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Receipt for copper used on the U.S. Frigate Constitution

Inscription

Printed text [hand additions in pen and brown ink, in brackets]: No. [1]/ Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,/ [Sept 14, 1798]/ RECEIVED of Henry Jackson, Naval Agent for the United States, at Boston,/ [One hundred thirty seven Dollars and seventy one cents in full for sundry Copper work done for the United States Frigate Constitution per lists(?) this day]/ for which I have signed triplicate Receipts of the same tonor and date./ [for Cordwell Wells John Wells/ John & Benj Wells]

Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge / February 27, 1929

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

1798

Accession Number

32.187

Medium or Technique

Letterpress printed receipt with brown pen & ink inscription

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