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John Ruggles, (1789-1874) of Thomaston wrote to Josiah Pierce of Gorham, a member of the Maine Senate, concerning Pierce's suggestion that Ruggles be a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Ruggles agreed to be a candidate.
Ruggles, like Pierce, was a Democrat. He had been speaker of the Maine House and a state court judge. He served as Maine's U.S. Senator from 1835-1841.
About This Item
- Title: John Ruggles letter concerning U.S. Senate, 1834
- Creator: Ruggles, John
- Creation Date: 1834-11-14
- Subject Date: 1834
- Town: Gorham
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Collection: Pierce family collection
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Democratic Party (Me.)
- Pierce, Josiah, 1792-1866--Correspondence
- Political activity--Maine
- Ruggles, John, 1798-1874--Correspondence
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