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Logan, Benjamin (1743-1802) [Indenture for sale of land in Virginia]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02475.08 Author/Creator: Logan, Benjamin (1743-1802) Place Written: Lincoln County, Kentucky Type: Document signed Date: 23 March 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed on verso by Tuck Welles [Greencolt?] who states "This Indenture was acknowledged by the said Benjamin Logan to be his Act & declared ordered to be Recorded." Logan, a pioneer, sells a parcel of land to Isaac Shelby, John Logan, William Montgomery, and Hugh Logan, Lincoln County justices of the peace. Indicates the parcel size as 26 acres. Mentions various markers, such as sugar trees and creeks, indicative of boundary lines. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Joseph Russell and John Bailey.

Background Information: Shelby served as the Governor of Kentucky 1792-1796 and 1812-1816. John Logan was a Kentucky state senator and the state's first treasurer.

People: Logan, Benjamin, 1743-1802
Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826
Logan, John, d. 1807
Logan, Hugh, 1745-1816
Montgomery, William, fl. 1778-1786
Bailey, John, 1748-1816
Russell, Joseph, fl. 1786

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionContractFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionGeography and Natural HistoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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