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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08368 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 2 August 1774 Pagination: 2 p. ; 9.7 x 15.5 cm.

List of items purchased. These include a card table, a pot, a baking pan, 1 case of gin, 2 house bells, a tureen, a chest, a set of knives, among other things. The total comes to £97.16.6. Signed on verso saying "Recd. for Mr. Jos. Russell S. Clap." Possibly written by Samuel Shaw.

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