Eastport and Passamaquoddy; A Collection of Historical and Biographical Sketches

Eastport and Passamaquoddy; A Collection of Historical and Biographical Sketches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...1810, was chosen ensign in the militia, and in February, 1811, promoted to lieutenant. In October of the same year, he received from the governor of the State the appointment of county attorney for Washington County. In 1812, he was elected selectman and representative to the legislature. After the breaking out of the war, he was in December, 1812, made first lieutenant in the corps of volunteer troops raised by the government to serve on the eastern frontier, and April 12, 1813, was appointed captain in the Thirty-fourth Regiment of the United States army, stationed at Eastport and Robbinston, until in June, 1814, he resigned, and returned to the practice of his profession. Soon after the capture of the island, he left this part of the country, and settled in Roxbury, Mass., which town he represented in the General Court in 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, and 1825, and when the separation of the State of Maine was being arranged was a member of the committee which had the matter in charge. In 1820, he was chosen delegate to the convention for the revision of the constitution of Massachusetts. In 1823, 1824, 1828, and 1829 he was a senator from Norfolk County, and in 1828 president of the State Senate. In 1826, Harvard College conferred upon him the honorary degree of Master of Arts. He was appointed Judge of Probate for Norfolk County in 1830, and continued to hold that office until his decease, Nov. 19, 1853. His eldest son, Edwin Sherman _Leland, born at Dennysville in 1812, has for many years been a practising lawyer at Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill.; and William Sherman Leland, grandson of Judge Leland, and a graduate of Harvard College, is a lawyer in Boston. Representative Leland was allowed for four hundred and two miles travel from...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871235
  • 9781236871237