COLLECTION GUIDES

1708-1833

Guide to the Microfilm Edition


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of David Cobb primarily documenting his position as land agent for William Bingham in Maine, including papers related to the settlement of Maine, logging and the lumber trade, roads, and other subjects. Also included are papers related to his service during the American Revolution and his career as a politician and judge.

Biographical Sketch

David Cobb was a Revolutionary War soldier and aide-de-camp to General George Washington, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and president of the Senate, physician, judge, member of Congress, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, and a founder of the Society of the Cincinnati and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Collection Description

The microfilm edition of the David Cobb papers consists primarily of the business papers of David Cobb documenting his activities as resident agent for William Bingham's Maine lands. The collection contains letters to Charles W. Hare, Bingham's Philadelphia agent, and Alexander Baring, the future Lord Ashburton and representative of London's House of Baring. Also included are legal actions, financial accounts, maps, and inventories related to land development, fishing, lumbering, census reports, lotteries, the laying out of streets, and the construction of wharves, warehouses, and sawmills in Gouldsboro, Maine, which Cobb tried to develop as a major commercial port.

The collection also contains eight fragmentary diaries kept by Cobb, 1781-1818; a manuscript notebook with sketches; lists of British ships of the line; instructions for naval officers; letters to various members of the Cobb family; and letters from William Eustis, Henry Knox, Timothy Pickering, and Israel Thorndike concerning foreign relations, state politics, and miscellaneous financial matters related to the firm of Cobb and Richards, in which Cobb was partner.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Feb. 1955. Gift of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, May 1993.

Other Formats

David Cobb's diary of the Yorktown Campaign is published in:

Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 1st series. Vol. 19. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1882. 67-72.

Many of the items related to Maine are published in:

Allis, Frederick S., Jr., ed. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. 36-37. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1954.

Reel List

Note: Use the links below to see a chronological list of items contained on each reel.

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Undated papers
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Papers, 1708-1797
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Papers, 1798-1804
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Papers, 1805-1833
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Diaries, 1781-1830

Chronological List of Items

Undated papers

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List of questions from [William Bingham] to [David Cobb] about the quantity and quality of agricultural products that can be raised on Bingham's Maine lands
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Letter from H. Bowles (Machias, Me.) to his uncle David Cobb about business and personal matters, 14 Sep. [no year]
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Receipted bill from Bradford and Read to David Cobb for books
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Certificate for land purchases in the Maine lands under the supervision of Cobb and Richards [blank form]
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Account of Cobb and Richards with James Andrews for bricks
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Invitation from B. Dandridge to David Cobb to dine with the president
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Invoice of supplies shipped by Henry Jackson to David Cobb on the schooner Cabinet
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Invoice of supplies shipped by Henry Jackson to David Cobb on the schooner Charlotte
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Memorandum on the results of a survey conducted by B[enjamin] R. Jones
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Settled account of David Cobb with Pelatiah Moore for corn, pork, and other supplies, 22 Aug. [no year]
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Letter from [John Richards] to David Cobb enclosing a recipe for pickling salmon and informing him of Richards's business activities
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Note from [John Richards] to David Cobb requesting that Captain Godfrey bring Richards several cheeses
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Account of Mason Shaw with David Cobb
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List of notes sold by [David Cobb] to Mason Shaw for collection
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Lottery ticket no. 1935 for land belonging to Henry Sibly lying in William Bingham's Maine lands
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Letter from William H. Smith (Providence, R.I.) to James Hodges about financial matters, 16 May [no year]
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Description of a lot of land belonging to John Thomas
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Description of a tract of land surveyed by Davis Wasgatt for Nicholas Thomas
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Description of a tract of land surveyed by Davis Wasgatt for Ezra Leland
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Memorandum by [David Cobb] about Thomas Winthrop's agency on Mount Desert Island, Me.
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Memorandum by [David Cobb] of lands engaged to settlers
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Prescription by [David Cobb] for the preparation and use of medicine
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Enumeration by [David Cobb] of agricultural products that can be raised on William Bingham's Maine lands, with accompanying suggestions for agricultural improvements
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Memorandum by [David Cobb] on the effects of opium use
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"New Castle method of pickling salmon," recipe in the hand of David Cobb
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Description by [David Cobb] of Gouldsboro Harbor in the district of Maine
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Plan by [David Cobb] for the improvement of Gouldsboro Harbor in the district of Maine
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Memorandum by [David Cobb] on the heart
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"State of the Grant of the Town of Trenton, [Me.]," memorandum by [David Cobb]
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"No Trespassing" notice from [David Cobb] to the inhabitants of Mount Desert Island, Me., for lands belonging to the estate of William Bingham
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Estimate by [David Cobb] of expenses for the development of Maine lands, roads, and shipping between Boston and Gouldsboro, Me.
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"Stores in the Packet," list in the hand of David Cobb
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"Account of work on Narraguagus house," wage account in the hand of David Cobb
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History by [David Cobb] of the management and sale of William Bingham's Maine lands during the agency of David Cobb [damaged]
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Statement by [David Cobb] of the prospects of obtaining settlers for undeveloped Maine lands
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Store account of David Cobb for food and sundries
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Accounts by [David Cobb] of general expenses and profits of the store and the Gouldsborough Packet
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"Observations on the settlement of New Counties" in the Kennebec Tract, memorandum in the hand of David Cobb
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List of lands promised in Trenton and Gouldsboro, Me., in the hand of David Cobb
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Miscellaneous fragments of accounts, cover sheets from letters, and memoranda by [David Cobb]50 pieces

Papers, 1708-1797

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Certificate for land in Taunton, Mass., laid out and divided between Ebenezer Robinson and Jonathan Williams, 28 Dec. 1708 [copy]
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Certificate for land in Great Cedar Swamp, Taunton, Mass., laid out and divided on behalf of Increase Robinson, Ebenezer Robinson, and Jonathan Williams, 31 Dec. 1708 [copy]
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Enlistment certificate of Samuel Lane for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 28 Apr. 1759
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Enlistment certificate of Simon Wilbor for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 28 Apr. 1759, on verso of the enlistment certificate of David Crossman, 23 May 1759
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Enlistment certificate of Nathaniel Seaver for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 1 May 1759 [printed form]
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Enlistment certificate of Joseph Chandler for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 2 May 1759 [printed form]
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Enlistment certificate of Levi Baldwin for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 3 May 1759 [printed form]
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Enlistment certificate of Abraham Carpenter for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 3 May 1759 [printed form]
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Enlistment certificate of James Fry for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 11 May 1759
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Enlistment certificate of Samuel Fuller for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, 15 May 1759 [printed form]
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Enlistment certificate of David Crossman for the expedition forming for the invasion of Canada, with certificate of Simon Wilbor on verso, 23 May 1759
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Custom-house receipt and clearance at Boston to William Cliff, master of the sloop Hannah, bound for North River, 11 Aug. 1764 [printed form]
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Oath of allegiance to Massachusetts, with list of militia officers on verso, [177-]

Signed on verso by Ebenezer Bacon, Jacob Barney, Zephanian Bishop, Elisha Cobb, Silas Cobb, Jabez Gay, Noah Hall, Reuben Hall, Abraham Hathaway, Zephaniah Hodges, Amos Ide, Jacob Ide, Daniel Knap, Ephraim Lane, Abiarthur Leonard, Abiel Lincoln, George Macomber, Isaac Morey, James Randell, Joel Read, Abiarthur Richardson, John Richardson, William Sever, Seth Smith, Jr., Abijah Tisdale, Ebenezer Tyler, Abishai Washburn, Isaac White, Lemuel White, Joshua Wilbone, Gideon Williams, John Williams, Macey Williams, Nathaniel Williams, and [Mr.] Wilmarth.

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Promissory note from David Cobb to Ebenezer Bradish, 13 May 1771
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Promissory note from Ebenezer Babbitt (Taunton) to David Cobb for five shillings, 3 Feb. 1772
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Petition from the committee of Freetown, Mass., to the county committee "that sits at Taunton, [Mass.]" for arms and ammunition, 1 May 1775

Signed by Stephen Borden, George Borden, Nathan Bowen, Oliver Read, Jr., and James Winslow.

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Act concerning surgeons assigned to Massachusetts regiments, 22 July 1776 [copy]
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Accounts of [David Cobb] with [patients] in Taunton, Mass., [1777]
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Extract from the minutes of the Court of General Sessions of Bristol County, Mass., containing rules for governing Taunton Smallpox Hospital, 15 Apr. 1777
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Receipt from Timothy Foster and Ephraim Crossman (Taunton) to David Cobb for a £400.00 advance for the purchase of felt hats, 13 Nov. 1779
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Extract from the minutes of the New York Senate concerning a resolve that all measures necessary should be taken by the Continental Congress to prosecute the war and that the army should be used to force the individual states to support the war effort, with notes on verso on the compulsory recruitment of soldiers, 10 Oct. 1780

Signed by Robert Benson, clerk of the Senate.

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Promissory note from [David Cobb] (Taunton) to William Murphy for £14.00, 2 June 1781 [signature removed]
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Promissory note from [David Cobb] (Taunton) to William Murphy for £48.00, 2 June 1781 [signature removed]
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Promissory note from [David Cobb] (Taunton) to William Murphy for £35.00, 24 Mar. 1783 [signature removed]
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Bill from Daniel Parker and Co. to Taylor and Rogers, Oct. 1783
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Accounts of [David Cobb] settled and outstanding, [1784-1785]
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Account of David Cobb with Timothy Leonard of New York, 4 Feb. 1784-17 Mar. 1785
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Account of David Cobb, 6 Feb.-21 Apr. 1784
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Account current of David Cobb with Guild and Co. for anchors and iron for 6 Feb.-15 May 1784, 15 May 1784
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Promissory note from [David Cobb] (Taunton) to William Murphy for £26.00, 19 June 1784 [signature removed]
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Order against the account of Solomon Dean with [Samuel] Torrey, 28 June 1784
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Bill from Luke Baker (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and furnishings at Baker's wholesale and retail store, 2 July 1784
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Bill from Joseph Chapman (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and sundries, 14 July 1784
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Order from London Hood on David Cobb for Bohea tea, 28 July 1784
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Receipt from Samuel Hood (Taunton) to David Cobb for money received on account, 6 Aug. 1784
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Order from Samuel Leonard (Taunton) on David Cobb in favor of Seth Bolton, against Leonard's account with Cobb, 17 Aug. 1784
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Summons to David Cobb to appear in the Bristol County Court of Common Pleas at Taunton on 21 Dec. 1784 as "agent and trustee" in the suit of Joseph Taylor and Samuel Rogers against Daniel Parker, William Duer, and John Holker, with copy of a statement about the case on verso, 9 Sep. 1784 [printed form]
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Bill from Joseph Chapman (Boston) to David Cobb, 30 Sep. 1784
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Order from Samuel Leonard on Samuel Torrey advancing credit to John White, 4 Oct. 1784
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Receipt from Ruben Vose (Taunton) to David Cobb for payment for carting to and from Boston, 4 Oct. 1784
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Order from Elkanah Danforth (Taunton) on David Cobb in favor of Charles Barstow, 8 Oct. 1784
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Order from Elkanah Danforth on David Cobb on behalf of Adonijah Upton, 12 Oct. 1784
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Order from Isaac Wood on David Cobb to pay Seth Smith two shillings, 13 Oct. 1784
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Receipt from Oliver Leonard (Taunton) to David Cobb for payment on the account of Leonard's father, Jonathan Leonard of Norton, Mass., 14 Oct. 1784
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Order from Benjamin Sherburne (Taunton) for rum to be charged against his account, 14 Oct. 1784
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Order from John Burt (Taunton) on David Cobb in favor of Luther Lincoln, 16 Oct. 1784
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Order from Jezeniah Sumner on Mr. Torrey on behalf of Nathaniel Carver for cloth, receipted by Nathaniel Carver on verso, 16 Oct. 1784
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Order from Isaac Smith on David Cobb for 21 shillings on behalf of John Porter, receipted on verso by John Porter, 24 Nov. 1784
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Order from Jacob Burt on David Cobb in favor of Preserved Hoskins, 8 Dec. 1784
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Order from Joel White (Halifax) on David Cobb for the delivery of cannon, 8 Dec. 1784
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Order from Josiah Cornish on David Cobb to pay Richard Godfrey 12 shillings on Cornish's account, receipted by Godfrey, 13 Dec. 1784
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Order from Zeph[aniah] Gary on David Cobb in favor of Ezra Dean, 14 Dec. 1784
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Order from Samuel Hood on David Cobb on behalf of Samuel Trescott, 27 Dec. 1784
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Order from Solomon Witherell on [David Cobb] on behalf of Elijah Dean, 27 Dec. 1784
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Order from Ebenezer Babbitt on David Cobb on behalf of Samuel Dean, 29 Dec. 1784
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Order from Thomas Hodges on David Cobb on behalf of George Woodward, 5 Jan. 1785
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Order from Ebenezer Babbitt (Taunton) on David Cobb on behalf of Abner Elliot, 6 Jan. 1785
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Order from London Hood (Taunton) on David Cobb on behalf of [William] Williams, 12 Jan. 1785
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Order from Edward Phillips on David Cobb on behalf of William Stone, 12 Jan. 1785
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Order from Nathan Cobb on David Cobb on behalf of Louis Drake, 13 Jan. 1785
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Order from Simeon White on David Cobb on behalf of Tisdale Hodges, 13 Jan. 1785
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Order from London Hood (Taunton) on David Cobb for cash, 14 Jan. 1785
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Order from Edward Phillips on David Cobb on behalf of Ebenezer Willis, 14 Jan. 1785
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Order from James Leonard on David Cobb for £7.00 to be paid to William Pratt on Leonard's account, 17 Jan. 1785
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Order from Nicholas Baylies (Taunton) on David Cobb on behalf of Frederick Baylies, 18 Jan. 1785
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Order from Abraham Burt on David Cobb on behalf of Mary Stacey, 18 Jan. 1785
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Order from Jacob Burt (Taunton) on David Cobb for the payment of $3.00 to John Barrus on Burt's account, 18 Jan. 1785
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Order from Nathaniel Williams (Taunton) on David Cobb on behalf of John Bragg, 18 Jan. 1785
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Order from Cyrus Williams (Taunton) on David Cobb for the payment of 7 shillings in goods to Otis Crossman on Williams's account, 1 Feb. 1785
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Order from Isaac Wood on David Cobb on behalf of Thankful Briggs, 1 Feb. 1785
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Order from Rufus Leonard (Taunton) on David Cobb on behalf of John Barney, 3 Feb. 1785
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Order from Jacob Burt on David Cobb on behalf of Thomas Cobb, 4 Feb. 1785
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Order from Phillip Andrews (Taunton) on David Cobb on behalf of William Austin, 11 Feb. 1785
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Order from Ebenezer Stetson (Raynham) on David Cobb on behalf of Daniel White, 11 Feb. 1785
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Order from Timothy Coggeshall (Taunton) on David Cobb on behalf of William Smith, 14 Feb. 1785
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Order from Seth Williams on David Cobb to advance Ebenezer Woodward 12 shillings in credit on Williams's account, 17 Feb. 1785
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Order from Francis Sinclair (Taunton) on Robert Williams, late paymaster of the 9th Massachusetts Regiment, to pay all wages and monies due to Sinclair to David Cobb, 12 Mar. 1785
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Account of Dr. Abel Franklin with David Cobb, 13 Apr.-26 July 1785
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Account of David Cobb with Thomas Coggeshall for shoes made and repaired, Aug. 1785-Aug. 1788
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Notes by [David Cobb] on the testimony of Seth Bayley, Elijah Briggs, Jonathan Burr, Noah Edminster, and Thomas Williams in a lawsuit between Eleazer Clap and Zeph. Leonard over land in Taunton, with notes on an action of trespass (John Briggs vs. John Winslow) on verso, [9 Nov. 1785]
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Account of Cornelius White with Henry Burt for land and cash for 15 Feb. 1785-Mar. 1786, Mar. 1786
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Letter from [David Cobb] to Israel Keith replying to his letter of 7 Feb. 1787 about Shays' Rebellion and requesting permission to raise a troop of cavalry for the Plymouth militia brigade, [7 Feb. 1787] [copy]

Enclosed in letter from Keith to Cobb, 7 Feb. 1787.

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Letter from Israel Keith (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that Benjamin Lincoln has dispersed the insurgents in Shays' Rebellion and that it will not be necessary to call out Cobb's division of the militia, 7 Feb. 1787

Enclosed with copy of reply.

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Account of David Cobb with Thomas Coggeshall for shoes made and repaired, May 1787-Mar. 1788
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Appraisers' return of the Taunton real estate of Henry Burt in the case of Whit vs. Burt, 24 May 1787 [copy of certificate]

Signed by Charles Barstow, David Carver, and Joshua Porter, appraisers.

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Summons to Elkanah Andrews to appear in the Bristol County Court of Common Pleas at Taunton on 11 Mar. 1788 to answer a charge brought by David Cobb concerning a debt of £100.00, with writ on verso, 8 Oct. 1787 [printed form]
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Return of the Bristol Brigade of the 5th Division of militia commanded by Brigadier General James Williams, [June 1788] [damaged]
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Letter from Henry Knox (Boston) to David Cobb advising him to accept if elected to Congress, 20 Nov. 1788
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Summons by David Cobb, justice of the peace, to Samuel Swasey, Reuben Chase, Charlotte Cummings, and Jonathan Bowers of Swansea, Mass., to appear on 22 Aug. 1789 at the house of Samuel Whitmarsh in Dighton, Mass., to give evidence in the trial related to the seizure of the brigantine Friendship, 14 Aug. 1789, with certification on verso that the subpoena has been read to Charlotte Cummings, 22 Aug. 1789
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Letter from [David Cobb] to Jacob Townsley enclosing instructions for lumbering operations on William Bingham's land, [179-]
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Receipt from John Winthrop (Boston) to Samuel Tobey for money received from David Cobb, 12 Apr. 1790
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Letter from Ralph Bowles (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb requesting that he use his influence to have Bowles appointed to the post of excise collector for Machias, with information on Bowles's service during the Revolutionary War, 20 Aug. 1790
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Acceptance of the resignation of Benjamin Lincoln as lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 5th Division of the Massachusetts militia, 8 Apr. 1791 [printed form]
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Receipt from Simon Nathan (New York) to William Crocker for payment for brown sugar, 5 Oct. 1792
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Report on the political career and arrest of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours taken from the Almanack National for 1793, [1793] [in French]
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Deeds from the Massachusetts General Court Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands for land in the lottery townships purchased by William Bingham, 28 Jan. 1793 [copy of original deed No. 1 and copies of parts of deeds No. 1-4 and 6-8]

Signed by Samuel Phillips, Leonard Jarvis, and John Read, commissioners.

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Receipted bill from Samuel Paine (Cambridge) to Ebenezer Bradish for payment of a debt owed by David Cobb to Paine for which Bradish has become bound, 18 Nov. 1793
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Philadelphia) to [Henry Jackson] about life in Philadelphia, the activities of Congress in regard to foreign relations and the Barbary pirates at Algiers, and the negotiations of David Humphreys, 1 Jan. 1794

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 463-464.

