n and leave thereto allowed The wch is offered to consideration per Joseph Prout.
There is still another, much smaller in size and closely written, in which Mr. Prout's queryes are answered and disposed of. After the above petition was folded it was endorsed on the back
In Council June 28, 1698.
Respited until the next Son
The General Court then, and for many years, met in two sessions each year, and the Council's action deferred action and gave time for the consideration of Mr. Prout's side of the matter.
At the next session favorable action was taken as follows:
Dec 26. 1698 Resolved That the petitioners be allowed what they hereiroughton and Wade.
Twenty-three years before, a verdict had been given against the former in favor of Symmes, whose meadows above Mistick ponds were flooded.
Yet Prout, who was then (in 1698) proprietor, declared thirty or forty years of use, which covered nearly the time since Broughton began.
We find no evidence that Brought