Joshua B. Lowell to John Chandler, Chesterville, 1819

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Joshua B. (J.B.) Lowell lived in Chesterville, ME until his death in 1822 at the age of 55. While living in Chesterville, he served as the first town clerk, as well as a selectman, an assessor, and as a postmaster.

In this letter to John Chandler, a member of the Massachusetts General Court and a strong supporter of Maine’s independence, Lowell informed Chandler that the people of Chesterville did not think it was a good time to bring statehood to the Legislature. Lowell believed they should wait another year or two to gain further support.

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  • Title: Joshua B. Lowell to John Chandler, Chesterville, 1819
  • Creator: Lowell, Joshua B.
  • Creation Date: 1819-01-25
  • Subject Date: 1819-01-25
  • Town: Chesterville
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 29.5 cm x 19 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 165, Box 16/9
  • Collection: William King papers
  • Object Type: Text

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