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John Adams
John Adams Serves as Attorney for the Powerful and Influential Kennebec Company That Helped Settle Maine Principals of the Company included men such as James Bowdoin, soon to be president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and later governor of Massachusetts; James Pitts, a merchant and patriot, who was instrumental in getting British troops removed from Boston after the Boston Massacre; and David Jeffries, town treasurer of Boston and the deacon of Old South Church Principals of the Company included men such as James Bowdoin, soon to be president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and later governor of Massachusetts; James Pitts, a merchant and patriot, who was instrumental in getting British troops removed fr
28/11/1772. There are over 200 words in his handThe Pilgrims came to Massachusetts in 1620 as part of a joint-stock investment company formed not only to settle new lands but to return a profit to the investors in England. They soon looked to become involved in the fur trade and eventually built several trading posts in what are now Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine. Of all such posts, the one at Cushnoc (in Maine) proved most successful and by 1644, the Pilgrims had discharged their original and subsequent settlement debts. Trade afterwards, however, slowed, and in 1661 the Pilgrims had sold their trading patent and Cushnoc post to some investors. But settlement and trading activity was dormant, and remained so for close to a century.The descendants of the men who purchased the property in 1661 did not forget their potentially-valuable inheritance, and on September 21, 1749, these heirs met to devise means of opening the land to settlers. An organization was formed under the name of the Kennebec Company (sometimes also called the Plymouth Company), and from these Kennebec proprietors the settlers of many areas in Maine received the titles to their estates. This was not just a business boon to the investors, but also served the interests of the Province of Massachusetts (of which Maine was then a part), which was interested in expanding its influence in the area, and severing the ties between the Native American tribes there and the French in Quebec.John Adams was a successful attorney before the American Revolution. He began representing the Kennebec Company in 1769, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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