Source: The Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 2 (Bangor, Me.: J. W. Porter, 1887).
Muscongus was a location later divided between the towns of Bristol and Bremen. Medumcook (Meduncook) was incorporated in 1772 as the town of Friendship.
[p. 158]PETITION FROM INHABITANTS OF MUSCONGUS AND MEDUMCOOK, 1767, TO THE GENERAL COURT.*
The inhabitants of Muscongus and Medumcook Plantations, represent that the Courts are held in Frankfort,† now in the western part of the County, and that a great part of the people who attend there have to lodge on the floor, or in barns, or set up all night by the fire; and they ask that the Courts may be removed to near the centre of the County.
John Demorse, Jr.
William Elwell, Jr.‡
*From General Court Records, Jan. 4, 1767.
†Now Dresden, on the Kennebec River.
‡These men were, nearly all of them, from Plymouth County, Mass.