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  • Benjamin H. Newcomb


Gorham, Nathaniel (1738–1796), merchant and revolutionary politician in America, was born in May 1738 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the eldest of five children of Nathaniel Gorham, packet boat operator, and his wife, Mary Soley (b. c.1714). After a six-year apprenticeship to Nathaniel Coffin...

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, 21 vols. (1928–37), repr. in 11 vols. (1964); 10 suppls. (1944–96)