Financial Documents

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Sworn Affidavit of Benjamin Rush about a Soldier's Pay Certificate
April 17, 1786

Benjamin Rush signs this affidavit that attests that Michael Morrison's payment certificate for service as a soldier is the property of Dickinson College. Morrison's certificate, which is worth $80, is no. 73424 and dated July 1, 1784.

Promissory Note from James Wilson to Thomas Fitzsimons
May 14, 1794

James Wilson sends this note to Thomas Fitzsimons for a sum of $4500.

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-3

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Promissory Note from James Wilson to James McNeal
December 30, 1794

James Wilson sends this promissory note to James McNeal for a sum of roughly 627 pounds. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-29

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Check from the Bank of the United States to James Wilson
May 2, 1795

A check from the Bank of the United States to James Wilson for $1,000.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-47

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Promissory Note from James Wilson to George Harrison
August 16, 1795

James Wilson's promissory note to George Harrison for $1700 that has to be paid within sixty days. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-47

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Promissory Note from James Wilson to Henry Lee
February 25, 1796

James Wilson sends this promissory note to Henry Lee for a sum of $5,748.14. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-28

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Bill from Dickinson College to William Irvine
May 9, 1797

Dickinson College issues an itemized bill to William Irvine for the education of his sons Callender (Class of 1794) and William N. (Class of 1798).

Bill of Sale from M. L. Graves to Lancelot Johnston
June 10, 1825

Lancelot Johston of Morgan County, Georgia, son of a friend and physician of George Washington, buys "a negro man named Tilman" from M. L. Graves for five hundred and fifty dollars on June 10, 1825.

Location: I-NelsonR-1956-1

Subject: Business and Industry

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Legal Document, Audit of the Account between the United States and Andrew Laub
November 14, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney signs this document, which is the audit of an account between the United States and Andrew M. Laub, the late Superintendent of the South East Executive Building. Other individuals who are involved in...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-33

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

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird
June 29, 1886

This receipt, signed by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird, documents the Institution's acceptance of "The Mineral Resources of the Hudson's Bay Territories" and "The Forests of Canada" from Dr. Robert Bell, Assistant...

Location: I-Friends-1987-6

Subject: Education

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1880-1899

Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird
June 29, 1886

This receipt, signed by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird, documents the Institution's acceptance of "'The 'Medicine Man'; or, Indian and Eskimo National of Medicine" from Dr. Robert Bell, Assistant Director of the...

Location: I-Friends-1987-6

Subject: Education

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1880-1899

Project Grant for Black Arts Festival
1980

The Congress of African Students (CAS) requests grant funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to support their 11th Annual Black Arts Festival. The CAS argues that the festival is their "means of culturally expressing [themselves] to the...

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