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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Petition for Incorporation of Albany

Source: Jenks' Portland Gazette, issue of Jan. 31, 1803.
To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in General Court assembled, at Boston, January 1803.
WE, the Subscribers, your humble petitioners knowing that the Legislature are at times willing to remove inconveniences, and redress grievances when known to exist in any part of this Commonwealth, and are not insensible of the advantages & disadvantages of an incorporate & unincorporate state: We, therefore, pray the Honorable Legislature that the Plantation called Oxford, in the county of York, may be incorporated into a town by the name of Oxford, according to the courses and distances following. viz.—

Beginning at a Pond at the northeasterly corner of Waterford, thence north twenty degrees west, six miles and one hundred and thirty rods to the south line of Bethel; thence west, twenty degrees south, bounded by Bethel, five miles and one half; thence south, twenty degrees east, seven miles or thereabouts, to Waterford line; thence by the northwardly line of Waterford to the first mentioned bound. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
ASA CUMMINGS,
BANI HASKELL,
JONATHAN HOLT,
}Committee cho-
}sen in behalf of
}the Plantation
}of Oxford.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In Senate, Jan 24th, 1803.
ON the Petition of Asa Cummings, Committee of the Plantation called Oxford, in the county of York, praying that said Plantation, according to the courses and distances described in said Petition, may be incorporated into a Town:

Ordered, That the Petitioners cause an attested copy of their said Petition, with this Order thereon, to be published in the Palladium, printed in Boston, and in the Portland Gazette, printed by E. A. Jenks, three weeks successively, the last publication to be thirty days, at least, before the second Wednesday of the first session of the next General Court, that all persons concerned may then appear and shew cause, (if any they have) why the prayer of said Petition should not be granted.
Sent down for concurrence,
DAVID COBB, President.
In the House of Representatives, Jan. 24, 1803.
Read and concurred,
JOHN C. JONES, Speaker.
A true Copy—Attest,
G. E. Vaughan, Clerk of the Senate.

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