Plumer, William, 1759-1850

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U.S. senator from New Hampshire, governor and state legislator of New Hampshire, essayist, and historian.

From the description of William Plumer papers, 1774-1845 (bulk 1802-1825). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78482836

United States senator, governor of New Hampshire, and author.

From the description of Papers, 1794-1856. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963861

Governor of and U.S. senator from New Hampshire, historian, and essayist.

From the description of Papers of William Plumer and William Plumer, Jr. 1778-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072245

New Hampshire Senator and Governor.

From the description of Letter, 1786, Nov. 27 : Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35253867

Plumer served in the New Hampshire legislature (1785-1786, 1788, 1790-1791, 1797-1800), the U.S. Senate (1802-1807) and as governor of New Hampshire (1812-1813, 1816-1819).

From the description of Receipts, 1798, 1799, 1809. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235132845

Biographical Note

  • 1759, June 25: Born, Newburyport, Mass.
  • 1768: Moved to Epping, N.H.
  • 1779: Converted to the “New Lights”; became a Baptist preacher
  • 1780: Abandoned organized religion
  • 1783: Elected selectman, Epping, N.H.
  • 1784: Read law with Joshua Atherton
  • 1785 - 1800 : Served intermittently as a representative in New Hampshire legislature 1785-1786, 1788, 1790-1791, 1797-1800; speaker of the New Hampshire house, 1791 and 1797
  • 1786: Read law with John Prentice
  • 1787: Admitted to New Hampshire bar
  • 1788: Married Sarah (“Sally”) Fowler
  • 1789: Admitted to practice before the superior court
  • 1791 - 1792 : Member, New Hampshire Constitutional Convention
  • 1802 - 1807 : United States senator as a Federalist
  • circa 1808: Became a Republican
  • 1810 - 1811 : Served in New Hampshire senate
  • 1812 - 1813 : Governor of New Hampshire
  • 1816 - 1819 : Governor of New Hampshire
  • 1820: Presidential elector
  • 1850, Dec. 22: Died, Epping, N.H.

