MANUSCRIPT MAP OF STANDING STONE FUTURE LAND OF FRENCH AZILUM The surveyors (not signed) have plotted a parallelogram of properties with names and some numbers with many dated 1794. On the reverse "Draught of Judge Hollenbacks land (opposite with line through) above Standing Stone." 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" on unmarked paper. Some folds minor tears and stains. Pen and ink with some colored lines and due North. Most of the land was 400 acres each purchased from J. Hart, Agnus Hart and Matthew Hart other purchases around this area include Waterman Baldwin, Barnaby M Shane and Mary Bracken. From the story of some french refugees and their "Azilum" 1793-1800. by Louise Wells Murray, Athens, PA 1917. Second Edition pages 17-19. Boulogne and Hoops traveled to regions around Harrisburg in the summer of 1793. At that settlement, they reached the Susquehanna River and boated to Wilkes-Barre. Boulogne and Hoops arrived in Wilkes-Barre on August 27, 1793, and met with Judge Matthias Hollenback, a businessman who opened trading posts along the river. One prominent post was Tioga Point, about twenty-five miles above Wilkes-Barre. The judge played a prominent role in shipping supplies to Asylum as it was being built and once it was settled. Boulogne and Hoops presented letters from Mr. Morris to Judge Hollenback to explain their business endeavor: Should Mr. Boulogne find it necessary to purchase provisions or other articles in your neighborhood for the use of himself and his company, I beg you will assist him therein, or should you supply him yourself and take his draft on this place, you may rely that they will be paid, and I will hold myself accountable. Any service it may be in your power to render this gentleman, or his companions, I shall be thankful for, and remain â€ â€ Sir Your Ob't Servant, â€ â€ ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂROBERT MORRIS 7 "Judge Laporte said the original surveyor was a Frenchman whose name was De Graff" It is interesting to note that the geometric design is similiar to the overall plan of the gardens of Versailles. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: MAP OF STANDING STONE FUTURE LAND OF FRENCH ...
Publication Date: 1794
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