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Cooper, Samuel (fl. 1791-1799) Legal document regarding dispute over land deeds

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10256 Author/Creator: Cooper, Samuel (fl. 1791-1799) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 3 November 1792 Pagination: 3 p. ; 39.5 x 23.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the decision made concerning a deed to a tract of land. Mr. De la Roche and Madame de Leval "went unto Henry Jackson ... and demanded of him title, to a tract of Land ... " which he refused to do so, saying "he has already assigned to Mr. De La Roche & Madame De Leval, a sufficient reason in his letter of the instant, for not Delivering the deeds in question, a survey of the Lands not having yet taken place, and the delay of the survey being occasioned by the parties contemplating a new contract touching the Lands in Question." Simmons ultimately sided with De la Roche and Leval. Seal affixed to left side. Watermarked "H S Sandy Run" and with a hunting horn inside a crest.

Background Information: Cooper was a public notary. Possibly the same Cooper as "Samuel Cooper (1757-1840)."

People: Cooper, Samuel, 1757-1840
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Duer, William, 1747-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: SurveyingContractBoundary or Property DisputeWaldo PatentWomen's HistoryFranceRefugees

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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