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DOCUMENTARY

HISTORY OF THE STATE OF MAINE



VOL. XIV



CONTAINING



THE BAXTER MANUSCRIPTS



EDITED



By JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A. ^NI., Litt. D.



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



PORTLAND
L E F A V < ) R - T O W E R C DM P A X Y

1910



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Copyright 1910
By the Maine Historical Society



Press of

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PREFACE



THIS volume bring us to the period of the Revolutionary
War, a period of much interest to students of our
history. I trust that persons having knowledge of unpub-
lished documents relating to the subject will call my atten-
tion to them, that I may publish them in the next volume
should they prove of interest.

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER.

61 Deeking Street,
January 12, 1910.



495 ( 193



CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS



PAGE

1766 June 19 A Council in Boston 1

June 20 Message, Fra Bernard 2

Report of Committee on Petition of Henry Young-
Brown, ........ 4

June 23 Resolve, on Report on Pet" of Henry Young

Brown, ........ 5

June 24 Resolve, 6

June 27 Supplies to Eastern Indians, .... 7

Aug. 11 Fras Waldo to the Surveyor General, ... 8

Aug. 18 A Council in Boston, 10

John Cotton Esqre to Ter Powell, Enoch Free-
man, Alexr Ross & Stephen Longfellow Esqr . 11
Oct. 2 Letter, Govr Wentworth to Gov Bernard, . 11
Dec. 8 " Enoch Freeman & Alexr Ross to Hon. A.

Oliver, 14

1767 Jan. 14 Petition of Inhabts of Broad Bay, ... 14

" " " " Freetown, .... 16

" "• " " Muscongus & Medumcook, 17

" " " " the Town of Andover, . 18

Jan. 28 " " S. Downe & M. Thornton, ... 20

" " Nathan Jones & others, . . 21

Jan. 30 Plan Accepted, 22

Feb. 5 Resolve, 23

Report on Petition of Capt. H. Y. Brown, . . 24

Petition, 25

" of Josiah Ricliardson, Agent, . . 26

May 27 " " B. Mulliken & M. Bridges, . . 28

May 30 Resolve, 29

June 6 Message, 34

June 11 " 30

" Era: Bernard, 80

June 12 Resolve, 31

Act of Incorporation, 32

June 13 Order, 34

June 17 Message, 38

June 18 Letter, John Brown to Andrew Oliver, . . 39

Petn of Inhabitants of Machias, ... 39

June 25 Message, 41

Report of ConiniitLee in re Township of Conway, 42



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1768



1770



20
10

28
29
12



21
30



Aug.
Sept.

Sept.
Sept.
Oct.

Oct.
Dec.
Jan.

Jan.
Jan.



Feb.
Feb.
Feb.

Mar.

May

May

May
June



June
June

July



July
Aug.

Aug.
Sept.



Jan. 10



April
April



Letter, Gov. Wentworth to Gov. Bernard,

U U 11 u

" Gov. Bernard to Gov. Wentworth,

" Thos Goldthwait Esqr



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47
. 48

49
. 52

54



25
1



Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of Fort Pow-

nall together with the Inhabitants, . . 56

Letter, from Dennys De Berdt, .... 58

Extracts from speech, Fra Bernard, . . .59

Petition of Josiah Richardson, Agent for the

Petitioners, ....... 59

4 Deposition of Simon Ayer, 60

19 Message, Fra Bernard, 01

Petition of Henry Y. Brown, .... 62

" John Cox, 64

15 Resolve, 65

16 Message, 06

18 Extract from Message to the Governor, . . 66

Bill for incorporating Phillipstown, . . 67

3 Resolve passed on the Petition of Abraham

Anderson, ....... 73

Petition of Selectmen of Sanford, ... 68

23 Deposition of Josiah Richardson, ... 70

Petition of Inhabitants of Town of Windham, 70

" " Inhabts of Sebascodegin Island, . 74

" " the Selectmen of Gorham, . . 77

Memorial of James Small and others. . . 78
Report of Committee on petition of Ichabod

Jones, 80

7 Vote on same, 80

15 Report of Committee on Petition of H. Y. Brown, 82

Petition of David Bean & others, ... 83
12 Letter, Wm. Tyng, "Sheriff of Cumberland" to

