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Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Copy of a Plan of Township No. 6, East Division and Part of Township No. 7, East Division in the County of Washington containing 17,375 acres. The map includes a notation of the parish of St. Stephens, New Brunswick. Faint pencil notations can be seen on some lots. The map includes a compass point indicating magnetic north. The map does not include a scale for measurements.


Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map of Blue Hill Academy property containing 12,320 acres. Map includes a survey of tree species and landscape features along one of the property boundaries. The map is faded and includes lightly penciled notes and additions. A red-bordered contact adhesive sticker on the face of the map reads: "T.ship 1." Virso is marked "Tship 24." The map does not include a scale.

Key
b — Burnt land
h — Heath
S — Sedar [sic] swamp
g — hardwood stand
v — Rocky land
l — Ledgy land
m — Meadow land
p — Pine
sp — Spruce
J — hackmatack


Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N23. Middle Division, is six miles square bounded north on N29, south on N17, west on N22, east on N24 of the same division contains 23,040 acres, Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396]. Attest Rufus Putnam (copy).

Township N31 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above, & is six miles square, bounded north on N37, south on N25, west on N30 of the same division, east on N25 & N26 of the east division, contains 23,040 acres.

Township N26 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above & is six miles square bounded north on ...


Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N. 25 East Division is bounded as described on the several lines thereof and lyes [sic] for 23040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396] (Copy) Attest. Rufus Putnam. Lots drawn in Township No 25 East division orig.

Ticket: N143 Lot: N27 Acres: 160 Proprietor: Jonathan Duright of Springfield
Ticket: N675 Lot: N30 Acres: 320 Proprietor: The Heirs of Sylvester Gardner of Boston.


Township Number 15, John Gardner Jan 9999

Township Number 15, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map of Township Number 15 on paper. The map is damaged and incomplete. The map includes Wabash and Scotts Streams. The plots are numbered and include notations regarding acreage. The map includes faint pencil notations. Bodies of water are outlined in blue ink.


No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N.38 Middle Division, six miles square bounded North on unlocated lands of the North Division, South on N.32 and East on N.39 of the Middle Division; West on unlocated lands of the First Division. Contains 23,040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch (or 1:396). Attest Rufus Putnam

On the back of the map, there is a list of proprietor names, the number of lots, acres in each lot and "number of the tickets drawn against."


Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine] on vellum. Boundaries are labeled: No. 8 Range 3 Line S. 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; B Range 2 Line S.72° E 6 miles 86 rods; Monticello Line N 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; D Line N 72° W 6 miles 86 rods.

Lots include lot numbers, pencil and ink notations identifying bodies of water and homesteads. Bodies of water are shaded in blue. Other features are color-coded and coded with line patterns but the map lacks an interpretive key.


Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, printed map of townships in Washington County, Maine, made from surveys by R. N. Hayden and John Gardner. The map includes 92,160 acres, exclusive of Native American holdings. The map label reads: "Plan of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East half. No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. half No. 5 with two mile strips north, N.D. Situated in County of Washington, State of Maine." The map scale is 1:63,360, or one inch to a mile.


Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner Jan 9999

Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, pencil, pen and ink map of a portion of the eastern border of Washington and Hancock Counties, Maine and include townships No. 5, No. 6, No. 42, No. 43, No. 36, No. 37, No. 30 and No. 31. Pencil notations indicate the location of dams and woods camps. Names included on camps include: J. Hayward and N. Bowker. Many of the landscape features are labeled.


Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Jan 9999

Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

Maine Bicentennial

"An act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state": p. 1003-1009.

Extracts of laws and resolves relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper.


Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

A pen and ink on vellum lot plan of Lewys Island in Princeton township. Projections are on a scale of sixteen rods to an inch or 1:3168. Map includes labeled streets and path of the railroad. Lots are numbered. Some lots labeled with the last names or initials of owners.


A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Hand-drawn pen and ink map on blue paper identified by the caption: "A plan of the South half No. 5 North division on a scale of 160 Rods to an inch [1:11,880], County of Washington." The rectangular map is six lots wide and three lots deep and includes depiction of numbered lots with the acreage noted. Bodies of water are shaded with blue pencil. The lower left corner of the map has been torn away.


Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, plan "of lands set off to settlers on the St. John River in Township letter L & M R 2nd W E L S by the C---- s------ of Maine & Massachusetts app---- to carry into effect the 4th article of the Treaty of Washington [1842]."

