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Mathews, Peter (fl. 1694) Receipt for £39

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00259 Author/Creator: Mathews, Peter (fl. 1694) Place Written: [Albany, New York] Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1694/11/01 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.6 x 19.4 cm

Summary of Content: Livingston paid Matthews £39 at the request of Colonial Governor Hamilton "for subsisting of the men [soldiers] Detatch from the Jerseys sent for there Majesty's Service to the frontiers of albany."


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryMilitary ProvisionsGovernment and CivicsFinanceFrontiers and Exploration

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