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COLLECTIONS



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SECOND SERIES



DOCUMENTARY

HISTOKY OF THE STATE OF MAINE



VOL. XIII



CONTAINING



THE BAXTER MANUSCRIPTS



EDITED



By JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A. M., Litt. D.



PUBLISHED BY THE MAINE HISTOKICAL SOCIETY, AIDED BY
APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE STATE



P O II T L A N D
L E F A V O R- T O W E R C OM P A N Y

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Copyright 1909
By the Maine Historical Society



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PREFACE



THIS volume contains correspondence of Thomas Pow-
nall, whose prudent administration of affairs during his
incumbency of the important office of Royal Governor of
Massachusetts entitles him to an honorable place in our
colonial history.

The publication of Charles A. W. Pownall's recent book
" Thomas Pownall, M.P. F.R.S. Governor of Massachusetts
Bay etc. etc., 1722-1805 ", in which he makes a notable
addition to the controversy respecting the authorship of the
Junius letters, which he believes should be ascribed to the
Governor, will lend to this correspondence increased interest.
A comparison of the hand writing of Governor Pownall with
that of Junius strongly supports the claim of his kinsman,
and we are obliged to pass unquestioned his assertion that
the Governor's knowledge of political conditions especially
fitted him for writing them. He says, " That no place in
the province which this Governor worked so hard for while
there, and had so deep an affection for always, derives its
name from him. What is now Dresden on the Kennebec
river, in the region which his expeditions opened for settle-
ment was at first called Pownalborough, but at the beginning
of the last century the present designation was adopted ".

I was very glad to assure him that Governor Pownall has



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not been forgotten, and that a thriving town in this State
bears his name.

I wish to acknowledge my indebtedness and that of the
Society to Mr. Edward Denham, New Bedford, Mass., for
his invaluable services in preparing the index for this and
former volumes of the Documentary History.

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER,

61 Deering Street,

Portland, Me.
September 15, 1909.



CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS



1755



1756



Sept.



Sept.

Sept.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

Nov.

Nov.

Feb.

Mar.

Mar.

Mar.

Mar.

April

April

April

April

April

April

May

May

May

May

June
June
July



12 Letter, W^ Millar to Lt Gov. Phips,
" T. Fletcher to Lt Gov. Phips,
Message, S. Phips,

24 Speech, S. Phips,

27 Letter, Lt Gov. Phips to Capt. W™ Lithgow,

3 Message, T. Hubbard Spkr, ....

3 " S. Phips,

14 Letter Caj^t. Sam'l Goodwin to Lt Gov. Phips,

1^ 11 il (i i( (1 (I U (I

17 " Capt. Wm Lithgow to Josiah Willard
Secy,

17 " Capt. Sam'l Goodwin to Lt Gov. Phips,

1*7 U (1 U 11 11 U 11 11

18 " Capt. Wm Lithgow to Lt Gov. Phips,
18 An Inclosure,

20 Letter, Capt. Wm Lithgow to Lt Gov. Phips,
28 Message,

6 Letter to Capt. Saml Goodwin,

21 " Capt. John Lane to Josiah Willard, Secy,

22 " Capt. George Berry to Lt. Gov. Phips,

25 " Capt. Thos Fletcher to Lt. Gov. Phips,

23 " Samuel White to Josiah Willard, Secy,
8 Message, W. Shirley,

Letter, Capt. Wm. Lithgow to Gov. Shirley,

24 " T. Fletcher to Lt. Gov. Phips,

26 " Capt. Alexr Nikels to Gov. Shirley, .

7 Message, W. Shirley, ....

8 Broad Bay. Vote,

9 Message, W. Shirley, ....

14 Gov. Shirleys Message "March 1756," .

17 Letter, Capt. George Berry to Lt Gov. Phips,
30 " Sir Wm Pepperrell to Lt Gov. Phips,

15 " Capt. J. Freeman to Lt Gov. Phips,
20 " John Minot to Gov. Shirley,

25 " Capt. Matth3 Remley to Lieut. Gov

Phips,

26 Phillipstown, Petition, ....
Brunswick, Petition, .....

7 New Gloucester, Petition, ....
12 Letter, Sam'l Howard to Gov. Shirley, .
23 " Lt Gov. Phips to Capt Sam'l Goodwin,



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April 28



" Lt Gov. Phips to Capt. A. Nickels Jr, .
26 " Enoch Freeman to Lt Gov. Phips,

16 Message, W. Shirley,

26 Letter, Gov. Shirley to Maj. E. Freeman,

Message, W. Shirley,

7 11 tt 11

• • • • *

9 Vote,

Letter to Sir Wm Peperel & Sam'l Waldo, .
Merryconege Neck, Petition, ....
26 Letter, L* Gov. Phips to Maj. Freeman,

