Dorr & Allen Auctioneers & Commission Merchants, corner of Milk & Congress Sts.
Boston: May 28, 1830. Receipt for goods, signed "Dorr & Allen," narrow 8vo (approx. 7¾" x 4¼"), printed letterhead, items listed in ink. Dorr & Allen are Sullivan Dorr (1778-1858) and his uncle Crawford Allen, wealthy merchants, auctioneers, and entrepreneurs who lived in Providence, had an office in Boston, and owned the Bernon Mill Village in Woonsocket. Sullivan Dorr was the father of Thomas Dorr of the Dorr Rebellion, and a defender of the Arsenal on the Charterite side. He was a descendant of Ebenezer Dorr, shipping merchant of Boston. The receipt is for purchases made by a "Mr. Alcutt" - possibly Mark Allcutt of Billerica in 1830. Bought were "2 Grecian Tables, 12 Ma[hogan]y Chairs, 4 Decanters, 1 Celleries (?), 1 doz Tumblers" for a total of $94. Item #57042