mll. Andrew. Walter Hasting. Zachartah Hicks. John Gove.
Mass Arch., CXXVIII. 115, 116.
On the same day, June 28, 1688, the Council passed the following order:—
Upon further hearing of the petition of Edward Randolph Esq., praying his Majesty's grant for a certain parcel or tract of vacant and unappropriated land, containing about seven hundred acres, lying between Spy Pond and Sanders Brook near Watertown in the County of Middlesex, as also a certain writing presented by Samuell Andrews and others of Cambridge, termed the reply of the proprietors of the lands lying between Saunders Brook and Spy Pond to an answer made to their address: but they declaring they had no authority to speak in behalf of others but only for themselves
They could not speak by the authority of the town, because the town was prohibited from holding meetings, except once in each year for the choice of officers. and by reason of the general description of the land petitioned for not knowing whe