William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 64-65)
608 tons of timber at 1[?] 608.00
466m[?] at 5$ [?] which [?] all who have examined 2330.00
I have given this hasty account that it may show how much it is for the interest of the state to permit for 1[?] pr[?] ton
I wish I had two or three persons convenant[covenant?] with sealing[?] timber to pursue this enquiry[?] if it can be done at an expence [expense] which would be warrantable and this is the season of the year the most favorable for such work
Your bt Servt
W P Parrott
Septr 18th 1839
E Packard this evening at 7 o clock [?] the goods seized as the property of Webster Pilsbury & Taylor to wit 6 bbls[?] pork & 6 bbls[?] of flour. after consultation upon the matter with Mr Gouch[?] it was determined that the better course would be to allow the legal steps to be taken.
The copy of said writ is as follows
State of Maine
Aroostic [Aroostook[ SS.
To the Sheriff of one county of Aroostic [Aroostook] or his deputy greeting
We command for that you replevy the goods and chattels following viz
Six barrells [barrels] of Pork and six barrells [barrels] of flour of the value of five hundred dollars
The property of Ebenser [Ebenezer] Webster John [?] Pilsbury & James Taylor
Taken and detained by William P Parrott at Fort Fairfield in said county of Aroostook gentleman
And them deliver to the said Ebenser [Ebenezer] Webster and John [?] Pilsbury of Orono in the county of Penobscot Gentlemen and James Tailor [Taylor] of [?] in the province of New Brunswick Gentleman
Provided the Same are not taken and detained on mesne process Warrant of District[?] or upon execution as the property of said plantiffs and Summon the said Parrott that he appear before one Justices of our district Court next to be holden at Houlton within and for our county of Aroostic [Aroostook] on the third Tuesday of January next to Answer unto the said Webster Pilsbury and Tailor [Taylor] in a plea of Replevin for that the said Parrott on the fourteenth day of
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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