the remaining Indian Inhabitants for their Setling and Planting.
Is'a ADDINGTON Secry.
In the House of Representatives
Octo'r: 23th: 1713. Read
[Massachusetts Archives, cxiii, 600.]
The inhabitants of Groton had now become alarmed at the situation of affairs, fearing that the new town would take away some of their land. Through neglect the plan of the original grant, drawn up in the year 1668, had never been returned to the General Court for confirmation, as was customary in such cases; and this fact also excited further apprehension. It was not confirmed finally until February 10, 1717, several years after the incorporation of Nashobah.
In the General Court Records (ix, 263) in the State Library, under the date of June 18, 1713, it is entered:--
Upon reading a Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Groton, Praying that the Return & Plat of the Surveyor of their Township impowered by the General Court may be Accepted for the Settlement &