Apothecary bill from William Scollay to John Hancock, 1783 January 20

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About this Item

Creator
Scollay, William , 1756-1809
Type
Invoices.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1 manuscript.
Date
1783
Repository
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990146082420203941

Content Notes

Receipted bill in the amount of eighteen pounds, fifteen shillings rendered in 1783 to Massachusetts Governor John Hancock (1736-1793) for medicines provided to Hancock's family by Boston apothecary William Scollay (1756-1809) from June 1779 to January 1783.

Biographical Notes

William Scollay (1756-1809) was an apothecary and real estate developer in Boston, after whom Scollay Square (Government Center) was named. Scollay also was a colonel in the Massachusetts militia during the American Revolutionary War.