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1 October, 1646; [Sir] David Kirke
"Memorandum and Orders to John Bodington"

Boston Athenaeum, Aspinwall Notarial Records, f. 63.
Published in Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, no. 32, A Volume Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing the Aspinwall Notarial Records (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903) 77. Revised by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: New England, ship, planter.


Memorandum and Orders to John Bodington. Dated 1 October, 1646

When he arrives in New England to dispose of his goods, and to buy or build a ketch of 40 or 50 tons or thereabout, and to take advise with Mr. Shapley therein, and to let him have the ordering of all. Also that he and Mr. Shapley freight a ship or ketch or other vessel not exceeding 100 tons for 8, 16, or 24 months at most. This was for the account of Mr. John and James Kirke, merchants in London. Dated, Ferryland, 1 October,

Subscribed: [signed ] David Kirke.

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