For Value Recvd I do Promise to pay to the Heirs of the
Estate of Mr Remembrance Sheldon lately decesed the
Sum of Three pounds three Shillins and Six pence
to be paid grain or neet Cattle at Silver money price
on or before the first of Decmbr next with lawful
Interest Till paid as Witness my hand
Bernardston Feby 9 - 1790
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In this promissory note, Hezekiah Newcomb agrees to pay his debt to the estate of Remembrance Sheldon in grain, neet cattle or silver money. In the years following the American Revolution, hard currency was scarce and many debts were paid with goods instead. Grain and neet cattle were the most common forms of payment.