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Fales, David (fl. 1770-1801) [Permit to occupy land]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04162 Author/Creator: Fales, David (fl. 1770-1801) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1 April 1789 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19 x 15.6 cm.

Summary of Content: David Fales, under authority of Henry Knox, Samuel Winslow, and Isaac Winslow, gives permission to William Burton "to occupy and improve a Lot of Land of fifty acres" (likely on the Waldo patent lands). Burton has agreed to pay Knox, Winslow and Winslow six shillings per acre, and they have provided him with a "Warrantee Deed."

Background Information: It is unclear whether the Isaac Winslow referred to in this document is Isaac Winslow (1763-1806), brother of Samuel, or Isaac Winslow (1743-ca. 1792/3), their cousin. Both were apparently involved in ...the struggles over the Waldo patent lands.See More

People: Fales, David, fl. 1770-1801
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Winslow, Samuel, fl. 1781-1806
Winslow, Isaac, fl. 1789
Burton, William, fl. 1789-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionWaldo PatentRevolutionary War GeneralContractFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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