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Winslow, Edward (1595-1655) to John Winthrop

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04000 Author/Creator: Winslow, Edward (1595-1655) Place Written: Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: March 24, 1641 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 30 x 19.3 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 16.2 x 11.9 cm

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Summary of Content: Member of the Court of Assistants Winslow writes to Royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Winthrop about a dispute over the area now known as Seekonk. Discusses Samuel Gorton, who was preaching to the Native Americans under the protection of the Colony at Providence. Docketed by Winthrop. In the land dispute the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies joined together against Roger Williams of the Colony at Providence. One bust engraving of Edward Winslow included.

People: Winslow, Edward, 1595-1655

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionBoundary or Property DisputeAmerican Indian HistoryGovernment and Civics

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