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A BOOK OF RECORD OF THE SEVERALL PUBLIQUE TRANSACTIONS OF THE INHABITANTS OF SALEM VILLAGE VULGARLY CALLED THE FARMES
1672-1713
BEGINNING AT THE TIME WHEN THEY FIRST SAT UP THE MINISTRY AMONGST THEM BY ORDER FROM THE GENERAL BOOK OF RECORD OF THE SEVERALL PUBLIQUE TRANSACTIONS OF THE INHABITANTS OF SALEM VILLAGE VULGARLY CALLED THE FARMES
L COURT OCTOBER THE 8TH ANNO DOMINI (1671/2)

1672

March

At a General Town Meeting held at Salem, the 22 [of] March 1671/2 Voted, that all farmers that now are or hereafter shall [be] willing, to joyne together for providing a minister among themselves, whose habitations are above Ipswich Highway, [ ] the horse bridge to the wooden bridge at the hither end of [Mr.] Endicot's, plain, and from thence upon a westline, shall [have] liberty to have a minister by themselves, and when they shall [have] provided one and pay him maintainance that then they [shall] be discharged from their part of Salem ministers maintain[ance] and this to continue so long as the ministers abide with the[m] and Is maintained by them. Provided alwayes, that they sh[all] bear all other Charges whatsoever among themselves both w[ith] respect to their meeting house, and ministers house or [ ] whatsoever in Carrying on this work, and also bear [their propor]tion of all other publique charges in the towne. A true coppy taken out of Salem towne bo[ok] Per TIMOTHY LINDALL. [Clerk]

October

[6] At a General Court held at Boston 8th of October 1672. In answer to the Petition of the farmers of Salem, Richard Hutchinson, Thomas Fuller &c, the Court judgeth it meet that all persons living within the tract of land mentioned in the towne grant to the Petitioners together with all lands and Estates lying with[in] the said bounds shall Contribute to all Charges referring to [ma]intainance of a minister or erecting [of a meeting] house there [and] that they shall have liberty to nominate and appoint Persons among themselves or towne of Salem not exceeding the Number of five who are hereby impowered from time to time for the makeing and gathering of all rates and levies for the ends above expressed-and in case of refusal or non payment of the same by any person or persons amongst them that then the Constables shall and are hereby impowered to make distress upon the goods of any who shall so neglect or refuse to afford their help in that case, and the same to deliver to the persons aforesaid to be improved accordingly and that when a minister shall be settled amongst them they shall be freed from Contributeing to the maintenance of the ministers of Salem. That this is a true Coppy taken out of the Court records attests EDWARD RAWSON, Secretary.

November

The Company being mett together the 11 of Novr 1672, there was a Committee chosen to Carry a long the affaires-according to the Court order, vizt Lieut Thomas Putnam, Thomas Fuller Sene Joseph Porter, Thomas Flint & Joshua Rea. The Instructions for the Comittee chosen to raise our public charges for the year ensueing were 1) All Vacant land at one half penny per acre. 2) All improved land both meadow & upland at one penny per acre. 3) All heads & other estate at Country price. 4) It was also voted that they were to make a rate of fourty [p]ounds for this pesent year for Mr Baily.

December

[7] 26 of the 10 m:1672. 1. At another meeting it was voted that we will build a meeting [house] of 34 foot in length 28 foot broad and 16 foot between jointes 2. It was voted that we have Chosen to joine with the Selectmen for [to] agree with a Carpenter to build the meeting house and setting [men] to work Nathl Putnam, Henry Kenney, Joseph Hutchinson and Jo[hn] Putnam. 3. Voted that the Selectmen shall make a rate according to the C[ourt] order equally for the paying for the building the meeting house. 4. Voted that it shall be accounted a lawful warning to warne a publick meeting with a paper written under the Committee's hands and sett upon the meeting house post.

1673

March The 6th of March 1672/3 At a meeting of the Farmers it was voted that the 5 part of [the] rate for building of the meeting house and finishing the sam[e] shall be paid in money or butter at 5d per pound or wheat at money price and the rest of the pay in such pay as sha[ll] carry it along this money and butter and wheat is to provide [glass] and nailes for the meeting house- May The 6th of May 1673 It was voted that Lieut Putnam & John Putnam should go to B[oston?] Court to make answer to any Petition that may come from Salem against the Court order. June The 23 of June 1673 1. At a publick meeting it was Voted that Mr Bayley shou[l] d Continue in the work of the ministry amongst us still- 2. It was Voted that Henry Kenny should gather Mr Bayley's [rate(?)] 3. Voted that we will have plaine windows made to or meeting hou[se] October The 2d of October:1673 At a meeting of the Farmers It was Voted that Lieut Putn[am] Nathl Putnam Joseph Houlton Joseph Hutchinson [Nathl] Ingersoll John Hutchinson Jonathan Walcutt these were Chosen by a vote to meet with the Gentlemen of Salem for to g[o] with them and to see the runing of the Westline between Sa[lem] & our selves the*

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November The 7 of November 1673 1. At a meeting of the Farmers, It was voted that the Co[mmittee] for the time being which is chosen to make rates for the M[inistry] or other publick Charge amongst the Farmers that, th[ey also?] shall gather those rates which they make 2. There was a Comittee chosen for the year ensueing which [ ] [Bray?] Wilkins [Jona]than Walcut Thos Small & [Joseph] [8] 3 It was Voted that Mr Bayley should have fourty seven pounds for the year ensueing & he is to find himself fire wood or els the Comittee to take the Seven pounds and they to find Mr Bayley's [wood] 4. It was also voted that Mr Bayley shall have his maintainance at every half years end - The 14 of November 1673 At a meeting of the Farmers It was voted that Nathll Putnam & Lieut Putnam are imployed to treat with the towne about laying out of Highwayes and mending of them amongst us [9th] mo:73 The persons formerly chosen to run the Westline between the towne and us are now desired to perfect it by themselves or otherwise [Jos]eph Hutchinsons [deed of] gift [to the] Farmrs [the] year 1673. These Presents testify that I Joseph Hutchinson of Salem do give up all my right title Interest that I have in that acre of land that the meeting house now stands upon and as the land stands now bounded to the Inhabitants of the Farmes for them to make use of for the meeting house and ministry amongst them peaceably to Injoye without any molestation from the abovesaid Joseph Hutchinson his heires or assignes to them theire heires & assignes forever so long as they do make use of it for that end- [9th mo73 Voted that there should be an house builded for the ministry 28 foot in length 13 foot between joynts 20 foot in breadth and a leentoo of 11 foot at the end of the house- It was voted that 5 should be added to the Committee for the carrying on the work of the house for the ministry Viz John Putnam John Buxton Henry Kenny Nathaniel Ingersoll & Robert Prince - The 21 of November 1673 At a meeting of the Inhabitants It was voted that so many of the Inhabitants here that have a mind to set up an house for thier horses have their liberty to build as they see cause and that if any afterwards have a mind to build they have the same liberty provided they do build together on that side the meeting house next the Swampe It was Voted that the publick charge should be defrayed in the same way as it was the last year

1674

January The 15: of January 1673 [At] a meeting of the Inhabitants It was Voted that the Committ[ee] [now] in being together with John Putnam shall seat the meeting house [according] to the rates to the m[in this ] respect [9] Received forty pounds of Lt: Thomas [Putnam] and Goodman Rea: which was the Rate Made by [them] 8 October:72: and continewed to october 8th 1673: I say Rece [ ] James Bayley 24 December 1674 Received thirty fouer pounds ten shillings and seven pence-which was part of the Rate Made for my mentainnance for the second year of my Being att the village of Salem: which begun October 8th and ended october:8th 1674: I say Received so much as above me[nti]oned from thos who ware the selectmen that year: By me James Bayley. Received sence the writing of the above writen Receit so much as Makes the above mentioned sume amount to forty pounds: which was so much as was voated for my mentennance for that year: I say Recd: by me James Bayley the 10th Jenewary 1675 Received forty seven pounds which was the Ratt made for my mentenan[ce] for the year beginning the eight of october: 1674: and ending the eighth [of] october: 1675: I say Received of the Committe for that year: B[y me] [James Bayley] Received forty seven pounds which was the Ratte :-- Made for my mentenance for the year Begining the 8th october: [1675] and ending the: 8th october: 1676: I say Received of the [ ] for that year: By me James Bay[ley] Received: 47 pounds of the Inhabitants of the farmes for the y[ear] begining october: 8th 76: and ending october ye: 8th 1677: I say Re[ceived] By me James Bayley Received of the account of My Ratte begining october: 8th 1677 and ending o[ctober] : the 8th 1678: I say Receivd forty fouer pounds fouer shilling and eight pence By me James Bayley Received affter wards of those whoses names ware entered in constable Joshua Reas Bill: two pounds: sixteen shillings: 4 pence by me: James Bay[ley] The Inhabitants of the Farmes Discharged from their two Last ye[ars] Rattes Made for my mentenance for the two Last years of my be [ing] In The Ministry amongst them: ye, 25th: 8th: 1681 By me James Ba[yley] All the above writen Receits are true Coppeis taken out [ ] the originalls writen with Mr. Bayles one Hand: as [attest] Thomas putnam Recorder: to the Committe of Salem v[illage]


1675

November [10] [9th] November: 1680: [ ] of the Inhabitants of the Farmes the year and day above writen [1]ly these was Chosen for a Committe for the year ensueing Bray Wilkens Nathl Ingersol John putnam Daniel Rea Joseph Hutchinson [2ly] voated that all our Householders for the futer time shall have Liberty to choues: and to be chosen on the Committee and to act in all other matters that Consarnes us tell there be a Church gathered among us The: 25th of November: 1680 voat att a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Farmes that it was agreed that Mr. Burroughs for his mentenance amoungst us Is to Have for the year ensewing sixty pounds in and as mony one third part in mony cartain the other two thirds In provision att money prise as followeth: Ry and barly and malt att: three shilling per bushell: Indian corn att two shillings a bushell beaf att three half pence a pound and pork att 2 pence a pound: Butter att pence a pound and this to be paid at each half years end: it is to be understood that It shall be att the Inhabitants Liberty to discharge the wholl sixty pounds In all mony If they se cause and his fire wood- voated that Lt Thomas Putnam and Jonathan Walcott are [c]hosen to supply the place of Deacons for the year ensueing. December The: 31th day of December: 1680: Att a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Farmes : it was voated that the Ratte that is made for the mentenance of Mr. Burroughs for this year enseueing is to be Raised as formorly-


1676

1677

1678

February The: 16th of Feberary: 1680 Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Farmes it was voated that we will Build a House for the Ministry and provid convenient Land For that end: the Dementions of the House are as followeth: 42 foot long twenty foot Broad: thirteen foot stude: fouer chimleis no gable ends also what is expended about the House shall be alowed for By The Inhabitants- The Ratte Made for the Ministry House and Land amounts to two hundred and twenty one pounds nine shilling and six pence Received of the Committe the full and just summ of sixty pounds for the [y]ear Begining in eighty in the Month November and ending in the same [mo]nth eighty one: which summ was the Ratte Made by them: and fier [wo]od for the year above mentioned:I say Recd by me George Burroughs [11] The: 18th of the 9mo 1678: The Inhabitants of the Farmes are Desiered to meet att their or[dinary] place of Meeting on the 23th of this instant month of November att ten[n] of the clock In the morning for the choice of a New Committe a[nd to] agree about Mr. Bayleys Mentenance this year: and what other th[ings] May fall In for these are grate things of Consarnment: therefore we Desier that all the Inhabitants may be their: By ordor of The Comm[ittee] John Putnam Att A Meeting of The Farmers: 23 November: 1678: 1. Their was A Committe Chosen for the year ensewing: viz Lt. Th[ ] Putnam John Buxton Daniell Andrew Allex Osborn William [Sibley] 2ly voated that Mr Bayley shall have forty seven pounds for this years Mentenance: to be Raised as it was Last year upon the Inhabit[ants] 3ly voated that the forty seven pounds shall be paid In the s[ame] spesha as before In provision the Half att the Half years end Att A publique Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Farmes: 11th september 1. voated that wee agree to Raise Mr. Bayleys mentenance for this [year] enseueing to fifty five pounds: and that Mr. Bayley shall be [att liberty] at the years end or before If he have a Call to any other pla[ce] [and] 2ly that the inhabitants shall have their Liberty to gitt a min[ister] In this years time and By this means we shall take the Church Advize If we Raise our Ministers Mentenance- Ratts Made In the year: 1678: and 1679 for the Minister Con[re] to fifty two pounds: six shillings and ten pence Abated to Her that was the wife of Isaac Goodell 00: 2s = 6 paid James Hadlock for sweeping the Meeting Hous 0: 10: 0 abated to John Brown for Nurses Farme 0: 4: 0 A Bill Committed to Constable Job Swinerton By warrant of 05: 12: 09 Bareing Datt the twenty forth of November 1679 The 9th of December 1679 Att A Meeting of the Farmers: Chosen For A Committe For the year enseueing Joshua Rea Jonathan Walcott Joseph Herrick Thomas Fu[ller] Thomas putna[m] 2ly Chosen to [supply the] place of Deacons for this yeas [ensuing] To D[ ] Lt. John putnam Nathaniel [ ] Mr. Bayley If he would take: 5 [ ] [ Ba]yles Answer to the Proposition was [ ] [provi]sion he woul[d a]ccept and [if ] [ ] be paid [ ] [12] The sixt of April 1680 Att A publique Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Farmes It was voated That we will Chouse men to Reckon with thos to whom the Inhabitants are In Dept: and also to Call the Constables to an account for the severall summes Commited to them By severall Committes thee parson Chosen and Impowered are Lt: John putnam sarjant Thomas Fuller and Joseph Hutchinson: we leave it to there Discrestion to act as they see cause only they shall doe Itt and the Inhabitants to Bare there charges & Make Return wtin a year Att the same meeting above said: It was voated that we would Have A Minister amongust us to preach the word of God to us and that Nathaniel putnam sarjant Tho: Fuller Bray Wilknes and Joshua Rea are Desiered to Look out for a Minister and to take advice of Mr. Higginson or the Church of Salem about That Matter and bring one heather that we may Hear Him and To approve of Him- The Ministers Ratte for this year begining October: 1679: and ending October:1680 amounts to sixty six pounds fouer shillings and fouer pence Abatted out of yt Rate to Mis Davenport a 11 penc mony: 2 shillings provision A Bill Committed to Constable John Buxton By warrant Containing The sume of six pounds seven shillings and two pence- Bareing Datt: the Forth of November 1680- also there are sume of Beverly men as Have not paid ye Ratt ye year William Dodge: 8 pence mony: s: 6d in pay John Giles 8 pence mony: s: 6 pay petter woodbery: 3 penc mony: 7 pence pay Jonathan Walcott Joseph Herrick Thomas putnam Junr The Committe- December [13] The: 27th of December 1681 Att A Meeting of The Inhabitants of the Farmes there was A Committe Chosen for the year enseueing: viz: Lt John putnam: Nathal: Ingersoll: sarjant Thomas Fuller John Buxton and Daniel Rea- Also Chosen to supply the place of Deacons for the year enseuing Liue-tenant Thomas Putnam and sarjant Jonathan Walcott At the same meeting above said: It was agreed upon and voated for the futer By the Inhabitants of Salem village: that the Ratte made For the Defraiing of all our Charges In the year 1681: both for Houses and Lands with all other Consarnes Belonging to Thee Ministry amoungst us shall be entered In our Book of Records with the names and perticular summes: And that it shall not Bee Lawfull for the Inhabitants of this village to convay the Houses or Lands or any other consarnes Belonging to the Ministry to any perticular persons or person: not for any cause by voat or other ways: But this estate to stand good to the Inhabitants of this place and to there sucksessors for ever: for the m [inistry] li s d Luet : Tho : Putnam 10 6 3 Richard: Hutchinson 2 9 6 Nathal Putnam 9 10 - Lt John putnam 8 - - Joseph porter 6 3 - Henry Kenny 2 5 - Jonathan Walcott 3 6 - Isarell porter ∫* 10 - John Buxton 3 15 - Lott Kellom 1 4 - Joseph Holton senr 3 6 - Isaac Goodell's widdow 10 - Thomas Flint 5 2 - Gilles Gory - 4 - Joseph pope 3 - - Elisha Cuby - 3 3 William Nickols - 10 - Isaac Cooks - 4 3 William Sibley 4 16 - __ __ __ 66 5 3 Joseph Roots - 4 5 John Giles - 6 [3(?)] Andrew Eliot - 5 - William Dodge - 6 6 Joseph Boys - 3 3 Samuel Sibley ∫ 18 - Job Swinaton Senr 3 - - Job Swinaton jur 4 10 - Peter prescott ∫ 4 6 James Smith ∫ 4 6 John Burroughs ∫ 5 6 Thomas Keny ∫ 10 - William Way ∫ 10 - Tho: putnam jur 2 14 - John putnam jur 2 14 - George Flint ∫ 7 - John Flint ∫ 7 - William Osborn - 3 - Nathl Aires ∫ 4 - Tho: Bayly - 13 - __ __ 27 14 [ ] [141 Daniel Rea 3 - - Thomas Cave - 3 - petter Cloys ∫ 8 6 Abraham Walcott - 9 - peter Woodbery - 2 6 Frances Nurs - 18 - Saml Nurs ∫ 4 - John Tarbill ∫ 4 - Thomas preston ∫ 10 - William Buckly ∫ 4 - Benj : Holton ∫ ∫ - Joseph Woodrow - 15 - Thomas Clark - 13 - John Nickols - 10 - John Darling - 10 - Joseph Holton jur ∫ 12 - Edward putnam ∫ 17 - Jonat putnam ∫ 16 - Thomas Haile - 7 6 Daniel Andrew 5 19 3 Sam: Brabrook - 16 - Zacca Herrick - 12 - Nath felton junr - 5 - Tho : Fuller senr 8 6 - Henry Renols - 2 3 Jerimy Watts ∫ 5 - Joseph Hutchinson 6 12 3 Natha : Ingersoll 3 12 - Joshua Rea 7 7 - John Brown 3 ∫ 6 __ __ __ 57 12 3 James Hadlock senr ∫ 9 3 James Hadlock junr ∫ 4 - Frances Gefords & farm 7 6 Thomas Haines 2 2 6 Jonathan Knight ∫ 10 - John Kenny ∫ 10 - Aron Way ∫ 19 - William Ierland 2 5 - Thomas Fuller junr 2 8 - John Sheepard ∫ 10 - Zaccary Goodell 2 14 - John Gingill 3 10 6 Henry Wilknes 2 12 6 Samuell Wilknes ∫ 16 - Thomas Wilknes 2 16 9 Henry Wilknes 1 10 - Benjamin Wilknes 1 16 - Edward Bishop 2 8 - Joseph Herrick 3 - - Thomas Rament 2 14 - Ezekill Chever - 13 - Joseph Mazary 2 - - Allexander Osborn 2 2 - John Adams 1 2 6 William Rament - 9 9 43 10 3

  • These marks are probably intended for the figure 1.

This is a true coppie of the Rate entered according to the voat per me Daniel Rea


1679

1680

1681

1682

January At A Meeting of the Inhabitants the: 26: of Genewary: 1681: voat that Lt Thomas Putnam Joseph Hutchinson and Henry Kenny are Hereby Impowered to goe fence the Ministry Land according to their best understanding and the Inhabitants to pay ye charge 2ly voated that it is Left to thee Committe to Finnish the Ministry House and The Inhabitant to pay the charge December [15] The 21th: of December: 1682 Dayes Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem farmes there was chosen for to supply the place of Deacons for year enseueing Lt Thomas Putnam and sarjant Jonathan Wa1cott -- 2ly voat that the Instrucktions given to The Committe In November 1672 shall be the Instrucktions for the year enseuing for the Raising our publique Charge --


1683

January The: 11th of Genewary: 1682: Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of the farmes there was a Committe Chosen for the year ensueing: viz: Daniell Andrew Thomas Fuller jun Jonathan putnam William Way and Samuel Sibley -- 2ly voated that John Putnam jur and John Sheepard and Benjamin Wilknes are chosen to take an account of mens estate in our Inhabitants and Bring it in to the Committe In ordor to Making of Rattes -- 3ly It was agreed that for the futer time all vacant Land shall be Ratted att But fouer shillings per Hundred to a sixty pound Ratte and that to be the rule for grater or Leser sumes for the time to come after this year after November 1683: voated ye 11th: 10mo: 1682 The: 25 of: Genewary:1682 Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Farmes: It was voated that all the Depts of the Inhabitants are to be Brought In to The Committeis the which whare the Committes the two Last years or the Major part of the which shall take an account of them the first of feberary next ensewing att nine a clock in the morning att the meeting House -- nextly voate that all those of our Inhabitants that doe not give an In an account of there estates : or that give in a falce account of their estate The Committe then In being shall have liberty to Ratte Them By will and Doom from time to time. March The 15th Day of March: 1682/3 Att A meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village It was voated That for the time to Come: that Thee Committe then it In Being shall warne all Lawfull Meetings: for the Inhabitants to come together To act all publique Bussines: either By warrant on the Meeting House post one a publique Day: or By goeing from House to House: or By warning given at the Head of thee foot company or any of these three ways shal be accounted Lawfull warning May [16] The 24th Day of May: 1683: Att A Meeting of The Inhabitants of Salem village It was voated That sarjant Fuller is Desiered to write to Mr. Lawson to come to preach with us on the next saboth Day come sennett nextly voated that the Committe shall Make a Ratte of fiveteen pounds for Mr. Burroughs for the Last quarter of a year He preached with us June The fift Day of June: 1683 Att A Meeting of The Inhabitants of this village It was voated that Those things shall be Incarted In the warrant for a publique Meeting of the Inhabitants that are to be acted that day and no other thing shall be acted But what is insarted in the warrant August The: 16th Day of August 1683: Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village It was voated That Mr. Lawson shall Have an Invitation to come to preach amongst us: In Ordor to a further trial amongst us: if Himself and the people can agree 2ly voated that Lt: Nathaniel putnam Thomas Fuller senr Goodman Wilknes senr Mr. Joseph porter and Daniel Andrew or any two or three of them are Desiered to goe to Mr. Lawson to treat with Him according to the voat above writen October The 19th Day of October: 1683 Att A Meeting of Thee Inhabitants of this village It was voated That Lt: Thomas putnam: Lt: Nathaniell putnam: Lt Jno: putnam Lt: Thomas Fuller Joshua Rea senr and Joseph Hutchinson are chosen to treate Mr. Lawson and to Make Return to Thee Inhabitants 2ly voated that Lt. Thomas Fuller and Henry Kenny are chosen to goe to Boston to Desier Mr. Lawson to come to preach with us and that we may treate with Him -- 3ly voated that for the time to come all nesisary charge either for fetching or entertaining A Minister shall be born upon publique charge November The: 9th: Day of November: 1683 Att a meeting of the Inhabitants of this village there was chosen and Impowered to treate with Mr. Lawson and to make a full agreement with Him Relateing to His salary: and to come to a Result with Him in the behalfe of the Inhabitants: viz: Lt. Thomas putnam: Lt. Nath: putnam Lt. Jno putnam sarjant Fuller Joseph Hutchinson Job Swinaton Joseph porter Daniell Andrew and Henry Keny or the major part of them [17] The Inhabitants of this village are Desiered to Meet togeather att their ordinary place of Meeting on the sixt Day of this Instant month Decembr att tenn of the clock in the morning to Receive Answer of those men that ware chosen to treate with Mr. Lawson: and to consider what to doe about A minister: and to consider about the Disbustments: Daniell Andrew Jonathan putnam Samuel Sibley -- December The: sixt Day of December: 1683 Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village agreed that wee will Desier our Elders of Salem Towne to be Hellpfull to us in procuring a meet parson for us to preach the word of God to us and If our Elders doe advize to any in Cambridge then our messengers are Desiered to take advice with the Magestrats their and president and pastor of the church their: and if our elders doe advize to any other place than Camebridge our messengers are to attend ther advice voated the parsons chosen and Impowered for the work above written ware Ensigne Daniell Andrew and Corporal Nathaniell Ingersull The: 25th Day of December 1683 Att A meeting of the Inhabitants of this village upon some objection It was voated to be a Legall Meeting --- 2ly voated that we will give Mr. Epps for the time he doth preach with us tweenty shillings par day: one half in mony and the other half in provision at the current price 3ly voated That Liuet Thomas Putnam and Corporal Nathaniell Ingersull is to Receive the Contribution for Mr. Epps 4ly voated that the Committee shall make a Rate to Discharge all the righteous Depts of the plantation that are all redye Due -- Their was a Rate made to pay the depts of the plantation the wholl Rate was fifty two pounds one shilling and a peny and the wholl Rate was committed to Constable Joseph pope the: 12th of Jenewary: 1683: with an ordor to pay to the severall parsons that the plantation was Indebted unto Daniell Andrew Jonathan Putnam Samuell Sibley


1684

January [18] The: 17th: Day of Genewary 1683: At A meeting of Thee Inhabitants of salem village ther was Chosen for a Committee for the year Inseueing Joseph Herrick Job Swinaton Frances Nurs Thomas Wilknes Ezekill Chever 2ly Chosen to take an Invoice of mens estats Edward putnam Thomas preston and Jacob Fuller-- 3ly voated that the Committee now chose shall make a Rate of fifteen pounds for Mr. Epps 4ly voated that the Deacons shall take mens words for what mony they Have contributed to Mr. Epps for the time past 5ly voated that all they that contribute for time to come shall put their mony in papers and writ their names in them 6ly voated that we will send to Mr Lawson to treate with Him to se wheather he will come to us upon Mr. Burroughs his salary of sixty pounds only Indian corn at: 2: 6 par bushell The men Chosen for this end are Lt Nathaniel putnam Lt. Tho: Fuller and corporal Thomas Flint or the major part of them 7ly voated that we will send to Mr Samuell Andrew fellow of the colledge to Desier him to come to preach with us the men chosen for that end are Lt: Nathaniell putnam and Lt. Thomas Fuller and Corporal Thomas Flint The: 22 Day of Jenewary: 1683 Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village first voated that The Committee shall Have the Book and the papers 2ly voated That the Committee shall Raise our publique charges as formorly only to obsarve that ordor in vacant Land February The: 22 Day of feberary: 1683 Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village first voated yt the committee shall make instead of the fiften pounds formorly voated to be made for Mr. Epps a rate of tweenty pounds to pay Mr. Epps and to Repair the ministry House and paster and what this wanteth to Discharge the whol as above the Inhabitants are to pay and Mr. Epps to Have seven pound one half in mony: and the other part of the Rate to be one Half money and the other half part in pay 2ly voated that this committee now in Being shall make a quarter Rate for Mr. Burroughs: 3: 3ly voated that sarjant walcott and John Buxton are Desired to take care to git the ministry House and pastor Repaired and the committe are to pay them [19] 4ly voated that Joseph Herrick and Jonathan putnam and Goodman Cloys are Desiered to take care for to gitt a boate for the Removeing Mr. Lawson goods --- April The Inhabitants of this village are Desiered to meet at their ordinary place of Meeting: on the: 17th Day of this Instant April: their to consider how the contribution shall be carried on: and How thee salary to Mr. Lawson shall be paid: wheather every quarter or other ways: and also how the wood shall be provided for Mr. Lawson, and how the bounds of the ministry Land shall be settled: and to whom the quarter Ratte shall be payd that is to be made for Mr. Burroughs: Datt: ye 11th: April: 1684: Frances Nurs Joseph Herrick Tho : Wilknes The: 17th Day of April 1684 Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of this village firstly voated That this is a Leagall Meeting 2ly voated that the Inhabitants must Come to the Deacons every quarter of a year to Reckon about their contribution of money: and that the Last saboth of the quarter: they shall put in a paper into the Box of what money they have contributed the quarter before 3ly voated that we will each man pay his proportion of this Rate: each quarter of the year to Mr. Lawson or his ordor : and all other former voats that Have past Consarning Mr. Lawsons salary are Hearby Confeirmed and the specia thereof provided that no man pay more than a quarter part of his part of the forty pounds in Indian corn which forty pounds is to be paid in pay 4ly voated that Mr. Lawson shall have thirty coords of wood for this enseuing year and that each mans proportion of wood shall be set in the marjant of his Rate the wood to be brought in att fouer shillings a cord: and all those that doe not bring in their proportion of wood By the Last of the: 9th month are to pay their proportion In money 5ly voated that we make choice of Thomas putnam senr: Nathaniell putnam Jonathan Walcott: Nathaniell Ingersoll: Tho: Flint: Tho: Haines: Saml Nurs and John putnam junr or the Major part of them: to Renew the bounds of the ministry Land: and the bounds of the acre of Land about the Meeting House some time this month-- 6ly voated that the Committee are ordored to pay the quarter Rate to Mr. Burroughs or his ordor Lieut Thomas putnam: sir: Receive this as an ordor from me to you to Receive of the Committe what is due to me from the Inhabitants of Salem Farmes: febreary 16th 1683 George Burroughs September [20] The fist of September: 1684 The Inhabitants of Salem Farmes are Desiered to Meet at the usuall place of meeting: on the: leventh Day of this instant month September att a leven of the clock in the forenoon: to consider and take ordor about the mentenance of the Minister after the expiration of this present year: the Repairing of the ministry House and carriing in of wood for the Minister: the Discharge of the Removeall of Mr. Lawson heather the providing of further accomidations of seats In the Meeting House: and what means may be used suetable rectifie the defects in the Inhabitants Book: Frances Nurs: Job Swinaton: Joseph Herrick The: 11th Day of September: 1684 Att A Meeting of the Inhabitants of this village firstly It was voated That we make choice of Lt: Thomas putnam Bray Wilknes Liut: Nathaniell putnam frances Nurs and Lt: John putnam to treat with Mr. Lawson to know his mind about his settleing with us in the worke of the Ministry 2ly voated that the Meeting House shall be filled and Daubed all where it wants below ye beams and plates and that six cassments shall be Hanged in the meeting house and that their be a canape set over the pulpit all which is to be on the Inhabitants charge and that the Deske be made flatter 3ly voated that Corporall Kenny is chosen to fill the Meeting House lath it and plaster it and he shall be paid for it by the Inhabitants 4ly voated that Lt Nathaniell putnam Lt Thomas putnam: sarj Jonathan Walcott and sarj : Nathaniel Ingersoll is chosen to be joyned to the Committee now in being to pruse the book and to have inspection into the defects thereof to se what should not be there: and to se what should be their that is not their: and coppie it out and to Make ye Return to the Inhabitants or the major part of these men joyned to ye Committe 5ly voated that this meeting is ajorned to the: 24th Day of this Instant month Septemr At an ajornment of the meeting: from the leventh Day of this Instant month September: in the year: 1684: to the 24th Day of the same month and the same year: it was voated that after this year is out wee will give to Mr. Lawson for his Incourrigment sixty pounds in mony for his yearly salary to be paid every quarter fifteen pounds and two men shall be appointed to look after it and se that It be don: and he is to find himself wood out of this sixty pounds and this to continew so long as he continew in the work of the ministry amongst us as now he doth 2ly voated that the Deacons shall for time to come Declare the saboth before the quarter is out that the next saboth the quarter is out that so thee Inhabitants may doe there Duty December [21] The: 17th: Day of December: 1684: The Inhabitants of this village are Desiered to meet att ther ordinary place of Meeting upon the: 18th Day of this Instant month December to compleat the works that the Last meeting was warned for and also to Receive the Return of the men that ware chosen to look into the Defects of the Book: and also those that are consarned about the Book are Desiered to Meet after Lecter to compleat their worke: It is Desiered that Thee Inhabitants would all attend this meeting and be att place appointed by teen a clock in the morning there being a great deal of work to be don: Frances Nurs Thomas Wilknes Ezekill Chever The: 18th Day of December: 1684: At A Meeting of the Inhabitants of this village: first It was voated That Nathaniell Ingersoll shall have: 20 shillings for entertaining Mr. Epps --- 2ly voated that wee Make Choice of Lt Nathaniell, putnam Sarjant Walcott and Samuell Nurs to treate with Joseph Hutchinson about the acre of Land That he hath given to the plantation to set the Meeting house upon 3ly voated that this Bill of Disbustments shall be entered into the Book and that this bill shall be paid to the perticular parsons with in named and this Is the whol Dept that is Due to the parsons with in named for the Ministry House and Land and for work don their and for work Don at the Meeting house: and for wood carried to Mr. Burroughs and that Constable pope shall forth with gather his Rate Committed to him and pay the same according to his ordor: and this voat to take place from the Datte of the Bill --- feberary the fift 1682

s d Lt Tho: putnam 6 2 3 Nathaniell putnam 1 3 10 Jonathan Walcott 1 13 3 Jno putnam senr 3 12 6 Joseph Hutchinson 1 3 4 Daniell Rea 1 9 9 John Flint 1 11 9 Nath: Ingersoll 1 17 3 sarjant Fuller 2 4 6 s d Thomas Fuller junr 1 5 10 Joshua Rea 1 16 6 Thomas Flint 1 1 - Thomas Haines 1 5 - John Gingill - 3 - Benj Wilknes - 16 - Samuel Wilknes - 5 - Henry Wilknes - 17 - Allex : osborn - 3 - Jona: Putnam - 12 6 Benj Holton - 6 - Joseph Herrick - 2 - James Hadlock senr - 2 6 Zaccary Goodell - 2 8 William Sibley - 2 - John Sheepard - 5 6 Aron Way 1 12 5 William Way - 7 4 Thomas Fuller - 8 - - - - 37 14 9 Wee whose names are underwriten being Impowered by the plantation for to examine the accounts both of Dept and creadit of their Disbustments: doe give in this account to the best of our understanding to be the Depts due from the Inhabitants: John Putnam Joseph Hutchinson Nathaniell Ingersoll: Tho: Fuller [22] A Bill of Disbustments s d A Bill of Disbustments s d Lt Thomas Putnam 1 3 3 Lt John Putnam 1 14 3 Edward Putnam - 5 - Thomas Wilknes - 3 4 Joseph Hutchinson 1 1 - Zaccary Goodell - 8 9 Jonathan Putnam - 4 6 Thomas Haines - 10 6 Allexander osborn - 9 - Daniell Rea - 15 1 Nathaniell Ingersoll - 10 - John Buxton - 13 - Job Swinaton - 6 - Tho: Putnam jur - 3 4 Henry Kenny - 4 6 Thomas Kenny - 3 - William Sibley - 6 6 Sarjant Fuller 1 12 - Tho: Fuller junr - 6 - Samuell Brabrook - 2 6 henry Holton - 2 6 James Stimson - 2 - Joseph porter - 12 6 Joseph porter 2 3 6 Henry Kenny - 3 6 John Buxton - 8 - William Nickols - 10 - Jonathan Knight - 2 3 Thomas Wilknes - 10 - Henry Wilknes - 11 - Joseph Mazary - 14 - John Tarbill - 3 - Bnjamin Holton - 6 - John Darling - 10 - Thomas putnam jur - 1 - Wee whose names are under writen being Chosen by the Inhabitants to settle the accounts of Disbustments Both Dept and credit: which we have Don to the best of our understanding John Putnam senr Joseph Hutchinson Nathaniell Ingersoll Thomas Fuller At an ajornment of the Meeting from the eighteenth Day of this Instant December 1684 to the tweenty nin day of The same Month It was voated that we will give Mr. Lawson for the Last quarter of this year thirteen pounds tenn shillings in money and his wood as it is all Redy ordored: and Thomas Putnam senr and Nathanil Ingersoll are chosen to Receive the money and pay it to Mr. Lawson


