Statements of John Bartlet and Eleazar Ellis, both of Plymouth, regarding Indian Land

I, John Bartlet, living in the Second Precinct in Plymouth, am well acquainted with a tract of Indian land, lying in my neighbourhood, about eight or nine miles southerly from the Court House in Plymouth. One end of it being bounded by the seashore for about forty rods, and running back towards the woods, being about one hundred and fifty acres in the whole, according to my best judgment, and is most of it unimproved.

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John Bartlett

Plymouth February 20, 1783

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I, Eleazar Ellis, living in the Second Precinct in Plymouth, about eleven miles southerly from the Court House, am acquainted with several tracts of Indian land, lying near my dwelling house, one piece adjoining on the southerly side of my land, is bounded on the easterly end by the sea about one mile and runs back into the woods about one mile and one half.  Another piece lies adjoining to this, the lower end about half a mile from the sea, and said piece is about square half a mile each side. There is also another piece of Indian land, called the Indian Commons and is about one-mile square.  Also, another large tract of land lying thirteen or fourteen miles from Plymouth Court House, lying by Sandwich line, bounded by the sea, about one mile, which is the breadth of the tract and runs back into the woods about two miles and a half.

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Eleazar Ellis

Plymouth, February 24, 1783

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