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#158 - Thomas Prence Autograph Letter Signed Estimate: $5,000+

Rare 17th-century autograph by the longtime governor of Plymouth Colony

English-born colonist (c. 1601-1673) who arrived in Plymouth in November 1621 on the ship Fortune, and went on to serve as governor of Plymouth Colony for about twenty years over three separate terms. He made a concerted effort to raise money for schools so that future generations would be better educated, and is credited with giving Wampanoag chief Metacomet his English name, 'Philip.' Extremely rare ALS signed “Tho. Prence,” one page, 7 x 5.75, no date. Difficult to decipher letter beginning, "Brother, I cannot but tell you that the house." Signed at the conclusion by Prence. Handsomely mounted, matted with two images and a plaque, and framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 23.75. In very good to fine condition, with some light stains, and repairs on the reverse to several small areas of paper loss. An exceedingly rare, interesting piece by this significant early colonial figure.

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