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COLLECTIONS 

OF THE 

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

SECOND SERIES 



DOCUMENTARY 

HISTOKY OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



VOL. XIII 



CONTAINING 



THE BAXTER MANUSCRIPTS 



EDITED 



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



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



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LEFAVOR-TOWER COMPANY 

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Copyright 1909 
By the Maine Historical Society 



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PREFACE 



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

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

I was very glad to assure him that Governor Pownall has 



4S. 



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

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

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, 

61 Deering Street, 

Portland, Me. 
September 15, 1909. 



CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS 



55 Sept. 


12 


Sept. 


24 


Sept. 


27 


Oct. 


3 


Oct. 


3 


Oct. 


14 


Oct. 


14 


Oct. 


17 


Oct. 


17 


Oct. 


17 


Oct. 


18 


Oct. 


18 


Oct. 


20 


Oct. 


28 


Nov. 


6 


Nov. 


21 


Nov. 


22 


Nov. 


25 


56 Feb. 


23 


Mar. 


8 


Mar. 




Mar. 


24 


Mar. 


26 


April 


7 


April 


8 


April 


9 


April 


14 


April 


17 


April 


30 


May 


15 


May 


20 


May 


25 



May 26 



June 
June 
July 



Letter, W m Millar to L t Gov. Phips, 
" T. Fletcher to Lt Gov. Phips, 

Message, S. Phips, 

Speech, S. Phips, 

Letter, Lt Gov. Phips to Capt. W m Lithgow, 

Message, T. Hubbard Spkr, .... 
" S. Phips, 

Letter Capt. Sam'l Goodwin to Lt Gov. Phips, 
u ii (i it ii «i a it 

" Capt. W m Lithgow to Josiah Willard 
Secy, 

" Capt. Sam'l Goodwin to L l Gov. Phips, 

ii ii ii ii u ii ii ii 

" Capt. W m Lithgow to Lt Gov. Phips, 

An Inclosure, 

Letter, Capt. W m Lithgow to Lt Gov. Phips, 

Message, 

Letter to Capt. Saml Goodwin, 

" Capt. John Lane to Josiah Willard, Secy, 
" Capt. George Berry to Lt. Gov. Phips, 
" Capt. Thos Fletcher to Lt. Gov. Phips, 
" Samuel White to Josiah Willard, Secy, 

Message, W. Shirley, 

Letter, Capt. Wm. Lithgow to Gov. Shirley, 
T. Fletcher to Lt. Gov. Phips, 
" Capt. Alex* Nikels to Gov. Shirley, . 

Message, W. Shirley, .... 

Broad Bay. Vote, 

Message, W. Shirley, .... 

Gov. Shirleys Message "March 1756," . 

Letter, Capt. George Berry to Lt Gov. Phips, 
" Sir W m Pepperrell to Lt Gov. Phips, 
" Capt. J. Freeman to Lt Gov. Phips, 
" John Minot to Gov. Shirley, 
" Capt. Matths Remley to Lieut. Gov 
Phips 

Phillipstown, Petition, .... 

Brunswick, Petition, 

New Gloucester, Petition, .... 

Letter, Sam'l Howard to Gov. Shirley, . 

" L l Gov. Phips to Capt Sam'l Goodwin, 



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July 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 

Aug. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



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Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 

Dec. 



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



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May 
May 
May 

May 



May 
May 
May 



May 
May 



Mar. 


3 


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April 

April 


15 

12 
15 



April 28 



16 Message, W. Shirley, .... 

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

27 HI. 

9 Vote, 

Letter to Sir W» Peperel & Sam'l Waldo, 
Merryconege Neck, Petition, 
26 Letter, Lt Gov. Phips to Maj. Freeman, 

" L l Gov. Phips to Capt. Freeman and 
others, 

1 Letter, Enoch Freeman to Lt Gov. Phips, 

2 " John Greenleaf to Lt Gov. Phips, 

23 " Jabez Bradbury to Josiah Willard 
Secy, 

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

LI 11 11 It II II II (I 

44 Capt. Wm Lithgow to " " " 

" Ezkl Cushing to the Council, 

44 The Council to Col. Ezkl Cushing, 

" The Council to Capt. Alexr Nichols, 

" Benj. Burton to the Council, . 

44 Andrew Oliver to Col. Cushing & 

Major Freeman, .... 

Letter, Andrew Oliver to S r W m Pepperrell, 
" Sir Wm Pepperrell to the Council, 
" C. C. Leissner to Sr W m Pepperrell, . 
44 Col. Ezkl Cushing to Andrew Oliver Secy, 

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

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

17 " Joshua Freeman to the Council, . 

18 ' l James Howard to the Council, . 
41 from Samuel Goodwin, 

Copy of record, ..... 



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28 



Letter, Capt. W m Lithgow to the Council, 

44 C. C. Leissner to Sr W m Pepperrell, 
Answer of the First Parish of No. Yarmouth, 



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IX 



PAGE 



1757 Petition of Second Parish town of No. 

Yarmouth, ....... 

June 2 Declaration of Joseph Cox & others, 
June 8 Letter, Ezek 1 Cushing to the Council, 

June 6 Falmouth Petition, 

New Castle Petition, 

June 15 Letter, Israel Herrick to the Council, . 
June 17 " Enoch Freeman to the Council, 

tl S r W m Pepperrell to the Council, 
July 13 " Boyce Cooper & others to Sr W m 

Pepperrell, 

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

Aug. 8 Directions to S r W m Pepperrell, 

Aug. 10 Extract of a letter from Colo Partridge to Gov 

Pownal, 

Letter, Gov. Pownal to Sr W m Pepperrell, . 



Aug. 13 



Aug. 
Aug. 



Cols Williams & Ruggles to Sr Wm 
Pepperrell, 

Letter, James Delancy to Cols Williams and 
Ruggles, 

Letter, Gov. Pownall to S r W m Pepperrell, . 
'< s r W m Pepperrell to Gov. Pownall, 



75 

76 



80 
82 
82 
84 

84 
85 
86 



90 

93 

92 
90 
91 
96 



Aug. 17 



Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 

Aug. 
Aug. 



Sept. 


16 


Oct. 


17 


Nov. 


23 


Dec. 


6 



Cols Williams & Ruggles to Sr W m 

Pepperrell, 92 

Letter, Sr Wm Pepperrill to Cap* Christie, . 97 

Letter, Gov. Pownall to Sir W m Pepperrell, . 99 

Petition of Capt Moses Pearson, . . . 101 

Broad Bay Petitoin, 102 

Lebanon, Petition, 103 

Answer, 106 

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

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

Worthington, 98 

Petition, Richard Cutt and Timothy Gerrish 

Admors, 98 

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

School, 109 

Petition, David Butler Adm<" & Martha Hatch, 

Widow, 110 

Report of Committee, Ill 



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1758 



1759 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Jan. 

Jan. 
Jan. 
Feb. 
Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb. 

Mar. 
May 
June 
June 
June 



June 

June 
July 

Sept. 
Oct. 



Nov. 

Nov. 
Nov. 



of the Defense 



7 Letter, Lord Colvill to Gov. Pownall, 

Merryconeag Neck incorporated into a separate 

District, .... 
Message, ..... 
New Marblehead Report, . 
Govr Pownal's Letter to Mr Pitt 
of our Inland Frontiers, 
21 Message, Gov. Pownall, 

II u II 

24 " " " 

25 

16 Letter, Capt. Wm Lithgow to Gov. Pownall, 

17 " Chas Aptborp & Son & Thos Hancock, 
to Gov. Pownall, ...... 

24 Petition of Chas Apthorp & others, 

Petition of William Merritt, 
30 Letter, Gov. Pownall to the Rt. Hon. Wm. Pitt, 

4 Speech, Gov. Pownall, 

10 Letter from James Howard, 

Petition of the Inhabitants of New Marblehead 

17 Message, 

Letter from W m Lithgow ''without date' 1 . 

1 Message, . 

12 Letter, John M c Kechnie to Gov. Pownall, 
24 " to Mr. McKetchie, .... 

" " Gov. Pownall to Col. Preble,' 1 
17 Memorial of Fishermen to Gov. Pownall, 
28 New Marblehead Meeting House, . 
Petition of Proprietors of Neguassett, 
1 Speech, Gov. Pownall, 

6 Message, Gov. Pownall, .... 
Report of Committee with a true copy of the 

Original Grant and names of the Original 
Grantees, 

7 Petition of the Brethren of the Second church 

and Parish in Falmouth, .... 

15 Report & Order thereon, 

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

G Message, 

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



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116 

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147 
148 
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165 
168 
169 



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173 

174 
175 
176 
178 
179 
182 
185 
188 
189 



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1759 Dee. 


1760 Jan. 


Jan. 


Jan. 


Jan. 


Jan. 


Mar 


Mar 


Mar 



1701 



L762 



May 

June 

June 

June 

June 

Aug. 

Sept. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Feb. 

June 

June 

June 
Nov. 



Jan. 
Jan. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Mar. 



PAGE 

Petition of Rain Curtis, 190 

Gorhamtown, Petition, 191 

State of the case between First parish in Fal- 
mouth & Cape Elizabeth, .... 193 

2 Speech, Gov. Pownall, 198 

3 Petition of Robt Carver, 200 

18 Report of Committee upon petition of Ezkl 

Cushing & others of 2 nd Parish in Falmouth, 200 

30 Charter (Francfort), 203 

4 Letter, Col. Jedii Preble to Gov. Pownall, . 205 

21 Message- Gov. Pownall, 206 

24 Petition of Jacob Ilamblen & Hugh M c lellan in 

re Narraganset Township No. 7, 209 

Gorhamtown, Petition, 211 

211 

Petition of Richard Cutt Jr, . . . . 214 

6 New Marblehead, 215 

10 Order on Gorham Town Petition, . . . 216 

19 County of Cumberland Incorporated June 10, 216 
21 County of Lincoln Incorporated June 21, . 218 

Wells, Petition, 220 

Petition of Committee of Ilarpswell, . . 223 

" " Moses Twitchel & others, . . 224 

" Wait Wadsworth & others Comee, 225 

Provision to be made for Phillipstown, . . 226 

New Marblehead Petition, .... 228 

Report of Committee, 230 

Petition for Township, 231 

" of Sami Adams 233 

11 Survey of the Country from the Kennbeck to 

river St. Lawrence, 235 

Scarborough, Petition, 235 

16 Letter, Ichabod Goodwin to Hon. Tho« Hutch- 
son 241 

Petition of Sam'l Adams, ..... 241 

Petition of Ebenr Thorndike & others, . 242 

" " David Marsh & others, . . .243 

14 Letter to Hon. Jere^ Powel, .... 25 I 

Report of Committee on boundary,. . . . 256 

23 Answer to petition of Wait Wadsworth and 

others 257 

23 Answer to petition of Moses Twitchel! and 

others, 260 

23 Answer to petition of Bben Thorndike and 

others, 261 

2 Resolve relating to Townships, . . . 266 

•_' Order, appointing a Committee, . . . 267 



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PAGE 

1762 Mar. Grant to S. Waldo and others, ... 264 

Mar. 6 Committees on Twelve Townships, . . . 268 

270 
271 
271 
272 
273 
276 
277 
278 
280 
281 



April 5 J. Frye & B. Harrod to prefer a Petition &c, 

April 12 Copy of Record, 

April 17 Inspector of Surveyors chosen, 

Report of Committee, .... 

April 24 Draft of a letter to Jasper Manduit Esq r , 
April 24 Draft of a letter to Mr. Bollan, . 
May 20 Petition of Jos. Webber & others, 
May 20 Memorial of sundry inhabit of Biddeford, 
May 26 Petition of Heirs of Rob* Jordan, . 
May Act of Incorporation, .... 

May Act to Incorporate the Heirs &c. of Robt 

Jordan, 283 

June Act for Incorporating the Plantation called 

New Marblehead, 284 

June 11 Permit, 286 

June 16 Petition of Richard King, . . - . . 286 
Answer of the First Parish in Scarborough to 

a Petition, 287 

Sept. Act of Incorporation, 290 

Sept. Act of incorporation, 292 

Sept. 13 Message, Fra Bernard, 293 

Sept. 14 " Jno Cotton D : Secry, ... 294 

Nov. 10 Inhabitants First Parish Scarborough in re Rev. 

Thomas Pierce, 294 

Dec. Reasons to obviate objections relative to grants 

of land between Penobscot and St. Croix 

Rivers, 296 

1763 Jan. Petition of the Well Affected Inhabitants of 

Gorhamtown, 303 

Jan. Petition of a number of the Inhabitants of Gor- 
hamtown, 305 

April 8 Gov' Bernard to the Lords Commissioners for 

Trade & Plantations, 308 

April 25 Gov r Bernard to the Lords Commissioners for 

Trade & Plantations, 311 

Oct. 3 Petition of T. Westgatt & others, . . 315 

Dec. 21 Speech-Fra Bernard, 817 

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

Soldiers, 320 

Jan. 27 Grant to Paul Thorndike & others, . . 822 

Jan. Line between Maine & New Hampshire, . . 380 

Jan. 28 Topsham, Act of incorporation, . . . 332 

Jan. 31 Petition of inhabitants of Townsend, . . 334 

Feb. 4 " " James Duncan and others to ratify 

and confirm grant, ...... 335 



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1763 Mar. 
Mar. 

Mar. 

June 
June 
June 
Jnne 



20 Request of Selectmen of Woolwich relative to 

a public meeting, ..... 
24 Letter to English hunters, 

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

Georgetown, 

28 Letter Thos. Goldthwaite to Mr. Robinson and 
others, 

5 Message, Fra Bernard, .... 

6 " " 



337 
337 
338 

338 

340 
341 
345 
346 
347 



6 Answer of Nath 1 Donnel, .... 
Petition of Proprietors of Kennebeck purchase 

from late Colony of New Plymouth, . . 352 

Petition, 359 

July 11 Govr Bernard to John Pownall Esq™, . . 361 

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

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

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

Carson & others, 372 

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

Town into a Town, 877 

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

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

Lincoln, ........ 381 

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

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

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

1765 Feb. Report of Committee, 400 

Feb. Petition of sundry Inhabitants of the First 

Parish in Scarborough, 401 

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

May 20 Gorham, Petition, 404 

May 20 Bond, 1765, 405 

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

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

June 12 Petition, 413 

June Act of Incorporation, 415 

June 18 Message, 416 

June Act, erecting Second Parish of Falmouth into 

a District, 11(5 

June _'4 Resolve, 41s 



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PAGE 

1765 June 24 Grant to Sam'l Gerrish & others, . . . 419 
June 24 Grant to Joseph Sylvester & Co., . . . 421 

June 24 Resolve, 422 

June 25 Order, 423 

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

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

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

Oct. " " Inhabts of Pownalborough, . 427 

1766 Jan. Memorial of Earl of Catherbough & others, . 432 
Jan. Report of Committee on Petition of William 

Tompson & others, 435 

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

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

Mar. 4 Petition of Inhab'ts of Boothbay, . . 440 
Mar. 9 " " " " Freetown, . . .441 

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

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

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

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

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

Census of the East Side of Pownalboro, . 448 

" " West " " " . . 454 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



STATE OF MAINE 



Letter, W m Millar to U Gov. Phips 

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

So I Conclude yours Honours most obeidiant 

Humble Servent 
William Millar 



Letter, T. Fletcher to L l Gov. Phips 

These are To Inform, Your Hon r that This Day, The 
Indians fell on us, Two Men were out A Small Distance 
from the Garrison, the Indians fired Upon Them, one 
Escaped, & the other is Missing, They began About Twelve 
of the Clock, & Continued fireing on The Cattle Till Almost 
Night, I imediately, Dispach 1 An Express To the Neighbour- 
ing Settlements, I judge There is a great Body of them, By 
their Appearance My Lev 1 was on a March with Thirty Men, 



2 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

But Happyly this Evening return d , This Night, I Design 

To Go out & Try to Meet with them — 

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

Hon™ Most Obedient Hum bl Ser 1 

T : Fletcher 



Message 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Represent™ 8 

Since your late Convention, I have receiveO a Letter 
from the Penobscot Indians, in Answer to the Proposals 
made to the said Tribe in Conformity to the Resolutions of 
this Court for maintaining the Peace with them ; Captain 
Bradbury is now in Town, an31 is able to give such Informa- 
tion of the Temper and Conduct of those Indians as may be 
of Use to direct our further Proceedings with them : I there- 
fore desire you would consider this Affair as soon as may be 
an9) give me your Aclvice what Measures may be most proper 
to be taken by us in Relation to that Tribe. 



Council Chamber Sept r 1755 



S Phips 



Speech 

Gentlemen of the Council 
& House of Representatives 

I was much pleased with y e Unanimity of your votes & 
proceedings in your late Convention an8l I hope that your 
Zealous Endeavours to promote his Majesty's service an&5 the 
safety & prosperity of the British colonies will be attended 
with happy success. 

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



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 6 

you again that so if any thing further should be thought 
necessary to be done for perfecting the rendering effectual 
your late votes an 81 resolutions you might have an oppertu- 
nity for it. 

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

I congratulate you Gentlemen upon the welcom news of 
this seasonable, ancJ important success. I hope it will ani- 
mate our forces in the further opposition which we must 
expect they will meet with. I am sure it ought to fill the 
breasts of all ranks & orders of men among us with gratitude 
to almighty God the giver of Victory, an81 encourage them 
to place ther further dependanc upon his divine favour for 
every thing they still hope for. 

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

attenBl them. 

S Phips 
Council Chamber 24 th Septem r 1755 



Letter, L l Gov. Phips to Capt. W m Lithgotv 

Boston Sept. 27, 1755. 
Sir 

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



4 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

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

several Commanders of the Marching Companies on the 

Eastern Frontiers to supply you with such Numbers of Men 

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

assign them ; You will take Care seasonably to send these 

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

one and the same time when the Waters are sufficiently 

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

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

their common Duty. 

Your assured Friend & Serv* 

S Phips 
Cap* W m Lithgow 

Message. 

In the House of Rep ves Oc* 3. 1755 

Voted that the following Message be sent to His Hon 1 the 
Lieu 1 Gov r an9 Commander in Chiefe Viz 

May it please Your Hon 1 
The House having taken into their Serious Consideration the 
Danger anO Mischief the People of this Province especially 
in the Eastern parts, are continually exposed to from the 
Penobscot Tribe of Indians in their present Scituation who 
have appeared in open Hostility ag 1 us, or encouraged an3j 
abetted our other Enemies in Annoying us. 

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

T. HubbarO Spk r 

Message 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives 

It being one of his Majesty 8 Instructions to me not to 
declare War against the Indians without the Advice of his 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 5 

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

it out of my Power to Comply with your desire. 

S Phips 
Council Chamber Oct r 3. 1755 

Letter, Capt. Sam 1 Goodwin to IS Gov. Phips 

Frankfort October y e 14 th 1755 

Sir/ 

if there should be any Forceses march up Kennebeck this 

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

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

if your Honour & the Government Should want them for 

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

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

Most Dutefull Sarvent 

Samuel Goo3lwin 

Sir/ 

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

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

Continaued all winter here to make up the musterroal for 

my Compeny to that time ~ All Which is Humbly Submitted 

by your Honours most Dutefull Sarvent 

Samuel Goodwin 

Letter, Capt. Sam 1 Goodwin to L t Gov. Phips Oct. 14, 1755 

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

I Rece' 1 your Honours Orders of September y e 27 th 1755 
On the 11 th of October 1755 — 



6 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

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

Samuel Goodwin 
Frankfort October y e 14 th 1755 



Letter, Capt. W m Lithgoiv to Josiah Willard Secy 

Hon ble & Worthey Sir/ 

as an acknoligement for Sundery favours Rec d of your Hon r 
perticularly for M r Flavels Workes, by which we are Sensi- 
ble of your Kind Conserne for us, I send you a Barrel of 
Potatoas g Cap* Patterson and pray your Exceptence 
thereof, - being Informed y e government Intendes to Keep 
Two of y e marching Companyes In pay this Winter, or at 
Least part of them, if such a thing Should be I would with 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 7 

Submission Recommend Cap* Alexander Nichols Jun r To 
your Hon r for one of y e Two Companyes, or if any be Con- 
tiniued that He may be one, as I Can Recommend Him To 
your Hon 1 for a man of an Honoust principle, I speek from 
the knolige I have had of His behaviour y e Last Sumer, and 
I belive If His behaviour be examined Respecting His march- 
ing according to His Instructions, it will apeer much as I 
here Represent, - 

I have had a most Trubelsom Time of it, for this Twelve 
monthes Past, and I think was all the featigue and hardship 
I have under gon ever since I was Imploy'd by This govern- 
ment, which is now upwards of Twenty years ( put to 
gather ) it would not amount to more than I have undergon 
this year past, at Least I am not so Sensible of my former 
Hardships as what I am of those of this Year, we have ben 
hitherto presarved from falling Into y e Hands of y e Enemy 
by Gods grate goodness, notwithstanding According to y e 
Eye of Reason, we ware as much exposed as many of those 
that has fallen by y e Callemiety that attends on warr, we are 
going ( as ever y e Watter is Raise Sufficient for our Boates ) 
to Cary up Supplyes to Fort Hallifax which Fortress will be 
allmost finished this Fall, - S r with all Due Regardes I beg 
Leave to Subscribe my Selfe your Honours most obedient 

Sarvent 

Will m Lithgow 

Richmond Octb r 17 th 1755 



Letter, Capt. Sam 1 Goodwin to L l Gov. Phips 

Frankfort October y e 17 th 1755 
May it Please Your Honour - 
Sir/ 

as there is a large house of 80 feet by 40 & two Storey high 
built at Ticonnet with several block housses of hewed Timber 



8 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Which is Called Fort Hallefax And in hewing the Timber 
to a Joynt the uper Side of the under peace is hewed Hollow 
to bring them to a Joynt and in Driveing Stormes the Rane 
Drives into the Joynts and there Stands and being hid from 
the Sun Continaues weet for a long time : and Rotts the Tim- 
ber very much Which is a Great Damage to such buildings. 
Now Sir/ in my Humble Opinion I think they aught to be 
Covered ameditly Either with fether Eadge Boord so as to 
Break Joynts or Else Claboorded Which if Don Now will be 
a Great Saveing to the Province and Prevent a Great 
Destruction to the buildings there - 

And as the workmen is on the Spott now at said Fort the 
Province may Geet it Don Cheap by leeting it out by the 
Lump it being a Winters Job I Dout not but they may Save 
Near halfe ) then they will to Transport New work men 
there to Do it Which must be Don Soon Or Else the work 
will Decay and Com to Nothing Witness Richmond Fort and 
all Timber Houses Not Covered. 

Sir/ there is one M r Aron Willard who has built the 
Large house there and that would Do it as Cheap and as 
well as any Person Whatever if your Honour and the Hon- 
ourable Court Should Think Proper to Order it Don and if 
it Should be Left undon I am well assured the building 
would Receive more Damage then Double the Price of doing 
it now ( in two years time ) hopeing Sir/ you will Excuse 
my Freedom but Knowing it wall be of Great advantage to 
the Province. 

S r I beg leave to Subscribe my Selfe your Honours most 
Dutefull most Obediant and Very Humble Sarvent 

Samuel Goodwin 

To His Honour Spencer Phips Esq 1 Lieutenant Governour 
Commander in Cheaff in and Over His majestys Province of 
the Massachssutts Bay ~ 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 9 

Letter, Capt. Sam 1 Goodwin to L l Gov. Phips 

Octo r y e 17 th day 1755 
May it Please your Honour two thirds of niy Compeny is 
Imployed in Garding and helping up the Province Storers 
and the Moveing Every thing from Richmond and as they 
will always be wanting assistance It may be in the Winter 
as well as in the Summer and Early in the Spring to Gard 
the Vessalls up the River Kennebeck To Fort Western and 
I being handy I shall be Glad to have Part of my Compeny 
Continaued all Winter if aGreable to your Honour & the 
General Court but if not I shall be glad of your Honours 
Orders wheather I must Dismise them all on the 20 or 25 th 
of November next or as longe before that that they may arive 
at Boston I beleave the Greatest Part of my Compeny would 
be Glad to Tarre with me and if any farther Sarvice should 
be Wanted they will willingly Goe with me next Summer if 
they should be wanted and if the Province should want more 
men next Summer I am well assured I Can Rase a Rigfement 
of men in thease Part and would Do it if I Could Command 
them and should be Glad to be ConCarned if it should be 
aGreable to your Honour I shall be Glad of your Honours 
Favours to me and am as in Duty Bound your Honours most 
Dutefull and Verry Humbl Sarvent 

Samuel Goodwin 

Letter, Capt. W m Lithgow to L l Gov. Phips Oct. 18, 1755 

May it Please your Honour/ 

I acknolige my Selfe Duty bound to Returne your Hon r 
my Sincier Thanks In a most Humble manner, for y e grate 
Care your Honour has ben pleased to Shew us In ordring a 
Sufficent guard to Transpoart y e publick stores up y e River 
to Fort Hallefax, as the garrison there posted is most expos'd 



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on account of it's daingerious Scittuation, of any of y e Forts 
on our Estern Fruntiers, as every one will alow that Consid- 
ers it's Distince up Kennebeck River as also y e Deficualty 
and Hazad of going up s d River., I hope your Hon r will be 
made Sensible I shall be as Industerious as Circumstances of 
this River will permitt, and shall Do every thing In my 
Power to Dispatch y e guard that they may Returne to there 
Common Duty a greable to your Instructions to me, — 

I have Dispatched your Honours orders to y* Sundery 
Commanders, as also have asigned them to send there Seva- 
rel parties of men to Fort Western y e 22 d Instent, at which 
Time, I hope we shall be able to Cary up y e Stores, if y e 
River be properly Raised for y e Bo"ts — 
with all Submission I humbely Beg Leave to 

Subscribe my selfe your Hon 18 most obedient Humble 
Sarv* Will" 1 Lithgow 



Richmond Octob' 18 th 1755 
P-S — y e Inclos'd Scrip is a Calculation I Desired y e Carpnter 
to Draw of y e makeing Clapboards & Laying them to 
secure y e Building of Fort Hallifax &c — which I Hum- 
bely Recomend to your Hon r for Considderation ; and 
would Say if this piece of Work be not Dun, y e Stores 
will be very much exposed — In Bad weather as also y e 
buildings Themselves, — which will also Render y e officers 
& Soldiers quarters unComfortable 

W — L — 

["y e Inclos'd Scrip."] 
Memorandom for Claboarding the Garrison at Halifax 
To 10 m Claboards To be Large 6 inches 

wide @ 22£ 220: 0: 

To Laying 10 m Claboards @ 15£ 150: 0: 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 11 

To making 46 window Caps & Casing 
the Same to Receive the ends of 
the Claboards 

To Casing 32 ports & Look outs & 10 f. 180:0:0 

doors 

and making all weather boards Cor- 
ner boards and water Tables and 
Casing 160 feet of a Jet 



Octo r 17 th 1755 



550: 
Aaron Willard 



Letter, Capt. W m Lithgow to D Gov. Phips Oct. 20, 1755. 

May it Please your Hon r / 

with Humble Submission onece more I would Intreat your 

Honour In behalfe of y e Soldiery of Fort Hallifax, that they 

may be Discharged this Fall as thay have ben Continued in 

y e Service for this 18 monthes Past thay say thay ware 

Listed or Impres'd only for y e Space of Three monthes, 

which thay think is a grate imposition on them, In my 

Humble opinion y e best way to Remedy y e uneasyness of 

those Soldiers, to Send Down InListing papers for about 

30 men, by y e help of which I dont know but it would 

be In my power to Engage a Sufficient Number to Tary a 

nother Twelve monthes, which will Save y e government y e 

Cost of Raising New men, and Dubble pay perhaps for Some 

Time, I will be accountable to y e government for any money 

thay send for this purpose, and will Justely Returne, any 

that may be left — 

J would pray your Honours Consideration on this, as it 

lias ben with Diiiculty I have Retain' 1 som of those men 

I Remain Venn- lion" Dutiful Serv 1 

Richmond Octb 1 20 th 1755 

W ,n Lithgow 



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the Reson why y e Soldiery of Fort Hallifax is so uneasy, is 
be Cause their Dutey is so much harder then at other Fortes, 
whare thay have their provisions bro 1 to y e Door, without 
Truble, as also their Tower of Duty Corns Three Times as 
often at Fort Hallifax as at S l georges whare thay have 45 
men alowd and but one Fort to guard. 

at Hallifax there is 80 men alowed and four postes to Defend 
viz* y e main Fort, Store House, and Two Redoubts which 
brings y e whole of y e 80 men on Duty every other Night 
there being Scattred at such a Distence which is not y e Case 
at georges Fort or others whare thay mount y e Night guard 
but once In five Nights, So that it's plane that 20 men is as 
sufficent for S l georges Fort or any other neer y e See, as 80 
men is for Fort Hallifax which is Seetuate 40 or 50 miles 
from Inhabitants which makes it more agreable to y e Soldiery 

VV m Lithgow 

[ Superscribed ] 

To the Honourable Spencer phips Esq r 

Lieu* gov r & Comm dr In Cheif of His Majestyes 

province of y e Masschusetts Bay N England 



Message. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives 

The Present posture of Affairs with regard to the Indians 
is such as to make it necessary to provide for the Defence 
and Safety of our Exposed Frontiers. And as the establish- 
ment made in the May Session for the Forces to be employed 
in the Eastern and Western parts of the Province will expire 
on the 5 th of next Month I must earnestly recommend it to 
you, Gentlemen, to make further Provision for their Defence 

Council Chamber October 28. 1755 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 13 

Letter to Capt. Sam 1 Goodwin 

Boston Novem r 6. 1755 
Sir 

You are hereby required forthwith to disband the March- 
ing Company of Soldiers on the Eastern Frontiers under 
your Command, & to inform me of the Day of their Dismis- 
sion & Allowing each man proper time to return Home and 
Making up your Roll accordingly. Notwithstanding, If any 
of your Men are still Guarding the Provisions &c to Fort 
Hallifax they must not taken off till that Service be done 

Your Friend & Servant 

Letter, Capt. John Lane to Josiah Willard, Sec y 

Bideford Nov r y e 21 d 1755 
Honoured Sir 

after my best dutey to your Honour I beg Leave to 
Acquaint you that thear is a number of the Solders that wass 
in my Company at Fort Hallifax which have bin in the Ser- 
vice Ever siDc Gin 11 Winslow went first Down and Cant gitt 
Clear notwithstanding the men that went Last winter are 
dismissed and gone Thay Have sent to me by the Baror 
Serg 1 Love Who is one of them to Beg your Honour will be 
so good as to use your Intrest to gitt them Clear the Baror 
will Informe your Honour more at Large I Must once more 
Beg your Honour Will Remember me when the Governour 
Cumes Home I Beg your Honours prayers for me, 

And am your Honours Most dutifull and Ob d Humble 
Serv 1 John Lane 

Letter, Capt. George Berry to L l Gov. Phips 

Falmouth N»>v ,,r 22 nd : 1755 
M;i\ it Pleas Y r Honour 
Immediately upon my Receiving V r Orders, in Obedience 



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Thereto I Dismis d my Company of Soldiers, which was on 
the 17 th & 19 th Ins 1 And shall Forward my Muster Roll and 
Journal as Soon as Possoble. 

I am Y r Hono™ Most Obedient Humble Serv* 

George Berry 



Letter, Capt. Tho s Fletcher to L* Gov. Phips Nov. 25, 1755. 

To the Honourable Spencer Phips Esq r 

May it Please Youer honouer having received No orders 
from youer honouer Concluded I must Conform to y e act of 
Cort — the time being Expired I have Dismised the men 
under my Command untill futher Orders from Youor hon- 
ouor wich I Do not Expect. 

Not that I pretend to Direct the honourable Cort but beg 
Leave to offer my opinion 

I Do not think that thare has ben aney Indians amongst 
us Since the mischife was Dun y e 24 ,h of September neither 
will be this fall or Winter and think It w d be An Neadles 
Charge to Continew aney part of my Company Longer. 

I Conclude beging Leave to Subscribe Youer honouers 
most obedient humble Serv nt 

Tho 8 Fletcher 
S* Georges November y e 25 th 1755 



Letter, Samuel White to Jonah Willard, Sec v 

Brooklyn February 23 1756 
Sir I am thankfull unto Almighty God who Preserves 

your Life unto an Old Age as I hope to be Ablessing in your 
day. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 15 

I have a favour to Ask of your Honour for my Brother at 
Glossester he hes Ahopfull Son Living now at Saco falls at 
the Estward he was brought up at Colledge and is Now A 
Docter he is Averr Sensable Capeable Gentleman I have 
heard it Would be Agreat benifit to that people if His Excel- 
ency would Nomenate him for A Justice of the Peace for s d 
County I would beg of your Honour that yould Mention it 
unto the Governor before this Court Ends, his name is 
Sam 11 White 
So I remain your Honours most Obliging Ser 

Samuel White 



Message 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Represent™ 

I herewith send you the Copy of a Resolve pass'd by the 
General Assembly of the Province of New York for a Gra- 
tuity to Cpt. Rogers of Fort William & Henry in considera- 
tion of his extraordinary Courage, Conduct & Diligence in 
His Majestys Service against the French & Indians at & 
about the French Fort at Crown Point. 

And upon this Occasion I think my self obliged to lay this 
matter before you, & to let you Know that I apprehend it 
may be of great Service for the Common Cause, If we should 
likewise in some suitable Manner show our Acknowledgem 1 
of Cpt Rogers's good service herein. 

W Shirley 
March 8, 1756. Province house 

Letter, Capt. W m Lithgoiv to Gov. ShirJry 

Si r May it Pleas Your Excellency 

I would .Just Beg to Acquaint your Excellency that Cap 1 
David Duning of Brunswick & Cap 1 Adam Hunter of Tops- 



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ham were Boath Verry Ready in Relieving of this Fort in 
the Month of January 1755 when it was in a Verry Dis- 
tressed Condition as Many of the Soilders here then being 
Sick having no beads Blankits Shoes hose or Scarce bodyly 
Cloathing to ware & but Little Provison in y e fort, then, y e 
Above two Cap ts at that Time Came with Odd 8 of twenty 
Men and being Joyned with y e few Soldiers then at Rich- 
mond in y e Space of three weeks hailed by hand Sleads on 
y e Ice from Arousick beads Blankits Shoes hose & ca as Also 
from fort Western about 200 Barr 11 Provision to Fort Halli- 
fax I need not Mention the Distance or Severety of y e 
Weather as Your Excellency is a Perfict Judg ; And as y e 
Above Duning & Hunter have not yet been Rewarded for 
there Extreordenery Service boath in Respect of there Rais- 
ing those men & there Grate Travil up & down this River, I 
would with Submission Perpose if it may be Agreeable to 
Your Excellencys Pleasure that if there be Scouting Com- 
panys this Year Allowed as was Last On those Frountiers 
that Cap* Duning have the Command of One of them and as 
Cap 1 John Smith One of the Commanders of those Companys 
Last Year Shewed himself Verry Backward in Giving his 
Attendance when Ordered, and Also his withdrawing his 
Detachment from the Service of this fort in the midest of 
our Hurry & Danger which Gave me a Grate Deal of 
Trouble as y e unwarrantable Behavour of his Men Gave 
umbrage to y e Other Detachments — 

I Beg Pardon for my Teadousness and Refer your Excel- 
lency to Cap 1 Smiths Instructions and a Coppy of a Letter 
sent him on this Ocation as Also his Answer here Inclosed 
where he says he is Ready to Come at my Request with all 
his Company which if he had he might have known this 
would have frusterated the Designe of y e Court as it 
Appears there Intention was to have this work Carried on & 
y e frontiers Guarded at y e same time, and as Cap* Duning 



OF THE STATE OF MADTE 17 

& hunter has been Servisable not only in y e Winter But 
Spring Also in Boating up Stores and as they are Men 
Verry Capable not only as Oncers for a Scouting Company 
but are as Capable & willing as Any Men I know of in the 
Province to Assist us in Gifting up y e Stores to this Fort is 
y e Cheif Reason why I Recommend Duning as Cap* & Hun- 
ter as Leiv 1 and humbly Submit it to Your Excellencys Con- 
sideration — 

I Remain Your Excellencys Most Dutifull & Most Humble 
Sarv' William Lithgow 

Letter, T. Fletcher to Li. Gov. Phips. 

St Georges Fort March 24 th 1756 
This Morning three men went to the mill to Git Smelts 
the Indians Killed 2. wounded and Scalped the third the 
men are R b Key hennary hendly and J° hennary we found 
a Live and he says that as soon as thay saw the Indians J° 
Laid Down his Gun and asked Quarters but thay wo d Give 
them none thare is Litle hope that henary will recover he is 
Shott through the Belley. 

You will Communicate this to the Govrnouer if You think 
proper for I shall not rite to him the men went out without 
My knowledge henary says that thare ware about 10. Indians 
I am Si r Your humble Searvent 

T. Fletcher 

Letter, Capt. Alex r Nikeh to Gov. Shirley. March 26, 1756. 

To His Excelencie William Shirly Esq r : our Governor 
and Comander in Chief in and over His majestys prov- 
ince of the Masaclniscts Bay in New England 
Enclosed I have senl you the Express I received yesterday 
from Leftenant flatcher at St : (ieorges by which your Excel- 



18 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

lencie may see the Emenent Danger we are in at pressent and 
begs your Excelencie would be pleased heasten Down orders 
for men to be raised to goe out against them and your ready 
Complyance with the above requist will very much oblidg 
your loveing frient and servant at Comand 
New castle March the 26 th 1756 

Alex 1 Nikels 
I have sent a Copi of the said Express with all the speed 
I Could allong shore to Kenybek river 
[ Superscribed ] 

To His Excelencie William Shirley Esq 1 " 
our Governor and Comander in Chief 



Message. 

Gentlemen of the House of Represent™ 8 

T have received Applications from the Inhabitants on S l 
Georges River for a few Soldiers for their Defence against 
the Indian Enemy. The People in those Parts seem to be 
in a peculiar Manner the Objects of the Enemys Fury & 
Resentment And the Terror thereof has made such Impres- 
sion upon the Inhab ts there, that there seems to be great 
Danger that without immediate Relief the Place will be 
wholly abandoned ( excepting the Province Fort there,) And 
as one M r Burton has erected a commodious Fortification 
round his House, And I am inclined to think the Inhabitants 
would be easy to remain there if six or eight Soldiers were 
posted at that House, Therefore I must recommend it to you 
to make Provision for the Pay & Subsistence of such Soldiers 
there to be posted accordingly. 

W Shirley 

Province House April 7, 1756 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 19 

Broad Bay. Vote. 

In the House of Represent* April 8, 1756. 

Whereas it appears to this House Necessary for the safety 
of the Inhab 18 of Broad Bay & those near Henderson's Fort 
near pleasant point & Burton's Block house, That there be a 
Number of Men Ordered for their Defence : — 
Therefore 

Voted That there be a Detachment of fifteen Men made 
from the two lowest Scouting Companies on the Eastern 
Frontiers, to guard the Inhabitants of Broad Bay during their 
Seed time & Harvest, And on other necessary Occasions ; 
And for the Safety of such Inhabit 18 as are at or near Hen- 
derson's Fort at pleasant point & Burton's Block house, That 
six Men including a Sergeant be posted at each of those 
places, six of the said Men to be draughted from the Garri- 
son at Fort Frederick And the other Six to be inlisted from 
amongst the said Inhabitants ; & That his Excellency the 
Cap 1 General be desired to give Order accordingly : — And 
That the Establishment for the Wages & Subsistence of said 
twelve Men be the same as is allowed for other Garrisons on 
y e Eastern Frontiers For the Term of two months 

Sent up for Concurrence T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council April 10 th 1756 Read and Concurr'd 

Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 
Consented to W Shirley 



Message. April 9, 1756 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Represent™ 

It seems to me that Providence has put a peculiar Advan- 
tage into our hands for effecting that which probably would 



20 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

be a singular means of strengthning our Eastern Frontiers 
against the Attacks of the Enemy, I mean the building and 
garrisoning a Fort upon Penobscot River; A time of War 
with the Indians has been thought the only proper Season for 
Attempting this Design ; And if our repeated Advices of - 
late Effects of the Small Pox among the Penobscot and S* 
John's Indians whereby their Numbers are much lessened, 
have any good Foundation ; This Circumstance may tend 
much to facilitate the Enterprize. 

If a suitable Fort should be built there the Garrison at and 
Fort on S* George's River might be reduced to a few Men, 
& the Fort left principally for a Retreat to the Inhabitants 
in time of Danger. 

If it should please God to restore Peace to us ; this pro- 
jected Fort would be in a Place much more suitable for 
carrying on the Trade with the Indians, as it would not draw 
the Indians into our Settlements, It would prevent those 
Contentions and Quarrels which have generally laid the 
Foundation of our Wars with them ; And a good Part of the 
Forces raised for the Security of the Eastern Frontiers may 
be employed in covering the Workmen in building this Fort- 

I doubt not but that if we should undertake this Affair, 
and accomplish it, His Majesty would be easily induced to 
order the Building of a strong Fort near the Mouth of S l 
John's River, And by that means by the Blessing of God the 
whole Eastern Coast, even up into the Bay of Funday might 
be secured against the Attacks of the French be a great 
Restraint upon the Indian Enemy. 

Gentlemen, I must earnestly desire you would enter upon 
the speedy Consideration of these things, according to their 
Importance, And come to such Resolution thereon as may be 
most for the Safety of the Province. 

W Shirley 

Province House April 9 th 1756 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 21 

Gov. Shirleys Menage « March 1756." 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives 

It was a Part of the general Plan for the Operations of the 
advancing Year that a considerable Force should be sent up 
the River Kennebeck, to spoil & break up the French Settle- 
ments upon & near Chaudiere [River] & to give an alarm to 
Quebec : I find that a body of Men sufficient for this Pur- 
pose cannot possibly be spared from the Forces of the Sev- 
eral Governments raising for the Service against Crown 
Point: I despair therefore of our being able to employ so 
great a Number of Men up Kennebeck River as was at first 
intended. However Gentlemen, there are many Advantages 
which may arise from a small Party of Men well spirited for 
the Service, & under an Officer of Courage & Discretion ; 
Such a party might do great damage to the French Villages, 
it would be in less Danger of being discovered & would make 
a quicker Retreat than a larger Body, and yet might be suffi- 
cient to keep that part of Canada in an Alarm, and to oblige 
the French to retain part of their Strength there ; but I have 
in view a further Advantage & it shall be the Business of 
one or more skilful persons whom I would have to accompany 
such a party to make the most accurate Observations of that 
Country, which at present we are too little acquainted with, 
and I cannot but think that if we can gain a thorough Knowl- 
edge of those parts it will be found that an Army may march 
against Quebec by this Route with greater Safety & less 
Expence than by any other Way whatsoever. I do not 
desire you, Gentlemen to lay any additional Burthen on the 
Province, I think that part of the Forces raised as a Guard 
for the Eastern Frontier may be employed in the Service I 
now propose to you & yet that Frontier be as secure in the 
mean time as if those Forces were kept within the Limits to 
which by your Vote for raising them you have desired me to 
retain them. 



22 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I therefore recommend this Affair to your immediate Con- 
sideration & desire you would do what may be proper on 
your part to enable me to employ in the proposed Service 
one or two hundred of those Forces as shall be found most 
convenient & that you would make all necessary provision 
for executing _, Design to the greatest Advantage that may 
be. 

W Shirley 

Province House April 14, 1756 



Letter, Capt. George Berry to L* Gov. Phips 

Falmouth IV th Apiil 1756 
May it please y r Honour 

As my Orders from his Excellency Governour Shirley were 
( in Case of Mischief done ) to send him the Acco 1 thereof 
would now in his Absence take the Freedom to acquaint y r 
Honour that las Fryday a Party of about Seven or Eight 
Indians at a Village called New Marblehead way lay'd a 
Field where the Inhabitants were at work and kill'd one Man 
and wounded another, my Lieu* at that Time, being in the 
Borders of s d Village with a Detachment of men immediately 
ran to their Relief, and had the Opportunity of discharging 
once or twice at the Enemy, but could recover Nothing more 
than five of their Packs, which they quitted to facilitate 
their Escape and immediately made the best of their way off 
— Last Warr I transported three Whale Boats into Sabago 
Pond by means of which I went to the Head of their Trans- 
port, burn't Sundry of their Canoes, which they perceiving 
& discovering may Signs of our being there deterred them 
from ever coming that way again, during last War, and beg 
leave to mention to y r Honour that I might have two Whale 
Boats allow'd me now, whereby I might proceed to their 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 23 

highest Transport, & from thence over into Ainrnoscoggin 
River, ( which is the usual Way of their making a Descent 
upon us at this Time ) and thereby I doubt not prevent their 
returning that Way again, and very probably by Ambush- 
ments cut some of the Enemy of either in their Descent or 
Retreat, but without Whale Boats cannot possible penetrate 
so far into the Country — 

When I rec d my Orders & Comissions from Governor 
Shirley I immediately enlisted my Company, which by my 
Coniission consisted of Sixty Men, & proceeded upon Action, 
but have never rec d the Bounty for each Soldiers inlisting or 
any part thereof, humbly your honour would please to Order 
it to be sent by Capt David Stickney, who will give any 
Security required for his Safe Delivering it here — 

I am y r Honours most Obed 1 Hum 1 Serv* 

George Berry 



Letter, Sir W m Pepperrell to U Gov. Phips 

Kittery April. 30 th 1756 
Sir 

I am Honour'd with your Letter of y e 23 d inst with a 
Blank Commission, and acopy of a Letter from Cap 1 Berry, 
it is impossiable for me thouroughly to consider this affaire 
to do any thing that will serve the Eastern Frontiers without 
I go there, w ch I designe to set out next monday. 

I Should have don it before this time but have ben hurry d 
raising men for the Crown Point expedition, having but two 
days time given me to raise. 70. men and no Commissions 
sent with the warrant, here has ben one Cap 1 Lane raising 
men for said expedition but he has not made any return of 
y e number he has rais'd in my Regiment, but I heare upw d8 
of forty, and now Cap' Joseph Holt brings w th him self 



24 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

makes 70 : more. I think it hard to take so many from 
hence as there is Scarce an Inhabitant But is exposed to the 
Enemy both by Sea or Land or both 

with much Esteem I am Your Honours Faithfull and Most 
Obediant Humble Serv* 

W m Pepperrell 
The Hon ble U Gov r Phips 



Letter, Capt. J. Freeman to Lt. Gov Phips 

Georges May 15 : 1756 
Sir 

This day I Rec d your Honorse Order for my detacheing 
Six Men And one Sergeant out of my Company to guard the 
inhabitants of Broad Bay ; as also the Votes of the general 
Court Shall agreeable thereto with the leave of Divine 
providence perform the Same Early on the week following 
( this being Saturday ). The Indians have discovered by the 
inhabitants of this place at Sundry times Since they did the 
dammage at the Mills Near the Fort a Short time ago. viz 
On the Tenth day of April last there wass One Seen from 
the Fort at Som Small distance on y e Twelfth day there wass 
one Seen about Two hundreed y dB from the Block House on 
the Sixteenth day there wass one Seen a Small distance from 
the Block House at Pleasant Point On the Seventh day of 
this instant One wass Seen by Cap 1 Fletcher And Sundry of 
his Company Early in the Morning Near the Fort about Two 
Hours after there wass Two Seen About two Mile down the 
River And on the Eleventh Instant there wass One Seen 
about Three Miles down the River from the Fort. I Have 
been out with My Company And Sundry times have had 
part of Cap* Fletchers Company after them haveing Traveled 
by Night Sundry times in order to way lay those Places that 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 25 

we thought Probable they Mought Travell And we thereby 
to be undiscovered by them ; but have not ass yet the good 
luck to see them when our Company wass together; we 
have Not at Any one time in our Traveling after them dis- 
covered more then the Tracks of Three at once. Haveing 
Not ass yet Rec d our Stores to March but Expect to Receive 
them on Munday Next Cap 1 Sanders this day Ariveing And 
Bringing Supplies for the Fort Cap 1 Fletcher hath given Me 
inCourageMent that he will Supply us for the Present Am 
— S r your Honors Most Obedient And Verry Humble Serv* 

Joshua Freeman 
To the Honorable Spencer Phips Esq r Lieu* Gov r &c 



Letter, John Minot to G-ov. Shirley 

Brunswick May 20 th 1756 

May it Please your ) 
Excel— ) 

I am Desired by the Selectmen & Others Prinsipall men 
in this Town ) to begg the favour of your Excel, that 3 or 4 
men or as many as your Excel, sees meet be placed at M r 
Spears Garrison out of Some of those marching Companyes 
his Garrison is halfe wayes betwene ffort George & Maquoit, 
no house within amile & a halfe of it, he an old man upwards 
of 80 years & but One son with him who uppon the late 
murders Committed by the Indians) if they cannot have 
some men allow'd are going to leave it We ask this favour 
for this Garrison only I know of none in the County so nec- 
essary to be kept it being a Common passage for Travellers 
and soldiers in their march from Kennibeck river to this 
Bay — 

I am Y<>' Exel" most Obed 1 burnt) Serv 1 

John Minot 



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Letter, Cap 1 Matth 8 Remley to Lieut. Gov. Phips 25 May, 17 56. 

Hon ble Sir 

I rec d the Order past both the Hon ble Houses for 15 Men 
to be allowed, out of the Two Lowest Scouting Company's, 
for the protection of the inhabitants of this place. Cap 1 
Freeman and so Cap 1 Good wine, have According to the 
Order from Your Hon r each sent 16 Men and a Sergant, 
w ch onely makes 14 Men, in Lew of 15, and as the said Ser- 
gants are only to observe the Orders of their Cap 18 and are 
Strangers and Unacquainted with the Situation, or the Busi- 
ness of this Place, therefore beg Leave to pray Your Hon r8 
Order on that head as well on Ace" of fifteen Men who is 
wanting yet. 

I in Duty bound subscribe myself 

Your Hon 18 most Humb le & Ob d Serv* to Com d 

Matt* 8 Remley Cap* 
Broad Bay 25 th May 1756 



Phillipstown, Petition 

Province of the Massach" 8 Bay 

To His Excel cy William Shirley Esq 1 Cap* Genr 1 and Gov- 

ern r in chief of His Majesty's Province aforesaid The 

Hon ble his Majesty's Council & Ho_ of Representatives 

in Gener 1 Court assembled May 26 th 1756 

The Inhabitants and settlers of a place called Phillips-town 

within the County of York most humbly shew 

That the Proprietors of a Tract of Land of Eight Miles 

square situate at the Inland head of the Town of Wells in 

said County and commonly called Phillipstown bounded viz 

beginning at a Pine Tree standing upon the North Corner of 

said Wells Township & on the South West Side of Kenne- 

bunk River upon the North end of a Rockey Hill which Tree 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 27 

is marked _ four sides, from thence South West by Wells 
Bounds Eight Miles to a Pitch Pine Tree mark'd four Sides 
standing on the West side of Merryland Meadows so called, 
thence North West Eight Miles to a Hemlock Tree mark d 
four Sides standing to the Northward of Bonnabeag Hills, 
thence North East Eight Miles to a White Oak Tree mark d 
four Sides & thence South East Eight Miles to the place 
began at. In Order to bring forward the Settlement of the 
same Did Grant to your Petitioners & others Forty Lots of 
Land part of said Tract consisting of 130 Acres each upon 
certain Conditions of settleing them most of which are already 
fulfilled the others in a fair way so that there are now about 
Thirty Families and upwards of 150 Souls Inhabiting there 
most of whom thro 1 the good Hand of Providence & by 
means of the help and assistance of this Province have been 
enabled to defend & keep their Possessions and Improvements 
during the last Indian War without the loss of so much as 
one person, not only to the Interest and safe Guard of the 
Sea port Towns of the s d County in special As being the 
Barrier to them, but the Province in Gener 1 which has given 
great Incouragement to others to settle there, & a Hopeful 
prospect of a Flourishing settlement & Town in a Short 
Time, if suitably Incouraged — 

That the Greatest Obstacle and Discouragement in their 
Way of settling a Town is their being under no proper Reg- 
ulation of an Incorporated Town or Precinct and so have not 
the Power and Priviledge (as such) of raising Money in an 
equitable manner for the Support and maintenance of the 
Gospel there, so necessary for the Prevention of Irreligion & 
profaneness, as well as for the Edification of such as are 
Religiouss and well Dispos'd, nor Adjusting the repairs of 
High Ways or managing any other their Prudential Affairs 
or having proper Officers for keeping up good Order and 
Discipline; Inconveniences which this lion'' 1 '' Court can't but 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



see are Ruinous and Destructive to a good settlement, Tend- 
ing to the Youth's leading Loose and Deprav'd Lives and 
liable to all Disorder and confusion — 

Wherefore Your Petitioners most humbly pray this Court 
to take the Premisses under consideration, And of their 
Wanted Goodness & Parental Care of such Infant settle- 
ments Incorporate them into a Town or Precinct by the 
meets and Bounds aforesaid, or such others as may be Judg'd 
fit. And Grant them such Powers and Priviledges as have 
been usual for such, Or provide such other Way and Method 
for Redress of the Inconveniences aforesaid, And the Incour- 
agement of the settlement as this Court in their Wisdom 
shall Judge most fit & reasonable And Your Petitioners As 
in Duty bound shall ever pray &c 



Daniel W 
Joshua W 
Robert Miller 
Nicolas Cane 
John Miles 



Naphtali Harmon 
Jonathan Adams 
John Garey 
Jos Stanley 
John Thompson 



John Harmon 
Joshua Cane 
Sam 11 Wilson 
Jonathun Johnsan 
Sam 11 Cane 



John thompson Jun r John Stanyan 
Eph John Chadboum 

John C Joshua Chadboum 

Benj a Harmon Thomas Wasgatt 

Benjamin Harmon Jun Jesse Thompson 
Edward Harmon Edward Whitehouse 



John Staple 
Eben Staple 
Benj : W 



Jonn : Johnson 
Samson Johnson 
James Garey 
Jonathan Swett 



In the House of Rep 8 June 4, 1756 

Read and Ordered, That y e Prayer of the Pet n be so far 
granted as That y e Pet" notify the non resident Proprietors 
with this Pet n by leaving an Attested Copy thereof with the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 29 

Clerk of the Proprietors of s d Land, y* they shew Cause ( if 

any they have ) on the second Wednesday of the next sitting 

of this Court, why the Prayer thereof should not be granted 

Sent up for Concurrence. — T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council June 5 1756 

Read and Concurred J Willard Secry 

In Council August 26 1756. Read and Ordered that the 
Consideration of this Pet n be referred to the second Wednes- 
day of the next sitting of this Court 

Sent down for Concurrence Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 

In the House of Rep 8 Aug* 28 1756 

Read and Concurred T. Hubbard Spk r 



Brunswick. Petition 

Province of the Mass a Bay 

To the Hon Me Spencer Phips Esq r L" Governour & Com- 
mander in Cheif. The Hon ble His- Majestys Councill 
and House of Representatives in General Court Assem- 
bled May 26. 1756 
The Petition of the Select Men of the Town of Brunswick 
Humbly Sheweth. 
That the said Town for many years past has been exposed 
to the Incursions of the Indian Enemy and many of said 
Indians killed and captivated; and that very lately they Sur- 
prized three of the Inhabitants in their return from the place 
of Publick Worship one of whom was taken and carried away 
the other very narrowly escaped : At the same time near the 
Holders of said Town Another Family was surprized, One 
.Man Killed & his child at the Breast of its Mother who was 

dangerously wounded this necessarily Alarmed the Inhabi- 
tants, obliged thrm to Neglecl their Husbandry and to retire; 
into Garrisons where they are at present confined by reason 



30 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of the Enemy. Therefore your Petitioners humbly represent 
their distressed Circumstances at this day and earnestly pray 
the Compassionate Regard of this Hon ble Court so far as to 
Allow a few Men to be posted at a Garrison situate in the 
Centre of said Town near to the Meeting house, on the Main 
Road from Maquoit to Fort George so necessary and conven- 
ient for Travellers & others, which has hitherto been Main- 
tained at the Expence of the Owner M r Robert Spear, but he 
is now greatly Advanced in Years, Lame and without any 
help except one Son and he must necessarily quitt the Place 
unless some Releif be afforded - 

Your Petitioners humbly hope that your Honours would 
be pleased to take this into your Consideration and afford 
them this necessary Releif at this so Critical Juncture And 
Your Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray &c 

Tho 8 Skolfield I Selectmen 
Sam 11 Standwood \- of 
Isaac Snow j Brunswick 

In the House of Representatives May 28. 1756 — 

Read and Voted That his Hon 1 " the Lieu 1 Governor be 
desired to give Orders that fourteen Men belonging to the 
Scouting Company under the Command of Cap* Samuel 
Gooding Continually Scout on the back of the Inhabit 18 from 
Fort George to Macquoit, untill the further Order of this 
Court. — 

Sent up for Concurrence T Hubbard Spk r 

In Council May 29. 1756 Read and Concur'd 

Tho s Clarke Dp ty Secry 

Consented to S Phips 

In the House of Represent 8 June 4. 1756. — 

Whereas it appears to this House That it would be of 
great Service to have a suitable Number of Boats in 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 31 

Sabago Pond for transporting Men thr6 the Same to 
Amascoggin River in Order to Cut off the Indian Enemy 
in their descent upon or retreat from the Inhabitants on 
the Eastern Frontiers ; 

Voted That the Commissary General be directed to pro- 
vide as soon as may be two Good Cedar Whaleboats for the 
Use of the Scouting Companies on the said Frontiers as 
Occasion shall offer the said Boats to be delivered to the 
Order of the Commander in Chief. 

Sent up for Concurrence T. Hubbard, Spk r 

In Council June 5. 1756 Read and Concur'd 

Tho 8 Clarke Dp^ Secry 

Consented to S Phips 



New Gloucester, Petition. 

To the Honourable Spencer Phips Esq r Lev* Governer & 
Comander in Chief in and over his Majesties province of 
y e Massachu 18 Bay in New England 

The Honourable his Majesties Counsel & House of Repre- 
sentatives in Generall Court assembled on the Last 
Wednesday in May 1756 — 

The Memorial of philamon Warner & Nath Allen of 
Gloucester in the County of Essex, in behalf of themselves 
and severall other persons Humbly Sheweth 

That some Years past the Grate & Generall Court made a 
Grant of a Township ( called it New Gloucester ) to A Num- 
ber of the Inhabitants of Gloucester, Soon after s d Grant we 
built near Twenty Houses, and A Saw Mill, but the last 
Indian War they were destroyed, in the years 1755 & 6 with 
grate Difficulty We Built a Block house verry Comodiously 
situated, and picketed round One hundred & ten feet square, 
with Watch Boxes in s' 1 Blockhouse & on y e pickets — There 



32 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

is Now about Twenty Men att s d New Gloucester A Number 

of w ch have Famely 8 & some small stock of Cattle, and much 

Expos'd to A Cruel Enemy, & as we have been att grate 

expence in so far setling s d place Your Memo sts humbly pray 

that a number of the Inhabitants of s d New Gloucester, may 

have pa}^ from the province, or relieve us in any other way 

as your Honours Grate Wisdome shall see resonable & as in 

duty Bound Your Memo" 8 shall ever pray 

Phile m Warner ) „ 

\ Comitt 
Nathaniel Allen ) 

In the house of Representatives June 5, 1756 — Read and 

Voted, That such of the Inhabitants of a place Called New 
Glocester in the County of York as are effective for y e ser- 
vice ( one of whom to be a serjeant ) be put into the pay & 
subsistance of the Governm* viz 1 Ten only at the same time, 
The s d Ten to be employed in scouting for the protection of 
said Inhabitants, till the last day of October next, And 

That his Honour the Lieu* Gov r & Commander in Chief 
be desired to give Directions Accordingly. 

Sent up for Concurrence T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council June 7, 1756 Read & Concur'd 

Tho 8 Clarke Dp^ Secry. 

Consented to S Phips 



Letter, Sam 1 Howard to Grov. Shirley 12 June 1756 

May it Pleas Your Excellency — 

As I am in Duty Bound I here Send you the Mallincolly 
Account of two Men's being Mortally Wounded by y e 
Indians whose Names are Robert & Sam 11 Barrett, as they 
were ketching a few fish at y e falls, four Indians fired upon 
them & one of our Men Returned y e fire though wounded, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 33 

and says he wound one Indian our Men Isued out so Quick 
that they had no Time to Scalp them, there is no hopes 
of one's Recoverry y e Other may Possibly Recover but its 
Verry Doutfull, I shall at Presant Trouble Your Excellency 
Nofurther But Beg Leave to Subscribe my Self Your Most 
Dutifull Humble Sarv* 

Samuel Howard 
Fort Hallifax 12 June 1756. 



Letter, & Gov. Phips to Capt. Sam 1 Goodwin 

Cap 1 Samuel Goodwin 

Boston July 23, 1756 
It having been represent* to me that there is a Consider- 
able Inconvenience attending the Company under your 
Scouting to the Westward of Kennebeck River and Cap* 
Nicholss C° to the Eastward as are obliged to March a Num- 
ber of Miles before they come to the Bounds in which they 
are to Scout I therefore direct you for the Future to Scout 
between Fort Shirley and Amariscoggin River 
I am Your Friend & Serv* 

S P 



Letter, L l Gov. Phips to Capt. A. Nickels J r 

Cap 1 Alex r Nickels jun r 

Boston July 23, 1756 

I pirn Application made to me by a Number of Soldiers in 

the Scouting Comp a under your Command in the Eastern 

Frontier I have issued my Orders to Cap 1 Samuel Goodwin 

to Scout with his Company between Fort Shirley and Amar- 



34 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

iscoggen River and do direct you for the future to Scout 
between Fort Shirley and Damariscotta River 

I am Your Friend and Serv* 

S P. 



Letter, Enoch Freeman to L l Gov. Phips 

Falmouth July 26 th 1756 
Sir 

I have made it my Business to look into the Situation of 
the Scouting Companies in my District and instead of Scout- 
ing in their old Tracts, have orderd them i e y e Captains to 
divide their Companies into small Parties and ambush y e 
most likely Places round y e Most expos'd Fields when the 
Inhabitants are at work ; that their Ambushm 18 go out in the 
Night, and place themselves to y e best Advantage, without 
being Discover'd by the Enemy & there lay till Noon next 
Day, that if there shou'd be any Indians lurking about 
Endeavouring to get a Shot at our People in such Fields 
they must unavoidably fall into the hands of our Ambushes, 
and I am persuaded if that shou'd be the Case, once or twice, 
it would stricke such a panick into the Indians in general, 
that we should hardly ever hear of 'em again in that Manner 
on our Frontiers ; and I hope the Method will meet with 
your Honour's Approbation. — 

I dont learn there has been any late Discovery of the 
Enemy this Way, & am persuaded, the numbers of men, we 
sent into the Woods, on their first Arival, and having the 
Brush with 'em at New Marblehead &c. Occasion'd them to 
draw off. 

And agreable to y e vote of y e General Court I have taken 
the best Advice I can, as to placing the Stores and it being 
agreed on all Hands, that it wou'd be most convenient for y e 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 35 

Stores for Cap* Berrys Company to be plac'd at Gorham- 
town, I recommended it to M r Wheelwright the Commissary 
General, Accordingly ; but he declines doing it, and writes 
to his Sub-Commissary here to consult Capt a Berry, to know 
if it would be best &c. and I shou'd be glad to know 
whether the Court will Insist on their Vote being Comply'd 
with or not, I appeal to every one, that it is the most Con- 
venient Place ; and unless the Commissary is oblig'd to 
Obey y e Orders of the Court, it seems in vain for them to 
come into any Resolves about the Stores, or for Your Hon- 
our to appoint Officers to put the Orders of Court into 
Execution ; and this I thought Necessary Your Honour 
shou'd be acquainted with, lest Mischief being done while 
the Soldiers were gone to fetch their Allowance, the Blame 
shou'd lay upon me that the Stores were not sent to the most 
convenient Place &c. 

The ten Garrison Soldiers at Hobs & Pearson Town, for 
want of Money, are destitute of Ammunition, & being desir'd 
to acquaint Your Honour with it, beg Leave to recommend 
it as convenient if not necessary, that the Commissary be 
directed to Supply them with a Suitable Quantity, either on 
the Province Charge, or to be deducted out of their Wages. 

1 am Your Honour's Most Dutifull & Obed 1 hum 1 Serv 1 

Enoch Freeman 
The Hon 1 Spencer Phips Esq Lieut 1 Gov r &c ra 



Letter Enoch Freeman to & Gov. Phips 

Falmouth Aug 1 6 th 1756 
Sir 

I have a pretty good Acco from Hunters & Captives that 
Atmascoggin River is passable with Whaleboats for above a 
hundred Miles about NorthWest towards Canady and that 



36 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the upper Part of s d River, & between said River and the 
Western Branch of Kennebeck River whereon stands New 
Noridgewalk is the constant Hunting Ground of the Indians, 
and the way y e french Indians take to come down on our 
Frontiers, and as some of the Soldiers in the Scouting Com- 
panies, are desirous of proceeding up said Amascoggin with 
Whale Boats to carry Provisions, as far as they can, & then 
to take their Packs & range that Part of the Country 
whereby they Apprehend they will stand a good Chance of 
not only destroying some of the Enemy, but of Surprizing 
them in such a Manner, as will prevent their Scouts coming 
down upon us again this Fall, & also of making a good Dis- 
covery of the Rivers Ponds &c so far back, which may be of 
Service to facilitate some greater Design against the Enemy, 
y e Government may hereafter form against them, and it is 
my Opinion four whaleboats will be necessary, which will 
carry 13 men Each & their Stores; two whaleboats y e Gov- 
erm* have already, in May Sessions, granted, tho' not yet 
come down ; and I wou'd beg Leave to desire ( if your Hon- 
our approves of the Design ) to recommend to y e Court, their 
furnishing two more, either by their being purchas'd here or 
sent down from Boston, where I beleive they may be had 
cheapest, in Case it may be done in Season, that is in three 
Weeks from this Date, or thereabouts, for by that Time it 
seems they ought to set out; Cap* Berry & Cap* Smith offer 
to go on this Rout, One or both, as your Honour shall think 
best, and I am persuaded their going will have a good Effect. 

I submit y e whole Affair &c & am, 

Your Honour's most Dutifull & Obedient Serv* 

Enoch Freeman 
To Hon ble Spencer Phips Esq. Lieut* Govern 1 & Commander 

in Chiefe &o 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 37 

Message. 

Gentlemen of the Council and House of Representatives. 

This accompanies a Letter I rec d from his Excellency Gov- 
ernor Lawrence concerning the Return of the French Inhabi- 
tants of Nova Scotia lately sent from thence and dispersed 
among the English Colonies representing the Pernicious 
Consequences of it. W ch are so clearly set forth in his 
Letter that I need add Nothing on that Subject; Except 
that, as I shall soon return to Great Britain nothing shall be 
wanting on my part to represent what you shall do for pre- 
vent* 5 this Evil, to his Majestys Ministers in such a light as 
may I hope, induce his Majesty to have a favourable Consid- 
eration of it. 

W Shirley 

Council Chamber August 16, 1756 



Letter, Gov. Shirley to Maj. E. Freeman 

Boston August 26, 1756 
Sir, 

Agreeable to your Motion for a Scout going up Arneris- 
coggin River in Whale Boats, the Gen 11 Court have ordered 
that Whale boats should be provided for that Service ; 

And I do hereby desire & direct you as soon as you shall 
have the Boats to take effectual Care, that the s d Scout (to 
consist of the most suitable Persons ) be sent up the River 
of Ameriscoggin to pursue the Affair according to your own 
Scheme — 

I am Sir, Your assured Friend and Servant 

W Shirley 
To Maj r Enoch Freeman 



38 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Message. 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Represent™ 8 

I herewith send you the Petition of Captain William Lith- 
gow Commander of Fort Hallifax, to this Court, which 
appears to me so seasonable, that I must earnestly recommend 
it to you to make him an allowance suitable to the extraordi- 
nary Services he hath set forth in it, for I think it by no 
means safe for so good an Officer and one in so important a 
Post to want proper Encouragement ; And therefore desire 
you Gentlemen of the House of Repres™ 8 to make Provision 
accordingly. 

W Shirley 
Province House August 26, 1756 

Message. Aug. 27, 1756. 

Gentlemen of the House of Represent™ 8 

I must put you mind, " that in April last the General Court 
" Voted the Discharge of those Soldiers, who had serv'd 
" upwards of one Year at Fort Halifax under the Command 
" of Cpt n W ra Lithgow, and that he was directed by the 
" Lieuten 1 Gov r to give him an Account of such Soldiers as 
" were intitled to their Discharge by Virtue of said Vote, 
" which he informs me he did ; But that the Court hath done 
" nothing yet for their Dismission ; " and he apprehends — 
Soldiers will be very uneasy, and fears many of them will 
depart, & possibly go off forcibly, as some have already 
threatned ( if they should not be discharg'd ) which would 
indanger the Loss of the Fort: 

I must therefore desire you, Gentlemen of the House of 
Represent™ 8 that you would forthwith take this Matter 
under your Consideration, and make such Provision on your 
Part as the Honour of the Government, the Safety of that 



OP THE STATE OF MAINE 39 

Fortress, & Compassion and Justice to the poor men detained 
against their Will, and not agreably to the publick Faith, 
requires ; and if there be not a sufficient Bounty granted for 
such as may inlist, I must have Resort to the only Method 
in Reserve, which is to issue my Warrants for impressing a 
Number of Men for the Discharge of such as are intitled to 
it. 



W Shirley 



Province House Aug 1 27, 1756. 



Message. " Sept r 7, 1756." 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, 

The Secretary will lay before you a Letter which I received 
by the last Post, from Sir W m Pepperrell ; Wherein you will 
rind ( among other Representations of the exposed Condition 
of the Eastern Frontiers ) he informs me that he apprehends, 
from the Indians Lurking about that Frontier, that Fort 
Halifax and Fort Western are in great danger of falling into 
the Enemies Hands. 

Gentlemen, I desire you would consider the unavoidable 
Consequence of such an Event if it should happen, and that 
you would do your Part to prevent it, by providing for my 
strengthning the Garrisons there without delay. 

I must desire, Gentlemen, that you would keep your House 
together till the publick Business of the Province be dis- 
patched. 

W Shirley 



Vote. 

In the House of Representatives, Sept r 9, 1756 Voted, 
Thai his Excellency the Govern" be desired to give orders, to 



40 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

some suitable number of men, not exceeding fifteen in the 
whole, to be one Company or more as shall be Judged best 
to discover by actual observation on the spot the distance & 
quality of the way from the head of Kenebeck River, the 
nearest practicable way to the head of Chaudier & by or near 
Chaudier, down to the River S l Lawrence & make report to 
this Court with an exact Journal on oath of their proceedings 
containing an acco* of each days doings, with every observ- 
able occurrent tending to give a good knowledge of that way 
to Canada, to be laid before this Court by the 25 th day of 
November next, to be paid Each Man at the Rate of Six 
Dollars per week, they providing wholly for themselves, 
[and] they going down on or near Chaudier to the mouth of 
that River, unless prevented by some unavoidable obstruc- 
tion, one weeks pay to be advanced by the Province Treas- 
urer to them, at their setting out. And As a further Encour- 
agement, they shall be entituled to the full preemium for 
Prisoners & scalps 

Sent up for concurrence T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council Sep r 11, 1756 — Read & Concur'd 

Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 

Consented to W Shirley. 



To the Hon S r W m Peperel B l & Sam 1 Waldo Jun r Esq 1 

The Great & General Court having made Provision for 
Transport Vessels to carry the Men rais'd in y e County of 
York to Albany by Water, I do hereby Authorize & Appoint 
You to take up & agree for Vessels for the said purpose 
allowing one Ton & a quarter for each Person. 

As y e Service is attended with little difficulty & little 
Risque I do expect that y e Price of y e Hire of y e Vessels be 
accordingly. 

If the Vessels when loaded draw more than six feet _ Water 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 41 

there will be great Risque of their getting up to Albany; 
You will therefore conduct yourselves accordingly. 

I do further recommend it to You to hire them for y e 
Voyage rather than by y e Month as that may prevent delays, 
but if you think it will be cheaper and will not be occasion 
of such delays to hire the Vessels by y e week or month You 
may use your discretion. 

Merryconege Neck, Petition 

To His Excellency, William Shirley Esq. Cap 1 Gen 1 Gov- 
ernour, & Commander In Cheif : The Hon ble his Majesties 
Council : and House of representatives — 

The Petition of the Inhabitants Settled on Merryconeege 
Neck Humbly Sheweth y l their are Settled on s d Neck to the 
Number of Sixty Families, & Upw ds : who are Embodied In 
A Church State ; and have regularly Ordained A Minister of 
y e Gospel, to our General Satisfaction : under, this hopefull 
prospect the Inhabitants on s d Neck, w ld be Greatly Increased : 
If this Hon ble Court would Please to Encouridge s d Infant 
Settlement, for w ch Purpose, we Humbly ask Leave to repre- 
sent to you, our Present Difficulties ; y l we may be remedied ; 
as, You In Y r great Wisdom Shall Seem Meet The Extent of 
said Neck of Land : Being about Ten Miles : and in many 
Places not above a Mile wide : the Uper Part Adjoyns the 
Township of Brunswick : and is not Included In the Bounds 
of Any Town : But y e Lower half of s d Neck; by the Large 
Extent of North Yarmouth. South East Line not Included 
within the bounds of N° Yarmouth at which place they 
have for many years Past, been Subject to many In con- 
veniences, with respect to as to any Town priviledges : 
we are not Capable of receiving the Least Benefitt & advan- 
tage, on Many Accounts and by Reason, of the great distance, 
Either by Land or Water, of w" Hardships, and Great Diffi- 



4"2 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

eulties y e Ihabitants on s d Neck, have for many Years Com- 
plained, and, this Hon d Court ; In their Great goodness 
Some few Yrs since ; was Pleased to ease them in Part, on 
Account of the Ministry, and sett us off as A Precinct : But 
y e other Hardship remains A Grevious Burden on us to this 
Day: Wherefore y r Petitioners, Being Now Arrived to a 
Competent Number, and daily Increasing ; B* find themselves 
Incumbered w th the Burden of Paying Taxes to y e town of 
N° Yar th more than our Proportion most Humbly Address 
this Hon d Court, for y e remedy thereof : and for the Encour- 
agement of the Gospel settled Among us ; y* y e whole of s d 
Neck of Land ; togeather with y e Islands Belonging to y e 
Precinct May be Incorporated into A seperate Township, or 
District and vested with the powers, & Privilidges Enjoyed 
by other Towns, all w ch is Humbly Submitted, to y e wisdom 
& Justice of this Hon d Court, and we Y r Humble Petitioners, 
as, in Duty Bound ; shall Ever pray 



Committee 
chosen by y e 
Precinct 
to Act 
In this 
Affair 



David Curtis 
Lem 11 Turner 
Jonathan Flint 
William Alexander 
Alex 1 Willson 
Henry McCausling. 

The Inhabitants on Afors d Neck Being Desirous of the 
good Welfare, and Increase of the Place, Most humbly Beg 
of this Hon' 1 Court to grant us a Penny Tax upon the Dor- 
mant Land Belonging To the Precinct; In ord r for the 
Defraying of Charges among us : Gen 1 , The parish is B 1 A 
New Settlern 1 , and their are many Opinionists* Settled among 
us w ch is a Great Damage to y e Parish ; and we have Been 
at very Great Charges of late respecting Some Publick 
Affairs and those Oppionist will not in y e Least Strive for y e 
Promotion of s d Parish ; or in y e least to Pay Prec* Charges. 
This and w 1 ever Else we have offered is wholly submitted 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 43 



r 



Comra" 

to Act 

In this 
Affair 



to y e Wisdom, & Justice of this Hon d Court ; we y r Humble 
Petitioners as In Duty Bound Shall ever Pray. 

David Curtis 

Lem 11 Turner 
*Quakers Jonathan Flint 

William Alexander 

Alex r Willson 

Henry McCausling. 

P. S. The Inhabitants of s d Neck Desired to be Incorporated 
into a Sepperate Township by y e first prec 1 In y e Town of 
N° yarmouth and Sett them ol_ free & clear from Any 
Charges Paying to them w oh they refused to grant us (w ch 
You May please to see In y e Coppy of N° yarmouth Vote ) 
w ch we think is A great Abuse to this sec d Parish : Gen* we 
y e Inhabitants of y e Sec d prec* are Oblidged to Help Main- 
tain y e County Road B 1 here is y e Case. Y e County road 
of N° yar th & Town Road is one & y e same and we think 
is Injustice for to help Maintain, Considering we have no 
Benefit in y e Least Either of y e County or Town road For 
our whole Passing is by Water. 

In the House of Rep ves Oct r 13. 1756 

Read and Ordered that the Pet rs serve the Town Clerk of 
North Yarmouth with a Copy of this Pet n that so the said 
Town may shew cause ( if any they have on the second thirs- 
day of the next sitting of this Court why the Prayer thereof 
should not be granted 

Sent up for concurrence T Hubbard Spk r 

In Council April 23. 1757. Read and Ordered 

That the consideration of this Petition be referred to the 
nd Wednesday of the next May Session. 
Sent down for concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep™ April 23. 1757. 

Read and ( loncurred 

T Hubbard Spk 1 



44 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In Council June 14 th 1757 Read together with the Answer 
of the Town of North Yarmouth and Ordered that Richard 
Cutts Esq 1 with such as the Hon ble House shall join be a 
Committee to hear the Parties, consider of the Affair and 
report what they judge proper for this Court to do thereon : 
And that the Parties appear for that Purpose on the second 
Friday of the next Sitting. Sent down for Concurrence 

Tho s Clarke Dp 1 ? Secry 

In the House of Rep rs June 14. 1757 

Read and Concurred, and M r Sparhawk and M r Bradbury 
are joined in the Affair 

T Hubbard Spk r 

Dec r 2: 1757. Voted y* M r Flucker be of y e abovesaid 
Com tee in y e room of M r Sparhawk who is absent. 



Letter, IS Gov. PJdps to Maj. Freeman 

Boston Oct r 26, 1756 
Sir, 

I herewith send you a Copy of a Vote of the Gen 1 Court 
for a March of 150 Men to the Indians Hunting Grounds 
between the Eastern Frontiers & Canada, with a Set of Com- 
missions for three Companies for this Services, which I leave 
to }'OU to fill up with the names of such as shall be willing 
to undertake this Service & most suitable for it, giving Pref- 
erence to such Officers now in the Service or your Frontier, 
as are best qualified. 

You must use all Care & Diligence that this Service may 
be promoted & forwarded that the several Companies be fur- 
nished with all necessaries for rendering the same more easy 
& succesful & Let as many good Men be inlisted out of the 
Soldiers to be dismiss'd as may be obtained : You must give 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 45 

the Commanders such particular Orders as you shall find 
requisite consistent with my Instructions to them 

I am Sir Your Assured Friend & SeiV 

S P. 
Maj r Freeman 

Letter, & Gov Phips to Cap 1 Freeman and others. 

Boston October 26. 1756 
Sir, 

I hereby direct you to dismiss [ one of ] the Scouting Com- 
pany un der your command upon the first Day of Novem r 
next, or as soon after as t his Order shall come to your Hand, 
first allowing them to inlist into the Marching Service under 
such Officers as I shall appoint & upon such advantageous 
terms as shall be proposed; And the other Half of your 
Company you must retain in the Service & employ them in 
the same duty as heretofore until the 20 th Day of Novem. w n 
they are to be dismissed unless you shall receive my Orders 
or some extraordinary Danger necessarily require their Con- 
tinuance in the Service for the Defence of the Inhabitants. 
I am Your Assured Friend & Servant 

S P 

that part of the above Letter with a Line drawn under it 
except what is Contained in the Crotchet was sent to Cap 18 
Gerrish Berry Smith and Goodwin 
Cpt. Freeman & Cpt. Nichols 

Letter, Enoch Freeman to L L Gov. Phips 

Falmouth Nov r l Bt 1756 
Sir 

Cap 1 Berry is retunfd from his Rout up Amascoggin 

River, lie took tin; Courses & Distances of y e River for about 



46 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Eighty five Miles up, & there the River is also as below, 
large and about twenty Rods Wide, which makes him beleive 
he did not go near the Head of it, but the Water being very 
low in the Rivers this Season of the Year, there was so many 
Riflens, that retarded his course, and he was oblig'd to 
return ; he went about fifteen or twenty Miles above a Place 
call'd Rockomeekook, an old large Indian Settlement some 
hundreds of Acres of clear'd Land, & great Quantities of 
rich Intervale, from thence all the way down to Brunswick, 
is a fine Country for Land, many beautifull levell Islands of 
good Land in the River, but I cant describe it so well as by 
a Plan of the River &c which I am about getting Done & 
shall send it to Your Honour — 

Several Captains of y e Scouting Companies, have asked 
me when they must dismiss their men I told 'em the first of 
November they Expected, they said, to have orders for doing 
it, I told them it was voted, and I look'd for the Orders 
every Moment: And as y e Season of the Year Advances, 
Your Honour will hasten down as soon as possible Orders 
respecting y e Inlisting y e 150 men to Scout this Fall ; I 
wou'd propose their being divided into five Companies of 
thirty men Each ; and I purpose to send one up y e Western 
Branch of Kenebeck, One over to Chaudier River, One to 
the Head of Amascoggin, One to the Head of Saco, and One 
from Berwick to find y e Head of Connecticut River, if Your 
Honour likes the Scheme ; so that it will be necessary, there 
should be five sets of Blank Commissions sent down, with 
listing Orders, & the Sooner y e better and also that y e Com- 
missary General send me y e Snow shoes for the men, if he 
has 'em by him, if not that he or some other Person, get 'em 
made Immediately, I cou'd get a good many here, I shou'd 
Esteem also y l a Copy of y e vote of Court and Your Honours 
Directions which I shall take a Pleasure in Executing in y e 
best Manner possible and doubt not some Discovery will be 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 47 

made &c that will compensate y* Charge, and I am very sure 
it wou'd be worth while for y e Goverment to be at y e Charge 
of a good Survej'or to go with Each Partie, & hope Your 
Honour will give Orders accordingly — 

I am Your Honour's Obed* humb 1 Serv* 

Enoch Freeman 
Hon ble Spencer Phips Esq r Lieut* Gov r &c 

Letter, John G-reenleaf to L l Gov. Phips 

Newbury Nov 1 2 d 1756 
May itt Please y r Hon r 

I Receved Orders Sometime < past to inlist Men for to 
Reinforce Generall Winslow or to March for the Assistance 
of y e Frontiers if Either should be attacked. 

I find the People in Generall backward to inlist As itt is 
late in the fall & wee have News from time to time of Our 
forcess returning home — Many of the Hampshire forcess as 
well some of Our Own I am informed Are Already returned 
& more upon their March Home — I have Notwithstanding 
Ordered Severall of my Captains to be in readiness in Case 
of an Attack on Any of Our frontiers &c & trust there will 
A Considerable Number be ready to March immediately if 
Occasion should Call Although att this Day Our Meen Are 
Exceedingly drained of. 

I am with the Greatest Respect 

y r Hon 18 Most Obed* Humb 1 Serv* 

John Greenleaf 

Lrttr,\ Jubez Bradbury to Josiah Willard Secy Nov r 23 d 1756 

lb. liner' 1 Sir 

It was Surprising to me that Jest at the Governors going 

of, or perhaps after he w;is gon, ( by filling up a blank) there 



48 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

should a Commission be Sent here to one M r Burton to be 
my Lieu 1 when the Governor had so freely told Mr. Fletcher 
he Should Sertainly return to his post, as L l when his 
marching Company were dismist, and he realy did so ; other- 
wise he wou d not have taken a Commission for marching in 
the woods, he is a Sober Sencable man, one that may be 
Confided in, ( has bin the L* here almost Seven year,) I wish 
I Could Say as much of M r Burton but. — 

I should take it as a very great favor if your honnor would 
prevail with the L l Governor to give Mr. Fletcher a Commis- 
sion for this Garrison as formerly, and if Mr. Burton must 
be again helpt by the Govr 1 that it may be at som other 
place & not here, for I shall not think, my own affairs here, 
safe if at any time I should Leave the Fort, as I shall be 
oblig d to do, if I Live till the Spring, my business then Call- 
ing me to Boston. I now intreet your Honnors Excuse for 
troubleing you with this, and subscribe my self your Honnors 
Most Obedient Humble Serv 1 

Jabez Bradbury 
S 1 Georges Nov r 23 d 1756 

P. S for Every Day m r Burton has Serv d the Government, 
I am Suer Mr. Fletcher has Serv d them Ten. 

Am as above J. B 

[ Superscribed ] 

To the Honnorable Josiah Willard Esq 1 

att Boston by Cap* Sanders 



Letter, John Rous to L l Q-ov. Phips 17 Dec. 1756. 

Sir 

Upon my Arrival here from Casco Bay I found Commo- 
dore Holmes had saild for England with several other Ships, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 49 

leaving behind him only the Nottingham of 60 Guns, & the 
Baltimore & Vulture Sloops, which with the Success is all 
the strength here at present & which I intend shall be got 
ready for the Sea as early in the Spring as the season will 
admit — 

I have just receiv'd intelligence of one or two small French 
privateers cruising to the Westward of this Harbour to inter- 
cept our provision Vessells & as his Majestys Ships are not 
in a Capacity to cruise in the Winter season, I have taken a 
Large Schooner belonging to the Town, Mann'd and Arm'd 
her with twelve Carriage Guns & 100 Men, which I intend 
to keep cruising to protect the Trade till some of the Ships 
can be got ready ; I shall be oblig'd to you for what ever 
Intelligence relating to the Enemy you may have & will 
always be ready to Join with you in doing every thing that 
may be thought for the good of his Majestys Service — 

I am Sir Your most Obedient & most Hum 1 Serv 1 

John Rous 
Success in Halifax Harbour. 

17 th December 1756 
The Hon ble Spencer Phips Esq r 



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OF THE STATE OF MAINE 51 

Letter, Sir W m Pepperrell to U Gov. Phips 

Sir 

As I came here this day am inform 1 ' that the hundred & 
fifty men were gone out from this County agreable to your 
Honours Orders to See what Discovery they could make on 
the Indians hunting ground & that there design was when 
they got there to Divide into Several Scouts and on their 
return some was to goo so far westward as the back of the 
Town above Berwick : if this is matter of Fact w ch I shall 
as Soon as Possiable make inquirey into it will answer the 
End that y e hundred Men would do that you gave me orders 
to raise ; & Save y e Province that charge ; and if Your Hon r 
would be pleased upon their return to send your orders that 
one hundred of them be Divided into foure Quoties to Scout 
above the heads of Each Town in this County untill the 
tenth day of April next it might answer the design of the 
last Vote of the General Court for the hundred men, this I 
tho 1 it my Duty to let you Know and shall wait for further 
Orders w ch shall be Strictly observed. 

I am now sending out yo r orders to inlist Sixty Eight men 
belonging to this Regiment and I hope the Second Regiment 
in this County will soon inlist the same number of good men 
w ch will be much better then an impress, for the name of an 
impress here will drive the Young able body d men great part 
of them out of this County to Sea or into the Province of 
New Hampshire as it did the last year and you are Senccable 
that this County lays much Exposed to the Enemy both by 
Land & Sea. 

I shall give out your promise that the officers where no 
Objection can be made that are recommend' 1 to your Hon r 
from hence you will Commission them as there is one hun- 
dred & thirty six men to be rais'd in this County I hope you 



52 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

will reserve to command them one Cap* three Lieu ts & one 

Ensign — 

I am with much Esteem Sir 

Your Hon" Faithfull and Most obed 1 Humble Servant 

W ra Pepperrell 
Kittery March 3 d 1757 



Letter, Sir W m Pepperrell to L l Gov. Phips 

Sir 

Your Honours favour of the 9 th ins* I received, as to the 
hundred & fifty men heretofore order d out upon the Eastern 
Frontiers, if they return before the 10 th of April next Your 
orders shall be Strictly Observed. 

and as to send your Honour a particular acco* of the Ship- 
ping in y e harbours in this County by this Express that are 
fit for Transports at this time is not in my power, but by 
what inquirey I could within time make there is in Berwick 
a Brig a of one hundred & thirty Tuns one Deck & half & a 
Single deck Sloop of about one hundred Tuns. 

in the Town of Kittery two Single Deck Vesels of about 
Sixty Tuns another of about Eightty a new Schoner fited for 
y e Sea of one Deck & half of about ninety Tuns. 

in York Seven Single Deck Sloops from about Eighty to 
ninety Tuns Each a Schoner of about one hundred & thirty 
and in Wells two Single Deck d Vesels of about Ninety Tuns 
Each in Arrundel two more of the Same Burthen, in Bedi- 
ford the Same number, hi Scarborough the same number, in 
Falmouth I am not certain but I beleive as many as in all 
the rest of the County 

I am Sir Your Honours Most Obed 1 Humble Serv 1 

W m Pepperrell 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 53 

Letter, Capt. W m Lithgow to Lt. Gov Phips March 15, 1757 

May it Please your Honour 

the Spring being near att Hand In which season it hase 
ben usual, and is the most Convenient Time for Supplying 
Fort Hallifax with Twelve months Provisions, and as I 
apprehend this Time of y e yeare generely to be attended 
with as Grate Dainger from either the French or Indian 
Enemy if not grater then any other Season of y e year, as 
then the Ponds & Rivers will be all Cleer of Ice, and Consi- 
quently an easy Transportation for them in Birch Cannooes 
and also Good Hunting for Beaver or Inglish Inhabitence, 
all which I apprehend to be Inducement to Draw the Ene- 
mie towards our Frountiers, which I apprehend your Hon r 
Is not unsensible off — 

therefor I would Humbely Intreet Your Hon r Supply us 
with such a guard and In such manner as your Honour may 
In wisdom Judge Sufficient for the above Sarvice all which 
I most Humbely Submitt to your Honours Wise Considdera- 
tion — 

what ever guard your Hon r Is pleased to order I would pray 
thay may be at Cusnock or y e Store house the middle of 
april at furthest as that Is y e most Suitable Time for y e 
above Sarvice. haveing nothing farther to advis your Hon r 
of at present then that y e Gerrison by y e Divine Goodness is 
Generaly In good Health &c a — 

I humbely beg Leave to Subscribe my Selfe 

Your Honours most obedient & most Humble Sarvent, — 

William Lithgow 
Fort Hallifax march y e 15 th 1757 

Letter, Ezkl Cushing to the Council 

Falmouth April 12 th , 1757 
May it please your Honours 

The enclos* 1 accounts your Honours will see the one for 



54 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Stores for the Soldiers while here which I were oblig d to gett 
for their Subsistance untill the Province sent for them, tho I 
had no orders from the Province so to do yet the Circum- 
stances of the Soldiers here rais d requiring it I hope it will 
be Look d upon in such a Light as to vindicate me in so 
doing — The other account — Viz* Cap 1 Joshua Bangs's — 
I look upon it as a reasonable one Considering the Severity 
of the weather the most of the Time after the Soldiers were 
rais d untill their embarkation for Boston — Such a Number 
of Soldiers in so severe a Season must certainly Consume a 
Considerable Quantity of wood — The family Utensils for 
Cooking among so many persons must be worth something 
the whole of His Trouble house room & all. as he has Desir d 
me to mention it to your Honours will have that weight as 
that your Honours will Look upon his account just & reason- 
able & grant the same — I should have sent the account 
from the Commissary by the Vessel that Carried the Soldiers 
from hence to Boston, but could not gett it untill the Day 
after their Departure from hence — 

Since beginning to write the above an account offers from 
Major Enoch Freeman as Comissary for four Blanketts rec d 
by four of the Soldiers, as your Honours may See p r the 
account enclos d which hope will be allow d The other paper 
is a List of the Soldiers enlisted & an account of what each 
person is entitled to agreeable to the proclamation as also 
what each person has rec d — 

I would here beg Leave to inform your Honours, that 
after the men had inlisted they would not upon any means 
be prevail d upon to goe for Boston untill each had rec d what 
Bounty they were entitled to according to the proclamation 
— what to Doe I could not tell — I had rec d no money from 
the province to enable me to fullfill what the proclamation 
promis d to those that should inlist, neither any orders for 
Drawing any money from the Collectors or Constables to 



OP THE STATE OF MAINE 55 

enable me to pay the full Bounty I were oblig' d at Last 
rather than the province should Suffer by the men's rais'd 
not being Sent to boston, to get of the Collectors the several 
Sums your Honours will by the enclos d see & pay each per- 
son what is respectively sett against their names, before they 
would embark. I hope my Conduct in this affair as it Con- 
cerns the province will be Look d upon in a just Light, a8 
that the Treasurer will answer the orders I drew upon him 
in favour of the Collectors who I rec d the money from — 
I remain yours Honours most Obedient Serv 1 to Comand 

Eze Gushing 

Letter, The Council to Col. Ezkl Gushing 

Boston 15 Apr 1 1757 — 
Col° Ezek 1 Cushing 

S r 

It appears that there is a deficiency of seven men in the 
number you were directed to raise for his Majestys Service 
under the Command of the Earl of Loudoun. The council 
expect that you immediately compleat the number of Men 
assigned You and send them up to Boston. And as the 
Council are informed that five of the afores d Men were to be 
raised by Cap" Alex 1 Nichols, and that he is wholly deficient 
in his duty, they have directed him to come up to Boston to 
Answer for his neglect. The order comes to you open, that 
in case he shall have complied with his Orders before this 
reaches your hands, and you shall be satisfied with his Con- 
duct, you may forbear delivering the said Letter, and send it 
back with your next return. 

Letter, The Council to Capt. Alex r Nichols 

Boston 15 Apr 1 1757. 
Cap" Alex r Nichols 

The Council being informed that you was ordered to raise 



56 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

five Men for his Majesty's Service under the Command of 
the Earl of Loudoun, and that you have wholly disregarded 
your Orders and returned none of the Men assigned You. 

The Council direct you forthwith to attend them at Bos- 
ton to make Answer for your Neglect. 



Letter, Benj. Burton to the Council. April 15, 1757 

May it please your Honours, This morning about Eight of 
the clock there appeared at a small Distance from the fort 
four Indians with a flag of Truce, Three of which being 
Penobscut's, the other a S l John's we hoisted one in the fort 
and then they came in, Asked me by the Interpreter if there 
was any answer come to their Letter Sent up this winter to 
the Gov 1 I told - there was no positive answer come as 
yet, Only what was Contained in a letter I had received 
lately Sent by the Gov r to Cap n Bradbury, wherein he gives 
his Opinion " That he did not see how they open a trade 
with them at presant. But if the Indians would come and 
live amongst us That he did not doubt but that the Court 
would make provision for them during the war," To which 
they replyed, they could give No Answer till they talked 
with their Old men, I told them if they desired to live in 
peace with us they must come in directly for our Scouts 
would be out, and could not distinguish them from other 
Indians, They said that was true, and promised me to be in 
Ten or fifteen days hence at farthest, with a full answer from 
their tribe 

I then asked them if they thought themselves safe to come 
and trade with us here when our Scouts were out after other 
Indians They said No, — ■ — 

After they went Out of the room, One being the S* John's 
Indian Came in - told me by the Interpreter Aduakinque's 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 57 

Brother was comeing on us with Ten more Ind 8 so soon as 
the Snow was off the ground or at farthest in One moon I 
asked him if the penubscutts would Joyn said Number he 
said he could not tell how presants might prevail on them, 
and that he did not know but that a large body would come, 
To this he held up his hand and said God knows it to be 
true, true, true, Beg'd not to let the other Indians know 
what he has told us for they certainly would cutt off his 
head, they would surely kill him if they found he had told 
us. This is what has been delivered me from the Interp 1 as 
he can attest to the truth of the above : 

I remain your Honours most obedient & faithfull ser vt to 
Command 

Benj a Burton 
Fort S l Georges April 15 th 1757. 

P S The above S* Johns Indian told me further that f 
there was a Great body of French Lived all ^ 
this winter up S l Johns River ^ 



Letter, Andrew Oliver to Col. Cushing § Major Freeman 

Boston April 28, 1757. 
Sirs, 

I send you by directions of the Council Extract of a Letter 
which come to hand yesterday from Lieutenant Burton. 

You will judge what Credit is to be given to the Indians 
Account; the Council think it ought to carry so much 
weight at least, as to put the Inhabitants of the Eastern 
Country upon their Guard: they therefore direct that you 
stud the Intelligence across Maqnoit to some proper person 
to be handed along from place to place till it shall reach Fort 
Halifax, and to such othei places as you shall judge requisite. 



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If this should overtake Major Freeman on the Road home- 
ward, so as to give him opportunity of conferring with Sir 
William Pepperrell it would be best to consult with Sir 
William upon measures proper to be taken on this Occasion. 
I am Sir Your hum 1 Sert 

And w Oliver 
Col Ezekiel Cushing 
Major Enoch Freeman 



Letter, Andrew Oliver to S r W m Pepperrell 

Boston 28 April 1757. 
Sir 

The Council yesterday received a Letter from L l Burton 
dated Fort S l Georges April 15 and by their direction I send 
you copy of the essential part of his Letter under cover here- 
with ; Whether full credit is to be given or not to the 
Indians relation yet the Council judge it a sufficient Ground 
for them to proceed to notify the Inhabitants of the Eastern 
Country of the Intelligence received so that they may be on 
their Guard. 

You will therefore S r be pleased to take the most proper 
measures for this purpose. 

the express has another Letter for Col Cushing and Major 
Freeman, which the council desire you would order to be 
sent forward by Express or by any other as you shall judge 
best, they are directed to send the Intelligence across 
Maquoit so as to be handed along from Place to Place till it 
shall reach Fort Halifax. If you should see Major Freeman 
after receipt hereof upon his Return home, you will please to 
give him best Advice for his Government 

I am S r Your most Ob 1 humb Serv 1 

And w Oliver 



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Letter, Sir W m Pepperrell to the Council 

Kittery May 2 d 1757 
Honourable Gentlemen 

The inclosed Letter came to me by Express from Hamp- 
ton, w ch I have paid for. 

I take it to be an answer to a Letter I sign" as president 
by order of the Council when I was in Boston ever Since I 
have been from thence, have been indeavoring to get the 
Front" in a post r of Defence, as I expect soon to heare of 
the Enemy. I wish your Hon" would hasten the Commis- 
sary to send Provishon for the Marching Scouts that they 
may be upon Duty. I am this day about Delivering some 
out to Cap 1 Gerrishes Companny out of my wharehouse that 
he may be on the back of y e Towns to prevent the Enemy 
doing damage and I hope will destroy some of them 

I have the Hon r to be Your Hon rs 

Most obedient Faithfull Humble Servant 

W m Pepperrell 
The Hon ble His Majesty's Council 

Letter, C. C. Leissner to S r W' n Pepperrell 

Broad Bay May 9 th 1757 
Hon ble Sir 

I beg Leave to sent Your Hon r iuClosed a Copy of my 
Journall what Trouble and Barbarety hapned since my Last. 

A Waile Boat would be a most Necessary thing for this 
place, as I can't come to the Assistance of the inhabitants on 
each Side of the river, with out going round the Falls w ch 
will take near a Day should therefore be Glad if Your Hon 1 
would please to Order One 

Sriuceness <>f time Obliges me to breake of so 

Subscribe my self Your Hon™ most Submisfull Serv* 

C. C. Leissner 



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P. S. I have as yet no Orders how to Act with the Men but 
in the mean while do the best I can. 

[ Superscribed.] 
On his Majestys Service To Sir William Pepprill Kn* 
p r Cap 1 Kent att Boston 

Letter, Col. Ezkl Gushing to Andrew Oliver Sec y 

Falmouth May 10 1757 
S r Having lately rec d the Governments Orders to Compleat 
Seven men more for His Majestys Service accordingly have 
Compleated the number including one man Capt Nichols 
Sent to Boston out of the Quota assign'd him to raise the 
remainder of his s d Quota he Dl d to me in Falmouth which I 
hope will be sufficient to excuse his not coming to Boston as 
he has Compleated the number assigned him to raise — just 
as I were embarking of the men to Send to the goverment 
one of them Deserted I cannot here nor find any thing of 
him so as to Ship him on board of Cap* Hodgkins — with 
the other men rais d neither is it possible to gett another man 
in the Deserters room to Ship on board of Cap* Hodgkins by 
reason of his so Sudden Departure. I shall use my utmost 
endeavours immediately to find & send the man to the Gov- 
ernment. S r I cannot find by the List I have by me of the 
Number assign d me to raise how seven Should be wanting I 
Sent fivety nine men by my Son one p r Capt. Cox & three 
went by Land, is Sixty three men & the Quota assign d me 
being Sixty Eight I rest this matter with your Honour — 

& am S r your most Humble SeiV 

Eze Cushing 

A List of the Mens Names Shipt on board Capt Hodgkins 
for His Majestys Service — 
inlisted March 21. 1757 Cornelius Keff — 
impress d Benjamin Parker in room of an impress* 1 man 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 61 

David Welch Ditto James Braman Ditto Samuel Green — 
Ditto 

The above Cornelius Heff rec d a fall that hinder* 1 his being 
to Boston before this opportunity. Loring Cushing in behalf 
of my father Ezekiel Cushing 

[ Superscribed ] 
To The Honourable Andrew Oliver Esq r 

Secretary of The Province of Massachusetts Bay ~ 

Letter, J. Tasker $ J. Fowle to A. Oliver Sec y 

Marblehead Wednesday Nine in y e Evening 
Sir 

This moment came in a Schooner intended for Boston, as 
a Flag of Truce from Louisbourg : w ch place she left Eight 
days ago ; commanded by Mons r Larchez having on board 
Seventy English Prisoners : & navigated by seven French 
men : a proper Guard shall be placed for their security till 
farther Orders. & y e most Intelligent of y e English sent up 
Early in y e Morning to Boston, no more than one Vessel 
by their Acco 1 was arivd from France this Spring, the Garri- 
son in a poor Condition the Soldiers & Inhabitants murmur- 
ing & in great Want of Provisions not one ship of Force 
there & few others, the News of the Attempt made on y e 
French King's Life created a generall Pannick. 
these are y e particulars w ch Time permit us to collect 

We are w th great Regard Y r most Obed 1 Serv ts 

John Tasker 
Jacob Fowle 

P S: 
we find they are Come for Observation, & that there is some 
Gent" of Distinction on board 

To the Secretary of y e Province to be communicated 
to his Ma]** 1 Council. 



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Letter, John Tasker to A. Oliver, Sec } -> 

Marblehead Monday Morning 
Sir 

I Wrote you last Night by an Express acquainting you 
with the Arivall of a Flag of Truce, since which I have been 
on board & talk'd with M r Larchez, y e Person Commissioned 
to treat with y e Governour of this Province to whom I think 
he told me _ had Letters, w ch no doubt you'll be desirous to 
see that Lord Louden may as soon as may be acquainted w th 
his Errand. & what ever else may be thought of Use. I 
have conversd with sevrall of y e Prisoners & find one Brag- 
don capable to give Information of what is passing at Louis- 
bourg, whom shall Instantly despatch that he may be at 
Boston as Soon as y e Council can be Assembled. 

I am of Opinion it will be best y* the Vessel be orderd 
from this Exposd Defenceless Harbour, and y e Commissioner 
who resided at Roxbury Seven Years ago & well Known to 
M r Lovel & many others be sent up by Land. 
w ch Submit to your better Understanding & am 

w th great Regard Sir Y r most Obed 1 Serv 1 

John Tasker 
To Andrew Oliver Esq to be communicated to his 
Maj ty8 Council 



Letter, John Osborne to Lord Loudoun 

Boston 12. May 1757. 
May it please your Lordship 

The Council received very early this morning by Express 
from Marblehead an Account of the Arrival of a Flag of 
Truce in eight days from Louisbourgh. 

As the Accounts from thence appear very favourable to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 63 

your Lordships designs We thought it our duty to transmit 
them immediately to your Lordship by Express, forwarding 
herewith copy of the Letter from Marblehead and what 
further information we could collect from One of the Prison- 
ers who is just come to Town as declared before the Council. 
We shall give Orders for securing the French men, and their 
Vessell till we hear from your Lordship, and in the mean 
time treat them with that civility which is otherwise due to 
the Character they are come in. 

We received Intelligence yesterday Noon of a Sloop about 
25 Leagues to the Eastward of Cape Ann giving chace to a 
Vessell arrived at Marblehead, upon which the Council gave 
Orders for the Province Snow Prince of Wales Capt. Dowse 
to go out upon a Cruise after her; He slipt his Cables at 
6 in the Evening having seventy five stout Seamen aboard, 
and has probably run the distance by this time, He is there 
to cruise twenty four hours, and if he makes no discovery, 
nor gains any further Intelligence he is then to return, and 
take the Fishermen and Vessells for Halifax under his 
Convoy. 

One of our Vessells inward bound discover* 5 a Vessell 
ashore about 3 weeks ago on the Isle of Sables went to their 
Relief : it proved to be an Eng : prize Ship fr. Portugal hav- 
ing 13 Hands aboard which the French had taken off Vir- 
ginia; the French Man secured the Vessell & her Crew 
which came to their Keleif, and proceeded therewith for 
Louisbourgh, in their way thither they took another small 
Vessell, and having more English men aboard than they 
chose to trust themselves with, they put most of them aboard 
the last mentioned Vessell, which is since arrived at Cape 
.Ann. but \vc have seen none of the People. 

We are endeavouring that some of the Prisoners which 
came in the Flag of Truce shall proceed as Seamen in some 



64 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of the Transports bound to New York that your Lordship 
may have the oportunity of gaining more direct Information — 
We are with very great Respect 

May it please your Lordship your Lordships 

most obedient and most hum 1 Serv t8 
I O in the name and by order of the Council. By this 
Express We send your Lordship the rest of the returns made 
Us, of the Troops of this Government, raised for his Majes- 
tys Service, Who are all Marched agreeable to your Lord- 
ships Directions. 



Letter, Joshua Freeman to the Council. 

S l Georges May 17 : 1757 — 

Gentle" 

May it Please your Honnors There Came in Yesterday 
Morning Frounteer Indians To Treat with Capt Bradbury 
under Awhite Flag — 

what they had to say I understand he hass Acquainted y r 
Hon s About Three in the After Noon they went of with 
there flag About Foure a Clock Som of My Company Unbe- 
known to me went out after the Indians And Brought in 
One who they say they found Alone the rest being gone out 
of Sight And ass they found him alone And No Flag with 
him They Thought he wass a Lawfull prize. I Told them 
I did Not Approve of there Conduct in bringing the fellow 
back And that they must immediately let him go — And 
Accordingly After Som debate he wass Dismis'd And Care 
taken that he got of Clear — 

Bet wen Four And five A Clock there Came a Single indian 
in to the fort with a flag but Tarry'd but a few Minutes And 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 65 

Went of with the Indian that wass brought back in the Eve- 
ning W m Killpatrick Came over from the fort And told that 
the Indian that Came in last Informd that there wass 
Twenty Six Indians belonged to there Company And that 
there wass Thirty More Expected in toMorrow but ass there 
was No Likelywhood of the Truck to be Opened to them 
they would be Stopt Upon which Our People Said that it 
wass likely the Indians would do dammage before they went 
of there being Such A number together And No Expectation 
of any Trade in the province which I thought Reasonable 
They Mentioned that they thought it wass Necessary that a 
Company of Men Should go out in the Night And Indeavour 
to Make all the Discovery they Could that the Indians 
Should Not have Any Advantage on Us Accordingly I Con- 
sented that Twenty Men Might go out And if they found 
their wass Any Indians Lurkeing About that they would 
send A man in And let Me know of it y l we Mought be 
upon our guard And likewise Ready to Attack them — ; 
Betwen Ten And Eleven a Clock Twenty of My Men went 
And about a Mild from the Block House they Came upon a 
party of Indians And Fird on them And Hussay'd the 
Indians Immediately Returnd the fire on both Sides of them 
And Yel'd After Exchanging Sundry Guns at Each Other 
Our People Came of with One Scalp which they Recovered 
haveing Rec d but little Dammage on our Side one Man 
being Slightly wounded in the hand and his gun Part of the 
Stock frYd of a little before break of Day our People went 
out again — Discoverd three Indians fird at them but Could 
not Recover any of them on there Return back to the Place 
where they had the dispute the last night they found Seven 
Sunns a Small Quantaty of Beavour Feathers 

Am your Honners Most Obedient And verry Humble Serv' 

Joshua Freeman 

To the Honnorable his Majestys Councill for the Province 
of the Massachusets Bay in New England 

5 



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Letter, James Howard to the Council 

Fort Western 18 th May 1757 

Ma}' it please y r honours Cap* Lithgow Sent down a boats 

Crew consisting of ten men as far as Brunswick to fetch up 

Lieu* Moody in order to mend our Boats, and this morning 

about Seven o Clock Ensign Petee was returng home and 

we thought it best to Send two men by Land as an Advance 

Guard, and the other eight on the boat and when they were 

about Seven miles above the fort then the two men on the 

Shore who kept Just about three or four Rod before the 

Boat, Discover'd a Scout of Seventeen Indians Close on the 

Shore and fired on the Boat three times not being more than 

fifteen yards distance, and our people returnd the fire three 

times out of the boat and as they could not recover the 

Indians side of the River they put a cross the river recoverd 

that Shore a fired Several Guns, one of the men that were 

on the Shore Lept into the river and Swam across the river 

tho' the freshet is very high, and the other was Seen under a 

Root and we hope the enemy has not found him but he is 

not return'd yet it is now about two hours Since the action. 

There is two of our men wounded but I hope they are not 

mortal, all our people declare that they saw the Indians 

Carry off two dead or wounded of their own party. 

I conclude with begging Leave to Subscribe myself y r 

Honours most Hble Serv* 

James Howard 



Letter, from Samuel Goodwin 

Frankfort on Kennebeck River May y e 18 th 1757 

May it please your Honours 

this day as Insigne Ezeekel Patte was agoeing from Fort 
Western to Fort Halifax in aboat with nine Men & himself 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 67 

he Put two Men ashoar as aGard and about 7 miles up from 
Fort Western those ashore Discovered a party of Indains of 
17 which they Counted & howmany more they Cant say and 
being within 15 or 20 yards of them & y e Boat, those ashore 
Cryd out Indains Indains upon this y e Indains Rise and 
fiered on them in y e Boat our men Returned y e fire several 
times and suppose they Kell d or wounded two or more for 
they see them Carry away two on there backs, one of our 
men ashore Escaped by Sweeming over y* River y e other 
they Left under y e Bank wheather Deed or alive they Could 
not Tell, two in y e Boat was wounded, one of them hath 
abullet Lodged in his Leage & slightly wounded in several 
places in his body & head y e other in his Shoulder & Cheake 
Lieutenant John Howard Came here with them about 5 o 
Clock this afternoon, I haveing y e Remains of a Docters Box 
which I Gott Last year of my own ; I Dressed them in the 
best Manner I Could 

Gentclmen if y e People Could have Provision only to 
Sarve them while in y e woods I Could have a Number of 
men to Goe out on any Sudden Disturbance or ocation What 
Ever and the Expectation of aNumber of Indains if not 
Flinch to fall on thease parts Give Great uneasseness to 
many and the People are Short of Provision in thease parts 
so they Could not Support themselves if obliged to Goe out 
I thought it my Duty to inform your Honours and with the 
Greatest Submission Begg leave to Subscribe myself e your 
Honours Most Dutefull Most Obedaint and very Humble 
Sarvent 

Samuel Goodwin 
To There Honours His Majestys Council of the Province of 

the Massachssutts Bay 
NB I have supply' 1 y e sick and lame marching soldiers two 
years past with meadssons & if aDocters Box was to be 
Lodged here or any allowanc for what medeasons I have 



68 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Expended I might be of service to some who might meet 
with y e Lieke misfortin 

Copy of record. 

At a meeting of the freeholders & other Inhabitants of the 
Town of Northyarmouth Convened Held at the Meeting 
House in the first Parrish in s d Town and Continued by 
adjournment from may y e 18 th to May y e 24, 1756 The 
Petition of the Second Parrish ( praying the consent of the 
first Parrish to be Set off a Separate District &c ) being Read 
and Considered : and where as the Intrest of the s d Second 
parrish may be advanced by their being Set ol_ & Vested 
with y e privalages y* Towns Do Enjoy &c : But the County 
Road Runing through the Town of Northyarmouth to Bruns- 
wick at a Considerable Distance from the Second Parrish 
which has been and Ever will be a very great Charge to the 
Town & too heavy a Burthen for the first Parrish alone and 
also the first is and must be at Vast Expence other than the 
County Road as to Roads to other Towns Setleing on the 
Back of them &c : from which Like Expence the second par- 
rish is Ever Like to be freed being a narrow neck of Land 
and Islands adjoyning Therefore Voted That tho s d Second 
Parrish Have the Consent of the first Parrish to be set off a 
seperate District agreeable only to the Boundaries of s d Sec- 
ond Parrish, provided that they at all times bear their pro- 
portionable part of the Charge of the County Road and 
Bridges thereon. 

A True Copey taken of„ from Northyarmouth Town Rec- 
ords and Examined 

p r Barnabas Seabury Town Clerk 

Copy of record 

At a Legal Meeting of the Inhabitants of the first Parrish 
in North Yarmouth on the thirteenth of December 1756 — 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 69 

Voted that Jonas Mason Esq r Messr 8 Andrew Gray and John 

Lewis be a Committee to draft an Answer to the Petition 

of the Inhabitants of Merriconeag Neck according to the 

General Courts order 
Voted that Jer Powell Esq r be an Agent to Prefer said 

Answer to the Great and General Court 
Voted that the Agent and the Charge of Prefering the Said 

answer be paid by the Parish 

The above is a true Copy Transcrib d from North Yarmouth 
First Parish Book of Records Fol° 20 

Att r Tho 8 Scales Parrish Clerk 

North Yarmouth May 23 d 1757 



Letter, Capt. W m Lithgow to the Council 

Fort Hallifax May y e 23 d 1757 
may it please your Honours 

these may Sarve Just to Informe that we have this Spring 
Boated up Stoors Sufficent for one year, for the Supplye of 
y e garrisson att this place ~ and that som Hunters In there 
Returne from Hunting heard a grate yaling of Indians five 
miles above this Fort, thay Supposed y e Number to be Con- 
sidderable by the Noise the Indians made. - the aboves d 
hunters left five of there Companions In y e Woods which 
they parted with Som Time before which Is Supposed to 
have fallen Into y e Indians Hands as thay have not yet 
Returned — we have Discovred Raftes Driveing by this Fort 
which I Suppose y e Indians made use of to ferrey them over 
v' River, and I amagin thay may have gon dowen amongst 
y e Inhabitince to Doe mischeif all which I have Duely 
warned y e Inhabitence off, the Boate which I Sent this Intel- 
ligeance by was attacted In there Returne up this River 
Ten miles below this fort, by 17 Indians y e boates Crew 



70 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Consisted of an Ensigne & nine men, the Indians bad y e first 
fire within 20 yards of y e Boate only wounded 2 men, one in 
y e Lege. & Side, the other In y e Head, I hope y e men will 
Soon Recover as I amagin there wounds is not mortal being 
only fleash wounds, I think the officer and his Crew 
behaved very gallent'ly as thay immedietly Returned the fire 
on the Enemie which ware all in fare view Kill'd one Indian 
which fell on the bank and lay in view Duering y e action, 
which Continued very furious on the Boat till She Retreeted 
to y e other side of y e River, In which Time Saverel of our 
men Discharged there guns Three Times after our men got 
over y e River which is but a bout a hundred yardes a Cross or 
Rather less thay left y e Boate and Shattered them Selves 
behind y e Trees. & so Continued there fire on y e Indians till 
thay with Drawed at which Time Two of them took up y e 
above Dead Indian that lay on y e bank and Caryed him off. 
as also one more which was Caryed of by one Indian his 
armes around his neck but Could not walk, y e Indians ware 
obliged to Retreet over a hill or Rather a long Ridge of 
Cleer ground. So that our people Could easely Count them 
and give this account which I had from y e Ensigne which I 
give Credit too, as I have always found him to be honoust 
and Just in other accounts. — 

I Remain with all Due obediance your 

Honours most Dutifull Humble Serv* 

W m Lithgow 



Letter, C. C. Leissner to S r W m Pepperrell May 28, 1757 

Honora ble Sir 

Your Hon" humanety, and wonted Goodness toward the 
distressed, has been made Known by Coasters and Masters of 
Vessells to the Settlers of this Place: and as I am their 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 71 

directer, they have desired me, to inform Your Hon r of their 
distresses, and deplorable situation. 

Yesterday in the morning about 9 of y e Clock, one Casse- 
mir Losh, an inhabitant of this Place, being at his Farm at 
Work, close by a Garrison, was Shot by the Indians, where- 
upon Larm was fired ; I went immediately with Fifteen Men 
in the Woods, and took around to the Place where the Dam- 
age was done, we found the body laying a burning, with the 
Hatched Sticking fast in his Skull, he was Shot under the 
right Arm, and Stabbed with a Knife in a most barbarous 
manner, his Wife being at the time the Murder was done, at 
the House and Saved her self by flying to the Garrison. 

This Day again all the Cattle comes a flying out of the 
Woods, and no person Capable, to drive them back again, 
which is a certain Sign of the Enemies being near at hand, 
there are Sixe Coasters a Loading in the Place, and desire 
Guard, I have Sent them One and Two Men each according 
to the danger of the Place, but they Seem displeased, and 
threadne to Complain ; the Generall Court has been pleased 
to allow Eighteen Men for this place which is Settled ab l 9 
Mile, in the lenght. the Number of the inhabitants ab* 140, 
and Some times ab* ten and twelve Coasters aloading, it is 
therefore an impossibility with 18 Men to protect the Coast- 
ers ; inhabitants and to take care of the Garrisons, this being 
the onely Place which provid's the Western Towns with fire 
Wood, and no more being hawled at present, the 18 Men not 
Capable to Guard every were Consequently the Coasters 
must lay up their Vessells, the settlement is ruined, and such 
:t Vast Number of poor people, will come to destruction 

The inhabitants therefore Humbly implore Your Hon r and 
his Majestys Hon Tl,le Councill to Consider their Deplorable 
Situation, and onely to allowe to 18 men more provision, 
which 18 Men will do Duty as well as the 18 allready in the 
Service, and will divide the pay with them, so that onely 18 



72 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Men will be paid, and 86 be Victualt, and the place then 
Sufficient protected that Coasters can be provided, and Safely 
Load. 

I remain in Duty bound Your Hon" 

most Submissfull Servant 

C. C. Leissner 



Answer of the First Parish of North Yarmouth 

To the Hon ble his Majesties Council & House of Repre- 
sentatives, in General Court Assembled. June l 8t A. D. 
1757 — The Answer of the Inhabitants of the first Parish 
in the Town of Northyarmouth to the Petition of the Inhab- 
itants of y e Second Parish ( settled on Merriconeag neck ) in 
said Town, humbly Sheweth. 

