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In Augusta, the Maine Legislature adjourns its first 1866 session after fifty-two busy days.

Augusta, Maine, 1861, artist's impression
04/24/1866

In Augusta, the Republican-dominated legislature of the State of Maine adjourned after a a fifty-two day session.  The body had passed 222 items that became law and another seventy-seven resolutions including several that supported human and civil rights and the vote in every state "irrespective of race or color." (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Maine," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 465.

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