Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Gov. Joshua L. Chamberlain wrote to George F. Shepley of Portland, seeking to meet with him about an appointment to replace Senator William P. Fessenden (1806-1869), who had recently died.
Fessenden, who served in the Senate in 1854-1864 and 1865-1869, had been secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1864-1865. He was a member of the Whig Party.
Chamblerlain, a Republican, wanted to talk with Shepley about Fessenden's replacement. Shepley, a Democrat before the Civil War, switched to the Republican party after the war.
About This Item
- Title: J.L. Chamberlain letter on Senate seat, Brunswick, 1869
- Creator: Chamberlain, Joshua L.
- Creation Date: 1869-09-22
- Subject Date: 1869
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 21.2 cm x 13.3 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/8
- Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
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