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Shute, Benjamin (fl. 1767-1801) [Memorandum of an agreement between Thomas Goldthwait and Benjamin Shute]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09047 Author/Creator: Shute, Benjamin (fl. 1767-1801) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 16 October 1767-24 December 1767 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 29.9 x 20.6 cm.

Documents the sale of a tract of land from Goldthwait to Shute. Marked "copy." Signed by Goldthwait and Shute, as well as several witnesses. Thomas Flucker and Francis Waldo also sign their acceptance to the agreement.

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