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February The 2th Day: of Feberary 1684 At A Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village ther was chosen to Reckon with Liuet Nathaniell putnam John Putnam senr Joseph Hutchinson Nathaniell Ingersoll and Daniell Andrew or the major part of them --- [23] The Town of Salem considering of agrant made By the Generall Court In the year: sixteen hundred thirty and nine: unto a village that the Inhabitants of Salem did intend to plant near the river that Runeth to Ipswich: upon the sartain Information of severall of our antient Inhabitants that Doe A feirme that the town of Salem had agreed to plant a village near the River that Runeth to Ipswich: and for more then forty years sence; and did grant out Lands unto severall of our Inhabitants upon the place: and our Inhabitants Did severall of them goe thether to dwell and Have Continewed ther Dwelling ther and for many years sence we have settled a village there upon the place above named upon these grounds above named we doe hereby Declare that the grant above named Doth belong to the village above exprest: and we doe by these presence asigne over and give up all our right to the fornamed grant unto this our village At a meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village: ye 2th: 12 moth: 1684 wee doe Hearby Declare by voat that If the Town of Salem will voat the above writing and make it ther act and gift unto the village that then we Declare by these presence that what Land soever that we have that Salem Did grant and lay out to any of us that doth ly with In the grant made by the Generall Court In the year 1639: unto Salem village: we doe Hearby Ingage that If we doe lose any of those Lands that the Lose of them shall be att our own charge: and not Requier any satisfaction of the Town of Salem wee Desier Lt Thomas putnam Lt: porter: Joseph porter Daniell Andrew: Lt John putnam or either of them to Deliver this paper to thee Selectmen of Salem and Bring us a Returne The: 28th: of feberary 1684: The Inhabitants of this village: are Desiered to meet at the usall place of meeting upon the sixt Day of March next to take the old committees accounts: and to chouse a new Committee and give Instrucktions to them also to Receive the account of the commitee chosen to Reckon with Lt. Nathaniell putnam And to take ordor about the fenceing In of the ministry Land and to take ordor about the gallaries for the Meeting House and better fitting the pulpitt: frances Nurs Thomas Wilknes Ezekell Chever March [24) The sixt Day of March 1684/5 Aft A Generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village There was chosen for a committee for the year enseueing viz: Lt: John putnam Jonathan walcott John Buxton william Sibley and Thomas putnam junr: 2ly voated that the Committe In Being shall Keep the originall papers that the voats are writen on: and att the years end they shall be compared with the Book: when the committee shall give an account of the voats that Have past 3ly voated that for this year Thee committee shall Raise our publique charges as followeth that vacant Land to be rated att: 4s per hunderd and not dubled: and all Land with In fence at on peny per acre and so to be dubled on that as on other estates and all heads and estates as the Law doth direct 4ly voated that we will sett up two end gallaries forth with and finish the gallaries: and also set up a canapee over the pulpitt and It is left to Thee committee to sett men to work: and to agree with men for price and pay: and to Make a Rate upon the Inhabitants to pay for the work 5ly voated that It is left to thee committee to take care about Mending the fence about the Ministry Land The: 20th: of March 1684/5: we Reckoned with the old Committee and ther account is as followeth --- There was a Rate mad to pay Mr. Epps: and Removing of Mr. Lawson and the Repairing of the ministry House: the whol Rate was 22 pou 12 shillings and 7 pene : frances Nurs : Thomas wilknes Ezekill Chver There was a quarter Rate made for Mr. Burroughs or his ordor the wholl Rate was: 14 pounds: 18 shillings and 10 pence: which ware Delivered to Constable Daniell Rea: Frances Nurs: Tho: Wilknes Ezekill Chever There was a Rate made for Mr. Lawsons year salary: 1684: the wholl Rate was sixty two pounds a leven shillings and five pence Frances Nurs: Thomas wilknes: Ezekill Chever Received this 29 of March 1686 of Thomas Putnam senr & Nathanael Ingersoll in money & as money sixty pounds & my wood being in full of my salary for the year 1684 I say recd Per me Deodat Lawson [25] Wee whose Names are under writers being formerly Chosen A Committee By the Inhabitants of New Salem or Salem village To Reckon with Lt: Nathaniell Putnam Have accordingly Reckoned with Him: and doe find on stateing all accounts to this day there is Due to him for ballance one pound sixteen shillings and six pence: from the Inhabitants: as wittnes our Hands March ye: 6th: 1684/5 John Putnam senr Joseph Hutchinson Daniell Andrew Nathal Ingersoll Salem village this: 20th of March: 1684/5 The Inhabitants of this village are Desiered to meet at there ordinary place of Meeting: on the 26th Day of this Instant March at one of the clock: to chouse two men to supply the place of Deacons: and to chouse men to take an account of mens estates and to consider how the contribution shall be carried on: and to chouse men to call the constables to an account John Putnam senr Jonathan walcott John Buxton Tho: putnam junr The 26th Day of March: 1685 Att A Generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village firstly voated that we will keep up the contribution -- 2ly voated that all our Inhabitants shall put there mony in money* In papers which they contribute or elce it shall be accounted as strangers mony 3ly voated that all the money which strangers contribute hear shall be: Mr. Lawsons 4ly Chosen to supply the place of Deacons for the year ensewing ware Lt: Thomas putnam and sarjant Nathaniell Ingersoll 5ly Chosen to take an account of mens estates in our Inhabitants in ordor to making of Rates: and to bring it in to Thee Committee by the: 20th of may next ware william way and Thomas Kenny 6ly voated that the committe in being are Hereby Impowered to call the severall Constables to an account for the severall summes which have ben commited to them by several Committees and the Inhabitants to bare there Charge In sute or preparation for sute: and also the committee in being shall have power to abatte Rattes formorly made where they se reason so to Doe

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June [26] The Inhabitants of this village are Desiered to Meet togeather on this Instant Day as soon as Lecter is Don to consider how the Gallerres shall be seated Dat: this third of June: 1685 John Putnam senr Jonathan WalcottJohn Buxton William Sibley Tho: putnam junr The third Day of June 1685 At a meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village firstly It was voated that It is a Leagall Meeting 2ly voated that all the Meeting house shall be seated over again 3ly voated that wee will Chouse seven men for a Committee To seat the Meeting House over againe 4ly voated that the Committee which shall be chosen to seat the Meeting house shall Have Respect: first to agge: 2ly to office: 3ly to Rats 5ly Chosen for a Committee to seat the Meeting House ware Lt Thomas putnam Bray Wilknes Frances Nurs Joseph Hutchinson Joseph Herrick Thomas Flint and Lt John putnam 6ly voated that these or any five of them agreeing shall be a valled act: also we Desier Mr. Lawson to give his advice to Thee committee chosen about seating the Meeting House November Salem village this: 14th of November 1685 The Inhabitants of this place are Desiered to Meet togeather att there orDinary place of Meeting on the: 18th day of this Instant November In the after noon after Lecter to consider wheather or no the committee shall ad those severall summes of of Money which are Due from our Inhabitimts to severall parsons Into the Rate which is to be made for the building ye Gallaries By ordor of Thee Committee Tho : putnam junr cler The: 18th Day of November 1685 At A Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem villagd firstly voated that thee committee shall ad that which is Due to Lt. Nathaniell putnam and that which is Due to Corporall Kenny and that which is Due for Hanging of Cassments and that which is Due for Making the pulpitt Into the Rate that is to be made for building the gallaries 2ly voated that thee committee shall ad all the righteous Depts of the plantation Into the Rate of the Gallaries that every man may be paid provided every man bring in his account to the Committee ye: 23th Day of this Instant month to Nathanl Ingersolls House [27] The Rate which was MaDe for the Building the gallaries and pulpitt And to pay other Depts of the plantation In the year: 1685 the wholl Rate was thirty one pounds a leven shillings and five pence which Rate was to be paid In provision except those to whom It is Due will accept of other pay: By ordor of Thee Committee Tho: putnam jur cler In the year: 1685 paid to Lt. Nathaniell putnam by his gallery Rate: one pound seven shilling and six pence: also Job Swinaton paid to Him out of his galary Rate nine shillings : which paid him his 1p :16s :6d By ordor of thee Committee Thomas putnam junr Cler The remaineder of this Rate Being three pounds fouer shillings nine pence was commited to Constable Henry Keny: with and ordor to pay it to the perticular parsons to whom It was Due: Bareing Datte the third of September 1686:By order of Thee Committee Tho: putnam cler ye 16th of March 1686/7 Constable Henry Kenny is Discharged from the Bill above said of three pounds fouer shillings and ninepence: and wee finde the whole Rat of the gallaries and pulpitt paid: except two shillings six pence which Remains Due to Capt John putnam: and seven shillings which remaine Due to Ensigne Thomas Flint: By order of Thee Committee Tho: putnam clr Thee Rate which was Made for Mr: Lawsons salary In the year 1685 the whol Rate was sixty Two pounds one shilling and six pence abatted out of this Rate to Tho: Kenny: 2s: 6d: to william sheldin six shillings paid to James Hadlock junr out of this Rate for sweeping the Meeting House five shillings and to John sheepard for sweeping the Meeting house:: 4s and 6d: The Remainder of this Rate being six pound: fouer shillings and nine pence was committed to constable Henry Kenny: with a warrant by our order Bareing Date the: 7th of April: 1686: By order of Thee Committee: Tho: putnam junr cler The seventh of Genewary: 1686/7: Constable Henry Kenny is Discharged from the Bill above said of six pounds fouer shillings and nine pence which was the Remainder of Mr. Lawson Rate In the year: 1685 - By ordor of Thee Committee: Tho: putnam: cler Received this 19 of January 1686 of Nathaniel Ingesoll & Jonathan Walcutt Sixty pounds in & as money being in full of my Salary for the Year 1685 I say recd Per me Deodat Lawson


1686

March [28] Salem village this; 6th of March 168 5/6 Thee Inhabitants of this place are Desiered to Meet togeather ther att There ordinary place of Meeting: on the tenth Day of this Instant march In the after noon after Lecter to Receive the old Committees accounts and to consider what to doe consarning the attachments which are laid which are Laid on the ministry House and Land: and to consider what you will Doe consarning the Rattes which ware Committed to constable Daniell Rea: Jno : putnam senr William sibley Jona: walcott Jno: Buxton Tho: putnam jur The: tenth Day of March: 1685/6 At A Meeting of thee Inhabitants of Salem village It was voat first That Constable Daniell Rea is Discharged from the Rattes which ware Committed to Him by Frances Nurs Thomas Wilknes and Ezekill Chever which ware on the Committee in the year: 1684: and to all the bills charged to him on the Book: as Constable- 2ly voated that Thee Committee now In being shall Make the Rattes over again that ware commited to constable Daniell Rea By Frances Nurs Thomas wilknes and Ezekill Chever Which ware on the committe in the year: 1684: and to demand them and to pay them to whom they ware ordored to be paid unto: that is to say the tweenty pound Rate and the quarter Rate For Mr. Burroughs or His ordor- The twelfth of March: 168 5/6 there was a quarter Rate Made for Mr. Burroughs or His ordor the wholl Rate was fouerteen pounds six shillings and a leven pence: which Ratte was to be paid in or as money The Remainder of this Rate which is not yet paid is six pounds nine shillings and ten pence: which was Committed to Constable Henry Kenney with a warrant By our ordor bareing Date the seventh of April: 1686: with an ordor to pay it to thee Committee or to Lt: Thomas putnam By ordor of Thee Committee: Tho: putnam junr clark [29] The twelfth of March 1685/6 there was a Rate made for to pay Mr. Epps and for the Removeing of Mr. Lawson from Boston and Repairing the Ministry House the wholl Rate was Tweenty pounds fiveteen shillings: and ten pence: which Rate was to be paid one Half in money the other half in provision: the Remainder of this Rate wc is not yet paid is two pounds fourteen shillings 4 pence in mony and three pounds two shillings five pence provision: which was Committed to Constable Henry Keny with a warrant By our ordor Bareing Datte thee seventh of Aprill: 1686: with an ordor to pay it as followeth to Mr. Daniell Epps: one pounds and five pene in provision: and to Jonathan walcott In provision: 2p: 2s: 0d: and in mony: 1p: 13s: 6d: and to Nathaniell Ingersoll In money one pound and Haenpence [ (?) ] Remains Due yett to Mr. Epps as Former accounts sho that this Ratte will not pay: In pay ten shillings: and to Daniel Rea In pay six shillings and Jonathan putnam In pay six shillings and to James Hadlock juner: In pay six shillings: Dated: this ninth of Aprill: 1686: By ordor of thee Committee Thomas putnam junr Cler ye: 7th of ye: 11me 1686/7 constable Henry Keny: Cr: by Mr. Daniell Epps: one pound five penc in pay also in the above said: 20 pound Rate by John sheepard: ls: 3 mony 1s: 3d pay also by abatement to Lt. Nathaniell putnam : 2s: 9 pence in pay The: 16th of March: 1686/7 Constable Henry Keny is Discharged from thee Bill above said of Two pounds fourteen shillings and 4 pence In mony and three pounds two shillings five pence provision and wee find the wholl Ratte paid: except one shilling and 6 pence in Money and two shillings In provision which Remanies Due to Jona walcott By order of Thee Committee Thomas putnam cler April An accounts of Depts that Remain Due In constable Joseph popes Bill which remain Due to the severall parsons hearafter named also the names of thos from whom It was Due: Remain Due to Lt Tho putnam by william Ierland : 10s: 3d: by Tho: Haill: 1: 6s:: Remain Due to Natha Ingersoll: by Job Swinaton senr: 2s: 4d: Remaine Due to Jonathan walcott by Joseph popes one Rate: 1p: 0s: 8d: by abattement to Thomas Baston 12s 4 pene by abatement to Samuell Abby: 2s: Remain Due to Lt John putnam by Beverly men: 3s: 6d: by abatement to George Jacobs 3s: 6d Remain Due to Joseph Hutchinson by Beverly men 4s: 5d: by John Upton 2s: 7d Remain Due to Allexander Osborn: By Samuell Cutteller: 5s: Remain Due to Daniell Rea: by George Hacker: 10s: by Jerimy meacham senr 2s: Remain Due to Thomas Fuller junr by abatment to Bray wilknes: 9s: Remains Due to Joshua Rea senr By James Hadlock: senr: 6s: by Hery Renalls ten pence by Jno Felton: 8 pence by Natha felton 9d penc: by william osborn 9 pence: by Isaac Cook: 1s: 6d Remaine Due to Thomas Haines: by James Stimson: 3s: totall summe 4p: 2s: 7d Dated the 9th of Aprill: 1686 By ordor of Thee Committe Tho putnam Junr cler [30] Salem village this second Day of Aprill 1686 Thee inhabitants of this place are Desiered to Meet togeather at There ordinary place of Meeting : on the ninth Day of this Instant april: at nine a clock in the morning: to Receive this present Committees accounts: and to chouse A new Committee and give Instrucktion to them: also to chouse Two men to supply the place of Deacons and to consider what to doe about the fence of the Ministry paster and to consider what to Doe about the Meeting House land that is fenced In By ordor of thee Committee Thomas putnam junr cler Thee ninth Day of April 1686 At A Meeting of thee Inhabitants of Salem village there was chosen For A Committee for the year Insewing: viz: Lt Jno Putnam william Sibley Thomas Flint John Tarbill and Thomas putnam Junr 1 voated that the Instrucktions which ware given to thee Committee In the year 1685 shall be thee Instrucktions for Thee Committee In Thee year: 1686- 2ly Chosen to supply the place of Deacons for the year Insueing ware sarjant Nathaniell Ingersoll and sarjant Jonathan Walcott 3ly voated that it is left to Thee Committee to Repair the fence about thee Ministry paster: and to agree with Joseph Hutchinson about joyning the fence of the paster on the linne May Salem village this seventh of May: 1686 Thee Inhabitants of this place are Desiered to Meet together att their ordinary place of Meeting on thee tenth Day of this Instant May att twelve of the clock to chouse two men to take an account of mens estates In ordor to Makeing of Rates and to consider what to doe about the grant which was Made to the village of Salem: By Thee Honored Generall Court In the year 1639 which Topsfeild men Lay clame to: it is Desiered that all our Inhabitants would come to thee Meeting for It is mater of grate consarnment to us all By ordor of Thee Committee Tho: putnam cler The tenth Day of May 1686 At a Generall meeting of thee Inhabitants of Salem village there was chosen to take an account of Mens estates In ordor to Making of Rattes Joseph Holton junr and Aron way: and to Bring in ther accounts to thee Committee-By the last of this month- [31] At A Generall Meeting of Thee Inhabitants of Salem village: ye 10th of May 1686 It was considered and agreed upon By a generall concurrance that whereas In the year: 1639: on a motion of Salem to thee Generall Court for a grant of Land aDisionall to there first Town Grant for there lncoragement In settleing a village Thee said Generall Court Did for that end Grante all the Land near there Bounds between Salem and Ipswich River that Did not belong to any other Town or parson By any former Grant: should belong to said village: and the said village haveing ben Inhabited accordingly above forty years: and it being found neadfull to settle a Minister in said village for there accomadation therein: The Town of salem Did In the year: 1671/2 for the promotion of the said work: Make a Further addition to the said village: By Granting all the land on the northerly side of Ipswich Road to the wooden Bridge and so on a west linne wee Doe Hereby Declare that If Thee Town of Salem Doe voat and Declarar that wee are thee village Intended by the motion to the General Court: and that the said grant In 1639: is and belongs to us: and that they as a town Intend and expect it shal be and belong to us and Is Inclcded in the grant to the village in thee year 1671/2 : as Much as any part of the land with In said limmits for the ends and use prementioned In said grant of: 1671/2: that then wee Doe Hereby purpose and Ingage for our selves and our heirs to thee said Town of Salem that If we louse any of those lands soe granted unto us: By law or other ways that the Lose of them shall be our own: and the Defence therof at our own Charge: and that we nor our heirs shall not Debland or Requier any satisfaction of thee Town aforesaid: If any of the said Lands be Recovered or other ways taken from us or our Heirs: that was granted to any of us Inhabitants of said village or purchased by any of us of any other parson that Desiered there title from salem Town grant originally lying with In the affore said limmitts or grant of 1639- the above writing was voated to be our act and deed the tenth of May: 1686: and then wee made choice of Lt Nathaniell putnam and sarjant Jonathan walcott and Corporall henry Kenny or either of them to present this writing to the Town of Salem and Bring us a Return Andrews August [32] Salem village this: 27th of August: 1686: Thee Inhabitants of this place are Desiered to Meet together At there ordinary place of Meeting on frieday the third Day of September next: att teen of the clock: to Receive the Returne of Thee committee which ware Chosen to Bargin with Joseph Hutchinson about the Land the Meeting House stands on: and to Receive the answer of the Town of Salem: consarning the land which Topsfield men Lays clame to: and to consider what wee shall Doe further In that matter: consarning the title of the Land which Topsfield lays clame to which belongs to this village by the grant of Thee Hord Generall Court In thee year: 1639: all thee Inhabitants are Desiered to come to the Meeting for It is Matter of Consarnment to us all - By ordor of Thee Committee Tho: putnam cler September Thee third of september 1686 At A Generall Meeting of Thee Inhabitants of salem villge It was voated that wee will Chouse men for a committee to transact with thee select men of the Town of Salem about the answer to our petition or propositions to Thee Town of Salem Bareing Date ye tenth of May: 1686: according to the Town of Salems : voate bareing Date the eleventh of May: 1686 - nextly thee Men Chosen and Impowed for a committee to transact with thee select men of Salem about the answer to our petition or propositions to the Town of Salem Bareing Date the tenth of May: 1686: ware viz : Lt Nathaniell putnam Capt Jno: putnam Lt: Jonathan walcott and corporall Thomas Flint these or the Major part of them: to Have full power to transact with the select men of Salem about the matter above said and to Make Return to our next Meeting- [33] Salem village this: 25th of September 1686 Thee Inhabitants of this place are Desiered to Meet to gether At there ordinary place of meeting on fryday the first Day of october next: att twelve of the clock: to Receive the answer of Thee select men of Salem Town consarning the Land which was granted to this village By thee Honored Generall Court: In the year 1639: which Topsfeild men Lay clame to: And to consider what shall be don further In that matter: also to give answer to a petition of severall young men: which Desier a seat in the west gallary: also to consider what to doe about the Meeting House Land that is fenced In By ordor of Thee Committee Tho putnam cler Att A Meeting of Thee select men of thee Town of salemSeptember the 21th Day: 1686 The petition of salem Farmers or Inhabitants of Salem village Exhibited att a generall Town Meeting In Salem the eleaventh Day of May: 1686: Being left to thee select men: and they Desiered and Impowered to transack with them about It: answer is Made heare unto by Thee select men: viz: that according to our understanding: the motion of the Inhabitants of Salem on which the Grant of Thee Generall Court was obtained in the year: 1639: was for the Accommodation of this village now Inhabited by the petitioners and wee judge that the Land then granted In the year 1639: is Included in the Town grant unto them In the year 1671/2 for the ends and uses mentioned In said grant of Thee Town: each perticular person holding their propriety in there Lands Respecktively granted there upon by the Town of Salem: and that wee Never knew of any other village as such settled by the said Town of Salem This is a true coppie taken out of Salem Town Book septem 22th Day 1686: Per Timo: Lindall Recordr : to the select men October Thee First Day of october 1686 Att a Generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village it was voate that the yong mens petition is granted: and thee committee is to ordor how High they shall sett ther seatt [34] The first Day of october 1686 Att a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village It was agreed and voated by a Generall concurrance that whereas some of salem Did make a motion to Thee Generall court In the year 1639: and Did obtain a Grant from Thee Court of all Thee Lands that Did lie Between salem bounds and Ipswich River not formorly Granted: for thee accommodation of a Village that salem Did Intend to plant near said River: and salem Haveing Declareed us to be that village for whom they did obtain the above said Grant: and In consideration that Topsfield men Doe Lay clame unto our Land granted unto us as above: and wee being Deprived of our just Right by them Theirfore wee Doe now Make Choice of our Loveing friends viz: Lt Nathaniell putnam: Capt Jno putnam. sarjant Nathal Ingersoll and william Sibley: or the Major part of them for A committee to transact with Topsfeild men about the Land above said: And Doe Hearby fully Irnpower them In our Name and for our use: for to suee att Law any of them that lay clame to our Land: or other wise for to agree with Topsfeild Town as they shall see cause: either In Court or out of Court or to give Discharge to them or any of them: and what our Loveing friends above named shall Doe in that case shall be holden good by us as If we our selves had Don It: and Thee Inhabitants to bare there charge The first Day of october 1686 Att a Generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of salem villge It was agreed and voated By a Generall concurrance that whereas Joseph Hutchinson of salem village Did give an acre of land unto thee Inhabitants of the Farmes of Salem or salem village For to sett our Meeting House upon In the year 1673: and write a Deed of gift thereof In the village Book of Records with his own hand and Doth now refuse to Lett the village Injoy the acre of Land given as above said: But hath fenced In a grat of the Land and clameth the wholl acre of Land: altho He Did Deliver the acre of Land by Bounds with his own Hands: In consideration whereof wee Doe now Make Choice of our Loveing Friends viz: Lt Jonathan walcott Ensigne Thomas Flintt: and: thomas: [35] Thomas putnam: or the Major part of them for A Committee to transact with Joseph Hutchinson: about the land afore said And Doe Hereby fully Impower them In our Name and for our use: to sue Joseph Hutchinson at Law or other wise for to settle or to agree with him as they shall think meet and what our Loveing friends shall Doe In the case above named shall be accounted and Holden good by us in all Respects as if wee Hade don It our selves and the Inhabitant to bare there charge December salem villag this tenth of December 1686 Thee Inhabitants of this place are Desiered to Meet togeather Att their ordinary place of Meeting: on the sixtenth Day of this Instant Month: att tenn of the Clock In the morning: to Discorse wt Mr: Lawson and to agitate amongst ourselves In Matters Referring to His full settlement with us: also to take ordor about the transcribing of our Book of Records: the Inhabitants are Desiered all to come to the Meeting for It is Mater of Consarnment to us all By ordor of Thee Committee Tho: putnam cler Thee: sixtenth Day of December 1686 Att a Generall Meeting of thee Inhabitants of Salem village It was agreed and voated by a Generall concurrance that it was left to Thee Committee to put It to the voat the next conveniet saboth Day excepting the next saboth Day to Know the minds of our Inhabitants Refferring to Mr: Lawsons full settlement with us In ordor to calling Mr. Lawson to office in this place 2ly It was agreed and voated By a Generall Concurance that It was Left to Thee Committee: togeather with Lt Nathaniell putnam to take care to transcribe our village Book of Records according to their Best understanding


1687

January Salem village this: 14th of Genewary: 1686/7 Thee Inhabitants of this place are Desiered to take notis that wee are Informed that Joseph Hutchinson Job Swinaton Joseph Porter and Daniell Andrew: Doe Desier that fouer Men may bee Chosen for to transact with them about there agrievances Relatting to the publique affairs of this place: and If they can [36] cannot agree among themselves that then they will Refer there Differrance To Thee Honored Major Gidney and John Hathorn Esqr and to Thee Reverend Elders of thee church of Salem therefore Thee Inhabitants of this place are Hearby Desiered to Meet togather at there ordinary place of Meeting on the seventeenth Day of this Instant Month att one of the clock in the affter noon for to Chouse fouer Men for the ends above exprest By ordor of Thee Committee Tho: putnam cler Thee: 17th Day of Genewary: 1686/7 Att a publique Meeting of thee Inhabitants of Salem village it was agreed and voated by a Generall concurrance that wee Make Choice of Capt: Jno: putnam Lt: Jonathan walcott Ensign Thomas Flint and Corporall Joseph Herrick: for to transact with Joseph Hutchinson Job Swinaton Joseph porter and Daniell Andrew about their agrievances Relatting to the publique affairs of this place and If they cannot agree among themselves that then they shall Refer there Differance: too thee Honod: Major Gidney and John Hathorn Esqr and too thee Reverend Elders of salem Church for a Full Determination of those Differrances-- February Salem village this: 16th: of Feberary 1686/7 Thee Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name: to meet to gether att there ordinary place of Meeting on the eighteenth Day of this Instant month att nine a clock In the Morning to Hear and to Consider of to Receive and Imbrace: or to Refuse: thee Advice of thee Honored Major Gidney and John Hathorn and William Brown Esqrs and thee Reverend Elders of Salem Church: also to view what is all Redy transcribed of our Village Book of Records and to give sum Direction to Thee Committee and Lt Nathaniell putnam about the transcribing of the Rest: also to Consider of and Make void sume voats that have past amongst us: that have ben grevious to us for time past or that May be unprofitable to us for time to come: all our Inhabitants are Desiered to come to this Meeting for It is Mater of grate Consarnment to us all: By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam cler- [37] Thee eighteenth: Day of Feberary: 1686/7 Att a Generall Meeting of Thee Inhabitants of Salem village: It was first voated: that Capt Jno putnam Is chosen Modarator for this Meeting 2ly It was agreed and voated by a Generall Concurance that this Meeting is ajoyrned for one hour and a half and Removeed to sarjant Nathaniell Ingersolls House 3ly It was agreed and voated that wee Make choice of: Mr. Joseph Hutchinson: Mr Joseph porter Mr: Daniell Andrew: Capt: Jno: putnam Lt Jonathan walcott and Thomas putnam: for to view our Books of Records and to coppie out any enteries that are therein which they conceive have ben greevious to any of us in time past or that May be unprofitable to us for time to come and to bring such enteris as they coppie out to thee Inhabitants to the ajornment of this meeting to see which of them they will Disanull and Make void in our Book of Records- 4ly It was agreed and voated By a generall Concurance that this Meeting Is ajorned to the: twenty eight or last Day of this Instant Month feberary to tenn a clock in thee Morning Att an ajornment of Thee Meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village from the eightenth Day of february 1686/7: to the twenty eight or last Day of the same Month: It was first voated that the acceptance of the advice of thee Honored and Reverent Gentellmen of salem should be voated In Generall and not in parts 2ly It was agreed and voated By a Generall Concurance that wee Doe accept of: and Imbrace the advice of the Honored and Reverend Gentellmen of salem sent to us under there Hands bareing Date: ye: 14th of feberary: 1686/7 and ordor that it shal be entered In our Book of Records 3ly It was agreed and voated by a Generall concurance that all voats that past amongst us In thee time that Mr. Bayley was amongst us Consarning the Building of a ministry House are: hereby made void and of none efect- 4ly It was agreed and voated by a Generall Concurance: that all voats that have past amongst us about building a Kitchin or leanto too our Ministry House: are heareby mad void and of non efect fiftly [38] fiftly It was agreed and voated by a Generall Concurance that all the voats that past amongst us on the fift Day of June 1683 that are entered In our Book of Records are Hearby made void and of non efect : except it be that voat about warning A publique Meeting- 6ly It was voated that Mr: Lawsons salary is Regulatted as Followeth and this to Continew so long as he continews in the work of thee Ministry amongst us as now he Doth 7ly It was agreed and voated by a Generall Concurance that wee Haveing viewed our new Book of Records wee Doe find It allredy transcrit: so fare as it is to the Full satisfaction of the wholl Inhabitants: and Mr Joseph Hutchinson Mr Joseph porter and Mr Daniell Andrew: and Capt Jno: putnam Lt Jonathan walcott and Thomas putnam haveing Had the prusall of it they approve of all that is transcribed: except one voat: which voat the people see noe caus to Disannll: and they approve also of the leaveing out of all that is left out that is not transcribed: and wee finding our Book of Records alredy transcrib: from the Begining of it to the 24th Day of May: 1683: tho there are summe voats left out out that past In Mr Bayley's Days and summe voats left out that past in Mr Burroughs Days that are not transcribed: which we conceive will be of noe grat use to us for the time to come which we leave to ly in ye old Book of Records as they are and ordor that all other voats that have past amongst us from thee 24th Day of May 1683: shall be fairly and fully transcribed according to the Advice of thee Honored and Reverent Gentellmen of salem: except such voats as are or shall be made void and of non efect- To Capt John putnam: Mr Joseph Hutchinson &ct To be comunicated to the Rest of the Inhabitants of Salem village Loveing Bretheren friends and Neighbors: upon serious consideration of: and Mature Deliberation upon what hath ben offered to us About your calling and transacting In ordor to the settleing and ordaining The Revernd Mr: Deodate Lawson: and the grievances offred by some to obstruct and Impede that proceeding: our sense of the Matter is first [39] 1. That the affair of calling and transacting in ordor to thee setling and ordaining the Reverend Mr Lawson hath not ben so Inoffensively Managed as might have ben: at least not in all the parts and passages of it: 2: that the grievances offered by some amongst you are not in themselves of sufficient weight to obstruct so grate a work and that they have not been Improved so peaceably and ordorly as christian prudence and self Denial doth Direct 3 to our grief we Obsarve such uncharitable expressions and uncomly Reflections lost to and fro: as Look Like the effects of setled prejudice and Resolved animosity though we are much rather willing to account them the product of weaknes then wilfullness however we Must needs say that come whence they will they have a tendency to make such a gap as we fear: If not timely prevented will Lett out peace and ordor: and let In confusion and every evell work: 4: as things drew to a conclusion when you mett with us: you did seem on both parts to be under a conviction of the nesiescity of peace: and there was some promising appearance of mutuall condescension and that for the future you would on all hands study to be quiett: and to that end you Desiered us: to give you such advice as we judged would conduce to the promotion of righteousnes peace and ordor among you: thus you have our sence of the matter as to what is past and present: and att your Request wee shall give you what is with us to Direct by way of advice to prevent contention and troble for the future: that it may not Devour for ever and that if the Lord please you may be happier henceforth then to Make one another Miserable and not make your place uncomfortable to your present: and undesirable to any other Minister: and the Ministry it self in agrate measure unprofitable: and that you may not bring Impositions on yourselves by convincing all about you that you cannot or will not use your Liberty as becomes the ghospill: as also in testimony of the care we Have of you and our unfeigned Desier and endeavour of your peace and welfare- For these ends we advise you 1. that you Desist at present from urging the ordination of Thee Reverend Mr: Lawson till your spirits are better quieted and composed- 2. that you encourage Him in his Ministerial work from time to time by an honest fulfilling of your Last Agreement with Him till [40] Till such time as He is ordained amongst you unless any juster cause shall appear to the contrary then any yet hath Done- 3. That the last Agreement about His Maintenance be not held binding after the time of His ordination unless that act be again confirmed by Full and free consent of the major part of the Householders Lawfully called to gether upon sufficient notice of time place and end of the meeting: yea if more then A meer Major part should not consent to it: we should be loth To Advise our Bretheren to proceed but Rather advise upon that condition that some other way may be propounded as may be acceptable to Mr. Lawson and may be more pleasing to the people: as part mony and part as mony or part money and part In pay at common price so as Mr: Lawson be not endammaged and the people better pleased: we confiding in Mr: Lawsons readiness to comply with any proposition that will suite with the condition of His family- 4. we advise all possible care be taken for the future to prevent the grievanc objected about the choise of thee committee though we cannot totally comply with that proposition which pretends a court ordor for choising a committee with out your own Limits seing we find no such ordor but a committee nominated and appointed by thee court in case of Disagreemeet Among your selves: two of which three are dead we advise therefore that whilest this contention lasts one at Least of the Town of Salem out of your Limits be fairly Chosen as one of your Committee and that the Householders Have Liberty to chuse the Rest of themselves or other wise as they please 5. We advise the old Book of Records be kept in Being and that such votes in it as are offensive to any come to a further consideration in some lawful meeting appointed to that end: that all inconvenient votes may be Repealed or Regulated to satisfaction and such Repeals and Regulations be Inserted in the new Book of Records and all [41] other votes fairly fully and Impartially transcribed and for the future that no votes be Recorded But in thee presence of thee assembly that votes them: or at least at the next Lawfull Meeting being again publickly Read which If it be done and the vote read publickly after it is Recorded will undoubetdly prevent any Reflection for the future upon the Book or Book Keeper Finally we think peace cheap if it may be procured by complying with the aforementioned particulars which are few: fair: and easy: and that they will hardly pass for Lovers of peace: truth and Ministry and ordor in the Day of the Lord that shal so lean to their own understanding and will: that they shall reffuse such easy methods for the obtaining of them: and if peace and Agreement amongst you be once comfortably obtained we advise you with all convenient speed to go on with your Intended ordination and so we shall follow our advise with our prayers: But if our advise be Rejected we wish you better and harts to follow it : and onely add if you will unreasonably trouble your selves We pray you not any further to trouble us: we Leave all to the Blessing of God thee wonderfull Counsellour and your own serious consideration praying you to Read and consider the whole and then act as God shall Direct you Farewell- Bartholomue Gidney John Hathorne William Brown junr John Higginson Nickolas Noyes Salem February:14th 1686 7 March [42] Salem village this: 11th of March 1686/7 Thee Inhabitants of this village are Hearby Requiered in His Majesties Name to Meet together att there ordinary place of Meeting on the sixtenth Day of this Instant March In the afternoon as soon as Lecter is Don to chouse and Impower men to joyn with the Gentellmen of salem to run and settle the west Linne between the Town of salem and this village: also to Consider of and Make void some votes that have past amongst us that are offensive to some-By order of thee Committee Tho: putnam cler The: 16th Day of March: 1686/7 Att A Generall Meeting of thee Inhabitants of Salem village their was chosen and Impowered for a Committee to transact with the select Gentell men of salem Town about the Runing and settleing the west Linne between thee Town of salem and this village: viz: Lt Nathaniell putnam Mr. Daniell Andrew ensigne Thomas Flint corporall Henry Keny and Corporall John Buxton these or the Major part of these men shall have full power to transact about and to doe the work above said the best way they may or can: and if they see cause to Hier an artise and thee Inhabitants to Bare ther charge 2ly It was agreed and voted By a Generall concurrance that whereas on the:: 9th: Day of April 1686 we past a vote to bargin wt Joseph Hutchinson for the Land the Meeting house stands on and chose men for that end. we Doe now hereby Declare that: that vote is hereby made void: and the power given to Daniell Andrew Jona walcott and Daniell Rea on yt: acct of non efect 3ly It was agreed and voted By a generall concurrance that whereas there was a vote past amongst us: on the third Day of Septemd 1686 that ye Return of the committee we: ware chosen to bargin with Joseph Hutchinson should be entered in the Book we doe Hereby Declare that that vote is hereby made void: and the Return of Jonathan walcott Daniell Andrew and Daniell Rea: on yt acct of non efect April [43] The Bill of assistments which was Made In Salem village for to pay Mr: Lawsons salary In the year: 1686: the whol Bill was sixty two pounds tenn shillings and nine pence besides Topsfield and Beverly men: and the Remainder of the summe above said which was not paid the 20th of Geneneary 1686/7: being the summe of seventeen pounds seven shillings and eight pence: was committed to constable Henry Kenney with a warrant under Major Gedneys Hand and seal bareing Date the tenth of February 1686/7 with ordor to pay it according to the Direction of Thee Committee: paid out of the summe above said To Major Gidney for signing the Remainder of this Bill of assistments: two shilllings: paid to James Hadlack junr out of the summ above said for sweeping the Meeting House the Last quarter of the year that Mr; Burroughs was Hear: 1s: 6d: paid and ordered to be paid to John Sheepard out of the summ above said for sweeping the Meeting House 1p: 1s: 6d: abatted out of the summ above said to Jacob Fuller: 2s: to Samuell Fuller: 2s: to John wilknes: ls: Dated this: 7th: of April 1687: By ordor of Thee Committee Tho putnam cler


1688

January Recd this 18 of January 1687 of Nathaniel Ingesoll & Jonathan Walcutt Sixty Pounds in and as money being in full of my Salary for the year 1686 I say recd Per me Deodat Lawson This: 25th of January: 1687: Constable Henry Kenny is Discharged from the Bill above said of seventeen pounds seven shillings and eight pence which was committed to him By Major Gedney bareing Date the tenth of February: 1687/6: By order of Thee Committee Tho: putnam cler [44] The Inhabitants of this village are Hearby Requiered In His Majesties Name to Meet together att there ordinary place of Meeting on the: 7th Day of this Instant April att nine of the Clock In the morning to compair our village Books of Records and to Consider what you will pay for transcribing our Book of Records: also to Receive this present Committees accts and to Chuse a New Committee and give Instrucktions to them also to Chuse two Men to supply the place of Deacons: also to chuse men to take an acct of mens estates In ordor to Makeing of Rattes Datted In salem village: By ordor of Thee Committee this first Day of April 1687 Thomas Putnam cler The above writeing in a true coppie taken out of the originall warrat that was sett on the Meeting post & that stood ther a publique Day as attest Thomas putnam cler The: 7th: Day of April 1687 At A Generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village 1. It was agreed and voted By a Generall Concurrance that wee Doe approve of the transcribing of our Book of Records 2ly It was agreed and voted By a Generall Concurrance that wee will give Thomas putnam forty shillings in pay as money For transcribing our Book of Records- 3ly There was Chosen For: A Committee for the year ensewing viz: Capt John putnam Lt Isarell porter Ensigne Thomas Flint John Tarbill and Thomas putnam 4ly voted that the Instrucktions which ware given to thee Committee In the year 1685: shall be the Instrucktions for Thee Committee For this ensewing year- 5ly Sarjant Nathaniel Ingersoll and Lt. Jonathan Walcott ware chosen to supply the place of Deacons for the year ensiwing-[45] [45] The: 7th: Day of April 1687 At a Generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village There was chosen to take an account of Mens estats in order to Makeing of Rattes Samuell Nurs and James putnam and Lt Fuller was chosen to take an acct of those on that side ye River and to bring in there accounts to Thee Committee with In a fortnight- May Recd this 3d of May 1688 of Nathaniel Ingersol & Jonathan Walcutt the sum of Fifty Eight pounds and Six shillings in and as money being in part of my Salary for the year last past viz: 1687 I say recd Per me Deodt Lawson At a meetinge of the Inhabitants of Salam Velidge on munday the 21 of may: 1688:- Thar wos Chosen for overseears for the year Insuwige Capt John putnam Ensine Thomas Flint Joseph Hutchinson Mr Danill Andrew to take Care of owr metinge hous & other publike Charg & to make retorne Acordinge to law


