Transcripts of Bills of exchange among the Porteous Papers in the Howland collection

Originals are held by the  Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Copies of the manuscripts are available from the Society for a fee.

Promissory note October 1778 Reproduced with permission of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

John Campbell
No          Exch. £30 ------- Sterling,       New York, [?]th Oct 1778.
Thirty Days after Sight of this third per Exchange, (first and second unpaid)
pay Unto Captain Tho. Bomford 35th Regt. or Order,
Thirty Pounds -----------------------------Sterling,
Value received, and charge the same to Account, as advised
To Miss Soame at Mrs Soame's
[?Sommvis at] Street Packenam Square
London
Chas. Stevenson
Lieut. 35th Regt

Promissory note 26 December 1781 Reproduced with permission of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

No        Exch. £200 ----------- Sterling,     New York, 26th Dec 178[?1]
Thirty Days after Sight of this fourth per Exchange, (first, second, and third unpaid)
pay John Porteous ---------------------------------- or Order,
Two hundred pounds ------------------------------- Sterling;
Value received, and charge the same to Account, as advised
To Messrs Gray & Ogilvie
Agents
London
Tho Bomford

Promissory note, 1 November 1782 Reproduced with permission of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

No    Exch. £.10 British Sterling,           New York, 1st November 1782
Thirty one Days after Sight of this first per Exchange, (second, third and forth unpaid)
pay to Mr John Porteous --------------------------------- or Order,
the sum of Ten Pounds British ---------------------------- Sterling;
Value received, and charge the same to Account, as advised by your humble servant
To Thomas Bomford Esquire late a
Captain of the 35th. Regt. of Infantry now
Residing at Rains Town near
Summerhill County Meath
Ireland
Mary Decoster

Mary Decoster's signature on promissory note Reproduced with permission of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society