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there, from the Atlantick and western sea and ocean on the
east part, to the south sea on the west part, and all lands.
and grounds, place and places, soils, wood and wood
grounds, havens, ports, rivers, waters, fishing and heredi
taments whatsoever, lying within the faid bounds and limits,
and every part and parcel thereof, and also all islands lying
in America aforfaid in the said seas or either of them on the
westerne or easterne coasts or parts of the faid tracts of lands
by the said indenture mentioned to be given, granted, bar-
gained, sold, enfeoffed, aliened and confirmed or any of
them: And also all mines and mineralls, as well royall
mines of gould and silver, as other mines and mineralls what-
soever in the said lands and premisses or any part thereof:
And all jurisdictions, rights, royalties, liberties, freedoms,
immunities, priviledges, franchises, preheminencies, and
commodities whatsoever, which they the said Councel esta-
blished at Plymouth in the county of Devon for the plant-
ing ruling ordering and governing of New-England in
America then had or might use, exercise or enjoy, in and
within the said lands and premisses by the said indenture
mentioned to be given, granted, bargained, fould, enfeoffed

and confirmed, or in or within any part or parcel thereof. Habendum. To have and to hould the said part of New England in

America which lyeth and extends and is abutted as aforesaid, and every part and parcel thereof: And all the said islands, rivers, ports, havens, waters, fishings, mines and minerals, jurisdictions, franchises, royalties, liberties, priviledges, commodities, heredicaments and premisses whatsoever, with the appurtenances, unto the faid Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott and Symon Whetcomb, their heirs and assignes, and their associates, to the only proper and absolute use and behoof of the said Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott and Symon Whetcomb, their heires and affignes, and associates for evermore. To be houlden of us, our heirs and successors, as of our mannor of East-Greenwich in

the county of Kent, in free and common soccage, and not Rent. in capite, nor by knights service, yielding and paying there

fore unto us, our heirs and successors, the fifth part of the oare of gould and silver which shall from time to time and at all times hereafter happen to be found, gotten, had and obtained, in any of the said lands within the said limits, or in or within any part thereof, for and in satisfaction of all manner of duties, demands and services whatsoever, to be

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done, made or paid to us, our heirs or fucceffors, as in and by the said recited indenture more at lardge may appear. Now know ye, that we, at the humble suite and petition of the said Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, and Symon Whetcomb, and of others whom they have associated unto them, Have, for divers good causes and considerations us Confirmamoving, granted and confirmed, and by these presents of tion of the

said last re. our especiail grace, certain knowledge and meere motion, do cited gra grant and confirm unto the said Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir by the King. John Younge, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, and Symon Whetcomb, and to their associates hereafter named (vide licet) Sir Richard Saltonstall, Knt. Isaac Johnson, Samuel Aldersey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathanael Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, Williams Vassall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, their heirs and assignes, all the said part of New England in America, lyeing and extending betweene the bounds and limits in the said recited indenture expreffed, and all lands and grounds, place and places, soyles, wood and wood grounds, havens, ports, rivers, waters, mines, mineralis, jurifdictions, rights, royalties, liberties, freedoms, immunities, priviledges, franchises, preheminences, hereditaments and commodities whatsoever to them the said Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott and Simon Whetcombe, their heirs and affignes, and to their associates by the faid recited indenture given, granted, bargained, sould, enfeoffed, aliened and confirmed, or mentioned or intended thereby to be given, granted, bargained, rould, enfeoffed, aliened and confirmed. To have and Habendum. to hould the said part of New England in America and other the premisses hereby mentioned to be granted and confirmed and every part or parcel} thereof, with the appurtenances, unto the said Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe, Isaac Johnson, Samuel Alderfey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increafé Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne,

Thomas Hutchins, William Vaffall, William Pinchon, and
George Foxcroft, their heirs and aftagnes for ever, to their

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only proper and absolute use and behoofe for evermore. Tą. be houlden of us our heirs and succefTours as of our mannor

of East Greenwich aforesaid in free and common foccage, Rent. and not in capite nor by knights service, and also yielding

and paying therefore to us our heirs and successours the fifth part only of all oare of gould and silver, which from time to time and at all times hereafter shall be there gotten, had or obtained, for all services, exactions and demands whatsoever,

according to the tenure and reservation in the said recited in, Grant of the denture expressed. And further know ye, that of our more same tract especiall grace, certain knowledge and meere motion, we have of Land to the same given an

he given and granted, and by these presents do for us our heirs persons by and successors give and grant unto the said Sir Henry Rofewell, the King Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Thomas South. himself,

