Member of the Massachusetts General Court (1673-76), fought the Naragansett Indians during King Philip's War (1675), member of the Upper House in the Massachusetts Bay legislature (1676-83, 1684), Commander of the United Colonies of New England (1677-81), member of the Governor's Council, President of the Council (1684), in charge of press censorship for Governor Andros and Chief Justice of Colonial Superior Court (1687-89), governor of Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire (1702-1715), free frank "J Dudley"
on part of folded cover addressed in his hand "To Charles Story Esq., Secretary to her Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, Portsmouth"
, pencil 1711 yeardate, some wear, still Very Fine and rare early free frank from this major historical figure, we are aware of only one other free frank, dated June 11, 1711
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