This was snipped from the will of an ancestor of mine, written in Connecticut in 1754. I can read the genealogically relevant content (names of heirs, their relationships to the deceased, what they were given), but I'm curious about a couple of little bits I can't decipher -- specifically the descriptions of the money that some of the heirs were supposed to get. In this snippet, I read:
... I give to my grandson Isaac Parker and five pounds [unknown words] bills. I give to Grand Daughter Jane Parker my table and five pounds [unknown words] bills. My waring apparel I order to be equally divided amongst my daughters... I give unto my Grand Daughter Anne Herrington the sum of twenty pounds in at(?) [unknown word] bills....
I've seen wills that used terminology like "lawful currency of New England" or "lawful money" in this context, and I assume this is something similar, but I can't make out what it is. I'm curious. Can any of you handwriting detectives figure this out? Do any of you experienced New England genealogists recognize the words?
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