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    James Blake Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 8.25" x 7.25", April 24, 1745, Suffolk, addressed to Capt. Baruch Pond, a letter of impressment for five men to help protect the Eastern frontier. In full, as written: "By Vartue of a warrant from his Excellency the Governor to me of the twenty third instant you are hereby ordered forthwith to impress for his majesty's service in the Eastern Frontiers five able bodied affective men out of he Military Company in Wrentham under your command to be well armed and appointed, and deliver the said men into the hands of Captain Jonathan Bane or such person as he shall direct to receive them at the house of Lieut. Pelatiah Mans in Wrentham on Saturday next at one of the clock in the afternoon: or some other time as he can attend. For which this shall be your warrant. Given under my hand and seal at Wrentham April ye twenty fourth 1745 in the Eighteenth year of his Majesties Reign." The British, under such a governor's warrant, would "impress" or force colonists into various military services, a practice that met with much resistance. Mounted to a larger board, very good condition.

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