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COLLECTIONS



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MAINE Historical Society

SECOND SERIES



DOCUMENTARY

HISTOEY OF THE STATE OF MAINE

VOL. XXIV



CONTAINING



The Baxter Manuscripts



EDITED



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



PUBLI6HBD BY THE KAINS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AIDED BY
APPBOPBIATIONS FBOM THE STATE



P O R T L AN D

FRED, L. TOWER COMPANY

19 16



Copyright 1916
By the Maine Historical Sooibtt



Press of
Feed. L. Tower Company, Portland



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PREFACE



THIS volume completes the documents relating to the
Indians of Maine. I have added to them some docu-
mentary material taken from the records of the Pejepscot
Company, whose land claims were the subject of so many
disputes between the savage tribes and the pioneers who
settled the eastern part of the state during a considerable
portion of the eighteenth century. There can be no doubt
that the Indians had valid reasons for opposing the Pejepscot
Company's grants of territory to which they had but a
shadowy title, if any, but the political influence of the Pejep-
scot Proprietors was so great, that in the end the Indians had
no alternative but to yield.

With the preceding volume, which relates wholly to the
Indians, and scattered documents to be found in the earlier
volumes, the student will have all the unpublished Indian
documents that I have been able to collect. I hope to con-
tinue the Documentary History from the date where I left
it at the end of the twenty-second volume to the close of the
century.

JAMES PHIISTNEY BAXTER.

61 Deering Street,
November 7, 1916.



495103



CHROXOLOGICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS



1639 July 22

1659 June 14

1670 July 22

1683 May

July 4

July 4

Oct. 10

Oct. 25

1684 July 7
July 15

1697

1714 Nov. 5
Feb. 9

1714-15 Feb. 18

1715 May 27



June 24

July 14

July 15

July 28



July 29

Aug. 2

Aug. 3

Aug. 30

Sept. 14

Dec, 26

1715-16 Feb. 14

Feb. 21



Purchase's Resignation to Govern"' and

Conip",

Indian Deed to Parker, .

Indian Deed to James Thomas and Samuel

York

Testimonies of Maj' Shapleighs Right to

Said Lands

The Derivation of the Title to Pejepscot

Lands, .....
Shapleigh Deed to Wharton, .
Ways Deeds to Wharton,
Blaney & Wife Adm"^ to Purchase their Deed

to Wharton,

Six Indian Sagamores Deed to Wharton,
Whartons Deed to Parker, .
Capt. Savage his Power to Sell s'' Estate,
Ephraim Savage's Deed of all said Lands,
Wharton's Heirs Quitclaim, .
Proprietors Grant to Whartons Heirs, .
Proprietors Proposals to the Committee ap

pointed by the General Court,
The Committee's Report,
The General Courts Confirmation of Pur

chase, .....
Advertisement, ...

Vote of Proprietors in re Saw and Grist

Mill near Pejepscot Falls, .

Mutual Bond

Proposall presented to the House by the

Proprietors of the Lands in Brunswick

and Topsham, in re Fort, .
Vote of Proprietors in re Fort,
Vote of Proprietors in re Fort,
Encouragements to enlist,
Meeting of the Proprietors, .
Meeting of the Proprietors, .
Meeting of the Proprietors, .
Acct. of the cost of Fort George,
Nath" Webber's Deed to the Proprietors,
Nathan Webber's Deed to the Proprietors,



PAGE

226

227

386

203

199

200

204

207
211
228
217
218
231
233

234
237

241
244

246
246



248
250
251
251
252
252
253
254
263
265



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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE



1715-16 Feb. 21

Mar. 9

Mar. 19

1716 Apr. 2

Apr. 4

Apr. 27

May 22

May 24

July 20

Aug. 6



Sept.


5


Sept.


10


Sept.


10


Sept.


13


Sept.


27


Oct.


9


Nov.


13


Nov.


28


1717 June


13


June


17


Oct.


4


Oct.


14


Oct.


31


Dec.


10


1717-18 Feb.


5


1718 Apr.


23


May


6


Aug.


30


Dec.


1


1718-9 Jan.


27


1719 Aug.


24


Nov.


11


Dec.


31


1719-20 Jan.


