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William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 76-77)

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I left Fort Fairfield Sept 5th 1839 accompayned [accompanied] by Wm Buffum & J Powers, I rpoceeded to township letter F and found the south line, there running E from the State road two and half miles to the corner of said Township which is about one hundred rods from Smith’s camp, between the State road and camp I found one road and some timber cut on the same. After crossing the rod [road] that leads by Smiths camp I[?] found[?] a road runing [running] NE from his landing[?], the 2d read runs E from his camp, the 3d runs NE from the camp the 4th runs ENE from camp I followed these roads and found branches runing [running] from the [?] in every direction on one road I found a camp used while making timber. I found one other camp about one mile (near the east line) from the SE corner of said Township

I scaled[?] all the timber I found and the result is as follows

The hole [whole] amount hauled away 385,985

[The hole [whole] amount] left on the ground 69,959 [sum] 455,944

[The hole [whole] amount] Standing 18,896

Elisha Towle

Hoyt says he worked with Smith on his permit. That James Hiscock American lives[?] near the River De Chute He[?] and Tracy & Crawford Cut the timber thinks that Tracy hauled at[?] halfes & that Hiscock cut it. Tracy supplied the teams &c Tracy keeps tavern at Woodstock

Does not think Smith had any interest in the timber

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Fort Fairfield Septr. 21, 1839

Mr S. B. Pattee

You will proceed to Houlton and ascertain of whom the provision was purchased at that place by Col Jarvis[?] for Maddocks, and notify him that the provision is unfit to be eaten, you will also inspect the provision yourself on the way out, so as to make yourself thoroughly acquainted with its [?] & situation. If the provision cannot be made up at Fairbanks or a part only you are authorized to make such arrangements at Houlton to supply what may be wanting, you will also notify Col Jarvis[?] of the facts in this case or if he is not at Houlton send a note to him at Madawamkeag Point if practible [practicable]

Your Obt. Sevt.

Wm P Parrott

Dept Land Agent

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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