James Brackett note to Moses Greenleaf on slate vein, Bangor, 1833

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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.

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  • 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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