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Luther Cary petition for bounty on mulberry trees and silk manufacturing, Turner, 1841

Contributed by Maine State Archives

Luther Cary of Turner petitioned the state Legislature for a bounty on mulberry trees and a bounty on silk manufacturing in Maine.

The petition includes a sample of silk Cary produced. It is signed by Luther Cary, Francis Cary, John Dillingham and Timothy Sudden.

The petition was written on separate sheets that were then attached with sealing wax to form one long sheet. They appear here separately.

The petition argues that bounties for silk manufacture will help Maine farmers, make Maine less dependent on foreign nations, and provide employment for Maine women and girls. It argues that many are employed in heavy farm work that is not suitable to them.

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  • Title: Luther Cary petition for bounty on mulberry trees and silk manufacturing, Turner, 1841
  • Creator: Cary, Luther
  • Creation Date: 1841-01-25
  • Subject Date: 1841
  • Town: Turner
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: silk, ink on paper
  • Local Code: Legislative Graveyard 1841, Box 142/27
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5795
http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/

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