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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Newman, Francis 1638-1660 Statesman; born in England; removed to New Hampshire in 1638; and later settled in New Haven, where he became secretary of Theophilus Eaton, the first governor of Connecticut. He was with the party sent to New Netherland on a visit to Gov. Peter Stuyvesant in 1653 for the purpose of securing an indemnity for the Dutch encroachments upon New Haven. In 1654-58 he was a commissioner of the consolidated colonies; and in 1658-60 was governor. He died in New Haven, Conn., Nov. 18, 1660.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter