William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 44-45)
Fort Fairfield July 29
This may certify that I have measured 24 sticks of timber for kelley & [?] and find 42 tons & 21 feet.
Mark M K [unknown symbol] Signed Jos. Maddacks
[In left margin: No 1.]
Fort Fairfield July 29, 1839
$150 value received we promise to pay Jere[?] Goodwin the treasurer of the State of Maine or his order or to his successor in office on demand the hundred and fifty dollars for which sum we acknowledge ourselves jointly and severally bound to make payments
State of Maine this certifies that Patrick kelley Lana[?] kelley & [?] [?] have this day bonded according[?] a certain lot of timber to wit fifty tons which they have permission to pass the same by the booms on the Aroostic River
And that they have complied with all the [?] on behalf of the State of Maine
Fort Fairfield July 29 1839
[Left margin: No 2]
Township Letter D August 1 1839
For value received [?] promise to pay Jeremiah Goodwin Esqr Ins.[?] of the State of maine his order or to his Successor in office nine dollars on demand.
Signed Dennis Hale[?] his[?] mark[?]
Witness [?] Staver[?]
The guards at the boom will pass out to Dennis [?] or his order two sticks of timber marked D.[?] H[?] A[?] M x M. [?] having complied[?] with all the [?] on behalf of the State of Maine August 1st 1839.
[In left margin: No 3]
August 2d George[?] Giverson[?] and others this day bonded the lot of timber marked A x BC or AB X C at 100 tons 300 dollars payable in six months from the second of August
Which timber was passed by the boom 100[?]
August 3 with Lana[?] and Patrick kelleys 50 tons 50[?]
Dennis Fairbanks 15[?]
Dennis Hale[?] 4
[total] 169 tons
Dennis Fairbanks Half of boards
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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