Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Col. Baldwin” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7.:

...e action of the General Court, which authorized the sale in Massachusetts of tickets of the Amoskeag Canal Lottery, but exercised a thrifty oversight by directing that the money should be applied by Col. Baldwin . A century ago a favorite method of raising money for public enterprises was by lottery, and Amoskeag Canal was no exception, as seen by reference to the newspapers of the time. Incidentally ...
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