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COLLECTIONS



OF THE



Maine historical society

SECOND SERIES



DOCUMENTARY

HISTOEY OF THE STATE OF MAINE



VOL. XVIII



CONTAINING



THE BAXTER MANUSCRIPTS



EDITED



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



PUBLISHED BY THE MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AIDED BY
APPKOPRIATION8 FROM THE STATE



PORTLAND
LEFAVOR-TOWER COMTANY

19 14



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Copyright 1914
By the Maine Historical Society



Press of
Lefavor-Tower Compakv, Portland



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INTRODUCTION



THIS volume contains the history of the Revolution in
Maine and reveals the slipshod manner in which both
parties conducted the war. Not only did the authorities on
the American side proceed in a careless, unsystematic and
blundering manner in the defence, leaving the soldiers
engaged in it to starve and freeze until they heard a frantic
appeal for help, but the British displayed no enterprise in
prosecuting offensive operations. Had they possessed a
single able military commander, they could have occupied
and held tlie eastern part of Maine at almost any time. They
were far from being offensive. No wonder that Horace
Walpole ridiculed the English commanders for their display
of "etiquette'' in conducting the war.

I am printing at the end of this volume an interesting
petition of 1672, for which I am indebted to the kindness of
Mr. George S. Stewart, A. B., who copied it from the original.
Action on this petition was taken a few months later, and
is to be found at page 330 in Vol. 1 of my manuscript Series,
or Vol. 4 of the Documentary History.

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER,

61 Deering Street,

February 20th, 1914.



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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS



1779 Nov. 17



Nov. 18



Nov.


19


Nov.


20


Nov.


22


Nov.


23


Nov.


26


Nov.


27


Nov.


29


Dec.


1


Dec.


2


Dec.


3



Dec.
Dec.



Dec. 10



Dec.


15


Dec.


20


Dec.


21


Dec.


23


Dec.


27



Certificate of Henry Dyer et als, .

Petition of Job Averell, .

Petition of Daniel Wright,

Petition of Thomas Cliild,

Notice of Conference with Indians,

Agreement of Stephen Waite,

Resolve favor Mons. Nebon, .

Board of War to Capt. McLellan, .

Order Board of War,

Resolve Genl. Court,

Letter to Council enclosing Act of Congress

Petition Joseph Whipple,

Petition Jonathan Fuller et als, .

Resolve Genl Court, ....

Capt. Gregory's Acct

Resolve Genl Court,

Letter President of Council, .

Col° Allan's Letter, ....

Benj. Thrasher's Petition,

Warning to Voters of Boothbay, .

Resolve on petition of Samuel White,

Letter of Jno Lewis,

Resolve of Genl Court, .

Report of Committee for Coxhall and San-
ford

Resolution of tlie House of Representatives,

Petition of Committee of Safety to Genl
Court,

Board of War to Capt Jos. Ingraham, .

Report on J. Allen's Letters

Order of Genl Court

Report of Committee in re Richard Hopping,

Petition of Wm Vernon et al, .

Report on petition of Jonathan Fuller et als.

Resolve of Genl Court,

Deposition of Nathaniel Thwing, .

Resolve of Genl Court

Address of Pierre Toiuma, Chief of St.
Johns,



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2

o



6

6

7

7

8

8

9

12

12

14

15

15

16

17

18

19

20

21
22

22
23
24
25
26
27
27
28
29
30

32



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1779


Nov.


12




Dec.


15




Dec.


27




Dec.


28



Dec.
1780 Jan.



30.



Jan.



Jan.



Jan.

Jan,

Jan.
Jan.



11



Jan. 12



Petition of Samuel Freeman, .
Order of General Court, .
Petition of Sartell Alexander,
" " Alexander Campbell,

" James Cargill,
Resolve on Petition of Sartelle Alexander
Order of General Court on petition of Alex

ander Campbell, .
Resolves of General Couit, .
Petition of Alexander Campbell,
Resolve of General Court,
Statement of S. Lovell B"- G',
Resolve, ....
Petition of Jonathan Mitchel

" Daniel Sullivan,
Committee of Conference,
Petition of James Brown,
A Committee of Conference,
Order of Council, .
Report of Committee,
Resolve of General Court,
Cap* Rich" Trevet Naval Officer for the Port

of York, .
Order to stay proceedings in suit vs. Major

Stillman,
Naval Officer for the Port of Falmouth,
Resolve directing the Board of War,
" of General Court,
" directing the Board of War,
Petition of Peleg Wadsworth,
Naval Officer for the Port of Penobscot,
A Grant of £200,000 to the Board of War,
Resolve Making an Establishment for a

chaplin,

Resolve directing the assessors of Fryeburg
Duplicates of Letters sent the Gen" Court,
Report of Committee in re accts. to be sub

mitted to Congress

Directions to Board of War, .

