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Excerpt from Colonel Paul Dudley SargentHe was the first Representative to the General Court from Sullivan- appointed Postmaster the twentieth year of the Independence of the United States. He was also one of the original Overseers of BowdoinMoreExcerpt from Colonel Paul Dudley SargentHe was the first Representative to the General Court from Sullivan- appointed Postmaster the twentieth year of the Independence of the United States. He was also one of the original Overseers of Bowdoin College, 1794.A biographical sketch of Col. Sargent, from the Boston Palladium, 1828, is here given:Col. Paul Dudley Sargent, of Sullivan, Me., was a son of the late Col. Epes Sargent, of Gloucester, Mass., by his second wife, who was the widow of the Hon. Saml Browne, of Salem- she was granddaughter of Gov. Joseph Dudley, and a descendant of Gov. John Winthrop.The subject of this memoir was born in Salem, Mass., in the year 1745, and was brought up in Gloucester, where he married a daughter of the Hon. Thos. Saunders, a patriotic and distinguished member of the Council of Massachusetts during the disputes with the Mother Country. Paul Dudley Sargent was an early asserter of the rights of the colonies, and one of the first who took up arms in their defence.Being in Boston in the year 1772, he had the honor of an invitation to be present at a meeting of that celebrated club of patriots, Hancock, Samuel Adams, and others who took the lead in the Revolution, and he gladly availed himself of the opportunity. The question which was debated upon that occasion, was the organization of the militia, or the best mode of disposing of them, and it was determined that companies of volunteers or minute men should be raised and disciplined.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.