William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 38-39)
[?] of Sale of Timber on the Aroostook July 13 1839
Amount to be secured by notes or bonds with good security the responsible [?] at least to be a [?] of Maine the third of the purchase money to be paid when the timber passes the boom the other two thirds in ninety days To be struck[?] off to the highest bidder but no bid to be received unless above three dollars per ton
The timber to be measured by some person appointed by the Land Agent or his deputy at the boom or before it arrives there The[?] usual mode of measurement to be followed as to nancy[?] edges The timber to be measured in the condition it may be in when measured and no allowance made for [?] to which it may be liable after it passes the boom
Should there be any disagreement about the admeasurement made as above[?] the timber may remeasured by Zebulon Ingersoll of Houlton & Jack[?] Wellington of Monticello Esquires on the same mode & [?] as before stated The expense of which shall be paid one half by the purchaser & the other half by the State
The timber is to be rafted a sufficient distance above the boom to facilitate its passage through and prevent choking and encumbering the passage with loose timber
July 13 1839
C A Hammond laims 4 thousand feet of boards at Johnsons last winter at nine dollars per [?]
July 13 edward Orsey[?] claims all the timber cut by Wm Lovely marked probably W.L. & an interest in timber cut by Chochran[?] on[?] Madawaska marked PCC
July 13 1839
On the above conditiions the following marks of timber were offered at public auctions and bid off as follows AD &[?] AI &[?] PWCC on the Little Madawaska cut by Halleys[?] sold to T[?]. E. Perley for $3.01 per ton IXB# &[?] IIxB[?[ cut by Beardsely TxW & IIT[?[ cut by Wallanstore[?] & Thaddle[?] sold to T[?] E Perley for $3.01 per ton lots cut by George Frantham[?] Jonas Currier Wm Munford Amos Heald Fanney[?] N[?] Churchill McDonald[? Brown How[?] Thos[?] [?] & Esty IIIIS[?][symbol - “P” inside diamond] small lots cut by settlers on the Aroostic a $3.01 per ton sold tld to Thos E Perley
July 13. F. Martin claims the timber cut by Pelos[?] & Esty
July 13. Charls MacIndoe[?] memo[?] of machs. NE cut by A[?] Johnson & part marked CHM[?] IB & CHM Thos & John Beckwith CHM Wm Johnson Peter Bull mark unknown.
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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