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kind of duty and Suffer for the want of which as will appear by their Representation herewith presented. | Your Petitioner as in Duty Bound will ever pray
Jas Avery In Senate Sep' 30th 1782. | Read & thereupon Orderd that this Petition be committed to the Committee of both Houses appointed on the petition of John Preble; to consider the same with the papers accompanying & report what is proper to be done thereon Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Presid
Nath Gorham Speaker.
Resolve in re Naval Officer at Machias. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the House of Representatives Sept 30th 1782 Ordered that M' Lewis, M' Frazier and Cap' Dench with such as the Hon Senate may join be a Committee to consider of the propriety of appointing a Naval Officer at the Port of Machias Sent up for concurrence
Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate October 1st 1782
Read & Nonconcurred & thereupon Ordered that the Subject Matter of the above order be referrd to the Committee of both Houses appointed on the Letters from Colo Allan & Colo Lithgow Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Presid
Nath Gorham Speaker
Memorial Isaac Snow.
To the Honorable Senate, & the Honorable House of Repre
sentatives of the Commonwealth of Mass Bay
The Memorial of Isaac Snow in behalf of the Town of Harpswell in the County of Cumberland, humbly shews, That in the last Valuation, the said Town was assessed in an undue Proportion with the other Towns in ga County,—he there fore prays a Committee may be appointed to inquire into the Premises, and relieve the said Town in such way and manner as may appear to be just and equitable, and your Memorialist as in duty bound will ever pray. Boston 24 June 1782
Resolve Relating to Harpswell. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the House of Representatives Oct 2d 1782 On the Memorial of Isaac Snow, Resolved that the Town of Harpswell; be abated Five Shillings in the Thousand Pounds of the last Valuation, and that the same be laid on a Plantation called West Boidenham, in the County of Lincoln. Sent up for concurrence
Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate October 9th 1782 Read & Concurred
S Adams Preside Approv'd John Hancock
This Certifies that We the subscribers Representatives of a number of Towns in the County of Lincoln think it reasonable that five Shillings in the Thousand Pound be abated to the Town of Harpswell in the County of Cumberland in the last Valuation & that the same be laid on a plantation in the go County of Lincoln called West Bowdoinham because a great number of the Inhabitants of sd Bowdoinham belong'd to ga Harpswell when the Valuation was setled & were not given in for any Town in the County of Lincoln
Sam' M*Cobb Mason Wheaton
Jacob Ludwig Alex" Nickels Boston Oct 9th 1782.
Certificate of Auditing Committee. This Certifies, (That the sum of Four hundred & eighty six pounds twelve shillings & six pence, for one sixteenth part of the armed Ship Hunter, appur &ca lost at Penobscott 1779, & ninety four pounds seventeen shillings & eight pence, for Interest thereon amounting to Five hundred & eighty one pounds ten shillings & two pence in specie, is due to Bartho Putnam — also that the sum of Four hundred & eighty six pounds twelve shillings six pence, for another sixteenth part of the loss of s' Ship Hunter app' &o and ninety four pounds, seventeen shillings & eight pence for Int' thereon, amots to Five hundred & Eighty one pounds, ten shillings & two pence in Specie, is due to Jacob Ashton — also that the sum of three hundred & eighty one pounds, two shills & five pence, in part of loss of so ship Hunter, & seventy four pounds six shillings, four pence for Interest thereon, amo's to the sum of Four hundred & fifty five pounds, eight shillings & nine pence in specie, is due to Simon Forrester — amounting in the whole to the Sum of One Thousand, six hundred & eighteen pounds, nine Shillings & one penny in Specie, which when paid to Cap' Benjamin Goodhue Jun' will be in full for the same — £1618.9.1
Board of War
monwth of Massachs Boston Octo 34 1782.
In Council Oct" 4 1782
Rd & Advised That Warrants be drawn on the Treas' in favor of each of the persons mentioned in this Certificate agreeable to Resolve of 28th Jan'1782
John Avery Sec
Petition John Preble and Accompanying Papers.
To the Honble Senate & House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
That your Petitioner has been in the Service of his Country ever since the Commencement of the Present War & for these five years past a Captin in the Continental Service in Colo Allan's Department — being Stationed in that Destitute part of the Country, were nearly half the Time without any Supplys whatever from the Public, by which means your Petitioner has a Considerable Quantity of Back Rations due to him, as will appear by the Commissarys Certificates herewith presented — and such Articles not being had there your Petitioner Humbly Prays your Honors will be pleased to permit him to Receive from the Commissarys Store here such Rations as is his Due
Your Petitioner woud by leave further to inform the Hon'ble Court that on the 22d of May 1781, he rec' an order from his Comd Officer go as a Pilot on board the State Ship Marrs Cruizing on the Eastern Coast, and some time after had permission from his Excy the Governor to go as Pilot in the State Sloop Commanded by Cap Nevens Cruizing on said Coast for which he rec'd £5 p' Mos during the time he was on board, which he Considered as a Gratuety for his Extra Services, but your Petitioner finds that on making up of the Pay Roll for the Past year his Continental pay was Retain'd during the whole time he was aboard said Vessells, altho’ what he rec'd was not more than one third of his Pay allowed by Congress and he was aboard Doing Duty by Order of his Comds Officer — Therefore your Petitioner Humbly Prays your Honors woud be pleased to Direct the Committee on Rolls to make him up for the Time that his Pay was Retain'd, and as in Duty Bound will ever pray
John Preble. In Senate Sep" 27th 1782
Read & thereupon Orderd that John Bliss Esq' with such as the Honble House shall join be a Committee to take this Petition into consideration, together with the papers accompanying the same, & make report thereon Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Presid'
In the House of Representatives Sept 28, 1782
Read and concurred & Colo Grow & Mr Longfellow are joined
Nath Gorham Speaker
These Certifey that Capt John Preble of the Indian De part hath Received from this store but fourteen Rations of Meat & thirty eight Rations of Bread from the Last day of March unto this date
p" Stephen Smith Com'
Com' Store Machias August 16, 1782 These Certifey that Capt John Preble of the Indian Department hath received from this Store since the Last day of January last past unto this date But thirty five Rations of Bread & meat in all he has Received unto this Date and Never Received More than a Singel Ration when he did Receive his Provisions
p" Stephen Smith Comisary