That whereas the said Inhabitants in their Petition, com- 
plain of their being burthen'd with paying Taxes to the Town 
of North Yarmouth more than their proportion. We say we 
See no cause at all for Such complaint, for from y e early days 
of their Settlem 1 , they have been excus'd from paying to the 
Minister. And a Vote was past by y e Town, that if they 
provided themselves a School, they Should draw out of the 
Town Treasury yearly their full proportion of Money rais'd 
in y e Town for a School According to the Taxes they paid, 
which they have done accordingly. And they have never 
paid one farthing towards laying out, Clearing or amending 
any of y e Private ways for y e use of s d Town in the first 
Parish : all they have been Taxt for, is their proportion of y e 
Province Tax & pay of a Representative, the County Tax & 
Repairs of y e County Road. And in making their proportion 
this has been y e Constant method. There has been Yearly 
one of themselves chosen a Select-man & Assessor, & from 
him we have had a List of their Polls & Rateable Estates, 
which was put into y e Valuation List with y e other part of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 73 

y e Town, & the whole of y e Rates proportion' d according to 
y e Valuation List. 

In answer to what they Say respecting our refusal to set 
them off free & Clear from all Charge &c we acknowledge y l 
for Some reasons we refus'd, which reasons we humbly ask 
leave to offer to this Hon ble Court, praying you would take 
y e same into your wise consideration & Order thereon as to 
you in Your great Wisdom & Justice shall seem meet. And 
first, as to y e County Road, considering them as a part of y e 
Town of North Yarmouth, and so situated as they are, we 
think it highly reasonable they ought to help maintain y e 
County Road, or to do y e whole of y* part y l lies to y e East- 
ward of Our Settlement, it being next to them. And whereas 
they say, " The County Road of North yarmouth & Town 
Road is one & y e Same &c and that they have no benefit in 
y e least either of County or Town Road, for all their passing 
is by water," we say y* this is y e true State of y e Case between 
their Parish & Ours respecting Roads. The County Road 
leading from Falmouth to Brunswick, runs thro' y e whole 
width of y e Township of Northyarmouth, but _ bigger part 
thereof is laid above & to y e Eastward of y e Settlements of 
Our Inhabitants & runs thro' a wilderness y* is not like to be 
Settled these many Years, And this y e only Road that leads 
to their Parish, & was laid out made & repaired purely to 
accomodate them & y e other Settlements to y e Eastward of 
us, to travil to y e Shire Town in y e County & not for any 
benefit or Accomodation to this part of y e Town, and tho' its 
a nearer Cut for them to go by Water to this Parish or to 
Falmouth & then take y e County Road, yet there are Some 
Seasons wherein it may be altogether necessary for to travil 
to them & they to travil s' 1 Road when there is no passing by 
Water, So that as they lie to y c Eastward of us, & y e half of 
y e Road at least lies to y e Eastward of Our Settlement, it's 
altogether probable y* they will have more benefit of that part 



74 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of y e Road than y e most part of y e Inhabitants of this parish 
ever will. This is also a Very chargeable Road, for besides 
some Caswaying & many Smaller there are two Large Bridges 
to maintain, And as to private ways y e Charges always have 
& will be very heavy on this Parish, which they y e Second 
Parish have been & will be exempt from, for we have here 
Six private ways for y e Towns use, that have for Years past 
& are likely always to be very Expensive, & their Parish 
have never been at any Charge of them, for we have bro't y e 
Charge of Our Roads yearly into a Rate & y e Surveyors have 
always kept a seperate Ace 1 of y e Charge, & only y e Charge 
of y e County Road was bro't into the Town Rate, but we 
have born Our proportion of y e Charge of laying them out a 
Road y e length their neck, so far as lay in North yarmouth 
bounds, which considering y e narrowness of their neck & sit- 
uation of their Lots is all y e Road perhaps they will have 
occasion for, for y e Road thro' their neck will lead them to 
Brunswick line. & then y e Town of Brunswick must make 
them a Road to y e County Road. So y 1 they will be at no 
cost at all towards y e County Road if excus'd doing their part 
with us. Moreover we in this Parish have this fall open'd a 
Road to y e Townships of New Boston & Glocester Seven 
Miles at least into y e wilderness & built a large Bridge thereon 
Over Royalls River, which this Parish must be at y e Charge 
always to maintain. We in this Parish are y e more unable 
to wade thro' Charges in respect of y e War, as we are many 
of us expos'd to Garrison & move off from Our places &c, 
from which charge & hindrance they are, by their Situation 
wholly Exempt. We also tho't that considering their & Our 
present Circumstances they should unite with us in sending 
a Representative. On these Conditions viz That they bear 
their equal proportion of maintaining y e County Road, their 
part to be set off as they & we, or Indifferent persons for us 
shou'd agree & appoint, and y l they unite with us in Sending 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 75 

a Representative, we were & are entirely willing they should 
be Set off from us. all which we chearfully offer to y e Con- 
sideration, Order & Appointment of this Hon ble Court, as in 
their wisdom & Justice Shall seem meet. And we as in duty 
bound shall ever pray. 



Jonas Mason 
Andrew Gray 
Jn° Lewis 



Comtee chosen by 
y e Parish to 
prepare an 
Answer. 



To The Hon ble Gen 1 Court 

Most hon ble your most Humble Petitioners of The Second 
Parish in the Town of Northyarmoulh, most Humbly ask 
Leave to renew our request To This hon d Court, To Have 
The Petition Granted w ch your Humble Petitioners, of The 
sec d Parish In S d Town, Pray'd for ; and we have Received 
Cognizance That The Ven ble Lower House has Granted us 
Faviour ; w ch , we humbly Pray may be Granted, & Confirm'd 
by y e Hon ble The Upp r house We have Intelligence y* y e first 
Parish In afors d Town of N° Yar l \ has Chosen a person ( as 
Agent) To App r att The Gen 1 Court, at Boston In Ord r To 
prevent The prayer of s d Second Parish being Granted, w ch 
wo Humbly pray This Hon d Court would not hearken To ; 
we Y r Humble Petition es, Think it a Great Imposition on us 
by the first parish In s d Town Their Oblidging us to Help 
Maintain Their County and Town Road, Representative, w ch 
W( Have no Benefit In The Least of; From The Center of 
Afors' 1 Neck, it is Between Twenty & Thirty Miles Before 
we can Come Into The Road of N° Yar 1 " The Upp r Part 
Adjoins To The Township of Brunswick, & we Must go 
Through The Town of Brunswick Before we Can Come Into 



76 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

The Road of s d Town of N° Ya th and by Water its Upwards 
of Eight Miles, w ch is a Large Bay To Cross over, and we 
have Likewise got a Road Laid out Upon The Neck, & The 
First Parish In s d Town Utterly Denys us Their aid Respect- 
ing The Cultivation Theirof and we y e Sec d Parish have 
Upw ds of Twenty Y r8 by The Oblidgm 1 of N° Yar th help't 
Maintain y e County & Town Road of N° Yar th Their Repre- 
sentative. Which we The Inhabitants of y e said Parish Have 
not The Least advantage Theirof which is a Great Charge 
Yearly To us w ch we are Very Unable To Bear, Being In 
our Infant Settlement. 

All w ch is Humbly Submited To The Wisdom & Justice 
of This hon d Court and we Y r Humble Petitioners as In duty 

Bound Sh 11 Ever pray. 

David Curtis 

Lem 11 Turner 

Jonat" Flint 

Will" 1 Alexd r 

Alex dr Willson 

Henry McCausland 

Superscribed, 

To The Hon ble Gen 1 Court at Boston 

To be Communicated p r his Hon r Tho* Hobart Speak'r 

Declaration of Joseph Cox £ others June 2, 1757. 

We the Subscribers with four Others on the 20 th of April 
last past took our Departure from Falmouth with Design of 
Captivating and Killing the Indian Enemy, upon the Encour- 
agement of the Government by their Resolve in June 1756, 
and having made various Attempts by Sea and Land, up 
Penobscut River at Isle of Holt, Burncoat Island, Long 
Island, Mount Desert, and the Gull Rock, about a League to 
the Eastward of Mount Desert where we lay about Ten 



y Com" 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 77 

Days, and on Thursday the 26 th of May last, we departed 
from said Rock ( leaving there our Whale Boat and part of 
our Company ) and proceeded in our Schooner to the North- 
ward up the Bay about five or six Leagues, and on Saturday 
Morning the 28 th of said May about Seven of the Clock, as 
we were sailing by a certain Island in said Bay, we espied 
two Indians in a Canoe, padling off said Island we soon 
came near them, and having called to them once and again 
and offerred them Quarter, which they refusing and Striving 
to get from us, we fired upon them, killed one of them in 
the Canoe, the other still Striving to get away we continued 
fireing at him, and He fired at us, and wounded two of us, 
but at last we perceived we had Shot him through the Body, 
however he padled on Shore, took his Gun, and went in to 
the Woods, where having pursued, we found him dead — 
We Scalp'd the s d Indians, anO return'd to Falmouth this 
Day. 
Falmouth June 2 d 1757 

Joseph Cox Joseph Bayley J r 

Benjaman trott William Cotton J r 

William Bayley 
York 88. Falmouth June 4 th 1757 

the above named Joseph Cox, Joseph Bayley Ju r Benj n 
Trott W m Cotten Ju r and W 1 " Bayley appeared Before 
me the Subscriber one of His Majestys Justices Peace 
for s rt County and made Oat to the truth of the fore- 
going Declaration By them Subscribed. 

Moses Pearson 

Letter, Ezek 1 Cashing to the Council 

Falmouth June 3 d 1757 — 
May it Please Your I [onours 

IndosM is the Deposition of Part of a Company of nine 
men, that about the 20 th of April last, went in quest of the 



78 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Indian Enemy, having left their Names with me in writing 
signifying their Design, agreable to the Resolve of the Gen- 
eral Court in June last Year : — 

The Laudable Enterprize of these resolute Indefatigable 
Young men, doubtless will meet with Applause, and I cant 
but rejoice at these beginnings of Success; we have this 
Spring had, against our horrid Indian Enemy; and God 
grant that it may Stimulate more of our young men to do 
the like, till our Enemies shall be forc'd to be at Peace 
with us. 

I doubt not the Bounty will be Immediately paid, and y e 
same renew'd for another Year. 

I am Your Honour's most Obed* hum 1 Serv 1 

Eze Cushing 
To the Hon 1 his Majesty's Councell 



Falmouth Petition June 6, 1757. 

To His Excellency Tho 8 Pownall Esq r Govern 1, the Hon ble 

His Majesties Council of the Province of the Massachu- 

ssets Bay & house of Representatives In Gene 11 Court 

Assembled 

The Petition of the Select Men of the Town of Falmouth 

In the County of York Humbly Sheweth 

That Whereas John Clark of a Place Caled Hobbs & 
Pearson town, Without the bounds of any town but within 
s d County for about three Months Past has been Confined In 
York Jail for Supposed Murther And his Wife And daugh- 
ter for the Same Space of time in the Jail in this town for 
Supposed Accessorys In s rt Crime ; by Means Whereof two 
young Chilldren of s d Cleark have Ever since been supported 
by the said town of Falmouth ; Upon Which your Petitioners 
Requested the Court of General Sessions of the Peace at 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 79 

April Term last to Releive them in that Case Whereupon 
the Court of Sessions Appointed three Gen 1 overseers of the 
same according to law : And the s d Gentlemen having done 
their utmost to bind out s d Children Apprentice, Could Not 
find any Person that Would take them by Reason of their 
beaing so Young, and therefore left them on the hands of 
your Petitioners, And as they do Not belong to this town 
Any More than Any town in s d County your Petitioners 
think it Not equal that s d Town of Falmouth should bear the 
Burthen of their Support alone ; And therefore humbly Pray 
your Honours they may be Releived In that Case And that 
the Charge of Supporting s (l young Children may be Propor- 
tioned on the Province In general or at least on the Whole 
County of York And your Petitioners as In Duty bound 
Will Ever Pray 



Falmouth 6 th June 1757 



Christo Strout 
Isaac Ilsley 
Joseph Tompson 
William Cotton 



Select 
men 



In _ II of Rep" March 17 th 1758 Read again & Voted, 

That this Pet" be Revived : — And, 

Whereas it appears to this Court that the Maintenance of 
the Children mentioned is properly a County Charge, — 

Ordered, That the Justices of the General Sessions of the 
Peace for the County of York, be and hereby are directed & 
enjoined to provide for it accordingly, till the Children can 
be bound out or taken Care of by their parents. 

Sent up for Concurrence T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council March 18. 1758 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver S< !C r 

Consented to T Pownall 



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New Castle — Petition. 

To the Honourable Counsel and the house of Representatives 
In General Court Assembled 

The Petition of us the Inhabitants of New Castle residing 
and Living upon Sheepscut and Damerscotty River 
Humbly Sheweth 

That your Petitioners have Esteemed themselves very happy 
under the care and protection of this government for these 
years by past while much Exposed to the rage and Cruelty 
of the french and Indians being A frontier and have Suffered 
exceedly by the Enemy. Last war we had more people killed 
and Captivated & wounded than all the rest of the Eastern 
parts. We think to the best of our Remembrance we had 
about thirty persons killed Captivated and wounded During 

said war besides five Captivated since 

That your Honours have thought proper not to grant us 
this year the protection which formerly Enjoyed by having a 
Company of Soldiers Stationed in our town which we heartily 
Lament as that we fear will probably prove very fatoll to us 
for the Enemy have already appeared by firing upon a Crew 
of hands going up to fort Hallifax in a Boat; and wounded 
two which men Belonged to Cap* Lythgows Garrison and all 
the men that hath Been out a Hunting Discovered Indians 
in Different Parts they have brought in that news which hath 
so alarmed us that we are afraid and Expect them to fall 
upon some of us Every day. We are all obliged to flee into 
Garrisons for there is not one man appears amongst us for 
our Defence . Notwithstanding the many Dangers and Diffi- 
culties we have not as yet fled from our habitations but have 
maintained our ground paid our province Rates and found 
our quota of men for the present war ; But for want of a 
Company station' d here as aforemention'd all our young men 
and they that have no families are a going to Leave the place 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



81 



while we with our families are thus Expos'd, Likewise We 
Beg Leave to acquaint your Honours that Officers and Sol- 
diers from the westward are very Slow in their Motion 
towards us and when the} 7 are arrived here they have not the 
Same motives to Excite them to a Vigilance and activity and 
to Risque their Lives in the Defence of the Inhabitants as 
those we have their all in these parts ; In Case we should Be 
attack'd By the Enemy at any time we have no where to go 
or send for Relief nearer than ten miles ; So that we may Be 
all Destroyed Before we Could have any left ; Therefore we 
pray that your Honours would take the premisses into your 
wise Considerations And in your Wisdom and Goodness to 
order one of the Marching Companies to have their head 
quarters at New Castle and your Petitioners as in Duty 
Bound shall Ever Pray. 



Bartholemy fouler 
Davied Given 
John givin 
Samuel Nickels 
Robert Coheran 
Willem Coheran 
Robert Givien 
Joseph Danel 
Robert Houdg 
Samul Bougs 
Chaisteford Hopkins 
Robert Flagg 
William Cuningham 
James Cuningham 
D;ivd Hopkins 
William Hopkins 
William McCleleland 
John Cuningham 



Alexr: Nickels 
Joseph Jones 
Thomes T Morly 
Samuel Hall 
Adam C 
Patrick Loggon 
Nathanael Rolings 
Kenelm Winslow 
Samuel Hall 
John M c N 
Samuell Kennedy 
Willam Kenedy 
Joshay Linscot 
Samuel Anderson 
William Kennedy 
Henry Little 
James Little 
James G riff en 



Joseph Anderson 
In Council June T lh 1757 Read & sent down 



82 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Letter, Israel Herrick to the Council. June 15, 1757 

To there Honours His Majesty 8 Council of the Province of 
the Massachssutts Bay — 

Gentelmen/ 
as your Honours was pleased to Honour me with a Commis- 
sion to Command a Compeny of Rangers of 40 men for the 
Defence of the Eastern parts to Continue three months from 
the first of April 1757 & no longer Except further orders I 
therefore begg your Honours to Give me Orders Wheather I 
shall Dimiss said Compeny under my Command at the 
Exparation of said Term or Continew Longer as I shall with 
the Greatis Chearfullness Obay your Honours Orders and 
begg leave to subscrib my Selfe your Honours Most Dutefull 
most Obedeant and Very Humble Sarvent 

Israel Herrick 
Fort Shirley at Frankfort June y e 15 th 1757 



Letter, Enoch Freeman to the Council 

Falmouth June 17 th 1757 
The 6 th Inst* in y e Night there came ten or twelve Indians 
on Muntinicus Island, on Tuesday Morning they, attempted 
to brake open Eben r Hall's House, but Hall perceiv'd them 
and knock off a board from y e Roof, to prevent their firing 
the House w c some of them were Endeavouring to do at y e 
same Time, and Hall fir'd thro' a Loop Hole and said he had 
kill'd One, but they return'd y e Fire, and so continued y e 
Engagment till Thursday following about 12 o' Clock, when 
as Hall was raising his Head over a sort of Breast work he 
had prepar'd for ye Purpose to get a shot at y e Enemy, they 
sent a Ball through his Head and kill'd him dead on y e Spot, 
& then his wife call'd out for Quarter, whereupon Hall's son 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 83 

in Law who gives this Acco jumpt out over y e wall of the 
House and Hid in the woods, and thereby Escapt and y e 
Indians took said Hall's Wife, one Benj a Mortgaridge, and 
five Children and Carry'd them off ; the Next Day y e Young 
Lad that gives me this Accd says he paddled about two 
Leagues off in the Bay in a Float, and was taken up by a 
small Fishing Schooner belonging to Brunswick the next 
Day a Saturday, the said Schooner Went on shoar on s d 
Island & found said Hall scalpt, and bury'd him, this Young 
Lad is about fifteen or sixteen Years Old, & says they kill'd 
several of his Father's Cattle Empty'd y e Fether beds and 
carry'd off y e Ticken and every thing Else they cou'd in said 
Hall's fishing Boat, he further says a Day or two after his 
Father was Bury'd, the Skipper he was on board off went 
into Madumpkook where the Indians had Engag'd one Jacob 
Elwells House in y e Night sot fire to it, but a sudden Rain, 
put it out, and ElweH's wife shot down one Indian with a 
Pistoll thro' a Small Port Hole, and another was wounded & 
then y e Enemy went off and at Broad Bay the Indians kill'd 
a Man & Woman one Smith & his wife who was a Granny 

as he heard 'em say at Madumpkook 

taken from Joseph Green's own Mouth the Young Lad 
abovemention'd 

p Enoch Freeman 

To the IIon' ,le his Majesty's Councill May it Please Your 
Honours 

I thought y e Acco 1 Inclos'd of the Destruction of m r Hall's 
Family at Muntincus &c wou'd not be disagreable to Your 
Honours and therefore have inclos'd it as I just now took it 
from the mouth of y e Young Lad that made his Escape; 

I am Your Honour's Most Obed 1 humble Serv* 

Enoch Freeman 
Falmouth June 17 th 1757 



84 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Letter, S r W m Pepperrell to the Council 

Honourable Sirs 

Since I came from Boston have indeavour'd to put this 
part of the Province in as Defencable a manner ag 8t the 
Enemy as was in my power, and have sent to C o1 ° Cushing 
that if there should appear five or more Ships on this Coast 
at one & the same time that he would immediately send an 
Express. 

Some of the officers of the Scouting Companys have made 
Complaint to me that the men Enlisted did not care to pro- 
ced any further as they Sayd the time they inlisted for was 
out and they had never received the two Dollars promis d 
them by the General Court the Bounty to inlist, but this 
think I have Settel d , we have no news of any damage being 
done by the Indians since their killing M r Hall on Mintonicus 
Island. & Captivated His Family. 

I hope soon to wait on your Hon rs in Boston and shall 
take a pleasure at all times to Execute Your Commands 

I am with Due respects Hon ble Sirs Your Faithfull and 

Most Humble Servant 

W m Pepperrell 

The Honourable His Majestys Council 

Letter, Boyce Cooper <f others to S r W m Pepperrell 
13 July 1757 

To the honourable S r W m Pepperell 
S r 

We your hum 1 Subscribers beg leave to send this our 
request to your hono le soldiers of pemaquid fort. - - being 
Deeply Sensible of your Willingness & Readiness to Grant 
any reasonable favour, Consistent to the Wellfare & advan- 
tage of y e people under your Wise administrations, humbly 
beg the favour that we may be allowed to Gett in our hay 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 85 

from y e Meadows & Else where this Season, and as our 
absence from the fort will be but a few days Reterming 
home Every Night Do humbly presume you will readly 
Grant us the Liberty, & as it will not only be the Means of 
preserving the Lives of our Creatures ( through the Ensuing 
Winter ) but add also to the main benefit of our familys sub- 
sistance, We requested of our Cap* the favour but was 
refused, & he knowing the great Injuries done him of Late 
by Malicious Enemies Complaining against him &c ) dont in 
the Least blame him, 

But by his advice to us have taken this Method of apply- 
ing to your honour for the Liberty aforesaid and in Granting 
of which request we shall ever in Duty bound remain your 
faithfull Soldiers & very humble Servants 

Boyce Cooper 
John M c farland 
Rob 1 m c Slattery 
Pemaquid 13 th July 1757 

Consented to g John North 

" Inhabitants of Pearson Town's Petition." July 20, 1757. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Gov r in chief of 
his Maj 8 Prov: of y e Mass Bay in New Eng d the Hon ble 
his Majesties Council & House of Representatives in gen- 
eral Court Assembled Aug 1 1757 
The Petition of the Inhabitants of a New Township in the 
County of York lately granted to Cap 18 Humphry Hobbs and 
Muses Pearson and others Humbly Sheweth 

That they live more exposed to the Indian Enemy than 
any other Part of the Eastern Country, and that there is no 
Settlement so far removed into the Wilderness by Eight Miles 
as they are by Reason whereof they could by no means sub- 



86 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

sist in Time of War, unless they were belp'd by the Govern- 
ment the last Year as well as this, which Favour they are in 
Duty bound to acknowlege & Return the Hon ble general 
Court hearty Thanks for the Same ; but as their Number is 
now increas'd to Sixteen Families and the Hon ble Court have 
as yet been pleas d to put but Ten of the s d Inhabitants into 
Pay, and being quite a new Country & they not being able 
to cultivate and improve their Lands in Time of War have 
had nothing, or very little else to subsist on this Spring and 
Summer than what those ten Inhabitants in Pay of the Prov- 
ince have rec d from the Province, divided among the Sixteen 
Families, by means whereof most of their Families have been 
in a Suffering and at Times in a Starving Condition and must 
inevitably quit the Settlement to avoid Perishing with 
Hunger — 

Wherefore your Petitioners humbly beseech your Hon r8 to 
take Pity on them in their distressed Condition, especially as 
they are so remote from the utmost Frontier of any other 
Settlement in the County, and give Orders that Sixteen of 
said Inhabitants be put into Pay and Subsistance and your 
Petitioners as in Duty bound will ever pray 

Pearson Town July 20 th 1757 

Thomas Stevens 
John Walker Samuel Knowles 



Directions to S r W m Pepperrell 8 Aug. 1757. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To Sir William Pepperrell Baronet Major General of his 
Majesty's Forces, and Lieutenant General of the Province 
aforesaid, 

You are forthwith to Repair to Springfield or any other 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 87 

part of the Frontiers of the Province where the Service shall 
require, and there to collect the Forces now to be raised for 
the necessary defence of the Country. Those Forces or such 
a number of them as you shall judge necessary you are as 
soon as may be to send forward to Reinforce the army now 
under the Command of Major General Webb, or any other 
Body of his majestys Troops that shall be opposed to the 
Enemy, But if such reinforcement shall by any unfortunate 
Event be rendered impracticable, or there be no where now 
remaining or Collected any such Body to oppose the Enemy 
( which said Event may God forbid ) You are then to dispose 
of the Forces under your command in such manner upon the 
Frontiers of the Province as you shall judge best for the 
security thereof, and most conducive to his Service. 

You are likewise hereby authorized & directed by yourself 
or by any person or Persons under you and specially impow- 
ered for that purpose to furnish Provisions or to contract 
with any Person or Persons for the victualling the Forces on 
the most advantageous Terms for the Province, and as you 
shall from time to time find it necessary, and also to appoint 
a Commissary or commissaries for the service of such Forces. 

For the Encouragement of the Militia You may assure 
them that they shall be at liberty to Return home immedi- 
ately after the withdraw of the Enemy and that they shall 
be kept a distinct Corps as Militia, not Troops, agreeable to 
the 11 Section of the Mutiny Act, and under their own Offi- 
eers acting in Aid and assistance to his Majestys Regular 
Forces. 

You have my Liberty to open any Pacquetts by any 
Express directed to the Governour or Commander in Chief 
from any Otlicer or Officers of the Army, or which you may 
have reason to think contain intelligence of the circumstan- 
ces of the Army, or those of the Enemy, causing such Pac- 
quetts to be resealed with your own Seal and sent forward 



88 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

without delay. You are to keep me constantly advised of 
your proceedings. 

T Pownall 
Boston 8 th August 1757. 



Extract of a Letter from Col° Partridge to Gov r Pownall 
dated Hatfield 10 th Aug 8t 1757. 

I am inform'd that a Scout of Col Whitings men from N° 
4 discover'd a few days since a Body of the Enemy coming 
down on the Frontiers of Connecticutt River suppos'd ab* 
150. I have ordered two Companies to proceed as far as 
Deerfield Expect every hour to hear some part of this 
Frontier is attack'd 

I have Wrote to Gov r Wentworth ( who wrote me word 
that he had 200 Men ready on horseback ) to send up Rein- 
forcements to N° 4. 

I have acquainted S r W m Peperel of this 

T Pownall 



Letter, Crov. Pownall to S r W m Pepperrell 

Boston Aug 8t 10, 1757. 
Sir 

I can only Repeat and do most earnestly that you will 
send off all the Men that you can possibly get to go, and that 
on Horse back to the aid and assistance of his majestys 
forces, and that you will use your utmost endeavours to 
expedite them that may not be too late and that you will for 
their more safe and regular march put them under the care 
and lead of Sir John S* Clair who will by your direction 
exercise no other Power over them but what is consistent 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 89 

with a Body of Militia voluntarily Marching out of the limits 
of the Province and yet will on the other hand prudently 
exercise every command that is necessary for their safety 
and for the Service they are going upon, however if there be 
any difficulty among the People on this head you must send 
them in the manner as you can get them to go, and that 
without delay. You will be so good as to Communicate this 
to Sir John S l Clair who as a good Servant to his majesty 
and the Public will be more Sollicitous for the good of the 
Service than to Start difficulties about Military Rank and 
Command which must Hurt it, and I trust no difficulties will 
arise on his part as we intirely agreed in our sentiments 
upon this head when he went off with You. 

T Pownall 



Letter, Gov. Pownall to S r W m Pepperrell 

Boston 13 th Aug 1 1757 
Sir 

Since I wrote you in the morning the Council have advised 
me to Order up to the Western Frontiers one fourth part of 
each Regiment in the Province excepting those in the Coun- 
ties of York Nantucket & dukes County : And I have issued 
my Orders accordingly. — 

The Council have likewise advised to the forming a Train 
of Artillery of eight pieces of Cannon under proper Officers, 
which I shall put in Execution and send thither also as fast 
as possible : and I desire that you would advise Cap 1 Chris- 
tie what I am doing, and that you would give the Necessary 
Orders for provisions for the people 

Your Most Obed 1 Ser 1 

T Pownall 



90 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Letter, Gov. Pownall to S r W m Pepperrell 

Boston August 13, 1757 
% after 12 Noon 
Sir 

I have just now reciev'd your Letter and the Packet you 
forwarded, I have sent the inclos'd Orders to all the Reg t8 
that have Troops. I am endeavouring to form a Field Train. 
I send this by L l Col Murray whom I must Recommend to 
Your Honour for his Services. He comes to assist you in 
the matter of Provisions. I must desire you will form a 
magazine at Springfield. If the Enemy should approach the 
Frontiers you will order all Waggons West of Connecticutt 
River to have their Wheels knock'd off, and to Drive the 
said Country of all Horses ; to order in all Provisions that 
can be brought off & what cannot to destroy, and you will 
recieve this as my order not to execute but in such case of 
necassity, and then not to fail to do it. 

TP 



Boston Aug 1 y e 14 th 12 o Clock M. 
Sir 

You will before this Express arrives receive an Account 
that I have orderd up all the Troop of Horse and a fourth 
Part of the Militia to put themselves under your Command, 
this will not only enable you to secure the Frontiers but send 
off such further Reinforcements as shall be necessary, Gov- 
ernour Wentworth having wrote me that he had 200 Men 
ready to send off I have desird him to send a Reinforcement 
to N° 4, I am forming a Train of eight Peices of Cannon 
which I shall forward as soon as Compleated. 

Sir William I must in a most earnest Manner recommend 
to your Care the Articles of Provisions and especially Bread 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 91 

for the Number of Men you will have with you, & must beg 
you will write to M r De Lancey the measures you have taken 
and are taking for I am amazed to find that none of our 
Troops had reached Albany on the 11 th Instant 

Your Honors most Obedient Friend & Servant 

T. Pownall. 
To S r W m Pepperrell L* General of the Province 
P. S. I shall send up Gen 1 Winslow to your Assistance <& I 
have Appointed Col. Hatch Brigadier of the Hoivse. 



Springfield August 15 th 1757 
Sir 

Since I wrote your Excellency Eairly this morning by the 
Albany Express, I am f avour d with yo rs of the 1 3 th ins 1 — I 
observe you mention the Advice the Council gave you of 
ordering the fourth part of most of the Regiments in the 
Province up to the western Frontiers. 

Since Col Israel Williams & Col Ruggles are returning if 
they and Col Whilders Regiment should hold them selves 
in readiness on any Emergence I should think with great 
Submistion that it would answer, for I cannot think that any 
body of the Enemy will attack any of our Frontiers at pres- 
ent and as the Indians return to their horns — I apprehend 
will be the danger in Small partys, as I before hinted to 
Yo r Excellency That if Gov 1 Wentworth would well Garri- 
son N° 4 w ch is in His Government it would be a considerable 
Barrier to His & our Frontiers, and they might be imply d in 
Scouting from one place to the other on the back of the Set- 
telments to make discovery if any Enemy was Approaching, 
to give the Alarm. 

f have hitherto advised Cap 1 Christie of Yo r Zeal in for- 
warding the Militia for their releaf and Shall Still continue 
to do the Same. 



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as it is an exceeding buisey time with the Farmers it will 
be a great damage to take more People then are of necessity 
I am Sir Your Excellencys Most obedient and 

Most Humble Servant 

W m Pepperrell 
His Excellency Gov r Pownall " Rec d Aug. 17 8 o'clock 
A. M. 1757 



Letter, Col* Williams $ Ruygles to S' r W m Pepperrell 
Aug. 15, 1757. 

" Letter Colonel Williams & Colonel Ruggles to S r W m 
Pepperrell B l 

Giving an Account of their Proceeding to the Aid and 
Assistance of Gen 1 Webb according to his Excellency Gov. 
Pownall's Order & the Reasons of their Return after the 
Surrender of Fort W m Henry. 

— Copy — 

transmitted to his Excellency by S r W m Pepperrell Aug 1 16 - 

Rec d Aug 1 17 th at Night 

Sheffield Aug* 15 th 1757. 
Sir William, 

We wrote Gov r De Lancy from Kederhook, That we were 
there with Part of our Regiments pursuant to his Excel- 
lency's Orders, That we were ready to proceed to Fort 
Edward to the Aid of the Forces under Generall Webb, and 
desired him to let us know the true State of Affairs that we 
might be able to form a Judgment how to conduct our 
selves. 

To which that Gentleman gave us the following Answer. 

Viz 1 

Albany 13 th August 1757 
Gentlemen, 

I receiv'd your Letter of Yesterday at two of the Clock 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 93 

this Morning acquainting me that pursuant to Order rec d 
from Governour Pownall you had march'd to Kenderhook part 
of your Regiments and desired my Opinion whether you 
should proceed to Fort Edward. 

By a Letter from Gen 1 Webb of the 11 th Ins 1 I learn that 
he has receiv'd Intelligence which he is certain is true that 
the Indians and Canadians were to go off from Fort William 
Henry that Day. Therefore I am of Opinion that the Militia 
should march up to General Webb's Assistance that he may 
be in a Condition to take Advantage of the Absence of the 
Indians & Canadians and endeavour to drive the French 
back out of Fort William Henry. 

This is my Opinion and in this Account my Desire is that 
you continue your March, which I hope you have already 
begun this morning — As to Provisions they are to be had 
out of the King's Stores at this Place, Half Moon, Still- 
waters, Saratoga and Fort Edward, so that there can be no 
Difficulty on that Head. 

I am Gentlemen Y r Most Humble Serv 1 

James Delancy 
Col. Williams 
Col° Ruggles 



To which after mature Deliberation & Consultation with 
the Field Officers with us we wrote M r Delancy as follows, 
and then Order'd our Troops to return. 

Kenderhook Aug 1 13 th , 1757. 
Sir, 

We received your Favour of this Day in answer to ours of 
Yesterday — We don'1 dispute your Honour's Opinion of 

what may hi; the best .Measures for Gen 1 Webb to take at 



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this Critical Juncture being now join'd by such a large Body 
of Troops — 

But inasmuch as our March was order'd to continue only 
for the Aid and Assistance of the Forces under the Com- 
mand of that Gentleman attack'd by the Enemy, & not to 
assist in Expeditions that may probably be projected in some 
future Time, We can't be of the Opinion that its consistent 
with the Orders we are under to proceed to Fort Edward 
the Canadians and Indians being withdrawn and the Troops 
at that Place not attack'd nor in immediate Danger of 
being so. 

We are well inform'd of a large Party of the Enemy turn'd 
of Eastward from Fort Edward with a Design as it is con- 
jectur'd to attack our own Frontiers. Apprehend it our 
Duty to make all possible Expedition to their Relief, least a 
Delay should prove their Destruction. 

We are Your most Obedient Humble Servants 

I 1 Williams 
J° Ruggles 

We have Nothing material besides what your Honour will 
be appriz'd of by the Expresses before this reaches You. 

There was doubtless a most horrible Massacre of our Peo- 
ple, but we hope not so many murder'd as was at first repre- 
sented. Numbers being come in suppos'd to be slain. 

One L l Farnsworth who was taken Captive at N° 4 in 
April last is now with us on his Return. He says he left 
Montreal twenty one Days since, that the French Army he 
was told by Maj r Larose consisted of above Eleven Thousand 
made up of Old & Young, that they sent over the Country 
for Provisions for their Army, and that Those that did not 
hide their Wheat had no Bread for their Families, that the 
French said there was a large Supply of Provisions at Fort 
William Henry and by that they expected Relief. If their 
Army did not succeed they must give up for this Year. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 95 

That there was fifteen Hundred Utawas in the French Army 
which they told him they intended to keep out upon our 
Frontiers. That the French expected Loisbourgh would be 
invested by the English that they supposed the Siege was 
begun, and doubted not but the English would get possession 
of it, That he had diverse Times heard of two large Fleets 
one of Twenty Vessels, the other of twenty four that were 
arriv'd at Quebec with Provisions which he believed was 
false. And that after their Army had left Montreal a 
Scooner came there and took Provisions out of the King's 
Stores to carry to Quebec, and he could not learn that more 
than two Ships of War were come to Quebec this Year. 
That they said the English would not come to Canada this 
Year; That they were like to have exceeding good Crops 
this Year. — The foregoing is the most material of his 
Narrative. 

When our Troops were returning and had march'd thirty 
Miles and more we receiv'd your Honour's Advice to con- 
tinue our March to Fort Edward, but as you was unac- 
quainted with what we had receiv'd from M r Delancy ( which 
if you had known) we presumed you would not have 
directed us as you did, and therefore we did not Counter- 
mand our Troops.. 

One Thing we omitted, Viz 1 That Evening we arriv'd at 
Kenderhook we met one Company of his own Militia which 
they told us Gov r Delancy had order' d back for a Protection 
of that Place upon the Intelligence he had of the Indians 
being come out. We are Your Honour's Most obedient 
Humble Servants 

Is 1 Williams 
Tim° Ruggles 



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Letter, SP W m Pepperrell to Gov. Pownall 

Springfield August 15 th 1757. 
Sir, 

Your Excellency's Favour of the 13 th inst 1 I received. 

Last Saturday Morning the Remainder of Col Chandler's 
Regiment went over this River to hasten to Fort Edward, 
and my Design was to follow them to hasten them forward, 
but finding that the Enemy did not intend to come down 
lower than Fort W m Henry I could not see any Good End it 
would answer. 

Many of the Militia that brought Loaf Bread with them, 
before they got here was damnify 'd by the very heavy Rains 
that was oblig'd to take the Flower lodg'd in this Town by 
M r Kilby and to set the Women baking Bread for our Men. 

Your Letter of the 10 th Ins* to me which you directed to 
be communicated to S r John S l Clair I immediately wrote 
him and inclosed a Copy of your Letter. You have here 
inclos'd a Copy of the Letters wrote Captain Christie : As 
the French and Indians are returning cannot think there 
can be any further Danger from that Quarter all the Danger 
at present which I apprehend that as the greatest Part of the 
Eastern Tribes of Indians was there, upon their Return to 
their Homes may fall on our Frontiers. 

I cannot see that I can be of any further service in these 
Parts, have thoughts of returning. 

I am Sir Your Excellencys most Obed* 

and most Humble Servant 

W m Pepperrell. 

Sir 

As I was Sealing this Letter some of Col Ruggles's Men 
return'd and inform'd me his and Col Williams's Regiments 
had Directions to return back. As I would not delay this 
Express I beg you will excuse what is Amiss. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 97 

Letter, S r W m Pepperrell to Cap 1 Christie 

Springfield Aug* 15 th 1757. 
Sir, 

Having Governour Pownall's Directions to unseal and 
examine the Contents of the several Letters sent him by- 
Express on His Majesty's service. I find by Governour De 
Lancy's & Y r s of the 12 th and by the Copy of Gen 1 Webb's 
of the 11 th to Him that he has pretty certain Intelligence 
that the Enemy purpose to return without making an 
Attempt on Fort Edward. 

If this should by any further Advices be more Confirmed, 
I suppose General Webb will soon think of dismissing such 
of the Militia of this Province as may be with him at Fort 
Edward. 

I hope, Sir, sufficient care will be taken that those Men 
who were earliest in their March ( to relieve the Garrison in 
its Distress ) & so will be last in their Return will be prop- 
erly supply'd with Provisions necessary for them therein, 
and of this I can't in the least doubt as the People pushed 
away in great Haste & therefore illy provided and many of 
them without Money or opportunity to purchase Necessaries 
on their March — And as this at least will be necessary to 
preserve in them the same good Disposition readily to give 
their Assistance on any like unhappy Occasion hereafter. 

And as it is the Midst of Harvest, and the People left 
their Business in great Confusion and Disadvantage at Home 
I trust Gen 1 Webb will dismiss them as soon as possibly he 
can with Safety. — While I am writing I am told by some 
Soldiers returning that Col Ruggles and Col° Williams have 
ordered the Return of their Regiments apprehending the 
Danger to be over on Hudsons River, and suspecting that 
like Scenes of Cruelty and Barbarity may soon be in Connecti- 
cut ( which God prevent) 1 suppose they had the Advice 
of some Gentlemen with You on this Head. 



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And as I now Conceive I can be of no possible Service on 
the Western Frontier, and suspecting that the People in the 
Eastern Part of the Province ( who if any deserve my partic- 
ular Concern ) May be soon attack'd, I think of returning 
thither from hence instead of proceeding Westward as I 
design'd 

I am Sir Your most Obed* Humble Servant 

W m Pepperrell 
Cap 1 Christie 



Letter, >S' r W m Pepperrell to Col. Jn° Worthington 

Boston August 25 th 1757 
Col° John Worthington 

Sir 

Yours of the 22 d ins 1 Col Murray communicated to the 

Gov r & Council who have directed me to write to you to 

dispose of the twenty Eight Cattel left under your care as 

you Shall think best for the intrest of the Province if M r 

Lyman will purchase them for M r Kilby he may draw on his 

Agent Col Jarvis for the money, the affair is left with you 

inclosed you have Acco* of the cost I am with much 

Esteem S ir Your Most Obedient Humble Servant 

W m Pepperrell 

Petition of Richard Cutt $ Timothy Gerrish Adm ors 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Capt" General & 
Com r in Cheif in & over His Majestys Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay The Hon ble His Majestys Council & 
House of Representatives In General Court Assembled 
this 16 th Aug 8t 1757 
The Petition of Rich d Cutt and Timothy Gerrish Adm" 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 99 

on the estate of Samuel Mitchel late of Kittery in the County 
of York mariner dec d Humbly Sheweth 

That the Creditors claims on s d estate amount to forty 
three pounds eleven shillings & four pence more than the 
personal Estate of s d dec d and the Land Sold by order of the 
Superiour Court at York 1756 which will appear by the Reg- 
ister of Probates certificate herewith exhibited. 

That s d Claims were not compleated until since the sitting 
of the Sup r Court in the County of York in June last ; So 
that application could not be made in that Court for a fur- 
ther sale of lands. That it will be ten Months before the 
Sup r Court will be held in the County of York again — 

Your Pet" therefore pray your Excell y & Honours to 
Impower them to make Sale of So much of the dec ds Real 
Estate as will pay the sum afores' 1 & the Charges that may 
Accrue on the Sale thereof; and Your Pet" as in duty bound 
shall ever pray ~ 

Rich d Cutt for himself and in behalf of s d Gerrish 



Letter, Gov. Pownall to S r W m Pepperrell 

Boston Aug 1 17 th — 57. 

8 o Clock A M 
Dear Sir William, 

I this Moment receiv'd Yours dated Springfield August 
1 5t»« — I do suppose that before this You will have receiv'd 
my Letter acquainting You that I had wrote to Governour 
Wentworth to send up Reinforcements to N° 4. I did it 
from my general Idea prior to any particular Information, 
knowing the Danger of that Part of the Country, I did it 
also as his Excellency had wrote me Word that he had 
200 Men ready to send off on Horseback, but did not know 
how he should provide for the Expence, I thought the two 



100 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Hundred so inconsiderable a Reinforcement that I thought 
such would be better employ'd at N° 4. — 

I received Yesterday the Packet your Honour forwarded, 
I will ask the Opinion of the Council & give immediate 
Orders thereupon & in the mean while I shall send up Major 
General Winslow to Worcester with Orders to forward or 
send back the Troops now under Marching Orders as the 
Case shall require & You will give him Your Orders accord- 
ingly — I order'd those Troops up upon the Idea that the 
Frontier Country was left naked So many being gone for- 
ward out of the Province, as also that you might have with 
you a sufficient Number out of which to send off more, 
should more have been necessary — I agree with you that as 
the Regiments are returning back to the Frontiers, the same 
Necessity for the Inland Regiments Marching up to the 
Frontiers does not subsist. But the Necessity of being pro- 
vided against the Enemy till we have a certain & absolute 
Assurance that they are no longer in the Country does still 
subsist, and as they are now march'd and upon the March a 
Day or two will make no great Difference with them but 
may be of the utmost Consequence to the Country should we 
hastily and too securely take any wrong Measures. 

I beg Sir William, That you will In Form Give my Thanks 
to the Gallant Officers & Men who have on this Occasion so 
chearfully turn'd out to serve their Country — I shall alway 
retain a very high Esteem and Honour for Them and do 
every Thing that falls within my Power to make them 
Amends for the Fatigue & Expence they must have under- 
gone. 

Sir William as soon as I can be able to form any determin- 
ate Judgment I will write further to You, In the mean Time 
You will go on to act upon your own better Judgment & 
Intelligence. 

None of the Eastern Regiments march'd I have exempted 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 101 

them from the General Order on Account of the exposed 
Condition of that Country. 

I have y e honor to be Sir Your freind & servant 

T Pownall 

P : S : Tho ! the French did not advance upon F l Edward 
when They found Reinforcements coming up to Gen 1 
Webb & that He was likely to be Strengthen'd : Yet 
If the Reinforcements return home & leave him 
weakend & Defenceless As He complains, Will They 
not then come upon him. 



Petition of Cap 1 Moses Pearson 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excell y Tho B Pownall Esq r Gov r in Chief of his 

Maj 8 Prov : of Massa : Bay To the Honourable His Maj- 

estys Council And House of Representitives in General 

Court assembled Aug 1 1757 — 

The Petition of Moses Pearson of Falmouth in the County 

of York Humbly sheweth : that Your petitioner with a nom- 

ber of Others to Whome was Granted By the General Court 

a tract of Land at Sabago pond in s d County, on Which the 

Grantees have At a Considerable Expence Cleared Roads 

made Bridges and Erected a Good Garison. and setled a 

nomber of Inhabitants suplyed s d Garison with one small 

Carage Gun and two wall peaces, and a small quantety of 

ammunition for larram in Case of an attack. — 

Your Honours have Been pleased to put into Y r pay and 
subsistence ten of s' 1 Inhabitants to inable them to Keep that 
part of the Fronteer which favour shall allways Be acknowl- 
edged by y r Petitioners — 

But BO it is there haith not as Yet Been any alowance Of 
Guns or ammunition made for s d Garison the want of Which 



102 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

in case of an attack by any Considerable nomber of the 
Enemy. May Be the loss of the place and people. Therefore 
Your petitioner Humbly Prays Yr Honours Wold Be pleased 
to suply s d Garison : With some swivel Guns and a quantety 
of ammunition as in Yr Known Wisdom and Goodness shall 
see- meet, and yr petitioner as in Duty Bound Shall Ever 
pray In the name and Behalf Of s d Grantees — 

Moses Pearson 



Broad Bay Petition " August 1757." 

May it Please Your Houners 

To receive in thes few lines, an Account of the Griefances, 
of the most part of the Settlers at Broad Bay. 

The Continuation of the Warre, and the cruelty of the 
Indian Enemy Used here, has been a terror to us and been a 
Great hinderance to our Labour ; Tho we bare all that with 
patiece, as long as we were Capable to mentain in some measure, 
our large Famelys, but now with Tears in our Eyes, must 
Acqaint Your Hon rs that our harvest is so miserable, as ever 
been Known by Man Kind, so that the most of Us will not 
be able to reap the Seed, which we Sowed with hard Labour, 
and in danger of our lives, owing to the deep Snow, which 
lasted till the middle of May, and then the Great drought 
which followed : We See no way to Keep us, and Large 
Famelys from Starving ( as the respective Towns in the 
Western parts, refuse to receive any of Us,) We therefore 
hope Your Hon" will be pleased to take our deplorable case 
in to Consideration, what Damage it would accrue to the 
Eastern parts, in case such a Number of Famelys should be 
forced to breake up, as we are at the borders of the Enemy, 
certainly the rest of the Settlements, betwixt this, and North 
Yarmouth would be Obliged to follow Us, as they then would 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 103 

be exposed and incapable to Stand their Ground, and such 
Number of Famely's, would certainly become a Great Charge 
and Trouble to this Provinz : We therefore Humbly implore 
Your Hon™ mercy ; to allowe onely an Allowance of Provis- 
ion, for three months, to eaoh of Us, which with the roots we 
perhaps may raise, would in some measure make us able, to 
cutt Wood, and other Lumber, against, and during the Win- 
ter, to provid_ for us and poor Famelys, till a further Har- 
vest ; Which would prove a Great benefit to the Country in 
Generall by Keepeing the fronteers Strongly Settled, and 
Save a vast Charge, and Trouble, which would come upon 
the Provinz ; by the Multitude of so many poor Souls, also 
a benefit to the Westerd, by Supplying that part with fire 
Wood, and other Lumber. 

— We Humbly repose our Self's, unto Your Hon 18 Mercy, 
and shall in Duty bound for ever Pray 

M — , Johannes, H — , g — , J — , Mat — , S — , Jacob, Jacob 
J — , J — , Jacob, Jo — , Jo — , M — , S — , P — , L — , E — 
Johannes, Johan — , J — , Johannes, Anthon — , A — , J — 
Johann — , M — , J — , Jorg — , Johann — , P — , Johann- 
Frank, Balthesar, L — , O — , Paulus, David, M — , Conrad 
Jo — , Johannnes, F — , C — , Johan — , J — , K — , S — , Jakob, 
Jakob, T — , J — , Jacob, Paul, S — , Johan — , P — , G — , D — . 

That the Circumstances mentioned in this Petion being the 
truth we do hereby Certifie 

C. C. Leissner, Com dr 
Math 8 R town Cap 1 

Joseph Kent 



Lebanon, Petition. 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Captain General & 
Governour in Chief in & over J li« Mil jesty's Province of 



104 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Massachusetts Bay in New England, The Hon Me His 

Maj t8 Council & House of Represent™ 8 in General Court 

assembled at Boston August 18 1757 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the now Township at 

the Head of Berwick in y e County of York called Lebanon, 

most humbly Sheweth 

That the Said Township was granted by the Great & Gen- 
eral Court of this Province more than twenty Years Since to 
Sixty persons und r the Conditions of clearing a certain 
Quantity of Land and building Houses thereon, and inhabit- 
ing y e Same and Settling an Orthodox Minister &c, within 
Seven Years from the Date of said Grant as may more at 
large appear on the Records of this Hon ble Court. 

But so it was that most of the original Grantees Sold their 
Rights to other persons, some of whom have sold their home 
Lots containing about 25 Acres each, to y e present Inhabi- 
tants ( reserving their Interests in the future Divisions to 
themselves ) the S d Inhabit 18 consisting of about twenty Fam- 
ilies ; And y e present Proprietors being generally men of 
large Estates many of whom live in New hamps r do not need 
Settlem ts for themselves, nor will they Sell at so low or cheap 
a Rate as that a poor Man can purchase. And thus by the 
Merchandize or buying and selling the Rights in this, as well 
as other Townships y e Number of Inhabit 18 contmue Small & 
are like so to do unless remedied by this hon ble Court. 

The said Inhabitants would further Shew or inform this 
hon ble Court that they have no Settled Minister nor are they 
able to Support the Gospel among them and that the Pro- 
priet™ deny to do any thing tow <ls the Settlem* of a Minister. 
And they live about Six Miles from Rochester y e nearest 
place of publick Worship, & a River to pass over, So that 
they can't but Seldom attend ^ publick Worship. — That 
they have not a School for the Children althd a Lott for the 
first Settled Minister & a School was allowed by said Grant. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 105 

That they have not a Grist Mill in S (i Township. And 
the Said Prop rs deny to grant them the Priviledge of the 
Stream or River altho it was laid out and reserved for that 
purpose, and are obliged to carry their Corn as far as Ber- 
wick which is at least Ten Miles & in which they spend so 
much time as to be a great Hindrance to their Husbandry. 

Your Petition" would farther represent that they have not 
been allowed Soldiers to guard them in this War, and con- 
ceive that they are not any better protected by y e ranging 
Company allowed by the Governm* being in great Danger of 
their own & Families Lives while upon their Necessary Busi- 
ness abroad. 

Wherefore your Petitioners humbly pray that this Hon 1116 
Court would be pleased to take the Premisses under your 
wise Consideration and either Declare the Rights of such of 
y e Propriet" or Grantees ( who have not fulfilled the Condi- 
tions of the Said Grant ) forfeited, and grant the Lands not 
Settled to Such as will Settle the Same within a Suitable 
Term Or grant the Inhabitants of Said Township ( or Some 
other meet persons ) power & Authority to lay a Tax of one 
penny g r Acre g r Annum on all the unimproved Lands 
within the said Township belonging to the non-resident pro- 
prietors. And the Money so raised to be applied to Settle & 
Support the Gospel among the Inhabit 18 of said Township, 
and also a School for their Children. And that this hon ble 
Court woud also grant them a Suitable place within said 
Township to buld a Grist Mill, and order that a Number of 
Soldiers may be Sent to Guard the said Inhabitants, and that 
yo r Excellency & Hon" would so far compassion 1 their diffi- 
cult Condition & Circumstances as to grant such further or 
other Relief in the Premisses As to your great Wisdom & 
Goodness si mil seem meet. 

And your Petit" Shall ever pray &c 
Benjaman Tibbets Henry Bickford Ephraim Blasdell 



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Dodge 
Edward Burrows 
Beiaman ash 
John Clou tm an 
Paul Farnam 
Ruben Hussey 
William Tebbets 



Joseph Farnam 
Solomon Tebbets 
Jacob Hassam 
John Whitehouse 
Phillip Door 



John grindle 
John door 
Samuel fall 
Samuel Denney 
Richard Door 



Benjamin furbish Joseph Rankens 
Ebenezer Tebbets 



In the house of Rep 8 Dec r 16, 1757 Read and Ordered 
That the Consideration of this Petition Be referred till the 
Next Setting of this Court ; and that the petitioners serve 
the Clerk of the Propriety of said Township with a Copy 
thereof and that said Clerk be & is hereby Directed to return 
a List at s d Session of all the Lotts that are not Settled within 
said Township pursuant to the order of the General Court 
when the Original Grant was made as also an attested Copy 
of all the Votes and Grants of money made by the Grantees : 
( or proprietors ) Towards forwarding y e s d Settlement 
Sent up for Concurrence T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council Decern 1 16. 1757 

Read and Concur'd Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 



Answer 

In Council Aug 1 19, 1757. 
Read & Ordered that the Prayer of the Petition be granted, 
and the Petitioners are allowed to sell so much of the Real 
Estate of the said Deceas'd as shall be sufficient for the Pur- 
pose within mentioned, to such Person or Persons as shall 
give most for the same And that they account for the Produce 
thereof with the Judge of Probate for the County of York ; 
Provided, before such Lands be sold they post up Notifications 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 107 

thereof agreeable to the Law for irnpowering Exec" & Admin" 
to make Sale of Real Estate. 

Sent down for Concurrence Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 

In the House of Rep 8 Aug 1 19. 1757. 

Read and Concurred. T. Hubbard Spk r 

Consented to T Pownall 

Letter, Col. John WortMngton to Col. Murray 

Springf d Aug 1 22 d 1757 - 
Sir 

Last Evening M r Comissary Lyman was here to see if y e 
Cattle you had purchass d for y e Governm 18 might be pur- 
chass d for M r Kilby. S r W m refer y e Matter wholly to me I 
fully Concluded y e Governm ts had no present Occasion for 
'em That they would be a growing Charge, Pasturage Scare 
&c & that it w d be best he sh d have 'em but Nothing Could 
be done as no Orders were for disposing of 'em nor any 
Price Known. M r Lyman will want 'em if he can have 
about 8 or Ten days Hence perhaps sooner he desir d me to 
write to Know if they might be had and at what Price That 
he might Know if it would answer for Him to have them. 

If you have discharg d your Self of 'em wholly & they now 
lie on the Province I think you would Continue to serve y e 
Publick if you would Advise 'em Hereof and send word if 
they may be Sold & the Terms. 

I proposed to Him to have 'em At y e Price you gave & 
pay the Bill of Charge but tho he did not refuse that he 
would not Conclude to do it without knowing the Original 
I 'rice & y e Consequent Cost 

You will on this Advice do that in this Affair that you 
shall Apprehend will best serve your Province to Contribute 
;i Little also to which is y e Motive I have in writing you this 
I am S r most Sincerely Your Assur 1 ' Friend & 

.John Woi tliington 



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Letter, Sir W m Pepperrell to Gov. Pownall Aug. % 1757. 

Sir 

Psuant to your Excellencys orders upon your hearing of 

Fort William Henry being invested by the Enemy I hasten d 
to Springfield and to anoy the Enemy but upon my Ariving 
there, found the Garrison was delivered to the Enemy — 

I would observe to yo r Excellency that those Regiments in 
the Lower part of the Province that you ordered one quarter 
part of the men in the Train list to March up to be under 
my direction gave me pleasure to See such a brave English 
Spirit as appear d in them ready to resque their Lives in the 
Service of their King & Country, But there was but one 
field officer came with them, and maney detachments that 
was draught* 1 out of Several Compannys no Commission offi- 
cer was Sent with them and while some of them so came I 
expected immediately to have ben in Action, and Your 
Excellency must be Senciable that at such time the Com- 
manding officer could have but Little time to Regiment them 
nor is it Likely that proper persons could be found amongst 
them to take the places of Field Officers, If there Should 
be the like occasion as we may Expect in a time of Warr 
Alarms if there was a number of able body'd men draughted 
out of each Regiment with Proper officers able to Travel & 
proper to Command them to be at an hours warning to 
March to any place invested by the Enemy it might be of 
gread Service to this Province and Save considerable expence 
I am Sir Yo r Excellencys Most Humble 

and Most Obedient Servant 

W m Pepperrell 

Letter, S r W rn Pepperrell to Gov Pownall 

Kittery Sept r 16 th 1757 
Sir 

Since my coming here I would let Your Excellency know 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 109 

that there has been Several Small parties of the Enemy dis- 
covered Sculking on our back Settelments I have sent to the 
Commanders of the Scouting Compannys to be Very carefull 
& dilligent and have wrote them some Schems w ch if fol- 
lowed I hope will be a means of taking some of the Enemy, 
and as soon as my health will permit my design is to goo to 
the most expos d places and see that the Inhabitants are on 
their Guard, who I am inf orm d are reatch d careliss — in 
Queen Anns war we had five Towns in this County destroy' 1 
in one day, and I am afraid that the People being so Careless 
that it will be a means of bringing the Enemy upon us as 
every part of this County is a Front 1 in the three year Warr 
so call d there was a Law made that oblig d the Inhabitants to 
Garrison the most proporest Houses to guard them and the 
others to go & do Duty there without any great cost to the 
Publick by w ch y e People made a Stand 

If there was a Law made to oblige those that Live in the 
Frontiers to carry their Arms & ammunition with them when 
they went from their own Houses it might be a means of 
detering the Enemy when they See we were provided to 
meet them, 

I beg you will be so good as to Excuse my being trouble- 
some, these are my present tho ts 

I am with the Utmost Esteem S ir Your Excellencys Most 
Obedient and Most Humble Servant 

W m Pepperrell 



Certificate. 

These ( lertifie That I have for a number of Years past paid 
OUt of my Office, to the Second Parish in this Town their 
proportion of Money rais'd for a School upon their certifying 



110 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

that they had provided a School for themselves this being 
agreeable to a Vote of the Town. 

North Yarmouth g Gilbert Winslow Town Treasur/ 
Oct' 17. 1757. 



Petition of David Butler Adm" r $ Martha Hatch, Widow. 

To his Excellency Thomas Pownel, Esq r Cap 1 General & 
Comander In Chief in & Over his Majesties Province of y e 
Massachusets Bay to The Honor ble his Majestie Councell and 
House of Representatives in General Court assembled Novem- 
ber 23, 1757 

The Petition of David Butler of Falmouth as he is admin- 
istrator to y e Estate of Benjamin Hatch late of said Falmouth 
Deceas d and Martha Hatch wido_ of sai d Deceas d Humbly 
Sheweth That The personal Estate of sa d Deces d Falls Short 
of paying his Just Debts & charge of Administration the 
Sum of Nineteen pound Six shilling. & 8 d as appears by Cer- 
tificate herewith Exhibated whereby it becomes Necessary 
that part of y e Real Estate be sold for payment of Said Debts 
and in as much as y e Estate of y e Decesed is but Small being 
apprized at Sixty two pounds 13/ and So Scituated that if 
part onely be sold will in a Great Measure Spoil y e Sail of y e 
Remainder and no part thereof Sell for So much in propor- 
tion as y e whole would Do if sold Togather Therefore Your 
Petitioners Humbly Pray That You_ Excellency & Honours 
would Enable Them to Make Sale of y e Whole of y e Real 
Estate aforeSa* 1 The wido of Sai d Deceasd Giving sufficient 
Caution to y e Judg of Probate for y e Count, of Barnstable for 
one third of the Principle sum y e sa d Estate shal be sold for 
and your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall Ever Pray. 

David Butler ) 4 _ . . 

> Administrator 
Martha Hatch 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 111 

Report. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of David 

Curtis & others a Committee chosen by the 2 Parish of North 

Yarmouth praying they may be made a Town or district &c 

beg leave to report that we are of opinion that y r prayer is 

reasonable & that the same be granted, & that the Petitioners 

have liberty to bring in a bill for erecting them into a district 

by order of y e Committey 

Richd Cutt 

In Council Dec r 6. 1757 

Read and Accepted. And Ordered that the Petitioners 
have liberty to bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep 8 Dec r 8. 1757 

Read and Concurred. T. Hubbard Spk* 



Letter, Lord Colvill to Gov. Pownall Dec. 7, 1757 
Sir 

The inclosed Letters were sent me from Lunenburgh,/ 
about 12 Leagues to the westward of this/. The Vessel 
which was carrying them to Boston put into that Place, and 
has continued there ever since. As we have nothing here, 
belonging to the King, fit to guard this Coast in the Winter 
Season ; I have borrowed the Monkton Schooner of 60 Tons, 
from Governour Lawrence, have fitted her as a Cruizer, have 
given the Command of her to Leu 1 Cosby of the Orford with 
45 Men, and have appointed her to Cruize between the 
Capes Sable and Sambrongh, for the protection of our New 
England Trade. — My Regard for a worthy People, among 
whom I spent the only three years of my Life, of which I 
can tnicly say I lived, makes me exult in this weak Effort of 
my Desire to serve them. 



112 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

As I have Dispatches of considerable Moment for the 
Lords of the Admiralty, 1 have directed M r Cosby to push 
over from Cape Sable to Piscataqua, and deliver them, 
together with this Letter for you to Captain Donkley of the 
Enterprize : After which he is to return to his Station with- 
out a Moment's loss of Time. I am Sir Your 

Excellency's most obedient humble Servant 

Colvill 
Northumberland Halifax 



Merry coneeg Neck incorporated into a separate District. 1757. 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Secundi 31. 

An Act for incorporating a Neck of Land called Merry- 
coneeg Neck & Certain Islands Adjacent, in the County 
of York, into a Seperate District by the Name of 
Whereas the Inhabitants of said Menyconeeg Neck, & the 
Islands Adjacent have humbly represented to this Court the 
Difficulties & great Inconveniences they labour under, in 
their present situation, and have earnestly requested that 
they may be invested with the Powers, Priviledges & Immu- 
nities of a District, 

Therefore, Be it enacted by His Excellency the Gov 1 Coun- 
cill and House of Representatives That the said Neck of Land 
Beginning where Brunswick Line meets the upper End 
of said Neck which is four Rods above the Narrows of said 
Neck commonly called the Carrying Place from thence 
including the whole of said Neck down to the Sea, Together 
with the Islands Adjacent, hereafter mentioned, Viz* Great 
Sebasco=degin Island, alias Shapleigh's Island, Little Sebasco- 
degin Island, and Wills Island, lying to the Southeast side of 
said Neck ; Birch Island, White's Island, and two Goose 
Islands lying on the Northwest side of said Neck, and Dam- 
aris Cove Island, lying at the lower End of said Neck, be and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 113 

hereby are incorporated into a seperate District by the Name 
of 

And the said Inhabitants of said Neck of Land and Islands 
be and hereby are invested with all the Powers, Priviledges 
and Immunities, that other Towns in this Province by Law 
do, or may enjoy, that of sending a Representative only 
excepted. 

And be it further enacted, that John Minott Esq r be and 
hereby is impowered to Issue his Warrant to some Principal 
Inhabitant of the said District requiring him in his Majestys 
Name to warn & notify the said Inhabitants qualifyed to vote 
in Town Affairs, that they meet together at such Time, and 
place, in said District, as b}' said Warrant shall be appointed, 
to chuse such Officers as the Law directs, & may be neces- 
sary to manage the Affairs of said District and the said Inhab- 
itants being so mett, shall be and hereby are impowered to 
chuse such Officers Accordingly. 

In Council Deccm r 2l 8t 1757 Read a first and second time 
and pass'd to be Engrossd 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep" Dec r 21. 1757 

Read a first Time. 23 rd Read a second time. Jan : 4. 
1758. Read a third Time, and passed a Concurrence. 

T. Hubbard Spk r 

" to bring in a Clause enabling them to join w th Brunswick 
in y" Choice of a rep ve ." 



Message 17ti7 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives 

When I last mett You, it was upon a sudden & alarming 
Emergency, to provide such Expedients as might remove the 
Danger that was upon the Country. 



114 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I now call upon You, at your usual time of Meeting to 
Deliberate upon & Form Such a Permanent System of well- 
grounded Measures as may not leave the Country to the dan- 
gerous Risque of Temporary Expedients & shiftings off of 
Dangers when they are near; but may found its Being & its 
Well-being on such Wise Steady and Uniform Courses as 
may keep them farr off. 

When You see the Enemy possess'd of every Pass & Post, 
& Masters of the intire Water=communication thro' out the 
whole country ; You will see how firmly they hold the Com- 
mand of the Continent : When You consider their Alliance & 
ascendancy over y e Savages ; You will see how firmly they 
hold y e Command of every Indian on y e Continent : When 
you Consider this Command ( as it is ) United and Effective 
in its Power ; & Feel how great that Power is ; What it has 
done, & _ it is prepared to do ; If the Facts themselves will 
not convince You of y e Danger you are in from the Enemy, 
My Word cannot. When you consider the State of this 
Country Whether it be not Labouring almost to its utmost 
Strength under the Weight of Taxes ; and whether It be in 
any Suitable or Effectual State of Defense either in its Fron- 
tiers or its Militia ; in any state of Defense to Which the 
Liberties y e Lives y e dear-bought Property of the People can 
be faithfully entrusted ; If Your own Eyes will not convince 
of the Danger you are in from your own helpless Condition ; 
My words cannot. 

If you are convinc'd of these interesting Truths, and it 
much imports the Safety of the Country that You, Gentle- 
men, of y e General Court, should be convinc'd, you will then 
by Law Provide that Your Frontiers may be Effectually cov- 
erd That your Militia may be a Real & Actual Defense. 
The Country has People Spirit & Abilities — An effectual 
Law adapted to our present circumstances, to Arm & Form 
them is all that is Wanting : This Remedy lyes, Gentlemen, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 115 

with You, & whether You will apply it or not is Your Busi- 
ness and not Mine. Under the unhappy & defective State 
You are in, I can Do my Duty, for I can Do all that is in my 
Power : And all that is in my Power, however ineffectual 
that may be, I will do, to maintain & Defend this Country. 

But if you will by Law Provide for the Effectual Execu- 
tion of such Powers, as Your ever valuable Charter gives 
You to use for your Defense and the Repelling of any Enemy 
that shall attempt or Enterprize the Destruction or Invasion 
of the Province : I will then from a Confidence in the Cour- 
age and Spirit of the People be Answerable for the Safety & 
Well being of the Province. 

I do not call upon you to go into Expeditions and Offen- 
sive Measures, that I know wou'd prove fruitless, that wou'd 
wast the Treasure, & exhaust y e Strength of y e Province ; 
I do not call upon You to fight for Parts of this Country 
least Ye loose the Whole: I advise You to save Your 
strength, to collect your Force, to treasure up your Money 
'till God by y e course of his Providence shall call us forth 
One & All to Wreck his Vengeance on y e Breakers of Peace, 
the Violaters of Faith, the Enimies of Liberty, the French in 
Canada. When that Good Time shall come, we know that 
One & All we are willing, One & All we are able to destroy 
Them. All that can be hoped at present, & all that I do 
hope from You, under y e Circumstances to which the Enemy 
& your Misfortunes have reduced You, is that You will in 
the mean time Provide for y c Defense of this Country that 
Your Fathers have left You : And that You will not in y e 
mean time give up that Good Old Cause for which They 
have so often bled. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 
On these Principles I recommend to You in i lie First place 
to Examine into y e State of this Defense, & to take Care, as 
tin- as comes within Your Department, that no Monies be 



116 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

apply ed to Useless or Wastfull Measures ; That y e Service 
of the People be not fraudulently or causelessly employ'd : 
Next, as Your Taxes are & must continue ( while y e Enimy 
thus prevails ) very great & greivous, that You be notte qui 
exhausted to examine into y e State of these Resources whence 
they arise : And that Ye establish the sure & lasting Interest 
of the Country on that Trade which is founded in Ecconomy, 
which is founded in y e Profitts that arise from your own 
Produce Labour and Exports. 

To this End I shall lay before You such matters of Infor- 
mation as come to my Knowledge, and shall direct y e Secre- 
tary to lay before You all such Papers as may be of Use in 
your deliberations. I have directed him to lay before You 
The Earl of Loudouns letters to me proposing as a Plan 
whereby much may be saved to this Province that I shou'd 
send him some Companies of Rangers in lieu of Troops now 
in the pay of y e Province at Fort Edward. And I make no 
doubt, You will provide accordingly, as by this measure, only 
Part will be expended of What must have been otherwise 
necessary to keep y e Regiment up till March, & y e greater 
Part saved to y e Province : By my letter to his Lordship You 
will see what Measures I proposed to save the Expence of 

New Levies. — 

T Pownall 



New Marblehead, Report Jan v 1758. 

The Com tee of both Houses appointed on the Petition, of 
the Inhabitants of New Marblehead ( so called ) and the 
Answer thereto, having attended that Service beg Leave to 
report. 

That the Lands included in the Township of s d New Mar- 
blehead ( as the Com tee were informed by the Agent for the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 117 

Proprietors, & the Respondents, were granted ( long since ) 
by the gen 1 Court to a Number of Persons on certain Condi- 
tions and Forfietures, with which, some of them in Part, and 
Others not at all. 

The Com tee are therefore of Opinion That as the Record 
of the Grant to said Proprietors was consumed when the 
Town House was burnt the s d Proprietors be directed to lay 
their original Grant before this Court ; as also an Acco* how 
far the respective Proprietors have complyed with the Con- 
ditions thereof, on or before the second Tuesday of the next 
Sitting of this Court ; without which, the Com tee apprehend 
they cannot proceed, knowingly any further in said Affair — 
by order of the Committe 

John Hill 

In Council Jan y 12, 1758 Read and Accepted & accord- 
ingly Ordered that the said Proprietors lay their Original 
Grant before this Court, as also an Account how far the 
respective Proprietors have complyed with the Condition 
thereof on or before the second Tuesday of the Next sitting 
of this Court. 

Sent down for Concurrence Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 

In the House of Rep" Jan? 1758. 

Read and Concurred T. Hubbard Spk r 



Of the Defense of our Inland Frontiers. 

[ Enclosed in Gov r Pownafs Letter to M r Pitt.] 

For the Eastern Frontiers all that I shall require at pres- 
ent in that the House will make Provision for the usual 
Establishment for the Forte & Garrisons there till the open- 
ing of the Campaign in Spring. When that Time comes it 



118 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

will be necessary to get out into the Field our Scouting 
Parties. 

I do therefore Recommend it to the House to make Pro- 
vision as I shall place in the Lodgment at the upper Gar- 

18 rison in Lebanon 18 men to Scout over the Tract between 
that and Phillips Town Garrison. 

25 Men in the Lodgment in Phillips Town Garrison or 
Saco Truck House to Scout over the Country between 
those Posts. 

15 Men at a Lodgment in Narragansett No. 1. to Scout 
between Pierson & Hobbs Town. 

15 Men at the Lodgment in Pierson & Hobbs Town to 
Scout between that & New Marblehead. 
8 Men at New Marblehead to Scout between that and New 
Boston. 

12 Men at New Boston to Scout between that and New 
Glocester. 

36 Men at New Glocester to Scout between that and the 
Falls of Amarescoggin. 

Now to continue this Line of Scouts without Interrup- 
tion It is necessary there shou'd be a Lodgment ( a Block 
house or Picketted House ) If the House will make Pro- 
vision for such a sufficient one here the Fort at Bruns- 
wick will become Useless, and I will accordingly Dis- 
mantle it to save Expence there being then a Lodgment 

20 here I shou'd post 20 Men here to Scout the Country 
lying between Amarescoggin and the upper part of Top- 
sham on Kennebec. 

15 Men at Frankfort to Scout the Country between Kene- 
beck & Sheepscott River. 
t> Men at Sheepscott Town Garrison to Scout the Country 
lying between that and the head of Damariscotta. 

15 Men at the Fort here to Scout the Country between 
Damariscotta and Broad Bay. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 119 

20 Men at the block house here to Scout the Country 
between this and Georges in all 
203 

The Officers necessary for these Parties will be as far as 
the District of Sir William Pepperells Regiment Extends A 
Captain to take Care of the Duty of the whole, a Lieu 1 
whioh I shall Post at the Truck House at Saco. the Com- 
manders at the other Posts and Parties need be only Ensigns 
or Serjeants. 

For the District of Brigadier Waldo's Regiment two Cap- 
tains to take care of the Duty of the whole, one on the West- 
ern part of Kennebec, one on the Eastern. A Lieutenant 
which I shall post at the Falls of Amorescoggin. A Lieu- 
tenant over that Party which Scouts towards Georges, and 
the rest Ensigns or Serjeants. The reason of having Lieu- 
tenants in these several Districts is that there may be a 
proper Officer to command these Parties when by Rendevouz 
form'd into larger Bodies. 

I shall order these lesser Parties at proper Seasons to Ren- 
devouz & Form in Larger Bodies to make Incursions for a 
few days up into the Country. AVilling at all Times of my 
own free Motion to Explain the principles upon which I act, 
and at all Times Willing to take the Advice of the People 
even in matters where the Determination does by the Charter 
lye wholly with the Governor. I do in this manner lay the 
State of the Service of our Inland Frontiers before You. 

It hath been found necessary to Erect several Forts & 
Establish several Garrisons towards the Entrance of the Riv- 
ers Seawards as a further Defense & Cover to the Inhabitants 
against the Enemy coming from Penobscott Bay upon our 
Sealine. 

Now the Expence of all these Forts & Garrisons might be 
saved, and the Defense of the People more Effectually pro- 
vided for against this Enemy, by one sufficient Fort in Penob- 



120 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

scott Bay. If therefore the House will make Provision for 
the Building such a Fort I will Dismantle those at Pemaquid 
& Georges & with the Stores of those Furnish & Arm such 
Fort, and the same, if not a less number of Men than is 
employ'd in these two Forts will serve for this one. So that 
no Expence will be incurr'd but in the Erecting it. A Reim- 
bursement of which Expence might surely arise from the 
Petitioners who pray for a Grant of this Land as they would 
( if their Petition be Granted ) thus receive the Land already 
Fortified and Defended for them, & so much more Valuable. 

A Fort Erected there now in time of War Effectually 
Secures the Property to the Province from any Pretence of 
Claim either from French or Indian. 

A Fort there would effectually in Time of "War Restrain 
all the Indian Enemies we have left in the Eastern parts, the 
Noridgwaegs, Penobscot and S* John's, and in Time of Peace 
would be the properest place for a Truck House removed 
from the Settlements. 

Further by Taking Post there we may Form so easy a 
Communication between that and Fort Halifax on Kenne- 
becke River as totally & absolutely to Possess and Command 
all that Country. By these two Forts and a much Less num- 
ber of Scouts than we must continue to keep up without it. 
These two Forts I say, and the Line between constantly cov- 
er'd with a Scout will also Effectually cutt off all communi- 
cation with the Eastern Indian with Canada Thro' the Terri- 
tories of New England, it must necessarily turn their Path 
up thro' S* Johns by which means they will soon cease to 
know the Country & will consequently cease to make War 
in it, or to hunt in it. 

The Nature of the Thing points out this measure : The 
occasion calls for it : There never was so good an opportunity 
as the present : While the Enemy must be collecting all their 
Strength to the Westward to oppose Lord Loudoun : If you 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 121 

loose this opportunity You can never have an other and 
Remember I do declare you will ever after Repent you did 
not take this Advise. 

I must here on the part of the Eastern Frontiers in the 
same manner as on the Western add, That if the Particular 
Circumstances of any Settlement require the assistance of the 
Government to enable them to Defend themselves & main- 
tain their Possessions against the Enemy. Whenever the 
House will think it proper to make Provision for such I will 
take them into Pay according to the Establishment. 

T Pownall — 

Message. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 

I am sensible that you have made provision for the pay & 
Subsistence of eight men at Fort Halifax but I am at a loss 
what could be intended by the Expression of adding eight 
Men. 

When I recommended the making provision for the pay of 
an Officer to have the direction of the Forces on the Western 
Frontiers I did not intend a General Officer as that term is 
used to distinguish the Rank of Officers but such an Officer 
as you have formerly made provision for a Captain or Com- 
mander of the whole. If it was necessary last Year it is as 
much so now and you have answered none of the Reasons 
contained in my last Message to you on this Subject. 

T Pownall 

Council Chamber January 21. 1758 

Message, Jan. 21, 1758. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, 

I laid before you a Plan for the Defence of the Frontiers, 
calculated t<> case the Province ft part of the Expence it lias 



122 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

been at in former Years. In your Establishment for the pay 
and Subsistance of Officers and Men you have carried Matters 
to such an Extreme as to expose the Frontiers to the greatest 
danger, for want of a proper force to defend them : Your 
Attempt to reduce the Garrison at Fort Halifax to thirty 
Men, is in effect a dismantling the Fort, for I shall never 
think it safe to trust that Fort to so small a Number : And 
your declining to provide for the pay of a Captain, to have a 
General Command over the Forces on the Western Frontiers, 
will frustrate the design of raising those Forces and occasion 
Confusion among the several Scouting Parties ; for it is not 
possible for me, at this distance, seasonably to be acquainted 
with their Circumstances to give out my Orders, and there is 
a Necessity that some one Person should have General 
Instructions from me, and have a discretionary power given 
him to direct such Parties in all Emergencies, when there is 
not time to apply to me. I have no further Arguments, 
Gentlemen, to use with you. It is your own Interest that 
you neglect ; and it is to you, and not to me that the ill Con- 
sequences of such measures must be attributed. 

T Pownall 
Province House January 21 8t 1758. 



Message 

Gent" of the Council & House of Representatives 

The Secretary has laid before me your Vote of an Estab- 
lishment of Pay and Subsistence of the Forces on the Fron- 
tiers. The Scouting Parties on the Western Frontiers you 
have confined to certain Stations, which is taking the direc- 
tion out of my hands, to whom by the Constitution of your 
Charter it belongs. I cannot but hope that it proceeds from 
a meer oversight, not from any Intention to exercise any 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 123 

powers that do not belong to you, and that you will very 
readily make the necessary Amendments or Alterations in 
your Vote. 

T. Pownall 
Council Chamber January 24 1758 



Message. Jan y 25, 1758 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives 

Seeing you are resolved to turn Matters to that Extream, 
that you will leave the Frontiers without any provision of 
Defence, unless I will sign my Consent to a Vote of your 
House, wherein you assume a Right to determine the Stations 
and Destination of a Scouting Body of Troops. Which Vote 
the Council after divers proposals of amendment, in order to 
remove the difficulty I was under, have at length agreed to ; 
I will, to prevent the distressed State that the Inhabitants 
must be reduced to by this your Conduct, sign my Consent 
to the Establishment of pay and Subsistance that you have 
provided by that Vote, at the same time declaring to you, 
that I Protest the Breach you have made upon the Constitu- 
tion of your Charter, and the Infringment on the Rights of 
the Crown. — 

In the Plan I laid before you I have told you, and given 
you my reasons for it, that I should employ the Forces in the 
same Manner, that you Determine in your Vote that they 
shall be employed ; so that there is no difference about _ Ser- 
vice, the only Question is, who shall direct and limit this 
Service, the House of Representatives or the Kings Governor : 
But this your Charter leaves no room to make a Question of. 

T Pownall 

Council Chamber Jany 25, 1758 



124 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Letter, Capt. W m Lithgow to Gov. Pownall Feb. 16, 1758 

May it Please Your Excellency — 

I am Hon rd with your orders of Dec r 24. 57 which Came 
to Hand the 4 th instant Respacting the march of Sundery 
Millitia officers with their Companyes to the assistance of 
this Place in Case of an Invasion or attack from the Enemy, 
and with s d orders Rec'd also a Coppy of Yo'r Excellency's 
orders to those Several Captains. — the Particulars of which 
Instructions I have Carefully Considered and Shall Duely 
obey — this with Submission I look on as an act Yo'r Excel- 
lencys Care & goodness to us of this Place, and think it as 
good an exp'dient or Precaution as Cou'd be taken for our 
Preservation, wou'd it answear the good designe Yo'r Excel- 
lency Proposes thereby — which I very much doubt. — and 
with Submission Give my Reason therefor (viz 1 ) Topsham, 
Frankfort, & Newcastle, are Towns or Districts Situated on 
the frontiers of this County — and are as much expos'd to 
the Incursions of the Enemy as any other Parts I know off, 
George Town is Somthing more Secure then the former, — 
and as those Inhabitants Live in Dainger them Selves, and 
arc weak in Numbers, I therefor apprehend 'twill be Difficult 
for the Comm dr8 of the Millitia in s d Towns to bring their 
Companys from their Habitations to the Defence of this 
Place if need Shou'd so Requier — 

this meathod was put to tryal in y e year 55 and then I 
had Instructions to Call on those Inhabitants now under 
Consideration which Instructions neerly Correspond's with 
those Rec d from your Excellency and when I demanded y e 
assistance of 200 men agreeable to my orders I Cou'd 
Receive no more then about 30 or 40 of y e above Inhabi- 
tants. — upon which Governour Shirley ordred a Detachment 
out of York & Falmouth Sufficient to Compleat s d Number. — 

those Forces ware then ordered to assist In guarding and 
Transpoarting Supplyes to this Place as it was judged very 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 125 

hazardous at that Time. — and how those same Inhabitants 
will answer the next Demand, Time may Determine. — 

I have bin ( and am ) verry apprehensive of an attack from 
y e Enemy. — especially Since they have taken the Forts 
Osswagoa & W m Hennery — and the most likely Time for 
such an attack ( as I apprehend ) wou'd be when our forces 
are in quarters, which the Enemy might do y e laterend of 
Winter when it's generaly good Travaling on Snow Shoes 
Ether on y e Rivers or by Land as the Snow falls so deep as 
Covers the Windfalls or old Trees & small undergroath 
which other wise wou'd much Perplex their March. — 
— but as an Expidition any Time in ye Winter wou'd be 
attended with Difficulty. — I Rather think it wou'd Suite 
them best Early in the Spring when first the Rivers opens 
which generaly hapen y e first of April, at which Time they 
Cou'd easely Com by Water. — 

I thought it not amiss here (but Rather my Duty) to 
mention the first of these Particulars to you'r Excellency as 
it ( onserns the Saifty of this Place — I shall hold the garri- 
son &. c a in as grate Redness as Possible ( if they Com ) for 
their Reception, — 

may it please Your Excellency I farther beg leave to 
acquaint you that the Spring Season being the most Proper 
Time for us to Transpoart Supplyes to the Fort for the 
ensueing year and the Summer for Providing Hay for the 
Cattle belonging to y e Fort all which Business will be 
attended with Dainger, as we are obliged to Transpoart our 
Supply's from the vessel that brings them 24 Mills up a nar- 
row River not a Musquet Shott across, and in many Placeses 
so Rapid as it Runs at least 10 or Twelve Knotts at which 
Placeses we are oblig'd to warp or Track up the Stream for 
miles togeather, and as we are obliged at Times to waid to 
heave the Boats oil' Rocks &. c a by which we are Constantly 
wett, and verry unlitt in those Circumstances to defend our 



126 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Selves against y e Enemy if thay should attack us at such a 
Time. 

and if the Enemy shou'cl think Proper to attempt the 
distraction of the Fort, I apprehend they Could not take a 
more Conveniant Time then when we are uppon this Busi- 
ness, as the majority of the garrison is obliged to attend this 
Duty which weakness the Fort and thereby wou'd the more 
easilly becom a Conquest to y e Enemy — and as this Busi- 
ness will require a much Stronger Guard then what Can be 
Spared out of the Fort & Store House — I therefor humbly 
Intreat there be such a guard ordred to attend on this Duty, 
as your Excellency may Judge Proper, — I enclose your 
Excellency one of governour Shirleys orders ( not as a Prec- 
edent ) and would acquaint your Excellency Som Dissputes 
have arisen on s d orders between those of the garrison, and 
the officers & soldiers of the marching Companys which was 
ocasioned by the Refusal of those Scouting Partyes to Man 
or assist in the Boats, — I tould them it was my opinion as 
their Pay and Provision was more then ours of the garrison 
thay ware at least equiely oblig'd with us of the Fort to Do 
all the Parts of Duty then Required which they denyed and 
wou'd only act as a guard unless I Could Perswaid their men 
to assist in the Boats ( which is vastely the hardest Service ) 
I then tould them I thought the governours orders Imply'd 
their being directed by me as well in that Part of the Duty 
as that of my directing them as a guard, but they Cou'd or 
wou'd not understand those orders in that light, — by which 
the grater Part boath of Dainger and fatigue fell on those of 
the Fort, but to do Justice to the Two Captains Nicholes & 
Fitch when in the Service ware allway Redy to assist in the 
Boats, but as others Discoriged it made a Considderable 
uneasiness amongst the Soldiers of the Fort as they ware 
obliged to do the grater Par of the fatigue, — and to Reme- 
died this for the future, I would humbly Intreat that it may 



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be Specified in any orders your Excellency Shall See Cause 
to Send, how far it is the Duty of Such guards to be assist- 
ing to those of the garrison in this Particular. — 

and as I said before this River Commonly opens the first 
of April, at which Time ( or as soon as the Scouting Com- 
panys are in Reddyness (we go about Transpoarting the 
above s d Supply's So that it will be Requisit that your Excel- 
lence's orders be here by that Time 

and with all due Submission I humbly beg leave to Sub- 
scribe my selfe your Excellencyes. — 

most obedient and most devoted Humble Servant 

Will m Lithgow 
Fort Halifax 

Letter, Cha. Apthorp $- Son <f Tho s Hancock, Agents, to 
Gov. Pownall 

Boston March 17 th 1758 
Sir 

We the Subscribers Agents for His Majesty's Province of 
Nova Scotia, Beg the fav r of Your Excellency, That Cap 1 
John Doggett of the Sloop Cumberland bound to Chegnecto 
with Artifficers and Materialls.- And a Sloop Loading at 
York by Jon a Sayward for the same place, both being wholly 
for A ceo" of the Government, may have Liberty to Clear out 

iu id proceed to said Place 

We are Your Excellency's Most Obed hum 1 Serv* 

Cha. Apthorp & Son 
Thomas Hancock 

Petition of Cha* Apthorp $■ others. "March 24 th 1758." 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq 1 Cap 1 Gen 1 and 
Commander in Chief in & over his Majestys said I'rov- 



128 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ince and to the Hon ble his Majestys Council & House of 
Representatives in General Court Assembled 

The Petition of sundry persons who have Expended large 
sums of Money in Advancing the Settlements of the Eastern 
part of this Province in the County of York Humbly shews — 

That said Eastern parts are by their Situation much more 
exposed to the Incursions of the Enemy than any other part 
of this province, & less capable of Defence & Releif, as they 
lie so detach'd from the main Bod}'', that for a Century past, 
there have been Attempts ( tho' fruitless to settle s d Country ; 
but at present there Appears, from the great Expence & 
steady application of your pet™ & others, the highest humane 
probability of surmounting the difficulty, and accomplishing 
that Undertaking, which must unavoidably be productive of 
the greatest Benefits to this province, & as that Motive has 
always been an Inducement to your Exc y & Hon" to Give 
your Attention & Assistance to such as proposed the same : 
Your Pet rs beg Leave in Behalf of themselves & others, to 
Lay before you the present Situation of the Eastern Country, 
& the nourishing Condition ( considered with former times ) 
it is now in. There are several frontier Towns namely, Leb- 
anon Phillips town, Narragansett, Gorehamtown, New Boston, 
New Marbleh d & New Gloucester, Frankfort, Newcastle, 
Broadbay, & Georges, which Cover a great number of Towns 
below on the Sea Shore, which lower Towns in former Wars 
Used to be broke up, & only for want of Settlements that 
might prove a Barrier to them in time of Danger. But since 
this last War said lower Towns have really Increased in 
Inhabitants. Now 3'our pet™ humbly beg Leave to lay before 
your Ex y & Hon™ the great Danger & distressing circum- 
stances, those unhappy People will be in, who Inhabit the 
aforementioned Towns Without the fatherly Interposition of 
your Ex y & Hon™, for if they are left destitute of Releif, 
there is no Doubt but the Enemy next Month, that being the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 129 

usual time of Attacking will be upon them, & most probable 
destroy many, & certainly drive off all the others with their 
familys. which will render the Towns below, frontier Towns, 
& leave them Exposed to the like Ravages of the Enemy, & 
finally terminate in the Death of many valuable Subjects, and 
the total Dispersion of the Inhabitants & breaking up of the 
Eastern Settlements, both to the entire ruin of many Men & 
familys, who now are good Livers there, & greatly beneficial 
to the publick in subduing a Wilderness, & rendering the 
same ( under God ) capable of producing the necessarys of 
Life, and to the great Loss of those who have so vigorously 
Exerted y m selves, in securing that Country to the Crown of 
Great Britain, & for the Advancement of this Province, and 
who have been hitherto heartily & generously Encouraged in 
their Attempts by the kind Assistance & Countenance of the 
Goverment. 

Now your pet" would humbly remonstrate to your Ex y & 
Hon™ a Method, that if agreeable, would prove in all proba- 
bility effectual to save & protect the Inhabitants of s d frontier 
Towns & their Settlements, together with those settled below 
from the crueltys of the Enemy, & from the Horrors of War. 
which is, that there be one hundred & fifty Men raised out 
of said frontier Towns, to be formed into ranging Companys, 
& so stationed & Ordered, where Your Ex y shall think most 
proper for the preservation of the whole, which Method by 
the Blessing of God has for some time past had the desired 
Effect, & raised those Settlements to a flourishing Condition. 

there is another thing y r pet" beg Leave to represent to y r 
Exy & Hon that if immediate Aid be afforded to those fron- 
tiers Towns as abovementioned whereby they will become a 
Defence & Safeguard to the lower ones great Numbers in s d 
last mentioned Towns will readily Enter into the Goverments 
Service On tin- intended Expedition or at least there is great 
probability it will be so, hut if their frontier Towns are not 



130 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

covered & protected it is not likely nay its unreasonable to 
Imagine that any of them will quit their Settlements, for they 
must know as the Out Towns are broke up they themselves 
their Wifes & Children will lye Exposed to like destruction 
and All the help & Strength they can Muster will we fear 
prove ineffectual for their preservation because it will be 
impossible for them to be Scouting & under Arms and at the 
same time take the due & proper care of their Husbandry on 
which alone ( if not in the Goverment pay ) they depend for 
their Support & this was the Motive that Induced your pet rs 
humbly to recomend to your Ex y & Honrs the raising the 
Men out of the within mentioned frontier Towns which Men 
could be no Ways Serviceable in any other publick Capacity 
for it is impossible upon due Reflection to Imagine that they 
would go on any Expedition and Leave their Wifes & Chil- 
dren to the Mercy of the Enemy whose horrid Barbaritys 
have been so often experienced. 

Now as y r Ex y & Hoiirs have from time to time giving such 
Convincing proofs of your paternal Care of the province in 
General & of this part of it in particular & have discovered 
the highest Satisfaction in Advancing that Settlement well 
knowing the happy Consequences naturally resulting there- 
from to the Crown & this province as well as others. Your 
Pet rs humbly & Earnestly Beg your wise Consideration of 
the premisses & that you would still persevere in releiving 
the distressed, in Guarding those who sat down there with a 
full Assurance of your protection, in Encouraging them to 
go on in their Settlements with Alacrity & Spirit to reduce 
a Wilderness formerly the Habitation of Savages & Beast- 
only to a fruitful! Country, for should you now in this criti- 
cal Juncture withdraw your wonted Kindness & Affectionate 
Care, in vain will those unfortunate people have spent their 
Labour, in vain will all the generous & hearty Attempts be 
for the Settlement of that Country, & in fact it will be a 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 131 

lasting Discouragement for the future to make any further 
Trials, & the Subjecting many well disposed people to the 
miserys of Death or at least to those of Captivity all which 
y r pet 18 are well assured therefore not Satisfied Y r Ex y & 
Hon™ will prevent by doing what shall to you in your known 
Wisdom & Care for the publick seem most proper & as in 
Duty &c 

Cha Apthorpe Thomas Hancock James Pitts 
Silv Gardiner Will" 1 Bowdoin Cudwallador Ford 

Nath 1 Thwing Belcher Noyes David Jeffries 

Benj a Hallowell James Halsey 
" referred to the next Sitting 

Petition of W m Merritt. 1758. 

Province of the Massachusets Bay 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esquire Captain 
General Governor and Commander in Chief in and Over 
the Province aforesaid Vice Admiral of the Same, And 
To the Hon ble His Majesty's Council, and the House of 
Representatives of the said Province in General Court 
Assembled by Adjournment at Boston April 16 th 1760 
The Petition of William Merritt of Boston, Ship Carpen- 
tei Humbly Sheweth 

That your petitioner on the 8 th of August 1758 Out of a 
true and Sincere Zeal for the Interest of his King and Coun- 
try voluntarily Entered himself on board his Maj ty8 Province 
Ship of War the King George Commanded by Cap 1 Benjamin 
Hollowell, and proceeded in her to Georges at the Eastern 
parts of this Province, where on her Arrival your pet r with 
Sundry others were Ordered on board Cap 1 Souther an Armed 
Smal Vessel to proceed to Penobscot in Quest of the Enemy 
there Supposed t<» be in Sundry small crafts Lurking among 
the Islands — That about four days after your pet r arrived 



132 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

at Penobscot he was Ordered to proceed in the Barge with 
an Officer and nine men more to make a Discovery, Upon 
which, So it happened, that the whole Barges Company of 
eleven men were Surprized and taken prisoners by One hun- 
dred and twenty one Indians and fifty one Neutral French 
and carried by them within about eight miles of Georges 
where the Enemey were. ~ preparing to make an Attack on 
the Fort, And there your Pet r with the rest of the Barges 
Crew were tied and Staked down to the ground for four days 
and three nights without any manner of Subsistence except 
a little Rock Weed — 

That the Enemy not proceeding in their intended Attack 
against the Fort carried your pet r to Penobscott and from 
thence to S* Johns where your Pet r was Sold by the Enemy 
to a Popish Fryer who Some days afterwards Sold your pet r 
to a french Neutral who he Served thirteen days, at which 
time the English with a repeling force, broke up the Settle- 
ment, and your pet™ new Master returned him back again to 
the Indians, with whom he remained inhumanly treated for 
nine dstys, then the Indians travelled your Petitioner fifteen 
miles further into the Country and there Sold him to another 
Master who again travelled your Petitioner quite up to Que- 
beck and there Sold your petitioner again to the Governor 
who on the fifteenth of November 1758. Ordered your pet r 
with Several others into the Common Prison under close Con- 
finement, where he Continued Suffering great hardships until 
such time as the City was Surrendered to the English on the 
nineteenth of September last being ten months and four days, 
and during the time of the Seige was Exposed to the violent 
fire and Bombardment of the English every moment in dan- 
ger of loosing his Life, tho' he and his fellow Sufferers Ear- 
nestly addressed the Governor to be removed into a Bomb 
Proff Prison which he refused, And Answered that they 
should perish in the flames, when at length he was happily 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 133 

delivered by a glorious Victory over the insulting and Cruel 
Enemy. — 

That your petitioner after the Surrender of Quebeck was 
transported to Halifax and from thence to Boston where he 
Arrived the 14 th of February 1760 in a poor and miserable 
Condition, being Stripped of every thing he had, and during 
his Captivity and Imprisonment Suffering great hardships of 
hunger and thirst and Exposed to the violent inclemencys of 
the weather for a long time, being One year Six months and 
Six days from his native home, and the greatest part of that 
time in the hands of a merciless and cruel Enemey and has 
not as yet received One penny Wages nor any allowance or 
Consideration for his long and grievous Sufferings. — 

Whereupon your petitioner most humbly prays your Excel- 
lency and honours to take his pityful Case and Sufferings 
into your Wise and Compassionate Consideration, and in 
regard of his Voluntary Entering into His Majestys Service 
as aforesaid, and his long Captivity and Sufferings as afore- 
mentioned You wou'd in your great goodness Order him to 
be paid his Wages during the time of his Captivity and until 
his Arrival at Boston as aforesaid, And also to Afford him 
such allowance and relieff for his grievous Sufferings as in 
your great and Conspicuous Wisdom and Justice you shall 
See meet. 

And your pet r ( as in duty bound ) shall ever pray &c* — 

William Merritt 
In the House of Rep ve8 April 24 1760 

Read and Ordered that the sum of five pounds be paid out 
of the publick Treasury to John Men-it for the Use of the 
Pet r in full 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Apr 1 25, 1760 

Read and Concurred A Oliver Sec' 

Consented to T Pownall 



134 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Letter, Gov. Pownall to Tlie R l Hon. W m Pitt 

( Copy ) Boston Sept. 30. 1758. 

Sir, 

The Good People of his Majesty's province Massachusetts 
Bay, animated with a Zeal for his Service and placing their 
honour and Ambition in their Royal Masters Approbation, 
Have by an Address from both Houses of Legislature desired 
me to Represent to his Majesty their Services and the diffi- 
cult Circumstances under which they thus exert them. 
They have too high a sense of Gratitude for the favors they 
are constantly receiving from his Majesty to suppose that 
any thing can be wanting to excite the Motive of his Good- 
ness, and too just a Confidence in the Wisdom and Zeal of 
his Administration to think any thing needful to be sug- 
gested to them in their behalf. They put intire trust in his 
Majesty's Gracious Promises, they only beg leave to Lay 
their Services at his Feet, They only desire if their Services 
are approved, that they may be enabled to continue them. 

This Province for many years has been the Frontier and 
the Advanced Guard to All the Colonies against the Enemy 
in Canada. This province has alway stood its own Ground 
and Defended and preserved his Majesty's Dominions. It 
was once able to do this. It was once the Channel of all 
the European Trade to America, and the Mart of all the 
North American Colonies. But the heavy Burthens Which 
its Trade and Labour sustained to support this Service and 
the Consequences of its Taxes has turned the Channel of 
this Trade to New York, Philadelphia & Rhode Island, All 
which places it once supplied, and all which from the 
inequality of their Taxes have rose upon its ruin and are 
become its Rivals. But even Yet, it would have found 
Resources for this Service in the Zeal, the Multitude & 
Industry of its People. But the Weight and Burthen of its 
Taxes and the hard Services of its People, while it thus 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 135 

exerts itself have bad a still more ruinous and destructive 
Effect upon its very Vitals. Those of the Inhabitants which 
Border upon the Surrounding Colonies, seeing their Neigh- 
bours in ease and unincumbred while themselves were loaded 
and almost sinking under their heavy burthens and worn out 
with their severe Services, Have in concurrence with such 
whose Interest it was to gain them gone into Measures to 
desert a labouring and Sinking Province, Thus it was that 
this province Lost all its fine flourishing Towns and numbers 
of People on Merrimack River, which went over and have 
been assigned over to the Government of New Hampshire. 
Thus has this Province lost those fruitful and populous 
Townships assigned to the Government of Rhode Island. 
Thus have several large Towns Revolted from Us, and gone 
over to, and been received by the Government of Connecti- 
cut, have ceased for some time to pay Taxes and do Duty to 
this province and are labouring to get this Desertion and 
Revolt confirmed by the Crown. Thus have Numbers of 
Our Inhabitants gone over to New York and rendered our 
Borders with that province a matter of Mischievous and 
bloody dispute after it hath been twice Solemnly and finally 
Settled. 

This Province thus Wasted and thus Dismembred in loos- 
ing its Trade, hath lost the Sinews, and in being Deprived of 
its Lands and People, has lost the hands of War, Yet retain- 
ing still the same Unwaried and Unremitted Spirit, hath still 
stood foremost in its Masters Service 

This Remains of a Once Flourishing and Large Province 
hath in this War as in all others, taken the Lead in the 
Kings Service. In the year 1755, the Expedition under 

General Johnson cost this Province 87,058 -4-1 

Tin: Expedition in 1750, under General 

Winslow 101,613 - 11 - 11 



136 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

The Expedition in 1757 under Lord 

Loudoun 48,319 - 16 - 3 

Besides Fire Arms and powder bought 
for and Used and expended in said 
Expeditions 5,364 - 11 - 11 

in All 242,356 - 4 - 2 

Of which the Province has been reim- 
bursed by the Crown 70,117 - 1 - 3 

So that this Province (besides supporting a number of Forts 
and Subsisting and paying the Garrisons thereof and keeping 
up a number of Scouts upon a Frontier of 200 Miles, 
together with the Support of his majesty's Government 
which is Annually about 45,000 — Besides Supporting and 
Maintaining a stout Twenty Gun Ship granted to his Majesty 
and employed in his Majesty's Service at a large Annual 
Expence, which this Spring took four of the Enemys Store 
Ships bound to Louisbourg and Quebeck ) had expended in 
March, 1758 in the General Service 172,239 - 2-11 

To pay which Sum the Province in March 58 stood 
Charged with 84,943.8.10 levied and Apportioned in the 
year 1757. to be paid in June 1758. with 73,000 — to be 
levied in 1758, to be paid in 1759. with 73,930 — to be 
levied in 1759, to be paid in 1760. Which Sums so to 
be levied in those respective Years were exclusive of the 
Annual Support of Government in each of those Years. 

Notwithstanding, the Province thus deprived of Great 
part of its Trade, Notwithstanding it had been thus deprived 
of its Lands and people, who should have borne their Share 
in its Taxes and Services, Notwithstanding the heavy Debt 
which it already laboured under, and was charged upon the 
following years, Notwithstanding it had lost so many of its 
children in the many Unhappy Expeditions, and had at that 
time 1000, included under Capitulation not to Serve, & great 
numbers exempt by proclamation for former Services, Not- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 137 

withstanding the great number in the Province Service, in 
the Kings Service and Kings Ships, Transports, Batteaumen 
Carpenters and Rangers under the General Service in all 
above 2500 Men already employed, Notwithstanding these 
Difficulties in the Circumstances of the province, notwith- 
standing these inabilities, Yet such was their Spirit against 
his Majesty's Enemy's and their Zeal in his Service, Such 
their Confidence in his Majesty's Measures & his gracious 
promises, that upon His Majesty's late Call upon them in 
March last, they Granted pay, Cloathing and Subsistence for 
7000 Men for this Years Campaign, and made very strict & 
severe Acts by which those Men were draughted from 
amongst the Freeholders of the province, which together 
with those employed in the other parts of his Majesty's Ser- 
vice is a draught of near 10,000 Men out of Effective fight- 
ing men in the province. 

To Defray which Expences and the Debts then Outstand- 
ing — The General Court in their Session in May. 1758. 
levied and apportioned upon polls and Estates the sum of 
82,190- 6. 8 for the year 1758. and Ordered a further Tax of 
103,930 for 1759. A Tax of 100,000 for 1760, and 70,809- 
13-4 for 1761. so that the province has Contracted a Debt of 
356,930 — for which it pays 6 per Cent, The whole of which 
must be paid by the end of the year 1761. exclusive of any 
provision made for the Support of the current Charges of 
Government in 1759, 1760, 1761. Which if estimated by 
what it 1ms in fact come to in 1755, 1756, 1757 will amount 
to 132,000. a Sum of 488,930 — equal to X 366,698 — Ster- 
ling to be raised in this and the three years next ensuing, 
exclusive of any Expeditions or Offensive Campaigns in 
those years. That it may be known (for I dare say it will 
hardly be conceived) how hard this Service presses upon the 
Inhabitants. — I beg Leave Sir, to inform you that most of 
the Soldiers in tin; Ranks are Freeholders who paj Taxes 



138 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

that there are the Sons of some of Our Representatives, the 
Song of some of Our Militia Colonels and the Sons of many 
of Our Field Officers and other Officers now doing duty as 
privates in the number I have this year raised. — And that 
the Sons of some of Our principal Merchants one who pays 
£500 Sterling g Annum Taxes were imposed upon the same. 

That it may be known how heavy this Debt now con- 
tracted lyes upon the Subject,! beg leave Sir, to inform you 
that every poll within the province pays g Annum two Dol- 
lars and 1-5 And that the Tax upon Estates Real and Per- 
sonal reckoned at six years income arise in the Town of 
Boston to thirteen shillings and two pence in the pound, and 
even in most of those Towns which have increased in their 
people and Cultured Lands since the last Valuation to above 
four shillings, besides Duties Excise and Impost that raises 
the European Value of Goods to near 60 per Cent within 
the province. If this Service be compared with that of any 
other of the Colonies ( except Connecticut ) it will be found 
to exceed. 

If then the declining Circumstances ( to which this prov- 
ince is reduced by thus exerting itself) be compared with 
any one of those its Rivals, their Abilities will be found to 
Exceed. 

Thus has this Province exerted itself, And thus have these 
Repeated Exertions, as Efforts so disproportionate to its nat- 
ural strength must necessarily do, at length reduced it to 
that Condition that while they have expended to the utmost 
Extent of their Annual Income and have charged succeeding 
years with Debts that are equal to that Income, that very 
Income decreases, they are therefore totally disabled to pro- 
ceed with those Efforts which the Service requires and which 
their Zeal would Exert. They make no Claims upon the 
Mother Countrey for what they have done, they have done 
their Duty, they derive no merits from their Services, they 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 139 

seek no Rewards for what is past. They are happy in 
reflecting that they have been able hitherto to do their duty, 
they Lament their Inability to proceed with the same Efforts 
of it, Yet Zealous to continue the same Efforts and the same 
Services, They hope to be enabled yet to Act, And they 
found those hopes on his Majesty's gracious intentions of a 
Recompence in proportion to the Vigour, wherewith they 
have Acted, And they are Conscious that in that proportion 
they have alway stood Foremost in their Masters Service. 

If the Countrey has been hitherto preserved by the Efforts 
which this province has made, as is a certain fact, If those 
Efforts are still required and necessary, as they certainly are, 
for whatever share the other provinces may have bore this 
always has and always must be the Main Anchor. The 
Province must be restored by some recompense or reimburse- 
ment to that state wherein it was able thus to exert itself — 
Without such the province will not only be unable to exert 
any further such like Efforts at present, But the Govern- 
ment will never more be able to make an Offensive Effort 
upon any Occasion howsoever pressing. The province has 
not only exceeded its Resourses but the Faith of the Govern- 
ment is at Stake. 

The Assurance of a Recompence is the Fund on which the 
Money was advanced and if this Fails the Government is 
Bankrupt. So that not only the preservation of the Coun- 
trey by this Province being able to continue its Efforts, but 
the preservation of the Government of this province itself 
depends upon that Recompence. 

Not only my Duty to the province but my Duty to his 
Majesty requires me to make this Representation I am sen- 
sible how unequal I am to my Duty, I humbly Sir pray Your 
Candid Acceptance & favourable report of my imperfect Ser- 
\ ices to his Miijesty. 



140 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I have the Honor to be with the highest Esteem Sir Your 
most Obedient & most humble Servant 

T. Pownall 
P. S. October. 2 d . 

Since the Writing of the above by a Letter from Our 
Agent, I am informed of the Grant which the Parlia- 
ment, At His Majesty's Recommendation have made to 
this province, as a Reimbursement for provisions sup- 
plied by it to the Army in 1756. I meet the General 
Court the 4 th of this Month, and shall represent it to 
them, and as I know them to be a Grateful as well as 
a Dutiful people, It will, I may be Answerable, have 
every good Effect upon them 

T. P. 



Speech. Oct. 4, 1758. 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives 

After our devout and most unfeigned Thanks to Almighty 
God that he hath given us the Victory, I do most heartily 
Congratulate You on the Blessings that must be the Conse- 
quence of it. 

By the Reduction of the Island Cape Breton & its Depend- 
encies, the Key of the Enemies only Port is given to us, We 
have again the uninterrupted Possession of the North Amer- 
ican Seas, and the Powers of Trade are again Restored to his 
Majestys Subjects. 

By the Measures taking in Consequence of this Grand 
Stroke, the Enemy must be totally shut out from any Pos- 
sessions on the Coast of Atlantic from Labradore to Florida. 

By the Destruction of Fort Frontenac, and the Enemy's 
whole Naval Force their Stores & Magazines at Cadaraqui 
The Dominion of the Lakes which sooner or later must be 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 141 

the Dominion of America, is again Restored to the British 
Empire. 

By the Good Work now in hand the very Gates of Canada 
must We trust in God be put into our hands : We have 
receiv'd a check which has somewhat delayed matters, and 
no Wonder that we should at the Post which the Enemy 
Defends as their very Gates; But we have put our hand 
again to the Plough, and if we do not look back, it must go 
over the very foundations of the Enemy's Country. 

His Majesty's Most Gracious Promises have been a great 
Encouragement to You, and the very Foundation that enabled 
you to make the Efforts You have done. — 

His Majesty hath Recommended to Parliament the Services 
You engaged in „ the Year 1756, and You will see they have 
accordingly Granted ^27,380 : 19 : 11 y 2 Sterling to Reim- 
burse You the Expences You incurr'd in supplying Provi- 
sions to the Troops that Campaign — This Gracious & Pater- 
nal Regard in his Majesty, This Kind & Affectionate Atten- 
tion in the Parliament of Great Britain to the Interest of this 
Province cannot but Affect us with warmest Gratitude, and 
be an Earnest, a certain Assurance that We shall never fail 
of recieving from thence a Compensation for our Services in 
proportion to the Spirit with which at any time We shall 
exert them 

As it is your Method and what is thought prudent for a 
Young Country to make a Temporary Provision for the 
Troops which you pay from time to time as occasion may 
arise and the Service may require. I must Recommend to 
your consideration such further Provision as the present State 
of tlie Service may require. 

For tin Troops with General Abercromby ; For the Forces 
on the Frontiers; For the Ship King George. 

There have some Expenses arisen by sending such of our 
Soldiers to the Army as tin- ( >fficers did not Collect and take 



142 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

with them when they marched ; and some by sending back 
such as they suffered to Return ; As the General Court have 
done so much to Assist & Support the Levies both in their 
Grants and in the Laws they provided, sure tis but Justice 
that if there be any by whose Faults these Expences have 
arisen They should bear them 

I cannot here Omit making my publick Acknowledgments 
to His Honor the Lieutenant Governor for the Labours he 
took, and the Effects his Labours had in Stopping some Evils 
that were arising from these Faults. 

Having been informed that Numbers of our People who 
have been dismissed from the Service as Unfit by sickness 
for farther Duty were lying upon the Road in great Want & 
Distress brought on by serving the Publick requires I have 
with the Advice of his Majestys Council sent forward M r 
Foye to see that such as are Real Objects of publick Care be 
taken care of properly, and on proper Terms, and that such 
as are not, be not suffered to loiter upon the Road but be 
sent to their respective places, by which I should hope on 
one hand that none who are in distress will be neglected, and 
on the other that such Endless Accounts as have been sent 
in on these occasions may be avoided. 

Being also applied to in very pressing Terms that the Sick 
of our Troops were dying for want of Medicines proper for 
Camp disorders, I could not suffer the People to dye while I 
examin'd the Propriety of this fresh Application tho so 
Much had been already Granted. — Some such Medicines 
therefore have been sent to our People. 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Represent ves 
Amidst the Blessings that have Attended the General Ser- 
vice, I must Acquaint you that the Enemy unable to Resist, 
and not daring to withstand these Operations where the Gen- 
eral Forces are Collected, Have by several Attempts turned 
their Arms against the Eastern & Western Frontiers of this 



OF THE 8TATE OF MAINE 143 

Province by its situation alone uncovered with the General 
Operations and weakened by the Numbers we have sent off 
to that Service. I recieved information from Brigadier 
Monckton Commanding in Nova Scotia that the Enemy in 
conjunction with the Indians of S* Johns & Penobscot were 
Meditating an Attempt against Georges Fort and the Settle- 
ments there. The Attempt was made, But by the measures 
taken to oppose it, I have the pleasure to Acquaint You that 
the Attempt was without Effect. I had some Men at the 
Castle which were intended for the Western Forces, These 
with Stores & Ammunition were thrown into George's Fort 
as a Reinforcement. The fitting out the Sloop Massachusetts 
( already in the Pay of this Government ) as a Tender to the 
King George is all the Expence the Government will incur 
on this Occasion. 

The State and Situation of our Frontiers become every 
day more & more Critical. I must therefore earnestly Rec- 
ommend them to Your most Serious Consideration ; I shall 
direct the Secretary to lay before You all Papers relative to 

the Matters of Your Consideration 

T Pownall 
Oct r 4. 1758. 

Copy Examined 



Letter from James Howard 

Fort Western Dec r 10, 1758. 
May it please Your Excellency Capt n William Lithgow 
Esq told me that Your Excellency gave Orders to him to 
Bend up the Mens Names that were Uneasy by Reason of 
their Being so long Detained in the Service at this Fort all 
whose Names Your Excellency may See here Signed with 
their own Hands — and I with all Dutifull Submission pray 

Your Excellency would be pleased to order them to bo Dis 



144 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

missed as soon as the Circumstances will Admit, and with all 
Submission begg leave to Subscribe myself 

Your Excellency's Most Dutiful & most Obedient Humble 
Serv 1 

James Howard 

his 

Morris X Wheeler 

mark 

William Brooks 

his 

John £> Gazlin 

mark 



Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To his Excellency Thomas Pownali Esq Cap 1 General & 
Commander in chief in and over said Province, the 
Hon ble his Majesty's Council, & House of Representa- 
tives in Gen 1 Court assembled December 28 th 1T58 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of a place called New 
marblehead in the County of York, Humbly Sheweth 

That they labour under great Difficulties for Want of hav- 
ing the Gospel preach'd amongst them, having never had a 
proper Meeting House at all nor a minister these many 
Years ; for what the Proprietors formerly in part built, and 
called a Meeting House, was nothing more than the Name of 
one, never answerd the Purpose, and is long since gone to 
Ruin. Neither have said Inhabitants had any Minister with 
them for these five years past, excepting one Winter they 
themselves hired a Gentleman to preach, which they were 
poorly able to do, being but Twenty Eight in Number, and 
in low Circumstances. Their distress'd Condition they have 
often represented to the Proprietors, and begged their Assist- 
ance; but they altho' Sixty in Number, are all excepting 
four, Non-residents ; and having given a small Part of a Right 
to some or Other of the Inhabitants for Setling, own more 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 145 

than three Quarters of the Township yet, and notwithstand- 
ing their unimprov'd Lands are daily advanced in Value by 
the Improvements made by the Inhabitants, yet they are deaf 
to all their Cries, and refuse to be at any Expence, that they 
may have a Setled Ministry amongst them, by means whereof 
they have been Obliged to live like Heathen. To remedy 
which your Petitioners about two Years ago, apply'd to the 
Hon ble the Gen 1 Court for Relief, and the Matter was then in 
part inquired into, but for what Reasons your Petitioners 
cannot tell, never came to an Issue, so that they have remain'd 
in the same bad Situation ever Since. 

Your Petitioners are not only sufferrers in the above Par- 
ticulars but their Children are also bred up in Ignorance for 
want of a School, having never had one in the Place since 
the first Settlement thereof, altho near or quite Twenty Years 
since. For not having Incouragement from the Proprietors, 
the Number of Inhabitants, have increas'd but slowly, and 
now not one half requisite by Law to transact Town Affairs, 
wherefore it was not possible for them legally to raise Money 
among themselves for the Support of a School or any other 
Use that might be for the good of the whole. 

These Difficulties your Petitioners have long sufferred and 
must yet longer, unless relived by this Hon ble Court — 

Wherefore they humbly pray your Excellency and Honours 
that a Tax may be laid on the Non resident Proprietors Lands 
in said Township, in Order to raise a Fund for building a 
Meeting House, and Supporting a Minister amongst them ; 
And that said Inhabitants may have Power to raise & Collect 
Money among themselves, for the Support of a School in s d 
Township, or any Other Use that may be Judg'd by the 
Major part of said Inhabitants for the Benefit of the whole : 
or that they may Otherwise have Redress, as to your Excel- 
lency & Honours known Wisdom & Goodness shall seem 
meet — 



10 



146 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

And your Petitioners as in Duty bound will ever pray 

Abraham anderson Samuel Webb John Manchester 

Gli Webb Caleb Graff am Thomas Meayberr_ 

John farrow Samel Mathes Hugh Crague 

Curtis Chute Robert Mugford Ephreaim Winship 

William Elder John Bodge Zerubebel Hunawel 

Joseph Starling John Stevens Jun r Tho 8 Chute 

William Meayberry Richard Mayberry 

In the House of Rep r8 Jan 1 ? 12 th 1759.— 

Read and Ordered, That the Petitioners notify the non 
resident proprietors of the Township of New Marblehead of 
this Pet n by inserting the Substance thereof in one or more 
of the public prints for three Weeks successively, That they 
shew Cause ( if any they have ) on the second Wednesday of 
the next Sitting of this Court why the Prayer thereof should 
not be granted. 

Sent up for Concurrence T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council Jan ry 15. Read & Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

In Council March 1 st 1759. Read and it appearing that 
the Time for Notifying the Non Resident Proprietors of the 
Township of New Marbled of this Petition by inserting the 
Substance thereof in one or more of the Publick Prints for 
three Weeks Successively is eslapsed. Therefore Ordered 
that the Consideration thereof be referred to the second 
Wednesday of the next May Session and that in the mean 
Time the Pet rs notify them thereof agreeable to the former 
Order 

Sent down for Concurrence Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 

In the House of Rep ve8 March 2 1759 

Read and Concurd T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council June 13. 1759 Read again together with the 
Answer of the Non resident Proprietors and Ordered that 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 147 

Samuel Watts and Benj a Lincoln Esq" with such as the 
Hon ble House shall appoint be a Committee to take this Peti- 
tion and Answer under Consideration and report what they 
Judge proper to be done thereon. 

Sent down for Concurrence Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 

In the House of Rep yeB June 13, 1759 

Read and Concur'd and M r Bradbuiy Col Lawrence and 
Cap* Marcy are Joyned in the Affair. 

S. White Spk r 

Message, Jan v 17, 1759. 

Gentlemen of the Council and House of Representatives 

There are at y e Forts Halifax and Western some Men with 
whom, I should be sorry to say, the Government had broke 
Faith. They were inlisted or impressed for that Service to 
continue a Year. It is now the third Year, and they are 
there still. As no provision hath been made since I came to 
the Chair to enable me to inlist Others in their room, I have 
used every just & due method to persuade them to continue. 
They do now claim their dismission. If I dismiss them the 
Garrison must be broke up & dismantled : if I detain them 
we shall continue within Ourselves, which has remained 
already too long an Example that this Government once 
grievously complained of, and which may on some future 
occasion preclude all pretence of reclaiming what this Gov- 
ernment would be sorry to be refused. That Justice there- 
fore which we expect from Others towards our own People 
let us shew to them Ourselves. 

The provision of a few dollars will enable to inlist Others, 
so as to dismiss these. I must therefore recommend it to 

you 

T Pownall 
Council Chamber January. 17. 1759 



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Letter from W m Lithgow " without Date.' 1 '' 

May it Please Your Excellency. 

In obedience to Your Excellency's Orders to me in Council 
Chamber last Oct r 1758 I here present Your Excellency the 
Several Mens Names under their Hands, who are Desirous 
of their Dismissions, and who have served in this Fort, some 
three and some Two Years. 

The Others that have not signed, I have according to Order 
gave them Your Excellency's Word and Honour, that any of 
such, as may be desirous of their Dismissions the first of 
Nov r 1759 will then According to Your Excellency's Word 
be discharged. This I take to be the Sense of Your Excel- 
lency's Instructions to me on this Particular — and as to 
any other Orders Your Excellency then gave me in Charge 
as Scouting &c — I have not been regardless thereof. 

