Collections And Proceedings Of The Maine Historical Society

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byMaine Historical Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... fort and the old well. REMINISCENCES OF A GREAT ENTERPRISE. BY JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER. Read before the Maine Historical Society, Feb. 20, 1890. A Few days since a paper came into my hands, which awakened memories of the Portland of my boyhood, and peopled it with the forms of men who have passed to another sphere of existence; and knowing that this Society has an affiliation, I may say a loving tenderness for reminiscences, I have thought proper to expose to it the contents of this paper, hoping that still other reminiscences of a kindred nature may thereby be awakened. The paper to which I refer is the journal of John A. Poor, describing his journey to Montreal, begun February 5, 1845, in connection with the proposed construction of the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad. I was a boy at this time, and was wont upon holidays to pass a portion of my time in the store of a relative, which was frequented by the promoters of this great enterprise. This store occupied the site of the present Casco Bank, and here gathered, almost daily, a remarkable body of men to discuss the project pro and con. Among these were William Pitt Preble, tall, dignified and self-contained, who spoke sparingly, but whose sententious utterance deeply impressed those who listened to him; Josiah S. Little, portly, rosy, good natured, and ready to argue ad finem every point presented to him; in this respect quite unlike Judge Preble; Randolph Codman, tall, spare, and sallow, with keen eye and aquiline nose, a man full of wit, and even ready at repartee; certainly a most striking character; Luther and George Jewett, the former having a long and serious face, iron gray hair, straight and long, and a voice seemingly held back, which impressed the listener all the more; the latter,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... fort and the old well. REMINISCENCES OF A GREAT ENTERPRISE. BY JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER. Read before the Maine Historical ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217193382

ISBN - 13:9780217193382

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