History of the early age of Maine. The discussion concentrates on three distinct periods: "The first relates to discovery; the second treats of settlement and occupancy of the country; and the third embraces an account of the accidents, disturbances, and disasters incident to the establishment of the homes of a new race." Sewall adroitly covers the exploration of native remains, French and English discovery and settlement of Maine, and Indian conflict, and ultimately closes with a succinct synopsis of the ante-revolutionary and revolutionary periods. Within these pages, there is a veritable treasure of genealogical information, ranging from brief biographical sketches to descriptions of town settlement and incorporation, local government, and commerce.
Rufus King Sewall