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Friday, January 20, 2006

Petition for Incorporation of Oxford

Source: Marquis Fayette King, Annals of Oxford, Maine, from its incorporation, February 27, 1829 to 1850. (Portland, Me., 1903), p. 32.
To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Maine.

We, the subscribers, a committee for and in behalf of the town of Hebron, represent that the local situation of the town of Hebron is such as to disommode [sic] the inhabitants in transacting their business, by reason of its great length, and no convenient center, wherefore your Petioners [sic] pray that said town of Hebron may be divided by Mattews pond and streams so called agreeable to a vote of said town in a legal meeting for that purpose, held the 22d day of Dec. 1828.

As in duty bound will ever pray.

Dated at Hebron the twenty-ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

John Turner,
Enoch Hall,
Thomas Hill Jr.
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