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Undated letter regarding the death of United States Representative Jonathan Cilley of Thomaston. Correspondent is unknown though may have been J.A. Chandler, clerk of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Jonathan Cilley, an abolitionist, was challenged to a duel by New York newspaper editor James Watson Webb, whom Cilley had called corrupt. William Graves, a legislator from Kentucky, was Webb's stand-in, and he killed Cilley on February 24, 1838.

Cilley, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives prior to his election to Congress, was the son-in-law of Hezekiah Prince, a merchant of Thomaston.

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circa 1838

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Washington, D.C.

Letter Regarding Death of US Representative Jonathan Cilley, 1838

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