Autograph Letter Signed to Jonathan Belcher, SIGNED BY BOTH MEN
by (Belcher, Jonathan) Bickford, Samuel
Concord, 1737. Folio. Old fold marks, else very good. Folio. Belcher was the colonial govenor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and later of New Jersey. This interesting letter is addressed to Belcher as govenor of N.H. and concerns the "swapping" of a horse, "a Mair." The transaction was a bit shady and a controversy resulted, with Samuel Bickford hastening to "Gov. Belcher for redress. The document is signed by Belcher on the verso. Also signed by Richard Waldron as secretary. Belcher is remem=bered for leaving his library of 374 volumes to the College of New Jersey (Princeton). DAB, II, pp. 143-144 (Inventory #: 228513)
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