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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Instructing Paul Farmer to admit an indigent man to a Boston poorhouse].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04724 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 6 November 1771 Pagination: 1 p. 19.5 x 15.6 cm

Summary of Content: Signed by Hancock and Jonathan Mason as Selectmen of Boston. Consented to by W. Greenleaf as Overseer of the Poor. Farmer is described as a stranger and "not an Inhabitant of any Town in this Province."

People: Hancock, John, 1737-1793

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PovertyGovernment and CivicsCharity and PhilanthropyImmigration and Migration

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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