Senate Journal 1826 (30-318505-P164B.pdf)
acres are assigned to Maine. Copies of the reports of the Commissioners, and of the maps of the surveyors will be laid before you as soon as they can be prepared. Although it may not be considered expedient to make any considerable appropriations from the public treasury at this time for the purpose of internal improvement, yet there are some objects of that nature which could be of so great general advantage and might be accomplished with so little expense, that they seem now to claim our attention. The road leading from the Penobscot river to Houlton plantation passed through, and to a tract of county equal in fertility and promising as great advantages for settlement and cultivation as any in the State. The inhabitants on the territory contiguous to our eastern boundary above the monument are fast increasing and it cannot be many years before this enterprising and prosperous people, who for so long a time, in consequence of their detached and remote situation have been unable to avail themselves of the right of representation and the benefit of the laws of the State, will become sufficiently numerous to constitute a flourishing county. Small appropriation have here before [?] been made for opening this road, so far as it passes through the public lands, but it is understood not to be in such repair as to render it safe or convenient for traveling at all seasons of the year. Having recently been established on s port road, and being the great channel of communication between that part of the state lying on and west of the Penobscot river,
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