House Journal 1821 Volume 1 (30-41314-P013B.pdf)
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19 [message] remains requiring their attention. The difficulties inseparably connected with the performance of their respective duties in every department of a new government, cannot fail to be justly appreciated by an intelligent people. But whatever difficulties we might have reasonably apprehended, our government, I have much pleasure in stating to you, has progressed in its organization in as satisfactory a manner, it is believed, a [as] could reasonably have been expected.
The preservation of the timber on the public lands being so highly interesting not only to this State but to Massachusetts, I lost no time in communicating your resolve on this subject to the executive of that Commonwealth; from whom however, no reply has as yet been received. As extensive depredations were committing on the Schoodiac by foreigners, an Agent residing there, has been appointed: and I am assured the depredations have ceased. An agent has also been appointed on the Penobscot, whose character will authorize the expectation that any further trespasses are not to be apprehended on that river. Being unable to obtain such information as was deemed necessary in order to give the proper instructions to an Agent or Agents on the St. Johns river and its branches, a person suitably qualified was dispatched to that quarter for that purpose. From his report, it appears that the trespasses there within our acknowledged territory, particularly on the rivers Aroostook, DeChute, Presquille, and Meduxnekeag, committed by persons residing in the British Provinces, have for many years past been very great. Accordingly arrangements have lately been adopted with the view to prevent the recurrence
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