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Nathaniel L. Sawyer
"N. L. Sawyer, who was born in Green, about 1815, graduated at Bowdoin College in the class of 1838. . . . He was admitted to the Kennebec Bar, and practiced a short time in Gardiner, and in this brief period exhibited such a devotion to the duties of his vocation, and such capacity to excel in all its various branches, as gave gratifying assurance that, had his life been spared, he would have attained to a very eminent rank in his profession. He died in Greene (1845) of consumption."
[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 192 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)]