Item #3081 Lt. Col. Joseph Goreham [Gorham] Autographed Signed Manuscript. Joseph GOREHAM, GORHAM.

Lt. Col. Joseph Goreham [Gorham] Autographed Signed Manuscript

Place Published: Marblehead
Publisher: Joseph Goreham [Gorham]
Date Published: 1761
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

6-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches. One page Autograph Document Signed, dated Marblehead April 14, 1761: "Whereas Malachy Salter, Esqr Stands engaged to the Government of Nova Scotia in the sum of on Hundd pounds that Currency wch he gave his note for, in Lieu of a note for Sd sum given up to Bourn & Freeman wch they originally gave for so much in behalf Eziekiel Gilman Esq bearing Date…I hereby promise to account & pay G. Bourn & Freeman Fifteen pounds of the currency aforsd whenever the Government…." Signed "Jos.Gorham.", reinforced heavily on verso with archival paper, Very good condition. Lt. Col. Joseph Goreham (1725-1790) Fought in the French & Indian Wars and gained fame with his brother John of the noted Goreham Rangers. He was said to have distinguished himself at Louisbourg and Quebec, and in 1782, was appointed as Governor of Newfoundland. He was captured by Indians at Canso, but was released by the French commander at Louisbourg. After John's death, Joseph took command of Goreham's Rangers. Although John's service to Nova Scotia lasted only seven years, they were critical years in the history of North America, and through them, Goreham's Rangers "kept Nova Scotia English".
Very Good. Item #3081

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