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Edmond Andros off to America to be governor...

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October 25, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 25, 1686 

* Sir Edmund Andros sets sail
* Dominion of New England governor

The back page has a quite rare & notable mention of one of the more famous governors of colonial America, Edmond Andros.
The report, from Deale, England, mentions: "Yesterday sailed out of the Downes the Kings-Fisher, having on board Sir Edmond Andros, His Majesties Governor of New England."
Andros was an English colonial administrator in British America. He was the governor of the Dominion of New England during most of its three-year existence. At other times, Andros served as governor of the provinces of New York, East and West Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland.
As Wikipedia notes, his actions in New England resulted in his overthrow during the 1689 Boston revolt. He became governor of Virginia three years later.
Andros was considered to have been a more effective governor in New York and Virginia, although he became the enemy of prominent figures in both colonies, many of whom worked to remove him from office. Despite these enmities, he managed to negotiate several treaties with the Iroquois, establishing a long-lived peace involving the colonies and other tribes that interacted with that confederacy.
A single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's