sister Manning; and in 1643 the cow was yeelded to Elder Frost for his owne, but her value had shrunk to 15.
This is only one sign of the care which the church had for the poor, and it illustrates, also, the simplicity of the times.
Here are a few records of disbursements:--
Given to our brother Hall toward the rearing of his house that was blown down100
For the refreshing of brother Sill in time of fayntnes sent him 4 pints of sack024
Paid to my brother Cane for goinge to Salem with a message to Mr. Philips when he was about to come to us500
Payd my brother Towne for paynes taken more than ordinary in making cleane the meetinge house in the time of its repayringe0120
Payd for 9 times going to call the church together at 8d. a time060
Given to our sister Grissell in a hard time050
Sent our sister Manning a leg of mutton011
Payd Mr. Palsgrave for physic for our sister Albone 026
Payd for a goat for goody Albone to goodman Prentiss 010
Payd to John Shepheard fo