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ECCLESIASTICAL AND CIVIL,
WELLFLEET AND ORLEANS,
COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE, MASS.
From 1644 to 1844.
REV. ENOCH PRATT; OF BREWSTER,
PUBLISHED BY W. S. FISHER AND CO.
Situation and Boundaries of the Town—Description of the Town,
1 to 5
Notice of the place before the settlement of the English—Of the Indians, and the purchase of the territory from them, with the grant of the Colony Court,
6 to 12
Notice of the seven first settlers of Eastham, viz., Thomas Prince, John Doane, Nicholas Snow, Josias Cook, Richard Higgins, John Smalley, and Edward Bangs,
12 to 22
Notice of other settlers in the town, from 1646 to 1700,
22 to 31
Votes and proceedings of the Town, with some Acts of the Colony Court, from 1646 to 1690—Settlement of the Rev. Samuel Treat, with a sketch of his character, &c.—Men and money to carry on the War with the Narragansett Indians—King Philip's War, &c.—Letters from Bridgewater, Rehoboth, and Taunton, in answer to an invitation from the Cape Towns to come and live with them until their troubles with the Indians should be over, &c.
31 to 47
From the Union of the Old Colony with Massachusetts, in 1691, to the separation of Wellfleet, in 1763—New Patent granted by the King and Queen of England—Fisheries regulated by law—Money for support of the War—Meetinghouse repaired —Scarcity of Money—The Town School—Line settled between Eastham and Harwich—Death of Rev. Samuel Treat—Two new Meeting houses built—Settlement of the Rev. Mr. Osborn; his life and character; dismission by Council, and their result—Benjamin Webb settled, his character and death—Bills of Credit by General Court—Land Bank
—Petition for a new County below Yarmouth—Settlement of Rev. Joseph Crocker in the South part of the Town; his life and death, &c.—Settlement of Rev. Mr. Cheever in the North part,
47 to 73
Principal events and doings of the town from 1773 to 1797, when Orleans was separated—Settlement of Rev. Mr. Bascom in the South part of the Town—The part which the Town took in the Revolutionary War—Their Resolutions, Money, and Men, to carry it on—New Constitution—Paper money depreciated—Governor and other State Officers chosen by the People—Termination of the War—Settlement of Rev. Mr. Shaw, his character and death, &c.—Shipwrecks, &c.
73 to 85
From 1797 to 1844—Division of the Town—Orleans incorporated—Death of Gen. Washington—Town Records to belong to Orleans—Meeting house repaired and enlarged—War declared with England, &c.—The part the town took in it— Shipwrecks—Methodist Episcopal Church, 1820—Camp Meeting—Revision of the Constitution— Rev. Mr. Babcock settled—Dismissed, 1840—Rev. Mr. Hardy, his death, &c.—Church, third Congregation from Plymouth,
85 to 99
Deputies to Colony Court,
Representatives to the General Court,
Town Treasurers and Clerks,
Description of Wellfleet,
Notice of some of the first settlers,
113 to 116
North Precinct organized, &c.
Rev. Mr. Oakes first Minister,
Call and Settlement of Rev. Mr. Lewis,
Wellfleet set off as a District,
The votes and transactions of the District,
Resolutions and doings in reference to the Revolutionary War,
County Congress, &c.
Rev. Levi Whitman settled,
Death of Rev. Mr. Lewis,
Meeting house enlarged,
Episcopal Methodist Society,
Rev. Mr. Whitman's dismission,
Ordination of Rev. Timothy Davis,
Declaration of war with Great Britain,
Rev. Mr. Davis' Dismission,
Congregational Church, South part of the Town,
Rev. Stephen Bailey,
Call of Rev. Joseph Merrill,
Rev. W. H. Adams and Rev. J. Dodd,
Town Clerks, Representatives, and Selectmen,
Orleans, description of,
One hundred and thirty-seven Proprietors,
Ordination of Mr. Stillman Pratt,
Rev. Jacob White,
Ancient manners and customs,