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Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Jan 9999

Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

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"An act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state": p. 1003-1009.

Extracts of laws and resolves relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper.


Early Court Records Of The Province Of Mayne In Four Volumes, Vol. I, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Jan 1921

Early Court Records Of The Province Of Mayne In Four Volumes, Vol. I, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

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Typed transcription of colonial Court sessions held in York, Maine between March 25, 1636 and November 23, 1661. Records include documentation of criminal and tort cases as well as probate matters. Criminal cases range from public drunkenness to the murder trial of Charles Frost in the death of Warwick Heard, 1646.

The document text is written in 17th Century Early Modern English lacking standardized spelling. This hand-made volume was assembled, bound, and donated to Fogler Library Special Collections by Frank C. Deering.


Early Court Records Of The Province Of Mayne In Four Volumes, Vol. Ii, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Jan 1921

Early Court Records Of The Province Of Mayne In Four Volumes, Vol. Ii, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

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Typed transcription of colonial Court sessions and records held in York, Maine between December 1658 and November 1671. Page numbering continues from Volume 1.

The document text is written marks the historical period of Restoration. Records are not in chronological order but include documentation of criminal and tort cases as well as numerous probate matters. This volume was assembled, bound, and donated to Fogler Library Special Collections by Frank C. Deering.


One Hundred Years Of Statehood: Centennial Studies Celebrations In The Public Schools Of Maine, 1920, State Superintendent Of Schools Jan 1920

One Hundred Years Of Statehood: Centennial Studies Celebrations In The Public Schools Of Maine, 1920, State Superintendent Of Schools

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During the centennial year the children of the public schools should become familiar with the history of Maine from the struggle to subdue the wilderness and plant a civilization to these days of comfort, education and culture.

Struggling against adversity our forefathers toiled to make the sea yield its substance, uproot the forest, plant farms, build homes and to rear their young in the paths of industry and virtue. The task they undertook was of such tremendous proportions that we, who are accustomed to the comfortable homes of today, all the conveniences of travel and facilities for communication, can scarcely ...


Two Messages From The President Of The United States Communicating Additional Correspondence In Relation To The Adjustment Of The Northeastern Boundary, And The Occupation Of The Disputed Territory, Martin Van Buren, Henry S. Fox, John Forsyth, Alpheus Lyon, Philip C. Johnson, Thomas Bartlett, Samuel Cony, Mark Little, Gustavus G. Cushman, John Fairfield, Benjamin Wiggin Mar 1840

Two Messages From The President Of The United States Communicating Additional Correspondence In Relation To The Adjustment Of The Northeastern Boundary, And The Occupation Of The Disputed Territory, Martin Van Buren, Henry S. Fox, John Forsyth, Alpheus Lyon, Philip C. Johnson, Thomas Bartlett, Samuel Cony, Mark Little, Gustavus G. Cushman, John Fairfield, Benjamin Wiggin

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Correspondence authored by President Van Buren, American Secretary of State, John Forsyth, Maine Governor, John Fairfield, British Envoy Henry S. Fox, and others regarding the occupation and movement of British soldiers in the disputed territory along the northeastern boundary of the State of Maine between Maine and modern-day New Brunswick, Canada. The border issue was resolved on August 9, 1842 with the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.


An Historical Sketch, Guide Book, And Prospectus Of Cushing's Island: Casco Bay, Coast Of Maine, William M. Sargent Dec 1835

An Historical Sketch, Guide Book, And Prospectus Of Cushing's Island: Casco Bay, Coast Of Maine, William M. Sargent

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William M. Sargent's combination of a brief history about the discovery and settlement of Cushing's (or Cushing) Island combined with poetry and engravings depicting the island's landscape as well as scenes around Casco Bay. The volume includes bits of regional folklore. In the 20th and 21 Century, Cushing Island is privately owned.


