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Unknown [Surrender of the Patent of Plymouth Colony to the Freemen].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02924.001 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 2 March 1640 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Outlines the surrender of the Warwick Patent of 1630 to the "Publick Court" by Governor of Plymouth Bradford and the "Old Comers" (original settlers). This resulted from pressure to relinquish the patent to the whole body of freemen. Bradford and the Old Comers reserved three tracts of land, the borders of which are described. A memorandum at the bottom of the document notes that Bradford complied with the order to surrender the patent. This document is a copy.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionGovernment and CivicsImmigration and Migration

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