5


1720 Apr.


7



1721 May 12



PAGE

Meeting of the Proprietors 261

Vote of the Proprietors, 261

James Webber's Deed to the Proprietors, . 268
Heirs of Thomas Atkins their Deed to the

Proprietors, 275

Peter and Martha Soullard their Deed to

the Proprietors 280

Meeting of the Proprietors 262

Samuel and Hannah Holman their Deed to

the Proprietors 281

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 262
James Berry and wife's deed to the

Proprietors, 284

Meeting of the Proprietors 270

Proprietors Agreement for a Division of

Lands etc. for defending lands assigned, 271

Vote of Proprietors 273

Assignment of Swan Island to Adam

Winthrop 286

.Meeting of Proprietors, 288

John Nelson Esq' his Deed to the Pro-
prietors 288

Meeting of Proprietors, 293

Meeting of Proprietors, 293

Meeting of the Proprietors 294

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 294

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 295

Meeting of the Proprietors 296

JMeeting of the Proprietors, .... 297

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 298

Proprietor's Grant to John Holman, . . 300

John Holman Quit-claim to the Proprietors, 301

Meeting of the Proprietors 299

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 303
Meeting of the Committee of the Pro-
prietors, 304

Meeting of the Proprietors 304

Lott No. 11, John Vincent 381

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 305

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 305

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 307

Division of lots among proprietors, . . 309

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 308

James Webber's Deed to Oliver Noyes, . 336
The Proprietors Deed to Samuel White of

Boston 345



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IX



1721


June


13




June


30


1727


Aug.


15


1733


June


30


1734


Apr.


6


1737


July


16





July


18




July


18




Sept.


14


1738


July


21




July


28


1739


Mar.


3


1740


Sept.


15




Feb.


3


1741


Dec.


9



1742



Dec. 21

May 3



1743 Sept. 12





Sept.


14


1749


Aug.


9


1753


Nov.


10




Nov.


13



1731



Mar. 18
Apr. 10



PAGE

Winthrop & Minotts Deed to Sam" Yorke, 372

Quitclaim from Sam" Yorke 371

Tho' Gyles's Deed of Quit Claim, . . .369
In consideration of the Service of Capt.

Benjamin Larrabee 314

Proprietor's Deed to William Vaughan, . 325
Henry Gibb's confirmation of Benjamin
Larrabee Esq" Power to execute Deeds to
the Settlers in Brunswick and Topsham, . 336
The Proprietors Power of Attorney to Ben-
jamin Larrabee 314

The Letter of Instructions to Benjamin Lar-
rabee Esq'' 319

The Proprietor's Power of Attorney to John

Booker in re Sebasco-deggin Island, . . 321
Letter to Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" in re

taking Bonds for Deeds 324

Proprietor's Deed to John Gyles Esq', . . 329
Proprietor's Deed to Job Lewis Esq', . . 332
Proprietors Deed to Henry Gibbs, . . . 357
Isaac Royall's confirmation of Benjamin
Larrabee Esq" Power to execute Deeds
to the Settlers in Brunswick and Topsham, 338
Mr. Isaac Royalls Deed to Henry Gibbs, . 361
Benning Wentworth Esq" confirmation of
Benjamin Larrabee Esq" Power to exe-
cute Deeds to the Settlers in Brunswick

and Topsham, 341

Assignment of Sebasco-degin Island, . . 363
William Skinner & Lydia his Wife, con-
firmation of Benjamin Larrabee Esq"
power to Execute Deeds to the Settlers
in Brunswick and Topsham, . . . 343
Proprietors Deed to Isaac Hall, . . . 348
Proprietors Deed to Ebenezer Toothacre, . 351
Proprietors Deed to Richard Jacques, . . 354
Meeting of a Number of the Proprietors, , 368

Deed to Adam Hunter, 374

Deed to William Reed, 376

Act for calling and regulating Prop"

meetings, 401

Report of Committee on putting Forts and

Garrisons into proper posture of defence, 1

Memorand" of Provisions & Amunition, . 3

Action of House in re Fort at Richmond, . 4



CHEONOLOGICAL TABLE



1754 Apr. 17

May 4

May 7

May 15

May 24

June 14

June 26

July 6

Oct. 30

Nov. 11

Dec.

Dec. 9

Dec. 23

1755 Jan. 8



Jan. 29



Feb.


17


Apr.


18


Apr.


21


Apr.


