Gov. Chamberlain introduction of student to G.F. Shepley, 1867

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Gov. Joshua Chamberlain wrote to George F. Shepley of Portland to recommend B.B. Eaton, a Bowdoin College graduate who sought to study law with Shepley.

Chamberlain referred to him as "entirely worthy of your confidence and association."

Chamberlain had been a professor at Bowdoin before becoming an officer in the Union army during the Civil War. Shepley served as commander of the 12th Maine, then military governor of Louisiana.

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  • Title: Gov. Chamberlain introduction of student to G.F. Shepley, 1867
  • Creator: Chamberlain, Joshua L.
  • Creation Date: 1867-07-30
  • Subject Date: 1867
  • Town: Augusta, Portland
  • County: Cumberland, Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/7
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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