" Lt Gov. Phips to Capt. Freeman and
others,

1 Letter, Enoch Freeman to Lt Gov. Phips,

2 " John Greenleaf to Lt Gov, Phips,
23 " Jabez Bradbury to Josiah Willard

Secy,

17 Letter, John Rous to Lt Gov. Phips,
Certificate of Soldiers in the King's Service,

8 Letter Sir W™ Pepperrill to Lt Gov. Phips,



May
May
May

May



May
May
May



May
May



15 " Capt. W™ Lithgow to " "

12 " Ezkl Gushing to the Council,

15 " The Council to Col. Ezkl Gushing,

" The Council to Capt. Alexr Nichols, .

" Benj. Burton to the Council, .

" Andrew Oliver to Col. Gushing &

Major Freeman,

Letter, Andrew Oliver to S' W™ Pepperrell,
2 " Sir Wm Pepperrell to the Council,
9 " C. C. Leissner to Sr Wm Pepperrell, .
10 " Col. Ezkl Gushing to Andrew Oliver Secy,

A List of names for His Majestys Service,
21 Letter, John Tasker & J. Fowle to A. Oliver

Secy,

Letter, John Tasker to A. Oliver Secy,
12 *' John Osborne to Lord Loudoun,

17 " Joshua Freeman to the Council, .

18 " James Howard to the Council, .
" from Samuel Goodwin,

Copy of record,



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28



Letter, Capt. W™ Lithgow to the Council,

" C. C. Leissner to Sr W™ Pepperrell,
Answer of the First Parish of No. Yarmouth,



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PAGE

1757 Petition of Second Parish town of No.

Yarmouth, 75

June 2 Declaration of Joseph Cox & others, . . T6

June 3 Letter, Ezeki Gushing to the Council, . . 77

June 6 Falmouth Petition, 78

New Castle Petition, 80

June 15 Letter, Israel Herrick to the Council, . . 82

Jane 17 " Enoch Freeman to the Council, . . 82

'' sr Wm Pepperrell to the Council, . 84
July 13 " Boyce Cooper & others to Sr W^

Pepperrell, 84

July 20 "Inhabitants of Pearson Town's Petition," 85

Aug. 8 Directions to S^ W™ Pepperrell, ... 86
Aug. 10 Extract of a letter from Colo Partridge to Gov

Pownal, 88

Letter, Gov. Pownal to Sr Wm Pepperrell, , 88

Aug. 13 " " " " " " " . 89

tt It 11 It (( tl It QQ

Cols Williams & Ruggles to Sr Wm

Pepperrell, 93

Letter, James Delancy to Cols Williams and

Ruggles, 92

Aug. 14 Letter, Gov. Pownall to Sr W™ Pepperrell, . 90

Aug. 15 " Sr Wm Pepperrell to Gov. Pownall, , 91

11 tt tt tt tt tt tl QQ

Cols Williams & Ruggles to Sr W™

Pepperrell, 92

Letter, Sr Wm Pepperrill to Capt Christie, . 97

Aug. 17 Letter, Gov. Pownall to Sir Wm Pepperrell, . 99

Petition of Capt Moses Pearson, . . . 101

Aug. Broad Bay Petitoin, 102

Aug. Lebanon, Petition, 103

Aug. 19 Answer, 106

Letter, Col. John Worthington to Col. Murray, 107

Aug. 24 " Sir Wm Pepperrell to Gov. Pownall, . 108
Aug. 25 " Sr Wm Pepperrill to Col. Jno

Worthington, 98

Petition, Richard Cutt and Timothy Gerrish

Admora, 98

Sept. 10 Letter, Sir Wm Pepperrell to Gov. Pownall, 108
Oct. 17 Certificate signed by Town Treasurer in re

School, 109

Nov. 23 Petition, David Butler Admor & Martha Hatch,

Widow, 110

Dec. Report of Committee, Ill



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1768



1769



Dec. 7 Letter, Lord Colvill to Gov. Pownall,

Merryconeag Neck incorporated into a separate
District, ....

Message,

Jan. New Marblehead Report, .

Govr Pownal's Letter to Mr Pitt
of our Inland Frontiers,
Jan. 21 Message, Gov. Pownall,



Jan.


24


Jan.


25


Feb.


16


Mar.


17



Sept.
Oct.



Nov.

Nov.
Nov.



of the Defense



30

4

10



Mar.

Sept.

Oct.

Dec.

Jan.

Jan.

Feb.
Feb.
Feb.

Mar.

May

June

June

June



June 7



June
July



Letter, Capt. Wm Lithgow to Gov. Pownall,
" Chas Apthorp & Son & Thos Hancock,

to Gov. Pownall,

24 Petition of Chas Apthorp & others.
Petition of William Merritt,
Letter, Gov. Pownall to the Rt. Hon. Wm. Pitt,

Speech, Gov. Pownall,

Letter from James Howard,

Petition of the Inhabitants of New Marblehead

17 Message,

Letter from W™ Lithgow "without date"

1 Message, .

12 Letter, John McKechnie to Gov. Pownall,
24 " to Mr. McKetchie, ....

" " Gov. Pownall to Col. Preble,"
17 Memorial of Fishermen to Gov. Pownall,
28 New Marblehead Meeting House, .

Petition of Proprietors of Neguassett,

1 Speech, Gov. Pownall, ....

6 Message, Gov. Pownall, ....

Report of Committee with a true copy of the

Original Grant and names of the Original

Grantees,

Petition of the Brethren of the Second church
and Parish in Falmouth, ....

16 Report & Order thereon,

Petition of the Inhabitants of the
Parish in Falmouth, ....
3 Letter from Saml Harnden,
3 Speech, Gov. Pownall, ....
Act for incorporating Inhabitants Neguasset
Petition of Wait Wadsworth & others,

6 Message,

Frankfort, Petition June 6, 1759, .
9 Message to His Excellency,
20 Govr Pownall to Mr Secretary Pitt,



Second



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XI



1759 Dec. Petition of Rain Curtis,

Gorhamtown, Petition, .....

1760 Jan. State of the case between First parish in Fal-

mouth & Cape Elizabeth, ....

Jan. 2 Speech, Gov. Pownall,

Jan. 3 Petition of Robt Carver,

Jan. 18 Report of Committee upon petition of Ezkl

Cushing & others of 2nd Parish in Falmouth,
Jan. 30 Charter (Francfort), ....
Mar. 4 Letter, Col. Jedii Preble to Gov. Pownall,
Mar. 21 Message- Gov. Pownall,
Mar. 24 Petition of Jacob Ilamblen & Hugh M^lellan in

re Narraganset Township No. 7,
Gorhamtown, Petition, .....

May Petition of Richard Cutt Jr, .

June 6 New Marblehead, .....

June 10 Order on Gorham Town Petition, .

June 19 County of Cumberland Incorporated June 19,

June 21 County of Lincoln Incorporated June 21,

Aug. Wells, Petition,

Sept. Petition of Committee of Harpswell,

Nov. " " Moses Twitchel & others,

Dec. " " Wait Wadsworth & others Comee,

1761 Provision to be made for Phillipstown,
Jan. New Marblehead Petition, ....
Jan. Report of Committee, ....

Feb. Petition for Township,

June " of Sam' Adams, ....

June 11 Survey of the Country from the Kennbeck to

river St. Lawrence,

June Scarborough, Petition, .....

Nov. IG Letter, Ichabod Goodwin to Hon. Tho" Hutch-
son,

Petition of Sam'l Adams, .
17G2 Petition of Ebenr Thorndike & others,

Jan. 6 " " David Marsh & others,

Jan. 14 Letter to Hon. Jereh Powel, .

Report of Committee on boundary,. .

Feb. 23 Answer to petition of Wait Wadsworth and
others,

Feb. 2'.i An.swer to petition of Moses Twitchell and
others,

Feb. 23 Answer to petition of Eben Thorndike
others, ......

Mar. 2 Resolve relating to Townships,

Mar. 2 Order, appointing a Committee,



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1762 Mar. Grant to S. Waldo and others,
Mar. 6 Committees on Twelve Townships, .
April 5 J. Frye & B. Harrod to prefer a Petition &c,

April 12 Copy of Record,

April 17 Inspector of Surveyors chosen,

Report of Committee, ....

April 24 Draft of a letter to Jasper Manduit Esqr,
April 24 Draft of a letter to Mr. Bollan, .
May 20 Petition of Jos. Webber & others.
May 20 Memorial of sundry inhabts of Biddeford,
May 2G Petition of Heirs of Rob* Jordan, .
May Act of Incorporation, ....

May Act to Incorporate the Heirs &c. of

Jordan,

June Act for Incorporating the Plantation called

New Marblehead, ....

June 11 Permit,

June 16 Petition of Richard King, .

Answer of the First Parish in Scarborough to

a Petition,

Sept. Act of Incorporation,

Sept. Act of incorporation, .....

Sept. 13 Message, Fra Bernard,

Sept. 14 " Jno Cotton D : Secry,

Nov. 10 Inhabitants First Parish Scarborough in re Rev.

Thomas Pierce,

Dec. Reasons to obviate objections relative to grants

of land between Penobscot and St. Croix

Rivers,

1763 Jan. Petition of the Well Affected Inhabitants of

Gorhamtown,

Jan. Petition of a number of the Inhabitants of Gor-
hamtown,

April 8 Gov' Bernard to the Lords Commissioners for
Trade & Plantations,

April 25 Govr Bernard to the Lords Commissioners for
Trade & Plantations,

Oct. 3 Petition of T. Westgatt & others,

Dec. 21 Speech^Fra Bernard,

1764 Jan. Resolve, in re Petitions of the Officers and

Soldiers,

Jan. 27 Grant to Paul Thorndike & others,

Jan. Line between Maine & New Hampshire, .

Jan. 28 Topsham, Act of incorporation,

Jan. 31 Petition of inhabitants of Townsend,

Feb. 4 " " James Duncan and others to ratify

and confirm grant,



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277
278
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286
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1763 Mar. 20 Request of Selectmen of Woolwich relative to

a public meeting, ...... 337

Mar. 24 Letter to English hunters, .... 337

" Hans Robinson to Capt. Goldthwaite, . 338
Notice of Selectmen to the Inhabitants of

Georgetown, 338

Mar. 28 Letter Thos. Goldthwaite to Mr. Robinson and

others, 340

June 5 Message, Fra Bernard, 341

June 6 " i' " 345

June 6 " " u 346

June 6 Answer of Nathi Donnel, 347

Petition of Projirietors of Kennebeck purchase

from late Colony of New Plymouth, . . 352

Petition, 359

July 11 Govr Bernard to John Pownall Esqre, . . 361

July 18 Govr Bernard to Earl of Halifax, . . . 365

Sept. 26 A Conference with Indians, .... 368

Sept. 29 Govr Bernard to Earl of Halifax, ... 370
Oct. Pownalborough, Answer to Pet'n of Adam

Carson & others, 372

Oct. 10 Petition of Ezekiel Gushing & others, . . 376
Oct. An Act for erecting Plantation called Goreham

Town into a Town, 877

Oct. 31 Consent of Prop" of Kennebeck Purchase, . 379

Oct. 31 Petition, Narragansett No 1, . . . . 379
Nov. Act of Incorporation, Town in County of

Lincoln, ........ 381

Nov. 9 Gov Bernard to Earl of Halifax, ... 383

Nov. 27 Letter to Jasper Manduit, Agent, . . . 392

1764 Petition of John Bezune and his wife, . . 398

1765 Feb. Report of Committee, 400

Feb. Petition of sundry Inhabitants of the First

Parish in Scarborough, 401

April 20 Instructions to Capt. Gideon Smith, . . 403

May 20 Gorham, Petition, 404

May 20 Bond, 1765, 405

May 20 Answer of First Parish in Scarborough, . . 407

May 20 Petition of Proprietors of Cox Hall, . . 410

June 12 Petition, 413

June Act of Incorporation, ..... 416

June 18 Message, 416

June Act, erecting Second Parish of Falmouth into

a District, 416

June 24 Resolve, 418



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1765 June 24 Grant to Sam'l Gerrish & others, . . . 419

