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Thursday, January 11, 2007

More 17th Century Commercial Records Involving Thomas Pell and Edmund Leach

As I have noted in the last two days' postings to the Historic Pelham Blog, between 1876 and 1909, the City of Boston prepared and published a 39-volume set of records relating to the early history of the City. In addition to the records quoted yesterday, there are additional records that seem to reflect Thomas Pell's commercial activities as a young man. Another series of such records is transcribed immediately below. A full citation to the source appears immediately after the excerpts, taken from Volume 32 of the records.

Please note that a number of the records seem to relate to Edmund Leach of New Haven. They are quoted because Leach seems to have had some business relationship with Thomas Pell, also of New Haven.


[Page 222.] . . .

6 (8) 1649 Joshua Hues granted a tre Attr generall for all debts from all psons in Virginia unto David Selleck w th power of substitution.

6 (8) 1649 John Manning of Bost. merch t constituted James Neale of ffayall merch t his true & lawfull Attr: granting him full power &c: to ask &c: all & singular debts bills bonds & Accounts due unto him from any pson or psons whatsoever in Virginia. & in speciall of Tho: Bushrode Mercht. & of the receipt to give acquittance &c: also to compound &c: & to appeare in any Court &c: with power to substitute one Attr &c: ratifying &c:

6 (8) 1649 I attested a bond of Mr Selleck of 500 ii to Edmund Leach & Thomas Pell."

Source: A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston Containing the Aspinwall Notarial Records from 1644 to 1651, Vol. 32, pp. 5, 245(Boston, MA: Municipal Printing Office 1903).

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