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Saturday, December 31, 2005

1763 Petition of Henry Young Brown

Source: Mrs. E.A.G. Stickney, Reminiscences of Brownfield: Short Sketches from the History of the Town [Ancestry.com] (East Brownfield, Me.: Mrs. E.A.G. Stickney, 1901), p. 1.
PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY.
To his Excellency Francis Barnard, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief, the Honorable his Majesty's Council, and House of Representatives for said Province in General Court assembled, May, 1763.
Humbly
Shows.
Henry Young Brown,
That as there are a quantity of unappropriated Lands upon Saco River above Colonel Frye's purchase belonging to the Province, and your Memorialist, being desirous of purchasing a Township there for immediate settlement, humbly begs he may be allowed that liberty.

And as in duty bound shall ever pray
Henry Young Brown

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