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Gilbert Hoyt, a carpenter of Deerfield, Massachusetts, set down on paper the details about planned buildings on the property of Consider Dickinson, a farmer. Mr. Hoyt agreed to have the work done "to the turn of the key" by June 1, 1816, or he would pay $20. He would build an addition to a barn, add a stable, and move a cow house - all for the sum of $162, which included all the materials. Consider Dickinson was a successful farmer, as were many homeowners in the town of Deerfield, and needed to expand his outbuildings on his property in the middle of town.


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Contract between Consider Dickinson and Gilbert Hoyt

creator   Gilbert Hoyt
date   Mar 7, 1816
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   7.25"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Bond
accession #   #L99.160

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