1815 Original Orange, NH, (Town of), Dorchester, and Dame's Gore (Lost Town, Now Canaan ), New Hampshire Manuscript Document : Votes for Representative Jacob Barney to the General Court, Penned and Signed by William Stearns

Benjamin Wood, Town Clerk, 1815

Published by Benjamin Wood, Orange, NH, 1815, 1821
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Nicely presented original 1815 manuscript document certifying the votes for town representation in the General Court of the State. It reads, in part: "At a legal meeting of the qualified voters of the Towns of Orange, Dorchester and Dames Gore duly warned and holden in said Orange - 1815 - for the purpose of Choosing one man to represent this District in the General Court -- it was found that Jacob Barney had a majority of said votes A true copy of record, Attest, Benjamin Wood." Measures 7.25" x 5". Light agewear, Very Good condition; attractive and quite scarce. ===================== "New Hampshire Missing Places: Dame's Gore: In colonial times a gore was the name for a strip of land not large enough to create an entire township. This area was created by a surveyor's misjudgment, or re-adjustments of boundary lines. When discovered, New Hampshire's governor sometimes granted the "gore" to someone who had performed a personal service for him, or who was a friend. Dame's Gore was the name given to the strip of land between Canaan and Dorchester, in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It was discovered in 1772 not to be owned by any person. Gov. John Wentworth had originally granted it to Capt. Theophilus Dame, then high sheriff of Strafford County, New Hampshire, for his services in the war. Theophilus Dame was sheriff under both the British, and post-Revolutionary government. His son George Dame was a loyalist. By 1787 "Dame's Gore" had passed into the hands of Rev. Jonathan Homer of Newton MA. Starting in 1808 the town of Canaan tried to annex Dame's Gore, but it was refused each time by the legislature. Finally on 14 March 1846 the legislature approved of the annexation, and Dame's Gore became part of the town of Canaan." - Janice Brown ============= Interesting relic of the early town voting custom in NH. Priced reasonably for your consideration, packaged carefully and will be shipped to you immediately. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: 1815 Original Orange, NH, (Town of), ...
Publisher: Benjamin Wood, Orange, NH, 1815
Publication Date: 1821
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.....

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