Portsmouth Compact unified town’s early settlers

Posted 3/8/13

PORTSMOUTH — It doesn’t look like much: a nearly indecipherable scrawl of just 76 words, followed by 23 signatures.

Like Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, however, the document’s brevity is one of its strengths.

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