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Roger Howell Document Collection, 1689-1887

York County Colonial Material, 1689-1774

Catalog Number: M94.1


                Box      1         
                 Folder   1        1689 Aug 23, Maine: Thomas Danforth to     
                                     John Hill (ms. legal note)
                          2        1691 Apr 6: Deposition signed by Samuel    
                                     Wheelwright re: horse stabbing; Samuel    
                                     Hatch and William Hoft [?] mentioned
                          3        1693 Apr 20: John [Gorrisly ?] to John     
                                     [Hill?] re: soldiers
                          4        1693 Aug 3: Francis Hooke to [? Hill; ?    
                                     Rogors; ? Wheelwright]
                          5        1693 Oct 3: signed by John [Wimroll ?],    
                                     re: letters of administration granted     
                                     to Capt. John Hill on the estate of his   
                                     father, Roger Hill
                          6        1699 Mar 14: Richard Earl of Belmont,      
                                     Boston, re: to protect the Indians        
                                     under King William the Third while they   
                                     become obedient [printed proclamation]
                          7        1710 Jun 18, Boston: J[oseph] Dudley to    
                                     John Wheelwright, Ichabod Plaisted,       
                                     William Pepperell, re: appointment of     
                                     above men as justices of court [signed    
                                     by Dudley for Queen Anne; cosigned by     
                                     Joseph Addington]
                          8        1716 Aug 22, Kittery: Receipt signed by    
                                     William Pepperrell [mentions Francis      
                                     Ditty Jotham]
                          9        1726 May 5, Bay of Carlisle: Bill of       
                                     Lading: signed by Richard Jordan, re:     
                                     goods of Thomas Harper
                          10       1737 Mar 7: Elihu [Gunnison ?] to          
                                     [William] Pepperrell, re: lending of      
                                     goods
                          11       1739/40 Mar 13, Wells: Deposition signed   
                                     by John [Hover ?], re: William Booker,    
                                     John Lester and a plea of debt for        
                                     schooling
      Folio     Box      B         
                 Folder   1        1744 Feb 21, Kittery: William Pepperrell   
                                     to John Hill, re: the support of Hill's   
                                     soldiers in Berwick
                                   1744 May 17, Boston: Military              
                                     appointment: signed by W[illiam]          
                                     Shirley, re: appointment of John Hill     
                                     as Captain of the first regiment in       
                                     York County; also signed by [G.           
                                     Williard?] for King George II
                Box      1         
                 Folder   12       1747 Jul 15, Kittery: William Pepperrell   
                                     to John Hill
                          13       1754 Jun 17, [York?]: Noah Emery to John   
                                     Hill, re: [Samuel Gatchel], [William      
                                     Stanley], [Moses Wittum] and a charge     
                                     of trespass
      Folio     Box      B         
                 Folder   1        1754 Sep 28, Boston: Military              
                                     appointment: signed by William Shirley,   
                                     re: appointment of John Hill to be        
                                     major of the first regiment in York       
                                     County; also signed by [G. Willard?]      
                                     for King George II
                          2        1759 Mar 29, Boston: Printed proclamation  
                                     signed by Thomas Pownall, re: seamans'    
                                     wages
                                   1760 Apr 30, Massachusetts: Printed form   
                                     signed by John Brown and Joseph Coffin,   
                                     re: Oaths and Declaration to become       
                                     Justice of the Peace for the County of    
                                     Essex, signed John Hill and Rich Cutt     
                                     to certify the above for King George II
                                   [1765 Sep 11, Boston]: Printed form        
                                     signed by A. Oliver for George III, re:   
                                     appointement of John Hill as Judge for    
                                     the Probate of Wills and for the Pr.      
                                     form: signed by A. Oliver for granting    
                                     letters of appointment; also signed by    
                                     Francis Bernard
  

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Shipping and Legal Documents, 1785-1847

