HALE, Salma, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Alstead, Cheshire
County, N.H., March 7, 1787; became a printer and in 1805 edited the Walpole
Political Observatory; studied law; appointed clerk of the court of common
pleas of Cheshire County; moved to Keene in 1813; elected as a Republican to
the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for
renomination in 1818; clerk of the supreme court of New Hampshire 1817-1834;
member of the State house of representatives in 1823, 1828, and again in 1844;
served in the State senate in 1824, 1825, and again in 1845 and 1846; was
admitted to the bar in October 1834; secretary to the commission appointed
under the treaty of Ghent for determining the northeastern boundary line of the
United States; died in Somerville, Mass., November 19, 1866; interment in
Woodland Cemetery, Keene, N.H.
Annals of the Town of Keene, from its First Settlement, in 1734, to the
Year 1790; with Corrections, Additions, and a Continuation, from 1790 to
1815. Keene, N. H.: J. W. Prentiss, 1851.