Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
This document, written by selectmen James Gunnison and Richard Leavitt to Constable Freedom Milliken, notifies citizens of Scarboro (the historic spelling of "Scarborough") about an upcoming town meeting. Maine towns that have a town meeting form of government are required to post this type of notice in advance of meetings to notify voters of the agenda.
This document cites two articles that need to be resolved at the meeting: the choosing of a moderator and the amount of funds to raise to support families of soldiers volunteering from Scarboro to fight in the Civil War. It is dated October 21, 1861, six months after the Civil War began at Fort Sumpter in Charleston, South Carolina.
About This Item
- Title: Town meeting notice, Scarborough, 1861
- Creator: Town of Scarborough
- Creation Date: 1861-10-29
- Subject Date: 1861-10-29
- Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
- Local Code: 65.51.24
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Town meetings--Maine--Scarborough
- Scarborough (Me.)--History
- Military service, Voluntary Recruiting & enlistment--Maine--Scarborough
- Military service--1860-1870
- Civil War
- County of Cumberland
- Fort Sumpter
- James Gunnison
- Richard Leavitt
- Selectmen of Scarboro
- South Carolina
- Town of Scarboro
For more information about this item, contact:Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
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