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Petition of Caleb Davis.

To His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Councill

Boston Jan' 6th 1782 Caleb Davis begs Leave to Represent to your Excellency & Honors that by a Resolve of the Gen' Court passed the 7th of March Last he was directed to procure five Whale Boats for the Use of the Troops Raised in The County of Lincoln, in Conformity to which he Impowered Maj' Lithgo to Contract for Said Boats in Said County Two of which Boats only have been procured the Ammount of which as Certified by Maji Lithgo is Forty Two pounds Twelve shillings and as your Petitioner presumes there will not be occasion for Any More Boats, The time for which said Troops were Raised being Expired, he prays your Excellency & Honors to grant him a Warrant for the above sum agreeable to the Resolve affores' and as in Duty bound shall Ever Pray —

Caleb Davis. In Council January 7th 1783

R^ & Advised that a W' be drawn on the Treas' agreeable to the above Representation —

Petition Samuel Cobb, With Certificate.

To the Honorable Senate and the Honorable House of Repre

sentatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in General Court assembled — The Petition of Samuel Cobb of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland Agent to the Estate of William Tyng late of said Falmouth — an absentee, humbly shews —

That Commissioners have been duly appointed to receive and examine the Claims upon said Estate; who have per

formed the said Service, and have made report to the Judge of Probate, of the Sums, due from said Estate to the Creditors of the same —

That he has advanced divers Sums of Money — and spent much of his time in attending to the settlement of said Claims & conducting the Business of an Agent to said Estate

That he has settled his Account of Agency with the Honble William Gorham Esq" Judge of Probate for the County aforesaid — That the List of Claims & his Account of Agency as allowed by said Judge amount in the whole to the Sum of Five hundred and thirty five Pounds two shillings lawful money --- and

That there is no Personal Estate of said Tyng (except a Tankard & a large Silver Cup which is in the Treasury of this Commonwealth) to enable him to discharge said Claims & satisfy said Account - He therefore humbly prays that your Honors wou'd pass some Order for the Sale of the Real Estate of said W" Tyng, that the Creditors may be paid & himself reimbursed the said Charges of his Agency - He some time ago petitioned your Honors to order the aforesaid Cup and Tankard to be put into his hands that they might be appropriated to the aforesaid purposes, but as no order has been passed upon his Petition he begs leave to renew his Request, and to pray that he may have an order for the same, that they may be disposed of for the Benefit of the said Creditors — And as in Duty bound will pray

Sam" Cobb
Falmo Jan' 8, 1783
Cumberland Ss January gth 1783

This certifies that the List of Claims upon the Estate of William Tyng an Absentee, as returned into the Probate Office & allowed by the Judge of Probate for said County, together with the Agents Account as allowed by the said

Judge amount in the whole to the Sum of Five hundred & thirty five Pounds two shillings — as represented in the foregoing Petition — and that there is no Personal Estate mentioned in the Inventory of said Tyng's Estate - except a Silver Cup & Tankard said to be in the Treasury of the Commonwealth —

Att Sam Freeman Reg Prob.

Petition of William M.Cobb.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To the Honble Senate &

the Honble House of Representatives of sa Commonwealth

in General Court Assembled -The Petition of William M°Cobb of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln humbly sheweth.

That on the 3d day of Feb” 1780 a Complaint was preferred to your Petitioner as a justice of the peace within & for sa County of Lincoln, by L' Colo Andrew Reed and Cap Ichabod Pinkam, both militia Officers and resident within sa Town of Boothbay, against Patrick M Guyer, Thomas MoGuyer & Ebenezer Fullerton all Inhabitants of the same Town upon an Act of the State for taking up and securing inimical persons &c and thereupon your Petitioner issued his warrant for apprehending said persons, by virtue of which, they were all convened before your Petitioner on the fifth day of the same Month, & the Oath of fidelity and alleigance was severally tendered to them by your Petitioner agreable to said Act, which, ga Oath they then and there obstinately refused to take whereupon your Petitioner issued his warrant of committment according to said act against sa Persons and directed the same to a constable of the same Town by force of which they were conveyed to Pownalborough where the County Goal is kept; but in a few days the said Constable without having committed said Persons to Goal, returned to your Petitioner with an application from them signifying their penitence & a desire of being then admitted to take said Oath, which application was accompanied by a Letter from Charles Cushing Esq" & another from Jonathan Bowman Esq' two principal Gentlemen of the County, who gave it as their opinion that your Petitioner would be justifyable in admitting said persons to said Oath, even in the then advanced Stage of the proceedings; but though your Petitioner placed great confidence in the opinion of said Gentlemen, & ielt himself disposed to adopt every legal Measure for the liberation of said Persons, as it appeared they were then in a state of humiliating contrition and ready to do anything rather than go to Goal, yet a superior regard to the Laws of this Country, which he invariably considered, as the rule of his conduct joined to the exclamations of the people against said Persons whom they viewed as dangerous enemies, induced your Petitioner to consult the Committee of said Town before he took a step of so much importance as the Manumission of said Persons; accordingly the said Committee were convened, & after great consultation & debate a Majority advised that said Persons might be admitted to take said Oath upon the following Conditions Viz' 1 — that they should give Bonds for the due observance of the Laws — that they should not depart without the limits of Boothbay and Bristol without permission from the Militia Officers of either of said Towns & that they should pay all Costs that had then arisen

— this determination of the Committee was no sooner communicated to said Persons by your Petitioner than they readily acquiesced therein-gave Bonds for the performance of said Conditions, and their Notes of hand for the payment of said Costs amounting in the whole to the sum of £121.10 each the same being equal to £ specie, which same Notes they sometime afterwards severally took up and discharged, Judge amount in the whole to the Sum of Five hundred & thirty five Pounds two shillings — as represented in the foregoing Petition — and that there is no Personal Estate mentioned in the Inventory of said Tyng's Estate — except a Silver Cup & Tankard said to be in the Treasury of the Commonwealth —

Att Sam Freeman Reg Prob.

Petition of William MoCobb

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To the Honble Senate &

the Honble House of Representatives of sa Commonwealth

in General Court AssembledThe Petition of William MoCobb of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln humbly sheweth.

That on the 3d day of Feb' 1780 a Complaint was preferred to your Petitioner as a justice of the peace within & for go County of Lincoln, by L' Colo Andrew Reed and Cap Ichabod Pinkam, both militia Officers and resident within sa Town of Boothbay, against Patrick M Guyer, Thomas MoGuyer & Ebenezer Fullerton all Inhabitants of the same Town upon an Act of the State for taking up and securing inimical persons &c and thereupon your Petitioner issued his warrant for apprehending said persons, by virtue of which, they were all convened before your Petitioner on the fifth day of the same Month, & the Oath of fidelity and alleigance was severally tendered to them by your Petitioner agreable to said Act, which, sa Oath they then and there obstinately refused to take whereupon your Petitioner issued his warrant of committment according to said act against sd Persons and directed the same to a constable of the same Town by force of which they were conveyed to Pownalborough where the County Goal is kept; but in a few days the said Constable

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