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Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) [Deed between Henry Knox, Benjamin Lincoln, Henry Jackson, and John Gore]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10331 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Printed document signed Date: 26 December 1798 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 42.7 x 22.7 cm.

Partially printed. Land sale of three thousand acres to John Gore. Cosigned by Jackson and Lincoln, whose signatures are struck. Countersigned by witnesses Samuel Cooper, Justice of the Peace, and John Norton. Again signed by Cooper 19 December in Boston. Verso signed by Eli Forbes, confirming that the deed was registered in Hancock County 10 January 1799. Docket notes "Lincoln & Jackson to John Gore... mortgage cancelled."

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