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Letter from [Henry Jackson] (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that Nathaniel Appleton plans to resign his post in the loan office in Massachusetts in favor of his son Nathaniel Walker Appleton and that Cobb should have the post, 4 Jan. 1794
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Letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to [William Eustis] about life in Philadelphia and political affairs, including Benjamin Lincoln's proposed treaty with the Ohio Indians, relations with the dey of Algiers, the negotiations of David Humphreys, foreign trade regulations, and Thomas Jefferson's hatred of the British and affinity for the French, 19 Jan. 1794

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 464-469.

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Letter from Samuel Henshaw (Northampton) to David Cobb concerning what people are saying about Congress, asking for information, and mentioning the correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Edmond C. Genet, 28 Jan. 1794
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Philadelphia) to [William Eustis] describing the activities of Congress, the actions of Henry Dearborn and William Lyman, the debates on commercial regulations, James Madison's skills as an orator, and the disaffection of Henry Dearborn, 31 Jan. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Davis (Boston) to David Cobb about politics and the debt owed to Massachusetts by the national government, 1 Feb. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb thanking him for a letter and giving him news of his friends in Boston, 2 Feb. 1794
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Draft of letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to Henry Jackson about the actions of Congress in regard to foreign trade regulations and the sale of Cobb's Maine lands to Jackson, 4 Feb. 1794

With draft of enclosure to Samuel Phillips, 4 Feb. 1794.

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Draft of order from David Cobb [Philadelphia] on Samuel Phillips to sell Cobb's Maine lands to Henry Jackson, 4 Feb. 1794

Enclosed with draft of letter from Cobb to Jackson, 4 Feb. 1794.

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Letter from David L. Barnes (Providence) to David Cobb thanking him for his efforts to secure a political post for Barnes and commenting on the political situation in the country in regard to foreign trade regulations, 6 Feb. 1794
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Philadelphia) to [William Eustis] about the actions of Congress, particularly Henry Dearborn and William Lyman, in regard to foreign trade regulations and the construction of frigates; the actions of James Madison; and Edmond C. Genet's influence over Madison, 8 Feb. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about whether it would be in Great Britain's best interest to cooperate with the United States and mentioning the visit of Prince Edward to Boston, 9 Feb. 1794
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Philadelphia) to [William] Eustis about debate in Congress over frigates for the navy, the arrival of [Christopher] Gore and [Joseph] Russell, Jr. in Philadelphia, and criminal activity in Georgia, 15 Feb. 1794

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 469-471.

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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about seeking admittance to the bar, 17 Feb. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about American commercial policy, 17 Feb. 1794
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Letter from James Sproat (Boston) to David Cobb requesting that he inquire about Sproat's family in Philadelphia and commenting on political opinion in Massachusetts, 19 Feb. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the political situation in Boston before the town meeting, 20 Feb. 1794
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Philadelphia) to [William] Eustis about the activities of Congress and the arrival of French commissioners to replace Edmond C. Genet, 22 Feb. 1794
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Letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to William Eustis concerning Baron Joseph Fauchet, the new French ambassador; speculating about Edmond C. Genet; and mentioning the British refusal to give up western posts, 26 Feb. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb urging that strong measures be taken against the British if necessary to save commerce, 26 Feb. 1794
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Letter from Abraham Williams (Sandwich) to David Cobb asking his help in securing a federal post and mentioning differences with Shearjashub Bourne, 28 Feb. 1794
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Letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to William Eustis concerning a resolution passed at a Boston town meeting and mentioning the expedition forming by Kentuckians against the Spanish at New Orleans, 1 Mar. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about a Boston town meeting, 2 Mar. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to David Cobb about business and family matters, 5 Mar. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the illness of Eustis's sister, 10 Mar. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb informing him of the death of Eustis's sister during childbirth, 16 Mar. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to David Cobb concerning feelings in Taunton about the war with Great Britain, 17 Mar. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the method and cost of fortifying Boston Harbor, 22 Mar. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to David Cobb about family matters, 24 Mar. 1794
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Letter from D[avid] L. Barnes (Providence) to David Cobb about an American registration for a French ship, 25 Mar. 1794 [fragment]
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Letter from Nicholas Pike and Thomas H. Hooper (Newburyport) to David Cobb asking for information about the political situation at Newburyport and urging measures against Great Britain and the redemption of American prisoners captured by Barbary pirates at Algiers, 25 Mar. 1794
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Letter from Lemuel Williams (New Bedford) to David Cobb requesting fortifications for New Bedford, 27 Mar. 1794
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Letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to William Eustis about putting the country in a state of defense, passing an embargo act, and the possibility of passing a federal land tax, 29 Mar. 1794
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Letter from O[liver] Leonard (Taunton) to David Cobb giving him news of local political affairs and informing him that Leonard is ready for war, 29 Mar. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about insults offered to the American flag, the general satisfaction with the embargo, and Eustis's view of doctors, 30 Mar. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about relations with Great Britain, the embargo, and his intention of voting for Samuel Adams, 6 Apr. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about Mrs. Cobb's health and the impending election for governor of Massachusetts, 7 Apr. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the revocation by Lord Grenville of the Order in Council of 6 Nov. 1793, 13 Apr. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about election returns in Massachusetts, 14 Apr. 1794
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Letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to Samuel Bayley about relations with Great Britain, Edmond C. Genet's influence, and the nomination of John Jay as envoy to Great Britain, 18 Apr. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about family and personal matters, 22 Apr. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the temper of people and about treating "Young Murray," who was probably involved in a duel, 24 Apr. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about bad relations with Great Britain and public sentiment against revoking the embargo, 27 Apr. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about family and personal matters, 28 Apr. 1794
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Letter from Samuel Bayley (Newburyport) to David Cobb about relations with Great Britain and the fact that American vessels continue to be seized in the West Indies, 29 Apr. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb advising him to leave Philadelphia for reasons of health and referring to a pamphlet by Mr. G, 5 May 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about a meeting at Boston concerning the embargo, 11 May 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that public sentiment in Boston remains in favor of an embargo, 13 May 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb urging him to speak in Congress on the subject of the "ballances," 18 May 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about local and family news, 19 May 1794
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Letter from William Eustis to David Cobb thanking him for getting the "ballance" and stating his intention of going to a club meeting at the home of Joseph Russell, 20 May 1794 [incomplete]
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about political affairs in Boston, 23 May 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the "ballances" owed to Massachusetts and the report of the embargo, 25 May 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about local politics and relations with Great Britain, 29 May 1794
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Letter from W. W. Wheeler (Taunton) introducing Abner Allyne, Jr., who is seeking a post in the armed services, 24 Oct. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about the death of Sally Cobb, 25 Oct. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about the death and funeral of his daughter Sally Cobb, 3 Nov. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the election of Fisher Ames, 5 Nov. 1794
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Letter from Ebenezer Carleton (Boston) to David Cobb about the deposition of Jeremiah Driscoll, 6 Nov. 1794
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Letter from Ebenezer Bradish (Cambridge) to David Cobb about the possibility of selling Old Mansion House, 7 Nov. 1794
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Letter from Samuel Ogden (Newark) to David Cobb about the claim of Captain Jabez Johnson for 16 iron guns, 7 Nov. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about Cobb's re-election campaign in Massachusetts, 10 Nov. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about James Swan and the election of Fisher Ames, 16 Nov. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb concerning the success of John Jay in the British negotiations and expressing a desire for William Billings to write a new song, 23 Nov. 1794
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Camden) to his father David Cobb about the work Thomas Cobb has done for Henry Knox and his plans to remain in Maine during the winter, 26 Nov. 1794
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Letter from Ebenezer Kent (Watertown) to David Cobb asking that he assist Kent in receiving compensation from the government, 28 Nov. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis to David Cobb about personal matters, [Dec. 1794]
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about personal matters, 1 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about political affairs in Massachusetts, 1 Dec. 1794
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Letter from George Clymer to John Dunlap about the death of his son, 3 Dec. 1794 [printed]
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Letter from O[liver] Leonard (Taunton) to David Cobb about Cobb's land business, 3 Dec. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis to David Cobb urging him to make a speech in Congress, 4 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Henry Knox (Montpelier) to David Cobb about Knox's lumbering business, 4 Dec. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about politics, 6 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about politics, 8 Dec. 1794
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the activities of Edmund Randolph as secretary of state, 10 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Oliver Leonard (Taunton) to David Cobb concerning the prospects of Cobb being re-elected and requesting letters if he goes to France, 13 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Seth Padelford to David Cobb about Cobb's chances for re-election and the burning of Samuel Leonard's mill, 14 Dec. 1794
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Letter from James Sproat (Taunton) to David Cobb about the building of Bristol Academy, 15 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb giving news of local politics, 15 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about Oliver Leonard's intended departure for France, 16 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Samuel Fales (Taunton) to David Cobb enclosing a record of the recent election and informing him of the purchase of a fire engine by the town of Taunton, Mass., 17 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Hodijah Baylies (Dighton) to David Cobb about the resignation of Alexander Hamilton, 20 Dec. 1794
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Bill from David West to David Cobb for binding Bibles, 20 Dec. 1794
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Letter from [William Eustis] (Boston) to David Cobb wishing him a merry Christmas, 22 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Oliver Leonard (Taunton) to David Cobb about his future plans, 22 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about local election news and French and British affairs, 29 Dec. 1794
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Letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to Tench Coxe about the manufacturies of Bristol and Plymouth Counties, Mass., 31 Dec. 1794
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about progress in building a school, 31 Dec. 1794
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Election returns in the campaign for David Cobb's re-election to the House of Representatives against George Leonard and others, [1795]
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Account of [Elisha Goodwin] of hay cut on the "Great Marsh" in 1795, [1795]
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Miscellaneous accounts of [David Cobb] for purchases of supplies, wages for surveying and road building in Maine, and other materials as agent for William Bingham, 1795-1796
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Letter from "An American" to David Cobb about the naturalization bills before Congress, [Jan. 1795]
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about the insertion of the address of the Democratic Society of Philadelphia in the Orrery and the ancestry of Blair McClenachan, Jan. 1795
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Note from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb wishing him a happy new year, 1 Jan. 1795
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Invitation from I. Rope to David Cobb to dine with him on the following Sunday, 2 Jan. 1795, with diary entries in the hand of David Cobb on verso, 1-2 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Tench Coxe to David Cobb thanking him for information about iron manufacturies of Plymouth and Bristol, 5 Jan. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the uproar in certain circles at the publication in the Federal Orrery of John Sylvester John Gardiner's "Remarks on the Jacobin," 7 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Alexander Hodgdon (Boston) to David Cobb about the semi-annual lottery, 8 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Seth Padelford (Taunton) to David Cobb about local events and election returns, 10 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about state and local elections and Bristol Academy in Taunton, Mass., 12 Jan. [1795]
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb wishing him well, 12 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Samuel Fales (Taunton) to David Cobb about election returns, 12 Jan. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb congratulating him on his successful election, 15 Jan. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about local politics, 19 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb giving a detailed account of the votes in the late election, 19 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about local politics, 21 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Hodijah Baylies (Dighton) to David Cobb about the rumor that Cobb is to be postmaster general, 24 Jan. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis to David Cobb about Massachusetts politics and the militia, 25 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about local happenings, 25 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Ebenezer Bradish (Cambridge) to David Cobb about the sale of real estate and personal matters, 26 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Samuel Fales to David Cobb about local political matters, 26 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Oliver Leonard (Boston) to David Cobb about Maine lands and Leonard's work for [William Bingham], 26 Jan. 1795
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Letter from Seth Padelford (Taunton) to David Cobb concerning local news and enclosing election returns, 26 Jan. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis to David Cobb about plans for a new state house and reactions to John Jay's treaty, 29 Jan. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the proposed state house, the state militia, and local politics, 2 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about local news at Taunton, including the purchase of a fire engine by the town, 2 Feb. 1795
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Letter from William Shepard (Westfield) to David Cobb congratulating him on his appointment to the office of postmaster general and suggesting a post office at West Springfield, Mass., 3 Feb. 1795
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Circular letter from Benjamin Henfrey (Philadelphia) proposing a course of lectures on mineralogy, 4 Feb. 1795 [printed]
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about court and militia reform in Massachusetts, 5 Feb. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the merit of the state in advancing money to the continental agent, 8 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Seth Padelford (Taunton) to David Cobb about politics, 9 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about the lack of snow, 9 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Jonathan Ingell, Jr. (Taunton) to David Cobb about the sale of bar iron, 10 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about news from England, 11 Feb. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the state of militia reform in Massachusetts, 12 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Col. E. Haskell (Charleston, S.C.) to David Cobb about the sale of lottery tickets, 15 Feb. 1795
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Letter from J[ames] Sproat (Boston) to David Cobb about Cobb's land purchase, local news at Taunton, and Bristol Academy, 15 Feb. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about government plans for a select corps and the militia reform bill, 16 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Samuel Fales (Taunton) to David Cobb about local news, 16 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Seth Padelford (Taunton) to David Cobb about politics and local happenings, 16 Feb. 1795
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Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb containing news of Taunton births and deaths, 16 Feb. 1795
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Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about eastern lands, 23 Feb. 1795
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Articles of agreement between William Bingham and David Cobb for Cobb to become agent and superintendent of Bingham's lands in the district of Maine, 7 Mar. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 501-503.

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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Warren, Me.) to David Cobb about the nervous collapse of Cobb's son Thomas, 20 Mar. 1795
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb containing detailed instructions for the settlement of Bingham's Maine lands, 25 Mar. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 503-508.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about Bingham's Maine lands and plans for settling them, 8 Apr. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 508-510.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about plans for getting settlers for Bingham's Maine lands, 19 Apr. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 510-512.

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Draft of letter from David Cobb (Taunton) to William Bingham about the delay of [William] Shaw in departing for Maine, 12 May 1795

Enclosed in letter from Cobb to Bingham, 24 May 1795.

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 513-514.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb concerning settlers for Bingham's Maine lands and warning against allowing the depredation of lumber, 15 May 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 512-513.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb concerning Bingham's Maine lands and discussing lottery plans and maps, 24 May 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 514-515.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about the settlement of Maine lands, 24 May 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 515-518.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Bingham's Maine lands, plans for settlement, Henry Knox's "establishment," and the lottery lands, 1 June 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 518-521.

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Letter from Ebenezer Hunt (Northampton) to David Cobb requesting information on the cost of townships in Maine, 22 June 1795
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Warren, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that his son Thomas Cobb has been cured of his insanity, 24 June 1795
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Letter from Henry Knox (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb informing him of Knox's arrival, 25 June 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 521-522.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the difficulties that the surveyors are having because of black flies and mosquitoes, 1 July 1795

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 525-528.

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Letter from Benjamin Ruggles (Pleasant River) to David Cobb about the purchase of a lot of land for Francis Mathews, 4 July 1795
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Invoice for sundry articles shipped by Henry Jackson to David Cobb aboard the schooner Charlotte, 13 July 1795

Signed by Titus Welles.

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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that two of Jackson's ships have been taken by the British, 13 July 1795

Enclosed with invoice for sundry articles shipped to Cobb, 13 July 1795.

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Letter from Paul Dudley Sargent (Sullivan, Me.) to David Cobb welcoming him to Maine and inviting him to visit Sargent, 13 July 1795
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Letter from Henry Knox (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb about personal matters, 22 July 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 528-529.

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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb informing him that Thomas Cobb has recovered his health and about his plans, 29 July 1795
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Account by [David Cobb] of expenses on a trip to and from the home of Henry Knox, Aug. 1795
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about business and personal matters, 4 Aug. 1795
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb about supplies he has ordered and a proposed visit by William Bingham to Maine, 4 Aug. 1795
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Bill from Moses and Aaron Davis (Roxbury) to David Cobb for sundry articles bought on the account of Henry Jackson, 5 Aug. 1795
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Contract of David Cobb with Oliver Leonard for the purchase of Maine lands, 6 Aug. 1795 [copy]

Enclosed in letter from Cobb to William Bingham, 18 Aug. 1795.

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 532-533.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the sale of Maine lands to Oliver Leonard and Henry Knox's opinion of the sale, 18 Aug. 1795

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 529-532.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Henry Knox about the sale of land to Oliver Leonard and Ebenezer Hunt, a proposed visit by William Bingham, and personal matters, 30 Aug. 1795 [copy]

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 533-534.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Daniel Cony about the customary allowance or percentage for a logging permit, 31 Aug. 1795
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Letter from David Wass (Epping) to David Cobb about the ownership of various lots of land, 2 Sep. 1795
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Letter from David Cobb (Penobscot, Me.) to Henry Knox about William Bingham and the construction of a road north from Gouldsboro, Me., 17 Sep. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 535-536.

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Receipted account of Asa Danforth with Leonard Crocker, 24 Sep. 1795-8 July 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Ebenezer Hunt advising him to purchase lands in Maine and suggesting that he steer emigrants from Massachusetts there, 26 Sep. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 536-537.

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Letter from Henry Knox (Duck-trap [Lincolnville], Me.) to David Cobb about Dr. [Ebenezer] Hunt's attempt to purchase a township from William Bingham and Bingham's reluctance to sell land on those terms, 29 Sep. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 537-538.

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Letter from David L. Barnes (Providence) to David Cobb about politics and foreign relations, the actions of Joseph Fauchet and the Jacobins, and a meeting between Joseph Fauchet and [Edmund] Randolph, 5 Oct. 1795
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about Maine lands, log stealing, road construction, and shipbuilding, 5 Oct. 1795

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 538-542.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about terms offered to [Oliver] Leonard for Maine lands and road improvements, 9 Oct. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 542-543.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Henry Knox about the sale of Maine lands and the affairs of William Bingham, 10 Oct. 1795 [copy]

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 544-546.

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Letter from Daniel Cony (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the lumber trade in Maine, 10 Oct. 1795
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Letter from Paul Dudley Sargent (Sullivan, Me.) to David Cobb enclosing a map of a portion of "number nine," 12 Oct. 1795 [map not enclosed]
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb requesting that Cobb come to Philadelphia to dispose of Maine lands and concerning possible sales to Alexander Baring and the Duke de Liancourt, 17 Oct. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 547-548.

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Letter from Isaac Parker to David Cobb enclosing five Harvard College lottery tickets (tickets no. 4138-4140 and 4157-4158), 17 Oct. 1795
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Letter from Oliver Leonard (No. 10 [Eddington], Me.) to David Cobb about Leonard's explorations in the back country of Maine, 18 Oct. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 548-549.

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Letter from Henry Knox (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb about personal and political matters, 28 Oct. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 550-551.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to Henry Knox about proposed Maine land sales to Sir Francis Baring and the Duke de Liancourt, 29 Oct. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 598-601.

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Letter from Titus Welles (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing an invoice and receipt for sundry articles shipped to Cobb aboard the schooner Cabinet on behalf of Henry Jackson, 30 Oct. 1795

Invoice signed by John Foster, master of the Cabinet.

