The subject is probably Richard Sears, eldest son of Daniel Sears and Fear (Freeman) Sears of Chatham, Mass. He was a farmer, landowner, and storekeeper in Chatham, and also served as a coroner and justice of the peace. He was a Massachusetts state representative between 1780 and 1814, and a state senator in 1804.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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