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Weare, Meshech, 1713-1786

 

Dates

  • 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

Mss 762368
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 762368
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

Mss 778178
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 778178
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

Mss 785207
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 785207
Overview In English.

Meshech Weare warrant

Mss 781602.2
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 781602.2
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.