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Letter from Ebenezer Hunt (Northampton) to David Cobb about the reasons for the lack of interest in Maine lands, 3 Nov. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 551-552.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about lumber stealing, road building, the sale of Maine lands, and the activities of Henry Knox, 7 Nov. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 552-555.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about timber stealing, road building, and Cobb's plans to go to Philadelphia, 8 Nov. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, p. 555.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Maine lands and the settlement of Gouldsboro, Me., 12 Nov. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, p. 556.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Phineas Bruce authorizing him to act on behalf of Cobb's agents while he is absent in Philadelphia, 15 Nov. 1795
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Colonel Nathan Jones about the supervision of lumbering on the land under Cobb's control, 15 Nov. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 556-558.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Stephen Jones about illegal lumbering on the Bingham lands in Maine, 15 Nov. 1795
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Wass about the prevention of lumber theft from the Bingham lands in Maine, 15 Nov. 1795
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Letter from Henry Knox (Boston) to David Cobb about the sale of Maine lands to Baring Brothers and Co., 19 Nov. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 597-598.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about his plans to be in Philadelphia in a week, 29 Nov. 1795
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Account by [David Cobb] of expenses for a trip from Taunton to Philadelphia and the return, Dec. 1795
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Letter from Isaac Maltby (Hatfield) to David Cobb about the purchase of townships in the Bingham lands in Maine, 3 Dec. 1795
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Letter from Benjamin Tappan (Hatfield) to David Cobb about terms for the purchase of Maine lands, 7 Dec. 1795
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Letter from Isaac Maltby (Hatfield) to David Cobb informing him that a large number of people are interested in purchasing Maine lands, 8 Dec. 1795
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb suggesting that he remain at Boston to meet Alexander Baring and enumerating expenses to be taken into account when the Bingham lands in Maine are offered for sale, 9 Dec. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 601-602.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb instructing him to forward a letter to [Alexander] Baring, 15 Dec. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 602-603.

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Letter from David Cobb (New York) to William Bingham about a meeting with Alexander Baring, 17 Dec. 1795
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the price of land to be offered to Alexander Baring, 19 Dec. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 604-605.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about the sale of Maine lands to Alexander Baring, 28 Dec. 1795

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 616-617.

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Return by [Elisha] Goodwin of lumber cut in 1796, 1796
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Agreement of Stephen Jones with William Bingham and Co. for log cutting on Bingham's Maine lands, 2 Jan. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 678.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the sale of Maine lands to Alexander Baring, 7 Jan. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 624-625.

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Agreement of Josiah Hitchings with William Bingham and Co. for log cutting on Bingham's Maine lands, 7 Jan. 1796
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the sale of Bingham's Maine lands to Alexander Baring, 9 Jan. 1795

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 628-629.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Cobb's negotiations with Alexander Baring for the sale of Bingham's Maine lands and the effect of political controversy on the sale, 11 Jan. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 632-633.

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Letter from Cyrus Swan (Taunton) to David Cobb about terms for the purchase of Maine lands, 29 Jan. 1796
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb inviting him to dine and informing him of a bonus for his "extra troubles and services," 9 Feb. 1796
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Settled account of David Cobb with Isaac Shaw and Co. for cloth and sundries for 29 May 1795-12 Feb. [1796], [12 Feb. 1796]
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"An act establishing and regulating the fees of the several officers and other persons hereafter mentioned and for repealing the laws heretofore made for that purpose," passed [13 Feb. 1796] [manuscript copy]
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Order from Joseph Tillinghast (Gouldsboro, Me.) on David Cobb to pay Nathan Jones $31.80, 13 Feb. 1796
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Warren, Me.) to David Cobb about lands Cobb purchased on the Androscoggin River, 16 Feb. 1796
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Letter from H. Stevenson (Taunton) to David Cobb about plans to purchase Cobb's house and turn it into a tavern, 18 Feb. 1796
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Letter from Josiah Smith (New Gloucester) to David Cobb requesting right of refusal on a lot belonging to Cobb, 19 Feb. 1796
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Letter from Seth Bannister (Brookfield) to David Cobb about the purchase of a township in Maine, 22 Feb. 1796
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Receipted account from Henry Jackson (Boston) to William Bingham for supplies issued to David Cobb on Bingham's account for 5 June 1795-17 Mar. 1796, 17 Mar. 1796
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about his dealings with Alexander Baring, Henry Knox, and Henry Jackson, 23 Mar. 1796

Enclosed with power of attorney, 23 Mar. 1796.

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 722-723.

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Power of attorney from William Bingham to David Cobb, 23 Mar. 1796
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about negotiations with the attorney general over title to Maine lands, financial matters, the activities of William Shaw, and lumbering operations, 28 Mar. 1796 [copy]

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 725-727.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Cyrus Swan about the value of land in Maine, 30 Mar. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 727-728.

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Observations on Maine lands by [Alexander Baring], [19 Apr. 1796] [copy]

Enclosed in letter from William Bingham to David Cobb, 30 Apr. 1796.

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 734-740.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing answers to questions raised by Cobb, informing Cobb of Bingham's plan to visit Maine in the company of [Alexander] Baring, and discussing financial matters, 19 Apr. 1796

Enclosed with power of attorney authorizing Cobb to sell land and observations of [Alexander Baring], [19 Apr. 1796].

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 732-734.

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Answers by William Bingham to questions posed by David Cobb about the sale of Maine lands and road cutting, 19 Apr. 1796

Enclosed in letter from Bingham to Cobb, 30 Apr. 1796.

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 740-743.

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Power of attorney from William Bingham to David Cobb to sell Bingham's Maine lands for 6 months, 30 Apr. 1796

Enclosed in letter from Bingham to Cobb, 30 Apr. 1796.

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Letter from David Cobb (Taunton) to William Bingham informing him of Cobb's personal affairs, requesting his views on lumbering operations on Bingham's Maine lands, and concerning relations with Great Britain, 30 Apr. 1796

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 748-749.

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Letter from Cyrus Swan (Stonington) to David Cobb rejecting his terms for the sale of Maine lands, 5 May 1796
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Bingham's accounts with Cobb and Bingham's plans to visit his Maine lands, 16 May 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 752-754.

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Receipt from Ebenezer Bradish (Cambridge) to David Cobb for payment of £75.00, 7 June 1796
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Letter from William Bingham (Boston) to David Cobb about Bingham's plans to visit Maine and the sale of Bingham lands to Alexander Baring, 28 June 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 761-763.

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Note from Nathan Jones (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb for $49.00, 6 July 1796
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Letter from Henry Knox (Montpelier) to David Cobb about the travel plans of William Bingham's party, 6 July 1796
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Receipt from Peter and George Lorillard (New York) to [William Crocker] for payment for snuff, 11 July 1796
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about business arrangements with [Alexander] Baring, [Henry] Jackson, and [William] Shaw, 24 Sep. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 801-802.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about logging operations on Bingham's Maine lands and Cobb's narrow escape from drowning, 14 Oct. 1796

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 803-804.

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Accounts of David Cobb with William Bingham for "old and new concerns," 14 Oct. 1796

Enclosed with letter from Cobb to Bingham, 14 Oct. 1796.

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Letter from Henry Knox (Montpelier) to David Cobb about lumbering operations on Knox's Maine lands, 18 Oct. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 805.

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Settled account of Elisha Prescott with Cobb and Richards, 29 Oct. 1796 [damaged]
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about various business operations on Bingham's Maine lands, the activities of Henry Jackson and William Shaw, and the possibility of establishing Gouldsboro Harbor as a whaling port, 30 Oct. 1796

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 807-810.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to John Brewer about the supervision of lumbering on the Maine lands owned by William Bingham, 30 Oct. 1796
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Thomas Davis, treasurer of Massachusetts, about an enumeration of the settlers on William Bingham's Maine lands and the appointment of Thomas Cobb to the post of justice of the peace, 30 Oct. 1796
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Stephen Jones about Jones's post as superintendent of lumbering operations on William Bingham's Maine lands, 30 Oct. 1796
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Letter from Henry Knox (Montpelier) to David Cobb about personal matters and the rise of Knox's "hero," Napoleon, 12 Nov. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 811-814.

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Letter from Stephen Jones (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb about the supervision of lumbering on William Bingham's Maine lands, 17 Nov. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 814-815.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Wass with instructions for lumbering on William Bingham's Maine lands, 24 Nov. 1796
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Eli Forbes requesting that he forward copies of deeds to various tracts of Maine land, 2 Dec. 1796
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Donald Ross about the superintendence of lumber brought down the Union River, 2 Dec. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 815-816.

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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about the supervision of lumbering operations on the Union River, 6 Dec. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 820.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the lumbering of Bingham's Maine lands and the sale of Bingham's Maine land to Alexander Baring, 8 Dec. 1796

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 821-823.

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Extract of [William Bingham's] deed to No. 7, [Castine, Me.], 10 Dec. 1796

Attested by Eli Forbes.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Donald Ross about lumbering operations, 17 Dec. 1796
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about lumbering operations, 29 Dec. 1796

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 828-829.

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Letter from Henry Knox (Boston) to David Cobb about the death of Knox's son Washington Knox and business matters, 11 Jan. 1797
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Letter from Alexander Baring (Philadelphia) to David Cobb commending his management of William Bingham's Maine lands, 14 Jan. 1797
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about business arrangements between Bingham and Alexander Baring for the sale of Maine lands, 14 Jan. 1797
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb inviting him to visit the lumbering operations on the Union River, 19 Jan. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the sale of land and the development of roads and lumber mills on Bingham's Maine lands, 30 Jan. 1797

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 832-834.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Thomas Davis, treasurer of Massachusetts, concerning the enumeration of the settlers on William Bingham's Maine land and their tax status and commenting on the qualifications of [Andrew] Kidstone for the post of justice of the peace in Gouldsboro, 10 Feb. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 834-836.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the sale of Maine land to Alexander Baring and the construction of houses in Gouldsboro, 10 Feb. 1797

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 836-837.

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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about the theft of lumber from William Bingham's Maine lands, 16 Feb. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 837-838.

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Letter from David Cobb to Samuel S. Wilde containing instructions for the management of Cobb's lands, [20 Feb. 1797] [copy]
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Letter from David Wass (Columbia, Me.) to David Cobb about the theft of logs from William Bingham's Maine lands, 24 Feb. 1797
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Account of David Cobb with Col. Nathan Jones for supplies for 11 Aug. 1795-23 Feb. 1797, Mar. 1797
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Contract of David Cobb with Noah Hall and Elisha Goodwin Yeoman for the construction of a sawmill in Gouldsboro, Me., 3 Mar. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 838-839.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Wass about illegal log cutting on William Bingham's Maine lands, 3 Mar. 1797
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Bingham's dealings with Alexander Baring, instructions for the improvement of Bingham's Maine lands, and the development of roads, 7 Mar. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 839-842.

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Letter from Thomas Davis (Boston) to David Cobb about the enumeration of settlers on William Bingham's Maine lands and their tax status, 14 Mar. 1797
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about lumbering on the Union River, 16 Mar. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 842-843.

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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Warren, Me.) to David Cobb about the management of Cobb's Androscoggin River lands, with map, 22 Mar. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the ownership and sale of Maine lands, the development of the town of Mount Desert Island, and road building, 9 Apr. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 843-846.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about the ownership of various tracts of Maine land and the sale of Nathan Jones's land in Trenton, 9 May 1797 [copy]

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 846-847.

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Receipt from [A.] Fremaye (Philadelphia) to Leonard Crocker for payment for supplies, 9 June 1797
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Letter from Alexander Baring (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Baring's plans for a tour through Maine, 13 June 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 847-849.

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Letter from Alexander Baring (New York) to David Cobb about deeds to various tracts of land in Maine, 17 June 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 849.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about the sale of Maine lands, 2 July 1797 [copy]

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 849-850.

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Receipt from David West (Boston) to David Cobb for payment for books and stationery, 4 July 1797
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Receipt from Caleb Wheaton (Boston) to David Cobb for payment for food and supplies, 4 July 1797

Signed by Benjamin White, Jr.

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Letter from William Bingham (Lansdowne, Pa.) to David Cobb about speculation in land and the purchase of land from Leonard Jarvis, the possibility of statehood for Maine, and U.S. commerce with France, 21 July 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 852-855.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Alexander Baring about Baring's intended visit to Maine, 26 July 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 855-856.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to John Brewer directing him to provide lodging and horses to Alexander Baring, 26 July 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Stephen Jones directing him to provide lodging and horses for Alexander Baring and his party, 26 July 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Thomas Pagan directing him to provide lodging and horses for Alexander Baring, 26 July 1797
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the sale of land by [Leonard] Shaw to [Henry] Jackson, 27 July 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 856-857.

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Account of David Cobb with William Bingham for 7 Oct. 1796-May 1797, 7 Sep. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the settlement of Maine and questions concerning statehood for the district, 7 Sep. 1797

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 858-861.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Alexander Baring about the settlement of Maine lands, 12 Sep. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 861-864.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb ordering lumber for fencing a Pennsylvania farm, 13 Sep. 1797
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Letter from Henry Knox (Boston) to David Cobb about the launching of the frigate U.S.S. Constitution, the outbreak of yellow fever at Philadelphia, attacks on Alexander Hamilton, and relations with France, 16 Sep. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 864-865.

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Letter from David Cobb (Castine, Me.) to William Bingham about road building and land sales in Maine, 22 Sep. 1797

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 865-867.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the enumeration of settlers on Bingham's Maine lands and Leonard Shaw's land, 2 Oct. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 868-870.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the falls of the Narraguagus River and the theft of lumber from Bingham's Maine lands, 11 Oct. 1797

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 871-872.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to John Brewer requesting his logging account and giving him instructions for the winter, 11 Oct. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Stephen Jones requesting his logging account and giving him instructions for the winter, 11 Oct. 1797
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Letter from Stephen Jones (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb about the theft of logs from William Bingham's Maine lands, 15 Oct. 1797
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Receipt from George Stillman (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of $9.50 for recording deeds, 16 Oct. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the sale of Bingham's Maine lands and lumbering operations, 19 Oct. 1797

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 872-873.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Donald Ross requesting his account and discussing taxes, 19 Oct. 1797
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb enclosing a logging report, 24 Oct. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 876-877.

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Report by Donald Ross on logging on the Union River, 24 Oct. 1797

Enclosed in letter from Ross to David Cobb, 24 Oct. 1797.

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Record of [Elisha Goodwin] of hay cut in the "Great Marsh" at [Gouldsboro, Me.], 25 Oct. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Stephen Jones about the theft of lumber from William Bingham's Maine lands, 26 Oct. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the enumeration of settlers on Bingham's Maine lands, 28 Oct. 1797

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 877-879.

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Receipt from Francis Shaw for payment of wages by Joseph Moore for David Cobb, Nov. 1797
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Letter from Alexander Baring (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of Baring's Maine lands, road cutting, and the appointment of John Richards as Baring's American agent, 6 Nov. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 883-885.

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Letter from Stephen Jones (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb about lumbering on William Bingham's Maine lands, 9 Nov. 1797
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Letter from William Bingham (Lansdowne, Pa.) to David Cobb about the departure of Alexander Baring for Europe and the appointment of John Richards as his agent, 10 Nov. 1797

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 885-887.

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Letter from John Brewer (Passamaquoddy, Me.) to David Cobb about lumbering operations on William Bingham's Maine lands, 20 Nov. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the purchase and sale of Maine land, 24 Nov. 1797
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb about Maine land sales and deeds and personal matters, 25 Nov. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Thomas Archibald with instructions for supervising logging operations, 1 Dec. 1797
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham informing him that logging operations have delayed Cobb's departure for Philadelphia, 1 Dec. 1797
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Order from Jacob Townsley (Steuben, Me.) on David Cobb for payment due to Thomas Archibald, 1 Dec. 1797

Papers, 1798-1804

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Account current of [David Cobb] with Cobb and Richards for boarding workers, [1798]
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Account of [David Cobb] for supplies shipped on the Gouldsborough Packet for Apr.-Dec. 1798, [1798]
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Account of [David Cobb] with Cobb and Richards for boarding workers, [1798]
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Account of David Cobb with Jacob Townsley for 1795-1798, [1798]
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Cash book of [David Cobb], [1798]
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Account of D[avid] Godfrey with [David Cobb] for Apr.-Oct. 1798, [1798]
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Receipted account of Joseph Moore with David Cobb for highway and farm work for Cobb, [1798]
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Letter from [David Cobb] to John Richards about business matters to be attended to during his trip, [1798]
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Memorandum ledger of cash of [David Cobb], [1798]
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Store account of [David Cobb], [1798]
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Store account and account current with concern of [David Cobb], [1798]
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Accounts of Nathan Tombs and others for shoes made and mended, [1798]
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about shipment of a cargo of lumber, 9 Apr. 1798
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about Maine land sales, Cobb's salary, and Leonard Shaw's deed, 16 Apr. 1798

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 937-938.

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Bill of sale from Josiah Knapp (Boston) to David Cobb for the schooner Betsy and Polly, 20 Apr. 1798
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about business and personal matters, 30 Apr. 1798

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 938-939.

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Account of David Cobb with William Bingham for 9 May 1795-30 Apr. 1798, 30 Apr. 1798
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Account of David Cobb with the schooner Betsy and Polly for items shipped by David Godfrey from Boston to Gouldsboro, Me., [May 1798]
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Bill from David Godfrey for supplies for the schooner Betsy and Polly, [May 1798]
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Receipt from Edward Edes (Boston) for $100.00 from David Cobb for Nathan Jones, 7 May 1798
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about their gloomy business prospects, 8 May 1798
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Account of David Cobb for supplies, 10 May-31 Dec. 1798
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Letter from Samuel Reed (Warwick, Me.) to David Cobb introducing David Mayo and Josiah Pomeroy, agents of a land company proposing to buy Maine lands, [14 May 1798]
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb concerning the distressed state of Bingham's business affairs and returning a draft that Bingham is unable to meet, 14 May 1798

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 940-941.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham enclosing a copy of Cobb's loan account with Bingham and informing Bingham of operations on his Maine lands, 18 May 1798
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Account of David Cobb with William Bingham "in new concern" for 1797-1798, 18 May 1798
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Loan account of David Cobb with William Bingham, 18 May 1798
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Receipt from Joseph Harris (Machias, Me.) to Jacob Townsley for payment of a debt to the estate of John Fairbanks, 25 May 1798
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Letter from Joseph Patten (Columbia, Me.) to David Cobb reporting on logging operations, 28 May 1798
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Receipt from Thomas Ruggles to Joseph Patten for payment of David Cobb's highway tax, June 1798
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Receipt from Thomas Vose (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb for payment for brick and lime shipped by David Godfrey, 15 June 1798
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Letter from Thomas Vose (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb about the condition of horses, 16 June 1798
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Account of Thomas Vose with David Cobb for bricks, lime, and horses, 16 June 1798
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Cash account of [David Godfrey] for money paid out on the account of David Cobb, [July 1798]
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Account and receipt of John Gallot for wages from [John] Richards and [David] Cobb, 10 July 1798
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Account and receipt of Ephraim Newton for wages from [John] Richards and [David] Cobb, 10 July 1798
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Receipted account of Elias Lane with [John] Richards and [David] Cobb for payment of wages, 11 July 1798
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Receipt from Joseph Tillinghast (Boston) to David Cobb for $200.00 received from the hands of David Godfrey, 20 July 1798
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Receipt from Sukey Cox (Boston) to David Cobb for $34.00 from the hand of David Godfrey, 23 July 1798
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Receipt from Joseph Peirce and Son (Boston) to David Cobb for $194.50 to be delivered by David Godfrey to Thomas Vose, 23 July 1798
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Receipted bill from Joseph Powell (Boston) to [David] Godfrey for medicine, 23 July 1798
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Receipted bill from Samuel Gore (Boston) to Cobb and Richards for paint and supplies, 24 July 1798
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Receipted bill from William Leach (Boston) to David Godfrey for a harness, 25 July 1798
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Cash account of David Godfrey of the schooner Betsy and Polly for wages, freight, and supplies, [30 July 1798]
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Dorchester) to David Cobb about the refusal of William Bingham to honor Cobb's note, an epidemic at Boston, and the appointment of Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, and other Massachusetts men to posts in the new army, 30 Aug. 1798

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 941-943.

