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Com' Store Machias, March 31, 1781 These Certify that Cap' John Preble of the Indian Department hath Received But only a Singel Ration of Provision from this Store at any time Since the twentyeth day of January last past and that there Remains Due to him thirty Rations of Bread to Make up his Singel Ration to this Date
p' Stephen Smith Comisary Common Wealth of Massachusetts
The Committee appointed to consider the Petition of John Preble & papers accompanying the same beg leave to report the following Resolve – John Bliss p' Order Re solved that the Comissary general, of this comon Wealth be directed to pay John Preble Captain of a Company of Indians in the Eastern department under Colo John Allen £49 in Money or Provisions being for 1470 back Rations due to him from the 20th of Jan' 1781 to the 16th of August 1782 at Eight pence p’ Ration, & Charge the same to the United States — In Senate Oct 3, 1782, Read & Accepted
Sent down for Concurrence S Adams Presid
Nath Gorham Speaker
Com' Store Machias Septem" 30, 1781
Action on Petition First Parish, Scarborough.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In House of Representatives Oct" 4th 1782 On the Petition of the first Parish in Scarborough in the County of Cumberland, Thomas Lancaster Minister of sd
Parish & Nehemiah Libby of sd Scarborough, Yeoman, praying that the Committee of sa Parish & the said Thomas Lancaster may be impowered to make & execute a good & sufficient Deed in Law of a certain Tract of parsonage Land in ga Scarborough upon his the sa Nehemiah Libby's making a like Deed of sa Parish of Sundry pieces of Salt Marsh & Thatch Bed for the use of the Ministry in ga Parish in exchange therefor —
Resolvd That William Tompson Esq' and M" William Vaughn Committee of the first Parish in gd Scarborough & Thomas Lancaster Minis= of sa Parish be and hereby are impowred to make & execute a good & sufficient Deed in Law to the sa Nehemiah Libby his Heirs and assigns forever of a certain Tract of parsonage Land in sa Scarborough containing Eighteen Acres & One Hundred & forty one square Rods lying on the Southeast Side of the high Way over Beach Ridge so calld in gd Scarborough, the Bounds whereof mentioned in sa Petition are as follows viz — Beginning at a white maple mark'd four Sides and the letter P & runs Southwest Seventy three Rods to the go high way then North four Degrees West One Hundred & four Rods by the high way then Northeast five Rods then Southeast Eighty rods to the Maple Tree first mentioned — upon his the sa Nehemiah Libby's making a like Deed to them of sa Salt Marsh & Thatch Bed for the use of the Ministry in sd Parish in Scarborough for ever Sent up for concurrence
Nathaniel Gorham Speaker
In Senate October 19th 1782
S Adams Presid'
Certificates Accompanying Resolve.
This may Certify that I fully concur that the desired Exchange of Parsonage Lands for Salt Marsh should be made between ye said Mr Lancaster & Nehem" Libbee both of Scarborough from me
Benj" Chadwick Scarboro August 16, 1782.
This may Testify that w Tompson Esq" & M' W Vaughn are a Committee Chosen by the First Parish in Scarborough at a leagal parish Meeting To join with M' Tho Lancaster to petition the General Court For the Exchange of a peice of the parsonage for Marsh Tract.
Ebenz' Libby p’ Clerk
Five Acres & Seventeen Square rods of Salt marsh Scituate in Scarborough Near none Such River So calld Bounded as follows. beginning by the up land at ye head of a Ditch, thence running by sd Ditch South 25 Degrees east, 16 Rods thence South one degree west 4 Rods & one Quarter thence west 43 Rods to the up land thence by gd up land North nine Degrees east 16 Rods. thence north 72 Degrees East 18 Rods thence South 80 Degrees east 21 Rods to ye first mentioned bounds
A certain Tract of Salt marsh Situate in Scarborough containing two Acres be ye Same more or less bounded As follows Adjoining on ye western corner by Marsh of Forgus Flagins deceasd now in Possession of Joseph Boothby Thence running Southwest to a Six acre or Meserves Island & so to continue round by Sa Island from thence to a ditch cutt in the marsh or however otherwise the same may be bounded or described.
The Thatch bed Lying on the great Thatch bed (so Cala Begins at a stake Standing at the Southwest Cornor of Ebenz" Libby thatch bead adjoining Cap' Tylers Thatch bead and sand Pounds & for want thereof to take the Body of the Said Joseph M°Clallan if he may be found in your Precinct and him Safely keep so that you have him before Our justices of Our Inferiour Court of Common Please, next to be holden at Pownalborough within and for Our Said County of Lincoln on the Last Tuesday of September next than and their in Our Said Court to Answer unto Francis Rittal of Pownalborough aforesaid Taylor, in a plea of Trespass for that the said Joseph the twenty fifth Day of September in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and Eighty at Pownalborough aforesaid, with force and Arms viz' guns bayonets & Swords upon the said Francis made an Assault, and him the said Francis did than and there beat and Evelly Treat and him the said Francis did Cary away at the Distance of Sixty miles and the said Francis in Prison without any reasonable Cause against the Will of him the said Francis Without any Legal Authority, & Contrary to the Law of the Land & of this Common Wealth for a Long time Viz for the Space of Nine weeks and Tow days Contained & Kept by means of which Confinement and Sufferings with Cold and hunger the Francis became Sick & in great Pain and distress so that his Life was dispaired of and the said Frances dureing the Time of his Imprisonment aforesaid was Oblidged to Expend for Necessarys to preserve his Life and to regain his Liberty the sum of Nine hundred Pounds and Other Enormities the said Joseph to the said Francis did than & their do an Commit against the Pease and, To the Damage of the said Francis Rittal as he Saith the Sum of One thousand Pounds which shall then & their to made to appear with Other due damages, And have you there this Writ with your Doings therein Witness W" Lithgow Esq' at Pownalborough this twenty sixth day of August in the year of Our Lord 1782 A true Coppy from
Memorial of Eastern Indians. To his Excellency Governor Hancock.
We the subscribers having heared that Juniper Barthiaume recolet wo has lived among us those two years past to our greatest satisfaction had been dismissed of his Employment, and that on the false reportt of Col Brow belonging to fort halifax in Quebec river, we here present and having full power of the other Indians come here on purpose to render justice to whom it belongs, and we can not hinder from saying that our priest has always behaved as a man of honor, and that on the contrary Co' Brow constantly imposses upon us; and if he has shewn any certificates, they can not be signed but by people who get often drunk, and consequently that he has surprised the religion of the members of the honorable Senate. We conclude please your Excellency, so as to avoid any disturbance, that said Coll Brow should be called again and that our recolet should continue his functions ? We will be under the greatest obligation to your Excellency if you would be so good as to procure some Cloaths and few other things we want, besides as lodging and boarding for six of us and our recolet during the time we shall remain in town, which may not be long, if the honourable cenate will pronounce quickly on this matter, It would be of a great advantage to us and to the States if it was so, the same sloop in which we came sailing in four day's hence. We have as much to complain of one Guillermain Interpreter to Col' Brow as well as of himself, so beg he should be dismissed
We have one last favor to beg, which is to procure us eight fusils and some gun powder for the village. / | As we have been obliged to take a french Interpreter to do all our businesses here, we hope that the state will allow him what is customary / Boston 27 August 1782
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