1689

June At a Generall meateing of the Inhabitance of Salem Vilage the 18th of June 1689 theire was chouson for a Comitty for the yeare Insueing Capt John Putnam Joshua Rea senr Ensign Thomas Flintt Edward Putnam and Thomas Preston at the Same meeting the 18 of June 1689 It was agreed and and voted by a Generall Concurance that for Mr Parice his Incuragement and Settlement in the woorke of the monestry amongst us: we will give him Sixty Six pounds for his yearely Salerye one third parte in mony the other two third parts In provetion Att the priseis following wheet at foure shilengs per bushel Rye and Barlye malte at three Shilengs per Bushele Indian Corne at too Shilengs per bushele : and Beef at three half pence per pound porke att too pence per pound and Butter Six pence pr pound and Mr Parice to finde himselfe firewood: and Mr Parice to keepe the menestrye house In good Repaire turn over [46] And that Mr Parice Shall also have the use of the menestrye pasture and the Inhabitants to keepe the fence in Repaire and that we will keep up our Contrebution and our Inhabitance to put their monye in papers and this to Contenue So Longe as Mr Parice Contenues in the woorke of the menestrye amongst us: and all provetion to be good and marchantable: and If it plese god to bless the Inhabitance we shall be willinge to give more and we expect that If god shall deminsh the estate of the people that then Mr parice doe abate of his Salerye acordeing to proportion August Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitance of Salem vilage the: 23d of August 1689: it was agreed and voted by a Generall Concurance that we make Choice of Left Nathenell Putnam and Capt John Putnam mr Joseph Hutchinson and Esign Thomas Flinte Joshua Rea senr and Francis Nurse and mr Daniell Andrew: or the major part of them to present our pettion to the towne of Salem that we may have a Townshipe granted to us togather with our proper Share of Common which belongs to us acordeing to Law and Equitye to the proportion of Charges which we have borne in the towne of Salem Ever Sence Sence we ware by ourselves or and addition to be made to us Som other waye and we doe hearbye fulley Impower and athoretyees our fare named frinds to Trancacte with the Selectmen and town of Salem aboute the mattre above mentioned or what they or the major part of them Shall doe in the Case above named Shall be accounted Leagule by us as if we our Selves hade don it 2ly voted that the Instructions given to the Comittye in the yeare 1685 Shall be the Instructions for the Comitye this yeare for the Raiseing of our publick Chargess: October Att a Generall meateing of the Inhabitance of Salem vilage the 10th of octobor: 1689: it was agreed and votted that the vote in our Booke of Records of 1681: that Layes as som say an Intailment upon our menestrye house and Land Is hearby made voide and of none afecte one man onely desenting 2ly It was voted and agreed by a Generall Concurance that we will give to Mr Parice our menestrye house and barne and too akers of Land next ajoyneing to the house: and that Mr Parice take ofice upon him amongst us and Live and dye in the woorke of the menestrye amongst us and If mr Parice or his heaires doe sell the house and Land that the people maye have the first Refusall of it giveing as much as other men will 3ly Theire was chousen to Laye out the Land and make a Convaiance of the house and Land and to make the Conviance in the Name and in the Behalfe of the Inhabitance unto Mr Parice and his heires viz :- Left Nathenill Putnam Capt John Putnam Capt Jonathan Walcutt and Ensigne Thomas Flinte and Left Nathaniell Ingersoll At a meeting of the inhabitants of Salem vilage the 22 day of octobor 1689 ware Chosen 2 men namely John Tarbul and benjamin Putnam to take an acounte of mens estate and bringe it in to the Commety in ordir to make a rate for the mantanance of ouer mennister and to bring it in by the 19 day of novembir next December at a meeting of the inhabatantel of Salam viliag one the 17 day of desambor 1689: 1 apon sum objection it was voted by a generall Concurrance that it was a legul meeting at the same meeting ware 26 men house holdirs 2ly voted that the power which was given to the seaven men the 23 day august 1689 is by this meeting made voide and af non efect [48] 3ly voted that we will aply ouer selves to the towne of Salam for atwn ship 4ly voted the men Chosen for that ende ware Capt John Putnam liet nathaneel Putnam insen Flint 3ly voted that we give them the same power and privilidge the seven men had the 23 August 1689 William Buckely 0 8 0 James Smith 0 7 0 Samuell Trask 0 7 0 William Sebley 1 0 0 Thomas Haines 0 8 9 Samll Reay 0 2 6 Samuell Upton 0 3 0 Henry Keney sen 0 6 4 Daniell Eliott 0 8 0 Samll Brabrook 0 6 6 Job Swineton 0 10 0 Benj Stacey 0 5 0 Joseph Hutchinson Ju 0 8 0 Edward Bishop 0 4 0 william Sheldon 0 10 0 Thomas Bayley 0 7 0 Richard williams 0 5 0 Joseph Herick 0 12 0 Thomas Rayment 0 10 0 Samll wilkins wido: 0 7 0 Charles Starns 0 5 0 John wilkins 0 12 0 Joseph Sweneton 0 8 0 Benjemin Fuller mas 0 7 0 John Darlin 0 7 6 william Chube 0 5 0 Georg Jacobs 0 5 0 Henery Keney Ju 0 9 0 william Upton 0 3 0 John Dale 0 9 0 John Hadlock 0 7 6 Benj Holton wido 0 6 0 John Houlton 0 6 6 Antony wood 0 5 0 Joseph Manning 0 5 0 James Beale 0 5 0 Joseph Flint 0 8 0 Joshua Rea Jun 0 12 0


1690

September To Edward Bishop Constable the parsons above named have had theire Rates demanded but yet have not payed It: Theirefore by vartue of an order of the Generall Courte bareing Date october 1672 you are hearby Required in their majestyes Names to Colect of the Severall parsons the sumes annexed to Each of theire names and If any Refuese to paye to Leavey the same by destress and deliver the same to Mr Parise or to the Comitte accordeing to the Court order and this shall be your warant Salem velage this: 23 : September 1690 [49] At a meateing of the Inhabetance of this vilage 30 September 1690 Theare was Chosen for a Commetey for the yeare Insueing Lett Natheniell Putnam John Tarbell Thomas Fuller Junr Jonathan putnam and Joseph Holton Jur -- October Salem vilag 24th october 1690 The Inhabetants of this vilage are desired to meate at theire ordenary place of meeting on tusday the 28th of this Instant october at ten a Clock to heare and give answer to Som proposetions that Mr parris hath made to the people or that he may make on that day and to detairman upon any thing that may be neadfull to be don upon that accountt: and to give the Comitye Instructions and to Chewes men to take account of mens Estates: and Conseder what Shall be don about Repairing of the meeting house Jonathan putnam John TarbellJoseph Holton At a Generall meeting of the Inhabetance of this vilage 28th october 1690 it was agreed and voted by a generall Concurance that the Instructions for the Commety for this yeare Shall be as followeth 1. that our Committe Shall make a Rate of Sixey pounds for mr parris his sallery for this yeare allreadye begun: one thirde parte to be paied in monye the other two thirds to be in provitions according to the prises Sett in the vote made by our Inhabetants the 18th June 1689: mr parris haveing Relinquised the Six pounds voted thare for fire wood: 2. Voted that the Commette now In being are Impowered to Repaire our meeting house and keepe it decent and the Inbabetants to bare the Charge of it 3. Voted that our Commetts Shall Raise our publicke Charge this yeare accordeing to the Instructions given to the Commette in the yeare 1684 4ly their was Chosen to take account of men estates in order to make a Rate Joseph putnam and John Holton and they to bring in an account withing a month to the Commette: 5ly at the same meeting Leutt Nathaniell putnam Capt John putnam and Frances Nurse ware Chosen to goe to Joseph Holton Senr to discourse with him about the deede of our menestrye Land which we bade from him and make Return to the people the next meeting 6 votted that we will keep up the Contrebution and that our Inhabetants Shall put theire moray in papers which they Contrebute or else it Shall be accounted as Strangers mony & December [50] Salem velage 5th December 1690 The Inhabetance of this velage are desired to meate at theire ordenary place of meateing on the: 9th: of this Instant Decembr at ten of the Clock in the morning: to Recive the Return of those men that ware Chosen to discourse with Goodman Holton Relateing to our minestry Land: and to Conseder what to doe about sending to the Court for an Explaination of our Court order and to give answer to a pettion of Som parsons for Leberty to builde a seate in the meateing house Nath putnam John TarbellJoseph Holton Jonath putnam At a Generall meatening of the Inhabetance of Salem velage on the: 9:th of December 1690: 1. It was voted that we will send to the Generall Courte for an Explaination of our Court order Relateing to our being freed from bareing Charge with Salem relateing to the minestry their: 2. voted that Capt John putnam and Lett Thomas Fuller and Mr Daniell Andrew and Francis Nurse and Thomas putnam or the majer part of them are Chosen to draw up a pettion to the Honoured Court In our behalfe for that ende 3 voted that Lett Natheniell putnam and Lett Thomas Fuller Shall present our pettion to the Court: 4 voted that Edward putnam and Jonathan putnam and John putnam and James putnam and Benjamin putnam Shall have Liberty to builde a seate for theire wives Joyneing to Mrs parises pew and So of the same bredth to the East End of the meatin house 5ly voted that Mr Joseph Hutchinson and Daniell Andrew and Sargant Swineton and Ensigne Flint and Thomas putnam and Brav wilkins and John Buxton and Daniell Rea Shall have Lebertye to Inlarge the fore seat on the East End of the meating house to Sett it forwards to make it a duble Seat for their wives: 6 voted that the Comitte In being Shall place other wemin in the Gallerye in those seats whare the abovesaid wemen are taken out [51] Salem village 30th December 1690 The Inhabitants of this village are desired to meete at theire ordinary place of meeting on the: 6th: of January Inseuing att 12 of the clocke to chouse some men to discourse with Lt Ingersall and Joseph Holton senr about a division of land between them on which our ministry house stands Nath putnamThomas FullerJohn TarbillJoseph Holton juJonathan putnam


1691

January At a generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the: 6th of January 169 0/92 there was chosen for a Committe to treate with Joseph Holton senr and Liuet Nathaniell Ingerson about the land our Ministry house stands on Joseph Hutchinson senr Joseph porter Daniell Andrew Frances Nurs and Thomas putnam or the major part of them to have full power In the behalf of the Inhabitants to gitt a Full and Legall assurance of the land which belongs to our ministry house which the Inhabitants have purchased of the men first above named and to make Returne to the Inhabitants of what they doe: what is above writen wos voted to be the act of the Inhabitants The Ratte which was made by us whose names are under writen for mr. parriss sallary for the year begining the first of July 1689 and ending the first of July 1690: the wholl Ratte was sixty six pounds fifteen shillings and ten pence John Putnam senThomas FlintEdward Putnam [52] mrs. mary putnam 1 10 00 Joseph putnam 1 14 00 Lett Nath Putnam 2 0 00 Capt John Putnam 2 0 00 Thomas Flint 1 9 00 william way 0 13 00 Aron way 0 8 00 Bray wilkins 0 8 00 Joseph Houlton sen 0 8 00 Benjemen willkins 0 16 00 Samll willkins widdo 0 4 00 Thomas wilkins 1 3 00 John willkins 0 11 00 Abraham walott 0 8 00 Zachiah Goodale 1 5 00 Joseph Houton Jun 0 15 00 Henery willkins 0 12 00 Thomas Putnam 1 00 00 Thomas Fuller sen 0 8 00 Job Sweneton 1 0 00 Joseph Sweneton 0 7 00 Jacob Fuller 0 12 00 Benjemin Fuller inas 0 7 00 Thomas Fuller Jun 1 5 00 John putnam Jun 1 00 00 James Smith 0 10 00 Benjamin Fuller [ ] 0 7 00 John Darlin 0 7 00 Henery Keney sen 0 6 00 Henery Keney Jun 0 8 00 John Dale 0 8 00 Samll Sebley 0 8 00 John Hadlock 0 7 00 Benj Houlton widdo 0 2 00 Henery Houlton 0 7 00 Capt John walcott 1 1 00 Lett Nathll Ingersell 1 0 00 John Houlton 0 6 0 __ __ __ 28 2 0 Thomas Haines 0 19 00 Jesper Sweneton 0 7 00 Joseph Pope 1 15 00 Samuell Abbey 0 7 00 Peter Prescott 0 7 00 John Flint 0 15 00 Edward Bishop 0 14 00 walter phillips 0 12 00 Joseph Flint 0 8 00 Joseph Herick 0 14 00 Thomas Rayment 0 8 00 Daniell Andrew 1 16 00 Joshua Rea sen 1 5 00 Daniell Rea 1 4 6 Joshua Rea Jun 0 12 00 Jonathan putnam 1 3 00 James putnam 0 15 00 Benjamin putnam 1 00 00 Georg Jacobs 0 5 00 Francis Nurs 0 8 00 Samull Nurse 0 15 00 John Tarbell 0 15 00 Thomas preston 0 15 00 Edward putnam 1 00 00 Alexander osburn 0 18 00 william Sebley 0 18 00 Joseph Hutchinson sen 2 00 00 Joseph Hutchinson Jun 0 16 00 John Buxton 1 7 00 Samuell Brabroock 0 6 00 Peter Clayce 0 12 00 Joseph porter 2 10 00 Israell porter 0 5 00 william Sheldon 0 5 00 Samuell Ray 0 5 00 Daniell Eliott 0 5 00 Samull Trask 0 5 00 John walcott 0 16 00 Richard williams 0 4 00 __ __ __ 31 0 6 Charles Starns [53] 00 4 00 Ezekell Chevers 0 10 00 John wheldon 0 16 00 Benjemin Stacey 0 4 00 Benjemin Nurse 0 7 00 william Buckley 0 7 00 william upton 0 4 00 Samuell upton 0 4 00 John Rea 0 7 00 John Putnam Tartus 0 7 00 John willard 0 7 00 william Greggs 0 16 00 Francis Eliott 0 4 00 william Earles 0 3 00 Joseph Trumball 0 3 00 william Small 0 7 00 Samull Barton 0 4 00 william Tayler 0 3 00 Robart murrall 0 3 00 Benjemin Hutchinson 0 16 00 John Lane 0 5 00 Samell Lane 0 5 00 william Beele 0 6 00 __ __ __ 7 12 0 This Ratte was made for the maitenance of Mr Parise for the yeare beginning Juley the first 1690 Natheniell PutnamThomas Fuller JunJohn TarbellJonathan putnam This Rate of sixtey six pounds fourten shelens and sixpence was made Sixtey pounds of It for Mr parris his sallery for the year beginning July the first: 1690: and endeing July ye first 1691 their is abated out of this Rate to Benj Hutchinson-0-10-0 and to Joseph Hutchinson Jun-0-6-0: to John walcott-0-8-0 and to John weldon-0-6-0: to Samuell Abbey-0-4-0 payed to old Allen for Sweping the meateinhouse-1-6-0 Received of the Inhabitants of Salem Village at Sundry times & in divers Species in part of my Sallery from 1 July 1689 to 1 July 1691 the sume of one hundered & fifteen pounds & five shillings & eight pence: The Remainder due for said two years I hereby acquitt sd Village from Witness my hand this 31 October 1694 Sam: Parris April [54] At a Generall meatein of the Inhabetance of Salem velage 3 Aprell 1691 1. It was voted that we will Adress our selves to the Honoured Generall Court Sittin at Boston that they would be pleased Sume way to order the Severall fameleyes which Live ajasent to us and are Constant Comers to our meateing house may be Sum way help full to us to maintain our minester and to build and repeare our meateing house. 2ly it was voted yt we make Choice of Capt John Putnam me Danell Andrew Ensigne Thomas Flint and Thomas putnam or the major part of them to draw up a pettion to the Honered Generall Court in the name and behalfe of the lnhabetance for the ends above expressed. 3ly voted that we mak Choice of Leutt Nathanell putnam to present the pettion that Shall be drawn up in the Name and In the behalfe of the Inhabetants by the men above expressed to the Honored Generall Court whareas Theiare was a meateing warned on the 3 of Aprell 1691 to heare the Return of those men that ware Chosen to discourse with Leutt Ingersall and Joseph Houlton senr about our menestry Land accordengly their was a meateing on the day afore mentioned. and their Return to the people was that they had done Nothing in that matter but discoursed with the men. [55] Their Is Committed to Constable Joseph Hericke a Bill of the Remainder of the Rate made for Mr parris for the yeare begining July 1:1690: : 18:pounds 16 shelens 1 pene togather with : 3:pounds: 14:shelens: 6 penc which is for the use of the people with a warrant togather it. October At a Generall meateing of the Inhabetance of Salem velage the 16 of october 1691 theire was Chosen for a Comitte for the yeare Insueing francis Nurse Joseph porter Joseph Hutchinson Daniell Andrew and Joseph putnam: The Inhabetance of this velage are desired to meate at theire ordenary place of meating one friday the 16th of this Instant october at 12 of the clocke to chuse a committe for the yeare Insuing and to give them Instructions. Nathaniell Putnam John Tarbell Jonathan Putnam The 16th of this instant Ocktober 1691 he Inhamitants being meet to gather Acording to the warrant itt being then voated whether there should bee enstructions geven to the commitye then chosen in order to macking a rate it was voted one the negative. The Inhabitants of this vilage are desyred to meet att there ordinary places of meting one the 1 day of December 1691 att 10 of the clock in the morning to consider by what means the Inhabitants ware conveined togather one the 18 of June 1689 then there was a comity Chosen and a yearly Salary stated to Mr Parris that day butt noe warant apearing in the Booke for itt: and to consider of A voate in the Booke one the 10 of ocktober 1689 whare in our Right in the menestary house and land seemes to bee impayred and made voide: all soe to consider aboute our menestary house and 2 Ackers of land geven to mr Parris and a commity chosen to make convaincs to Mr parris in the name of the inhabitants: and to consider aboute mr Parris his maintenance for this yeare whether by voluntary contrebutions or by supscreption. Joseph Porter Daniell Andrew Frances nurs Joseph hutchinson Joseph putnam


1692

January [56] The Inhabitants of this Village are desired to meet to gather att there ordinary places of meting one the 8 day of this Instant January at 2 of the clock in the after noon to chuse men to discorcs with the Towne at salam in Respect to apetition now depending in the Generall Cort: and to give them Instructiones for that end-By order of the Commite. Joseph Putnam At a Generall meeting of the Inhabetants of Salem village the 8th of January 1691-92 it was Agreed and voated by A Generall concurrance that we make a choice of Nathanell putnam : John putnam senr Frances Nurs : Joseph Hutchinson sen Joseph portor and Thomas Flint or the major part of them for to goe to the Towne meeting which is warned to be held at Salem on the :11th of this Instnat Januwary to discorse with the Town of Salem about our petition now depend in Generall Court and to make Returne to the Inhabitants. 2ly voted that the Instrucktions given to the men above mentioned for the work above said are as followeth that the Town of Salem would grant our petition now depending in Generall Court: or elce clear us from all Town charges: and then we will maintaine all our owne poor and high wayes ,and pay our country Rates with the Town of Salem. Salem Vilage the 23 January 1691-92. The Inhabitants of this village are desired to meet to gather att there ordinary place of meeting one the 28 day of this Instant January after Leckture to chuse sum men to Transackt with the Towne of Salem with respect to our petetione now depending in Generall Cort and to give them power and Instructions for that End.

  • By ordor of the Commitye

Joseph Putnam [57] At A Generall Meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the 28th of Januwary 1691-92 it was agreed and voted by a generall concurrance that we make choice of Nathaniell: putnam: John putnam senr: Frances Nurs: Joseph Hutchinson senr: Joseph portor and Thomas Flint or the major part of them: for to transact and agree if they se cause with the Town of salem about our petition now depending in Generall court. 2ly voted that the Instrucktions given to the men above mentioned for the work above said are as followeth that the Town of Salem would grant our petition now Depending in Generall Court: or elce clear us from all Town Charges and then we will maintaine all our own poor and High wayes and pay our country Rates with the Town of Salem. Salem Village he 27 of January 1691-92. The Inhabitants of this village are desired to meet to gather att there ordinary places of meeting one the furst day of march next insuing att one of the clock in the after noone to receave the Returne of the men that ware chosen to tranes Ackt with the Towne of salem and in case the people see nott cause to except of whatt is don: then to chuse sum to manage our petetione now depending in Generall Cort. By order of the Commity Joseph Putnam. March At A Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem Vilage the furst day of march 1691- 92 it was agreed and voted by a Generall concurrance that wee doe not exsept of what the Towne of salem hath profered us that is to bee freed from the maintainance of there high ways provided wee will maintaine all our own pore. 2ly Voted that wee make Choice of Capt John Putnam and his son Jonathan Putnam to manage our Petetione now depending in Generall Cort. 3ly Voted that wee make Choice of mr Daniell Andrew to informe the Towne of salem that wee doe not except of whatt the Towne of Salem hath Profered us. December [58] Salem Village the 7 of Desember 1692 The Inhabitants of this village are desired to meet to gather at there ordinary places of meting one the 13 day of this Instant desember att 12 of the Clocke to chuse acommity for the yeare Insuing: and to Consider what shall bee don about our ministary house and land itt seming to bee Conveid a way after afradelent maner. By order of the Commity Joseph Putnam Att agenerall meting of the inhabitants of salem vilage the 13 desember 1692 There was Chosen for a Commity for the yeare ensuing Joseph Porter Joseph Hutchinson Thomas Willikins Zacheriah Godell and Joseph Putnam The Rates which ware made by us whose names are under writen for mr parrises sallary for the years begening the first of July 1691 and ending the first of July 1693 the whole Rates ware: one hundred thirty six and foue shillgs and abated out of the above said summ to Thomas Fuller :8s to George Flint: 5s: to Isaac Nedom: 5s: to william Buckly: 6s: to Joseph Hutchinson senr: 12s: John TarbellJoseph pope Joseph houlton


1693

January At agenerall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem Village the 15 of January 1692-3 There was Chosen for A Commity for the yeare Insuing Joseph Pope John Tarbell Joseph Holton Jun Thomas Preston and James Smith. The Rate which was made by us whose names are under writen for mr parrises salary begining the first day of July 1693: and ending the first of July 1694 the whole Rate was sixty seven pounds John Tarbell Joseph houlton Joseph pope February [59] Salem village the 3 of February 1692/3 The Inhabitants of this village are desiered to meet to gather att there ordinary place of meeting one the 14 day of this Instant feburary att A 11 of the klock in the morning to Consider and agree and detarmin whoe are capabell of voting in our Publick Transactions by the power geven us By the generall Court order att our Furst Settlement: and to considder of and make void a vott In our Booke of Records one the 18 of June 1689 whare there is A sallery of sixty six pounds stated to mr Parris he nott Complying with itt: All soe to consider of and make voide severall voats in our Booke of records on the 10 of ocktober 1692 whare our menistry house and Barne and two Acers of land seems to bee conveid from us after A fradelent maner: and to Consider of and agree a Boute what Shall Be don for the Reperatione for the reperatione of our meeting house and ministry fences Thomas PrestonJoseph PopeJoseph HoltonJohn Tarbell 1. Agreed that all men that are Ratabell or heare after Shall bee living with in that Trackt of land mentianed in our Generall Court order shall have liberty in our nomanating and apeoynting a Commity and voting In aney of our Publick Consarns- March Att A Generall Sessions of ye peace holden at Ipswich March ye 28th: 1693: this Court having veiwed & Considered ye above agreement or Voate Contained in ye last five lines finding ye same to be repugnant to ye Laws of this province doe declare ye same to be Null & void: and that this order be recorded with ye records of this Court attest Stephen Sewall Cler


1694

March [60] Salem village: 9th March 1693/4 The Inhabitants of this village are Desired to meet to gather att their ordinary place of meeting on the 20th Day of this Instant March att 12 of the Clock to Chouse A Committe for the year Insuing Thomas presston Joseph popeJoseph Holton John Tarbell Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the: 20th Day of march 1693/4: There was chosen for a Committe for the year ensewing : viz : Liuet. Nathanill putnam Ensigne Thomas Flint Corporall Thomas Fuller Henry Willknes and Thomas putnam April Salem village this 28th of April 1694 The Inhabitants of this village are Desired to meet to gether att their ordinary place of meeting on munday next being the last day of this Instant April att eight a Clock in the morning to Consider of the power which was given to A Committe which was Chosen by our Inhabitants on the first day of october 1686 to transact with Topsfeild about our land which lyeth between the bounds of Salem and Ipswich River which Topsfeild men lay clame to and to give ordor what shall be further don in that matter By order of the Committe Thomas putnam Cler Att A Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the last day of April: 1694: it was Agreed and voted By a Generall Concurrance that whereas sume of Salem did make a motion to the Generall Court in the year 1639 and did obtain a grant from The Court of all the lands that did lie Between the bounds of Salem and Ipswich River not formorly granted: for the accommodation of a village that Salem did Intend to plant near said River and Salem haveing Declared us to be that village for whom they did obtaine the above said grant and in consideration that Topsfeild men do lay Clame unto our land granted to us as above and we being Deprived of our Just Right by them: wee do by these presents name ordain appoint and make our trusty Friends viz Liuet Nathaniell putnam Capt John putnam Liuet Nathaniell Ingersoll Ensigne Thomas Flint and Corporall Joseph Herrick of Salem village or the major part of them our true and Lawfull Attorneys for us and in our name and to our use to Demand sue for and Recover our land above mentioned which any of Topsfeild men lay clame to: or other wise for to agree with Topsfeild Town or any of Topsfeild men as they shall see cause either in Court or out of Court giving and Hereby granting unto our said Attorneys or the major part of them our full power and Authority to use and execute all such acts things and Devices in the law as shall be necessary for the Recovery of the said lands: and Acquittances or other discharges in our name to make and give and Generally to do and execute in the premises as fully as we our selves might or could do being all personallv present Ratifying confirming and allowing all and what soever our said Attorneys or the major part of them shall lawfully do or cause to be don there in by these presents: In witness whereof we doe Hereby order and Appoint Thomas putnam to give our said Attorneys this our letter of Attornneyship in our name out of our Book of Records under his Hand and Seall Thomas preston and Samuell Nurs dissired to have their Desent to this vote entered in our Book of Records [61] Att A Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of Salem village the last Day of April 1694: itt was agreed and voted by a Generall concurance That whereas we have Chosen and Impowered Liuet Nathaniell putnam Capt: John putnam Liuet Nathaniel Ingersoll Ensigne Thomas Flint and Corporall Joseph Herrick or the major part of them for to transact with Topsfeild men about the land granted to us Between the bounds of Salem and Ipswich River: we ordor them to make Return of what they shall do in that case to the Inhabitants as soon as Conveniently they can June Salem village the 29th of June 1694 The Inhabitants of this village are Dissiered to meet together att Their ordinary place of meeting on tuseday next being the third day of July att Two a Clock in the after noon to Chouse and fully Impower men to take and gitt Legall Bills of sale in the name of Thee Inhabitants of this village of Joseph Hutchinson senr and Joseph Holton senr and Nathaniell Ingersoll of that Land which thee Inhabitants of this village have purchased of them for the use of the ministry amongst us: By ordor of Thee Committe: Tho: putnam cler July Att a Generall meeting of Thee Inhabitants of Salem village the third Day of July 1694: It was agreed and voted by a General Concurrance that wee make Choice of mr Israell portor and Thomas Flint and Thomas putnam or the major part of them to gitt and take Legall Bills of Sale In the name of our Inhabitants of Joseph Hutchinson senr Joseph Holton senr and Nathaniell Ingersoll of that Land which the Inhabitants of this village have purchased of them for the use of the ministry amongst us: And wee doe Hereby Fully Impower them or the major part of them to be our Agants and trustees In our name to take Demand and if need be to sue any of them that shall neglect or Refuse to give Legall deeds of salle of that Land which our Inhabitants hath purchased of them for the use of the ministry amongst us giveing and Hereby Granting unto our said Trustees or the Major part of them: our full power and authority to use and execute all such acts things and devices in the law as shall be nessisary for the attaining of the same: and make Return to thee Inhabitants of what they shall do in that matter as soon as Conveniently they Can Conveniently September [62] salem village the 15th sept 1694 The Inhabitants of this village are Desired to meet together att Their ordinary place of meeting on thirds day next being the the tweenty day of this Instant September: att Two a Clock in the afternoon to Heare and Consider of some proposistions which Mr parris has to make to our Inhabitants Relateing to our ministry House and Land and also to see if wee can possibly agree together in peace and unity to settle peace amongst us By Calling A Counsell or other wayes according to the Command of God to seek peace and persue it. By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam cler November Salem village The 26th: of november 1694 The Inhabitants of The proprietors of the Lands of this village are Hereby Requiered in Their majesties names to meet to gether att Their ordinary place of meeting on fryday next being the thirtieth day of this Instant November att Two a Clock in the affter noon: to Chouse a Clark to keep our Books of Records: and also Heare the Returne of the men or Attounys that ware formerly Chosen to transact. about the lands which was ordored to this village By the Generall Court in the year 1639 and also to give ordor what shall be further done in that matter Nathaniell putnam Thomas FlintThomas Fuller jun Henry WilknesThomas putnam:Thee Committe The: 30th of November 1694 Att a Generall meeting of thee Inhabitants of the proprietors of the Lands of Salem village it was agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance that wee make Choice of Thomas putnam for our Clark to Keep our Books of Records 2ly it was agreed and voted that we will chouse and Impower Agents or attorneys to transact for us about the Land which was granted to this village By The Generall Court in the year 1639 3ly it was Agreed and voted that wee make Choice of Nathaniell putnam John putnam senr Nathaniel] Ingersoll Thomas Flintt senr and Joseph Herrick senr or the major part of them for to transact for us about the land which was ordored to this village By the Generall Court in the year 1639. [63] At A Generall meeting of The Inhabitants and proprietors of the Lands of salem village the thirtieth day of november: 1694: being ordorly warned: whereas the Generall Court Held at Boston in the year: 1639: ordored to salem village all the lands near salem bounds: Between salem and the River that Runs to Ipswich not belonging to any other Town or person by any former grant: and whereas of late severall persons have unlawfully entered into part of the said Lands and doe with hold the same from the said Inhabitants to whom they Doe Belong and appertaine: the said Inhabitants have by these presents Chosen and appointed: Nathaniell putnam John putnam senr Nathaniell Ingersoll Thomas Flint senr and Joseph Herrick senr all of salem village: they or the major part of them to be their Agents or Attorneys in the behalf and to the use of the said Inhabitants to sue Comence and prosecute any suit or suits action or actions against any person or persons that have unlawfully entered into: or that doe with Hold or Detaine from them the said Inhabitants any part or persell of the affore said Lands: Hereby giveing and Granting to our affore said Agents or Attorneys or the major part of them: full power and lawfull Authority to say doe performe and finish all and every act and acts thing and things Device and Devices which in the law shall be needfull or expedient for the better prosecution of the same: Attorney or Attornneys under them to make and Constitute and att pleashure to Revoak acquittances or other Discharges in our name to make or give and Generall to do and executte in the premises as Fully as we ourselves might or could doe being all personally present: and whatsoever our affore said Agents or Attoruneys or the major part of them shall Lawfull doe or cause to be don in about or Consering the premesses: the said Inhabitants will allow of and Confirme the same: The above writen was voted at the above said meeting of The Inhabitants and pased in the affirmative as Attest Thomas putnam Clerk Joshua Rea senr: Frances Nurs senr Samuell nurs John Tarbill and Thomas preston Dissered that their Desent to the above writen vote might be entered in our Book of Records


1695

March [64] salem village the 16th of march 1694-5 The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In Their Majesties Names To meet together att Theire usiall place of meeting on thirds Day next being the: 21th Day of this Instant March: att Twelve of the clock for to chouse A Committe or Assessors for the year ensewing By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam cler Att A Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village The 21th of march 1694-5: there was chosen for a Committe or Assessors for the year ensewing Liuet Nathaniell Putnam ensign Thomas Flint Henry wilknes Thomas putnam & Jacob Fuller salem village the: 18th: of January 1694-5

lb s d Daniell Andrew & son 1 6 0 samuell Abby & son - 7 - william Alline - 4 6 John Buxton & son 1 3 - samuell Braybrook - 7 - william Buckly & son - 5 6 Edward Bishop senr - 7 - Edward Bishop Junr - 7 - Henry Brown - 10 6 ezekill Cever - 10 6 John Darling & son - 6 - John Deale - 7 - Frances Ellyott - 3 6 Benjamin Endecott - 3 - ensigne Thomas Flint 1 4 - Thomas Fuller senr - 5 6 Thomas Fuller Junr - 18 - Thomas Fuller Tertius - 8 - Jacob Fuller - 10 6 Benjamin Fuller - 8 - Jonathan Fuller - 4 6 John Flint - 10 6 Joseph Flint - 7 - George Flint Junr - 3 6 Humphrey French - 4 - Zach : Goodell senr & son - 18 - Zach: Goodell Junr - 8 - Joseph Goodell - 4 - Isaac Goodell - 7 - Joseph Holton senr - 5 6 Joseph Holton Junr - 14 - Henry Holton - 7 - John Holton - 7 - John Hadlock - 7 - Thomas Haines - 16 - Joseph Herrick senr 1 2 - Joseph Hutchinson senr 1 3 - Joseph Hutchinson Junr - 10 6 John Hutchinson - 7 - Benjamin Hutchinson - 8 - Liuet Nathaniell Ingersoll - 17 - Henry Kenny senr - 5 6 Henry Kenny Junr - 7 - samuell Lane - 4 6 John martin - 7 - Roburt morrill - 7 - Frances Nurs senr - 8 - samuell Nurs - 13 - Isaac Neadom [65] - 5 6 Thomas Nickolls - 3 6 Allexander osborn - 15 - Liut Nathaniell putnam 1 18 - Capt John Putnam 1 10 - Joseph putnam 2 4 - Joseph pope 1 14 - Thomas putnam - 18 - petter prescott - 9 - lb s d watter phillips - 9 - Jonathan putnam 1 6 - James putnam - 18 - Benjamin putnam - 18 - John putnam Tirtius - 16 - Eliazer putnam - 9 - Thomas preston & son - 14 - Edward putnam 1 - - Joseph portor & sons 2 12 - Liuet Isarell portor - 14 - James Prince - 9 - Joseph prince - 8 - John putnam Junr & man 1 2 - Thomas Rayment - 16 - Joshua Rea senr - 16 - Daniell Rea 1 4 - Joshua Rea Junr - 9 - John Rea - 10 - samuell Rea - 3 6 Johosaphat Rogers - 3 6 Job Swinerton & son 1 4 - Jasper Swinerton - 9 - Joseph Swinerton - 7 - Abraham Smith - 4 6 Ephraim Shelden - 3 6 william smale - 14 - Benjamin Stacy - 4 - James Smith & son - 9 - samuell sibly - 8 - John Tarbill and man - 14 - John Tree - 4 - william Upton - 9 - samuell Upton - 9 - Capt Jonathan walcott - 16 - Abraham walcott - 7 - John walcott - 7 - Jonathan walcott Junr - 4 6 John willden - 7 - Joseph whiple - 10 - Bray wilknes senr - 5 6 Aaron way - 10 6 William way - 10 - lb s d Benjamin Wilknes - 13 - samuell Wilknes - 3 6 Thomas Wilknes senr - 14 - Henry Wilknes - 10 - John Wilknes - 9 - Richard Williams - 3 - sume Totall errors exceepted is the Just sume of sixty pounds seven Shillings This is atrue Coppie of the originall Rate that was then made exceepting of those men which ware in controvercy between Salem village and the Town of Topsfeild Nathaniell PutnamThomas FlintHenry WillkensThomas FullerThomas putnam The Committe of Salem village in the year 1694 December [66] Salem Village the 13th: of December 1695

lb s d Daniell Andrew and sons 1 18 0 Samuel Abby and son - 7 - william Alline - 8 - John Buxton and sons 1 4 - samuell Braybrook - 7 - william buckly & son - 6 - Edward Bishop senr & son - 10 - Edward Bishop Junr - 7 - Henry Brown - 10 6 Ezekill Cever - 10 - John Darling & son - 6 - John Deale - 7 - Frances Elliott - 3 6 Benjamin endecott - 3 - ensigne Thomas Flint 1 2 - Thomas Fuller senr - 5 - Thomas Fuller Junr - 18 - Thomas Fuller Tirtius - 7 - Jacob Fuller - 12 - Benjamin Fuller - 7 - Jonathan Fuller - 4 6 John Flint - 10 6 Joseph Flint - 7 - George Flint junr - 3 - Humphrey French - 4 - Zach: Goodell senr & son 1 - - Zach: Goodell Junr - 6 - Joseph Goodell - 4 - Isaac Goodell - 8 - John Giles - 6 - Joseph Holton senr Estate - 4 - Joseph Holten Junr - 14 - Henry Holton - 7 - John Holton - 7 - John Hadlock - 7 - Thomas Haines - 14 - Joseph Herrick senr & son 1 2 - Joseph Hutchinson senr 1 3 - Joseph Hutchinson Junr - 10 - John Hutchinson - 7 - Benjamin Hutchinson - 8 - Liuet Nathaniell Ingersoll - 17 - Henry Kenny senr - 6 - Henry Kenny Junr - 6 - Samuell Lane - 4 - John Martin - 7 - Robart Morrell - 7 - samuell Nurs and son - 16 - Isaac Neadom [65] - 5 6 Thomas Nickols - 3 6 Allexander osburn - 15 - Liuet Nathaniell putnam 2 - - Capt John putnam 1 10 - Joseph putnam 2 4 - lb s d Thomas putnam - 18 - Joseph pope 1 16 - peter prescott - 9 - walter phillips - 9 - Jonathan putnam 1 6 - James Putnam - 18 - Benjamin putnam - 18 - John putnam Tirtius - 15 - Eliazer putnam - 9 - Thomas preston & son - 14 - Edward putnam 1 - - Joseph Porter and sons 2 18 - Isarell portor - 14 - James Prince - 7 - Joseph Prince [67] - 7 - John putnam junr 1 - - Thomas Rayment - 16 - Joshua Rea senr - 12 - Daniell Rea 1 4 - Joshua Rea Junr - 9 - John Rea - 9 - samuell Rea - 3 6 Job Swinerton and son 1 4 - Jehosaphat Rogers - 3 6 Jasper swinerton - 9 - Joseph swinerton - 7 - Abraham smith - 5 - Ephraim Shelden - 3 - william smale - 12 - Benjamin stacy - 4 - samuell smith & Farme - 7 - samuell sibly - 7 - John Tarbill - 16 - John Tree - 4 - william upton - 9 - samuell upton - 9 - Capt Jonathan Walcott - 12 - Abraham Walcott - 7 - John Walcott - 7 - Jonathan Walcott Junr - 4 6 John Wilden - 5 - Joseph Whipple - 10 - lb s d Bray Wilknes - 5 - Aaron Way - 10 - William Way - 8 - Benjamin Wilknes - 12 - samuell Wilknes - 3 - Thomas Wilknes senr - 14 - Henry Wilknes - 9 - John Wilknes - 7 - Richard williams - 3 - _ _ _ 61 1 6 summ Totall errores exceeped is the just summ of sixty one pounds one shilling and six pence This is a true coppie of the originall Rate that was then made excepting those men which ware then Rated which Live between the bounds of salem and Ipswich River which are yett in contrivesey The Committe of Salem village In the year 1695 Nathanell Putnam Thomas FlintHenry Willkens Jacob FullerThomas putnam


