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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

1755 Advertisement Announcing Sale at "Publick Vendue" of Pelham Lands Along Boston Post Road

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On July 21, 1755, a brief advertisement appeared in The New-York Mercury announcing an upcoming public sale of lands "in the tenure and occupation of Daniel Angovan in the manor of Pelham". According to the advertisement, the lands adjoined Boston Post Road. The advertisement, in its entirety, appears below. A citation to its source follows the text of the advertisement.

"To be sold at publick vendue, on friday, the first day of August next, the plantation now in the tenure and occupation of Daniel Angovan, in the manor of Pelham, adjoining the post road, between East-chester and New-Rochell, and to lands belonging to Benjamin Brown, and to Jane and Susannah Contayn, containing about 25 acres, of which six acres are wood-land, and has on it a good dwelling house, garden, and a large orchard, of a great variety of fruit trees, and a great part of it in good fence: Its very commodious for a country seat, a shop-keeper or tradesman. For title and conditions of sale, enquire of Mary Bayona, at New Rochelle, or John Beekman at New-York."

Source: To Be Sold at Publick Vendue, The New-York Mercury, Jul. 21, 1755, Issue 154, p. 1, col. 3.

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