The Treaty of Washington, also known as the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, resolved border issues between the United States and British North American colonies in the region that became Canada. This treaty resolved the Aroostook War, disputing the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border. The creator of the map is not identified but ...


Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, hand-drawn map in pen and ink on vellum. Map has no recorded title, date or scale. A red bordered adhesive stamp is labeled T.ship 3 in pencil. A faded pencil inscription at the bottom of the map is illegible. Lovely Brook is identified as laying south of the identified "South Line of the Plymouth Township," but a larger river bisecting the land block is unidentified. The creator of the map is not identified but the document is part of the collection belonging to John Gardner.


A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map drawn on craft paper of "Township No. 5 north half." Map is badly damaged and incomplete. The document was originally drawn in pencil which was later traced over in pen and ink. Lots contain lot numbers and notations regarding acreage. The map is marked with grease spots and foot prints and long-hand calculations.


All Things To All People, Part One, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Dec 2104

All Things To All People, Part One, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Our Constitutional Logic has identified the fundamental predicate of Government I, which operated, more or less, under Constitution I, the Constutiton of the year One, as a disposable government. See The Standard Model at War, 17 OCL 350. if government asserts, affirmatively, that it is disposable, isn’t it also asserting that it can replicate its systems (= structures political society) at will? OCL builds on its assertion of political society as a three-goaled contrivance. See Why Do Political Societies Exist? 2 OCL 883. Isn’t such a government asserting the primacy of the needs of civil society? By offering to ...


How Do We Know When Political Societies Change?, Peter Aschenbrenner Jan 2104

How Do We Know When Political Societies Change?, Peter Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Predicates, features, attributes and properties of a system are liable to change. How does the change get marked down? For this purpose what facet of a system should command our attention? Any system worth the name, Our Constitutional Logic argues, is aware of its own standing in civil society. OCL considers the issues raised.


Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies In Nineteenth-Century America [Table Of Contents], Jason Berger Jun 2020

Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies In Nineteenth-Century America [Table Of Contents], Jason Berger

Literature

Sociality under the sign of liberalism has seemingly come to an end—or, at least, is in dire crisis. Xenocitizens returns to the antebellum United States in order to intervene in a wide field of responses to our present economic and existential precarity. In this incisive study, Berger challenges a shaken but still standing scholarly tradition based on liberal-humanist perspectives. Through the concept of xenocitizen, a synthesis of the terms “xeno,” which connotes alien or stranger, and “citizen,” which signals a naturalized subject of a state, the book uncovers realities and possibilities that have been foreclosed by dominant paradigms. Xenocitizens ...


That Further Shore: A Memoir Of Irish Roots And American Promise [Table Of Contents], John D. Feerick Apr 2020

That Further Shore: A Memoir Of Irish Roots And American Promise [Table Of Contents], John D. Feerick

Biography

A rare and evocative memoir of a respected constitutional scholar, dedicated public servant, political reformer, and facilitator of peace in the land of his ancestors

John D. Feerick’s life has all the elements of a modern Horatio Alger story: the poor boy who achieves success by dint of his hard work. But Feerick brought other elements to that classical American success story: his deep religious faith, his integrity, and his paramount concern for social justice. In his memoir, The Further Shore, Feerick shares his inspiring story, from its humble beginnings born to immigrant parents in the South Bronx, going ...


Book Review Of, The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward A New Historical Appraisal Of The Ku Klux Klan Of The 1920s, Darrell Millner Sep 2019

Book Review Of, The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward A New Historical Appraisal Of The Ku Klux Klan Of The 1920s, Darrell Millner

Darrell M. Millner

Reviews the book "The Invisible Empire in the West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s" by Shawn Lay


Fifty Years Ago, When Newport Remembered Rochambeau, John R. Wadleigh Sep 2019

Fifty Years Ago, When Newport Remembered Rochambeau, John R. Wadleigh

Newport History

Fifty years before the publishing of this article, the landing of the French army under General Rochambeau on American soil, as well as the end of the Revolutionary War were celebrated as part of our nation's Sesquicentennial. In 1930 Newport recalled the French landing with local festivities including a parade and speeches with fireworks on Washington Square in the evening of the 11th of July. In this article, Wadleigh goes in depth about the history and proceedings of this event.


The Story Of The Analysis Of Green End Fort, K. Walsh Sep 2019

The Story Of The Analysis Of Green End Fort, K. Walsh

Newport History

During the American Revolution, three groups of people built forts on Aquidneck Island: the colonials, the English and their Hessian allies, and the French under Rochambeau with the aid of the colonial militia. In the winter of 1976, a study was published in the Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society which went into a detailed analysis of map locations of the forts, based on recently available maps drawn by British and French forces that occupied the island. The result of this analysis indicated that the redoubt located on Vernon Avenue in Middletown was not an English fort, but one built ...


