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Mercy Winegar
(18th Century)

 


Judgment against Daniel Abbott, 1771.
(Collection of Cornwall Historical Society)

 

 

In 1771, Mercy Vinegar (also spelled Winegar) successfully sued Daniel Abbott for reasons that are unknown. Possibly, Daniel owed her money and she sought to recover it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reverse side of Judgment against Daniel Abbott, 1771.
(Collection of Cornwall Historical Society)

 

 

Mercy was illiterate: on the reverse side of the document, she signed an X for her name.

 

 

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