1821 Original Town of Bartlett, Adams, New Hampshire Manuscript Document : Certifying Votes for Representative Stephen Meserve to the General Court, Executed and Signed by Stephen Meserve

Stephen Meserve, Town Clerk

Published by Stephen Meserve, 1821, 1821
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Title: 1821 Original Town of Bartlett, Adams, New ...

Publisher: Stephen Meserve, 1821

Publication Date: 1821

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition..

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Nicely presented original manuscript document on hand-made cotton ragpaper, certifying the votes for town representation in the General Court of the State. It reads (in part): "At a legal town meeting of the inhabitants of the District composed of the Towns of Bartlett & Adams qualified by the constitution of this State to vote for representation in the General Court holden at said Bartlett - 1821 - said inhabitants delivered and gave in the votes for Representative which being sorted and counted it appeared that Stephen Meserve had a majority of said votes and was declared duly chosen in open District Meeting. A true copy of record, attest, (signed) Stephen Meserve , Clerk" Measures 7.25" x 8.5". Light agewear, Overall Very Good condition; attractive and quite scarce. ===================== "Bartlett is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,788 at the 2010 census.[1] Bartlett includes the unincorporated communities of Glen, Kearsarge and Intervale. It is set in the White Mountains, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. It is home to the Attitash ski resort. Settled after 1769 and incorporated in 1790, the town is named for Dr. Josiah Bartlett, the first chief executive to bear the name governor, a representative to the Continental Congress, and one of New Hampshire's three signers of the Declaration of Independence, placing his name directly under that of John Hancock. Dr. Bartlett founded the New Hampshire Medical Society in 1791. Bartlett became a railroad town in 1875 when the Maine Central Railroad's Mountain Division was built. In 1954, Story Land, a theme park designed for young children, opened in Glen. Attitash ski area opened in the 1960s." ============= Interesting relic of the early town voting custom in NH. Priced reasonably for your consideration, packaged carefully and will be shipped to you immediately. Would look great framed. Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # MS-TC33

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