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Certificates Accompanying Resolve.
This may Certify that I fully concur that the desired Exchange of Parsonage Lands for Salt Marsh should be made between yo said M' Lancaster & Nehem" Libbee both of Scarborough from me —
Benj" Chadwick Scarboro August 16, 1782.
This may Testify that W" Tompson Esq" & M' W” Vaughn are a Committee Chosen by the First Parish in Scarborough at a leagal parish Meeting To join with M' Tho Lancaster to petition the General Court For the Exchange of a peice of the parsonage for Marsh Tract.
Ebenz' Libby p’ Clerk
Five Acres & Seventeen Square rods of Salt marsh Scituate in Scarborough Near none Such River So calld Bounded as follows. beginning by the up land at ye head of a Ditch, thence running by sd Ditch South 25 Degrees east, 16 Rods thence South one degree west 4 Rods & one Quarter thence west 43 Rods to the up land thence by go up land North nine Degrees east 16 Rods. thence north 72 Degrees East 18 Rods thence South 80 Degrees east 21 Rods to ye first mentioned bounds
A certain Tract of Salt marsh Situate in Scarborough containing two Acres be ye Same more or less bounded As follows Adjoining on ye western corner by Marsh of Forgus Flagins deceasd now in Possession of Joseph Boothby Thence running Southwest to a Six acre or Meserves Island & so to continue round by Sa Island from thence to a ditch cutt in the marsh or however otherwise the same may be bounded or described.
The Thatch bed Lying on the great Thatch bed (so Cald Begins at a stake Standing at the Southwest Cornor of Ebenz' Libbys thatch bead adjoining Cap' Tylers Thatch bead and runs east 15 08 South 6 rods werst Forty five rods Containing one acor & 143 Square rods.
the Parsonage Land That Lieth on the East Side of the high way over beach ridg in Scarborough is Bounded as Follows Viz! Beginning at a white Mapel Tree Marked Four Sids & the P and runs South Werst 73 rods To the sa high way then N 4008 w one hundred & Four rods By the high way then N-E 5 rods Then South East eighty rods To the First Bounds the Mapel Tree aforse Containing Eighteen acors & one hundred & Forty one Square rods
The peice of high Marsh which Lieth Near Mill Crick) So Cold (is bounded as Folers Viz Beginning at a Stake Standing at Richard Libbys South werst Cornor and runs South Eighteen de W 40 rods then East 11 dg South 6 rods & 20 Links then N 26 dE 40 rods To Sd Libbys Marsh then by Sa Marsh w 11 dg N to the First Bounds Containing two acors & 62 Square rods
the Low Marsh That Lies a joining to Mill Crick is Bounded as Foloweth Viz Beginning at the South East Cornor of the Widow Hannah Libbys Marsh & runs S 54 dE 1712 rods to said Crick then N 15 dg E 12 rods by gd Crick then N 36 dg E 10 rods then N 17 dg w 4 rods to the Mouth of a Small Crick then South westerly By Sd Crick as sa Crick runs to the sd Widow Libby Marsh afores then sd 32 dg w to the First Bounds Containing two acors & a half
Memorial Justices Court Lincoln County. Commonwealth of Massachusetts To the Honorable the
Senate, and the Honorable House of Representatives, in
October 4, 1782 The Memorial of the Justices of the Court of General Sessions of the peace, within the County of Lincoln, humbly sheweth,
That in the year 1778, there was a small Tax assessed upon the Inhabitants of this County, which was insufficient to discharge the Debts then against the County, since which there has been no Tax assessed, except One in the Year 1780, which was chiefly collected and paid into the Treasury in Money of the old Emission, which is now in the Hands of the Treasurer,- by Reason whereof, the County is now greatly in Debt; a proper and particular Estimate of which, it is impossible to lay before your Honors in Season, so that an Assessment may be made at the said Court of General Sessions of the Peace which now stands adjourned to the third Tuesday in November next; and unless they can then make an Assessment, it must necessarily be delayed till next June, and will be more than a Year before any Money can be collected and paid into the Treasury, which would be very detrimental to the country and involve them in many Difficulties — They therefore pray that they may, at said Court to be held on the third Tuesday of November next, be impowered to assess the Sum of five hundred pounds upon the several Towns and plantations within said County towards discharging the Debts and necessary Expences of said County, which Sum, upon the best Computation they are at present able to make, will be wanted (and indeed will be insufficient) to discharge the Do mands now against the County, exclusive of what may arise before another Assessment can be made, And as in Duty bound &c
Signed by Order of Court Jono Bowman Cler
Josiah Brewer to Richard Devens Esq.
