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Maine Bicentennial

1817

Massachusetts governor race

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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 ...