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Petition for incorporation of Milo, Maine provides signature of Aaron Day
A visit to the Maine State Archives last week provided the following priceless document which includes signatures of those petitioning for the incorporation of Milo, Maine:
To the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Maine in Legislature assembled January 1823. The undersigned Inhabitants of the Township  No. three i the seventh range of Township north of the Waldo Patent in the County of Penobscott Respectfully request that we labour under all the inconveniences incident to the unincorporated places To remedy which they respectfully request the Hon. Senate & House of Representatives to incorporate the said township into a town by the name of Milo with  the powers privileges and immunities which other Towns in this State injoy as in duty bound we ever pray 

The petition was signed by:

  • Benjamin Sargent
  • Stephen Snow
  • Moses Snow
  • Lemuel Shipley
  • Theople Sargent
  • John W. Tompson
  • Henry B. Sargent
  • Winborn A. Swett
  • Ichabod W. Mitchell
  • Daniel Cook
  • James Whidden
  • James H. Haines
  • Lemuel Y. Shipley
  • George W. Whidden
  • Asa W. Bump
  • Luther Keen
  • Isaac Harding
  • Josiah Swett
  • Jacob Mayo
  • Elijah Johnston
  • Solemon Howlier
  • Isaac Pray
  • John Whidden
  • Samuel Livermore
  • Aaron Day

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