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COLLECTIONS 

OF THE 

MAINE Historical society 

SECOND SERIES 



DOCUMENTARY 

HISTORY OF THE STATE OF MAINE 

VOL. XXIV 

CONXAININO 

THE BAXTER MANUSCRIPTS 



EDITED 



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



PUBUBHBD BY THE MAINS HISTORIOAL SOCIETY, AIDED BY 
APPR0PBIATI0N8 FROM TIJE STATE 



P O R T L AN D 

FRED, L. TOWER COMPANY 

19 16 



MAlME GENHAI.(X^{CAL SQCffm 

Copyright 1916 
By the Maine Historical Sooibtt 



Press of 
Feed. L. Tower Company, Portland 



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PREFACE 



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

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volumes, the student will have all the unpublished Indian 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

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTEK. 

61 Deering Street, 
l^ovember 7, 1916. 






CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF COXTENTS 



1639 July 22 Purchase's Resignation to Govern"' and 
Conip^, 

1659 June 14 Indian Deed to Parker, . 

1670 July 22 Indian Deed to James Thomas and Samuel 
York 

1683 May Testimonies of Maj"^ Shapleighs Right to 

Said Lands 

July 4 The Derivation of the Title to Pejepscot 

Lands, 

July 4 Shapleigh Deed to Wharton, . 

Oct. 10 Ways Deeds to Wharton, 

Oct. 25 Blaney & Wife Adm" to Purchase their Deed 

to Wharton, 

1684 July 7 Six Indian Sagamores Deed to Wharton, 
July 15 Whartons Deed to Parker, . 

1697 Capt. Savage his Power to Sell s'^ Estate, 

1714 Nov. 5 Ephraim Savage's Deed of all said Lands, 
Feb. 9 Wharton's Heirs Quitclaim, . 

Proprietors Grant to Whartons Heirs, . 
1714-15 Feb. 18 Proprietors Proposals to the Committee ap 
pointed by the General Court, 

1715 May 27 The Committee's Report, 

The General Courts Confirmation of Pur 
chase, 

June 24 Advertisement, 

July 14 Vote of Proprietors in re Saw and Grist 
Mill near Pejepscot Falls, . 

July 15 Mutual Bond 

July 28 Proposall presented to the House by the 
Proprietors of the Lands in Brunswick 
and Topsham, in re Fort, . 

July 29 Vote of Proprietors in re Fort, 

Aug. 2 Vote of Proprietors in re Fort, 

Aug. 3 Encouragements to enlist, 

Aug. 30 Meeting of the Proprietors, . 

Sept. 14 Meeting of the Proprietors, . 

Dec. 26 Meeting of the Proprietors, . 

Acct. of the cost of Fort George, 
1715-16 Feb. 14 Nath" Webber's Deed to the Proprietors, 

Feb. 21 Nathan Webber's Deed to the Proprietors, 



PAGE 

226 
227 

386 

203 

199 
200 

204 

207 
211 
228 
217 
218 
231 
233 

234 
237 

241 
244 

246 
246 



248 
250 
251 
251 
252 
252 
253 
254 
263 
265 



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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 



1715-16 Feb. 21 

Mar. 9 

Mar. 19 

1716 Apr. 2 

Apr. 4 

Apr. 27 

May 22 

May 24 

July 20 

Aug. 6 



Sept. 


5 


Sept. 


10 


Sept. 


10 


Sept. 


13 


Sept. 


27 


Oct. 


9 


Nov. 


13 


Nov. 


28 


1717 June 


13 


June 


17 


OcL 


4 


Oct. 


14 


Oct. 


31 


Dec. 


10 


1717-18 Feb. 


6 


1718 Apr. 


23 


May 


6 


Aug. 


30 


Dec. 


1 


1718-9 Jan. 


27 


1719 Aug. 


24 


Nov. 


11 


Dec. 


31 


1719-20 Jan. 


5 


1720 Apr. 


7 


1721 May 


12 



PAGE 

Meeting of the Proprietors 261 

Vote of the Proprietors, 261 

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

Proprietors, 275 

Peter and Martha Soullard their Deed to 

the Proprietors 280 

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 262 
Samuel and Hannah Holnian their Deed to 

the Proprietors 281 

Meeting of the Proprietors 262 

James Berry and wife's deed to the 

Proprietors, 284 

Meeting of the Proprietors 270 

Proprietors Agreement for a Division of 

Lands etc. for defending lands assigned, 271 

Vote of Proprietors 273 

Assignment of Swan Island to Adam 

Winthrop 286 

.Meeting of Proprietors 288 

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

Meeting of Proprietors, 293 

Meeting of Proprietors, 293 

Meeting of the Proprietors 294 

Meeting of the Proprietors 294 

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 295 

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 296 

Meeting of the Proprietors 297 

Meeting of the Proprietors 298 

Proprietor's Grant to John Holman, . . 300 

John Holman Quit-claim to the Proprietors, 301 

Meeting of the Proprietors 299 

Meeting of the Proprietors 303 

Meeting of the Committee of the Pro- 
prietors 304 

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 304 

Lott No. 11, John Vincent 381 

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 305 

Meeting of the Proprietors, .... 305 

Meeting of the Proprietors 307 

Division of lots among proprietors, . . 309 

Meeting of the Proprietors 308 

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

Boston, 345 



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IX 



1721 


June 


13 




June 


30 


1727 


Aug. 


15 


1733 


June 


30 


1734 


Apr. 


6 


1737 


July 


16 





July 


18 




July 


18 




Sept. 


14 


1738 


July 


21 




July 


28 


1739 


Mar. 


3 


1740 


Sept. 


15 




Feb. 


3 


1741 


Dec. 


9 



1742 



Dec. 21 
May 3 



1743 Sept. 12 





Sept. 


14 


1749 


Aug. 


9 


1753 


Nov. 


10 




Nov. 


13 



17: 1 



Mar. 18 
Apr. 10 



PAGE 

Winthrop & Minotts Deed to Sam" Yorke, 372 

Quitclaim from Sam" Yorke 371 

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

Benjamin Larrabee, 314 

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

The Letter of Instructions to Benjamin Lar- 
rabee Esq*" 319 

The Proprietor's Power of Attorney to John 

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

taking Bonds for Deeds 324 

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

and Topsham, 341 

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

Deed to Adam Hunter, 374 

Deed to William Reed, 376 

Act for calling and regulating Prop" 

meetings, 401 

Report of Committee on putting Forts and 

Garrisons into proper posture of defence, 1 

Memorand" of Provisions & Amunition, . 3 

Action of House in re Fort at Richmond, . 4 



CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 



1754 Apr. 17 



May 


4 


May- 


7 


May 


15 


May 


24 


June 


14 


June 


26 


July 


6 


Oct. 


30 


Nov. 


11 


Dec. 




Dec. 


9 


Dec. 


23 


1755 Jan. 


8 



Jan. 29 



Feb. 


17 


Apr. 


18 


Apr. 


21 


Apr. 


22 


May 


19 


May 


28 


June 


9 


June 


17 


June 


27 


June 


27 


July 




July 





PAGE 

Meeting of the Proprietors of the Kennebec 

Purchase, ....... 4 

William Lithgow to Gov"^ 6 

Letter from Governor to Capt. Jabez 

Bradbury, 9 

Extracts of a Letter from Capt. Samuel 

Goodwin 9 

Letter William Lithgow, 11 

Deposition of Thomas Walker, ... 15 

Meeting of Council, June 26-Sept. 4, . . 15 
Articles of Agreement between Capt. Isaac 

Illsley and his Excellency William Shirley, 18 
Order of House in re present to Penobscot 

and Xorridgewalk Indians 20 

Indian Letter from Kehoorit 21 

Vote of House in re Garrison at Taconock, 21 

Petition of John Winslow 22 

Penobscots to Governor, 22 

Vote of House in re Fort Hallifax, . . 23 
Letter from Necterramet and others to Gov' 

Shirley 24 

Report of Committee in re his Excellency's 

message and letters accompanying the 

same, 25 

Letter C. L. Leissner to Gov. Shirley and 

Order of House 26 

Memorial of Enoch Freeman and Action of 

House 27-29 

Action of House concerning Forts, , . 28 

Gov. Shirley to Council et als, ... 25 
Benjamin Thomas's Deed to son Benjamin 

Thomas, 388 

Abigail Leather's Deed to Benjamin Thomas, 390 

Joseph Thomas's Deed to Benjamin Thomas, 391 

Letter Gov. Shirley to Col. Ez. Cushing, . 29 

Deed to R'^ Knowles 378 

Action of House in re Indian matters, . . 30 
Gov. Shirley to Capt Bradbury inclosing 

letter from the Governor to Penobscot 

Indians 32-33 

Reply of the Penobscot Indians, ... 34 

Jabez Bradbury to Gov. Shirley, ... 35 
James CargiU's Memorandum relating to 

killing of Indians, 36 

Report of Alex"^ Nickels 37 

Journal of L* Stackpole and William Gerrish, 38-39 



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XI 



1755 



July 


5 


July 


10 


July 


11 


July 


12 


July 


16 


July 


25 


July 


25 


Aug. 


8 


Aug. 


14 


Aug. 


16 


Aug. 


18 



Sept. 6 

Sept. 26 
Sept. 26 



Oct. 3 

Oct. 24 
Nov. 1 



1756 
Mar. 18, Dec. 8 
Apr.-Oct. 

July 31 
Aug. 

Oct. 25 

1757 Feb. 6 

Feb. 10 

Feb. 22 

Mar. 12 

Mar. 14 

Mar. 16 

Mar. 30 



Letter S. Phips to Penobscots, 
Letter S. Phips to Penobscots, 
Bradbury to Governor, . 
Letter S. Phips to Penobscots, 
Letter from Umbarius to Governor, 
Letter from Bradbury to Governor, 
Letter from Bradbury to Governor, 
Penobscot Chiefs to Governor, . 
Action of House in re Penobscot Indians, 
Action of House in re detachment of men 

for guard duty at Fort Halifax, . 
Letter Governor to Bradbury, 
Letter from the Governor to the Penobscots 
Letter to Jabez Bradbury from Governor, 
Letter from the Penobscot Indians to the 

Governor 

Memorial of Jabez Bradbury, . 

Letter from William Lithgow to the 

Governor, 

Report of Committee respecting the Penob 

scot Indians and Action of House, . 
Letter from S. Phips to Bradbury, 
Letter from S. Phips to Indians, . 
Letter from Jabez Bradbury to S. Phips, 
Action of House against the Penobscot 

Indians 

Proclamation by the Lieut. Gov and Action 

of House in re persons in quest of the 

Indian Enemy, 

Journal of Samuel Goodwin, . 

Journal of Capt. Alexander Nickols, 

Letter from George Berry to S. Phips, 

Journal of James Cargill, 

Endorsement of Deed William Vincent to 

John Vincent 

Petition of Inhabitants of Herrington and 

Pemaquid & Action thereon. 
Petition of Committee of Georgetown, . 
Petition of Joshua Bradford, . 
Letter from Jabez Bradbury to the Gover 

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



PAGE 
40 

41 
43 
42 
44 
44 
45 
46 
46 

49 
50 
51 
53 

5b 
56 

54 

57-58 
59 
60 
61 

62 



62-64 

65 
67 
68 
67 

382 

69 

197 

73 

71 
412 
404 

72 
415 



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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 



PAGE 



1757 Mar. 31 

Apr. 2 
Apr. 11 
Apr.-May 



May-Oct. 


May 


2 


May 


16 


May 


28 


June 


15 


July 


8 


July 


27 


Dec. 





1758 Jan. 20 

Jan. 23 
Feb. 20 



May 16 
June 1 



June 8 



July 


20 


Sept. 




Nov. 


15 


Nov. 


15 



Letter from S. Phips to the Council and 

House, 

Warrant for calling a Prop" Meeting, . 

Advertisement 

Journal of James Cargill Scouting in Penob 

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

George 

Journal of Capt. Israel Herrick, . 
Journal of Capt. Joshua Freeman, . 
Francis Foxcroft to Bradbury, 
Bradbury to Council, .... 
Letter from Indians to Gentlemen of the 

Council, 

Order of General Court in re Bounties for 

Indian Captives, etc., .... 
Petition of Hesekiah Purinton, 
Joshua Freeman to Council, . 
Letter Joshua Treat to Council, . 
The Memorial of William Ross & Action of 

House 

Benjamin Thomas's Deed of Release to the 

Proprietors 

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

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

prietors 

Deed of Release from the Plym° Proprietors 

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

James Cargill 

Memorandum of James Cargill's transac 

tions at the Eastward, .... 
Vote of Agreement with the Prop" of Ken 

nebeck Purchase 

Names and List of Captives sent in, in 

response to the Proclamation of the 

Governor, 

Deed to William Vincent, 

Deed to James Mustard, ... 

Preble Papers, a List of the Killed and Cap 

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



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XIU 



PAGE 
98 

103 



1760 Mar. 2 Indian Conference at Fort Pownall, . 
Apr. 30 Letter to Brig'^"' Preble 

Petition of Sam' Harnden and Action 
thereon, 

Acct. of the Expenses and Proceedings of 
Sam' Harnden, 

1761 Petition of Subscribers of Newcastle, and 

report of the Committee 

Committee Meet & direct to call a New 

Meeting of the Prop% 

Advertisement for a New Meeting of the 

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

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

as by Adjournment 

Committee's Power to Messrs. Samuel Win- 

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

Governor's reply, 

Power to Enoch Freeman Esq'' to dispose 

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

, Bernard, 

Power to Enoch Freeman to prosecute 

Tresspassers, 448 

Indian Conference, ...... 116 

Proprietors Power to Enoch Freeman to 

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

to the Governor, 

Meeting of the Proprietors called and copy 

of Advertisement published. 

Meeting of the Proprietors 

Meeting of the Proprietors by Adjournment, 
Indian Conference, ...... 

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

Council, 

Proclamation by Gov. Fra. Bernard in re 

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





July 


1 




Aug. 


17 




Sept. 


16 




Oct. 


8 




Dec. 


14 


1762 


June 


3 


1763 


June 






July 


18 




July 


23 




July 


23 




Aug. 


22 


1763 


Sept. 


2 




Sept. 


17 


1764 


Mar. 
Nov. 


26 
14 


1765 


Jan. 


30 




May 


23 




Aug. 


14 




Sept. 


18 


1766 


Apr. 


14 




Apr. 


16 



105 



108 



113 



433 



434 



437 



438 



440 



442 



114 



446 



116 



451 
128 

123 

453 
455 
457 
126 
460 
130 



133-134 



135 
135 



May 


28 


May 


29 


Aug. 




Aug. 


23 


Aug. 


24 



XIV CHEONOLOGICAL TABLE 

PAGE 

1766 May 28 Letter William Lithgow, 137 

Meeting of the Proprietors by Adjournment, 461 

Letter Samuel Goodwin, 138 

Letter Samuel Howard 139 

Letter James Howard 140 

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

1767 July 29 Letter James Flagg and Indian letter in- 

closed 144-145 

Aug. 20 Letter James Flagg 146 

Sept. 3 Letter Gershom Flagg 147 

Sept. 6 Extracts of a letter from Thomas Goldthwait 

to the Governor, 148 

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

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

matter, 156 

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

1773 May 4 Conference in Cambridge, Indians asking 

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

1775 July 1 Petition in re Embargo, 163 

July 20 Petition in re Embargo 164 

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

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

1777 Sept. The Petition of the Committees on Safety, 

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



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



OF THE 



STATE OF MAINE 



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

"That the Walls of the Triickhouse of S'' Georges River be 
forthwith repaired and shingled or clapboarded on the out 
and Inside as shall be thought best. — 

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

2 : 9 pounders to be taken from Fort Frederick. 

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

6. 4 pounders to be purchased by the province 

2 good Cohorns and 

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

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

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

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

That there be 6 Cannon at this fort Viz* — 

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

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



Z DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

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

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

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

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

[Signed] W" Pepperrell 

by order of y^ Comittee. 

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

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



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 6 

Memorand'"^ of Provisions (& Amunition. 

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

y® Eastward Provisions & Amunition with Beds & Blanketts 

p Cap' Saunders. — 
60 Cpt Berry of Fahnouth 

50 Cpt Benj^ Muggeridge of 1^" Yarm° 

30 Cpt David Dunning of Brunswick 

15 Cpt Adam Hunter of Topsham 

40 Cpt John Wright of George Town 

30 Cpt Alex"" Nichols of Sheepscot. 

225 

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

13 men added to Pemequid 6 beds & 5 Ditto 

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

35 men to Richmond 16 beds & 13 Ditto 

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

on reverse 
from his Hon"" 10 
Coll" Brinley 10 
ColP Lincoln 8 
ColP Miller 5 

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

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



4 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

Action of House in re Fort. 

In the House of Representatives April lO'*" 1754 

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

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

Meeting of the Proprietors of the Kennebec Purchase. 

Boston, April 17, 1754. 

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

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



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 5 

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

Now it is Unanimously Voted — That in Consideration of 
the aforesaid Assurance given to this proprietee by his said 
Excellency We the said proprietors will forthwith Cause to 
be built a House of Hewen Timber * * * * [as prescribed 
above] * * * And the Committee Viz*^ Thomas Hancock 
Esq, Dr. Silvester Gardiner, Mr. James Bowdoin, M"" Wil- 
liam Bowdoin & M"" Benjamin Hallowell are hereby desired 
to take care that the aforemention'd House be built and 
picquetted in, and the Block-houses and Gentry boxes built 
agreeable to this plan at the Charges of this proprietee. 

A true Coppy. 

David Jeffries prop. cl. 



b DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

William Lithgoiv to Gov. 

May it please Your Excellency 

Sence your Excellencys Last Instructions to me of y* IS*** 
March viz* to Convene as many of y® Indians as I Could 
forthwith, and acquainte them that your Excellency had 
heard y^ French had Builte a Fort Neer y® Heads of Ken- 
nebeck Rivers, and farther to acquainte them of your Ex- 
cellencys Request to them to furnish two Indian pilots to 
Cary two English Men to make Discovery of y^ above sup- 
posed French Settlement kc — and In pursuance of your 
Excellencys above Instructions to me, I have heitherto by all 
oppertunitys Sent out to all y® Indians of y® Nerrigewack 
Tribe as also to those of y® Arsegunticooke Indians and 
others now Hunteing on this Side y^ Continant to Informe 
them your Excellency had Sent an Answer to their Letter 
Wrote y^ Last winter, and that your Excellency was De- 
sirous thay would Com and heer it Red &c — but as yet thare 
have not any !N^umber of them Com to heer s*^ Letter, I 
have Lately Seen Sepperately Two of y^ Cheife men that 
Dictated thare Letter to your Excellency, Viz' PessegTieant 
of Nerrigewock, & Actien of Arsegunticoock, — Y^ Latter 
Indian I saw first, who asked me what IS^ews I tould Him 
all was good News in Boston He then Asked me If an 
Answer was Com to their Letter, I tould Him it was. He 
Desired to heer it Red, upon which I informed Him of Som 
Parts of your Excellencys Letter to them, as that your Ex- 
cellency Saluted ye hole of their Tribes and was glad to heer 
thay ware In Health, and that your Excellency as Longe as 
thay behaived them Selves peaseably v/ith us, that your Ex- 
cellency would not Suffer any Settlements to be made on 
their Land by y^ English Except such as have been fairley 
purchased of them or their ansestors, and that as soon as 
your Excellencys Hurry of Business w^as over this Spring 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 7 

that your Excellency would Certainly pay them a Visit this 
summer god willing, I thought it no ways proper to Com- 
municacte that part of your Excellencys Letter to Him which 
Related to that of takeing Hostages of them for y'' Safe Re- 
turn of Cap' North & Lieu' Fletcher as Knowing well that 
neither of those Cheifes Could give me a Direct answer to 
yoiir Excellencys Demand, but my Chief Reason was on Ac- 
count of y® Jeasuite, I thought If I Should say any thing 
to a Single Indian Conserning our goaing to make Discovery 
of y^ Supposed French Settlement as above that s^ Indian 
would Imedietly Inform y*^ Father which might be of 111 
Consequence to your Excellencys Desigiie of makeing ye 
above s*^ Discovery kc — and also thought it would have at- 
tendency to hasten their Coming In to Keep them In sus- 
pence — for I tould them your Excellency wanted an answer 
to y' Letter and that they could not give one till thare was a 
Number of their Leeding men togather which your Excel- 
lency Desired might be as Speedy as possable and at y*^ same 
time I upbraided them with their Neglect of not Coming to 
heer their Letter Seeing thay ware so Desirous of having an 
answar, and that your Excellency Did not treate their Letters 
when ever thay Sent any with Such Indeffrence but Ime- 
dietly Call*' a Council Let their Business be never So grate 
and allways gave them a Direct answar to all their Letters, 
and that your Excellency Expected thay would take as good 
notice of your Letters as your Excellency allways Did of 
theirs kc — those two fellows tould me y' Indians ware all 
out a Hunting a grate ways back In the Country and be- 
lived Som of them would be in Jn about twenty Days which 
will be y^ Later end of May, I asked them if they would 
not be In with y* Rest of their Breatherin they Boath tould 
me thay belived thay should not, pesegeveut y*" Nerrigewalk 
Chief tould me He was goaing to Gary y*' Jesuite to Canada 
In about 20 Days time. May it please your Excellency this 



8 DOCUMENTAEY niSTOEY 

was Som of y* Discourse that pass*^ between those two Cheif s 
and me. I would not willingly Truble your Excellency any 
farther but upon the whole of what passed I am Sometheing 
apprehensive it will be Difficualt to Bring them to a Heering 
of your Excellencys Letter Excepting Som of y*" Lower Sort 
which will be of Little Consequence, they have stayed out 
longer this Spring than ever I knew them to Do, which I 
think Dos not Lock with a good Countenance, and when ever 
thay Com In tis but one or two at a time and then Imedietly 
away again. I was tould by one thay ware Designed to Do 
mischief Soon Som whairs about Saco or Casco they Seem 
to be very Resarve, thare is one Kite Franck a Frenchman 
who went Lately to Boston with one M'^fadeu a Coster who 
I am tould got som Inteligence Lately from ye Indians Viz* 
that there would soon be Blood a nought Spilt here and In- 
couriged Him to go to Canada with them &c — ^}'our Excel- 
lency Can have him Eximened as He is now In Boston, I 
had no opertunity to see this French man after I had this 
account So Cannot say wheather this be true or not this 
French man Lived on Swan Island Last Winter and is gon 
to Boston on account of His being a faird y^ Indians would 
Carry him to Canada p force as I have heard Him say Him 
selfe because He Deserted from Crown point Fort whare He 
said He was a Sergent In y® French Service, I have advised 
y^ Inhabitents of y^ Fruntiers to order their Busniss In Such 
a manner as thay may be best able to Leave their busness if 
a Larum should be soon, these being the Cheif Inteligents 
I have to Communicate your Excellency at present. — I 
Humbly Beg Leave to Subscribe my selfe your Excellencys 
most Humble & most Dutyfull Serv' &;c 



Richmond Fort May y" 4*^ 1754. 



William Lithgo 



t3"- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE \) 

Letter Capt. Jabez Bradbury. 

Boston, May 7, 1754. 
Sir, 

As the Indians have express'd their Dislike of the Time 
for the Interview with them & for their Receiving Presents 
from this Government; (Viz. In the Month of October) as 
Interfering with the Season of their Hunting, I acquainted 
them that if nothing extraordinary should prevent, I would 
meet them some time in the summer ; & would afterwards 
inform them of the particular time & place of Meeting: I 
have been informed by divers Persons well acquainted with 
the Indians Affairs that their Spring Hunting is seldom over 
till about the end of May ; so that it cann't be supposed that 
they can be assembled till about the fifteenth of June; At 
which time I will endeavour to meet them at Falmouth in 
Casco Bay: And of this you must give the Penobscot Tribe 
& any other Indians near you who are willing to live at Peace 
with us, the fullest & earliest notice you can; Informing 
them that I expect a general Meeting, & that they should call 
on as many of their people as can attend it. And that I 
will order a Vessel to bring '' '^^i f^nm S' Georges to Fal- 
mouth : And you must give the:^ oubsistence while they 
are attending at S^ Georges upon this Affair. 
Opt. Jabez Bradbury 



Extracts of a Letter from Capt. Samuel Goodwin. 

Frankfort on Kennebeck River May 15, 1754. 

T would further Inform your Excellency that the Indians 
have not been in to hear your first Letter altho desired by 
Cap'° Lithgow sundry times & some of their Chiefs he in- 
formed viz^ PassagTiant &c ; in my passage to Tecounet I met 



10 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

one Indian Canoo with two men & one Woman in it, who 
informed me, that all the Indians were come from hunting 
& were at Nerigwock ; I informed them that vour Excellency 
had sent another Letter to the Indians to inform that your 
Excellency was coming down to see them & had set the time. 
& desired them that they would inform all the Rest : hut they 
told me that the Indians were at Xerigwock & that I would 
not go there, but I told them that your Excellency ordered 
me up as high as Tecounet to see if I could see them &c. 
Capt° John North Informed me that he was at Georges 
about fourteen Days ago, & that Cap* Jabez Bradbury told 
him, that the Indians had told him that the French were 
building a Fort on the Back of Mount Disert Hills which I 
suppose he has informed your Excellency of. 

The Stragling Indians that have been into Richmond Fort 
last week have informed the German Settlers at Frank Fort 
that the Canada Indians would certainly fall on English in 
two Sabbath days more, & that all the old People were to be 
Killed & the young carried to Cannada, & told them to take 
care of themselves, & they are now all in Garrison, & what 
to do they know not, but intreat your Excellency's favor & 
protection. 

I am further inform'd by John Howard at Richmond Fort 
that the Indians that were last in, told him, that the Arresi- 
gimticook Indians were gone to fall on the English at Saco 
River, or thereabouts. 

And the Indians have killed a hog at frank Fort, for one 
John Tufts; & one Abram Wyman went to Challenge them 
with it, & one of them discharged a Gun at him & would have 
kill'd him but one of them struck the Gun * * aside, & bid 
him quick walk, or else he would be killed ; this was about 3 
Weeks ago. there is none of the Indians that comes in to 
trade only now & then one or two, who are look'd on only as ' 
Spies, so that they may have the better Advantage of the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 11 

English : Cap' North gives his Duty to your Excellency & 
is always ready to obey your Commands : all which is humbly 
Submitted, & beg Leave to Subscribe myself Your Excel- 
lency's most dutiful, most obedient & very humble Servant. 

Samuel Goodwin. 



Letter William Lithgow. 

May it please your Excellency. 

pessegueent one of y^ most leading Indians of y** Ner- 
rigewack Tribe attended with three others two of which ware 
of y^ penobscott Tribe & y'' other of Nerigewack — Came 
to this Fort <fe gave the following Account and Says 
thay Saw 4 Canada Indians which war Cheif men of y'' 
Worenock Tribes and that those four Cheifs Desired pesse- 
queent & his attendants to Com and Deliver me y*" following 
messige Viz' — that Coughnewage, arssegunticook & Wore- 
nock three sundry Tribes of Indians, Desired y*" English to 
take Care of their Selves for that thay had not for gott how 
y^ English had Served two of their young men about a year 
ago Neer Connecticut River and says thay are now goaing 
to pay their Selves for y^ Loss of y® above 2 Indians Neer a 
place Called by y® Natives Cossechcheewack whare y*" In- 
dians says thare Is a Fort Built and Som Settlements Lately 
begun by y^ English on Connecticut River, and says y^ 
Canada Indians Designs to Commit no acts of Hostility to 
y^ Estward of Saco River and says y^ English may plant 
Safly to y*' Estward of s'' River I Communicated your Ex- 
cellencys two Letters to pessegueent viz' one of y^ first of 
March and the other of y^ 22°** of April Last, all which 
thay s"* thay Liked well, and farther says thay will meet your 
Excellency at Falmouth y® 15"^ June, but I could not gitt 



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pessegueent & his attendence to Say your Excellency might 
Expect a General Meeting of ye Cheifs either of y® S' 
Francois or the Nerrigewaks a greeable to your Excellency's 
Letter of April 22°^ for pessegueent tould me He belived he 
could not attend y^ Interview on Account He with Som of y® 
Xerrigewaks ware a goaing to waite on their Jesuite to 
Canada, I then Reminded Him of the Letter He and y*' 
Arssegunticooks and penobscotts Sent your Excellency Last 
Winter and whather thay had forgott what thay said In that 
Letter, and agreeable to their owai Desires I tould Him your 
Excellency had Condesended to Hasten y"" Interview not 
withstanding y' Hurry of Business your Excellency was in, 
I tould Him also it was not a Light matter for your Excellency 
to Leave your Government to meet a few TriiSling Drunken 
Indians which would be the case if He and the Rest of their 
Chiefmen went to Canada with their Father, I tould Him 
Farther that your Excellency wanted a posetive answar 
wheither your Excellency might Depend upon Seeing all y^ 
Chief men Boath of y^ S' Frances and Nerrigewaks and others 
In order to Settle all Disputes about y' Land and Every- 
thing Else which could not posably be Dun un less that all 
y' Chiefs of their Seavral Tribes war their and that it would 
be a grate a frunt to your Excellency if their Cheefs Did not 
give their attendence, seeing your Excellency Condisended 
to be thair In person, upon which He tould me thay must 
have a meeting with the Canada Indians before thay Could 
give thair answar to what I then s^, I tould him y"" Time was 
Short, and that it Required their utmost Disspatch which 
Ended our Disscource — two Days Sence Quarroowad one of 
y' ISTerigewack Tribe Came here, and Spoke much to y^ Same 
purpose as pessequeent had Dun, but upon askeing Him 
Som Questions Respecting y"" prosedings of y' French at y^ 
Head of Chodier River & Else whares. He gave me the fol- 
lowing account and s*^ y"" French gov' was a bad man and that 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 13 

he had Sett y' Canada Indians on now to Do mischief and 
for y"" Indians Incourigement tells them to have a good Hart 
and by all means prevent y*" Englishes Settling up Kenebeck 
Eiver or elsewhares, and that s'' gov"" will Cover them with 
Forts, In the following places viz* one at y® head of S* Frances 
Kiver, and one at y"" Head of Chodier River, and one at y"" 
Head of penobscott River. He tould me thare was no Fort 
yet built at y'' Head of Chodier River nor at those other 
places He mentioned, but he belived (He s"^) y^ French would 
soon Build them, for they had Talked about building them a 
grate while, I asked Him if he was not mistaken In what he 
now tould me He s*^ He was not, and that He had not tould 
me anything but what He had heard from y" French Gover- 
nour, I tould Him I believed your Excellency would En- 
deavour to pull those French Forts Down as fast as y"" French 
Gov"" Built them. He tould me that was none of His busness. 
I tould him he was Right, and y' Indians must not think 
Hard if your Excellency should Endeavour to prevent y^ 
Frenches Building any more Forts on their Land, which 
would be a Damige to them as well as to us. He tould me 
their was no Settlements begiin on y® Carrying place between 
y'' Heds of Kenneback & Chodier Rivers, but that y^ French 
ware Settled a Little ways tother Side s"* Carrying. Quar- 
roowad Delivered y® above to y" Interpreter and my Selfe, 
and desired I might not make use of His name to any of y® 
Indians, thus I have Cerfully Communicated to your Ex- 
cellency y'' most meteriel Circumstances which passed be- 
tween those Indians & me, worth your Excellencys Notice, as 
I apprehend, — 

I would Beg your Excellencys patience a little till I in- 
forme your Excellency a little more conserning y^ In- 
dians, it apeers to me upon y'' whole of y® N"errigewalks 
and arssegunticooks behaviour that neither of those Tribes 
are very well Disposed at present, In y® Winter thay are In a 



14 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

grate liury for a Treaty with your Excellency early in the 
Spring, and when your Excellencys Letter Came Down In 
march which thay ware Imedietly aquainte thear of, as also 
of your Excellency's Letter of y' 22°'* of April, So that it 
Is but Just now that I have had an opportunity of Keeding 
Either of those two Letters to them which I think Is pritty 
Extreordinary, ware they Sincearly Inclined to meet your 
Excellency as thay Seemed to Express them Selves In the 
Winter, and as their Spring hunting Is now pritty well over 
with a grate many of them I Did Expect they would have 
come In as usual but on y^ Contrary thay act with a grate 
Deal of Caution and Shiness and but very few Coms In, 
and Imediately away again, which Inclines me to think that 
Som of y" ]Srerrigewalks as well as y® Arssegunticooks are 
Consulteing or Joyntely assisteing those Indians which are 
gone against Some Settlements to y^ wast ward of this, and 
when thay have pared their Selves as thay Terme it, for y^ 
two Indians as above, I think thay will ly by at a Disstence 
till thay heer what Reception that action meets with from 
your Excellency, and then If your Excellency is Dissposed 
to Send them a Gracious Letter or two, their Cheifs then may 
vouchsafe after Som time to give your Excellency a Hering, 
and untill these things be Compleated it Is a grate Scruple 
with me wheither your Excellency will have an opportunity 
of Conferring with Either y® Cheifs of y^ ISTerigewacks or S* 
Frances Especialy with the Latter. Its probable y® penob- 
scots may be harty, but I think y* Nerrigewaks will not meet 
your Excellency according to y® time preficed Excepting Som 
of their Infereour Sort, I may be mistaken in this, and 
Humbly offer it as my own opinion, I shall communicate to 
your Excellency their answer as soon as possible, 

with 'Due Regard I Humbly Beg Leave to Subscribe my 
Selfe Your Excellencys most Dutyfull Humble Servt. 
Richmond May y^ 24"" 1754. William Lithgow 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 15 

Deposition of Thomas Walker. 

Thomas Walker of Boston Merchant of Lawful Age Testi- 
fieth and Saith, That being at Louisbourgh in Sept 1753, he 
saw divers Indians at Louisbourgh and some little Difference 
arising in the Street between one of said Indians and an 
Englishman the Indian told the Englishman that he wished 
he could meet him in the Woods he would Scalp him. The 
Deponent afterwards entered into Conversation with the said 
Indian who told him he was one of the Party who killed eleven 
English Persons the preceeding Summer and further added 
that Father De Loutre payed the Indians one hundred Livres 
for Every English Scalp and one hundred & fifty Livres for 
the Scalp of an Officer. This Indian Conversed with the 
Deponent in French and further said that Cause belonged 
to them (meaning as the Deponent apprehended to the 
French) and added that the Indians would Scalp all the Eng- 
lish they should find there. 

Thomas Walker 

June 11 1751 — Sworn before the Governor in Council 



Meeting of Council. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

At a Council held at Falmouth in Casco Bay Wednesday 
June 26, 1751. 

Present — 

His Excellency William Shirley Esq"" Governour &c. 
The Honble John Osborne The Hon''''' Sylvanus Bourne 

Samuel Danforth John Hill 

Samuel Watts Andrew Oliver 

Esq""^ Jabez Fox Esq" 



16 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Mr. Ezekiel Price was appointed by his Excellency the 
Governour to be Secretary pro haec vice & thereupon took 
the several oaths by Law required to qualify him for the Dis- 
charge of that Trust. 

Advis'd that his Excellency the Governour be desired to 
take up a suitable Vessel to be sent to S' George's in order to 
fetch the Penobscot Indians to meet his Excellency at Fal- 
mouth — also Advis'd that Jabez Foz Esq'' be impower'd to 
agree with Capt Moses Pearson for a Vessel suitable for the 
Service aforesaid. 

At a Council held at Falmouth in Casco Bay Thursday 
June 27. 1754. 

Presnt [Same as above] — 
His Excellency the Governour communicating to the Coun- 
cil the Draft of a Letter from him to the Penobscot Indians 
dated this day unanimously advised that his Excy be desired 
to forward the aforementioned Letter as soon as Possible. 

At a Council held at Falmouth in Casco Bay June 28. 
1754 

Present [Same as on previous page] 
His Excellency having proposed for the consideration of 
the Board, whether it would not be more advisable for him to 
have an Interview & Conference with the ISTorridgewalk 
Indians who have been waiting several days in order to treat 
& confer with his Excellency — unanimously Advis'd that 
his Excellency be desired to Confer w''' the l^orridgwalk 
Indians separately to morrow in the forenoon & not wait any 
longer for the Arrival of the Penobscot Indians. 

[Again Council met — entry as above July 2.] 
His Excellency communicated to the Board a Letter he had 
received from Jabez Bradbury Esq"" Capt° of S' Georges Fort 
in w*^^ was inclos'd a Letter from the Jesuit of the Penobscot 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 17 

Tribe of Indians to the Jesuit of the ISTorridgwalk Tribe w'^'' 
last mention'd Letter was intercepted by Capt. Bradbury. 

Council on "Fryday July 25" — entry as before, Present 
Messrs. Osborne, Watts, Hill, as in previous sessions, with 
Messrs. John Greenleafe, James Minot, John Wheelwright, 
Benj"^ Lincoln — 

Unanimously Advis'd that his Excellency the Govemour 
stay at Falmouth until Maj'' General Winslow return from 
his march up to the head of Kennebec River &c and as long 
afterwards as his Excelly shall judge proper upon the Ad- 
vices he shall receive from the General at his Return from 
the March. 

His Excellency the Governour acquainting the Board that 
being willing to Ease the province in their Charge on ace* 
of the present Expedition to the Eastern parts of the 
province would consent to Return to Boston in the Sloop 
Massachusetts, & that the Ship Burreau in the pay of the 
Province might be Dismiss'd. 

Advis'd that the said Ship be Dismiss'd at her Return to 
Boston accordingly. 

His Excellency mentioning to the Board the many Out- 
rages & Hostilities suppos'd to be done by one Polan an 
ArssagTinticook Indian. 

Unanimously advised that his Excellency be desir'd to 
pursue such measures as he shall think most proper for tak- 
ing & securing the said Indian that so any further mischief 
may be prevented being done by the said Indian. 

Council Aug. 5, 1754. Present Governor and Messrs. 
Col° Greenleafe, Capt Hill, Fox, Wheelwright, Col. Minot, 
Col" Lincoln, Capt Ewing. 

His Excellency the Governour communicated to the Board 
the several Letters he had receiv'd from Gen. Winslow since 
the 25'^ July last past. 



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Advis'd that it be recommended to his Excellency the 
Gov'' to send orders to have Fort Halifax built on the Emi- 
nence near a Fork of Land at Taconnett Falls, & that a 
strong Block house be erected on the Fork, 

Advis'd that a Road be cutt thro the Woods on the main 
Land between Fort Halifax & Fort Weston. 

Council Sept. 4 1754. 
Present, the Governor, with Capt. Watts, Mr. Wheelwright 
& Mr. Fox 

His Excellj communicated to the Gentlemen of the Coun- 
cil several Letters he receiv'd from the Western Parts of the 
Province relating Hostilities having been committed by the 
Indians in those parts which Letters were inclosed in a 
packet from M"" Secretary Willard. 

Also the Letter rote by his Excelly to the Secretary & his 
Instructions to Col° Israel Williams relating to these In- 
dians Likewise two Letters from his Excellency one to the 
Penobscott Indians & the other to the Norridgwalk Indians 
reminding them of their promise to join their Young Men 
with ours in case any Hostilities should be committed by the 
Indians of the other Tribes. Advis'd that the last men- 
tioned Letters be dispatch'd as soon as Possible. 

Att' Ezekill Price, Secry pro hae Vice. 



Articles of Agreement between Capt. Isaac Illsley and his 
Excellency Williani Shirley, Esq. 

Articles of agreement Indented & made the Sixth day of 
July, A. D, 1754, between Cap*° Isaac Ilsley of Falmouth 
in Casco Bay in the Province of the Massachusetts bay — 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 1-9 

Carpenter of the one part, and his Excellency William Shir- 
ley Esq"" Governonr of the said Province of the other part as 
follows Viz' The said Capt° Isaac Ilsley Covenants prom- 
ises and Agrees to and with the said William Shirley, that 
he will on the ninth day of July instant, proceed with twelve 
other persons, all carpenters, w^liom he hath engaged for that 
purpose, to Kennebec River, in a Schooner or other Vessell 
to be hired by the said Government, and there continue with 
the aforesaid twelve other Persons for the space of two 
months, to be employed in helping to Build a Fort designed 
to be erected at or near Taconick falls, or such other place 
upon or near the said River as shall be judged most con- 
venient by major General Winslow, according to such orders 
as he and they shall from time to time receive from the per- 
son or Persons, who shall have the Superintendency and di- 
raction of the said Works, and the said William Shirley in 
behalf of the aforesaid Government, Covenants promises and 
Agrees to and with the said Isaac Ilsley that he shall be paid 
for the work of himself and the aforesaid twelve persons 
after the rate herein after mentioned viz* — for himself and 
his apprentices being five of the said Twelve Carpenters at 
the rate of nine pounds old tenour p day, and for six others 
of the said Workmen at the rate of thirty shillings of the like 
Tenour per day for each of them and for John Tomes being 
the other Carpenter engaged by him at the rate of forty five 
shillings of the like Tenour per day together with the 
Province's ordinary allowance of Provisions and Drink for 
the Subsistence of himself and the said Twelve other Car- 
penters engag'd by him as aforesaid : The said Pay & al- 
lowance of Provisions and Drink to Commence on the 
Eighth day of July instant, and to continue until their re- 
turn to Falmouth aforesaid, and to be transported home to 
said Falmouth at the Expense of Government aforesaid. 



20 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In Witness whereof the Parties herein first aforenamed 

have hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first 

aforementioned. 

W. Shirley (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in presence of us 

Mascarene. 

Jos. Calef. 



Order of House. 

In House Oct. 30, 1754 — 

Ordered that the sum of three hundred pounds be ad- 
vanced & apply'd by the Commissary General out of the 
Truck trade as a present to the Penobscot and Norridgwalk 
tribes of Indians. 

Concurr'd in Council. Consented to by GoV 

In Council Nov. 12, 1754 — 

Voted that his Excellency be desired to order the whole or 
any part of the Presents intended for the Penobscot and Nor- 
ridgwalk Indians to be delivered or the delivery thereof to 
be suspended according as it shall appear to him will be most 
for the publick Service. 

In House Concurred : Consented to by Gov. 

In House 'Roy. 12, 1754 

Voted that his Excellency the Governour be desired to 
suspend delivering the present ordered this sitting of the 
Court for the J^orridgewalk & Penobscot tribes of Indians un- 
till he obtain Satisfaction they were not concerned in 
the late attack upon the English near the Garrison at Ta- 
conock on Kennebeck Kiver. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 21 

In Council, amended — new draft made, — probably the 
preceeding — and passed — 

General Court voted to send James Bean and one other 
to see if the French are building a fort on the Carrying place 
between the Kennebec and Chandiere Voted April 4. 

Indian Letter. 

November 11, 1754. 

Brother. I have had news by a Cannoo from Canada with 

a Letter ; the Parliment of f ranee wrote to us Indians ; our 

Children of Penobscot we tell you its all well here, we and 

the English Love one another well k we Know that for five 

years to com there will be no diiference ; and we understand 

the difference thats amongst you Indians, and as we have 

heard of it, there will be another Governor Sent to Quabeck 

in the Spring and he will be one thats wise & knows the way 

of the Indians he is Governors Voodrils Son he is in hast 

to put out the fier that has been kindled We earnestly de- 

sier to Se him that the fier may be put out ; you ar our 

Children & we tell you this, we are poor and shall ly Still. 

N^ow what we Know thats good that we shall follow, do you 

look out for the best & follow that which is good. I salute 

you and all the Council 

Kehoorit Squadook's Son. 

Vote of House. 

In House of Reprs ISTov. 11, 1754 and Council 12^*^ 

Voted to desire Gov. to order to enlist or to impress Thirty 
Effective men to reinforce the Garrison at Taconock on Ken- 
nebeck R. Also that Com'' Gen provide one hundred pair 
of Snow Shoes k as many pair of Mogasons for use at 
Taconick. 



22 DOCUMEIS^TARY HISTORY 

Petition of John Winslow. 

[To the Governor & Gen Court] 

The Petition of John Winslow Commander of the Forces 
lately Imployed for the Defence of the Eastern Parts of this 
Province in behalf of the Officers and Soldiers that were 
under his Command Humbly Sheweth — 

That the Commissary General was directed & did Issue 
to each man one Blanket, one Knapsack, & Bandileer, and 
that altho the Expedition was not long, yet the Service was 
such by continued Marches and Passing sometimes by Water, 
and some times by Land, lying on the Ground, and trans- 
porting Provisions as well in their Blanketts as Knapsacks, 
and divers men intirely lost their Blanketts as well as Arms 
by oversetting their Boats <S:c. — and that the whole of these 
Articles are Wore out, and rendered Unserviceable. 

Your Memorialist for & in behalf of the said Officers & 
Soldiers, Humbly Prays that the Blanketts, Knapsacks & 
Bandileers as they were actually worn out in the Service may 
be given to them gTatis, and the Commissary be directed not 
to charge them in their particular Accounts, and he in behalf 
of said Forces as in Duty Bound shall ever Pray. 
[Passed Dec. 4, 5, 1754] 

John Winslow. 



Penobscots to Governor. 

December 9*'' 1754 
Brother — 

We did all we Could Last year & Can do no more, we went 

to Cannada last year to stop them, after we Came back, we 

Concluded where we Should Set down this winter ; and then 

we heard what our Breathren of S* John said, which was 

brethren we Look on you and what you say & do we also shall 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 23 

do. the Mukimuks we could not se or Speak with ; but the S* 

John's will Se them, and we know they will bid and quiat; 

we have not jet heard from those at Cannada and if we 

should not have an answer, shall think they did not mind us. 

We would have you strive for peace whilst the Kings are 

quiat: All we of Penopscot Salute the Governor and 

Council. 

Wambemando 

and others of their Chiefs. 



Vote of House in re Fort. 

In House of Representatives, Dec"" 23, 1754. — 

Voted that his Excellency the Captain General be desired 
as soon as may be to Appoint some Suitable Person to repair 
to Fort Hallifax on Kennebeck River with Special Authority 
to Strengthen the same as also the Block house or redoubt on 
the Hill near the same in such manner as to make the same 
proof Against Small Cannon in such parts of those fortresses 
as are Exposed to the Approach of an Enemy And that the 
s"^ person be authorized to govern & conduct the whole affair 
of s*^ Garrison during his stay there & that he be directed to 
employ the Soldiers in Scouting & Garrison Duty: also to 
do the Labour necessary to Strengthen s^ Fortresses at such 
moderate rates as he may agree with them, & in case of y® 
Death or Sickness of s*^ person that his Excelly be desired to 
appoint some other person to perfect the same — 

And also that the Cap General be desired to give Orders 
for reinforcing S'^ Garrison with forty effective men to be 
taken out of the Independent Companies at the Eastward 
And further that the Cap' General be desired to order that 
four hundred & Sixty men more be raised out of the s** 



24 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Independent Companies & the militia nearest the s^ Gar- 
rison from whence they may be best spared be held in readi- 
ness to march instantly for their relief on the first Advice 
of an Attack or the Approach of an Enemy — And that s"* 
Forty men be kept in the pay of the Government during the 
time the works are carrying on for the Strengthening s" 
Garrison not to exceed two months from the tenth day of 
Jan'' next & then dismissed and that the s"^ four hundred & 
sixty men afores*^ be entitled to no pay but from the day they 
shall march. [Passed <&:c— Dec. 24 & 26, 1754] 

First twelve lines of foregoing quoted in Article ''Fort 
Halifax," in Me. Hist. Coll., Vol. 8, p. 244. 



Indians to Gov. Shirley. 

January 8'^ 1755 
Brother 

You are very wright in saying youd follow Gover° Dum- 
mers Treaty, and you have don it ; we Cant do as you told 
us, we have hinder'd the Indians from coming against you, 
and you must hinder the English from Coming against us, 
we have don all thats in our Power to do, we told you of 
that Scout that were gon out which we did not see ; we shall 
indeaver to keep Governor Dunmaers Treaty, and shall al- 
ways let you know when any Indians are coming against you. 

We salute you and the Council and hope God will guide 
you 

!Necterramet and others 

P S All our young men salute you & give you thanks for 
the Present sent them ; we should be glad a Sloop might bring 
Provision in the Spring into our River if you can it being A 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 25 

great way to fetch it from Georges, we shall prevent mis- 
chief being don any where as well as here, as soon as See 
v/ill permit we shall go over to Canada. 



Gov'' Shirley to Council et als. 

Gentlemen of the Council & House of Representatives, 

Having received Intelligence from Cap' Bradbary of the 

removal of the Penobscot Indians to a greater distance from 

our Truck House at S' Georges thro the Artifices of the 

French Jesuit, & the imminent Danger there is of a War in 

that Quarter I have ordered the Secretary to lay the Letters 

themselves before you for your advisement upon the affair. 

W. Shirley 
Feb. 17 1755.— 



Report of Committee. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Consideration 
of his Excellencys message of the 17*'' instant and the letters 
accompanying the same have attended the service and are 
humbly of opinion 

That his Excellency be desired to signify by a Letter to 
the Penobscot Indians the favorable opinion which his Ex- 
cellency & the two Houses have conceived of the conduct of 
said Indians in endeavouring to prevent hostilities against 
the English from the other tribes & in their own peaceable 
and friendly disposition towards his Majestys Subjects ever 
since the Peace; and that with respect to their desire that a 
Vessel may be sent with provisions to Penobscot the Govern- 
ment do not approve of delivering supplies from any places 



26 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

but the public Truckhouses and although there is a coinino- 
dious Truckhouse at S' Georges yet if the Indians appre- 
hend it more convenient to have one at Penobscot they shall 
be gratified in it and they retain their property in all their 
lands notwithstanding the placing such a Truckhouse there 
as fully & securely as they do at present. 

Jacob Wendell by order 

[In Council Feb. 24, 1Y55. accepted. In House 25*^ 
concurred. ] 



C. L. Leiss7ier to Gov. Shirley. 
Sir. 

Your Excellency will pardon my taking the Liberty, in 
troubling you with this. The Waare of which there is at 
present so much talke of, is not onely so freightfull to the 
Settlers of this Place, but their not being provided the neces- 
sary Ammunition, as Powder and Ball, and some being in- 
tirely without any Fire Arms; they have in so fair pro- 
vided as to built five Garrisons, and are to built Three more 
and it would be a very necessary thing, to have Three or 
Four small Cannon in the Upper Garrison, as the same is all- 
most at the end of the Settlement, and Two large Hills to be 
defended ; Therefore I and the Inhabitants of this Place, 
Pray your Excellenceys assistance in the above mentioned 
Articles ; and I in Duty bound Subscribe myself Your Ex- 
cellencys most Hum*"'^ & Ob"^ Servant to Command 

C. L. Leissner 
agent to Brig^"" Waldo. 
Broad Bay 29^^ Janr^ 1755. 

please to send me y^ name of him y*^ was lately made Cap* 

at Broad Bay 

Yo' J. W. 



OP THE STATE OF MAINE 2Y 

Order of House. 

In House of Representatives Feb^ 22*^ 1755. 

Voted that his Excellency the Captain General be desired 
to give Order that there be sent to Broad bay Three small 
Canon two pounders One Barrel of Powder & a proper pro- 
portion of Ball out of the Magazine of the province and put 
the same under the Care of some proper Officer there to be 
improved for the defence of that place Against the Common 
Enemy & not otherwise. 

Passed & concurred, & consented to. — 



Memorial of Enoch Freeman. 

Humbly Shews Enoch Freeman Captain of the Battery in 
Falmouth Casco Bay that the following things he apprehends 
are at this Juncture necessary & wanting for the Said Bat- 
tery, Viz* 

More Guns, Shot and Powder 

the Walls & Guard House to be Clapboarded 

the Flanker Door to be repaired 

A I^ew Gate at the Entrance 

the Watch Box wants repairing 

New Carriages all but one 

Windows for the Guard Room Chamber 

and Cartridge Paper & 

A New Flagg 32 feet Long & 17 feet Deep. 

Wherefore the said Enoch Freeman Prays this Hon*"^® 
Court's Consideration of the Premises and that what may be 
thought necessary may be allow'd him to provide for the same, 
and more Especially the Powder and Cartridge Paper, which 
was Expended, the summer past during his Excellency's 



28 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

being there & treating with the Eastern Indians and the Flag 

which was worn out at y^ Same Time, and the said Freeman 

as in Duty Bound will ever pray &c 

Enoch Freeman 



Action of House, 

Note of (Governor) accompanying the above: regards the 
request as reasonable, and it is recommended to consideration 
of the House that Effectual Care shall be taken to relieve 
them in a time not Exceeding three months from this time. — 

[Passed and approved.] Aug 14, 1755. 

In House of Rep^ Sept. 26 — 

Letters from Capts. Lithgow and Goodwin were read and 
it was Voted that orders be given that a sufficient number of 

men now in service of the province should assist in transport- 
ing — [not to guard simply] — the Stores from Richmond and 
Western to Fort Hallifax as soon as may be. 

In House of Rep^ Oct. 1. — 

Voted orders be given to Officers in the towns of the East- 
ern and Western Frontiers to oblige the Soldiers under their 
respective Commands to go compleatly Arm'd to their several 
places of publick worship on Lord's Days in this time of 
Danger. Concurred ; Consented to. 

In the House of Rep^ Ocf 30, 1' 

Voted That The following Establishment be made for the 
Defence of the Eastern & Western Frontiers of this Province 
Viz' — That Fort Hallifax & the Store house at Cushnoc be 
garrisoned with Eighty men and no more : 

The Fort at Brunswick w"* five men & no more : 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 29 

Fort Frederick at Pemmaquid w'^'' twenty men & no more : 

The Truck house at S' Georges with thirty five men and 
no more : 

The Truck house at Saco with fifteen men and no more : 
* * * Western Frontier. * * * 

The same to Commence ISTov. 5 ; continue to March 5, & 
no longer. Pay and subsistence, same as provided June 11, 
last. — Any men in Pay on Frontiers not herein mentioned are 
to be discharged. Concurred in: Consented to. — 

In House of Representatives, March 29, 1755. — 

Ordered that the Town of Falmouth be & hereby are di- 
rected to repair the Fort in s*^ Town within Three months 
from this time or return the money into the province Treas- 
ury Granted to build a Fort there within Six months and that 
M"" Commissary General be directed to supply s"* Town with 
Three Barrels of powder, Three quire of Cartridge paper & 
a New Flagg in lieu of what was Expended & worn out while 
his Excellency was there at the last Interview with the East- 
ward Indians. 

[Passed and Concurred in] — 

In Council, June 17, 1755. 

Voted that his Excellency be desired to give his Orders 
to the Several Commanders & Ofiicers of the Garrisons & 
Truckhouses, not to supply the Penobscot Indians with any 
more Powder & Ball or any other sort of Goods till further 
Order, except such of them as may joyn our Inhabitants in 
fighting the Indian Enemy. — 



Letter Gov. Shirley to Col. Ez. Cushing. 

Whereas His Majestys Service requires that the Guard for 
Convoying the public Stores to Fort Halifax be made up Two 



30 DOCUME^YTARY HISTORY 

Hundred Men, and one Hundred Men only being as yet 
raised for that Service you are hereby required in his Majes- 
tys Name forthwith to impress out of the Regiment of 
Militia under your Command one hundred able bodied Men 
well armed for the high Service & you are hereby impowered 
& directed to impress so many of said Hundred men as you 
shall find necessary out of the Independent Companies in 
your Regiment any Exemption by my Order given them from 
any Military Duty notwithstanding ; And what men you shall 
take out of the Independent Companies you must put under 
the immediate Command of some of their own officers And 
all the Men so impressed must be immediately sent to Ken- 
nebeck River to attend to the Duty before mentioned accord- 
ing to such Directions as they shall receive from Cpt W™ 
Lithgow. Hereof fail not. Given under my Hand & Seal 
at Boston the 19'^ day of May 1755, in the 28'*^ year of his 

Maj'*"' Reign. 

W. Shirley.— 

Xote: War with Indians: On pg. -iSO, In House, a pro- 
posal to declare war was referred to a Committee May 30. — 
On pg. 435-7 is their Report, considered amended, recom- 
mitted, June 3. — On pg. 447, Final action, viz ; 



Action of House. 

In the House of Representatives June 9. — 

Voted that His Excellency the Captain General & Gov- 
ernour be desired immediately to declare War against the 
ArasagTintacook Tribe of Indians, and all other Tribes of 
Indians eastward & northward of Piscataqua River, the 
Penobscot Tribe only Excepted. 

That his Excellency be desired to inform said Penobscott 
Tribe, that this Government is sincerely desirous to maintain 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 31 

Peace and Amity with them, and to take into their Pay and 
Subsistence all snch of their Tribe as are able body'd effec- 
tive men, capable of bearing Arms, and will act offensively 
with us ; and upon which, by all the Treaties now subsisting 
between us and the Penobscott Tribe, they are obliged to take 
up Arms as aforesaid : And that upon their so Doing this 
Government will at their own Charge take Care of and sup- 
port their Invalids, Women and Children, if they will come 
amongst us, and put themselves under our Protection. 

That for the Defence of the Eastern Frontiers, a March- 
ing Army be raised by Inlistment, consisting of Three Hun- 
dred Men exclusive of Officers ; that they be constantly em- 
ploy'd in Scouting, and that their Destination be as follows; 
That Fifty men be employ'd in scouting from Lebanon to 
Saco River ; Sixty men from Saco River to IS^ew Boston b}^ 
the way of Pearson and Hobbs Town and ISTew Gloucester; 
ninety men from ISTew Boston to Frankfort; One Hundred 
men from Frankfort to the Truck House on S' George's 
River. 

That the Pay for the Officers and Soldiers be the same as is 
now established for the Officers and Soldiers in the intended 
Expedition against Crown Point, and the subsistence the 
same, as was allowed to marching Forces, during the last 
War, and a Bounty of Three Dollars be given to each Soldier 
that may inlist and find his own gim. * * * [ * * * 
Same bounty for Prisoners & Scalps, as previously] 

That there be but two Commission Officers, Viz* a Captain 
and Lieurtenant to a Company of not less than Forty five 
men ; that the Establishment be for five Months, to Com- 
mence from the Twentieth Day of June Instant and no 
longer ; that the Pay and subsistence of the Soldiers that may 
be inlisted as aforesaid commence upon the Day of their In- 
listment, and that an Establishment be made accordingly. 



32 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Also Voted that Fort Hallifax, and the Store House at 
Cushnoc be garrison'd with Eighty men and no more. Fort 
Frederick at Pemaquid with Twenty men and no more. The 
Truckhouse at Saco w^ith Fifteen men and no more. 

Also Voted, That Richmond Fort is of no Service for the 
Defence of the Eastern Country, and therefore that the Cap- 
tain General be desired to dismantle the same, and give 
Orders for the Removal of the Province Stores which are 
there; and that His Excellency the Captain General be de- 
sired to give Orders that all those men who were impressed 
to guard the Province Stores up to Fort Hallifax be dis- 
missed upon their having performed that Service. 

* * * [the remainder relates to the Western Frontier] 

In Council concur'd June lO*^^ 1755. Consented to. 

W. Shirley. 



Capt Bradbury reports concerning Indians seen &c. 

Sir: — Boston, June 17, 1755. 

I herewith send you a Letter to the Indians of the Penob- 
scot Tribe proposing to them to join in Subduing the other 
Indians that have engaged in Acts of Hostility with my 
Proclamation for Declaring War against them You will see 
this Letter & Proclamation faithfully interpreted to as many 
of those Indians & of the Chiefs of them as you can soon as- 
semble : And take their Answer with the greatest Exactness, 
& send it with your observations & opinions respecting their 
Dispositions & Designs. 

I am your most assur'd Friend and Serv* 

[No Sig.] 

Capt° Bradbury. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 33 

Gov Shirley to Penobscot Indians. 

Boston June 17, 1755. 

My Good Friends and Bretlii'en — 

The perfidious Dealings of jSTorridgewock, Aresaguntacook 
& Wawenock Indians in cruelly Murdering & Captivating the 
People under my Government after they have in the most 
solemn Manner (especially the Norridgewocks ) so lately 
confirmed their Treaties of Peace with us, have obliged me 
after long Patience »t many Endeavours to have the Peace 
maintained, to enter into War with them as you will find by 
my Proclamation which I now send you. 

And as the Penobscot Tribe have distinguished themselves 
from the rest of the Indians by endeavouring to dissuade the 
other Indians from their cruel and treacherous Designs 
against us & by their own peaceable Deportment towards us, 
I do now assure you that if you shall continue in amity with 
the English you shall receive such marks of kindness from us 
as will effectually convince you that your Interest lies more 
in our Friendship than in anything the French can do for 
you. 

And particularly I would in behalf of this Province & 
Agreeable to our Treaties with you desire that all such of 
your Tribes and able bodied effective men capable of bearing- 
arms would act offensively with us against those Indians who 
in the Most audacious Manner have Violated their solemn 
Treaties with us ; By which Treaties you have obliged your- 
selves to take up Arms as aforesaid ; 

And upon your thus Doing this Government will take care 
of & support your old, sick & wounded People & your Women 
& Children if they will come among us & put themselves also 
under our Protection. 



34 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I desire you would deliberately consider the Proposals I 
now make & give me a full answer thereto as soon as may be. 
I am your Assur'd Friend and Brother. 



Reply of Penobscot Indians. 

June y'' 27'^ 1755. 

Governer Shirley: Brother we Salute you and all the 

Counsel, we are glad that you have Keept what we agTeed 

upon, we always thought that the Cannada Indians wou*^ 

bring us into Trouble, And what you desired of us we have 

done. You Told us that those that came against us in a hostile 

manner, we must Joyn and goe against them ; let Us know 

when we must do it, they have hurt us As well as You, and 

three of our men are now Come up to wait on You, which 

will be a proof of our Sincerity, And we Expect that our 

wives & Children will be Supported at our village till our 

return, they that have hurt You already are gone off & will do 

it no more, & we shall always let you know truly when There 

is danger, there shall no Damage be done on this Side 

Penmequid. You must not think that we Disemble, if you 

Could see our hearts You'd know that we are true. War 

will hurt us as well as You therefore we are strong Against 

it, if there Should be war between England and franco & we 

should Come over to you, our women and Children must be 

well used. 

We again Salute You. 

Wombemando 

ISToodaganawit 

& Mesel 

in behalf of our Tribe. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 35 

Jabez Bradbury to Gov. Shirley. 

May it Please your Excellency 

I have this day Seen that which was the most surprising 
to me of any thing I ever met with before Viz. when I had 
read your Ex'^'^ letter to nine of the most Considerable men 
of the Penobscot Tribe, and they were going out to Consult 
and return an answer Cap' Fletcher Came into the Room & 
told me that many of the inhabitants, with the men he had 
inlisted into his Company (of this Garrison) which were 
neare twenty in number, and most of the remaining part of 
the Garrison ; were all in arms & had determined that the 
Indians Should never go of until they had given them Satis- 
faction, by complying with the Governours terms proposed 
to them in his Letter ; upon which I went out to them, and 
askt why they appeared in that manner; was answered al- 
most Unanimously that they were Resolved the Indians 
Should not go well away till they had givin them Satisfac- 
tion ; Capt Fletcher teling me at the same Time he had orders 
for doing what was don & that he must ansM^er it, ading that 
he was obliged to do as he had don to prevent greater mis- 
chief viz. Bloodshed, (the people being greatly inrag'd) I 
told the men they had acted directly Contrary to the Gover°' 
Declaration of Warr & to his directions to me, but did not 
prevail with them to quit their arnies, nor their Resolution 
and not being able to use force, thought it best to give Soft 
words ; then some of the Indians went out Leaving others as 
hostages and consulted with their men who were at som dis- 
tance from us ; after which they returned wrote the inclosed 
Letter and said they had Concluded to send Som of their 
men to Boston to waite on the Governor ; upon which I 
venterd to tell them when their men Embarkt for Boston I 
woud trade with them, & not before. 



36 DOCUMENTARY HISTOKY 

Refer your Ex^ to Cap* Fletcher who acompanies this, for 

a more perticuler acct. and Subscribe myself your Excelencys 

Most obedient Humble Serv*^ 

Jabez Bradbury 
S* Georges June 27, 1755. 

P, S. I intreat your Excelencv as I have more than once 

already, that I may be dismisd from my Charge here. 

Am as above, 

J. B. 
[Added on back of Sheet] 

May it please your Excelency 

I am inclined to think that y^ penobscots are most of them 

Dessirous of peace, but whether they have don all that was 

in their power to Prevent the mischief Latly don us, I am 

not Suer of, though they insist upon it that they have; they 

now seem to be in Earnest that they' Joyne us against the 

Common Enemy, but how much to be relied on I am not 

able to tell. Your Ex^ as on the other side — 

J Bradbury. 

James CargiU's Memorandum relating to the Killing 
Indians. 

A Mimarandum of my transactions with my Company of 
Yoluntiers. 

July the 1^* Went from home with Twenty tow men with 
a Disire to March on the Back of the Inhabitants and got to 
Broadbay and stayed all night. 

the 2^ Filled up my Company to Thirty one men and 
Sat out to march all Round the Inhabitants of Gorges to 
strive to come on some of the Enemys lurking Places and 
Came out on the River about Six Miles below the Fort and 
found there some canons and went over and marched about 
five miles and came up with three Indians and Killed and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 37 

Found their Cannon and left nine men there and mised one 
man but found that he had refused to any further so went on 
with twenty one men, about five miles and about sunsett 
came on sum Indians & Shot on them and Killed nine of 
them and the Rest runaway and so we returned to our men 
which we had left and rested all night — 

the 3^ Went to Georges and got some men from Capt 
Broadberry and Capt Nickels and his Company and some 
more men from Georges and went out and Buried the Dead 
and Brought away our Cannons and lugage and then con- 
cluded to take our Provisions for to march and to go to the 
IsTorthard and so to go up Kennebeck or to Macias so I went 
to Capt Broadberry and Demanded Stors and he refused to 
let me have any — 

the 4*^" In the morning called my men togather and told 

them that I could not get any stors for them there and so 

we Devided our Cannons and what small Plunder we had 

got and So I told them to Shift Every man for himself so set 

out for home. 

A true Coppy pr me 

James Cargill. 

[No date but filed July 1, 2, 3, 4 1755.] 



Report of Alex'' Nikels. 

Report to Governor of Scouting, — Frankfort to S* Georges 
July 1-29, 1755.— by Alex"" Nikels Jun-^ 

''22"^ We took our alowance [at Newcastle] and being in- 
formed by the inhabitants of Herentown and penmequid of 
Indians being in the woods about muskungais and that they 
wore akilling of cattle there and people was afraid and not 
being quit well my self I sent my leutenant with 27 men who 



38 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ranged all them woods but could find no apearance of Indians 

and returned horn the 24*'"' * * * 

There is nothing been remarkable that I think worth while 

to mention. 

Alex"" Nikels Juner 
Read in Council Aug 8, 1755. 

Note: A letter from the same to Governor, — from New- 
castle July 26, 1755, mentions new orders to Capt. Hatcher at 
S' Georges who is to scout westward only to Damariscotta, — 
hence Nikels requests to scout from Newcastle to Frankfort 
and between F. & Damariscotta. 



Journal of U John Stack pole. 

Scouting from North Yarmouth, to New Boston, New 
Gloucester, and to Androscogin River, — also one march up 
Kennebeck River. — July 1755. 

No incidents: details very briefly movement each day. 
It seems tho Stackpole keeps the journal, and reports to the 
Secretarys office as if in command, yet Capt Beveridge held 
the command. 4"* Marched to N. Yarmouth ; 5'*^ to New 
Boston ; 6*^ Sunday scouted round the Fort ; — Mon. & Tues. 
to Androscoggin River ; Wed. & Thurs ; returned to N. Bos- 
ton and scouted round the Fort; Friday 11'*^ sent 10 men for 
provisions; Rest to Riol's river with "Capt Beveredg" to 
search the proprietors provision: 14'^^ to 22"^ — from N. Yar- 
mouth to Brunswick, Cathance, Richmond, at Capt. Lith- 
gow's wish to Fort Western, to Fort Halifax; and returned. 
23"^ from N. Y. — to New Boston ; met (other) scout return- 
ing, left some to guard the forte: 26*'' marched towards 
"Ammascogin :" 29*'' returned to New Gloucester; 30*'' the 
night at New Boston, 31^* towards Ammascogin, — then to 
N. Yarmouth — 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 39 

Report of Scouting in Saco River Territory. 
— bj Wm. Gerrish — July-Augiist, 1755. — 
June 30, Marched from ^'Barwick/' — to Lebanon, Little 
River falls, — Swan Pond, — Saco river, & encamped at Block 
House ; July 3, marched N. W., to Massabeesick pond, — to 
Mousam river, eastern branch ; to Bonnibeeg Hill ; — to Bar- 
wick. 9"' marched to Lebanon, encamped at Capt. Tibbetts 
House, ''where there was an Hundred and Seventy Souls 
Dwelt under that Roof"— 10'" I^. W. to Lovells pond ; K. 
]Sr. E. to Beaver pond, and ''upper Samon fall pond" — 12 
ms. long, 6 in breadth ; 'N. E. to Osabeg' hills ; and over on 
of the highest of the hills called Palmasicket: 13"' marched 
N. W. by N. to Great Osaby River, and K. E. by E. to Little 
Osaby pond ; then 'N. E. to a Large River ; — S. E. to a pond, 
5 ms in length, 2 in breadth : 15"' to Saco river 25 ms above 
Samon falls ; thence to the Block House, — and to Biddeford 
for provisions.^ — J^^lj IS"' marched W. by ]!^. encamped in 
"the Desarts ;" — 19"* by Bonnibeeg pond to Barwick IsTorth 
Parrish, and "marcht to Church and heard prayers ;"^ — on 
23'"'^ & 25"' Wed. & Fri. — marched to "Commecerays for alow- 
ance and there was none to receive," but on 30'" "received 
all Back alowance," — J^^ly 31 to Aug 9. — marching — to 
Lebanon, — to Little River falls, to Monson river, — Saco 
falls, — to Swan pond, thence S. W. by W. to Phillips town 
upper (fort?); to Berwick Lebanon, to Bungonungo pond, 
thence to Saco Little falls & to Saco falls ; Sunday Aug. 10. 
— to Church & "heard prayers"; — 11"' from Saco falls, via 
Brimstone pond and great Oak hill to Berwick; — 18"' to 23'"'* 
via Beaver Dam road, Lebanon, Phillips town upper foart, 
Saco river block house, — Swan pond. Pleasant point, Oak 
Hill to Berwick. — pr W"' Gerrish 

"Barwick aug-ust 26"' 1755."— 

On pp. 185-6. Report continued: Aug 25 to ISTov. 24: 
then company was disbanded. ]^o incidents. 



40 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Phipps to Penobscots. 

Boston July 5, 1755 

Friends & Brethren of the Penobscot Tribe — 

I received your Letter dated the 27"" of June last, wherein 
you say that you have done all that we demand of you, and 
that you desire to know what is further to be done on your 
part in conjunction with us, against our Enemies : you like 
wise say that you expect that your Wives & Children shall be 
supported at your Village whilst you are absent from them: 
To which I answer that I expect that a competent number 
of your most able men do joyn with the English in avenging 
the wrongs we have received from the other Tribes of In- 
dians ; and (in order thereto that you repair (with your 
Wives & Children) as soon as may be, to S^ George's Fort, to 
be ready to attend that Service when required : and you may 
be assured that whilst you are actually engaged in that Serv- 
ice you shall be in the Pay of this Government, and that your 
Wives & Children & aged men. Shall be supported in the 
mean time: — But I can by no means judge it convenient 
for us or Safe for you — that your Wives and Children should 
continue at your Village & be there supported during the War 
with the other Tribes, Nor is it agreeable to the Proposal 
made to you by Governour Shirley: — It is therefore ex- 
pected that all those of your Tribe that would not be reputed 
our Enemies — do appear at S' George's (within such reason- 
able time as Capt. Bradbury & you shall agree upon), in 
order to joyn with the English in the War, and that such as 
are unable to go to War come in among us to be supported 
whilst the War Shall last (or untill some other Measures 
Shall be Concerted betwixt us — that shall be thought to 
answer as well, for our mutual Security & defense) which is 
agreeable to the Promise made to you by Governour Shirley. 
— And I must tell you that any further Delay in this matter 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 41 

must be look'd upon as a Refusal to joyn with us, & will 
constrain me to treat you as Enemies in common with the 
other Tribes ; But I hope that your ready Complyance with 
what I expect from you, will prevent any Breach be- 
twixt us, and that the Chain of Peace & Friendship will 
continue Bright so long as the sun & moon Shall Endure. 

I am your Friend & Brother 

S. Phips. 



Phipps to Penohscots. 

Boston, July 10, 1755 
Brethren of the Penobscots. 

I have already wrote to you by your Messengers whom you 
sent hither and who were preparing for their Departure, 
when I received a most unhappy Piece of news from S*^ 
Georges v/hich Occasions this second Letter. I hear that 
twelve Indians have been killed by a Party of English who 
were sent out after the S' Francois and the Norridgewock 
tribes but as the Report goes fell upon some of your Tribe. 
Whether or no the English knew that they were of your 
Tribe I cannot certainly say, I am afraid they did. I have 
taken Measures that the Commander and several other Per- 
sons who are charged with being Principally concerned 
should be secured in order to a strict inquiry being made 
into this Affair that so such as shall appear to be giiilty may 
be punished according to Law. I am at a loss what to say 
to you. My Grief on this occasion is very great. My hopes 
were, that your Message to me would be attended with an 
happy consequence, and I greatly desired to live in Peace 
with you. You made the Same Profession to me and we 
were endeavouring to settle Measures for our Mutual Safety. 



42 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

There is a great God who governs every event. He has 
permitted this terrible Affair and suffered a great Cloud to 
come over us. 

Sometimes your young Men have done cruel things to the 
English notwithstanding all the Endeavours of your antient 
men to the Contrary. Our young men I fear have now done 
a very bad thing not only against the mind of the Govern- 
ment, — but against the Express charge of the Governour who 
cautioned them to be very carefull of hurting any of your 
Tribe. I hear of a rumour that revenge has already been 
taken by some of your People. How it is I have no cer- 
tainty. Be it as it Will the Government will do nothing 
unjust nor dishonourable and I have ordered your two 
Brethren to be sent down to you in safety, and I give you 
now my Solemn Promise that if any of you will come up 
in order to prosecute a complaint against the English who are 
said to have Killed your People you Shall not only be abso- 
lutely secure of your lives liberties and a Safe Conduct out 
and home but shall be kindly treated and shall have all the 
Justice done for the Injury received which the law will give. 

I have a tender sympathy with you and am 
Your Friend and Brother. 

S. Phips. 



Phipps to Penohscots. 
July 12, 1755. 

Brethren, Since writing the foregoing I have secured the 
Captain of the Party who has done you this Mischief, & have 
taken Measures to secure some other Persons who were prin- 
cipally concerned in it : And I desire you would let your Re- 
sentment sleep 'till we can confer together. You see how 
much you are Exposed to danger while we are at War with 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 43 

the other Tribes of Indians; I therefore desire you would 
confine yourselves to the Eastward of S* Georges River untill 
we can see one another, and I will give Orders that none of 
our People shall do you any Mischief, so long as you con- 
tinue quiet and suffer no Mischief to be done us on that Side 
of the River: If you think it better to come in with your 
Old Men, Women and Children, you shall all be supported by 
us, and I shall not insist upon your Young Men going out 
with us against the other Indians as I proposed in my Letter 
to you of the 5'^ Instant. 

The two Young Men you sent up propose that I should 
send some Gentlemen down to cover the Blood and Renew 
our Friendship ; and I will send down two or three Gentle- 
men sometime in September, if you will let me know that it 
is agreeable to you. 

Brethren. — I am informed that the French have deserted 
their fort at S' John's River, and that the S^ John's Indians 
have submitted to the English, and desire to live in Peace. 
I will write to the Governour of Nova Scotia, & desire him 
to appoint some Gentlemen to join with us, and meet you and 
the S' John's Indians at some suitable Place, in September or 
as soon after as may be, and I would propose that the Fort 
at S' Georges should be the Place we Shall meet in, — and I 
desire to hear from you upon these Matters and am 

Your Friend & Brother — 
To the Indians of the Penobscot Tribe. S. Phips. 



Bradbury to Governor. 

Boston July 11, 1755. 
Sir. 

I have rec" your Letter of the 3" Instant giving me an 

Account of the bloody Action committed upon the Indians at 

Owl Head which gives me & the Council the utmost Grief & 



44 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Distress ; and we are desirous if it be possible to make up the 
Breach. I wrote a Letter to the Indians in answer to theirs 
to me before I rec** your Letter, And after your last I have 
written an other to the Indians Both which you must read & 
interpret to so many of them as you can collect in ; And in 
Order to have them brought in it is proposed that Cp* 
Fletcher should go with one of the Indians to the Penobscot 
Men to bring them in & that you keep the other as a Hostage 
for Fletcher's Safety. You will find by my Letter to the 
Indians that a Warr* is issued out for Apprehending the 
Actors in this Tragedy. You are hereby directed to take the 
utmost Care that all proper Evidence be taken relating to 
this Disaster & the Several Circumstances thereof to set it in 
a true Light and that the names of Witnesses be put into the 
Summons in the Sheriffs Hands. You will do what you are 
able to keep the Indians in a treatable Temper. 
I am your Friend & Serv* — 

Cp* Jabez Bradbury. 

Umbarius to Governor. 

Brother We are very thankful that you have returned 
our men again. Umbarius will Com up to Boston again 
after we have Consulted ; We like Well what we have heard 
from you, and hope you will Like what you hear from us 
when we meet, We are going to our Vilage to hold a Coun- 
cil. We that ware at Boston before will Com up again. 

Umbarius. 
S* Georges July 16, 1755. 

Bradbury to Governor. 

May it Please your Honnor 

When the Indians arrived here from Boston, which was 
the 13 instant at night, they two had your Hounors letter 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 45 

Red & interpreted to them, were suplied with a Cannoo & 
other necesares to inable them to Search out their brethren 
whome they found the 2" Day after they want hence thirty 
in number near the places where their people ware Tvild. 
Umbarius after conversing with them Returned and wrote 
the inclos'd letter as he said by the Direction of Wambe- 
mando Whenquid Ossung, Nekterramit & others and told me 
that three of their men were gon from them, he knew not 
whether, and that I must Let our people Every where Know 
it ; that then they might not be Exposed to danger which was 
immediately don by Capt Fletchers going to Brood Bay by 
Land and som to other places by water, What the Result of 
their meeting at their Vilage will be is not posable for me 
to know until I hear from them and when that will be I 
know not, but as Soon as I se or hear from them shall inform 
your Honnor. 

I subscribe myself [& o] Jabez Bradbury 

S* Georges July 25 1755. — 



Bradbury to Governor. 

May it Please your Honnor — 

This day after reading and interpreting your two Letters 
to Wambemandoe and Sundry others of the Penobscot tribe ; 
they writ the inclosd answer and said it was the voice of their 
people, I then askt Wambemando whether theyd Send any 
of their men to Boston to appear against those that had 
Struck them, he said their Letter woud do as well as if they 
went up. 

Since writing as above Came here two men from Pasama- 
quady, who have traded here for many years past, one of 
them I have alway Accounted a S* Johns Indian, he tels me 
there will be more of their people here to trade, but have told 



4:6 DOCUMENTAET HISTORY 

him I Cant deale with them until I have Leave from the 

Governor, who has forbid my trading with any but the 

Penobscots. 

Pray your Honnors further directions, and that I may be 

diliverd from this phice of torment. 

Jabez Bradbury 



Penobscot Chiefs to Governor. 

S* Georges July 25. 1755. 
Brother 

its very true what you have said to us in your Letter, but 
our hearts are very Sore, we thought to answer your Letter 
but we are Struck with a damp, You Cant think how our 
hearts are broaken. Brother we Shall Say nothing further 
aboute whats don to us, but you must make it up as you think 
proper; If you Se Cause to make it up, do So, make it up, 
thats all we Can Say. Brother I tell you I have wamd all 

the Indians not to Com this way. You know how it is, and 
Must Strive to keep up Love and friendship, the Sooner the 

better. 

Wambemandoe 

Umbewesoo 



Action of House. 

In the House of Kep' August 8. 1755. 

Whereas on the tenth day of June last this Court agreed 
to exempt the Tribe of the Penobscott Indians in their 
declaration of War; and to make them an offer (in case they 
would bring in their Invalids their Women & Children, that 
they sh" be taken under the Protection of this Government 



OF THE STATE OF IMAINE 47 

and be supported by it ; and that the remaining part of their 
Tribe being their able bodied and effective men should enter 
into the pay of this Government' and Act offensively with us 
against the other Tribes in order to preserve friendship be- 
tween us and the said Penobscott Tribe : And whereas not- 
withstanding the said Proposals made them, the Government 
remain at an uncertainty what are their resolutions on this 
head : Therefore 

Voted, That his Honour the Lieu' Governor be desired to 
write, as soon as may be, to the said Tribe of Indians and 
acquaint them, that [a paragraph here stricken out in the 
subsequent action] it will be satisfactory to this Government 
if their young men will come in with the rest of their Tribe. 
and put themselves under the Care & Protection of this 
Government ; [a 2"" paragraph stricken out and another in- 
serted] and that such of them as shall decline going out 
against the Enemy shall not be compelled thereunto. 

And whereas several of the Said Penobscot Tribe have 
lately been killed by a party of the English & the Captain of 
the Party supposed to be concerned in the fact is imprisoned 
& a warrant has issued against others of the same party, that 
the said Penobscot Indians be further informed that Justice 
shall be done in the course of the law & that their loss shall 
be repaired in any reasonable manner desired. And whereas 
they have not signified their consent to treat with Com- 
missioners as proposed to them by his Honour the L' Gov- 
ernour that they be further informed they must give a 
definitive answer to the Proposals now made them with in 
twenty days after their being acquainted therewith as they 
would avoid the ill consequences of their neglect or refusal. 

In Council August 12, 1755 Read & nonconcurred, and 
Thereupon Voted That his Honour the Lieut. Governour be 
desired to write to the Indians of the Penobscot Tribe ac- 



48 DOCUMENTABY HISTORY 

quainting them that he has received their Letter of the 25*" 
July and has Communicated the same to the General Court — 
That the unhappy Action at Owls Head Bay gives the Court 
the greatest Concern That the Cap' of the Party is still in 
Prison waiting for his Trial according to Law and all due 
Means have been used and are still pursuing to bring the 
other Persons concerned to Justice that the Court are de- 
sirous to know from the Indians in what other manner they 
expect the loss should be repaired and that nothing reasonable 
shall be refused them. 

That his Honour be likewise desired to inform the said 
Indians That any proper jNEethod for their Safety consistent 
with our own shall be Complied with 

That the Government desire the Indians to make proposals 
of their own for that Purpose if those already made be not 
agreeable — 

That a Speedy determination must be had on these points 
and a definitive answer given to Cap' Bradbury unless they 
chuse to treat with Gentlemen that may be appointed Com- 
missioners for that Purpose in which case they must not 
protract the time of meeting beyond the 20'" of Sep" 

Fi7ial Vote. 

[The two houses disagreed in several votes, — a confer- 
ence was ordered, and final concurrence gained with the vote 
of the 8'" inst. with the amendments then made, but in a new 
draft, thus — ] — Whereas * * * [as in the first action] 
Therefore Voted, that His Honour the Commander in Chief 
be desired as soon as may be to write to the said Tribe of 
Indians & acquaint them that this Government think it neces- 
sary for their Safety as well as ours, that they forthwith ac- 
cept the said Proposals ; otherwise their Refusal or Delay 
will constrain him to treat them as Enemies in common with 
the other tribes against whom War has already been declared 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 49 

and to prevent their pleading an excuse for their refusing 
the aforementioned proposals our therein insisting upon 
their taking up arms with us against the other Tribes as 
aforesaid, to inform them that it will be Satisfactory to this 
Government if instead thereof their young men come in with 
the rest of their Tribe, & put themselves under the care & 
protection of this Governm' and that His Honour do likewise 
give them assurance that any matters of Grievance that may 
have occurred since the last Treaty with them at Falmouth 
shall be duly inquired into as soon as conveniently may be — 
(their complyance with the said Proposals notwithstanding) 
and that such measures shall be taken for their Quiet & 
satisfaction as upon such Enquiry shall appear to be just & 
reasonable : 

[Concurred in House Aug. 14, in Council Aug. 15. — Con- 
sented to by Gov'] 



Action of House in re Indians. 

In the House of Eep^ Aug^ 14, 1755. 

Voted, that his Honour the Lieuten' Governor be desired 
to give Orders that a Detachment of thirty men be made out 
of the several Companies raised for the defence of the East- 
ern Frontiers, that are destined to march from New Boston 
to Frankfort, & from Frankfort to the Blockhouse on 
George's River, and to be employed in guarding the Pro- 
visions «fec up to Fort Halifax and in guarding the work- 
men while at Work, as the Comanding Officer of said Fort 
shall Order: And that his Hon"" the Lieu' Gov'' be desired 
imediately to give Orders to the respective Captains of the 
Said Companies to furnish their proportions of the aforesaid 
Thirty Men, Specifying the Number that each is to furnish 



50 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

who are to repair to the ComandiBg Officer of s'' Fort with- 
out loss of time; And in Order that the said Soldiers so 
draughted may he satisfied with their Duty, the Comanding 
Officer aforesaid is to assure them in the name and behalf of 
the ffovernm* that effectual Care shall be taken to relieve them 
in a time not exceeding three months from this time — 
Passed & approved — 



Governor to Bradbury. 

Boston 16 Aug : - 1755 - 
Cap* Jabez Bradbury - 

Sir. I receiv'd your Letter of 26 July together with one 
from some of the Penobscot Indians : but it did not appear by 
these Letters that they clos'd with the proposals made of 
meeting them by Comis" at Georges ; LTnder this Uncertainty 
it has been thought by the Government that nothing but their 
coming in to dwell among us and putting themselves under 
the protection of this Government can secure either us or 
them : for should our people continue to be restrained from 
scouting to the Eastward of Georges other Indians who are 
at Enmity with us may come upon our Borders, Kill & 
Captivate our People, and when they have done the Mischief, 
betake themselves thither and be safe: or should our People 
be permitted to scout to the Eastward of Georges in quest of 
the Indians of the other Tribes, it is great odds but the 
Penobscotts would fall in our way & come to damage. 

I therefore impower & direct you to propose to the Indians 
of the Penobscot Tribe that if they will come and put them- 
selves under the protection of this Government they shall be 
supported & protected by us, and in case of their complyance 
You may send them up to Boston and they shall be provided 
for in such place as shall be agreeable to them consistent with 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 51 

the Safety of our own Inhabitants; and if any of their 
young men will join with our people in going out against the 
other Indians they shall not only be supported but shall 
likewise receive the pay of the Government, but it shall re- 
main in their own Election whether any of them will take up 
Arms or not. 

You must endeavor to convince them that neither we nor 
they can be safe in any other method, and you may assure 
them, that such matters of Grievance as have occurred since 
the last Treaty with them at Falmouth shall be duly inquired 
into as soon as conveniently may be (notwithstanding their 
immediate complyance with these proposals) and that such 
measures shall be taken for their Quiet & Satisfaction as 
upon such inquiry shall appear to be just & reasonable. And 
if they have anything to oifer which may tend to remove their 
uneasiness I would have you receive their proposals & for- 
ward them to me. 

If you find that they will not come into these Measures 
you must let them know that I shall be constrained to treat 
them as Enemies in common with the other Tribes of Indians 
against whom AVar has already been declared. But you 
must endeavour by all means in your power to prevent any 
of our Scouts or People going out against them until they 
have had sufficient time to get back to their Village, and you 
must send me their answer forthwith. 



Governor to Penohscots. 

Boston August 18. 1755. 
Brethren & Friends 

In your letter to me of the 25 July you do not tell me that 

you will treat with such Commissioners as I might send 

down to you, but desire me to make up your loss myself & 

that as soon as may be. 



52 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I told you before that the Captain of the Party which has 
been charged with striking you was confined & that Justice 
would be done in the course of the Law & I now tell you that 
I will do any reasonable thing to quiet & satisfy you under 
this loss & desire you to make your proposal to Cap Bradbury 
to be sent by him to me. 

But I am very desirous of Preventing any more of your 
people being killed. You know the Arresaguntacooks & 
other Tribes except yours have committed such hostilities 
against us that we could not forbear declaring them our 
Enemies : You know likewise that our people cannot dis- 
tinguish your tribe from theirs : If we set any bounds with- 
in which your people might travel or hunt &: our people 
should be restrained from entring there for fear of annoying 
yours then that would be a place of Shelter for our Enemies, 
who are your Allies & whom you suifer to come among you, 
& to bring our people when they are taken Captives ; so that 
I do not see any possibility of preventing the danger of your 
being annoyed unless you comply with the proposals former- 
ly made you & put your Selves under the protection of this 
Government, and I now make you this further Proposal, viz. 
that not only your old & infirm men with the women & 
children shall be received & protected by the Go\'ermnent but 
that your young men also may come in with them all together 
& be protected & supported in some convenient place & within 
the body of the Province, &: if they do not incline to go out to 
war they shall not be compelled to it. If you shall decline 
these proposals & your people shall be destroyed while we are 
pursuing our Enemies and a war between us shall be the 
consequence, as I think it necessarily must, the blame will ly 
upon you for refusing the only means of preventing it & not 
upon us who make you these offers purely for your own sakes 
& for the preservation of your lives, for the supporting and 
protecting you must occasion a gTeat burden and expence to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 53 

US. I desire your answer directly and I give you timely 
notice that I must withdraw my orders to our forces by 
which they have been restrained from marching within cer- 
tain limits mearly for the sake of your safety. — 



Letter to Jabez Bradbury. 

Boston August 18, 1755 
Sir. 

It does not appear Either by your Letter of the 26'" July 
or the letter of the Indians which accompanied it that they 
desire to have a Conference or will meet with any Gentlemen 
that might be appointed Comiss" if they should go down to 
Georges I have therefore laid aside the thought of such a 
Treaty - I now inclose to you a letter unsealed which I have 
wrote to the Indians the purport of which you will observe 
to let them know that I am willing to make them any reason- 
able satisfaction for the loss they have sustained & that I do 
not think it possible that their people can be safe for the 
future unless they will comply with the proposal I make them 
to come in & live among us & put themselves under our 
protection. 

I would have you to cause this letter to be delivered as 
soon as may be & interpreted to them and inform them that I 
expect an immediate answer. If they shall declare that they 
intend a compliance with the Proposals of the Government & 
desire some time to prepare for it you must insist on it that 
some of them remain with you at the Fort as a pledge or 
security for their Tribe that the Indians who are our 
Enemies shall not in the mean while be admitted among 
them - & that they will Inform against & discover any that 
they shall know to be near us. 



54 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

But if the Penobscots decline an agreement with us on the 
terms proposed you must then let them know that I am 
obliged in faithfulness to the People under my Government 
& for the sake of the preservation of their lives and estates to 
revoke the orders which I have given to the several parties on 
the frontiers not to march within certain limits & that I must 
leave them at large to pursue our Enemies wherever they are 
to be found, & that it will not be possible to distinguish their 
People at Penobscot from the rest & that I do not apprehend 
that they can with safety continue any longer to come in to 
trade with us or come to any of our forts or settlements on 
any other occasion or pretence. 

I shall in conformity hereto send a numl>er of printed 
orders revoking the former orders I have given If the 
Indians determine to comply with the Proposals k leave 
pledges or security for it in this case you are to keep private 
the printed orders I send you but if they shall not so deter- 
mine you are then to acquaint them with these printed orders, 
no other Person except the Interpreter being present and to 
assure them that you will not suffer them to be made public in 
less than eight days after the Indians departure from you, 
and at the expiration of said ten days you are to disperse the 
said orders in the most expeditious manner you can that they 
may be made publick on the several parts of the frontiers. 

I cannot determine what particular place will be most 
convenient for the Indians if they come in but I will en- 
deavor that they shall be well accommodated near the town of 
Boston where they should first come up. 

To Cap^ Jabez Bradbury 

Lithgow to Governor. 

May it please your Honour 

In my last letter to your Hon"^ I mentioned something 
Conserning a guard for transporting provisions from a Store 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 55 

House to Fort Hallifax, but as I am Sensible your Hou' Is 

very much hurryed about y" publick affairs of y" government, 

of grate Importance, and least that Letter thereby might be 

over looked I therefore Here again Humbly beg Leave to 

Remind your Hon' once more that there be a suitble guard 

ordered to attend on s'' service as your Hon' may Judge most 

proper, — this Service will be but short, will not Exceed If 

y" wether is fair upwards of Ten Days, — and it Is what wnll 

be absolutely needful otherwise I should not Trouble your 

Hon' at that Time, as we ware In Search of Hay above 

Fort Hallifax about 4 miles we Discovered one Indian Tract, 

we Judged them about 40 In Number by comparing their 

Tract with ours we being 40 men in ISTumbor, S'^ Tract 

Crossed Sebisstoscook River, and apper'd to us as if thay 

ware Designed Down Kennebeek River ; In order to fall on 

y" Inhabitence, upon which Discovery I amedietely Sent 

Down y'' River Intelligence of s" Discovery, and Sence that 

thay have been Tracted in Sundry places neer y" settlementes 

but have not as yet Dun any hurt that I have herd of— 

With Due Regard I Humbly Beg Leave to Subscribe My 

Selfe 

Your Excellencys Most Dutyf nil Humble Serv' 

William Lithgow 
Richmond Sep' 26'" 1755. - 



Penobscots to Governor. 

S' Georges Septemb' 6'" 1755 
Brother. 

The first time you wrote we liked it well, and understood 

there was to be a Treaty here; and we of Penobscot look 

forward for that which is best, we do not look behind, or on 

one side; You told us that you would do everything for the 



56 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

best and that whicli is good. We have always strove for that 

v/hich is best, & you have always said that you would do the 

same. We think it might do well for some Gentlemen to 

come here; We would have you Strive further & we will 

Strive for the best. 

The Passamaquady Indians have done you no hurt, they 

want to Trade, here; We pray you to consider of it, they 

that are loving to each other will trade together. If we 

should come to live among you, our Dogs will destroy your 

Creatures, & when we are drunk we might sometimes treat 

you ill. You shall find us true and honest — We would 

have no lives taken away to satisfy for the Wrong done us, 

but would have you make that Matter up as you think best. 

We should be glad of an Answer as Soon as you can ; We all 

Salute you k all the Gentlemen. 

Squdook, 

Mative. 

Kehooret 
Sabadis. 



Memorial Jabez Bradbury. 

Sept 26'' 1755 
The memorial of Jabez Bradbury Com""^ of S' Georges 
Fort, humbly shews that there is now at the Fort, forty two 
w' Beaver about 85 w' Feathers, & Eight pound Castorum 
Lodg'd there by two passamaquoddy Indians who came to 
trade in Company with the penobscots two or 3 Days after I 
reed, the Govern" Letters Informing me that he should 
Invite the S' Johns Indians to an Interview in Septemb' 
Current. I declined trading w*" em till I heard from the 
Govem"^ I humbly therefore pray I may have your Hon' & 
Hon" directions what I shdd do with the above goods when 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 57 

they shall come under a flag (as I expect) to demand the goods 

of me, they refused to take back the s" goods, And said they 

woud trade when the Gen'° Came down — I am your Hon"^ 

& Hon" Most Obedient Servant — 

Jabez Bradbury 



[Committee of both Houses report respecting Penobscot 

Indians.] 
Are humbly of opinion That his Hon"^ the Lieu* Govemour 
and Commander in Chief be Desired to Declare War with 
the above said Tribe of Indians. 
[In Council September 27, ''iSTot accepted," — 
[In House nonconcur"] and Voted That His Hon'' the Lieut 
Gov"^ be desired to Declear War immediately with the Penob- 
scot Tribe of Indians accordingly — 

In Council Sept. 30. non-concurred — 

In House Oct. 1, 1755, and in Council, A Committee of 
Conference ordered — 

In Council Oct. 1. 1755, Voted that His Hon' the L' 
Gov' be desired to inform the Indians of the Penobscot Tribe 
that it will not be Possible for the Forces in the Service of 
this Province to distinguish between that Tribe and any 
other Tribes with whom we are at War and that if any of 
their People are killed by our Forces when in pursuit of the 
Enemy they must atribute it to their refusal to comply with 
the proposals made by this Government out of regard to 
their Safety and expect no Satisfaction: And that His 
Honor be likewise desired to prohibit Said Indians from 
coming in to Trade or for any other purpose to any of the 
Forts or Settlem*' within this Province on pain of being 
treated as Enemies. 



58 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

[In House Oct. 1 — nou-conciirred] 

In Council 3' October 1755. 

The Board having reassumed the consideration of the Af- 
fair of the Penobscot Indians, Voted That His Honor the 
Lieu' Governor be desired to impower Cap" Bradbury or 
Some other Suitable person to repair forthwith to Georges 
Fort and that if he shall find that the Penobscot Indians 
have been concern'd in any of the late ]\Iischicf He immedi- 
ately send notice of the same to his Hon' and that in such 
case his Hon' be directed to declare War against them, but if 
no such thing shall appear against them that he give notice to 
the Said Indians of the readiness of this Government to 
maintain peace Math them upon such terms as may consist 
with our mutual Safety. And that his Honour give Orders 
that upon their coming in with a Flag of Truce they be pro- 
tected from all Insults and that if need be they have a Guard 
to defend them. And that upon their coming in, it be pro- 
posed to them to send up two or three of their principal Men 
to Boston to confer with the Government. That if they de- 
cline to comply with this proposal and that Cap : Bradbury or 
such other person impowered for the purpose be directed to 
inform the Indians that this Government can not think their 
Inhabitants on the Frontier can be secure, unless the said 
Indians shall comply with the Agreem' they have made of 
joining some of their Young Men with Ours to go out 
against the Other Indians : and that he demand of them to 
send 20 Men to join with Us for that purpose; and inform 
them that if they refuse this or neglect doing it for the space 
of 8 days after such demand it will be looked upon as a 
Breach of their Treaty and that his Hon' the Lieut Governor 
be desired upon receiving Notice of the same immediately to 
declare war against them. 

[In the House Oct 2 — Nonconcurred] 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 59 

Phipps to Bradbury. 

Boston October 3, 1755 
S' 

Such is the present Situation of affairs betwixt the In- 
habitants of this Province & the Penobscut Indians that I 
judge it necessary, & do hereby accordingly direct you forth- 
with to repair to S' Georges Fort ; & impower & direct you to 
make strict Enquiry whether the said Indians wxre concerned 
in any of the hite Mischiefs done to the English, and if you 
shall find that they have been concerned therein that you 
immediately send notice of the same to myself; but if no 
such thing shall appear against them, that you give them 
notice of the Readiness of this Government to maintain Peace 
with them upon such Terms as may consist with our mutual 
Safety: and you are to take Care that upon their coming in 
upon a Flag of Truce they be protected from all Insults &, if 
you think it needfull that you provide a Guard for their 
Defence. And you are to inform them that this Govern- 
ment cannot think their Inhabitants on the Frontiers can be 
secure unless the said Indians shall comply with the Agree- 
ment they have made of joining some of their young men 
with ours to go out against our Indian Enemies and demand 
of them to send twenty of their men to S* Georges Fort to 
joyn with us for that purpose: And if they refuse this or 
neglect it for the space of 8 Days after such Demand that 
then such Refusal or JSTeglect will be look'd upon as a Breach 
of their Treaty with us ; and hereupon you are to give me the 
Earliest Notice possible of such Refusal — that I may take 
such order thereon as the Security of the Inhabitants of this 
Province may require. 

I am S"^ Your assured Friend and Servant 

To Capt, Jabez Bradbury S. P. 



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Phipps to Indians. 
Brethren — 

I have received jour letter of the 25 July & I have com- 
municated to my Great Council which is now sitting. I do 
not wonder at your great grief for the death of your friends 
and I am willing to do every reasonable thing for your Sat- 
isfaction. You say you will leave it to me. I must tell you 
in answer that so far as concerns the Persons that did you the 
injury I shall leave them to the law to take their tryal. The 
Captain is still in prison & I hear that one other against whom 
a warrant was issued is taken & confined. I desire you to let 
me know what further can be done to make up your loss. I 
am very much concerned that some way may be found to 
keep the rest of your people out of danger. You cannot think 
it reasonable that we should sit still & see the JSTorridgewalks 
& other tribes destroy our people, and yet if we go out after 
them it is not possible for us to distinguish your tribe from 
theirs. Wliich way then would you have us proceed that so 
you & we both may be safe. 

It has been proposed to you to bring your Women & Chil- 
dren & infirm people within our Settlements where they 
should be protected & supported and that your able bodied 
men Should join with our people in going to War. I now 
make you a further proposal that if your young men will 
come in with your Women & children they shall be pro- 
tected and supported until the present danger to which they 
are exposed is over and none of them that do not incline to go 
out with our people shall be compelled to it. If you refuse 
this proposal let me know which way you think yourselves 
that we & you can be secure. Tell your whole thoughts to 
Cap* Bradbury & he will communicate them to me. If you 
do not accept of my proposal & refuse to make any other that 
is reasonable in the room of it the bad consequences will al- 
ways be at your own door — & I tell you plainly that it will 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 61 

be possible for us to contin in so uncertain a state as we have 
been in, but you must either give Cap' Bradbury a definitive 
answer or else let me know that you will treat with Gentlemen 
I shall send do^vn to you if you agree to the last proposal also 
let me know & what time next month will be most convenient 
for you. 

I write this to you at the desire of my Great Council & am 

Your friend & brother 



Bradbury to PJiipps. 

May it Please your Honnor - 

The third day after I arived here, which was Octber the 
J^inth the Sentry saw as he thought at Som distance from 
the Fort, three Indians, upon which I hoisted a white flag, 
Kept it flying, until night the next day; but I saw not nor 
heard any thing more of them. I did not at that time or 
since fier any Guns, as I once thought to have don ; thinking 
it might rather drive them from us than bring them in, as 
they would Readily think we had discovered them, & so might 
fier to alaram our People. And although I told your honnor 
when at Boston, I thought they might be brought in by fiering 
Som Great Guns, yet I now think they will not be brought in 
here this fall, by any Signal that I can make being as I im- 
magine gon of to Cannada ; but should they com in shall 
immediately aquaint your honnor of it ; am inclined to think 
the Penobscots were concerned in the Late mischiefs don 
here, have nothing farther to add but 

Subscribe myself [&c] Jabez Bradbury 
Georges October 24" 1755. 



