Portland, ME: 1828. First Printing. Unbound. Eight page, uncut sheet. Review copy printed for legislators.
Mss reads, "Reuben Brown Baldwin / County of Cumberland". It appears he was a local postmaster.
"When Maine separated from Massachusetts and became a state in 1820, a number of cities and towns sought the honor of becoming the state capital. The principal aspirants were Portland, Brunswick, Hallowell, Waterville, Belfast, Wiscasset, and Augusta. The first capital of Maine was Portland, but it moved to Augusta because of its more central location. The Legislature passed and Governor Samuel E. Smith signed the bill establishing Augusta as the capital in 1832."
Interesting item, as it appears to be the earliest printing addressing the purchase of land in Augusta for the state capital, approximately 4 years before that was officially established. Very Good+. Minor edge wear and toning, inscription at top of front, else bright and clean. Unbound fo sheet folded to eight leaves. 8vo. Item #10707