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Item 18067

Indenture of Eliza Ann Burham, Corinth, 1838

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1838 Location: Corinth Media: Ink on paper

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Indenture contract for Samuel Perkins of Arundel, 1805

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1805 Location: Arundel Media: Ink on paper

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Indenture agreement, William Bayley to Joseph Quimby, 1774

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1774 Location: Portland; Portland; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Montpelier

Indenture for Ebenezer Dunton, April 7, 1794Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society The use of a classic oval-on-axis design is believed to have…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Maine's Pauper Laws and the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor

Deeds of indenture were to provide for the instruction of the children; the males were to be instructed to read, write and perform basic arithmetic…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

Some indentured servants in Massachusetts had written in their contracts that they should not be served lobster more than three times a week…