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    Thomas Danforth Document Twice Signed as deputy governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. One page, 12" x 7.75", [Massachusetts Bay Colony], September 21, 1681. Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth (1623-1699) has clearly signed "Tho: Danforth Dept Govr." in the lower and left margins attesting certain factors in a land transaction in which John Pemerton of "Mauldon New Engld [modern-day Malden, Massachusetts]" had sold to Richard Russell for "fifteen pounds in Money . . . two Cow Commons and a half lying in Charlestowne Stinted Common of the South Side of Mystic River." Danforth, a Puritan, later became a Massachusetts Bay colonial judge active during the infamous Salem witch trials. Docketing on verso. This document is toned with minor separation along a fold. Some chipping along edges.

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