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Thomas, Waterman (fl. 1785-1801) [Waldoborough petition]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09126 Author/Creator: Thomas, Waterman (fl. 1785-1801) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 16 May 1785-23 June 1794 Pagination: 3 p. ; 29.9 x 18.4 cm.

Copy of GLC02437.09125. Contains additional content from 23 June 1794, which creates a committee to view Waldoborough and address the complaints of the inhabitants. Signed by Edward H. Robbins as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Signed and authorized as a true copy by Samuel Cooper, as clerk of the Senate.

GLC02437.09125 has a petition signer whose name appears to be John Martin Shaffer. In the present document, however, the same signer appears to be named John Martin Sctaffer or Sctafper.

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