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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, two conjugate leaves, 9 x 12 inches. Dated August 21, 1812, appointing Ebenezer Thatcher as Associate Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in the Second Eastern District of Massachusetts, encompassing Lincoln, Kennebeck (sic), and Somerst (sic) Counties. Today these counties are in Maine, which attained statehood in 1820. With the fluted-edged paper seal of the Commonwealth, signed by Governor Caleb Strong and Secretary of the Commonwealth Alden Bradford, and witnessed by William King, who would become the first governor of the State of Maine, and Benjamin Ames, who would become the third governor. Caleb Strong, from Northampton, was among the delegates at the Constitutional Convention who wanted a strong federal government, and he favored equal representation in the Senate and proportional in the House. He missed out on signing the Constitution because he was called home because of illness in his family, but he took a leadership role for its approval in the Massachusetts ratifying convention. Minimal content on page two, page three blank, docketed on page four. Folded horizontally and twice vertically for filing, offsetting from the seal where it pressed against the bottom half in storage, and split at the horizontal fold, with no loss. In Very Good condition.
Title: Partially Printed Document, Signed.
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