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Bowman, John (fl. 1776) [Petition of inhabitants of Kennebeck River in Lincoln County]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.064 Author/Creator: Bowman, John (fl. 1776) Place Written: Maine Type: Document Date: circa 1776 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30.5 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by 38 other men. Petition to the members of the Massachusetts Bay Council and the House of Representatives requesting that a port and a naval office be established upon the Kennebeck River (present day Kennebec River, Maine). States that the naval office at Boothbay is very inconvenient for trade since it is a great distance to Boothbay or Falmouth.

People: Bowman, John, fl. 1776

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceMaritimeNavyGovernment and CivicsPetition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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