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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

1807 Advertisement for Sale of Property of Rem Rapelje in Pelham

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While reviewing late 18th and early 19th century issues of the Commercial Advertiser published in New York City, I ran across an early classified advertisement published in 1807 offering to lease the home and property of Rem Rapelje of Pelham after his death. The advertisement appears in its entirety below.


AT PELHAM, West-Chester County, 19 miles from New-York, by the Boston post road, the COUNTRY PLACE late the residence of Rem Rapelje, deceased, being a commodious dwelling house, carriage-house and stables, and a large garden, filled with vegetables and fruit. The place has many advantages -- scale and shell-fish in plenty. Whatever quantity of fire-wood and pasture is wanted, will be let with it. Possession given immediately. Apply on the premises, to GEORGE RAPELJE, or at the Office of C. D. Colden, Esq. Wall-street.

As there is to be a Public Auction on Thursday the 25th July, on the premises, for the sale of the furniture, farming utensils, cattles, &c. any person applying before that time to rent the place, may suit themselves with such articls as are wanting.

july 17 C&Splw"

Source: To Let, Commercial Advertiser [New York], Jul. 17, 1805, p. 3.

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At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy your blogs!
The link to your historic Pelham website needs to be updated. http://www.townofpelham.com/history.htm ?


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