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Action of House against Penobscots. 

In the House of Representatives Nov. 1. 1755. 

Forasmuch as upon the Refusal of the Indians of the 
Penobscut Tribe to take np arms & to act offensively with us 
agains't the Arrasagunticook & Tribes of Indians that 
have been declared Enemies Rebels &; Traitors to His most 
sacred Majesty, as by the Treaties subsisting between us & 
the said Penobscut Indians they were obliged to do ; and upon 
divers Hostilities lately committed them. This House have 
desired His Honour the Lieut Governour & Commander in 
Chief — to declare them Enemies & Rebels ; Therefore Voted 
That upon such Declaration l>eing made & published — the 
same Bounty & Encouragement be given & paid out of the 
Publick Treasury, for every Penobscut Indian Prisoner that 
shall be brought in to Boston, & for every Scalp of a Penob- 
scot Indian that shall be killed as have been allowed by this 
Court for those of the other Tribes before mentioned; and 
that all Persons who may go forth or be engaged against the 
said Penobscuts, be under the same Regulations as have been 
Ordered in relation to such as should go forth against the 
other Tribes. — 

Sent up for Concurrence. T. Hubbard Spk"" 
In Council, ISTov. 1. 1755 Read & Concur'd 

Tho' Clarke Dep'' Sec'y 
Consented to S Phips. — 



Prodamaiion S. Phips. 

By his Honour Spencer Phips Esq' Lieutenant Gov' and 
Commander in Chief in and over his Majestys Province of 
the Massachusetts Bav in jSTew England. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 03 

A Proclamation. 

Whereas the Tribe of Penobscot Indians have repeatedly 
in a perfidious manner acted contrary to their Solemn Sub- 
mission unto his Majesty long since made and frequently 
renewed. 

I have therefore at the desire of the House of Representa- 
tives with the Advice of his Majestys Council thought fit to 
issue this Proclamation and to declare the Penobscot Tribe 
of Indians to be Enemies, Rebells and Traitors to his 
Majesty King George the Second. And I do hereby require 
his Majestys Subjects of this Province to Embrace all op- 
portunities of pursuing captivating killing and Destroying all 
and every of the aforesaid Indians. 

And whereas the General Court of this Province have 
Voted that a bounty or Incouragement be granted and al- 
lowed to be paid out of the public Treasury to the Marching 
Forces that shall have been employed for the Defence of the 
Eastern and Western Frontiers from the first to the twenty 
fifth of this Instant JSTovember — I have thought fit to publish 
the same and I do hereby Promise that there shall be paid 
out of the Province Treasury to all and any of the said Forces 
over and above their Bounty upon inlistment, their Wages 
and Subsistance the Premiums or Bounty following viz. 

For every Male Penobscot Indian above the Age of twelve 
years that shall be taken within the Time aforesaid and 
brought to Boston Fifty Pounds. 

For every Scalp of a IMale Penobscot Indian above the 
age aforesaid brought in as Evidence of their being killed as 
aforesaid Forty Pounds. 

For every Feemale Penobscot Indian taken and brought in 
as aforesaid and for Every Male Indian Prisoner under the 
Age of twelve Years taken and brought in as aforesaid 
Twenty five Pounds. 



64 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

For every Scalp of such Female Indian or Male Indian 
under the Age of twelve Years that Shall be killed and 
brought in as Evidence of their being killed as aforesaid 
Twenty Pounds. 

Given at the Council Chamber in Boston this third day of 
November 1755 and in the twenty ninth Year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of 
God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of 
the Faith. 

By his Honours Command S. Phips. 

J. Willard Secry 

God save the King. 



In House of Represent' June 10, 1756. 

Resolved That there shall be allowed and paid out of the 
Public Treasury to any Number of the Inhabitants of this 
Province, not in the pay of the Government, Who shall be dis- 
posed to go in quest of the Indian Enemy, & shall before 
they go signify in Writing to the Chief Military Officer of Y' 
part of the Province from which they shall go, their Inten- 
tions, with their names the following Bounty viz' For 
every Indian Enemy that they shall kill and produce the 
Scalp to the Gov' & Council in Evidence, the Sum of three 
hundred Pounds. 

For Every Indian Enemy they shall Captivate & deliver 
to the Governor & council, the Sum of Three hundred and 
Twenty Pounds. 

Also, — Voted, That the same allow^ance be made to pri- 
vate Persons who shall captivate or kill any of the Indian 
Enemy which is made to soldiers on the Frontiers of the 
Province. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 65 

The foregoing establishment to he for the Space of Twelve 
Months from this Time, provided the war shall Continue so 
long. — 

Concurred in Council. — Consented to S. Phips 



Journal of Samuel Goodwin. 

'^To His Honour Spencer Phips Esq-" L' Gov." &c. *** 
"agreable to His Excellencys W™ Shirleys order" ''I inlisted 
my Company and don the Duty as seet forth in my Journal, 
and shall Every Do as Directed to the utmost of my Power" 
— &c — Samuel Goodwin. 

His Journal, — Extracts &c — 
1756 March 18 to Dec"" 8 — Service on East Side of Kenne- 
bec River. 

Enlisted his men chiefly in Cambridge & Boston: there 
provided supplies, secured vessel to transport men and stores 
to Frankfort. Particulars of voyage, reached Fort Shirley 
Apr. 12. Guarded at various times province stores trans- 
ported by boats to Fort Halifax, and aiding in the work, at 
Capt. Lithgow's request ; acted in concert with Capt. Nikels, 
— and marched east to the Sheepscot, and Damariscotta. May 
10'" "alarms fired I answered then by firing two cannon". 
May 18'" "had account of y*" Indians Discovered themselves 
at Broadbay which Ocation the Alarms at Pemaquid &c" — 
21°' Capt Joshua Freeman with 36 men from S' Georges 
came; "gave acco" that the Indians was seen there most 
every day". 26*" "this day I took my whaleboat & went to 
see what y'' ocation of y^ alarmens and heard that the Indians 
had fired on a man in a boat in Cathance river but he 
escaped." 

June 1-5 marched to Damariscotta River. 



66 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

June 13 '^'having acco" that the Indians had Don Damage 
up Kennebeck river we fired an alarm with the cannon". 

June 21 : Upon Gov's order, detached fourten of his men 
to go to Biimswick and march from fort George to Maquoit. 

July 9 : one of his men nearly bled to death, caused by a 
severe cut on his foot with an ax. On 10'" sent boat & 6 men 
for D"" Coffin at Falmouth. 

16'" ''all my men on Duty 7 at Broadbay 14 at Brunswick 
7 sich & lame 12 amarching 6 in y^ boat to Casco Bay." 

''Sabath Day y' 3'^ Ins' [October]. 

I detached a party to guard the reverend M"" William 
McClenachan down the River Kennebeck to preach at George- 
town." — 

10'" Bev. McClenachon preached at Richmond: "we at- 
tended." — 12"^ and subsequently, a part of his force marching 
on west of river. 19'": at Richmond, "had malencholly news 
of the Reverend M"" William McClenachon's Eldest son John 
McClen-a-chon's Brains beat out By firing a gun it Killed 
him instantly he was in a float in the Eastern River sent and 
fetched him home" — 20**^ "Preparing to "Bury him." — 
"Thursday y' 21 Day of October 1756"— 

"I Detached a party to assist in Burying him said John 
McClenachon Carried him to Georgetown." — 2-4*'^ — "Rev. 
McClenachen preached at Richmond, a General attendance." 

30"^ a guard to Rev. McClanachon "to preach at George- 
town, which is Every other Sabath." — 

Oct 9"^ Capt. Sanders with province Stores in Sloop Massa- 
chusetts, and insisted on having a guard and assistance in 
transporting the Stores to Fort Halifax. Capt Goodwin put 
a guard on the sloop and others with his boat were sent to 
Capt Lithgow, for his aid also. — 

22°*^ Dismissed his company — those not dismissed on 9*'' 
Sails from Swan Island for Boston, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 67 

24''' Nov. Eecites particulars of the voyage, — slow and 
perilous by reason of severe storm, and snow — Waited on 
the Governor with his report of service December 8, 1756. — 
To His Honour &c — "Humbly Sheweth that this is the 
Last of my Journal to my arival in Boston & a final Dis- 
charge of all my men — [one, Maurice Jones — probably his 
clerk continuing with him after disbanding] and I have e..- 
deavored to Do my Duty to the utmost of my power and hope 
it will be agreeable to your Honour and the Honourable Gen- 
eral Court and I begg leave to Subscribe my selfe your 
Honours most Dutifull most Obediant and Very Humble 

Sarvent 

Samuel Goodwin 



Journal of Ckipt. Elaxander Nickols In'' 

Brief mention of several marches Apr.-Oct. 1756. — at dif- 
ferent times had 11, 12, 15, 18, 24 men — No incidents. 

Extract from Information given by a French prisoner at 
Fort W. Henry July 16, 1756. "They give the Indians 60 
Livres for an English scalp & 50 French Grown for a 
Prisoner." Robert Rogers autograph 



Journal of James Cargill. 

an Expedition up Kennebec River. August, 1756. 

Set out 11'*^: reached Fort Halifax 14'" on 18th at about 
eighteen miles above the Fort discovered new work of In- 
dians, and "heard like men's feet on Shoar", but in morning 
found no new work : 22"** reached Norridgewock. Next day 
canoe overturned, bread spoiled, his men would go no further ; 
returned homeward and on the way running some fall over- 
turned and injured canoe and lost articles : hid one canoe till 



68 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the next trip. On return, reached Fort Halifax on IS*** 
Sept. — advanced making careful examination on both Sides 
the river. On 29'*^ found where three Indians had been two 
or three days before; 

Oct 1, two of his men sent out had turned to catching 
beaver and would go no further; two others also refused: 
Examined Wesserunsett river. On 11*^ saw signs of Indians ; 
19 heard two guns fired; endeavered to waylay these Indians 
but failed and by sigTis learned they were but two: reached 
a stream which ran into Penobscot river, — then such ponds 
and swamps, that discouraged they turned towards home 



George Berry to Phipps. 

Fahnouth 31^' July 1756. 
May it please y"" Hon"" 

Agreeable to my Orders from his Excellency Governour 
Shirley, would acquaint y'' Honour that about three Weeks 
past a Party of Indians were discovered in the Borders of 
this Towmship, a Detachment of my Company being near by, 
upon ^N^otice thereof divided immediately into small Scouts, 
one of which rushed upon the Spot where they were Seen, 
Others waylay'd them in the most likely Places to meet with 
them in their Retreat, but they some how or other perceived 
the Scouts Motion (tho' they acted with as much Secrecy as 
possible) ,& got off without their meeting with them. Since 
which there has been no Discovery or News of any — 

I some time since petitioned y"" Hon^ and the General Court 
for two Whale Boats in Order to penetrate backe into the 
Country, & have heard they were allow'd, but have not yet 
rec'' them. I have heretofore wrote your Honour, that I have 
not rec" y* Bounty Money for my Company consisting of 60 
lyien, & as the Men are most of them in poor Circumstances & 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 69 

their Families almost suff erring for Want of it must be- 
seech y"" Honour to give Orders that it may be sent dowm by 
Cap'' Ephraim Jones the Bearer hereof, who will give any 
Security for Delivering the same that may be required. 
I am y* Ilon""^ most Obed^ Humble Serv* 

George Berry 



Petition Herrington and Pemaquid. 

To the Honourable Spencer Phips Esq. Lieutenant Gover- 
nour and Commander in Chief In and over his Majes- 
ty's Province of Massachusetts Bay, To the Honourable 
Council and Gentlemen of the house of Representatives. 
The Petition of the Inhabitants of Herrington and Pema- 
quid — Humbly Sheweth That whereas there is a Fort at 
Pemaquid for the security of that of his Majesty's Dominion, 
and of his Subjects that Dwell in those parts, We the sub- 
scribers Inhabitants Humbly set before you the state and 
position of the Fort and of the Captain of the Forts Pro- 
ceedings, and Desire your Righting those grievances. Here 
follows our Complaints, 

We understand that you have furnished the s'* Fort wnth 
twenty men for the Reasons before mentioned. Whereas at 
the same time there is neither Guard nor Centinal for 
Months By Day and Doubtful if any by night By Reason 
there hath been Calls at the Gate an no Answer, and as to 
what are Called Soldiers there are some on An Island at a 
Considerable Distance Cutting Wood for the Cap* for market, 
others in his Schooners a fishing others his Son a Negro Boy 
<S:c. And as for any that are left in the fort they are Com- 
monly so Disguised with Liquor as to be uncapable of any 
Duty as we understand. Some of them hath been so over- 
come with Liquor being Supply'd by the Capt. as to fall and 



70 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Lay in the Snow a Cold winters Night and bj all Likelvhood 
would have perished had not one of the Inhabitants Been In- 
formed of it and Tackled his Ox Slead and picked them up 
and Carrj'd them to his house rubbed and warmed Them to 
bring them too — The Whale Boat furnished By the Govern- 
ment for use as Occasion Should Call is this Winter sent to 
an Island with the Soldiers to cut Wood for the Capt° for 
market And the many so Employed Eat the Country's Bread 
and the Capt. Receives their pay ; The Boat f roz up And Left 
the people going over the Ise and back by Land for pro- 
vision. Some of the Inhabitants Requesting to have a room, 
or a place to build a Room in the fort were Utterly Deny'd 
when at the same time one room is a horse Stable another a 
sheep house another a room for waving As we are in such 
Jeopardy of our Lives on account of having no place of 
Safety to flee too, In the way that the fort is kept, and our 
Danger is so great as the French and Indians are so numer- 
ous and our selves so Expos'd — We your Petitioners 
Humbly pray that you In your Great Wisdom Would Take 
it into your Wise Considerations And furnish the fort with 
such a Capt. as may be faithful to trust and a Security to the 
Inhabitants — And we shall as in Duty Bound for Ever 
pray— 

N. B. What is above Said We the Subscribers Can Suf- 
ficiently prove If you would Call Lieuten' Rogers, Edmond 
Rand John McFarling Sen""— February y" 6''' 1757. 

John Hutchings Thomas Caldwell 

James Sproul William Sproule 

Morgan Caffrey James Clark 

Timothy X Oneil Robert Savorys 

Robert Sprouel Elisha Clark 

James X Young Simon Eliot 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 71 

In the House of Rep"'' April 2, 1757. 

Read and in Answer Ordered that His Hon"" the Lieut 
Gov"" he desired to send for John iSTorth the Commanding 
Officer at Pemaquid Fort to appear at Boston on the Second 
fryday of the next May Session to give answer to the several 
Complaints against him within mentioned with respect to his 
Male Administration. 

And that Leiut Partrick Rogers Edmund Rand Morgan 
Caffrey and John M'^farland be likewise Ordered to appear at 
the time aforesaid to support the Allegations 

[Concurred.] — 

Ebenezer Hall of Lav/full Age Testifie & Saith that in the 
Latter end of the year 1754, Capt° John IsTorth Hired me for 
that Winter ; Being late in the Year (to the best of my re- 
membrance) I helped to get wood home for the fort, when 
ordered ; And I always found s'' Cap : North a Just Honest 
Man in all his Dealings with me Given under my hand this 

22*^ Day of April 1757— 

Ebenezer Hall. 
York ss 

Pemaquid April 22*^ 1757.— 

Ebenezer Hall, made Solemn Oath to the truth of the above 

Deposition subscribed by him. Before me 

John North Jus. Peace 
Present Boyce Cooper. — 



Bradbury to Governor. 

S' Georges February 22" 1757 
May it Please your Honnor 

This day Came here two of the Penobscots and from a 
nimiber of thier tribe, as Assung Wambewesoo & others, de- 
sired this their inclos" Letter might be Sent to your Honnor, 
they have in Som measuer Confirmed the Late account we 



72 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

had of thier having sufferd much by the Small Pox which 

Came amongst them in goods from Cannada. I askt after 

about twenty or twenty two of thier men, by name, fourteen 

of which they told me were dead, Some of them men of note 

amongst them, as Endawakenk Squadook, Cosemea, two of 

Lorans Sons, and one of Squdooks and a great many women 

& Children, 

Whether thier Letter is worth your Hnnors regard or not, 

is not for me to determine, though they seem to be in 

Earnest. I conclude by Subscribing my Self your Honnors 

most obedient Humble Serv* 

Jabez Bradbury 



[Indian's Letter] — 

The reason for which I came is for Good. Our desire is 
to live in love as formerly we used to do, for what is the 
reason we should not want that which is good, for it was not 
we that were the occasion of any breaking of Friendship 
formerly: and if any other Indians come to annoy you we 
will timely Inform you of it. The old men in Penobscutt 
Salute the Governor in Boston. The messenger that Indited 
the above was called Sabadies and says those that sent him 
expects your Honours answer 
S* Georges 22" Feb/ 1757. 

To the Hon'* Spencer Phipps Esq"" 



Phipps to Bradbury. 

Boston, 16 March 1757. 
Capt. Bradbury 

Sir, I have your Letter of 22"* February which came to 

hand two days since. The General Court is to meet the 30* 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 73 

Instant when I shall communicate the Contents together with 
that from the Indians accompanying it to the two Houses — 
I do not see how it is possible in the present Situation of 
our own Affairs to permit the Indians to come in & Trade 
with us as usual : if they would come and live amongst us 
during the continuance of the War, it is probable the Court 
would make Some Provision for their Support: & if they sh** 
make any proposals of this Kind I would have you send the 
proposals to me. Or if they incline to return to their 
Friends I would have you caution them of the danger they 
may be in from our Scouts, and I know of no way to prevent 
it. If a small party was to guard them to any distance 
where they apprehend themselves to be safe; there might be 
danger of our Mens falling into a Snare and being cutt off 
so that it is difficult for me to direct to any measures for the 
Safety of the Indians: but I hope you will take the most 
prudent measures you can, that they may not be cut off upon 
their Return ; when they seem to have come in upon a friend- 
ly design. I am Sir Your humble Servant 

S. Phips. 



Petition of Joshua Bradford. 

[To Governor, Council & House, in form] 

The humble petition of Joshua Bradford in behalf of him- 
self and others the Inhabitants of Madumcook humbly 
Sheweth — 

That WTiereas many of the places Eastward are furnish'd 
with Companys of Soldiers for their protection we are In- 
tirely without and much Expos'd to the merciless Indians. 
As the Summer past Sundry men were Cutt of and a 
Schooner burnt within Seven miles of us, and the Indians can 
in two or three hours be amongst us from the places they 



74 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

much frequent as their Smokes were seeu and their Gunns 
heard at Sundry times the year past which keeps in such 
Jeopardy that we are not able to persue our buisness and 
hath Drove us to an Almost Starving condition and fear that 
without Speedy help we shall be oblidg'd to quit our lands. 

We therefore humbly pray that you would take it into 
Your wise Consideration and furnish us with such a com- 
mander as may persue and Drive or Destroy our Enemy, that 
we may be able to furnish our almost famish'd familys. 

And as there are Sundry Companys already allow'd to 

other places Either to furnish men from them or others as 

in your Wisdom's may seem most fitt and your petitioners 

as in Duty bound shall Ever Pray — 

Joshua Bradford 
Madumcook March the 10^" 1757. 

In House of Keps'"^ April 12, 1757 

Ordered that Ten of the Inhabitants of Medumcook be put 
into the pay & subsistence of the Gov' under the care of a 
Sargant, agreeable to the establishment for the Defence of 
the E° & W" Frontiers.— 



Letter 8. Phips. 

Gentlemen of the Council and House of Representatives — 

Since the Adjournment of the Cburt I have received Ad- 
vice from Cap" Bradbury that two of the Penobscot Indians 
have been in at the Fort at S' Georges River; and they have 
by a Letter to me from thence signified the desire of that 
Tribe to live in Friendship with us as formerly. It seems 
by the account they gave to Cap" Bradbury that their num- 
bers are very much lessened by the Small pox which has 
lately prevailed amongst them : if those which are left 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 75 

should be willing to come in, and live among Us during the 
War, I am of opinion that would be the only way wherein 
they could be safe, or we secure of their Friendship. I 
think however that it behoves Us in some way or other to 
avail Ourselves of their present Temper and Circumstances. 
The Secretary will lay before you the Proceedings of the 
Lieu' Gov' & Council in consequence of the several Letters, 
which I have received during your Recess from his ExelF 
the Earl of Londoun, Major General Abercromby, and 
Major General Webb, relative to the Operations of the En- 
suing Campaign ; and I doubt not you will readily acquiesce 
in all such Measures as his Majestys Service render neces- 
sary, and aiford your Help and Assistance as Occasion may 
require. 

S. Phips. 
Cambridge 31 March 1757. 



Journal of James Cargill. 

April-May, 1757. 
Scouting in Penobscot bay and Vicinity. — 
Set out 18"^ at Abbenecook 19"^ Pemaquid 20th 21^^ to 
Miscongus: sailed for the Georges, camped on an island; 
22°'' heard five guns, & next day — stormy — two more ; little 
before night saw a Canoe coming right for the island, having 
three Indians : two came on shore and near us, ''we started up 
and called quarters to them but when they heard us they 
Reased a wild cry and run and we Shot on them and killed 
them Both Dead." The other paddled off, but was shot and 
fell and over set the canoe. They scalped the two, and 
sought the third & the gims, but as two canoes and Six In- 
dians came in sight and towards them, they concealed them- 
selves. Next day saw more on the island, and after dark in 



76 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

fear stood away for Meduncook. There got a boat and help 
of five more men to hunt for the dead Indian and the guns ; 
gave chase to two canoes, but by the fog shutting in lost them 
beyond a point ; could not find the guns, as Indians had taken 
all away. 

On 28"^ went to Georges: the Officers thought the Indians 
previously met were Tossepeses scout, that they heard was out 
to do mischief. 

Again set out on 30'^ from S' Georges — passed Tennants 
Harbor, camped at mouth of little river south of Mount 
Betty, sigTis of Indians recently there, found a Canoe, — per- 
haps the one the Indian was shot in ; again camped on an 
island southward of "Caprosher," — next morning saw canoe 
with three Indians standing in to the head of ^'Edgeamoggan 
Keach," went that way could discover nothing ; in a bay head- 
ing towards "Mountdisart," saw an Indian on shore, nine of 
us went ashore, searching, — three remained in care of the 
boat, — heard him run past in thick woods; — as we were dis- 
covered, useless to go further, — so before daylight on the 5^*^ 
(May) returned: on the way a heavily loaded gun was dis- 
charged in the boat, — slightly wounding Archibald Robeson, 
cutting thro' a thwart, a water-vessel, — bursting a powder- 
horn holding a pound of powder right under Hance Robeson ; 
— tarried on account of high wind, on one of the Fox Islands, 
reached S^ George on the 6'*" and home 13*^ 

James Cargill. 
Sworn to— May 28^'^— 



Journal of Scouting in Vicinity of >§* George. 

Journal of Scouting in Vicinity of S' George. 
May 31. — Marched with 25 men from the mill Garrison, 
3 miles E. N. E. found Indian tracks three times. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 77 

June 1. — Man & Woman on western side of Madaniuck 
Falls, frightened by noise in woods and the actions of their 
dog; went with 12 men, no discovery, 

S"^ Marched, 18 men. — down to lower part of the bay, to 
look for cattle: at lower Garrison met Georges and ffortli 
Comp"''^ both bound to Frankfort ;— 

4"^ went with 18 men to middle garrison, left 4 to guard 
a Settler making fence near woods : east of river watch sur- 
prised by noise in the woods — breaking of dry sticks, — 
"Three Wooman and a Man" v/ent to their lots above the 
falls, — first 70 rods from mill garrison ; — noise of dog caused 
discovery of Indian behind fence in gunshot, — woman ran 
screaming, hid in her cellar, but could see four Indians run to 
the shore. I went with 15 men,— found the woman in the 
Cellar "almost Death" ;- — told, the Indians returned to the 
house, she supposed to kill her, I went to lower garrison, 
fired an alarm, called in the men at work, 

5th Went with the escaped women to their house for 
necesary articles ; — found cattle higher up Madamuck river, 
presumed driven together by Indians to trap the people. 

6"^ A settler had 8 men to guard at his work ; were frigbt- 
ened by a rushing thro the brook, — returned to Garrison : 
settlers making fence next lot to garrison had guard of 7 
men ; three went to brook for water, surprised by something 
creeping beyond the brook, — espied two Indians, having but 
one loaded gun they returned to the guard, who felt too weak 
to follow the Enemy. 

7"^ Rain, — guarded coasters. — Afternoon, Georges com- 
pany returned : told of 30 canoes landed at the Old Head, 
- — and 2 Indians Killed & Scalped by Cap' Low. Capt. Kent 
came with province Stores which were landed that night. — 

8"^ to the lower garrison, — guarded men hauling out 
Wood for Capt. Kent : Heard a gun at N. E, but could not 
leave the g-uard : — at 4 °"^ informed a woman was Killed, east 



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side of Narrows, — too far to reach before dark by land ; went 
with Sloop and 20 men; fonnd man at edge of wood, — 
woman at house, shot Scalped, Stabbed and Mengelt* in a 
Cruill and barbarous manner, the ax lying by the man, and 
the Indian Hatchet left in the Womans Skull; 2 of 5 gams 
in the house were taken & a Cutlass, man stripped, clothing & 
money taken Chest broken open ; no Ammunition taken, tho 
a good deal in the house ; a sick son was in the house, Indian 
came, set his gTin to sick man's breast, missed fire, — woman 
seized the Indian, & pushed out of the door & shut it, then 
he fired thro a crack & killed her ; son lay hid in cellar three 
hours and escaped — 

9"" a guard of 14 men for Capt. Kent. All night Enemy 
had been about the garrison mocking the Watch, — the Dogs 
making great noise. 

Closes abruptly: — No signature; and no conjecture of the 
writer in index. — 



Journal of Capt. Israel HerricJc. 

Scouting between Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers, 
May- July, 1757. 

May 12, 1757 : Marched from Boxford to Bradford ; IS''' 
with party of men from Bradford & Andover proceeded on 
my march Eastward. His Lieut, was Foster. At Bruns- 
wick May 21, His various marches reached Cathance, Abaga- 
dasset. — Richmond, "Ammarscoggin" river, up Kennebec 
river, — Merrymeeting, — Muddy river ; — detachments to 
Mair point, and "Mequaite." — No incidents, no discovery 
nor alarms of Indians; guards for people haying or at the 
mills. — 

Ends July 30. 

Signed Israel Herrick 

* Mangled. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 79 

Journal of Capt. Joshua Freeman. 
(and Lieu* Joseph Robinson) Scouting at S' Georges and 
Vicinity and to Frankfort. — May-Oct. 1757. 

Commissioned Apr. 22. Reached S' Georges May 6. — 
May 12, Visited Burton's and Henderson's garrisons, for an 
inspection. Went to Broadbay. — 

16*'' Early morning, — on hill north of fort, 50 rods dis- 
tant appeared a company of Indians with white flag. Capt. 
Bradbury and others held discourse with 8 of them near the 
fort, — three remaining on the hill ; and 9 others l/> mile dis- 
tant. About 3 p. m. Indians departed. 

Soon some of his men asked leave to follow them, but he 
forbad, commanding to let them go peacefully. But guards 
abroad did follow, found an Indian asleep in the road, 
brought him to the block house, — the others out of sight, and 
no flag to be seen. The men insisted he was properly a 
prisoner and should be sent to Boston. By Capt. H's per- 
suasions the fellow was released. Then he said he was afraid 
to go, — as he was alone & the rest must have reached Owl's 
Head. Later — an Indian — ISTeptune,, — came with a flag, — 
and took the man away — Neptune told,— as Capt Kill- 
patrick informed, — there were 2(3 in their Company and 30 
more Expected in the morning, but would probably be 
stopped, as there could be no trade, — Then Expected Indians 
would do what Damage they could, as they had not agreed to 
the proposals of the Government. 

My men were very Earnest to go — a party of Ten or 
Twenty — to learn if such a body was near; consented, with 
order to report to block-house if any Indians were discovered, 
then rest of us would join them for an attack before they did 
any harm. Eighteen Avent, — about 10 ""^ (Eve). At 11 
°'° returned with one Scalp ; had discovered Indians near the 
road, fired on them, and received their fire, — huzzas and 
yells in the darkness, — thus ambushed '^quit the fray," — one 



80 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

slight wound as one man's gun was broken in liis liand by a 
bullet. — 17"" new party sent, — fired on three Indians with- 
out known effect ; found seven guns, beaver, some feathers ; in 
p. m. found another gun: went to Pleasant point to send 
account to Boston by Capt Rotch, ready to sail. 

25"' Came two Indians with flag, in behalf of two parties 
to make proposals to the government ; said they knew not of 
any damage the English had done the Indians ; would come 
again in three days. 

Sat. 28"" Informed from Broad Bay, Indians had killed 
& Scalped a man between Li^mor's and Woolmore's garrisons. 
— 29''' Sent out 25 men, but no discovery. June 3'^ to 7'" 
Scouts to Broadbay, Frankfort, "Wiscasset, Sheepscot and 
Damariscotta. — 

S"' Learned that five Indians the night before had at- 
tacked house of one Elwell at Mundumcook, but were beaten 
off — O''" Sent part of my men thither. 12^'' sent twelve to 
Mundum Cook to guard Capt Rotch while loading for Boston. 

14*^ Repaired Henderson's garrison. 

15'"' David Patterson, John McCarter, John Kellock 
Moses and Ilaunce Robinson set out for York on summons in 
the case of Cargill. 20''' to 30''' various marches. In July, 
the same and guarding the people at their haying. Aug. 2. 
With Eleven men set out for Fort Halifax to aid about the 
Stores ; at Fort Western, Capt Lithgow dismist me only need- 
ing six of my men, who were detained near four wks. 

1^0 events, no discovery of Indians, only constant Scout- 
ing to various points, in the remainder of the journal. 

Ends at Oct. 30. 

Signed, Joshua Freeman, Joseph Robinson. 

Sworn to by Jo^ Robinson in Boston Nov. 28, 1757. 

Vol. 38 A. pp. 303-4— Has further report by Capt. Free- 
man, — Sept 7 to Oct. 31, 1758. — No incidents of value. Re- 
ports come to him of Indians seen, he finds none. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 81 

Francis Foxcroft to Bradbury. 

Boston 2" May 1757. 
Cap' Bradbury 

Sir, It appears by a L"^ of the 15'" April from ]\[' Burton 
at S* Georges, that he Expected the Penobscots in again at 
that Fort. The Council would have you transmit their 
Proposal by first Opportunity ; But in as much as the Coun- 
cil are of Opinion, that neither we nor they can be secure 
unless we live together, you must not encourage them to ex- 
pect any favour from this Gov* upon any other terms : And 
you must warn them of the Danger they are exposed to by 
coming in as they do, for our Scouts may possibly meet w'" 
them and not discover their Flag of Truce, & so do them a 
Mischief. It is best for you to bo upon Guard, lest you 
should be surprised by the Enemy. And in case you should 
receive any fresh Intelligence of their Designs you sh" send 
Notice thereof to such Places as may be more immediately 
exposed to danger so far as you are able: & when you write 
to the Gov* on any such Occasion, you sh" let them know how 
far you have sent your Advices, that they may take their 
Measures accordingly in Sending their Expresses to notify 
the Inhabitants of other Places, which your Intelligence shall 
not extend to. By order of the Council 

Fra' Foxcroft. 



Bradbury to Council. 

May it please your Honours 

I told the Indians more than once the terms on which the 
Government would receive them as friends, and the reasons 
why they could not receive them otherway, viz* That neither 
we nor they could be safe on any other terms. They said it 



82 docume:s"taey history 

was true, Nevertheless they insist on having further Con- 
ference with the Government tho' one of them said it would 
be to no purpose to come in with a flagg from time to time; 
I told them that also was true; but they insisted on having 
an answer to their inclosed Letter, and that they would be in 
again to hear what the Govermnent would say farther to 
them — I can say nothing more to them than what I have 
already said unless I tell them never to appear here again 
with a flag of truce, which is what I shall tell them if they 
come again: except I am ordered to do otherways by the 
Gover* There do indeed seem to be an inconsistency in 
their letter, they say if there a peace between us and them it 
might be soon spoiled, but at the close of their letter say if 
we should come to an agTeement, nothing would be able to 
break it meaning as they said the french would never be able 
to do it and said that they did not break with us, but their 
people being killed at the owls head-bay, had scattered them 

when two of their men were at Boston — I conclude 

Jabez Bradbury 
S' Georges May 16" 1757. 



Indian Letter. 

We like well what the Governor hath wrote to us, for it is 
true we cannot come in and out with safety — We know if it 
was peace it would or might be soon spoiled, we shall stay 
where we are, for it is all one as being with the English to 
stay in our own River — Indians are not very wise and some 
of our Young men are rogiieish ; and our Dogs are not under 
command and may destroy some of the English's Creatures 
which would breed bad blood amongst them — We are close 
by we can come and go in one day. There is a good many of 
us here and if the Governor had called any of us to talk 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 83 

with him some of us would have gone but as he had not we 
decline going up. If we should now come to an agreement 
nothing on our part would break friendship again, we salute 
the gentlemen of the Councill with our whole hearts - 

Sir Subsc' Pear, Neptune, Sabadies 
S' Georges Mav 16" 1757 



Order of Gen^ Court. 

In the House of Representatives, May 28. 1757 --• 
It was Voted — to pay to 

"Any number of the Inhabitants of this Province not in 
the pay of the Government who shall be disposed to go in 
quest of the Indian Enemy and shall before they go sigiiify 
in writing to some Military Officer (not below the degree of 
a Captain) in that part of the Province from which they 
shall go, their Intention, with their names, — 

the following Bounty. — Viz — 

1. For every Indian Enemy which they shall kill and 
produce the Scalp in evidence £300. — 

2. For every Indian Enemy captivated and delivered 
up — £320. — 

The Chief Officer of such party shall keep a Journal of 
their Proceeding — 

3. i\.lso there shall be "paid to every private Person, 
being an Inhabitant of the Province or Soldier in the pay of 
this Govermnent on the Eastern or Western Frontiers, who 
shall Captivate any Indian Enemy, any where between the 
Province of New York & Nova Scotia, & deliver such captive 
to the Governor and Council £50 for each Captive." — 

"And to Every Inhabitant or Soldier in pay of the Gov- 
ernment who shall kill any of the Indian Enemy within the 



84 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Limits aforesaid, & produce the Scalp to the Governor & 
Council, the Sum of £40 for each scalp — 

The foregoing bounties for Captives & Scalps shall he al- 
lowed for the Space of one year from the 10'" of June & no 

longer — " 

[Passed June 1, 1757] 



Petition of Hesekiah Puririton. 

* * * Address * * * 

The humble petition of Hesekiah Purinton of Brunswick 
in the County of York, humbly sheweth that your petitioner 
with five others ware taken prisoners at Brunswick aforesaid 
by the Indians in the month of July 1751, and carried by 
them a prisoner to Canada and was sold by my Indian 
marster to my Monnser Sharro at Quebeck and after tarying 
with him about six weaks he considering my bodily Indis- 
position was so kind as to frely give me my freedom sartified 
under his hand upon which I together with about upwards 
of twenty more prisners was transported from Quebeck to 
Luisburg and being Examined by my pars and having noth- 
ing to show but my clearance from my marster it was sug- 
gested that that might be a forgery and determined that I 
must stay there until they cold send to Canada to se if it was 
Jenuine upon which Capt Josiah heal who was then at Luis- 
burg became bound for me that so upon Inquiry It appeared 
that my clearance from my marster was a falasity that he 
would pay the sum mentioned In said Clearance which was 
one hundred and fifty Livers which sum the said beal has 
since ben obliged to pay and have and that Justly demanded 
the same of me and as I am not able to pay the gentleman 
and as the government was pleased in their grate goodness to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 85 

pay the ransom of others that ware taken captive with me." — 
So asks compassionate regard and grant of the sum to reim- 
burse the person who was so kind as to pay for him. * * * 

Hesekiah purintou 
Brunswick, June 15, 1757 — 



Joshua Freeman to Council. 

S* Georges July 8: 1757 
Gentlemen — 

May it Please your Honnours ; I am blam'd by many that 
I have not as yet Sent up the Indian Sculp My people got 
Som time Ago ; I expected you would have or have had 
various Accounts of the aifairs Choosing if I mought be per- 
mitted to Carry it up my Self with what Evidence that was 
I^ecessary for Proof about the Same That I Mought give y' 
Honnors a perticular Account of the Transaction of the day 
before ; as well as of the Sircumstances of the matter in the 
night in which it was Obtained. And if it would be Con- 
sistant with y"' Honnors Pleasure; that I mought Come up 
to Boston soon; Should take it as a favour; Am Gentlemen 
your Honnour Most Obedient and very humble Serv' 

Joshua Freeman 



Letter Joshua Treat. 

To the Honnorable his Majestys Counsell for the Province of 

the Massachusets Bay. 

On Munday Morning the 16'" of May Last, Capt Brad- 
bury had a Conference wit" a Company of Indians Con- 
sisting of Eleven belonging to the Tribes of Penobscut and 
S* John's and after they had don Conferring together And 
had taken down the Indian Storey to the Government Taking 



.S(i noriMKX r.vKV ii isrou-Y 

l.t>;ivt* (>t on(< .\i\olluM- lt(M\\ tHM> l'"it!,lil 'A\u\ \\uco\ ihoCKn'k. 
A. M : llu>v wiMil of from \\\o Vovl Ihmu^ .K'sin-d In ('apt. 
nr:ull>iir\ ti> m:iki> llu> bosl of lluMr \\:i\ o\' : Ahoiil vSi\ or 
Miuhl llouis :if(tM- An liidiau iianu\l N('i>I\iiu> Cauu' \y.\ck to 
(ho l'\>ii with a Matvi;' ^'' luiliau was owe o'i \\ic Chief 
o( iho S' .lohu's I'riht" aiul was SiH>kosiiian tor his Coux- 
paiiv who ua\o An Ari'ouiit that thtMu* was Twoiity Six 
ill thtMv I'oiupauN aiul Thirlv iworv wouKl ho in in the morn 
im;- hnt as thoi-o was no Tratlini;. \o he had ihov shoiiKI Stop 
thtMn and Said onr Tiniplo had host not to (\uno ont or at tor 
thorn for that if thov did iho Intlians monulit Ao l\\cu\ 
Panunaut^ ho allso Said that ihcvc was an llnndrod move 
Oanna<lv Indians at Tonohsont (\ipl l"'KM>'hor ask'd him 
whtM-o tht>\ was a i^oin^' Tho hulian Said that tliov woro 
(.\>nuMnu- to tak(> tho h'ort And lliat wo SlionUl all bt> tht'ir 
PrisoiuM-s hv and hv. Noptnno thon ask'd C:\\n Hradhnry 
for Som Provisions ho ti^ld him that ho Potdd not lot him 
havo anv ; P pon whioh ihi^ s' Xoptnno took np his Flaiii!; 
sivmingiv in Piri>at Anuor Aiul Wont o( : whon ho had got 
abont l-'ifty Kods o\ from tho l-'ort ho Toro his I'daui;- o\ 
from tho StatT Proko tho Sanio in piiH'os and l-Mnnii it away 
fron\ him Tho aKwo is what 1 am Ki^uly if (\illod to Swoar 

to 

Joshtia rroat — 
8' Gt^^r^vvs dnlv "J 7 : iToT. 



77* t- Mtiiiorial of William Rosa. 

[ To tho (.unornor. A:o. ^ ^^ * assoniblod Poo. ;U\ 1 ToT] 
riio Moniorial of William lu\ss in bohalf of himsolf A: his 

two sons John vV Kobort l\oss most humbly Showorh- - 

That Ho S.V his Two Sons boinc ;H work in tho Piold on his 

Lauds at Sluvpsoott on May -0'^ iT^o woro takon by four 



OF THE STATE OF MAIN^E 87 

l^orridgewalk & two Penobscot Indians, and bv them carried 
to Quebeck, and there sold for Slaves, at the rate of 250 
livers each, for which He & his Eldest Son were obliged to 
serve two years in order to discharge said snm but for the 
Redemption of his Youngest Son he was obliged to the Gen- 
erosity of Coll. Peter Schuyler who advanced the sum of 250 
livi-es for which he gave his note to repay him again, On 
the 20"^ July h^st they were sent in a Flag of Truce from 
Quebeck to England, from thence to Ireland, and from thence 
to Xew York, and from Xev/ York they came by Land to 
Boston. — 

Your Memorialist and Eldest Son have had the Misfortune 
to be captivated some years since & is himself but infirm, & 
came k has a Wife and four other children * - * and these 
repeated misfortunes render him very unable to discharge 
his Obligation to Coll : Schuyler, and therefore humbly hopes 
for the Compassion of this Hon*^ Court under his present 
destitute Circumstances, and earnestly prays that they would 
in their great Goodness enable him to discharge the sum ad- 
vanced by Coll : Schuyler for the Redemption of his Young- 
est Son, which he shall thankfully Acknowledge, and as in 

duty bound shall ever pray &c. 

William Ross 

In the House, Jan. 4, 1758. 

Ordered the pa_\Tnent to him of £15. — and also 20^ for his 
expenses home. — 



Joshua Freeman s Report. 

Block House at S' George's May 16, 1758 
Early in the morning upon a Hill to the Xorthward of the 
Fort about Fourty or 50 Rod there appeared a white Flag 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



with a Company of Indians, Capt Bradbary Hoisted An- 
other, upon which I went over to the Fort, a fiew rods of 
Capt Bradbary Mr. Fletcher and the Intarpreter was dis- 
coursing with Eight Indians, there being three more on the 
hill with the flag. Som of our people gave an Account that 
they saw nine more back of lime Stone hill which is about 
one quarter of a mile from the block house. And by what I 
understood that is as I took it they were giving the Indians 
an Account of our Company or Scouts that ware out ; I heard 
Capt Bradbary say up Kennebeck River And then he made 
sighns with his hand this way and that way And the other 
way but v/hat he Said I could not tell Excepting Kenebeck, 
Mr. Fletcher at the same time seem'd to be verry full in give- 
ing An Account but what I dont know Excepting Kenebeck, 
as Fletcher was a Talking there was Mention made of a 
Schooner, Capt Bradbary ask'd Fletcher what Schooner he 
was giveing an account of or men mentioning about. Fletcher 
told him it was the Schooner that was Fixt out from Casco 
Bay to go down East after the Indians, I then ask'd Capt 
Bradbary whether he understood by the Indians that they 
would come in upon the purposals the Goverment had made, 
he said that they would not, I told him I thought he was 
much out of the way to give the Indians an Account of our 
proceedings Against them and open our Selves to them, as 
long as there was no hopes of their Comeing in in a friendly 
manner, he said he had orders from the Government so to do 
(or words to that purpose) Upon my Expressing my Self 
Something in a heat on the affair they made a full Stop and 
Presently Mr. Fletcher left the Company and went towards 
the Fort. I follov/ed him and Told him of the bad Conse- 
quences there mought be in giveing the Indians An Account 
of the Schooner that was Fixt out from Casco Bay after the 
Indians, he said Capt. Bradbary had orders for what was 
said to them. — Joshua Freeman 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 89 

[A continuation] 

Some time in the after noon of the 16"' of IMaj A. D. 1757 
before the Indian My People had Taken and Brought in was 
dismiss'd Capt. Bradbarrj being then over at the Block 
House I Told him that as Som boddy had given an Account 
to the Indians (That Farnsworth and others was that morn- 
ing gone out a hunting) I should send out part of my Com- 
pany the Night following to watch the Indians Motions And 
desired him to urge that Indian to go of And Tell the other 
Indians if there was Any loytering about to go of Clear — 

The next ]\Iorning I w^ent over to Capt Bi^-^dbary with a 
letter I had wrote to the Government And Read it to him as 
he lay in his Bead And then Said to him S'" I think you Can- 
not find any fault with my Proceedings in the affair, he said 
I was to blame Sending out my men Sooner then what I told 
him for I told him I should not Send my men out till 
Towards day and that I had Sent them out about Ten a 
Clock, I told him that upon having an Account what the last 
Indian named Neptune said when he came in with his Flagg 
a little before night And the manner of his Going of Gave 
me Just Grounds to send out when I did; he seem'd to be 
Angry and Said my People had made them drunk and then 
went out and kil'd one of them I Told him I knew nothing 
of any body's Tradeing with them but had given Strict 
orders to my people not to have Any Concerns with them. 
And did no ways think nor mistrust but that the Indians was 
all gone intyerly of Unless they Stop't with an Intent to do 
Damage, being Ocationally over to the Fort Capt Bradbary 
Again Reflected upon me that My Company had made the 
Indians drunk and then like a parcell of Stout fellows went 
out and Kill'd one, when I Returned to the Block House I 
was Telling the affair of what Capt Bradbary said, A son 
of mine named Reuben Standing by said he wondered Capt 
Bradbary should Reflect so much upon our Company Trade- 



90 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

ing with the Indians when they Came in with the Flagg for 
that he was upon the Hill with the Indians where they had 
a Considerable quantity of Beavoar allmost the whole of the 
time they ware there; that he saw an Indian a Black Tawl 
Fellow (by his discription his name was Neptune) come up 
from the Fort with his Misquombe Tye'd Round his Blanket 
and that another Indian Pack'd on his back as many Beavour 
Skins as he could well make lay on, and then Flung his 
Blanket over his Shoulders and that the said Indian went 
down to the Fort Foure Several times and Come Back Every 
time Empty and that Sundry other Indians took up and 
Carry'd Beavour down that way from the Hill where the 
Flag was Flying I asked my Son if he saw any of our People 
Tradeing with them he said No I asked him if he did not 
Trade with them he said he did not but that the Indian 
oifered him a Beavours Skin for a point of Rum Soon after 
I was at the Fort and Telling one Farnsworth of what my 
son Reuben was Telling about the Indians Carrying a Con- 
siderable Quantity of Beavour to the Fort as he thought 
Farnsworth answered he believed he could give a pretty Good 
gues who had the most of it I asked him if he Thought 
Capt Bradbary had any of it he said No I asked him if he 
Thought M"" Fletcher had any he said he belived no gTcat 
matter I asked him who then he said his wife Told him as 
she was Seting by her dore the day the Indians Came in 
with the Flag. That by what she observed by the Indians 
going out and in to the House of John Maclntyar that he 
had Considerable Tradeing with them, 

Not long after being in Company with Capt Bradbary he 
gave me an Account of one of his men pretending he had 
found Two Beavour Skins but he believed that the Fellow 
was rogue and had Traded with the Indians for them and 
Said if he could find it out he would punish him for it, 
Sundry times after this when I went to see Capt Bradbary 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 91 

he would give me an account of the Fellow That had found 
the Two Beavour Skins and what a Rogiie he said he was 
afraid he was in the Case, I told him I wondered he should 
make such a Noise about Two Skins the Fellow had got when 
I was apt to think by the account I had Rece'' That John Mc- 
Intyar had Traded Considerable with the Indians, Capt 
Bradbarys answer was I am afraid he is a naughty Fellow, 
before this Capt Bradbary use'd often to speak verry light of 
s^ Macklntyar but after that I neavor heard him say any 
thing about or Against him which I wondered at Consider- 
ing what a Touse he made about the Fellow that said he found 
the Two Skins, Sometime after this one Capt Botch who 
was then a Coaster that used S' George's River Told me That 
the above mentioned John Mclntyar had the last trip sent to 
Boston in his Sloop Sundry Empty barrels and a Chest the 
barrels he said ware to be tild with Cydar but observing one 
to be a dry Cask he observed it Karrowly and through the 
Craks of the Barrell he discovered as he thought the Hare 
or Fur of a Beavour Skin upon which he said his Curiosity 
led him to look in to his chest which he opened and found a 
considerable quantity of Beavour in it the barrell that he 
observed to have beavour in was accidentally washed over 
Board in the passage to Boston, Sometime towards the Fall 
of the Same year being in Company with Capt Bradbary on 
the Green between the Fort and his Barn he asked me 
whether I had Crost out that Parragraf in My Journal that 
I Took down Relating to the Schooner that there was Men- 
tion made about to the Indians when they came in with the 
Flag last May I told him I had not he Desired me that I 
would do it. And not Acquaint the Government of the affair 
for if I did it mought be of Great Damage to him but as for 
the rest of the Evidence he believed they would be look'd 
upon as Prejudiced pearsons, I told him that I had told 
him before that when I drawed out a Coppy of My Journall 



92 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

I would leave out that Parragraff but If I was ask'd any 
Questions in the affair I should give an Exact Account of 
what I heard; And he mought Tell his Story in the affair 
and they That is the Government would be Judges in the 
Case whether he was Right in the Affair or not. 

Joshua Freeman 

Oath taken to the Truth of the foregoing Jan. 15, 1759. 
Committees' Report concerning Persons trading with the 
Indians in time of war Jan 15, 1759. 



Report of Committee upon Petition of Capt. James Cargill. 

House of Representatives June V^ 1758 

The Committee upon the Petition of Capt James Cargill 
praying that the sum of Three Hundred pounds be allowed 
& paid him for killing one of the Indian enemy on the 
Eleventh of May last, beg leave to report as follows — 

That it appears to s*" Committee that the said James & 
one W"' Gove did on the second of the same May certify in 
writing under their hands unto one Jonathan Williamson 
Captain of a military foot Company in Whiscasick that they 
were going out in Quest of the Indian enemy That on the 
Eleventh of the Same May the said James did kill & scalp an 
Indian Enemy, that the s'* James produced an Indian Scalp to 
the Committee, and upon oath declared that he Killed and 
Scalped an Indian as aforesaid & that after He had killed & 
Scalped him, He was pursued by the Enemy, that in his re- 
treat he run upon a tree which was fallen, that wounded him 
sorely & which caused him to drop the Scalp aforesaid : that 
some days after. He with a party of men went out to search 
for the Scalp & the dead body of s^ Indian, the latter they 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 93 

could not find, the former thej found by the tree where the 
s'' James dropped it in his retreat afores'^ & that the scalp 
now presented is the Very Scalp He there found & that he 
has not the least doubt in his ovm mind but that the Scalp 
found as aforesaid was the very scalp he took of the Indian 
which He killed on s'' Eleventh of May Wherefore the Com- 
mittee are unanimously of opinion that the s** James is in- 
titled to three Hundred pounds for killing s*' Indian & that s** 
sum be allowed & paid him out of the Public Treasury pur- 
suant to a Resolve of the Great & General Court passed on 
the twenty Eight day of May 1757 — 

by order of this Committee 

8=^ Waldo. 



Mimarandum of my Transactions at the Eastward. 

May the 2'^ 1758. Went to Whisacasick and got l^athan 
Gone to go with me so we gave in our names and Intentions 
to Capt. Williamson But we had no proper Weather for 
seting out Before the 8"" when we set out for Sackasawokkik 
By Land and got to the first Middow on the Mill river Brook 
and there camped that night — 

the 9"' Marched up Between the Long Middow & Roonpick 
got a little above Barn Camp and there Camped that night. 

[10^*^ marched IST E by E to head of Damarascotta pond, 
saw ''Moggazeen trackes," — 11 o'c heard a giin N E, — later 
another, — advanced, went from hill to hill to discover a 
smoke, but to success, — returned to camp.] 

the ll''' In the morning Left my Partner with our Packs 
so went as Privitly about as I could to try to make some Dis- 



94 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

covery & saw many Signs where they had been not Long be- 
fore and about nine a clock went away again onto a hill to 
Indavonr to Discovour their Smook But Saw ISTothing Ke- 
markable untill I was within about a Quarter of a Mile of my 
Partner when I saw an Indian which came within about ten 
yards of me before he saw me But as Soon as I saw he had 
Discovered me I shot and killed him So charged my Gun 
But Could See no more So went and Scalped him and was 
Going off But saw two Indians att about Eighty yards Dis- 
tance & as I was Looking at them before I was aware I was 
Shot at by a French man which was behind me that I had not 
seen which Shot Struck my Powder horn & Broke it and 
before I could Get Clear of the Danger of my horn and turn 
to him he was so close in upon me that Just as I shot at him 
he Struck my gun to aside and took Hold of me and speak- 
ing in Good English oifered me good Quarters But not Being 
willing to Submit to his Proposeals I Claped my Pisttal to 
his Breast and Snaped her But she flashed by which means I 
got out of his hands and Got hold of my own Gun again and 
Struck him on the head and Broke my Gun & he fell But 
their was an Indian near by Alltho he never offered to help 
him when he had hold of me and as I Kun I saw two Indians 
follow me & when I had got about half way to my Partner I 
Hallowed as loud as I could & when he answered they Quit 
following me & Kun Another way and as they turned I 
thought I heard one of their Guns Snap and as I Run I 
Droped the Scalp, So we Sett off for home as fast as we could 
& I spat Blood all the way Being Strained with the Scuffel 
I had with the French Man when we had Run about two 
miles and was on a hill we saw the woods on fire, and when 
we got home we Got ten men more to go with us to look for 
the Scalp But I was not able to go before the 15'^ when we 

went and found it. 

James Cargill. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 95 

Names and Lists of Captives sent In, in response to the 
Proclamation of the Governor. 

Falmouth: Ebenezer Buxton, George Butter, George 
Comens, Jonathan Lock, Nathaniel Lock, Jr. Sailed June 
19, 1758 sailed on fishing voyage from Falm° all belonging 
to that town : No News ; presumed they were carried into S' 
Johns river by French or Indians. 

Berwick: James Nasen, three sons of Joseph Nasen 
soldiers, taken between Fort W"' Henry & Fort Edward, 
taken to Canada 

Biddeford : Son of Jacob Bradbury, named Moses : taken 
when Fort W" Henry surrendered. 

Georgetown. June 9"' 1758: 

Ebenezer Fribble [Preble] and wife Mary, killed. 

Children, — Captivated : — Rebekah, aged about 12, — 
Samuel, about 10,— Mehetabel, about 8, — Ebenezer, about 
6, — Mary about 4, — William about 3 mos. — Sarah Fling, 
servant maid about 16,- — Simeon Gurdy servant, about 15 
small for the age. — 

Frankfort, W" Pomeroy, killed May 12, 1758, at East- 
ern river near Frankfort ; — William his son, aged about 14, 
captured at same time and place. 

Thaddeus Davis, grandson of Pomeroy, aged about 4 cap- 
tured at same time »fe place. — 

Gorham Bartholemu Thorn aged about 20, son of Joseph, 
captured in Gorham, June, 1754; when Gov. Shirley was at 
Falmouth on a Treaty with the Indians. 

Kittery. William Furbush, and William his son, soldiers, 
and made captives at taking of Fort W"' Henry. 

Matinicus Is. Mary Hall, and her children, — Sarah 
Green, Peter Hall, Phebe Hall, Tabitha Hall.— also Benj° 
Mograge: Taken June 1757. Mary the mother, sent from 



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Quebec to England and thence to Newport : others remain in 
captivity. — 

Metinick. Elisha Winslow of Damaris Cotta, killed, — 
his three Sons, — jSTathaniel, John, Elisha, were either killed 
or captured, — about 7*'' JuW, 1758. Do. — The Father aged 
ab' 40 ; sons 18, 16, 14 jrs.— taken on the 6'^ of July.— 

"Mundomock" — (Medomack, or Medumcook) [Capt.] 
Joshua Freeman, had a son George, a soldier, taken at Fort 
W" Henry by Indians, redeemed by French and carried to 
Quebec. — 

Medumcook. Joshua Bradford, about 11 yrs. Benj° 
Bradford about 6 yrs. taken May 1758. 

Do. Daniel Small son of John Sept. 1756. 

Newcastle. John Nickels aged 34, — Murice Joan ag. 27, 
— ^William Cochran ag 18, — went to hunt at Sheepscot ponds, 
taken to Canada in May 1758 John Machear aged 50, Wil- 
liam Hopkins aged 40 James Kennedy aged 13, all taken 3'' 
June 1758. 

New Gloucester Joseph Tyler, May taken — Jonathan 
Far well Samuel Butterfield, taken May 1755. — 

New Boston — (Gray.) — Abraham Cross, (one of Capt. 
Jer*^ Green's settlers, taken April 30, 1756, — at the time and 
place they kill'd & scalp'd the sou of Capt. Beveridge. 

North Yarmouth, Abram Cross taken on back part of the 
to^Ti 30 April, 1756 ; aged about 30 : — 

Mary Tenny aged about 16, Fly Pt. taken May 10, 1756. 
Daniel Mitchel, taken in year 1751, about 7 yrs. old. 

Scarborough. Charles Allen, taken at Fort W" Henry 
Aug. 1757. 

Sheepscott. — (V. Newcastle-ante) John Nickles and Wil- 
liam Coffin, and one Jones, taken May, 1758, "Either up 
Sheepscut or S* Gorges Rivers" — hunting. — 

Swan Island in Kennebec River. — Lazarus Noble and wife 
and seven children taken Sept. 1750. — Three children yet 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 97 

remain captives, — son Joseph aged 8 when captured, daugh- 
ters Frances, 3 yrs, — and Abigail 6 months — 

York. Taken with Vessel Endeavor of York, in the "Bay 
of Funda," — W™ Grow, master, — Edward Simpson, James 
Grant, Alcot Banks, Sam' Adams, about the first of June 
[1758] 

[Additional Names, Vol. 84, p. 304] 

Samll Hawes, John Thompson, in Penobscot Bay, in 
Capt. Sanders boat. Aug. 20, 1758 Humphrey Bray, 
Mintinicus, July 6, 1758: Kichard Gilford, F' Halifax, Kov. 
1754 — Samuel Day, Kufus Stacy. — Minhegin Is. a fishing — 
July 6, 1758 



Preble Papers. Massachusetts Archives. 

A list of the Killed and Captivated by the Enemy at Kene- 
beck river. 

William Pomeroy Senior killed, May 12"' 1758, At East- 
ern river near Frankfort. 

William Pomeroy his son aged about 14 years, Captivated 
at said time and place. 

Thaddeus Davis grandson to said Pomeroy Senior Cap- 
tivated at Said place & time aged about 4 years, June 9, 1758. 

Ebenezer Pribble killed at Georgetown. 

Mary [Harnden] Pribble Wife of said Ebenezer killed 
same time. 

Captivated of his Children as Follows, 

Rebekah Pribble aged about 12 years. 

Samuel Pribble aged about 10 years. 

Mehetabel Pribble aged about 8 years. 

Ebenezer Pribble aged about 6 years. 

Mary Pribble aged about 4 years. 



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William Pribble aged about 3 months. 

Sarah Fling Servant maid to said Pribble, aged about 16 
years. 

Simeon Gurdey Servant to Jon° Pribble Senior, aged about 
15, tho seemingly Small for that Age. 



Georgetown, Sep. 18'^ 1758. 
Gentlemen. 

Having heard of a Design laid by the Gov' & Council for 
the recovery of the Captives & having being Deprived of so 
many of my Family make bold to send up this list & so 
Trusting that God vvdll bless y'' endeavours for the Good of 
his People I am w''' respect Gent" your very Humble Servant, 

Jonathan Pribble. 



Indian Conference at Fort Pownall. 

Fort Pownall March 2'^ 1760 
Prebble. from whence came you and how many of you 
came in Company. — 

Indi^ — We came out of the Country from up Penobscott 
River and there is five of us. 

Pr^ did you leave any part of your Tribe at the Place 
from whence you came. — 

In^ We left Seventy men woman and Children. — 
Pr^ What is your design in comming in now 
In"* We are glad God has Spared our lives and that we 
have the Pleasure of Seeing each other and now we will tell 
you our buisness, our Tribe are desireous of Peace and we 
would know whether we can have it and on what Terms the 
Saint Johns Indians have made peace and trade freely with 
the English. — 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 99 

Pr^ it is your own faults that jou have not had a peace 
and a free and open trade with the English long Since there 
ware Such proposials made to you by the Governour as ware 
consistant with your Interest to Comply with, are you come 
in behalf of your whole Tribe or only for your selves, — 

In^ we came for the Whole Tribe. — 

Pr® What Evidence can you give me besides your words 
that you came to represent the whole. 

In'' We call God to witness we Speake the Truth. 

Pr^ what have you to propose in respect to a peace with 
the English. 

In** We desire to know what Terms we may have peace on. 

Pr® if you bring in your wives and Children agreable to 
Governour Po^vnalls proposials to sum of your Tribe last 
Summer I will take you and them under the Protection of 
this Garison and you shall be Treated not like Enuemyes, 
but as freinds and Breathren till I shall know his Excel- 
lencies Pleasure which I expect by the Return of an express 
which I shall Immediately Send to him 

In'' We Ware advis^ by the S*^ Johns Tribes not to come 
in here for if we did we Should be killed as one of our tribe 
was at Georges last year but we have ventured to come not- 
withstanding. 

Pr® as long as you come in a proper manner and with no 
ill Design you may be sure to be safe and not one Hare of 
your Head Shall be hurt. 

In''^ We came only for good and therefore are not affraid. 

Pr^ What answer do you make me in respect to bringing 
in your Famalies. 

In'' We must Talk with our Tribe we only came in to 
know if we might have peace and on what Terms and we 
will carry back to our Tribe your propotials and bring you 
their answer. — 



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Pr^ if you come in behalf of your Tribe why did you not 
bring their answer to the proposials made by the Governour 
last Summer, and which ware communicated to your Tribe 
by Lowrin and Soccorrin. 

In'' We did not see them till we went to Canada and they 
never told us what the Governour Said we never heard the 
Governour requested of us to bring ovir Famalies in before 
you told us. 

Pr^ how long will it take you to Visit your Tribe and Re- 
turn with their answer 

In'' as they are Scattred a Hunting it will take us one 
moon and then we will certainly return with their answer. 

Pr*' I had as punctual A Promise from two of your Tribe 
last Summer that they would Return in twelve Days & have 
not seen them since now what Reason have I to beleive you 
will comply with your promise any more than they did with 
theirs. 

Ind. Lowrin & Soccorrin ware not properly Sent the Old 
men Sent us and we Speake true and mean nothing but Good. 

Pr" if you will freely consent to leave one of your men 
with me as a Pledge of your fidelity he Shall be well us^ and 
it will be an Evidence to me of your Sencerity &: I will send 
an Express Immediately to the Governour so that I may be 
furnish'' with his Excellencies directions against your 
return. — 

Ind. We left three of our company on the other Side of 
the River and would have them fech'' over that we may con- 
sult about one of our mens Staying. 

Pr^ I then Sent a Boat and fech'' them over one of which 
then Said he had somthing to say to me I desire he would 
let me know what it was. 

In" We bless God he has allow" us to See Each other on 
the Sabath Day, it was not our faulths that we broke with the 
English but other Indians faults that did not belong to our 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 101 

Tribe, we came to Speake for the Penobscott Tribe and no 
others. 

Pr'' as you did not come impowred by your Tribe you can 
say nothing Properly in their behalf but you can give me an 
answer in respect to your Selves whether you that are here 
are willing to come in with you famalies & live with the Eng- 
lish under their Protection, they desired they might have till 
next morning to consider which I readily consented to 

March 3** I met them early in the morning told them I 
was Glad to See them in Health and Hop'' they had rested 
well the last night, and told them I was ready to hear what 
they had further to Say. 

Ind. we will give you our answer after Breakfast 

Pre'^ I would have j'ou well consider and give such an 
answer as you determine to Stand by for this is an affaire of 
such consequence as will not admit of Trifeling with, you see 
Niagary Frontanac Ticondroga Crown Point & Quebeck are 
all in the Hands of the English and we have a Powerful 
army will march Early in the Spring to join General Am- 
hurst at Crown point and will proceed over the Lake as Soon 
as the season of the year will admit & there is no room for 
any Scruple to be made but that the English Flagg will Grace 
the Walls of Mount Royal in three months from this time as 
it dose now the Wals of Quebeck and from the assistance of 
a large number of men of war bound up Canady River ac- 
companed with Transports and Troops on Board to join our 
forces already at Quebeck you your Selves can make no man- 
ner of doubt but that the English w^ill be Posses'^ of the Whole 
Province of Canada befor the End of the Ensuing Sunnner 
& then where is all the fine Spun Cobw^ebb Promeses of the 
French by which you have been so often Deceiv'^, this will 
Cut of all Prospect of your ever Receiveing any more Supply 
from them and you will find King Georges Subjects two 
Loyal to their Prince ever to Supply you with one farthing 



102 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

SO long as you persist in a war with the English we See verry 
Plainly the destressing Surcumstances you are reduced to — 
and realy pity your case as knowing you have been deceiv^ 
disappointed & urged on to acts of Hostility against the Eng- 
lish by the French not withstanding I dare Ingage the 
Governour will be willing to Eeceive and Protect you to 
grant you the Liberty of Tradeing planting fishing fowling 
and Hunting if you comply with the Just and reasonable 
Terms proposed to you and since you can expect no other, 
if you consult your own Safety and Intrest you will Imme- 
diately bring in your Wives and Children and for the futer 
live in peace and friendship with the English. 

In'^ We are glad you have heard the good News we have 
no where to go but here, except we go to Heaven this is our 
Native place nor do we desire to go any where else we want 
to know if it will answer if our families live any where in 
sight of the Fort, 

Pr® it was never desired you should live in the Fort and 
you will have all the Liberty you can reatiouable expect the 
English are often better than their promoses and the french 
Seldom so good. 

Ind. We desire a little time further to Consider. 

Pr® You may take as much time as you Please and I 
would have you take so much as to come to a Stedy and fix"^ 
Resolution amoungst your selves, that you will be sure to 
Stand by, after one Hour they Sent me word they ware ready 
to give me their answer I told them I was ready to hear them. 

Ind. we have considered of what you have preposed and 
we will go & Bring our Wives and Children in we cannot 
answer for the Rest of our tribe but will let them know your 
proposals & Bring their answer, and as a Pledg that w^e reaily 
design to Comply with our promese and Bring in our fama- 
lies we will leave one of our Company with you till we Return 
and desire you will use him well. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 103 

Pr^ You may depend on it be shall want for nothing in 
my Power to Supply him within reason now let me know 
how long before I may expect your Return with your Fami- 
lies that I may Communicate the same to the Governour. 

Ind. You may depend on our Return within three weeks 
or sooner without fail, then after halving Drank king 
Georges Health the Governour & Province of the Masachu- 
setts Bay, I fixt them out with Sum provition and set four 
of them across the River and one I kept in the Fort. 
Conference with Indians at Fort Pownall by Brigd"" Preble 
March 2, 1760. 



Letter to Brig^^ Prehle. 

Boston 30 Apr' 1760 
Sir 

You will with this receive an Instrument engrossed on 
Parchment containing the Terms on which I have received 
the Penobscot Indians into the Protection of the Govern- 
ment : this Instrument is signed as yet only by those four 
who are in Town and you will see by the tenor of it that none 
are intitled to the Benefits of it but such as shall actually sign 
it, and the Families of such You will therefore admit as 
many to sign the terms as you Shall find willing to do it, 
and let the Instrument be lodged in the Fort that they and 
you may always have recourse to it on any occasion. You 
have been acquainted with all the Steps taken in this matter 
from the beginning and know my mind fully about it. You 
will treat them kindly, but then keep a watchful Eye upon 
them: and until I can procure a Missionary to dwell among 
them ; some prudent person of the Garrison should Visit them 
frequently and keep as much with them as conveniently may 
be. You will pitch upon some proper place within sight of 



104 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Fort for them to sit down upon such as they shall choose 
and as shall hest accomodate them, and answer the design 
proposed hy this measure; and as the Commissary will 
furnish you with some Supplies for their Comfort, you are 
to furnish each Family that comes in, with a part of their 
Stores not Exceeding the Value of twenty Shillings to Each 
Family. This you are to give them not as presents which 
used to he the method when we made peace with them, But 
you are to distribute them as some of the Advantages they 
are to receive in consequence of their Submission. 

By the rights mentioned in the Instrument you are to 
understand a right to Satisfaction in case of an Injury done 
them as much as any English Subject ; and by privileges also 
is to be understood the like privileges with the English, so 
long as they remain a Settlement: but if they should break 
up their proposed Settlement, it is to be looked upon as a 
Breach of the Articles of Accomodation, and a forfeiture of 
everything promised by them — By Advantages is to be un- 
derstood that aid, Comfort & Assistance that the several mem- 
bers of a Society are intitled to when their Circumstances 
require it. If any thing should be necessary to carry these 
Measures into full Effect which are not sufficiently provided 
for, You will send me timely Advice of it. When they are 
become embodied, I will invest some one among them if they 
shall choose it, v/ith such powers of Government as shall be 
convenient for them, and as near as may be to the Powers 
Enjoyed by the English in their respective Settlements, the 
better to preserve order among them — 

You may cause this Letter to be interpreted to them that 
they may see as I was in earnest to prosecute the Vv^ar against 
them, so I am as much in Earnest to have them reap the 
Benefits of the Peace to which I have received them. — 

Letter to Brig"'" Preble 30 Apr' 1760. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 105 

Petition of Sam^ Harnden and Action thereon. 
Province of Mass. Bay 

To His Excellency Francis Bernard * -^ * * Council 
and House * * assembled at Boston, May 27'" 1701. 

The Petition of Samuel Harnden of Woolwich in the 
county of Lincoln Gentlemen in his own behalf and also in 
behalf of Benjamin Mitchell of North Yarmouth, Lazarus 
Noble of Swan Island, Ezra Davis of Woolwich and — - — 
Puniroy widow of W'" Pumroy of George Town — Humbly 
Shews — That on the 8'" June 1758 y' pet" Son in Law, 
Ebenezer Pribble when he was in his field at Georgetown, 
now Woolwich, he was Shot dead by a party of Indians four 
in Number, who afterwards came down upon and attacked 
his House, wherein was his wife. Six children, his Servant 
girl and a Servant Lad that belonged to Jonathan Preble 
father of said Ebenezer Preble, the said Ebenezer's wife 
Mary, who was y' pet" Eldest Daughter, and that the said 
Mary for Sometime defended the House and Children, but at 
last She was Shot dead thro' the door or Window by the S" 
Indians and they then Entred and plunderd the House, and 
carried oif y' pet" Six Grandchildren, namely Rebecca 
Preble the Eldest about Eleven years old, Samuel Mehitabel, 
Ebenezer, Mary Preble and a young Suckling infant of about 
three months old, named William Preble, also the Servant 
girl named Sarah Fling and the Serv' Lad the Servant Girl 
they killed, the Servant Lad they wounded mortally and then 
was wounded in the house but Survived, the youngr infant 
Knocked him in the head So that he dyed, the other five 
children and the Serv' Girl they carried to Quebeck and Sold 
to the French. 

That in the year 1759 after the Reduction of the City of 
Quebeck by General Wolfe two of the aforenamed Grand- 
children viz' Rebecca and Mary were accidentally discovered 
known and Challenged there in the hands of the remaining 



106 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

French Inhabitants hy William Nichols and Alexander 
Campbell two men belonging to the Eastern parts of this 
Province, who were at Quebeck, and thereupon they Agreed 
for their Release or Redemption, w"" they Obtained and paid 
to the French One Hundred Dollars for the same as may 
fully appear by a Certificate from the then Commanding Of- 
ficer at Quebeck CoF Robert Monkton bearing date Oct. 8'" 
1759, and the same Sum was repaid to s" Nicholls and Camp- 
bell, or one of them, on their return to Xew England, as by 
their receipt for the Same will also fully appear, both w*"" are 
ready to be produce, and accordingly the said two Children 
were returned home. 

That the child Mehitabel was carried to old France to 
Attend on her French Mistress, and was to return back with 
her to Quebeck, but had not as yet returned as the pet' knows 
off. The Servant girl has not been heard off Since the month 
of August after her being carried away; y' pet" other two 
Grand Children viz' Samuel and Ebenezer yet remain in 
Quebeck or in Canada in the hands of Some of the French, 
or of the Indians. 

That in the Spring in the year 1750 or 1751, the afore- 
named Benjamin Mitchell had two children captivated and 
carried away by the Indians, One was recovered, the other 
remains yet in the hands of the Indians. And in Sep* 1750 

the aforenamed Noble had three children captivated 

and carried away by the Indians, the Said Ezra Davis had 
one child captivated and carried away from a place called the 
Eastern Iliver, and the Widow Pumroy's husband was 
killed about the Same time and they carried away from her 
One child which Children Still remain in the hands of the 
French Inhabitants at Quebeck, or in the Country of Canada, 
and the s" Davis and Pumroy are so poor that they are in no 
Shape able to do anything toward recovering their s** Children 
and depend on the Governments Aid and assistance. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 107 

And y' Pet' humbly Complains to y' Excellency and this 
Hon"'^ Court of the Unjust Detention of his two Grand- 
children Samuel and Ebenezer and of the others his IsTeigh- 
bors Children, where without doubt the practice and prin- 
cipals of the Popish Religion will be instilled into them in 
their tender years and propagated during their lives if not 
recovered. — 

Upon which y' pet' humbly Prays the Aid and assistance 
of this Hon"'" Court in a Recommendatory way to the Gov- 
ernment in Canada for the Effectual demanding and recover- 
ing his grand children and the others his jSTeighbours Chil- 
dren there in his own person, and for these reasons viz* 
That the said Captivated children, being in their tender 
Minority at the time of Captivation and now having no Re- 
tention of the Knowledge of their parents or place of Na- 
tivity, and y' pet" as their surviving parent, obliged in duty 
(with the Authority of this Hon"" Court) to recover 'em 
and his Neighbours Children, and he being well acquainted 
with Several of the Tribes in that Country, who in the times 
of Peace frequently visited the Frontiers of this Province, 
where y"" pef has for many years been Settled which assures 
him that Some of these Indians, will be of service to him in 
the recovery of these captivated children mentioned, who in 
all probability, is dispersed in that Country among the 
French or Indians at remote distances and incapable to give 
any account of themselves Excepting to a person, who has a 
Knowledge and remembrance of them. All which y' pet"" 
humbly Submits to y' Ex"" and this Hon"'" Courts Wisdom 
and Consideration, and prays that he may be heard upon the 
premises before a Committee appointed relative to y" matters, 

And y"" pef as in duty bound Shall pray &c. 

Sam' Harnden. 



108 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Resolve of General Court. 

In the House of Rep. June 20. 1761. 

Read and Inasmuch as the within named Pef proposed to 
go to Canada by the way of Kennebeck River, in order to re- 
cover the ten captives mentioned in his Petition, Therefore, 
Resolved — 

That his Excellency the Governor be desired to write to the 
Conunanders in Chief at Quebeck and Montreal that they 
would aid and assist the Petitioner in the Recovery of said 
Captives or any others, out of the Hands of the French and 
Indians and that the Petitioner be allowed and paid out of the 
Province Treasury the sum of Ninety Pounds to enable him 
to proceed in his Journey ''for the purpose mentioned in the 
petition" he to be accountable to the Court for the Disposition 
of said Money. 

Sent up for Concurrence 

In Council June 30, 1761. — Read and concurred. 

An Account of the Expenses and Proceedings of Samuel 
Harnden of Woolwich in the County of Lincoln in his Jour- 
ney from Woolwich to Quebeck kc for the Seeking out and 
recovering Elinor Noble the daughter of Lazarus Noble of 
Swan Island at the Eastward who had been in Captivity above 
eleven years, (and in the year 1753 was withheld from him 
when he was there in person from this Government) pur- 
suant to a, Resolve of the Great and General Court of the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay, June 20^'' 1761 ; vizt. 

Montreal : Aug' 19, 1761. 
I finding there was no report made of the Captive I ap- 
plyed myself to private persons, and by their Information I 
found She was in the Country and three persons informed 
me of a Man who they sayd could help me in the matter. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 109 

To Cash paid 2 Informants each one dollar I applyed my- 
self to the Same man £0-12-0 and found him to be the In- 
terpreter that was with Lazarus Noble in the year 1753, 
he told me he knew the Child was living in the House of 
Mons St. Toise in the year 1753, but dare not then discover 
it but where She was at this time, or if alive he knew not. 

20. I asked him if he would undertake to Seek her out, 
he told me he would provided I would not discover him in the 
affair and also that he would stand Interpreter if need was 
and thereupon we proceeded. 

23. This man made his Report that he had found the 
girl, and that she was in the Nunnery in the Care of Mons"" 
S'^ Toise, and if I would go with him at Eleven of the Clock 
the Same day he would wait on me. And accordingly we 
went and with great difficulty managed the matter so as to 
get a Sight of the Captive girl in ye Nunnery. 

Montreal, 1761 August — 
To Sum Carried Over £0 .. 12 .. 

To Cash paid in the whole of this Informant's 
Service Viz* two dinners One Bottle Wine 
One D of beer and One bowl of Punch Cost 
7 dollars 2 .. 2 .. 

To Cash paid my own expenses for Board 1 

week 1 ., 3 .. 

To Cash paid for drink and washing in ye time .. 12 .. 
24*'' I took her out of the Nunnery 

25 At or near Night We Imbarked on board a Vessel and 
arrived at Quebeck the 29*" Aug* at night 
29 To Cash paid Expenses at Quebeck .. 12 .. 

At Quebeck I was obliged to put her to board at 
a French House and there paid Cash for her 
Boarding 19 days 3 .. 18 .. 

To Cash paid her washing at Quebeck .. 6 .. - 



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To Ditto One pair of Shoes .. 6 .. - 

To Ditto One pair of Stockings .. 6 .. - 

To Ditto One Short gownd .. 12 .. - 
To Cash paid her part of Stores on board the 
Vessel from Quebeck to Boston Meat at 

4/6'" Bread Fowls Sugar Eice 5'" 1 .. Y .. 6 

To Six Quarts of Wine and the bottles .. 12 .. 8 
To Cash paid her Board after Arrival in Boston 

12 days and Support home to the Eastward .. 18 .. 

To Coffee and Chocolate on the passage .. 4 .. - 



£13 .. 11 
Signed Sam' Harnden. 



An Account of the Expenses and Proceedings of Samuel 
Harnden of Woolwich in the County of Lincoln in his Jour- 
ney from Woolwich to Quebeck and Montreal for the Re- 
covery of his two Grand Children namely Samuel and 
Ebenezer Preble in Captivity in the Country of Canada pur- 
suant to a Resolve of the Great and General Court of the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay June 20^'' 1761 Viz^ 

1761 July 24'^^ 

Departed from my own House and w^ent to 
Brunswick to see a young woman who had 
lately come from Canada who informed me 
of a Servant girl who belonged to my Son in 
Law Ebenezer Preble deceased, where I 
paid for Shoeing my horse .. 6 .. 

To Victuals and Lodging and Fodder for my 

horse at Brunswick .. 6 .. 11 

26 Proceeded to ISTo. Yarmouth 

To Cash p'' Lodging &c there .. 3 .. 8 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 111 

Aug' 7 Set out for Crown Point where I arrived on the 
Y"' of August at o'Clock at Night 
To Cash paid for mv horse fodder oats and my 
Own Support, and what I bought at No. 4 
to carry me through the woods — and grain 
for my horse the whole being 1 .. 10 .. 8 

lO"' To Cash paid getting my Self and horse 

over the Lake .. 6 .. 

got a pass from Col. Haviland to ]\[ontreal and got a pas- 
sage that night 
To Victuals, a pint of wine, one bowl of punch, 

one pine beer and Stores down the lake 1 .. 3 .. 2 

11*'' Came to Sail at break of day 

12 & 13 Small Wind water shoal obliged to anchor often 
14 Wind right ahead and no hopes of proceeding 
To Cash paid 3 hands to Row me to S*^ Johns, 

being leagues 3 dollars .. 18 .. 

The Same day arrived at S' Johns at Sun Sett where I 
refreshed my Self 

paid Cash for Victuals .. 4 .. 6 

At St. Johns I agreed with 2 Soldiers to pilot me 
part by land, part by water, to Shamble 
fort for w'^^ p'' cash .. 6 .. 

1761 Aug' 15"^ 
To Sum Brought Over £5 .. 4 .. 11 

This day Sett out for Lapparre 16 miles and agreed with 
my french Landlord to carry my Cloaths 
To Cash paid him for Victuals, Lodging & 

Carriage .. 6 .. 

16"^ To Cash paid for Victuals lodging, drink 
at Lapparre and my part of Ferrage to 
Montreal .. 9 .. 3 

17"^ I waited on the Town Major and Reported my busi- 
ness, he told me the Governor was busy this day. 



112 DOCUMEIVTARY HISTORY 

IS**" & 19"' I recovered my grandson Samuel Preble who 
was in the Care of Major Desrev, and I waited on the Gov- 
ernor, he informed me that he believed he Saw mv other 
grandson in a french gentlemens house below the 3 Rivers. 

I got a pass through that government and attempted to go 
to S' x^ntonieo above 60 miles distant to recover a Serv*^ girl 
of mj Son Preble's named Sarah Fling. I got over the river 
and after travelling Some way not being well I returned 
back. 
To Cash paid for Perrage .. 6 .. 

I tarried at Montreal until the 25''' Aug* in favor of 
:Roble's Child. 

25'^ To Cash paid my o^vn and grandsons 
charges at Montreal with washing and 
mending .. 18 .. 4 

The Same day I embarked at night for Quebeck, passage 
with my grandson on board a Vessel bound to England. 
To Cash for what I paid & laid in .. 18 .. - 

29 I landed near night at Quebeck. 

30 I begun to Enquire after my other grandchild, find- 
ing no report was made of him, I was obliged to do the best I 
could and in three days time by a boy of about 8 or 9 years 
old, I got some intelligence of him which proved to be true. 
Sept. 1^' To Cash paid in seeking him out and 

recovering him 1 .. 16 .. 

1761. To Sum Brought Over £9 .. 18 .. 11 

Sept. lO'*" Wliilst I was at Quebeck my eldest grandson 
broke his arm 

To Cash paid the doctor for Setting it and Visits 1 .. 4 .. 
To Cash paid my own board and Lodging at 4 
dollars p week, the eldest grandchild at 3 
dollars p week, the youngest grandson at 
21/2 dollars p week and drink & washing 
for 19 days 7 .. 3 .. 5 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 113 

17**^ I imbarked for Boston. 
To Casli paid at Qnebeck for Stores Viz* 36'" 

beef, 12"' Mutton, Fowls, 2 galP rum lo"" rice 

Sauce &c in the Whole 3 .. 3 .. 8 

To Cash paid on board the Vessel for Coffee and 

Chocolate on the passage .. 3 .. 

Oct. 4'^ I arrived at Boston, and for want of a passage 
to the Eastward I was detained in Boston 12 days. 
To Cash paid for my own and the 2 Children's 

board in Boston 1 .. 7 .. 4 

17"" To Cash paid for Stores for my Self and 

the 2 Children for Stores to the Eastward .. 8 .. 
20*'^ We all arrived at home at the Eastward £23 .. 8 .. 4 
Province of Massachusetts Bay 
in ]^ew England. 



Petition of Subscribers of Newcastle. 

[To Governor & Gen. Court assembled JSTov. 11, 17r>l.] 

The Subscribers of the district of ISTew Castle in the 
County of Lincoln. — most humbly shew That they have 
for a great nimiber of years past made attempts to have a 
Gospel minister Settled among them but have not been able 
till latly to find one whom they could unite in and Consent to 
Settle over them — 

That the Kev" M' Nathan Ward a Gentleman of Good 
Credit has upon their Invitation preached with them for near 
twelve months past to general Satisfaction and the In- 
habitants are Unanimously desirous that he Should be 
settled in the Ministry over them but as there happens not to 
be any ministers of the Congregational persuasion in the 
whole County to obtain their Approbation Concerning the 
qualifications of the said M"" Ward as the act latly made re- 



114 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

quires he not haveing bad a degree at any of the Universitys 
Your pet" are apprehensive that Difficultys may hereafter 
arise unless they can have the Allowance of this Hon""" Court 
to Conduct this Affair in such a way as may have a Tendency 
to promote harmony and peace among themselves. — 

They therefore humbly pray your Excellency and Honors 
will be pleased by a Resolve or Order of this Great and Hon"" 
Court to allow the Approbation of some of the Ministers in 
Boston and other Towns in the Province Concerning M' 
Wards qualifications to be as good and Valid in Law as if 
they were of the County where your pet" belong and that the 
Inhabitants and their Estates may be Subjected for M' 
Wards Support upon his being Settled over them and that 
they may have leave to Install or Ordain him in such a part 
of the Province as the district shall agree upon and as shall 
be least Expensive to them. — 

And as in duty bound shall ever pray &c. 

Signed by me Commissioner for and in behalf of the 

Destrict of I^ewcastle John McXear. 

A joint Committee of the two houses made report, — 24 
N'ov. — * * * '^That a Bill be brought in to obviate the 
Difficulties suggested and aiford the Petioners relief, by in- 
vesting the settled ministers of the Several Towns lately be- 
longing to the County of York with the same Powers re- 
ferring to the Settlement of Ministers in any of the Towns in 
the Counties of Cumberland & Lincoln, as they had before 
the Act for Constituting of the s" Two New Counties." — 
ISTot accepted by Council ; Petition referred to next Session 



Indian Letter & reply. 

Governer Bearnnard — We think it Hard That you Settle 
The Lands That God Gave To Us Whouth making us Sum 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 115 

Considiration We Kno That We are in Youer Power Pray 
Considder oner Case and You Will Be Inlightn" Into Your 
owen. We beare That It is Peace and reioyce That The 
English Comands The Greatest Parte of North America 
We hear that ouer Ministers are and are To Be removid from 
US Ifs So we Pray That You Would Consider and have 
Pittey on ouer Souls and Send us one We Should Be Glad 
That You Would send us a French one But if not Send us 
one of Youers For aney is better than none 
We hope That You will Consider ouer riquest And Send us 
an answer we Saluit You The Gournover and Counsell In 
The Name and Behalfe of the Passamaqoduia Tribe 

Abowndrawonit — 
Passamaquida Great Island June 1763 

Abowadwonits X marke. 

To the Indians of the Tribe of Passamaquida 

The Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay has 
received a Letter from the Indians of the Passamaquida tribe 
signed on their behalf by Abowndrawonit & dated Passama- 
quida Great Island June 1763. 

In answer to which He informs them that the Settlers on 
the Island of Passimaquida or the ISTeighbourhood thereof 
have no Authority from this Government for so doing. This 
Government has authorized no Settlements in that Country 
except on the lands on the East Side of Penobscot river & 
about Mount desert, which lands have not been inhabited by 
Indians for many years past. It is not their intention to 
injure the Indians but on the contrary to assist & benefit 
them — 

As to a Minister it is Very fitting they should have one: 
and He will endeavour to get one sent to them as suitable to 
them as well may be. 
Boston July 18, 1763. 



116 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Instructions to Cap' Sanders, Commander of the Sloop 
Massachusetts — 

You are to acquaint the Indians who have desired to Come 
to Boston that 2 or 3 of the chiefs may come with you they 
haveing full powers from their tribes for what they shall have 
to offer. 

You may inform them that no formal Treaty will be held 
with them, but only, if they desire it, consideration will be 
had of a proper time & place for such treaty. As the Passa- 
miquida Tribe have wrote to me a Letter signed by Abown- 
drowonit, you are to forward to them an Answer to that letter 
and if Abowndrowonit or another of their chiefs duly author- 
ized has a mind to come to Boston with the rest you may bring 
him. 

If there is not time for the Indians to procure powers 
from their tribes so as to come with you now you may tell 
them to be prepared against September near when it is 
possible I may be at Fort Pownall, if not they may come to 
Boston. 

Fra. Bernard 
Boston July 23, 1763. 



Indian Conference. 

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Boston on 
Monday the 22" day of August 1763.— 
Present 
His ExcelF Fra^ Bernard Esq. Gov"- 
Hon'' Tho' Hutchinson Esq. Lieu* Gov'' 
John Osborne James Bowdoin 

John Gushing Tho' Hubbard 

Sam' Watts Esq"-^ Peter Oliver 

Andrew Oliver Harrison Gray Esq"' 

John Erving Tho' Flucker 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 117 

Meserwaiideromet 

Ectambuit Indians of Penobscot 

Sauro Woraromogasa 

Gov"" Have you power from your Tribe to appear here 

Ind. Yes. 

Gov'" Do you consider Yourselves as Subjects of K. 
George 

Ind^ We have no particular King, but acknowledge we 
are governd by English Lav\'s. 

Q. Are you willing to Submit to King George and this 
Government as your Fathers did formerly ? 

A. Yes. 

Q. As War has been declared against You, and no Recon- 
ciliation, are you desirous to be at peace with the English ? 

A. We never will be at War with the Engl, again We 
have been at Canada & have made peace. 

Q. You are by your situation more immediately con- 
nected with this Governm^ are you willing to renew the 
antient Treaties with Us ? 

A. We are willing to renew all the Treaties our Fathers 
have made with you. 

Q. Do you appear in behalf of the Norrid : Arrasegunt : 
& Wewenocks, or any other Tribes ? 

A. We appear in behalf of the Passamaquodi 

Q. How many ISTorridgewalks are there now left ? 

A. About ten, they are now joind with the Wewenocks 
& live among them at Becancour Some of the Passam. In- 
dians are joined with the Penobscots the Machias Indians 
were always joined with Us. 

Q. What Business have you to propose ? 

A We come to speak about the Truckhouse — when we 
us*' to Trade at Georges, nothing was wanting now there is 
always wanting. 



118 DOCUMENTARY HISTOKY 

Q. "VVliat is wanting ? 

A Cloathing & Provision, Flour, Bread, Corn Peas, 
Pork, Tobacco, Rum, Wine. 

Q. What Cloathing is wanting ? 

A All sorts of fine Cloathing, Silks 

Q. Will it not be sufficient to send such things when you 
bespeak them ? 

A. We do not want at present, we have spoke very often 
for things : but they have not come down. 

Q. What else is wanting? 

A. We usd to have our Corn at Geo. meas'^ in a half bush^ 
it is now meas"^ in a gaP Pot, by which we lose 3 quarts in 
half a bushel. We think the Steel yards are wrong, we have 
had our Bever fall short of the weight. 

Gov"" Would you like to have Scales & Weights ? 

Ind. We should like them better. 

Ind° What time should our Bever be killed ? 

Gov'' Not after the beginning of May. 

The Indians desire that the Soldiers of the Fort may be 
hindred from hunting; the Ind"^ have no other way to live 
but by hunting, the Eng. have: and the Ind"^ must starve, if 
the English continue their hunting. 

Q. Is it the Soldiers of the Garrison that destroy the 
Bever or other People ? 

A. The Sold" of the Gar : hunt & other People, Strangers 
that we do not know. We have desired Brig-'" Prebble to 
prevent it— He sends them out a hunting instead of prevent- 
ing them. We desire you would inquire into this matter — 
The Fall before last We bought Spirits of Brig"" Prebble & 
gave him 20/ a quart. Last Winter the Brig*^""^ Son let Us 
have a quart of Rum & took a large Bevers Skin for it, He 
did this three times — there was no Rum in the Truckhouse 
belong-^ to the government at those times. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 119 

Q. There is a List of Prices sent to the Truckhouse do 
you never see it ? 

A. inTo. We could not read if there was 

Q. Could not you get some body to read for you 

A. Yes. 

Q. If there was a List of Stores with the prices posted 
up would that satisfy you ? 

A. Yes. 

Q. Have you anything more to say ? 

A. Lieu'' Prebble took a Canoe from Uf in the Spring & 
has almost wore it out and never gave Us any thing for it. 

Gov"" Have you anything else to say ? 

Ind We have said all we were desired to say. 

Gov"" Do not you drink Rum at the Truckhouse before 
you trade ? 

Ind"" Yes, but we do not get drunk, Brig'''' Prebble, has 
told Us to do our Business first — 

Brig"" Prebble had leave to ask any Questions 

Bri Prebble. I have Silks at the Truckhouse. Do you 
not know that I have ? 

Ind^ The chief that We want is provisions. We have 
never had a full Supply in the Spring yet. 

Q. Did not I desire one of your Indians to come «& see 
their Weight 

A. The Interpreter says it was so, but the Ind° replied he 
had done it so often & found him honest, that he did not de- 
sire to see it. 

Q. The Comis"" General ask'd Brig"" Preble if he did not 
always send what he wrote for, — 

A. Yes, there was no deficiency on his part — 

Tuesday 23" Aug' 1763. Present &c 
His Excelly made Answer to what the Ind"^ said Yester- 
day as follows — 



120 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Gov'' Have voii auy tliiug more to say 



Iud°^ If We had a good humour'd man to trade with We 
should bring more Beaver into the Fort 

Gov"" The Ind°^ sometimes drink too much, which obliges 
the officer to appear sometimes a little severe with You 

The Gov"" acquainted the Indians that they might have a 
copy of what had been said to them, and that he would order 
them some small presents before they went away. — 

The Ind°^ upon the whole expressed themselves well sat- 
isfied with what had been said to them 



His ExcelF Answer to the 3 Penobscot Indians, who ap- 
peared Yesterday in the Council Chamber 

When I saw You Yesterday You told me that You came 
with full power from the Penobscot and Machias Indians & 
from the Passimoquody Indians to talk with Me. That you 
submitted to King George, and this Government as your 
Fathers did formerly, and that You were desirous of renew- 
ing all the Treaties that your Fathers had ever made with 
Us, and that You would never be at War with Us again. 

Brethren, I am glad to see You, and to find that you are 
disposed to live as dutiful Subjects to King George, His 
Majesty has subdued all this great Country which the 
French used to hold, and he is now become Sovereign of the 
Whole. The French who remain here are now become sub- 
ject to King George and both French and Indians will be 
treated by him as children so long as they behave dutifully 
to him. 

You informed Me that You came to speak about the 
Truckhouse. I have considered what you said upon that 
Subject, and will see that you have all necessary Supplies. 

You shall have Provisions of all kinds at the Fort, and 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 121 

shall liave them in full weight and measure, the Corn and 
Peas shall be measured to you in a half bushel, and if you 
want them in smaller quantities, you shall have full measure. 
The Bread, Flour, Tobacco and Meat shall be weighed to 
you with weights and Scales, with the same weights and 
Scales that we weigh your Bever with, when We buy it of 
you. 

There will be always a Supply of such Cloathing at the 
Fort as you commonly want, when you want Silks or other 
fine Cloaths, you should let the Captain know it, that he may 
send for such Sorts and Colours as you like best. That you 
may know that you are not cheated in the prices of goods — 
I will give Orders to the Captain to put up a paper in the 
Trading Room with the prices of every thing he has to sell. 
If you cannot read yourselves, you say you can get some body 
to read for you. I shall often ask if this Order is obeyed, 
for I am determined to do all I can that you may have Jus- 
tice done you. 

If you think yourselves wronged in any of these things at 
any time, I shall be always ready to hear your Complaints, 
and to do you Justice — 

You complain that the English spoil your hunting. The 
English have a right to hunt as well as you They fairly 
conquered your Country in time of War Gov'' Pownall built 
the Fort at Penobscot when you were at War with Us. He 
told you that the English should hunt in that Country : You 
could not then help yourselves, and should now sit down con- 
tent w^hen you are assured of our protection and friendship. 

I know you depend upon hunting for your Living: I will 
not therefore suffer any of the Soldiers in the Fort to hunt for 
Beaver : nor will I suffer any of the officers or Soldiers to 
trade with English Hunters for Bever or any other Furrs. 
If the English Hunters do you any injury : if they rob your 
Traps or any w^ays hinder you in your hunting, I will take 



122 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

care to have Justice done you, when I know who has injured 
you. The Soldiers in the Fort will sometimes want Deer 
and Moose to eat, and they must catch it about the Fort, for 
their own eating : this will not spoil your hunting : the Bever 
is what you chiefly live by: they shall not hunt for Bever. 
For I will not allow them to absent themselves from the Fort 
for any considerable time or distance. — 

As for such other Matters as I can not now answer I will 
take care to have them enquired into & redressed. 

Brethren If your Tribe & the Passimaquody Tribe shall 
be desirous to make your submission to this Government & 
renew the treaties heretofore made v/ith it in a formal Man- 
ner you will signify such desire to me. 

1. About a month ago I issued a proclamation requiring 
the Subjects of this Government not to commit any act of 
Violence against you or give you any Trouble but to afford 
you all necessary releif & Assistance. 

As to the want of some particulars at the Truck House, at 
Some Seasons of the year is true, it being So remote from 
Boston, and the Indians so uncertain in their Tradeing, & so 
few vessails passes, which renders it extreem dificult to keep 
A Constant Suply of every particular, but for the most Part 
of the Time Since I have had the Hon'" to Serve the Govern- 
ment there has been A full Suply of every particular they 
have wanted & more than they have had Beaver & Furrs to 
purtchis 

2. as to measureing the Corn in A gallon pot I did it by 
their own desier & all ways gave them Thirty two quarts for 
a Bushel nor did I try the diffrence & have often offred to 
measure in A half Bush' when they have desiered it should 
be in the gallon Pot 

3 if the Stellyards are Rong it is unknown to me I all- 
ways gave them full weight & measure & should rather have 
Scales & weights 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 123 

4 as to tlieir desiering me to stop the people from Hunt- 
ing is true, but as there is no act of the Government against 
it & not in my power to restrain Strangers I thought it would 
be A hardship on the Soldiers to prevent their killing fresh 
meet when they had nothing but Salt at the Fort. 

5 as to the Spirits they mention — they had a fev/ quarts 
at A time when the Truck House was out of Rum, but not 
till they had tyered me out with importunitys I told them 
T had onely Sume for my owni use but they Vv'ould take no 
Denial I Set that price to discourage them from buying, as I 
had no mannar of inclination to Sell it, the furrs they Paid 
for it I Pass' to the account of the Government & took my 
pay in Rum when A Suply came 

6 As to my Sons Selling them A quart of Rum for A 
Beaver Skin I never knew anything of it, nor did I ever al- 
low him nor any one Belonging to the Garrison to trade with 
them for A shilling 

7. As to the prices of goods being Posted up I did not 
know it was Customary nor had I any orders I was never 
against shewing the invoices to any Person and have all 
ways Sold them every Article agreeable to invoice 
Proceedings had in the representation of the Penobscot In- 
dians August 23*^ 1763 



Extracts of a Letter from Cap* Goldthwait to the Governor 
March 26'^^ 1764 
Sir. I got here on the 23"^ instant in the morning. Just 
before I came from Boston Cap' Wasgal hinted to me that 
the Indians had grown very surly and that the Inhabitants 
at Magabaggaduce were very uneasy about it he said he 
owa'd he was himself. I didn't pay much regard to it as I 
had letters from the Officers of the Fort by him which made 



124 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

no mention of it, but still it made me more anxious about 
getting down. Upon my arrival here I enquired of the Offi- 
cers whether there was any foundation for the Report, they 
told me there was. M"" Treat told me that he had wrote a 
letter on purpose to acquaint me of it but Wasgal was gone 
and he didn't know which way to convey it. 

I found no Indian in but the old Squaw Oso. I imme- 
diately sent for her and also for M"" M'^Farland and Examined 
her about it. She seemed very frank and open to me tho 
ll"" Trent says she had before deny'd it to him. I inclose 
your Excellency the dialogue we had upon it.— 

Mr. Goldthwait, I have heard that some of the Penob- 
scot Indians have proposed to the Tribe to brake their 
Friendship with the English and commit hostilities, and as 
I know you to be a friend to us I expect you'l tell me whether 
there's any foundation for it or not. 

Oso — You may depend upon it that I am your Friend and 
will tell you the Truth. 

G. Has such a thing been proposed 

Oso. Yes 

G. Who Started it — 

Oso — Toma. 

G. What did he say ? 

Oso He said to us why shall the English live upon our 
Lands Let us take them and drive them off. 

G. Did he mention to a few or to many. 

Oso He mentioned it to all. 

G. What answer did they make him. 

Oso They said his proposal wasn't good, the English 
treated them kindly and held their lands by conquest. 

G. What answer did he make ? 

Oso. Says he, the English have no right to Command us 
let us be our own Masters and not be Slaves under them. 

G. What answ^er did your People make ? 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 125 

Oso They said What can we do. The English have got 
possession of our land and its best for ns now to live in 
Friendship. 

G. Did any Indians join with Toma in the proposal. 

Oso Yes Some. 

G. Did Toma make this proposal to the S* John's In- 
dians also 

Oso I have heard he did and believe he did but I do not 
know it. I did not hear it with my own Ears. 

G. Where is Toma now 

Oso. I do not know. It's said he is a very great way in 
the Country, Some says he won't come here again. — 

The next day came in French Meset one of the Indians 
that was in Boston, and with him Anson, another very 
friendly Indian. They all agreed in the same story sepa- 
rately examined. I found it was that old Villian Toma 
whom your Excellency had a Conference with last year, and 
who upon all occasions has had so much respect she^vn him 
together with Espegueunt another deceitful fellow, were at 
the bottom of this Affair. M"" Treat says he had observed 
several of them more sullen and Snapish than usual and 
coud'nt account for it till some more friendly inclin'd gave 
him a hint of this Affair. Meser says the better sort among 
them despise them who moved it. He says he plainly told 
them that they were going to ruin themselves and their 
nation ; but he says they can make no head he says he thinks 
I sha'nt see Toma this year. He hopes I won't lay Toma's 
faults upon him, I told him if they followed Toma's plans 
they might disturb the Neighbourhood and ruin themselves 
but they must know they coudn't hurt the Fort, He said he 
knew it very well and if Toma wasn't a Fool he might know 
it too, but Toma he say'd was a Proud Man and wanted to 
be a greater Man than they thought him to be, in a little time 
says he the children will despise him — 



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I am now at the 29*^ Ins' Cap* Frost came in this morning, 
lie tells me that the Indians have heen surly his way so much 
that he had once concluded to move his goods, — He desired 
me to advise him what to do respecting his Indian Trade. 
I told him it &c. 



Indian Conference. 