Gov. Bernard, 84

Letter, Dudley Carlton to Col. Goldthwait, . 84
22 Earl of Stirling's Advertisement, ... 85
10 Earl of Stirling to Gov. Bernard, ... 87
30 Reply of Council to Stirling, .... 88
7 Report of Committee appointed to take into con-
sideration the Earl of Stirling's Letter, . 88
Proclamation by Francis Bernard, ... 90
Petition of Town of York, .... 91
" to Govr Hutchinson by Inhabitants of

the Fifth Township, 92

Petition of B. Mulliken & Moody Bridges, Agents, 94

4 Vote on petition of Ichabod Jones & others, . 95
7 Resolve in re above petition, .... 97



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1770 April 9 Resolve on petition of Benjamin MuUiken and

Moody Bridges, 98

April 14 Resolve in re petition of Inhabitants of Cape

Elizabeth, 99

April 24 Report on Petition of D. Phips & others, . 99

" " " J. Fuller & others, . . 100

April 20 Resolve in re Capt. Henry Young Brown, . 101
Report of Committee in re Capt. Henry Young

Brown, 103

Sept. Lt. Govr's Speech, 10

Petition of Joseph Frye, 100

Oct. " " H. Eggleston, .... 107

" & Remonstrance of S. Livermore &

others, 108

Oct. 30 Resolve in favor of Joseph Frye, . . . 110
Nov. 2 " on tlie Petition of Hezekiah Egglestone, 110
Nov. " " " " " " 111
Jonathan Longfellow's Memorial to Govr Hutch-
inson, 112

Nov. 9 Memorial of Inhabitants of Mass. Bay to Gov
Hutchinson, ....

Petition of H. Y. Brown,
Nov. 16 Trade with Indians,
Dec. Petition of Pondstown,

1771 April Act relative to York Bridge,

Act of Incorporation,

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114
116
117
117
119
122
124
126
129
130
131
132
134
135
136
137
143



Petition in behalf of George Town,
May 30 Extract from Speech, ....

June 11 Report on Petition of S. Livermore & others,

June 19 Message,

June 21 Committee appointed,

June 24 Act of Incorporation, ....

June 27 Resolve,

Sept. 12 Report of Commissioners on Machias,

Memorial of Arthur Savage,
Nov. 27 Proceedings of the Council Regarding the Riot

at Falmouth, 147

Dec. 18 The Petition of the Proprietors of the Kennebec

Purcliase, 149

1772 Jan. 2 Thomas Scammell to Gov' Hutchinson, . . ir»2

Jan. 3 Gcnr Hutchinson to the Earl of Hillsborougli, 155

.Jan. 13 D"" Franklin to Hun. Tho9 Gushing & (JonimitLee, 156
Jan. 31 Govr Hutchinson to the Earl of Hillsborough, . 158
Petition of James Chase <fc others, . . . 169
April 22 Confirmation to Capt. Joshua Fuller, . . . 161



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1772 April



April 23

June
June



June

June

June
July

July

Nov.
Jan.
Mar.

