Taken from Easton Town Records, Vol. 2, (1789 - 1816) (pages 32
- 33, 34 - 35, 35
- 37, 45, 46,
70 - 71, 92
- 93, 93, 105
- 106) Transcribed by Barbara Tourtillott on August 10, 2001 Words
surrounded by brackets [ ] are the transcriber's interpretation of what
the word is most likely trying to say. The information is typed letter
for letter from the original document. Great care has been taken to
leave the spellings of each word as they appeared in the original document.
Bristol ss. To either of the constables of the town of Easton, in
said County, Greeting:
You are in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts directed to
warn and give notice unto Simon Starnes of Sharon or Stoughton in
the County of Suffok, labourer, and Widow Elisabeth White, of
Mansfield in the County of Bristol, spinster; and Asaph Howard
of Bridgwater [Bridgewater] in the County of Plymouth, husbandman;
and Elijah Story of Norton in the County of Bristol, labourer;
and Nicholas Drew of Plymouth in the County of Plymouth, labourer;
and Ross Willis, Negro woman, of Taunton in the County of
Bristol, who have lately come into this town for the purpose of
abideing therein, haveing not obtained the town's consent therefore,
that they with their families and others under their care depart the
limmits thereof within fifteen days.
And of this precept with your doings thereon you are to make return
into the office of the Clerk of this town within twenty four days next
comeing, that such further proceedings may be had in the premises as
the law directs.
our hands and seals at Easton aforesaid, this eighteenth day of
February A.D. one thousand seven hundred and ninety one.
A True Record
pr. Elijah Howard,
ss. By virtue of this precept I have notified and warned all the
within as the law directs. Easton, March ye 9th 1791.
|| A true
record pr Elijah Howard, Town Clerk.
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