Resolution on building hospital, Portland, 1824

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Portland residents voted on May 3, 1824 to have a committee comprising Lemuel Moody, Joshua Richardson, Dr. John Merrill, Charles Fox, and John Crockett explore the "place, plan and expense of a building suitable for a hospital."

Town Clerk Joseph Pope, a lawyer, signed the document.

Moody (1767-1846) built the Portland Observatory in 1807, Joshua Richardson and Charles Fox were merchants, John Merrill was a physician, and John Crockett may have been a housewright.

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About This Item

  • Title: Resolution on building hospital, Portland, 1824
  • Creator: Pope, Joseph
  • Creation Date: 1824-05-03
  • Subject Date: 1824
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 34.5 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2654, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Moody family collection
  • Object Type: Text

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