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Ballantine, John (1677-1735) [Order to attach goods or estate of two merchants]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02542.04 Author/Creator: Ballantine, John (1677-1735) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: 21 January 1729 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 28 x 19 cm

Order written up by Ballantine as clerk to the sheriff of Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Order states that the sheriff is commanded to attach the goods or estate of Giles Dulake Tidmarsh and Samuell Appleton. Asks that Tidmarsh, if he is in Suffolk County, be apprehended and brought before the Court of Common Pleas. Tidmarsh and Appleton owe money to James Bowdoin of Boston, from a deal made 21 June 1728. They owed slightly over 838 pounds, which was not paid on demand. They have only paid slightly over 293 pounds in sundry goods to Bowdoin at this point, leaving a debt of slightly over 544 pounds. In signed note on verso, Edward Winslow (1669-1753), the Sheriff of Suffolk County, says a writ has been placed on the estate of the deceased Appleton. Also says he placed a writ on Tidmarsh's house and gave him a summons on 23 January 1729. Paper seal at top of recto.

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