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Although this sale of land was drawn up in 1712/13, it was not recorded by the courts until May 23, 1720. The document transfers one-half of two islands in the Connecticut River, near the mouth of the Deerfield, from Reverend Williams (1664-1729) and his wife Abigail (Bissel) Williams (c.1673-1754) to John Sheldon (1658-c.1733). It is signed by John Williams with his seal. Abigail, however, apparently cannot sign her name and instead makes her mark, an "a".


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Land transfer, John Williams to John Sheldon

creator   Reverend John Williams (1664-1729)
date   Mar 24, 1712
location   Connecticut River
height   12.0"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Deed
accession #   #L99.078

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