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Burges, James (fl. 1690) [Articles of agreement]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.09 Author/Creator: Burges, James (fl. 1690) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript signed Date: 30 May 1690 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 36 x 24 cm

Summary of Content: Cosigned by Christopher Kilby and Eliezer Moody as witnesses. Agreement between James Burges of Boston and Enoch Badcock of Milton, Massachusetts to build a briganteen. Not signed by Badcock.

People: Kilby, Christopher, fl. 1690-1749
Moody, Eliezer, fl. 1690
Badcock, Enoch, fl. 1690
Burgess, James, fl. 1690

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: NavyMaritimePrivateeringContractRevolutionary War

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