r of, that what the said fence shall be Adjudged worth at the end of the fore mentioned terme of one and twentie yeares: more than it is at this present: is to be payed unto the said Richard Sprague: or his Assignes:
The fence at present is Adjudged worth thirtie pounds by muttuel consent.
Signed And Delivred In the Presents of Richard Sprague, Solomon Phippes, Edward Burtt.
Lieutenant Sprague was one of the three brothers who, with four others, formed the exploring party sent by Endicott from Salem in 1628-29.
He was then but twenty-four years of age. They went out into an unknown country, following the Indian trail, and lighted on an uncouth wilderness, full of timber, and adjoining the farm Mr. Cradock's servants had planted.
He became a settler in the peninsula we know as Charlestown the next year with Governor Winthrop's company and was a man of note in the town.
Governor Winthrop died in 1647 but his farm was still in possession of the family and a fence was requi
per at Muckie on the west coast.
Narrative of Capt. Charles Endicott.At one o'clock in the morning of February 8, 1830,gether with the ship James Monroe of New York and the Governor Endicott of Salem, a boat appeared, which, on being hailed witis that?
responded, The Friendship of Qualah Battoo, Captain Endicott, with all that are left of us.
On further questionst boat started for the ship at about three o'clock. Captain Endicott, being at leisure, walked toward the beach where he nf the Palmer and the captains of the James Monroe and Governor Endicott met in council on the Governor Endicott.
It was deciGovernor Endicott.
It was decided to throw as many of the crews of the Governor Endicott and Palmer as could be spared onto the James Monroe, as she was thGovernor Endicott and Palmer as could be spared onto the James Monroe, as she was the largest vessel, and proceed to recover the Friendship by boarding—the other vessels to follow at a short distance.
It wahem proved to be part of the crew of the Friendship.
Captain Endicott's account continues:—
Their haggard and squalid