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Enoch Lincoln Documents

Chapter 67, Private and Special Laws, State of Maine Resolve relating to a state burial ground, and the erection of certain monuments. Resolved, That the governor and council be authorized to select a portion of the public ground in front … Continue reading

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Executive Orders

Governor

Executive Orders are official acts of a governor to establish policies and practices for the Executive Branch in the administration of state government.  These Orders may direct that certain actions be taken, that emergencies be dealt with in a prescribed … Continue reading

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Land Agent Certificate for Swedish Colonists 1870

Certificate Issued by State Land Agent for Swedish Colonists, 1870

The following is a copy of the certificate issued by the State Land Agent to Swedish colonists assigning them lots for clearing and development. (For printing purposes in full size, use legal size paper and set the print options accordingly.)

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Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act 1979

INDIAN TERRITORIES CHAPTER 601 MAINE INDIAN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT (To Indian Lands Claims article.) 30 § 6201. Short title INDIAN TERRITORIES CHAPTER 601 MAINE INDIAN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT 30 § 6201. Short title This Act shall be known and may be cited … Continue reading

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Status of Women 1874

1875 Law Giving the Authority to Solemnize Marriage and Administer Oaths

Text of a 1875 law giving women the authority to solemnize marriage and administer oaths. (Click to enlarge.) Prior to 1875, women, who could not yet vote, had no authority to act as a justice of the peace, administering oaths, … Continue reading

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Status of Women 1892

[pp. 13-17] LIST OF EMPLOYMENTS. Women were found engaged in the following employments. Artists. Art stores. Bazaars. Cigar stores. Crockery stores. Confectionery stores. Dry goods stores. Dry goods and notion stores. Dry goods and carpet stores. Dry and fancy goods … Continue reading

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Status of Women 1892 Statistics

Women Wage Workers by Occupation 1892

STATISTICS FROM A SURVEY FOR THE COMMISSIONER OF INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR STATISTICS REPORT, 1892 [pp. 150-151] Out of a total of 2,583 there are 115 who cannot read and 124 Who cannot write the English language, or between four and … Continue reading

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Swedish Colony Law 1870

Location Map for New Sweden

Law Promoting Swedish Immigration [See New Sweden, Stockholm, Westmanland and the Swedish Colony Report.] Chapter 173. An act to promote immigration and to facilitate the settlement of the public lands. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Swedish Colony Report 1870

Location Map for New Sweden

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION – 1870 [This report of the Board is also an introduction to the more extensive Report of the Commissioner of Immigration, 1870. Several similar reports were made in succeeding years. All are available at … Continue reading

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