George Thacher to William King regarding a vote for statehood, Saco, 1819

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George Thacher served as a member of the Continental Congress, a US Congressman from 1789-1801, and in 1820 he became a Justice of the Maine State Supreme Court. He was also active in authoring Maine's state constitution.

This letter to William King from Thacher lists the results of the vote on separation in York County. Thacher predicted that based on York’s results the rest of Maine would also vote in favor of separation. William King (1768-1852) was a well-known supporter of Maine’s independence and would be its first governor from 1820-1821.

George Thacher was born in Yarmouth, MA in 1754 but died in Biddeford, ME in 1824.

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  • Title: George Thacher to William King regarding a vote for statehood, Saco, 1819
  • Creator: George Thacher
  • Creation Date: 1819-07-28
  • Subject Date: 1819-07-28
  • Location: Saco, York County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 21.25 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 165, Box 17/4
  • Collection: William King papers
  • Object Type: Text

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