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Map of the District of Maine / Osgood Carleton 1799

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Osgood Carleton, a prominent Massachusetts gazeteer, cartographer, and author of almanacs, compiled this map in 1799 from maps and descriptions by surveyors like Ephraim Ballard. The General Court was (and is today) the official name of the Massachusetts legislature, which is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives.


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