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Context of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gloucester, ss. On this [blank] day of [blank] in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-[blank] : before me, John Rogers, notary-public, by legal authority admitted and sworn, and dwelling in Gloucester, personally came and appeared [blank] who manifested and declared on oath [blank] American [blank] American born [blank] sailed out of America, and since the independence of the United States of America, [blank] never been under any allegiance to any other nation whatever; and, as further evidence thereof, [blank] hereunto set [blank] hand [blank] Wherefore I the said notary, from the duties required from me by my said office, do give public authority to the foregoing declaration--and do declare--that full faith and credit ought to be given to these presents. In testimony whereof, I have signed this present instrument, and affixed the seal of my said office, the day and year last mentioned, [blank], (electronic resource)
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