May



1773



1774



PAGE

22 Confirmation to David Phips & others, . . 162
Kesolve, confirming Plan of Township to S. Liv-

ermore & others, 1G3

Resolve Confirming Grant to Hon. James Otis &

others, 164

Petition of the Inhabitants of Boothbay, . . 166

6 Letter, Benja Foster & others to Rev. James
Lyon, 172

8 Petition of Benjamin Foster and others, . . 173
Answer of Rev. James Lyon, .... 174

10 Memorial of J. Wyman & others, . . . 176

Sam' March's Petition, 177

17 Objection against the Petition, .... 179

7 Act of Incorporation, 181

Memorial of the Associated Ministers of York, 182

9 Answer, 183

An Act to encourage the Preaching of the Gospel, 185

13 Govr Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, . 186
Petition of members of the Church of England, 188

8 " " Selectmen of Winthrop, . . .190
" Members of the Church of England, 191

31 " " Selectmen of North Yarmouth, . 194

Deposition of Stephen Holt, .... 195

Petition of James Miller and others, . . 196

14 Act of Incorporation, 199

15 " " " 200

Petition of Noah Johnson & others, . . . 202

23 Deposition of Benjn Holt, .... 205

26 Govr Hutchinson to Lord Dartmouth. . . 206

8 Deposition of Capt. Joseph Baker and John Knox, 208

18 The Memorial of Samuel Freeman, . . . 208

26 Petition of William Elder, 210

26 " " Timothy Walker, .... 212

" " Inhabts of Freetown 216

" " Joseph Josselyn, .... 217

5 Resolve, 219

Petition of Saml Whittemore & Amos Lawrence, 220

8 Henry Young Brown, 222

16 Account Allowed, 225

Act of Incorporation, 226

Petition of John Gardner & others, . . . 229

Report on the Petition of Seth Sweets ir & others, 230

May 16 Petition of John Brown & others, . . . 231

June 3 Boothbay Petition, 233

June 11 Resolve, 232

June 15 ' ' that petition in behalf of Town of Booth-
bay be granted, 234



June
June

Oct.
Oct.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.



Feb.

Feb.
Feb.



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XI



1774 June 20 Resolves passed by the Town of Buxton,

Bond given by Dumr Sewall and Jordan Parker,

1775 Mar. (J Damariscotta Resolves, etc., . . . .
29 Letter from J. Brown,



Mar.

Mar.

April

April

April

May
May
May



" Silvester Gardiner to Dr. John Mt'Leeline,
26 " from the Selectmen of Falmouth,

29 " from H. Mowatt,

" of Samuel Thompson,

3 " from Brunswick,

5 Extracts from Letter of lion. Enoch Freeman,

Order in re Masts &c.,

Letter from Dummer Sewall,
May 10 " •' Edwd Parry,



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236
237
238
242
242
243
243
244
245
246
247
247
249



" Edwd Parry to the President of the Dele-
gates of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay,

May 14 Letter from Falmouth Commie of Correspond-
ence to the Provincial Congress, .

May 15 Letter from Col. Jedidiah Preble to The Commee

of Safety at Cambridge,

Letter to the Eastern Indians, ....

May 20 "of Committee to Gen'l Preble, .

May 22 " from Abiel Wood to the Commee for the
County of Lincoln, .....

May 23 Letter from Mr. Dummer Sewall iu behalf of the
County Committee at Georgetown, .

May 27 Letter from Partridgefield to the Provincial
Congress,

May 29 Letter from William Shirrel^, D. Q. M. G.,

May 30 Agreement between Maj. William Sherriff
D. Q. M. G. and Ephraim Perkins, .
Letter from William Shirretf, ....



June 3



to the Commee for the



" " Winslow

County of Lincoln,

Acct. of taking a sloop belonging to Arundel,
Letter from the Committee of Waldoborough to
the Committee at Pownalborough,
June 7 Letter from Penobscot to the ProvincialCongress,

Petition of Edw^ Parry,

June Letter from John Lane,

" " Elihu Hewes,

Deposition of Samuel Smith, ....

Provincial Congress,

Deposition of Ebenr Whittier, ....
Report on Jones & Uicks, .....
June 10 Letter from Elihu Ilewes, ....



249

2.50

258
254
256

258

259

261

262

263
204
264

265
266

267
268
269
270
271
273
274
274
275
277



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June 14 Extract of a letter from Hon, Eonch Freeman, .

June 14 Account of the Capture of the King's Cutter at

Machias,

Letter from Jedidiah Preble & Enoch Freeman,

June 17 " Letter from the Com tee of Machias relative to
fitting out an Arm'd Vessel — & Report there-
on accepted,"

June 23 Answer to Petition from Belfast, etc.,



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278



280
283



283
284



Receipt, 285



June
June

July
July
July
July

July
July



July
Aug.



Sept.
Sept.
Oct.



1776



26

28



19

22
24

25

28



20
3



Report on John Lane's Account,

Resolve in re John Lane, ....

" " Machias petition,

Letter from Committee of Biddeford, .
Report on petition of Thos Donnell & others,
Letter from Bowdoinham, . • .

Stephen Jones' conduct justified.
Letter from Stephen Jones, . . , ,

" James Warren Esq., ....
J. A. to Mrs. Abigail Adams, . . . .

Report,

Address to the Continental Congress,



Oct. 20



Oct. 24



286
286
286
288
290
290
292
293
293
294
295
296
297
297
298
299
300
300
302
304
305
805
310
315



Nov.




Nov.


14


Dec.


21


Jan.


6


Jan.


15


Jan.


16


Jan.


18


Jan.


19



Representation of Bristol, ....

Report on petition of D. Scott & others,

Order,

Bond given by John Hobby and Obe Hubbs,
Report on Examination of Edward Parry,
Account, .......

Lord Dartmouth to Major Geni Howe, .
Letter from Joseph Simpson,
Accounts of Losses sustained at Falmouth,
Letter from Committee of Safety at Machias,

Orders,

Account of Loss & Damage sustained by Elisha

Snow, 315

Memorial of Comee of Safety of N. Yarmouth «&

New Glocester, 316

Letter from Jerh Powell, 319

Report, 320

Letter to Geni Frye, 321

Report in re Seaports 321

Letter from Haunce Robinson & Wra. Walton, 322
" " Stephen Parker to Gen. Washington, 322
Copy of Letter from Stephen Parker to Christo-
pher Prince " Enclosed to Gen' Washington," 324

Copy of Receipt, 326

Letter from James Lyon, 326



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PAGE

1776 Jan. 19 Letter to the Committee of Safety at Machias, . 327

Feb. 1 Ld George Germain to Majr Geni Howe, . 328

Loss at Majorbagwaduce, 331

Feb. 3 Petition of Nathan Jones, .... 332

Letter from William Cutter, .... 333

Feb. 16 Report in re Petition of Nathan Jones, . . 323

" on the letter of M. Lyon of Machias, . 334

Feb. 20 Deposition of Jeremiah Ward we 11, . . . 335

Letter from Edw<l Parry, 33.5

Mar. 11 " " Selectmen for Sturbridge to Capt,

Timothy Parker,

Mar. 19 Letter from Timothy Pickering, .

Mar. 20 " " Major Daniel Ilsley,

Mar. 28 " " the Committee of Brunswick,

May 2 Report in respect to Powder, ....

May 7 Extract from Letter of General Howe to Lord

George Germain, ....

May 11 Petition of Stephen Parker,
May 13 Letter from " . .

May 24 Complaint against Rev. Jacob Bailey,
May 25 Letter from the Committee at Machias,
May 27 " " Hon. Charles Chauncey,
May 28 Bond of Rev. Jacob Bailey, .
May 29 Representatives at Watertown, York Co.,
June 4 Letter from James Sullivan,

" " Committees of Newbury, Haverhill,

Bath, etc.,

June 8 Report, . ,

June 9 Letter from the Committee of Machias .

June 19 '* " Benj. Austin,

June 20 " " William Loud, ....
June 26 " '' lion. James Bowdoin,
June 30 »' » '^ ...

Aug. 3 Subscriptions in re the Canada Expedition,
Aug. 9 Letter from Timothy Langdon,

" " Col. Jon: Mitchell, .
Aug. 16 " " Thomas Fletcher,
Aug. 20 " " Major Dani Ilsley, .
Aug. 22 " " Thos Rice, ....
Aug. 28 " " Francis Shaw, .
Sept. 3 " " James McCobb, .
Sept. 7 Report on Taxes,

Letter from James Lyon, ....
Oct. 4 Certificate, in re Major Daniel Ilsley, .
Oct. 11 Petition of Majr Dani Ilsley, .
Oct. 15 Extract of a letter, ....



336
337
338
339
340

342
343
346
340
350
352
352
354
355

356
358
368
359
360
361
362
365
366
366
367
369
373
374
377
378
379
385
386
387



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Oct.
Oct.



Xov.



Nov.



Nov.



1777



Nov.


16


Nov.


27


Dec.


4


Dec.


9


Dec.


23


Jan.


3


Jan.


23


Jan.


27


Feb.


14


Feb.


