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Wills, Elias : Public Claim

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Auditors Office April 14 1781 Sir Pay to Elias Wills the sum of twenty seven Pounds eleven shillings and four pence for a negro fellow Executed in Novem'r. 1780 and valued to specie at that [period?] as per order of Amelia Court. Valued to £50 0 0 pounds paper money Mr. Treasurer

[Lower right hand corner of page torn off and signature is missing] [I am beginning to wonder whether Mr. Treasurer is actually "W" Treasurer or something similar. Compare the "W" in Wills with the letter that we have been reading as "M"]