cott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Simon Whetcombe, Isaac Johnson, Samuel Alderfy, John Ven, Matthew Crad. dock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vassall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, their heirs and affignes, all that part of New-England in America which lies and extends between a great river there commonly called Monomack river, alias Merrymack river, and a certain other river there called Charles river, being in the bottom of a certain bay there commonly called Massachusets, alias Matta. chusets, alias Massatusets bay, and also all and singular those lánds and hereditaments whatsoever lying within the space of three English miles on the south part of the faid river called Charles river, or of any or every part thereof, and also all and fingular the lands and hereditaments whatsoever lyeing and being within the space of three English miles to the southward of the fouthermoft part of the said bay called Massachusetts, alias Mattachusetts, alias Massatusets bay. And also all those lands and hereditaments whatsoever which lye and be within the space of three English miles to the northward of the said river called Monoinack, alias Merrimack, or to the northward of any and every part thereof, and all lands and hereditaments whatsoever lyeing within the limits aforefaid north and south in latitude and breadth, and in length and longitude of and within all the breadth aforesaid throughout the maine lands there, from the Atlantick and western sea and ocean on the east part, to the south sea on the west parte, and all lands and grounds, place and places, soyles, wood and wood grounds, havens, ports, rivers, waters and hereditaments whatsoever

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lyeing within the said bounds and limits, and every part and parcel thereof, and also all islands in America aforesaid in the said seas cr either of them, on the western or eastern coaftes, or partes of the said tracts of lands hereby mentioned to be given or granted or any of them, and all mines and mineralls as well royall mines of gould and silver as other mines and mineralls whatsoever in the said lands and premisles or any part thereof, and free liberty of fishing in or within any the rivers or waters within the bounds and limits aforesaid and the feas thereunto adjoining, and all fishes, royal fishes, whales, balan, sturgeon, and other fishes of what kind or nature soever, that shall at any time hereafter be taken in or within the said seas or waters or any of them, by the said Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe, Isaac Johnson, Samuel Aldersey, John Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel Vaffalí, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William Vasfall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, their heirs and allignes, or by any other person or persons whatsoever there inhabiting, by them or any of them appointed to fith therein. Provided always that if the said lands, Provifoe. islands, or anyother the premisses herein before mentioned, and by these presents intended and meant to be granted, were at the time of the granting of the said former letters patents, dạted the third day of November, in the eighteenth yeare of our faid deare fathers reigne aforesaid, actually possessed or inhabited by any other christian prince or state, or were within the bounds, limits, or territories of that southerne colonie then before granted by our faid late father to be planted by divers of his loveing subjects in the south parts of America, that then this present grant shall not extend to any such parts of parcells thereof, so formerly inhabited or lying within the bounds of the southern plantation as aforesaid, but as to those parts or parcells so poffefsed or inhabited by such christian prince or state, or being within the bounds aforesaid, shall be utterly voide, these presents or any thing therein con-'. tained to the contrary notwithstanding. To have and to hould, Habendum. possess and enjoy the raid parts of New-England in America, which lye, extend and are abutted as aforesaid and every part and parcell thereof, and all the islands, rivers, ports, harens, waters, fishings, fishes, mines, minerals, jurisdictions, franchifes, royalties, liberties, priviledges, commodities and premisses whatsoever, with the appurtenances, unto the said

Sir Henry Rosewell, Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Salton.
stall,, Thomas Southcott, John Humfrey, John Endecott,
Symon Whetcombe, Isaac Johnson, Samuel Aldersey, John
Ven, Matthew Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell,
Richard Perry, Richard Bellingham. Nathaniell Wright,
Samuel Vaffal, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas
Adams, John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins,
William Vaffall, William Pinchon and George Foxcroft,
their heirs and assignes forever, to the only proper and
absolute use and behoofe of the said Sir Henry Rosewell,
Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Thomas South-
cott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe,
Isaac Johnson, Samuel Aldersey, John Ven, Matthew
Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard
Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel
Vassall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams,
John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William

Vassall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcrofte, their "Tenure. heires and assignes forevermore, To be houlden of us, our

heirs and successours, as our mannor of East Greenwich in the county of Kent within our realme of England, in free

and common soccage, and not in capite, nor by knights Rent. service, and also yeelding and paying therefore to us, our

heires and successors the fifth part only of all oare of gould and silver which from time to time and at all times hereafter shall be there gotten, had or obtained, for all services, exactions and demands whatsoever. Provided alwayes and our expresse will and meaneing is, that onely one fifth part of the gould and silver oare above mentioned in the whole, and no more, be reserved or payeable unto us, our heirs and succeffours, by colour or vertue of these presents, the double re

servations or recitals aforesaid, or any thing therein contained Necessity of notwithstanding. And for as much as the good and prolgood Go- perous successe of the plantation of the said parts of New. vernment

England aforesaid intended by the said Sir Henry Rosewell, cess of the Sir John Younge, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Thomas South

oded cott, John Humfrey, John Endecott, Symon Whetcombe, Plantation. »

Isaac Johnson, Samuel Alderfey, John Ven, Matthew
Craddock, George Harwood, Increase Nowell, Richard
Perry, Richard Bellingham, Nathaniel Wright, Samuel
Vaffall, Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Goffe, Thomas Adams,
John Browne, Samuel Browne, Thomas Hutchins, William
Vafall, William Pinchon, and George Foxcroft, to be
fpeedily sett upon, cannot but chiefely depend, next under
the bleffing of Almighty God and the support of our royal

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