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William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Letter Page 1)

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I think that from Websters letter and what I recollect of the circumstances of the case that much of the timber (which came down on the 29 of April and which was passed through the boom between that time and the 25 of May) would have been lost to the owners had it gone loose into the St Johns as the boom at the mouth of the Aroostook even after it was repaired could not sustain a heavy load of timber. So that had the boom not been on the Aroostook it appears to me beyond question that their timber must have run out into the St Johns loose

[in pencil] S. Cary purchased M Hooper about 400 tons which had passed the boom then lying on the falls for about $75

This timber[crossed out] was trespass timber & he was permitt- ted to pay the boom on an agreement to pay $400 per ton, which he afterward refused to do - page 48

Timber cut by Tracy ---------------------- 63

Description: William P. Parrott served as the Assistant Land Agent for the State of Maine under Rufus McIntire, the Land Agent. During the Aroostook War Parrott was stationed in Fort Fairfield. The journal includes entries written by Parrott between April and November of 1839, but also includes copies of Parrott's correspondence.

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Language: English

Date: 1839

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