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2D Mo. 11TH, 1864. To the City Council :
GENTLEMEN, I herewith transmit to you an extract from the records of the Plymouth Colony, from which it appears that the town of Dartmouth, which included within its limits the territory embraced within our city, was established in June, 1664: and believing it might be satisfactory to many of our citizens, that some public notice should be taken of the return of the Second Centennial Anniversary. of that event, permit me to suggest for your consideration the propriety of the adoption by the City Council of such measures for the commemmoration of that event, at some time during the coming summer, perhaps in the month of June, as in your judgment may be called for.
GEORGE HOWLAND, JUN., Mayor.
IN BOARD OF ALDERMEN,
February 11th, 1864. Referred to a Joint Special Committee of two of which the Mayor shall be one, with such as the other branch may join.
HENRY T. LEONARD, City Clerk.
IN COMMON COUNCIL,
February 11th, 1864.
W. A. CHURCH, Clerk.
His Honor, GEORGE HOWLAND, JUN., Mayor.
GEORGE F. KINGMAN, and
By subsequent orders of the City Council the sum of one thousand dollars was placed at the disposal of the committee, and five hundred copies of the proceedings directed to be published.
PLYMOUTH COLONY RECORDS.
COURT ORDERS. 1664 June 8
Att this Court, all that tracte of land called and known by the name of Acushena, Ponagansett and Coaksett is allowed by the Court to bee a townshipe: and the inhabitants thereof have libertie to make such orders as may conduce to theire good in towne consernments : and that the said towne bee hencforth called and knowne by the name of Dartmouth.
Fourth Book Court Orders, page 72.