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Frothingham, Benjamin (1734-1809) [Money lending receipts]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00265 Author/Creator: Frothingham, Benjamin (1734-1809) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 3 April 1776 Pagination: 1p. 18.6 cm. x 11.6 cm.

Two military receipt entries also signed by James Furnival for money borrowed from Henry Knox by Captain of Artillery Benjamin Frothingham and Lieutenant James Furnivall.

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