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Schnaudiel, John Willhem (fl. 1769) [Complaint from settlers at Broad Bay]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09057 Author/Creator: Schnaudiel, John Willhem (fl. 1769) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 22 February 1769-11 March 1769 Pagination: 3 p. ; 31.3 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Schnaudiel as well as over twenty others. The authors, all German by birth, allege that in 1753, they were approached in Germany by Samuel Waldo, Jr. and offered settlement at Broad Bay in New England. The authors sold their homes in Germany and traveled to Broad Bay, where Waldo reneged on his promises, giving them less land, and land in poorer locations. Note on page 3 indicates that some of the signatories presented the petition to John Hill, Justice of the Peace, who signed it as a witness.

People: Hill, John, fl. 1769
Waldo, Samuel, ca. 1723-1770

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Immigration and MigrationBoundary or Property DisputePetitionWaldo PatentLand Transaction

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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