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Maine Statehood

1820

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The Debates, Resolutions, And Other Proceedings, Of The Convention Of Delegates, Assembled At Portland On The 11th, And Continued Until The 29th Day Of October, 1819, For The Purpose Of Forming A Constitution For The State Of Maine. To Which Is Prefixed The Constitution. Taken In Convention., Jeremiah Perley Jan 1820

The Debates, Resolutions, And Other Proceedings, Of The Convention Of Delegates, Assembled At Portland On The 11th, And Continued Until The 29th Day Of October, 1819, For The Purpose Of Forming A Constitution For The State Of Maine. To Which Is Prefixed The Constitution. Taken In Convention., Jeremiah Perley

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IN presenting to the public an account of the proceedings of the Convention, which framed the Constitution for the New State, regard has been had, not only to the gratification of a liberal curiosity, but to the preservation of an authentic record for future times. The assembling of that venerable body, was the most interesting event in our history. The object of their meeting was the most important, that can be undertaken, by men who enjoy the inestimable blessing of self-government. They were to lay the foundations of the state—and the result of their labors was to be an ...


The Following Extract Of The Charge Of The Hon. Chief Justice Mellen, Delivered On The Late Circuit, Is Communicated To The Public At The Request Of The Grand Juries, For The Counties Of York, Cumberland, And Oxford, Prentiss Mellen Jan 1820

The Following Extract Of The Charge Of The Hon. Chief Justice Mellen, Delivered On The Late Circuit, Is Communicated To The Public At The Request Of The Grand Juries, For The Counties Of York, Cumberland, And Oxford, Prentiss Mellen

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Extract of the charge issued by Honorable Chief Justice Prentiss Mellen to the first grand jury seated in Maine followed the establishment of statehood. Chief Justice Mellen of Portland, was appointed to the court by Maine's first Governor, William King. His service began July 1, 1820 and concluded October 11, 1834.

“It is believed that a charge of this nature, from the Court to a Grand Jury, is calculated to make good impressions : to diffuse in no small degree a knowledge of our criminal code, enacted for the prevention and punishment of offences : to give information to the citizens ...


Eastern Lands. To The Honorable The Members Of The Legislature Of Massachusetts, Descendant Of Miles Standish Dec 1819

Eastern Lands. To The Honorable The Members Of The Legislature Of Massachusetts, Descendant Of Miles Standish

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The agreement for the sale of the Commonwealth’s Lands in the State of Maine, will be submitted to the Legislature for their ratification or rejection the present session. Permit one, who never owned a foot of land in Maine, and who has no possible interest, except for the good of posterity, in the decision, to offer a few remarks upon the expediency of ratifying that bargain.