Economically, the District [of Maine] before the Revolution was poor. Even byI guess the good news is that Maine has narrowed that wealth gap in recent years. The ratio is now more like 7 to 1, as Maine's Gross State Product (GSP) in 2008 was $49.7 billion, and Massachusetts's GSP in 2008 was $349.9 billion.
1782, according to Moses Greenleaf, the total wealth of the District was only
one-tenth of that of Massachusetts proper.
- John C.L. Morgan
Related: Booknotes: Thank You, New Hampshire (May 24, 2010)