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To all to whom these Presents shall come,
know ye, That We,
confiding in the ability, discretion, and integrity of
William S. Williams, of Deerfield, Esquire,
have assigned, constituted, and appointed, and by
Caleb Strongthese Presents, do asssign, constitute and appoint, him
the said William S. Williams, Esquire,
to be one of our JUSTICES OF THE PEACE,
within and for the County of Franklin,
for and during the term of seven years from the date
of these Presents, if he shall so long behave himself
well in the said office.

And we do hereby authorize and enjoin, him the said
William S. Williams Esquire, to keep, and cause to be kept,
the Laws and Ordinances made for the good of the peace, and for the
conservation of the same, and for the quiet rule and government of
our citizens and subjects in the said County ; and to execute and per-
form all the powers and duties which by our Laws appertain to the
said Office, so long as he the said William S. Williams Esquire,
shall hold the same by virtue of these Presents.

In Testimony whereof, We have caused our Seal to be hereunto affixed
Witness, His Excellency Caleb Strong, our
Governor, by and with the advice and consent of our Council.
Given at Boston the nineteenth day of October
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen
and in the thirty ninth - - year of the Independence of the
United States of America.

By His Excellency the Governor.
Alden Bradford Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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This legal document of 1814 certifies the appointment of Dr. William Stoddard Williams (1762-1829), a physician in Deerfield, Massachusetts, to the office of Justice of the Peace for the County of Franklin in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His appointment, signed by the governor, Caleb Strong, was for a period of seven years.


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Appointment of William Stoddard Williams to Justice of the Peace

publisher   Commonwealth of Massachusetts
creator   Alden Bradford (1765-1843)
date   Oct 19, 1814
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   16.0"
width   10.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Appointment/Discharge
accession #   #L00.009

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