Recommendation of William S. Cochran, Bangor, 1863Item 76039 info
Maine Historical Society
Another probable acquaintance of Shepley, Bangor judge Edward Kent, wrote to introduce and recommend William S. Cochran of Rockland, listed in the 1860 census as a sail manufacturer.
Cochran wanted to explore going into business in New Orleans.
Cochran had connections; Samuel Cony, soon to be elected governor of Maine, also recommended him.