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Hutchinson, Thomas (1711-1780)

Auction:
2256
Lot:
96
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$470$400

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2256
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 21, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Hutchinson, Thomas (1711-1780), Manuscript document signed, October 15, 1764, one page, as Chief Justice for the Province of Massachusetts Bay, a legal deposition regarding the death of one Nathaniel Dyer, folio, (two heavy stains, some edge chipping and fold weakness). Note: As Chief Justice, Hutchinson would uphold the legality of the Stamp Act in 1765 and would have his house burned by a mob. Hutchinson was lieutenant governor from 1758-71 and the last royal governor of Massachusetts (1771-74). He fled in exile to England in 1774, where he remained until his death in 1780.
Estimate $600-800

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Hutchinson, Chief Justice , Nathaniel Dyer, Massachusetts Bay, last royal governor , lieutenant governor , Massachusetts, United Kingdom

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