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Title To the Kings most excellent majesty [manuscript]: the humble address of your majestys loyal subjects subscribers here of freeholders & inhabitants within your majestys province of New Hampshire: petition, [1740]
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Contemporary copy of an unsigned and undated petition from the citizens of New Hampshire to the King of Great Britain (George II), requesting that New Hampshire be joined with the province of Massachusetts Bay and protesting the actions of New Hampshire’s London agent, John Thomlinson, who had petitioned the King for a separate governor. In this copy addressed to Thomlinson, the petitioners argue that New Hampshire’s poverty and sparse population make it impossible to maintain a separate governor or provide for defense against the French and Indians.
Names Thomlinson, John; King George II
Places New Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords government, war, New France, population, governor
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 626
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue