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The Compiler of the following work made these selections for a History of Penobscot, about two years since; the object of which was, to bring a direct and concise view of this part of the country into a more compact, and cheaper volume than can now be obtained. As reference must be made to many publications, to obtain the information which this contains, all of which are very expensive works; and as it is the general wish of the inhabitants to possess a history of the country in which they live—it was presumed that nearly every family in this part of the country would avail themselves of as cheap and interesting a collection as could have been made; nor was the Compiler disappointed, as above 300 copies were immediately subscribed for in this town only.—In consequence of this liberal encouragement, and by the request of several subscribers, the work is augmented, and calculated for the use of schools, giving a more succinct and accurate description of the boundaries of the District of Maine than now exists, with a more particular description of the Penobscot, and its tributary streams, which combines superior advantages to any other river in the North-eastern States, and perhaps not exceeded by any in the Union of the same extent. There are also added valuable Statistical Tables, shewing the comparative progress of the population of Maine with each individual State in the Union, since the year 1790, with a correct list of the different towns in this District, with their date of incorporation, census in 1810, polls, valuation, and distances from Boston, on the plan of a Gazetteer—Also, some remarks on the climate, sod, and productions.—Most of the materials for this work were selected from Robertson's History of America, Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, Mi nut's Continuation do. Sullivan's History of Maine, Marshall's Life of Washington, Naval H story of the United States, official documents from State Papers, with some information from reputable persons now living on the Penobscot river.
Whipple, Joseph, "History of Acadie, Penobscot Bay and River, With a More Particular Geographical and Statistical View of the District of Maine Than Has Ever Been Published" (1816). Maine History Documents. 36.
Whipple, Joseph. 1816. The history of Acadie, Penobscot Bay and River, with a more particular geographical and statistical view of the district of Maine than has ever been published. Also, statistical tables, shewing at one view the comparative progress of the population of Maine with each other individual state in the union, with an alphabetical list of all the towns with their date of incorporation, census in 1810, polls and valuation in 1812, counties, and distances from Boston. Bangor: Printed by Peter Edes.
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