Historic Pelham

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Interesting Advertisement for Sale of Land on City Island in the Town of Pelham in 1800

Periodically I have published to the Historic Pelham Blog transcriptions of the text of unusual or interesting advertisements offering lands for sale in Pelham during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Today's posting transcribes the text of another such advertisement for land located on City Island offered for sale in 1800. The text of the advertisement and a citation to its source appear immediately below.


On City Island, West Chester County, and possession given the first of May next - Several rights of LAND, with two Dwelling Houses - One 35 feet in front, 31 feet deep, two stories high, four rooms on the lower floor, two on the upper floor, besides a kitchen and milk room. One, two rooms on the lower floor and a kitchen. Both houses have got good cellars, and the smallest a piazza in front. Part of the land is well cultivated and is fence [sic]; the remainder is well worth improvement. Besides the orchard of good bearing trees, there is on the land a considerable number of others, such as pear, peach and cherry trees, and excellent Well of water, and the prospect from either house is delightful, and convenient for a gentleman, farmer, merchant or inn keeper - there is 4 acres of land which produced a plentiful crop this last harvest, owen again with wheat and rye; the situation is so well shown and frequented, that any further description would be needless, only it may be recommended for a safe and agreeable retreat during the hot months. The terms will be made known by applying to Mr. Richard Berrien at his house in New York, corner of First and Eagle streets, or to that subscriber on the island by whom an indisputable title will be given.

feb 15 1W"

Source: For Sale, The Daily Advertiser, Vol. XVI, Issue 4689, Feb. 21, 1800, p. 4, col. 4.

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