16


April


25


May


21


May


22


May


27


May


30


June


4


June


5



PAGE

19 Order, respecting the purchase of cloth for

Troops, 388

23 Report, 388

28 Copy of record, Rev. Jacob Bailey's Case, . 389
Rev. Mr. Bailey's reasons for not reading the
Declaration of Independence, .... 390

Report of Selectmen of Town of Falmouth, . 394
3 Letter, Jon* Eddy to the Committee of the Town-
ship of Machias, ...... 394

Letter, Jona Eddy to Capt Stephen Smith, . 395

12 " " " the Honbl Council & Assely

at Boston, 396

13 Petition of the Committee for the County of

Cumberland, .....
16 Letter from Charles Cushing,



" William Tupper, .
" " Roland Cushing,

" Noah Moton Littlefield,
" " Col. Jona Mitchell, .
" " William Lithgow Junr,
" " Joseph Dimuck,
" " Col. Ebenr Franois,
" " the Council to Gov. Nicholas Cook,

" " John Preble,

" " Selectmen & Commee of Safety for

Winslow,

16 Letter from Ezekiel Pattee,

" " Tristram Jordan, ....

" " Jona Lowder,

" " Jonas Mason, ....

" " Col. Josiah Brewer,

" J. Allan,

'■ J. Allen (Allan), . . . .
Report upon Mr. Hancock's letter and the Peti-
tion of the Comtee of Machias,
Report of Committee appointed to consider

papers relative to David Thatcher Esqr .
Report of the Committee appointed to consider
the Accots of John Allen Esq.,



June


6


Letter from Francis Shaw, .


June


7




" Saml Jordan Esq.,


June


12




" Charles Chauncey Esq.,


June


18




" Col. J. Allan,








" George Stillman,








" Col. Moses Little, .


June


20




to John Allan Esq., .



396
397
399
399
400
400
401
402
403
405
405

407
409
410
411
412
413
414
418

419

422

422
424
425
426
426
436
437
437



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1777 June 25 " from Jona Warner,

July 4 " " Francis Shaw, .

July 18 " " Col. Alexr Campbell,

July 14 " " Meshech Weare,

July 16 " " Francis Shaw,

July 16 " " Meshech Weare,



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. 439

440
. 442

448
. 448



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY



OF THK



STATK OK MAINK



At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Boston, on
Thursday y^ 19"' June 1766 —

Present in Council His Excels the Governor
Sam^ Danforth James Russell Isaac Royall

Thomas Flucker Benj*^ Lincoln Nath'^ Ropes

John Erving Esq" John Bradbury W'" Brattle
Royall Tyler Esq" Gam^ Bradford Samuel White
Tho« Hubbard Jer : Powell Harr" Gray

James Pitts

His Excellency acquainted the Board that the Establish-
ment made in the present Session of the General Court, for
Castle William, & Fort Pownall had been laid before him;
by which Establishment the Garrisons of those two Fortresses
are so reduced, that he apprehends them to be unsafe, while
they are thus weakened and therefore cannot give liis Con-
sent thereto and desired the Advice of the Board on this
Occasion —

The Board thereupon unanimously declared that tlicir con-
curring the House in the said Reduction, was not because
tliey really approved of it, but because they tho't it better to
have smaller Garrisons at those places, than none at all, and
thereupon unanimously —

Advised tliat his Excellency represent the true State of
the (vase in a Message to the House of Ro[)rcsentativps and



2 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

move them to reconsider the said Establishment, and place
such respectable Garrisons, in those two Fortresses as shall
be a sufficient Protection to them —

A true Copy from the Council Minute Book

Attest : A Oliver Sec'



Message. June W^ 1766

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives.

Having had laid befor_ me your Resolution for the Estab-
lishment of the Garrisons of his Majesty- Fortresses, Castle
William and Fort Pownall, for the year ensuing, I have com-
municated to his Majesty's Council my reasons why I cannot
consent to any Reduction of the Garrison of the former, nor
so great a reduction of the Garrison of the latter, which I
perswade my self have been deemed conclusive by them, and
would be so by every one, who is really acquainted with the
State of those Fortresses.

As you did not consult me, the Captain General, on a pro-
posal tending so greatly to render those Fortresses, for the
Security of which I am answerable, weak and insecure, I did
not intend to trouble you with my Sentiments on this Occa-
sion. But the Council having unaminously joined with me
in concern at and disapprobation of this injudicious Measure,
and having given their Advice that I should endeavour to
divert it, by recommending to you a reconsideration of this
Business, I cannot refuse complying with their request, and
therefore do earnestly recommend to you, that you would
fully and seriously reconsider this business before it is out of
your Power to alter your late Resolutions.

