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    Simon Bradstreet Document Signed "Simon Bradstreet Gov." with four lines in his hand as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. One sheet, 14.5" x 20.25", County [Massachusetts Bay Colony], October 18, 1679. Bradstreet's four lines appear at the end of this land deed which concerns John and Martha Chubburd and William House of Hingham and reads, "John Chubburd appearing before me this 9th day of October 1679 acknowledged this instrument to be his act and deed Martha his wife freely [?] thereunto/ Simon Bradstreet Gov." Simon Bradstreet (1603-1697) arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. After being involved in business pursuits and serving in various political positions in the colony, he became governor of the colony six months before this document was signed. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded nine years after the Mayflower arrived carrying the Pilgrims in 1620. This attractive document is matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5" x 26". With some separation along the folds; age toned and near fine.

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