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Weare, Meshech (1713-1786) to the keeper of the goal in the county of Hillsborough

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.30 Author/Creator: Weare, Meshech (1713-1786) Place Written: Hillsborough, New Hampshire Type: Document signed Date: 22 November 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20.8 cm.

Weare signs as Chairman of the New Hampshire Committee of Safety. Prisoner transfer document to the keeper of the jail in Hillsborough County. Includes names of Tory prisoners from New York who were "violently disaffected with the Measures pursuing by the American States" that are being moved to New Hampshire. Also includes instructions to the keeper on what to do with the prisoners.

IBM (Thomas J. Watson, to 1951), Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. (to 10/68) and King V. Hostick; encapsulated.

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