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Person/Organization: Chandler, John

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Item 12841

John Chandler, Portland, ca. 1810

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1810 Location: Portland; Monmouth; Epping Media: Photographic print

Item 21974

John Chandler, Monmouth, 1820

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1820 Location: Augusta; Monmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 23858

General John Chandler, Monmouth, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: Monmouth Media: Ink on paper

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.