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Argument for Maine Statehood Broadside

Identifier: SpC MS 1604-sc

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Broadside signed by residents of Pittston, Maine, arguing for the separation of the District of Maine from Massachusetts and suggesting that the legislature authorize a convention of delegates from all towns in the district "to declare the sense of their constituents, to frame a constitution ... and to do and transact all things ... necessary to the ... establishment of a separate and independent state."

Signed on verso Feb. 9, 1803 by David Cobb, president of the Massachusetts Senate, and members of the House of Representatives.


  • 1803

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1 broadside (36 x 30 cm)

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University of Maine
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