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DOCUMENTARY



HISTORY OF THE STATE OF MAINE



VOL. IX



CONTAINING



The Baxter Manuscripts



EDITED



By JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A. M.



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



PORTLAND

LEFA VOR-TOWER COMPANY

1907



Copyright 1907
By the Maine Historical Society



Press of

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PREFACE



I HAVE been encouraged to continue the publication of
my collection of Maine documents by the increasing use
which is being made of them by students of Maine history,
and as the present volume has to do with events which
occurred in a particularly critical and interesting period of
our history, I do not doubt that it will prove to be fully as
useful as preceding volumes. I have to apologise for the
reappearance on page 22, of this volume, of the short article
entitled "Alliance with Maquas Indians, etc.," which con-
cluded Volume VI of Documents. By an oversight it
reached the printer with other copy, and was printed before
attracting my attention.

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER.

61 Deering Street,

Portland, Maine, January 1, 1907.



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1089 May 11 Letter from James Weems, .

June G Proposals to the Convention, ....
June 27 Alliance with Maquas Indian.s to be renewed,

Letter from Thos Danforth.
June 28 (Government in Maine Continued,
June 29 Commander of Volunteers to be appointed,
July 1 Letter from Samuel Appleton,

Wages of Volunteers, ....

July 2 Order to raise three hundred men,

Order relating to ■Slaquas Indians, .

Order for Capt. Church to procure 100 Indians,

Mr John Stanton to procure aid.

Messengers to Plymouth & Connecticut,

Order for Relief of the Frontier Towns, .

Order for Encouraging Volunteers,
July 3 Order for strengthning frontier towns, &c.

Order relating to friendly Indians,
July 5 Letter from Wra Vaughan & Richd Waldron

from Capt Gerrish's Garrison at Cocheca. .
July 11 Letter from Thomas Scottow,
July 12 Letter to Lt. James Weems,
July 14 Letter from Sam' Appleton,
July 15 Letter from Silvanus Davis and others, .
July 20 Letter from Elisha Andrews,
July 23 Letter from James Weems, ....

Letter from Sam: Wheelwright and others to
Maj. Frost,.

Petition of Jeremy Dummer, ....

July 24 Letter from Soldiers,

July 27 Letter from Major Frost and others,

July 29 Letter from Rob* Pike, ....

July 30 Letter Samuel Sherborne to Majr, Rob* Pike

Aug. 2 Letter to Majr Chas Frost and others,

Aug. 14 List of Soldiers that ran away from his Maj

estys forces,

Aug. 17 Deposition of Lenox Beverly, ....
Aug. 19 Letter from Silvanus Davis,
Aug. 20 Order to raise six hundred men.

Order to take list of names,.



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Order to summon soldiers to appear before
court, 37



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Letter from Silvanus Davis, .... 37

Instructions for Col. John Pynchon and others, 38
22 Order to send 25 men to Wells for relief of that

town, 39

28 Letter from Silvanus Davis and others, . . 40
Letter from Silvanus Davis, .... 43
List of names, 44

29 Commission to Jeremiah Swayne Comandr in

chiefe, 45

31 Order to post soldiers at Groton, Haverill and

Newichawannock, ...... 46

Order to march soldiers to head quarters, . 47
6 Order, relating to Major Sweyne his officers &

