Massachusetts Land Grants in Vermont
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Whilst the greatest effort has been made to ensure the quality of this text, due to the historical nature of this content, in some rare cases there may be minor issues with legibility. The petition of Samuel Hunt of Billerica for himself and other survivors of the soldiers of Captain Turner's Company who were in the battle at Turner's Falls in 1676 for a grant of land was presented to the General Court November 28, 1734. A township was granted to them; and a surveyor was authorized to lay out a township six miles square northward of Deerfield in the unappropriated lands of the Province and to return a plan of the same to the Court within twelve months.2 On December 24, 1735, Thomas Wells was au thorized to call the first meeting of the proprietors for organization.3 An additional grant was made to them of acres, and the plan for the township was accepted August 5.