The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder Volume 1

The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... S. P. MAYBERRY. New Gloster January the 14, 1762. TO JEREABPOWEL ESQ. Honoured Sir These are to inform your Honor that we the Inhabitants of New Glouster are In Danger of having our Town Spoiled by reason of the New Boston Proprietors Running their line in upon and as we live a great distance from our Committe, we would Apply our selves to you. Desiring your Honour to be a friend for us in the affair, and as your self is so well acquainted with the affairs and settlements of these three new Towns (viz) New Marblehead, New Boston, and New Gloucster that it would be needless for us to write every particular, but only enform you that New Marblehead has got by a late line a considerable quantity of land more than they ought to have for their Township which drives New Boston upon us, and as one man (viz) Mr Edward King who was the Chief Surveyor in lying out these three Towns first New Marblehead then New Boston and lastly New Gloucster which line between New Boston and New Gloucester is now fairly to be seen upon the Trees and that was accounted to be a Right line between Town and Town Where upon New Gloucester Proprietors immediate layed out their Town for the first Division Into Sixty Acre Lots and the land being more commodious for the first settlement of the Town began the first Division lot next to new Boston line and upon them lots the Town is now settled and as we have thus fairly and Honestly begun and Carried on our Town through the great Difficulties of the Enemy and with great loss and hard Labor have got our Town in a flourishing manner but if it be allowed that we shall be cut off from our first line then our Town will be wholly ruined and the major Part of the inhabitants Desire your Honour to lay the case before the great and more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608429
  • 9781236608420