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Speakman, Hannah (fl. 1749) [Contract]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08948 Author/Creator: Speakman, Hannah (fl. 1749) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1 July 1749 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33.2 x 21.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Partially printed document with subsequent information written in by hand. Contract for Hannah Speakman and her family to settle on land from Thomas Flucker. Signed by Hannah Speakman's family as well as Daniel Henckman as a witness.

People: Speakman, Hannah, fl. 1749
Henckman, Daniel, fl. 1743-1749
Flucker, Thomas, 1719-1783

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryImmigration and MigrationLand TransactionContractWaldo Patent

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