The inscription on the base "G. Leonard Iunr. 1761" presumably refers to George Leonard (1698-1778), Colonel and judge of the Probate and Common Pleas Court. His property in Norton, near Taunton, was on the the largest landed estates in New England. The initials on the handle L/GE are those of the Hon. George Leonard (1729-1819) and his wife Experience, daughter of the Hon. Samuel White of Taunton, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. This George Leonard also became a lawyer and judge and was a representative in the First Congress of the United States. His daugher, Peddy, married the Hon. Jabez Bowen, Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island.
A cann by Benjamin Burt, engraved with the same arms in similar style, is in the collection of The Heritage Foundation, Deerfield, Mass. catalogue p. 91 illus. no. 73.
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