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Fifteen Shillings, it being the Cost of Advertising the Said Land & it is hereby further Resolved That the Honble Benja Chadbourne & David Sewall & Nathaniel Wells Esq" be a Committee to Confer with Lady Mary Pepperrell & his Daughter Mrs Sparhawk on the Subject of their Interest in the said unimproved Lands, or any other Lands which they hold in the same Manner and to make some Agreement or Composition with them for the same in Behalf of this Commonwealth and to make Report of their Doings thereon To the General Court for their Approbation Sent up for concurrence
Tristram Dalton Spk" In Senate March 18, 1783 Read & Concurred as taken into a New Draft Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Presid' In the House of Representatives March 19th 1783 Read and concurred
Tristram Dalton Spk" Approv'd John Hancock
James Lunt to John Avery.
Falmo March 17th 1783 Sir
I this day rec" yours of the 25th past, informing me of my Appointment as a Collector of Excise for the County of Cumberland. (I had rec' previous information & wrote to a Gentle man of the House respecting the matter but have rec' no returns) Sir I gladly accept the appointment, and think myself under the Highest Obligations, therefor, hoping to answer every expectation Sir, I am with much Esteem
Your faithfull Humb' Serve John Avery Esq"
Resolve Relative to Land in Plantation Little Falls.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the House of Representatives March 18th 1783 On the Representation of the Honorable David Sewall Esq" that certain Unimproved Lands called Lady Pepperrell's, in the plantation of Little Falls in York County app'd £14.. 19.7, & advertised for Sale in order to pay the same, are in his opinion the Property of Sir William Pepperrell an Absentee & may accrue to this Commonwealth by a Confiscation of the said Absentee's Estate
Resolved that Joseph Chadbourne Collector of Taxes for the Plantation of Little falls, be & He hereby is prohibited selling the said Land, and the Treasurer of this Commonwealth is hereby directed to stay his Execution against the said Collector for the said Tax of £14:19 .. 7 untill the further Order of this General Court; & the said Treasurer is further directed to allow the said Collector Fifteen Shillings for Costs of advertising the said Land —
And it is further Resolved That the Honorable Benjamin Chadbourne David Sewall & Nathaniel Wells Esquires be & they hereby are constituted a Committee to examine & ascertain the State of the Property, of the unimproved Lands above mentioned, & also any other unimproved Lands in the said County of York in a like Predicament; and the said Committee are authorized & impower'd, in the Cases that may appear to them necessary, to treat with Lady Mary Pepperrell & her Daughter on the Subject of their Right or Interest in any of the said Lands, to propose Terms of Agree
ment & Composition for their Relinquishment of the said Rights & Interests, to be presented to the General Court for their approbation
Certificate of Indebtedness of Absentees.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cumberland Ss —
To John Lewis, Samuel Small and Samuel Freeman Esqas a Committee appointed and impowered by the General Court of the said Commonwealth to sell the Real Estate of Absentees in the said County of Cumberland —
These certify That there is due from the Estate of Francis Waldo Esq. late of Falmouth in said County an Absentee, to the following Persons, the Sums set against there respective names, as the same has been liquidated and allowed by the Commissioners appointed to receive and examine the Claims on said Estate – viz To Enoch Freeman Esq the sum of
£25 10 8 To Thomas Child --
61 3 5 To Jabez Jones, Collector —
9 7 6 To Benjamin Bayley Coll'
12 10 6 To the Rev. Thomas Brown
£118 12 1 And also to Thomas Child Esq. as Agent to said Estate as p' his Accounts settled and allowed the sum of
£136— 5—7 Total
£254—1748 Amounting in ye whole to the Sum of Two hundred & fifty four Pounds 17/8 lawful money
County of Cumberland Wm Gorham Judge of Probate
1 of Wills &c for said Dated the eighteenth day of March A D 1783
Resolves in re Military Affairs.
The Committee of both Houses to whom was referred the Consideration of the Memorial of joynt Selectmen & Committees in the County of Cumberland, have attended the service assigned them, & ask leave to report the following Resolves —
Jedidiah Preble p’ Order In Senate Mar 19 1783 Read & accepted Şent down for concurrence
S Adams Presid' Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In Senate March 19th 1783 — On the Representation of Joynt Selectmen and Committees in the County of Cumberland
Resolved, that the Governor be requested to issue Orders to the Commanding Officers of the Counties of York and Cumberland, to Detach from the aforesaid Counties, Five hundred Men, with proper Officers to Command the same, for the term of Four months from the time of their Arrival at the place of Rendezvous unless sooner discharged, the said Officers and Privates to be on the same Establishment as those are in the Continental Army to rendezvous at Falmouth or such other place as the Officers Commanding shall direct, and be under the Command of such Officers as the Governor shall appoint; to be employed for the Defence of the Counties of Cumberland and Lincoln as Occasion shall require
Be it further Resolved, That the Governor be requested to give such Orders as he shall judge necessary to the Commissary General, to supply the said Men with Military Stores and provisions the issuing Commissary of the said Stores and provisions to be accountable to the Commissary General for the Expenditure of the same
Resolved, that the Governor be requested to give Orders to the Commissary General to send to Falmouth, two hundred and fifty Stands of Fire Arms, three hundred weight of Powder, nine hundred weight of Musquet Ball, and One Thousand Flints to be delivered to Samuel Freeman Esq' at the said Falmouth, to be by him disposed of to the Inhabitants of the Eastern Counties at the Current price they are now sold for — the said Samuel Freeman to be accountable to the Commissary General for the proceeds of the same —
And it is further Resolved that the Governor be and he hereby is requested to appoint Brigadier Wadsworth to Command the aforesaid Men and such of the Militia of the Counties as may be called forth for the Defence thereof.
Resolved, that the Governor be further requested to give Orders that the Militia in the said Eastern Counties hold themselves in Readiness to march for the Defence of the same upon the first Notice given to the Brigadier of the said Counties respectively, by the Officer to be appointed as aforesaid of the Necessity thereof Sent down for Concurrence
S Adams Presid
Sent up for concurrence Tristram Dalton Spk" In Senate March 24th 1783
Read & Non Concurred & the Senate adhere to their own Vote Sent down
S Adams Presid' In the House of Representatives March 24th 1783
Read and Non-concurred & the House adhere to their own vote —
Tristram Dalton Spk" In Senate March 26 1783
Read again & the Senate reconsider their Vote of the 24th of March and propose to the Honorable House a further Con