• [Revolutionary War] Surgeon Sends Bill To Deacon For Granddaughter's Medicine

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    JONATHAN ARNOLD (December 3, 1741 – February 1, 1793) was an American physician, a statesman from New England and served as a surgeon in the Continental Army, directing the army hospital in Providence, RI. Arnold represented Rhode Island as a delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1782 and 1783. He later served as a judge.


    While living in Rhode Island, Arnold’s family had been given a female slave, Ruth Farrow.  Arnold was a staunch abolitionist and freed the slave who worked for the family until her death.


    Offering a one-page Autograph Document Signed, 3 ½ x 7 ½, October 11th, 1773, listing the amounts owned by Deacon Cornelius Easten for “Medicines & C for your grand-daughter from April 4th to May 22nd, 1772, as per book...Errors Excepted.”


    Light toning.  Beautiful writing and signed with a fine flourish. Overall excellent condition.


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