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Description: HENRY VANE
(1613 - 1662) English statesman. Early converted to Puritanism, he went to New England in 1635 and became Governor of Massachusetts in 1636. His religious tenets and his support of Anne Hutchinson embroiled him in political quarrels, especially with John Winthrop, and he returned to England in 1637. His governorship was also notable for the founding of Harvard College and the start of the Pequot War. Executed for treason by the Restoration government. His rare signature on the conclusion of a partial manuscript D.S. 1p. 4to., Westminster, Mar. 11[?], 1647, together with the signatures of ALGERNON PERCY, 10TH EARL NORTHUMBERLAND (1602 - 1668) and JAMES CECIL, 3RD EARL SALISBURY (1591 - 1668). usual folds, else very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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