Distribution of separationist sentiment, Portland, 1816

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Samuel Ayer wrote to Benjamin Ames about the behind-the-scenes propaganda of the post-War of 1812 separation (Maine from Massachusetts) movement. Ayer sought a financial contribution to print and distribute a pro-separation pamphlet, for "the love of Maine." Within this short letter, admittedly written “in haste,” Ayer provided insight into the movement's contemporary printing prices and methods

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  • Title: Distribution of separationist sentiment, Portland, 1816
  • Creation Date: 1816-04-21
  • Subject Date: 1816-04-21
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-226
  • Object Type: Text

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