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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Saltonstall, Sir Richard 1586- 1658 (search)
Saltonstall, Sir Richard 1586-1658 Colonist; born in Halifax, England, in 1586. He, with others, signed an agreement, Aug. 26, 1629, to settle permanently in New England provided that the government be transferred to them and the other colonists. The proposition was accepted and he was made first assistant to Governor Winthrop, with whom he arrived in New England on June 22, 1630. He, however, was forced to return to England in 1631 owing to the illness of his two daughters, but continued to manifest deep interest in the affairs of the colonists. He died in England about 1658.