Bill from Ezekiel Hersey to the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1763 February 3

To cite this material, use the information provided in the "Cite" tab in the top menu of the viewer with the digitized image. Please also add Colonial North America at Harvard Library to each citation.
Launch viewer
To cite this material, use the information provided in the "Cite" tab in the top menu of the viewer with the digitized image. Please also add Colonial North America at Harvard Library to each citation.

Content Notes

Itemized bill rendered to the Province of Massachusetts Bay by Dr. Ezekiel Hersey (1709-1770) on 3 February 1763 for the medical treatment of soldiers, in Hingham, Massachusetts, and surrounding towns, from November to December 1762. Hersey lists the soldiers' names, regiment, commanding officer, and the distance he traveled to visit the patients. The bill amounted to seven pounds, three shillings, and eight pence.

Biographical Notes

Ezekiel Hersey (1709-1770), A.B., 1728, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a physician in Hingham, Massachusetts, whose gift of one thousand pounds to support a professorship of Anatomy and Physick led to the creation of Harvard Medical School in 1782. The Hersey Professorship of the Theory and Practice of Physic was established at Harvard in 1783 and endowed in 1791 by the wills of Ezekiel Hersey, Sarah Derby (1714-1790), his widow, and Abner Hersey, his younger brother (1722-1787).