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Shute, Benjamin (fl. 1767-1801) [Certificate]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09193 Author/Creator: Shute, Benjamin (fl. 1767-1801) Place Written: Frankfort, Maine Type: Manuscript document Date: 27 September 1788 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Noted as a copy. A certificate from the inhabitants of Frankfort Plantation showing that Governor Francis Bernard and Thomas Goldthwait did not execute their agreements. States only 18 families were settled and the roads and a church were never built.

People: Shute, Benjamin, fl. 1767-1801
Goldthwaite, Thomas, 1717-1799
Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712-1779

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Immigration and MigrationLand TransactionWaldo PatentGovernment and CivicsBoundary or Property DisputeReligionRoad ConstructionInfrastructureContract

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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