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Coat worn by Governor John Leverett

Coat worn by Governor John Leverett Ox hide, linen thread

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    This 1640 buff coat (from the term buffalo or ox) is a type of heavy and very thick leather jacket or coat used in battle. It was worn by Governor John Leverett (1616-1679) as a soldier in Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary Army and later in New England as protective armor during King Philip’s war.