Concerns Payment for a Purchase of Law Books [Manuscript]. [Law Books]. [Massachusetts]. [Document Concerning Payment for the Purchase of Law Books, Huntstown (Ashfield), MA, January 23, 1762]. 3-1/2" x 6-3/4" sheet, moderate toning, light toning and soiling, vertical and horizontal folds with cellotape reinforcements to verso. Content in neat hand, franked in different hand on verso. $500. * This document is signed by two early settlers, Ebenezer Belding and Reuben Belding. It reads, in part: "To Lieut. Obdiah Dickeson proprietors Treasure of Huntstown so called we the subscribers Being of the Committee of accounts of the sd proprietors Desire you wood [sic] pay to Nathan Chapin of Huntstown so called the sum of two pound thirteen shillings Lawfull money Being his Bill for procuring Law Books for sd proprietors and passed by us." The notes on the verso track the gradual repayment of the debt.
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