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John Alden receipt book

Collection Identifier: Mss:252 1774-1816 A358
Scope and Contents: Receipt book of maritime agent Captain John Alden, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, recording payment of shares in whaling voyages and wages to maritime workers, dated 1774-1816, as well as prize money to the crew of several privateers during the American Revolutionary War. Vessels sailed from Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, and included the ships Dartmouth, Friendship, Industry, and Rainbow. In late 1776, Alden paid out multiple shares of prize money for investors and sailors on the...