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Council of Albany Order for investigation of John Borland & Thomas Steel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04732 Author/Creator: Council of Albany Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 24 March 1714 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.4 x 19.7

Summary of Content: The document states that Samuel Vetch is indebted to the Queen for a large sum of money, and has run away against her majesty's wishes. It notes that John Borland and Thomas Steel have corresponded with Vetch, and thus orders that they give over to the Council any information they may have regarding Samuel Vetch

People: Vetch, Samuel
Borland, John
Steel, Thomas

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: CrimeGovernment and CivicsLawForgery and FraudCorruption and ScandalGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFinanceDebt

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