Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Prentiss Mellen (1764-1840) of Portland was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, representing the district of Maine from 1818-20 when he wrote to William King of Bath, a major supporter of Maine statehood, to announce that the Senate has passed the amended statehood bill and the president had signed it.
King (1768-1852) became the state's first governor and Mellen became the first chief justice of Maine state supreme court in 1820.
About This Item
- Title: Letter announcing Maine statehood, 1820
- Creator: Mellen, Prentiss
- Creation Date: 1820-03-03
- Subject Date: 1820
- State: MA, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 25.5 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 165, Box 17
- Collection: William King Papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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