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Unknown An IOU note to Thomas Weeks for $880.39.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06728.117 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York Type: Autograph note signed Date: 6 May 1837 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.1 x 11.8 cm.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: DebtFinance

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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