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In Council Oct 21. 1783

Advised that a Warrant be drawn on the Treasury in full Discharge of the within Certificate

Jno Avery Sec?

Petition of Josiah Brewer.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
To the Honorable the Senate and the Honorable House of
Representatives in General Court assembled

Octob' 22. 1783 The Petition of Josiah Brewer residing at Fort Hallifax on Kennebeck River within the County of Lincoln, Esq" humbly sheweth, That in the Year 1779, when the Enemy took Possession of Majabaggaduce your Petitioner was driven from his Habitation on Penobscott River, leaving behind him all his Effects, (excepting a very few trifling Articles) which have been plunder'd by the Enemy & his dwelling house entirely destroyed; by Reason whereof, your Petitioner has been greatly reduced in his Circumstances — That your Petitioner has, for two or three years, resided at said Fort Hallifax, in the Service of this Commonwealth ; but in March last was discharged from said Service, and being destitute of House or Home of his own, he prays that he may be permitted to remain in, and occupy the Fort House where he now resides, together with about ten Acres of Land adjoining which your Petitioner fenced in at his own proper Costs & Charge, for the Term of one or two years, free of any Rent, as it is probable that it will be of no Use or Service to the Commonwealth at Present, and that if your Petitioner removes therefrom, it will be improved by the first person that can get the Possession thereof, without ever paying any Rent to the Commonwealth therefor— And your Petitioner as in Duty bound &c

Josiah Brewer

Certificate in Favor Thomas Stevens.

Boston Octo. 27. 1783 — This Certifies

That the sum of Three hundred & twenty six pounds, four shillings, for part of the Arm’d Ship Black Prince, lost on the Expedition to Penobscott in the year 1779. and eighty two Pounds eighteen shillings & two pence for Interest there on to the first Instant, both sums amounting to Four hundred & nine pounds, two shillings & two pence, is due to Thomas Stevens, which when paid to Jonathan Peele, will be in full for the same — £409.2.2

Thomas Ivers Comtee for Audit the Accots

Peter Roe Daltons of the late Board of War His Excell' the Governor & the Hon. the Council of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts In Council Oct 28. 1783.

Advised that a Warrant be drawn on the Treasury in ful] discharge of the within Certificate

John Avery Sec

Land at Falmouth Declared Forfeited to the Commonwealth.

Cumberland Ss January 9th 1784–

These certify — That at a Court of Common Pleas for said County which was begun and holden at Falmouth within the same, on the last Tuesday of October A. D. 1782 — Certain Lands and Buildings mentioned in a Complaint of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which was exhibited to the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for said County begun and holden at said Falmouth on the last Tuesday of October A. D. 1781 — viz— One Moiety of a certain Lot of Land lying in Falmouth aforesaid in that part thereof called the Neck containing twenty eight Square Rods — with one half the House thereon — Also ano = Lo: of Land there containing twenty four square Rods — with the Buildings thereon — And the hundred Acre number seventy eight in the third Division of Lotts in Pearsontown in said County, all bounded and described as by the said Complaint &c Records of said Court will appear — were by sd Court declared forfeited And by Law to escheat, enure and accrue to the Sole Use and Benefit of the Commonwealth aforesaid —

Att Sam’ Freeman Cle"

Petition for a Township.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts To the Honourable the

Senate and the House of Representatives in General

Court Assembled — the Petition of Ebenezer Lovell of Worcester in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth afors' with Sixty of his Associates Humbly Sheweth that whereas your Petitioners are desirous of settling a Township of unappropriated land in the Province of Main under such rules and regulations as Your Honours Shall direct — Prays, that your Honours would Grant to him and his Associates a Township of unappropriated land Six miles Square in said Province

between Penobscott River and Kennebeck River near the line between a place known by Sour Dabscotts Mills and fort Halifax and Your Petitioners as in Duty bound Shall ever pray

for himself and Ebenezer Lovele }

associates. Worcester June 25: 1783 In Senate Jan' 234 1784–

Read & thereupon Orderd that this Petition be Committed to the Committee appointed by a Resolve of the 28th Octo last, to execute certain business therein mention'd in the County of Lincoln Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid In the House of Representatives Same day Read and concurred

Tristram Dalton Spk"

Petition of Peleg Wadsworth and Others for Purchase of a

Township on Penobscot River. Commonwealth of Massachusetts To the Honorable the Senate and the Honorable the House

of Representatives, The Petition of Peleg Wadsworth, Joseph Ward and Eliphalet Downer, Humbly Sheweth,

That there being large Tracts of unlocated land in the eastern parts of this Commonwealth, your Petitioners humbly pray that the General Court would be pleased to grant them a Township seven miles square in the unlocated lands adjoining to Penobscot River, near to the head of the Tide; and in the said grant, fix the price which your Petitioners shall give for the said Township, and the terms of payment.

The advantages that may accrue to the Commonwealth in consequence of granting the said Township, we humbly conceive, may be great;- it will increase the value of all the other unlocated lands by extending settlements and cultivation,— bring in some of the public Securities, thereby reduce the debt, and increase public credit,— and by these combined operations in various ways promote the general interest of the Commonwealth, and accelerate the annihilation of the public debt. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, &c

Peleg Wadsworth
Joseph Ward
Eliphalet Downer

In Senate Jan' 234 1784

Read & thereupon Orderd, that this Petition be Committed to the Committee appointed by a Resolve of the 28th of October last, to execute certain business therein mentioned in the County of Lincoln Sent down for Concurrence

S Adams Presid' In the House of Representatives same day Read & concurred

Tristram Dalton Spk"

Petition for a Township Between Kennebeck and Penobscot.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
To the Honourable the Senate and the House of Representa-

tives in General Court Assembled the Petition of Thomas Denny of Leicester in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth aforesaid with Sixty of his Associates humbly Sheweth —

That whereas your Petitioners are very desirous of settleing a Township of unappropriated land in the Province of Main, under such rules and Regulations as your Honours shall Direct — Prays that your Honours would Grant to him and his Associates a Township of unappropriated land Six Miles Square in said Province -- between Penobscott River and Kenebeck River near the Line between a place Called Sour Dabscotts Mills and Fort Halifax — and your Petitioners as in Duty bound Shall ever Pray

for himself

and Associates Leicester July 3d 1783 In Senate Jan' 23d 1784 –

Read & thereupon Orderd that this Petition be Committed to the Committee appointed by a Resolve of the 28th of Oct"

Thomas Denny

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