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Esher Name Change Transcript

To the honorable the Senate and House of Repre- sentatives of the State of Maine in Legislature assembled. The petition of Thomas Esher of Williams- burg in the county of Penobscot respectfully represents that in the year 1811 he took an illegitimate child from the almshouse in Clinton in the County of Kennebec named George Whitten, which child he has adopted for his own. He therefor prays that the said George Whitten may be allowed to change his name, and take the name of George Gowell Esher, And as in duty bound will ever pray.

Williamsburg November 5. 1821

House of Representatives
January 4 1822

Read and committed to the Committee on Change of names.

James L. Child