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Collection Historic Northampton Manuscript Collection
Object Number A.MD.16.001
Object Name Memorandum
Dates of Creation May 11, 1659
Extent of Description 1 item
Scope & Content Order of the General Court held at Boston, May 11, 1659.

Appointment of Capt. John Pinchon [John Pynchon], Sergt. Elizur Holyoake [Elizur Holyoke] and Samuele Chapin [Samuel Chapin] "to have full power and authority to governe the inhabitants of Springfeild [Springfield]" and to hear and determine civil and criminal cases. The last sentence of the appointment states "that Northampton be referred to Springfeild [Springfield]".
People Pynchon, John
Chapin, Samuel
Holyoke, Elizur
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