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Brettell, R. (fl. 1779) Receipt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08508 Author/Creator: Brettell, R. (fl. 1779) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph document signed Date: 21 December 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 15.8 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Partially printed receipt indicating purchase of book muslin from Richard Seaman.

People: Brettel, R., fl. 1779
Seaman, Richard, fl. 1779

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Personal / Business ReceiptsTextileBook SellingFinanceMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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