Report Of The Committee Of Elections, And Statement Of The Minority Of The Said Committee, In The Case Of Andrew Roberts, Claiming To Hold A Seat In The House Of Representatives As A Member From The Town Of Waterborough, 10th Legislature Of Maine Jan 1830

Report Of The Committee Of Elections, And Statement Of The Minority Of The Said Committee, In The Case Of Andrew Roberts, Claiming To Hold A Seat In The House Of Representatives As A Member From The Town Of Waterborough, 10th Legislature Of Maine

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A report by the Committee of this House on Contested Elections, to whom has been referred by order of the House, the Memorial of Andrew Robert’s, claiming his right to sit and vote as a member of this House, and that he has been duly elected by the town of Waterborough to represent the same in this House the present year, and to whom has likewise been referred the remonstrance of William Thing and twenty eight others, legal voters of said town of Waterborough against the election of said Roberts as a Representative of said town.


Report Of The Committee Of Elections, In The Case Of Joseph C. Small, Claiming To Hold A Seat In The House Of Representatives As A Member From The District Composed Of The Towns Of Unity, Burnham & Troy, 10th Legislature Of Maine Dec 1829

Report Of The Committee Of Elections, In The Case Of Joseph C. Small, Claiming To Hold A Seat In The House Of Representatives As A Member From The District Composed Of The Towns Of Unity, Burnham & Troy, 10th Legislature Of Maine

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A report the Committee of this House on Contested Elections, to whom was referred the remonstrance of Phineas S. Bennet, of the town of Troy, against the election of Joseph C. Small, and against the right of said Small to a seat in this House, as the Representative from the representative district composed of the towns of Unity, Troy, and Burnham, and claiming to himself the rights of a Representative of said District, founded on a prior election.


Documents Relating To The Boundary Line Between Maine And New Brunswick, George W. Coffin, Henry Clay, Levi Lincoln, Massachusetts Legislature Jan 1826

Documents Relating To The Boundary Line Between Maine And New Brunswick, George W. Coffin, Henry Clay, Levi Lincoln, Massachusetts Legislature

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In 1825, the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in concurrence with the Legislature of the State of Maine, requested that George W. Coffin, the Land Agent for the State of Maine, "...take effectual measures to ascertain the extent of the depredations committed on the lands belonging to this Commonwealth and the State of Maine, by whom the same have been committed, and under what authority, if any, such depredations have been made, and all other facts necessary to bring the offenders to justice, also to make and execute good and sufficient deeds, conveying to the settlers on the undivided ...


Report Of The Committee Appointed To Procure A Survey For The Route Of The Contemplated Cumberland & Oxford Canal To Which Is Added The Report Of The Engineer, Containing An Estimate Of The Expence Of Making The Canal, Cumberland & Oxford Canal Operation, Woodbury Storer, John Perly, Phinehas Varnum, Eli Longley Nov 1823

Report Of The Committee Appointed To Procure A Survey For The Route Of The Contemplated Cumberland & Oxford Canal To Which Is Added The Report Of The Engineer, Containing An Estimate Of The Expence Of Making The Canal, Cumberland & Oxford Canal Operation, Woodbury Storer, John Perly, Phinehas Varnum, Eli Longley

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The Committee chosen for the purpose of procuring a Survey to be made, of the Route of the contemplated Cumberland and Oxford Canal, and of causing an estimate of the probable amount necessary for carrying the design into full effect, have performed the services assigned them, and now present the annexed Report and Estimate of the Engineer, which will in part, exhibit the result of their labours.

The Estimate of actual expense is $130,804,89 ; to which is added 5 pr. cent, or $6,540,24, lest in any event that sum should prove insufficient for the completion of ...


Governor's Message : Gentlemen Of The Senate And The House Of Representatives, Albion K. Parris Jan 1823

Governor's Message : Gentlemen Of The Senate And The House Of Representatives, Albion K. Parris

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January 1823 State of the State address by Albion Keith Parris, Maine's 5th Governor (1822-1827), to the state Legislature:

“IN entering upon the duties of the several stations to which we have been respectively elected, we cannot be unmindful of our dependence upon that source of wisdom, to which all men, more especially those entrusted with the exercise of important political powers, should look for direction and support. To that Being we have abundant reason to be grateful, which the transactions of this occasion cannot fail of bringing distinctly to our consideration. Our State has been blessed with the ...