Thomas and Jonathan Danforth collection 1656-1688
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The Thomas and Jonathan Danforth collection contains documents pertaining to legal matters overseen by the Danforths in late-17th century Massachusetts. Among the documents are brief, signed statements concerning property disputes and other legal matters that reflect contemporary legal procedures related to testimony and bail. Thomas and Jonathan Danforth were directly involved in most of the cases, in both personal and legal capacities. The collection also includes a document pertaining to the construction of a bridge over the Concord River near Billerica, Massachusetts, as well as "A Transcript of birth, in the Towne of Billerica" that records several births between October 1687 and February 1688. Thomas and Jonathan Danforth each signed three items, one item was signed by both men.