1794 Partially Printed Deed from Nathan H. Whiting of Hartford Connecticut to David Emes of Sharon, New Hampshire for Lands in the Whiting Land Grant in Vermont Signed By Noah Webster Justice of the Peace
(Manuscript Deed)

Hartford Connecticut: 1794. Double-sided document, framed and glazed as such; with printed text filled in manuscript; detailing a sale of land from Nathan H. Whiting to David Emes; regarding "...one certain Lott of Land - Lying in the township of Whitingham County of Windham State of Vermont. being Number 8 in Whitings Grants so called."; the document witnessed on the 9th of July 1794, witnessed by Ruth Gay, Ruth Butter, Nathan H. Whiting and with the Justice of the Peace signature at bottom right of Noah Webster Sr., father of the famous American lexicographer; Noah Webster (1722-1813) served in the French and Indian War and a captain on the 'alarm list' for men over forty-five, in the American Revolution; with the original paper-covered wax seal present; back of document with the note of Jabez Foster the Town Clerk for Whitingham, recording the exchange in the town; Whitingham is perhaps most famously noted as the birthplace of Brigham Young, the Mormon prophet and founder of Salt Lake City, Utah; mounted in a double-sided gilt frame, old mattes and glass; visible surface 7 1/2" x 12 1/2"; frame makes it about 12 1/4" x 17 1/4"; some wear and chipping to decorative edge of framing, old fold lines to document, some with light splitting visible, no loss to text or sense of the document; some bleed-through of the ink from the front; an interesting 18th century American deed. Good (Item ID: 20716)


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