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The New International Encyclopædia/Moore, Jacob Bailey

MOORE, Jacob Bailey (1797-1853). An American journalist and historical writer, born at Andover, N. H. He learned the printer's trade at Concord, engaged in editorial work, and was a member of the Legislature in 1828. In 1839 he removed to New York and edited the Daily Whig. He was in the Government employ in Washington 1841-45, but returned to New York and served as librarian of the Historical Society from 1845 to 1849. From 1849 to 1853 he was postmaster of San Francisco. He published, with John Farmer, Collections Historical and Miscellaneous (3 vols., 1822-24), relating principally to the early history of New Hampshire; and Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire (1823). He also published a volume on the colonial Governors of Connecticut and New Plymouth (1846).