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Unknown [Questions about the District of Maine]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06014 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: 31 December 1793 Pagination: 4 p. ; 30.5 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: List of 43 questions about Maine. They ask about population, farm land, climate, animals, types of crops, timber, and navigable waters. Wants to know what Maine can produce for the West Indies trade.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Geography and Natural HistoryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryWildlifeMaritimeCaribbeanCommerceMerchants and TradeIndustryEconomicsFinanceWheatMiningCensusGovernment and CivicsImmigration and MigrationHealth and MedicalMillDiet and nutritionLand TransactionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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