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Copeland, Moses (fl. 1786-1807) [Inventory]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10405 Author/Creator: Copeland, Moses (fl. 1786-1807) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Manuscript document Date: 17 June 1807 Pagination: 10 p. ; 36. 5 x 15.4 cm.

Summary of Content: List of the real estate and personal effects of the late Henry Knox. Items include land plots, their acreage, to whom mortgaged (Artemas Ward, for one), and everything on them. Household effects, listed in detail room-by-room, include furniture (looking glasses, beds, piano, billiard table, "12 painted flag bottom'd chairs," etc.), utensils and tools, books (more than 1500 volumes), maps and charts, various miscellaneous items (guns, a telescope, a microscope, two magic lanterns, and two "patent copying presses"), livestock and vehicles. There are also approximately two dozen individuals listed who owe various sums to Knox. Signatures at close of Moses Copeland, Joshua Head and Thomas Vose appear to be in another hand.

People: Copeland, Moses, fl. 1786-1807
Head, Joshua, fl. 1746-1807
Vose, Thomas, 1753-1810
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: EstateLand TransactionMortgageHome FurnishingsMusicSports and GamesLibraryWeaponryScience and TechnologyAgriculture and Animal HusbandryTransportationDebtFinance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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