GRANTS, PETITIONS AND DEEDS.
and that they take care for the procuring, and maintaining some able minister there: and that not above 80 acres of land be granted to any one person, or family till at least twenty famylies be settled there:
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO THE GENERAL COURT.*
May 20th, 1674. The Honord General Court in October 1670 having granted a tract of Land to the content of sixe miles square on the West Side of the Ryuer Connecticot, between Springfield and Windsor, to severall persons for a plantation: and
having likewise appointed a Comittee to manage the affaires thereof; the sayd Comittee hereto subscribing, did lay out the bounds of the sayd plantation on the 21st of March 1671, and would have made returne thereof to the
Honnord Generall Court there next following; had not they delayed in refference to the setling the line between this Colony and Connecticott Colony, which possibly might have occasioned some alteration.
¥ But that Colony not manifesting their acceptance of the concession of this
Court---The said Comittee haue thought it meet: severall familyes being there already
setled---not to delay any longer, but now to make return to this Honord Court of their worke in laying out the bounds of the
sd Plantation : Which are as followeth: The North bounds of this new plantation : joyning to
Springfield South Bounds, on the west side of the Connecticot Ryuer is at a little gutter about
halfe a mile below the Brooke commonly called the three mile brooke below Lieut.
Cooper's house viz! At two tall
middling trees standing about two foote from each other, the one a walnut, the "other an oak, which stands on the knap or brow of the bill on the north side of that gutter by the great Ryuer Side, within
three or fower rod, where the gutter emptyes itselfe into the Great River---The sayd trees being marked: are the north bounds of this new
plantation---and thence the bounds run upon the due west line about fower miles and a half from the Ryuer Connecticott: till it meet with Westfield Bounds: and from the sayd two trees, the East bound is the
sd Ryuer Connecticott and is sixe miles southward upon the square from the sayd west line.
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