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Massachusetts Election! : First Monday In April Next ; American Nomination, Major-General Henry Dearborn For Governor, Hon. William King For Lieut. Governor, Henry Dearborn, William King Jan 1817

Massachusetts Election! : First Monday In April Next ; American Nomination, Major-General Henry Dearborn For Governor, Hon. William King For Lieut. Governor, Henry Dearborn, William King

Maine Bicentennial

Pamphlet promoting Henry Dearborn and William King as running mates in the 1817 Massachusetts gubernatorial election. The pamphlet includes a “Sketch of the Life of Major General Henry Dearborn from 1775 to 1812” primarily documenting his military service.

Major General Henry Dearborn (1751 – 1829) was an American soldier and statesman. During the American Revolution, Dearborn served under Benedict Arnold in the expedition to Quebec, of which his journal provides an important record. In later life his criticism of General Israel Putnam’s performance at the Battle of Bunker Hill caused a major controversy. Dearborn served in the U.S House ...


An Oration Delivered Before The Republicans Of Portland, July The Fourth 1817, Ashure Ware Dec 1816

An Oration Delivered Before The Republicans Of Portland, July The Fourth 1817, Ashure Ware

Maine Bicentennial

Fifty-three years before the Fourth of July was established as a national holiday by the United States Congress, Judge Ashur Ware expressed before a political gathering in Portland, Maine, that the holiday was "the only day marked in our callendar as a national festival, and this not by the authority of the government, but by the voluntary act of a free people..."

Ware states: "The minions of despotism, the pimps and parasites and panders of kings are always ready to decry liberty; and recent events in Europe have quickened the general feeling of hostility to every form of freedom into ...


Blessedness Of The Pious Dead: A Sermon Preached In Winthrop, At The Interment Of Mrs. Elizabeth Fillebrown, Consort Of The Hon. Thomas Fillebrown, Who Departed This Life October 23, 1817, Aged 46, Eliphalet Gillet Dec 1816

Blessedness Of The Pious Dead: A Sermon Preached In Winthrop, At The Interment Of Mrs. Elizabeth Fillebrown, Consort Of The Hon. Thomas Fillebrown, Who Departed This Life October 23, 1817, Aged 46, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

Text of a sermon preached by Rev. Eliphalet Gillet at the interment of Elizabeth Cheever Fillebrown (Aug 1771-Oct 1817) at East Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop, Maine, the central theme of which is, transformation. "Death to man is not the destruction of being, but a change in the mode and place of his existence." The sermon includes a brief profile of the deceased (p 15-16).