The following is a copy of the Vermont charter issued by the governor and council June 29, 1781:
"The Governor, Council and General Assembly of Vermont "To all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting:
"Know ye, that whereas it has been represented to us by our worthy friends, Capt. Aaron Stoors and Company, to the number of seventy-one, that there is a vacant Tract of Land within this State which has not beep heretofore granted, which they pray may be granted to them.
"We have therefore thought fit, for the due encouragement of settling a new plantation within this State and other valuable considerations herewith moving. . And Do by these Presents and in the name and by the authority of the Freemen of Vermont, Give and Grant unto said Aaron Stoors and the several Persons hereafter named, his associates, viz.: Thomas EDDY, Jas. BLODGETT, David WOODWARD, Asahel WOODWARD, Elijah PEMBER, Jehiel WOODWARD, Jos. KNEELAND, Steph. BURROUGHS, Henry BLODGETT, Jas. BLODGETT, Jr., Henry WALBRIDGE, Dan PARKER, Silas ADAMS, Moses BELKNAP, Joshua HINDEE, Jona. WALES, Ezra EDGERTON, John PAYNE, Barnabas PERKINS, Huckins STOORS, Huckins STOORS, Jr., Caleb CLARK, Barnabas HASKELL, David HODGES, Samuel RICHARDSON, Benjamin BIGGSBEE, Joseph GREEN, Stephen BOND, Joel KILBURNE, John LORD, John MANDEVILLES, Wm. LEWIS, John GOODRICH, Stephen FISK, Abraham WALLACE, Asa EDGERTON, Zebulon LATHROP, Jr, Eleazer HUNTINGTON, Israel CONVERSE, Bildad KIBBEE, Ariel EDGERTON, John WOODWARD, Zebulon HIBBARD, Dyer HIBBARD, Caleb CLARK, Jr., Edmund SHATTUCK, Noadiah BISSELL, Col. John HOUSE, Joseph GRISWOLD, James STEEL, Zadoc STEEL, James MCKENNEY, Jr., Andrew MCKENNEY, Moses VINCENT, Zenas ALDEN, Oliver PINNEY, Experience DAVIS, Elijah HOUSE, Bela TURNER, etc.
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