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Pownall, Thomas (1722-1805) [Appointment of Stephen Millar as lieutenant colonel of a regiment commanded by Abijah Willard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01823 Author/Creator: Pownall, Thomas (1722-1805) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: 4 February 1760 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum ; 30.2 x 35.8 cm.

Countersigned by Secretary of the Province of Massachusetts Bay Andrew Oliver. Partly printed document. Signed as "General and Governor in Chief" of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Pownall was Royal Governor from 1757 to 1760. Paper seal on top left corner.

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