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William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 32-33)

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Fort Fairfield June 28, 1839.

Capt. Calvin Dye[?]

Sir

I regret to hear by your men who arrived to day [today] that you were in danger of getting short[?] of provisions but[?] supposed that Bartlett got more in than[?] he did and as in your last letter you said nothing about provisions I did not send back the men so soon as I should otherwise have done

your instructions from the Land Agent were unfortunately lost[?], and I do not know[?] that you have ever received duplicates. Those instructions were to the effect that you should confirm your persons operating to the[?] Fish River alone and not to interfere with the Maine St John. Mr MacIntire I hope will soon be in and will probably visit you, I think that you have done well in establishing a post[?] at the mouth of Fish river[?], but had you received the orders by Maj Barnard it might have been prevented its having[?] being done as it is I would advice that you do no more there[?] than possible at present until further instructions from the Land Agent but still not to give [?] up please keep us advised in the matter of provisions that you may not get short[?]

Your Obt. Servt,

W. P. Parrott asst. Land Agt.

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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