Resolution of General Court on petition oi

Stephen Hall et al, .
Petition of William Lithgow Jun% .
Resolve of Council in re allowance to Staff

Officers,

Report on petition of Col. Cargill, .



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36
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39

40
41
42
43
44
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45
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47
48
49
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50
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51
52
53
53
54
55
56
56

59
59
60

57
58

62
64

64
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IX



1780 Jan. i:



Jan.


17


Jan.


19


Jan.


20


Jan.


22


Jan.


23


Jan.


2n



1779


Aug.


13


1780


Jan.


26




Jan.


21




Jan.


28


1780


Feb.


7



Feb.
Feb.



Feb.
Feb.



Feb.
Feb.



Mar.



Mar.



11

14



16

17



Feb. 20



25
28



Resolve of General Court in re the Board of

War,

Resolve in re Executions vs. Town

Fryeburg,

Petition of Col. Revere

Apijlication of Major Will'" Lithgow, .
Petition of Alexander Campbell, .
Order of General Court in re J. Cargill, .
Letter from Mr. Lovell & Gerry, .

Alex'' Campbell, .
Resolve of General Court in re Indian

Supplies, ......

Enoch Ilsley to Board of War,

Order on Petition of Joseph Frye Esqr.,

Joseph Frye to Samuel Phillips and Samuel

Osgood

Order to Col- Allen

Order of Council,

Ap])lication from the Committees to the

Eastward .

Brigadier Cushings Letter,

Judge Bowman's Letter, ....

Representation of Council to the U. S

Congress in re losses by Penobscot Ex

pedition,

Agent Chosen by Pownalboro,

Order of Council to the Brigadier of the

County of York

The Petition of Major Wheaton for recruits^

Major Wheaton to the General Court, .

Deposition of Girdain Burnham, .

Major Wheaton to the Speaker of the House

Peter Xoyes to the Council, .

Col. Allan to Jeremiah Powell,

Certificate of Eliphilet Downer, .

Col Allan to the General Court, .

Petition of Joseph Barnard, .

Petitions from the Eastern parts of the

States

Royalsborough Petition

Petition of Soldiers relative to pay,

" Andrew Patterson,
Mason Wheaton to Charles Cashing, .

Letter from Coll. Allan

Joseph McLellan to the General Court, .



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65

CG
07
69
70
73
74
74

76
76

77



CO

85



85
88
89



89
91

92

93

94

95

96

98

100

105

106

108

109
110
111
113
114
115
120



CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE



1780 Mar.
INIar.



Mar.
Mar.

Mar.



Mar.

]\Iar.



1k>



18



Mar. 20



Mar. 21



Mar. 22



Mar.


23


Mar.


24


Mar.


25


Mar.


27


Mar.


28


Mar.


30



Letter from J. Allan

" J. Allan, ....
" of John Gray to John Lewis,
Certificate of Thomas Watson favor Arthur

Spencer,

Resolve committing Petition of Aithui

Spencer

Report of Selectmen of Falmouth, .
General Wadsworth to Board of War, .
Communication of Council to General Court
Enoch Ilslej^ to Beard of War,
Chairman of Convention at Narraguagus to

General Court,

Paul Revere to the Council and Gen'l Court

Petition of John MegoiT

" Town of Cape Elizabeth, .

Resolve of Council

Resolve on the letter of Col" Noyes, .

" of Council in Case of Col. Revere,
* General Court respecting Schr

Nancy,

Waterman Thomas to General Court, .
Certificate in behalf of Wm. jMorgan, .
Committee of Congress to the Council, .
Resolve of Council, .....
for raising a Number of Men, .
Order of Board of War to Joseph Ingraham
Deposition of John Bakman, ...
" " Susanna Bakman, .

" Capt. James Curtis,
A Copy of Toothacker's oath, .
Copy of Sam"'' Smalleys Deposition, .
Deposition of Christian Bakman, .

