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Avery, John (1739-1806) Copy of an Act to establish the Kennebeck and Penobscot Corporation

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10345 Author/Creator: Avery, John (1739-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 24 June 1802 Pagination: 7 p. : docket ; 39.5 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: The corporation is also referred to as the "first Maine Turnpike Corporation." Contains the following copied signature of John C. Jones (Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives), David Cobb (President of the Massachusetts Senate), and Caleb Strong (Governor of Massachusetts). John Avery signs as Massachusetts Secretary of State. Henry Knox is a member of the corporation. Location inferred.

People: Avery, John, 1739-1806
Strong, Caleb, 1745-1819
Cobb, David, 1748-1830
Jones, John C., fl. 1802
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Road ConstructionInfrastructureGovernment and CivicsTransportation

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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