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The subscriber hereby certifies, that he has for the three last
seasons, wr used a Plough invented by Colo John Wilson
of Deerfield. and has no hesitancy in saying that
he considers it vastly superior to any Plough he has ever
used in a course of nearly fifty Years.
Deerfield, Oct 19th1833
Solomon Williams

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Solomon Williams (1764-1836) farmed for many years on the land he inherited from his father, Dr. Thomas Williams, in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Williams was active in town affairs and served as a selectman. As a prominent man in town, his testimony in an affidavit as to the quality of John Wilson's plough carried weight. John Wilson (1782-1869) was a devoted agriculturist, an inventor and manufacturer of agricultural implements as well as a book publisher. His plough is the subject of this affidavit. Solomon Williams acknowledges he has used the plough for the last three seasons and finds it superior to any he has used in nearly 50 years of farming.


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Affidavit for Wilson's plough

creator   Solomon Williams (1764-1836)
date   Oct 19, 1833
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   7.75"
height   3.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Bond
accession #   #L04.002

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