Proclamation of statehood, 1820

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Proclamation of statehood, 1820

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William King, president of the convention that drew up a Constitution and proposed statehood for Maine, signed a proclamation announcing that Congress admitted Maine to the Union on March 3, 1820, and that the Constitution, previously adopted by the residents, was now in effect.

The proclamation was dated March 16.

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About This Item

  • Title: Proclamation of statehood, 1820
  • Creator: King, William
  • Creation Date: 1820-03-16
  • Subject Date: 1820
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Broadside 110
  • Object Type: Text

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