soldiers, 70

11 Letter from Silvanus Davis, .... 48

12 Propositions made by the Honl^le Col' John Pyn-

chon and others, ...... 50

13 Answer of the River Indians to Col\ John Pyn-

chon and others, 52

14 Instructions for Major Jeremiah Swayne, . . 54

15 Letter from Jeremiah Sweyen, ... 56

16 Letter from Joseph Prout, 58

17 Letter from Silvanus Davis, .... GO

Order to Mr. John Alden, 61

Order to Major Benja Church, ... 61

Order to Capt Simon Willard, .... 62

Petition of John Day & others, ... 63

8 Letter from Jer. Sweyne, 64

15 Letter from Jer. Sweyne, .... 65

16 Letter from Richard Martyn & others, . . 67

17 "Letter from Maryland Re^l 17 Octo 1689." . 67

24 Order, to withdraw troopers, .... 69

25 Communication from the Commissioners for the

United Colonies, 70

6 Order, relating to discharge of Soldiers & Indians, 71
8 Order relating to Majr Sweyne his Officers and

Soldiers, 72

Letter from Isaac Addington to Major Sweyne, 73

Order in relation to payment of Soldiers, . . 74

Six Rates to be Levied for payment of Soldiers &c, 57

13 Letter from Maj Sweyne, .... 76

27 Directions to Capt. Alden, 40

27 Stephen Holden's Petition, .... 77

3 Josiah Parker's Petition, 78

15 Sam' Austin's Petition, 80



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1699 July 7 Petition of John Phillips & James Converse, . 82

Resolve in favor of Timothy Phillips & otliers, 84
July 8 Resolve in favor of John Phillips & James Con-
verse, 83

1700 Jan. 4 In Council (riglits of fishery on coast of Nova

Scotia), 85

Jan. 10 Report of his Majesty's Council in relation to

Forts, 86

Feb. 19 John Wilson's Petition 92

Feb. 27 Committee for Eastern Claims, .... 94
Mar. 4 Saml Sewall and three others named for com-
mittee, 94

June 15 Report of Committee, 97

Answer to the Earl of Limerick's Petition, . 98

June 17 Letter from James Converse to John Leverett, . 98
Petition James Converse in behalf of John

Baker, 99

June 20 John Baker's Petition, 100

June 25 Petition of James Gouge in behalf of Wells, . 103

June 26 Letter from the Select men of Berwick, . . 104

June 28 Tho^ Jackson's Petition, 102

Sept. 21 Notification sent to the Town of Kittery of the
Resolve of the Gen^ Assembly upon the petition

of the Inhabts of Berwick, . . . . 1C5

Benj Xason's Petition, ..... 106

17U1 Feh. 25 John Wilson's Petition, 119

Mar. 25 Jos: Hammond &c, Petition relating to Imposi-
tion laid by ye Government of New Hampshire,

and Resolve tliereon, 95

Apr. 9 Letter from Jacob Wyman, 107

Apr. 10 Letter to Vincent — a Bigot, .... 109

Apr. 28 Letter from Lt. Gov. Stoughton to Hon. Secretary

Vernon, ........ 110

June 3 Letter from Lt. Gov. Stougliton to Hon. Secretary

Vernon, . • . . . . . . Ill

Letter from Lt. Gov. Stoughton to the Lords

Commissrs, 114

June 28 Petition of Nicolas Gowen & James Plaisteed in

behalf of Kittery and York 118

Answer to above Petition, ..... 119

Oct. 18 Letter to Con, Phip Esqr 121

1702 Mar. 9 His Excell^js Speech to the Assembly, , . 124

Mar. 10 Letter from the Governor, .... 125

Mar. 16 Resolve concerning Edw"} Toogood, . . . 127

June 9 Petition of Abraham Preble in belialf of York, 128

Answer, ......... 129

June 27 John Hathorue, John Pliillips & others appointed

committee, ....... 130



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1702 Oct. 13 Joseph Bane's Petition, 136

Oct. 21 Report of the Committee concerning Pemaquid, 1.30

Governor's Speech, 133

Governor's Speech, 134

Oct. 27 Return of the Committee of the Council and rep-
resentatives refering to tlie fort at Pemaquid, 135
Nov. 3 The Council asking a Conference, . . . 137
Nov. 4 Order for a Conference about Pemaquid Fort, 138
Nov. 10 Message from the Representatives referring to

Pemaquid, . 1-38

Nov. 17 Message from the Piepresentatives about a Com-
mittee to prei)are an Address and Memorial to

Her Majesty, 139

Nov. 18 Order for Committee to prepare an Address &c

about Pemaquid &c 139

Copy of Major Hilton's Journal, .... 140

Petition of John German, .... 143

Letter from Colo Dudley to the Board, . . 14.')
List of Wounded persons under care of John

