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Albee, William (fl. 1792) [Survey and exploration journal of one million acres in Maine]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05654 Author/Creator: Albee, William (fl. 1792) Place Written: Maine Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 15 October - 9 December 1792 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Full title: "A journal over 1,000,000 acres of land in the County of Hancock & Washington, sold by government to General Jackson & others- containing a description of the soil, growth river, lakes, ponds, brooks, mountains, plains, swamps, meadows & commencing Monday 15 October 1792." Created by William Albee and Joseph Pierpont, with additional notes by John Peters. Lists the names of inhabitants of specific areas of the land. Meticulous in detail, the survey includes numbers of trees, etc., and presents analyses of the land for potential use.

People: Albee, William, fl. 1792.
Peters, John, fl. 1789-1792.
Pierpont, Joseph, fl. 1792.
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Geography and Natural History, Surveying, Land Transaction, Waldo Patent, Government and Civics, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Industry

Sub Era: The Early Republic