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Colonial Boundary Disputes Collection
mssHM 8970-8978  
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A collection of nine documents concerning the New Hampshire Grants assembled by John Adams for his report on the boundary disputes commissioned by the Massachusetts General Court in March 1774.
A series of land grants made between 1749 and 1764 by Benning Wentworth, the colonial governor of New Hampshire, led to a boundary dispute between New Hampshire and New York that eventually led to the creation of Vermont in 1777. In March 1774, John Adams was appointed to a Massachusetts committee to determine if the colony had any claims to the New Hampshire Grants. See Papers of John Adams, ed. Robert J. Taylor, vol. 2, December 1773 - April 1775 (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1977), 22-80.
1.17 Linear Feet (1 box)
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