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Person/Organization: Wadsworth, Peleg

Historical Items

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Item 136

Silhouette of Peleg Wadsworth, Portland, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Location: Portland Media: Paper

Item 9964

Peleg Wadsworth letter about Penobscot Expedition, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1779-08-14 Location: Castine; Castine; Castine Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11144

Peleg Wadsworth's Pistol, ca. 1770

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1770 Location: Portland Media: Metal and wood

Online Exhibits

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Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2

The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation Overwhelmingly dedicated to independence from Britain, Mainers quieted any murmurs of…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Coasting Law of 1789

The Coasting Law of 1789 'Unity' and 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1775 The Coasting Law of 1789 required that merchant ships port and register at…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Final Vote

The Final Vote William Williamson to Joseph Williamson on the final vote for separation, Boston, 1819Maine Historical Society For several…