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Receipt from William Ingersall to Elisha Prescott for payment for mutton, 19 Sep. 1798
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Receipt from William McKay to Elisha Prescott, 11 Oct. 1798
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a previous letter [30 Aug. 1798] and informing him that the fever has departed from Boston, 12 Oct. 1798
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Order on David Cobb to pay Elisha Prescott $9.00, 28 Oct. 179[8] [fragment, signature incomplete]
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Order from Simson Stewart (Gouldsboro, Me.) on David Cobb to pay Elisha Prescott $11.70 on Stewart's account, 28 Oct. 1798

Enclosed with another order on David Cobb.

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Account of [David Godfrey] with Cobb and Richards for 14 May-1 Nov. 1798, [1 Nov. 1798]
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Receipted account of Lovell Bullock with [David] Cobb and [John] Richards for the payment of Bullock's wages, 19 Nov. 1798
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Settled account of Daniel Burbank with Cobb and Richards, 19 Nov. 1798
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Settled account of David Cobb with Cobb and Richards, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $56.38 to Lovell Bullock, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $65.54 to Daniel Burbank, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $69.14 to Jason Dudley, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $80.29 to Calvin Fisk, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $95.41 to Alpheus Laker, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $60.45 to Solomon Newton, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $61.04 to Oliver Ormsby, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $16.81 to Nathan Perry, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $58.66 to Francis Robbins, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $22.19 to Simson Stewart, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $41.62 to John Sumner, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $31.01 to Nathan Tombs, 19 Nov. 1798
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Order from Cobb and Richards on John Richards to pay $58.66 to Ebenezer Waters, 19 Nov. 1798
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Settled account of Alpheus Laker with Cobb and Richards, 19 Nov. 1798
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Receipted account of Solomon Newton with [John] Richards and [David] Cobb for payment of Newton's wages, 19 Nov. 1798
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Receipted account of Oliver Ormsby with [John] Richards and [David] Cobb for payment of Ormsby's wages, 19 Nov. 1798
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about licenses for logging operations by John Fabrique and others on William Bingham's Maine lands, 19 Nov. 1798

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 944.

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Receipted account of Simson Stewart with [David] Cobb and [John] Richards for payment of Stewart's wages, 19 Nov. 1798
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Receipted account of Nathan Tombs for wages paid to him by [David] Cobb and [John] Richards, 19 Nov. 1798
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Settled account of Dudley Blake with Cobb and Richards for wages, 20 Nov. 1798
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Report by Thomas Blake of lumber surveyed from the schooner Betsy and Polly for Amasa Davis and Son, 28 Nov. 1798
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Receipt from John Sumner (Boston) to [John] Richards for a cash advance of $40.00, 28 Nov. 1798
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb about Cobb's dispute with William Bingham, the activities of John Richards, the financial affairs of Henry Knox, and Knox's refusal of a U.S. army post, 2 Dec. 1798

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 944-948.

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Receipt from James Andrews (Boston) to Cobb and Richards for payment of $1,200.00 for goods, 3 Dec. 1798
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Letter from William Blunt (Trenton, Me.) to David Cobb about the seizure of Mr. Pratt's estate to settle a debt, 3 Dec. 1798
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Receipt from David Godfrey (Boston) to [John] Richards for cash advanced on the account of Isaac and Luther Coolidge and on the bill of David Godfrey, 3 Dec. 1798

Enclosed with receipt from John Sumner to [John] Richards, 28 Nov. 1798.

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Settled account of James Andrews with Cobb and Richards, 5 Dec. 1798
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Receipt from James Andrews (Boston) to Cobb and Richards for payment of $50.00, 8 Dec. 1798
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Receipt from David Godfrey (Gouldsboro, Me.) to John Richards for payment of $30.00, 20 Dec. 1798
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Stephen Jones about logging operations, 21 Dec. 1798
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Settled accounts of David Wass and William Tupper with Cobb and Richards for surveying town lines, 21 Dec. 1798 [damaged]
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Road cutting account of [David Cobb] for 1798, 24 Dec. 1798
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about business matters and Henry Knox's financial difficulties, 26 Dec. 1798

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 948-949.

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Order from Peter Doliber (Mount Desert, Me.) on David Cobb to pay Davis Wasgatt taxes for the town of Mount Desert, 28 Dec. 1798
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Account of [David Cobb] for "House No. 3," 31 Dec. 1798
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Account of expenses of [David Cobb] for materials shipped on the Gouldsborough Packet, 31 Dec. 1798
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Account of [David Cobb] of sundry expenses, 31 Dec. 1798
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Accounts of [David Cobb] with concern for 1798, 31 Dec. 1798
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Account of [David Cobb] for "House No. 1" for 1798, 31 Dec. 1798
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Inventory by [David Cobb] of articles in the store in Gouldsboro, Me., 31 Dec. 1798
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Inventory by [David Cobb] of "House No. 2," 31 Dec. 1798
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Account current of William Bingham's concern with the store for the purchase of supplies, [1799]
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Accounts of [David Cobb] for cash disbursements, supplies, and transportation of supplies on the Gouldsborough Packet, [1799]
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Cash accounts of [David Cobb] with sundry departments, [1799]
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Manuscript extracts by [David Cobb] from printed accounts and descriptions of Mount Desert Island, Me., [1799]
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Store account of [Benjamin Godfrey] for 1798-1799, [1799]
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Cash book of [David Cobb], Jan. 1799
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Store account of David Cobb for 1799, 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1001-1009.

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List by [David Cobb] of persons owing debts to the concern for 1798, 5 Jan. 1799
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Store account of [David Cobb] for 21 May 1798-23 Jan. 1799, 23 Jan. 1799
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Agreement between David Cobb and John Richards, agents of William Bingham, and David Wass concerning the sale of Maine lands to Wass, 24 Jan. 1799
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Instructions from [David] Cobb and [John] Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Tupper for surveying boundary lines on William Bingham's Maine lands, 24 Jan. 1799
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Settled account of John Goodwin with Cobb and Richards, 29 Jan. 1799
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the purchase of a lumber schooner, the establishment of a store, and the construction of sawmills on Bingham's Maine lands, 31 Jan. 1799

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 949-952.

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Receipt from Benjamin Ruggles (Columbia, Me.) to Joseph Patten for payment of taxes, 2 Feb. 1799
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Receipt from Joseph Patten (Columbia, Me.) to [David] Cobb and [John] Richards for payment of taxes, 6 Feb. 1799
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Receipted bill from Paul Dudley Sargent to [David] Cobb and [John] Richards for enumerating the inhabitants of certain Maine lands, 6 Feb. 1799
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Account of William Terry with Cobb and Richards for supplies purchased from them, 8 Feb. 1799
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Alexander Baring forwarding copies of Cobb's accounts and requesting funds for the development of the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 22 Feb. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 952-953.

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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb informing him of interest in Kennebec lands and inquiring about terms, 26 Feb. 1799
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about Bingham's "Kennebec purchase," John Richards's opinion of the land, and Cobb's plans for the "season," 28 Feb. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 953-955.

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Receipted bill of David Cobb for the Columbian Centinel, 3 Mar. 1799
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Letter from D[onald] Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about personal matters, 7 Mar. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 955.

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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that Henry Knox has settled his debts and commenting on political matters, the war with France, and the activities of the Federalist Party, 7 Mar. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 955-957.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Isaac Parker about the settlement of legal questions rising out of disputes over tracts of Maine land owned by Thomas M. Willing, William Cramond, and John Tyler, 12 Apr. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 957-958.

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Letter from David Wass (Columbia, Me.) to David Cobb about the payment of taxes, 19 Apr. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 959.

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Letter from Isaac Parker (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Parker has taken legal action against trespassers on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 24 Apr. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 959-960.

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Letter from [David] Cobb and [John] Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Wass about Wass's land and the sale of a plow to him, 2 May 1799
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List of provisions by [David Cobb], 2 May 1799
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about legal actions against James Hopkins for lumbering on lands under Cobb's supervision, 6 May 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 960-961.

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Letter from David Cobb (Castine, Me.) to William Bingham about legal action taken against trespassers on Bingham's Maine lands, 9 May 1799

Another copy, 8 May 1799, printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 961-962.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham concerning legal action against trespassers on Bingham's Maine lands and enclosing Cobb's private and loan accounts, 16 May 1799

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 962-963.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Donald Ross about legal action against trespassers and the rental of meadow land, 18 May 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 963.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about Cobb's trip to Boston to purchase supplies and recruit settlers, 26 May 1799
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb concerning operations on Bingham's Maine lands and urging Cobb to consult Henry Knox, 3 June 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 966-969.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about Bingham's Maine lands and the port of Gouldsboro, Me., 16 June 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 969-972.

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Promissory note from John Fabrique (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Nathan Jones for $425.15, 25 June 1799
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Promissory note from John Fabrique (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Nathan Jones for $800.50, 25 June 1799
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Letter from [David] Cobb and [John] Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to [Phineas] Bruce about the prosecution of trespassers on the Maine lands under their supervision, [July 1799]
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about business matters and the development of Gouldsboro as a naval base, 3 July 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 972-973.

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Receipt from the Massachusetts Treasury Office to David Cobb for payment of taxes, 13 July 1799 [printed form]
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham requesting that he forward deeds to Maine land at once, 15 July 1799
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Letter from Luther Cory (Turner) to David Cobb about a proposed settlement on the Kennebec lands under Cobb's supervision, 16 July 1799
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about lumbering and haying on the lands under Cobb's supervision, 1 Aug. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 975.

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Letter from William Bingham (Lansdowne, Pa.) to David Cobb about Bingham's Kennebec lands and Benjamin Vaughan, 3 Aug. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 975-977.

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Letter from William Bingham (Lansdowne, Pa.) to David Cobb about Bingham's Maine lands, 13 Aug. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 977-978.

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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about logging on the lands under Cobb's supervision, 29 Aug. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 978-979.

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Letter from Henry Knox (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb about the desire of New Hampshire people for Maine lands, 6 Sep. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 979.

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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about settlement along the Union River in Maine, 16 Sep. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 980-981.

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Letter from James Richardson, Jr. (Mount Desert, Me.) to David Cobb about haying on land under Cobb's supervision, 21 Sep. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 981.

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Letter from David Cobb (Hallowell, Me.) to William Bingham about the development of Bingham's Maine lands, 5 Oct. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 981-983.

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Letter from John Merrick (Hallowell, Me.) to William Bingham about the development of Bingham's Kennebec lands and road building, 13 Oct. 1799 [incomplete]

Complete text printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 983-991.

Reel 2
Letter from Eben Hitchcock (Boston) to David Cobb thanking him for helping Hitchcock's wife, 28 Oct. 1799
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb requesting books for use during the "winter campaign," 29 Oct. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 991.

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Account current of David Godfrey with [David] Cobb and [John] Richards, [Nov. 1799]
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Letter from James Hodges (Taunton) to David Cobb informing him that Dr. Satterley of Providence wants to purchase land in Maine, 8 Nov. 1799
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the sale of Bingham's Maine lands to Dr. Daniel Cony and others, 11 Nov. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 992-994.

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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about the apprehension of lumber thieves, 19 Nov. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 994-995.

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Letter from David Cobb and [John] Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Donald Ross giving him instructions for logging operations, 19 Nov. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 995-996.

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Letter from David Cobb and John Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Donald Ross about lumbering operations on the Union River, 26 Nov. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 996-997.

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Letter from George Virutho (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb and John Richards about the purchase of Maine lands and the immigration of German farmers and laborers, 26 Nov. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 997-998.

Reel 2
Receipted bill of David Cobb for boarding a surveying party, Dec. 1799
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Letter from Christopher Hatch (Campo Bello Island) to David Cobb requesting a vessel to take a cargo of plaster to Philadelphia, 6 Dec. 1799
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb concerning Bingham's Maine lands, the lands of Peter Francis Van Berckel, and the debts of Henry Knox and requesting Cobb's opinion of John Merrick, 10 Dec. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 998-1000.

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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about payment for logs cut on William Bingham's Maine lands, 11 Dec. 1799

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 1001.

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Letter from David Cobb and [John] Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Nathaniel Hardenson giving him instructions to stop the theft of lumber from the Maine lands under their supervision, with letter on verso from Cobb to Jeremiah Bragdon requesting that he "bring down" supplies left at his store, 12 Dec. 1799 [copies]
Reel 2
Agreement of John Fabrique with David Cobb and John Richards for the construction of a double sawmill, 12 Dec. 1799
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Statement by [John Richards] about the business activities of [Harrison Gray] Otis, [180-]
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Account current of [David Cobb] with concern for 1798-1800, including "full statement of profit and loss," with copy of sundry accounts with concern, [1800]
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Observations by [David Cobb] on lumbering operations in Maine, [1800] [incomplete]
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Account of William Bingham with [Daniel] Cony for services and expenses, [1800]
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Statement of [David Cobb] of the account balance due from concern, 1 Jan. 1800
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Receipted account of Thomas Cobb with [David] Cobb and [John] Richards for services for 8 May 1798-1 Jan. 1800, 1 Jan. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb forwarding a letter and informing him of activities on his Androscoggin River land, 2 Jan. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Joseph Moore and Mr. Welch (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb about the interest of Moore and Welch in an island off Mount Desert Island, 3 Jan. 1800
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb with a message from [Alexander] Campbell to Cobb, 7 Jan. 1800
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb listing settlers on the Kennebec Million and informing Cobb of the discovery of iron ore deposits there, 16 Jan. 1800

Settlers include Joseph Baker, John Ball, Ezekiel Chase, Roger Chase, Daniel Churchill, Joseph Churchill, Joseph Cook, John Dinsmor, Barnabas Eaton, Amos Fletcher, Asa Fletcher, Thomas Fletcher, William Fletcher, Daniel Foster, Joshua Goodrich, Levi Goodrich, Amos Heald, Amos Heald, Jr., Ephraim Heald, Ephraim Heald, Jr., Jonas Heald, Solomon Night, Silas Parlin, William Reynolds, Joseph Russell, and Ephraim Wood.

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1012-1014.

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Letter from Gustavus Fellowes (Plantation No. 22, Me.) to David Cobb about the payment of taxes owed by Fellowes, 22 Jan. 1800
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Castine, Me.) to Joseph Moore and Welch about the sale of land on Mount Desert Island, 27 Jan. 1800 [copy]
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Letter from Samuel Freeman (Portland, Me.) to David Cobb requesting compensation in a suit by William Bingham and enclosing a copy of a letter from James Sullivan to Freeman to support his request, 30 Jan. 1800

Enclosed with copy of answer from Cobb and Richards to Freeman.

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Letter from Isaac Parker (Portland, Me.) to David Cobb recommending compensation for Samuel Freeman in a suit, 1 Feb. 1800
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of the Kennebec Tract, Daniel Cony, and the qualifications of John Merrick, 2 Feb. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 1015.

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Letter from [David Cobb] (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the selection of an agent for the Kennebec Tract, the qualifications of Daniel Cony and John Merrick, the establishment of a lumberyard at Gouldsboro, land operations on the Union River, road building, and the activities of John Richards, 3 Feb. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1016-1019.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about a report by Daniel Cony on the Kennebec Tract and the development of an iron mine there, 24 Feb. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1019-1020.

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Letter from Cobb and Richards to Isaac Parker replying to his recommendation of compensation for Samuel Freeman in a suit, 24 Feb. 1800 [copy]

Enclosed in letter from Isaac Parker to David Cobb, 1 Feb. 1800.

Reel 2
Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb advising him to purchase land in Trenton belonging to Mme. Bacler de Leval which is to be sold at a tax sale, 28 Feb. 1800
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing a copy of a report by John Herrick, 5 Mar. 1800 [report not enclosed]
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham reviewing operations on Bingham's Maine lands during the previous five years, 5 Mar. 1800

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1021-1022.

Reel 2
Letter from Edward H. Robbins (Boston) to David Cobb requesting that Cobb take an active part in the gubernatorial election campaign of Caleb Strong and discussing the candidacy of Moses Gill, 8 Mar. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1022-1023.

Reel 2
Letter from Samuel Freeman (Portland, Me.) to Cobb and Richards thanking them for compensation in a lawsuit, 10 Mar. 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Benjamin Vaughan requesting that he forward a letter to [Joseph] Wingate and commenting on the growth of "seaside peas" on Mount Desert Island, 12 Mar. 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to [Joseph] Wingate about the recruitment of people from the Merrimack Valley to settle in Maine, 12 Mar. 1800
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Letter from Isaac Parker (Portland, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Samuel Freeman is pleased with the settlement of a dispute and commenting on the upcoming marriage of [John] Richards, 13 Mar. 1800
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Letter from Joseph Patten (Columbia, Me.) to Cobb and Richards about logging on Plantation No. 23 in the Maine lands under their supervision, 16 Mar. 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham reporting on road building, surveying, house building, sawmill construction, and other projects on Bingham's Maine lands, 19 Mar. 1800

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1023-1027.

Reel 2
Account of Thomas Cobb with his father David Cobb for Aug. 1798-Mar. 1800, 21 Mar. 1800
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Letter from Joseph Wingate (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the recruitment of settlers for the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 24 Mar. 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Daniel Cony about plans for developing the Kennebec Tract, 25 Mar. 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Samuel S. Wilde about business and personal matters and the account of Daniel Cony, 25 Mar. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1027-1028.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the management of Bingham's Maine lands, the appointment of Daniel Cony, and the land of Mme. Bacler de Leval in Trenton, 26 Mar. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1028-1030.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the expense involved in promoting Bingham's Kennebec lands and the appointment of Daniel Cony, 3 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1031-1032.

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Letter from John A. Schaeffer (St. Andrews, New Brunswick) to David Cobb about an "illicit traffic" between Maine and New Brunswick and the repayment of a loan, 4 Apr. 1800
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb forwarding a letter from [Joseph] Wingate and commenting on personal and business matters, 4 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1032-1033.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the expenses involved in operating Bingham's Maine lands and road cutting, 10 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1033-1039.

Reel 2
Letter from Sylvester Maxwell (Northampton) to David Cobb about the sale of Maxwell's shares in the lottery lands, 10 Apr. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from H[enry] Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb about the health of Henry Knox and Massachusetts politics, 18 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1039-1040.

Reel 2
Letter from Henry Knox (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb about the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, 24 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1040-1041.

Reel 2
Letter from Elisha Coffin (Columbia, Me.) to David Cobb about a dispute between Coffin and Joseph Patten, 25 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1041-1042.

Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about Cobb's poor health and plans that John Merrick drew up for the development of the Kennebec Tract, 28 Apr. 1800
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Letter from H[enry] Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb inviting him to visit Boston for the 4th of July or commencement and concerning Thomas Brattle's horticultural efforts, 28 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 1042.