I always have had, and have continually expressed a Desire



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 6

that the two royal Fortresses, wliich have been committed to
the Government of this Province, should be continued to it ;
I have considered it as a Trust reflecting great honour on the
Province, at no great expence ; and I have always intended
to use my little Influence to obtain the Continuance of this
Trust, whenever any new regulations should require an
interest for that Purpose.

But Gentlemen, this will be impracticable, if you will not
make Provisions for sufficient Garrisons for those Fortresses ;
at least my Mouth must be shut, unless I can give it as my
Opinion that you have made such Provision ; which it will
be impossible for me to do, if you make any reduction at
Castle William, or a reduction greater than six or eight Pri-
vates at Fort Pownall.

If you are desirous of saving the Expence of these Garri-
sons, your best way will be to surrender the Forts directly
rather than to give them up indirectly by withdrawing the
Garrisons by piece-meal. The greatest Inconvenience of this
purpose will be the uneasiness it will create among the Peo-
ple : for which reason I shall do all I can to prevent it ; and
I think so ought you.

If you will enable me to keep tliese Fortresses by renew-
ing the present Establishment of the Castle, and reducing
that of Fort Pownall no lower than I have before mentioned,
I will use my utmost endeavours that they shall be contin-
ued to this Government. But if you will put it out of my
Power to retain these Fortresses, I desire it may be remem-
bered that neither I nor the Council have spared Pains to
prevent this unadvisable Reduction taking effect, at this time.

I sent you at the same Time a Copy of the Minutes of the
Advice of Council given to me upon this Occasion, which you
w ill perceive to be unanimous in a full Council

Fra Bernard

Council Chamber, June 20''' 1766



4 DOCUIMENTARY HISTORY

Report of Committee.

The Committee to whom was Reffered the petition of Cap*
Henry Young Brown having attended that Service and find
that he purchased a Township of this Province in the year
1764 and that he Lay'^ out the same according to order and
presented a plan of the Same for acceptance & whicli was
accepted and the Lands therein was Confirmed to him his
heirs and assigns for Ever on the 7*^*^ of June 1764 he com-
plying with the Conditions of the Grant which we find he
hath done the Committee also find that he hath made Con-
siderable Improvements and would have made much Greater
had he not been disturbed by the Government of New hamp-
shire who Clames almoste the whole of s'^ ToAvnship by a
Line they have Run from the N E Branch of Salmon falls
River that Persons Claming under New hampshire have Lay'^
out a Considerable part of s*^ Land into Lotts and that the
petitioner and two of his Settlers are now Sued - Actions of
Ejectment which actions are now depending in the province
of New hampshire for Land lying on the Eastwardly part of
their Claim the Coin*^'® also find that the Line Run by the
Committee from this province Last March from the head of
the Main Branch of Salmon falls River Takes off Eight
Thousand five hundred and forty four acres of the west Side
of s*^ Browns Township the Committee also find that the
General Court Last Nov"" Ordered the petitioner to Go for-
ward with his Settlement & Improvement in s'* Township
and if any person Should attempt to Lay out any of tlie
Lands in s** Town or make any Settlement there the said
petitioner Should warn them against it and give Information
to this Court who Engag*^ to Relive him in Such manner as
Should be thought Best begg Leave to Report that the peti-
tioner be and hereby is Directed to defend all actions that
are or Shall be Brought against him for Lands he purchesed
of this province to the Eastward of the afores** Line Run by



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order of this Court Last Marcli at the Expence of this prov-
ince he being Directed to do his Endeavour to git all actions
against him or those under him Continued untill a final Set-
tlement of the Line between the province of New hampshire
and the province of Main So called that the petitioner be
directed to prosecute at the Expence of this province such
person or persons that have or Shall enter on S'* Land under
the Title of New hampshire to the Eastward of the Line Run
Last March by order of this Court he the petitioner following
the orders of this Court Relitive theretoo that he have Lib-
erty to draw out of the province Tresury Twenty pounds for
that use & purpose he to be accountable for the Same, And
that there also be Granted unto the petitioner Eight thousand
five hundred and forty four acres of Lands adjoyning to the
Eastwardly part of his Township or to either of tlie two
other Townships Lay'^ out at or near pigwacket So Called
one Lay*^ out To Col° Jos. Frye the other to the propriators
of Rowley Cannedy he to Give Bonds to the province Tres-
urer to Settle the Same with Eighteen familyes in Six years



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