Of the duties of this committee, or of their report, we can only judge by the action of the Court.
March, 1647-8. It was voted by the whole Court that Mistick bridge, should be made and maintained by the County at the public charge.
This action of the General Court, placing upon the County the charge of maintaining Mistick bridge, was not satisfactory to Mr. Cradock's agent, as will be shown by the following action of the Court:
Oct. 27, 1648. In answer to the petition of Nic. Davidson in behalf of Mr. Cradock for the repairing and maintaining of Mistick bridge by the County, the said Mr. Davidson being sent for, the evidence he can give being heard and examined with the records of the General Court, it appears that the General Court did engage for an exemption from rates for that year, and finishing the same on their own charges, which accordingly hath been done.
That the troubles of Mr. Cradock's agent in regard to a safe and convenient way across Mistick riv