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A HISTORY OF PEMAQUID
WITH SKETCHES OF
MONHEGAN, POPHAM AND CASTINE
ARLITA DODGE PARKER
MACDONALD & EVANS
(All rights reserved)
In the following narrative much space has been devoted to the contest, during a century and a half, between the French and English for territory in New England. In that struggle events at Pemaquid played often a decisive part. Much space has been devoted to Castine and the missions there because, although the various events which occurred at Pemaquid have been frequently rehearsed, the background of its history in the history of New France and Acadia has been, perhaps, somewhat neglected in previous works on Pemaquid.
To Dr. Henry S. Burrage, State Historian of Maine, the author wishes to express her gratitude for his personal assistance. She wishes further to acknowledge her deep indebtedness to Dr. Burrage's written works, particularly to that invaluable book, “The Beginnings of Colonial Maine.
To William D. Patterson, Esq. of Wiscasset, Maine, the author is indebted for his painstaking interest in her book, and for the contribution of valuable information concerning the local history of the region.
To Mr. Patterson, to the Hon. Frank B. Nichols of Bath, Maine, and to Mr. Charles B. Meserve of New Harbor, Mainethe Commissioners of Fort William Henry—the author is indebted for their courtesy and co-operation.
To Mr. Nichols the author wishes to express her sincere appreciation for the kindest encouragement during the preparation of this work.
The author's thanks are due to Prof. Warren K. Moorehead of the Andover Museum for permission to reproduce in these pages his map of the paved streets and cellars located by him at Pemaquid during his excavations there in 1923.
Footnotes have been omitted because they seemed unsuited to the nature of this work, but the author has endeavored to incorporate into the text itself some mention of the works consulted, especially the most modern and authoritative.