Economics and Finance

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Letter from the Pennsylvania Assembly to the Governor
May 25, 1764

Isaac Norris, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, writes to Governor John Penn regarding legislation and the taxation of  property. "And as these Objections do not appear to use justly founded," Norris notes that "we have returned the Bill and request your Honour would give your...

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Deed for Land Sold by John Dickinson to William Killen
August 12, 1766

John Dickinson sells the tract of land, "Brothers Portion," near Dove, Kent County in Delaware to William Killen on August 12, 1766. Dickinson signs the deed with his personal seal and Caesar Rodney signs it as the Recorder.

Location: O-SpahrB-1965-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Baynton and Wharton
May 6, 1769

John Dickinson writes to Mr. Baynton and Wharton, a Philadelphia mercantile firm, on the issue of settling a disagreement over an unnamed policy. Dickinson mentions Mr. Philips as the identity of one of the parties involved. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Samuel C. Morris & Mr. Cadwalader (Copy)
November 30, 1771

John Dickinson writes to Samuel Cadwalader Morris and a Mr. Cadwalader to request the payment of eight pounds and six pence to Mr. Henry Maag. This letter is a copy of the original. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Bill of Exchange from John Dickinson to John Osgood
November 23, 1772

Philadelphia attorney John Dickinson sends this bill of exchange for 100 pounds to pay John Hanbury Osgood, who is in London.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-24

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Legal Document, Stevenson & Thompson v. Ross & Cole
May 28, 1773

Attorney James Wilson prepares this legal document about auditing accounts for the case of Stevenson & Thompson v. Ross & Cole. Both sides agree that "matters of account between them" will be referred to John Potts, John Patton, and Ephraim Blaine. The issue of Ross's discharge from...

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-11

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Legal Document, Robert Urie v. Joseph Hudson
July 24, 1773

This legal notice, which is related to the case of Robert Urie v. Joseph Hudson, calls for the Sheriff of Cumberland County to collect the debt that Hudon owes Urie. Judge James Wilson signed this document and John Armstrong witnessed it.

Letter from John Dickinson to Samuel C. Morris
May 4, 1774

John Dickinson writes Samuel Cadwalader Morris to confirm a financial matter and asks Morris to forward the enclosed letters. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from George Wood to Jasper Yeates
October 10, 1774

George Wood sends an order to Jasper Yeates to pay a debt to John Montgomery.  Includes Montgomery's receipt dated October 19, 1774.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-24

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Receipt for Wheat from John Montgomery to Curtis and Peter Grubb
October 27, 1774

John Montgomery issues a receipt for wheat to Curtis and Peter Grubb.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-24

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Legal Notice Signed by James Oliver
January 10, 1776

James Oliver writes this notice of judgment against Thomas Buchanan for debt to "the Constable of East Pennsborough and to the Keeper of the Gaol of said county."

Location: I-Original-1776-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Four Receipts Issued to Jasper Yeates
June 11 - June 20, 1776

John Montgomery, Hugh Patrick, George Newberry and Paul Zantzinger issue receipts for various items between June 11 and June 20, 1776 to Jasper Yeates.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-23

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Thomas Walker to the Committee of Congress for Indian Affairs
November 9, 1776

Thomas Walker writes the Committee of Congress for Indian Affairs and asks that they pay Joseph Simon and John Campbell for the "sundry merchandize" that they provided "for the use of this Department." John Montgomery, John Harris, and Jasper Yeates also sign the letter. The reverse side of the...

Receipt Signed by John Montgomery
December 4, 1776

John Montgomery issues this receipt to John Harvie and Jasper Yeates for the sum borrowed from Frederick Ferree by the Commission of Indian Affairs.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-18

Subject: Economics and Finance, Native Americans

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Receipt Signed by John Montgomery
December 4, 1776

Continental Congress delegate John Montgomery issues this receipt to John Harvie and Jasper Yeates for ninety pounds paid to messenger William Wilson.

Location: I-Original-1776-2

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Native Americans

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Caesar Rodney
May 21, 1779

Continental Congressman John Dickinson asks Caesar Rodney, President of Delaware, to convey a resolution to the Council of Assembly. The resolution dictates a state payment of forty-five hundred thousand dollars to the Continental Treasury. Transcript included.

Letters from John Dickinson to Nathanael Greene
1779-1781

John Dickinson writes two letters to Major General Nathanael Greene. Dickinson writes the first letter as a Continental Congressman and asks for details on transactions for supplies purchased by the Continental Army, including "camp equipage." Dickinson writes the second letter as President of...

Receipt for Return of a Slave from James A. Wilson
October 27, 1780

James A. Wilson of Middleton Township signs this receipt for the return of an eight year old male slave.

Location: I-BeetemC-1968-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Dickinson to Benjamin Rush
1783

John Dickinson writes to Benjamin Rush and offers the idea for the commission of William Bingham, a trustee, to solicit funds for Dickinson College in England. Transcript included.

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for William Henderson
April 17, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay William Henderson, the Pay Master of the Cavalry of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Dickinson to Thomas Smith
June 14, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson writes to Thomas Smith, a loan officer, and explains settling the certificates that public officers used to pay for supplies, the payment of interest, and how to account for depreciation.

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Paycheck from John Dickinson to Jacob Bower
July 14, 1783

Dickinson College founder John Dickinson signs a paycheck to Captain Jacob Bower of the 6th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line.

Location: I-AsbellY-2005-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Bingham to John Montgomery
August 10, 1783

William Bingham writes from London to John Montgomery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Bingham discusses the prospect of British aid to the new college and comments on the conflict between the United States and the United Kingdom. "At present the British are smarting under the wounds that the...

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for James Butler
August 14, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay James Butler, a Corporal in the Eleventh Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Wages from John Dickinson for Frederick Snider
September 1, 1783

Warrant for wages from John Dickinson for Frederick Sneider's service as door keeper. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-51

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

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