1696

March [68] Salem village this 20th Day of march 1695-6 The Freeholders and other Inhabitants of this village that are quallified according to Law: are Hereby In His majesties name Requiered to meet to gether att Their usiall place of meeting on Tuesday next: being the 24th Day of this Intant march: att Two a Clock in the after noon to Chouse a Committe for the year ensewing and also to chouse a Clerk to Keep our Book of Records: By order of The Committe Thomas putnam cler Att a Generall meeting of Thee Inhabitants of salem village The: 24th Day of March 1695- 6 There was Chosen for a Committe for the year ensewing viz: -- Capt John putnam Thomas putnam John Dale Benja wilknes and John walcott Att: a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem villageThe 24th Day of march 1695- 6 Itt was agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance that we make Choice of Thomas putnam to be our Clerk to keep our Books of Records June Salem village the 25th of June 1696 Whereas Mr Parris has given publique notis that He Doth now Intend: to Dissist his stated worke of the ministry amoungst us and thereby give way: for the bringing in another minister In this place that If it might be: might give satisfaction to The whole Inhabitants: Therefore all the freeholders and other Inhabitants of this village that are Capassated according to Law Are Hereby Requiered in His majesties name to meet to gether att Their usiall place of meeting on Tuseday being the seventh Day of July next ensewing the Date Hereof att one a Clock in the affter noon: to consider of and agree about what we shall Do consarning A minister By ordor of Thee Committe Tho : putnam Clerk July The 7th Day of July 1696: Att a Generall meeting of Thee Inhabitants of salem village It was Agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance that whereas Mr Parris has severall times Declared to the Church: that He did not Intend to continew His stated work of the ministry amongst us no Longer then the Last sabboth Day of June 1696: and accordingly Mr Parris Did allso on The [69] The Two Last sabboths Days of the afore said June publiquely Declare to the whole Congregation in this place that he did now Intend to Dissist his stated work of the ministry amongst us and yr by give way for the bringing in another minister in this place that might: If it might be give satisfaction to the whole Inhabitants: and accordly Mr : parris Haveing now Dissisted his ministeriall worke in this place: wee Do Hereby agree to endeavour to gitt a nother minister Declareing our selves allso now to be att Liberty from Mr Parris The: 7th Day of July 1696: At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village It was Agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance : that whereas Mr Parris has Dissisted the work of the ministry amongst us that wee now make choice of: sarjant Job swinerton and Benjamin putnam for to goe a first time: and Jonathan putnam & Joseph putnam for to go a second time: and Luiet Thomas Fuller and John Tarbill for to go a third time: to endevour to gitt a minister to preach the word of God to us that wee may not be Distitute of the ministry of the word in this place: and the Inhabitants to bare their charge: and they to engage to the minister that shall come and preach to us twenty shillings a Day: and they and each of them to take the best counsell and Advise they can of The Reverend Elders in the Country where they go: about gitting a minister for us August Salem village the first of August 1696 All The free Holders and other Inhabitants of this Village that are quallified according to Law are Hereby Requiered In His majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on wensday next Being the fift Day of this Instant August att three a clock In the after noon to Consider of and agree about what wee shall do about A minister: and also to Agree who shall Receive the Contribution and how it shall be Disposed of: By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam Clerk [70] The fift Day of August 1696: At A Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of Salem village It was Agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance that wee make choice of Liuet Nathaniell putnam Joshua Rea senr and Thomas preston and Joseph Holton Junr: to go to Boston to the Reverend Elders There to take Their Advise and Counsell about gitting a minister for us: and also to signifie to them that we Dissire mr : pemerton : If He may be attained But If not then to Dissire them to be Helpfull to us in some other man that may be suetable For us The fift Day of August 1696: At a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of Salem village It was agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance: that He: or they: that shall entertaine the minister or ministers that come and preach to us Here the Inhabitants shall bare their Charge and pay them for it after an Honorrable maner The fift Day of August 1696 Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village It was agreed and vote by a Generall Concurrance that The Deacons shall Receive the contribution: and shall Deliver what money is contributed Here: to the minister that preacheth to us: every munday next after any minister preacheth to us Here If they can convenietly Salem village the: 28th of August 1696 All Thee Free Holders and other Inhabitants of This village that are quallified according to Law: are Hereby Rquiered In His majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on Tuseday next being the first Day o f saptember next att one a clock in the affter noon to consider of and Agree about what we shall do consarning A Minister By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas Putnam clerke September [71] The first Day of September 1696 At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village It was agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance that wee make Choice of Mr Daniell Andrew Joseph putnam Jonathan and James putnam : to go to treate with Mr Pemerton: and see If they can prevaile with him to Come and preach with us for a while that so he himself might se the affections of this people towards himself The first Day of september 1696: At a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village It was Agree and voted by a Generall Coneurrance that wee make choice of Mr Daniell Andrew: Jonathan Joseph and James Putnam: to go to endeavour to gitt A minister to preach the word of God to us: and they to take the best Advice and Counsell they Can aboute gitting a minister for us Salem village the: 11th: of September: 1696: All The Free Holders and other Inhabitants of this village that are quallified according to Law: are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties name to meet together at their usiall place of meeting on munday next: being the: 14th Day of this Instant september at eight a Clock in the morning to give Answer to the writing which Mr Parris brought into our publick meeting the first Day of this month: and also to consider what to do further about a minister By ordor of The Committe Thomas putnam Clerke the: 14th of september 1696: Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem vilage it was agreed and voted that whereas mr: parris brought a writing into our publique meeting on the first Day of this Instant september to which he dissired an answer with in a fortnight: we now make choice of mr Joseph Hutchinson senr. Daniell Andrew Joseph Herrick senr John Buxton Joseph putnam John Tarbill and Daniell Rea: or the major part of them to give Answer to mr. parris about the affore said writing Hereby fully Impowering them or the major part of them to transact with mr. parris In behalf of our Inhabitants Relateing to all Differances that are between mr Parris and us by puting our differances to Arbitration If they see cause: being Hereby fully Impowered to enter into bonds of Arbitration with Mr. parris In behalf of our Inhabitants : and to Chouse arbitrators for us and the Inhabitants to bare their charge [72] Salem village the 26: of September 1696: All the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of This village that are quallified according to Law and Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on mun Day next being the 28th Day of this instant september att eight a Clock In the morning to Receive the Returne of thos men that ware Chosen At our Last publick meeting to transact with mr. Parris Relateing to all the Differances that are between our Inhabitants and Him & To consider of and Agree upon what to do further in that matter By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam Clerke Salem village the 28th of september 1696: At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village it was agreed and voted that where as we did chouse and Impower men att our Last publick meeting on the 14th of this Instant: to transact with mr : Parris: Relateing to all differances that are between him and our Inhabitants: we do Hereby continew Their power and they or the major part of them to agree: or other wise: to transact wt mr. parris as they shall see cause Relateing to all Differances that are between mr Parris and our Inhabitants: either in part or in whole October Salem village the: 10th of October 1696: All the Free holders and other Inhabitants of This village that are quallified according to Law are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on munday next being the: 12th Day of this Instant october att Two a clock in the affter noon to consider of and Agree upon what wee shall do consarning a minister By ordor of Thee Committe Tho : putnanam Cler The: 12th Day of October 1696 Att a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village it was agreed and voted that wee make choice of mr. Joseph Hutchinson senr. and mr. Isarell porter to go to treate with mr. James Bayley our formore minister to se if they can prevaile with him to come and preach with us for a month: that so wee may have some Discours with him salem village the 23 of october 1696: The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered in His majesties Name to meet to gether att Their usiall place of meeting on Tuseday next being the 27th of this Instant october att Two a clock in the after noon: to Receive mr. Bayleys answer: and to Consider of and agree upon what to do about a minister and also to agree upon a day of Humiliation to seek Direction of the all wise God Consarning this matter: and to desire the Help of some of our neighboring ellders to carry on the work of ye said Day: By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam Clerk [73] The: 27th of october 1696 Att a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village it was a greed and voted that we will keep thirsday the fift of November next as a day of Humiliation to seek Direction of the All Wise God consarning a minister and wee desire that the Reverend mr Haile mr Noice Mr. Gerish and mr Pairpoint : to be Helpfull to us in carrying on the work of said day The 27th: of october 1696 At a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village it was agreed and voted that we make choice of Joseph Herrick Senr and Jonathan putnam to endeavor to gitt Mr. Emmerson to preach with us next sabboth day November Salem village the 13th of November 1696: The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet to gether att Their usiall place of meeting on Tuseday next being the: 17th: Day of this Instant November: a eleven a Clock in the fore noon to consider of and Agree upon what we shall do Consarneing a minister for summ time: for it will be very troblesome to go after a minister every week or fortnight in winter time therefore all our Inhabitants are Dissired to come to gether for it is matter of grate consarnment to us all: By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam Clerk The: 17th of November 1696 At a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village it was agreed and voted with a unanimous consent that we make choice of Mr. Isarell Porter Joseph putnam and Ezekill Chever or any Two of them: to go: and treat with Mr. Broadstreat : who preached with us Last saboth Day to se if they can prevail with him to come and preach with us for half a year: If it may be: that so wee may have the Knowledg and triall of each other: in ordor to a further settlement: and to make Returne to our Inhabitants of what they shall have don in that matter att our next publick meeting December Salem village the: 3d: of December: 1696: The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall plaece of meeting on munday next being the: 7th Day of this Instant December att a eleven a clock in the forenoon: to give more power to the men formorely Chosen to transact with Mr. Parris Relateing to the diferances that are between him & our Inhabitants aboute our ministry house: and also to consider of and agree how to fecth Mr. Broadstreat; and where he shall be entertained By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam clerk [74] The: 7th of December 1696: Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village It was agreed and voted by a Generall concurrance that Wee make choice of Liuet Nathaniell putnam : Mr. Isarell portor: Mr. Joseph Hutchinson senr. John Buxton Thomas preston John Tarbill and Jonathan putnam to go and fecth Mr. Broadstreat to come and preach to us


1697

February salem village the: 3d: of February 1696-7 The Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on munday next: being the eight Day of this Instant February att one a clock in the after noon to consider of and agree upon what to do Consarning giveing Mr. Roggers an Invitation to come to preach to us for sume time By ordor of The Committe Thomas putnam clerk Salem village the: 8th of February 1696-7 Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village it was agreed and voted with a unanimous consent that wee make Choice of Jonathan putnam John Buxton and Benjamine Hutchinson to go and treate with Mr. Nathaniel Roggers to se If they can prevaile with him to come and preach with us for sume time that so we may have the more Knowledg of each other in ordor to a further settlement salem village the: 19th of February 1696-7 The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on Tuseday next being the 23d Day of this Instant February att Two a Clock in the affter noon: to Receive the Returne of the men that ware chosen by our Inhabitants ye 14th Day of september Last: to transact with mr. Parris Relateing to all differances that are between him and our Inhabitants and to consider of and Agree upon what shall be further don in that matter: and to chouse and fully Impower men to transact with mr. Parris Relateing to our ministry House that so He may remove from it: By ordor of The Committe Thomas putnam Clerk Salem village the 23 of February 1696-7 Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village it was agreed and voted by a Generall Concurrance that we make choice of Capt John putnam Capt Isarell porter and Capt Thomas Flint to goe and treat with mr. Parris Relateing to our ministry House to know upon what tirmes he will Leave it: and to make Returne of what they shall have don in that matter att our next publick meeting [75] Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the 23d Day of February 1696-7 : the affore said meeting was ajorned to Tuseday the second Day of march next ensewing the Date Here of to Two a clock in the affter noon March Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village thesecond Day of march 1696-7: being ajoruned From the 23d Day of February 1696-7 it was agreed and voted by the said Inhabitants by a generall concurrance that where as mr. samuell Parris our Late minister hath for these eight months past: Dissisted his stated work of the ministry amongst us and yett still doth Keep the possession of our ministry house to our grate Damage therefore the affore said Inhabitants have by these presents Chosen and Appointed : Mr. Joseph Hutchinson senr Daniell Andrew senr Thomas Flint senr Joseph Herrick senr and Joseph putnam all of Salem village they: or the major part of them to be their Agent or Attorneys in the behalf and to the use of the said Inhabitants: to Compound and agree: or to sue commence and prosecute any suite or suits action or actions against the affore said mr. Samuell parris for his with holding or unlawfully Detaineing from them the said Inhabitants Their ministry House: Hereby giveing and granting to our affore said Agents or Attorneys or the major part of them: Full power and Lawfull authority to say do performe and Finish all and every act and acts thing and things: Device or Devices which in the Law may be needfull or expedient For the better prosecution of the same Attorney or Attorneys under them to make and Constitute and att pleashure to Revoke: acquittances or other discharges in our name to make or give and Generally to do and execute in the premisses as Fully as we ourselves might or could do being all personally present and whatsoever our affore said Agents or Attorneys or the major part of them shall Lawfully do or cause to be don in about or consarning the premises the said Inhabitants will allow of and confirme the same Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village ye second Day of march 1696-7: it was agreed and voted that we make choice of Joseph putnam to go to Deacon Ingersoll and Deacon putnam to dissire them to deliver to him what money they have in their hands which belongs to the Inhabitants of this village that so it may be Improved for the use of the said Inhabitants: and he to give them or either of them a Receit of what money he shall Receive of either of them on that account Received of Deacon putnam the 4th Day of march 1696-7 Two pounds and tenn shillings and tenn pence of the Inhabitances money I say Received by me Joseph putnam [76] Salem village the: 19th of march 1696-7 Thee Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered in His Majesties Name to meet together att their usiall place of meeting on Tuesday next being the: 23d Day of this Instant march att tenn a clock in the forenoon for to Chouse a Committe for the year ensewing: and also to chouse and Impower Agents or Attorneys to make Answer to mr. samuell Parris our Late minister in an action of The Case cominced by him against the Inhabitants of this village att the next Inferiour Court of Common Pleass to be Holden att Ipswich for this County the Last Tuesday of this Instant March By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam cler Att a Generall meeting of thee Inhabitants of salem village the: 23d Day of march 1696-7: there was chosen for a Committee for the year ensewing Liut Nathaniell Putnam John Buxton Thomas putnam Jonathan putnam and samuell Nurs Att a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village the 23d Day of March 1696-7 : It was considered agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants by a Generall Concurrance : that where as Mr: samuell Parris our Late minister has cominced an action against the Inhabitants of This village att the next Inferiour Court of Common Pleass to be holden for this County att Ipswich the Last Tuesday of this Instant march: Therefore the affore said Inhabitants have by These presents Chosen and Appointed: Liuet Nathianiell putnam Daniell Andrew senr Thomas Flint senr Joseph Herrick senr Thomas putnam and Joseph putnam: all of Salem village: they or the major part of them: to be their Agents or Attorneys to make answer to mr. samuell parris in the Case affore said Hereby giveing and Granting to our afore said Agents or Attorneys or the major part of them full power and Lawfull authority: to Compound and agree or to say do performe and finish all: and every act and acts--thing or things device or devices which in the Law may be needfull or expedient for the better prosecution of the same Attorney or Attoneyes under them to make and constitute and att pleashure to Revoke: acquittances and other discharges in our name to make or give: and Genrally to do and execute in the affore said premisses as Fully and Intirely as we ourselves might or could as being all personally present and whatsoever our affore said Agents or Attorneys or the major part of them shall Lawfull do or cause to be don in about or Consarning the premisses the said Inhabitants will allow and confirme the same April [77] Salem village the: 23: April 1697 The Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on TuesDay next being the: 27th of this Instant Aprill att Two a Clock in the after noon: to chouse and Impower : Agents or Attorneys to transact with mr. parris Relateing to our ministry House that so he may Remove from it: By ordor of The Committe Thomas putnam clerk At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the 27 of April: being ordorly warned it was Considered Agreed and voted by the said Inhabitants by a unanimous Consent that where as mr. samuell parris our Late minister hath for more then nine months Last past Dissisted his stated work of the ministry amongst us and yett still he doth Keep the possession of our ministry house to our grate Dammage : therefore the affore said Inhabitants have by these presents Chosen and Appointed Liut Nathaniell putnam Daniell Andrew senr Thomas Flint senr Joseph Herrick senr Thomas putnam and Joseph putnam : all of salem village : they or the major part of them to be their Agents or Attorneys in the behalf and to the use of the said inhabitants to compound and agree with mr. parris themselves If they can: or by Leaveing it to arbitration If mr. parris will joyn with them therein: or other wise to sue Comince and prosecute any suite or suits action or actions against the affore said mr. samuell parris for his with holding or unlawfully detaineing from them the said Inhabitants their ministry house Hereby giveing and granting to our affore said Agents or Attorneys or the major part of them full power and Lawfull Authority to say do performe and finish all and every act and acts thing or things device or devices which in the Law may be needfull or expedient for the better prosecution of the same Attorney or Attorneys under them to make and Constitute: and att pleashure to Revoke: acquittances or other discharges in our name to make or give: and Generally to do and execute in the premisses as Fully as we our selves might or could do being all personally present: and whatsoever our affore said Agents or Attoneys or the major part of them shall Lawfully do or cause to be done in about or consarning the premisses the said Inhabitants will allow of and confirme the same August [78] salem village the 27th of August 1697 The Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att their usiall place of meeting on: Tuse day being the: 14th Day of september next att one a clock in the after noon: to give mr. Nathaniell Rogers a : Call to the work of the ministry in this village and also to Chouse and Impower men to treat with him on that account: and to know of him upon what tirmes he will come:By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam Cler September Reverend Sir:To: Mr. Nathaniell Rogers After our hearty and thankfull acknowledgement and acceptance of your grate condenscention in the bestowall of your labors amongst us in the work of the ministry: thus Long: under such discorageing circumstances: which we pray may be taken as an excuse of our Delay in addressing to your self to take office among us: we do hereby signifie our earnest and sincire desire that you will please to comply with our motion formerly mad and now Returne to setle among us and to take upon you the ministerial charge of this church and congregation: and all though our present uncomfortable circomstances admitt not that we determine on such a sum. for your maintainance and encouradgement among us as we would: yett we do engadge If God shall encline your heart to settle and take office among us: which we pray: that then we will to the utmost of our capacity and ability do for you we doubt not to your content: Att a Generall meeeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the: 14th of september 1697: the above writen was agreed upon and voted by the affore said Inhabitants with a unanimous consent: and also then the affore said Inhabitants did make choice of Joshua Rea senr Decon Ingersoll Daniell Andrew senr John Buxton senr deacon putnam Joseph Holton junr and Benjamin putnam they or the major part of them: to present the above writen to mr. Rogers and to treate with him on that account and to make Returne to the Inhabitants of their doings therein [78] salem village the 11th of september 1697 The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att their usiall place of meeting on Tuseday next being the: 14th Day of this Instant september att three a clock in the after noon to here the award and Determination of The Honourable wait wintrop Elisha Cooke and samuell sewall esqrs; Arbitrators Between mr : samuell parris and the Inhabitants of this village and also to Consider of and agree upon what shall be don in that matter: also the Inhabitants are Desiered to Remember the former warrant about mr : Rogers and to meet exactly att one of the Clock: By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam Clerk Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the 14th of september 1697: it was agreed and voted that Thee Committe in being shall Raise a Rate of: seventy nine pounds nine shillings and six pence money: upon the wholl Inhabitants of this village and shall also gather the same and pay it to: Liuet : Nathaniell putnam Daniell Andrew senr Joseph Herrick senr Thomas putnam and Joseph putnam : or either of them: that so they or either of them may pay the same to mr. samuell parris his Heirs or Assignes : according to the award Decree & Determination of the Honourable Wait wintrop Elisha Cooke and samuell sewall esqrs : Arbitrators Between mr. samuell parris and the Inhabitants of This village Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the : 14th of september 1697 : it was agreed and voted that Liuet: Nathaniell putnam Daniell Andrew Joseph Herrick senr. Thomas putnam and Joseph putnam or The major part of them: are Hereby chosen and Impowered to be collectors with as Full power as ever any of our Committes have to collect and gather in: all the Arrerages : of mr : parrises Rates: and to pay the same to Mr. samuell parris his Heirs or Assignes according to the award Decree and Determination of the Honourable Wait Wintrop Elisha Cooke and samuell sewall esqrs : Arbitrators between mr. samuell parris and the Inhabitants of This village October salem village the first of october 1697 The Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties name to meet together att their usiall place of meeting on Tuseday next being the 5th Day of this Instant october att [79] Two a clock in the after noon to Re [79] Receive the Returne of the men chosen to treat with mr. Rogers and to consider of and Agree upon what we shal do Consarning a minister By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam Clerk Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the 5th Day of october 1697: it was agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants by a unanimous Consent: that we will keep Tuse Day the: 12th Day of this Instant october as a Day of fasting and prayer to seeke Direction of the wonderfull Counsellor about providing a minister for us: and we dissire The Reverend mr. Haile mr. Noice and mr. Gerish to come to us and to be helpful to us in Carrying on the work of the said day Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the 5th Day of October 1697: it was agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants by a unanimous consent: that we dissier the Reverend mr. Roburt Haile to come and preach to us a sabboth Day or Two or three tell we can tell what we shall Do about gitting a minister also we make choice of Jonathan putnam and Benjamin putnam to Intreat mr. Haile to come and preach with us and If they cannot prevaile with him yn to endeavour to gitt mr Daniell Epps to come and preach with us a day or Two salem village the: 11th of October 1697 The Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on fryday next being the: 15th Day of this Instant October att Two a clock in the after noon to Consider of and Agree upon what we shall do consarning a minister: By ordor of Thee Committee Thomas putnam Clerk Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the: 15th Day of October 1697: it was agreed and voted by a generall concurrance that we make choice of Liut. Tho: Fuller Deacon putnam and John putnam Junr to endeavor to gitt us a minister to come and preach unto us in ordor to a further settlement and they are to take the best advice they can about providing a minister for us At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village The: 15th Day of october 1697 it was agreed and voted that we make choice of Capt John putnam and Liut Tho. Fuller to go and treate with mr Emerson to se If they can Prevaile with Him to com and preach with us in ordor to a further settlement: November [80] salem village the 19th of November 1697 The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together att their usiall place of meeting on munday next: being the 22 Day of this Instant November at one a clock in the after noon: to chouse and Impower men to treate with mr. Joseph Green: to se if they can prevaile with him to com and preach with us a while in ordor to a further settlement: By ordor of Thee Committe Tho : putnam Clerk At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the 22th of November: 1697: It was agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants by a unanimous consent: that we make choice of Capt Thomas Flint Deacon putnam John Tarbill samuel Nurs John Buxton Benjamin putnam Joseph putnam: Allexander osburn Benjamine wilkins Jonathan Putnam Benjamin Hutchinson John putnam junr and Daniell Rea: or the major part of them: to treate with Thee Reverend mr. Joseph Green: to se If they can prevaile with him to com and preach with us a while in ordor to a further settlement: Hereby Impowering them or the major part of them to: engage to the affore said mr. Green: that If he will come and be our minister and preach to us: that we will give him sixty pounds a year in or as money and the use of our ministry house and Land: so Long as he shall continew in the work of thee ministry amongst us December Salem village the first of December 1697 The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His Majesties Name to meet together at Their usiall place Of meeting on munday : being the 20th Day of this Instant December att tenn a clock in the fore noon: to give The Reverend: mr. Joseph Green a call to the work of the ministry in this village: and also to Agree what we will give him for His yearly salary: If he wil come and settle with us and be our minister: and also to Agree to settle our ministry house to the Inhabitants of this village for the use of the ministry for ever By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam clerk At a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village the twentieth Day of December: 1697: Being Duly warned for that purpose: It was agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants by a universall Consent that wee doe Hereby give Thee Reverend mr. Joseph Green: A call to the worke of The ministry amongst us in this village [81] At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the twentieth Day of December 1697: being Duly warned for that purpose: It was agreed and voted by Thee affore said Inhabitants: by a unanimous consent: that If Thee Reverend mr. Joseph Green will acceept of our calling Him to the worke of The Ministry in This village and will come and settle with us: and be our minister That then we will give Him for His Incouragement and settlement in the worke of the ministry amongst us: sixty pounds in money for His salary for the first year he shal be in the ministry amongst us: and the use of our ministry house and Land: and after the first year is out wee will give Him seventy pounds a year in money for His yearly salary and the use of our ministry house & Land so Long as He shall continew in the work of The ministry amongst us At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the: 20th of December 1697: it was agreed and voted that we make choice of: Deacon putnam sarjant John Buxton Benjamin putnam and Allexander osburn or the major part of them: to treate with Thee Reverend mr. Green about His Coming to settle with us in the worke of Thee ministry: and to make Returne to our Inhabitants of His Answer thereunto


1698

January


Salem village the: 8th January 1697-8

  The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered in His majesties name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on fryday next: being the: 14th Day of this Instant January att one of the clock in the afternoon to Receive the Returne of the men chosen at our Last publick meeting to treate with The Reverend mr. Green: and also to Consider of and agree how: The Reverend mr. Greens maintainnance shall be Raised by a Rate: and that we will also tainnance shall be Raised: By ordor of Thee Committe Thomas putnam clerk


Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the: 14th Day of January 1697-8

   it was agreed and voted that mr. Greens maintainnace shall be Raised by a Rate: and that we will also keep up our contribution and that our Inhabitants shall put Their money in papers which they contribute with their names writen in the same


  [82] The Rate which was made In salem village for to pay to mr. samuell parris our Late minister: the sume of seventy nine pounds nine shillings: and six pence: in money: for the Right and entrest he had gotten in our ministry house and Land: made according to Thee award Decree and determination: of Thee Honourable Wait Wintrop Elisha Cooke and samuell sewall esqrs : Arbitrators Between mr. samuell parris : and the Inhabitants of this village and also according to the ordor and vote of the Inhabitants of salem village the: 14th of september : 1697: made by us whoses names are hereunto subscribed the 24th Day of september 1697


lb s d Daniell Andrew & sons 2 - - William Allin - 10 6 John Buxton & son 1 12 - John Buxton Junr - 5 - samuell Braybrook - 10 - william Buckly senr - 3 - william Buckly junr - 5 - Thomas Bayley - 5 - Edward Bishop and son - 13 - Edward Bishop junr - 10 - Henry Brown - 15 6 Ezekill Chever - 12 - Nathaniell Carrell - 7 - Joseph Carrell - 8 - Thomas Cummings - 8 - John Darling & son - 9 - John Deall - 7 - Capt Thomas Flint & son 1 19 - Thomas Fuller senr & man - 12 - Thomas Fuller junr. - 18 - Thomas Fuller Tirtius - 11 - Jacob Fuller - 15 - Benjamin Fuller - 12 - Jonathan Fuller - 6 - John Flint - 16 - Joseph Flint - 10 6 Zach : Goodell & son 1 8 - Zach: Goodell junr - 11 - Joseph Goodell - 6 - __ __ __ 19 0 6 Isaac Goodell - 11 - samuell Goodell - 9 - John Gilles - 10 - Joseph Holton senr - 7 - Joseph Holton junr & son - 18 - Henry Holton - 15 - John Holton - 10 - John Hadlock - 12 - Thomas Haines & sons - 15 - Joseph Herrick & son 1 10 - Joseph Hutchinson senr 1 11 - Joseph Hutchinson junr - 12 - John Hutchinson - 10 - Benjamin Hutchinson - 12 - Sarah Holton Widdow - 3 - Liut. Nath : Ingersoll & man 1 - - Henry Kenny senr. - 8 - Henry Kenny junr. - 8 - samuell Lane - 6 - John martin - 10 - samuell Nurs & son 1 2 - Isaac Neadom - 6 - Thomas Nickolls - 6 - Ellexander osburn & son 1 - - Liut Nathaniell putnam 2 14 - Capt John putnam 2 - - Thomas putnam 1 4 - Joseph putnam 2 10 - __ __ __ 23 19 - [83] Walter phillips - 14 - Jonathan putnam 1 13 - James putnam 1 4 - Benja Putnam 1 4 - John putuam Tirtius 1 2 - Eliazer putnam - 14 - Widdow preston & son - 12 - Edward putnam 1 8 - Joseph portor & sons 3 15 - samuell porter - 8 - mr: Isarell porter - 19 - Joseph pope 2 10 - James prince - 16 - John putnam Junr 1 8 - Joseph prince - 10 - Thomas Rayment 1 2 - Joshua Rea senr - 16 - Joshua Rea junr. - 14 - Daniell Rea 1 12 - John Rea - 12 - Samuel Ray - 6 - Jehoshaphat Rogers - 3 - Job Swinerton & Son 1 12 - Jasper swinerton - 12 - Joseph swinerton - 10 - __ __ __ 26 14 - Abraham Smith - 9 - Ephraim Sheldon - 4 - William smale - 17 - samuel smith & farm - 10 - John Tarbill & son 1 4 - John Tree - 5 - william upton - 12 - samuell upton - 12 - Capt Jonathan walcott - 15 - John Walcott - 11 - Joseph Whiple - 16 - George wiet - 5 - Bray wilkins - 8 - Benjamin wilkins - 16 - samuell wilkins - 5 - Thomas wilkins & sons 1 - - Henry wilkins - 12 - John wilkins - 12 - Richard williams - 5 - __ __ __ 10 18 - __ __ __ sume Totall 80 11 6


errores exceepted abated in this Rate

to Richard w illiam -0-5- to Henary Holton -0-3- to John Tarbil -0-1-

The: Committe Nathaniel putnam John Buxton Jonathan putnam Thomas putnam


March


[84] Salem village the: 5th of march 1697-8

  Thee Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered in His Majesties Name to meet together att Their usiall place of meeting on fryday next: being the: 11th Day of this Instant march: att tenn a clock in the forenoon to chouse A committee for the year ensewing: and to give Instrucktions to them: and to agree how to Fence in our ministry paster: and to agree to present a petition to the Town of Salem: that they would Grant us a Township or elce ease us of severall Taxations which they Lay upon us: And also to give answer to a petition of severall persons which desire Liberty to build a seat in the meeting house: By ordor of Thee Committee Thomas putnam clerk


Att a Generall meeting of Thee Inhabitants of salem village the: 11th Day of march 1697-8:

   There was chosen for a Committe for the year ensewing : viz : Daniell Andrew. Thomas Rayment Zach: Goodell senr Thomas putnam and Henry wilkins
  2ly voted the Instrucktions for the Committe are as Followeth that Thee Committe shall make a Rate of sixty pounds in money for mr Greens maintainance for this year begining the fift Day of January 1697-8 : and ending the fift Day of January 1698-9: which Rate the committe shall Raise as equally as they can upon the heads and estates of the wholle Inhabitants


Att a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village the: 11th Day of march 1697-8:

   it was agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants that we will Fence in our ministry paster with agood sufficient dry stone wall fouer foot High by the 15th Day of June next ensewing the date hereof: and those persons that will not fence their proportion thereof with a stone wall shall sett up a good sufficient five Rail fence and maintaine it good for ever --
  2ly It was agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants by a unanimous consent that wee make choice of Liut Nathl Ingersoll Capt. Thomas Flint Corporall Joseph Herrick and Joseph putnam or the major part of them: to proportion and sett out every mans share of fence that every man shall make about our ministry pastar by the fifteen Day of April next: that so every man may Know his part: proportioning every mans part as near as they can: according to the Rate that shall be made for mr Greens maintainance for this yeare


  [85] Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the 11th of march 1697-8: there was granted Liberty to: Abigaill Holton the wife of Henry Holton: and mary Hutchinson the wife of John Hutchinson and mary walcott the wife of John walcott and Mary Goodell the wife of samuell Goodell and mary Flint the Daughter of Capt Flint: to make up the hindermost seat below att the east end of the meeting house for ym selves to sitt in:


Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the: 11th of march: 1697-8:

   there was granted Liberty to Abigail Hutchinson margeritt Case Ruth sibley martha: preston sarah Buxton mary Tarbill and margeritt Nurs to build up the hindermost seate in the northeast corner of the gallary in the meeting house for themselves to sitt in:


September


Salem village the: 17th of september 1698

  The Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered In His majesties name to meet together a Their usiall place of meeting on fryday next being the: 23d Day of this Instant September: att Tenn a clock in the fore noon To here The Reverend mr. Joseph Greens answer: Relateing to his ordination in this village: and to consider of and agree upon what wee shall do in that matter also to consider how our meeting house and ministry house shall be Repaired: and to agree to petition Thee select men or Towne of salem to Run and settle the west Line Between The Towne of Salem and this village

By ordore of Thee Committe Thomas putnam cler.


At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the : 23d day of september 1698:

   it was agreed and voted that wee make choice of Deacon Ingersoll and Allexander osburne and Deacon putnam and John putnam Junr to carry about the superscription which was drawn up this Day in our publick meeting To all our Inhabitants and to our neighbors near adjoying to us: to see what every person will freely subscrib: to give to mr: Joseph Green our present minister for His settlement and Incoridgment to take office in the church of Christ in this village:


At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village ye 23d Day of september 1698:

   it was agreed and voted yt those persons yt shall forth with and as soon as may be Repair our meeting & ministry house shal be paid for the same in the next Rate yt shal be made to pay our Inhabitances Debts


[86] At a Generall meeting of Thee Inhabitants of Salem village the: 23d Day of september 1698:

   It was agreed and voted by the affore said Inhabitants that wee make choice of: Mr. Joseph Hutchinson senr. Capt. Thomas flint and ensign Jonathan putnam or the major part of them: to petition The selectmen: or Town of Salem in the name and behalf of our Inhabitants: to Run and settle the west Line between the Town of salem and this village Hereby Impowering them or the major part of them to Run and settle the affore said Line with the selectmen: or Town of salem. If they will chouse and Impower men to do the same.