" Robart Gordon,
Resolve on Petition of Richard Flagg et als

" in Favor of W"" ]\Iorgan, .
Papers in Grant to James Chasey, .
Francis Shaw in Defence of Jones,

Letter to Brig'" Frost

Deposition of Rogers Smith, ...
Col° John Allan's Letter, ...
Board of War directed to del' provisions.
Resolve in re Col. Allan, ....
Asa Lewis to Board of War, .
Petition of Samuel Brown, .



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123

124

124

125
127
128
129
132

133
134
136
136
138
138
140

141
144
145
146
146
147
153
153
154
155
156
157
159
160
161
161
162
163
164
164
165
166
167
168
169



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XI



1780 -Mar. 31



April 1



April



April 4
April 5



April G



April 7
April 8



April 10

April 11

April 12

April 13



Application to Congress for reimbursements,
Letter to Congress to the Mass" Delegates,
Petition of Col" Campbell,

" Isaac Sears & P. N. Smith, .

D"^ Stevens Petition,

Petition of Israel Mead, ....

" John Lewis, ....

" W"' Albee, ....
Resolve directing the Board of War, .
Petition of Edward Grow et als,
Peieg Wadsworth to the Council, .
Order of Council to procure 30 Whale Boats
William Lithgow to the Council, .
Rssclve on Petition of Ozias Blanchard &

Others

Petition of James Minott,

Report on Petition from County of York,

S. Holten to the Council,

Enoch Ilsley to Board of War,

Resolve Requesting the Council to Issue

Warrants,

Resolve favor of Samuel Brown, .

" on Petition of Alexander Campbell
Representation Col" A. Campbell,
Report Committee on letter Col. Noyes,

Petition of W'" Albee

Copy Representation to Council, .
Gen'l Cushing to the Council, .
Petition of Nathan Jones,
Genl. Wadsworth to Genl. Court, .

Order of Council,

Resolve of Congress

Action of Congress favor of .Massachusetts,
Board of War to furnish provisions for

Machias,

Action on Petition of Josiah Noyes,

To Address the Government of New Hamp

shire

Application of Joseph Noyes,

Genl. Peleg Wadsworth to the Council, .

Resolve on Accounts of William Lithgow,

Letter of George Stillman,

The Council to Col. Allen,

Resignation of Capt. John Gray, .

Col. J. Mitchell to the Council,

Order for Court Martial in case of Col. Revere,



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170
171
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
177
178
179
180

181
181
183
184
185

185
186
187
188
189
189
190
190
191
192
194
194
195

198

198

200
202
203
206
207
208
208
209
210



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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE



1780 April 5
Mar. 8
April 13



April 14
April 15



April 17

April 18

April 20

April 21



April 25
April 27

April 28



April 29



May 1



May 2
May 3



Ja' Avery to President of Council, .
Warrant Issued to Sheriff of Lincoln County,
Petition of Joseph Young,
Resolve of General Court,
Representation of John Lucas in behalf of

Eben"' Perkins

Letter to Council Enclosing Act of Congress
Resolve of Council, .....
Peleg Wadsworth's Letter, ...
Resolve in Favor of George Stillrnan, .
Edward Procter's application,
Resolve Entitling Philip Audburt to half pay
Petition of Jeremiah Powell, ...
Letter from H"'" James Lovell Esq"',
Resolve in Favor of Andrew Patterson,
A Proclamation, .....
Resolve appointing Joseph Noyes Committee

of Inquiry also in favor .Joseph Young,
Receipt of Wm Gooding for supplies, .
Petition of Nathaniel Palmer,
Resolve of the House in re Joseph Young,
Letter James Lovell Enclosing Letter of

George Washington

Certificate of John Lucas,
Resolve relative to clothing for Army, .
Petition of Nathaniel Palmer,
Report on General Wadsworth's Letter,
" " Petition Briggs Hallowell, .
Resolve in re Post Riders between Ports

mouth & Falmouth, ....
Meshech Weare to the Council, .
Peleg Wadsworth to the Council, .
Resolve directing the Board of War, .

recommending to the Continental

Commissary Quarter Master General,
Letter to Hon. Elbridge Gerry,
Petition of Alex - Campbell & Others, .
Voyage about Eclipse of Sun,
Statement of Lemuel Dillingham, .
Peter Noyes to Hon. Jeremiah Powell, .
Petition of Patrick Wallance, .
Resolve Relating to Delivery of Stores,
M' Comm* Noyes Letter,
Petition of Proprietors of Town of Fryeburg,
Order of Board of War,



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212
212
213

214
215
216
217
217
218
219
219
220
221
222

224
225
226
226

228
230
230
233
235
237

237
239
239
243

244
245
246
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248
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250
250
251
252
253



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1780 May 4 James Richardson's Letter, .

