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Letter to Samuel Cook about an upcoming election, Aug. 30, 1828

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A committee of individuals sent this letter to Samuel Cooke of Houlton Plantation setting out their opinion about the suitability of Jarius Keen over a Mr. Vance in an upcoming election for the House of Representatives, written in 1828. One of the arguments against Mr. Vance was his contracting to build the road from Calais to Houlton, with a conflict of interest if he was elected representative. Signers of the letter include George Downy, Abner Sawyer, Asa Pond, William Goodwin and William Deming.

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  • Title: Letter to Samuel Cook about an upcoming election, Aug. 30, 1828
  • Creator: Downy, George
  • Creation Date: 1828-08-30
  • Subject Date: 1828-08-30
  • Town: Calais, Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 31.7 cm x 19.6 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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