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A few words are sufficient to explain the printing of this address in England. It was delivered in the summer of 1863, by the invitation of the Historical Society of the State of Maine, and although the printing of it was called for by the Committee of the Society, it was withheld chiefly for the want of time and inclination to devote to its publication.
Taking advantage of the leisure afforded me by a quiet winter on this lovely Island, for the benefit of the health of one of my daughters, I now give it to the press, slight as is its value as a historial document; trusting that it may prove a source of trifling gratification to those interested in the subject.
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, March 6th, 1866
Printed by F. Moor
Ventnor [Isle of Wright]
Folsom, George, "Address delivered at the site of the Popham Colony: near the mouth of the Kennebec, in New England : before the Maine Historical Society, on the 28th August, 1863" (1866). Books and Publications. 50.