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Wentworth, H. (fl.1769) [Legal writ to Sheriff of New Hampshire]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03657.01 Author/Creator: Wentworth, H. (fl.1769) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Printed document signed Date: 4 November 1769 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20.2 x 18.8 cm.

This document is a printed mandate made in the name of King George III. It was written and signed in Portsmouth, N.H on 4 November 1769. It is a legal writ to the sheriff of New Hampshire ordering the seizure of Richard Perkins for appearance in court.

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