Discovering character in a stained, mouse-chewed document from 1660.
|While researching my historical novel on William and Mary Barrett Dyer, I came across the description of this document in the Massachusetts Archive. I ordered a photocopy of the original holograph housed in their vault. |
Two of the signatures on this petition were made by my ancestors, Robert Harper and Deborah Perry Harper, who petitioned for their release from prison on Christmas Eve, 1660.