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Letter from Benjamin Vaughan (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the development of agriculture in Maine and the formation of the Kennebec Agricultural Society, 30 Apr. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1043-1044.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of Bingham's Maine lands, the opinion of Henry Knox, a visit by Henry Jackson Knox, and the lands of Mme. Bacler de Leval, 1 May 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1044-1047.

Reel 2
Account of [David Cobb], [24 May 1800]
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Letter from H[enry] Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb about personal and political matters, Henry Knox, and the death of Moses Gill, 27 May 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1047-1048.

Reel 2
Letter from Thomas Pagan (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb about John A. Schaeffer's bill on Cobb for $150.00, 27 May 1800
Reel 2
Receipted bill from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb for work on the Kennebec Tract, 30 May 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about a lawsuit and local matters, 31 May 1800
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of Bingham's Kennebec lands, the appointment of Daniel Cony, and John Merrick, 5 June 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1049-1050.

Reel 2
Letter from John Codman (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that Stephen Codman will act as Codman's agent while he is in Europe, 6 June 1800
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Account of David Cobb with William Bingham for agent's services and fees for 1 May 1799-1 May 1800, 9 June 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the slow development of Bingham's Maine land and personal matters, 9 June 1800

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1050-1051.

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Certificate from Joseph Tabbut concerning a lot in Columbia, Me., claimed by William Callaghan, 15 June 1800

Enclosed with certificate from Elisha Coffin and David Wass, 16 June 1800.

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Certificate from Elisha Coffin and David Wass concerning the ownership of the "Reynolds lot" in Columbia, Me., 16 June 1800

Enclosed with other certificates.

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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about the purchase of a trading vessel, 19 June 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1052-1053.

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Order from Samuel Beal (Steuben, Me.) on Cobb and Richards to pay Joseph Wilson $20.00 on Beal's account, 23 June 1800
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of Bingham's Maine lands, the difficulty in attracting emigrants, the advice of John Richards, the appointment of Daniel Cony and John Merrick, and the speculations of Sir William Pultney, 26 June 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1053-1059.

Reel 2
Promissory note from [Cobb and Richards] to Nathan Jones for $400.00, 26 June 1800 [signatures removed to cancel note]
Reel 2
Promissory note from [Cobb and Richards] to Nathan Jones for $465.00, 26 June 1800 [signatures removed to cancel note]
Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Spofford (Bluehill, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Spofford wishes to have his contract with John Fabrique underwritten by Cobb, 28 June 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about mill work Cobb has ordered from [John] Fabrique, 1 July 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 1059.

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Letter from Paul Dudley Sargent (Sullivan, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that business prevents Sargent from visiting Cobb, 2 July 1800
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Commission of David Cobb as justice of the peace for Hancock County in the district of Maine, 5 July 1800 [printed]

Signed by Caleb Strong.

Reel 2
Letter from Thomas Archibald (Steuben, Me.) to David Cobb requesting instructions for collecting hay rents, 14 July 1800
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) about personal and business matters, the death of John Fabrique's wife and child, and Ross's views of Methodists, 15 July 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1059-1060.

Reel 2
Receipt from Barney Smith (Boston) to David Cobb for payment of $100.00, 15 July 1800
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Receipt from [Thomas Dennie] (Boston) to David Cobb for $50.00 paid by the hand of John Richards, 18 July 1800
Reel 2
Bill from John Richards to David Godfrey, 18 July 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Charles Vaughan (Boston) to William Bingham about the improvement of Bingham's Kennebec lands and road building, 23 July 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1062-1064.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of the Kennebec Tract and a road proposed by Charles Vaughan, 5 Aug. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1067-1068.

Reel 2
Letter from H[enry] J[ackson] (Boston) to [David Cobb] inviting him to visit Boston, 8 Aug. 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Hallowell, Me.) to Daniel Cony enclosing instructions for the operation of Cony's agency, including road cutting, 15 Aug. 1800

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1068-1070.

Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to J[ohn] Avery refusing an appointment to the probate court and informing Avery of his son's refusal to accept the post of register of probate of Hancock County, 20 Aug. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from John Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb about personal and business matters, 20 Aug. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1070-1072.

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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about Cobb's personal affairs, 23 Aug. 1800

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1073-1074.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Cobb's instructions to Daniel Cony for developing Bingham's Maine lands, 1 Sep. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1074-1077.

Reel 2
Receipted bill from Thomas Dennie (Boston) to David Cobb for Madeira, port, and brandy, 4 Sep. 1800
Reel 2
Bill from Barney Smith (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and furnishings, 4 Sep. 1800
Reel 2
Receipted account of David Cobb with Thomas Dennie for wine and spirits, 5 Sep. 1800
Reel 2
Bill from West and Greenleaf (Boston) to David Cobb for sundry articles, 6 Sep. 1800
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about the development of Bingham's Kennebec lands and Cobb's advice to Daniel Cony, 19 Sep. 1800

Another copy printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1077-1078.

Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb reporting the progress of the survey of William Bingham's Kennebec lands, 27 Sep. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb about outfitting Cobb's son Henry for sea, 2 Oct. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel Freeman (Portland, Me.) to David Cobb about purchases Cobb has made for Freeman, 4 Oct. 1800
Reel 2
Notice from Josiah Harris (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb of taxes due on William Bingham's Maine lands, 15 Oct. 1800
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb reporting on the survey of William Bingham's Kennebec lands and concerning the opening of a public road, 17 Oct. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1078-1081.

Reel 2
Letter from William Jones (Concord) to David Cobb about a plan to improve and develop William Bingham's Maine lands, 20 Oct. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Josiah Harris informing him that William Bingham's Maine lands are exempt from taxation, 26 Oct. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Samuel Freeman informing him that his business has been attended to by Thomas Cobb, 27 Oct. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the development of Bingham's Maine lands, the activities of Daniel Cony, and road cutting by Charles Vaughan, 5 Nov. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1081-1084.

Reel 2
Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb reporting on lumbering and haying on William Bingham's Maine lands, 5 Nov. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from H[enry] Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb about Cobb's son Henry; political, personal, and business matters; and the activities of Henry Knox, 5-8 Nov. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1084-1086.

Reel 2
Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of Bingham's Maine lands, 8 Nov. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, p. 1087.

Reel 2
Letter from H[enry] J[ackson] [Boston] to David Cobb informing him that his son Henry Cobb is about to sail aboard the U.S.S. Constitution, 10 Nov. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about business matters and the employment of the Gouldsborough Packet during the winter months, 17 Nov. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1088-1089.

Reel 2
Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about business and personal matters, 19 Nov. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1089-1090.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the settlement of Bingham's Maine lands, surveys by Daniel Cony, and the prospects of John Merrick, 24 Nov. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1090-1093.

Reel 2
Receipted bill from Thomas Hill to David Cobb for postage, 28 Nov. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Lewis F. Delesdernier (Passamaquoddy, Me.) to Cobb and Richards about taxes due on the Maine lands under their supervision, 30 Nov. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from John Stephen (Trenton, Me.) to David Cobb reporting on hay cutting and rents, [Dec. 1800]
Reel 2
Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about the prosecution of lumber thieves, 2 Dec. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1093-1094.

Reel 2
Receipted account of David Godfrey with David Cobb, 3 Dec. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Spofford (Bluehill, Me.) to David Cobb about payment for milling, 3 Dec. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to John Lee enclosing payment for a liquor license, [8] Dec. 1800
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Account of [David Cobb] with the Gouldsborough Packet for wages and supplies, [9 Dec. 1800]
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Daniel Ross about personal and business matters, 10 Dec. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1094-1095.

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Letter from [David Cobb] (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the development of Bingham's Maine lands and Daniel Cony's account, 10 Dec. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1095-1098.

Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Greely (St. Stephens) to Cobb and Richards about the construction of a road, 10 Dec. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1098-1099.

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Letter from Cobb and Richards to Daniel Spofford enclosing a draft for the construction of sawmills, 10 Dec. 1800
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Liquor license of Cobb and Richards for the sale of foreign distilled spirits, 15 Dec. 1800 [printed form]

Signed by John Lee.

Reel 2
Letter from John Fabrique (Ellsworth, Me.) to David Cobb about the development of the settlement at Mariaville, Me., 16 Dec. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1099-1100.

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Letter from John Lee (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that liquor licenses are good in only one place, 16 Dec. 1800

Another copy enclosed in letter from Lee to Cobb, 2 Jan. 1801.

Reel 2
Letter from Silas Lee (Washington) to David Cobb forwarding a copy of the new treaty with France, 22 Dec. 1800
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Samuel Torrey enclosing two bills of exchange drawn in Torrey's favor on William Bingham, 24 Dec. 1800
Reel 2
Note from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) for $500.00 drawn on William Bingham for payment to Samuel Torrey, 24 Dec. 1800
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Account of David Cobb with Cobb and Richards for expenses for 1800, [25 Dec. 1800]
Reel 2
Receipted account of Ebenezer B. Cobb with Cobb and Richards for wages, 26 Dec. 1800
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the development of Bingham's Maine lands and other business matters, 31 Dec. 1800

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1100-1102.

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Notes by [David Cobb] on land in Township No. 12 of William Bingham's Maine lands, [1801]
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Letter from John Lee (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb concerning liquor licenses and urging Cobb to support the removal of corrupt judges from local courts, 2 Jan. 1801

Enclosed with copy of letter from Lee to Cobb, 16 Dec. 1800.

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Letter from Cobb and Richards to L. F. Delesdernier about the payment of federal taxes on the Maine lands under their supervision, 7 Jan. 1801
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Letter from Cobb and Richards to Daniel Spofford requesting an acknowledgment of the draft forwarded to him, 7 Jan. 1801
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Letter from Daniel Spofford (Ellsworth, Me.) to Cobb and Richards about the settlement of his account with them, 12 Jan. 1801
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Petition from [John Lee] [Castine, Me.] to the Massachusetts General Court requesting the removal of corrupt judges from the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas for Hancock County in the district of Maine, [20 Jan. 1801]
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that a survey of two townships in the Kennebec Tract is complete, 20 Jan. 1801
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Letter from John Lee (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb about the attempt to remove corrupt judges from the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas for Hancock County in the district of Maine and enclosing a copy of a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, 20 Jan. 1801
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Letter from Daniel Spofford (Bluehill, Me.) to Cobb and Richards about financial matters, 20 Jan. 1801
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Letter from David Wass (Columbia, Me.) to David Cobb about the construction of a sawmill and haying on land under the Wass's supervision, 20 Jan. 1801
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Letter from James Andrews (Boston) to Cobb and Richards about a debt, 24 Jan. 1801

Signed by Fred G. Bull for Andrews.

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Letter from Daniel Harris (Sullivan, Me.) to David Cobb about the purchase of land, 24 Jan. 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham reporting on operations on Bingham's Maine lands, 27 Jan. 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1106-1110.

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Letter from Cobb and Richards to Daniel Spofford requesting acknowledgment of the receipt of money forwarded to him, 28 Jan. 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Daniel Cony about the improvement of William Bingham's Kennebec lands and road building, 1 Feb. 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Samuel S. Wilde about politics and Cobb's Androscoggin lands, 1 Feb. 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1110-1111.

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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about John Fabrique's logging operations and Ross's personal finances, 3 Feb. 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1111-1112.

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Letter from Daniel Spofford (Bluehill, Me.) to Dobb and Richards acknowledging receipt of $100.00, 3 Feb. 1801
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Letter from Jethro Delano (New Bedford) to David Cobb about the sale of a schooner belonging to Cobb, 5 Feb. 1801
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the illness of Wilde's wife, 5 Feb. 1801
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Letter from Silas Lee (Washington) to David Cobb concerning political matters and describing treaty negotiations with France and the election of Thomas Jefferson, 7 Feb. 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham about the sale of Maine land, 11 Feb. 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1112-1113.

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Letter from Cobb and Richards to James Andrews about the payment of his bill, 11 Feb. 1801
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb about the survey and development of William Bingham's Kennebec lands, 12 Feb. 1801
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about Cobb's political prospects and personal matters, 16 Feb. 1801
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Letter from Joseph Moore (Portland, Me.) to David Cobb about the purchase of an island, 17 Feb. 1801
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"Promises of land in sundry [Maine] towns sent to Mr. [Alexander] Baring," by [David Cobb], [18 Feb. 1801] [copy]
Reel 2
Letter from David Godfrey (Charlestown) to David Cobb about business matters, 24 Feb. 1801
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Letter from James Andrews [Boston] to Cobb and Richards about financial matters, 26 Feb. 1801
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Letter from Davis Wasgatt (Mount Desert, Me.) to David Cobb offering his services as a surveyor, 28 Feb. 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham forwarding a survey map of two townships in Bingham's Kennebec lands, 2 Mar. 1801 [map not enclosed with copy]
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Samuel S. Wilde diagnosing the illness of Mrs. Wilde and prescribing a course of treatment for her, 3 Mar. 1801
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the care of Wilde's wife Emmie and a land case in which Wilde will serve as a referee, 4 Mar. 1801
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Agreement of Cobb and Richards with John March for the sale of land on the Union River in Maine, with copy of same, 5 Mar. 1801
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Cony is better qualified than John Merrick to act as William Bingham's agent on the Kennebec Tract, 14 Mar. 1801
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Letter from Moses Wasgatt (Eden, [Me.]) to David Cobb informing him that Giles Hopkins wishes to participate in the purchase of land by Moses and William Wasgatt, 16 Mar. 1801
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the illness of Wilde's wife and recent political events, 17 Mar. 1801
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Letter from John Nash (Columbia, Me.) to David Cobb about the purchase of land, 20 Mar. 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Dwight Foster about business and political matters, 22 Mar. 1801
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Bill from John Richards to David Cobb for various supplies purchased and cash payments made for Cobb, Apr. 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to William Bingham concerning the lumber trade and shipping and quoting an extract of a 14 Mar. 1801 letter from Daniel Cony to Cobb about John Merrick, 7 Apr. 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1113-1115.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Bingham's wife is ill and that Bingham plans to take her to Madeira so that she might recover her health, 9 Apr. 1801
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Letter from W[illiam] Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about personal matters and politics, 10 Apr. 1801
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Letter from John Lee (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb about postage on a package, 11 Apr. 1801
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that his son Henry Cobb is well, 15 Apr. 1801
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Letter from Henry Knox (Boston) to David Cobb making arrangements for a meeting, 16 Apr. 1801
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Letter from Caleb Haskell and William Patten, selectmen of Columbia, Me., to David Cobb about the manner in which presidential electors are chosen, 11 May 1801
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Receipted bill from Nathaniel Balch to David Cobb for hats, 25 May-29 June 1801
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Bill from Callender and Jenkins (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and clothing, 26 May 1801
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing Bingham's power of attorney, 8 June 1801
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Letter from John Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb about the shipping of lumber and the purchase of supplies, 8 June 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1117-1119.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the death of Anne Willing Bingham and William Bingham's plan to visit Europe, 21 June 1801
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Settled account of Elmira Godfrey with Mrs. [Eleanor Bradish] Cobb for cloth woven and clothing made for Mrs. Cobb, 22 June 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Taunton) to William Bingham offering sympathy on the death of Mrs. Bingham and discussing operations on Bingham's Kennebec land, the account of Daniel Cony, and the lands of Royal Flint and Henry Jackson, 29 June 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1119-1120.

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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the sale and improvement of Bingham's Maine lands, a survey by Daniel Cony, and John Merrick, 30 June 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1121-1124.

Reel 2
Account of expenses of [David Cobb] for June-July 1801, [July 1801]
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Account of David Cobb with Cobb and Richards for expenses at Boston, [July 1801]
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Letter from William Bingham (Lansdowne, Pa.) to David Cobb about Bingham's travel plans and legal disputes over the ownership of various tracts of Maine land, 8 July 1801 [damaged]
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Account of David Cobb with Thomas Dennie for wine, 24-27 July 1801
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham enclosing private and loan accounts and requesting more specific instructions if Bingham decides to go to Europe, 25 July 1801
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about a lawsuit brought against Bingham by the Cabots, owners of the privateer Pilgrim, 26 July 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1126-1128.

Reel 2
Receipted bill from Benjamin Bronson (Boston) to David Cobb, 27 July 1801
Reel 2
Letter from John Avery (Boston) to David Cobb introducing Reverend [Romagne], a new missionary to the Indians at Penobscot and Passamaquoddy, 28 July 1801
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Letter from Joseph Patten (Columbia, Me.) to Cobb and Richards reporting on logging and hay rents, 28 July 1801
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Letter from William Bingham (Philadelphia) to David Cobb concerning business matters and instructing Cobb on actions to take during Bingham's absence in Europe, 1 Aug. 1801
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Letter from Lemuel Trescott (Eastport, Me.) to David Cobb inquiring about terms for the sale of a lot in Township No. 9 of William Bingham's Maine lands, 9 Aug. 1801
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) reporting on haying and farming on the Union River, 12 Aug. 1801

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1138-1139.

Reel 2
Letter from Mason Shaw, Jr. (Wrentham) to David Cobb requesting that he act as land agent for the widow of Jean Baptiste de La Roche, 24 Aug. 1801
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb requesting deeds of conveyance and instructions for operations on William Bingham's Kennebec lands, 27 Aug. 1801
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb making arrangements for a meeting with Cobb and Henry Knox, 2 Sep. 1801
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Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb repeating plans discussed in his letter of 3 Sep. 1801 and informing Cobb of local news, 6 Sep. 1801
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Letter from William Patten and Elisha Coffin, tax assessors for Columbia, Me., to David Cobb about taxes on the land under his supervision, 7 Sep. 1801
Reel 2
Letter from Reverend Romagne (Copscook, Me.) to David Cobb about a deed, [17 Sep. 1801]
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Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb about the "miserable" trading voyage of the Unicorn and the construction of a bridge, 1 Nov. 1801
Reel 2
Letter from Henry Knox (Thomaston, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that many settlers are paying for their lands and concerning Knox's success in selling his Maine lands, 26 Nov. 1801
Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that many local settlers demand deeds to their land and suggesting that further surveys be made, 1 Dec. 1801
Reel 2
Store account of David Cobb with Cobb and Richards for food and necessaries, [31 Dec.] 1801
Reel 2
Account of [David Cobb] of expenses for a trip to Castine, Me., [1802]
Reel 2
Instructions by [David Cobb] for settling accounts, [1802]
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Cash account of David Cobb for 1802, 1802
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Letter from William Bingham (Bath, England) to David Cobb about the improvement and sale of Bingham's Maine lands, with copy of same, 1 Jan. 1802

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1139-1141.

Reel 2
Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about statehood for Maine, 2 Jan. 1802

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1141-1144.

Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Taunton) to Messrs. Willing and Francis of Philadelphia inquiring about whether they will accept Cobb's draft, 3 Jan. 1802
Reel 2
Bill to David Cobb for postage due for 19 Aug. 1801-4 Jan. 1802, 4 Jan. 1802
Reel 2
Letter from Willing and Francis (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about who will accept a draft on William Bingham's account, 11 Jan. 1802
Reel 2
Order from Cobb and Richards on Thomas and Leland to advance Davis Wasgatt $50.00, receipted and transferred by Wasgatt on verso, 14 Jan. 1802
Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Hare has no instructions from William Bingham to accept Cobb's draft on Bingham, 16 Jan. 1802
Reel 2
Receipted bill from Nathaniel Balch to David Cobb for a cocked beaver hat, 18 Jan. 1802
Reel 2
Scire facias to William Bingham for payment of damages in a lawsuit brought against him by Andrew, John, and George Cabot in the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas for Essex County, [2 Feb. 1802]
Reel 2
Settled account of David Cobb with Thomas Dennie for wine and spirits, 12 Feb. 1802
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to William Bingham about operations on Bingham's Maine lands and Henry Jackson's contract, 11 Apr. 1802

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1144-1147.

Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Greely (St. Stephens) to David Cobb about the sale of Maine lands, 13 Apr. 1802
Reel 2
Receipted bill from John Johnson (Boston) to David Cobb for split peas, 16 Apr. 1802
Reel 2
Receipted bill from Barney Smith to David Cobb for sundry supplies, 19 Apr. 1802
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that money to cover his drafts on William Bingham will be forwarded to him from Baltimore, 7 May 1802
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Certificate of the election of David Cobb as a state senator from the district of Maine in Massachusetts, 10 May 1802

Signed by Governor Caleb Strong.

Reel 2
Receipted bill from Stephen Fales (Boston) to David Cobb, 25 June 1802

Signed by Seth Bass, Jr.

Reel 2
Receipted bill from James Andrews (Boston) to David Cobb for coffee and sugar, 26 June 1802

Signed by Fred G. Bull.

Reel 2
Receipted bill from Elisha Ticknor and Co. (Boston) to David Cobb for food and sundries, 26 June 1802
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Receipt to Cobb and Richards for payment of state and town taxes for Trenton, Me., for 1802, 15 July 1802

Signed by John Gilpatrick.

Reel 2
Receipted account of Davis Wasgatt with Cobb and Richards for his work as a surveyor, 17 July 1802
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Receipt from Otis Pineo (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb for $15.00 received on the account of Cobb and Richards, 13 Aug. 1802
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Receipted bill from Samuel Beal to David Cobb for harrowing, 23 Aug. 1802 [damaged]
Reel 2
Receipt from John Fabrique (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Cobb and Richards for $55.00 on account, 4 Sep. 1802
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Letter from William Bingham (London) to David Cobb concerning Bingham's Maine lands and giving Cobb instructions about lawsuits by Henry Jackson and the Cabot family, 6 Oct. 1802

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1147-1152.

Reel 2
Receipt from Nehemiah Higgins (Eden, Me.) to Cobb and Richards for taxes on land under their supervision in Eden, 6 Oct. 1802
Reel 2
Letter from Stephen Jones (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb about lumbering operations, local affairs, and politics, 25 Oct. 1802
Reel 2
Receipt from John McCaslin (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Cobb and Richards for $8.00, 3 Nov. 1802
Reel 2
Receipt from James Peters (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Cobb and Richards for payment of wages as a surveyor, 8 Nov. 1802
Reel 2
Receipt from Jonathan Prince (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Cobb and Richards for $41.00, 12 Nov. 1802
Reel 2
Letter from Gideon Granger (Washington), postmaster general of the United States, to David Cobb informing him that the Gouldsboro post office is poorly sited, 18 Nov. 1802
Reel 2
Receipt to Cobb and Richards for payment of taxes for the town of Mount Desert in the district of Maine, 22 Nov. 1802
Reel 2
Bill from John O. Hotchkiss (Gouldsboro, Me.) on John Fabrique for money due to David Cobb, 3 Dec. 1802
Reel 2
Address by [David Cobb] accepting his appointment as chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Hancock County in the district of Maine, [1803]
Reel 2
Draft of letter from [David Cobb] to Gideon Granger, postmaster general of the United States, about the post office at Gouldsboro, Me., [1803]
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel Thatcher (Washington) to David Cobb about the separation of Maine from Massachusetts, 16 Jan. 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1152-1153.

Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb asking if Cobb has the power to execute deeds on William Bingham's Kennebec lands, 17 Jan. 1803
Reel 2
Description by [David Cobb] of the boundaries of an unnamed lot, [4 Feb. 1803]
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about Cobb's salary, 9 Feb. 1803
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the "derangement" of the courts in Hancock County in the district of Maine, 13 Feb. 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1154-1155.

Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about financial matters, 19 Feb. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel A. Otis (Washington) to David Cobb forwarding the journal of the second session of the Seventh Congress, 3 Mar. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about business matters, 9 Mar. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing Cobb's salary of $1,300.00, 13 Mar. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Robert Smith, secretary of the navy, requesting the discharge of his son Henry J. Cobb, 1 Apr. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about operations on Bingham's Maine lands, 20 Apr. 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1155-1159.

Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb about lumber thieves, with copy of same, 25 Apr. 1803
Reel 2
Certificate of the election of David Cobb as a state senator for the district of Maine, 9 May 1803

Signed by Governor Caleb Strong.

Reel 2
Letter from A. Jones (Frankfort, Me.) to David Cobb about a proposal to construct a road from Augusta through Frankfort, 14 May 1803
Reel 2
Letter from Charles W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that William Bingham's Maine lands will be attached and that Cobb should secure a good appraisal of the land, 1 June 1803
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to [Charles W.] Hare about a lawsuit brought against William Bingham, 8 June 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1159-1160.

Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about a judgment against William Bingham in a lawsuit brought by Israel Thorndike, 13 June 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1160-1161.

Reel 2
Certificate of the appointment of David Cobb as chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas of Hancock County in the district of Maine, 14 June 1803

Signed by Governor Caleb Strong.

Reel 2
Appointment by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts of David Cobb as a referee in a dispute over land between Joseph Bragdon and Abigail Sullivan, [28 June 1803]
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to William Bingham about the improvement of Bingham's Maine lands, road building, the account of John Codman, and legal actions taken against Bingham by Israel Thorndike, 24 June 1803, with addendum, 28 June 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1161-1164.

Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb forwarding the appraisal of a tract of William Bingham's land seized to settle a legal action brought by Israel Thorndike, 3 July 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1164-1165.

Reel 2
Receipted bill from William Shaw (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb for labor, 13 July 1803
Reel 2
Order from Cobb and Richards on Ephraim Richard to advance John Fabrique up to $1,000.00 on the account of Cobb and Richards, 16 July 1803
Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb requesting information on the attachment and appraisal of William Bingham's Maine lands, 25 July 1803
Reel 2
Letter from Donald Ross (Union River, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Ross has been removed from his position as postmaster [of Union River], 1 Aug. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from Ebenezer Hunt (Northampton) to David Cobb about the death of Mrs. Hunt, 15 Aug. 1803
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about land of William Bingham seized to settle suits brought by Henry Jackson and the Cabot family, 21 Aug. 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1165-1166.

Reel 2
Letter from William Bingham (Tunbridge Wells, England) to David Cobb about the development of Bingham's Kennebec lands, 28 Aug. 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1166-1170.

Reel 2
Letter from Thomas Cobb (Castine, Me.) to his father David Cobb informing him that Thomas Cobb has been appointed clerk of the district Court of Common Pleas, 24 Sep. 1803
Reel 2
Receipt from D. Churchill (Boston) for rye and corn, 4 Oct. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from Thomas Cobb (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb enclosing repayment of money borrowed for the use of the county, 7 Oct. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from Donald Ross (Surry, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Ross is about to leave for Boston, 12 Oct. 1803
Reel 2
Letter from William Bingham (London) to David Cobb about operations on Bingham's Maine lands during his absence, the judgment in Israel Thorndike's suit, and a dispute with Henry Jackson, 15 Oct. 1803

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1170-1173.

Reel 2
Receipt from Edward Berry (Trenton, Me.) to Jacob Foster for payment of David Cobb's taxes, 2 Nov. 1803
Reel 2
Account of [David Cobb] of cash credit extended to Mount Desert Island settlers John Harding, David Leland, Stephen Salisbury, John Thomas, and Nicholas Thomas, [19 Nov. 1803]
Reel 2
Store account of David Cobb for sundries for 1803, [26 Dec.] 1803
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Hallowell, Me.) to John Black informing him that Cobb has fallen from his horse and is delayed, 30 Dec. 1803
Reel 2
Accounts current of [David Cobb] with sundry departments of William Bingham's Maine land concern, [31 Dec. 1803]
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel E. Dutton (Bangor, Me.) to David Cobb about the sale of land, road building, a bridge proposed by Robert Lapish, political affairs, and the Massachusetts militia, 10 Jan. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Thomas Cobb (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb about family matters, 28 Jan. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Benjamin Talmadge (Litchfield, Conn.) to David Cobb requesting his assistance in recovering money Talmadge lost to "swindler" Joseph Hart, 28 Jan. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the death of William Bingham and the effect it will have on business matters, 12 Mar. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him of the death of William Bingham and requesting information for settling Bingham's estate, 20 Mar. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Israel Thorndike (Beverly) to David Cobb about the amount due in a judgment against William Bingham in the suit brought by the Cabot family, 10 Apr. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the demand of Israel Thorndike against the estate of William Bingham, 13 Apr. 1804
Reel 2
Certificate of the election of David Cobb as a state senator for the district of Maine, 14 May 1804

Signed by Governor Caleb Strong.

Reel 2
Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb about Cony's accounts and the future of the land agency after the death of William Bingham, 24 May 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Henry Trumbull (Dedham) to David Cobb about the suitability of Taunton as the site of a printing office, June 1804
Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that a complete inventory and valuation of William Bingham's Maine lands is necessary so that it can be divided among his heirs, 8 July 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Boston) to David Cobb about personal and family matters, 27 July 1804
Reel 2
Order from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) on Thomas Fernald to pay Noah Hall $4.00 and credit it against Hall's account, 4 Aug. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Henry Jackson (Boston) to David Cobb ordering a cargo of lumber, 7 Aug. 1804
Reel 2
Receipted bill from James Godfrey (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb for bread, 19 Aug. 1804
Reel 2
Letter to David Cobb requesting that he distribute pamphlets to several individuals in Castine, Belfast, and Bangor, Me., 27 Aug. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Joseph Patten (Columbia, Me.) to David Cobb about the survey of land under Cobb's supervision, 29 Aug. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Thomas Cobb (Castine, Me.) to his father David Cobb enclosing a form for blank deeds desired by John Black, 19 Sep. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb requesting information for the settlement of William Bingham's estate, with copy of same, 20 Sep. 1804

Enclosed with copy of letter from Hare to Cobb, 8 July 1804.

Reel 2
Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about debts owed by Henry Knox to the estate of William Bingham, 20 Oct. 1804
Reel 2
Receipted bill from William Brown and Son to David Cobb for a tub of butter, 24 Nov. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Wilde has been defeated in a recent election, 1 Dec. 1804
Reel 2
Account of David Cobb with the estate of William Bingham, 3 Dec. 1804
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the extent, value, and management of William Bingham's Maine lands, Cobb's partnership with John Richards, and the employment of Daniel Cony, 3 Dec. 1804

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1181-1184.

Reel 2
Letter from George Herbert (Surry, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that he has been appointed executor of the estate of Donald Ross, 6 Dec. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the estate of William Bingham, 10 Dec. 1804
Reel 2
Letter from John Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb about business matters and the continued silence of [Charles W.] Hare, 20 Dec. 1804
Reel 2
Account of David Cobb for sundries purchased in 1804, [28 Dec.] 1804
Reel 2
Account of David Cobb of cash paid for sundries and as wages for 1804, [31 Dec.] 1804
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Account of David Cobb with Cobb and Richards, 31 Dec. 1804 [damaged]
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Account of Daniel Cony with David Cobb for the management of William Bingham's Kennebec lands for 1800-1804, 31 Dec. 1804
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Cony cannot collect rents until he has received deeds for lands sold, 31 Dec. 1804

Papers, 1805-1833

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Draft of memorial from the trustees of William Bingham's estate to the Massachusetts General Court requesting the liberation of deeds to Bingham's Maine lands, with copy of same, [1805]
Reel 3
List by [David Cobb] of debts left with Mason Shaw for collection, [1805]
Reel 3
Memorial of David Cobb to the Massachusetts General Court concerning deeds to Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, [1805]
Reel 3
Letter from John Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb about settling duties owed by the estate of William Bingham, with extract of letter from Charles W. Hare to John Richards, 2 Jan. 1805
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Letter from John Richards [Gouldsboro, Me.] to [Charles W. Hare] enclosing the draft of a memorial to the Massachusetts General Court concerning duties owed on William Bingham's Maine lands, 2 Jan. 1805 [copy]

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1184-1185.

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Letter from Charles W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb giving him instructions for the management of the late William Bingham's Maine lands and concerning possible purchases by Harrison Gray Otis and Jonathan Mason, 3 Jan. 1805

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1187-1189.

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Letter from George Herbert (Surry, Me.) to David Cobb about the settlement of an estate and business matters, 26 Jan. 1805
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Letter from Charles W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb commenting on a petition drafted by John Richards seeking relief from duties on the estate of William Bingham, 30 Jan. 1805
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Letter from John Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb about the actions of [Charles W.] Hare, 2 Feb. 1805
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Letter from John Black (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb about business and family matters, 8 Feb. 1805
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Petition from the inhabitants of Gouldsboro, Me., to David Cobb recommending John Black for the position of justice of the peace, 19 Feb. 1805

Signed by 26 inhabitants of Gouldsboro, including Benjamin Bunker, Jonathan Fernald, Thomas Fernald, Elisha Goodwin, Thomas Hill, Thomas Hill, Jr., Thomas Holland, Abijah Jones, Cobb Joy, David Joy, John Joy, Samuel Joy, Jesse Perry, Samuel Sibley, George Wallace, David Whitten, Phineas Whitten, Phineas Whitten, Jr., Noah Young, Joseph Young, and Samuel Young.

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Receipted bill from Edward Oliver to David Cobb for making clothing, 28 Feb. 1805

Signed by Henry J. Oliver.

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Letter from Samuel E. Dutton (Bangor, Me.) to David Cobb enclosing a draft of a law for keeping the records of justices of the peace, 7 Mar. 1805

Enclosed with draft of law.

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Letter from John Black (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that Black has purchased the Ruby (William Handy, master) from the Godfreys, 8 Mar. 1805
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Letter from John Richards (Gouldsboro, Me.) about taxes due on property in Trenton, Me., 8 Mar. 1805
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Letter from David Cobb (Taunton) to Charles W. Hare about a petition forwarded to the Massachusetts General Court seeking relief from duties on the estate of William Bingham, 11 Apr. 1805
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Receipted bill from John West to David Cobb for paper, 22 Apr. 1805

Signed by Eleazer Richardson for West.

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Receipted bill from West and Greenleaf to David Cobb for sundries, 22 Apr. 1805
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Receipted bill from Ozias Morse to David Cobb for boots, 2 May 1805
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Receipt from David Cobb to Joseph Hall for $220.00 received on account, 1 June 1805
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Receipt from Joseph Hall (Boston) for $220.00 received on account from David Cobb, 1 June 1805
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Receipted bill from J[onathan] Kilton to David Cobb for cabin bread, 15 June 1805
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Receipted bill from E[lisha] Ticknor and Co. (Boston) to David Cobb for rice and barley, 15 June 1805
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Receipted bill from Tucker and Thayer (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth, 19 June 1805

Signed by Thomas Robinson.

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Receipted bill from Allen Smith (Boston) to David Cobb for furniture, 4 July 1805, with receipt for delivery, 9 July 1805

Receipt for delivery signed by Daniel Messinger.

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Receipted bill from Putnam and Ingalls (Boston) to David Cobb for claret, 9 July 1805
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Receipted bill from Cushman and Judds (Boston) to David Cobb for molasses and meal, 12 July 1805
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Receipted bill from Joseph Kilton to David Cobb for bread, 12 July 1805
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Receipted bill from Elisha Ticknor and Co. (Boston) to David Cobb for sundries, 12 July 1805
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Receipted bill from Thomas Andrews to David Cobb for books and magazines, 16 July 1805
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Receipted bill from Thomas Dennie to David Cobb for wine and spirits, 17 July 1805

Signed by James Dennie.

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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the management of lands belonging to the estate of William Bingham, advice from Alexander Baring, and Harrison Gray Otis's promise of assistance, 7 Aug. 1805

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1190-1191.

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Receipt from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of $308.14 by the hand of Samuel S. Wilde, 10 Aug. 1805
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Hare will travel to Boston to present a petition to the Massachusetts General Court on behalf of the heirs of William Bingham's estate, 2 Sep. 1805
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Letter from Joseph Warren (South Kingstown, R.I.) to David Cobb inquiring about the description and price of Maine land, [11] Sep. 1805
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Receipted bill from Ozias Morse to David Cobb for boots, 14 Sep. 1805
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb about lumber thefts and taxes on William Bingham's Kennebec lands, 27 Sep. 1805
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Receipt from Jacob Townsley (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb for $50.00 on account, 31 Oct. 1805
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Account of Jacob Townsley with David Cobb for superintending logging operations, 2 Nov. 1805
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Letter from James Alley (Mount Desert, Me.) to David Cobb requesting permission to cut lumber on land under his supervision, 9 Dec. 1805
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about his plan to use fines against the estate of William Bingham for improvements to Bingham's Maine lands, 13 Dec. 1805
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about an effort to have the Massachusetts legislature remit fines against the estate of William Bingham, 22 Dec. 1805

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1191-1193.

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Store account of David Cobb for 1805, 31 Dec. 1805

Signed by John Black.

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Notice by [David Cobb] that Benjamin R. Jones has been appointed agent for lumbering operations in Township No. 9, 1806
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Receipted bill from Samuel Etheridge to David Cobb for one set of "Orton's Exposition," 1806 [damaged]
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Letter from Joseph Huckins (Parsonsfield, Me.) to Joseph Leland about the need for a coroner in Parsonsfield, referred to David Cobb for action, 4 Feb. 1806
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the settlement of duties on lands belonging to William Bingham's estate; the activities of William King, Jonathan Mason, and Harrison Gray Otis; and business matters, 2 Mar. 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1193-1195.

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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about an effort to sell the Kennebec lands belonging to the estate of William Bingham, 8 Mar. 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1196-1197.

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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to Charles W. Hare informing him that the Massachusetts Senate has killed an investigation of the purchase of public lands in the district of Maine, 16 Mar. 1806
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Letter from Thomas M. Willing and C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to Cobb and Richards enclosing instructions for the management of the Maine lands belonging to William Bingham's estate and information about Henry Knox's debts, 8 Apr. 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1197-1201.

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Account of the expenses of [David Cobb] as judge, with list of taxes collected, [May 1806]
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb inquiring about the status of a petition before the Massachusetts General Court and William Bingham's contract with Benjamin Walker, 27 May 1806
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Hare is coming to Boston to settle William Bingham's estate, 6 June 1806
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Hare has canceled his trip to Boston, 11 June 1806
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the terms of William Bingham's contract with William Duer and Benjamin Walker, the account of Henry Knox, and an offer by Israel Thorndike and William King for the purchase of Bingham's Kennebec Tract, 28 June 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1201-1204.

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Receipted bill from Park Holland to David Cobb for wages as a surveyor, 29 June 1806
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Letter from Benjamin Kimball (Bridgton, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that [John] Fabrique has cheated Kimball out of a parcel of land, 16 July 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1204-1205.

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Letter from [David Cobb] (Castine, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about the survey of Maine land under Cobb's management, 25 July 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1205-1207.

