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    Handbill: "A Great Variety of English and India Goods." One page (with handwritten receipt for silk and buttons on verso), 4.5" x 8.25", October 21, 1761, Boston, advertising goods sold by merchant William Blair Townsend. Contains a centered woodcut of Townsend's three dove sign. Toned with some bleed-through from handwriting; near very good.

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    The front of the circular reads in full: "Imported from LONDON and BRISTOL, by Willm Blair Townsend, And to be SOLD by Wholesale and Retail, At his Shop at the Sign of the THREE DOVES, opposite Doctor Gibbin's in Marlborough-Street, BOSTON, Very Cheap for Cash or short Credit; A great Variety of English and Indian GOODS."

     

    The receipt on the verso was for "Honble Thos. Hubbard Esq." Below the receipt is handwritten, "Recd. the above in full for my Master Willm. Blair Townsend Esq./ c/o Saml. Clap".

     

    William Blair Townsend (1732-1778) graduated from Harvard in 1741 and became a well-known Boston merchant.



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