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Clarke, Joseph (1719-1792) [Account book of the General Treasurer of Rhode Island]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.244.01 Author/Creator: Clarke, Joseph (1719-1792) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: March 1764 - February 1767 Pagination: 33 p. ; 16.5 x 11 cm. Order a Copy

Records sums paid out by Clarke, mostly for soldiers pay during the French & Indian War. Signed by various recipients. Many blank sheets.

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