said town at the Great & General Court at Boston on Friday
the 23rd inst and that whereas divers pesons in the Northerly part of
Marshfield have complained to the Great and General Court of the long travel
to the public worship of God, in that the meeting house stands too near the
southerly end of said town, a vote was called to know the mind of said town
whether they would free all those who have subscribed to a petition bearing
date the last day of May 1732, from the maintenance of the present minister,
provided they maintain a minister among themselves, and the town be
discharged from their 'Chapel of Ease,' the four months in the year and said
vote passed in the affirmative."
"Paid John Baker for killing three wild cats."
Again an attempt was made to divide he town into the North and South
precincts, but failed of a majority vote.
"At a meeting of the town it was voted that there be 30s a sabbath raised
by the town for the use of he ministers that preached at the 'Chapel of Ease'
in the month of December, January, February & March, for so much time as
there was preaching thee.
"Also ordered that there be care taken to destroy the birds & vermin that
are destructive to the corn & to that end the town came into the following
act or by law, viz: That the head of every family in this town be obliged to
procure and bring in to such persons as the town shall choose six heads of
the following birds, or red squirrels viz: Crows - Crow bill black birds,
threshers & every head of a family that shall neglect so to do shall pay a
fine of 5 shillings to the Treasurer to the use of the poor of said town, &c.
"At a town meeting was presented a petition of a number of the
inhabitants respecting the catching BASS in the North River, so called in the
winter season, which petitioners applied to the General Court to prevent, was
laid before the town and after due consideration, thereupon, the vote was put
to know the mind of the town whether an act may be passed in the General
Court for the preservation of those fish and prevent their being thus taken
in the winter season, and it passed in the affirmative."