e the Subscribers being appointed July 14, 1740 a committee to perfect the lines of the farm granted by the Genl Court 1735 which Lyeth on Pescatequogg River according to the Plan of the Same accordingly we Repaird to said farm on the 19th of Augt 1740 and on the 21 and 22d Dayes of Said month with the assistance of Mr John Goff and Mr. John Lovell
We dislike to criticise harshly the worthy committeemen of so long ago, but do wish that they, or Clerk Willis, had finished the statement so wel, and to others.
These last were probably the some Peoples and the Portsmouth gentlemen referred to in Medford records, and by or under them the first settling thought to have been begun in 1742.
The decision of the crown as to boundary was in 1740, and gave to New Hampshire territory fourteen miles further south than she had ever claimed.
Piscataquogg meant great deer place.
The usual reservation of masts for our royal navy was in the charter of all the scores of towns chartered by Wentwo