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Weare, Meshech, 1713-1786



  • Existence: 1713 - 1786


Meshech Weare was born on June 16, 1713 in New Hampshire. He was a farmer, lawyer, and revolutionary statesman from Seabrook and Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. He served as the first "President" of New Hampshire (the office that, since 1791, has been known as "Governor") from 1776 to 1785. Weare died January 14, 1786.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Extract from First Official Support of Wheelock's Indian School

Identifier: Mss 762368
Mss 762368
Date(s): 1762-06-18
Scope and Contents

Extract from "First official support of Wheelock's Indian school afterwards Dartmouth College." Documents wa signed by Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire, Henry Sherburne, Peter Gilman, John Wentworth, Thomas W. Waldron and Andrew Clarkson, clerk. members of the Committee appointed by the House to investigate the petition of Eleazar Wheelock for support of his school.

John Stark letter

Identifier: Mss 778178
Mss 778178
Date(s): 1778-02-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Stark of Derryfield to Meshech Weare of [Concord?] informing him that Mr. Dalton has had difficulty getting his cattle through Bedford.

John Wheelock letter

Identifier: Mss 785207
Mss 785207
Date(s): 1785-03-07

In English.

Meshech Weare warrant

Identifier: Mss 781602.2
Mss 781602.2
Date(s): 1781-11-02
Scope and Contents

Arrest warrant for Robert Young from President Weare in Exeter sent to Harris and others. Warrant includes a statement signed by Harris that he has apprehended Young.

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