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tinued that till the 24th of Sept" when they were Releived by a Detachment of the militia orderd by Brigdr Gen" Frost for their Protection under the Command of Cape John Evans, and agreeable to the Direction of Brigdr Frost in a Letter to us. We have Supplied the Detachment with Rations to the fourth of December, 1781: as Likewise the other Parties Sent from this Town (Except the first) including Six men Sent from Bridgeton, who joined the Party Sent by us, as may appear by a pay Role herewith transmitted to the General Court haveing Represented these facts —

Our Humble Petition to the Honorable Court is that they would be pleased to allow Pay and Subsistance, for the party of twenty three men first sent, as Likewise Pay for the second Party sent by us, as a guard, and for the Rations, Supplied Dureing the Continuance of that guard, and also, for the Rations Supplied the Militia order'd by Brigdr Gen" Frost, and also for ammunition Supplied out of our Town Stock to Cap' Evans, for said Militia –

We as in Duty bound Shall Ever PrayMoses Ames

Selectmen Richard Kimball

of Samuel Walker

Fryeburg Fryeburg 1st March 1782

Resolve on Foregoing.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives Oct" 7th 1782 On the Petition of the Select Men of the Town of Fryeburgh for Services & disburstments for the defence of the Commonwealth

Resolv'd that the Comittee on Muster Roles & Accounts be & hereby are directed to examine the Roles & Accounts mentioned in sa Petition & allow what may be found Justly due thereon — Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate Oct 10th 1782 Read & Concurred

S Adams Presid Approv'd John Hancock

Memorial of Col. Hunter. Common Wealth of Massachusetts To the Hon'ble the Senate

& the Hon'ble the House of Representatives in General

Court assembled The Memorial of Collo James Huntter Commander of a Regiment stationed at Broad Bay in the Service of this Common Wealth

Humbly Shews

That said Regiment is wholly destitute of necessary supplies of Provisions of all kinds that for the purpose of Obtaining fresh supplies of Provision he has sent forward to Boston Lieu' Samuel Hussey of said Regiment, he therefore intreats that this Hon'ble Court will be pleased to pass a Resolve permitting him to draw from the Commissary General Store of this Commonwealth what provision he may think needfull for the supply of said Regiment and he as in duty Bound will pray —

James Huntter Com"

Resolve on Foregoing.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the house of Representatives Oct 12th 1782 Resolved that Colo James Hunter with the Officers and Soldiers under his Command and Stationed in the County of Lincoln be Discharged from the Service for which they were Respectively engaged from and after the 20th A Day of this present Month B and that their Roles be made up and paid to that time and no longer Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate Nov 24 1782

Read & Concurred with Amendment at A dele from A to B & insert the twentieth Day of November next Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid In the House of Representatives Nov? 20 1782 Read and concurred

Nath Gorham Speaker Approv'd John Hancock

Resolve on Petition Jonathan Bowman.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the House of Representatives Oct 14th 1782 On the Petition of Jonathan Bowman Esq" Clerk of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Lincoln on Behalf of the said Court Resolved,

That the Prayer of the said Petition be granted & that the Justices of the said Court be & they hereby are empowered to assess upon the Polls & Estates of the Inhabitants of the said County the Sum of five hundred Pounds for defraying the Charges therein mentioned Sent up for concurrence

Nath Gorham Speaker In Senate October 14th 1782 Read & Concurred

S Adams Presid Approv'd John Hancock

Certificate in Favor Schr. Unity.

This Certifies

That the Sum of Eighteen pounds sixteen shillings & six pence, for one sixteenth part of the loss & hire of the Schooner Unity & appurtenances on the Penobscot Expedition July 1779, and three pounds four shillings for Interest thereon to the 1st Instant, amounting to Twenty two pounds & six pence, in specie, is due to M' John Symmes, which when paid will be in full for the same £22.0.6

Thomas Ivers, Peter Roe Dalton } Comtee for Audits Accts of the late Board of War. His Excellency the Governor & the Honble the Council of the Boston 16th October 1782. Commonwth of Massachusetts —

In Council Oct 23d 1782 Rd & Advised that a Wo be drawn on the Treas' in full of this Certificate agreeable to Resolve of 28th January 1782

John Avery Sec

Report and Resolve on Petition Col. Allen et als.

The Committee of both Houses appointed on the letters from Colo Allen & Colo Lithgow, & the petitions of Juniper Berthiaume & the Indian Chiefs, & also to consider the propriety of appointing a Naval officer at the Port of Machias report by way of resolve

John Pitts p' order Common Wealth of Massachusetts

Resolved that the Governor with advice of Council be and hereby is requested to issue orders on the Commissary General to supply the Eastern Department under the Command of Colo John Allen, according to the recommendations of Congress, with such provisions & Military stores, not exceeding the Sum of one thousand pounds, as he shall from time to time think necessary, the United States to be charged there for, & the Commissary General is directed to furnish them accordingly.

And Whereas it is not necessary to continue the Indian trade at Fort Hallifax, Resolved that Colo Josiah Brewer the Truck master, & also the Interpretter be & they are hereby dischargd from that service.

And as it appears by the application of a Number of yo Indian Chiefs & Juniper Berthiaume that they are desirous be may be reinstated in the office of Instructor to the Indians, which may have a tendency to promote & retain their Friendship to the Inhabitants of this Common Wealth, resolved that the said Juniper Berthiaume be and hereby is reinstated in the office of Instructor to the said Indians any resolve or order of the General Court for his discharge from that service notwithstanding. It is also resolved that the Governor with advice of Council be and hereby is requested to issue orders on the Commissary General to supply said Indians with such cloaths and other things requested in their petition as he shall think necessary, and the Commissary General is hereby directed to furnish them accordingly.

It is further resolved that a Naval officer for the Port of Machias be elected as soon as may be. In Senate October 17th 1782 Read & Accepted Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid

In the House of Representatives Nov 6th 1782
Read and concurred

Nathaniel Gorham Speaker
Approv'd John Hancock

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