Age 80y, 11m, 28d.
"James E. Blethen, Esq., son of Maj. Isaac Blethen of this town [Dover], was recently relected [sic] Mayor of the city of Stockton, California, by a majority of nearly ?0 over a Kearneyite-Workingman candidate. Mr. Blethen is a strong Republican."
Published in the Piscataquis (ME) Observer 13 May 1880 p3
"Mr. Jas. E. Blethen was elected Mayor of Oakland, instead of Stockton, California, as reported in a previous issue."
Published in the Piscataquis (ME) Observer 20 May 1880 p3
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