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City of Burlington Warranty Deed

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08284.009 Author/Creator: City of Burlington Place Written: Burlington,VT Type: Autograph document signed Date: 9 December 1865 Pagination: 3 p. ; 24 x 37 cm.

Summary of Content: Land agreement between Joseph Wait and the state of New Jersey.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: ContractLand Transaction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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