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Shaw Francis (fl.1779) To Henry Swift,

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.226.04 Author/Creator: Shaw Francis (fl.1779) Place Written: Boston Type: Printed document signed Date: November 1779 Pagination: 1 p. ; 10.3 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Shaw, Francis. Document signed: to Henry Swift. [Boston]: November 1779. Bill or receipt for state and town/county poll and real estate taxes. Signed by Francis Shaw, on recto and verso, as tax collector.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarFinanceTaxes or TaxationEconomicsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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