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    [Colonial America] 1724 Document Concerning Military Impressment and an Indian Replacement. One page, 6" x 7.5", signed "N Otis" as court clerk, scattered light damp stains, minor flaws, else very good condition. Presumably a court affidavit regarding an attempt by two men, impressed into "his Majestys [sic] Service", to substitute a Native American replacement.

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    The affidavit reads, in full: "Benjamin Warren of Lawfill [sic] age...to give evidence in a case between James Otis Plaintiff and Joshua Shaveman Defendant...and saith that the said Shaveman and Elkanah Morton were imprest [sic] into his Majesty's Service they having the liberty to hire a man between them they presented an Indian man to me called Moses Attaquen I examined said Indian whether he was any mans servant and he told me he was not how soever [sic] I told sd [sic] Shaveman and Morton that I could not accept an Indian in their rooms but told them they should agree and I would lift one of them accordingly they agreed and I lifted Elkanah Morton and told them if the collonel [sic] would accept an Indian it would be well. Taken upon Oath in open court 1724 N Otis Clk".



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    September, 2011
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