Resolve in favor of Waterman Thomas,

Relating to Abatement of Taxes,
.Memorial of Waterman Thomas, .
May 5 Resolve on Petition of Jeremiah Powell,
in favor of Waterman Thom&s,
Representation of John McGoff, .
Memoiial of Major Scarborough Gridley,
May 10 Instructions to 1/ Col" Scar: Gridley, .

Representation of John Lucas in behalf of

Wm. Hubbard

May 13 Abiel Wood's Petiuon

May 15 Board of War to Gen' Wadswoith, .
J. Allan to Hon. Jeremiah Powell, .
Instructions to Lieu' Ethan Moore,
May 10 Petition of Alexander Campbell, .
May 17 Order of Capt. Henry Mowatt to Capt. of

King's Rangers

May 19 James Richardson to Board of War,
;\ray 20 Saml Doggett to Eleazer Johnson, .
Geul. Wadswoith Letter,
Communication of E. Gerry & Others to

Council

May 23 Statement of William Jones, .
Order to the Board of War, .

May 24 Letter to N. Jones Esq

May 26 Letter of Gen' Peleg Wadsworth to Presi

dent of Council

May 27 General Wadsworth to the President of the

Council

May 28 J. Allan to President of Council, .
May 29 Petition of Alex Campbell, .

May 31 John Tynans Petition

Resolve Staying the Judgment Mentioned in

the Petition of James Cargill, .
Incorporation Act for Cox Hall, .
June 1 Resolve directing Lieu' William Alby to re

enlist 33 Men

June 4 James Avery to Prest. of Council, .
June 5 Resolve on Petition of Col. Campbell, .
directing the Board of War, .
June 6 Petition of Lieut Wm Albee for Grant of

£1485

Agreement in Suit John Langdon & al, .
Report Referees in Above Suit, .



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255
25G
257
258
259
259
260
262

262
264
265
265
269
270

272
272
273
273

275
278
278
279

279

281

282
284
286

286
289

290
292
293
294

295
296
296



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1780 June 7
June 8

June 9



June 10
June 11



June 13
June 14



June 16



June 17

June 22

June 21

June 22



1781 April 12

1780 June 25

June 26

July 1

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 16

July 14

July 18



Resolve favor Lieut. Albee, .
Peleg- Wadsworth to Prest. Council,
Rei)ort of Jn° Frost, ....
Order of Council in re Prisoners of War,
Resolve in re County of York,
Petition of John Cathcart, .
Peleg Wadsworth to Prest. of Council, .
J. Allan to Board of War, .
Deposition of Samuel Harriden, .
Order upon Execution vs. James Cargill,

for 2 Whale Boats,
Joseph Sewall Appointed to Receive Clothing,
Resolve impowering the Treasurer,
Resolve laying an Embargo on all Vessels,

Petition of Joseph Reed

B. Austin to Col. Masereau, .
Memorial of Selectmen of Boothbay, .
Report cf Committee in re Brig Tyranicide
Resolve Directing Selectmen of Boothbay,

Receipt

Deposition Tim Langdon Esq.,

Petition Town Bristol, ....

Execution of Judgment Stayed,

Resolve on Letter from Genl. Wadsworth,

Resolve for Appointing Commissioners,

List of Prisoners Sent by L' Steavens, .

Representation of Christoper Newbit, .

Certificate in favor

Letter from Genl Wadsworth respecting

Deserters &c

Order Board of War, ....
IMartial Law Proclaimed in Lincoln County
Conference With the Indians,
Certificate in re James Cargill,
Return Upon Writ in re Schr. Nancy, .
Peleg Wadsworth to Council, .
Order to Brig'' Gen' Wadsworth, .
Col. Allan to President of Council,
Acct. of Lieu* Nath' Stone, .
Log of Ship Protector, ....
Extracts from Journal of Ship Protector,
Gen'l Wadsworth to Council, ...
Letter of Alexander Campbell,
Peleg Wadsworth to Council,



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299
300
301
303
304
304
306
308
308
313
313
314
315
316
318
319
319
320
322
322
324
324
325
327
329
330
330

330
333
333
335
344
340
341
344
345
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1780 July ID



July 24



July
July

Aug.



