William Pitt Preble to William King regarding Maine constitution, Portland, 1819

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William Pitt Preble (1783-1857) was born in York, where he started a law practice in 1809 after graduating from Harvard. He was appointed County Attorney for York in 1811, and the United States Attorney for Maine from 1814-1820. Preble was also a delegate at the Maine Constitutional Convention. In 1820, he became a justice of the Maine Supreme Court. William King (1768-1852) was a strong supporter of Maine’s independence and became Maine’s first governor from 1820-1821. In this letter to King, Preble made a case for using the Massachusetts Constitution as a basis for Maine’s constitution.

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  • Title: William Pitt Preble to William King regarding Maine constitution, Portland, 1819
  • Creator: Preble, William Pitt
  • Creation Date: 1819-08-05
  • Subject Date: 1819-08-05
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24 cm x 20.75 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 165, Box 17/5
  • Collection: William King papers
  • Object Type: Text

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