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Letter to Joseph Houlton - June 26, 1809

Contributed by Cary Library

This letter illustrates the difficulty in conducting business with Northern Maine communities in the early nineteenth century before Maine became a state. Since there was no road to Northern Maine, people, supplies and communication to Northern Maine traveled through New Brunswick, Canada.

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  • Title: Letter to Joseph Houlton - June 26, 1809
  • Creator: Oliver Shead
  • Creation Date: 1809-06-26
  • Subject Date: 1809
  • Local Name: Northern Maine
  • Town: Boston, Eastport, St. John
  • County: Suffolk
  • State: MA, NB
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 33.8 cm x 18.9 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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(207) 532-1302
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