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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02468.07 Author/Creator: Bradstreet, Simon (d. 1697) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 14 December 1685 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Bradstreet orders empanelment of a coroner's jury to examine the death of Joseph Johnson.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsLawDeath

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