26

28



Aug.


4


Aug.


7


Aug.


10


Aug.


15


Aug.


21



Aug. 23



Aug. 24



Aug.


31


Sept.




Sept.


1


Sept.


5


Sept.


7


Sept.


8



Sept. 9



Sept. 11



Tim" Paison's Alem" respecting the .Masts

&c at Kennebeck,

War Office to Saral Todd,

Rlemoianda in re Gen. Wadsworth for use

of Committee,

Peleg Wadsworth to Pres' of Council, .

Gen' Wadsworth to Council, .

Letter to this State's Delegates at Congress

Peleg Wadsworth to President of Council,

List of Officers Reported by Genl Wadsworth,

Petition of Caleb Graffam,

Certificate of Samuel Freeman (Dec. 16

1778)

Notice of Tax Sale of Land in Windham

(Oct. 11, 1774)

Certificate of Genl. Wadsworth, .
Letter of Genl Wadsworth to Council, .
Petition of Stephen Longfellow, .
Certificate of Jas. Johnson, .
Petition of Joseph In graham, .
Memorial of Waterman Thomas, .
Petition of Ethan Moore,
Order in favor of Charles I\Iiller, .
Petition Inhabitants Plantation of Little

Falls,

Address to the Indians of the Eastern Tribe

Petition of P. Frederic, ....

Memorial of Charles Miller, .

Order in favor of Hobby Lydston, .

Jas. Avery to Council Respecting Priest,

Petition of Nathaniel Deering et als, .

" John Archer et als.
Parole of Charles Cushing, .
Resolve of a Grant to John Langdon £35-0-0
The Petition of Mrs. Barbara Ross,
Petition of Richard Codnian, .
Chas. Cushing to Genl Wadsworth,
Petition of James Avery,
Order on Petition of Richard Codman, .
Resolve Directing Assessors of town of

Winthrop to Abate All Public Taxes, .
Petition of Joseph North Esq of Pittstown,
Resolution on Petition of James Bowdoin

Esq & als

Order for Abatement of Taxes of Inhabitants

of Lewiston, .......



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355
356

356
357
358
359
361
361
362

364

364
365
365
367
370
370
371
372
373

374
376
378
379
380
381
382
383
384
384
386
387
388
389
389

391
392

394

395



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Sept.


8


Sept.


14


Sept.


16


Sept.


18


Sept.


19



1780 Sept. 12 Resolve on the Petition of Robert Calef, .

Resolve on Petition of Geo. Williams &

others, .

Sept. 12 Letter to Command" Officer of the British at
Penobscot — Similar One to Genl Wads-
worth,

Report of Committee,

I^Iemorial Ebenezer Whittier and John Lang-
don,

Resolve on Petition of Administrators of
Estate of Jeremiah ^Moulton,

Order of Council Directing Board of War,

Resolve in Favor of James Cargill,

Genl Wadsworth to Pres' of Council, .

Petition of Frederic — A French Chaplain,

Resolve in re Board of War, .
favor Caleb Graffam,
in Relation to Estate of Jeremiah
Moulton

Resolve on Petition of John Starbird,

Conveyance of Sloop Nancy by Cargill to

Langdon et als, .
Resolve on Petition of Limerick,
Maj. Elmer to Commander 1'*' Mass. Reg' in

favor Daniel Beckler

Letter Elbridge Gerry to Congress,
Peleg Wadsworth to Prest. of Council,
Petition Roger Hunniwell to Council,

of Benjamin Trott, .
Application of James Avery, .

Order to Apprehend

Resolve favor Roger Hunniwell, .
of a Grant of £250

Cargill,

Resolve favor Board of War &c, .

in re Estate of James Cargill, .
favor Joseph Bernard,
Sept. 30 Memorial Dr. Jos: Gardner, .

Report of the Committee of Both Houses,
Oct. Petition of Samuel Doggett & Co., .

Oct. 2 Resolve favor John Langdon, .

Petition of Inhabitants of Thomaston, .
" Thomas Tolman, .
" Ephraim Sheldon, .



Sept.


20


Sept.


21


Sept.


22


Sept


23


Sept.


25


Sept.


27


Sept.


28


Sept.


