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Pope, Sarah Land petition.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07954 Author/Creator: Pope, Sarah Place Written: Plymouth Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1669/06/01 Pagination: 1 p. 19.8 x 31.7 cm

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Summary of Content: Petition for one of the first English children born in the New World, signed by Sarah Pope, a passenger aboard the third ship to arrive at Plymouth, the Anne.

Background Information:

People: Pope, Sarah

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryPetitionChildren and FamilyImmigration and Migration

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