Fort Halifax Oct 4th 1782 Sir
I have ship on board the Schooner Polley Capt Samuell Oakesman master fifty eight mooshides Eleven Bair Skins one barrel of Furs Containing — 103 Musk quash 26 Sables 5 minks 5 Catts 1 otter 4 Small Rackoons 18 bever Skins, which is all the Skins and furs of every kind that I have Received Should be Glad if you Could Send by the barrer or by Cap Samuell Howard, three monthes provision for the thirty Indians of Orinos Tribe of Penobscott which are now Dayli Coming in after there provision I send you the perticulars of what is still Remaining in the Truck House viz.
Fare 3 barrels of Flour
2 0 10 25 Rec'd in Octo" 1779
1 3 17 20 2 0 0 24
5 3 27 69 100 pounds Shott 100 do Powder 100 do Musket Ball
4 barrels pork 215 Each 40 Tin Measures 10 Ruggs
1 firkin Butter 0 2 20 13 Fare 45 Grose pipes 2 peices Sheeting 1 Dozen Handkerchiefs 4 Do Steels 15 Tin Kittles What Remaines in the Truck which was Rec'd in Novem" 28, 1780 Viz. 40 yds Dowles 10 do Linnen 40 Cotton 600 Flints 54 ya Towe Cloath 100 pounds powder 16 Blankets 40 ya Baize 29512 Goose Shott 72 Hatchits 100 pounds Musket Balls 250 pound Tobaco 15 Dozen Gun Worms 10 peices wide binding 15 yd Yallow Baize
What was Rec'd in 1781 Now Remaining 20 yds Stripd Woolen 50 do. blew Batten 31 Gal molasses 6 pounds Vermilion 25 yds blew Broad Cloath 20 dozo french Knifes I have Trusted the Indians to the Value of one Hundred Pounds —
I am with the Greatest Respect Your most Obedient Humble Servant
Josiah Brewer Truck Master. Superscribed: Richard Devens Esq? Comm' General Boston
Memorial Selectmen of Fryeburg.
To the general Court of Massachusetts
The Memorial and Petition of the Select men of the Town of Fryeburg in the County of York, humbly sheweth, that on the fourth Day of august, 1781, this and the Neighbouring Towns were greatly alarmed on Receiving Intelligence that a boddy of Indians had made an assault on the Township of Sudbury Cannada, (so called) and Places adjoining on and near Amorescoggin River, killing and Carrying Captive the Inhabitants and Destroying their Property, and soon after Receiving a Letter from a Number of the Inhabitants of those Townships, Setting forth their Distress and Craving Speedy Relief. We as Select-men (being destitute of Militia officers by Reason of our not haveing received orders for the Choice of such officers agreeable to the Constitution) Imediately assembled the Inhabitants of this Town, and Detached Twenty three Men to their Relief who went in Persute of the Enemy, but Returned five Days after without being able to overtake them, after the Return of this Party, Further application was made to us, by Letter from the aforesaid Distressed Inhabitants, for further assistance, as they were under apprehentions of a Returne of the Savages, and being an Infant Plantation, unable to Defend themselves. Whereupon we Sent a Party of men as a guard to the Inhabitants and Con