In Council August 14**" 1765 — present in Council 

His ExcelF Governor Bernard 

Hon'''^ Lieu* Governor Hutchinson 
And''' Oliver Thomas Flucker 

John Erving Harrison Gray 

James Bowdoin Esq""^ Royal Tyler 

Thos. Hubhard And" Belcher 



Esq"" 



ISTodogawerrimet 
Pierre Michael 
Lewis 
Joseph 



of Norridgewalk 

Arowseguntue 

Weweenock 



His Excellency informed them that he was ready to hear 
what they had to say 

ISTodog : in behalf of the rest said — We came up to see your 
Excellency considering you as our Father as you represent 
the King who is our father and shake hands, hope you are 
well, presented a small bundle of Sable Skins 

Gov"" I thank you for your Congratulations on my health 
and for your present, I am glad to hear you express your 
duty to the King, who you may be assured will prove a com- 
mon father to you, and all his other Subjects, I should be 
glad to know how I could do you any good — 

^STodog — Said — When I was with Gen' Johnson he told y^ 
Indians that all was now peace, and they must betake them- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 127 

selves to hunting and carry their Skins where they could get 
most for them, when we returned to our own Country we 
found the Beaver mostly killed up. 

He acquainted the Gov"" that the Norridgewalk Wewenock 
& Arowseguntecooks were all related together & were one 
family, and further said that the Penobscots were also re- 
lated to them. — 

We want to have Money at the Truck house for our Bever 
in order to pay our Debts at Quebec. Father have Ifercy 
upon us we want a priest among us to Marry and to Christen 
our Children — There is no priest at Wewenock, he that was 
there is Dead This is all we have to say. 

Gov*" We do all v/e can to preserve the Beaver, and to 
prevent our people from Hunting in your Country, and we 
have made a Law for that purpose. 

The Government set up the Truck-house at first at your 
request to Supply you with such Goods as you wanted that 
you might not be imposed on by private persons either in 
Selling Goods to you or in purchasing your Beaver. The 
Government got nothing by the Trade, but it is an expence 
to them. 

The Trade is established by the great Council of the 
Province, and it cannot be altered without them, when the 
great Council meet if they thought proper it might be done 
then 

About two years ago the Penobscot Indians made their re- 
quest for a priest, I have sent their request home to be laid 
before the Great King, it was under consideration there : but 
the Kings Council is full of business, and care for the new 
Conquests, so that no order has been as yet given in the 
affair. If they should provide a priest for the Penobscots 
you will have the benefit of him. 

I shall order you some small presents as I did to the Penob- 
scots, who came to see me some time since 



128 DOCUMEXTAEY HISTORY 

Xodog — We have something further to say TVe are 
very thankful for the care you have taken to prevent your 
young men from Hunting on our Grounds and preventing 
the Destruction of our Game which is our livelyhood, and 
hope you will continue to take care of this matter. 

Gov'" I will endeavour to have the Law continued <t duly 
Executed : but it is very difficult to prevent every breach of 
the Law in siich a wide Country. 

Gov"" How many Indians Hunters have you upon the 
River at or near Xorridgwalk — 

iSTodog — We have about fifty men that Hunt on that 
River. — 

Gov"" I should be glad to see you at the Castle next Friday 
to drink the Kings health. — 



A Conference held at Fort Pownall on Saturday Sep. 17, 
1763 between his Excellency the Governor <fc Toma, Jo Hart 
»tc Indians of the Penobscot tribe, present Brig'' Prebble 
Capt Goldthwait &:c Walter MacFarland Interpreter 

Toma Brother I am going to tell you what I came to see 
you for 

Govern"" Do you speak for yourself only or for your 
Tribe 

Toma I speak for my whole Tribe 

Govern^ I am ready to hear you 

Tomai Brother I want you to help me on account of re- 
ligion — God made us all — Do help us if it lays in your 
Power — The people of Boston are Brothers to us as well as 
the people of Halifax are brothers to the Indians at S^ Johns 
— It is a Friar we want 

Govern^ Will no Priest do but a Romish Priest 



OF THE STATE OF ZMAIXE 129 

Toma= Xo — I have another thing to say — I ^vant you to 
take pity upon them that are poor. You know the Indians 
are a poor People — God put us into this Land — I wou'd be 
glad to have no English houses as far as we can see up the 
Eiver, and you have the benefit of as far as we can see up the 
River as well as we — I have nothing further to say upon this 
Subject 

Tomas Brother I am ready to believe what was said to 
us at Chebucta — There has been a trade here three years and 
T see Xo Alterations in the prices of the truck — The Gov^ of 
Halifax says you will not sell so cheap as they do — and now 
I come to see you I should be glad to know the prices of your 
Goods 
Governor — 

1. It is our principle that All Christians should Worship 
God in the manner that is most agreeable to their Conscience, 
But as the priests of the Romish Religion have been allways 
dangerous Enemies to the Civil State of Great Britain We 
have good reason to be particularly careful against them, 
Nevertheless if it can be made safe to the civil state of this 
Country you will be indulged in the use of a romish priest, 
But great Care must be taken in the appointment of the Man 
&■ some provision must be made for his support : All which 
will require time for consideration 

2 The English have conquered this whole Country : and 
the Indians must not prescribe to them what shall be the 
bounds of their settlements. Xevertheless the Government 
desires that the Indians shall live plentifully k comfortably, 
for which there cannot be wanting land, let the English settle 
ever so fast. At present the Government has made grants 
about 15 miles above the Fort, These must be supported: and 
it is not intended for the present to carry them further. 

3. There is &: will be all proper care taken that the Truck 
Trade is carried on upon just terms There will be a List of 

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130 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

the prices hung up in the Truck house for Any one to inspect : 
& when any Indian trades, an Account of what he sells k buys 
is entered in a book of which he may have a Copy if he 
pleases. It cannot be true that the Governor of Halifax has 
said that this Truck house will not sell so cheap as his will. 
If any Truck Master of his will say so, let him produce his 
list of prices at any one time to be compared with the list of 
this house at the same time. The prices of goods Vary with 
times & Seasons, & that must be allowed for : and It is not a 
fair comparison between goods in a dear year & the Same in 
a cheap year. (As) We had two dry years together which 
has made Corn very dear with us. As soon as the truck 
house is fully supplied, you will know the prices from the 
lists hung up there : and if you have any exception to make, 
it shall be inquired into & justice shall be done. 

Toma I shall be glad to have a Copy of what I have said 
& your Answer to it 

Gov'" You shall have it 



Letter William Lithgow. 

May it Please Your Excelency 

I was Honoured with a Letter from You by the two ac- 
cadines who ware going to quaback by the way of this & 
Chandler Elvers, and for their direction gave them a Draft 
of this Kiver to y^ lower end of a Pond on Chandler Eiver. 
I supplid them with Provisions at Boston price, which was 
according to yo"" Excellencys orders, as to Indian Pilots here 
was none to be had as they ware all out hunting, as to that 
dissapointment they war intirely easy as they had a plan 
with other necessary directions which I gave them as boath 
they & I apprehended there wou'd be no manner of Dificulty 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 131 

in their finding the way.— the following account is from y® 
Indians and is to acquaint your Excellency of a very barbar- 
ous action Committed in y^ murther of an Indian & his Wife, 
about fourteen miles from this Fort on Cabbassecontee 
Ponds Som Time Last fall, and is Supposed by the Indians 
that Som English men did it, y® Indian that was killed his 
Name was Nov :dog raw :wer :re :mit — the Same old man that 
was Speaker last Summer to your Excellency when I was In 
Boston last, a young Indian & Boy who hunted with the 
above old man gave me the following account, and say they 
left y" old Indian & his Wife Som Time y'' first of iSTovember, 
and left with y® old Indian when they went from him 20 
Beaver Skins and other Furrs 2 guns, 2 Traps, and other 
utencels and a considerable quantity of Provisions, and war 
gon 20 Days before they Returned to y^ old Indians Camp, 
v/here they found the Camp burnt & y'' Two dead Boddys of 
y^ old Indian & his Wife almost burn't up in y® Rueins of 
y® Camp, and say y^ 2 guns, Traps & hatchets ware carried 
away, and from this Circumstance of their not finding the 
Barrells and Locks of y^ guns & Hatchets in y^ ashes of y® 
Camp, and their finding a bag of Rice & one of flour and a 
birch Cannister of powder at a little Distance from y^ Camp 
neer y^ eadge of y^ Pond, all which articles they say were left 
in y^ Camp at their deperture, and say they knew the above 
Two bags of Rice <Sr flour to be the same they left in y^ Camp, 
from those circumstances as above y^ above young Indian & 
boy (who are Related to y^ Dead Indians) say it could be no 
body else but y® English that first Killed y^ Two Indians and 
then took y^ above Furr and after they had don y^ murther 
then Set y® Camp a fire that it might look lick an accident 
and say if that had ben Realy y^ Case they would have surely 
found in y^ Rueins of y^ Camp y® gun barrells Hatchets and 
oteel Traps. — What passed between the Indians & me on 
this account wou'd be too Tedious to Informe Your Excel- 



132 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

lency, any farther then Let you know I have don the best I 
could to Satisiie them in so Dificult an affair, they tould y^ 
English had killed an other Indian at a place called Cohoss, 
but don't mention that affair to your Excellency by way of 
Complaint, as that matter is foring to them, and dose not so 
neerly Consern them as y^ other two, — 

with Humble Submission I would Just beg leave to Sig- 
nifie my opinion on this matter, which is If your Excellency 
after the Consideration of this affair should think proper to 
order a present to y^ Surviveing Relations which I think are 
five in Number, as your Excellency & the Honorable Court 
might think proper, might answer as good an end as to Ref air 
the matter to see if y^ Criminals Could be found and prosse- 
cuted, and if this Could be don, which is Ten to one if it be 
found out it might be very dificult to find such proofe as 
would be sufficent to convict y® person or persons that might 
be found or Suspected to have Committed y^ Murther, and 
if they ware Caught & not hanged for want of positive proofe 
and discharged would only make the matter worse, as it 
wou'd give the Indians no Satisfaction bvit Reather might 
prove occasion to Cause them to think the government onely 
Caused a Sham prosecution and did not want to do them 
strict Justice, and it would be very dificualt to aquaint them 
with y^ nature of our Law & Juryes, and might naturaly lead 
them to make Reprisals in the Same manner by Murthering 
Som Innosent person if they might do Such things and go off 
Clear without positive Proofe Could be brought against them, 
this matter of my owae opinion I humbly Submitt it to your 
Excellencyes better Judgment, the Indians desired me to 
aquaint you with y^ above Account. 



[Signed — usual form.] 
Fort Halifax April 14*^ 1766.- 



William Lithgow. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 133 

Letter of Lithgow, reporting the murder and details as in 
his first letter,, and the opinion that it was done by hunters, 
then he adds what the Indians further say. — 

* * * — They say it wou'd be an easey thing for them to 
serve ye English in y^ same manner, and y^ English never 
find them that did it, by flying to y^ Southren Indians who 
has invited them to joine them not long Since, but had 
Reather be at peace with y^ English if they will let them, 
but if ye English hunters is Determined to steel their Lives 
away by peace meals, for y"" sake of Hunting, they say it's 
better for them to Die lick men, then to be kill'd lick Dogs, 
for they say, if y^ English Hunters has no Regard for their 
owne Lives, nor that of their Neighbours, it would be easey 
for them as y^ English is Settled in an unguarded and Scat- 
tred manner for them to Steel as many Lives of y^ English 
as they Could take of y^ Indians, and perhaps maney more; 
but as y^ Governor & Council talked to them very friendley 
Last Summer wou'd therefore hope they ware then in Ernest, 
— I have used all the arguements in my power to perswaide 
them y" whole Government would here y^ utmost abhorence 
to such a Vile action, and hope they will Rest Satisfied from 
those above arguments. I have advised His Excellency if 
possible to procure a present for y® surviveing Relations of 
y® Dead Indians being about five in ]SI"umber, if aney should 
be made as above, I think it would be best to order them to be 
made out of the Truck House, as I think it wou'd be niost 
agreeible to the Indians, I have wrote y^ Gov"" Conserning 
this matter, and think it will not be a miss, if you think 
proper, to compare this Letter with His * * * both will be 
more full. 



[Signed as before] 



Port Halifax April 16''' 1766. 



William Lithgow 



to^ 



134 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

Report of Council. 

At a Council at Council Chamber, Boston 30 Apr. 1766. 
Governor Bernard and others present. Report of informa- 
tion from Col. Lithgow concerning death of two Indians in 
camp; circumstances indicating murder; — (as shown in 
previous documents) — Advised, a Proclamation by Gover- 
nor, — for apprehension of any concerned and reward of £100 
for discovery & conviction. Also — Inasmuch as some of the 
Relations of the dec*^ Indians expressed a Jealousy that some 
of his Majestys English Subjects have been concerned in the 
murder of said Indians, which Jealousy may have a Ten- 
dency to produce some acts of violence unless care be taken 
to quiet the minds of the Indians. 

Advised, that his Excellency give directions to Col° Lith- 
gow to take measures to be satisfied that none of the Indians 
themselves have been guilt of the said murder; and that in 
case it should appear to him that there is no room of a sus- 
picion of that sort, but that on the other hand there is reason 
to fear some Englishmen have been concerned in the murder : 
He endeavor to soften the Relations of the deceased, who he 
says are five in number, by making them Presents out of the 
Truck house for that purpose according to his best Discretion 
in case he finds it immediately necessary, and the amount of 
those Presents be not very great so as to require the Delibera- 
tion of the General Court. If on the other hand he finds 
they expect any thing very considerable, and he shall appre- 
hend no ill Effects from delaying these presents, that he im- 
mediately acquaint his Excellency of the matter, and what 
sum it is that he finds will be necessary to distribute among 
them. 

[Copy of Minutes of Council Apr. 30, 1766.] 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 135 

Proclamation. 

Proclamatiou by Gov. Fra. Bernard, in respect to the sup- 
posed murder of the two Indians; First gives details of in- 
formation received (as in the foregoing pages.) Next calls 
upon 

* * "All officers civil and military within this Province 
and all other his Majestys good Subjects to do their utmost 
endeavours to discover the author or authors of the Said sup- 
posed murders, that such atrocious offenders, who by acts of 
barbarity of this kind expose the peace of the Government 
and the Lives of his Majestys Subjects may be brought to 
condign Punishment. 

And I do hereby promise a Reward of One Hundred 
pounds lawful money of the province afores*^ to any person or 
persons w^ho shall discover the author or authors of the said 
mischief to be paid out of y*" public Treasury upon the Con- 
viction of any one or more of them. 

I do likewise promise that any one person concerned as an 
accomplice in the Crime who shall first discover the person 
or persons who actually committed the Said murder shall be 
admitted as an Evidence in behalf of the King and be ex- 
empted from the penalties of the Law. 

[Given— &c— 30 April 1766.] 

By his Excellencys Command. 

Fra Bernard. 
And^ Oliver Sec=^ 

[The Proclamation, a Printed Broadside] 

Letter William Lithgow. 

May it Please Your Hon"" 

I have received your Letter as also the order of y^ Ilonour- 
ible Council for my Conduct in Regard of the suppos'd mur- 
dred Indians, and shall manage that Trublesom affair in the 



136 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

best manner I am capable in bebalf of the Government, as 
Soon as y^ friends of the deceased & others Indians are Re- 
turned from Hunting. 

I now with Humble Submission offer my opinion in Re- 
gard of y^ Indians, which is that a good understanding be 
constantly maintained between them & us and I can think of 
no better meathod then to Treat them with Justice in order 
to maintain such good understanding I mention this because 
I have heard in Times past that a Drunken Indian has Rec'd 
only a pint of Rum for 2 or 3 Saple Skins, & y*' Indian when 
sober dos not know the Person who Cheated him, I instence 
in this one perticular but suppose other articles to go at the 
same rates, I am sensible y^ Law alredy Subsisting is well 
intended to Restrain such bad practices, but think if it was 
enacted that som incouragement be given for one Neighbour 
or Inhabitent to make Discovery of such evile minded per- 
sons, apprehend it wou'd answar a good end to prevent such 
Clendistin deelings, and apprehend if this thing be not duely 
attended too when y® Indians find them selves thus abused, 
will by way of Retalliation kill som of the Inhabitence 
Cattle, and perhaps an Inisont person may loose a Cow or ox 
who never wronged y^ Indian at all, y^ Consiquence of which 
may be, such English person or persons as loose their Cattle 
as above, by way of Reveng may kill an Indian or Two, & 
so in Return y^ Indians fall upon y^ Inhabitints, and so 
bring on a Rupture between us, 

I know it is a prevailing oppinion among Several of y® 
English, and men of good sence, that as Canada is now ours, 
y^ Indians is So dispirited that the^^ will never give us fur- 
ther Truble, & I am of the same oppinion, if we are not first 
in fault, but I dont suppose them to be so far dispirrited as 
intirely to submit to be murdred Robed & Cheated by Every 
Evile minded person that is so disposed, and they have said 
If I mistake not in my Last Letter to His Excellency, that 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 137 

they ware foud of peace, but if y^ English wer determined 
to Steel their Lives by peace meals, it wou'd be best for them 
to Die Like men then to be killed Lick Dogs, and said they 
supposed they could easely take 10 Lives for one, v^ere they 
so disposed as we are scattred all over the countery & un- 
guarded. 

Sir with all Due Regard I beg Leave to subscribe my Selfe 

Your most Humble Servent, 

William Lithgow 
Fort Halifax May 15"' 1766.— 



Letter William Lithgow. 

May it Please Your Excellency. 

When I Rec'd y^ advice of the Honorable Council of ye 
30'*^ of April last. In Regard of the Two Indians Suppos'd 
to be murdred by som English Hunters, in which advice I was 
Cautioned to be well sattisfied that y® Indians did not Com- 
mitt y^ murder them selves, but on y® Contrary if I was Sat- 
isfied it was don by Hunters «fec. then to endeavour to Soften 
y® Relations of y^ Deceased being five in number, & make 
them presents if I found it immeadiately necessary, So as 
not to be grate as to Require y^ Deliberation of y*^ General 
Court. 

In obedience to which advice I have made y® best enquirey 
in my Power, and uppon y" whole am inclined to think it was 
not any Indians y' Committed y'' murder, but must think it 
was some English Hunters, I have Just now seen three of 
y® above Relations, I have Signified to them measures y^ 
Governor & Council had taken in order to Discover the mur- 
derers, and have talked with them in as Cautious a manner as 
Possible, what they wou'd expect as a Present as y^ Case was 
now Circumstanced they answered me they should be glad to 



138 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

be paied for y^ Two guns, Two Steel Traps, three Stroud 
blankets, Two broad Cloath d°, one Scarlet ditto, one Learge 
Belt of Wampum, Two Small ditto Two wide peices of Wam- 
pum to wear on their arms, a Coat y® governor gave Him last 
Summer, 20 Beaver Skins, Som Silver plates to wear Round 
their armes, and Sundry other articles of small Valine, Two 
Brass Kettles. — 

the above are the Cheife of the things taken away, and 
which they expect to be paied for, which I suppose to be 
worth about £25 or Thirty pounds Sterling, the Wampum I 
suppose to be about 10,000 beeds, and is sold here for fifteen 
y* white & Twenty y^ black p Thousand, y^ most of ye Things 
of consiquence I am knowing off, as I have often seen them & 
ware mostly purchased here, as to y^ Consideration of y^ 
Death of y^ Two Indians they entirely submitt to your Ex- 
cellencys consideration, and wait for the Return of this Let- 
ter, I have gave them nothing as yet as I belive they will 
Rest Satisfied till they here farther from Your Excellency, 

I have don y^ best in my power to soften them by telling 
them y' murder & Roberies was Som Times Committed 
among our Selves, y* French, and all other Nations, which 
was a Thing that would Som Times Happen notwithstanding 
all y® precaution to y® Contrary, I beg leave to subscribe my 
selfe 

Your Excellency's most obedient Serve* — 

William Lithgow 
Fort Halifax May 28'*' 1766. 



Letter Samuel Goodwin. 

May it Please Your Excellency — 

I Rec'd a letter from Capt James Howard last Evening of 
which the inclosed is a Copy it is Said the Pretended Reason 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 139 

of this uneaseness is on acco" of the two Indians who was 
said to be burnt in there Campt last Winter but it is Sup 
posed it Origenats from the jSTew Bishop Lately arived 
amonghts y^ French at Canada but what is the Eeale Cause 
is unknown, upon Receiving this acco" Coll° Lithgow & 
Coll° Cushing being out of this County I have Given Orders 
to the Several Captains to have there Companys Redy at an 
hours warning with Armes & ammunition according to Law, 
as the Indians hath Given notice Doutless they will do Some 
Damage for they seldom fail when they Declare it. 

Your Excellencys Orders and Commands Shall be Obeyed, 
I shall advise all to Act only Defenceably, About a month 
aGoe three Indians who Called themselves Penobscots came 
from Fort Hallafax & told there they came after News then 
they Proceded Down Kennebeck River, and almost amonghts 
alle the Settlements enquiering after News & the Number of 
people &c. 

I am may it Please your Excellency your Excellencys most 
Dutefull most Obedeant and Very Humble Serv' 

Samuel Goodwin. 
Pownalboro, Aug*, 1766. 



Letter Samuel Howard. 

Fort Hallifax, August 23" 1766. 
Colo William Lithgow S' — 

there is Nine Indian men here now Without any of their 
women or children among which are Sosepses and Peervack 
and they tell us that Quenorquras and Mandeweremet are 
Gone to Canada and that they intend to Get other Indians 
to Joyn them and to come and dow Damage here this fall 
which they say will be about six week hence but I think if 
they should do any Damage this fall they will l)egin sooner — 



140 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

we are at aloss to know what to Do about alarming the in- 
habitants for if it should prove a false Riport it would Do 
Great Damage for them to leave their places and if it should 
prove true we should be blamed very much for not informing 
them I would have wrote to the Governor but as you are 
there I thought it would do best to write to you. Sosepsis 
says that he came in on purpose to tell you and he called five 
or six of the other Indians who heard what he said and did 
not contredict but confirmed it which is all from your humble 
Serv\ Samuel Howard. 



Letter James Howard. 

Fort Western 24'" Aug' 1766 
Sir There was an Express brought here about midnight 
last night by James Collar & Thomas Parker from Lieu' 
Howard, the Cause of the Express comeing was Socepses & 
five or Six other Indians telling that Quenockras, and Mando- 
wennite were gone to Canada to gett other Indians to Join 
them, and that they determined to fall on the English and 
do what mischief they could, and that they would come back 
in less than a moon & half Socepses says that he came on 
purpose to tell the QoV and Seemed very sorry that the Col' 
was gone, there is now nine Indian men at Fort Halifax, and 
never a woman or child amongst them — What to do Con- 
cerning the Settlers I know not - if I alarm them & the news 
proves false it will do great damage to the people and if I do 
not alarm them k the news proves true, I shall be much 
blamed 

I hope God will direct me to the best 
I am in haste from Sir Your Very Humb Serv 
pray forward the Express James Howard 

as fast as possible 

To Major Sam' Goodwin 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 141 

Report of Committee on line between N. H. and Mass. 

The Committee appointed to Repair to that part of Salmon 
Falls River with M' Bryant the Surveyor that rim the Line 
between the Province of I^ew Hampshire and the Province of 
Maine so called in the year 1741 and to see how far he 
carried on said Line, and to make observation necessary that 
a full discovery of the said may be made. 

Having attended to that Service beg leave to Report Thurs- 
day JSTov"" 20*" 1766 marched from Berwick, the whole Com- 
pany consisted of Eleven Viz' CoF Jonathan Bagley, James 
Gowen Esq' & Cap' Henry Young Brown Committee from 
the Massachusetts; CoP John Wentworth, Walter Bryant 
Esq' the Surveyor Committee appointed by Gov' Wentworth ; 
James Warren Jun' Surveyor and Gilbert Warren, James 
Hasty, Joseph Hasty Stephen Ferguson William Brock At- 
tendants — arrived at Lebanon in the Evening, the Snow be- 
ing about 12 inches deep and encamped — Friday l^ov' 21'* 
marched about 6 o'clock and about 3 o'clock P. M. arrived at 
the Crotch of Salmon Fall River about 7 Mile from any 
Settlement ; marched up the IST E Branch about one mile & 
viewed the same as to wedth & depth of Water — Then 
cross over that Branch & marched about half a mile West- 
ward to the middle or main Branch, and viewed that, then 
marched down that Branch to the crotch and viewed them 
again where they unite, and after a full viewing there. Ex- 
amined Mr. Bryant on the spot which of them two Branches 
he took when he run the line of 1741 — He answered he 
could not be certain which as the Snow was deep and the 
River frozen where he run the Line in 1741 and as the N^ E.* 
Branch appearing to be so much smaller than the other he 
could not Say, but could not think he took the 'N E* Branch 
But only that the Branch he then run had a large pond at the 
head, and that he had been very lately informed by Hunters 



142 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

tliat there was no Pond at the head of the Main Branch ; So 
in order to make a full discovery marched up the middle or 
main Branch about one mile and Encamped — 

Saturday Nov' 22'' March about Sun rise up by the main 
Branch about two mile, viewing the same and it appeared to 
be a considerable River about 40 feet wide & about 12 inches 
deep with high Banks — then left that Branch & marched ab* 
]S[ 4 miles to a large Pond called Lovell's Pond, marched 
round the north end of said Pond and Encamped — Sun- 
day Nov' 23" marched about 6 o'clock N E B E in order to 
strike the 'N E* Branch or the Pond that Empties itself 
into the S" N E' Branch and after Marching about 
two Mile struck the West end of Said Pond, marched down 
the South Side of Said Pond to the Mouth where it empties 
in to said N E' Branch & there found some marked Trees 
which we followed about half a mile which run about N 7 
degrees E' by the needle the Trees appeared to be well 
marked on two sides : We cut out the marks from several 
of the Trees and found by the Groth or grains of the Trees 
that the marks were made upwards of twenty years since — 
which Trees Mr. Bryant declared after examination that he 
marked in the year 1741 when he was sent by Gov' Belcher 
who was then Gov' of jSTew Hampshire to run the Line be- 
tween the Province of New Hampshire & the Province of 
Maine — Then we returned to the mouth of said Pond and 
viewed the N E* Branch again to see what quantity of water 
run there, and viewed it down stream some distance called 
all the whol^ party together to judge how large a hole would 
vent the water that run in that Branch, and after measur- 
ing the wedth and depth the party judged the whole water 
that then run in said Branch would Run through a hole as 
big as a Barrell — then took our departure from thence for 
the Main Branch again in order to view that and marched 
about four mile and encamped — 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 143 

Monday N'ov'' 24. Marched at day break having had a 
very Rainy night and marched about two mile & fell in with 
the Main Branch about half a mile below the West Branch 
and viewed the said Main Branch there, and it appeared 
that the said middle or main Branch was more than three 
times as large as the N E Branch that M' Bryant Run in 
1741 and yielded more than three times as much water. Then 
crossed said main Branch being 35 feet wide and about 12 
inches deep and moving water. 

Having finished viewing the Branches & being very Rainy 
marched in the Rain across the Woods homewards, fell in 
with the north end of Salmon falls first Pond — marched 
round said Pond to the River above the Great Falls or floom 
so called ; arrived about 12 o'clock the Travelling being bad ; 
the snow about 6 inches deep & full of water by the Rain, 
and in order to shorten our march 5 or 6 miles forded the 
River above the Falls & marched for Lebanon and arrived in 
the evening and encamped — 

Tuesday jN'ov' 25*" being fair weather marched for Ber- 
wick & arrived about 2 o'clock P. M. and discharged the 
People — The Com'''* beg leave further to Report that the 
Plan hereto annexed is from an actual Survey of the main 
Branch and the Easterly Branch of the River therein de- 
lineated, all which is most humbly submitted 

P Jonathan Bagley p order. 

In the House of Representatives Decem' 9*" 1766 

Read and ordered that the consideration of this Report be 
referred to the next session of this Court. 

And the Committee are directed to procure in the mean 
time the declaration upon oath if to be obtained, of the 
Gentlemen who accompanied them on this discovery from 
New Hampshire, or any of the attendants In this occasion. — 



144 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In council read & concurred 9' Dec'. 

In Obedience to the foregoing order the Committee beg 
leave to Keport thev have attended the business and have 
taken the Depositions of sundry persons belonging to this 
Province who were formerly well acquainted with Salmon 
Falls and that attended the Committee from the two Pro- 
vinces in their late Reconoitering the Same with the several 
Branches thereof, which Depositions are hereunto annexed 
together with the Plan of said Salmon Falls River & 
Branches. The Gentlemen on the Committee from ]^ew 
Hampshire who attended upon the business afores** declined 
giving their Deposition, But what they declared on the 
Spot while viewing the same are contained in the said De- 
positions. 

Jonathan Bagley p order. 

In House & Council Feb. 24 & 25, 1Y67 — a joint Commit- 
tee was chosen to consider further action. 

Two copies of above; — the original report pp. 339-342; 
the Secretary's copy for use in Gen court pp. 335-338. 



Letter James Flagg. 

Sir, May it please your ExcelF'^., 

I have taken the liberty, on the repeated solicitations, of a 
number of the Arasagunticook Indians; (who are now met, 
at this their old rendezvous) to inclose you their Address. 

These Indians are now bound to Penobscot, & Col" Lithgow 
having removed from Fort Hallifax, they insisted on my 
writing to your ExcelF'^ ; which with my ardent wishes for 
the peace and welfare of the Community, must appologize for 
my troubling you in this affair ; I am, with due Esteem — 
Your Exceir^' Most Obedient 

Humble Servant. Ja' Flagg — 
Cobbesectonte 29*' July 1767. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 145 

Indian Letter inclosed. 

His Exceir'' Francis Bernard Esq — 

May it please your Excellency 

We the Sagamore & other Indians of the Tribe of Arasa- 
gunticook, beg leave to acquaint your Excellency that not- 
withstanding, our earnest desire of living in peace and Amity 
with our English Brethren, yet the repeated cruelties 
comitted on some of our Friends & relatives has obliged us to 
apply to your ExcelF'' for your protection and assistance, to 
procure Justice for the murder & robbery of Joseph an In- 
dian Man, with Squaw Matty-Oneas & two Daughters, Han- 
nah aged about 14 years & Prasawa about 4 years, who we 
imagine were killed about the 1'* of June last, at their Wig- 
wam near Sobago pond & Streams, at the head of Stroud- 
water River ; where we left them about the last of May, since 
which some of us have been to look for them, & have found 
their Gun & all their Manudas (Baggage) except their Furr, 
& from several circumstances we have the greatest reason 
strongly to suspect, that One Astin ( who had a Camp within 
one mile of our camp at that time) was concerned in the 
perpetration of this murder, which we beg your Ex''* will do 
us the Justice to enquire into. 

Another instance of Robbery comitted near the same time 
on two of our Brethren ; Cap' Maquasak and Swasin a young 
Indian, who being absent from their Camp a few hours to 
tend their Traps, on the 25*" of May last, were robb'd of 22 
Beaver Skins & a Gun with a Silver thumb piece & Light, 
which they say was taken by one Wilson & another Man who 
were followed by Maquasok till they got into their float & 
paddled off out of his reach after which the Said Wilson & 
the other went in to an English Settlement on Seumscook 
Pond seeing a person at a Distance from any House, pre- 
sented & snap'd his Gun at him, & miss'd fire on which the 

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146 DOCUMENTARY HISTOKY 

Person (one T Foster) called out to know what he was about, 
Wilson made answer that, he thought it was an Indian who 
was pursuing him ; then went to Fosters House with with him 
& showed 36 Beaver skins^ which they said they had killed 
within y" time they had been out which was Six days only 
w*"" Foster will aver. 

Cobbeseconte Sagamore Esak 

29*'^ July 1767 Paul Higgin 

Interpreted Read & Signed Louis 

in presene of Phillip 

Gershom Flagg — Lubal 

Josep 
Subal's 
Stanislaus Swasin 

Sowehna Swasin Jun"" 

Pere Tomo Mally 

Marks Their Marks 

[G. Flagg made oath respecting this statement & signa- 
tures — Sept. 10, 1767] 



Letter James Flagg. 

Sir : May it please your Excellency 

I have already taken the liberty to forward your Ex- 
cellency the address of a number of Indians, respecting the 
Murder & Robbery of some of their Brethren; since which I 
have received the following intelligence from persons of un- 
doubted veracity, which I am advised & desired to communi- 
cate to your Exceir'^. 

In June last One Douglass brought a pack of Beaver 
bound up with a Squamba, (which by the marks appear'd to 
belong to Indians, & deposited them in the care of James 
Thornton, as the property of Dn' Asten & himself; 'till the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 14Y 

8'" instant ; when one Sole Master of a Coasting Sloop which 
was bound to Dartmouth in Bristol County bot it; where 
it Might be stop'd as Evidence; if your ExcelF' thinks 
proper. This Asten is the person suspected by the Indians 
& has been seen with the Squaw's Cap, string of Wampum & 
severall other articles of Indian apparell ; & from many con- 
curring circumstances (with due deiference to your ExcelF'^' 
superior Judgement) it appears too suspicious to pass Un- 
noticed. — 

When the Indians went from hence, they acquainted me 
with their intention of returning this way in two months, & 
were in hopes some steps would be taken to discover the per- 
petrators of these ]\[urders & Eobberys, which might prevent 
some future ill consequences, as they think it unsafe to hunt, 
if something is not done. - 

I am with the greatest Esteem, Your Excellency's 

most Obedient Humble Serv' Ja' Flagg 

Cobbiseconte 20'" August, 1767. 

His Exceir^ Francis Bernard, Esq' 



Letter GersJiom Flagg. 

Boston Septemb' 3" 1767 — 
Cap" Joseph Sole - 

S': After a proper Complement to you with hopes you 
have Gott safe home Ere this Reaches you & if so I begg you 
will take the greatest Care posable to Secure and keep the 
Indens misquamby and as many of the pelts that is mark** by 
the Indens ; on the Skins you bought of austin & took from 
Thorns as you can posable gitt though they should all be 
Strip" of there furr. they will Do for the purpose intended 
if the Indens marks are preserved on y" skins for I am orderd 
by His Excellency Gov' Barnard To write you this Letter, 



148 DOCUMENTARY IIISTOKY 

and pray jou will observe the Contents, as his Excellencey 

is Determind to Call a Council next week and persue those 

Villens who have Robed if nott murdered Some of the 

Indens, & not Suffer Such Rogues to Go unpunished, but will 

advertise a Reward to any one that will Discover the Rest & 

if he is Concern'' will be Cleard & have the s" reward on the 

Conviction of the Rest Concernd 

S' your Care in this matter will serve the Cause of 

Justes, the Honour of the Government, and oblige His 

Exelln'''^ who is Determind to pursue the Matter — & your 

Complyance will also oblige me whom you Promised & am S' 

Your Friend & Humb'^ Serv" 

Gershom Flagg — 

a Coppy of my Letter 

Sent to Captt. Josep" Sole 

at Dartmuoth. 

P, S. pray Save the misquamby & pelts Safe in your own 
hands untill you have orders from y" Governour how to actt 
in This affair. — 



Extracts of a Letter from Thomas Goldthwait Esq' to his 
Excellency the Governor. 

Fort Pownal 6 Septem' 1767 — 
''At present we are in a little confusion here occasioned by 
some insolent and unjustifiable behaviour of the Indians 
which has frightened the Inhabitants that they are so un- 
easy in their own Houses they cannot be prevail'd upon to 
stay in them, and desire me to give them protection in the 
Fort. I cannot deny them tho I own at present I see no real 
danger. — The insolence of the Indians I believe proceeds 
from there being a large body of them together & their knowl- 
edge of the weakness of the Garrison, while I was gone to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 149 

mount desert a small number of Indians came in & Vvdtbout 
applying or giving any notice of their want of provisions they 
drove up a flock of Sheep in order to kill some but before they 
cou'd carry their design into execution my people had notice 
of it & prevented it. Afterwards some others took another 
method, they sufferd their Dogs to be loose, and they kill'd 
eight sheep, some of which they carried away with them. In 
my way from Mount desert I had many complaints from the 
Inhabitants of their Sheep being killd by the Indians and 
many other Complaints of ]\Iischief being done by them. I 
took the first opportunity to demand in a peremptory manner 
satisfaction for it. They appeared concerned about it and 
promised that satisfaction should be made, but at present 
they could do no more than pawn their words & assure me 
that I should have no further cause of complaint. These 
very people in all probability killd the peoples Swine within 
5 miles of the Fort the next day. Another Indian soon after 
shot a hog in the Cove while the owner was almost in sight of 
him and by the time the owner got Some assistance the hog 
was half roasted. The Indian got oft", but the hog they bro't 
to me which appeared to be just killed & full of shot. I have 
heard since that the Indian dont deny the fact. They have 
never been so open & daring in their insults before. Their 
wandering about after a Priest the last year made them ex- 
treme poor & perhaps they think they cant be more miserable 
let what will happen to them. What serves to increase the 
people's fears is what the Indians themselves give out viz' — 
That there are a great number of Indians of dift'erent tribes 
now assembled on Penobscot river; that they are determined 
to maintain their right to 12 Rivers which they claim, and 
that they intend soon to pay me a visit together. What truth 
there may be in this I know not. All I know of certainty is, 
That there are a considerable number of Indians of different 
nations such as Cape Sables S* Johns^ jSTorridgewalks, Arese- 



150 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

gunticooks with some other Indians & some white Men now 
on Penobscot River, and that they have had a Council with 
the Penobscots upon some occasion or other. A neutral 
Frenchman who is known in Boston came with a party of 
Indians from Canada & has been in here: He tells me he 
came only to spend a little time in hunting with the Indians 
for his diversion, behaved very civilly & went off. But there 
is another thing which has greatly served to alarm the In- 
habitants. While I was gone to Mount desert a S' Francis 
Indian came in & told the commanding Officer that he came 
Express from Sir William Johnson to me; that he had a 
Letter from him for me, but that he must not leave it without 
I was here, and that he woud Soon be in again. Last Thurs- 
day he came in to see if I was returned ; told me he did not 
come from his Camp, and had not got the Letter. He said 
he came from Canada, & brought 16 Indians in his party 
who were now hunting on this River, and that he woud be in 
again on Monday and bring me the Letter, & then open his 
mind to me. He then went off and going up the River he 
met some of our people & told them (he speaks English) that 
there were 300 men near Penobscot falls who wou'd be at 
the Fort in a few days. His not telling me this, occasioned 
my sending immediately after him, & also to get the Letter. 
My people overtook him at Salmon point & br'ot him back 
but without the Letter. He deny'd what he had told the 
people & pressd me to let him fetch the Letter, but woud not 
consent to my people going with him. His name is Philip 
& has been employed bothe in the English & French Service, 
and is now an Inhabitant of S' Francois. I Expect him to- 
morrow, but in the mean time I shall put the Fort in the 
best posture of defence I can, & my doing this will unavoid- 
ably increase the fear of the Inhabitants who are already too 
much agitated. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 151 

Tuesday the 8'" Yesterday there came in Four Canoes of 
Indians among whom were Philip before mentioned Espe- 
queunt & Oso & 8 or 10 others. I met them at the Shore & 
askt Philip for the Letter. He said Espequeunt met him & 
desired him to come with him, and that he hadn't opportunity 
to go to his camp. I then took Oso aside & told her I con- 
fided in her, and that she must tell me what She knew of this 
Philip. She said she knew but little about him; that he 
was a Canada Indian & she believed he wasn't good. I then 
had some talk with Espequeunt but he said he wanted some 
refreshment and would say more to me the next day. This 
morning he came early and desired to speak with me in 
private ; nobody was present but M' Treat it him & me. He 
saj^s he was at Canada 15 days ago & was invited by a French 
Gentleman there (whom he took to be an officer or a man of 
distinction by his being laced with Gold) to stay in Canada 
and assist him in an enterprise against the English. He says 
he told them he was far from home & his Family woud 
suffer and that he could not stay. He askt me if there was a 
War between France and England, I told him there was no 
appearance of any such thing, and that I believed there 
wasn't the least foundation for such a suspicion. He said 
the Canada Indians told him it was so ; but they hadn't de- 
termined what part to take — He said He spoke the Truth : 
he pointed towards Heaven & said he spoke before God. I 
askt him if he had any request to make to Gov"^ Bernard, He 
said no. I then asked Oso by herself, if she knew of any ill 
intention among the Indians; She said She knew of none, 
that Espequeunt was very secret about the news he brought 
from Canada. She said she woud always speak the Truth to 
me; She said she once told me of an intention to surprise 
the Garrison & says She I told you the truth. That now. 
She tho't there was no ill design among the Penobscot In- 
dians. All the Indians she said talkt alxuit the English 



152 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

mens hunting & Settling upon their Rivers, but that was all. 

I have not exaggerated, but rather Extenuated Everything 
that may be the occasion of Expense or agitation. M' 
Harrod & some other Gentlemen from Boston have been eye 
vi^itnesses of some of it, and I think it will be best for your 
Excellency to hear them upon it. I shall be upon my Guard, 
but with as little appearance of my apprehension of danger 
as may be to avoid alarming the Inhabitants for in my 
opinion one or two more such frights would break up all the 
Settlements. 

The Garrison is too weak, and the Indians precisely know 
the Strength of it. It is not sufficient to keep them in awe. 
I ought to have men enough to send out a party to reconnoitre 
upon occasion, and upon occasion to demand satisfaction at 
their Village for any injury done to the English. 

I am now at the 9" iSTothing new has appeared & I think 
not to detain Wesent any longer — I fear this matter will 
have a bad Effect upon this Settlement and all about here. — 

In the talk with Espequeut he told me repeatedly that he 
thought there might be some news of importance in the letter 
from the Governor of Canada to your Excellency, I there- 
fore ventured to open it upon such an occasion which I hope 
your Excellency will excuse, It was bro't by some Indians 
who came from thence before Espequeunt. 

Septem"" 10'" Last night Oso came in again and several 
other Indians have been in since. They accuse Philip of 
being the author of this disturbance. — Whatever their in- 
tention might be I believe there is a stop put to it for the 
present. They all promise that satisfaction shall be made 
for the mischief that has been done, and that they mean to 
keep up Peace & friendship with us; but it is not in their 
power to settle peoples minds as they were before. I can 
hardly persuade them to return to their Houses. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 153 

Oso now tells me that their fonner priest at S' John's was 
an Imposter, and they have thrown away their Books, and 
Espequeunt & the others told M' Crawford to day that if he 
would go to their village, they would attend his Prayers." — 



Letter Mr. Elisha Tobey. 

Boston September 10, 1Y67 — 

Sr. 

By direction of the Governor & Council I write you this 
Letter and it is to acquaint you that there is great reason to 
apprehend an Indian Family has been murdered in the 
Eastern parts of this Province for the sake of the Bever and 
other Furs they were possessed of. The information com- 
municated to His Excellency relative to said Furs is "that in 
June last one Francis Douglass brought a pack of Beaver 
bound up with a Squamba (which by the marks appeared to 
belong to Indians) & deposited them with James Thorn as 
the property of Daniel Asten and himself till the 8'" of Au- 
gust when Capt Joseph Sole of Dartmouth bought said 
Pack"- This Pack is probably the same that belonged to 
the Indian Family aforesaid, and as it may serve as Evidence 
to bring the perpetrators of this horrid Act to Justice, it is 
the desire of his Excellency the Gov' & the Council that you 
would imediately on receipt hereof apply to Capt Sole for 
the Pack aforesaid ; and when you are possessed of it keep it 
in the Same State it shall be delivered to you. Or if it has 
been unpacked, please to inquire of Capt Sole as particularly 
as may be in what manner it was packed What sort of 
bandages were about it and what marks were upon it; And 
inform his Excellency in all these particulars as soon as you 
can, : You'll please also to inform him at the Same time of 
the marks that your examination may find thereon. 



154 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

This Pack will be returned to Capt Sole as soon as it has 
answered the purpose of Evidence in the Case. And it is 
not to be Doubted he will readily contribute all in his power 
to bring the criminals to Justice. — You'll please to take 
Capt. Sole's Affidavit in relation to said Pack and all cir- 
cumstances attending it & transmit it to his Excellency — 

M^ Elisha Tobey Esq^ 
To W" Cushing Sam Derry & W™ Lithgow. 



Letter J. Cotton D. 8. 

Gentlemen - Boston 10 Sept. 1767. 

I am ordered by the Governor in Council to transmit to 
you the Enclosed papers & desire that you will use your ut- 
most endeavours to bring to justice the perpetrators of the 
Murthers & Robberys therein mentioned. In regard to the 
Murther & Robbery committed on Sebago pond, you will re- 
ceive the Chief Justices Warrant to take up Dan' Austin & 
Francis Douglas You are desired to see that that warrant is 
executed with secrecy & dispatch, & when the Men are taken 
that they be kept confined separately from Each other & all 
other persons untill they be Examined. When they are Ex- 
amined it is recommended to you that you endeavor to get 
one of them to confess & turn Evidence against the other ; as 
it will be better to, bring one only to justice than let both 
Escape. For this purpose you will receive a set of proclama- 
tions which are not to be published till the offenders are 
taken. But you may make use of it at the Examination in 
order to induce one of them to make a Confession. You are 
also to be very careful to Examine what Indian cloaths &c 
shall be found upon either of them ; one of them as it is said 
having been seen with the Squaws Cap a String of Wampum 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 155 

&c. Upon the whole you will conduct yourselves upon this 

occasion with all possible prudence & diligence, to which you 

will be incited by the abhorrence which must arise in your 

breasts upon imagining an whole family being destroyed for 

a pack of Beaver. 

In regard to the other robbery the Gov' recommends the 

detection & punishment of it to you as faithful & upright 

Magistrates. In both cases you must give Xotice to the 

Indians concerned, whose testimonies may be taken when 

you can get them, & will be necessary when they come to trial 

to be given Viva Voce. I am &" 

J. Cotton D. S — 

N. B. You must report to the Gov"^ what you do in y* 
premises, & when you think it a proper time deliver the 
Proclamations to y^ Sheriff. 

Warrant for Arrest of Men Suspected — V. previous pages. 

Tho' Hutchinson Esq Chief Justice to Sheriffs Deputies, 
Constables ; — Information to Governor, showing probable 
Murder, of Indian, Joseph, his wife Molly Eneus & daugh- 
ters Hannah & Pasanway near Sabago pond, — and Sus- 
picion that D. Austin & Fr. Douglas were the Murderers and 
Eobbers, — order for diligent Search & apprehenSion of 
them; also for Search in their houses, outhouses and other 
Suspected places for Indian Cloaths wampum, or beaver and 
furs with Indian marks, & if found to hold in custody. — 10 
Sept. 1767 

[Also. — ] Amemorandem of the Hunters that usualy 

Go in Consot are Daniel Austin and Frank Duglass — 

Daniel austin Sold, the Beavour to Cap" Joseph Sole of 
Dartmouth, the S" Beavo' was Deliver" to S*^ Sole by M"" 
James Thorn of George Towm or New Meddows. 

[James Thornton lived In northern part of present city of Bath, and near 
the Narrows of the Kennebec, at head of Long Reach.] 



156 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Procldmation by Gov. Bernard, 10 Sept. 1767. 

Declares facts ; — and resulting conclusions, — that an 
Indian Joseph & family were murdered near Sebago Pond, 
and furs Stolen : — Commands Effort to discover & appre- 
hend the perpetrators: Reward of One Hundred Pounds: 
Promise to an Informer if an accomplice, a recommendation 
to King for pardon. — 

The original Written proclamation - p. 433 : the printed 
poster for distribution — p. 441 — Y. previous pp. 

An Act — to revive and continue a former Act — viz : 
"An Act for allowing necessary supplies to "the Eastern In- 
"dians and for regulating Trade with them and preventing 
"Abuses therein," — This act about to expire — proved 
beneficial, is revived to continue to 30*" June, 1769. — 

Passed by House & Council. 

In the Council Chamber July 26*' 1769 
Present — 

His Excellency the Governor — 

Jno° Ei-ving, Tho' Hubbard, Harrison Gray, Ja° Russell, 
Royall Tyler, Ja' Pitts, Samuel Dexter Esq" 

The Gov"" informed the Board of what had passed yester- 
day between him & the Deputies of the Penobscot Indians 
viz* Espequeunt, Arexes and Anson, and that he had ap- 
pointed the said Deputies to attend this day as well to confirm 
what had passed as to consider of what they had further to 
say. 

Whereupon the Indians were called in and had the follow- 
ing talk. 

Gov' Have you any thing to add to what you said to me 
yesterday. 

Indian Yes. 

Gov' We are ready to hear you 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 157 

Indian We should be glad to have a small part of the 
trading house carried up the river as high as the falls. It 
would avoid much trouble which frequently arises betwixt 
our people and the english inhabitants, and it would free us 
from the difficulty of coming to the Fort in the winter which 
is sometimes hazardous passing in Canoes. — 

Gov"^ Would it not answer to have a vessell carry up the 
river from the Fort what things may be wanted at Spring & 
Fall hunting ? 

Indian We think that w^ould do as well. 

Gov"^ Have you any thing else to offer ? 

Indian We should be glad to have some officers appointed 
among ourselves to decide differences and we should like to 
have some English men joined with them. Two english men 
and one Indian would be agreeable to us. 

Gov"" Would it not be better to have three Indians and 
two english men and if the Indian Judges can't determine the 
difference at your own village then there may be an appeal to 
the english Justices ? 

Indian This we like well. 

Gov"" Suppose there should be three english for you to 
appeal to ? 

Indian We like that too. 

Gov' It is expected that those whom you recommend for 
Judges should be sober discrete men. You have liberty to 
name your men. 

Indian We name Orano, Espequeunt and Anson. Two 
of those are present. 

Gov' Have you any thing further to offer ? 

Indian We would explain what we said yesterday re- 
specting a Tract of land. We should be glad of a sufficiency 
at present for our hunting but as hunting is daily decreasing 
we would be glad of a tract of land assigned us for a Town- 



158 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ship setled upon us and our posterity for the purposes of 
husbandry. 

Gov' If such a tract of land should be granted, it must be 
unalienable and not in your power to sell it from your family. 

Indian We like that. 

Gov' What quantity of land would you think of ? 

Indian SuflScient to support ourselves and families by 
husbandry. 

Gov' When we grant tracts of land to English In- 
habitants we commonly give about six miles square, that is 6 
miles in length & 6 miles in breadth, to 60 families 

Indian We think that would not be enough for us, as 
our number are more than that at present and we are in- 
creasing fast. 

Gov' Would six miles in length on each side your village 
of Passadonkey and six miles back in the Country do ? 

Indian That would do. — 



Conference with the Indians of Penobscot. 

Espequeunt, Arexes and Anson Chiefs of the Penobscot 
Nation of Indians address his Excellency Sir Francis Bern- 
ard Baronet Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay 
as follows — 

Brother, We are chosen by the Penobscot nation of Indians 
to come to Boston to salute your Excellency. 

Col" Goldthwait has told us that you was going to see our 
Father the great King George. We wish you health & happi- 
ness and a good sight of him. We pray that you would inter- 
cede with him to take pity upon us. We are poor and far out 
of his sight. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 159 

The Lands which we now possess was in possession of onr 
Fathers from the begining of time. 

We acknowklge that we have sided with your Enemies and 
that they and we have been conquered, and that we are be- 
come the Subjects of that great King George. We do now 
in the name of our whole Tribe recognize it, and do declare 
that we are now, and always will be, ready to obey his call 
upon any duty whatever. 

We pray his Majesty to extend his pity to us and grant us 
so much Land as will give us and our Families subsistence 
in the way of life which we have been used to; We are not 
acquainted with Husbandry, nor Arts, sufficient to get our 
living by, and if we have not a sufficiency of Land assigned 
us, for our use only, to Hunt in, We and our Wives and our 
Children must perish. 

Brother — We have another request to make to you. It 
is a long time since we have had any Priest among us and if 
we are kept much longer without one, we shall become like 
wild Beasts. We think it very hard that other Indian ISTa- 
tions in our neighbourhood can have a Priest of their own 
profession among them, and we be debarred of the same privi- 
ledge: We are obliged to go a great Journey to S* John's 
River for a Priest to Baptize our Children and carry our 
Families with us. 

We pray that our Father the great King would pity us and 
suffer us to have a Priest, a good man, of our own profession 
to reside among us, that we and our Wives and our Children 
may worship God in the way that we have been taught, which 
may save us from Eternal death. It is too late for us at this 
time of life to learn a new Religion. Those who come after 
us may follow their own inclinations. 

We take this opportunity to thank your Excellency for 
your kindness to us in a great many instances since you 



160 DOCUMENTARY IIISTOKY 

commanded this Province and we hope you will return to it 

in safety. 

Aiexes [mark] 

Espequeunt [mark] 

Anson [mark] 



Deputies of the Penobscot Indians address. 

At a Council held at the house of Jonathan Hastings Esq' 

in Cambridge Tuesday May 4*" 1773 
Present His Excellency the Governor 
Capt Erving Gray Hall 

Bridg"' Brattle Russell Dexter 

Pitts 
an Indian named Joasha from Canada appeared in Coun- 
cil with an Interpreter — & said that he was empowered with 
four other Captains & an Interpreter by the Abenaki Indians 
of the Arreseguntacook Tribe who all left Canada the 23"'** 
August 1772 for to Come and present their Respects to his 
Excellency the Governor of Boston, and at the same time to 
Represent to him Such business as Imediately Concerned 
him & Expected to have had the Honour of seeing him with- 
out those inconveniences which have hapened to them but not 
being able to proceed by Reason of Sickness Gave full power 
to One of their Captains & the Interpreter to proceed In 
seeing of whom the whole would be seen & what they said the 
whole said. 

from the Height of the Land 17"' Sep* 1772. 

Joasha then Said My Fathers I am Come to Represent 

to you what has been Committed to me in Trust but I am 

young & unacquainted with Aifairs and hope youl Excuse my 

Imperfections — I am Come to let you know that the fathers 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 161 

& mothers of the persons who have been killed are not able 
to attend themselves and desire me to Lament before you 
their Pitiable Case in the Loss of their Children hopeing to 
Obtain some recompence from jou, but do not demand 
Justice against the murderers one of whom is now In Fal- 
mouth Goal on that Account. 

My Father I demand JS^o thing more than to Live in 
peace & union. We the Subjects of One Prince & desire to 
Eat of the same Food in the Same dish & to have the Land 
all Clear and Smooth — We young men desire to live in peace 
with all the English who are out a hunting and that no dif- 
ferences may arise between us, and our hunters desire to have 
a Badge whereby they may be known to the English Hunters, 
that they may Pass about their business in Safety, thus I 
have Expressd my meaning in the best manner I am able 
and Leave it to the Wisdom of your Excellency to Consider 
thereof. 

His Excellency asked the Indian whether the Village he 
represented was in the Government of Canada, he answered 
that it was. and said that when any matter Concerned the 
Indians in General they applyed to S"" W" Johnson but in 
other Cases they went to the Governor of Canada. 

His Excellency told the Indian he saw these things in the 
same Light, and that the Man in Falmouth Goal was soon to 
have a Tryal for the supposed murder. The Indian reply ed 
he did not demand any Satisfaction or propose any thing to 
be done but Left that to the Wisdom of the Governour & 
Council. 

His Excellency Info-rmed him that the i\Iurder of an 
Indian was punished in the same Manner as the Murder of 
an Englishman, the Laws of the province made both death, 
which had this further View to prevent the Like Actions in 
future. 

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162 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

The Indian Said this Affair had been Considered In their 
own Counsells, they where sensible the Laws of God made it 
Death & they Should Punish Accordingly But they Trusted 
No Indian would Kill an Englishman. 

His Excellency then Enquired If he knew how many In- 
dians had been Killed — the Indian Answered Only a Man & 
his Wife & that the father of them was dead, a Mother & 
two Sisters are Still Living. 



At Another Council at the Seat of Brigd' Royals on 
Wednesday the 5*" Present His Excellency the Governor & 
the same Members of Council Except M' Dexter. 

His Excellency desired they would Advice what they 
thought propper should be done in this Affair. After a De- 
bate they unanimously Advised that Six pounds be paid out 
of the Public Treasury to the Indian & Interpreter, and that 
His Excellency would Acquaint them that If on Tryal of the 
person in Falmouth Goal he Should be Convicted of the 
Murder he is Charged with, this Government would take 
further Notice of the Friends of the Deceased. 

[Appended : The Indian's Letter — ] 

nous Sauvages abenakis du villages aresikantekok ayant 
Ete depute par par les ordonnateur de notre villages au 
nombre de 5 Chef Ft capitaine Ft notre interpreter, ayant 
partie le 23 aout 1772 pour aller representor no respect a 
Son Fxclences Monsieur le gouverneur de hasten Et au 
memestem pour lui repre sente quel a faire qui nous re- 
gardes-&c. ce nous aurion et I'honneur de vous voir sens lin- 
conveniens qui nous a-t arive Mais ne pouvou coutinuer notre 
voyage par I'incommoditor de la maladie nous don non plain 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 163 

pouvoir a un de no capitaine de pour Siiivre la route avec 
notre interprete Et an les voijan vous nous voijez Ese qui 
vous diron nous vous ladisont S - antacahanir 

A 17 Septembre 1772. 



Resolve of House. 

In the House of Kepresentatives June 18'" 1773. 

Whereas the Supplying the Indians with such Goods and 
Provisions as they Stand in need of at Penopscot falls, will 
greatly promote the Trade with the Indians, and prevent 
their being defrauded and abused by designing men, as well 
as prevent many Quarrells and Mischiefs that may otherways 
arise which may be Attended with fatal Consequences to this 
Goverment. therefore Resolved that the Commissary Gen- 
eral be and he hereby is directed to lodge such Goods and 
Provisions; as he may think Expedient and necessary for 
Carrying on the Trade with the Indians, at such place near 
Penopscot falls as he thinks will best Accomodate the Indians 
and that he have a Stone at or near the place before men- 
tioned for the Lodgement and Preservation of such Goods as 
he may send Down for the purpose aforesaid. 

[Passed & consented to June 18] 



Petition in re Embargo. 

In Provincial Congress. Watertown July l" 1775. 

May it please your Honours — 

The distressed situation of the Eastern parts of this 
Province, calling for the serious attention of the humane, 
this Congress beg leave to address you in their behalf — 



1(34 DOCUMEISTTARY HISTORY 

By reason of a number of our friends removing from the 
sea ports into the interior towns and a large army before 
Boston to support the rights of the Colonies, this Colony is 
unable to spare the necessary supplies of grain & provisions 
to our friends in the Province of Main. By which means & 
an Embargo laid upon grain & provisions in your Colony, 
they are reduced to the Alternative of Starving, or supplying 
the ministerial troops with Lumber either of which they 
depricate — 

We would therefore suggest to your Honours the Expedi- 
ency of taking off the Embargo, so far as to pennit the In- 
habitants of the Eastern parts of this province to purchase 
grain & provisions for themselves, they producing a certificate 
from any of the Committees mentioned in the Enclosed list & 
giving bonds to your officers that they will deliver it to such 
Conunittee — 

We are w^ith the greatest sincerity Your Honours most 
obedient Humble Servants. — 

[Page 30 has names of such committees for eleven towns — 
Berwick to Machias.] 



Petition in re Emhargo. 

To the Hon"" the Governor «fe Company of the Colony of 

Connecticut. 
To the Honorable Council and House of Representatives 

The Humble Petition of the Delegates of the Distrects of 
Maja Bigwaduce Dear Island, Mount Desart, Crambery 
Island, & presences, Nasgigg, Blue Hill Bay, Union River, 
and Frenchman's Bay duly assembled — at the House of M' 
John Bane at Frenchman's Bay, Beg leave to lay our 
Grivences in a Concise Manner before your Honners — Viz- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 165 

Whereas the usual Commuuicatiou is stop'd, both as 
to Exportations and Importations, we are thereby Rendered, 
unable to provide the Necessaries of Life for ourselves & 
fameles & for the want of Ammunition &c we are unable to 
Defend ourselves against our Enemies should an Attempt be 
made to take our Cattle, they must N^ecessarily fall an Easy 
pray, we therefore pray that you would take our distressful 
Situation into your Serious Consideration and afford us such 
Assistance as shall seem to you most meet, as to our distressed 
situation, in General we Refer you to Sam" Jordan Esq"^ 
who is made Choice of by this Body to forward this petition, 
in mean time we are your distressed tho faithfull friends in 
the Common Struggle — 
French Mans Bay July 20'" 1775 

John Bakmon Maja Bigwaduce 

Thom^ Stinson Dear Island 

Jonas Dodge — iNTasgigg — 

James Richardson — Mount Desart 

Chamber Island & presency 

Nicholas Holt ) -r.i tt-h T-. 

I Blue Hill Bay — 

Joshua Horton J 

Tho^ Milliken Union River 

John Bane Frenchman's Bay 



A Conferrence with the S' John's and Mickmac Tribes of 
Indians in ISTova Scotia July 10 1776. — 
A Conference held at Watertown in the Colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay between the Hon''^^ the Council of the said 
Colony, in behalf of said Colony, and of all the United 
Colonies on the one part, and the Delegates of the S' Johns 
and Mickmac Tribes of Indians in Nova Scotia on the other 
part. 



166 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In Council Wednesday July 10''' 1776. 

The Hon'''^ Board being Informed that Major Shaw was 
desirous of speaking to them on Business of Importance he 
was admitted into the Council Chamber, when he acquainted 
their Honors that a Number of Indians of the S' Johns and 
Mickmac Tribes in Nova Scotia were come to Town to see 
& talk with the Council & General Washington, from both 
whom they had received Letters : and that at the earnest re- 
quest of the said Indians he had accompanied them having 
brought them in his Sloop from Machias to Salem, from 
whence they rode hither in Carriages which were provided 
for them. 

Major Shaw was desired to introduce them, which he did. 
After Salutations and their being seated «fc welcomed. The 
Honorable James Bowdoin Esq"" as President to the Council 
was desired to manage the Conference with them. — 

President. What Tribes do you belong to and Represent ? 

Indians. The S' John's and Mickmac. 

Presid' We should be glad to know your Names and to 
what Villages you belong. 

Indians. We will answer each one for himself — 

Ambrose Var 

Newell Wallis of S* John's River. 

Francis 

Joseph Denaguara of Winsor Mickmacs 

Charles 

Mattahu Ontrane of Meremichi & 

Nicholas Rechibucto Mickmacs. 

John Battis of Beansejour in Cumberland a Mickmac. 
Peter Andre of Le Heve a Mickmac. 
Sebattis Netobcobwit of Gaspee a Mickmac. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 167 

President. What number of Men is there in your Several 
Villages ? Let each answer with respect to his own Village 
only 

Ambrose Var. There are Sixty Men belonging to the S*^ 
Johns Tribe. 

Joseph. There are Sixty belonging to my Village Winsor 

Mattahu. In my Village are Eighty Men 

Jn. Battis In the Village at Cumberland are forty men. 

Peter Andre There are fifty men at La Heve. 

Sabattis. Att Gaspee are fifty strong men 

President. Are there any more Villages of Indians in 
ISTova Scotia ? 

Indians. There are Six more Villages of Mickmacs, but 
we do not know what number of Men they have. 

Presid' As you want Refreshment we will defer hearing 
what you have to say to us ; and we will let you know when 
we are ready to hear you. We have ordered good Lodgings & 
entertainment to be provided for you, and Major Shaw will 
take care that the order be complyed with. 

Wine being brought the President drank their Health, and 
the Health of the S^ John's, and Mickmac Tribes : which was 
returned by the Indians drinking the Health of the Council. 
They then retired with Major Shav/. 

In Council Fryday A. M. July 12*'^ 1776. 

A Message went from the Board to the Honorable House 
of Representatives, then sitting in the Meeting House, to In- 
form them that certain Indians from the S' John's & Mick- 
mac Tribes were in Town, with whom the Board proposed to 
hold a Conference at eleven O'Clock and to invite the Hon'''^ 
House to be present at it, and to propose to them that it 
should be held in the Meeting-House. 

A Message was received from the House in Answer that 
they would attend the Conference at the Meeting-House 



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which should be at the Service of the Honorable Board for 
that purpose. — 

The Council then proceeded to the Meeting House, into 
which they were introduced by the Speaker. Being seated 
and the Indians also come and seated, the Conference was 
renewed. 

President. Brothers of the S' John's & Mickmac Tribes. 
—We are glad to see you to Day and hope you are all well. 

Ambrose. We thank you. 

Presid' As Some of you speak French, we have desired 
]\P Job. Prince who speaks French also to Interpret what 
shall be Said at this Conference : And we have appointed M"" 
John Avery as clerk to take Minutes of it. They will be 
Each sworn to the faithful discharge of their Office re- 
spectively. 

They were sworn by the President accordingly: & CoP 
Lithgow w4io understands the Indian Language was desired 
to assist as interpreter. 

Ambrose We like it well. 

President. At our first interview, you told us, that you 
came from and Represented the S' John's & Mickmac Tribes 
What Evidence do you give us of this. 

Ambrose hereupon rose and delivered to the President a 
large Parchment, containing a Treaty made between those 
Tribes and the Government of Nova Scotia in 1760 : Also a 
Letter to them from General Washington dated in February 
last and a Letter to them from the General Court of Massa- 
chusetts Bay dated in October last: and said that those Let- 
ters were the occasion of their coming hither to see General 
Washington. 

President. We are now ready to hear what you have to 
say to us : and shall give great attention to it. 

Ambrose. The S' John's and Mickmac Tribes are all one 
people and of one Tongxie and one Heart. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 169 

We are very thankful to the Ahiiighty to see all the Coun- 
cil. The Almighty has given the English and Indians one 
Heart. 

General Washington sent us Something (the Letters afore- 
said) last Fall and this Spring, and that is the reason of our 
coming here now to speak. 

The Captains that are come up with me and all our people 
are all one as Boston, Our Eyes and our Ears will not turn 
to the other side of the Water to see or hear what they do. 

We want a Father or a French Priest. Jesus we pray to 
and we shall not hear any prayers that come from England. 

We shall have nothing to do with Old England and all 
that we shall worship or obey will be Jesus Christ, and 
General Washington. 

[Here Ambrose delivered to the President a Silver Gorget 
and Heart Avith the Kings Arms and the Busts of the King 
and Queen engraved on them.] 

General Washington advised us to pray to Jesus for aid 
and assistance and to be thankful for the Lands that God had 
given us. All our old Men & Women pray that the Almighty 
would enable us to walk in the right way. 

General Washington wrote us a Letter desiring us to pray 
for him, and assist him all in our power. — All our Captains 
and Chiefs do pray that he and his Brothers may be Masters 
of this country — We are both one Country — We are of their 
Country — and they are of our Country. 

There are Boston people down with us, and we esteem them 
as our own people, and treat them as such There are a 
iSFumber of French People upon our Land who disturb us in 
hunting, and we want to remove them a little further from 
us near the Sea Coast. 

[Here Ambrose presented & delivered a Sword and Pistol 
which he said had been offered them by one Anderson, and 



170 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

which they afterwards took from him; and he then pro- 
ceeded] 

Mr. Anderson told us if we would be for England as he 
intended to be, we might have that sword & pistol, he told 
us, that if we lost any money by the Boston People, the King 
in old England would make it up. 

After we received Letters from General Washington we 
took the sv/ord from Anderson, and told him we would have 
nothing to do with him : and sett him as a mark and despised 
him 

We told Anderson when we took the sv/ord from him we 
would deliver it up to General Washington if he would re- 
ceive it. 

We have now said what we had to say concerning this 
Matter, and would again mention, 

That we want a Truckhouse & a Priest. 

Presid' You mentioned there were some Erenchmen in 
your Country, whom you wanted to have removed — Are they 
in opposition to the Interest of this Country ? 

Ambrose. They are all for you. 

Presid' For what purpose did Anderson give you the 
Sword ? 

Indians. As M"" Anderson would not be for the people of 
Boston we took it from him. 

Presid' Did M"" Anderson appear as an Agent for the 
Government of Nova Scotia, or only as a private Individual ? 

Indians. M"" Anderson told us in the Winter and in the 
spring not to go to Boston, but to Hallifax. — He said it 
would not signify to go to Boston ; but if we would go to the 
Governor of Halifax we should have a Hatt full of Money 
given to us by the Governor. We did not want Money ; but 
we wanted to lay our Hearts open to the people of Boston. 

Presid' Was Anderson a public agent, or Employed by 
the Governor of Halifax ? 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 171 

Indians. — We believe he was, 

Presid' Wliat is the disposition of the English people in 
ISTova Scotia v/ith regard to the disputes between England 
and America ? 

Indians. We do not know. 

President. What is the Disposition of the Mickmacs and 
S'^ John's Tribes in general. Would they all enter heartily 
and with Resolution into the War on our side ? 

Indians. Both the Mickmac or Cape Sable Indians and 
the S' John's Indians are all for helping Boston ; we know 
their Hearts for we had a talk with them. 

The President then delivered a Speech to them which was 
as follows. 

Brothers, What you have Said we like well. 

President It makes a Strong impression on our Hearts, 
and at our next Conference with you we will give you a full 
and particular Answer. We will now open our minds to 
you. You have heard that the English people be^^ond the 
great Water have taken up the Hatchett and made War 
against the English united Colonies in America. We once 
looked on them as our Brothers, as Children of the same 
Family with ourselves, and not only loved them as Brothers, 
but loved and respected them as our elder Brothers. But 
they have grown old and Covetous ; many of their great men 
have wasted and Squandered not only their own Money but 
the Money of the public; and because they cannot obtain in 
their owii Country a sufficiency to support their Excessive 
Luxury and Satiate their Avarice they want to take from us 
our Money and our Lands for those purposes ; and at the 
same time to deprive us of our Liberties and make us Slaves. 
They have already taken away a great deal of our Money and 
many of our privileges, and we have born it with patience 
having only told them, that their doing so, was unbrotherly 
and unkind, and most earnestly prayed them again and again 



172 DOCUMENTARY HISTOBY 

to desist from their unfriendly and cruel treatment of us; 
but all our Petitions have been disregarded, and they have 
troden them as waste paper under their feet. After this ill 
usage, and repeated insults, we have refused to part with any 
more of our Money and privileges: and this refusal has 
brought upon us the War in which we are engaged. Our 
Enimies, before they openly declared themselves to be such, 
we received as friends, and admitted them into our Towns 
and Sea ports. Taking advantage of this peaceable dispo- 
sition of ours, they sent Ships and Troops and took pos- 
session of Boston and Strongly fortified it, expecting we 
Should permit them to do the Same with other places, till 
they had secured the whole Country. But they found them- 
selves mistaken, for when a large Body of them went from 
Boston secretly by night into our Country in the Month of 
April the last year, and killed some of our people, burnt or 
damaged many of their Houses stole and destroyed much of 
their property, and committed other acts of cruelty, a number 
of our Warriours assembled and drove them back, and killed 
a great many of them : And a little while after killed a much 
greater number of them at CharlestowTi, with comparatively 
little loss of Lives on our side. The War being thus begun, 
all the Colonies on the Continent from New Hampshire to 
Georgia (including them) determined in a great Council held 
by some of their Wise Men at Philadelphia to unite together 
for their Mutual defence: and their Army under the Com- 
mand of that great Warriour General Washington, have 
lately driven away the British Army from Boston, where 
for many months they were held as prisoners, not daring to 
March out of the to^\Ti to fight General Washington : and we 
doubt not through the favour of divine Providence, that al- 
though the British Troops have gained some advantages in 
Canada, the armies of the United Colonies will be able to 
drive them out of all other parts of iVmerica within the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 173 

Limits of the said Colonies; and out of Canada Also, if the 
Canadians are not blind with regard to their own Interest 
and liberty. 

We have given you this Information that you might know 
the true State of things. And v/e would inform you further, 
that as we and the S' John's and ]\Iickmac Tribes of In- 
dians are Countr^anen, and not very distant from each other, 
we ought to be, and it is our Interest to be mutual friends 
and as Brothers : and we are glad to find by what you have 
now said, that you are of the same Mind, accordingly we the 
governor of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay in behalf of 
this Colony and of all the united Colonies in North America 
receive you to our friendship. Your Acceptance of it in- 
titles you to be considered by us as Brothers, and your 
Enemies we shall deem our Enemies ; and will do all in our 
power to protect you from them — We do not however ask 
you to join with us in the War, unless it is your free choice 
to do so. — If you choose to join with the united Colonies 
in the War, and shall tell us so clearly, we will immediately 
take the matter into consideration, and let you know our 
minds at the next Conference. 

In the mean time we are glad to see you do not intend to 
join our Enemies against us. It is probable that the Gov- 
ernor of Nova Scotia, the Governor of Canada, and other 
Enemies of these Colonies will Endeavor to deceive you, and 
by presents and threats try to make you join with them 
against the United Colonies; But be not deceived by them. 
Our love for you obliges us to forwarn you of their Arts and 
Earnestly to Caution you against being deceived. If they 
should engage you in the War against us, you will be undone, 
and will be a ruened people. We do not mention this as 
supposing you will join them ; but only as a friendly caution 
to you, that you do not suffer them to deceive you to your on 
ruin. 



174 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

When you have considered what we have now said, and 
are ready to give an Answer to it we will hear you. 

Ambrose. We will consider it and speak to you again. 

Presid' You told us the Sword and Pistol you took from 
Anderson was at our disposal. We thank you and now re- 
turn them to you in Confidence, that they will be imployed 
by you, only against your own Enemies and our Enemies. 

[The Silver Gorget and Heart with the King's Arms and 
Bust engraven on them were delivered to the Interpreter to be 
returned to the Indians. He presented them to their 
Speaker; but vdth great vehemence and displeasure he re- 
fused to take them, saying they had nothing to do with King 
George and England. Whereupon the President told them, 
that they should have a new Gorget and Heart with a Bust 
of General Washington and proper devices to represent the 
United Colonies.] The Conference was then adjourned to 
to morrow after drinking mutual Health. 

In Council Saturday, July IS**" 1776. 

A Message went from the Honorable Board to inform the 
Hon^'^ House that the Conference with the Indians would 
be renewed at three O' Clock P. M, to which the House re- 
turned an Answer, that they would then attend. 

Accordingly at three O'Clock the Council proceeded to the 
Meeting House, and the Indians being come the Conference 
was renewed. 

President. Brothers of the S' John's and Mickmac Tribes. 
It gives us pleasure to see you today in Health. We hope 
you have been well Entertained at your Lodgings, agreeable 
to our Order. 

We shall now give you an answer to what you said to us 
yesterday. 

You told us you prayed to our Saviour Jesus, and wanted 
a French Priest to assist you in your prayers. We are glad 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 175 

to see you have such a regard for Eeligion, and are ready to 
furnish you with a Priest to assist you in your prayers, and 
teach you the true Religion ; hut we do not knov/ that we can 
git a French Priest, if one of our Priests would be agree- 
able to you, we will endeavor to git you one, and will take 
care he be a good Man. 

You told us you wanted a truck house. According to your 
desire last year, we sent to our Truckmaster at Penobscot 
Money to purchase Ammunition provisions and Goods, as 
much of each as we thought sufficient to supply you the last 
Winter ; and we wrote you so in our Letter to you last Octo- 
ber. We hope the Truckmaster supplied you according to 
our Order ; w^hich was to supply you with what you v/anted, 
and take your skins & Furs in payment ; and that you might 
be the better accommodated we also sent a quantity of the 
same Articles to Machias v;ith Orders to our Truck Master 
there to supply you. We shall send a further Quantity, and 
order him to let you have the things you want, at the same 
rate they cost us, and alloAv you for your Skins & Furs the 
same price they will fetch in Boston. 

We hope this will be Satisfactory to you. With respect to 
the War, we told you yesterday how it began, and mentioned 
to you some of the Cruelties our Enemies committed on our 
people. We shall now mention some more of those Cruelties. 

After the British Ships and Troops were admitted into 
Boston as friends they stopped all the Trade of the ToA\m, 
and would not suffer our Vessels to come or go out to supply 
the Town, and Country as usual. They then fearing the 
people of Boston after such provocation would rise upon 
them, told them, that if they would deliver up their Arms, 
the Inhabitants should be all safe, and no injury offered to 
them or their property; and that such as inclined to go out 
of y" Town, should have free Liberty to go with all their 
Effects — The Town knowing themselves to be in the power 



176 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of the Troops, and being cut off from all communication with 
the Country agreed to the proposal, and accordingly delivered 
up their Arms, relying on the promise of the British Gen' 
M"" Gage that he would perform his part of the Agreement; 
but as soon as he had got their Arms, he broke his Faith, and 
would permit only a part of the people to go, and would not 
suffer them to take their effects with them. Those that were 
obliged to remain in the Town, were insulted and abused by 
the Soldiers, who burnt and destroyed many of their Houses, 
stole a great quantity of their Goods, and subjected them to 
great difficulties and hardships; all directly contrary to the 
plighted faith of the British General. And afterwards when 
the British Troops found that General Washington was de- 
termined to drive them out of Town, they broke open Dwell- 
ing Houses and Store Houses, and took away and destroyed 
a prodigious quantity of Goods, and then with great precipi- 
tation retreated to their ships, and quitted the To^vn. 

Some time before this they burnt the large to\\m of 
Charlestown, consisting of several Hundred Houses, taking 
away everything valuable they could find there. And Sev- 
eral of their Ships of "War went and destroyed great part of 
the Town of Falmouth in Casco Ba^', burning near two Hun- 
dred Houses there, with many things of Value in them, much 
other Damages they have done, and many other Cruelties 
they have committted. This unjust, inhuman and cruel 
treatment has compelled us to take up Arms in our defence, 
and in earnest to engage in a War with them; and all the 
Colonies on the Continent, thro fifteen Hundred Miles ex- 
tent, have joined with us in the War, and are determined to 
carry it on, 'till we can obtain a peace on just and Honorable 
Terms. 

We know our Cause to be just : we can therefore plaec our 
Confidence in that Being who is the great dispencer of jus- 
tice : and who will not suffer such Inhumanity and Breach of 



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Faith to go unpunished. We trust that by his favour we 
shall be able to defend ourselves : and we do not desire you 
as we told you yesterday to enter into the War unless you 
choose it. You then expressed a disposition to engage in it ; 
but we desired you to weigh and consider the matter well 
before you engaged and to let us know your mind about it 
fully and plainly after you had so considered it — 

We shall now attend to what you have to say on this head, 
and to everything else you have to say. 

Ambrose. We have the same to say to day that we said 
yesterday, that we are your friends, and Brothers, and wall 
join in the War on your side. You may depend upon it, that 
we will not break our Words — we will not Lie — All that are 
here present hear us, and the God of Heaven hears us, and 
we will engage in the War, for we are Brothers — We would 
not lie to save our right hands. We pledge our Faith that 
we will do what v/e promise — We love Boston. It gives us a 
great deal of concern they were so ill used. We should have 
been glad to have had the Arms of Boston to keep. If ye 
had had \^ Boston Arms, we should have been able to defend 
ourselves — In case the people of England should come to 
drive us out of our Country we will give you information of 
it immediately — We shall be very glad to have proper Goods 
for our Furs and Skins, and we want them up S' John's 
River. We are not capable of wrighting, we ca'nt convey our 
minds as we would wish to do — We will pledge our right 
Hands in faith of what we have promissed. 

There are some of us here that are willing to go to War 
now, and would go to General Washington immediately. 

(Upon this three of them went from their seats into the Isle 
and manifested a great desire to go) 

These three are Chiefs of different Villages and are will- 
ing to go together. 

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Presi' We thank them, and will let them know our Minds. 
By what you said yesterday, and what you say now it appears 
to be your disposition and intention to join in the War with 
us. do we understand you right ? Do you mean to join 
with us in y® War ? 

Ambrose. Yes — we are with our Hearts ready to join 
you. 

Presid"^ You mean not only yourselves particularly; but 
your Tribes in General. 

Amb : Its not in our power to answer now for the whole 
of our Tribes, but when we go home, we will call together all 
the young men and see how many will go to War : 

Presid' How many men do your Tribes consist of ? 

Amb : It is not in our power to tell. 

Pres* You, Ambrose are of S' John's : how many men are 
there in your Tribe ? 

Ambr. Sixty men that are able to do duty. 

Presid. How many of your men would be willing to en- 
gage in the War ? 

Amb. It is impossible to tell certain 'till we go home and 
call our men together. 

Pres* Do you think thirty would engage ? 

Amb : We can git Thirty men to go, and three Cap*^ for 
certain. This man that is next to me will make one of the 
thirty that will go with me. 

Francis of the same Tribe [ I can go and fetch from S^ 
Johns twenty myself, I will return and bring twenty men 
with me. 

Pres : How many men Joseph will go from your Village 
and how many does it consist of ? 

Jos'" Denaguara. Twenty five men would go, and there 
are fifty in the whole. 

Presid' How many men in your Village Mattahu, and 
how many would go ? 



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Mattaliu I can bring Ten Men and conld bring more if I 
want afraid of the English coming to attack our Village 
while w^e were gone. Wc have Eighty Men. 

Presid^ How many in your Village, and how many would 
go Battis ? 

Jn. Battis. We can produce fourteen, but must leave 
none to take care of the & women & Children. We have 
forty men in our Village. 

Presid' I want to know how many Men there are in your 
Village, Peter ? 

Peter Ardre Sixty Men. 

Pres : How many men can your Village furnish ? 

Peter. It is not in my power to answer with certainty as 
I am going myself to General Washington directly. 

Presid' Do you think Twenty ? 

Peter An. Thirty. 

Presid' How many are there in your Village, Sabattis ? 

Sabattis Netobcobwit. Fifty men. 

Pres* How many men would go to War ? 

Sab : Netob : Twenty five Men. 

Presid' How many Villages are there of the Mickmac's 
not represented here ? [Here Several of them consulted to- 
gether, and then the answer was given] Ambrose. Six. 

Presid' How many Villages are there represented here? 

Ambrose, Six. 

Presid' Are the other Villages as big as these Six ? 

Amb : Some much bigger. 

Presid' What is the reason that the other Six Villages 
did not send Delligates as well as those that have sent ? 

Ambrose. The reason is that General Washington's 
Letter had not reached them, some of our people went after 
them but we have not heard from them. 

Presid* Do you think that the other ] Villages have as 
friendly a disposition towards us as you have ? 



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Amb: The Same. We are all Brothers and Cousins — 
We are of the same Flesh & Blood and can't make War or 
be attacked separately. 

President. Would jour Warriours form a Body in con- 
junction with a number of our people ? 

Ambrose Yes — We are Brothers now and for that rea- 
son we would join our Hands with yours. 

Presid* From what you now say, we depend that you are 
hearty to enter into the War with us ? 

Ambrose. Yes we are [Hereupon all the Indians came 
from their seats and shook Hands with the President in token 
of their heartiness & sincerity] 

Presid' We look upon this as an Expression of your 
readiness to join M'ith us in the War, and accordingly I shall 
immediately consult my Brothers of Both Houses here pres- 
ent and let you know presently what our determination is. 
After consultation with the Council, and with the Speaker 
and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, the Presi- 
dent then proceeded. 

President. Brothers. I would now inform you what the 
General Court have agreed to, upon your having SigTiified 
your readiness to enter with us into the War. They have 
agreed that a Regiment be imployed in the Continental 
service under the Command of General Washing-ton to con- 
sist of Five Hundred of the Mickmac & S' John's Tribes, and 
two Hundred and Fifty of our people with them. These are 
to form one Regiment to act together. The Field Officers or 
the Chief Officers are to be English — The other Officers or tne 
Regiment are to be one half English and the other half 
Indians; with respect to the pay of the officers, it will be 
determined the next time the Court Meets — With respect to 
the soldiers both Indians & English they will have the like 
pay, viz, forty shillings p'" month, equal to Six Dollars & two 
thirds, and each of the Indians to be allowed a Rifle Shirt 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 181 

such as the Rifle men have, a Blankit, Shoes & Buckels or 
Morgasons. You will also have provisions supplyed you 
v^'hile in the service. 

Presid' Do you understand perfectly what has been said ? 

Ami/ We understand it exceeding will — 

Pres* Do you approve of the Establishment of svTch a 
Regiment consisting of English and Indians ? 

Ambrose We are very glad of it, and we repeat it again, 
we are very well contented and pleased with it. 

Presid : Brothers, are you all well equipt with Guns and 
all things necessary belonging to a Gun ? 

Ambrose. We have fev/ or none, nor can we find any 
Knives to buy. 

Pres : How do you Hunt without Guns ? 

Ambr. We have got Guns but reserve them for our Chil- 
dren to hunt with in our Absence from home. 

Presid' Those that engage in the service must bring their 
Guns with them. Have you any thing further to say at this 
time? 

Ambrose. We have nothing further to say, all we have 
said we consider as an Oath. 

Presid' The next time we meet together, we will let you 
know how the Regiments are to be regulated. 

Then the President drank prosperity to the Indians of the 
Mickmac and S' John's Tribes, and wished that the friend- 
ship now established might continue as long as the Sun and 
Moon shall endure, which was pledged by the Indians. 

Presid' We will bid you farewell to night, and will see 
you again next Tuesday. 

In the Meeting House Tuesday July 16, 1776 P. M. 

The Conference was continued. 
Presid' Brothers : We hope we now see you well — At our 
last Meeting, you desired, that the Goods we should send to the 



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Truckhouse at Macliias, might be such as you most wanted. 
We should be glad you would now inform us what Goods you 
most want, and like best; and we will endeavor the Truck- 
house shall be supplyed with them, being desirous to accomo- 
date you in the best manner in our power. 

Ambrose. We want Strouds and Blankets for Winter and 
Summer. Our Children & Families are always in want of 
those Articles — We want Powder, Shott, Flints, Knives & 
Combs, Hatchets, Small Axes of two diff' sixes. Paint, some 
steel Traps to catch Beaver, And we want Guns too, to go a 
Hunting with. 

Presid' Major Shaw has delivered us a Memorandum of a 
I^umber of Articles — We will order our Commissary to sup- 
ply the Truckhouse with them if they can be procured. 

Ambrose We are much obliged to you. 

Presid' One of you desired yesterday that a Truckmaster 
with Goods might be sent to S' Johns. 

Ambrose There is one Adderton who lives a ligue from 
our Village, who we should be glad might be appointed. 

President. We should be glad to send a Truckmaster 
there, but as S' John's is not within the bounds of this Colony, 
we have no right to do it. 

Ambrose We are much obliged to you. 

President. Since we last talked together we have received 
Letters from General Washington, in which he mentions his 
Brothers the S' Johns and Mickmac Indians. As he thinks 
you are strong men and his good friends, and as you have ex- 
pressed great inclination to take part with him in the War, he 
desires you to come and join him at New York with all 
possible expedition. He wants five or six Hundred of you, 
but if you cannot spair so many, desires you to speak to your 
Brothers of Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and other places 
to come along with you so as to make up that number in the 
Whole. The pay and Encouragement will be the same we 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 183 

mentioned to you last Saturday — We now desire your 
Answer, that we may weight it to General Washington, 

Ambrose. My Brother, it is not in our power to tell how 
many Men we can raise, we will git as many as we can, we 
cannot say anything further: We will endeavor to furnish 
all we can. 

Presid' You all promise to use your endeavors to engage 
all the Warriours you can. They are to come here, and then 
go to ISTew York to join General Washington. 

Ambrose. Yes we have said it already, that we will go and 
git all that we can. 

Presid' You told us the other Day how many you thought 
your several Villages would furnish — we should be glad you 
would mention the number again, according to the best of 
your Judgment, that General Washington may know what 
to depend on. 

Ambrose. S' John's consists of 60 men and will furnish 30 



Jos'* & Charles Winsor 


" 50 


do 


20 or 25 


Mattahu Meremichi & 








Beausejour — 


80 


do 


10 


Jo^ Battis Cumberland 








Beausejour — 


40 


do 


15 perhaps 25 


Peter Andre Le Heve 


60 


do 


15 


Sebattis Netobscobwit, G( 


>spee 50 


do 


25 or 50 



340 115 

President — How many can the other Six Villages 
furnish ? 

Ambrose. We cannot tell. We would let you know it is 
not in our power to come this Fall : except three who are will- 
ing to go now. The rest say, they cannot come this Fall. 

Presid' If you cannot come yourselves this Fall, perhaps 
some other of your Tribes can. 



184 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Ambrose. When we go home we will git all our People 
together and advise with them, and we will certainly come in 
the Spring. 

Presid^ General Washington wrights he wants them now, 
as they are strong men, and his good Brothers. 

Ambrose We will endeavor to git them, & if it is possable 
we will come this fall, we will git our Men together & come 
up if it is possible. 

Presid' Would the other Six Villages furnish any men ? 

Ambrose. We are so far distant from each other, that it 
would bring it to Christmas before we would git together. 

Presid' How long would it be before your people could 
git together ? 

Ambrose We are certain that we can all be here in the 
Spring. It will be late before we can git home, and it will 
be Winter before our people will be able to git together. 

Presid' Cap* Shaw can carry you to Machias or S* John's 
quick and you can be in your own Country in a few days 
after. 

Ambrose Some of us after we git to S' John's River have 
a great way to go, near two Hundred Leagues. 

President. Those of the S' John's Tribe are near, they 
can come in a short time. 

Ambrose When we came from home our Captain of the 
S' John's Tribe was gone to Quebec to hear what News ; he 
went to see the Boston people, not the Kings Troops, per- 
haps when we git home our Captain may be returned, and 
may bring the same tidings we git here : if not as soon as he 
does return we will endeavor to git the men here as quick as 
possable. 

President. Do you think your Neighbours the Passama- 
quoddy Indians can furnish any men ? They are near. 

Ambrose We will send people to inform them, and en- 
deavor to git as many of them as we can. 



OF THE STATE OF :MAINE 1o5 

Presid' Do you think the Cape Sable Indians can furnish 
any men ? 

Ambrose They are too far off to send to from S' John's. 

Presid^ Not if you can go across the Bay of Fundy to 
Cape Sable. 

Ambrose. We keep along the Coast, except when we come 
across Rivers that are not too wide 

Presid' General Washing-ton will depend on Thirty Men 
from S* John's to come up soon. 

Ambrose. Yes all we can git. 

President — Who lives next to S^ John's ? 

Ambrose — The Mickmac's are the nearest. They can't 
come this Fall for want of provisions for their families, who 
will starve if they come away. 

President. Tell Ambrose, that we thank him for his 
readiness to engage his people to come here as soon as he can : 
and we shall be glad the rest of them will get their people to- 
gether as soon as may be, and come to Boston, with as many 
as they can get. 

Indians. We will do all that we can. 

Presid' When you git home, inform your Tribes, and 
the other Indians Tribes, what has been agreed between us. 
Such of the Indian Warriours as incline to engage must come 
to this place, and General Washington says, they must bring 
their own Guns, as General Washington depends upon it. 

Ambrose Those who have two Guns will bring one with 
them and those who have but one Gun must leave it at Home. 

Presid' Besides their wages, they will have a Dollar for 
the use of each Gun, and if their Guns should be lost in the 
service, they will be paid for them, Everything else that is 
necessary will be supplyed them when they come here. They 
must be very expeditious in coming. General Washington 
wants them iimnediately. Kow you know what will be paid 



186 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

for your Guns, you must prevail with your people to bring 
Guns v/ith them. 

Ambrose Yes we will all bring our Guns, all that have 
any We have all got Guns, but they are not in very good 
order. 

Presid' Bring the best you have got. You must come as 
quick as you can — We shall desire Major Shaw to procure 
you a passage up to Boston from Machias. 

Ambrose. If there was a Vessel at S^ John's, we could 
come much quicker. — We want to know who will carry us 
to S^ Johns now for the sooner we can get home, the sooner 
we can git together. 

Presid^ We shall desire Maj. Shaw to carry yovi to Ma- 
chias certain and if he can carry you to S' John's he will. 
When Major Shaw carries you to Machias, you must let him 
know when he must go there again to bring you up. 

Ambrose. We will let him know. 

Presid*^ Your pay will commence on the day you sail from 
Machias to come to Boston. Our Commisary will send pro- 
visions for your passage up — The Companies will be 
formed when you come here — You must engage and enlist 
for so long a time as General Washington shall want you, not 
exceeding two or three years unless General Washington & 
you agree for a longer time : and from hence you will proceed 
to General Washington. 

Ambrose — We are Willing. 

President. Several of you, viz, Joseph Denaguara, Sa- 
battis ISTetobcobwit and Peter Andre, offered themselves to 
engage in the war immediately, we want them — We are much 
pleased they show so hearty a Disposition to engage, we ac- 
cept of their offer, and according to their desire will send 
them to General Washington who will inform them what to 
do. The S' John's & Mickmac Tribes are now our Brothers, 
and are become one people with the United Colonies — Those 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 187 

Colonies have lately by their Great Council at Philadelphia 
declared themselves free and independent States, by the 
Name of the United States of America. — The Certain 
News of it and the Declaration itself are just come to us and 
we are glad of this opportunity to inform you, our Brothers 
of it. — The said Great Council the Representatives of the 
United States of America in General Congress Assembled 
appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the recti- 
tude of their Intentions do in the name and by the Authority 
of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and 
declare, that these united Colonies are and of right ought to 
be Free and Independent States ; that they are absolved from 
all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political 
connection between them and the State of Great Britian, is, 
and ought to be totally dissolved ; and that as free and inde- 
pendent states they have full power to levy War, conclude 
Peace, Contract Alliances Establish Commerce, and to do all 
other Acts and things, which Independent States may of right 
do, and for the Support of this Declaration with a firm rely- 
ance on the protection of Divine Providence, they mutually 
pledge to each other their Lives, their Fortunes, and their 
Sacred Honour." 

Here the printed Declaration at large was produced to the 
Indians, and the Interpreter M"" Prince fully explained it to 
them. — 

Ambrose. We like it well. 

Presid* This is the declaration of the United States of 
America. You and we therefore have now nothing to do with 
Great Britian We are wholly separated from her and all the 
former Friendship and Connection with her are now dis- 
solved. The United States now form a long and Strong 
Chain ; and it is made longer and stronger by our Brethren 
of the St. John's & Mickmac Tribes joining with us ; and may 
Ahnighty God never suffer this Chain to be broken — In pur- 



188 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

suance and in full Conformation of what has in these Con- 
ferences been agreed upon between us, we now lay before you 
certain Articles of Alliance and Friendship, which if you 
approve of them we propose shall be mutually signed, viz, by 
you in behalf of the S' John's & Mickmac Tribes on the one 
part; and by us in behalf of the united States of America 
on the other part. 

The President then holding out to them the Treaty said 
this is the Treaty to be read to you. If you approve of it, it 
will be fairly written and brought here again to be Signed 
by you and us. — I shall desire one of my Brothers to read 
it to you being obliged myself to go to Boston. Upon which 
the President, after shaking Hands with the Indians & bid- 
ing them farewell retired. 

The Honorable Benjamin Greenleaf Esq"" then read the 
Treaty to the Indians, which was fully and clearly inter- 
preted to them, and of which they expressed their intire ap- 
probation, and Said they were ready to sign it. 

The Conference adjourned to the next Day. 

Wednesday, July 17''^ 1776. 

The Council and the Indian Delegates being met, Dupli- 
cates of the Treaty fairly written were produced and signed 
and exchanged. — 

Then the Hon"® Benj° Greenleaf Esq" told them the pres- 
ents ordered them by the Government, would be delivered to 
them as soon as they were ready. The Conference being 
now ended, the Indians took leave of the Council and 
departed. 

The following is a Copy of the Treaty above referred to, 
Viz. — A Treat}^ of Alliance and Friendship — entered into, 
and concluded by and between the Governors of the State of 
Massachusetts Bay, and the Delegates of the S' John's & 
Mickmac Tribes of Indians. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 189 

Whereas the United States of America in General Congress 
Assembled have in the name, and by the Authority of the 
Good people of these Colonies solemnly published and de- 
clared, that these united Colonies are, and of right ought to 
be free and Independent States ; That they are absolved from 
all Allegiance to the British Grown, and that all political 
connection between them, and the state of Great Britian is 
and ought to be dissolved ; and that as Free and Independent 
States they have full power to Levy War, conclude Peace, 
contract Alliances, establish Commerce and to do all other 
Acts, and things which Independent States may of Right do. 

We the Governors of the State of Massachusetts Bay do 
by Virtue thereof, and by the Powers vested in us enter into, 
and conclude the following Treaty of Friendship and Al- 
liance Viz — 

1^' We the Governors of the said State of Massachusetts 
Bay in behalf of said State, and the other United States of 
America on the One part, and Ambrius Var, ISTewell Wallis, 
and Francis Delegates of the S* John's Tribe, Joseph Dene- 
guara, Charles, Mattahu Antrane, Nicholas, John Battis, 
Peter Andre, and Sabattis JSTetobcobwit, Delegates of the 
Mickmac Tribes of Indians, inhabiting within the province 
of Nova Scotia for themselves, and in behalf of said Tribes 
on the other part do solemnly agree that the people of the 
said State of Massachusetts Bay, and of the other United 
States of America, and of the said Tribes of Indians shall 
henceforth be at peace with Each other, and be considered as 
Friends & Brothers united and allied together for their 
mutual defense safety and Happiness. 

2'' That each party to this Treaty shall, and will consider 
the Enemies of the other as Enemies to themselves, and do 
hereby solemnly promise and engage to and with each other, 
that when called upon for that purpose, they shall, and will, 
to the utmost of their abilities, aid and assist each other 



190 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

against their public Enemies; and perticularly, that the 
people of the said Tribes of Indians shall and will afford, and 
give to the people of said State of Massachusetts Bay and 
the people of the other united States of America during their 
present war with the King of Great Britian, all the aid and 
Assistance in their power. And that they the people of said 
Tribes of Indians shall not, and will not directly or indirect- 
ly give any aid, or assistance to the Troops or Subjects of the 
said King of Great Britian, or others adhearing to him or 
hold any Correspondence, or carry on any commerce with 
them during the present War. — 

3*^ That if any Eobbery, or outrage happens to be com- 
mitted by any of the Subjects of said State of Massachusetts 
Bay, or of any other of the United States of America, upon 
any of the people of said Tribes, the said State shall upon 
proper application being made, cause satisfaction, and resti- 
tution speedily to be made to the party injured. 

4"" That if any Robbery or outrage happens to be Com- 
mitted by any of the said Tribes of Indians upon any of the 
subjects of said State or of any other of the United States 
of America the Tribe to which the Offender or Offenders 
shall belong, shall upon proper application being made, cause 
Satisfaction and Restitution speedily to be made to the 
Party Injured. 

5*^^ That in case any Misunderstanding, Quarrel or In- 
jury shall happen between the said State of Massachusetts 
Bay, or any other of the United States of America, and the 
said Tribes of Indians, or either of them, no private Revenge 
shall be taken, but a peaceable application shall be made for 
Redress. 

6'^^ That the said Tribes of Indians shall and will fur- 
nish and supply 600 strong men out of said Tribes or as 
many as may be, who shall without delay proceed from their 
several homes up to the Towti of Bostoil within this. State, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 191 

and from thence shall March to join the Army of the United 
States of America now at ISTew York under the immediate 
command of his Excellency General Washington, there to 
take his orders. 

7'** That each of the Indians who shall by their respective 
Tribes be appointed to join the Army of the United States of 
America shall bring with him a good Gun, and shall be al- 
lowec^^One Dollar for the use of it : and in case the Gun shall 
be lost in the service shall be paid the value of it. And the 
pay of Each Man shall begin from the time they sail from 
Machias for Boston, and they shall be supply'd with pro- 
visions, and a Vessel or Vessels for their passage up to 
Boston. Each private Man shall receive the like pay as is 
given to our own private men. The Indians shall be formed 
into Companies when they arrive at Boston, and shall en- 
gage, or inlist for so long a time as General Washington shall 
want them not exceeding the term of three years, unless 
General Washington and they shall agree for a longer time. 
And as Joseph Denaquara Peter Andre, & Sabattis Netob- 
cobwit have manfully and Generously offered to enter im- 
mediately into the War they shall be sent as soon as may be 
to Gen' Washington to join the Army, and sliall be considered 
as entering into our pay at the time of Arrival at New York. 

8'^ The Delegates above named, who may return to their 
Homes, do promise and engage, to use their utmost influence 
vnth the Pasamaquoddy, and other K'eighboring Tribes of 
Indians to persuade them to furnish, and supply for the said 
service as many Strong Men of their respective Tribes as 
possible, and that they come along with those of the Tribes 
of S' John's Mickmac — 

And the said Governor of the said State of Massachusetts 
Bay do hereby engage to give to such of the Passamaquoddy 
or other ISTeighbouring Indians, who shall enter into the serv- 
ice of the United States of America, the same pay and 



192 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

encouragement in every perticular, as is above agreed to be 
given to the S' John's or Mickmac Indians, and to consider 
them as our friends, and Brothers. 

9*'' That the said State of Massachusetts Bay shall, and 
will furnish their Truckmaster at Machias as soon as may 
be with proper Articles for the purpose of supplying the In- 
dians of said Tribes with the Necessaries and Conveniences 
of Life. 

10"" And the Said Delegates do hereby annul and make 
Void all former Treaties by them or by others in behalf of 
their respective Tribes made with any other power, State, or 
Person, so far forth as the Same Shall be repugnant to any 
of the Articles contained in this Treaty. 

In Faith & Testimony whereof we the said Governors of 
the Said State of Massachusetts Bay have signed these 
presents, and caused the Seal of said State to be hereunto 
affixed, and the Said Ambrius Var, Newell Wallis, and 
Francis, Delegates of the S^ John's Tribe, Joseph Dena- 
quara, Charles, Mattahu, Ontrane, Nicholas, John, Battis, 
Peter Andre, and Sebattis Netobcobwit, Delegates of the 
Mickmac Tribes of Indians have hereunto put their Marks, 
and Seals in the Council Chamber at Watertown in the State 
aforesaid the Nineteenth day of July In the year of our Lord 
One Thousand Seven Hundred, and Seventy Six. 
James Bowdoin 

B. Greenleaf Ambrius X Var & Seal 

Caleb Cushing 

Rich'' Derby Jun"" Newell X Wallis & Seal 

John Winthrop 
Thomas Cushing 

John Whitcomb Francis X & Seal 

Eldad Taylor 

Sam' Holton Mattahu X Ontrane & Seal 

Moses Gill 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 193 

John Taylor Nichola X & Seal 

Benj° White 

Ebeii"" Thayer Jun"" John X Battis 

Henry Gardiner 

Daniel Hopkins Charles X & Seal 

Daniel Davis 

Jabez Fisher Peter X Andre & Seal 

Joseph X Danaquara & Seal 
Sabattis X Xetobcobwit & Seal 
The Seal of the State Appending — 

[Foregoing a Copy] 

Questions asked the Indians of the S* Francis Tribe. 

