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Leverett, John, 1616-1679



  • Existence: 1616 - 1679


John Leverett was an English colonial magistrate, merchant, soldier and the penultimate governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Born in England, he migrated to Massachusetts as a teenager. He was a leading merchant in the colony, and served in its military. In the 1640s he went back to England to fight in the English Civil War.

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John Leverett letter

Identifier: Mss 675273
Mss 675273
Date(s): 1675-04-23
Scope and Contents

One-page letter from John Leverett of Boston to the Keeper of the prison in Boston, telling him to keep Dorothy Jones under suspicion for "being active or privy in concealing the death of Edward Lewis..."

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