Comments for: MDI settlers sign 1768 petition over hay, lumber rights

Posted Jan. 13, 2013, at 5:38 p.m.

Nearly 250 years ago, a small group of settlers on Mount Desert Island petitioned Governor Francis Bernard to protest the actions of people from the mainland, who had been taking hay and timber from the island. The document read in part: “We the inhabitants of mount desart Humbly Craves Your …

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