29



to James



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412

412
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417

419
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422

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425

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431
433
433
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435
436

437
438
438
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440
441
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XVI 1



1780 Oct.



Oct.


7


Oct.


9


Oct.


7


Oct.


10


Oct.


11


Oct.


12


Oct.


13



Oct. 20



1762 May 18



Resolve on Petition of Henry Allyue, .
" Relating to Seacoast Guards, .

A Grant of £400 to Lieut James Avery,

Resolve Empowering the Justices of the
S. J. C

Letter from Step. Hall, .

Direction to Board of Wcii-,

Order of Board of War, .

Petition of Robert Calcf,
" Eliz" Holyoi-o,

Order on same, .

Genl Wadsworlh in re Eastern Deiit,

Order for Supplies for Eastern Dept.,

Petition of Jon" Jackson, .

Order to Supply Eastern Indians, .

for Supplies to Eastern Department,
respecting Daniel Becklei-,
" in favor Jon" Jackson, .

Phillip Audebert's Certificate,

Letter from Francis Shaw^ Juii',

Petition of Inhabitants of Eastern M:'iiie,



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455
456
456
457
458
459
459
460
461
461
462
462
463
463
464
466



DOCUMKNTARY HISTORY



OF THE



STATK OK MAINK



Certificate of If run/ Di/rr el als.

GouIdshorouiAh 17'" Novenil.'" 1779
AVliereas we the Subscribers on the Eighteenth day of
April 1777 liave in Company witli M'" Daniel Wright Bought
of Captain Agrcen Ci-ahfree the Prize Sloop Polly with all
her Appurtenances on certain Conditions which conditions is
set forth at large in our ()l)ligation to said Crabtree of the
above Date, Therefore tliis may Certifie all whom it may
Concern that we have on or about the first day of December
A. Domini 1778 Sold & Disposed of our Interest in said
Sloop & Appurtenances to the said Daniel Wright on the
Conditions as Pought of saiil Agreen Crabtree

Jesse Brown Henry Dver

James ISToonan Thomas Parrit

Phineas Whitten

Petition of J oh Averell.

To the Honourable the Cnunril and the Honourable House
of Keprescnia lives df (he State of ^Massachusetts Bay in
General Court Assembled —

The Petition of the Subscriber in behalf of Samuel Avery
and Mark Hatch lidiabitnnts of Penobscot for that whereas
the said Saniucl Averv and Mark Hatch both have fammelies



2 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

now at Penobscot and in a Stearven Condition and in the
hands of Enemies of this State wherefore your Petitioners
prays your Honours they may be allowed a Carteal at their
own Expence In order to bring said Avery and Hatchs
Eammelis to the County of York your Petitioner has pro-
cured a schooner of about fourteen Tons for the above
Purpos Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that your
Honours would take this matter into your Serious Considera-
tion and Grant Relief in the Premises which your Petitioners
as In Duty bound shall ever pray Job Averell

Boston Novemb"- 17'^ 1779

In Council Xov"" IS**' 1779

Read & Ordered- That the Prayer of this Petition be
granted and that Job Averell be & hereby is permitted to
take up a small Vessel at his own Expence as a Cartel for
the Purpose of transporting the Families of Samuel Avery
and Mark Hatch from Penobscot to the County of York —

Attest Jn° Avery D Sec^

Petition of Daniel Wright.

To the Honorable Council and the Honorable the House of
Representatives in General Court Assembled at Boston»in the
State of Massachusetts Bay

The Petition of Daniel Wright of a Place called Groulds-
borogh in the County of Lincoln and State aff'd humbly
Sheweth — that your Petitioner together with Caj)* Henry
Dyer Phinis Whitten & Thomas Parret all of and near said
Gouldsborough on the Seventh of April, one thousand seven
hundred and seventy seven Did Purchase public advantage to
protect them there, than to remove them elsewhere; We
doubt not you will do everything necessary on your part, to
this End — And as soon as the General Court meets which



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will be on the 10^'' of Nov"" we shall Cary the matter before
them, and doubt not thcv will iminediately make all neces-
sary provision for the protecting those people in the quiet
Enjoyment of their possessions

In the Xame &c
Maj W" Lithgow C. W. Severs P'

Petition of Thomas Child.

State of Massachusetts Bay, Novem'' 1779

To the lion*"" the Council and the Hon"'" the House of
Representatives in General Court Assembled —

The Petition of Tho Child of Falmouth in the County of



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