Catalog Number: M94.2


      Folio     Box      B         
                 Folder   3        1785 Jun 11, Salem: Ship register: signed  
                                     by John A Avery, Jun[ior], re: permit     
                                     for George Osborn; also signed by         
                                     Thomas Cushing and Joseph Hiller          
                                     [printed form]
                                   1786 May 19, Salem: Ship register signed   
                                     by John Avery, Jun[ior], re: permit for   
                                     John Felt; also signed by James Bowdoin   
                                     and Joseph Hiller [printed form]
                                   1787 Aug 10, Richmond: Land deed signed    
                                     by P[atrick] Henry, re: land deed for     
                                     Henry Crutcher et al.
                                   1788 Aug 5, Salem: Ship register signed    
                                     by John Avery, Jun[ior], re: permit for   
                                     John Fisk; also signed by John Hancock    
                                     and Joseph Batchelor
                          4        1816 Sep 20, Massachusetts: Military       
                                     appointment: signed by John Brooks, re:   
                                     appointment of John Rollins to Captain;   
                                     also signed by Alden Bradford and John    
                                     Geoth [verso]
                                   1819 Feb 18, Massachusetts: Certificate    
                                     of appointment signed by John Brooks,     
                                     re: appointment as coroner, Benjamin J.   
                                     Herrick; also signed by Alden Bradford
                                   1838 Jun 29, Concord, New Hampshire:       
                                     Commissioner appointment signed by        
                                     Isaac Hill, re: appointment of William    
                                     C. Allen as Commissioner for Maine;       
                                     also signed by Josiah Stevens, Jr., and   
                                     Nicholas Emery
                Box      1         
                 Folder   14       1794 May 12, Boston: Appointment signed    
                                     by Samuel Adams, co-signed by John        
                                     Avery, re: appointment to Senate of       
                                     Josiah Stearns
                          15       1797 May 25: Passport for Joseph Pitman    
                                     signed by Thomas Auldjo [with ms. note]
                          16       1803 Jun 4, Salem: Promissory note signed  
                                     by George Crowninshield, re: transfer     
                                     to son ten shares by the Salem bank
                          17       [1804?]: Petition H[enry] Clay to Fayette  
                                     Circuit, re: note on John South's debt    
                                     to Isaac Gray
                          18       1815 Feb 11: Passport signed by G.[G.?],   
                                     re: granted to W.[F.?] Allen of Boston
                          19       1842 Feb 10, Salem: Permit for exporting   
                                     signed by J. Miller, re: goods to be      
                                     exported
                          20       1847 Apr 14: Note signed by [?] Johnson,   
                                     re: buying and selling corn
                          21       [?] Aug 27: Custom declaration signed by   
                                     William Gray, District of Salem and       
                                     Beverly, re: duties paid at custom        
                                     house on imported and exported goods
  

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Treasury Signatures, 1791-1838

Catalog Number: M94.3


                Box      1         
                          22       1791 Feb 19: Birth certificate: signed by  
                                     Alexander Hamilton, re: to Nathaniel      
                                     Appleton for credit for Elbrige Gerry
                          23       1779 Nov 18, [New York?]: Oliver Wolcott,  
                                     Jr. to  Collectors of the customs, re:    
                                     foreign currency [printed note]
                          24       1811 Mar 4, [Washington]: Albert Gallatin  
                                     to the Collector of Customs for the       
                                     District of Salem, re: the act            
                                     concerning commercial intercourse         
                                     between the U.S., France and Great        
                                     Britain
                          25       1823 Feb 5, Washington: A.J. Dallas to     
                                     William R. Lee, re: treasury notes
                          26       1823 Feb 5, Washington: [William H.]       
                                     Crawford to William R. Lee, re:           
                                     requesting monthly schedule of            
                                     liquidation bonds
                          27       1831 Oct 8, Washington:  Louis Lane to     
                                     Collectors, re: Collector's quarterly     
                                     accounts [printed note]
                          28       1838 Oct 2, Washington: Levi Woodbury to   
                                     James Miller, re: granting permission     
                                     for new sails [?]
  

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Maine Gubernatorial Signatures, 1820-1887

