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Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) [Receipt for purchases from Samuel Jarvis]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08493 Author/Creator: Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 31 July 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 8 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Peirce was acting as an agent for the Knox brothers. He notes that William Knox gave him £160.16 to pay Samuel Jarvis for the account of General Henry Knox.

People: Peirce, Joseph, 1745-1828
Knox, William, fl. 1765
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Personal / Business ReceiptsFinanceRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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