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Lincoln be Discharged from the Service for which they were Respectively engaged from and after the 20th A Day of this present Month B and that their Roles be made up and paid to that time and no longer Sent up for concurrence
Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate Nov' 2d 1782
Read & Concurred with Amendment at A dele from A to B & insert the twentieth Day of November next Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Preside In the House of Representatives Nové 2° 1782 Read and concurred
Nath Gorham Speaker Approv'd John Hancock
Resolve on Petition Jonathan Bowman.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the House of Representatives Oct 14th 1782 On the Petition of Jonathan Bowman Esq" Clerk of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Lincoln on Behalf of the said Court Resolved,
That the Prayer of the said Petition be granted & that the Justices of the said Court be & they hereby are empowered to assess upon the Polls & Estates of the Inhabitants of the said County the Sum of five hundred Pounds for defraying the Charges therein mentioned Sent up for concurrence
Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate October 14th 1782 Read & Concurred
S Adams Presid' Approv'd John Hancock
Certificate in Favor Schr. Unity.
That the Sum of Eighteen pounds sixteen shillings & six pence, for one sixteenth part of the loss & hire of the Schooner Unity & appurtenances on the Penobscot Expedition July 1779, and three pounds four shillings for Interest thereon to the 1st Instant, amounting to Twenty two pounds & six pence, in specie, is due to M' John Symmes, which when paid will be in full for the same £22.0.6
Thomas Ivers, Peter Roe Dalton / Comtee for Audits Accts of the late Board of War. His Excellency the Governor & the Hon ble the Council of the Boston 16th October 1782. Commonwth of Massachusetts —
In Council Oct 234 1782 R¢ & Advised that a Wt be drawn on the Treas' in full of this Certificate agreeable to Resolve of 28th January 1782
John Avery Sec
Report and Resolve on Petition Col. Allen et als.
The Committee of both Houses appointed on the letters from Colo Allen & Colo Lithgow, & the petitions of Juniper Berthiaume & the Indian Chiefs, & also to consider the propriety of appointing a Naval officer at the Port of Machias report by way of resolve
John Pittsp order Common Wealth of Massachusetts
Resolved that the Governor with advice of Council be and hereby is requested to issue orders on the Commissary General to supply the Eastern Department under the Command of Colo John Allen, according to the recommendations of
Congress, with such provisions & Military stores, not exceeding the Sum of one thousand pounds, as he shall from time to time think necessary, the United States to be charged there for, & the Commissary General is directed to furnish them accordingly.
And Whereas it is not necessary to continue the Indian trade at Fort Hallifax, Resolved that Colo Josiah Brewer the Truck master, & also the Interpretter be & they are hereby dischargd from that service.
And as it appears by the application of a Number of yo Indian Chiefs & Juniper Berthiaume that they are desirous he may be reinstated in the office of Instructor to the Indians, which may have a tendency to promote & retain their Friendship to the Inhabitants of this Common Wealth, resolved that the said Juniper Berthiaume be and hereby is reinstated in the office of Instructor to the said Indians any resolve or order of the General Court for his discharge from that service notwithstanding. It is also resolved that the Governor with advice of Council be and hereby is requested to issue orders on the Commissary General to supply said Indians with such cloaths and other things requested in their petition as he shall think necessary, and the Commissary General is hereby directed to furnish them accordingly.
It is further resolved that a Naval officer for the Port of Machias be elected as soon as may be. In Senate October 17th 1782 Read & Accepted Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Presid
In the House of Representatives Nov! 6th 1782
Nathaniel Gorham Speaker
Resolve on Petition James Avery.
In the House of Representatives Octo' 21st 1782 On the Petition of James Avery Esq Agent for the Town of Machias Praying that the Acct between said Town and this Commonwealth might be Adjusted and settled, and that said Town might be Allowed in the Settlement of said Accompts, hire for the Schooner Dilligent for the time she was employed by the Public, also that as the Money — granted by this Court on February 7th 1776 for the Relief of the Eastern Settlements, several Towns received together and gave joint Bonds to the Treasurer for the same, that said Town of Machias after settling for the proportion they received might be discharged from the Bonds given therefor.
Resolved that the Committee for Methodizing and Settling the public Accompts be and they are hereby empowered and directed to Adjust and Settle the Accompts between this Commonwealth and the Town of Machias, & allow therein to the said Town the hire of the Schooner Dilligent during the time she was employ'd by the public, and to charge ye said Town with only the Real Sum they received of the Money granted by this Court on the 7th Feb' 1777, for the Relief of the Eastern Settlements.
Sent up for concurrence Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate Nov? 4th 1782
Read & Concurred
S Adams Presid Approv'd John Hancock
Resolve in Favor William Albee.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
The Committee of both Houses appointed to consider the petition of James Avery & papers accompanying them, beg leave to Report by way of Resolve:
John Bliss p' order
In Senate October 22° 1782
Read & thereupon
Resolved, that the Commissary General of this Commonwealth be & hereby is directed to pay to James Avery thirty four pounds three shillings & four pence in money or provisions for the use of William Albee Lieu of the Artillery Company at Machias being for ten hundred & twenty five back rations due to said William Albee from the 7th of Dec" 1779 to the 16th of August 1782, at eight pence p Ration; & that the Agent of this Commonwealth be directed to deliver to the said James Avery Seven Suits of Cloaths for the Soldiers at said Machias & Charge the same to the United States — Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Presid
In the House of Representatives Nov 4th 1782.
Nathaniel Gorham Speaker
Memorial Nathaniel Wells et als.
To the Hon ble Senate & House of Representatives of the Com
monwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled
the 25th day of Oct' 1782 The Memorial of Nathaniel Wells, Edward Grow & Simon Fry Esq" in Behalf of the several Towns in the County of York humbly shews that the said Towns Exerted themselves to the utmost of their Abilities for complying with the Re solve of Court passed the 30th day of June 1781 requiring them to furnish a Number of Soldiers to serve Three Months in the continental Army & actually Inlisted a Number of