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Historical Items

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Item 101265

William Ellery on shipping fees, Newport, Rhode Island, 1789

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1789-08-29 Location: Newport Media: Ink on paper

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Item 101278

John Witherspoon on William Franklin's arrest, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-07-03 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Item 101270

Lewis Morris inquiring about family after Revolutionary War battle, Philadelphia, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-09-13 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets

Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.