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Appointment Stephen Smith Naval Officer at Machias.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In Senate Nove 7th 1782 Ordered, that the Secretary be directed to notify Stephen Smith Esq" that he was chosen Naval Officer for the port of Machias, this day, by joint ballot of the Senate & House of Representatives

Sent down for Concurrence S Adams Presid" In the House of Representatives Nov 17th 1782 Read and concurred

Nath Gorham Speaker

Resolve in Favor John Avery. Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives Novi 11th 1782 Resolved That there be allowed & paid out of the Treasury of this Commonwealth to John Avery jun" Esq' the sum of Three hundred pounds in full of his Service as Secretary for One Year from June 1st 1781 to June 1st 1782

Sent up for concurrence Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate Nov? 11th 1782 Read & Concurred

S Adams Presid' Approv'd John Hancock

We drawn 12th Nov 1782

Resolves Relating to Partition of Lands in York County. Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives Nov 11th 1782 Whereas certain persons called Conspirators and absentees are A tenants in Common of certain undivided lands lying in the County of York, with certain other persons claiming the same under William Phillips and Bridget Phillips which sa lands by an act of this Commonwealth have been confirmed to the said Persons claiming under the sa W" & Bridget Phillips, saving to the sa Commonwealth their right and claim in & to said lands accruing by virtue of the forfeiture of the estates of the said Conspirators and Absentees, and Whereas the said Proprietors under W" & Bridget Phillips aforesaid are desirous that partition should be made of said lands (and to hold their respective proportions and parts of said land in severalty and seperate from that part of sa land that has or may be vested in this Commonwealth by virtue of the Claims of the sa Conspirators and Absentees — Resolved that the Honble Benja Chadbourne B Honble David Sewall Esq' and Nathaniel Wells Esq' be and hereby are on the part of this commonwealth appointed a Committee to join with such Committee as are or may be appointed by the residue C of sa Proprietors on their part and duly authorized in making partition of the Lands confirmed by said Act and lying within the following limits viz begining at the North Corner of Sanford, which Corner may be ascertained by a line running South West & North East through a certain Small pond, called Beaver hill pond and from the said North Corner of Sanford thus ascertained to run North West about eight miles to little Ossipee River, then by said River including half of the same as the sd River runs to Saco River then by sa Saco River to the head line of Biddeford, then by the head line of the Townships of Biddeford and Arundel to the East Corner of sa Sanford as it was originally laid out by the name of Phillipstown to the North Corner thereof being the boundary first mentioned and the said Commitee appointed on the part of the Common wealth are hereby impowered in conjunction with the said Commitee on the part of the D Residue of said Proprietors to set E off by Metes & Bounds their respective rights and shares in the premises to hold in severalty

And whereas in order to render the said partition compleat and effectual in Law it may be necessary to make and execute a deed or deeds of Partition, division, release or Quit claim

Therefore resolved that the said Committee on the part of the Commonwealth or any two of them be and hereby are fully impowered in the name and behalf of the said Commonwealth to join with the sa Committee on the part of the residue F of sa proprietors in making and duly executing according to Law a deed or deeds of Partition and division of the premises or in case the said Committee G should judge it most convenient to make partition of the premises by making and executing a deed or deeds of Release and Quit Claims then the said Committee on the part of this Commonwealth are here by in the Name and behalf of this Commonwealth fully Authorized and impowered to make and duly execute according to Law a deed or deeds of release and Quit Claims to such part or parts of the premises as they shall agree to be set off to the said Residue H of said proprietors to hold in severalty and to receive singular 1 deeds from the said Committee of the said Proprietors, and it is further Resolved that all deeds of Partition division release or Quit claim which shall be inade and duly executed by virtue of this resolve and awarding to the true Intent and meaning thereof shall be considered as valid and effectual in law to all Intents and purposes as any deeds of Partition division release or quit claim made and duly executed according to Law by or between any parties whomsoever — And it is further resolved that the said Committee on the part of this Commonwealth be and hereby are directed to cause all deeds in favor thereof — relating to the premises to be recorded by the register of the County of York, with the records of said County and then filed in the Secretary's Office and the said Committee after having compleated the business of their Commission are hereby directed to lay

Nath

their Accounts of Time and expence before the General Court for examination, allowance & payment. Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate Nov 12, 1782.

Read & Concurred with Amendments as on the annexed paper. Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid'
Approv'd John Hancock
In the House of Representatives Nov 11 1782
Read & concurred

Nath Gorham Speaker
Comitee for making partition of Lands at gd Eastward
Amendments
At A Dele are & insert were. At B Dele the Hon ble

At C Dele Residue of At D Dele Residue of At E Insert to said Parties At F Dele Residue of At G Delo Committee & Insert Committees At H Dele Residue of said. At I Dele Singular & Insert Similar

Representation in Behalf Inhabt: Machias Plantation.

To his excellency the Governor & the Honble the Council of

the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Representation of the Subscribers being a Committee appointed by & on behalf of the Inhabitants of the Plantation of Machias —

Humbly Sheweth

That notwithstanding the large & repeated supplies sent here The Garrison of this place now is & has been for some months past, in a most deplorable situation upon almost every account. Col° Allan has removed himself and Family, to Appointment Stephen Smith Naval Officer at Machias.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In Senate Nov? 7th 1782 Ordered, that the Secretary be directed to notify Stephen Smith Esq' that he was chosen Naval Officer for the port of Machias, this day, by joint ballot of the Senate & House of Representatives

Sent down for Concurrence S Adams Presid' In the House of Representatives Nov 17th 1782 Read and concurred

Nath Gorham Speaker

Resolve in Favor John Avery. Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives Nov' 11th 1782 Resolved That there be allowed & paid out of the Treasury of this Commonwealth to John Avery jun" Esq" the sum of Three hundred pounds in full of his Service as Secretary for One Year from June 1st 1781 to June 1st 1782 —

Sent up for concurrence Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate Nov 11th 1782 Read & Concurred

S Adams Presid" Approv'd John Hancock

We drawn 12th Nov 1782

Resolves Relating to Partition of Lands in York County.

Common Wealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives Nov 11th 1782 Whereas certain persons called Conspirators and absentees are A tenants in Common of certain undivided lands lying in the County of York, with certain other persons claiming the

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