October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA
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Lot 268: Samuel Freeman (1743-1831) prominent citizen of(16 views)
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Description: [MAINE] Samuel Freeman (1743-1831) was a prominent citizen of Portland, Maine during the 18th and 19th centuries. He was instrumental in founding the first public library in Portland (then Falmouth), Maine, served in the judiciary system as judge and clerk, as well as held the post of the first postmaster of Portland, in 1775. He was an active patriot during the Revolutionary struggle, was secretary of the Cumberland County convention in 1774, a member of the provincial congress in 1775, and of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1776 and 1778. When the courts were reorganized in 1775 he was appointed clerk, which office he held for forty-five years. He was register of probate until commissioned judge in 1804, remaining in the latter office till 1820. From 1776 till 1805 he was postmaster of Portland. He was an active and efficient friend of Bowdoin College, His publications include "The Massachusetts Justice" (1803); and " Probate Directory" (1803); and he edited the "Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith" (1821). Offered here is an 1810 legal document signed, approx. 8 x 9-1/2". VG.
Condition Report: VG
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