22


May


19


May


28


June


9


June


17


June


27


June


27


July




July





Meeting of the Proprietors of the Kennebec

Purchase

William Lithgow to Gov% ....
Letter from Governor to Capt. Jabez

Bradbury,

Extracts of a Letter from Capt. Samuel

Goodwin

Letter William Lithgow

Deposition of Thomas W^alker,
Meeting of Council, June 26-Sept. 4, .
Articles of Agreement between Capt. Isaac

Illsley and his Excellency William Shirley,
Order of House in re present to Penobscot

and Xorridgewalk Indians

Indian Letter from Kehoorit

Vote of House in re Garrison at Taconock,

Petition of John Winslow

Penobscots to Governor,

Vote of House in re Fort Hallifax,

Letter from Necterramet and others to Gov'

Shirley

Report of Committee in re his Excellency's

message and letters accompanying the

same,

Letter C. L. Leissner to Gov. Shirley and

Order of House

Memorial of Enoch Freeman and Action of

House,

Action of House concerning Forts,
Gov. Shirley to Council et als, .
Benjamin Thomas's Deed to son Benjamin

Thomas,

Abigail Leather's Deed to Benjamin Thomas,
Joseph Thomas's Deed to Benjamin Thomas,
Letter Gov. Shirley to Col. Ez. Gushing, .

Deed to R"* Knowles

Action of House in re Indian matters, .
Gov. Shirley to Capt. Bradbury inclosing

letter from the Governor to Penobscot

Indians, ........

Reply of the Penobscot Indians, .
Jabez Bradbury to Gov. Shirley, .
James Cargill's Memorandum relating to

killing of Indians

Report of Alex"^ Nickels, ....
Journal of L' Stackpole and William Gerrish,



PAGE

4
6



9
11
15

15

18

20
21
21
22
22
23

24



25

26

27-29
28
25

388
390
391

29
378

30



32-33
34
35

36

37

38-39



OF CONTEXTS



XI



1755 July 5 Letter S. Phips to Penobscots,
July 10 Letter S. Phips to Penobscots,
July 11 Bradbury to Governor, .
July 12 Letter S. Phips to Penobscots,
July 16 Letter from Umbarius to Governor,
July 25 Letter from Bradbury to Governor,
Letter from Bradbury to Governor,
July 25 Penobscot Chiefs to Governor, .
Aug. 8 Action of House in re Penobscot Indians,
Aug. 14 Action of House in re detachment of men

for guard duty at Fort Halifax, .
Aug. 16 Letter Governor to Bradbury,
Aug. 18 Letter from the Governor to the Penobscots

Letter to Jabez Bradbury from Governor,
Sept. 6 Letter from the Penobscot Indians to the

Governor,

Sept. 26 Memorial of Jabez Bradbury, .

Sept. 26 Letter from William Lithgow to the

Governor,

Report of Committee respecting the Penob
scot Indians and Action of House, .
Oct. 3 Letter from S. Phips to Bradbury,
Letter from S. Phips to Indians, .
Oct. 24 Letter from Jabez Bradbury to S. Phips,
Nov. 1 Action of House against the Penobscot

Indians

Proclamation by the Lieut. Gov and Action
of House in re persons in quest of the
Indian Enemy,

Journal of Samuel Goodwin, .

Journal of Capt. Alexander Nickols,

Letter from George Berry to S. Phips,

Journal of James Cargill,

Endorsement of Deed William Vincent to
John Vincent

Petition of Inhabitants of Herrington and
Pemaquid & Action thereon, .
Feb. 10 Petition of Committee of Georgetown,

Petition of Joshua Bradford, .
Feb. 22 Letter from Jabez Bradbury to the Gover

nor, with Indian Letter inclosed.
Mar. 12 Proposalls to the Plymouth Compa, .
Mar. 14 Petition for calling a Prop'" meeting, .
Mar. 16 Letter from S. Phips to Bradbury,
Mar. 30 Proposalls from the Plymouth Compa, .



1756

Mar. 18, Dec. 8

Apr.-Oct.

July 31

Aug.

Oct, 25

1757 Feb. 6



PAGE
40
41

43

42
44
44
45
46
46

49
50
51
53

5b
56

54

57-58
59
60
61

62



62-64

65

67
68
67

382

69

197

73

71
412
404

72
415



Xll



CHKOKOLOGICAL TABLE



1757 Mar. 31

Apr. 2
Apr. 11
Apr.-May



May-Oct.