German in Casco fort, 150

Letter from Col Dudley to the Board, . . . 151

Copy of C0I9 Romers Mem'' to the Govt , . 157

Certificate of Capt. Simon Willard, . . . 100

Letter from Coll Dudley to the Board, . . 160

Governor's Speech, 162

Nov, 8 Petition of the Town of York, . . . 167

Petition of Joseph Bean, 162

Nov. 10 Petition of John March & An Acct. of what

he lost by the Indians and French, . . 164
Nov. 19 In the House of Representatives, Resolve con-
cerning Col. John March, 167

Nov. 20 Letter from Shadrach Walton, . . . 178

1703 Dec. 1 Answer to Petition of the Town of York, . . 168

Representatives Answer about Pemaquid and

Salaries Sent up Nov. 16, 1703, ... 169

Petition of John Wheelwright in behalf of Wells, 172

Answer to Petition, 173

Dec. 2 " Representatives Address to his Excellcy for the
Redressing of several things therein mention^

presentd and read Deer 2d 1703," . . 170

A List of the Persons receiving money ordei'ed

by ye General Court out of State Tax, . . 174

1704 Apr. 19 His Exce"ys Speech April 19, 1704, . . 185
Apr. 20 Letter from Col. Dudley to the Board, . . 179
May 29 Petition of Samuel Gill & Benjn Hutchins, . 186
June 7 Petition of ^.ewis Bane in behalf of York, . . 187
June 14 Answer to Petition, 188



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1704 July 13 Letter from Col: Dudley to the Board, relating

to ye State of Massachusetts Bay, . . . 189
Copy of the Address of the Assembly of New
England to Her Majesty setting forth their Rea-
sons for not complying ^vlth her Commands
for building a Fort at Pemaquid &c — and for

setling a Salary on the Gov^ and Lieut. Govr , 198

Petition of the Town of Wells, ... 201

Petition of Inhabitants of Town of York, . . 204

Petition of Wm Briar, 206

Resolve in the House of Representatives concern-
ing William Briar, ...... 207

Petition of Selectmen of Xittery, . . . 207

His Excellency's Speech, 209

Letter from the Gentlemen concerned in provid-
ing Masts to the Board, relating to the care of

Col: Dudley for promoting that work, . 209
A Memorial from New=Engld, relating to the

French Settlements in Canada, . . . 211

His Excellency's Speech, 217

Isles of Shoals — Petition, 218

Isles of Shoals — Petition, .... 220

Petition of Arthur Beal 213

Resolve in answer to Petition, .... 214

Petition of Lewis Bane & .Joseph Hill, . . 215

Abatement of Tax to York and Wells, . . 221

Kittery Abatement, 223

Resolve concerning the Kittery Abatement, . 223

Governor's Speech, 225

Message to the Governor, .... 224

Answer to the Governor's Speech, . , . 226

His Excellency the Governrs Speech, . . 228
Letter to Capt. "Dufcolliaun," . . . .229

Letter to Mr Sheafe, D. Collector, ... 229
Letter from Gov. Joseph Dudley to Secretary

Addington, 231

Letter from Gov. Dudley, .... 231

His Excellency the Governor's Speech, . . 232

Petition of Jos. Hamond 233

Letter — Pela Whittemore to Andrew Belcher, . 233

Order in favor of the widow of Jeremiah Jordan, 235

Speech of the Governor, 236

Letter from Francis Wainwright to Gov. Dudley, 23G

Letter from W. Dudley to Gov. Jos. Dudley, . 238

Letter from Capt. Charles Stucley, . . . 239

Letter from Capt Charles Stucley, . . . 240

Letter from William Dudley, .... 241

Letter from C0I9 John March, .... 242



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1707 July 1 Letter from J. Dudley, to Capt Charles Stucley, 243
Letter from W. Dudley to Joseph Dudley, . 244
Letter from Col. Francis Wainwright, . . 245
Rei)resentation to His Excellency about the

Forces, 246

Governor's Speech, 248

1708 May 10 Vote, giving William Pepperrell liberty to erect

mill, 248

Petition of Wm Pepperrell, 248

Letter from J. Dudley, 250

1708-9 Mar. 1 Letter from J. Dudley Govr of the Mass.

