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Unknown [Subscribers to the Penobscot Turnpike]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07685 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: November 1801 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.8 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: A list of subscribers petitioning to build a turnpike road from Harriman's Ferry in Prospect, Maine to Kennebec Bridge in Augusta, Maine. Each subscriber agrees to petition the Legislature for the road.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PetitionInfrastructureRoad ConstructionGovernment and CivicsWaldo Patent

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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