December


salem village the: 30th of December 1698

  The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His majesties name to meet together att their usiall place of meeting: on fryday next being the: 6th of January next att tenn of the clock in the morning: to agree what you will pay Thomas putnam for Keeping our Book of Records ever sence he was chosen to do it: and to Receive the acct of our Agents and Attorneys: that have managed our Late differances with mr : parris : and the accounts of such as entertained ministers for us: sence mr : parris : Left preaching here: or any other accounts that are due to any other person or persons from our Inhabitants: and to consider and agree what shall be don about Repairing our ministry house and to conclude and agree what summ of mone shall be Raised on our Inhabitants to pay our Inhabitants debts: and to give answer to the petitions of severall aboute seats in our meeting house: By ordor of Thee Committee

Thomas putnam Clerk


January


At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the: sixt day of January: 1698/9:

   It was agreed and voted that we will: expend forty pounds in money in Repairing our ministry House: to be paid to those which shall doe the work: att the end of Two years after the Date hereof: that is they shall build a porch to it: and pull down all the old clapbords on the fore side and Two ends: and cover the same againe with bords : and clapbords over them and finish the in side: and mend the windows and any other nesisary thing that it wants: and it was then also voted yt Mr : Daniell Andrew: James putnam sarjant John Flint: ensign Jonathan putnam: sarjant John Buxton: Benjamin putnam John walcott and Deacon edward putnam ware chosen & appointed to take care and Repaire our ministry house as above as soon as may be


[87] At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the sixt Day of January 1698/9:

   It was voted: that we make choice of sarjant John Buxton sarjant John Tarbell and sarjant Daniell Rea: to vew the accounts of such as our Inhabitants are indebted unto and to discorse with them and bring them as low as they can: and make Report of what they shall have don therein to our Inhabitants att Their next publick meeting
  At the same meeting above said: it was voted that John Holton and John Giles have Liberty granted them to build a seat at the end of the west Galary between that and the pullpitt for them selves to sitt in
  Att the same meeting above said: It was voted that elizabeth Fuller: Susannah Fuller elizabeth Allen mary swinerton and mary Brabook : have Liberty granted them to build up and finish the third seate below in the northeast end of the meeting house for themselves to sitt in


February


salem village the: 3d: of February 1698/9

  The Inhabitants of This village are Hereby Requiered In His majesties name to meet to gether att Their usiall place of meeting on Thirds day next: being the ninth day of this Instant February: att tenn a clock in the morning to give new Instrucktions to the men Chosen att our Last publick meeting about Repairing our ministry house: for mr : Green as wee are Informed is willing that the vote of forty pounds which was past that day to Repair the house should be Lett fall & that If the house be so Repaired that it be decent and comfortable to Live in: it shal please him: And to Agree to present a petition to the Town of Salem that they would Grant us that we may be a Township by our selves: also to Receive the accounts of such as our Inhabitants are Indepted : unto: and to conclude and Agree when the same shall be paid: By ordor of The Committe Thomas putnam clerk


Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the ninth day of February 1698/9

   it was agreed and voted yt the vote which was past by our Inhabitants: the sixt Day of January Last: to Lay out forty pounds in Repairing our ministry house is hereby nuled and made void: and that the men then chosen to Repair our ministry house: are Hereby Impowered to Repair our ministry house so as it may be decent and Comfortable to Live in: according to their discressions and the Inhabitants to pay the charge


[88] At a Generall meeting of The Inhabitants of salem village the ninth Day of February 1698/9:

   it was Agreed and voted that we make Choice of Allexander osburn and Henry wilkins to joyn with sarjant John Buxton sarjant John Tarbill and sarjant Daniell Rea: who ware chosen att our Last publick meeting to view the accounts of such as our Inhabitants are indebted unto: Hereby Fully Impowering them: or the major part of them: to Reckon and settle accounts: in behalf of our Inhabitants: with all those which our Inhabitants are justly Indebted unto: and to bring in the same to our Inhabitants att our next publick meeting


The Rate which was made in Salem village for to pay mr. Greens salary for the first year. he was in the ministry amongst us: which year begun the fift Day of January 1698/7 and ends the fift day of January: 1699/8: which Rate is to be paid in money

lb s d Daniel Andrew and sons 1 18 - william Alline - 7 - John Buxton and son 1 2 - John Buxton Junr. - 3 - william Buckly Junr - 3 - Thomas Bayley - 4 - Edward Bishop & son - 16 - Edward Bishop Junr - 9 - Henry Brown - 13 6 samuel Brabrook - 6 - Ezekiel Chever - 10 - Nathaniell Carrell - 4 - Joseph Carrell - 4 - Thomas Cummings - 6 - John Darling & son - 8 - John Dela - 6 - Capt Thomas Flint & son 1 8 - Thomas Fuller senr & man - 8 - Thomas Fuller Junr - 16 - __ __ __ 10 11 6 _______________ __ __ __ Thomas Fuller Tirtius - 7 Jacob Fuller - 12 - Benjamin Fuller - 7 - Jonathan Fuller - 4 6 John Flint - 12 6 Joseph Flint - 7 - Zach: Goodel & son 1 1 - Zach: Goodel Junr - 7 6 Joseph Goodel - 6 - Isaac Goodel - 8 - samuell Goodell - 8 - John Giles & man - 8 6 Joseph Holton ser - 8 - Joseph Holton Junr - 15 - Henry Holton - 11 - John Holton - 8 6 John Hadlock - 7 - Joseph Herrick & son 1 2 - Joseph Hutchinson sen 1 2 - __ __ __ 10 4 6 _______________ __ __ __ [89] Joseph Hutchinson Junr - 8 - John Hutchinson - 9 - Benjamin Hutchinson and man - 11 - sarah Holton widdow - 3 - Lt. Nathaniell Ingersoll - 16 - Henry Kenny senr - 7 - Henry Keny Junr - 7 - James Kittle - 6 - samuel Lane - 4 - John martin - 7 - phillip mackintire - 4 - samuell Nurs & son - 17 - Isaac Neadom - 6 - Thomas Nickols - 4 6 Allexander osburn - 16 - Lt. Nath. putnam & Benja 2 18 - Capt John putnam 1 5 - Thomas putnam - 18 - Joseph putnam 2 - - Walter philips - 10 - Jonathan putnam 1 6 - James putnam - 19 - John putnam Tirtius - 18 - Eliazer putnam - 12 6 widdow preston & son - 10 - Edward putnam 1 - - Joseph poter & sons 2 2 - samuell porter - 7 - Mr Isarell porter - 14 - Joseph pope 1 10 - James prince - 12 - John putnam Jur 1 - - Joseph prince - 9 - Thomas Rayment - 17 - Joshua Rea senr - 12 - Daniel Rea 1 - - __ __ __ 28 5 - _______________ __ __ __ Joshua Rea Junr - 11 - John Rea - 10 - samuel Rey - 4 6 Johoshophat Roger - 3 - Job Swinerton & son 1 2 - Jasper Swinerton - 10 - Joseph Swinerton - 7 6 Abraham Smith - 8 6 Ephraim Sheldon - 5 - William smale - 12 6 samuell Smith - 5 - John Tarbill & son - 17 - William upton - 9 - samuel upton - 9 - Capt Jonathan walcott - 12 - John Walcott - 8 - Joseph Whiple - 12 - George wyett - 3 - Bray wilkins & Benja - 15 - Thomas wilkins & son - 14 - Thomas wilkins for Ierland farm - 2 - Henry wilkins & son - 10 - John wilkins - 8 - Samuel Wilkens - 3 - Richard williams - 3 - Zachariah White - 3 - John wooden - 3 - __ __ __ 11 10 - _______________ __ __ __ sume Totall 60 11 - errors exepted abated to Thomas Cumings 0 1 6

Zach : Goodell senr The Committe Thomas Rayment Henry wilkins Thomas putnam


March


[90] March 27, 1699 --

   Then Received of Deacon Nathanell Ingersoll and Deacon Edward Putnam the full sum of Sixty pounds in mony being in full of my Salary for the year 1698, I say Recd per me 

Joseph Green


Salem village the 17th of march 1698-9

  The Inhabitants of this village are Hereby Requiered in His majesties name: to meet: together at their usiall place of meeting: on Tuesday next being the 21th Day of this Instant march att ten a clock: to Receive this present Committes accounts: and to Chouse a new Committe : and also to Receive the accounts of such as our own Inhabitants are Justly Indepted unto: and to conclud and agree to gitt the west Line Run between salem and this village: also to make sume ordors about a more ordorly Contribution: By ordor of Thee Committe 

Thomas putnam clerk


Att a General meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the: 21th of march: 1698-9 :

   there was Chosen for a commite for the year ensewing : John Buxton: ezekiel Chever Joseph Herrick: Henry Brown and Allexander osburn


At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem village the: 25th day of march 1698-9 :

   it was voted that we Receive the accounts of the Committe chosen to Reckon with our Inhabitants: which is as Followeth:


salem village the 23th of February: 1698-9 :

   wee whose names are under writen being chosen by the Inhabitants of this village to Receive the accotts of debts of those that our plantation are indebted unto wee have accordingly attended that serviss and Reckoned with those that have brought their accounts to us: and upon ballance of all accounts: Left with us we find due from the plantation: to Liuet. Nathaniell putnam : 08 lb. 00s. 00d.
  and due to Lt. Thomas putnam:	 101b. 00s. 00d.

John Buxton John Tarbel Henry wilkins Allexander osburn


[91] At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the: 21: day of march 1698-9 :

   voted that all our Inhabitants yt contribute shall put their money in papers: with their names writen therein: and all yt is put into the Box Lose shall be accounted as strangers.


Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of salem village the: 21th day of march: 1698-9 :

   voted that Capt Thomas Flint John Tarbell Joseph putnam and John putnam Junr are Chosen and fully Impower to Hyer an artis to Run the west Line and settle it between the Town of salem & this village and the Inhabitants to bare their charge


May


Salem village

  The Inhabetance of this Village are Requiered in his majtes name to meate togather at theire ordenary place of meateing on Tuesday next being the 9th day of this Instant may at three of the Clocke in the afternoone to give Instructions to the Comitye and to Receve the account of those that ware to Repaire our ministrye house and to give order for the payeing of the same and Chews som man to keepe our Booke of Records and also to Receve the acount of those that ware Chose to get an artice to Run our west Line and to Conseder what to doe about Deeds of Sale for our ministrye Land and to grainte Lebertye to som men to buide a seete upon the beemes of the meaton house

Salem village may the: 3d 1699. John Buxton Joseph Herick Alexander osburn Ezekell Chever Henery Brown


At a Generall meateing of the Inhabetance of this village the 9th day of may 1699:

   Voted that the Comitye now in being shall make two Rates the one for to pay mr Greens sallery for this present yeare and the other to pay the Inhabetances their Debt That is to say Eightene pounds to Natheniell putnam and Thomas putnam and Ninetene pounds for Repaireing the ministry house and one pounds 18 shelins for Runeing the west Line
  Voted that the Comity now in being shall gett the three deeds duely Executed and that the Comitye shall adde 40 shelens more to the Rates for Decon Ingerson and what Charge they are at in this matter they Shall make the Rete so much biger as will pay it


[92] This is the Remainder of the Rate that was made to pay The Inhabetance Debets accordeing to the vote of the Inhabetance at a Generall meatening on the 9th day of may 1699.


Due to Nathll putnam the Rates 1699 of William Buckly Junr -0-3-4 Thomas Bayley -0-3-0 widow preston & son -0-3-4 Jonathan fuller -0-4-0 John Hadlock -0-5-0 Joseph Hutchinson Junr -0-7-4 Job Swineton & son -0-16-0 Jesper Sweneton -0-8-0 Joseph Sweneton -0-6-0 Epherim Sheldon -0-3-4 Samuell Smith -0-3-4


Due to Thomas putnam Joseph pope -1-3-8 Joseph porter & sons -1-10-8 Joseph prince -0-7-8 Henery Kenye Junr -0-4-8 John Darlin & son -0-8-0 Benjimin Wilkins -0-12-0 Capt Thomas flinte -0-16-0 Samll Ray -0-3-0 John Wooden -0-2-0


due to John Walcott by Isaac Neadam -0-4-8 Joseph flint -0-8-0


theire Remaines due to the plantation by John Martin -0-5-10 Joseph Whipple -0-8-0 Thomas Fuller Junr -0-6-0

  [93] wee whose names are under reeten being Chosen to regulate the seating of parsons in our meeting hous have dun as foloeth --
   In the frunt seat before the pulpett -- 

Cap Jonathan Putnam John buxston ser Danell rea the next seat John Putnam yacrrah goodell senr John tarbell the next seat Thomas fuller sr in the frunt seate in the galary befor the pulpeet James Philips John rea John preston Edward bishop Isaac goodell the next frunt seat Thomas flint Israell porter In the dubel seat below the widow Swinaton the wedow Preston John leach his wife yacriah godel sen wife John Putnams jur wife the widow walcoat henery wilkins wife eyekel Chever wife Thomas fullers wife Joseph Hutchinson jr wife henery holtons wife The 2 long seat below Joseph goodel wife Jonathan fuller wife the next short front seat James Putnam John putnam tirtes Thomas wilkins In the long frunt seat below william rusell ser James prince danell andrew Joshuah rea eliayer Putnam in the second long seat below John alin Samell Nurs Jun benja Swinnaton in the nexte frunt seat Isaac Neadam Joseph good ell in the 2 short seat below in the second long seat in the galary before the pulpt william resell Jr Joshua swinnaton Joseph sibly Thoms preston Joseph wilkins Joseph buxston antoney buxston John sibley James smeth John ganson in the frunt seat in the womans galary before the pulpett James Philips wife James holtons wife The nex sid frunt sid seat benja fuller wife Isaac Goodl wife the next frunt seat william uptons wife samuel uptons wife John Allins wife

   [94] In the thurd seat before the pulpit

william rusel sr henery wilkins In the side frunt seat below Joseph Holton In the long frunt seat below James Philips henery houlto Joseph hutchinsun In the frunt seat in the galary before the pulpeet John walcoot John hutchinson Jesper swinneta John wilkins Thomas flint: Thoms fuller Jur Samuell goodell In the frunt side seat in the galary nicklis howard ebeneyer foul Thomas Putnam Samuel nurs Ju daniell rea Jr: natha Putnam John deall sen In the frunt seat over the stars Thomas Keney samel Putnam benjamen houlton in the 2 long seat below daved richinsun Thomas bayly in the 2 side seat below: abraham goodell. In the long new front seat in the galary below the pulpeet william rusell Joshuah Swinnaton Joseph buxston John sibly anthony buxston Jeames Smeeth John: [Ganson] Jonathan rament richard hutchinson ambros hutchinson In the frunt new seat in the north galary daved Jug benja wilkins John brown John Keney martin herick John Smeeth water Smeeth rufus herick william walcoat Jonathan wilkins John Jeffords Joseph fuller: Isaac wilkins : aquala wilkins humphery Case John wilkins Jr Joseph wilkins in the womens galary: the frunt seat before the pulpet : william rusels wife sen in the 2 long frunt side seat near the pulpeet Thomas Putnams wife benjamen houltons wife Thomas Keneys wife Samuell nurs Jr wife nicklis howards wife the 3 long seat below James Smith wife

   Benjamen Putnam

Joseph houlton Edward Putnam


[95] Salem Village march 23 1701/2

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received the full sum of sixty pounds in mony in full of my salary for ye year 1698-for which I have before ys time given a receipt which cannot now be found. I say recvd 

per me Joseph Green


Salem Village March 23 1701/2

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received the full sum of seventy pounds in mony in full of my salary for ye year 1700. I say recd 

Per me Joseph Green


Salem Village October 19. 1703.

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received the full sum of seventy pounds in money in full of my salary for the year 1702: I say received 

Per me Joseph Green


Salem Village January 14 1701.

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received ye full sum of seventy pounds in mony in full of my salary for year 1699 I say Recd 

Per me Jos. Green


Salem Village march 23. 1701/2.

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received the full sum of seventy pounds in mony in full of my salary for the year. I say Recd 

Per me Joseph Green


March


[96] Salem Villadge 15th of march 1700

  The Inhabetants of this Villadge are hearby Required in his Majets name to meete Togather at theire ordenary place of meateing upon Tuesday next being the ninetenth day of this present march at 12 of theh Clocke to Receve the present Comitys account and to Chewes a Comittye for the yeare ensueing and also to Chews a Clarke to keepe our Booke of Records or Impower The Comitye to Chewes one amonge themselves to keepe the Booke and to enter what is neadefull into the Booke from Time to Time and of what is allrayde done also to Conseder wt about the Contrebution and to Conseder what shall be done about placeing som parsons that wante seates in the meaton house and also to Conseder and agree wheather they will builde a new meaten house: by order of the Comitye 

Ezekel Chever


At a Generall meatening of the Inhabetance of Salem Villadge the 19th march: 1700

   Chosen for a Comitye for the yeare Insueing Leut Jonathan Putnam Benjemin Hutchinson John Tarbell Benjemin putnam and Thomas Fuller Junr
  2 Voted that we make Choice of Leut Jonathan putnam to keep our Booke of Records and to enter what is neadfull
  3 Voted that we make Choice of mr Joseph Hericke Joseph putnam Ensigne Buxton John flint Leut Jonathan putnam Samuell Goodale Joseph pope or the majer part of them to discourse with able Carpenders about the price of a meatening house 46 : foot Longe and 40 foot wide and: 22: foot betwene Joynts and to make theire Returne to the people what the Cost will be as Soone as may be


May


Salem villadge may: 11th 1700

  The Inhabetance of this Villadge are desired to meate Tagather at theire ordenarye place of meateing on munday next being the thirtenth day of this present month of may at three of the Clocke in the after noone to Chews men to Joyne with the Towne of Salem to Run the west Line and to give the Comittye Instructions how to make the minesters Rate this present yeare by order of the Comitye 

Jonathan putnam


At a Generall meatening of the Inhabetance of Salem Villadge on the 13th of may 1700

   It was voted by a Generall Concurance that our Comittye Shall Rayse our minesters Rate this yeare on our Inhabetance of seventye pounds as equally as they Can accordeing to the best of theire Judgments:


June


[97] Salem Villadge 22 of June 1700

  The Inhabetants of this Villadge are desired to meate togather at theire ordenarye place of meatening on munday Com seven night it being the first day of Julye at one a Clocke in the ,afternoone to heare the Returne of those men Chosen to treete with Carpenters aboute buildeing a new meatein house and to Conseder and agree aboute buildeing a meateing house all our Inhabetance are desired to Com for it is matter of grate Concarnement to us all: by order of the Comitty 

Jonathan putnam Clarke


July


At a Generall meateing of the Inhabetance of Salem Village the first of July 1700

   It was agreed and voted by Generall Concurance that we will Build a New Meateing house in Conveniant time of 46 foots Longe and 40 foots wide and 20 foots betwene Joynts and that we will give the Carpenter monye for doing of the woorke and that this House shall be builte and finished within two years: and it was further agreed and voted that the Carpenter that Shall builde the meatenhouse Shall Imploy such of our Village men as Can Labour in the woorke as he hath ocation for and that such materalls as may be had of our owne people being as good and a Cheep as maye be had Elsewhare Shall be bought of our owne people


August


Salem villadge August 24th: 1700

  The Inhabetance of this Village are desired to meate at Att theire ordenary place of meatening on Tuesday Com seven night at Two a Clocke in the Afternoone it being the third day of September next: To Chews and Impower som men to agree with a Carpenter about building of us a new meateing house and to give them Instructions Relateing to that woorke and to agree upon a suitable place to sett the meatein house 

by order of the Comitty Jonathan Putnam Clark


September


At a Generall meateing of the Inhabetance of Salem village the third of September 1700

  1. It was voted by a Generall Concurrance that we will Chews a Comity to agree with a Carpenter to build us a new meaten house
  [98]
  2 It was voted that we make Choice of five men or the Major parte of them who are hearby Impowered in the behalfe of the Inhabetance to agree with a Carpenter as afore sd the men Chosen for that Ende are Capt Thomas Flint Mr. Joseph pope Leut Jonathan Putnam Mr Joseph Hericke and Benjemin Putnam
  3 voted that we will have a Conveniant Terrate built upon the meatening house suitable for such an house
  4 voted that the Inside of the meatenhouse up to the plates shall be Lathed and plastered upon the planks with Lime and haire
  5 voted that the forme of the Roofe of the meatenhouse and the forme of the Terate and the maner of the finishing of them is Lefte to the descration of the Comitye we have chosen
  6 voted the meateing house shall be sett upon the watch house hill: and that all our Inhabetance that have their way shortened to meateing by the meatenhouse Standeing in that place shall Levell the ground to set the meatening house Conveneiantly upon


October


Sallem Village october the 12th 1700

  The Inhabetance of this Village are desired to meate togather at theire ordenary place of meateing on munday next at 12 a Clocke it being the 14th day of this present october to grante mony for the building of the meatenhouse and apointe a time when it shall be payed and to Conseder and agree whather it be not best to make som additions to the dementiones of the meateinhouse that was formerly Grainted and to Conseder whather theire shall be a space Left in in the meatenhouse to build pewes and to Conseder whather the olde pulpitt shall do for the new meatenhouse and to Impower the Comitye in being to make and Colect such parte of the mony that may be granted for the meatenhouse as may be neadefull at present

by oredr of the Comitye Jonathan putnam Clarke

  [99]


This Rate was made for the maintaieance of the Reverend mr Joseph Grene for this present yeare begining the 5th of January 1699 :1700 and Endeing January the: 5th 1700

Daniell Andrew 2 4 0 William Allin 0 8 0 John Buxton 1 6 0 John Buxton Junr. 0 4 0 Samuell Brabrook 0 8 0 William Buckly Junr. 0 6 0 Thomas Bayley 0 4 8 Edward Bishop senr 0 14 0 Edward Bishop Junr 0 10 0 Samuell Bishop 0 4 0 David Bishop 0 4 0 Henery Brown 0 15 0 Ezekell Chever 0 13 0 Nath Carrell 0 4 0 Joseph Carrell 0 4 0 John Darlin 0 6 0 Thomas Darlin 0 4 0 John Dale 0 6 0 Capt Thomas Flint 1 18 0 Thomas Fuller senr 0 12 0 Thomas Fuller Junr 0 10 0 Jacob Fuller 0 18 0 Benjemin fuller 0 9 0 Jonathan fuller 0 6 0 John Flint 0 16 0 Zacriah Goodales 1 0 0 Abraham Goodale 0 4 0 Joseph Goodale 0 7 6 Isaac Goodale 0 10 0 Zachriah Goodale Junr 0 10 0 John Gilles 0 8 0 Joseph Hutchinson s 1 6 0 Joseph Houlton s 0 8 0 Joseph Houlton Junr 0 16 0 Henery Houlton 0 13 0 John Houlton 0 9 0 John Hadlock 0 8 0 Joseph Herick 1 6 0 Joseph Hutchinson Junr 0 11 0 John Hutchinson 0 12 - Benjemin Hutchinson 0 12 - widdow Houlton 0 3 6 Nickloas Hayward 0 4 - Decon Nath Ingersall 0 12 - Henery Kenyes 0 6 - Henery Kenye Junr 0 7 - James Kittle 0 6 - Samull Lane 0 6 - Phillip mackintyere 0 5 - John martin 0 7 - Samuell Nurse s 1 1 - Samuell Nurse Junr 0 4 - Isaac Nehadam 0 7 - Alexander Osburn 1 3 - Nath putnam & Benjemin 3 0 - Cap John putnam 1 9 - Thomas putnam estate 0 6 - Joseph putnam 2 6 - Walter phillips 0 6 - Jonathan putnam 1 10 - James putnam 1 3 - John putnam tartus 1 2 - Eleazer Putnam 0 14 - Widow preston 0 14 - Samuell porter 0 9 - Decon putnam 1 4 - Joseph porter 2 6 - Israel porter 0 14 - Joseph pope 1 15 - James prince 0 18 - John putnam Junr 1 6 - Joseph prince 0 11 - Thomas Rayment 0 15 - Samuell Leach 0 6 - Joshua Rea senr 0 8 - Daniell Rea 1 6 - Joshua Rea Junr 0 13 - John Rea [100] 0 13 - Samuell Ray 0 4 0 Jehosaphat Rogers 0 4 0 widow swineton 1 0 0 Jesper sweneton 0 12 0 Joseph Sweneton 0 9 0 Benjemin Sweneton 0 4 0 Samuell Smith 0 5 0 Abraham Smith 0 9 0 William Small 0 12 0 John Tarbell 1 1 0 william upton 0 9 0 Samuell Upton 0 9 0 widow Wallcott 0 12 0 John Wallcott 0 11 0 Joseph Whipple 0 13 0 George Wyett 0 5 0 Bray willkins & Benj 1 0 0 Thomas willkins 0 19 0 Henery willkins 0 12 0 John willkins 0 9 0 Samuell willkins 0 4 0 Richard williams 0 3 0 Zacriah White 0 6 0 John wooden 0 4 0 John Leach 1 4 0 John Estye 0 6 0 John Fuller 0 5 0 Benjemin Smith 0 4 0 Solomen Smith 0 4 0 Thomas Nickols 0 5 6 David Richerson 0 4 0 Thomas Kenye 0 4 0 Samuell Cuttler s 0 10 0 James Houlton 0 6 0

Jonathan Putnam John Tarbell Benjemin putnam Benjemin Hutchinson Thomas fuller Junr of the Comitye


[101] At a Generall meateing of the Inhabetance of Salem Village the 14th of October 1700

  first it was Voted that we will adde 2 foots to the Length and 2 foots to the breadth of the meatenhouse
  2 Voted that we will give three hundred and thirty pounds in mony for the buildeing the meatenhouse
  3 Voted that the: 330: pounds Shall be payed at three times that Is to Say: 110: pounds the first day of march next and: 110: pounds the first of September following and the Last: 110: pounds when the meatenhouse is finished
  4 Voted that the Comitye in being Shall make a Rate upon our Inbabetance for the first: 110: pounds and Colect it acordeing to the time when it should be payed
  5 Voted that this: 330: pounds shall be Colected and payed to the Comitye we have Chosen to agree with a Carpenter to build us a meatenhouse and they or the major part of them are heareby Impowered to Improve the afore sd : 330: pounds for the building the meatenhouse


Salem village 17th of October: 1700:

  The Inhabetance of this Village are desired to meate togather at thaire ordenary place of meatening this day at 4 a Clock afternoone to Chews som men to Joyne with the Comitye that are Chosen to agree with a Carpenter to build us a meaten house

by order of the Comitye Jonathan putnam Clark

  At the abov sd meatening 17th of October 1700 ware Chosen to Joyne with the Comitye afore sd Decon Edward Putnam and Allexander osburn


December


[102] Salem village December the second 1700

   this Rate was made for the first payment of the meatenhouse which is 110 lb. to be payed by the first of march next:


Daniell Andrew 3 10 0 william Allin 0 13 0 John Buxton s 2 1 0 John Buxton Junr 0 6 6 Samll Brabroocke 0 13 0 william Bucklye Junr 0 9 6 Thomas Bayley 0 7 6 Edward Bishop s 1 7 0 Edward Bishop Junr 0 16 6 Samll Bishop 0 7 0 David Bishop 0 6 0 Henery Brown 1 4 0 Ezekell Chever 1 2 6 Natheniell Carell 0 4 0 Joseph Carell 0 4 0 John Darlin 0 10 0 Thomas Darlin 0 10 0 John Deale 0 10 0 Capt Thomas Flint 3 2 0 Thomas fuller s 0 16 0 Thomas fuller Junr 0 16 0 Jacob fuller 1 9 0 Benjemin fuller 0 14 6 Jonathan fuller 0 9 8 John flinte 1 7 0 Zacriah Goodale s 1 12 0 Abraham Goodale 0 7 0 Joseph Goodale 0 12 0 Isaac Goodale 0 16 0 Samuell Goodale 0 16 0 Zachriah Goodale Junr 0 16 0 John Giles 0 16 0 Joseph Houlton s 0 13 0 Joseph Houlton Junr 1 6 0 Henery Houlton 1 1 0 John Houlton 0 14 0 John Hadlocke 0 13 0 Joseph Hericke 2 2 0 Joseph Hutchinson s 2 2 0 Joseph Hutchinson Junr 0 13 0 John Hutchinson 1 0 0 Benjemin Hutchinson 1 0 0 Sarah Houlton widow 0 5 0 Nickolas Hayward 0 12 0 Decon Ingersoll 1 0 0 Henery Kenye s 0 10 0 Henery Kenye Junr 0 10 0 Samuell Lane 0 10 0 John martin 0 11 6 Samuell Nurse 1 16 0 Isaac Neadam 0 11 6 Allexander Osburn 1 05 0 Benjemin putnam 4 6 0 Capt John putnam 2 6 0 Thomas putnams estate 0 12 0 Joseph putnam 3 7 0 Eleazer putnam 1 3 0 Jonathan putnam 2 8 0 James putnam 1 17 0 John putnam tartus 1 16 0 Walter Phillips 0 12 0 widow preston 1 3 0 Samuell porter 0 14 0 Decon putnam 2 4 0 Joseph porter 3 14 0 Israell porter 1 3 0 Joseph pope 2 16 0 James prince 1 10 0 John putnam Junr 2 3 0 Joseph prince 0 17 6 Thomas Rayment 1 3 6 Joshua Rea s 0 12 0 Daniell Rea 2 6 0 Joshua Rea Junr 1 1 0 John Rea 1 1 0 Samuell Ray 0 6 0 Jehosaphat Rogers 0 6 0 widow Sweneton 1 12 0 Joseph Sweneton 0 13 0 Jesper Sweneton 0 19 0 Benjemin Sweneton 0 8 0 Samuell Smith 0 8 0 Abraham Smith 0 15 0 John osburn 0 6 0 william Small [103] 0 19 0 John Tarbell 1 16 0 william upton 0 14 0 Samuell upton 0 14 0 widow walcott 1 0 0 John walcott 0 17 0 Joseph whipple 1 1 0 George wiaott 0 8 0 Bray willkins & Benj 1 12 0 Thomas willkins 1 11 0 Henery wilkins 0 19 6 John willkins 0 14 6 Samuell wilkins 0 6 0 Richard williams 0 3 0 Zachriah white 0 11 0 John wooden 0 0 - John Eastye 0 10 0 John fuller 0 8 0 Solomon Smith 0 6 0 Thomas Nickols 0 8 6 Thomas Kenye 0 8 0 phillip mackintyer 0 3 0 Joseph fuller 0 5 0 Benjemin Gould 0 5 0 John Seblye 0 6 0

John Tarbell (of the Committye) Benjemin Hutuchinson Benjemin putnam Thomas fuller Junr Jonathan putnam


February


Salem village 21 febeuary 1700/701

  The Inhabetance of this village are desired to meate at their ordenary place of meateing on munday the third day of march next at nine of the Clocke in the morning to Chews a Comitye for the yeare Insueing and to Chews som men to petetion the towne for som monye towards buildeing our meaten house or what else may be neadefull in that case and to Chews some man or men to Receve what monye is given by our Neighbours towards buildeing our meatenhouse and to Chewes a man to keepe our Booke of Records for the yeare Insueing

by order of the Comitye Jonathan putnam Clarke


March


At a Generall meatening of the Inhabetances of Salem villag the third of march 1700:701 Chosen for a Comitye

  1 voted for the yeare Insueing John putnam Junr Ensigne Buxton Samuell Nurse James putnam and Benjemin Willkins
  2ly Chosen to petetion the Towne for helpe towards building our meaten house Capt Jno putnam and Capt flint Decon putnam Joseph putnam and Joseph Hericke
  [104] 3ly voted that the Decons Shall Receve what mony is Contrebuted by our Neighbours toward buildeing our meaten house and to deliver it when the people Require it
  4ly John putnam was Chosen to keep our Booke of Records for the yeare Ensueing


April


Salem velage the: 19 Aprell 1701:

  The Inhabetance of this village are hereby Required In his majesties name to meet together at there usiall place of meetting on tusday next being the 22th Day of this Instant Apprell at tow a Clock In the after noon to consider and determan what part of the watch house hill our meetting house shall stand upon also to make Choyse of Som men to procqure a Deed of the Land that our meeting house must stand upon also to make Choyse of som men to se the grownd leveled for our meeting house also to Consider provison Shall be made for the Raysing of our meetting house. also to Consider how our neighbares mony Shall be Improved which Is Contrubeted towards the bulding of our meetting house also to give this present Commity Instructsion:

by ord of the Commety John putnam Ju


At a meeting of the Inhabetance of Salam velage the 22th Day of Aprell 1701

   It was then voted by a generall concurance that the meetting house shall stand upon the watch house hill before Decon Ingrshall Dore: upon Condetion that Decon Ingrashall gives a Deed of a Convenent parcell of land for It to stand upon with a Convenent a Comadasion for It and Decon putnam and John buxton and John putnam and benj putnam be com bownd in a bond of a hundered pownd a peece to Defend the title of the sd land to the pople so long as they make us of It for that end and and al our neighbars that have there way shortned to meetting by the meetting house standing in that plase Dou levell the grownd Convenent to sett the meetting house upon this to be Don before the meetting house be Raysed
  2 voted that Cap flint mr Danell Andrew John tarball Jonathen putnam and James putnam and John Flint are Chosen to se the grownd leveled to sett the meetting house upon and to take a Deed of sale of the Land of nathen Ingrashall for our meetting house to stands upon and take bonds of Decon putnam John buxton John putnam Ju and benj putnam to Defend the title of our meetting house land


May


[105] Salam Vilage may 30 1701

  The Inhabetance of this vilgge are Desired to meet Together at there usuall place of meeting on munday next It being the 2th Day of Jun next Insuing at three a Clock in the after noon to consider how our neighbars mony Shall be Improved which Is Conterubeted towards the building of our meeting house also to Consider of and agree about the providing of and the Setteling of a school master among us also to give this present Commety Instructions for the year Insuing

by order of the Commety John putnam Cla


June


Salam Vilage 2th June 1701:

   at a generall meetting of the inhabetance of Salam vilage 2th June 1701 It was then voted by a Generall Concurance that the Commity now in being shall shortne our Rats of 110 pownd which is the second payment of our Carpanders towards the bulding of our meetting house so much as the tow thurds of the mony Is that Is Contrubeted by our neighbers toward the bulding our meeting house
  2th voted that the Decons Shall Deliver the tow thurds of the mony which our neighbers Contrubeted toward the buld our meetting house to this present Commety now In being 3th vottet that the Instructsion for this Commety the year Insuing Is that they make the Revent my Joseph green Rat of seventy pownd for his soleray also they must make the Rate of a 110 pownd which Is the second payment of our Carpenders for there bulding the meetting hous the Commety Deducting the 2 therds of our neighbers mony out of that same Rate which they have contrubeted
  [106] also the maner of the Raising of our Rats this year is the Instructsion given in the year 170:
  3 voted that mr Joseph Hereck and mr joseph putnam and John putnam Ju are Chosen and Impowered to agree with som sutable preson to be a school master among us in som Conveniant time: and make Return thereof to: the popel.


November


Salam vilage novmmber 15 1701.

