Town meeting notice, Scarborough, 1861

Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum


This document, written by selectmen James Gunnison and Richard Leavitt to Constable Freedom Milliken, notifies citizens of Scarboro (the historic spelling of "Scarborough") about an upcoming town meeting. Maine towns that have a town meeting form of government are required to post this type of notice in advance of meetings to notify voters of the agenda.

This document cites two articles that need to be resolved at the meeting: the choosing of a moderator and the amount of funds to raise to support families of soldiers volunteering from Scarboro to fight in the Civil War. It is dated October 21, 1861, six months after the Civil War began at Fort Sumpter in Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • Title: Town meeting notice, Scarborough, 1861
  • Creator: Town of Scarborough
  • Creation Date: 1861-10-29
  • Subject Date: 1861-10-29
  • Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
  • Local Code: 65.51.24
  • Object Type: Text

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207) 885-9997

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