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The Baxter Manuscripts Volume 9-24
by James Phinney Baxter

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Petition of Inhabitants of Frenchman's Bay. To the Honourable the General Court of the Common Wealth of Massachusetts ? Humbly shew the subscribers Inhabitants of a Tract Lying at the Head of the Township of New Bristol in the County of Lincoln and belonging to the Government that they have settled more than fifteen years ago upon the same Lands having then no doubt but that the Government would in Consideration of the adjacent Lands being made better by their Labours quiet them in their possessions and therefore humbly relying upon the Clemency of the Government they have expended much time and toil upon their new plantation but being as to Town Government in a state of nature, they find great difficulty in preserving from the hand of Rapine the fruit of their honest industry ? that they have since the Commencement of the present war uniformly exerted themselves in defence of their Country and have within the last Summer put their Lives and property at hazzard and undergone all the hardship necessary incident to an invaded People in defending those Labours which can never be of advantage to them or their Families without your Honours attention to their Petition ? Wherefore they Most humbly pray that your honours would consent that a Township shall be laid out there, of twelve miles Square and make a grant thereof to your Petitioners for such Sum, or on Such Conditions, and with such reservations, as your honours shall think to be most condusive to the Public Good and should any part of the same be reserved to the State the Cultivation of the residue will Soon impress more value upon the part referred than the whole can in any other way be made worth and as we in Duty bound shall Ever pray Dated att frenchmans Bay the 24 May 1781 ? Thomas Donnell, Abraham Preble Donnel...


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  • ISBN-13: 9780217276832
  • ISBN-10: 0217276830
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 144


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