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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' gth 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 so Ship Hunter app' &' 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 shillas & five pence, in part of loss of sd 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
Accts of the late
Board of War His Excelly the Governor & the Hon ble the Council of Com
monwth of Massachts Boston Octo 3d 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 reco 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 Exc 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 wouo 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 & M' 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 Como
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
Com' Store Machias, March 31, 1781 These Certify that Cap' John Preble of the Indian Department hath Received But only a Singel Ration of Provision from this Store at any time since the twentyeth day of January last past and that there Remains Due to him thirty Rations of Bread to Make up his Singel Ration to this Date
p' Stephen Smith Comisary Common Wealth of Massachusetts
The Committee appointed to consider the Petition of John Preble & papers accompanying the same beg leave to report the following Resolve - John Bliss p' Order Resolved that the Comissary general, of this comon Wealth be directed to pay John Preble Captain of a Company of Indians in the Eastern department under Colo John Allen £19 in Money or Provisions being for 1470 back Rations due to him from the 20th of Jan' 1781 to the 16th of August 1782 at Eight pence p’ Ration, & Charge the same to the United States — In Senate Oct 3, 1782, Read & Accepted
Sent down for Concurrence S Adams Presid' In the House of Representatives Octo 4th 1782 Read and concurred
Nath Gorham Speaker Approv'd John Hancock
Com' Store Machias Septem" 30, 1781
Action on Petition First Parish, Scarborough.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In House of Representatives Oct' 4th 1782 On the Petition of the first Parish in Scarborough in the County of Cumberland, Thomas Lancaster Minister of ga Parish & Nehemiah Libby of so Scarborough, Yeoman, praying that the Committee of sa Parish & the said Thomas Lancaster may be impowered to make & execute a good & sufficient Deed in Law of a certain Tract of parsonage Land in sa Scarborough upon his the sd Nehemiah Libby's making a like Deed of sa Parish of Sundry pieces of Salt Marsh & Thatch Bed for the use of the Ministry in ga Parish in exchange therefor—
Resolva That William Tompson Esq' and M' William Vaughn Committee of the first Parish in gd Scarborough & Thomas Lancaster Minis= of ga Parish be and hereby are impowred to make & execute a good & sufficient Deed in Law to the sa Nehemiah Libby his Heirs and assigns forever of a certain Tract of parsonage Land in so Scarborough containing Eighteen Acres & One Hundred & forty one square Rods lying on the Southeast Side of the high Way over Beach Ridge so call' in gd Scarborough, the Bounds whereof mentioned in ga Petition are as follows viz — Beginning at a white maple mark'd four Sides and the letter P & runs Southwest Seventy three Rods to the gd high way then North four Degrees West One Hundred & four Rods by the high way then Northeast five Rods then Southeast Eighty rods to the Maple Tree first mentioned — upon his the ga Nehemiah Libby's making a like Deed to them of sd Salt Marsh & Thatch Bed for the use of the Ministry in gd Parish in Scarborough for ever Sent up for concurrence
Nathaniel Gorham Speaker
In Senate October 19th 1782
S Adams Presid'