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Lopez, Aaron (1731-1782) [Receipt for half dozen linen handkerchiefs]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.518.03 Author/Creator: Lopez, Aaron (1731-1782) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 27 January 1766 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21 x 9 cm.

Summary of Content: Receipt acknowledging payment to Aaron Lopez of fifteen pounds ten schillings from Joseph Clarke for six linen handkerchiefs. Most likely written in Newport, Rhode Island, where both Lopez and Clarke conducted business.

Background Information: Joseph Clarke was the General Treasurer of Rhode Island.
Aaron Lopez was a Jewish Merchant who provided ships for the colonies during the American Revolution. He was the first president ...of Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States.See More

People: Lopez, Aaron, 1731-1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismMerchants and TradeFinanceTextile

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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