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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