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Butler, Richard (1743-1791) [Certificate of account]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01541.05 Author/Creator: Butler, Richard (1743-1791) Place Written: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 30 September 1769 Pagination: 1 p. ; 10 x 15 cm.

A certificate affirming that a document is a "True Copy" of an account made two years earlier by a man named John Mitchell. The certificate was signed at Fort Pitt, a key cite during the French and Indian War. Countersigned by William Christie.

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