The 14 of November 1673

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 -

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