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William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 48-49)

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August 13.

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Barney MacLaughlin [?] for his trespass Paid $1 per ton of twenty nine tons $29

Note[?] 90 days for 58$ 58

Fees of Service Amounting to $3.00

John Dawsey keeps a drunken disorderly house and is a great nuisance

Abel Humphrey the Same.

Fort[?] Fairfield Aug 14 1839

Hon Rufus MacIntyre Land Agent State of Maine


Mr Jarvis has thought it best to Send Mr Bartlett to Quebec for pork[?] to go on the north[?] end of the Fish river road in consequence of the Stock at Fairbanks having been diminished in the manner it has been And until the other day I had no doubt we had twenty five or thirty barrells [barrels] there

I sent to Fairbanks for an account[?] which is not correct by his own showing but among other issues of pork[?] are the following for himself nine barrells [barrels] Barnard 7 barrells [barrels] Sawyer 19 barrells [barrels] total 35 bbls[?] or over one half of the whole besides there are ten bbls[?] not accounted for at all but he has omitted six barrells [barrels] we had to sent to Fish river making only 4 unaccounted for

Mr Hooper does not I[?] think intend to Sign any note or bond whatever I should like to have instructions from you what to do with him and Fairbanks

Col Jarvis wishes to have Capt Hines[?] Come up here and relieve Nye at Fish river as soon as he can He told me when I was in Bangor he would like to Come

Your Obt Svt

Wm P P

P.S. I give a copy of Fairbanks [?] on the other Side

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Mr. Jos[?] Frantham[?] says he help cut[?] for Nathan & Lewis Johnson 1833 on No 12 5th range on lots now numbered 32 & 61 on about 75 acres of land 600 tons of timber in St Johns the best timber he ever saw was So think they could not hew[?] all of it on the ground

I cut some for Lewis & William Johnson about 100 tons on lots 4 5 & 11 on same Township Mr Can-James[?] with Buckmore cut in[?] same[?] [?] Bull & Campbell Christy & Currier[?]

I should think a thousand tons at least have been taken from that birth

[?] took about 400 tons off of lots 2 & 3 Hall & Beckwith & others got from 3 to 400 tons on lots 13 14 15 & 16

Hale[?] & [?] Benj[?] cut on 20 21 & 24 – 1833 also 24 25 27, 28 & 40 about 800 tons

Beckwith & Hale 1836 on 29, 30 & 65 got 600 tons

He says in 1833 16,000 tons went down at least

34 1,000

35 1000

36 7000

37 7,000 for 5 years average about 7000 tons

The reason that in 34 & 35 more was not done was because the govt of the Province issued proclamation laid duties &c

August 23 1839

Fort Fairfield



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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