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Phips, William [Commission of Penn Townsend as captain of a foot company in the Boston militia].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02468.20 Author/Creator: Phips, William Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: June 15, 1692 Pagination: 1 p. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 22.1 x 16.2 cm

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of the Province Isaac Addington. Townsend was a merchant in Boston who was active in the administration of the province. Signed as first Royal Governor of Massachusetts. 1 seated black and white engraving of Sir William Phips.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsMilitiaMilitary History

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