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Resolve granting William Andrews, Junior, and others,
Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, for prosecuting Doctor Thomas Sewall. January 29th, 1820.
On the petition of William Andrews, Junior, on behalf of himself, and others, stating that they were the complainants and prosecutors, upon two indictments, against Doctor Thomas Sewall, for knowingly receiving certain dead bodies which had been dug up and carried away from the graves in which they had been buried, praying that they may be allowed the fines, or a part thereof, which are now in the hands of the Treasurer of the County of Essex, having been paid by the said Sewall, pursuant to a sentence of the Supreme Judicial Court:
Resolred, That the Treasurer of the County of Essex be, and he hereby is ordered and directed to pay to the said William Andrews, Junior, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, out of the fines aforesaid, now in his hands; and that the receipt of the said Andrews, for the same, shall be a sufficient discharge from him, of that sum, and the same shall be allowed him in the settlement of his accounts with the Commonwealth.
Resolve on the petition of Joseph E. Foxcroft, empowering the Commissioners of the Land Office to convey certain
Lands to him. January 29th, 1820.
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On the petition of Joseph E. Foxcroft, stating that, by an act establishing Bowdoin College, five townships, each six miles square, were granted to its Trustees, who, for seven thousand and nine hundred and forty dollars, conveyed one of the said five, viz. : township number five, of the seventh range of townships, north of the Waldo Patent; and that the township does not contain the quantity of land as expressed, and praying that suitable aid and relief may be extended to him :
Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Land Office be hereby authorized to convey unto said Foxcroft, in fee, so much of the Commonwealth's unappropriated lands, as they shall find to be a just and adequate equivalent, in quantity and quality, to the deficiency of six miles square, in said township; the location and assignment thereof to be made at such place as he and they shall agree upon : Provided, however, that the said Foxcroft do and shall execute a complete release of all further claims, touching said deficiency, as well in relation to the Trustees of Bowdoin College, as to the Commonwealth : And, provided further, that no costs or charges accrue to the Commonwealth by reason of passing these resolutions.
Resolve on the petition of A. Gilman and J. Webster, ex
tending the time for the Commissioners of the Land Office to make Deeds of Two Lots, in Bangor. January 29th, 1820.
On the petitions of Allen Gilman and Jonathan Webster, praying for further time to be allowed for the Commissioners of the Land Office to make deeds to the owners of lots num. bered ninety three and one hundred and twelve, in the Town of Bangor :
Resolved, That the time for making and receiving the deed of said lots, be extended to the close of the first session of the next General Court, and no further; and the Commissioners of the Land Office are hereby authorized to make deeds to the lawful and rightful claimants of said lots, taking care to receive, at least, one half the consideration money, in hand, and good and sufficient security for the residue.
Resolve on the petition of the Honorable Samuel Freeman.
January 29th, 1820.
Resolved, That the Court of Sessions for the County of Cumberland, which is, by law, to be holden at Portland, within and for the County of Cumberland, on the fourth Tuesday of March next, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make such allowance to the Honorable Samuel Freeman, Judge of Probate for the County of Cumberland, for his services in said office, from the twenty eighth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, to the fifteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, (over and above his salary as now established by law) as they may think just and reasonable : Provided, however, that such allowance shall not exceed the sum of one hundred dollars per annum.
CHAP. LXXVI. Resolve for Discharging Jonathan Forbes from Prison.
January 29th, 1820.
On the petition of Jonathan Forbes, praying to be liberat. ed from his confinement in the county gaol, in Worcester, to which he was committed, by warrants of distress, in favor of the Commonwealth, which issued on judgments recovered against him, before the Supreme Judicial Court, at Worcester, in April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen :
Resolved, That, for reasons set forth in said petition, the Sheriff of the county aforesaid, is hereby authorized and directed to liberate and discharge the said Jonathan Forbes from his said imprisonment; provided, he do not stand committed for any other cause than the judgements aforesaid.
Resolve granting One Hundred and Fifty Dollars to repair
the Meeting House, of the Herring Pond Tribe of Indians, in the Town of Plymouth. January 29th, 1820.
Resolved, That there be appropriated from the Treasury of this Commonwealth, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, for the purpose of repairing the Meeting House of the Herring Pond Tribe of Indians, so called, in Plymouth, to be expended under the direction of the Overseers of the Mashpee and Herring Pond Tribes; whose account for the expenditure of the same shall be audited, adjusted and transmitted in the same manner as is provided in the seventh section of an act in addition to the several acts respecting the Indians and other persons, proprietors and residents on the Plantations of Mashpee and Herring Pond, so called,” passed on the eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen :
Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to draw his warrant on the Treasurer, in favor of said Overseers, for the sum mentioned in the foregoing resolve.
Resolve on the Memorial of the Corporation of the Trustees of Leicester Academy, in the County of Worcester.
January 31st, 1820. Whereas the Trustees of Leicester Academy, in the County of Worcester, in their corporate capacity, by their memorial, presented to this Legislature, have represented the occasion of aid to the funds of that institution, and have also represented that there is a tract of land situated in the Town of Holden, in said County of Worcester, and particularly described in said memorial, which was heretofore duly confiscated as the estate of William Brattle, an absentee, and subsequently sold by Commissioners on behalf of the Commonwealth, who executed a deed thereof to one Pierre
Matthieu Andre; and that the said land, for nearly forty years, has been taxed in said Town of Holden, as the * French Land,” owned by a non resident proprietor, and the taxes paid by timber and wood cut annually from the land; that the said Pierre Matthieu Andre, at the time of the conveyance of said land to him, was a native of France, to which country he immediately thereafter returned, and has not since been heard from; and that there is no person known who claims, by title, to be proprietor of said land, but that the same has escheated to this Commonwealth : And the said Trustees, upon this representation, have petitioned that this Legislature would authorize the Attorney or Solicitor General in the name of the Commonwealth, but at the expense of the Trustees, to institute an inquest of office, or other legal process, to obtain a judgment of law for the recovery of said land, to the intent that the same may be granted to the Corporation of said Trustees of Leicester Academy, in aid of the funds of that institution :
Resolved, For reasons set forth in said memorial, that the Attorney and Solicitor General, or either of them, are directed to institute an inquest of office, or such other legal process as they shall judge proper, in the name of the Commonwealth, for the recovery of the tract of land described in said memorial.
CHAP. LXXIX. Resolve on the petition of the Proprietors of Sandy Bay Pier.
January 31st, 1820.
On the petition of the Proprietors of Sandy Bay Pier :
Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Land Office be, and they hereby are authorized and empowered to locate the township of land granted to said proprietors, by a resolve of the sixteenth of June last, (for the purpose of repairing and improving the Pier and Basin, at Sandy Bay, in the Town of Gloucester,) on the township number five, in the third range of townships, north of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase, through which the new road, commonly called the Canada road, extends, with the usual reservation for public lots : Provided,