|Collection||Historic Northampton Manuscript Collection|
|Dates of Creation||May 11, 1659|
|Extent of Description||1 item|
|Scope & Content||
Order of the General Court held at Boston, May 11, 1659.
Appointment of Capt. John Pinchon [John Pynchon], Sergt. Elizur Holyoake [Elizur Holyoke] and Samuele Chapin [Samuel Chapin] "to have full power and authority to governe the inhabitants of Springfeild [Springfield]" and to hear and determine civil and criminal cases. The last sentence of the appointment states "that Northampton be referred to Springfeild [Springfield]".