Bay, 251

Letter from Mr Bridger, 266

1709 Feb. 3 Letter from Joseph Dudley, .... 289
Copy of Letter to Cap* Sam" Moodey, . .289
Petition of David Jeffries, .... 287
Petition of Thomas Willis, 286

1709-10 Jan. 6 Colo Noyes letter abt Snovz-Shoes, . . .272

Letter Robt Pike to Capt. Benj. Larriby, . 273

Letter from Captp Moody, 274

Letter from Josiah Littlefield, . . . 276
Letter from Josiah Littlefield to Thomas Barber, 277
Letter from Josiali Littlefield to Captn Moody, . 277
1709 Jan. 31 Letter from Colonel Dudley, Govr of New Eng-
land, 278

1799-10 Feb. 11 Letter from Capt. Samuel Moodey to Governor

Joseph Dudley, 290

Feb. 14 Letter from J. Dudley, Governor, . . . 291

Letter from Capt. Andrew Robinson, . . . 292
Feb. 15 Letter from Govr Joseph Dudley to Capt. Sam'l

Moody, 292

Letter from Isaac Addington, to Col. Partridge, 294

The Governor's Speech, 296

Speech to the Assembly, 297

Letter from Mr Bridger, 298

Appraisal of Mr. John Stover's Shallop, . 299

Capt. Samuel Moodey to Gov. Joseph Dudley, 300

Capt. Samuel Moodey to Gov. Joseph Dudley, 301

Governor's Speech, ...... 302

Capt Samuel Moodey to Govr Joseph Dudley . 302
John Usher Esq^ to Board of Trade and Planta-
tions, 303

Account of capture of small French vessell, . 366

John Usher to the Secretary of State, . . 305
Memorial of the inhabitants of the Middle part

of Kittery, 307

Mar. 23 Col. Thad Walton to Gov. Dudley, . . . 308

Capt. Samuel Moodey to Gov. Joseph Dudley, 310





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Petition of Lewis Bane, 311

" Return of the Laying out the Head bounds of

Kittery present. Octtob. 1711," . . . 312

Petition of Lewis Bane in behalf of York, . 313

Answer to Petition, 315

Capt. Sami Moodey to Gov. Dudley, . . 315

Capt. Samuel Moodey to Gov. Dudley, . . 316

Govr Dudley to Capt. Sam\ Moodey, . . 317
Govr Joseph Dudley to Col. Walton, . . .319

Gov. Dudley to Capt. SamU Moodey, . . 320
Letter from Commissrs of ye Indian Affairs, New

York, to Col. Saml Partridge, .... 321

Col. Richard Waldron to Govr Dudley, . . 322

Col. Richard Waldron to Gov^ Joseph Dudley, . 324
Col. John Wheelwright and John Lane to Govr

Dudley, 322

Elisha Plaisted to his Father, . . . .326

Col. Richard Waldron to Gov. Joseph Dudley, 327

Ichabod Plaisted to Gov. Dudley, . . . 328

Col. Richard Waldron to Govr Dudley, . . 330

Letter from Geo. Vaughan to Gov. Dudley, . 331

Gov. Dudley to Col. Partridge, .... 332

Letter from Gov. Dudley to Capt. Moodey, . 332

Sabastian Rale to Capt. Samuel Moody, . . 334

Letter from Gov. Dudley to the Board, . . 335

Letter from Lieut, Joseph Been to Govr Dudley, 338

Letter from Capt. Saml Moodey to Gov. Dudley, 339

John Wentworth to Gov. Dudley, . . . 340

Thos. Coram to the Earl of Orford, . . 342

Further Proposals from Mr. Coram, . . . 345

Estimate of charge for settling in New Colony, 347
Extracts from Letter from Jeremiah Dummer to

Secretary Addington, 348

^Memorial relating to New Hampshire Province, 349

Committee to prosecute Settlements, &c, . . 351

Memorial of Sir Bibye Lake, .... 352
A Particular of the Lands Claimed by S. Bibye

