Letter to Joseph Houlton - June 26, 1809

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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
  • Locations:
    • Boston, Suffolk County, MA
    • MA
    • St. John, NB, Canada
    • Eastport, MA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 33.8 cm x 18.9 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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