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mittee appointed by both Houses on the Letters from Colo
S Adams Presid
Nath Gorham Speaker
Report of Peter Noyes. Cumberland Ss
Falmouth Augt 29th 1782 Whereas a Dispute arising between the Town of Topsfield in the County of Essex & the Town of Gorham in the County of Cumberland both sa Towns claiming Timothy Bacon as a Soldier inlisted by sa Topsfield upon the Resolve of the 2d of Dec" 1780 & Application being made to me by gd Town of Gorham to determine to which Town sa Man belongo agreeable to go Resolve — Whereupon I notified the Parties to appear at my House in Falmo this Day who appear'd & after a full Hearing of the Parties it was fully provd that sa Timo Bacon was at the Time of his Inlistment & long before an Inhabitant of the sa Town of Gorham & that he was inlisted muster'd & Rec'd for the sa Town of Topsfield — Whereupon I do hereby determine agreeable to sa Resolve that sa Timo Bacon properly belongs to said Gorham
Peter Noyes } Muster Master for the County of Cumberland for the Men that were rais'd upon the Resolve for the 2d of Dec" 1780
This to Certify that timothy Bacon and Beniamin Libbey was Received as Continental Soldiers for the town of topsfield for three years to Compleat there Quota of men July 19: 1781
Israel Hutchinson Superintendant for
the County of Essex Danvers August 13: 1782
Petition Inhabts Massabeeseck.
To the Honourable Senate & House of Representatives in
General Court Assembled We the Petitioners Inhabitants of a Place known by the Name of Massabeeseck in the County of York and State of Massachusetts Bay - Humbly Sheweth s that we are Settled here and not incorporated and there Lays a Number of tax Bills against us likewise an Execution from the Treasurer for Soldiers which is not in our power to Pay at present by Reasons that we are Greatly Deminished in our Number taken into Coxhall Incorporation; Littel falls; and Huberts town; which takes away a Very Considerable part of the Estates formerly called Massabeeseck Likewise that there has been hired out of this place a Number of Soldgers into other towns against the Laws of this State & not in our power to hinder for which Reasons we Pray your Honours to Consider our Sircumstances and Put us into Som Method Either by Incorporation or any way that your Honours think fitt and we will Send a Valuation Bill of our Estates Submiting our Selves to the mercy of the Court and begg your Patience and we Shall willingly put to our Sholders to the utmost of our ability Relying on your mercy & Wisdom and we as in Duty bound Shall Ever pray for your honours and the Wellfair of the United States ( N B. we Like wise Inform your Honours that it is Generaly thought that all the Inhabitants Posesses would not pay the taxes that lays against us. Joseph Swett, Joshua Webster, Samuel Scribner, Clement Moody, Nath' Hawes, Isaac Johnson, David Kimball, Joseph Carter, Coffin Fling Israel Smith, Jeremiah Smith, John Smith, James Harvey, David Carter, Jonathan Smith And Burley, Daniel Scribner, John Smith, Simeon Tebbets,
| At the Request of several of the Inhabitants of Masse beseck being well Acquainted With that Settlement knowing that there is not more than one Quarter of the Inhabitants Posses a Sufficianse of Provitians to Last them and there Families the Year about and one half of them Seavs anything or Very in Considerable Towards There Surport by Reason of Extreem Poverty Haveing Large Families and no oxen to help them Towards Cultivating and bringing tue Those Lands which are Very Hard to Subdue and but few oxen in the Settlement: which obliges them to seek there Supplys of Provitions at a great Distance and at a Great Disadvantage and to Pay for them in Small manufacturies which still has an attendancy to keep them under such circumstances as above mentioned
Memorial Inhabts First Parish, Scarborough.
To the Hon ble General Court of the comon Wealth of Massa
chusetts | The Memorial of the Inhabitants of the first Parish in Scarborough in the County of Cumberland Thomas Lancaster Minister of said Parish & Nehemiah Libby of ga Scarborough Yeoman humbly shews that a Tract of Parsonage Land in sa Scarborough belonging to gd Parish containing Eighteen Acres & one Hundred & forty one square Rods and lying on the Southeast Side of the high Way over Beach Ridge so called in gd Scarborough and Bounded as follows viz Beginning at a White Maple marked four sides and the Letter P and runs Southwest Seventy three Rods to the ga High way then North four Degrees west 104 rods by the High Way then N. E. five Rods then S. E. Eighty Rods to the maple Tree first mentioned Lies at such a Distance from where the Minister of sa first Parish now liveth and in all Probability from where any future Minister of ga Parish must hereafter live that it is not nor ever will be of much use or Service to the Minister of sd Parish yet it is in such a Situation & the Bounds thereof so interferes with Lands belonging to ga Nehimiah Libby as to be exceedingly profitable to him, and the sd Inhabitants of sa first Parish and their present Minister the ga Thomas Lancaster of the one part and the s' Nehimiah Libby on the other are very desirous of making an exchange of sParsonage Land for sundry pieces of Salt Marsh & thatch Bed in sa Scarborough containing in the whole about fourteen Acres and the property of the ga Nehemiah Libby and which is handy & convenient to the present Minister of said Parish & must probably be so to any future one, Which Exchange if it could be effected would be of very great Service to sa Parish to their sa Minister & the s' Nehemiah Libby and not the least Damage to any Person in the World as no other Person have any Interest or concern therein — Wherefore they humbly Pray that the Inhabitants of said parish by their Committee and the ga Thomas Lancaster may be impowred to make said Exchange with the sa Nehemiah Libby & they and he authorised to make and execute a good & sufficient Deed in Law of sa Parsonage Land to the sa Nehemiah Libby his Heirs & Assigns for ever on his the god Nehemiah Libbee's making a like Deed to them of ga Salt Marsh and Thatch Bed for the use of the Ministry in sa Parish in Scarborough for ever, and as in duty Bound will ever pray
| Comtee of the Wm Tompson
first Parish in sa W Vaughan
( Town of Scarborough
Thos Lancaster } Minister of sa Parish Scarborough Sepi 6th 1782 —
Certificate and Order in Favor Thomas Thomas.
This Certifies | That the sum of Eighteen hundred & six pounds, seventeen shillings & six pence, for seven thirty second parts of the Arm'd Ship Vengeance, appurtenances & six pair of six pound Cannon lost on the Penobscot Expedition 1779 and Interest thereon, also thirty six pounds for Wages as Commander of said Ship, the whole amounting to the sum of One thousand, eight hundred & forty two pounds, seventeen shillings & six pence in specie, became due to Cap Thomas Thomas, the 5th Instant, which when paid will be in full for the same — 1842.17.6
Thomas Ivers Comtee for Audits the Acets
Peter Roe Daltons of the late Board of WarHis Excell' the Governor & the Hon ble the Council of the
Commonwth of Massachusetts Boston 11th Sep 1782 In Council Sept" 14th 1782
Ro & Advised that a Warrant be drawn on the Treas' in full of the above Certificate agreeable to Resolve of 28th Jan' 1782
John Avery Sec
Petition Selectmen Town Coxhall.
To the Honble Senate & House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts in general Court assembled
September 18th 1782 The Petition of the Select Men of the Town of Coxhall in the County of York Humbly shew, that they never received the Resolve of Court passed the 2nd day of December 1780 for procuring Soldiers for the Continental Army that on or