Excerpt from The Early Records of the Town of Providence, Vol. 12 The work of collecting and printing the Early Records of the town of Providence was authorized by the following resolution of the City Council of the City of Providence, approved March 6, 1891: Resolved, That Horatio Rogers, George M. Carpenter and Edward Field are hereby appointed record commissioners, who shall serve without compensation, for the purpose of collecting and printing the Early Records of the town of Providence. And said commissioners are hereby authorized to expend the sum of one thousand dollars for collecting and printing said records, said sum to be charged to the appropriation for printing. Since the adoption of this resolution the City Council has, from time to time, provided for the continuation of the work. The present volume is the twelfth in the series of printed books, and reproduces in type what is kwn as Town Council Record No. 2, 1715-1732. This book contains the proceedings of the Town Council, sitting as a court of probate, and is devoted almost entirely to this class of records, although the granting of tavern licenses, with the attendant privilege of selling liquors, occupied some space. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.