1855 · Augusta House [Augusta, ME]
He goes on to report who is opposed to these moves and who might be witnesses: "When I see you I will inform you who are the men who are so conscientious about this matter. I am perfectly quiet & cool, but I have been at work... most of the time for the last 24 hours... They [the Committee] propose to spend the night in the committee room, so as to have it said that we are doing up business in shape, but they are more anxious to declare Mr. Morill Gov by the dear people. I have heard nothing from you, but I think my course is patriotic or an honest one & I shall pursue it unless you suggest otherwise... Don't show my letters to anyone. I shall be glad when this session shall close."
Anson Morrill (1803-1887) was elected Maine's Governor in 1855, and served until 1856. He had been a candidate under the Know Nothing and then Republican parties.
John F. Milliken however, was not among the list of Representatives in 1855, but seems to have gotten himself appointed Postmaster in his hometown.
Isaac Reed (1809-1887) was a merchant and shipbuilder. He served in the Maine Senate (1839-1840; 1850, 1863); the Maine House of Representatives (1842-1843; 1846; 1870-1871); as State Treasurer (1856); and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1852-1853).
Maubec Mitchell Rawson (b. 1825) was from Waldoboro, Maine. (Inventory #: 45251)