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William P. Parrott Journal, 1839 (Page 84-85)

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State of Maine

To Mr S B Pattee[?]

You will proced[proceed?] to explore with the requisite number of men on the line from this place south to the [?] of the River De Chute

Should you find any persons committing trespass upon the public lands you will take them and their teams implements as provisions and bring them to this place

Should you find no one cutting timber you will take the south line of township D in the first range and explore for timber and measure and take account of all you find cut down carried[?] off or destroyed meaning the same in the usual manner that logs are measured to be sawed for boards.

And make return of the same on your arrival here

You will not [?] the East line of the State on any amount nor allow your men to do so

Your Obt Svt

Wm P. Parrot

Secy Land agent

Fort Fairfield

Octr 17 1839.

when appeared the said S B Pattee & made oath to the faithful performance of said instructions and to the measure the timber thereon described[?] according to the custom of measuring timber in other parts of the State

Before me Wm P. Parrott [?] [?]

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Fort Fairfield Octr 19, 1839

To[?] Mr Jonathan S[?]

Dear Sir

Col Jarvis wishes to have you return in order to go to Fish river to assist Capt Rines[?] to build a black [?] the[?] full

If[?] not convenient for you to return you must get some one to come as the season is nearly [?] and no time can be lost

Your obt svt

Wm P Parrott

Fort Fairfield Octr 19 1839

To Mr Jacob Johnson

Dear Sir

There is a [?] wanted at Fish river; if you have a good one in your [?] we want him to go there as soon as possible If you should not have one whom you think would do well or all [?] is wanted[?] to be done with you send some one to assist them there for the present until old[?] [?] can be sent for

Your obt svt

Wm. P. Parrott

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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