Q. What occasioned your coming this way 

A. Being Informed you were in a State of War with 
Great Britain. I come to offer you our Assistance if 
wanted. 

Q. Has the Gov' of Canada proposed to you to take up 
the Hatchet against y"^ English 

A Yes frequently 

Q Has the Gov' sent any agents among you for that 
purpose. 

A Yes two persons who offered us presents & 4 or 5 of 
our young men went to Quebeck & took blankets 

Q Why did you refuse to comply with the proposals of 
Gov Carlton 

A As our Ancestors gave this Country to you we would 
not have you destroyed by English but are ready to afford 
you our Assistance 

Q If Gov Carlton should know you offered us your as- 
sistance are you not afraid he would destroy you 

A We are not afraid of it — he has threatened us but if 
he attacks us we have arms to defend ourselves 

Q Would your tribe in General be disposed to assist us 

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194 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

A We some time ago made peace with Gen' Johnson & 
buried the hatchett but are now in Gen' ready to take it up 
again in your behalf 

Q Do you know of whither any of the tribes near you are 
disposed to afford us Assistance if wanted 

A There are five tribes that are of one head & ready to 
assist you 

Q How many men are there in the 5 tribes fit to bear 
Arms 

A About 2000 young men & more if wanted 

Q When was you at MontreaL — A. This Spring 

Q Had eny number of you & the other tribes at meeting 
with Gov. Carlton, 

A Some from the S' Francois & other tribes. 

Q When did you meet the Gov' 

A We had two meetings one at Mount Real the others 
at Quebec 

Q Do you know of any meeting of your tribes with 
French Officers at Os 

A Their was a Meeting but they took nothing. 

Q Do you know whether any tribe has agreed to take 
arms against us 

A All the Tribes have agreed to afford you assistance if 
wanted 

Q Do you know the disposition of the tribes far West & 
N"-West 

A I do not know. They are far off. 

Have any tribes joined Gen' Johnson A No 

Q Are your tribe in Alliance with the Indians A Yes. 

Q Has he given you any advice with regard to this 
Dispute. 

A Our preist is no Warrior &; does not concern himself 
about it. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 195 

Q What is the disposition of y" Canadians as to taking 
arms. 

A They are afraid- — & are not disposed to take arms 

Q How do you like the military appearances near Boston 

A Very well. — 

Q Would it be as agreeable to Join Gen' Schuyler at 
Crown point as the army at Cambridge 

A Yes. 

Q. Should Gen' Schuyler proceed into Canada to take 
Montreal & Quebec would you assist him 

A Yes heartily 

Conference with y" Indians — S* Francis Tribe July 1776. 



To the Hon^''' the Council & the Hon'''" House of Representa- 
tives for the State of Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land in General Court Assembled. — 

May it Please your Honors. — 

The Petition of the Committees of Safety, C-orrespondence 
and Inspection, for the severall Towns of Georgetown, 
Pownalbrough, Edgecomb, Bristol, Boothbay & Woolwich, in 
the County of Lincoln, in behalf of the Town of Boothbay, 
and the Places adjacent — 

Humbly Shews — That the Rainbow man of war, com- 
manded by S* George Collier, together with severall other 
arm'd Vessells lately came into the Harbour of Boothbay, & 
took possession thereof, and while there stript and carried 
off from Severall of the Inhabitants of these parts, a con- 
siderable number of their Cattle, Sheep, swine & poultry, & 
other Necessarys, and water'd their vessells and while they 
lay there, made prizes of & carried away a number of Ves- 
sells belonging to these states, to the xS^umber of Fifteen or 
twenty, they also while they lay there threatened the In- 



196 DOCUMEIs^TAKY IIISTOKY 

habitants to return with sufficient Force, & conquer or De- 
stroy all before them thereby Putting the Inhabitants in great 
Terror, 

we have also the Deposition of a Person on Oath, who was 
captivated by them, that their intention was to return in 
about a Fortnight or three weeks, and sweep all before them 
and as we doubt not their intention is to make the harbour of 
Boothbay a Place of Rendezvous for their ships, not only the 
Town of Boothbay but the whole Eastern Country, & this 
State must suffer exceedingly, it is needless to mention every 
Particular as your Honors must be sensible of the Conse- 
quences, should they be suffer'd to obtain their Ends. Your 
Petitionerrs therefore humbly Pray that your Honors would 
grant us some immediate relief in the Premises, by granting 
us six pieces of cannon. Viz' two twelve pounders, two nine 
pounders, and two six pounders, with a sufficient Quantity of 
Ammunition &c. For the same, and that a Company of 
fifty men exclusive of officers with one good engineer to 
manage the same may be stationed at Boothbay for the De- 
fence thereof, & the places adjacent and that none of the 
Inhabitants of Boothbay may be included in said company, 
and that said company be paid and Victual'd by the State. 
Your Petitioners also pray that if any of the Neighbour- 
ing places should be invaded the Commanding Officer may 
have Liberty to remove such of the cannon as may be thought 
proper heither for their relief, and your Petitioners as in 
Duty bound shall ever Pray, &c. Signed by order & in Be- 
half of s'' Committees — 

Ja' McCobb Chairman. 

In House of Representatives, Sept. 19, 1777, and in coun- 
cil, — read and assigned to joint Committee. The Com- 
mittee reported as follows — 

"Resolved that the Board of War be & they hereby are 
directed to send to the Committee of Boothbay they to be 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 197 

accountable for the same two nine and two six Pound Iron 
Cannon with Carriages & implements compleat & fifty rounds 
of Powder & Ball for each Piece. 

And it is further resolved that a Company of Fifty Men 
to be commanded by one Captain & two Lieutenants be raised 
in any part of the Eastern Parts of this State & stationed at 
Booth Bay & to continue in Service until the last Day of 
Decern' next unless sooner discharged by Order of this Court 
to receive the same Pay & Subsistence as are allowed the 
other Sea Coast Companies in the Pay & Service of this 
State. 

And it is further resolved that a Commissary be appointed 
by this Court to purchase & issue "Provisions to the S" 
Company." — 
1777 — Sept 20, and 22, Read, and passed in form. 



Petition of Committee of Georgetown. 

To the Honourable the Council of the State of Massachusetts 
Bay. 

The Petition & Memorial of the Committee of Georgetown 
on Kennebec River in behalf of said Towns — Humbly 
Sheweth — 

That since the unhappy destruction of our Fleet & the 
precipitate retreat of our army from Penobscot in conse- 
quence, the distressed inhabitants of this Place have been 
ever on the Alarm, and are hourly exposed to the Depreda- 
tions of the Enemy's piratical Cruisers, who, encouraged by 
the Vicinity of the british Fleet, infest our Coasts and even 
enter our harbours with an avowed determination to plunder 
and then burn every house they can approach. On Saturday 
last one of them conducted by one Gardiner, formerly an in- 
habitant of this River daringly sailed ten miles up it in 



198 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

pursuit of a Vessel from the West Indies who took shelter 
here, but not being able to overtake her they boarded & took 
three Coasting Vessels belonging to the Westward, which had 
been run ashore on her coming up, and anchored near them in 
order to take advantage of the flood Tyde to get them off. in 
the mean time the alarm was communicated, & by the activity 
& spirited behaviour of our few remaining Militia, who kept 
up a continual fire of musquetry, whilst some pieces of cannon, 
one of which was got from on board the abovementioned West 
indiaman played upon them with success from the neighbour- 
ing heights, she was obliged to abandon the Vessels, and 
favoured by a very rapid Ebb Tyde made her escape down the 
River, tho' with the loss of several Men killed and wounded, 
and not a little injured in her Hull & rigging, on our part 
was lost one Man killed and another slightly wounded, by a 
Flagg which they sent ashore soon after for the purpose of 
Exchanging some prisoners we had taken, we learn their prin- 
cipal view in coming up the River was to plunder the People 
and lay their habitations in ashes, but that seeing the In- 
habitants assembled on the banks of the river, they despaired 
of executing their humane purpose — in this encounter our 
ammunition was exhausted, and we humbly apprehend that 
should they (in our present defenseless situation) allured by 
the hope of rapine, or excited to revenge by their late repulse, 
renew the attempt with a fresh accession of strength, which 
we have every reason to fear, we shall be reduced to the pain- 
ful alternative of tamely submitting to such conditions as 
cruelty and avarice may dictate, or behold the flourishing 
settlements on this River (at least as high as it is navigable) 
involved in one general scene of savage Devastation, as we 
have neither a sufficiency of small arms or cannon to enable us 
to make any considerable resistance, permit us therefore as 
we now feel, and have ever demonstrated the warmest attach- 
ment to the great Cause in which America is engaged, to look 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 199 

up to the fathers of this State for protection & assistance in 

our present distressed circumstances & humbly to request that 

they would be pleased as speedily as possible to furnish us 

with the several articles of Ordnance, ordnance Stores &c 

mentioned in the inclosed Schedule, subject however to such 

Alteration as your Honours in your great Wisdom may think 

proper. And also that you would order as many Troops 

Stationed here for any limited time as may be sufficient to 

form a regular Guard, who may occasionally make use of 

Musquetry or assist in managing the cannon. We would 

Suggest to your Honours humbly in duty our request it will 

not only diffuse a Spirit of animation among this and the 

neighboring towns on & about the river, but may also (under 

God) be the happy means of securing to this and the United 

States so valuable a part of the Country. In the firm hope 

that the present application may have the wished for Effect 

will your Honours your Petitioners as in duty bound will 

ever pray. 

Dum' Sewall 

Benj* Lemont 

Jno. Woods 

Committee of Georgetown. 



The Derivation of the Title to Pejepscot Lands lying in 
the Late Province of Mayne in the Eastern parts belonging 
to the Massachusets Province in America, purchased by 
Thomas Hutchinson of Boston Esq"", John Wentworth of 
Portsmouth Esq"", Adam Winthrop, John Watts, David Jef- 
fries, Stephen Minot, Oliver Noyes & John Ruck all of Bos- 
ton Gent: in equall Eighth parts of Ephraim Savage Adm"" 
to the Estate of Rich"^ Wharton Esq"" dec'' who bought the 
same of John Shapleigh, Eleazar Way, John Blaney & Wife 



200 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Adm^ of Thomas Purcliase dec"* & Six Indian Sagamores, 
with an Accompt of the Votes & Agreements of the S"^ Part- 
ners with their charges & disbursements for carrying on 
Settlements there. 



Shapleigh Deed to Wharton. 

To all Christian People, Know yee I John Shapleigh of 
Kittery in the Province of Maine in New England Gent 
Heir to Maj' Nicholas Shapleigh late of Kittery aforesaid 
deceas'd for & in consideration & full satisfaction of the Sum 
of Two hundred & Eight pounds of New England money due 
& payable from the Estate of the S*^ Nicholas Shapleigh, unto 
Eichard Wharton of Boston in the Colony of the Massachu- 
sets in New England afores*^ Merchant & for other good 
causes & considerations me thereunto moving, have given 
granted bargained sold demised aliened enfeoffed & confirm & 
by these presents do give grant bargain sell demise aliene 
enfeoffe & confirm to the S"^ Richard Wharton all that Tract 
or Neck of Land called Merryconeeg lying over against an 
Island called Sabasco alias Sequasco Diggin in Casco Bay in 
the Province of Mayne & is bounded at the Head or upper 
end with the Plains of Pejepscott or Land late belonging to 
or claimed by M"" Purchase & on all other Parts & Sides is 
encompassed & bounded with & by the Salt Water & also all 
that the afores*^ Island called Sebasco alias Sequasco Diggin, 
Together with all Rocks, Shores, Beaches, Havens, Creeks, 
Coves & all Trees Woods Underwoods Pools Ponds Waters 
Watercourses & all Mineralls & Mines & all other Profits 
Priviledges Advantages & Emoluments to the premises or any 
part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining. To have 
& to hold to him the said Richard Wharton his heirs & as- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 201 

signes for ever all the afores"' ISTeck or Tract of Land called 
Merryconeeg bounded as afores*^ & the afores** Island called 
Sebasco alias Seqnasco Diggin Togethre v/ith all Islets Rocks 
Shores Beaches Havens Creeks Coves & all Woods & Under- 
woods Trees Pools Ponds Waters Watercourses & all Min- 
eralls & Mines & all other Profits Priviledges Advantages & 
Emoluments to the Premises or any part thereof belonging 
or in any wise appertaining, To have & to hold to him the said 
Richard Wharton his heirs & assignes for ever all the afores*^ 
Neck or Tract of Land called Merryconeeg bounded as afoers"^ 
& the af ores'* Island called Sebasco alias Seqnasco Diggin To- 
gether with all Islets Rocks Shores Beaches Havens Creeks 
Coves & all Woods & Underwoods Trees Pools Ponds Waters 
Water courses & all Mineralls & Mines & all other Profits 
Priviledges Advantages & Emoluments to the Premises or 
any part thereof belonging or any ways appertaining, 
Yielding therefor unto our Soveraign Lord King Charles 
the Second his Heirs & Successors the Fifth Part of 
all the Oar of Gold & Silver that shall be found & gott 
upon any part of the Premises & making & performing 
such acknowledgements & Duties as are reserved to or do 
belong & are due unto the Crown, And I the said John 
Shapleigh do for me & my heirs covenant & promise to & 
with the S** Richard Wharton his heirs & assignes that I am 
the true & proper Owner of the Premises & that I have in 
my self good right full power &; Authority to alienate & dis- 
pose the same & the same now are & shall be made & kept free 
& clear & freely & clearly acquitted & discharged of and from 
all former & other gifts grants entails Jointures Dowers or 
rights of Dower from all Mortgages Judgments Executions 
& extents & from all Incumbrances whatsoever & that I will 
warrant & defend the same to the Said Wharton his heirs and 
assignes against all & every person or persons that may 
legally claim or pretend to have any right title or Interest 



202 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

in the premises or any part thereof, & that upon the reason- 
able request of S*^ Eichard Wharton his heirs Executors 
Adm" or Assignes I will do & perform execute & acknowl- 
edge such other Acts Deeds & Instruments as the Learned in 
the Law shall advise necessary firmly & effectually to de- 
mise & convey the Premises & every part thereof to the S^ 
Eichard Wliarton his heirs & assigns according to the true 
intent & meaning of these presents, provided I bee not com- 
pelled for the doing thereof to truvell or go without the 
Bounds & Limits of the Province of Mayne, And I the Said 
John Shapleigh do hereby further covenant & promise that I 
will deliver unto the S** Eichard Wharton or order fair & 
uncancelled all such Deeds Writings & Evidences relating 
unto or concerning the Premsies or any part thereof as now 
are in my possession or hereafter may come to my hand. In 
Witness whereof I the S*^ John Shapleigh have hereunto set 
my hand & Seal this Fourth Day of July in the Year of our 
Lord One Thousand Six hundred Eighty & Three & in the 
Thirty Fifth Year of the Eeign of our Soveraign Lord 

Charles the Second 

John Shapleigh a Seal 

Sealed & Delivered in the presence of 
W" Bickham. 
Daniel Epps. 

M'' John Shapleigh came before me this Fourth day of 
July 1683 & did acknowledge this Instrument to be his free 
Act & Deed & M" Alice Shapleigh then appeared likewise 
and renounced all her Interest of Dowery or Thirds relating 
to the premises abovementioned this Fourth day of July 
1683. 

Edward Eishworth Jus* Peace 

in the Province of Maine. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 203 

This Instrument entered into the Third Book of Record 

for the Province of Maine Page 127 & 8 this T^ day of July 

1683 

P Edward Rish worth Recorder. 

A true Coppy as appears of Record with the Records of 
Deeds &c for the County of York 

Exam*^ 

Jos. Hammond Reg"" 



Testimonies of Maj'' Shapleighs Right to Said Lands. 

Province of Mayne 
The Deposition of Francis Small Sen"" aged about fifty Six 
years and Elizabeth Small aged about forty-nine years 
being examined make Oath, that about Twenty three or 
Twenty four years agone This Deponent Francis Small 
Sen"' was employed by Maj"" Nicholas Shapleigh to purchase a 
certain Great Island which some call Sebasco Diggin, for 
which this Deponent paid the Indians a considerable Sum of 
Wampum peag, Severall Gunns & a parcell of Tobacco for 
the Said Island lying against a Neck of Land called Merry- 
conege which the Deponent purchased with the Said Island 
in Maj"" Shapleighs behalf & further the S*^ Francis Small 
testitieth that he built a house by order of Maj"" Shapleigh & 
possessed the Said Islands in Maj"" Shapleigh's behalf & fur- 
ther saitli not — 

Taken upon Oath this Tenth Day of May 1683. 

Before me Edw'^ Rish worth Jus* Peace 

A true Coppy of these Testimonies abovewritten tran- 
scribe & compared with the Originall this 7^' Day of July 
1683 

P Edw^"* Rishworth Recorder. 



204 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

A true Coppy as appears of Record witli the Records of 
Deeds &c for the County of York Lib. 3 : Fol° 12 S : 

Exam*^ Jos: Hamond Register. 

Province of Mayne / 

The Testimony of John Cousins aged about Eighty Seven 
Years being examined maketh Oath, that when this Deponent 
lived in Casco Bay severall years before the Wars, it was 
commonly reported there & so understood by many of the 
Inhabitants who then lived there, that the Great Island lying 
at or near the Bottom of S'' Bay called Sequasco Diggin lying 
Northwardly in from Whites Island did belong to Maj"" 
Nicholas Shapleigh & was accounted his Island by divers of 
us that lived there & further saith not. 

Taken upon Oath this 14"^ Day of May 1683. 

Edw*^ Rishworth Just : peace 

A True Coppy of this Testimony transcribed & with the 
Originall compared this 7^^ day of July 1683. 

P Edw*" Rishworth Record^ 

A True Coppy as appears of Record with the Records of 
Deeds &c for the County of York Lib : 3 : FoP 12 S 

Exam** Jos: Hamond Reg^ 



Ways Deeds to Wharton. 

To all Christian People to whom this present Deed of Sale 
shall come Eleazer Way of Hartford in the Colony of Con- 
necticut in New England Merch^ Son & Heir of George Way 
of Dorchester in the Count v of Dorset within the Kingdom 
of England sendeth Greeting, Know Yee that I Eleazar Way 
for & in consideration of the Sum of One hundred pounds of 
Current money of New England to him in hand paid at & 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 205 

before the Sealing & delivery of these presents by Richard 
Wharton of Boston in the Colony of the Massachusets in ISTew 
England afores** Merchant well & truly paid the receipt 
whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & himself fully & 
throughly satisfied & contented & thereof & of every part 
thereof Doth hereby acquit exonerate & discharge the S** 
Richard Wharton his heirs Execut" & Adm""^ & every of them 
for ever by these presents Hath granted bargained sold 
alienated enfeoffed & confirmed & by these presents doth fully 
freely clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene 
enfeoffe & confirm unto him the Said Richard Wharton his 
heirs & assignes for ever, One Moiety or half part or what- 
soever share part or proportion be the same more or less he 
the said Eleazar Way now hath may might should or in any 
wise ought to have or claim of in or to a certain Tract or 
pareell of Land commonly called & known by the Name of 
Pejepscott situate lying & being within the Province of 
Maine in New England afores*^ together with one Moiety or 
half part or whatsoever other Share part or portion be the 
same more or less which he the S*^ Eleazar Way now hath may 
might should or in any wise ought to have or claim of in or 
to all and Singular the uplands Meadows Lands Arable Lands 
Marshes Swamps Trees Woods Underwoods Waters Water- 
courses Rivers Fishing Towling Mines Mineralls Royalties 
Profits Priviledges Beaches Flatts Right Commodities 
Hereditament, Emoluments & xippurtenances whatsoever to 
the premises or any part or pareell thereof belonging or in 
any wise appertaining, which S^ Tract of Land & premises 
for the Space of Fourty years or thereabouts before the Late 
War with the Indians was in actuall possession and Improve- 
ment of M"" Thomas Purchase deceas'd & was antiently given 
by Patent from the Councill of Pl^anouth within the Said 
Kingdom of England to the Said George Way & Thomas 
Purchase deceased, To have & to hold all & singular the above- 



206 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

granted premises with their and every of their Rights 
Hereditaments & Appurtenances and every part & parcell 
thereof unto the Said Richard Wharton his heirs & assignes 
for ever & the S*^ Eleazar Way for himself his heirs Execut" 
& Administ" doth hereby covenant & promise & grant to & 
with the Said Richard Wharton his heirs &: Assignes in man- 
ner «fe form following, That is to say, that he the S*^ Richard 
Wharton his heirs & AssigTies shall & may by force & vertue 
of these presents from time to time & at all times for ever 
hereafter lawfully quietly & peaceably have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the above granted premises with their appur- 
tenances & every part & parcell thereof as a good perfect & 
absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple without any 
manner of condition revasion or limitation whatsoever so as 
to alter change defeat or make void the same fully & clearly 
acquitted & discharged of k from all manner of former and 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Leases Sales Mortgages Dower, 
Joyntures Judgments Executions Entails Forfeitures & of & 
from all other Titles Troubles charges whatsoever Had made 
or committed done or suffered to be done by him the Said 
Eleazer Way his heirs or assignes at any time or times be- 
fore the ensealing hereof, And further that the Said Eleazar 
Way his heirs Execuf^ and Adm""^ shall & will from time to 
time & at all times for ever hereafter warrant & refund the 
abovenamed Premises with their & every of their rights 
hereditaments & appurtenances & every part & parcell thereof 
unto the Said Richard Wharton his heirs & assignes against 
all & every person or persons whatsoever any wise lawfully 
claiming or demanding the same or any part thereof by from 
or under him his heirs or Assig-nes. And Lastly he the Said 
Eleazar Way his heirs & Assignes shall & will give unto the 
Said Richard Wharton his heirs or Assignes what by his or 
their Councill learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised 
advised or required according to the true Intent & meaning of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 207 

these presents. In Witness whereof the Said Eleazar Way 
hath hereunto sett his hand & Seale the Tenth Day of Octo- 
ber Anno Doni' One Thousand Six hundred Eighty three 
Annoq Regni Regis Caroli Secundi Tricessimo Quinto. 

Eleazar Way (his Seal) 
Signed Sealed & del in the presence of 

John Haj^ward Notar^ Pub" 

Eliezer Moody Scr"' 

The within written Deed was acknowledged by ]\P John 
Hayward Notary Publiek & Attorney to the within named 
Eleazar Way being especially impowered to acknowledge this 
Deed in Form of Law in behalf of S'^ Way as P Power pro- 
duced Dated Octob"" 10*'' 1683 This was thus acknowledged 
OctoV 23 1683 

Before me 

Thomas Danforth 
president of the Province of Maine 

Vera Copia of this Deed abovewritten transcribed out of 
the Originall & therewith compared this oO**" Day of July 
1684 

P Edward Rishworth Recorder 

A true Coppy as appears of Record with the Records of 
Deeds &c for the County of York in Libio 4'^ Folio 18 & 19 

P Joseph Hammond Reg"" 



Blaney & Wife Adm'^ to Purchase their Deed to Wharton. 

To all Christian People to whom this present Deed of Sale 
shall come, John Blaney of Lynn in the Colony of the Massa- 
chusets in 'New England & Elizabeth his Wife the Late Relict 
& Administratrix of Thomas Purchase of Pejepscott in the 



208 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Province of Maine in jSTew England afores*^ do send Greet- 
ing &c Know yee that whereas by a Patent from the Conn- 
cill of Plymouth within the Kingdom of England the Lands 
at Pejepscot aforesaid Together with the Lands adjacent ly- 
ing upon and between the Eiver of Kenebeck Ambroscoggen 
and Casco Bay with the Priviledges thereunto belonging 
were long since granted to George Way of Dorchester in the 
Kingdom of England deceas'd & whereas the S'^ Thomas 
Purchase ever since the Third year of King Charles the First 
of Blessed Memory actually possessed planted & improved 
the said Lands till the Late War, And whereas Eleazar Way 
the Son & Heir of the Said George Way hath granted & sold 
unto Richard Wharton of Boston in S*^ Colony in ISTew Eng- 
land afores*^ Merchant all his Moiety part or Share in the 
Said Patent or Land granted & possessed as afores"^ with all 
Priviledges Royalties & Appurtenances thereunto belonging 
as p his Deed bearing Date the Tenth Day of this Instant 
October more fully doth appear : Now be it further known 
that the Said John Blaney & Elizabeth his Wife with the 
free & full consent of all the Children of the Said Thomas 
Purchase & in order to some further Settlement & provision 
for their Subsistence & Livelyhood & for & in consideration 
of the Sum of One hundred & fifty pounds Current money of 
New England paid & secured to be paid by the Said Richard 
Wharton & seven Lotts & shares of Land reserved & secured 
by Articles signed by the S'^ Wharton bearing Date with 
these presents, wherewith they do acknowledge themselves 
now to be fully satisfied & contented & thereof & every part 
thereof do acquit exonerate & discharge the said Richard 
Wharton his heirs Executors & Administ" for ever by these 
presents having Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened 
Enfeofied & confirmed unto him the S^ Richard Wharton his 
heirs & assignes for ever All that Moiety half deale & re- 
maining Share whatsoever the same is or may be of the Said 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 209 

Lands late belonging to the S"* Thomas Purchase by vertue 
of the Said Patent or any other right in Partnership with 
the Said George or Eleazar Way & all the Eight & Title 
Propriety & Interest which the Said Thomas Purchase dyed 
Siezed of or that he might should or ought to have had in the 
Said Province of Maine Together with all & singular the 
Uplands Arable Lands Meadow Lands Marshes Swamps 
Trees Woods Underwoods Waters Watercourses Rivers Fish- 
ing Fowling Mines Mineralls Royalties Profits Privileges 
Beach Flatts Rights Commodities Hereditaments Emolu- 
ments & Appurtenances whatsoever to the Said Premises or 
any part or parcell thereof belonging or any wise appertain- 
ing or therewith now or heretofore used occupied or enjoyed. 
To have & to hold all & singular the abovegranted Premises 
with their appurtenances & every part & parcell thereof unto 
him the Said Richard Wharton his heirs & assig-nes & to the 
only proper use benefit & behoof of him the S** Richard 
Wharton his heirs & assignes for ever, And the S'^ John 
Blaney & Elizabeth his Wife for themselves their heirs Ex- 
ecuf^ & Administ" do hereby covenant promise and grant to 
& with the S*^ Richard Wharton his heirs & assignes in man- 
ner & form following, That is to say, That the said Richard 
Wharton his heirs & assignes shall & may by force & vertue of 
these presents from time to time & at all time for ever here- 
after lawfully peacefully & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the abovegranted premises with their appur- 
tenances & every part and parcell thereof as a good perfect 
& absolute Estate of Inheritance of Fee Simple without any 
manner of contradiction reversion or Limitation whatsoever 
so as to alter change defeat or make void the same Free & 
clear & clearly acquitted & discharged of & from all & all 
manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Joyntures Dowers Judgments Executions Entails 
Forfitures & of & from all other Titles Charges & Incum- 

16 



210 DOCUMENTARY HISTOKY 

brances whatsoever had made committed done or suffered to be 
done by them the Said John Blaney & Elizabeth his Wife or 
by the S*^ Thomas Purchase or either of them or either or any 
of their heirs or assignes at any time or times before the 
ensealing hereof, And further that the S*^ John Blaney & 
Elizabeth his Wife their heirs Execu""^ & Adminisf^ shall well 
& truly from time to time & at all times hereafter warrant & 
defend the abovegranted premises with their Appurtenances 
& every part & parcell thereof unto the Said Richard Wharton 
his heirs & assigiies against all persons whatsoever any wise 
lawfully claiming or demanding the same or any part thereof 
by from or under the S"* Thomas Purchase deceased or by 
from or under them the S^ John Blaney & Elizabeth his Wife 
or either of them their heirs or assignes. And Lastly that 
the S'* John Blaney & Elizabeth his Wife their heirs & as- 
signes shall & will give unto the S*^ Richard Wharton his 
heirs & assignes upon reasonable request such further & ample 
assurance of all the afore bargained Premises as by the Said 
Wharton his heirs or assignes or by his or their Councill 
learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised advised or 
required according to the true intent & meaning of these pres- 
ents. In Witness whereof the S"* John Blaney & Elizabeth 
his Wife have hereunto set their hands & Scales the 25*'' Day 
of October Anno Dom^ 1683. Annoqs Regni Regis Caroli 
Secundi &c Tricessimo * Quinto. 

John Blaney (his Seal) 

Elizabeth Blaney (her Seal) 
Sealed & delivered in the presence of 
John White 
W" Haynes. 
John Blaney & his Wife personally appeared before me & 
acknowledged the within Instrument to be their Act & Deed. 

Thomas Danforth 
President of the Province of Ma\Tie. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 211 

Elizabeth Purchase Kelict of Thomas Purchase Jun"" de- 
ceas'd & Oliver Elkine & Jane his Wife the Daughter of 
Thomas Purchase Sen'" dec*^ & Elizabeth Blaney Daughter of 
the S*^ Thomas Purchase Sen"" do all freely consent to this 
Deed & Alienation of the Lands within written & in Testi- 
mony set to their hands the Tenth Day of January 1683 & 
have acknowledged the same before 

William Bro^vne 

Samuel Appleton 

Assistants. 

Elizabeth Purchase her Mark E. 

Oliver Elkine his Mark — O 

Jane Elkine— 

Elizabeth Blaney her Mark E 

Vera Copia of this Deed abovewritten as attested and ac- 
knowledged transcribed & with the Originall compared this 

27**^ July 1684 

P Edw. Rishworth Recorder 

A true Coppy as appears of Record with the Records of 
Deeds &c for the County of York in Lib"" ■I*'' Fol° 17'*^ 

Exam' Jos: Hammond Reg' 



Six Indian Sagamores Deed to Wharton. 

To all People to whom these presents shall come, Know 
Yee that whereas near threescore years since M"" Thomas 
Purchase deceas'd came into this Countrey as wee have been 
informed and did as well by Power or Patent derived from 
the King of England as by consent contract & agreement with 
Sagamores & Proprietors of all the Lands lying on the East- 
erly Side of Casco Bay & on the both Sides of Androscoggen 
River & Kenebeck River, enter upon & take possession of all 



212 DOCUMEK-TARY HISTORY 

the Lands lying fonr Miles Westward from the uppermost 
Falls in S^ Androscoggan Kiver to Maquoit in Casco Bay & 
in the Lands on the other side Androscoggan Eiver from 
aboves*^ Falls doA^Ti to Pejepscot and MerrjTueeting Bay to 
be bounded by a South West & N"orth East Line to run from 
the upper part of S*^ Falls to Kenebeck River & all the Lands 
from Maquoit to Pejepscot & to hold the same Breadth where 
the Land will bear it down to a place called Atkins his Bay 
near to Sagadehock or the Westerly Side of Kenebeck River 
& all the Islands in the S"* Kenebeck River & Land between 
the Said Atkins his Bay & Small Point Harbour the Lands 
& Rivers & Pond interjacent containing in breadth about 
three English Miles more or less, And whereas we are well 
assured that Maj"" Nicholas Shapleigh in his lifetime was 
both by purchase from the Indian Sagamores our Ancestors 
and consent of M'' Gorges Comisioner possessed & dyed 
Seized of the remainder of all the Lands lying & adjoining 
upon the Maine & all the Islands betvv^een the Said Small 
Point Harbour & Maquoit afores"^ & perticularly of a Xeck 
of Land Merryconege & an Island called Sebasco Diggin, And 
whereas the Relicts & Heirs of Said M"" Purchase and Maj"" 
Nicholas Shapleigh have reserved accommodations for their 
severall Families sold all the remainder of the aforesaid 
Lands & Islands to Richard Wharton of Boston Merch', And 
forasmuch as the Said M"" Purchase did personally possess 
improve & inhabit at Pejepscot afores"^ near the Centre or 
Middle of all the Lands afores*^ for near fifty years before 
the Late unhappy War, And whereas the S*^ Richard Wharton 
hath desired an enlargement upon and between the S*^ Andro- 
scoggen & Kenebeck Rivers & to encourage the Said Richard 
Wharton to settle an English Town & promote the Salmon 
& Sturgeon Fishing by which we promise our Selves great 
Supply s & Relief, Therefore & for other good causes 
& considerations and especially for & in consideration 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 213 

of a Valuable Sum received from the Said Wliarton 
in Merchandize, Wee Warumbee, Darumkine, Wihiker- 
met, Wedon-Domhegon, I^Teonogasset & Nimbaue^yet Chief 
Sagamores of all the aforesaid and other Rivers & Land Ad- 
jacent have in confirmation of the Said Richard Whartons 
Title & Propriety fully freely and absolutely given granted 
ratifyed & confirmed to him the Said Richard Wharton all 
the afores" Lands from the uppermost part of Androscoggan 
Falls Four Miles Westward & so down to Maquoit & by Said 
River of Pejepscot & from the other Side of Androscoggan 
Falls all the Land from the Falls to Pejepscott <Sr Merry- 
meeting Bay to Kenebeck & towards the Wilderness to be 
bounded by a South- West & North-East Line to extend from 
the upper part of the Said Androscoggan Uppermost Falls 
to the Said River of Kenebeck & all the Land from Maquoit 
to Pejepscot & to run & hold the same Breadth where the 
Land will bear it unto Atkins his Bay in Kenebeck River & 
Small Point Harbour in Casco Bay and all Islands in Kene- 
beck & Pejepscot Rivers & Merrymeeting Bay & within the 
afores** Bounds, Especially the aforesaid Neck of Land called 
Merryconege & Island called Sebasco Deggin Together with 
all Rivers Rivulets Brooks Ponds Pools Waters Water- 
courses, All wood Trees of Timber or other Trees & all Mines 
Mineralls & Quarries and especially the Sole & absolute use & 
benefit of Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing in all the Rivers 
Rivulets or Bays afores*^ & in all Rivers Brooks Creeks or 
Ponds within any of the Bounds aforesaid, And also Wee the 
Said Sagamores have upon the considerations aforesaid given 
granted bargained & sold enfeoffed & confirmed & do by these 
presents give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe & confirm to 
him the Said Richard Wharton all the Laud lying Five Miles 
above the uppermost of the Said Androscoggan Falls in 
Breadth & Length holding the same Breadth from Andro- 
scoggan Falls to Kenebeck River & to be bounded by the 



214 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

afores^ South West and North East Line & a parcell of Land 
at Five Miles Distance to run from Androscoggan to Kene- 
beck Kiver as afores*^ Together with all the Profits Privi- 
ledges Commodities Benefits & Advantages & perticularly the 
sole Propriety Benefit & Advantage of the Salmon & Stur- 
geon Fishing: within the Bounds & Limits aforesaid. To 
have & to hold to him the Said Richard Wharton his heirs 
& assigTies for ever all the aforenamed Lands Priviledges & 
Premises with all benefits rights appurtenances or advan- 
tages that now do or hereafter shall or may belong unto any 
part or parcell of the Premises fully freely & absolutely ac- 
quitted & discharged from all former & other gifts grants 
bargains Sales Mortgages & Incumbrances whatsoever, And 
Wee the Said Warumbee Derumkine Wihikermet Weedon- 
Domhegon Xeonongasset & ISTimbanewet do covenant & grant 
to & with the Said Richard Wharton that we have in our 
selves good right & full power thus to confirm & convey the 
premises & that we our heirs and Successors shall & will war- 
rant & defend the Said Richard Wharton his heirs & assignes 
for ever in the peaceable enjoj^nent of the Premises & every 
part thereof against all and every person or persons that may 
legally claim any right Title Interest or Propriety in the 
Premises by from or under us the abovenamed Sagamores 
or any of our Ancestors or predecessors, Provided neverthe- 
less that nothing in this Deed be construed to deprive us the 
S*^ Sagamores our Successors or People from improving our 
antient planting grounds nor from hunting in any of the 
Said Land being not inclosed nor from fishing for own pro- 
vision so long as no Damage shall be to the English Fishery, 
Provided also that nothing herein contained shall prejudice 
any of the English Inhabitants or Planters being at present 
actually possessed of any part of the premises & legally de- 
riving right from S^ M"" Purchase &c or Ancestors. In 
Witness hereof we the aforenamed Sagamores well under- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 215 

standing the Purport hereof do set to our Hands & Seales at 

Pejepscot the seventh Day of July in the Thirty fifth year of 

the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second 

One Thousand Six hundred Eighty four 

The Mark of Warumbee W (his Seal) 

The Mark of Darumkine X (Seal) 

The Mark of Wihikermet 

The Mark of Wedon Domhegon O (Seal) 

The Mark of Xehonongasset 

The Mark of I^umhenewet 

Sealed & delivered In presence of 

John Blaney. 

James Andrews. 

Henry Walters. 

John Parker. 

Geo : Felt. 

Memorandum. That upon the Day of the Date of the 
withinwritten Deed the Severall Sagamores whose iSTames are 
Subscribed thereto & inserted therein did at the Fort at 
Pejepscot deliver Quiet & Peaceable possession of the 
Premises with Livery & Seizin to M"" John Blaney & his 
Wife in their own Right as she is Administratix to the Estate 
of M'' Thomas Purchase deceased & in Right of his Children 
— Also the S'' W Blaney Attorney to M"" Eleazar Way did 
the same day deliver quiet & peaceable possession with Livery 
& Seizin of the Premises to M"" Richard Wharton, the Quan- 
tity of Seven hundred Acres of Land being excepted accord- 
ing to a Former Agreement. 

Henry Walters 

John Parker. 

Taken upon Oath this 19'^ Day of July 168i— This was 
sworn to by John Parker before me 

Edward TjTig Just: Peace 



216 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

James Andrews aged about Foiirty nine years Testif jeth 
upon Oath that he saw this Instrument sealed & delivered by 
the Six Sagamores withinnamed to M"" Richard Wharton & 
saw John Parker & George Felt the other Witnesses sub- 
scribe as Witnesses, as now they are on the Indorsement 
above Sworn before me this 21^' of July 1684. 

Edward Tyng Just: Peace 

Falmouth in Casco Bay July 21^^ 1684. Warumbee the 
Sagamore within named this day appeared before me & in 
behalf of himself & other Sagamores that Sealed & delivered 
the within written Instrument, acknowledged the same to be 
his & their free & Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Edward Tyng Just: Peace 

John Parker of Kenebeck aged about Fifty years deposeth 
that he saw this Deed Signed Sealed & delivered by the Sev- 
erall Sagamores within named & that he saw possession to- 
gether with Livery & Seizin of the premises given as is 
expressed in the other Indorsement on this Deed & in pres- 
ence of the severall Witnesses thereto subscribing & further 
the Deponent saith that upon the Eleventh of this Instant 
month he with M"" Henry Walters was present and saw 
Warumbee deliver Possession and Livery & Seizin by Turf 
& Twig & Bottle of Water taken by himself off the Land & 
out of the Main River above Androscoggan Falls to Richard 
Wharton in full Complyance with a conveyance of the 
Premises within granted and confirmed. Taken upon Oath 
9*" July 1684 Before me 

Edward Tyng Just: Peace 

A true Coppy of this Deed or Instrument within written 
Subscribed by the severall Sagamores to M"" Richard Wharton 
acknowledged by Warumbee & attested by divers Witnesses 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 217 

abovewritten Transcribed out of the Originall &: therewith 
compared this 26*'^ Day of July 1684. 

P Edw : Rish worth Record'' 

A true Coppy as appears of Record with the Records of 
Deeds &c for the County of York in Lib"- 4*'^ Fol" 15 & 16. 
Examin"" Joseph Hammond Reg"" 

Endorsed on an Attested Copy produced at the Treaty 

1726 and entred 

P Belcher Noyes prop"" Clerk. 

Falmouth in Casco Bay August 4 1726. This Instrument 
v/as shewn to Winemeuet Chief Sachem of Penobscot & his 
Tribe at a Ratification of y^ Peace then made between y^ 
Government of the Massachusetts Bay &c & the Penobscot 
& other Eastern Indians ; this was done by a Committee of 
y® General Court appointed for that Purpose. 

Attest^ John Wainwright Cler : Cone : 



Cap* Savage his Power to Sell >S"* Estate. 

Suffolk Ss: 

Anno RR* Guilielmi Tertii Anglia &c ISTono 
At His Majesty's Superiour Court of Indicature &c liolden 
at Boston for the County afores^ on the 26''' Day of 
October 1697 being the last Tuesday of S** Month. 

Whereas upon application made to the Superiour Court 
of Indicature &c sitting in Boston the Last Tuesday in Aprill 
1695 by Cap* Ephraim Savage Administrator of the Estate 
of Richard Wharton late of Boston Esq"" deceased : 

The Said Court pursuant to the Law then in Force did 
license & impower the Said Administrator to make Sale of 
the Housing & Lands belonging to the Said Estate for the 



218 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

payment of the just Debts owing by the deceased; It being 
then made appear that the Estate is insolvent & not sufficient 
to answer the Demands of the Creditors, & forasmuch as the 
S** Administraf hath not acted by Vertue of the Said Im- 
powerment in the Sale of any of the Said Houses & Lands: 
And His Majesty's Pleasure for disallowance of Said Law 
having since that been signified with the Reasons thereof; 
And being now again reen acted with Amendments ; Pursuant 
whereunto the aforenamed Administraf is hereby a new 
licensed & impowered to make Sale of the Houses & Lands 
left by the Said Richard Wharton for payment of his just 
Debts so far as the Value thereof will extend, & to make & 
execute good & firm Conveyances in the Law for the Same. 

A true Coppy as appears of Record 

Exam** P Elisha Cook Cler: 

Ephraim Savage's Deed of all S*^ Lands to Thomas Hutch- 
inson, John Wentworth, Adam Winthrop, John Watts, 
David Jeffries, Stephen Minot, Oliver ISToyes & John Ruck 
in equall Eighth's. 

This Indenture made the Fifth Day of November Anno 
Dom* One thousand Seven hundred & fourteen Annoqs R R*^ 
Georgii Magnce Brittanice &c Primo, Between Ephraim 
Savage of Boston in the County of Suffolk wtihin His Maj*^° 
Province of the Massachusets Bay in 'New Engh. Gent: Ad- 
ministrator to the Estate of Richard Wharton late of Boston 
aforesaid Esq'" deceased of the One part, And Cap' Thomas 
Hutchinson of the same place Esq"", John Wentworth of 
Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire Esq"", Adam 
Winthrop, John Watts, David Jeffries, Stephen Minot, 
Oliver Noyes & John Ruck all of Said Boston Merchants on 
the other part, Whereas Eliezer Way of Hartford in the 
Colony of Connecticut Merchant Son & Heir of George Way 
late of Dorchester in the County of Dorset within the King- 



OF THE STATE OF IMAINE 219 

dom of England deceased, in & by a good Deed under his 
band & Seale bearing Date the Tenth Day of October Anno 
Dom' 1683 duly executed & recorded with the Records of 
Deeds &c for the County of York Lib"" 4 : Fol° 18 : & 19 : for 
the considerations therein mentioned did Give Grant Bargain 
Sell Aliene Enfeoffe & confirm unto the S*^ Richard Wharton 
his heirs & assigiies for ever One Moyety or half part or 
w^hatsoever share part or proportion the S" Eleazar Way then 
had or in any wise ought to have or claim of in or to A cer- 
tain Tract or parcell of Land commonly called or known by 
the Name of Pejepscot situate lying & being within the 
Province of Maine in New" England afores** Together with 
one Moyety or half part or whatsoever other share part or 
proportion be the same more or less which he the Said 
Eleazar Way then had might should or in any wise ought to 
have or claim of in or to All & Singular the Uplands, Meadow 
Lands, Arable Lands, Marshes Swamps Trees Woods Under- 
woods, Waters Watercourses Rivers Fishing Fowling Mines 
Mineralls Royalties Profits Priviledges Beaches Flatts 
Rights Commodities Hereditaments Emoluments & Appur- 
tenances whatsoever to the premises or any part or parcell 
thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining which S'' Tract 
of Land and premises for the Space of Fourty years or 
thereabouts before the War with the Indians was in the 
actuall possession & improvement of M"" Thomas Purchase 
deceased & was antiently given by patent from the Councill 
of Plymouth within the Kingdom of England to the Said 
George Way & Thomas Purchase dec*^ And Whereas John 
Blaney of Lyn in the Colony of the Massachusetts &: Eliza- 
beth his Wife the Late Relict Widow & xldministratrix to 
the Estate of Thomas Purchase aforenamed in & by a certain 
Deed of Sale under their hands & Seales Dated the Twenty 
fifth day of October 1683 acknowledged & Recorded in the 
same Book Fol° 17, for the considerations therein also ex- 



220 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

pressed & with the full & free consent of all the Children of 
the Said Thomas Purchase & in order for some further 
Settlement & provision for their Subsistence & liveljhood 
Did Give Grant Bargain Sell Aliene Enfeoffe & confirm unto 
the Said Richard Wharton his Heirs & Assignes for ever All 
that Moyety half deale & remaining Share whatsoever the 
same is or may be of the Said Lands late belonging to the 
Said Thomas Purchase by virtue of the Said Patent or any 
other right in Partnership with the Said George or Eleazar 
Way, And all the Right & Title Propriety & Interest which 
the Said Thomas Purchase dyed Seized of, or that he might 
should or ought to have had in the Said Province of Mayne, 
Together with all & singular the Uplands Arable Lands 
Meadow lands Marshes Swamps Trees Woods & Under- 
woods Waters Watercourses Rivers Fishing Fowling Mines 
Mineralls Royalties Profits priviledges Beach Flatts Rights 
Commodities Hereditaxaents Emoluments & Appurtenances 
whatsoever to the Said premises or any part or parcell there- 
of belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith now 
or heretofore used occupied & enjoyed. And Whereas John 
Shapleigh of Kittery in the Said Province of Majme in New 
England Gent : Heir to Maj"" Nicholas Shapleigh late of Kit- 
tery aforesaid Deceased in & by a Deed of Sale under his 
hand & Seale bearing Date the Fourth Day of July 1683 
well executed in the Law & recorded in the Third Book of 
Records for the Province of Mayne Page 127 &c for & in 
consideration of the Sum of Two hundred & Eight pounds 
& other good considerations mentioned therein Gave Granted 
Bargained Sold Demised Aliened Enfeofi^ed & Confirmed 
unto the Said Richard Wharton All that Tract or Neck of 
Land called Merryconeeg lying over against an Island called 
Sabasco alias Sequasco Diggin in Casco Bay in the Province 
of Mayne, And is bounded at the head or upper end with the 
Plains of Pejepscott, or Land late belonging to, or claimed 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 221 

by M'" Purchase, and on all other parts k Sides is encom- 
passed & bonnded with & bv the Salt water And also All that 
the aforesaid Island called Sebasco alias Seqnasco Diggin 
Together with all Rocks Shores Beaches Havens Creeks 
Coves and all Trees Woods Underwood Pools Ponds Waters 
Watercourses and all Minerall, & Mines and all other Profits 
Priviledges Advantages and a Emoluments to the premisses 
or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining To 
have & to hold to him the Said Richard Wharton his heirs & 
assignes for ever as P the Said Deed (Relation being there- 
unto had) will more fully appear. And Whereas also 
Warrumbee, Durrumkine, Wihikermet, Weedon-Domhegon, 
Neonongasset and Nimbanewet Sagamores of the afores*^ 
Rivers and Land adjacent in & by a certain Deed under their 
hands & Scales bearing date the Seventh Day of July Anno 
Dom' 1684 duely proved & enrolled in the Said Fourth Book 
of Records Folio 15 & 16 for sundry considerations therein 
enumerated & in confirmation of the Said Richard Whartons 
Title & Propriety, Did fully freely and absolutely Give 
Grant Ratify & Confirm unto him the Said Richard Wharton 
All the af ores'' Lands from the Uppermost part of Andro- 
scoggan Falls Four Miles Westward & so down to Maquoit 
by the Said River of Pejepscott & from the other Side of 
Androscoggan Falls all the Land from the Falls to Pejepscott 
& Merrymeeting Bay to Kenebeck & towards the Wilderness 
to be bounded by a South :west & North :east Line to extend 
from the upper part of the Said Androscoggan uppermost 
Falls to the said River of Kennebeck, And all the Land from 
Maquoit to Pejepscot & to run & hold the same breadth where 
the Land will bear it unto Atkins his Bay in Kennebeck River 
& Small point Harbour in Casco Bay & all Islands in Kenne- 
beck & Pejepscot Rivers & Merrymeeting Bay & within the 
afores'' Bounds, Especially the afores** Neck of Land called 
Merryconeeg & Island called Sabasco Diggin, Together with 



222 docu:mextart nisTOEY 

all Rivers Ei^iilets Brooks Ponds Pools Waters "Water- 
coiTrses, All Wood Trees Timber (S: all Mines jVIineralls 
Quarries i: especially the Sole &: absolute use (t benefit of 
Salmon k Sturgeon Fisliing in all the Rivers Rivulets or Bays 
afores*^ & in all Rivers Brooks Creeks and Ponds within any 
of the Bounds afores**, And further the Said Sagamores in S: 
by the Said Deed Gave Granted Bargained sold «S: confiimied 
to him the Said Richard "Wharton All the Land lying Five 
Miles above the uppermost of the Said Androscoggin Falls 
in Breath & Length holding the same Breadth from Andro- 
scoggin Falls to Kennebeck River & to be bounded by the 
afores"^ South :West (S: Xorth :East Line, and a parcel of Land 
at five Miles distance to run from Androscoggan to Kenne- 
beck River as afores*^ Together with all the Profits Privileges 
Commodities Benefits Advantages *fc perticularly the Sole 
Propriety Benefit & Advantages of the Salmon k Sturgeon 
Fishing within the Bounds *S: Limits afores*^, To have <fc to 
hold the same k every part thereof unto the Said Richard 
Wharton his heirs & assigns for ever As in k by the Said Deed 
or the Record thereof (Relation being thereunto had) ^vill 
among other things appear, Of all which Lands »t Premisses 
the Said Richard Wharton dyed Seized in his o^vn Right of 
a good estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple. Xow this In- 
denture — witnesseth that the aforenamed Ephraim Savage 
pursuant to a power k Authority from the Superior Court 
of Indicature at their Session in Boston on the last Tuesday 
of October Anno Dom' 1697 to him given to make Sale of the 
Real Estate of the Said Richard Wharton deceased Insolvent 
for the enabling of him the Said Savage to pay the Severall 
Creditors to the Said Richard Wharton's Estate their respec- 
tive proportions thereof so far as the same will extended for & 
in consideration of the Sum of One hundred k four pounds 
Current money of Xew England to him in hand per at and 
before the delivery hereof by the Said Thomas Hutchinson, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 223 

John Wentworth, Adam "Winthrop, John Watts, David Jef- 
fries, Stepthen Minot, Oliver Xoyes & John Ruck the receipt 
whereof the Said Ephraim Savage doth here acknowledge the 
same to be applyed towards pa\Tnent of the Creditors of the 
Said Richard Wharton & thereof doth acquit & discharge the 
Said Thomas Hutchinson John Went worth Adam Winthrop 
John Watts David Jeffries Stepthen Minot Oliver iSToyes & 
John Ruck their heirs Executors & Adminisf^ for ever by 
these presents. Hath given gTanted bargained sold released 
enfeoffed and confirmed & by these presents by Virtue of the 
Order of the Said Superior Court Doth fully freely & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell release enfeoffe convey <S: con- 
firm unto the Said Thomas Hutchinson John Wentworth 
Adam Winthrop John Watts David Jeffries Stepthen Minot 
Oliver Noyes and John Ruck their heirs & iVssigns for ever, 
All the aforementioned tract or Parcell or Parcells of Land 
called Pejepscot purchased of the Said Eleazar Way & John 
Blaney k Elizabeth his Wife Administratrix to the Estate of 
the Said Thomas Purchase together with all other Lands & 
Premises abovementioned to be by them granted & Sold to the 
Said Richard Wharton, And also all that Tract or Xeck of 
Land called Merryconeeg, And also all that Island called 
Sebasco alias Sequasco Diggin with all other the premises 
above mentioned to be bought & purchased by the Said Rich- 
ard Wharton of John Shapleigh. And also all the Land 
lying five Miles above the uppermost of the Said Androscog- 
gan Falls & all other the Lands & Premises which the Said 
Indian Sagamores Sold conveyed k confirmed to the Said 
Richard Wharton in & by the above recited Deed — Together 
with all Rivers Fishing Fowling Mines Mineralls Royalties 
Beaches Flatts Meadows Trees Copse Fencing Waters Water- 
courses Profits Priveleges & Appurtenances to the Said 
Granted Lands & Premisses belonging And all the Estate 
Right Title Interest & Inheritance claim & demand whatso- 



224 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ever of him the Said Eichard Wharton & his heirs of in & to 
the Said Lands & Premisses or any part or parcell thereof 
with all Deeds Writings & Evidences relating thereunto (Sav- 
ing & Reserving out of this Grant unto the Said Ephraim 
Savage Lawsons Plantation of Weskege alias Wliigby of One 
thousand Acres) To have & to hold the Said Tract of Land 
called Pejepscot, the Neck of Land, called Merrvconege, & 
the Island called Sebasco alias Sequasco Diggin, And also 
all the Land lying Five Miles above +he uppermost of the Said 
Androscoggan Falls & all other the above given & granted 
or mentioned or intended to be granted Premises with their 
Appurtenances & every part & parcell thereof unto them the 
Said Thomas Hutchinson John Wentworth Adam Winthrop 
John Watts David Jeffries Stephen Minot Oliver ]^oyes & 
John Euck their Severall & respective Heirs & Assigns for ever 
equally to be divided between them & not to hold by Survivour- 
ship To their Sole Proper use benefit and behoof from hence- 
forth and for ever more (Eeserving only as afore reserved) 
Free & Clear & fully acquitted exonerated & discharged of 
& from all & all manner of Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Mortgages Leases Wills Entails Joyntures Dowers Titles 
Troubles Debts Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever Had 
Made Done committed or suffered to be done by the Said 
Eichard Wharton in his lifetime or done committed or suf- 
fered to be done since his Decease. And the Said Ephraim 
Savage doth hereby covenant promise grant & agree to & with 
the Said Thomas Hutchinson John Wentworth Adam 
Winthrop John Watts David Jeffries Stephen Minott Oliver 
Noyes & John Euck their severall & respective heirs & As- 
signes, That he the Said Ephraim Savage in his Capacity of 
Administrator as afores*^ & by Vertue of the power & Order 
from the Said Superiour Court of Indicature Hath in him- 
self full power & lawfull Authority to grant bargain Sell & 
convey the Said Tracts or parcells of Land Islands & premises 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 225 

with their Appurtenances & every part thereof in manner & 
form as aforesaid. And further the Said Ephraim Savage 
for himself his heirs Execuf' & Adminisf' Doth hereby 
covenant grant & agree to warrant & defend all the above- 
given granted & bargained Lands & premises with the Mem- 
bers & Appurtenances belonging thereunto or to any part or 
parcell thereof unto them the Said Thomas Hutchinson John 
Wentworth Adam Winthrop John Watts David Jeffries 
Stephen Minot Oliver Noyes & John Ruck their Severall & 
respective heirs & assignes in Severalty for ever against the 
Lawfull claims & demands of the heirs of the Said Richard 
Wharton or of any other person or persons from by or under 
him them or any or either of them in any manner of wise. 
And at any time or times hereafter at & upon the reasonable 
Request or Demand of the Said Grantees their heirs or as- 
signes & at their cost & charge to do perform & execute any 
further Act or Deed Device or Devices in the Law for the 
better assuring confirming & more sure making the Said 
Bargained Premises to them or any of them respectively for 
ever or shall or may be lawfully advised devised or required 
So as such Assurance or Assurances contain no other or fur- 
ther Warranty than as aforesaid In Witness whereof the 
Said Parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably 
set their hands and Seals the Day and Year herein first 

abovewritten. 

Ephraim Savage (a scale) 

Signed Sealed «S: D'd : in presence of us 
John Greenough 
Thomas Gross. 
Samuel Tyley Jun"" 
Received the Day & Year first withinwritten of the 
Grantees within named the Sum of One hundred & fourty 
pounds being the full consideration within expressed 

P Ephraim Savage. 

16 



226 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Suffolk Scil : Boston Xov^ 6'^ 1714. 

The Withinnamed Ephraim Savage personally appearing 
before me underwritten One of His Maj'''^ Justices of the 
Peace for the County afores'' acknowledged the within In- 
strument to he his Act & Deed. 

John Clark. 

NovemV 19 1714 

Recorded with the Records of Deeds &c for the County of 

York Lib'- VIII Fol° 57:58:59: 

P Jos : Hamond Reg'' 



Purchase's Resignation to Govern'' & Comp*'' of the Massa- 
chusets Anno 1639. 

At a Generall Court held at Boston the 4'^ day of the 
7'^ month 1639. 

The Covenant of M'' Thomas Purchase being ordered to be 
exemplyfied here followeth. 

This Indenture made the Two & Twentieth day of the 
Fifth month Anno 1639 Between Thomas Purchase of 
Pejepscot Gentleman of the one part & John Winthrop Esq"- 
Governour of the Massachusets on the Behalf of himself the 
Gov"- & Company of the Massachusets on the other part Wit- 
nesseth, That the Said Thomas for diver good causes & con- 
siderations him thereunto moving, Hath given & granted & 
by these presents Doth give & grant unto the Said John 
Winthrop, & his Successors the Governour & Company of the 
Massachusetts for ever, All that Tract of Land at Pejepscot 
afores'^ upon both Sides of the River of Androscoggin being 
four Miles Square towards the Sea, with all Liberties & 
Priviledges thereunto belonging, so as they may plant the 
same with English Colony when they shall see fit, & shall 
have as full Power for ever to exercise Jurisdiction there as 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 227 

they have in the Massachusets, Provided that the Interest & 
Possession of such Lands as the Said Thomas now useth or 
shall make use of for his o^vii Stock & Improvement within 
Seven Years next ensuing the Date hereof, shall be & remain 
to the Said Thomas his heirs & Assignes for ever under the 
Jurisdiction aforesaid : And as well the Said Thomas 
himself & his Family & his Heirs and Assignes as all other In- 
habitants of the same Jurisdiction are, This Grant by appro- 
bation of the Said General Court to be recorded & exemplified 
under the common Seal or otherwise to be void. In Wit- 
ness whereof the Parties aboves^ have hereunto interchange- 
ably set their hands & Seals the day & year first abovewritten. 

Thomas Purchase. 
Signed Sealed & dd : in the presence of 

Stephen Winthrop. 

Thomas Lechford. 

Amos Richardson. 



Indian Deed to Parker 1659. 

This Instrument witnesseth this 14"' June 1659 that I 
Nanuddemaure Proprietor of these Lands hereafter men- 
tioned have let, set & sold all my Right, Title of the Said 
Land and Appurtenances of Marsh & Upland ]\Ieadow unto 
John Parker now dwelling upon the Said Laud unto him his 
heirs Executors Adm" for ever, for one Beaver Skin re- 
ceiv'd & the yearly rent of one Bushell of Corn & a quart of 
Liquor to be paid unto the Said Nanudemaure his heirs for 
ever at or before the Twenty fifth Day of December being 
Christmas Day at the Dwelling house of the Said Parker 
reserving out of the aforesaid Land Liberty unto me my heirs 
to fish fowl & hunt also to set Otter-Traps without Molesta- 



228 DOCUMENTARY HISTOKY 

tiou, The afores*^ Land being bounded as followetb, Be- 
ginning at the first high Head upon the South-West Side of 
Sagadehock River & so running up the Said River unto Wine- 
gance Creek being by estimation Six Miles or thereabouts & 
all the Tract of Land Southv/estward unto the Eastern part 
of Casco Bay. To confirm the truth hereof I have hereunto 
set my hand the day & year abovewritten. 

The Mark X of 
Xanuddemaure 

The Mark X of 
Robinhood Sagamore. 
Witnesses 

Henry Jocelyn 
Rich-^ R F Foxwell 
Roger Spencer. 

Robinhood acknowledged this before me in May 1666 

Henry Jocelyn Just : P*'® 

This Deed withinwritten enter'd in the Great ISTews Book 

of Records Page 13"" of the Province of Maine this 22^* May 

1667. 

P Edward Rishworth Recorder. 



Whartons Deed to Parker. 

This Indenture made the Fifteenth day of July in the 
Thirty Sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King 
Charles the Second Annoqs Dom' 1684 Between Richard 
Wliarton of Boston in ]S[ew England Merchant on the one 
part & John Parker of Kenebeck in the Province of Maine 
Fisherman on the other part Witnesseth, That forasmuch as 
the Said John Parker hath for upwards of Twenty Six years 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 229 

last past been possessed of certain Lands lying between Kene- 
beck afores^ & Casco Bay extending in length about Six Miles 
& bounded at the upper end by Winegance Creek as P Indian 
Deed made to the Said John Parker & acknowledged before 
Henr}^ Jocelyn Esq"" a Justice of the Peace & euter'd in the 
Records of Said Province, And foreasmuch as the Said John 
Parker was the first of the English Nation that began to 
Subdue the Said Tract of Land & to undertake in the Fishing 
Trade & hath since alienated sundry parcells of Said Land to 
severall persons who have made Improvement tliereon & pro- 
moted the Fishery, And whereas the afores** Tract of Land 
did of Right belong unto & was included in an Antient Patent 
granted by the Great Councill of Plymouth to M'' Thomas 
Purchase & M"" George Way deceased, & Whereas the Sole 
Interests & Propriety of Said Thomas Purchase & George 
Way in the afores*^ Lands &: all other the Lands betw^een Said 
Kenebeck & Casco Bay is now Invested in & become the 
Propriety of the Said Richard Wharton, Therefor & for other 
good causes & considerations, but especially, to encourage 
Fishery & Husbandry in the places afores^ The Said Richard 
Wharton hath Given granted & confirmed & Doth by these 
Presents Give Grant and confirm to the Said John Parker 
his heirs and Assignes all the first mentioned Tract of Land 
lying between Kenebeck & Casco Bay being in length about 
Six Miles bounded as af ores'* Together with all Woods, Trees, 
Waters, Watercourses, Passages, Priviledges, Profits, Com- 
modities & advantages to the Premises or any part thereof 
belonging or any ways appertaining. To have & to hold the 
Premises & every part & parcell thereof together with all 
Priviledges, Profits, Comodities <fc Advantages to the 
Premises or any part thereof belonging or any ways apper- 
taining. And the Said Richard Wharton doth covenant & 
Grant to & wdth the Said John Parker his heirs & Assignes 
& every of them, that he & they and every of them respectively 



230 DOCUMENTARY IIISTOEY 

shall & may peaceably & quietly possess & enjoy their Severall 
& respective Parts and Portions in the Premises without the 
least Trouble molestation claim or demand (except what is 
hereafter reserved) of him the Said Richard Wharton his 
heirs Execut" Adm""^ or Assignes or any other person or per- 
sons legally claiming by from or under him them or any of 
them: The Said John Parker his heirs or Assignes or some 
of them yielding & paying yearly Viz" upon the Tenth Day 
of June Two dry Cusk or Two dry Cod fish if demanded to 
him the Said Richard Wharton his heirs or Assignes for ever, 
And the Said John Parker doth for himself his Heirs & 
Assignes for ever covenant and grant to & with the Said 
Richard Wharton his heirs & Assignes That to encourage the 
Settlement of a Town upon the Premises that when Tenn 
Families besides what are already Settled shall agree to settle 
upon the Premises upon their request or notice given by the 
Said Richard Wharton his heirs or Assignes to the Said 
Parker his Heirs or Assignes, he or they will afford each of 
Said Families Equall accommodation of Lands with himself 
& will in lieu thereof accept the like quantity or Value of 
Lands & in case of difference, the Said Wharton his heirs or 
Assignes consenting, refer the same to the Estimation or Ap- 
prizement of Such persons as His Maj"^^ Justices at the 
Quarter Sessions shall appoint upon their Oaths to apprize 
the same & Submit the Regulation of Such Town & affairs 
thereof to such Persons as shall be annually selected by the 
Major Vote of the Freeholders or Inhabitants thereof. In 
Witness whereof the Parties have hereunto interchangeably 
sett their hands & Seals the day & year first abovewritten. 



R'^ Wharton Signum. 



Sealed & dd in presence of 
Elias White. 
Edward Shinter. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 231 

This Deed was acknowledged to be the Act & Deed of W 

Richard Wharton unto John Parker & the Parties concerned, 

Owned this 19"^ July 1684, it was acknowledged by M"" 

Richard Wharton before me 

Edward Tyng Jus' P-^^ 

Mem° 

Not recorded. 



Whartoiis Heirs Quitclaim. 

To all Persons to whom these presents may come, This In- 
strument of Quitclaim of us the Subscribers Sheweth, That 
whereas our Father M"" Richard Wharton did in his lifetime 
purchase of Maj'' [N^icholas Shapleigh, M"" George Way, The 
Administratrix of M"" Thomas Purchase deceased & of Six 
Indian Sagamores a large Tract of Land lying between & 
bordering upon Kenebeck and Pejepscot or Androscoggen 
Rivers & Casco Bay in the Province of Maine & whereas M"" 
Ephraim Savage Administrator to our Said Fathers Estate 
hath some time since made sale of Said Lands to Thomas 
Hutchinson & John Wentworth Esq''^ M^^^ David Jeffries, 
Adam Winthrop, Oliver Noyes, John Ruck, Stephen Minot 
& John Watts, which Said Gentlemen being willing that as 
our Father was at so much Labour & Expence on that Pur- 
chase, we his Children should reap some Benefit therefrom, 
have accordingly given us under their hands & Seals an In- 
strument obliging themselves that in case they can hold & 
retain the Lands mentioned in Said Purchase they will grant 
& confirm to us John Gotta Jun"" & Wife Two hundred Acres 
of Land within some part of Said purchase & Two hundred 
Acres more to each of the three Maiden Daughters of S"* 
Wharton that shall subscribe and Seal this Instrument : In 



232 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

consideration whereof & for other good causes us thereunto 
moving, Wee John Cotta Jun"" & Sarah my Wife, Bethiah 
Wharton, Martha Wharton & Dorothy Wliarton all of Boston 
in the County of Suffolk in ISTew England do hereby testify 
our full & free consent to Said Sale & Grant made by S"* 
Ephraim Savage to abovementioned Thomas Hutchinson & 
Partners as aforesaid & do by these presents so far as in us 
lyes ratify & confirm the same & do each of us for our Selves 
our Heirs Execuf^ & Adminisf^ for ever quit claim of the 
Said Lands & every part & parcell thereof (except the Two 
hundred Acres to be assigTied to us) unto the Said Thomas 
Hutchinson & Partners according to their respective Inter- 
ests, to have & to hold to them their heirs & Assignes for ever, 
free & clear of an}- claim or pretention from us or any of us, 
or of any from by or under us, likewise promising that if 
there shall be occasion to apply to the Generall Court for any 
further confirmation of Said Purchase to Said Hutchinson & 
Partners we will either joyn with them, or by our Selves as 
they shall think most proper, petition the Generall Court for 
such confirmation to be made unto them. In Witness where- 
of we have hereunto set our hands & Seals this Ninth day of 
February Anno Domini Seventeen hundred and fourteen in 
the first year of the ReigTi of King George over Great 
Brittain &c 

John Cotta Jun"" Seal 

Sarah Cotta Scale 

Bethiah Wharton Seale 
Signed Sealed & dd by S'' 
John Cotta Jun'" 
Sarah Cotta & 
Bethiah Wharton 
in presence of 

Daniel Grant 
Benois Adriaenssens. 



OF TJIE STATE OF MAINE 233 

Suffolk Ss— Boston July 9'" 1731. 

W Sarah Cotta & M" Betliiali Biimsliead (late Betliiah 
Whartou) personally appeared and Acknowledged the above 
& within written Instrument to be their free & Voluntary Act 
& Deed. 

Before me John Ballantine Just. Pacis : 

York Ss./ Received February 25, 1737, and Recorded v\nth 
the Records for Deeds in said County Lib° 20 fol : 



62, 63. 



Attest Jer: Moulton Reg"" 



Proprietors Grant to Whartoiis Heirs. 

Whereas we the Subscribers have purchased of M"" 
Ephraim Savage Administrator to the Estate of M"" Richard 
Wharton deceased a large Tract of Land lying in the Late 
Province of Mayne, in making which Purchase we are sen- 
sible that Said M"" Wharton was at great Labour & Expence 
without reaping any Benefit or Income therefrom, And 
whereas the Heirs of Said M"" Wharton have testified their 
Approbation of & Consent to our Purchase & by a writing 
under their hands & Scales given us their Quit-claim to those 
Lands, we being desirous that they may rejoice with us & 
reap some harvest from their Fathers labours, Do hereby 
promise & oblige our Selves that upon confirmation of the 
Lands contained in S** Instrument or Deed of Sale or the 
greatest part of them to us by the Generall Court, or upon 
our taking quiet possession of them so that we have the Pros- 
pect of enjoying them in right of S'^ Wharton, that we will 
then grant to John Cotta Jun"" & his Wife one of the Daugh- 
ters of Said Wharton Two hundred Acres of Land in some 
part of Said Purchase & to Each of the other Three Daugh- 
ters of Said Wharton that shall Subscribe the abovementioned 



234 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Instrumeut of Quit-claim Two hundred Acres more to be laid 
out & Surveyed at their charge & to be & remain to them & 
their Heirs & Assignes for ever. In Witness whereof we 
have hereunto set our hands & Seals this Ninth Day of Feb- 
ruary Seventeen hundred & fourteen, in the first year of the 
Reign of our Soveraign Lord King George over Great 

Brittain &c. 

Thomas Hutchinson (Seal 

John Wentworth (Seal 

Adam Winthrop 

David Jeffries 

Oliver Noyes 

Stephen Minot 

John Ruck 

John Watts 

Signed Sealed & dd in presence of 
Benjamin Eliot. 
Sam" Kneeland. 

Mem" 

It is agreed that each of the Said Two hundred Acres 

abovementioned shall be in the first TowTiship that is settled, 

of as good land as the Town in generall consists of & not very 

far distant from the Town Piatt. 



Proprietors Proposals to the Committee appointed by the 
Generall Court. 

To the Honourable Committee appointed for receiving of 
Claims to Lands in the Late Province of Maine & Pro- 
posals for regular Settlements there. 
The Proposalls of us the Subscribers humbly Shew, 
That whereas we have purchased a considerable Tract of 
Land in the aforesaid Province, 'Running from Five Miles 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 235 

'above the Uppermost Fall of Ambroscoggen River on a 
'North-East Line over to Kenebeck River including what 
'Land lyes to the Southward of that Line down to Merry- 
'Meeting Bay: Likewise running from Said Ambroscoggan 
'Uppermost Fall Four Miles West & so Southerly down to 
'Maquoit, Taking in the Land lying within four Miles West 
'of Said River: Likewise the Land lying Southward of 
'Merrymeeting Bay, On the Westerly Side Running down to 
'Small-Point-Harbour including Merryconege Neck & the 
'Island Sebasco Diggin, with the other Islands interjacent, 
'and on the Easterly Side running round Winegance Point & 
'so down Sagadahock River along by Arowsick Island down 
'to Atkins his Bay. Of which Lands Merryconege & Sebasco 
Diggin are derived to us by Indian Purchase long since, long 
possession & Improvement & by Consent likewise of M'' 
Gorge's Comission"" & the rest by Deed from Six Sagamores, & 
Antient Patent from the Councill of Pl;>miouth ; We are de- 
sirous to have the same settld in such good & defensible man- 
ner as may make a Strong Frontier to the Eastern Parts, 
which we humbly conceive our Selves able to accomplish, if 
the Generall Court will please to give the following encour- 
agements : 

1 : For Satisfaction of such as are willing to settle them- 
selves on Said Lands, & that we may be the better able to en- 
courage Substantial! Farmers to remove with their Stocks 
from England to us; That the Gen" Court would please to 
give their Confirmation to our Purchase & thereby to such 
Grants, as we shall make out of it. 

2. To enable us to settle a fishing Town near Small-Point, 
which lyes conveniently situate therefor. That the Generall 
Court would please to grant us, the unappropriated Land 
(which is not much) lying between Small-Point-Harbour & 
Small-Point to be laid out in Allotments for accommodating 
the Settlements there. 



236 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

3. That when Twelve Persons or more offer for any new 
Settlement, That they may be covered with such a Force, and 
for such a time as to the Generall Court shall seen needfull. 

4. That such as shall settle in the Limits afores*^ may for 
the first Seven years have some Assistance from the Publick 
towards the Maintenance of the Ministry & be exempted 
from any Tax to the Province, by which time 'tis hoped they 
may be in a Capacity to ease the rest of the Countrey in 
Publick Charges, by bearing their Proportion with them. 

If the Generall Court shall think fit to give the above- 
mention'd Encouragements, we will on our parts enter into 
the following Engagements. 

1. That we will lay our three, or, if the Land afford Con- 
venience for it. Four Platts for Towns & have them surveyed 
& platted out this Summer at our own Cost and Charge. 

2. That in Seven years time, if Peace continue with the 
Indians, we will settle each of Said To^vns, with Fifty 
Families or more in a defensible manner, having already 
Offers of very considerable Numbers both in this Countrey, 
and from England, & in order thereunto, we will grant them 
in Fee such House Lots & accommodations of Lands as may 
induce them to settle there. 

3. That in each Town we will take care to lay out a con- 
venient Portion of Land for the Subsistence of the First 
Minister, the Ministry & a School. 

4. Being desirous that the People may not live like 
Heathens without the Worship of God, as has been too fre- 
quent in new Settlements; We engage, that for the more 
speedy procuring of a Gospell Ministry & for the Ease of 
the Inhabitants at their first sitting down, as soon as there 
shall be to the Number of Twenty Householders in each of 
S^ Towns; The Said Inhabitants providing a Frame for a 
Meeting House & raising of it ; We will at our own Expence 
furnish for the meeting house in each Town, Glass, Lead, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE Z61 

'Nsiih Ironwork & other Materials «fc finish it for them, & 
likewise pay towards the Maintenance of an Orthodox Gos- 
pell Minister in each of Said Towns, Fonrty Ponnds P an- 
num for the first Five Years, by which time it may be hoped, 
by the Blessing of God they will be able with some small 
Assistance from the Pnblick to maintain him comfortal)ly 

themselves. 

Thomas Hntchinson. 

Adam Winthrop. 

John Ruck. 

Stephen Minot. 

Oliver Noyes. 

for Our Selves & Partners 

John Wentworth Esq'" 

David Jeffries. 

John Watts. 



Boston Feb--^ 18^'^ 1714/15 
Vera Copia. 



Examined P John White 

Cler: Dom: Rep"" 



The Comittees Report. 

The Generall Court at their Sessions October last having 
appointed us a Comittee to proceed in receiving Claims to 
Lands in the Late Province of Mayne & to take all proper 
Methods for promoting the Speedy and Regular Settlement 
thereof. We have, according to our Instructions, given Pub- 
lick Notice of the Times & Places of our sitting & attended 
both in this Town & at York for three months successively 
on the Dales appointed, have received & entered the Claims 
that were brought in and taken the ISTames of severall Per- 
sons inclinable to settle in those Parts when Towns are laid 



238 DOCUMENTAKY HISTOKY 

out, but have received only Two Proposalls from Proprietors 
of Lands relating to a regular Settlement. 

One from M"" Francis Clark relating to Land claimed by 
him & the Heirs of Col" Gedney, deceased lying in North- 
Yarmouth, above the Falls in Ryalls River Casco Bay, as P 
Reference to the Said Proposall herewith offered will ap- 
pear, which Spot we have not seen, he not inclining to go, or 
come into the Charge. 

Another Proposall from Thomas Hutchinson and John 
Wentworth Esq" & their Partners Proprietors of Lands near 
Kenebeck & Ambroscoggen Rivers & MerrjTneeting Bay & 
Small Point, at whose desire & considerable charge, We have 
been, the Major part of us, on the Spot, & viewed those 
Lands & find good convenience for severall Townships, but 
perticularly Two for the present, one on each Side Pejep- 
scot Falls, on S*^ Ambroscoggen River, to begin Two Miles 
or thereabouts above Said Falls & to run along downwards 
upon a Large Bay called Merrymeeting Bay Eight Miles 
Square, if the Land will allow it, or otherwise where the 
Land is narrower, to the Quantity of Eight Miles Square for 
each Township. We find choice Land in each place ap- 
proved of for a Township, & that the Proprietors propose to 
settle after a regular & defensible manner, near the Water- 
side, which the Situation of the Land will well allow ac- 
cording to their Plans which we herewith offer, & likewise 
their Proposalls, wherein they have given more than ordi- 
nary Encouragement both for the Ease of the Inhabitants, & 
for the setling of the Gospell among them as P Reference 
thereto being had will more fully appear. On which re- 
gards, and inasmiich as the Said Two Towns being regu- 
larly settled & near each other for mutuall Succour in time 
of need & not far distant from Arowsick Island, will make 
a Strong Frontier for our Out-Towns, especially such as have 
been lately allowed for Settlements, & are much more easily 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 23'J 

defensible by reason of a Stone Fort adjacent built bj S'" 
Edmund Andros, which is almost wholly standing at this 
time. And inasmuch as a Strong Settlement there will 
greatly tend to dislodge the Indians from their Principall 
Fishery, keep them from chief carrying Places, & be pos- 
sibly a Means of removing them further from us, if another 
War should happen : 

For these & other reasons that might be offered, We are 
humbly of Opinion, that it will much conduce to the Publick 
Weal & Safety, That the afores'' Proposall be Accepted & the 
Towns mentioned be allowed & Settled as soon as may be. 

And forasmuch as all Persons have been forbid to build or 
settle in any part of that Countrey, except York &c, before 
the Comittee shall proceed to order the proper places, where- 
by they have been held in Suspence for a long time; The 
Eyes of all are with great Expectation waiting on this Court, 
justly hoping that a Method will now be established, for their 
repossessing & improving their Estates. We therefore judge 
it our Duty to propose two things (besides what is offered 
in the afores*^ Proposall) which we look upon as needfull to 
be done for facilitating the Eastern Settlements, & removing 
the Main Obstructions, which seem now to stand in the way 
thereof. 

One is. That whereas in many Places, as at Papondack, 
Black-Point &c, a Regular Settlement is at present hindred, 
by reason of some Persons claiming Large Quantities of 
Land, which they are not capable themselves to settle, as the 
Law directs, nor are willing to part with to others, that offer 
to settle on them : Also in some Places, Claims may inter- 
fere, & so Persons may be fearfull of taking up & clearing 
Land, lest they should be afterwards disturbed in their 
Possession. For Remedy whereof & of other Inconveniences 
that may arise. We judge it necessary that some Provision 
be made by Law for taking an Estimate, by Persons upon 



240 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Oath, of the present Value of Lands, both in Towns hereto- 
fore settled & fleserted & in Towns now to be settled anew, 
That the Claimers of such Lands may be either obliged to 
settle them in a defensible manner, or to accept of an Equiva- 
lent either in Land or Money for such a part as is necessary 
to carry on the Settlement : And that where persons sit down 
by Allowance of this Court, clear Lands, build on them, & 
by their Expence & Labour, raise their Value, they may be 
at least so far quieted in their Possessions, as to be liable to 
no further Damage, than the present Valuation of the Lands, 
altho Disputes in Law should afterwards arise & Judgment 
should go against them. 

The Other is. That for travelling backwards & forwards, 
for transporting Cattle &c, but most especially for facilitating 
the March of Forces to their Releif in Time of War, A Road 
be made passable for Horse & Foot by Ferries, Bridges &c 
from the Said Places either to Wells or Newichwanok, which 
shall be thought most serviceable, & that some persons be 
ordered as soon as may be to take a view of the same, & lay 
before this Court an Accompt of what is necessary to be done 
in order thereunto & a Computation of the charge. 

All which we humbly offer as our Opinion; But Submit 
to the Wisdom of the Honourable Court. 

By order & in behalf of 

the Comittee. 

John Wheelwright. 
Boston May 27'^ 1715. 



A true Coppy of the Originall lodg'd in the Files of the 
House of Representatives. 

Examined P John White 

Cler: Dom: Repr: 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 241 

The Generall Courts Confirmation of our Purchase. 

At a Great and Generall Court or Assembly held at Boston 
upon Wednesday the 25*'^ of May 1715. 
June 10"" In Councill. 

The following' Votes passed in the House of Representa- 
tives Read & Concurr'd Viz" 

In answer unto the Proposall of Thomas Hutchinson & 
John Wentworth Esq" in behalf of themselves & Partners 
recommended by the Comittee of the Eastern Claims for the 
Settling of Two To\vns forthwith in a Regular & Defensible 
manner. 

Voted 

That the Said Towns proposed to be settled be accepted 
and encouraged according to their Report, That the Land 
platted for a Town from Pejepscot Falls to ]\Iaquoit in Casco 
Bay be constituted a Township to be laid out the Quantity of 
Six Miles Square as the Land will allow & be called by the 
!Name of Brunswick to be forthwith settled in a Defensible 
manner. That the Other Towm platted in a Square of a Mile 
to the Eastward of Androscoggin River fronting to Merry- 
meeting Bay be allowed & accepted by the ISTame of Topsham, 
and be platted & laid out the Quantity of Six Miles Square as 
the Land will allow & a Return made in some convenient time 
to this Honourable Court. 

Voted, 

That for the Satisfaction & Encouragement of those that 
offer to settle in the Said Towns, That this Court give a Con- 
firmation to their Purchase as bounded & laid down in their 
Proposals with a Saving for any and all other Grants, Titles, 
Interest or Estates that may be found within the same & per- 
ticularly that of Harvard College & with a Reservation of the 
Rights, Improvements & Possessions of any Inhabitants or 

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242 DOCUMENTARY IIISTOKY 

Proprietors, Provided alwaies & it is to be understood that 
those Persons shall be Subject to such Regulations of this 
Court, as has been made for their Settling in a Defensible 
manner. 

Voted, 

That the Said Townships be freed from the Province Taxes 
for the Space of Five years from their first sitting doAvn, & 
this Court do encourage the Ministry as shall appear reason- 
able unto them, Provided that the Proposers on their part 
perform what they offer of encouraging a Minister Ministry 
& schools & proceeding forthwith to grant such Tracts in fee 
to such as will settle there. And in Order to the covering 
these Settlements the Stone Fort near Pejepscot Falls be re- 
pairedAnd that Fifteen men, one of which to be a Sergeant, 
with a Comission Officer upon Ensigiis Pay be placed there 
for the Protection & Assistance of the new Settlements, in the 
Poom of the Fort or Trading House at Casco, which being 
much out of Repair, We are of Opinion, it is for His Maj'''^ 
Service it be slighted & no longer continued : That His Excel- 
lency the Govemour be desired to give his Orders accordingly 
& also for the enlisting five Men which with Ten men taken 
from Casco makes the Complement for Brunswick & in 
Answer to the Representation of M"" Edward Hutchinson, 
they humbly offer, that the other Twenty men of the Comple- 
ment that is now at Casco be removed to Arowsick Island for 
their Covering for the Space of Six Months & no more agree- 
able to the Grant of the Generall Court. 

Voted 

That Major John Wheelright, M"" Abraham Prebble, M' 
Joseph Hammond, Charles Frost Esq"", M"" John Leighton or 
any three of them be a Comittee to prosecute the Regular 
Settlements of the Eastern Frontier, & that in Answer to the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 243 

Petition of the Proprietors of Cape Porpus & Black .-point 
to the Comittee for Claims, the Said Comittee be directed to 
lay out the Town Platts in a Regular and Defensible manner 
at the Charge of the Proprietors & of such other Towns as 
shall offer agreeable to the order of Court. 

Voted, 

That the Memoriall offered by the Reverend M"" Samuel 
Emery & M"" Samuel JMoodey be referred to the Said Comittee 
to report to this Court the State of Winter Harbour. 

Voted, 

That agreeable to the Comittee of Claims Report relating 
to a Road to the Eastern Settlements, We are of Opinion that 
it is necessary that a Road be laid out in the most convenient 
place from Wells or Newichwanock to Pejepscot Falls as 
shall be thought most convenient and practicable & a Com- 
putation made of the charge be laid before this Court, & that 
it be an Instruction to the Said Comittee to cause the same 
to be surveyed & to make their Report of the place & charge 
— And that a Comittee of Both Houses be appointed to pre- 
pare the Draught of an Act for setling & quieting the Titles 
of the Lands that are to the Eastward of Piscatequa River. 

By His Excellency the Governour. 

Att the Desire of the Councill & Representatives I shall 
give the Warrants to draw out Nineteen Men & an Ensign 
from Casco Fort for Arowsick. 

And shall also raise Fifteen Men for Brunswick with a 
Comission Officer for the Service projected. 

But cannot at present see reason to Demolish the Fortifica- 
tion at Casco, untill His Majesties Pleasure be known 

therein. 

J. Dudley. 



244 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

A True Copy as of Kecord 
appears Examined P 

Joseph Hiller Cler. Con. 

Province Mass*^ Bay Ss. 

In the House of Representatives June 20*" 1715. 
A Message sent to the Board to enquire whither his Excel- 
lency had consented to the whole of the Vote of this House 
passed the 7'" Curr" & concurred to by the Board, relating to 
the setling of the Eastern parts of this Province, excepting 
the Clause concerning Casco Fort. 

Answer was returned, That His Excellency said he did 
consent to all hut that of Slighting Casco Fort. 
Vera Copia Exam: 

P John White Cler: 



Advertisement. 

Whereas the Generall Court have lately Allowed Two 
To"\vns, viz" Brunswick & Topsham, lying within the Late 
Province of MajTie, to be forthwith laid out and Settled in a 
defensible mamier ; the Former Situate on the Westerly side 
of Pejepscot Falls, on Ambroscoggen River k reaching over 
to Maquoit in Casco Bay : The Other Situate over against 
it on the Easterly Side of Said River, & Fronting on Merry- 
meeting Bay: And have been pleased to grant the follow- 
ing Encouragements for the speedy Peopling of Said Towns. 

V^ That the Stone Fort near Pejepscot Falls in Bruns- 
wick Town be repaired & maintained with Fifteen men, for 
the covering & assistance of Said To\\ais. 

2. That such as shall settle there shall be exempted from 
any Tax to the Province for five years time. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 245 

Over & above which, the Proprietors of Said Lands, will 
give these further & great Encouragements. 

1. That each Person, who shall build a Suitable Dwelling 
House in either of Said Towns (untill the Number of Fifty 
Families for each Town be compleated) and by himself, or a 
good Tenant, occupy & inhabit the same for the Space of 
three Years, shall have granted him Gratis in Fee, One hun- 
dred Acres of Land, Twenty whereof in Homestead, the other 
Eighty at some convenient Distance, as the Land will allow, 
a Proportion whereof to be Marish or Meadow Land. 

2. That a Saw Mill shall be speedily erected for the 
facilitating the building of Houses there. 

3. That the Said Proprietors will have a Vessell ready 
the Latter end of next Month, to go from Boston thither, & 
transport such Persons as they shall agree with to go thither, 
with their Effects, free of Charge. 

4. That a Proportion of Land shall be set out for the 
First Minister, the Ministry & a School. 

5. That for the speedy procuring & Settling the Gospell 
Ministry, & for the Ease of the Inhabitants, as soon as there 
shall be to the Number of Twenty Families in each Town, 
the Said Inhabitants preparing & raising the Frame for a 
Meeting-House, the Proprietors will provide Glass, Nails &c 
& finish it at their OAvn charge: And likewise pay towards 
the Subsistence of such Orthodox Gospell Minister, as the 
Said Inhabitants shall procure to settle with them, Fourty 
Pounds P Annum, for the First Five Years. 

These are therefore to give Notice, that all Persons de- 
sirous to remove thither, may apply themselves to Mrs'"^ 
Adam Winthrop, Oliver Noyes & Stephen Minot at Boston, 
or John Wentworth Esq"" at Portsmouth; with whom they 
may agree. 

Boston June 24'* 1715. 



240 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors July l-i^"" 1715. 
Present Mrss" Wentworth. Kuck. 

Nojes. Watts & 

Minot. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That S^ Wentworth be desired to discourse with M"" Wire 
of Hampton or any other suitable person for building a Saw 
Mill & a Grist Mill at or near Pejepscot Falls k in order 
thereunto that he procure him or them to go the first oppor- 
tunity & take a View of the place most proper for it. 



Mutuall Bond. 

To all who shall see these presents Greetings, Whereas we 
the Subscribers, Namely Thomas Hutchinson, John Went- 
worth & Adam Winthrop Esq"^ John Watts, Stephen Minot, 
David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes and John Ruck Merchants 
lately purchased of Cap* Ephraim Savage Adminisf to the 
Estate of Richard Wharton late of Boston Esq"" deceased a cer- 
tain Tract of Land called or known by the Xame of Pejepscot 
lying by Ambroscoggen River & the River of Kenebeck as P 
the Deed of Sale for the same will more at large appear rela- 
tion being thereunto had. Now Know Yee that We the Said 
Proprietors do hereby Mutually agTee for our Selves our 
Heirs Execut" Adm""^ and Assignes, That it shall be in the 
Power of the Major Part of us, for & during the term of 
Seven years to be accounted from the first Settlement of the 
Towns of Brunswick & Topsham lately Voted & ordered to 
be plotted & laid out by the Generall Court, to make and pass 
all such Votes, Orders & Determinations as Shall from time 
to time be thought proper for promoting the Settlement of 
the Said Towns & especially for encouraging a Minister Min- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 247 

istrj & Schools therein & for conveying such Parcells of Land 
as we or the Major part of us shall think fit to give to any 
persons who will Settle the Same & for the payment of all 
such Sum & Sums of Money as shall within the Said term 
arise he laid out & expended about the Said Town, And Gen- 
erally to do all things that shall be voted necessary or con- 
venient for the Speedy Settlement thereof; all Votes or 
Orders by us (or the Maj"" Part of us) made or passed, to be 
entred in a Book to be kept by us for that purpose. And 
further we do hereby mutually covenant promise & agree to 
bear & pay our respective parts & Shares of all such charges 
Costs disbursements Sum & Sums of money as shall arise & 
become due to be paid by reason of any Vote of us the Said 
Purchasers (or any Number of us exceeding four) within 
three months after Settling the Acc"^ referring to the 
premises, which Acc"^ shall be adjusted & Settled once every 
year during the Term afores*^ And we do also severally 
oblige our Selves to relinquish and quit our claim to all such ' 
parcells of Land at Pejepscot aforesaid as shall be given by 
the Vote of the Major part of us to any persons to promote or 
forward their Setling the Said Towns, or do any thing proper 
to confirm their Title to such Lands as shall be given them 
as afores''. 

To the true & faithfull Observation, Performance & ful- 
filling of all & whatsoever we have mutually covenanted & 
agreed to do & perform, we oblige our Selves our heirs Exe- 
cutors & Adm""^ & each & every of us & them by himself in 
the Sum or penalty of Five hundred pounds to be paid by the 
Person or Persons who shall neglect or refuse to perform or 
fulfill the same. And as a Collaterall and further Security 
for the pajTiient of the Said Sum, We do freely give grant 
sell assign «& make over unto such of us as shall pay the parts 
of any of us being defective, Our severall & respective Shares 
& parts of & in the S'^ Tract of Land called Pejepscot, or so 



248 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

much thereof as shall be adjudged by two or three indifferent 
Persons upon Oath, to be of sufficient value to answer or make 
good the costs, damages, expenses, Sum or Sums of money as 
shall arise be occasioned or become due to be paid by each 
one of us respectively, who shall fail or neglect to perform 
his Covenant together with lawful Interest for such Sum or 
Sums as shall be remaining behind & unpaid after the same 
shall become payable. To have & to hold our severall & re- 
spective Shares in Pejepscot aforesaid or so much thereof as 
shall be sufficient to satisfy & make good the Share or Pro- 
portion of any of us that shall be defective or negligent in 
the pavaneiit of such sum or smns of money as shall be by us 
determined to be due and payable with the Interest thereof 
as afores*^ unto such of us as shall advance & pay the same 
for or by reason of any such ISTeglect or Refusall, and unto 
our severall and respective heirs Execuf^ Adm""^ & Assignes 
for ever. In Witness wliereof We have hereunto set our 
hands & Seals this Fifteenth Day of July Anno Dom' 1715. 
And in the first year of his Maj'^'' ReigTi. 

Signed Sealed & dd Thomas Hutchinson (Seal) 

FeV^ S^ 1715/16 John Wentworth ( ) 

by S*^ Winthrop, Jeffries, Adam Winthrop ( ) 

Minot, Watts & jSToyes Stephen Minot ( ) 

in presence of J Watts ( ) 

Edmund Mountfort Oliver Noyes ( ) 

Buttalph Belknap. David Jeffries (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & dd by John Ruck ( ) 
S"^ Hutchinson Wentworth 

& Ruck 
in presence of 

In the House of Representatives July 28*^ 1715. 
The follovsdng Proposall presented to the House by the 
Subscribers viz" 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 249 

Wee the Subscribers Proprietors of the Lands in Bruns- 
wick & Topsham «S:c being desirous to make such a Settle- 
ment as may be able to sustain a War with the Indians, Do 
acknowledge the Favour of the Generall Court in their readi- 
ness to encourage &; protect the intended Settlements & par- 
ticularly in the Repair of the Fort there, Yet perceiving the 
House inclinable to a Wooden Fort on account of the Cheap- 
ness of it : We being sensible that as this Fort is set so, as 
to be a Bridle to the Indians ; So if a War should arise, it 
may be expected, they will leave no means untryed to become 
Masters of it, towards which the Remoteness from Succour 
will give them great advantage; & considering how much the 
Lives and Estates there will depend upon the Strength & 
Security of that Fort : W^e have been induced to make the 
following Proposall. 

That Whereas the Wooden Fort at Winter Harbour cost, 
as we are informed Four hundred Pounds, when Provisions & 
Labour were much cheaper, than at this time; we cant sup- 
pose such an one now would cost much less than five hun- 
dred Pounds; & a Stone Fort supposed to be much more 
chargeable: Yet rather than the S'' Fort should be of Wood, 
& so liable to be consumed by Fire, in case it should be as- 
saulted by French as well as Indians, 

We offer, That if the Generall Court will please to allow 
Five Hundred Pounds, & let us now have the Fifteen ]\Ien, 
which are designed for that Garrison, we will enter into En- 
gagements to repair & finish the aforesaid Stone Fort : To 
be Fifty Foot Square, as proposed, with Four Bastions, Two 
of which of Wood on the Top of the Angle, at our own charge, 
altho it should amount to more than that Sum. And we 
shall set about it in a weeks time, if possible, & hope to finish 
it before winter if not obstructed by the Indians. We de- 
sire to have Three hundred Pounds of the Said Sum, as 



250 DOCTIMENTARY HISTORY 

occasion shall require, to provide Materialls &c & the re- 
mainder when the work is finished. 

Thomas Hutchinson. 

Adam Winthrop. 

Oliver i^Toyes. 
in behalf of themselves & Partners. 

Boston July 28: 1715 
Memorandum. 

It is agreed, that the Foundation of the said Fort shall be 
Three Foot under Ground, That the Wall shall be Three 
Foot Thick at Bottom, & at least Tenn Foot High above the 
Ground, & laid in Lime Mortar, with Barracks for Fifteen 
Men, to be built on or near the Spot where the Fort now 
stands. 

Voted, That the Said Proposall be accepted, & the Sums be 
paid out of the Treasury as proposed. 
Sent up for concurrence. 

Concurred with by the Board, & consented to by the 
Governour. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors July 29*'' 1715. 
Present Mss'"^ Hutchinson. Watts 

N^oyes Ruck & 

Minot. Winthrop. 

Voted, That we unanimously consent to the Proposall of 
the 28'^ Curr" signed in our behalf by Mss" Hutchinson 
Winthrop & N^oyes (which has been offered to the Generall 
Court & accepted by them) for our repairing & finishing the 
Stone Fort at Pejepscot according to the terms therein men- 
tioned for the allowance of Five hundred pounds & the assist- 
ance of the Garrison Souldiers. 

Proposed, to request His Ex'''' for an order for the Fifteen 
Men & to furnish us with Utensills out of the Publick Stores. 

Proposed, to send a Yoke of Oxen & a Cart. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 251 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Aug^' 2'' 1715. 
Present Hutchinson. Ruck & 

Mss*"^ Noyes. Winthrop. 

Minot. 

Voted, That Cap* John Wentworth be writ to to dispatch a 
Sloop from Piscatequa forthwith, with Four Thousand of 
Pine Phmk & to fill up with good Boards to be landed at 
Pejepscot Falls. 

That Cap' Noyes be desired to dispatch a Sloop from New- 
bury with Seventy or Eighty hogsh*^^ of good Stone Lime, 
the price here 21^ p hh** 100 Gallons. 

That a Sloop be sent from hence with Bricks, Shingles 
Clapboards, Nailes, Provisions, a horse Team, Six Wheel 
barrows. Arms, Crows, Pickaxes, Mauls, Shovells Blankets, 
Kettles, Pails, Dishes, Horse Cart, Ox Cart & a pair of 
Trucks. 



Encouragements to enlist. 

We the Subscribers Proprietors of the Lands in Brunswick 
& Topsham do offer the following encouragements to such as 
shall voluntarily enlist themselves as Souldiers to garison the 
Fort at Brunswick. 

1. That immediately upon their enlistment, they shall 
enter into Pay & Subsistence. 

2. That the Military Service expected from them at 
present is like to be so small as to permit them, besides their 
Wages, to earn money by Labour. 

3. That during the time of the Forts Repair, we will 
employ them all as Labourers, (except the Warders) & pay 
Two Shillings a day for every day they work. 



252 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

4 That afterwards we will endeavour to find employ- 
ment for them, by splitting Staves, Shingles or Clap boards 
or any other Service that may prove beneficiall to us & them. 

5. That when they have served Six months as Souldiers 
if they desire to become Inhabitants, we will endeavour to 
obtain a Generall Order from His Ex'^'' the Govern'' to release 
them, they finding another man in their room, & when so dis- 
mist they shall have One hundred Acres of Land granted to 
each of them equall with the other Inhabitants & on the same 
Terms & conditions with them. 

6. If they dont see cause to settle there, when they have 
served Twelve Months, We will use our endeavour to obtain 
His Ex*^^^ Favour to get them discharged, which we hope we 
shall be able to accomplish. 

Approved by the Governour & Signed by severall of the 
Proprietors. 
Boston Aug'* 3 1715. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Aug'* 30*'' 1715 

Hutchinson. Minot 

Present Mss" ISToyes. Kuck & 

Jeffries. Winthrop. 

Voted, That the Souldiers now enlisted, & persons that 
offer to settle at Brunswick & Topsham be provided with a 
passage thither either in a Sloop of our own or some other, & 
that it be left to Mss" Minot & Ruck to take care thereof. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Sep* 14 1715. 
Present Hutchinson. Watts 

Mss" Noyes. Ruck & 

Minot. Winthrop. 

Voted, That the present Projection for laying out the 
Town of Brunswick in one Line of Houses be accepted, & the 
Town laid out accordingly 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 253 

That each Proprietor will take up a Lot & build upon it as 
soon as may be, That we consent to M"" Noyes taking his Lot 
N^ext Maquoit (he promising to build a Defensible House 
thereon next Spring) That the Meeting House shall be in the 
Midway between the Fort & Maquoit, That the Lotts for the 
Ministry, the First Minister & the School be the Centre Lots, 
& as for the other Lots, Those persons, whither Proprietors or 
Others, that first take up the Lots & build upon them, shall 
take their choice. 

And that the Outbound & the Plan of Topsham be likewise 
laid out now, three Sides of a Square, the Houses Twenty 
Rods distant according to the plan offered to the Generall 
Court. 

That M"" Watts be desired to take the advice of a Mill- 
Wright of the proper place for a Mill & discourse him what 
the Cost may be & make report to us at his return, in order 
to our agreeing for a Mill against the Spring. That M"" 
Watts be desired to discourse with M"" John Minot about his 
staying there this Winter, if it be needfull, to oversee our 
affairs, to keep our Cattle employed in haleing Timber &c 
& to forward the building our Houses. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors December 26*'' 1715. 
Present Hutchinson Ruck 

Mss" Jeffries Watts & 

]Sroyes Winthrop. 

Voted, That Mss" N"oyes Minot & Winthrop be im- 
powered in behalf of the Proprietors to treat with the Agents 
for the Corporation of Harvard Colledge about Merriconege 
Neck in Casco Bay & to make & conclude such a Composition 
with them as the S*^ Noyes &c shall think advisable & con- 
sistent with our Interest. 

That night M-" Hutchinson pitcht on Lot N° 21, M"" Ruck 
on the Lot next adjoining. 



254 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

An Acc*^ of the Cost of Fort George. 

Masons Work. 

Benj^ Swain 88 dales at 5/1 night 1/6 22 .. 1 .. 6 

Peter Herod 4/ 15 .. 18 .. .. 

Himniwell & l^egro 7/6 27 .. 09 .. 6 

Dutch at 4/ 15 .. 18 .. .. 

Clark at 4/ 15 .. 14 .. .. 

97.. 1.. .. 

Carpenters work 

Benj" Haley & Man 7/6 p 30 .. 3 .. 9 

Kemball at 4/6 18 .. 2 .. 3 

Wheeler at 4/ 16 .. 2 .. .. 

64.. 8.... 

iSTights w^ork of Tradesmen as p Ace" 8.. 1.. 2 

The Souldiers as Labourers 

Mghts, Days & Boatage 58 .. 4 .. 4 

M-" Watts Boy cooking the Pott at 1/6 p 6 .. 7 .. 6 

64 .. 11 .. 10 

Materials. 

Shell lime 500 bush"^ at 14^^ 29 .. 3 .. . . 

40 hh"^* Stone lime 50 .. 4 .. 4 

Boards 10821 feet 23 .. 16 .. 3 

Pine plank 4 m 17 .. 1 .. 7 

Oak plank 3 .. 19 .. 10 

Shingles 10 m at 16/ 8 

Clapboards 12'" at 7/ 4 .. 4 .. . . 

Bricks 11 m 12 .. 7 .. 6 

:N"ailes Spikes &c 20 .. 2 .. 3 

Glass Casements 3 .. 4 .. . . 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 255 



Great Hinges & Rivets 


2. 6 .. 




Small Hinges 


1 .. 10 .. 




Smiths work 


12.. 




Large Lock for Gate 


14.. 






177.. 4.. 