June 24 Grant to Joseph Sylvester & Co., . . . 421

June 24 Resolve, 422

June 25 Order, 423

July 19 Letter, Mr. Nathi Noyes to Mr. Wm. Tompson, 424

Sept. 3 Petition of Selectmen of Boothbay, . . 424

Oct. Petition of Henry Young Brown, . . . 426

Oct. " " Inhabts of Pownalborough, . 427

1706 Jan. Memorial of Earl of Catherbough & others, . 432
Jan. Report of Committee on Petition of William

Tompson & others, 436

Feb. 11 Appointment of Officers, .... 439

Feb. 20 Letter, Andrew Oliver Secy to Gov. Wentworth, 439

Mar. 4 Petition of Inhab'ts of Boothbay, . . 440

Mar. 9 " " " " Freetown, ... 441

April 2 License to trade with Indians, . . . 443

April 2 Instructions, ....... 444

June Memorial of S. Downe & M. Thornton, . 445

July 26 Power of Attorney to Capt Ichabod Jones, . 431

Nov. 1 Petition of Henry Y. Brown, .... 447

Census of the East Side of Pownalboro, . 448

" " " West " " " . . 4,54



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY



OF THE



STATE OF MAINE



Letter, W^ Millar to U Gov. Phips

Wallpolle September: 12: 1755
To his honour Spenchior phips Esqu"" Governer in Chiefe for
the time preasente : Sir this Night I Recieved the Inclosed
express from C^* Lithgow & C^* Goodmn to forward Est-
ward Which I_Done & thought it my Duty to send this
Coppy to your honour that you With the honourable Councle
in your Wisdoms may act for the safety of us the Exposed
Inliabitants in thies froonteers.

So I Conclude yours Honours most obeidiant

Humble Servent
William lAIillar



Letter, T. Fletcher to L^ Gov. Phips

These are To Inform, Your Hon'' that Tliis Day, The
Indians fell on us, Two Men were out A Small Distance
from the Garrison, the Indians fired Upon Them, one
Escaped, & the other is Missing, They began About Twelve
of the Clock, & Continued fireing on The Cattle Till Almost
Night, I imediately, Dispach*^ An Express To the Neighbour-
ing Settlements, I judge There is a great Body of them, By
their Appearance My Lev' was on a March with Thirty Men,



2 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

But Happyly this Evening return*^, This Night, I Design

To Go oiit & Try to Meet with them —

Being All at Present, I Beg To Subscribe My Self Your

Hon" Most Obedient Hum^^ Ser'

T : Fletcher



Message

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Represenf^*

Since your late Convention, I have receiveSl a Letter
from the Penobscot Indians, in Answer to the Proposals
made to the said Tribe in Conformity to the Resolutions of
this Court for maintaining the Peace with them ; Captain
Bradbury is now in Town, anO is able to give such Informa-
tion of the Temper and Conduct of those Indians as may be
of Use to direct our further Proceedings with them : I there-
fore desire you would consider this Affair as soon as may be
an3l give me your Aclvice what Measures may be most proper
to be taken by us in Relation to that Tribe.



Council Chamber Sepf 1756



S Phips



Speech

Gentlemen of the Council
& House of Representatives

I was much pleased with y® Unanimity of your votes &
proceedings in your late Convention anO I hope that your
Zealous Endeavours to promote his Majesty's service anO the
safety & prosperity of the British colonies will be attended
with happy success.

You have had but little time at home for your private
affairs, however as this is the day to which the court, before
the late special meeting stood prorogued I was willing to see



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 6

you again that so if any thing further should be thought
necessary to be done for perfecting the rendering effectual
your late votes ancl resolutions you might have an oppertu-
nity for it.

During your recess I have constantly been employed in
raising & sending away the new levies & I expect that in a
few days the whole number will have marchecl to join their
bretheren who have already bravely hazarded their lives in
the Service of their King & Country, anO defeated an army
consisting of the French King's regular forces of Canadians
& Indians Marching into that part of his Majesty's Territo-
ries to which his just right & title has never yet been ques-
tioned, to attack & destroy his subjects.

I congratulate you Gentlemen upon the welcom news of
this seasonable, ancJ important success. I hope it will ani-
mate our forces in the further opposition which we must
expect they will meet with. I am sure it ought to fill the
breasts of all ranks & orders of men among us with gratitude
to almighty God the giver of Victory, an8] encourage them
to place ther further dependunc upon his divine favour for
every thing they still hope for.

