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Rutland -- Situate in the County of
Worcester 56 mile west of Boston & 13 mile Northwest
of Worcester -- from Surveys made between the years
1720 & 1729 the courses of the bounding lines; and from
various other Surveys the length of those lines round
the town of Rutland (includeing that part Let off to Pa-
xton) are assertained to be as follows viz begining
at the oreginal south east corner of Rutland [yn] N 12º W
4 mile. N 56º E 2 mile 115 rod. N 30º W 4 mile 210 rod S 60º
W 4 mile 170 rod S 11º E 6 mile 105 rod S 85º E 4 mile 190 rod.

Rutland -- formerly comprehended Oakham,
Barre, Hubbardston, part of Princeton and part
of Paxton -- But within a few years after its first
Grant; sixty persons, by contract with what was called the Grand Proprietors, undertook the settlement
of Rutland as delineated in this Plan, including what has since ben let off to Paxton; At what period
this happened dos not appear - but in June 1720 the Setters Petition the Committe for Rutland for
certain purposes, and in June 1721 the aforesaid Committe pass a vote confirming 54, out of 63, Rights
to persons therein named, as haveing done the setteling duty agreable to contract --

May 15, 1723 the Proprietors of the Setteling part of Rutland hold their first meeting and
Vote 150 acres to be laid out on each right for first Division --

Rutland is peculiarly a hill Country - it is not only the Source of Quaboag and Ware Rivers which
fall into thee Connecticut, but also a branch of Merrimac River rises here so that Rutland is
properly the highth of Land, and except Machuset, or Wachusit, Hill which lies NESW about
8 mile from Rutland Meeting House, there are no lands short of Monadnock in Newhampshire
which appear Higher then those in Rutland.

Brookfield was surveyed 1719 by Col. Tim Dwight and acording to him the course of the eastline
of that Town was South 18 30º W 8 mile - But in November 1766 this line was run by Capt Hosmer of
Concord and found to be S 0 0 30º East 9 mile 150 rod - the other boundary lines of Brookfield, both in its oreginal [original]
and present state, the lines between Western [Warren] and Brookfield; those round Hardwick, except the river, and
between New Braintree & Oakham, werer surveyed between the year 1766 & 1774, according to which they are
delineated in this plan.

In the year 1660 certain Inhabitants of Ipswich obtained from the General Court a grant of Six mile square near Quaboag.-
Brookfield, alias Quaboag, was the residence of a numerous tribe of Indians, whose principle village is noticed(?) in the Plan - in 1665
Shattoockquis, alias, Shadookis, in consideration of 300 fathom of wampumpeage sells for the use of the English planters at Quaboag a
Tract of land at Quaboag, bounded as follows "begining at a little meadow at the north end of the pond Quaboag called Podunk, and So to a
Hill Wullamanuck from there Northward or North and by east about three mile, and So westward off to the north end of Wikobaug Pond, takeing
in all the plains meadows and uplands from Podunk by Quaboag Pond, to Wikobaug Pond, all the land betweent
as that called Nacommuck " etc " and So through the plain to Wikobaug Pond and then down to Lashaway, and
from Lashaway down the River to a Brook called Naltaug, and So up that Brook to the head of it southward
and then from the head of that Brook to the verge of a hill called Asquoach and So down southward or south
east to that pond Quaboag" etc. etc. etc. In 1673 the Inhabitants ware Incorporated into a Township by
the name of Brookfield. In 1675 the Town was Burnt and the settlement brookup [broke up] , but was resetled
soon after and in 1719 the limits extended and fixed agreable to the oreginal Bounds marked in
this plan Sence which part has ben set off to make the Town of Western [Warren] another part to
New Braintree and a small tract to Ware leveing Brookfield in the Ireguler form in
which it appears in this Plan.-- March 30th 1785.


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