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BARTLETT, Ichabod, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Salisbury, N.H., July 24, 1786; received a classical education and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1808; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Durham, Strafford County, N.H.; moved to Portsmouth in 1816 and continued the practice of law; clerk of the State senate in 1817 and 1818; State solicitor for Rockingham County 1819-1821; member of the State house of representatives 1819-1821; served as speaker in 1821; elected as a Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth and as an Adams to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); declined the appointment as chief justice of the court of common pleas in 1825; again a member of the State house of representatives 1830, 1838, 1851, and 1852; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1832; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; died in Portsmouth, N.H., October 19, 1853; interment in Harmony Grove Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Dartmouth College Library
Rauner Special Collections Library

Hanover, NH
Papers: 1817, 4 pages. The papers contain Daniel Webster's notes on the arguments made by Ichabod Bartlett and George Sullivan before the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature in the Dartmouth College case.

Harvard University
Houghton Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Whig Party (N.H.) Correspondence, 1820-1838, 0.5 linear foot. Correspondents include Ichabod Bartlett. A finding aid is available in the library and online.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Isaac Hill Papers, 1829-1834, 4 items. Subjects include Ichabod Bartlett.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bartlett, Ichabod. An oration, pronounced at Salisbury, New Hampshire, July 4th, 1808. Concord: Printed by George Hough, 1808.

------. Remarks of Mr. Bartlett of N. Hamp. [Washington: N.p., 1829?]

------. Speech of Mr. Bartlett, of New-Hamp., on the proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States: delivered in the House of Representatives, 30th March, 1826. (Washington City: Davis & Force), 1826.

------. Speech of Mr. Bartlett on the subject of retrenchment: delivered in the House of Reps., Feb. 6, 1828. 2d ed. (Washington: W. Greer), 1828.

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