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Thomas Oliver (January 5, 1733 - November 29, 1815), the last Royal Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts. Jump to: navigation, search January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...

He graduated from Harvard in 1753, and resided at 33 Elmwood Avenue, Cambridge. He took little part in public affairs until, upon the death of Andrew Oliver, he was appointed by the King at the suggestion of Thomas Hutchinson, who believed him to be a brother of Oliver. Andrew Oliver (1706-1774) was an anti-separationist Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts. ... Thomas Hutchinson (September 9, 1711-June 3, 1780) was the American colonial governor of Massachusetts from 1771 to 1774 and a prominent Loyalist in the years before the American Revolutionary War. ...

A mob of five thousand angry citizens forced him to resign on September 2, 1774. He fled to Boston, remaining there for a year, and when the British troops sailed to Halifax in March of 1776, went with them, going on to England. He was proscribed under the Massachusetts Banishment Act in 1778, and his estate confiscated. September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1774 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Massachusetts Banishment Act also known as the Banishment Act of the State of Massachusetts was an act passed on September, 1778, to prevent the return to this state of certain persons therein named and others who have left this state or either of the United States, and joined the... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

Afterwards the Continental Army used his house, known as Elmwood, as a hospital. It was then sold at auction, becoming first the property of Arthur Cabot, then of Elbridge Gerry, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and then Rev. Charles Lowell, who passed it on to his son, James Russell Lowell. Jump to: navigation, search The Continental Army was the unified command structure of the thirteen colonies fighting Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. ... Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744 – November 23, 1814) was an American politician, a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. ... Jump to: navigation, search A declaration of independence is a proclamation of the independence of a newly formed or reformed independent state, usually from a part or the whole of the territory of another nation, or a document containing such a declaration. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...

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Oliver Wolcott, American patriot and soldier of the Revolutionary War, was born in 1726 in Windsor, CT. He was the youngest son of Roger Wolcott, who was colonial governor of Connecticut in 1751-54.
After graduating from Yale College (now Yale University) in 1747, Oliver Wolcott was commissioned a captain by the governor of New York, raised a company of volunteers and served on the northwestern frontier in the French and Indian War.
He served 10 years, 1786-96, as lieutenant governor of Connecticut and then was elected governor, serving in that office from 1796 until his death in 1797 at the age of 72.
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In 1748 he was sent with his brother-in-law, Governor Thomas Hutchinson, as a commissioner to the Albany congress that met to conclude peace with the heads of the Six Nations and arrange a rectification of the frontier.
Oliver was the only judge that refused, in March, 1774, to accept the pay that had been voted by the legislature in lieu of a fixed salary of £400 from the crown.
Oliver was a man of varied erudition, familiar with French and German, as well as the classical languages.
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