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Smith, Samuel to Edward Kavanagh

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09081 Author/Creator: Smith, Samuel Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1832 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: As Governor of Maine, to future Governor, about the latter's determination of the Canadian border the previous August, by survey on foot. Also mentions occupancy of new Capitol Building and redrafting of Maine's militia laws.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Boundary or Property DisputeCanadaMilitiaArchitectureSurveying

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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