May it Please Your Excellency — as the within Subscribers 
are uneasy on account of their having been detained here 
longer then what they engaged for, which was one Year, and 
now it is going on Three Years Since their Inlistments, there- 
fore by their earnest desire to me, I would with Submission 
humbly Intreat Your Excellency in their behalfs, that they 
may be Released as soon as y e Circumstances of this Affair 
will Permit, all which I would humbly Recommend & Sub- 
mitt to Your Excellency's most Wise Consideration, and with 
due Submission, beg lea ye to Subscribe my self Your Excel- 
lency's most Obedient & Most humble Servant 

William Lithgow 

John Blake James McPhetres John Wharton 

Joseph Woods John Limercy James McKibb 

his 

James GC McManus Timothy Bryan John Pumorey 

mark his his 

Bennet Woods Michael X Odriscal Edward X Cumerford 

mark mark 

William Martin Henery Hassett Alex d Grindley 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 149 

Message. Feb. 1, 1759 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives — 

When in my General Considerations of the Frontiers 1 
suggested to y e Gen 1 Court the Measure of Building a Fort 
at Penobscot, altho I was fully possess'd of the Necessity of 
its being done before Peace. Altho I saw that the General 
Court was of y e same Opinion & truely represented the Sense 
of y e Country which also was the same : Yet seing the Diffi- 
culties under which y e Country labour'd to make Supplies for 
y e many unavoidable Expences that were coming upon them 
I was unwilling at that Time or at any other Time by Urging 
the Matter further to reduce the General Court to that Dis- 
advantageous Alternative either of Refusing to Take Pos- 
session of & Fortifye their Territory as by Charter granted, 
or of engaging in an Expence they knew not the End of & 
were very unable to engage in : Yet as I endeavor never to 
loose sight of the Interest of the Country ; So in this partic- 
ular I never lost sight of this Measure. I laid it before his 
Majesty's Ministers, I proposed it to the late General who 
refer'd it to his Majesty's Ministers ; When Major Gen 1 
Amherst was Appointed General I proposed it also to him, 
least by waiting for Orders from England the Opportunity 
shou'd be lost. His Excellency is sensible not only of y e 
Importance but Necessity of - Measure & also of y e Necessity 
of its being done immediately & has engaged to reimburse 
me the Expence of Building such in whatever manner is 
most agreeable to Me, Neither will any expence Arise to the 
Province in Furnishing such Fort with Gunns & Ordenance 
Stores or other Necessaries as I have all such, belonging to 
)'■ Province now ready, All therefore that on this Occasion I 
apply to You for is that you will make Provision for such a 
Force as shall enable me to Take Possession of this Country 
& carry the Measure of Fortifyeing it into Execution, & also 
make Provision for the Pay & Subsistence of such Garrison 



150 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

as must be left there. To make which Matter also very easy 
to y e Country Ways & Means may be found. 

As the Crown has taken Possession of & Fortifyed S l 
John's River, The Enimy have now no Outlet to y e sea but 
thro this River Penobscot ; The Door being Shutt upon them 
in every other Part, & that only left open which leads to this 
Province, You must be in a worse Situation than You were 
before If You will not do Your Part, by yourselves taking 
Possession of these Lands. You know that as long as an 
Indian has any Claim to these Lands, the French will main- 
tain a Title to them : And thus notwithstanding all that has 
been done elsewhere, a Thorn will be left in the Side of this 
Province and whatever Peace may be made & however the 
Other Provinces may enjoy it, This Province must labour on 
still under y e Miseries of Warr even in the time of Peace. 
All this may be prevented by Taking Possession of this 
Country now in Time of Warr : By doing this You will have 
y e Honor of Compleating His Majesty's Dominions on the 
Atlantic : You will root up the seeds of another Warr and 
secure the Title of these Lands to the Subjects of this Prov- 
ince. Had You no immediat Assistance in Doing this You 
cou'd not in Duty to his Majesty who has Done & is Doing 
so much for You ; You coud not in Duty to Your fellow sub- 
jects of this Province, refuse to engage in this Service But 
now General Amherst has Offer'd to reimburse the Expences 
of Building this Fort & fortify eing What You thus Take 
Possession of If You Refuse it, You are without Excuse. 

T Pownall 
Province House 1 Feb r 1759. 

Letter, John MeKechnie to Gov Pownall 12 Feb. 1759 

May it Please your Excellency 

About five o Clock P. M. Saturday last Three Indians at 
a Small distance from the fort with a flagg, was at I much a 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 151 

loss what to do in such a Critical Circumstance having no 
Instructions relative thereto, My Cap* not being at home 
made it the more Difficult, for he Set out the tuesday pre- 
ceeding with Seven men and a pillot for the head of S* 
Georges river in Order to find out the Carrying places 
between penobscut Bay and the Same 

I ordered a flagg to be put up at the fort, took with me 
the Armourer who understands the best of any in this place/ 
the Indian Language went to near where they were the 
three Indians came to us. I asked them what they came 
here for, they ans rd they had good News to tell but could not 
do it that Night being weary travelling, I took their arms 
from y m which Consisted of two guns one pistol & one 
hatchet & sent them to the fort. Told the Ind 8 that they 
could Not be admitted into the fort till I knew what they 
had to say. they urged it very Much Saying that the 
English men would kill them if we did not take Care of 
them. I took them to a small house about forty rods from 
our walls where they could Not get out, Nor None other 
Ind's to them, without being Discovered by our Centry's, 
gave them Strict charge Not to come out, for our guards 
would certainly fire upon them if they did, they said they 
would not come out till I came to them in the Morning, 
which I did and they delivered themselves as in their letter 
herewith sent, I insisted on One of them staying as a pledge 
of their fidelity, which altho' at first they Seemed backward 
at last Consented. I gave the two that went away a little 
eatible provisions to carry them along, took the other in to the 
Guard room put a Gentry over him; which I intend to take 
care of till my Cap 1 come home. Now I have given your 
Excellency a full Ace 1 of my proceedings, as also of what 
the Ind" said according as the arm r told me and if I have 
committed any IndUcrations in the affair I hope your Exc 1 ' 
will impute it to my Ignorance & want of instructions, which 



152 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I believe would be very Acceptable to Cap 1 North, before 
those twelve come in again No more but am 

May it please your Excellency your Excellency's Most 
humble & obed* Serv* 

John M c kechnie 
S l Georges 12 th Feb r 1759 



Letter to Mr. McKetchie 

Boston 24 February 1759. 
M r M c Kechnie 

You have acted very prudently and well and You have 
My approbation, Continue to do so, Use kindly and well, but 
also well guard and watch the Hostage Indian. Lett him 
have no Opportunity of Escaping. 

Stand firmly on Your Guard and Keep a Good look out 
for fear these Indians should have been sent only as Spies 
previous to an Attempt upon the Fort. Warn the People at 
the Blockhouse and on the River to be on their Guard. If 
You think there be any Suspicion of Danger of an Attack 
Take into the Garrison twenty or thirty of the Block house 
People and Allow them provisions. Have every thing ready 
and in Order as thd You expected an Attack every Morning. 
And see that Your Centries and guard be particularly Alert 
and Watchful in the Morning just before day break espec- 
ially Keep out constant Scout — and especially lett them 
often go out just after dark — . And when You have taken 
every precaution against Danger, and are as secure as Your 
Situation will Allow, then Lett the Indians know, that You 
despise all their Cunning and all their Force. But that if 
they be True in their Offers — There is my letter which 
Deliver to them. 

Thomas Pownall 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 153 

Letter, " Gov. Pownall to Col. Preble " 
Sir 

I received your Letter with pleasure. Your caution 
against any Lurking designs which the Indians might be 
supposed to have in coming in, was extreamly proper & pru- 
dent — Your Treatment of them also & your Refusing them 
any means of Trade, & rejecting their offers to it much to 
your Honor. — If there were any Error in your conduct 
twas on y e right side & that being small may easily be reme- 
died. Be Steady with y e Indians but not harsh — Treat 
them with Truth & with plain Truth be they never so dis- 
agreable, but at y e same time with benevolence. For the 
Spirit of my Conduct towards them is to bring them to a 
Sense of their Duty & proper Connections with us but to do 
this in order to use them well I make this Observation 
because I think You was rather too harsh, however tho I 
wou'd have you abate a little of y r harshness yet I woud not 
have you abate one Ace of Your Steadiness in letting them 
know that We now know how to Use our own Strength & 
their weakness, And tho' we wish to do them Good if by 
Proper Conduct they will putt it in our power we do it not 
from any fear of them but from pure motives of Pity & 
Benevolence. 

As I imagine you have had no opportunity of writing 
since your last of y e 27 th so I did not expect to hear from 
You, & as I cannot know how you circumstanced so I cannot 
give You any immediate directions as to particulars. By 
the enclosed Copy of the Establishment You'll see I have 
gott the Provision for y e Pay & Subsistence of y e 400 men 
Lengthen'd out a month longer You will see also the Estab- 
lishment for the Garrison as I shall at present dispose of 
y' Forces provided for. 

As to y e Works I write to y e Engineer M r Burbank & 
direct him to show You his letter in which You will sec his 
Orders to Obey & Execute all Your Commands. 



154 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

As to the Indians I do verily believe they mean to come 
in, but what they want to treat for & Obtain is — first to try 
to delay the time till the fall that they may see how y e Cam- 
paign between y e French ; & English turns out. 

Secondly to obtain some thing different terms than those 
I have offered of living near y e Fort. The First You must 
prevent if possible, & as to y e second there can be no trust 
in any Treaty they make, if the terms I have proposed be 
not complied with viz of their living with their Wives & 
Children under y e Protection of y e Fort nor cou'd I under- 
take ( as I do in my offers ) to be answerable for their Pro- 
tection any where else. As I think they are in Earnest 
about coming in and as we have gone some Stepps to which 
they have acceeded of Treating on the terms so I think we 
cannot use any Hostilities against them & their planting 
Ground while things remain as they are. Yet I cou'd still 
wish that a Strong body of our People might go up to their 
Planting Ground, which possibly may be brought about as 
follows. If they give you hopes of their coming in You 
must offer to fetch their Wives & Children & what Goods 
they may have &c in our Whale boats & to Escort them 
safe. Push this piece of Kindness upon them that you may 
have a proper pretence for sending a Strong body so farr as 
their Dwelling & Planting ground, but with strict Orders 
under the Severest Penalties to do them no violence, to seek 
no quarrels nor even to revenge any, unless absolutely drove 
to it for safety. This is what I wou'd wish to have done 
without delay, but how to give You Orders is absolutely 
impracticable for me as I know nothing of y e State & Situa- 
tion in which You & y e Indians may stand at present. If 
they have broke off all treaty & you have discover'd their 
design to deceive I wou'd have You send as Strong a body 
as You can Spare to burn & Destroy their Corn & Means of 
Subsistance & to destroy the Indians too if they can catch 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 155 

them. But as Matters now stand, No Risques are to be 
runn. You must have it executed in such Manner & to 
make y e Matter sure, or not do it att all. For it is much 
better never to attempt it, than to miscarry. If therefore 
You cannot do it so as in all human probability to secure y r 
Success Lett it not be done at all. — Remember not only y e 
Indians but their Allies y e Renegadoes Neutrals are also to 
be taken into y e Account. When the time draws near for 
dismissing the men You must then think of the Scout I men- 
tion'd to You before namely that of sending by Land a Hun- 
dred Men from Penobscot to Fort Halifax on Kenebeck. 
first up y e little River which comes into Penobscot R r on y e 
West side about 12 miles above You. thence over y e Indian 
carrying Place & down Sebestoocook to F l Halifax thence to 
Cushooc, thence to Amescoggin & Pesumpscot, to Falmouth. 
I have Orderd Provisions ( marching allowance ) for 100 
Men, for seven daies to be lodged at Cushoc. 

As I have found out that Fort Halifax is not above 30 
miles from You in a N & by W course & that y e Swamp or 
Meadow at y e Head of y e West branch of Georges River is 
not above 8 or 10 miles from F l Halifax & the great Pond 
at y e head of y e East branch of Georges from whence they 
carry into Pausegusawackeag is about, if not exactly, half 
Way between You & Fort Halifax. I must by all means 
have a Scout that Way & have it thoroughly reconnoitred. 
Give Orders to y e Scout that goes by Sebastoocook to build 
a Logg house at y e Carrying Place & Order the Scout that 
goes by y e heads of Georges River to build a Logg house 
either at the East or West head as they may be most Con- 
venient. A hundred may do for both these Scouts as that 
which goes by Georges River need be but a Small one of ten 
twelve or fifteen & I should apprehend between 80 or 90 
enough for the other. However I must leave you to judge 
<»f that, according to the Circumstances you are in, & accord- 



156 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ing to the Accounts You have of the Enemy. I had prom- 
ised Cap* Herrick that if it was in my Power He shou'd 
have y e Lieutenancy under You but it happens there is no 
Lieutenant allow'd You at Present. Nor is there allowance 
for a Gunner or Interpreter. You cannot do without y e 
Latter And as Macfarlin ask'd me to make some provision 
for _ I think if You make him a Serjeant with Ensign's or 
Lieutenant's Rank he will be very well off & the End will 
be answerd & I make no doubt of his Accepting it, & being 
thankfull for it. The Reason of my giving him the Rank is 
that he may appear with proper Character to y e Indians & 
also as he has had it already. And as to y e pay tis more 
than he has ever had before or cou'd have expected except 
on this Expedition. You dismiss M r Burbank as soon as the 
Establishment is over. You will detain six of y e Best of y e 

Whale Boats. 

T Pownall 



To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r , The Honourable 
his Majesties Council and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court assembled, Feb. 28 th 1759 

The memorial of the Subscribers, who usually follow the 

Fishing Business, on the Eastern Coasts of this Province, 

Humbly Sheweth. 
That in Order to take the Cod Fish about Damarels Cove 
and those parts in the Months of April and May, it has been 
found necessary to Catch Shadd and Alewives for Bait, other 
Bait not at all answering in those Seasons, 

That for many years it has been a constant and till last 
year an Uninterrupted practice to take the said Bait for the 
most of those two months, in a Small Crick called Mill Crick, 
that lyes in the Island of Arowsick, upon the Easterly Side 
of Kenebeck River, the only place we can be Supplyed, with 
safety and in Season. 



OP THE STATE OF MAINE 



157 



But so it is may it please your Excellency and Honours 
that the Inhabitants of the Town wherein the said Island of 
Arowsick lyes, whether Legally, or from any misapprehension 
of the Law, we cant say, Did the last year appoint a Person 
to inspect the taking Said Bait ; who would not suffer us to 
take any unless we bought them of him, or unless we would 
give him so much for them L a venture, before we took them 
our Selves, which proceedings did greatly obstruct and hinder 
our fishing business, and if continued it must discourage and 
Break it up, this we believe will be plain, if it is considered 
that we go more than Twenty Miles from our fishing ground 
to get this Bait ; that we fetch it by Turnes, among all the 
Boats, that fish at said Cove, So that the hindrance of those 
that fetch it, is the hindrance of the whole, which must oft 
happen if a bargain must always be made with Some person, 
and perhaps one of no very good Condition neither, beside 
the cost of buying at their own price. 

Wherefore your Petitioners most humbly Pray that if the 
Law docs now Justify the said Inhabitants in this proceeding 
that the Same may be altered or otherwise Relieve your 
memorialists lest this Branch of the Fishing business where 
a great Deal of fish is yearly taken be Lost 

And as in Duty Bound Shall Pray 

Moses Foster Stephen Burnum 

Stephen Choate John Caires 

David Low Jun r 

Humphrey Choate 

John Foster 
Thomas Lufken Jur Joshua Martin 
Ainmi Burnam Simeon Burnam 
Frances Cogswell Ebnezer Low 
Thomas Giddinge 

In the House of Rep™ March 17 1759 

Read and Ordered that the Prayer of (his Pet" be so far 



Thomas Choate 

Amos Burnam 

Jonathan Smith 



James Eveleth Jun 1 
Jeremiah Choate 
Solomon Burnam 
Humphry Willems 
David Burnum 
Nehemiah Story 
Joseph Wells 
Thomas Burnam 



158 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

granted as that the Pet" or any others who may have occa- 
sion to take the Fish called Ale wives in the Creek called 
Mill Creek for bait for fishing, shall have liberty to take the 
said Fish in said Creek for the Use aforesaid ; They not to 
Obstruct or molest the People from taking the said Fish at 
the same place. 

Sent up for concurrence T. Hubbard Spk r 

In Council March 17, 1759 

Read and Nonconcured A Oliver Sec r 



New Marblehead Meeting House. 

Falmouth May 28 th 1759. 
We the Subscribers being well acquainted with the House 
the Proprietors of New Marblehead, built there, design'd for 
a Meeting House, at y e Request of M r Abraham Anderson, 
one of the Inhabitants of New Marblehead, to give our Judg- 
ment of s d Building, do declare that the said House never 
was finish'd nor was y e work done in a Workmanlike Manner, 
so far as was done, no Floor ever laid, nor Windows to said 
House Neither was y e House ever under piivd, nor fit for y e 
People to meet in. — 

Nathan Winslow Isaac Ilsley Thomas Haskell 

Caleb Graffum Aron Stevens 



Province of the Massachusetts Bay — 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Commander in 
Chief, and to the Honourable His Majesty's Council, and 



OF THE STATE OP MAINE 159 

House of Representatives of said Province in General Court 
Assembled the Sixth Day of June 1759. The Subscribers 
a Comittee of the Proprietors of the Common & undivided 
Lands in a place calFd New=Marblehead in the County of 
York : Humbly Shew, in their behalf — 

That in Obedience to the Order of this Honourable Court 
of the 12 th and 13 th of Jan ry A. D. 1758 appointed a Com- 
mittee with Orders to repair to the said place, and take an 
exact Account of the Condition of that Settlement, in order 
to its being laid before this Honourable Court, which Comit- 
tee not attending that Service, the said Proprietors at their 
Meeting in March last appointed Mess" John Wight & Sam- 
uel Turner to do it, who have accordingly been on the Spot ; 
whose Pteport together with a true Copy of the Original Grant 
of the s d Township with a List of the Original Grantees, we 
now beg leave to lay before you. 

And in Answer to the Petitions of the Inhabitants of that 
place now depending before your Excellency and this Hon ble 
Court we beg leave to say, That A. D. 1737. the Grantees of 
said Township at their own Expence erected a Meeting House 
there 38 feet long, 28 feet wide & 14 feet Stud, That A. D. 
1743 they settled the Rev* M r John Wight in the Work of 
the Ministry there, who was Ordain'd and continued there 
during his Life viz 1 till 1752, during which Time he was 
Supported wholly by the Grantees, to which the Settlers, as 
such, contributed nothing, That M r Wight made use of the 
said Meeting House and preach'd in it till the Year 174G 
ulirn the Inhabitants pull'd it down, and afterward met in 
the Fort, or Block-House, built there by the Government. 
That upon the Death of M r Wight, the Grantees Appre- 
hended, That it was high Time that the Settlement of the 
Sixty Families enjoin'd by the Grant should be eonipleated, 
and thai then it would bemosl fit that the Inhabitants should 
by themselves choose and contract with a Minister: And the 



160 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Grantees as such should assist them in his Support, This the 
Proprietors have been always ready to do ; And had the Set- 
tlement been compleated according to the Terms of the Grant, 
or in Many Years after, the Inconvenience complained of 
would not have hapned ; As to a Meeting House, the Block 
House which they have used for that purpose ever since the 
Meeting House was pull'd down will we hope, be sufficient 
to accomodate the Families there, till the number of Setlers 
shall be compleated, And the Inhabitants Incorporated ; which 
we hope by the Order of your Excellency and this Honour- 
able Court, will soon be effected ; and in the mean Time the 
Proprietors have at their last March Meeting ordered the pay- 
ment of 60 Dollars out of their Treasury to assist the Inhab- 
itants in procuring preaching there, and there is no Reason 
to doubt, but that the said Proprietors will from Time to 
Time as there may be occation, make further Grants for that 
purpose, which we apprehend will be the most Salutary 
Method of Supporting the preaching the Gospel there, until 
the said Settlement be compleated, and the Inhabitants Incor- 
porated as aforesaid, and then the Proprietors will readily 
contribute to assist the Inhabitants in Rebuilding the Meet- 
ing House and Resettling a Minister there ; and if they fail 
may be compelled to it — And as a Number of Defective 
Grantees are in large Arrears of the several Tax's that have 
been laid on them ( & duly Notefied ) for bringing forward 
the Settlement, and the Creditors of the said Township by 
that Means remaining unpaid, We pray that the present 
Assessors, viz* Nathan Bowen, John Wight & Samuel Turner 
or a Quorum of them, may be authorized to Sell and Legally 
convey so much of the Delinquents Rights through the Town- 
ship will pay said Arrears. And as the Boundary Lines 
betwixt this Township, and the Towns of Falmouth & North 
Yarmouth have never yet been settled, the ascertaining of 
which is of great Importance to this Township ; We pray 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 161 

that your Excellency and Honours will please to Order some 
proper Methods for effecting the same — 
All which is submitted by 

Your Excellency's and Honour's Most Obedient, 
Hum 11 Serv ts 

Nathan Bowen Will m Goodwin 
John Wight Samuel Turner 

"New Marblehead Petition &c June 6 1759 To Lie." 



A List of 29 Lotts in New Marblehead that were setled 
April 26 th 1759, with the Names of the Origenal Grantees 
to whome they belong'd 

N° By whome drawn. 

3, Robert Paramore, 5, Michael Bowden, 6, Samuel Stacey 
3 d , 7, Ebenez r Hawkes Jun r , 10, Thomas Wood, 12, Thomas 
Chute, 16, James Sharer, 19, Joseph Majory, 21, John Stacey, 
22, Richard Reed, 23, John Bayly, 26, James Perryman, 27, 
Moses Calley, 30, Nathan Bowen, 32, Abrah m Howard Esq, 
38, Benjamin James Ju r , 42, Isaac Mansfield, 44, Joseph 
Howard, 46, Samuel Brimblecomb, 47, Joseph Griffin, 48, 
Joseph Smethurst, 49, Will." Ingalls, 51, John Felton, 52, 
Joseph Blany Esq, 53, Andrew Tucker, 55, Nathani 1 Evans, 
57, William Meberry, 58, William Goodwin, 61, Giles Ivimy. 

An Account of the Settlement att N Marblehead And by 
who made this 26 April A D 1759 — 
No 1 — School Lot unsetled 

2 — -8 Acres Land Cleared } Duble house Settl* 1 

3 — Ditto S by Maxwel May bury 1755 

4 — unsetl e " under y° Care Esq r T 

5 — 9 Acers Cleard with a house as setled by 

Epharam Winship 1750 

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162 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

6 — 9 Ditto with a Barn setl d by Epharam Winship 1*750 

7 — 8 Ditto with a house Setl d by Joseph Sterling 1751 

8 — 9 Ditto with the Remains of a house Setl ed 

by Joseph Sterling 1750 

9 — 10 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setled _ 

John Bodge 1744 

10 — 10 Ditto with a house Setl ed — John Bodge 1752 

11 _ 8 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl ed Will m 

Maybery 1740 

12 — 7 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d Curtis 

Chute 

13 — 7 Ditto j no houses Improved by Cp 1 Thorn 8 

14 _ 7 Ditto ) Chute 

15 — 8 Ditto y e house Rotten Down Sett d Gershum 

Mansheter Deceas d 1740 

Oulton. 16 — 9 Ditto with a house Setl ed by John 

Mansheter 1752 

17 — 13 Ditto 1 

jg 13 Ditto I These Four Belong to Thomas 

19 13 Ditto f Maybery with a Garrison house 

20 — 11 Ditto j on N ° 19 

21 — 10 Ditto with a house Setl ed by Sam 11 Webb 1752 

22 — 7 Ditto with a house Setl ed by Sam 1 Math- 

ews Deceased 1751 

23 — 8 Ditto with a house Setl ed by Seth Webb^ 

24 — 8 Ditto the house Rotten Down Own d by J- 4744 

s d Webb 

j 

25 — 15 Ditto with a house but N° family j 

26 — 15 Ditto Setl d by W Maybery i 1750 

27 — 15 Ditto no house, Belongs to Rich d May- 

bery w° Dwelt with his father 

28 — 9 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d by 

Nathl Starbord deces d 1745 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 163 

29 — 12 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d by 

John Farrow Deces d 1740 

30 — 12 Ditto a Garrison* 1 house 'Setl d by John 

Farrow Deces d 1752 

31 — 12 Ditto the house Rotten Down Belonging 

_ s d Farrow 1743 

32 — 12 Ditto with a house Setl d by Stephen 

Mansheter 1742 

33 — 2 Ditto Ministeri 11 Lott 

34 — 7 Ditto upon which stands Province Fort 

35 — 7 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d by 

Rev r M r Wight 

36 — 15 Ditto a Rotten Down house Buil* by Abra- 

ham Anderson 1740 

37 — 15 Ditto a Rotten Down house Buil 1 by s d 

Anderson 1740 

38 — 14 Ditto a house now Standing Buil 1 by s d 

Anderson 1750 

39 _ 7 Ditto a house Built & Sctl d _ Thorn 8 

Humphrys Deces d 1742 

40 — 7 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl' 1 Sam 11 

Elder Deces d 1743 

Dul ton 41 — 7 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d - 

Jonas Noys Deces d 1748 

42 — 5 Ditto a house Belonging Cp l Chute 1752 

43 — 4 Ditto with a house but no family 

44 — 7 Ditto with a house Setl' 1 by Zub" Hunniw 11 1756 

45 — 7 Ditto ) 

Q ^. a Duble house setl d by Will" 1 Elder 1753 

4i> — 8 Ditto ) 

47 — 14 Ditto a house now improved by John 

Steven Deces* 
4X — 14 Ditto a house now iiiiprov' 1 by John 

Stevens Seno* 
49 _ 7 Ditto by Mich 11 Walker who is Setl" on 

the Hundred Acers 



1751 



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50 — 12 Ditto with a Barn belonging Hugh Crage ) -tf^ 

51 — 12 Ditto with a house belonging s d Crage J 

52 — 14 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d by 

Tho Bolton 1741 

53 — 14 Ditto a Garrisond house Belonging Will m 

Bolton 1744 

54 — 13 Ditto house Rotten Down Setl d Tho Bolton 1742 

55 — 12 Ditto a house Belonging Robert Muckford 1755 

56 — 10 Acres with a house Belonging John May-' 

bery 

57 — 10 Ditto with a house where s d May bery 

now dwells 

58 — 9 Ditto with a house setl d by Eleazer Chase 1751 

59 — 9 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d by 

Brown Deces d 1750 

60 — 7 Ditto the house standing but no family \ 
61_9 Ditto a Garrison d hous Belong in Caleb [ 1749 

Grafton > 

62 — 2 Ditto no house nor family Belonging Wi 11 

Knights 

63 — 9 Ditto the house Rotten Down Setl d by 

Caleb Grafton 1743 

Quantity Acers Land Clear d g Sam 11 Turner 

in s d Town 594 John Wight 



The Names of the Familys now Sett d at N Marblehead taken 
by John Wight & Sam 1 Turner 

Setled 
No 3 Max 11 Maybery 30 John Farrow 

5 Cha 8 Winship 32 Stephen Mansheter 

6 Gershum Winship 35 Abr m Anderson 

7 Joseph Sterling 44 Zub 1 Hunniwell 



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165 



10 John Bodge 
12 C Chute 
42 Tho Chute 
16 John Mansheter 
19 Tho Maybery 

21 Sam 1 Webb 

22 Sam 1 Mathews 

23 SethWebb 

26 Will m Maybery 

27 Rich d Maybery 



46 Will m Elder 

47 John Stevens Jun r 

48 John Stevens Sen r 

49 Mich 1 Walker 

51 Hugh Crage 

52 Tho 8 Bolton 

53 Will" 1 Bolton 
55 Rob 1 Muckford 

57 John Maybery 

58 Eleaz r Chase 
61 Caleb Grafton 

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Petition of Proprietors of Neguassett. 1759. 

Province of Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esquire Captain Gen- 
eral Governor and Commander in Chief in and Over the 
Province aforesaid and Vice Admiral of the Same, and 
to the Hon ble His Majestys Council and the House of 
Representatives of the said Province in General Court 
Assembled at Boston May 30 th 1759. 
The Petition of Us the Subscribers the present Proprietors 
and Planters of a Certain Tract of Land commonly called 
Neguassett in the County of York holding in the Right of 
.Miss" Lake and (hake deceased Humbly Shews 

That your Petitioners are the Proprietors and Planters of 
a certain Trad of Land called Neguasset lying in the County 
of fork aforesaid which Tract of Land is bounded & described 
as follows Beginning a1 Towessick guti at the head of Arrow- 
sick Island or George Town so called and running Northerly 
on Sagadahoc or Kennebcck River to a certain Pine Tree 
marked which is the firsl marked tree in y* boundary Line 



166 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

between the said Province and the Plimouth Company from 
thence Easterly on said Line to Mountsweeg River as the 
Line is now established, and from thence Southerly down said 
River and Mountsweeg Bay including an Island called Oak 
Island and from thence again Southerly Round a point of 
Land called Phips's point and from thence Westerly to a 
point called Hawkomoka Point, and from thence Northerly 
running through Hells-gate so Called into Towessick or Neg- 
uassett Bay to the bounds first mentioned as by an Authen- 
tic^ Plan of the said Tract of Land hereunto Annexed and 
presented wherein the Same is more particularly delineated 
and described will more fully appear — 

That your pet rs by reason of their not being incorporated 
Labour under many and great difficulties and disadvantages 
with respect to the preaching of the Gospel among them, and 
having no Settled Minster, but are obliged to Embrace any 
Opportunity when they can procure it, to have the Gospel 
preached among them gladly paying for it, and that hitherto 
has been but very Seldom, untill Since the Month of January 
last — 

That your pet rs among themselves by a voluntary private 
Subscription have Sett up and are Erecting a very Conven- 
ient House for the public Worship of God, and with his bless- 
ing they intend to finish it in a Commodious and Suitable 
manner — 

That your pet 1 ' 8 notwithstanding this, are under many other 
difficulties by reason of their not being incoraged, as they can 
carry on no regular Religious Order among themselves and 
their respective familys w ch they greatly Lament and bewail — 

Wherefore your petitioners most humbly pray this Hon ble 
Court to take their Unhappy Circumstances into your pater- 
nal Consideration and out of your known Wisdom and good- 
ness for the regular Order and promotion of Religion in the 
Province, to Incorporate your petitioners and the Lands afore- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



167 



mentioned into a Township or District by the Name of Wool- 
wich, or such other Name as your Excellenc}^ and Honours 
shall think fitt and to Vest them with such priveledges and 
immunities as other Towns or Districts within this Province 
by Law are invested with and Enjoy, and under such Regu- 
lations, and Limitations, as this Hon ble Court shall Judge fit- 
ing and proper for their Circumstances — 

And your Petitioners ( as in duty bound ) shall ever pray 
&c a — 

James Grant Thomas Stinson 

Sam 11 Harnden James Savage 
Elijah Grant Daniel Lankester 



David Gilmor 
Elihu Lankester 
Joseph Paine 
Mich 1 Card 
Edward Savage 
Simon Cross 
Joseph Lankes te 
Robert Stinson 



John Curtis 
Jonathan Carlton 
Richard Greenleaf 
Joshua Bayley 
Aaron Abbit 
Samuel Lemon 
James Blanchard 
William Gilmor 



Sam 11 Harnden Ju r Daniel Savage 
S G Samuel Greenleaf 



Solomon Walker 
Samuel Banchard 
Joseph G 
Joshua Farnham 
Ebnr Smith 
Isaac Savage 
Andrew Grant 
Nathanael Webb 
Simon Sloman 
Ebenezer Brookens 
John Carlton 
John Pain 



In the House of Rep ve8 June 9 1759 Read and Ordered 
that the Pet™ serve the Town of George Town (so called ) 
as also the first Parish in said Town with copys of their Pet" 
by leaving an attested copy thereof with their respective 
Clerks that they may shew cause if any they have on the 
Second tuesday of the next Sitting of the Court why the 
Prayer thereof should not be granted. 

Sent up for concurrence S: While Spk 1 

In Council June 9. 17o'.> Read and Concurd 

Tho" Clarke Dp 1 ? Secry 
In Council Oct 1 11, 1759 

Read again together with a Vote of the Town of George 



168 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Town relative to the Affair : and Resolved That the Prayer 
of the Petition be so far granted as that the Petitioners have 
liberty to bring in a Bill for erecting the Lands prayed for 
into a District with power to join with the Town of George 
Town in the Choice of Representatives. 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ves Oct r 11. 1759 

Read and Concurd S : White Spk r 



Speech. June 1, 1759 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives 

Since the Dissolution of the Late Assembly I have been to 
the Penobscot Country a Larg & Fine Tract of Land in the 
Dominions of the British Crown belonging to this Province, 
but for many Years a Den for Savages & a lurking Place for 
some Renegadoe French : By the Blessing of God I have suc- 
ceeded in taking Possession thereof, & have I hope establish'd 
that Possession by Fixing a Fort on y e Penobscot River in 
such situation as to be very respectable for its own defense 
being no where commanded, but more so for y e Command it 
holds of both Branches of y e River & of the Carrying Place 
therefrom ; of Edgemoggin Reach y e Outlett, & of Pentagoet 
the Rendevouz, of the Eastern Indians when they come against 
our Frontiers. — This River was y e last & only door That 
the Enimy had left to y e Atlantic & I hope this is now fairly 
shutt upon them, What is Necessary to inform Your Judg- 
ment Provision for Carrying y e Measure to its Utmost Effect 
I will order to be laied before You with - Plans & Surveys. 
Before my departure I issued out beating Orders for the 
raising the Second Levy of 1500 Men for which the late 
House had made Provision : I entrusted the care of Forming 
& Sending them Off to His Honor the L l Gov r , the very 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 1G9 

proper Dispositions & Dispatch which He has made deserve 
my thanks I will lay before You, what has been done as to 
the Success & Disposal of the Levies, by the Report which 
the L l Gov r makes to me 

T Pownall 
Council Chamber June 1 st 1759 



Message. « 6 June 1759." 

Memorandums 
As the Service that must Arise to this Country from take- 
ing Post & building a Fort at Penobscot - can never arise 
from a Garrison lying idle in & about y e Fort - I propose to 
Consider y e Fort rather as a Lodgment for a Body of Men - 
from win-nee I will keep out constant Scouts & Ambushes at 
all y e Passes that lead to our Settlements, so as to Check y e 
Indians from coming in small lurking Parties — 
For this Six Whale-boats will be necessary 



As the only Way to Curb & Restrain y e Indians is by 
offensive measures, such as shall render it impracticable for 
them to subsist. I propose, if they do not come in by Fair 
Means, to send a Body of Men to find out their Planting 
Ground & Settlements & Destroy them, as they do ours. So 
that in Winter they must be either starv'd (for y e French 
cannot support them ) or come into us & depend upon us for 
their bread — 

As \" lie>t Defense for our Frontiers is a Knowledge & 
Practical Use of that Knowledge, of the Country — I wou'd 
propose to send Home by Land ( instead of in Sloops ) a hun- 
dred or 150 Men across from Penobscot to Tort Halifax two 
ways to which I have found out — & from thence by Ames- 
n Sa Pesumpscot to Falmouth — 



170 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I woud also know all y e Passes about Penobscot. 

For these services and lengthening out y e Establishment 
for y e Forces there two months is necessary. If y e Court 
will do that — I will dismiss them in a shorter time if it can 
be done sooner 

T P own all 



Petition of the Brethren of the Second Church and Parish in 

Falmouth. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay June 1759 
To his Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Cap 1 General and 

Governour in and over his Majestys s d Province the Hon, 

ourable his Majestys Council and House of Representatives 

in General Court Assembled 

We the Subscribers Inhabitants & Brethren of the Second 
Church and Parish in Falmouth in the County of York 
apprehending ourselves greatly aggrieved at the pretended 
Settlement of one Epraim Clark, in the Ministerial Office 
over the Church and Congregation in said Parish, in the fol- 
lowing very Extraordinary and violent Manner, viz 1 after a 
great and Solemn Council of Fifteen Churches mutually 
chosen and agreed on by both Parties held in said Parish in 
July 1755. which Council spent three Days in Examining 
and considering the Objections that were offered against his 
being settled here as a Minister, and on mature Considera- 
tion of the Debates and Arguments us'd on both Sides, the 
Vote was put, whether it was thought proper for M r 
Ephraim Clark to be Settled in said Parish, in the work of 
the ministry, and it pass'd in the negative ; and as the Par- 
ties had agreed, that their Result shou'd be desisive, we 
apprehended the Dispute and Difference, relative to said M r 
Clark, was at an end, yet notwithstanding, the said M r Clark 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 171 

and his Adherents have diverse times since, in vain, sent out 
Letters to such Churches in the Country, as they thought 
they cou'd prevail with, to come and Install him ; but at last 
have procur'd M r John Rogers of Kittery, M r Cleaveland of 
Jabacco, and M r Cleaveland of Glocester, with their Dele- 
gates, as we Suppose, who did on the twentieth of May Sev- 
enteen Hundred and Fifty-six meet in said Parish, to whom 
we Sfmt our Remonstrance and desired to be heard, which 
we cou'd not obtain ; whereupon they went to the Meeting- 
House ; where we made a second Demand to be heard, and 
Instead of making us an answer, they Quitted the Meeting- 
House, and in a riotous and Tumultuous Manner, went to 
one M r Simontons Orchard, and there they performed Some 
Ceremonies which they call'd and the people Understood to 
be, an Installment of the said Clark, which proceedings of 
the said Clark and his adherents and those three Gentlemen ; 
we can't but look upon to be contrary to Law, contrary to 
the Platform and contrary to the order of the Churches of 
this Lund. Whereupon as Disorders of this nature in Setr 
tling of Laymen are continually repeated and the prevail' 8 
Disposition of the Multitude in many Towns in the Prov- 
ince, is toward them, and as ever since the s d Installment we 
have been harrass'd, persecuted and imprisond for Rates and 
Taxes, to support the s d Clark in the ministry here, whom 
we can't but look upon unquallify'd, and unfit for said 
Office, neither have we hitherto, nor can we in Reason or 
consience attend his ministry. — - Whefore your 
aggrieved, afflicted and Persecuted Petitioners most humbly 
and Earnestly pray, this Great and General Court, wou'd be 
Graciously pleas'd to take their distressed Circumstances 
under their wise Consideration and grant that we and our 
neighbours, who are in like manner oppress'd, may be Exempt 
from paying Taxes towards the support of the said Clark ; 
and have Liberty to join with the first Parish in said Fal- 



172 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



mouth or any other way grant such relief to your unhappy 
Petitioners as your Excellency and Honours shall see meet 
and your Petitioners as in Duty Bound shall ever pray &c : 

Will" 1 Wescot Ezekiel Cushing Ebenezer Doane Ju r 
Robert Thorndike William Wescot Ju r Robert Mitchell 



Josiah Skillin 
Tho 8 Ficket 
George Haslem 
Loring Cushing 
Will m Strout 
Robart Mayo 



Samuel York 
Eben r Thorndike 
Richard Wescot 
Jonathan Mitchell 
tho delono 
John Small 



Jonathan Loveitt 
Josiah Wastcot 
David Strout 
Joseph Sawyer 
Sephen Randell 
Daniel Strout 
Humphery Richards John Small Juner James Small 
John Delano Josiah Stanford Antony Strout 

Timothy Eldrege Eze Cushing Jun r 
Josiah Stanford iuner Robert Stanford 
Tho 8 Wimbly Whiteford Mayoo 

Jedediah Lombard James Wimble 
Robert Thorndike Juner Isaac Loveitt 

30 



Joshua Eldridge 
Joseph Stanford 
Christo Strout 
Isaac Small 
Jere Cushing 



In the House of Rep ive8 June 7. 1759 
Read and Ordered that the Pet" serve the Clerk of the 
second Parish in Falmouth with a copy of this Pet" that 
they shew cause ( if any they have ) on the second fry day of 
the next sitting of this Court why the Prayer thereof should 
not be granted. 

Sent up for concurrence 

S. White Spk r 
In Council 7 June 1759. 

Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

In Council Jan r 12 : 1760. Read again together with the 
Answer of the 2 d Parish in Falmouth and 

Ordered That Samuel Watts & Will" 1 Brattle Esq r w th 
such as the Honourable House shall join be a Committee to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 173 

take the Same under consideration and report what they 
judge proper for this Court to do thereon — Sent down for 
Concurrence. 

A Oliver Sec r 
In the House of Rep 1 ™ Jan? 15, 1760. 
Read and Concurd and Col° Gerrish Col° Sparhawk and 
M r Hearsey are Jojmed in the Affair. 

S : White Spk r 



Report Sf Order thereon. June 15, 1759. 

The Comtee on the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town 
Called New Marblehead have Considered the Same, and are 
1 nimbly of Opinion, that the said Inhabitants be Impowered 
by this IIon ble Court to Levey a Tax on all the Lands in s' 1 
Township of one peney half peney g acre for three Years the 
s d Tax to be applyd towards Building a Meeting House & 
settling a Minister and building a School House & hireing a 
School Master and other tilings for the Benifit of s d Town- 
ship and that they also be Impower'd to settle the Bounds of 
s d Township with the Town of Falmouth. Which is Hum- 
bly Submitted 

g Sam 1 Watts 
June 15 th 1759. g ord r 

In Council .June 15, 1759 Read and Accepted. And 
Ordered That the Petitioners have liberty to bring in a Bill 
accordingly, 

Sent down for ( '(incurrence A < )li\ er Scc r 

In the House of Rep™ June 15 L759 

load ami ( JonCUr'd S : White Spk 1 ' 

( 'ohseiiled to T Pownall 



174 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Petition of the Inhabitants of the Second Parish in Falmouth. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay July 1759 
To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Cap 1 General & 
Governour in and Over his Majestys Province of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New-England &c and Hon 11 his Majestys 
Council & House of Representatives in General Court 
Assembled — 

Humbly Shew, we the Subscribers Inhabitants of the Sec- 
ond Parish in the Town of Falmouth in y e County of York 
& Province aforesaid, that whereas a Number of the Church 
& Inhabitants of the Parish afores d Exhibited a Petition to 
the Gen 1 Court in their Last Sessions praying to be 
Exempted from paying Taxes towards the Support of one 
M r Ephraim Clark in s d Parish ; & we not having an Opper- 
tunity of Signing the s d Petition then & joining with the 
Petitioners — We pray that Your Excellency & Honours 
will grant that we may now join the said Petitioners, & that 
you will look upon us as Such & Exempt us also from pay- 
ing Taxes towards the Support of the said Clark & Your 
Petitioners as in Duty Bound shall ever pray &c. 
John Horton Joshua Strout 

Nathaniel Jordan Josiah Stanford Ju 

his 

Ebenezer X Cobb 

mark 



York ss at a town meeting held at Georgetown August 23 
A. D. 1759 by virtue of a warrant for that purpos 

Secondly Voted that the town do not incline to make any 
objections upon the granting the petition of the proprietors 
and planters comonly called nequaset their being made a 
town or otherways as the Legislature may think proper 
humbly hoping that the government will tak„ off from said 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 175 

town and lay on the petitioners a fitt proportion of pnblick 
charges to the province and county. 

Samuell Denny moderat'" 
a trew copy as appears of record as 

attest Samuell Denny town dark 

Letter from Sam 1 Harnden 

Georgetown September y e 3 d 1759 

S r 

Pursuant to Your &c Report to the Honourable house 
I have Notified the town of Georgetown and the first Parrish 
in said town and inclosed is A Copy of the towns Proceedings 
in the Affair and the Parrish on Seeing What the town had 
Done Declined Doing Any thing I Should Gladly have Wated 
on the Court on this Important Affear But God Was Pleased 
to Send the Measseals into my family Just as I Was a Pre- 
pearing for the Voige five are Now Sick three of Which is 
Very ill Indeed. 

As there is no Opposision I trust the Afair May Be 
I si is] i ued Although I am Not there We Indeed With Sumis- 
ion ask the Power and Privelidge of A town But Being 
Informed that that Could Not Be Granted - Petetioners 
( 'huse Reitlier to Be A Districk then a Parrish and the Priv- 
elidge of A Vote With Georgetown in the Chose of A Rep- 
resentive I send this By Major Denny Who if You or the 
Court Want to be Informed in Any Point Can and I trust 
Will Give A [mpersliall Account. My Duty to the other 
Gentlemen of the Comniity Kxeepl the Same Your Self from 
S' Your humble Sarvant 

Sn in" Harnden 
P. S S' if I ;im Under a Mistake in Writing to You I Relie 

on You to ( 'omiiiunicate itt to home itt Should he Scnl 
( 'olliel ( 'lap 



176 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Speech. Oct. 3, 1759. 

Gentlemen of the Council and House of Representatives - 

By the very Interesting and Important Events with which 
it hath pleased God to succeed His Majesty's Arms we see 
the British Empire again rising in America and by wise and 
prudent Conduct under which they still continue to act we 
may hope, if we persevere to the End for which we took up 
Arms, to see it so established as that we may no more Fear 
the Power or Treachery of the Enemy in Canada. As I most 
heartily congratulate you on these Events So I would encour- 
age You to remain stedfast in these hopes and to act under 
this Spirit and Resolution in all that may be required of you 
for this End. By Gen 1 Amhesrts Letters to me You will see 
what the immediate Service requires of You. It is with great 
pleasure I can acquaint You that the Parliament of Great 
Britain have enabled His Majesty to recompence his Colonies 
for their Services according as the Active Vigour & Strenu- 
ous Efforts of the Respective Provinces shall appear to Merit. 
Amongst the many happy Events of this Year there are 
none in which the People of this Province will partake with 
more sincere satisfaction than in seeing the Royal Heir to the 
Protestant Succession arrived to full Age and upon this I do 
most heartily congratulate You — 
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 

The Estimate of the Current Services lye before You, and 
I have directed the Treasurer to lay before you the State of 
the Supplies for these Current services and for the payment 
of the Troops in the general Service As Your own sense of 
the service has alway induced you to make Suitable Provision 
for these I am sure Your Sense of the Benefit as well as 
Honor that the Province derives from the very high Credit 
of the Treasury will lead you to make good any Fund that 
may require your present consideration. — 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 177 

Upon my Building the Fort at Penobscot I did at your 
request dismiss the Garrison at Brunswick. I have now also 
Directed the Dismission of the Garrison at Pemaquid from 
the same Desire of saving every thmg I can to the People 
amidst their many heavy burthens — I have directed the 
Scouting Parties at the Lodgments on the Western Frontiers 
to be dismissed as that part of the Country is now intirely 
cover'd by the Operations of the Army in those Parts. And 
I should hope as Measures taken in the Eastern Part shall 
Produce their Effect, I may be able to Dismiss still more in 
that Quarter But in the mean while you will remember that 
as the Enemy's Home is destroyed they must seek their Sus- 
tinence abroad ; And that Winter is the Season in which they 
have made the most destructive inroads both on our Eastern 
and Western Frontiers from Canada. 
Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives. 

I have directed the Secretary to lay before You all such 
Papers as will require your Consideration. 

The State in which insolvent Debtors find themselves after 
having surrendered their Persons and Discovered their Effects 
to their Creditors upon the late Act for the relief of Debtors 
and their Creditors deserves Your Attention And You may 
depend upon my Assistance in any Remedy which You can 
apply for their relief consistant witli equal justice to all their 
Creditors both in England and Here and Consistant with His 
Majesty's declared Will in the disallowance already made. 

TIk; Act for providing Quarters for His Majesty's Troops 
and Reeruiting Parties within this Province being temporarj 
is Expired and will, as You will observe from some of the 
Papers laied before you, require your Consideration. 

T Pownall 

Oct 1 3 d 1759 



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178 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Act. 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Secundi Tricesimo Tertio. 

An Act for incorporating the Inhabitants of a Tract of 
Land called Neguasset in the County of York into a District 
by the Name of 

Whereas the Inhabitants of a Tract of Land called Neg- 
uassett in the County of York, have represented to this Court 
the great Difficulties and Inconveniences they labour under 
in their present Situation, and have earnestly requested that 
they may be incorporated into a District. 

Be it therefore enacted by the Governour, Council and 
House of Representatives, That the whole of that Tract of 
Land in the County of York called Neguassett, bounded as 
follows, Viz 1 Beginning at Towessick Gut at the Head of 
Arrowsick Island or George-Town so called, and running 
Northerly on Sagadahoc or Kennebeck River to a certain Pine 
Tree marked, which is the first marked Tree in the Boundary 
Line between the Proprietors of said Land and the Plymouth 
Company, from thence Easterly on said Line to Mountsweeg 
River as the Line is now established, and from thence South- 
erly down said River and Mountsweeg Bay including an 
Island called Oak Island from thence again Southerly round 
a Point of Land called Phipps's Point, and from thence West- 
erly to a Point called Hawkomoka Point, and from thence 
Northerly running through Hells gate so called into Towessick 
or Neguassett Bay to the Bounds first mentioned, be and here- 
by is incorporated into a District by the Name of 
and that the Inhabitants thereof do the Duties that are 
required, and be invested with the Powers, Priviledges and 
Immunities winch the Inhabitants of any Town within tins 
Province do or by Law ought to enjoy ; excepting only the 
Priviledge of chusing a Representative to represent them in 
the General Assembly, and that the Inhabitants of said Dis- 
trict shall have full Power, and Right from Time to Time to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 179 

join with the Town of George Town in the Choice of a Rep- 
resentative or Representatives, in which Choice they shall 
enjoy all the Priviledges which -**■ by Law they would have 
been intitled to if this act had not been made. 

Provided nevertheless, and be it further enacted, That the 
said District shall pay their Proportion of all Town, County 
and Province Taxes already set on or granted to be raised by 
said Town of George-Town as if this act had not been made. 

And be it further enacted That Samuel Denny Esq r be and 
hereby is impowered to issue his Warrant directed to some 
principal Inhabitant in said District, requiring him to notify 
and warn the Inhabitants of said District qualified by Law to 
vote in Town Affairs to meet at such Time and Place as shall 
be therein set forth, to chuse all such officers as shall be nec- 
essary to manage the Affairs of said District. 

In the House of Rep ves Oct 1 17 1759 

Read three several times and passd to be Engross' d 
Sent up for concurrence 

Att r Roland Cotton Cler Dom Rep 

In Council ()ct r 17, 1758 Read a first time — 
P. M. Read a second time and passed a Concurrence to 
be engrossed with the Amendment at A. 

Sent down for concurrence A Oliver Sec' 

In the House of Rep ve8 Oct 1 17 1759 

Read and Concurr'd S White Spk r 

A. Dele and Insert, 
the Inhabitants of (he several Towns within this Prov- 
ince are intitled to 

Petition of Wait Wadsivorth $• others. 1759 

The Province of the Massaschusetts Bay 

To his Excellency Thomas Pownal] Esq* Cap 1 General and 
Governer and Commander In Chief in and over his Maj- 



180 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

estys Province of the Masseschusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land and the Honorable his majestys Council and house 
of Representatives in General Court Assembled Nov r 
the First 1759 
The Petition of us the Subscribers Inhabitants of the Towns 
of Duxborough, Pembrook, Kingston and Plympton most 
Humbly Sheweth. 

That your Petitioners having small and very poor farms or 
Tenements whereon they now Dwell and some of us not one 
foot of Land in the world, and Being Desireous of Setling all 
together In some Convenient place within this Goverment 
Rather than in Nova-Scotia, where they have offers of Settle- 
ments, and Understanding that there is a Large Quantity of 
unimproved and uncultivated Lands Lying at the Eastward 
and most Extream parts of this Goverment, at a place called 
Penobscot River or Bay which may in time be a Benefit 
to this Goverment, if properly cultivated and Brought under 
Improvements, Not only of pa}dng of Publick Taxes, for the 
Support of the Goverment. But also to the Inlarging of its 
Borders. Your Petitioners Therefore Humbly pray, that your 
Excellency and Honours would be pleased to grant us a Su1> 
able Tract of Land on said River ( or Bay ) for a Town Ship 
under such Rules and Regulations, as you in your Wisdom 
shall think most proper, and your Petitioners as In Duty 
bound shall ever pray. 

Wait Wadsworth Blaney Phillips iuner Nath 11 Simmons 
Joshu Thomas Joseph Foreman Juner Ebenezer Dawes 
Jethro Sprague Ambros Dawes Samuel Bradford 

Zebedee Chandler Ezekiel Bradford John Maclaghlin 
Bezaleel Pelg Chandler Silvenus Prior 

Micah Simmons Seth Weston John Phillips 

Eliphaz Prior Simeon Bradford Thomas Drew 

Joshua Stanford Zenas Drew Paul Sampson 

James Cobb Ju r Abner Weston Sam el Additon 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 181 

Benjamin Prior Juner Peabocly Bradford Joseph Russel 

Constant Southworth Peres Lo EBenezer Moten 

Ebenezer Soule John Fance Micah Soule 

Nathaniel Cushing Elnathan Weston Seth Bradford 

Jacob Weston Phinehas Sprague John Hunt Ju r 

Robert Stanford Blany Phillips Levi Loring 

Json Brewster Joseph Holmes Edward Tinkham 

Wil™ Drew Jabesh Washburn Wreastling Alden 

Natb Loring William Sprague Judah Delano 

Jedidiah Simmons Enoch Freeman Zebulon Drew 
George Uffel Joseph Brewster Juner Amos Lamson 

Peleg Wadsworth Nath 11 Silvester Sam 11 Brewster 
William C 56 Joseph Freeman 

Gentlemen of y e Council & House of Representatives 

Upon occasion of this Petition I wou'd recommend it to 
You to consider what Lands We have to Grant 

T Pownall 

In the House of Rep™ Nov r 6, 1759. 

Read and Ordered that the consideration of this Pet n be 
refer'd till the next Session of this Court. And that all Per- 
sons Who have any Claims for lands at or near Penobscot 
give them into the Secretary's Office before _ first day of 
February next A That this Court may know what lands are 
belonging to this Province in those parts A 

And that Notice be given of this Order in the Boston 
Newspapers accordingly 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Nov r 6, 1759. Read and Non Concurred, And 
Voted that Benj a Lynde, John Cushing & William Brattle 
Esq™ with such as the House shall appoint be a Committee 
to consider what Lands belong to the province in the Eastern 
Country at and Near Penobscut and are convenient for set- 
tlements & to make report. And the Committee are to give 



182 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

publick notice of the time of Meeting that so such persons as 
have any Claims to Lands in that part of the Province may 
exhibit such Claims if they see cause, and that the considera- 
tion of this Petition be referred in the mean time. 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep™ Nov r 7, 1759 

Read and Non concur'd and the House adhere to their own 
Vote. 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Novem r 9. 1759 Read and Concur'd with the 
Amendm 1 A 

Sent down for Concurrence Tho 8 Clarke Dp ty Secry 

Dele from A to A 

In the House of Rep ve8 Nov r 10 1759 

Read and Concur'd Att r Roland Cotton Cler Dom Rep 
Consented to T Pownall 



Message. Nov. 6, 1759. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives — 

In the same Manner as I did last Year I shall now acquaint 
You of the State of the several Matters in the General Ser- 
vice, for which You have made Provision, as far as lyes 
within my own Department. — 

The Regulations as to the Bounty Money, The Arms, 
Accoutrements & Camp Necessaries, being found to be the 
best calculated for the Security of the Province Interest & of 
y e Dues of y e Men, are the same this Year as the last. There 
having been some complaints of undue practices as to y e Bil- 
letting Money, The General at my desire sent an officer to 
Worcester to pay the Billetting money himself, which was an 
adequate remedy to y' matters complaind of the Improve- 



OF THE STATE OP MAINE 183 

ments also in the regulations as to Sutlers will have a good 
Effect. 

I have seen with great Uneasiness the Extravagant & ill- 
regulated Expences arising from y e Manner of our Men bil- 
letting themselves upon y e Taverns in their way home ; I 
beleive y e summs paied on this account wou'd exceed what 
You cou'd imagine : The Remedies which I endeavourd to 
apply had no effect : This Year by a Vote of the General 
Court it was left to me with y e Advice of Council to make 
Provision for our Troops on their Return from the Westward. 

I seiz'd this Opportunity to Desire that the General wou'd 
provide Magazines for their March Home in the same Manner 
as was done for their March out or to pay them y e Four- 
pences in lieu thereof ; Tho' this was a thing never done 
before Yet the General, from a most kind Disposition to do 
every thing in his power not only to serve but to oblige the 
Province, has at my Request agreed to the Measure, as you 
see by the following extract of His Letter to me of Oct 1 25, 
1759 — "at the same time that I return You my particular 
" thanks for your Favor of _ 15 th Ins 1 I shall likewise repeat 
" those made You by my Secretary in my Name for Your 
"other Favors of the 9 th & 12 th of y e same Month together 
" with y e Answer he has laied before me by which You will 
" have seen that I have orderd Magazines of Provisions to be 
" laid up at No 4 where on the return of the Massachusetts 
" Forces I shall send a Regular officer to see Provisions issued 
"out to them sufficient to carry them to the Inhabited Coun- 
" try &, if they choose it, beyond that they shall likewise 
"have it, but as I apprehend they will not be desirous of 
" overburthening themselves, & that the Fourpences will be 
" more agreable to them, That some officer shall be provided 

II with Money & Directions to pay Every Souldier so many 
" Fourpences as it will take them Daies to reach their respect- 
ive Homes at a moderate March. That their March from 



184 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

" hence to N° 4 may meet with no Difficulties & Delays I 
" have now a Party of 250 Men ready to clear the road & 
" make it good." This which I have obtained for you will 
be a saving of some thousand pounds. — 

You will see by the Following Account that the Expedi- 
tion to Penobscot Cost 5089:17:2 but that if the 400 Men 
who were employ'd in that Expedition had been sent to join 
the General Service their pay wou'd have come to 6773:7:6 
So that the taking Possession of Penobscot & the Building 
a Fort here has not only not Cost You one Farthing but that 
it was formd on such grounds as has saved to the Province 
£1683.10.4 as must otherwise have been spent had there 
been no such Expedition & had there been no such Fort. I 
may therefore Venture to say that Fort Pownall, as it is the 
best, so it is the Cheapest Fort You have ever had built in 
this Province. 

Account of the Penobscot Expedition under the 
Command of the Governor 
Support of 400 Men from the 31 8t of March to 

y e 28 th of July 3290.18.6 

446 1 W l of bread 490.12.0 

250 lb of Pork 825.0.0 

390 Bus 1 of Peas 130.0.0 

1750 Gall Mellasses 233.6.8 

5089.17.2 
Charge of saied 400 Men had they been as was \ 
intended with Gen 1 Amherst from March 31 ( 6773.7.6 

to Dec r l 8t J 

Saving to the Province 1683.10.4 

You had at my Recommendation made very proper pro- 
vision for the forwarding to their respective Homes those of 
the Province Forces which were expected from the Eastward. 
From the Necessity of securing the important acquisition of 
Quebec & that That Conquest may hold the rest of Canada 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 185 

in Subjection, It became necessary to leave There the whole 
of the Little Army which took it. These were the Troops 
that were destined to releive this Province Troops in the 
several Garrisons & Forts of Cape Breton & Nova Scotia ; 
Others must be now Destined for that Service — But from 
the Time to which it is most likely the Campaign will con- 
tinue at the Westward, & from y e Time that an army of such 
Troops as may be destined to releive ours will take ; togather 
with the length & incertainty of the Voyage of those Troops 
to y e several Posts, & of Ours Home, it must be certainly 
between two & three months before we can expect to see our 
People here. I must therefore most earnestly recommend to 
You to make Provision that our People may not suffer in 
the mean while. You will therefore not only make further 
provision for their Pay, but take Care that They may have 
what is Comfortable & Necessary for their Health Cloathing 
& Lodging during these cold winter months. And that the 
Families of these poor Souldiers may not be deprived of the 
Benefit which they wou'd have received from y e Pay as well 
as of y e Comfort of seeing their Freinds return in y e begin- 
ning of Winter I must recommend to Your Charitable Con- 
sideration the Condition of Many of these Poor Families. 

From the punctuall manner in which the Admiral sent 
home a Number of our Seamen by the first Opportunity I do 
every day expect y e Return of the whole. 

T Pownall 

Province House Nov r 6, 1759 — 



Frankfort, Petition, June 6, 1759. 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownal Esq r Governour and 
Commander in Cheiff in and over his majesties Province of 
the Massachusetts liny and Vice Admiral of tin; Same and 



186 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Honourable the Council and Honourable House of Rep- 
ersentatives Humbly Sheweth 

That wee the Subscribers &c are a number of Inhabitants 
in the Plantation of Frankfort Laying betwen Kennebeck 
and Sheepscut Rivers, and within the Bounds of the Kenn- 
bek Purchas from the Late Colony of New Plymouth of the 
lands fifteen miles on Each side of Kennebeck River to the 
Number of about one hundred famelys and hath been for a 
number of years bringing forward a Settlement there; and, 
whereas wee find by Experance that in the Curcomstances 
wee are in and for want of our being Errected into a town 
and being invested with the Powers and Priviledges that 
others of his Majesties Good Subjects do Injoy it Prevents 
Our orderly Proceeding to the Calling, Settleing and Sup- 
porting a Gospel Minister; Imploying and Maintaining a 
School master for the teaching Our Children and many Other 
Inconvenances not neaceassary to be mentiond to your Excel- 
lency and Honours you well Knowing what People meet 
with where Order and Government is wanting - Wee there- 
fore most Humbly Pray your Excellency and Honours to 
Take the Primisses and our Curcomstances into your Wise 
Consideration and Errect us into a town and Invest us with 
all the Powers and Priveledges as other of his Majesties Good 
Subjects do Injoy in any Town in said Province by the Name 
of Frankfort or any other Name as your Excellency in your 
Great Wisdom Shall think Proper with the following butts 
and Bounds Viz" begining on the Est side of Kennebeck 
River at a Pine tree marked Standing on said River and on 
the North West Corner of a Tract of land belonging to the 
Proprietors holding under Clark and Lake which North West 
Corner is a little above merremeeting Bay and is the North 
line of nequassett Township So Called ; from thence Runing 
an East Southeast Course on said North Line over to Moun- 
sweeg Bay then Down said Bay and Round to Sheepscut 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 187 

River; then Northely up said River tell it meets with the 
South Line of a thirty two Hundreed acre Lott ; then Runing 
Southerly down Said River Keeping on the west Side of Swan 
Island to the first mentiond Bounds which includs Swan 
Island in said township all which by the Plan anext will more 
fully appear — 

And May it Please your Excellency and Honours if you 
will be Pleased to Grant Our Request you will Greatly Con- 
tribet to the Happiness of his Majesties Faithfull Subjects 
and your Most Dutefull and Very Humble Sarvants in this 
Place And as in Duty Bound Shall Every Pray — 

Dated at Frankfort Nov r 6: 1759 — 

Samuel Schuyler Sheepscut River Job Averell Sheepscot River 
Abram Nicodemus Place Ditto Samuel Goodwin Goodwin 
Thomas Parker Do James Stewart Ditto Philip Call 

mark 

Michall S Joseph A Hitching James Whielden 

bis 

Robort Moses Gray Timothy Whielden 

Mathew Hastings Samuel Sam 11 Oldham 

James Cooper Samuel John peter Coul 

his 

John Andrews Bartholmey X Fowler John 

mark 

David Joy James Clark junr Abram Pochard 

his bis his 

William X Moore Thomas J Murfe John X 

mark his mark mark his 

J Robert X Lambert M X W 

mark mark 

Jon r Bryant Benjamin Averell Abiathar Kendall 

William Story William Clark Abner Marson 

John Joshua Chamberlain Caleb Goodwin 

bla 

Joshua John II Blagdon Michel Stifnn 

mark 

Jaques Bagnon Joshua Bickford Nathanel Rundlet 

his 

Charles Estienne Iloudlette Sherebiah O Lambert 

mark 

Thomas Low J David Clancy 



188 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Message to His Excellency, Nov. 9, 1759. 

May it please your Excellency 

The House having taken into consideration your Excel- 
lencys Message of the 6 th Inst 1 beg leave to make our 
Acknowledgements for those wise and saving Measures which 
your Excellency has pursued in carrying into Effect the 
important design of securing the Country of Penobscott and 
with due Gratitude we perceive that Fort Pownall thro' your 
Excellencys Wisdom and Care may justly be esteemed the 
best and least expensive Fortress of any that have been 
erected in the Province. 

We cannot be insensible how highly we are oblig'd to your 
Excellency for the other Instances of your attention for the 
Interest of the Province and your concern to prevent those 
undue Practices particularly relating to the Billeting of our 
men which your Excellencys vigilence has discover'd Nor can 
we forbear to acknowledge how greatly we are indebted to 
General Amherst who has allways discover'd an inclination 
to serve and oblige this Province for so readily applying the 
adequate and seasonable Remedy to those abuses which your 
Excellency had pointed out and which must prove so great a 
saving to the Province. 

It is with peculiar Pleasure we observe your Excellency's 
paternal Care and Tenderness for our men in the Eastern 
Service for whom the House have most readily made what 
they apprehend a proper and ample Provision. 

In the House of Rep ve8 Nov r 9 1759 

Read and Voted that this Message be Sent to His Excel- 
lency And M r Flucker Cap 1 Stevens Col Lawrence M r Tyler 
and Col Bourn wait upon His Excellency and Present the 
Same to him accordingly 

S: White Spk r 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 189 

Grov r Pownall to M r Secretary Pitt 

Boston Nov. 20. 1759 
Sir 

I have this day receiv cl from L* Col Arbutlmot one of my 
officers commanding 250 of y e Province Troops at S* Johns 
R r in N Scotia, an account that the Inhabitants of that River 
hearing of the Reduction of Quebec have surrender d them- 
selves to him Prisoners at Discretion — Col Arbutlmot had 
this Summer burn'd five of their Villages and taken several 
Vessels However they desired to continue on their Lands 
But as His Prudence did not permitt him to trust them he 
went up with two Schooners & has brought off about 200 of 
them, more are coming in. On y e 3 d of Nov r He receiv'd a 
Letter from y e Jesuit Missionaire there Surrendring himself 
& desiring if he may be permitted to remain there & Save 
his Cure that He may be admitted to take ye Oaths of Fidel- 
ity This Priest attempts likewise to mediate for y e Indians 
to whom also He was Missionaire. 

I did not think it material, as I do not presume to make 
any merit of it, to trouble you, amid so many greater affairs, 
with my little excursion to Penobscot Country, Gen 1 
Amherst having, as I suppose, acquainted you of the Success 
of it my Establising y e Possession there by Building a Fort : 
But on this occasion permitt me Sir, to observe one good 
effect of it — As every other River on y e Atlantic was pos- 
sess'd by ye King's Anns, Had this, a large River navigable 
to the largest Ship for near sixty miles from y e Sea, been left 
open, This in y e very Frontiers of this Province wou'd have 
been y e Rendevous of all those Canadians & Indians who 
have now no remedy left for subsistance but to Surrender. 

As I have applications from a great many Families for 
Grants <>f land at Penobscot Which Families are ready to go 
down there next spring, I am taking Measure to settle it 



190 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Forthwith — And I hope this will not prove the least advan- 
tageous amongst the Acquisitions of this Year. 

I have y e honor to be Sir Your most obed 1 & most humble 
Servant T Pownall 

Petition of Rain Curtis, 1759. 

To his Excellency Thomas Pownal Esq r Captain General 
Governour and Commander in Chief in and over his Maj- 
estys Province of the Massachusetts Bay, and To the Hon- 
ourable his Majestys Council & House of Representatives, 
for said Province in General Court Assembled the 
Day of December A Dom 1759 Humbly Sheweth 
Rain Curtis of Marblehead in said Province mariner That 
in July A D 1756 he enlisted himself on Board the Province 
Ship King George @, 40/ p. Month and Continued in the 
service of this Province till the Twentieth day of August in 
the same year when he with divers others were taken in the 
Boat belonging to the Province Sloop near Mount Desart by 
the S* Johns Indians & by them carried to S l John from 
whence about the last of October following He was carried to 
Quebec and there immediately imprisoned & kept in Prison 
in a Cold Suffering Starving Condition from that time till the 
surrender of Quebec to his Majestys Forces That your Peti- 
tioner is poor and needy & therefore Humbly prays That 
your Excellency and Honours will be pleasd to Grant him 
somewhat in Consideration of his Captivity and Sufferings or 
at least order him to be paid the same wages g month from 
the time of his being taken as aforesaid untill his return 
Home to Marblehead ( which was on the Fourteenth day of 
November last ) as your petitioner would have been entituled 
to had he Continued in pay on board the province Ship dur- 
ing that Time And Your Petitioner as in Duty bound shall 

ever pray 

Rain Cortes 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 191 

Essex ss. Decemb r 27 th 1759 

Then personally Appeared Rain Curtis abovementiond & 
made Oath y l the Facts contained in y e forgoing Petition were 
true 

Coram W m Bourn J. Pacis 

In the House of Rep ves Jan y 26 1760 

Head and Ordered that the Sum of Six pounds be allowed 
and paid out of the publick Treasury to the Pet r in full con- 
sideration for his services and sufferings within mentioned. 
Sent up for concurrence S White Spk r 

In Council Jan r 21. Read & concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to T Pownall 



Grorhamtown, Petition. 1759 

Province of the Masachusets Bay 

To his Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Governour in 

Cheif in and over his Majesties Province of the Masa- 

chusets Bay in New England and Vice admiral of the 

Same - and the honou ble his Majestys Council & house 

of representatives in General Court assembled December 

3 1759 

The Petition of a number of the Inhabitants of Naraganset 

Township Numb 1 " 7 alias Gorhamtown in the County of York 

Humbly Sheweth 

That we have with great Difficulty and Hardship for many 
fears past lived in s' 1 Exposed Frontier Township and in 
Jeopardy of our Lives and indeed with the boss of Several 
Lives have we indeavored to maintain our ground to this 
Time which we could not have done had it not been for The 
assistance of this Government Heretofore _ That through the 



192 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Good hand of Providence our Numbers are now increased to 
Sixty families in s d Township Since which the Proprietors of 
s d Township who before were very helpfull and generous 
have neglected us by means whereof and for want of Proper 
athority among our selves we are in a suffering Condition. 
Particularly as we have no meeting house nor School our 
Highways are Neglected and in many Places unpassable our 
Cattle and Fences without Regulation Some Disorderly poor 
Persons are rushing in among us and many other things too 
many to be here related insomuch that Every Thing Seems 
to tend to Disorder & Confusion, In order of the remidying 
and preventind of which your Petitioners Humbly Beseech 
your Excellency and Honours we may be imbodied into a 
Town bounded on the back Lines of Scarborough & falmouth 
and from s d Lines to extend into the Country adjoining 
Naraganset No br 1 according to the Grant Given by this 
Honourable Court and that we May be Invested with all the 
authority and Priviledges of any other Town : Notwithstand- 
ing which your Petitioners humbly Pray Your Excellency & 
Honours that as we are mostly very Poor and on an Exposed 
Frontier we may not as yet be Subject to any Part of the 
pucblict Tax ; But Pray your Excellency with your Honours 
that we may be Impowered from this Honourable Court to 
tax the Nonresident in Conjunction with the Resident Pro- 
prietors Lands at Such a Sum pr acre & for Such a term of 
time as Your Excellency & honours Shall think Proper In 
Order to Defray the Nessasary Charges that may from Time 
to Time arise amnogst our Selves : and your Petitioners as in 
Duty Bound will Ever Pray 

Edmund Phinney John Phinney Stephen Phiney 

Nathaniel Whitney Briant Morton Moses 
John Williams John Whitmore Jeames Mosher 

Samuel Crocket Nethaniel frost Joseph Cate 

Seth Harding John Sawyer A 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 193 

John Cresy Nathan Whitney John Irish 

James Gilkey 

In the House of Rep ves Jan? 9, 1760 

Read and Ordered that the Pet" serve the Non resident 
Prop" of Gorham Town ( so called ) with a copy of this Pet n 
by inserting the Substance thereof in one of the Boston News 
Papers three Weeks successively. That so they shew cause 
if any they have on the Second fry day of the next Sitting of 
this Court why the Prayer thereof should not be granted 
Sent up for concurrence 

Att r Roland Cotton Cler Dom Rep 

In Council Jan? 9. 1760 — 

Read and Concurred A Oliver Sec r 

In Council March 27. 1760 Read and Sent down 

In the House of Rep ve8 June 5 1760 

Read again and Ordered that Col° Williams Maj r Cushing 
and D r Sayer with such as the Hon ble Board shall appoint be 
a Comm ee to take this Petition and the Answers under con- 
sideration and make report. 

Sent up for concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council June 5 th 1760 

Read & Concurr'd & Judge Oliver & Co 1 Sparhawk are 

Joyned in the affaire 

A Oliver Sec r 



The State of the Case between the first parish in Falmouth 
& Cape Elizabeth now pending at the General Court. 
1760 Jan 5 18. A number of the Inhabitants of Cape Eliz- 
abeth it being then the second parish in Falmouth, being 
aggrieved at the Instalment of the Rev d M r Clark petitioned 
the General Court & by order of said Court at their own 
earnest request were set of to the first Parish — "there to 

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194 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

do Duty & receive Priviledge till the further order of said 
Court " — For this favour they then expressed their Grati- 
tude. 

The first Parish apprehend that there never has been any 
" further Order of Court," since to set them back & as the 
same Religious Reasons, for their Request to be set of to the 
first parish cotinue in full force, they have continued to rate 
them to ministerial Charges to the year 1769 inclusive — 
they have not done it in 1770 Out of Obedience to a 
Resolve of the Court in March 1770. tho they apprehend 
Cape Elizabeth obtained that Resolve unfairly. 

Cape Elizabeth say that the Act of Incorporation passed 
in Sep r 1765 — set those persons back — & that the matter 
was then laid before the Court, & that it was the Design of 
said Act in part to set them back. 

As to the matters then being laid before the Court, or 
their expressly designing to set them back by said Act. we 
absolutely deny it. — this does not appear from the Act itself 
— & we call on Cape Elizabeth to prove it. — the contrary 
appears by W m Simonton Esq" Deposition. 

Tis true, some of those persons, the year before s d Act of 
Incorporation was passed, petitioned to be set back to y e sec- 
ond parish, — (viz Ezekiel Gushing Esq. & others) 

the first Parish was notified, & expressed their willingness 
to have it done, and if those petitioners had prosecuted the 
Matter to Effect it probably would have been done, but they 
never obtained any Order of Court about it. the petition 
died. — nor was it revived & reconsidered the year after 
when the District was incorporated as is now pretended, as 
plainly appears by William Simonton Esq" Deposition. 

Tis true the Town of Falmouth, ( not the first parish,) 
in answer to the petition of the Second parish to be incor- 
porated, requested that those persons who were set of to the 
first parish as af ores' 1 , might not be set back again, by the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 195 

Act of Incorporation. — & they are not, as y e first parish 
apprehends, for they are not mentioned in the Act at all. 
Cape Elizabeth supposes they are set back because they are 
not excepted out of the act. But this, we think, is a very 
strange Construction of said Act — The Resolve passed in 
Jan y 1760 granted said Petitioners a peculiar ecclesiastical 
or parochial Privilege, nothing short of an Express Resolve 
of y e same Authority can take away that priviledge nor can 
such persons be exempt from the Duty annexed to that 
priviledge, any more than be deprived of the priviledge 
itself, without an express Order of Court for that purpose. 
The Act of Incorporation certainly is no such Order it was 
passed for a purpose totally different, viz to vest that parish 
( which enjoyd parish priviledges before ) with Town privi- 
1 edges only. The Ideas of a Town & parish are entirely & 
totally distinct a parish may be made up of persons out of 
Twenty Towns. 

The above is not the Reasoning of the first parish only it 
was also the Reasoning & Opinion of this hon d Court in the 
Year 1767. & indeed the suspicion of Cape Elizabeth too. at 
least of their Select men. 

For Jan y 22. 1767. said Select men Petitioned this Court, 
setting forth that those persons who were set of to first par- 
ish in 1760 were not to their knowledge set back by any 
particular Act of Court — that they indeed apprehended the 
Incorporation Act set them back & therefore they had Rated 
them, & praying the Opinion & Resolve of the Court 
respecting that point, after Notice given & answer made by 
the first parish, a Committee of Both Houses in June 1767, 
reported among other Tilings, "that for the present all those 
" persons who were set of to the firsj parish as aforesf be held 
"to pay Taxes to the first Parish, unless the y or any of them 
"shall signify to the Assessors of each Parish by writing 
"under their hands their Desire of being taxed to the second 



196 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

" parish in which case they shall pay Taxes to the second 
parish and to that only." 

This Report was accepted and resolved by both Houses ; 
and that it was not signed by the Governor was the fault of 
Cape Elizabeth, ( the first Parish having no person then at 
Court on their Behalf) Thus having the Opinion of both 
houses on their side and no person leav' their names as 
afores d no wonder the first parish still proceeded to rate 
those persons as usual — and the Parish Treasurer issued his 
Warrant of Distress against a Defective Collector, ( Joseph 
Sawyer ) for neglecting to collect the Rates of those persons 
for 1766. He was imprisoned, commenced an Action ag l 
the Treasurer. demand d Three thousand pounds — Damages 
for false Imprisonment. — another Collector distraind for 
Rates of Jon a Loveit one of those persons. & the assessors 
were thereupon sued, by him, for Ten pounds Damage — 
while things were in this Scituation, and while the parish 
had a Demand of more than a hundred & thirty pounds 
against those persons for Rates — it was represented to this 
honorable Court in March 1770, that the first parish had no 
Objection to those persons being declared to be set back to 
Cape Elizabeth by the Act of Incorporation — and that they 
wanted to have it settled so ( which was a misrepresentation) 
The Court being thus misinformed passd a Resolve that they 
were set back by said Act of Incorporation & ought from 
that Time to pay parish taxes in s d District, and no where 
else. — the first parish not notified nor heard. — At this the 
first parish when they heard of it & observed the great 
Exultations of Cape Elizabeth who could not conceal their 
Joy at having thus over reached them, were greatly sur- 
prised and aggrieved, immediately petitioned this hon. Court, 
for Redress, obtained an Order, to suspend that Resolve till 
the first parish could be heard. — they never could since 
obtain such an hearing. — and at this sessions April 1771, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 19 7 

the persons appointed by the first parish to attend being 
necessarily detained at home by y e approaching Court in Fal- 
mouth, & expecting a short sessions only of the General 
Court concluded to defer it till Election, and accordingly 
notified the Cape Elizabeth Agent of it — who notwithstand- 
ing his word & promise not to go without giving Notice, 
nor could we appoint another person to be sent after him till 
a week after. 

It is entirely the fault of Cape Elizabeth that the General 
Court is put to so much trouble about this affair. — had they 
prosecuted the petition Ezekiel Cushing Esq. & others to 
effect in 1764, they might have obtained an Order to set 
those persons back then — had they got the Resolve signed 
by the Governor in 1767; & taken the Advantage of it. 
they might have obtained their Request then — had they 
notified the first parish, as they were ordered to do by the 
Gen 1 Court, when they again Petitioned in 1768, it might 
have been done then. — As was before observed, it was the 
request, the earnest Request, for Reasons of Conscience 
which yet remain of these persons to be set of to us. 
we never desird it. — We are brought into great Difficulty by 
it for doing them an Act of Kindness. — our Ministers sal- 
erys are greatly in arrear ; we are prosecuted at Law. & have 
expended considerable sums to defend ourselves ; we have 
twice already & now the third time been at y e Expence of 
send 8 130 miles to the General Court, to obtain Relief from 
a Resolve which passed against us without being heard — 
entirely through a misrepresentation of the matter. 

We now therefore humbly pray 

That said Resolve passed against the first Parish March 
1770, may be wholly set aside — and that instead thereof it 
may be now Resolved — 

That those persons who in the Year 1760 were set of to the 
first Parish in Falmouth from the second be held to pay 



198 DOCUMENTARY HISTOItY 

parish Taxes in said first parish from that Time to the Year 
1769. inclusive of said year 1769. that from and after the 
year 1769. they be set back to the District of Cape Elizabeth 
to pay Parish Taxes there & no where else. 

And if it should be further resolved that neither they nor 
any others in Cape Elizabeth should ever be set back to us 
again nor have any Connexion with us. — the Vexation & 
Trouble they have already given us will make us heartily to 
acquiesce in such a Resolve — 

The Dispute is really with Cape Elizabeth, they have rated 
& collected taxes of y e same persons, and must therefore 
indemnify those persons, which can be done only by paying 
out of their Treasury to the first parish such sum as is due 
from those persons — and as s d Cape Elizabeth has chosen an 
agent ( as is supposed ) to conduct this matter ; they have 
thereby taken it on themselves. 

In Justice Equity & good Conscience Cape Elizabeth 
ought to pay all the Cost & Expence they have unnecessarily 
caused us to be at. 



Speech. JanV 2, 1760 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives — 

I call you together at this Season that having closed the 
Business of the Year last past and all matters relating to the 
General Service thereof — You may consider your Circum- 
stances with a View to that which is approaching — For as 
You cannot entertain an Idea of leaving incompleat the Work 
of this War already so greatly and gloriously advanced, or of 
resigning the good Effects and good Hopes which the many 
Conquests made by his Majesty's Arms lead to ; You must 



OF THE STATE OF MALNE 199 

expect to be called upon, for Your Aid of Troops, in the 
same manner as You have been hitherto : — Having therefore 
taken into Consideration the Circumstances of those Troops 
belonging to, and in the Pay of, this Province which are 
doing Duty at Louisbourgh, Halifax and Lunenburgh and do 
intirely Garrison Anapolis, Fort Cumberland at Chicnecto 
and Fort Frederick at S l Johns. — You will consider of mak- 
ing the Earliest Provision for those which may be further 
wanted for the Operations of the ensuing Campaign so that 
they may be ready at the First Call. — 
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 

By the State of the Treasury which the Treasurer will 
lay before You, You will see that the Treasury is already 
supplyed to carry Us to May next upon the present Appro- 
priations, if you make some Transfers — And there is unap- 
propriated in the Treasury the Sum of <£20,688-17 8 -6 d 
Sterling remitted to the Treasurer by M r Agent Bollan which 
Sum will so far as it goes prevent the necessity of Borrowing. 
Upon this Veiw I cannot but with Pleasure observe the exact 
Economy and high Credit of the Treasury and also the good 
Faith with which the Government has, by the Assistance of 
the Crown, maintained this Credit. 
Gentlemen of the Council & House of .Representatives. 

There are a Great many Families stand ready to go down 
to Penobscot — I must therefore recommend it to your very 
serious Consideration that now every other obstacle is removed 
You will take Care that no Incertainty in the Titles of the 
Giants they may have, may be any Obstruction to Settlements 
which will be greatly beneficial to the Strength and Interest 
of the Pro* ince. 

I shall by Message lay before You such further Matters as 
arise and require your Consideration. 

T Pownall 
Council Chamber Jan 2* 1760 



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Petition of Rob* Carver. 1760 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To his Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Governour & 
Commander in Chief, The Hon ble his Majestys Council 
& Hon ble House of Representatives in General Court 
assembled 

The Petition of Robert Carver in Behalf of himself & 
neighbours living at Madamcook in the County of York 
Humbly Shews, 

That during the present War the Inhabitants living at 
Madamcook have been greatly Exposed to the Ravages of - 
Indian, seven have been Killed & several Captivated & from 
the frequent Alarms of the approach of Indians have been 
drove into Garrison & prevented doing their Husbandry Bus- 
ness, which has greatly impoverished & Reduced the said 
Inhabitants. 

That the General Court for several Years past having a 
Regard to the Exposed situation & Distress of the said Inhab- 
itants made an Establishment for the Raising & Pay of a Ser- 
geant & nine privates for their Protection, but in the last 
Establishm 1 for the Defence of the Eastern Frontiers the said 
Relief was omitted, and the said Inhabitants now lye naked 
& Exposed to the Ravages & cruelty of the Indian Enemy. 

Your Pet r therefore humbly Prays that your Excellency & 

Honors would be pleased to Compassionate the Case of said 

Inhabitants & Grant them such Relief herein as in your great 

Goodness shall seem meet, and as in Duty Bound your Pet r 

will Ever Pray &c 

Rob 1 Carver 
Jan 3 1760 Ordered to lie on the Table. 

Report. 

The Committee upon the Petition of Ezekiel Cushing and 
Others of the second Parish in Falmouth have maturely con- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 201 

sidered it, with the answer thereto, the Papers put in by the 
said Ezekiel in favour of the Petitioners as also Col Waldo 
in favour of the Respondents And upon the whole beg Leave 
first to report Facts, and then our Opinion upon the same : 
First, That on the thirtieth Day of July 1755. an Ecclesi- 
astical Council was convened at the second Parish in said 
Falmouth, consisting of fifteen Churches ; unto which Coun- 
cil the Difference mentioned in said Petition was submitted 
and by the Committees of the contending Parties, the Result 

of the said Council was to be decisive and final. The 

Charges exhibited to said Council against M r Clark were as 

follows : 

( 1 ) His Want of a liberal and learned Education. 

( 2 ) His separating Principles, which he set out upon when 

Ordained over a Separation in Boston. 
( 3 ) His immoral Conduct. 
( 4 ) The Divisions, Contentions and Mischiefs that will 

attend said Parish if M r Clark should he be Installed over 

the Church there. 

Said venerable Council having considered the same put 
the following Question — 
Question, Whether the venerable Council, considering all 

Tilings which have been offered ; — think it expedient to 

proceed to the Instalment of M r Ephraim Clark in the 

Work of the Ministry in this Place — 

Voted in the Negative. 

And accordingly this was Part of their Result, that they 
advis'd that he should not be instal'd over said Church. At 
the same Time adding therein, that they find nothing in the 
Objections made against M r Clarks moral character sufficient 
to influence them to such a Conclusion 

They go on in their Result to advise said Church to take 
every prudent Step in Order to such a settlement, as may 
be, if possible, unexceptionable to those of their Brethren 
who have dii'fer'd from them. 



202 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

The above Facts were taken from the Minutes and Result 
of Council, and sworn to by the Rev d M r Langdon of Ports- 
mouth, their Scribe. 

Soon after this Result said Church in Falmouth sent to 
the following Churches to instal M r Clark over them, viz 1 
The second Church in Kittery ; the first and second 
Churches in Berwick ; the second Church in York ; and two 
Churches more, to wit, one in Ipswich and another in Gloces- 
ter. How many of the Churches were present the Commit- 
tee can't determine. Three only of their reverend Pastors 
were present, to wit, M r John Rogers and Messieurs Cleave- 
lands, who in direct Opposition to the Result aforesaid, and 
without any Renewal of the Call of M r Clark, either by 
Church or Parish install'd him. — Which very extraordinary 
Doings of theirs were laid before the Convention of Minis- 
ters at their Annual Meeting May the 27 th 1756, who there- 
upon voted ( nemine Contradicente ) that in the Opinion of 
this Convention, all such Proceedings are very irregular. 
Against which they think themselves obliged to bear their 
Testimony as having a manifest Tendency to destroy these 
Churches if not seasonably discountenanced. 

The Committee can't but in Justice to the said Ezekiel 
observe that the several Charges in the Respondents' Answer 
against him are without Ground and injurious. 

Upon the whole the Committee apprehend the Interest of 
Religion, the Order and Peace of the Churches of this Land 
in General, and in the second Parish in Falmouth and their 
Vicinity in special, make it reasonable and necessary that 
such of said second Parish as are aggrieved at the Settlement 
of said M r Clark in Manner aforesaid, be with their Estates 
exempt from paying Taxes to his Support and Maintainance : 
and therefore humbly propose the following Order may pass : 

Sam 1 Watts g order 

That such of the Inhabitants of the second Parish in Fal- 
mouth who are aggrieved at the Instalment of M r Clark, and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 203 

are desirous not to set under his Ministry ( Upon their trans- 
mitting their Names together with their Desires to be set to 
the first Parish in Falmouth ) into the Secretary's Office in 
Boston on or before the last Day of May next, be and hereby 
are with their Estates set off to said first Parish in Falmouth, 
there to do Duty and recieve Priviledges till the further 
Order of this Court. 

In Council Jan y 18. 1760. Read and Accepted, And 
Resolved That such of the Inhabitants of the Second 
Parish in Falmouth who are aggrieved at the Instalment of 
M r Clark, and are desirous not to sit under his Ministry 
( upon their transmitting their Names together with their 
desires to be sett to the first Parish in Falmouth ) into the 
Secretarys Office in Boston on or before the last day of May 
next, be and hereby are with their Estates sett off to said 
first Parish in Falmouth, there to do duty and receive Privi- 
ledge till the further Order of this Court 

Sent down for Concurrence 

A Oliver Sec y 

In the House of Rep ve8 Jan* 18. 1760 

Read and Concur'd S : White Spk r 

Consented to T. Pownall 



Charter. 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii secundi trieesimo tertio 

An Act for Erecting the New plantation called Francfort 
lying upon the East Side of the River Kennebeck in the 
County of York into a Township by the Name of 

Whereas it hath been represented to this Court by the 
proprietors of the Kennebeck purchase from the late Colony 
of New plymoutb that the Erecting the New plantation called 



204 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Francfort lying upon the East Side of the River Kennebeck 
in the County of York into a Township will greatly contrib- 
ute to the Growth thereof 

Be it Enacted by the Governour, Council & House of 
Representatives that the plantation aforesaid bounded as fol- 
lows, viz 1 : beginning upon Kennebeck river two Miles and 
one hundred Rods to the Northward of the Block house 
within s d plantation and from thence running an East South 
East Course over to Sheepscott River ; thence to run South- 
erly down s d Sheepscot River to the mouth of Monsweag 
River then Northerly up said Monsweag River to the North- 
ern boundary Line of the District of Woolwich ; then to run 
a West North West Course along said Northern boundary 
Line of Woolwich to the River Kennebeck, thence Northerly 
up said river Kennebeck to the bounds first mentioned & to 
include Swan Island and all other Islands in s d River Kenne- 
beck lying within the Northern & Southern Boundary Lines 
of said plantation, be and hereby is Erected into a Township 
by the Name of 

And that the Inhabitants thereof be and hereby are invested 
with all the powers, priviledges and Immunities which the 
Inhabitants of the Towns within this Province do, or by Law 
ought to enjoy ; that of sending a Representative to the Gen- 
eral Assembly only excepted — 

And be it further Enacted that Samuel Denney Esq 1- be 
and hereby is empowered to issue his Warrant directed to 
some principal Inhabitant in said Township A. qualified by 
Law to vote in Town affairs to meet at such time and place 
as shall be therein set forth, to chuse all such Officers as 
shall be necessary to manage the Affairs of said Township — 

In Council Jan y 30. 1760 Read a first time — 

Jan 7 31 Read a second time and passed to be engrossed 
Sent up for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 205 

In the House of Rep™ Feb* 1 1760 
A M. Read a first time 

P M. Read a Second and third time and the Question was 
put Whether the Bill pass to be Engross'd 

It pass'd in the Negative 
In the House of Rep ve9 Feb y 12 1760 

Read again and on A Motion made and Seconded Ordered 
that the Vote of Non concurrence upon the Vote of the 
Hon ble Board be reconsidered And the Bill being read three 
several times passed a Concurrence to be Engross'd 

S. White Spk r 

A — to notify & warn the Inhabitants in s d Township — 



Letter, Col. Jed' 1 Preble to Gov. Pownall 

Fort Pownall y e 4 th March 1760 
May it Please your Excellency 

I arrived here with my Family y e 24 of Last month found 
the Garrison in good Health the Soldiers ware employed in 
my Absence in Scouting but made no discovery of the 
E enemy. 

Last Sunday ten oclock I was informed the Centry had 
discovered A Flagg of Truce on the other Side of the River, 
I immediately sent Macfarling with A Flagg, he found Five 
Indians there, two of which he brought over, I ordered them 
to his House, where I had a Confernce with them, the par- 
ticulars of which have enclosed to your Excellency, as allso 
A number of French Papers which the Indians freely gave 
me thai they said they had taken out of A House at Quebeck 
all which wish safe to your Excellencys Hand 

I rcaly believe they are now in Good earnest and intend to 
bring in their Familys they have given me all the assureance, 
Could be expected from Indians that they will. 



206 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

they ware ready & willing to Leave one of their men with 
me as A proof of their fidelity & have promised to return in 
three weeks or Sooner. 

I shall Want your Excellencys orders by the return of nry 
Sloop which I have sent for the sake of Grater dispatch, that 
I may know in what manner I am to Conduct if they bring 
in their Farailyes 

I am may it please your Excellency your Excellencys most 
obedient Humble Serv 1 Jedidiah Preble 



Message. March 21, 1760 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives. — 

Since I met You last I have received the King's Command, 
signified by His Secretary of State the Right Honourable M r 
Pitt, to acquaint You " that His Majesty, having nothing so 
much at heart as to improve the great and Important Advan- 
tages gain'd the last Campaign in North America ; and not 
doubting but that, in this promising and decisive Crisis, all 
his Faithful and brave Subjects here will continue most chear- 
fully to cooperate with and second to the Utmost the large 
expence and extraordinary Succours, supplied by Great Brit- 
ain for their Preservation, and future Securit} 7 , By Compleat- 
ing the Reduction of Canada; Expects that You will make 
Provision for the Levy, Pay, and Cloathing of at least as 
large a Body of Men as You did for the last Campaign and 
even as many more as the Number of its Inhabitants may 
allow, and that no Encouragement may be wanting to this 
great and salutary Attempt His Majesty is further most gra- 
ciously pleased to permit his Secretary of State to acquaint 
me that strong Recommendations will be made to Parliament 
in their Sessions of next Year to grant a Proper Compensa- 
tion for such Expences according as the Active Vigour and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 207 

Strenuous Efforts of the respective Provinces shall justly 
appear to merit " 

Nothing can give a higher Satisfaction to a faithful and 
spirited People upon knowing that His Majesty's Pleasure 
than to reflect that, from an invaried Sense of the Public 
Interest, from an unremitted Zeal for his Majesty's Service, 
You have, even previous to His Majesty's Commands, already 
done these things, by the ample Provision which you have 
made for the same in Your last Sessions : Nor do I know any 
thing that has given me so much satisfaction, since I have 
had the Honor to Command in this Province, as to have been 
able to lay before His Majesty's Ministers the great Merit of 
this Your Active Vigour in the Strenuous Efforts You have 
made. 

You will not therefore let this happy conjuncture of Cir- 
cumstances suffer by the want of any thing which may be 
requisite to give a full Operation to the Provision you have 
made, so that the whole may be compleat for Service by the 
time they shall be called upon. I hear from many Parts of 
the Province that the Levies go on with Dispatch and Suc- 
cess, and I have the same promising Accounts from our 
Troops in Garrison at Cape Breton & Nova Scotia ; The 
Spi rit of enlisting is in some parts somewhat suspended from 
some undue expectations of the People who have usually 
been ready to enlist — I shall order the Adjutant General to 
lay before you the state of the Levies as soon as it can be 
compleated & You will then judge what further provision 
may be necessary. — 

I have received an Account from Brig a Pribble that the 
Penobscol [ndians have again desired Peace, and that they 
have given him all the Assurance that could be expected 
from [ndians, that they are in good Earnest, — and do now 
intend to bring in their Families— I do still remain of opin- 
ion that Unless these Indians do, as a previous Measure, Fix 



208 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

their Residence somewhere near the Frontier, and become 
Domiciliate with us, as most of the Indian Tribes have long 
been with the French in Canada, so as to be responsible in 
their Tribe for the faithful Execution of their Treaties — 
There can no Treaty nor Peace held with them, nor can I 
answer it to our Eastern Setlers to put their Lives and safety 
in a situation that must be subject to the Faith of Indians — 
While I think our Frontiers are much safer under those Pre- 
cautions which We have taken in a state of War — But if 
the Indians will Do this, which I have required, I am ready 
to make Peace with them, and have Ordered Brigadier Prib- 
ble to send to me here such Deputation of their People as 
they shall appoint to Ratifye and Confirm the same. 

From Accounts I have received of the number of Indians 
which the French have Posted on the upper Parts of the 
River Chaudiere I must recommend to You the making Pro- 
vision for such Scouts and Garrisons as may be sufficient to 
put us out of Danger of a Surprize from that Quarter. 

His Majesty Having been pleased as a Mark of his Royal 
Favour to appoint me to the Government of South Carolina 
and having favoured me with leave to go to England to 
receive His further Commands, The Right Hon ble Lords Com- 
missioners for Trade and Plantations think it Expedient for 
his Majesty's Service that I should return thither as soon as 
conveniently may be. I am therefore this Session to take my 
leave of You and of the Province, which I do under the most 
greatfull Sense of the Honor and Happiness I have enjoyed 
Therein and Tho' this Parting with Freinds be an unpleasant 
Task, — Yet I cannot, upon this Occasion, but Congratulate 
you on the Appointment His Majesty has been pleased to 
make of Gov 1 Bernard to the Command of this Province, a 
Gentleman whose Abilities and Good Inclinations to the Pub- 
lic Weal must render any Province happy that He Governs — 
You will therefore consider of such Provision for his recep- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 209 

tion as may be not only suitable to the Honor & Dignity of the 
Commission which He bears, but also to the Good Hopes which 
the Province may Assure itself of in his Administration. 

I had nothing further to recommend to You, but the 
Calamity which has fallen upon this Town by Fire gives mel- 
ancholly occasion for me to Call upon You, that while, Eye- 
witnesses of the Dreadfull Devastation You view the Ruinous 
Condition of a Town that has long bore so large a Share in 
the public Burthens, You may consider in what manner the 
Country can most Effectually Releive it. 

T Pownall 

March 21, 1760.— 



Petition, March 24, 1760. 

To his P^xcellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Cap* General & 
Governour in Chief in and over his Majesty 3 Province of y e 
Massachusetts Bay in New England The Hon ble his Majestys 
Councel & house of Representitives in General Court Assem- 
bled The Petetion of Jacob Hamblen & Hugh Mclellan a 
Committee of the well Affected Resedent Proprietors, & well 
Affected Inhabitants of Narraganset Township N° 7 Alias 
Gorham Town Humbly Sheweth that whereas we have heard 
that Jolm Pliinney, Briant Morton and others have Prefer d a 
Petition to the great and Gen 1 Court of this Province Pray- 
ing that the Inhabitants be invested with y e Power and prev- 
aledge as propper to an Incorporate State Equal with Other 
Tow lis &c. 

We your Humble Petitioners in y e Name & behalfe of all 
y* well Affected who are hearty well wishers to governinci.t 
& fully A i (ached to y e Constitution of our Churches & bare 
a. true Affection to a Learned Ministry, and have not the 

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210 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

least Inclination to prove prejuditial to any Publick Intrest 
nor prevent the exersise of any power that may be for the 
Real benefit and Peace of Society, nor prevent any Power 
Lodg d in any hands that may Answer y e end of Government 
( viz ) God 8 Glory & the Good of men — we therefore would 
lay before your Excellency & Hon" the Reasons We think 
why no good end Can possobly be Served by Granting y e 
prayer of s d Petition — And they are as follows — 

1 st Because they who are Petitioners as well as y e Rest 
of the Inhabitants are Sufficiently Poor without y e Additional 
burden of Province County and Town Tax to make them 
more so. 

2 ndly Because of that Temper which has appear d in the 
Petitioners for a Number of years Forebods no good to y e 
well Affected nor Proprietors. 

3 dly Because it will give Rise to many Law Suits att y e 
Common Cost as they seem to threaten. And thereby gratify 
Letigious Minds. 

4 thly Because the well Affected — as well as y e Disaf- 
fected must all have Part in Building a meeting House for 
the Town over and above the Meeting House Built by the 
Proprietors if a Major Vote Can be obtain d . And this will 
Answer a Grand end to them ( viz ) Make us Assist in build- 
ing a House. 

Your Humble Petitioners therefore for the Reasons offerd. 
with more that might be offerd. Pray your Excellency and 
Honours to Dismiss the said Petition of Phinney, Morton and 
others. And your Petitioners as in Duty Bound Shall ever 
Pray — 

March 24 th 1760 Jacob Hamblen 

Hugh M c lellan 

The well Affected Resident Proprietors own Sixteen Rights 
the Disaffected Resedent Proprietors own Ten Rights. Cer- 
tain. & four more Uncertain. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 211 

Gforhamtown, Petition, 1760. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Cap* Gen 1 & 
Comander in Cheif in & over said Province the Hon ble 
his Majestys Council & House of Representatives in 
Gen 1 Court assembled 1760 — 

The Petition of a Number of The Non Residents Proprie- 
tors of Nareagansett No 7 alias Gorhamtown in the County 
of York Humbly Sheweth That having herd a Petition of a 
Number of the Inhabitants of said Gorhamtown praying that 
they might be Incorporated into a Town & that the Resident 
and non Resident Proprietors Lands in s d Township may be 
Taxed for a Number of years as the Hon Me Court shall order 
we are humbly of Opinion that Their Request is very Rea- 
sonable & with Regard to the Lands being Taxed in Pellic- 
ular & for that the said Propiety were obliged to Build a 
Meeting House and Settle a School and that altho some 
money was Voted about Sixteen years ago for that End yet 
it was otherwise appropriated & they have not nor ever had 
any meeting House Built nor School Setled by the s d Proprie- 
tors among them Wherefore we Humbly Pray that said Peti- 
tion may be Granted and as in Duty Bound shall ever Pray — 
James Bryant John Bayley W Rigg s 

Geor: Solomon Haskell Benj" Haskell 

John Johnson Joseph Weston Joseph Parker 



Gorhamtown, Petition 

To his Excellency Thomas Pownall Esq r Cap 1 General and 
governonr In Chief In & over, his Majestys Province of the 
Mitssechuseets Bay In New England the honrable his Maj- 
estyes Council A; house of Representatives In General Court 



212 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

assembled John Waite William Cotton and Joshua Bangs In 
the name and Behalfe of the Nonresident Proprietors of the 
Narreganset township N° 7 alias Gorehamtown humbly Begg 
leave to shew that said Proprietors have transiently heard 
that Mess rs John Phinney Bryant-Morton & others have Peti- 
tioned your Excelency and Honours to be Incorperated & 
Vested with the Power & Priviledges of other Towns within 
s d Province ; Be Exempt from Publick tax, and be Enabled 
to tax the Non-resident proprietors land : with the lands of 
the Resident Proprietors to defray their Necessary Charges — 
To which Petition said Proprietors, have heard your Exel- 
ency and Honours Orderd said Proprietors should be Sarved 
with a Copy that they Shew Cause if any they have why 
there prayer should not be granted on which transient Report 
s d Proprietors being Notified & Meet, — Choose Moses Pear- 
son Esq r there Agent to Attend this Honour 16 Court with 
there Reasons why the Prayer of s d Petition should Not be 
granted and we the Subscribers to draw up the Reasons to 
Prefar the next sitting of the great & general Court, beaing 
thus far Oblig'd to act In the dark haveing seen no Publick 
Print Intimateing the order of Court thereupon & beaing 
Refus'd a Copy of s d Phinney, Morton & others Petition, 
Your humble Petitioners therefore Pray your Exceelency & 
Honours to Accept of Our Reasons why we Cannot be Con- 
tent that the Prayer be Granted ; which are as follows : for 
that the Proprietors have Settled a gospel Minister within 
the Meaning of the law & at their own Charge have for Near 
teen years supported and are ready to Support still, & the 
Money Raised for highways & other Accidental Charges to 
the amount In the whole Near teen thousand Pounds old 
tenner is an act of liberallity Perhaps Not to be Equald In 
the like Case though-out North : America : Notwithstanding 
which some uneasy tempers which had crept Into town that 
ware neaver Easy any wheare ; began to be troublesom to the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 213 

Proprietors, & failing in many attempts turned their Plan of 
operation against the Proprietors, Minister, & Ran such 
lengths as Prehaps were Never before heard of In all Christ- 
endon & which the Proprietors agent will lay before his 
Excelency & Honours if Expedient, & soon Sepperated them- 
selves from his Communion, on which A councel was Called 
& upon the whole that it Might be for the best to dissolve 
the Union between their Pastor & them leaveing the Pastor 
& those attached to his Interest In full Possession of his & 
their former Privilidges ; thinking that the disaffected after 
a little while would cool & Return to there deuty Insted of 
which they soon look out for one to lead them as a Minister 
& found one Namely a layman who for his Misconduct has 
been & still is In bad standing In the Church whereof he is 
a Member Contrary to all advice given by thire best friends : 
& affter some faint attempts to get Ministers to assist In the 
ordination of their New Choosen Minister which No Author- 
ity on Earth Could assist in the like Case four of the boldest 
of them : to wit — two Captains one lieutenants & one who 
Never had the favour of a Commission: And this May it 
Please your Exelency & Honours is the true state of the 
case with them who are Petitioners In order to their beaing 
Incorporate: which Necessity Reather then Inclination has 
forced us to Expose to light : & with Regard to the Meeting- 
house have been & still are Ready to build the same when 
Ever we think it May be done In Safety ; & In order thereto 
have Raised .£800 Old Tenner towards the same over & 
above the Money laid out on the flanker as a Place of Wor- 
ship which has hitherto sarvd for that Purpose: & Moreover 
it is the Oppinion of the Proprietors that y e dissign of the 
Petitioner! Namely Phinny & his Petitioners Is to burden the 
Proprietors with an Additional tax for the Support of their 
own Minister over & above y° tax Raised & to be Raised for 
the Proprietors Minister which they are under obligation to 



214 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Perform Pursuant to the Covenant made betwen the Parties 
which still is In force, & y e Proprietors are humbly of 
Oppenion that y e Petitioners themselves Cannot Receive any 
benefit by beaing Incorporate, and if Not to them it must 
Necessarily be Intollerable to such of their Neighbours as 
they are Not well affected to, to the Proprietors who have 
been so bountifull towards them by Cutting as Many ways 
thro' the proprietors land as their displeasure shall dispose 
them, & Many other Inconveniances to_ many to be Mentioned 
will follow upon haveing Power In such Hands. Upon the 
whole your humble Petitioners Pray that the Petition of 
John Phinney, Bryant Morten & Others be dismissed : and 
your Petitioners as in duety bound shall Ever Pray 

Jn° Waite \ 

William Cotton > Committe_ 
Joshua Bangs ) 



Petition of Richard Cutt J r 

To the Hon ble Spencer Phipps Esq r Lieu* Governour & 
Commander in Chief in & over the Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay to the hon ble his Majestys Council and to the 
hon ble house of Representatives in Great and Gen 1 Court on 
the 30 th day of May A. D. 1760. Assembled. 

The Petition of Richard Cutt Jun r of Kittery in y e County 
of York Esq r Humbly Shews that at a legal Parish meeting 
held In the lower parish in the town of Kittery on y e 11 th 
day of December last it was among other things Voted that 
the Whole Soil of said Parish Should be divided into two 
Separate Parishes in Equal halves for Quantity & Quality 
and Chose a Comittee & proper Attendants to divide y e 
same and Voted y l y e Reverend John Newmarch should be 
Supported by y e whole Parish aforesaid as to maintainance 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 215 

notwithstanding a Division of s d Parish. Which Committee 
have since Divided s d Lower Parish & made Report thereof, 
and at s d Parish meeting your Petitioner was Chosen & 
Appointed by said Parish to Apply to this great & Gen 1 
Court for a Confirmation of the Division of s d Parish Where- 
fore your Petitioner humbly Prays your Excellency & hon 8 
to Confirm y e Proceedings of s d Parish & the Division 
thereof as by s d Committee Reported & your Petitioner as in 
Duty Bound shall Ever pray &c 

Rich d Cutt J r 



New Marblehead 

We hereby Certifie that the Proprietors of New Marble- 
head At their Meeting yesterday Granted <£120 to be paid 
out of the Proprietors Treasury and applied to the Assisting 
the Inhabitants of the Township to settle A Minister there, 
And toward his Support for One year to Commence and be 
Accounted from the Ordination of such Minister ; And sixty 
pounds per year more for the two years next Coming after 
that Time, toward Support of s d Minister. Provided the 
Greate & Gene 1 Court do not lay Any Tax's on s d Proprie- 
tors or Order Any Tax's to be laid on them during that 
Time — 

Which grant is to the Mutual Sattisfaction of the Proprie- 
tors & Inhabitants, Who have agreed that the Petition of the 
[inhabitants Now depending before the Greate & General 
Court do Cease & be no further prosecuted. 

Nathan Bowen for & in behalf 
Marblehead June 6, 1760 of s d Proprietors 

Abraham Anderson for & in 

behalf of the Inhabitants 

Superscribed — To Jacob Fowle Esq 1 In the House of 
Representatives In Boston 



216 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Order on Qorham Town Petition, 1760. 

In Council June 10, 1760 — 

A Petition of Edm d Phinney & Others Inhabitants of Nar- 
raganset N° 7. alias Gorham Town — Praying that they may 
be incorporated into a Township, but that in consideration of 
their Poverty they may be freed from the Public Tax, and 
that the Lands of the Non resident proprietors in conjunction 
with the Lands of the resident Proprietors may be taxed for 
defreying necessary Charges — having been together with the 
answer on the 5 Instant committed to a Committee of both 
Houses, the Committee on the part of the Board reported 
That they had heard the Parties and fully considered the 
matter, and were of Opinion that said Petition be dismissed. 
Ordered that said Petition be dismissed accordingly — 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ves June 10 1760 

Read and Concur' d James Otis Speaker 

County of Cumberland incorporated 19 June 1760. 

Scarboro 19 Oct. 1658 Black point, blue point, &c. 
North Yarmouth 31 Oct. 1718 

Falmouth 12 Nov. 1718 Spurwinck & Casco bay/ 
Ancient town made a town 19 Oct. 1658/ 
Brunswick 26 June 1738 
Harpswell 25 Jan y 1738 Merriconeag Neck 
Windham 12 June 1762 New Marblehead 
Gorham 30 Oct. 1764 Gorhamtown 
Cape Elizabeth 1 Nov. 1765 2 d Parish of Falmouth 
New Gloucester 8 Mar. 1774 New Gloucester 
Gray 19 June 1778 New Boston 
Standish 30 Nov. 1785 Plant. Pearsontown 
Portland 4 July 1786 Falmouth Neck 



OP THE STATE OF MAINE 217 

Turner 7 July 1786 Plant. Sylvester 

Freeport 14 Feb. 1789 N. E. part of North Yarmouth 
& Prouts Gore 

Durham 16 Feb. 1789 Royalsboro 

Hebron 6 Mar. 1792 Shepardsfield — Additional Act 
June 21, 1804 — bounds — 

Buckfield 16 March 1793 Bucktown or N° 5 

Paris 20 June 1793 N° 4 

Bridgeton 7 Feb. 1794 Plant. Bridgeton 

Poland 17 Feb. 1795 a tract of land bounded by several 
towns 

Jay 26 D° Phipps Canada 

Livermore 28 D° Plant. Livermore, lying on both sides 
Androscoggin River 

Plant. Raymondstown 

Plant. Bakerstown 

Norway 9 March 1797 several tracts & grants 

Otisfield 19 Feb. 1798 Plant. Otisfield, Phillips gore 
annexed Feb y 9 th 1803 

Hartford 13 June 98 Plant. East Butterfield 

Sumner " " West Butterfield 

Rumford 21 Feb. 1800 New Pennicook 

Minot 18 Feb. 1802 N. part of Poland 

Pejepscot 6 Mar. 1802 Pejepscot Claim & Little's gore 

Baldwin 23 June 1802 Plant. Flintstown 

Raymond 21 st June 1803 " Raymond 

Dixfield 21 June 1803 part of land granted to Jona- 
than Holman & o™ north side of Androscoggin River 

Harrison 8"' March 1805 part of Otisfield & Bridgetown 

I'ownal 3 March 1808 part of Freeport & North Yar- 
mouth 

Stroudwater 14 Feb y 1814 part of Falmouth (named 
changed to W.stbrook 9 th June 1814) 

Minot 1 March 1815 Northerly part of Poland 



218 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Danville 1 st Feb y 1819 formerly Pejepscot 

County of Lincoln incorporated 21. June 1760 

divided into 3 Counties 25 June 1789 Divided 
again 20 th Feb. 1799 

Georgetown 13 June 1716 Arowsick island 

Newcastle 19 June 1753 Sheepscot 

Woolwich 20 Oct. 1759 Nequaset 

Wiscasset June 10, 1802 Frankfort 

Bowdoinham 18 Sept. 1762 

Topsham 31 Jan y 1764 Topsham 

Boothbay 3 Nov. 1764 Townsend 

Bristol 18 June 1765 Walpole, Harrington & Pern- 



aquid 




K 


Hallowell 26 April 1771 


K 


Vassallboro D° 


K 


Winthrop D° Pond Town 


K 


Winslow D° 




Waldoboro 29 June 1773 Broad Bay 




Edgecumbe 5 Mar. 1774 Freetown & Jeremy Squam 



island 

Warren 7 Nov. 1776 St. Georges 

Thomas town 20 Mar. 1777 E. part of Warren 

K Pittston 4 Feb. 1779 Gardinerstown & E. part of 

St. Georges 

Bath 17 Feb. 1781 2 d Parish Georgetown 

Union 20 Oct. 1786 Plant. Sterlington 

Bowdoin 21 Mar. 1788 Plant. West Bodoinham 

K Canaan 18 June 1788 

K Fairfield D° Plant. Fairfield 

K Green D° Plant. Lewiston 

K Norridgewock D° Plant. Norridgewock 

Nobleboro 20 Nov. 1788 Plant. Walpole 

Gushing 28 Jan* 1789 Plant. S 4 Georges 

Cambden 17 Feb. 1791 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



219 



K Readfield 11 Mar. 1791 N. part of Winthrop 
K Monmouth 20 Jan* 1792 Plant, of Wales 
K Sidney 30 Jan* 1792 W. part of Vassalboro' 
K Mount Vernon 27 June 1792 Plan. Washington 
K Farmington 1 Feb. 1794 Sandy River N° 1 
K New Sharon 20 June 1794 Plant. Unity 
X New Milford 25 June 1794 N. precinct of Pownal- 
boro Alna 

W. precinct of D° 
Plant. Lewiston & Gore 
Plant. Smithfield 
Plant. Hancock E. side Ken- 



K 



D° 
18 Feb 1795 

D° — 
28 D° — 



Plant. Sterling 

Plant. Lower Sandy River 

made a town by the name of 



Dresden 
Lewiston 
Litchfield 
Clinton 
nebeck River 

K Fayette — D° — 
K Starks — D° — 
Plan. Medumcook 
D° Ballstown 
Whitfield 19 June 1809 

K~ Belgrade 3 Feb. 1796 
K Harlem 8 D° — 

20 th Feb? 1797 j Northerly part of Hallo- 
9 June 1797 | well 

K Wayne 12 Feb. 1798 

K Cornville 24 D° « N° 2 First Range of Town- 
ships & adjoining Plymouth patent E. side Kennebec River 

K Anson 1 March 98 N° 1 D° W. side D° 

K Leeds 16 Feb. 1801 Plantation Littleboro 

K Sandy River N° 3 

K New Vineyard Plant. 

Thompsonborough 22 fl June 99 Westerly part of 
Bowdoin called 20 Feb 1802 Lisbon 20 Feb. 1802 Little 
River annexed l u ' Mar 1 80- 

K Strong 31 Jan. 1801 N° 3 or Reedstown W. side 
Kennebec River 



K Augusta 



220 DOCUMENT Ail Y HISTORY 

K Vienna 20 Feb. 1802 Plant. Goshen or Wymans 
Chesterville Feb. 20, 1802 Plant, of Chester — 
lying on both sides of Sandy River 

Avon Feb. 22, 1802 Plant. N° 2 in Abbots pur- 
chase lying on both sides of Sandy River 1 st range Town- 
ships N. great Ammariscoggin River. 

New Vineyard D° — Plant. N° 2 1 st range Town- 
ships lying on W. side of Kennebec River & N. of Plymouth 
Claim. 

S l George Feb. 7, 1803 E. part of Gushing 
Palermo June 23, 1804 Great pond settlement 
plantation 

Hope June 23 d 1804 Barrelstown plantation 
Jefferson Feb y 24 th 1807 Balltown D° easterly part 
Friendship Feb y 25 1807 Meduncook D° 
Montville Feb y 18 th 1807 2 d grand Division of the 
20 y associates plantation of Davistown 
Whitfield Balltown plantation. 
Putnam 27 Feb y 1811 Several tracts 
X Alna 28 Feb y 1811 formerly New Milford 

Phipsburgh 26 Jan y 1814 formerly part of the town 
of Georgetown 

Wales Feb y 1 st 1816 Wales plantation — 

Wells, Petition. 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Captain General 
& Governor in Chief in & Over His Majesty's Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay — The Hon 1jle His Majestys Council 
& House of Representatives for said Province in General 
Court Convened the 13 th Day of Aug 1 1760 

The Humble Petition of Sundry of the Inhabitants and 
Freeholders of the Town of Wells in the County of York 
Shews 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 221 

That upwards of Sixty Years ago a Number of Lots of 
Land were laid out in said Town ( from the High Way lead- 
ing from Ogunquet River to Little River so calld ) riming on 
a West North West Course as then Returnd & Markd upon 
which the Owners Enterd Fenced & Improve! and on the 
North Easterly Side of a Place calld the Gore the lots were 
laid out on a North West Course as was then Returnd & 
have been so Improved ever Since — 

That one James Boston having Purchased one of the Lots 
first mentioned Lately run out the same without regarding 
the Old boundaries being Directed only by the Compass as it 
now stands whereby the Lines of said Lots are made very 
Different from the old Lines and if all the said Lots should 
be so run they being two Miles & an half in Length many of 
them Run quite across other lots at the upper End as 
they were formerly laid out & the owner of One lot take 
away anothers Orchard house Barn & other Improvements 
and Introduce a General Contention & Confusion in the 
Town as may appear by Inspection of a Plan herewith 
Presented. 

