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The broadsheet publication includes text of Dr. Daniel Rose's defense in response to charges of misappropriated funds in the process of constructing the Maine State Prison at Thomaston.
In February 1822, Dr. Daniel Rose, John Chandler, and William Pitt Preble were appointed by the Maine State Legislature to begin researching the construction of the new state prison. In February 1823, Dr. Rose was appointed the agent to oversee construction of the prison.
Among controversies discussed in the newspaper extra, was purchase of the 10 acre tract of land on which the prison was built from former Governor William King for a sum of $3000.
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Maine State Prison
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Rose, Daniel, "Maine Patriot & State Gazette...Extra. Doctor Rose's Vindication" (1830). Maine Bicentennial. 118.