• 1744 Boston, MA, Colony Receipt Signed by Early Treasurer Foye, Nephew of Royal Governor

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    WILLIAM FOYE (1681-1759) served as treasurer and receiver-general of Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1736 until 1759.  He was the nephew of Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757), who served as the Royal Governor of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey.

     

    BENJAMIN MORSE of Amesbury, MA, was one of the richest men of the town by 1771. He owned four acres of land and one slave.  In 1757, during the French War, Amesbury was required to supply forty-three men to the militia forces and Morse joined the militia.

     

    Offering 2 x 7 ¾ receipt for Morse signed by Foye, Boston, March 6, 1755 for eighteen pounds, nineteen shillings.

     

    Toning, attached to another sheet.  A fine piece of early Colonial.

     

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