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     May in

    Abt ye year 1710 | There having bin a riotous fray in & abt ye


                   Tavern made by some of or young folks, which

    made great disturbanc in ye Town: I stayed ye chh. to advise

    what was to be done in ye matter: when were chosen by ye chh.

    two brethren vizt D. Ezekll Jewet & C.[5] Samll Platts; & impowered

    by ye chh to Look into ye case & make yr returns to ye chh

         After some time ye brethren brot in 2 evidences about

    William Bennet wh were laid before ye chh, as follows vizt

            I ye subscriber here unto, was going by Jno Lunts & did see

            and hear a quarrelling, and did see William Bennet wth

            a knife in his hand, & did hear sd Bennet Say, I swear I

            will stabb any Man yt went to meddle with him;

            and One sd you won’t stabb me & he answered & said

            I wish ye Devil might have me ifn I do not; & did hear

            him speak many other bad words, & did see him fight

               owned before ye chh. 3d 10m 1710 | Moses Platts.


    May 1710 )  I being at Jno Lunts ye Tavern, I then

               saw William Bennet contending with

      Ebenr Heyden & in his Anger I heard him

      Swear that he woud kill him, & in ye same

      day I saw him pull George Dickinson off his

       Horse in the high way as witness my hand

                                        Joseph Scott

           own’d before the church

                 3d 10m 1710


    April ye 28 1714 ) Then William Bennet appear’d before

                     the chh made confession of his faults, & was

               restored to ye liberty of having his children baptized


    August 18. 1714 } were dismissed to ye chh in Almsbury. Abrahm Coleby

                     Sarah Silver. Dorothy Hadley. Rebecca Fowler.


    April 10 1715 } John Bennet & his wife Mary, appeared

                     before ye Chh owned yms. to have been

               Guilty of fornication, & were admonished for it.


    May 1. 1715   John Bennet & his Wife Mary made their

               Confession before ye chh in ye congregation &

          were restored to liberty for owning the covenant


    [5] Possibly an abbreviation for “Captain.”