Catalog Number: M94.4


      Folio     Box      B         
                 Folder   5        1820, Portland: William King, re:          
                                     appointment of Robinson Palmer to         
                                     Justice of the Peace; also signed by      
                                     Arthur Ware
                                   1825 Feb 5, Portland: Albion Parris, re:   
                                     appointment of Benjamin Jones Herrick     
                                     to Coroner; also signed by A. Nicholas    
                                     (not filed)
                                   1828 Feb 7, Portland: Enoch Lincoln, re:   
                                     appointment of Mark Dennet to Justice     
                                     of the Peace and of the Quorum; also      
                                     signed A. Nichols
                                   1831 Dec 14, Portland: Jonathan G.         
                                     Hunton, re: appointment of Gamaliel E.    
                                     Smith to Coroner; also signed by Edward   
                                     Russell
                                   1839 Sep 11: John Fairfield, Military      
                                     appointment re: William C. Allen to       
                                     Brigade Major; also signed by A.B.        
                                     Thompson and A.R. Nichols
                          6        n.d., Portland: Samuel [E.] Smith, re:     
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by Roscoe G. Greene
                                   1835 Mar 20, Augusta: Robert P. Dunlap,    
                                     re: appointment of Benjamin J[ones]       
                                     Herrick to Sheriff; also signed by        
                                     R[oscoe] G. Greene
                                   1841 Feb 26, Augusta: Edward Kent, re:     
                                     appointment of Hiram H. Hobbs to          
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by Samuel [?] Benson
                                   1843 Mar 9, Augusta: Edward Kavanagh, re:  
                                     appointment of Nathaniel S. Littlefield   
                                     to Justice of the Piece and Quorum;       
                                     also signed by Philip C. Johnson
                          7        1844 Jun 20, Augusta: H[ugh] J. Anderson,  
                                     re: appointment of Benjamin J[ones]       
                                     Herrick to Justice of the Peace and       
                                     Quorum; also signed by Philip C. Johnson
                                   1849 Jun 26, Augusta: John S. Dana, re:    
                                     appointment of William Hammond to         
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by Ezra B. French
                                   1852 Mar 30, Augusta: John Hubbard, re:    
                                     appointment of Benjamin J[ones] Herrick   
                                     to Public Administer; also signed by      
                                     John G. Sawyer
                                   1853 Feb 1, Augusta: William G. Crosby,    
                                     re: appointment of Robinson Palmer to     
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by Alden Jackson
                          8        1855 Oct 10, Augusta: Anson P. Morrill,    
                                     re: appointment of Sewall C. Strout to    
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by Alden Jackson
                                   1856 Feb 26, Augusta: Samuel Wells, re:    
                                     appointment of Ehpraim C. Spinney to      
                                     Coroner; also signed by Caleb R.          
                                     [Ayer?]
                                   1857 Feb 22, Augusta: H[annibal] Hamlin,   
                                     re: appointment of Charles E. Weld to     
                                     Justice of the Peace
                                   [1857 Oct 10], [Augusta]: Joseph H.        
                                     Williams, re: appointment of Nathaniel    
                                     S. Littlefield to Justice of the Peace    
                                     and Quorum; also signed by Alden          
                                     Jackson
                          9        1858 Nov 2, Augusta: Lot M. Morrill, re:   
                                     appointment of Benjamin J[ones] to        
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by Noah Smith
                                   1861 Dec 14, Augusta: Israel Washburn,     
                                     Jr., re: appointment of James S.          
                                    [Wiley?] to Justice of the Peace and      
                                    Quorum; also signed by Joseph B. Hall
                                   1863 Feb 18, Augusta: Abner Coburn, re:    
                                     appointment of Edwin C. Townsend to       
                                     Justice of the Peace; also signed by      
                                     Joseph B. Hall
                                   1865 Dec 28, Augusta: Sam[uel] Cony, re:   
                                     appointment of Benjamin J[ones] Herrick   
                                     to Justice of the Peace and Quorum;       
                                     also signed by Ephraim Flint, Jr.
                          10       1867 Dec 27, Augusta: J[oshua] L.          
                                     Chamberlain, re: appointment of George    
                                     A. Hammond to Justice of the Peace and    
                                     Quorum; also signed by J.N. [Cuchman?]
                                   1873 Feb 25, Augusta: Sidney Perham, re:   
                                     appointment of Elliot King to Justice     
                                     of the Peace and Quorum; also signed by   
                                     Alden Jackson
                                   1875 Jan 22, Augusta: Nelson Dingley,      
                                     Jr., re: appointment of William Hammond   
                                     to Justice of the Peace and Quorum;       
                                     also signed by Alden Jackson
                                   1876 Nov 15, Augusta: Seldon Connor, re:   
                                     appointment of David E. Hastings to       
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by J.O. Smith
                          11       1879 Feb 22, Augusta: Alonzo Garcelon,     
                                     re: appointment of J.K. Hammond to        
                                     Notary Public; also signed by P.A.        
                                     Sawyer
                                   1880 Feb 25, Augusta: Daniel E. Davis,     
                                     re: appointment of Ephraim C. Spinney     
                                     to Justice of the Peace and Quorum;       
                                     also signed by J.O. Smith
                                   1882 Aug 15, Augusta: Harris M. Plaisted,  
                                     re: appointment of Ira S. Locke to        
                                     Justice of the Peace and Quorum; also     
                                     signed by S.J. Chadbourne
                                   1883 Feb 21, Augusta: Frederick Robie,     
                                     re: appointment of George F. Emery to     
                                     Notary Public; also signed by S.J.        
                                     Chadbourne
                                   1887 Mar 13, Augusta: Joseph R. Bodwell,   
                                     re: appointment of J.F. Walker to         
                                     Notary Public; also signed by S.J.        
                                     Chadbourne
  

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Presidential Signatures, 1790-1831

Catalog Number: M94.5


      Folio     Box      B         
                 Folder   12       1790 Jul 15, New York: Thomas Jefferson,   
                                     An Act for the Temporary and Permanent    
                                     Seat of the Government of the United      
                                     States (printed)
                                   1798 Jul 2: John Adams, Salem, passport    
                                     for ship given to Timothy Wellman, Jr.    
                                     (also signed by Timothy Pickering,        
                                     Edward Pulling, and countersigned by      
                                     Joseph Hiller)
                Box      1         
                 Folder   29       1824 Sep 8: J.Q. Adams, order to Josiah    
                                     Brigham (printed bank draft)
      Folio     Box      B         
                 Folder   12       1831 Jan 5, Washington: Andrew Jackson,    
                                     land deed for Lewis Thompson and Ira      
                                     Merrill (also signed by Elijah Pr. form   
                                     land deed: signed by Andrew Hayword)
  

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Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1750-1876

Catalog Number: M94.6


      Folio     Box      B         
                 Folder   13       1750 May 1: "The Boston Gazette," and      
                                     "Weekly Journal" (printed newspapers)
                Box      1         
                 Folder   30       1837: Expunged Resolution of the U.S.      
                                     Senate, Washington (facsimile)
                          31       1841: Declaration of Independence,         
                                     Massachusetts (printed copy)
                          32       1876 Mar 17: from the "Boston Daily        
                                     Advertiser" (documents relating to "The   
                                     Evacuation Day of 1776")
  

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