That the said Boston taking advantage of this Variation 
bro't an Action of Trespass against One Stevens who Owned 
a Lot Contiguous and as the Dispute arose about Boundaries 
it was Judge! best to Issue it by a Reference that the Dis- 
puted Limits might be viewd &c and tho' the Referrees coud 
not but See the Consequence of Departing from the ok! 
Boundaries in this Instance (for Stevens woud have the 
same Right to run in upon the next Lot that Boston had 
upon his & so thrd-out) yet they settled the Late running by 
their Eteporl and have Opend a Door for a General Mutation, 
which cant be Equitable because the improvements are not 
Equal — 

That upon Motion made to the Court Judgment on said 
Repori is at Present Suspended — and as this matter Affects 



222 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Peace of Said Town for if Judgment should be Enterd 
on this Report ( the Rule being to make a finall Settlem 1 of 
the Line ) Stevens must run so far on the next as Boston 
does on his & so on or some be without Redress which does 
not Seem to be Just as the Right to this Land is Derived 
from the Town & the title of One Lot as good as another 
And as this Variation of Lines is Occasiond by the Variation 
of the Compass (which as Your Petitioners are informed is 
more than two Degrees more Northerly than it was forty 
Years ago ) They most Humbly Pray this Hon ble Court would 
take Cognizance of & Consider the Premises Set aside the 
said Report or order that no Judgment be Enterd thereon 
and Establish the old Boundaries of said Lots to Prevent a 
Multiplicity of Law Suits or Grant such other Relief or take 
such other Method to Prevent the Mischief & Inconvenience 
feared as in Your Great Wisdom & Goodness you shall judge 
proper and Your Petition^ as in Duty Bound shall ever 
pray &c 

Nathaniel Hill Sarah Jefferds John Storer 

Joseph Storer John Storer Jun r John Gendale 

mark 

John Gooch Zachariah Z Goodale John Wheelwright 

his 

Sayer Nathel Clark J r Nathan 

Snell Wheelwright Samuell Davies Joshua Clark 
John Cusens Sam 11 Clark Daniel Clark 

Samuel Jefferds Sam Wheelwright Nath Wells 
Hanry Boothby John Cole John Clark 

Nath: Wheelwright Jeramiah Littlefield William Sayer 
Joseph Hill John H-d Hubbard John 

Joseph Joseph Littlefield Samuel 

Nehemiah Littlefield Samuel Treadwell Moses Stevens 
Jeremy Stevens James Davis Benj Kimball 

John Brown Hans Patten 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 223 

Petition of Committee of Harpswell 1760 

Province of the Mass a Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq ; Governour & 
Commander in Chief ; The Honourable His Majestys Coun- 
cill and House of Representatives in General Court assembled 
Sep r 16, 1760 

The Petition of the Committee for the District of Harps- 
well humbly sheweth. — 

That there are settled in said District, to the Number of 
sixty Families & upwards, who are embodyed in a Church 
State, and have regularly ordained a Minister of the Gospell, 
to their general Satisfaction ; under this hopefull Prospect, 
that they expect the inhabitants in said District, will be 
greatly increased, if this Honoured Court would please to 
encourage said Infant Settlement, For which Purpose, they 
humbly ask Leave to represent their present Difficulties, that 
they may be remedied as in their great Wisdom shall seem 
meet. A Constable for the District of Harpswell, was chosen 
in March 1759 The Rates were made by the Select Men of 
said District. The Ministerial Tax, together with Ten Pounds, 
voted to defray Parish Charges, were made into a Rate. We 
being in our Infant State, not perfectly acquainted with the 
Rules which the Law describes the same was not executed in 
that Manner the Bill not being offered nor committed to the 
said Constable, in his Steed was chosen a Collector to collect 
the proportionable Part of s d Tax, assest upon the Inhabitants 
of tlie said District, except of those upon an Island adjacent, 
belonging to the District of Harpswell commonly called by 
the Name of great Sebascodegin, for which Place a Collector 
was cliostii to collect the proprietors Part of said Tax assest 
upon the Inhabitants thereof which should have been com- 
mitted t" the former Constable of said Island but was neg- 
lected. Neither of which Collectors being lawfully chosen, 



224 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

are vested with lawfull Power & Authority to collect the 
same. The want of which, a great Part of y e aforesaid Tax 
cannot be collected, which renders the said District under 
very distressing Circumstances. Wherefore your humble 
Petitioners, being incumbered with these Difficulties, most 
humbly address this Hon d Court, for the Remedy thereof, 
and for the Encouragement of the Gospell settled amongst 
us, that Nehemiah Curtis & Jn° Snow Collectors, the latter 
of which is for Sebascodegin aforesaid, may be vested with 
sufficient Power & Authority to Collect y e Whole of those 
Taxes not collected, leavelled against the several Persons in 
their respective Bills. All which is humbly submitted to the 
Wisdom & Justice of this Hon d Court, and we, your humble 
Petitioners, as in Duty bound, shall ever pray & 

Timothy Bailey \ Committee chosen by 
L T > y e District to act in 

Alx dr Willson ) this Affair. 
In the House of Rep ves Dec r 31 1760 

Read and Voted that the within named Nehemiah Curtis 
- John Snow be required and they are hereby impowered to 
proceed and perfect the collecting the Taxes within mentioned 
according to Law, any failure with respect to their qualifica- 
tions hitherto notwithstanding. 

Sent up for concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council 31 Dec r 1760 - 

Read and Concurred A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Petition of Moses Twitchel £ others, 1760. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Govern in and 
over said Province, the Hon ble his Majestys Council, & 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 225 

House of Representatives in Gen 1 Court assembled Nov 
1760 Humbly Sheweth 

The Petition of a Number of Inhabitants of Casco Bay in 
said Province 

That the Devastation made by the Indian Wars Loss of 
Records & C a in Times past Titles are very precarious here ; 
some of your Petitioners many Years ago have with great 
Care and Circumspection made Purchases ; and large Improve- 
ments on the Same, notwithstanding which some old Claim 
frequently appears and they have been from Time to Time 
ousted. Others seeing their Fate have refrained purchasing, 
so that at present most of your Petitioners have but very 
little Land, & some none at all. Your Petitioners have many, 
yea most of them a Number of Sons, who are innured to 
Labour and would be very glad to cultivate and improve 
Land provided they might have a Grant on a sure footing 
and as your Petitioners are well knowing that there is a large 
Quantity of Good Land uncultivated and unimproved on the 
Northern and Western Side of the Island of Mount Desert 
and next adjoining the same on the main they humbly beseech 
your Excellency and Honours that they may have a Town- 
ship or Townships granted to them their Heirs & Assigns at 
that Place together with the Islands that may lay between 
said Township or Townships and the Sea and 3'our Petitioners 
are willing to give Bond to Settle there with their Families 
in any convenient Time allow'd by the Court, and will as in 
Duly bound ever pray 

Sam 1 Webb Jonathan Carter 

Abraham (Hark Solomon Jackson 

Petition of Wait Wadsworth $ others, Com rr 1760 
Province ..f tlic Massachusetts Bay 

To his Exellency Francis Bernard Esq' Cap 1 General and 
Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the 

15 



226 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Province afores d the Hon We his Majestys Council and 
House of Representatives in General Court Assembled 
December the 17 th 1760 
The Memorial of Blaney Philips and Wait Wads worth of 
Duxborough in the County of Plymouth Humbly sheweth 
that whereas we with a Number of the inhabitants of Dux- 
borough Plymton and Pembrook Did Petition this Hon We 
Court the Last year that s d Court woold Make them a Grant 
of a Suteable tract of Land for a Township on pornopscott 
River or Bay for Reasons mentioned in s d Petition and as we 
understand has not as yet ben pas d upon by the Hon ble Court 
your memorilest therefore Most Humbly Pray that s d Petition 
may be Revived and a Grant made of s d land if your Exel- 
lency and Honnours shall think fit and your Memorilest as 
in dut} T Bound shall ever pray 

Wait Wads worth \ ~ , A 

I Committee for s a 
Blany Philips > „ A . ± . 

, L \ Petitioners 

Briggs Alden ' 



Provision to be made for Phillipstown 1761 

York ss Anno Regni Regis Georgy Tertio Magna Britannia, 
Francia, et Hibernia & c Primo 

At His Majestys Court of General Sessions of the peace 
begun and held at York within and for the Count}' of York 
on the first Tuesday of January being the sixth Day of said 
Month Annoque Domini 1761 — 

Whereas Information is brought to this Court that Divers 
Inhabitants of the Plaintation called Phillips Town, are now 
Visited with the Contagious and Mortal Distemper of the 
Small Pox which Persons are Very Poor and unable to Pro- 
vide the Necessaries for Support of Life, Nurses & Phisicians 
Needfull in Such Cases and the said Plantation not being 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 227 

Incorporated into a Township are not Impowered to Provide 
for their sick & poor as other Towns are, 

These are Therefore to recommend the Distressed Circum- 
stances of the said Inhabitants to the Consideration of Fox- 
well Curtis Cutt Benjamin Chadbourn Esq" & Cap 1 John 
Lord and to Desire them to order such Provision to be made 
of Phisicians Nurses & Necessaries for the Sickness of the 
Said Persons & others in the said Plantation as may be in 
the Like Distress as they think Convenient the said Gentle- 
men to keep Acco ts of what they may advance for the above 
Perpo&es and what Families & Persons receive such suplys 
that so the Suplys made to such as may be Poor and not able 
to Discharge the acco ts may be recommended to this Great 
and General Court for Payment for as much as the Distemper 
was brought amongst said Inhabitants by Soldiers Imployed 
by this Government in the Present Expedition for the reduc- 
tion of Canada 

by order Court Attest Jn° ffrost Cler. 

Copy of record Exam d g 

Jn° ffrost Cler. 

D r Fox. Cur. Cutt To Dorcas Goodridge — 
Jan y To 23 Days attend 5 upon the People sick 

w* v e Small Pox at Philipstown (S 4/4.12.0 

Berwick Ap. 10 th 1761 Errors Excepted p 

her 

Dorcas G 

mark 

York as/ April 20 th 1761 

Dorcas Goodridge above named made Solemn Oath to the 
Truth of the foregoing acco 1 

Before Benj a Chadbourn J. Peace 
N. B. The above persons were Soldiers. 

D r The County of Fork to supplies to the sick 

w ,h y*" Small Pox at Phillipstowji by Fox- 
well Curtis Cutt 



228 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Jan y To 23 Days nursing of Dorcas Good- 
ridge as g her ace* attested @ 4/ 4-12 — 
T 26 lb Beaf & Pork for the use of nurses 
&c @6 d 0- 8- 8 

£5- 8 
Berwick April 27 th 1761 Errors Excepted 

g Fox. C. Cutt — 
The above persons were Soldiers — 



New Marblehead, Petition 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq Governour in 
Chief, To the Hon ble His Majestys Council and House of 
Representatives of s d Province 
Humbly Shew the Grantees of a Township call'd New 
Marblehead in the County of Cumberland ; That in Obed- 
ience to the Order of this Hon ble Court in October A D 1758, 
they sent to the s d Township Mess™ John Wight & Samuel 
Turner With orders to take an exact Account of the state of 
the Township, And the progress made by each Grantee toward 
a Settlement ; Who Made Report upon Oath, Which was laid 
before this Hon ble Court, Whereby it appears that Twenty 
nine of the Grantees had setled Families there, (A List 
whereof are hereunto Annex'd ) The other Grantees tho' all 
of them (butN 4 drawn by George Pigot) have Cleared 
Lands on their respective Lotts, they have not Settled Fami- 
lies, there, By which neglect the few Families there have 
been exposed to greate Difficulties. That this Small Settle- 
ment have for many years past dwelt there, without any Gos- 
pell Ministry or Any Civil Government Among them. That 
the Grantees find it necessary that a further division 
if 100 Acre Lotts be laid out there, Which can't be Effected 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 229 

with any Certainty until they Obtain a Settlement of the 
Boundary Lines betwixt the s d Grant, & the Towns of Fal- 
mouth and North Yarmouth on Which they Joyn, Which 
They Apprehend cannot be effected but by the Aid of this 
Hon ble Court. 

Wherefore the s d Grantees humbly Pray your Excellency 
and this Honourable Court 

1 That The Twenty Nine setled Numbers be Confirmd 
to the Respective Grantees & their Heirs. And the non 
setlers be Compeld as Soon as May be, to compleat their 
Settlements. 

2 That the settlement of the s d Boundary lines May be 
ordered. And 

3 That the Inhabitants there may be Incorporated into 
some order of Government. And as the Original home Lotts 
were laid out but 10 acres (to make the settlement compact 
& Defenceable,) Which has greatly hurt and Discouraged the 
s' 1 Settlement, your Petitioners now pray that the non setlers 
may not be compell'd to settle on s d 10 Acre Lotts, Each of 
them having An 100 Acre Lott Adjoining to the s d home 
Lotts Already laid out, which will better Suit them and Serve 
the Township in General. All which is Submitted by your 
Excell yi & Hon" Most Hum 1 Serv t8 

Nathan Bowen \ Comm ttee for s d 
John Wight > Prop™ in this 
John Ingalls ' Behalf e 

And the s d Com tf " e further beg leave to inform your Exc y 
& Hun's That in the Origenal Grant of the Township, A 
Right thro* the Township was Reservd for the first Minister, 
Another for the Ministry, And a third for the school; The 
first became the property of the Rev' 1 M r Wight dee' 1 as first 
Minister, The second in Its present Rough & uncultivated 
Suite can be of little use to the next Minister at least for 
Some time ;is the property will not be his, That The sch 



230 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Lott N° 44, in the Body of 100 Acre Lotts already laid out 
lays near the Centre of the s d Lotts and where the Settlements 
are most likely to be made, and therefore Most Sutable for 
the Meeting house & Commodious for the next Minister if it 
may be had for that purpose. Wherefore they pray that the 
s d Grantees or your Petitions their Com tee may be Impower'd 
to transfer the s d 100 Acre Lott N° 44. To the use afores d 
Saving four Acres to lay in Common for a Meeting House, 
School House, Burying place & other Public uses, And if 
your Exc y & Honours Should think the Residue of the s d 
School Right, Which will be near 300 Acres should be insuf- 
ficient for the purpose, your s d Petitioners will take Care that 
in their Laying Out the next Division a like quantity of Land 
shall be laid Out and Assignd to s d School Right, as equiva- 
lent thereto, which is also Humbly Submitted 

Nathan Bo wen 
John Wight 
John Ingalls 
In Council Jan? 8, 1761 Read and Ordered That John 
Chandler Esq r with such as the Hon le House shall join be a 
Committee to take this Petition under Consideration & report 
what they judge proper for this Court to do thereon 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

Read and Col Clap and Major 

Cushing are joined in the Affair. 

James Otis Speaker 



Report of Committee. 

The Com tee to whom was Referred the within Petition 
humbly report as their Opinion that the Right belonging to 
the Twenty Nine persons contained in the Annexed List be 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 231 

confirmed to them their heirs and assigns forever, & that the 

plantation be Erected into a District — 

That the other Origin all Admitted settlers or those who 

hold under them being thirty one, be allowed one year from 

this time to Comply with the Conditions of y e Grant, and 

such of them as do not; their Supposed Shares or Rights 

Revert to the province & be disposed of as this Court shall 

order. That a Comittee be Appointed, at the Charge of 

petitioners to fix and ascertain the bounds of y e plantation 

adjoyning to the Towns of Falmouth & North Yarmouth they 

giving proper notice of the time of their meeting for that 

purposs — And that the School Lott N° 44 be appropriated 

for the encouragement of the Next Ordain_ Minister amongst 

them reserving four Acres thereof for Erecting a Meeting 

house on & for other publick uses and that previous to the 

laying out any Further Division a hundred Acres of good 

land be laid out for the use of the School in Lieu of s d Lott 

N°44 

g order of y e Com te John Chandler 

In Council Jan y 20, 1761. Read and Accepted, and 
Ordered That Rich d Cutt Esq, with such as the honourable 
House shall join be a Committee to run the Lines mentioned 
in said Report 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver See 1 

In the House of Rep ves Jan* 20 1761 

Read and Concur'd and M r Bradbury and D r Sayer are 

Joyned in the Affair 

James Otis Speaker 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

Petition for Township 1761 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq Captng general and 
Commander in Cheif in and over His Majestys Province of 



232 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



the Massachusets Bay in New England and to the Hon ble 

His Majesty s Council and the House of Representatives of 

the said Province February 21 th 1761 — 

The petition of us Whose Names are hear unto Subscribed 
Humbly Shews 

That your petitioners Having been Imployd in the Late 
wars by the Massachusetts Government and We hearing that 
Land was to be Disposed of by the Government for the 
incouregment of Settlers and their fore most Humbley pry y r 
Excellency and Hon ra in Considderation of our past Seari- 
veases to Graint us a town ship at or about mount Deseart 
and your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray &c 

James Bean 
Charls Trafton 
Moses Welch 

Timothy C 

Nathanael Abbot 
Itham Trafton 
J Allen 
Mathew Austin 



David Bean 
Thomas Lindsey 
Joseph Allen 

his 

Martin X Grant 

mark 

James Grover 
Joshua Trafton 
James Gowen 
Daniel Grant 



his 

Joshua X Gray 

mark 

Josiah Black 



Josiah Black Jun r Benj a Donnell 
Nathaniel Preble Benjamin Prebel 
Matthias Whiteny William Babb 

Joseph Cariile 

Ebenezer Grant 
Joseph Horn 
Tho s Moody 
James Sayward 
John Harmon 
Joseph Moody 
James Home 
Joshua Simpson 



Jonathan Clay 
Thomas Hains 
John Norman 
Abraham Linscut 
Joseph Shaw 
William Grow 
Jonathan No well 
Samuel Adams ju r Matthew Bright 



Thaddeus Trafton 
Joseph Main 
Hezekiah Elwell 

his 

Joseph X Dill 

mark 

Simon Grover 
Webster Simpson 
Peter Grant 
John Bane 
Nathaniel Harmon 
John Bradbury J r 
Jonathan Farnam 

Joseph Bradbury 

William beal 
Abr m Lunt 
Samuel Cook 
Richard B 
Jonathan Mellen 
Joshua McLeary 
Elisha Home 
Dummer Sewall 
Jonathan Bean 



OF THE STATE OE MAINE 233 

his 

Alex r MTntire Jun r Henry Simpson Partick F fishgearile 

his mark 

Jeremiah Bragdon EbennezzaraQ Smith Charles Bane 

mark 

Samuel Adams W m Ball Joseph Baker 

Thomas Adams petiah Nathaneil Adams 

Jn° Frost Jun r Daniel Blasdell Timothy Frost 

Ebenezer Blasdell Silas Nowell Juner John Grover 
Abraham Chapman 

Indorsed Petition of a Number of Soldiers for a Townsh p 

April 1 1761 James Bean 

Col E Jones M r Witt Col Dwight Y e Com te report That This 
Petit" be refer* 1 to next May Session. 



Petition of Sam 1 Adams. 1761. 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq 1 Captain General & 
Comander in Cheife hi & over His Majestys Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay — the Hon bl the Council & House 
of Representatives in General Court assembled June 3 d 
1761 

The Petition of Samuel Adams Clerk to the Proprietors of 
a certain Tract of undivided Land containing Nineteen thou- 
sand Acres, lying on the Western side of Kennebunk River 
in the County of York, called Phillipstown Humbly Shews 

That the said Proprietors at their Meeting legally called & 
held the first Ins 1 did unanimously agree, that in order to the 
effectual Settlement of said Land, it was necessary to make 
division of the whole that so Each may know & possess their 
respective Rights in severalty — lint so it hath happen'd as 
appears by their Votes, that in the year 17 ; >o a Division was 
made of Two thousand Acres thereof into forty Lotts of fifty 
Acres Bach, *.V the Proprietors severally drew their Lotts, 

but no Possession was ever taken of any of said Lotts, nor is 



234 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Plan of said Division ( if in being ) any where to be 
found ; so that the Proprietors are utterly at a Loss to know 
where said divided part lies, & of Consequence are prevented 
from making Division of the whole ( as they are desirous of 
doing ) or even any part of it. 

Wherefore Your Petitioner in Behalf & at the Request of 
said Proprietors humbly prays, that Your Excellency & 
Honours would in your known Goodness remove this Diffi- 
culty in the way of their Settlement by an Order that the 
said former Division may be null and void. 

As in all duty bound your Pet r ever prays 

Samuel Adams 

In Council June 4, 1761. Read and ordered That the 
Prayer of the Petition be granted. And that the Petitioner 
have leave to bring in a Bill accordingly 

Sent down for concurrence. A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ve8 June 13 1761 

Read and Concurr'd James Otis Speaker 

June 1 1761 met by Adjournm* 

Present Jos Moulton jun r Esq r James Bowdoin Esq> 
James Pitts Esq M r Henry Bromfield M r W m Gray M r W m 
Andrews M r John Andrews Sam 1 Adams 

Coll Moulton desird to be excusd being Moderator & James 
Bowdoin Esq r was chosen in his room — 

Voted that the Clerk be desird to prefer a petition to the 
Gen 1 Court setting forth that — 



voted that this meeting be adjourned to the first thursday 
in August next at five o'Clock afternoon. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 235 

Survey of the Country. 

In the House of Representatives June 11, 1761 

Voted that a Survey of y e Country from Kennebeck to y e 
River of S l Lawrence is Necessary & Practicable, 

& that to answer y e purposes thereof One Scouting party, 
Consisting of one Captain, Two Surveyors, & Nine privates, 
be Established in y e pay of this Government in y e following 
Manner 

One Captain, at Eleven pounds g Month the first Sur- 
veyor, Eight pounds the Second Surveyor, Six pounds the 
Privates at three pounds twelve shillings each the service to 
commence y e first of August. & to end y e middle of October 
next. 

& that if s d Privates should be taken out of any of y e forts 
where they are in y e pay of this Government that Pay shall 
be considerd as a part of y e above Establishment. 

Sent up for concurrence, James Otis, Speaker 

In Council July 11, 1761. Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec y 

Consented to Fra. Bernard 



Scarborough, Petition. 1761. 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esquire Captain Gen- 
eral and Governor in Chief in and over His Majestys Prov 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay The Honourable his Majestys 
Council and House of Representives in General Court assem- 
bled at Boston May 1761 — 

The Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Scarborough Qualify'd by Law to Vote agreeable to Charter 
Humbly Shews — 

That in the Month of February last past Enoch Freeman 



230 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Esq r Requested of your Petitioners ( by Posting up Papers at 
the different Publick Places at said — That we would give him 
our Votes at our March meeting for being County Register 
When the time for puting up the Annual warning for March 
meeting came the Select men put an Article in the warning 
to Chuse a Register, M r Small Town Clerk said it had better 
be in the following words, viz* " And also to Act on any tiling 
that may be found Necessary," a Practice which we have 
offten used and never found it disputed befor_, and at the 
time of said March meeting last past Edward Milliken Esq r 
Being Chosen Moderator (on purpose that we might Act 
wisely & Safely ) he having the direction of the Meeting &c 
Order'd all Persons Qualify'd by Law to Vote to bring in 
their Votes for a Register of Deeds which was then don agree- 
able to Law and Coustome as we then and do still Think at 
least with all Humble submission to your Excellency your 
Honours & Gentlemen we think was Consistant with the 
Honest intent and meaning of the Law, Especialy as Enoch 
Freeman Esq r aff d was at the meeting with a Number of his 
Friends from Falmouth making Interest for him before and 
at the very Time of the Meeting M r Nathaniel Green was 
allso There So that The whole Town was as well Acquainted 
with the Choice of a Register and allso of the Candidates as 
they Ever can be of any Vote Notwithstanding of which the 
Justices of - Inferiour Court held at Falmouth this Instant 
May has Sett our Votes aside. We have Much more to say 
if Occasion Require But wont intrude on your Excellency & 
Your Honour's &cc Goodness hoping the Honesty of our 
Request will be sufficient Wherefore your Petitioners Hum- 
bly Prays That Your Excellency Your Honours and Gentle- 
men would Take our Case into your wise Consideration and 
Grant us the Privilege of our Votes as they were Honestly 
and Truely Voted last March or otherways The Privilege of 
Voting again Before the May Sessions at Falmouth are over 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 237 

Being Adjourned to next July and Your Petitioners as in 
Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray — 

his 

Joseph Waterhouse Will™ O Mitchell William Harmon 

mark 

Elisha Bragdon John Berry Samuel Davis 

his 

Benj a X Blake Benj than Tilliken 

mark his 

Robert m c Laughlin John Hodgden Thomas X 

mark 

John Milliken Nath 11 Milliken Samull Boothby 

Morris Obrian Jonathan Wingett Daniel Marston 

11 Boothby Jun r Nathaniel Seavey Sam 11 Carll Junr 

David Libby Ju r John ball Benjamin Carter 

Lemuel Smith Abraham Tbr James Boothby 

Josua Moonenday John Inaes John Libby 

Samson Plumer Josiah Ring Sam 11 Small 

Andrew Libby Edm' 1 Hagens Joseph Stephens 

Samuel Libbee Sam 11 Fogg Joseph Fogg 

Daniel Fogg Joshua Brown 

In the House of Representatives June 19, 17<)1 

WTiereas it appears to this Court that in the Choice of a 
County Register, for the County of Cumberland last spring, 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Scarborough had not any 
voice, Therefore Resolved, That the proceeding of the Jus- 
tices of *he General Sessions for said County, at their Meet- 
ing in May last, be sett asside & that the several] Towns in 
said County be Lmpower'd & they arc hereby impower'd to 
vote anew for a County Register & to make return of their 
votes at y e General] Sessions of said County to be held in 
September next and the selectmen in the several] Towns in 
s' 1 County are hereby directed to notify them accordingly and 
all Records \- proceedings done & performed by Enoch Free- 
man Esq* as county Register by virtue of his appointment by 
the Justices at their meeting in Nov* last or in consequence 
of the choice in May last, (said proceedings being otherways 
regular) are bereby confirmed cc are to be held good & valid 



238 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

to all Intents & purposes & y e said Enoch Freeman is hereby 
Impowered to continue to act as county register for y e County 
of Cumberland aforesaid untill the Generall Sessions of y e 
Justices of s d County to be held in September next — 
Sent up for concurrence 

Att r R Cotton Cler Dom Rep 

In Council June 20. 1761. Read and Non concurred And 
Ordered That this Petition be dismissed 

Sent down for concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep™ June 23 1761 

Read and Nonconcurred and the House adhere to their own 
Vote as taken into a new Draft 
Sent up for concurrence 

Att r R Cotton Cler Dom Rep 

In Council July 1, 1761. Read and Nonconcurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Representatives June 23 1761 

Whereas it appears to this Court that in the Choice of a 
County Register, for y e County of Cumberland, last Spring, 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Scarborough had not any 
voice, Therefore resolved, that the Proceedings of the Jus- 
tices of the Generall Sessions for said County, at their Meet- 
ing in Maj T last, be sett asside so far as they relate to this 
]\ latter, and that the severall Towns in said County be 
Impowered & they are hereby Impower'd to vote anew for a 
County register at their next March Meeting & to make 
return of their votes at y e Generall Sessions of said County 
to be held in May next and the selectmen of the several 
Towns in s d County are hereby directed to notifie them 
accordingly and all Records & Proceedings done & performed 
by Enock Freeman Esq r as county register by virtue of his 
appointment by the Justices at their Meeting in Nov r last or 
in Consequence of the Choice in May last ( said Proceedings 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 239 

being otherways regular) are hereby confirmed & are to be 
held good & valid to all Intents & Purposes & the said Enock 
Freeman is hereby Irnpower'd to Continue to act as County 
register for y e County of Cumberland aforesaid untill the 
Generall Sessions of y e Justices of said County in May next. 

Anno regni regis Georgy terty Secundo 

An act to annull a division heretofore made by the propri- 
etors of common & undivided lands in a place called Philips 
town in the county of York. 

Whereas the proprietors of the common and undivided 
lands in a place called Philips town in the county of York 
have petitioned this court setting forth that in order to an 
effectual settlement of the said lands it is needfull that a 
division be made thereof that so each proprietor may know 
& settle his part in severalty, and that it appears by the 
records of said proprietors that in the year 1730 a division 
was made of two thousand acres part of the said land into 
forty lots of fifty acres each and that the proprietors drew 
their several lots in the said division, but that it no way 
appears A where the land so divided is, nor any plan of the 
division being to be found, the petitioners did thereupon pray 
that the said ancient division may by the authority of this 
court be annulled & vacated to the end they may proceed 
regularly to a new division. 

Be it therefore enacted by the governor council and house 
of representatives that the said division made in the said year 
1730 be and hereby is annulled & made void - that the said 
proprietors be ami hereby are enabled to proceed to a division 
dl' tin- whole <»r any part of the lands by them held in com- 
mon as afores d as they might have done if the division afores' 1 
in tin- year 1730 had never been made Provided always That 
nothing in this Act shall be understood or construed to affect 
tin' Right or Title of any person actually settled upon lands 



240 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

in any part of Phillips Town ; B but such Right and Title 
shall be and remain as if this Act had never passed — 

In Council July 7, 1761. Read a first and second time 
and passed to be engrossed — 

Sent down for concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ves July 9, 1761 

Read and Ordered that the consideration of this Bill be 
refer'd to the next sitting of this Court, and that in the mean 
time Samuel Adams Clerk to the Prop rs of Phillips Town 
Insert the Substance of this Bill in one of the Boston News- 
papers three Weeks successively ; as also Post the same up 
in some publick place in said Plantation of Phillips Town, 
That so any Persons concerned may shew cause ( if any they 
have) at the next sitting of this Court why the said Bill 
should not pass into a Law. 

Sent up for concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council July 9, 1761 Read & Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 
In Council Nov r 25, 1761 

The Board resuming the Consideration of this Bill, and it 
appearing that publick notice of the Substance thereof had 
been - agreeable to the foregoing Order, and no objections 
being offer'd thereto - It is thereupon Order' d that the same 
do pass to be Engross'd with the following Amendments viz 
at A - dele where the Land so divided is 

insert where & in what manner the said Lotts were laid 
& bounded, 
at B insert assign'd or allotted to him -before the making 

of the Division aforementioned. 
Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ves Nov r 26 1761 
Read three several times and concur'd 

James Otis Speaker 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 241 

At a Parish Meeting held in the first Parish in Scarborough 
August the 27 th 1761 — 

Voted and Concured (at s d Meeting) with the Churches 
Vote to Give M r Phinehas Whitney a Call to Setle in the 
Ministery in said Parish 

Attest Sam 11 Fogg Parish Clark 

At a Parish Meeting held in the first Parish in Scarborough 
March y e 16 th 1762 — 

Unanimously Voted and Concured with the Churches Vote 
to Give M r Samuel Foxcraft a Call to Setle in the Work of 
the Ministery in this Parish 

Attest Sam 11 Fogg Parish Clark 

Letter, Ichabod Goodwin to Hon. Tho s Hutchinson 

Berwick 16 Nov br 1761 
Sir 

I Reseved yor Leter Conflrmen the mestack in the Roll as 

your Leter to mee that I never Reseved. 

You say or Sir Willam Pepprell that I have spock to Cor- 
nel Sparock and hee Told me that bee wod Luck mongest 
his papers But hee hant Let mee now whar he Has found 
it if your honon Cant help mee I dont now whot I shall dow 
I left my papers ir the in gagment bot whot Your Onorer 
noues a bout it you had the Copey and the som was 11-9-0 
& som penc I think at the best of my Judment and if your 
honer Can dow Aney thing for mee pray Lett Mager Cutt 
now and you will a blige your 

frend & verey Hombill Servent 

Ichabod Goodwin 

Petition of Sam' Adams 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq Captain (Jcneral 
& Commander in Cheife in & over the Province of the Mas- 

16 



242 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

saclmsetts Bay ; The Honourable the Councill & House of 
Representatives in General Court assembled the 20 th of 
November 1761 

Samuel Adams of Boston Clerk to the Proprietors of a 
Tract of Land in the County of York called Phillipstown, 
begs leave humbly to make known to - Hon bl Court, that in 
obedience to their order he hath notifyd the Resident Propri- 
etors of said Land of the Substance of a Bill now pending in 
said Court for setting aside an ancient division of said Land 
for Reasons offerd, by inserting an Advertisement in one of 
the Boston News papers, & also by causing the same to be 
posted in a publick place in said Phillipstown, which last he 
is informd by a Letter from Jeremiah Moulton Esq of York, 
is done to all which he is ready to give his Affidavit — 

Wherefore he humbly prays that said Bill may be passd 
into a Law, no persons appearing to object thereto. 

Sam 1 Adams 



Petition of Eben r Thorndike £ others 1762 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay Jan 1 "? 3 d 1762 

To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Captain General 
and Governour in and over his Majesty's Province 
afores'd the Honourable His Majesty's Council and 
House of Representatives, in General Court Assembled 
We the Subscribers having been Soldiers at Fort Pownall 
and now Settled at a Place called Magebaggadeuse on the 
Eastern Side of Penobscott Bay, and others desirous of set- 
tling there themselves, or Settling other good Families in 
their Room ; for the Accommodation of Numbers that want 
Land, and to carry on the Fishery, Humbly request, 

Your Excellency and Honours wou'd Please to grant Your 
Petitioners and their Heirs, a Township to be bounded as 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 243 

follows, beginning about three miles above Casteens River, 
at a Place called Sandy Point and to run East North East 
Eight Miles, then South South East to the Ocean and then 
West South West Eight Miles, and then to the first Bounds 
mentioned, a Neck of Land Water and Islands, And Your 
Petitioners as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c — 
Edward Milliken Eben r Thorndike Nath 11 Milliken 
Samuel Freeman Joseph Brown Eze Cushing 

John Bicknell Jun r Ezekiel Cushing Ju r Mark Haskell 
Jeremiah Cushing Benj a Milliken Joseph Milliken 

Lemuel Smith Sam 11 Cate David Elwill 

Nathan eU Harmon Dan 11 Mackey John Trott 

Will m Masury Samuel Trott Henry Herrick 

John Trott William Morgan Thomas Trott 

William Bartlett Stephen Huchinson John Roundey 
Samuel Osborn Nicolas Thorndike John Melbery Milliken 
Andrew Thorndike Thomas Milliken Joseph Wood 
William Haskell Anthony Dyer Thomas Stroute 

Samuel Wood Benjamin Robbins Samll Trask 
Benjamin Robbins Joshua Silvester juner ArChebaild Hency 
Samuel Silvester Josiah heney David Silvester 

Daniel Noyes Samuel Silvester Stephen Combes 

Samuel Trask Joshua Combes Joseph Trask 

Andrew Simonton David Trask William Dyer 

Spencer Bret George Dyer Rougles Colbe 

Bengman Thorndike Thomas Trask David Alden 
Thomas Williamson John Thorndike Bengman frizzel 
Joshua Woodbery Adam Silvester Samuell Clark 

Paul Thorndike John Robinson Ju r Nath 11 Ingersoll 
Nathaniel Jordan ju Joseph Wilson Edward Milliken -Iu r 

1','titian < if l)nviil M<irx/> .)'• others 1762 

Haverhill Jan" »;"' L762 
To Messrs David Marsh, Enoch Bartlet, James M c Hard 



244 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Esq r , James Duncan, Cpt Edmond Moors, Cpt Peter Parker, 
Dudly Calton & Benj Harrod 

We the Subscribers being desirous of setling some of the 
Land upon the Sea Coasts or Rivers between the Lands 
belonging to the Heirs of the Late Honourable Brigadier 
General Waldo and the River Passamaquade or S* Croix 
desier our Names may be carryed to the great and General 
Court at their next Session with a Petition which we desier 
you'll please to draw and Lay before the same for Lands 
within s d Limmits for the purposes aforesaid — 



William Fairfield John Dow Jun r 
Isaac Bradley Jonathan Buck 

David Remmick Nathaniell Rolf 
Nathaniell Jonston John Jonston 



Jesse Jonston 
Daniel Jonston 
Olliver Knight 
Josiah Fulsom 
Enoch Noyes 



William Lampson 
Caleb Jonston 
Charles Haddock 
John Knight Jun r 
Benjamin Moores 



Samuell Clements Joshua Sawyer 
James Sawyer William M c Hard 



Daniel Hills 
Philip Clements 
Benf Pettingall 
Isaac Snow 



James Duncan Jun r 
John Dow tersus 
David Marsh Jun r 
Moses Marsh 
Thomas Jonston 
William Townsend 
Tristram Knight 
Edmond Herriman 
Samuell Little 
James M c Hard Juner 
Peter Clements 
Benj a Kimball 



Jonathan Kimball 

Jonathan Kimball Jun r Jeremiah Pecker 

Benjamin Clements Cutten Marsh 

Jacob Sayer Enoch Badger 

Peter Morse Jun r Amiruhamah Moores Ebenezer Mudget 
John Moody Joshua Howard John Eaton 

Elias Jonston 

Edmond Sayer 

Moses Swasey 

John Goodwin 

Daniel Poor Jun r 

Ben" Morse 



Moses Mudgit 
John Ayers 
Joseph Sayer 
Daniel Poor 
Joseph Pilsbury 
Moses Kelly 



James Woodward Thomas West 



Hanes Johnston 
John Woodman 
Simeon Goodwin 
Jonathan Poor 
Benj n Pilsbury 
Stephen Coffin 
Asa Heath 



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245 



William Page 
Stephen Little 
Moses Bartlet 
John Hazen Jun r 
Samuell Hobie 
James Cook 
Daniel Bartlet 
Samuell Ayers 
Joshua Baley 



Moses Little 
Peter Herriman 
Ephraim Noyes 
Willam Page 
Samuell Bayley 
Thomas Whitacer 



Asael Herriman 
John Bayley 
Lewis Page 
James Bricket 
Nathaniel Bartlet 
William Cook 



Jonathan Webster Jun r Jacob Bayley 



Ephram Baley 
Samuell Morrison 



Samuell Ayers ter 8 Jacob Morse 
Theophilus Eaton Mark Emerson 
Joseph Johnston Joseph Hadley 



John Mills 
Asa Herriman 
John Hesseltine 
Wilks West 
Moses Hazen 
Joseph Swaysey 
James Winn 
Israel Morrill 
Kelly Plummer 



John Farnain 
Maxey Hesseltine 
Joseph Jillings 
John Hazen 
Nathaniel Burpey 
Robert Hale 
David George 
Samuel Plummer 



James Pecker 
Eclmond Morse 
Ezekiel Wilson 
Ezekiel Eaton 
' Jacob Ayers 
Moses Morse 
John Mulliakin 
William Marshal 
David Pettangal 
Ebenezer Hale 
Ezra Chase 
Alpheus Godwin 
Timothy George 
Jasial Herriman 
Ebenezar Kimball 
Jacob Buck 



Eliphalet Martin 
Samuel Johnston Peter Johnston 
Josiah Brown Samuell Kimball 
Ebenezar Day Jonathan Buck Jun r Daniell Jaques 
John Whiting Bezeliel Calton Nathan Baker 

Dudley Carlton Jun r Joshua Springer William Kimball 



Nathaniel Marsh Stephen Knight 
John Duncan James Simonds 
Joel Herriman William Duncan 
William Duncan Jun r Benj" Eaton 
Jonathan Eaton Abraham Duncan 
John Duncan ter 8 Ezekiel Belknap 
James Clemans Samuell Bell 
Alexander Wilson James King 



Moses Chase 
George Duncan Jun r 
Samuel Souther 
George Duncan ter 8 
Andrew Frink 
John Humphrey 
Peter Page 
James Wilson 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Ebenezar Eaton John Otterson Ammy Hanes 

Samuell Fisher Samuell George John Duncan 

Timothy Smith David Slorow John Pell 

George Duncan y e fath Samuel Trask John Bell 

Barnard Kimball Adam Dickey Joseph Hanes 

John Barnet Evan Jones Samuel Hides 

Richard Ayer Mathew Slorow Ebenezar Kimball 
Thomas Berverly Richard Emarson Jun r David Berverly 



David Hanes 
Isaac Bruester 
Samuel Moores 
Joseph Bell 
Samuell Duncan 
Adam Wier 



James Tood 

Dudley Lad 

Mathew Patten 

Ebenezar Portar 

James Aiken 

Ephraim Chandler 
Sammuel Johnston David Stell 
Samuell Cockran Benj n Gage Jun r 
Nathaniell Gage Jun r Robert Stewart 
John Cockran Moses Day 
Benj n Day Rob* Parker 

Joseph Frey ju r Jacob Kimball 

John Chickering ju r William Cockran 

Nathaniell Cockran Benj a Stevens 
William Wallis 
Ward Noice 

Abiel Freye Joseph McCartney 

Jonathan Gilmore 

John Stinson 

Timothy Walker 

Nathan Joans 

Daniel Spauldin 



Jonathan Nelson 
James Patterson 
Enoch Marsh 
Peter Ewons 
Samuell Foster 
John Wier 
Ruben Mills 
John Gilman 
Amos Mulliakim 
Jonathan Stevens ju r 
William Easman 
Sam 1 Chickering 



Benj a Cudworth 

David Nevens 

Mathew Thornton Nicholas Holt 

Samuel Foster John McLaughlin 

James Cockran 

Siuimel Blodget 

William Blair 

William Gooch 

Hugh Ramsey 

Ephraim Peerce 

William Hopkins Elies Joans 

Jon a Bates Joseph Boyes 

Jeremiah Hesseltine Nath 1 frye Ju r 

John Swa Daniel Page 



James Lister 
Sammuel Allison 
Simon Elliot 
John Hogg 
Nath 1 Allen 
James Gregg 
James fowls Jun r 
William Bradley 
George Duncan 



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247 



Jo 8 Hall 
Samuel Fisher 



Jabez Fisher 
Jn° Baker 
James Pecker Ju r Jn° Prince 
Josiah Snelling Isaac Osgood 
Baley Bartlet Jo 8 Mullikin Ju r 
Benj a Gushing William Maxwell 
Simeon Parker John Truman 
James Richardson W m Frye 



Jeremiah Fisher 
James Harrod 
Ebinezer Herrick 
Benj a Hammatt 
William Greenleaf 
Sam 1 Hogg 
John Varnum 
Rufus Clap 

Joseph Stevens George Duncan Jun r Xathan Parker 
John Duncan Jun r Peter Parker ju r John Dummer 
John Farnum ju r Jn° Cogswell Ju r Benj n Harrod Jun r 
Jonathin Begley Ephraim Bound David Dixon 

John Indicott William McHard Juiner Nath 11 Brown 
Samuel Glover Nath 11 Brown Ju r John Hall 
Samson Stoddard Theophilus Mansfield John Warren Ju r 
Benj a Bond Benj a Ingals Jonas Harrington 

Isaac Parker Rob 1, Patten Jacob Tyler 

Benj a Kingsbury Thomas Bartlet Ju r Sam 1 Barnard 
W m Fairfield Ju r Jon n Marsh Ju r 
Moses Davis Jonas Noyes 

Joshua Harrod Ebenezer Nichols 
Jobe Gage 
Andrew Black 



Ebenezer Hall 
William Nickels 
Charles Prescott 
Eben zr Hough 



Rob 1 Duncan 
Humphry Barret 
Nath 1 Hall 
Joseph persons 
Benj Mubb: Holmes 



John Mico Wendell W m Watts 
Bellingham Watts James Erewing 



Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq r Cap 1 Gen 1 the 

Commander in Chief of said Province, to the Honourable 

his Majesties Council and the Representatives in Gen 1 

Court assembled at Boston Jan 13 13" 1762 

The Petition of the Subscribers hereunto on behalf of 

themselves and associates whose Names are Contained in the 

Several lists Accompanying this Petition Humbly Sheweth 



248 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

That your Petitioners and Associates who by far are the 
Greatest part of them Persons Brought up to Husbandry and 
not having lands Sufficient for themselves and Sons — who 
are also Husbandmen — have been put Upon the enquiry for 
Wilderness lands to Exercise their Calling upon — And that 
in the course of their Enquiry, they have been lately inform'd 
that there is a considerable Tract of Unappropriated Wilder- 
ness Lands and Islands, lying between the Province of Nova 
Scotia and that part of this Province call Province of Main — 
of which this Goverment have the Inspection with Power of 
granting the Same, Sending home such grants for his Majes- 
ties approbation — And as your Petitioners and Associates 
Apprehend the Setling said Lands or Islands would be Agree- 
able to His Majesty Your Excellency and Honours - engage 
Many persons to become Setlers there that would otherwise 
go out of the Province — They Humbly pray you will please 
to grant them such a Quantity thereof as you May Judge 
proper for Such a Number of persons as your Petitioners and 
Associates consist of viz 1 360 with Liberty of Viewing and 
reconoitering the Same — and to Plan and Pitch Upon Such 
Tract or Tracts or So much of it as they shall be Alow'd and 
find Suitable for their purpose — in Some place or places on 
the Sea Coast Rivers or Inland part, between the River S l 
Croix or Passamaquoddy, and land Near Penobscut river 
belonging to the Heirs of Brigd r Gen 1 Waldo — or of said 
Islands on the Coast — and return to your Exellency and 
Hon rs a plan or Plans of the Same Setting forth and Shewing 
it's Bounds and Extent ; in Such time as you may See fit to 
Order them — 

But inasmuch as the lands Pray'd for are at a considerable 
Distance from the respective homes of your Petitioners and 
Associates, And the preparing Habitations there and Trans- 
porting themselves and Family's to them will be Attended 
with Considerable Difficulty and expence — Your Petition" 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



249 



for themselves and Associates further Pray Your Excellency 
and Hon rs will please to Grant Time Proportionable to those 
things for fulfilling Such Conditions as you may see fit to 
Injoin them, in case you should See cause to grant their 
request — And as in Duty bound will ever Pray 

David Marsh Enoch Bartlet James M c Hard 

James Duncan Edmund Mooers Dudley Carlton 
Peter Parker Benj n Harrod 

In the House of Representatives Feb ry 20 1762. 

Voted, That the Petition of David Marsh, Enoch Bartlet, 
James M c Hurd, James Duncan, Peter Parker, Edmund Moers, 
Dudley Carlton, Benjamin Harrod, and three hundred and 
fifty two Others their Associates, be so far granted, as that 
there be and is hereby Granted unto Him the said David 
Marsh & his Associates herein named viz 1 



Enoch Bartlet James M c Hard 
Peter Parker Edmund Moores 

Benjamin Harrod W m Fairfield 



Jon a Buck 
John Johnston 
Edmund Morse 
Ezekiel Eaton 
Moses Morse 



David Remmick 
Jesse Johnston 
Jacob Morse 
Joseph Hadley 
Maxey Hesseltine 



William Marshall John Hazen 



Ebenezer Hale 
Oliver Knight 
Enoch Noyes 
James Sawyer 
Philip Clements 
Isaac Snow 
John Dow 3 d 
Moses Marsh 
Will" 1 Townsend 



Tho 8 Johnston 
Tristram Knight 
Samuel Little 
Peter Clements 
Jeremiah Pecker 
John Dow jnn r 
N;itli' Rolfe 
William Lampson 
Robert Hale 



Alpbeus Goodwin Samuel Plummer 



James Duncan 
Dudley Carlton 
James Duncan ju r 
David Marsh ju r 
Joshua Bayley 
Theophilus Eaton 
John Mills 
John Hesseltine 
Moses Hazen 
Caleb Johnston 
John Knight jun r 
Joshua Sawyer 
Jon a Kimball 
Benj a demons 
Isaac Bradley 
Nath 1 Johnston 
Daniel -Johnson 
James Winn 
Kelly I'lummer 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Jasial Herriman 

Peter Morse jun 1 
Moses Mudget 
Joseph Sayer 
Joseph Pilsbury 



Peter Johnson 
Ebenezer Mudgit 
Hanes Johnston 
Simeon Goodwin 
Benjamin Pilsbury 



James Woodward Asa Heath 
Stephen Little Charles Haddock 
Edmund Herriman Benj a Moores 
Jn° M c Hard ju r William M c Hard 



Benj a Kimball 
Cutten Marsh 
John Moody 
John Ayers 
Daniel Poor 
Moses Ketley 
John Hazen jun r 
James Cook 
Samuel Ayers 



Jon a Kimball j r 
Enoch Badger 
John Eaton 
John Woodman 
Jon a Poor 
John Bayley 
James Bricket 
William Cook 
James Pecker 



Samuel Ayers tert 8 Ezekiel Wilson 
Joseph Johnston Jacob Ayers 



Asa Herriman 
Wilks West 
Joseph Swasey 
William Page 
Moses Bartlet 
Samuel Robie 
Daniel Bartlet 
Joshua Springer 
James Simonds 
Benjamin Eaton 
Ezekiel Belknap 
Israel Merrill 
Jacob Buck 
Nathan Baker 



John Mullken 
David Pettangal 
Stephen Coffin 
Asael Herriman 
Lewis Page 
Nathaniel Bartlet 
Jacob Bayley 
Nath 1 Marsh 
Joel Herriman 
Jonathan Eaton 
Ezra Chase 
Timothy George 
Jonathan Buck jun 1 
Alexander Wilson 



Jacob Sayer 
Joshua Howard 
Edmund Sayer 
John Goodwin 
Benj a Morse 
Moses Little 
Josiah Fulsom 
Sam 1 Clements 
Daniel Hills 
Benj a Pettingall 
Amiruhamah Moores 
Elias Johnston 
Moses Swasey 
Daniel Poor jun r 
Ephraim Noyes 
Samuel Bayley 
Jon a Webster jun 
Samuel Morrison 
Mark Emerson 
John Varnam 
Joseph Tillings 
Nathaniel Purpey 
Thomas West 
Peter Herriman 
William Page 
Thomas Whitaker 
Ephraim Bayley 
Moses Chase 
Samuel Souther 
Andrew Frink 
David George 
Josiah Brown 
John Whiting 
James Wilson 



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251 



John Otterson 
David Slorow 
Adam Dickey 
Matthew Slorow 
Isaac Bruister 
James King 
Samuel George 
Samuel Trask 
Evan Jones 



Samuel Fisher 
George Duncan y e 
John Barnet 
Thomas Berverly 
James Clemens 
Ebenezer Eaton 
Timothy Smith 
Barnard Kimball 
Richard Ayers 



Rich d Emerson jun David Hanes 
Dudley Lad Samuel Moores 

Ebenezer Porter Samuel Duncan 
Ephraim Chandler James Patterson 
Joseph Bell Peter Ewins 

Adam Wier John Wier 

Samuel Cockran John Gilman 
John Cockran 
Nath 1 Cockran 

John McLaughlin James Cockran 
Jonathan Gilmore William Blair 
Timothy Walker Samuel Johnston 
Benjamin Gage jun r Nath 1 Gage jun 
Moses Day Benjamin Day 

Jacob Kimball Eliphalet Marton 
Ebenezer Kimball Samuell Kimball 
Daniel Jaques Bezaleel Calton 
William Kimball Stephen Knight 
George Duncan William Duncan 
George human tert 8 Hugh Ramsey 
l>;miel Spauldin William Hopkins 



John Duncan y e 4 th 
4 th John Bell 
Samuel Hides 
James Tood 
Peter Page 
Aimny Hanes 
John Pell 
Joseph Hanes 
Ebenezer Kimball 
Jonathan Nelson 
Enoch Marsh 
Samuel Foster 
Matthew Patten 
James Acken 
David Stell 
Robert Stewart 



Joseph Boyes 
Daniel Page 
Samuel Fisher 
Isaac < Osgood 



Benjamin Cudworth William Cockran 
Matthew Thornton William Wallis 

Joseph M c Cartney 
Samuel Allison 
Reuben Mills 
Amos Mulliken 
William Easman 
Samuel Johnston 
Ebenezer Day 
Dudley Calton j r 
John Duncan 
Will 1 " Duncan j r 
John Hogg 
James Gregg 
Jeremiah Ihisseltine William Bradley 
Jabez Kisher Jeremiah Fisher 

James Pecker jun 1 Eben 1 Herrick 
Bayley Bartlel Will 1 " Greenleaf 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



William Maxwell Simeon Parker 



W m Torye 
Peter Parker j r 
John Humphry 
Nicholas Holt 
Abiel Freye 
John Stinson 
Nathan Jones 
Elias Joans 
Nath 1 Frye jun r 
James Hall 



Joseph Stevens 
Abraham Duncan 
Samuell Bell 
Samuel Foster 
Samuel Blodget 
William Gooch 
Ephraim Prerer 
Jon a Bates 
John Briggs 
John Farnum j r 
Jonathan Stevens Robert Parker 
Sam 1 Chickering Jn° Chickering j r 
John Prince Josiah Snelling 

Ja 8 Mulliken j r Benj a Cushing 
John Truman James Richardson 
Ephraim Bounds John Indicott 
Nath 1 Brown j r Samson Stoddard 
Benjamin Ingals John Baker 
Sam 1 Barnard W m Fairfield 
Robert Duncan Moses Davis 
Humphry Barrett Joshua Harrod 
Nath 1 Hall Eben r Hall 

Joseph Parsons William Nickells 
Andrew Black Benj Mull: Holmes 
John Mico Wendell W m Watts 



John Varnum 
Nathan Parker 
John Duncan tert 8 
Benj a Stevens 
Ward Noice 
James Lister 
Simon Elliot 
Nath 1 Allen 
James Fowls jun r 
George Duncan 
Benj Harrod j r 
Joseph Frye j r 
David Nevens 
Benj a Hammett 
Sam 1 Hogg 
Rufus Clap 
Nath 1 Brown 
John Warren jun r 
James Harrod 
John Marsh j r 
Jonas Noyes 
Eben r Nicholls 
Jabez Gage 
Alex r Nickells 
Charles Prescott 
Eben r Hough 
Jacob Tyler 



Isaac Parker Rob 1 Patten 

Benj a Kingsbury Thomas Bartlet jun r Bellingham Watts 

James Vrewing George Dumar jun r John Duncan j r 

John Dummer John Cogswell j r Jonathan Begley 

David Dexon William M c Hard j r Samuel Glover 

John Hall Theophilus Mansfield Benj a Bond 

Jonas Harrington 

their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common, six 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 253 

Townships of Land, each to consist of the Quantity of six 
Miles Square, of the unappropriated Lands of this Province, 
between the River Penobscot and the River S* Croix; to be 
laid out in as regular and contiguous a Manner as the Land 
will admit of : That no Township be more than six Miles on 
the Sea Coast, or on Penobscot or other Rivers : That they 
return a Plan or Plans of the same ( taken by a Surveyor and 
Chainmen on Oath ) to this Court for further Confirmation, 
on or before the last Day of July next : That they within six 
Years atter they shall obtain his Majesty's Approbation of 
this Grant ( unless prevented by War ) settle each Township 
with sixty good Protestant Families, and build sixty Houses, 
none to be less than eighteen Feet Square, and seven Feet 
Stud : and clear and cultivate five Acres of Land on each 
Share fit for Tillage or Mowing ; and that they build in each 
Township a suitable Meetinghouse for the publick Worship 
of God, and settle a Learned Protestant Minister, and make 
Provision for his comfortable and honourable Support: And 
that in each Township there be reserved and appropriated 
four whole Rights or Shares in the Division of the same 
( accounting one sixty fourth Part a Share ) for the following 
Purposes, Viz 1 One for the first settled or Ordained Minister, 
his Heirs and Assigns for ever; one for the use of the Min- 
istry, one to and for the use of Harvard College in Cambridge, 
and one for the Use of a School for ever: And if any of the 
Grantees or Proprietors of any or each of said Townships 
respectively, shall neglect within the Term of six Years as 
before mentioned to do and perform according to the several 
Articles respecting the Settlement of his Right or Share as 
hereby enjoined, his whole Righl or Share shall be intirely 
forfeited and enure to the Use of the Province. 

Provided nevertheless, the Grant of the Above Lands is to 
lie void and of none Kffeet unless the Grantees do obtain his 
Majesty's Continuation of the same in eighteen .Months from 
this Time. 



254 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

And be it further Ordered as a Condition of the Grant 
aforesaid, That each Grantee give Bond to the Treasurer of 
this Province for the Time being, and to his Successors in 
said Office, for the Sum of Fifty Pounds for the Use of this 
Province, Conditioned for the faithful Performance of the 
Duties required according to the Tenor of the Grants afore- 
said ; And that a Committee or Committees be appointed by 
this Court to take said Bonds accordingly. 

And further that said Committee be impowered to admit 
others as Grantees in y e room of such Persons contained in 
y e List aforesaid who shall neglect to appear by themselves or 
others, in their Behalf, to give Bonds at such time as y e 
Comm e shall appoint. 

Sent up for Concurrence. James Otis Speaker 

In Council March 2 d 1762. Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Letter to Hon. Jere h Powel. 1762. 

New Glocester January the 14 1762. 
To Jere ah Powel Esq r 

Honoured Sir these are to inform your Honour that we 
the Inhabitants of New Glocester are In danger of haveing 
our Town Spoiled by reason of the New-Boston Proprietors 
Runing their line in upon us and as we live a great distance 
from our Committee we would Apply ourselves to you desire- 
ing your Honour to be a friend for us in the Affair — and as 
your self is so well acquainted with the Affairs and Settle- 
ments of these three new Towns (viz) New Marblehead 
New Boston and New Glocester that it would be needless for 
us id write Every perticuler but ondly Enform you that New 
Marblehead has got by a late line a considerable quantity of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 255 

land more then they ought to have for their Townshp which 
drives New Boston upon us. 

And as one man ( viz ) M r Edward King who was the 
Cheif Surveyor in laying out these three Towns first New 
Marblehead then New Boston and lastly New Glocester which 
line between New Boston and New Glocester is now fairly to 
be seen upon the Trees and that line was accounted to be a 
Right line between Town and Town, whereupon New Gloces- 
ter Proprietors Immediately layed out their Town for the first 
division Into Sixty Acre lots and the land being more com- 
modious for the first Settlement of the Town began the first 
division lots next to New Boston line and upon these lots the 
Town is now settled and as we have thus fairly and Honestly 
begun and Carried on our Town through the great dificuties 
of the Enemy and with great Cost and hard Labour have got 
our Town In a flourshing manner but if it be allowed that we 
shall be cut off from our first fine then our Town will be 
wholly Ruined and the major part of the Inhabitants we 
therefore desire Your Honour to lay the Case before the great 
and Generall Court hopeing that they will as we are his Maj- 
esties Subjects let us Injoy the fruits of our own Labours and 
so we subscribe your Humble Servants 

P S Sir if there be any thing that is Incorrect in this we 
desire your Honour to Correct it. Yours 
Jabez True Humphry Woodbery John Tufts 

Barnabas Winslow Daniel Merrill William Stevens 

Sinn" Lawrence Jonathan Tyler Thomas Tucker 

David Millet Samuel Parsons Eliah Royall 

William Harris Moses Woodbury Horton Mitchel 
Benj" 1 1 am man Nathaniel Eveleth Robert Bayley 
John Minnie Isaae Parsons John Stenchfield juneo r 

Moms Stevens Annuel Paul Jonathan Row 

Samuel Tarboz John Prince Moses Bradbury 

Robert Burnam Eben 1 Mason John Stenchfield 

Indorsed — Cap 1 Powell M r Bradbury D r Sayer 



256 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Report. 

The report of a Committee appointed to take under con- 
sideration the bounds between this Province & Nova Scotia 
& also the claims of the Patentees of lands in the eastern 
parts of this Province 

The Committee find that the Province of Nova Scotia by 
the Royal Patent to Sir W m Alexander is bounded by the 
River S l Croix to the head thereof & the remotest western- 
most branch or stream & from thence by an imaginary line to 
run north to the river S* Lawrence 

That by the Royal Charter to this Province all the lands 
between the Province of Main & the said line of Nova Scotia 
from the Sea to the said river S* Lawrence are undoubtedly 
within the jurisdiction of this government. 

That by the first voyage made by the French who gave the 
name to the river S* Croix as also by divers maps or charts 
which have been since published the said river may be 
ascertained. 

The Committee are therefore of opinion that one or more 
gentlemen be appointed by this Court to join with such as 
may be appointed by the Province of Nova Scotia to repair to 
the said river S* Croix & to determine upon the place where 
the said north line is to begin and to extend said line so far 
as the said Committee shall think necessary & to ascertain 
the same by mark'd trees or other boundary marks. And 
that his Excellency the Governor be desired to acquaint the 
Commander in chief of Nova Scotia with this proposal. 

The Committee further report that no persons appear to 
claim any grant of lands to the Eastward of the lands con- 
tained in the Patent to Beauchamp & Leverett. That the 
said lands in s d Patent are claimed by the representatives of 
the late Brigadier General Waldo and they upon conference 
with the Committee agree to release to the Province all their 
right & claim to lands east of Penobscot river provided the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 257 

Province release & convey to the said representatives a tract 
of six miles in breadth at the head of the said patent, to 
extend from the said river to the line from Muscongus after 
extending said line 36 miles from said Muscongus into the 
Country \ And the Committee are of opinion that such 
conveyance be made by persons to be authorized & impowered 
by the Court upon the terms & conditions aforesaid accord- 
ingly. All which is submitted in the name & by order of the 

Comittee 

T. Hutchinson 

In Council Feb* 18 th 1762 — Read & sent down 

In the House of Rep ves Feb y 18 1762 

Read and Ordered that this report be accepted. 

Sent up for concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council Feb y 23, 1762 Read and Concurred with the 
Amendment at \ viz* Insert " provided the same do not 
interfere with any prior Grant And Provided the Line afore- 
said extending from Muscongus into the Country do not 
interfere with any prior Patent 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ves Feb y 25 1762 

Read and Concur" d James Otis Speaker 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



In the House of Representatives Feb ry 23 d 1762 

Voted, That the Petition of Wait Wadsworth and Sixty 
others his Associates be so far granted as that there be, and 
hereby is granted unto the said Wait Wadsworth & his Asso- 
ciates herein named x their Heirs and Assigns for ever as 
Tenants in Common, one Township of Land, to consist of the 
Quantity of six Miles Square of the unappropriated Lands of 

this Province, between the River Penobscot and the River S 1 

17 



258 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Croix : — That the said Township be no more than six Miles 
on the Sea Coast, or on Penobscot or other Rivers : That they 
return a Plan of the same (taken by a Surveyor and Chain- 
men on Oath ) to this Court for further Confirmation, on or 
before the last Day of July next : — That they within six 
years after they shall obtain his Majesty's Approbation of this 
Grant ( unless prevented by War ) settle said Township with 
sixty good Protestant Families, and build sixty Houses, none 
to be less than eighteen Feet Square, and seven Feet Stud, 
and clear and cultivate five Acres of Land on each Share fit 
for Tillage or Mowing ; and that they build in said Township 
a suitable Meeting house for the publick Worship of God, 
and settle a Learned Protestant Minister, and make a Provi- 
sion for his comfortable and honourable Support. And that 
in said Township there be reserved the appropriated Four 
Whole Rights or Shares in the Division of the same ( account- 
ing one sixty fourth Part a Share ) for the following Pur- 
poses, Viz* one for the first settled or ordained Minister his 
Heirs and Assigns forever; one for the use of the Ministry; 
one to and for the use of Harvard College in Cambridge and 
one for the use of a School for ever: and if any of the 
Grantees or Proprietors of said Township shall neglect within 
the Term of six Years as before mentioned, to do and perform 
according to the several Articles respecting the Settlement of 
his Right or Share as hereby enjoined, his whole Right or 
Share shall be entirely forfeited and enure to the Use of this 
Province : 

Provided Nevertheless the Grant of the above Lands is to 
be void and of none Effect, unless the Grantees do obtain his 
Majesty's Confirmation of the same in eighteen Months from 
this Time 

And be it further Ordered as a Condition of the Grant 
aforesaid, That each Grantee give Bond to the Treasurer of 
this Province for the Time, and to his Successors in said 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



259 



Office for the Sum of Fifty Pounds for the Use of this Prov- 
ince, Conditioned for the faithful Performance of the Duties 
required according to the Tenor of the Grant aforesaid, and 
that a Committee or Committees be appointed by this Court 
to take said Bonds accordingly. And further that said Com- 
mittee be impowered to admit others as Grantees in y e Room 
of such Persons contained in the List afores d who shall neg- 
lect to appear by themselves, or others in that behalf to give 
Bonds at such time, as y e Comm e shall appoint. 

Sent up for Concurrence, James Otis Speaker 



In Council March 2 d 1762. 



Read and Concurred. 

A Oliver, See 1 



Consented to 



Fra Bernard 



Nath 1 Simmons Joseph Freeman ju r 

Samuel Bradford Ezekiel Bradford 

Peres Loring Ebenezer Soule 

Elnathan Weston Nath 1 Silvester 

William Clertey Joseph Freeman 

John Maughton Peleg Chandler 



John Phillips 
Blany Phillips j r 
Aminos Dawes 
Silvanus Prior 
Silvanus Dred 
Aimer Weston 
Jacob Weston 

Blany Phillips 
Joseph Holmes 



Simeon Bradford 
Joshua Shoanes 
Zebedee Chandler 
Seth Weston 
Zen as Dread 
Benjamin Prior jun r 
John Hunt jun r 
Levi Loring 
Edward Tintcham 
Wrestling Alderi 



Jabez Washburn 
William Sprague Judah Delano 
Enoch Freeman Zebulon Drew 
Joseph P.rew ster j r A mos Samson 



Jethro Sprague 
Calvin Partridge 
Micah Soule 
Sam 1 Brewster 
James Cobb jun r 
Micah Simmons 
Joshua Stanford 
Ebenezer Dawes 
Bazaleel Alden 
Eliphas Prior 
Paul Sampson 
Joseph Russell 
Robert Stanford 
Isaac Brewst_ 
Will" 1 Drew 
Nath 1 Loring 
Jedidiah Simmons 

George I Tie] 

Peleg Wadsworth 



260 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Sam 1 Additon Peabody Bradford Constant Southworth 

Ebenezer Moten John Fance D r Nath 1 Cushing 

Seth Bradford Phineas Sprague 



In the House of Representatives Feb r 23 d 1762 

Voted, That the Petition of Moses Twitchell and one Hun- 
dred and eighty Others his Associates be so far granted that 
there be and is hereby granted unto Him the said Moses 
Twitchell & his associates herein named viz their Heirs and 
Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common, three Townships of 
Land, each to consist of the Quantity of six Miles Square, of 
the unappropriated Lands of this Province, between the River 
Penobscot and the River S* Croix ; to be laid out in as regu- 
lar and contigious a Manner as the Land will admit of : That 
no Township be more than six Miles on the Sea Coast, or on 
Penobscot or other Rivers : — 

That they return a Plan or Plans of the same ( taken by a 
Surveyor and Chainmen on Oath ) to this Court for further 
Confirmation, on or before the last Day of July next : That 
they within six Years after they shall obtain his Majesty's 
Approbation of this Grant ( unless prevented by War ) settle 
each Township with sixty good Protestant Families, and build 
sixty Houses; none to be less than eighteen Feet Square, 
and seven Feet Stud; and clear and cultivate five Acres of 
Land on each Share, fit for Tillage or Mowing ; and that they 
build in each Township a suitable Meetinghouse for the pub- 
lick Worship of God, and settle a Learned Protestant Minis- 
ter, and make Provision for his comfortable and honourable 
Support ; 

And that in each Township there be reserved and appro- 
priated C four whole Rights or Shares in the Division of the 
same ( accounting one sixty I> fourth Part a Share ) for the 
following Purposes viz* one for the first settled or Ordained 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 261 

Minister, his Heirs and Assigns for ever ; One for the use of 
the Ministry, One to and E for the Use of Harvard College 
in Cambridge, and one for the Use of a School for ever : And 
if any of the Grantees or Proprietors of any or each of said 
Townships respectively, shall neglect within the Term of six 
Years as above mentioned to do and perform according to the 
several Articles respecting the Settlement of his Right or 
Share as hereby enjoined shall be entirely forfeited and enure 
to the Use of this Province. 

And be it further Ordered as a Condition of the Grant 
aforesaid, That each Grantee give Bond to the Treasurer of 
this Province for the Time being, and to his Successors in 
said Office for the sum of fifty Pounds for the faithful per- 
formance of the Duties required according to the Tenor of 
the Grants aforesaid ; and that a Committee or Committees 
be appointed by this Court to take said Bonds accordingly. 
And further y l s d Comm e be impowered to admit others as 
Grantees in y e Room of such Persons contained in y e List 
afores d , who shall neglect to appear by themselves or others 
in their Behalf, to give Bonds at such time as the Committee 
shall appoint — 

Sent up for Concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council March 2, 1762 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

In the House of Representatives Feb Ty 23 d 1762 

Voted, That the Petition of Eben r Thorndike and fifty 
nine Others his Associates be so far granted as that there be, 
and hereby is granted unto Him the said Ebenezer Thorn- 
dike & his Associates herein mentioned viz. 
Samuel Freeman Ezek 1 Cushing Ezekiel Cushing jun r 

Jeremiah Cashing Joseph Milliken Sam 1 Cate 



262 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Natb 1 Harmon 
John Trott 
Samuel Osborn 
Joseph Brown 
Thomas Strout 



John Trott 
Thomas Trott 
Edward Milliken 
Mark Haskell 
Samuel Wood 



Joshua Silvester j r Samuel Silvester 
Samuel Silvester Samuel Trask 



David Trask 
Thomas Trask 
Adam Silvester 
David Alden 
Samuel Clark 



Spencer Bret 



Samuel Trott 
Stephen Hutchinson 
Nath 1 Milliken 
Anthony Dyer 
Samuel Trask 
David Silvester 
Joseph Trask 
Rougles Colbe 
Thomas Williamson Benjamin Frissel 
George Dyer Benjamin Thorndike 

John Thorndike Joshua Woodbery 
John Robinson jun r Nath 1 Ingersoll 
Nath 1 Jordon jun Joseph Wilson Edward Milliken jun 

John Bicknell Jun r Benjamin Milliken Lemuel Smith 
Sam 1 Elwill Dan 1 Mackey W m Masury 

Henry Herrick William Morgan William Bartlett 

Nicholas Thorndike Andrew Thornkike 
William Haskell Daniel Noyes 
Jn° Mulbery Milliken Thomas Milliken 
Benjamin Robbins Benjamin Robbins Archibald Henery 
Josiah Henery Stephen Combes Joshua Combes 
Andrew Simonson William Dyer 

their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common, one 
Township of Land to consist of the Quantity of six Miles 
Square of the unappropriated Lands of this Province, between 
the River Penobscot and the River S* Croix. — That the 
said Township be no more than six Miles on the Sea Coast, 
or on Penobscot or other Rivers : — That they return a Plan 
of the same ( taken by a Surveyor and Chainmen on Oath ) 
to this Court for further Confirmation on or before the last 
Day of July next : — That they within six Years after they 
shall obtain his Majesty's Approbation of this Grant ( unless 
prevented by War ) settle said Township with sixty good 
Protestant Families, and build sixty Houses, none to be less 



John Roundey 
Joseph Wood 
Paul Thorndike 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 263 

than eighteen Feet Square, and seven Feet Stud ; and clear 
and cultivate five Acres of Land on each Share fit for Tillage 
or Mowing; and that they build in said Township a suitable 
Meeting-House for the publick Worship of God, and settle a 
Learned Protestant Minister, and make Provision for his 
comfortable and honourable Support : — And that in said 
Township there be reserved and appropriated four whole 
Rights or Shares in the Division of the same ( accounting 
one sixty fourth Part a Share) for the following Purposes, 
Viz* One for the first settled or Ordained Minister, his Heirs 
and Assigns for ever, one for the Use of the Ministry ; one 
to and for the use of Harvard College in Cambridge and one 
for the Use of a School for ever : And if any of the Grantees 
or Proprietors of said Township shall neglect within the Term 
of six Years as before mentioned to do and perform accord- 
ing to the several Articles respecting the Settlement of his 
Right or Share as hereby enjoined, his whole Right or Share 
shall be entirely forfeited and enure to the Use of this 
Province. 

Provided nevertheless, the Grant of the above Lands is to 
be void and of none Effect, unless the Grantees do obtain his 
Majesty's Confirmation of the same in eighteen Months from 
this Time. 

And be it further Ordered as a Condition of the Grant 
aforesaid, That each Grantee give Bond to the Treasurer of 
this Province for the Time being, and to his Successors in 
said Office, for the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for the Use of this 
Province, Conditioned for the faithful Performance of the 
Duties required according to the Tenor of the Grants afore- 
said : And that a Committee or Committees be appointed by 
this Court to take said Bonds accordingly. 

And further that said Committee be impowered to admit 
Others as Grantees in the room of such persons contained in 
the List aforesaid who shall neglect to appear by themselves 



2(34 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

or Others in their behalf to give bonds at such time as the 
Committee shall appoint 

Sent up for Concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council March 3 d 1*761 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Grant to S. Waldo £ others. 1762. 

By the Governour, Council and House of Representa- 
L.S. tives of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 

New England in the Great and General Court 
Assembled 

Whereas their late Majestys King William and Queen 
Mary by their Letters Patent bearing date the seventh day 
of October in the third Year of their Reign, did give and 
grant unto the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachu- 
setts Bay (.among other things) all those Lands and Her- 
editaments lying between the Territory of Nova Scotia and 
the River Sagadahoc, then and ever since known and dis- 
tinguished by the Name of the Territory of Sagadahoc, 
together with all Islands lying within ten Leagues of the 
Main Land within the said Bounds, To Have and to Hold 
the same unto the said Inhabitants and their Successors, to 
their Own proper Use and Behoof forevermore : provided 
always That no Grant of Lands within the said Territory of 
Sagadahoc made by the Governour and General Assembly of 
the said Province should be of any Force or Effect untill 
their Majesties, their Heirs or Successors should signify their 
Approbation of the same. 

The Governour, Council and House of Representatives of 
the said Province of the Massachusetts Bay in the Great and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 265 

General Court Assembled, have given and granted, and here- 
by do give and grant unto Samuel Waldo, Francis Waldo, 
Lucy Winslow Wife of Isaac Winslow Esq r Hannah Flucker 
Wife of Thomas Flucker Esq r Children and Heirs of the late 
Brigadier Samuel Waldo and Assignees of Thomas Leverett, 
( In Consideration of said heirs having released and Quit 
Claimed to the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, all their 
Right and Title to the Lands lying between the Rivers of 
Penobscott and S l Croix), a Tract of Land of six Miles in 
Breadth at the head of the Patent granted to Beauchamp and 
Leverett the thirteenth of March One Thousand six hundred 
and twenty nine, and in the fifth year of the Reign of King 
Charles the fiist, which six Miles shall extend from the River 
Penobscott aforesaid to the Line from Muscongus, after 
extending said Line thirty six Miles from said Muscongus 
into the Country*; provided the same do not interfere with 
any prior Grant, and provided the Line aforesaid extending 
from Muscongus into the Country do not interfere with any 
prior Patent ; To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land 
with all and every its appurtenances unto the said Samuel 
Waldo, Francis Waldo, Lucy Winslow and Hannah Flucker 
and their Heirs, to the only Use and Behoof of the said 
Samuel, Francis, Lucy and Hannah as Tennants in Common 
and to their Heirs and Assigns forever; Yeilding and paying 
therefor Yearly unto his Majesty his Heirs and Successors, 
One fifth part of all Gold and Silver Oar and precious Stones 
which shall happen to be found and gotten in the Land afore- 
said — provided always That the present Grant shall be of no 
Force or Effect untill his Majesty, his heirs or Successors 
shall signify his or their Approbation thereof. 

Given in the Great and General Court and Sealed with 
the public Seal of the Province at Boston, this sixth Day of 
March in the Second Year of the Reign of his Majesty George 
the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Fiance and 



200 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c and in the year of 
Our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Sixty two 

By the Governour 

By the Council by Order 

By the House of Representatives by Order 

* Six miles beyond y e Original Patent of Beauchamp & 
Leveret so as to make Thirty six miles including y e six miles 
hereby granted at the head of s d Patent 
Dele the words Thirty six miles from said Muscongus 



Resolve relating to Townships. 1762. 

At A instead of the words River of Penobscot insert 
the Mouth of the River Penobscot At B instead of the words 
this House insert this Court At C add as follows viz the 
Person to be appointed as aforesaid giving seasonable Notice 
to the Petiti oners in the Boston News Papers of the time 
and place when and where they may meet him. 

In the House of Representatives March 2, 1762. 

Whereas this B Court at their Present Sessions have 
Granted Twelve Townships of Land Lying between the 
Rivers of Penobscut and S l Croix to Divers Petitioners On 
Certain Conditions therein Expressed referance thereto being 
had, and Whereas s d Towns are to be Laid Out as Contigious 
as May be, which Method is most Likely to be beneficial as 
well to the Province as to the Petitioners 

Therefore Resolved that the s d Petitioners in Laying out 
s d Towns, begin at the mouth of the River A Penobscot, and 
to Exstend their Water Line Either on the s d River or Bay 
of Penobscut til they run out their Exstent, — And that the 
Six Towns lie adjoyning And when the Mater is so settled 



OF THE STATE OP MAINE 267 

to be Desided by Lot, And to Prevent Any Difficulties or 
Disputes, that May arise Between the Petitioners, as well as 
that Justice May be done to the Province in Runing the 
Lines, there, be Some Suitable Person Skiled in those Mat- 
ters Appointed by the Court, ( to be paid by the Petitioners 
Accordin to their Interest, Reckoned as Townships ) whose 
Duty shall be to Inspect the Several Surveyors Laying out 
the Various Townships And to Deside all Controverseys that 
may arise respecting their Lines as well as those between the 
Province & them, which Person So appointed, Shall on or 
Before the middle of June repair to the spot and attend that 
Duty, And in Case Any of the Petitioners should Neglect to 
appear at that time Such Delinquets to Lose their Chance by 
Lot and those on the Spots to Lay out their Towns and make 
their Pitch C The person to be appointed as aforesaid giving 
reasonable Notice to the Petitioners in the Boston News 
Papers of the time and place when and where they may meet. 
Sent up for concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council March 3, 1762 

Read and Concurred A Oliver Sec 1 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Order, appointing a Committee. 1762. 

In the House of Represent", March 2 d 1762 On a Motion 
made & Seconded 

Ordered That Gen 1 Winslow and John Brown Esq r with 
such as the Hon ,,le Board shall appoint be a Comittee to 
receive tin; Release of the Representatives of Brigad 1 Waldo 
I >•■ (& Others if any there be claiming with Them) of 
their right or Claim to any Lands East of Penobscott River 
by Virtue of the Patent made to Heachamp & Leverett and 
to prepare the form of a Grant to them to be passed by the 



268 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

General Court of a Tract of Land six Miles in Bredth at the 
Head of the Same Patent on the West Side of the s d River 
agreable to the Vote of this Court of the 25 th of February 
last provided s d six Miles of Land do not interfere with any 
former Grant. 

The Comittee to report 

Sent up for Concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council March 3. 1762 Read and Concurred, and the 
hon Ie Tho 8 Hutchinson Esq, is joined in the Affair 

A Oliver Sec r 
Consented to Fra Bernard 

The Committee have prepared the form of a release or 
quitclaim which is herewith humbly offered. The Committee 
further report that they are of opinion that the form of the 
grant to be made by the Province be the same with that of 
the grant of Mount Desart to His Excellency the Governor 
mutatis mutandis all which is humbly submitted 

March 6 1762 T. Hutchinson by Order 

In Council March 6, 1762. Read & sent down 

In the House of Rep ves March 6 1762 Read and Accepted 

Sent up for concurrence James Otis Speaker 

In Council March 6, 1762. Read & Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 
Consented to Fra Bernard 



Committees on Twelve Townships. 1762. 

In the House of Representatives March 6 th 1762 

Whereas This Court at their Present Sessions in Granting 
the Twelve Townships to Divers Petitioners therein Named, 
which Lands are Lying between the Rivers of Penobscut and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 269 

S* Croix, Determined that a Committee should be appointed 
to Take Bonds of the Sundry Petitioners payable to the 
Treasurer and his Successors in that office for y e use of the 
Province in the Penalty of Fifty Pounds that they respect- 
ively Perform the Terms Mentioned in the Grant on which 
they are to hold s d Lands, which Committe are also Impower d 
In case aney of those Subscribers for their Lands are removed 
or shall refuse or Neglect to Give Bonds as afores d to Admit 
of Others in the room of such Persons til they Fill up the 
Number of Sixty to Each Town A and the House have 
Chosen on their Part, for their Committe to be Joyned by 
such as the Hon ble Board shall Joyne to Carry those Matters 
into Execution — viz* 

For the Six Towns Petitioned for by Marsh & Others 

Richard Saltonstal Esq r Benj a Mulliken Esq r 
For the Petitioners that Dwell in the Town of Falmouth 
and Places adjacent 

Jeremiah Powal Edward Mulliken Esq r 
For those in and near York 

John Bradbury Esq r Benj Chadburn Esq r 
For those in and near Duxborough 

Cap" Briggs Alden Cap" Rob* Bradford 
and that the Charge of the Committe be paid by y e Petitioners 
and that they make report to this Court as soon as may Be. 
A Dele & Insert — Therefore Voted That the persons 
herein after named with such as shall be joined by the hon 1 
Board be the Committees for carrying these matters into 
Execution. 

Sent up for concurrence .lames Otis Speaker 

In Council March 6, 1762. Read and Concurred with the 
Amendment at A and Nathaniel Sparhawk Esq r is joined to 
tie- Committee for the Six Towns Petioned for by Marsh & 
Others, for those petitiond for by the Town of Falmouth and 
places adjacent & for those in and near York, and that (ram 1 



270 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Bradford Esq 1 be joined for the Towns petitioned for by 
Inhabitants of and near Duxborough. 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep™ March 6 1762 

Read and Concurd James Otis Speaker 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

J. Frye £ B. Harrod to prefer a Petition, $c. 

We the Subscribers a Com tee to Manage the Prudential 
affairs of the Grantees of the Six Townships Granted by the 
Gen 1 Court to David Marsh and Others — 

Sensible of Some Inconveniencys that may attend the Lay- 
ing Out one Township on Account of a resolve Passed in the 
General Court on the 2 d of March Last — Do hereby desire 
and Direct Col : Jos Frye and M r Benj a Harrod who are of 
said Committee To Prefer a Petition or Memorial in Order 
to have Something Determined which we think Uncertain 
And Doubtful in Said Resolve — And to Obtain ( if it may 
be ) Some More favourable resolve and Instructions respectr 
ing the laying out or Taking Up s d Township — 

And we hereby recommend it to them to make enquiry in 
what Manner the other Grantees do Intend to proceed — 
And to Advise with some of them about the going down to 
lay Out the Township — And to move that a Superintendent 
be Spedily Appointed if Necessary — 
Haver 1 April 5 th 1762 

David Marsh 
Enoch Bartlett 
Isaac Osgood 
Jonathan Buck 
James Duncan 
James M c Hard 



Com 1 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 271 

Copy of Record. 

Biddeford April 12 th 1762 At a Legal Town Meeting 
held by the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of s d Town 
Qualify'd to Vote in Town affaires. — 

Rishworth Jordan Esq r was chosen Moderator Voted to 
sett of the Inhabitants on the East Side of Saco River in s d 
Town as a District and allow said District theire just propor- 
tion of the Towns personage, Lands with the Buildings 
thereon Bought for the Rev d M r Moses Morrill as Shall be 
adjudged by a Committee to be chosen by the Town, at said 
Meeting if they see fit; and the Value thereof be Assessed 
on the Inhabitants of the West Side of y e River To be paid 
to said District when they shall be so constituted by the 
General Court j on said Districts giving the Inhabitants on 
the West Side of y e River a Discharge in full of theire Inter- 
est in the af ores' 1 personage Previledge Also 

Voted that the Inhabitants on the East Side of the River 
shall have theire proportionable Benefit of other Priviledges, 
in common with y e Inhabitants on the West Side of said 
River as the Town now Stands or may hereafter collectively 
be benefited — 

Attes' 1 Rishw th Jordan Tow n Clerk 
A True Coppy 

Inspector of Surveyors chosen. 

Prov : of Mass- Bay April 17 th 1762 

The two Houses pursuant to agreement proceeded to the 
Choice of a person to inspect the Surveyors in laying out the 
several Townships granted the last Session, Eastward of 
Penobscol River; when Samuel Livermore Esq, was chosen 
by a major part of the Votes of the two Houses 

Attest A Oliver Sec r 
Consented to Fra Bernard 



272 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

A dele & insert 

all the Lands in the Town of Bideford lying on the East 
Side of Saco River in the County of York together with an 
Island in the said River commonly called and known by the 
Name of Indian Island. 

B to B dele and insert and shall be notified of the time & 
place at election in like manner with the inhabitants of the 
said town of Biddeford by a warrant from the selectmen of 
the said town directed to a Constable or Constables of the 
said District requiring him or them to warn the Inhabitants 
to attend the meeting at time & place assigned which war- 
rant shall be seasonably returned by the said Constable or 
Constables. And the Representative may be chosen indif- 
ferently from the said town or district the pay or allowance 
to be born by the town and district in proportion as they shall 
from time to time pay to the province tax. 



Report of Committee. 

The Committee to whom was refer'd the petition of David 
Marsh & others for them selves & Associates to whom the 
Six Townships wei\_ Granted by this Court the 20 th of 
Febu ry last between the Rivers Penobscot & S l Croix 

Report That it be a Direction to Sam 11 Livermore Esq r 
Appointed by this Court to Inspect the Survey of the Twelve 
Townships Granted at or Near Penobscot; that the whole 
being first Survey 'd, Marsh & his Associates draw One half 
the Same. And then the s d Marsh and his Associates, as well 
as the proprietors of the Other Six Townships mentioned in 
the Courts Grant draw among them Selves, no preference 
being given to Either, and further after drawing the Town- 
ships afors d M r Livermore be directed to view Each of them, 
& report the Circumstance of the Land whether Ponds 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 273 

Mountains or brocken in Order to the Courts makeing such 
allowance as they think proper: which is Humbly Submitted 

g r Order John Hill 

In Council April 24. Read and Accepted and Ordered 
That Samuel Livermore Escjj be instructed to follow the 
direction above mentioned in laying out the twelve Towns 
East of Penobscot. 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep™ April 24 1762 

Read and Concur'd James Otis Speaker 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



The Draft of a letter to Jasper Manduit Esq r of London 

chosen Agent for the Province the 23 d Instant : Said Letter 

to be signed by the Secretary in the name of the General 

Court, viz 

Boston April 24 th 1762 
Jasper Manduit Esq r 

S r 

The Character the General Court has received of your 

integrity and Capacity, has induced them to make choice of 

you as public Agent for the Province in Great Britain, as 

youll observe by a transcript from the records of the Court 

of yesterday's date: And it is by their direction I now 

inform you of it. Your Comission signed by his Excellency 

Governor Bernard is sent you herewith. It is probable the 

General Court at their next May Session will instruct you 

fully ii|Kiii the public Affairs of the Province that will be 

proper tor your cognisance: But as it is necessary you 

should have the earliest notice of the circumstances of their 
principal Money-concerns, you are hereby informed that 
according to a Letter from M' Bollan dated April 29. 1761 

L8 



274 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Province's proportion of the Grant made by Parliament 
to the Colonies for their Services in 1759 is £60,684.— « — 
Sterling : on the credit of which, the Gen 1 Court order'd the 
Province Treasurer to draw upon M r Bollan for ,£60,000.St g 
Accordingly Bills were drawn by the Treasurer in favor of 
the Purchasers agreable to the form herewith sent. After 
the Bills were drawn Letters were received from M r Bollan 
acquainting the Court that the said Grant would be paid one 
half in money, and the other half in Exchequer tallies pay- 
able with Interest in March 1762. 

It is probable these bills are paid by this time, or so many 
of them as the Province's share of s d grant would enable him 
to pay: And in case of deficiency of said Share, he was 
directed to pay the Overplus Bills out of the Province's pro- 
portion of the Parliamentary Grant for the Services of the 
year 1760. This last mentioned Grant it is apprehended M r 
Bollan has not yet received the Province's part of : And in 
that case there may remain some of said Bills unpaid. 

As the General Court have empowered you to receive the 
Province share of the last mentioned Grant, as you'll find by 
an authenticated Act of the Court herewith sent : It is the 
desire of the Court, and you are hereby directed ( on receiv- 
ing the Province's share of said Grant, or a Sufficiency of it 
for the purpose ) to pay the s d Bills that may remain unpaid ; 
together with the Interest that may be due upon them Agre- 
able to their tenor. B 

With respect to the Province's Proportion of the last men- 
tioned Grant, if it be not already Setled, M r Bollan can fur- 
nish you with the Accounts that have been transmitted him, 
of the Expence the Province incurred for his Majestys Ser- 
vice in 1760: and by those Accounts the proportion will be 
setled. In the Settlement of it, consideration ought to be 
had to this Circumstance: namely That a number of the 
Province Troops was detained in Garrison at Louisbourg & 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 275 

Nova Scotia during the Winter of 1759 & Spring of 1760, 
occasioned by the reduction of Quebec, which prevented our 
troops being releived by the Regulars. As the other Colo- 
nies did nothing to balance this service we apprehend a dis- 
tinct & seperate allowance ought to be made but if you 
cannot obtain that you will use your utmost endeavours that 
the whole expence of it be deducted out of the Grant before 
any apportionment be made of it among the Colonies. The 
Particulars relative to this matter, M r Bollan can inform you. 

The Act above mentioned empowers you to demand and 
receive of M r Bollan whatever monies may be in his hands 
belonging to the Province, and to give him a discharge for 
what you shall receive of him. You will therefore make 
application to him pursuant to such power; and receive for 
the Province use what he may pay you. C You will also 
receive of him all Papers that relate to the Affairs of the 
Province committed to him : in particular those that respect 
the dispute between this Government and New York in 
regard to the boundary lines between us : also with Connec- 
ticut in regard to the Towns that have revolted to them ; 
and with New Hampshire in regard to a Reimbursement for 
our maintaining Fort Dummer within that Province, and 
defending their Frontiers : / and obtain of him a state of 
these matters as they stand at present ; and any information 
he can give you with regard to those or any other affairs of 
the Province. We would recommend to you that in all mat- 
ters of Law you may be concerned in relative to the Province 
you consult with Richard Jackson jun r Esq r 

By order of the Great & Gen 1 Court I have wrote the fore- 
going ;is Sec r of the Province and am &c. 

To be inserted at B - in Letter to M r Manduit. 

And in case you should not receive the Province share of 
said Granl by the time said Bills are returnable, you are 
desired to take up money upon Interest upon the credit of 



276 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

said Grant & pay off said Bills & by no means suffer them 
to be returned 

dele at C & insert You will also receive of him all the 
Tapers that respect the dispute between this Government 
and New York in regard to the Boundary lines between us. 
Also with Connecticut in regard to the Towns that have 
revolted to them, and with New Hampshire in regard to a 
reimbursement for our maintaining Fort Dummer & N° Four 
&c within that Province and defending their Frontiers as 
also all Papers relative to the claim of the Earl of Sterling 
as to the Eastern parts of this Province and all other Papers 
that relate to the affairs of the Province. 



Letter 

The Draft of a Letter to M r Bollan to be Signed by the 
Secretary in the name of the General Court, viz 

Boston April 24 th 1762 
William Bollan Esq r 

S r 

I am directed by the General Court to inform you that 
they have chosen Jasper Manduit Esq r of London, Agent for 
the Province in your stead : And it is their request, that you 
would pay the monies in your hands belonging to the Prov- 
ince to him ; whose receipt will discharge you for what you 
shall pay him on account of the Province : as you'll observe 
by an authenticated Act of the Court herewith sent to you. 
A It is their request also that you would deliver M r Man- 
duit all the Papers you have relative to the public Affairs of 
the Province, particularly in reference to the disputes between 
this Province, and New York & Connecticut, and to our 
demand upon New Hampshire, on account of our maintaining 
Fort Dummer. You'll be pleased to furnish him with a state 
of these matters as they stand at present : and with any 



OF THE STATE OF MAINK 277 

information he may want in regard to those, or any other 
affairs of the Province. 

The Court desires also that you would send them your 
Account with the Province, in order that it may be setled. 
In their name & behalf I am 

S r your obed 1 h ble Serv 1 

The Draft of the foregoing Letter was agreed on by the 

Great & Gen 1 Court. 

A O Sec r 



Petition of Joseph Webber $ others 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esqueir Captain Gen- 
eral Governour and Chieff in and Over His Majestys Prov- 
ince of the Massachusatts Bay and Vice admiral of the same 
and the Honourable the Council and Honourable House of 
Repersintetives 

Humbly Sheweth 
that wee the Subscribers are Inhabitants of a tract of land 
laying on the west side of Kennebeck river within the Limits 
of the Kennebeck Purchas from the Late Colony of New 
Plymouth — and wee are Desirous of Good order & Govern- 
ment and that wee may have the Gospel preached to us and 
also to be inabled to Provid a School to Teach our Children 
and many Other Neceassarys which wee Cant Injoy in our 
Present Situation therefore wee most Humbly Pray your 
Excellency & Honours to Incorporate us into a Town by the 
Name of 

as your Excellency shall think Proper and Grant us all the 
Priveledges of Other Towns in this Government by the fol- 
lowing meets & Bounds Viz" begining at the South West 
Eand of Brick Island which Island lays in Merremeeting Bay 
and to run from the South west Eand of said Brick Island a 
west North west Course Without the Variation of Compass 



278 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

which is the Southerly Line of James Bowdoin Esq" Lott 
and runs five miles from Kennebeck river — then to run 
Northly on the westerly Eand of Said Bowdoin Lott and 
Lotts N° 1 : 2 : 3 : & 4 being about 6 miles to the South line 
of Lott N° 5 then to run an East southeast Course on the 
Southerly line of said Lott N° 5 to Kennebeck river and 
merremeeting Bay to the first mentioned Bounds which 
makes a tract of land of about five Miles and a half square 
as by the Plan anaxt & Prect lines thereon will more fully 
appear And wee as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray 

Kennebeck river May the 20 th 1762 
Abraham Preble Isaac Gillpatrick Elihu Getchel 
Elnathan Reaymand Elijah White Jonathan Preble 

Joseph Webber Samuel Malbune Job Gelison 
David James Getchel Neamiah Gecthel 

Nathaniel Gellison Jeames White Solomon Goodwin 

Moses Spncer Samuel Isaac Spencer 

Francis Whitmore James Cochran Benjamin Shute 

John Clarck Iseck Eleazar Crabtree 

Agreen Crabtree Abraham Preble ju r Samuel Getchel 
Getchel John Getchel Robert Sedgley 

Zacheus Beal Zacheus Beal J r Josiah Tingley 

Martin Haly Thomas Dominick Cavany 

Philip Hodgkins Jun r David Thomas 

Memorial of sundry inkab ts of Biddeford. 1762. 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq Cap 1 General and 
Governour in Chief in and over his Majesties Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England : The Hon 1 his Majes- 
ties Council : and Hon 1 House of Representatives in General 
Court assembled this 26 Day of May 1762 

The Memorial of sundry Inhabitants on the East Side of 
Saco River in Biddeford in the County of York Humbly 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 279 

sbeweth, That by reason of the many Difficulties naturally 
attending the crossing said River particularly to attend the 
necessary Duty of the Publick Worship of God, Your Memo- 
rialists did on the twelfth Day of April last past obtain a 
Vote of the Town of Biddeford that we should be a separate 
District, for the Purposes of transacting the necessary pub- 
lick Affairs of a Community among our Selves, more especiall 
the Laudable Designs of the publick Worship of the Great 
God As by the Votes of said Town, herewith exhibited will 
fairly appear — 

Wherefore your Memoriallists request that your Excel- 
lency and Honours Would at this Sessions invest said Inhab- 
itants with the Powers and Priviledges of a District agree- 
able to the Votes of said Town annex'd hereunto — 

At this Sessions of the honourable Court, We would with 
Submission, suggest, as We have an Opportunity with the 
greatest Unanimity of inviting an ingenious orthodox young 
Gentleman, to settle over us in the Gospell Ministry Who is 
also well affected among our Brethren on the West side of 
the River in said Town of Biddeford, and is in High esteem 
with the Rev d M r Morril Our present Town's Venerable 
Pastor. And Your Memorialists as in Duty Bound shall 
ever Pray &c 

Biddeford May 20, 1762 
Tristram Jordan John Googins Gershom Billings 

John James Gray Robert Patterson Jr 

Amos Chase Beniamin Jellson James Patten 

Robert Patterson Robert Edgcomb William Jameson 
Richard Berry Joseph Libbey Samuel Scamman 

Thom 8 Cutt John Maine Ezra Daves 

Ebenezer Ayer Samuel Dennet 



280 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Petition of Heirs of Rob 1 Jordan. 1762. 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Captain General 
Governor & Commander in Chief in & Over His Majesty's 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay The Hon ble His Majesty's 
Council and House of Representatives for said Province in 
General Court Convened the 26 Day of May 1762 

The Humble Petition of Sundry of the Heirs & Legal 
Representatives of Robert Jordan late of Falmouth in the 
County of Cumberland Clerk Deceasd Shews. — 

That the said Robert was in his life time Intitled to & 
Seizd of Sundry Tracts of Land in Scarborough Falmouth & 
other places within the County of York as then Limited, and 
in or about the Year 1679 Died so Seized — That by the 
Ravages & Destruction made by the Indians & the long Con- 
tinuance of the Wars with them, the Descendants of the said 
Robert were Scatterd over Divers parts of New England & 
lost many of the Evidences of their Title to Sundry Parcels 
of Land in his right, which by Reason of the Minority of 
some, Coverture, Distance & Ignorance of such Right as to 
others of said Descendants, has hitherto Prevented a Prose- 
cution for those Lands to which they have an Undoubted 
Title & ought to Recover. 

That they are now so Multiplied Married Related & Con- 
nected That it is next to Impossible for them all to join in 
an Action at Law, both with Regard to the Description of 
those who should be Pla ts , and the various Descents thro' 
which the title must be Carried &c — and as they are in the 
Nature of Parceners Respecting such Estate, they coud not 
Pursue their Claims Separate by there being now about Sixty 
which Your Petitioners Remember, who are Descendants in 
the Right Line from the said Robert, so that without special 
Aid they seem to be under an Insuperable Difficulty in 
Recovering their Right — 

Wherefore your Petitioner most Humbly Pray for the Aid 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 281 

of this Hon le Court that the said Descendants may be Incor- 
porated Into a Propriety & Invested with the usual Powers 
& Privileges of Proprietors of Lands lying in Common, Ena- 
bled to Sue & be Sued to sell Purchase & hold by such Name 
as in Your Wisdom you shall Judge proper and that they 
may have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly — Or Grant 
them such other Relief in the Premises as to Your Great 
Wisdom & Goodness appears proper and they as in Duty 
bound will Pray &c — 
Jeremiah Jordan John Jord n Jeremiah Jordan Jur 

his 

Thomas Jordan John Martin Nath 11 N Jordan 

his mark 

Samuel X Jordan Tristram Jordan Samuel Jordan Ju 

mark his his 

John Jordan thrd Richard X .Jordan John C Jordan 

mark mark 

James Jordan Juner Ichabod Goodwin Rishworth Jordan 
Moses Morrill Sam 1 Jordan 



Act of Incorporation 1762 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii Secundo. 

An act for incorporating the East Side of Saco River in 
the Town of Biddeford, into a separate District by the 
Name of 

Whereas the Inhabitants on the East Side of Saco River 
in the Town of Biddeford, in the County of York, have rep- 
resented to this Court the great Difficulties and Inconven- 
iences they labour under in their present Scituation, and 
have earnestly requested that they may be invested with the 
Powers, Priviledges and Immunities of a District. 
Therefore 

Be it enacted by the Governour, Council and House of 
Representatives, That A the East Side of Saco River in the 
Town of I.iddefnrd in the County of York be and hereby are 



282 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

erected into a separate and distinct District by the Name of 
bounded with the same Bounds as the Town of Bid- 
deford now is on the East Side of Saco River ; and that the 
said District be, and hereby is invested with all the Privi- 
ledges, Powers and Immunities, that Towns in this Province 
by Law do or may enjoy, that of sending a Representative to 
the General Assembly only excepted ; and that the said Dis- 
trict shall have full Liberty and Right from time to time, to 
join with the Town of Biddeford in chusing a Representative 
to represent them at the General Assembly; B and that the 
said District shall from Time to Time be at their proportion- 
able Part of the Expence of such Representative : and that 
the selectmen of Biddeford as often as they shall call a 
Meeting for the Choice of Representative shall from Time to 
Time give seasonable Notice to the Clerk of said District for 
the Time being, of the Time and Place of holding said Meet- 
ing, to the End that said District may join therein, and the 
Clerk of said District shall set up in some publick Place in 
said District a Notification thereof accordingly.B 

Provided nevertheless, and be it further enacted That the 
said District shall pay their Proportion of all Town, County 
and Province Taxes already set or granted to be raised on the 
Town of Biddeford aforesaid as if this Act had not been made. 

And be it further enacted, That Rishworth Jordan Esq r be 
and hereby is empowered to issue his Warrant to some prin- 
cipal Inhabitant of said District, requiring him to notify and 
warn the Inhabitants of said District qualified by Law to 
vote in Town Affairs, to meet at such Time and Place as 
shall be therein set forth, to chuse all such Officers as shall 
be necessary to manage the Affairs of said District. 

In the House of Rep™ May 31 1762 Read a first time 
June 1, 1762 A second time 2 d a third time and pass'd 
to be engross'd 

Sent up for concurrence Tim Ruggles Sp r 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 283 

In Council 2 d June 1762 Read a first time 

Read a second time and passed a concurrence with the 
amendments at A & B 

Sent down for concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ve8 June 2 1762 

Read and Concur'd Tim Ruggles Spk r 

Act to incorporate the Heirs, £c, of Robert Jordan. 1762. 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii Secundo. 

An Act to incorporate the Heirs and legal Representatives 
of Robert Jordan late of Falmouth in the County of Cumber- 
land Clerk Deceased into a Propriety. 

Whereas the said Robert Jordan was in his Life Time 
intitled to, and seized of sundry Tracts of Land in the Towns 
of Scarborough, Falmouth and other Places within the County 
of York, as then limited, and in and about the Year One 
Thousand six Hundred and seventy nine died so seized. And 
whereas by the Ravages and Destruction made by the Indians, 
and the long Continuance of the Wars with them, the 
Descendants of the said Robert Jordan were scattered over 
divers Parts of New England, and have lost many of the 
Evidences of their Title to sundry Parcels of Land in his 
Right, which by reason of the Minority of some, Coverture, 
Distance and Ignorance of such Right, as to others of said 
Descendants, has hitherto prevented a Prosecution for the 
Lands aforesaid : 

And whereas the said Descendants are so multiplied, mar- 
ried, related and connected, that it is impossible for them all 
to join in an Action at Law, both with regard to the Descrip- 
tion of those who should be Plaintiffs and the various Descents 
through which the Title must be carried 
For Remedy whereof 

Re it enacted by the Governor, Council and House of Rep- 



284 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

resentatives, That the Heirs and legal Representatives of the 
said Robert Jordan be, and they are hereby incorporated into 
a Propriety, & may sue and defend, claim and take by the 
Name of the Proprietors of common and undivided Lands 
held under Robert Jordan Deceased : And that Joseph Storer 
Esq 1 be hereby empowered to call the first Proprietors Meet- 
ing, appoint Time and Place, and to notify those Interested, 
by posting up Notifications in the Shire Towns of the Coun- 
ties of York, Cumberland and Lincoln, and inserting the same 
in Two of the Boston News Papers, one Month before the 
Meeting of the Proprietors. 

In the House of Rep™ June 1 17G2 Read a first time 

2 d a second time 

3 d a third time and pass'd to be engrossd 

Sent up for concurrence Tim Ruggles Spk r 

In Council 4 June 1762. Read a first time. 

June 5. Read a second time and the Question being put 
Whether the Board pass a concurrence with the House for 
the engrossing this Bill? 

It passed in the Negative 

A Oliver See' 



Act. 

An Act for Incorporating The Plantation heretofore Call'd 
New Marblehead in the County of Cumberland into a Town 
by the Name of 

It appearing to this Court that the Inhabitants of the s d 
Plantation labour under difficulties & Inconveniencies by rea- 
son of their Not being invested with Priviledges of a Town — 

Therefore be it enacted by the Governour, Council & House 
of Representatives, That the whole of that Tract of Land 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 285 

known by the name of New Marblehead, Bounded as follows 
Viz 1 Begining at a pine tree marked F. standing Eight miles 
and ninetj 7 five Rods North west from a White Rock by the 
Water side in Casco Bay for the Northerly Corner of the 
Town of Falmouth, and from thence to run on a Straight 
Line to come fifteen Rods to the Eastward of a Brook calld 
Inkhorn Brook, below the Mouth of s d Brook, where it enters 
into Pesumpscot River. To Run again from the s d Pine Tree 
back on the Line of Falmouth ninety five Rods to the West- 
erly Corner of North Yarmouth, being a Stake, and from 
thence North East three miles, on the back of North Yar- 
mouth to the Line of the Township called New-Boston, 
Westerly on the s d Pesumpscot River to a greate Pond called 
Greate Sebago Pond, Thence North East four miles & 120 
Rods, thence South East to North Yarmouth back line ; Be, 
and hereby is Erected into a Town by the name of 

And that the Inhabitants thereof be and hereby are invested 
with all the Powers, Priviledges & Immunities that Towns 
in this Province by Law do, or may enjoy And that Enoch 
Freeman Esq r be and hereby is Impowered to Issue his War- 
rant directed to some principal Inhabitant of s d Town requir- 
ing him to Warn the Inhabitants of the s d Town qualified by 
Law to Vote in Town affairs to Assemble at Such time & 
place as he Shall appoint then & there to Choose all Needfull 
Town officers to remain and Act til their Anual Town Meet- 
ing in March next and the s d Inhabitants So Conven'd shall 
be & hereby are Authorized and fully Impowered to Choose 
such officers accordingly. 

Provided Nevertheless that all Province & County Tax's 
already laid on the s' 1 Inhabitants Shall be Collected & paid 
in tin' same Manner, as tho this Act bad not been made. 



286 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Permit. 

Prov : of Mass ftt Bay June 11, 1762 — 
For the Sloop Benjamin Torrey Master, bound 

to Kittery — 

Permit the said Benj a Torrey to ship on board the Sloop 

bound to Kittery Fifty one barrels of Pork : He 

giving Bond to take in no other Provisions on board and to 

land the said Pork at Kittery and to return a Certificate 

thereof. 

To the Officers of the Custom House and Naval Office. 



Petition of Richard King 

"Sloop Mermaid Fra' Haskell, 16 June 1762." 
To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Captain General 
& Governour in Chief in and over his Majestys Province of 
Massachusetts Bay in New England and Vice Admiral of 
the same 

Richard King of Scarborough Humbly Sheweth 
That he has ready to Ship on board the Sloop Mairmaid 
Francis Haskell Master bound to Scarborough aforesaid 30 
barrells of Flour 5bb lB Pork, 2 barrells of Bacon, 2 Cask Rice 
and 50 bushells of Corn, for the use of the Inhabitants there 
but can't do it without leave from your Excellency and 
Honors — 

He therefore prays your Excellency would permit him to 
Ship the Provisions aforesaid under the usual restrictions — 
And as in duty bound shall ever pray &c a 

Rich d King 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 287 

Answer of the First Parish in Scarborough to a Petition. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq 1 Captain General in 
Chief in and over his Majestys said Province to the 
Honourable his Majestys Council and to the Houn ble 
the House of Representatives in the Great and General 
Court assembled 

The Inhabitants of the First Parish in Scarborough in the 
County of Cumberland in answer to a Petition Exhibited 
against said Parish to this Honourable Court in January or 
February Last by Twenty one Persons who Call themselves 
Inhabitants of said Parish Humbly Sheweth, 

The Petitionrs Say they have been Deprived of a Gospel 
Minister upward of five years past its true upwards of five 
years past the then Minister of the Parish was Remov d by 
Death but the Parish used all Propper Means to Get another 
Minister Settled and was at Great Expence in Journing as 
far as Boston and Sometimes further after one and another 
by which means we had several upon Probation one after 
another three of which had a Clear Call to Settle with us — 

The Petitioners further Say they Could not Get one 
Settled because their is a party that would Compel whoever 
Settled with us to join in Fellowship with M r Clark which 
assertion is False for every Person agreed in Either of the 
three not a hand nor Tongue against Either of the three 
when at the same time all the People very well knew Neither 
of the three would have had Fellowship with M r Clark if 
they had Settled with us but they all refused but for what 
Reason we Never Knew. 

The Petitioners Go on and Say when in Expectation of 
being Fined they made Application to the Prcsbetry to Send 
one who very Readily Scut M r Peirce it is a pitty Men had 
Dot More regard to Truth then to assert things that arc falce 
for the Parish never made any application to the Presbetry 



288 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

neither did the Presbetry Send M r Peirce but one of the 
Parish in Seeking after a minister heard of M r Peirce & had 
a Promise of his Coming to Scarborough on Probation which 
accordingly he came and was so well Liked by the People 
that they Gave him a Call Notwithstanding he Told the 
Parish he Should not Settle on any other Constitution but as 
a Presbetrain the Petitioners themselves was as Willing to 
Settle him on that Constitution as any of the rest, ware & as 
free in Voting his Settlement and Stating a Sallary upon 
him as any ware ( them that was Voters of them ) The 
Petitioners Complain of the Suddent and Rash Proceeding of 
the Parish in Calling and Settleing M r Peirce the reason why 
M r Peirce was settled in so short a. time we Gave in our 
Former answer which we shall not mention here but shall 
answer other things but Supposing it had been a Suddent 
and Rash Preceeding of the Parish ( as they say ) the 
Petitioners themselves ware as Guilty as any of the rest 
was for they acted as freely therein. The Petitioners Pray 
they may not be Deprived of their other Priviledges in 
the First Parish and be set off to the Second Parish their 
seems to be Something in their Prayer Extraordanory they 
must thereby mean their Priviledges of Voting in the First 
Parish and be voters in both Parishes which would be a 
Great Priviledge indeed Meaning thereby to Get as Many 
as they Can to Follow them out at the same Door till they 
have Got the Major part of the voters on their side then 
they Shall Carry the Vote in the First Parish this is what 
some of the Petitinors has Honestly owned Intending thereby 
that M r Peirce shall have no Sallary at all tho. they the 
Petitioners themselves did act as freely on Stating a Sallary 
on M" Peirce as any in the Parish did Therefore your 
Respondants Can but wonder with what face the Petitioners 
Can ask to be freed from their Obligation when your 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 289 

Respondants Look upon themselves Obliged by Law as well 
as by Concience to Make Good their Contract with their 
Minister — The Petitioners Complain of the Conduct of 
the Presbetery by a late Instance at the Eastward which dont 
concern us as we know of, the Presbetery Must answer for 
their own Conduct — The Petitioners further Pray that 
they may not be Compelled to pay any thing toward the Set- 
tlement & Support of M r Peirce altho they Promised it and 
that they may have the money that has been taken from 
them — Meaning as we Suppose all of them that has freely 
paid toward the Settlement and Support of M r Peirce 
Restored to them — Your Respondn ts Suppose they mean 
that the Inhabitants that are not Set off must Restore their 
money to them againe let their Number be ever so Small 
which Number would be but Small if the Petitioners Could 
have their Will for without Doubt they will Pursuade as 
many as they can to Get off the same way they do by telling 
them they will thereby get Cleare of Paying Rates So that 
if the Prayer of their Petition be Granted their will be but a 
small Number to pay or Restore their money and to Support 
a minister the Parish being but a Small Parish when alto- 
gather and will find it hard enough to Support a minister 
Considering Other heavy Taxes Your Respondants Humbly 
Pray that if the Petitioners Must be Set off they may not 
Retain a Priviledge of Voteing in the First Parish and 
thereby to Maintain a quarrell in said Parish- - The Major 
Part of the Inhabitants of said Parish are well Satistied in 
our Minister and would be Glad to Enjoy him in peace but 
if any Considerable Number Should be Set off from us we 
Cant See how we shall be able to Support a minister at all 
and thereby must be without any which if no Other Motive 
would Engage us the Law will Compell us thereto Therefore 
your Respondants Humbly Pray that your Excellency and 
Honours would take the whole affair under your Wise Con- 

1!' 



290 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

sideration and Dismiss their Petition all which we do Hum- 
bly Submitt and as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray 



Sam 11 Small 
Solomon Bragdon 
Reuben Fogg 



Committee in the Name 
>and Behalf of the First 
Parish of Scarborough 



At a Parish Meeting held in the first Parish in Scarborough 
September y e 6 th 1762 

Voted, agreed, and Concured with the Churches Votes in 
this Parish in Setling M r Thomas Peirce in the Work of the 
Gospel Ministrey in said Parish in the Presbytery Order 
Agreeable to the Westminster Confession of Faith. 

Voted to Give M r Thomas Peirce in Case he Settles in the 
work of the Ministery in said Parish Eighty pounds Yearly 
During his Ministery or as long as he shall officiate in the 
office of a Minister in said Parish. 

Voted to Give One hundred pounds as a Settlement to the 
said M r Peirce in Case he Settles in s d Parish in the work of 
the Ministery 

A true Coppy of Record 

Attest Sam 11 Fogg Parish Clark 

At a Parish Meeting held in the first Parish in the Town 
of Scarborough March y e 19 th day 1765 — 

M r Sam 11 Small, Cap' Solomon Bragdon & Capt n Reuben 
Fogg, Chose for a Parish Committe 

Attest Sam 11 Fogg Parish Clark 

Act of inncorporation. 1762. 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii tertii Secundo. 

An Act for incorporating a certain Tract of Land lying in 
the County of Lincoln into a Township by the name of 

Whereas the Inhabitants of a certain Tract of Land lying 
on the West Side of Kennebeck River in the County of Lin- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 291 

coin are desirous of enjoying the Privileges that will arise to 
them by being incorporated into a Town. 

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and House of Rep- 
resentatives That the Tract of land aforesaid butted and 
bounded as follows viz : Beginning upon Kennebec river on 
the Northerly line of a Lott of land ( Containing thirty two 
hundred Acres) being Lott Number Four, granted by the 
Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase from the late Colony 
of New Plymouth to William Bowdoin Esq r — The Line 
aforesaid being about four Miles above or to the Northward 
of a Point of Land called Abagadusett Point, Which makes 
the most Northerly part of Merry Meeting Bay in said River, 
and where said Bay begins on that side : From thence, viz : 
from the River aforesaid where said line strikes it, to run a 
West North West Course upon the Northerly line of the lott 
aforesaid five Miles ; and from the end of said five Miles to 
run a South South West Course till it shall strike a line run- 
ning from the South westerly end of Brick Island a West 
North West Course into land ( this line being the Southerly 
line of a Tract of land granted by the Proprietors aforesaid 
to James Bowdoin Esq r ) And from thence running an East 
South East Course upon the last mentioned line to the South 
Westerly end of the Island aforesaid which lies in Merry 
Meeting Bay And contains about ten Acres more or less ; 
and from thence running (including said Island) to Abaga- 
dusett Point aforesaid, And from thence up the River afore- 
said to the line first mentioned: be and hereby is erected into 
a Township by the name of 

And thai the Inhabitants thereof be, and hereby are invested 
with all the Privileges and Immunities whicli the Inhabi- 
tants of the Towns within this Province respectively do, or 
by law ought to enjoy. 

And Be il further enacted that William Lithgow Esq* be 
and hereby is impowered to issue his Warrant directed to 



292 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

some principal Inhabitant in said Township to notify and 
warn the Inhabitants in said Township, qualified by law to 
vote in Town Affairs, to meet at such Time and place as 
shall be therein set forth, to choose all such officers as shall 
be necessary to manage the Affairs of said Township. 

In the House of Rep™ Sep 1 11 1762 

Read three several times and passd to be engrossd 
Sent up for concurrence Tim Ruggles Spk r 

In Council Sep r 11, 1762. Read a first time. 

In Council Sep' 15, 1762. Read a second time & passed 

a concurrence to be engrossed 

A Oliver See 1 



Act of Incorporation. 1762. 

Anno Regno Regis Georgii tertii Secundo 

An act incorporating a Certain Tract of Land in the County 
of Cumberland into a Township by the name of 

Whereas the Inhabitants and proprietors of a certain Tract 
of Land lying on the back of the Township of Falmouth in 
the County of Cumberland heretofore known by the Name of 
Narragansett Number Seven alias Gorhamtown are desirous 
of enjoying the priviledges that will anise to them by being 
incorporated' into a Township 

Be it enacted by the General Council and House of Rep- 
resentatives, That the Tract of Land aforesaid bounded agree- 
able to the Original Grant thereof be and hereby is erected 
into a Township by the Name of 

and that the Inhabitants thereof be and hereby are invested 
with all the powers priveledges & Immunities which the 
Inhabitants of the Towns within this province respectively 
do or by Law ought to enjoy 

And be it further Enacted that Alexand r Ross Esq r be and 
he hereby is impowered to issue his Warrant directed to some 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 293 

principal inhabitant in said Township to Notify & Warn the 
Inhabitants in said Town qualified by law to vote in town 
Affairs, to meet at such time and place as shall be therein sett 
forth, to choose all such Officers as shall be necessary to 
manage the Affairs of said Township — 

In the House of Rep ve8 Sep 1 11 1762 
Read a first time 

14 a second and third time and pass'd to be engross'd 
Sent up for concurrence Tim° Ruggles Spk r 

In Council Sep r 15, 1762 Read a first & second time and 
passed a concurrence to be engross'd 

A Oliver Sec r 



Message. Sept. 13, 1762. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 

Pursuant to a resolution of the General Court in last Ses- 
sion, I proposed this Summer to have gone to the Eastward 
and reduced the Garrisons of Fort Pownall and Fort Halifax 
in person. But before I could make that Voyage, Advice 
came of the French Invasion of Newfoundland ; and then it 
became quite unadvisable to weaken either of those Garrisons. 
But as the danger from Newfoundland will probably soon be 
over, and the objection to the reduction arising from thence 
will cease ; I would desire you to reconsider this matter, 
whether the reduction you propose is not too great for the 
present time. For this purpose I have detained Col Lith- 
gow that you may hear him concerning Fort Halifax. For 
Fort Pownall I have had no opportunity to confer with Brig' lr 
Prebble, but possibly may before the reduction can be safely 
made. 

Council Chamber Sep. 13, 1762 Fra Bernard 



294 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Message. Sept. U, 17 62. 

In Council Sep r 14 th 1762 

Voted y* y e follow 8 Message be sent to his Excell y . — 
May it Please Your Excellency 

The Two Houses have consider'd Your Excellency's Mes- 
sage of the 9 th Instant, and although they Apprehend it con- 
venient that a Peace shou'd be concluded with the Penobscot 
Indians, yet inasmuch as they have not signified to the Gov- 
ernment their desire thereof, The Two Houses are of Opinion 
that it would be too great a Condescension in Your Excel- 
lency to undertake a voyage for that purpose, And in case 
Those Indians are desirous of a Peace or labour under any 
difficulties in their present situation, that it will be more for 
the Honor of the Government that they, or a number of them 
properly Authorised, should wait on your Excellency at Bos- 
ton to represent the same — 

Voted that, Samuel Danforth, & Nath 11 Ropes Esq" with 
such as y e hon ble House shall join be a Comm e to present this 
Message to his Excell y y e Gover r 

Sent down for Concurrence Jn° Cotton D : Secry 

In the House of Rep™ 8 Sep' 14 1762 

Read and Concurd and M r Tyler M r Waldo and Cap 1 
Thayer are Joyned in the Affair 

Tim Ruggles Spk r 



Scarborough y e 10 th Novem br 1762 

sy. 

We the Inhabitants of the first Parish in Scarborough in 
y e County of Cumberland & Province of y e Massahu sts Bay 
in New England have 8 been desird to Attend Severed Par- 
rish meetings in s d Parrish g Notifications to see weather we 
ware willing to M r Thomas Peirce having a Call to y e Minis- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 295 

try in s d Parrish and also to Settle him y e s d Peirce & Like- 
wise to vote money for the Same & also to See weather we 
would vote him money to pay his bord and the Charge of 
his Ordination at Newbury Likewise y e Parrish in part have 
voted the Same that they will Settle M r Thomas Peirce as A 
Minister Under the Presbiterian Goverment or Scotch Plat- 
form at the s d Newbury which we the Subscribers say is Con- 
tra to our Profession in Religion and Also Contra from what 
ever we have been brought up unto and Also we think Con- 
tra to the Laws of this Land in their Proceedure & Unless 
all have agreed, We have been most of us brought up & 
Settled under the Congregational Constitution in s d Parrish 
untill it Pleased God to take from us our Minister by Death 
and we think verry hard that w r e cant have A Proper time 
or Place to make A Defence to Support and Vindicate our 
Cause before the Presbitere but away we must go to New- 
bury near Eighty Miles Distant from Scarborough & Put to 
A Prodigious charge by their Voting away our Money to go 
to Newbury either to be a Presbiterion Rite or wrong or elee 
to Support those that are so minded we dont Pretend S r to 
say any thing against y e Presbiterian Order for we are 
Strangers thereto but this we think that M r Peirce never has 
known how many Persons have appeared against his being 
Settled at Newbury and in that Order which Perhaps may 
Disappoint M r Peirces Expectations in Settling in that Order 
in this Place, but S r our Cheif desire of you is this that you 
upon your Perrill would not Officiate in Settling M r Thomas 
Peirce as (mr Minister in ye Affores' 1 Parrish for we are 
Determined not to pay one farthing of charge towards his 
Support or maintanance in Pleaching or any other Charge 
that may arise or has Arose Unless he the s' 1 Peirce will 
Set tit- According to y e Common Custom of New England As 
in Generel] and according to y" Laws of this Govermenl in 
that Reaped Provided We S 1 are of y* first Church and Par- 



296 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ish in Scarborough and hope for your Compliance & Sign 
our Names Accordingly. 

