Hannah Pierce on crop difficulty, 1851

Contributed by Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Not available for reproduction or licensing. More info.


Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of Baldwin wrote to her brother Josiah in Gorham about her problems getting her crops in.

She noted that her corn crop was small because it had been poorly taken care of. She had to hire people to plant and care for the crops and had increasing difficulty finding appropriate persons.

She told her brother she had paid off two of the farm workers and had a few more small bills to pay.

She said her motto was "owe no man anything."

View/Add Comments


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

About This Item

  • Title: Hannah Pierce on crop difficulty, 1851
  • Creator: Hannah Pierce
  • Creation Date: 1851-11-23
  • Subject Date: 1851
  • Location: Baldwin, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Collection: Pierce family collection
  • Object Type: Text

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

How to cite content on this site

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.