Maine Islands Bill of Sale for Hog Island, Little Hog Island, Pond Island, Little Sprucehead Island... Maine Islands Bill of Sale for Hog Island, Little Hog Island, Pond Island, Little Sprucehead Island... Maine Islands Bill of Sale for Hog Island, Little Hog Island, Pond Island, Little Sprucehead Island...

Maine Islands Bill of Sale for Hog Island, Little Hog Island, Pond Island, Little Sprucehead Island, Beach Island, Horse Head I

Publication Date: 1787
Condition: Fair No Binding
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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This is a four page folded document, with each page measuring about 12-1/2 inches by 7-3/4 inches. It records the sale of islands in Penobscot Harbor from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Cotton Tufts on Feb. 24, 1787. It has been folded an additional 6 ways, with the lower half of the document almost fully detached. The main text is still on a complete sheet, with one of the 3 lower signatures, the other 2 signatures being on the detaching section. A blank section on another page has detached. The text reads: "Boston February 24th 1787 / It is hereby certified to all to whom it may concern that the subscribers / a Committee for the sale of eastern lands have by their deed dated the Seventh / instant in behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts sold to the honora / :ble Cotton Tufts esq the following islands lying south of Cape Rosa, near / the mouth of Penobscot River - viz Hog Island containing about Forty / Seven acres - Pond Island containing about thirty two acres - Western / Island containing about Sixteen acres - Little Hog Island containing about / Twenty seven acres - Little spruce head Island containing about forty acres, and / Beach Island containing about sixty four acres, together with a Small Island / called Horse head Island, and two other small Islands one laying between Hog / Island & Beach Island, the other near to almost adjoining Pond Island - / Saml Phillips junr / Nath Wells / Rufus Putnam". The back page has the inscription on one small fold: "The Committee / Certificate of the / Sale of Islands / To Hon-bl Cotton Tufts Esq". The paper is still supple and has a few small stains. There is some small loss of paper in the folds, with the only loss of text being the "lip" in Saml Phillips name. Bookseller Inventory # 000004

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Title: Maine Islands Bill of Sale for Hog Island, ...

Publication Date: 1787

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Fair

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