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Receipt, 1809. This 1809 AMERICAN MANUFACTURE document served as an order
from Tench Coxe, in his position as Purveyor of Public Supplies, for Sea Island
cotton for the military. It is also a signed receipt for payment to Robert
Whittle, and a signed receipt (”Geo Ingalls”?) as the goods were put into inventory at the U.S. Arsenal. The
latter signed receipts are marked as duplicates, there apparently being a desire
to have the entire transaction recorded on this one piece of paper.