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Title: Jeremiah Green Collection, 1744-1789Add to your cart.
ID: MS/VMF/vmf068
Extent: 2.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1744-1789
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Item 1: Account book of Captain Jeremiah Green, distiller, Boston. Signed receipts for business and personal cash disbursements, mostly for molasses, in the handwriting of the receiptors with three or four separate receipts per page, numerous entries on separate pieces of paper tipped in at the inner margin of the leaves, and additional entries pasted onto existing, unused pages, all in chronological order. Two entries pasted on inside back cover. Signature of Green on first sheet. Collection of autographs of distinguished Boston merchants of recognizable, important families, though not, perhaps, the most well-known as implied in the catalog. Collection includes: Thomas Boylston, Abraham, Fuller, Isaac Gridley, Jabez Hatch, Jacob Wendell, Thomas Gray, Joseph Lee, Oliver Wiswell, Abraham Wendell, William Chesebrough, Harrison Gray, and Joseph Wadsworth., 1744: March 23 - 1752: December 30
Item 2: Account book. Boston. Including the following: a) Signed receipts , April 2, 1752 - April 24, 1753. In the handwriting or the mark of the receiptors for the shipping firm of John and Samuel Phillips. Includes wages for the officers and seaman, pilotage, etc., about three receipts per page. b) Diary Entries, September 21, 1771 and October 7-8, 1771. Three personal entries attributed to Jeremiah Green concerning purchase of tallow from John Dillaway, also cotton and spinning the same, noting price paid. c) Personal (?) accounts paid by John Phillips, Jr. Boston, December 30, 1755 - July 31, 1757. Eight signed receipts in the hand of the receiptors. No note of service rendered or purchase. d) Ledger of paid rents on property owned by Jeremiah Green. Lists the cash payments, services or goods rendered in payment. Accounts noted to be continued from earlier rent book, some transferred to new entries within ms by noting new page transfers. Some records discontinued with no explanation; at least two entries note loans and interest amounts; list of outstanding debts 1785, etc. Unidentified author, possibly son of same name. Tenants included the Rev. Jeremy Belknap, Cow Lane, 1787. Nine scratch sheets laid in of arithmetic figuring, names of tenants and rents agreed for particular property. e) Autograph letter signed, laid in, possibly transcribed, or in pencil. J. Crosby (unknown) announces to Green that he is setting off for New York as he wishes to spend the time left with his friends at home. Arithmetic figuring on reverse side., 1752: April 2 - 1789: December

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