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Haywood, Benjamin (fl. 1754-1806) [Receipt book, 4th Massachusetts Regiment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.400 Author/Creator: Haywood, Benjamin (fl. 1754-1806) Place Written: Worcester, Massachussetts Type: Manuscript signed Date: 1777-1795 Pagination: 1 v. : 55 p. ; 9.7 x 16.5 cm.

Bound in leather (possibly sheepskin) with metal clasp. Notes the payment of wages, and contains the names of officers and companies in the regiment. Includes receipts for the purchase and/or repair of breeches, shoes, coats, shirts, horses, and other items used for military service. One page is detached from the binding. Contains a loose treasurer's order citing an amount of "old Continental Money" inside the back cover. Book is most likely created in Worcester, Massachusetts, but this is not certain.

Haywood served as paymaster of the 4th Massachusetts Regiment under Colonel Thomas Nixon.

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