9 



Provision Ace" in the Severall Bills 

M'- Watts Bill 2 

ir Winthrops Bill 17 

M"" :N'oyes's Bill 45 

]\r Bucks Bill 13 

M"- Minots Bill 12 



.. 


5 


6.. 


7 


5 .. 




3.. 


3 



90 



Sloop Hire & Piloting. 

Lowle's Sloop 17 .. 18 

Stephen's Sloop 9 .. . . 

Board Sloop 9 .. 10 

M"" Watts Sloop 40 ... . 

Lovt'd Piloting 1 .. . . 

More Piloting &c 2 .. 10 

Butter Boating Lime 2 .. 5 

D° Piloting 



Small Expenses 

Giv'n Gyles for dispatch 1 

Gett : gTcat Boat from Mill pond 

Porf & Cart^ 

Reckonings & Small charges 3 .. 



10 



82. 


. 3. 


.10 


1 


3. 


. 9. 
.12. 
. 5 . 


. 9 
. 9 


5. 


. 7 . 


. 6 



256 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Allowed M^ Watts his Trouble 30 ... . 

Due to M' Ju° Minot to 5'^ I^ov : 18 .. 8 

Charge enlisting men 5 .. . . 

1 horse lost 9 .. 15 

James Irish's work 4 .. . . 

Use of our Teams 30 ... . 

Loss & Wear of Tools 2 .. . . 



99.. 3.. 



Fort George D*" 

To Masons work at Supra 97 .. 

To Carpenters work 64 .. 

To Nights work Tradesmen 8 .. 

To Labourers 64 .. 

To Provisions Drink &c 90 .. 

To Materialls 177 .. 

To Sloop Hire &c 82 .. 

To Small Expenses 5 .. 

To M"" Watts, Minot &c 99 ,. 



1. 


. 2 


11. 


. 10 


8. 


. 3 


4. 


. 9 


3. 


.10 


7. 


. 6 


3. 





688.. 9 



An Ace" of the Proprietors Stock at Brunswick 

40 hh*^' of Stone Lime 50 

2 Yoke of Oxen 29 

1 Carthorse 7 

Cart, Collars & tackling 8 

2 Cows with Calf 9 

4 Swine 7 

1 Canoe & 2 boat Oars 2 

James Irish our Serv' man 9 

Books of Ace" & Eecords 1 

1 Plow 20/ Timber chain 28/ 2 

Silvanus Davis's Land of Nelson 40 



.. 4. 




4 


.. 5. 
..12. 












.. 5. 
.. 1. 

.. 2. 

.. 8. 


.10 
. 6 
. 6 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 257 

15 Axes 4 .. 1 .. 6 

2 Iron Crows 1 .. 5 .. . . 

6 hoes 25/ G Hatchets 21/ 2 .. 6 .. . . 

3 Spades 22/6 : 3 Shovels 12/ 1 .. 14 .. 6 

4 Mauls 10/1 fork (Src 10/ 1 

1 Grindstone 6/ Eope 30/ 1 .. 16 .. . . 

2 Compasses .. 8 .. . . 

1 peck & 1/2 P^ck 3 .. . . 

178 .. 13 .. 2 

Cargo for Sale at Brunswick. 

Smiths Tools as p Bill 9 .. 13 .. 6 

Carpenters Tools 8 ., 6 .. 6 

1 Teirce Eum 10 .. 12 .. . . 

1 bb: of Molasses 3 .. 16 .. 7 

1 Teirce Sugar 10 .. 6 .. 4 

4 Jackets & Breeches 4 

1 Watchcoat 1 .. 5 .. . . 

1 bb. of roll'd Tobacco 3 .. 18 .. 9 

2 .. 1 .. 12 of Iron at 40/ 4 .. 14 .. 10 

10 Cheeses 2 .. 18 .. 6 

2 bbs : of Salt 1 .. 16 .. 6 

1 doz : Yern Hose 1 .. 6 .. . . 

6 MilFd Caps 1 .. 1 .. . . 

2 Gro. Short pipes 8 .. . . 

10> hard Soap 6 .. 8 



64.. 10.. 2 



Journey of Jeffries &c to view a place for Mills 10 .. 11 
Express p an Indian with Letters to the Fort. . 1 .. 18 



12.. 9.. 9 



18 



258 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

Provision for Cattle »t keeping this Winter. 

3 Bundles Screw'd bay 2 .. 6 .. . . 

•i load of Salt hav 4 

20 biisliells Oats 2 .. 3 .. 4 

Keeping Hogs in To"\^ti .. 10 .. . . 

1 hli'* Indian Corn 3 .. 8 .. 3 

1 hh"^ of Oats 1 .. 8 .. 9 

2 bush" Corn & Bag 11 ... . 

getting Cattle on board 6 .. . . 

Waterhh'' 3 .. . . 

14.. 16.. 4 

Incidentall Charges. 

Fee to Paul Dudley Esq"" 3 

Hire & keeping M"" Barnards Horse last Voyage 2 .. 8 .. 4 

Coppies to M"" Hiller & White 9 .. . . 

Unlad : & fetch : Great Boat 6 .. . . 

Mend : Calenders Barn 5 .. 6 

Advert : 5/ 3 quire paper 4 4*^ 9 .. 4 

Ax Gyles 6/ Gloves, Prebble 3/6 9 .. 6 

Taps Gimlet 2/8'^ Port^ 8/3 10 .. 11 

Reckonings, Calash to Camb° & Post^ Letters. . 3 .. 9 .. 3 

11 .. 7 .. 10 



A : Winthrop rec^ of Province Treasur"" to build 
Fort 500' for Subsisting k enlisting Souldiers 
12' 2^— is 512 .. 2 .. . . 

He disbursed (at Page 53) 453 .. 4 .. 5 



So thearein* Cash in Stock (besides 20' Cap* 

Prebble is to repay) 58 .. 17 .. 7 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 259 

Proprietors perticular Ace"* Settled 

Thomas Hutchinson . . . . C" 

To i/s part of 494 .. 16 .. 4 61 .. 17 .. 1/2 

c- 

By his disbursem*^ (Page 53) 10 .. 10 .. . . 

By Oliver ISToyes to pay him 51 .. 7 .. I/2 



61 .. 17 .. 1/2 



Oliver ]^oyes . . . . C" 

To Ys part at Supra 61 .. 17 .. 1/2 

To Tho : Hutchinson to rec : 51 .. 7 .. Yz 

To Adam Winthrop to rec : 56 ,. 17 .. I/2 

To David Jeffries to rec: 41 .. 3 .. i/o 



211.. 4.. 2 



By his Bill (page 53) 211 .. 4 .. 2 

John Watts D-" 

To Vs at Supra 61 .. 17 .. 1/2 

To John Wentworth 14 .. 71/2 

To Adam Winthrop to rec : 5 

To David Jeffries to rec : 15 .. 14 .. . . 

To John Buck 6 .. 11 .. 9 

89 .. 17 .. 5 

By his Bill (page 53) 89 .. 17 .. 5 

John Wentworth D" 

To Yg part at Supra 61 .. 17 .. Y2 



260 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

By his Bill (page 53) 61 .. 2 .. 5 

By John Watts to pay him 14 .. 71/2 

61 .. 17 .. 1/2 



Adam Winthrop . . . . D'' 
To i/s part at Supra 61 .. 17 .. 1/2 

By Oliver ^N'oyes to pay 56 .. 17 .. i/^ 

By John Watts to pay 5 

61.. 17.. Vo 



David Jeffries. . . .D"" 

To Vs part at Supra 61 .. 17 .. 1/2 

By Oliver Noyes to pay 41 .. 3 .. ^2 

By John Watts to pay 15 .. 14 .. . . 

By Stephen Minot to pay 5 



61.. 17.. 1/2 



Stephen Minot . . . . D"" 

To i/s part at Contra 61 .. 17 .. 1/2 

To John Buck to rec : 19 .. 10 .. 111/2 

To David Jeffries to rec : 5 



86.. 8 



By his Bill (page 53) 86 .. 8 .. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 261 

John Ruck D' 

To i/s part at Contra 61 .. 17 .. 1/2 

By his Bill (Page 53) 35 .. 14 .. 4 

By Stephen Minot to pay 19 .. 10 .. 111/2 

By John Watts to pay 6 .. 11 .. 9 



61.. 17.. . .1/2 
January 20''^ 1715/6. 



At a meeting of the Proprietors February 21^' 1715/6. 
Present Hutchinson. Ruck. 

Mss""^ JSToyes. Watts & 

Minot. Winthrop. 

Voted, That there be about Twenty hundred weight of 
Screw'd Hay sent in the First Sloop to Brunswick for the 
use of our Cattle there. 

That the necessaries writ for be sent to our Servant James 
Irish. 

That a proper Boat be provided by M'"ss" Minot & Watts 
with Sails, Oars &c. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors, March 9^^ 1715/6 
Present Hutchinson. Ruck. 

Mss-^ Jeffries. Watts & 

Minot. Winthrop. 

Voted, That for defraying the Purchase of a Sloop & other 
expected charges, we will raise a Stock of money of Twenty 
five pounds each, to be paid by each Proprietor within a 
Fortnight at furthest from this time into Said Winthrops 



262 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

hands to defray the S** Charges & render an account thereof 
to the Company. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors April 27 1716 
Present Hutchinson. Minot. 

Mss" Jeffries. Ruck & 

Noyes. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That such of our Partners, as shall now go to Pejepscot, be 
impowered fully to act what they shall find necessary, for 
regulating the Towns of Brunswick & Topsham, for laying 
out a Fishing Town at Small :Point or elsewhere, for appro- 
priating a Tract of Land to each Proprietor, & what else shall 
be requisite to promote the Settlement according to Equity. 

Voted, 

That S^ Winthrop be allowed to make choice of some Island 
Neck or Tract of Land any where within our purchase as 
shall be agreeable to him, whch we consent shall be confirmed 
to him as part of his share ; he to receive so much less as it 
shall amount to for his Share. 

Mem° The Vote last abovementioned In favour of S** 
Winthrop, being shown to M"" John Watts at Brunswick & to 
John Wentworth Esq"" at Portsmouth, was consented to by 
them. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors, May 24'^ 1716 
Present Hutchinson. Minot. 

Mss" Jeffries. Ruck & 

Noyes. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That there be a Town laid out at Small Point. 
That the Persons, who have Interests thereabouts be com- 
pounded with. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 2G3 

That there be a house & a small Storehouse built there on 
the General] account for entertaining Persons at their first 
coming. 

That the Fifty first Families shall have Fifty Acres of 
Land granted to each of them, for their building a House & 
improving it for three years time, whereof part to be a con- 
venient Homestead for Fishery, five Acres of Salt Marsh, & 
the remainer in upland as near as can be with convenience. 

That if M' Penhallow & M' Minot go thither, build Houses 
& continue there for three Years time, they Shall each have 
Two hundred & Fifty Acres of Land granted to them, where- 
of Twenty Acres to each to be Salt Marsh. 



NaW^ Webber's Deed to the Proprietors. 

To all People to whom this Deed of Sale shall come 
ISTathaniel Webber of Boston in the County of Suffolk in 
JSTew England Lawyer sendeth Greeting, Know Yee that 
whereas my Father Thomas Webber formerly of Kenebeck 
Husbandman & my Mother Mary Webber did by Vertue of 
an Indian Deed to my S"^ Father Dated 
& a Deed of Gift from my Uncle John Parker to my S'' 
Mother Dated did possess & enjoy 

a certain Tract of Land being & lying on Small-Point Neck 
in the Late Province of Mayne, now the County of York, in 
the Province of the Massachusets Bay in New-England, 
Bounded Northerly with Winegance Creek or John Leightons 
Plantation, Easterly with the River of Sagadehock or Kene- 
beck running down S^ River four Miles in Length or 
thereabouts, Southerly with John Parkers Plantations & 
Westerly with Casco Bay as p S*^ Deeds on Record may more 
fully appear, & did Inhabit & improve the same till driven 
thence by the Indian War, since which they are both deceased 



264 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

Intestate, whereby according to the Laws of this Province One 
Seventh part of the S*^ Lands do's descend unto & of right 
belong to me, Now Know Yee that I the Said Nathaniel 
Webber for & in consideration of the Sum of Tenn Pounds 
current money of New England to me in hand well & truly 
paid before the ensealing & delivery of these presents by John 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Esq"" Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David 
Jeffries, Oliver Noyes Esq""", Stephen Minot, John Ruck & 
John Watts Gent: all of Boston afores*^ & for other good 
causes & considerations, especially to promote a Fishing 
Town thereabouts. Have given granted sold enfeoffed & con- 
firmed & do by these presents freely & fully give grant sell 
enfeoffe & confinn unto the S" John Wentworth, Thomas 
Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, 
Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John Watts their Heirs Exe- 
cutors, Adm"^ & Assignes, One Seventh part of S^ Tract of 
Lands Butted & Bounded as aforesaid to me of right belong- 
ing as Heir to my S*^ Eather & Mother, Together with all 
Woods, Trees, uplands, meadows, waters, watercourses, 
priviledges & appurtenances thereunto in any wise belong- 
ing. To have & to hold the S^ Seventh part of S^ Land with 
all Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto to them the S** 
John Wentworth, Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, 
David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, Stephen Minot, John Ruck & 
John Watts their heirs & assignes for ever, free & clear of all 
claims & demands of me the S*^ Nathaniel Webber my heirs 
Executors or Adminisf^ or any person or persons claiming 
by from or under me & free & clear from all former & other 
Sales Titles Mortgages & Incumbrances whatsoever (except- 
ing one Mortgage made Jan""^ 1676/7 of S*^ Land by my S'^ 
Father Thomas Webber to John Dalin or Assignes for Thirty 
Eight pounds nine Shillings & tenn pence, whereof Sixteen 
pounds twelve Shillings & two pence was long since paid) 



OF THE STATE OF MAIISTE 265 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Scale in 
Boston afores'' this Fourteenth Day of February Anno Dom* 
Seventeen hundred & fifteen/6 in the Second year of the 
Reign of King George over Great Brittain &c. 

With the Reserve of One hundred Acres of 
Land to be hiid out, if I shall soo cause to 
settle it within four years by my Self or heirs. 
Nathaniel Webber (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & dd in presence of 
John Penhallow. 
Edmund Mountfort. 

Suff. Ss. March 14*'' 1715/6 Nath" Webber appeared this 
day before me the Subscriber & acknowledged the above In- 
strument to be his Act & Deed before me 

W" Harris Just : Peace. 
May 1" 1716 

Recorded with the Records of Deeds &c for the County of 
York Lib"- VIII FoP 149 
F 3/6 P J Hamond Reg^ 



Nathan Wethers Deed to the Proprietors. 

To all People to whom this Deed of Sale shall come, 
Nathan Webber of Boston in the County of Suffolk in New 
England Mariner Only Son & Heir of John Webber late of 
Boston Mariner sendeth Greeting, Know yee that whereas 
my Grandfather Thomas Webber formerly of Kenebeck Hus- 
bandman deceased & my Grandmother Mary Webber did by 
Vertue of an Indian Deed to my S" Grandfather Dated 

& a Deed of Gift from my Great 
Uncle John Parker to my S** Grandmother Dated 

did possess & enjoy a certain Tract of Land 



266 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

being & lying on Small-Point ISTeck in the Late Province of 
Mayne now the County of York in the Province of the Massa- 
chusets Bay in New England, Bounded Northerly with 
Winegance Creek or John Leightons Plantation, Easterly 
with the Kiver of Sagadehock or Kenebeck running down S^ 
Eiver four miles in length or thereabouts, Southerly with 
John Parkers Plantation & Westerly with Casco Bay, as p 
S'' Deeds on Record may more fully appear, & did inhabit & 
improve the same untill driven thence by the Indian War & 
both dyed Seized of the same in their own Right Intestate, 
& whereby according to the Laws of this Province giving to 
the Eldest Son a double Share of the Laud of Intestate Es- 
tates & whereas the S'^ Thomas Webber & Mary Webber had 
five Sons & one Daughter at the time of their Decease, so that 
Two full Seventh parts of S'' Land dos descend unto & of 
right belong to me as Heir to the Eldest Son, Now Know 
Yee that I S"^ Nathan Webber for & in consideration of the 
Sum of Tenn pounds current money of New England to me 
in hand well & truly paid, before the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents by John Wentworth of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New-Hampshire Esq"", Thomas Hutchinson, 
Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes Esq" Stephen 
Minot, John Ruck & John Watts Gentlemen all of Boston 
afores*^ & for other good causes & considerations, especially 
to promote the Setling a Fishing Town thereabouts. Have 
given granted bargained Sold aliened enfeoffed & confirmed 
& do by these presents freely & fully give grant bargain Sell 
enfeoffe & confirm unto the S*^ John Wentworth, Thomas 
Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, 
Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John Watts their heirs 
Execut" Administrat" & Assignes Two full Seventh Parts 
of the Said Tract of Land butted & bounded as aforesaid to 
me of right belonging as Heir to my Father John Webber 
Eldest Son & Heir to my Grandfather & Grandmother afores^ 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 267 

Together with all Woods, Trees, uplands, Meadows, Waters, 
Watercourses, Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto in any 
wise belonging or appertaining. To have & to hold the S'* 
Two full Seventh Parts of S*^ Land with all Priviledges & 
Appurtenances thereunto to them the S** John Wentworth, 
Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver 
Noyes, Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John Watts their heirs 
& Assignes for ever, free & clear of all claims & Demands of 
me S*^ l^atlian Webber my heirs Execut" or Administ" or 
any Person or Persons claiming by from or under me or my 
Father John Webber, Free & clear from all former & other 
Sales Titles Mortgages whatsoever, except a Mortgage to 
John Dalin made 1676/7 for Thirty Eight pounds Nine 
Shillings & Tenn pence, whereof Sixteen pounds twelve 
Shillings & Two pence was long since paid. In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal in Boston afore- 
said the Twenty First Day of February Anno Dom^ Seven- 
teen hundred & Fifteen/6, in the Second Year of the Reigii 
of King George over Great Britain &c. 

his 

I^athan X Webber (Seal) 

mark 

Signed Sealed & deliv^*^ in presence of us. 
John Penhallow. 
Edmund Mountfort. 

This is to certify that I Abigail JSTewman of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk in New England Widow only Daugh- 
ter of John Webber deceased, Eldest Son of Thomas Webber 
formerly of Kenebeck Husbandman, for & in consideration 
of Three pounds to me in hand paid before the ensealing & 
delivery of these presents do hereby quitclaim to my part of 
the Lands at Small-Point-Neck over against Arowsick Island 
as described in the aboves** Deed formerly possessed by my 
Said Grandfather Thomas Webber & descending from him to 



268 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

my Father John Webber & from him to my Brother Nathan 
Webber & me his only Children, & do hereby for my Self my 
heirs Execut" & Administ" make over, grant, confirm & con- 
vey whatsoever right or Share I have or ought to have in S*" 
Lands to aboves'' John Wentworth Esq"" & his Partners men- 
tioned in S^ Deed, To have & to hold to them their heirs 
Execut" Adm" & Assignes in fee for ever as Witness my 
hand & Seale hereunto set this Twenty First Day of Feb- 
ruary Anno Dom* Seventeen hundred & fifteen/6 in the 
Second Year of the Reign of King George over Great Brit- 
tain &c. 

her 

Abigail A Newman (Seal) 

mark 

Signed Sealed & dd in presence of 
John Penhallow 
Edmund Mountfort. 

Suffolk Ss. 

The Day & Year abovementioned the abovenamed Nathan 

Webber & Abigail Newman personally appearing before me 

the Subscriber one of His Maj'^^ Justices of the Peace for 

the County afores*^ acknowledged the aboves^ Instrument to 

be their Act & Deed. 

Anthony Stoddard Jus. Pac* 



James Webbers Deed to the Proprietors. 

To all People to whom this Deed of Sale shall come, James 
Webber of Charlstown in the County of Middlesex in New 
England Mariner sendeth Greeting, Know Yee that whereas 
my Father Thomas Webber formerly of Kenebeck Husband- 
man & my Mother Mary Webber did by Vertue of an Indian 
Deed to my Said Father Dated & a Deed 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 269 

of Gift from mj Uncle John Parker to my S^ Mother Dated 

possess & enjoy a certain Tract of 
Land being & lying on Small Point Neck in the Late 
Province of MajTie now the Connty of York in the Province 
of the Massachusets Bay in ISTew England, Bounded North- 
erly with Winegance Creek or John Leightons Plantation, 
Easterly with the River of Sagadehock or Kenebeck, running 
down Said River over against Arowsick Island four Miles in 
length or thereabouts, Southerly with John Parkers Planta- 
tions & Westerly with Casco Bay, as P Said Deeds on Record 
may more fully appear, & did inhabit & improve the same 
till driven thence by the Indian War, since which they are 
both deceased Intestate, whereby according to the Laws of 
this Province, One Seventh Part of the Said Lands dos de- 
scend unto, & of right belong to me, Now Know Yee that I 
the Said James Webber for & in consideration of the Sum 
of Tenn Pounds current money of New England to me in 
hand well & truly paid, before the ensealing & delivery of 
these Presents, by John Wentworth of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire Esq'', Thomas Hutchinson, 
Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes Esq""^, Stephen 
Minot, John Ruck & John Watts Gent" all of Boston afore- 
said & for other good causes & considerations, especially to 
promote the Setling a Fishing Town thereabouts. Have given 
granted sold enfeoffed & confirmed & Do by these Presents 
freely & fully give grant Sell enfeoffe & confirm unto the S'^ 
John Wentworth, Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, 
David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, Stephen Minot, John Ruck & 
John Watts their Heirs Ex" Administrat" & Assignes the 
aforementioned One Seventh part of the S'' Tract of Land, 
butted & bounded as afores'' to me of right belonging as Heir 
to my Said Father & Mother, & Also One Seventh part more 
of S*^ Land which I bought of my Brother Samuel Webber 
Together with all woods, trees, up Lands, meadows, waters, 



270 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

watercourses, priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto, to them 
tlie S^ John Wentworth, Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Win- 
throp, David Jeffries, Oliver ISToyes, Stephen Minot, John 
Euck & John Watts, To have & to hold to them their Heirs 
& Assignes for ever the S*^ Two Seventh parts of Said Land 
with all the Priviledges & xippurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing, Free & clear of all claims & demands of me the Said 
James Webber my heirs Execuf^ & Administ" or any Person 
or Persons claiming by from or under us or them & Free 
& clear from all former & other Sales Titles Mortgages or 
Incumbrances whatsoever (excepting one Mortgage made 
Jan""^ 1676/7 of S"^ Land by my Said Father Thomas Webber 
to John Dollen or Assigns for Thirty Eight Pounds nine 
Shillings & Tenn pence, whereof Sixteen Pounds Twelve 
Shillings & Two pence was long since paid) In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal in Boston afore- 
said this Nineteenth Day of March Anno Dom' Seventeen 
hundred & Fifteen/ 6., in the Second Year of the ReigTi of 
King George over Great Brittain &c. 

Reserving One Hundred Acres of Land 
butting on the Rivers to me & my Heirs 

James Webber (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & dd in presence of 

John Penhallow. 

Buttalph Belknap. 

Suffolk Ss. 

Boston March 19*'' 1715/6 M' James Webber this day 
acknowledged the above Instrument to be his Act & Deed be- 
fore me 

Anthony Stoddard Jus: Pac' 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors August ()^^ 1716 
Present Hutchinson. Ruck & 

Mss"^ ISToyes. Winthrop. 

Minot. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 271 

Voted, That Thomas Webber be allowed to take up a Lot 
any where at Small-Point-Harboiir (except M"" Noyes's Lot 
of 200 foot which is to begin at the Rock next the Sandy 
Beach & another Lot of 100 foot to begin on the other Point 
that leads up towards Drakes (for which S*^ ISToyes proposed 
to build two double Houses) & M"" Minot's White-Head (be- 
ing the Point over against it, just near the Pock that makes 
the narrow Entrance), any other Lot Webber had liberty to 
take up. 

Voted, That a common Lot for a Single House shall have 
Seventy foot fronting to the Harbour. 

Voted, That Four Thousand feet of Boards be sent from 
hence to Small-Point in our Sloop this Trip. 

That another House be built at Brunswick on the Generall 
Accompt, instead of that on Lot 'N° 4 sold to M'' Norton. 

That S"^ Webber be desired to take charge of our Salt 
Marshes near Small-Point-Harbour, & to hinder any from 
cutting Salt Hay without paying us an acknowledgment. 



Proprietors Agreement for a Division of Lands & for De- 
fetiding Lands Assigned. 

Whereas we the Subscribers Thomas Hutchiison, John 
Wentworth, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver N^oyes, 
John Watts, Stephen Minot & John Ruck have jointly pur- 
chased of Severall Persons a Large Tract of Land in the 
Eastern parts of this Province of the Massachusets Bay in 
New England & obtained a Confirmation of the same from 



272 DOCUMENTAKY HISTOEY 

the Generall Court as p Reference to our Deeds & the Said 
Confirmation upon Record will more at large appear, & 
having made a good Progress towards Settlements there, Do 
now find it necessary & of Advantage to us that some con- 
siderable Part of our Said Purchase should, as soon as may 
be, be assigned to each Partner, for the better Improvement 
thereof to be thenceforth held in Severalty by him his heirs 
and assigiies for ever : In order whereunto we have thought 
it equall & expedient to covenant & agree & Do by these 
Presents for us our Heirs Execut" &, Administ" covenant & 
agree to & with each other ; That whensoever any Island Tract 
or Parcell of Land shall be appropriated to any of us, a 
Grant as short & concise, as may be, describing the Quantity, 
Boundaries or Situation thereof shall be made to the Said 
Partner & Signed & Sealed by the other Partners or the 
Major Part of us (the whole being notified) & entred in our 
Book of Records, the Performance whereof shall make unto 
the S"^ Party his heirs or assignes a good & sufficient Title to 
the Tract or Parcell of Land so granted, for ever Free & clear 
of all claims & demands of us, our Heirs Execuf"^ and 
Administ" And if it shall so happen, that any other Person 
or Persons shall lay claim to the whole or any part of any 
Island, Tract or Parcell of Land appropriated as afores'' 
In every such case we oblige our Selves, our Heirs &c, either 
to compound jointly, if need be, with the Person or Persons 
so laying claim ; or otherwise, to defend & secure the same in 
course of Law at our joint & common charge unto Our S^ 
Grantee his Heirs &rc, or in failure thereof, that we will forth- 
with appropriate or assign unto him his heirs &c an Equiva- 
lent for the Land so recovered from him in some other part 
of our Purchase. To the true Performance whereof, we do 
by these presents respectively bind our Selves, our Heirs 
Executors & Administ" as Witness our hands & Scales Dated 
in Boston in ISTew England this Fourth Day of September 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 273 

Anno Dom* Seventeen hundred & Sixteen, In the Third Year 
of the Keign of King George over Great Brittain &:c. 

Thomas Hutchinson (Seal) 

John Wentworth (Seal) 

Adam Winthrop (Seal) 

David Jeffries. (Seal) 

Oliver Nojes (Seal) 

John Watts (Seal) 

Stephen Minot (Seal) 

John Ruck. (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & dd : in presence of 

(The underwritten being first agreed on. 
That in case of the Death of any of us, before the Severall 
Divisions of our purchase are made, it shall then be in the 
Pov^er of the Major Part of the Survivours to order from 
time to time au}^ further Division that shall be thought neces- 
sary, having a due regard to the Interest of the deceased.) 
Edward Winslow. 
John Gerrish. 
Acknowledged before Edw^ Hutchinson J. P. Oct : 26 : 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors September 5"* 1716 
Present Hutchinson. Minot. 

Mss" Wentworth. Ruck & 

Jeffries. Winthrop. 

ISToyes. 
Voted, That some Persons be employed to look out for a 
proper place for erecting one or tw^o Sawmills within our 
Purchase lying convenient for forwarding the Settlements & 
that the running Gear therefor be provided Seasonably. 

19 



274 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

That the Small Stream in a Gulley lying about Twenty 
Rodds WNW from Fort George at Brunswick be granted to 
Capt John Gyles & M"" William Goodwin and their Asso- 
ciates, provided they erect a Sawonill or a Gristmill thereon 
within a Twelvemonth, & keep it going. 

Voted, That according to our Vote of the 27'*" of Aprill last 
granting Liberty to Adam Winthrop our Partner to make 
choice of some Island, Neck or Tract of Land within our 
purchase for his own, That Swan-Island be appropriated to 
S"^ Winthrop as his Share of our First Division, & that it be 
reckoned for One Thousand Acres, whither it proves to be 
more or less. 

That Mair-Point be divided into Two Letts, The Lower 
half part to be Lot N° 2, The upper half to be Lot N° 3. 

That the Land lying between Cathance River k the East- 
ern part of Abegedeset Point by a Line running from thence 
Northerly be divided into Five Letts equall in the Front, The 
Lot next Cathance to be X" 4 & so onward 5:6:7:8, to run 
backward from Merrymeeting Bay till it makes up One 
Thousand Acres of Land to each Lot : And what One half 
part of Mair-Point falls short of One Thousand Acres shall 
be made up in some part of the Township of Brunswick. 

Then the Letts being fairly drawn, came out as follows, 
N° 2. John Wentworth Esq"" 

3. M' Stephen Minot. 

4. Thomas Hutchinson Esq"" 

5. Oliver Noyes Esq"" 

6. M'' John Ruck 

7. David Jeffries Esq"" 

8. John Watts Esq' 

The Above Letts are reckon'd our First Division. 
Voted, That there be Eight Lots laid out on Small-Point- 
Neck across from Sagadehock River to Casco-Bay upon a 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 275 

West-N'ortli-West Line, or such other Line as is the most di- 
rect Line to run across according to the Bearing of the Land 
in General!, the Lines of the Severall Lots to be Parallel ; 
Each Lot to be three quarters of a Mile Front on the River 
upon a Straight Line & to hold the same Breadth over to 
Casco-Bay, Lot IST" 1 to begin at the upper end of Cheese 
Island & so to run up Sagadehock River till the Quantity of 
Six Miles be compleated, Each Lot to be accepted as an equall 
Division let the Quantity be more or less. 

Then the Lots being fairly drawn came out as follows. 



Lot N° 1. 


Oliver Noyes Esq"" 


2. 


John Wentworth Esq"" 


3. 


Adam Winthrop. 


4. 


M"" Stephen Minot. 


5. 


M*" John Ruck. 


6. 


Thomas Hutchinson Esq"" 


7. 


John Watts Esq'" 


8. 


David Jeffries Esq"" 


These Lotts reckoned our Second Division 



The Heirs of Thomas Atkins their Deed to the Proprietors. 

To all People to whom this Deed of Sale shall come Eliza- 
beth Davis of Beverly in the County of Essex Widow, Samuel 
Clark of Marblehead in the County afores'' Blacksmith & 
Anne his Wife, Samuel Gurney of Little-Compton in the 
County of BristoU Husbandman & Sarah his Wife, George 
Pike of Mendon in the County of Suffolk Husbandman & 
Hester his Wife, James Berry of Boston in the County 
afores"^ Labourer & Rachell his Wife, Thomas Washburn of 
Bridg-water in the County of Bristoll Husbandman & Abigail 
his Wife, John Haskins of Situate in the County of Ply- 
mouth Husbandman & Ruth his Wife send Greeting, Know 



276 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Yee that whereas Thomas Atkins formerly of Kenebeck 
Husbandman & Father of all the Females abovementioned 
did above Sixty Years since purchase of the Indians a large 
Tract of Land in the Province of Maine in New England 
lying between the River of Sagadeliock or Kenebeck & Casco 
Bay & did build upon, improve «fc possess the same till driven 
thence by the Indian War & did when the War was over re- 
turn to his Said Land & dy there Intestate, leaving behind 
bim no Son but Ten Daughters, whereby, according to the 
Laws of this Province, The Said Tract of Land do's descend 
& and of right equally belong unto the Said Ten Daughters; 
Now Know Yee that the S*^ Elizabeth Davis, Samuel & Anne 
Clark, Samuel & Sarah Gurney, George and Hester Pike, 
Thomas &: Abigail Washburn, John & Ruth Haskins in con- 
sideration of the Sum of Thirty pounds current money of 
New England to them the Said Daughters in hand well & 
truly paid, that is to say. Five Pounds for each Daughters 
Share, & the S^ James and Rachell Berry for Ten pounds to 
them paid for her Share & the Share of her Sister Rebecca 
Hall living at Tarpolin Cove (which Share they do hereby 
dispose of & oblige themselves within four months to pro- 
cure her the S"^ Hall's confirmation of) Have given, granted, 
sold, enfeoffed, & confirmed & do by these Presents each for 
themselves severally give, grant, sell, enfeoff e & confirm unto 
John Weutworth of Portsmouth in the Province of New- 
Hampshire Esq'', Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, 
David Jeffries & Oliver Noyes Esq"*^ Stephen Minot, John 
Ruck & John Watts Gent" all of Boston afores^ their Heirs 
Execuf^ Administ" & Assigiies One Tenth part & the S** 
James & Rachel Berry Two Tenth Parts, That is, in the 
whole Eight Tenth Parts of the Said Tract of Land being 
butted & bounded as follows viz" Fronting Easterly upon a 
Small Bay called or known by the Name of Atkins's Bay, 
Southeasterly bounded by a Creek coming out of the Sea &; 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 277 

running between this Land & Sagadehock Point or Hunni- 
wells Plantation, bounded Southerly by the Sea, & Westerly 
by a Eiver coming out of the Sea parting it from Small- 
Point, Running at first jSTorth-Westerly or thereabouts & 
then turning away North-Easterly running up to the Head 
of the Marshes (where it bounds upon Land formerly be- 
longing to John Hanson) & from thence Running into the 
Woods Five or Six Miles by computation, up to the End of a 
Fresh Meadow, & from thence upon a return to the Head of 
a Marsh lying upon Long-Cove which nins into Atkins's Bay 
parting it from Land of Robert Edmunds, Together wdth all 
Woods, Trees, Uplands, Meadows, Waters, W^atercourses, 
Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any 
wise appertaining. To have & to hold the Said Eight Tenth 
Parts of the Land afores'^ or of whatsoever Land did of right 
belong to their Said Father Thomas Atkins with all Privi- 
ledges & appurtenances thereunto. To them the S'' John Went- 
v.'oi-th, Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, 
Oliver ISToyes, Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John Watts to be 
holden by them in Severalty & not by right of Survivourship 
to them their Heirs & AssigTies for ever. Free & clear of all 
claims & demands of them the Said Elizabeth Davis. Samuel 
& Anne Clark, Samuel & Sarah Gurney, George & Hester 
Pike, Thomas & Abigail Washburn, John & Ruth Haskins 
James & Rachell Berry, and Rebecca Hall or either 

of them, their or either of their Heirs, Executors or Ad- 
minisf^ or any person or persons claiming by from or under 
them or any of them & Free & clear from all former & other 
Gifts, Grants, Sales, Titles, Troubles, Mortgages & Incum- 
brances whatsoever. In Witness whereof we have hereunto 
set our hands & Seals in Boston afores^ this Second Day of 
Aprill Anno Dom* Seventeen hundred & Sixteen in the Sec- 
ond Year of the Reigii of King George over Great Brittain 
&c. 



278 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Signed Sealed & dd by 
the Nine Persons on the 
other Side in presence of 

John Penhallow. 

Edmund Mountfort. 

Suffolk Ss: 

Bost: Apr" 2 1716. 

Eliz^ Davis, Esther Pike 

Widow, Thomas Washburn 

& Abigail his Wife ap- 
peared before me 

Grove Hirst 

James Berry & Kachell his 
Wife appeared before me & 
acknowledged the above to 
be their Act & Deed 

W" Harris Just : P : 

Euth Haskins Aprill 27 
W" Harris. Eliz^' Davis for 
Anne Clarks Right May 4, 
1716. G: Hirst 

Sarah Gurney May 11, 
1716 W: Harris. 



her 

Eliz^ X Davis 


(Seal) 


mark 




her 




Esther X Pike Widow (Seal) 


mark 




his 




Thomas X Washburn 


(Seal) 


mark 




her 




Abigail X Washburn 


(Seal) 


mark 




his 




James X Berry 


(Seal) 


mark 




her 




Rachel X Berry 


(Seal) 


mark 




her 




Ruth X Haskins 


(Seal) 


mark 




her 




Eliz'' X Davis 


(Seal) 


mark 




her 




Sarah X Gurney 


(Seal) 


mark 





Marblehead May S'^ 1716. 

Anne Clark gives up all her Right & Title in her Fathers 
Estate to her Sister Eliz^ Davis as Witness my hand 



Witness George Nichols. 



her 

Anne X Clark 

mark 



Situate this 25*^^ of Aprill 1716. 

These may certify all whom it may concern, that John 
Haskins of Situate do give unto my Wife Ruth Haskins all 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 279 

my Right & Interest in Thomas Atkins Estate Witness my 

hand 

The Mark of John X Haskins, 

Received the Snm of five pounds in full of my Tenth Part 
of the within Deed & the Sum of five pounds for my Sister 
Susanna Green her Tenth Part which I promise to procure 
her confirmation this 2'^ of Aprill 1716 of Oliver IS^oyes Esq'" 

her 

Elizabeth X Davis 

mark 

Rec*^ of Oliver Noyes Esq"" the sum of five pounds in full of 
my Tenth Part of the within Deed my Husband being Dead 
this 11"' Aprill 1716. 

her 

Hester X Pike 

mark 

Rec'' of Oliver Noyes Esq"" five pounds in full of my Tenth 
Part of the within Deed my Husband consenting thereto 

her 

Ruth X Haskins 

mark 

Boston Aprill 27 1716 

Rec*" of Oliver Noyes Esq"" five pounds in full for my Tenth 
Part of the within Deed this 27"" Aprill 1716 

her 

Rachell X Berry 

mark 

Boston May 4''' 1716. Rec"^ of Oliver Noyes Esq"" Five 
pounds in full for the Tenth Part of the within Land be- 
longing formerly to my Sister Anne Clark, which she had 
given to me as P her Deed annext hereunto. 

her 

Elizabeth X Davis 

mark 

Boston May 10'*' 1716. Rec" of Oliver Noyes Esq' Five 
pounds in full for my Right of the within mentioned Deed 

her 

Sarah X Gurney 

mark 



280 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Peter & Martha SouUard their Deed to the Proprietors. 

To all People to whom this Deed of Sale shall come Peter 
Soiillard of Boston in the County of Suffolk in New England 
Labourer & Martha his Wife send Greeting, Know Yee that 
whereas John Drake the Father of the Said Martha did more 
than Fourty years since purchase of John Hanson a Tract of 
Land bordering upon Small-Point-Harbour & Casco Bay in 
the Province of Maine & did build upon, inhabit & for sev- 
erall Years improve the same till driven thence by the Indian 
War, at which time his House & therein the Deed for S** 
Land Vv'ere consumed to Ashes by the Enemy, since which the 
S*^ John Drake is deceased Intestate leaving one only Child 
Martha, now the Wife of the Said Peter Soullard, Whereby 
the Eight Title, Interest & Propriety in the S*^ Land is de- 
volved on the S*^ Martha, Now Know Yee that the Said Peter 
Soullard & Martha his Wife for & in consideration of the 
Sum of Fifteen pounds current money of New Engl'' to them 
in hand w^ell & truly paid before the ensealing & delivery of 
these presents by John Wentworth of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire Esq"", Thomas Hutchinson, 
Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes Esq""^ Stephen 
Minot, John Ruck & John Watts Gent : all of Boston afores^, 
the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge Have for 
them their heirs Execut" & Administrators given granted 
sold enfeoffed & confirmed & do by these presents fully freely 
& absolutely give gTant sell enfeoft'e & confirm to the S'^ John 
Wentworth, Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David 
Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John 
Watts all that Tract of Land abovementioned, beginning at 
the South-east Part of Small-Point-Harbour, & running upon 
a Line Easterly to a Small River that comes out of the Sea, 
then tending away North-North-Easterly for a Mile & half or 
thereabouts, then on a Return Westerly to Casco-Bay so as to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 281 

include Five Hundred Acres of Upland besides all the 
Meadow lying on the Westerly Side of the abovementioned 
River, with whatsoever Right or Interest the S** Martha now 
hath or ought to have to the Lands there in right of her Said 
Father, To have & to hold the aboves'* Tract of Land, with all 
Woods, Trees, Uplands, Meadows, Waters, Watercourses, 
Priviledges & Appurtenances whatsoever to the same or any 
part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, to them 
the Said John Wentworth, Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Win- 
throp, David Jeffries, Oliver jSToyes, Stephen Minot, John 
Ruck & John Watts their heirs & AssigTies for ever (to be 
held in Severalty & not by right of Survivourship) Free & 
clear of all claims & Demands from them the S** Peter & 
Martha Soullard or any Person by, from or under them 
& Free & clear of all Former & Other Gifts Grants Deeds 
Sales Mortgages Titles Troubles & Incumbrances whatsoever. 
In Witness whereof the Said Peter & Martha have hereunto 
set their hands & Seales in Boston aforesaid this Fourth Day 
of A prill Anno Dom' Seventeen hundred and Sixteen in the 
Second Year of the Reigii of King George over Great Brit- 
tain &c 
Signed Sealed & dd Peter Soullard (Seal) 

in presence of Martha X Soullard (Seal) 

Andrew Ruck. '""-"^ 

Abigail Ruck. 

Boston Aprill 14*'^ 1716. 

The above Subscribers Peter Soullard & Martha his Wife 
personally appearing before me acknowledged this Instru- 
ment to be their Act & Deed 

Elisha Hutchinson Just : P : 

Samuel & Hafinah Holman their Deed to the Proprietors. 

To all People to whom this Deed of Sale shall come Samuel 
Holman of Situate in the County of Plymouth Labourer & 



282 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Hannah Holman of Boston in the Conntv of Suffolk in Xew 
England Spinster send Greeting, Kjiow Yee that whereas 
Eichard Collacnt of Boston aforesaid Merchant «Sl Thomasiu 
his Wife, did, by Deed dated Aprill the Tenth 16S4, convey 
to our Uncle Thomas Holman and our Father Samuel Hol- 
man in equall halves, 'One Moiety of a Tract of Land lying 
'«&: being on the West Side of Kenebeck River in the Province 
'of Maine bounded as followeth, Viz" from the Place where 
'the Dwelling House of Alexander Thwaits stood down the 
'S'' Kenebeck Eiver to the Lower part of a Point of Land 
'called Abbacadusset Point, taking in the whole Point of Said 
'Land & from S*^ Point to run on a Streight Line into the 
'Main Land Four Miles inward from the afores** River »&: also 
'from the S" Place where S** Dwelling House stood to run 
'upon a Streight Line into the Main Land Four Miles inward 
'from the Said River (t so from the Said River to extend 
'Four Miles into the Main Land all the whole length of the 
'S** Tract of Land from the afore^*^ Place, where the House 
'stood to the utmost «S: lowest part of the afores** Point or any 
'part thereof, And also One Moiety or' half part of Two 
'Islands of Land lying in Kenebeck River afores*^ near unto 
'the Place, where the aforesaid Dwelling house stood, lying 
'near South-East from the same, commonly known by the 
'^N^ame of Swan- Alley, which S"* Moiety is to begin from the 
'Lowermost Part of the furthest of S*^ Islands «S: to extend 
'from thence to the middle of a certain Cove there, as P 
'Said Deed may appear : which S*^ Land abovementioned, our 
S*^ Father Samuel Holman, having never in his Life time 
alienated, deceased Intestate, leaving behind him One Son & 
two Daughters, whereby Two Fourth parts of his Share or 
Interest dos accrue & descend to his Son Samuel & One 
Fourth part to his Daughter Hannah, T^Tow Know Yee that 
we the Said Samuel Holman A: Hannah Holman for & in 
consideration of Xine pounds current money of Xew Eng- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 283 

land to us in hand well & truly paid by John Wentworth of 
Portsmouth in the Province of Xew Hampshire Esq"", Thomas 
Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes 
Esq""", Stephen Minot, John Kuck & John Watts Gent: all 
of Boston afores** k in consideration that the abovementioned 
Tract of Land is wholly comprized & included within a 
Patent now claimed and possessed by the abovenamed Went- 
worth & Partners, Have for us our Heirs Execuf^ & Ad- 
minisf^ freely and fully given granted sold enfeoffed &: 
confirmed & do by these presents freely & fully give gTant sell 
enfeoffe & confirm unto the Said John Wentworth, Thomas 
Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, 
Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John Watts all our Right Share 
Title & Interest in the Lands aforementioned being Three 
Fourth Parts of our S*^ Fathers Share according to S'^ Deed, 
Together with Three Fourth Parts of all the Trees Woods 
underwoods. Swamps, Meadows, Lands, Waters, Water- 
courses, Rivers, Fishings, Fowlings & all Priviledges & Ap- 
pur"®^ to the same or any part thereof belonging, To have & 
to hold the Said Three Fourth parts of S*^ Fathers Share with 
the Priviledges & Appurtenances to them the S*^ Wentworth & 
Partners abovenamed their Heirs & Assignes for ever. Free 
& clear & clearly acquitted & discharged of & from all former 
& other Gifts Grants Sales Titles Troubles Mortgages & in- 
cumbrances whatsoever. In Witness whereof we have here- 
unto set our hands & Seals in Boston afores*^ this Twenty 
Second Day of May Anno Dom' Seventeen hundred & Six- 
teen in the Second Year of the Reign of King George over 
Great Brittain &c. 

Signed Sealed & dd Samuel Hohnan (Seal) 

« her 

^^ P^ ^ Hannah X Holman (Seal) 

Edmund Mountfort. mark 

Buttalph Belknap. 



284 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Boston May 22** 1716 Personally appeared, before me 
the Subscriber, Samuel Holman & Hanuali Holman «It ac- 
knowledged the within Deed of Sale to be their Act »S: Deed 

Coram me 

W"" Harris Just : Pac : 



James Berry cC- Wife's Deed to the Proprietors, 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come James 
Berry of Boston in the County of Suffolk in New-England 
Labourer & Kachell his Wife send Greeting, Know Yee that 
whereas the S** Eachell was formerly possessed of the severall 
Tracts of Land hereafter mentioned within the Province of 
Maine & continued Siezed thereof till driven thence by the 
Indian War, Viz" One Tract, bounded Easterly by Small- 
Point-Harbour »i' by a Small River running Northerly out of 
the Sea towards Small-Point-Harbour «S: by a Line drawn 
from S** Eiver over to Small-Point-Harbour, near the place 
where the House of John Drake former Husband of Said 
Eachell once Stood, bounded Southerly by the Main Sea, 
Westerly by Casco-Bay, Xortherly by Small-Point-Harbour 
including all the Land within these Bounds ; which Tract the 
S"* Eachell before her Marriage bought above Fourty Years 
ago of Blind Joan, Great Agaimmagus, <S: Sheepscut John 
Indians, Proprietors thereof : Also a Tract of Land bounded 
Northerly upon Land of Eobert Edmunds running thence to 
Look-out Hill, & Fronting Easterly about one quarter of a 
Mile upon Atkins's Bay «&: rimning backwards to Crooked 
Tree along by Spruce Swamp for a 'Mile or thereabouts, 
which Tract was granted & given to the S*^ Eachell above 
fourty years since by Gregory Mudge, who built upon the 
same: Also Another Tract called Small-Point-Xeck, or the 
parcell of Upland & Marsh lying between the two Small 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 285 

Rivers that run from the Main Sea to the Westward of 
Seguiii Island Northerly into the Land, being bounded East- 
erly & Northerly by Land formerly belonging to Thomas 
Atkins & lately sold to Thomas Hutchinson Esq*" & Partners, 
Southerly with the Main Sea & Westerly with the Land 
formerly belonging to John Drake, but Lately also sold to 
Said Hutchinson & Partners, which Tract was many years 
since possessed before the Indian Wars by John Hanson & 
by him left to the S'^ John Drake & aboves*^ Rachell his Wife. 
Now Know Yee that the abovementioned James Berry & 
Rachell his Wife for & in consideration of the Sum of Nine 
pounds ten Shillings current money of New England to them 
in hand well & truly paid, before the ensealing &: delivery of 
these Presents by John Went worth of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire Esq'"'', Thomas Hutchinson, 
Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes & John Watts 
Esq", Stephen Minot & John Ruck Gent" all of Boston 
afores*^ & for other good causes & considerations them there- 
unto moving. Have given granted sold aliened enfeoffed & 
confirmed & do by these presents for themselves their heirs 
Execut" & Adminisf^ f^^llj freely & absolutely give grant sell 
aliene enfeoffe & confirm to the Said John Wentworth, 
Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver 
Noyes, John Watts, Stephen Minot & John Ruck the Three 
Severall Tracts of Land abovementioned together with all & 
sing-ular the uplands meadows Trees, Woods, Underwoods, 
Mines, Quarries, Mineralls, Waters Watercourses, Coves, 
Ponds, Harbours, Beaches, Flatts, Priviledges & appur- 
tenances whatsoever to the S"^ Tracts of Land or any of them 
now or heretofore belonging or any ways appertaining. To 
have & to hold the abovementioned Tracts of Land with the 
appurtenances, to the abovementioned John Wentworth, 
Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver 
Noyes, John Watts, Stephen Minot & John Ruck, to them 



286 DOCUMEISTTARY HISTORY 

their Heirs Executors Adm""^ & Assigiies for ever, Free & 
clear & clearly acquitted & discharged of «&r from all & all 
manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Titles 
Troubles Demands Mortgages & Incumbrances for ever. And 
further the S*^ James Berrj & Eachell his Wife do by these 
Presents freely & fully resign & quit-claim unto the aboves^ 
Wentworth & Partners the Thirds or Right of Dower of the 
Said Rachel to a Tract of Land adjoining to the Premises 
formerly possessed & built upon & inhabited by the S*^ John 
Drake k Rachell his Wife k lately Sold by Peter Soullard of 
Boston & Martha his Wife daughter of the S^ John & Rachell 
Drake to the aboves*^ Wentworth & Partners as P S^ Deed the 
Fourth day of Aprill last, reference thereto being had will 
appear. In Testimony of their consent to & confirmation of 
the Premises the S*^ James Berry & Rachell his Wife have 
hereunto set their hands & Seals in Boston afores** this Twen- 
tieth Day of July Anno Dom^ Seventeen hundred & Sixteen 
in the Second Year of the Reign of King George over Great 
Britain kc. 

Signed Sealed &dd t vt^ /a ^\ 

° James JL Berry (Seal) 

in presence of mark 



Stephen Minot Jun"" Rachel X Berry 

William Taylor. 



her 

X 

mark 



Suffolk Ss. Boston N. E. July 20 1716 

James Berry &: Rachell Berry personally appeared before 
me the Subscriber & acknowledged the abovewritten Instru- 
ment to be their Act & Deed. 

Grove Hirst J Pacis. 



Assignment of Sivan Island to Adam Winthrop. 

Wee the Subscribers Thomas Hutchinson, John Went- 
worth, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, & John Watts Esq", 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 287 

Stephen Miiiot & John Ruck Geiit° Proprietors of Lands be- 
tween Kenebeck & Ambroscog-gen Rivers & Casco Bay, Have 
granted & assigned & do by these presents for ns our Heirs 
Execuf^ & Adminisf^ grant & assign unto our Partner Adam 
Winthrop of Boston in the County of Suffolk in ISTew Eng- 
land Esq'" in Fee, A Large Island commonly called or known 
by the ISTame of Swan Island lying in Merry-Meeting Bay in 
the County of York beginning or bounded on the North-East 
End at the mouth of Kenebeck River & running down South 
Westerly near to Abbadadusset Point, To have & to hold as 
S^ Winthrops part or Share of our First Division of our Pur- 
chase to him the Said Adam Winthrop his heirs and AssigTies 
for ever, Free & clear from all demands of us or either of us, 
our or either of our Heirs Execuf^ or Adminisf® & to be de- 
fended by us against all Persons whomsoever according to 
our Agreement on Record, as Witness our hands & Seals here- 
unto set in Boston afores** this Tenth Day of September Anno 
Dom' Seventeen hundred & Sixteen in the Third Year of the 
Reign of King George over Great Brittain &c. 
Signed Sealed & dd Thomas Hutchinson (Seal) 

in presence of us John Wentworth (Seal) 

Edward Winslow. David Jeffries (Seal) 

John Gerrish. Oliver l^sojes (Seal) 

Stephen Minot (Seal) 

Named Garden Island John Ruck (Seal) 

Page 106. John Watts (Seal) 

Suff: Sc: Boston Sepb"- 28 1716. 

The withinnamed Thomas Hutchinson John Watts & 
David Jeff'ries Esq""^ (!t upon the 12"^ day of Octob"" John 
Wentworth Esq' & M"" John Ruck & on the IS^^ Oliver Noyes 
Esq' & M'' Stephen Minot personally appeared & each of 
them acknowledged the within Instrument to be their Act & 
Deed 

Before me Edw"^ Hutchinson Just : P° 



288 DOCUMENTABY HISTORY 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors September lO'*' 1716. 
Present Hutchinson. Minot. 

Mss"^ Wentworth. Ruck & 

Jeffries. Winthrop. 

Noves. 
Desired Cap* Peter ISTowell to build us a Small House near 
our Mill at Cathance Falls, to clear gTound sufficient to lay 
Loggs & Boards, to get Logs cut, & to put the Mill under Im- 
provement after the best manner for our Advantage & to 
bring us in an Account of the charge. 

Desired Said Nowell to look out the Two most advan- 
tageous places, for building Sawmills, well furnisht with 
Timber & prepare us runing Gear for one Mill with Two 
Saws against the Spring. 



John Nelson Escf his Deed to the Proprietors. 

This Indenture made the Thirteenth Day of September 
Anno Dom' One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixteen An- 
noq Regni Regis Georgii Tertio, Between John Nelson of 
Long-Island within the Township of Boston in the County 
of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusets Bay in N^ew Eng- 
land Esq'" Sole Executor & Devisee of & in the Last Will & 
Testament of Silvanus Davis late of Hull in the County & 
Province afores'^ Merchant deceased on the One Part, And 
Thomas Hutchinson of Boston afores** Esq"", John Wentworth 
of Portsmouth in the Province of IsTew Hampshire Esq'", 
x\dam Winthrop, David Jeffries & Oliver ISToyes Esq", 
Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John Watts Gent : all of Bos- 
ton afores*^ on the other part Witnesseth, That the Said John 
I^elson for & in consideration of the Sum of Fourty pounds 
lawfull money of New-England to him in hand well & truly 
paid, at & before the delivery hereof, by the Said Thomas 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 289 

Hutchinson, John Wentworth, Adam Winthrop, David Jef- 
fries, Oliver Noyes, Stephen Minot, John Ruck & John 
Watts, the receipt whereof to full content & Satisfaction the 
S** John Nelson hereby acknowledgeth, Hath given granted 
bargained Sold aliened, enfeoffed released conveyed & con- 
firmed & hy these Presents, Doth fully freely clearly & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoft'e release convey & 
confirm unto the S'^ Thomas Hutchinson, John Wentworth, 
Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, Stephen 
Minot, John Ruck & John Watts their Heirs & Assignes for 
ever, The Severall Tracts or Parcells of Land hereafter men- 
tioned, That is to say, All that certain Tract or Parcell of 
Upland & Meadow lying situate on the Westward Side of 
Kenebeck River upon the Neck of Land kno\vn by the Name 
of Small Point, the Southward bounds whereof begins at 
a run or Brook of Water about half a Mile to the South- 
ward of the House late of the Said Silvanus Davis at 
a great Hemlock Tree ]\Iark't, & up the Said run or 
brook to the Southward Side of a Spruce Swamp & 
from thence to the Southv/ard End of two fresh Meadows 
lying to the Westward or West Southerly from the S^ 
House with Mark't Trees from the afores'' Hemlock Tree 
to the Southward end of the afores'' fresh Meadows, sup- 
posed to be about a Mile in Breadth up & down the 
River & so holding the Same Breadth across the S^ Neck of 
Land over to Casco Bay. Also a parcell of Meadow Land 
containing about Fifteen Acres lying on the Eastward Side 
of Casco Bay to the North-West from Small-Point about two 
Leaguos, called or kno^vn by the Name of Davis's Harbour. 
Also a Small Piece of Meadow Land or Salt Marsh lying 
within Small-Point-Harb'" containing by estimation about 
Ten Acres, granted to the Said Silvanus Davis by the Select- 
men of the Town of Harwick & afterwards confirm'd to him by 
S"" Edmund Andres Knight then Governour of this Province, 

20 



290 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

it being a round Marsh within the Small Salt water Falls 
that run out of S*^ Marsh about half a Mile within the Har- 
bours Mouth within two little Islands, which S*^ Three 
Severall Tracts or Parcells of Land & Meadow are lying 
Situate within the County of York formerly called the 
Province of Main. Also an Island called or known by the 
Name of Great Stage Island lying upon the Eastward Side 
of the Mouth of Kenebeck or Sagadehock. Also a Tract of 
Land containing by Estimation about Two Hundred Acres 
more or less on the East Side of Kenebeck River over against 
Swan Island purchased by the S*^ Silvanus Davis of the In- 
dian Sagamores as appears by a good Deed Dated the Twenty 
Second Day of August 1671. Also a Tract of Land lying up 
in and about a Place called & knoAvn by the Name of Oyster 
River in Damariscotty River containing Five hundred Acres 
more or less bounded as follovv'S, Viz" on a Neck of Land 
lying above the Salt-Water-falls on the Westward Side of a 
Small River called Oyster River, w*^*" runs up into the Woods 
nearest North-East, being the Eastward Side of the Said 
Neck, & the Westward bounds of the Said Neck of Land is 
the Salt pond or Bay, which the Great Fresh Falls fall into, 
upon the Southward end of the Said Neck stands a Wliite 
Pine Tree & a White Oak, being both Mark't, part of the 
Bark chop't off; And from Said Southward Point over the 
Cove of Said Salt Pond nearest North & by West half a 
point Westerly to a Small Green Point of Land whereon 
stands a Red Oak & a Wliite Oak Tree both Markt, the 
Bark cut: So that the S^ Five hundred Acres of Land lyes 
betwixt Oyster River on the Eastward Side & the Salt Pond 
or Bay on the Westward Side nearest the Courses aforesaid, 
& to run back into the bounds according to the Said courses 
from the Southward end of Said Neck, untill Five hundred 
Acres be up or compleated. And also a Tract of Land lying 
Eastward of Masconkes beginning at Madoamok Point up to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 291 

the Falls of Magesemanussuck & nmning two Miles above 
the Same & in breadth one Mile on each Side the River, 
which Land the Said Silvanus Davis (by & with the consent 
of S"" William Phips Knight & Governour of this Province 
for that time being) purchased of Madokowando Sagamore 
of Penobscot & Egeremet Sagamore of Kenebeck by a good 
Deed Dated the Tenth of May 1694. Also the Priviledge of 
Sixty feet of Land in Front at High Water Mark & so to Low 
Water Mark upon the Westward Side of the Fishing Island 
at Sagadehock, granted to the S"^ Davis by the Principall In- 
habitants of ISTewtown Anno 1681, or however otherwise the 
afores^ Tracts or Parcells of Land or any of them are or may 
be described or reputed to be bounded, Together with all & 
Singular the housing, outhouses, warehouses, Barnes, Edi- 
fices, Buildings & Fences erected or standing upon any part 
of the Said Lands, Woods, Underwoods, Copse, Trees, Rocks, 
Mines, Mineralls, Ponds, Rivers, Creeks, Bays, Rights, Com- 
modities, Profits, Priviledges, Members & Appurtenances 
whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or 
therewith now or heretofore used occupied or enjoyed. And 
all the Estate Right Title & Interest of him the S'' John 
ISTelson of & in the S'' Granted Premises, And the Reversions 
& Remainders thereof, Of all which Severall Tracts or Par- 
cels of Lands & Premises afore given granted & sold the 
Said Silvanus Davis dyed Seized in Fee & in & by his Last 
Will & Testament duly proved approved & allowed Dated the 
Eighth Day of Aprill Anno Dom' 1703 gave & devised the 
same (being the Residuary part of his Reall Estate) unto 
him the S^ John ]S[elson. To have & to hold the severall 
Tracts Peices or Parcells of Land beforementioned with the 
Dwelling Houses, Outhouses, Barns, Edifices, & Fences 
standing thereon & all other the herein before given & granted 
Promises unto them the Said Thomas Hutchinson, John 
Wentworth, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver IToyes, 



292 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

kStephen Minot, John Ruck and John Watts their Heirs & 
Assignes for ever in Severalty, That so no advantage may be 
had or claimed by right of Survivourship, to their Sole 
proper use benefit &: behoof from henceforth & for evermore. 
And the Said John Nelson doth avouch himself to be the 
rightfull O^vner of the S^ granted Premises, having full 
Power to grant sell & dispose thereof in manner as afores^, 
the same being Pree & Clear of & from all Prior & other 
Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Jointures, 
Dowers, Titles, Charges, Incumbrances, claims & demands 
whatsoever And the S*^ John Nelson for himself his Heirs 
Execuf^ & Administ""^ doth hereby covenant & grant to & 
with the S*^ Thomas Hutchinson, John Wentv/orth, Adam 
Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver Noyes, Stephen Minot, 
John Ruck & John Watts their Heirs & Assignes, to War- 
rant & defend the said Tracts or Parcels of Land & premises 
aforegranted with their Appurtenances unto them for ever 
in Severalty as afores"^ against all other Persons whomsoever 
claiming any Right Title or Interest therein by from or un- 
der him the Said John Nelson his heirs or AssigTis. In Wit- 
ness whereof the S'' John Nelson hath hereunto put his hand 
& Seal the day & year first herein beforewritten. 

John Nelson (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & dd in presence of us. 
Edmund Mountfort. 
Buttalph Belknap. 



Suffolk Ss. Boston SeptemV 15*^ 1716. 

The withinnamed John Nelson acknowledged the afore- 
written Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 

Before me 

Edward Lyde J Peace 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 293 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors September 27''' 1716. 
Present Jeffries. Ruck 

Mss" Noyes. Watts & 

Minot. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That Cap' Nowell be desired as soon as may be to get a 
Cart Way cut from Small-Point-Harbour over to Sagadehock 
River against Arowsick Island in the most convenient place 
the Land will allow. 

That M"" Watts be desired to get the Lotts round about 
Small Point Harbour & the Basin, Stak't out & Numbred 
Seventy foot wide in Front to each Lot, reserving a Sufficient 
Space in the most convenient place for a Fortification to de- 
fend the Harbour. 

That whereas severall of our Partners will have places for 
Stream or Tide-Mills falling out within their Lots, it is pro- 
posed that the rest of our Partners shall be accommodated 
with a Place for a Mill in the most convenient Place, so that 
each Partner may finally have one Mill to himseK in 
Propriety. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors October 9'*' 1716. 

Present Mss""^ Noyes, Minot, & Winthrop. 

Agreed with M"" Benjamin Swain to build the Chimneys 
in our House at Maquoit, & in our House at Small-Point; 
the Stack in each house to have four Fires at Fourty Shillings 
P Fire, Each Brick Arch under the four Chimneys to be at 
Fourty Shillings P Arch ; The Stonework to be Four Shil- 
lings & 6" P Perch, the Stuff to be at the Place, S'' Swain to 
allow Boston Price for what Labour he has done by our 
Hands. 



294 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

Proposed, That except places more convenient for the 
Settlements can be found, that Two Saw Mills be built at 
Bungamunganock Falls, & the Gulley on Ambroscoggen Falls 
on the Eastern Side over against Fort George. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors November 13*'' 1716. 
Present Hutchinson. Minot 

Mss™ Noyes. Ruck & 

Watts Winthrop. 

Voted, That upon Cap' ^N^owell's Proposalls sent us P 
M"" John Minot for setling within our Purchase, that in case 
Said ISTowell will promote the Setling the Town of Topsham 
by building & inhabiting there for the Space of five Years 
next coming (not removing thence except by consent of the 
Proprietors to bring forward some other Town within our 
Purchase) That we will grant and confirm to S^ Xowell his 
heirs &c Five hundred Acres of Land within the Towm of 
Topsham to be laid out to him, so as not to interfere with 
the Town Piatt. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors November 28"^ 1716. 
Present Noyes. Watts & 

Mss" Minot. Winthrop. 

Ruck. 
Voted, 

That whereas the Lotts proposed to be laid -out at Small 
Point, as a Second Division to each of our Partners, were by 
Vote of the S'*" September last Page 71 to begin at the Upper 
End of Cheese Island in the River of Sagadehock, & there 
is a Dispute which is Cheese Island, That so the Bounds of 
the Said Eight Lots may be made certain for all times to 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 295 

come, It is now agreed that Lot 'N° 1 shall begin at the North- 
ern or Uppermost Side of a Small River which lyes Right 
over against M"" Watts his Brick house at Arowsick & runs 
Westerly into the Land, across S'' Neck : Each Lot to run up 
the River Three Quarters of a Mile in Front upon a Direct 
Line. 

That whereas M"" Samuel Came of York informs us, that 
at home he could build Running Gear for a Mill for two 
Saws for Twenty Seven pounds, the Mill it self for Thirty 
pounds, & the Dam, at such a Fall as Cathance is described 
to be, for about Thirty pounds more. 

Voted, That Said M"" Came be desired to prepare the run- 
ning Gears for two Mills & go down as soon in the Spring as 
the Season will allow, & set down one at Bungamunganock 
Falls, & the other at the most convenient place he can find for 
Timber, Stream, & to suit the Settlements, & what reason- 
able allowance ought to be made for the Trouble & Charge 
of working at a Distance from home, we consent to make him. 

To which M"" Came, being there present, consented & 
agreed. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors June 13*" 1717. 
The Whole being Present. 
Voted, 

That Lieu' Heath be directed to survey & take a Piatt of 
each Proprietors Lott of the First & Second Divisions ac- 
cording to our Votes on Record & that he shall be allowed a 
reasonable consideration for the same. 

That Topsham Town-Platt be likewise surveyed in an 
oblong Square (if the Land will allow it) fronting on Merry- 
meeting Bay, so as leave about Two hundred Acres in the 



296 DOCUMENTARY HISTOEY 

Area, S** Town-platt to be laid out into Fifty Lotts, each 
Lott to be Twenty Rods v/ide fronting on S*^ Area. 

That the Surveyor be directed, as soon as it can be con- 
veniently done, to take a General! Piatt of our Purchase 
according to the Bounds described in the Grant of the Gen- 
erall Court, for the charge whereof we will make an Agree- 
ment with him. 

That M'' Hutchinson be desired to write to his Friend in 
England to take out a Coppy of the Councill of Plymouths 
Patent to Purchase & Way well attested & send it over to us 
P the first. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors June IT'*" 1717 

The Whole being present. 
Voted, 

That there be laid out to each Proprietor a Lott on Small- 
Point Neck as a Third Division, which Lots are to begin 
where our Second Division ends & to run to the uppermost 
end of Long-Reach in the River of Sagadehock or the Lower 
end of the Small Cove over against Kemers Island, The 
whole Front upon the S^ River of Sagadehock between the 
two afores^ Bounds to be divided into Eight equall Parts on 
a straight Line, the Lowest Lott to be N° 1 : & to hold the 
same Breadth on a Parellell Line with the Lotts of the second 
Division over to Casco-Bay. 

The Lotts being fairly drawn came out as follows — 



Lot N" 


' 1: 


Adam Winthrop. 




2: 


Stephen Minot. 




3: 


John Watts. 




4: 


John Ruck 


repealed 


5: 


Thomas Hutchinson. 




6: 


Oliver IsToyes. 




7: 


John Wentworth. 


3""^ Division. 


8: 


David Jeffries. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 297 

The above Division repealed k made null P Vote vide 
page 110 — 
Voted, 

That a Mile & half upwards from Potts's Neck & the other 
Prongs of Merryconege Neck be left on the lower end of S'^ 
Merryconege Neck for a Town or Fishing Settlement, the 
rest of S^ Neck to be divided into Eight parts equall in 

Memor: The Erasement made in tbe above vote was done by Henry 
Glbbi & the word Pott's inserted agreable to ye origlnall vote. 

P B. Noyes. 

Front to run across S*^ Neck in Parellel Lines from the 
North West to the Southeast Side according to the bearing of 
S'' Land the Lowest Lott to be N° 1 : — 

The Letts being fairly drawn came out as follows, 



N° 1: 


David Jeffries. 


2: 


John Watts. 


3: 


John Ruck. 


4: 


Adam Winthrop. 


5: 


John Wentworth. 


6: 


Oliver Noyes. 


7: 


Stephen Minot. 


8: 


Thomas Hutchinson, 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors October 4'^ 1717. 
Present Hutchinson. Minot 

Mss'^ Jeffries. Ruck & 

Noyes. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That we consent to Said Noyes's Sale of our Company 
House at Augusta with the Lot of Land annexed to 
Purrington now residing there for Ninety Pounds to be paid 
us in publick Bills of Credit on this Province Viz" Thirty 
pounds at the End of each Year commencing from th:s Day; 



298 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Said Purrington now Mortgaging the Said House & Land to 
us as Security for making good the Said Payments: And 
consented to allow S*^ Purrington & his Wife in case they con- 
tinue to dwell at AugTista three years Tenn Acres of Land 
over & above their Fifty Acre Lott to be to them their heirs 
& Assigns for ever in consideration of Her being the first 
Woman settling there k of her forwardship in promoting the 
Said Settlement. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors October l-i'*" 1717. 
Present 

Mss" Noyes. Euck & 

Minot. Winthrop. 

Agreed to let our Saw Mill at Cathance to Lieu* Heath for 
three Years from this time, he to Logg for it, & improve it & 
keep it in repair according to Custom, & we to have One 
Fourth part of the Boards, Plank Joyce &c which shall be cut 
by S** Mill : N° Boards to be sold to any others till our Settle- 
ments are supply'd 

Agreed to write to Cap* Gyles to put Our Sawmill at Bun- 
gamunganock under Improvement, till we shall take further 
order about it. 

Agreed with Lieu* Heath to cut a Road or Way through 
the Woods at least Ten feet broad, clear it, bridge it & make 
it passable for Men & Cattle from Fort George the Upperway 
to Ryall River being judg'd about Twenty Miles in Length 
(Provided the Men at Ryalls River will engage at their 
charge to cut & clear a Road from thence to Presumpscot 
River) for which when finish'd we will allow S^ Heath 
Fourty pounds. 

To w'^^ M"" Hutchinson & Jeffries consented afterwards. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 299 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors January 15"' 1717/8. 
Present Hutchinson. Minot 

Mss" Jeffries. Ruck & 

Noyes. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That if it shall so happen that there be any Mine or Min- 
erall found out within any Proprietors or Inhabitants Lott ; 
that the Said Mine or Minerall shall be held in common to 
the Proprietors; The Person in whose Lott it shall fall, to 
have the same Quantity of good Land elsewhere. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors February 5"" 1717/8. 
Present Hutchinson. Minot. 

Mss" Jeffries. Ruck & 

Noyes. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That in order to the Setling of Two Towns & for setting 
out a Fifth Division to the Proprietors, The Island Sebasco 
Deggin or Shapleigh's Island with the Islands on both Sides 
it between Merryconege Neck & Small Point Neck, the 
Islands above it between that & Stevens's carrying place & the 
Islands any part whereof at high-water-mark are within a 
Mile below it, be alloted for Four Shares, And Six Miles 
Square bordering on the Westerly Side of Kenebeck River at 
the Lower End & on Swan Alley ; or the Quantity of Six 
Miles Square as near upon a Square as the Land will allow, 
So as to bound Southerly or Westerly upon our first Division 
Letts at or near Abegedesset & to run from thence Easterly to 
Kenebeck River be allotted for Four other Shares, for which 
we will now draw Letts. 

Then the Letts were fairly drawn ; First of all M"" Watts's 
Lott drawn by M""^ Patten of the Green-Dragon, Then Cap* 



300 DOCUMENTAEY KISTORY 

Wentworths Lott drawn bj M'" Ruck ; After which every one 
drew for himself: And the Lotts came out as follows. 
For Sebasco Deggin For Kenebeck 

Division. Division. 

Oliver Noyes. Adam Winthrop. 

David Jeffries. Stephen Minot. 

John Wentworth Thomas Hutchinson. 

John Ruck. John Watts. 

This Vote repealed page 112. — 

Proprietors Grant to John Holman. 

Know all men by these Presents that We the Subscribers 
Proprietors of the Lands in Brunswick and Topsham &c. 
Have fully & freely granted & do hereby fully & freely Grant 
to John Holman of Milton in the County of Suffolk in IsTew 
England Gent" Two hundred & Fifty Acres of Land to be 
laid out to him either in the Township of Brunswick or 
Topsham within the County of York, or Part of it within 
one of the Said Toutis and part in the other (as S*^ Holman 
shall choose) in some convenient Place, so as it interfere not 
with the Town Piatt, To have & to hold the Said Two hun- 
dred & fifty Acres of Land to him the Said John Holman his 
heirs & Assignes for ever. As Witness our hands & Seals in 
Boston in New England this Thirty first Day of October 
Anno Dom* Seventeen hundred & Seventeen in the Fourth 
Year of the Reign of King George over Great Brittain &c. 
Signed Sealed & dd Adam Winthrop (Seal) 

in presence of Tho: Hutchinson (Seal) 

Benj** Eliot Oliver Noyes (Seal) 

Sam" Kneeland. John Ruck (Seal) 

David Jeffries (Seal) 

John Watts (Seal) 

Stephen Minot (Seal) 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 301 

Suffolk Ss: Boston Jan-"-^ G 1717/8 

The within named Tliomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, 
«fc Oliver Noves Escf^ & Col" Stephen Minot aeknowledg'd 
the within Instrument to be their Act & Deed. 

Before me 
Anthony Hoddard Just : Pac : 

Suffolk Ss: Boston 16"^ January 1717/8 

The withinnamed John Ruck & David Jeffries acknowl- 
edged the within Instrument to be their Act & Deed 

Before me 

Thomas Palmer Just: Peace. 



John Flolman Quit-claim to the Proprietors. 

To all People to whom this Instrument of Quitt-claim 
shall come, John Holman of Milton in the County of Suf- 
folk in New England Genf sendeth Greeting, Know Yee 
that whereas Richard Callacutt of Boston Merchant did 
formerly convey to my Father Thomas Hohnan & my Uncle 
Samuel Holman in equall Halves, One Moiety of a Tract of 
Land on the West Side of Kenebeck River from a Point 
called Thoyts Point to a Point called Abbacadusset Point, & 
One Moiety of Two Islands lying Right over against Said 
Land called Swan Alley or Swan Island, I the Said John 
Holman claiming in my own Right One Fourth Part, & in 
right of my Brother Samuel One Fourth part bought of him 
& three Sevenths of the Fourth part of my Brother Ebenezer 
deceas'd, being in all near about Two Thirds of what my 
Father purchased : I being sensible that the Land above- 
mentioned is now claimed by a Superiour Title & also actually 
possessed by John Wentworth Esq"" & Partners Proprietors of 
the Lands lying upon and between the Rivers of Kenebeck 



302 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Ambroscoggeu & Casco-Bay, & the S*^ Proprietors being will- 
ing to concede to me some convenient parcel! of Land within 
their Pnrchase, Know Yee therefore that I the S"^ John Hol- 
man for the considerations abovementioned have fully & 
freely alienated released & qnit-claimed & do by these Pres- 
ents for my Self my heirs Execut" & Adm" alienate, release, 
quit-claim & make over to John Wentworth of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New-Hampshire Esq"", Thomas Hutchinson, 
Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, Oliver I^oyes Esq""', 
Stephen Minot & John Kuck Gent° all of Boston in the 
County of Suffolk afores*^ & John Watts of George-To^^^l in 
the County of York Esq"" their heirs & Assigiies for ever 
whatever Right Title or Interest I the S*^ John Holman have 
may should or ought to have in & to the Premises or any part 
thereof being Two Thirds or thereabouts of what my S** 
Father purchased, & of all Trees Woods Underwoods Swamps 
Meadows, I>ands, Waters, Watercourses, Rivers, & all Privi- 
ledges & Appur""*"^ to the same or any part thereof belonging, 
To have & to hold the same to them the Said Wentworth & 
Partners abovenamed their heirs & Assigiies for ever, Eree 
& clear of & from all former & other Gifts Grants Titles 
Troubles & Incumbrances whatsoever. In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand & Seal in Boston afores*^ This 
Tenth Day of December Anno Dom' One thousand Seven 

hundred & Seventeen. 

John Holman (Seal). 

Witness 

Stephen Minot Jun"" 

Mary Minot. 



Suffolk Ss: Boston January 6"^ 1717/8. 

The abovewritten M"" John Holman personally appearing 
before me the Subscriber One of His Maj*^^ Justices of the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 303 

Peace for the County afores*^ acknowledged the above In- 
strument to be his free Act & Deed. 

Cor : Anthony Stoddard Jus : Pac^ 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors Aprill 23'" 1718. 
Present Hutchinson. Minot. 

Mss""^ Jeffries. Ruck & 

ISToyes. Winthrop. 

Voted, 

That our Partners that are going down to Pejepscot be de- 
sir'd as soon as possible to get our Two Mills put into good 
order & under good improvement, & to do what else they shall 
find necessary for the Advantage of the whole. 

That in order to each Proprietors having a Mill Stream 
to himself, Our Partners be desired to look out for Streams 
proper to set Saw Mills on, that there may be appropriated 
to each of us a Stream so as best to suit each Partners Lott. 

That there be allowed & granted to our Partner Oliver 
N^oyes Esq"" his heirs & Assignes Three hundred Acres of 
Land in Augusta Township, in consideration of the Expence 
&• Loss he has been at in Setling S'^ Town. 

That inasmuch as there will be a Mill Stream to each Part- 
ner, &; there is said to be a Stream on the Main over against 
Swan-Island (running out about one Third part of a Mile 
Westerly from a Point formerly called Thoyts Point at the 
Mouth of Kenebeck River) proper for a Mill, our Partner 
Adam Winthrop may have the refusall & j)ropriety of S'' 
Stream, provided on view thereof he finds it suitable for a 
Mill & that he build a Mill thereon within two years Time, 
if it continue Peace with the Indians. 

That v/hereas it will tend much to the advantage of the 
Settlements for each Partner to settle his Severall Lotts laid 



304 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

out to liim, & that it may be a Means of preventing Trouble- 
some disputes, We agree as soon as may be conveniently to 
build upon our Severall Divisions & to put them under 
Improvement. 



At a Meeting of the Comittee of the Proprietors On the 
Island in Merrymeeting Bay granted to Adam Winthrop our 
Partner as his First Division Lott Tuesday May 6"" 1718. 
Present Mss""^ Noyes, Minot & Winthrop. 

Advised, That it is best for Said Winthrop to give a Name 
to S^ Island, which was done accordingly, and 
Resolved, 

That the S** Island go no longer by the Name of Swan 
Island, But that for the future it be denominated & called 
Garden Island. 

The Small Island lying on the Eastern Side, as an Ap- 
pendix to it, is since named Pasture Island by S*^ Winthrop. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors Aug'* 30*'' 1718 
Present 

Mss""^ Hutchinson Minot 

Ruck Winthrop 

Voted, That our Partners Mss""^ ISToyes & Minot be desired, 
if their Affairs will allow, to go down to Brunswick &c, & 
that they be fully impowered to act what they shall think 
proper & reasonable for fixing the Inhabitants & setling the 
To^vns, & that suitable Provision for the Voyage be made 
at the common Charge. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 305 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors January 27 1718/9 
Present 

Mss""^ Hutcliinson Kuck & 

Noyes Winthrop. 

Minot 
Voted That it be left to our Partners Minot and Win- 
throp to take sucli Methods as they shall think proper, & 
necessary for getting the Eoad made passable in those places 
where it is yet wanting between Wells & Brunswick. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors August 24^'' 1719 

Present 

Mss"''^ Hutchinson. Ruck & 

Noyes. Winthrop. 

Minot. 
Voted, 

That our Partners M"" Minot & Winthrop being bound to 
Pejepscot be fully impowered to do & transact what they 
shall think necessary for the good of the Partnership. 

That whereas there may possibly be occasion to grant some 
Land by way of Composition to some Persons who have 
claims thereabouts, that the Vote for laying out to each Pro- 
prietor a Third Division of Land from the Middle part of 
Long Reach up to Weskege be repealed, that it may be free to 
be disposed of as Occasion may require : And that one Lot 
of three quarters of a Mile on the River, next above our Lotts 
of the second Division be kept in Reserve in case M"" ISToyes 
should fail of the lowest Lot. 

It was then also declared that the Small Island close by 
Garden Island on the Southerly Side, called Pasture Island, 
should be deemed as an Appendix of Garden Island, & as 
such adjudged to belong to Adam Winthrop his heirs & 
AssigTies. 

21 



306 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

By Adam Winthrop & Stephen Minot a Committee of the 
Proprietors impowered to Act in behalf of the Whole 

Voted, That there be granted to Lieu* Joseph Heath, four 
hundred Acres of Land on Sagadehock River towards the 
upper end of Long Reach with a convenient Front for his 
Services to the Comp^ (See Vol. 6, Pej. Pap. ISTo. 54) 

That there be granted to Gardener One 

hundred Acres adjoining to the Land last abovementioned in 
consideration of his Services. 

That all that take up Lots for the Future build on them 
& inhabit them in a Twelve month from the time of taking 
them up or forfeit them, & in all forfeitury the charge they 
have been out to be lost. 

That no Persons be allowed to take up Lots for the future 
except such as can supply themselves. 

That if Young, who asks Liberty to take up a 

Lot at Topsham, can pay his Debt at Brunswick & supply 
himself, he may take up a Lot at Topsham, provided he can 
build and inhabit it in a Twelvemonth. 

That we consent to make good to Cap* John Gyles what al- 
lowance of Land he S'' Gyles proposed & was consented to by 
M' Minot & M' Watts (M' Baxter the Minister being 
present) the S'^ Gyles disclaiming for himself & his Brethren 
any further pretensions to Land. 

That Lieut : Heath be desired to fix the Front of our Lots 
on Sagadehock River, & to lay out Five Lots of three quar- 
ters of a Mile each above the Winegance: That he with M"" 
Edmund Mountfort run the Line across from the Creek by 
Carey over to Casco-Bay, the Course to be North 75 Degr: 
Westerly: That he lay out Brunswick Meadows, if cant be 
otherwise agreed to be decided by Lot. 

It was agreed at a Meeting of the Inhabitants of Bruns- 
wick, that inasnuich as there is far less Meadow in the Town 
than was expected, by reason whereof each Lot cannot have 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 307 

five Acres of Meadow belonging to it, as was at first proposed, 
That each Lot which was built upon & improved already 
should have Three Acres of Meadow belonging to it, if the 
Meadow would hold out so much (those who come after- 
wards, having had no promise, to shift as they could) which 
seemed to give generall content & Satisfaction to the Town. 
Brunswick September 16 1719. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors November 11'" 1719 
Present 

]\rss'"' Wentworth Minot 

Jeffries Ruck & 

Noyes Winthrop. 

Proposed that it is a Detriment to the Proprietors to pos- 
sess the Sawmills in common (they having never yet brought 
in any thing) but that it is best they should be brought into 
Severalty, therefore agreed now to sell them to those of our 
Partners that will give most for them. 

Then Bungamunganock Mill being put up, it was sold to 
Mss""^ Noyes & Winthrop in equall halves for Fifty Pounds. 

Then Cathance Mill being put up, it was sold to Mss" 
Minot & Winthrop in equall halves for Ninety Pounds. 

Voted, That the Two Branches of the Western Stream of 
Cathance River be assigned to Mss""^ Wentworth & Noyes 
they proposing to build thereon. 

That there be One Thousand Acres of Land laid out to 
each Mill, Viz" Five hundred Acres to each Partner to whom 
they are sold or assigned, of Timber Land near & convenient 
to each Mill, the said quantity of Land to be deducted out 
of the Share of that Partner to whom it is allotted. 

That in each Stream granted to any of the Proprietors, 
the sole right of Said Stream above the Mill belong to the 
Person to whom the Stream is granted. 



308 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

That if M"" Noyes gain from the Sea (by making a Dam) 
a Pond near his house at Harbour Farm in Atkins's Bay, the 
Land so gained shall be to Said Noyes without being reckoned 
any part of the Land granted to him. [See Pejepscot 
Papers Vol. 2 p. 758] 

It was agreed by the Partners that each one build on his 
Lot at Sagadehock River before the first day of July next. 

Voted, That the Vote of a Separate Division of Rich- 
mond to Four of the Partners & Sebasco Deggin to Four 
others be annulled, as being found inconsistent with the In- 
terest of the Proprietors. 

November 26 1719 

There were Lots cast between Oliver Noyes & Adam Win- 
throp, about the Farm of Five hundred Acres to be laid out 
to each of them near Bungamungamock Mill, & the Lot fell 
to Said Noyes to have his Farm next to Brunswick Town & 
to Adam Winthrop to have his Farm next to Bungamun- 
ganock River. 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors January 5**" 1719/20 
Present the whole. 

Voted, That it be left to our Partners Mss""^ Koyes Minot 
Ruck & Winthrop to use all proper Methods for taking & 
keeping possession of such places within our Purchase as 
they shall find necessary for asserting our Right to Said 
Lands. 

That M"" Edmund Mountfort lay out lots of N^inety five 
Acres each & Eighty Rods wide on both Sides the Road from 
Augiista Harbour over to Sagadehock River as far as to the 
Head of the Marshes, leaving the Road Eight Rods wide 
with cross Roads up & down at convenient places, & where 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 309 

the Land is worse than ordinary, in order to make the Lots 
pretty eqiiall it is left to him to allow not exceeding Ten 
Acres to One Lot for the badness of the Land, & the Pro- 
prietors will take care that he shall be paid. 

That the Island over against Topsham of about Twenty 
three Acres be granted to the Rev** M"" Joseph Baxter of 
Mediield npon his building two Houses & settling Two Fam- 
ilies in Topsham that can subsist themselves. 



To all People unto whom these Presents shall come John 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in new Hampshire Esq"" Thomas 
Hutchinson Adam Winthrop David Jeffries & Oliver Noyes 
all of Boston in New England Esq" Stephen Minott & John 
Ruck of Boston Aforesaid merchants and John Penhallow of 
George Town in the Island of Arowsick Esq"" and Elizabeth 
his Wife lately Elizabeth Watts the Relict Widdow of John 
Watts late of George Town Aforesaid Esq"" deceased Send 
Greeting Know Ye That Whereas We the Seven Pro- 
prietors first above JSTamed in Company with the said John 
Watts since deceased, did in y^ Year 1714 Purchase a con- 
siderable Tract of Land within the County of York in New 
England Aforesaid, called or known by the Name of Pejep- 
scott as by the same Deed upon record, reference thereto being 
had will more fully & at large Appear, and have not only 
began to Settle Severall Towns thereon, as Brunswick Tops- 
ham & Augusta, But have also thought it expedient & neces- 
sary to lay out to our Selves & our Heires respectively Two 
Farmes for the present to be to each of our Partners, and to 
be held by him in Severalty in manner following That is to 
Say, To the abovesaid John Wentworth the lower half part 
of Mair Point lying in Casco Bay containing five Hundred 
& Sixty Acres & to have four hundred & fourty Acres more 



310 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

laid out to him in the Township of Brunswick to make up 
in all One Thousand Acres as the first Division of said 
Wentworth. To the abovesaid Stephen Minot the upper half 
part of Mair Point Measuring five Hundred & Sixty Acres 
with four hundred & fourty Acres more adjoyning making 
up One Thousand Acres for said Minot's first Division. To 
the abovenamed Thomas Hutchinson a Tract of Land 
bounded Westerly on Cathance Kiver Three hundred & fifty 
Six rods and on the other Land of the Proprietors five hun- 
dred & Sixty Rods fronting Southerly on Merr^Tneeting Bay 
Supposing a direct Line Fourty one Chain fifty Links or 
One hundred and Sixty Six rods, Easterly by the Lott of 
Oliver ISToyes and unappropriated Land one Thousand & 
Twenty four Rods in the rear One hundred Sixty Six Rods 
making up one Thousand Acres as the first Division of the 
said Hutchinson. To the abovesaid Oliver Noyes a Tract 
of Land fronting Southerly on Merrymeeting Bay One 
Hundred and Sixty Six rods, Westerly Bounded by Land of 
Thomas Hutchinson Nine Hundred fifty two rods, Easterly 
by Land of John Ruck Nine hundred fourty Nine rods, in 
the rear One hundred & Sixty Six rods making in all One 
Thousand Acres as the first Division of the said Noyes. To 
the Abovesaid John Ruck a Tract fronting on Merr^ntneeting 
Bay and, Abegadassett river supposing a Direct Line One 
hundred & Sixty Six rods. Westerly bounded by Land of 
Oliver Noyes and Unappropriated Land Twelve hundred & 
twenty two rods, Easterly by Land of David Jeffries Six 
hundred & Eighty Rods and the Remainder thence to the 
front — by Abegadassett River on the Rear One hundred & 
Sixty Six rod making in all One Thousand Acres as the first 
Division of said Ruck. To the Abovesaid David Jeffries a 
Tract of Land fronting Southerly on Merrymeeting Bay 
supposing a Direct Line One hundred & Sixty Six rods, 
Westerly bounded by Abegadassett river towards the front 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 311 

& backwards by Land of John Ruck Six hundred & Eiglity 
rod and by Land of ours Unappropriated Sixty four rods, 
Easterly by Land which was to have been the Lot of the 
Aforesaid John Watts Eight hundred and Eighty Eight rods 
and by Unappropriated Lands One hundred & Sixteen rods, 
in the rear One hundred & Sixty Six rods making up in all 
One thousand Acres as the first Division of said Jeffries. To 
the abovesaid Oliver Noyes in right of John Watts deceas'd 
(he having disbursed Seventy pounds on the Account of said 
Watts towards the Gen' Charge of bringing forwards the 
Settlements, and therefore said Lott is pursuant to articles 
of Agreement signed by said Watts made over to said Noyes 
in defect of said Watts his Execuf defraying his part of the 
Generall Charge) a Tract of Land being called in the front 
Abegadassett Point or point Agreeable bounded Southerly & 
Easterly by merrymeeting Bay Westerly on a course North 
Eleven degrees East by David Jeffries Eight Hundred 
Eighty Eight rods, in the rear on a course East Eleven Deg"" 
South Three hundred <S: fourteen rods making up one thou- 
sand Acres to be to said Noyes in right of John Watts de- 
ceased as the first Division of said Watts, The Westerly Line 
of these five Lotts being on a Course North Eleven Degrees 
East, and the Northerly Lines East Eleven Degrees South, 
In like manner to the abovesaid John AVentworth a Tract of 
Land lying on Sagadehock river Fronting three quarters of 
a mile Easterly on a Straight Line on said river (the South- 
erly Bounds to begin three quarters of a mile on a Streight 
I^ine above the Cove or Small river which is over against or 
a little below the Late M"" Watts' Brick House) The said 
Land being three quarters of a mile in front as aforesaid to 
run in two Streight Lines upon a Course West & North half 
Northerly over to Casco Bay and to be the Second Division 
of said Wentworth. To the Abovesaid Adam Winthrop a 
Tract of Land bounded Southerly on said Wentworth's 



312 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

Northern Line, Easterly to run upwards in front three 
quarters of a mile on a Streight Line on Sagadehock river, 
then to Strike on a Course West & by North half Northerly 
in a Streight Line over to Casco Bay said Bay being the 
Western Bounds, This to be the Second Division of said 
Winthrop The said Winthrop having his first Division for- 
merly assigned him by Deed of Garden Island. To the 
Aforenamed Stephen Minot a Tract of Land bounded South- 
erly by the last named Land of Adam Yv'inthrop Easterly by 
Sagadehock river to run up river three quarters of a mile on 
a Streight Line (which reaches to or very near to Wine- 
gance, then to Strike over on a Streight Line the Course 
West & by North half Northerly to Casco Bay, This to be 
the Second Division of said Minot. To the within Named 
John Ruck a Tract of Land beginning at or just above Win- 
negance bounded Southerly by the last described Lot of 
Stephen Minot, To run up Sagadehock River in front Three 
quarters of a mile in a Streight Line on long reach, then to 
Strike over in a Streight Line the Course West & by North 
haK Northerly to Casco Bay this to be the Second Division 
of said Ruck. To the withinnamed Thomas Hutchinson a 
Tract of Land in Long reach in Sagadehock river bounded 
Southerly by the last Named Land of John Ruck, To run up 
the river three quarters of a mile in front on a Streight Line, 
then to Strike over on a Streight Line Course West & by 
North half Northerly to Casco Bay This is to be the Second 
Division of said Hutchinson. To the Heires of John Watts 
deceased a Tract of Land lying in long reach above said 
bounded Southerly by the last described Land of Thomas 
Hutchinson to run up the river three quarters of a mile in 
Front on a Streight Line then to Strike over on a Streight 
Line Course West and By North half Northerly to Casco 
Bay This to be the Second Division of said Watts. To the 
abovesaid David Jeffries a Tract of Land in Long Reach 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 313 

aforesaid bounded Southerly by the last Named Land of 
John Watts his Heires to run up the river three quarters of 
a mile in Front on a Streight Line, Then to Strike over on 
a Streight Line Course West & by North half Northerly to 
Casco Bay, this to be the Second Division of said Jeffries, 
To the within Named Oliver Noyes a Tract of Land in long- 
Reach aforesaid Bounded Southerly by the last described 
Land of David Jeffries, to run up the river three quarters of 
a mile in front on a Streight Line, Then to Strike over on a 
Streight Line Course West & by North half Northerly to 
Casco Bay, this to be the Second Division of said Noyes. 

To Have & to hold the Severall Lotts & Divisions above 
and within Mentioned to the respective Assignes their Heires 
& Assignes forever Together with all the Woods Under- 
woods Beaches Flatts Meadows Waters, Water Courses, 
profitts, priviledges and Appurtenances whatsoever to the 
premises belonging or in any wise Appertaining, And We do 
hereby mutually Covenant and Oblige our Selves our Heires 
Execut" And Administ'^ to Warrant & Defend the Same to 
the respective Parties their Heires and Assignes according to 
our Covenant upon Record In Testimony whereof we have 
hereunto sett our hands and Seals this Thirty first Day of 
December Anno Dom* One Thousand Seven hundred & nine- 
teen — Annoq Regni Reg. Georgii Mag. Brittannio &c Sexio. 

Signed Sealed & DD Stephen Minot 

in the presence of us John Ruck 

Edmund Mountfort John Penhallow 

Jos : Bowditch Elizabeth Penhallow 

Hull Abbot J: Wentworth 

Hannah Townsend Tho^ Hutchinson 

Adam Winthrop 

David Jeffries 

Oliver Noyes 



314 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

In consideration of the Service Cap' Benjamin Larrabee 
has done for the Town of Brunswick & especially on account 
of the good services we expect he will hence forth do for said 
Town in guiding assisting & bringing forward the Settlement 
thereof & of the Gospell Ministry there. We the Subscribers 
proprietors of the Land in said Town have granted & do by 
these presents grant unto said Benjamin Larrabee Gratis one 
Lot of Land in said Town to consist of One Hundred Acres 
on condition that he fortlnvith proceed to build a dwelling 
House upon said Lot, to fence in & break up ground & to 
keep it under improvement by himself or his Tenant for 
Three years at least which we warrant to him his Heirs & 
Assigns, from us our Heirs & all holding by from & under 
us — And said Larrabee is to make a return to us of the num- 
ber of the Lot he shall pitch upon among the Lotts not al- 
ready granted to any other person. As Witness our hands 
in Boston this thirtieth day of June 1733. 

ColP Joseph Heath Esq"" 

S"" We desire you to deliver to Cap* Benj^ Larrabee the 
Town Book of Brunswick to whose charge the same is com- 
mitted by y"" Hum*^ Serv*^ 
Boston June 30, 1733. 



July 16 : 1737. 

The Proprietors Power of Attorney to Benjamin Larrabee 
Esq*" to execute Deeds to the Setlers In Brunswick and Tops- 
ham Dated July 16. 1737. 

Know all men by these Presents that We* Adam Winthrop 
Joseph Wadsworth Job Lewis Esq""^ Nathanael Cunningham 
Merch' Belcher Noyes Physician, Mather Byles Clerk and 
Anna his Wife Katharine ISToyes Widdow, as Guardian unto 
Oliver Koyes a Minor Youngest Son of Oliver Noyes Esq"" 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 315 

Deceased Sarah Pulcifer Widdow, John Fayrweather Es(f 
& Hannah Fayrweather Widdow, Executors to the Last Will 
and Testament of Thomas Fayrweather late of Boston Mer- 
chant Deceased John Watts Gentleman, — Caleb Richardson 
Distiller, as Guardian unto Lydia Watts Youngest Daughter 
of John Watts Esq"" Deceased, all of Boston in the County 
of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay In Xew 
England Thomas Westbrook Esq"" of Falmouth in the County 
of York and Province aforesaid. Theodore Atkinson Esq"" 
as Attorney to Benning Wentworth Esq"" Dame Sarah Went- 
worth, Widdow, both of Portsmouth in the Province of Nevv^ 
Hampshire; the Proprietors of a large Tract of Land lying 
and being in the County of York in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay partly bordering on Merrymeeting Bay 
Androscoggin River and Casco Ba}^, and in particular of 
Two Tracts commonly known by the I^ame of Brunswick 
and Topsham and having granted Lotts of Land in each of 
the two last Mentioned places to Divers persons who have 
built and made Improvements in order to the Setling tvv'o 
Towns there in pursuance of Agreements made by us and 
our Partners, proposed also to proceed in further granting 
Lotts for filling up the said two intended Towns of Bruns- 
wick and Topsham ; But inasmuch as the said setlers have not 
as yet received Deeds for the Lotts granted to them and the 
Distance of us from each other renders it Difficult that the 
several] Deeds should be signed by each respective Proprietor 
— Know Yee Therefore, That we the said Adam Winthrop, 
Joseph Wadsworth, Job Lewis, jSTathanael Cunningham, 
Belcher JSToyes, Mather Byles & Anna his Wife, Katharine 
Noyes, Sarah Pulcifer, John Fayrweather, Hannah Fayr- 
weather, John Watts, Caleb Richardson, Thomas Westbrook, 
Theodore Atkinson and Sarah Wentworth the abovenamed 
Proprietors have made and Constituted and Appointed ; and 
by these Presents do make, Constitute and Appoint our 



316 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Trusty & Well respected Friend Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" 
now resident in the aforesaid place named Brunswick, and 
Commander of Fort George erected there, to be our true and 
Lawfull Attorney for us, in our Name, and Stead to pass & 
fully execute lawfull Deeds, & Conveyances of the Lotts of 
Land granted or to be granted to the several setlers or 
Grantees within the said intended Towns of Brunswick, and 
Topsham in such Manner and according to such instructions 
as he shall receive from us or y^ Major part of the Pro- 
prietors, our said Attorney to accoant with us, or such as shall 
be deputed by us, or the Major part of the Propriety from 
time to time for all such sum or sums of Money as he has al- 
ready received, or shall receive hereafter on Account of his 
Signing and Sealing, and executing Deeds & Conveyances of 
the Lotts as aforesaid. And we likewise Authorise & im- 
power our said Attorney to admitt other Setlers or In- 
habitants agreably to such instructions as he shall receive 
from us, or the Major part of the propriety-, And we do 
hereby for us our heirs and Assigns covenant and Agree to 
abide by what our said Attorney shall do or cause to be done 
in the Premisses agreably to our Instructions, and that w^e 
will indemnify our said Attorney for what he shall Act & 
do in conformity to our Instructions, or from the Majority 
of us from time to time. In Witness whereof we the above- 
named proprietors have hereunto sett our hands and Seals in 
Boston, Falmouth and Portsmouth aforesaid this Sixteenth 
day of July Anno Domini, One thousand seven hundred and 
Thirty seven, in the Eleventh Year of our Soveraign Lord 
King George the Second over Great Brittain &c. 

Adam Winthrop & a Seal. 

Joseph Wadsworth «fc a Seal. 

Mather Byles & a Seal. 

Anna Byles & a Seal. 

Sarah Pulcifer & a Seal. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 317 

Job Lewis, & a Seal. 
Katharine Noyes, & a Seal. 
Belcher ISToyes & a Seal. 
John "Watts, & a Seal. 
John Fayrweather, & a Seal. 
Hannah Fayrweather, & a Seal. 
Caleb Richardson & a Seal. 
ISTath" Cunningham & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered In presence of Us. by Adam 
Winthrop, Joseph Wadsworth Mather Byles, Anna Byles 
Sarah Pulcifer, Job Lewis Katharine ISToyes Belcher ISToyes, 
John Watts, John Fayrweather, Hannah Fayrweather, 
Caleb Richardson and l^athanael Cunningham "The words 
(John Fayrweather Esq"") between the 4 & 5 lines, & the 
"words (Executors to the Last Will & Testament of Thomas 
"Fayrweather late of Boston Merch' deceased) between y® 
5th & Q^^ 14''' lines, and the words (John Fayrweather Esq*") 
between the 26 & 27 lines on the other side, and the word 
(us) between the 6 & 7 lines on this side being all interlined 
before signing & sealing. 

Henry Gibbs. 

Lemuel Gowen 

Witnesses. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered In 

Presence of Us by Madam Sarah Went worth. 

Sarah Wentworth & a Seal. 
John Wentworth 
Henry Gibbs. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 
In Presence of Us by — 
Thomas Westbrook Esq"" 

Charles Frost 
Henry Gibbs 



Thomas Westbrook, & a Seal. 



318 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Suffolk Ss Boston July 22'^ 1737. 

M"" Henry Gibbs & Lemuel Gowen personally appeared be- 
fore me the Subscriber one of his Majesties Justices of the 
Peace for the County of Suffolk & made Oath that they did 
see Adam Winthrop, Joseph Wadsworth Job Lewis Esq""® 
Mather Byles, Anna Byles Sarah Pulcifer, Katharine N^oyes, 
Belcher Noyes, John Watts John Fayrweather Hannah 
Fayrweather, Caleb Richardson & !Nath" Cunningham sign 
seal & deliver this Instrument as their free Act & Deed, and 
that they set to their hands as Witnesses at the same time — 
Jurat Coram Me, 

Samuel Sewall J Pacis. 

