|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|
|Dates of Creation||October 1825|
Estabrook, Nathaniel C.
Hunt, Simon (1784-1865)
Huse, Dr. Joseph
Parker, Moses (Sr.)
Sherman, Ignatius (1789-1870)