Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Capt. James Brackett of Bangor wrote a brief cover note to Moses Greenleaf (1777-1834) of Bangor. He enclosed a letter from the Rev. David James of Long Island, New York, about the discovery of a vein of slate in the Brownville-Williamsburg area.
Greenleaf, who moved to Williamsburg in 1811 and who was a noted cartographer, promoted economic development in Maine, including the slate discovered in Williamsburg.
Greenleaf surveyed and mapped much of Maine and promoted Maine's independence from Massachusetts.
About This Item
- Title: James Brackett note to Moses Greenleaf on slate vein, Bangor, 1833
- Creator: Brackett, James
- Creation Date: 1833-07-08
- Subject Date: circa 1833
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.5 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 131, Box 1/12
- Collection: Greenleaf-Merrill family papers
- Object Type: Text
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