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Hathaway, Ebenezer (1718-1791) [Notice to John Godfrey, a Justice of the Peace for Bristol County, Massachusetts]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.199.02 Author/Creator: Hathaway, Ebenezer (1718-1791) Place Written: Bristol County, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 7 April 1748 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 16.5 x 21 cm.

Also signed by two witnesses, Joseph Read and James Winslow. Notice of a complaint of Captain Ebenezer Hathaway in regard to two soldiers impressed into his company, Thomas Davis and James Chase, who did not show up for their appointed duty.

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