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Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England

Source: Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, editor, Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Volume 4, Part 2, 1661-1674 (Boston: The Press of William White, 1854).

[page 376]

1668.
27 May.
[607.]

 
Ansr to Jno LEWIS peticon. In ansr to the peticon of Jno LEWIS, the Court judgeth it meete to referr the peticoner to the County Court at Boston to remitt or abate his fine imposed as they shall see cause.
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 [page 377]

[607.]

 
1668.
27 May.
Ansr to Coopers petition, &c.
In answer to the petition of seuerall coopers, inhabitants of Boston & Charls Toune, the Court, hauing considered this petition, & also pervsed the lawe about caske & coopers, and finding the lawes haue prouided for rectifying many of the evills here mentioned, see not reason to determine any thing further at present, but doe order & appoint Capt Wm DAUIS, Capt Thomas LAKE, Mr Jno RICHARDS, Mr Laurenc HAMMOND, & Mr James RUSSELL to be a comittee for the ends desired, or any three of them, whereof Capt DAUIS to be one, & to appoint time & place, & call for any of the coopers to advise wth them, presenting their apphencons wt they judg meet to be donn to the next sessions of this Court.
[page 421]

1669.
19 May.

 
Order further to regulate coopers staues. Order further to regulate coopers staues.

Whereas the law, title Pipe Staues, page 64, prouides only for pipe staues for tite cask, & that hogshead staues & barrell staues, both of white & red oake, as well as pipe staues, are frequently transported & traffiqued in payments, it is ordered by this Court & the authority thereof, that all hogshead staues shall bee in length three foote two ynches or vpwards, not exceeding three foote fowre ynches, & all barrell staues shall bee in length thirty one ynches, all well & euen hewed or dressed, sufficiently for vse, as for pipe staues is expressed, whether of white or red oake; and all headings for pipe

[page 422]  
  staues, of any sort, to bee in length twenty eight ynches, & for hogsheads & barrells sutable to the cask to bee made thereof, & that it bee inserted in the oath appointed for uiewers of pipe staues, page 88, any thing in the aforesajd law to the contrary notwithstanding.
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