Suffolk Ss Boston August 23, 1737. 

M"" Henry Gibbs personally Appeared before me the Sub- 
scriber one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the 
County of Suffolk and made Oath that he did see Madam 
Sarah Wentworth Sign, Seal & Deliver this Instrument as 
her free Act and Deed, and that he together with John Went- 
worth set to their hands as Witnesses at the same time. 
Jurat Coram Me 

Habijah Savage Just: Pacis. 

York Ss May 19 1740. Then Thomas Westbrook Esq' 
Acknowledged that he signed the within as his free Act & 
Deed. 

Coram Charles Frost. 

York Ss Received October 24, 1737, and Recorded with the 
Records for Deeds in said County Libro 18 fol: 217, 218. 
4/6 - Attest, Jer: Moulton Reg' 

York Ss. The Signing, Witnessing & Acknowledgm' of 

Tho^ Westbrook Esq' Rec'd Dec' 18, 1749 & Recorded in the 

Margin of the same Book, & page w"" the aforegoing 

lustrum* 

1/3 P Dan" Moulton Reg' 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 319 

A True Copy compared with the Original 

P Belcher Noyes. 



July 18 1737. 

The Letter of Instructions to Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" re- 
ferr'd to in the afore recited Power of Attorney. 

Sir 

This accompanys our power of Attorney duly executed 
whereby we have authorized you to pass Deeds in our Barnes, 
and Stead to the setlers at Brunswick & Topsham for the 
Lotts of Land which have been granted them, and for such 
Letts as you may further grant to fill up those Towns, we 
have sent a Draught for a pattern to which the Deeds must 
be made conformable: And upon executing the Deeds you 
must receive of the several Grantees the sums they are obliged 
to pay, gett ready money from as many as you possibly can, 
and those that can't pay down must give bonds payable to 
you with Interest in a twelve month, or sooner. The first 
Setlers were to pay but Five pounds for each hundred Acres, 
Since that Giveen and those near him were to pay Six- 
teen pounds for each hundred Acres, some that have more 
lately taken Lotts at Brunswick Road Ten pounds for each 
hundred Acres, those at Topsham and New Meadows Twenty 
five pounds for each hundred Acres. These are the Terms 
According to our Remembrance but if in any Instance it be 
Otherwise We leave it to you to conform to any Terms you 
may have made with them on our behalf. As fast as you can 
receive money for the Deeds you execute we would have you 
apply it to discharge the Debts of the Propriety Viz^ M"" 
Pearse the Carpenter, and M"" Wakefield the Glazier for 
Brunswick Meeting-house, and what Coll Westbrook & others 



320 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of the Proprietors are in advance, with what you are also in 
Advance upon its being certifyed to you that their Accounts 
are setled & adjusted; If the Lotts at Brunswick Road to 
Maquoit and Topsham are not all filled up, or granted you 
may go on to grant them on as good Terms as you can for 
the Proprietors not lower than Ten pounds in Brunswick, 
and Twenty five pounds in Topsham, without a further order 
from us, or j" Major part of y" propriety, or some Committee 
that may be Authorized to give Instructions from time to 
time in behalf of the whole. As to the Land at New 
Meadows we would have you send up to Coll Winthrop at 
Boston being one of us, a List of the Lotts you have granted, 
and if it may be a platt of y^ Land there, with the Lotts de- 
lineated upon it, that we may know what part is granted, and 
how much is still left, which is to wait a further Order from 
us, or a Majority of us, or a Committee as aforesaid. When 
the Deeds shall be executed we would have you enter them 
upon record in the Town Book. We desire you to keep an 
exact Account of D"" & C and lay the same before us when 
we shall require it. Advise us or some of us from time to 
time of what Steps are Needful to be taken for the Benefitt 
of the propriety, which we rely upon your care & endeavour 
to promote on all Occasions, And we shall endeavour that in 
due Season you may have a recompence for the Trouble you 
shall be at on our Accounts. So we Subscribe Our Selves, 
Sir, Your Humble Servants. 

Adam Winthrop. 
Boston July 18'^ 1737. Joseph Wadsworth. 

Mather Byles. 
Anna Byles. 
Sarah Pulcifer. 
Job Lewis. 
Belcher Noyes 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 321 

A true Copy compared John Watts. 

with the Original, Katharine ISTojes. 

P Belcher Isoyes. Hannah Fayrweather. 

Caleb Richardson. 

ISTath" Cunningham. 

Sarah Wentworth. 
To Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" 



July 18, 1737. 

The Proprietor's Power of Attorney to M"" John Booker 
to keep possession of Sebasco-deggin Island In Casco-bay in 
their behalf. Dated July 18, 1737. 

Know all men by these Presents that We Adam Winthrop 
Joseph Wads worth Job Lewis Esq""^ N^athanael Cunningham 
Merch* Belcher Noyes Physician Mather Byles Clerk, & 
Anna his Wife Katharine Noyes Widdow, as Guardian unto 
Oliver Noyes a Minor, Youngest Son of Oliver ISToyes Esq"" 
Deceased, Sarah Pulcifer Widdow, John Eayrweather Esq"" 
Hannah Eayrweather Widdow Executors to the last Will & 
Testament of Thomas Eayrweather late of Boston Merchant 
Deceased, John Watts Gentleman, Caleb Richardson Dis- 
tiller, Guardian unto Lydia Watts youngest Daughter of 
John Watts Esq'' Deceased all of Boston in the County of 
Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay In l!^ew 
England. Thomas Westbrook Esq"" of Ealmouth in y® 
County of York, & Province aforesaid Theodore Atkinson 
Esq"" as attorney unto Benning Wentworth Esq"" Dame Sarah 
Wentworth Widdow both of Portsmouth of the Province of 
ISTew hampshire; Have made & constituted and by these 
presents do make constitute & appoint — John Booker of a 
place called 'New Meadows bordering on Casco bay in the 
County of York, & province aforesaid Yeoman, Our true ^ 

22 



322 DOCUMENTAKY HISTOKY 

Lawfull Attorney for us & in our Name & Stead to keep 
possession of a large Island in Casco-bay called Sebasco 
deggin, and to keep off all persons from setling or plundering 
wood or Timber on said Island and from Cutting bay tbere, 
otber than such persons already licensed by us to cutt part 
of the Salt Marshes there, & to seize upon any Timber or 
wood cutt there without our Liberty or permission and to 
send up the same to some of us in Boston, and for his Service 
therein he the said Booker shall have one half part of the 
Neat produce of what y^ said wood & Timber shall fetch 
clear of all Charges when sent up ; And we the within named 
do hereby covenant & Agree to Defend and Indemnify him 
our said Attorney for what He shall lawfully do or cause to 
be done in the premisses pursuant to such Orders as he has 
now receiv'd or shall hereafter receive from us or the Ma- 
jority of the Proprietors. In Witness whereof we have here- 
unto set our hands & seals in Boston Falmouth & Portsmouth 
this Eighteenth day of July Anno Domini One thousand 
seven hundred k Thirty Seven 

Adam Winthrop & a Seal, 

Joseph Wadsworth k a Seal. 

Mather Byles, & a Seal.. 

Anna Byles & a Seal. 

Sarah Pulcifer & a Seal. 

Job Lewis & a Seal. 

Katharine Noyes & a Seal. 

Belcher Noyes & a Seal. 

John Watts, & a Seal. 

John Fayrweather & a Seal. 

Hannah Fayrweather & a Seal. 

Nath" Cunningham & a Seal. 

Caleb Richardson & a Seal. 
Signed Sealed <t delivered In presence of Us, by Adam 
Winthrop, Joseph Wadsworth, Job Le^\^s, Nathanael Cun- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 323 

niiigham, Belcher jSTojes, Mather Byles, Anna Byles, Katha- 
rine Xoyes, Sarah Pulcifer, John Fayrweather, Hannah 

Fayrweather John Watts Caleb Richardson. 

the words (John Fayrweather Esq') between y^ 5 & 6 lines, 
& the Words (Executors to y^ last Will k Testament of 
Thomas Fayrweather late of Boston Merchant Deceased) 
between y^ Q & 7 lines being first Interlined. 
Henry Gibbs. 

Lemuel Go wen. 

Theodore Atkinson k a Seal 

Sarah Wentworth & a Seal 

Signed Sealed and Delivered by ^ladam Sarah Wentworth 
& Theodore Atkinson Escf In presence of Us. 
John Wentworth. 
Henry Gibbs. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered by Thomas Westbrook Esq'' In 
presence of Us. — 

Suffolk Ss Boston July 22' 1737. 

M"" Henry Gibbs & Lemuel Gowen personally Appeared 
before me the Subscriber one of his Majesties Justices of 
the peace for the County of Suffolk & made Oath that they 
did see Adam Winthrop Joseph Wadsworth Job Lew^is John 
Fayrweather Esq'"'' Mather Byles Anna Byles Sarah Pulcifer 
Katharine Noyes Belcher ISToyes John Watts Hannah Fayr- 
weather Caleb Richardson, and Nathanael Cunningham sigTi 
seal & deliver this Instrument as their free Act & Deed. 
Jurat coram me. 

Samuel Sewall Just : Pacis. 

Suffolk Ss Boston August 23'^ 1737. 

M"" Henry Gibbs personally Appeared before me the Sub- 
scriber one of his Majesties Justices of y^ Peace for the 



324 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

County of Suffolk and made Oath that he did see Theodore 
Atkinson & Sarah Wentworth sign seal & deliver this Instru- 
ment as their free Act & deed, & that he together with John 
Wentworth set to their hands as Witnesses at the same time. 
Jurat coram me 

Habijah Savage Just: Pacis. 

A true Copy compared with the Original, 
P Belcher ISToyes. 



A Letter to Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" directing him not to 
take Bonds of any of the Setlers, for the Deeds which he 
shall execute. 

Boston Sept' 14, 1737— 

Sir, We lately sent you by M'' Booker a power of Attorney 
executed by us here, we hope you have taken care to have it 
executed by Coll : Westbrook, & Recorded in the Records for 
the County of York, that you may be ready to execute the 
Deeds; A number of them (Viz 48) we now forward to you 
by Cap* Adam Hall who has engaged his care to deliver y" to 
you. We have filled one of them for your Direction. In 
giving the Deeds have a due Regard to those that have paid 
their money According to the Account you exhibited to us. 
And Whereas in our Letter of Instructions to you we directed 
you to take bonds from those that can't pay their Money upon 
executing the Deeds ; We do upon a further Consideration of 
that part of your Instructions from us, think proper to direct 
you Otherwise; you are not to execute Deeds to any unless 
they pay the purchase Consideration upon the execution 
thereof. This is now to be your direction in that Matter. 
As to every other thing referred to in our Letter of Instruc- 
tions to you, you are to Observe Accordingly: If you 
should want any more Deeds you must acquaint us with it. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 325 

Lett us hear from you by the first Opportunity upon the Re- 
ceit of this; We remain your Friends & Servants. 

Adam Winthrop. For our Selves 
Belcher Noyes. & Partners. — 
To Cap' Benjamin Larrabee 
at Fort Brunswick 

Copy P Adam Hall 



Proprietors Deed To William Vaughan. 

April 6 1734. 
To all People unto whom these Presents shall come Adam 
Winthrop of Boston in the County of Suffolk & Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in N'ew England Esq"" Benning Went- 
worth of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire 
Esq'' Belcher Noyes of Boston aforesaid Physician Mather 
Byles of said Boston Clerk & Anna his Wife Sarah Noyes 
of said Boston Spinster, Oliver Noyes of y® same Boston a 
Minor, Hannah Fayrweather of said Boston Widdow & Exe- 
cutrix of the last Will & Testament of Her late Husband 
Thomas Fayrweather late of Boston aforesaid Merchant De- 
ceased, Job Lewis of said Boston Esq' Thomas Westbrook of 
Falmouth in the County of York Esq"" Nathanael Cunning- 
ham of Boston aforesaid Merchant Joseph Wadsworth of 
said Boston Esq"" John Penhallow of Portsmouth aforesaid 
Esq' Guardian to y*" Heirs of John Watts late of Arrowsick 
Esq' Deceased Viz' John Elizabeth & Lydia Watts. John 
Watts of said Portsmouth Marriner and Caleb Richardson 
of said Boston Distiller and Elizabeth his Wife Send Greet- 
ing Know Yee — That We the said Adam Winthrop, 
Benning Wentworth, Belcher Noyes, Mather, & Anna Byles, 
Sarah, & Oliver Noyes, Hannah Fayrweather, Job Lewis, 
Thomas Westbrook, Nath" Cunningham Joseph Wadsworth 



326 DOCUMEXTARY HISTORY 

John Penhallow, Caleb — Richardson & Elizabeth his Wife, 
and John Watts for & in Consideration of the Sum of one 
hundred Pounds in Money to us in Hand at & before the 
ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly paid by William 
Vaughan resident at Damariscotty in the Eastern Parts of 
Xew England Gentleman The Receipt whereof we do hereby 
Acknowledge & thereof do acquitt k Discharge the said Wil- 
liam Vaughan his Heirs Executors & Administrators & every 
of them forever by these Presents, and for divers other good 
Causes & Considerations TJs thereunto moving: Have re- 
mised released & for ever quitt claimed and by these Presents 
Do remise release and altogether of and from us & our Heirs 
k in our Severall Capacities forever quitt claim unto the said 
William Vaughan in his full & peaceable possession & Seizin 
now being and to his Heirs k Assigns forever All our k each 
of our Right Estate Title, Interest Inheritance use Property 
Possession, Reversion Claim k Demand whatsoever which 
we or either of us ever had have or by any ways or Means 
hereafter may or might have of in and to All that Certain 
Tract of Land lying up in and about a place called k known 
by y® Xame of Oyster River in Damariscotty River contain- 
ing Five hundred Acres more or less Bounded as followeth 
Viz^ On a Xeck of Land lying above the Salt Water Falls on 
y® Westward Side of a small River which runs up into y^ 
Woods nearest Xorth East being the Eastward side of said 
Xeck k the Westward Bounds of the said Land is the Salt 
pond or Bay which great Fresh Falls fall into, upon the 
Southward End of said iSTeck stands a White Pine Tree & a 
White Oak being both Marked k part of y® Bark chopt off 
and from said Southward point over the Cove of the said Salt 
Pond nearest Xorth k by West half a point Westerly to a 
small Green Point of Land whereon stands a Red Oak & a 
TMiite Oak Tree both Markt the Bark cutt off so that the said 
Five hundred Acres of Land lyes betwixt Oyster River on the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 327 

Eastward Side, and the Salt Pond or Bay on the Westward 
Side nearest the Courses aforesaid and to run back into the 
Woods According to the said Courses from the South End 
of said j^eck untill five hundred Acres be made up and com- 
pleated or however otherwise Bounded or reputed to be 
Bounded and all the Rights Members Profitts Priviledges & 
Appurtenances to the said Tract of Land belonging or in any 
wise appertaining & also of & in the Reversion & Reversions 
Remainder & Remainders thereof, our Particular Rights or 
Claims in the said released Premisses being as follows Viz^ 
Adam Winthrop one Eighth Part thereof, Benning Went- 
worth one fourth part, Belcher Noyes Two fifth parts (of 
one Eighth) Mather & Anna Byles one fifth part (of one 
Eighth) Sarah Noyes one fifth part (of one Eighth) Oliver 
Noyes one fifth part (of one Eighth) Hannah Fayr weather 
one Fifth part, Job Lewis one Twelfth, Thomas Westbrook 
one Twelfth part Nathanael Cunningham one Twelfth part, 
Joseph Wadsworth one Twenty fourth part, John Penhallow, 
John Watts Caleb Richardson & Elizabeth his Wife and 
Lydia Watts among them one Eighth Part. To Have and to 
hold, the aforesaid Tract of Land and Premisses and every 
part & parcell thereof with their and every of their Appur- 
tenances unto the said William Vaughan his Heirs & Assigns 
forever So that neither we the said Adam Winthrop Benning 
Wentworth Belcher Noyes Mather Byles & Anna Byles Sarah 
Noyes, Oliver Noyes Hannah Fayrweather Job Lewis 
Thomas Westbrook Nathanael Cunningham Joseph Wads- 
worth John Penhallow John Watts Caleb Richardson & 
Elizabeth his Wife & Lydia Watts nor our Heirs nor any 
other Person or Persons whatsoever for us or them or in our 
or their Name or Names Right Title or Stead shall and may 
by any ways or means hereafter have, claim, challenge or 
Demand any Estate or Interest of in or to the same Premisses 
or any Part thereof But from all Action Right Estate Title 



328 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Interest & Demand of in or to the aforesaid Premisses and 
every of them shall & will be utterly Excluded & forever de- 
barred by these presents. And we the said Adam Winthrop 
Benning Wentworth Belcher Noyes Mather Byles Anna 
Byles Sarah Noyes Oliver Noyes Hannah Fayrweather Job 
Lewis Thomas Westbrook Nathanael Cunningham, Joseph 
Wadsworth John Penhallow John Watts Caleb Richardson 
& Elizabeth his Wife, and Lydia Watts & our Heirs the afore- 
said Tract of Land and Premisses & every Part & Parcell 
thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances unto 
the said William Vaughan & his heirs, to his & their own 
proper use & uses against us & our Severall, & respective 
Heirs & against all & every Person & Persons lawfully claim- 
ing by from or under us or our Heirs shall & will Warrant, 
& forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof we 
have hereunto set our hands & Seals the Sixth day of April 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & Thirty four 
Annoque Regni Regis Georgii Secundi Magna Perittania & 
Septimo. Adam Winthrop & a Seal 

Job Lewis, & a Seal 
Belcher Noyes, & a Seal 
Joseph Wadsworth & a Seal 
Mather Byles, & a Seal 
Anna Byles, & a Seal 
Hannah Fayrweather & a Seal 
Nath" Cunningham & a Seal 
Sarah l^ojes, & a Seal 
Caleb Richardson & a Seal 
Elizabeth Richardson & a Seal 
Benning Wentworth & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 
In Presence of Us. — 

Samuel Eliot Eliot Vaughan 

Andrew Eliot Junior Clement Hugher 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 329 

Suffolk Ss. Boston April 6, 1734 

Adam Winthrop Joseph Wadswortli Job Lewis Esq""^ M"" 
Mather Byles M' Nath" Cunningham M' Belcher ISToyes 
M" Anna Byles M" Hannah Fayrweather all personally Ap- 
pearing Acknowledged the foregoing Isntrument to be their 
Voluntary Act & Deed before me 

Anthony Stoddard Just: Pac: 

Province of New Hampshire 

April 15, 1734. 

The abovenamed Penning Wentworth appeared & acknowl- 
edged y^ above Instrument to be his Act & Deed 
Before me 

Henry Sherburn Just Pac : 



Proprietors Deed To John Gyles Esq'' 

July 21, 1738 
To all People to whom these Presents Shall come, Adam 
Winthrop, Joseph Wadsworth Job Lewis Esq'^ Hannah 
Payrweather Widdow, Belcher Noyes Physician, Mather 
Byles Clerk & Anna his Wife Sarah Pulcifer Widdow, 
Oliver Noyes a Minor, by his Guardian Katharine Noyes, 
John Watts Merchant, Lydia Watts by her Guardian Caleb 
Richardson, All of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England ; Isaac 
Royall of Charlestown in the County of Middlesex & 
Province aforesaid Esq"" Thomas Westbrook of Falmouth in 
the County of York & Province aforesaid Esq' And Penning 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Esq^ Send Greeting. 

Know Yee that w^e the abovenamed for and in Considera- 
tion of five Shillings currant Money of New England to us 



330 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

in hand paid by John Gjles Esq"" of a place called S' Georges 
in the County of York aforesaid, and in Consideration of a 
Qnitt Claim for Lands at a place called Topsham in the 
County of York aforesaid signed by said John Gyles & his 
Brethren bearing Date the fifteenth Day of August Anno 
Domini 1727, and more especially from a Desire to avoid 
Controversy, & to uphold good Amity & Agreement between 
us the Subscribers & the said John Gyles & Brethren ; Have 
for us and our respective Heirs & Assigns released, trans- 
ferred & Quittclaimed to the said John Gyles & Brethren; 
All our Right Title & Interest unto a Point of Land con- 
taining Sixty Acres lying on the lower or easterly end of a 
Place called Topsham, bounded Southerly by Lott Number 
one in said Topsham, Easterly & Northerly by Merr^Tiieet- 
ing Bay and Westerly by the Entrance or Mouth of Muddy 
River. Also all our Right Title & Interest to another Tract 
or parcell of Land lying Westerly from the former bounded 
Southerly by Lott Number one before mentioned. Westerly 
by Cathance River, Northerly by Land belonging to us the 
said Winthrop & Partners and Easterly by Merrymeeting 
Bay & the Entrance of Muddy River aforesaid containing 
five hundred & fifteen Acres According to a Survey thereof 
under the Hand of Joseph Heath Surveyour in the Year 
1720 both which Tracts of Land as above described were laid 
out to said John Gyles & Brethren agreable to a former Vote 
of said Adam Winthrop & partners upon said Gyles's dis- 
claiming his Right to Lands at Topsham. To Have & to 
Hold to Him the said John Gyles & his Brethren the said 
Tracts or Parcells of Land with the xVppurtenances there- 
unto belonging to Them their Heirs & Assigns for ever, free 
& Clear of all Claims, & Demands of us the said Adam Win- 
throp & Partners, and of all claiming by, from, or under us. 
In Witness whereof & in Token of our disclaiming our re- 
spective Shares or parts of said Land we have hereunto sett 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 331 

our hands & Seals y' Twenty first day of July Anno Domini 
1738, in the 12'*' Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
King George the Second Over Great Brittain &c — 

Adam Winthrop, & a Seal. 

Job Lewis, & a Seal. 

Belcher Noyes, & a Seal. 

JMather Byles, & a Seal. 

Anna Byles, & a Seal. 

Sarah Pulcifer, & a Seal. 

John Watts & a Seal. 

Caleb Richardson & a Seal. 

Joseph Wadsw^orth & a Seal. 

Katharine Noyes & a Seal. 

Hannah Fayrweather & a Seal. 

Isaac Royall & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & DD. by 
Adam Winthrop, Job Lewis, 
Belcher Noyes, Mather Byles, 
Anna Byles, Sarah Pulcifer, 
John Watts, Caleb Richardson, 
& Joseph Wadsworth. — 
in Presence of — 

Thomas Boylston Junior 

William Phillips — 
By Katharine Noyes, in presence of 

John Walley & David Jeffries 
By Hannah Fayrweather In presence of 

Thomas Little George Glen 
By Isaac Royall In presence of 

John Reed & Simon Tufts. 

Suffolk Ss. Boston July 31, 1738. 

The within Named Adam Winthrop Job Lewis, Belcher 
Noyes Mather Byles Anna Byles Sarah Pulcifer John Watts 



332 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Caleb Eichardson & Joseph Wadsworth personally Appear- 
ing Acknowledged the within written Instrument to be their 

Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me 

Samuel Adams Just : Pac : 

Suffolk Ss. Boston July 31, 1738. 

The within Named Katharine Noyes personally Appear- 
ing Acknowledged the within written Instrument to be her 

Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me 

John Walley, Just Peace. — 

Suffolk Ss. Boston August 20'*^ 1738. 

The within Hannah Fayrweather personally Appearing 

acknowledged the within written Instrument to be her free 

Act & Deed. 

Before me 

John Fayrweather Just Peace 

Middlesex Ss. Charlestown August 15, 1738. — 

Isaac Royall Esq"" afore mentioned acknowledged the fore- 
going Instrument and his hand & Seal to be his free Act & 

Deed. 

Before me 

Simon Tufts Just. Pacis 



- Proprietors Deed To Job Lewis Esq^. 

July 28, 1738 

To All People to whom these presents shall come Adam 

Winthrop & Joseph Wadsworth, Esq""^ Hannah Fayrweather 

Widdow, Belcher Noyes Physician Mather Byles Clerk, and 

Anna his Wife Sarah Pulcifer, Oliver ISToyes a Minor by 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 333 

his Guardian Katharine ISToyes, John Watts Merchant, Lydia 
Watts by her Guardian Caleb Richardson all of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk in the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England ; Isaac Royall of Charlestown in y^ 
County of Middlesex in the Province aforesaid Esq'" Thomas 
Westbrook of Falmouth in the County of York in the 
Province aforesaid Esq"" and Penning Wentworth of Ports- 
mouth in the Province of New Hampshire in New England 
aforesaid Esq"" 
Send Greeting. 

Know Yee that whereas John Nelson of Long Island in 
the Township of Boston aforesaid Esq'' Sole Executor & De- 
visee of, and in the last Will, & Testament of Silvanus Davis 
late of Hull in the County of Suffolk aforesaid Merchant 
Deceased; did upon y^ 16"' day of September Anno Domini 
1716, by Deed under his hand & Seal duly executed & upon 
Record in the County of York in the Eighth Book & 177 
page, among other Things Sell and convey to the abovenamed 
Adam Winthrop and others his Partners called the Pejep- 
scott Comp^ a Certain Tract of Land scituate lying & being 
to y^ Eastward of a place called MuscongTis, in the Eastern 
parts of y^ Massachusetts Province aforesaid beginning at 
Madoamok Point up to the Falls of Magessemanussuck and 
running two miles above j*" same, and in Breadth one Mile 
on each side the River which Land the said Silvanus Davis 
(by & with y^ Consent of Sir William Phipps Knight and 
Governour of this Province for that time being) purchased of 
Madokowando Sagamore of Penobscott, and Egeremett Saga- 
more of Kennebeck by a good Deed dated the Tenth day of 
May 1694. 

Now know yee that we the said Adam Winthrop, Joseph 
Wadsworth, Hannah Fayrweather, Belcher Noyes, Mather 
Byles, Anna Byles, Sarah Pulcifer, Katharine Noyes, in her 
Capacity aforesaid, John Watts, Caleb Richardson in his 



334: DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Capacity aforesaid, Isaac Eovall Thomas Westbrook and 
Benning Wentworth for and in Consideration of y® Sum of 
Fifty Pounds currant money of 'New England aforesaid to 
us in hand at and before the ensealing & delivery of these 
presents well & truly paid by Job Lewis of Boston aforesaid 
Esq'" the Receipt whereof we do hereby Acknowledge, Have 
granted sold, released & Quittclaimed and by these Presents 
do for our Selves, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators 
grant sell release & Quittclaim unto the said Job Lewis one 
of our partners and Joint Proprietor with us ; All our Right, 
Title, Claim, Interest, k Property in the before described 
Tract of Land, beginning at Madoamok point up to the Falls 
of Magessemanussuck & running two Miles above the same 
and in Breadth one mile on each side the River: Together 
with all woods Timbers standing or growing on the same, 
with all the Profitts Priviledges and Appurtenances what- 
soever to the same, or any part thereof belonging, or apper- 
taining. To Have, and to Hold to Him the said Job Lewis 
his heirs. Executors, Administrators, and Assigns forever; 
Free and Clear of all claims and Demands of Us the said 
Adam Winthrop, Joseph Wadsworth, Hannah Fayrweather, 
Belcher ^yes, Mather Byles, & Anna his Wife, Sarah Pul- 
cifer, Katharine Noyes as Guardian Aforesaid, John Watts, 
Caleb Richardson as Guardian Aforesaid, Isaac Royall, 
Thomas Westbrook, and Benning Wentworth our Heirs Exe- 
cuf' or Administrators or of any holding, or claiming the 
same by, from, or under any of us. In Testimony whereof 
we have to these presents set our hands, & Seals this Twenty 
Eighth day of July Anno Domini 1738. in the Twelfth year 
of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second 
over Great Brittain &c. Signed, Sealed, & Delivered by 
Adam Winthrop, Belcher Noyes, Mather Byles, Anna Byles, 
Sarah Pulcifer, John Watts, Caleb Richardson, & Joseph 
Wadsworth, in presence of Thomas Boylston Junior, William 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 335 

Phillips ; Signed Sealed & Delivered by Katharine Nojes, in 
presence of John Walley & David Jeffries junior, Signed 
Sealed & Delivered By Hannah Fayrweather, in presence of 
George Glen, and Thomas Little. Signed Sealed & delivered 
by Isaac Royall in presence of John Reed & Simon Tiifts. 
Adam Winthrop & a Seal. Belcher Noyes & a Seal. Mather 
Byles and a Seal. Anna Byles & a Seal. Sarah Pulcifer & 
a Sela. John Watts & a Seal. Caleb Richardson & a Seal. 
Joseph Wadsworth & a Seal. Katharine Noyes & a Seal. 
Hannah Fayrweather & a Seal. Isaac Royall & a Seal. 

Suffolk Ss. Boston July 31, 1738.==^ The withinamed Adam 
Winthrop Belcher Noyes, Mather Byles, Anna Byles, Sarah 
Pulcifer, John Watts Caleb Richardson & Joseph Wadsworth 
personally Appearing acknowledged the within written In- 
strument to be their Voluntary Act & Deed Before me, 

Samuel Adams Just : Peace 

Suffolk Ss. Boston July 31, 1738. = The within named 
Katharine Noyes personally appearing acknowledged the 
within written Instrument to be her Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me, 
John Walley, Justice of the Peace 

Suffolk Ss. Boston August 20''' 1738.=The within named 
Hannah Fayrweather personally appearing acknowledged the 
within written Instrument to be her free Act, & Deed. 

Before me, 
John Fa^'rweather Justice of the Peace. 

Middlesex Ss. Charlestown August 15^'^ 1738. = The within 

named Isaac Royall Esq"" personally appearing acknowledged 

His hand & Seal & the foregoing Instrument to be his free 

Act & Deed. 

Before me, 

Simon Tufts, J: P: 



336 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

rfrniics ^y('bh('l''fi Deed To Oliver Noyes. 

Af 7, 1720. 
Know iill ineii by tlioso rreseiits that 1 Jaines Webber of 
Cliarlostown INfarriner in the County of Middlesex for divers 
Causes me thereunto moving- have given granted bargained & 
Sold iind by these Presents Do Give Grant Bargain & Sell 
Alien and Quitclaim unto Oliver Nojes of Boston in j' County 
of Suffolk Esq"" All that mv hundred Acres of Land Scituate 
lying «.V l)(>ing in the Township of Augusta by Sagadehoc 
River, which I reserved in my Deed of Quittclaim to John 
"Weutworth »S: Thomas Hutchinson <&r Partners of my Bight 
&• Interest in mv Fathers Lands there in Consideration of the 
Sum of Five pounds by me received of y^ said Oliver Noyes 
before the ensealing and delivery hereof, the receipt where- 
of 1 do hereby Acknowdedge To Have and to Hold nnto Him 
the said Oliver Noyes his Heirs and Assigns forever with all 
the Priviledges and Appurtenances thereof and that 1 have 
a full right to dispose of the same »J<r do promise to warrant 
<S: defend from my Heirs or any claiming under me. In 
Witness whereof 1 have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this 
twenty Seventh day of April Aimo Domini 1720. Annoque 

Begni Begis Georgii Sexto 

James Webber, & a Seal. 
Witness 

William Clark. Samuel Keeling. 

Suffolk Ss Boston April 28, 1720. 

.lames W('l)l>('r Acknowledged y" Above Instrument to be 

his free Act <Jkr Deed, before 

Daniel Oliver JustrPac: 

July 10, 1737 
Sept" 10 : 1740. 
Henry Gibbs confirmation of Benjamin Larrabee Esq" 
Power to execute Deeds to the Setlers in P>runswick and 
Topsham, dated July IG 1737.— 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 337 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Henry 
Gibbs of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in Xew England Brasier Sends 
Greeting. — 

Know yee that whereas Thomas Hutchinson Esq"" and 
others Pejepscott proprietors did in the Year 1714 make pro- 
posals to the General Court of this Province that in Order 
to settle several Towns in the County of York in the Province 
aforesaid v/ithin their purchase they would grant out Lotts of 
Land on reasonable Terms to such as should undertake to 
build upon and improve the same And whereas in Order to 
fulfill and compleat the said proposalls a power of Attorney 
was in the Year 1737 prepared by Adam Winthrop Esq"" & 
others then proprietors of the said Land signed and executed 
by each of them (excepting one who was beyond Sea) author- 
izing and impowering Benjamin Larrabee of Brunswick 
Esq"" as their Attorney, in their Name to execute Deeds for 
the Lotts of Land granted, and that should be gTanted to the 
Settlers in Brunswick and Topsham some part of which 
Deeds remain still to be executed 

Therefore Know yee, that I the said Henry Gibbs have 
lately purchased an Interest in said propriety, and being de- 
sirous on my part to act and do what shall appear Necessary 
for rendring the Deeds of Land that have been or may be 
executed by the said Benjamin Larrabee fully authentic & 
free from all disputes Do by these presents as far as relates 
to my Share and Interest in said Land, Make, constitute, and 
appoint the beforenamed Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" to be my 
true and lawful Attorney and to make use of my Name in 
Conjunction with the Other proprietors in executing Deeds 
for Lotts of Land in Brunswick and Topsham aforesaid 
agreable to the true intent and Meaning of the General Power 
of Attorney made to him Amio 1737, and upon record in the 
County of York aforesaid Libro 18 Folio 207 kc And I do 

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338 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

hereby covenant and Agree to ratify and Confirm what has 
been already done or shall be hereafter done by the said Ben- 
jamin Larrabee Esq*" in pursuance of the power vested in him 
by the aforementioned Letter of Attorney or agreable to it. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and 
Seal this Tenth day of September Anno Domini 1740 

Henry Gibbs and a Seal 

Signed sealed & delivered 
In presence of us. 
Peter Boylston 
Nathanael Boylston 

Suffolk Ss Boston September 15, 1740. 
If Henry Gibbs personally appeared before me the Sub- 
scriber one of his Majestys Justices of the peace for the 
aforesaid County and Acknowledged the above and within 
written Instrument to be his Voluntary Act & Deed 

Jacob Royall Just: Peaec 

The above is a true Copy from the Originall, & recorded 

P me Belcher Noyes. 



Sepf 15 1740. 

Isaac RoyalFs confirmation of Benjamin Larrabee Esq" 
Power to execute Deeds to the Settlers in Brunswick and 
Topsham dated July 16 1737. 

To all People to whom these presents shall come Isaac 
Royall of Charlesto^vn in the County of Middlesex in the 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in ISTew England, Gentle- 
man. Sends Greetings. — 

Know yee that whereas Thomas Hutchinson, John Went- 
worth, Adam Winthrop, David Jeffries, John Ruck, Stephen 
Minott Oliver l^oyes and John Watts Esq" did in the year 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 339 

1714 purchase of Cap' Ephraim Savage Administrator to the 
Estate of Richard Wharton Esq"" a large Tract in the County 
of York bordering on Casco Bay Androscoggin River, Merry- 
meeting Bay and Kenebeck River as by the Description 
thereof in said Deed upon Record in the County of York 
Libro 8 Folio 57, 58, 59 will more fully and at large appear 
and whereas the said proprietors did in the year 1714 make 
proposals to the General Court of this province for settling 
several Towns within said purchase, and that in Order there- 
unto they would grant out Lotts of Land on reasonable Terms 
to such as should undertake to build upon and improve the 
same and whereas in order to fulfill and compleat the said 
proposalls in the Year 1737 a Power of Attorney was pre- 
pared by such as were then proprietors of the said Land 
signed and executed by each of them (except one who was 
beyond Sea) Authorizing and impowering Benjamin Larra- 
bee of Brunswick Esq"" as their Attorney and in their Name 
to execute Deeds for the Lotts of Land granted or that should 
be granted to the Settlers in Brunswick and Topsham and 
whereas since the making said power of Attorney my 
Honoured Father Isaac Royall of Charlestown aforesaid 
Esq"" since deceased did purchase of some of the then pro- 
prietors an Eigth part and two thirds of another Eigtli part 
of said Tract of Land, and did by his last Will and Testa- 
ment upon record in the probate's Office for the County of 
Middlesex aforesaid give and dispose his whole Right and 
Title to said Lands to me his only Son, and whereas some of 
the Deeds of said Lotts of Land in Brunswick and Topsham 
have been executed since the purchase made by my said 
Father in pursuance of the power of Attorney before made 
to said Benjamin Larrabee and many more still remain to 
be executed and no provision having been made by my said 
Father in his Life Time in respect to the part he purchased. 
Therefore Know yee that I the Said Isaac Royall looking 



340 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

upon the Acts Votes and Agreements of the Originall pro- 
prietors as Valid and binding to their Successors, deeming 
the regular Settlement of said Towns to conduce much to the 
General Benefitt of the proprietors, & being desirous on my 
part to Act and do what shall appear to be necessary for 
rendring Deeds of Land that have been or may be executed 
by the said Benjamin Larrabee, fully Authentic and free 
from all Disputes ; Do by these presents as far as relates to 
my share and Interest in said Land make constitute and 
Ordain the before named Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" to be my 
true & lawfull Attorney & to make use of my !N^ame in con- 
junction with the other proprietors in executing deeds for 
Lotts of Land in Brunswick and Topsham aforesaid agreable 
to the true intent & meaning of the General power of Attor- 
ney made to him anno 1737 and upon Record in the County 
of York aforesaid Libro 18. Folio 217. And I do hereby 
covenant and agree to ratify and Confirm what has been al- 
ready done or shall be hereafter done by the said Benjamin 
Larrabee in pursuance of the power vested in him by the 
aforementioned Letter of Attorney or agreable to it. In 
Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal 
this fifteenth day of September 1710. 

Isaac Royall and a Seal. 
Signed sealed & delivered 

In presence of us 
the word (Letter) being first 
interlined in y** 3*^ line from 
the Bottom of y^ page. 

Peter Boylston. 

Nathanael Boylston. 

Suffolk Ss Boston September 15, 1740. 
The within named M*" Isaac Royall personally Appearing 
before me the Subscriber one of His Majesty's Justices of the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 341 

Peace for the County aforesaid Acknowledged the within 
written Instrument to be liis Vohmtary Act and Deed. 

Jacob Royall Justice Peace. - 

The above is a true Copy from the Original! and recorded 

p me, 

Belcher Noyes. — 



Benning Wentworth Esq''^ confirmation of Benjamin Lar- 
rabee Esq""" Power to execute Deeds to the Setlers in Bruns- 
wick, & Topsham dated July 16, 1737. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Benning 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in I^ew England Esq"" and Governour of said Province: 

Sendeth Greeting 

Know yee that whereas I the said Benning Wentworth am 
one eighth part interested in a large Tract of Land in the 
County of York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England aforesaid commonly known by the Name of 
Pejepscot Purchase which I hold in partnership with Adam 
Winthrop & Job Lewis of Boston in New England Esqrs & 
Others which eighth part was originally the Share of John 
Ruck of said Boston Esq"", and whereas the said Adam Win- 
throp & others in order to bring forward the Settlement of 
two Townships (called Brunswick & Topsham) pursuant to 
the Original agreement of the whole partnership made in the 
Year 1715, did sometime since b}^ a Letter of Attorney bear- 
ing date July 16 1737, duly executed, Authorize & impower 
Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" Commander of Port George in said 
Brunsv/ick to admit Inhabitants, & to grant out Lotts of 
Land to them in each of said Townships & to pass Deeds of 



342 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

conveyance in the ISTame, & behalf of the Proprietors, and to 
receive payment for the same for which he was to account 
with the said Proprietors, which Letter of Attorney tho' 
signed by the other partners, was not signed by me being at 
that time in parts beyond Sea and the said Power of Attorney 
being putt upon Eecord in the County of York it is now be- 
come too late for me to execute the same. 

Know yee therefore that I the said Penning Wentworth 
being desirous y* Settlements should be brought forward as 
originally agreed and that the Conveyances of Lands to the 
Settlers should be authentic & indisputable Do by these 
Presents testify and declare my consent unto the said Power 
of Attorney executed to said Benjamin Larrabee as aforesaid, 
and to what has been acted thereupon, and do by this In- 
strument constitute & appoint the said Benjamin Larrabee 
to be my true & lawfull attorney for the ends & purposes 
aforesaid Viz* for gTanting Lands and making conveyances 
thereof within the said two Townships in like Manner as is 
more at large sett forth in the aforementioned Letter of At- 
torney exeucted by my other partners. Hereby for my self 
& my Heirs covenanting and agreeing to ratify and confirm 
what our said Attorney Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" has acted or 
shall lawfully act & do in the Premises. In Witness where- 
of I have hereunto sett my hand & Seal in Boston this Ninth 
day of December Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred 
& Forty one in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sov- 
ereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God King of 
Great Brittain &c 



B Wentworth & a Seal. 



Signed Sealed & Delivered 
In Presence of Us. 
Tho^ Parker 
Henry Gibbs 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 343 

Suffolk Ss Boston December 9*^ 1741. 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq"" personally ap- 
pearing acknowledged the within & above written Instru- 
ment to be his Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me 
^ Daniel Henchman Just : Pac : 

Dec"- ll''^ 1741. 

The above is a true Copy from the Originall recorded p me 

Belcher Noves. 



May 3, 1742 : 

William Skinner & Lydia his Wife Daughter of John 
Watts Esq"" Deceased, confirmation of Benjamin Larrabee 
Esq'^ power to Execute Deeds to the Setlers in Brunswick 
and Topsham dated July 16: 1737. 

Know all men by these presents that whereas William 
Skinner of Boston in the County of Suffolk & Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England Gentlemen & Lydia 
his wife, the said Lydia being one of the Daughters & Heirs 
of John Watts late of George Town in the County of York 
in the Province aforesaid Esq'' are interested in a large Tract 
of Land in said County of York commonly known by the 
Name of Pejepscott Purchase which they hold in partnership 
with Adam Winthrop & Job Lewis both of Boston aforesaid 
Esq'^ & Others, and Whereas the said Adam Winthrop & 
others in order to bring forward the settlement of two Town- 
ships the one called Brunswick the other Topsham pursuant 
to the Original agreement of the whole partnership made in 
the Year 1715, did sometime since by a Letter of Attorney 
bearing Date July 16 1737 (which Letter of Attorney was 
execiited in the behalf of the said Lydia by Caleb Richardson 
her Guardian she being at that time in her minority) author- 



344 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

ize & impower Benjamin Larrabee Esq"" Commander Fort 
George in said Brunswick to admitt inhabitants & to grant 
Lotts of Land to them in either of said Townships & to 
pass Deeds thereof in the 'Name and behalf of the proprietors 
& to receive payments for the same for w*"** he was to account 
with said Proprietors. 

Know Yee therefore that the said William & Lydia being 
desirous that Settlements should be brought forward as origi- 
nally agreed, & that the conveyances of Lands to the Settlers 
should be Authentick & indisputable do by these Presents 
testify & declare their consent to the said Power of Attorney 
executed to the said Benjamin as aforesaid and to what has 
been acted thereupon, and do hereby constitute & appoint the 
said Benjamin their true & lawfull Attorney for the purposes 
aforesaid Viz* for granting Lands & making Conveyances 
thereof within the said two Townships or either of them in 
like Manner, as is more at large sett forth in the aforemen- 
tioned Letter of Attorney, executed as aforesaid ; Hereby also 
for themselves & their Heirs covenanting & agreeing to ratify 
& Confirm what their said Attorney has acted or shall law- 
fully act in the premises. In Witness whereof they have 
hereunto sett their Hands & Seals this third day of May 

Anno Domini 1Y42. 

William Skinner & a Seal 

Lydia Skinner & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 
In presence of us 
William Lowder. 
Ann Lowder. 

Suffolk Ss Boston 3"^ May 1742. 
The withinnamed William Lowder personally appeared & 
made Oath that he was present & saw the within mentioned 
William Skinner & Lydia Skinner execute this Instrument 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 345 

as their Act & Deed & that He with Ann Lewder signed at 
the same time as Witnesses thereunto 

Before me 
Thomas Hubbard Just : Peace 

May 3, 1742. 

The above is a true Copy from the Original recorded p me 

Belcher Noyes 



The Proprietors Deed to Samuel White of Boston. 

May 12 1721. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come John 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Esq"" Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop & David 
Jeffries all of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Esq'"'' Stephen 
Minott & John Ruck both of Boston aforesaid Merchants and 
John Penhallow of George Town in the County of York Esq"" 
& Elizabeth his Wife, Executrix of the last Will of John 
Watts late of George Town afores"^ Esq'" deceased proprietors 
of Brunswick & Topsham &c on the one part, and Samuel 
White of Boston aforesaid Merchant on the other part Send 
Greeting. Know Yee that whereas there hath arisen some 
Dispute between the said Proprietors and the said Samuel 
Wliite touching a small tract of Land lying upon Mair point 
in Casco Bay, the said partys respectively deeming them- 
selves to have a Right & Title thereunto ; Therefore for Main- 
taining a good Friendship and Correspondence between them 
& in dependance on the said White's carrying on, as he has 
proposed good Improvements to the benefitting of the Settle- 
ments in those parts. It is mutually conceded and Agreed 



346 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

That there shall be sett off and laid out to the said Samuel 
White at his Charge in lieu of his and his Familys preten- 
sions, Fifty Acres of Land on Mair point to Ij on the East- 
erly side of a Run of Water which goes across Mair point 
Neck, provided the said Land (which is to run across the 
said Neck from Water to Water & to cutt the Neck at right 
Angles or the shortest way over) beginning at the Run of 
Water aforesaid and running Easterly till it make up Fifty 
Acres do not reach further Eastward or up the Bay on Merry- 
coneeg Side than the South westerly point of a large Cove, 
which runs into the Neck on that side over against a small 
Island lying next above Birch Island, But in case the said 
Fifty Acres shall upon Tryall be found to reach further 
Easterly than the abovementioned point of the said Cove, 
Then the said Fifty Acres to be taken up between Coll" 
Minots & M"" Wentworth's Lotts on that Neck, and it is fur- 
ther conceded that the small Island beforementioned lying 
next above Birch Island shall be & remain to the said Samuel 
White his heirs and assigns forever. And there are further 
granted to the Said Samuel White his heirs & assigns for- 
ever Two hundred Acres of Land in the Township of Bruns- 
wick and two hundred Acres more of Land in the Towmship 
of Topsham, some part of it to border upon the River, or Bay, 
in expectation that he will build upon the same & putt it 
under improvement in convenient time. The several par- 
cells of Land abovementioned to be surveyed & laid out at the 
Charge of said White. The said Samuel White also by these 
presents for himself & in behalf of the several descendents of 
his Grandfather M" Nicholas AVhite deceased, renouncing & 
for ever disclaiming all Right Title or pretensions to any 
Other Land at Mair point. In token of their Agreement to 
the abovementioned Articles the Respective parties have to 
these presents interchangeably sett their hands & Seals this 
Twelfth day of May Anno Domini 1721, in the seventh 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 347 

Year of the Reigii of his Majesty King George over Great 

Brittain. 

J : Wentworth & a Seal 

Tho^ Hutchinson & a Seal 

Adam Winthrop & a Seal 

Stephen Minott & a Seal 

David Jeffries & a Seal 

John Ruck & a Seal 

John Penhallow & a Seal 

Elizabeth Penhallow & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered 
by Mess""^ Hutchinson, Winthrop, 
Jeffries, Minott, & Ruck in 
presence of 

Howard Wybome. 

George Minott. 

Signed Sealed & delivered by the 
Honourable John Wentworth Esq"" 
In the presence of 

Edward Hutchinson 

Theo : Lillie 

Signed Sealed & dd by John Penhallow Esq"" 
& Elizabeth his Wife In presence of 

Tho: Selby. 

Richie Love. 

Suffolk Ss Boston December 26, 1Y32. 
Thomas Hutchinson, Adam Winthrop, & John Ruck Esq'^ 
personally Appeared & acknowledged the Instrument on the 
other side to be their Act & Deed 

Before me 

Edward Hutchinson Just. Pac: 



348 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

The above is a true Coppy from the Original Instrument 
& recorded by the Desire of the prop" 

By Belcher i^Toyes 

July S-^ 1742. 

Mem** The Counterpart to this Agreem' is supposed to 
be in the hands of Coll Minotts heirs who purchased the 50'' 
at Mare point. . . . 200'' laid out in Brunswick was pur- 
chased by M"" Hooton. . . . 200^* laid out in Topsham was 
purchased by Jonas Clark now ovmed by Ste Minott. . . . 



Proprietors Deed To Isaac Hall. 

Sept. 12, 1743 

To all People to whom these presents shall come Benning 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of ISTewhampshire 
in New England Esq"" Adam Winthrop, Joseph Wadsworth 
& Job Lewis Esq""^ John Fayrweather Esq"" & Hannah Fayr- 
weather Widdow Executors to the Last Will & Testament of 
Thomas Fayrweather deceased Henry Gibbs Brasier, Beleher 
Noyes Physician William Skinner & Lydia his Wife all of 
Boston in the County of Suffolk in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Isaac Eoyall of Charles- 
town in the County of Middlesex & in the Province aforesaid 
Gentleman Thomas Westbrook of Falmouth in the County of 
York in the province of Massachusetts Bay aforesaid Esq' & 
John Watts of George Town in the said County of York 
Gentleman. 

Send Greeting. 

Know yee that we the abovenamed do according to our 
Respective Shares & Interests for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of Five Shillings lawfull Money of New England to us 
in hand at & before the ensealing & delivery of these presents 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 349 

well and trulv paid by Isaac Hull of an Island called Sebasco 
degin in Casco bay Yeoman, and for other Valuable causes 
& considerations us thereunto moving; Have given granted, 
released, & confirmed, and by these presents do fully & freely 
Give, Grant, release, & confirm to the said Isaac Hall one 
hundred Acres of Land, situate lying & being upon the Island 
commonly called or known by the Xame of the Island Sebas- 
co-degin in Casco Bay in the County of York aforesaid in the 
N^ortherly part of said Island, said hundred Acres of Land 
is butted & bounded as follows, Viz' Beginning at a pine 
Tree marked on four Sides, said Pine Tree bears South 
Twenty degrees west from the South west end of an Island 
lying between Bombazeen Island, & the great Gurnett so 
called, & from said Pine Tree to run South fifteen degrees 
west one hundred & sixty Poles into the Land, thence West 
one hundred and twenty six poles to a Cove running into said 
Island, thence Northerlj^ by y" Shore to the aforesaid Pine 
Tree the Bounds first JMentioned as surveyed by James Scales 
according to tlie Plan thereof returned into our Clerks Office 
To Have and to Hold the said one hundred Acres of Land 
with all & Singular the Priviledges and appurtenances there- 
to belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said 
Isaac Hall his heirs & assigns forever. And we do hereby 
covenant & agree to warrant the same to the said Isaac Hall 
his heirs & assigns from us k each of us and our Heirs & 
from all & every person holding by from or under us or any 
of us. In Witness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands 
& Seals this Twelfth day of September Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred & Forty three in the Seventeenth 
year of His Majesties Reign 

Adam Winthrop for i/g & a Seal 

Joseph Wads worth for 1/24 & a Seal 
Job Lewis for i/g & a Seal 



350 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Henry Gibbs I for one & a Seal 

Belcher Xoves j Eighth. & a Seal 

W" Skinner & a Seal 

Lydia Skinner & a Seal 

John Watts. & a Seal 

John Fayrweather. & a Seal 

Hannah Fayrweather. & a Seal 

Isaac Koyall. & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered 
by "Winthrop, Wadsworth, 
Lewis, Gibbs & N^oyes n 
presence of us. 

Stephen Apthorp 

Edward Winslow Junior 

Sigiied Sealed & delivered 
by W" Skinner, & Lydia 
Skinner in presence of 

William Lowder. 

Benjamin Lowder. 

By John Watts In presence of 
Sam" Downe 
Edw^ Winslow Jun'' 

By John Fayrweather Esq*" & 
Hannah Fayrweather In presence of us 

Hannah Tolhnan 

Sarah Bradley ^ 

By Isaac Royall Esq' In presence of us 
Jeff. Johnson 
William Story. 

June 6, 1744 Acknowledged by John Watts Before 

Sam" Sewall Just Peace 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 351 

Sepf 24, 1747 Acknowledged by W" Skinner & his Wife 

Before 

Jonas Clarke Just: Peace. 

Sepf 24 1747 Acknowledged by John Fayrweather Esq"" 
& Hannah Fayrweather Before 

Dan" Henchman Just Pacis 

Sepf 26, 1747 Acknowledged by Isaac Royall Esq"" Before 

Anth° Stoddard Just Pacis 

Suffolk Ss Boston Sept^ 14 1743 
The withinnamed Adam Winthrop Joseph Wadsworth & 
Job Lewis Esq''^ Mess'"* Henry Gibbs & Belcher N'oyes per- 
sonally appearing acknowledged the within written Instru- 
ment to be their voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me 
Daniel Henchman Just: Pacis 

The above is a true Coppy taken from the Original, & /,, 

entred in this Book of Records for the said proprietors 

p Belcher !N^oyes. 



Proprietors Deed to Ehenezer Toothacre. 

Sept^ 12 : 1743. 
To all People to whom these Presents shall come, Penning 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Esq"" Adam Winthrop Joseph Wads- 
worth Job Lewis Esq""* John Fayrweather Esq'' & Hannah 
Fayrweather Widdow Exec" to the Last Will & Testament 
of Thomas Fayrweather deceased Henry Gibbs Brasier, 
Belcher ISToyes Physician William Skinner Gentleman & 
Lydia his Wife all of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the 
province of Massachusetts Bay in New England Isaac Royall 



352 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of Charlesto^^al iu the County of Middlesex, in the Province 
of Massachusetts Bay aforesaid Gentleman, Thomas West- 
brook of Falmouth in the County of York in said Massa- 
chusetts Province Esq"" And John Watts of George Town in 
the said County of York aforesaid Gentleman 

Send Greeting. 

Know yee that we the above named do according to our 
Eespective Shares & Interests for k in consideration of the 
sum of Five Shillings lawful! Money of New England to us 
in hand at and before the ensealing & delivery of these pres- 
ents well & truly paid by Ebenezer Toothacre of an Island 
called Sebasco degin in Casco-bay yeoman and for other val- 
uable causes & Considerations us thereunto moving; Have 
Given Granted released & confirmed, and by these presents 
do fully & freely Give Grant release k Confirm to the said 
Ebenezer Toothacre one hundred Acres of Land scituate 
lying & being upon the Island commonly called or known by 
the JSTame of the Island Sebasco degin in Casco-bay in the 
County of York aforesaid in the Northerly part of said 
Island, said hundred Acres of Land is butted k bounded as 
follows Viz' Beginning at a Pine Tree marked on y® four 
Sides & from thence running South fifteen degrees west one 
hundred & Sixty Rods there bordering upon Land granted to 
Isaac Hall then running y^ Same Course twenty Rods, then 
running East one hundred twenty three Rods, then running 
North Forty five Rods to the Shore and is bounded Easterly 
& Northerly by the Salt water, untill it comes to y^ aforesaid 
Pine Tree, first above mentioned as surveyed by James 
Scales according to the plan thereof returned into our Clerk's 
ofiice. To Have and to Hold the said one hundred Acres of 
Land with all & Singailar the Priviledges & Appurtenances 
thereto belonging or in any wise Appertaining unto him the 
said Ebenezer Toothacre his Heirs & assigns forever. And 
we do hereby covenant & agree to warrant the same to the 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 353 

said Ebenezer Toothacre his Heirs & Assigns from us & 
each of us & our Heirs & from all & every person holding by 
from or under ^^s or any of us. In Witness whereof we have 
hereunto sett our Hands & Seals this Twelfth day of Sep- 
tember Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & Forty 
three in the seventeenth Year of his Majesties Reigii 

Adam Winthro}? for l/g & a Seal 
Joseph Wadsworth 1/24 & a Seal 
Job Lewis % & a Seal 

Henry Gibbs | for & a Seal 

Belcher ISToyes j % & a Seal 

William Skinner | & a Seal 

Lydia Skinner j Vs ^ ^ Seal 
John Watts & a Seal 

John Fayrweather % & a Seal 
Hannah Fayrweather & a Seal 
Isaac Eoyall 1/8 & 2/3^' & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & dd by 
Winthrop Wadsworth Lewis 
Gibbs & I^oyes In presence of us 

Stephen Apthorpe. 

Edward Winslow Junior. 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

by W" Skinner & Lydia Skinner 

In presence of 

William Lowder 

Benj" Lowder 

By John Watts in presence of 
Sam^' Downe 
Edward Winslow Jun"" 

24 



354 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

By John & Hannah Fayrweather 
In presence of us. 

Sarah Bradley. 

Hannah Tollman 

By Isaac Eoyall Esq'" In presence of us 
Jeff: Johnson. 
William Story 

June 6 1744. Acknowledged by John Watts Before 

Samuel Sewall Just Peace 

Sepf 24 1747. Acknowledged by W" Skinner & his 

Wife before 

Jonas Clarke Just Peace 

Sepf 24 1747 Acknowledged by John Fayrweather Esq"" 
& Hannah Fayrweather, Before 

Dan" Henchman, Just Pacis 

Sepf 26 1747 Acknowledged by Isaac Koyall Esq"" Before 

Anth° Stoddard, Just Pacis. 

Suffolk Ss Boston September 14, 1743. 
The withinnamed Adam Winthrop Joseph Wadsworth & 
Jol) Lewis Mess""^ Henry Gibbs k Belcher iSToyes personally 
appearing acknowledged the within written Instrument to be 
their Voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me 
Daniel Henchman Just : Pacis. 

The above is a true Coppy taken from the Original & 
entred in this Book of Records for the said Proprietors 

P Belcher 'Rojes. 

Proprietors Deed to Richard Jaques. 
Sept. 14, 1743 

To all People to whom these presents shall come Benning 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of Xew Hamp- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 355 

shire in ]Srew Eugiand Esq"" Adam Winthrop Joseph Wads- 
worth & Job Lewis Esq'"^ John Fajrweather Esq'" & Hannah 
Eajrweather Widdow Executors to the Last Will & Testa- 
ment of Thomas Fayrweather deceased, Henry Gibbs 
Brasier Belcher ISToyes Physician, William Skinner Gentle- 
man & Lydia his Wife all of Boston in the County of Suffolk 
in the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in ^ew England 
Isaac Royall of Charlesto\\^l in the County of Middlesex & 
in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay afores^ Gentleman, 
Thomas Westbrook of Falmouth in y*' County of York in the 
Massachusetts Province aforesaid Esq"" & John Watts of 
George Tov/n in the said County of York Gent" 

Send Greeting. 

Know Yee that v/e the abovenamed do according to our 
Respective Shares & Interests for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of Five Shillings lawfull Money of New Eugiand to us 
in hand well & truly paid by Richard Jaques of ISTorth Yar- 
mouth in the County of York & province aforesaid Yeoman, 
& for other valuable Causes & Considerations us thereunto 
moving, Have Given, Granted, released, & Confirmed, And 
by these Presents do fully & freely Give, Grant, release, & 
Confirm to the said Richard Jaques One hundred Acres of 
Land Scituate lying & being on a certain Island commonly 
called or known by the JS'ame of Little Sebascodegin Island 
in Casco bay in the County of York & province of Massachu- 
setts Bay aforesaid ; said one hundred Acres of Land is 
butted & bounded as follows Viz* On the ISTorth East point 
of said Island, beginning at the head of the Cove running in 
the South east Side of said Island thence N^orthwest across 
the Neck of said Island to Merryconeeg River, thence North- 
easterly by the Shore to y^ upper point of s"^ Island thence 
round y^ point of y*' Cove & Northeasterly by the Shore to 
the head of the Cove the Bounds first mentioned so as to 
contain one hundred of Land & no more To Have and to 



356 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

Hold the said one hundred Acres of Land with all & Singu- 
lar the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereto belonging or 
in any wise appertaining unto him the said Richard Jaques 
his heirs & assigns forever: And we do hereby covenant & 
agree to Warrant the same to the said Richard Jaques his 
heirs & assigns from us & each of us & our Heirs & from all 
& every person holding by from or under us or any of us. 
In Witness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands & Seals 
this Fourteenth day of September Anno Domini One thou- 
sand seven hundred & Forty three in the Seventeenth Year 

of his Majesties Reign 

Adam Winthrop 1/8 & a Seal 

Joseph Wadsworth 1/24 & a Seal 



Job Lewis 1/8 


& a Seal 


Henry Gibbs | 


& a Seal 


Belcher Xoyes j 1/8 


& a Seal 


William Skinner 


& a Seal 


Lydia Skinner 


& a Seal 



Signed Sealed & dd by 
Winthrop, Wadsworth Lewis 
Gibbs & Noyes In presence of us 

Stephen Apthorp 

Edward Winslow Junior 

Signed Sealed & dd by W"" Skinner 
& Lydia Skinner In presence of 

William Lower 

Benjamin Lowder. 

100 acres on Little Sebascodegon Island — Viz IST. E. 
point of s^ Island beginning at the head of the Cove runing 
in on S. E. side of s'^ Island, thence N W. a Cross the Neck 
of s'^ Island to Mereconege River, thence N Easterly by the 
Shore to the upper point of s** Island thence Round the Point 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 357 

of the Cove, & North Easterly hy the Shore to the head of 
the Cove to the hounds first mentioned so as to include & 
contain one hundred Acres & no more. 

Suffolk Ss Boston September 14, 1743 
The withinnamed Adam Winthrop Joseph Wadsworth & 
Job Lewis Esq""^ Mess""^ Henry Gibbs & Belcher Noyes per- 
sonally appearing Acknowledged the within written Instru- 
ment to be their Voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me 
Daniel Henchman Just : Pacis 

The above is a true Coppy taken from the Original & 
entred in this Book of Records for the Said proprietors 

P Belcher Noyes 



Proprietors Deed To Henry Gibbs. 

March 3 : 1739. 

To all to whom these presents shall come Jacob Royall 
Esq"" as Executor to the Last Will & Testament of his Brother 
Isaac Royall Esq"" late of Charlestown deceased & Guardian 
to the Children of said Isaac Royall, Adam Winthrop Esq"" 
Joseph Wadsworth Esq"" Job Lewis Esq'' Hannah Fayr- 
weather Widdow of Thomas Fayrweather late of Boston de- 
ceased Belcher Noyes Physician Mather Byles Clerk & Aima 
his Wife Sarah Bridgham Widdow, Katharine Noyes Wid- 
dow Guardian to Oliver Noyes a Minor Lydia Watts Spinster 
all of Boston in the County of Suffolk & province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in JSTew England Thomas Westbrook Esq"" 
of Falmouth, John Watts of George Town Merchant in the 
County of York & province aforesaid; and Banning Went- 



358 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

worth Esq"" of Portsmouth in the Province of New-Hamp- 
shire in New England 

Send Greeting. 
Know Yee, That we the said Koyall, Winthrop, Wads- 
worth Lewis Fayrweather, Noyes, Byles & Anna his Wife 
Bridgham, jSToyes, Watts, Westbrook, Watts, and Wentworth 
for and in Consideration of the good Services performed and 
to be performed to our Propriety by Henry Gibbs of Boston 
aforesaid, and in consideration of Five Shillings Sterling to 
us in hand paid by said Henry Gibbs the receipt whereof we 
do hereby Acknowledge, Have given, granted conveyed and 
assigned and do by these presents give, grant convey and 
assign to the said Henry Gibbs Two hundred Acres of Land 
scituate lying & being upon a Neck of Land in Casco-bay in 
the County of York commonly known by the Name of Merry- 
coneeg Neck said two hundred Acres lying at the Southerly 
End of said Neck being the Southeast Prong of said neck 
containing five hundred and Eighty poles in length bounded 
North east by a Divisional Line dividing said Land from 
other Land belonging to the Propriety there measuring two 
hundred & twenty poles, & on all other sides by the Sea, as 
appears by a plan of said two hundred Acres hereto annexed 
Together with all Woods, underwoods, priviledges & appur- 
tenances thereto belonging to him the said Henry Gibbs his 
heirs & assigns forever. To Have and to Hold the said Two 
hundred Acres of Land with the priviledges & appurtenances 
to him and his heirs & assigns forever; And we do hereby 
covenant '& agree so far as we are respectively interested in 
said Land to warrant & defend the same to the said Henry 
Gibbs his heirs & assigns against the Claims k Demands of 
our respective Heirs & all holding by from or under us. In 
Testimony whereof we the abovenamed according to our re- 
spective Shares & Interest have hereunto sett our hands & 
Seals third day of March in the Year of our Lord one thou- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 359 

sand seven hundred & Thirty Nine in the Thirteenth Year 

of the ReigTi of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King 

of Great Brittain. 

Jacob Royall Exec'" & a Seal 

Adam Winthrop & a Seal 

Joseph Wadsworth & a Seal 

Job Lewis, & a Seal 

Belcher Nojes, & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered by 

Royall, Winthrop, Wadsworth 

Lewis & Noyes In presence of 

Benjamin Parker 

John Ashe. 

Katharine Noyes & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered by 

Katharine Noyes In presence of us 

David Jeffries Jun"" 

Rebecca Oliver 

Hannah Faj^rweather & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered by 

Hannar Fayrweather In presence of us 

Sam" Fayrweather 

Elizabeth Hall. 

John Watts & a Seal 

Witnesses to John Watts. Viz' 

Cornelius Soul. 

Joshua Williams 

Tho« Westbrook & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & dd by 

Tho^ Westbrook In presence of us 

Charles Frost, 

Joanna Frost 

Anna Byles & a Seal 

Sarah Bridgham & a Seal 



360 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Signed Sealed & dd by Anna Byles 

& Sarah Bridgham In presence of us, 

Thomas Boylston 

Nath" Boylston 

Lydia Watts & a Seal 

Signed sealed & dd by Lydia Watts 
In presence of us 

Moses Bass 

W" Skinner 

I Benning Wentworth do allow & confirm the above In- 
strument. B Wentworth & a Seal. 

Suffolk Ss. Boston Dec' 8, 1741. 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq"" personally ap- 
peared & acknowledged the aforewritten Instrument to be 

his free Act & Deed. 

Before me 

John Ruck Just Peace. 

Suffolk Ss Boston March 8, 1739/40 

The within named Jacob Royall Adam Winthrop Joseph 
Wadsworth, Job Lewis & Belcher Noyes personally appear- 
ing Acknowledged the within written Instrument to be their 
Act & Deed. Before me, 

Joshua Chever Just: Peace 

Suffolk Ss Boston April 2' 1740. 
M""^ Katharine ISToyes acknowledged the within written In- 
strum* by her executed to be her Act & Deed 

Before me, 

Jacob Wendell Just. Peace 

Suffolk Ss Boston May 6 1740. 
M""^ Hannah Fayrweather appeared & Acknowledged the 
Instrument by her signed on the other Side to be her free 
Act & Deed. Before me, 

John Fayrweather Just Peace. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 361 

York Ss May 12, 1740. 
M"" John Watts personally appeared & acknowledged the 
within Instrument to be his Act & Deed. 

Before me, 

Samuel Denny Just Peace 

York Ss May 19, 1740. 
Then Thomas Westbrook Esq"" acknowledged that he signed 
& Executed the within Instrument as his free Act & Deed 
(being signed as Witnesses) at the same time by Charles 
Frost & Joanna Frost. Coram 

Cha : Frost Just Peace. 

Suffolk Ss Boston June 9, 1740. 
Then Anna Byles & Sarah Bridgham appeared & acknowl- 
edged y® Instrument by them signed on the Other Side to be 

their free Act & Deed 

Before me, 

Tho^ Hubbard Just peace. 

Suffolk Ss Boston March 28, 1741. 
Then personally appeared the aforementioned Lydia Watts 
& acknowledged the aforewritten Instrument by her executed 
to be her Voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me, 

Samuel Welles Just Pacis 

The above written Deed executed to M"" Henry Gibbs is a 
true Copy as compared with the Original & recorded in this 
Book of Records for the said proprietors. 

P Belcher Noyes. 



M'' Isaac Royalls Deed To Henry Oibbs. 
Feb : 3, 1740. 

To all People to whom these presents shall come Isaac 
Royall of Charlestown in y^ County of Middlesex in the 



362 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Gentle- 
man send Greeting 

Know Yee That I the said Isaac Royall for & in considera- 
tion of the Good Service performed to our propriety by our 
Partner Henry Gibbs of Boston in the County of Suffolk in 
the Province aforesaid Brazier and in Consideration of Five 
Shillings Sterling to me in hand paid by said Henry Gibbs 
the Keceipt whereof I do hereby Acknowledge Have given 
granted conveyed & assigned & Do by these Presents Give 
Grant Convey & Assign to the said Henry Gibbs Two hun- 
dred Acres of Land scituate lying & being upon a Neck of 
Land in Casco-Bay in the County of York commonly known 
by y^ Name of Merrj^coneeg Neck, Said Two hundred Acres 
lying at the Southerly end of said Neck being the South east 
Prong of said Neck containing Five hundred & Eighty poles 
in Length bounded North east by y*" Land, by a Divisional 
Line dividing said Land from other Land belonging to the 
propriety there measuring Two hundred & Twenty poles & 
on all other Sides is bounded by the Sea (as appears by a 
Plan of the same annexed to the Deed made by my other 
partners to said Gibbs bearing date the third day of March 
1739.) Together with all woods Under woods priviledges & 
appurtenances thereto belonging to him the said Henry Gibbs 
his heirs & assigns forever. To Have and to Hold the said 
Two hundred Acres of Land with the Priviledges & Appur- 
tenances to him & his heirs & assigns forever, and I do here- 
by covenant and agree so far as I am respectively interested 
in said Land to warrant & Defend the same to the said Henry 
Gibbs his heirs & assigns, and holding b}^ from or under me. 
In Testimony whereof I the abovenamed Isaac Eoyall ac- 
cording to my Kespective Share & Interest have hereunto sett 
my hand & Seal this Third day of February in the Year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Forty in the Four- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 363 

teentli year of the Keigii of our Sovereign Lord George the 
Second King of Great Brittain &c. 

Isaac Royall & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & dd In presence of us 
Joseph Royall 
Rebecca Kennedy. 

Suffolk Ss Boston Feb^ G, 1740/1. 
M"" Isaac Royall appeared before me the Subscriber one of 
his Majesties Justices of y'' peace & acknowledged the above 
Instrument to be his Voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me 

Jacob Royall J P^ — 

Attest Jer. Moulton Reg^ 
The above written Deed is a true Coppy from the Original 
& compared with the Original & recorded at y" desire of M"" 
Henry Gibbs 

P Belcher Noves 



Assignment of Sebasco-degm Island. 

Dec'" 21, 1741. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Penning 
Wentworth of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Esq"" & Governour of said Province 
Adam Winthrop Joseph Wadsworth & Job Lewis Esq""^ 
Henry Gibbs Brasier Belcher Noyes Physician Oliver ISToyes 
Merchant John Fayrweather Esq"" & Hannah Fayrweather 
Widdow as Executors to the Last Will & Testament of 
Thomas Fayrweather late of Boston deceased Lydia Watts 
Spinster all of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay In New England, Isaac Royall of 



364 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Charlestown in the County of Middlesex & Province afore- 
said Gentleman, Thomas Westbrook of Falmouth in the 
County of York & Province aforesaid Esq"" John Watts of 
George Town in said County of York & Province aforesaid 
Gentleman. Send Greeting 

Know Yee, that whereas the Honourable John Wentworth 
Esq"" Adam Winthrop Thomas Hutchinson David Jeffries 
Oliver ISToyes Stephen Minott John Euck & John Watts 
Esq" did in the Year 1714 purchase a considerable Tract of 
Land within the County of York in New England aforesaid 
called by the ISTame of Pejepscott as p Deed on Kecord in the 
County of York reference thereto being had may more fully 
& at large appear. And the abovenamed John Wentworth 
Esq"" with the rest of the Proprietors did lay out to themselves 
& their Heirs respectively Two Farms to be to each of their 
Partners & to be held by them in Severalty & did accordingly 
assign their first Divisional Lotts to front Southerly on 
Merrymeeting Bay Swan Island & Mair-point being likewise 
appropriated to compleat their said first Division, and their 
second Divisionall Lotts were laid out in Sagadehoc River 
beginning at the Northern or uppermost side of a small 
River which lyes right over against M"" Watts Brick house at 
Arrowsick Island & runs westerly into the Land across said 
Neck, Each Lott to run up the River three quarters of a Mile 
in Front upon a direct Line as p their Deed of Partition 
bearing date December 31, 1719 on record may more fully 
& at large appear: And whereas it happens that the said 
second Divisional Lotts assigned to the said Thomas Hutchin- 
son David Jeffries Oliver Noyes & John Watts their other 
Partners interfere with the claims of others and liable to 
controversy in the Law, and no Prospect of obtaining any 
Benefitt by Vertue of said assignment, and Provision being 
made in such Case either to compound Jointly or otherwise 
to defend & secure the same in course of law at their Joint 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 365 

Charge unto the said Grantee his heirs & assigns or in failure 
thereof to appropriate or assign unto him & his heirs an 
equivalent for the Land so recovered from him in some other 
part of their Purchase as by a Mutual Agreement under the 
Hands & Seals of all the Partners bearing date September 
4'*' 1716 duly executed & on Kecord may more fully & at 
large appear. And inasmuch as the second divisional Letts 
assigned unto the said John Wentworth Adam Winthrop 
Stephen Minott & John Ruck are held by tneir respective 
heirs & assigns in quiet & peaceable possession to their great 
Advantage & Benefitt to which the other Proprietors have 
contributed in order thereto, and the Heirs and assigns of 
said Thomas Hutchinson David Jeffries Oliver ISToyes & 
John Watts have reaped no Benefitt, nor are they like to en- 
joy their said Divisional Letts, by reason of those second 
Divisional Lotts falling within the antient Claims of others. 
In Order therefore that equal Justice may be done to the 
Heirs & assigns of said Thomas Hutchinson David Jeffries 
Oliver Noyes & John Watts and in due Regard to said Cove- 
nant & Obligation We the abovenamed the now present 
Proprietors Do by these Presents assign over convey & con- 
firm unto the Heirs & assigns of the said Thomas Hutchin- 
son David Jeffries Oliver ISToyes & John Watts and to their 
Respective heirs & assigns forever to be held by them in 
Severalty; a Certain Island within our Purchase lying in 
Casco-bay in the County of York & Province aforesaid on the 
Easterly side of Merryconeeg ISTeck, which Island is com- 
monly Known by the Name of Great Sebasco degin Island 
alias Shapleigh Island being formerly purchased of the 
Heirs of Major Nicholas Shapleigh be the same more or less. 
Together with all the Marshes Woods, & all other Profitts & 
Priviledges to the said Island or any part thereof belonging 
or in any wise Appertaining. To Have and to Hold the said 
Island of Sebasco degin alias Shapleighs Island unto them 



366 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

& their respective Heirs k assigns according to their Just 
Proportions & Shares as an Equivalent for the Second divi- 
sional Lotts assigned to said Thomas Hutchinson David 
Jeffries Oliver I^oj^es & John Watts And we do hereby 
mutually covenant & oblige our Selves our Heirs Executors 
& administrators to warrant & defend the said granted 
Premises unto the respective Partys their Heirs & assigns 
forever according to said Covenant on Record. In Testi- 
mony whereof we have hereunto sett our Hands & Seals this 
Twenty first day of December Anno Domini one thousand 
seven hundred & Forty one in the Fifteenth of the Reign of 
our Sovereign Lord King George the Second. 

Joseph Wadsworth & a Seal 

John Fayrweather & a Seal 

Hannah Fayrweather & a Seal 

Job Lewis & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

by His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq"" 

In presence of us 

Henry Gibbs & a Seal 

Belcher Noyes & a Seal 

Oliver N'oyes & a Seal 

Isaac Royall & a Seal 

Lydia Watts & a Seal 

John Watts & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered 
by Joseph Wadsworth John Fayrweather 
Hannah Fayrweather Job Lewis Belcher 
IToyes, Henry Gibbs & Oliver N"oyes In 
presence of us. 

Caleb L_)naan 

Lemuel Gowen 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 367 

Signed Sealed and delivered by Isaac Royall In presence 
of us 

Simon Tufts William Grigg. 

SigTied Sealed & delivered by Lydia Watts In presence 
of us 

William Lowder William Skinner 

Signed Sealed *S: delivered by John Watts In presence of us 
Bartli" Gidney John Greenleaf. 

Suffolk Ss Boston December 21, 1741. 
Then John Fayrweather Joseph Wadsworth Job Leveis 
Esq""^ Belcher ISToyes Henry Gibbs Oliver ISToyes and Hannah 
Fayrweather j^ersonally appeared & acknowledged y^ within 
written Instrument to be their voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me, 

Caleb Lyman Just : Peace. 

Middlesex Ss Charlestown January 11, 1741 
Then M"" Isaac Royall personally Appeared & Acknowl- 
edged the within written Instrument to be his Voluntary 
Act & Deed Before me 

Simon Tufts Just: Paci^ 

Suffolk Ss Boston January 16, 1741. 
Then M""^ Lydia Watts personally Appeared & Acknowl- 
edged the within written Instrument to be her free Act & 
Deed Before me 

Caleb Lyman Just Peace. 

Suffolk Ss Boston April 20, 1742 
Then M"" John Watts appeared & acknowledged the within 
written Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 

Before me 

Caleb Lyman Just Peace. 



368 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

The above written Instrument is a true Coppy from the 

Original & is recorded in this Book of Kecords for the said 

Proprietors. 

P Belcher Noyes. 

del the original to Sam" Hinckley to record in the County 
of York, received y^ same from York & putt on file. 
Aug. 9, 1749. 

Att a Meeting of a Number of the Proprietors of Pejep- 
scott Lands on Wednesday August 9, 1749. 

Present 
Joseph Wadsworth Esq"" 1/3 of 1/8 
Job Lewis Esq"" 1/8. 

Isaac Eoyall Esq"" 1/8 of 2/3 

Cap' John Watts 1/2 of 1/8 

M"- William Skinner 1/4 of 1/8 

D-- Belcher Noyes 2/5 of 1/8. 

What is here entred was agreed to and Concluded on by the 
said Proprietors. 

Whereas Coll : Joseph Heath was formerly Agent for the 
Proprietors of Brunswick & Topsham & by their Order did 
sign a Number of printed Deeds to the Setlers in said Bruns- 
wick & Topsham, on certain Conditions of Settlement, & for 
the payment of Five pounds money, which Deeds are to be 
esteemed good to the possessors of them, but inasmuch as they 
have not paid said sum to this day. And Whereas Mess" 
Belcher Noyes & William Skinner are impowered to go down 
to the Eastern parts ; We the Subscribers Proprietors of said 
Brunswick & Topsham do hereby authorize & impower said 
Noyes & Skinner to receive of those Setlers at Topsham, who 
are possessed of said Deeds signed by Joseph Heath, the said 
Sum of Five pounds, and in Consideration our Currency is 
so depreciated, We direct that they now pay Thirty pounds 
old tenor, unto said Noyes & Skinner and their receit shall 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 369 

be a Dischariie in full to the possessors of said Deeds. Wit- 
ness our Hands the Day and Year abovewritten. 

NB Said Skinner & JSToyes to be Accountable to the pro- 
prietors of Topsham for the same. 

Signed by 
Job Lewis. 

Joseph Wadsworth, for the 
part he's propriety of. 
John Watts. — 
Isaac Eoyall 

Entred & Recorded. 

P Belcher ISToyes. 

Tho'^ Gyles's Deed of Qu'itt Claim. 

Aug' 15, 1727. 

To all People unto whom these presents shall come, 
Thomas Gyles Ferryman, John Gyles Gent°, Mary Brewer 
Widdow and Jonas Webber Lawyer and Margarett his Wife 
all of Boston in the County of Suffolk in ISTew England 
(which said Thomas and John Gyles are Sons & Mary and 
Margarett are the Daughters of Thomas Gyles late of Pem- 
maquid in ISTew England Yeoman deceased) Send Greeting 

Know Yee, That in consideration that Adam Winthrop k 
Stephen Minott both of said Boston Esq""^ a Committee in 
behalf of the Pejepscott Company so called, have delivered 
sett off, and Quittclaimed to us, Two Tracts or parcells of 
Land on Merrymeeting Bay, Viz' Sixty Acres on the point 
where our Fathers House stood and Five hundred & fifteen 
Acres on Cathance point, so called, over against it as an 
Equivalent for our said Father's right in the Neck of Land 
on Muddy river point, & all other Lands of our said Father, 
lying in the To^\alship of Topsham We the said Thomas 

25 



370 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Gjles, John Gyles, Mary Brewer, Jonas & Margarett Web- 
ber in consideration of the premisses, and for divers other 
good Causes us thereunto moving, Have Given Granted Sold, 
remised, released & Quittclaimed, And by these presents Do 
fully, freely, & absolutely remise release give, grant sell. 
Quitclaim unto the said Adam Winthrop & Stephen Minott a 
Committee as aforesaid, for the Use of themselves & the rest 
of the Pejepscott Company, and to their Heirs and Assigns 
forever, All our, and Each of our Kight Title Interest Shares 
& proportions of in and to all the other Lands in the Town- 
ship of Topsham aforesaid, which was the Estate of our said 
Father Thomas Gyles, and whereof he dyed seized & par- 
ticularly the l^eck of Land on Muddy river point aforesaid. 
To Have and to Hold the said granted & released Land and 
premisses with the Appurtenances unto the said Adam Win- 
throp, Stephen Minott and the rest of the Pejepscott Com- 
pany, and to their Heirs & Assigns forever. To their only 
sole and proper Use Benefitt and Behoof forever so that of 
and from all Right, Estate, Title, Interest property, reclaim, 
Challenge or demand to be by us the said Thomas Gyles, 
John Gyles, ]\Iary Brewer, Jonas Webber, & Margarett his 
Wife, had made, or claimed of in or to the said granted & 
released Land, & premisses We & each & Every of us & our 
heirs shall & will be excluded & forever be barred therefrom, 
by force and Vertue of these presents. Witness our hands 
& Seals hereunto putt this fifteenth day of August Anno 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & Twenty seven. — 

Thomas Gyles & a Seal 
John Gyles & a Seal 

her 

Mary X Brewer & a Seal 

mark 

Jonas Webber & a Seal 

her 

Margaret X Webber & a Seal 

mark 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 371 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of 
Thomas Welsh 
Joseph Heath 

Suffolk Ss Boston August 21, 1727. 

Thomas Gyles, John Gyles, Mary Brewer, Jonas Webber, 
& Margaret Webber, Appearing Acknowledged the above In- 
strument to be their Act & Deed. 

Before me, 

Habijah Savage Just: Pacis. 

Entred & Recorded from the Original. 

P Belcher Noyes. 



Quitclaim from Sam'^ YorJce. 

June 30, 1721. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come Samuel 
York of Ipswich in the County of Essex in the Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay Shoreman Sendeth Greeting. 

Know yee That I the said Samuel York Administrator to 
the Estate of my Father Samuel York late of Gloucester in 
the County aforesaid deceased in Consideration of three hun- 
dred Acres of Land granted to me & the Descendants of my 
Father by Adam Winthrop Esq"" and Stephen Minott Mer- 
chant both of Boston in the County of Suffolk in the Province 
aforesaid as by their Deed of this date reference thereunto 
being had will more fully Appear. Have released and quit- 
claimed & Do b}^ these Presents For my Self and the other 
Descendants of my said Father freely «& fully release & quit- 
claim to the said Adam Winthrop & Stephen Minott & their 
Partners proprietors of Land at Brunswick and Topsham 
All right Title and Pretension to the Lands at a place now 
called Topsham where my said Father formerly dwelt or any 



372 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Lands in the Propriety of said Winthrop, Minott and part- 
ners. As Witness my Hand & Seal in Boston this thirtieth 
day of June Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 

Twenty one. — 

Sam" Yorke and a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & dd in presence of 
Adam Winthrop Jun"" 
James Minott — 

Suffolk Ss Boston April 12 1731. 
The abovenamed Samuel York personally Appearing 
Acknowledged the above written Instrument to be his Vol- 
untary Act & Deed. 

Before me 

John Ballantine Just : Pacis 

Entred & recorded from the Original. 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop"" Clerk 

rec'd of G. Minott OctoV 1^': 1755. 



Winthrop & Minotts Deed to Sam'''' Yorke. 

June 13 : 1721. 

Whereas Samuel York did heretofore Possess & Inhabit 
some Land fronting upon Merrymeeting Baj^ at a Place now 
called Topsham, and Whereas Samuel York of Ipswich in 
the County of Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in Kew-England Shoreman has in Behalf of himself &; 
his Brethren Descendants from Samuel York first above- 
named signed an Instrument of Quittclaim of said Lands 
unto John Wentworth Thomas Hutchinson Esq" & others 
their Partners Proprietors of Lands at Brunswick, Topsham 
&c releasing & disclaiming any Eight or Pretension to Lands 
in those parts in consideration thereof We Adam Winthrop 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 373 

Esq"" &• Stephen Minott Merch* both of Boston in the County 
of Suffolk in the Province aforesaid Two of the Partners 
above mentioned being authorized thereunto Do for our 
Selves & all Partners grant unto him the said Sam'' Yorke 
& the Descendants of his Father Samuel Yorke deceased to 
them their Heirs & Assigns forever; Three Lotts of Land 
containing One hundred Acres in each Lott within the Town- 
ship of Topsham fronting on Merrymeeting Bay to be taken 
up on their behalf by Capt' John Gyles, & Lieuten* Joseph 
Heath in any Lotts not already taken up as near as may be 
to the Place where his Father Sam" Yorke dwelt. As Wit- 
ness our Hands & Seals in Boston this thirteenth day of June 
Anno Domini seventeen hundred & Twenty one 

Adam Winthrop, & a Seal 
Stephen Minott, & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In presence of. 
(the above Interlinement being first made.) 

Adam Winthrop Junior 

James Minott. 

Suffolk Ss Boston April 12 1731. The within named 
Adam Winthrop & Stephen Minott Esq""^ personally Appear- 
ing acknowledged the within Instrument to be their Volun- 
tary Act & Deed 

Before me 

John Ballantine Justice Peace, 

A true Copy from the Original received May 12 1731. 
Attest Joseph Moody Register. 
Entred & recorded from an Attested Copy 

P Belcher Noyes Prop" Clerk. 

In Consequence of this Deed one Benj"" Thomas cheated 
the Prop"" out of 900 Acres of Land, who had Sold it to 
Joseph Denison Esq. and John Robinson laid out 500" who 
had no Right so to do & sold it to WinchoU & Staples 



374 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

Deed to Adam Hunter, Nov'' 10, 1753. 

Nov"" 12 1753. 

deed dd— Dec-- 9, 1755. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come Henry 
Gibbs of Newtown in the County of Middlesex & Province of 
the Massachusetts bay in New England Esq"" William 
Skinner Gentleman & Belcher Noyes Physician both of Bos- 
ton in the County of Suffolk & Province aforesaid, a Com- 
mittee of the Proprietors of the To\^^lship of Brunswick, & 
Topsham in the County of York & Province aforesaid 

Send Greeting. 

Whereas Adam Hunter of Topsham aforesaid in the Year 
1718, did take up two Lotts in said Towmship containing one 
hundred Acres in each Lott in right of said Proprietors of 
Topsham upon the Conditions following Viz' That he should 
pay for each of the said Lotts the Sum of Five pounds in 
Money on demand & build a dwelling house on each of the 
said Lotts within two Years from said time, & dwell thereon 
for the Space of three Years, which Conditions when ful- 
filled, the said Lotts were to be conveyed to him his heirs and 
Assigns forever ; the Conditions aforesaid excepting the pay- 
ments of the Money aforesaid, have been performed by the 
said Hunter to the Satisfaction of the proprietors. 

Now Know Yee, That we the said Henry Gibbs, William 
Skinner, & Belcher Noyes a Committee of the Proprietors 
aforesaid, in pursuance of a Vote of said Proprietors passed 
at their Meeting held on March 31^' 1752 duly warned ac- 
cording to Law did Appoint & Authorize us the said Henry 
Gibbs, William Skinner & Belcher Noyes to execute good & 
lawfull Deeds to the Setlers in said Topsham of their re- 
spective Lotts on behalf of this Propriety as may more fully 
appear by said Vote on Kecord in the Proprietors Book 
reference thereunto being had; for and in Consideration of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 375 

the Sum of Eight pounds lawfull Money of said Province to 
us in hand well and truly paid by the said Adam Hunter in 
behalf of said Proprietors the receit whereof we do Acknowl- 
edge, and do hereby discharge the said Adam Hunter his 
heirs, & assigns from any further Demand to be made by the 
Proprietors of said Topsham, Do by these Presents Convey 
Confirm & assign unto him the said Adam Hunter his heirs 
& assigns forever the aforesaid Lotts containing Two hun- 
dred Acres of Land within the said Township of Topsham 
bounded & described as follows ; Viz* fronting Southeast on 
Pejepscott River so called thereto measure Fifty rods to hold 
the same Breadth till the Quantity of two hundred Acres 
be compleated, bounding Northeast on Land of Richard 
Crain dec'd and Southwest on Land of said Proprietors, so as 
to comprehend two hundred Acres & no more Together with 
all & Singular the Privileges, Appurtenances, & Commodities 
to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining To Have 
and to Hold the said granted & bargained premisses, with all 
& Singular the Privileges & Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing unto him the said Adam Hunter his Heirs and Assigns 
forever To his and their only proper Use Benefitt & Behoof 
And we the said Henry Gibbs William Skinner & Belcher 
Noyes in our Capacity aforesaid by vertue of the above vote 
of the Proprietors of said Topsham do hereby covenant & 
agree to Warrant Confirm & defend them in the Possession 
of the Premises against the lawful Claims of all Persons 
whatsoever. In Witness whereof We the said Henry Gibbs 
William Skinner & Belcher Noyes in behalf of said Pro- 
prietors have hereunto Sett our hands & Seals this — Tenth 
Day of November Anno Domini 1753 in the Twenty seventh 
Year of His Majesty's Reign 

Henry Gibbs & a Seal 
William Skinner & a Seal 
Belcher Noves & a Seal 



376 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

Signed Sealed & dd In presence of us. 
Jonas Clarke 
John Moffatt 

Suffolk Ss Boston Nov^ 12^*' 1753. 
Then Henry Gibbs Esq"" Mess'' William Skinner & Belcher 
]^oyes personally appearing Acknowledged this Instrument 
to be their Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me 

Jonas Clarke Justice Peace. 

A True Copy examined & recorded 

P Belcher Noyes Prop"" Clerk 



Deed to W" Reed. 

Nov"- 13 : 1753. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Henry 
Gibbs of IsTewtown in the County of Middlesex, & Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Esquire, William 
Skinner Esq"" and Belcher ISToyes Physician, both of Boston 
in the County of Suffolk, <fe Province aforesaid ; a Committee 
of the Proprietors of the Townships of Brunswick & Tops- 
ham in the County of York & Province aforesaid. 

Send Greeting. 

Know yee. That we the said Henry Gibbs, William 
Skinner, and Belcher Noyes, in pursuance of a Vote passed 
at a Meeting of the Proprietors of Brunswick and Topsham 
aforesaid held on March 31 1752, duly warned according to 
Law, did Appoint and Authorize us the said Henry Gibbs, 
William Skinner, and Belcher Noyes to execute good & law- 
full Deeds to the Setlers in said Topsham of their respective 
Lotts on behalf of this Propriety as may more fully appear 
by said Vote on Record in the Proprietor's Book reference 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 377 

thereunto being had, For and in consideration of the Sum of 
Twenty one pounds six Shillings & eight pence, lawfull 
Money of said Province to us in hand well and truly paid by 
William Reed of said Topsham Yeoman in behalf of said 
Proprietors the receit whereof we do hereby acknowledge and 
do hereby discharge the said William Reed his heirs & As- 
signs from any further Demand to be made by the Proprie- 
tors of said Topsham : Do by these Presents convey confirm 
and assign unto him the aaid William Reed his heirs & as- 
signs forever Three Lotts of Land within the said Township 
of Topsham containing in the whole Three hundred Acres 
bounded and described as follows Viz* Northeast on Land 
formerly sold to John Gyles Esq"" being Lott Number One, 
fronting Southeast on Merrymeeting Bay so called to 
measure Seventy five rods and to hold the same Breadth so 
as to compleat the Quantity of said Three hundred Acres & 
no more, bounded Southwest on Lott Number Five. The 
said Lotts are known by the Numbers Two, Three, and Four, 
as formerly laid out by this Propriety Together with all and 
Singular the Priviledges & Appurtenances to the same be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining To Have and to Hold 
the said Three Lotts of Land with all and Sing-ular the Privi- 
ledges and Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him the 
said William Reed his heirs & Assigns forever. To his and 
their only proper use Benefitt and Behoof. And we the said 
Henry Gibbs, William Skinner, and Belcher Noyes in our 
Capacity aforesaid by Vertue of the above Vote of the Pro- 
prietors of said Topsham do hereby covenant and Agree to 
and with the said William Reed his heirs and Assgins to 
warrant confirm and defend them in the Possession of the 
Premisses against the lawfull Claims of all Persons whatso- 
ever. In Witness whereof we the said Henry Gibbs William 
Skinner & Belcher Noyes have hereunto sett out hands & 
Seals this thirteenth day of November Anno Domini One 



378 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

thousand seven hundred fifty three, in the Twenty seventh 

Year of His Majestys Reign. 

Henry Gibbs & a Seal 

W" Skinner & a Seal 

Belcher l^oxes & a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us. 
Jonas Clarke 
W" Maccarty. 

Suffolk Ss Boston June 19 1754. 

Then Henry Gibbs William Skinner Esq" & Belcher 
Noyes personally appeared & acknowledged this Instrument 
to be their Act & Deed 

Before me 

Jonas Clarke Justice Peace. 

A True Copy examined and recorded. 

P Belcher ISToyes, Prop"^^ Clerk. 



Deed to R^ Knowles. 

May 8, 1755. 

(Four penny Stamp.) 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come Henry 
Gibbs of Newtown in the County of ^Middlesex and Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Esq"" William 
Skinner Esq"" and Belcher Noyes Physician both of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk and Province aforesaid : a Committee 
of the Proprietors of the Township of Topsham in the 
County of York & Province aforesaid Send Greeting. — ■ 

Know Yee, That we the said Henry Gibbs, William 
Skinner and Belcher Noyes in pursuance of a Vote passed 
at a meeting of the Proprietors of said Township of Topsham 
held at Boston on the Thirty first day of March x\nno Domini 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 379 

one thousand seven hundred fifty two duly warned according 
to Law did appoint and Authorize us the said Henry Gibbs 
William Skinner & Belcher ISToyes to execute good and Lav/- 
full Deeds to the Setlers in said Topsham of their respective 
Lotts on hebalf of this Propriety as may more fully Appear 
by said Vote on Record in the Proprietors Book reference 
thereunto being had : For and in consideration of the Sum of 
Twenty six pounds thirteen Shillings and four pence lawfull 
money of said Province to us in hand well and truly paid by 
Richard Knowles of said Topsham Yeoman, on behalf of said 
Proprietors the receit whereof we do hereby acknowledge and 
accordingly discharge the said Richard Knowles his heirs and 
assigns from any further Demand to be made by the Pro- 
prietors of said Topsham, Do by these presents convey 
assign and confirm unto him the said Richard Knowles his 
heirs and assigns forever. Two Lotts of Land within the 
said Township of Topsham being known by the Numbers 
Eight and Nine to contain one hundred Acres in each Lott, 
making in the whole Two hundred Acres, bounded and ae- 
scribed as follows Viz' Northeasterly on Land now belonging 
to James Beveridge, fronting on Merrymeeting Bay Fifty 
rods, and Southwesterly on Lott Number Ten belonging to 
the Proprietors aforesaid to run back and hold the same 
breadth so as to compleat the Quantity of Two hundred 
Acres and no more according to the Course of the other Lotts 
in said Division as formerly projected by order of said Pro- 
prietors. Together with all and Sing-ular the Priviledges, 
Commodities and Appurtenances to the same belonging or in 
any wise Appertaining — To Have and to Hold the said 
granted and bargained premisses with all and Singular the 
Priviledges and xippurtenances thereunto belonging unto 
him the said Richard Knowles his heirs and assigns, To his 
and their only proper Use Benefitt and Behoof forevermore. 
And we the said Henry Gibbs, William Skinner and Belcher 



380 DOCUMENTARY HISTOKY 

Noyes iu our capacity aforesaid Do hereby covenant and 
engage to and with the said Richard Knowles his Heirs and 
Assigns by Vertue of the aforesaid Vote of the said Pro- 
prietors to warrant confirm and defend them in the pos- 
session of the said gi'anted Premisses against the lawfull 
claims and Demands of all Persons whatsoever. In Witness 
whereof we the said Henry Gibbs William Skinner and 
Belcher Noyes have hereunto sett our hands and Seals this 
Twenty eighth day of May anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred fifty five; in the Twenty eighth Year of His Ma- 

jestys Reign. 

Henry Gibbs and a Seal. 

William Skinner & a Seal. 

Belcher Noyes & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & dd In presence of us. 
William Maccarty. 
John Hurd. 

Suffolk Ss Boston June 24, 1755. 
Then Henry Gibbs, William Skinner Esq" and Belcher 
Noyes, personally appearing acknowledged this Instrument 
to be their Voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me, 

Jonas Clarke Justice Peace. 

A True Copy examined and recorded 

P Belcher Noyes Prop" Clerk. 

NB In the Deed executed to William Reed for Lotts 
numbred Two Three and Four, it was his Desire & choice 
that he might have his Land together, to take Lott N° Three 
in Lieu of Lott Number Eight bought of Robert Temple Esq' 
and it was so conceded to by the Committee of the Pro- 
prietors ; so that said Reed's Claim to Lott timber Eight by 
Virtue of a Grant signed by Joseph Heath is Null & void by 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 381 

his Acceptance of the abovesaid Lott Numlier Three in Ex- 
change, it being his own Desire : this being omitted in his 
Deed he has been so unfair as to claim Lott ISTumber Eight 
now sold to Richard Knowles, a Record is made of this to 
prevent any Injustice by said Omission 

Attest Belcher E'oyes Prop""^ Clerk 



Lott N" 11, John Vincent. 

Dec'' 1, 1718. 

Granted by Order of the Proprietors to John Vincent a 
certain Lott Number Eleven, Fronting on Ammoscoggin 
river Southerly, and bounded by Proprietors Land Northerly 
being Two Mile in Length and Twenty five rod wide through- 
out, as it is situate Lying and being within the Town of 
Topsham to consist of One hundred Acres of Land on the 
Conditions following Viz* 

That the said John Vincent his heirs or assigns pay to 
the Proprietors or their Order Five pounds in Money on 
Demand and build a Dwelling-house thereon within Two 
Years from the date hereof, and by himself or some meet 
Person in his Stead inhabitt the said house, and improve 
the Land for the Space of three Years 

Which Conditions being fulfilled the Proprietors oblige 
themselves and their Heirs, that the said Lott of Land shall 
be to him the said John Vincent to have and to hold to him 
his heirs and Assigns forever in Fee Simple. But in De- 
fault of performing said Conditions the Land to return to 
the Proprietors. 

A True Copy as entred in the Book of Records of said 

Towm Page ( ) 

Topsham December first (1718) 

Anno 1720 

Per Joseph Heath, Town Clerk. 



382 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

Endorsed 
Pursuant to a Vote of the Proprietors of Pejepscott at 
their meeting August 9^^ 174:9. 

We the Subscribers being by Vertue of a Vote of the Pro- 
prietors impowered and Authorized to receive of those Setlers 
who are possessed of printed Deeds granted formerly to the 
Setlers in Topsham signed bv — Joseph Heath the Sum men- 
tioned therein; Do hereby Acknowledge to have received of 
M'" William Vincent the Sum of Four pounds lawfull Money 
in Consideration of the within Deed to his Father John 
Vincent being for Lott Number Eleven in Topsham, and he 
is hereby discharged from any further Demands from the 
Proprietors of said Topsham for said Lott. 

W" Skinner. 

Belcher Noyes. 

Boston October y^ 25, 1756. 

Entred and Recorded from the Original 

P Belcher Noyes Propr^ Clerk 

(Endorsed) 
Boston July 20, 1758. 

Man'' That the Four pounds mentioned above is part of 

Seventeen pounds six Shillings & eight pence mentioned in 

a Deed executed this Day to me by the abovenamed W™ 

Skinner, & Belcher Noyes. Witness my hand. 

William Vincent. 

NB The above Grant from Joseph Heath is now in- 
cluded in the Deed on the otherside. 



Deed to TT'" Vincent. 

July 20 1758. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come William 
Skinner Escf and Belcher ISToyes, Physician both of Boston, 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 383 

in the Couutj of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in JSTew England; Two of the Committee of the Pro- 
prietors of certain Lands known by the Xame of Pejepscott, 
in the County of York & Province aforesaid Send Greeting — 
Whereas at a Meeting of the Proprietors of said Lands held 
at Boston aforesaid, the thirty first day of May A D 1757, 
duly warned according to Law, the following Vote was passed 
Viz' Voted, That William Skinner Esq"" Mess" Belcher 
JSToyes, & Samuel Waterhouse, or any Two of them, be a 
Committee to execute Deeds of any Lands granted by this 
Propriety, and in particular to the Setlers at Topsham, as 
may more fully appear, by the Records of said Proprietors, 
reference thereunto being had. 

Know Yee, That we the said William Skinner, & Belcher 
ISToyes, in pursuance of the aforesaid Vote, for and in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of Seventeen pounds six Shillings, & 
eight pence lawfull Money of said Province in hand well & 
truly paid by William Vincent of Brunswick in the County 
of York, and Province aforesaid. Yeoman, the receit whereof 
We do hereby acknowledge in behalf of said Proprietors, and 
do hereby discharge the said William Vincent his Heirs and 
Assigns, from any further Demand to be made by the Pro- 
prietors of said Topsham, Do by these Presents Convey, As- 
sigTL, and Confirm unto him the said William Vincent, his 
Heirs and AssigTis forever Two certain Lotts of Land within 
the intended To\vnship of Topsham being known by the 
^Numbers Ten and Eleven, to contain One hundred Acres in 
each Lott, making in the whole. Two hundred Acres, de- 
scribed and bounded as follows ; Viz* Northeastwardly on 
Land now belonging to Richard Knowles to front on Merry- 
meeting Bay about Fifty rods to run back holding the same 
Breadth from said Merr^Tiieeting Bay, according to the 
Course of the other Lotts in said Division as formerly pro- 
jected, & laid out by Order of the Proprietors, so as to 



384 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

compleat said quantity of Two hundred Acres, bounding 
Southwestwardlj on Land taken up by Charles Robinson, 
under the said Proprietors. 

To Have and to Hold the said granted, & bargained 
Premisses with all and Singular the Priviledges & appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging, unto him the said William 
Vincent his Heirs and Assigns forever. To his and their only 
proper Use Benefitt, and Behoof forever. Hereby covenant- 
ing in our said Capacity to and with the said William Vin- 
cent his Heirs and AssigTis by Virtue of the aforesaid Vote 
of the Proprietors to warrant, Confirm and Defend him and 
them in the Possession of the said granted Premises against 
the lawfull Claims and Demands of all Persons whatsoever. 
In Witness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands & Seals 
this twentieth day of July anno Domini, 1758, in the 32'' 
Year of his Majestys Reign. 

William Skinner & a Seal 
Belcher I^oyes & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & dd In presence of us. 
Thomas Oxnard 
ISTath" ISToyes. — 
Entred — P Belcher E'oyes prop" Clerk 

Suffolk Ss Boston July 20, 1758. 
Then W" Skinner Esq"" & Belcher personally appeared & 
acknowledged this Instrument by them executed to be their 
Act & Deed. Before me, 

John Fayrweather, Just. Peace 



Deed to James Mustard. 

July 20 (1758.) 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, William 
Skinner Esq"" & Belcher ISToyes Physician, both of Boston in 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 385 

the County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay, 
in New England; Two of the Committee of the Proprietors 
of certain Lands known by the Name of Pejepscott in the 
County of York & Province aforesaid — Send Greeting 

Whereas at a meeting of the Proprietors of said Lands, 
held at Boston aforesaid the 31'' day of May A D 1757, duly 
warned according to Law, the following Vote was passed ; 
Viz' Voted, That William Skinner Esq"" Mess""' Belcher 
Noyes, & Samuel Waterhouse, or any Two of them be a Com- 
mittee to execute Deeds of any Lands granted by this Pro- 
priety, and in particular to the Setlers at Topsham, as may 
more fully appear by the Records of said Proprietors refer- 
ence thereunto being had. 

Know Yee, That we the said William Skinner & Belcher 
Noyes in pursuance of the aforesaid Vote for and in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of Twenty six pounds, thirteen Shil- 
lings and four pence, lawfull Money of said Province in hand 
well and truly by James Mustard, of said Topsham, in the 
Count}^ of York and Province aforesaid. Yeoman, the receit 
whereof we do hereby Acknowledge in behalf of said Pro- 
prietors, and hereby discharge the said James Mustard, his 
Heirs and x\ssigns from any further Demand to be made by 
the Proprietors of said Topsham. Do by these Presents 
Convey, Assign, and Confirm unto him the said James Mus- 
tard his Heirs and Assigns forever, Two certain Lotts of 
Land within the intended Township of Topsham, each Lett 
to contain One hundred Acres of Land, making in the whole 
Two hundred Acres, described and bounded as follows Viz' 
Fronting on Pejepscott Kiver so called, there to measure 
about fifty four rods to run back holding the same Breadth 
according to the Course of the other Lotts as formerly 
projected & laid out by order of the Proprietors, so as to com- 
pleat said Quantity of Two hundred Acres, bounding North- 
eastwardly on Land of Adam Hunter and Southwestwardly 

26 



386 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

on Land of the Proprietors taken up by William Potter re- 
serving out of said Bounds a Road of four rods wide laid out 
adjoyning thereto for the Conveniencj of the Inhabitants of 
said Place. — To Have and to Hold the said granted & bar- 
gained Premisses (excepting as above reserved) with all and 
Singular the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing unto him the said James Mustard his Heirs & assigns: 
To his and their only proper Use, Benefitt, and Behoof for- 
ever. Hereby covenanting in our said Capacity to and with 
the said James Mustard his Heirs and Assigns, by Virtue of 
the aforesaid Vote of the Proprietors to warrant confirm and 
defend him, and them in the possession of the said granted 
premisses against the lawfull Claims & Demands of all per- 
sons whatsoever. In Witness whereof we have hereunto sett 
our hands & Seals this twentieth day of July Anno Domini, 
1758, in the 32 Year of his Majesty's Reign. 

W™ Skinner & a Seal. 

Belcher I^oyes & a Seal. 

Signed sealed & dd In presence of us. 
Thomas Oxnard 
Nath" Noyes. 

Suffolk Ss. Boston July 20'*^ 1758.— 
Then William Skinner Esq'" & D"" Belcher Noyes person- 
ally appeared & acknowledged this Instrument by them exe- 
cuted to be their Act & Deed. — 

Before me, 
John Fayrweather Just Pacis. 
Entred P Belcher Noyes pp'' Clerk. 

Indian Deed to James Thomas a7id Samuel York. 
July 22, 1670. 

This Indenture made this twenty second of July 1670, Be- 
tween Derumkin and Daniel and Robin Indian Sagamores of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 387 

the One party and James Thomas, and Samuel York Planters 
of the other Party. Witnesseth That we Derumkin and 
Daniel and Robin aforesaid Sagamores for and in Considera- 
tion of Certain Pay to us in hand paid before the Sealing 
& Delivery of these Presents wherewith We do Acknowledge 
our Selves fully satisfyed & paid to our Content and thereof 
and every parcell thereof doth clearly acquitt and discharge 
the said James Thomas and Samuel York and their Heirs 
for ever by these Presents Hath given granted bargained 
and sold and confirmed by these Presents Do absolutely give 
grant Sell and confirm unto the said James Thomas and 
Samuel York their Heirs and Assigns forever. All that 
Tract of Land lying and being belonging unto Amascoggin 
butting and bounding as followeth. Butting unto the South- 
west Bounds of ]\P Thomas Gyles his Land and so right over 
unto Muddy River and there to Butt and from M"" Thomas 
Gyles his Bounds on the River Side to run up along untill 
you come to the lower End of the Middle Island that is at the 
entring in of the ISTarrows, and from that place of entring 
in of the Narrows for to run into the woods Northwest Two 
Miles. So this Tract and Parcell we do Sell unto these afore- 
said James Thomas and Samuel York and to their Heirs 
with all Meadows or Marshes and with all Profitts Com- 
modities or Pasture and Woods Underwoods Timber Trees 
of what sort soever and with all Priviledges of Fowling and 
Fishing with all other Priviledges of what Nature or kind 
soever is or may be contained within the aforementioned 
Premisses or any part or parcell thereof. To Have and to 
Hold all and singular the aforementioned Premisses hereby 
granted & sold with every of the Members and appurtenances 
unto the only use of them the said James Thomas and Samuel 
York their Heirs and Assigns forever against us our Heirs 
or Assigns and all and every other Person or Persons law- 
fully claiming from or under us, and them, or any of them, 



dob DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Shall and will Warrant and forever Defend upon these 
Presents the said Derumtin or Daniel or Robin or either of 
them shall come and lawfully demand and receive one Peck 
of Corn on every Five and twentieth Day of December for a 
due Acknowledgment forever and In Witness of the Truth 
hereof We Derumkin & Daniel & Robin have hereunto sett 
our hands & Seals this Two and twentieth day of July, One 
thousand six hundred and seventy, being the Two and twen- 
tieth Year of the ReigTi of our Sovereign Lord King Charles 
the Second King of England Scotland France and Ireland 

Defender of the Faith 

The Mark of X & Seal 

The Mark of X Daniel & Seal 

The Mark of X Robin & Seal 

Signed Sealed and delivered In the Presence of us 
Edward Wolbroke 
Thomas Stevens 
The Mark of X Jaffry 
The Mark of X Robinhood 
The Mark of X Waskombamett. 

This Bill of Sale for the Land made this 22"^ July 1670. 
entered 74 by S Phipps Clerk. 



Benjamin Thomas's Deed to his Son Benjamin Thomas. 

1755' April 18. 

Know all men by these Presents That I Benjamin Thomas 
of the Parish of Northampton in the Province of ISTew 
Hampshire in ISTew England, Farmer, for and in Considera- 
tion of certain Pay to me in hand paid before the Sealing 
and delivery of these presents, herewith I acknowledge my 
Self fully satisfyed and paid by my Son Benjamin Thomas 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 389 

of Stonington iu the Colony of Connecticutt, in N'ew-Eng- 
land Hattmaker, Have given granted Bargained Sold 
Aliened Conveyed and Confirmed nnto my Son Benjamin 
Thomas his Heirs and Assigns forever, a Certain Tract or 
parcell of Land at a place called Amascoggin in the County 
of York Butting and Bounding as follows ; Viz* Southwest 
on iM"" Thomas Gyles his Land and so right over unto Muddy 
River, and there to Butt and from M"" Thomas Gyles his 
Bounds, on the River Side, to Run up along untill they come 
to the lower End of the Middle Island, that is at the entring 
in of the Narrows, and from that place to run into the Woods 
ISTorthwest Two Miles. Said Land being formerly purchased 
of Three Indian Sagamores, namely, Derumkin, and Daniel, 
and Robin by James Thomas and Samuel York Joiner. And 
all my Right and Title to said Lands of James Thomas's 
Farm deceased, I freely fully and absolutely Give, Grant, 
Bargain, Sell, Aliene, Convey, and Confirm, unto my Son 
Benjamin Thomas, his Heirs, and Assigns forever, with all 
Priviledges and Appurtenances thereto belonging or in any 
wise appertaining. To Have and to Hold the abovesaid 
granted Premisses unto the only Use of my Son Benjamin 
Thomas his Heirs and Assigns forever without the least Lett, 
Hindrance, Molestation or Denyal from me my Heirs, Exe- 
cutors, or Administrators, or any other Person whatsoever. 
Claiming any Right thereto from, by or under me. In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this 
Eighteenth day of April, in the Twenty eighth Year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King of 
Great Brittain &c Annoq: Domini One thousand seven hun- 
dred and Fifty five 

Benjamin Thomas and a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us. 
John Wingate 
Joshua Wingate 



390 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

Province of New Hampshire April 18, 1755. 
Then Cap* Benjamin Thomas abovenamed personally ap- 
peared & acknowledged his hand & Seal and the above In- 
strument to be his Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me 
Joshua Wingate Justice Peace 



Entred, 



P Belcher Noyes, Proprietors Clerk. 



Abigail Leather's Deed to Benjamin Thomas. 

1765 April 21 : 

Know all men by these Presents that I Abigail Leathers of 
the Town of Durham in the Province of New Hampshire in 
New England for and in Consideration of Certain Pay to me 
in Hand paid before the Sealing and Delivery of these 
Presents, wherewith I acknowledge my self fully satisfyed 
and paid by my Cousin Benjamin Thomas Junior of Ston- 
ington in the Colony of Connecticutt, in New England, Felt- 
maker, Have given gTanted bargained Sold aliened conveyed 
and confirmed unto the said Benjamin Thomas his Heirs and 
Assigns forever; all the Right & Title I have to a Certain 
Tract or Parcell of Land which belonged to my Father James 
Thomas deceased, at a place called Topsham, which was 
formerly called Amoscoggin in the County of York. To 
Have and to Hold the abovesaid granted & bargained 
Premisses, unto him the said Benjamin Thomas, his Heirs 
and Assigns forever, without the least Lett, Hindrance, 
Molestation, or Denyall from me my Heirs Executors or Ad- 
ministrators, or any other Person whatsoever claiming any 
Right thereto from by or under me. In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this Twenty first day of 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 391 

April in the Twenty eighth Year of the Eeign of our Sov- 
ereign Lord George the Second King of Great Brittaiu &c 
Annoq Domini One thousand seven hundred and fifty five 

her 

Abigail X Leathers & a Seal. 

mark 

Signed Sealed & delivered, In presence of ua 
Joseph Sias. 
Abraham Scales. 

NB The words [all the Right & Title I have to] between 
the S^^ & 9'^ Line was interlined before the signing & sealing 
hereof. 

Province of New Hampshire April 21 1755 Then Abigail 

Leathers owned the above written Instrument to be her free 

Act & Deed 

Before me 

W" Odiorne Justice Peace. 

Entred, 

P Belcher Noyes Prop" Clerk. 



Joseph Thomas's Deed to Benjamin Thomas. 

1755 April 22'* 

Know all men by these Presents That I Joseph Thomas of 
Durham in the Province of New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Gentleman for and in Consideration of Ten Shillings in 
Lawfull Money of this Province to me in hand paid before 
the Ensealing & Delivery of these presents by my Cousin 
Benjamin Thomas of Stonington in the Colony of Connecti- 
cutt in New England Feltmaker, the Receit w^hereof I do 
hereby acknowledge and myself therewith to be fulh' satis- 
fyed contented and paid, and have therefor given & granted 



392 DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 

and do bj these presents fully freely and absolutely give 
grant — bargain Sell and Convey unto him my said Cousin 
Benjamin Thomas his Heirs and Assigns forever All my 
Right Title Interest Challenge Property and Demand that I 
have had or by any ways or means ought to have of in or unto 
a Certain Tract or Parcell of Land (which belonged to my 
Grandfather James Thomas deceased) at a place called Tops- 
ham which was formerly called Amonscoggin in the County 
of York and Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in Kew 
England To Have and to Hold the above granted Premisses 
withall their Appurtenances Priviledges and Commodities 
to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him 
the said Benjamin Thomas his Heirs and Assigns, to his 
and their only proper Use Benefitt and Behoof forever with- 
out the least Lett Hindrance Molestation or Denyall from 
me my Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, or any other 
Person whatsoever from by or under me. In Witness where- 
of I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the twenty second 
day of April Annoq Domini One thousand seven hundred 
fifty five and in the Twenty eighth Year of the Reign of 
Sovereign Lord — George the Second by the Grace of God of 
Great Brittain France and Ireland King &c. 

Joseph Thomas, and (a Seal.) 

Signed Sealed and delivered In presence of us. 
Joseph Young 
Thomas Young 

Province of New Hampshire April 22*^ 1755. 
Then Joseph Thomas abovenamed appeared and acknowl- 
edged the foregoing Instrument to be his free Act & Deed. 

Before me, 

Thomas Young Justice of Peace 
Entred 

P Belcher Noyes Proprietors Clerk 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 393 

Benjamin Thomas's Deed of Release to the Proprietors. 

1758 January 20 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come Benja- 
min Thomas now of Falmouth in the County of York and 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Felt- 
maker. Sends Greeting. 

Whereas by Virtue of an Indian Deed bearing date July 
22** 1670, duly executed unto my Grandfather James Thomas 
in conjunction with Samuel Yorke there was conveyed unto 
them a Certain Tract of Land lying and being and belonging 
unto Amoscoggin, butting & bounding as follows. Butting 
unto the Southwest Bounds of M'" Thomas Gyles his Land 
and so right over unto Muddy-River, and there to butt, and 
from M"" Thomas Gyles his Bounds on the river side to run 
up along untill you come to the lower end of the Middle 
Island that is at the entring in of the Narrows for to run 
N West into the woods two Miles. And whereas the above- 
said Tract of Land is included in a Deed from one of the 
same Indians unto Richard Wharton Esq"" and would inter- 
fere with the Settlement of a place called Topsham uncTcr 
which Title the Inhabitants of said Place have been setled 
above Forty Years by the Proprietors deriving from said 
Richard Wharton 

Therefore for the Accommodating said Claim and the 
preventing any Dispute that might arise in Consequence 
thereof, I the said Benjamin Thomas in whom the sole Right 
and Property to the said Tract of Land is now vested, in 
Consideration of Nine hundred Acres of Land situate in said 
Topsham conveyed unto me by William Skinner Esq*" and 
Belcher Noyes, Physician both of Boston in the County of 
Suffolk and Province aforesaid tw^o of the Committee of the 
Proprietors of said Topsham, pursuant to an Agreement 
made and concluded with said Proprietors Do by these 



394 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

presents forever release and Quittclaim unto the said Wil- 
liam Skinner, and Belcher 'Noyes, and their Partners the 
Proprietors of said Topsham; All the Right Title Interest 
and Property in and unto the said Tract of Land as above 
described and bounded with all and singular the Priviledges 
and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining. To 
Have and to Hold unto them the said William Skinner & 
Belcher Noyes and their other Partners Proprietors of said 
Topsham their Heirs and Assigns forever; free and clear of 
and from any Claim or Demand to be had or made respect- 
ing the released premisses by Virtue of the Said Deed unto 
James Thomas, or any from by or under him or any of them. 
Or from by or under me the said Benjamin Thomas my 
Heirs Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, having in my- 
self all the Right derived unto the said James Thomas by 
Virtue of the aforesaid Deed 

In Witness whereof I the said Benjamin Thomas have 
hereunto sett my hand & Seal this twentieth day of January 
Anno Domini, One thousand seven hundred fifty eight, in 
the thirty first Year of His Majestys Reign. 

Benjamin Thomas & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us 

John Moffatt. 
Richard Kimball. 

Suffolk Ss Boston April 12, 1758. 

Then M"" Benjamin Thomas personally appeared, and ac- 
knowledged this Instrument to be his Voluntary act & Deed. 

Before me, 

John Wendell, Justice peace. 

Entred 

P Belcher jS^oyes, Proprietor's Clerk. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 395 

Proprietors Deed to Benjamin Thomas. 

1758. Jan: 20. 

To all Persons unto whom these Presents shall come Wil- 
liam Skinner Esq"" & Belcher Noyes Physician both of Bos- 
ton in the County of Sutfolk & Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England; Two of the Committee of the Pro- 
prietors of Certain Lands known by the Name of Pejepscott 
in the County of York & Province aforesaid. 

Send Greeting. 

Whereas at a Meeting of the Proprietors of said Lands 
held at Boston the thirty first day of May Anno Domini 
1757 duly warned according to Law the following Vote was 
passed Viz' Voted That William Skinner Esq"" Mess" Belcher 
Noyes & Samuel Waterhouse or any two of them be a Com- 
mittee to execute Deeds of any Lands granted by this Pro- 
priety and in particular to the Setlers at Topsham, as may 
more fully appear by the Records of said Proprietors refer- 
ence thereunto being had. In pursuance of the aforesaid 
Vote, We the said William Skinner & Belcher Noyes in con- 
sideration of an Agreement made with Benjamin Thomas 
now of Falmouth in the County of York, Feltniaker, respect- 
ino; an Antient Claim derived to him from his Grandfather 
James Thomas by Virtue of an Indian Deed bearing date 
July 22, 1670, for Lands in said Topsham, whereby the said 
Benjamin Thomas engageth to release and Quittclaim all 
Right and Pretension to the same as described and bounded 
in the aforesaid Deed under his hand & Seal bearing even 
date with these Presents. We the said William Skinner 
and Belcher Noyes by Virtue of the above recited Vote of 
said Proprietors, Do hereby Assign Convey and Confirm 
unto him the said Benjamin Thomas his Heirs & Assigns 
forever Nine hundred Acres of Land, lying in three distinct 
Divisions Situate in said Topsham described and bounded as 



396 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

follows ; Viz^ Two Lotts containing One hundred Acres each, 
Beginning at the Southerly corner of a Lott in possession of 
James Work, thence West thirty degrees South Fifty Perch, 
and to run back upon a Course North thirty degrees West so 
as to compleat the Quantity of Two hundred Acres. Also 
Four Lotts containing One hundred Acres each. Beginning at 
the Southerly Corner of a Lott in possession of James Potter 
from thence West thirty degrees South, One hundred perch 
and to run back upon a Course North thirty degrees West, 
so as to compleat the Quantity of Four hundred Acres, which 
Lotts front on the Kiver leading into Merrymeeting Bay 
commonly called Pejepscott River; and are to range as the 
other Lotts are projected, & laid out on said River. And 
Three hundred Acres more laid out on i^ndroscoggin River 
above the Falls at Brunswick-Fort beginning at the South- 
west Corner of Land in Possession of Robert Donlap from 
thence upon a Course North twenty two degrees East six 
hundred forty perch on said Donlap's Land, thence West 
twenty two degrees North Seventy five perch, then South 
twenty two degTees West six hundred forty perch till you 
come to the River, & thence down said River to the Bounds 
first mentioned so as to comprehend Three hundred Acres, 
with all and singular the Priviledges and Appurtenances to 
the said several Tracts of Land belonging, or in any wise 
appertaining. To Have and to Hold unto him the said 
Benjamin Thomas his heirs and Assigns forever in full Sat- 
isfaction for said Claim derived from his Grandfather James 
Thomas according to said Agreement. To His, and their 
only Benefitt & Behoof. The said several Lotts being free, 
and clear from any Incumbrance made, or done by the Pro- 
prietors of said Topsham, whereby their Right to the same is 
alienated, untill the ensealing & delivery of these Presents, 
and the said Benjamin Thomas may enjoy the same without 
any Lett, or Molestation from the Proprietors of said Tops- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 397 

ham their Heirs or Assigns. In Testimony Whereof we the 

said William Skinner, and Belcher Noyes by Virtue of the 

above mentioned Vote impowering us hereunto, do sett our 

hands & Seals this twentieth day of January Anno Domini 

One thousand seven hundred fifty eight in the Thirty first 

Year of His Majestys Reign. 

William Skinner & a Seal. 

Belcher ISToyes, & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us. 
John Moft"att. 
Richard Kimball. 

Suffolk Ss Boston April 12, 1758. 
Then William Skinner Esq"" & D' Belcher ISToyes person- 
all}^ appeared & severally Acknowledged this Instrument to 
be their Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Before me, 

John Wendell, Justice Peace 



Entred 



P Belcher l^oyes Prop""' Clerk 



Deed to W"' Malcom. 

Nov-- 15 (1758.)— 100 Acres 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, Wil- 
liam Skinner & Belcher ISToyes, Esquires, both of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay, 
in ISTew England, the Committee of the Proprietors of Cer- 
tain Lands, known by the N^ame of Pejepscott, in the County 
of York and Province aforesaid : Send Greeting. 

In pursuance of a Vote of said Proprietors passed at their 
meeting held at Boston aforesaid, the thirty first Day of 
May A D 1757, duly warned according to Law, appointing us 



398 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

a Coimnittee to execute Deeds to the Setlers at a place called 
Topsham; for and in Consideration of the Sum of Five 
pounds lawfull Money of said Province received by us of 
William Malcom, of said Topsham, Yeoman, the receit 
whereof, We do hereby Acknowledge, in behalf of said Pro- 
prietors and do hereby Discharge and Acquitt the said Wil- 
liam Malcom his Heirs o: xVssigns from any further Demand 
to be made by the Proprietors of said Topsham ; Do by these 
Presents Convey Assign, and Confirm unto the said William 
Malcom his Heirs and Assigns forever, A Certain Lott of 
Land situate and being in said Topsham, described, and 
bounded, as follows Viz' To front Southeasterly on Merry- 
meeting Bay, Twenty five rods, Northeastwardly on Land 
in Possession of elacob Eaton under said Proprietors, & 
Southwest wardly on Land belonging to the Heirs of William 
Malcom deceased, to run back from said Merrymeeting Bay, 
holding the same Breadth according to the Course of the 
other Lotts, till the Quantity of One hundred Acres be com- 
pleated, which Lott was originally taken up under the Pro- 
prietors, by Robert Lithgow, & purchased of said Robert 
Lithgow by William Malcom, deceased. To Have and to 
Hold the aforesaid Lott of Land, with all and Singular the 
Priviledges, & appurtenances, thereunto belonging unto him 
the said William Malcom (the Eldest Son of William Mal- 
com deceased) his heirs and Assigns forever. To His and 
their only proper LTse Benefitt k Behoof forever Hereby 
covenanting in our said Capacity to, and with the said Wil- 
liam Malcom his Heirs & assigns by Virtue of the aforesaid 
Vote of the Proprietors, to Warrant, Confirm, and Defend 
him and them, in the Possession of the said granted k bar- 
gained Premisses against the lawfull Claims, and Demands 
of all Persons whatsoever. In Witness Whereof We the said 
William Skinner, k Belcher Noyes, have hereunto sett our 
hands k Seals this Fifteenth Dav of November, Anno 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 399 

Domini One thousand seven hundred & iifty eight, in the 

Thirty second Year of His Majestys Eeign. 

William Skinner, and a Seal 
Belcher ISToyes. and a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us. 
in the Original the word [unto] on the other 
side being first inserted 

Hugh Tarbett. 

Thomas Oxnard. 

Suffolk Ss Boston ~^oV 17, 1758 
Then William Skinner, & Belcher I^oyes Esq" personally 
appeared and acknowledged this Instrument by them exe- 
cuted to be their act & Deed 

Before me, 

Richard Dana Just: pads. 

Entred from the Original. 

P Belcher Xoyes, prop" Clerk 



Deed to Boh* Donlap. 

Nov-" 15 (1758)— 120 Acres. 

To all Persons to Avhom these Presents shall come, William 
Skinner & Belcher Noyes, Esquires, both of Boston In the 
County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay In 
New England the Committee of the Proprietors of certain 
Lands known by the Name of Pejepscott, in the County of 
York & Province aforesaid. Send Greeting. 

In pursuance of a Vote of said Proprietors, passed at their 
meeting held at Boston aforesaid the thirty first day of May 
Anno Domini 1757, dul,y warned according to Law, appoint- 
ing us a Committee in behalf of said Proprietors to execute 



400 DOCUMENTABY HISTORY 

Deeds to the Setlers, at a Place called Topsham, for and in 
Consideration of the Sum of Sixteen pounds lawfull Money 
of said Province, by us received of Robert Donlap, of said 
Topsham, Yeoman, the receipt whereof we do hereby Ac- 
knowledge, in behalf of said Proprietors, & Do hereby dis- 
charge the said Robert Donlap, his Heirs and Assigns from 
any further Demand to be made by the Proprietors of said 
Topsham; Do by these Presents Convey, Assign, & Confirm 
unto the said Robert Donlap, his Heirs and Assigns forever : 
A Certain Lott of Land situate & being in said Topsham, 
containing one hundred & twenty Acres, described and 
bounded, as follows. Viz* Beginning at a White Oak Tree 
marked, over against which there is a Ledge of Rocks in the 
River, about twenty rods below the carryingplace, which 
comes out above Brunswick Falls, being the Southwest Cor- 
ner, and from thence to front on Androscoggin River on n 
straight Line Thirty rods, two White Pines standing directly 
against the Head of Brunswick Falls, being the other 
Boundary, at the Northeast Corner from the said Boundary's 
to run on a Course North twenty one degrees East, holding 
the same Weadth, till One hundred & twenty Acres be com- 
pleated and no more; which said Lott lyeth between Land 
of Benjamin Thomas & a Lott taken up by John Donlap, 
under the said Proprietors of Topsham: To Have and to 
Hold the aforesaid Lott of Land, with all &: Singular the 
Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging, unto him 
the said Robert Donlap, his Heirs and Assigns forever. To 
His and their only proper use Benefitt and Behoof forever. 
Hereby covenanting in our said Capacity to and with the said 
Robert Donlap his Heirs and Assigns, by Virtue of the afore- 
said Vote of the Proprietors, to Warrant, confirm, and de- 
fend him, and them in the Possession of the said granted and 
bargained Premisses, against the lawfull Claims and De- 
mauds of all Persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof We 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 401 

the said William Skinner, & Belcher ISToyes have hereunto 
sett our hands & Seals this fifteenth day of November, A D 
1758, in the Thirty second Year of His Majestys Reign. 

William Skinner, and a Seal 
Belcher ISToyes. and a Seal 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us. 
Hugh Tarbett. 
Thomas Oxnard. 

Suffolk Ss Boston Nov'' 17, 1758. 
Then William Skinner & Belcher Noyes Esq""^ personally 
appeared & acknowledged this Instrument by them executed 
to be their Act &; Deed. — 

Before me, 

Richard Dana Just: pacis. 

Entred from the Originall — 

P Belcher Noyes, prop""^ Clerk, 

Suffolk Ss Boston June 1^' 1757 

This may certifie That M'' Belcher Noyes being chosen 
Clerk of the Pejepscot Company, Personally appeared this 
day and made Oath that he would faithfully discharge the 
several duties belonging to said office 

Coram 

John Phillips Just : Pacis 



The Act for calling & regulating Pro if ^ Meetings. 

Georgii Secund: Vicessimo Sexto Anno 1753. 

An Act in Addition to an Act intitled. An Act directing 
how Meetings of Proprietors of Lands lying in Common may 
be called. 

27 



402 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Preamble 
Whereas there are sundry Tracts of common k undivided 
Lands in this Province lying within no Township or Pre- 
cinct, which are owned by considerable Numbers of Pro- 
prietors, and no effectual Provision has as yet been made by 
Law, either for calling Meetings of the Proprietors of such 
Lands, or for the raising and collecting Moneys granted for 
the common Good and Service of such Proprietors, whereby 
the Settlement and Improvement of such Lands have been 
much obstructed and delayed : 

Method of calling Propr^ Meetings. 

Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant Governour, 
Councill and House of Representatives, That whensoever 
Five (where there are so many) or the Major Part of the 
Owners, or Proprietors of such common Lands (where the 
Number shall be less) shall Judge it expedient to have a 
Meeting of the Proprietors thereof, and shall thereupon by 
writing apply by Petition to any Justice of the Peace for the 
County wherein such their Lands as aforesaid lie, or to a 
Justice of the Peace thro' this Province to call a Meeting of 
any Such Proprietors as aforesaid to be had at such Time 
and Place, and on such Occasions as shall be expressed m 
such Petition, such Justice so applied unto is hereby author- 
ized and directed to gTant and Issue out his Warrant directed 
to one of the Proprietors desiring such Meeting or to the 
Clerk of such Propriety- (if there be one) requiring him to 
Notify and warn the other Proprietors of such common 
Lands to meet and Assemble together at the Time and Place 
appointed therefor as aforesaid ; which Notice and Warning 
Shall be given by Advertising the same with the Time, Place 
and Occasions of Meeting in the several Boston Weekly 
News-Papers forty days at least before the Day Appointed 
for such Meeting; and such Proprietors may by themselves 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 403 

or their lawful Attorneys at such Meeting appoint such a 
]\rethod for calling their Meetings for the future as they shall 
Judge most convenient which shall always be under the same 
Regulations as all other Proprietary Meetings are, and may 
chuse a Clerk, and such other Officers as are usually chosen 
by other Proprieties then and from time to time as their Oc- 
casions shall require, and may transact and Pass upon any 
other Matters and Affairs for the Benefitt of such Propriety 
which the Proprietors of T^ew Townships or Plantations 
granted by this Government are by Law enabled to do, pro- 
vided such Matters be mentioned in the IN'otifications for such 
Meetings ; and such Clerk being duly sworn as the Clerks of 
other Proprietors by Law ought to be, shall have the like 
Power Vv^ith them. 

And be it further enacted That such Proprietors at any of 
their Meetings pursuant to this Act may be themselves or their 
lawful Attorneys grant and Order any suitable Sum or Sums 
of Money to be raised and levied upon their Several Rights in 
such Lands equally and rateably according to their respective 
Interests and Shares therein for bringing forward and com- 
pleating the Settlement of such common Lands, and for the 
prosecution, or defending any Law suits for or against such 
Proprietors, and for carrying on and managing any other 
Affairs for the common Good of such Proprieties ; and every 
such Proprietor as shall neglect to pay to the Collector or 
Treasurer or Committee of such Propriety such Sum or 
Sums of Money as shall from time to time be duly granted 
and voted to be raised, and levied upon his Right and Share 
in such Lands for the Space of six Months to those who live 
in the Province, and twelve months to those who live out of 
the Province, after such Grant and his Proportion thereof 
shall be published in the several publick Prints as aforesaid, 
then the Committee of the Proprietors of such common 
Lands, or the Major Part of such Committee may and are 



404 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

hereby fully empowered from time to time at a Publick Ven- 
due to sell and convey away so much of such delinquent Pro- 
prietors Eight, or Share in said common Lands as will be 
Sufficient to pay and satisfy his Tax, or Proportioin of such 
Grant, and all reasonable Charges attending such Sale to any 
Person that will give most for the same ; Notice of such Sale 
being given in the said Prints forty Days at least before 
hand, and may accordingly execute and give a good Deed, or 
Deeds of Conveyance of the Lands so sold unto the Purchaser 
thereof, to hold in Fee Simple. 

Proviso. 
Provided, nevertheless, that the Proprietor or Proprietors 
whose Eight or Share in such Lands shall be so sold, shall 
have Liberty to redeem the same in twelve Months after said 
Sale by Paying the Sum the Land sold for, and Charges, to- 
gether with the further Sum of Twelve pounds for each Hun- 
dred Pounds produced by such Sale, and so pro rata for any 
less or greater Sum. 

Taken from a Printed Copy examined. 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop^^ Clerk. 



Petition for Calling a Prop''^ Meeting. 

March 14 : 1757. 

To the Honourable Samuel Danforth Esq'" one of His Ma- 

jestys Justices of the Peace throughout the Province of 

the Massachusetts Bay in I^[ew England. 
Sir 

We the Subscribers with others being Proprietors of a 
Tract of Land h'ing, & being, within the County of York and 
Province aforesaid commonly called & Known by the Name 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 405 

of the Pejepscott Purchase, in which Tract is comprehended 
the Township of Topsham & Brunswick & Other Lauds de- 
rived to us, by Lawfull Purchase, Do hereby desire you 
would issue out your Warrant according to a Law of this 
Province entitled, An Act in Addition to an Act Intitled, 
An Act directing how Meetings of Proprietors of Lands ly- 
ing in common may be called : made and passed by the Great 
and General Court, or Assembly of said Province, in the 
Twenty Sixth Year of His Majestys Reign, for calling a 
Meeting of the Proprietors of said Lands to be held on Tues- 
day the Thirty first day of May next at Ten a Clock in the 
Forenoon, at the Exchange Tavern in King's Street, Boston 
for the Ends and Purposes hereafter mentioned. Viz*' 

1 To Choose a Moderator, Proprietors Clerk, Treasurer, and 
Collector of Taxes. 

2 To choose a Committee to prosecute & defend all Actions, 
or Suits, that shall, or may be commenced by the said Pro- 
prietors, or against them. 

3 To agree upon a Method of raising Money by Tax, or 
otherwise, for the prosecuting and defending all Actions, 
or Suits that shall be commenced by, or against this 
Propriety. 

4 To grant. Sell, or dispose of any Part of said Lands, not 
yet disposed of, that may be Judged ISTecessary. 

5 To agree upon a Method for dividing any part of said 
Lands yet undivided. 

6 To appoint some proper Person, or Persons, to execute 
Deeds of any Land, that may be granted by this Propriety. 

1 To choose a Committee to settle the Bounds between our 
Lands, & the Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase, & 
any other abutters, or claimers, and to make any AgTee- 
ment as the said Committee shall Judge for the Interest 
of this Propriety, by leaving the same to Reference, or 
otherwise, which Agreement, & Settlement shall be final. 



406 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

8 To confirm and ratify any Matters or Things transacted 
by the Proprietors at their past Meetings. 

9 Lastly, To agree npou a Method of calling Meetings of the 

Proprietors for the future. 

Isaac Royall 

Henry Gibbs. 

Belcher ]^oyes. 

William Skinner. 

Samuel Waterhouse. 

Boston March 14, 1757. 

Entred and Recorded from the Original on File. 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop" Clerk 



Province of the Mass^ Bay. — S : S : 

To Belcher Noyes of Boston in the County of Suffolk, 
Gentleman. Greeting. 

Warrant for calling said Meeting. — April 2: 1757. 
Whereas Application hath been made to me, Samuel Dan- 
forth Esq"" one of His Majestys Justices of the Peace, 
throughout the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, by Isaac 
Royall, Henry Gibbs, & William Skinner Esq""^ M"" Samuel 
Waterhouse, and your Self, Five of the Proprietors of a 
Tract of Land lying and being within the County of York, & 
Province afores'' commonly called & knowii by the ISTame of 
the Pejepscott Purchase in which Tract is comprehended 
the Townships of Brunswick, & Topsham and other Lands, 
derived to them by Lawfull Purchase for calling a Meeting 
of said Proprietors. These are therefore in His Majestys 
Name to require you to warn the Proprietors of said Tract 
of Land, according to a Law of this Province, intitled, An 
Act in Addition to an Act intitled. An Act directing how 
meetings of Proprietors of Lands lying in common may be 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 407 

called : made and passed by the Great and General Court or 
Assembly of said Province, in the Twenty sixth Year of His 
Majestys Reign to meet on Tuesday the Thirty first day of 
May next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, at the Exchange 
Tavern in King's Street, Boston, for the Ends & Purposes 
in said Request sett forth. Viz' 

To consider and Act upon the several particulars hereafter 
mentioned. — 

1 To Choose a Moderator, Proprietors Clerk, Treasurer and 
Collector of Taxes. 

2 To Choose a Committee to prosecute, and defend all Ac- 
tions, or Suits, that shall, or may be commenced by the 
said Proprietors, or against them. 

3 To Agree upon a Method of raising money by Tax, or 
Otherwise, for the prosecuting and defending all Actions 
or Suits that shall be commenced by, or against this 
Propriety. 

4 To Grant, sell, or dispose of any part of said Lands not 
yet disposed of, that may be Judged JSTecessary. 

5 To agree upon a Method for dividing any part of said 
Lands, yet undivided. 

6 To appoint some Proper Person, or Persons to execute 
Deeds of any Land, that may be granted by this Propriety. 

7 To Choose a Committee to settle the Bounds between our 
Lands and the Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase, 
and any other Abutters, or Claimers, and to make any 
Agreement, as said Committee shall Judge for the Inter- 
est of this Propriety, by leaving the same to reference, or 
Otherwise, which Agreement and Settlement shall be 
finall. 

8 To confirm and ratify any Matters or Things transacted 
by the Proprietors at their past Meetings. 

9 Lastly, To agree upon a Method of calling ]\[eetings of 
the Proprietors for the future. 



408 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

And make due Return of this Warrant, and of your do- 
ings therein to the Proprietors before the opening of said 
Meeting Fail not. Dated this Second day of April 1757, in 
the Thirtieth Year of His Majesty's Reign 

S : Danforth. 

Entred & recorded 

P B Noyes Prop" Clerk 

Return endorsed 

Boston May 31, 1757 — 

By Vertue of the within warrant, to me directed, I have 

duly warned the Proprietors of the within Tract of Land, 

known by the Name of Pejepscott, to meet at the time, and 

Place appointed, therefor, to act upon the Several articles 

mentioned in said Warrant, by advertising the same, with, the 

Time, Place & Occasions of said Meeting, in the severall 

Boston Weekly Xews-Papers Forty days before the Day 

appointed for said Meeting, as the Law directs. 

Belcher Noyes. 
Entred & recorded 

P B: Xoyes Prop" Clerk. 

May 26, 1767. dd a Copy of y^ above Warrant to the Clerk 
of the Pljon" Prop" & rec'd 20/ 



Advertise7ne7it. 

April 11 : 1757. Province of the Massachusetts-Bay 

To the Proprietors of a Tract of Land lying and being in 
the County of York, and Province aforesaid known by the 
Name of the Pejepscott Purchase, comprehending the Town- 
ships of Brunswick and Topsham and Lands Adjacent. 
Pursuant to a warrant to me directed by the Honourable 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 409 

Samuel Danforth Escf one of His Majestys Justices of tlie 
Peace throughout the said Province, for calling a Meeting 
of said Proprietors according to a Law of said Province, 
made and passed in the 26'" Year of His Majestys Reigii, 
entitled An Act in Addition to an Act, entitled An Act di- 
recting how Meetings of Proprietors of Lands lying in Com- 
mon may be called; You are hereby warned to meet on 
Tuesday the Thirty first day of May next at Ten a Clock in 
the Forenoon, at the Exchange Tavern in Boston then and 
there to determine, and act upon the Several particulars here- 
after mentioned. Viz*^ 

1. To Choose a Moderator, Proprietor's Clerk, Treasurer, & 
Collector of Taxes. 

2. To Choose a Committee to prosecute, and defend all 
Actions, or Suits that shall or may be commenced by the 
said Proprietors or against them. 

3. To Agree upon a Method of raising Money by a Tax, or 
otherwise, for the prosecuting, and defending all Actions 
or Suits that shall — be commenced by or against this 
Propriety. 

4. To grant Sell, or dispose of any part of said Lands, not 
yet disposed off that may be Judged necessary. 

5. To Agree upon a Method for dividing any part of said 
Lands, yet undivided. 

6. To Appoint some proper Person, or Persons, to execute 
Deeds of any Lands that may be granted by this Pro- 
priety. 

7. To Choose a Committee to settle the Bounds between our 
Lands, and the Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase, 
and any other Abutters, or Claimers, and to make any 
Agreement as said Committee shall Judge for the Inter- 
est of this Propriety, by leaving the same to Reference, 
or otherwise, which Agreement and Settlement shall be 
final. 



410 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

8. To confirm and ratify any Matters or Things transacted 
by the Proprietors at their past Meetings. 

9. Lastly, To agree upon a Method of calling Meetings of the 
Proprietors for the future. 

Of which all Persons concerned are hereby notifyed to 

give their Attendance by themselves or Agents, lawfully 

Authorized at said Time and IMace. 

Belcher ISToyes. 

Boston April 11, 1757. 

I do hereby certify that the above Advertisement was duly 

published in the several Boston Weekly Xews-Papers Forty 

days before the day appointed for said Meeting, as the Law 

directs. 

P Belcher Koyes Propr^ Clerk. 

Entred & recorded. 

P B :Nroyes, Pro: Clerk. 

May 31^' 1757. 

Att a Meeting of the Proprietors of Pejepscott Lands duly 
warned as the Law directs, at the Exchange Tavern Kings 
Street Boston on Tuesday May 31 1757. 

Moderator 
Voted, That William Skinner Esq"" be Moderator of this 
Meeting, and 

Prop" Clerk 
C Belcher Noyes was unanimously chosen Clerk of this 
Propriety and was duly sworn to the faithful Discharge of 
his Office, by John Phillips Esq"" as certifyed in this Book. 

Adjourned to June 1. 
Then the meeting was by Vote adjourned till to morrow 
at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon to meet at this place 
Entred & recorded — 

P Belcher ISToyes Prop" Clerk 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 411 

June 1, 1757. 
Then mett according to Adjournment. 

Treasurer «& Collector 
Voted, That D' Belcher Noyes be Proprietor's Treasurer, 
and Collector of Taxes. 

Committee to prosecute &c. 
Voted That William Skinner Escf Mess''^ Samuel Water- 
house and Belcher Noyes or any Two of them be a Com- 
mittee to prosecute and defend all Actions or Suits that shall 
be commenced by the said Proprietors or against them. 

Articles referr'd. 
Voted That the Third, Fourth, and Fifth articles, in the 
warrant — be referred to be acted on hereafter. 

Committee for executing Deeds. 
Voted That William Skinner Esq"" Mess''' Belcher lioyes 
and Samuel Waterhouse or any Two of them be a Committee 
to execute Deeds of any Lands granted by this Propriety, and 
in particular to the Setlers at Topsham. 

Committee for Setling Claims. 

Voted, That the Hon"^ Isaac Royall Escf Henry Gibbs & 

William Skinner Esq" Mess""' Belcher Noyes & Samuel 

Waterhouse or the Major Part of them be a Committee to 

transact & conclude the Agreement with the Proprietors of 

the Kennebeck Purchase & any other Abutters, or Claimers, 

and to make any Agreement as the said Committee shall 

Judge for the Interest of this Propriety by leaving the same 

to reference or otherwise which Agreement and Settlement 

shall be final. 

Vote of Confirmation. 

Voted, That all Matters and things transacted by the Pro- 
prietors at their past Meetings be & hereby are ratifyed & 
confirmed. 



412 DOCUMENTAET HISTOEY 

Voted That the meeting be adjourned to this place at Five 
a Clock in the Afternoon. 

(Post Meridiem.) 
Acceptance of y^ Plymouth Comp'' Proposalls. 
Voted, That the Proposalls from the Plymouth Company 
for an Accommodation of the Dispute between them and us, 
be accepted on our part: Provided, That the release de- 
manded from Mess""^ Gibbs & Skinner be limitted to Lands 
granted by the Pejepscott Company to them at Abagadussett 

only.— 

Vote of Equity to the Partners. 

Voted, That if any of the Partners by this Accommoda- 
tion with the PhTHOuth Company, are deprived of any of 
their Divisions or Grants of Land heretofore assigned them 
by this Propriety, it shall be made good to them, so as that 
no one of the Partners loose more than another. And in par- 
ticular, its Voted, That a Debt of £203 .. 19 .. 11 old tenor, 
due to Job Lewis Esq'" deceased for the payment of which 
certain Lands were Assigned which will by this Accommo- 
dation be released, shall be made up to his heirs elsewhere, 
or paid them in Money. 

Adjourned to June 8. 
Voted That this Meeting be further adjourned to Wednes- 
day the Eighth of June instant to meet at this place at Five 
a Clock in the afternoon. 
Entred & recorded. 

P Belcher N'oyes Prop" Clerk. 

Proposalls to the Plymouth Comp'^. 

A Proposall for setting the interfering Claims of the Ken- 
nebeck and Pejepscott Companys. (on our Part). 

1 That the Pejepscott Company should Quittclaim to 
the Kennebeck Company all the Land within their Claim 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 413 

Northward of a Line to run from the Mouth of Cathance 
River West North West till said Line meets with the western 
Line of the Kenneheck Purchase, as it extends North and 
South, and also all the Land from Merrymeeting Bay, ex- 
tending Southerly and lying on the west of Kenneheck River 
and running down said River to the Mouth thereof where 
it empty s it self into the Sea or Western Ocean and to run 
Westerly on the Sea Coast, round to Small Point, then 
running Northerly on the Sea Shore up to New Meadows 
Bay on the East Side of great Sehasco-degin Island to the 
furthest head of said New ]\readows Bay, and Creek alias 
Stevens's River, then to run a West North West Course 
from the head or Northermost of said Creek to Merrymeet- 
ing Bay together with all the Islands in said Kennebeck- 
river and on the Sea Coast from said Mouth of Kenneheck 
to the Western Line of the Kenneheck Company's Claim Ex- 
cept the aforementioned Island of Great Sehasco-degin 
Island and little Damaris-cove Island lying at the south end 
of Merryconeeg Neck. Provided, That the said Kenne- 
heck Company do engage as follows ; ( 1 ) That they will in 
consequence of this Quittclaim do nothing to disturb or 
Molest Aaron Hinkley Esq"" in the Possession of one half of 
a mill built on Abagadussett River, and six hundred Acres 
of Land sold him by Mess'^ Gibbs and Skinner. (2) That 
they also allow and confirm to William Patten and others, 
six hundred & sixty one Acres of Land hereby included in 
this Resignation (3) That they confirm to the Heirs of 
Job Lewis Esq"" Two hundred & fifty Acres of Land on Hun- 
niwell's Neck. (4) That they confirm to Mess*"^ Gibbs and 
Noyes Three hundred Acres of Land at Atkins's Bay. 

2'^ That the Kenneheck Company should Quittclaim to 
the Pejepscott Company: All the Land lying Southward 
of the Line aforementioned, Viz*^ Beginning at the Mouth 
of Cathance River, and running a West North West course, 



414 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

till it meets with the Westerly Line of the Kenuebeck Pur- 
chase, from the late Colony of New Plymouth as it extends 
North and South, and which is fifteen Miles from Kenne- 
beck Kiver, and from thence on said Line to run Southerly 
four miles to the westward of Androscoggin Kiver till it 
meets with Maquoit Bay, as said Bounds are described in 
said Pejepscott Company's Deed from Ephraim Savage, then 
round said Maquoit Bay, Mare point, and Merryconeeg 
Neck, and so up to the head of New Meadows Bay and Creek 
to the Northermost head thereof, and from the Northermost 
part of said Creek to run West Northwest to Merrymeeting 
Bay, and from thence to run Northerly to the said Line, be- 
ginning at the Mouth of Cathance River, being the first men- 
tioned Bounds. In which Bounds are comprehended the 
Township of Brunswick, Topsham and the Islands in the 
River of Pejepscott or Androscoggin Together with the 
Island of Great Sebascodegin, and little Damaris Cove Island 
lying at the South end of Merryconeeg Neck. 

It is also agreed that any Acknowledgments made by any 
of the Inhabitants within the Bounds relinquished by the 
Kennebeck Company be delivered up to the Proprietors 
Clerk of the Pejepscott Company; And if there are any 
Acknowledgments in the hands of the Pejepscott Company, 
they are to be given up to the Clerk of the Plymouth 
Company. 

This Agreement to be ratifyed by both Parties. 
Boston March 12''' 1757. 

Consented to on the Part of the Pejepscott Company; 

P Isaac Royall. 
Henry Gibbs. 
Belcher Noyes. 
William Skinner. 

Entred on record. — Samuel Waterhouse. 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop""^ Clerk 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 415 

FroposalJs from the Plytnouth Co. 

Proposalls for selling the Interfering Claims of the Ken- 
nebeck and Pejepscott Companys. (on the Part of the 
Pljonouth) 

1 That the Pejepscott Company Quittclaim to the Ken- 
nebeck Company All the Lands within their Claim North- 
ward of a Line to run from the Mouth of Cathance River, 
"West North West without the Variation of the Compass until 1 
said Line meets with the Western Line of the Kennebeck 
Purchase, as it extends North and South, And also all tlie 
Lands from Merrymeeting Bay, extending Southerly, and 
lying on the West side Kennebeck River and running dowii 
said River to the Mouth thereof, where it emptys itself into 
the Sea, or Western Ocean, and from thence to run Westerly 
on the Sea Coast, round to small point, then running North- 
erly, on the Sea Shore up to New Meadows, on the East 
side of Great Sebasco-degin Island, to the furthest head of 
said New Meadows Bay, and Creek, alias Stevens's river, 
then to run a West Northwest Course from the head or 
Northermost part of said Creek to Merrymeeting Bay. To- 
gether with all the Islands in said Kennebeck River and on 
the Sea Coast from said Mouth of Kennebeck River to the 
Western Line of the Kennebeck Company's Claim. Except 
the aforementioned Island of Great Sebasco-degin Island & 
little Damaris Cove Island lying at the Southward of Merry- 
coneeg-Neck. Provided That the said Kennebeck Company 
do engage as follows, (1) That they will in Consequence of 
this Quitt claim do nothing to disturb or Molest Aaron Hink- 
ley Esq'" in the Possession of One half of a Mill built on 
Abagadussett River and six hundred Acres of Land sold him 
b}^ Mess''® Gibbs and Skinner. (2) That they will allow 
and confirm to William Patten and Others, the Land sold 
them, hereby included in this Resignation. (3) That they 



416 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

confirm to the Heirs of Job Lewis Esq"" Two hundred & fifty 
acres on Hunni wells ISTeck. (4) That thej confirm to 
Mess" Gibbs and Noyes Three hundred Acres at Atkins's 
Bay. 

2^ That the Keunebeck Company should Quitt Claim to 
the Pejepscott Company All the Land lying Southward of 
the forementioned Line Viz' Beginning at the mouth of 
Cathance Kiver & running a West ISTorth West Course, untill 
it meets with the Westerly Line of the Kennebeck Purchase 
from the late Colony of New Pljonouth as it extends North 
and South and which is fifteen Miles from Kennebeck River, 
and from thence to run Southerly, so far on the Kennebeck 
Company's Line as to terminate at four Miles distance from 
Sagadehoc, alias Androscoggin River, and from thence to run 
Easterly, on a Strait Line untill it meets with the Mouth of 
Bmigamunganock Brook, where it emptys it self into Ma- 
quoit Bay, as said Bounds are described, by said Pejepscott 
Company's Deed from Ephraim Savage, then running round 
said Maquoit Bay, Mare point, Merryconeeg Neck, and so 
up to the head of New Meadows Bay, and Creek, to the 
Northermost part thereof, and from the Northermost part of 
said Creek to run West North West to Merrymeeting Bay 
and thence to run northerly to the said Line, beginning at 
the Mouth of Cathance River, being the first mentioned 
Bounds ; in which is comprehended the To\vnship of Tops- 
ham, and Brunswick, and the Islands in the River Sagada- 
hock, alias Androscoggin, together with the Islands of great 
Sebasco degin Island, and little Damaris Cove Island, lying at 
the End of Merryconeeg Neck. Provided, that — said Mess""® 
Gibbs and Skinner Quittclaim to the said Kennebeck Comp'' 
all their Right, Title, and Interest, to any Lands granted to 
them by the Pejepscott Company at Abagadussett : lying 
Northward of the first mentioned Line, which runs from the 
Mouth of Cathance River, a West North West Course, untill 



OF THE STATE OE MAINE 417 

said Line meets with the Western Line of the said Kenne- 
beck Purchase. Also that said Mess" Gibbs and Skinner, 
Quittchiim to said Kennebeck Company one half a double 
Saw Mill erected upon Abagadussett river, with all the Ap- 
purtenances thereunto belonging and Appertaining. 

Charles Apthorp. 

Thomas Hancock. 

Silvester Gardiner. 

William Bowdoin. 

Benjamin Hallowell 

James Bowdoin. 

James Pitts. 
Consented to on part of the Kennebeck Company. — 
Boston March 30, 1757. 

It is agreed that any Acknowledgments made by any of 
the Inhabitants within the bounds relinquished by the Ken- 
nebeck Company be delivered up to the Proprietor's Clerk 
of the Pejepscott Company. And if there are any Acknowl- 
edgTnents in the hands of the Pejepscott Company, they are 
to be given up to the Clerk of the Plymouth Company. 

Entred on Record 

P Belcher ISToyes Prop"^^ Clerk. 

exchanged April 7, 1757. 
June 8 1757. 

Att a Meeting of the Pejepscott Proprietors att the Ex- 
change Tavern in Boston Wednesday June 8'^ 1757, by 
Adjournment. 

The following Vote of Agreement with the Plymouth 
Company was debated and passed. Viz' 

Vote of Agreem* ivith the Prop''^ of Kennebeck Purchase. 

Whereas the Proprietors of certain Lands on Kennebeck- 
river in the County of York and Province of the Massachu- 

28 



418 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

setts Bay in New England, which they derived from Mess" 
Antipas Boyes, Edward Tyng, Thomas Brattle and John 
Winslow, which they derived from the late Colony of Nev/ 
Plymouth, which said Colony derived from the Councill at 
Plymouth in the County of Devon, in Great Brittain, as by 
said Councill's Pattent to said Conoly bearing date, January 
16, 1629, and the Boundarys, and Description of said Lands 
therein contained may more fully appear ; by Vertue of said 
Title derived as aforesaid ; lay claim to certain Lands called 
the Pejepscott Purchase in the County and Province afore- 
said purchased by Mess""^ Thomas Hutchinson, John Went- 
worth, Adam Winthrop, John Watts, David Jeffries, Oliver 
ISToyes, and John Ruck, of Ephraim Savage Administrator to 
the Estate of Richard Wharton, which said Wharton pur- 
chased of John Shapleigh by deed dated July 4 1683. Also 
of Six Indian Sagamores by deed dated July 7 1684, & 
others. 

In order therefore to prevent any Controversy between 
said Proprietors and Us touching our said Lands, We have 
mutually agreed that the first mentioned Proprietors deriv- 
ing from Antipas Boyes tSrc called the Kennebeck Company 
shall release and Quittclaim to us the said Proprietors de- 
riving from said Ephraim Savage & others, called the 
Pejepscott Company, All the Lands lying Southward of a 
Line beginning at the Mouth of Cathance River, running a 
West North west course untill it meets with the Westerly 
line of said Kennebeck Purchase as it extends North and 
South, and which is fifteen Miles from said Kennebeck 
River, and from thence running Southerly, so far on the 
said Kennebeck Company's Line as to terminate at four 
Miles distance from Androscoggin, alias Amoroscoggin 
River, and from thence to run Easterly untill it meets with 
the Mouth of Buugamungonock Brook, where it emptys it- 
self into Maquoit Bay, as said Bounds are described in our 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 410 

Deed from said Ephraim Savage, then running round said 
Maquoit Bay, Mair point, Middle Bay, Merryconeeg Neck, 
and so up to the head of New Meadow's Bay, and Creek, 
alias Stevens's River, to the Northermost part thereof, and 
from thence to run a West North West Course without allow- 
ing for the Variation of the Compass to Merrymeeting Bay, 
and thence to run Northerly to said Line beginning at the 
Mouth of Cathance River, the first mentioned Boundary. 
Together with the Island called great Sebasco-degin and the 
Island called little Damaris-Cove lying off the lower end of 
Merryconeeg Neck, and all the Islands in said River of An- 
droscoggin, or Amoroscoggin and Pejepscott River. And 
further to release and Quittclaim to Aaron Hinkley Esq"" 
his heirs and Assigns one half a double Saw Mill built on 
Abagadussett River, and six hundred Acres of Land there- 
abouts sold him by Mess''^ Gibbs & Skinner, and now in said 
Hinkley's Possession, the same being part or parcell of 
Twelve hundred acres granted by us to said Gibbs and 
Skinner, And also to release and Quittclaim, and confirm to 
William Patten, & others, the Lauds sold them at Cathance 
Point. Also release and confirm to the Heirs of the late 
Job Lewis Esq"" Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land on 
Hunniwell's Neck and also confirm to Mess'' Gibbs and 
Noyes, Three hundred Acres of Land at Atkins's Bay. And 
give up any Acknowledgments made by any of the Inhabi- 
tants within the Bounds relinquished by said Kennebeck 
Company to our Proprietors Clerk. 

In consideration whereof we the said Proprietors of Lands 
at Pejepscott, at our meeting called and regulated according 
to Law, held at Boston on Wednesday this Eighth day of 
June 1757. Do Vote, to release and Quittclaim to the said 
Kennebeck Company; All our Right, Title, and Interest to 
all the Lands within our Claim Northward of the aforemen- 
tioned Line to run from the Mouth of said Cathance River, 



420 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

West ISTorth West without the Variation of the Compass un- 
till said Line meets with the Western Line of the Kennebeck 
Purchase as it extends North and South ; And also all the 
Lands from Merrymeeting-Bay, extending Southerly, and 
lying on the West side of Kennebeck River, to the Mouth 
thereof, where it emptys it self into the Sea or Western 
Ocean, and from thence to run Westerly on the Sea Coast 
round to Small Point, then running Northerly on the Sea 
Shore up to New Meadows Bay and Creek, alias, Stevens's 
River, then to run a West North West course from the head, 
or Northermost part of said Creek to Merrymeeting-Bay. 
Together with our Right Title and Interest to all the 
Islands in said Kennebeck River, and on the Sea Coast 
from the said Mouth of Kennebeck River, to the Western 
Line of the said Kennebeck Company's Claim. Except the 
aforementioned Island of Great Sebasco-degin, little Dama- 
ris Cove Island, and the Islands in the aforenamed Andro- 
scoggin, or Amoroscoggin River, and Pejepscott River. 

And to the end that the said Kennebeck Company's Title 
to the Lands Quittcl aimed unto them by us the said Pejep- 
scott Company, and the Evidences thereof may be perpetu- 
ated : It is further Voted, That Belcher Noyes our 
Proprietors Clerk, be and is hereby authorized and directed 
in behalf of said Pejepscott Company, by Deed to release «fe 
Quittclaim the above Tracts of Lands, Voted by us, to be 
released and Quittclaimed, as aforesaid, to the said Kenne- 
beck Company their Heirs, Successors, or Assigns : And that 
the said Belcher Noyes Sign his Name thereto. Seal, De- 
liver, and Acknowledge the same, and that said Deed be 
entred in the Registry of Deeds for the said County of York, 
and there recorded ; and that the said Deed so executed, shall 
be good and Valid to all Intents and Purposes, as the Act 
and Deed of this Company. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 421 

Voted ; That this meeting be further adjourned to 
"Wednesday the Twenty ninth day of June instant to meet 
at the house of our Partner D"" Belcher ISToyes, at Three a 
Clock in the afternoon. 

Entred on Record — 

P Belcher Noyes Prop" Clerk. 

Adjourned to June 29"^ 
June 29, 1757. 

The Proprietors mett according to Adjournment, and 
Voted a further Adjourmnent of this Meeting, to Wednes- 
day the Sixth day of July to meet at this Place, at three 
a Clock in the Afternoon. 

Att° Belcher Noyes Prop""' Clerk. 

Entred on Record 

P Belcher Noyes. 

July 6, 1757. 

The Proprietors mett according to Adjournment, and 
Voted a further Adjournment of this Meeting, to Wednes- 
day the third day of August, to meet at this place, at three 
a Clock in the Afternoon. 

Entred on Record; 

P Belcher ISToyes Prop""^ Clerk. 

August 3^ 1757. 

Expences 32/ 
The Proprietors mett according to Adjournment, and 
Voted a further Adjournment of this meeting to Wednesday 
the thirty first of August Instant, to meet at this place, at 
three a Clock in the afternoon. 

Entred on Record, 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop""® Clerk. 



422 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

August 31, 1757. 

Expences 40/ 
The Proprietors mett according to Adjournment, and 
Voted a further Adjournment of this meeting to Wednes- 
day the twenty eighth of September next to meet at this 
placa at three a Clock in the afternoon. 
Entred on Record 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop""^ Clerk. 

The Proprietors met and adjourned on following dates: 
Sept. 28 ; Oct. 19 ; Nov. 16 ; Dec. 7, 28, 1757. Mar. 1 ; Apr. 
5; May 3, 1758. 

June 7, 1758. 

Att a meeting of the Proprietors According to Adjourn- 
ment Wednesday June 7, 1758. 

The ninth Article in the Warrant Acted on. 

Method for calling Prop""^ Meeting. 

Voted, That the Method for calling a Meeting of the Pro- 
prietors be in manner following: Viz' The Standing Com- 
mittee of the Proprietors be and are hereby impowered at 
any time hereafter for that End and Purpose whenever a 
Meeting of said Prop" Shall be Judged necessary to give 
publick Notice of the time and Place in the News-Paper 
entitled the Boston Gazette or Country Journall, Twenty 
one Days, at least before the Time of said ]\Ieeting, notify- 
ing the Occasion thereof. — 

Sale of 200'' to Hugh & Sam' Wilson confirmed. 
That upon the Application of Mess" Hugh and Samuel 
Willson two of the Inhabitants of the Township of Topsham, 
for two Lotts of Land lying up Cathance River, to be dis- 
posed of to them, the Committee of the Proprietors Judged 
it necessary to contract with them for said Lotts according 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 423 

to a Survey thereof by Stephen Gatchell Surveyor: Voted 
That the same be confirmed as it may be expected to draw 
others into the Purchasing of Land there to the Advantage of 
the Propriety. 

Voted, That this meeting be further Adjourned to Wednes- 
day the fifth Day of July next to meet at this place at Eleven 
aClock in the Forenoon. — 

Entred on Record 

P Belcher Noyes Propr" Clerk. 

Adjourned to July 5, 1758. 

July 5 1758 

The Proprietors mett according to Adjournment and 

Voted a further Adjournment to Wednesday the Second day 

of August next to meet at this place at Eleven aClock in the 

forenoon. 

Att° Belcher Noyes Prop'''^ Clerk 

Adjourned to Aug* 2 1758. 
Aug* 2 1758. 

Vote for granting Deeds. 

The Proprietors mett according to Adjournment and the 
following Vote was Agreed to Viz* 

Whereas by the Vote impowering Mess""^ William Skinner, 
Belcher ISToyes and Samuel Waterhouse a Committee to exe- 
cute Deeds to the Setlers at Topsham &c it was expresly 
mentioned, That any of Two of them were sufficient, but as 
the said Samuel Waterhouse had not Joined with the others, 
in the Execution of any Deeds yet given out : Its now agreed ; 
That his Name be Omitted in the reciting the aforesaid 
Vote, and any Deeds hereafter to be executed be in the Name 
of Two of said Committee only Viz* Mess""^ William Skinner, 
& Belcher Noyes, who are hereby fully impowered to execute 
the same in behalf of the Proprietors. 



424 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Voted, That this meeting be further adjourned to Wednes- 
day the sixth day of September next to meet at this place, 
at Eleven aClock in the forenoon. 

Entred on Record 

P Belcher Xoyes, Prop" Clerk. 

Adjourned to Sepf 6, 1758. 
Sep' 6 1758. 

Then The Proprietors mett according to Adjournment, 
and Voted a further Adjournment to Wednesday the Fourth 
day of October next to meet at this place at Eleven aClock 
in the Forenoon. 

Entred on Record 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop"^ Clerk. 

Adjourned to Octob"" 4, 1758. 
Oct. 4 met and adjourned to Xov. 1, and then to May 2, 
1759. 



Deed of Release to the Ply mouth Proprietors. 

Feb: 20: 1758. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come Belcher 
Noyes of Boston in the County of Suffolk & Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in !New England Physician, elected Clerk 
to the Proprietors of Lands at Pejepscott in the County of 
York & duly sworn into said Office as the Law directs. 

Sends Greeting. 

Know Yee, That Whereas the Proprietors of the Kenne- 
beck Purchase the Heirs and Assigns of Antipas Boyes, Ed- 
ward Tyng, Thomas Brattle, and John Winslow, in order to 
prevent any Controversy that might arise between them the 
Proprietors of the said Kennebeck Purchase, and the said 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 425 

Pejepscott Proprietors touching their respective Claims of 
Lands have by their Deed duly executed by David Jeffries 
their Proprietors Clerk especially inipowered & Authorized 
thereunto by the said Proprietors of Kennebeck, released and 
forever Quittclaimed unto the said Pejepscot Proprietors: 
All that Tract of Land lying Southward of the Line hereafter 
mentioned, Viz' Beginning at the Mouth of Cathance River, 
which emptys itself into Merrymeeting Bay, said Line to 
run a West-Xorth-West Course v^^ithout allowance for the 
Variation of the Compass, untill it meets with the Westerly 
Line of said Kennebeck Purchase, as it extends North and 
South, and which is fifteen Miles from said Kennebeck 
River, and from thence running Southerly so far on the said 
Kennebeck Company's Line as to terminate at Four Miles 
Distance from Androscoggin River, from thence to run 
Easterly untill it meets with the Mouth of Bungamunganock- 
Brook, where it emptys it self into Maquoit Bay, as said 
Bounds are described in said Pejepscot Company's Deed 
from Ephraim Savage, then running round said Maquoit- 
Bay, Mare point. Middle Bay, Merryconeeg Neck, and so 
up New Meadows-Bay alias Stevens's River, untill it meets 
with Stevens's Carryingplace so called, and from thence to 
run a West-North-West Course over to Merrymeeting-Bay, 
without Allowance for Variation of the Compass, and thence 
to run Northerly to the aforementioned Line at the Mouth 
of Cathance River, the first mentioned Boundary. To 
gether with the Island called Great Sebasco-degin and the 
Island called little Damaris-Cove Island lying off the lower 
end of Merryconeeg-Neck, and all the Islands in the afore- 
said Rivers of Androscoggin, and Pejepscott, comprehended 
within the aforesaid Limitts. 

Now Know Yee, That I the said Belcher Noyes pursuant 
to a Vote of the said Pejepscott Proprietors passed at their 
meeting called & regulated according to Law, held at Boston 



426 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

by Adjournment, on the Eighth day of June A D 1757, being 
hereunto Specially impowered, & Authorized in the behalf of 
said Pejepscott Proprietors; for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of Five Shillings, Sterling received of David Jeffries 
of Boston aforesaid Gentleman Clerk to the Proprietors of 
the said Kennebeck Purchase, Do hereby release, and for- 
ever Quittclaim unto the said Proprietors of the said Ken- 
nebeck Purchase, as derived to them from the late Colony of 
New Plymouth, their Heirs, Assigns and Successors, All the 
Eight, Title, and Interest in and unto All the Lands lying 
and being within the said Pejepscott Company's Claim, 
j^orthv/ard of the forementioned Line to run from the Mouth 
of said Cathance River West-North-West without the Varia- 
tion of the Compass untill said Line meets with the Western 
Line of the Kennebeck Purchase as it extends North and 
South : And also all the Lands from Merrymeeting-Bay, ex- 
tending Southerly, and lying on the West Side of Kennebeck 
River to the Mouth thereof where it emptys itself into the 
Sea, or Western Ocean, and from thence to run Westwardly 
on the Sea Coast round to Small Point, thence running 
Northerly on the Sea Shore, up to New Meadows-Bay, 
alias Stevens's River untill it meets with Stevens's car- 
rying place so called, and from thence to run a West- 
North-West Course, without allowing for the Variation 
of the Compass over to Merrymeeting Bay. Together 
with the said Pejepscott Company's Right, Title and 
Interest to all the Islands in said Kennebeck River, & on 
the Sea Coast from the said Mouth of Kennebeck River to 
tlie Western Line of the said Kennebeck Company's Claim 
Excepting the forementioned Island of Great Sebasco-degin, 
little Damaris-Cove Island, and the Islands in the Rivers of 
Androscoggin, and Pejepscot. To Have and to Hold the 
above released Tracts of Lands, with all the Privileges & 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging, k Appertaining, unto 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 427 

them the said Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase, their 
Heirs, Assigns, and Successors forever, Agreeable to a 
Mutual Agreement made and concluded by and between the 
said Parties, in order that a final issue may be putt to any 
Disputes that might arise in consequence of said Interfering 
Claims to said Lands. 

In Testimony whereof I the said Belcher I^oyes, autho- 
rized as aforesaid, do hereunto sett my hand, and deliver 
this Instrument as the Special Act and Deed of the said 
Pejepscot Proprietors, this Twentieth day of February Anno 
Domini, One thousand seven hundred fifty eight, in the 
Thirty first Year of His Majesty's Reign. 

Belcher iSToyes. and Seal. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered, In Presence of us. 
John Hunt. 
John Mico-Wendell. 

Suffolk Ss Boston February 28"^ 1759. 
Then Belcher jSToyes Esq'' personally Appeared & Acknowl- 
edged this Instrument by him executed to be his Act & Deed. 

Before me, 
Jacob Wendell Justice Peace. 

Entred from the Original — 

P Belcher Noyes Prop" Clerk. 



Deed of Release from the Plym" Proprietors to the 

Pejepscott Prop'^\ 
Feb: 20 1758 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come David 

Jeffries of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Province of 

the Massachusetts Bay in New England Gentleman, elected 



428 DOCUMENTARY HISTOKY 

Clerk to the Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase from 
the late Colony of Kew Plymouth, and duly sworn into said 
office as the Law directs. Sends Greeting. 

Know Yee, That whereas the Pejepscott Company in order 
to prevent any Controversy that might arise between them 
the said Pejepscott Company, and the Proprietors of the said 
Kennebeck Purchase, from the late Colony of New Ply- 
mouth, touching their respective Claims of said Lands have 
by their Deed bearing even date with these Presents duly 
executed by Belcher Noyes their Proprietors Clerk, especial- 
ly impowered & Authorized thereunto by the said Pejepscott 
Company, released and forever Quittclaimed unto the Pro- 
prietors of the said Kennebeck Purchase from the late 
Colony of New Plymouth : All their the said Pejepscott 
Company's Right Title and Interest to all the Lands within 
their Claim lying Northward of a Line to run from the 
Mouth of Cathance River, West-North-West without the 
Variation of the Compass, untill the said Line meets with 
the western Line of the Kennebeck Purchase, as it extends 
North and South ; and Also All the Lands from j\Ierr\Tneet- 
ing Bay extending Southerly and lying on the West side of 
Kennebeck River to the jMouth thereof where it emptys it 
self into the Sea, or Western Ocean, and from thence to run 
Westwardly on the Sea Coast round to Small Point then 
running Northerly up New Meadows Bay and Creek alias 
Stevens's River, untill it meets with Stevens's carrjdngplace 
so called and from thence to run a West-North-West Course 
over to said Merrymeeting Bay, without allowing for Varia- 
tion of the Compass Together with all their Right Title and 
Interest to all the Islands in Said River Kennebeck & on the 
Sea-Coast from the said Mouth of Kennebeck River to the 
Western Line of the said Proprietors of the Kennebeck Pur- 
chase, from the late Colony of New Phonouth, their Claim, 
Except the Island of Great Sebascodegin, little Damaris- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 429 

Cove-Island, And the Islands in Androscoggin, alias Saga- 
dehoc River. 

JSTow know Yee That I the said David Jeffries pursuant 
to the Votes of the Proprietors of the said Kennebeck Pur- 
chase from the late Colony of New Pl>anouth passed at their 
Meetings called and regulated according to Law, held at Bos- 
ton, by Adjournment, June 8, 1757, and February the first 
1758, being hereunto specially Authorized and directed in 
the behalf of the Proprietors of said Kennebeck Purchase 
from the late Colony of New Plymouth for and in consid- 
eration of the Sum of Five Shillings Sterling received of 
Belcher JSToyes aforesaid Physician Clerk to the said Pejep- 
scott Company: Do hereby Release and forever Quittclaim 
unto the said Pejepscott Company their Heirs, Assigns, and 
Successors : All the Right Title and Interest in and unto all 
the Lands Lying Southward of a Line beginning at the Mouth 
of Cathance River, which emptys itself into said Merry- 
meeting Bay, said Line to run a West-North-West Course 
untill it meets with the Western Line of the Kennebeck Pur- 
chase, as it extends North and South, and which is fifteen 
miles from Kennebeck River, and from thence running 
Southerly so far on the said Line of the said Proprietors of 
the Kennebeck Purchase as to terminate at four Miles Dis- 
tance from Androscoggin, alias Sagahedoc River, and from 
thence to run Easterly untill it meets the Mouth of Bunga- 
mungonock Brook, where it emptys it self into Maquoit-Bay, 
as said Bounds are described in said Pejepscott Company's 
Deed from Ephraim Savage, then running round Maquoit 
Bay, Mare Point, Middle Bay, Merryconeeg Neck, and so 
up New Meadows Bay, and Creek, alias Stevens's river un- 
till it meets with Stevens's carryingplace so called, and from 
thence to run a West-North-west Course over to said Merry- 
meeting Bay without allowing for Variation of the Com- 
pass and thence to run Northerly to the aforementioned Line 



430 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

at the Mouth of Cathance River, the first mentioned Bound- 
ary. Together with the Island called Great-Sebasco-Degin, 
and the Island called little Damaris-Cove-Island lying off 
the End of Merryconeeg Neck And all the Islands in the said 
River of Androscoggin alias Sagadehoc. To Have and to 
Hold the above released & Quittclaimed Tracts of Lands 
with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing and Appertaining unto them the said Pejepscott Com- 
pany their Heirs Assigns and Successors forever, agreeable 
to a Mutual Agreement made and concluded between the 
said Parties in order that a final Issue may be putt to any 
Disputes that might arise in Consequence of said interfering 
claims to said Lands. In Testimony whereof I the said 
David Jeftries, authorized and directed as aforesaid do here- 
unto sett my hand and Seal and deliver this Instrument as 
the Special Act & Deed of the Proprietors of the Kennebeck 
Purchase from the late Colony of New Plymouth this Twen- 
tieth day of February, Anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred and fifty eight, in the thirty first Year of His 
Majestys Reign. 

David Jeftries. and a Seal. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered In Presence of us. 
William Bowdoin 
John Taylor. 

Suffolk Ss Boston February 28, 1759. 
Then M"" David Jeffries personally Appeared and acknowl- 
edged this Instrument by him executed to be his Act & Deed. 

Before me 

Jacob Wendell Justice Peace 

Entred from the Original 

P Belcher Noyes Prop""" Clerk. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 481 

Plymoutli Prop'- Deed of 300 Aeres to Mess'" (>ibhs(£: Noyes. 

Jan : 23 : 1758. 

To All Persons to whom these Presents shall come David 
Jeffries of Boston in the Coiintv of Suffolk & Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England Gentleman Clerk to 
the Proprietors of the Kennebeck Purchase from the late 
Colony of New Plymouth Sends Greetings 

Whereas the said Proprietors of Kennebeck Purchase at 
their meeting held at Boston by Adjournment June 8 1757 
did Vote in manner and form following Viz* Voted, That 
Three hundred Acres of Land on Small Point Neck fronting 
on Atkins's Bay be and hereby is granted to Mess''^ Henry 
Gibbs and Belcher Noyes their Heirs and Assigns in con- 
sideration that Oliver Noyes Escf was at considerable Ex- 
pence in bringing forward the Settlement at Small point ; 
as Surveyed and platted by James Scales Surveyor Novem- 
ber 1^' 1742. And that David Jeffries our Proprietors Clerk 
be and hereby is Authorized and Impowered to execute a 
Deed thereof accordingly, And that the Deed so executed be 
good and Valid to all intents and Purposes as the Act and 
Deed of this Propriety. 

Now Know Yee, That I the said David Jeffries in Conse- 
quence of the above Vote of the aforesaid Proprietors of 
Kennebeck Purchase impowering me hereunto and in Con- 
sideration of Five Shillings Sterling by me received of 
Henry Gibbs of Newtown in the County of Middlesex and 
Province aforesaid Esquire and Belcher Noyes of Boston 
aforesaid Physician, Have and Do by these Presents Grant, 
release Convey and Confirm unto them their Heirs and As- 
signs forever, the said Three hundred Acres of Land as de- 
scribed and bounded in said Piatt taken by said James Scales 
Surveyor, Viz' Beginning at the Head of a Creek being the 
head of the Mill pond commonly so called, thence North- 



432 DOCUMENTAKY HISTORY 

east across the Land to the head of a Cove running in from 
Atkins's Bay thence Southwestwardlv bj the Shore to the 
head of a Creek running in from said Bay, thence West three 
degrees South fourteen pole five feet across the Marsh to the 
head of a Creek running in from a River called Little River 
being the Bounds of Land belonging to the Heirs of Job 
Lewis Esq"" Westwardly down said Creek by the Shore to the 
Main Branch of Little River, thence Northeastwardly by 
the Shore to the bounds first mentioned containing One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres exclusive of Ledges. Also Another 
Tract of Land bounded as follows Viz* — Beginning at a 
Point of Marsh in the Crotch of Little River thence West 
Forty three degrees South across said River to the upland, 
thence upon the same course one hundred twenty eight rods 
to Small Point River, thence Southwestwardly by said River 
to the End of the Point, upon the Eastward side of said 
River, thence round said Point Northeastwardly by the Sea 
Shore or Wall to the Mouth of little River aforesaid thence 
up said River to the bounds first mentioned containing One 
hundred and fifty Acres exclusive of Ledges : To Have and 
to Hold the said Tracts of Land as above described and 
bounded unto them the said Henry Gibbs and Belcher Noyes 
their respective Heirs and Assigns in Severalty with all & 
Singular the Priviledges and Appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing on appertaining. To their only Proper Use Benefitt 
and Behoof forever Free and Clear from any Claim Chal- 
lenge or Demand to be had or made on any part of the said 
granted Premises by any of the Proprietors of the Kenne- 
beck Purchase from the late Colony of New Pl^Tnouth their 
Heirs Successors or Assigns. In Testimony that is to be 
deemed the Act of the aforesaid Proprietors and shall here- 
after be held good and Valid by them at all times I the said 
David Jeffries in their behalf have hereunto sett my hand 
and Seal this Twentieth day of January Anno Domini One 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 433 

thousand seven hundred fifty eight in the Thirty first Year 

of His Majestys Eeign. 

David Jeffries, and a SeaL 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us. 
William Bowdoin 
John Taylor. 

Suffolk SS Boston February 28"^ 1759. 
Then M"^ David Jeffries personally Appeared and Ac- 
knowledged this Instrument by him executed to be his Act 

& Deed. 

Before me, 

Jacob Wendell, Justice Peace. 

Entred from the Originall 

P Belcher Noyes, prop""^ Clerk 



Committee Meet & direct to call a New Meeting of the Proif. 

Boston July V 1761. 
At a Conference of the Proprietors of Pejepscott Lands in 
w^hich is included the District of Topsham. Present: The 
Hon"" Isaac Eoyall Esq"" Mess" Belcher l!^oyes, & Samuel 
Waterhouse on the part of said Proprietors, and Cap' Thomas 
Willson on the part of the Setlers of said place: The State 
of said Settlement was laid before the said Proprietors, and 
by them taken into Consideration, and in order to bring for- 
ward the said Settlement, and finish the meetinghouse (the 
Frame of which being raised by the said Inhabitants) ac- 
cording to the Original Agreement of the said Proprietors; 
the Present Proprietors freely declared their Eeadiness to 
conform themselves thereto & to comply with what was 
formerly engaged by the Original Proprietors to and with 

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434 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

the Sellers of said place ; And it was and then & there agreed 
to call a New Meeting of the Proprietors, as soon as may be, 
in order to choose a Committee on their part, in the room of 
those deceased and to vest said Committee with a full & 
Sufficient power to execute Deeds to those setlers, who had 
not yet paid for their setling Lotts, & the money arising by 
the Sale of those Lotts, to be appropriated, & applyed to- 
wards finishing said meeting house: And on the part of the 
Setlers it was expected they would comply with the Condi- 
tions of Settlement & pay for their Lotts as soon as may be, 
and endeavour to gett incorporated into a District, & so gett 
into Town order, for the regular Management of their af- 
fairs. So agreed & consented to. 

Attest Belcher Noyes Prop""^ Clerk. 



Entred 



P B Noyes, Clerk. 



NB. It was also agreed in case Cap* Tho^ Willson would 
endeavour to promote the Interest of the Proprietors & the 
Setlers, he should be duly considered & allowed some Island 
or otherwise to his Satisfaction. 



Advertisement for a New Meeting of the Pejepscott 
Proprietors. 

August 17 : 1761. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To the Proprietors of a Tract of Land, lying in the Coun- 
ties of Cumberland & Lincoln and Province aforesaid, 
known by the ISTame of Pejepscott Purchase, including the 
Townships, of Brunswick, and Topsham, and Lands Adja- 
cent 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 435 

Whereas the said Proprietors at their meeting duly warned 
according to Law, did agToe upon the following Method for 
calling of Meetings, for tlie future, and did Accordingly vote 
in manner, and form following : Viz* That the Committee 
of the said Proprietors be, and are hereby impowered at any 
time hereafter, for that end, and Purpose ; whenever a Meet- 
ing shall be Judged necessary, to give Publick Notice of the 
Time, and Place, in the ISTews-Paper entitled. The Boston 
Gazette, or Country Journall ; twenty one days at least be- 
fore the time of said Meeting, notifying the Occasion thereof. 

Pursuant to the abovesaid Vote, and at the Desire of 
the Committee of said Proprietors; you are hereby noti- 
fyed, and warned to meet on Wednesday the sixteenth Day 
of September next, at ten a clock in the forenoon, at the 
British-Coffee-House, in Kings Street, Boston, then and 
there to Act, and determine, upon the Articles hereafter 
mentioned Viz'. 1. To Choose a Moderator, and a Com- 
mittee for managing the prudential affairs of said Propriety, 
in the room of those deceased. (2.) To Choose a Committee 
to execute Deeds to the Setlers in Topsham, in order to raise 
money for the finishing the meeting house, in said Place, 
(the Frame of which is already raised) agreable to former 
Proposalls of the Original Proprietors, or otherwise to raise 
money for that purpose, so that the settlement of said Place 
may be compleated on the part of the Proprietors. (3) To 
agree upon a Method for dividing any part of said Lands, 
not yet divided. (4) To grant. Sell, or dispose, of any part 
of said Land, not yet disposed of that may be Judged neces- 
sary, and to vest the Committee with Power to execute Deeds 
of the same. (5) To Vest said Committee with Power of 
prosecuting, and defending any Actions, or Suits, that may 
be commenced by the said Proprietors, or against them, and 
to raise money for that purpose, if need be. (6) To Vest 
the Committee with power of setling, or regulating, the 



436 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Boundaries between them, and any other abutters, or 
claimers. (Y) To project a Method for enlarging the Settle- 
ments, and to lay out a l^exv Township on Androscoggin 
River, as proposals of Settlement may offer. Lastly To 
ratify, and confirm any matters, or things, transacted by the 
Proprietors, or their Committee, at former Meetings; Of 
which all persons concerned are hereby Notified, to give 
their Attendance by themselves, or Agents lawfully Author- 
ised, at said time and place. 

By Order of the Proprietors. 
Belcher Noyes, Proprietors Clerk. 

Boston August 17, 1761. 
Entred 

P Belcher Noyes, Prop" Clerk. 

I do hereby certify that the within Advertisement has 
been duly published three several times in the Boston 
Gazette or Country Journal Viz*^ August 17, 24 & 31 Anno 
Domini 1761, agreable to the Vote of the Proprietors. 

Attest, Belcher Noyes, Proprietors Clerk. 



Gov"" Wentworth 




Vs 


Isaac Royall Esq 


t 




Jos Wadsworth's heirs j 


1/4 


M"" Fayrweathers heirs, 


1/8 


Belcher Noyes 


V2 


1/8 


Wincholl & Patten 




1/8 


Sam" Waterhouse 




Vs 


John Merrill, 


1/2 


i/s 


Jere™ Moulton 


V2 


i/s 


Lydia Skinner 


1/4 


1/8 


Enoch Ereeman 


1/3 


1/8 



Topsham Proprietors 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 437 

Sepf 16 1761 

Att a Meeting of the Pejepscott Proprietors pursuant to 
the Advertisement published agreable to the Vote of the Pro- 
prietors at the Brittish Coffee House in Boston on Wednesday 
Sepf 16, 1761. 

Present 

Isaac Eoyall Esq"" % & %. Belcher IToyes 14 & 1/3 & 14 of 
i/g. M'- Samuel Waterhouse % & 14 of i/g. in all 
above %''' — 
Article 1 Voted, Isaac Royall Esq'' be Moderator of this 
Meeting. 

Standing Com"*"® 

2. Voted That Isaac Royall Esq' Mess" Belcher ISToyes 
& Samuel Waterhouse, be the Standing Committee for man- 
aging the Prudentiall Affairs of the whole Propriety, and 
also to Grant Sell or dispose of any part of said Lands not 
yet disposed of, that may by them be Judged necessary for 
the Interests of said Propriety, and said Committee, or the 
Major part of them are hereby Vested with full power to 
execute Deeds of the same. — and said Committee to account 
with the Proprietors for their proceedings. 

Committee for building Meetinghouse in Topsham 
3^ Voted That Mess""^ Belcher ]S[oyes, Enoch Freeman, & 
John Patten, or any Two of them, be the Committee specially 
appointed to take care of and finish the Meeting House in 
Topsham, at the Charge of this Propriety; and all the Ac- 
counts of Charge, arising on the same, be laid before the 
Standing Committee, already Appointed by the Proprietors, 
who are also impowered to discharge the same, according to 
the above power given to them. 



438 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Committee to prosecute & defend all Actions. 
5"" Voted That the Standing Committee be and hereby 
are impowered to prosecute, or defend any x\ctions, or Suits, 
in the Law, that may be commenced by the said Proprietors, 
or against them, and if need be, to raise money for that pur- 
pose, according to the above said Vote of the Proprietors with 
power of Substitution — And also to settle the Boundaries 
between the Proprietors and any other Claimers or Abutters. 

Articles not Acted on referred. 
Voted That the Article in the Advertisements for laying 
out a New Township and any Other Articles not Acted upon 
be referred to the next Adjournment of this Meeting. 

Adjourned to Octob'" 7. 
Voted That this meeting be adjourned to Wednesday the 
seventh day of October next to meet at this place at ten 
aClock in the Forenoon. 

Entered on Record 
P B :Xoyes. 

Attest Belcher Noyes, Proprietors Clerk. 

OctoV 7, 1761 

Adjourned to the 8"" 
Then mett according to Adjournment, and the Moderator 
not being present, it was agreed, that this meeting be further 
adjourned to morrow morning, to meet at this place at Eleven 
a Clock. 

Attest Belcher Xoyes Prop""^ Clerk 

Entred on Record 

P B Noyes Prop""^ Clerk 

Octob"- 8, 1761 

Att a Meeting of the Prop""^ as by Adjournment yesterday 
OctoV 8, 1761. / Present 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 439 

Isaac Royall Esq"" 1/8 2/3 Jeremiah Moulton Escf 1/lG. 
Enoch Freeman Esq"" 1/24 Belcher ISToyes for 1/4. 
M"" Samuel Waterhouse for almost 1/8. 

Plan of Topsham to be taken. 

Voted. That Enoch Freeman Esq"" be desired & is hereby 
impowered to have a regular Plan taken of the Township of 
Topsham the Setling Lotts delineated that so it may be known 
what Land remains 3'et undisposed of belonging to the Prop""^ 
the Divisional Line between the Plymouth Propriety and us 
to be the Boundary, and the Land belonging to the Prop""^ 
to be plotted by a Skillfull Surveyor into Lotts of One hun- 
dred Acres each as the Land will admitt. 

]^ew Township to be laid out. 

Voted That Enoch Freeman Esq'' be desired to lay out a 
New Township on the West side of Androscoggin River Ad- 
jacent to the Township of Brunswick, said Township to be 
about six Miles square if the Land will Admit, the out Lines 
of said Township to be run, and to be plotted into Lotts and 
lay the same before the Proprietors at their next meeting. 

Relating to the Fort in Brunswick. 

Voted That Belcher Noyes Esq"" be, and is hereby Author- 
ised and impowered to execute a Deed of the old stone Fort 
with the Buildings & Land Adjacent belonging thereto, in the 
Town of Brunswick in behalf of this Propriety Viz* The one 
half to Jeremiah Moulton Esq"" The other half to Cap' David 
Duning they paying unto the said Belcher ISToyes the Sum of 
One hundred thirty three pounds six shillings and eight pence 
lawfull Money, for which sum he is to account with the Pro- 
prietors. Also the Priviledge of the Stream at the Falls & 
its appurtenances. 



440 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Setling Letts iu Topsham to be disposed of & Deeds to be 
Executed by Belcher ISToyes. 
Voted That Mess" Enoch Freeman & Belcher ISToyes be 
and are hereby impowered to dispose of the Setling Lotts not 
yet disposed of in Topsham, and the money arising by the 
Sale of said Lotts to be applyed towards the iinishing the 
meetinghouse in said Topsham, and the said Belcher Noyes 
be, and is hereby impowered to execute the Deeds of the same, 
to the respective Setlers, and the said Committee to Account 
with the Proprietors. — 

Accounts discharged 
Voted That If Samuel Waterhouse be desired to examine 
all the accounts of the several Proprietors and see that they 
be right Cast and well vouched, and that the same be dis- 
charged out of the money arising by the Sale of the Fort in 
Brunswick. 

Adjournm* 
Voted That this meeting be further adjourned to the First 
Thursday in June next to meet at this place at Eleven a 
Clock in the Forenoon 

Attest. Belcher Koyes Prop" Clerk 

Expences 42/6 
Entred on Record 

P Belcher N'oyes Prop" Clerk 



Committee's Power to Mess" Samuel Wincholl & John Patten 
Know all men by these Presents That We Belcher ^N'oyes 
Esq"" and Samuel Waterhouse Merchant both of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New England, being the Major part of the Committee 
lately appointed by the Pejepscott Proprietors, for manag- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 441 

iiig the Priidciitiall Affairs of said Propriety, having re- 
ceived due Information of a ISTiimber of Persons intending 
to cntt & destroy the Timber on the Land belonging to the 
Proprietors in Topsham, in the County of Lincohi, & Prov- 
ince aforesaid, Do hereby Constitute our Trusty, & Well be- 
loved Partners, Mess""^ Samuel Wincholl, & John Patten 
Gentlemen to be our True & Lawfull Attorneys in behalf of 
the said Proprietors, hereby granting to the said Samuel 
Wincholl & John Patten, or either of them, full Power and 
Authority for us the said Proprietors, and in our Names, to 
prosecute any Person, or Persons whatsoever that shall pre- 
sume to committ any Tresspass upon any of the Lands as 
yet undivided, within the Limitts of said intended Town- 
ship by cutting or carrying off any sort of Lumber from any 
part of said Lands belonging to us ; And if need be to repre- 
sent us the said Proprietors in any Court or Courts of Jus- 
tice within the said Province, and there to Defend, or 
prosecute in the Law all such Persons that shall be found 
Tresspassing on said Lands unto finall Judgment. Giving 
unto our said Attorneys power if they see cause to Substitute 
one or more to Act under them, in any Actions commenced 
by our said Attorneys. Hereby covenanting & engaging to 
ratify and confirm whatsoever our said Attorneys shall law- 
fully do, or cause to be done by Virtue of this Power. In 
Testimony Whereof We, the said Belcher Noyes & Samuel 
Waterhouse in our Capacity aforesaid have hereunto Sett our 
hands & Seals this fourteenth day of December A. D. 1761 
In the Second year of His Majesty's Keign 

Belcher Noyes & a Seal. 

Sam^^ Waterhouse, & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & delivered In presence of us 
Nath" N"oyes. 
Eich*^ Waterhouse. 



4:42 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Suffolk Ss Decern'- 18 1761. 
Then Mess""^ Belcher ISToyes & Sam" Waterhouse acknowl- 
edged the above Instrument to be their Act & Deed. 

Before me 

John Phillips Just Pacis. 
Entred & recorded — 

P Belcher Noyes Prop''^ Clerk 



June d^ 1762 

Att a Meeting of the Proprietors of Pejepscott Lands as by 
Adjournment on the Eighth day of October last, at the 
Brittish Coffee House in Kings-Street, Boston. Present 
Jeremiah Moulton Esq"^ Belcher Noyes Esq"" & 
]\P Sam" Waterhouse 

Stephen Staples's Deed 100^ 
Voted That Belcher ]^oyes Esq"" be impowered to execute 
a Deed to Stephen Staples of One hundred Acres of Land 
lying above Cathance Mill, in Topsham, According to a Plan 
of the Same now presented, said Staples to give Five Shil- 
lings & four pence, p Acre, the Money to be Applyed towards 
the Meeting House in said Topsham. 

W" Patten's Deed 66^ 
Voted That Belcher l^oyes Esq"" be impowered to execute 
a Deed to William Patten of Sixty Six Acres of Land lying 
in a Gore of Land on Cathance River being the Remnant of 
Land laid out to Cathance Mill for as much as he can gett, 
the money to be applyed to the General Interest of the 
Propriety. 

B. Noyes is impowered to go down 
Voted That Belcher Noyes Esq'" be desired & impowered 
to go down to the Eastern Settlements Brunswick & Tops- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 443 

ham this Summer if his Business will allow and to Overlook 
the Affairs of the Propriety in particular the Meetinghouse 
in said Topsham, and any Other Matter or Thing relating to 
the Interest, the Expence to be born by this Propriety. 

Adjournm* to August 18, 1762. 

Voted That this meeting be further Adjourned to Wednes- 
day the Eighteenth day of August next to meet at this place 
at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon. 

Entred and Recorded by 

Belcher ]Sroyes, Prop'"'' Clerk. 

Adjournd to October 21 
1762 August 18. 

Att a Meeting of the Proprietors of Pejepscott Lands by 
Adjournment on the third day of June last at the Brittish 
Coffee house in King's Street Boston. Present 

August 18, 1762. 
M"" Samuel Waterhouse being Moderator in the Absence of 
Isaac Royall Escf Belcher iSToyes, and M'" Edward Flint, 
being present expecting an Answer as to the Setling the jSTew 
Township above Brunswick, it was further referred to our 
next meeting. And Voted That this meeting be further Ad- 
journed to Thursday October the twenty first next to meet 
at this place at ten a Clock in the Forenoon. 

Attest. Belcher Noyes, Prop""^ Clerk. 

Octob"" 21, 1762. 

Adjourned to meet at Medford. 
Att a Meeting of the Proprietors of Pejepscott Lands by 
Adjournment at the Brittish Coffee House in Boston October 
21, 1762. — Present M'' Samuel Waterhouse k Belcher ISToyes 
Att the Desire of Isaac Royall Esq'' he being confined at home 
by reason of a Cold, this Meeting is Adjourned to Morrow 



444 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Morning at Eleven a Clock, to meet at the House of Isaac 
Rovall Esq"" in Medford. 

Attest Belcher Noyes Prop'"^ Clerk. 

Octob"- 22, 1762. 

Att a Meeting of the Proprietors of Lands at Pejepscott 
on Frjday October 22, 1762 at the House of Isaac Eoyall 
Esq"" in Medford by Adjournment Yesterday. Present 

Isaac Iloyall Esq' Jeremiah Moulton Esq"" M' Samuel 
Waterhouse and Belcher IvToyes. 

Vote relating to the Stream at Brunswick Falls. 
Whereas at a Meeting of the Proprietors of Lands at 
Pejepscott duly warned on the Eighth day of October A D 
1761, it was Voted That Belcher Noyes Esq"" be and is here- 
by Authorized & impowered to execute a Deed of the old 
Stone Fort with the Buildings & Land Adjacent thereto be- 
longing in the Town of Brunswick Viz* The one half to Jere- 
miah Moulton Esq"", the other half to Cap* David Duning 
they paying unto the said Belcher Noyes the Sum of One 
hundred thirty three pounds six Shillings & eight pence law- 
full Money for which Sum he is to Account with the Pro- 
prietors : Also the Priviledge of the Stream at the Falls and 
its Appurtenances. In Consequence of which Deeds have 
been executed to the said Jeremiah Moulton & David Duning 
their Heirs and Assigns. And Whereas it so happens that 
the said Stream with the Privileges and Appurtenances lyes 
partly in Brunswick in the County of Cumberland and partly 
in the District of Topsham in the County of Lincoln, which 
is not so expressed in said Deed although it was so intended 
to be conveyed unto the said Jeremiah Moulton & David 
Duning. Therefore to the Intent that Justice may be done 
unto the said Jeremiah Moulton & David Duning their Heirs 
and Assigns ; Its now Voted That the Sole Priviledge of said 
Stream with all the Appurtenances and Priviledge of Build- 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 445 

ing Dams for the erecting Mills at the said Falls in Bruns- 
wick as well in that part of the River which is comprehended 
within the Bounds of the District of Topsham in the County 
of Lincoln as that part of said Stream which is in the Town 
of Brunswick in the County of Cumberland be and is hereby 
confirmed & Granted to the said Jeremiah Moulton & David 
Duning their Heirs and Assigns. And the said Belcher 
Koyes be and is hereby impowered to execute a Deed thereof 
in manner aforesaid, that so the same may be held by the 
said Jeremiah Moulton & David Duning their respective 
Heirs & Assigns forever. — 

Article 6 

Vote relating to the Divisional Line. 

It was Voted That the Line between the Plymouth Com- 
pany & Pejepscott Proprietors be fixed, and that a Commit- 
tee be appointed for that Purpose. 

Committee Appointed 

Voted That M"" Samuel "Waterhouse & Belcher ISToyes be 
appointed the Committee for that purpose they to be Joined 
with a Committee of the Pljanouth Company, to see this 
Adjusted in as effectual a Manner as soon as may be. 
Article 7. 

I^Tame of the New Township 

Voted That the New Township laid out above Brunswick 
on Androscoggin River be called Royallston. 

Voted That this Meeting be Adjourned to the first Wednes- 
day in January next to meet at the Brittish Coffee House in 
Boston at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon. 

Entred and recorded by 

Belcher Noyes Prop" Clerk 



446 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

January 5 1T63 

Mess'"^ Belcher Noyes & Samuel Waterhouse mett accord- 
ing to Adjournment, and the said meeting was further Ad- 
journed to Wednesday April 13 1763 to meet at the same 
place at Eleven a Clock in the forenoon. 

Att° Belcher IN^oyes Proprietors Clerk 

April 13 1763. 

None of the Proprietors attended & the meeting of course 
dropt. — 

Att° Belcher l^ojes, Prop"' Clerk 



June 18, 1763 

Power to Enoch Freeman Esq"" to dispose of Land in the 
New To\vnship. 

To all Persons unto whom these Presents shall come Isaac 
Koyall Esq"" of ]\Iedford in the County of Middlesex Belcher 
Noyes Esq"" & Samuel Waterhouse Merch' both of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New England the Committee Appointed by the Pro- 
prietors of Lands at Pejepscott for granting Selling or dis- 
posing of any part of said Lands not yet disposed of. 

Whereas at a meeting of said Proprietors duly warned Ac- 
cording to Law held at Boston on Wednesday September 16, 
1761 We the abovenamed Isaac Roy all Belcher Noyes & 
Samuel Waterhouse were by Vote impowered to Grant, Sell 
or dispose of any part of said Lands not yet disposed of that 
may be Judged necessary for the Interest of said Propriety 
and said Committee or the Major part of them are hereby 
vested with full power to execute Deeds of the same and to 
Account with the Proprietors for their Proceedings. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 447 

In pursuance of said Vote, to the Intent that the Settle- 
ment of the ISTew Township laid out Adjacent to the Town- 
ship of Brunswick in the County of Cumberland fronting on 
Androscoggin Kiver, and in Consideration of Sundry Neces- 
sary Charges advanced by our Partner Enoch Freeman of 
Falmouth in the County of Cumberland Esq'" for the bring- 
ing forward of the Settlement of said Township called 
Royallston We the said Isaac Royall Belcher ]S[oyes & Samuel 
Waterhouse the aforesaid Committee Do hereby Grant Con- 
vey & Confirm unto him the said Enoch Freeman his Heirs 
and Assigns forever the Quantity of One Thousand Acres 
of Land lying within the Bounds of said Township to be by 
him disposed of to the best Advantage & Benefitt of the said 
Proprietors towards defraying the IsTecessary Charges that 
have or may Arise for bringing forward said Settlement. 
Provided and it is to be understood, that the said Enoch 
Freeman conform himself to the General Interest of said 
TovTiiship and Account with the Committee abovenamed for 
what he may receive for said one Thousand Acres of Land 
when required. And we the said Isaac Royall Belcher ISToyes 
& Samuel Waterhouse do hereby covenant & engage to and 
with said Enoch Freeman that what Land shall be disposed 
of by him shall be held good & Valid to the Purchasers so 
far as the said quantity of One thousand Acres & no more. 
In Testimony whereof we have hereunto Sett our hands & 
Seals this Eighteenth day of July Anno Domini 1763, in the 
Third Year of His Majesty's Reigii. 

Isaac Royall & a Seal. 

Belcher Noyes & a Seal. 

Sam" Waterhouse & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & dd. In presence of us. 
Jacob Royall 
Sarah Tailer. 



448 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

A true Copy examined, 

P Belcher Xoyes, Prop^^ Clerk 

Suffolk Ss Boston July 18 1763 

Then Isaac Eojall Belcher N'oyes Esq"" & M"" Samuel 

Waterhouse severally Acknowledged this Instrument to be 

their Act & Deed. 

Before me. 

