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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:1406 1600-1969 B979

Business instruments collection

Approbation of court, 1799 Digital

Scope and Contents Includes a Supreme Court approbation related to the case of Ansyl Farel versus William Betts, dated 1799.

Bills of exchange (all pre-1800, mostly London), 1748-1812 Digital

Scope and Contents Bills of exchange from New York, London, Hanover, Germany, and Florence, Italy, primarily addressed to British merchants, dated 1748-1812. Included is a 1780 bill of exchange issued by the United States Continental Loan Office to John Jacobs for interest due on a loan certificate, paid in money advanced by the French government.

Bills of exchange (all pre-1800), 1782-1792 Digital

Scope and Contents Bills of exchange dated from 1782 to 1792. Included are orders for payment in Spanish milled dollars to Richard Woodhull by Joseph Pynchon of New Haven, Connecticut, and to George Champlin of Newport, Rhode Island, from his sister, Katherine Hulburne, addressed to Boston merchant Isaac Winslow; and a certificate from Boston merchants Samuel Parkman, Mungo Merkey, Joseph Coolidge, and Joseph Foster stating their opinion regarding the rate of exchange for public bills on Paris, with a note...

Bills of exchange (several pre-1800), 1792-1810 Digital

Scope and Contents Contains orders to pay, promissory notes, and bills of exchange from merchants in New York, Boston, and Newbury, Massachusetts, dated 1792-1810. Included is a bill of exchange John Hancock sent to Philadelphia merchant John Gardiner, Jr., and an order to Boston merchant John Blanchard to pay Redmond Hackett of Trinidad for his bill of exchange.

Bills of exchange: wheat 1828, corn 1787 Digital

Scope and Contents Includes a bill from Nathaniel Sherburne of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Major Samuel Livingston in 1787 requesting bushells of corn be delivered on John Wendell's order, which Wendell would settle "in a day or two."

Bills of lading (some pre-1800), 1722-1886 Digital

Scope and Contents Includes a bill of lading for salt shipped by Portsmouth, New Hampshire, merchant Archibald Macpheadris from Cadiz, Spain, to Cork, Ireland, in 1722.

Bills of lading (some pre-1800), 1752-1819 Digital

Scope and Contents Includes several bills of lading for furs exported to England from New London, Connecticut, and another unspecified port in 1752, and bills of lading for merchandise shipped to merchants Ingraham & Bromfield of Boston, Watson & Cassoul, and others, dated 1782-1783. There is also a 1780 bill for a ship that contained the belongings of Captain Adam Winthrop (1748-1774; Harvard AB 1767), who died at sea, to be delivered to his brother William Winthrop (1753-1825; Harvard AB 1770) in Boston.

Bills of sale, insurance & stock certificate, 1778-1844 Digital

Scope and Contents Includes a 1778 insurance policy taken out by merchant Richard Derby, Jr. (1712-1783), of Salem, Massachusetts, on a voyage of the schooner Neptune from South Key, North Carolina, to Bilbao, Spain, underwritten in Boston by Joseph Barrell (1739-1804), Tuthill Hubbart, and Samuel Allyne Otis (1740-1814; Harvard AB 1759), among others.