Item 34544 - Proclamation of statehood, 1820

Item 34544 - Proclamation of statehood, 1820
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Item 34544
Proclamation of statehood, 1820
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William King, president of the convention that drew up a Constitution and proposed statehood for Maine, signed a proclamation announcing that Congress admitted Maine to the Union on March 3, 1820, and that the Constitution, previously adopted by the residents, was now in effect.

The proclamation was dated March 16.

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