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Person/Organization: Freeman, Enoch

Historical Items

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Item 37702

Pejepscot Claim, 1764

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1764-09-15 Media: Ink on paper

Item 102285

Falmouth Neck deed of ownership, Portland, 1764

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1764-10-01 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 4324

Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers, ca. 1720

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1720 Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.