[ Awnsham Churchill and Edward Clarke of Chipley, John Locke's associates. ] Printed Exchequer receipt, completed in manuscript, and signed by the bookseller 'A. Churchill' and witnessed by radical MP 'E Clarke'.

Awnsham Churchill (1658-1728), bookseller at The Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, Whig member of parliament, publisher and friend of John Locke; Edward Clarke (1650-1710) of Chipley ]
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[ Her Majesty's Receipt of Exchequer, London. ] 28 June 1715.
SKU: 19063

1p., 8vo. On aged paper worn at head. Customary printed Exchequer receipt, completed in manuscript, headed (manuscript text in square brackets): 'Annuities, 3700l. per Week. | Record' [19 Janu. 1715]'. Calculations in right-hand margin and clerical sign on reverse. Recording the payment by Sir Richard Onslow of £100 to 'Awnsham Churchill Attorney for mr ffra: Bennett & for selfe'. The printed text states that the money was raised 'upon an Act of Parliament, (Entituled, An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty for carrying on the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions, by selling Annuities at several Rates, and for such respective Terms or Estates as are therein mentioned […] arising out of the Hereditary Rates and Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors'. Signed at foot 'P[er] A. Churchill. | Witness | E Clarke'. For more information on the two men, see their entries in the History of Parliament.