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Undated Meetings Notes - Federal Republicans - early 19th century

"At a meetings of the Federal Republicans of the town
of Madison Covened (Convened) at the house of John Staples on
Thursday evening the 14th inst. for the purpose of taking
in consideration the nomination (of) Made at the late
County Convention of Members of the Assembly to be
Supported at the Ensueing(sp) Election, it was Resolved
as follows (that) (Illegible)

Resolved that Seth Blair be chairman &
John Lucas Secty.

Resolved that this meeting does not concur in
the Nomination of John D Henry as one of
Sd (said) Members and that for Reasons heretofore stated
they can not give him their support at the Ensueing(sp)

Resolved that this Meeting would be happy to join
with any of the neighboring towns, in making any
new nomination that should be thought proper
in the room of John D. Henery(sp).

Resolved that a commette(sp) of Two persons be appointed
to inform the people of Hamilton of the proced-
ings of this Meeting

Resolved that Elijah Putnam & Seth Blair be
the sd (said) Comettee

signed in behalf of sd meeting
Seth Blair Ch
John Lucas Secty"

Seth Blair
(1760 - 1852)
one of the foremost men among the pioneers of Madison, and came to the region with an honorable
personal and military record. He was born in western Worcester county, Mass , and on September 1, 1776,
enlisted in Capt. Lyman's Co., Dike's Regiment, but later on enlisted in Col. Craft's Artillery
Regiment, serving for a time in each command. On July 3, 1777, he enlisted in Col. Keyes's Regiment
and marched to Rhode Island, serving to January 1, 1778. In 1798 Patriot Blair came to Madison and
bought and paid for the land claimed to be owned by another person, but a little later the real
owner appeared and Blair was obliged to pay again for his property. It was near the center and here
the pioneer afterward lived, one of the prominent men of the town; he was the first assessor of
Madison and served two years; was supervisor in 1809-11; overseer of the poor 1813-17; assessor
again in 1813-17; several years judge of elections, and was one of the commissioners to locate the
county seat in 1810. He was pensioned as a Revolutionary soldier May 12. 1833, and received $46.66
annually until his death on May 6, 1832, aged ninety one years and six months.

Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890

Dr. Elijah Putnam
(1770 - 1851)

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