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Pico, Joshua (fl. 1760-1790) [Receipt book with forged signatures]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.725 Author/Creator: Pico, Joshua (fl. 1760-1790) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript Date: 1764-1777 Pagination: 1 v. : 287 p. ; 9.8 x 15.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes forged signatures of John Adams and John Hancock pasted onto the inside of the front board. Some receipts included are written to Treat & Pico, others to Joshua Pico. Items/services bought and sold include oil, rent of property, schooling of children, molasses, codfish, and hog staves, among various others. Most receipts are written in Boston. Contains various signatures of persons conducting business with Pico.

People: Pico, Joshua, fl. 1760-1790
Treat, Joshua, 1729-1802
Hancock, John, 1737-1793

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Forgery and FraudFinanceEducationDiet and nutritionLand TransactionPresident

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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