Lake and other Proprietors in New England

Extracted out of the Indian Purchase Deeds, 354
Letter from Capt. John Gyles to Gov. Samuel

Shute, 355

Letter from John Lane to Gov. Shute, . . 357

Memorial of Thomas Coram, .... 357

Petition of sundry Proprietors of Falmouth, . 361

Letter from Gov. Shute to the Kennebeck Indians, 363

Deposition of Richard Pearce, .... 363

Solicitor General's Letter, .... 371



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Aug. 10



Solicitor General's Report upon Several Claims
and Pretensions to some Land between New
England & Nova Scotia,

Petition on behalf of the people proposing to set-
tle the land lying between the Province of Main
in New England & Nova Scotia in America,

Letter from J. Burchett,

Gov. Samuel Shute "to the Jesuit at Norigwalk,''

Letter from J. Bridger to the Board,

Repoi't of Committee appointed to consider the
Memorial of Elisha Cook,

Petition of J. Wellington & others,

A Copie of An Act proposed to preserve his Maj-
esties Woods,

Memorial of Proprietors, &c of Falmouth,

The right of Massachusetts to the Province f)f
Maine, vindicated, ......

Letter from Mr. Bridger to the Board complain-
ing of the disobedience of the people to the
Acts for preserving the wooils, etc.,

Advice of Committee to regulate Settlements &c.

Letter from Mi-. Bridger

Captain Cyprian Southack to Mr. Popple enclos-
ing various papers, .....

Letter from J. Wentworth to Gov. Shute, .

Letter from W. Lowndes to Mr. Popple,

Extract of a Letter from Cap: Smart, .

Extract of a Letter from Nath'l Shannon to
George Vaun,

Report of John Wheelwright, ....

Report from Richd West concerning woods in
Province of Maine — America,

Letter from George Vaughan to Secry Craggs,

Letter from M. Secry Craggs, ....

Capt John (^yles to Gov. Shute,

Letter from Major Joseph Hammond to Gov.
Shute,

Letter from Josei)h Heath & John Minot to Gov.
Shute,

Lewis Bane to Gov. Samuel Shute,

Edw: Hutchinson to Gov, Shute,

Letter from Jeremiah Dummer, ....

Cyprian Southack to Mr. Popple, relating to the
boundaries between the French and English in
those parts,

Evidences referring to Sam'l Martin's Land,

Deposition of John Pearce, ....

John Wheelwright and others to Gov. Shute,



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1721 June 5
June 19
July 8
July 10
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John Gyles to Gov. Shute, .... 456

Letter from J. Wentworth to Gov. Shute, . . 457

Letter from J. Wentworth, .... 459

Rich'l Waldron to L* (Jov^ Dummer & Council, . 458

J. Adams to lion. Paul Dudley, . . . 400
Capt Sami Moodey to Gov. Shute, . . .462

Capt Samuel Moodey to Gov. Shute, . . 463

Capt Samuel Moodey to Gov. Shute, . . . 464

J. Wentworth to Gov. Shute, .... 465

Letter from Pendleton Fletcher, .... 406
Letter from Wm. Pepperrell Jiinr to Josiah

Willard, 467

Col. Tho? Westbrook to L* Gov. Dummer, . 468

Lt. Gov. Dummer to C0I9 Westbrook, . . 468

Johnson TTarmon to Lt. Gov. Dummer, . . 469

Thos Westbrook to Lt. Gov. Dummer, . . 471

John Penhallow to Lt. Gov. Dummer, . . 472

William Hilton to Lieut. Gov. Dummer, . 473

Lieut Gov. Dummer to Capt. Johnson Harmon, 474

Lieut Gov. Dummer to Capt. Penhallow, . . 475

Josiah Willard, Secry, to Capt. John Penhallow, 476



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OF THE



STAXK OF MAINK



Letter from James Weems.