   The Inhabetance of this vilge are Desired to meet together at there usuasell place of meetting on munday next It being the 17 of this Instant Novmber at three a clock in the after noon to chuse and Impower our men: to Receve that which the town of Salam Is pleased to give to the Inhabetance of this vilage towards the bulding of our meetting house amonge us and to order how It shall be Improved also: to Consider where It Is not Reasnable that our neighbars subscription toward the bulding of our meetting house should be Recorded into our book of Records by order of the Comety John putnam Jun Clar


Aa a Generall meetting of the Inhabetance of Salum vilage novmber the 17 1701 It was voted by a generall concurance : --

  1 voted that mr Joseph Hereck Mr Edward putnam left Jonathan Putnam and Benjamen putnam are Chosen and Impowered to Receve that which the town of Salam Is plesed to give to the Inhabetance of Salam vilage towards the bulding of the meetting house among them and Improve It towards the bulding of the meetting house among us to the best advantage they can and make there Returne of their Douing to the pople
  2 voted: that our neighburs subcription toward the bulding of the meetting house amongst us shall be Recorded into our book of Records


The Subcription Salam Vilage Jeneuary-20th 1700


whareas the lnhabetance of Salam vilage are about to buld a new meetting house for their better accomadation and have Ingaged to pay for the same in mony at three severall payments we whosse names are under written being neighbers to the sd vilage and may have benefet by the said meetting house Dou therefore of our one free wills promes to give towards bulding of the said meetting house in mony to be payed according to the time the said Inhabetance pays there parts our severall sums here subcribed

Mr Joseph Green 10-00-00 John leach 05-0-00 Samuell leach 2-00-00 James Kettell 2-00-00 Jonathan Hawyard 1-10-00 John Holten 1-04-00 James Holten 3-00-00 James phillips 2-00-00 Gorge Jacops 1-00-00 Nathinell Holten Jun 1-00-00 Joseph Flint 2-00-00 Humperey French 1-5-00 Willuam Curtys 0-12-0 Samuell Cuttler Sen 0-12-0 John Trask 3-00-0

   [107]

In the frunt seat James putnam next seat John putnam : tu e Joseph Huchinson Ezekiel Chevur Joseph Holton the sid frunt seat Joseph Swinarton Joseph Huchinson Henery Holton the long four seat Jasper Swinarton John huchinson Benja huchinson the short sid seat henery keney Samuell putnam the 2 long seat Richard huchinson the short seat over ye sters David Judd Josiah Putnam Joseph putnam Isa burton

   the short front saet galary

Benja holtons wife Benja Fuller -- wife John Walcutt -- wife abra Smith wife the next sid saet Daniel Rea -- wife Benj Swinarton wife henery Kenery -- wife Jon putnam -- wife Samll Nurse Jur -- wife

   in the Dobel seat sid: pulpit

Joseph holtons wife ye long fore seet below James phillips wife Joseph Swinartons wife the front seat in galry Benja Fuller Joseph prince Jon putnam John holton Abram Smith the front sid seat Benja holton Thomas darling John Fuler Jon Fuller John Giles abram Goodel Benja Swinarton James Swinarton Wm Fuller the 2nd seet front Galary John Sibly Nathll Sibly John Deal Juner Isaac Burton Walter Smith Eliezer Brown Josiah putnam John Sampson aquilla wilkins Benja wilkins the 2nd seet sid galry John putnam Tirus Timothy holton Benja huchinson Jur Joseph White Josiah White Uzzial Rea the 3rd seet front garly Jon preson david preson Jon Ray Nathll prible Jur Joseph huchinson Ebenezer huchinson Nathan Town the 3rd seat afore ye pulpi Jaccob Fuler Benja Fuller Isa Goodell sid the short front seat Jasper Swinatton James prince Thomas Flint James Phillips ye long fore seet below Israel porter John Walcutt Thomas Fuller Wm Upton Samll Upton in ye front seet galry Thom putnam Benja holton Nicolis haward Robart huchinson daniel Rea Samll porter Isarel andrew in ye long more sid seet David Richinson Joseph putnam Tarrant putnam James putnam Jon putnam Bega putnam Richard huchinson Jno Wilkins Jur Jon Wilkins Joseph Buxton

  by order of

the commity Chosen to Rega late the seeting of our meeting house: Jno walcutt clark


[108] This Rate was made for the mantaned of the Reverant Mr Joseph Green for this present year begining the 5 of Jenenwarey 1700 and ends Jenewarey the 5 1701

Daniel Andrew 02 04 0 Willuam Alen 00 08 0 John buxton sen 01 06 0 John buxton Jun 00 04 0 Samuell brabook 00 08 0 Willuam buckley 00 06 0 Thomas bayley 00 04 8 Edward beshep sen 00 16 0 Edward beshep Jun 00 11 0 Samuell beshep 00 04 0 Daved beshep 00 04 0 Henerey brown 00 15 0 ekekel Chues 00 14 0 Nath Carrell 00 03 0 Joseph Carell 00 03 0 John Darlen 00 07 0 John Deall 00 06 0 Cap Thomas Flint 01 19 0 Thomas Fuller sen 00 12 0 Thomas Fuller Jun 00 11 0 Jacob fuller 00 18 0 Benj Fuller 00 09 0 Jonathen Fuller 00 06 0 John Flint 00 17 0 zachriah Goodeall 01 00 0 Abarham goodeall 00 04 0 Joseph goodeall 00 07 6 Isacc goodeall 00 10 0 zachriah goodeall Jun 00 10 0 Samuell goodeall 00 12 0 John giles 00 08 0 Joseph huchinsons 01 06 0 Joseph Holten sen 00 06 0 Joseph Holten Jun 00 16 0 Henery Holten 00 13 0 John Holten 00 09 0 John Hadlock 00 08 0 Joseph Hereck 01 06 0 Joseph Huchinson Ju 00 13 6 John Huchinson 00 13 Benj Huchinson 00 13 0 Widdow Holten 00 03 6 Nicklose Howard 00 08 0 Deck Nath. Ingershall 00 14 0 Henerey Kiney se 00 06 0 Henerey Keney Jun 00 07 0 James Kettell 00 06 0 Samuell Lane 00 06 0 John martan 00 07 0 Samuell Nurs 01 01 0 Isacc nedham 00 07 0 elexcander osbron 01 03 0 Benj putnam 03 00 0 Cap John putnam 01 04 0 Thomas putnam est 00 06 0 Joseph putnam 02 06 0 Walter philleps 00 06 0 Jonathen putnam 01 10 0 John putnam ters 01 03 0 James putnam 01 03 0 Eleazer putnam 00 14 0 Widdow presen 00 13 0 Samuell porter 00 09 0 Deck edward putnam 01 07 0 Joseph porter 02 06 0 Iserall porter 00 14 0 Joseph pope 01 15 0 James prence 00 18 0 John putnam Jun 01 06 0 Joseph prence 00 11 0 Thomas Ramant 00 15 0 Samuell Leach 00 06 0 Joshua Rea Danell Rea 01 12 0 Joshua Rea Jun 00 10 0 John Rea 00 13 0 Samuell Rea 00 04 0 Jehosaphat Rogers 00 04 0 Widdow Swinerton 00 15 0 Jasper Swintron 00 12 0 Joseph Swinorton 00 09 0 Benj Swenorton 00 06 0 Samuell Smith 00 05 0 Abraham Smith 00 09 0 Willuam Small [109] 00 12 0 John Tarball 01 01 0 Willuam Upton 00 09 0 Samuell upton 00 09 0 Widdow walcut 00 10 0 John walkcot 00 11 0 Joseph whiple 00 10 0 gorge wiat 00 05 0 Benj Wilkns 01 00 0 Thomas Wilkns 01 00 0 Henerey Wilkns 00 12 0 John Wilkns 00 08 0 Samuell Wilkns 00 02 0 Rechard Wiluams 00 00 0 zachriah White 00 06 0 John Wooden 00 04 0 John Leach 01 04 0 John Easty 00 06 0 John Fuller 00 08 0 Soloman Smeth 00 04 0 Thomas Neecklos 00 04 0 Daved Reachsion 00 04 0 Thomas Kiney 00 06 0 Samuell Cuttlers 00 10 0 James Holten 00 06 0 Thomas Darlen 00 06 0 Joseph Fuller 00 05 0 John osbron 00 04 0 John Sible 00 04 0 Thomas perce 00 03 0 Joseph Keney 00 04 0

John Buxton Benjamen Welkns James putnam Samuell Nurse John putnam Jun


January


Salem Vilage 17 Jene : 1701

  The Inhabedance of this vilage are Desired to meett To Gether at there usuall place of meeting on tusday next It Being the Twenty Day of this Instant at tenn aclock in the Fore Noon to consider and Determan Where We shall have pews in the meettnig hous or not Also to Conside What Form The seats shall be Made In the meeting house
  Also to answer the Desire of Cap Thomas Flint with Accomadating of him with the pulput and the Glase of The old meetting house If It may be Also to Call the Decnes Nath Ingrashall & Edward putnam to acctt what they Deed with the mony that was Contrubuted by the Inhab And put In to there hands towards the present Relief of William buckly sen by ord of the Commt John putnam cl


At a Generall meeting of the Inhabetance of Salam vilage the 17 Jeneuery 1701

   It was voted by a General Cuncurn It was voted 1: that wee will have pws made in the meeting house
  2 voted We will have the seats set In the new meetting hous In the same Form as they stand in the old meetting house
  3 voted on the Negitive


[110] This Rate was made for the Sackin Payment of our meetting house which Is 110 pound the abatements being made Accorden to vote which Rate Is to Be payid the First of september 1701

Danell Andrew 2 17 0 Willuam Allen 0 10 8 John Buxton 1 14 8 Samuell Brabook 0 10 0 Thomas Bayley 0 5 0 Willuim Buckly 0 5 0 Edward Beshep sen 1 2 0 Edward Beshep Jun 0 14 0 Samuell Beshep 0 5 0 Daved Beshep 0 5 0 Henerey Brown 1 00 0 Ezeckell Chevers 0 19 0 Nathenell Carell 0 03 0 Joseph Carell 0 03 0 John Derlen 0 08 0 Thomas Derlen 0 08 0 John Deall 0 08 0 Cap Thomas Flint 2 14 0 Thomas Fullers 0 12 9 Thomas Fuller Jun 0 12 9 Jacob Fuller 1 02 0 Benjamin Fuller 0 12 0 Jonathan Fuller 0 08 0 John Flint 1 04 0 zachriah Goodeall 1 06 0 Abraham Goodeall 0 06 0 Joseph Goodeall 0 10 0 Isacc Goodeall 0 13 0 zachriah Goodeall Ju 0 13 0 John Giles 0 12 0 Joseph Hutchsion s 1 14 0 Joseph Holten sen 0 08 0 Joseph Holten Ju 1 02 0 Henerey Holten 0 16 9 John Holten 0 12 0 John Hadlock 0 10 0 Joseph Hereck 1 14 0 Joseph Hutchsion Ju 0 13 8 John Hutchinson 0 17 0 Benjamin Hutchinson 0 17 0 Widdow Holten 0 06 0 Necolis Howard 0 10 0 Decon Nath Ingroshall 0 17 0 Henery Kiney sen 0 08 0 Henery Keney Jun 0 08 4 Samuell Lane 0 08 0 John Marten 0 09 4 Samuell Nurs 1 08 0 Isacc Nedham 0 09 4 Alexcrander osbron 1 03 8 (?) Benjamin putnam 3 10 0 Cap John putnarn 1 10 0 Thomas putnam Estat 0 10 0 Joseph putnam 2 10 0 Eliazer putnam 0 18 0 Jonathen putnam 2 00 0 John putnam tur 1 11 0 James putnam 1 10 0 Walter phileps 0 09 9 Widdow presen 0 18 0 samuell porter 0 12 0 Decn Edward putnam 1 18 8 Joseph porter 3 02 0 Iserall porter 0 19 0 Joseph pope 2 08 0 James prence 1 05 0 John putnam Ju 1 15 0 Joseph prince 0 14 8 Cap Thomas Ramant 1 00 0 Joshua Rea & Danell Rea 2 04 0 Joshua Rea Jun 0 13 9 John Reay 0 17 0 Samuell Reay 0 05 0 Jehosaphat Rogers 0 04 0 Widdow Swinarton 1 00 0 Jasper Swinarton 0 16 6 Joseph Swinorton 0 10 6 Benj Swinorton 0 08 0 Samuell Smith 0 06 0 Abraham Smith 0 13 0 Willuam Small 0 16 6 John Tarball 1 08 0 Willuam upton 0 12 0 Samuell upton 0 12 0 Widdow Walcutt 0 12 John Walcut [111] 0 14 0 Joseph Wipell 0 14 0 Gorge Wiat 0 6 0 Benjamin wilkns 1 06 0 Thomas Wilkns 1 06 0 Henerey Wilkns 0 16 0 John Wilkns 0 11 0 Samuell Wilkns 0 03 0 Zecriah White 0 09 0 John Easty 0 08 0 John Woodin 0 05 0 John Fuler 0 08 0 Soloman Smith 0 05 0 Thomas Kiney 0 08 0 Thomas Nicoles 0 05 0 Joseph Fuller 0 05 0 John osbron 0 05 0 John Sible 0 05 0 Thomas perce 0 04 0 Benj Goold 0 04 0 Daved Rechardson 0 05 0 Samuell Goodeall 0 13 0 Joseph Kiney 0 04 0 John Buxton Ju 0 05 4

John Boxton Samuell Nurs Benjamin Wilkns Jamess Putnam John putnam Jun


March


Salam Vilage march 20th 1702

  The Inhabetance of This vilage Is Desired To meett To gether At There Ussall plase of meeting on monday Next It being The Twenty Thurd Day of This Instant march: At one A clock in the After Noon To Chuse A Commety For the year Insuing Also To Chouse and Impower A Commety To order And appoint how many pews wee shall have made In The New meeting house. And what Form they shall Be made of And who shall Have Them
  Alos To Grant To Cap Thomas Flint the pullput of The old meetting house.
  Also to Give The Commetys Instruction for The year Insuing Also To Chouse a man to Keep our book of Reckords The year Insuing


At A Generall meeting of The Inhabetance of Salam Vilage the 23th of march: 1702

   Chosen for A Commety for the year Insuing is Cap: John putnam Danell Rea Danell Andrew Jun John Walcut Samuell Goodeall 2ly voted That We make Choyse of Cap John putnam mr Danell Andrew Samuell Nurse [112] Deck Nath Ingreshall Jonathan putnam Joseph Hereck Benjamin putnam Edward putnam Henery Wilkins For a Commety And Impowered Them or the Mager part of Them to order And Appoint How many pews we shall Have made In the New meetting House And What Form They shall be made of And who shall Have Them 3ly votted that we mack Choyse of Danell Rea To Keep our book of Reckords This year Insuing
  4ly votted that The same Instructions Is Given To The Commety This year as was givein to the Commety in the year 1700
  our Bills of sale of our Land are In The hands of Insign John Buxton


April


  The Inhabytants of this viledg are Requiered in His majestyes nam to meet togeather att ther useall Place of meeting on munday next being the Twentieth day of this Instant Aprell att four of the Clock in the after noone to consider and agree what they will doe with the fifty pounds that was granted by the Towne of Salem towards ye Bulding of our meeting House or whether thay will take forty pounds in money for that fifty by order of the comity 

Daniell Rea Clk Aprill 18th 1702:


Att A meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem viledg Aprell ye 20th: 1702:

   it was votted that wee order and appoint our overserers Joseph Herick Edward Putnam Jonathan Putnam and Benjmen Putnam to Receve forty pounds in mony in lu-of the fifty pounds that was granted by the Towne of Salem towards ye Bulding of our meeting House and the mony to be Improved to that end and use


May


  [113] We whose names are hearunto subscribed being chosen and Impowred by the Inhabitants of Salem villedge to order how many pues wee shall have in our new meeting House and who Shall have them accordingly wee have mett to geather and have ordered as followeth the minestry pue is att the Lefte hand as you goo in att the north dore six foote 4 inshes in length and six foote wide from the wall as all the rest of the pues be next to the minestry pue is for Benjamen Putnam 6 foots 2 inches the next in the corner and the next to that on the back side the meeting House containing 10 foots and 10 inches in both is for Joseph Hutchinson senr and Ensigne Buxton between that and the pulpitt Stairs 5 foots and 5 inches is for Joseph Herick att the fronte of the meetting House att the Lefte hand of the dore is for mr Andrews and next to that Jonathan putnam and next to him James putnam to the staires to be equally devided in proportion to each: on the Right hand the fronte dore Is for mr Joseph Porter first and next to him Joseph Pope and next to him John Putnam Juner to the stairs to be equally devided in proportion between them on the Right hand att the south dore is first for Joseph putnam and next to him Capt Flint 6 foots 3 inches each the next to the pulpitt on the south side is for Daniell Rea five foots next to him is for Edward Putnam five foots the Reste of the Roome into the corner is for John Tarball and Samuell Nurse farther wee doe order and appoint that the properietye of the above sd pues shall belonge to the wives and children of those above named men to Sitt in and wee have ordered that the fronte of all the pues Shall be mead of the same sort of work


Datted in Salem villedg John Putnam may the 10th 1702 -- Daniell Andrew It iss to be understood Benjamen Putnam that mis Green shall Edward Putnam have the priveledge of ye Jonathan Putnam minestrye pue dureing Samuell Nurse the time of her dweling Joseph Hirick in this places


  [114] 

The Inhabytants of the viledg are Required in His majestyes name to meet to geather att ther useall place of meeting on munday next being the Twenty fifth of this Instant may att four of the clock in the after noone to agree and order Capt Samull Brown our Towne Tresurer to be our Recever to Colect of the seaverall counstables ther seaverall summ which the Towne of Salem have granted towards the Bulding of our meeting House by order of the comitty Daniell Rea Clar may 23th 1702


Att a meeting of the Inhabytants of our villedge the Twenty fifth of may 1702

   itt was votted that wee doe appoint and order Capt Samll Browne our Towne Treasurer to be our Recevar for us and for our use such summ or summs of mony or other pay as the Towne of Sallem have ordered to be payd unto the villedge towards the Bulding of our meeting House and to colect the same of yt seaverall counstables according to ther warrants


June


June 16th 1702

  The Inhabytants of this villedge are Required in His majestyes name to meet to geather att ther useall place of meetting on munday next being the fiftenth day of this Instant June att four of ye clock in the after noone to Chuse a Committy to seat our new meeting House by order of ye Comitty 

Daniell Rea Cla June 13th 1702


Att a meeting of our Inhabytants June 15th 1702

   Chosen for a comitty to seatt our new meeting House Capt John Punam mr Joseph porter senr Joseph Huchinson senr Thomas fuller senr Henery Willkins Joseph Pope Joseph Putnam Benjamen Putnam John Putnam Joseph Holten these or the major part of them


August


  The Inhabitants of the villedge are Required in Hir majestyes nam to meet to geather att ther useall place of meeting on munday next being the Twenty fourth of this Instant August att three of the clock in the after noone to consider what thay will doe with the old meeting House and to take care of the glase by order of the Comitty 

Daniell Rea Clr


[115] Att a meeting of our Inhabitants of Salem villedge August ye 24th 1702

   chosen for A comitty to sell our Old meeting House sar John Flint mr Joseph Putnam and Joseph Holton Jur this comitty above sd are hereby fully Impowred to sell our Old meeting House & the glase and to pay the mony to the present comity as soon as may be for the use of the plantation also thos that have disbursted upon thear charge to make it appear to the comitty shall be alowed


November


  The Inhabitants of this villedg are Required in Hir majestyes name to meet to geather att ther useall place of meeting on Thursday next being the 12th of this Instant novembar att one of the clock in the after noone to consider how how the minestry House shall be Repaired and to agree what shall be alawed to mr Green for what he has disborsted about the minestry House and Barne alsoe to consider what shall be don with those that neglectt or Refuse to pay ther Reate for the meeting House alsoe to Answar the potishon of Joseph Holten Jur to grant him the end of ye hind seat to geather with the Alay on the front of John Putnam Jur pue that he may build a pue ther by order of the comitty 

Daniell Rea Clr


Att a meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem villedge novembar the 12th 1702

   voted that wee will allow mr Greene Twelve pounds: four pounds to be added to the minesters sallery Reatt the next year: and Twenty shillings to be added yearly to the sallery antill the terme of Twelve years be exspired from the time that mr Green first came into our minestry House provided that he will discount what he has allredy disborsted and will keep our minestry House and Barne and out housing in good Repaire till the terme of Twelve year above sd be exspired


[116] minesters Ratte for the year 1702 meeting House Reatt 170

02 00 00 Daniell Andrew senr 01 14 00 00 09 00 Daniell Andrew Jur 00 10 00 00 09 00 Willam Alean 00 06 00 01 06 00 John Buxton Senr 01 02 00 00 08 00 Samuell Brabrook 00 05 00 00 05 00 Thomas Bayly senr 00 04 00 00 04 00 John Bayly 00 03 00 00 06 00 william Buckly 00 05 00 00 18 00 Edward Bishop sen 00 16 00 00 11 00 Edward Bishop Jur 00 09 00 00 04 00 Samuell Bishop 00 04 00 00 16 00 Henery Brown 00 14 00 00 14 00 Ezekill Chevar 00 13 00 00 04 00 Daved Chud 00 03 00 00 05 00 Joseph Carrell 00 03 00 00 07 00 John Darling 00 06 00 00 06 00 Thomas Darling 00 05 00 00 06 00 John Deall 00 05 00 02 00 00 Cap Thomas Flint 01 13 00 00 12 00 Thomas Fuler sen 00 10 00 00 13 00 Thomas Fuller Jur 00 11 00 00 18 00 Jacob Fuler 00 15 00 00 09 00 Benjamen Fuler 00 08 00 00 04 00 Joseph Fuller 00 02 00 00 07 00 Jonathan Fuler 00 06 00 00 10 00 John Fuller 00 08 00 00 19 00 John Flint 00 18 00 00 04 00 Samuell Flint 00 03 00 01 00 00 Zachariah Goodaill senr 00 17 00 00 04 00 Abraham Goodaill 00 03 00 00 06 00 Joseph Goodaill 00 06 00 00 10 00 Isaac Goodaill 00 07 00 00 11 00 Zachariah Goodaill Jur 00 09 00 00 07 00 John Giels 00 07 00 01 06 00 Joseph Huchinson sen 01 02 00 00 11 00 Samuell Goodaill 00 09 00 00 13 00 Joseph Huchinson Jur 0 11 00


minesters Reat [117] meeting House Reatt

00 16 00 Joseph Holten Jur 00 13 00 00 10 00 John Holten 00 08 06 00 14 00 Hepery Holten 00 12 00 00 07 00 John Hadlock 00 06 00 01 06 00 Joseph Hirick 01 02 00 00 13 00 John Huchinson 00 12 00 00 13 06 Benjamen Huchinson 00 12 06 00 05 00 widow Holten 00 04 00 00 08 00 nickcolas Hayward 00 07 00 00 16 00 Decon Ingersoll 00 13 06 00 06 00 Henery Keney jur 00 05 00 00 04 00 Samuell Laine 00 05 00 00 06 00 John martaine 00 05 00 01 04 00 Samuell Nurse 01 00 00 00 06 00 Isaac Neadham 00 05 09 01 00 00 Elexsander Osborn 00 18 00 03 00 00 Benjamen Putnam 02 10 00 01 00 00 Capt John Putnam 00 18 00 00 04 00 Thomas Putnam 00 04 00 02 02 00 Joseph Putnam 01 13 00 00 14 00 Eliezar Putnam 00 12 00 01 10 00 Lut Jonathan Putnam 01 08 00 01 03 00 John Putnam tirs 01 00 00 01 05 00 James Putnam 01 00 00 00 06 00 Walter Philips 00 05 00 00 15 00 widow Preston & son John 00 12 00 00 09 00 Samuell Porter 00 08 00 01 10 00 De Edward Putnam 01 09 00 02 00 00 Joseph Porter 01 14 00 00 14 00 Israll Porter 00 12 00 01 14 00 Joseph Pope 01 09 00 00 18 00 James Prince 00 16 00 00 11 00 Josep Prince 00 08 00 01 06 00 John Putnam Ju 01 03 00 00 15 00 Cap Thomas Rayment 00 13 00 01 12 00 Daniell Rea 01 10 00 00 09 00 Joshua Rea Jur 00 08 00 00 13 00 John Rea 00 12 00


minesters Reat [118] meeting House Reat

00 05 00 Samuell Ray 00 04 00 - - - Jehosifatt Roggers 00 0 0 00 19 00 widow swinerton 00 14 00 00 13 00 Jasper Swinerton 00 11 00 00 09 00 Joseph Swinerton 00 07 00 00 05 00 Benjamen Swinerton 00 05 00 00 11 00 Abraham Smith 00 09 00 00 12 00 Willam Small 00 10 00 01 06 00 John Tarboll 01 04 00 00 09 00 willam Upton 00 08 00 00 09 00 Samuell Upton 00 08 00 00 10 00 Widow Walcott 00 08 00 00 11 00 John Walcott 00 09 00 00 10 00 Joseph whippell 00 08 00 01 05 00 Benjamen Wilkens 01 00 00 01 00 00 Thomas Wilkins 00 18 00 00 12 00 Henery Wilkins 00 10 00 00 10 00 John Wilkines 00 09 00 0 - - Samuell Wilkines 00 00 00 00 06 00 Zachariah white 00 05 00 00 06 00 John Esty 00 06 00 00 04 00 John Wooden 00 03 00 00 04 00 Solomon Smith 00 03 00 00 04 00 Thomas nikcols 00 04 00 00 04 00 John Osbond 00 03 00 00 04 00 John Sibly 00 03 00 00 03 00 Benjamen Goold 00 02 00 00 04 00 Daved Richinson 00 03 00 00 04 00 John Buxton Jur 00 02 00 00 06 00 James Kittell - - - 01 04 00 Sar John Leach - - - 00 10 00 Samll Cuttler - - - 00 06 00 James Holten - - - 00 06 00 Samll Leach - - - 00 04 00 Joseph Swallow 00 03 00 00 05 00 John Alean 00 04 00 00 04 00 James mogger 00 03 00 00 07 00 James Rosse 00 06 00 00 06 00 Thomas Keney 00 05 00


March


  [119] 

The Inhabitants of this villedge are Required in Hir majestyes name to meet to geather att ther useall place of meeting on thirdsday next being the Eleaventh day of this Instant march att nine of the clock in the four noone to chuse a comitty for ye year Insueing and to give them Instrucktions and to chuse a Clark to keep our Book of Records and to consider how the fence shall be repaired about the minestry pastuer alsoe to consider of some better way to warne our Towne meetings and wheather you will sell Capt Putnam and mr Joseph putnam the galleryes of the Old meetting House and to exsplane the votte that was passed for mr Greens sallery ye 20th of desembar 1697: and aggree upon some better way for the comittye to make up ther accounts and to chuse a comity to Regulatt the seatting of the meeting House and to give them Instrucktions alsoe to grant a pue for Decon Ingersoll likewise to grant Joseph Holtens former petishon and John Holten to Joyne with him Dath march 6th 1702 /3: by order of comity Daniell Rea Cla-


att a meeting of our Inhabitants of salem villedg march the 11th 1702:3

   chosen for a comitty for this year mr Joseph Porter John Putnam tirs Jaspar Swinerton John Rea Henery wilkines John putnam tirs chose to keep our Book of Records for ye year Insueing
  2 ly chosen for a comitty to Regulatte the fence of our minestry pastuer that every man may doe his proportion according to the votte in the Book and make retourn

Capt Flint Decon Ingersoll Joseph Herick Joseph Putnam

  3ly Chosen for a comitty to seat the meeting House whearas the former comitty have mead nee Return of what they ded in that matter Capt Thomas Flint Capt Putnam Joseph Herick Lut Jonathan Putnam Capt Thomas Raiment Samuell nurse these or the major part of them to doe it according to ye best of ther Judgements and according to the instrucktions given them which are first Agge 2ly offise 3ly Reatt and make Return of it that it may be entred in our Book of Records


July


[120) Salem Villidge The 14th of July 1703

  The Inhabitants of this villidge are Required to meet Together at There usuall place of meeting This day Imediately aftor Lecture to give The comitty Instructions for this year and to call those men to an acount That were Impoured to sell our old meeting house and to doe what may be needfull in that mattor:-And also to Answer the petition of severall yong men In granting them liborty to buld a seate in the Meeting hous

by order of the comitty John Putnam


At a meeting of The Inhabitants of Salem Villidge July 14th: 1703:

   The Instructions for ye comitty this year are as followeth That The Shall raise A Rate of: 70 : pounds for our ministors sallory and also to adde foure pounds to the rate for what mr green hath Layed out in reparing our ministry hous for the time past it being parte of that: 12: pounds mr green is to hev to keep our ministry hous in repare twelve years


February


Salem Villidge fefbrewary the: 23 : 1703 / 4

  The Inhabitants of this Villidge are required in her majesties name to meete at there usuall place of meeting one tusday com seven night it being The 7th day of march next at ten of the Clock in ye fornoone to chuse a Comitty for ye year Insuing and to give them instrustions also to Chuse a man to ceepe our booke of records also to call those men to account that weare Improued to sell our old meeting hous and also to doe what may be further Needfull to dispose of what is Lefte of it: also to heare the petition of deacon Ingorsoll for a pue for his wife: also to answer the [petition of] daniel rea to in large his Pue [and the] petiction of severall men in bulding of a seate in our meeting hous in the gallory to have the petiction removed and bringind that seat all into one

by ordor of the Comitty John Putnam


March


at a meeting of the Inhabitants of this Villidge the: 7 march 1703/4

   the were Chosen for a Comittie Capt Thomas Flint Eliazer putnam. James prince Samull portor: Joseph hucheson juner : 1 Voted thata we mak choice of Capt flint to keep our booke of Records for the yeare Insuing and to take care to entor what was done the yeare past
  2ly That the Instrucktions for the yeare Insuing is that the make a Rate of 70 pounds for our ministor for the yeare insuing and ade one pound to it as part of ye twelve pounds he is to have for Reparing our ministry house acording to ye best of ther judgment 3ly Voted that we grant liborty to deacon Ingorsoll to buld a pue in the meeting hous for his wife The place for his pue is at the ends of the mens hindor seats against part of Mr huchesons pue: & mr Joseph Hericks pue : 2 : seats to be cut of foure foot & 8 inches long from the: 2 : fore saide pues : and that the top of his upermost ballostors to be no hier then botom of ye second raile of the other pues : and the flore of it to be Raised but: 6: inches hier then the flore of the meeting hous
  4ly That the petiction of John putnam tersus and henry brown John flint Joshuah Rea and John Rea is granted
  [121]


The Ministors Rate for The year: 1703:

Daniell Andrew 01 17 00 william Alean 00 10 00 John buxton Senor 01 06 00 Samuel brabrook 00 08 00 Thomas bayly 00 05 06 william buckly 00 06 06 Edward bishop 00 12 00 Samuell bishop 00 06 06 henry browne 00 16 06 John bayly 00 04 00 Ezekell Cheves 00 15 06 Joseph Carell 00 06 00 John darling 00 08 00 Thomas darling 00 06 00 John deale 00 06 00 Capt Thomas flint 02 00 00 Thomas fullor ser 00 12 00 Thomas fullor junr 00 13 00 Jacob fullor 00 18 00 benjamin fullor 00 09 06 Joseph fullor 00 04 00 Jonathan fullor 00 07 06 John fullor 00 09 00 John flint 00 19 00 Samuell flint 00 04 00 zakariah goodall senr 01 00 00 Abraham goodall 00 06 00 Joseph goodall 00 06 06 Isack goodall 00 13 00 zakariah goodall junr 00 11 00 John giles 00 07 00 Joseph hucheson Senr 01 07 00 Samuell goodall 00 11 00 Joseph hucheson junr 00 13 00 Joseph houlton juer 00 16 00 John houlton 00 11 00 henry houlton 00 14 00 John hadlock 00 07 00 Joseph herick 01 10 00 John hucheson 00 13 00 benjamin hucheson 00 14 00 widow houlton 00 05 06 nickalis howard 00 09 00 deacon Ingosoll 00 16 00 henry keny Sener 00 06 00 henry Keny juner 00 06 00 Samuell Lane 00 06 00 John martine 00 07 00 Samuell nurs 01 06 00 Isack needham 00 06 00 Alexander osborne 01 00 00 __ __ __ 31 16 06 Benjamin putnam 03 00 00 Capt John putnam 01 00 00 Thomas putnam 00 05 00 Joseph putnam 02 00 00 Eliazer putnam 00 15 00 lef Jonathan putnam 01 12 00 John putnam torsus 01 03 00 James putnam 01 05 00 waltor philips 00 07 00 widow prestan & son John 00 16 06 Samuell portor 00 09 00 Edward putnam 01 12 00 Joseph portor 02 00 00 Israell portor 00 14 00 Joseph pope 01 15 00 James prince 00 19 00 John putnam Junr 01 06 00 Joseph prince 00 11 00 Capt Thomas Ramond 00 15 00 daniell Rea 01 14 00 Samuell Rea 00 05 00 widow swinorton 00 17 00 Jaspor swinorton 00 14 00 Joseph swinorton 00 09 00 benjamine Swinorton 00 05 00 abraham Smith 00 11 00 william small 00 12 00 John tarball 01 06 00 william upton 00 09 06 Samuell upton 00 09 06 widow walcot 00 12 00 John walcot 00 11 00 Joseph wheple 00 10 00 bejmine wilkins 01 00 00 Thomas wilkins 01 00 00 henry wilkins 00 12 00 John wilkins 00 11 00 samuell wilkins 00 00 00 Zakariah white 00 08 00 John easty 00 05 00 John wooden 00 05 00 Thomas nickals 00 05 00 John osborne 00 04 00 John Sible 00 04 00 benjamin gould 00 03 00 david richeson 00 06 00 John buxton juner 00 04 00 Sorg John Leach 01 04 00 Samuell Cutlor 00 10 00 James houlton 00 12 00 Samuell Leach 00 10 00 John allen 00 06 00 James rosse 00 08 00 Thomas Keney 00 06 00 peter prescot 00 06 00 homphery case 00 04 00 william Rusell 00 12 00 william bishop 00 07 00 Samuell traske 00 02 00 James Smith 00 10 00 John Kenney 00 06 00 Richard williams 00 04 00 __ __ __ 44 (?) 4 6 [122] Joseph Alene 00 07 00 Daniell Kenney 00 04 00 Joseph Tree 00 05 00 benjamine wilkins ju 00 05 00


Salem Village January 21 1705.

  These may certify whom it may concern that I have recieved the full sum of seventy pounds in mony in full of my salary for ye year 1703. I say recd. 

Per me Joseph Green


The Ministers Rate for the year: 1704

Daniell Andrew 01 15 00 William Allen 00 09 00 John Buxton sener 01 09 00 Samuell brabrook 00 07 00 Thomas bayly 00 05 06 William Buckly 00 06 00 Edward bishop 00 10 00 Samuell bishop 00 06 00 henry browne 00 13 00 ezekell Cheeves 00 15 06 Joseph Carell 00 05 00 John darling 00 08 00 John deale 00 05 00 Thomas flint senr 01 16 00 Thomas flint jun 00 06 00 Thomas fullor sen 00 10 00 Thomas fullor juner 00 13 00 Jacob fullor 00 14 00 benjamine fullor 00 10 00 Joseph fullor 00 00 00 Jonathan fullor 00 07 06 John fullor 00 08 00 John flint 00 15 00 Zakary goodall sener 00 18 00 Abraham goodall 00 06 00 Joseph goodale 00 06 00 Isack Goodale 00 13 00 zakary goodale junr 00 11 00 John giles 00 07 00 Joseph huchoson sener 01 02 00 Samuell goodale 00 11 00 Joseph huchoson junr 00 12 00 Joseph houlton jun 00 15 00 John houlton 00 10 00 henry houlton 00 13 00 John hadlock 00 07 00 __ __ __ 21 04 06 __ __ __ Joseph Herick 01 08 00 John hucheson 00 12 00 benjamine hucheson 00 14 00 widdow houlton 00 05 06 Nickolis howard 00 09 00 deacon Ingorsoll 00 15 00 henry Keney sen 00 05 00 henry Kenney junr 00 06 00 Samuell Lane 00 05 00 John martine 00 06 00 Samuell nurs 01 04 00 Isack needham 00 06 00 widdow osborne 00 18 00 benjamin putnam 02 10 00 Cap john putnam 01 00 00 Thomas putnam 00 05 00 Joseph putnam 02 00 00 eliazer putnam 00 14 00 Lef Jonathan putnam 01 08 00 John putnam tases 01 02 00 James putnam 01 03 00 waltor phillips 00 08 00 widow prston & sons 00 17 00 Mr Joseph portor 01 15 00 Samuell portor 00 09 00 decon edward putnam 01 10 00 Mr Israell portor 00 14 00 Joseph pope 01 15 00 James prince 00 17 00 John putnam junr 01 07 00 Joseph prince 00 11 00 capt Thomas Reamond 00 15 00 daniell Rea 01 12 00 Joshuah Rea 00 11 00 John Rea 00 12 00 Samuel Rea 00 05 00 widow Swinrton & sons 01 00 00 Jespor Swinorton 00 14 00 __ __ __ 33 07 06 __ __ __ [123] Ministors Rate for the year: 1704 £ s d Joseph swinorton 00 09 00 Benjamin swinorton 00 06 00 Abraham smith 00 10 00 william small 00 12 00 John tarball 01 04 00 william upton 00 09 00 Samuell upton 00 09 00 widdow walcot 00 11 00 John walcot 00 10 00 Joseph wheple 00 10 00 benjamine wilkins 01 00 00 Thomas wilkins 00 18 00 henry wilkins & sons 00 13 00 John wilkins 00 11 00 zakary white 00 07 00 John easty 00 05 00 John wooden 00 04 00 Thomas Nickals 00 05 00 John osborne 00 05 00 sarj John Leech 01 02 00 Samuell cutlor 00 10 00 James houlton 0 12 00 Samuell Leach 00 10 00 John Allen 00 06 00 James Roase 00 06 00 Thomas Kenney 00 05 00 petor prescot 00 04 00 homphery case 00 03 00 william Rusell 00 10 00 Samuell Traske 00 02 00 John sebly 00 04 00 benjamin gould 00 03 00 david Richeson 00 06 00 John buxton 00 05 00 __ __ __ 15 02 00 __ __ __ Ministors Rate for the year 1704 D s d James Smith & mother 00 07 00 John Kenney 00 04 00 Richard williams 00 04 00 Joseph Allen 00 06 00 daniell Kenney 00 04 00 benjamin wilkins juner 00 05 00 Jonathan walcot 00 04 00 william leach 00 05 00 Thomas pearce 00 02 00 John felton 00 06 00 Nathaniell felton 00 07 00 John goodale 00 04 00 John upton for his mill 00 03 00 ezekell upton for his mill 00 03 00 John rusell 00 04 00 Robert willis & bishops farme 00 03 00 __ __ __ 03 11 00 __ __ __ The Totoll sum is 73 04 00


Salem Village January 21 1705.

   These may certify whom It may concern that I have received the full sum of seventy pounds in money in full of my salary for the year 1704	I say recd 

Per me Jos: Green.


Salem Village february 10 1707


These may certify whom it may concern that I have received the full sum of seventy pounds in mony in full of my Salary for the year 1705 I say recd Per me Jos: Green.


March


[124] Salem Villedge ye. 21th of March 1704/5

  The Inhabitants of This Villidge are Required in her majesties nam To meet together at ther usuall place of meeting on munday next being the 26th day of this Instant march at Twelve of the clock to chuse a comittty for ye yeare Insuing also a man to Ceepe our book of records and also to desire those men that was a pointed to sell our old meeting hous to Give An Account of That mattor That soe the mony may be disposed of as The Inhabitants shall Judge meet: also to answer Lef Jonathan Putnams Request conserning som mony which he hath disbursed for the inhabitants Also to heare sorgt John leach his petiction for a pue in the meeting hous and grant his request if the inhabitants see cause: by order of The Comitty 

Thomas flint Clark


At a meeting of The Inhabitants of Salem Vilidg The 26th day of March 1704/5

   Chosen fo a Comitty for ye year Insuing: mr benjamine Putnam: mr Joseph Putnam: henry houlton: John hucheson: jonathan fullor: --
  2ly mr benjamin putnam is chosen for to ceep ye villidge book of records.
  3ly Voted that Left Jonathan putnam shall have Thirty shillings allowed him out of That mony he is to pay for the bords of The old meeting hous for what mony he hath expended for the inhabitants on the vaine of out meeting hous & colloring ye pulpit.
  4ly voted that Capt Flint & mr Joseph herick are chosen to joyne with The comity to Receve an account of those men that was chosen to sell our old meeting house & Receve the mony for the Use of the inhabitants and setle that mattor.
  5ly voted that we grant sorgt John leach a place for a pue at the womens stayrs before John putnams pue of about foure foot one way and about four foot four Inches the other wal upone condistions his wife and his sons wife Relinquish ther other seats in the meeting hous & the to have this priviledge so longe as the contenue to pay all our publick charges preportionable as we our Selves pay.


May


Salem Vilage the 16 of-1705

  The Inhabtants of this Vilage are Hereby Required In her Magestyes name to meet together att there usuall place of meetting one thurdsday Com sevenight being the 24 of this Instant may at five aclock In the after noon to give the Committee instructions how to Raise mr Greens Salary for this year and to Consider whatt is farder to be done about the fence of the ministry paster also to consider of the petisions of sum persons for liberty to build a seat In the meeting house.

By order of the Committee Benjamin Putnam


[125] At a meeting of the Inhabitants of this Vilage May 24 1705

  Voted that the same Instrucktions for the Commite for the last year shal be for the Commite for this present year Relating to the ministers Rate.
  2ly Voted The ye Commite yt proportioned the fence of our ministry Pastur in order to fence it with Stonwale Shall Enter there Devision in our book of Records with an acount who have made there part with Stonewale alredye.


