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    Colonial America - William Kendall Autograph Letter Signed "Wm. Kendall," one page, 8.25" x 12.75". Virginia, March 31, 1687. Addressed on verso by him "To The Honorable/Jn. Usher/Esqr." In part, "It hath pleased God to take away to himself my Father. I as his Exeqt. [Executor] am Left in a multitude of business...I found pr his Books due to Mr Pease severall thousands p[oun]ds...Majr Part have Indeavored to Comply... " The letter concerns the settlement of his father's estate. Written on verso in the lower blank right corner: "The within was taken from/Faneuil Hall Boston, while under/going repairs, and, by Stephen/D. Falls, presented to George W./Hopkins, at San Francisco, Cal./Nov. 10, 1882." John Usher (1648-1726) was Treasurer and Receiver General of the Territory and Dominion of New England under Sir Edmund Andros, Governor of the Dominion of New England from 1686-1689. Andros later served as Colonial Governor of Virginia (1692-1698). Black wax seal remnant on verso, seal tear at blank left edge. Uneven edges. Lightly soiled. Darkly penned on watermarked laid paper. Very good condition.

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    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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