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Massachusetts Bay Council [Authorization to administer the oath of service for Bristol County Massachusetts]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.522 Author/Creator: Massachusetts Bay Council Place Written: Bristol, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 6 September 1775 Pagination: 2 p. ; 38 x 31.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Partially printed document signed Perez Morton as deputy secretary of the council. Signers from the Massachusetts Bay Council include: James Otis, B. Greenleaf, W. Spooner, Caleb Cushing, Joseph Garish, John Whitcomb, Jedediah Forster, Eliad Taylor, Michael Farley, Jabez Fisher, Moses Gill, B. White, B. Lincoln, and Dr. Samuel Holten. Authorizes James Williams, Benjamin Williams, Thomas Cobb, and Robert Liscolme to give the oath of office to civil officers (deputy sheriffs and coroners) appointed by the Massachusetts Council. Includes a paper seal on one side and an impression stamp.

People: Massachusetts. Council
Otis, James, 1725-1783
Morton, Perez, 1751-1837
Cushing, Thomas, 1725-1788
Gill, Moses, 1734-1800
Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: OathGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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