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Creating the town of Castine... Benedict Arnold...

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March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796  The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, signed in type: Samuel Adams.
Keep in mind that Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820.
Page 3 has a short bit: "Benedict Arnold is coming out from England in he West India Expedition as a Major-General. If nothing else, this circumstance we think ought to damn it."
Four pages, small piece from the top of the back leaf, old mend to page 4, otherwise good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's