John Ruggles letter concerning U.S. Senate, 1834

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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.

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  • Title: John Ruggles letter concerning U.S. Senate, 1834
  • Creator: John Ruggles
  • Creation Date: 1834-11-14
  • Subject Date: 1834
  • Location: Gorham, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Collection: Pierce family collection
  • Object Type: Text

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