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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

1752 Advertisement for Sale of Home on Boston Post Road in the Manor of Pelham

An interesting little advertisement offering for sale a home on Boston Post Road in the Manor of Pelham appeared in the May 11, 1752 issue of The New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy. The advertisement is transcribed below, followed by a citation to its source.

"To be Sold, a very good House with three fire-places in it, with a very good Lot of Ground belonging to said House, containing 25 Acres of good land, 4 Acres of good Orchard, 6 Acres of Wood-land, and 3 Acres of Meadow, the rest in two clear Fields, lying in the Manor of Pelham, fronting Boston Road, within 25 Miles of New-York, and about Half a Mile of a Landing for Boats; it is very convenient for either Shopkeeper or Tradesman : Whoever inclines to purchase the same, may apply to John Jobbien, living opposite to the Widow Rutgers's Brew-House in New-York, or to Abraham Guion, Black-Smith, in New-Rochell, where they may have an indisputable Title for the same."

Source: To Be Sold, The New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy, May 11, 1752, Issue 486, p. 3, col. 2.

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