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The hermit was purportedly discovered by Capt. James Buckland and Mr. John Fielding, who in 1785 "agreed to travel into the western parts of this vast country, to explore the regions which belong to the United States which are yet unknown to us."

Printed in Kennebunk prior to Maine's statehood.

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James Knsman Renich


Albert A. Howard Book History Collection, Hermits, Early American Printing, Early Maine Printing, Maine Prior to Statehood, Folklore

The wonder of wonders, or, The remarkable discovery of an American hermit; : who lived upwards of 200 years



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