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Shute, Samuel, 1662-1742



  • Existence: 1662 - 1742

Samuel Shute was an English military officer and royal governor of the provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After serving in the Nine Years' War and the War of the Spanish Succession, he was appointed by King George I as governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 1716. His tenure was marked by virulent disagreements with the Massachusetts assembly on a variety of issues, and by poorly conducted diplomacy with respect to the Native American Wabanaki Confederacy of northern New England that led to Dummer's War (1722–1725).

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Barrington, NH Charter

Mss 722310
Identifier: Mss 722310
Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of the charter of the town onf Barrington, New Hampshire, issued by Governor Samuel Shute.