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of James Howard Esq in Hallowell, who then told me he was going before Justice North to defend an action brought by Nathaniel Hearsey against the said Howard, Susannah his wife & Hartson Coney & the said Howard desired your deponant to attend at Justice Norths upon the tryal, Just before I got to Justice Norths house I saw a number of persons who told me that Justice Howard was called out by default — presently after I went in to the house of Justice North, & I there saw Justice Howard tender to Justice North five or six dollars to pay the costs & he also prayed that the default might be taken off & that he might re enter the action & come to tryal & the said Justice North refused to grant the same— & also to grant the said Howard an appeal — I further declare to the best of my knowledge that I arrived at Justice Norths about three O'Clock & the time of tryal was appointed to be at two
Abiel Lovejoy Lincoln Ss Oct 3d 1782
personally appear'd the above named Abiel Lovejoy Esq" & after being carefully examined & cautioned to testify the truth the whole truth & nothing but the truth in the cause in which this deposition is to be used made oath to the truth of the above deposition by him subscribed -- Taken at the request of James Howard Esq" to be used before the General Court on the Petition of the said James Howard — Nathaniel Hearsey the adverse party was notified and present at the taking of this deposition before me
Wm Langdon Justice of peace
Deposition of Thomas Sewall.
I Thomas Sewall of lawful age testify & say that on Monday the twenty fourth day of September 1781 I was at the dwelling house of Justice North in Pittstown and I there saw Justice Howard tender to the said North five or six dollars to pay the costs of an action in which Nathaniel Hearsey was Plaintiff & the said Howard & al deft in which action the said Howard was called out by default
The said Howard also prayed the said North to take off the default & give him the said Howard leave to re-enter the action & come to tryal & the said North refused to grant it — I further declare that at the time Justice Howard tendered the money it was to the best of my knowledge about three O Clock I also heard Justice Howard demand an appeal of Justice North & Justice North refused to grant one
Lincoln Ss October 34 1782
Personally appeared the above named Thomas Sewall & after being carefully examined & cautioned to testify the truth the whole truth & nothing but the truth in the cause in which this deposition is to be used made oath to the truth of the above deposition by him subscribed taken at the request of James Howard Esq' to be used before the general Court on the petition of the said James Howard. The adverse party Nathaniel Hearsėy was notified and present at the taking the foregoing deposition before me
Wm Langdon Justice of peace
Resolve in Favor Niles Greenwood.
That the Sum of One Hundred & sixty two Pounds, four Shillings & two pence, for one forty eighth part of the Arm’d Ship Hunter & appurtenances, lost on the Expedition to Penobscot — 1779, and thirty two Pounds, eight shillings & nine pence for Interest thereon, amounting to the Sum of One Hundred & Ninety four Pounds, twelve shillings & eleven pence, in Specie is due to M' Niles Greenwood, which when paid will be in full for the same - £194.12.11
Thomas Ivers / Comtee for Audits the Accots
Peter Roe Daltons of the late Board of WarBoston November 1, 1782. His Excell' the Governor & the Hble the Council, of the Com
monwth of Massachusetts. In Council Nov 15th 1782
R' & Advised That a W' be drawn on the Treas' in full of this Certificate agreeable to Resolve of 28th Jan' 1782 —
John Avery Sec
Resolve in Favor Joseph White. This Certifies,
That the Sum of Eight Hundred & Eleven Pounds one shilling, for one sixteenth & one twenty fourth parts of the Arm'd Ship Hunter & appurtenances lost on the Expedition to Penobscot in 1779, and One hundred & sixty two pounds, four shillings & two pence for Interest thereon — Amounting to the Sum of Nine hundred & seventy three pounds, five shillings & two pence, in Specie is due to Joseph White, which when paid to M' Miles Greenwood, will be in full for the same — £973.5.2
Thomas Ivers / Comte for Audits the Accots
Peter Roe Daltons of the State Board of War. Boston November 1, 1782. His Excell' the Governor & the Hble the Council of the Com
monwth of Massachusetts In Council Nov' 15th 1782
Rd & 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 Memorial James Bowdoin et als.
Report of y' Comtee of both Houses upon the Mem' of James Bowdoin & others by way of Resolve Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Whereas a number of People have lately setled on a Tract of land adjoining to, and lying West of Bowdoinham, many of whom have removed from Harpswell, and have been and are taxable by Bowdoinham, therefore Resolved that Harpswell be abated five shillings in the Thousand of the last valuation; and that the same be added to Bowdoinham and it being reasonable that Bowdoinham Should have the benefit of the taxes on the Polls A of ye said Setlers until a new valuation Shall take place, therefore Resolved, that the Assessors of Bowdoinham or the major part of them, be and hereby are empowered to lay a tax from time to time on the Male Polls of the Setlers on the land aforesaid B in the same manner, at the same time and for the same sum D and to collect the same, as they shall be from time to time authorized to do on the Polls E within the Town of Bowdoinham, by virtue of any Tax Act of the General Court, until a new Valuation shall take place, or until the further order of the said Court: and for that Purpose, and that there may be no doubt concerning the Bounds of the said land, it shall be, and hereby is bounded, Southerly by the Northerly line of Topsham, and by the same line continued to the Westerly line of the Kenebeck Purchase from the late Colony of New Plymouth; westerly by the said Westerly line of y® said Purchase; Northerly by a line run ning West North West from the North Easterly Corner of Bowdoinham to the aforesaid Westerly line; and Easterly by Bowdoinham aforesaid. Provided nevertheless, that in case any of the Setlers on the said described land are trespassers, this Resolve shall not be understood to encourage or support them in such trespass. And it is further Resolved, that the
Resolve of this Court passed in the present Session thereof, for making an Abatement in the tax on Harpswell aforesaid shall be, and hereby is declared void: the present Resolve being substituted instead thereof. And the Secretary is here by directed to send to the Assessors of Bowdoinham an attested Copy of this Resolve as soon as may be.
In Senate Nov 2d 1782
S Adams Presid In the House of Representatives Nov" 2d 1782.
Read and concurred at A insert and Estates at B insert & their Estates at C dele from C to D at E insert & Estates
Nath Gorham Speaker Approv'd John Hancock
George Little to Governor.
Penobscot Bay Nov 34 1782 I Would Inform your Excellency, On the thirty first October we run on Shore A Small privateer Commanded By Richard Pomeroy from Penobscot he had taken this Privateer A few days before From Cap Coburn of Salem Cap' Pomeroy Sunk The Schooner And made his Escape through the Woods, with Much Difficulty we Weighờ the Schooner she Mounted four Swivels, Muskets &c and was going to Cruize on Our Coasts I Shall keep this Small thing, with me till I return to Boston
I have the honour to Be Your Excellency's Most humble Sert