[126] This Rate Was made for the maintanance of the Reverant Mr Joseph Green for this present yeare begining the 5th of January 1704/5 and ending the 5th of January 1705 /6

Daniell Andrew 1 3 0 Willj : Allen 0 9 0 Joseph Allen 0 4 0 John Buxton 1 4 0 Sam Braybrook 0 7 0 Willj : Buckly 0 6 1 Thomas Bailey sen 0 6 0 Thomas Bailey Jun 0 2 0 Edward Bishop 0 12 0 Samuel Bishop 0 6 0 Henry Brown 0 14 0 Ezekell Chever 0 16 0 Joseph Carell 0 5 0 daved Chud 0 4 0 John Darling 0 7 0 Andrew Dodge 0 6 0 John Dale 0 8 0 Capt Flint 1 14 0 Thomas flint Jun 0 10 0 Tho fuller sener 0 11 0 Tho fuller Jun 0 13 0 Jacob fuller 0 14 0 Jonathan fuller 0 8 0 John Fuller 0 8 0 Benja Fuller 0 11 0 John Flint 0 15 0 Zackriah Gooale sen 0 18 0 Abraham Goodale 0 7 0 Joseph Goodale 0 8 0 Isack Goodale 0 14 0 Benj Gold 0 4 0 William Good 0 2 0 Zackriah Gooale Jun 0 11 0 John Gilles 0 8 0 Josep Hutcherson sen and sons 1 0 0 Samuell Hutcherson 0 4 0 Samuell Goodale 0 11 0 Joseph Hutchinson Jun 0 14 0 Joseph Holton 0 15 0 John Holton 0 9 0 Henry Holton 0 13 0 John Hadlock 0 8 0 Joseph Herrick 1 6 0 John Hutchinson 0 13 0 Benja Hutchinson 0 13 0 widdow Holton 0 7 0 Nickalus Howard 0 9 0 Deacon Ingersoll 0 15 0 Henry Keney sen 0 5 0 Henry Keney Jun 0 6 0 Samuell Lane 0 6 0 Samuell Nurs 1 4 0 John Martain 0 6 0 Isack Needham 0 9 0 widdow osburn 0 16 0 [127] Sam Nurs Jun 0 4 0 Liue Benj Putnam 2 8 0 Capt John Putnam 1 0 0 Thomas Putnam 0 5 6 Joseph Putnam 1 16 0 Elazar Putnam 0 14 0 Capt Jonathan Putnam 1 11 0 John Putnam Tar 1 2 0 James Putnam 1 4 0 Widdow Philips 0 7 0 Widdow Presson & sons 0 17 0 Joseph Porter 1 15 0 Samuell Porter 0 9 0 Deacon Putnam 1 10 0 Israell Porter 0 14 0 Joseph Pooke 1 10 0 James prince 0 18 0 John Putnam Jun 1 10 0 Thomas Rayment 0 15 0 Deniell Rea 1 14 0 Joshua Rea 0 12 0 John Rea 0 13 0 Samuell Rea 0 6 0 Widdow Swinerton 0 15 0 Benjamen Swinnerton 0 6 0 Jasper Swinerton 0 14 0 Joshua Swinerton 0 5 0 Joseph Swinerton 0 9 0 Abraham Smith 0 11 0 William Small 0 12 0 John Sibbly 0 4 0 John Tarball 1 4 0 William Upton 0 10 0 Samuell Upton 0 10 0 Widow Wallcutt 0 9 0 John Wallcutt 0 13 0 Joseph Whipell 0 12(5) 0 Benja WillkinsBenja willkins sen 1 0 0 Henry Willkins 0 13 0 John willkins 0 12 0 Richard Williams 0 4 0 Zackiriah whight 0 7 0 Aqwilla willkins 0 4 0 John Easty 0 5 0 John wooding 0 4 0 Thomas nickalls 0 5 0 John osburn 0 5 0 John Leach 1 0 0 Samuell Leach 0 10 0 Samuell Cutler sen 0 10 0 James Holten 0 14 0 John Allen 0 7 0 James Rosse 0 7 0 Thomas Keney 0 6 0 Umphery Case 0 4 0 William Rusell 0 12 0 Daved Richerson 0 6 0 John Buxton Jun 0 5 0 widow smith 0 5 0 James Smith 0 4 0 John Keney 0 5 0 Daniell Keney 0 4 0 Jonathan wallcutt [128] 0 7 0 Benja willkins Jur 0 5 0 willja Leach 0 8 0 John Felton 0 6 0 N athanjell Felton 0 8 0 John Ganson 0 4 0

Benjamen Putnam Joseph Putnam Henry Holton John Hutcherson Jonathan Fuller The Committy


March


Salem Village the 19 of march 1706

  The Inhabitants of this village are Required In Hur maestes name to meet to gather att there usiall plase of meting one Tusday next being the 26 day of this Instant march att 12 of the Clocke to Chuse a Committy for the yeare Insewing and to give them Instructions and to Consider whatt shall bee dun about those parsons yt Canott pay there Rates for the meting house: all soe to Consider of The pelitione of the Widdow Swinerton for to cutt part of the seet she now sitts In To Consider of the petitione of Samuel Nurs Nathaniell Puttnam Daniell Rea and Samuell Puttnam to buld A seate In the meting house from the frunt seate In the westerly Gallery to the post next the pulpitt and to Consider whatt shall be dun with those parsons yt have nott made there severall proportions of the fence of the ministry pastur

By order of the Committy Benja Putnam


[129] Att a generall meting of the Inhabitants of Salem Village the 26 day of march 1706

   There was Chosen for a Committy for the yeare Insewing viz : mr Joseph Herrick Joshua Rea John Fuller Abraham Smith and John Preston
  2ly voted by agenerall Concurance that the Committis Instructions for this present yeare shall bee the same Instructions yt the Committy had ye 7 of march 1703/4
  3ly votted yt we macke Choyse of of mr Ezekell Chever Henry Brown Henry Willkins & Elazar Puttnam or the magor part of them to Reseive an acount of the severall Commitiese that made the Rates for our meting house of those parsons yt Cannott pay there severall proportions of the Rates and to macke areturn to the people of that matter
  4ly Votted that we grant the widdow Swinerton Libberty for to Cutt the 6 part of the seete shee sits In and noe more and macks the seet good againe
  5ly Voted that all our Inhabitants that have nott made up there shares of stone wall about the ministry pastur doe make itt by the Twentyeth of aprell next or else the Committy now In being shall macke Itt up and the parsons two whome Itt did Belondge to macke itt up shall pay dobbell for the same or Else macke itt with a good five Raile fence and maintaine itt for ever


October


Att a meateing of The Inhabetance of Salem Village october:2:1706

   Voted That Capt Jonathan Putnam shall Keep our Booke of Record Untell next march Meateing
  [130] Wee whose names are Under written being Chosen To seate our meatenhouse have seated it as followeth according to the Instructions Given us The 6th of march 1702 /3:
  In the fore seate before the pulpitt Capt John Putnam mr Joseph porter mr Joseph Hutchinson senr Capt Thomas Flint and Leut Benjemin Putnam:
  2 seate Jonathan putnam mr Joseph Herick mr Joseph Pope and mr Joseph putnam and Daniell Rea:
  the three short seate Henery Kenye senr Zachariah Goodale senr Zachriah White John Darlin:
  In The Longe fore seate below mr Israell Porter Thomas Fuller senr Jacob Fuller Benjamin Willkins Thomas Willkins Henery Willkins Ezekell Chevers Henery Brown John flint Joseph Houlton and Joseph Whipple:
  In the shorte fore seate John Putnam Junr Mr John Leach John Tarbell Samuell Nurse Capt Thomas Rayment John Buxton
  In the fore seate in the froont Gallery James Putnam John Putnam 3d Eleazer putnam James prince Daniell Andrew Henery Houlton James Houlton Joseph Hutchinson Junr Joshua Rea
  in the side Galery fore seate John Hutchinson Benj Hutchinson John Trask Thomas fuller Junr John Rea John Walcott John preston and Jesper Sweneton:
  in the fore seate next the wall Samll Goodale Zacriah Goodale Junr William Small Edward Bishop John Willkins John Houlton Benjemin fuller Joseph prince: abraham Smith:
  in the second side seate below William Upton Samuell Upton Samuell porter william Allen Joseph Sweneton Nickolas Howard and John martin
  in the second Long seate below John Giles James Phillips James Kittle Samuell Brabrooke Jonathan fuller John Fuller Isaac Goodale John Dale Isaac Neadham John felton Natheniell felton and John Hadlock:
  in the Third Long seate below: Thomas Bayley will Buckley Samll Bishop Joseph Carell Thomas Darlin Joseph Goodale Henery Kenye Samuell Lane John Easty Georg Jacobs Jonathan Howard Joseph flint 

[131] In The Third shorte seate below: Thomas Putnam Samuell Ray John Wooden Thomas Nickols John Buxton Junr and Thomas Kenye

  In the fourth Longe seate below John Allen Benjemin Sweneton Joseph fuller Samuell flint Abraham Goodale John Osburn John seble Benjemin Gould James Ross Hunphry french and William Curtice : Phillip Mackintire
  The shorte fore seate below for wemen Capt John Putnams
  wife The widow phillips Widow Sweneton John Leach his wife Widow preston John putnam Tartus wife Thomas Willkins his wife
  the first Long fore seate Zacriah Goodal senrs wife widow Walcott Capt Thomas Raiments wife Joseph Houltons wife Benjemin willkins his wife John flints wife Eleazer putnams wife Mr Israell portr wife James prince his wife Thomas Fuller senr his wife Jacob fuller his wife and Henery willkins his wife and Henery Brown his wife
  In the second short seate below Henery Keney senr his wif widow sheldon Zachriah white wife John Darlins wife John martins wife: and Widow Stimson
  In the second Long seate below Samuell Brabrooks wife James phillips his wife John felton his wife Samuell Uptons wife William Uptons wife James Kittles wife John Giles his wife Joseph Swenetons wife Abraham Smiths wife Nickloas Howards wife and Sarah Houlton widow widow Smith and Isaac Neadhams wife
  In The short fore seate in the Galery Ezekell Chever his wife Benjemin Hutchinsons wife Edward Bishops wife Joseph Hutchinson Junr his wife
  In The first end fore seate in the Galery Henery Houltons wife John Hutchinsons wife Joseph whiples wife John Trasks wife Joshua Reas wife John Reas wife Samuell Leach his wife Thomas Fuller Junr his wife John Walcotts wife John Houlton his wife James Houltons wife
  [132] In The fore seate in the Galery next the wale Zacriah Goodale Junr his wife Samuell Goodale his wife Isaac Goodals wife Benjemin fullers wife Joseph prence his wife Jonathan fuller his wife Samuell porter his wife William Allens wife John fullers wife
  In the Third short seate below Thomas Baleys wife Samuell Bishops wife Thomas Kenyes wife Joseph Goodals wife William Buckles wife Samuell Lanes wife
  In the Third Longe seate phillip mackintyers wife Joseph flints wife Samuell Rays wife William Curtice his wife Homphery frenchs wife Joseph Carells wife John Woodens wife Thomas Nickoles his wife Jonathan Howards wife John Easteys wife Abraham Goodals wife
  We have seated our meatenhouse as abovesaid with This pervisoal That our Neighbours that have subscribed Toward building our meatenhouse do pay what mony they have so promised and also Contenue to pay proportionabley to mainetaine the minestry among us so Longe and no Longer they are to Injoy The preveledg of theire seates abovesaid

John Putnam sen Joseph Herrick Samuel Nurs Jonathan Putnam


[133] This Rate Was made for the Reverend mr Joseph Green for the yeare 1706

Daniell Andrew 1 8 6 William Allen 0 9 0 John Buxton senr 1 0 0 Samll Brabrook 0 7 0 William Buckle 0 7 0 Thomas Bayley senr 0 7 0 Thomas Bayley Junr 0 1 0 Edward Bishop 0 12 0 Samuell Bishop 0 6 0 Henery Brown 0 18 0 Ezekell Chever 0 18 0 Joseph Carell 0 6 0 David Judd 0 4 0 John Darlin 0 3 0 Thomas Darlin 0 4 0 John Dale 0 8 0 Capt Thomas flint 1 12 0 Thomas flint Junr 0 10 0 Thomas fuller Junr 0 12 0 Thomas fuller senr 0 11 0 Jacob fuller 0 14 0 Jonathan fuller 0 8 0 John fuller 0 8 0 Benjemin fuller 0 12 0 John flint 0 15 0 Zachriah Goodale senr 0 17 0 Abraham Goodale 0 7 0 Joseph Goodale 0 9 0 Isaac Goodale 0 13 0 Benjemin Gould 0 2 0 William Good 0 2 0 Zacriah Goodal Junr 0 11 0 John Giles 0 8 0 Joseph Hutchinson senr 1 0 0 Richard Hutchinson 0 4 0 Samuell Hutchinson 0 4 0 Samuell Goodale 0 11 0 Joseph Hutchinson Junr 0 16 0 Joseph Houlton 0 16 0 John Houlton 0 7 0 Henery Houlton 0 14 0 John Hadlock 0 3 0 Joseph Herick 1 4 0 John Hutchinson 0 13 0 Benjemin Hutchinson 0 13 0 Nickolas Hayward 0 9 0 Deacon Ingersall 0 15 0 Henery Kenye senr 0 5 0 Henery Keny Junr 0 5 6 Samll Lane 0 6 0 Samll Nurse senr 1 0 0 John Martin 0 6 0 Isaac Neadham 0 9 0 Widow Osburn 0 13 0 Samuell Nurse Junr 0 6 0 Leut Benjemin putnam 2 10 0 Capt John putnam 0 18 0 Thomas putnam 0 6 0 Joseph putnam 1 16 0 Eleazer putnam 0 18 0 Capt Jonathan putnam 1 10 0 John putnam Tartus 3 1 2 0 James putnam 1 4 0 Widow preston & sons 1 0 0 Joseph Porter senr 1 13 0 Samuell porter 0 9 0 Decon putnam 1 4 0 Capt Israell porter 0 12 0 Joseph pope 1 10 0 James prince 0 18 0 Joseph prince 0 12 0 John putnam Junr 1 10 0 Capt Thomas Rayment 0 17 0 [134] Daniell Rea senr 1 14 0 Joshua Rea 0 15 0 John Rea 0 15 0 Samuell Ray 0 5 0 Widow Sweneton 0 15 0 Benjimin Swenton 0 6 0 Jasper Sweneton 0 13 0 Joseph Sweneton 0 8 0 Abraham Smith 0 11 0 William Small 0 11 0 John Seble 0 4 0 John Tarbell 1 4 0 William Upton 0 9 0 Samuell Upton 0 9 0 Widow Walcott 0 9 0 John Walott 0 12 0 Joseph Whipple 0 10 0 Benjemin Willkins senr 1 0 0 Henery Willkins 0 14 0 John Willkins 0 11 6 Zacriah White 0 6 0 Aquala Willkins 0 4 0 John Easty 0 4 0 John Wooden 0 4 0 Thomas Nickols 0 5 0 John Leach 0 18 0 Samuell Leach 0 10 0 Samuell Cutler senr 0 6 0 James Houlton 0 14 0 John Allen 0 8 0 James Ross 0 7 0 Thomas Kenye 0 7 0 Humphry Case 0 4 0 William Russell senr 0 14 0 David Richerson 0 7 0 John Buxton Junr 0 4 0 Widow Smith 0 4 0 James Smith 0 4 0 Jonathan Walcott 0 8 0 John Kenye 0 5 0 Benjemin Willkins Junr 0 6 0 John felton 0 6 0 Natheniell felton 0 8 0 William Russell Junr 0 4 0 Joseph Seble 0 4 0 Joshua Sweneton 0 5 0 Thomas Willkins 0 19 0 Phillip Maskintyre 0 4 0 Jonathan Kenye 0 4 0 James Phillips 0 16 0 Benjemin Stacey 0 2 0 Joseph Willkins 0 4 0 John flint Junr 0 4 0 Thomas preston 0 4 0 John Gouldg 0 2 0 John Gefford 0 4 0 James Ross Junr 0 4 0 Joseph Buxton 0 4 0 Anthony Buxton 0 4 0 James Kittle 0 4 0 Samuell Trask 0 1 0 Capt William Rayment 0 6 0 Capt William Dodge 0 2 0 Natheniell Rayment 0 1 6 Henery Herick 0 2 0 Joseph Hooker 0 2 0 John Bearye 0 2 0 Daniell Rea Junr 0 4 0

Joseph Herick Abraham Smith Joshua Rea John fuller Comitye 1706


March


[135] Salem Village March 19th 1706/7

  The Inhabetance of This Village are Required in Her Majesties Name To meete Togeather at theire Usuall place of meateing on Monday next it being the 24th day of this Instant March at Ten of the Clocke in the fore noone : To Chews a Comite for the yeare Insueing and to give them Instructions and to Chews a man to keep our Booke of Records and To Chews men to make an Exchang of a small part of our ministry Land with mr Joseph Hutchinson senr and to Chews sum men to be a standing comite for the seateing of our meateing house from time to Time as theire may be ocation and to here the petetion of Decon putnam for Inlarging his pue and to here the petition of mr Daniell Rea To Inlarge his pue and to answer the Request of those that were Undertakers for the new meaten house for that mony that the old meatenhous was sould for to make up arearages for this meatenhouse also to answer the petetion of Natheniell putnam Sall Nurse Junr Daniell Rea Junr Samuell putnam & Rufuse Hericks for Leberty to build a seate in the north Galery from the fore seate to ye post at the pulpit staires and to Conseder what to do about sum former Grants that ware formerly made to som parsons for a pue and to build seates in the meatenhouse and they neelct to build them

by order of The Comite Jonathan Putnam Clerk


  The Inhabitants of this villedg are required in hir majestyes name to meet to geather att thear usall places of meeting on tusday next being the 20th day of this instant may att four of the Clock in the afternoon to consider wheather the womenes shorte front seet of our meeting House may not be inlarger soe wide as to make a double seete of it: by order of the comity 

Daniell Rea Clar datt : ye 14th of May 1707


[136] At a meatening of The Inhabetance of This Village March 24:1706/7

   Chosen for a Comite for the yeare Insuing are William Russell senr Daniell Rea John putnam Junr Thomas fuller senr and James Phillips:
  2 The Instructions for the Comity this yeare Is to be the same Given to the Comite in the yeare 1703/4:
  3 Mr Daniell Rea Was Chosen to Keep our Book of Records for the yeare Insueing:
  4 Voted That the Comite for this yeare are Chosen and Impowered to Exchang som small part of our ministry Land With Mr Joseph Hutchinson senr
  5 Chosen for a Comite to Reglate the seateing of the meaten-house are Decon putnam Leut Benjemin putnam Mr Joseph pope Joseph Houlton and John flint or the majiour part of Them
  6: The Instructions they are to go by is age office & Rates
  7 Voted that the Undertakers of the meatenhouse shall have That mony that the old meatenhouse was sould for to helpe pay for this meaten-house:
  8 Voted that all that have had Grants or may have Grants to build seats in the meatenhouse shall be confined to build within on yeare or else Loose thire grants and Mr John Leach shall have Liberty for one yeare yett to bould his pue granted to him or else Loose his grante:
  10 Voted that those men that have that mony in their hands that The old meatenhouse was sould for shall pay it to the Undertaker of the meatenhouse.


Salem Village february 10. 1707

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received of the Inhabitants of Salem Village for keeping the ministry housing in repair the full sum of six pounds. viz: 4 lb in ye year 1703. and 1 lb. in ye year 1704, and 1 lb in ye year 1705.

J. Green


May


Att a meeting of the Inhabitants of this villedg May ye 20th 1707

   it was votted that wee make a double seet of the womanes short front seet
  2ly Votted that it is leaft to the discreshon of the comity now chosen to Regulatt the seeting of our meeting House to order thatt matter
  3ly votted that the plantation shall be att noe charg for the bulding of the sd seet


[137] This Reatt mead for the Reverend Mr Joseph Green his sallery for the year 1707 --

Daniell Andrews 1 8 6 William Alean 0 9 0 John Buxton sen 1 0 0 Willi Buckly 0 7 0 Samull Braybrak 00 7 0 Thomas Bayly sell 00 8 0 Thomas Bayly 00 0 0 Edward Bishope 00 15 0 Henery Browen 00 18 0 Ezekiell Chever 00 18 0 Joseph Carrill 00 7 0 David Judd 00 6 0 John Darlin 00 4 0 Thomas Darling 4 0 0 John Deall 00 8 0 Capt Thomas flint 01 12 0 Thomas flint Jur 00 12 0 Thomas fuller senr 00 12 0 Thomas fuller Jur 00 12 0 Jacoob fuller 00 14 0 Jonathan fuller 00 8 0 John fuller 00 8 0 Benjamen fuller 00 12 0 John flint 00 17 0 Zachariah Goodaill 00 18 0 Abraham Goodaill 00 7 0 Joseph Goodaill 00 9 0 Isaac Goodaill 00 14 0 Benjamen Gold 00 2 0 willam Good 00 2 0 Zachariah Goodaill Jun 00 11 0 John Gieles 00 8 0 Joseph Huchinson senr 00 12 0 Richard Huchinson 00 6 0 Samull Huchinson 00 6 0 Samuell Goodaill 00 12 0 Ambrose Huchinson 00 6 0 Joseph Huchinson Jur 00 16 0 Joseph Holten 00 16 0 John Holten 00 10 0 John Hadlock 00 6 0 Henery Holten 00 14 0 Joseph Herick and sones 01 6 0 John Huchinson 00 13 0 Benjamen Huchinson 00 13 0 nicholas Hayward 00 9 0 Decon Ingersoll 00 15 0 Henery Keney senr 00 5 0 Henery Keney Jur 00 5 0 Samuell Nurs ser 01 2 0 John martine 00 6 0 Isaac neadham 00 8 0 widow osborn 00 12 0 Samuell Nurse Jur 00 7 0 Lutt Benjamen Putnam 2 10 0 Capt John Putnam 00 18 0 Thomas Putnam 00 7 0 Joseph Putnam 1 14 0 Elyezar Putnam 00 18 0 Capt Jonathan Putnam 01 12 0 John Putnam tirs 01 4 0 James Putnam 01 4 0 Widow Preston & sones 01 00 0 Joseph Porter & sons 01 13 0 Samull Porter 00 9 0 Decon Putnam 01 6 6 Israll Porter 00 10 0 Joseph Pope 01 10 0 James Princes 00 18 0 Joseph Princes 00 12 0 John Putnam Jur 01 08 0 Capt Tho : Reament 00 12 0 Daniell Rea 01 14 0 Joshua Rea 00 14 0 John Ray 00 14 0 Samuell Ray 00 00 0 Widow Swinerton 00 15 0 Benjamen Swinerton 00 6 0 [138] Jasper Swinerton [138] 00 13 0 Joseph Swinerton 00 8 0 Abraham Smith 00 12 0 willam Small 00 12 0 John Sibly 00 4 0 John Tarboll 01 2 0 Willam Upton 00 10 0 Samuell Upton 00 10 0 widow walcott 00 10 0 John walcott 00 13 0 Joseph Whipell 00 12 0 Benjamen Willkenes sen 01 00 0 Henery Willkenes 00 14 0 John Willkenes 00 12 0 Zachariah whitt 00 6 0 Acquilla Willkenes 00 4 0 John Esty 00 4 0 John Wooden 00 3 0 Thom nicolles 00 5 0 John Leach 00 18 0 Samuell Leach 00 10 0 Samuell Cuttlar sen 00 6 0 James Holten 00 16 0 John Alean 00 10 0 James Ross 00 7 0 Thomas Keney 00 7 0 Humphry Case 00 4 0 Willam Russell senr 00 12 0 Daved Richinson 00 6 0 John Buxton Jur 00 4 0 Widow Smith 00 00 0 James Smith 00 6 0 Jonathan Wallcott 00 6 0 John Keney 00 6 0 Benjamen Willkenes Jur 00 6 0 John fellton 00 6 0 nathaniell fellton 00 8 0 Willam Russell Jur 00 4 Joseph Sibly 00 5 0 Joshua Swinerton 00 5 0 Thomas willkenes 00 14 0 Philipe mackentyre 00 4 0 Jonathan Keany 00 4 0 James Philipes 00 14 0 Benjamen Stacy 00 4 0 Joseph willkenes 00 4 0 John flint Jur 00 4 0 Thomas Preston 00 4 0 John Geffords 00 04 0 Joseph Buxton 00 4 0 Anthony Buxton 00 4 0 James Kittell 00 4 0 Samuell Trask 00 1 0 Capt willam Rayment 00 6 0 Capt willam Dogge 00 2 0 Henery Hirick 00 2 0 nathanell Rayment 00 1 6 Joseph Hooker 00 2 0 John Berry 00 2 0 John Ganson 00 6 0 Charles Gonson 00 4 0 Clem Larrenes 00 4 0 John Porter 00 2 0 Jonathan Rayment 00 6 0 Joseph fuler 00 4 0 Isaac Willkenes 00 4 0

Thomas Fuler Willam Russell John putnam James Philips Daniell Rea Clark


March


  [139] The Inhabitants of this villedg are Requied in hir majesties name to meet to geather att thear Usall places of meeting on munday next being the 22th of this Instant march att one of the clock in the afternoone to Chouse a comity and to give them Instrucktions and to chuse a man to keep our book of Records for ye year ensuing alsoe to consider of the keeping up of our contribution according to vott

Daniell Rea Clar


Datt ye 16th of march 1707-8

  Att a meeting of our Inhabitants ye 22: day of march 1707 /8 thear was chosen for a comity:

Decon Edward | Lutt Benjamen Putnam Putnam chosen to | Decon Edward Putnam keep our book of | Sar John flint Records for this | mr Joseph Holten present year | mr Joseph Pope

  the same Instrucktions that was given to the comity in the year 1703 /4 Shall be the same instrucktions for the Comity for this present year 1707/8

Daniell Rea Clar


May


  This Inhabatants of this vilage are required In her majesty name to meet to geather at ther usall place of of meeting one tuseday next at fouer a Clock in the after noon it being the 18 day of this Instant may to Chuse too men to sarve one the Comeety in the room of Sargent John flint and Sargent Joseph poope: datd the 15 of may 1708 Edward Putnam Joseph holton Benja Putnam Commeety at a Jenarall meeting of the Inhabatance of Salam vilage the 18 of may 1708 ware Chosen to sarve one the Comeety for the year Insewing Edward Bishop & thomas flint jur 

Edward Putnam Clarke


[140] This rate was made for The mantanance of The Reverent mr Joseph green for this present year begining the 5 day of January 1708 and to end the 5 of Januy 1709

li S d danell Andrew 1 8 0 william Allin 0 9 0 John Buxston 1 0 6 william buckly 0 7 0 samuell braybrook 0 6 0 Thomas bayly 0 8 0 Edward bishop 0 15 0 widow brown 0 10 0 Eyekell Chever 0 16 0 Joseph Carill 0 6 0 Daved Judg 0 5 0 John darling 0 7 0 John deale 0 10 0 Capt flint 1 12 0 Thomas flint Jur 0 12 0 Thomas fuller sen 0 12 0 Thomas fuller Jur 0 12 0 Jacob fuller 0 14 0 Jonathan fuller 0 9 0 John fuller 0 8 6 benjamen fuller 0 12 6 John flint 0 16 0 yacriah goodell sen 0 17 0 abraham goodell 0 7 0 Joseph goodell 0 8 0 Isaac goodell 0 14 0 benja gould 0 3 0 william good 0 2 0 yacriah goodell Ju 0 11 0 John giles 0 8 0 Joseph hutchinson 0 9 0 rechard hutchinson 0 7 0 Samuell hutchinsun 0 7 0 Samuell godell 0 12 0 Ambrose hutchinsun 0 6 0 Joseph hutchinsun Ju 0 16 0 Joseph Holton 0 15 0 John holton 0 9 0 John hadlock 0 7 0 henery holton 0 13 0 Joseph herich 1 0 0 John hutchinsun 0 13 0 benja hutchinsun 0 13 0 necklos howard 0 9 0 deacon Ingarsall 0 15 0 henery Keney sen 0 5 0 henery Keney Jur 0 5 0 Samuell nurs sen 1 2 0 John martin 0 6 0 Isaac neadam 0 8 0 widdow osburn 0 12 0 Samuell nurs Ju 0 7 0 liten benj Putnam 2 10 0 Capt John Putnam 0 6 0 Thomas Putnam 0 7 0 Joseph Putnam 1 11 0 Eliayer Putnam 0 15 0 Capt Jonat Putnam 1 14 0 John Putnam tur 1 6 0 James Putnam 1 10 0 wedow Preston & suns 0 16 0 Joseph Porter & sun 1 12 0 Samuell Porter 0 9 0 Edward Putnam 1 7 6 Isricell Porter 0 12 0 Joseph poop 1 10 0 James Prince 0 18 0 Joseph Prince 0 12 0 John Putnam Jur 1 8 0 Thomas rament [141] 0 12 0 donell rea 1 14 0 Joshu rea 0 13 0 John rea 0 14 0 Samuell rea 0 4 0 wedow Swinnaton 0 13 0 benja Swinnaton 0 6 0 Jesper Swinnaton 0 13 0 Joseph Swinnaton 0 8 0 Abraham Smeth 0 11 0 william Smaul 0 12 0 John Sibly 0 4 0 Johne Tarbell 1 2 0 william upton 0 10 0 Samuell upton 0 10 0 wedow walcoot 0 10 0 John walcoot 0 13 0 Joseph whippel 0 14 0 benja wilkins & suns 1 0 0 henery wilkins 0 14 0 John wilkins 0 13 0 yoccariah white 0 6 0 aquila wilkins 0 5 0 John esty 0 4 0 John wooden 0 2 0 Thomas necols 0 7 0 John leach 0 16 0 Samuell leach 0 10 0 Samuell Cutler 0 6 0 James holton 0 15 0 John Alen 0 9 0 James roos 0 5 0 Thomas Keney 0 6 0 humfre Case 0 4 0 william rusell sen 0 14 0 daved rechinsun 0 6 0 John buxston Jur 0 4 0 James Smeth 0 6 0 Jonathan walcoot 0 6 0 John Keney 0 5 0 benja wilkins Jur 0 5 0 John felton 0 7 0 nathaniell felton 0 8 0 william rusell Jur 0 4 0 Joseph Sibly 0 5 0 Joshuah Swinnaton 5 0 Thomas wilkins 0 14 0 philip macintyer 0 4 0 Jonathan Keney 4 0 James Philipes 15 6 benja Stasey 0 3 0 Joseph Wilkins 0 5 0 John Jefford 4 0 Joseph buxston 0 4 0 antoney buxston 0 4 0 James Keetell 0 6 0 Samell Traske 0 1 0 Capt william rement 0 2 0 Capt william doggd 0 2 0 henery herich 0 2 0 natha rament 0 1 0 Joseph hucker 0 2 0 John berey 0 2 0 John porter 0 2 0 John ganson 0 6 0 Jonathen rament 0 6 0 Joseph fuller 0 4 0 Isaac wilkins 0 4 0 Thomas Cummins 0 4 0 philip Knight 0 2 6 Thomas Cave 0 2 0 Samuel putnam 0 4 0 benja holton 0 5 0 John brown 0 4 0 marting herich 0 4 0 rufase herich 0 4 0 Joseph flint 0 4 0 water Smeth 0 4 0 John Smeth 4 0 John Traske 6 0 Jonathan haward 4 0 moses fluant 0 2 0 Edward rament 2 0 ebenneser foull 4 0

  [142] 

Joseph holton benjamen Putnam Edward bishop Thomas flint Jur Edward Putnam Clarke


January


The first of Janawary 1708 /9

  The Inhabatants of this vilage are required in her majesties name to meet to geather at ther usall place of meeting one tuseday next at one of the Clock in the after noon it being the forth day of this Instant Januwary to Consider a bout Sume Convenante way how to provide wood for our reverent menster mr Joseph green. by order of the Comeety

Edward Putnam Clarke


At a Jenarall meeting of the Inhabatants of of Salam vilage the forth day of Januwary 1708/9

   voted that we do at this meeting add eight pounds to mr greens salery yearly so that he shall provide for himself his wood


March


  The Inhabatants of This vilage are required in her majestyes name to meet to geather at ther usall place of meeting one the 28 day of this Instant march at one of the Clock in the after noon to Chuse a new Commeety for the year Insewing and to give them Instructions and also to Chuse a man to keep our booke of records and allso to conseder about how to dispose of the couw belonging to the plantation: datted the 16 march 1709 by order of the Comeety

Edward Putnam Clarke


At a meeting of the Inhabatants of This vilag the 28 of march 1709

   Ther was then Chosen for a Comeety for the year Insewing James Putnam Samuell Nurs Sen danell Andrew John wilkins yacariah goodell Jur I voted that That the present Comeety shall rays a rate one ouer Inhabatants for this present year 1709 of seventy nine pound for our reverent menister m Joseph green.
  2ly That danell Andrew Is chosen to keep our booke of records for the year Insewing
  3ly the mater relating how to dispose of the Cow is left to the discrestion of the deacons


April


[143] Salem Vilage Aprill the 16th 1709

  The Inhaitans of this Vilage are Hearby Required in Her Majestys Name to meet togeather at their usial place of Meeting on Fryday next it being the 22nd day of this Instant month Aprill at three of the Clock in the after noon to desier the Comety Chosen for to agree with a Carpindor to build our new meting hous that they tack Care that the Carpinder Finish Said hous in Sum Short time acording to bargin and also to Consider and Agree upon Sum Convenant place or placeses for to build seats in our said meeting hous for the beater Acomadation of several of our Inhabatans that want seats and also to macke Choyce of sum men to to tacke Care that the work to be don in Sum Short time and to Consider and agree how the money Shall be Raysed to pay for the Building and Repaireing said seats and all so to Consider the Petion of Edward putnam Junr Daniel Keney Joseph Knight Elishah putnam to build a seate in the North galerey under the window upon sum proposals that shall be mad to the Inhabetans

by order of the Comitty Daniel Andrews Clark


At a Meting of the Inhabetans of Salem Vilage April 22nd 1709

   voated that we will build two seats Round the galery as fer as the men are Seated upon the back sides a gainst the wall Raising the seats nex to the wall eight or nine inches hier then now it is and also Raise the seats over the staiers according to the judgment of those that shall be Chosen for that ende
  2ly Voated that we mack Choice of James putnam Joseph putnam and Daniel Andrews for a Comety to tacke care that the a fore said seats be built and also to Repair our meting hous as they shall think Conveniant and nesesary in sum Short time
  3ly Voated that the Comety in being shall mack a Rate in the marjant of mr Grens Rate to pay the charg of said seats and Repairing said meting house and geather the money and pay it to the Comety Chosen for that Ende

Daniel Andrews Clark


February


[144] Salem Village Fegruary.14.1709/10

  These may certify whom It may concern that I have received my full salary In Salem Village for the year 1706 and for the year 1707 and also two pounds for keeping the ministry houseing in repair I say Received 

Per me Joseph Green.


March


Salem Village march 1 1709-10

   These may certify whom It may concern that I have received my full salary In Salem Village for the year 1708 and also twenty shillings for keeping the ministry houseing in repair I say Received 

Per me Joseph Green.


Salem Village Janu.19.1710-11.

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received my full salary In Salem Village for the year 1709. and also 20 shill. for keeping the ministry houseing in repair I say Receivd 

Per me Joseph Green.


