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Shute, Benjamin (fl. 1767-1801) [Land purchase guarantee]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05439 Author/Creator: Shute, Benjamin (fl. 1767-1801) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1 May 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 15.2 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Authorizes Robert Treat to occupy and improve a tract of land in the Town of Frankfort that he is purchasing from Henry Knox and Isaac and Samuel Winslow. Signed by Benjamin Shute, as agent to Treat, as well as by two witnesses. See GLC02437.05438 for a related document.

People: Shute, Benjamin, fl. 1767-1801
Winslow, Isaac, 1763-1806
Winslow, Samuel, fl. 1781-1806
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Treat, Robert, fl. 1792-1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Waldo PatentRevolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionFinanceContract

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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