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Robinson, John (1727-1802) [Appointment of Thomas Irving to Inspector of Imports and Exports and Register of Shipping in America]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.406.02 Author/Creator: Robinson, John (1727-1802) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: 4 February 1768 Pagination: 2 p. : vellum ; 34.5 x 45.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Also signed by Charles Parson, William Burch, Henry Hudson, and one other ("J. Wm. [illegible]"), all at the Customs House in Boston. Appointed by "the Commissioners for managing & causing to be levied his Majesties Customs and other Duties in America." Also outlines the duties of Irving's new position. A note on the verso signed by Fra. Bernard dated 15 April 1768 confirms that Irving took the oath of office. Irving was later a controversial figure involved in investigating the Boston Tea Party. Features paper seal. Ornate design decorating the top of the page.

People: Robinson, John, 1727-1802
Irving, Thomas, fl. 1768-1773

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: OathGovernment and CivicsTaxes or TaxationFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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