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Autograph receipt signed for moneys advanced by W. Palfrey London, 1769

Jeffries, John

Published by London, 1769
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Jeffries, John (1744/45-1819). Autograph receipt signed, for moneys advanced by Mr. W. Palfrey. 1769. 153 x 156 mm. Left margin a little chipped, affecting 2 words (chipped portion present), small tear along fold, evidence of former mounting present along top margin, but on the whole very good. Receipt and list of expenses written and signed by Jeffries, who in 1784 became the first physician to make a balloon ascent, and in 1785 made the first aerial crossing of the English Channel. See G-M 2137.2. Jeffries, a wealthy American physician, was also the first to try gathering scientific data from a lighter-than-air vehicle. The receipt reads: "Mr W: Palfrey to J. Jeffries Dr. / To cash advanced in London. / 1768 / July 28, Messrs Dilby for shandy 0.17.6 / Aug. 9 Mr. Haylin for lutto de chaise 3.13.6 / 1769 / Jan. 19 Mr. Dealty for Belt & Swivels 0.8.0 / Sterling 4.19.0 / Rec'd in full John Jeffries." 27265. Bookseller Inventory # 27265

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Publisher: London

Publication Date: 1769

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