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In the days before typewriters, agreements like this land purchase were written by hand by the town record keepers and signed by buyers and sellers with witnesses watching. On January 12, 1838, Seth Sheldon (1787-1860) of Deerfield, Massachusetts promised to pay one thousand dollars for certain lands and buildings owned by his neighbors, father and son Zur (1760-1844) and Alvah (1801-1843) Hawks.

 

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Land sale between Seth Sheldon & Alvah and Zur Hawks

creator   Zur Hawks (1760-1844)
creator   Alvah Hawks (1801-1843)
creator   Seth Sheldon (1787-1860)
date   Jan 12, 1838
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   5.5"
width   7.75"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Bond
accession #   #L99.150


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Fence Agreement between Seth Sheldon & John Williams

Man's vest

Deed to Zur Hawks


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