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John Cary, "Dartmouth court order", 1707 April 11

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSN/COL 2717-14
John Cary, "Dartmouth court order," Recto
John Cary, "Dartmouth court order," Recto
John Cary, "Dartmouth court order," Verso
John Cary, "Dartmouth court order," Verso

Scope and Contents

A document written and signed by John Cary, clerk of the writs, and issued by the Bristol County Court of General Sessions, directing the selectmen of Dartmouth to call a town meeting to elect a new constable. The town's first choice, Thomas Briggs, had been judged unsuitable "for that he was Aged and Could neither writ nor Read." An endorsement on the reverse indicates the choice of Thomas Briggs, Jr. as constable. 


  • Creation: 1707 April 11

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Physical Description

Ink on paper; 1 page (19 x 15 cm.) on 1 sheet. Red wax seal upper left. Endorsement on verso. 

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

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Notre Dame IN 46556