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STATE OF MAINE to SHEPARD CARY, Dr. 1. 12 days detention of timber at the Aroostook boom, with 30 men,
2. Labor of 5 men 6 weeks, breaking up jam on the falls, $1.75 per day,
3. Labor of 2 yoke of oxen 36 days, at $2 per day,
4. Labor of 7 men hauling out timber from the falls, weeks-24 days, at $1.75 per day,
5. Labor of 3 yoke of oxen hauling off timber from falls, 24 days, $3,
6. Loss of 300 tons timber, $5 per ton,
7. Paid men for 52 days labor guarding timber, at $1.50 per day,
I hereby certify that the above claim has been audited and examined by the Governor and Council, and the sum of two thousand nine hundred and sixty one dollars admitted and allowed in full satisfaction therefor.
P. C. JOHNSON, Sec'y of State.
TREASURY OFFICE, Augusta, July 10, 1844. (
Received of the State of Maine two thousand nine hundred and sixty one dollars in full for the within account.
JAMES HOULTON makes the following charges for injury occasioned by the Aroostook boom in 1839, to 1,000 tons of timber, cut under permit from George W. Coffin:
Detention at the boom 21 days, with 7 men.
1. James Johnson, $1.40 per day, and board, 50 cents, $1.90,
2. George Taylor, $1.40 per day, and board, 50 cents, $1.90,
3. Colin Prustly, $1.75 per day, and board, 50 cents, $2.25,
4. Robert Melvin, $1.75 per day, and board, 50 cents, $2.25,
5. Willard Houlton, $1.40 per day, and board, 50 cents, $1.90,
6. Johnson Bill,
7. To expenses of picking up with 5 men 42 days, at $1.50 per day, $315-remains after deducting the amount of expense of taking it down in raft, $75,
8. To loss on 1,000 tons of timber, worth $6,622, by running upon flats and up creeks, above the ordinary loss, 5 per cent.,
$1,323 48 JAMES HOULTON.
I hereby certify that the foregoing claim has been audited and ex amined by the Governor and Council, and the sum of thirteen hundred
The first seven items allowed--whole amount of timber was 893 tons, and the committee of Council allowed for loss, running on the flats, the sum of $295-58, instead of the amount claimed in 8th item; and $535-80, instead of the amount claimed in 9th item-the evidence substantiating
the claims for that amount.
J. A. LINSCOTT, Chairman.
twenty three dollars and forty eight cents admitted and allowed in full satisfaction therefor.
P. C. JOHNSON, Sec'y of State.
Augusta, July 10, 1844. )
Received of the State of Maine one thousand three hundred and twenty three dollars and forty eight cents in full for the within ac
(Signed,) JOHN Hodgdon.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to WILLIAM WEBSTER, Dr.
1. To 259 1-2 tons of timber missing, supposed
to be used in erecting fortification and build-
2. Detention of timber at Aroostook boom, with
3. Extra expense in consequence of detention at boom, of taking timber from Aroostook falls, and of picking up and running,
4. Loss of timber in consequence of detention at boom, 259 1-2 tons,
Mem. The first and last charges are for the same timber, which is difference between amount of timber put into river and driven to boom, and the amount received by McCargas.
The loss of timber, by evidence, was 192 tons, and allowed $4.75 per ton, amounting to $817, instead of the amount claimed in first item.
↑ The evidence showed the extra expense of picking up the timber, as mentioned in third item, to have been $185.50, which was allowed by committee of Council.
The committee considered the first and fourth items for the same loss, and disallowed the fourth item, as it appeared to be so considered by the claimant himself.
I hereby certify that the foregoing claim has been audited and examined by the Governor and Council, and the sum of one thousand two dollars and fifty cents admitted and allowed in full satisfaction therefor. (Signed,) P. C. JOHNSON, Sec'y of State.
TREASURY OFFICE, Augusta, July 10, 1844. )
Received of the State of Maine one thousand and two dollars and fifty cents in full for the within account.
(Signed,) JOHN HODGDON.
E. D. FRENCH, Ada'r.
To EZEKIEL D. FRENCH, of Houlton, in the county of Aroostook, physician, GREETING.
WHEREAS, William Webster, late of Houlton, in said county of [L. S.] Aroostook, gentleman, having while he lived, and at the time of his decease, goods, chattels, rights and credits in the county aforesaid, lately died intestate, whereby the power of committing administration and full disposition of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, and also the hearing, examining and allowing the accounts of such administration, doth appertain unto me: Trusting therefore in your care and fidelity, I do by these presents commit unto you full power to administer all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, and well and faithfully to dispose of the same according to law, and also to ask, gather, levy, recover and receive all and whatsoever credits of the said deceased which to him while he lived and at the time of his decease did appertain, and to pay all debts in which the said deceased stood bound, so far as his goods, chattels, rights and credits can extend, according to the value thereof—and to make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the real estate, goods, chattels, rights and credits, and to exhibit the same upon oath into the Court of Probate for the county aforesaid, within three months from the date of these presents, and to render a plain and true account of your administration upon oath, within one year from the date hereof. And I do ordain, constitute and appoint you administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights
and credits aforesaid. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, affixed this eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four.
SAMUEL G. TUCK, Judge.
ISAAC W. TABOR, Register pro tem.
A true copy.-ATTEST:
(Signed,) ISAAC W. TABOR, Register of Probate pro tem.
UNITED STATES to EDWIN PLUMMER, Dr.
To the following described property, taken by Capt. Benjamin Wiggins and others from Plymouth township to Fort Fairfield, for use of the Posse and building fortifications, to wit:
Four horses, viz: one grey mare, $160; her mate, a black
horse, $140-the other span $200,
Two iron shod sleds and whiffletrees,
One double harness, $40; 2 collars, 2 head stalls, 2 pairs harness, $15,
Two large break chains, one crotch chain, two bunk chains,
One puncheon beef, estimated to contain 1,200 lbs.,
Large pot, bake-pan, fry-pan, 2 tea-kettles, and other cooking and camping utensils,
2 chisels, 1 auger, 2 drawing-knives, rules, chalk-lines, 10 lbs. chalk,
15 bushels oats, $15, 30 oat bags, $15, Two and half tons hay, at $20 per ton,
8 narrow axes, and 3 broad axes,
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