The article recounts the controversy and violence that surrounded the claims in the Waldoborough area. This claims were made by General Henry Know and the heir to the Waldo family, British Loyalists, who sought to reclaim the land after the end of the Revolutionary War.
Taylor, Alan. "The Disciples of Samuel Ely: Settler Resistance Against Henry Knox on The Waldo Patent, 1785-1801." Maine History 26, 2 (1986): 65-100. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol26/iss2/2