1734 Antique Fabric Textile Colonial Reciept Handwritten Walley Boston Ma Smith
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1734 Antique Fabric Textile Colonial Reciept Handwritten Walley Boston Ma Smith:
1734 antique FABRIC TEXTILE colonial RECIEPT handwritten WALLEY boston ma SMITH
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This listing is for the original rag content handwritten pen ink receipt signed by Mary Smith for Textiles received for Mr. Abiley Walley. Handkerchiefs, Cape, Broadcloth, etc. Measures approx 3.75"x6". Internet research shows:
"Abiel Walley , merchant, of Boston, son of John (1671) and Elizabeth (Alden) Walley, was born Aug. 30, 1686. His mother was a daughter of the second John Alden. Abiel Walley (1710) married, June 17, 1710, Margaret Corwin.
He was a constable of the town of Boston in 1715 and 1723. May.25, 1735, he contributed, "to be paid in goods," thirty pounds towards the erection of the new workhouse. He resided on Hanover Street in 1737. He was a selectman of Boston in 1746 and 1747, and was on several important committees, visiting schools, instructing representatives, etc. He was moderator of the town meeting, June 29, 1747, and became a member of the Old South Church, March 3, 1716, but " took dismission to the New North Church." May 22, 1741, he was chosen one of a committee to wait on his Excellency the Governor, "desiring that some measures may be taken to protect such coasters as may be bringing provisions, wood, etc., from being impressed on board of his Majesty's ships of way, laying in the harbor." May 15, 1750,he was chairman of a committee to prepare a memorial "to the Great and General Court, for the repeal of the law lately passed," laying a duty on tea, coffee, coaches, chaises, etc. The report of the committee was accepted, and it was voted that "an agent be also chose by the town to appear in their behalf at home to prevent said acts being confirmed by his Majesty." Christopher Kilby, Esq., of London, was chosen agent. Of the committee of five, who wrote the vivid portraiture of the distressed condition of Boston in 1752, as given in the Report of Record Commissioners (City Document No. 170, pp. 220-222), three were members of the Artillery Company, viz.: Abiel Walley (1710), Daniel Henchman (i7i2),and John Phillips (1725). The protests were the same as those in defence of which the colonies resorted to arms. The document is stamped with as great a spirit of firmness and determination as those written by the patriots of a quarter of a century later. In these public concerns, Mr. Walley (1710) took a great interest, and he bore a prominent and honorable part in opposing the heavy burdens levied by the British government.
He was appointed a justice of the peace and of the quorum for Suffolk County, Nov. 5, 1740, and was fourth sergeant of the Artillery Company in 1711. He died without issue, and his will was proved Aug. 31, 1759.
Excellent original early family and/or town genealogy, history, antique, collectible heirloom and/or ephemera.
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