Boston Gazette, Extra. / Thursday, April 2, 1812. / Highly Interest- / ing letter. / [followed by four columns of dense text]. Signed in type at the end "Isaac Maltby."

Boston, (MA): Boston Gazette [Printed by Russell & Cutler], 1812. Printed broadside, 17 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, the head printed in bold type. When Revolutionary War hero General Benjamin Lincoln, in his role as collector for the port of Boston, managed to get the contract to build the Cape Cod Lighthouse for his son under suspicious circumstances, Maltby led an unsuccessful effort to have charges preferred against him. In retaliation, an effort was made to reduce the influence of Maltby in the state's militia, but that too failed, and he commanded the organization through the War of 1812. In this letter to Governor Elbridge Gerry, Maltby defends himself and the status of the militia. American Imprints 25934. OCLC ("Concerning proposed changes in the Massachusetts militia; Maltby protests interference") locates three copies (American, Baylor, Indiana). Folded; a little wear around the edges, but very good. (#5006). Item #58092

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