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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Somerset. (search)
New Somerset. The provinces held by Gorges after the division of the New England territory were named New Somerset. He sent out his nephew, William Gorges, as deputy-governor of the domain, which extended from the Piscataqua to the Kennebec. He assumed rule over the fishing hamlets there, and held a general court at Saco. See Maine; New England.