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Lovett, John (1743-1792) [Lovett family receipt]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.006.16 Author/Creator: Lovett, John (1743-1792) Place Written: Beverly, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript Date: 22 August 1783 - 3 November 1783 Pagination: 1 receipt 8.5 x 20.5 cm

Details prize monies and other goods given by Lovett to various ship captains and sailors. Lovett was a privateer ship merchant and captain in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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