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Goldthwait, Thomas (1717-1799)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.63.05 Author/Creator: Goldthwait, Thomas (1717-1799) Place Written: Port of Penobscot, Maine Type: Printed document signed Date: 15 June 1775 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Partially printed document signed by Colonel Goldthwait, who was the commanding officer at Fort Pownall in Maine, and countersigned by his future son-in-law, Francis Archbald, Jr., the clerk at Fort Pownall. Certifies Nathan Pendleton of the sloop Seaflower, clearance to the custom's house of Penobscot Port. Specifies that the sloop was bound for New London, Connecticut, and that there were thirty thousand pine boards and fifteen thousand shingles on board.

Background Information: Colonel Thomas Goldthwait (1717-1799) commanded Fort Pownall from 1763-1775, with the exception of one year. He was a Tory, who was born in Massachusetts and died in England.

People: Goldthwaite, Thomas, 1717-1799
Archbald, Francis, 1750-1779
Pendleton, Nathan, fl. 1765-1775

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceMaritimeGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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