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mbles at Falmouth and draws up a statement of particulars......Jan. 4, 1786 Massachusetts lands, 1,107,396 acres, between Penobscot and St. Croix rivers, disposed of by lottery; a large portion purchased by William Bingham, of Philadelphia......March, 1786 Falmouth divided and the peninsula with several opposite islands incorporated and named Portland......July 4, 1786 Convention of thirty-one delegates meets at Portland and petitions the general court that the counties of York, Cumberland, and Lincoln be erected into a separate State, and suggests that the towns vote on the subject......Sept. 6, 1786 [Convention reassembling, Jan. 3, 1787, finds votes cast on separation 994, 645 being yeas; motion to present the petition to the legislature lost, but was presented the year following.] General Court sets off from Lincoln county the new counties of Hancock, from Penobscot Bay to the head of Gouldsborough River, and Washington, east of Hancock......June 25, 1789 Bangor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitehouse, Robert treat 1870- (search)
Whitehouse, Robert treat 1870- Lawyer; born in Augusta, Me., March 27, 1870; graduated at Harvard University in 1891, and at Harvard Law School in 1893; was admitted to the bar in the same year; elected attorney for Cumberland county, Me., in September, 1900. He is the author of Equity jurisdiction; Pleading and practice in Maine; and Constitutional, judicial, and commercial histories of Maine, in the History of the New England States (4 volumes).