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Carpender, Elizabeth (fl. 1737-1743) Account of Captain Langdon for the Ship Oswego Packet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02546 Author/Creator: Carpender, Elizabeth (fl. 1737-1743) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1737 Pagination: 2p. 40.4 x 15.8 cm

Charges are for beef and hides, from July to October 1737. Docketed on verso.

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