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In this promissory note, Hezekiah Newcomb agrees to pay his debt to the estate of Remembrance Sheldon in grain, neet cattle or silver money. In the years following the American Revolution, hard currency was scarce and many debts were paid with goods instead. Grain and neet cattle were the most common forms of payment.


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Promissory Note of Hezekiah Newcomb

creator   Hezekiah Newcomb (1747-1821)
date   Feb 9, 1790
location   Bernardston, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   7.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
accession #   #L04.040

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