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J.L. Chamberlain letter on Senate seat, Brunswick, 1869

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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.

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  • 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 (cm): 21.2 x 13.3
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/8
  • Collection: George F. Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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