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[83] following, probably an account of disbursements by the mother, viz.:—

Betty Phips for a paire of Briches and Stockins£110s0d
do for altering seaverall things£012s0d
Mrs. Austin for altering a Gound for Abiagail£05s0d
Doct. Greaves when Sollomon Phils Was Sick£116s0d
Esqr Danford when took Gardenship15s

The judge divides the residue, reduced to pence, into six parts, thus: crossing each digit in the dividend as he divides, which mark we omit:—

(111( 22

This is readily explainable, though it has an intricate appearance. We leave it for the solution of the reader, as the exercise will contribute to his enjoyment. Such system of ciphering has long since passed out of use and into oblivion.

The guardian's account reads:—

The Acct of What I have paid for the Childeren of Samll Phipps Lait of Charlestown Desead

To paid to

Mr Storer of Boston for Cloathing£318s2d
Capt Johnson for triming, part for Joseph, part for Samll£15s9d
Mr Josepg Sweatsur for maiking cloaths and finding£24s4d
Mr Rand for three hats and deying Stockings 7-6 and pr Gloves 2£017s6d
Mr. Skotto for maiking cloaths and finding£512s9

Of Samuel Phipps' children, Joseph became a baker, married Elizabeth Webb, dwelt in Charlestown, and died there in 1795. He was a surety on his mother's bond as administratrix.

Elijah married in 1750, and died in 1752 of smallpox. By

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