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William High Receipt Book

Identifier: MS-167

Scope and Contents

1 v. (70 p.) ; 10 x 17 cm.


  • 1813-1823


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Biographical or Historical Information

William High was born Jan. 14, 1786.  He was County Commissioner of Berks County, Pa., from 1816 to 1819, a member of the Pennsylvania state legislature in 1832, one of five delegates from Berks County to the constitutional convention of 1837, and an associate judge of Berks County from 1846 to 1851.  He was best known as a member of the Pennsylvania Militia, holding the office of brigadier-general by election for fifteen years.  In 1816, he was elected captain of the Reading Cavalry, having become a member in 1809.  He died Mar. 29, 1851.

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Receipt book includes handwritten agreements to teach school in Berks County and to serve as executor of estate for the children of deceased relatives.

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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

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McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
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