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Sergeaent, Jonah (fl. 1784-) Philadelphia County Court writes of the complications surrounding Alice Finch's will

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03769.133 Author/Creator: Sergeaent, Jonah (fl. 1784-) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph document signed Date: June 1784 Pagination: 2.5 p. ; 20 x 34 cm.

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