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Gookin, Daniel (fl. 1657) Summons for Eliz. Ball.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04261 Author/Creator: Gookin, Daniel (fl. 1657) Place Written: Charlestown, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 22 June 1657 Pagination: 2 p. 20 x 12.9 cm

Summary of Content: Written by Gookin as a jurist in the Court of Assistants. Addressed to the Constable of Watertown, Massachusetts. Ball was accused of breach of the peace and ordered to appear at court in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Ball, wife of settler John Ball, was noted as being insane by 1660.

People: Gookin, Daniel

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: LawWomen's HistoryMarriageMental Health

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