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Context of Handwritten documents, one being a receipt | A. H. Reed has included these documents in his Album to show how difficult it is to read, in the first instance, a document in official or legal penmanship, written in the early part of the eighteenth century, contrasted with "the common hand" of a receipt for the same period. The first document is co-signed by Sir Robert Eyre (1666-1735, English lawyer, Solicitor-General, judge and ultimately Chief Justice of the Common Pleas) Sir Littleton Powys (1647-1732) also a judge, and "Parker" (Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield), who lived 1666-1732. Joseph Paice, mentioned in the second (1718) receipt document, was an attorney
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