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Adams, John (1735-1826) Court order demanding payment of five pounds

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00184.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Boston Type: Document signed Date: 10 June 1768 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: [Title continued] from Jonathan Randal of Braintree and Barnebus Howard of Bridgwater [sic]. Partially printed on recto, with AES of Adams and Otis on verso. On recto, Otis has also written an AES, and Ezekl. Goldthwait has signed as clerk.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Law, Finance, President

Sub Era: Road to Revolution