May 2

May 16

May 28

June 15

July 8

July 27
Dec.

1758 Jan. 20

Jan. 23

Feb. 20



May 16
June 1



June 8



July


20


Sept.




Nov.


15


Nov.


15



Letter from S. Phips to the Council and

House,

Warrant for calling a Prop" Meeting, .

Advertisement

Journal of James Cargill Scouting in Penob

scot Bay and vicinity, ...
Journal of Scouting in Vicinity of St

George

Journal of Capt. Israel Herrick, .
Journal of Capt. Joshua Freeman, .
Francis Foxcroft to Bradbury,

Bradbury to Council

Letter from Indians to Gentlemen of the

Council,

Order of General Court in re Bounties for

Indian Captives, etc

Petition of Hesekiah Purinton,

Joshua Freeman to Council, .

Letter Joshua Treat to Council, .

The Memorial of William Ross & Action of

House

Benjamin Thomas's Deed of Release to the

Proprietors

Proprietors Deed to Benjamin Thomas,
Plymouth Prop" Deed of 300 Acres to

Mess" Gibbs & Noyes,
Deed of Release to the Plymouth Pro

prietors

Deed of Release from the Plym° Proprietors

to the Pejepscott Prop", .
Joshua Freeman's Report, .
Report of Committee upon Petition of Capt

James Cargill

Memorandum of James Cargill's transac

tions at the Eastward

Vote of Agreement with the Prop" of Ken

nebeck Purchase

Names and List of Captives sent in, in

response to the Proclamation of the

Governor

Deed to William Vincent, ...
Deed to James Mustard, ...
Preble Papers, a List of the Killed and Cap

tivated at Kennebeck River,
Deed to William Malcom,
Deed to Robert Donlap, ....



PAGE

74
406

408

75

76

78
79
81

81

82

83

84
85
85

86

393
395

431

424

427
87

92

93

417



95

382
384

97
397
399



OF CONTENTS



X • • •

XIU



PAGE

1760 Mar. 2 Indian Conference at Fort Pownall, . . 98

Apr. 30 Letter to Brigi - Preble, 103

Petition of Sam' Harnden and Action

thereon, ........ 105

Acct. of the Expenses and Proceedings of

Sam' Harnden 108

1761 Petition of Subscribers of Newcastle, and

report of the Committee, .... 113
Committee Meet & direct to call a New

Meeting of the Prop" 433

Advertisement for a New Meeting of the

Pejepscott Proprietors, .... 434
Proceedings at a Meeting of the Proprietors

pursuant to the Advertisement, . . . 437
Proceedings at a Meeting of the Proprietors

as by Adjournment 438

Committee's Power to Messrs. Samuel Win-

choll and John Patten, .... 440
Meeting of the Proprietors as by adjourn-
ment at the Brittish Coffee House, . . 442
Indian letter to the Governor and the

Governor's reply, 114

Power to Enoch Freeman Esq"' to dispose

of Land in the New Township, . . . 446
Instructions to Capt. Sanders from Fra.

, Bernard, 116

Power to Enoch Freeman to prosecute

Tresspassers, 448

Indian Conference, ...... 116

Proprietors Power to Enoch Freeman to

prosecute tresspassers, .... 451
Indian Conference at Fort Pownall, . . 128
Extracts of a letter from Capt. Goldthwait

to the Governor, 123

Meeting of the Proprietors called and copy

of Advertisement published, . . . 453

Meeting of the Proprietors 455

Meeting of the Proprietors by Adjournment, 457

Indian Conference, 126

Meeting of the Proprietors by Adjournment, 460
Letter William Lithgow to His Excellency, 130
Letter William Lithgow and Report of

Council, 133-134

Proclamation by Gov. Fra. Bernard in re

the supposed murder of two Indians, . . 135
May 15 Letter William Lithgow to Governor, . . 135





July


1




Aug.


17




Sept.


16




Oct.


8




Dec.


14


1762


June


3


1763


June






July


18




July


23




July


23




Aug.


22


1763


Sept.


2




Sept.


17


1764


Mar.


26




Nov.


14


1765


Jan.


30




May


23




Aug.


14




Sept.


18


1766


Apr.


14




Apr.


16



May


28


May


29


Aug.




Aug.


23


Aug.


