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Westminster to take over 1802 law office from state

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WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) - A building from 1802 that was a law office is going to be turned over to the town of Westminster, Vt.

It originally was willed to the state by Sarah Bradley Willard in 1909, but her son and grandson retained ownership. The state took ownership in 1998.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports the office was used by William Czar Bradley, a lawyer and the son of Stephen Row Bradley, one of the first two U.S. senators from Vermont. The son helped establish the boundary between Maine and Canada at the end of the War of 1812.

He used the office until he retired in 1858. His papers and hats are still inside.

It's one of three historic sites the state is transferring to a municipality or preservation group.

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