Eli Sprague, Titcomb Bailey & Company Account for James Dyer
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An account of an 18th century mill in the area of Baileysville, Maine for work, goods, and services performed by James Dyer. Many of the entries involve cutting logs into lumber and the sale of various products including salt. All money amounts are in Pounds Sterling.
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Eli Sprague was a farmer and lumberman who owned land in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, a grist mill on Denny's Stream, and a sawmill above Milltown on the same river in Charlotte County, New Brunswick. He was one of the first settlers at Sprague's Falls, Maine.
Isaac Titcomb Bailey (or Bayley) was born in 1767 and was an early settler in the Baileyville area along the Schoodic River. He was engaged in sawmill ventures on nearby Denny's Stream during the 1790s with members of the Sprague family.
James Dyer came to Machias in 1783 or 1784 and settled in Calais. He drowned sometime after the birth of his fourth child in 1829. He is mentioned in Annals of Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick by I.C. Knowlton, p. 21.
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An account of an 18th century mill in the area of Baileysville, Maine for work, goods, and services performed by James Dyer.
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Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Maine in 2011.
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