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tention as early as 1635—a committee being then appointed to consider the matter. At a town meeting held February 6, 1636 (27th 1637 n. s.) four of the inhabitants, viz., William Brackenbury, Ezekial Richeson, Thomas Ewar, and Ralph Sprague, were chosen to assist the selectmen in Stinting the common and considering of the great Lotts according to portion. They were to meet monthly for that purpose. In making their apportionment of rights in the common pasturage, the committee at this time (1627) decided to value a person at three cows, and in their records of later years, the size of a common or stint of land for one cow was one and one-half acres, so that it would seem from these records that each settler was entitled in this division to rights in four and one-half acres of grazing land, although this afterwards may have been changed. In 1638 the rights of the different owners in the Stinted pasture were registered in the town's book of possessions, and again in 1648 and in 165