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A Declaration of the Inhabitants of Scarborough, Falmouth, Black Point, and Casco, 1663

Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 5 (Apr. 1851).

[p. 264]
4 July
}A Declaration of ye Townes of Scarborow & Ffalmouth Black Point & Casco to be Presented to ye Hond Court att York.

Wee ye Subscribers according to a petition presented by some of vs to ye Hond Generall Court of ye Massachusetts doe herby Declare that we are not willing to contend or Determine who shall be our Gouernours butt in that to submit to whom itt shall please ye Lord & our Soueraing to appoint ouer vs Neither to resist any power whereby any man shall be legallie cast in any Civill action or Criminall.

Yet wee are nott willing to subject or submit ourselves to ye claims of either Authorities in this province or Countie for fear of bringing our selues into further trouble till itt shall bee Determined by his Maiestie our Soueraing Lord ye King to whom we properlie belong, but if itt shall so please ye Claimes of both Authorities to act according to ye agreement all wels wee shall willinglie and Cheerfulli Submit thereto Till wee haue a definite resolution from our Soueraing Wee doe Likewise Declare our griefe of Spiritt for ye hard and vnciuill cariage & vsage wch not Long since exercised vpon an Antient officer amongst vs who acted in his Maiesties Name and for ought we know by Authoritie Deriued from him and ye Daylie threatnings which are Daylie putt forth concerning them yt joyned with him in acting & those yt obayed in submitting and as wee conceiue in Confidence wee are bound to Doe the vtmost of ovr endeauors for ye preseruation of any from amongst vs to be vsed in ye Like manner by reason wee are fullie perswaded yt ye Honrd Covrt neur gaue any order for svch acting and yt some of vs haue often heard him & others declare yt if ye Hd General Covrt had ovght to say against them they would be willing to goe if they sent but ye Least officer for them. Subscribed by vs   fourth day of Juli 1663.

Ambros bowdin Senior
Roger Vicars
Michall Maddine
Joell Maddine
Tho Hammett
Samuel Gakman
Walter Kendall
Authur Alger
And [blot] Alger [or Algar]
Tho : Elkin
Mr. Wm Smith
Mr. Richard Foxwell
John Timin
John Libee Senior
John Jackson
Peter Hinkson
Christopher Elkins
Antonie Roe
William Smallall
Jonas Bayli
Christopher Collins
Andrew Browne
Phillip Griffin
George Bartlett
John Kowell
Mr. Henry Watts
John Libee Junr
John Austin
Jane Mackworth widow
Ffrancis Neall
Richard Martin
Ffrancis Small
Robt Corbin
George Ffelt
Nathaniell Whorf
Thomas Sandford
Robert Sandford
Benjamin Hatwell
John Guye
Samson Penlie
Theod Cleark
Lawrence Dauis
Thomas Greenslad
Edward Mannering
John Winter
Will Batten [?]
Ralph Turner

Original Paper.
Another rendering of this list is cited on page 21 of The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Me., 1928-1939):
222b Petition against Mr. Cleeve and Others. (Spring of 1663).—Doc. Hist. iv. 308.
By the original, Mass. Arch. iii. 287:
Alter Benj. Halwell to Hatwell [Atwell].
Alter Samson Perli to Penli.
Alter Edw. Macering to Manering.