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Coote, Richard (fl. 1699) [Order for the discharge of soldier Samuel Smith so that he might care for his aged father].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02468.04 Author/Creator: Coote, Richard (fl. 1699) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: 11 November 1699 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Addressed to Captain Hill. At the time he was Royal Governor of Massachusetts and Earl of Bellomont. Signed Bellomont.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

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