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Wheelock, Eleazor (1711-1779) [Fine for refusing to enter the Continental Service]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.029 Author/Creator: Wheelock, Eleazor (1711-1779) Place Written: Medfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 23 August 1778 Pagination: 1 p. ; 5.5 x 16 cm.

Signed "By order of the Select Men." Receipt for ten pounds received of Asa Hamant as a fine for refusing the enter Continental service after being notified.

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