To the Rever c M r John Morehead of Boston Suppos d to be 
one of y e Presbitteree to be communicated to the Presbitere 
upon y e Suppos d Ordination of M r Thomas Pierce at New- 
bury — 

Timothy Prout Jos. Prout W m Tompson 

Moses Plumer William Plumer Joshua Small 

his 

Elisha Lebbey Richard Libby Benj a ft Blake 

mark 

Thomas Larrabee Nathanel Libby John Gilford 

Sam 11 March Samuel Jones Peter Lebbee 

P S. we have wrote to y u Self & M r Jon a Parsons arid M r 
David Macgriger Sup g they are all that belongs to y e Pres- 
bittere but if more pray to be Excus d for not knowing it or 
else should have wrote them. 



Reasons humbly offered to obviate an Objection to the 
Right of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay to Originate 
Giants of Lands between the Rivers Penobscot and S l Croix. 

It cannot be doubted that the Charter of William and 
Mary, which constituted the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 
contains, in the letter of its grants, All the lands lying 
between the River Sagadehock and the River S* Croix by 
the Name of the Territory of Sagadehock. Under this Title 
the Government of this Province has defended and possessed 
this Country for upwards of 70 Years without any other 
interruption, than from Indians witli Indianised French men 
intermixed with them and one invasion by a 20 gun french 
Ship, so momentory, that she did not wait the approach of 
the Massachusetts Forces, which were immediately sent 
against her. 

During all this time, The Title of the Province hath never 
been impeached but twice : upon both of which occasions, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 297 

the Attorney and Sollicitors general, to whom it was referred, 
reported in favour of the Province. Upon the last of these, 
The Attorney and Sollicitor general heard Council on both 
sides and thereupon made so full a report on the behalf of the 
Province, that Queen Caroline, then Regent, made an order in 
Council to prevent the further interruption of the Province in 
their right and Possession of that Country : which was imme- 
diately carried into Execution by all the Persons, whom this 
order concerned, removing from thence. 

After this Public recognition, The Province considered 
their right to this Country so absolutely confirmed to them, 
that they entered into the most Vigrous measures for the 
protection of it, for proof of whicli they can show now stand- 
ing in that Country 4 different Forts ; besides Fort Pownall, 
erected in the heart of the Country of the Penobscot Indians. 
The Province in consideration of the great charge they were 
then at, beyond their proportion, were assisted by general 
Amherst in the expence of building this Fort ; but they were 
at the whole charge of furnishing it with Artillery, Ammu- 
nition and small Arms ; and have ever since maintained the 
Garrison there over and above their contingency to the 
Army. At the erecting this Fort Governor Pownall took 
and confirmed a formal repossession of this Country on the 
Bast side of the River for the Province Massachusetts Bay 
And now, When they expect to reap the fruits of 70 Years 
expence of blood and Treasure, from the possession of a 
Country convenient for their own People, continually 
increasing, to settle in, they find the right of the Province to 
originate grants of lands thereof like to be questioned by a 
New Objection to their title under the Charter: which is 
this, "That King William & Queen Mary at the time of 
their making this Charter were not in the possession of this 
Country and therefore could make no grant of it." 

It this was true, and his Majesty upon this account should 



298 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

be inclined to resume this country, there can be no doubt, 
but that the Province would be intitled to a reimbursement 
of all the expences they have been at in conquering and 
maintaining this Country for upwards of 70 years, acting all 
the while under a Royal Grant, which for upwards of 30 
years has been formally confirmed by the Crown ; which 
Expence would greatly exceed the present Value of this 
Country, tho it was to be put up to Auction and sold for the 
best price possible. 

But in truth the Fact is quite otherwise : King William 
and Queen Mary, at the time of making their Grant, were in 
the Actual Possession of this Country. This will sufficiently 
appear from the following Narrative, which is wholly taken 
from Original and Authentic papers. 

In the Year 1689 The Province of Massachusetts Bay 
having resumed their Old Charter Government upon advice 
of the revolution, soon afterwards found themselves attacked 
in the Eastern Country by Indians joined by Parties of 
French from Canada and Nova Scotia, War being then 
declared between France and England. They sent a Sloop 
express to England with advice of this irruption and imme- 
diately after determined to fit out a strong Armament 
against the French in Acadie and Nova Scotia, and 
appointed S r William Phips to be General and Commander 
in Chief. Accordingly Sir William Phips sailed from Bos- 
ton April 23 rd 1690 having under his command 3 Ships and 
4 other Vessels and in the whole 737 men. On the l 8t of 
May they anchored at Mount desart and from thence sailed 
to Penobscot where there was an Indian Fort and the settle- 
ment of a French man, married to an Indian Squaw and 
then a profest Indian chief, one Casteen. They found the 
Fort which had been Garrisoned by Indians only, abandoned, 
and took possession of it. From thence on the 5 th of May 
they Sailed to Machias near the Great Menan Island, ( called 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 299 

in Southack's Map Mechisses ) where they found only 2 
Frenchmen, who Surrender'd and they took them and their 
goods on board and carried them off. On the 6 th of May 
They went to Passimaquady where there were some French 
Planters, who refusing to treat with them, they burnt their 
Houses and brought off their goods. On the 9 th of May 
they came before Port Royal which surrender'd on the 11 th 
and on the 14 th the Inhabitants took the Oaths to K. 
William &c and an English Government was appointed. On 
the 19 th the Inhabitants of Menis and other places came in 
and took the Oaths. On the 21 st Cap 1 Alden in the Sloop 
Mary was left to cruise on those Seas and order' d to take 
possession of several parts of Acadie and Penobscot in par- 
ticular and the rest of the Fleet returned to Boston, where 
they arrived on the 30 th of May. From that time to the day 
of the date of the Charter, the Government of Massachusetts 
Bay kept possession of Port Royal and of consequence of all 
the Country before mentioned, including the whole Territory 
of Sagadehock ; as appears by several orders of the General 
Court and particularly one dated June 2 1691 ( 4 months 
before the date of the Charter) whereby the Governor and 
Council are empowered to settle a Garrison in the Coast of 
Nova Scotia and Acadie lately subjected to the obedience 
of the Crown of England and for securing the Country and 
Trade thereof to the Crown. And in another Entry dated 
Dec r 12 th 1693 2 years after the date of the Charter) it 
appears that Port Royal was garrisoned at the expence of 
the Province of Massachusetts Bay. 

Soon after this Conquest, Dec r 10 th 1090 an Address from 
the general Court to their Majesty's giving an Account of 
the Subjection of this Country (and also of the unsuccessful! 
attack of Quebec) was sent home by S r William Phips who 
is mentioned in the Address to be the bearer of it. And on 
October 8: 1691 (within 10 months after the date of the 



300 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

address at Boston ) Their Majesty's granted the Charter 
including therein All the Lands between the Province of 
Main and Nova Scotia by the Name of the Territory of Saga- 
dehock and appointed S r William Phips the first Royal Gov- 
ernor of the united Province. 

From this Narrative It appears plain that King William 
and Queen Mary at the time of granting the Charter were 
really and actually possessed of the Country between Saga- 
dehock and Nova Scotia in the strictest Sense of the Words 
which the Nature of this Country will admit; where All 
European possessions are incumbered with Indian Settle- 
ments and Subject to be interrupted by Indian incursions. 
It also appears (if not positively, at least to the highest 
degree of Probability) that the including this Country 
within the bounds of the New united Province of Massachu- 
setts Bay was intended both as a reward and a reimburse- 
ment. And altho' Special Grace is allowed to be a sufficient 
consideration for a Royal Grant, yet where there happens to 
be also a Valuable consideration, The Grantee may with 
greater Reason expect to hold his Grant unimpeached, than 
if it was founded upon Special Grace alone. 

As for the Conquest of this Country after the date of the 
Charter : if there had been such, Upon the reconquest and 
Cession of it to the English, The Province would have been 
restored to their right, jure Posthuimy according to the 
Opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor general in 1731, But 
there really never was such : If there was any revolt or Con- 
quest of Port Royal and other parts of Nova Scotia yet this 
was not the Case of the Country Westward of S* Croix. 
Indeed the Newport a small French Ship of War which had 
been taken from the English, stragling that way in 1696 
Surprized the Fort of Pemaquid and demolished part of the 
Works ; but was so far from attempting to keep possession, 
that she got away in hast before 3 Vessels of War, which 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 301 

were immediately sent from Boston could come up with her. 
This is all the Conquest of this Country that the French 
have to boast of : and Surely such a temporary Invasion can 
never be understood to divest the Province of any part of its 
constitutional Territories. 

There seems to be no foundation for a distinction between 
the Lands Westward of Penobscot and those Eastward in 
regard to the Right of the Province: as in the Charter, so 
upon all other occasions, The Lands between Sagadehock 
and Nova Scotia or the River S l Croix have been considered 
as one intirety ; The Possession and Defence of one part 
thereof was the possession and Defence of the whole ; And 
It is apprehended that at this day the Right of the Province 
on one side Penobscot and the other must stand and fall 
together. In this light it was seen by the Attorney and 
Sollicitor general in 1731, who considered the Forts erected 
by the Province as a performance of the tacit Conditions of 
their Grant, altho' such Forts were wholly on the Western 
side of Penobscot. But there is less occasion to press this 
Matter, as it appears from the foregoing Narrative that the 
Reduction of the Country the Year before the Grant of the 
Charter, by the Arms of Massachusetts Bay, and the actual 
possession of King William and Queen Mary arising there- 
from was executed upon the Lands between Penobscot and 
S l Croix only; beginning with the Fort at Penobscot which 
was on the last side of the River and ending at the Island of 
Passimaquady which lies in the bay of S l Croix. 

For these Reasons it is humbly submitted that the Objec- 
tion to the Provinces Right to these Lands arising from the 
Supposition that King William and Queen Mary at the time 
of granting the Charter was not possessed thereof is fully 
answered by the state of the forenientiuned Facts, which 
prove an actual possession in the Crown of England at the 
time of granting the Charter, and thai the Recovery of that 



302 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Country was the probable Reason that it was included in the 
Charter of the New united Province. 

P. S. 

As it appears afterwards that Casteen continued at Penob- 
scot after S r William Phip's expedition and was the only 
Frenchman left in that Country, It may be proper to give 
some further Account of him. 

At the time of S r William Phip's Expedition, Casteen, in 
the quality of an Indian chief, had joined a party of French 
from Canada against the English Settlement at Casco bay, 
which they took and plunder'd and carried off some prisoners 
to Canada [ see Extract of M r Davis journal ] Casteen upon 
his return found his own Settlement broke up, his Daughter 
a Prisoner, the whole Country subdued by the English from 
Boston, and Port Royal in their hands. He therefore sub- 
mitted to the English and took the Oaths of Allegiance to 
King William ; which it appears he had faithfully observed 
to the Year 1694 3 years after the Charter. [ See a Letter 
from Lieu 1 Governor Stoughton to Casteen dated Jan y 30 : 
1694/5 and sent by W m Alden who was Mate of the Sloop 
sent from Port Royal by S r William Phips against Penob- 
scot, to whom probably Casteen submitted]. Casteen's Set- 
tlement therefore, from before the date of the Charter and 
for several Years after, was that of an English Subject, 
under the Province of Massachusetts Bay. It does not 
appear that any other Frenchman was settled in that Coun- 
try at the time of the date of the Charter. If the French 
settlements in the Island of Passimaquady were resumed 
( which is not probable, as the Massachusetts kept possession 
of Port Royal ) that Island is within the grant of Nova 
Scotia. 

In Gov r Bernards letter to M r pownall. Dec r 1. 1762 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 303 

Petition of the Well Affected Inhabitants of Gorhamtoivn, 1763. 

To his Excellency Francis Barnerd Esq 1 Captain General 
& Governour in Chief in & over his Majestys Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England — The Hon ble his Maj- 
estys Council and House of Representatives in General Court 
Assembled 

The Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of a place 
Call'd GorhamTown Alias Narraganset N° 7 which are Gen- 
erally distinguished from y e Rest of the Inhabitants by the 
Term well Affected — Humbly Sheweth 

That whereas we are Informd that there is a Petition now 
Lying before the Gen 1 Court of this Province of a Number 
of Inhabitants of s d GorhamTown who are y e Disaffected — 
that y e Lands of Gorham Town might be Incorporated into a 
Town or District, and that the Inhabitants be Vested with 
Previledges as other Towns in like case, &c. Now as Such 
an Incorporation must Necessarily Effect us the well Affected, 
especially under our Present Division and Distraction, and 
Lay us Open to Oppression and Insults of the Disaffected, 
who have the Majority on their side, we being y e Minor Part ; 
being about thirty, or five & thirty Mails from Sixteen years 
and I Upwards. So that it will be in the power of the Disaf- 
fected by their Votes in their Publick Meetings to Subject 
us Your Humble Petitioners To Pay equal Taxes with the 
Disaffected for all their Ramble about the Country for to 
Seek out Lay Preachers and Introduce one into this place to 
Settle, All the Cost of his pretended Settlement and Annual 
Salarey. All the Cost of their Meeting-house And all and 
every Charge thai they in their Present Frenzy may incline 
to Involve themselves and Neighbours in. and not only so 
but we must he expos' 1 to all y e Contempt ami Slight that 
men in Such Rage and Temper are Capable to Cast, as we 
already in a Publick Meeting have had a Sufficient Taste of. 
Thai our Case will be Simelar to Slavery in Turkey and many 



304 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

more Diffecultys will arise Upon Our Incorporation — Your 
Petitioners therefore Humbly pray his Excellency and Hon" 
not to Suffer non_ in this place to be Incorporated while we 
Remain in Such a Temper for we Dread the Consequences of 
it.— 

But if y r Excellency 7 & Honours in y r Great Wisdom See 
meet to Grant their Petition, Your Petitioners Humbly Beg 
that his Excellency and Honours would enjoyn the Inhabi- 
tants to Settle a Learned well Quallify'd Minister in s d Place 
as Provision is made by the Act of William and Marey in 
whom we may all Joyn as the Condition of Incorporation as 
has ben Usual for the Government in Similar Cases, on which 
our Minister will Chearfully Resign his Ministry, the Dis- 
affected have Pretended to Settle one whom tliey Call their 
minister, whom we esteem every way Unquallify d for the 
work and we think ought to be Taught Rather than to be a 
Teacher, your Humble petitioners have no Rellish nor like- 
ing to an Illitrate and Ignorant Ministrey your Humble Peti- 
tioners further Humbly pra} r that they may be exempt from 
paying any Charges that the Disaffected have brought on the 
place already by Riding about y e Country to Seek out Lay 
preachers. There Settleing one — And Salery fixt on him — 
and Building a Meeting-house for their party 8 Use. The 
Proprietors of Gorham Town are Under Obligation to Build 
a Meeting house and have Voted money for that Purpose 
and have the Timber now on the Spot and Propose Soon to 
Build the same — 

But if his Excellence's and Honours should think propper 
to excuse them that are Disaffected that Common Condition 
of Settleing a Minister Qualifyd as by y e Act of W m and 
Marey, your Humble Petitioners Pray that your Excellency 
& Hon" would Indulge your Humble Petitioners w th y e Priv- 
iledge of Being a Society by them selves Independent and 
free from any Relation to them as a Town District or Parish 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 305 

and that they may injoy a Learned Ministry and have Power 
to Transact their own Affairs by them Selves — And your 
Humble Petitioners as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray 
Charles M c Daniel Robert M c Daniel hugh M°lellen 
William Mclellan Karey Mclellen Timothy Hamblen 

James M c lellan Joseph Pilkinton Dnno Lea} T 
Phinehas thompson John M c claniel Joseph Brown 
Samuel Bridges Josiah Bridges John Harding jun r 

Joseph Rounds Jacob hamblen Joseph Brown Jun r 

danieL Mosher Elisha Cobb Solomon Lombard Jr 

Prince Davis Wentworth Stuart Joseph Hamblen 

John MacDaniel Ju r James Low Austin Alden 

Zep h Harding Richard Lombard 

In the House of Rep ives Jan y 31 1763 

Read again and revived and Ordered that this Pet" be 
dismissed 

Sent up for concurrence Tim Ruggles Spkr 

In Council Feb r 4. 1763 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 



/'if if ion of a number of the Inhabitants of G-orhamtown. 1763. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Governour & 

Comander in chief in and over said Province the Hon ble 

his Majestys Council and House of Representatives in 

General Court assembled May 1762 

The Petition of a Number of Inhabitants of Narragansett 

Township Number Seven alias < rorhamtown in the County of 

Cumberland Humbly Shews, That about two years past, We 

your Petitioners represented to this I ! on'"" Court, "That with 

20 



306 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

great Difficulty and Hardship we bad for many Years past 
lived in said exposed Frontier, and in Jeopardy of our Lives, 
and indeed with the Loss of Several Lives we had maintained 
our Ground there in Time of War; That Through the good 
Hand of Providence our Numbers were then increas'd to 
Sixty Families, since which the Proprietors of said Township 
( who were before very helpful to us ) had neglected us. By 
means whereof and for Want of proper Authority among our 
Selves, we were then in a Suffering Condition particularly we 
had no Meeting House, or School ; our High Ways were neg- 
lected, and in many Places impassable, our Fences, and Cattle 
without Regulation ; " for which and Other Pteasons we then 
petitioned the Hon ble Court to be imbodied into a Town, 
which Petition not being granted we have been Obliged to 
endure those Difficulties ever since. But as the Hon ble Court 
have in one of their last Sessions seen meet to lay a part of 
the publick Tax upon us, in the Act for which Provision is 
made that the Assessors shall be paid for their Labour in the 
same Manner, as those in corporate Towns are, which we 
imagine is by the Town Treasurer, which Officer we have no 
Right by Law to choose while unimbodied — 

Therefore we humbly conceive we have some Pretensions 
to renew our Request again to be incorporated; In doing 
which we shall not trouble your Excellency and Honours 
with a needless Repetition of Grievances, which still are of 
the same Kind as before, but are increased in Degree. For 
we have since our last Memorial been at the sole Expence of 
Building a Commodious Meeting House, which the Proprie- 
tors have hitherto neglected to do and our Numbers being 
now increased to about Eighty Families, consequently our 
Distress for Want of having the Benefit of the good and 
wholesome Laws, which incorporated Towns have, increases 
in Proportion, of which those that respect the due Observ- 
ance of the Lords Day, and the Support of Schools are not 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 307 

the least; Nor do we imagine it possible to remedy these 
Difficulties while we remain in such a loose and confus'd 
Condition — We are very Sensible that Some of the Proprie- 
tors opposed our Petition before, and we don't know but that 
they may now, but if they should, we are soberly of the 
Opinion, their Opposition will arise rather from some private 
Resentment, they have to some of us for Causes to us 
unknown, than from a View to the publick Good, and we 
humbly conceive there is no Other New Township in the 
Government whose Inhabitants are so numerous as ours, and 
have brought to their Settlements in the Manner we have, 
that have been opposed by the Proprietors in their Applying 
for Incorporation — We therefore humbly beseech your 
Excellency & Honours that we may be incorporated into a 
Town, to be bounded according to a Plan of said Township 
established by the Hon ble Court some few Years past, and 
that we may be invested with the Authorities and Priviledgcs 
of other Towns — and as in Duty bound will ever pray — 

Richard edwards Philip Gomnmn John Phinney 

Nathan Whitney Briant Morten John freeman 

George Hanscom Moses Whitney Jun T John Sawyer 

Sawyer Nathaniel Whitney Jun r Benj a Skilling 

Joseph Weston John Wilyams Abel Whitney 

David Sawyer Moses Whitney Samuel Crocker 

Moses Weston Ebenezer Murch Samuel Murch 

Charles M c Daniel William Hodden Joseph Cate 

Wil.;i in O Joseph Morten Nathaniel Whitney Jun r 

John David Whitney Amos Whitney 

Benjamin (frost Samuel Libby James GUkey 

B en j a Stevens Ebenenezer Mortor Joshua Davis 
John Phinney jun 1 Nathae] ffrosl William 

James Barnabas Bangs Ebenezer Morton 
Seth Harding 



308 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In the House of Rep ves Jan* 13 1763 

Read again and revived and Ordered that this Pet n be 
dismissed 

Sent up for concurrence Tim Ruggles 

In Council Feb 1 1, 1763 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 



Gov r Bernard to the Lords Commissioners for Trade $ 
Plantations. 

Boston Ap. 8. 1763 
My Lords 

I write this to introduce to your Lordships the Grants of 
six townships laid out on the East side of the River Penob- 
scot, made by the General Court of this Province & sub- 
mitted to his Majesty for his royal confirmation according to 
the terms of the Charter. And tho' the soliciting of this 
confirmation is properly the Business of the Grantees only, 
yet the Event is so intresting, to the Province in supporting 
their Right to originating grants of lands in this Territory, 
& to the Nation in encouraging a speedy cultivation of the 
Wast lands of North America, that I think it my duty to lay 
before your Lordships my sentiments upon both these points. 

In regard to the Province's originating these Grants, I 
shall not enter into any disquisition of their Right to do so : 
If that is made a Question, the support of it must not depend 
upon me. I have perhaps allready engaged too far in it, in 
what I have before wrote upon this subject. At present I 
only mean to show in what manner they have exercised this 
power in these instances which are the first of the kind ; and 
from thence to show that this power is in hands, which are 
not like to abuse it. 

1 These Grants have been made without any other con- 
sideration than a Covenant to settle the lands ; not a farthing 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 309 

has been paid or stipulated for on behalf of the province. 2. 
The Grants are not only made strictly conformable to the 
restrictions of the Charter, but there is also a limitation of 
the time in which the King's Confirmation is to be obtained, 
after which the Grants, which are in strictness only recom- 
mendations, for want of confirmation cease & determine. 3. 
The General Court has been so intent upon their main pur- 
pose, peopling the Country, that they have not trusted to the 
forfeiture for not settling, which in other grants has been 
the only obligation hitherto used, but they have obliged the 
grantees to give Security to settle their lands within a cer- 
tain time after the Grants shall be confirmed ; which bonds 
were lodged in the Secretaries Office, before the Grants were 
made. From this I would infer, That the general Court 
have had the strictest regard to the public good in making 
these grants has shown itself worthy to be intrusted with 
this power & therefore deserves to have its acts approved & 
confirmed, if weightier reasons not known here should pre- 
vail against it. 

I need not urge to your Lordships the expediency of 
encouraging, by all proper means, the cultivation of the 
wasts of N America. The Sentiments of your Lordships 
have been fully shown by your unwearied endeavours to pro- 
mote such purpose : And now the Motives to it have 
received much additional strength by the late great enlarge- 
ment of his Majesty's N American Dominions. But perhaps 
It may be of use to endeavour to remove the obstructions 
which may lie in the Way of your Lordships approving this 
settlement, & arise from your doubts concerning the Prov- 
ince's light to originate Grants of land within this Territory: 
which Question, if it is to be discussed with that deliberation 
which its importance will require, may not be determined 
within the time necessary to resolve upon allowing or putting 
a stop to tin* proposed settlement. 



310 DOCUMENTARY BISTORT. 

Undoubtedly This Settlement must be of general advan- 
tage to the public, whether it shall appear hereafter to be 
in this or that province or in neither of them : and the 
undertakers deserve all possible encouragement to induce 
them to pursue their Scheme, which is certainly planned with 
good judgement for the neutral support of one another. 
The whole C Townships are laid upon a Neck of land lying 
between Penobscot River & a River called Mount desert 
river the Mouth of it being near the West End of the Island 
of that name. The whole Plan of the 6 Townships ( each of 
which is intended to contain the Area of 6 miles square ) 
extends not above 15 miles of longitude. This Spot is at 
present a Wilderness, & lies at a great distance from the set- 
tled parts of the Massachusets province & at a much greater 
distance from the nearest Settlements of Nova Scotia, & 
would, if duly promoted, be the means of connecting in time, 
one with the other. On the other hand if this settlement 
should now be prevented, It will cast a great damp upon 
undertakings of this kind, & may contribute to keep this 
great length of coast in the desert states in which It has 
hitherto continued. 

I must therefore submit to your Lordships whether, in 
case your doubts concerning the right of the Province should 
still remain, It might not be advisable to disengage this Set- 
tlement from the dispute concerning the Right of the Prov- 
ince, and let the settlement go on to wait the determination 
of the right. To whatever province the Land shall be 
allotted, it will not be the Worse for having 860 families 
upon it. I urge this not on the behalf of the Province 
which will gain nothing by such a proceeding, but for the 
sake of the settlers, many of whom are embarked so deep in 
this Adventure that the disappointment may be their ruin. 
And with great submission I conceive, that this Method of 
favouring them is very piacticable, as it seems to require 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 311 

nothings but that in the Kings confirmation there be a recital 
of tie doubts concerning the Provinces Right to these lands 
and a proviso that this Grant & confirmation shall not pre- 
judge the same, but that It shall still remain to be considered 
& decided, this Grant & confirmation notwithstanding. 

I have been the more particular and indeed the more earn- 
est in this representation, as I think it would be a great pity 
that a Settlement so compact & so well calculated for the 
public Utility should be prevented. There was an applica- 
tion made to the general Court for 6 other Townships ; but 
they do not go on : 3 of them are drop't already ; one of the 
other 3 proceeds and I believe the other two will, if they are 
encouraged. These 3 Townships adjoin to the other six, & 
will help to strengthen them. The whole if they are allowed 
to proceed, will form a settlement of 540 families. The first 
settling of a wast Country is so hardy a work that a little 
Discouragement is apt to defeat it. I therefore hope that 
this undertaking will meet with your Lordships favour. 

I am, with great respect, My Lords Your Lordships 
Most obedient and Most humble Servant 

Fra Bernard 



Gov r Bernard to the Lords Commissioners for Trade £ 
Plantations. 

Boston Ap 25. 1763 
My Lords 

By a Letter dated the 8 th inst I informed your Lordships 
that the general Court had passed a Grant for 6 Townships 
on the Bast side of the river Penobscot to be submitted to 
his Majesty for his Confirmation: and I humbly offer' d to 
your Lordships such observations and reasons as have 
induced me to recommend this settlement to your Lordships 
favour. 



312 DOCI'MKNTAIIY IlISTOKV 

About a week after this packet was sent away, I received 
your Lordships letter of Dec. 24, which has given me a most 
sensible Mortification ; for I had flatter 'd myself that I stood 
in such a degree of credit with your Lordships, that I should 
not easily have been suspected of acting, with intention, in 
opposition to your Lordships opinion or in prejudice of his 
Majesty's right. As I am persuaded that upon a full & true 
state of this affair, Your Lordships will readily acquit me of 
this imputation, I was desirous of being discharged from it 
as soon as possible. I therefore by the return of the Post to 
New York sent a short defence of my Conduct inclosed in a 
letter to M r Pownall, desiring him to lay it before your 
Lordships at such time as he should think it fit and neces- 
sary. I should have addressed myself immediately to your 
Lordships, if the hurry I was in had not made me prefer the 
form of a Memorial. And as upon a revisal I find it con- 
tains the chief substance of my defence, I shall avoid repeat- 
ing, as well as I can, &, in this, explain such proofs, as I 
shall think proper to introduce in support of my allegation. 

The Proofs I have to submit to your Lordships are these : 
a Copy of the order of the general Court for the settlement 
of the line between the Massachusets & Nova Scotia; a 
Copy of the report of the Committee appointed for that pur- 
pose ; a Copy of my letter to The L l Gov 1 of Nova Scotia, in 
pursuance of the report of the Committee, wrote in Council 
& recorded there ; A Copy of the record of the election of 
Commissioners to join those of Nova Scotia to repair to S 1 
Croix & ascertain the line &c ; a Copy of my Letter to the 
Lieut Governor of Nova Scotia, in pursuance of the last 
mentioned act of the general Court, wrote in Council &c 

From these will appear : 1 That I was not a mover of 
this intended Survey, and that, if I am blameable for any 
thing, it is only for consenting to the resolutions of the two 
houses: with what propriety I could refuse my consent 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 313 

thereto will be considered hereafter. 2. That the delibera- 
tion of the general Court turned solely upon these questions ; 
which stream was the river S* Croix ? and from what part of 
that river the Northern Line was to be run? and that they 
were not aware of an objection to their title arising from any 
other consideration. 3 That in my consenting to these 
resolutions & consequentially communicating them to the L* 
Gov 1 of Nova Scotia, I judged for the best, if nothing then 
appeared to me to invalidate the report of the Committee, 
which I found to be agreable with the the letter of the Char- 
ters of Nova Scotia & Massachusets Bay. 

I cannot say whether at that time the boundary of Acadia 
as ceded by Charles the second to France was in my thoughts 
or not : but this I am sure of, that I had not the least appre- 
hension that such boundary was applicable to the limitation 
of King William's Grant to Massachusets Bay. As a pre- 
sumptive proof thereof ( the only kind of proof which such 
an asseveration is capable of ) It appears that my immediate 
predecessor Gov r Pownall, altho' he came to this Govern- 
ment directly from England, was not acquainted with this 
objection to the Provinces right. If He had, I am sure that 
He who was never reckoned inattentive to his Duty, would 
not have taken a formal & monumental possession of the 
East side of Penobscot on behalf of the Province of Massa- 
chusets liny; as it appears, from the inclosed Copy of the 
record of that transaction, that he did. This Transaction 
alone, which I must suppose was communicated to your 
Lordships board & was never, that I have heard of, excepted 
to, must justify me in presuming that the East side of 
Penobscot was allowed to belong to Massachusets Bay. 

In regard to my consenting to the grant of the 6 Town- 
ships, 1 believe I might, alter what I have allready said, 
safely trust my justification to the grant itself, in which so 
much care has been taken to provide for the Kings lights & 



314 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the public Emolument. But It may be necessary to state to 
your Lordships the time & manner in which it was made. 
The first Grant originated in the House of Representatives 
Feb 20. 1762; (see the Votes pa 265) & having been con- 
curred by the Council received my Consent. This Grant 
amounted to a positive assurance of 6 Townships, of the con- 
tents of 6 miles square each, to the 360 Grantees, altho' it 
was incomplete, untill by an actual survey, the boundaries of 
the Townships could be ascertained. This Survey was not 
perfected till the end of the Summer following; and it was 
certified upon Oath to the general Court at the first Session 
after; when on Feb 24 1763 a positive Grant was ordered 
to be passed under the Province Seal to be laid before his 
Majesty for his approbation. (See the Votes pa 277 ) 

Between the times of the originating the grant & the com- 
pleting of it by an Authentic instrument, I was advised that 
probably an Objection arising from the bounds of Charles 
the seconds cession might be urged against the Provinces 
right; and the general Court received the same intimation 
from the Province-Agent. But I was so far from thinking 
that that would authorise me without an order from your 
Lordships, to put a stop to this business, that I was rather 
inclined to forward it as much as might be, thinking it the 
best & the Easiest Way of bringing this right into Question. 
And I still persuade myself, that, when your Lordships have 
perused this grant, you will think that the general Court has 
introduced their claim, in as respectful & proper a manner as 
they could well have done. Nevertheless upon the first 
notice of these doubts concerning the Provinces right, I 
resolved to consent to no more grants 'till the present shall 
be determined upon. 

I am very unwilling to extend the trouble I now give your 
Lordships unnecessarily; and therefore for the rest I shall 
only refer to my former letters upon this subject ; from the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 315 

whole tenor of which I flatter myself your Lordships will 
perceive that from the first time I had reason to think that 
this Question was like, to be controverted, I have expressed 
an earnest desire that I might be engaged in it as little as 
my station would permit: and tho I have thought it my 
duty to lay before your Lordships such arguments as I knew 
would be urged in favour of the Provinces right ; yet your 
Lordships must have observed that the general Service of his 
Majesty in extending the population of his Dominions has 
been my chief purpose. 

I am, with great respect My Lords, Your Lordships most 
obedient & most humble Servant 

Fra. Bernard 



Petition of T. Westgatt <£ others. 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Governor & 
Commander in Chief of the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay 

The Petition of Thomas Westgatt and others inhabitants 
of a Tract of Land known by the name of Majabaagadoose in 
said Province Humbly Sheweth 

That most of your Petitioners were Soldiers in his Majes- 
ties Service in the Pay of this Province & were Dismissed 
from the Service after the Peace was settled & being Humbly 
of opinion that some of the Lands they had Conquered would 
3 likely to fall to their Share as to others they settled 
upon the afores d tract of Land a Place where no English 
inhabitants had ever before settled & at Great Peril Labour 
& Expence they Cleared & cultivated Some Small Spots of 
Land & have got themselves Comfortable houses Suffering 
beyond Expression the Last winter & after having grappled 

through those Difficulties they have been able this Summer 



316 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

to Raise sauce & a few necessaries to Support their families & 
have been in hopes to have had their Settlements confirmed 
to them & accordingly Petitioned to the General Court for 
this purpose Long before the s d Land was granted to 60 
others but your Petitioners being Poor & not able to attend 
and further their Petition they are informd it never reachd 
the General Court & that now the fruit of their heavy toil & 
Labour is like to be reapt by others unless your Petitioners 
will Submit to very hard terms offered them by the new pro- 
prietors your Petitioners are glad of an opportunity to lay 
their Distress Before your Excellency & Humbly Pray you 
wo d take it into your Wise Consideration & Lay the Same 
Before your Assembly for their Consideration and Grant 
them Such Relief as your Excellency & their Honours shall 
think Just & Reasonable & your Petitioners shall Ever Pray 

Dated at Majabragadoose October y e 3 d 1763 
Thomas Wasgatt John Trott Sam Trott 

Matthew Toben hateviel C Ichabod C 

Thomas Wasgatt jun r 

We whose Names are underwritten Do Sign the Within 
written Petition. 

John Moore John Corson Soldier Samuel Matthews 

Stephen Littlefield Jacob D Samuel Westcot 

Joshua Gray John Gray Andrew X Gray 

James 8 Gray Andrew Westcot Joseph Lowel 
John Daley David Daley John Daley Junr 

Jonathan Stover John Hanson Stephen Goodwin 

Nathan Lankester Thons Simon John Smart 

Thomas Laighton Samuel Leighton Thomas Laighton Jun 
Thoder Laighton Hatuel Laighton Thomas Laighton 
Trustram Pinkhan Josiah Tucker Eyod Howard 

James Howard Benj Howard ArChibell haney 

Joseph Sessions Jeremiah Springer John Grindal 
Jeremiah Veasey William Westcot John Dame 
Jonathan Swett Joshua Ebenezer Low 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 317 

Speech. Dec. 21, 1763. 

Gentlemen of the Council and Gentlemen of the House of 
Representatives 

At the opening of the last Session, We exchanged our 
mutual congratulations upon the late happy conclusion of the 
peace & the fair prospect, which it opened, of the extensive 
improvement of his Majesty's American Dominions. But 
this View has been since overclouded by an insurrection of 
the Savages, as ungrateful & unprovoked as it has been mer- 
ciless & inhuman. 

This must create an Alarm throughout all North America. 
It is not an Attack of this or that province a Dispute about 
boundaries ; or a Resentment of private injuries : but it is an 
open War begun indeed by particular Nations only, but 
avowedly designed to be improved to a general Confederacy 
of the Indians against the British Empire. 

To put a stop to these Mischiefs, to punish the perfidious 
promoters of them & to establish a general & durable peace 
with the Indians, General Gage, now Commander in chief 
proposes to Assemble a respectable body of troops at Niagara 
early next Spring. To effectuate this He finds himself 
obliged to call upon the provinces north of the River Dela- 
ware to raise provincial troops to join his Majesty's regular 
forces & carry the war into the Indians own Country upon 
the lakes ; whilst the Southern Provinces are performing the 
like service on the Ohio. The Number required of this 
Province is 700 men, to be doubly officer'd upon Account of 
I he Service they are designed for, to be clothed in an uniform 
Bhort Coat and other lighl cloathing; & to be ready to march 
to Albany by the first of March next: They are to be pro- 
vided with Alius & tents & furnished with provisions a1 the 
Kings expence: the time of their Service may be limited to 
the firsl day of Nov r next; but it is to be hoped that they 
will be dismissed much sooner. 



318 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

It is surely (to use the Generals own words) consistent 
with true policy humanity & brotherly Affection, that ev'ry 
Province should in times of Calamity contribute to the 
mutual assistance of each other: I may add, it is also agree- 
able to Ins Majesty's royal instructions to his Governors in 
America. And therefore the General may reasonably hope 
from you a favorable reception of this requisition, when he 
Considers the readiness this Government has shown on former 
occasions in forwarding & promoting the public service. 
Consider, Gentlemen: if this flame is not soon extinguished, 
who can tell how far it will extend ? We are at present at a 
Considerable distance from it : Yet if it is suffered to rage 
much longer, We may well expect that it will soon come to 
our own homes. But it is not self intrest alone that should 
dictate to us upon this occasion. The principles of Human- 
ity, the reciprocal tyes which connect fellow Christians & 
fellow subjects must afford strong incitements for us to assist 
in putting a Speedy end to this horrid war & inflicting 
exemplary punishment upon the abominable beginners of it. 

But Gentlemen, whilst I am recommending to you to 
Assist your neighbours, I must also desire you to take care 
of your selves. It seems to me to be absolutely necessary 
that some immediate measures should be taken for the Secu- 
rity of the Eastern Country. The Indians now living within 
that part of this Province are not numerous, but enough 
( even without their being joined by others ) to spread wide 
desolation thro' the dispersed & defenceless settlements of 
that Country. 

At present indeed they profess themselves to be friends to 
the English; and it is undoubtedly their intrest to be so. 
But will you risk so great a stake as the growing improve- 
in- 'iiU of that Country upon the words of Indians? Will 
you pu1 any Confidence in their faith or their discretion? It 
has been frequently observed that they always give the first 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 319 

blow, which with them is the best part of the Battle. This 
may be sufficiently accounted for from their total disregard 
of public faith joined with the jealousy, inhumanity & rapa- 
ciousness which mark their Character. But I have some- 
times thought that the Inattention & Remissness of some 
English Governments have contributed a good deal to Indian 
invasions ; they have been, as it were, invited to plunder by 
the defenceless state of a Country. Let not this be our Case 
but let Us be suspicious in our turns ; & show our selves 
prepared for them before they have formed their plan for 
attacking us. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives 

The Forces I want you to enable me to raise for the pro- 
tection of the Eastern Country should not be less than 200 
Men formed in 2 Companies with a Captain & 3 Lieutenants 
to each & a field Officer to Command in Chief. They should 
be made appear as like regulars as possible, as part of their 
business is to keep the Savages in Awe. They should be 
inlisted to serve during the Indian War ; that, if that should 
not be determined next summer, you may not be put to the 
expence & trouble of reinlistments. With this force I think 
that Country will be secured from real danger & the Appre- 
hensions of it ; Without it, I can not be Answerable for the 
Effects of one or the other. As for the present state of the 
Forts there, I shall lay it before you in separate papers by 
which you may be enabled to judge what is wanting to the 
piopei' support thereof. 
( rentlemen 

It is ever with much regret that I propose to you any 
measures that will be attended with extraordinary expence: 
A Consideration of what is due to your Honor & necessary 
to .your Welfare is always my motive for such a proposal. 
The presenl intended Armaments will not be very expensive 
in fitting out nor, I hope, will be of any continuance. A1 



320 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

least I will Assure you for myself, that such part thereof as 
shall depend upon me, shall not be kept up one day longer 
than the Safety of the Country shall require. 

Fra Bernard 
Council Chamber Dec 21 1763 



Resolve. 176fy. 

In the House of Rep ve8 Jan* 1764 

The House took under Consideration the Petitions of the 
Officers and Soldiers who have been in the service of the 
Province in the late Wars & pass'd the following Resolve Viz 

Resolved That Surveyors be appointed to survey the Coun- 
try for six Miles of Latitude above the North Line of the 
new Townships on the East Side of Mount Desart or Union 
River, noting the exact Courses of the principal Rivers and 
their Navigability, the Nature of the Lands and other Things 
remarkable, including the Western Side of Union River, and 
the Eastern Side of the River at the End of the sixth Town- 
ship. That an exact Account of the Expence of such Sur- 
vey be kept, to be defreyed by the Grantees of any Town- 
ships or Tracts of Land which shall be hereafter granted in 
such Proportions as shall be ordered by the General Court. 

That the same Surveyors shall also survey the Lands lying 
between the six Townships on the West Side of Union River, 
and the said River beginning at the North Point of the said 
Townships and running A due East by Compass to the said 
Union River & to the east Point of Number Six of the said 
Townships, the Expence to be born by the future Grantees 
as before. 

That the Grantees of all the aforementioned Townships be 
obliged to have the boundary Lines of their several Towns, 
and also the Courses of the principal Rivers therein carefully 



OF TELE STATE OF MAINE 321 

run and noted by able surveyors to be approved of by the 
Governor and Council and to be returned within a certain 
Time. 

That Surveyors be appointed to survey all the Islands 
belonging to the Province from Penobscot Bay to the End of 
the granted Townships ( excepting Mount Desert and its 
Dependencies) with their Distances and Bearing from each 
other and from the Continent : And that the Expence thereof 
be born by the publick Sale of one or more Islands that will 
be sufficient to pay the Charge thereof : And that the further 
Consideration of the said Petitions and y e claims of such offi- 
cers & soldiers as have served in y e late war who have not 
petitioned be referred until the above said survey be had, 
and the Plans of the abovementioned Lands be returned to 
this Court. 

Sent up for concurrence Tim Ruggles Spk r 

Resolved that publick Notice be given in the Boston News 
papers that B this Court have under their consideration a 
number of Petitions from Officers and Soldiers praying some 
reward in Lands for their services and sufferings in the late 
Wars And that the consideration thereof is referd to the 
Sessions of C this Court in May next to the end that those 
who have the like claims may then ( if they see cause ) pre- 
fer their Petitions. 

Sent up for concurrence Tim Ruggles Spk r 

In Council Jan y 31, 1764. Read and Concurred with the 
Amendments at B & C. 

Sent down for Concurrence. A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ve9 Feb y 1, 1764 
Read and Concur' d 
A dele due 

1> dele this insert the Ceii<T;il 
C dele of tins Court 

21 



322 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In Council Jan y 31, 1764 Read and Concurred with the 
Amendment at A 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ve8 Feb y 1 1764 

Read and Concurd Tim° Ruggles Spk r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Grant to Paul Thorndike § others 176 4 

By the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives, 
of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New Eng- 
land, in the Great and General Court assembled. 

Whereas their late Majesties King William and Queen 
Mary, by their Letters Patent, bearing date the Seventh Day 
of October, in the third Year of their Reign, did Give and 
Grant unto the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachu- 
setts-Bay ( among other Things ) all those Lands and Her- 
editaments, lying between the Territory of Nova Scotia, and 
the River Sagadahock, then and ever since known and dis- 
tinguished by the Name of the Territory of Sagadahock, 
together with all Islands lying within ten Leagues of the 
Main Land, within the said Bounds. To Have and to Hold 
the same unto the said Inhabitants and their Successors, to 
their own proper Use and Behoof for evermore. Provided 
always, That no Grant of Lands within the said Territory of 
Sagadahock made by the Governor and General Assembly of 
the said Province, should be of any Force or Effect, until 
their Majesties their Heirs and Successors, should signify 
their approbation of the same : 

The Governor, Council and House of Representatives of 
the said Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, in the Great and 
General Court assembled, have given and granted, and hereby 
do Give and Grant unto Paul Thorndike, Samuel Freeman, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 323 

David Alden, Samuel Cates, Andrew Siminton, Joseph Wil- 
son, John Thorndike, Joshua Woodbury, Nathaniel Jordan 
Jun r , Ezekiel Cushing Esq r , Jeremiah Cushing, Ezekiel Gush- 
ing Jun r Robert Thorndike Jun r , Stephen Hutchinson, John 
Bradbury, Stephen Hutchinson, Theophilus Herrick, Eben- 
ezer Thorndike, Nicholas Thorndike, Benjamin Thorndike, 
Anthony Dyer, George Dyer, William Dyer, Nathaniel Milli- 
ken, Joseph Milliken, Thomas Milliken, Jonathan Milliken, 
John Robinson Jun r , Joseph Wallis, Benjamin Robbins, John 
Mulberry Milliken, Edward Milliken Esq 1 , Edward Milliken 
Jun r , Nathaniel Ingersol, Benjam Milliken, William Meserve, 
Joseph Brown, William Morgan, Robert Haskell, Paul Thorn- 
dike, Ebenezer Ellingwood, Henry Herrick, Lemuel Smith, 
Edward Milliken Esq r , John Roundy, William Bartlet, Joseph 
Herrick, Isaac Woodbury, Ebenezer Thorndike, Ebenezer 
Thorndike, Nathaniel Harmon, Thomas Milliken, Joshua 
Herrick Jun r , Henry Herrick Jun r , Jer. Powel, Jer. Powel, 
Jer. Powel, Elisha Jones, Elisha Jones, Elisha Jones and 
their Heirs, all that Tract of Land lying in said Territory of 
Sagadahock, on the East Side of Mount-desart River now 
called Union River, beginning at a Spruce Tree marked 
about Eight Miles up said River on the East Side thereof, 
and marked A on the Plat exhibited, and thence extending 
due East by Compass, Six Miles, from thence South to the 
Sea about live miles then Westerly along the Sea Shore to 
the said River, and up said River to the Spruce aforesaid: 
To Have and to Hold the said Lands with their Appurte- 
nances, to them and their Heirs, to the only Use and Behoof 
of them and their Heirs forever, as Tenants in Common : 
Subject nevertheless to the Reservations, Provisoes and Con- 
ditions hereafter mentioned. 

And the said Governor, Council, and House of Represent 
atives assembled as aforesaid, have also given and granted, 
and hereby do Give and Grant unto David Bane, James 



324 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Gowen, Nathaniel Harman, Benjamin Prebble, Mathew Aus- 
tin, Jonathan Farnham, Thoma? Moody, James Sayward, 
John Norman, Joseph Shaw, Joseph Moody, James Horn, 
Jonathan Nowell, Alexander Mackentier J r , Sam 1 Addams, 
Joseph Baker Abra Chapman, Jos h Maine, Dan 1 Grant, John 
Bane, Benj a Donell, John Bradbury Jr, Joseph Horn, Abra- 
ham Lunt, Elisha Horn, Joshua Simpson, Mathias Whitney, 
Henry Sympson, Charles Bane, Jon a Bane Esq r , John Frost 
J r , Tim. Frost, Silas Nowell, Sam 1 Bane, Joseph Bragdon, 
David Bane, Josiah Simson, Sam 1 Paul, James Carlisle, Eben r 
Cook, Sam 1 Simpson J r , Webster Simpson, Dummer Sewall, 
Sam 1 Adams J r , Tobias Allen, Josiah Black, Jer h Bragdon J r , 
Josiah Black Jun r , Nath 1 Prebble, Peter Grant J r , Humphry 
Chadborn, Mathew Austin, Sam 1 Mane, Joshua Grant, Dan 1 
Grant, Job Lyman, Jon a Bane, Joshua Maclucas, and their 
Heirs, all that Tract of Land adjoining to the Tract of Land 
beforementioned, and beginning at the North East Corner of 
N° one, and running due East, along a Line which is to be 
continued as a General Boundary Line North of all these 
Towns Eight Miles, thence due South, untill it meets the 
North Side Line of N° Three, then due West along said Line 
to the Sea Shore and along the Same to the South East Cor- 
ner of N° One ; thence North by the same to the first Point. 
To Have and to Hold the said Lands, with their appurte- 
nances, to them and their Heirs, to the only Use and Behoof 
of them and their Heirs forever, as Tenants in Common, sub- 
ject nevertheless to the Reservations, Provisoes and Condi- 
tions hereafter mentioned. 

And the said Governor, Council, and House of Represent- 
atives assembled as aforesaid, have also Given and Granted, 
and hereby do Give and Grant unto Nathan Jones, Francis 
Shaw, & Robert Gould and their Associates and their Heirs, 
all that Tract of Land, adjoining to the Tract of Land before- 
mentioned, and beginning at a Point on the West side of a 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 325 

Creek marked K, ten Chains below the Falls, at N° 841 of 
the Survey, and running West seven Miles to another Bay of 
the Sea, and from thence along the Sea Shore Easterly to the 
first Point, To Have and to Hold the said Lands, with their 
appurtenances, to them and their Heirs, to the only Use and 
Behoof of them and their Heirs forever, as Tenants in Com- 
mon. [ Provided that one fourth Part of the said Township 
shall be Separated, and set apart unto the said Nathan Jones 
and his associates in Manner following. A Line shall be run 
from the Mouth of a Stream which falls from a large Pond, 
into the Bay next to N° Two, marked in the Plan D East by 
Compass unto the Bay in which Capt. Frost is settled ; That 
the said Line be equally divided, And at the Point of the 
Division, another Line be run North by Compass to the 
bounding Line of the Township, on the North Side, and 
South indefinitely ; which Line shall be determined to the 
Southward by a Point from which a Line being run West- 
ward, to the first mentioned Bay, may together with the said 
North and South Line as to the East, and the said Bounding 
Line of the Township to the North, and the Shore of the said 
Bay to the West, Inclose one equal and equitable Fourth 
Part of the Township, Regard being had to the Quality as 
well as the Quantity of the Land so Inclosed. And M r Jones 
and M r Frye the Surveyors heretofore employed in Surveying 
those Towns, shall run the said Lines, and determine the said 
South Boundary of the said Fourth Part as aforesaid : & shall 
make their Return upon both if the same shall be reqjiiir'd. 
And if they cannot agree concerning the settling and running 
the said South Line, they shall call in a third Person, by 
whose A rbitration the Thing shall be finally determined. And 
the said Nathan Jones and his Associates shall do and per- 
form one fourth Part of the Duties of the said Township ] 
Subject nevertheless to the Reservations, Provisoes and Con- 
ditions hereafter mentioned. And the said governor, Coun< il 



326 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

and House of Representatives assembled as aforesaid have 
also given and granted, and hereby do Give and Grant unto 
Edward Small, Jacob Sawyer Jun r , Benj a Thacher, Jonas 
Woodbury, Nath. Jordon J r , John Woodbury, Isaac Lovet, 
Jonathan Fickett, Sam 1 Woodbury, Joshua Woodbury, Joseph 
Strout, Sam 1 Fowler, Robert Mayo, Ephraim Dyer, Paul 
Thorndike, Andrew Siminton, James Siminton, Jon a Lovet J r , 
Henry Dyer Jun r , Henry Dyer, David Alden, Moses Young, 
Aaron Chamberlain, Robert Mitchel, Benj a Jordon, Wil. 
Plummer, Henry Johnson, William Webb, Sam 1 Cobb J r , 
John Jack, Tho 8 Armstrong, Thomas Ficket, Peter Wood- 
bury, Jed h Soul, Arch Stone, Jon a Dyer, Eben r Jordon, Oli- 
ver Bowley, Ephraim Dyer, Benj a Waite, Andrew Siminton 
J r , John Strout, Joseph Sterrat, Stephen Randall, Elisha Par- 
ker, Eben r Smith, Simon Armstrong, William Dyer, Henry 
MacKenny, Elisha Parker J r , Richard Williams, David Alden, 
Jerah Sprague, Dan. Merret, Jon a Lovet, Wil. Dyer J r , Jer h 
Sebins, Benj a Dyer, Noah Jordon, Elisha Berre J r and their 
Heirs all that Tract of Land adjoining to the Tract of Land 
aforementioned, and beginning at a Point on the East Side of 
the Creek marked K opposite to the Point that makes the 
North East Corner of N° Three at N° 845 of the Survey, 
and from thence along the Sea Shore Easterly to the West 
Side of the Mouth of a Creek marked X N° 1138 of the 
Survey, and from the first mentioned Point, and also from 
the last mentioned Point by Lines due north unto the Great 
East and West boundary Line, and along the same till the 
Lines meet To Have and to Hold the said Lands with their 
Appurtenances to them and their Heirs, to the only Use and 
Behoof of them and their Heirs forever as Tenants in Com- 
mon, subject nevertheless to Reservations, Provisoes and 
Conditions hereafter mentioned — 

And the said Governor, Council and House of Representa- 
tives, assembled as aforesaid have also given, and granted, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 327 

and hereby do Give and Grant unto Josiah Sawyer, John 
Small J r , John Small, Dan 1 Small, David Strouts, Nath 1 
Knowles, Peter Woodbury, John Emery, Moses Fowler, Wil 
Siminton, Andrew Siminton, John Siminton, Jon a Siminton, 
Eben r Cole, Elisha Small, Jon a Winkell, Joseph Wallis, Jesse 
Brown, W m Webb J r , Jon a Kendall, Anthony Dyer, Jesse 
Brown J r , Moses Plummer, David Brown, Noble Maxwell, 
Sam 1 Webb, Eben r Sawyer, Jon a Elvil, W m Strout, Aaron 
Plummer J r , W m Maxwell, Joshua Mayo, Benj a Ficket, Chris- 
topher Dyer, Elisha Brown, Ephraim Dyer, Dominicus Jor- 
don, Eben r Cox, Jos h Cobb J r , W m Ray, Edw d Small Jun r , 
Manwarren Beal, Manwarren Beal J r , Elisha Berry, David 
Strout, Samnel Freeman, Sam 1 Freeman, Sam 1 Freeman, Jere h 
Powell, Jer. Powell, Jer. Powell, Jer. Powell and their Heirs 
all that Tract of Land adjoining to the Tract of Land before 
mentioned and beginning at the North East Corner of N° 
Four, and running by the great East and West boundary 
Line unto the East End of the thirty third Mile from Union 
River, from thence South unto the Sea, and from thence 
along the Sea Shore Westerly to the East Side Line of N° 
four, and along that Line to the first Point. To Have and 
to Hold the said Lands with their Appurtenances to them 
and their Heirs, to the only Use and Behoof of them and 
their Heirs forever, as Tenants in Common, Subject neverthe- 
less, to the Reservations, Provisoes and Conditions hereafter 
mentioned. 

And the said Governor, Council and House of Represent- 
atives, assembled as aforesaid, have also given and granted 
and hereby do Give and Grant unto Nath 1 Parker, George 
Deake, Josiah Stanford J r , Daniel Merritt, .Joseph Weston, 
William Hix, Charles Woodbury, W 1 " Siminton J r , Walter 
Siminton J r , .John Duggen, Sam 1 Knowles, Theo" Siminton, 
John York J r , W 1 " M c Lellan, John Armstrong, Eben r Robin- 
-on. Benj a Wallis, John Robinson Jun r , Isaac Small, Moses 



328 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Plummer J r , Moses Plumraer, Micah Dyer, Dan 1 Merrett, 
Charles Peoples, Joseph Tebbut, Eben r Roberts Jun r , Jabez 
Sawyer, Jon a Sawyer, Sam 1 Cash, Reuben Dyer, John M c Creet, 
John Dyer, Benj a Small, Eleazer M c Kenny, William Buck- 
nam, W m Doliver, John Doliver, Nich r Blazedil, David Vick- 
ery, Samuel Doliver, Eben r Roberts, John Brown, Daniel Saw- 
yer, Alexander M c Lelland, Apollos Robinson, Joshua Robin- 
son, Sam 1 Sergent, Job Small, Eliza Starbord, Benj a Mussey, 
George Strout Jun r , Joshua S trout, W m Siminton, Benj a 
Milliken, Solomon Bragdon, Benj a Milliken, Nathan Jones, 
James Gowen, Jonas Cutler, Nathan Jones, and their Heirs, 
all that Tract of Land adjoining to the Tract of Land before- 
mentioned, and beginning at the North East Corner of N° 
Five, and running along the great East and West Boundary 
Line five Miles, and from thence South about Seven Miles, 
to the West Side of a River, near to which is a stooping 
Spruce marked W on the Plat, and down the said River, 
and along the Sea Coast Westerly to the East Line of N° 
Five, then North up that Line to the first Point. To Have 
and to Hold the said Lands, with their Appurtenances, to 
them and their Heirs to the only Use and Behoof of them 
and their Heirs forever, as Tenants in Common, Subject nev- 
ertheless to the Reservations, Provisoes and Conditions here- 
after mentioned. Reserving nevertheless, to be yielded and 
paid unto his Majesty his Heirs and Successors, by the sev- 
eral Grantees and their respective Heirs and Assigns, one fifth 
Part of all Gold and Silver Oar and precious Stones, which 
shall happen to be found and gotten on the said Tracts of 
Land, or any of them, or any Part thereof. Provided, that 
these Grants, or any of them, shall be of no Force or Effect, 
untill his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, shall signify his 
or their Approbation thereof. And it is hereby provided and 
declared that the foregoing Grants, and each of them are 
and is made upon these express Considerations and Condi- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 329 

tions, that the several Grantees of the said several Tracts of 
Land hereafter to be made so many several Townships, and 
each of them shall within six Years after they shall have 
obtained his Majesty's Approbation of such Grants ( unless 
prevented by War ) settle each Township with Sixty good 
Protestant Families, and build sixty Houses, none to be less 
than Eighteen Feet Square, or of Equal Area, and seven 
Feet Stud, and clear and cultivate five Acres of Land on 
each share ; fit for Tillage or Mowing : and that they build 
on each Township a suitable Meeting House for the public 
Worship of God, and settle a learned Protestant Minister, 
and make Provision for His comfortable and honourable Sup- 
port. And that in each Township there be reserved and 
appropriated four whole Shares in the Division of the same 
( accounting one sixty fourth Part a Share ) for the following 
Purposes, viz. one for the first settled or ordained Minister, 
his Heirs and Assigns forever, one for the Use of the Minis- 
try, one to and for the Use of Harvard College in Cambridge, 
and one for the Use of a School forever. And if any of the 
Grantees or Proprietors, of any of the said Townships 
respectively, shall neglect, within the Term of six Years as 
aforesaid, to do and perform the Conditions aforessid, as shall 
respectively belong to his Share or Right as aforesaid, such 
Share or Right shall be entirely forfeited, and shall enure to 
the Use of this Province, this Grant or any Thing therein 
contained to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Provided nevertheless, that if the aforenamed Grantees, 
their Heirs and Assigns, shall not obtain his Majesty's Con- 
firmation of these Grants before the Expiration of eighteen 
.Months, to be computed from the Day of the Date hereof, 
then the said Giants or such thereof as shall remain uncon- 
firmed, shall cease and determine, and be null and void, this 
present writing or anything therein contained to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 



330 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Given in the Great and General Court, and Sealed with 
the public Seal of the Province the 27 th of Jan y in the Fourth 
Year of the Reign of his Majesty George the Third by the 
Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King 
Defender of the Faith &c. and in the Year of our Lord One 
Thousand seven Hundred and Sixty four. 

In the House of Representatives January 27: 1764 — 

Resolved That the Grant of the Six Townships East of 
Penobscot be, and hereby is Confirmed to the several Grantees 
mentioned in the Draft hereunto annexed respectively, in 
manner as is therein mentioned in the Draft hereunto annexed 
respectively, in manner as is therein mentioned, and that his 
Excellency the Governor be desired to cause the Province 
Seal to be annexed to a fair Draft and sufficient duplicate 
thereof and to sign the same ; and that the Secretary be 
directed to sign the said Grant in the name of the Board, 
and the Speaker to sign it in the Name of the House. 

Sent up for Concurrence Tim Ruggles Spk r 

In Council Jan r 27, 1764 Read and Concurred — 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Line between Maine $• New Hampshire. 

The Committee Appointed by this Hon ble Court in their 
session 3 in January A. D. 1763 to Perambulate y e line 
between that part of the Province Called the Province of 
Main & the Province of New Hampshire with Such as Should 
be Appointed by that Government to Joyn us therein, and 
upon their refusall to proceed Ex parte. 

beg leave to Report that the s d Province of New Hampshire 
was seasonably advised of the Time we should proceed on 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 331 

the affaire, and upon Our Arrival at Portsmouth Gave Gov r 
Wintworth notice thereof and of our Commis" who Signified 
that he had Communicated Gov r Barnerds Letter to the 
Assembly but had Rec d No Answer, he directed the Sec ry 
to give us Copys of what had been don by the Surveyers 
appointed by Gov r Belcher A D 1741 w c are herewith Exhib- 
ited, and finding matters in this Scituation and no junction 
of their Province with ours Relative to the Above perambu- 
lation, we then inform' d the Sec ry of New Hampshire of Our 
intention to proceed Ex parte and of the Time thereof, but 
finding by the return of the afores d Surveyer that he had left 
the first pond Supposed to be the head of Newichwewoneck 
or Salmon fall River, and pass'd through a Second and Con- 
tinued upon a branch of the River about Thirteen miles from 
the first Pond before he began his line and being inform'd 
that the river which he Should have Observed (if the first 
pond was left ) run as much to the west d as the Branch 
above mentioned did to the East' 1 we Judg'd it necessary to 
take a Survey of s d River & branch North' 1 of the s' 1 first 
pond with their Distance &c a plan of vv c is herewith Pre- 
sented under Oath, and we beg leave to Observe that from 
the view we had On the Spot the Quantity of water flowing 
from the s d River Contains Two parts in three more than 
what runs from the s' 1 Branch & having taken all possable 
pains to Collect Evidence 8 from the most Knowing and 
Ancient people in those parts with respect to the Head of 
ihwewoneck or Salmon fall River, & rinding the] did 
Appehend from what Could be Collected from the 
[ndiens or from their Own knowledge that the River Afors' 1 
extended further then the Two first ponds noted On the 
plan We beg Leave further to Offer it as Our Opinion thai 
tin; placi- from whence the Surveyer took his departure as 
the Head of the s d Newichwannock or Salmon fall river 
when this line was run by Order of Gov 1 Belcher in the year 



332 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

A. D. 1741 is not and as we think Cannot be understood to 
be the place intended by Order of his late Majesty in Coun- 
cil for settling that line; but as the present Controversy 
between the Two Governments must depend upon -the place 
where in Right the line should begin or the Head of the 
River afores d we must beg leave to refer that Determination 
to this Hon ble Court 

All w ch is Humbly Submitted 

Benj a Lincoln 

Samuel Livermore 

Joseph Frye 

In the House of Rep ves Jan* 28, 1764. 

Read and Ordered that Maf Livermore Cap 1 Chadburne 

and Gen 1 Winslow with such as the Hon ble Board shall Joyn 

be a Comm ee to take this report under consideration and 

make report thereon 

Sent up for concurrence 

Tim Ruggles Spk r 

In Council Jan y 28 th 1764 — Read & Concur* & Thomas 
Flucker, & James Otis Esq 18 are joined in y e affair — 

Jn° Cotton D. Secry 

Topsham. Act of incorporation. 1764- 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii Quarto — 

An Act for erecting a Town in the County of Lincoln by 
the Name of 

Whereas the Inhabitants Settled on a Tract of land Scitu- 
ate on the Easterly Side of Androscoggin river, lying con- 
venient for a Town hitherto called & known by the name of 
Topsham within the County of Lincoln have humbly peti- 
tioned this Court that for the reasons therein mentioned they 
may be incorporated into a Town & vested with the powers 
and Authorities belonging to other Towns 

Therefore for the Encouragement of said Settlement 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 333 

Be it enacted by his Excellency the Govemour Council & 
house of Representatives in general Court Assembled — that 
the Said Tract of Land described as follows viz — to begin 
upon the Southerly line of the Town of Bowdoinham where 
Said line Strikes the water & from thence to run a West 
north west course upon said Bowdoinham line as far as it goes 
& from thence on the Same Straight course to little river so 
called which is about eight miles from the Water Aforesaid 
& from thence Southward down said little river to Andro- 
scoggin river to Merry meeting Bay & from thence to the 
line of Bowdoinham aforesaid including Several Small Islands 
or Islets lying in said Androscoggin river between the said 
Little river & the falls at Brunswick fort, be & hereby is 
erected into a Town to be called 

and the Inhabitants thereof Shall have & enjoy all Such 
Immunities & priviledges as other Towns in this province 
have and do by law enjoy. 

And be it further enacted, that Aaron Hinckley Esq r be & 
hereby is Impowered to Issue his Warrant to some principal 
Inhabitants of the said Town of 

requiring him in his Majesty's Name to warn & notify the 
said Inhabitants qualified to vote in Town Affairs to meet 
together at such Time & place in said Town as Shall be 
Appointed in said warrant to choose such Officers as the law 
directs & may be Necessary to Manage the Affairs of Said 
Town & the Inhabitants being So met Shall be & hereby are 
Impowered to choose such Officers Accordingly. 

In the House of Rep™ Jan* 28 1764 

Read three several times and passed to be engross'd 

Tim Ruggles Spk r 

In Council Jan y 28 1764 Read a first & second time 
and passed to be engrossed. 

A Oliver Sec r 



334 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Petition of inhabitants of Townsenrl. 176 If. 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq 1 Cap 1 General and 
Commander in Chief in and Over his Majesties Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England together with his 
Majesties Council &c — 

The Petition of us the Inhabitants of Townsend so called 
Humbly Sheweth — 

That Whereas we have for a Number of Years Lived in 
this Place till we have Increased to about the Number of 
Seaventy five Ratable Poles and as we have a Desire of Set- 
tling the Gospel among us Labour under a Great deal of 
Difficultie on account of Not Being Incorporated into town 
Order we would Humbly Beg Your Honnours would be 
pleasd to take our Case into Consideration and for that End 
set Off as a town the Land Lying on the East Sid of Sheep- 
scut River Extending as farr to the Northerd as a Place 
Called the Cross River and from thence about E. S. E across 
the Neck to Dammarascotty River to the Northly Part of the 
Land in Possession of Samuel Kelly and so Running South- 
erly down Damarascotty River to the Sea with all the Lands 
Adjacent Your Compliance in this will Greatly Oblig Your 
Very Serv ts and we as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray 

Given at Townsend this 31 8t Day of January 1764 
Nal el Tebbets Thomas Kenney Joseph Crosby 
Joseph hosden Ichabod pinkham James Cromwell 
Sam 11 Adams Joseph Farnam Abner foord 

John Young Cornelius Cook Will m Fullerton 

Ephraim mc farland Joseph Beath James fullerton 

William M Robert Samuel M c Cobb 

Samuel B John Beath Will™ 6 Kenedy 

mark 

Andrew Reed Israel Davis Paul Reed 

James Montgomrey Robert Montgumery Joseph Reed 
Samuel Kenney 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 335 

At the Council Chamber Whitehall the 4 th °f February 1764 

By the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of 
Council for Plantation Affairs — 

His Majesty having been pleased by His Order in Council of 
the 21 st of December last to refer unto this Committee the 
humble Petition of James Duncan, Benjamin Harrod, John 
Wier, Edmund Morse, Peter Parker and David Marsh on 
behalf of themselves and several others, humbly praying, for 
the reasons therein contained, that His Majesty will be 
graciously pleased to ratify and confirm a Grant made by the 
Governor Council and House of Representatives of the Prov- 
ince of the Massachusets Bay, to the Petitioners and others, 
of six several Tracts of Land or Townships within the Terri- 
tory of Sagadehock, particularly mentioned and described in 
the said Grant. The Lords of the Committee this day took 
the said Petition and Grant into their Consideration, and are 
hereby pleased to refer the same (Copies whereof are here- 
unto annexed ) to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and 
Plantations, to consider thereof and Report their Opinion 
thereupon to this Committee. — 

Phil : Sharpe. 



To the King's most Excellent Majesty in Council 

The bumble Petition of James Duncan, Benjamin Harrod, 
John Wier, Edmund Morse, Peter Parker and David Marsh 
on behalf of themselves, and the several other Grantees 
I in the Granl hereunto annexl 

SlieWelh 

Thai their Late Majesties King William and Queen Mary 
by their Letters Patent bearing elate the seventh Day of 
October in the third 5Tear of their Reign did give and grant 
unto the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusets 



336 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Bay (among other things) All those Lands and Heredita- 
ments lying between the Territory of Nova Scotia and the 
River Sagadehock then and ever since known and distin- 
guished by the name of the Territory of Sagadehock together 
with all Islands lying within ten Leagues of the Main Land 
within the said bounds To have and to hold the same unto the 
said Inhabitants and their Successors to their own proper use 
and behoof for ever More Provided always that no grant of 
Lands within the said Territory of Sagadehock made by the 
Governor and General Assembly of the said Province should 
be of any force or effect untill their Majestys their Heirs and 
Successors shou'd signify their Approbation of the same. 

That the Governor, Council and House of Representatives 
of the Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England in 
the Great and General Court Assembly by an instrument in 
writing Date the Twenty fourth Day of February last here- 
unto annext sealed with the public Seal of the Province at 
Boston Dive give and grant unto your Petitioners and the 
several other persons in the said Instrument named and their 
Heirs six several Tracts of Land or Townships in the said 
Instrument particularly mentioned and described — To hold 
to and to the use of your Petitioners and the said several 
other Grantees and their Heirs as Tennants in Common Sub- 
ject to the Reservations Provisoes and Conditions in the said 
Instrument mentioned. 

That your Petitioners humbly apprehend that the said 
grant if confirmed by Your Majesty will be of general pub- 
lick Utility and tend to the Benefit and Security of your 
Majestys American Doniinions. 

Your Petitioners therefore most humbly pray your Majesty 
to ratify and confirm the said grant so made to your Petition- 
ers in manner and form aforesaid 

And your Petitioners shall every pray &c. 

Tho s Life Soll r for the Pet rs 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 337 

Y e Request 

Woolwich March y* 20 th 176-1 

To the Select men of Woolwich — 

The Request of us the Subscribers is that you put into a 
warrant that y e People Assemble at y e meeting house on 
monday the Ninth of April at three a clock in y e after Noon 
to Consider whether it Shall be thought best to Chuse a man, 
to go to the General Court in ordor to maintaine our English 
Preveleges and Liberties. 

A true Coppey of y e Request Lawfulley Requested as 
appeares on Reccord 

D r Joshua Farnham < 

* ) Clerk 



Letter, to English hunters 

Fort Pownall March 24 1764 
Gentlemen 

The Indians complain heavily of the injury you do them, 
in hunting upon a Stream which they had taken up, there is 
a Law against English hunting at all, but it is hardly yet in 
force still I cant but hope that you are so friendly to the 
Commonwealth that you won't give the Indians any just 
cause of complaint, the little advantage you may make will 
will be a poor compensation to you if by this means you 
should be the Authors of disturbing the Peace and quiet of 
your Country. Therefore I earnestly intreat you to quit the 
Stream you are upon, and which it plainly appears the 
[ndians have the besl riu r lit to, but if you will not and any 
mischief cii.-m-s, I cannot see how you can acquit yourselves. 
[f you arc apprehended after the Act takes place, you arc 

22 



338 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

liable to a fine and forfeit your Fur, and I shall certainly use 
my endeavours to have the Act duly executed. 

I am yours &c 
To the English hunters on Quontabagook pond 

Their Answer received upon a piece of Birch Bark mark'd 
with a Pin — 



Letter, Han s Robinson to Capt. Goldthwait. 

Cap* Goldthwait 

S r 

This comes to let you know that I have seen the Indians 
you sent your Letter with, and they have given it to us, and 
we have not set any Traps where they have any, and we 
would be very glad, you would tell the Indians that we 
would hunt upon the Pond, that we were upon it first, and 
there was no Signs of any Indians upon it when we came 
here, if there were any Traps upon it we wou'd not have sat 
any here, and as we were here first we think it is our Right 
to hunt here, but if they are not Satisfied we will go home 

So I remain your hum ble Servant 

Han s Robinson 



Whereas a Request hath ben made to us the subscribers 
select men of Georgetown by sixten of the Inhabitants fre- 
holders in said town desiring us to call a meting as sone as 
may be of the said Inhabitants of said town to act upon the 
artacels therein and hereafter mentioned — 
these are therefore in his majestys name Required you or 
any of you forthwith to warn the Inhabitants in Georgetown 
aforesaid qualified to vote in town meetings to assembel 
themselves at the metin hous or arrowseek Hand in said 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 339 

town on munclay the twenty first day of May next at two of 
the clock in the af ternone — 

first To chuse a moderrator of said meting — 

2 ly To Know their minds relating to a petition which sil- 
vanus garderner Esq r have put into the general court in 
behalf of those that call themselves the Kenebeck proprieters 
for the removing the land cases in this county to some dis- 
tant count}' in this province for trial and whether the}' will 
petition to the general court to continue our priviliges to us 
other counties in this province — 

3 ly To chuse som fitt person to prer said petition. 

hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 

doings therein unto ourselves at or before the said twenty 

first day of may next. Dated at georgetown in said county 

the 30 day of April 1764 and the fourth year of his majestys 

reign. 

Thomas Moulton 

Solomon Page 

Lincoln georgetown May 21-1764 
persuaut to the within warrant to me directed I have warned 
the Inhabitants of the within town to appear at the time and 
plase within mentioned by putting up a copy of the within 
warrant at three publick plases in said town fourten days 
be tore the day and date above mentioned 
by me Henry Totman Constable 
the above warrant and ieturn are trew copies 

as attest Samuell Denny Town Cl k 

Lincoln ss at a town meting warned and held at the 
meting hous on arrowsick Hand in georgetown this twenty 
first day of May A. D. 1764 

first Voted thai Samuell Deiuxj be Moderrator. 

2 1 Voted that tin- town is willing and desirous that a 

petition be preferred to the general court to pray his Excel- 
lency ami honours not to grant the petition prefared by the 



340 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

plimoutli company for the removal of the trials of all land 
actions Reletive to their patant to som distant county for 
trial said vote parsed by 22 to 2 in the negitive — 

3 ly Voted that the petition now presented and red to us 
and signed by the select men of woolwidge be the petition 
that we would have prefered to the general court as this 
towns petition and that the select men of this town or the 
major part of them sign the same in behalf of said Town. 

4 ly Voted that Cap* Samuell Harndan be the person 
desired and impowered to prefare the said petition and by all 
proper ways to Indavour to gitt it granted. 

Samuell Denny Moderator 

the above are trew copies as attest 

Samuell Denny town cl'k. 



Letter, Tho s Goldthwait to Mr. Robinson Sf others 

Fort Pownall March 28 : 1764 
Gentlemen, 

I received your Note by Arexes, and am sorry to tell you, 
that there is an absolute occasion for you to leave the Pond, 
which you are upon, and which the Indians say and demon- 
strate they have the best right to, I wish you cou'd accomo- 
date yourselves otherwise for the little Time which you have 
a Right to hunt, but if you are determined to continue where 
you are I fear what will be the Consequence. — It is as much 
as I can do now to pacify the Indians, and I hope you'll con- 
sider what injury may be done the Province by your not 
complying with my request, I am Gentlemen 

Your very good Friend &c 

Tho: Goldthwait 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 341 

Message. June 5, 1764- 

Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the House of 
Representatives 

I promised you at the opening of the Session that I would 
give you my Sentiments upon the present State of the East- 
ern Country in regard to taking proper Measures for defend- 
ing the Settlers against the Indians, or rather for preventing 
the Indians attacking the Settlers. I am convinced that peo- 
ple who are not acquainted with that Country have formed 
very wrong Ideas of the Indians living in it, imagining that 
it is not worth while for this Government to give itself any 
trouble about them : But it is not so : For the Indians are 
not so powerful as to be able to maintain a War with this 
Province assisted, as it would now be with the force of Can- 
ada ; they are still capable, whenever their Passions get the 
better of their Reason ( no uncommon Case with them ) to 
depopulate a fine growing Country for 100 miles length of 
Coast. 

You may remember that some time ago I represented to 
the general Court the expediency of this Governments hold- 
ing a general Treaty with the Indians in the Eastern Coun- 
try, as well to establish a formal peace with them & obliterate 
the ill impressions which the late hostilities had occasioned, 
as, by giving them an opportunity to explain their complaints 
& suspicions, to prevent any future misunderstanding. I 
recommended this Measure not without good advice from 
others as well as due deliberation with myself : but the pro- 
posal was declined ; and the given Reason was that the 
Indians had not sollicited this interview in a manner suitable 
to the dignity of the Government. I call this the given Rea- 
son ; for I cannot think that the Safety of the people settled 
in that Country any ways depended upon having or not having 
such an interview ; that it would have been prevented upon 
account of Ceremonials only. I believe that the true reason 



342 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

was that the Indians were thought to be too contemptible & 
insignificant to deserve so public a notice from this Govern- 
ment. Had I been of the same opinion, probably the Error 
of it would before now have been evidenced by woful 
experience. 

The Indians settled within the territory of Sagadehock are 
of 3 tribes : 1 The Norridgewocks living at Norridgewak ; 
these have been encreasing ever since the peace & have prob- 
ably now more than 80 Warriors. 2 The Penobscots living 
at Passadonteag ; these have at least 60 Warriors. 3 The 
Passimaquodies living at Passimaquody ; these are supposed 
to have at least 30 Warriors. The two former tribes belong 
to the General Nations of Arasigunticokes, of which ( among 
others ) there are two tribes settled at Wewenock upon the 
river Puante, & the other upon the river S l Francis both of 
which keep a constant communication with our Norridge- 
woaks & Penobscots. The Passimaquody tribe belongs to 
the Nation of S* Johns Indians a large people consisting of 
many hundreds ( the Indians say some thousands ) of War- 
riors. This will give you an Idea of the Power of the Indians 
in that Country, tho' they should confine themselves to their 
own Nations only without seeking foreign alliances. 

I have therefore taken all the pains in my power to keep 
the Indians in good humour, as well as by redressing & pre- 
venting injuries, as by soothing their fears & removing their 
jealousies. Last Summer I received 3 of the Penobscot 
chiefs at Boston at their own desire, held a public conference 
with them, heard their grieviances & have since, according to 
their own confession, redresst them in the fullest manner. 
In the fall I had another conference with two other Penob- 
scot chiefs at Fort Pownall ; in which I endeavured to satisfy 
them in evry thing that was in my power to grant or to 
promise. Last year I received a letter from the Norridge- 
woaks complaining that some of their people had been robbed 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 343 

of goods to a very large value by some English Hunters. I 
pursued the offenders & with the assistance of the Attorney 
general obliged them to restore the goods or otherwise make 
full satisfaction : for this the Indians have since returned me 
thanks. The Passimaquody Indians wrote to me last Sum- 
mer complaining among other things of the English hunting 
and Settling : I gave them the most favorable Answer I could 
without giving up our Right to settle that Country, as We 
should see occasion. I could mention several other things 
that have been done to conciliate the affections of the Indians 
to the People of this Government: and yet I find there still 
remains much more to be done. These partial Negotiations 
have had partial effects : there still subsists Uneasiness 
among the Indians in general which shows itself in frequent 
instances. 

At the beginning of the Spring the Indians about Penob- 
scot behaved so insolently, that some of the principal settlers 
in the New Towns were going to quit the Country, not think- 
ing it safe to remain there any longer. It was afterwards 
discover'd by Cap 1 Goldthwait that a formal Motion had been 
made in the general Council of the Penobscots to rise against 
the English, first by surprising the Fort & massacring the 
Garrison & then laying wast the whole Country. It is true 
this proposal was readily & allmost generally rejected by the 
means of those Chiefs which came to Boston last Summer : 
but yet we see it made an impression upon the minds of the 
Indians as to render them surly & insolent to such a degree 
as spread a terror among the English Settlers. Some of the 
Norridgewoak- told Col Lithgow that this Spring they would 
stop up the river ( Kennebec) & block up the Fort ( Halifax ). 
It is probable that the Indian was drunk when he spoke this 
at the Fort itself; but undoubtedly he took his Notion from 
sober Conversation among his own people. Tlie Passima- 
quody Indians have also declared that they will not suffer 



344 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

any English to go up their Rivers : at present they have 
nothing to complain of but illegal settlers but it may not be 
long before this may become a matter of serious Dispute. 

It seems to me that all the uneasiness of the Indians arises 
from two things, the settling of the English & their hunting ; 
which indeed are but one cause, as they fear the one only 
because it is productive of the other. And indeed they have 
great reason to be alarmed at the extension of English hunt- 
ing; their very existance depends upon its not being per- 
mitted ; and it is with great justice they complain how hard 
it is that the English who have many ways of living will 
interfere with the Indians in the only business by which they 
subsist. For this purpose at last Session an Act was passed 
to prevent English hunting : but it was enacted only for one 
Year and the Activity of it was postponed to such a distant 
day, that the very Mischiefs it was intended to prevent had 
like to have been produced by that defect only. This Spring 
before the Act took place, a Quarrell happened between some 
English and Indian hunters at a pond near Fort Pownall. 
Happily Capt Goldthwait got timely notice of it : the Act 
had not gained its activity ; and therefore he could use no 
other Authority than persuasion, which luckily had the effect : 
If Blood had been drawn in this quarrel, it would probably 
have turned the Scale in favour of an Indian insurrection : 
so nicely are the politicks of those people at this time 
ballanced. 

It is therefore high time that these Matters were finally 
adjusted : & I make no doubt but that the jealousy of the 
Indians may be removed by very easy and plain means. If 
They were to be called together and had liberty to unbosom 
their minds ; if they were patiently heard & their grievances 
readily redressed ; if they were assur'd that English hunting 
would be effectually prevented ; if they were told that the 
Settlements in those parts being chiefly intended for fishery 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 345 

& not for husbandry — were not likely in ages to come to 
extend up into the Country So as to incommode them ; if 
they were treated in such a manner as would show that We 
did not neglect or despise them ; & if at the same time they 
were given to understand that we should insist upon our 
right to settle the Country in such parts as were convenient 
for us ; I make no doubt but that a firm & lasting accommo- 
dation with the Indians might be established & that Country 
be intirely freed from the apprehension of danger from Indian 
irruptions. If for this purpose a General Conference should 
be had, It would be most proper to hold it at Fort Pownall : 
nevertheless I should make a point of confining them to send 
Deputies only & not suffer them to bring in their whole 
tribes. The Norridgewoak Indians have lately sent to desire 
leave for their Deputies to come to Boston : but I have 
deferred giving an Answer, 'till it shall be considered whether 
it would not be best for them to meet together with the Dep- 
uties of the Penobscot & Passimaquody Indians at one time 
at Fort Pownall ; that the Policy of that Country in regard 
to Indians may at once be finally & uniformly Settled. 

Fra Bernard 
Concord June 5 1764 



Message. June 6, 1764- 

Gentlemen of the Council and Gentlemen of the House of 
Representatives 
At the last Session The General Court made an order that 
the Grantees of the six Townships east of Mountdesart-river 
should cause the inland lines of the said Townships & also 
the principal rivers running thro' the same to be accurately 
surveyed at their own expence : and also that the Lands 
above the said Townships for miles of latitude should be 



346 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

surveyed from Mountdesert river to the river on the East 
side of the said Townships, at the expence of the Province. 
As these several Works must necessarily interfere with one 
another, It was proper they should be both done by the same 
surveyor. I therefore engaged M r Fiwe a Surveyor employed 
by the Grantees in the former survey to do the business of 
the Province ; & directed him to keep an exact account of 
the time employed in running the several lines that by dis- 
tinguishing which of them belong to the Grantees & which 
to the Province the Accounts might be separated and adjusted. 
But M r Frye has lately informed me, that having applied to 
the same Gentlemen, who before employed him in the former 
survey to give him orders for this, they declined employing 
him, saying that the other Grantees would not raise money 
for this or any other expences belonging to those Townships ; 
and that they could not get in the money they had expended 
in the former Survey. So this Business stands Still & is like 
to stand still untill the General Court takes further order 
upon it. And what is hard M r Frye has depended upon this 
employment, & has put himself out of all other business. I 
recommend this to your consideration : M r Frye attends for 
this purpose. 

Fra. Bernard 
Concord June 6, 1764 



Message. June 6, 176fy. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 

Being impower'd by the general Court in their last Session 
to appoint two parties to explore the inner parts of the East- 
ern Country, I got them fitted out with all possible expedi- 
tion ; and one of them is, I hope, now on their Way from 
Fort Pownall to Quebec ; and the other is employed in Sur- 
veying the Bay and River S 1 Croix, and exploring the passage 



« »F THE STATE OF MAINE 347 

between the head of that River to the River Penobscot a 
great way above Fort Pownall. They will be obliged to dis- 
continue their operations during the heat of the Summer, and 
will resume their employment, early in the fall. I shall take 
the best care to save all unnecessary expence : but I observe, 
that the establishment for this Service is extended only to 
the first of October. The Month of October is the most 
proper time in the whole year for traversing Woods ; and the 
Expeditions of that kind cannot well be resumed before the 
beginning of September : It will be therefore necessary to 
include the chief part if not the whole of October in this 
Work. Also it may be necessary to the Service to survey 
some Rivers and Waters, especially those lying between Fort 
Pownall and Fort Halifax by Actual measures ; but the only 
time for measuring Waters exactly is when they are froze 
over : It would therefore be of great utility to continue one 
of these Companies thro the Winter, for the making mensur- 
ations upon the ice in those parts more immediately under 
our care. I therefore recommend these matters to your 
consideration. 

Fra Bernard 
Concord June 6 1764 

The Committee are of opinion that it is not expedient to 
enhirge s d Establish 1 at present 

J Otis p r order 



" Answer of Nath 1 Domiel, 6 June 1764- 

To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Governour & 
Commander in Chief of the Province of the Mass 8 B;iy The 
Hon' 1 '" his Majesty Council! & the Hon 1 House of Represen- 
tatives 

The Memorial oi Nathaniel Donnell Es<| r in answei to the 



348 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Petition of the Proprietors of the Kennebeck purchase from 
the late Colony of Plymouth — 

The Respondent conceives very little need be said with 
respect to the two first Pages of the Petition, as it appear a 
preamble but little connected with the Prayer, and whether 
true or false cannot avail them. Only in general, that 
Swearing allegiance, or taking an Oath of fidelity is no 
uncommon thing in any Government, and if the respondent 
is not much Mistaken there is a Law of this Province now 
in Force that requires it. They Suggest they gave a large 
sum for the purchase, more than the Province of the Mass* 
Bay gave for the late Province of Main all things considered 
did the Mass a when they purchased the Province of Main 
Expect any advantage from the Towns laid out more than 
the right of Jurisdiction? Was there any Trade with the 
Indians in the Province of Main, that would Rent for £40 
Ster g p r Annum ? The Respondent could did he apprehend 
it necessary; give your Excellency and Honours a long, 
detail of Ancient Entry and Possession of his Lands at 
George Town, and the hardships his Grantees and Tenants 
have suffered by the Indian Enemy. That as to giving 
away Town Ship after Township as the said Petitioners sug- 
gest he would observe that in case these Townships are 
below Cobersecontee as he has been informed, he imagines 
they have no occasion to Boast of their Generosity. The 
Petitioners say they left their Settlements in 1675, when a 
resettlement appeared remote, but as soon as a resettlement 
could be made with success & safety to the Lives &c. they 
began again ; But Whether they began after the Inhabitants 
at the Expence of their Lives and Substance for 70 years, & 
more had kept and defended them, and made them Valuable 
by selling near to them? — or Whether they began sooner; 
from their Petition does not appear. The respondent is 
quite at a loss to find the Town them Gentlemen Setled that 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 349 

paid one hundred and Forty Pounds to the Province in 
1762. If they Intend Pownalborough the Respondent 
would Query whether that Town was all, setled by the Ply- 
mouth Company, or rather whether it was not done by 
other Persons long before, they pretended to give the pres- 
ent enormous stretch to the Lymits of their Pattent? And 
did not the Province Garrison their Fortifications, and 
Expend large Sums for them. — That instead of his wanting 
to avail himself of these Gentlemens " great Expences " the 
very reverse true from their own shewing for they say 
" to put a Stop to these outrages against all peace & order " 
The Respondent commenced an Action against one John 
Lemont for cutting Timber &c which the Plymouth Com- 
.pany Justify (and they might have added, ordered him) 
said Lemond in doing. The Petitioners say they were at 
great Expence to attend a Court with a Lawyer & Wit- 
nesses, the Respondent was likewise, and that since that 
Time they have brought many other Actions to the said 
Court which being under the same circumstances with this, 
are likely to meet with the same Fate viz. a Continuance for 
want of a Court, and if by any means, a court could be 
found they must be continued for want of a Jury, and, 
therefore thej r are in dismal circumstances, without Law, 
haying their Property Exposed without remedy to every 
Invader, which leads the Respondent to enquire, how a 
Count)' came to be made where there were not People, in it, 
sufficient to put the Laws in Execution. He would observe 
from the Printed Votes of the IIon ble House, That a Bill 
was read the 17 th Day of June 1700 for dividing the County 
of York into three Countys, & upon the Questions being put, 
Whether it should l>e read a Second Time? it passed in the 
Negative, Whereupon a Committee was appointed to bring- 
in ;i I Jill for dividing the County of York into Two 
Countys; That but Two Days after in the forenoon (about 



350 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

one or Two Days before the rising of the Court that session ) 
the same Bill for dividing the County of York into three 
Countys passed to be engrossed, and in the afternoon of the 
same Day the said Bill passed the House to be Enacted, 
from Whence, & from some other Circumstances, the 
respondent has reason to Collect, that from the pressing 
instance and request of them Gentlemen, the said County of 
Lincoln was first made ; at which Time the difficultys the 
People Inhabiting the now County of Lincoln, underwent in 
being so remote from Courts of Justice, was by them Gentle- 
men magnified, increased and exaggerated, The hardship it 
was so numerous a People, should not have the Priveledge 
of a County by themselves for which they, the Inhabitants, 
were fully Ripe, was their declaration and now it seems the 
Plymouth company are deprived of Law by unhappily hav- 
ing their Property placed in a County where their is neither 
Court nor Jury, and now the Inhabitants of the County of 
Lincoln are Invading their Property against all Peace & 
Order, and since this is their unhappy case to have all the 
County in a Manner some how or other Interested in their 
causes ( as they would claim all the Incorporated Places in A 
manner in the County ) and Whereas they say us Probable 
the Inhabitants of the Countys of Cumberland and York 
" are some way or other concerned in the Event " of their 
causes, as the Inhabitants of York and Cumberland were till 
lately in the same county with those of Lincoln. Therefore 
they pray their causes may be removed to some remote 
county, Where the Nature of the dispute and the Witnesses 
Testifying cannot be known. The Respondent humbly con- 
cieves Your Excellency & Honours will not belive all the 
Inhabitants of the late Province of Main to be interested 
merely because these Gentlemen Conjecture that to be the 
case, nor Will your Excellency & Honours Imagine all the 
Inhabitants of the Province of Main unfit for Jurymen, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 351 

because they once lived in one County together, Thay are 
not all related, there are few very few in Cumberland or 
York that lay Claim to Lands in the County of Lincoln, how 
they can all be Interested, the Respondent cannot concieve. 
The Respondent would not Willingly Imagine Those Gentl" 
would harrass Men Hundreds of Miles, till causes must be 
lost for Want of Ability to defend them ; and on the 
Whole — it appears to him that the prayer of the Petition 
being big with fatal and destructive consequences would 
necessarily Your Excellency and Honours to dismiss it if 
nothing was said by way of answer, and without being 
further Tedious for the following reasons among many others 
that might be offered — 

1. Because he apprehends some matters suggested & 
asserted therein are False in Fact. 

2 ly Because their own restless unwearied importunity has 
brought the Supposed Calamity, on themselves, by Misrepre- 
senting the State of the Inhabitants of the County of Lin- 
coln, at the Time it was constituted. 

3 Iy Because Improbable, Probabilitys can have no Weight. 

4 ly Because the Remedy proposed is more than adequate 
( & indeed much Worse ) than the disease, For if the causes 
mentioned are removed to Cumberland, or York the 
Respondent avers an Impartial Jury may be found. 

5 ly Because great Numbers of Persons in Suffolk, Middle- 
sex, Essex & Worster, are some way or other Concerned in 
the Event of these Causes. The said Proprietors being Rich 
Numerous & having large connections. 

f5 ly Because it will be subversive of the end and design 
of Tryals, and is unconstitutional, and will Introduce a 
precedenl which if followed, will have a direct Tendency to 
Enable the longest Purse and qoI the Justest Cause to pre- 
vail. Wherefore the said Nathanael prays the said Petition 
may be dismissed, and that the causes he is concerned in 



352 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

may be removed to the Inferiour Court at Cumberland, or 
York Where they would have been tryed in case no such 
County as Lincoln had been made, agreable to a Petition he 
some Time since preferred to your Excellency & Honours, 
or that said Causes may be bro't forward by Demurrer to the 
Superiour Court at Falmouth Where by Law they must 
finally be determined in case either Party appeals. 

Nath 1 Donnell 



Petition of Proprietors of Kennebeck purchase from late 
Colony of New Plymouth. 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esquire Captain Gen- 
eral and Commander in Chief, the Honourable the Council 
and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled- 

The Petition of the Subscribers, Proprietors of the Kenne- 
beck purchase from the late Colony of New Plymouth, 
Humbly Sheweth, 

That in the Year 1620, a Number of People came from 
Plymouth in England, and settled at a place they called 
New Plymouth, and after residing there for nine Years the 
Council of Plymouth in England gave them a Patent for 
that Tract of Land where they then lived ( being the Colony 
of New Plymouth, and as a further Reward for their Hard- 
ships and Sufferings, and in Consideration of their making 
the above Settlement, They the said Council of Plymouth, 
by the same Patent gave them a Tract of Land at Kennebeck 
to accommodate them for Trade and Fishing. 

The Plymouth People soon after receiving their patent 
began a Settlement at Kennebeck which became so numerous 
as that in the year 1654, they Erected a Government there, 
Subordinate to, and dependant upon the said Colony of New 
Plymouth, to which each of the Settlers was obliged to take 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 353 

an Oath of Fidelity ) which was the Condition of their being 
allowed to be Inhabitants there. 

In the year 1661. the Government of New Plymouth sold 
all their Kennebeck Tract to Antipas Boyes, Edward Tyng, 
Thomas Brattle and John Winslow for Four hundred pounds 
Sterling ( a greater sum all Things considered than the Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts gave for the Province of Main ) 
and they the said Boyes and Company carried on said Settle- 
ment untill the Indian War in the year 1675. which broke 
up and destroyed all the Settlements Eastward of Piscataqua. 

The Indians at that Time were so very numerous and the 
English so few that the Resettlement of your Petitioners 
Tract with any Success appeared very remote at that time, 
but as soon as t here was a probability that a Resettlement 
could be made with Success and with Safety to the lives of 
the King's Subjects, your Petitioners began to resettle the 
same, and that no Person might Suffer that had settled there 
without leave from the Proprietors, altho' the design of such 
Settlers had been more to make Strip and Waste of the Tim- 
ber, than to bring to and subdue the Land, that even those 
should not have cause to complain, the Proprietors pass'd a 
Vote (N° 1.) quieting every person in their possessions, 
t hat did not disturb the Quiet and Peace of the Settlement; 
and to encourage the Settlement of that part of the Country 
they Voted to give away twelve Township s of five Miles 
Square each ( N° 2.) on no other Condition than settling a 
certain Number of Families thereon & clearing a certain 
Quantity of Land within a limited Time, besides giving 
away a great Number of Lofcts on both sides the River 
between Pownalborough and Fort Halifax on the same Con- 
ditions (N° 3.) which lias had so good an Effect that within 
these few Years, your Petitioners have extended their Settle- 
ments Thirty Miles higher up the River than they were 
lie fore. 



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354 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Besides giving away Two hundred thousand Acres of 
Land, your petitioners have expended near Four thousand 
pounds ste rling in building defensible Houses for the Secu- 
rity of the Set tlers, and supporting them with the necessaries 
of Life, untill they were able to support themselves, the 
good Effects of which the Province already begins to feel, 
one Town only which they have settled ) paying a Province 
Tax of £ 140 — the last year. 

These Exertions of your petitioners having brought that 
part of the Province to be very valuable, many persons now 
want to avail themselves of our Expenses, and have entered 
and are daily entering into your petitioners Tract ( in Oppo- 
sition to your petitioners ) some of whom have built Mills, 
and are making great Waste and destruction of the most 
valuable Timber, and that done after many and repeated 
Admonitions ; and to put a St op to these Outrages against 
all Peace and Order, We have been obliged to bring an 
Action of Ejectment against Cap* James Cargill ; besides 
which an Action of Trespass was brought by Nathaniel Don- 
nell of York Esq r ; at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas 
held at Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln on the first 
Tuesday of June 1762, against one John Lamont of George 
Town in said County for cutting Timber and Trees off of a 
Tract of Land adjoining to Stevens's River in said George 
Town ; and the said Lamont holding under your Petitioners, 
your petitioners were Obliged at a very great Expence to 
attend said Court with a Lawyer from Boston, Witnesses at 
the same Time giving their attendance ; but when said cases 
were called, the Judges declined trying the same, because 
they were interested in Lands lying within the Plymouth 
Patent, so that said cases stand continued to this day. 

Since the foregoing divers other actions have been brought 
Viz 1 ; — David Jeffries Lessee of Silvester Gardiner Esq r ; 
who holds under the Kennebeck Proprietors, against James 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 355 

Springer of George Town who has lately built Mills within 
your Petitioners Tract thd: not within the Limits of any 
Town, and makes great Strip and Waste of the most valua- 
ble Timber, being an action of Ejectment. 

Silvester Gardiner Esq r ; Lessee of said Kennebeck Pro- 
prietors, against Benjamin Woodbridge of New Castle in an 
Action of Ejectment. 

David Jeffries Lessee of Silvester Gardiner Esq r who holds 
under said Kennebeck proprietors against Joseph Sergeant 
of George Town who holds under Nathaniel Donnell of York 
Esq r , being an Action of Ejectment. 

Silvester Gardiner Esq r , who holds under said Kennebeck 
Proprietors against John Clarke and James Whitehouse not 
within the bounds of any Township, in an Action of Tres- 
pass — said actions to be tried at the Inferior Court to be 
held at Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln on the first 
Tuesday of June next. 

As the Judges of the Court declined trying the two first 
cases abovementioned, as they did likewise the Third and 
Fourth case in September last, because they were interested 
in the Plymouth Kennebeck Patent, it is probable they will 
also, for the same reason, decline trying the two Actions last 
abovementioned in which Case your Petitioners will be 
deprived of the benefit of the Law of the Province, and their 
property exposed, without Remedy, to every Invader, unless 
they arc relieved by your Excellency and Honors. 

Your petitioners beg leave to represent, that as great num- 
bers of Persons in the late County of York, within which the 
actions aforesaid are by Law to be tried, are some way or 
other concerned in the Event of them, they humbly appre- 
hend it very difficult if not impossible that your Petitioners 
should have impartial Juries in either of the three Countys 
wliieli have been formed out of tlie said late County of York. 

Wherefore your petitioners humbly pray your Excellency 



356 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

and Honors that the said Actions may be removed for Trial 
to the Inferior Court of Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex or Worces- 
ter more especially as divers persons in the hope and Expec- 
tation that the said Actions and any other that may be 
brought by your petitioners may be for a long time continued 
are yet entering into your petitioners Tract, erecting Saw 
Mills and making great Strip and Waste of the most valuable 
Timber within the same — Your petitioners also humbly 
pray that in all Cases of Trespass or Ejectment relative to 
your petitioners aforesaid Tract, they may be enabled to 
bring their Actions in one or other of the Counties aforesaid, 
viz* either in Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex or Worcester; or 
otherwise relieve your petitioners as to Your Wisdom may 
seem meet ; and your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever 
pray &c 
Boston December 1763 

Ja s Boutineau W : Temple Jn° Temple 

Guardian to W m Tayler Silv : Gardiner 

John Jones Gersham Flagg Benj a Hallowell 

William Vassall Nat : Wheelwright att? to Cha 8 W d 
Apthorp Esq r 

In the House of Representatives January 4: 1764 
Read and Ordered that the Petitioners serve the adverse 
Parties Viz* Nath 1 Donnel of York Esq r James Springer of 
GeorgeTown Joseph Sergeant of George Town, James Cargill 
of Sheepscut Benjamin Woodbridge of Sheepscut John Clark 
and James Whitehouse without the bounds of any Town 
with copies of this Petition that they shew cause if any they 
have on the. 31 st of January Instant if the Court be then sit- 
ting if not on the first Tuesday of the next Session of this 
Court why the Prayer thereof should not be granted. 

Sent up for Concurrence 

Tim Ruggles Spk r 



OF THE STATE OF MALNE 357 

In Council Jan ry 4: 1764 Read and Concurred 

A. Oliver Sec r 

A true Copy Examined 

g Jn° Cotton D. Secy 

In Council January 14 th 1764. Whereas an Order passed 
the two Houses on the 4 th Instant upon the Petition of John 
Temple Esq r and Others, Proprietors of the Kennebeck pur- 
chase, that they serve the Adverse Parties in the said Order 
named with Copies of the said Petition that they shew cause 
(if any they have) on the 31 st of January Instant, if the 
Court be then sitting, if not on the first Tuesday of the next 
session of this Court why the Prayer thereof should not be 
granted : and it being represented that there will not be time 
for the Adverse Parties to make Answer on the 31 st Instant. 
Ordered that the Petitioners serve the Adverse Parties in 
said Order named with a Copy of the said Petition, that they 
shew cause if any they have ) on the first Tuesday of the 
next Session of the General Court why the prayer thereof 
should not be granted — 

Sent down for Concurrence 

A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Representatives Jan ry 16 : 1764 

Read and Concurred — 

Tim Ruggles Spk r 

A true Copy Examined 

g Jn° Cotton D. Secry 

York 21 Feb y 1764 Delivered a Coppy of the within Peti- 
tion & order to Nathaniel Donnell Esq r 

J a : Flagg 

Georgetown 27 11 ' Feb y 1764 then left a Copy of the within 

Notification at M r Joseph Sergeant's House & also left 

another Copy of the within with M r James Springer of 

( it orgetown — 

J a : Flagg 



358 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Lincoln Sc February 29 lh 1764 Then the abovenamed M r 
James Flagg made Oath that he delivered a true Copy of the 
within Petition and Order to the within named Nathaniel 
Donnel Esq r and left a True Copy at M r Joseph Sergeants 
dwelling house and also another at the dwelling house of the 
with named James Springer 

Before me Jon a Bowman Just ad pacem &c 

Sheepscutt 2 th March 1764 then left a true Copy of the 
within Notification at M r Benjamin Woodbrige & also left 
another true Copy of the within M r Jams Cargill of Sheeps- 
cutt. 

Sam 11 Goodwin Jr. 

Lincoln Sc March 3 d 1764 Then the above named M r Sam- 
uel Goodwin Jun r made Oath that he left a true copy of the 
within Petition and Order at the dwelling house of the 
within named Benj a Woodbridge ; and also a true Copy 
thereof at the Dwelling house of the within named James 
C argil 

Before me, Jon a Bowman Just ad pacem &c 

Lincoln Sc March the 6 th 1764 Then I left a Copy of the 
within Petition and Order at the Dwelling of Sam 11 White- 
house and One at the dwelling house of John Clark both of 
Sheepscutt the persons against whom Silv. Gardiner Esq r 
hath brought an Action of Trespass 

Sam 11 Goodwin Jun r 

Lincoln Sc March 7 th 1764 Then the abovenamed M r Sam- 
uel Goodwin Jun r made Oath, That he left a true Copy of 
the within Petition & Order at the dwelling house of the 
above named Samuel Whitehouse; and also another true 
copy thereof, at the Dwelling house of the above named John 
Clark — 

Before me, Jon a Bowman Just ad pacem &c 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 359 

In Council June 6, 1764 — Read again together with the 
several Answers : And Ordered That there be a Hearing on 
friday next, at 3 o'clock in y e afternoon before the two 
houses, & that the Parties be directed to attend accordingly- 
Sent down for Concurrence 

Jn° Cotton D. Secry 

In the House of Rep ves June 6, 1704 
Read & Concur'd 

S: White Spk r 

In Council June 8, 1764. A hearing having been had on 
the Subject matter of the within Petition, and the affair hav- 
ing been duly considered by the Board. Ordered That the 
Petition be dismissed 

Sent down for concurrence 

A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep™ June 8, 1764 
Read and Concured 

S: White Spk r 



Petition. 17G4- 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Captain General 
Governor and Commander in Chief in & over his Majestys 
Province of the Massachusett Bay and to the Honourable 
the Council and House of Representatives in General Court 
assembled. The Humble Petition of the Inhabitants Settled 
up Kennebeck River, from this, & the neighbouring Colonies, 
being Encouraged thereto to Provide for our selves & Fami- 
lies but the expence of removing there, and building such 
Houses as are only necessary to keep us from the weather & 
providing our Selves and Families in this uncultivated fron- 
tier Country lias so far exhausted the Little we had, that, 



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bad it not been for Some well disposed people tbat assisted 
us with Stores in the winter Season we must have Perished 
and what has added to our distresses is, that the Town of 
Pownalborough has tax'd us to releive themselves Tho' none 
of us were Settled there when their Valuation was taken, nor 
any of us are Settled within Six Miles of their Town and 
many of us are Settled from 12 to 20 Miles from it, therefore 
we humble Pray your Excellency & Honours that we maybe 
Exempted from the Taxation of Pownalborough and from 
paying Taxes till our Ground Shall be Subdued that we shall 
be able to Maintain our Selves & Families from it by our 
Labour or other wise releive your Petitioners as you in your 
Wisdom Shall think most proper, & in Duty bound we Shall 
ever pray 

his 

Daniel C Sopers 

mark 

John Ward 

Jabez Cowing 

Abisha Cowing 
James Cocks 
Beniar D 
Job Philbrook 
Ezekiel Page 



John Estes 
M Wheeler 

his 

Peter X Brown 

mark 

Adam Carson 

Benf White 

Moses Bickford 

Rob rt 

Jon a Philbrook 



Simeon Wyman 

his 

John X Shannon 

mark 

Jabez Cowing J r 

W m Bacon 
Hezekiah Cloutman 
Samuel Bullin 
Mathew Hastings 



In the House of Representatives June 1764 

Read & Resolved that the Petitioners notify the Town of 
Pownalborough of the Contents of this Petition by leaving a 
Copy thereof with the Town Clerk, that the Town may make 
Answer to y e same ( if they see Cause ) the first Tuesday of 
the next sitting of this Court & that all Proceedings with 
respect to the Taxing the petitioners as also of Collecting the 
Taxes already assessed be stayd till the further order of this 
Court 

Sent up for concurrence T Clapp Spk 1 Pro Temp re 



OF THE STATE OP MAINE 361 

In Council June 12, 1764 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

In Council Feb r 19 1765 Read again and Sent down it 
appearing that the Town of Pownalborough had been duly 
notified 

In the House of Representatives Feb. 27, 1765. Resolved 
that the prayer of this Petition be granted, and that the Peti- 
tioners with their Poles and Estates be Exempted from pay- 
ing any Taxes to the Town of Pownalborough. And the 
Taxes already assessed on them or their Estates are hereby 
declared Void, & shall not be Collected, and the assessors 
of said Town are hereby forbidden to Assess or tax any per- 
son or persons that are Setled, or may Setle upon Lands not 
within the bounds of said Town, till the further Order of this 
Court. 

Sent up for concurrence S. White Spk r 

In Council March 1, 1765 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

Gov r Bernard to John Poivnall Esq re 

Boston, July 11 1764 
S r 

I find myself obliged to state to you a complaint against 
M* Waldo & partners proprietors of the lands on the West 
side of Penobscot river & bay under an old grant purchased 
by their father Brigadier Waldo ; desiring you to lay it 
before their Lordships at such a time & in such a manner, as 
you shall think most proper: as I would not at this time of 
hurry trouble their Lordships with business that does not 
require their immediate consideration. 

Y<m know that Fort PownalJ upon Penobscol was built ;il 
the expense <>t the Crown, the Province of Massachusetts 



362 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Bay undertaking to protect the Work & afterwards to Garri- 
son the Fort. It was built on a Neck of Land on the West 
side being Brig r Waldo's property, he himself assisting at the 
reconnoitring the place & dying there of an Apoplexy. The 
neck of land on which it stands contains in the whole 1800 
acres : but there was no stipulation made on behalf of the 
Crown ( as far as I can learn ) that the said Neck of Land or 
any part of it should belong to the Fort. And yet the 
Advantages of building a Fort on that Spot were so great 
to the Proprietors, that if they had granted to the King the 
quantity of a Township that is 24,000 acres, they would 
have had a great bargain. But nothing of this kind was 
done & so the matter rested. 

About 2 years ago I learned that Col Prebble who com- 
manded the Fort had purchased this neck of land : & upon 
enquiry I found that he declared that he had purchased evry 
foot of Land about the fort, & that the fort itself stood upon 
his ground. I took the first opportunity of going there & 
found such Acts of separate ownership, that the garrison had 
not a foot of land to raise vegetables for their necessary sub- 
sistence. I remonstrated so strongly upon this that he 
agreed to quit so much land as should be wanted for the 
Garrison, if the Proprietors would make him a compensation 
elsewhere. I thereupon reconnoitred the Place & fixed upon 
a part of the neck next the Fort containing about 130 acres, 
to be annexed to the Fort : & upon my return to Boston I 
proposed this to some of the Proprietors with a plan of the 
land : & they seemingly agreed to it. But upon my propos- 
ing to them to execute a conveyance to the King, they fell 
off & said that they only intended to let the garrison have 
the use of it whilst the fort was kept up in garrison. When 
it was not, they should expect to have the fort themselves. I 
told them that this was so ill a return to the King & the 
Province for having defended & improved their Estate at so 
great an expence that I should represent the matter to his 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 363 

Majesty's Ministers, & in the mean time should order the 
Garrison to keep possession of that tract, it being greatly 
within point blank & necessary for the defence of the Fort. 
Upon which the two proprietors said that they would consent 
to the conveyance of this tract to the King, if the elder 
Brother M r Waldo would ; and they would recommend it to 
him so to do. I acquiesced in this & have waited half a 
year for his coming & compleating this Agreement: And 
now upon my seeing him for the first time since & calling 
upon him to join in a conveyance of the 130 acres to the 
King, He sayes he is willing that the Garrison should enjoy 
this piece of land ; but he will make no conveyance to the 
King in the manner which I require. Upon which I told 
him, The Business was now quite open, & I should represent 
it accordingly, which I do in the following manner. 

When the Fort was built, undoubtedly the whole Neck of 
1800 acres ought to have been conveyed to the King & 
probably such a requisition, if it had been then made, would 
have been readily complied with. 

The whole Neck should be now conveyed to the King, as 
it would be of great public Utility to apply it to the pur- 
poses hereafter mentioned, & it is equitably due to the King; 
as the advantages arising from the building is the Fort to the 
proprietors Estate are of more than ten times the Value (I 
might say an 100 times the Value) of the land in question. 

This conveyance is very practicable now, as the former 
bargain is not completed by the payment of the purchase 
Mony & an actual conveyance of the Land, and the Proprie- 
tors mighl easily make the purchaser a compensation by a 
granl of other Lands lying near to the Neck. 

The use I would propose for this Land would be to l;i\ it 
• nit (after setting aparl a sufficient part for the Garrison ) in 
Lots of ~ { ) or 2o aires each iV give them away on condition of 
settling & maintaining for a certain time, a family on each 
Lot. 



304 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

By these means a close Town very easy to be fortified 
might be soon formed by 64 or 80 families, which would be 
a good ground Work for defending the passage of the River 
from foreign Enemies in future times, as it would immedi- 
ately become a support to the Fort & a Barrier against the 
Indians for the present. 

Such a Support & Barrier are very much wanted as there 
is no Town now within 40 miles of the Fort on that side of 
the river nor is there like to be any, whilst the Proprietors 
hold their lands up at such a price as must necessarily keep 
that part of the Country wholly unpopulated. 

Such a settlement would be of great Advantage to the pro- 
prietors, infinitely beyond the value of the lands in question, 
altho' most probably their narrow & contracted Views of 
their property there, will in this Case as in others make them 
blind to their own intrest. 

For these reasons I must recommend that, if it may be, a 
Conveyance of this whole Neck to the King may be procured, 
that it may be settled in the manner aforesaid or some such 
like way. But if this cannot be obtained, It will be quite 
necessary to insist upon a Conveyance of the 130 acres to 
the King for the use of the Fort. 

It must be observed that if ever it should be thought 
proper to fortify this Point against foreign Enemies, the 
whole Neck will be wanted : and therefore in Case of settling 
It will be proper to make a reserve of the liberty of fortify- 
ing at pleasure. The River is Navigable for near 30 miles 
above the fort for large Ships. 

I am with truth & regard 

S r Your most faithful & obedient Servant 

Fra Bernard 

I shall send another Copy of this by the next Ship as it 
may be proper to submit it to my Lord Halifax. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 365 

Gov 1 ' Bernard to Earl of Halifax. 

Boston, Aug. 18 th 1764. 
My Lord 

I hereby inclose to your Lordship the Copy of a note I 
received from a chief of the Penobscot Indians being an 
answer to their request to Gov 1 Murray that they might 
have a priest from Canada, which they transmit to me with 
a prayer that I would give leave for such a priest to come 
among them. It is above a year ago since the Passimaquody 
Indians applied to me for a Romish Priest & near a year ago 
since the Penobscots made the like application. I could 
only give them a general Answer, not having a priest at my 
command : and if I had had one of the Romish Communion 
I should not have sent him thither without a greater author- 
ity than my own. And now the Question comes home to 
me, I must beg directions how I am to act. 

These Indians are very religious & great Zealots for the 
Church of Rome. A Romish Priest would immediately 
enter into full authority over them ; and if he would confine 
himself to matters of religion, would be of great use in 
reforming their manners & keeping them in order : But 
there are many things to be guarded against in such an 
appointment. A french Priest would probably be attached 
to french Policy as well as to the Romish Religion ; & would 
endeavour to alienate them from the English Government as 
well as the Protestant Religion ; and perhaps might feed 
them with the hopes of a french Revolution in that Country: 
for such Notions the Indians are still continually receiving 
from Canada. So that if they were to have a Romish Priest 
I had rather that he should come from Ireland than Canada. 

I will admit that with Indians, who are not capable of 
abstract reasoning, The Utility of their religion is rather to 
be consulted than the truth of it. Facility of Admission & 



366 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Implicitness of obedience are all the Advantages of a Rom- 
ish Priest. The latter forms a kind of objection ; for the 
more absolute the power of the priest the more dangerous 
would he be to civil Goverment if he should be a latent 
Enemy to it. And this leads to another objection : I dont 
think that the dispersed Settlers in that Country where there 
is at present no public place of Worship ( except the Chappie 
at Fort Pownall ) for the lenght of 60 or 80 miles, would be 
safe from perversion, if the Zeal of the Priest should exceed 
his discretion. 

On the other hand I dont think that the difficulties of 
getting them to accept a protestant Minister are at all unsur- 
mountable, provided they could have a Priest of the Church 
of England. They distinguish between the Church of Eng- 
land & the Independent Worship ; and have too high an 
Opinion of the priestly Character to receive a self constituted 
Minister as an ordained priest. And as their Religion has 
consisted hitherto entirely of Ceremonies, It is too great a 
transition to pass to a Worship with no ceremony at all. 
And therefore I am of Opinion that an Independent or a 
Presbyterian Minister would make but a slow progress 
among them. But I think otherwise of a Priest of the 
Church of England: By a judicious use of the habit & 
Ceremonials of the established Worship, He would probably 
very soon get the better of their prejudices. He must speak 
french, which they understand. 

As such a Missionary must come from the Society for 
propagating the Gospel if at all, I'll mention another use that 
may be made of him. There are Eastward of Penobscot & 
Westward also, a Number of Settlers, whose dispersed condi- 
tion will make it difficult for them for some Years to estab- 
lish any settled Ministry among them ; many of whom would 
prefer the Church of England, & many others tho' not pro- 
fessing the Church of England would be glad to have a 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 867 

Church to resort to. The proprietors of one Township east 
of Penobscot have applied to me to recommend them to the 
Society for a Missionary : which I have promised to do, 
when they are capable & ready to receive one. Now if a 
Missionary was appointed for the double purpose of minis- 
tring to the Indians & also to such of the new settled Towns 
as shall desire him, He would be of great use not only as a 
Minister of Religion but also as a civil Mediator between the 
Indians & English. 

I have got to such a length upon this Subject that I 
begin to wish that a proposal of this kind was made to the 
Society for propagating the Gospel. If your Lordship shall 
think this letter a ground for such a proposal I must beg 
leave to assure your Lordship that I will assist such appoint- 
ment to the best of my power. I will take care that he 
shall be well lodged & accommodated at Fort Pownall, & 
also at other convenient houses along the Coast. I will, if I 
can make it advisable, as I think it may easily be, recom- 
mend him to the London Society for propagating the Gospel 
in New England, for an additional Salary from them : as I 
have before done for a Catechist professing the Church of 
England now living among the Mohawks & Oneidas. And 
anything else, by which I can assist this undertaking I will 
readily engage in. 

All which is humbly submitted to your Lordships Decis- 
ion : in expectation of which I shall postpone giving a posi- 
tive Answer to the Indians, whom I shall see in their own 
Country in about a fortnights time. 

I am with great respect My Lord, Your Lordships 
most obedient & most humble Servant 

Fra Bernard 



368 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

A Conference tvith Indians. 

A Conference between his Excellency Gov r Bernard & Ale- 

ser a chief & others of the Penobscot Indians held at Fort 

Povvnall September 26, 1764. 

Aleser. All the young men that you wanted to go to Can- 
ada & Norridgewalk immediately went at your desire, & now 
we hope you'l mind what we desire, & assist us. We are 
poor. 

There is one God, & we have a Religion among us that 
we cannot part with, & we want a Father to baptize our 
Children, & marry us, & administer the Sacrament to us, & 
confess us, & shew us the way to Heaven ; That is, to keep 
us from what is bad, correct our lives, & absolve our Sins. 
It is a few years since Canada was taken, & since we have 
had no father among us; our People grow loose & dis- 
orderly, drink too hard, & run into many bad practices, 
which a Father ( if we had one among us ) would remind us 
of & correct. It is usual to help the poor ; We are poor, & 
therefore help us in the matter of Religion. 

I am a young man & therefore would not talk too much, 
lest the old men should dislike it. I would say no more 
upon this. 

