Benning Wentworth grant for cutting white pines, Portsmouth, 1744

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Benning Wentworth (1696-1770), Royal Governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1767, granted permission to Peter Staple and Toby to cut and haul white pine trees from Berwick township in Maine for the use of the King for masts, yards and bowsprits.

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  • Title: Benning Wentworth grant for cutting white pines, Portsmouth, 1744
  • Creator: Benning Wentworth
  • Creation Date: 1744-12-26
  • Subject Date: 1744-12-26
  • Locations:
    • Portsmouth, NH
    • Berwick, York County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 23.5 cm x 19 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, Box 9/36
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text

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