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John Chandler (1762-1841) of Monmouth served as a Massachusetts state senator and as U.S. Representative from Massachusetts before the War of 1812. He was a veteran of both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Chandler was a strong supporter of Maine's independence from Massachusetts. He participated in Maine’s Constitutional Convention and served as the first president of the Maine Senate.
In this letter, Chandler informs William King (1768-1852), who would later become Maine's first governor, that it appeared to be a good time to bring the topic of separation to the Legislature once again.
About This Item
- Title: John Chandler to William King on Maine statehood, Monmouth, 1818
- Creator: Chandler, John
- Creation Date: 1818-10-03
- Subject Date: 1818-10-03
- Town: Monmouth
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on Paper
- Dimensions: 24 cm x 20.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 165, Box 16/6
- Collection: King, William papers
- Object Type: Text
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