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Guide to the John Montgomerie broadside 1977.129

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One broadside, dated circa 1730, issued by John Montgomerie, governor of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey. The broadside announces the death of Richard Shaw, his wife, and three slaves as a result of a fire in Shaw's home in the Suffolk County town of East Hampton, and solicits assistance for Shaw's surviving family from the citizens of New York.