G-ov r I am very glad to hear you express so great a 
regard for Religion : If you are sincere in it, it will be for 
your good in this World & in the World to come. It's now 
about a year since you first exprest your desire to me upon 
this head ; I have been mindful of it ever since, but have 
been doubtful concerning the means to bring it about: I 
then told you that the Fathers which you have been used to 
were enemies to our people, & would endeavour to make 
mischief betwixt us & you, & therefore it behoves me to 
take care not to introduce secret enemies to our Country; 
That is one considerable difficulty in providing a Father for 
you ; another is, that a Father would want a support & I 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 369 

have no fund to provide it for him. About two months ago 
I received a letter from Gov r Murray of Canada & I also 
received another letter which was directed to Toma one of 
your Chiefs: From those letters I learnt that Toma had 
applied to Gov r Murray for him to send a Father from Can- 
ada; Gov r Murray answered that he would consent to a 
Father going from Canada if I appled for one; By these 
means a difficulty was put upon me. I am the Kings 
deputy, & came immediately from his presence, & am 
answerable to him for evry thing I do. If I should apply to 
Gov r Murray for a Father, or should consent to one going 
from thence, I should be answerable for him tho' he will be 
a stranger to me ; If he was to do mischief among us, I 
should be asked how I came to consent to this mans going 
among you, & I should be answerable to the King my Mas- 
tei for the Mischief he did, by trusting to a man whom I did 
not know. I therefore thought proper to send Gov r Mur- 
ray's letter to the King himself together with an account of 
all that had pass'd between me & you concerning a Father ; 
& I have desired that a Father may be sent to you, such an 
one as the King can trust, & then I shall not be answerable 
for what he does. I will now repeat to the King your 
request as soon as I get home, & will transmit to him all 
that passes at this time, & I will do my utmost that you 
shall have a Father proper for you, Who ( whether french or 
english ) will be such an one as will be capable to administer 
to you all you want. 

Aleser If any difficulty arises on account of a Fathers 
maintenance, We will provide for that ourselves; He shall 
live well. 

Gov r I have represented to the King, that you are poor, 
A: that some Salary should be provided for him, as lie will 
want mony as well as Victuals; however if he has a Salary, 
it will be kind in you to give him some Share out of your 
hunting. 

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370 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Crov r Bernard to Earl of Halifax. 

Boston Sep. 29. 1764 
My Lord 

By my letter of Aug 18 I informed your Lordship that I 
was very much pressed by the Indians in the Eastern parts 
of this Province to provide them a Romish Priest, & that I 
had many doubts & difficulties about it : also that I intended 
in a Voyage I was going to take to the Eastward to see the 
Passimaquoddy & the Penobscot Indians, & talk with them 
about this business. I am now returned from that Voyage ; 
& what I have observed upon this occasion is the Subject of 
this letter. 

At Passimaquoddy The chief Indians & allmost the whole 
tribe were fishing at such a distance that I could not wait 
their return : However I saw 4 or 5 of them ; who, tho' they 
were not of consequence enough to take upon them to talk 
upon public business, again & again reminded me of their 
great want of a priest. I gave them for answer that I must 
wait for the King's commands before I could do anything in 
this business. And I signified the same to their cheif ( who 
applied to me for this purpose above a year ago ) by a Mes- 
sage sent by a Captain of rangers, whom I dispatched with a 
surveyor & two others, under the direction of these Indians, 
to explore the Way from Passimaquoddy River to Penobscot. 

At Penobscot I found but few Indians but amongst these 
one of their cheif s a Man of the first Sense among them. I 
had a conference with him ; & what related to a Priest I had 
put down in writing as it was spoke ; that I might transmit 
it with more exactness to your Lordship & also that it might 
be communicated to the Indians as an Answer to the Mes- 
sage they sent me 2 months ago. The next day I had 
another conference with him which I did not put into writ- 
ing. In this I used my utmost endeavours to engage them 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 371 

to accept of a Priest of the Church of England, offering to 
send one to them for the present purpose of baptizing & 
marrying such as stood in present need of it. But I could 
make no impression upon him. He said God would be very 
angry with them, if they should desert the religion he had 
S2nt among them. That it was the first they received & 
they knew it to be good ; and it would not be right for them 
to change their religion as often as the power of the Country 
changed ; God would be much offended with them, if they 
trifled with his religion in such a manner. 

In the course of these conferences, I took notice of one 
of the low arts which their priests had used to estrange them 
from the Government of England. I observed that the 
Interpreter when he mentioned the King of Great Britain, 
he called him King James. I asked him the meaning of it: 
he said that the Indians allways called the King of England 
King James & that they had done so at all public treaties at 
some of which he had been present. This was confirmed by 
another Interpreter who was by & had known the Indians 
many years. He said it was from James 1 st in whose reign 
New England was first peopled. I was convinced that this 
distinction could not be derived so high as from James l 8t . 
I therefore asked the Indian why he called the King of Eng- 
land King James. He readily answered that they learnt it 
from the French who allways called the King of England so. 
I asked him if by King James he meant the same person as I 
did by King George. He either did not or would not under- 
stand the question. I then askt him if by King James he 
meant that King who had lately conquered Canada ; being 
pressed for an answer he at length said he did & added 
that lie knew of no other King. So here has been a system 
(if verbal Jacobitism at least (tho' I suspect it to be more), 
kept up among tlic Indians from the revolution to this day. 

[After all I am ;is much at ;i loss what to propose as ever. 



372 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

The Indians must have a Priest of some kind or other : if he 
be a true Romish Priest, He will keep them estranged from 
& inimical to Great Britain ; flatter them with the expecta- 
tion of a french Revolution; and have them ready to rise 
upon the least foreign invasion or internal Canadian commo- 
tion: & all this by means of their religion. On the other 
hand a Missionary of the Church of England will meet with 
great difficulties ; but I am far from thinking that they will 
be insurmountable. He will have a safe & convenient resi- 
dence at Fort Pownall ; & by exercising his functions in the 
Chappie there ( which I have had built there this year ) with 
as much show and form as our Religion will admit of, I am 
satisfyed that the Indians would by degrees be reconciled to 
it. I mentioned before that a french protestant in English 
orders would be most suitable upon account of his language 
( which is generally understood by the Penobscot Indians & 
universally by the Passimaquoddies ) as well as of his 
Nation. But one who has been a Romish priest & has con- 
formed to the Church of England, if he was sincere & dis- 
crete would be more suitable. Canada must afford many 
such persons : but in general the Priests there are very igno- 
rant & illiterate. Ireland must have such ; but he must be 
Master of the french tongue if not a frenchman.] 
All which is humbly submitted. 

I am, with great respect Mf Lord, Your Lordship's 
most obedient & most humble Servant 

Fra Bernard 



Pownalborough. Answer to Pefn of Adam Carson $ others. 

Oct. 1764. 

To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Governor and 
Commander in chief in and for his Majestys Province of the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 373 

Massachusetts Bay in New England, and to the Hon ble the 
Council and House of Representatives in general Court 
assembled. — Humbly sheweth, the Select Men of the Town 
of Pownalboro', that said Town was served with a Copy of 
the Petition of Adam Carson, Isaac Farwell and about thirty 
others Inhabitants in Kennebeck River complaining of the 
Taxation of Pownalboro' and praying to be relieved there- 
from by reason of their Poverty and new Settlements. 

In Answer to which, we your Petitioners the said Select 
Men of Pownalboro' being desired thereto by a vote of said 
Town, humbly beg leave to say, that we conceive Poverty is 
no just Excuse to free said Petitioners from their Province 
Tax as it is laid on them only in proportion to their Estates, 
and so he that has nothing pays for nothing : — and we hum- 
bly apprehend that it ought to have no weight in favour of 
the said Petitioners in the present Case, as the direct Effect 
of ii would be to ease them of a burthen which they now only 
bare in equal Proportion with us, and to lay it upon the 
Town of Pownalboro' by no means able to bare it, as many of 
its Settlements are as now, and almost all its Inhabitants as 
poor as said Petitioners are. Tho' we have the advantage 
above them, of being an Incorporated place, which is the 
only one we can boast of, yet that can't be supposed much 
to increase our real wealth in so short a Time as four or five 
Years. We humbly apprehend the desire of said Petitioners 
to be excused from their Taxes, does not arise solely from 
their Poverty, but must be from something else. For Isaac 
Farwell one of said Petitioners milks sixteen or Eighteen 
Cows, and hath about forty head of Cattle and can cut Hay 
Enough to keep them beside many others are supplied with 
large Quantities of fresh Medows and the best of Lumber 
handy and had at their first settling twenty Acres and 
upwards of I pland cleared almost fit for the Plow ; neither 
did any of them as we have heard lose any of their Cattle in 



374 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the hard Winters after the late dry Summers ; while none of 
the Inhabitants of Pownalboro are able to keep a stock any 
ways equal to said Farwells, and many of them thro' the 
scarcity of Hay after the late dry Summers lost a consider- 
able part of the small stoek they were able to keep. The 
family of James Howard Esq 1 who live up Kennebeck River, 
and expect as we suppose to be excused their Tax by said 
Petition, tho' not signed by 'em, own two Sloops about eighty 
Tons each, and have two Saw Mills which employ at least 
twenty hands and have besides a large stock of Cattle, and 
carry on a considerable Trade. — 

At Cobbaseconte a place up said River where many of said 
Petitioners lived, there is a considerable of ship building 
carried on, and a double Sawmill and Grist mill which employ 
thirty or forty hands, many of 'em Young Men, who have 
250 acres of land granted 'em by the Kennebeck Propriety, 
and have also very good Stocks of Cattle. 

It is suggested by said Petitioners that they were not set- 
tled in their present places when our Valuation was taken ; 
or within six miles of this Town. — 

In answer to which we beg leave to say, that Numbers of 
them were living then in Pownalboro' and moved up Kenne- 
beck River to better their Circumstances as there were greater 
Advantages to be had there than here, and some who expect, 
as we suppose, to be excused their Province Tax by said 
Petition instead of being six miles and more distant from 
this Town, are within one Mile. 

These in general are the Circumstances of the Inhabitants 
up Kennebeck River, while those of Pownalboro' by the 
repeated wars that have been since its first Settlement, and 
two late dry Summers and hard Winters which rendered Hay 
so scarce that many of 'em lost near half their Cattle, are 
reduced to very low Circumstances. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 375 

When we Petitioned the Great and General Court to be 
incorporated into a Town for the sake of Rule and good 
Order, they were pleased the first year to lay a heavy Tax 
upon us considering our then Circumstances, but which we 
chearfully paid tho' very unable, and the Court have every 
Year since been pleased to lay a heavy Tax upon us, yet we 
never complained but ever did the utmost in our Power to 
pay it, as we were willing to pay our full proportion of 
Charge for the Support of Government, the benefits of which 
we so largely partake of. — 

Besides, before we were incorporated into a Town, one 
part of us was Taxed by Georgetown, and the other part by 
Newcastle which we then tho't it but just and equal to pay. 

We therefore humbly conceive the said Petitioners have 
no just Cause of Complaint : and that the Town of Pownal- 
boro' had a just Right to tax them their proportionable part 
to the Province as they are adjacent paying no where else, as 
it is agreeable to Law and the Precept from the Province 
Treasurer, and as it is but just and Reasonable that they 
should help with us to bear the Charges of Government as 
they in Proportion share the Benefit, especially considering 
many of us are no new Settlers and poorer than they, not 
having equal Advantages, and have the additional weight of 
a large Town Tax — 

Wherefore we most humbly pray your Excellency & Hon- 
ours not to excuse said Adam Carson Isaac Farwell and 
others Inhabitants up Kennebeck River, from paying their 
Province Tax as Assessed upon them by the Town of Pow- 
nalboro'— but if your Excellency and Honours should think 
proper so to do, we most humbly pray your Excellency and 
Honours would be pleased to take our low Circumstances into 
your wise Consideration and excuse the Town of Pownal- 
lx>ro' the full Sum which the adjacent Persons up Kennebeck 
River are taxed to the Province by said Town, or otherwise 



376 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

relieve them as in your wisdom you shall think proper. — 
and your Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray &c 
Jon a Williamson -, Select Men in 
Michal Sevey r behalf of the Town 
John Decker ^ of Powalborough 
Pownalborough Oct r 1, 1764 

Petition of Ezekiel Gushing 3f others to be restored to the 
Second Parish in Falmouth. 

Falmouth October 10 th 1764. 
To his Excellency Francis Barnard Esq r Captain General 
and Commander in Chief in & over his Majestys Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England and Vice Admiral 
of the same And to the Honourable his Majestys Councel & 
House of Representatives in the Great and Generall Court 
Assembled The Petition of Us the Subscribers, humbly 
Sheweth your Excellency and Honours that at the time of 
the Rev d M r Ephraim Clark's being setled in the second Par- 
ish in the Town of Falmouth, We your petitioners belonging 
to said Parish petition'd Your Excellency and Honours that 
We might be sett to the first parish in said Town, the prayer 
of which petition your Excellency and Honours were pleas'd 
to grant — 

But We your Petitioners haveing since discovered many 
Inconveniencys which we now suffer on account of our being 
so sett off humbly pray your Excellency and Honours would, 
if in your great Wisdom you should think fitt, restore us 
again with our Estates to said second Parish, and your Peti- 
tioners as in Duty bound shall ever pray Ez Cushing 
Samuel Dunn Nathaniel Jordan ju George Roberts 

his 

John Robinson Josiah X Stanford Simon Lovett 

mark his 

Samuel Dyer Israeli Lovett Josiah X Stanfoare Junor 

mark 

Paul Thorndike Vallentin Wieman Robert Stanford 

bis 

Ebnezr X Cobb Ezekiel Cushing Ju r Loring Cushing 

mark 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 377 

In the House of Rep ves Feb 1 ? 14, 1765 
Read and Ordered that the Pet" serve the first Parish in 
Falmouth with a copy of this Petition that so they shew 
cause if any they have on the second Wednesday of the next 
Session of this Court why the prayer thereof should not be 
granted. 

Sent up for concurrence 

S. White Spk r 

In Council Feb y 15, 1765 Read and Concurred. 

A Oliver Sec y 



Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii Quinto 

An Act for erecting the Plantation called Goreham Town 
into a Town by the name of 

Whereas it has been represented to this Court, that the 
erecting the Plantation called Goreham-Town, in the County 
of Cumberland into a Town will greatly contribute to the 
Growth thereof, and remedy many Inconveniences to which 
the Inhabitants and Proprietors may be otherwise subject. 

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and House of Rep- 
resentatives, That the Plantation commonly called and known 
by the name of Goreham-Town, in the County of Cumber- 
land, bounded as follows, viz 1 Begining at a marked Tree on 
the Westerly Side of Presumpscot River in a Course South 
West twenty three Degrees from the Hemlock Tree, on the 
other side of the said River, which is fifteen Poles below 
Inkhorn Brook ; and thence runing South twenty three 
Degrees West on the Head of Falmouth two Miles and two 
Hundred and twenty six Poles to a Spruce Tree marked, 
standing about two Poles Westward of an old Mast-Path 
being the Corner Bounds of Scarborough, Falmouth and Gor- 



378 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ham-Town, thence runing on the Head of Scarborough nine 
Hundred and fifteen Poles to a large Hemlock Tree marked 
N : G.; thence runing North thirty three Degrees West seven 
Miles and one Quarter of a Mile by Narraganset Number One 
to a Fir Tree marked and from thence runing North East 
Seven Miles and two Hundred Poles to said Presumpscot 
River to a large Hemlock Tree about two Rods from the said 
River marked G : P : and bounded Northeasterly by said 
River ; be and hereby is erected into a Town by the Name 
of and that the Inhabitants thereof be and 

hereby are invested with all the Powers, Priviledges and 
Immunities which the Inhabitants of the Towns within this 
Province do or may enjoy. 

Provided that none of the Inhabitants or Proprietors of 
said Town be held by Virtue of this Act of Incorporation to 
pay any part of the ministerial Charges heretofore Arisen in 
said Plantation to such they were not Obliged ( by their own 
Contract) to pay previous to such Incorporation. 

And be it further enacted, That Stephen Longfellow Esq r 
be and hereby is empowered to issue his Warrant directed to 
some principal Inhabitant in said Town, requiring him to 
warn the Inhabitants of the said Town, qualified to vote in 
Town Affairs, to meet at such Time and Place as shall be 
therein set forth, to chuse all such Officers as are or shall be 
required by Law to manage the Affairs of the said Town. 

In the House of Rep ves Oct r 25, 1764 

Read a first and second time 27 th a third time and passd 
to be engrossed 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Oct r 27, 1764. Read a first time. Oct r 29, 
Read a second time and passed a concurrence to be engrossed 

A Oliver Sec r 



For themselves 
& Partners of the 
Kennebeck 
Purchase 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 379 

Consent of Prop rs of Kennebeck Purchase. 

To His Excell y Fra s Bernard Esq r Gov r of the Province of 
the Mass a Bay, — To the hon : his Majesty's Council & the 
hon ble House of Representatives 

The Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase from the late 
Colony of New Plymouth humbly join in the Prayer of the 
foregoing Petition 

Silv. Gardiner \ 

James Pitts 

B en j n Hallo well > 

W m Taylor 

Gershom FlaggJ 

In the House of Rep ve8 Oct 1 31 1764 

Read and Ordered that the Pet rs have liberty to bring in a 
Bill for the purpose mentioned. 

But that the incorporating them as a Town is not to be 
understood to give countenance to any Persons claiming 
property in said lands 

Sent up for concurrence. 



Petition, Narraganset No. 1. 1764- 

To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Commander in 
Chief in and over the Province of the Massa u Bay, the 
Hon ble his Majesty's Councill & House of Representatives in 
General assembly Convened 

Humbly Shew 

The Subscribers Inhabitants of Narraganset N° one in the 
County of York That the said Settlement being a Frontier 
Were under Continual Fears of the Indian Enemy, and were 
obliged to keep Watch and Ward till the Reduction of Que- 
beck in 1759 — 



380 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

That before the two late Years of Drowth & Scarcity they 
were few in Number, and very Poor, being Scarcely able with 
their utmost Diligence in the Improvement of such Means as 
their Situation afforded to procure the Necessarys of Life — 
That the two Years of Scarcity, almost reduced them to 
Famine: in Addition to which in the Year 1762, a desolating 
Fire Ravaged their Small Improvements, Burnt several of 
their Dwellings and much reduced the very little the Drouth 
had left 'em That these repeated Calamitys obliged many 
of the then Inhabitants for the preservation of Life to pluck 
up Stakes and leave the Settlement, and those that remained 
were Just preserved from Perishing with Want, by the Relief 
afforded from some of the Neighbouring Towns — That 
Your Excellency and Honours did lay a Tax on the said dis- 
tressed Inhabitants in the Year 1762. To the amount of Forty 
four Pounds seven shillings & six pence, Which they are 
Unable to pay, as many of the then Inhabitants are reduced 
to Penury by the Calamitys aforesaid, and removed to other 
places — And those that remain are in a Condition but little 
Better — 

Wherefore Your Poor Petitioners Humbly pray your 
Excellency & Honours to Compassionate their distressed Cir- 
cumstances & Remit to them the said Tax and Grant 'em 
such other relief in the Premises as Your Wisdom shall 
direct & Your Poor Petitioners as in duty Bound shall ever 
Pray &c 

Joseph Woodman Joshua Woodman Nathan Woodman 

John Boynton Will hancock Job Roberts 

Beniamen Donel John Donel John Nason 

John Brooks John Cole Ephraim Sands 

Timothy Hasaltine John Lane Samuel Roaf 

John Elden Joseph Leavit Samuel 

Umphery Atkeson Daniel Leavit James Emery 

John Elden Samuel Merrill Amos Hood 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 381 

In the House of Representatives October 31 8t 1764 

Read & Resolved that the prayer of this Petition be 
granted by remitting the Tax of Forty Four pounds seven 
shill g8 & six pence laid on Narragansett Township Number 
One in the Year 1762, and that the Treasurer be directed to 
stay the Execution gone forth against them therefor. 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Nov r l 8t 1764 Read & Concurred 

Jn° Cotton D. Secry 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Act of Incorporation 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii Quinto 

An Act for Erecting a Town in the County of Lincoln By 
the Name of 

Whereas the Inhabitants of Land lying between Sheep- 
scut & Dammerascota River within the County of Lincoln 
known by the Name of Townsend have Petitioned this Court 
that for the reasons mentioned they may be Incorporated into 
a Town, and Vested with the Powers and Authorities 
belonging to other Towns 

For the Encoragement of s d Settlement — Be it Enacted by 
the Gov r Council & House of Representatives That the s d 
Tract of Land Discribed and bounded as Follows viz 1 Beging 
at the Most Northerly Side of the Ovens Mouth So Called 
od Sheepscut River thence to run an East South East Course 
to Dameras Scota River then Southerly Down s d River to the 
Sea oi Western Ocean then to run Westerly on the Sea 
Const as the Coast lyes to the mouth of Sheepscot River 
thru to run Northerly up Sheepscot Iliver, between Jerymy 
Squam Island and Barter's Island to the Cross River at the 



382 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Head of Barters Island and From thence North Easterly to 
the ovens Mouth being the First Mentioned bounds, with all 
the Islands in Dameras Scota River from the Oven's Mouth 
Downward : And also all the Islands lying within Six Miles 
from y e Main Land to the South between the aforemention d 
Rivers of Sheepscot and Dameras Scota — Be and Hereby is 
Errected into a Town, by the Name of 

and the Inhabitants thereof Shall have & Enjoy all such 
Immunities & Priviledges as Other Towns in this Province 
have & do by Law Enjoy — 

And be it Further Enacted that Samuel Denny Esq r be 
and Hereby is Impowered to Issue his warrant to some Prin- 
cipal Inhabitant of the s d Town of 

requiering him to Warn & Notify the s d Inhabitants Qualified 
to Vote in Town Affairs to Meet togather at Such time and 
Place in s d Town as he shall appoint in a Warrant to chuse 
such Officers as the Law Directs and may be Necessary to 
Manage the Affairs of s d Town & the Inhabitants so met 
Shall be and are hereby Impowered to Chuse Such officers 
accordingly. 

In the House of Rep ve8 Nov 1 2 1TG4 

Read three several times and passed to be engross'd. 
Sent up for concurrence S. White Spk r 

In Council Nov r 2, 1764 Read a first time Read a second 
time and passed a concurrence to be engrossed. 

A Oliver Sec r 



The description of the town to be as follows viz 

Beginning at the most northerly part of a Bay called the 
Oven's Mouth ; & from thence to run an East South East 
Course to Damariscotta River ; thence Southwardly down s d 
River to the Sea or Western Ocean, then to run Westerly on 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 383 

the Sea Coast as the Coast lies to the Mouth of Sheepscot 
River, then to run Northerly up Sheepscot River between 
Jeremy Squam Island and Barter's Island to the Cross river 
at the head of s d Barter's Island & from thence over the 
water to the most northerly part of the Oven's Mouth afore- 
said, with all the Islands in Damariscotta River below or to 
the Southward of the first described line &c 



Gov 1 ' Bernard to Earl of Halifax. 

Boston Novem r 9. 1764 
My Lord 

Being apprehensive that very soon, if it is not at present, 
a New Arrangement of New England may be taken into con- 
sideration, I think it is my Duty to make your Lordship 
acquainted with my Sentiments upon this subject. I have 
long had it in my thoughts, having been convinced that the 
present Distribution of the lands between New York & Nova 
Scotia must, sooner or later, be put under new Establish- 
ments. This Business seems only to have waited for a 
proper time ; & probably that time is now come. 

The Country Westward of Boston is sufficiently well 
known : & so is that to the Eastward as far as Casco bay, & 
also in some degree to Kennebeck river, & beyond it, to the 
West side of Penobscot Bay. But further it is but late that 
the Land has been explored; only since the Reduction of 
Quebec, & the submission of the Indians in consequence 
thereof lias made it safe for Englishmen to visit it. And all 
the surveys by actual measure of the Country between 
Penobscot & S 1 Croix that I know of, have been taken by 
my directions, & some of them under my own Eye. 

The DivisioE of New England into Governments of suita- 
ble size & with proper boundaries, is by no means a difficult 



384 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

task, if it was unimbarrast with the politicks, prejudices, & 
humours of the people. These create some apparent difficul- 
ties, but in my opinion, no more that what, Conduct, Perse- 
verance, & Authority will easily get the better of. At pres- 
ent I will waive the consideration of these, and only regard 
the topographical state of the Country, & from thence con- 
clude what would be the most convenient Division of it into 
separate Governments, if the People in general were indiffer- 
ent about it. 

And first I will suppose that the two Republicks of Con- 
necticut & Rhode Island are to be dissolved : Without that 
a New Arrangement of New England would be impracticable 
at least Very imperfect. I will also suppose that it would 
be most agreable to his Majesty that the Government of 
New York should be extended as far as Connecticut river. 
The Dividing Connecticut in this manner will create some 
internal Difficulties, which are obvious to those who know 
the temper & disposition of the people of that Colony. But 
certainly the River Connecticut is the most proper boundary 
to New York: and therefore I will suppose in the New 
Arrangement that River to be the boundary of New York. 

The first province then ( reckoning from the Westward ) 
would be thus composed. That part of the Colony of Con- 
necticut which lies on the East side of the River Connecti- 
cut, all the Colony of Rhode Island, that part of the province 
of Massachusetts Bay lying Westward of Newhampshire, & 
all the Province of Newhampshire. The Breadth of this 
united Province, reckoning by roads, & not by a geographi- 
cal line, would be 160 miles. But by a parallell drawn from 
the Connecticut & the Nichywannock being the two bound- 
ary river it would not be above miles wide. Boston 
would be a very convenient Capital, as it is as much in the 
Centre as can well be. And tho' this would be one of the 
finest provinces in America, It would be so by populousness 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 385 

& close settling, & not by extension of boundaries, which 
would be very sufficiently confined. 

The next province should consist of the Province of 
Maine, & such part of Acadia or the Territory of Sagadehock 
as lies Westward of the River Penobscot, that is all the 
Country between Piscataqua & Penobscot. The length of 
this in a right line along the Coast is about 150 miles ; tho' 
by a geographical paralell between the divisional line at the 
head of Nychiwannock & the river Penobscot It would be 
considerably less, not above miles. The Town of Fal- 

mouth in Cascobay here offers itself as a very proper Capi- 
tal, being (30 miles from Piscataqua, & 90 from Penobscot 
bay. Tins Town is now growing with great rapidity ; it has 
a large trade in Ship building, & is becoming a principal 
Seaport for masts : & if it was made the Seat of a Govern- 
ment, it would soon become worthy of being one. This 
would make a good province, & would show at present the 
middle state of one, between infancy & maturity. 

The third Province would contain the remainder of the 
Territory of Sagadehock with so much of the Continent of 
Nova Scotia as shall be thought proper to add to it: for 
instance, from the River Penobscot to the river St. Johns. 
They would be not less than 180 miles in a strait line, due 
West & East, which is the Course of great part of the Coast. 
This would truly be an infant province, & a very helpless 
one too. The whole of this Tract would at this time have 
been an uninhabited Wast, if it had not been for the efforts 
of the Province of Massachusetts bay about 3 years ago to 
Bettle L3 Townships on the East side of Penobscot, the 
giants of which still want his Majesty's Confirmation, upon 
account of the Provinces title to make sueli grants being 
questioned. In some of these towns there are several Bet- 
a1 a considerable expence; at one particularly, where 
Money and spirit have not been wanted, 60 families, the 



■jr. 



386 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

whole required by the Terms of the grant, are settled at the 
expence of 1000 pounds sterling out of the pockets of 2 or 3 
persons only. Nevertheless I dont believe there are above 
150 families in all these townships, (including the Island of 
Mountdesert where there are at present about 20 families ) 
which together with about 30 families in the bay of Machias, 
who are settled under no Authority at all, make in the 
whole 180 families. All these except 1, 2 or 3 leading men 
in each township, are extremely poor & worth nothing but 
their lot of land, & the miserable dwelling with the little 
clearances they have made upon it. This is a true state of 
the Country between Penobscot & S l Croix, the whole length 
of which I have reconnoitred in person. 

It seems therefore too early to make a separate Govern- 
ment of this Country at present ; tho' it may be Very proper 
even now to make a designation of it, & even to form the 
plan, to be executed when it has a sufficient population. In 
the mean time it may be best to let the parts which are to 
compose this Government be divided by the bounds of Nova 
Scotia ; that is, that Country which lies on the East of S 
Croix to remain to the Government of Nova Scotia, & that 
Country which lies on the West of S l Croix to remain to the 
Government of Main & Sagadehock : And let them be set- 
tled under these respective Governments, untill they have 
acquired a sufficient Number of people to make one of their 
own. As for a Capital, It would be too early to determine 
upon that now : it would be perhaps the best way to let the 
sevral towns advance themselves as they can & then to pick 
& choose among them. At present, for the situation of a 
Capital we should ballance between the Bay of S* Croix ( or 
more properly the bay of Passimaquoddy ) & the Bay of 
Machias. The former I know very well having lived there 
at Anchor 4 days & having had the whole of it to the West- 
ward of the River S* Croix surveyed & planned. The Bay 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 387 

of Machias I know only by report & a sea View of it, not 
being able to go in for want of a pilot who knew it. 

Having gone thro the Topography of the Country, I must 
return to the Westward to take notice of the difficulties, 
which the politicks, prejudices, & humours of the people may 
create there. And these seem all to arise from the bad pol- 
icy of establishing republican forms of Government in the 
British Dominions. It was a strange oversight in Charles 
the second, when Monarchy was restored in Great Britain, 
to confirm the republicks in America. Hence has arisen a 
Notion that The people on one side of a river have a right to 
a greater degree & a different mode of liberty than their fel- 
low subjects on the other side. Hence it probably will be, 
that the Western part of Connecticut will be unwilling to be 
united to New York, & the Province of Main will be unwill- 
ing to be seperated from the Massachusets. But If the 
Form of the Massachusets Government should be so far 
altered as to remove the little remains of its republican cast, 
the Distinction between that & the adjoining Governments 
would be less regarded. As for the Religious Divisions, 
they are become so entirely subservient to politicks, that if 
the Stale of the Government is reformed, & a perfect tolera- 
tion secured, Religion will never give any trouble. 

Your Lordship knows perhaps, that it is my opinion, that 
the most perfect form of Government for a mature American 
Province remains still to be designed. The Desideratum is 
a third legislative power, which shall be, or at least appear 
to be, independent of the King & People. Without this, 
the Constitution of an American Government is not made so 
similar to that of the Mother Country as it is capable of 
being, & therefore hath not received its greatest possible 
perfection. T<> effect this, The Functions of the present 
Council should be separated, & that Body divided into a leg- 
islative Council & a privy Council: the former to he 



388 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

appointed by his Majesty for Life, removeable only for mis- 
demeanours by the Judgement of their own body; the latter 
to be appointed by his Majesty during his pleasure, & to be 
composed of the Members of either house, or of persons 
belonging to neither, as there shall be occasion. 

To show what steadiness such appointments would give 
to a Government, & in what manner & by what means they 
would operate, would exceed the bounds of this letter. It 
is sufficient for the present purpose to say that the Province 
of the Massachusets, united as aforesaid, will afford a fine 
opportunity for trying the experiment; (if a regulation 
founded upon fixed & certain principles & allready fully 
proved & approved can be called an Experiment) as it 
would certainly be an improvement of the Government of 
the Massachusets, whatever it might be to others. It is well 
known that the appointment of the Council by annual Elec- 
tion is a very faulty part of the Government of the Massa- 
chusets It cannot be denied but that to have the Members 
of the middle legislative body removeable at pleasure by the 
people is unconstitutional. But then the people will say 
that it is as unconstitutional for such members to be remove- 
able at pleasure by the King : to answer the purposes of a 
mediating power they should be independent both of King 
& People. If therefore the alteration of the appointment of 
the Council was made in the manner before proposed, The 
Arguments in favour of it would be unanswerable : It might 
be truly said, that thereby, the Form of the Government was 
meliorated upon principles of independence. And yet the 
Crown would receive a considerable accession of strength 
therefrom : but it would be of constitutional strength, such 
as could give no just cause of umbrage to the People. 

But this is not all that is wanting : it will be absolutely 
necessary to establish a certain & sufficient Civil List for the 
support of such officers of the Crown as fall under that 



OF THE STATE OF MA INK 389 

establishment in Great Britain ; that they who hold the reins 
of Government & the ballance of justice, may no way be 
subject to popular influence. And this is wanting, not only 
to make them independent, but to pay them adequately ; the 
appointments in this, & all other Governments where they 
are paid by the people, being scandalously unequal to the 
rank & business of their sevral offices: and this will never 
be remedied but by a superior power. Such an establish- 
ment will not only give firmness to the Governments for the 
future, but will greatly assist the reforming them at present. 
It is now no secret that Honours and Posts of Profit are the 
chief Weights in the Scale which keep the ballance of polit- 
ical power in Equilibration : and It is not too much to say 
that to this influence Great Britain at present owes its very 
being. Why then should not the application of the same 
influence be equally beneficial to America? It certainly 
will : & I will venture to say that the Honours & places of 
profit incidental to a mature Government established upon 
the foregoing principles will be sufficient to support all the 
powers & faculties of it ; & will place the Seat of the Gov- 
ernor ( provided his administration is conducted with some 
prudence, much patience, & a little publick spirit,) upon a 
Rock. 

As to the manner of conducting the new Arrangement of 
these Governments, I shall not presume to offer my thoughts 
upon it, any further than what relates to the part the people 
here are allowed to bear in it. It seems that there are but 
two ways of proceeding, 1, by the King in Council, 2, by the 
King in parliament. In the first Case the Consent of the 
Colonies will be absolutely necessary; in the second Case, 
It will not be necessary, tho' Very expedient. Where it is 
necessary, it will be harder to obtain, & will require perhaps 
a good deal of time as well us some Management. Where it 
is not necessary, it will probably come more easily, will be 



390 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

best conducted in a public manner, & may soon be brought 
to a conclusion. In this last case all that the Provinces & 
Colonies can expect, will be to have the plan laid before 
them, & time given them to make their objections to it. It 
will go down more hardly with the two Colonies: I cannot 
think, if it is anything like what is before proposed, that it 
will meet with much difficulty in this Province, being mani- 
festly greatly for its advantage. 

I have before informed your Lordship that I have taken 
great pains to make myself well acquainted with the Terri- 
tory of Sagadehock. I have made three Voyages thither at 
my own Expence, & this year I went to the Extremity of it, 
to the Bay of S* Croix ; which is 350 miles from Boston. I 
have kept up a continual correspondence with all the Indians 
living in that Territory, & have gained their Confidence by 
means of deeds as well as of Words. Last Winter I pre- 
vailed upon the Assembly to authorize me to employ Survey- 
ors as many as I wanted, for surveying & reconnoitring that 
Country : and by these means I have this Summer done the 
following Works. 

I have sent a party, associated with Indians, from Fort 
Pownall up Penobscot river thro' the river Chaudiere to 
Quebec, who returned part of the way by a different rout 
from what they took going. They made observations for 
drawing plans of both passages by taking the sevral bearings 
& computing the distances & noting the particulars of land 
& Water. The same party afterwards went from Fort Pow- 
nall thro' the river Sebesticook to Fort Halifax on Kenne- 
beck, & took observations as before. Another party took a 
survey of the Bay of Passimaquoddy with the Islands 
therein as far as the Mouth of S l Croix & some few miles 
beyond it ; & also went up the rivers S* Croix & Passima- 
quoddy for about 15 miles each. Afterwards part of the 
same party associated with Indians went up the River Passi- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 391 

maquoddy to the head of the West branch, & thence thro' a 
multitude of lakes to the river Penobscot about 70 miles 
above Fort Pownall & down the river to the Fort ; & took 
all necessary observations for a plan. This last passage 
together with that from Fort Pownall to Fort Halifax, make 
an inland line from passimaquoddy to Kennebeck, not less 
than 300 miles in length. I have also run a line from Fort 
Pownall to George's River, being the most easterly settle- 
ment on that side of Penobscot, & have had an horse-road 
cut thro' the whole, being the length of 50 miles : this addi- 
tion makes a clear land passage from Boston to Fort Pow- 
nall, which will be soon continued, whenever the Settlements 
on the East side of Penobscot shall be allowed to be 
improved. 

At Sea I have had two parties of Surveyors employed all 
this Summer in surveying the Islands on the East Side of 
Penobscot Bay, called the Fox Islands, which are very 
numerous, & some of them considerably large. They have 
also connected those Islands with the Continent by trigo- 
nometrical lines, by which means, & by the survey of the 
Sea Coast in the laying out the 12 Townships granted by 
this Province, We shall have a regular Chart of all the Sea 
Coast for near 50 miles East of Penobscot. In the mean 
time there has been another party of Surveyors, being the 
fifth employed this Summer, engaged in running inland lines 
thro' & above the said townships, by which the rivers & 
principal inland waters will be made known. After this 
there will be only wanting the Sea Coast between the East 
end of the 12 townships into the Bay of Passiinaquoddy, 
which is about 70 or 80 miles more, to compleat the survey 
of the whole Coast between the rivers Penobscot & S l Croix ; 
which would have been an easy Summer's Work, if I could 
go on with it ; But this must be deferred untill the designa- 
tion of the Country is determined : as I cannot now ask our 
Assembly for more money for this business. 



392 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

It will be the work of great part of this Winter to get all 
these Surveys protracted, & copies of them made : the first I 
can get properly finished, I shall transmit to your Lordship 
together with more particular accounts of the Country thro' 
which these routs have been made. And I shall at the same 
time, as I do now, make an offer of my best Services for the 
settling & improving this great Wast, whether it shall be 
allowed to be within my Government or not. 

I am, with great respect, My Lord, your Lordships, Most 
obedient & most humble Servant, 

Fra Bernard 



Letter to Jasper Manduit, Agent 

Boston 27 th November 1764. 
Sir 

The Massachusetts government has been so unfortunate in 
all their controversies about boundaries that we have but 
little courage in undertaking the defence of any of our lines 
however plain the. justice of our cause may appear to us. 

A dispute had long subsisted between the Colony of Mas- 
sachusetts and the heirs of Mason who claimed the Province 
of New Hampshire. At length in 1677 it was determined 
by K. Charles the 2 d in Council that the Massachusetts 
boundary should extend three miles north of Merrimack 
river as far as the river went, and then a line would run 
West to the extent of their limits. Until then the Massa- 
chusetts had exercised jurisdiction over the whole Province 
of New Hampshire but afterwards supposed themselves 
bound by this determination. The river Merrimack was 
known at that time to extend to Winnepeseaukee lake as 
fully as it is at present. The whole of the Massachusetts 
Colony was expressly included in the new charter to the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 393 

Massachusetts Province in 1691 when this settlement was 
fresh in the mind of the ministry. Notwithstanding this 
the Province of New Hampshire, it was determined by 
determination, in the year 1738, upon a new claim set up by 
his late Majesty in Council that the line of the Massachu- 
setts Province should run no farther upon the river Merri- 
mack than to Patucket falls and the west line to begin upon 
a parallel with them and to run &c a This cut off more 
than half the river and a large tract of Country great part of 
which had been granted to private persons most of whom 
were deprived of their property, as well as the government 
of it's jurisdiction. This however it was necessary to submit 
to. A war with French and Indians coming on soon after 
M r Shirley the then Governor before he removed the garrison 
from a Block house called Fort Dummer west of Connecticut 
river desired the governor of New Hampshire to place a 
sufficient garrison there but he declined it, and upon repre- 
sentation made to the ministry, His late Majesty's royal 
order was sent to this Province recommending to the Assem- 
bly to make Provision for the continuance of a garrison at 
that fort and assuring them that New Hampshire should 
reimburse the expence or otherwise that an equivalent in 
territory should be assigned to this Province. The govern- 
ment thereupon continued the garrison for several Years and 
disbursed large sums for the pay and support thereof and of 
other Forces employed in the defence and protection of that 
part of the Country which had been taken from the Province. 
The account of this expence was prepared and transmitted 
to England but has lain many years without any considera- 
tion nor could we ever hear of any reason for the neglect 
besides a suggestion of the Agent of New Hampshire that 
this fort was a place of no importance and that M r Shirley 
had misrepresented the case, a suggestion which if it had 
been true as we suppose it was not yet ought not to affect 



394 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the government seeing the provision they made was in con- 
sequence of the Royal order which did not leave it to their 
discretion whether it was expedient to comply with it or not. 

Rhode Island encouraged by the success of New Hampshire 
set up a new claim upon the South boundary of the Massa- 
chusetts and applied to his late Majesty that Commissioners 
might be appointed to determine it. Their request was soon 
granted and four or five gentlemen of New York with which 
Province the Massachusetts was then in controversy were of 
the number and although a few Years before Rhode Island 
made pretence only to a small gore of land a corner of a 
township yet the Commissioners now established a line never 
before thought of which cut off from this Province half a 
dozen of the best towns which had been deemed part of the 
colony of New Plymouth and jurisdiction had been exercised 
over them as such above an hundred years. — 

Connecticut had settled a line with this Province in 1713. 
Four towns planted by Massachusetts People fell within 
Connecticut but by Agreement, at the desire of the inhabi- 
tants were to remain under the jurisdiction of the Massachu- 
setts, and for the property an equivalent was given to 
Connecticut in lands which that government received and 
Sold and put the money into their Treasury. Notwithstand- 
ing this in the year 1748 when the taxes of this Province 
were much higher than those of Connecticut the inhabitants 
of these four towns revolted and applied to Connecticut to 
receive them which they accordingly did in violation of a 
solemn agreement to the contrary. 

Instead of any compulsory measures which might have been 
attended with ill consequences, the governor of that colony 
having intimated that the People would stand upon their 
defence it was thought most adviseable to make humble 
application to his Majesty for his Royal order to that gov- 
ernment to forbear any further exercise of jurisdiction over 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 395 

those towns, and we have ever since been encouraged that 
so reasonable a request could not fail of being granted and 
yet it has lain fourteen or fifteen years without our being 
able to obtain any determination. — 

New York having from time to time extended their grants 
upon the lands of this Province obtained a very favorable 
report of the board of trade which cut off from this Prov- 
ince several hundred persons who presumed they had settled 
within the bounds of it. We thought it a hard case for us, 
and yet even this was excepted to by New York before the 
King in Council and it has lain several Years without a final 
determination, and we are lately informed that the Agent 
for tiiat Province is now endeavouring to have all the pro- 
ceedings set aside and Commissioners appointed to hear and 
determine the controversy upon the Spot. 

The whole Province of Nova Scotia is expressly included 
within the charter of this Province. The great difficulty of 
defending a Country so remote from our center made it a 
lesser hardship than otherwise it would have been for the 
Crown to take it from us after Peace of Utrecht and to settle 
a distinct government there ; but for the Country between 
the Ri\ers Kennebeck and S l Croix we have been at contin- 
ual expence in defending it, never imagining our right of 
jurisdiction and our right of granting the Property condition- 
ally would ever be disputed, and yet as soon as that Country 
is freed from the danger of Enemies our title both to juris- 
diction and property as to great part of that Country is 
questioned and all our grants made in order to forward the 
settlement of it arc disapproved. — 

This is a true state of our case. Notwithstanding all these 
discouragements we are bound in faithfulness to our trust to 
go on, as long as there shall be any room left for it, defend- 
ing oui cause and preventing if possible this Province which 
formerly was one of the first from being made the last in 
rank and importance of any of his Majesty's Colonies. — 



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We do not know what evidence can be transmitted to you 
in defence of the lines which still remain controverted 
further than what you are already possessed of. The 
printed states of our title as it respects New York, Connecti- 
cut and Nova Scotia we think cannot be answered. The 
documents to support our allegations have been sent prop- 
erly authenticated except those historical facts Which from 
the nature of them can be no otherwise evidenced than by 
the general credit they have obtained among mankind of all 
nations. In general, if any new difficulties be started as to 
either of the Governments which you are not able to remove 
we desire you to move for time to communicate them to us 
as we do not doubt we shall be able to give further satisfac- 
tion.--- For the territory east of Kennebeck we suppose 
Lord Sterling's claim is over as we hear nothing lately said 
about it and indeed it never had the least foundation. Nor 
can we well conceive what exception can be taken to our 
title under the limitations in the charter. We know that 
none of our grants will be of any validity without the Royal 
confirmation. Our principal view in making grants of the 
townships was the cultivating and improving His Majesty's 
dominions which otherwise must remain a Wilderness and 
can be in no respect beneficial to the nation. We should be 
glad to be informed whether the exception be to our right to 
originate any grants, or whether it be to the particular 
grants either as to the Persons to whom the townships were 
granted, the conditions of the grants or to any other matter 
either in point of form or substance. If there be any pros- 
pect of the grants obtaining his Majesty's Confirmation we 
doubt not the General Court will do everything proper on 
their part in order to promote the settlement of so consider- 
able a part of the Province. By a proper application for 
that purpose you will no doubt be able to satisfy yourself 
and as upon these points. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 397 

The People of Connecticut for many Years past have had 
but little expectation of finally holding the revolted towns 
and the inhabitants of the towns or a great part of them are 
well enough disposed to return. We should be glad to be 
informed what the obstacles are which prevent the success 
of the application so long since made by this government. 

It will be extremely disagreeable to us to engage again on 
this side the water in the controversy with New York especially 
to submit the decision of it Commissioners to whose char- 
acters and connections we are altogether strangers. We are 
sure it will be expected by the General Court that you 
should oppose in all the ways you are permitted to do it, the 
issuing of such a Commission for although the report of the 
Board of trade was much more unfavorable for us than we 
expected, having never imagined that New York would be 
allowed more than twelve miles from the River yet we had 
rather submit to this unexpected line than to open the con- 
troversy anew, perhaps the rumor spread by the New York 
People concerning such an intended Commission may be 
without sufficient grounds. 

As for our demand upon New Hampshire it has been so 
long suspended that we suppose one of the alternatives the 
assigning us part of that Province is now impracticable most 
if not all their lands being granted away; the other being a 
reimbursement of the expence of this government, we have 
no way of obtaining except by a Royal Order for that pur- 
pose. It is certain that the inducement to advance so large 
a Sum was a Royal promise that in one way or the other a 
full recompence should be made for it. 

The line with Connecticut as settled between the two gov- 
ernments in 1713 having been perambulated by Commission- 
ers in 1 ~'-\ \ we think it necessary to send you a copy of this 
perambulation it having been taken notice of in the State of 
tin- Case formerly sent you. It will undoubtedly be of use 



398 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

if the Colony of Connecticut shall persist in their claim to 
jurisdiction. A copy of the vote of the General Court 
authorizing us to correspond with you we shall also send 
under the same cover. We are S r 

Your very humble Servants 



To his Excellency Francis Barnard Esq r Captain General 
and Commander in Cheife in and over his Majesties 
Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England &c. 
To the Hon ble his Majesties Council, And the Hon ble 
House of Representatives in General Court Assembled 
the Day of A D 1764 

The Pettition of John Bezune and Margret his Wife ( said 
Margret being Daughter to Henry Harmson late of Marble- 
head Dec d ) And Stephen Chapman Guardeen to three Grand 
children of the said Henry Harmson Humbly Sheweth 

That the said Henry Harmson did in his life Time ( some 
short time before his Death ) Purchase of Thomas Bartlet of 
said Marblehead, (for a Considerable Sum of Money) All 
his Right, Title and Property in and to a Township Granted 
by this Hon ble Court in the year 1734 To Sixty of the Inhab- 
itants of said Marblehead & laid Out on the Back of the 
Towns of Falmouth and North-Yarmouth in the County of 
Cumberland : of the Which, said Thomas Bartlet was one of 
the Original Granttees. And in the first Division of home 
Lots Drew N° 25 : Soon after Which he sold said Right or 
Grant as aforesaid. And from that time to this, the Said 
Henry Harmson and his Descendants has paid all the Taxes 
or Dues laid on said Right, For clearing of Roads, Building 
of Bridges, laying out future Divisions, Setleing and main- 
taining of Ministers : And all other Charges ariseing for the 
performing the Conditions laid on said Grant, by this Hon ble 
Court (which is now perfected) all which time the said 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 399 

Thomas Bartlet never concerned himself with the Premises. 
And on the Division of the Real Estate of the said Henry 
Harmson Pursuant to the Order and Commision of the Judge 
of Probates for the County of Essex, the said Right or pur- 
chase was Sett off to us the Said Margret and the said Grand- 
children as part of the said Real Estate ( although at that 
time the Deed of said Purchase could not be found ) Pre- 
suming it was in the Registers office in the County of York: ) 

But on further inquiry, and lately Searching at said Reg- 
isters office after said Deed, it Could not be found, nor any 
record thereof. ( it is Presumed that it is either Mislaid or 
Lost ) and cannot at present be found. 

And the said Thomas Bartlet Departing this Life about 
Six Years Since and leaveing Several Children some of them 
being in their Minority whereby a Quit claim cannot be 
obtained from them. 

We therefore Humbly Pray that Your Excellency and 
Hon" Would be pleased to take this Our Pettition under 
Your Mature Consideration, and Confirm the said Grant ( of 
Thomas Bartlet) unto the said Henry Harmson, his Heirs 
and Assigns for ever, any former Grant to the Contrary Not- 
withstanding. 

And Your Petitioners as in Duty Bound Shall Ever pray 

John Bezune 
Margret X Bezune's 

mark 

In the House of Rep ve8 Oct r 23 1764 

Read and Ordered that the Pet™ serve the Heirs of Thomas 
Bartlett with a copy of this Pet" that they Shew cause if any 
they have on the second Wednesday of the next Session of 
this Court, why the prayer thereof should not be granted 
Srnt up for concurrence S: White S[»k r 

In Council Oct 1 25, 1764. Read and Concurred. 

A Oliver Sec r 



400 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In Council Jan y 19, 1765 Read again, and it appearing to 
the Board That the heirs of Tho s Bartlet within mentioned 
have been prevented by some mistake in the Affair, giving 
in an Answer to this Petition. 

Ordered That John Choate Esq r with Such as the hon le 
House shall join be a Committee to take the same under 
consideration, hear the Parties and report. 

Sent down for concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ves Feb y 9 1765 

Read and concur'd and Col Powell and Col Bourn are 

Joyned 

James Otis Speak 1 pro Tempore 

In Council 9 lh Feb y 1765. Read and Concurred and James 
Otis Esq, is appointed in the room of John Choate Esq, who 
is absent. 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep™ Feb ry 9 1765 

Read and concur'd James Otis Speak r pro Tempore 



Report of Committee. 1765. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of John 
Beznne and Margaret his Wife, and Stephen Chapman 
Guardian to three of the Grand children of Henry Harmson 
Deceased, have met and considered the same : and find the 
Facts set forth therein to be true : 

And whereas it appears the said Henry and Successors 
( and not the said Thomas Bartlett or his Heirs ) have ful- 
filled the Orders of the General Court for thirty Years last 
past, relative to the bringing forward y e Settlement of the 
said Town of Windham, and wholly compleated the same, 
( so far as respects the Right said to be sold the said 
Harrison by the said Bartlet : 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 401 

The Committee, therefore, are of the Opinion, That the 
Prayer of said Petition be granted, and that the Grant made 
to the said Thomas Bartlet is become void, as he never did 
any one Thing towards fulfilling the same ; and that the 
Share of Lands in said Town intended for said Bartlet ( on 
Conditions ) be, and hereby is confirmed unto the Heirs and 
Assigns of the said Henry Harmson for ever, who with his 
Heirs have fulfilled the Conditions of said Grant. 

All which is humbly submitted, 

James Otis g order 

In Council Feb y 12, 1765 Read and Accepted — And it 
appearing that Thomas Bartlett one of the original Grantees 
of the Township now called Windham hath never done any- 
thing towards fulfilling the Conditions of the Grant upon 
which his Right or Share therein was to have been confirmed 
to him. It is hereby ordered that the Share of Lands in the 
said Town intended, on certain conditions, to have been for 
the said Bartlett be, and it hereby is confirmed to the Heirs 
and Assigns of the said Henry Harmson forever ; the said 
Henry Harmson & his Heirs having fulfilled the Conditions 
upon which the said Grant was made, on the right of the said 
Tho 8 Bartlet, who as is alledged in the said Petition had sold 
the same to him — 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver See 1 

In the House of Rep ves Feb* 22 d 1765 

Read and concur'd S : White Spk r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Petition of sundry Inhabitants of the First Parish in 
Scarborough. 

Province <>f lli<; Massachusets bay To His Excellency 
Francis Barnard Ksq r Captain General and Governour in 

26 



402 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Chief in and over his Majesties s d Province To the Hon- 
ourable his Majesties Council and to the Honourable 
House of Representitives In the Great and General Court 
A ssembled 

The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the first Parish in 
the Town of Scarborough In the County of Cumberland 
Humbly Sheweth That Your petitioners has for upwards of 
Five Years Past been Deprived of a Gospel Minister. And 
the parishioners Ever since been in Great Divisions and Con- 
tentions about Getting Another Minister Although we have 
had Several Worthy Candidates upon Tryal with us Could 
not get one Settled because there is a party among us would 
compel whoever Settles with us to Joyn in Fellowship with 
one M r Clark a Lay Minister of a Neighbouring Parish. In 
opposition to the Rest of the ministry of the Land, and as 
they Could not get one to Settle on those Terms, and in 
Expectation of being fined for want of one, They made 
application to the Presbiterey [ to ] Send one, Who very 
Readily Sent one M r Peirce, Whom a Majority Very Sud- 
denly & Rashly after Two or Three times hearing him, 
choose to be their Minister, and Voted [ to ] alter the Church 
Goverment, and Invest it in the power [ of ] Three or four 
Men. The Presbetery being Sundenly ordain'd Orclaind him 
at Newbury and Sent him to be A Minister in this Place 
although a Considerable number Sent Up to desire that it 
might not be done Since Which we think the Said M r Peirce 
does not behave himself as A Minister of the Gospel ought 
to do in his Cariage and behaviour. They are also Distrain- 
ing & Compelling us to pay Taxes against our minds to Sup- 
port him which makes very Great Trouble Among us. We 
also find it will be very Difficult to get any Disorder Settled 
by The Presbetery by A Late Instance of A Church to the 
Eastward of us to Settle A Disorder there of the Same 
Nature as is among us, and also by their Late Votes Con- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



403 



cernino- us. Now your Petitioners Would Intreat Your 
Excellency & Honours, that they may Not be deprived of 
the Other Privilidges of the Parish and Set off to the Sec- 
ond Parish in said Scarborough, and not be compelled to pay 
any thing towards the Settlement or Support of the said M r 
Peirce or any charge thereof and that what they have taken 
from Us may be Restored although we are over Ruld by a 
Larger Majority of People though not So in porportion in 
Estate & that we may if possible be Retreav'd from those 
disorders or hi any Other way your Excellency & Honours 
as in Your great Wisdom shall See meet & Your petitioners 
as in Duty bound shall Ever pray &c. 
Peter Libbee W m Tompson 

Kezia Libbee Abr m Clark 

Abraham Tyler Eben Prout 
Joseph Ring 

Nathanel Libbey 
Joshua Small 
Elisha Libby 



George Meserve 

I M c Keny 
Samuel Goodwin 
Sam 11 March 



Alex. Kirkwood 
Israel Cloke 
John Radman 
John Gilford 

( Jo Prout & att y 
) to Timothy Prout 



Instructions to Capt. Gideon Smith April 20, 176'") . 

By his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq Capt" General 
and Governor in Chief in and over his Majestys Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England and Vice Admiral 
of the Same. 

Instructions to be observed by Gideon Smith Master of 
the Schooner Thankful bound for the Gulph of S l Lawrence 
and the Streights of Bellisle. 

Having upon application made to me for that purpose, 
granted You License to cany OD a Trade with the, Indians 
under his Majestys Protection for a term not exceeding six 
months from the date hereof; and you having given bond 



404 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

in all things to conform to such regulations as are or shall 
be prescribed to You by his Majesty or his Commissaries for 
the benefit of the said Trade ; and also that You will not 
trade with the Norridgewalk or Penobscot Indians or any 
other Indians residing on or frequenting the Rivers Kenne- 
bec or Penobscot or usualty trading with the Provincial 
Truck houses established on the said rivers — 

You are to consider the forementioned Conditions of your 
Bond as Instructions to You for the carrying on the said 
Indian Trade ; and You are to treat such Indians with whom 
You may carry on any Trade or Dealings with that Justice, 
good faith and kindness as may conciliate them to his Majes- 
tys Government and serve to fix them in their obedience and 
subjection to it. 

Given under my hand at Boston the twentieth day of 
April 1765. In the Fifth Year of his Majestys Reign. 

Copy of Instructions rec d from his Excell y Gov r Bernard. 

Gideon Smith 



Grorham, Petition 1765. 

To his Excellency Francis Barnard Esq 1 Cap* General and 
Governour in Chief in and Over his Majesties Province of 
the Massachusets Bay in New England, The Honourable His 
Majesties Council and House of Representatives in General 
Court Assembled 

The Petition of the select men of Gorham in the name and 
in behalf of the Inhabitants of said Town Humbly sheweth, 
That being in expectation of being incorporated into a Town 
last May Sessions of the Great and General Court of this 
Province, in Consequence of which we in our Annual Meet- 
ing in 1764 thought it expedient to defer the Choice of 
Assessors Collector &c till the Act of Incorporation should 
be Obtained which we hop d would not be Long and there- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 405 

fore adjourned our March Meeting to a future Day, which 
unhappy Mistake incapacitated us to make any Choice at all 
so that the Last years Province Tax remains uncolected, 
which we are very unable to pay in as much as we have been 
great sufferers by fires Drought and severe frost Last Year 
that Numbers of families in this Place are in extreme want 
of bread Moreover we are on the Point of settleing a Good 
Minister which will we trust be to universal acceptance both 
in this Place and all around us, the charge whereof will be a 
very heavy burden on our shoulders. Your Petitioners 
therefore Humbly pray That the Province Tax of 1764 may 
be Abated or remitted And Your Petitioners as in Duty 
bound shall ever pray 
Gorham May 20 1765 

Briant Morton \ Selectmen 
Benj a Skilling > of 

Amos Whitney / Gorham 

In the House of Rep ve8 June 20 1765 

Read and Ordered that the Province Tax laid on Gorham 
for the Year 1765 be superseded- And that the same be 
added to their Province Tax in the Year 1766 and the Treas- 
urer is directed not to Issue his Execution ag l said Town in 
the mean time 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Jme 20, 1765 Read & Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Bond. 1765. 

Know All Men by these presents 

That we Henry Young Brown of Canterbury in the Prov- 
ince of X*:\v Hampshire in New England Esquire Joseph Fry 



406 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of Anclover in the County of Essex in the Province of the 
Massachusetts bay in New England aforesaid Esquire and 
Richard Saltonstall of Haverhill in the County of Essex 
Aforesaid Esquire are Holden and Stand firmly Bound and 
Obliged unto Harrison Gray of Boston in the County of 
Suffolk in the Province of Massachusetts bay Aforesaid 
Treasurer 'and Receiver General of the said Province of 
Massachusetts bay in the full and just Sum of Two Thousand 
Pounds Lawfull Money of the same Province of Massachu- 
setts bay to be paid unto the said Harrison Gray Treasurer 
as Aforesaid or his Successor in the said office to and for the 
Use of the said Province of Massachusetts bay to the which 
payment well and truly to be made we Bind ourselves our 
Heirs Executors and Administrators Jointly and severally in 
the whole and for the whole firmly by these Presents Sealed 
with our Seals. Dated the Sixteenth day of February Anno 
Domini one thousand seven hundred and Sixty five And in 
the Fifth Year of His Majesty King George The Thirds reign. 
The Conditions of the above written Obligation are Such 
That Whereas the Great and General Court of the Province 
of the Massachusetts bay at their Sessions in January 1764 
Granted unto the Above bounden Henry Young Brown Lib- 
erty to Lay out a Township of the Contents of Six Miles 
Square in some Place on each or either side of Saco River 
Above Col Frys Purchase where it might not Interfere with 
any former Grant And Whereas the said Township has been 
Laid out Conformable to said Grant and a Plat thereof 
returned to the General Court of the said Province of Massa- 
chusetts bay who have Accepted thereof and have on the 
Seventh day of June Anno Domini 1764 Confirmed the same 
Township to him the said Henry Young Brown and his Heirs 
and Assigns forever on Condition that he gave Bond with 
Sufficient Security to the Province Treasurer or his Successor 
to Settle the same with fifty nine good Families, each of which 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 407 

in the Term of Six Years from the date of said Grant, to have 
Built a good House of Twenty feet by Eighteen, and Seven 
feet Stud, and have Cleared for Pasturage or Tillage Seven 
acres each, and that they Also out of the said Township 
Grant one Sixty fourth part to the first Protestant Minister 
duly Settled there, one Sixty fourth part for the Use of the 
Ministry forever two Sixty four parts for the Use of Harvard 
College, and one Sixty fourth part for the use of the School 
forever within the said Town and shall within Ten Years 
have a Protestant Minister Settled among them. 

If therefore the within Bounden Henry Young Brown his 
heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall Grant one 
Sixty fourth part of the said Township to the first Protestant 
Minister duly Settled the one sixty fourth part thereof for 
the use of the Ministry forever, two Sixty four parts for the 
use of Harvard College and one Sixty fourth part for the use 
of the School forever within said Township and shall within 
the Space of five Years from the date of said Grant Settle the 
said Township with Fifty nine good Familys each of which 
in that Term shall have Built a good House of twenty feet 
by Eighteen and Seven feet Stud and have Cleared for Pas- 
turage or Tillage Seven Acres each and shall also within Ten 
Years from the Date of said Grant have a Protestant Minis- 
ter Settled there Then the Aforewritten Obligation shall be 
Void otherwise shall remain in full force. 

Henry Young Brown Seal 



Signed Sealed & Deliv d in 


Joseph Frye 


Seal 


p r sence of 


Rich* 1 Saltonstall 


Seal 


Jonathan Bagly 






Josiah Wolcott 







Answer of First Parish in Scarborough. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay To His Excellency 
Francis Barnard Esq 1 Captain Gene 1 and Governor in 



408 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Chief in and Over his Majesty - Said Province To the 
Honourable his Majestys Councel and House of Represen- 
tatives in General Court Assembled the 29 th Day of May 
1765 — 

The Inhabitants of the First Parish in Scarborough in the 
County of Cumberland in Answer to a Petition Exhibited to 
this Honour ble Court in Feb ry Last by Twenty one Persons 
who Call themselves Inhabitants of Said Parish Humbly 
Sheweth 

That had the Petitionrs been So Honest as to have Set 
forth in their Petition or Complaint in a True Light your 
Respondants would have had less to Say in Answer to it 
The Petitioners Say they have been Deprived of a Gospel 
Minister upward of five years past That was not in the 
Power of the Parish to avoid In Answer to that we would 
observe it pleased God in his holy Providence to Remove 
the Minister of the Parish by Death upwards of five years 
Since but the said Parish as soon as they Could Sought after 
Another Minister and being advised to a young Gentleman 
at a Distance wrote to him and waited a Considerable time 
for him but at last had an answer we Could not have him 
but in the mean time we hired a Gentlemen to Preach for 
us who had been a Settled Minister before but he being 
advanced in years we thought it not adviseable to Settle him 
but Still the Parish was in Pursute after another which 
accationed Great Expences having a Great Distance to jour- 
ney time after time at Length having had three or four 
young Candedates upon Probation one after another three of 
which had a Clear Call both by Church & Parish but all 
Refused to Settle but for what reason is unknown to us So 
that the Petitioners Saying the Parish would Compell who- 
ever Settled with us to Joyne in Fellowship with M r Clark 
is Groundless and false for the Parish knew very well that 
neither of the three would in case they did Settle with us 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 409 

Notwithstanding the whole Body of the People agreed in the 
Call of Each of the three not one hand against either of the 
three — The Petitioners go on and Say that the majority 
very Suddenly and Rashly after two or three times hearing 
him meaning as we Supose M r Peirce Chose him to be their 
Minister and that the Presbitary Suddenly ordained him at 
Newbury In Answer M r Peirce Came to the Parish about 
the Twelfth or Thirteenth of Augus" 1762 and was ordained 
the latter part of November. Following the reason why m r 
Peirce was so soon Called and Settled was Because the 
Church had been So long without the Ordanances of the 
Gospel which was two or three years and the People was so 
well Satisfied in him that they ware Desireous to have - Set- 
tled as soon as might be and reason that the Minister was 
Ordained at Newbury was because it was so late in the Year 
as November the Presbittery Could not Come Down to Scar- 
borough at that Season of the year otherwise it must be put 
off till another year which the Church and People ware not 
Willing too The Petitioners Say that M r Peirce doth not 
behave him self as a minister of the Gospel ought to in his 
Carrage & behavour. 

Answer that it is well known that a man in the Midest of 
his Enemies Must be very upright Otherwise they take all 
accations against him and will overlook no failing at all in 
him — The Petitioners Pray your Excellency and Honours 
they may not be Deprived of the Other Priviledges of the 
Parish and be Set off to the Second Parish in Scarborough 
their Seems to be Something in their Prayer we Do not 
understand what they mean by not being Deprived of their 
Other Priviledges in the First Parish wheither they mean in 
attending the Pnblick Worship of God in the First Parish 
that the most of them or their Families do and have done 
ever Since M r Peirce Came into the Parish or wheither they 
mean to Retain their Priviledges as Voters in the First I'm- 



410 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ish if that be what they mean that would be a Priviledge 
Beyond what we Can Conceive of and Must be Voters in 
both Parishes and if so they may be hurtfull to the First 
Parish in Opposeing the Parish in Supporting the Minister 
in case they ware able or thereby Lay Burdings on the Par- 
ish when they paid no part of it themselves — 
Therefore your Respondants Pray that if the Petitionrs must 
be set off they may not remaine Voters in the First Parish 
Your Respondants would observe that the Petitioners all 
that ware Voters Except two viz 1 William Tompson & 
Joshua Small acted and Voted as freely in Calling and 
Settleing M r Peirce as any in the Parish and it seems 
Strange to us they should have the face to ask to be freed 
from Supporting him Several of the Petitioners are Tenants 
and have no Estates in the Parish nor no where Else that 
we know of and others of them only Single Poles But in 
the whole we are but a Small Parish when altogather and if 
part be Set off we know not how the rest Can Support A 
minister at all — 

Therefore your Respondants Pray your Excellency and 
Honours to take this our Answer under your Wise Consid- 
eration and Dismiss their Petition and your Respondants as 
in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray &c 
Sam 11 Small I 

Reuben Fogg I Committ f of the Fir ^ 

Solomon Bragdon j Parish in Scaiborou g h 



Petition of Proprietors of Cox Hall. 1765. 

To his Excellency Francis Barnard Esq 1 Captain General 
and Governour in and over his Majestys Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay and To the Honourable his Majestys 



OP THE STATE OF MAINE 411 

Council and House of Representatives in General Court 
assembled the Twenty ninth Day of May 1765 Humbly Shew 

The Proprietors of a Tract of Land in the County of York 
called Cox Hall about Four Miles wide & Six Miles long 
being Forty two ( in Number ) viz Benjamin Jones Ebenezer 
Ellingwood Michael Farley W m Bakers Heirs John and 
Thomas Masten John Low Samuel Harris Benjamin Cleaves 
Jun r Joshua Cleaves John Chipman Stephen Whipples Heirs 
Francis Goodhue John Kinsman John Baker Nathanel Conant 
Jacob Brown, Wiglesworth & Tupper John Jones 
Dodge John Fellows Nathan Smith Richard Walker Heirs, 
William Brown Nathan Brown Jun r John Higginson Daniel 
Standifords Heirs Jonathan Low Nath 1 Low David 
Heirs Robert Lords Heirs W m Jones And w Woodbury John 
Harris Ichabod Woodman Jacob Toppans Heirs Abraham 
Tilton Francis Burnum Samuel Brown Moses Titcomb & 
Jacob Thorndike 

That they are Extreamly desirous of brining forward a 
Settlement of said Tract that it may be beneficial to the 
Community but upon a Carful View of it find a Great part 
of it so barren and Rocky That it is almost useless for Most 
Purposes And They find that they shall be unable to Com- 
pass their Ends unless they can have some other Lands 
Annexed thereto And Inasmuch as there is a Tract of Prov- 
ince Lands about Two Miles wide adjoining to the North 
West side of said Tract not within the bounds of any Town 
or Place Your Petitioners Humbly pray That your Excel- 
lency and Honours in order to help forward the purposes 
aforesaid Will be pleas' 1 to Grant or Sel__ to Your Petitioners 
id Tract of Province Land to be equally divided among 
them in Forty Two shares over and above those Shares 
Which your Excellency & Honours shall please to be ordered 
to be Reserved for Publick Uses They also pray That your 
lency & Honours Will place your Pet" under such 



412 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Regulations as will compel them to bring on a Speedy Settle- 
ment of said Lands — 

And whereas Divers of Your Petitioners viz Benjamin 
Jones David Titcomb John Thorndike Samuel Harris John 
Low Moses Titcomb And w Woodbury Stephen Whipples 
Heirs John Harris Daniel Standifords Heirs Abraham Tilton 
Thomas Masten John Chipman Nath 1 Conant John Kinsman 
John Jones & Nathan Brown & Michael Farley hold Rights 
in said Tract which were sold at Vendue for the Nonpayment 
of Taxes Assessed on them Legally to pay for the Division 
of the same but it so happened that those Rights were divided 
& Drawn before such sale so that a Doubt hath Arisen 
whether such sale be Legal Your Petitioners further pray 
that your Excellency & Honours would be pleasd to Confirm 
to your Petitioners that hold as last mentioned the Land so 
purchased as aforesaid in as full and Ample manner as if 
such Rights had not been Divided and Drawn as aforesaid 
before their sale And Your Petitioners as in Duty bound 
shall ever pray 

In the Name & by order of the Prop" 

John Chipman 
John Baker 



At a Meeting Lawfully warned and held in Falmouth on 
the 10th Day of June 1765 By the proprietors of the town- 
ship N° 6. Laid out to the Eastward of mount Desert River 
and in their 2 d Article Voted that there be a Petition Pro- 
vided to send to the General Court to pray the Court to 
Renew the Grant of the township, also to give the Proprie- 
tors Power to sell those Proprietors Rights that have not 
Paid their part of the charges that has arisen or to Direct us 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 413 

what we shall do and that Daniel Merritt be the Person to 
Provide the Petition in Behalf of the Proprietors 

Daniel Merritt I fl „ 

\ s a Proprietors 

At a meeting Lawfully Warned held in Falmouth on the 
11 th day of June 1765 By the Proprietors of the township 
N° 5 Laid out to the Eastward of Mount Desert River and 
in thier 2 d article Voted that thier be a petition Provided to 
send to the General Court to pray the Court to Renew the 
Giants of the township also to Give the proprietors power to 
Sell those Proprietors Rights that have not paid thier part of 
The Charges that has Arisen or to Direct us what we shall 
do and that Sam 11 Webb be the Person to Provide the Peti- 
tion in Behalf of the Proprietors 

Sam- Webb } Cle ; k to . . 

) said proprietors 

At a meeting lawfully wam'd & held in falmouth on the 

11th day of June 1765 By the Proprietors of the township 

No 4 Laid out to the eastward of mount desert River and in 

their 2 d Article Voted that there be a Petition provided to 

scwd to the general Court, to pray the court to Renew the 

Grants of the township; also to give the proprietors power 

to sell those proprietors Rights that have not paid their part 

of charges that has arisen or to direct us what we shall do ; 

& that Peter Woodbery be the Person to Provide the petition 

in Behalf of the proprietors — 

Clerk to 

s d proprietors 



Peter Woodbary ( 



Petition. 176o. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq r Governor in 
Cli'<-f in & over his Majesties Province of the Massachusetts 



414 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Bay and Vice Admiral of the same ; and the Honourable his 
majesties Council and house of Representatives in General 
Court Assembled 1765 

The Petition of the Proprietors of the townships Number 
four : five & six Laid out to the Eastward of mount desert or 
Union River. — 

Whereas it Pleased your Excellency and Honours in Coun- 
cil in January the 27 th 1764 to Grant unto us the three above 
mentioned townships which we Humbly thank your Excel- 
cency & Honours for : and as your Excellency and honours 
was Pleased to give your Petitioners Eighteen months time 
to get his majesties approbation ; and if we did not obtain 
the same (in that time); then those grants to be Void &c ; 
and the time being almost Expired & your Petitioners has 
not obtained his majesties approbation your Petitioners Prays 
your Excellency and Honours to grant us some longer time 
to get his majesties approbation, on those grants. — Also } r our 
Petitioners Desires to acquaint your Excellency & honours 
that there has been several Dollars Laid on each Right to 
defrey the Charges for surveying &c and a great part of the 
proprietors has Neglected to Pay their Part of the charges ; 
& we Cannot find any means to oblige them to pay. your 
petitioners Prays your Excellency & honours to Grant to us 
Liberty to Sell the Rights of those that neglect to Pay their 
part of the charges Laid on each Right : or direct us what we 
shall do in that case so that we may Recover the money that 
is due : to Pay our just Debts. — 

And your Petitioners as in Duty Bound Shall ever Pray — 
Peter Woodbary in Behalf of N° four 
Sam 11 Webb in Behalf of N° five 
Daniel Merritt in Behalf of N° six 

Falmouth June the 12 th 1765 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 415 

Act of Incorporation. 1765. 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii Quinto 

An Act for erecting a Town in the County of Lincoln by 
the Name of 

Whereas the Inhabitants of a Tract of Land on the East- 
ern Side of Damariscotty River, in the County of Lincoln 
known by the Name of Walpole, Herrington and Pemaquid, 
so called, have petitioned this Court, that for the Reasons 
mentioned they may be incorporated into a Town, and vested 
with the Powers and Priviledges belonging to other Towns : 

For the Encouragement of said Settlement, Be it enacted 
by the Governor, Council and House of Representatives, 
That the said Tract of Land described and bounded as fol- 
lows ; Viz 1 Beginning at a Heap of Stones at the Head of 
Brown's Cove, near the great Salt water Falls in Damaris- 
cotta River, on the Eastern Side of the said River, running a 
Southeasterly Course to a Heap of Stones at a Place called 
Round Pond, five Miles and an Half ; from thence to run a 
Southwesterly Course to Pemaquid Point as the Shore lies: 
and from Pemaquid Point as the Shore lies up Damariscotta 
River to the first mentioned Bounds. And also all the Islands 
lying within Six Miles from the Main Land to the South, 
between the Afore Mentioned River Damariscotta and Pem- 
aquid point, be and hereby is erected into a Town by the 
Name of 

and the Inhabitants thereof shall have and enjoy all such 
Immunities and Priviledges as other Towns in this Province 
have, mid do by Law enjoy. 

And be it further enacted, That Thomas Rice Esq r be and 
hen by is empowered to issue his Warrant to some principal 
[nhabitanl of the said Town of 

requiring him in his Majesty's Name to warn and notify the 
said Inhabitants, qualified to vote in Town Affairs, to meet 



416 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

together at such Time and Place in said Town as shall be 
appointed in said Warrant, to chuse such Officers as the Law 
directs, and may be necessary to manage the Affairs of said 
Town, and the Inhabitants so met shall be, and hereby are 
empowered to chuse such Officers accordingly. 

In the House of Rep ve8 June 14 1765 

Read a first time 14 a second and third time and passd 
to be engross' d 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council 16. June 1765 Read a first time Read a sec- 
ond time and passed a concurrence to be engrossed 

A Oliver Sec r 



Message. June 18, 1765. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives 

I have laid before me the Establishments which have been 
made by You for Castle William, Fort Pownall and Fort 
Halifax ; and find them so inadequate to their purposes that 
I can by no means consent to them. I must therefore desire 
that You will continue the present Garisons until I can 
apply to his Majesty for Orders for garrisoning the Same ; it 
being my determined Resolution not to make myself answer- 
able for the Consequences of an improvident Reduction of 
Garrisons so as to leave fortified Posts indefensible 

Fra Bernard 

Council Chamber June 18 th 1765 



Act, erecting Second Parish of Falmouth into a District. 1765. 

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii Sexto 

An Act for erecting the second Parish of Falmouth in the 
County of Cumberland into a District by the Name of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 41 7 

Whereas the second Parish of Falmouth in the County of 
Cumberland, labour under many and great Difficulties by 
Reason of their not being erected into a distinct and separate 
District : Wherefore, 

Be it enacted by the Governor Council & House of Rep- 
resentatives, That the said second Parish of Falmouth, lying 
and being on the South Side of Fore River in Falmouth, Tun- 
ing up said River towards Stroudwater River, until it comes 
within half a Mile of the Mouth or Entrance of said Stroud- 
water River; and thence on a due West Course, or Line, 
across to Scarborough Line, be, and is hereby incorporated 
into a District, by the Name of 

and that the said District be, and hereby is invested with all 
the Priviledges, Powers and Immunities that Towns in this 
Province by Law, do or may enjoy, that of sending a Repre- 
sentative to the General Assembly, only excepted : And that 
the Inhabitants of said District, shall have Liberty, from 
Time to Time to join with the Town of Falmouth in the 
Choice of a Representative or Representatives, and that the 
Selectmen of the Town of Falmouth give seasonable notice 
to the Inhabitants of s d District of the time & place for the 
choice of such Representative or Representatives which Rep- 
resentatives may be chosen indifferently from said Town or 
District 

And be it further enacted, That Samuel Waldo Esq r be, 
and hereby is directed and empowered to issue a Warrant, 
directed to some principal Inhabitant within said District, 
requiring him to warn the Inhabitants of said District, qual- 
ified to vote in Town Affairs, to assemble at some suitable 
Time and Place in said District, to chuse such Officers as 
are necessary to manage the Affairs of said District. 

Provided nevertheless, The Inhabitants of said District of 
shall pay their proportionable Part of all such 
Town, County and Province Charges as arc already assi 
in like Manner as tho' this Act had not been made. 

27 



418 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In Council June 20 1765. Read a first time P. M. Read 
a second time and passed to be engrossed 

A Oliver Sec r 
In the House of Rep ves June 21 1765 

Read and referd bill next Session for consideration. 
Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council June 25, 1765 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Resolve. 176o. 

In the House of Represent™ 8 June 24 1765 

On the Petition of the hon ble James Otis Esq r and M r 
Nathaniel Gorham, in behalf of themselves and the rest of 
the Heirs and Assigns of Cap 1 John Gorham and Others, to 
whom was granted a Township of six Miles Square, in con- 
sideration of their Sufferings and Services in the Expedition 
against Canada in 1690 ; which Township ( a small Part only 
excepted fell within the Government of New Hampshire, on 
running the Line between this Province and New Hampshire, 
and the Part excepted remained in this Province, for which 
they have received no Consideration, excepting eight Shares 
which was purchased by the late Colonel Blanchard of some 
of the Grantees & for which he the said Blanchard, as it is 
apprehended received a Consideration from the Province of 
New Hampshire, and is therefore excluded. 

Resolved, that in Lieu thereof there be granted to the 
Proprietors, and legal Representatives or Assigns of said 
Cap* John Gorham and his Company, excepting the eight 
Shares aforesaid ; and in Lieu of those eight Shares there be 
admitted the following Persons who have lost their Rights 
by the runing of the Line in other Townships — be and are 
placed by the Committee in this Township, which is to con- 
sist of seven Miles Square, Viz 1 W m Blair Townsend Esq r in 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 419 

the Right of Cap 1 Moseley ; the Reverend M r Hull Abbot in 
the Right of Richard Way ; Deacon Jonathan Williams in the 
Right of his Father Jonathan Williams ; John Williams in 
the Right of Caleb Stedman, one Share each, all in Narragan- 
sett Number Five ; James Prescot and Others, the Heirs of 
Benjamin Prescot, Esq 1 for two Shares in a Township called 
Suncook ; Nathaniel Parker for one Share lost in said Sun- 
cook in the original Right of Benjamin Parker ; and to the 
said Nathaniel Parker in the Right of Joseph Lakin for a 
Share of Land in a Town called Tyngs Town ; which with 
the publick Lotts make the Complement of sixty four Shares, 
in the unappropriated Lands belonging to this Province. 

Provided, That the Grantees within six Years settle Thirty 
Families in said Town, build a Meeting House, and settle a 
Learned Protestant Minister, and lay out one sixty fourth 
Part of said Town for the Use of the first settled Minister, 
and one other sixty fourth Part for the Ministry, and one 
other sixty fourth Part for a Grammar School, and one sixty 
fourth Part for the Use of Harvard College. 

Provided also, That the said Township be laid out on such 
Part of the unappropriated Lands belonging to this Province, 
adjoining to some former Grants to the Eastward of Saco 
River ; and that they return a Plan thereof into the Secre- 
tary's Office within twelve Months from this Day for Con- 
firmation. 

Sent up for concurrence S White Spk r 

In Council June 25 th 1765 Read & Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

Grant to Sam 1 Crerrish c|- others 1765. 

In the House of Rep™ June 24 1765 

On the Petition of Samuel Gerrish Esq* on behalf of the 
Proprietors of a Township of the Contents of six Miles Square 



420 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

granted to the Officers and Soldiers of the Companies under 
the Command of Cap* John March Cap* Stephen Greenleaf 
and Cap* Philip Nelson commonly known by the name of 
Baker's Town, who were in the Expedition against Canada 
in 1690; that the whole of said Township fell within the 
Limits of New Hampshire, on the runing the Line between 
this Province and New Hampshire ; for which the Grantees 
have received no Consideration, either from this Province, or 
the said Government of New Hampshire. 

Resolved, That in Lieu thereof, there be granted to the 
Petitioner, and the legal Representatives or Assigns of the 
Original Grantees, a Township of the Contents of seven and 
an half Miles Square in the unappropriated Lands belonging 
to this Province 

Provided, That the Grantees within six Years settle Thirty 
Families in said Town, build a House for public Worship and 
settle a Learned Protestant Minister, and lay out one Sixty 
fourth Part of said Town for the Use of the first settled Min- 
ister, and one other sixty fourth Part for the Ministry, and 
one other sixty fourth Part for a Grammar School, and one 
sixty fourth Part for the Use of Harvard College : 

Provided also, That the said Township be laid out on such 
a Part of the unappropriated Lands belonging to this Prov- 
ince, adjoining to some former Grants to the Eastward of 
Saco River; and that they return a Plan thereof into the 
Secretary's Office within twelve Months from this Day for 
Confirmation. 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council June 25"' 1765. Read & Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 
Consented to Fra Bernard 

We Whose Names are Subscribed Being Agents for the 
Grantees before Mentioned Duly Autherised Do promais And 



OF THE STATeToF MAINE 421 

Engage that if the afores d Grant shall be Confirmed We the 

Grantees Will Settle Ninety families on the said Township 

Including the Thirty Mentioned in the said Grant 

Jonathan Bagly ) . 

T • , Agents 

Moses Little S ° 



Grant to Joseph Sylvester <f Company. 1765. 

In the House of Representatives June 24 1765 

On the Petition of James Warren and Joseph Josslyn Esq" 
and M r Charles Turner, Agents for the Proprietors of a Town- 
ship granted to Cap 1 Joseph Sylvester and Company who 
served in the Expedition against Canada in 1690 ; which 
Township was known by the Name of Sylvester Canada ; and 
that the whole of said Township ( on runing the Line between 
this Province and New Hampshire) fell within the Govern- 
ment of New Hampshire. 

Resolved, That in Lieu thereof there be granted to the 
Proprietors, and the legal Representatives or Assigns of the 
said Joseph Sylvester & Company a Township of the Con- 
tents of seven Miles Square in the unappropriated Lands 
belonging to this Province. 

Provided, That the Grantees within six Years settle thirty 
Families in said Town, build a house for public Worship, and 
settle a Learned Protestant Minister, and lay out one sixty 
fourth Part of said Town for the Use of the first settled Min- 
ister, and one other sixty fourth Part for the Ministry, and 
one other sixty fourth Part for a Grammar School, and one 
sixty fourth Part for the Use of Harvard College. 

Provided also, That the said Township be laid out on such 
a Part of the unappropriated Lands belonging to this Prov- 
ince, adjoining to sonic former Grants to the Eastward of 
Saco River, and that they return a Plan thereof into (lie Sec- 



422 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

retary's Office within twelve months from this Day for Con- 
firmation. 

Sent up for concurrence S. White Spk r 

In Council June 25 th 1765 Read & Concurred 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

We whose names are subscribed being Agents for the 
Grantees before mentioned duly authorized, do promise & 
engage that if the aforesaid Grant shall be Confirmed, We 
will Settle Eighty one Families on the said Township includ- 
ing the Thirty mentioned in the said Grant. 

for myself & as agent for James Warren Esq 1 and Charles 
Turner 

Joseph Josselyn 



Resolve. 1765. 

In the House of Representatives June 24, 1765. 

On the Petition of the Agents of the Proprietors of a 
Township granted to Cap 1 Will m Raymond and others who 
served in the Expedition against Canada in 1690 which Town- 
ship ( on running the Line between this Province and New 
Hampshire fell within the Government of New Hampshire 

Resolved that in Lieu thereof there be granted to the Peti- 
tioners, and the legal Representatives or Assigns of the said 
William Raymond a Township of the Contents of Six Miles 
and three quarters of a Mile Square, in the unappropriated 
Lands belonging to this Province. 

Provided that the Grantees within six Years settle thirty 
Families in said Town build a House for Public Worship 
settle a learned Protestant Minister, and lay out one sixty 
fourth part of said Town for the use of the first Settled Min- 
ister, and one other sixty fourth part for the Ministry, and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 423 

one other sixty fourth part for a Grammar School, & one 
sixty fourth part for the use of Harvard College. 

Provided also, that the said Township be laid out on such 
a part of the unappropriated Lands belonging to this Prov- 
ince adjoining to some former Grants to the Eastward of 
Saco River, and that they return a plan thereof into the Sec- 
retarys Office within twelve Months from this day for Con- 
firmation 

Sent up for concurrence S White Spk r 

In Council June 25 th 1765 Read & Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

We whose names are subscribed being Agents for the 
Grantees before mentioned duly authorized do promise and 
engage that if the aforesaid Grant shall be confirmed, we will 
Settle Seventy four Families on the said Township including 
the Thirty mentioned in the said Grant. 

John Chipman 
Tho : Porter 



Order. 1765. 

In Council June 25, 1705 — 

Whereas divers Grants of Townships have this day passed 
the General Court to be laid out upon Province Lands to the 
Eastward of Saco River; and Plans of said Grants to be 
returned to the said Court within twelve months for Con- 
firmation. 

Ordered That the said Grantees, besides particular plans 
of their respective Grants shall exhibit to the General Court 
a Plan of the whole Tract within which the said Grants shall 
be laid out; and thereon delineate tin; said Grants together 



424 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

with the Lines of those Towns which may lye within the said 
Tract. 

Sent down for Concurrence A Oliver Sec r 

In the House of Rep ve8 June 25 1765 

Read and concur'd S. White Spk r 

Letter, Mr. Nath 1 Noyes to Mr. W m Tompson. 

Mr Will™ Tompson 

S r 

Upon your desire to me to manifest Whether it was or 
was not any matter of discouragement with me to my setling 
in the work of the Ministry in the Parish at Black point I 
Answer — 

I remember, that it then appeared to me, so many of the 
People where zealiously Set for Mr Clark, that it was 
attended with real difficulties for any Man to Settle in the 
Ministry at that place — & the division & disputes concern- 
ing Ministerial Communion with Mr Clark, would have been 
a great & I think, I may say a sufficient reason with me to 
give my Answer to y e people invitation for my Setling with 
them in the Negative, If I had no other reason — & I do not 
remember that any Gentl n enjoined it upon me as a term of 
Settlement, that I should not have Ministerial Communion 
with Mr Clark, but they would leave their Minister to act as 
prudence should direct — these S r 

from yours Nath el Noyes 
North hampton July 19, 1765 

Petition of Selectmen of Boothbay. 1761). 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

To His Excellency Francis Barnard Esq r Governor in 
Chief, the Hon ble the Councill & House of Representatives 
in General Court Assembled, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 425 

The petition of the Select Men of the Town of Boothbay 
in the County of Lincoln Humbly Sheweth, 

That the Inhabitants of said Town soon after Their Incor- 
poration by Virtue of a Special Order of this Court Assem- 
bled, & Chose Town Officers In February last, that they 
Imagined the Officers so chosen might serve a Year Insuing 
& so Neglected to Chuse Officers in March following. That 
the Officers so Chosen have Acted in their several Capacities 
Rates have been Made a Meeting House is Contracted for, & 
in Building, and all this before Your Petitioners & the Other 
Inhabitants were sensible of their Mistake & that they Had 
not Complyed with the Letter of the Law, so that without 
the aid of Your Excellency & Honours the Town must be 
Greatly Distressed thereby & all Publick Business Cease. 

Your Petitioners Therefore Humbly pray that the Town 
Officers so chosen in the Month of February may be Declared 
to be the Officers of said Town untill new ones shall be Chose 
in March 176G & that all the Doings of the Officers so chosen 
in February shall be as Valid and Effectual as if they had 
been Chosen in March, or that Your Petitioners may be 
Other wise Releaved as you in your Wisdom shall seem Meet. 
& as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c 

Boothbay 3 d September 1765 

N r-t 

Ephraim M c farland 
John Beath 

Jn° Alley J % 

We the Subscribers being Inhabitants of the Said Town of 
Boothbay do Acquise in the Petition of the within Mentioned 
Select Men of said Town 

David Reed Paul Reed Joseph Beath 

Joseph Reed Andrew Reed Samuel Adams 

Thomas Boyd Thomas Reed Willem " ,c Coob 

Joseph Crosby Samuel " ,c Coob Willem Mour 

John Willey Ebeneser Smith Joseph 

Samuel BertO Samuel Mountgomcry John Reed 



426 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In the House of Representatives Oct 1 24: A. D. 1765 

Resolved that the Prayer of the foregoing Petition be so 
far Granted that the several Town officers Chosen in Febru- 
ary last as mentioned in said Petition, and their Proceedings 
in Consequence of their Respective offices for the time Past 
be held good and vallid to all Intents & Purposes as much 
as tho they had been Chosen in the month of march last & 
that said officers retain their respective offices and Excersice 
the same in said Town untill others shall be Chosen in their 
room to y e respective town offices in y e month of march next 
any thing in y e Law to y e Contrary notwithstanding — ■ 
Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Oct 1 25. 1765 Read and Concurred, 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 

Petition of Henry Young Brown. 1765. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Governor and 
Commander in Chief of said Province, To the Hon ble 
His Majestys Council and House of Representatives in 
General Court Assembled October 1765 — 
The Petition of Henry Young Brown Humbly Sheweth — 

That Your Petitioner In Consequence of a Grant of the 
General Court Dated the 23 d of January A D 1764 Laid out 
a Township on Each side of Saco River above Colonel Joseph 
Frye's Town and return'd a Plan of the same to the Court 
for Acceptance which was Accepted and the Land contained 
therein was Confirmed to your Petitioner on Certain Condi- 
tions as by said Grant & Confirmation will more fully appear 

That your said Petitioner has exerted Himself to the utmost 
of his ability in bringing forward the Settlement of said 
Township, has been at the Expence of Clearing Land, of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 427 

Building a House & Barn for himself, and has moved with 
his Family into said Town and got Several other Families 
therein, and was going to Compleat the Settlement of s d 
Township agreeable to the Grant, But is now Interrupted by 
one Daniel Foster & others who appear as Grantees of a 
Township Granted them By his Excellency Governour Went- 
worth, which they have laid out ( as they say ) upon the line 
between the Province of New Hampshire and the Province 
of Main, by which they have taken off the greatest part of 
the Township your said Petitioner has began the settlement 
of. And as your said Pet r used his best endeavour to avoid 
runing into the said Province of New Hampshire and really 
thinks, that if the line was Rightly Ascertained the Township 
will very little if any part of it fall within that Province he 
is at loss what to do without the aid of this Court. There- 
fore Humbly Prays your Excellency & Honours would take 
his Case under Consideration and Grant Him such Releif 
with regard to the Premises as your Exce y & Honours shall 
think Proper and as in Duty bound will ever Pray — 

Henry Young Brown 

in the House of Rep yes Oct 1 29 1765 

Read and Ordered that Col Powell Col Saltonstall Col 
Gerrish Cap Gowen and M r Sayward with such as the Hon 1 ' 10 
Board shall Joyn be a Comm ee to take this Pet" under con- 
sideration and report 

Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Oct 1 29 17<>o Read and Concurred and Benj a 
Lincoln, Will 1 " Brattle Gam 1 Bradford Nath 1 Sparhawk and 
John Bradbury Esq™ are joined in the affair. 

A Oliver Sec r 

Petition of Inhab ts of Pownalborouyh. 1765. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To liis Excellency Francis Bernard, Esquire, Governor &c. 



428 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Honorable his Majestys Council & house of Repre- 
sentatives, in General Court Assembled — Octob r 31, 
1765 — 

The petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Pownalborough, in the County of Lincoln, inhabiting 
part on the East & part on the West side of said Town, 
humbly sheweth, 
That the said Town is of very large Extent, situated 
between the two Rivers of Kennebeck and Sheepscutt, 
Bounded Westerly on the former and Easterly on the latter 
That the Inhabitants of said Town, consisting of near two 
hundred families, are cheifly settled upon the aforesaid Rivers, 
nearly equal in Number upon each river, by reason whereof 
there remains a large Tract of Land between the Inhabitants 
settled upon the Rivers as aforesaid, a perfect Wilderness 
extending from the North to the South Lines of said Town 
& near five miles wide : & no prospect of its being settled for 
many years to come — That, the said Town being situated 
and the Inhabitants settled in manner aforesaid, it is impossi- 
ble for them to attend Publick Worship together on either 
side of said Town ; to settle a Minister or transact any busi- 
ness relative thereto in Concert. — That it it very incon- 
venient, expensive & difficult for the Inhabitants upon both 
sides to attend the Annual Town Meetings in March, and 
frequently impossible, The distance, for the Inhabitants of 
one side or the other, being Ten miles, to travel ; and at a 
Season when the Snow thro' the Wilderness between the 
aforesaid Rivers, is generally very deep, and but very little 
travell in the Winter season, By reason whereof the Inhabi- 
tants of one side of the Town are of necessity deprived of 
attending said Meetings & of giving their Voice in any Affairs 
of the Town, while the Inhabitants of the other side of the 
Town have it in their power to impose unreasonable Taxes 
upon the whole, for their Benefit without any Regard to the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



429 



Interest of the whole, & only by the voice of a far less Num- 
ber than the Major Part of the whole ; which has already 
greatly disturbed the peace and good Order of the said Town 
& Greatly tends to involve them in many Difficulties and to 
bring them into the greatest disorder & Confusion — 

"Wherefore to remedy the great Inconveniences & difficul- 
ties The Inhabitants labour under, especially in transacting 
the Business of the Town, and in making suitable Provision 
for the publick Worship of God amongst us We humbly beg 
your Excellency and Honors that we may be divided into two 
Towns by a line running from the South to the North line of 
said Town near the Center ; so as Each Town may have an 
Equall number of Acres, which Division, we Apprehend the 
Situation of the Town & the Number of Inhabitants, will 
admit of & which will be very much for the Interest of the 
whole, And your Petitioners as in Duty bound, shall ever 
pray &c — 



John Small 

James Cooper 

Elisha House 
David Xellson 
Samuel Ball 
Richard Kidder 
Abiathar Kendall 
Jonas Fitdi 
1 _•• Lierce 
Willanl Spalding 
John Lindsy 
John Noble 
Michel S 
Josiah Davis 
Samuel Goodwin 
Abie] Lovejoj 



Philip Call 

his 

Dennis X Lines 

marks 

Asa Smith 
Joseph Carleton 
J 

Jean George Goud 
Jorge Pocherd 
Roger Chase 
Ezra D 

Abner Marson 
Timothy WTndden 
James Scott 
Jaque ( roud 
Cha" ( lushing 
Sam" Goodwin -In' 
Tho« Allen 



G 

Moses hilton 

Christopher Erskin 
Moses Carleton 
J 

George Mayer 
Jaques Bugnor 
Ed r Bridge 
John Spaldin 
John Andrews 
Etoberl Reed 
John Stain Juner 
Stephen Marson 
Jon a Bowman 
Adino Nye 
( Ibadiah ( 'all 



430 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Philip Call 

his 

Mark X Carney 

mark 

Davi' 1 C 



his 

John X Cavilear 

mark 

Samuel Emerson 

his 

Lazarus X G 

mark 

William Wyman Charles Estienne Houdelette Daniel goud 

his 

John Barker Jun r John S 

his his 

X Holland John X 

marke mark 

Goerge goud junior Ralph Chapman 



Jean George Pechin 
Carr Barker 
Samuel White 



John X mc Gown 

marke 

John Mirick 



Seth Soper 
Thomas White 
W m Cushing 
John Herin 
James Meilbon 
Dan el 



Seth greie 
James Patterson 
Uzziah Kendall 
Charles Callahan 
Abram Pochard 



Joseph Cleaveland 
Thomas Dinsmore 
Stephen Goodwin 
Jon a Bryant 
Samuel Reed 
Peter Pouchard 



House of Rep tives 31 Jan* 1766 

Ordered, That the Petitioners give Notice to the non Peti- 
tioners of the Town of Pownalborough of this Petition, by 
serving each Select man of s d Town with a Copy of s d Peti- 
tion and the Order of this Court thereon and by posting up 
a Copy of the Same at each House of publick Worship in s d 
Town, that they may shew Cause ( if any they have ) on the 
second Wednesday of the next May Sessions of the General 
Court why the Prayer of s d Petition should not be granted 
Sent up for concurrence S : White Spk r 

In Council Feb ry 1, 1766 Read and Concurred 

A Oliver Sec r 

In Council June 6 th 1766 — Read again together with the 
Answers thereto, & Ordered that Royall Tyler & Jeremy 
Powell Esq™ with such as the hon ble House shall joine be a 
Comm e to take s d Pet" & Answers thereto, hear the Parties 
& report 

Sent down for Concurrence Jn° Cotton D. Secry 

In the House of representatives June 6 1766 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 431 

Read & concurrd & ISP Spooner M r Johnson & M r Dexter 
are joyncl in the Affair 

T dishing Spk r 

In the house of rep 8 June 16, 1766 

Ordered that M r Dudley be on this Committee in the room 
of M r Johnson absent 

Sent up for Concurrence T Cushing Spk r 



Power of Attorney. 1766. 

Know all Men by these presents That we the Subscribers 
Inhabitants of a place called Machias in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay Have And by these presents do Nominate 
Constitute Ordain and make and in our place and Stead put 
our Trusty friend Cap* Ichabod Jones of Boston in the prov- 
ince aforesaid to be our and each of our true Sufficient and 
Lawfull Agent and Attorney for us and in our names to 
appear at and before the Great and General Court or Assem- 
bly of the Province aforesaid at their next Session or at any 
other Session, and there present our petition for a Grant of 
a Tract of land called Machias to be made to us And also 
for our being Incorporated into a Town or Vested with privi- 
ledges equal thereto, And to sollicit by all lawfull ways and 
means that the prayer of our said petition may be granted ; 
and We do hereby Give and Grant unto our said Attorney 
full Power and Authority to sign in our Names, any other 
Petition and in our behalf present the same to the said Great 
and General Court as he shall think Necessary for the 
Obtaining a Grant of the Tract of land aforesaid, and for 
having the same Incorporated Hereby giving and granting 
unto our said attorney our full and whole Strength power 
and authority in and about the premises with full power to 
Substitute one or more Attorney or Attorneys under him our 



432 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

said Attorney and the same again at pleasure to revoke ; And 
Generally in and concerning the premisses with the depend- 
ences thereof to do say and Execute and cause to be done 
and Executed all and whatsoever We the Constituants might 
or could do or cause to be done if we were then and there 
personally present Hereby promising to Allow approve and 
hold Valid and good all and whatsoever our said Attorney 
or his Substitutes shall Lawfully do or cause to be done in 
the premisses by Virtue of these presents In Witness 
whereof We have hereunto set our hands and seals Att 
Machias the 26 th day of July Anno Dom: One Thousand 
Seven hundred and Sixty six, And in the Sixth Year of his 
Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Sealed & Deliv d in the presence of 
Benj a Foster in Behalf of Jacob Foster Amos Boynton 
Stephen Jones X John Scott Jonathan Longfellow 

X Wesbruck Berre in the behalf of Jo n Berri George Sevey 
David Libby Joseph X Getchel Georg Libby Ju n 

X Japeth Hill in Behalf of Sam hill Morris Obrian 
Jonathan Carlton Nathan Longfellow Jonathan Carlton Jun r 
Archelaus Hammond in Behalf of Elijah Bent Samuel Lebbee 
Thomas Buck Jacob Lebbee Tho 8 Buck Ju r 

Joseph Munson in Behalf of Step" Munson John Manchestere 
Joseph Dubuisont John Underwood Benj a Foster Jur 
Daniel Stone In Behalf of John Stone Archelaus Hammond 
Joseph Sevey Joseph Munson Gideon Obrian 

X Wooden Foster Jr for Behalf of John Woodon Foster 
X John Knight Jonathan Woodruffe X Josiah Libby 
Wesbruck Berre Ebenezer Libby In Behalf of X Josiah Libby 
Daniel Stone Obediah Hill John Stone 

X W m Martin Ebenezer Libby Daniel Stone in Behalf 

of Solomon Stone Samuel Holmes Reuben Libby 

his her 

Eleazer X Bryant X Joseph Libby Sarah X Libby Widow 

mark mark 

Samuel Davis Bryant Thaddeus Trafton in Behalf of John 



OF THE STATE OF MAES'E 



433 



Crocker Daniel Stone in Behalf Gorge Libby 

his 

X Japeth Hill X John X Beers in Behalf of Jethro 

mark 

Timoth Libby Sam 11 Kenney Jonathan Longfellow 

in Behalf of Stephen Parker X Ephraim Andrews 

Wooden Foster James Elliot Abiel Sprague Jur 

Bengman Stone 
Jeremiah Obrian 
Joel Booney 
Nath 11 Davis Abiel Sprague 



James Elliot Signed in 
Behalf of the three 



bis 



John Wieland 
Job Burn urn 

Morris OBrien 

Jeremiah Jenks 
Isaac Larrabee 

Will™ X Kelly 

mark 

Solomon Meserve Joseph Holmes 



Reuben X Crocker Thaddeus Trafton 

mark 
his 

John X Barre 

mark 

Samuel Burnum Daniel Longfellow Seal 
Sarah Fogg Nathaniel Young 



Jones Dyer 



Joshua Webster 



Aaron Hanscom 
Samuell Rich 



Memorial of Earl of Cathcrlough £ others. 1766. 

To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Governor the 
Hon ,,le the Council, and Hon hle House of Representatives of 
the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in general Court 
A Eusembled 

The Memorial of Robert Earle of Catherlough Hugh Vis- 
count Falmouth, and Florentius Vassall Esq r in behalf of 
themselves and several others Sheweth That his Majesty 
having exhorted and incouraged all his good Subjects to use 
the l'<-st means to people his Dominions in north America 
and having recommended To the Governors thereof to assist 
and promote in such good Purposes as far as in their Power 



28 



434 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Your Memorialists being desireous to contribute their Ser- 
vices in a Work so necessary to the welfare and Security of 
Great Britain have joined themselves together with several 
Other Gentlemen to indevor to forward the same and consid- 
ering that the Increase of the Wealth and Power of Great 
Britain must arise from the Augmenting the Number of its 
Subjects and Your Memorialists being informed that the Ter- 
ritories of the Massachusetts Bay laying eastward of Penob- 
scott contain a large Tract of Land abundantly more than can 
Possibly for Ages to come be peopled except Persons of large 
Fortunes in Europe will be assisting in So laudable an Under- 
taking, They have determined to make the first Offer of their 
Services to the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

Therefore Your Memorialists propose to the General Court 
of the Province that if they will grant them that Tract of 
Land lying Twelve Miles on each side of the River Machias 
and to be continued the same distance from the River Fifty 
Miles into the Continent according to the Course of the said 
River or beyond the Head of it in the same Course together 
with all Islands laying in the Frontage of the said Tract 
according to the General Course of the Sea Shore thereof 
Your Memorialists and their Associates will engage to People 
the said Lands in such Manner and Time as may be thought 
Reasonable for so great an Undertaking and as shall be 
approved by our Agent Doct 1 " Silv. Gardiner 

Catherlough Falmouth Flo. Vassall 
( Indorsed ) 

Catherlough and others Jan 24 1766 
Col Partridge M r Lee M r Otis 
M r Brown Salem M r dishing 

Feb y 4 176J3 Allowed to be withdrawn. 

Feb 20 1766 revived and referd till May Session. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 435 

Report. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of 
William Tompson and Others of the first Parish in Scar- 
borough, have attended that Service, fully heard the Parties, 
and beg Leave to report as follows : 

That from the first Settlement of the Colony of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay, for fourteen Years they had no Platform of 
Church Government, but the famous John Cotton's Book of 
the Keyes, wherein was contained Substance of the present 
Church Discipline in this Province, as much opposing the 
Form of the Presbyterian Government as possible : That 
A. D. 1646, It was agreed upon by the magistrates that a 
Synod should be called for composing and publishing a Sys- 
tem or Platform of Church Government according to the 
Directions of Our Lord Jesus Christ in his blessed Word: 
That on the eighth of March A. D. 1649, a Platform of 
Church Discipline was agreed upon by the Elders and Mes- 
sengers of the Churches then assembled in the Synod at 
Cambridge, and was accordingly presented to the Churches 
and General Court for their consideration and acceptance in 
the Lord, and was approved : Afterwards it was unanimously 
approved by another Synod, and by the General Assembly, 
who explicitly desired that the Churches might continue 
stedfast in the Order of the Gospel according to what is 
therein contained. — Upon this then established Form of 
Church Government, and this only, which is entirely Con- 
gregational were Laws made from time to time under the 
Old Charter, for the Support of the Congregational Minis- 
ters, and for procuring them suitable Habitations to dwell 
in, the Taxes to be raised by a Town Kate; and all of every 
Denomination paid to the Support of said Ministers in every 
Town in the Colony: — These were the Church Privileges, 
and these their Laws — all which were confirmed to the 



436 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Churches in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay under 
the present Charter; A.D. 1092 by Law and by King 
William and Queen Mary, Confirmation of the same ; 
wherein it is expressly declared that the respective Churches 
in the several Towns within this Province, shall at all Times 
hereafter use, exercise and enjoy all their Privileges and 
Freedoms respecting divine Worship, Church Order and 
Discipline ; and shall be encouraged in the peaceable and 
regular Possession and Practice thereof — All which 
Churches were Congregational — And in the same Act there 
is Provision made for the Support of said Ministers : 
Whereby it manifestly appears to your Committee, that there 
is not, or ever was either in the Colony or Province any Law 
obliging Congregationalists in any town or Precinct, to pay 
one Farthing to the Support of a Presbyterian Minister, and 
that there is no Law now subsisting, or ever was, whereby a 
Town or Precinct may tax the Inhabitants therefor, and that 
the Law ought to be so understood : So far from that was it, 
that Persons of every Denomination paid to the Congrega- 
tional ministers, 'till within a few Years those of the Episco- 
pal Denomination the Baptists and Quakers by express 
Acts of the General Court were exempt ; and all that are of 
the Presbyterian Church at New T bury were under the like 
Obligation, 'till alike relieved by the General Court : All 
which your Committee humbly apprehend justifies their 
Opinion as aforesaid : The Committee are further of Opinion 
that when Baptists or Friends living in a Town where there 
is a Congregational Church, that they shall be exempted 
from the Support of the Congregational Ministry ; And Yet 
that Congregationalists living in a Town where there is a 
Presbyterian Church Settled, shall be obliged to pay to the 
Support of the Minister thereof is against Law, against Rea- 
son and Practice immemorial ; which if allowed directly 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 437 

repeals the Law before mentioned made 1692 — and was 
furthest from the thought of the Legislators under the old 
Charter, or of those who so expressly confirmed their Acts 
relative to the Church Privileges and Freedom, respecting 
Church Order and Discipline under the new Charter. — 
Wherefore inasmuch as the Church in the first Parish in 
Scarborough is Presbyterian and consequently Seperates, the 
Minister a Presbyterian, ordained by the Presbytery in New- 
bury, against the explicit Desire and Remonstrance of fifteen 
of the first Parish in Scarborough, signified to said Presby- 
tery in Writing under their Hands before Ordination ; inas- 
much as a Number in said Parish previous to the Ordination 
of M r Peirce the Presbyterian Minister there, was imposed 
upon by being made to believe that there was no Difference 
between the Congregational and Presbyterian Forms of 
Church Government ; and inasmuch as said first Parish by 
Law could not make any Tax or assessment upon the Inhab- 
itants of said Parish, for defreying any charges arising, 
either for the Settlement or Support of said Presbyterian 
Minister there, it is the Opinion of the Committee that said 
Petitioners are not liable by Law to pay the Taxes assessed 
upon them for the support or Settlement of said Minister : 
And further that all such who in said Parish shall within 
three months from the acceptance of this Report, and the 
Order thereon signify their Desires in Writing, to be lodged 
in the Secretary's Office, to be set off to the second Parish 
in Scarborough as aforesaid, with their Estates lying in said 
first Parish in Scarborough, that they with their Estates as 
aforesaid, shall be annexed to, and made Part of the second 
Parish in said Scarborough, there to do Duty and receive 
Privilege in every Respect until the further Order of this 
Court, that of voting for the Removal of the Meeting House 
in said snood I';nish in Scarborough or building a new one 



438 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

in said second Parish only excepted in which they shall have 
no vote at all. 

W Brattle by order 

In Council Jan* 29. 1766. Read and Accepted. And 
Unanimously 

Resolved That the Petitioners are not by Law lyable to 
pay the Taxes assessed upon them for the Support or Settle- 
ment of M r Peirce the Minister in s d Petition Mentioned. 
And thereupon Ordered That all such of the s d Parish who 
shall within three months signify their Desire in writing and 
lodge the same in the Secretary's Office, to be set off to the 
second Parish in Scarborough with their Estates lying in the 
first Parish in said Town ; They with their Estates as afores' 1 
shall be annexed to and made part of the second Parish in 
Scarborough, there to do duty & receive priviledge in every 
respect, until the further Order of this Court, that of voting 
for the removal of the Meeting House in said second Parish 
in Scarborough, or building a new one in said second Parish 
only excepted, in which they shall have no vote at all. 

Sent down for Concurrence. 

A Oliver Sec y 

In the House of Rep ive8 Jan y 30, 1766 
Read and Non concur'd and Ordered that this Petition and 
Report be recommitted to the same Committee. 
Sent down for concurrence. 

S: White Spk r 

In Council Jan y 31, 1766 
Read & Concur'd 

J n° Cotton D. Secry 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 439 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

In Council February 11 th 1766 
The two Houses according to Agreement proceeded to the 
choice of Civil officers for the present year, when Thomas 
Goldthwait Esq 1 ' was chosen Truckmastcr for Fort Pownall 
and William Lithgow Esq r for Fort Halifax by a Major vote 
of the Council and House of Representatives 

Attest A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to Fra Bernard 



Letter, Andrew Oliver SecV to Gov. Wentworth 

Boston 20 Feb r 1766. 
S 1 

The General Court of this Province in their present Ses- 
sion have appointed a Committee to join with Such persons 
as may be appointed by your Government to run the Line 
between the Province of Maine & New Hampshire, and the 
two Houses have desired me to write to you upon the Sub- 
ject. I have directed a Copy of the Resolve of the Court 
hereupon to be made out w cb comes herewith inclosed. 

This will be delivered you by M r Bradbury one of his Maj. 
Council for this Province who is appointed to be one of the 
Comittee, and will be able to give your Excell y a further 
Explanation of the matter, if you shall think proper to make 
any Inquiry of him concerning it. I am 



440 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Petition of Inhab'ts of Boothbay. 1766. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Go"vernour & the 
Honorable his Majestys Council and house of Representatives 
in General Court Assembled March 4 th 1766 — 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boothbay 
in the County of Lincoln Humbly Sheweth 

That Frankfort in the West side of Pownal in said County 
the place where the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace 
and Inferiour Courts of Common Pleas are now held is very 
near the Westren side of said County and quite remote from, 
by far the Greatest part of the Inhabitants of said County 
that there are but two or three Houses near said Place in 
which People who have Necessary business at said Court can 
have lodging and Entertainment so that a great part of the 
People during their necessary Attendance on said Courts are 
much distressed for Necessaries and are Oblidged to lodge on 
a floor or Barns or Sit all night by the fire during their 
whole stay at said Court — Wherefore your Petitioners hum- 
bly Pray Your Excellency & Honors that said Courts may be 
Removed to the Eastren Side of Pownalborough aforesaid 
which is much nearer the Center of said County both as to 
Land and Inhabitants and where those who have Business at 
said Courts may be sufficiently Provided for there being a 
Sufficient number of Houses there in which to Entertain and 
lodge them and for the Reasons aforesaid if Pownalborough 
should be divided into two Distinct Towns agreable to a 
Petition as we understand now before Your Excellancy and 
Honors for that Purpose We humbly Pray your Excellancy 
and Honors that what is now the Eastren side of Pownal- 
borough may be made the Shire Town of said County it being 
a Place well Situated for the Courts to be held at — 

And your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall ever Pray &c 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



441 



Tho: Kenney 
John Alley 
Andrew R 
Tho 8 Reed 
S 

T 

C 
Robert Wylie 
Israel Davice 
Joseph Crosby 
Joseph Barter 
A Ford 
John Alley Jun r 



Cornelius 
Joseph Giles 
Will" 1 

Reed 
Nath: 
J 

Reed 
Will™ Wiley 
B en j eman 
John M C C 
Samuel 
Sol" Pinkham 
D 1 M c Curdg 



William M 
Samuel 
Robert Wylie 
John Wiley 
John Death 
David Reed 
Joseph 
N Wylie 
George Shearman 
Joseph 
Sam 11 Barter 
Pat: Magregor 
Ja s Kennedy 



Petition of Inhab ts of Freetown. 1766. 

Province of the Massachusets Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Governour &c 
the Hon ble his Majesty 8 Council and House of Representatives 
in General Conrt assembled March y e 9 th 1706 — 

The Petition of. the Inhabitants of a Plantation called 
Freetown in the County of Lincoln Humbly Shcweth 

That Frankfort in the West side of Pownalborough in said 
County the place where the ('units of General Sessions of the 
Peace and [nferiour Court of Common Pleas are now held is 
very near the westren side of said County and quite remote 
from, By far the greatest Part of the Inhabitants of said 
County and that there are but two or three Houses near said 
Place in Which People who have necessary business al said 
Court can have Lodgings and Entertainment so that a great 



442 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

part of the People during their necessary attendance on said 
Courts are much distressed for Necessaries and are oblidged 
to lodge on a floor or in Barns or sit all night by the fire dur- 
ing the whole stay at said Court. 

Wherefore Your Petitioners humbly Pray your Excellency 
& honors that said Courts may be run over to the Eastren 
Side of Pownalborough aforesaid which is much nearer the 
Center of said County both as to land and Inhabitants and 
where those who have Business at said Courts may be suffi- 
ciently provided for there being a sufficient Number of houses 
there in which to Entertain and lodge them and for, the Rea- 
sons aforesaid if Pownalborough should be divided into two 
Distinct Towns agreeable to a Petition as we understand now 
before your Excellency and Honours that what is now the 
Eastren side of Pownalborough may be made the Shire Town 
of said County it being a Place well situated for the Courts 
to be held at and Your Petitioners as in duty bound shall 
ever Pray & &c 

Solomon Trask Samll Trask Ebenezar Gove Jun r 

Nehe m Herrinden Thomas Trask John Cuningham 

Samll Samuel Trask Jun r William Cliford 

Nathan Gove William Cliford juno r Abel Colby 

David Trask Jonathan Williamson Jonathan Albee 

William Cuningham Stephen Barker Nehemiah Haraden 

james day Ebenezer Gove John Gray 

Edmun Colby Caleb Solomon Baker 

Hezekiah Herrenden hery Colby Benjamin Allbee 

his - 

David Y Torry Lemuel Asel Gove 

mark 

John James Thomas A 

Samuel chamberlain Nathan Knight Thomos ions 

Benjamin Curtis Temothy Dunton Samuel Dunton 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 



443 



John Knight 
Joseph Dunton 
Eleacer Sherman 
Solomon Laighton 
Joseph m 
Daniel carter 
james richards 



Timothy brown 
Joseph Trask 
Edmond hatch 

John Laighton 
Joseph brown 
bengaman day 
Jonathan day 
james chase 

In the House of Represetatives Nov r 3 1766 Read & 
Orderd that this Pet" be referrd for Consideration to the 
(Indorsed) Oct 29 1766 read & ordered to lye 
Nov 1 4 referrd to 



Wesbruck Knight 
Samuel Webber 
Simon Pearl 
bengaman laighton 
nickles canady 
nathan Webster 
dodeford richards 



License to trade tvitli Indians. 1760. 

Whereas I Andrew Worth of Nantucket in the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay Mariner have applied to his Excellency 
Francis Bernard Esq r Governor of the Province aforesaid in 
pursuance of his Majestys Royal Proclamation for a License 
to Trade with the Indians on the Labrador Coast. 

And Whereas by an Act of Assembly of the said Province 
whereby all persons arc forbidden to Trade with the Indians 
in the s' 1 Province, it is provided that the Governor of the 
Province may with the Advice of the Council grant unto any 
Person a License to Trade with the Indians under such Reg- 
ulations, Limitations iV restrictions as the s' 1 Governor with 
the Advice of tin- Council shall determine. And Whereas 
tie- Council of the eaid Province bath Advised the said Gov- 
ernor to granl such License unto me: provided that I he 
restrained from Trading with the Norridgewalk or Penobscot 



444 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Indians, or any other Indians residing upon or frequenting 
the River Kennebec or penobscot or usually Trading with the 
provincial Truck houses established on the said Rivers. 

I do hereby promise and Agree to conform to the said 
Restrictions and will observe such Regulations as his Majesty 
shall at any time think fit by himself or his Commissaries to 
direct and appoint for the benefit of the said Trade. 

And I do likewise promise to pay to his Excellency Fran- 
cis Bernard Esq r aforesaid the Sum of Two hundred pounds 
Sterling money of Great Britain, provided I do not comply 
with the Restrictions abovementioned. 

Dated 2 d of April 17G6 Andrew Worth 

Signed in Presence of 

Jn° Cotton Fra 8 Skinner 



Instructions. 

By his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq r Captain General 
and Governor in Chief in and over his Majestys Province of 
Massachusetts Bay in New England and Vice Admiral of 
the same — 

Instructions to be observed by Andrew Worth Master of 
the Barrington bound for the Coast of Labrador 

Having upon your application made to me for that purpose, 
granted you License to carry on a Trade with the Indians 
under his Majesty's protection for a term not exceeding one 
year from the date hereof ; and you having given security in 
all things to conform to such Regulations as are or shall be 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 445 

prescribed to you by his Majesty or his Commissaries for the 
benefit of the said Trade ; and also that you will not trade 
with the Norridgewalk or penobseot Indians or any other 
Indians residing on or frequenting the Rivers Kennebec or 
Penobscot, or usually trading with the provincial Truck 
houses established on the s d Rivers. 

You are to consider the forementioned Conditions of the 
security by you given as Instructions to you, for carrying on 
the said Indian Trade : And you are to treat such Indians 
with whom you deal or Trade, with that Justice, good Faith 
and kindness as may conciliate them to his Majesty's Govern- 
ment and serve to fix them in their Obedience and subjection 
to it. 

Given at Boston the second day of April 1766 In the 

Sixth year of his Majesty's Reign. 

( Jopy of my Instructions received from his Excel y Governor 
Bernard 

Andrew Worth 



Memorial of S. Doivne and M. Thornton. 1766. 

I'mviiM'c of the Massachusets Bay 

To His Kxeellency Francis Bernard Esq Governour & 
( 'oimiiiiiider in Cheif. The Hon 1,1 " His Majestys Council & 
Representatives of said Province in General Court assembled 
in Boston. May 28 th 1766 — 

The Memorial of Samuel Downe and Mathew Thornton in 

behalf of the Grantees of Six Townships in the Territorys of 

dehock lately Granted i<> David Marsh, .lames Duncan, 



446 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Benj" Harrod, Edmund Morse John Wier & Peter Parker 
and others, whose names are in their respective Grants — 
Humbly Sheweth — 

That whereas by the Grants of their severall Townships 
made in February, 1763 it was Provided that in Case his 
Majesty should not in Eighteen months next coming approve 
of said Grants they should be null & void — and whereas 
upon application made to Your Excellency & Honors By 
Benj" Harrod in behalf of said Grantees, at the Expiration of 
said Term — Your Excellency & Honors were pleased to 
allow a further time of Eighteen months from 3 d Nov r 1764 
which Time being expired, and they not being able yet to 
Obtain his Majesty s Approbation ■ — 

The said Grantees Beg leave to Acquaint Your Excellency 
& Honors that they have been at a still Greater Expence in 
Carrying on the Settlements of said Township, & likewise in 
their Application at Home for His Majestys Approbation, 
then when they presented their last memorial. & Having 
lately received a Letter from their Agent in England, signi- 
fying the great Encouragement he has received from the 
Ministry, whereby he Assures them of his hope for success 
on their behalf, and of his further Diligent Application to 
the board of Trade & others concerned in American Affairs. 
They therefore Humbly pray that they may have a further 
Time allow' 1 them for obtaining His Majestys Approbation, 

Sam 1 Downe 
Mathew Thornton 

In the House of Rep ves June 6 Ul 1766 

Resolved That the Grantees of twelve Townships lying 
between the Rivers Penobscot and S l Croix granted by this 
Court in March 1762 be allowed the further Term of Eigh- 
teen Months to obtain his Majesties Approbation of the 
Grants mentioned — 

Sent up for Concurrence T Cushing Spk r 



OF THE STATE OF MAESTE 447 

In Council 9 June 1766 Read and Concurred — 

A Oliver Sec r 

Consented to 



Petition of Henry Y. Brown 1766. 

Province of Massachusetts Bay 

To His Excell y Francis Bernard Esquire Governour & 
Commander in chief of said province to the Honb le His Maj- 
esty's Council and House of Representatives in General Court 
Assembled this fourth day of June 1766 

The Memorial of Henry Young Brown Humbly shews 

That in consequence of purchase from the Province of a 
Township on Saco river, and the Resolves of the Great and 
General Court thereon Your Memorialist has been at great 
trouble & expence in order to bring forward the Settlement 
of the Town, notwithstanding which, he is now himself as 
likewise two of his settlers sued by persons claiming lands 
under the Governm 1 of New Hampshire, although said Lands 
lye on the easterly side of their claim. 

Your memorialist therefore humbly prays Your Excell y 
and Hon™ would enable him to defend that part of said Lands 
which they think belong to this Province, as likewise to pros- 
ecute any persons, who have, or may attempt to molest him 
for the future, and if it should bejudg'd by this Hon 1 ' 1 "' Court 
thai any of said lands do no1 belong to this province that he 
may have an equivalent therefor, in other lands belonging to 
the Province, or be otherways relieved as they in their wis- 
dom .--hall think- lit, and yonr memorialist as in duty bound 
shall ever pray. 

Henry Young Brown 

Nov l Rt 1766 



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Abagadusset Point, on Merry- 
meeting Bay, 291. 
Abbit, Aaron, signed the Nequas- 

sett Petition, 167. 
Abbot, Rev. Hull, land granted to, 
419. 
Nathaniel, petitioned for land, 
282. 
Abbot's Purchase, 220. 
Abercrombie, Gen. James, 141. 
Acadia, 298, 299, 313, 385. 
Acken, see Aiken. 
Acts, Erection of Second Parish 
of Falmouth, 416. 
Incorporation of Biddeford, 281. 
Incorporation of Gorhamtown, 

292. 
Incorporation of Kennebec Pur- 
chase, 290. 
Incorporation of Nequassett, 

178. 
Incorporation of New Marble- 
head, 284. 
Incorporation of Topsham, 332. 
Incorporation of Townsend, 381. 
Incorporation of Walpole, 415. 
Adams, Jonathan, signed Phillips- 
town petition, 28. 
Nathaniel, petitioned for land 

grant, 233. 
Samuel, to insert notice in Bos- 
ton papers, 240; as clerk of 
proprietor of Phillipstown, 
233, 234, 240, 241, 242; land 
granted to, 324; as represent- 
ative. 234; signed petition of 
Topsham, 334; signed petition 
of Booth Bay, 425. 
Samuel, Jr., petitioned for land, 

2:52, 324. 
'\ homas, petitioned for land, 
233. 
Addinton, Saml., petitioned for 
land, 180; land granted to, 260. 
Adnakinqae, 56. 
Aiken, Jaim-B, petitioned for hind, 

216; land granted to, 251. 
AJbany, N. V.. 40, 41, 91, 92. 
k i pre i, 'i he, 91. 



Albee, Benjamin, signed petition 
for Frankfort, 442. 
Jonathan, signed petition for 
Frankfort, 442. 
Alden, Austin, objected to peti- 
tion of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Bazaleel, land granted to, 259. 
Briggs, petitioned for land, 226; 
to represent Duxborough, 269. 
David, signed petition for land, 
243; land granted to, 262, 323, 
326. 
David, 2nd, land granted to, 

326. 
Capt. William, to take posses- 
sion of Acadia and Penobscot, 
299; probably St. Castain sub- 
mitted to, 302. 
Wrestling, petitioned for land, 
181 ; land granted to, 259. 
Aleser, a Penobscot chief, at the 
conference with Gov. Ber- 
nard, 368, 369. 
Alewives for bait, 156, 158. 
Alexander, William, signed peti- 
tion of Merriconeag, 42, 43, 
76. 
Sir William, Earl of Stirling, 256, 
276, 396. 
Allen, J., petitioned for land, 232. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 232. 
Nathaniel, signed petition for 
New Gloucester, 31, 32; peti- 
tioned for land, 246; land 
granted to, 252. 
Thomas, petitioned for land, 
232; signed petition for Pow- 
nalborough, 429. 
Tobias, land granted to, 324. 
Alley, John, selectman, signed 
petition for Boothbay, 425, 
141. 
John, Jr., signed petition for 
Boothbay, 441. 
Allison, Samuel, petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 251. 
Ain;i, 219, 220. 

Amarescoggin, see Androscoggin. 
America, the dominion of the 
lakes is the dominion of, 140, 
141. 



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Amherst, Gen. Jeffery, 149, 176, 
184, 188, 189, 297. 

Ammunition, needed at Hobs and 
and Pearsontown, 35; needed 
at Sabago Pond, 101, 102; peo- 
ple should be supplied when 
away from home, 109; from 
Georges to supply other places, 
120; cost of in 1756 and 1757, 
136; Fort Pownal furnished by 
Massachusetts, 297. 

Anderson, Abraham, signed peti- 
tion for New Marblehead, 146; 
meeting-house built at his 
request, 158; his house at New 
Marblehead, 163, 164; signed 
agreement in behalf of New 
Marblehead, 215. 
Joseph, signed petition for New 

Castle, 81. 
Samuel, signed petition for New 
Castle, 81. 

Andover, 406. 

Andrews, Ephraim, in expedition 
to Canada, 50; signed petition 
of Machias, 433. 
John, signed petition for Frank- 
fort, 187; signed petition for 
Pownalborough, 429; family 
and house at Pownalborough, 
454. 
John, a member of the General 

Court, 234. 
William, a member of the Gen- 
eral Court, 234. 

Androscoggin, 118. 
Falls, 118, 119. 

River, 23, 31, 33, 34, 35, 86, 37, 
45, 46, 155, 169, 217, 220, 332, 
333. 

Ann's War, Queen, 109. 

Anson, 219. 

Answers of First Parish of Scar- 
borough, 287, 407; of Nathan- 
iel Donnel, 347, 352; of Pow- 
nalborough, 372; to Lebanon 
petition, 106. 

Apthorp, Charles, agreed to Ken- 
nebec petition, 356; letter of, 
127; petition of, 131. 

Arasigunticokes, the, 342. 

Arbuthnot, Lieut. Col. William, in 
command at St. John's River, 
189. 

Armstrong, John, land granted to, 
327. 
Simon, land granted to, 326. 
Thomas, land granted to, 326. 

Army, see under Soldiers. 



Arnold, William, family and house 

at Pownalborough, 451. 
Arrowsic, 16, 156, 157, 178, 218. 

Island Meeting Ilouse, 339. 
Artillery, Train of, 89, 90. 
Arundel, 52. 
Ash, Baiaman, signed the petition 

of Lebanon, 106. 
Atkeson, Umphery, signed peti- 
tion of Narragansett, 380. 
Augusta, 219. 

Austin, Mathew, petitioned for 
land, 232; land granted to, 324. 
Mathew, 2nd, land granted to, 
324. 
Autographs, see Marks. 
Averell, Benjamin, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 187; his house 
and family at Pownalborough, 
449. 
Israel, his house and family at 

Pownalborough, 449. 
Job, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187; his house and family 
at Pownalborough, 449. 
Avon, 220. 

Ayer, \ Ebenezer, signed petition 
Ayers, / for Biddeford, 279. 
Jacob, signed petition for land, 

245; land granted to, 250. 
John, signed petition for land, 

244; land granted to, 250. 
Richard, signed petition for 
land, 246; land granted to, 
251. 
Samuel, signed petition for land, 

245; land granted to, 250. 
Samuel, tersus, signed petition 
for land, 245; land granted to, 
250. 



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land, 232. 

— , Samuel, signed petition for 

Townsend, 334. 
Babb, William, petitioned for grant 

of land, 232. 
Bacon shipped to Scarborough, 

286. 
Wm., signed Kennebec petition, 

360. 
Badger, Enoch, signed petition for 

land, 244; land granted to, 250. 
Bagly, Jonathan, witnessed bond, 

407; agent for Gerrish, 421. 
Bagnon, Jacques, signed petition 

for Frankfort, 187. 



INDEX 



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Bailey, ] Ebenezer, signed peti- 
Baley, >-tion for land, 245; land 
Bayley, j granted to, 250. 
Jacob, signed petition for land, 
245; land granted to, 250; fam- 
ily and house at Fownalbor- 
ough, 457. 
John, original grantee of New 
Marblehead, 161; signed peti- 
tion of Gorhamtown, 211; peti- 
tioned for land, 245; land 
granted to, 250. 
Joseph, Jr., declaration of, 77. 
Joshua, signed petition of Ne 
quassett, 167; petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 249. 
Richard, family and house at 

Pownalborough, 448. 
Robert, signed petition of New 

Gloucester, 255. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Timothy, signed petition for 

Harpswell, 224. 
William, declaration of, 77. 
Bait, the catching of restricted, 
156, 157; restrictions are ille- 
gal, 158. 
Baker, John, proprietor at Cox 
Hall, 411, 412; his family and 
house at Pownalborough, 448. 
Jno., signed petition for land, 

247; land granted to, 252. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 233; 

land granted to, 324. 
Natban, signed petition for land, 

245; land granted to, 250. 
Solomon, signed Frankfort peti- 
tion, 442. 
Wm., heirs of are proprietors of 
Cox Hall, 411. 
Bakerstown, 217, 420. 
Baldwin, 217. 
Baley, see Bailey. 
Ball, John, signed petition of Scar- 
borough 237. 
Samuel, signed petition of Pow- 
oalborough, 42'.); family and 
house of, 449. 
Wm., petitioned for land, 233. 
Ballstown, 219, 220. 
Bane, Charles, petitioned for land, 
3; land granted to, 324. 
David, land granted to, 323. 
David, 2nd, land granted to, 324. 
John, petitioned for land, 232; 

land granted to, 324. 
.lona., Esq., land granted to, 324. 
Jona., 2nd, land granted to, 321. 



Bane, continued. 
Samuel, land granted to, 324. 
see also Bean. 
Bangs, Barnabas, signed petition 
for Gorhamtown, 307. 
Capt. Joshua, his account, 54; 
proprietor at Gorhamtown, 
214. 
Baptists, exempt from ecclesiasti- 
cal tax, 436. 
Barker, Carr, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430. 
John, family and house at Pow- 
nalborough, 454. 
John, Jr., signed petition for 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house at Pownalborough, 
454. 
Stephen, signed petition for 
Frankfort, 442. 
Barnard, Samuel, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 252. 
Barnet, John, signed petition for 
land, 246; land granted to, 251. 
Barnum, Samuel, signed petition 
of Machias, 433. 
.see also Burnam. 
Barre, John, signed petition for 

Machias, 433. 
Barrelstown, 220. 
Barret, Humphrey, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 252. 
Robert, wounded, 32. 
Samuel, wounded, 32. 
Barter, Joseph, signed petition of 
Boothbay, 441. 
Samuel, signed petition of 
Boothbay, 441. 
Barter's Island, 381, 382, 383. 
Bartlett, Baley, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 251. 
Daniel, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Enoch, petitioned for land, 243, 
249; land granted to, 249; one 
of the Prudential Committee, 
270. 
Moses, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Nathaniel, signed petition for 
land, 245; land granted to, 250. 
Thomas, of New Marblehead, 
conveyed land to Henry Har- 
mon, 398, 400, ^01; died, 399; 
his heirs can not quit claim 
the title to land, 399, 400; his 
title declared void, 101. 
Thomas Jr., petitioned for land, 
2 17; land granted to, 252. 



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Bartlett, continued. 
William, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 203, 323. 
Bates, Jona., petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 252. 
Batli, 218. 

Second Parish, 218. 
Bay of Fundy, 20. 
Bay of St. Croix, 301, 886, 390. 
Bayley, .see Bailey. 
Beal, Manwarren, land granted to, 
327. 
Manwarren, Jr., land granted to, 

327. 
William, petitioned for land, 232. 
Zacheus, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec, 278. 
Zacheus, Jr., signed petition of 
Kennebec, 278. 
Bean, Charles, petitioned for land, 
233. 
David, petitioned for land, 232. 
James, petitioned for land, 232. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 

232. 
see also Bane. 
Beath, John, signed petition of 
Townsend, 334; a selectman 
of Boothbay, 425. 
Joseph, signed petition of 
Townsend, 334; signed peti- 
tion of Boothbay, 425. 
Beau champ, John, patent of, 256, 

265, 266, 267. 
Beaver or English, Indians hunt- 
ing for, 58. 
feathers, 65. 
Beers, Jethro, agreed to petition 
of Machias, 433. 
John, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 433. 
Begley, Jonathan, signed petition 
for land, 247; land granted to, 
252. 
Belcher, Gov. Jonathan, 331. 
Belgrade, 219. 

Belknap, Ezekiel, petitioned for 

land, 245; land granted to, 

250. 

Bell, John, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 

Joseph, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 252. 
Bent, Elijah, agreed to petition of 

Machias, 432. 
Bernard, Gov. Francis, letters of, 
302, 308, 311, 361, 364, 365, 



Bernard, continued. 

370, 372, 383, 392; message of, 
293, 341, 345, 346, 416; speech 
of, 317; mentioned, 208, 220, 
223, 224, 225, 228, 231, 233, 
235, 241, 242, 247, 254, 257, 
259, 261, 264, 266, 270, 271, 
273, 277, 278, 280, 286, 287, 
303, 305, 308, 311, 315, 322, 
330, 333, 334, 347, 352, 359, 
361, 308, 372, 377, 379, 381, 
398, 401, 403, 404, 405, 407, 
410, 413, 419, 420, 422, 423, 
424, 426, 427, 433, 439, 440, 
441, 443, 444, 445, 447. 

R . ' I Elisha, land granted to, 

Be^ry', J 327 ' 
Elisha, Jr., land granted to, 326. 
Capt. George, dismissed his 
company, 13, 14; expedition 
of, 22; enlisted a company, 
23; stores sent to, 35; to 
ascend the Androscoggin, 36; 
returned from the same, 45; 
letters of, 13, 22. 
John, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 287. 
Jonathan, agreed to petition of 

Machias, 432. 
Richard, signed petition of Bid- 

deford, 279. 
Wesbruck, signed petition of 
Machias, 432; signed the same 
as guardian, 432. 
Berto, Samuel, signed petition of 

Boothbay, 425. 
Berverly, David, petitioned for 

land, 246. 
Berwick, 46, 51, 52, 104, 105, 202, 

227, 228, 241. 
Beverly, Thomas, signed petition 
for land, 246; land granted to, 
251. 
Bezune, John, desired title to land, 
398, 399, 400; title granted, 401; 
petition of, 398. 
Margaret, daughter of Thomas 
Harmon, 398; desired title to 
land, 398; title granted, 401. 
Bickford, Henry, signed petition 
of Lebanon, 195. 
Joshua, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187. 
Moses, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec, 360. 
Bicknell, John Jr., petitioned for 
land, 253; land granted to, 262. 



INDEX 



463 



Biddeford, number of vessels at, 
52; to be divided, 271, 279; 
people of desired tbat the town 
be incorporated, 278, 279; act 
of incorporation, 281, 282; 
town meeting to be called in, 
282; mentioned, 13, 272; Rec- 
ord of Town Meeting in, 271. 

Billings, Gershom, signed petition 
of Biddeford, 279. 

Bimblecomb, Samuel, original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 

Birch bark, letter on, 388. 

Birch Island, 112. 

Black, Andrew, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 
252. 
Josiah, petitioned for land, 232; 

land granted to, 324. 
Josiah Jr., petitioned for land, 
232; land granted to, 324. 

Black Point, 216, 424. 

Blackdon, Charles, family and 
house at Pownalborough, 451. 
John, family and house at Pow- 
nalborough, 451. 

Blackledge, , widow, family 

and house at Pownalborough, 
452. 

Blagdon, John, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187. 

Blair, William, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251, 418. 

Blake, Benjamin, signed petition 
of Scarborough, 2b7, 296. 
John, detained beyond his enlist- 
ment, 148. 

Blanchard, Col. , land in New 

Hampshire, 418; paid for land 
by the same, 418. 
James, signed petition of Ne- 

quassett, 167. 
Samuel, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 

Blany, Joseph, an original grantee 
of New Marblehead, 161. 

Blasdell, David, petitioned for 
land, 233. 
Ebenezer, petitioned for land, 

233. 
Ephraim, signed petition of Leb- 
anon, 105. 
Nichr., land granted to, 328. 

Block Houses, how built, 7, 8; -see 
also under Forts. 

Blodgot, Samuel, petitioned for 
land, 2 l'>; laud granted to, 252. 

Blue I'oint, 216. 



Boats, to be repaired, 66; attacked, 
66, 67; see also Whaleboats. 

Bodge, John, signed petition for 
New Marblehead, 146. 

Bohannan, John, in expedition to 
Quebec, 50. 

Bollan, William, agent for the 
province, 273, 274, 275, 276. 

Bolton, Thomas, settled at New 
Marblehead, 164, 165. 
William, settled at New Marble- 
head, 164, 165. 

Boman, Samuel, house at Pownal- 
borough, 457. 

Bond, Benj., petitioned for land, 

247; land granted to, 252. 

of Brown, Henry Young, 406. 

Bonnabeag Hills, 27. 

Booney, Joel, agreed to petition 
of Machias, 433. 

Boothbay, 218, 424, 425, 440; peti- 
tions of, 424, 425, 440, 443. 

Boothby, Henry, signed petition 
of Wells, 222. 
James, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237, 
Samuel, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 
Samuel, Jr., signed petition of 
Scarborough, 237. 

Boston, 3, 5, 9, 13, 33, 37, 44, 45, 
48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 
61, 62, 75, 76, 84, 88, 89, 90, 
98, 99, 111, 127, 131, 133, 134, 
138, 152, 181, 189, 193, 201, 
203, 215, 235, 240, 242, 247, 
265, 266, 267, 273, 276, 284, 
287, 294, 296, 298, 299, 300, 
301, 302, 308, 311, 321, 336, 
342, 343, 345, 354, 356, 361, 
362, 365, 370, 383, 384, 391, 
392, 404, 406, 439, 445. 
Council Chamber, 2, 3, 5, 12, 37, 
121, 123, 147, 169, 199, 293, 
320, 416. 
Province House, 15, 18, 20, 22, 

88, 39, 122, 150. 
James, caused trouble by a new 
survey in Wells, 221; brought 
action against Stevens, 221; 
suit settled, 221, 222. 

Boundaries, uncertainty of, 229; 
encroachments in New Glou- 
cester, 254, 255; between 
Mai ik' and Nova Scotia, 256; 
dispute with New York, 275, 
276, 383, 384; to be ascer- 
tained between Nova Scotia 
and Massachusetts, 312, 313; 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Boundaries, continued. 

of the townships perfected, 
314; disputes concerning those 
of Massachusetts, 392, 393, 
394, 395, 390; between Maine 
and New Hampshire, 830, 427, 
439; xee also under Surveys. 
Bounds, Ephraim, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 
252. 
Bounties, may not be large enough 
to encourage enlistments, 39; 
delay in paying, 54, 55, 84; 
for killing Indians, 78; regu- 
lations concerning, 182. 

Bourn, Col. , a representative, 

188, 400. 
Bourne, Nathan, examiner, at 
New Marblehead, 229, 230. 
William, justice of the peace, 
191; administered oath to 
Rain Curtis, 191. 
Boutineau, James, a Kennebec 

proprietor, 356, 
Bowden, Michael, an original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 
Bowdoin, 218, 219. 
James, 234, 278, 291. 
William, 131, 291. 
Bowdoinham, 218, 333. 
Bowen, Nathan, assessor in New 
Marblehead, 160; examined 
the accounts of his town, 161; 
an original grantee, 161; signed 
agreement on behalf of New 
Marblehead, 215. 
Bowley, Oliver, land granted to, 

326. 
Bowman, Jonathan, justice of 
the peace, 358; signed peti- 
tion of Pownalborough, 429. 
Boyd, Thomas, signed petition of 

Boothbay, 425. 
Boyes, Antipas, a Kennebec pur- 
chaser, 353. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 

Boyinton, ") , widow, family 

Boynton, J and house of, 452. 
Amos, signed petition for Ma- 

chias, 432. 
Caleb, family and house of, 452. 
John, signed petition of Narra- 

gansett, 380. 
William, family and house of, 
452. 
Bradbury, Capt. Jabez, letter of, 
47. mentioned, 2, 56, 64. 



Bradbury, continued. 

John, representative, 44, 147, 
231, 255, 269, 427, 439. 

John, land granted to, 323. 

John Jr., petitioned for land, 
232; land granted to, 324. 

Joseph, petitioned for land, 232. 

Josiah, family and house of at 
Pownalborough, 450. 

Moses, signed petition for New 
Gloucester, 255. 
Bradford, Ezekiel, petitioned for 
land, 180; land granted to, 259. 

Gamaliel, representative, 259, 
270, 427. 

Peabody, land granted to, 260. 

Capt. Robert, to represent Dux- 
bury, 209. 

Samuel, petitioned for land, 180 
land granted to, 259. 

Seth, petitioned for land, 181 
land granted to, 260. 

Simeon, petitioned for land, 180 
land granted to, 259. 
Bradley, Isaac, signed petition for 
land, 244; land granted to, 249. 

William, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 
Bragdon, , can give informa- 
tion about Louisbourg, 62. 

Elisha, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 

Jeremiah, petitioned for land, 
238. 

Jeremiah Jr., land granted to, 
324. 

Joseph, land granted to, 324. 
Capt. Solomon, on committee 
for Scarborough, 290; land 
granted to, 328; signed peti- 
tion for Scarborough, 410. 

Braman, James, shipped with 
Capt. Hodgkins, 61. 

Bran, Jeremiah, his family and 
house at Pownalborough, 449. 

Brattle, Thomas, a Kennebec pro- 
prietor, 353. 
William, to consider the Fal- 
mouth petition, 172; to con- 
sider the petition of Wads- 
worth, 181; to consider the 
petition of Brown, 427; re- 
ported on petition of Tomp- 
son, 435, 438. 

Bread damaged, 96. 

Bret, Spencer, petitioned for land, 
243; land granted to, 262. 



INDEX 



465 



Brewster, ] Isaac, petitioned for 
Breuster, [land, 246; land granted 
Bruister, J to, 251, 259. 
Joseph Jr., petitioned for land, 

182; land granted to, 259. 
Json, petitioned for land, 181. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 181; 
land granted to, 259. 
Brick Island, in Merrymeeting 

Bay, a boundary, 277, 299. 
Bricket, James, signed petition for 
land, 245; land granted to, 250. 
Bridge, Edmund, family and house 
of, 457. 
Edr., signed petition of Pownal- 
borough, 429. 
Bridges, Josiah, objected to the 
incorporation of Gorhamtown, 
305. 
Samuel, objected to the incor- 
poration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Bridgtown, 217. 

Briggs, John, land granted to, 252. 
Bright, Matthew, petitioned for 

land. 232. 
Bristol, Me., 218. 
British, see under English. 
Broad Bay, vote of, 19; forts 
erected at, 19; soldiers needed 
at, 20; soldiers sent to, 24, 25; 
boats repaired at, 5'.); Indians 
at, 83; provisions needed at, 
102, 103; limit of one scouting 
range, 118; protection needed 
at, 128; in Lincoln County, 
218. 
Petition of, 102. 
Bromfield, Henry, representative, 

284. 
Brookens, Ebenezer, signed peti- 
tion of Nequassett, 167. 
Brooklyn. 14. 

Brooks, John, signed petition for 
Narragansett, 380. 
William, uneasy in the fort, 114. 

Brown, , settled at New Mar- 

blehead, 164. 
Mr. - ., i:;i. 

David, land granted to, :\2l. 
Blisha, land granted to, 327. 
Henry Foung, of Canterbury, 
t-iv. Dship granted to, K)5, 406, 
•107; liis grant conflicted with 
that ol others, 426, 427, 447; 
desired relief, 427; petition "f, 
426, 117. 
Jacob, proprietor al Ox Hall, 
411. 



Brown, continued. 

Jesse, land granted to, 827. 

Jesse, Jr., land granted to, 327. 

John, signed petition of Wells, 
222; land granted to, 328. 

Joseph, signed petition for 
land, 243; land granted to, 
262, 363; objected to petition 
of Gorhamtown, 305; signed 
Frankfort petition, 443. 

Joseph, Jr., objected to petition 
of Gorhamtown, 305. 

Josiah, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 

Joshua, signed Scarborough 
petition, 237. 

Nathaniel, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252; 

Nathaniel Jr., petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 
252; proprietor at Cox Hall, 
411, 412. 

Peter, signed petition of Kenne- 
bec, 360. 

Samuel, proprietor at Cox Hall, 
411. 

Timothy, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 443. 

William, proprietor at Cox Hall, 
411 
Brown's Cove, 415. 
Brunswick, home of David Dun- 
ing, 15; desired to have sol- 
diers sent to Spear's Garrison, 
25, 30; Indian raid at, 29; sol- 
diers to be sent to, 30; Indians 
between Fort Western and, 
67; road from Falmouth to, 
73; road from Merriconeag to, 
74; a boundary of Merri- 
coneag, 112; to join with Mer- 
riconeag to elect a representa- 
tive, 113; the fort at, will be 
useless, IIS; soldiers at dis- 
missed, 177; in Cumberland 
County, 216; petition of, 25, 
29; mentioned, 46, 75, 83, 333. 

Meeting Mouse, 30. 
Bryan, Timothy, detained beyond 

term of enlistment, 148. 
Bryant, Bartholomew, in Crown 
Point expedition, 50; family 
and house at Pownalborough, 
453. 

Eleazer, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 432. 

.lames, signed petition of Gor- 

hamtown, 211, 214. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Bryant, continued. 
Jonr., signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187; signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 454. 
Bryant, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 4X2. 
Buck, Jacob, signed petition for 
land, 245; land granted to, 
250. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 249; on 
the prudential committee, 270. 
Jonathan, Jr., signed petition 
for land, 245; land granted to, 
250. 
Thomas, signed petition for 

Machias, 432. 
Thomas, Jr., signed petition for 
Machias, 432. 
Buekfield, 217. 
Buckman, William, land granted 

to, 328. 
Bucktown, (Township No. Five) 

217, 328, 413, 419. 
Bugnon, Jaques, family and house 

of, 456. 
Bugnor, Jaques, signed petition 

of Pownalborough, 429. 
Bullin, Samuel, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 3G0. 

Burbank, Mr. , engineer, 153, 

156. 
Burnam, \ Ammi, signed fisher- 
Burnum, /men's petition, 157. 
Amos, signed fishermen's peti- 
tion, 157. 
David, signed fishermen's peti- 
tion, 157. 
Francis, proprietor at Cox Hall, 

411. 
Job, signed petition of Machias, 

433. 
Robert, signed petition of New 

Gloucester, 255. 
Simeon, signed petition of fish- 
ermen, 157. 
Solomon, signed petition of fish- 
ermen, 157. 
Stephen, signed petition of fish- 
ermen, 157. 
Thomas, signed petition of fish- 
ermen, 157. 
see also Barnum. 
Burncoat Island, 76. 
Burpey, Nathaniel, signed petition 
for land, 245; land granted to, 
250; see also Purpey. 
Burrows, Edward, signed Lebanon 
petition, 106. 



Burton, Lieut. Benj., letter of, 56; 

mentioned, 18, 48, 57, 58. 
Butler, David, petition of, 110; 

administrator, 110. 



C , , signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 

C , Adam, signed petition for 

New Castle, 81. 

C , Daniel, signed petition for 

Pownalborough, 430. 

C , Hateviel, desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 

C , Ichabod, desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 317. 

C , John, signed petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 

C , Timothy, petitioned for 

land, 232. 

C , William, petitionedfor land, 

181. 

Cadaraqui, stores at restored to 
the British, 140, 141. 

Caires, John, signed petition of 
fishermen, 157. 

Calculations for repairing build- 
ings at Fort Halifax, 10. 

Calihan, Charles, family and house 
of, 455. 

Call, Obediah, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429; family 
and house of, 455. 
Philip, signed Frankfort peti- 
tion, 187; signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429; family 
and house of, 455. 
Philip Jr., signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 455. 

Callahan, Charles, signed Pownal- 
borough petition, 430; family 
and house of, 455. 

Calley, Moses, original grantee of 
New Marblehead, 161. 

Camden, 218. 

Cambridge, Mass., 253, 258, 261, 
263, 329. 
Synod, The, 435. 

Canaan, 218. 

Canada, 21, 35, 44, 50, 95, 120, 141, 
176, 177, 184, 206, 208, 227, 298, 
341, 365, 368, 369, 371, 372, 418, 
420, 421, 422. 
Maine, in Cumberland County, 
217. 

Canadians, 3, 93, 94, 189; see also 
under French. 



INDEX 



467 



Canady, Nickles, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 443. 

Cane, Joshua, signed petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 
Nicholas, signed petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 
Saml., signed petition of Phil- 
lipstown, 28. 

Canterbury, 405. 

Cape Ann, 63. 

Cape Breton, Island of, value of 
the reduction of, 140; troops 
to be detained at, 185; good 
accounts from, 207. 

Cape Elizabeth, Second Parish of 
Falmouth, objections to the in- 
stallation of Ephraim Clark, 
171, 174, 193; order to be 
served on town clerk, 172; 
must pay ministerial rates to 
Falmouth, 194, 195, 196; ob- 
tained unfairly the resolve to 
be set off from the First Par- 
ish, 194, 190; not set back, 
195; misrepresented the case, 
190; over reached the First 
Parish, 196; the fault their 
own because not set back, 
197 ; to pay taxes to, and in- 
clusive of 1769, 198; to be set 
off after 1769, 198; never to be 
set back, 198; double taxes 
in, 198; should pay court ex- 
penses, 198; report of the 
court, 200; those aggrieved 
not to pay taxes to support 
.Mr. Clark, 202,203; in Cum- 
berland County, 216; see also 
under Falmouth. 

Cape Sable, 111, 112. 

Cape Sambrough, 111. 

Captives, taken by Indians at 
Muntinicus Island, 82, 83; 
taken at Township No. Four, 
94; taken at Penobscot, 132; 
staked to the ground, 132; 
sold by Indians, 132; bought 
back by Indians, 132; im- 
prisoned in Quebec, 132: re- 
leased at surrender of Quebec, 
182, L90j taken at St. John's 
River, 189; taken near Mount 
De en, L90; daughter of St. 
bine, 802. 

(aid. Michael, signed petition of 
Nequas ie1 1. 167. 
ill, Capt. .lames, action 
broughl against, 354, 356, 358. 

Carlisle, James, land granted to, 
824. 



Carlisle, continued. 

Joseph, petitioned for land, 232. 
Carll, Saml. Jr., signed petition 

for Scarborough, 237. 
Carlow, Jacob, family and house 

of, 455. 

n , ) Bezeliel, petitioned for 
Carlton, \ ld 245 land granted 

Calton ' j to, 251. * 

Dudley, petitioned for land, 244, 

249; land granted to, 249. 
Dudley Jr., petitioned for land, 

245; land granted to, 251. 
John, signed petition for Ne- 

quassett, 167. 
Jonathan, signed petition for 
Nequassett, 167; signed peti- 
tion for Machias, 432. 
Jonathan Jr., signed petition 

for Machias, 432. 
Joseph, signed petition of Pow- 

nalborough, 429. 
Moses, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborongh, 429; family and 
house of, 449. 
Carney, Mark, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 454. 
Caroline, Queen, as regent, 297. 
Carrying-Places, at Merriconeag, 
112; search for, 151; at Little 
River, 155; at east branch of 
St. George's River, 155; at 
Sebastoocook River, 155; at 
Penobscot River, 168. 
Carson, Adam, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 360, 373; not a 
poor man, 373; should not be 
excused from taxation, 375. 
Adam, and Others, Answer to 
petition of, 372. 
Carter, Benjamin, signed petition 
of Scarborough, 237. 
Daniel, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 443. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 

225. 
Robert, petitioned for people of 
Madamcook, 200. 
Casco Bav, 48, 216, 225, 285, 302, 

383, 3S5. 
Cash, Saml., land granted to, 328. 
Castinc's River, 243. 
Castine, see St. Castino, Jean Vin- 
cent de. 
Cate, ) Joseph, signed petition of 
Cates. ( Gorhamtown, 192, 307. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 261, 323. 



468 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Oatherlough, Robert, Earl of, de- 
sired grant of land, 433, 434; 
memorial of, 433. 
Cattle disclose presence of the 
enemy, 71; to be sold, 98, 107; 
well fed at Pownalborongh, 
373, 374. 
Cavalier, Lewis, family and house 

of, 456. 
Cavany, Dominick, signed petition 

of Kennebec, 278. 
Cavilier, John, signed petition for 

Pownalborough, 430. 
Certificate of Winslow, Gilbert, 

109, 110. 
Chadbourn, "I Benjamin, member 
Cbadburn, /of General Court, 
2G9, 332; to provide assistance 
for Phillipsburg, 227; admin- 
istered oath to Dorcas Good- 
ridge, 227. 
Humphry, land granted to, 324. 
John, signed petition of Phillips- 
town, 28. 
Joshua, signed petition of Phil- 
lipstown, 28. 
Chamberlain, Aaron, land granted, 
to, 326. 
Joshua, signed petition for 

Frankfort, 187. 
Samuel, signed petition for 
Frankfort, 442. 

Chandler, Col. , his regiment 

bound for Fort Edward, 96. 
Ephraim, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
John, representative, 230. 
Peleg, petitioned for land, 180; 

land granted to, 259 
Zebedee, petitioned for land, 180; 
land granted to, 259. 

Chapman, Mrs. , widow, house 

of, in Pownalborough, 453. 
Abraham, petitioned for land, 

233; land granted to, 324. 
John, family and house of, 452. 
Ralph, signed petition for Pow- 
nalborough, 430; family and 
house of, 454. 
Stephen, as guardian of heirs of 
Henry Harmon, 398, 400. 
Charles I, 265. 

Charles II, 313, 314, 387, 392. 
Chart of the sea-coast to be made, 

299, 391. 
Charters of Frankfort, 203; of 
Province of Massachusetts 
Bay, 298. 
of William and Mary, 296, 297, 
299, 300, 301. 



Chase, Amos, signed petition of 
Biddeford, 279. 
Eleazer, settled at New Marble- 
head, 164, 165. 
Ezra, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
James, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 443. 
Mathew, family and house of, 

457. 
Moses, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Roger, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 429; family and 
house of, 457. 
Chaudiere River, 21, 40, 46, 208, 

390. 
Chebacco, home of the Rev. John 

Cleveland, 171. 
Chegnecto, ) Capt. Doggett bound 
Chicnecto, /to, 127; troops de- 
tained at, 199. 

Cheny, , widow, family and 

house of, 454. 
Chester, 220. 
Chesterville, 220. 

Chickering, John Jr., petitioned 

for land, 246; land granted to, 

252. 

Samuel, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 252. 

Chipman, John, proprietor of Cox 

Hall, 411, 412; an agent, 423. 
Choate, Humphrey, signed peti- 
tion of the fishermen, 157. 
Jeremiah, signed petition of the 

fishermen, 157. 
John, to hear evidence in the 

claim of John Bezune, 400. 
Stephen, signed petition of fish- 
ermen, 157. 
Thomas, signed petition of fish- 
ermen, 157. 

Christie, Capt. , 89, 91, 96. 

Church Government, 435, 436. 

of England, 371, 372. 
Chute, Curtis, signed petition of 
New Marblehead, 146; settled 
at New Marblehead, 162, 165. 
Capt. Thomas, original grantee 
of New Marblehead, 146, 161, 
163; settled at New Marble- 
head, 162, 165. 
Clancy, David, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187; family and 
house of, 454. 
Clap, 1 Rufus, petitioned for land, 
Clapp, J 247; land granted to, 252. 
Col. Thomas, speaker, 175, 230, 
360. 



INDEX 



469 



Clarck, "| Abraham, petitioned for 
Clark, viand, 225; signed petition 
Clarke, J for Scarborough, 403. 

Daniel, signed petition of Wells, 
222. 

Rev. Ephraim, objection to his 
being settled in Falmouth, 
170, 174, 193, 287, 402, 408; in- 
stalled, 171, 202; ceremony 
in an orchard, 171; charges 
against, 201; those who dis- 
liked him to be set back to 
the first parish, 203, 376, 408; 
the communion with, a matter 
of dispute, 424. 

James, family and house of, 449. 

James Jr., signed petition for 
Frankfort, 187. 

John, of Kennebec, signed peti- 
tion of Kennebec, 278; action 
brought against, 355, 358. 

John, of Pearson Town, held for 
murder, 78; his children cared 
for by Falmouth, 78; children 
of to be under the charge of 
the county, 79. 

John, of Wells, signed petition 
of Wells, 222. 

Joshua, signed petition of Wells, 
222. 

Nathaniel Jr., signed petition of 
Wells, 222. 

Samuel, petitioned for Wells, 
222; petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262. 

Thomas, deputy-secretary, 19, 
29, 30, 31, 32, 40, 44, 10G, 107, 
117, 146, 147, 167, 182. 

Capt. Thomas, land held by 
right of his grant, 165, 186. 

William, signed Frankfort peti- 
tion, 1S7; family and house of, 
449. 
Clay, Jonathan, petitioned for 

land, 232. 
Cleaves, Benjamin Jr., proprietor 
at Cox Hall, 411. 

Joshua, proprietor at Cox Hall, 
411. 
Clemens, James, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 
261. 
Clements, Benjamin, petitioned 
for land, 244; land granted to, 
249. 

Peter, petitioned for land, 244. 

Philip, signed petition for land, 
244; land granted to. 249. 

Samuel, petitioned for land, 244; 
lanrl granted to. 260. 



Clemons, Benja., land granted to, 

249. 
Clergy, the, see under Ministers. 
Clertey, William, land granted to, 

259. 
Cleveland, Rev. Ebenezer, of 
Gloucester, 171, 202. 
Rev. John, of Jabacco, 171, 202. 
Joseph, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 430; family and 
house of, 456. 
Cliford, William, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 442. 
William Jr., signed petition of 
Frankfort, 442. 
Clinton, Maine, 219. 
Cloke, Israel, signed petition of 

Scarborough, 403. 
Cloutman, Hezekiah, signed peti- 
tion of Kennebec, 360. 
John, signed petition of Le- 
banon, 106. 
Coasters, see under Vessels. 
Cobb, Ebenezer, signed petition 
of Falmouth, 174, 376. 
Elisha, objected to incorpora- 
tion of Gorham, 305. 
James Jr., petitioned for land, 

180; land granted to, 259. 
Joseph Jr., land granted to, 327. 
Saml. Jr., land granted to, 326. 
Cobersecontee, 348, 374. 
Cockran, James, petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 
251; signed Kennebec peti- 
tion, 278. 
John, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Nathaniel, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
William, petitioned for l&nd, 
246; land granted to, 251. 
Cocks, James, signed petition of 

Kennebec, 360. 
Cod Fish, 156. 

Collin, Bonja., family and house 
Of, 150. 
Stephen, petitioned for land, 
241; land granted to, 250. 
Cogswell, Prances, petitioned for 
land, 157. 
Jno. Jr., petitioned for land, 
2 17; land granted to, 2.">2. 
Goheran, Robert, ign >l New 
( lastle pi-t it ion, 61. 
Willi, mi. signed New Castle 
pel ition, 81. 



31 



470 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Colbe, Rougles, petitioned for 
land, 243; land granted to, 
262. 

Colby, Abel, signed petition for 
Frankfort, 442. 
Ambrose, family and house of, 

451. 
Edmund, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 442. 
Henry, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 442. 

Cole, Ebenezer, land granted to, 
327. 
John, signed petition of Wells, 
222; signed petition of Narra- 
gansett, 380. 

Colonization should be encour- 
aged, 309, 310; Catherlough 
and others interested in, 483, 
434. 

Colville, Lord, in expedition to 
Quebec, 50; letter of , 111. 

Combes, Joshua, petitioned for 

land, 253; land granted to, 

262. 

Stephen, signed petition for 

land, 243; land granted to, 262. 

Compass, the variation of causes 
trouble in land surveys, 222. 

Conant, Nathaniel, a proprietor at 
Cox Hall, 411, 412. 

Concord, Mass., 345, 346, 347. 

Conference, with Indians, 368. 

Conilagration in Boston, 1760, 209. 

Congregationalists, 435, 436, 437. 

Connecticut, 97, 138, 275, 276, 384, 
387, 393, 394, 396, 397. 
River, 46, 90, 384. 

Consent of Kennebec Proprietors, 
379. 

Cook, Cornelius, signed petition 
of Townsend, 334. 
Ebenezer, land granted to, 324. 
James, signed petition for land, 

245; land granted to, 250. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 232. 
William, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 

Cooper, Boyce, letter of, 84, 85. 
James, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187; signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429. 

Cornville, 219. 

Carson, John, soldier, desired con- 
firmation of land title, 316. 

Cortes, see Curtis. 

Cotton, Rev. John, his "Book of 
Keys " 435. 
John, secretary, 294, 332, 357, 
359, 381, 430, 438, 444. 



Cotton, continued. 

Roland, clerk, 179, 182, 193, 238. 

William, selectman of Falmouth, 

79; proprietor at Gorham- 

town, 214. 

William Jr., declaration of, 77. 

Couch, Adam, family and house 

of, 455. 
Coul, John Peter, signed petition 

of Frankfort, 187. 
Courts, discomfort in attending, 

440, 441, 442; Boothbay desired 
they be held nearer home, 440; 
Frankfort desired the same, 

441, 442; held at Goodwin's in 
Pownalborough, 457. 

Cowing, Abisha, signed petition 
of Kennebec, 360. 
Jabez, signed petition of Kenne- 
bec, 360. 
Jabez Jr., signed petition of 
Kennebec, 360. 
Cows, prosperous at Pownalbor- 
ough, 373, 374; see also Cattle. 
Cox, Capt. , his soldiers un- 
easy, 60. 
Ebenezer, land granted to, 327. 
Joseph, declaration of, 76. 
Cox Hall, York County, 410; peti- 
tion of the proprietors of, 410. 
Crabtree, Agreen, signed petition 
of Kennebec, 278. 
Eleazer, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec, 278. 
Crage, \ Hugh, signed petition of 
Crague, jNew Marblehead, 146; 
had property at New Marble- 
head, 164, 165. 
Cresy, John, signed petition of 

Gorhamtown, 193. 
Crocker, John, in expedition to 
Crown Point, 50; agreed to 
petition of Machias, 432, 433. 
Reuben, signed petition of 

Machias, 433. 
Samuel, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 192, 307. 
Cromwell, James, signed petition 
for land, 334. 

Crosby, Lieut. , commander 

at Orford, 111, 112. 
Joseph, signed petition of Town- 
send, 334; signed petition of 
Boothbay, 425, 441. 
Cross River, 381, 383. 

Simon, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 
Crown Point, 21. 
Expedition, 23, 50. 



INDEX 



471 



Cudworth, Benj., petitioned for 
land, 246 ; land granted to, 251. 
Cumberland County, 216, 228, 238, 
239, 280, 284, 287, 294, 350, 
351, 352, 377, 398, 402, 408, 
416, 417. 
Cumerford, Edward, detained be- 
yond term of enlistment, 148. 
Cuningham, James, signed peti- 
tion of New Castle, 81. 

John, signed petition of New 
Castle, 81; signed petition of 
Frankfort, 442. 

William, signed New Castle pe- 
tition, 81; signed petition of 
Frankfort, 442. 
Curtis, Benjamin, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 442. 

Davis, signed petition of Merri- 
coneag, 42, 43, 76, 111. 

John, signed petition of Nequas- 
sett, 167. 

Nehemiah, to collect taxes at 
Harpswell, 224. 

Rain, of Marblehead, enlisted, 
190; captured, 190; impris- 
oned, 190; desired remunera- 
tion, 191; oath of, 190; allow- 
ance to, 191; petition of, 190. 
Cusens, John, signed petition of 

Wells, 222. 
Cushing, Lincoln County, 218, 220. 

, Maj. 193, 230, 434. 

Benjamin, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 

Charles, sheriff, 429, 453, 457. 

Ezekiel, sent accounts of sup- 
plying and enlisting soldiers, 
54, 55, 60; deficiency of men 
sent, 55; will send the miss- 
ing number, 60; his son writes 
a letter for him, 01; to report 
the appearance of ships on 
the coast, 84; signed petition 
of Second Parish of Falmouth, 
172, 191, 1!»7; report on peti- 
tion of, 200, 201; exoncn 
202; petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 261, 323; let- 
ters of, :,)',, 60, 77; letter to, 
58. 

Ezekiel Jr„ signed petition of 
Second Parish of Falmouth, 
17l', :;"»;; petitioned for land, 
243; land granted to, 261, 323. 

Jeremiah, signed petition of 
Second Parish of Palmouth, 
172; petitioned for land, 246; 
land granted t", 261, 323. 



Cushing, continued. 

John, to consider WadswortlPs 
petition, 181. 

Loring, wrote for his father, 61; 
signed petition of Second 
Parish of Falmouth, 172. 

Dr. Nathaniel, petitioned for 
land, 181; land granted to, 
260. 

Robert, signed petition of 
Second Parish, Falmouth, 376. 

T., speaker, 431, 446. 

William, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; resided 
in Pownalborough, 456. 
Cushnoc, 53, 155. 
Cutler, Jonas, land granted to, 

328. 
Cutt, Major — *, 241. 

Dr. Foxwell Curtis, to provide 
assistance for Phillipstown, 
227; his bills for the same, 
227, 228. 

Richard, to run the lines of 
New Marblehead, 231; peti- 
tion of, 98. 

Richard Jr., petition of, 214. 

Thomas, signed petition of Bid- 
deford, 279. 



I> 



D 



Kennebec 



D 



— , Beniar, signed 
petition, 360. 

— , Ezra, signed Pownalbor- 
ough petition, 429. 

D , Jacob, desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 

Daley, David, desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 
John, desired confirmation of 

land title, 316. 
John Jr., desired confirmation 
of land title, 316. 

Damarel*s Cove, tishingat, 156. 

Damariscotta, 118. 
Falls, 415. 

River, 34, 80, 118, 334, 381, 382, 
383, 415. 

Damariscove Island, 112. 

Dame, John, desired confirmation 
of land title, 316. 

Danel, Joseph, signed petition of 
New Castle, si. 

Danforth, Samuel, member of the 
council, 294. 

Danville, 218. 

Daves, Ezra, signed petition of 
Biddeford, 279. 



472 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Davies, \ , his Journal, men- 
Davis, J tinned, 302. 
Ezra, family and bouse at Pow- 

nalborough, 457. 
Israel, signed petition of Town- 
send, 334; signed petition of 
Boothbay, 441. 
James, signed petition of Wells, 

222. 
Joshua, signed petition of Gor- 

bamtown, 307. 
Josiab, signed petition of Pow- 

nalborough, 429. 
Moses, signed petition for land, 

247; land granted to, 252. 
Nathaniel, signed petition of 

Machias, 433, 
Prince, objected to incorpora- 
tion of Gorham, 305. 
Samuel, signed petition of Wells, 
222; signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 
Davistown, 220. 

Dawes, Ambrose, petitioned for 
land, 180; land granted to, 259. 
Ebenezer, petitioned for land, 
180; land granted to, 259. 
Day, Benjamin, petitioned fcr 
land, 246; land granted to, 251; 
signed petition of Frankfort, 
443. 
Ebenezer, signed petition for 
land, 245; land granted to, 251. 
James, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 442. 
Jonathan, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 443. 
Moses, petitioned for land, 246; 
land granted to, 251. 
Dean, Ebenezer, family and house 

of, 453. 
Death, John, signed petition for 

Boothbay, 441. 
Debtors, 177. 

Decker, John, selectman, signed 
petition of Pownalborough, 
376; family and house in Pow- 
nalborough, 450. 
John Jr., family and house of 
450. 
Declaration of Cox, Joseph and 

others, 76. 
Defense of Inland Frontiers, On 

the, 117. 
De Lancy, Gov. James, letter of, 
92, 93; mentioned, 91, 92, 93, 
95, 97. 
Delano, ) John, signed petition of 
Delono, ( Falmouth, 172. 



Delano, continued. 
Judab, petitioned for land, 181; 

land granted to, 259. 
Thos., signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 

Delaware River, 317. 

Dennet, Samuel, signed petition 
of Biddeford, 279. 

Denny, Maj. , 175. 

Daniel, to issue warrant for 

town-meeting, 204. 
Samuel, signed Lebanon peti- 
tion, 106; moderator and town 
clerk of Georgetown, 175, 339, 
340; to issue a warrant for 
town-meetings, 179, 382. 

Densmore, Thos., family and house 
of, 456. 

Dexter, Mr. , 431. 

Dickenson, Abijah, family and 
house of, 452. 

Dickey, Adam, petitioned for land, 
246. 

Dill, Joseph, petitioned for land, 
232. 

Dillaway, Arthur, in Canadian 
expedition, 50. 
James, in Canadian expedition, 
50. 

Dilleno, Amasa, family and house 
of, 452. 

Dinsmore, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 430. 

Directions to Pepperrell, Sir Wil- 
liam, 86. 

Dixfield, 217. 

Dixon, David, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 

Doane, Ebenezer Jr., signed]peti- 
tion of Falmouth, 172. 

Doctor's Box, needed at Frank- 
fort, 67. 

Dodge, , signed- petition of 

Lebanon, 106; proprietor at 
Cox Hall, 411. 

Doggett, Capt. John, bound with 
cargo for Chegnecto, 127. 

Doliver, John, land granted to, 
328. 
Samuel, land granted to, 328. 
William, land granted to, 328. 

Donkley, Capt. , master of the 

Enterprise, 112. 

Donell, "(Benjamin, petitioned 

Donnell, J for land, 232; land 
granted to, 324; signed peti- 
tion of Narragansett, 380. 
John, signed petition of Narra- 
gansett, 380. 



INDEX 



473 



Donnell, continued. 
Nathaniel, action brought 
against, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358; 
answer of, 347, 352. 
Door, John, signed petition of 
Lebanon, 106. 
Philip, signed petition of Leb- 
anon, 100. 
Richard, signed petition of Leb- 
anon, 106. 
Dow, Benjamin, family and house, 
of, 449. 
John Jr., petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 249. 
John, tersus, petitioned for 
land, 244; land granted to, 
249. 
Peter, family and house of, 449. 
Down, Saml., memorial of, in be- 
half of the grantees of six 
townships, 445, 446. 

Dowse, Capt. , master of the 

Prince of Wales, 63. 
Dread, "I Silvanus, land granted to, 
Dred, /259. 

Zenas, land granted to, 259. 
Dreake, land granted to, 327. 
Dresden, 219. 

Drew, Thomas, petitioned for 
land, 180. 
William, petitioned for land, 

181 ; land granted to, 259. 
Zebulon, petitioned for land, 

181; land granted to, 259. 
Zenas, land granted to, 180. 
Dubuisont, Joseph, signed peti- 
tion of Machias, 432. 

Dudley, Mr. , 432. 

Duggen, John, land granted to, 

327. 
Dukes County, 89. 
Dummer, George Jr., received 
land, 252. 
John, petitioned for land, 247; 
land granted to, 252. 
Duncan, Abraham, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 
252. 
George, signed petition for land, 
246; land granted to, 251, 252. 
George Jr., petitioned for land, 

245, 246, 217. 

George tersus, petitioned for 

land, 245; land granted to, 

261. 

George fourth, petitioned for 

land, 246; land granted to, 251. 

James, petitioned for land, 244, 

249; land granted to, 219; on 
the prudential committee, 270; 



Duncan, continued. 

desired confirmation of land 

title, 335; desired more time, 

445. 
James Jr., petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 249. 
John, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 251. 
John Jr., petitioned for land 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
John third, petitioned for land, 

245; land granted to, 252. 
John fourth, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Robt., petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
William, petitioned for land, 

245; land granted to, 251.* 
William Jr., petitioned for land, 

245; land granted to, 251. 
Dunn, Samuel, signed Falmouth 

petition, 376. 
Dunning, Capt. David, 15, 16, 17. 
Dunton, Joseph, signed Frankfort 

petition, 443. 
Samuel, signed Frankfort peti- 
tion, 442. 
Temothy, signed Frankfort peti- 
tion, 44.?. 
Durham, 217. 
Duties, 13S. 

n UX K Ury ' i. }l80, 226, 269. 
Duxborough, j ' ' 

Dwellings, see Houses. 

Dwight, Col. , 50, 233. 

Anthony, petitioned for land, 

243; land granted to, 262, 323, 

327. 
Dyer, Benjamin, land granted to, 

326. 
Christopher, land granted to, 

327. 
Ephraim, land granted to, 326, 

327. 
Ephraim second, land granted 

to, 326. 
George, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262, 263. 
Henry, land granted to, 326. 
Henry Jr., land granted to, 326. 
John, land granted to, 328. 
Jonas, in expedition to Crown 

Point, 50; signed petition ol 

Machias, 183. 
Jonathan, land granted to, 320. 
Micah, land granted to, 828. 
Reuben, land granted to, 328. 



744 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Dyer, continued. 

Samuel, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 37G. 

William, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262, 323, 326. 

William Jr., land granted to, 326. 



E 

Easman, William, petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 251. 
East Butterfield, 217. 
Eastman, Saml., family and house 

of, 457. 
Eaton, Benja., petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 
Ebenezer, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Ezekiel, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
John, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 250. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 

245; land granted to, 250. 
Theophilus, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 249. 
Edgcomb, Robert, signed petition 

for Biddeford, 279. 
Edgecumb, 218. 
Edgemoggin Reach, 168. 
Edwards, Richard, signed petition 

of Gorhamtown, 307. 
Elden, John, signed Narragansett 
petition, 380. 
John second, signed Narragan- 
sett petition, 380. 
Elder, Samuel, settled at New 
Marblehead, 163. 
William, signed petition of New 
Marblehead, 163, 165. 
Elbridge, Joshua, signed petition 
of Falmouth, 172. 
Timothy, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 
Ellingwood, Ebenezer, land grant- 
ed to, 323; proprietor at Cox 
Hall, 411. 
Elliot, James, signed petition of 
Machias, 433; signed the same 
as an attorney, 433. 
Simon, petitioned for land, 246; 
land granted to, 252. 
Elvil, Jona., land granted to, 327. 
Elwell, \ David, petitioned for 
Elwill, / land, 243. 

Hezekiah, petitioned for land, 

232. 
Jacob, house attacked, 83. 



Elwell, coyitinued. 

Mrs. Jacob, shot an Indian, 83. 
Saml., land granted to, 262. 

Emason, "I Mark, petitioned for 

Emerson, j land, 245; land granted 
to, 250. 
Roland Jr., petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Saml., family and house of, 454. 

Emery, James, signed Narragan- 
sett petition, 380. 
John, land granted to, 327. 

Endicott 1 see Indicott. 

Enemy, the, see under French and 
Indians. 

Engersol, Col. , in expedition 

to Canada, 50. 
Capt. Joseph, in expedition to 

Kennebec, 50. 
Capt. Nathaniel, in expedition 
to Canada, 50. 

England, 48, 149, 177, 208, 278, 
301, 313, 352, 371, 446. 
Church of, 371, 372. 

English, the, (including the Brit- 
ish), the time of year in which 
the Indians hunt for, 53; ves- 
sels of the, seized and released 
by the French, 63; the 
French expected that Louis- 
bourg would be captured by, 
95; not to enter Canada, 95; 
bravery of, 108; broke up the 
settlement at St. Johns, 132; 
captured Quebec, 132; do- 
minion of the lakes restored 
to, 140, 141; Indians afraid 
of, 151; the Indians must be 
domesticated with, 208; the 
French take oath to support 
the government of, 299; re- 
conquest of the Eastern parts, 
300; lost the Newport, 300; 
St. Castine joined in the ex- 
pedition against, 302; had 
possession of St. Castine's 
settlement, 302; St. Castine a 
subject of, 302; first to settle 
at Majaagadoose, 315; Indians 
desired to be friendly with, 
318; may be remiss in the 
treatment of Indians, 319; in- 
juries done to Indians by 
hunters, 337, 338, 342, 343, 
344; did not set traps, but had 
a right to hunt, 338; had no 
right to hunt at Quantaba- 
gook Pond, 340, 344; Indians 
to rise against, 343; must not 
ascend the rivers, 344; cause 



INDEX 



475 



English, continued. 

of uneasiness of Indians, 344; 
Indians retarded the settle- 
ments of, 353; a minister 
could be a mediator among, 
367; unsafe for them to be in 
certain localities, 383; men- 
tioned, 154. 

Episcopalians, 436. 

Erewing, \ James, petitioned for 

Yrewing, J land, 247; land granted 
to, 252. 

Erskin, Christopher, signed peti- 
tion for Pownalbo rough, 429; 
family and house of, 449. 

Essex County, 31, 351, 356, 406. 

Estes, John, signed petition for 
Kennebec, 360. 

Evans, Nathaniel, grantee of New 
Marblehead, 161. 

Eveleth, James Jr., signed peti- 
tion of fishermen, 157. 
Nathaniel, signed petition of 
New Gloucester, 255. 

Ewins, ) Peter, petitioned for 

Ewons, j land, 240; land granted 
to, 251. 

Explorers sent to the eastern parts, 
346, 347. 



F 



Faiefield, Lincoln County, 218. 

Mrs. , widow, family and 

house of, 452. 
William, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 249, 252. 
William Jr., petitioned for land, 
247. 

Fall, Samuel, petitioned for land. 
106. 

Falmouth, soldiers at to be dis- 
missed, 13, 14; vessels at, fit 
for transports, 52; road from 
Brunswick to, 73; nearer by 
water to Merrieoneag, 73; Cox 
:hm1 others to depart from, to 
kill Indians, 7(3, 77, 78; desired 
tance in supporting the- 
Clark children, 78, 79; the 
county to take charge of 
the children, 79; borne of 
ii. lot ; home of 
David Butler and Martha 
Batch, 110; the limit of one 
scouting range, 15.".; a bound- 
ary of S* w Marblehead, 160, 
it., soldiers to tic sent home 
by way "f, 169; the second 

parish obje< ted to the Rev. 



Falmouth, continued. 

Ephraim Clark, 170, 174, 193, 
200, 201, 202; Clark installed, 
171; part of the second parish 
desired to be put back to the 
first parish, 171, 172, 376; 
notice to be served on the 
clerk of the second parish, 172 ; 
committee chosen to consider 
the petition of the same, 172, 
173; to settle bounds with New 
Marblehead, 173,231; a bound- 
ary of Gorhamtown, 192, 377; 
case between first parish and 
Cape Elizabeth, 193; second 
parish not set off, and there- 
fore rated for ministerial 
charges, 194, 195, 196; first 
parish willing the second par- 
ish should be set back, 194; 
had no representative at court, 
196, 197; malcontents of sec- 
ond parish to be set back, 198; 
incorporated, 216; Cape Eliza- 
beth the second parish, 216; 
Stroudwater a part of, 217; 
uncertainty of boundary be- 
tween New Marblehead and, 
229; bounds to be fixed, 231; 
citizens of at town meeting in 
Scarborough, 236; home of 
Robert Jordan, 280, 283; a 
boundary of New Marblehead, 
285; petition of second parish 
to be served on, 377; as a cap- 
ital for a new province, 385; 
rapidly growing, 385; ship 
building and trade at, 385; 
proprietors of township No. 
Six meet in, 412; proprietors 
of townships Nos. Five and 
P'our meet in, 413; mentioned, 
13, 22, 34, 35, 45, 53, 60, 77, 79, 
82, 83, 124, 236, 269, 280, 352, 
376, 398, 414. 

Inferior Court of, 236, 237, 238. 

Neck, 216. 

Second Parish, members wished 
to be restored to the first par- 
ish, 171, 172, 376; incorpo- 
rated, 216, -116, 417, 418; to 
join with iirst parish to elect 
a representative, 117; see also 
under Cape Elizabeth. 

Hugh, Viscount of, desired a 
grant of land, 433, *34; his 
pel it ion to be w ithdrawn, then 

revived ami referred to ne\l 
s.ssion, 134. 



476 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Fance, John, petitioned for land, 
181; land granted to, 260. 

Farley, Michael, proprietor of Cox 
Hall, 411, 412. 

Farmington, incorporated, 219. 

Farnam, 1 John, petitioned for 

Farnham. ) land, 245. 
John Jr., petitioned for land, 

247: land granted to, 252. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 

232; land granted to, 324. 
Joseph, signed petition for Leb- 
anon, 10G; signed petition for 
Townsend, 334. 
Joshua, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167; town clerk of 
Woolwich, 337. 
Paul, signed petition of Leba- 
non, 106. 

Farnsworth, Lieut. , released 

from captivity, 94. 

Farrow, John, signed petition of 
New Marblehead, 146; settled 
and owned property at New 
Marblehead, 163, 164. 

Farwell, Isaac, of Pownalborough, 
not a poor man, 373, 374; not 
to be excused from paying 
taxes, 375. 

Fathers, see Priests. 

Fayette, 219. 

Fellows, John, proprietor at Cox 
Hall. 411. 

Felton, John, a grantee of New 
Marblehead, 161. 

Fickett, Benja., land granted to, 
327. 
Jonathan, land granted to, 326. 
Thomas, signed Falmouth peti- 
tion, 172; land granted to, 326. 

Fire in Boston, 1760, 209. 

Fisher, Jabez, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 251. 
Jeremiah, petitioned for land, 

247; land granted to, 251. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Samuel 2nd., petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 255. 

Fisheries, ") the catching of bait 

Fishing, /restricted, 156, 157; 
restrictions illegal, 158; men 
engaged in petitioned, 156; 
to be carried on, 242; the set- 
tlers only to prosecute, 344; 
at Kennebec, 352. 

Fishgearile, Patrick, petitioned 
for land, 233. 



Fitch, Capt. , 126. 

Jonas, signed petition for Pow- 
nalborough, 429; family and 
house of, 457. 

Flags of truce at Marblehead, 61, 
62, 63; at St. Georges, 56, 64, 
150, 151; from Louisbourg, 
61, 62, 63; at St. John's, 57; 
at Fort Pownall, 205. 

Flagg, Gersham, a Kennebec pro- 
prietor, 356, 379. 
James, to serve warrants, 357, 

358. 
Robert, signed petition of New 
Castle, 81. 

Flavel, Mr. , 6. 

Fletcher, Capt. Thomas, 14, 17; 
mentioned, 1, 24, 25, 44, 48. 

Flint, Jonathan, signed petition of 
Merriconeag, 42, 43, 76. 

Flintstown, 217" 

Florida, 140. 

Flour, 286. 

Flower, Joshua, family and house 
of, 450. 

Flucker, Mrs. Hannah, land grant- 
ed to, 265. 
Thomas, 188, 265. 

Fogg, Daniel, signed petition of 
Scarborough, 237. 
Joseph, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 
Capt. Reuben, on Scarborough 

committee, 290, 410. 
Saml., signed Scarborough peti- 
tion, 237; parish clerk, 241, 
290. 
Sarah, signed petition for Scar- 
borough, 433. 

Foord, Abner, signed petition for 
Townsend, 334. 

Forces, see under Soldiers. 

Ford, A., 441. 
Cadwallador, 131. 

Foreman, Joseph Jr., 180. 

Fore River, 417. 

Forester, James, 451. 

Forts, how some block houses are 
built, 7, 8; erected by Bur- 
ton, 18, 19; proposal to build 
at Penobscot, 20; may be 
built at the mouth of the 
St. John's River, 20; should 
be strengthened, 39; to be 
built to defend the frontier, 
59, 117; recommendations by 
Pownall, 118; new ones are 
necessary, 119; property se- 
cured by the erection of, 120; 
value of one at Penobscot, 



INDEX 



477 



Forts, continued. 

120, 149, 150; more forts less 
scouts, 120; effect of reducing 
the garrison at Fort Halifax, 
122; proper time to transport 
supplies to, 125; expense 
of supporting, 136; the gov- 
ernment did not keep faith 
with the soldiers at the, 147; 
a garrison may be broken up, 
147; a remedy, 147; built at 
St. John's River, 150; block- 
houses near St. Georges to be 
warned, 152; Indians must 
live near for protection, 154; 
to be built afc Sebastoocook, 
155; Fort Pownall, built, 168, 
169, 361 ; the best and cheap- 
est built, 184, 188; promising 
accounts from the, 207; to be 
provided against the French, 
208; soldiers from may ac- 
company the surveyors, 235; 
doubts concerning the reduc- 
tion of, 293; enforce the title 
of Massachusetts, 297; Am- 
herst assisted in building one, 
297; Indians at Penobscot had 
one, 298; the same taken pos- 
session of by the English, 298; 
the coast of Acadia and Nova 
Scotia to be garrisoned, 299; 
349; and at the expense of 
Massachusetts, 299, 349; the 
erection of, a tacit agreement 
of grant, 301; houses made 
secure by Kennebec proprie- 
tors, 354; land near Pownall 
should belong to the govern- 
ment, 361, 362, 363, 364; the 
Governor of New Hampshire 
declined to garrison Dummer, 
393; New Hampshire would 
not pay expense of garrison- 
ing the same, 393; inadequate, 
416. 
Forts (including Block-Houses and 
Garrisons), 

at Annapolis, 199. 

at Brunswick, 118, 177, 833. 

at Cape Breton, is"), ^o7. 

at Chicnecto, 199. 

at Frankfort. 5, 6, 7, 66, 82, 204. 

at Lebanon, 118. 

at Madamcook, 200. 

hi \i sv Gloucester, 31. 

at New Marblehead, 169, 160, 
102, 168, L64. 

at Nova Scotia. 207. 

at Oswego, 126. 



Forts, continued. 
at Pemaquid, 84, 85, 120, 177, 

300. 
at Penobscot, 119, 120, 121, 149, 

168, 169, 177, 184, 188, 189, 298, 
801. 

at Phillips Town, 118. 

at Pleasant River, 19, 24. 

at Richmond, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 16. 

at Sabago Pond, 101. 

at St. George's 12, 18, 20, 24, 25, 

48, 57, 58, 65, 120, 143. 
at St. John's River, 150, 199. 
at Sheepscott, 118. 
at Ticonnet, 7, 8. 
at Township No. Four, 91. 
Fort, Burton's, 18, 19. 
Castle, the, 143, 416. 
Cumberland, 199. 
Dummer, 275, 276, 393. 
Edward, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 

101, 116. 
Frederic, 19, 199. 
Frontenac, 140. 
George, 25, 30. 
Grafton's, 164. 
Halifax, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 

16, 33, 38, 39, 53, 57, 58, 66, 69, 

80, 120, 121, 122, 127, 147, 155, 

169, 293, 343, 347, 353, 390, 391, 
416, 439. 

Henderson's, 19. 

Lithgow's, 80, 127. 

Mayberry's, 162. 

Pownall, 184, 188, 205, 242, 293, 

297, 337, 840, 342, 344, 345, 346, 

347, 361, 362, 363, 864, 867, 368, 

372, 390, 391, 416, 439. 
Pownall Chapel, 366, 372. 
Shirley, 33, 82. 
Spear's 25, 30. 
Western, 4, 6, 9, 10, 16, 39, 66, 

67, 143, 147. 
William Henry, 15, 92, 93, 94, 96, 

108, 125, 416. 
Foster, Benjamin, signed petition 

of Machias, 432. 
Benjamin Jr., in expedition to 

Crown Point, 50; signed the 

petition of Machias, 432. 
Daniel, claimed land occupied 

by Henry Young Brown, 427; 
Ezekiel, in expedition to Crown 

Point, 50. 
Isaiah, in expedition to Canada, 

50. 
Jacob, agreed to petition of 

Machias, 482. 
John, signed the petition of the 

fishermen, L57. 



82 



478 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Foster, continued. 
John Wooden, agreed to petition 

of Machias, 432. 
Moses, signed petition of fisher- 
men, 157. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251, 252. 
Wooden, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 433. 
Wooden, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 432. 
Fowle, Jacob, (representative), 

215; letter of, 61. 
Fowler, Bartholomew, signed peti- 
tion of New Castle, 81; signed 
petition of Frankfort, 187; 
family and house of, 449. 
Moses, land granted to, 327. 
Saml., land granted to, 326. 
Fowls, James Jr., petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 252. 
Fox Islands, 391. 
Foxcroft, the Rev. Samuel, 241. 
Foy, Robert, family and house of, 

451. 
France, 61, 226, 265, 298, 813, 330. 
Frankfort, Fort Shirley at, 82; 
limit of a scouting range, 118; 
an exposed frontier, 124, 128; 
position of, 186, 203; number 
of families at, 186; minister 
and school maintained at, 186; 
desired to be incorporated, 
186; boundaries of, 186, 204; 
incorporated, 204, 205; to hold 
a town-meeting, 204; in Lin- 
coln County, 218; courts held 
at, 440, 441; mentioned, 66, 
187; charter of, 203; petition 
of, 185. 
Freeman, Major Enoch, petitioned 
for land, 181; desired to be 
County Registrar, 235, 236; 
empowered to act as registrar, 
237, 238, 239; to issue a war- 
rant for town-meeting at New 
Marblehead, 285; letters of, 
34, 35, 45; mentioned, 37, 44, 
45, 54, 57, 58, 82. 
John, signed petition for Gor- 

hamtown, 307. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 181; 

land granted to, 259. 
Joseph Jr., land granted to, 259. 
Capt. Joshua, sent men to scout, 

26; letters of, 24, 64. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 261, 327, 332. 
Samuel 2nd, land granted to, 
327. 



Freeman, continued. 

Samuel 3rd, land granted to, 
327. 

Freeport, 217. 

Freetown, 218; petition of, 441. 

French, the, (including Canadians, 
Enemy and Neutrals), defeat- 
ed, 3; successful expedition at 
Crown Point, against, 3, 15; 
how to be secured from an at- 
tack of the soldiers of the, 20; 
soldiers to break up the set- 
tlements of, 21 ; small party to 
damage the villages of, 21; de- 
sired to return to Nova Scotia, 
37; the privateers of, on the 
coast, 49; hunting for beavers 
and the English, 53; to join 
with the Indians in attacking 
the English, 57; one winter on 
the St. Johns River, 57; at 
Marblehead with prisoners, 
61, 62, 63; to be well treated, 
63; captured vessels on the 
coast, 63; left at Fort William 
Henry, 93; size of the army 
of, 94; army of in need, 94; 
Utawas in the army of, 95; 
expected Louisbourg to be at- 
tacked, 95; retiring from the 
army, 96; why they did not 
advance on Fort Edward, 101; 
they hold the command of the 
continent, 114; violaters of 
faith, 115; claims lost by the 
erection of a fort, 120; collect- 
ing to oppose London, 120; 
Lithgow fears attack of the 
enemy, 125, 126; have no coast 
possessions from Labrador to 
Florida, 140; heavy losses of 
the, 140; attacked the fron- 
tiers, 142, 143; meditating an 
attack on St. Georges, 143; at- 
tack unsuccessful, 143; can 
reach the sea only by the 
Penobscot River, 150, 168; 
will always claim control of 
lands owned by the Indians, 
150; neutrals to be considered 
as enemies, 155; Penobscot a 
lurking place for the, 168; 
must be prevented from sup- 
porting Indians, 169; hold 
influence over the Indians 
because the latter are domes- 
ticated witli them, 208; posted 
Indians on the Chaudiere, 208; 
named the St. Croix River, 
256; invasion of Newfound- 



INDEX 



479 



French, continued. 

land, 293; Indianized, 296; 
with a gun ship, 29G; attack 
on Province of Massachusetts 
Bay, 298; armament litted out 
against, 198; at Penobscot, 
298; captured at Machias, 299; 
houses burned at Passama- 
quaddy, 299; acknowledged 
the government of England, 
299, 302; captured the New- 
port, 300; attacked fort at 
Pemaquid, 300; had only one 
conquest to boast of, 301; St. 
Castine in expedition to Casco 
Bay, 302; only one settled on 
the Penobscot, 302; a minister 
of, in English orders, would 
suit the Indians, 372; men- 
tioned, 15, 67, 81, 154, 393. 

Freye, ) Abiel, petitioned for land, 

Frey, J 246; land granted to, 252. 
Joseph Jr., petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 252. 
see also Frye. 

Friends, (Quakers), 436. 

Friar, a, purchased a captive, 132; 
see also Priests. 

Frink, Andrew, signed petition for 
land, 245; land granted to, 
250. 

Frissel, ) Benjamin, petitioned for 

Frizzel, / land, 243; land granted 
to, 262; family and house of, 
450. 

Frost, Benjamin, signed petition 
of Gorhamtown, 307. 
Jno., (clerk), 227. 
Jno. Jr., petitioned for land, 233, 

324, 325. 
Nathaniel, signed petition for 

Gorhamtown, 192, 307. 
Timothy, petitioned for land, 
233; land granted to, 324. 

Frye, Col. John, in expedition to 
Crown 1'oint, 50. 
Co!. Joseph, to prefer a peti- 
tion, 279; report concerning 
bounderies, 825, 332, 346; a 
township granted to, 40"), 406, 
407, 426. 
Nathaniel Jr., petitioned for 
land, 216; land granted to, 
262. 
William, petitioned for land, 

JIT. 
see also Freye. 



Fullerton, James, signed petition 
for Townsend, 334. 
William, signed petition for 
Townsend, 334. 

Fulsom, Josiah, signed petition 
for land, 244; land granted to, 
250. 

Furbish, Benjamin, signed peti- 
tion for Lebanon, 106. 



G 



G 



petition 



G 



for 

for 

to, 



— , Joseph, signed 

for Nequassett, 167. 

— , Lazarus, signed petition 

for Pownallborough, 430. 

G , S., signed petition 

Nequassett, 167.. 
Gage, Benj. Jr., petitioned 
land, 246; land granted 
251. 

Jabez, land granted to, 252. 
John, petitioned for land, 247. 
Nathaniel Jr., petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 
251. 
Gen. Thomas, 317. 
Gardiner, Dr. Silvester, petitioned 
for the protection of the East- 
ern settlements, 131; a Ken- 
nebec proprietor, 354, 355, 
356, 358, 379; agent for Cather- 
lough and others, 434. 
Gardinerstown, 218. 
Garey, James, signed petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 
John, signed petition of Phil- 
lipstown, 28. 
Garrisons, see under Forts. 

Gayton, Capt. , 50. 

Gazlin, John, detained after ex- 
piration of term of enlistment, 
144. 
Gecthel, see Getchel. 
Gelison, Job, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 278. 
Nathaniel, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 278. 
Gendale, John, signed petition of 

Wells, 222. 
George II, 112, 203. 

Ill, 226, 289, 265, 290, 330, 377, 

381, 406. 
David, signed petition for land, 

245; land granted to, 250. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Timothy, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 



480 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Georges River, see St. Georges 

River. 
Georgetown, more secure than 
other frontier towns, 124; 
Nequassett a part of, 165, 178; 
to show cause against the in- 
corporation of Nequassett, 
167; to join with Nequassett 
in electing a representative, 
168; did not object to the in- 
corporation of Nequassett, 
175; Nequassett to pay share 
of town tax, 179; the second 
parish of Bath, 218; in Lin- 
coln County, 218; Phipsburg 
a part of, 220; people of, 
warned to appear at town- 
meeting, 338, 339; Donnell 
owned land in, 348, 352; home 
of Lamont, 354, 356; home of 
Springer, 355, 356, 357; to 
divide taxes with New Castle, 
375. 
Meeting House, 339. 

Gerrish, Capt. , 45, 59. 

Col. Joseph, 173, 427. 
Samuel, 419, 420. 
Timothy, 98. 

Getchel, \ , signed petition of 

Gectchel, J Kennebec purchasers, 
278. 

Elihu, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec purchasers, 278. 
James, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec purchasers, 278. 
Joseph, in expedition to Crown 
Point, 50; signed petition of 
Machias, 432. 
Neamiah, signed petition of 

Kennebec purchasers, 278. 
Samuel, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec purchasers, 278. 
Giddinge, Thomas, signed petition 

of fishermen, 157. 
Giles, Joseph, signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 
Gilford, John, signed petition of 

Scarborough, 296, 403. 
Gilkey, James, signed petition of 

Gorhamtown, 193, 307. 
Gillpatrick, Isaac, signed petition 
of Kennebec purchasers. 278. 
Gilman, John, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Gilmor, \ David, signed petition 
Gilmore, J of Nequassett, 167. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
William, signed petition for Ne- 
quassett, 167. 



Given, David, signed petition of 
New Castle, 31. 
John, signed petition of New 

Castle, 81. 
Robert, signed petition of New 
Castle, 81. 

Gloucester, 15, 74, 171, 202. 

Glover, Samuel, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 
252. 

Godwin, Alpheus, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 245. 
see also Goodwin. 

Gold, 328. 

Goldthwait, Capt. Thomas, in- 
formed of the trouble with the 
hunters, 338, 340, 343, 344; 
truckmaster, 439; letter of, 
340. 

Common, Philip, signed petition 
of Gorhamtown, 307. 

Gooch, John, signed petition of 
Wells, 222. 
William, signed petition for 
land, 246; land granted to, 
252. 

Goodale, Zachariah, signed peti- 
tion of Wells, 222. 

Goodhue, Francis, proprietor at 
Cox Hall, 411. 

Goodridge, Dorcas, 227. 

Goodwin, , signed petition of 

Frankfort, 187. 

Mrs. , widow, family and 

house of, 454. 
Caleb, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187. 
Ichabod, mistake in his muster 
roll, 241; an heir of Robert 
Jordan, 281; letter of, 241. 
John, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 250. 
Capt. Samuel, to disband sol- 
diers, 13; his men to be scouts, 
26, 30; the scouting ranges 
shortened, 33; to dismiss his 
scouts, 45; signed petition for 
Frankfort, 187; signed petition 
of Scarborough, 403; signed 
petition of Pownalborough, 
429; resided at Pownalbor- 
ough, 457; courts held at his 
house, 457; letters of, 5, 6, 7, 
9, 66; mentioned, 1. 
Samuel Jr., served warrants, 358; 
signed petition of Pownalbor- 
ough, 429; family and house 
of, 457. 
Simeon, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 250. 



INDEX 



481 



Goodwin, continued. 

Solomon, signed Kennebec peti- 
tion, 278. 
Stephen, desired confirmation 
of land title, 316; signed peti- 
tion of Pownalborough, 430; 
family and house of, 456. 
William, an original grantee of 

New Marblehead, 161. 
see also Godwin. 

Googins, John, signed petition of 
Biddeford, 279. 

Goose Islands, the two, 112. 

Gore, Maine, 219. 

Goreham, Capt. John, land grant- 
ed to, 418. 
Nathaniel, 418. 

Gorham, \ Captain Berry's 

Gorhamtown, J stores placed at, 
35; in an exposed position, 
128, 306; same as Township 
No. Seven, 191, 292, 303, 305; 
boundaries of, 192, 377, 378; 
desired to be incorporated, 
192, 305; asked for permission 
to tax non-resident land own- 
ers, 192; notice to be served 
on the same, 193; increase of 
families in, 192; neglected by 
the proprietors, 192; no meet- 
ing-house at, 192, 211, 300; 
highways neglected, 192; oppo- 
sition to incorporation of, 209, 
210, 303, 804, 306, 307; a second 
meeting-house can be built by 
all, 210; further petitioners, 
211; the reasons why the pro- 
prietors objected to the incor- 
poration of the town, 212, 214; 
the proprietors appointed an 
agent to represent them, 212; 
minister settled at, 212, 405; 
money for highways at, 212; 
uneasy tempers make trouble 
at, 212, 213; the people turned 
out the regular minister, and 
put a layman in Lis place, 213; 
the layman ordained, 213, 405; 
meeting-house to be built 
when the proprietors think 
best to do so, 21:5; the present 
place of worship, 213; the 
petition of Phinny a burden 
to the proprietors, 213, 214; 
the committee of tin- proprie- 
tors, 214; petition dismissed, 
216; in Cumberland County, 
216; Incorporated, 202, 377, 
379; a warrant for town-moot- 
ing to be issued, 292, 293, 378; 



Gorham, continued. 

taxes will be unjust in, 303, 
306; the proprietors were 
obliged to build a meeting- 
house, 304, 306; number of 
families in, 306; the people 
built the meeting bouse, 806; 
choice of officers deferred, 
404, 405; taxes uncollected, 
405; trouble about settling a 
minister, 405; desired abate- 
ment of taxes, 405; taxes of 
1765, superseded, 405; act of 
incorporation, 292; petitions 
of, 191, 192, 209, 210, 211, 303, 
305, 404; order on petitions, 
216. 

Goshen, 220. 

Goud, Daniel, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 454. 
George Jr., signed petition of 

Pownalborough, 430. 
James, family and house of, 

455. 
Jaque, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 429. 
John George, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429; family 
and house of, 455. 

Gould, Robert, land granted to, 
324. 

Gove, Asel, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 442. 
Ebenezer, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 442. 
Nathan, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 442. 

Government, a republican form 
of, works badly in the prov- 
inces, 387; the best form of, 
not yet designed, 387, 388, 
389; a new form of, could be 
tried in Massachusetts, 388; 
Bernard's suggestions, 389, 
390; of the churches in Massa- 
chusetts, 435, 436. 

Gowen, Capt. , 427. 

James, petitioned for land, 232; 
land granted to, 323, 324, 328. 

Gowing, Capt. James, in expedi- 
tion to Crown Point, 50. 

Graifam, Caleb, signed petition of 
Now Marblehead, 146, I68j 
had a garrison house, 164; old 
house now rotten, 164; settled 
at New Marblehead, 105. 

Grant, Andrew, signed petition of 
Nequassett, 167. 



482 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Grant, continued. 

Daniel, petitioned for land, 232; 
land granted to, 324. 

Daniel 2nd, land granted to, 324. 

Ebenezer, petitioned for land, 
232. 

Elijah, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 

Ephraini, family and house of, 
448. 

James, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 

Joshua, land granted to, 324. 

Martin, petitioned for land, 232. 

Peter, petitioned for land, 232. 

Peter Jr., land granted to, 324. 
Grants to, Gerrish, Samuel, and 
others, 419; Raymond, Capt. 
Wm., and others, 422; Sylves- 
ter, Joseph, and Company, 
421; Thorndike, Paul, and 
others, 322; Waldo, S., and 
others, 264. 
Gray, 216. 

Andrew, to draft answer for 
North Yarmouth, 69, 75; de- 
sired confirmation of land 
title, 316. 

Ebenezer, family and house of, 
452. 

Francis, family and house of, 
452. 

Harrison, treasurer of the Prov- 
ince, 406. 

James, signed petition of Bidde- 
ford, 249. 

John, desired confirmation of 
land title, 316; signed petition 
of Freetown, 442; family and 
house of 452. 

Joshua, petitioned for land, 232; 
desired confirmation of land 
title, 316. 

Moses, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187; family and house of, 
449. 

Wm., representative, 231. 
Great Androscoggin River, 220. 
Great Menan Island, called Me- 
chisses, 298, 299; a fleet near, 
298. 
Great Pond Plantation, 220. 
Great Sebago Pond, 285. 
Great Sebascodegin Island, 112, 

223, 224. 
Green, 218. 

Joseph, escaped from the In- 
dians, 83. 

Nathaniel, 236. 

Samuel, 61. 



Greenleaf, John, letter of, 47. 
Joseph, family and house of, 453. 
Richard, signed petition of Ne- 

quassett, 167. 
Samuel, signed petition of Ne- 

quassett, 167. 
Capt. Stephen, land granted to, 

420. 
William, petitioned for land, 247 ; 
land granted to, 251. 
Gregg, James, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Grele, Seth, signed petition for 

Pownalborough, 430. 
Griffen, James, signed petition of 
New Castle, 81. 
Joseph, an original grantee of 
New Marblehead, 161. 
Grindal, John, desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 
Grindle, John, signed petition of 

Lebanon, 106. 
Grindley, Alexd., detained beyond 

term of enlistment, 148. 
Grist Mill, 374. 

Grover, James, petitioned for land, 
232. 
John, petitioned for land, 233. 
Simon, petitioned for land, 232. 
Groves, John, family and house 
of, 451. 
William, family and house of, 
450. 
Grow, William, petitioned forland, 

232. 
Gulf of St. Lawrence, 403. 
Gull Rock, 76, 77. 
Gun-Ship, maintained by the prov- 
ince, 136; see also under 
Vessels. 

H 

Haddock, Charles, petitioned 

for land, 244; land granted to, 

250. 
Hadley, Joseph, petitioned for 

land, 245; land granted to, 249. 
Hagens, Edmd., signed petition of 

Scarborough, 237. 
Ilains, Thomas, petitioned for 

land, 232. 
Hale, Ebenezer, signed petition 

for land, 245; land granted to, 

249. 
Robert, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
Half Moon, N. Y., 93. 
Halifax, 49, 63, 112, 133. 
Earl of, 364, 365, 370, 383. 



INDEX 



483 



Hall, Ebenezer, killed at Muntin- 
icus, 82, 83, 84. 
Mrs. Ebenezer, taken captive, 

83, 84. 
Ebenezer, (ex-soldier) signed 
petition for land, 247; land 
granted to, 252. 
James, land granted to, 252. 
John, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 247. 
Nathaniel, petitioned for laud, 

247; land granted to, 252. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 81. 
Hallowell, 218, 219. 

Benjamin, land owner, 131, 350, 

379. 
Capt. Benjamin, master of the 
"King George ", 131. 
Ilalsey, James, 131. 
llaly, Martin, 278. 
Hamblen, Jacob, objected to the 
incorporation of Gorhamtown, 
209, 210, 305. 
Joseph, objected to the petition 

of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Timothy, objected to the incor- 
poration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Hamilton, (Jabriel, family and 

house of, 448. 
Ilamman, Benja., signed petition 

of New Gloucester, 255. 
Ilammett, Benja., petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 252. 
Hammond, Archelaus, signed the 
petition of Machias, 432; 
signed the same as guardian, 
432. 
Hampton, 59. 
Hancock, 219. 
Thomas, 127, 131. 
William, 380. 
Banes, Ammy, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 
David, petitioned for land, 210; 

land granted to, 251. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 240; 
hind granted to, 251. 
Ilaney, Archibell, desired confirm- 
ation of land title, 810. 
Hankerson, John, family and 

house of, 457. 
Elanscom, Aaron, signed petition 
of Machias, 438. 
George, signed petition of Gor- 
]iamt"'.\ ii, 807. 
Hanson, John, desired confirma- 
tion of land t [tie, 816. 
Haraden, Nehemiah, signed peti- 
tion of Frankfort, 142. 



Harding, John Jr., objected to pe- 
tition of Gorhamtown, 305. 

Seth, signed petition of Gorham- 
town, 192. 

Zeph., objected to the incorpo- 
ration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Harlem, 219. 

Harman, "I Benjamin, signed peti- 
llarmon, J tion of Phillipstown, 28. 

Benjamin 2nd, signed the peti- 
tion of Phillipstown, 28. 

Edward, signed the petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 

John, signed the petition of 
Phillipstown, 28; land granted 
to, 232. 

Naphtali, signed the petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 

Nathaniel, petitioned for land, 
232, 243; land granted to, 202, 
323, 324. 

William, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 
Harmson, Henry, father of Mar- 
garet Bezune, 398; purchased 
land of Thomas Bartlett, 398, 
400; his heirs desired a title 
to the land, 399, 400; title con- 
firmed, 401. 
Harnden, Capt. Samuel, signed 
petition of Nequassett, 107; 
to present the petition for 
Georgetown, 340; letter of, 
175. 

Samuel Jr., signed petition for 
Nequassett, 167. 
llarpswell, in Cumberland County, 
210; number of families at, 223; 
has a minister, 223; has trouble 
in collecting the ministerial 
taxes, 223, 224; desired that 
the collectors have power to 
collect taxes, 224; the collect- 
ors impowered, 224; petition 
of, 223. 
Harrington, in Lincoln County, 
218. 

James, signed petition for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 
Harris, John, proprietor at Cox 
Hall, 411, 412. 

Samuel, proprietor at Cox Hall, 
411, 412. 

William, signed the petition of 
New < Gloucester, 255. 
Harrison, in Cumberland County, 

217. 
Harrod, Benjamin, petitioned for 
land. 244, 249, 885; land 
granted to, •-'!'.»; to prefer a 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Ilarrod, continued. 

petition, 270; desired further 

time, 446. 

Benjamin Jr., petitioned for 

land, 247 ; land granted to, 252. 

.lames, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Joshua, petitioned for land, 247; 
land granted to, 252. 
Hartford, Cumberland County, 

Maine, 217. 
Harvard College, 253, 258, 2G1, 263, 

329, 407, 419, 420, 421, 423. 
Haseltine, Timothy, signed peti- 
tion for Narragansett, 380. 
Haselton, Stephen, family and 

house of, 449. 
Haskell, Benj., signed petition for 
Gorhamtown, 211. 
Capt. Francis, master of the 
''Mermaid, 11 had a cargo for 
Scarborough, 286. 
Mark, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262. 
Robert, land granted to, 323. 
Solomon, signed petition for 

Gorhamtown, 211. 
Thomas, signed report concern- 
ing New Marblehead, 158. 
William, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262. 
Haslem, George, signed petition 

of Falmouth, 172. 
Hassam, Jacob, signed petition of 

Lebanon, 106. 
Hasseltine, see Hesseltine. 
Hassett, Henry, detained beyond 

term of enlistment, 148. 
Hastings, Matthew, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 187; signed Ken- 
nebec petition, 360. 

Hatch, Col. , appointed a 

brigadier, 91. 
Benjamin, his estate, 110. 
Edmond, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 443. 
Mrs. Martha, widow, petition 
of, 110. 
Haverhill, 243, 406. 
Hawkes, Ebc-nezer, an original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 
Hawkomoka Point, 166, 178. 
Hay, plenty at Fownalborough, 

373, 374. 
Hazen, John, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 249. 
John Jr., petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 



Hazen, continued. 
Moses, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 249. 

Hearsey, Mr. , 173. 

Heath, Asa, petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 250. 
Hebron, 217. 

Heir, the royal, arrived at matu- 
rity, 176. 
Hell's Gate, 166, 178. 
Ilency, Arehebaild, signed petition 

for land, 243, 
Henderson, Dunbar, his fort, 19. 
Hendly, Henry, killed by the In- 
dians, 17. 
Henery, | ArcniDald) i an( j gra nt- 
Heney, > ed t 262> 
Herniary, J ' 

Josiah, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262. 
Jo., killed by the Indians, 17. 
Herin, John, signed petition for 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 454. 
Herrenden, 1 Hezekiah, signed pe- 
Herrinden, / tition of Freetown, 
442. 
Nehemiah, signed petition of 
Freetown, 442. 
Herrick, Ebenezer, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 251. 
Henry, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 263, 323. 
Henry Jr., land granted to, 323. 
Capt. Israel, letter of, 82, 83. 
Capt. Isaac, 156. 
Joseph, land granted to, 323. 
Joshua Jr.. land granted to, 323. 
Theophilus, land granted to, 323. 
Herriman, Asa, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 250. 
Asael, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Edmond, petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 250. 
Jasial, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Joel, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Peter, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 
Hesseltine, Jeremiah, petitioned 
for land, 246; land granted to, 
251. 
John, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
Maxey, petitioned for land, 245 ; 
land granted to, 249. 
Hibernia, 226. 



INDEX 



485 



Hides, Samuel, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Bigginson, John, proprietor at 

Cox Hall 411. 
Highways, by water,' 43, 73, 76; 
money raised for those in Gor- 
hamtown, 212; as good as any 
in America, 212; between the 
Little and Ogunquet Rivers, 
221, see Roads. 
Hill, Daniel, in expedition to 
Grown Point, 50; signed peti- 
tion for land, 244; land granted 
to, 250. 
Japeth, signed petition of Ma- 

chias, 432, 433. 
John, member of the General 

Court, 117, 273. 
Joseph, signed petition of Wells, 

222. 
Nathaniel, signed petition of 

Wells, 222. 
Obediah, signed petition of 

Machias, 432. 
Samuel, agreed to petition of 
Machias, 432. 
Hilton, Joseph, family and house 
of, 448. 
Joshua, family and house of, 

449. 
Moses, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 429; family and 
house of, 448. 
Sand., family and house of, 449. 
William, family and house of, 
448. 
Hinckley, Aaron, to issue warrant 

for town-meeting, 333. 
Hix, William, land granted to, 327. 

Hoar, Col. , in expedition to 

Canada, 50, 
Hobbstown, 35, 78, 118. 
Hobert, Thomas, speaker, 76. 
Bodden, William, signed petition 

of Gorhamtown, 307. 
Bodgden, John, signed petition of 

Scarborough, 287. 
Hodge, .James, family and house 
of, 449. 

Bodgkins, Capt. , mariner, 60. 

Philip Jr., signed petition of 
Kennebec, 278. 
Hogg, John, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 
Sanil.. petitioned for land, 247; 
land ^raiilcd to, 252. 
Bolbrook, Richard, family and 
house of, 168. 

Holland, , signed petition of 

I'ou oalborough, 480. 



Holman, Jonathan, land granted 

to, 217. 

Holmes, Commodore , 48. 

Benj. Mubb, "t petitioned for 

" Mull, / land, 247; land 

granted to, 252. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 181; 

land granted to, 259; signed 

Machias petition, 433. 
Samuel, signed petition for Ma- 
chias, 432. 
Bolt, Capt. Joseph, with men 

bound for Crown Point, 23. 
Nicholas, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 252. 
Homan, Thomas, family and house 

of, 451. 
Honeywell, Benj., family and 

house of, 448. 
Isaac, family and house of, 448. 
John, family and house of, 448. 
see also Hunniwell. 
Hood, Amos, signed petition of 

Narragansett, 380. 
Hope, in Lincoln County, Maine, 

220. 
Bopkins, Christopher, signed peti- 
tion of New Castle, 81. 
David, signed petition of New 

Castle, 81. 
William, signed petition of New 

Castle, 81; petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Born, Elisha, petitioned for land, 

232; land granted to, 324. 
James, in expedition to Quebec, 

50; petitioned for land, 232; 

land granted to, 324. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 232; 

land granted to, 324. 
Borton, John, signed petition of 

Falmouth, 174. 
Hosden, Joseph, signed petition 

of Townsend, 334. 
Iloudelette, (Charles Estienne, 
Houdlet, (signed petition of 

Frankfort, 187; signed petition 

of Pownalborough, 430; fam- 
ily and house of, 455. 
Houdg, Robert, signed petition of 

New Castle, 81. 
Bough, Ebenezer, signed petition 

for land, 247; land granted to, 

252. 
House, Elisha, signed petition for 

Pownalborough, 429. 
Houses, how built of timber, 8; 

sizes of, as required by law, 

268, 260, 'ifc, 263, 829, 407; at 

New Marblehead, 161, 162, 163, 



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486 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Houses, continued. 

164; in Pownalborough, 448, 
449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 
456, 457. 
Howard, Abraham, original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 
Benj., desired confirmation of 

land title, 316. 
Eoyd, desired confirmation of 

land title, 316. 
James, desired confirmation of 
land title, 316; prosperous, 
874; desired exemption of 
taxes, 374; letter of, 66, 143. 
Lieut. John, brought wounded 

men to Frankfort, 67. 
Joseph, an original grantee of 

New Marblehead, 161. 
Joshua, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 250. 
Samuel, letter of, 32. 
Hubbard, John H-d, signed peti- 
tion of Wells, 222. 
T., (speaker), 4, 19, 29, 30, 31, 
32, 40, 43, 44, 79, 106, 107, 111, 
113, 117, 146, 158. 
Hudson's River, 97, 397. 
Humphreys, John, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 252. 
Thomas, settled at New Marble- 
head, 163. 
Ilunawel, \ Zerubel, signed peti- 
Hunniwell, J tion of New Marble- 
head, 146; settled at New 
Marblehead, 162, 184. 
see also Honeywell. 
Hunt, John Jr., petitioned for 
land, 181; land granted to, 259. 
Hunter, Capt. Adam, of Topsham, 

a serviceable man, 15, 16, 17. 
Hunters, letter of the, 337. 
Huse, John, family and house of, 

450. 
Hussey, Ruben, signed petition of 

Lebanon, 106. , 
Hutchins, Joseph, family and 

house of, 449. 
Hutchinson, \ Stephen, signed pe- 
Huchinson, J tition for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262, 323. 
Stephen2nd, land granted to, 323. 
Thomas, member of the General 
Court, 257, 268. 



Ilsley, Isaac, selectman of Fal- 
mouth, 79; report of, 158. 

Inaes, John, signed petition of 
Scarborough, 237. 



Incorporation, of Biddeford, 281; 
of Cumberland County, 216; 
of Gorham, 292; of Lincoln 
County, 218; of Topsham, 332; 
of Walpole, 415. 

Independents, the, would make 
slow progress with Indians, 
366. 

Indian Island in Saco River, 272. 

Indians, the, (including the Ene- 
my), depredations of the, 1; 
proposals for peace with, 2; 
concerning the declaration of 
war against, 4, 5; expected to 
make raids in the winter or 
spring, 6, 53; necessary to pre- 
pare defenses against, 12; no 
mischief feared from, 14; dep- 
redations at St. George's, 17; 
small pox among, 20; to be 
drawn to trade, 20; forts will 
restrain, 20; raid near New 
Marblehead, 22; canoes burnt 
in Sebago Pond, which be- 
longed, 22; near St. Georges 
and Pleasant Point, 24; unsuc- 
cessfully followed, 24, 25; raid 
at Brunswick, 29; destroyed 
buildings at New Gloucester, 
31; attacked fishermen near 
Fort Halifax, 32; to be am- 
bushed, 34; hunting grounds 
of, 36, 44, 51; danger that Forts 
Halifax and Western will fall 
into their hands, 39; at which 
seasons they are most to be 
feared, 53, 128, 129, 177 ; hunt- 
ing for beaver and the English, 
53; with a flag of truce at St. 
Georges, 56, 64; desired an 
answer to their letter to the 
governor, 56; can not open 
trade with, 56; intended attack 
of reported, 56, 57; the report 
deserving of weight, 57, 58; 
one wrongly made a prisoner, 
64; skirmish near St. Georges, 
65; scalps recovered from, 65; 
scalped by the English, 77; an 
ambush between Brunswick 
and Fort Western, 6Q, 67; 
killed by Cox and others, 78; 
attacked a boat bound for Fort 
Halifax, 80; depredations at 
Muntinicus Island, 82, 83, 84; 
carry off captives, 83; depre- 
dations at Madumpkook, 83, 
200; killed man and woman at 
Broad Bay, 83; danger only 
from small parties, 91; left 



INDEX 



487 



Indians, continued. 

Fort William Henry, 93, 94; 
Utawas in French army, 95; 
leaving the army, 95; may fall 
on the eastern frontiers, 96, 98 ; 
lose claims to land by the 
erection of forts, 120; forts 
will cut off their communica- 
tions with Canada, 120; Lith- 
gow feared an attack of, 125, 
120; usual time for them to 
attack the frontiers, 128, 129; 
capture a barge and take pris- 
oners at Penobscot, 132; pre- 
pared to attack St. Georges, 
132; staked captives to the 
ground, 132; retreated from 
St. Georges and St. Johns, 132; 
sold captives, 132; bought back 
captives and resold them, 132; 
attacked the frontier, 142, 143; 
meditating an attack on St. 
Georges, 143; the attack un- 
successful, 143; aslongasthey 
have lands the French will 
claim a title to them, 150; 
meeting between McKechnie 
and, 151; one kept as a host- 
age, 151, 152; a truce may 
cover a spy, 152; should be 
shown that we despise their 
cunning, 152; refusal to trade 
with, 153; should be treated 
steadily but not harshly, 153; 
with truth and benevolence 
toward, 153; why they delay 
to treaty, 154; must live near 
the forts for their protection, 
154, 208; if they have broken 
the treaty, they and their crops 
should be destroyed, 154; their 
allies to be concerned in the 
treaty, 155; Penobscot a lurk- 
ing place for, 168; how to curb 
and check, 169; their homes 
destroyed, 177; when they are 
most destructive, 177; a Jesuit 
attempted to mediate with, 
189; a rendezvous of, 189; took 
captives at Mount Desert, 190; 
alarmed the people at Madam- 
rook, S3. 20n; with flag of 
truce at Fort 1'ownall, 205; 
expected to return with their 
families, 205, 206; desire peace, 
207; will bring in their fami- 
lies, 207; unreliable unless 
domiciled with the English, 
208; posted on the Chaudiere, 
208; the Penobscot! showed 



Indians, continued. 

no desire for peace, 294; if 
they desire to make a treaty 
they should come to Boston, 
294; attack the Province of 
Massachusetts (1698), 298; had 
a fort at Penobscot, 298; aban- 
doned the fort, 298; inter- 
rupted the English in making 
settlements, 300, 379, 380; St. 
Castine a chief in expedition 
to Casco Bay, 302; an ungrate- 
ful and unprovoked insurrec- 
tion, 317; to be a general con- 
federacy of, 317; war to be 
carried into their country, 317, 
318; those of the east need 
watching, 318; profess to be 
friendly, 318; the English may 
be remiss in treatment of, 319; 
could give no information con- 
cerning Salmon Falls River, 
331; injured by English 
hunters, 337, 338, 342, 343, 344; 
they alone have the right to 
hunt at Quantabagook Pond, 
340, 344; measures taken to 
make defences against, 341; 
not able to attack unless 
assisted by the people of Can- 
ada, 341; Bernard recom- 
mended a treaty with, 341, 344, 
345; not contemptible, 342; 
tribes at Sagadahock, 342; 
their power in the east, 342; 
a deputation at Boston, 342, 
343; conference with (1763), 
343; satisfaction given for in- 
juries to, 843; insolent at Pe- 
nobscot, 343; to rise against 
the English, 343; object to the 
English ascending the rivers, 
344; causes of the uneasiness 
among, 344; their politics 
nicely balanced, 344; destroyed 
settlements on the Kennebec 
(1675), 353; retarded the set- 
tlements of the English, 353, 
379; desired a priest, 365, 368, 
370, 372 ; zealots for the Church 
of Rome, 365, 368, 871; a 
French priest would have a 
bad influence among, 365, 866; 
not capable of abstract rea- 
soning, 365; they understand 
the difference between the 
< lunch of England and the 
Independent worship, 366; a 
priest must speak French to 
them, 366; a minister could 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Indians, continued. 

become a civil mediator be- 
tween the English and, 3G7; 
conference with Bernard 
(1764), 3G8, 370; can not part 
with their religion, 368, 371; 
will support a minister, 369; 
urged to accept a minister of 
the Church of England, 370, 
371; low acts of the priests 
among the, 871; called the 
king of England James, 371; 
Jacobitism kept among, 371; 
an English minister would 
meet with difficulties among, 
372; a French protestant in 
English orders would suit, 372; 
Bernard kept in correspond- 
ence with, 390; accompanied 
surveyors, 390, 391; Capt. 
Smith licensed to trade with 
some, 403; no trade with some, 
404, 443, 444, 445; to be treated 
justly, 404; Capt. Worth 
licensed to trade with some, 
443; instructions about trad- 
ing, 444, 445; mentioned, 3, 
15, 25, 80, 96, 153, 156, 280, 
283, 296, 364, 393; see also 
under Tribal Names. 
Eastern, 120, 168. 
French, 36. 
Labrador, 443, 444. 

Indicott, John, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 

Ingals, Benja., petitioned for land, 
247. 
John, examiner of New Marble- 
head, 229, 230. 
Will, an original grantee of New 
Marblehead, 161. 

Ingersoll, Nathl., petitioned for 
land, 243; land granted to, 262. 

Inkhorn Brook, 285. 
River, 377. 

Instructions to, Smith, Capt. Gid- 
eon, 403; Worth, Capt. An- 
drew, 444, 

Ipswich, 202. 

Ireland, a protestant priest from, 
preferred for the Indians, 365, 
372. 

Irish, John, signed petition of 
Gorhamtown, 193. 

Irons, Thomas, signed petition of 
Freetown, 442. 

Isle of Holt, 76. 

Isle of Sables, 63. 

Ivimy, Giles, original grantee of 
New Marblehead, 161. 



Jabacco, ( Chebacco) , home of the 

Rev. John Cleaveland, 171. 
Jack, John, land granted to, 326. 
Jackson, Richard Jr., 275. 

Solomon, petitioned for land, 

225; family and house of, 450. 
William, family and house of, 

449. 
Jacequeer, , widow, family 

and house of, 456. 
Jacques, Daniel, petitioned for 

land, 245; land granted to, 251. 
Jacobitism, system of verbal, kept 

among Indians, 371. 
James I, of England, 371. 
James, Benjamin Jr., an original 

grantee of New Marblehead, 

161. 
Jameson, Robert, family and house 

of, 451. 
William, signed petition of Bid- 

deford, 279. 
Jarvis, Col. Leonard, contractor, 

98. 
Jay, (Phipps Canada), in Cumber- 
land County, 217. 
Jefferds, Samuel, signed petition 

of Wells, 222. 
Jefferson, in Lincoln County, 220. 
Jeffries, David, desired protection 

for eastern settlements, 131; 

an action brought against, 354, 

855. 
Jellson, Beniain, signed petition 

for Biddeford, 279. 
Jenks, Jeremiah, signed petition 

of Machias, 433. 
Jeremy Squam Island, 218, 381, 

383. 
Jesuit, 189. 
Jillings, Joseph, petitioned for 

land, 245; land granted to, 

250; see also Tillings. 
Joans, Elias, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 252. 
Nathan, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 252. 
Johnson, Mr. , member of the 

legislature, 431. 
Henry, land granted to, 326. 
Jonathan, signed petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 
John, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 211. 
Jonn: signed petition of Phillips- 
town, 28. 
Samson, signed petition of Phil- 
lipstown, 28. 



INDEX 



489 



Johnson, continued. 

Gen. Sir William, cost of expe- 
dition nnder, 135. 
Johnston, Hanes, signed petition 

for land, 244; land granted to, 

250. 
John, land granted to, 249. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Nathaniel, petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 249. 
Peter, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 251. 
Samuel 2nd, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
see also under Jonston. 
Jones, Benjamin, proprietor at 

Cox Hall, 411, 412. 
Col. E., representative, 233. 
Elisha, land granted to, 323. 
Elisha2nd, land granted to, 323. 
Elisha 3rd, land granted to, 323. 
Evan, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Ichabod, in expedition to Louis- 

bourg, 60. 
Capt. Ichabod, of Boston, attor- 
ney for Machias, 431. 
John, a Kennebec proprietor, 

356; a proprietor at Cox Hall, 

411, 412. 
Joseph, signed petition for New 

Castle, 81. 
Nathan, land granted to, 324, 

328; a surveyor, 325. 
Nathan 2nd, land granted to, 

328. 
Samuel, one of the committee 

for Scarborough, 296. 
Stephen, in expedition to Crown 

Point, 50; signed petition of 

Machias, 432. 
William, proprietor at Cox Hall, 

411. 
Jonston, Caleb, signed petition 

for land, 244; land granted to, 

249. 
Daniel, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 249. 
Elias, petitioned for land, 244; 

!an«l granted to, 250. 
Jesse, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 249. 
John, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 249, 
Thomas, petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 249. 
nee also Johnston. 



Jordon, Benja., land granted to, 
326. 

Dominicus, land granted to, 327. 

Ebenezer, land granted to, 326. 

James Jr., heir of Robert, 281. 

Jeremiah, heir of Robert, 281. 

Jeremiah Jr., heir of Robert, 
281. 
Jordan, John, heir of Robert, 281. 

John Jr., heir of Robert, 281. 

John 3rd, heir of Robert, 281. 

Nathaniel, signed petition of 
Falmouth, 174, 376; petitioned 
for land, 243; heir of Robert, 
281. 

Nathaniel Jr., land granted to, 
262, 323, 326. 

Noah, land granted to, 326. 

Richard, heir of Robert, 281. 

Rishworth, moderator at Bidde- 
ford, 271; town clerk, 271; 
heir of Robert, 281; to issue 
warrant for town meeting, 
282. 

Robert, his heirs desired to be 
incorporated, 280, 281; a resi- 
dent of Falmouth, 280; county 
clerk, 280; land holder, 280; 
died, 280, 283; his descendants 
scattered, 280, 283; act to in- 
corporate his heirs, 283, 284; 
meeting of heirs to be called, 
284; act negatived, 284; peti- 
tion of his heirs, 280. 

Samuel, heir of Robert, 281. 

Samuel Jr., heir of Robert, 281. 

Samuel 3rd, heir of Robert, 281. 

Thomas, heir of Robert, 281. 

Tristram, signed petition of 
Biddeford, 279; heir of Rob- 
ert, 281. 
Josselyn, Joseph, land granted to, 

421, 422. 
Joy, David, signed Frankfort peti- 
tion, 187. 

K 



)OK, ) 

rooif, J- 92, 93, 95. 
ook, J 



Kederiiook, 
Kkndkkik 

KlNDKKIIOOI 

KelT, Cornelius, 60, 61. 

Kelly, Moses, signed a petition for 
land, 244; land granted to, 250. 
William, signed the petition of 
Machias, 433. 

Kendall, Abiathar, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 181; signed the 
petition of Pownalborough, 
429; family and house of, 45. r >. 



490 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Kendall, continued. 

Benja., family and house of, 455. 
Jona., land granted to, 327. 
Uzziah, signed petition of Pow- 

nalborough, 430; family and 

house of, 455. 
Kenedy, see Kennedy. 
Kennebec, 50, 119, 352, 353, 391, 

390. 
Expedition, the, 50. 
Indians, 405, 444, 445. 
Proprietors, 338, 348, 354, 355, 

374 379. 
Purchase, 186, 203, 277, 278, 290, 

291, 292, 348, 352, 353, 355, 357, 

379; Act of Incorporation, 290; 

petition of Proprietors, 352. 
River, 5, 0, 9, 10, 18, 21, 25, 26, 

33, 36, 40, 46, 66, 118, 119, 120, 

155, 156, 165, 178, 186, 203, 204, 

219, 220, 223, 235, 277, 278, 290, 

291, 343, 359, 373, 374, 375, 383, 

390, 395, 396, 404, 428, 444, 445. 
Kennedy, Jas., signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 
Samuel, signed petition of New 

Castle, 81. 
William, signed petition of New 

Castle, 81. 
William 2nd, signed petition of 

Townsend, 324. 
Kenney, 

£ enn J' [ ilyof,450. 
Kmney, ) J ' 

Samuel, in expedition to Crown 
Point, 50; signed petition of 
Townsend, 334; signed peti- 
tion of Machias, 433. 
Thomas, signed petition of 
Townsend, 333; signed peti- 
tion of Boothbay, 441. 

Kent, Capt. , 60. 

Joseph, signed petition of Broad 
Bay, 103. ' 

Ketley, Moses, land granted to, 
250. 
see also Kelley. 

Key, Robert, killed by Indians, 17. 

Kidder, Richard, signed petition 
of Pownalborough, 429; family 
and house of, 454. 

Kilby, Mr. , 96, 98, 107. 

Killpatrick, Wm., 65. 

Kimball, ) Barnard, signed peti- 

Kemball, j tion for land, 246; land 
granted to, 251. 
Benj., signed petition of Wells, 
222; petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 250. 



Elisha, house and fam- 



Kemball, continued. 
Ebenezer, petitioned for land, 
245, 246; land granted to, 251. 
Jacob, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 249. 
Jonathan Jr., petitioned for 
land, 244; land granted to, 250. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 251. 
William, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 251. 
Kincade, Samuel, family and house 

of, 450. 
King, the, of England, called 
James, not George, 371. 
Edward, surveyor, ^55. 
Ezra, family and house of, 449. 
James, signed petition for land, 

245; land granted to, 251. 
Richard, petition of, 286. 

Kingsbury, , widow, family 

and house of, 450. 
Benj., signed petition for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 
Kingston, Mass., 180. 
Kinney, see Kenney. 
Kinsman, John, a proprietor at 

Cox Hall, 411, 412. 
Kirkwood, Alex., signed petition 

of Scarborough, 403. 
Kittal, Francis, family and house 

of, 456. 
Kittery, vessels to fit as transports 
from, 52; home of Samuel 
Mitchell, 99; the enemy skulk- 
ing about, 108, 109; people 
careless at, 109; home of 
John Rogers, 171, 202; to be 
divided into two parishes, 
214; both parishes to support 
one minister, 214; the division 
of, accomplished, 215; Torrey 
permitted to carry pork to, 
286; mentioned, 23, 52, 69, 
108, 214. 
Knight, John, signed petition of 
Machias, 432; signed petition 
of Frankfort, 443. 
John Jr., petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 249. 
Nathan, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 442. 
Oliver, signed petition for land, 

244; land granted to, 249. 
Stephen, petitioned for land, 

245; land granted to, 251. 
Tristram, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 249. 



INDEX 



491 



Knight, continued. 

Wesbruck, signed petition of 
Freetown. 443. 
Knights, Will., family and house 

of, 164. 
Knowles, John, signed petition of 
Pearsontown, 86. 
Nathl., land granted to, 327. 
Saml., land granted to, 327. 
Kowman, Henry, family and house 
of, 448. 



Labrador, 140, 443, 444. 
Indians, 443. 

Lad, Dudley, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 

Laighton, Benjamin, signed peti- 
tion of Frankfort, 443. 
Hatuel, desired confirmation of 

land title, 316. 
John, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 448. 
Solomon, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 443. 
Thoder, desired confirmation 

of land title, 316. 
Thomas, desired confirmation of 

land title, 316. 
Thomas Jr., desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 
Thomas 3rd, desired confirm- 
ation of land title, 316. 
see also Leighton. 

Lake, Thomas, land held under 
his purchase, 165, 18G. 

Lake Winnepesaukee, 392. 

Lakes, the dominion of them will 
be the dominion of America, 
L40, 141. 

Lakin, Joseph, held land in Tyngs 
Town, 410. 

Lambert, Robert, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 187; family and 
house of, 453. 
Robert Jr., family and house of, 
453. 

erebiah, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187; family and 
housi- of, 453. 

Lamont, John, action brought 
against, 349, 354. 

Lampson, William, signed peti- 
tion for land, 244; land grant- 
ed to, 240. 

Lamson, Amos, petitioned for 
land, l-i. 

Land, the records of the division 
of lost, 22-"., -'34. 



Lane, Capt. John, raising men, 
23; in expedition to Crown 
Point, 50; signed petition of 
Narragansett, 380; letter of, 
13. 

Langdon, the Rev. Samuel, of 
Portsmouth, 202. 

Lankaster, \ Daniel, signed peti- 

Lankester, J tion of Nequassett, 
167. 
Elihu, signed petition of Nequas- 
sett, 167. 
Joseph, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 
Nathan, desired confirmation of 
land title, 316. 

Larchez, Mons. , 61, 62. 

Larose, Maj. , 94. 

Larrabee, Isaac, in expedition to 
Kennebec, 50; signed petition 
of Machias, 433. 
Thomas, one of the committee 
of Scarborough, 296. 

Lawrence, Lieut. Gov. Charles, of 
Nova Scotia, 37, 111. 
Saml., signed petition of New 

Gloucester, 255. 
Col. William, representative, 
147, 188. 

Leavitt, Daniel, signed the peti- 
tion of Narragansett, 380. 
Joseph, signed the petition of 
Narragansett, 380. 

Leay, Dono, objected to incorpora- 
tion of Gorhamtown, 305. 

Lebanon, decrease in the inhabi- 
tants of, 104; not able to sup- 
port a minister, 104; no school 
in, 104; no grist-mill in, 105; 
can not use stream or river, 
105; had no military protec- 
tion, 105; people desire to tax 
non-resident land holders, 105; 
desired a grant for a grist-mill, 
105; desired that soldiers be 
sent to, 105; petition read in 
the General Court and orders 
concerning, 106; answer to 
petition, 106; petitioners al- 
lowed to sell land, 106; a limit 
to scout's range, 118; a fron- 
tier town, 128; petition of , 103. 

Lebbee, ) T ., ■, 

Lebbey,}* 6eLlbl> y' 

Lee, Mr. , 434. 

Leeds, in Lincoln County, 219. 

Leighton. Samuel, desired con- 
linuat ion of land title, .'Sin. 
see also Laighton. 



492 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Leissner, C. C, in command at 

Broad Bay, 103; letters of, 59, 

70. 
Lemon, Samuel, signed petition of 

Nequassett, 167. 
Lemont, John, an action brought 

against, 349, 354. 
Leonard, Capt. Ebenezer, in expe- 
dition to Crown Point, 50. 
Letters of, 

Apthorp, Charles and son, 127. 
Bernard, Gov. Francis, 302, 308, 

311, 361, 364, 365, 370, 372, 383, 

392. 
Berry, Capt. George, 13, 22. 
Bradbury, Jabez, 47. 
Burton, Benj., 56. 
Colvill, Lord, 111. 
Cooper, Boyce, 84, 85. 
Council, the, 55. 
dishing, Ezekiel, 53, 60, 77. 
Delancey, Gov. James, 92, 93. 
Fletcher, Capt. Thos., 1, 14, 17. 
Fowle, Jacob, 61. 
Freeman, Enoch, 34, 35, 45, 82, 

83. 
Freeman, Capt. Joshua, 24, 64. 
General Court, the, 273, 276. 
Goldthwait, Thomas, 340. 
Goodwin, Ichabod, 241. 
Goodwin, Samuel, 5, 6, 7, 9, 66. 
Greenleaf, John, 47. 
Ilancork, Thomas, 127. 
Harnden, Saml., 175. 
Herrick, Capt. Israel, 82. 
Howard, James, 66, 143. 
Howard, Samuel, 32. 
Lane, Capt. John, 13. 
Leissner, C. C, 59, 70. 
Litbgow, Capt. William, 6, 9, 10, 

11, 15, 58, 69, 124, 148. 
McFarland, John, 84, 85. 
McKechnie, John, 150. 
McSlattery, Robt., 84, 85. 
Miller, William, 1. 
Minot, John, 85. 
New Gloucester, 254. 
Nichols, Capt. Alexr., 17. 
Noyes, Nathl., 424. 
Oliver, Andrew, 57, 58, 439. 
Osborne, John, 62. 
Pepperrell, Sir William, 23, 51, 

59, 84, 91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 108, 

109. 
Phipps, Lieut. Gov. Spencer, 3, 

33, 44, 45. 
Pownall, Gov. Thomas, 88, 89, 

90, 99, 134, 140, 152, 153, 189. 
Preble, Col. Jed., 205. 
Remley, Capt. Matths., 26. 



Letters, continued. 

Robinson, Hans, 338. 

Rous, John, 48. 

Ruggles, Col. Timothy, 92, 93, 
94, 95. 

Tasker, John, 61, 62. 

White, Samuel, 14. 

Williams, Col. Israel, 92, 93, 94, 
95. 

Worthington, Col. John, 107. 
Leverett, John, patent of, 256, 
265, 266, 267. 

Thomas, 265. 
Levies, see under Soldiers. 
Lewis, John, to draft the answer 
for North Yarmouth, 69, 75. 
Lewiston, 218, 219. 
Libby, ^ Andrew, signed peti- 
Libbey, Ition for Scarborough, 
Lebbee, J 237. 

David, signed the petition for 
Machias, 432. 

David Jr., signed the petition of 
Scarborough, 237. 

Ebenezer, signed the petition of 
Machias, 432; signed the same 
as a guardian, 432. 

Elisha, one of the committee for 
Scarborough, 296; signed peti- 
tion of Scarborough, 403. 

George, agreed to petition of 
Machias, 433. 

George Jr., signed petition of 
Machias, 432. 

Jacob, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 432. 

Capt. John, in expedition to 
Crown Point, 50; signed the 
petition of Scarborough, 237. 

Joseph, signed the petition of 
Biddeford, 279; signed the 
petition of Machias, 432. 

Josiah, signed the petition of 
Machias, 432. 

Josiah 2nd, agreed to the peti- 
tion of Machias, 432. 

Kezia, signed the petition of 
Scarborough, 403. 

Nathaniel, one of the commit- 
tee of Scarborough, 296, 403. 

Peter, one of the Committee of 
Scarborough, 296, 403. 

Reuben, signed the petition of 
Machias, 432. 

Richard, one of the committee 
of Scarborough, 296. 

Samuel, signed the petition of 
Scarborough, 237; signed the 
petition of Gorhamtown, 307; 



INDEX 



493 



Libby, continued. 

signed the petition of Ma- 
chias, 432. 
Sarah, widow, signed the peti- 
tion of Machias, 432. 
Timothy, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 433. 

License of Worth, Andrew, 443, 
444, 445. 

Lierce, George, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429. 

Life, Thos., 336. 

Lillie, George, family and house 
of, 455. 

Limercy, John, detained beyond 
term of enlistment, 148. 

Lincoln, Benj., one of the com- 
mittee on the petition of New 
Marblehead, 147; report of, 
concerning the boundary, 332; 
to consider the petition of H. 
Y. Brown, 427. 
County, 218, 284, 290, 332, 339, 
350, 351, 352, 854, 855, 858, 
381, 415, 425, 42S, 440, 441, 
453, 457. 

Lindsey, John, signed the petition 
of Pownalborough, 429. 
Thomas, petitioned for land, 
232. 

Lines, Dennis, signed the petition 
of Pownalborough, 429; fam- 
ily and house of, 455. 

Linscot, Joshay, signed petition 
of New Castle, 81. 

Linscut. Abraham, petitioned for 
land, 232. 

Lisbon, in Lincoln County, 219. 

Lister, James, petitioned for land, 
24G; land granted to, 252. 

Litchfield, in Lincoln County, 219. 

Lithgow, Capt. William, of Fort 
Halifax, to issue a warrant for 
a town meeting, 291, 292; ap- 
pointed a truckmaster, 439; 
letter of, 6, 9, 10, 11, 15, 53, 
69, 124, 148; mentioned, 1, 3, 
4, G, 38, GG, 143, 293, 843. 

Little, Henry, signed petition of 
N.-w Castle, 81. 
James, signed petition of New 

Castle, 81. 
Moses, signed petition for land, 
246; land granted to, 260; 
agent for grantees of Baker's 
T »wn, 421. 
River, 166, 210, 221. 
Si mnel, petit ioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 2 19. 



Little, continued. 
Stephen, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 
Little's Gore, 217. 
Littleboro, Lincoln County, 219. 
Littlefield, Jeremiah, signed peti- 
tion of Wells, 222. 
Joseph, signed petition of Wells, 

222. 
Nehemiah, signed petition of 

Wells, 222. 
Stephen, desired confirmation of 
land title, 316. 
Livermore, in Cumberland County, 
217. 
Samuel, inspector of surveys, 
271, 272, 273; on the report of 
boundaries, 332. 
Lo, Perez, petitioned for land, 181. 
Loggon, Patrick, signed petition 

of New Castle, 81. 
Lombard, Jedediah, signed peti- 
tion of Falmouth, 172, 
Richard, objected to the incor- 
poration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Solomon Jr., objected to the in- 
corporation of Gorhamtown, 
305. 
London, 273, 276. 
Whitehall, 385. 
Long Island, 76. 

Longfellow, Daniel, signed peti- 
tion of Machias, 433. 
Jonathan, signed petition of 

Machias, 432. 
Jonathan 2nd, signed petition of 

Machias, 433. 
Nathan, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 432. 
Stephen, to issue warrant for 
town meeting, 378. 
Lord, Capt. John, to provide 
assistance for Phillipsburg, 
227. 
Robert, the heirs of, proprietors 
at Cox Hall, 411. 
Loring, Levi, signed petition for 
land, 181. 
Nathl., signed petition for land, 

181; land granted to, 259. 
Peres, land granted to, 259. 
Losh, Cassemir, shot, 71. 
Loudon, Earl of, 56, 56, 62, 116, 

120, 186. 
Louisbourg, 50, 01, 62, 63, 95, 199, 
274. 
Expedition, 50. 
Love, Sergt., 13. 



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494 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Lovejoy, Abiel, signed petition of 

Pownalborough, 429; family 

and houses of, 456. 

Lovet, \ Isaac, signed the peti- 

Loveitt, j tion of Falmouth, 172; 

land granted to, 326. 

Israel, signed the petition of 

Falmouth, 376. 
Jonathan, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; sued, 196; land 
granted to, 326. 
Jonathan Jr., land granted to, 

326. 
Simon, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 376. 
Low, David Jr., signed petition of 
fishermen, 157. 
Ebenezer, signed petition of fish- 
ermen, 157; desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 
James, objected to incorporation 

of Gorhamtown, 305. 
John, a proprietor at Cox Hall, 

411, 412. 
Jonathan, a proprietor at Cox 

Hall, 411. 
Nathaniel, a proprietor at Cox 

Hall, 411. 
Thomas, signed the petition of 
Frankfort, 187. 
Lowel, Joseph, desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 
Lower Sandy River, 219. 
Lufken, Thomas Jr., signed peti- 
tion of fishermen, 157. 
Lunenburgh, 111, 119. 
Lunt, Abraham, petitioned for 
land, 232; land granted to, 
324. 

Lyman, , commissary, 98, 107. 

Job, land granted to, 324. 
Lynde, Benj., to consider petition 
of Wadsworth and others, 181. 

M 

M , Joseph, signed petition of 

Freetown, 443. 
M , William, signed petition 

of Townsend, 334; signed 

petition of Boothbay, 441. 
McC , John, signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 
McCartney, Joseph, petitioned for 

land, 24G; land granted to, 

251. 
McCobb, Samuel, signed petition 

of Townsend, 334; signed the 

petition of Booth Bay, 425. 



McCobb, continued. 

William, signed the petition of 
Booth Bay, 425. 
McCreet, John, land granted to, 

328. 
McCurdy, Dl., signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 
McDaniel, Charles, objected to 
the incorporation of Gorham- 
town. 305; signed petition of 
Gorhamtown, 307. 
John, objected to the incorpora- 
tion of Gorhamtown, 305. 
John Jr., objected to the incor- 
poration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Robert, objected to the incor- 
poration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
McFarland, \ Ephraim, signed the 
MacFarlen, > petition of Town- 
MacFarling, J send, 334; a select- 
man of Boothbay, 425. 
John, letters of, 84, 85. 
Joseph, family and house of, 

455. 
Walter, an interpreter, desired 
to be made a sergeant, 156; 
met a flag of truce, 205. 
McCausland, Henry, signed the 

petition of Merriconeag, 76. 
McCleleland, William, signed the 

petition of New Castle, 81. 
McGown, John, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 455. 
McGriger, the Rev. David, 296. 
McGuire, John, signed petition of 

New Gloucester, 255. 
McHard, James, signed petition 
for land, 243, 249; land grant- 
ed to, 249; on the prudential 
committee, 270. 
James Jr., petitioned for land, 

244. 
Jno. Jr., land granted to, 250. 
William, petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 250. 
William Jr., petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 
Machias, 298, 431, 432. 
Bay, 886, 387. 
River, 434. 
Mclntire, Alexr. Jr., petitioned 

for land, 233. 
McKechnie, ) John, letter of, 150, 
MacKetchnie, J 152; letter to, 152. 
McKenny, Eleazer, land granted 
to, 328. 
Henry, land granted to, 326. 
I., signed petition of Scarbor- 
ough, 403. 



INDEX 



495 



see also McKinney. 
Mackentier, Alexander Jr., land 

granted to, 324. 
Mackey, Danl., signed petition for 
land, 243; land granted to, 262. 
McKibby, James, detained in the 
army beyond term of enlist- 
ment, 148. 
McKinney, Daniel, family and 
house of, 448. 
David, family and house of, 448. 
John, family and house of, 448. 
see also McKenny. 
McLaughlin, John, petitioned for 
land, 180, 246; land granted 
to, 251. 
Robert, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 

McLellan j A i exa nder, land 
McLelland, > , , , ' ono 

McLellen, ' {granted to, 328. 

Hugh, objected to the incorpo- 
ration of Gorhamtown, 209, 
210, 305. 
James, objected to the incorpo- 
ration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Karey, objected to the incorpo- 
ration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
William, objected to the incor- 
poration of Gorhamtown, 305; 
land granted to, 327. 

Maclucas, Joshua, land granted to, 
324. 

McManus, James, detained in the 
army beyond term of enlist- 
ment, 148. 

McN , John, signed petition of 

New Castle, 81. 

McPhetres, James, detained in the 
army beyond term of enlist- 
ment, 148. 

McSlattery, Robert, letter of, 84, 
85. 

Madamcook, ) Indian raid at, 83, 

Madnmpkook, / 200; see also Me- 
dumcook. 

Diajabagaauce, J 

Magregor, Pat; signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 
Blaine, John, signed petition of 

Biddeford, 279. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 232; 

land granted to, 324. 
Province of, 248, 800, 348, 860, 

868, I 887, 427, 439; 

report concerning the boun- 
dary of. 266. 
Ma jory, .Joseph, an original grantee 

of \ew Marblehead, 161. 



Malbone, Daniel, family and house 
of, 456. 

Malburne, Samuel, signed the 
petition of Kennebec, 276. 

Man, Robert, family and house of, 
452. 

Manchester, \ Gershum, settled at 

Mansheter, j New Marblehead, 
162. 
John, signed petition of New 
Marblehead, 146; settled at 
New Marblehead, 162, 165, 
signed the petition of Machias, 
432. 
Stephen, settled at New Marble- 
head, 163, 164. 

Manduit, Jasper, agent for the 
Province of Massachusetts, 
273, 275, 276, 392. 

Mane, Saml., land granted to, 324. 

Mansfield, Isaac, an original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 
Theophilus, petitioned for land,, 
247 ; land granted to, 252. 

Mansheter, see Manchester. 

Map of Southack, Cyprian, 299, 
391. 

Maquoit, 25, 30, 57, 58. 

Marblehead, 61, 62, 63, 190, 398. 

March, Capt. John, land granted 
to, 420. 
Saml., signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 296, 403. 
see also Marsh. 

Marcy, Capt. , representative, 

147. 

Marks of, 

, John, 187, 430; Thomas, 

237; Andrews, Ephraim, 433; 
Barre, John, 433; Beers, John, 
433; Berre, Wesbruck, 432; 
Bezune, Margret, 399; Blag- 
don, John, 187; Blake, Benja., 
237, 296; Brown, Peter, 360; 
Bryant, Eleazer, 432; Carney, 
Mark, 430; Cavilear, John, 
430; Cobb, Ebenezer, 174, 376; 
Crocker, Reuben, 433; Cumor- 
ford, Edward, 148; Dill, Jos- 
eph, 232; Fishgearile, Patrick, 
233; Foster, Wooden, 432; 

Fowler, Bartholmy, 187; G , 

Lazarus, 430; Gazlin, John, 
144; Getchel, Joseph, 132; 
Goodale, Zachiraih, 222; 
Grant, Martin, 2:>2; Gray, 
Andrew, .''.Hi; Gray, James, 
816; <irav, Joshua, 232; Hill, 
Japeth, 432; Hill, Japoth 2nd, 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Marks of, continued. 

433; Hitching, Joseph, 187; 

Holland, , 430; Jordan, 

John, 281; Jordan, Nathl., 
281; Jordan, Richard, 281; 
Jordan, Samuel, 281; Kelly, 
William, 433; Kennedy, Wil- 
liam, 324; Knight, John, 432; 
Lambert, Robert, 187; Lam- 
bert, Sherebiah, 187; Libby, 
Joseph, 432; Libby, Josiah, 
432; Libby, Sarah, 432; Lines, 
Dennis, 429; McGowen, John, 
430; McManus, James, 148; 
Martin, Wm., 432; Mitchell, 
William, 237; Moore, William, 
187; Murfe, Thomas, 187; 
Odriscal, Michael, 148; Scott, 
John, 432; Shannon, John, 
360; Smith, Ebenezer, 233; 
Sopers, Daniel, 360; Stanford, 
Josiah, 376; Stanfore, Josiah 
Jr., 376; Torry, David, 442; 
Wheeler, Morris, 144. 
Marritt, Daniel, to provide peti- 
tion for township No. Six, 
413; clerk of the proprietors 
of the same, 413; signed peti- 
ton of the same, 414. 

William, ship carpenter, 131; 
made a prisoner and sold, 132; 
released at the surrender of 
Quebec, 132; to receive pay, 
133. 
Marsh, Cutter, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 250. 

Daniel, petitioned for land, 243, 
249, 269; land granted to, 249, 
272. 

David, on prudential committee, 
270; desired further time, 445; 
petition of, 243, 249, 335. 

David Jr., petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 249. 

Enoch, petitioned for land, 246; 
land granted to, 251. 

Jno. Jr., petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 

Moses, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 249. 

Nathaniel, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 

see also March. 
Marshall, William, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 
249. 
Marson, Abner, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187; signed peti- 
tion of Pownalborough, 429. 



Marson, continued. 

Stephen, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429. 

Marsor, Abner, signed the peti- 
tion of Pownalborough, 457. 

Marston, Daniel, signed the peti- 
tion of Scarborough, 237. 

Martin, \ Eliphalet, petitioned for 

Marton, j land, 245 ; land granted 
to, 251. 
John, an heir of Robert Jordan, 

281. 
Joshua, signed the petition of 

the fishermen, 157. 
William, detained in the army 
beyond term of enlistment, 
148; signed petition for Ma- 
chias, 432. 

Mary II, Queen, 264, 296, 297, 298, 
300, 301, 304, 322, 335, 436. 

Mason, Ebenezer, signed petition 
of New Gloucester, 255. 
John, heirs of, 392. 
Jonas, to draft an answer for 

North Yarmouth, 69, 75. 
Stephen, family and house of, 
454. 

Massachusetts Bay, Province of, 
5, 8, 12, 17, 29, 31, 61, 65, 66, 
78, 82, 85, 86, 98, 101, 104, 110, 
127, 131, 134, 144, 158, 165, 
170, 174, 180, 183, 185, 190, 
191, 200, 209, 211, 214, 220, 
224, 228, 232, 233, 235, 242, 
247, 264, 265, 277, 278, 280, 
286, 287, 294, 296, 297, 298, 
299, 300, 301, 802, 303, 310, 
312, 313, 315, 322, 334, 335, 
336, 347, 348, 353, 359, 361, 
373, 376, 379, 384, 385, 387, 
388, 392, 393, 394, 397, 401, 
403, 404, 406, 407, 410, 413, 
424, 426, 427, 431, 433, 434, 
435, 436, 439, 440, 441, 444, 
445, 447. 

Masten, John, a proprietor at Cox 
Hall, 411. 
Thomas, a proprietor at Cox 
Hall, 411, 412. 

Masury, William, petitioned for 
land, 243; land granted to, 
262. 

Mathes, \ Samuel, signed the 

Mathews, J petition of New Mar- 
blehead, 146; an early settler 
at New Marblehead, 162, 165; 
desired a confirmation of land 
title, 316. 

Maughton, John, land granted to, 
259. 



INDEX 



497 



Maxwell, Noble, land granted to, 
327. 
William, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252, 327. 

Mayberry, ") John, settled at 

Meaberry, 'New Marblehead, 

Mebberry, [164, 165. 

Meayberry, J 
Maxwell, settled at New Mar- 
blehead, 161, 164. 
Richard, signed petition of New 
Marblehead, 146; settled at 
New Marblehead, 162, 165. 
Thomas, signed petition of New 
Marblehead, 146; settled at 
New Marblehead, 162, 165. 
William, signed petition of New 
Marblehead, 146; an original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161; settled at New Marble- 
head, 162, 165. 

Mayer, George, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429. 

Mayo, Joshua, land granted to, 
327. 
Robert, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; land granted to, 
326. 
Whiteford, signed petition of 
Falmouth, 172. 

Mechisses, Great Menan Island, 
298; fleet near, 298, 299. 

Medcalf, Jacob, family and house 
of, 452. 

Medicine, needed in the army, 67, 
142. 
Chest, (Doctor's Box) 67. 

Medumcook, ) in Lincoln County, 

Meduncook, / 219, 220. 
nee also Madamcook. 

Meeting-houses, none at New 
Marblehead, 144; built at the 
request of Anderson, 158; 
erected by the proprietors, 
159; one being built at Ne- 
quassett, 166; taxes levied to 
build, 173; none at Gorham- 
town, 192, 210, 211; will be 
built when it is safe to do so, 
218; required by law in every 
township, 253, 258, 260, 268, 
'■Vl~ ; proprietors obliged to 
build, 804, 806; built by the 
people, 806; at Axrowsic, 839; 
at Broad Hay, 426; at Scar- 
borough, 487, 438. 

Meilbon, James, signed petition 
of Pownalborough, 430. 

Mellon, Jonathan, petitioned for 
land, 232. 



Memorials of, 
Biddeford, 278; Catherlough, 
Earl of, and others, 433, 434; 
Downe, S., and Thornton, M.. 
445. 

Menis, the people of, take oaths, 
299. 

Merret, Dan., land granted to, 326. 

Merriconeag Neck, number of 
families at, 41 ; a church estab- 
lished at, 41, 42; extent of, 41; 
had no town privileges, and 
burdened by taxes, 41, 42, 43, 
72, 75; desired to be incorpor- 
ated, 42, 43, 75; separation 
agreed upon, 68, 74, 75; should 
share in the charge of the 
county roads, 68, 73, 74; 
committee appointed to an- 
swer petition of, 69; answer 
of first parish, 72; had a 
share of the town treas- 
ury, 72; did not support 
all the roads, 72; had a share 
in town offices, 72; the road 
of, leads to Brunswick Neck, 
74; distance of County Road 
from the center of, 75; had 
their own road but no help 
from the first parish, 76; had 
a share in the school fund, 
109; schools provided for at, 
110; to be erected into a dis- 
trict, 111; act of incorpora- 
tion of, 112; bounds of, 112; 
islands included in, 112; to 
hold a town meeting, 113; to 
join with Brunswick in choos- 
ing a representative, 113; in 
Cumberland County, 216; 
petition of, 41. 

Merriconeag Carrying Place, 112. 

Merrill, Daniel, signed petition of 
New Gloucester, 255. 
Israel, land granted to, 250. 
Samuel, signed Narragansett pe- 
tition, 380. 
see also Morrill. 

Merrimac River, 135, 392, 393. 

Merrilt, Daniel, land granted to, 
327, 328. 
William, petition of, 131. 

Bierryland Meadows, 27. 

Morrymeeting Bay, 186, 277, 278, 
291, 333. 

Mesorve, George, signed petition 
of Scarborough, 403. 
Solomon, signed petition of Ma- 

chias, 433. 
William, land granted to, 323. 



498 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Messages of, 

Bernard, Gov. Francis, 293, 341, 

345, 846, 416. 
Council, the, 294. 
House of Representatives, the, 

4, 188. 

Phipps, Lieut. Gov. Spencer, 2, 4, 

5, 12. 

Pownall, Gov. Thomas, 113, 116, 
121, 122, 123, 147, 149, 169, 182, 
206. 
Shirley, Gov. William, 15, 18, 
19, 20, 21, 37, 38, 39. 
Middlesex County, 351, 356. 
Miers, Casemise, family and house 
of, 255. 
George, family and house of, 455. 
Philip, family and house of, 455. 
Miles, John, signed petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 
Militia, see under Soldiers. 
Mill Creek, 156, 158. 
Miller, Robert, signed petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 
William, letter of, 1. 
Millet, David, signed petition of 

New Gloucester, 255. 
Milliken, Benj., signed petition for 
land, 243; land granted to, 262, 
328; member of the General 
Court, 269. 
Benj. 2nd, land granted to, 328. 
Edward, moderator of Scarbor- 
ough, 236; petitioned for land, 
243; land granted to, 262, 323. 
Edward Jr., petitioned for land, 
243; land granted to, 262, 323. 
Edward 3rd, land granted to, 323. 
John, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 
John Melbery, petitioned for 
land, 243; land granted to, 262, 
323. 
Jonathan, land granted to, 323. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 261, 323, 
Nathl., signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237; petitioned for 
land, 243; land granted to, 262, 
323. 
Thomas, signed petition for 
land, 243; land granted to, 
262, 323. 
Thomas 2nd, land granted to, 
323. 
Mills, 105, 354, 355, 356. 

John, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
Reuben, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 



Minas, the people of take oaths, 

299. 
Ministers, 1 none at New Marble- 
Ministry, /head, 144, 145, 228; 
supported by grantees, 159, 
160; taxes levied to settle a, 
173; maintained at Frankfort, 
186; their salaries in arrears, 
Falmouth, 197; supplied by 
the proprietors at Gorham- 
town, 212; one turned out and 
a layman of bad standing put 
in his place, 213, 402, 408; or- 
dained by laymen, 213; Gor- 
hamtown desired the proprie- 
tors to support one who is 
irregular, 213, 214; the propri- 
etors of New Marblehead will 
support one if they are not 
taxed, 215; settled at Harps- 
well, 223; lots reserved for, 
229, 253; Phineas Whitney and 
Samuel Foxcroft called to 
Scarborough, 241; must be 
settled and supported in every 
new township, 258, 260, 261, 
269, 329, 407, 419, 420, 421, 422; 
Scarborough at agreat expense 
to find one, 287; needed at 
Gorhamtown, 304, 306; to be 
sent to the Indians, 365, 366, 
368, 369, 370, 371; needed in 
the distant settlements, 366, 
367; could be mediators, 367; 
one among the Mohawks, 367; 
one of the Church of England 
would meet with trouble 
among the Indians, 372; a 
Frenchman in English orders 
would suit the Indians, 372; 
needed at Scarborough, 402, 
408; petition that taxes be 
abated because of the settling 
of one in Gorhamtown, 405; 
one too old to be settled in 
Scarborough, 408; difficult for 
one to settle in Black Point, 
424; needed at Pownalborough, 
428; laws concerning the sup- 
port of, 435, 436. 

Minot, in Cumberland County, 217. 
John, to issue warrant for town 
meeting, 112; letter of, 25. 

Mintonicus, see Muntinicus. 

Mirick, John, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 457. 

Mitchell, Horton, signed petition 
of New Gloucester, 255. 



INDEX 



499 



Mitchell, continued. 
Jonathan, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 
Robert, signed the petition of 
Falmouth, 172; land granted 
to, 326. 
Samuel, his estate administered 

by Cutt and Gerrish, 99. 
William, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 
Mohawks, the, 367. 
Molton, Capt. Johnson, in expedi- 
tion to Kennebec, 50. 
Monkton, schooner borrowed from, 
111. 
Gen. Robert, 143. 
Monmouth, in Lincoln County, 

219. 
Monsweag Bay, 166, 178, 186. 

River, 166, 178, 204. 
Montgomery, James, signed peti- 
tion of Townsend, 334. 
Robert, signed petition of Town- 
send, 334. 
see also Mountgomery. 
Montreal, 94, 95. 
Montville, in Lincoln County, 220 

Moody, Lieut. , of Brunswick 

66. 
John, petitioned for land, 244 

land granted to, 250. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 232 

land granted to, 324. 
Thomas, petitioned for land, 824 
land granted to, 324. 
Moonenday, Josua, signed petition 

of Scarborough, 237. 
Moore, John, desired confirmation 
of land title, 316; family and 
house of, 453. 
William, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187. 
Moores, ) Amiruhamah, petitioned 
Moors, /for land, 244; land 
granted to, 250. 
Benjamin, signed petition for 
land, 244; land granted to, 250. 
Capt, Edmund, petitioned for 
land, 244, 249; land granted 
to, 249. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 246; 
land granted to, 251. 

Mure, C<d. , in expedition to 

Louishourg, 50. 
Morehead, the Rev. John, 296. 
Morgan, William, petitioned for 
hind. 2 13; land granted to, 262, 
828. 
Morley, Thoma . Bigned pel Ition 
i "m u ( iastle, - 1. 



Morrill, Israel, petitioned for land, 
245 ; land granted to, 250. 
the Rev. Moses, 28, 271. 
see also Merrill. 
Morrison, Samuel, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 250. 
Morse, Benj., petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 250. 
Edmond. petitioned for land, 
245, 335; land granted to, 249; 
desired more time, 449. 
Jacob, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
Moses, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
Peter Jr., petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 250. 
Mortgaridge, Benj., captured by 

Indians, 83. 

Morten, "1 Briant, signed petitions 

Morton, J of Gorhamtown, 192, 209, 

210, 212, 214, 307; a selectman 

of the same, 405. 

Ebenezer, signed petition of 

Gorhamtown, 307. 
Joseph, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 307. 
Mortor, Ebenezer, signed petition 
of Gorhamtown, 307. 

Moseley, Capt. , 419. 

Mosher, Daniel, objected to incor- 
poration of Gorhamtown, 305. 
Jeames, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 192. 
Moten, Ebenezer, petitioned for 
land, 181; land granted to, 260. 
Moulton, Jeremiah, of York, 242. 
Col. Jas. Jr., representative, 234. 
Thomas, a selectman of George- 
town, 339. 
Mount Desert, 76, 190, 225, 232, 
268, 298, 310, 321. 
River, 310, 320, 323, 345, 346, 
412, 413. 
Mount Vernon, Lincoln County, 

219. 
Mountgomery, Samuel, signed 
petition of Bootn Bay, 425. 
see also Montgomery. 
Mountsweag, see Monsweag. 
Mour, Willem, signed petition of 

Booth Bay, 4-J5. 
Mubb, 1 Benj., petitioned for land, 
Mull, (247; land granted to, 252. 
Muckford, Robert, had property 
at Now Marblehead, 164; set- 
tled at the same place, 165. 

Mudget, Ebenezer, Bigned peti- 

I ion for land, 24 1 ; land grant 

ed to, 250. 



500 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Mudgit, Moses, petitioned for 
land, 244; land granted to, 
250. 
Mugford, Robert, signed petition 

of New Marblehead, 146. 
Mulliaken, "I Amos, petitioned for 
Mulliken, J- land, 246; land grant- 
Mullken, J ed to, 251. 
Edward, of the General Court, 

269. 
Jas. Jr., land granted to, 252. 
John, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 250. 
Jos. Jr., petitioned for land, 

247. 
see also Milliken. 
Munsey, Jona., family and house 

of, 450. 
Munson, Joseph, signed petition 
of Machias, 432; signed the 
same as attorney, 432; in 
Louisbourg expedition, 50. 
Stephen, agreed to the Machias 
patent, 432. 
Muntinicus Island, 82, 83, 84. 
Murch, Ebenezer, signed the peti- 
tion of Gorhamtown, 307. 
Samuel, signed the petition of 
Gorhamtown, 307. 
Murfe, Thomas, signed the peti- 
tion of Frankfort, 187. 
Murphy, Thos., family and house 
of, 449. 

Murray, Lt. Col. , 90, 98. 

Gov. James, 365, 369. 
Muscongus, 257, 265, 266. 
Mussey, Benja., land granted to, 

328. 
Muster Rolls, at Frankfort, 5; at 
Falmouth, 13, 14; Goodwin's, 
241. 

N 



Nantucket, 448. 

County, 89. 
Narragansett Townships, 118, 
128, 378, 379, 381, 419. 
see also under Townships. 
Nash, David, family and house of, 

451. 
Nason, Abraham, family and 
house of, 448. 
John, signed Narragansett peti- 
tion, 380. 
Nelson, David, 429. 
Jonathan, 240, 251. 
Capt. Philip, 420. 
Nequassett, situation of, 165 
boundaries of, 165, 166, 178 
no minister settled at, 166 



Nequassett, continued. 

meeting house is being erected 
at, 166; desired to be incor- 
porated, 166, 167; Georgetown 
to give causes against the in- 
corporation of, 167; to bring 
in bill for erecting lands into 
a district, 167, 168, 175; to 
choose a representative with 
Georgetown, 168, 175; George- 
town did not object to the in- 
corporation of, 174, 175; in- 
corporated, 178, 179; to pay a 
share of the Georgetown 
taxes, 179; to hold a town- 
meeting, 179; a boundary of 
Frankfort, 186; in Lincoln 
County, 218; act of incorpora- 
tion of, 178; answer of George- 
town, 174, 175. 
Nequassett Bay, 166, 178. 
Neutrals, the, 132; see also under 

French, the. 
Nevens, David, petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 252. 
New Boston, 74, 118, 128, 216, 254, 

255, 285. 
New Castle, exposed condition of, 
80, 124, 128; no soldiers at, 80; 
more people captured, killed 
and wounded in than all the 
rest of New England, 80; de- 
fenceless, 80, 81; have no place 
to send to for relief, 81; in 
Lincoln County, 218; home of 
Benj. Woodbridge, 355; the 
taxes of to be divided with 
Georgetown, 375; petition of, 
80; mentioned, 18. 
New England, 12, 17, 31, 65, 85, 
104, 120, 174, 180, 191, 209, 211, 
228, 232, 278, 280, 283, 286, 294, 
303, 322, 334, 336, 367, 371, 373, 
376, 383, 384, 397, 403, 404, 405, 
406, 424, 444. 
New Gloucester, improvements at, 
destroyed by Indians, 31; 
block-house built at, 31; num- 
ber of inhabitants at, 32; de- 
sired pay for the defenders of, 
32; to be paid, 32; limit of 
scouts' range. 118; needed pro- 
tection, 128; in Cumberland 
County, 216; encroachment of 
other towns on, 254, 255; laid 
out by Edward King, 255; pe- 
tition of, 31. 
New Hampshire, 51, 275, 276, 330, 
331, 384, 392, 393, 394, 397, 405, 
418, 420, 421, 422, 427, 439, 447. 



INDEX 



501 



New Marblehead, depredations of 
the Indians near, 22; brush 
with Indians near, 34; the 
original land grants burned, 
117; limit of scout's range, 118; 
prosperous, 128; no meeting 
house or regular minister at, 
144, 145, 228; number of in- 
habitants of, 144, 159; no school 
at, 145; desired to tax non-res- 
ident land owners, 145; non- 
resident land owners to be 
notified, 146; report of com- 
mittee on the condition of, 159; 
the proprietors erected a meet- 
ing house, 159; the minister 
supported by grantees, 159, 
160; meeting house destroyed, 
159; the people should support 
their minister, 159, 160; the 
block house used for a meeting 
house, 160; the grantees assent- 
ed to procuring a preacher, 
160, 215; grantees in arrears of 
taxes, 60; their land should be 
sold, 160; boundaries unset- 
tled, 160, 161, 229; list of orig- 
inal grantees, 161; list of first 
settlers, 161, 164; names of 
families there in 1759, 164, 165; 
taxes to be levied on all lands 
to build a meeting house, 173; 
the boundaries to be settled, 
173, 229, 231; the proprietors 
will support a minister if they 
are not taxed, 215; this is 
agreed to, 215; part of Cum- 
berland County, 216; same as 
Windham, 216, 400; report of 
the committee concerning tho 
state of, 228; number of fami- 
lies in 1758, 228; the settlers 
co have their land titles con- 
tinued, 229, 230, 231; should 
be incorporated, 229; the orig- 
inal lay-out an injury to the 
town, 229; lots reserved for 
the ministry, 229; the school 
lot is unsuitable for the meet- 
ing house, 229, 230; land to be 
left for public uses, 230, 231; 
Richard Cutt to run the lines, 
231; encroached on by New 
Gloucester, 254; laid out by 
Edward King, 255; bounds of, 
285; a warrant issued for a 
town meeting in, 285; Thomas 
Bratl le purchased land in, 898, 
400, 101; mentioned, 161. 
Sleeting House, 144, 14">, 158, 



New Marblehead, continued. 

159, 160, 161, 173, 229, 230. 
Petitions of, 144, 215, 228. 
Reports on the petitions, 116, 

158, 161, 173. 
Town House, 117. 
New Milford, in Lincoln County, 

219, 220. 
New Noridgewalk, 36. 
New Pennicook, in Cumberland 

County, 217. 
New Plymouth, 185, 202, 277, 291, 

352, 353, 379, 394. 
New Sharon, in Lincoln County, 

219. 
New Vineyard, in Lincoln County, 

219, 220. 
New York, City, 64, 134, 312. 
Province, 15, 135, 275, 276, 383, 

384, 387, 394, 395, 396, 397. 
Newbury, 47, 295, 296, 402, 409, 

436, 437. 
Newfoundland, 293. 
Newichwannock River, 331, 332, 

384, 385. 
Newmarch, the Rev. John, 214. 
Niagara, 317. 

Nichols, I Capt. Alexr., signed the 
Nickels, I petition of New Castle, 
Nikels, J 81; land granted to, 252; 

letter of, 17; mentioned, 7, 

33, 45, 55, 60, 126. 
Ebenezer, petitioned for land, 

247; land granted to, 252. 
Samuel, signed petition of New 

Castle, 81. 
William, signed petition for 

land, 247; land granted to, 

252. 
Nicodemus, Abram, signed the 

petition of Frankfort, 187. 
Noble, Col. , in expedition to 

Canada, 50. 
John, signed Pownalborough 

petition, 429. 
Nobleboro, in Lincoln County, 

218. 
Noice, see Noyes. 
Norman, John, petitioned for 

land, 232; land granted to, 

324. 
Norridgewock, 218, 342, 368, 443, 

445. 
Indians, 120, 342, 343, 345, 404. 

North, Capt. , 152. 

Nortli Hamilton, 424. 
North Yarmouth, the second par- 
ish of, desired to bo set off, 

II, 42, -13. 68, 75; notice to 

l.e served on the town clerk, 



;;:, 



502 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



North Yarmouth, continued. 

43; committee appointed to 
hear both parties, 44; sec- 
ond town meeting of, 68; 
separation agreed upon, C8; 
committee to draft answer of 
second parish, 69; Pownall to 
prove answer of, 69; the 
answer, 72; new road opened 
in, 74; the first parish did 
not help the second parish to 
build separate roads, 76; the 
second parish to share the 
school fund, 109, 110; to be 
erected into a district, 111; a 
boundary of New Marblehead, 
160, 229, 231, 285, 298; in 
Cumberland County, 216, 217; 
mentioned, 75, 102, 110. 

see also Merriconeag. 

First Parish Record Book, 69. 

Meeting House, 68. 
Northumberland, 112. 
Norway, in Cumberland County, 

217. 
Nova Scotia, 37, 127, 143, 180, 185, 
189, 207, 248, 256, 264, 275, 
298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 310, 
312, 313, 322, 336, 383, 385, 
386, 395, 396. 
Nowell, Jonathan, petitioned for 
land, 232; land granted to, 
324. 

Silas, land granted to, 824. 

Silas Jr., petitioned for land, 
233. 
Noyes, \ Belcher, asked for pro- 
Noice, / tection of eastern settle- 
ments, 131. 

Daniel, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262. 

Enoch, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 249. 

Ephraim, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 

Jonas, settled at New Marble- 
head, 163; petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 

the Rev, Nathl., concerning his 
settlement at Black Point, 424. 

Ward, petitioned for land, 216; 
land granted to, 252. 
Nye, Adino, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429. 

O 

Oak Island, 166, 178. 
Obrian, Gideon, signed petition of 
Machias, 432. 



Obrian, continued. 
Jeremiah, agreed to petition of 

Machias, 333. 
Morris, in Louisbourg expedi- 
tion, 50; signed petition of 
Scarborough, 237; signed peti- 
tion of Machias, 432. 
Morris 2nd, signed petition of 
Machias, 433. 

Odriscal, Michael, detained in the 
army beyond the term of his 
enlistment, 148. 

Ogunquet River, 221. 

Ohio River, 317. 

Oldham, Saml., signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187. 

Oliver, Andrew, secretary, letters 
of, 57, 58, 439; mentioned, 43, 
60, 61, 79, 111, 113, 133, 146, 
158, 168, 172, 173, 179, 182, 191, 
193, 203, 204, 216, 224, 230, 231, 
234, 235, 238, 240, 254, 257, 259, 
261, 264, 266, 268, 270, 271, 273, 
277, 283, 284, 292, 293, 305, 308, 
321, 322, 330, 333, 357, 359, 861, 
377, 378, 382, 399, 400, 401, 405, 
416, 418, 419, 420, 422. 423, 424, 
426, 427, 430, 438, 439, 447. 
Peter, judge, 193. 

Oneidas, the, 867. 

Opinionists, the same as Quakers, 
42, 43. 

Orchard, clergyman installed in an, 
171. 

Osborn, John, letter of, 62. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262. 

Osgood, Isaac, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 251; on 
the prudential committee, 270. 

Oswega, 125. 

Otis, James, 193, 216, 224, 230, 231, 
234, 235, 240, 254, 257, 259, 261, 
264, 267, 268, 269, 270, 273, 347, 
400, 401, 418, 434. 

Otisfield, 217. 

Otterson, John, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 

Ovens Mouth, the, in Sheepscot 
River, 381, 382, 383. 



Page, Daniel, petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 251. 

Ezekiel, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec, 360. 

Lewis, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 



INDEX 



503 



Page, continued. 

Peter, petitioned for laud, 245; 

land granted to, 251. 
Solomon, selectman of George- 
town, 339. 
William, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 
Pain, \ John, signed petition of 
Paine, J Nequassett, 167. 
Joseph, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 
Palermo, in Lincoln County, 220. 
Paramore, Robert, an original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 
Paris, same as Township No. Four, 
217. 
Amos, family and house of, 455. 
Parish, a, distinct from a town- 
ship, 195. 
Parker, Benjamin, impressed, 60; 
had land in Suncook, 419. 
Elisha, land granted to, 326. 
Elisha Jr., land granted to, 326. 
Isaac, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Joseph, signed petition of Gor- 

hamtown, 211. 
Nathan, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Nathaniel, land granted to, 327, 

419; heir of Benjamin, 419. 

Capt. Peter, petitioned for land, 

244, 249, 835; land granted to, 

249; desired further time, 446. 

Peter Jr., petitioned for land, 

247; land granted to, 252. 
Robt., petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 252. 
Simeon, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Stephen, agreed to petition of 

Machias, 433. 
Thomas, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187. 
Parsons, Isaac, signed petition of 
New Gloucester, 255. 
Jona., 296. 

Joseph, land granted to, 252. 
Samuel, signed petition of New 

Gloucester, 2f>.->. 
see also Persons. 

Partridge, Col. , member of 

General Court, 434. 
Calvin, land granted to, 259. 
Passadontoag, 342. 
Passama<i'ioddv, 299, 342, 391. 
Hay, 886, 300, 391. 
Indians, 342, 343, 315, 365, 370, 
372. 



Passamaquoddy, continued. 
Island, 301, 302. 
River, 244, 248, 370, 390. 
Patents of, Alexander, Sir William, 
256; Beauchamp and Leverett, 
256, 265, 266, 267. 
Paterson, James, family and house 

of, 455. 
Pattee, Ezekiel, discovered In- 
dians, 66, 67. 
Patten, Ilans, signed petition of 
Wells, 222. 
James, signed petition of Bidde- 

ford, 279. 
Mathew, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Robert, petitioned for land, 247; 
land granted to, 252. 

Patterson, Capt. , 6. 

James, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251; signed 

petition of Pownalborough, 

430. 

Robert, signed petition of Bid- 

deford, 279. 
Robert Jr., signed petition of 
Biddeford, 279. 
Patucket Falls, 393. 
Paul, Samuel, signed petition of 
New Gloucester, 255; land 
granted to, 324. 
Pausegusawackeag River, 155. 
Peabody, Bradford, petitioned for 

land, 181. 
Peace of Utrecht, 395. 
Pearl, Simon, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 443. 
Pearson, Capt. Moses, justice of 
the peace, 77; agent for Town- 
ship No. Seven, 212; petition 
of, 101. 
Pearsontown, soldiers needed at, 
35; home of John Clark, 78; 
limit of scouts' range, 118; in 
Cumberland County, 216; pe- 
tition of, 85, 87. 

Pebble, Col. , in expedition to 

Crown Point, 50. 
Pechin, Frederick, family and 
house of, 455. 
Jean George, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 430. 
Pecker, James, petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 
James Jr., petitioned for land, 

247; land granted to, 251. 
Jeremiah, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 249. 
Peerco, Ephraim, petitioned for 
land, 246. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Peirce, the Rev. Thomas, of Pow- 
nalborough, 287, 288, 289. 294, 

295, 296, 402, 403, 409, 410, 437, 
438. 

see also Pierce. 
Pejepscot, 217, 218. 

Claim, 217. 
Pell, John, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
Pemaquid, 84, 85, 120, 218, 415. 

Point, 415. 
Pembrook, 180, 226. 
Penny Tax, the, 42. 
Penobscot, 131, 132, 149, 155, 168, 
169, 170, 177, 181, 184, 188, 189, 
199, 272, 297, 298, 299, 302, 343, 
386, 391, 434. 
Bay, 119, 151, 180, 226, 242, 266, 

321, 361, 383, 385, 391. 
Expedition, 184. 

Indians, 2, 4, 20, 56, 120, 143, 207, 
294, 297, 342, 343, 345, 365, 368, 
370, 372, 404, 443, 445. 
River, 20, 76, 150, 168, 169, 180, 
226, 248, 253, 256, 257, 258, 260, 
262, 265, 266, 267, 271, 272, 273, 

296, 298, 300, 301, 308, 310, 311, 
313, 330, 347, 361, 366, 367, 370, 
383, 885, 891, 404, 445, 446. 

Mouth of the, 266. 
Pentagoet, 168. 
Peoples, Charles, land granted to, 

328. 
Pepperell, Sir William, letters of, 

23, 51, 52., 59, 91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 

108, 109; mentioned, 39, 40, 50, 

58, 59, 60, 70, 84, 86, 88, 89, 91, 

92, 99, 100, 107, 119, 241. 
Perham, Samuel, family and house 

of, 449. 
Perkins, Capt. Thomas, 60. 
Permit for Benj. Torrey to ship, 

286. 
Perryman, James, an original 

grantee of New Marblehead, 

161. 
Persons, Joseph, petitioned for 

land, 247. 
see also Parsons. 
Petee, see Pattee. 
Peter, John, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 187. 
Petitions, for Townships, 231, 242, 

243, 247. 
of Adams, Samuel, 233, 241. 
of Apthorp, Chas., and others, 

127. 
of Bezune, John and Margret, 

398. 
of Booth Bay, 424, 425, 426, 440. 



Petitions, continued. 
of Broad Bay, 102. 
of Brown, H. Y., 426, 427. 
of Brunswick, 29. 
of Butler, David, 110. 
of Carter, Robert, 200. 
of Cox Hall, the Proprietors of, 
410. 

of Curtis, Rain, and others, 190. 
of Cushing, Ezekiel, and others, 

376. 
of Cutt, Richard, 98. 
of Cutt, Richard Jr., 214. 
of Falmouth, 78. 
of Falmouth Second Parish, 170, 

174. 
of Fishermen, 156. 
of Frankfort, 185. 
of Freetown, 441. 
of Gerrish, Timothy, 98. 
of Gorhamtown, 191, 209, 210, 

211, 303, 305, 404. 
of Harpswell, 223. 
of Hatch, Martha, 110. 
of Heirs of Jordan, Robert, 280. 
of Kennebec, 359. 
of Kennebec Proprietors, 352. 
of King, Richard, 286. 
of Lebanon, 103. 
of Marsh, David, and others, 

243, 247, 249. 
of Merriconeag, 41. 
of Merritt, William, 131. 
of Narragansett No. One, 379. 
of Nequassett, 165. 
of New Castle, 80. 
of New Gloucester, 31. 
of New Marblehead, 144, 215, 

228. 
of Pearson, Capt. Moses, 101. 
of Pearsontown, 85. 
of Phillipstown, 26. 
of Pownalborough, 427. 
of Scarborough, 235, 401. 
of Thorndike, Ebenezer, and 

others, 242. 
of Townsend, 334. 
of Townships Nos. Four, Five 

and Six, 413, 414. 
of Township, No. Seven, 209, 

211. 
of Twichel, Moses, and others, 

224. 
of Wadsworth, Wait and others, 

179, 181, 225. 
of Webber, Joseph, and others, 

277. 
of Wells, 220. 
of Westgatt, T., and others, 815. 



INDEX 



505 



Pettangal, "1 Benja., petitioned for 
Pettingall, / land, 244; land grant- 
ed to, 250. 

David, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 
Philadelphia, 134. 
Philbrook, Job, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 360. 

Jona., signed petition of Kenne- 
bec, 360. 
Phillips, Blany, petitioned for 
land, 181, 226; land granted 
to, 259. 

Blany Jr., petitioned for land, 
180; land granted to, 259. 

Gore, 217. 

John, petitioned for land, 180; 
land granted to, 259. 
Phillipstown, situation of, 26,27; 
desired to be incorporated, 
27, 28; non-resident proprie- 
tors to be notified, 28, 29; 
limit of scouts' range, 118; 
needed protection, 128; bills 
for professional services at, 
227, 228; two soldiers ill at, 
227, 228; bill for nursing at, 
228; land in, divided in 1730, 
233, 239; no plan of the divi- 
sion can be found in 1761, 234; 
petition that the early division 
be declared null and void, 234, 
239; petition granted, 234, 
240; notice of bill to be pub- 
lished 240; notices given to 
proprietors, 242; petition of, 
26. 
Phinney, Edmund, signed petition 
of Gorhamtown, 192. 

John, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 192, 209, 210, 216, 
307. 

John Jr., signed petition of Gor- 
liamtown, 307. 

Stephen, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 192. 
Phippa Canada, in Cumberland 
County, 217. 

Point, ICG, 178. 

Lieut.-Gov. Spencer, letters of, 
8, 88, 44 45; messages of, 2, 4, 
5, 12; speech of, 2; mentioned, 
!. 1. 5, 7, 8, 9,11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 
22, 2'.). 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 
84, 85, 86, 37, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 
211. 

Sir William, 20K, 209, 800, 302. 
Phippstrarg, formerly a part of 
Georgetown, 220. 



Physicians to be sent to Phillips- 
town, 227. 
Pierce, George, family and house 
of, 457. 
John, family and house of, 452. 
see also Peirce. 
Pierson, see Pearson. 
Pigot, George, 228. 
Pillsbury, Benja., petitioned for 
land, 244; land granted to, 250. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 250. 
Pinkham, Ichabod, signed petition 
of Townsend, 334. 
Soln., signed petition of Booth- 
bay, 441. 
Trustram, desired confirmrtion 
of land title, 316. 
Piscataqua, 112, 353, 385. 
Pitt, William, 117, 134, 189, 206. 
Pitts, James, 131, 234, 379. 
Pittston, in Lincoln County, 218. 
Place, Nicodemus, family and 

house of, 451. 
Pleasant Point, 19, 24. 
Plinkinton, Joseph, objected to 
the incorporation of Gorham- 
town, 305. 
Plumer, ) Aaron Jr., land grant- 
Plummer, ( ed to, 327. 

John, family and house of, 449 
Kelly, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
Moses, signed letter for Scar- 
borough, 296; land granted to, 
327, 328. 
Moses Jr., land granted to, 327. 
Samson, signed the petition of 

Scarborough, 237. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 245; 

land granted to, 249. 
William, signed letter of Scar- 
borough, 296; land granted to, 
326. 
Plymouth, Claim, 220. 

Company, 166, 178, 349, 350. 
County, 226. 
England, 352. 
England Council, 352. 
Mass., 37!); .see also New Plym- 
outh. 
Patent, 219, 354, 355. 
Plympton, 180. 226. 
Pochard, j Abraham, or Abram, 
Pouchard, ) signed petition of 
Frankfort, 187; signed petition 
of I'ownalborough, 430; family 
ami house of, 455. 
George, family and house of, 465. 
John, family and house of, rid. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Pochard, continued. 

Jorge, signed petition of Pow- 

nalborough, 429. 
Peter, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 430. 

Pochin, John George, family and 
house of, 466. 

Poland, 217. 

Politics cause difficulties in gov- 
ernment, 387; religious divi- 
sions subservient to, 887. 

Pomeroy, Benja., family and 
house of, 452. 
Benja. Jr., family and house of, 
452. 

Pond Town, in Lincoln County, 
218. 

Poor, Daniel, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 250. 
Daniel Jr., petitioned for land, 

244; land granted to, 250. 
Jonathan, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 250. 

Pork, 286. 

Pornopscott, see Penobscot. 

Porter, Ebenezer, petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 261. 
The, agent, 423. 

Portland, Falmouth Neck, 216. 

Port Royal, 299, 300, 302. 

Portsmouth, N. H., 202, 331. 

Portugal, a ship from, 63. 

Powel, Jer., land granted to, 323, 
327 
Oapt. Jeremiah, 69, 254, 255, 269. 
Col. Jeremy, member of the 

General Court, 400, 427, 430. 
Jer. 2nd, land granted to, 323, 

327. 
Jer. 3rd, land granted to, 323, 
327. 

Pownall, in Cumberland County, 
217. 
John, letter to, 361. 
Gov. Thomas, letters of, 88, 89, 
90, 99, 134, 140, 152, 153, 189; 
messages of, 113, 121, 122, 123, 
147, 149, 169, 182, 206; speeches 
of, 140, 168, 176, 198; men- 
tioned, 78, 79, 85, 88, 92, 98, 
96, 97, 98, 101, 103, 107, 108, 
110, 111, 117, 121, 124, 127, 131, 
133, 144, 150, 156, 158, 165, 173, 
174, 179, 181, 182, 185, 190, 191, 
200, 203, 209, 211, 297, 302, 812, 
313. 

Pownalborough, 219, 349, 353, 354, 
355, 360, 361, 372, 373, 374, 375, 
376, 428, 430, 440, 441, 442, 448, 
453, 454, 457; answer to peti- 



Pownalborough, continued. 

tion of Adam Carson, 372; pe- 
tition of, 427; return and true 
representation of, 448, 453, 454, 
457. 
Preble, Abraham, signed petition 
of Kennebec, 278; family and 
house of, 449. 
Abraham Jr., signed petition of 

Kennebec, 278. 
Benjamin, petitioned for land, 

232; land granted to, 324. 
Gen. Jedediah, in expedition to 
Crown Point, 50; letter to, 153; 
reported that the Indians de- 
sired peace, 207; to send an 
Indian deputation to Boston, 
208 ; Bernard had not conferred 
with, 293; letter of, 205. 
Jonathan, signed petition of 

Kennebec Purchasers, 278. 
Nathaniel, petitioned for land, 
232, 324. 
Prerer, Ephraim, land granted to, 

252. 
Presbytery, the, 287, 289, 290, 295, 

296, 402, 409, 437. 
Presbyterians, 288, 295, 366, 435, 

436, 437. 
Prescott, Benjamin, land granted 
to, 419. 
Charles, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
James, land granted to, 419. 
Presumpscot, 169. 

River, 155, 285, 377, 378. 
Priests, 365, 368, 369, 370, 372. 
Prince, John, signed petition of 
New Gloucester, 255. 
Jno., petitioned for land, 247; 
land granted to, 252. 
Prior, Benjamin Jr., petitioned for 
land, 181; land granted to, 259. 
Eliphaz, petitioned for land, 180; 

land granted to, 259. 
Silvanus, petitioned for land, 
180; land granted to, 259. 
Prisoners, see Captives. 
Prout, Eben, signed petition of 
Scarborough, 403. 
Jos., signed petitions of Scar- 
borough, 296, 403. 
Timothy, signed petitions of 
Scarborough, 296, 403. 
Prout's Cove, 217. 
Provinces, Bernard proposed to 
erect new, 383, 384, 385, 386, 
387. 
Puente River, 842. 



INI (EX- 



SOT 



Pumorey, John, detained beyond 
term of enlistment, 148. 

Purpey, Nathaniel, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 250. 
see also Burpey. 

Putnam, in Lincoln County, 220. 

Q 

Quakers, called Opinionists, 42, 

43; exempt from ecclesiastical 

tax, 436. 
Quantabagook Pond, 838. 
Quebec, 21, 50, 95, 182, 133, 13G, 

184, 189, 190, 205, 275, 299, 340, 

379, 383, 390. 



K 



B 



R 



— , Andrew, 6igned petition 

of Boothbay, 441. 

— , Mathew, town clerk of 

Boothbay, 103. 
Piadman, John, signed petition of 

Scarborough, 443. 
Ramsey, Hugh, petitioned for land, 

240. 
Randell, Stephen, signed petition 

of Falmouth, 172; land granted 

to, 326. 
Rangers, see under Soldiers. 
Rankens, Joseph, signed petition 

ot Lebanon, 106. 
Ray, Wm., land granted to, 327. 
Raymond, in Cumberland County, 
" 217. 
Capt. William, land granted to, 

422. 
Rayniondstown, in Cumberland 

County, 217. 
Read, see under Reed. 
Readfield in Lincoln County, 217. 
Reaymand, Elnathan, signed peti- 
tion of Kennebec, 278. 
Records of Biddeford Town Meet- 
ing. 271; of land lost, 234, 535; 

of North Yarmouth, 68. 

Reed, 1 , signed petition 

Road, I Boothbay, 441. 

2nd, signed petition 

Boothbay, 441. 
Andrew, signed petition 

Townsend, 3:54; signed 

petition <>f Boothbay, 425. 

David, signed petition of Booth- 
bay, 4lT>, 111. 

.John, signed petition of Booth- 
bay, 426. 

Jona., Family and house of, 455. 

Joseph, signed petition of 



of 



of 



Of 

the 



Reed, continued. 

Townsend, 334; signed peti- 
tion of Boothbay, 425. 
Paul, signed petition of Towns- 
end, 334; signed petition of 
Boothbay, 425. 
Richard, an original grantee of 

New Marblehead, 161. 
Robert, signed petition of Pow- 

nalborough, 429. 
Samuel, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 430; family and 
honse of, 456. 
Thomas, signed the petitions of 
Boothbay, 425, 441. 

Reedstown, in Lincoln County, 
219. 

Registrar of Cumberland County, 
236, 237, 238. 

Religious divisions subserviant to 
politics, 387. 

Renley, Capt. Matths., letter of, 
26. 

Remmick, David, petitioned for 
land, 244; land granted to, 249. 

Remuneration of ministers, 290; 
of surveyors, 235. 

Reports concerning the eastern 
boundaries, 256; on Marsh's 
petition, 272; on New Marble- 
head petitions, 116, 159, 161, 
173; on Curtis' petition, 111; 
on Tompson's petition, 435. 

Republican government, a bad 
policy to establish it in the 
British dominions, 387. 

Republics, Connecticut and Rhode 
Island, so called, 387. 

Request of Woolwich, 337. 

Resolves relating to townships, 
266; to survey lands for the 
soldiers, 320; on petition of 
Otis, 418. 

Return and Representation of 
Pownalborough, 448, 453, 454, 
457. 

Rhode Island, 134, 384, 387, 894. 

Rice, in cargo for Scarborough, 
286. 
Thomas, to issue warrant for 
town meeting, 415; a select- 
man of Pownalborough, 453, 
457. 

Rich, Samuel, signed petition of 
Machias, 433. 

Richards, Dodeford, signed peti- 
tion of Frankfort, I 18. 
Bumphery, signed petition of 
Falmouth, 17'J. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Richards, continued. 
James, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 443. 
Richardson, James, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 252. 

Riggs, W , signed petition of 

Gorhamtown, 211. 
King, Joseph, signed petition of 
Scarborough, 403. 
Josiah, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237. 
River St. Lawrence, 40, 235, 250. 
Roads, those of the county and 
the town the same in North 
Yarmouth, 43; the water as a 
highway, 43, 73, 7G; Merri- 
coneag and North Yarmouth 
to share the burden of, 68; 
Merriconeag remiss in sup- 
porting, 72; in North Yar- 
mouth, very changeable, 74; 
new ones opened in North 
Yarmouth, 74; neglected in 
Gorhamtown, 192; built for 
horses, 891; from Boston to 
Fort Pownall, 391. 
see also Highways. 
Roaf, Samuel, signed petition of 

Narragansett, 380. 
Robbins, Benjamin, petitioned for 
land, 242; land granted to, 262, 
323. 
Benjaniin 2nd, land granted to, 
262. 
Roberts, Ebenr., land granted to, 
328. 
Ebenr. Jr., land granted to, 328. 
George, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 376. 
Job, signed petition of Narra- 
gansett, 380. 
Robie, Samuel, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 250. 
Robinson, Apollos, land granted 
to, 828. 
Ebenr., land granted to, 327. 
Hans, 338, 340. 

John, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 876. 
John Jr., signed petition for 
land, 243; land granted to, 262, 
323, 327. 
Joshua, land granted to, 328. 
Rochester, Maine, 104. 
Rock Weed, as food for Captives, 

132. 
Rockomehook, 46. 

Rogers, Maj. , in expedition 

to Crown Point, 50. 



Rogers, continued. 
the Rev. John, of Kittery, 171, 

202. 
Oapt. Robert, a gratuity for, 15. 
Rolf, Nathaniel, petitioned for 

land, 244; land granted to, 249. 
Rolings, Nathaniel, signed peti- 
tion of New Castle, 81. 
Ropes, Nathl., member of the 

council, 294. 
Ross, Alexander, Esq., to issue a 

warrant for town-meetiug, 

292, 298. 
Roundey, John, petitioned for 

land, 243; land granted to, 

262, 323. 
Rounds, Joseph, objected to the 

incorporation of Gorhamtown, 

305. 
Rous, Capt. John, master of the 

" Success," 48, 49. 
Row, Jonathan, signed the petition 

of New Gloucester, 265. 
Roxbury, 62. 
Royal, Eliab, signed the petition 

of New Gloucester, 255. 
Royal's River, 74. 
Royalsboro, in Cumberland Coun- 
ty, 217. 
Ruggles, Col. Timothy, letters of, 

92. 93, 94, 95; mentioned, 91, 

96, 97, 282, 283, 284, 292, 293, 

294, 305, 308, 321, 322, 330, 332, 

333, 356, 357. 
Rumford, in Cumberland County, 

217. 
Rundlet, Nathaniel, signed the 

petition of Frankfort, 187; 

family and house of, 451. 
Russel, Joseph, petitioned for 

land, 181 ; land granted to, 259. 



S , John, signed the petition 

of Pownalborough, 430. 

S , Michall, signed the petition 

of Frankfort, 187; signed the 
petition of Pownalborough, 
429. 
Sabago, see Sebago. 
Saco, 119. 
Falls, 15. 
River, 46, 271, 272, 278, 281, 282, 

406, 420, 421, 423, 426, 447. 
Truck House, 118. 
Sagadahoc, 264, 296, 299, 300, 301, 
322, 323, 335, 336, 385, 886, 390, 
445. 
River, 165, 178, 268, 322, 336. 



INDEX 



509 



St. Castine, Jean Vincent de, mar- 
ried an Indian squaw, 298; 
joined a raid as an Indian chief, 
302; his daughter a prisoner, 
and his lands in the possession 
of the English, 302; took oath 
of allegiance to King William, 
302. 

St. Clair, Sir John, 88, 89, 96. 

St. Croix, 312, 386. 
Bay, 346, 386, 390. 
River, 244, 248, 253, 256, 258, 260, 
262, 265, 266, 269, 272, 296, 300, 
301, 313, 346, 883, 386, 390, 391, 
395, 446. 

St. Georges, soldiers at dismissed, 
14; Indian depredations at, 
17, 24, 65; soldiers needed at, 
IS; mills near, 24; Indians 
came to treat at, 56, 64; skir- 
mish near, 65; limit of scouts' 
range, 119, 155; the fort at can 
be demolished, 120; a frontier 
town, 129; Wm. Marrett at, 
131; the Indians prepared to 
attack, 132; Indians retreated 
from, 132; an attack medi- 
tated, 143; attack unsuccess- 
ful. 143; Indians with flag at, 
150; whaleboats to be detained 
at, 156; Cushing a partof, 218, 
220; Gardinerstown a part of, 
218; mentioned, 24, 48, 152. 

St. Georges River, 151, 391. 
P]ast Branch, 156. 
West Branch, 155. 

St. Johns, 120, 132, 190, 199. 
Indians, 20, 56, 57, 120, 143, 190, 

342. 
River, 20, 57, 150, 189, 385. 

Salem, 424. 

Salmon Falls River, 331, 332. 

Saltonstall, Richard, of the Gen- 
en 1 Court, 269, 427; a town- 
ship granted to, 406, 407. 

Sampson, "I Amos, land granted to, 

Samson, / 259. 

Paul, petitioned for land, 180; 
land granted to, 259. 

Sanborn, Enoch, in the expedition 
i" Louisbonrg, 50. 

Sandiford, Daniel, his heirs pro- 
prieton at Cox Hall, 411, 412. 

Sands, Ephraim, signed petition 
<.f Narragansett, 380. 

Sandy Point, 243. 
River, 220. 
River, Low er, 219. 
River, No. One, 219. 220. 
River, \". Three, 219. 



Saratoga, 93. 
Saunders, Admiral, 50. 

Capt. Thomas, arriving with 
supplies, 25. 
Savage, Daniel, signed petition of 
Nequassett, 167. 

Edward, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 

Isaac, signed petition of Nequas- 
sett, 167. 

James, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 167. 
Savages, see under Indians. 
Saward, Capt. James, in Canadian 

expedition, 50. 
Saw Mills, 31, 874. 

see also under Mills. 

Sawyer, , signed petition for 

Wells, 222. 

, signed petition for Gor- 

hamtown, 307. 

Daniel, land granted to, 328. 

David, signed petition for Gor- 
hamtown, 307. 

Ebenr., land granted to, 327. 

Jabez, land granted to, 328. 

Jacob Jr., land granted to, 326. 

James, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 249. 

John, signed the petition for 
Gorhamtown, 192, 807. 

Jona., land granted to, 328. 

Joseph, signed petition for Fal- 
mouth, 172; collector at Fal- 
mouth, 176; sued for false 
imprisonment, 196. 

Joshua, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 249. 

Josiah, land granted to, 327. 
Sayer, Edmond, petitioned for 
land, 244; land granted to, 250. 

Jacob, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 250. 

Joseph, petitioned for land, 244; 
land granted to, 250. 

Dr. Joseph, member of the Gen- 
eral Court, 193, 231, 255. 

William, signed the petition of 
Wells, 222. 

Sayward, Mr. , member of the 

General Court, 427. 

James, petitioned for land, 232; 
land granted to, 324. 

Jona., loading a sloop at Cheg- 
necto, 127. 
Scales, Thus., clerk of first parish 

of North Yarmouth, 69. 
Scalps, recovered, 65; the English 
took those of the Indians, 77. 



86 



510 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Scammon, Samuel, signed the 
petition of Biddeford, 279. 

Scarborough, vessels at, 52; a 
boundary of Gorhamtown, 
102, 377, 378; in Cumberland 
County, 216; Freeman desired 
to be county registrar, 235, 
286; irregular proceedings at, 
236, 238; citizens of Falmouth 
in tbe town-meeting of, 236; 
appealed to the General Court 
that the election be set aside, 
236; the election set aside, 
237; a new election to be made, 
237; Freeman to act till new 
registrar is elected, 237, 238, 
239; voted to settle Whitney 
as a minister, 241; voted to 
settle Foxcroft, 241; Robert 
Jordan a land holder at, 280, 
283; a cargo bound for, 286; 
trouble over the settling of the 
Rev. Thomas Peirce, 287, 288, 
289, 290, 294, 295, 403, 408, 409, 
410; the second parish object- 
ed to be set off, 288; the second 
parish wished to vote in first 
parish, 289; concurrence in 
settling Peirce, 290; most of 
the people were Presbyterians, 
295; put to extra expense, 295; 
minister needed at, 401, 402; 
the second parish desired to 
be put back to the first, 402, 
403, 407, 408, 409, 437, 438; a 
boundary of Falmouth, 417. 
see also Cape Elizabeth. 
Meeting House, 437, 438. 

Schools, at North Yarmouth, 72; 
none at Lebanon, 104; fund 
for, at Merriconeag, 109, 110; 
none at New Marblehead, 145; 
taxes to be levied to support, 
173; at Frankfort, 186; none 
at Gorhamtown, 192, 211, 306; 
land set apart for the use of, 
253; must be maintained in 
every township, 258, 261, 263, 
329, 407, 419, 420, 421, 423. 

Schooner, one arrived with flag of 
truce, 61. 
see under Vessels. 

Schuyler, Samuel, signed petition 
of Frankfort, 187. 

Scott, James, signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429. 
John, signed petition of Ma- 

chias, 432. 
Sivanus, in expedition to Ken- 
nebec, 50. 



Scouts, see under Soldiers. 

Seabury, Barnabas, town clerk of 
North Yarmouth, 68. 

Seavey, Nathaniel, signed the peti- 
tion of Scarborough, 237. 

Sebago Pond, 22, 31, 101, 285. 

Sebascodegin Island, the Great, 
112. 
the Little, same as Shapleigh's 
Island, 112; within the limit 
of Merriconeag, 112. 

Sebestocook River, 155, 390. 

Sebins, Jerh., land granted to, 326. 

Second Regiment, 51. 

Sedgley, Robert, signed petition 
of Kennebec, 278. 

Separates, 437. 

Sergeant, Joseph, action brought 
against, 357, 358. 
Samuel, land granted to, 328. 

Sessions, Joseph, desired confirm- 
ation of land title, 316. 

Sevey, George, signed petition of 
Machias, 432. 
John, family and house of, 450. 
Joseph, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 432. 
Michael, selectman of Pownal- 
borough, 376, 453, 457; family 
and house of, 453. 
William, family and house of, 
451. 

Sewall, Dummer, petitioned for 
land, 232; land granted to, 324. 

Shad, for bait, 156. 

Shannon, John, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 360. 

Shapleigh's Island, same as Little 
Sebascodegin, 112. 

Sharer, James, an original grantee 
of New Marblehead, 161. 

Sharp, Philip, 335. 

Shaw, Francis, land granted to, 
324. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 232; 
land granted to, 324. 

Shearman, see Sherman. 

Sheepscot, 118, 218, 356, 358. 
River, 80, 118, 186, 187, 204, 331, 

381, 382, 383, 428. 
Oven's Mouth, the, 881. 

Sheffield, 92. 

Shepardsfield, in Cumberland 
County, 217. 

Sherman, \ Eleaser, signed the 

Shearman, J petition of Frankfort, 
443. 
George, signed the petition of 
Boothbay, 441. 



INDEX 



511 



Ship-building, at Cobbaseconte, 

374; at Falmouth, 385. 
Ships, see Vessels. 
Shire Town, a desire that Pownal- 
borough be erected to be a, 
440, 442. 
Shirley, Gov. William, messages 
of, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 37,38,39; 
mentioned, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 
23, 25, 26, 32, 40, 41, 124, 126, 
393. 
Shoanes, Joshua, land granted to, 

259. 
Shute, Benjamin, signed petition 

of Kennebec, 278. 
Sidney, in Lincoln County, 219. 
Signatures, see Marks. 
Silver, 368, 

Silvester, Adam, petitioned for 

land, 243; land granted to, 262. 

David, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262; family 

and house of, 451. 

Joseph, land granted to, 421. 

Joshua, family and house of, 451. 

Joshua Jr., petitioned for land, 

243; land granted to, 202. 
Nathl., petitioned for land, 181; 

land granted to, 259. 
Samuel, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262; family 
and house of, 451. 
Samuel Jr., land granted to, 262; 
family and house of, 451. 
Siminton, Andrew, land granted 
to, 326, 327. 
Andrew Jr., land granted to, 326. 
John, land granted to, 327. 
Jonathan, land granted to, 327. 
Theos., land granted to, 327. 
Walter Jr., land granted to, 327. 
Wil., land granted to, 327, 328. 
Wm. Jr., land granted to, 327. 
Simmons, Jedediah, petitioned for 
land, 181; land granted to, 259. 
Ificah, petitioned for land, 180; 

land granted to, 259. 

Nathl., petitioned for land, 180; 

land granted to, 259. 

Simonds, .James, petitioned for 

land, 245; land granted to, 250. 

Simonson, Andrew, land granted 

to, 262. 
Simonton, Andrew, petitioned for 
land, 213; land y rant ed to, 323. 
William, a minister installed in 
his orchard, 171, 104. 

Simpson, | H^nry, petitioned for 
Simson, I land, 233; laud granted 
Sympgon, j to, 324. 



Simpson, continued. 

Joshua, petitioned for land, 232; 
land granted to, 324. 

Josiah, land granted to, 324. 

Samuel Jr., land granted to, 324. 

Webster, petitioned for land, 
232; land granted to, 324. 
Skilling, Benjamin, selectman, 
signed petition of Gorham- 
town, 307, 405. 

Josiah, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 
Skinner, Fra., a witness, 444. 
Skolfield, Thos., selectman of 

Brunswick, 30. 
Slavery, the condition of affairs 
in Gorhamtown equal to, 303. 
Sloman, Simon, signed petition of 

Nequassett, 167. 
Sloops, see under Vessels. 
Slorow, David, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Small, Benja., land granted to, 328. 

Danl., land granted to, 327. 

Edward, land granted to, 326. 

Edward Jr., land granted to, 827. 

Elisha, land granted to, 327. 

Isaac, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; land granted to, 
327. 

James, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 

Job, land granted to, 328. 

John, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; land granted to, 
327; signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 429; family and 
house of, 457. 

John Jr., signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; land granted to, 
327. 

Joshua, one of the Scarborough 
committee, 296; signed Scar- 
borough petition, 403, 410. 

Samuel, town clerk, 236; signed 
petitions of Scarborough, 237, 
290, 410. 

Small pox, among the Indians, 
20; at Phillipstown, 226, 227; 
hill of Dr. Cutt, 227, 228. 
Smart, John, desired confirmation 

of land titles, 816. 
Sinethurst, Joseph, an original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 
Smith, Asa, signed potition of Pow- 
nalborongn, 129; family and 
hmise of, 449. 

Ebenezer, signed petition of 
Nequassett, 167; petitioned for 



512 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Smith, continued. 

land, 233; land granted to, 
326; signed petition for Booth- 
bay, 425. 

Capt. Gideon, master of the 
"Thankful", 403; licensed to 
trade with Indians, 403, 404; 
conditions of the license, 404. 

Capt. John, backward, 16; 
would like to ascend the Am- 
oscoggin, 35; to dismiss part 
of his troops, 45. 

Jonathan, signed petition of 
fishermen, 157. 

Lemuel, signed petition of Scar- 
borough, 237; petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 
262, 323. 

Nathan, a proprietor of Cox 
Hall, 411. 

Roger, family and house of, 451. 

Timothy, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 
Smithfield, in Lincoln County, 

219. 
Snelling, Josiah, petitioned for 
land, 247; land granted to, 
252. 
Snow, Isaac, selectman of Bruns- 
wick, 30; petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 249. 

John, to collect taxes in Harps- 
well, 224. 
Snows, see Vessels. 
Society for Propagating the 

Gospel, 366, 367. 
Soldiers, including Army, Scouts, 
Troops, etc., new levies sent 
against the French and In- 
dians, 3, 206, 207; to convey 
stores, 3, 4, 9, 10; Goodwin 
desired to join those sent up 
the Kennebec, 5, 9; two march- 
ing companies in pay, 6, 7; 
those at Fort Halifax desired 
to be discharged, 11, 12, 13; 
a remedy for those who are 
uneasy, 11, 12, 13; under Good- 
win to be disbanded, 13; not 
to be discharged if they are 
guarding provisions, 13; under 
Lane to be dismissed, 13; dis- 
missed at Falmouth and St. 
Georges, 14; in need at Fort 
Richmond, 16; needed at St. 
Georges, 18; can not be spared 
to break up the French settle- 
ments, 21; bounties not re- 
ceived, 23, 84; enlisted for 
Crown Point, 23; to guard 



Soldiers, continued. 

Broad Bay, 24; Indians unsuc- 
cessfully pursued by, 24, 25; 
desired at Spear's Garrison, 
25, 30; to be sent to Bruns- 
wick, 30; those who served at 
New Gloucester to be paid, 
32; orders concerning the 
scouts, 33, 34; to ambush, 34; 
to fetch allowances, 35; de- 
sired to ascend the Amoscog- 
gin, 36, 37; those who should 
be discharged are detained, 
38; to go to the Indians 1 hunt- 
ing grounds, 44, 51; scouts to 
be discharged, 45; new enlist- 
ment of scouts, 46; enlistments 
are backward, 47; new ar- 
rangements of scouts, 51 ; Pep- 
perrell's idea concerning en- 
listments, 51; a guard desired 
to protect transports, 53; dish- 
ing desired to be reimbursed 
for supplies, 58, 54; Bangs de- 
sired the same for furnishing 
quarters, 54; Freeman desired 
the same for blankets, 54; 
would not leave for Boston till 
bounties were paid, 54, 55; 
Gushing and Nichols did not 
raise their allotted number, 
55, 56, 60; provisions needed 
for marching scouts, 59; in 
need of provisions at Louis- 
bourg, 61; need medicines, 67, 
142; not to be sent to New 
Castle, 80; needed at the same, 
80; those from the west have 
no motive to be vigilant, 81; 
shall Herrick's rangers be dis- 
missed, 82; refused to proceed 
further, 84; bounties not paid, 
84; those at Pemaquid desired 
their pay, 84, 85; reenforce- 
ments to be raised, 87; to be 
hastened forward, 88; a train 
of artillery to be formed, 89, 
90; troops sent west, 90, 91,95; 
waiting to know how to pro- 
ceed, 92, 93; should push for- 
ward, 93; to assist the army 
when attacked, 94; not to join 
in the new expeditions, 94; 
one company ordered back, 95 ; 
bread damaged, 96; regiments 
ordered to return, 96, 97; the 
militia may be dismissed, 97; 
reenforcements wanted, 99, 
100; horsemen ready but how 
shall they be paid, 99; the 



INDEX 



513 



Soldiers, continued. 

officers thanked, 100; none at 
Lebanon, 105; the militia 
should be the defense, 114; 
rangers wanted at Fort Ed- 
ward, 116; routes arranged for 
scouts, 118, 119; officers of the 
scouts, 119; the lesser parties 
of scouts to form larger par- 
ties, 119; more forts, less 
scouts, 120; blunders of Gen- 
eral Court, 121, 122, 123; the 
directions of the scouts belong 
to the government, 122, 123; 
the pay and subsistence of, 
123; PownalFs orders not ad- 
visable, 124; scouts refused to 
man the boats, 126; their zeal 
in the service of the king, 137; 
further provision should be 
considered, 141; some of those 
returning are in need, 142, 183; 
sent from the Castle to St. 
Georges, 143; uneasy at Fort 
Western, 143, 147, 148; the 
government broke faith with, 
147; should be dismissed and 
others enlisted, 147; pay and 
subsistence of lengthened, 153; 
scouts must be maintained, 
155; provisions sent to Cush- 
noc, 165; number needed for 
scouts, 155; no allowances 
made for gunner or interpreter 
among the scouts, 156; how 
to supply the latter, 157; levy 
raised, 168; Penobscot a ren- 
dezvous for scouts, 169; should 
be sent home by land, 169; 
supplies, service and pay of, 
176, 182, 183; dismissed at 
Brunswick, 177; dismissed at 
Pemaquid, 177; billeted on 
taverns, 183, 188; provision 
should be made for those re- 
turning, 183, 184, 185; left at 
Quebec, 184; provision should 
be made for those holding 
forts, 185, 199; the defenders 
of Madamcook not paid, 200; 
Bcouting near Fort Pownall, 
206; to resist the French, 208; 
carried the small pox to Phil- 
lipstown, 227; two ill of the 
same, 227, 228; petitioned for 
land, 233, 242; to accompany 
a surveying party, 285; remun- 
eration of the same, 286; those 
detained in the garrisons 
should havo a larger reinuner- 



Soldiers, continued. 

ation, 274, 275; desired con- 
firmation of land titles, 315, 
316, 321; to be assembled, 317; 
the provincials to join the reg- 
ulars, 317; the number needed, 
318, 319; their lands to be sur- 
veyed, 820, 321; townships 
granted to, 418, 420, 421. 

Soper, Daniel, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 360. 
Seth, signed petition of Pownal- 
borough, 430. 

Soule, Ebenezer, petitioned for 
land, 181; land granted to, 259. 
Jed., land granted to, 326. 
Micah, petitioned for land, 181; 
land granted to, 259. 

South Carolina, 208. 

Southack, Capt. Cyprian, map of, 
299. 

Souther, Capt. , 131. 

Samuel, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 

Southworth, Constant, petitioned 
for land, 181; land granted to, 
260. 

Spalding, |Mrs. , widow, 

Spaulding, J family and house of, 
457. 
Daniel, petitioned for land, 246; 

land granted to, 251. 
John, signed petition of Pow- 

nalborough, 429. 
Willard, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 429. 

Sparhawk, Col. Nathaniel, 44, 173, 
193, 241, 269, 427. 

Spear, Robert, garrison-house of, 
25, 30. 

Spearin, John, family and house 
of, 457. 

Speeches of, Bernard, Gov. Fran- 
cis, 317. 
Phips, Lieut. Gov. Spencer, 2. 
Pownall, Gov. Thomas, 140, 168, 
176, 198. 

Spencer, Isaac, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 278. 
Moses, signed petition of Ken- 
nebec, 278. 

Spofford, Nathaniel, family and 
house of, 451. 

Spooner, Mr. , member of the 

General Court, 481. 

Spraguo, Abiel, signed petition of 
Machias, 433. 
A hid Jr., signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 433. 
Jerah, land granted to, 326. 



514 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Sprague, continued. 

Jethro, petitioned for land, 180; 

land granted to, 259. 
Phineas, petitioned for land, 

181; land granted to, 2G0. 

William, petitioned for land, 

181 ; land granted to, 259. 

Springer, James, an action brought 

against, 354, 355, 356, 357. 

Jeremiah, desired confirmation 

of land title, 816. 
Joshua, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 
Springfield, 86, 90, 91, 96, 97, 99, 

107, 108. 
Spurwinck, in Cumberland Coun- 
ty, 216. 
Stacey, John, an original grantee of 
New Marblehead, 161. 
Samuel, an original grantee of 
New Marblehead, 161. 
Stain, John, family and house of, 
456. 
John Jr., signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429. 
Standish, in Cumberland County, 

216. 
Standwood, Saml., a selectman of 

Brunswick, 30. 
Stanfoare, Josiah Jr., signed the 

petition of Falmouth, 376. 
Stanford, Joseph, signed the peti- 
tion of Falmouth, 172. 
Joshua, petitioned for land, 180; 

land granted to, 259. 
Josiah, signed the petition of 

Falmouth, 172, 376. 
Josiah Jr., signed the petition 
of Falmouth, 172, 174; land 
granted to, 327. 
Rohert, signed the petition of 
Falmouth, 172, 876; petitioned 
for land, 181; land granted to, 
259. 
Stanley, Jos., signed the petition 

of Phillipstown, 28. 
Stanyan, John, signed the peti- 
tion of Phillipstown, 28. 
Staple, Eben, signed the petition 
of Phillipstown, 28. 
John, signed the petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 
Staples, Capt. Peter, 60. 
Starbord, Eliza, land granted to, 
328. 
Nathaniel, settled in New Mar- 
blehead, 162. 
Starks, in Lincoln County, 219. 
StarliDg, Joseph, signed petition 
of New Marblehead, 146. 



Stedman, Caleb, heir of Capt. John 

Gorham, 419. 
Stell, David, petitioned for land, 

246; land granted to, 251. 
Stenchfield, John, signed the peti- 
tion of New Gloucester, 255. 
John Jr., signed the petition of 
New Gloucester, 255. 
Stephens, Joseph, signed the peti- 
tion of Scarborough, 237. 
Sterling, in Lincoln County, 219. 
Joseph, settled at New Marble- 
head, 162, 164. 
Sterlington, in Lincoln County, 

218. 
Sterrat, Joseph, land granted to, 
326. 

Stevens, , action brought 

against, 221; suit settled, 221; 
the settlement of the suit will 
cause further trouble, 222. 

Capt. , a member of the 

General Court, 188. 
Aron, signed petition concern- 
ing a meeting house, 158. 
Benj., petitioned for land, 246; 
land granted to, 252; signed 
petition of Gorhamtown, 307. 
Jeremy, signed petition of Wells, 

222. 
John, settled at New Marble- 
head, 163, 165. 
John Jr., signed petition of New 
Marblehead, 146; settled at 
New Marblehead, 163, 165. 
Jonathan, land granted to, 252, 
Jonathan Jr., petitioned for 

land, 246. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Moses, signed petition of Wells, 
222; signed petition of New 
Gloucester, 255. 
Thomas, signed petition of Pear- 

sontown, 86. 
William, signed petition of New 
Gloucester, 255. 
Steven's River, 354. 
Stewart, James, signed the peti- 
tion of Frankfort, 187; family 
and house of, 450. 
Robert, petitioned for land, 246; 
land granted to, 251. 
Stickney, Capt. David, 23. 
Stifnn, "1 Michael, signed petition 
Stilfin, /of Frankfort, 187; family 

and house of, 455. 
Stillwater, 93. 

Stinson, John, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 252. 



USTDEX 



515 



Stinson, continued. 

Robert, signed petition of Ne- 

quassett, 167. 
Thomas, signed petition of Ne- 
quassett, 1G7. 
Stirling, Sir William Alexander, 

Earl of, 256, 276, 396. 

Stoddard, Samson, petitioned for 

land, 247; land granted to, 252. 

Stone, Archo., land granted to, 

326. 

Bengman, agreed to petition of 

Machias, 433. 
Daniel, signed petition of Ma- 
chias, 432; signed the same as 
guardian, 432. 
John, agreed to petition of Ma- 
chias, 432. 
John 2nd, signed the petition of 

Machias, 432. 
Solomon, agreed to petition of 
Machias, 432. 
Store-ships, captured, 136. 
Storer, John, signed petition of 
Wells, 222. 
John Jr., signed the petition of 

Wells, 222. 
Joseph, signed the petition of 
Wells, 222; to call a meeting 
of the heirs of Robert Jordan, 
284. 
Story, Neheniiah, signed petition 
of the lishermen, 157. 
William, signed the petition of 
Frankfort, 187. 
Stoughton, Lieut.-Gov. William, 

302. 
Stout, Christo, selectman of Fal- 
mouth, 79. 
Stover, Jonathan, desired the con- 
firmation of his land title, 316. 
Straits of Belle Isle, 403. 
Strong, in Lincoln County, 219. 
Stroudwater, name changed to 
W< stbrook, 217. 
River, 417. 
Strout, Anthony, signed petition 
Of Falmouth, 172. 
Christo, signed petition of Fal- 

Tiiouth, 172. 
Daniel, signed petition of Fal- 

month, 172. 
David, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; land granted to, 
827. 
George Jr., land granted to, 328. 
John, land granted to, .'J26. 
Joseph, land granted to, 326. 
Joshna, signed petition of Fal- 



Strout, continued. 

mouth, 174; land granted to, 
328. 
Thomas, petitioned for land, 

243; land granted to, 262. 
Wm,, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; land granted to, 
827. 

Stuart, Wentworth, objected to 
the incorporation of Gorham- 
town, 305. 

Suffolk County, 851, 856, 406. 

Sumner, in Cumberland County, 
217. 

Suncook, 419. 

Survey of the country, 236. 

Surveyors, the remuneration of, 
235; to explore the Passama- 
quoddy River, 370, 890. 

Surveys, of eastern country under 
Bernard's direction, 383, 390; 
beyond the St. Croix, 386, 390; 
routes to Quebec, 390; at Se- 
besticook, 390; line run to 
Georges River, 391; islands, 
391; sea coast, 391; inland 
lines, 391; of townships, 391; 
money needed to continue, 
391; a winter's work to copy, 
392; to be sent to England, 
392; see also under Boundaries. 

Swa, John, petitioned for land, 246. 

Swan Island, 187, 304. 

Swasey, Moses, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 250. 

Swaysey, Joseph, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 250. 

Sweet, Jonathan, signed petition 
of Phillipstown, 28; desired 
confirmation of land title, 316. 

Sylvester, in Cumberland County, 
217. 
Canada, 421. 
Joseph, grant to, 421. 



T 



T , signed petition of Booth- 
bay, 441. 

T , L., signed petition of 

Ilarpswell, 224. 

Taconnet, 7. 

Tarbox, signed petition for New 
Gloucester, 255. 

Tasker, John, letters of, 61, 62. 

Taverns, soldiers billeted on, 183. 

Taxes, Lebanon desired to tax 
unimproved lands, 105; in- 
creased because of the war, 
116, 137, 138; ruined trade. 



51 G 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Taxes, continued. 

134, 136; drove people from 
the province, 135; rates, 138; 
New Marblehead desired to 
tax non-resident land owners, 
14G; the land of the grantee 
should be taxed, 160; unjust 
to support an unpopular cler- 
gyman, 171; to be levied to 
build a meeting house, school 
house and hire minister and 
school master, 173; Nequas- 
sett to pay share with George- 
town, 179; Gorhamtown de- 
sired exemption from, 192, 
405; the same desired permis- 
sion to tax non-resident land 
owners, 192, 193; double at 
Cape Elizabeth, 198; on non- 
residents, 192, 211, 212; part 
of the second parish of Fal- 
mouth to pay to the first, 212; 
the proprietors of New Mar- 
blehead will support a minis- 
ter if they are not taxed, 215; 
for the minister at Harpswell, 
223, 224; to be apportioned in 
Biddeford, 271, 272; will be 
unjust in Gorhamtown, 303, 
306; trouble in Pownalborough 
concerning, 360, 361, 373, 375; 
poverty is no excuse for ex- 
emption from, 373; some other 
excuse than poverty, 373; 
Pownalborough cheerfully 
paid, 375; divided between 
Georgetown and New Castle, 
375; just in Pownalborough, 
375; Narragansett No. One 
unable to pay and desire relief, 
380; the same to be remitted, 
381; doubt about the legality 
of taxes at Cox Hall, 412; not 
to be levied to support any 
sect but the Congregational- 
ists, 436, 437, 438; some sects 
exempt, 436; Gorhamtown de- 
sired abatement of, 405; the 
same superseded from 1765, 
405. 
Taylor, Joseph, his family and 
house, 452. 
Wm., signed petitions of Kenne- 
bec, 356, 379. 

Tbr , Abraham, signed the 

petition of Scarborough, 237. 
Tebbets, 1 ~ . . . , 
Tebbut I Ben J amin > signed peti- 
Title' | tion of Lebanon, 105. 

Ebenezer, signed petition of 



Tebbets, continued. 
Lebanon, 106. 

Joseph, land granted to, 328. 

Nathl., signed petition of Towns- 
end, 334. 

Solomon, signed petition of Leb- 
anon, 106. 

William, signed petition of Leb- 
anon, 106. 
Temple, John, a Kennebec pro- 
prietor, 356, 357. 

W., a Kennebec proprietor, 356. 
Thacher, Benja., land granted to, 
326. 

Thayer, Capt. , member of the 

General Court, 294. 
Thomas, David, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 278. 

James, signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 442. 

Joshua, petitioned for land, 180. 
Thomastown, in Lincoln County, 

218. 
Thompson, Jesse, signed petition 
of Phillipstown, 28. 

John, signed petition of Phil- 
lipstown, 28. 

John Jr., signed petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 

Joseph, a selectman of Fal- 
mouth, 79. 

Phinehas, objected to the incor- 
poration of Gorham, 305. 

William, signed the petition of 
Scarborough, 110, 296, 403, 
424. 
Thompsonborough, in Lincoln 

County, 219. 
Thorndike, Andrew, petitioned 
for land, 243; land granted to, 
262; see Thornkike. 

Benjamin, petitioned for land, 
248; land granted to, 263, 323. 

Ebenezer, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; land granted to, 
261, 323. 

Ebenezer and others, petition 
of, 242. 

Ebenezer 2nd, land granted to, 
323. 

Ebenezer 3rd, land granted to, 
323. 

Jacob, a proprietor at Cox Hall, 
411. 

John, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262; a pro- 
prietor at Cox Hall, 412. 

Joshua, land granted to, 323. 

Nicholas, petitioned for land, 
343; land granted to, 262, 323. 



INDEX 



517 



Thorndike, continued. 

Paul, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262, 322, 323, 
326; signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 376. 
Robert, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 
Robert Jr., signed petition of 
Falmouth, 172. 

Thornkike, Andrew, land granted 
to, 2G2. 

Thornton, Mathew, petitioned for 
land, 246; land granted to, 251 ; 
signed memorial in behalf of 
the six townships, 445, 44Q. 

Thwing, Nathl., 131. 

Tibbets, .see Tebbets. 

Ticonnet, see Taconnet. 

Tiliiken, than, signed petition 

of Scarborough, 237. 

Tillings, Joseph, received a grant 
of land, 250. 
see also Jillings. 

Tilton, Abraham, a proprietor at 
Cox Hall, 411, 412. 

Timber, 349, 353, 354. 
houses, 7, 8. 

Tingley, Josiah, signed petition of 
Kennebec, 278. 

Tinkham, ) Edward, petitioned 

Tiutcham, j for land, 181; land 
granted to, 259. 

Titcomb, David, a proprietor at 
Cox Hall, 412. 
Moses, a proprietor at Cox Hall, 
411. 

Titles, land, lost in the Indian 
wars, 225; of Massachusetts 
doubted, 296, 297; twice im- 
peached, 296; confirmed, 297, 
301; protected, 297; why clear, 
298; the province held the 
country, 299; William and 
Mary had a right to give, 300; 
a reward and reimbursement 
to the province, 300; no dis- 
tinction of lands watered by 
the Penobscot, 301; the erec- 
tion of a fort confirmed, 301; 
why valid, 301, 802. 

Toben, .Matthew, desired confirma- 
tion of land titles, 310. 

Toma, an Indian chief, 369. 

Toinpsori, sic Thompson. 

i "H — , widow, family and 

house of, -r.1 . 

BioS68, family and house of, 451. 

Tood, James, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 



Toppens, Jacob, his heirs are pro- 
prietors at Cox Hall, 411. 

Topsham, 15, 118, 124, 218, 332; 
act of incorporation, 332; 
petition of, 334. 

Torre v, Capt. Benj., 286. 
David, 412. 

Torye, Wm„ 252. 

Totman, Henry, 339. 

Towessick Bay, 166, 178. 
Gut, 165, 178. 

Towusend, 218, 334, 381, 382, 883, 
418. 
William, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 249, 418. 

Town, a, not the same as a parish, 
195. 

Townships, the size of limited, 
253; granted to Peleg Wads- 
worth and others, 257; re- 
quirements from the grantees, 
258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 269, 
308, 309, 353, 378, 407, 419, 
420, 421, 422, 423; granted to 
Moses Twichell and others, 
260; granted to Eben Thorn- 
dike and others, 261; twelve 
granted in one session of the 
General Court, 266, 268; a 
suitable person to lay out, 267; 
inspector of surveyors chosen, 
271, 346; six laid out east of 
the Penobscot, 269, 270, 272, 
308, 310, 311, 314, 386, 345; 
those which revolted from 
Massachusetts, 275, 276, 304, 
897; the, of the Kennebec 
Purchase desired to be incor- 
porated, 277; the same incor- 
porated, 290, 291 ; the right of 
t he province to grant, 308, 309, 
348; the settling in, should be 
encouraged, 310; the number 
of families in the new ones, 
310,311; size of those granted, 
314; number of grantees, 314; 
the boundaries of the, perfect- 
ed, 314, 320, 321; the six 
grants confirmed, 330; twelve 
to be given away by the Ken- 
nebec' Proprietors, 853; one to 
be granted for building a fort, 
362; might be laid out near 
Port Pownall, 364; Townsend 
incorporated, 381, 882; the 
same described, 382, 383; 
number of families in the east- 
ern, 386; generally poor, 386; 
the twelve, laid out, 891 ; some 
in Connecticut were settled 



37 



518 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Townships, continued. 

by people from Massachusetts, 
394; the revolted towns will 
return, 397; granted to Brown, 
Frye and Saltonstall, 405, 406, 
407; rights in, lost, 418; 
granted to Townsend and 
others, 418, 419; granted to 
Gerrish and others, 419, 420; 
granted to Sylvester and 
others, 421; plans of, to be 
returned to the General Court, 
423; the grantees desired fur- 
ther time, 445, 446; more time 
granted, 446; petitions for, 
231, 242; resolve relating to, 
266. 
Township No. Five, 217, 328, 413, 
419; same as Bucktown. 

No. Four, 88, 90, 91, 94, 99, 100, 
183, 184, 217, 276, 327, 413; 
same as Paris. 

No. One, 118, 192, 219, 220, 324, 
378, 379, 381; petition of, 879. 

No. Seven, 191, 212, 216, 292, 
303, 305; petitions of, 209,211; 
same as Gorhamtown, 211. 

No. Six, 320, 412, 413. 

No. Three, 324, 326. 

No. Two, 219. 
Trade, Indians, to be drawn to, 
20; schooner prepared to pro- 
tect the, 49; not opened with 
Indians, 56, 153, 443, 444, 445; 
schooner borrowed to protect, 
111 ; Massachusetts is the 
channel of trade and the mart 
of North America, 134; turned 
south by the taxes, 184; a 
province is wasted by the loss 
of, 135; the reduction of Cape 
Breton restored to the English 
the power of, 140; at Kenne- 
bec, 352; carried on by James 
Howard, 874; at Falmouth, 
385; Capt. Smith given a lim- 
ited license to trade with In- 
dians, 403, 404; the Indians to 
be treated justly in, 404, 405; 
Capt. Worth given a limited 
license to trade with the In- 
dians, 443; instructions con- 
cerning, 444, 445. 

Lords Commissioners of, 308, 
311, 334, 395, 397. 
Trafton, Charles, petitioned for 
land, 232. 

Itham, petitioned for land, 232. 

Joshua, petitioned for land, 232. 

Thaddeus, petitioned for land, 



Trafton, continued. 

232; signed the petition of 
Machias, 433; signed the same 
as a guardian, 432. 

Trask, David, petitioned for land, 
253; land granted to, 262; 
signed the petition of Frank- 
fort, 442. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 258; 
land granted to, 262; signed 
petition of Frankfort,-443. 
Saml., petitioned for land, 243, 
246; land granted to, 251, 262; 
signed the petition of Frank- 
fort, 442. 
Saml. Jr., land granted to, 262; 
signed petition of Frankfort, 
442. 
Solomon, signed the petition of 

Frankfort, 442. 
Thomas, petitioned for land, 243; 
land granted to, 262; signed 
the petition of Frankfort, 442. 

Treadwell, Samuel, signed the 
petition of Wells, 222. 

Treaty of Utrecht, 395. 

Troops, see under Soldiers. 

Trott, Benjamin, declaration of, 77. 

John, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262; desired 

confirmation of land title, 316. 

John 2nd, land granted to, 262. 

Samuel, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262; desired 

confirmation of land title, 317. 

Thomas, petitioned for land, 

243; land granted to, 262. 

Truce, see Flags of Truce. 

Truck Houses, 117, 119, 120, 404. 

Truckmasters appointed, 439. 

True, Jabez, signed petition of 
New Gloucester, 255. 

Truman, John, signed petition for 
land, 247; land granted to, 252. 

Tucker, Andrew, an original 
grantee of New Marblehead, 
161. 
Josiah, desired confirmation of 

land title, 316. 
Thomas, signed petition of New 
Gloucester, 255. 

Tuckerman, Daniel, his house and 
family, 450. 

Tufts, John, signed petition of 
New Gloucester, 255; 

Tupper, , a proprietor at Cox 

Hall, 411. 

Turkey, Gorhamtown may be sim- 
ilar to, 303. 



INDEX 



519 



Turner, in Cumberland County, 
217. 
Charles, grant to, 421, 422. 
Leml., signed the petitions of 

Herriconeag, 42, 43, 76. 
Samuel, examined the condition 
of New Marblehead, 169, 161, 
164, 228; an assessor at New 
Marblehead, 160. 
Twitchel, Moses, and others, peti- 
tion of, 224; land granted to, 
260. 
Tyler, Abraham, signed the peti- 
tion of Scarborough, 403. 
Jacob, petitioned for land, 247; 

land granted to, 252. 
Jonathan, signed petition for 

New Gloucester, 255. 
Royal, member of the General 
Court, 188, 294, 430. 
Tyng, Edward, a Kennebec pro- 
prietor, 353. 
Tyng's Town, 419. 

U 

Uffel, George, petitioned for 
land, 181 ; land granted to, 259. 

Underwood, John, gigned petition 
of Machias, 432. 

Union, in Lincoln County, 218. 
River, 320, 323, 327. 

Unity, in Lincoln County, 219. 

Utawas, the, 95. 

Utrecht, the Treaty of, 395. 



Vassal, Florentius, desired a 
grant of land, 433, 434. 
William, a Kennebec proprietor, 
356. 

Vassalboro, in Lincoln County, 
218, 219. 

Veaaey, Jeremiah, desired con- 
firmation of land title, 316. 

Vernam, John, petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 250, 252. 

Vessels, to be hired to transport 
fcroopB, 40; Holmes sailed with 
part of his fleet for England, 
48; French privateers on the 
coast, 49; manned and armed 
to protect tlit- trade, 49; as a 
hospital. B0j (it for transports, 
52; a schooner with prisoners 
arrived at Marblehead from 
Louisbourg, 61; captured by 
the French, 63; from Portugal, 
68; in need of guards, 71, 72; 
the arrival of to bo reported, 



Vessels, continued. 

84; fleet reported to have ar- 
rived at Quebec, 95; at Lunen- 
burg with letters, 111; a 
schooner borrowed at Monck- 
ton to protect the coast and 
trade, 111; sloop loading at 
Chegnecto, desired to be 
cleared, 127; a gun-ship sup- 
ported by the Province, 186; 
store-ships captured from the 
enemy, 136; many provincials 
in the king's, 137; sloops not 
desired for transporting 
troops, 169; schooners to 
transport prisoners, 189; sloop 
with pork at Kittery, 286; 
French invasion with gun- 
ship, 296; sloop sent express 
to England, on the declaration 
of war, 298; an armament 
fitted out against Acadia and 
Nova Scotia, 298; equipment 
under Phips, 298; cruise of the 
fleet, 298, 299; the Newport 
captured, 300; sent from Bos- 
ton to defend Pemaquid, 300, 
301 ; owned by James Howard, 
374; building at Cobbaseconte, 
374; at Falmouth, 385. 

Baltimore, the, 49. 

Barrington, the, 444. 

Cumberland, the, 127. 

Enterprize, the, 112. 

King George, the, 131, 141, 143, 
190. 

Laybeme, the, 50. 

Mary, the, 299, 302. 

Massachusetts, the, 143. 

Mermaid, the, 286. 

Newport, the, 300. 

Nottingham, the, 49. 

Orford, the, 111. 

Prince of Wales, the, 63. 

Success, the, 49. 

Thankful, the, 403. 

Vulture, the, 49. 
Vickery, David, land granted to, 

328. 
Vienna, Lincoln County, Maine, 

220. 
Virginia, 63. 
Vote for Broad Hay, 19. 
Vrewing, James, land granted to, 
217, 252; see Erewing. 

W 

W , signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



W , Benj., signed petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 

W , Daniel, signed petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 

W , Joshua, signed petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 
Wads worth, Pelog, petitioned for 
land, 180, 181, 225, 22G; land 
granted to, 259. 
Wait, petitioned for land, 220; 
land granted to, 257. 
Waite, Benj., land granted to, 326. 

Waldo, Col. , 201, 294. 

Francis, land granted to, 2G5. 
Brig. Gen. Samuel, to call a 
town meeting, 417; mentioned, 
119, 244, 248, 250, 265, 267, 361, 
362, 303. 
Samuel Jr., 40. 
Waldoboro, in Lincoln County, 

Maine, 218. 
Wales, in Lincoln County, Maine, 
219, 220. 
Plantation, 220. 
Walker, John, signed the petition 
of Pearsontown, 86. 
Michll., settled at Marblehead, 

163, 165. 
Richard, his heirs proprietors at 

Cox Hall, 411. 
Solomon, signed the Nequassett 

petition, 167. 
Timothy, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 
Wallls, Benja., land granted to, 
327. 
Joseph, land granted to, 323, 

327. 
William, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 
Walpole, Maine, 1, 218, 415; act 

of incorporation of, 415. 
War, expenses of, 135, 136, 137, 
184; grant made by Parliament 
to reimburse the Province, 
140, 141, 176, 274; how to root 
out the seed of, 150; cost of 
expedition to Penobscot, 184; 
how the fund from the home 
government will be paid, 274. 
Ward, John, signed petition of 

Kennebec, 360. 
Warner, Philamon, signed petition 

of New Gloucester, 31, 32. 
Warren, Maine, 218; the east part, 
218. 
James, grant to, 421, 422. 
John Jr., petitioned for land, 
247; land granted to, 252. 



Wascot, Josiah, signed the peti- 
tion of Falmouth, 172. 
see Wescot. 
Wasgatt, see Wesgatt. 

Washburn, ■J a £ esh > 1 Petitioned 
1 Jabez, / for land, 
181; land granted to, 259. 
Washington Plantation, Maine, 

219. 
Waste-places, the cultivation of, 

should be encouraged, 309. 
Waters, the, as highways, 43, 73, 

76. 
Waterhouse, Joseph, signed peti- 
tion of Scarborough, 237. 
Watts, Bellingham, signed peti- 
tion for land, 247; land grant- 
ed to, 252. 
Samuel, his report concerning 
New Marblehead, 147; to con- 
sider the petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172, 173, 202. 
Win., petitioned for land, 247; 
land granted to, 252. 
Way, Richard, 419. 
Wayne, Lincoln County, 219. 
Webb, Maj. Gen. Daniel, 87, 92, 
93, 97, 101. 
Gil., signed petition of New 

Marblehead, 146. 
Nathaniel, signed the petition of 

Nequassett, 167. 
Samuel, signed the petition of 
New Marblehead, 146; an early 
settler of New Marblehead, 
162, 165; petitioned for land, 
225; land granted to, 327; pro- 
vided a petition for the pro- 
prietors of Township No. 5, 
413; clerk of the same, 413; 
signed petition of the same, 
414; signed the petition of 
Frankfort, 443. 
Seth, settled at New Marble- 
head, 165. 
William, land granted to, 326. 
William Jr., land granted to, 327. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 277; 
signed petition of Kennebec, 
278. 
Webster, Jonathan Jr., petitioned 
for land, 245; land granted to, 
250. 
Joseph, signed petition of Ma- 

chias, 433. 
Nathan, signed petition of 
Frankfort, 443. 
Welch, David, enlisted, 61. 
Moses, petitioned for land, 252. 



INDEX 



521 



Wells, trouble at, caused by the 
new survey of land in, 221, 
223; the settlement of suit be- 
tween Boston and Stevens, 
will cause trouble, 222; the 
variations of the compass the 
cause of trouble, 222; peti- 
tions that the old boundaries 
be maintained, 222; petition 
of, 220; mentioned, 2G, 27. 
Gore, the, 221. 
Joseph, signed the petition of 

the fishermen, 157. 
Nath., signed petition of Wells, 
222. 
Wendell, John Mico, signed the 
petition for land, 247; land 
granted to, 252. 
Wentworth, Gov. Benning, 90, 91, 

99, 331, 427, 439. 
Wescot, Andrew, desired con- 
firmation of land title, 316. 
Josiah, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 
Richard, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 
Samuel, desired confirmation of 

land title, 316. 
William, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172; desired confirma- 
tion of land title, 316. 
William Jr., signed petition of 
Falmouth, 172. 
Wesgatt, 1 Thomas, signed the pe- 
Wasgatt, J tition of Phillipstown, 
28; desired confirmation of his 
land title, 315, 316. 
Thomas Jr., desired confirma- 
tion of his land title, 316. 
West Bowdoinham, in Lincoln 

County, 218. 
West Butterfield, in Cumberland 

County, 217. 
Wist, Thomas, petitioned for land, 
244; land granted to, 250. 
W'ilks, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 
Westbrook, was Stroudwater, 217. 
minster Confession of Faith, 
the, 290. 
Weston, A brier, petitioned for 
land, 1H0; land granted to, 
269. 
Elnatban, petitioned for land, 

181; land granted to, 269. 
Jacob, petitioned for land, 181; 
land granted to, 259. 

Joseph, Bigned petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 211, 807; land 
granted to, 3'27. 



Weston, continued. 
Moses, petitioned for land, 307. 
Seth, petitioned for land, 180; 
land granted to, 259. 

Wewenock, Indians settled at, 324. 

Whaleboats,.used in crossing Lake 
Sabago, 22; could be used in 
navigating the Ammoscoggin, 
23, 35, 77; more sent to be 
used in transportation, 30, 31, 
86, 37; needed at Broad Bay, 
59 ; to be mended, 66 ; attacked, 
66, 67; left at Gull Rock, 76, 
77; the scouts refused toman, 
126; detained at Waldo, 156; 
detained at St. Georges, 156; 
needed at Penobscot, 169. 

Wharton, John, detained beyond 
the term of enlistment, 148. 

Wheeler, M., signed petition of 
Kennebec, 360. 
Morris, uneasy at Fort Western, 
144. 

Wheelwright, Mr. , commis- 
sary-general, 35. 
John, signed petition of Wells, 

222. 
Nath., signed petition of Wells, 
222; a Kennebec proprietor, 
356. 
Sam., signed petition of Wells, 

222. 
Snell, signed petition of Wells, 
222. 

Whidden, Timothy, signed peti- 
tion of Pownalborough, 429; 
family and house of, 454. 

Whielden, James, signed the peti- 
tion of Frankfort, 187. 
Timothy, signed the petition of 
Frankfort, 187. 

Whilders, Col. , 91. 

Whipple, Stephen, his heirs are 
proprietors of Cox Hall, 411, 
412. 

Whitacer, Thomas, signed petition 
for land, 245; land granted to, 
250. 

White, Benja., signed Kennebec 
petition, 360. 
Elijah, signed Kennebec peti- 
tion, 278. 
James, signed Kennebec peti- 
tion, 278. 
Jno., one of the committee of 

<;orhamtown, 214. 
Samuel, speaker, 133, 147, 167, 
168, 172, 17:;, 179, 181, 182, 18s, 
191, 203, '2(i5, 869, 861, 377,878, 
881,882, 39'.', 401,406,416, 418, 



:>-2-2 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Wliito, continued. 

419, 420, 422, 423, 424, 420, 427, 
430, 438; letter of, 14. 

Samuel, of Pownalboroagh, 
signed petition of Pownal- 
borough, 430; family and 
house of, 456. 

Samuel Jr., desired to be a 
justice of the peace, 15. 

Thomas, signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 430. 
White Rock, in Casco Bay, 285. 
White's Island, a part of Merri- 

coneag, 112. 
Whitehouse, Edward, signed peti- 
tion of Phillipstown, 28. 

James, action brought against, 
355, 356. 

John, signed the Lebanon peti- 
tion, 106. 

Samuel, action against, 358. 
Whitefield, was Ballstown, 219, 

220. 
Whiting, John, petitioned for 
land, 245; land granted to, 
250. 
Whitmore, Francis, signed peti- 
tion of Kennebec, 278. 

John, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 192. 
Whitney, Abel, signed petition of 
Gorhamtown, 307. 

Amos, selectman, signed peti- 
tion of Gorhamtown, 405. 

Amos Jr., signed petition of 
Gorhamtown, 307. 

David, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 307. 

Mathias, petitioned for land, 
232; land granted to, 324. 

Moses, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 307. 

Moses Jr., signed petition of 
Gorhamtown, 307. 

Nathan, signed the petition of 
Gorhamtown, 193, 307. 

Nathaniel, signed petition of 
Gorhamtown, 192. 

Nathaniel Jr., signed petition of 
Gorhamtown, 307. 

Nathaniel Third, signed peti- 
tion of Gorhamtown, 807. 

Phinehas, called to preach in 
Scarborough, 241. 
Whittier, Ebenezer, family and 

house of, 450. 
Wieland, John, signed petition of 

Machias, 433. 
Wieman, Vallentin, signed peti- 
tion of Falmouth, 376. 



Wier, Adam, petitioned for land, 
246; land granted to, 251. 

John, petitioned for land, 246, 
335; land granted to, 251; 
desired further time, 446. 
Wigglesworth and Tupper, pro- 
prietors of land at Oox Hall, 
411. 
Wight, John, examiner of affairs 
at New Marblehead, 228, 229, 
230. 

the Rev. John, resided at New 
Marblehead, 159, 160, 161, 163, 
164, 229. 
Wiley, see Wylie. 
Willard, Aaron, 8, 10. 

Josiah, secretary, 6, 13, 14, 29, 
48. 
William III, of England, 264, 296, 
297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 304, 
313, 821, 335, 436. 

Willems, \ Col. , member of 

Williams, / the General Court, 193. 

Capt. Edward, in expedition to 
Louisbourg, 50. 

Humphrey, signed the petition 
of the fishermen, 157. 

Col. Israel, his regiment to re- 
turn, 96, 97. 

John, signed petition of Gor- 
hamtown, 192; land granted 
to, 419. 

Jonathan, land granted to, 419. 

Jonathan Jr. (deacon), land 
granted to, 419. 

Richard, land granted to, 326. 

Col. William, letters of, 91, 92, 
93, 94, 95. 
Williamson, Jonathan, signed the 
petition of Pownalborough, 
376; signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 442; family and house of, 
451; selectman of Pownal- 
borough, 453, 457. 

Samuel, family and house of, 
451. 

Thomas, petitioned for land, 
243; land granted to, 252; 
family and house of, 451. 
Wills Island, a part of Merrico- 

neag, 112. 
Wilson, Alexander, signed petition 
of Merriconeag, 42, 43, 76; 
signed the petition of Harps- 
well, 224; petitioned for land, 
245; land granted to, 250. 

Ezekiel, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 

James, petitioned for land, 245; 
land granted to, 250. 



LNDEX 



523 



Wilson, continued. 

Joseph, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262, 323. 
Samuel, signed the petition of 
Phillipstown, 28. 
Wimble, ) James, signed the pe- 
Wimbley, ) titionof Falmouth, 172. 
Thos., signed the petition of 
Falmouth, 172. 
Windham, in Cumberland County, 
216; same as New Marblehead, 
216,400; Thomas Bartlett pur- 
chased land in, 400, 401; Be- 
zune owned land in, 400, 401. 
Wingett, Jonathan, signed peti- 
tion of Scarborough, 237. 
Winkell, Jona., land granted to, 

327. 
Winn, James, petitioned for land, 

245; land granted to, 249. 
Winship, Chas., settled at New 
Marblehead, 164. 
Ephraim, 6igned petition of New 
Marblehead, 146; settled at 
New Marblehead, 161, 162. 
Gershum, settled at New Mar- 
blehead, 164. 
Winslow, in Gorhamtown, 218. 
Barnabas, signed petition of 

New Gloucester, 255. 
Gilbert, town treasurer of North 

Yarmouth, 110. 
Isaac, 265. 
Mrs. Isaac, 265. 
John, a Kennebec proprietor, 

353. 
Gen. John, 13, 47, 91, 100, 135, 

267, 332. 
Kenelm, signed the petition of 

New Castle, 81. 
Mrs. Lucy, land granted to, 265. 
Nathan, 158. 
Winthrop, Lincoln County, Pond 

Town, 218; Readfield, 219. 
Wis< asset, Lincoln County, Frank- 
fort, 218. 
Witt, Samuel, member of the Gen- 
eral Court, 233. 
Wolcott, Josiah, 407. 
Wood, Abiel, family and house of, 
451. 
Joseph, petitioned for land, 248; 

land granted to, 202. 
Samnel, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262. 
Thomas, an original grantee of 
v.w Marblehead, L61. 
Wbodbridge, Benjamin, an action 
brought against, 855, 858. 



Woodbury, Andrew, a proprietor 

at Cox Hall, 411, 412. 
Charles, land granted to, 327. 
Humphrey, signed the petition 

of New Gloucester, 255. 
Isaac, land granted to, 323. 
John, land granted to, 326. 
Jonas, land granted to, 326. 
Joshua, petitioned for land, 243; 

land granted to, 262, 326. 
Moses, signed the petition of 

New Gloucester, 255. 
Feter, land granted to, 826, 327; 

to provide the petition of the 

proprietors of Township No. 

Four, 413; signed the same, 

414. 
Samuel, land granted to, 320. 
Woodman, Lhabod, a proprietor 

at Cox Hall, 411. 
John, petitioned for land, 244; 

land granted to, 250. 
Joseph, signed petition of Nar- 

ragansett, 380. 
Joshua, signed petition of Nar- 

ragansett, 380. 
Nathan, signed petition of Nar- 

gansett, 380. 
Woodruff, Jonathan, signed the 

petition of Machias, 432. 
Woods, Bennet, detained in the 

army beyond his term of en- 
listment, 148. 
Joseph, detained in the army 

beyond his term of enlist- 
ment, 148. 
Woodward, James, petitioned for 

land, 244; land granted to, 250, 
Woolwich, name of new township, 

167, 218; a boundary, 204; 

town-meeting to be held at, 

337. 
Meeting House, 337. 
Worcester, 100, 182. 
County, 351, 356. 
Worth, Capt. Andrew, licensed to 

trade with Indians, 443, 444; 

instructions to, 444, 445. 
Worthington, Col. John, letter to, 

98; letter from, 107. 
Wylie, 1 John, signed the petition 
Wiley, fof Boothbay, 425, 4)1. 
N.. signed the petition of Booth- 
lay, 441. 
Robert, signed the petition of 

Boothbay, ill. 
Robert 2nd, signed the petition 

of Boothbay, ill. 
William, signed the petition of 

Bool hbay, 141. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Wyman, Mrs. , widow, family 

and house of, 450. 
Simeon, signed the petition of 

Kennebec, 860. 
William, signed the petition of 
Pownalborough, 430; family 
and house of, 456. 
Wymans, Lincoln County, Maine, 
220. 



York, 124, 127, 202, 226, 242, 2G7, 
354, 355, 356. 

County, 26, 32, 40, 78, 79, 85, 89, 
99, 101, 104, 100, 112, 128, 144, 
159, 105, 170, 174, 178, 191, 200, 
203, 204, 214, 220, 226, 227, 
233, 239, 242, 272, 278, 280, 281, 
283, 284, 349, 351, 352, 379, 411. 

County Jail, 78. 

County Supreme Court, 99. 

John Jr., land granted to, 327. 

Samuel, signed petition of Fal- 
mouth, 172. 

Young, Isaac, family and 

house of, 451. 

John, signed the petition of 
Townsend, 384. 

Joseph, family and houseof, 452. 

Joshua, family and house of, 
452. 

Moses, land granted to, 326. 

Nathaniel, signed petition of 
Machias, 433. 

Stephen, family and house of, 
451. 



, A., signed petition of Gor- 

hanitown, 192; signed petition 
of Frankfort, 442. 

, Benja., in expedition to 

Crown Point, 50; signed the 
petition of Scarborough, 237; 
signed the petition of Booth- 
bay, 441. 

, Bezaleel, petitioned for land, 

180. 

, Caleb, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 442. 

, Cornelius, signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 

, Daniel, signed petition of 

Pownalborough, 430. 

, David, signed petition of 

Kennebec, 278; his heirs are 
proprietors at Cox Hall, 411. 



, Eph., signed the petition of 

Phillipstown, 28. 

, G., signed petition of Pow- 
nalborough, 429. 

, Geor:, signed petition of Gor- 

hamtown, 211. 

, Isaac, signed petition of 

Kennebec, 278. 

, J., signed petition of Frank- 
fort, 187; signed petition of 
Pownalborough, 429; signed 
petition of Boothbay, 441. 

, James, signed the petition of 

Gorhamtown, 307. 

, Janea, mulatto, family and 

house of, 450. 

, John, signed Frankfort peti- 
tions, 1S7, 442; signed petition 
of Wells, 222; signed petition 
of Biddeford, 279; signed pe- 
tition of Gorhamtown, 307; 
signed petition of Pownal- 
borough, 430. 

, Joseph, signed petition of 

Wells, 222; signed petition of 
Boothbay, 425, 441. 

, Joshua, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 187; desired con- 
firmation of land title, 316. 

, Lemuel, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 442. 

, Moses, signed petition of 

Gorhamtown, 192. 

, Nath., signed petition of 

Boothbay, 441. 

, Nathan, signed petition of 

Wells, 222. 

, Petiah, signed petition for 

land, 233. 

, Robert, signed petition of 

Frankfort, 187; signed peti- 
tion of Townsend, 334; signed 
petition of Kennebec, 360. 

, S., signed petition of Booth- 
bay, 441. 

, Samuel, signed petitions of 

Frankfort, 187, 442; signed pe- 
tition of Wells, 222; signed 
petition of Kennebec, 278; 
signed petition of Narragan- 
sett, 380; signed petition of 
Boothbay, 441. 

, Thomas, signed petition of 

Scarborough, 237; signed pe- 
tition of Kennebec, 27S. 

, William O., signed petition 

of Gorhamtown, 307; signed 
the petition of Boothbay, 441. 



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