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Pursell, Patrick (fl. 1730-1738) [Promissory note to John Lymmes]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03434.18 Author/Creator: Pursell, Patrick (fl. 1730-1738) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 9 June 1730 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 3 x 11 cm.

A promissory note for a debt of one pond with John Lymmes.

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