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Leverett, John (fl. 1655) [Trading within Fort Penobscott].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02468.16 Author/Creator: Leverett, John (fl. 1655) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: November 7, 1655 Pagination: 1 p. + docket + 1 engraving; b&w ; 23.4 x 15 cm Order a Copy

Massachusetts Colonial Agent Leverett discusses trading within Fort Penobscott. Leverett was Royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1673 to 1679. One black and white bust engraving of John Leverett included.

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