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Unknown Memo of an Inventory

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.19 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Westerly, Rhode Island Type: Autograph document Date: circa 1819 Pagination: 8 p. : 17 x 20 cm

Inventory of the personal estate of Col. Thomas Noyes of Westerly shortly after he died taken by the subscribers. It includes lists of clothing, furniture, farm equipment, farm stock, and food, along with an estimated value of each entry.

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