Goold, Nathan. [MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENT] Appeal to the Selectmen of Gorham, ME, Regarding the Care of their Poor residing at Windham, ME, April 2, 1817.
Single sheet with one fold, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, written in nutmeg brown ink by a neat hand. Several numerical figures on verso. Signed by Nathan Goold. 
"Windham, April 2, 1817. To the Gentlemen Selectmen or Overseers of the Poor Gorham. Thomas Kinard an inhabitant of your town, has become chargeable in this town with his family as paupers, we conceive it expedient to give you this information, that you may order their removal or otherwise proved for them as you may think best, we have charged the expence that has allready [sic] arisen to your town and shall continue so to do so long as we are obliged to furnish them with Supplies. Nathan Goold } Overseers of the Poor Windham."
Nathan Goold (1778-1823), b. & d. Windham Center, Cumberland Co., Maine. He was captain of the town militia during the War of 1812. A prosperous farmer, he was chairman of the Board of Selectmen for 8 years, Delegate to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1815; a justice of the Peace and Captain of the Military Company of Windham. - see record posted by Yvonne Gowen at Ancestry online. (7165)