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William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 28-29)

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All of whom are to be also arrested on warrant for assisting to capture & carry off Mr MacIntire & others and also for trespass in cutting timber on the public lands,

Should Mr Cushman be in Houlton he will make the complaints if he should not be if you will send me some blanks I will get Mr Bartlett to [?] the complaint here, I have asked the favor of Mr Packard to appoint Mr Pattee of your [?] to take the place of Maj. Thompson who has gone out. I wish to have a writ made against one James MacIan[?] of your county and his right to certain mills & lands on the Great Machias is No 15 -5 range attached for the sum of $210 – The circumstances of the case are there[?] he bought of a settler a lot of timber below the boom and carried it away which property belonged to the state cut or stolen by the man who sold it.

Your Obt. Servt.

William P. Parrott

Fort Fairfield

June 18, 1839

E. Packard Esq

Dear Sir

I have to request the favor of you to appoint as a deputy Mr Pattee of Luineas[?] to take the place of Maj. Thompson if agreeable to you – from my acquaintance with him I consider him a proper man and you will probably know him better than I do and can better judge of his fitness better than I can as[?] he belongs to the county I considered it an advantage –

Should the men who took [?] [?] for us from Houlton conclude not to haul[?] them further will you be so kind to send me word by Mr Pattee on his return

Your Obt. Servt,

W. P. Parrott

Asst. Land Agent

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Fort Fairfield

June 18, 1839

Hon. Rufus Mac Intire

Land Agent of Maine


Mr Johuson[?] has been at work here for some time as [?] workman on the block house &c here which duty he has faithfully and well performed. No special bargain was made by Col. Jarvis when Mr Johuson[?] came in and I know of no better way to get at his compensation that by reference to those in Stillwater for whom he was worked as he is well known their [there]. If you think best I should like to have Mr Johuson[?] return to build the hedges[?] between here and Houlton as he is perfectly conversant with that business

Your Obt. Servt.

Wm. P. Parrott


Mr Isaac[?] Sanborn & John Nottage[?] who came in with Mr Johuson[?] were engaged also by Col. Jarvis but no – compensation agreed upon they have worked with Mr Johuson[?] and have worked well. The labor performed by them is simular [similar] to the work of the first rate men on the boom

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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