Book Review, John F. Millar Sep 2019

Book Review, John F. Millar

Newport History

John F. Millar reviews Biographical Directory of American Colonial and Revolutionary Governors 1607-1789 by John W. Raimo.


Wagon Tracks Volume 33, Issue 4 (August 2019), Santa Fe Trail Association Sep 2019

Wagon Tracks Volume 33, Issue 4 (August 2019), Santa Fe Trail Association

Wagon Tracks

2 On the Cover: Somewhere along the Arkansas

4 President: As I See It

5 Manager: Joanne's Jottings

6 Trail News

7 Symposium 2019

10 Education and the New Mexico Elite during Santa Fe Trail Days

16 A Map of DAR Markers across Kansas Located

20 Trip of Firsts

23 Hiram Young: Black Entrepreneur on the Santa Fe Trail

26 Books: Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America; Las Vegas, NM: 1835-1935

28 Chapter Reports

29 Membership Form

32 Calendar


Smith, Zachariah Frederick, 1827-1911 (Sc 3472), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Smith, Zachariah Frederick, 1827-1911 (Sc 3472), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3472. Letter, 15 August 1875, of Zachariah F. Smith, Eminence, Kentucky, in reference to a report and map of the Cumberland & Ohio Railroad Company. The letter outlines some steps to be taken, in Smith's opinion, for the development of this intended trunk line south from Cincinnati, Ohio, including the need to secure additional financing. The report and map are not included.


Terror In The Heart Of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, And The Meaning Of Race In The Postemancipation South, Hannah Rosen Sep 2019

Terror In The Heart Of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, And The Meaning Of Race In The Postemancipation South, Hannah Rosen

Hannah Rosen

The meaning of race in the antebellum southern United States was anchored in the racial exclusivity of slavery (coded as black) and full citizenship (coded as white as well as male). These traditional definitions of race were radically disrupted after emancipation, when citizenship was granted to all persons born in the United States and suffrage was extended to all men. Hannah Rosen persuasively argues that in this critical moment of Reconstruction, contests over the future meaning of race were often fought on the terrain of gender.

Sexual violence--specifically, white-on-black rape--emerged as a critical arena in postemancipation struggles over African American ...


Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3471. Letter, 1 September 1848, of William Baxter to Reverend John Allen Gano, Centerville (Bourbon County), Kentucky. From Biloxi Bay, Mississippi, he writes of a throat condition affecting his voice, his intention to visit Kentucky, his teaching and reading, and his shell collecting on nearby islands. He also notes the lack of preaching in the area, recently improved by the return of “Brother Martin” from a “great misfortune.”


Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History Of The Humane Society Of The United States, Bernard Unti Sep 2019

Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History Of The Humane Society Of The United States, Bernard Unti

Bernard Unti, PhD

In 1954, when The Humane Society of the United States was founded by a small handful of dedicated visionaries, the modern concept of "animal welfare" barely existed. Fifty years later, The HSUS is the nation's largest animal protection organization, with a constituency of more than 8 million people, and a leader in the parallel rise of the modern animal welfare movement. Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History of The Humane Society of the United States is more than a chronicle of one organization; it is the saga of the journey toward a truly humane society.


Politics On The Periphery: Oscar Ewing And A Special Relationship With Israel, Sarah Weaver Sep 2019

Politics On The Periphery: Oscar Ewing And A Special Relationship With Israel, Sarah Weaver

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research

This essay explores the role of Oscar Ewing, an Indiana native and a graduate of Indiana University (IU), in the story of the U.S. relationship with Israel, forming even prior to Israeli statehood in 1948. The essay will show that Oscar Ewing strategically utilized his political influence and role as U.S. federal security administrator—not diplomat or member of the State Department—to impact U.S. policy toward Israel. Although Ewing is a relatively unknown name in the history of the Truman administration and Israel, his influence and contribution to the early development of the well-known special relationship ...


Sugar Creek Style Research Essay, Michael Belding Iii Sep 2019

Sugar Creek Style Research Essay, Michael Belding Iii

Michael Belding III

The following is a research essay assignment asking students to write a research essay in the style of John Mack Faragher's Sugar Creek on the Ames, Iowa area. The assignment includes a style guide along with a prescribed bibliography for students to work from.