FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PAY ORDER. Manuscript document, one page, oblong octavo, August 16, 1757, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. A pay voucher itemizing services rendered by one John Sherman, Jr. Below the accounting it reads:” To ye general Treasure of ye Colony of Rhode Island Please to Pay ye Contents of ye above account to John Sherman Jur., January 13, 1758. Francis Brayton First Deputy'. Of considerable interest is that two of the items are being charged in 'dollers'.
1-4. Gold Coins – of George Washington’s Sister. Manuscript “Inventory of Money & bonds found in the trunk of Mrs. Betty Lewis deceased Mar. 31, 1797” probably Fredericksburg, Va., 4 x 6-1/2, 1-1/4 pp., signed twice each by Lawrence Lewis and Robert Lewis – the sister and nephews, respectively, of George Washington. Listing “17 half joes, 1 Guinea, 1 Eagle & 10 half eagles, 10 Dollars & 3/4-1/2. Geo. Weedon’s bond £216:0:0, Lovell & Urquhart d(itt)o £240:0:0, Jno...