Substitute Petition for Incorporation of Lovell
Source: Jenks' Portland Gazette, issue of Apr. 14, 1800.
Commonwealth of MassachusettsTo the Honorable the SENATE and HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES, in General Court assembled.
The Memorial and Petition of the subscriber, HUMBLY SHEWETH—
That your memorialist was entrusted with a petition from the greater part of the Inhabitants of the plantation of New Suncook, in the county of York, praying to be incorporated into a town. Your memorialist in packing up said papers left said petition at his home in Fryeburgh, and by reason of the great distance from this place to Fryeburgh, has not been able to obtain said petition. He therefore prays the Honorable Legislature, in behalf of said inhabitants of New Suncook, that the said plantation of New Suncook may be incorporated into a town, and invested with such privileges as towns in this Commonwealth do by law enjoy—And as in duty bound, will ever pray.WILLIAM FESSENDEN.COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.In Senate, February 24th, 1800.ON the petition of WILLIAM FESSENDEN, in behalf of the inhabitants of the Plantation of New Suncook, in the county of York, praying that said plantation may be incorporated into a town :
Ordered, That the petitioner cause an attested copy of this petition, and this order thereon, to be published three weeks sucessively in JENKS' GAZETTE, printed in Portland, 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 interested in said petition 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, Feb. 26 1800.Read and concurred,Edward H. Robbins, Speaker.True copy.Attest— EDWARD M'LANE,
Clerk of Senate