Letter from Samuel Symonds to John Winthrop Jr (1606-1676)
Good Brother, - I presume you doe heare what is the yssue of the triall of the title of Castell-Hill; but had not the castle beene grounded vpon records & full testimony by the then Recorder, it might have bene shaken, as it wanted noe battering to doe it. There came in such testimony & pleasdings (as I doe assure my selfe) you never dreamed of. The xase was debated in Court the Tewsday afternoone, & the fore-noone the next day. The second grant was that which was endeavoured to have bene made voyde, & the first difficulty obtained.
Massachusetts--History--Colonial period--1600-1775; letters; Winthrop, John (1606-1676); Castle Hill (Ipswich, Mass.)
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