Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Memorial of Phillip Hairlihy
September 20, 1798
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Exact Transcription of Content from the Original by Mary Lynn Smith:
Commander in Chief of the Province of New BrunswickTo His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire Lieutenant Governor and
The Memorial of Phillip Hairlihy
Inhabitant of Miramichie
Humbly Sheweth, he having a Large Family (of Twelve) to support, and the land they now live on not being sufficient, the Fuel not sufficient for the consumption of one winter.
Prays His Excellency will be graciously pleased to Allot a tract of Land on the southside of the River Tabishan-Tack, commencing about two Miles from the Bay, of 200 acres each, -? To Phillip Hairlihy Senr, Phillip Hairlihy Junr, James Wm. Hairlihy, * John Blake, * Robt. Blake, -? * William Wishart, and further Pray his Excellency to allot 25 Acres of Salt Marsh to each Lot commencing on the part most convenient to said Lots.
And Your Memorialist as in Duty bound will ever pray
* 3 Stepsons
20th Septr 1798
The Situation of the land and marsh above described is vacant – Note
Robert Blake has taken his Allotment on the North side of the River and improved it.
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