Certificates of agreement for quieting settlers, 1797-1800

Massachusetts Commissioners to Quiet Settlers on the Waldo Claim

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0.5 cubic ft. (2 v.)..
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
In four subseries: (1) References (2) Awards (3) Powers of attorney (4) Surveyor field notes arranged within each volume by locality.
Resolves 1796, Jan 1797 Sess, c 60 named three commissioners to fix terms of awards from Henry Knox, principal proprietor, to settlers without title in the Waldo Patent, District of Maine. This series contains legal documents evidencing completion of the process.
References are documents submitted to commissioners by settler and proprietor, establishing settler's claim. Information includes name of settler, date moved onto land, town where land located, and whether property had been transferred to another person. Awards are certificates signed by commissioners setting terms of sale of lands from proprietor to settler. Information includes name of settler, exact description of 100-acre lot awarded, name of surveyor, amount of money owed to proprietor, and date of payment. Powers of attorney are legal documents granting power of attorney to certain individuals in conjunction with the process of quieting claims. Surveyor field notes are descriptions of lots surveyed by James Malcom, John Harkness, and Robert Huston, including actual boundaries and condition of land.
With surveyor field notes are lot plans indexed as part of: Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Maps and plans ((M-Ar)50). Vol. 1 includes lots in Thomaston, Cushing, Warren, New Canaan Plantation, Duck Trap, Camden, Northport, and Islesborough on Long Island. Vol. 2 includes lots in Mt. Ephraim in Prospect, Marsh River in Prospect, and land between Marsh River and Penobscot River. For similar material for settlers in Waldoborough, not quieted until 1804, see: Massachusetts. Commissioners to Quiet Settlers in Waldoborough. Certificates of agreement for quieting settlers ((M-Ar)86X).
T.p.: Submission of settlers--Waldo Claim, v. 1-2.
Forms part of: Eastern lands papers.
Microfilm included with series and available in Archives reading room.
Master negative microfilm also available.
Henry Knox papers Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215.
Henry Knox papers Maine Historical Society 485 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.
Alphabetical by settler in each volume.
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0112-A/(OCoLC)145429436 describes the history and functions of the Commissioners to Quiet Settlers on the Waldo Claim.

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