1642The town placed restrictions on cutting the timber from common lands.Economy and Industry, Industry

Town Records, Book 1, 1642-1714, pg 3
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Town Records, Book 1, 1642-1714, pg 3

“It is ordered that no man shall have libertie to move any Timber to make sale of it out of the plantation either for plankes clapbord boultes boards or the like without leave upon paine of five shillings in the pound upon everie sum that shall be raised.”

Gloucester Town Records, 1642-1715. Vol. 1, 1715, https://archive.org/details/GLOTownRecords16921715Images
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