Summary of Content: Knox orders William Neilson to pay on his behalf for a ”marble tomb stone six feet in length and three feet wide for his Daughter Deceased.” Signed by Dr. Samuel Adams. Adams also signs verso 16 June 1784 confirming receipt of payment for the tombstone. Neilson signs verso 30 January 1786 confirming receipt of the sum from Samuel Shaw, Knox’s aide.
Full Transcript: 1784 Rec ----- June 16th 1784, Jan.y 9 Maj Genl Knox [p.r] order of Wm Neilson Esqr., To Saml. Adams Dr, To a Marble Tomb Stone six feet in length £ s d, and three feet wide for his Daughter Deceased 22: 10: 0, To Cutting 138 Letters at 2d Each - - - - - - - - 1. 3 , The Above money is proclr. money - - £ 23: 13. 0, Please to pay the Above Acct. of twenty three pounds thirteen shillings proclr. money [inserted: unto Jame Cole Esqr.] and his Receipt shall be in full, Maj Genl. Knox or Wm. Neilson Esqr. Saml. Adams, ,  Recd. 16 June 1784 the sum of twenty five pounds [inserted: 4/8] [y h] Cury. in full for a Tomb Stone for Genl. Knox’s Child Julia £25: 4: 8 Saml. Adams, Recd. the above sum of twenty five pounds 4/8 of Major Shaw in full 30 Jany 1786- W. Neilson, , [docket], order on, Majr Genl Knox, or, Wm. Neilson Esqr., for £23:13.0, in favour of , James Cole Esqr., from, Saml. Adams