nt and impartial decision, he had a part.
Two curious items in the church records show that Deacon Stone was called on to take charge of the arrangements and pay the expenses of certain funerals.
They are as follows:—
March 16, 1668-9.
To Deacon Stone by a pair of Shooes and a pound of suger, because the deacon had silver though they cost him 4s 6d had 3s 6d
February 4, 1670.
Payd in silver, by the apoyntment of the committee for the mynister house unto the deputie governor Mr Francis Willoughby, by Deacon Stone and Thomas Chesholm, as appears by his discharge wch Deacon Stone hath, for the dischong of Mr. Mitchell's funerall the sum of 8 pounds, 13 shillings, 6 pence. I say the sum of £ 8 13s 6d
Mr. Mitchell had served the parish long and faithfully as its minister.
The last committee upon which Gregory Stone served was one which was to have charge of building a stone fence four feet high, with two gates, on the line between Watertown and Cambridge.
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