William Moody to William King regarding issues surrounding new statehood, Saco, 1820

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William Moody (1768-1822) was a resident of Saco who served as a state senator of Massachusetts from 1804-1812 and represented Saco at the Maine Constitutional Convention. He later served as one of Maine’s first state senators.

He wrote to William King (1768-1852) Maine’s first governor, outlining some of the problems the new state of Maine faced. He had to ask King to clarify whether state taxes should be paid to Massachusetts or held by the banks until Maine established a treasury. He also expressed concern over the many conflicts surrounding elections to the new legislature, but congratulated King on winning the election for governor.

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  • Title: William Moody to William King regarding issues surrounding new statehood, Saco, 1820
  • Creator: William Moody
  • Creation Date: 1820-04-13
  • Subject Date: 1820-04-13
  • Location: Saco, York County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 32.5 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 165, Box 17/14
  • Collection: William King papers
  • Object Type: Text

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