I shall readily Concur with you in giveing all possible dis-
patch to such business as is of immecliate necessity ; other
affairs it will be best to leave until we have More leisure to

attenSi them.

S Phips
Council Chamber 24*'' Septem'^ 1755



Letter, i* Crov. Phips to Capt. W^ Lithgoiv

Boston Sept. 27, 1755.
Sir

In Answer to your Letter of the 4"^'' Instant referring
to a Guard for Safe Conveying the Stores from Richmond &



4 DOCUINIENTARY HISTORY

Western to Fort Hallifax ; I now send you my Orders to the

several Commanders of the Marching Companies on the

Eastern Frontiers to supply you with such Numbers of Men

for that Service & at such time as you shall think proper to

assign them ; You will take Care seasonably to send these

Orders so as that the said Soldiers may be got together at

one and the same time when the Waters are sufficiently

raised for the Passage of your Boats that so the Service may

be done in the shortest time & the Soldiers return again to

their common Dut}'.

Your assured Friend & Serv'

S Phips
Cap* W™ Lithgow

Message.

In the House of Rep^«« Oc* 3. 1755

Voted that the following Message be sent to His Hon"^ the
Lieu* Gov' anO Commander in Chiefe Viz

May it please Your Hon''
The House having taken into their Serious Consideration the
Danger anO Mischief the People of this Province especially
in the Eastern parts, are continually exposed to from the
Penobscot Tribe of Indians in their present Scituation who
have appeared in open Hostility ag* us, or encouraged an3l
abetted our other Enemies in Annoying us.

We do therefore earnestly request Your Hon"^ immeOiately
to declare War Against the said Tribe.

T. HubbarO Spk^^

Message

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives

It being one of his Majesty^ Instructions to me not to
declare War against the Indians without the Advice of his



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 6

Majestys Council I immediately laid before them your Mes-
sage to me of this Morning for their Advice but their judge-
ment not being in favour of the Motion you had maid It puts

it out of my Power to Comply with your desire.

S Phips
Council Chamber Ocf^ 3. 1755

Letter, Capt. Sam'' Goodwin to i* Crov. Phips

Frankfort October y« 14^'' 1755
Sir/

if there should be any Forceses march up Kennebeck this

winter Or next spring I shall be Glad to be ConCarnd and

Dout not but I Can Rase a Rigement of men in thease Parts

if your Honour & the Government Should want them for

that Purpose &c I being acquainted here & with the River

Kennebeck &c I am Sir as in Dute Bound your Honours

Most Dutefull Sarvent

Samuel Goodwin

Sir/

NB. I shall be Glad to have Liberity of your Honour to

Come to boston when the five months is out if I should be

Continaued all winter here to make up the musterroal for

my Compeny to that time - All Which is Humbly Submitted

by your Honours most Dutefull Sarvent

Samuel Goodwin

Letter, Capt. Saw} Goodwin to L' Gov. Phips Oct. I4, 1755

To His Honour Spencer Phips Esq'' Livetenant Governour
Commander in Cheaff in and over His Majestys Province of
the Massachssutts Bay —
Sir/

I Rece'^ your Honours Orders of September y® 27"* 1755
On the IP" of October 1755 —



6 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

and shall Cbeaifully Obay, that and all your Honours Com-
mands, and Do Every thmg in my Power to Sarve your
Honour, and the Government in my Station, And as His
Excellency Governour Shirley Gave, Capt. William Lithgow
Orders, to Deliver P'ort Richmond to me to take Care off, at
his leaveing it. which he is now aDoing, and as Frankfort &
Richmond is 16 & 17 Miles Distance from Fort Western. &
34 miles from Fort Hallefax on Kennebeck River and no Dout
but the Indains will be Down on the Inhabitants nex
Spring; if not in the Winter, to Cause a Deversion Else
Where ) and I being handy at any time to assist in Garding
up Storers to Fort Western & Hallefax Therefore I Humbly
Petition your Honour and the Honourable the Council &c to
Continaue me and Part of my Compeny in the Province Sar-
vice at Frankfort for this Winter and so on as your Honour
& the Honourable Court shall think Proper for the Benne-
fett and advantage of the Government in General and Settle-



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