Author:Scollay, John; Austin, Samuel; Fellows, Gustavus; Dorr, Harbottle; Greenough, Thomas; Williams, Jonathan; Preston, John

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AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT DATED JULY 1777: A PETITION SIGNED by the daughter of a widowed female proprietor of a shop on Fore Street in Boston, applying for a Liquor License. APPROVED AND SIGNED BY THE SELECTMEN.

By: Scollay, John; Austin, Samuel; Fellows, Gustavus; Dorr, Harbottle; Greenough, Thomas; Williams, Jonathan; Preston, John.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Boston, July, 1777.: 1777.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34560

Condition: Fair


- A 4-page autograph document penned in an unknown clerk's hand on two 9-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheets of buff paper which were once likely attached. The document consists of a 180 word petition by Susannah Carme [?], penned on two sides of the first sheet, applying for a liquor license so that she may support herself and her seventy year old mother: "Times being very difficult she is obliged to exert herself to the utmost & accordingly has opened a shop in Fore Street for the vending of small necessary articles, she apprehends it would be greatly beneficial to her to retail Rum ... View more info