Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250
(MAINE.) GREENLEAF, MOSES. Autograph Letter Signed, to Daniel Dewey, reporting his plans to travel to Williamsburgh [Piscataquis County, ME], complaining that he has not received payment from him, and promising to send details concerning a road to Quebec that is being planned. 1 page, tall 4to, with integral address leaf; faint dampstaining at upper left, faint toning at upper and lower edges, folds. Bangor, 17 May 1808

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". . . I . . . must defer any thing on the subject of the land, until I reach Williamsburgh (No. 6 8th range) for which place I shall start early tomorrow . . . .
"The plan of a road to Quebec is about assuming the form of determined prosecution--the rout has been explored, & a very favorable report made. . . ."
Moses Greenleaf, Jr. (1777-1834) was a Maine pioneer and mapmaker having created the first map of the state of Maine in 1820. In 1902, historian Samuel Lane Boardman wrote: "We but do justice to a remarkable man, now almost forgotten, by saying that Mr. Greenleaf through his published writings and his accurate and beautiful maps did more than any other man to make known . . . the value and importance of Maine while it was simply a district under the government of Massachusetts."