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Keywords: John Y. Merrill

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Item 99372

Balsamic salve advertisement, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Leeds Media: Printers ink on paper

Item 99374

Sons of Temperance certificate, Leeds, 1847

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: 1847-03-30 Location: Leeds Media: Ink (printer and pen) on paper

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Item 99377

Rheumatism and poultice recipe, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Leeds Media: Pencil on paper

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Leeds Historical Society

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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