24



/



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PAGE

1766 May 28 Letter William Lithgow, 137

Meeting of the Proprietors by Adjournment, 461

Letter Samuel Goodwin, 138

Letter Samuel Howard 139

Letter James Howard 140

Report of Committee on line between N. H.
and Mass. and Action of House, . . . 141

1767 July 29 Letter James Flagg and Indian letter in-

closed 144-145

Aug. 20 Letter James Flagg, 146

Sept. 3 Letter Gershom Flagg 147

Sept. 6 Extracts of a letter from Thomas Goldthwait

to the Governor 148

Sept. 10 Letter Mr. Elisha Tobey to William Gush-
ing, et als 153

Sept. 10 Letter J. Cotton, D. Secry. in re a murder
& robbery, and Copy of Warrant for Ar-
rest of Men Suspected, . . . 154-155
Proclamation by Gov. Bernard in re same

matter 156

1769 July 26 Conference with Penobscot Indians, . . 156
Conference with Penobscot Indians con-
tinued 158

1773 May 4 Conference in Cambridge, Indians asking

recompense for the Indians killed, . . 160
June 18 Resolve of House in re supplying Indians at
Penobscot Falls with goods and pro-
visions 163

1775 July 1 Petition in re Embargo 163

July 20 Petition in re Embargo 164

1776 July 10 Conference with the St. John's and Mick-

mac Tribes, July 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 165-192
Conference with St. Francis Tribe, . . 193

1777 Sept. The Petition of the Committees on Safety,

Correspondence and Inspection for the
several towns in County of Lincoln, in be-
half of the Town of Boothbay, and report
of Committee, 195



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY



OF THE



STATE OF MAINE



Report of Committee on putting Forts and Garrisons into
proper posture of defence.

"That the Walls of the Truckhouse of S^ Georges Kiver be
forthwith repaired and shingled or clapboarded on the out
and Inside as shall be thought best. —

That there be 10 Cannon in this fort, — Viz' —

2 : 9 pounders to be taken from Fort Frederick.

2 : 6 pounders to be taken from Castle William which be-
longed to the province Ship, and

6. 4 pounders to be purchased by the province

2 good Cohorns and

50 good Small Arms with a Suffic' number of Shott Shelles
& Stores for both the Cannon & Small arms

That the platforms be secured and other necessary repairs
be made at Fort Frederick and as soon as the weather will
permit that the Walls be new pointed

That there be 2 good Cohorns & 40 Small Arms with Suit-
able stores at this fort. There are a sufficient N° of Can-
non, Shott, and Shells there already.

That Richmond fort be repaired & Shingled or Clap-
boarded as soon as may be.

That there be 6 Cannon at this fort Viz* —

6. four pounders. — 2 Cohorns. — 40 good Small arms & all
Stores Necessary for the Cannon & Small Arms

That the Block house on Saco River be repaired and sup-
plied with some few articles that are wanting there.



Z DOCUMENTARY HISTORY

That tliere be 2 good Cohorns with a Sufficient X° of
Shott and Shells to everv fort and Blockhouse in the
Government

That a sufficient Number of Wlieels of Cast Iron be pro-
cured for the Cannon at the Several forts and Garrisons of
the province, as also to supply those at Castle William which
have now wheels of "Wood as there shall be occasion for them.

The Committee further report that in Order to procure
these Cannon &c they found a considerable number of old
Guns at S*^ George, Richmond and Castle William as also a
Considerable Xumber of Small Arms in the Commissary's
Store and at several forts and Garrisons which are not good,
but may Undoubtedly be disposed of for a considerable Sum
which with a grant of Six hundred or Seven hundred pounds
lawful money they apprehend will be Sufficient to Compleat
the several articles in this report.

But inasmuch as the french are daily making Incroach-
ments on our Territorys, they apprehend, these repairs &c
will not be sufficient for the defence and preservation of the
Province, unless something further be done by his Majesty
or the Colonys be obliged to act Conjunctly in this Affair.
The Comittee have therefore prepared a more particular
Answer to his Excellencys Speech and Message by way of
Message, which they herewith begg leave to Offer and is
humbly submitted by —

[Signed] W™ Pepperrell

by order of y^ Comittee.

In Council Jan. 4, 1754, Read & Sent down. In House,
read accepted k ordered £700 be paid to purchase gims &
make repairs, and that old guns & small arms be disposed of
as advised —

Concurred in Council Jan. 4 : Consented to by Gov.
Shirley.



