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the Inhabitants are in a peculiar manner Impoverished and having no way to Convey our lumber to a Market which was the way that we Suported our famelies and paid our taxes and the Nevigation being Cut of and Daly Exposed to the revage of the Enemy and having no way to pay our taxes renders it very Distressing to this town and as thare is an Execution Essued from the treasurer of this State and is in the high Sharivis hand Against this town for our Quota for the Continental armey and as the Resolve of march the Second Cleared this County of their three years men we Perswad our Salves that their is Sum Mistake thus Circumstenced your petitioners bag your honores to take there De plorable Case into your wise Consideration and Grant Such Relief as the good of the Common wealth and thair Sircumstances require and your petetiners as in Duty bound Shal Ever pray

Hopestill Sumner

William Bogs Warren June 21, 1782

Patrick Pepbles

Resolve on Above.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives July 1782 On the petition of the Town of Warren in the County of Lincoln Resolved, That the Treasury of this Commonwealth be, & he is hereby directed to recal the Executions against the Town of Warren in the County of Lincoln, as the said Town being so contiguous to the Enemy at Penobscott make it exceeding difficult for them at this Time to pay the arrears due from them to Government. And that no Execution for past arrearages be issued, until the further order of the General Court. Any law or resolve to the Contrary notwithstanding

Certificate from J. Pettingell Maj.

Boston June 24th 1782 This Certifies that John Fhi was delivered to me as a soldier for the Town of Fryeburg and is now in actual service, if living, and not deserted, the other two men were delivered to Colo Crane and I veryly believe they are now in service

J Pettingell Maj'

Resolve in re Vincent, Indian Prisoner et als.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In Senate June 26, 1782 Whereas it appears to this Court that John Vincent an Indian who is not a Subject of this Commonwealth & who lately came hither with the said Commonwealth the publick Affairs of the Nation to which he belongs is now confined in the Goal in Boston at the Suit of a private Person in Violation of the Law of Nations Resolved that the Sheriff of the County of Suffolk be & he hereby is directed & required forthwith to discharge the said John Vincent from his Confinement in the ga Goal Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid' In the House of Representatives June 26, 1782 Read & concurred

Nath Gorham Speaker Approv'd John Hancock. Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives June 26th 1782 Ordered that Mr Frye of Fryburg & M' Hill with such as the Honble Senate shall join be a Committee to consider of the proper measures to be taken respecting the Indians from

the Eastern Tribes who are now in the Goal in Boston & report & that said Committee be directed to sit upon the business of their commission immediately Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate June 26th 1782 Read & Concurred & Nathaniel Wells Esq' is join'd

S. Adams Presid'

Resolve in Behalf of Town of Fryeburg.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

in the House of Representatives June 26th 1782 On the Petition and Memorial of Simon Frye in behalf of the Town of Fryeburg Praying for releef, an execution being sent against the Town of Fryeburg for the hard money tax socalled, and also for the fines of two Delinquent men both of which Executions appear to be double what they ought to have been therefore Resolved that the Treasurer of this Commonwealth be and he hereby is Directed to Cause the Execution against the Town of Fryeburg for the hard money tax so called to be returned satisfied they Paying one half the sum sett against said Town and the Caust of Execution and the Treasurer is also Directed to recall the Execution against said Town for the fines of two Delinquent men — Said Town of Fryeburg Procuring and Delivering to the Continental officer one good effective man within forty Day any Resolve to Contrary notwith Standing Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate June 28th 1782 Read & Concurred

S. Adams Presid' Approv'd John Hancock

Resolve in Favor Counties York, Cumberland and Lincoln.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

in the House of Representatives June 27th 1782 Whereas it appears to this Court, that the Counties of York, Cumberland & Lincoln, are greatly embarrass'd in their lumber trade, & have suffer'd greatly in their fishery, in consequence of the Enemy's retaining possession of Penobscot — therefore resolved that the Treasurer of this Commonwealth be & he hereby is directed to stay his Executions against the Collectors in the afores'd Counties for the balance that may be due from them upon the first moiety of the Tax of three hundred & three thousand pounds granted in Oct last, untill the first day of Sept. next; & for the last moiety of the sd tax, untill the first day of Nov. next — Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate June 29th 1782 Read & Concurred

S Adams Presid' Approv'd John Hancock

Report of Committee on Claims.

To the Honble the Senate & House of Representatives in Gen

eral Court Assembled The Committee for settling the Accounts of the late Board of War, Beg leave to represent — That they were also appointed by the General Court to settle with the Persons who lost Vessells, or had demands on the Expedition to Penobscot, & directed to give Certificates for the Sums due to them, to his Excellency the Governor & the Honble the Council, by wb they received a Warrant on the Treasurer to be paid in a Consolidated Note or Loan, which has been acceptable to many of those who lost Vessells, & also to some of the Masters of the Vessells for their Wages, but there are many of the Seamen whose demands are small & circumstances such that they cannot consent to Loan the Money due to them for their Wages — We therefore hope your Honors will direct such a mode of settling with them as in your Wisdom you may think best for their Relief

Thomas Ivers Peter Roe Dalton Committee Boston June 27, 1782.

Certificate and Resolve Relating to Claims.

Boston June 27th 1782 This Certifies,

That the sum of Fifty one pounds, fifteen shillings & ten pence for the Hire of Sloop Industry a Transport on the Penobscot Expedition & Eight Pounds eight shillings & four pence for Interest thereon to the 1st Ins amounting to the sum of Sixty Pounds, four shillings & two pence in specie, is due to Samuel Howard, which when paid will be in full for the same -- £60.4.2

Thomas Ivers Comtee for Audit the Accots of the

Peter Roe Dalton | late Board of War. His Excellency the Governor & the Hon ble the Council of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts -

In Council Dec" 12th 1782 Ra & Advised that a We be drawn on the Treas' in full of this Certificate agreeable to Resolve of 28th Jan' 1782 —

John Avery Secy

Resolve on Petition James Avery. Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives July 1, 1782 On the petition of James Avery, Praying That the Committee for Settling with the Army, may be directed to settle

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