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OF THE

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN,

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N. Y.

THIS VOLUME CONTAINS THE ENTIRE RECORDS FROM 1856 TO DECEMBER,
1885, INCLUSIVE, COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDS, IN THEIR
ORDER, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SUPERVISOR
AND JUSTICES OF TIIE PEACE, AND PUBLISHED

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN.

NEW YORK :
BURR PRINTING HOUSE.

1893.

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I hereby certify that I have compared the printed records in this volume, with the original records in my office and found them to be literal and accurate transcripts thereof.

Roswell Davis, .

Town Clerk.

Yaphank, April, 1893.

PREFACE.

Auditors' Book.

Page. 8.

Resolution No. 2. Kugolved that the Records of the town of Brookhaven from the earliest period thereof down to the time covered by Resolution No. 2, passed April 1885, be copied and published under the direction of the Supervisor and Justices of the Peace.

Note. The above resolution was passed at the ensuing town meeting, in April 1886.

Page 9. “At the annual meeting of the Board of Brookhaven Town auditors, March 30th 1886, the following preamble and resolution was adopted :

Whereas the official term of Mr. James E. Bayles as Supervisor is about to expire, therefore,

Resolved that he be continued as one of the committee in the publication of the Town Records, until the work is completed.”

Page 13. "The following was passed by the Board of audit on Oct. 5th 1886.

Resolved that the Record Committee, consisting of Mess'rs William J. Weeks, George T. Osborn and James E, Bayles be continued as such committee until the Town Records shall be completed.”

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Records S be continued as, George T. Oal

Page 46. At a meeting of the Board of Audit held in Patchogue April 26, 1889, it was resolved that the Supervisor be added to the committee on Town Records and that said committee be authorized to make any arrangement they see fit to push the sale of said records."

Page 59. “ At a meeting of the Board of Town officers, March 4th, 1890, on motion of Justice Osborn, it was voted to raise the sum of Eight hundred and seventy five dollars, to continue the publication of the town records."

The above in the form of a resolution was submitted to the annual town meetion in April, 1890, and passed.

At a meeting of the committee (except Mr. Bayles) at the office of John M. Price, Supervisor, in Patchogue, Sept. 12th 1892, it was decided to accept the terins of the Burr Printing Ilouse for publishing the records from 1856 to 1885, (comprising 1405 pages of MS.,) and, as many copies of the preceding volume remained unsold, it was deemed that an edition of 500 copies of the present volume would be suflicient. Wm. J. Weeks was delegated to place the copy in the hands of the printers and supervise the work.

TABLE OF REFERENCES.

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY W. J. WEEKS.

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Acct of Moneys collected & disbursed, Baker......... ......

753 Act to prohibit fishing with nets in creek, Old Field...

471 " to protect shell fisheries in G. S. Bay.....

820 Agreement, Town & Wm. Smith, East Bay, 1790.. " & compact with committee from Islip.......

848 Almshouse, see also Poor House.

proposition to build a new one........
Resolve to repair.....

. 118 Assignment of a claim-"Sloop Home,” Stony Brook...

536 Attorney, T. S. Strong, resolution to pay. ............. counsellor on same terms...

95 Auditors appointed.......... ' Town, meet at Coram, Feb. 1884..

1040 “ annual meeting, March “ ..........

1041 “ 1885.... ...

066 Auditing Day, committee to consult some lawyer.. Avenue, Rail Road, Patchogue, voted for $125.......

Norton, Port Jefferson, “ “ $125. .......
Edwards, Patchogue, Record & Survey..

" Release of land..
Atlantic. " Record and Survey..

938 Carlton, E. Setauket

943 Barnum & Oak St., Port Jeff'n described. ......... 947

“ & Cemetery, consent and description....... 9.50-1 Ocean, C. E. Rose, obtained grant, East of.... ........ 998 Bay, Patchogue, shore granted to Jenkins.............. 1003 Handsome, Rob't Munns granted land under water...... 1012

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