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 3

3Iemorand"'^ of Provisions & Amunition.

March 18"^ 1754, Memorand'" of Sundry men raised for

y® Eastward Provisions & Amunition with Beds & Blanketts

p Cap* Saunders. —
60 Cpt Berry of Fahnouth

50 Cpt Benj'^ Muggeridge of [N"" Yarm°

30 Cpt David Dunning of Brunswick

15 Cpt iidam Hunter of Topsham

40 Cpt John Wright of George Town

30 Cpt Alex'" Nichols of Sheepscot.



225

Amunition and Provision at the Several Garrisons — •
5 men added to Brunswick 3 beds & 3 Blank*^

13 men added to Pemequid 6 beds & 5 Ditto

15 men added to S' Georges 8 beds & 9 Ditto

35 men to Richmond 16 beds & 13 Ditto

60 Small Arms and re-
pair his Garrison.
5 men to Sacco 3 beds & 2 Ditto.

on reverse
from his Hon"" 10
Coll° Brinley 10
ColP Lincoln 8

ColP Miller 5

ColP Wendell 10
Coll° Gushing 25
Cap' Jon'^ Bean
at Sacco 5

men 73
Each Garrison a whale Boat and Some Repairs at Bruns-
wick 6 month Provisions to Richmond Cap* Sam^ Moody 2
bbls powder balls & flints



4 DOCTJMENTAEY HISTORY

Action of House in re Fort.

In the House of Eepresentatives April 10'*' 1754

Whereas the fort at Richmond is in a very ruinous condi-
tion and past repairs, and a more suitable place may be
found further up Kennebeck River whereon to erect a new
One, and inasmuch as it is the earnest desire of the Two
Houses that his Excelly the Governour w^ould take the trouble
of a voyage to the Eastern part of the Province to give direc-
tions concerning this fort, as well as other important matters
and the two houses have also concluded to desire his Excelly
to give orders for enlisting five hundred men including offi-
cers to attend his comands Eastward, as also that Commis-
sioners with a Present to the Six nations to attend the Con-
vention at Albany in June. — Therefore granted £5300, for
these purposes.

Apr. 11. — Concurred in by Council, and approved by
Governor.

Meeting of the Proprietors of the Kennebec Purchase.

Boston, April 17, 1754.

At a Meeting of the proprietors of the Kennebeck purchase
from the late Colony of New-pl^onouth, held by Adjourn-
ment — Voted —

Wliereas the Great and General Assembly of the province
of the Massachusetts Bay, have in their present Session by
their Message to his Excellency William Shirley Esq Gov-
ernour of the said province desired him to order "a New
Port to be Erected of about One hundred & twenty feet square
as far up the River Kennebeck, above Richmond Port as he
shall think fit;" and his said Excellency has signified to us
the proprietors, that in Case we will forthwith at our Ex-
pence cause to be built at or near a place called Cushenac



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 5

upon the said River, as he shall order, an House of hewn
Timber not less than ten Inches thick One hundred feet long,
thirty two feet wide, & Sixteen feet high, for the Reception
of the said province's Stores, with Conveniences for Lodging
the Soldiers who may be placed there by the Government, &
will picquet in the same at thirty feet Distance from every
part of the said House, and build a Block-house of Twenty
four feet Square at Two of the opposite angles, and a Gentry
Box at each of the other two Angles of twelve feet square
agreeable to a plan Exhibited by us to his said Excellency for
that purpose and finish the same with four Gannon carrying-
Ball of four pounds, his said Excellency having undertaken
to protect the Workmen who shall be employed in building
said House untill the same Shall be finished; He the said
Governour will, as soon as may be, give orders for Erecting
a new Fort at the Charge of the Government of the Dimen-
sions proposed by the General Assembly in their afores'*
Message to him, above Taconnet Falls upon the aforesaid
River, for the protection of the Settlements made or which
may hereafter be made upon the same, & in the Adjacent
Country, and use his best Endeavours to cause the Fort to
be finished with the utmost Expedition —

Now it is Unanimously Voted — That in Consideration of
the aforesaid Assurance given to this proprietee by his said
Excellency We the said proprietors will forthwith Cause to
be built a House of Hewen Timber * * * * [as prescribed
above] * * * And the Committee Viz' Thomas Hancock



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