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Monday, January 09, 2006

Petition that Part of Brownfield Be Annexed to Fryeburg

Source: Jenks' Portland Gazette, issue of Apr. 6, 1800.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
To the Honarable [sic] the SENATE and HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES, in General Court assembled.

THE Petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of that part of Brownfield lying between the southerly line of Fryeburgh, and that line called the line of the State of New-Hampshire, humbly sheweth—That your Petitioners labor under great inconveniences in having to attend plantation and other meetings with the other inhabitants of the plantation of Brownfield. They therefore pray that that part of the plantation of Brownfield represented in the plan herewith presented, with the inhabitants living on the same, may be annexed to the town of Fryeburgh, to enjoy town privileges with the said town of Fryeburgh; and your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Joseph Walker,
Benaiah Walker,
Henry Y. B. Osgood,
Supply Walker, jun.
Joshua B. Osgood,
Asa Colby,
Supply Walker,
Timothy Walker,
John Bennet,
James Bennet,
John Stickney,
James Bean,
Josiah Spring,
Asa Buck.

ON the petition of Joseph Walker and others, inhabitants of that part of the plantation of Brownfield lying between the southerly line of Fryeburgh, and that line called the line of the state of New-Hampshire, praying that the aforesaid part of Brownfield may be annexed to the town of Fryeburg, aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Petitioners cause an attested copy of their petition, with this order thereon, to be published three weeks successively in the Portland Gazette, published by Elezer A. Jenks, the last publication to be at forty days at least before the second Thursday of the next 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,
SAMUEL PHILLIPS, President:
In the House of Representatives, Jan. 15, 1800.
Read and concurred,
EDWARD H. ROBBINS, Speaker.
True copy—Attest,
EDWARD M'LANE, Clerk of Senate.

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