1834 HOLLIS MAINE Government Document SECRETARY OF STATE Roscoe Greene SELECTMAN


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Early original government document from Hollis, Maine dated March 24, 1834. Issued by the Secretary of State's office in Augusta Maine. Roscoe G. Greene, Secretary of State.

Approx 8-1/8" x 9-7/8"

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Hollis is a town in York County, Maine , United States. The population was 4,281 at the 2010 census . Hollis is a rural bedroom community of Portland and is part of the Portland- South Portland - Biddeford , Maine metropolitan statistical area .

History [ edit ]

The town of Hollis was originally called Little Falls Plantation, which also encompassed all of the town of Dayton and a small part of Limington , namely the area south of the Little Ossipee River. It was bought in 1664 by Major William Phillips from Hobinowell and Mogg Hegon, sagamores of the local Abenaki Indians . In 1728, the Massachusetts General Court ordered that a combination trading post and stockaded blockhouse be constructed on the Saco River to conduct trade with the Native Americans. It was made crudely of logs and equipped with a cannon . Ten men and a sergeant garrisoned it. [ 4 ]

John and Andrew Gordon tried to settle the land in 1754, but
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