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Maine to become a state?...



Item # 580824

March 7, 1811

MIDDLESEX GAZETTE, Middletown, Connecticut, March 7, 1811  Page two of this issue has a headline "Another New State" in which "The District Maine, (a part of the state of Massachusetts, but separated from Old Massachusetts by the state of New-Hampshire)... we find by the last Boston Centinel, that the Senators and Representatives in Massachusetts legislature from the district of Maine... have held a Convention in Boston, and voted 56 to 18, that 'it is expedient to take the sense of the people on a separation from Old Massachusetts.'" We know Maine did not become a state until nine years later a part of the Missouri Compromise. Also within the issue is a short report of a duel between two midshipmen from the Constitution frigate.

An article "To Men of Science" pertains to the late bad weather which began after Christmas day when the moon changed in alignment (Perigee). This will not occur again until the year 1820. This incident is in confirmation of the Newtonian System of Phylosophy.

Other news and advertisements are within the issue.

This is complete in four pages, with an irregular spine containing several small binding holes, some lite foxing, and stray hand writing in the margins on the second page, otherwise is in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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