[Manuscript Receipt Signed] Payment Received from the Estate of Edward Hutchinson for Chocolate.
Boston: 1752. 1 sheet. 6.5 x 4 inches. Very good, folded, minor edge wear & soiling. Item #44666
December 6th, 1752. Signed by John Steel. "Received of ... Edward Hutchinson, as he is the executor to the deceased, twenty seven shillings & seven pence farthing lawful money - in full of the other side." Verso contains itemization which is for three batches of chocolate at 3 pounds 9 each
Edward Hutchinson (1678-1752), the son of Elisha Hutchinson, a judge. He served as Boston's representative to the Massachusetts General Court (1717-1718), judge of the court of common pleas for Suffolk County (1723-1731), chief justice of the Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas (1743-1752), probate judge for Suffolk County (1746-1752), and as an officer in the Massachusetts Militia (1717; 1729-1733). He died on March 16, 1752.
John Steel (-1863) was a Justice of the Peace in Boston from the Second Ward and may have been in command of the North Battery.