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Rivera, Jacob Rodriguez (1717-1789) [Statement for 1087 Pounds 10s.1p owed Jacob Rodriguez Rivera]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.505 Author/Creator: Rivera, Jacob Rodriguez (1717-1789) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Document signed Date: 1 March 1764 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20 x 31 cm.

Summary of Content: Statement, mostly for candles, but also for paper products. Candles are for a lodge, most likely Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States, though it is not named. Rivera belonged to Touro Synagogue. Thomas Vernon, another Rhode Island merchant, is also involved in the account.

Background Information: Jacob Rodriguez Rivera was a wealthy Jewish merchant and candlemaker.

People: Rivera, Jacob Rodriguez, 1717-1789

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ReligionJudaismFinanceArtisans

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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