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Boerum, Simon (1724-1775) Witnessing a will

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.04 Author/Creator: Boerum, Simon (1724-1775) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1765/05/01 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: [Continental Congress members]

Background Information: Boerum, Simon (1724-1775), Delegate from New York; attended the Dutch school at Flatbush, N.Y., from which he was graduated; engaged in agricultural pursuits and milling; appointed county clerk of ...Kings County by Governor Clinton in 1750; also became clerk of the board of supervisors and held both positions until his death; member of the colonial assembly 1761-1775; deputy to the provincial convention in April 1775; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775. (excerpted from bioguide.congress.gov) See More


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American StatesmenEstateLaw

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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