Cornell, Benjamin (b. 1733) [Claim for payment of seventy pounds from the Colony of Rhode Island for a ten day journey to Albany, New York]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.244.03 Author/Creator: Cornell, Benjamin (b. 1733) Place Written: Portsmouth, Rhode Island Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 22 August 1757 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 11 x 18.5 cm.
Order to fulfill Captain Cornell's request signed by First Deputy Francis Brayton on 28 December 1757. A note on the verso singed by Cornell reads: "Tho. Richardson Please to pay the Contents of the within order." Richardson was the General Treasurer for the Colony of Rhode Island.
Captain Cornell of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, was a member of the Council of War in 1757 and marched on the alarm of August 1757.
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