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Petrie, Conrad Sale of land and its improvements on the Manor to Johathan Holcomb

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03592 Author/Creator: Petrie, Conrad Place Written: [Manor of Livingston, New York] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1785/11/09 Pagination: 2p. + docket 33.1 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Jonathan Holcomb also signed the agreement.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionLandlord and TenantContract

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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