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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about the Kennebec Tract and the settling of William Bingham's estate, 1 Aug. 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1207-1209.

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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about the survey of William Bingham's Maine lands and differences with Charles W. Hare, 12 Aug. 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1209-1211.

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Letter from Gowen Wilson (Cherryfield, Me.) to Cobb and Wilson about lot boundaries, 19 Sep. 1806

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1211-1212.

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Letter from Benjamin Epes (Mariaville, Me.) to David Cobb offering to build bridges and roads and requesting authorization, 2 Oct. 1806
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List of settlers with names and numbers of their lots in Township No. 2, Kennebec Tract, Me., 7 Oct. 1806

Settlers include Joshua Ames, Nathaniel Ames, Joshua Foss, Samuel Humphrey, Daniel Jameson, Lazerus Jones, Taylor Page, Barnabas Palmer, Eliphalet Quimby, Jonathan Quimby, Peter Quimby, Enoch Whitten, John Whitten, Joseph Whitten, Charles Willey, Turner Willey, Liberty Woodcock, and Edward York.

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Power of attorney to Philip Leavitt to act on behalf of the inhabitants of Township No. 2 in the Kennebec Tract of the district of Maine, 7 Oct. 1806 [incomplete and damaged]
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Letter from William Crockett, Clement Lane, James McKeen, William Parker, William Sharp, John R. Stillson, Daniel C. Stone, and Robert Webb [Schoodic, Me.] to David Cobb inquiring about land on the Machias River, [Nov. 1806]
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Certificate from William Crockett, Clement Lane, James McKeen, Paul Morse, William Parker, William Sharp, and Daniel C. Stone to Robert Webb authorizing him to act as their agent for the purchase of Maine land, 12 Nov. 1806
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Receipt from George Lord (Ellsworth, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of taxes on William Bingham's Maine lands for 1807, 25 Nov. 1806
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Letter from Daniel Cony (Augusta, Me.) to David Cobb informing him that a survey of the Bingham lands on the Kennebec is complete, 13 Dec. 1806, with memoranda, 10-13 Dec. 1806
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Store account of Ebenezer Cobb for 1806, 31 Dec. 1806
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Receipted bill from S[usanna] Hatch (Boston) to David Cobb for board and Madeira, 7 Jan. 1807
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Receipted bill from Wallage and Evans to David Cobb for shoes and boots, 4 Feb. 1807
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Account of David Cobb with Lemuel Weeks and Son for cash and goods, Mar. 1807
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Letter from Benjamin R. Jones (Schoodic, Me.) to David Cobb about the boundaries of Township No. 9 in William Bingham's Maine lands, 10 Apr. 1807
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Letter from Abraham Bradley to David Cobb requesting that Cobb pay the balance remaining on the account of Donald Ross, 5 June 1807
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Receipt from Elisha Goodwin (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Cobb and Richards for payment of $30.00, 11 June 1807
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Receipt from B. Hall to David Cobb for payment for recording deeds, 15 June 1807
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Receipt from Lucy Holland (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb on the account of her father Park Holland, 22 June 1807
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Receipted bill from Elisha Ticknor (Boston) to David Cobb for tea and sundries, 22 June 1807
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Receipted bill from Edmund and Amasa Winchester (Boston) to David Cobb for meat and candles, 24 June 1807
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Receipt from Jeremiah Strout (Steuben, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of taxes in the town of Steuben, 18 July 1807
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Receipt from Robert Moore (Steuben, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of the highway tax, 19 July 1807
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Receipt from Royal Gurley (Surry, Me.) to David Cobb for $30.00 on the account of Cobb and Richards, 8 Aug. 1807
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Order from Elisha Goodwin (Surry, Me.) on John Black to pay Peters and Pond $47.17 on Goodwin's account, receipted on verso, 16 Sep. 1807
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Receipt to David Cobb for payment of taxes in Gouldsboro, Me., 17 Sep. 1807
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Bill from Richards and Jones (Boston) to David Cobb for soap and other items, 12 Oct. 1807
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Petition from William Abbot, Daniel Johnston, Oliver Mann, and Job Nelson (Castine, Me.) to the inhabitants of Gouldsboro listing reasons why the courts should not be removed to Buckstown, Me., 23 Oct. 1807
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Receipted bill from James Peters to David Cobb for surveying on Mount Desert Island, Nov. 1807
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Receipted bill from Nicholas Thomas (Eden, Me.) to David Cobb for board, 4 Nov. 1807
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Settled account of Tobias Allen with David Cobb, 14 Nov. 1807
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about business matters and foreign affairs, 14 Nov. 1807
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Receipted bill from Richards and Jones (Boston) to David Cobb for supplies, 14 Nov. 1807
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Receipted bill from William Weston (Boston) to David Cobb for bread and cotton, 14 Nov. 1807
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Receipt from Eben Floyd (Hancock, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of taxes on behalf of David Springer, 18 Nov. 1807
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Order from [George Washington] Cobb (Portland, Me.) on Richards and Jones to pay $250.00 to Lemuel Weeks and Son, 20 Nov. 1807
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Receipt from Thomas Dennie (Boston) to David Cobb for the payment of $40.00 by the hand of Richards and Jones, 4 Dec. 1807

Signed by John James.

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Letter from Henry Jackson [Boston] to David Cobb inviting him to spend the winter in Boston, 24 Dec. 1807
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about personal, business, and political matters, 27 Dec. 1807
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Order from David Cobb (Boston) on Richards and Jones to pay $80.03 to Benjamin F. Bourne, 3 Jan. 1808
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Letter from [Henry Jackson] (Boston) to David Cobb inviting him to spend the winter in Boston, 8 Jan. 1808
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Receipted bill from Thomas Hill (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb for postage due on newspapers and letters at the Gouldsboro post office, 11 Jan. 1808
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Letter from Paris Tillinghast (Fayetteville) to James Hodges about the conversion of Joanna Hodges to Methodism, 20 Jan. 1808
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Receipt from Francis Blanchard (Boston) to David Cobb for $120.00 for the deed to land in Surry, Me., mortgaged by the late Donald Ross to Philip Marchington, 26 Jan. 1808
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Letter from [Henry Jackson] [Boston] to David Cobb about Cobb's visit to Boston in May, 22 Feb. 1808
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Letter from [George Washington Cobb] (Portland, Me.) to his father David Cobb enclosing a statement of the younger Cobb's debts, 22 Mar. 1808
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Bill to David Cobb for the Columbian Centinel, 8 Apr. 1808
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Receipted bill from Samuel Spear (Boston) to Richards and Jones for two iron bars, 11 Apr. 1808

Signed by Daniel Perkins.

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Receipted bill from E[dmund] and A[masa] Winchester (Boston) to Richards and Jones, 11 Apr. 1808
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Account of David Cobb with the trustees of William Bingham's estate, 16 Apr. 1808
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare enclosing annual accounts for 1806 and 1807, 16 Apr. 1808

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1228-1229.

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Deposition of William Abbot concerning the disbursement of the estate of Donald Ross, 18 June 1808
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Receipted bill from Benjamin Russell to David Cobb for advertising in the Centinel for 1805-1808, 17 July 1808 [printed form]
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Bill from William Brown and Son (Boston) to Richards and Jones for meat and sundries, 14 Sep. 1808
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Receipted bill from Jonathan Bulkley (Boston) to Richards and Jones for rye, 14 Sep. 1808
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Receipted bill from William Ladd (Boston) to Richards and Jones for flour, 14 Sep. 1808

Signed by John H. Ladd.

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Receipted bill from Joseph Moore (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb for labor, 3 Oct. 1808
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Account of sundries purchased for David Cobb, 14 Oct. 1808
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Receipted bill from Joseph Baxter (Boston) to Richards and Jones for flour, 14 Oct. 1808
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Receipted bill from Henry Doane (Boston) to Richards and Jones for coffee bought for David Cobb, 14 Oct. 1808
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Receipted bill from William Brown and Son (Boston) to Richards and Jones for meat and sundries, 26 Nov. 1808
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Memorandum by [David Cobb] about the last conversation of Henry Jackson before his death, [1809]
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Settled account of Brown and Hale with Richards and Jones for rum, bread, and sundries, 4 Feb. 1809
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Account of David Cobb with Richards and Jones for 1807-1809, 28 Feb. 1809
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Letter from Robert G. Shaw (Boston) to David Cobb about an arrangement to cancel a demand on Cobb's son, 20 Aug. 1809
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to C[harles] W. Hare about the purchase of Maine lands by Joseph Tilden and Cobb's travel plans, 27 Aug. 1809
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Henry Jackson is suing the trustees of William Bingham and concerning land belonging to William Bingham's estate, 6 Sep. 1809
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Letter from Elisha Cousins (Eden, Me.) to David Cobb requesting his assistance in settling a legal dispute, 24 Sep. 1809
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb repeating a request for an account of Cobb's service as William Bingham's land agent in Maine, 12 Oct. 1809
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Bill from Freeman and Cushing (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and thread, 24 Oct. 1809
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about personal business matters and international politics, 25 Oct. 1809
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about the sale of William Bingham's Maine land to Joseph Tilden, road cutting, and the improvement of land under Cobb's supervision, 29 Oct. 1809

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1230-1231.

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Account of David Cobb with Richards and Jones for 1809, [10 Nov. 1809]
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Receipted bill from Quincy and Holland (Boston) to Richards and Jones for flour, 28 Nov. 1809
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to [Charles W. Hare] forwarding accounts and informing Hare of Cobb's plans, 4 Dec. 1809
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Writ of appeal of Peters and Pond against the decision in Peters and Pond vs. Cobb and Richards, Feb. 1810 [copy]
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about the political situation, 26 Apr. 1810
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare acknowledging receipt of money, 24 June 1810
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Letter from Stephen Jones (Boston) to David Cobb concerning business and giving Cobb news of his son Henry, 17 Aug. 1810
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about the management of Maine lands belonging to the estate of William Bingham and road building, 22 Aug. 1810

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1232-1233.

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Letter from French and Everett (Boston) to [David Cobb] enclosing an invoice, 20 Sep. 1810
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about a plan to raise Merino sheep on Maine lands belonging to the estate of William Bingham, 25 Sep. 1810

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1234-1235.

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Invoice from French and Everett (Boston) of items forwarded to David Cobb, 28 Sep. 1810
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Letter from James Hodges (Taunton) to David Cobb requesting medical advice for Hodges's father, 3 Oct. 1810
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare informing him that Cobb is ill and that [John] Black will prepare a report for Hare, 21 Oct. 1810
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Receipted bill from Zachariah Hicks to David Cobb for a lady's saddle, 30 Oct. 1810
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about sheep raising and wool production in Maine and New England and lumbering on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 10 Nov. 1810

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1235-1237.

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Invoice and bill from French and Everett (Boston) for food and sundries forwarded to David Cobb, 20 Nov. 1810
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Letter from John Richards (London) to David Cobb about Temple Bowdoin's travel plans, the "nervous affliction" suffered by his wife, personal matters, and the Peninsular War, 24 Nov. 1810
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Letter from David Cobb (Ellsworth, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about William Bingham's original purchase of Maine lands, 1 Dec. 1810
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb urging him to complete a deposition and not to take logs as payment, 4 Dec. 1810
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Bill from Freeman Cushing (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth, with attached note to John Black, 11 Dec. 1810
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Wiscasset, Me.) to David Cobb about a deposition by John Fabrique, 12 Dec. 1810
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Letter from H. C. Swan (New York) to David Cobb reporting on the service of Cobb's son Henry Jackson Cobb aboard the Monticello as first officer to Captain H. M. Beare, 23 Dec. 1810
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Cash account of [David Cobb] with the trustees of William Bingham's estate for 1804-1811, [1811]
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Letter from William Sullivan (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing interrogatories about the death of Henry Jackson, together with the form in which they should be answered, 15 Feb. 1811
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Bill from Freeman Cushing (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and sundries, 27 Mar. 1811
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Bill from Thomas Dennie (Boston) to David Cobb for gin, 27 Mar. 1811
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Letter from Stephen Jones (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a list of articles shipped to Cobb and giving him news of John Richards, 29 Mar. 1811
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Letter from Richards and Jones (Boston) to David Cobb concerning Cobb's account and giving him news of John Richards, 23 Apr. 1811
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Account of David Cobb with Richards and Jones for 1809-1811, 1 May 1811
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Letter from Richards and Jones (Boston) to David Cobb informing him his bills have been paid as requested, 21 May 1811
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Letter from Henry Cobb (ship Galloway, New York) to his father David Cobb informing him that Henry Cobb is bound for Valparaiso, Chile, 13 July 1811
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Letter from French and Everett (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing an invoice for cart wheels, a plough, and other items, 24 July 1811
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Charles W. Hare about plans for the improvement of the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision and road building, 29 Aug. 1811
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Letter from Richard J. Shaw (Boston) to David Cobb about financial matters, 11 Sep. 1811
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Cobb's irregular accounts, 5 Oct. 1811
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Letter from Paul Fearing (Marietta, Ohio) to David Cobb about taxes on his Ohio lands, 6 Nov. 1811
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Letter from [George Washington] Cobb (Hallowell, Me.) to his father David Cobb about family matters and personal business, 26 Nov. 1811
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Letter from Richards and Jones (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that his business has been attended to and his bills paid, 29 Nov. 1811
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Letter from Thomas Dennie (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a bill for wine and liquor, 2 Dec. 1811
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Letter from Thomas West (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that he should forward a cargo of plaster to Philadelphia, 24 Feb. 1812
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Letter from Thomas Fisk, Weston Jenkins, and David Nye (Falmouth) to Alden Bradford seeking assistance in building fortifications on Martha's Vineyard Sound, 11 July 1812
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Receipted bill from Samuel Gore (Boston) to David Cobb for hardware, 7 Dec. 1812

Signed by John Gore, Jr.

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Receipted bill from [Zachariah] Hicks to David Cobb for repairing a lady's saddle, 8 Dec. 1812
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Annual return of the 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, Massachusetts militia, 1813

Signed by Brig. Gen. John Brewer, commander.

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Certificate of the appointment of David Cobb as justice of the peace for Hancock County in the district of Maine, 8 Feb. 1813

Signed by Governor Caleb Strong.

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Receipt from Charles Howard (Boston) to Joseph Davis for $20.00 from the hand of David Cobb, 22 Mar. 1813
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Bill from E[van] P. Evans to David Cobb for boots and boot repairs, 2 Apr. 1813
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Receipted bill from Henry Rice (Boston) to David Cobb for hardware, 3 May 1813
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Letter from Jason Ayres (Truro) to Oliver Fisk requesting that he present a petition concerning the defenses of Truro, Mass., to the governor, 27 May 1813
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Letter from Ebenezer Moseley, Joshua Greenleaf, and Edward S. Rand, selectmen of Newburyport, Mass., to the governor and council about the weak defenses at Newburyport, 2 June 1813
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Commission of David Cobb as major-general in the 10th Division of Massachusetts militia, 5 June 1813 [printed form]

Signed by Governor Caleb Strong.

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Letter from A. Shirley [Portland, Me.] to David Cobb enclosing bills for the Portland Gazette for Cobb and his son Thomas, 13 July 1813
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Petition from the selectmen of Falmouth, Mass., to Governor Caleb Strong requesting aid for the town of Falmouth, which is exposed to British attack, 13 Aug. 1813

Signed by Braddock Dimmick, Thomas Fisk, and Solomon Green.

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Vote of the inhabitants of Sandy Bay, Mass., to request further fortification and armaments from the governor after their encounter with the privateer Commodore Broke, 16 Aug. 1813

Signed by Solomon Poole and John Prentiss.

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Petition from the inhabitants of Pigeon Cove, Mass., to the governor requesting additional arms, 26 Aug. 1813

Signed by Joseph Bailey, Joseph Bailey, Jr., Parker Brown, Stephen Brown, James Clarkson, William Fears, James Harris, Jabez W. Kendall, Job Knights, Thomas C. Knights, William Knutsford, Abraham Norwood, Gustavus Norwood, James Norwood, William Norwood, Edward Parsons, Stephen Thruston, Benjamin Wheeler, Charles Wheeler, Daniel Wheeler, Moses Wheeler, and Moses Wheeler, Jr.

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Petition from the selectmen of Strong, Mass., to the governor and council requesting an additional acting justice of the peace for Somerset County, 22 Dec. 1813

Signed by Nathan Armsby, Supply Belcher, John Newell, and James Waugh, Jr.

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Petition from the inhabitants of Township No. 3, 1st Range, Kennebec Tract of the district of Maine to the governor and council of Massachusetts recommending John Smith for the post of justice of the peace, [1814]

Signed by Mark Chase, James Huff, Moses Huff, Thomas Huff, Samuel Jewett, Hobbs Perkins, Andrew Phelps, Israel Woodbury, Moses Woodbury, and Nathaniel Woodbury.

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Petition from Philip Leavitt and J[edidiah] McClellan to the governor and council of Massachusetts recommending John Hall for the post of justice of the peace, [1814]
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Account of David Cobb with Richards and Jones, 1 Jan. 1814
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Account of Cobb and Richards with Richards and Jones, 1 Jan. 1814
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about payment of United States direct taxes on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 23 Mar. 1814
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Receipted bill from Barney Smith (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and sundries, 18 Apr. 1814

Signed by Seth Whitman.

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Petition from the inhabitants of Solon, Mass., to the governor and council requesting the appointment of an additional justice of the peace for the town of Solon, 10 May 1814

Signed by Caleb James, Nathan Jewett, David Rowell, Calvin Selden, Daniel Steward, and James Waugh, Jr.

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Petition from the inhabitants of Montville, Mass., to the governor and council of Massachusetts requesting the appointment of a justice of the peace, 16 May 1814

Signed by Stephen Barker, Rufus Carter, Elias Davis, Isaac Davis, Artemus Messinger, Jonathan Murray, Jonathan B. Norton, Samuel Norton, Stephen Rollins, Moses Sargent, Thomas Sargent, John Twichell, and James Whitten.

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Petition from Caleb Jewett, Richard Sawtell, and John Ware to the governor and council of Massachusetts recommending that Obediah Witherill be appointed justice of the peace for Somerset County, Mass., 19 May 1814
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Recommendations by William Silwater and Judah McClellan for appointment as sessions justices and justices of the peace for Somerset County, Mass., 28 May 1814

Names include John Hall, William Hiscock, Levi H. Perkins, Daniel Steward, James Waugh, Jr., Jesse Wilson, and Obediah Witherill.

