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This is a debit receipt indicating Ephraim Curtis' payment for the boarding of Levi Carter, who was "committed" by William Dunsmoor for desertion. Carter was boarded for 4 weeks and 3 days. Curtis is also paid for a "turning key."
The County of Worcester
To Ephraim Curtis Dr[debit]
To Boarding Levi Carter, Committed by Wm Dunsmoor Esq for Desertion. ~ from the 9th of Dec'r 1778 till the 11th January 1779 being 4 weeks + 5 days @ 30/ £7..2..0
Ephraim Curtis Under [?]
Worcester 19th March 1779
Worcester County, County of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, Ephraim Curtis, Levi Carter, William Dunsmoor, boarding, desertion, turning key, 1779
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Worcester County and Curtis, Ephraim, "Receipt for payment to Ephraim Curtis for his boarding of prisoner Levi Carter, Worcester, Massachusetts, March 19, 1779." (1779). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 301.
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