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be seen by Reisepts with orders, Drawn on John Hopkins Esq' for the payment, which he Refuses to pay, Therefore your Petitioners pray, that payment may be made in such way and manner as your Honours shall think best, As your Petitioners in Duty bound Shall ever Pray

M Stone

William Grow ) Com. of York York April 22d 1782

Petition Inhabitants St. Georges to General Court.

St Georges April the 22 1782 To the Honorable Senate & the Hon ble House of Representa

tives in General Court Assembled, sitting at Boston this present year

The humble petition of the Inhabitants of the Lower Town of St Georges send greeting - Gentlemen, We the Subscribers would beg leave to address your Hon" in behalf of the Town and set forth our present distressed situation by Reason of the Enemy's Excursions among us, taking our Coasting Vessels, destroying our Fishing Boats plundering Houses and Commiting all manner of Hostilities we would beg leave to Acquaint your Hon" that we have no Vent for any Sort of Lumber, nor no possibility of Carrying on any Trade among us Which renders us unable to support our families, Much less to pay Taxes, We would also Acquaint your honors that we believe there has been Some Misrepre

manifest from the last Tax bill which is above three times more than it used to be, in proportion to other Towns, we would further acquaint your Hon" that we would be Willing to pay our Taxes with the greatest pleasure & support the Common Cause to the best of our ability provided we had protection by Sea, that we may get off our Lumber, therefore we flatter ourselves from your Honor's humanity towards the distressed, that you will Consider our Case, and either send some Armed Vessels to protect us, or Excuse us from paying Rates, otherwise we must be Reduced to the greatest Extremity. We Request that your Honor's will Grant this our petition, for which your Honor's petitioners will ever pray

William Young,
George Young,
George M°Cobb,

Moses Robinson
Committee in behalf of the lower

town of St Georges

Resolve on Petition Robert Foster.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the house of Representatives April 22d 1782 on the petition of Robert Foster Praying that he may Receive the Back Rations due to him as Quarter M' of the Troops at Machias and his Retaind Rations while he acted as as' D Q. M. G. at that p’ | Resolved that the prayer of the Petition be granted and the Commis" is here by Directed to Deliver to the said Robert Foster the Rations due to him as Q. M. of the Troops at Machias from the 23 Day of Jan' 1778 to the 16th Day of May following it being 112 Days, and also his Retain" rations while he acted as as D. Q. M. G. from May 5th 1780 to the 31 Day of Jan' 1781 it being 271 Days A Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker

In Senate April 234 1782
Read & Concurred with Amendment at A.
Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid at A "the same to be charg'd to the United States in part of the requisition for Money for the pres' year” In the House of Representatives April 23d 1782 Read & concurred

Nath Gorham Speaker Approv'd John Hancock


Directing Committee to Lay Out Land.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives April 24, 1782 Whereas the General Court by a Resolution dated the 21st of Sept" 1780 granted to the Honble Arthur Lee Esq" Six thousand Acres of unappropriated Lands in this State, lying Eastward of Saco River, to be laid out either in one or two Pieces adjoining to some other Grant or Grants, in full Compensation for his Services as mentioned in the said Resolution. And the Honble Benjamin Chadbourne Esq" & Moses Little Esq' were appointed a Committee to lay out the same at the Expense of this State & return a Plan of the Same as soon as may be (And whereas by the bodily Indisposition of the said Moses Little which he still labours under the said Land hath not yet been laid out agreeable to the said Resolution | Therefore Resolved that Nath? Wells Esq" and Capt Moses Greenleaf be & they are hereby added to the said Committee and the said Committee or the Major part of them are empowered & directed to lay out the said Land in pursuance of the Resolution of the 21 of Sept" aforesaid & return a Plan thereof by a Surveyor & Chainman under oath to the general Court for Confirmation as soon as may be Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate April 24th 1782 Read & Concurred

S Adams Presid Approv'd John Hancock

Resolve on Petition of Colonel Allan.

Common Wealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives April 29, 1782 On the petition of Col John Allan Continentall Agent, for Indian Affairs in the Eastern department, praying for Liberty to remove part of the Artillery and Ordinance Stores, now at the post of Machias to the River Schoduck in Passainaquody, also a Quantity of Stores for the Use of the Indian Business for reason sett forth in his petition | Resolved

That the Commissary Gen' of this Common Wealth be directed to deliver to Lieut Fred" Delesdernier Agent for Col. John Allan, for the Use of the Indian Business, two Months Rations for twenty five persons, two Barrells of powder, Eight hundred weight of shot & Ball, 500 flints, one Hho of Tobacco, one pipe of small wine, one Hh' of Rum, one Hh' of molasses, ten Axes & 50 Bushells of Indian Corn — And it is further Resolved that there be paid out of Treasury of this Common Wealth to Lieut Lewis DeLesdernier, for the use of Col. John Allan one hundred pounds, for Contingencies and other debts Contracted in Eastern department, and that the said articles & money be charged to the United States in part of the requisitions of the present year And his Excellency the Gov" is desired to give such orders, with respect to moving part of the Cannon and ordinance stores, from the post of


Machias, to The River Schoduck in pasamaquody or any other A part of the Eastern Country, B as he shall Judge most for the Interest of this and the United States Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate April 29th 1782 Read & Concurred with Amendment at A Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid'
at A dele from A to B & insert, place within Colo Allens
In the House of Representatives April 29, 1782
Read & concurred

Nath Gorham Speaker
Approv'd John Hancock
W' drawn 24th May, 1782

Action on Petition of William Taylor.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of representatives May 3, 1782 Upon the petition of William Taylor praying that the time of redemption of certain lands in said petition mentioned may be extended further than by law is allready provided Resolved that the prayer of said petition be granted and that the right of redeeming any lands situated in the County of Lincoln, and mortgaged by William Taylor now of Milton in the County of Suffolk Esq' to Thomas Lane late of London merchant and which lands have been sold for the payment & discharge of taxes assessed thereon, the equity of redeeming which is in the said Williams be and hereby is continued and extended to him the said Williams his heirs and assigns untill the first day of December next the time limited for the re demption thereof expiring before notwithstanding, and be it

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