Framingham - Historic Documents

Act of Incorporation

Upon a full hearing of the matters in difference between the
town of Sherborn and the inhabitants of the plantation of
Framingham, containing all that tract of land formerly granted
to Thomas Danforth, Esq., next adjoining to Sherborn upon the
North and Northerly.

ORDERED That the said plantation called Framingham, be from
henceforth a Township, retaining the name of Framingham; and
have and enjoy all priviledges of a town according to law:
Saving unto Sherborn all their rights of land granted by the
General Court to the first inhabitants, and those since purchased
by exchange with the Indians of Natick, or otherwise, and all
the Farms lying within the said Township according to former
grants of the General Court.

Consented to               BELLMONT (Royal Provincial Governor)

June 25, 1700