This Reatt was made for the Reverand mr Joseph Green for year 1709

Daniel Andrews 01 10 00 William Alling 00 08 00 John Alling 00 10 00 B John Buxton senr 01 04 00 William Buckly 00 07 06 Samuel Brabrook 00 07 00 Thomas Bayley 00 07 00 Edward Bishop 00 16 00 Wedow Brown 00 10 00 John Buxton Junr 00 04 06 Joseph Buxton 00 06 00 Antoney Buxton 00 04 06 John Berry 00 02 00 John Brown 00 05 00 Isaac Burten 00 04 06 C Ezekiel Chever 00 18 00 Joseph Cariel 00 04 00 Humfery Case 00 04 00 thomas Cummins Land 00 04 00 Thomas Cave 00 02 00 d John Darling 00 09 00 John Deall senr 00 10 00 Benjamin Dealand 00 04 06 Captt willam dodg 00 01 00 E John Easty 00 05 00 F Thomas Fuller senr 00 13 06 Captt Thomas flint 01 16 00 Thomas fuller Junr 00 13 06 Thomas Flint Junr 00 13 06 Jacob Fuller 00 18 00 Ebenezar Fowls 00 09 00 Jonathan Fuller 00 09 00 John Fuller 00 09 00 Benjamin Fuller 00 13 06 John Flint 00 15 00 John Felton 00 06 00 nathaniel Felton 00 08 00 Joseph Fuller 00 05 00 Joseph Flint 00 04 00 moses Fluant 00 01 06 G zackary Goodall senr 00 18 06 zackary Goodall Junr 00 10 00 Abraham Goodeale 00 09 00 Joseph Goodeal 00 08 00 Isaac Goodale 00 16 00 John Giles 00 04 06 John Ganson 00 05 06 Samuel Goodale 00 13 06 H Joseph Huchinson and son Robrd 00 08 00 Richard Huchinson 00 07 06 Samuel Huchinson 00 04 00 Ambros Huchinson 00 07 00 Joseph Huchinson Junr 00 18 06 Joseph Houlton 00 14 00 John Hadlock 00 05 00 John Houlten [145] 00 10 00 Henery Houlten 00 15 09 Joseph Herick 01 00 00 Hohn Herick 00 01 00 John Huchinson 00 14 00 Benjemin Huchinson 00 16 00 Nicholas Howard 00 11 00 James Houlten 00 14 00 Henry Herick 00 02 00 Joseph Hooker 00 02 00 Benjamin Houlten 00 07 06 marten Hirrick 00 04 06 Joathan Howard 00 04 00 Rufas Herick 00 04 06 J David Judd 00 06 06 Deacon Ingersoll 00 08 00 John Jeffords 00 05 00 K Henery Keney senr 00 05 00 Henery Keney Junr 00 04 00 Thomas Keney 00 08 00 John Keney 00 05 06 James Kittle 00 06 00 philip Knight 00 02 00 L John Leech 00 16 00 Samuel Leech 00 10 00 m philap mackingtier 00 05 00 n Samuel Nurse senr 01 00 00 Samuel Nurse Junr 00 09 00 Isaac Needom 00 09 00 Thomas nickols 00 08 00 o Wedow orsbond 00 14 00 John orsond 00 05 00 p L Benjamin Putnam 02 14 00 Captt John Putnam 00 05 00 Thomas Putnam 00 09 00 Eleazer Putnam 00 17 00 Captt Jonathan putnam 01 15 00 wedow prestons & sons 00 17 00 Joseph porter & son 01 14 00 Samuel porter 00 09 00 decon Edward Putnam 01 12 00 Israel porter 00 13 00 Joseph pope 01 12 00 James prince 00 19 06 Joseph prince 00 14 00 James putnam 01 12 00 John putnam Junr 01 12 06 John putnam Terts 01 04 00 James philaps 00 18 00 Samuel putnam 00 07 00 Joseph putnam 01 13 00 R Daniel Rea senr 01 13 00 Joshua Rea 00 14 06 John Rea 00 15 06 Samuel Rea 00 04 00 Daniel Rea Junr 00 05 00 James Ross 00 10 00 William Rusels senr 00 16 06 Davied Richinson 00 06 00 Willam Rusel Junr 00 05 00 Captt willam Raimens Estat 00 01 06 nathanll Raiment 00 01 00 Jonathan Raiment 00 07 00 Edward Raiment 00 01 06 Capt Thomas Raiment 00 13 00 Ebeneazer Russel 00 04 00 James Smith 00 07 00 S Wedow Swinarton 00 13 06 Benjamin Swinarton 00 08 00 Jesper Swinarton 00 15 00 Joseph Swinarton 00 09 00 Abraham Smith 00 12 06 Willam Small 00 13 06 John Sebley 00 05 00 Joshua Swinarton 00 05 00 Walter Smith 00 04 06 John Smith 00 04 06 T Insn John Tarbell 01 04 00 Samuel Trask 00 01 00 John Trask 00 06 00 U Willam Uuton 00 11 00 Samuel Uuton 00 11 00 W Wedow Walcutt 00 10 00 Jonathan Walcutt 00 05 00 John walcutt 00 16 00 Joseph Whipell 00 15 00 Benjamin Wilckins 01 00 00 zachary White 00 07 00 Aquilah Wilkins 00 06 00 John Wooden 00 04 00 Benjamin Wilkins Junr 00 06 00 thomas Wilkins 00 13 00 Joseph Wilkins 00 06 00 Isaac Wilkins 00 05 00 Joseph White 00 04 06 Josiah White 00 04 06 Henry Wilkins 00 15 00 John Wilkins 00 16 00

   James putnam

Samuel Nurse senr John Wilkens zachriah Goodall Junr Daniel Andrews Clark


[146] Salem Vilage Febewery 23rd 1709/10

  The Inhabitans of this Vilage are heareby Requred In Her majesties name to meet to geather at their Uisall palce of meeting on wensday next it being first of march next Insuing the date hereof at ten of the Clock in the fore none to Chouse a Comity for the yeare Insuing and to give them instruction and to mack Choice of sum meet person to keep our Book of Records and also to mack Choice of two or three men to potion to the town of Salem to Releace us from aney further Charge for the Repairing of their meeting house and aney former Arears to their ministors and also to macke Choice of two or three men to desier mr Green to preach monthly Lectur a mungst us yearly and also to Consider and act upon the proposals of mr Green for the building of an addition to the ministry barne by order of the Comety 

Daniel Andrews Clark


At a Generall meeting of the Inhabitans of Salem Vilage march the first 1709 /10

   Chosen for a Comity for the year insuing Joseph Herick Elizar putnam Benjamin Fuller John Presto Isariel porter
  2ly Voated that we mack Choice of Isriael porter to keep our Book of Records for the year insuing
  3ly Voated that the Comities Instruction for this preasant yeare Shall be to macke a Rate upon our Inhabitans for mr Green of seventy nine pounds & tack care that it be gathered and payed to mr Green and to have a Receipt for the same entred in our Book of Records at or before the first day of march next insuing
  4ly Voated that we mack Choice of Captt Jonathan putnam Liftt Benjamin putnam Joseph putnam or the majer parte of them to petition to the town of Salem for to Release us from aney further Charge for ye Repaiering of their metinghous and aney former arears of their minstors:
  5ly Voated that we mack Choice of Captt John putnom and our three dekens for to desier mr green to preach a monthly Lectur yearly a mungst us:
  6ly Voated that if mr green will buield a barn Adjoining to our ministrey barn of about twenty feets Square and when he shall Leave the work of the menistry a mungst us then we will paye what it shall be Valewed at then by Indefrant men uto him or his heirs Excutors or asines

Daniel Andrews Clark

  [147]


A Daniell Andrew 01 03 00 Israell Andrew 00 04 06 Jon Alleng 00 08 06 William Buckly 00 08 00 Thomes Bayley 00 07 00 Samuell Brabrock 00 07 00 Edward Biushep 00 17 00 Wido Brownd 00 10 00 John Buxtone Sener 01 04 00 B Jon Buxtone Junr 00 04 06 Joseph Buxtone 00 06 00 Antony Buxtone 00 04 06 Jon Berey Land 00 01 06 John Brownd 00 06 00 Isaac Burton 00 04 06 Nickles Bayley 00 04 00 Thomas Bayley Juner 00 04 00 Josep Carell 00 06 00 Humfre Casse 00 04 06 Ezeckell Chevers 01 00 00 C Thoms Comens for Land 00 04 00 Thomes Cave for Land 00 01 06 Gordg Cloyse 00 04 06 Jon Derleng 00 10 00 D Jon Deall senr 00 10 00 Jon Deall Junr 00 04 06 Bene Deland 00 06 00 Cpt William Doodg 00 01 00 Jon Estey 00 05 00 Thomas Fuler Senr 00 14 00 Jacob Fuller 00 18 00 Cpt Thoms Flintt 01 16 00 Jonathan Fuller 00 09 00 Jon Fuller 00 09 00 Benmen Fuller 00 14 00 Thomes Flintt 00 13 06 Jon Flintt 00 13 00 Jon Feltone 00 06 00 Nathenel Feltone 00 08 00 Joseph Fuller 00 05 00 Moses Fluantt 00 01 00 Thomas Fuller Junr 00 13 06 Zackriah goodeall Sener 00 18 00 Zackriah goodeall 00 10 00 Abraham goodeall 00 09 00 Isaac goodeall 00 16 00 Jon giels 00 07 06 Joseph goodell 00 09 00 Jon ganson 00 07 00 Samuell goodeall 00 13 06 Roberd Hutchson 00 07 06 Ritchard Hutchson 00 07 06 Ambros Hutchson 00 08 00 Joseph Hutchson 00 18 06 Joseph Holton 00 16 00 Henery Holton 00 16 00 Joseph Herrick 01 04 00 Jon Holton 00 10 00 Jon Herrick 00 01 00 Jon Hutchson 00 14 00 Benjamen Hutchson 00 15 00 Nicklis Hayward 00 11 00 James Holton 00 14 00 Henery Herrick 00 02 00 Joseph Hucker 00 02 00 Benjamen Holton 00 08 00 Jonathan Hayard 00 05 00 David Judg 00 06 06 Deken Ingrson 00 08 00 Henery Kiney 00 05 00 Thomas Kiney 00 08 00 Jon Kiney 00 05 00 Phelip Knightt 00 03 00 Jon Leech 00 16 00 Samuell Leech 00 10 00 Philip Macktiner 00 05 00 Samell Nurse 01 00 00 Samuell Nurse 00 09 00 Isaac Nedum 00 09 00 Thomas Nickels 00 08 00 Edward Nickels 00 04 06 Wido osbon 00 14 00 Jon osbon 00 05 00 Let Benm Putnam 02 09 00 Cpt Jonath Putnam 01 15 00 Thomas Putnam 00 09 00 Eles Putnam 00 17 00 Wido Presen and suns [148] 00 17 00 Joseph Porter 01 14 00 Samuell Porter 00 10 00 Deken Putnam 01 12 00 Israell Porter 00 14 00 Joseph Pope 01 10 00 James Putnam 01 12 00 James Prinse 01 00 00 Joseph Prinse 00 14 00 Jon Putnam Sener 01 12 06 Jon Putnam Junr 01 04 00 Jemes Pheleps 00 19 00 Samuell Putnam 00 07 06 Joseph Putnam 01 13 00 Nathaniell Putnam 00 09 00 William Porter 00 05 00 Beniam Panell 00 04 06 Danell Ray sen 01 12 00 Josuay Rea 00 13 00 Jon Rea 00 15 00 Samuell Rea 00 04 00 Danell Reay 00 09 00 Jemes Rose 00 06 00 William Rusell sener 00 16 00 Daved Ritchson 00 06 00 William Rusell Juner 00 04 00 Wido Rament 00 01 00 Nathell Rament 00 01 00 Jonathan Rament 00 07 06 Edward Rament 00 01 00 Cpt Thomes Rament 00 16 00 Jon Savry 00 02 00 Jemes Smith 00 07 00 Wido Smith 00 03 00 Benjamen Swinnetorn 00 07 00 Joseph Swinnitorn 00 09 00 Jesper Swinnitorn 00 15 00 Abram Smith 00 13 00 William Small 00 13 06 Jon Sibly 00 05 00 Josuay Swinitorn 00 13 00 Water Smith 00 04 06 Jon Smith 00 04 06 Insin Jon Tarbell 01 04 00 Samuell Trask 00 01 00 Jon Trask 00 06 00 William Upton 00 11 00 Samuell Upton 00 11 00 Wido Wallcut 00 11 00 Jonath Wallcut 00 06 00 Jon Wallcut 00 16 00 Joseph Whipell 00 15 00 Benjam Willkens 01 00 00 Zackriah White 00 07 00 Aqula Wilkens 00 06 00 Jon Wooding 00 04 00 Benjamen Willkens Junr 00 06 00 Thomas Willkns 00 14 00 Isaac Willkens 00 05 00 Joseph Willkns 00 06 00 Josiah White 00 03 00 Henery Wilknes 00 15 00 Jon Wilknes 00 16 00 Joseph White 00 04 00


March


Salem Village March the sixth 1710/11

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received my full salary In Salem Village for the year 1710 and 20 shillings for keeping the ministry houseing in repair I say Recd 

Per me Joseph Green


Salam village desember the 3 1716

   This may sertifi whom it may consarn that I have reseved my full salary in Salam vilage for the year 1715

Eliza Green


[149] Salem Village march = 17-11/10

  The Inhabitanse of this Village are hereby Required In her magesty nam to meete together at there Ui-usall plase of meeting one tusday next it being the sixth of This Instant march at teene of ye Clock In the fore nune to Chouse a comity for the yeare Insuing and to give Them Instructions and also to make Chouse of sume meete person to keepe our book of Record and also what shall be don about the ministry house for mr Greene time being out Which we agread for the Reparing of it and also to Chouse sume meete persons to sea whether the propriters Joying unto our ministry pastor have don ther prepotion of fense and also to Chuse sume meete persons to petision to the towne of Salem for sume money for a scule amungst us and also to consider whether We shall have agramer scule amungst us and also to Consider whether it wount be a good thing for us to gite abeell for our meeting house

By order of ye Comity Israell Porter Clark


At a Gneral meeting In Salem Village march ye sixt 1711

   Chosen for the Comity for ye yere In-suing Joseph putnam Jonathan fuller John Browne Samuell Nurse Juner Joseph Swinnetorn Thomas Putnam The Instructons for this present yeare is to make a rate of 78 pounds a pond our Inhabitanse and gether It by the sixt of march next Insuing and gite a resaate Enterd on oue book Voted that we made Chouse of Joseph putnam to keepe our book of record for the yere Insuing
  Voted that we made Choyse of Joseph Hereck mr Danell Rea sener Insi John Tarbell mr Joseph Holtone or ye mager part to to descorse With mr Greene about the ministry house and allso to Consider a bout the Fense that men Joyning Should daw ther propotion about the ministry paster
  Voted that we made Chouse of Capt Jonathan Putnam Left Benjamen Putnam Joseph Putnam or the maged parte of them to potision to the Towne of Salem For to Relese ous from aney furder Chardg for The reparing of ther meting house and aney former Arerse of ther ministers and also to potision for sum money for a Sculle


[150] Salem Village march ye 20 1711

  The Inhabitants of this Village are heare by Requeired In hur magesties names to meet to gather at there usiall place of meeting one tusday next it being the 27th of this Instant march att 12 of the Clock to Consider & agree who shall have the money that Is granted to us by the town for a scolle : all soe to Resev the Return of the Committy that was Chosen to vew our ministry house and fence & to Consider and agree what shall be farder Ackted In that matter

By order of ye Committy Joseph Putnam Clark


Att ameting of the Inhabitants of salem Village the 27 of march 1711

   I Votted that we macke Choyse of Capt Jonathan Putnam Liue Benj Putnam Eliezur Putnam & daniell Andrew to procure us agood Scolle master to bee Improved for the good and benefett of our plantatione: & all soe to Reseve the money granted to us by the towne for that end
  2ly Votted yt wee macke Choyse of John Tarball John Wallcutt & John Preson to see yt the ministry fence be all soefesiantly dun up with good sofesiant dry stone wall att or Before the furst of may next Insuing
  3ly Votted that wee will alow Benjanen Hutchinson Leberty to handg a gate att the sought end of that strip of land that Lyeth betwene Benjamen Hutchinson & Deacon Ingersolls Land
  4ly votted that wee will Clabbord our ministry house this yeare with good oacke Clabords & all soe shingell the gutters & all soe to doe whatt the Commity or mager part Chosen for that end shall see needfull about bought *bought the house: and the Commity Chosen to Repaire ye ministry house Is Joseph Holton Eleazer Putnam Daniell Andrew & Jonathan fuller and our Inhabitants to pay for the doing of itt


  • As it appears in original.


[151] This Rate was made for Reverant mr Joseph Green for ye yeare 1711

Widdow Andew 0 7 0 Daniell Andrew 0 16 0 Israell Andrew 0 04 6 John Alling 0 09 0 William Buckly 0 09 0 Thomas Bailey 0 06 0 samuell Braybrock 0 06 0 Edward Bishop 0 18 0 widdow Brown 0 10 0 John Buxton sen 1 04 0 John Buxton Jun 0 04 0 Joseph Buxton 0 06 0 Anthony Buxton 0 05 0 John Bereys Land 0 01 6 John Brown 0 07 0 Isaac Burton 0 05 0 nicklass Baley 0 04 0 Thomas Bailey Jun 0 04 0 Humphry Case 0 04 0 Ezekell Chever 1 06 0 Tho Cumminse Land 0 04 0 Tho Cave for Land 0 01 6 Gorge Cloyse 0 04 0 John Darling 0 09 0 John Deale sen 0 10 0 John Dale Jun 0 04 6 Benj Dealand 0 04 6 Capt william Dodge 0 01 0 John Easty 0 05 0 Tho fuller sen 0 14 0 Jacob fuller 0 18 0 Jonathan fuller 0 09 0 Capt Thomas flint 1 16 0 John fuller 0 09 0 Thomas flint Jur 0 14 0 John felton 0 06 0 nathaniell felton 0 08 0 Joseph fuller 0 05 0 Thomas fuller Jun 0 13 0 Benj fuller 0 10 0 Samuell fuller 0 05 0 John flint 0 13 0 Stephen flint 0 05 0 Zackriah Goodale sen 0 18 0 Zackriah Goodale 0 09 0 Isaac Goodale 0 15 0 John Gillse 0 08 0 Joseph Goodale 0 09 0 John Gansen 0 07 0 Samuell Goodale 0 13 0 Abraham Goodale 0 09 0 Robord Hutchinson 0 12 0 Richard Hutchinson 0 07 0 Ambros Hutcherson 0 07 0 Joseph Hutchinson 0 18 0 Joseph Holton 0 15 0 Henry Holton 0 16 0 John Herrick 0 01 0 Joseph Herrick 1 04 0 John Holton 0 10 0 John Hutchinson 0 14 0 Benj Holton 0 08 0 Ben Hutchinson 0 15 0 Jonathan Howard 0 05 0 nickless Howard 0 11 0 James Holton [152] 0 14 0 Henry Herrick 0 02 0 Daved Jud 0 08 0 Deacon Ingersoll 0 07 0 Henry Keney 0 08 0 Tho Keney 0 08 0 John Kenny 0 05 0 Phelip Knight 0 03 0 John Leach 0 16 0 Samuell Leach 0 10 0 Phelip maackintir 0 04 0 Samuell nurs sen 1 01 0 Sam nurs Jun 0 09 0 Isaac Nedham 0 09 0 widdow orsburn 0 14 0 Thomas nickalls 0 06 0 John orsburn 0 04 0 Liue Benj Putnam 2 12 0 Capt Jonath Putnam 1 15 0 Tho putnam 0 11 0 Elizur Putnam 0 17 0 widdow preson & sons 1 00 0 Joseph portter 1 14 0 samuell Porter 0 09 0 Deacon putnam 1 12 0 Israell porter 0 14 0 Joseph Pope 1 10 0 James putnam 1 12 0 James Princs 1 00 0 Joseph prins 0 14 0 John Putnam sen 1 12 6 John Putnam Jun 1 04 0 James Philips 0 18 0 Samuell Putnam 0 07 6 Joseph Putnam 1 13 0 natha Putnam 0 09 0 will porter 0 09 0 Benja Parnall 0 04 0 Daniell Rea 1 12 0 Joshua Reas Istate 0 12 0 John Rea 0 12 0 Daniell Rea Jun 0 11 0 James Rose 0 06 0 william Rusell sen 0 16 0 Daved Richinson 0 06 0 widdow Rayment 0 01 6 James Smith 0 07 0 nathaniell Rayment 0 01 0 Jonathan Rayment 0 07 6 Edward Rayment 0 01 6 Capt Tho Rayment 0 14 0 widow smith 0 Benj Swinerton 0 09 0 Jaspar Swinerton 0 14 0 Abraham Smith 0 13 0 william Small 0 12 0 widow swinerton 0 06 0 James swinerton 0 07 0 John tarball 1 04 0 Sam Trask 0 01 0 John Trask 0 06 0 will Upton 0 11 0 Samuell Upton 0 11 0 widdow wallcutt 0 12 0 Jonathan wallcutt 0 06 0 John Wallcutt 0 15 0 Joseph whepell 0 15 0 Benj Willkins 1 00 0 Zackriah whight 0 07 0 Aqwila willkins 0 05 0 Joseph willkens 0 05(?) 0 Benj willkins Jun 0 06 0 Tho willkins 0 14 0 Isaac willkins 0 05 0 Josiah whight 0 04 0 Henry willkins 0 15 0 John willkins 0 16 0 Asidiah smith 0 04 0

Joseph Swinerton Jonathan fuller Thomas Putnam John Browne Commitie


March


[153] Salem Village March 27.1712.

   These May Certify whom it may concern that I have Received the full sum of seventy and eight pounds being my full Salary in Salem Village for the year 1711. I say Received 

Per me Joseph Green.


Salem Village the 22 of march 1712

  The Inhabitants of this village are heare by Reqwired In hur magisties name to meet to gather att there Usiall Place of metting one thurds day next being the 27 of this Instant att one of the Clocke In the after noone to Chuse acommity for the yeare Insewing & to give them Instructions: and to Chuse asutabell Parson for to keep our booke of Records: and to desire ye Reasons of the Commity that was Chosen to Repaire the ministry house why they have nedglected itt and to Impower them or sum others spedily to see that it be dun: all soe to Reseve the Returne of the Commity that was Chosen to see that the fencs of the ministry Pastur was finished acording to the votte of the people: and to Consider and agree what Is needful farder to be ackted In that matter

By order of the Committy Joseph Putnam Clark


att a general meeting of the Inhabitants of salem Village this 27 of march 1712

   Chosen for a committy for ye yeare Inseuing Benjamen Willkins sen John Tarball Eliezur Putnam Henry Holton & Daniell Rea Jun -- 1 votted that the Committy shall have the same In structions that they had in 1711 == 2ly votted thatt Daniell Rea Junr Is Chosen to keep our booke of Records this yeare 3ly Chosen for a Committy to agree with Carpendors to Clabord and shingell our ministry house soe far as they see nesesary and Convenient Capt Jonathan Putnam and Liue Benjamen Putnam [154] 4ly Votted that wee doe maacke Choyse of mr Joseph Holton Joseph swinerton and John wallcutt to be a Commity for to Inspect In to our ministry to see If our plantatione have dun there proporsions of fence about our ministry Pastur and all soe to see that the naightbors that border one our ministry pastur have dun there shars of fence and all such as Ither Refuse or nedglect to doe there Proportions shall be prosecuted by this Committy According to Law


May


Salem Villidge May ye 30th 1712

   The Inhabitants of this villidge are hearby Required in her majesties name to meet togeather at their usuall place of meeting on Wednesday next it being the forth day of this Instant Jun at four of the Clock in the after noon to Consider which way may be best for to Raise money for the Repairing of our ministry house &c and also to Answer the petetion of mr Joseph herick & Capt Thomas Raiment in their own behalfe & the behalfe of severall of their neighbours who petetions to be discharged from being at any further charge with us as concerning our minestry & meeting house: that so they may joyn with their neighbours of Royall side & some of Beverly to Erect a new meetting house for the publick worship of God

By order of the Committee Daniell Rea Ju Clark


June


Att a Generall meeting of the Inhabitants of Salem Villidge this 4lth of Jun 1712 --

   1 voted that When Captt Jonathan Putnam & Liuett Benjemin Putnam shall have Repaired our minestry house that then they shall bring in their account to our present committee Who shall Receve their account & shall forth with Raise so much money by way of Rate on our Inhabitants and to pay it to Captt putnam & to Liuet Putnam: by the Last of November next for the Repairing of our ministry house
  [155] 2ly Votted that When those that petition shall have Built a meeting house & setled a minester amongs them & maintain an authordoxt minister amongst them To witt Capt Thomas Rayment & mr Joseph herick Jonathan Rayment & William Porter that is all his Land that Lyeth to the Eastward side of frosfish River that then We dismis them from any further Charge to the ministry amongst us in the Village


October


Salem Village october the 11th 1712

   The Inhabitants of this village are hearby Required in her Majesties name to bring in a true account of their Estats unto the present Committee on tuesday next it being the 14lth of this Instant at or before 10: of the clock in the forenoon at the house of Decon Ingersolls in order to making of Rates for the minestry and also for the minestry house

By order of The Committee Daniell Rea jur Clark


December


Salem village December the 101th 1712

   The Inhabitants of this village are hearby Required in her majestes name to meett Togeather at their usuall place of meetteing on Tuseday next at one of the Clock in the after noon it being the 16lth of this Instant to Consider of the petetion of our neighbours that desire to be set of from us Which came from the Generall Court & to Chuse some sutable person & to Impower him to make objection against the same at sd court on the first fryday at the next sesions & also to Consider what shall be done about the mony that was Granted by the Town of Salem to the village for a Chool 

By order of The Committee Daniell Rea Ju Clark


Att a meetting of the Inhabitants of Salem village December the 16th 1712:

   1 votted that we make Choys of 3 men for to go to the Generall Court at ye next sesions for to make objections against ye petetion that came from ye Generall Court of our neighbours
  2ly votted that we make Choice of Capt Jonathan putnam Decon Edward putnam & mr Joseph putnam for to go to the Generall Court at ye next sesions to make Answer to ye sd petition 3ly votted yt we make Choice of Liet Benja putnam mr James putnam for to go to ye select men of our Town for that mony that was Granted by the Town of Salem to our village for a Chooll & Receve it
  4ly votted that those men shall pay to ye widow dealland five pounds which is her due for keeping schooll in ye village formerly that is of ye mony which they Receve of the Town & also to invite her for to come & keep chooll in ye village again & to Ingage her five pounds a year for 2 year of that mony that is granted to us by the Town for a chool &


[156] This Rate maid for ye re- This Rate maid for ye Rev- pairing of our minestry erend Mr Joseph Green in house in ye year 1712 ye year 1712


00 03 09 Widow Andrew 00 05 00 00 14 06 Daniell Andrew 00 18 00 00 05 00 Israell Andrew 00 06 00 00 06 09 John Allin 00 09 00 00 06 00 William Buckley 00 08 00 00 03 06 Thomas Bayley sr 00 05 00 00 04 06 Samuell Braybrook 00 06 00 00 13 04 Edward Bishope 00 18 00 00 09 00 Widow Brown 00 12 00 00 18 00 John Buxton sr 01 04 00 00 03 00 John Buxton jr 00 04 00 00 04 06 Joseph Buxton 00 06 00 00 04 05 Anthony Buxton 00 05 06 00 00 11 John Bery Land 00 01 06 00 05 00 John Brown 00 07 00 00 03 09 Isaac Burton 00 05 00 00 03 00 Nicholis Bayley 00 04 00 00 03 00 Thomas Bayley ju 00 04 00 00 03 00 Humphry Case 00 04 00 00 18 00 Ezekiell Cheever 01 03 00 00 03 00 Thomas Comins Land 00 04 00 00 01 01 Thomas Caves Land 00 01 06 00 03 09 John Darling 00 05 00 00 00 00 George Cloys 00 00 00 00 07 06 John Deall sr 00 10 00 00 03 04 John Deall ju 00 04 06 00 04 01 Benja Dealland 00 05 06 00 00 09 Capt william Dodg land 00 01 00 00 03 06 John Esty 00 05 00 00 08 00 Thomas Fuller sr 00 10 00 00 13 06 Jacob Fuller 00 18 00 00 06 09 Jno Fuller 00 09 00 01 07 00 Capt Thomas flint 01 16 00 00 06 09 John Fuller 00 09 00 00 13 00 Thomas flint jr 00 16 00 00 01 06 John Felton 00 2 00 00 04 06 Nathaniell felton 00 06 00 00 03 09 Joseph Fuller 00 05 00 00 09 06 Thomas Fuller ju 00 13 00 00 07 06 Benja Fuller 00 10 00 00 03 09 Samuell Fuler 00 05 00 00 12 00 John flint 00 14 00 00 03 02 Stephen flint 00 04 06 00 04 06 William fuller 00 06 00 00 13 06 Zachry Goodall sr 00 18 00 00 06 09 Zachry Goodall jr 00 09 00 __ __ __ 16 3 8


[157] The minestry house Rate 1712 The minesteys salery Rate 1712


00 11 03 Isaac Goodall 00 15 00 00 06 09 John Gilles 00 09 00 00 04 06 John Ganson 00 06 00 00 10 00 Samuell Goodalle 00 12 00 00 06 09 Abraham Goodalle 00 09 00 00 06 09 Joseph Goodall 00 09 00 00 09 00 Robert Huchinson 00 12 00 00 05 03 Richard Huchinson 00 07 00 00 05 03 Ambrose Huchinson 00 07 00 00 16 00 Joseph Huchinson 01 00 00 00 11 03 Joseph Holton 00 15 00 00 13 00 Henery Holton 00 16 00 00 00 09 John Herick 00 01 00 00 18 00 Joseph Herick 01 04 00 00 07 06 John Holton 00 10 00 00 10 06 John Huchinson 00 14 00 00 06 09 Benja Holton 00 09 00 00 12 00 Benja Huchinson 00 16 00 00 03 09 Jno Heyward 00 05 00 00 07 06 Nicholis Heyward 00 10 00 00 10 00 James Holton 00 14 00 00 01 06 Henery Herick 00 02 00 00 06 00 David Judd 00 08 00 00 00 00 Decon Ingersoll 00 00 00 00 06 00 Henery Keny 00 09 00 00 06 00 Thomas Kiny 00 08 00 00 03 09 John Kiny 00 05 00 00 02 03 Phillip Knight 00 03 00 00 12 00 John Leach 00 16 00 00 07 00 Samuell Leach 00 10 00 00 03 00 Phillip makintire 00 04 00 00 15 09 Samuell Nurse sr 01 01 00 00 06 09 Samuell Nurse jr 00 09 00 00 06 09 Isaac Needham 00 09 00 00 04 06 Thomas Nickols 00 06 00 00 09 00 Widow osborn 00 12 00 00 03 09 John osborn 00 05 00 01 19 00 Lieutt Benja Putnam 02 12 00 01 07 00 Captt Jno Putnam 01 15 00 00 07 06 Thomas Putnam 00 10 00 00 13 00 Eliazar Putnam 00 17 00 00 15 00 Widow Preston & sons 01 00 00 01 05 06 Joseph Porter 01 14 00 00 07 00 Samuell Porter 00 10 00 01 04 00 Decon Edward Putnam 01 12 00 00 10 06 Israell Porter 00 14 00 00 19 06 Joseph Pope 01 06 00


[158] The minestry house Rate 1712 The minesters Rate 1712


01 04 00 James Putnam 01 12 00 00 15 00 James Prince 01 00 00 00 10 06 Joseph Prince 00 14 00 01 03 00 John Putnam sr 01 10 00 00 18 00 John Putnam jr 01 04 00 00 13 06 James Phillips 00 18 00 00 05 03 Samuell Putnam 00 07 00 01 04 09 Joseph Putnam 01 13 00 00 07 00 Nathaniell Putnam 00 10 00 00 09 00 William Porter 00 12 00 00 04 06 Benja Pernall 00 06 00 01 04 00 Daniell Rea sr 01 12 00 00 07 06 Daniell Rea jr 00 11 00 00 09 00 Joshua Reas Estate 00 12 00 00 10 06 John Rea 00 14 00 00 05 03 James Rose 00 07 00 00 12 00 William Rusell sr 00 16 00 00 04 06 David Richinson 00 06 00 00 01 02 Ebenezar Rayment Land 00 01 06 00 05 03 James Smith 00 07 00 00 00 09 Nathaniell Rayment 00 01 00 00 05 06 Jno Rayment 00 07 06 00 01 02 Edward Rayment 00 01 06 00 10 06 Capt Thomas Rayment 00 14 00 00 03 04 Widow Smith & son Hazad 00 04 06 00 05 03 Benja Swinarton 00 07 00 00 06 09 Joseph Swinarton 00 09 00 00 10 06 Jasper Swinarton 00 14 00 00 09 09 Abraham Smith 00 12 00 00 09 09 William Small 00 13 00 00 04 06 Widow Swinarton 00 06 00 00 05 03 James Swinarton 00 07 00 00 18 00 John Tarball 01 04 00 00 01 01 Samuell Trask 00 01 06 00 04 06 John Trask 00 06 00 00 03 00 John Seavery 00 04 00 00 08 00 William Upton 00 12 00 00 08 00 Samuell Upton 00 12 00 00 06 00 Widow Walcutt 00 08 00 00 04 00 Jno Walcutt 00 06 00 00 12 00 John Walcutt 00 15 00 00 11 00 Joseph Whipple 00 15 00 00 15 00 Benja Wilkins sr 01 00 00 00 03 00 William Walcutt 00 04 00 00 05 03 Zachry White 00 07 00 00 03 09 Aqilla wilkins 00 05 00 00 03 09 Joseph wilkins 00 05 00


[159] The minestry house Rate 1712 The minesters Rate 1712


00 03 09 Benja wilkins jr 00 05 00 00 09 00 Thomas wilkins 00 12 00 00 03 09 Isaac wilkins 00 05 00 00 03 00 Josiah white 00 04 00 00 09 00 Henery wilkins 00 11 00 00 12 00 John wilkins 00 16 00 00 03 00 John wilkins ju 00 04 00 00 03 00 Edward Nichols 00 04 00 00 03 00 Thomas nelson 00 04 00 00 03 00 nathaniell Preble 00 04 00 00 03 00 Joshua Preble 00 04 00 00 03 00 Benja Rusell 00 04 00 00 00 00 william Rusell jr 00 00 00 00 00 00 Joseph white 00 00 00 00 03 00 Gabrill Wood 00 04 00 00 03 09 Thomas Darling 00 05 00 00 03 00 John Sibley 00 04 00 00 01 06 nathall felton ju 00 02 00 00 03 00 Walter Smith 00 04 06 0 00 11 Joseph Hooker 0 01 06

   Committee Benja Wilkins sr

John Tarball Eliazar Putnam Henery Holton Daniell Rea jun


Salem Village march 1714

   These may certify whom it may concern that I have received the full sum of seventy & eight pounds being my full salary in Salem Village for ye year 1712. I say Received 

Per me J : Green.


March


Salem Village march ye 11lth 1713

   The Inhabitants of this village are hereby Required in her Majesties name to meett togeather at their usuall place of meetting on monday next ye 16eth of this Instant at ten of ye Clock in ye forenone to Chuse a Committee for ye year Insueing & to give them Instructions & to Chuse a sutable man to keep our Book of Records this year & also to Chuse some men & to impowre them for to go to ye Town of Salem for yt money yt is Due to us for a schooll & also to Consider wheather it may not be Convenient yt mr Greens Rate shall be payd ye one half of it at ye half years end

By order of ye Committee Daniell Rea jr Clark


Att a Generall Meetting of the Inhabitants of Salem Village march the 16th 1713

   Chosen for this year for a Committee James putnam Thomas fuller ju Thomas flint ju Isaac Needham Joseph Porter ju
  [160] Voted that we make Choice of Thomas flint jr for to keep our book of Records this year Voted that ye Instructions for this year shall be that ye Committee shall Raise a Rate upon our Inhabitants of 78 pounds as Equally as thay can & pay in ye same to mr Green for his sallery this year 1713 & to have a Receipt Entred in our book of Records for it at or before ye first day of march next & that our Inhabitants shall pay half their Rates at each half Years End -- -


This Rate was made For The Maintanance of The Reverant Mr Joseph Green for This Present yeare Begining the 5th of january : 1713 ; and ending The 5th of January; 1714

Widow androw 00 05 00 Danil androw 01 04 00 isarell Androw 00 09 00 John allin 00 09 00 john Bareys Land 00 02 00 William Bukly 00 08 00 Thomas Baly senr 00 06 00 Samueall BraBrok 00 06 00 Edward Bishope 00 17 00 john Broun 00 08 00 widow Broun 00 13 00 John Buxton ser 01 00 00 john Buxton junr 00 05 00 joseph Buxton 00 07 00 Anthoney Buxton 00 06 00 Thomas darling 00 10 00 john Bareys land 00 01 06 isaac Burton 00 06 00 Nicholis Baly 00 05 00 Thomas Baly junr 00 04 00 humpry Case 00 06 00 ezekil Chever 01 00 00 Thomas Cominsis land 00 04 00 Thoma Caves land 00 02 00 Jorge Cloys 00 04 00 john Deel se 00 10 00 john Deel junr 00 05 00 Binjimin deelin 00 05 06 Cpt william doges land 00 01 00 john estey 00 08 00 Thomas Fuller se 00 07 00 jacoB fuller 00 17 00 jonathn fuller 00 09 00 Cpt Thomas flint 01 10 00 john fuller 00 09 00 Thomas flint jur 00 16 00 john faeltons land 00 02 00 Nat feltons land 00 06 00 joseph fuller 00 05 00 Thomas fuller ju 00 13 00 Beinjamun fuller 00 12 00 Samueall fuller 00 05 00 john flint 00 14 00 Stepen flint 00 04 00 william fuller 00 07 00 zacariah goodall 00 10 00 davied goodall 00 09 00 zacariah goodall jur 00 10 00 Isaac goodall 00 15 00 john gilles 00 09 00 john ganson 00 06 00 Samueall goodell 00 11 00 Abraham goodall 00 09 00 joseph goodall 00 10 00 Robort huchinson 00 12 00 Rechord huchinson 00 07 00 Ambrous huchinson 00 07 00 joseph huchinson 01 00 00 joseph holton 00 16 00 henery holton 00 16 00 john hericks land 00 01 00 joseph herick 01 04 00 john holton 00 10 00 john hutchinson 00 16 00 Benjamin holton 00 09 00 Benjamin huchinson 00 17 00 jonathn howard 00 05 00 Nicklis havward 00 10 00 James Holton [161] 00 08 00 henery herick 00 02 00 Davied Chude 00 08 00 K Henery Kneye 00 10 00 Thomas Keney 00 08 00 john kneye 00 06 00 Philep knght 00 03 00 L john lech 00 16 00 Sam lech 00 10 00 N Philep mackintir 00 04 00 Sam Nors se 01 02 00 Sam Nors junr 00 09 00 isaac Nedham 00 10 00 Thomas nickalls 00 06 00 o widow osBorn & sun 00 12 00 john osborn 00 05 00 john sebly 00 07 00 p L Benjamin Putnam 02 10 00 Cpt Jonathan Putnam 01 16 00 Thomas Putnam 00 10 00 eleaser Putnam 00 17 00 widow Presson & suns 01 00 00 joseph Portor 01 16 00 Sam Portor 00 10 00 Edward Putnam 01 12 00 isarell Portor 00 15 00 widow Poope 00 06 00 joseph Poope 01 00 00 james Putnam 01 13 00 james Prence 01 00 00 joseph Prence 00 14 00

  (To be continued)