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of Cyrus Snell, southerly by the land of the widow Snell, and easterly, partly by land of Jonathan Copeland, and partly by land of Asa Copeland; and the said Edwin and Gamaliel were also seized in fee, and as tenants in common of one other tract or parcel of wood land, situated in said Bridgewater, containing about fourteen acres, and bounded northerly by land of Alfred Howard, westerly by land of Benjamin B. Howard, southerly by land of James Ames, and easterly by land of Thomas Howard ; and that it was agreed by and between the said Edwin, Gamaliel, and Thaddeus, that the said Thaddeus should convey and release to them, the said Edwin and Gamaliel, and their heirs and assigns forever, all his right, title, and interest in the two tracts of land, of which he, together with the said Edwin and Gamaliel, were seized as aforesaid ; and that in consideration thereof, the said Edwin and Gamaliel should convey to him, the said Thaddeus, his heirs and assigns forever, the last described tract of land: And that it was then further agreed between the said Edwin, and the said Gamaliel, that the said Edwin should convey and release to said Gamaliel, his heirs and assigns forever, all his, the said Edwin's right, title and interest in and to the tract of land, above mentioned, containing twenty nine acres; and that said Gamaliel, on his part, should convey and release to the said Edwin, bis heirs and assigns forever, all his, the said Gamaliel's right, title and interest in and to the tract of land above described, as containing thirty one acres; and that the said Edwin should pay the sum of two hundred dollars to the said Gamaliel, as the difference in value between the said lots; and that the said parties entered into possession accordingly; and that the possession and im- provement has so been had and continued to the present time, but that no deeds have ever been executed by said parties; and praying that he, the said Daniel Crane, in his said capacity of Administrator, may be authorized to execute and receive sufficient deeds, and to carry into effect the aforesaid agreement, which the said Thaddeus and Gamaliel are ready to do on their part:

Resolved, For reasons set forth in said petition, that the said Daniel Crane, Administrator, as aforesaid, be, and he hereby is authorized, in his said capacity, to receive from the said Thaddeus Howard and Gamaliel Howard, respectively, good and sufficient deeds of release and quit claim of

to the Gamalie describe in shovel, as he said,

all their right, title and interest in the tract of land containing thirty one acres, as above described, to be held as part of the real estate, and for the benefit of the legal representatives of the said Edwin Howard, deceased, or to be disposed of for the payment of his debts, under the same regulations and restrictions; and such deeds, so made to the said Daniel Crane, in his said capacity, shall have the same effect, in law, in all respects whatever, as if the same had been made to the said Edwin Howard, his heirs and assigns, in his life time, in pursuance of the aforesaid agreement. And the said Daniel Crane, Administrator, as aforesaid, is thereupon hereby further authorized to make and execute to the said Thaddeus Howard, his heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient deed of release and quit claim of all the right, title and interest which the said Edwin Howard had, or which his legal representatives now have, in the tract of land above described, as containing fourteen acres; and, also, to make and execute to the said Gamaliel Howard, bis heirs and assigns, a good and sufficient deed of release and quit claim of all the right, title and interest which the said Edwin Howard had, or which his legal representatives now have, in the tract of land above described, as containing thirty nine acres. And such deeds, so made by the said Daniel Crane, in his said capacity, shall have the same effect, in law, as if the same had been made by the said Edwin Howard, in his life time, in pursuance of the aforesaid agreement.

CHAP. XXII.

Resolve authorizing Agents of South Parish in Harwich,

to sell Lands in Brewster. June 15th, 1821.

On the petition of Agents of the South Parish of Harwich, in the County of Barnstable, and for reasons set forth in said petition ;

Resolved, That Obed Brooks, Elisha Doane, and Levi Snow, Agents of the said South Parish of Harwich, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, in behalf of said parish, to sell all the lands lying in the Town of Brewster, which was set off to the Town of Harwich, by virtue of an act, entitled " an act to divide the Town of Harwich, and to incorporate the northerly part thereof into a separate town, by the name of Brewster," passed February nineteenth, one thousand eight hundred and three, either at private sale, or public auction, as the Agents aforesaid shall think most advantageous for the interest of said parish. And the Agents aforesaid be, and they hereby are author. ized and empowered, good and sufficient deed or deeds thereof to make, execute and deliver to the purchaser or purchasers of the same, according to law; and that the proceeds of said lands, when sold, be appropriated to the repairs of the meeting house of said South Parisb, conformably to the prayer of the aforesaid petitioners.

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Resolve for paying Ward Lock. June 16th, 1821.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the Treasury of this Commonwealth, to Ward Lock, Assistant Messenger of the Governor and Council, two dollars for each and every day he has been, or may be employed in that capacity, during the present session of the Council.

CHAP. XXIV. Resolve for paying the Messenger of the General Court.

June 16th, 1821.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the public treasury, to Jacob Kuhn, in full for his services as Messenger to the General Court, and for his care of the State House, including those services mentioned in a resolve passed on the nineteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, for the year commencing the thirtieth day of. May last, one thousand dollars, payable quarterly year; and His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of Council, is requested to draw his warrant accordingly.

CHAP. XXV. Resolve appropriating $1000 for the purchase of Fuel.

June 16th, 1821.

Resolved, That there be paid out of the Treasury of this Commonwealth to Jacob Kuhn, Messenger of the General Court, the sum of one thousand dollars, to enable him to purchase fuel, and such other articles as may be necessary for the use of the General Court, together with the Governor's and Council Chamber, the Secretary's, Treasurer's and Adjutant General's Office, and also for the Land Office; he to be accountable for the expenditure of the same.

CHAP. XXVI.

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Resolve authorizing the Treasurer to borrow $50,000.

June 16th, 1821.

Resolved, That the Treasurer of this Commonwealth be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to borrow, of any of the banks in Boston, any sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, that may, at any time within the present year, be necessary for the payment of the ordinary demands made on the treasury; and that he pay any sum he may borrow, as soon as money sufficient for the purpose, and not otherwise appropriated, shall be received into the treasury.

Resolved, That the Treasurer be, and he hereby is authorized to exchange, upon the best terms in his power, any bills of banks in the country, which he may have in his possession, for bills of the banks in Boston, whenever he

may deem it for the interest of the Commonwealth so to do, for the purpose of repaying any money which he may have borrowed for the use of the Commonwealth.

CHAP. XXVII.

Resolve making appropriations for the Quarter Master

Generals Department, &c. June 16th, 1821.

Resolved, That the Adjutant General be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint a suitable person as Military Store Keeper; and the person so appointed shall be under the direction of the Adjutant General, and shall perform such services as shall be required of him, and shall follow 'and obey such instructions and orders, as he shall from time to time receive, relative to the care of the Laboratory in Boston, and the Arsenal in Cambridge, as well as to the preservation and distribution of the public property there deposited ; and the said Store Keeper shall be removable at the pleasure of the Adjutant General. And the person who shall be appointed Military Store Keeper shall be entitled to receive, in full compensation for his services, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars per annum; which shall be paid him in equal quarterly payments; and the said Store Keeper shall not be appointed for a longer term than to the end of the next session of this Legislature.

Resolved further, That the sum of six thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the use of the Quarter Master General's Department, for the purpose of repairing the public buildings, and for defraying the expenses of that department. And that His Excellency, by and with the advice of Council, be requested to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for the same, for such sums, and such periods as the public service shall require, in favor of the Adjutant General, for the application of which he is to be accountable.

Resolved further, That the Adjutant General be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to employ a Clerk in his office, in addition to the one allowed by the act passed the sixteenth day of February last, until the end of the next session of the present General Court.

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