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Seixas, Moses (1744-1809) [Receipt for goods bought of Issachar Polock]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.518.02 Author/Creator: Seixas, Moses (1744-1809) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Document signed Date: 19 August 1765 Pagination: 1 p. ; 8 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Receipt for one hundred thirty-two pounds worth of goods bought from Issachar Polock by Moses Seixas. The name of Joseph Clarke, the General Treasurer of Rhode Island is on the document.

Background Information: Moses Seixas was a Jewish merchant who helped found the Bank of Rhode Island.

People: Seixas, Moses, 1744-1809
Polock, Issachar, fl. 1750-1767

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismFinanceMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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