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Chapman, John (fl. 1777) [Debts due to John Chapman]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08396 Author/Creator: Chapman, John (fl. 1777) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 13 January 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 18.5 x 20.2 cm.

Notes that Knox owed Chapman £12.12.6 for keeping 4 horses for 2 weeks and boarding Knox, Monsieur Colerus, Samuel Shaw, and a servant named John. Boarding included 140 meals. Also paid for an old pair of saddle bags. Chapman signed the document stating he received payment.

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