The lands were seized from Irish Catholics in retaliation for the failed Irish Rebellion of
He subsequently completed his apprenticeship in the Patriot office at Bellefonte. He was employed as a journeyman in the office of the Pennsylvania Intelligencer at Harrisburg, from toof which Hon.
Simon Cameron was one of the proprietors. He studied law at Williamsport under Joseph B. Anthony, but was never admitted to the bar. In he purchased an interest in the Lycoming Gazette, and associated himself with John Brandon in its publication.
In June,he was appointed superintendent of the West Branch canal. Soon after retiring from the Lycoming Gazette inMr. Packer, in partnership with Benjamin Parke and O.
Barrett, established The Keystone, at Harrisburg. In Governor Porter appointed Mr. Packer one of the three canal commissioners of the State, and in the Governor appointed him auditor general.
In he was elected a member of the House of Representatives from the counties of Lycoming, Clinton, and Potter, but by a mistake in carrying out the returns of a township in Clinton county, his opponent was returned as elected, and actually served the whole session before the error was discovered. Being a candidate the following year Mr.
Packer was elected by a majority of over 1, He was chosen Speaker of the legislative body during his first term. Packer was a delegate to the Baltimore convention in which nominated Martin Van Buren for President, and also to the Cincinnati convention of which nominated James Buchanan.
In March,he was nominated at Harrisburg for Governor of Pennsylvania, and was elected. His administration was marked by sound judgment and great ability. He died in Williamsport, September 27, He was married December 24,to Mary W.
Vanderbilt, and to this union were born six children. His mother was a sister of Col. When but eight years old William McMeen took young Watson to live with him. In the family moved to the forks of Pine creek, where the village of Waterville now stands, and there the subject of this sketch remained untilwhen he started out to make his way in the world.
He made such progress in his studies that he was regarded as quite a good scholar, and in he taught school for six months in a building on the farm of Henry Tomb. He was then induced by the Hon. Crawford, where he taught until Crawford advised him to study law, and acting upon the advice of his friend, he went to Williamsport and entered the office of the Hon.
He made rapid progress in his legal studies, and was admitted to the bar of Lycoming county in During the time he was reading law he served as clerk in the office of the county commissioners, but resigned that position in to accept the appointment of county treasurer, which office he filled in an efficient and creditable manner for three years.
Watson entered into partnership with Hon. Watson retired from the firm and associated with him A. This firm lasted for two years, when Mr.
Little retired, and Mr. Watson practiced alone until He was then elected president of the West Branch Bank, an office he held to the close of his life.Thomas Penn (March 20, – March 21, ) was a son of William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony that became the U.S.
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