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 s[ai]d 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 s[ai]d proprietors and passed by us." The notes on the verso track the gradual repayment of the debt.
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