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Andros, Edmund, Sir (1637-1714) [Commission to Francis Weeks as sheriff of Middlesex County, Virginia]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02468.01 Author/Creator: Andros, Edmund, Sir (1637-1714) Place Written: Williamsburg, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: April 26, 1698 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.4 x 37.6 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 24.5 x 17.2 cm

Illegible countersignature by Andros's Secretary. Endorsed by Andros as Governor General of Virginia.

1 black and white bust engraving of Andros.

Sir Edmund Andros was governor of New York from 1674-1681, president of the Dominion of New England from 1686-1689, and governor of Virginia from 1692-1697.

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