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Object Name Manuscript
Accession number WHC 2011.22
Scope & Content Testimonial of voluntary monetary support of Ezra Cobb of Camden, Maine dated October 1825. Mr. Cobb lost all his money and "valuable clothing" on his trip westward. Friends of Mr. Cobb pledge specific amounts of money "ever wishing to encourage and assist the deserving and useful in their laudable pursuits."

Transcript as follows:
"Mr. Ezra Cobb, an exemplary, worthy, & useful member of Society, of Camden, having obtained by his honest industry much hard labour, and exertion, money, to the amount of about four hundred dollars with which he intended in part to pay for his farm, and having recently, on his passage to the westward, for that purpose, unfortunately experienced the severe and discouraging loss of all his money, and most valuable clothing, leaving him unexpectedly involved in debt at a critical period of life. We, therefore, the undersigned ever wishing to encourage and assist the deserving and useful, in their laudable pursuits, and viewing this circumstance as an appeal to our friendship and liberality, do, in the spirit of sympathy and commiseration for the unfortunate, agree to pay the sums annexed to our names, to Mr. Cobb, or some one of his friends, for his assistance."
Collection Walsh History Center
Catalog Number WHC 2011.22
Title Testimonial of support of Ezra Cobb, 1825
Date October 1825
Dates of Creation October 1825
Search Terms Camden
Subjects Correspondence
People Barnes, Benjamin
Bass, Alden
Bird, James
Brawn, Nathan
Chase, Robert
Clark, James
Curtis, Calvin
Cushing, Benjamin
Dillingham, Joshua
Dillingham, Nathaniel
Estabrook, Joseph
Estabrook, Nathaniel C.
Fay, Jesse
Fay, Timothy
Harkness, John
Harkness, R.
Hodgman, Job
Hodgman, Joel
Hunt, Simon (1784-1865)
Huse, Dr. Joseph
Mansfield, Joel
Mansfield, Thomas
Mirick, Joseph
Ogier, Abraham
Ogier, Robert
Parker, Moses (Sr.)
Parry, Abraham
Pendleton, Isaac
Perry, Oakes
Russell, Ephraim
Russell, Samuel
Rust, William
Sherman, Ignatius (1789-1870)
Start, Eben
Start, George
Stetson, Joseph
Thomas, Ebenezer
Thomas, Eph.
Welch, John