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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Petition for Incorporation of Weld

Source: Eastern Argus of Portland, Me., issue of Sept. 6, 1815.
To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court, assembled.

YOUR Petitioners, Inhabitants of Township numbered Five, so called, lying between Androscoggin and Sandy Rivers, in the County of Oxford, feeling the disadvantages under which they labor, from various causes resulting from said Township not being incorporated, humbly beg leave to represent, that at a legal town meeting, held on the ninth day of May last, it was voted unanimously, to Petition your honorable body, that the said township might be incorporated into a town by the name of WELD, that they may be entitled to all the rights and privileges, appertaining to an incorporated Town, whereupon the undersigned were appointed a committe, to Petition your honorable body, in behalf of the township, for an act of incorporation.

They therefore most humbly pray your honors, that the said Township (containing more than eighty families) may be incorporated by the name as aforesaid, or any other name your honors may see fit, and as in duty bound will ever pray.

Abel Holt,
Stephen R. Webster,
Freeman Ellis.
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John Stone, Town-Clerk.
No. 5, June 1, 1815.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In Senate, June 14, 1815.
ON the Petition aforesaid, Ordered, That the Petitioners cause an attested Copy of their Petition, with this Order thereon, to be published in the Eastern Argus, printed in Portland, three weeks successively, the last publication to be thirty days, at least, before the second Wednesday of the next session of the present General Court, that all persons interested, may then appear and shew cause, (if any they have) why the prayer of said Petition should not be granted.
Sent down for concurrence,
JOHN PHILIPS, President.
In the House of Representatives, June 14, 1815.
Read and concurred.
TIMOTHY BIGELOW, Speaker.
A true Copy—Attest,
S. F. M'CLEARY, Clerk of the Senate.

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