From the guide to the William Plumer Papers, 1774-1845, (bulk 1802-1825), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1810 July 12, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to William Plumer, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814. ALS, (retained draft), 1814 February 9, Cambridge, to Governor William Plumer. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf William Plumer Papers, 1774-1845, (bulk 1802-1825) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Papers of William Plumer and William Plumer, Jr. 1778-1854. Library of Congress
creatorOf New Hampshire. Commission, 1818 June 30, appointing Abel Parker a Justice of the Peace and of the Quorum throughout New Hampshire. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Jeremiah Mason papers, 1798-1844 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. William Plumer papers, 1774-1845 (bulk 1802-1825). Library of Congress
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deed, 1810 September 15, for sale of land in township of Paulsburg [i.e. Milan] and in Maynesborough [i.e. Berlin], to Samuel Plumer. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Letter, 1786, Nov. 27 : Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Findlay, William, 1768-1846. An account of Pennsylvania/ written by William Findlay. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Farmer, John, 1789-1838. Papers, 1642-1839. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deed, 1803 April 2, for sale of land in Maynesborough [i.e. Berlin], to Samuel Plumer, Epping, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Sparhawk, Samuel. Letter, 1813 Feb. 8, Concord, N.H., to Nathaniel Gilman, Exeter, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf New Hampshire. Governor (1816-1819 : Plumer). Commission, 1817 September 10, appointing Ephraim Miner as Adjutant of the 32nd Regiment of the New Hampshire Militia. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Letter, 1803 Jan. 31, Washington, [D.C.], to Oliver Peabody, Exeter, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Letter, 1814 December 30, Epping, New Hampshire to Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia]. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deed, 1803 September 24, for sale of land in Paulsburgh [i.e. Milan] and Maynesborough [i.e. Berlin] to Samuel Plumer. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deed, 1800 October 3, for sale of land in Paulsburg (i.e. Milan), to Samuel Plumer, Jr. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1842 Mar. 7, Washington [D.C.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Farmer, John, 1789-1838. John Farmer papers, 1810-1834. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Allen, William, 1784-1868. Papers, 1800-1856 [bulk 1810-1826]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1818 June 21, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to William Plumer, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. ALS, 1808 January 25 : Washington, to W[illiam] Plumer. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deed, 1812 January 4, for sale of land in Millsfield [i.e. Millfield] to Samuel Plumer. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814. ALS, 1812 November 28, Cambridge, [Massachusetts], to William Plumer. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Roberts, Edmund, 1784-1836. Edmund Roberts letter to Judge Joseph Story, 1825 May 21. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Papers, 1794-1856. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Locke, Hall Jackson. Commission, 1813. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deed, 1802 October 28, for sale of land in Errol to Samuel Plumer, Jr. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf New Hampshire. Governor (1816-1819 : Plumer). List of officials, 1816-1819. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Atherton, Charles Gordon, 1804-1853. Papers, 1772-1853. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Library catalog, 1816. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Receipts, 1798, 1799, 1809. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Hill, Isaac, 1789-1851. Papers, 1811-1852. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Plumer, Daniel, 1770-1852. Record of Daniel Plumer's justiciary proceedings begun the first day of April 1809, 1809-1826. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf New Hampshire. Commission, 1816 December 18, appointing Joel Parker ensign in the New Hampshire State Militia. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf New Hampshire. Commission, 1817 May 30, appointing Joel Parker lieutenant in the New Hampshire State Militia. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deed, 1804 April 24, for sale of land in Errol and Millfield, to Samuel Plumer. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Deposition, 1804 October 18, in ejectment case of Samuel Plumer vs Chase Crockett. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Adams, John, 1735-1826. ALS, 1814, October 23, Quincy, to William Plumer, with Plumer's draft of his reply on the verso of Adams' letter. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Dartmouth College Office of the President. Records of the administration of Francis Brown, 1815-1820. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. [Letter] 1813 July 5, Washington [to] William Plumer. Boston Athenaeum
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associatedWith Allen, William, 1784-1868. person
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associatedWith College of William and Mary. Swem Library. Jefferson Project. corporateBody
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associatedWith Cutts, Charles, 1769-1846. person
associatedWith Darby, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Dartmouth College. corporateBody
associatedWith Dartmouth College Office of the President. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
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associatedWith Hale, Salma, 1787-1866. person
associatedWith Harper, John Adams, 1779-1816. person
associatedWith Hartford Convention (1814-1815 : Hartford, Conn.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Livermore, Edward St. Loe, 1762-1832. person
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associatedWith Moore, Jacob Bailey, 1797-1853. person
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associatedWith Parker, Nahum, 1760-1839. person
associatedWith Peabody, Oliver, 1753-1831. person
associatedWith Pickering, John, 1737-1805 person
associatedWith Plumer, Daniel. person
associatedWith Plumer, Daniel. person
associatedWith Plumer, Daniel, 1770-1852. person
associatedWith Plumer, Samuel. person
associatedWith Plumer, Samuel, plaintiff. person
correspondedWith Plumer, Sarah person
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correspondedWith Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Hampshire--Millfield
Milan (N.H.)
Spain
Florida
New Hampshire
Florida
New Hampshire--Milan
New Hampshire
New Hampshire--Berlin
New Hampshire
Berlin (N.H.)
Errol (N.H.)
New Hampshire--Milan
New Hampshire
New Hampshire--Millfield
United States
New Hampshire--Berlin
Milan (N.H.)
United States
Africa, North
Millfield (N.H.)
Africa, North
Berlin (N.H.)
United States
New Hampshire--Berlin
New England
Great Britain
New Hampshire--Errol
New Hampshire--Errol
New England
New Hampshire
New Hampshire--Milan
New England
Berlin (N.H.)
Milan (N.H.)
France
Great Britain
Epping (N.H.)
United States
Errol (N.H.)
Spain
New Hampshire
New Hampshire--Epping
France
South Carolina
United States
Millfield (N.H.)
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Depositions
Courts--New Hampshire
Costs (law)
Private libraries
Agriculture
Library catalogs--Specimens
Politics, Practical
Trials (Impeachment)
Paper money
Trials (Impeachment)--United States
Governor
Courts
Debts, Public--United States
Gerrymandering
International trade
Deeds
Paper money--United States
Education
Ejectment
Political science
Religion
Louisiana Purchase
Debts, Public
Taxation
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--New Hampshire
Legislators--United States
Authors, American--New Hampshire
Governors--New Hampshire
Historians
Essayist
Legislators--New Hampshire
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Birth 1759-06-25

Death 1850-12-22

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