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Receipted bill from Betsy Summer to David Cobb for housework, 4 Aug. 1814
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare reporting on Cobb's activities in the previous two years, the United States district tax levied on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, and the effects of the War of 1812, 7 Aug. 1814
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Account of David Cobb with Richards and Jones, 31 Dec. 1814
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Store accounts of Charles Stevens for 1815, [1815]
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb requesting information on business matters before Hare leaves for Europe, 16 Mar. 1815
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare reporting on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 30 Mar. 1815
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about Cobb's accounts and financial matters, 5 Apr. 1815
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb concerning financial matters and enclosing a list of United States treasury notes forwarded to Cobb, 11 Apr. 1815
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing a list of United States treasury notes forwarded to Cobb, 19 Apr. 1815
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the management of the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision and road building, 7 May 1815
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about expenses involved in Cobb's management of Maine lands belonging to the estate of William Bingham, 12 May 1815
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Letter from Samuel Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing a treasury note for the payment of taxes, 24 May 1815
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Letter from S[amuel] Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb inquiring about a treasury note sent to Cobb, 26 June 1815
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to S[amuel] Milligan informing him that a treasury note has arrived and that United States taxes are due, 15 July 1815
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Samuel Milligan informing him that the second installment of the United States direct tax on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision is due, 13 Feb. 1816
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Letter from S[amuel] Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing money for the payment of taxes, with list of United States treasury notes on verso, 16 Feb. 1816
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to Samuel Milligan acknowledging receipt of money for taxes, 26 Feb. 1816
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Letter from S[amuel] Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb explaining the delay in forwarding money for taxes and requesting advance warning in the future, 1 Mar. 1816
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Letter from [David Cobb] to Charles W. Hare about taxes due on land under Cobb's supervision, 14 Mar. 1816
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to S[amuel] Milligan explaining taxes due on Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 14 Mar. 1816
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Letter from S[amuel] Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about taxes on Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 20 Mar. 1816
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Letter from S[amuel] Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb forwarding $500.00 for Cobb's salary, with list of United States treasury notes on verso, 1 Apr. 1816
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to Samuel Milligan informing him that Massachusetts taxes on the Maine land under Cobb's supervision are due, 11 Apr. 1816
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Certificate from Noah Dow, Nahum Pierce, and Ira Shepardson, inhabitants of the town of Exeter, Me., of the good moral character of Winthrop Chapman, 24 Apr. 1816
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the management of the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 4 Nov. 1816

Original printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1247-1249.

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Letter from Charles W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb approving Cobb's plans to pay all taxes promptly, 18 Nov. 1816
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to C[harles] W. Hare about taxes due on land under Cobb's supervision and a dispute with Hope and Baring over taxes, 23 Nov. 1816
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Letter from Silas Estes, Joshua Hall, Mark Langdon Hill, Thomas McKirney, Benjamin Pike, Nathaniel Rice, Ephraim Rollins, and Samuel Tucker, members of the Massachusetts General Court (Boston), to Governor John Brooks recommending Cyrus Davis for the position of justice of the peace for Montville in the district of Maine, 29 Nov. 1816
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Letter from Charles W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing money for taxes and Cobb's salary, 10 Dec. 1816
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about business arrangements between [Alexander] Baring and [Harrison Gray] Otis, 19 Dec. 1816
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about taxes on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 17 Feb. 1817
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about taxes on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 25 Feb. 1817
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Samuel Milligan informing him that Charles W. Hare is sick and that Milligan will have to supply Cobb with funds, 8 June 1817
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Letter from [David Cobb] (Boston) to Charles W. Hare informing him that Baring Brothers and Hope and Co. wish to divide up the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision and explaining the tax situation, 9 June 1817
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Letter from Charles W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Hare favors the division of the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision between Baring Brothers and Hope and Co., 14 June 1817
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about the sale of unsettled lands to pay Massachusetts taxes and a proposed visit to Boston by President Monroe, 30 June 1817
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the payment of taxes on the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 5 July 1817
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare informing him that plans for a division of the Maine lands under Cobb's supervision are complete, 2 Jan. 1818
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about taxes on land in Massachusetts, 9 Jan. 1818
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare enclosing a copy of a memorial to the Massachusetts General Court concerning taxes on the undeveloped Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 19 Jan. 1818
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare about taxes due to Massachusetts on the Maine land under Cobb's supervision, 11 Mar. 1818

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1249-1250.

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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that his plans for the payment of Massachusetts land taxes meet with Hare's approval, 17 Mar. 1818
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Letter from John Black (Gouldsboro, Me.) to David Cobb enclosing plans and accounts, 30 Mar. 1818
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Letter from David Cobb (Boston) to Charles W. Hare enclosing a report from John Black, discussing the development of Gouldsboro as a naval depot, and describing a conversation with Joseph Gardner Swift about Gouldsboro Harbor, 12 May 1818
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Letter from S[amuel] Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that Charles W. Hare is ill, 20 May 1818
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Letter from C[harles] W. Hare (Philadelphia) to David Cobb enclosing part of Cobb's salary, 6 June 1818
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Letter from S[amuel] Milligan (Philadelphia) to David Cobb inquiring about money forwarded to Cobb, 23 June 1818
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Letter from James Hodges (Taunton) to David Cobb about local news, personal matters, and Cobb's plans to move back to Taunton, Mass., 18 July 1818
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Bill from George Odin (Boston) to David Cobb for cloth and hardware, 23 July 1818
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Receipted bill from Peters and Pond to David Cobb for supplies, 24 July 1818
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Bill from Williams and Wood (Boston) to David Cobb for copper plates, 24 July 1818
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Letter from S[hubel] Bell (Boston) to David Cobb requesting his assistance in securing the office of sheriff of Suffolk County, Mass., with note by Cobb on verso that Bell "cannot succeed," 10 Aug. 1818
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Bill from French and Everett (Boston) to David Cobb for supplies and sundries, 20 Sep. 1818
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Letter from Dudley Blake (Mount Vernon, [Me.]) to David Cobb reporting on the use of a tract of land, 1 Oct. 1818
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Letter from Joseph May (Boston) to David Cobb requesting that he complete a "power to transfer" on behalf of William Cobb Wilde, 9 Oct. 1818
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Letter from John G. Deane (Ellsworth, Me.) to David Cobb reporting on the collection of a debt, 12 Oct. 1818
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Bangor, Me.) to David Cobb about Governor Brooks's visit to Bangor, 19 Oct. 1818
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Letter from Daniel Sargent (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that he must pay interest on a bond, 20 Oct. 1818
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Letter from John Black (Ellsworth, Me.) to David Cobb about financial and personal matters, 22 Oct. 1818
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Letter from John Black (Ellsworth, Me.) to David Cobb about financial matters and a cargo of lumber for Havana, 24 Oct. 1818
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Power of attorney from Robert Gilmor and Thomas M. Willing, trustees of the estate of William Bingham, to John Hare Powel, 16 Nov. 1818 [copy]
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Letter from Prentiss Mellen (Washington) to David Cobb about political affairs, Congressional business in Washington, the First Seminole War, a petition by Matthew Lyons for reimbursement, and military pensions, 10 Dec. 1818
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Letter from Williams and Wood (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that a package will be delivered, 10 Dec. 1818
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Letter from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing an invoice for items forwarded to him, 12 Dec. 1818
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Letter from James L. Hodges (Taunton) to David Cobb about parish lands in Taunton, 29 Dec. 1818
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Prentiss Mellen about political matters and the pension bill, 30 Dec. 1818
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Letter from Daniel Sargent (Boston) to David Cobb about taxes on the settlement at Mariaville, Me., 7 Jan. 1819
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Letter from David Hodges (Taunton) to David Cobb about local and family news, 22 Jan. 1819
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Letter from Joseph May (Boston) to David Cobb about the endorsement of lottery tickets, 27 Jan. 1819
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Bill from Thomas Hill of the Gouldsboro post office to David Cobb for postage due for 1817-1819, 29 Jan. 1819
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Letter from Daniel Steward (Norridgewock, Me.) to David Cobb enclosing a summary of taxes on lands under Cobb's supervision in Somerset County, Me., for 1812-1818, 10 Apr. 1819
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Bangor, Me.) to his father David Cobb about family matters and personal business, 19 Apr. 1819
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Letter from John Black (Ellsworth, Me.) to David Cobb about business accounts and personal matters, 28 Apr. 1819
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Receipted bill from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb for seed and other supplies, 29 Apr. 1819
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Letter from John Hare Powel (Philadelphia) to David Cobb questioning Cobb's accounts for the management of Maine lands and informing him that Powel will pay a visit to Maine, 31 May 1819
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Letter from D[avid] Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to John Hare Powel about taxes on the lands in Hancock County, Me., under Cobb's supervision, 9 June 1819
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about Cobb's accounts, taxes, and a visit by John Hare Powel, 9 June 1819
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Bill from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb for supplies shipped to Maine, 15 June 1819
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Receipted bill from Thomas Hill of the Gouldsboro post office to David Cobb for postage due for Jan.-May 1819, 20 June 1819
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Letter from John Hare Powel (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the payment of taxes on Maine lands under Cobb's supervision, 23 June 1819
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about the separation of Maine from Massachusetts, 26 June 1819
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Letter from Joseph May (Boston) to David Cobb about Cobb's income and proceeds from a lottery, 6 July 1819
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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to John Hare Powel about Cobb's accounts for the management of Maine lands and expenses incurred, 7 July 1819
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Account of David Cobb with Barney and Rufus Hill for shoes and boots, [12 July 1819]
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Bangor, Me.) to his father David Cobb about the effects of statehood for Maine on Thomas Cobb's career, 12 July 1819
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about the separation of Maine from Massachusetts and Welsh settlers, 23 July 1819
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Account of David Cobb with Peters and Pond, [26 July 1819]
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about business matters and the separation of Maine from Massachusetts, 1 Aug. 1819
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Letter from John Hare Powel (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about business matters, 7 Aug. [1819]
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Letter from William Henderson (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Samuel Davis about cooper's tools and payment for them to David Cobb, 17 Aug. 1819
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Letter from George Odin (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a bill for hardware, 17 Aug. 1819
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Letter from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a bill for supplies and spirits shipped to him, 21 Aug. 1819
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Bangor, Me.) to his father David Cobb about personal matters, statehood for Maine, and road building, 3 Sep. 1819
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Letter from S[amuel] S. Wilde (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb about Wilde's plan to move to Boston, 18 Sep. 1819
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Letter from Hannah Blake (Mount Vernon, Me.) to David Cobb about Cobb's business dealings with Dudley Blake, 27 Sep. 1819

Enclosed with Cobb's reply.

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Letter from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb forwarding a bill for shirting, 5 Oct. 1819
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Bill from Peters and Pond to David Cobb for rum, brandy, and gingham, 3 Nov. 1819
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Bangor, Me.) to his father David Cobb about family matters, 8 Nov. 1819
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that Richards cannot advance him money and that John Hare Powel is going to remove his Maine land agents, 13 Nov. 1819
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Letter from S[amuel] S. Wilde (Hallowell, Me.) to David Cobb about Cobb's Androscoggin lands, 3 Dec. 1819
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Will of David Cobb, 18 Feb. 1820 [copy]
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Letter from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a statement of Cobb's account, 7 Apr. 1820
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Bill from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb for sundry items, 2 May 1820
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Letter from Israel Thorndike, Jr. (Boston) to David Cobb inviting him to visit Thorndike's father in Jackson, Me., 22 June 1820
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Bill from Peters and Pond [Boston] to David Cobb for sundry items, 5 July 1820
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Letter from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb informing him that the items he requested have been forwarded to him, 8 July 1820
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about personal matters and prospects for the settlement of Maine, 9 July 1820
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Letter from S[amuel] S. Wilde (Newburyport) to David Cobb about Israel Thorndike's visit to his Maine lands, 11 July 1820
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Letter from William Sullivan (Boston) to David Cobb forwarding the salutations of the Saturday Club and informing Cobb of local news, 1 Aug. 1820
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Letter from Joseph May (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing an excerpt from the pocket book of Henry Jackson that lists the weights of Revolutionary War officers, 11 Aug. 1820
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Receipted bill from Fife and Brown (Boston) to Captain More, 13 Aug. 1820
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Receipted bills from Bartlett and Chase (Boston) to David Cobb, enclosed on a single sheet, 14-24 Aug. 1820
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Letter from [George Washington] Cobb (Taunton) to David Cobb about personal and family matters, 11 Sep. 1820
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Letter from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing accounts and an invoice of items shipped to Cobb, 15 Sep. 1820
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Letter from John Richards [Boston] to David Cobb about Cobb's bills and taxes on Maine land, 16 Sep. [1820]
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Letter from John Hare Powel (Philadelphia) to David Cobb informing him that all the agents for the Maine lands belonging to the late William Bingham's estate have been dismissed, 20 Sep. 1820
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Letter from John Hare Powel (Philadelphia) to David Cobb about the payment of Cobb's salary, 21 Sep. 1820
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Bill from C[aleb] and E[leb] Faxon (Boston) to David Cobb for axes and tools, 29 Sep. 1820
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Letter from Joseph May (Boston) to David Cobb about personal finances and the American Episcopal Church, 12 Oct. 1820
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Receipted bill from Thomas Hill to David Cobb for postage, 14 Oct. 1820
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Settled account of Zeb. Haskell with David Cobb for carding wool, 1 Nov. 1820
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Letter from S[amuel] S. Wilde (Newburyport) to David Cobb about a visit to John Adams, 12 Nov. 1820
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Letter from John Black (Ellsworth, Me.) to David Cobb about personal and business matters, 13 Nov. 1820
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Letter from John Richards (Boston) to David Cobb about financial matters and foreign affairs, 10 Dec. [1820]
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Letter from John Hare Powel (Philadelphia) to David Cobb insisting on Cobb's resignation from his post as land agent for the estate of William Bingham, 12 Dec. 1820
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Bill from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb for sundry items, 25 Dec. 1820
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Receipted bill from Edward L. Leighton to David Cobb for taxes owed on land in Gouldsboro belonging to the estate of William Bingham, [1821]
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Letter from Thomas Dennie and Son (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a bill for liquor, 19 Jan. 1821
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Bangor, Me.) to his father David Cobb concerning personal matters and urging him to leave Gouldsboro, 1 Mar. 1821
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Letter from [George Washington] Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about family matters and local news at Taunton, 17 Apr. 1821, continued 11 July 1821
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Newburyport) to David Cobb concerning family and personal matters and inviting Cobb to live with the Wilde family, 19 Apr. 1821
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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Bangor, Me.) to his father David Cobb informing him that Thomas Cobb will help him move, 19 May 1821
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Bill from Peters and Pond to David Cobb for sundry items, 18 July 1821
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Receipted bill from Thomas Hill [Gouldsboro, Me.] to David Cobb for postage due, 11 Aug. 1821
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Letter from S[amuel] S. Wilde (Newburyport) to David Cobb informing him that Wilde's daughter Emmons has died, 30 Nov. 1821
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Settled account of Daniel Gorman with David Cobb for payment for services, 1 Apr. 1822
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Settled account of Zeb. Haskell with David Cobb for carding wool, 4 Apr. 1822
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Letter from Peters and Pond (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing an invoice of items forwarded to Cobb, 23 Apr. 1822
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Lease from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Noah Murch of a lot in Trenton, Me., 1 May 1822 [printed form]
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Accounts current of David Cobb with John Richards, 20 May 1822
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Invoice from Peters and Pond (Boston) of items forwarded to David Cobb, 27 May 1822
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Invoice from Peters and Pond (Boston) of items forwarded to David Cobb, 21 June 1822
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Receipted bill from Caleb Joy to David Cobb for rum and chocolate, Jan. 1823
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Letter from Moses Grant (Boston) to David Cobb enclosing a bill for cushions and carpeting, 2 Jan. 1824
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Letter from [Samuel S. Wilde] (Newburyport) to David Cobb informing him of Wilde's summer plans, 10 June 1824
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Letter from John Everett (Boston) to David Cobb inviting him to meet the Marquis de Lafayette at Boston when he arrives in Boston, 21 Aug. 1824
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Letter from Timothy Pickering (Salem) to David Cobb about the Newburgh Addresses, 24 Oct. 1825

Enclosed with copy of letter from John Armstrong to George Washington, 23 Feb. 1797.

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Letter from David Cobb (Gouldsboro, Me.) to his father David Cobb about his Gouldsboro farm, 24 Nov. 1825
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Letter from Samuel S. Wilde (Boston) to David Cobb about family and personal matters, 6 Apr. 1826
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Certificate entitling David Cobb to the pay of a captain of artillery to settle his Revolutionary War claim, 17 July 1828 [printed form]

Signed by Richard Rush.

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Letter from Thomas Cobb (Castine, Me.) to his father David Cobb about the decay of David Cobb's Gouldsboro home, 5 Sep. 1828

Partially printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 37, pp. 1251-1252.

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Account of the estate of David Cobb, together with the account of the estate of [George Washington] Cobb, [4 Apr. 1833]
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Inventory of David Cobb's estate with assessed value and lists of bequests, [6 Apr. 1833]
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Inventory by John Baylies of sundry articles belonging to the estate of David Cobb, 6 Apr. 1833
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Inventory by Daniel Brewer of the library of David Cobb, 6 Apr. 1833

Diaries, 1781-1830

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Leaves from David Cobb's diary of the Yorktown Campaign, 1 Oct.-30 Nov. 1781

Printed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1st series, vol. XIX, pp. 67-72.

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Fragment from David Cobb's diary of his service in Philadelphia as a member of the House of Representatives, travels to and from Philadelphia, and the weather, 16 Mar.-2 June 1794

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 471-479.

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Fragmentary diary account by [David Cobb] of a winter journey in Maine, 12 Dec. 1797
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Fragmentary diary account by [David Cobb] of a trip from Gouldsboro to Boston, [Dec. 1805]
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Diary account by [David Cobb] of a trip from Gouldsboro to Boston, 9-31 Dec. 1797 [fragment]
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Diary account of David Cobb's activities as a member of the House of Representatives in Philadelphia, 13 Dec. 1794-28 Mar. 1795

Enclosed in notebook with diary accounts from 1797, 1817, and 1818.

Printed in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 36, pp. 479-497.

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Diary accounts by [David Cobb], 1 Jan.-19 Feb. 1797, 11-15 Aug. 1797

Enclosed with Cobb's diary, 13 Dec. 1794-28 Mar. 1795.

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Diary account by [David Cobb], 12 July-24 Nov. 1817

Enclosed with Cobb's diary, 13 Dec. 1794-28 Mar. 1795.

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Diary account by [David Cobb], 25 June-19 Sep. 1818

Enclosed with Cobb's diary, 13 Dec. 1794-28 Mar. 1795.

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Notebook containing manuscript instructions to naval officers and list of ships in the Royal Navy of 1769, undated
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"Some Remarks on the Life and Character of Gen. David Cobb, delivered at the Taunton Lyceum," by Francis Baylies, 2 July 1830 [manuscript and printed copies]

Printed in New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 18, pp. 5-17.

Preferred Citation

David Cobb papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

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Persons:

Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Baron, 1774-1848.
Bingham, William, 1752-1804.
Cobb family.
Eustis, William, 1753-1825.
Hare, Charles W.
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Richards, John.

Organizations:

Cobb and Richards.
United States. Congress. House.

Subjects:

Elections--Massachusetts.
Gouldsboro (Me.)--History.
Judges--Maine.
Kennebec River (Me.).
Land settlement--Maine.
Logging--Maine.
Lotteries--Maine.
Lumber trade--Maine.
Maine--Description and travel.
Maine--Emigration and immigration.
Maine--History--1775-1865.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Description and travel.
Politicians--Maine.
Politicians--Massachusetts.
Real property--Maine.
Roads--Maine.
United States--Foreign relations--1789-1809.
United States--History--Constitutional period, 1789-1809.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Personal narratives.
United States--Politics and government--1789-1797.
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781.

Materials Removed from the Collection

The photograph of a drawing of the home of Henry Knox, Thomaston, Me., has been removed to Views small (unprocessed) (Photo. 10.10).