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PARTRIDGE, George, a Delegate and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Duxbury, Mass., February 8, 1740; was graduated from Harvard College in 1762; taught school in Kingston, Mass.; studied theology; delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1774 and 1775; member of the state house of representatives 1775-1779; sheriff of Plymouth County 1777-1812; Member of the Continental Congress 1779-1785; member of the state house of representatives in 1788; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress and served from March 4, 1789, to August 14, 1790, when he resigned; endowed Partridge Seminary in Duxbury; died in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Mass., on July 7, 1828; interment in Mayflower Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Harvard University
Houghton Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: At least 1 item (1789) in the Sylvanus Bourne papers.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: At least 1 item (1789) in the Etting collection; at least 1 item (1789) in the Gratz collection.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Samuel Holten Papers, ca. 1630-1843, 1.6 linear feet. Correspondents include George Partridge. A finding aid is available in the library.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1781, 1 item. A letter from George Partridge to Hon. Samuel Holten written on October 30, 1781. In the letter, George Partridge writes in regard to an Act of Congress relative to Vermont.

Morristown National Historical Park

Morristown, NJ
Papers: At least 1 item (1789) in the L.W. Smith collection.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: At least 1 item (1790).

New York Public Library

New York, NY
Papers: In the Gerry-Townsend Family Papers, 1675-1846, 1 linear foot. Correspondents include George Partridge.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Kent, Benjamin. Address delivered at the funeral of the Hon. George Partridge, July 9, 1828. Boston: Press of I. R. Butts and Co., 1828.

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