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JOHN BAYARD. Manuscript DS: "John Bayard Speaker", 1p, 7¾x4¼, affixed to 8x4½ sheet. Philadelphia, 1778 December 5. To David Rittenhouse, Esq., State Treasurer. In full: "Pay to William Hurry (sic) the sum of Ten Pounds - being for paper & his attendance Twelve Days on the Committee of Accounts last Sept." Receipt acknowledged "William Hurrie" at lower right. John Bayard (1738-1807), a prominent Philadelphia merchant, served in the state's General Assembly (1776-1779, 1784), serving several terms as Speaker. He also served in the Continental Congress from 1785-1786 and was Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1790. Fragile. Upper ¼-inch has separated and been neatly reattached with transparent tape. Toned. Folds, vertical fold touches the "B" in Bayard. Shaded left vertical fold.

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Born: Circa 1738
Died: Circa 1807

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