Pemaquid May IV" 89
Hon"" Gen*men

This day ariued a party from new Dartmouth to Take this
Fort and Seize us, not meeting w*^^ anny resistance, I being
willing to have Rendred it up before, had p'"ticuler Orders
bin sent from yo' Hands or a line from S' Edmonds Andross
who posted me here, neither shall any man be more Readyer
to p'sew the Entrest of y® true protistant Religion w°^ I eur
profest from my infancy. Not two hours before this fell out
M'' GuUison a Rived from Casco Who brought w*^ him the
Declaration of y® English peers, w°^ was so great a Sattisfac-
tion y* I immediately went to M"" Gullison »fc ingaged his
shallop to have represented to yo"" Hono'' the affairs of these
parts, of w*^"^ by M"^ Brookhoven yo'' Hono"^^ will be enformed
& also of o"^ Readyness to have comeplied to yo'' Desires.

Gen*men I hope you will not beliue y' I am in the Least
vnwilling or vnready to appear & answ'^ what may be objected
against me in Remaining here w*^ Maj"^ Brockets, my selfe
w*^** others Gen*men I not adhearing w*^ him, in opinion no'
burners, yet being obliged to stay in y® Fort, it being my
Debt w'^^ I shall Honorably mamtain & Defend against all
Enemies in Vindication of the Protestant Religion & the



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maintainers thereof in the meantime Expecting to hear from

I Remain

Yo" Hono'^ Obedient Ser*
James Weems
Superscribed./.

To the Hono*''^® Simon Bradstreet Esq''.
President of the councill of Safety and
other Gentlemen of the Councill
at Boston.



Letter from Sam^ Appleton,
July 1, 1689.

May it please yo' hon'^s

We are continually recieving information of the increase
of y® enemy* Numbers :

We hear Cap* Broughton was Last Saturday shott down
going to Nichewanick:

As for ourselves I find great heaviness in our peoples
motion ; we have not one man Come fro Lynn & are informed
from Cap* Marshall that none will come :

From Salem we have but 6 men : wherefore I am necessi-
tated to Craue further Assist*^ & Direction from yo'' hon'^s —
& shall remain

Yo'^ Hono" hum''^ serv*

Sam" Appleton
Ips July 1 : 89 /

Wages of Volunteers.

Boston: pr° : July: 1689.
Whereas the Convention of the Governo'' and Councill and



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 3

Representatives of the massachusetts Colony are given to
understand that sundrj'^ of the Inhabitants of Newbury and
other Towns Adjacent do willingly offer themselves to go
forth in pursuit of the Indian Enemy, haveing lately com-
mitted depradations and Mischief es at Cochecha.

For Encouragm* to any that shall voluntarily undertake
so good a service ; Its agreed that all those who shall will-
ingly offer themselves to that service may Expect to receive
Eight pounds g head for eveiy flSghting man that shalbe by
them taken or destroyed to be paid in or as mony out of the
publique Treasury besides the Indian plunder taken to be
their own. The party or party's so going forth to be put
under suitable Conduct.

Voted by the Representatives in the

afli^tive

Attests Ebenezer Prout Clerk

Consented to by y^ Governo' and
Councill. pr° July, 1689

Is* Addington Sec'^



Order, July 2, 1689.

Ordered that three hundred men be forthwith raysed and
detached out of the severall County' in proportion following
Viz' Boston Regiment Sixty — Suffolk South Regiment
Sixty — Essex lower Regiment Seventy Essex Upper Reg-
iment Sixty — Middlesex lower Regiment, ffifty — to be put
under meet conduct for the Security and Safeguard of the
out Frontier Towns as well within this Colony as the East-
ern parts, and for the distressing and destruction of the
Indian Enemy as they shall have Orders and oppertunity.
Warrants to be forthwith issued by the Secretary unto the



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Majors or Comanders in Chiefe of the said severall Regiments,
Requiring them to grant out their warrants unto the Cap-
tains of the severall Company* in their respective Regiments
to detach or Impress a certain number of Souldiers out of
Each Company by an Equal proportion well appointed with
Armes & Amunition to be at their place of Rendezvous by
ffriday next the ffifth of July instant or sooner at Newbury
or where else y® Majors shalbe directed The Governo'^ and



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