Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 75,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Dunton, Ebenezer (fl. 1794-1796) [Receipt of contract]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06076 Author/Creator: Dunton, Ebenezer (fl. 1794-1796) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 11 April 1794 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31.3 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: A receipt of $800 for an enclosed contract. Contract and money was delivered by Henry Jackson on behalf of Henry Knox to Ebenezer Dunton and Tileston Cushing. The document is marked as a copy. Another date was added in pencil of 17 April 1794. The original document was signed by Ebenezer Dunton, Tileston Cushing, and by Henry Knox's attorney, Henry Jackson.

People: Dunton, Ebenezer, fl. 1794-1796
Cushing, Tileston, fl. 1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: ContractFinanceArtisansBuilding ConstructionAmerican Statesmen

Sub Era: The Early Republic

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources