OF THE COMMITTEE
Hundred Acres more for the use of the Country : Also in some
Convenient place on the outside of the Bounds of this Township, according to the Order of the General Court.
15thly.* That there be a Convenient Piece of Land, of about twenty or thirty acres, laid out in the Center of the Town, and set apart for the Common Use: as to set the Meeting House on, or School House ; or for a Training Place, or any other Publick Use to be left Common.
16thly. That for Incouragement of some persons to build a Cornmill ¥
Mill ß the Commitee do agree to allow to such person, or persons as shall undertake the same, Sixty Acres of Land for each mill and that as conveniently as may be adjoining to such Place, or Places as may be most meet for the Purpose, or best suit the Desires of such Undertakers; and do Grant all Conveniences of the Streams to such Persons, and free Liberty for Cutting Timber in the Commons for Boards, and such like uses : and their proportion according to other Grants in all after
Divisions of Land.
17thly. The Committee do Reserve Liberty in their Hands to Grant more Lots, over and above those first agreed on, if they find the place
will bear it afterward. Though some such Lots may be less in Quantity than the first Grants, and all such Lots according to the Quantity of Land they are Granted, shall also have their Proportions with others in ill after Divisions, and pay to all Common Charges as others do.
18thly. The Committee Do Order that all Persons who shall this Winter have Grants of Land made to them :
They shall before the 20th of May next declare to the Commitee their Acceptance thereof, on the Terms proposed; and that they
shall accordingly go on with Settlement
on their Lots: or Else Such Grants to them to be accounted as Null, and Void, and for all after Grants, the Grantees
shall within Three months Time after the Date of their Grants, alike declare to the
Committee their Acceptance thereof upon the Terms Proposed: and according to the Orders in the foregoing
Leaves: or else such Grant to them to be accounted as Null, and so to be Wholly Void,
If the Grantee do not Declare to the Commtee before "the time Expired acceptance
thereof Accordingly the Commtee having drawn up, the Orders aforesd: by Which
Orders, Conditions, or Agreements, they intend to Walk in, Making Grants of Allotments they read
the same to many Persons present: and left all to further Consideration till this
Day a fortnight, When they appointed to meet again: And gave Publick Notice of the
Meeting, that such as pleased might attend for Grants.
The Commtee for this New Plantation at Stony Brook Met Janry 26th, 1670.
Present J PYNCHON
GEORGE COLTON and
At this Meeting the Commtee again Considered the Particulars, and
* See p. 60.
¥ See p. 66.
ß See V. 64.
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