On February 25, 1807, Meduncook Plantation, Maine, was incorporated at Friendship. By 1859, the population was 691. The village had two shipbuilders, two gristmills, one shingle mill and three sawmills.
By 1880, when the population was 938, other manufacturers included sails, carriages, boots and shoes. Boatbuilding remained the dominant industry, which became famous for producing the Friendship sloop, a sailboat designed for lobstering and fishing. During the French and Indian War, the community was raided twice and the great-grandson of Gov.
William Bradford, along with his wife and infant son were killed. Offering an 1841-42 account book, 6 x 7 3/4, 127 pp, kept in Friendship with the grocery and personal accounts of a local merchant.
The first page carries attached paper samples of dresses. The verso contains a miniature advertisement for a needle, touting its superiority for being extra drilled, oval eyed & gold-inlaid undergoing a process which causes the needle to run more freely through the cloth & not cut the thread. Other listings include gunpowder, bits and screws, reading glasses, horse and wagon, vinegar, molasses, tea, coffee shoes, cotton cloth, utensils, hair powder, tobacco, flour, meal, oil, butter, eggs, rye, coffee, soap. We were able to locate Robert Geyer and Zebulon Davis, who had been members of the Maine State Legislature. Cornelius Morton died at age 90 and is buried in Friendship.Toning throughout with scattered foxing. Boards are intact but have expected wear. The book is intact with a couple of loose pages. A superb example of New England and Maine Americana.
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