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Receipt for the Cate Family Church Pew, 1838

Date: 1838

Type: Document



This receipt is for a church pew, purchased by an ancestor of the Cate family, James Cate. Purchasing or renting pews was a mark of membership in a church community, and was often a matter of pride. Henry O. Upton married Elizabeth Cate in 1853, linking the two families and making this document the oldest in our Upton collection.