Masardis & Oxbow
Report of the Commissioners Appointed Under Resolve of April 12, 1854 to Locate grants and determine the extent of Possessory Claims Under the Late Treaty with Great Britain Augusta: Stevens & Blaine, Printers to the State 1855
Location of Report at State of Maine Archives:Land Office Records: Webster-Ashburton Treaty 1 Archival Box 1854 Record Group Location A21R20 4-9 Box Number 1
"We have heard the statements and proofs, and have surveyed land set off by metes and bounds, to the persons whose names are here underwritten, the following described lots having been possessed and improved by them or the persons under them whom they claim, for more than six years before the date of the treaty."
[The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, the purpose of which was to settle the boundary lines between the United States and Great Britain, in this case, Maine and New Brunswick.]
Purchasers from the State, of lots improved before August 9, 1836, pages 9,10
In Masardis page 13
"We have examined the claims of persons under said treaty, to lands possessed and improved by them, or those under whom they claim, prior to the date of the treaty but whose possession and improvement had not been commenced six years previous thereto, which lands were purchased or contracted for before the date of the treaty, and have set off to the persons whose names are here underwritten, tne following described lots:"
In Township No.9, Range 6 (Oxbow), pages 15,16
Lots purchased or contracted for, and improved before August 9, 1842
Lots granted to encourage the erection of Mills, improved before August 19, 1842
from page 17:
"We have examined the claims of persons who claim to be equitably entitled to land under said treaty, by reason of possession and improvement, but whose possession had not been commenced six years before the treaty, and have determined the extent of their several claims.
Many of the settlers, on said lots, have purchased or contracted for the same, since the date of the treaty, and have thereby acquired a title to their land.
Several of these lots are located on townships the title to which is not in the State. The proprietors of said townships are willing to release their title to said lots for a reasonable compensation, or exchange the same for other lands belonging to the State.
In the record hereunto annexed, we have omitted those lots set off by the former Commissioners, under the resolves of 1844, upon the St. John River, which were not improved prior to the date of the treaty."
In Masardis, page 22
In Township No.9, Range 6 (Oxbow) page 22
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