Petition for Incorporation of Woodstock
Source: William Berry Lapham, The History of Woodstock, Maine [Ancestry.com] (Portland, Me., 1882), p. 31.
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, on the last Wednesday of May, a. d. 1814 :
The subscribers, assessors of an unincorporated Plantation called Number Three, in the County of Oxford, in behalf of said plantation, represent that we experience much inconvenience in consequence of being unincorporated. We therefore request that said Plantation Number Three, consisting of one-half of a township granted to Dummer Academy, and one-half of a township granted to Gorham Academy, may be incorporated into a town by the name of Sparta, and as in duty bound will ever pray.Merrill Chase,
May 14, 1814.