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Torrey, Joseph W (fl. 1820) To the executor of the will of Thomas Noyes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.21 Author/Creator: Torrey, Joseph W (fl. 1820) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 26 July 1820 Pagination: 8 p. : address ; 19 x 31 cm

Short letter from the attorney of the guardians of William Dalton, Jospeh W. Torrey, requesting a sum of money that had been due to him since March of 1819. It mentions that the failure to send the money has put him in debt to his guardians.

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