Ezekiel Price papers

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This collection consists of the papers of Ezekiel Price (1727-1802), an attorney and clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and Sessions in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The contents primary includes the records of the Society for Encouraging Trade and Commerce within the Province of Massachusetts Bay, which include petitions to England and letters related to trade regulations in the American colonies prior to the Revolution, the non-importation agreement, the Stamp Act, and regulations regarding fishing. Also included are the society's regulations and lists of members, subscriptions, plans, and other papers related to the employment of poor women and children at a linen manufactory; accounts of lumber and fish exported to the West Indies and other goods imported from England; Price's receipt book of insurance transactions, 1764-1774; and papers related to Boston town meetings and to deserters from a French squadron in Boston Harbor during the Revolution (1781). 

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