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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.170.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 17 August 1670 Pagination:

Full Transcript: Taunton August 17th: 1670
There was pres[ent]ed by us John Thresher as athu Shove Constubles John Brig[,] John Austin[,] Joesph French[,] Joseph Bell[,] Ephraime Brishwell & warned to ensure yt [...text loss] of this Instant at 10 o clock in yt morning at yt Meeting house in Taunton - [2] Peter [illegible] if In John Brigs's Room John [illegible] for John Brigs Austin

Benjamin Ahoton
John putagussin
Sam [illegible] for John Austin
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People: Church, Benjamin, 1639-1718

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763


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