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Minutes of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct
St. Paul's Parish (Chowan Precinct)
April 04, 1703
Volume 01, Pages 568-570

[From the Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct.]

April ye 4th 1703.

At a Vestry holden at the House of Mrs. Sarah Gillam—
Present
The honoble Henderson Walker Esqr
Mr. William Duckenfield Church Warden
Mr. Edwd Smithwick Church Warden
Coll Wm Wilkinson
Capt. Thomas Leuten
Capt. Thomas Blount
Mr. Nicholas Crisp
Mr. Wm Banbury
Nathl Chevin

The Church Wardens &c. having agreed with Coll Wm Wilkinson for the Sending for a Standard of weights and Measures for the precinct and he having received the same from Boston comes and produces an account

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of the Same from under the Hand of Mr. William Welstead Mercht of Boston as followeth vizt

£
shll
d
5½ Cts one Qr Ct one 14lb at 20sh per Ct
2:
17:
6
One Brass Yard 25 shll One Iron Do at 2 shll
1:
7:
0
Three Brass Weights Vizt 4 C 2 &c.
0:
14:
0
One pair Brass Scales
0:
16:
0
One Wine Gallon pewter pot
0:
18:
0
One pottle and one Quart Do.
0:
15:
0
One ½ Bushel and one peck
0:
5:
0
Paid the Town Sealer for Sealing the Weights &c
0:
3:
8
Paid Porterage to the Vessel
0:
1:
0
First Cost—
£7:
17:
2

Ordered that Coll William Wilkinson deliver to Mr Edward Smithwick the aforesaid Weights and Measures who is impowered to keep the Same by act of Assembly &c and that Mr. Edward Smithwick give a Receit for the Same.

Whereas Robert Wilson who was kept by William Brethell for the Space of 2 or 3 months upon the Precinct Charge, and is dead and Coll Wilkinson declaring that he has paid unto the Said Brethell for the care and keeping of the Said Willson the Sum of eight pounds, which was the full Consideration for one whole year.

Ordered that William Brethell shall reimburse Coll William Wilkinson the aforesaid Eight pounds except So much as he shall make appear to have disburst for his Burial and the time he kept Him—

It being debated for a Reader to be agreed with to read divine Service

It is agreed that the Church Wardens shall make Choice of a Reader who shall remain until the next Vestry and if approved of by the Vestry shall remain and if not shall be paid for his time and discharged.

Information being made by Capt Thomas Blount that Elinor Adams by of Infirmity and Indigence is in great Danger of being lost for want of Assistance.

The Same being taken into Consideration—

Ordered that Captt. Thomas Blount treat with Docr Godfrey Spruill in order to her Cure and that Doctor Godfrey Spruil be paid for his physick and Care by the Church Wardens five pounds, and Capt. Thomas Blount is requested by Vestry to endeavour to oblige the Said Elenor to Serve the Doctor for the use of his House and nursing.

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There being three Church Bibles intended for this Country one whereof belongs to this precinct and the Same being Sent for to Williamsburgh by William Jones.

Ordered that the Church Wardens pay one third of the Charge for fetching in the Said Bibles.

There being want of Some Letters for the Stamping the Weights and Measures for the Standard. and Capt. Thomas Blount undertakes to make a Small Letter C for Stamping the Styllyards and potts and Weights &c and Larger C for the half Bushell and peck.