Vote for statehood, Baldwin, 1819

Contributed by Baldwin Historical Society

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The selectmen from the town of Baldwin, including Josiah Pierce, William Fitch, and Lot Davis, requested the constable John Burnell to notify the qualified Baldwin voters to meet at Richard Fitch’s house on 26 July 1819.

The voters were tasked with deciding the question of whether the district of Maine should separate from Massachusetts and become and independent state.

Seventy-nine votes were cast, fifty-three voted in favor of separation and twenty-six voted against separation.

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  • Title: Vote for statehood, Baldwin, 1819
  • Creator: Town of Baldwin
  • Creation Date: 1819-07-12
  • Subject Date: 1819-07-12
  • Town: Baldwin, Sebago
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 26.4 cm x 21.4 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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Baldwin Historical Society
PO Box 159, East Baldwin, ME 04024

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