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Quincy, John [Power of attorney to Samuel Leonard from Zechariah Thayer of Brantrey]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.173.01 Author/Creator: Quincy, John Place Written: Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony Type: Document signed Date: 16 May 1737 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Signed by Zechariah Thayer. Signed as witnesses by Jeremiah Thayer and Eleazer Thayer. Empowers his friend Samuel Leonard of Raynham to act for him in meetings of the owners of the "old ironworks (so called) in Raynham" during Thayer's lifetime. Quincy attests the document and signs as justice of the peace.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: IndustryLaw

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