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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