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Austin, Moses (fl. 1802-1819) Promissory note to James Finley

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01168 Author/Creator: Austin, Moses (fl. 1802-1819) Place Written: Mine a Breton Type: Autograph document signed Date: 30 April 1802 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Austin promises to pay $21.50 for John Gillispey and $53 for Abraham Armstrong


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Texas, Westward Expansion, American West, Finance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison