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John Chandler wrote to Henry Dearborn regarding the Coasting Law and its ability to restrict the separation movement. Chandler sought Dearborn’s advice because of his activity in the shipping industry and his lengthy political career.
Henry Dearborn was a Revolutionary War soldier and statesmen. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1793-1797, Secretary of War under Thomas Jefferson, and a high ranking military official during the War of 1812.
John Chandler, a friend of Dearborn’s, served in the Massachusetts senate (1803-1805), was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1805-1809), served as first president of the Maine senate, and ultimately served as a Maine senator (1820-1829).
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- Title: John Chandler to Henry Dearborn about coasting law and its potential repeal, Monmouth, 1816
- Creator: John Chandler
- Creation Date: 1816-12-12
- Subject Date: 1816
- Monmouth, Kennebec County, ME
- Boston, Suffolk County, MA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: S-911
- Object Type: Text
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