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MS 99.  Literal transcription – misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification.  Please note that in some instances, the letter “s” may have been replaced with the letter “f,” as was the custom at that time – TG.

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Agreement with Michael Trappell


Articles of Agreement Made and concluded on the first Day of January in the year of our Lord one thoufand seven hundred and eighty one by and Between Stacy Potts of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon and State of New Jerfey of the one Part and Michael Trappell of the same place of the other Part Witnefseth that the said Michael Trappell is to have the ufe of two Stocking Fraims which was purchafed of Abraham Clark Esq’r for fifty Pounds in Gold and Silver Money to be paid by the said Stacy Potts And the said Michael Trappell is to keep the said Fraims in good Repair at his own proper expence and Weave for the said Stacy Potts Thirty pair of good Stockins of Said Potts’s Thread Worfted or Cotton yearly & every Year ^for the ufe of said Fraims untill he the said Michael Trappell shall either repay unto the said Stacy Potts his Heirs or Afsigns the aforefaid sum of fifty Pounds in like Gold & Silver Money or return the said Fraims in good Order and Repair In Witnefs whereof they the Parties aforefaid have to thefe prefents Interchangably set their Hands & Seals the Day above Written-

                                                            Signed: Michael Trappel Seal

Sealed & Delivered}

IN the Prefence of}

Signed: Edw’d Thomas

            Nicholas Loyd

In pencil:

Trenton, NJ

1s Jany 1781


Rec’d Jan’y 6th 1788 of Michael Trappell the weaving of thirty pair of Stockings on the within agreement-            Signed: Stacy Potts

Rec’d July 28th 1788 since the above weaving of fifty seven pair of Stockins on the above Agreement-                  Signed: Stacy Potts

Jan’y 1st 1789 yet due on the within agreement the weaving of one hundred and fifty three pair of Stockins

1790 Aug’t 21 Rec’d eighteen dollars in lieu of the weaving 30/ pr of Stockins on the within agreement            Signed: Stacy Potts


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