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4. Cranch had nominated Peter Boylston Adams to Gov. Bowdoin on 5 Sept. (MHi
: C. P. Cranch Papers). It was Mary Cranch who actually presented the commission to P. B. Adams, presumably in December (Mary Cranch to AA, 18 Dec.
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