Jacob Eovall Justice o' Peace 



Power to Enoch Freema?i to prosecute Tresspassers. 

July 23: 1763. 

Know all men by these Presents That We Isaac Eoyall of 
]\Iedford in the County of Middlesex Esq"" Belcher ISToyes 
Esq"" and Samuel Waterhouse Merchant both of Boston in the 
County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
ISTew England the Committee of the Proprietors of Certain 
Lands at Pejepscott in the Counties of Cumberland & 
Lincoln. 

Whereas at a Meeting of the said Proprietors duly warned 
according to Law held at Boston on Wednesday the 16 day 
of September A D 1761 It was Voted in manner and form 
following Viz* Voted That Isaac Eoyall Esq"" Mess""^ Belcher 
ISToyes & Samuel Waterhouse be the standing Committee for 
Managing the Prudentiall Affairs of the whole Propriety. 
And further It was Voted, That the standing Committee be 
and hereby are impowered to prosecute, or Defend, any 
Actions, or Suits, in the Law, that may be commenced by 
the said Proprietors, or against them, and if need be to raise 
money for that purpose according to the Power vested in 
them. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 449 

In Consequence of said Trust reposed in us, and from a 
Regard to the general Interest of said Propriety, We the 
abovenamed Committee, in our Capacity aforesaid. Do here- 
by Constituee & appoint our Trusty, and Well beloved Partner 
Enoch Freeman of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland, 
Esq"" to be our lawfuU Attorney, hereby granting to the said 
Enoch Freeman full power and Authority in behalf of the 
said Proprietors, and in their Names to prosecute in the Law 
any Person, or Persons, whatsoever that shall presume to 
committ any Tresspass upon any Part of the Lands as yet un- 
divided, either in the Township of Brunswick & Topsham, 
or in the New Township intended and laid out adjacent to 
Brunswick on the West side of Androscoggin River either by 
cutting down the Timber, Wood or any sort of Lumber, also 
the Meadow within the aforesaid limitts and for carrying 
said Lumber, or Hay from any part of the Lands aforesaid 
belonging to the said Propriety. And in particular to re- 
move and eject of the Lands in said Topsham all and every 
person who withhold the possession of their Lotts in Defyance 
to the Proprietors of said Township who placed them there, 
and Obstinately refuse to comply with the Conditions on 
which the said Lotts were taken up by them And if need be 
for and in behalf of said Proprietors to Appear plead and 
pursue unto final Judgment and Execvition in any Court, or 
Courts of Justice within said Province in all Causes wherever 
the said Proprietors are concerned, and especially in an 
Action now depending wherein Thomas Willson of Topsham 
so called, in the County of Lincoln Gent" is Plaintiff, & 
Samuel Staples of said Topsham Yeoman is Defendant, to be 
tryed at the Inferiour Court of Common pleas to be holden 
at Pownalborough within & for said County on the Fourth 
Tuesday in September next Giving unto our said Attorney 
power to Substitute one or more Attorneys to act under him 
as Occasion may require. Hereby covenanting & engaging 

80 



450 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

to ratify & confirm whatsoever our said Attorney or his Sub- 
stitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done respecting the 
particulars abovementioned by Virtue hereof. 

In Testimony whereof We the said Isaac Royall Belcher 
ISToyes & Samuel Waterhouse have hereunto sett our hands & 
Seals this 23 day of July A D 1763. In the Third Year of 
His Majesty's Reign. 

Isaac Eoyall. & a Seal. 

Belcher Xoyes. & a Seal. 

Sam" Waterhouse. & a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & dd In presence of us. 
Richard Dana 
l^ath" Hatch 

Signed Sealed & dd By Isaac Royall Esq"" 
In presence of us. 
Charles Pelkam 
Belcher Noyes Jun"" 

Suffolk Ss Boston July 29 1763. 
Then Mess*"^ Belcher Xoyes & Samuel Waterhouse Ac- 
knowledged the within written Instrument to be their Act 
& Deed. 

Before me 

Ri : Dana Justice o' Peace. 

Middlesex Ss Medford July 29 1763. 
Then Isaac Royall Esq"" Acknowledged the within written 
Instrument to be his Act & Deed. 

Before nie. 
Stephen Hall Justice o' Peace 

A true Copy examined ; 

P Belcher Noyes Prop*"^ Clerk. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 451 

Proprietors Power to Enoch Freeman to prosecute 
Tresspassers. 
Sept^ 2, 1763— 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors of certain Lands at Pejep- 
scott in the Counties of Cumberland, & Lincoln, pursuant to 
the Vote of said Proprietors, being duly published in the 
Boston Gazette, held at Boston on Wednesday Sepf 16^^" 
1761— 

It was Voted,— Viz^ That Isaac Koyall Esq"" Mess""" Belcher 
l^oyes & Samuel Waterhouse be the standing Committee for 
managing the prudential Affairs of the whole Propriety — 
Also further Voted That the standing Committee be & here- 
by are impower'd to prosecute & defend any Actions or 
Suits in the Law, that may be commenced by the said Pro- 
prietors or against them, & if need be to raise Money for that 
Purpose, according to the above Vote of the Proprietors — 

Copy examined — 

P Belcher i^oyes. Proprietors Clerk 

In Pursuance of the above recited Vote; Know all men 
by these Presents ; That We Isaac Royall of Medford in the 
County of Middlesex Esq'" Belcher Noyes Esq"" & Sam" 
Waterhouse Merchant, both of Boston in the County of Suf- 
folk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 'New England, 
do hereby constitute and appoint our Partner Enoch Free- 
man of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland, &; Province 
aforesaid Esq'" to be our true «& lawfull Attorney hereby 
granting to the said Enoch Freeman, full Power & Author- 
ity in our IvTames, & in behalf of the said Proprietors, to 
prosecute in due Course of Law any Person or Persons whom- 
soever, that have committed any Tresspass upon any Part of 
the Lands belonging to the said Propriety; as contained in 
a Deed duly executed by Ephraim Savage dated Nov"" S**" 
1714 which Lands are now comprehended in the Counties of 



452 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Cumberland, & Lincoln, in the Province aforesaid, more par- 
ticularly in the Townships of Brunswick, or Topsham or in 
the new Township laid out on the West Side of Androscoggin 
River, adjacent to the Town of Brunswick, either by cutting 
or destroying any Lumber of any Sort, as Wood & Timber 
or the Meadow within the said Limitts; & for carrying of 
the same from any Part of said Lands belonging to the said 
Propriety. And to amove and eject off the Lands in said 
Topsham all & every Person or Persons who withold the 
Possession of any Lott, or Lotts of Lands in defyance to the 
Proprietors of said Township, & if need be for, & in behalf 
of said Proprietors to appear, plead, & pursue unto final 
Judgement, & Execution, in any Court or Courts of Justice 
within said Province, in all Causes wherein the said Pro- 
prietors are concerned: or if need be to compound & com- 
promise any Matters in Contest, if he sliall judge convenient 
— Giving unto our said Attorney power to substitute one or 
more Attorneys to act under him as Occasion may require — 
Hereby covenanting and engaging to ratify & confirm what- 
soever our said Attorney or his Substitutes shall lawfully 
do, or cause to be done, by Virtue hereof. In Testimony 
whereof. We the said Issac Royall, Belcher iN^oyes, & Samuel 
Waterhouse, have hereunto Sett our hands & Seals this Sec- 
ond day of September AD 1763. in the Third Year of His 
Majesty's Reign. 

Belcher ISToyes and a Seal. 

Samuel Waterhouse and a Seal. 

Signed Sealed & dd by 

Belcher ISToyes & Sam" Waterhouse 

In presence of us 
Nath" Noyes. 
Rich*^ Waterhouse. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 453 

Suffolk Ss Boston Sept' 3, 1763 
Then Mess'"^ Belclier IvToyes & Samuel Waterhouse acknowl- 
edged the above written Instrument to be their Act & Deed 

Before me, 
Joshua Winslow Justice o Peace 



Copy examined 



P Belcher ISToyes Prop'"^ Cler. 



:N'ovember 14"^ 1764. This day Isaac Koyall Escf & M"" 
Samuel Waterhouse came to my house, and signifyed their 
Desire to me, that a I^Tew meeting of the Proprietors may be 
called, to meet the last Wednesday in January next. 

Attest Belcher Noyes Proprietors Clerk. 

Accordingly an Advertisement was published in the Boston 
Gazette and Country Journall agreable to the Vote of the 
Proprietors. 



ADVERTISEMENT. 

Province of the Mass. Bay. 

To the Proprietors of a Tract of Land lying in the 
Counties of Cumberland, & Lincoln, known by the iSTame of 
Pejepscott Purchase, including the Townships of Bruns- 
wick, & Topsham, and Land Adjacent. 

Whereas the said Proprietors at their meeting duly warned 
according to Law did agree upon the following Method for 
calling Meetings for the future, and did accordingly vote in 
manner and form following : Viz^ That the Committee of the 
said Proprietors be, and hereby are impowered at any Time 
hereafter for that End and Purpose, whenever a Meeting 
shall be Judged l^ecessary, to give Publick iSTotice in the 
Newspaper entitled: The Boston Gazettee and Country 
Journal, twenty one days at least before the Time of said 



454 DOCUMENTAEY HISTOEY 

Meeting, notifying the Occasion thereof. Pursuant therefore 
to the Desire of the Committee of said Proprietors, you are 
hereby Notifyed to meet, on Wednesday the Thirtieth day of 
January 1765. at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, at the Brit- 
ish Coffee House, in Kings-Street Boston, then and there to 
act and determine upon the Articles hereafter mentioned: 
Viz^ 

1. To Choose a Moderator. 

2. To consult on some Method to put in Execution a Vote 
of this Propriety, passed June 1, 1757. antecedent to the 
Agreement, made with the Proprietors, of the Kennebeck 
Purchase. 

3. To project a Method for the dividing the Township 
of Topsham, or any other part of the Lands belonging to 
the Propriety, and to lay out some former Grants of this 
Propriety in said Topsham 

4. To choose a Committee for bringing forward the 
Settlement of the ISTew Township, above Brunswick now 
called Royalston, and to Appoint some Person or Persons 
to execute Deeds of any Land to be disposed of for Settle- 
ment: Also to prevent any Persons from making Ship and 
Waste of the Timber in said Township, or else where in said 
Propriety; and to call those Persons to Account that have 
been, and are now supposed to be committing Trespasses. 

5. To appoint a Committee to receive, and Adjust the 
Accounts of this Propriety. 

6. To render effectual a Vote passed by this Propriety for 
the Settlement of the Divisional Line, between this Propriety 
and the Proprietors of the Kennebeck-Purchase, which by 
mutual Agreement was to be fixed at the Mouth of Cathance 
River. 

7. To project some Method for promoting the general 
Interest of this propriety : to ratify and confirm any Matters, 
or Things transacted by the Proprietors, or their Committee. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 455 

Of which all concerned are hereby notifyed to give their 
Attendance by themselves, or Agents legally authorised, at 
said Time & Place. 

Boston December 31^' 1764 

By Order of the Committee 

Belcher Noyes Proprietors Clerk 

Boston Janary 30 1765. 

I do hereby certify that the above Advertisement for cal- 
ling a new Meeting of the Proprietors of Pejepscott, has been 
duly published in the Boston Gazette, & Country Journall 
three Several times Viz^ December 31 1764. January 7 & 21 
1765 agreeable to the Vote of the Proprietors. Also 
a pointed Notification sent to most of the partners. 

Attest Belcher Noyes, Proprietors Clerk. 

January 30^*^ 1765. 

At a meeting of the Pejepscott Proprietors as by Adver- 
tisement published agreeable to the Vote of the Proprietors 

Present 

Isaac Koyall Esq"" Belcher Noyes Esq' and M' Samuel 

Waterhouse. 

Moderator 

1. Isaac Roy all was chosen Moderator. 

Committee to Adjust the Claims. 

2. Voted, That our Partners Mess""^ Belcher Noyes & 
Samuel Waterhouse be desired and directed in the Adjourn- 
ment of this Meeting to adjust and determine the Propor- 
tions of Land due to each Partner, and project some Method 
for laying out the same to the Satisfaction of the Partners ; 
according to the Vote of this Propriety passed June 1, 1757, 
that so the same may be acted on, at our next meeting. 



456 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

Committee to bring forward the New Townsliip. 

3. Voted, That Mess"^ Belcher Nojes & Samuel Water- 
house be & hereby are appointed the Committee for bringing 
forward the Settlem* of the Kew Township above Bruns- 
wick now called Royalston, that they may be and hereby are 
impowered to execute Deeds to the Letters in behalf of this 
Propriety and also to exchange Land if need be with Jona- 
than Bagley Esq'' who has a Grant of the Province Land 
included in said Township, that so the Lotts to be laid out 
for Settlement, may be accommodated. 

ISTew Township to be laid out into Lotts. 

4. Voted, That the Land belonging to the Proprietors in 
said ISTew Township be ascertained and laid out into Lotts 
of One hundred Acres each, each Lott to be numbered and to 
be One hundred rods wide and One hundred & sixty rods 
long, and a Road of four rods wide to be laid out between 
the Ranges of the Lotts, Out of which Three hundred Acres 
is to be reserved and Appropriated for the Ministry, where 
said Committee shall Judge convenient : And said Committee 
appointed for bringing forward the settlement of said Town 
are directed to agTee with a Surveyor to have all this done 
and perfected in the most regTilar manner. 

Committee to Adjust Accounts 

5. That Mess""^ Belcher ISToyes & Samuel Waterhouse be 
the Committee for adjusting all the Accounts of this 
Propriety. 

Committee for managing affairs. 

6. Voted That Mess" Isaac Royall Belcher :N'oyes & 
Samuel Waterhouse be and hereby are Appointed a Commit- 
tee to manage the Affairs of the Propriety as heretofore and 
they are vested with full power and Authority to grant Sell or 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 457 

dispose of any Lands and to execute Deeds of the same, as 
shall bv them be Judged necessary and for the general In- 
terest of this Propriety. And the said Committee are here- 
by impowered to prosecute or defend any Action or Actions 
wherein the said Proprietors are concerned, and to represent 
the said Proprietors in any Court of Law or Equity, with 
Power of Substitution if need be. 

Adjourn'd to May 23, 1Y65. 
Voted; That this meeting be adjourned to Thursday the 
twenty third day of May next to meet at this Place at three 
a Clock in the afternoon. 

Attest Belcher Noyes Prop''* Clerk 



Advertisem* 


£5 


Notification 


1 


Expences 


3 


old tenor 


£9 


May 23, 1Y65. 





Att a Meeting of the Pejepscott Proprietors by Adjourn- 
ment May 23, 1765. 

Present Isaac Royall Esq'' Jeremiah Moulton Esq"" Belcher 
Noyes Esq"" Sam" Waterhouse. 

Plan of Brunswick 

Voted That M"" John Leach be desired to take a New Plan 
of the Township of Brunswick with all the Divisions & Lotts 
as laid down on said Plan, at the Charge of this Propriety. 

Claims Adjusted 

There are other Divisions of Land derived from this pro- 
priety to be Accounted for hereafter 
Wliereas in Consequence of a Vote of this Propriety there 
was to be made good to those partners who lost their Divisions 



458 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

of Land heretofore assigned to them, by the Agreement made 

and Concluded by this Propriety, with the Proprietors of the 

Kennebeck Purchase: And the Severall Divisions having 

been examined by which it appears, as follows, 

That the Heirs of Adam Winthrop Esq"" have lost 700. Acres 

of Job Lewis Esq"" have lost 500. Acres 

of JVP H : FajTweather have lost 665. Acres 

That the Assigns of Cap* John Watts have lost 500. Acres 

this is made up 

In all 2365 Acres 

Voted That an Equivalent in Lands be assigned unto each 
of the above named partners out of the unappropriated Lands 
belonging to this Propriety. 

Equivalent Lands proposed 

It was proposed that the Equivalent Lands to be assigned 
to the abovenamed partners in lieu of those Divisions given 
up by the aforesaid Agreement, be laid out on the East side 
of Androscoggin River, opposite to the New To^vnship now 
proposed to be called Royalsborough to Join the rear line of 
Topsham and to bound on the Divisional Line between the 
Proprietors of Pejepscott and the Proprietors of the Kenne- 
beck Purchase as the Land will Admitt. 

Committee to determine y^ Value 
Voted, That in order to ascertain the Just Value of the 
several Divisions given up by the aforementioned Agreement, 
the same shall be determined by Mess" David Duning Samuel 
Stanwood & Thomas Skolfield of Brunswick, who are to be 
sworn for that purpose, and to receive their Directions from 
Belcher Noyes Esq"" Clerk to this propriety. 

S Waterhouse to return a plan. 

Voted That M"" Samuel Waterhouse be desired to return 
a plan of the Land assigned to Job Lewis Esq"" on Sagadehoc 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 459 

Kiver in Discharge of his Debt due from this Propriety, that 
so the same may he ascertained, & the Consideration of an 
Equivalent for said Land is referred. 

Reply to Freeman's Petition 
The Reply to the Petition of Enoch Freeman Esq"" to the 
Slip"" Court for a partition read & agreed to, and Voted, that 
the same be committed to the Care of Jeremiah Moulton Esq'" 
who is desired to employ Council in the affair if need be. 

Name of the New Township Altered. 
It was agreed that the Name of the New Township now 
directed to be laid out Adjacent to the Township of Bruns- 
wick on the West side of Androscoggin River be Altered 
from Royalston, to Royalsborough, and be henceforth called 
by the Name of Royalsborough. 

Matters not acted upon referred 
Voted That all Matters and things contained in the Noti- 
fication for this Meeting not acted upon be referred to the 
Adjournment. Voted 

Adjournmt Voted July 23 : 

That this meeting be adjourned to Tuesday the 23^ day of 
July next at 3 aClock in the afternoon to meet at this place. 

Expences 40/6. 

Attest Belcher Noyes Prop''^ Clerk. 
July 23, 1765. 

Att a Meeting of the Proprietors of Pejepscott Lands by 
Adjournment July 23 1765. 

Present Belcher Noyes Sam" Waterhouse 

The Moderator Isaac Royall Esq"" absent. 

Adjourned to Sept'" 18, 1765 
Voted, That this meeting be further Adjourned to Wednes- 
day the Eighteenth day of September next to meet at this 



460 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

place at Eleven aClock in the Forenoon and all Matters and 
Tilings are referred Accordingly. 

]Sro Expences 

Attest Belcher Noyes, Prop" Clerk. 
Sepf 18, 1Y65. 

Att a Meeting of the Proprietors of Land at Pejepscott by 
Adjournment September 18, 1765. 

Present 
Isaac Royall Esq' Jeremiah Moulton Esq' Belcher Noyes 
Esq' & M' Samuel Waterhouse. 

500 Acres allowed to Jer: Moulton Esq' 
Voted, That in consideration of five hundred Acres of 
Land, due to Jeremiah Moulton Esq' as by Vote of this Pro- 
priety, he be allowed to lay out five hundred Acres of Land, 
in any part of the Interest, except in the Townships already 
laid out: To be laid out in one Tract on the East side of 
Androscoggin River, if it may be, to his Acceptance, if not, 
then on the West side of said River, in case he accept the 
same in full of his Demand for Land given up in the Agree- 
ment with the Plymouth Company, which Land was origi- 
nally laid out to John Watts Esq': And that he return a 
Plan of the same, at his Expence, to this Propriety, by the 
first of May next ensuing the date hereof, for their Ac- 
ceptance .... 

Vote relating to D^ Marquard Claim. 

Voted; Whereas M' Daniel Marquard has represented to 
us his Claim under the Right of this Propriety, formerly the 
Right of John Ruck Esq', and the Estate of Penning Went- 
worth Esq' which is included in the Resignation made to the 
Plymouth Proprietors Voted : That there be allowed an 
Equivalent for said Claim, he making out the Equity of his 
Claim. 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 461 

Adjourned to Jan: 15: 1Y66. 

Voted That this meeting be further Adjourned to Wednes- 
day the fifteenth day of January 1766 : to meet at this place 
at five a Clock in the Evening. 

Expences 22/6 

Attest Belcher Noyes Prop""' Clerk. 
Jan: 15, 1766. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors according to Adjournment 
Jan 15 1766 

Present Belcher ISToyes & Samuel Waterhouse. 

Adjourned to Jan : 30, 1766 
It was Voted That this meeting be further adjourned to 
Thursday the thirtieth Instant to meet at this place at Eleven 
a Clock in the Forenoon 

Attest Belcher Noyes Prop" Clerk. 

Adjourned to May 1. 

Then mett according to Adjournment Jan: 30 1766. 

Present. Belcher ISToyes & Samuel Waterhouse. 

It was voted ; That this Meeting be further Adjourned to 
Thursday the first day of May next to meet at this place at 
Eleven a Clock in the forenoon. 

Attest. Belcher JSToyes Prop""^ Clerk. 
1766 May 1. 

Adjourned to 29 May 

Then Mett according to Adjournment, May 1 1766 

Belcher l^oyes & Sam" Waterhouse. 

By agreement at our last Meeting: Its now Voted That 
this Meeting be further Adjourned to Thursday the twenty 
ninth Instant to meet at this place at Eleven a Clock in the 
Forenoon. 

Attest Belcher lioyes Prop""^ Clerk 
May 29, 1766 

Att a Meeting of the Pejepscott Proprietors by Adjourn- 
ment on Thursday May 29, 1766 Present, at the Brittish 



462 DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 

CoffeelioiTse Isaac Koyall Esq'' Jonathan Bagly Esq"" Jere- 
miah Moulton Esq' Belcher Noyes Esq' M' Samuel Water- 
house. 

Report of y® Committee 

The Committee appointed the 22 October 1762 to carry 
into Execution the Settlement of the Divisional Line between 
this Propriety & the Proprietors of Kennebeck Purchase; 
reported That they had exchanged Proposalls for the Deter- 
mination of said Line, the same were read and Voted, That 
the Same be accepted on the part of this Propriety, and 
Ordered That a Draught of a Vote be prepared against our 
next Meeting. 

Proposalls for Setling the Divisional Line as exchanged 
on our part. — 

Proposalls for Setling the Line of Partitions with the Prop" 
of Kennebeck 

Whereas according to the Agreement dated Feb'' 20, 1758, 
made & executed by & between the Proprietors of the Kenne- 
beck Purchase, and the Proprietors of Lands at Pejepscott, 
for the Settlement of the Divisional Line between them, in 
order to prevent any Controversy that might hereafter arise, 
touching their respective Claims of Land. It was mutually 
agreed that the said Line of Partition, should commence from 
the Mouth of Cathance River, to run on a Course West- 
ISTorth-West, without the Variation of the Compass until it 
meets with the Western Line of said Kennebeck Purchase, as 
it extends North & South. And Whereas since the aforesaid 
Agreement there have arisen disputes where to fix the Mouth 
of said Cathance River, so to have the said Line of Property 
fixed, & determined: The Committee of the Proprietors of 
said Kennebeck Purchase, and Mess""^ Belcher Noyes, & 
Samuel Waterhouse the Committee of said Pejepscott Pro- 
prietors, have agreed to compromise the matter in Dispute; 



OF THE STATE OF MAINE 463 

in the following Manner. Viz* That the Southerly of the 
Township of Bowdoinham as the same has been run by John 
Mackechnie Surveyor Viz* Beginning at the South-Westerly 
End of an Island in Merrymeeting Bay called Brick-Island ; 
and from thence running West-l^orth-West, till it meets with 
the aforesaid Western Line of the Kennebeck-Purchase, be, 
and hereby is agreed & determined to be the fixed Line of 
Property between the said Proprietors. And in Conse- 
quence of this Concession on the part of the Pejepscott Pro- 
prietors, the Proprietors of said Kennebeck Purchase do 
allow & Grant to the said Pejepscott Proprietors, five hun- 
dred Acres of Land out of their Claim, as shall be hereafter 
agreed upon ; the Deed of said Five hundred Acres of Land 
to be executed to the said Belcher ISToyes, as Clerk to the said 
Pejepscott Proprietors & his Successors in said office; in 
Trust to and for the Benefitt of said Pejepscott Proprietors, 
their respective heirs, & assigns. — Also allow & Grant One 
hundred & ninety Acres of Land within the Land granted to 
James Bowdoin Esq"" by said Kennebeck Proprietors being- 
possessed by John Fulton, being a part of Cathance Point, 
lying to the jSTorthward of said divisional Line. And accord- 
ing to the former Agreement, that the said Proprietors of 
Kennebeck do execute a Deed of Release to Mess""^ Patten & 
others for six hundred sixty one Acres of Land, which in- 
cludes all the Land on said Cathance Point, lying to the 
]S[orthward of said Divisional Line. And also to M'' Samuel 
Waterhouse a Deed of the Land on Hunniwells-Neck being 
Two hundred & fifty Acres. — It is agreed that this Agree- 
ment be confirmed by the respective Proprietors, at their next 
general Meeting, and when confirmed by them, then to be 
compleated & perfected in due form of Law, so that the same 
be held good, & Valid by the respective Proprietors forever. 
In Testimony of our Consent to this Agreement We do here- 
unto sett our ISTames in behalf of the Pejepscott Proprietors. 



464 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Boston May 1, 1Y66 



Belcher l^oyes 
Sam" Waterhouse 



Comm"^® 



Exchanged May 29 1766. 

Received the Counter part signed by 

James Bowdoin 
in which is erased the word Sihi : Gardiner 
Concession, & in the room James Pitts 
is wrote Agreement. — Benj* Hallowell 

John Hancock 



Comm"^" 



The above was read and Accepted on our part. 
Ordered That a Draught of a Vote be prepared agreable 
thereto against our next meeting. — 

Adjourned June 6. 
Voted That this meeting be further Adjourned to Fryday 
the Sixth Instant to meet at this place at five a Clock in the 

Evening. 

Attest Belcher Noyes, Prop'"" Clerk. 



INDEX 



Abagadasset, ] 
Abbacadusset, I 

Abegadasset, \ 78, 299, 412, 416, 
Abegedesset, J 

Point, 274, 282, 287, 301, 311. 

River, 310, 413, 415, 417, 418. 
Abbenecook, 75. 
Abbot, Hull, 313. 
Abenaki, the, 160, 162. 
Abowndrawonit, 115, 116. 
Actien, 6. 

Adams, Samuel, of Boston, 332, 
335. 

Samuel, of York, 97. 

Adderton, , 182. 

Adriaenssens, Benois, 232. 

Agummagus, Great, 284. 

Aiexes, nee Arexes. 

Albany, 4. 

Allen, Charles, 96. 

Ambercrombie, Maj. Gen. James, 

75. 
Ambrose, see Var, Ambrose. 
Amherst, Gen. Jeffery, 101. 
Ammarscoggin, ) see 

Amorscoggin, | Androscoggin. 

Anderson, , 169, 170, 174. 

Andover, 78. 

Andre, Peter, 166, 167, 179, 183, 

186, 191, 192, 193. 
Andrews, James, 215, 216. 
Andros, Sir Edmund, 239, 289. 
Andioscoggin, 1 
Ammarscoggin, i 387, 389, 390, 
Amorscoggin, J 392, 393. 

Falls, 212, 213, 216, 221, 222, 
223, 224, 238, 294, 396. 

Palls, Upper, 213, 235. 

River, 88, 78, 208, 211, 212, 214, 
222, 226, 231, 235, 238, 241, 
244, 246, 287, 302, 339, 381, 
396, 400, 414, 416, 418, 420, 

425, 429, 436, 439, 445, 447, 
449, 452, 458, 459, 460. 

River, Islands in, 414, 419, 425, 

426, 429, 430. 

Anson, an Indian, 125, 156, 158, 

160. 
Antrane, see Ontrane. , 



Appleton, Samuel, 211. 
Apthorp, Charles, 417. 

Stephen, 350, 353, 356. 
Aresikantekok, .sec Arsegunti- 

cooke. 
Arexes, ) 

Aiexes, j 156, 158, 160. 
Arowseguntue, 126. 
Arrasegunt, 117. 
Arrowsick, 295, 325. 

Island, 235, 238, 242, 243, 267, 
269, 293, 309, 364. 
Arsegunticooke, ] 
Aresikantekok, j 6, 162. 

Indians, the, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 17, 30, 33. 52, 62, 117, 127, 
144, 145, 149, 150, 160. 
Ashe, John, 359. 
Assung, 71. 
Asten, I 

Astin, ) .see Austin. 
Atkins's Bay, 212, 213, 221, 235, 
276, 277, 284, 413, 419, 431, 
432. 

Cove, 432. 

Harbor Farm, 308. 

Thomas, 275, 276, 277, 279, 285. 
Atkinson, Theodore, 315, 321, 

323, 324. 
Augusta, 298, 303, 309, 336. 

Company House, 297. 

Harbor, 308. 
Austin, ] 

Asten, >► Daniel, 145, 146, 147, 
Astin, J 153, 154, 155. 
Avery, John, 168. 

B 

Bagley, Col. Jonathan, 141, 143, 

144, 456, 462. 
Bakmon, John, 165. 
Ballantine, John, 233, 372, 373. 
Bane, John, 164. 165. 
Banks, Alcot, 97. 

Barnard, Mr. , 258. 

Barn Camp, 93. 

Barwick, 39. 

Bass, Moses, 360. 

Bath, 155. 

Battis, John, 166, 167, 179, 183, 

189, 192, 193. 



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466 



DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 



Baxter, the Rev. Joseph, 306, 

309. 
Bay of Fundy, 97, 185. 
Beal, Capt. Josiah, 84. 
Bean, James, 21. 

Capt. Jonathan, 3. 
Beansejour, 163, 183. 
Beaver Dam Road, 39. 

Pond, 38. 
Becancour, 117. 
Belcher, Andrew, 126. 
Gov. Jonathan, 142. 
Belknap, Buttalph, 248, 270, 283, 

292. 
Bernard, Gov. Sir Francis, 105, 
106, 126, 134, 135, 147, 151, 
156, 158. 

Berry, Capt. , of Falmouth, 3. 

George, 68, 69. 

James, 275, 276, 277, 278, 284, 

285, 286. 
Rachel, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 
284, 285, 286. 
Berwick, ) 

Barwick, j 39, 95, 141, 143, 164. 
Church, 39. 
North Parish, 39. 

Beveridge, Capt. , 38, 39. 

James, 379. 
Bickham, William, 202. 
Biddeford, 39, 95. 
Birch Island, 346. 
Bishop, a new one in Canada, 

139. 
Black Point, 239, 243. 
Blaney, John, 199. 207, 208, 209, 
210, 215, 219, 223. 
Mrs. Elizabeth, 199, 207, 208, 
209, 210, 211, 219, 223. 
Blind, Joan, 284. 

Blockhouses, see Forts and Gar- 
risons. 
Blue Hill Bay, 164, 165. 
Bombazeen Island, 349. 
Bonnibeg Hill, 39. 

Pond, 39. 
Booker, John, 321, 322, 324. 
Boothbay, 195, 196, 197. 

Harbor, 195, 196. 
Boston, 4, 6, 8, 9, 15, 17, 30, 32, 
33, 35, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 50, 
51, 53, 54, 58, 59, 61, 63, 65, 
66, 67, 71, 72, 80, 81, 82, 85, 
87, 91, 103, 105, 110, 113, 114, 
115, 116, 122, 123, 125, 128, 
130, 131, 147, 150, 153, 154, 
158, 160, 162, 164, 169, 170, 
171, 172, 175, 177, 184, 185, 
186, 188, 190, 191, 195, 199, 



Boston, confiiiued. 

200, 205, 208, 212, 217, 218, 
222, 228, 228, 232, 233, 237, 
240, 241, 245, 248, 250, 252, 
263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 
272, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 
280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 
286, 287, 292, 293, 300, 301, 
302, 309, 314, 315, 316, 318, 
320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 
329, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 
337, 338, 340, 341, 342, 343, 
345, 347, 348, 351, 354, 355, 
357, 358, 360, 361, 362, 363, 
367, 369, 371, 372, 373, 376, 
378, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 
386, 394, 395, 397, 399, 401, 
406, 408, 410, 414, 417, 419, 
424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 430, 
431, 433, 436, 446, 448. 

British Coffee House, 435, 437, 
442, 443, 445, 454, 461, 462. 

Castle, 128. 

Council Chamber, 64, 116, 120, 
134, 156, 166. 

Countv Journal, 422, 435, 436, 
453, 455. 

Green Dragon Tavern, 299. 

Exchange Tavern, 405, 407, 

409. 410, 417. 

Gazette, 422, 435, 436, 451, 453, 

455. 
King's Street, 405, 407, 409, 

410. 435, 442, 443. 
Long Island, 2S8, 333. 
Newspapers, 402, 408, 410, 422, 

435, 436. 
Bourne, Sylvanus, 15. 
Bowditch, Joseph, 313. 
Eowdoin, Gov. James, 5, IIC, 126, 

166, 192, 417, 463, 464. 
Bowdoinham, 463. 

William, 5, 417, 430, 433. 
Boxford, 78. 

Boyes, Antipas, 418, 424. 
Boylston, Nathaniel, 338, 340, 
360. 
Peter, 338, 340. 
Bovston, Thomas, 360. 

Thomas, Jr., 331, 334. 
Bradbury, ] Capt. Jabez, 9, 10, 
Broadberry, \ 16, 17, 25, 32, 35, 
36, 37, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 
50, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 
61, 71, 72, 74, 79, 81, 82, 85, 
86, 88, 89, 90, 91. 
Jacob, 95. 
Moses, 95. 



INDEX 



46T 



Bradford. 78. 
Benjamin, 96. 
Joseph, 96. 
Joshua, 73, 74. 
Bradley, Sarah, 350, 354. 
Brattle, Thomas, 418, 424. 
Brig. Gen. William, 160. 
Bray, Humphrey, 97. 
Brewer, Mary, 369, 370, 371. 
Brick Island, 463. 
Bridgham, Sarah, 357, 358, 359, 

361. 
Brimstone Pond, 39. 

Brinley, Col. , 3. 

Bristol, 195. 

County, 147, 275. 
Brittish Coffee House, 454, 461. 
Broadbay, 26, 27, 36, 45, 65, 66, 

79, 80. 
Broadberry, .srf Bradbury. 
Brock, William, 141. 
Brown, ) Capt. Henry Young, 
Browne, } 141. 
William, 211. 
Brunswick, 3, 38, 66, 78, 84, 85, 
110. 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 
249, 251, 252, 257, 261, 262, 
271, 274, 300, 304, 305, 306, 
307, 308, 309, 310, 314, 315, 
316, 319, 320, 336, 337, 338, 
339, 340, 341, 343, 345, 346, 
348, 368, 371, 372, 374, 376, 
383, 405, 406, 408, 414, 416, 
434, 439, 442, 443, 444, 445, 
447, 449, 452, 453, 454, 457, 
459. 
Falls, 396, 400, 439, 444, 445. 
Meadows, 306, 307. 
Meeting House, 319. 
Road, 319, 320. 
Town Brook, 314, 320. 
Bryant, Walter, 141, 142, 143. 
Bungamunganock, 298. 
Brook, 416, 418, 425, 429. 
Falls, 294, 295. 
Mill, 307, 308. 
River, 308. 
Bungonungo Pond, 39. 

Burton, , 79, 81. 

Butter, , 255. 

George, 95. 
Butterfield, Samuel, 96. 
Buxton, Ebenezer, 95. 
Byles, Anna. 314, 315, 316, 317, 
318, 320. 321, 322, 323, 325, 
327, 328. 329, 331, 332, 333, 
334, 335, 357, 358, 359, 361. 
Mather, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 
320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 327, 



Byles, continued. 

328, 329, 331, 332, 333, 334, 
335, 357, 358. 

c 

Cabbasseconte, 

srr Cobbosseeconte. 

Caffrey, Morgan, 70. 

Caldwell, Thomas, 70. 

Calef, Joseph, 20. 

Calender, , 258. 

Callacut, ) 

Collacut, ) Richard, 282, 301. 
Thomasin, 282. 

Cambridge, 65, 75, 160, 195. 

Came, Samuel, 295. 

Campbell, Alexander, 106. 

Canada, 7, 8, 10, 12, 21, 22, 23, 
25, 61, 72, 84, 96, 100, 101, 
106, 107, 108, 110 136, 139, 
140, 150, 151, 152, 160, 161, 
172, 173, 193, 195. 
River, 101. 

Canadian Indians, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
34, 86, 150, 151. 

Canadians, 173, 195. 

Canso, 15. 

Cape Porpus, 243. 

Cape Sable, 185. 

Cape Sable Indians, 149, 171, 185, 

Cape Caprosher Indians, 76. 

Cargill, , 80. 

Capt. James, 36, 37, 67, 75, 76, 
92, 94. 

Carlton, Gov. Sir Guv, 193 194. 

Casco, 8, 242, 243, 244. 

Bay. 9, 15, 16, 18, 27, 66, 88, 
176, 200, 204, 208, 211, 212, 
213, 216, 217, 220, 221, 228, 
229, 231, 238, 241, 244, 253, 
263, 266, 269, 274, 275, 276, 
280, 284, 287, 289, 296, 302, 
306, 309, 311, 312, 313, 315, 
321, 322, 339, 345, 349, 352, 
358, 362, 365. 

Cathance, 38, 78, 298, 454, 462, 
463. 
Falls, 288. 
Mill, 307, 442. 
Point, 369, 419, 463. 
River, 65, 274, 307, 310, 330, 
413, 414, 415, 416, 418, 419, 
422, 425, 426, 428, 429, 430, 
442, 454, 462, 463. 

Causo, } 

Canso, f 15. 

Chamber Island, 165. 

Chandler River, 130. 



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DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 



Charles, an Indian, 166, 189, 

192, 193. 
Charles I., King of England, 208. 
Charles II., King of England, 201, 

202, 207, 210, 215, 228, 388. 
Charlestown, 172, 176, 268, 329, 
332, 333, 335, 336, 338, 339, 
348, 352, 355, 357, 361, 364, 
367. 
Chaudiere, | River, 12, 13, 21, 
Chodier, y 130. 
Chebucta, 129. 
Cheese Island, 275, 294. 
Chever, Joshua, 360. 
Chodier, sec Chaudiere. 
Clark, ) 
Clarke, ] , 254. 

Anne, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279. 

Elisha, 70. 

Francis, 238. 

James, 70. 

John, 226. 

Jonas, 348, 351, 354, 376, 378, 
380. 

Samuel, 275, 276, 277. 

Thomas, 62. 

William, 336. 
Cobbosseeconte, ) 
Cabbasseconte, \ 144, 146, 147. 

Pond, 130, 131. 
Cochran, William, 96. 
CofPn, Dr. , of Falmouth, 66. 

William, 96. 
Cohoss, 132. 
Collacut, see Callacut. 
Collar, James, 140. 
Collier, Admiral Sir George, 195. 
Comens, George, 95. 
Committees of Safety, 195, 196. 
Congress, Continental, 187, 189. 

Provincial, 163. 
Connecticut, 164, 204, 218, 389, 
390, 391. 

River, 11. 
Continental Service, 180, 181. 
Cook, Elisha, 218. 
Cooper, Boyce, 71. 
Cosamea, 72. 
Cossechcheewack, 11. 
Cotta, John. Jr., 231, 232, 233. 

Sarah, (Mrs. John), 231, 232, 
233. 
Cotton, J., 154, 155. 
Coughnewage Indians, the. 11. 
County Journal, the, 422, 435, 

436, 453, 455. 
Cousins, John, 204. 
Cowen, James, 141. 
Grain, Richard, 375. 



Cramberry Island, 164. 

Crawford, Mr. , 153. 

Cross, Abraham, 96. 

Abram, 96. 
Crown Point, 8, 31, 101, 111, 195. 
Cumberland, 166, 183. 

County, 114, 434, 447, 448, 449, 
451, 452, 453. 
Cunningham, Nathaniel, 314, 315, 
317, 318, 321, 322, 323, 327, 
328, 329. 
Cushenac, ) 
Cushnoc, I 4, 28, 32. 
Gushing, Caleb, 192. 

Col. Ezekiel, 3. 

John, 116. 

Thomas, 192. 

William, 154. 
Cushnoc, see Cushenac. 

D 

Dalin, ) 

Dollen, (John, 264, 267, 270. 
Damariscotta, 38, 80, 96, 326. 
Pond, 93. 

River, 65, 290, 326. 
Damaris-Cove Island, Little, 413, 
414, 415, 416, 419, 420, 425, 
426, 428, 429, 430. 
Dana, Richard, 399, 401, 450. 
Danforth, Samuel, 15, 404, 406, 
408, 409. 
Thomas, 207, 210. 
Daniel, an Indian, 386, 387, 388, 

389. 
Dartmouth, 147, 148, 153, 155. 
Darumkine, 213. 214, 215, 221. 
Davis, Daniel, 193. 

Elizabeth. 275, 276, 277, 278, 

279. 
Ezra, 105, 106. 
Silvanus, 256, 288, 289, 290, 

291, 333. 
Thaddeus, 95, 97. 
Davis's Harbor, 289. 
Day, Samuel, 97. 
Dear Island, 164, 165. 
Declaration of Independence, the 

187. 
Deggin, Sebasco, 

fice Sebasco Deggin. 
De Loutre, Father, 15. 
Demaguara, Joseph, 166. 178, 
183, 186, 189, 191, 192, 193. 
Denison, Joseph, 373. 
Denny, Samuel, 361. 
Derby, Richard, 192. 
Derry, Samuel, 154. 
Dessey, Maj. , 112. 



nSTDEX 



469 



Devon, County of, 418. 
Dexter, Samuel, 156, 160, 162. 
Dolleu, .see Dalin. 
Donlap, John, 400. 

Robert, 396, 399, 400. 
Dorchester, England, 204, 208, 

218. 
Dorset, County of, 204, 218. 
Douglass, , 146. 

Francis, 153, 154, 155. 
Downe, Samuel, 350, 353. 
Drake, John, 280, 284, 285, 286. 

Rachel, 284; 

see also, Berry, Rachel. 
Dudley, J., 243. 

Paul, 258. 
Dummer, Gov. William, 24. 
Dunning, } Capt. David, 3, 439, 
Duning, \ 458, 444, 445. 
Durham, 390, 391. 
Durumkiu, 386, 387, 388, 389. 
Dutch, , 254. 

E 
Eastern River, 66, 95, 97, 106. 
Eaton, James, 398. 
Ectambuit, 117. 
Edgeamoggan Reach, 76. 
Edgecomb, 195. 
Edmunds, Robert, 277, 284. 
Egeremett, 291, 333. 
Eliot, Andrew, Jr., 328. 
Benjamin, 300. 
Samuel, 328. 
Simon, 70. 
Elkine, Jane, 211. 
Oliver, 211. 

Elwell, , 80. 

Emery, Rev. Samuel, 243. 
Eneus, Matty, ) 
Oneas, Molly, j 145, 155. 
England, 34, 87, 96, 112, 151, 169, 
170, 171, 174, 177, 205, 208, 
219, 236, 296. 
the King of, 388. 
English, the, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 20, 
21, 24, 25, 33, 40, 41, 42, 43, 
47, 59, 80, 82, 94, 98, 99, 100, 
102, 104, 115, 117, 118, 121, 
124, 125, 129, 131, 132, 133, 
134, 136, 137, 140, 145, 150, 
151, 152, 157, 158, 161. 162, 
169, 171, 180, 181, 193, 229. 
Epps, Daniel, 200. 
Erving. John, 116, 126, 156, 160. 
Esak, 146. 
Espegueunt, 125, 151, 152, 153, 

156, 158. 160. 
Essex County, 275, 371, 372. 



Ewing, Capt. 



17. 



F 



Falmouth, 3, 9, 11, 15, 16, 17, IS, 
19, 27, 29, 49, 51, 66, 68, 95, 
176, 216, 217, 315, 31G, 321, 

322, 325, 329, 333, 348, 352, 
355, 357, 364, 393, 395, 447, 
451. 

Goal, 161, 162, 449. 

Farnsworth, , 89, 90. 

Farwell, Jonathan, 96. 

Fayrweather, Hannah, 315, 317, 
318, 321, 322, 323. 325, 327, 
328, 329, 331, 332, 333, 334, 
335, 348, 350. 351, 353, 354, 
355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 363, 

366, 367. 
H, 458. 

John, 315, 317, 318. 321, 322 

323. 332, 335, 348, 350, 351, 
353, 354, 355, 360, 363, 366, 

367, 386, 436. 
Samuel, 359. 

Thomas, 315, 317, 321, 325, 348, 
351, 355, 357, 363. 
Felt, George, 215, 216. 
Ferguson, Stephen, 141. 
Fisher, Jabez, 193. 
Fisheries, \ 69, 212, 214, 229, 
Fishing, ] 239, 263, 264, 266, 

269. 
Flag, a, wanted, 28, 29. 
Flagg. Gershom. 146. 147, 148. 
James, 144, 146, 147. 

Fletcher, Capt. , 35, 36. 44, 

45, 86. 

Lieut. , 7. 

Mr. , 88, 90. 

Fling, Sarah, 95, 98, 105, 112. 
Flint, Edward, 443. 
Flucker, Thomas, 116, 126. 
Fly Point, 96. 

Forts, ] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 

Blockhouses, I 10, 13, 18, 19, 
Garrisons, ) 21, 23, 24, 25, 

26, 29, 38, 50, 54, 70, 76, 77, 
103. 104, 120, 121, 122. 123, 
125. 129. 156, 239, 242, 249, 
250, 253, 293. 
Fort at Arrowsic, 242, 243. 
at Broad Bay, 26. 
at Brunswick, 3, 28. 251, 3P6, 

325, 439, 440, 444. 
at Casco, 242, 243. 244. 
at Chaudiere River, 12, 13, 21. 
at Cobbesseeconte Pond, 131. 
at Cossechekeewack, 11. 
at Crown Point, 8. 



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DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 



Fort, continued. 
at Cushnoc, 8, 28. 
at Falmouth, 27. 
at Kennebec Rivers, Head of 

the, 6. 
at Pejepscot, 215, 242, 250. 
at Pemaquid, 3, 29, 32, 69, 71. 
at Penobscot, 121. 
at Phillipstown, 39. 
at Mount Desert Hills, 10. 
at New Boston, 38. 
at Saco, 3, 29. 
at Saco River, 1, 39. 
at St. Francois River, 13. 
at St. Georges, 1, 2, 3, 16, 29, 

35, 36, 40, 43, 49, 56, 58, 59, 

61, 74, 77, 86, 87, 89, 90. 91, 

118. 
at St. John's River, 43. 
at Salmon Falls, 39. 
at Taconnet Falls, 5, 19, 20, 21. 
at Winter Harbor, 249. 
Fort Burton's, 79, 81. 
Castle William, 1, 2, 128. 
Edward, 95. 
Frederick, 1, 29, 32. 
George, 66, 254, 256, 257, 294, 

298, 314, 316, 344. 
Halifax, 18, 23, 24, 28, 29, 32, 

38, 49, 50, 55, 65, 66, 67, 68, 

80, 97, 132, 133, 137, 138, 139, 

140, 144. 
Henderson, 79, 80. 
Livnor's, 80. 
Pownall, 98, 102, 103, 116, 121, 

128, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152. 
Richmond, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 

14, 28, 32, 55, 66, 78. 
Shamble, 111. 
Shirley, 65. 

Weston,' } 18, 28, 38, 80, 140. 

William Henry, 67, 95, 96. 

Woolmore's, 80. 
Foster, Lieut. , 78. 

T.. 146. 
Fox Islands, 76. 

Jabez, 15, 16, 17, 18. 
Foxcroft, Francis, 81. 
Foxwell, Richard R. F., 228. 
France, 34, 64, 106, 151. 

King of, 388, 392. 

Parliament of, 21. 
Francis, an Indian, 166, 178, 189, 

192. 
Franck, Rite, 8. 

Frankfort, 9, 10, 31. 37, 38, 49, 
65, 77, 79, 80, 95, 97. 



Freeman, Capt. Enoch, 27, 28, 
436. 437. 439. 440, 446, 447, 
448, 449, 451, 459. 
George, 96. 
Capt. Joshua, 65, 79, 80, 85, 87, 

88, 92, 96. 
Reuben, 89. 
French, the, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13. 
21. 25, 33, 43, 67, 70, 82, 94, 
95, 96, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 
108, 112, 120, 138, 139, 150, 
168, 169, 170, 194, 249. 
Frenchman's Bay, 164, 165. 
Friar, 128; see also Priest. 
Frontenac, 101. 

Frost, Capt. , 126. 

Charles, 242, 317, 318, 359, 361. 
Charles, 2nd., 361. 
Joanna, 359, 361. 
Fulton, John, 463. 
Furbush, William, 95. 
William, Jr., 95. 

G 

Gage. Gen. Thomas. 176. 

Garden Island, 287, 304, 305, 
312; also called Swan Island. 

Gardener, , 306. 

Gardiner, , 197, 464. 

Henry, 193. 

Dr. Silvester. 5. 417. 

Garrison. 
sec Forts and Garrisons. 

Gaspee. ) 

Gospee, \ 166, 167, 183. 

Gatchell, Stephen, 423. 

Gedney, Col. , 238. 

George I., King of England. 232, 
234. 265, 267. 268, 270. 

George II., King of England, 63, 
64, 101, 103, 117, 120, 158, 
159, 277, 281, 283, 286, 287, 
288, 300, 313. 316, 328, 331, 
334, 336, 342, 347, 359, 363, 
366, 389, 391, 392, 401. 

George III., King of England, 
174, 288. 

Georgetown. 3. 66, 95, 97, 98, 105, 
155, 195, 197, 199, 302, 309, 
343, 345, 352, 355, 357. 364. 

Georgia, 172. 

Germans, the, 10. 

Gerrish, John, 273, 287. 
William, 39. 

Gibbs. Henrv, 297, 317, 318, 323, 
336, 337, 338, 342, 348, 350, 
351, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 
358, 361, 362, 363. 366. 367, 
374, 375, 376, 378, 379, 380, 



INDEX 



471 



Gibbs, coil till lied. 

40G, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 
41(i, 417, 418, 431, 432. 
Gidney, Bartholomew, 367. 
Gilford, Richard, 97. 
Gill, Moses, 192. 
Glen, George, 331, 335. 
Gloucester, 371. 

Goldthwait, Capt. and Col. 
Thomas, 123, 124, 128, 148, 
158. 
Goodwin, Capt. Samuel, 9, 11, 28, 
65, 66, 67, 138, 139, 140. 
William, 274. 

Gorges, Mr. , 212, 235. 

Gorham, 95. 
Gospee, -sec Gaspee. 
Gove, James, 92, 93. 
Nathan, 93. 
William, 92. 
Gowen, Lemuel, 317, 318, 323, 

366. 
Grant, Daniel, 232. 

James, 97. 
Gray, 96. 

Harrison, 116, 126, 156, 160. 
Great Britain, 64, 129, 187, 189, 
190, 232, 234, 265, 267, 268, 
270, 277, 281, 283, 286, 287, 
300, 313, 316, 334, 342, 347, 
359, 389, 391, 392, 418. 
Great Gurnett, 349. 
Great News Book, the, 228. 
Great Stage Island, 290. 
Green, Capt. Jeremiah, 96. 
Sarah, 95. 
Susanna, 279. 
Greenleaf, Benjamin, 188, 192. 
John, 367. 
Col. John, 17. 
Greenough, John, 225. 
Grigg, William, 367. 
Grist Mill, see under Mills. 
Grow, Capt. William, 97. 
Gross, Thomas, 225. 
Gurdey, ^ 

Gurdy, \ Simeon, 95, 98. 
Gurnett Island, Great, 349. 
Gurney, Samuel, 275, 276, 277. 
Sarah, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279. 

Gyles, , 255, 258. 

Capt. John, 274, 298, 306, 329, 
330, 369, 370, 371, 373, 377. 
Margaret, 369. 
Mary, 369. 

Thomas, 369, 370, 387, 389. 
Thomas, Jr., 369, 370, 371, 389, 
393. 



H 

Haley, Benjamin, 254. 
Halifax, 128, 129, 130, 170. 
Hall, , 160. 

Capt. Adam, 324, 325. 

Ebenezer, 71. 

Elizabeth, 359. 

Isaac, 348, 349, 352. 

Mary, 95. 

Peter, 95. 
Hall, Phebe, 95. 

Rebecca, 276, 277. 

Sarah Green, 95. 

Stephen, 450. 

Tabitha, 95. 
Hallowell, Benjamin, 5, 417, 464. 
Hammond, Joseph, 203, 204, 207, 

211, 217, 226, 242, 265. 
Hampton, 248. 
Hancock, John, 464. 

Thomas, 5, 417. 
Hannah, an Indian, 145, 155. 
Hanson, John, 277, 280, 285. 
Harbor Farm, 308. 
Harnden, Mary, 97. 

Samuel, 105, 107, 108, 110. 
Harrington, 69. 
Harris, William, 265, 278, 284. 

Harrod, Mr. , 152. 

Hart, Jo, 128. 

Hartford, 204, 218. 

Harvard College, 241, 253. 

Harwick, 289. 

Haskins, John. 275, 276, 278, 279. 

Ruth, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279. 
Hastings, Jonathan, 160. 
Hasty, James, 141. 
Hatch, Nathaniel, 450. 

Hatcher, Capt. , 38. 

Haviland, Col. , 111. 

Hawes, Samuel, 97. 
Haynes, William, 210. 
Hayward, John, 207. 
Heath, Lieut, and Col. Joseph, 
295, 298, 306, 314, 330, 368, 
371, 373, 380, 381, 382. 
Henchman, Daniel, 343, 351, 354, 
357. 

Henderson, , 79, 80. 

Herentown, 37. 
Herod, Peter, 254. 
Herrick, Capt. Israel, 78. 
Higgin, Paul, 146. 
Hill, Capt. , 17. 

Mr. , 17. 

John, 15. 
Hiller, , 258. 

Joseph, 244. 



472 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Hinckley, Samuel, 368. 
Hinckley, Aaron, 413, 415, 419. 
Hirst, Grove, 278, 286. 
Hobbs Town, 31. 
Hoddard, Anthony, 301. 
Holman, Ebenezer, 301. 

Hannah, 281, 282, 283, 284. 
John, 300, 301, 302. 
Samuel, 281, 282, 283, 284, 301. 
Thomas, 282, 301. 
Holt, Nicholas, 165. 
Holton, Samuel, 192. 

Hooton, Mr. , 348. 

Hopkins, Daniel, 195. 

William, 96. 
Horton, Joshua, 165. 
Howard, Capt. James, 138, 140. 
John, 10. 
Samuel, 139, 140. 
Hubbard, T., 62. 

Thomas, 116, 126, 156, 345, 361. 
Hugher, Clement, 328. 
Hull, 288, 333. 

Hunniwell, , a negro, 254. 

Hunniwell's Neck, 413, 416, 419. 

Plantation, 277, 463. 
Hunt, John, 427. 
Hunter, Capt. Adam, 3, 374, 375, 

385. 
Hurd, John, 380. 
Hutchings, John, 70. 
Hutchinson, Edward, 242, 273, 
287, 347. 
Elisha, 281. 

Thomas. 116, 119, 126, 155, 218, 
222, 223, 224, 225, 231, 232, 
234, 237, 238, 241, 246, 248, 
250, 251, 252, 253, 259. 261, 
262, 264, 266, 269, 270, 271, 
273. 274, 275, 276, 280, 281, 
283, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 
291, 292, 294, 296, 297, 298, 
299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 
305. 309. 310, 312, 313. 336. 
337, 338, 345. 347. 364, 365, 
366, 372, 418. 



Illsley, Capt. Isaac, 18, 19. 
Indians, \ 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 
Savages, f 15, 18, 21, 24, 26, 30, 
32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 
43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 
60, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 73, 75, 
76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81. 83, 84, 
85, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 
96. 100, 101, 105, 106, 107, 
115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 122. 
123, 125, 126, 128, 129, 130, 



Indians, continued. 

131. 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 
138. 139. 140, 145, 146, 147, 
148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 
155, 156, 157, 159, 162, 163, 
165, 168. 169, 174. 180, 181, 
188, 190, 191, 194, 195, 203, 
211, 219, 231, 236, 239, 249, 
257, 276, 290, 303, 418. 

Indians, Eastern, 28, 29, 50, 156, 
217. 
Southern, 133. 
see also under tribal names. 

Ipswich, 371, 372. 

Ireland, 64. 

the King of, 388, 392. 

Irish, the, 256, 261. 



Jaffry, , 388. 

Jaques, Richard, 354, 355, 356. 

Jeffries, David, 5, 199, 218, 223, 
224, 225. 231, 234, 237, 246, 
248, 252, 253, 257, 259, 261, 
262, 264, 266, 267, 269, 270, 
271, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 
280, 281, 283, 285, 286, 287, 
288, 289, 291, 292, 293, 296, 
297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 
303, 307, 309, 310, 311, 312, 
313, 331, 335, 338, 345, 347, 
364, 365, 366, 418, 426, 427, 
429, 430, 431, 432, 433. 
David, Jr., 359. 

Jesuits, 7, 12, 16, 17, 25. 

Joan, Blind, 284. 
Murice, 96. 

Joasha, 160. 

Jocelyn, Henry, 228, 229. 

John, Sheepscut, 284. 

Johnson, Gen. , 194. 

Jeff., 350, 354. 

Sir William, 126, 150, 161. 

Jones, , 96. 

Capt. Ephraim, 69. 
Maurice, 67. 

Jordan, Samuel, 165. 

Joseph, an Indian, 126, 145. 146, 
155, 156, 167, 178, 183. 

K 

Keeling. Samuel. 336. 
Kehoosit, 21, 56. 
Kellock, John, 80. 

Kemball. . 254. 

Kemers Island, 296. 
Kennebec, 4, 276, 291, 300, 333. 
Company, 412. 413, 414, 415, 
416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 425, 



INDEX 



473 



Kennebec, continued. 

Proprietors, 405, 407, 409, 425, 

427, 428, 431, 462. 
Purchase, 4, 405, 407, 409, 411, 

413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 
420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 
429, 430, 431, 432, 454, 458, 
462, 463. 

Purchase Mill Pond, 431. 

River, 4, 5, 9. 13, 17, 19, 20, 21, 
23, 30, 37, 38, 55, 65, 66, 67, 
78. 88, 96, 97, 108, 139, 197, 
198, 199, 208, 211, 212, 213, 
214, 221, 222, 228, 229, 231, 
235, 238, 246, 263, 266, 269, 
276, 282, 287, 289, 290, 299, 
301, 303, 339, 413, 414, 415, 
416, 417, 418, 420, 425, 426, 

428, 429. 

River, Islands in, 415, 420, 426, 
428. 

River Narrows, The, 155. 

Rivers, the Heads of the, 6. 
Kennedy, James, 96. 

Rebecca, 363. 

Kent, Capt. , 77, 78. 

Kilpatrick, Capt. , 79. 

Kimball, Richard, 394, 397. 
Kittery, 95, 200, 220. 
Kneeland, Samuel, 300. 
Knowles, Richard, 378, 379, 380, 
381, 383. 



Laffarre, 111. 

Larrabee, Capt. Benjamin, 314, 
316, 319, 321, 324, 325, 336, 
337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 
344. 

Leach, John, 457. 

Leathers, Abigail, 390, 391. 

Lebanon, 31, 39, 141, 143. 

Lechford, Thomas, 227. 

Le Heve, 166, 167, 183. 

Leighton, John, 242, 263, 266, 
269. 

Leissner, C. L., 26. 

Lemont, Benjamin, 199. 

Lewis, an Indian, 126. 

Job, 314, 315, 317, 318, 320, 321, 
322, 323, 325. 327, 328, 329, 
331, 332, 334, 341, 343, 348, 
349, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 
356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 363, 
366, 367, 368, 369, 412, 413, 
416, 419, 432, 458. 

Lillie, Theo., 347. 

Lime Stone Hill, 88, 90. 



Lincoln, Col. Benjamin, 3, 17. 

County, 105, 108, 110, 113, 114, 
195, 434, 441, 444, 445, 448, 
450, 451, 452, 453. 
Lithgow, Robert, 398. 

Capt. and Col. William, 6, 8, 
9, 11, 14, 28, 30, 38, 54, 55, 
65, 66, 80, 130, 132, 133, 134, 
135, 137, 138, 139, 144, 154, 
167. 
Little Compton, 275. 

Damariscove Island, 

see under Damariscove 

River, 432. 

River Falls, 39. 

Sebascodegin Island, 355, 356. 

Thomas, 331, 335. 

Livnor, , 80. 

Lock, Jonathan, 95. 

Nathaniel, Jr., 95. 
Londoun, see Loudoun. 
Long Island, Boston Harbor, 288, 
333. 

Middow, 93. 

Reach, 155, 296, 305, 306. 
Loran'son, 72. 

Loudoun, ) John Campbell, Earl 
Londoun, j of, 75. 
Louis, an Indian, 146. 
Louisbourgh, 15, 84, 84. 
Love, Richie, 347. 
Lovell's Pond, 39, 142. 

Low, Capt. , 77. 

Lowd, , 255. 

Lowder, Ann, 344, 345. 

Benjamin, 350, 353, 356. 

William, 344, 350, 353, 356, 367. 

Lowle, , 255. 

Lowrin, 100. 
Lubel, an Indian, 146. 
Lyde, Edward, 292. 
Lyman, Caleb, 366, 367. 
Lynn, 207, 219. 

M 

McCarter, John, 80. 
McClenachan, John, 66. 

Rev. William, 66. 
McCobb, James, 196. 

McFaden, , 8. 

McFarland, 1 

McFarling, j John, 70, 71. 

Walter, 124. 
Mclntyre, John, 90, 91. 
McNear, John, 114. 
Macarene, 20. 

Maccaty, William, 378, 380. 
Machear, John, 96. 



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DOCUMENTAEY HISTORY 



Machias, 37, 164, 166, 175, 191, 
192, 182, 184, 186. 
Indians, the, 117, 120. 

Mackechnie, John, 463. 

Madamuck Falls, 77. 
River, 77. 

Madoamok Point, 290, 333, 334. 

Madokowando, 291, 333. 

Madumcook, 73, 74, 76. 

Magabaggaduce, ) 

Maja Bigwaduce, j 123, 164, 165. 

Magessemanussuck Falls, 291, 
333, 334. 

Maine Historical Society, Collec- 
tion of the, 24. 

Maine, Province of, 141, 142, 
164, 199, 200, 202, 203, 204, 
205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 219, 
220, 228, 231, 233, 234, 237, 
244, 263, 266, 269, 276, 280, 
282, 284, 290. 
Province of, Great News Book, 
the, 228. 

Mair Point, 78, 274, 309, 310, 345, 
346, 348, 364, 419, 425, 429. 
Point Falls, 274. 
Point Neck, 346. 

Maja Bigwaduce, 164, 165. 

Malcom, William, 397. 
William, Jr., 398. 

Mally, 146. 

Mandeweremet, 139, 140. 

Maquasak, ) 

Maquasok, } an Indian, 145. 

Maquoit, [66, 67, 78, 212, 213, 

Mequaite, ] 221, 235, 241, 244, 
253, 293, 320. 
Bay, 414, 416, 418, 419, 425, 429. 

Marblehead, 275. 278. 

Marks of, | Abowadwonits, 115; 

Seals, of, ( Ambrins, 192; An- 
dre, Peter, 193; Battis, John, 
193; Berry, James, 278, 286; 
RacheJ, 278, 279, 288; Blaney, 
Elizabeth, 211; Brewer, 
Mary, 370; Charles, 193; 
Clark, Ann, 278; Danaquara, 
Joseph, 193; Daniel, 388; 
Darumkine, 215; Davis, 
Elizabeth, 278, 279; Davis, 
Elizabeth, 2nd., 278, 279; 
Elkine, Oliver, 211; Francis, 
192; Gurney, Sarah, 278, 
279; Haskins, John, 279; 
Haskins, Ruth, 278, 279; 
Nanuddemaure, 228; Metob- 
cobwit, Sabbatis, 193; Nev/- 
man, Abigail 268; Nicholas, 
193; Oneil, Timothy, 70; 



Marks, continued. 

Ontrane, Mattaku, 192; Pike, 
Esther, 278; Pike, Hester, 
279; Purchase, Elizabeth, 
211; Robin, 388; Robinhood, 
228, 388; Soullard, Martha, 
281; Washburn, Abigail, 278; 
Washburn, Thomas, 278; 
Waskombamett, 388; Web- 
ber, Margaret, 370; Web- 
ber, Nathan, 267; Young, 
James, 70. 

Marquard, Daniel, 460. 

Masconkeks, 290. 

Massabeesick Pond, 39. 

Massachusetts Bay, Colony, 
Province and State of, 1, 2, 
4, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 27, 33, 
52, 59, 62, 63, 64, 69, 83, 85, 
103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 
113, 114, 115, 127, 135, 141, 
153, 158, 163, 165, 173, 177, 
188, 189, 190, 192, 195, 197, 
199, 200, 205. 207, 217, 219, 
226, 236, 244, 263, 266, 269, 
271, 276, 288, 289, 291, 318, 
321, 325, 329, 333. 337, 338, 
341, 343, 345, 348, 351, 352, 
355, 357, 362, 363, 364, 371, 
372, 373, 374, 376, 378, 383, 
385, 392, 393, 395, 397, 399, 
402, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 
409, 417, 418, 424, 427, 431, 
434, 440, 441, 446, 448, 453. 

?klatinicus, | 

Metinick, ] Island, 95, 96, 97. 

Mative, 56. 

Mattahu, see Ontrane. 

Med field, 309. 

Medford, 444, 446, 450. 

]\[edcniack, 96. 

Medumcook, 96. 

Mendon, 275. 

Mequaite, see Maquoit. 

Meremichi, 166, 183. 

Merrill, John, 436. 

Merryconeeg, 200, 201, 203, 346. 
Neck, 212, 213, 220, 221, 223, 
224, 235, 253, 297, 299, 358, 
362, 365, 413, 414, 416, 419, 
425, 429, 430. 
River, 355, 356. 

Merrymeeting, 78. 

Bay, 212, 213, 221, 235, 238, 241, 
244, 274, 287, 295, 304, 310, 
311, 315, 330, 339, 364, 369, 
372, 373, 377, 379, 383, 396, 
398, 413, 414, 415, 416, 419, 
420, 425, 426, 428, 429, 463. 



INDEX 



475 



Mesel, 34. 
Meser, ) 
Meset, J 125. 
Meserwanderomet, 117. 
Metinick, nee Matinicus. 
Michael, Pierre, 126. 
Mickmacs, tlie, 165, 166, 167, 168, 
171, 173, 174, 179, 180, 181, 
182, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 
191, 192. 
the, Meremichi, 166. 
the, Rechibucto, 166. 
the, Winsor, 166, 183. 
Mico — Wendell, John, 427. 
Middle Bay. 419, 425, 429. 
Middlesex County, 268, 329, 332, 
333, 335, 336, 338, 339, 348, 
352, 355, 361, 364, 367, 374, 
376, 378, 431, 446, 450. 

Miller, Col. , 3. 

Milliken, Thomas, 165. 
Mill Pond, 431. 

River Brook, 93. 
Mills, 303, 307, 308, 442, 445. 
Grist, 274. 
Saw, 273, 274, 288, 294, 295, 

298, 303. 307, 417, 419. 
Stream, 293. 
Tide, 293. 
Milton, 300, 301. 
Minhegin Island, 97. 
Ministers, ) 113, 114, 115, 236, 
Ministry, 5 242, 245, 246, 247, 

253, 314. 
Minott, G., 372. 
George, 347. 
James, 17, 373. 
John, 253, 256, 294. 
Mary, 302. 

Stephen, 199, 218, 223, 224, 
225, 231, 234, 237, 245, 246, 
248, 250, 251, 252, 255, 260, 
261, 262, 263, 264, 266, 267, 
269, 270, 271, 273, 274, 275, 
276, 277, 280, 281, 283, 285, 
287, 288, 289, 292, 293. 294, 
296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 
302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 
308, 309. 310, 312, 313, 338, 
345, 346, 347, 348, 364. 365, 
369, 370, 371, 372, 373. 
Stephen, Jr., 286, 302. 
Miscongus, 75. 
Mitchell, Benjamin, 105, 106. 

Daniel, 96. 
Moffatt, John, 376, 394, 397. 
Mograge, Benjamin, 95. 
Monhegan Island, 97. 
Monkton, Col. Robert, 106. 



Monson River, 39. 
Montreal, 101, 108, 110, 111, 112, 
194, 195. 

Nunnery, 109. 
Moodey, ) 
Moody, j Eliezer, 207. 

Joseph, 373. 

Samuel, 243. 

Capt. Samuel, 3. 

More, , 255. 

Moulton, Daniel, 318. 

Jer., 233, 318, 363, 436, 439, 
444, 445, 457, 459, 460, 462. 
Mount Betty, 76. 

Desert, 76, 115, 149, 150, 164, 
165. 

Desert Hills, 10. 
Mountfort, Edmund, 248, 265, 
268, 278, 283, 292, 306, 308, 
313. 
Mousam River, 39. 
Muddy River, 78, 330, 387, 393, 
389. 

River Middle Island, 387, 389, 
393. 

River Narrows, 387, 389, 393. 

River Point, 369, 370. 
Mudge, Gregory, 284. 
Muggeridge, Capt. Benj., 3. 
Mukimuks, the, 23. 
^lundomock, 96. 
Mundumcook, 80. 
Muscongus, ) 
Muskungus, f 37, 333. 
Mustard, James, 384, 385, 386. 

N 

Nanudemaure, 227, 228. 

Nasgigg, 164. 165. 

Nason, James, 95. 
Joseph, 95. 

Necterramet, 24. 

Nekterramit, 45. 

Nelson, , 256. 

John, 288, 289, 291, 292, 333. 

Neonogasset, 213, 214, 215, 221. 

Neptune, an Indian, 79, 83, 86, 
89, 90. 

Nerrigewack, .sec Norridgewock. 

Netobcobwit, Sebattis, 166, 167, 
179, 183, 186, 189, 191, 192, 
193. 

New Boston, 31, 38, 49, 96. 

New England, 62, 106, 113, 195, 
200, 204, 205, 208, 219, 222, 
228, 232, 263, 264, 266. 267, 
268, 269, 271, 276, 280, 282, 
283, 2S4, 2S5, 286. 287, 288, 
300, 309, 315, 321, 325, 326, 



476 



DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



New England, continued. 

329, 333, 334, 337, 338, 341, 
348, 351, 352, 355, 357, 358, 
362, 363, 364, 369, 372, 374, 
376. 378, 383, 385, 388, 389, 
390, 391, 392, 393, 395, 397, 
404. 418, 424, 427, 431, 440, 
446, 448. 
New Gloucester, 31, 38, 96. 
New Hampshire, 141, 142, 143, 
144, 172, 264, 266, 269, 276, 
280, 283, 285, 288, 302, 309, 
315, 321, 329, 333, 341, 345, 
348, 351, 354, 358, 363, 388, 
390 391 392. 
New Meadows, 155, 319, 320, 321, 
415. 
Bay, 413, 414, 415, 416, 419, 

420, 425, 426, 428, 429. 
Creek, 413, 414, 416, 419, 420, 
428. 
New Plymouth, 4, 414, 416, 418, 

426, 427, 428, 429, 431, 432. 
New York, City, 87, 182, 183, 191. 

Province of, 83. 
Newbury, 251. 

Newcastle, 37, 38, 96, 113. 114. 
Newichwanok, 240, 243. 
Newman, Abigail, 267, 268. 
Newport, 96. 

Newtown, 291, 374, 376, 378, 431. 
Niagera, 101. 

Nicholas, 166, 189, 192, 193. 
Nichols, 1 

Nickels, I Capt. Alex., Jr., 3, 37, 
Nickols, J 38, 65, 67. 
George, 278. 
John, 96. 
William, 106. 
Nimbanewet, 213. 214. 215, 221. 
Noble, Abigail, 97. 
Elinor, 108. 
Frances, 97. 
Joseph, 97. 
Lazarus, 96. 
Mrs. Lazarus, 96. 
Nodogawerrimet, 126. 
Noodaganawit, 34. 
Norridgewock, \ 6, 10, 11, 67, 
Nerrigewack, j 126, 128. 

River, 128. 
Norridgewocks, the, 6, 7, 11, 12, 
13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 33, 41, 
60, 87, 117, 127, 149. 
North, John, Jus. Peace. 71. 

Capt. John, 7, 10, 11, 71. 
North Yarmouth, 3, 38, 96, 105, 

110, 238, 355. 
Northampton, 388. 



Norton, Mr. , 271. 

Nova Scotia, 43, 83, 165, 167, 
1G8, 170, 171, 173, 189. 

Nov: dog: aw: wer: re: mit, 
131. 

Nowell, Capt. Peter, 288, 293, 
294. 

Noves, Capt. , 251. 

Belcher, 217, 314, 315, 317, 318, 
319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 
325, 327, 328, 329, 331, 332, 
.']33, 334, 335, 338, 341, 343, 
345, 348, 350, 351, 353, 354. 
355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 
361, 363, 366, 367, 368, 369, 
371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 
378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 
384, 385, 386, 390, 391, 392, 
393, 394, 395, 397, 398, 399, 
401, 404, 406. 408, 410, 411, 
412, 413, 414, 416, 417, 420, 
421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 427, 
428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 
434, 436, 437, 438, 440, 441, 
442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 
448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 
455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 
461, 462, 463, 464. 
Belcher, Jr., 450. 
Katharine, 314, 315. 317, 318, 
321, 322, 323, 329, 331, 332, 
333, 334, 335, 357, 359, 360. 

Nathaniel, 384, 386, 441, 452. 
Oliver, 199, 218, 223, 224, 225, 
231, 234, 237, 245, 246, 248, 
250, 251, 252, 253. 255, 259. 
260, 261, 262, 264. 266, 267, 
269, 270, 271, 273, 274, 275, 
276, 277, 279, 280, 281, 283, 
285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 292. 
293. 294. 296, 297, 298, 299, 
300. 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 
307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 
314, 321, 327, 328. 329, 336, 
338. 363, 364, 385, 366, 367. 
418. 419, 431. 
Oliver, Jr., 314. 321. 325, 332, 

357, 358. 
P. B., 297. 
Sarah, 325, 327, 328. 

O 

Oak Hill, Great, 39. 
Odiorne, William, 391. 
Old Head, ^;('c Owl Head. 
Oliver, Andrew, 15, 116, 126, 135. 

Daniel, 336. 

Peter, 116. 

Rebecca, 359. 



INDEX 



477 



Oneus, .see Eneus. 

Oneil, Timothy, 70. 

Ontrane, Mattahu, 166, 167, 178, 

179, 183, 189, 192. 
Orano, 157. 
Osabeg Hills, 39. 
Osaby Pond, 39. 
Osaby River, 39. 
Osborne, John, 15, 17, 116. 
Oso, a squaw, 124, 151, 152. 
Ossung, 45. 
Owl's Head, 43, 77, 79. 

Bay, 48. 
Oxnard, Thomas, 384, 386, 399, 

401. 
Oyster River, 290, 326. 



Palmasicket Hill, 39. 
Palmer, Thomas, 301. 
Papondack, 239. 
Parker, Benjamin, 359. 

John, 215, 216, 227, 
230, 263, 265, 266, 

Thomas, 140, 342. 



228, 229, 
269. 



Passanway, ] 
Passawa, j 145, 155. 
Passadonkey, 158. 
Passamaquoddy, 45. 
Great Island, 115. 
Indians, the, 45, 56, 
117, 120, 122, 182, 
Pasture Island, 304, 305, 

Patten, Mrs. , 299. 

John, 436, 437, 440, 
William, 413, 415. 419, 
Patterson, David, 80. 
Pear, an Indian, 83. 

Pearse, Mr. , 319. 

Pearson, 31. 

Capt. Moses, 16. 

Peervack, 139. 

Pejepscot, I 199, 

Pejepscot Lands, | 212, 

224, 226, 246, 247, 

262, 303, 30.=S, 309, 

385, 395, 397, 399, 

419, 424, 442, 443, 

448, 459, 460, 462. 

Company, ] 333, 

Proprietors, \ 369, 

385, 386. 393, 395, 

417, 419. 425, 426, 

440, 444, 445, 451, 

458, 459, 460, 461, 

Palls, 238, 241, 242, 

246, 251. 
Papers, 308. 
Plains of, 200, 220. 



115, 116, 
184, 191. 



441, 463. 
442, 463. 



205, 207. 
213, 219, 
248, 250. 
364, 383. 
408, 410, 
444, 446, 

337, 368, 
370, 382, 
397, 410, 
427, 437, 
455, 457, 
462, 463. 
243, 244, 



Pejepscot, continued. 

Purchase, 341, 343, 405, 406, 

408, 418, 434, 453. 
River, 213, 221, 231, 375, 385, 

396. 
River, Islands in, 414, 419, 420, 
425, 426. 
Pelhara, Charles, 450. 
Pemaquid, 3, 29, 32, 34, 37, 65, 

69, 71, 75, 369. 
Penhallow, Elizabeth, 309, 313, 
345 347. 
John,' 263,' 265, 268, 270, 278, 
309, 313, 321, 326, 327, 328, 
345 347. 
Penobscot, 21, 25, 26, 54, 86, 121, 
144, 175, 197, 217, 291, 333. 
Bay, 75, 97. 
Falls, 150, 163. 

Indians, the, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 
18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 40, 41, 
42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 
51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 
61, 62, 63, 71, 72, 74, 81, 85, 
87, 101, 103, 117, 120, 123, 
124, 127, 128, 139, 150, 151, 
156, 158, 100. 
River, 13, 68, 98, 115, 149, 150. 
Pepperrell, William, 2. 
Pessegueant, ) 
Pesegevent, ] 6, 7, 9, 12. 
Peter, .sre Andre, Peter. 
Philadelphia, 172, 187. 
Phillip, an Indian, 149, 150, 151, 

152. 
Phillips, John, 401, 410, 442. 

William, 331, 334, 335. 
Phillipstown, 39. 

Phipps, S., ) 40. 41, 42,43, 59, 60, 
Spencer, (61,62,64,65,68,69, 

72, 73, 74, 75, 388. 
Sir William, 292, 333. 
Pike, George. 275, 276, 277. 

Hester, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279. 
Piscataqua, 251. 
River, 30, 243. 
Pitts, .Tames, 156, 417, 464. 
Pleasant Point, 39, 80. 
Plymouth Companv, 412, 414, 
415, 417, 445, 460. 
Council, 205, 208, 219, 229, 235, 

296, 418. 
County. 218, 275. 
Patent, 296. 
Proprietors, the, 408, 424, 427, 

431, 460. 
Propriety, 439. 
see New Plymouth. 



4Y8 



DOCUME^'TARY HISTORY 



Polan, an Indian, 17. 

Pomeroy, | Mrs. , a widow, 

Pumroy, | 105. 

William, 95, 97, 105. 
William, Jr., 95, 97. 
Portsmoutli, 199, 245, 262, 264, 
266, 269, 276, 285, 302, 315, 
316, 321, 322, 325, 329, 333, 
341, 345, 348, 351, 354, 358, 
363. 
Potter, James, 396. 
Pott's Neck, 297. 
Pownall, Gov. Thomas, 99, 121. 
Pownalborough, 139, 195. 
Prasawa, ) 
Pasanway, j 145, 155. 

Preble, , 258. 

Capt. , 258. 

Lieut. 119. 

Ebenezer, 95, 97, 105, 110. 
Ebenezer, Jr., 95. 97, 105, 106, 

107, 110. 
Brig.-Gen., Jedediah, 103, 104, 

118, 119, 128. 
Jonatlian, 98, 105. 
Mary, 95, 97, 105. 
Mrs. Marv, 95, 97, 105, 106. 
Mehetabel, 95, 97, 105, 106. 
Rebekah, 95, 97, 105. 
Samuel, 97, 105, 106, 107, 110, 

112. 
William, 95, 98, 105. 
Presumpscot River, 298. 
Price, Ezekiel, 16, 18. 
Priests, ] 149, 153, 159; one 
Friars, f wanted, 127, 128, 129, 

169, 170, 174, 175. 
Prince, Job, 168, 187. 
Pulcifer, Sarah, 315, 316, 317, 318, 
320, 321, 322, 323, 329, 331, 
332, 333, 334, 335. 
Pumroy, sec Pomeroy. 
Purchase, Mrs. Elizabetli, 211. 

Miss Elizabeth, 211. 
Purchase, Thomas, 200, 205, 207, 
208. 209, 210, 211, 212, 214. 
215, 219, 220, 221, 223, 226, 
227, 229, 231, 296. 
Thomas, Jr., 211. 

Purrington, , 297, 298. 

Mrs. , 298. 

Hezekiah, 84, 85. 

Q 

Quebec, 21, 84, 87, 96, 101, 105, 
106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 
127, 130, 184, 193, 194, 195. 

Quenockras, ] 

Quenorquras, ] 139, 140. 



R 



Rand, Edmund, 70, 71. 
Reed, John, 331, 335. 

William, 376, 377, 380. 
Richardson, Amos, 227. 

Caleb, 315, 317, 318, 321, 322, 
323, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 
331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 443. 
Elizabeth, 326, 327, 328. 
James, 165. 
Richmond, 38, 66, 78, 308; 
■see also Fort Richmond. 
Riol, see Royal. 
Rishworth, Edward, 202, 203, 

204, 207, 211, 217, 228. 
Robeson, see Robinson. 
Robin, ) 228, 386, 337, 388, 

Robinhood, ] 389, 
Robinson, | 

Robeson, f Archiband, 76. 
Charles, 384. 
Hance, 76, 80. 
John, 373. 

Lieut. Joseph, 79, 80. 
Moses, 80. 
Rogers, Lieut. Patrick, 70, 71. 

Robert, 67. 
Roonpick, 93. 
Ross, John, 86. 
Robert, 86. 
William, 86, 87. 

Rotch, Capt. , 78, 80, 91. 

Royal, Brigadier, , 162. 

Isaac, 329, 331, 332, 333, 334, 
335, 338, 339, 340, 348, 350, 
351. 353, 354, 355, 357, 361, 
363, 366, 367, 368, 369, 406, 
411. 414, 433, 436, 437, 439, 
443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 
450, 451, 452, 453, 455, 456, 
457, 459, 460, 462. 
Jacob, 338, 341, 357, 358, 359, 

360, 363, 447, 448. 
Joseph, 363. 
Royalsborough, 458, 459. 
Royal's River, 38, 298. 

River Falls, 238. 
Royalstown, 445, 447, 454, 456, 

459. 
Ruck, Abigail, 281. 
Andrew, 281. 

John. 199, 218. 223. 224, 225, 
231, 234, 237, 246, 248, 250, 
251, 252, 253, 255. 259, 260, 
261, 262, 264, 266, 267, 269, 
270, 271, 273, 274, 275, 276, 
277, 280, 281, 283, 285, 287, 
288, 289, 292, 293, 294, 296, 



INDEX 



479 



Ruck, co)i tin lied. 

297. 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 
303, 304, 305, 307, 308, 309, 
310, 311, 312, 313, 338, 341, 
345, 347, 360, 364, 365, 418, 
460. 

Russell, James, 156, 160. 

Ryall, sec Royal. 



Sabadis, 56. 

Sabadies, 83. 

Sabago, see Sebago. 

Sabasco, ) Island, 200, 201, 203, 

Sebasco, j 204, 212, 213, 220, 

221, 223, 224, 235. 
Sackasawokkik, 93. 
Saco, 3, 81, 29, 32. 
Falls, 39. 
Little Palls, 39. 
River, 10, 11, 31, 39. 
River Blockhouse, 1, 39. 
River, Territory, 39. 
Sagadehock, 291. 
Point, 277. 

River, 228, 235, 263, 266, 269, 
274, 275, 276, 290, 293, 294. 
296, 306, 308, 311, 312, 336, 
364, 416, 429, 458. 
River, Islands in, 429, 430. 
River, Long Reach, 296, 305, 
306. 
St. Antonio, 112. 
St. Francois, 150. 

Indians, 12, 14, 41, 150, 193, 

194, 195. 
River, 13. 
St. Georges, } 1, 3, 9, 16, 25, 
Gorges, ] 26, 29, 36, 37, 38, 
40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 50, 55, 
56, 58, 59, 61, 63, 71, 72, 74, 
75, 76, 77, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 
86, 87, 99, 117, 118, 330. 
River, 1, 31, 36, 43, 49, 91, 96. 
St. Johns, 22, 111, 128, 153, 178, 
182, 184, 185. 186. 
Indians, the, 22, 23, 43, 45, 56, 
85, 86, 98, 99, 125, 149, 165, 
166, 167, 168, 171, 173, 174, 
178, 180, 181, 182, 184, 186, 
187, 188, 189, 191, 192. 
River, 43, 95, 159, 166, 177, 184. 
St. Toise, Monsieur, 109. 
Salem, 166. 
Salmon Falls, 144. 
Blockhouse, 39. 
Flume, 143. 
Great, 143. 
Pond, the first, 143. 



Salmon, ediiiinuefJ. 
Pond, the upper, 39. 
River, 141, 143, 144. 
Crotch, the, 141. 
Salmon Point, 150. 
Saunders, Capt. Thomas, 3, 66, 

97, 116. 
Sauro, 117. 
Savage, Capt. Ephraim, 199, 217, 

218, 223, 224, 225, 228, 231, 

232, 233, 246, 339, 414, 416, 

418, 419, 425, 429. 
Habijah, 318, 324, 371. 
Savorys, Robert, 70. 
Saw Mills, see under Mills. 
Scales, Abraham, 391. 

James, 349, 352, 431. 
Scalps, \ 15, 31, 62, 63, 

Scalp Bounties, ] 64, 67, 83, 85, 

93. 
Scarborough, 96. 
Schools, 236, 242, 245, 246, 247, 

253. 
Schuyler. Col. Peter, 87. 

Gen. Philip, 195. 
Scituate, 278. 
Scotland, the King, 388. 
Seals, see under Marks. 
Sebago, 1 

Sabago, I Pond, 145, 155, 156. 
Sobago, J 

Sebasco Deggin, } Island, 200, 
Sequasco Diggin, \ 201, 203, 204, 

213, 220, 221, 224, 235, 299, 

300, 308, 321, 322, 349, 352, 

355, 356, 363, 365, 413, 414, 

415, 416, 419, 420, 425, 426, 

428, 430; same as Shap- 

leigh's Island. 
Sabasticook, | 
Sebisstoscook, \ 55. 
Sebattis, 166, 167, 179, 183, 186, 

189, 191, 192, 193. 
Selbe, Thomas, 347. 
Sequasco Biggin, 

see Sebasco Deggin. 
Sequin Island, 285. 
Service, Continental, 180, 181. 
Seumscook Pond, 145. 
Sewall, Dummer, 199. 

Samuel, 318, 323, 350, 354. 
Shapleigh, :\Irs. Alice, 202. 

John, 199, 200, 201, 202, 220, 

223, 418. 

Maj. Nicholas, 200, 203, 204, 

212, 220, 231, 365. 
Shapleigh's Island, 299, 365; 

same as Sebasco Deggin. 
Sharro, Monsieur , 84. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Is, 



Shaw, Maj. , 166, 167, 182, 

184, 186. 
Sheepscott, 
Sheepscut, \ 3, 80, 86, 96. 

John, 284. 

Ponds, 96. 

River, 65, 96. 
Sherburn, Henry, 329. 
Shinter, Edward, 230. 
Shirley, Gov. William, 2, 4, 15, 
18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 
32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 65, 68, 95. 
Sias, Joseph, 390. 
Simpson, Edward, 97. 
Skinner, Lydia, 343, 344, 348, 

350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 356, 
436. 

William, 343, 344, 348, 350, 

351, 353, 354, 355, 356, 360, 
367, 368, 369, 374, 375, 376, 
378, 379, 380, 382, 383. 384, 
385, 386. 393, 394, 395, 397, 
398, 399, 401, 406. 410, 411. 
412. 413. 414. 415. 416, 417, 
418. 

Skolfield, Thomas, 458. 
Small, David, 96. 

Elizabeth, 203. 

Francis, 203. 

John, 96. 

Point, 235, 262, 271, 277, 293, 
294, 413, 420, 426, 428, 431. 

Point Harbor, 212, 213, 235, 
271, 280, 284, 289, 290, 293. 

Point Neck, 263, 266, 267, 269, 
274. 284. 289. 290. 295. 296. 
299, 431. 

Point River, 432. 
Sobago, see Sebago. 
Soccorrin, 100. 
Sole, Capt. Joseph, 147, 148, 153. 

154, 155. 
Sosepses, ) 
Socepses, ] 139, 140. 
Soul, Cornelius, 359. 
Soullard, Martha, 280, 281, 286. 

Peter, 280, 281, 286. 
Sowehna, 146. 
Spencer, Roger, 228. 
Sproule, James, 70. 

Robert, 70. 

William, 70. 
Squadook, 56, 72. 
Squadook's son. 21, 72. 
Squadook, Kehoorit, 21. 
Stackpole, Lieut. John, 38. 
Stacy. Rufus, 97. 
Stanislaus, 146. 
Stanwood, Samuel, 458. 



Staples, , 373. 

Samuel, 449. 
Stephen, 442. 

Stephen. , 255. 

Stevens's Carrying Place. 299. 
425, 426, 428, 429. 
River, 413, 415, 419, 425, 426. 

428, 429. 
Thomas, 388. 

Stinson, Thomas, 165. 

Stoddard, Anthony. 268. 270, 303, 
329, 351, 354. 

Stonington, 390, 391. 

Story, William, 350, 354. 

Stroudv/ater River, 145. 

Subal's, 146. 

Suffolk County, 217, 226, 232, 
233, 263, 265, 267, 268, 270, 
275, 278, 280. 282. 284, 286, 
287, 288, 292. 300, 301, 302, 
31.5, 318, 321, 323, 324, 325, 
329, 331, 332, 333, 335, 336, 
337, 338, 340, 343, 345, 347. 
348, 351, 354, 355, 357, 360, 
361, 362, 363, 367, 369, 371, 
372, 373, 374, 376, 378, 380, 
384, 385, 386, 394, 395, 397, 
399, 401, 406, 424, 427, 430, 
431, 433, 442, 446, 448. 

Swain, Benjamin, 254, 293. 

Swan Alley, 282, 299, 301. 
Island, 8, 66, 96, 105, 108, 274, 
287, 290, 301. 303, 304, 364; 
also called Garden Island. 
Pond, 39. 

Swasin, 145, 146. 

Swasin, Jr., 146. 



Taconnet, 

Taconick, }■ 19, 16, 20, 21. 

Taconock, 

Falls, 5, 18, 19. 
Tailor. Sarah, 447. 
Tarbett, Hugh. 399, 401. 
Tarpaulin Cove, 276. 
Tavlor, Eldad, 192. 

John, 193, 430, 433. 

William, 286. 
Temple, Robert, 380. 
Tennents Harbor, 76. 
Tenny, Mary, 96. 
Thayer, Eben, Jr., 193. 
Thomas, Benjamin, 373. 388. 389, 

390. 392, 395. 

Benjamin, Jr., 388, 389, 390, 

391, 392. 393, 394, 395, 396, 
400. 



INDEX 



481 



Thomas, contin neil. 

James, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 

392, 393, 394, 396. 
Joseph, 391, 392. 
Thompson, John, 97. 
Thornton, | 

Thorn, | Bartholomew, 95. 

James, 146, 147, 153, 155, 155n. 
Joseph, 95. 
Thoyt's Point, 301, 303. 
Three Rivers, 112. 
Thwaits, Thomas, 282. 

Tibbetts, Capt. , 39. 

Ticonderoga, 101. 

Tobey, Elisha, 153, 154. 

Tollman, Hannah, 350, 354. 

Toma, 124, 125, 128, 129. 

Tomes, John, 19. 

Tomo, Pere, 146. 

Toothacre, Ebenezer, 351, 352, 

353. 
Topsham, 3, 241, 244, 246, 249, 
251, 252, 253, 262, 294, 300, 
306, 309, 314, 315, 316, 319, 
320, 330, 336, 337, 338, 339, 
340, 341, 343, 345, 346, 348, 
368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 
374, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 
395, 396, 398, 400, 405, 406, 
408, 411, 416, 422, 423, 433, 
4S4, 435, 439, 440, 442, 445, 
449, 452, 453, 454, 458. 
Cathance Mill, 442. 
Meeting House, 434, 435, 437, 

440, 442, 443. 
Town Piatt, 294, 295, 296, 300. 
Tossepeses, 76. 
Townsend, Hannah, 313. 

Treat, Mr. , 124, 125, 151. 

Joshua, 85, 86. 

Trent, Mr. , 124. 

Tufts, John, 10. 

Simon, 331, 332, 335, 367. 
Tyler, Joseph, 96. 
Royal, 126, 156. 
Samuel, Jr., 225. 
Tyng. Edward, 215, 216, 231, 418, 
424. 

U 

Umbarius, 44, 45. 
Umbewesco, 46. 
Union River, 164, 165. 
United Colonies, the, 165, 172, 

173, 174, 186. 
United States of America, the, 

187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 199. 
Army, the, 191. 



Var, Ambrius, ) 166, 167, 168, 

Ambrose, ] 169, 170, 174, 

176, 178, 179, ISO, 181, 182, 

183, 184, 185, 186, 189, 192. 

Vaudreuet, Gov. , 21. 

Vaughan, Eliot, 328. 

William, 325, 326, 327, 328. 
Vessels, 1 3, 9, 16, 24, 25, 

Canoes, 45, 68, 69, 70, 73, 

Sloops, I 78, 88, 91, 109, 

Whaleboats, 110, 112, 113, 122, 
Etc., J 147, 151, 166, 172, 

175, 176, 186, 191, 195, 196, 
198, 245, 251, 252, 255, 256, 
261, 271, 272. 
Burrean, the ship, 17. 
Endeavor, the, 97. 
Massachusetts, the sloop, 17, 

66, 116. 
Province Ship, the, 1. 
Rainbow, the man of war, 195. 
Viacent, John, 381, 382. 
William, 382, 383, 384. 

W 

Wadsworth, Joseph, 314, 315, 317 
318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 
327, 328, 329, 331, 332, 333, 
334, 335, 448, 349, 350, 351, 
353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 
359, 360, 363, 366, 367, 368, 
369, 436. 

Wainwright, John, 217. 

Wakefield, Mr. , 319. 

Waldo, Brig.-Gen. Samuel, 26, 
93. 

Walker, Thomas, 15. 

Walley, John, 331, 332, 335. 

Wallis, Newell, 166, 189, 192. 

Walters, Henry, 215, 216. 

Wambemando, 23. 

Wambewesco, 71. 

Wampum, } 138, 147, 154, 

Wampum Belts, \ 155, 203. 

Ward, the Rev. Nathan, 113, 114. 

Warren, Gilbert, 141. 
James, Jr., 141. 

Warumbee, 213, 214, 215, 216, 
221. 

Warwenock Indians, the, 33. 

Wasgal, Capt. , 123, 124. 

Washburn, Abigail, 275, 276, 277, 
278. 
Thomas, 275, 276, 277, 278. 

Washington, Gen. George, 166, 
168, 169, 170, 172, 174, 176, 
177, 179, 182, 183, 184, 185, 
186, 191. 



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DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 



Waskombamett, 388. 
Waterhouse, Richard, 441, 452. 
Samuel, 383, 385, 395, 406, 411, 
414, 423, 433, 436, 437, 439, 
440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 
446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 
452, 453, 455, 456, 457, 458, 
459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464. 
Watertown, 163, 165. 
Council Chamber, 192. 
Meeting House, 167, 168, 174. 

Watts, Atr. , 17, 18. 

Watts' Boy, 254. 

Watts, Elizabeth, 309, 325. 

John, 231, 234, 237, 246, 248, 
250, 252, 253, 255, 256, 259, 
260, 261, 262, 264, 266, 267, 
289, 270, 271, 273, 274, 275, 
276, 277, 280, 281, 283, 285, 
286, 287, 289, 292, 293, 294, 
295, 296, 297, 299, 300, 302, 
306, 309, 311, 312, 313, 315, 
317, 318, 321, 322, 323, 325. 
326, 327, 328, 329, 331, 333, 
334, 335, 338, 343, 345, 348, 
350, 352, 353, 354, 355, 358, 
359, 361, 364, 365, 366, 367, 
368, 369, 418, 458, 460. 
John, Jr., 325. 

Lydia, 315, 321, 325, 327, 328, 
329, 333, 343, 357, 360, 361. 
363, 366, 367. 
Samuel, 15, 116. 
Way, Eleazar, 199, 204, 205, 206, 
207, 208, 209, 215, 218, 219, 
220, 223. 
George, 204, 208, 209, 218, 220, 
229, 231, 296. 
Webb, Maj.-Gen. Daniel, 75. 
Webber, James, 268, 269, 270, 
336. 
John, 265, 266, 267, 268. 
Jonas, 369, 370, 371. 
Margaret, 369, 370, 371. 
Mary, 263, 265, 266, 268. 
Nathan, 265, 266, 267, 268. 
Nathaniel, 263, 264, 265. 
Samuel, 269. 

Thomas, 263, 264, 265. 266, 
267, 268, 270, 271. 
Wedon-Domhegon, 213, 214, 215, 

221. 
Welles, Samuel, 361. 
Wells, 240, 305. 
Welsh, Thomas, 371. 

Wendell, Col. , 3. 

Jacob, 26, 360, 427, 430, 433. 
John, 394, 397. 



Wentworth, Gov. Bennin's, 141, 
315, 321, 325, 327, 328, 329, 
333, 334, 341, 342, 343, 348, 

351, 354, 357, 358, 360, 363, 
366, 436, 460. 

John, 199, 218, 223, 224, 225, 
231, 234, 237, 238, 241, 245, 
246, 248, 259, 262, 264, 266, 
267, 268, 259, 270, 271, 273, 
274, 275, 276, 277, 280, 281, 
283, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 
294, 296, 297, 300, 301, 302, 
307, 309, 310, 311, 313, 317, 
318, 323, 324, 336, 338, 345, 
346, 347, 364, 365, 372, 418. 

Capt. John, 251, 299, 300. 

Col. John, 141. 

Mrs. Sarah, 315, 317, 318, 321, 
323, 324. 
Weskege, 305. 
Wesseriuisett River, 68. 
Westbrook, Thomas, 315, 317, 
318, 319, 321, 323, 324, 325, 
327, 328, 329, 333, 334, 348, 

352, 355, 357, 358, 359, 361, 
364. 

West Indies, 198. 
Weweenock, 126, 127. 
Weweenocks, the, 117, 127. 
Wharton. Bethiah, 232, 233. 

Dorothy, 232. 

Martha, 232. 

Richard, 199, 200, 201, 202, 
204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 
210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 
216, 217. 218, 220, 221, 222, 
223, 224, 225, 228, 829, 230, 
231, 233, 339, 246, 393, 418. 
Wheeler, — -, 254. 
Wheelwright, John, 17, 18, 240. 

Maj. John, 242. 
Whenquid, 45. 
Whiscasick, 92, 93. 
Whitcomb, John, 192. 
White, , 258. 

Benjamin, 193. 

Elias, 230. 

John, 210, 237, 240, 244. 

Nicholas, 346. 

Samuel, 345. 346. 
White Head Point, 271. 
White's Island, 204. 
Wihikermet, 213, 214, 215, 221. 
Willard, J., 18, 64. 
William III., King of England, 

217. 
Williams, Col. Israel, 18. 

Joshua, 359. 



INDEX 



'483 



Williamson, Capt. Jonathan, 92, 

93. 
Wilson, I 

Willson, \ , 145, 146. 

Hugh, 422. 
Samuel, 422. 
Thomas, 449. 
Capt. Thomas, 433, 434. 
WlnchoU and Patten, 436. 
Wincholl and Staples, 373. 
V/incholl, Samuel, 440, 441. 
Winegance, 306, 312. 

Creek, 228, 229, 263, 266, 269. 
Point, 235. 
Winemenet, 217. 
Wingate, John, 389. 

Joshua, 389, 390. 
Winslow, Edward, 273, 287. 
Edward, Jr.. 350, 353, 356. 
Elisha, 96. 
Elisha, Jr., 96. 
John, 96, 418, 424. 
Winslow, Joshua, 453. 
Gen. John, 17, 19, 22. 
Nathaniel, 96. 
Winsor, 166, 167, 183. 
Winter Harbor, 243, 249. 

Winthrop, Col. , 320. 

Adam, 199, 218, 223, 224, 225, 
231, 234, 237, 245, 246, 248, 
250, 251, 252, 253, 255, 258, 
259, 260, 261, 262, 264, 266, 
267, 269, 270, 271, 273, 274, 
275, 276, 278, 280, 281, 283, 
285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 292, 
293, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 
301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 
307, 308, 309, 311, 312, 313, 
314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 320, 
321, 322, 323, 325, 327, 328, 
329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 
335, 337, 338, 341, 343, 345, 
347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 353, 



Winthrop, coiitUiiieil. 

354, 355, 350, 357, 358, 359, 

360, 363, 364, 365, 369, 370, 
371, 372, 373, 418, 458. 

Winthrop, Adam, Jr., 373. 
John, 192. 
Gov. John, 226. 
Stephen, 227. 

Wire, , 246. 

Wiscasset, 80, 92, 93. 

Wolbroke, Edward, 388. 

Wolfe, Gen. James, 105. 

Wombemando, 34, 45, 46. 

Woods, Jno., 199. 

Woolmore, , 80. 

Woolwich, 105, 108, 110, 195. 

Woraromogasa, 117. 

Worenock Indians, the, 11. 

Work, James, 396. 

Wright, Capt. John, 3. 

Wyborne, Howard, 347. 

Wyman, Abram, 10. 

York, 87, 97, 237, 239, 295. 
County, 71, 84, 114, 203, 204, 
207, 211, 217, 219, 226, 233, 
263, 265, 266, 269, 287, 289, 
290, 300, 302, 309, 315, 318, 
321, 324, 325, 330, 333, 337, 
339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 345, 
348, 349, 352, 355, 357, 358, 

361, 362, 364, 365, 368, 374, 
376, 378, 383, 385, 389, 390, 
392, 393, 395, 399, 404, 406, 
408, 417, 418, 420. 

Samuel, 371, 372, 373. 
Samuel, Jr., 371, 372, 373, 386, 
387, 389, 393. 



Young, James, 70. 
Joseph, 392. 
Thomas, 392. 



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