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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Advertisement Offering Lots on City Island Belonging to Peter Harrison for Sale in 1775

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In 1775, an advertisement appeared in a New York City newspaper offering lots on "New-City Island" for sale. The lots belonged to the "estate of Peter Harrison, insolvent debtor". The text of the advertisement appears below, followed by a citation to its source.

"To be SOLD at public Vendue,
At the Merchants Coffee-House, in the city of New-York, on Saturday the first day of April next,

THE one fourth undivided part and share of a lot of land in Hardenburgh, or the Great Patent, lying in the counties of Ulster and Albany, being the southerly half of lot No. 60, lying in lot No. 36, of the general division, bounded on the east and west by Poughpacton and Delaware River. This land is known to be good and advantageously situated. Also one lot on Minifer's Island (commonly called the New-City Island) in the Sound, opposite the Manner of Pelham, in Westchester couty [sic], being 100 feet in length, and 25 feet in breadth, lying in lot No. 24, in the eighty-sixth square on said Island. Also the one full half of the third part of the fourth part of the thirty-eighth part of Minifer's-Island, as above-mentioned.

These lands are part of the estate of Peter Harrison, insolvent debtor, and must be sold peremptorily, to the highest bidder, for cash. For further particulars apply to


Source: To Be Sold at Public Vendue, The New-York Gazette; And The Weekly Mercury, Feb. 27, 1775, Issue 1220, p. 3, col. 3.

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