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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

1805 Real Estate Advertisement Offering Prevost Estate in Pelham for Sale

A small advertisement appeared in the April 24, 1805 issue of the Morning Chronicle published in New York City offering the Prevost estate for sale in Pelham. The pertinent excerpt of the advertisment appears immediately below.

"BY A. & R. S. BARTOW, . . .

At private Sale, . . .

A valuable and pleasantly situated piece of land in the town of Pelham, in Westchester county, about 17 miles from this city, containing 47 1.2 acres, bounded on East Chester Creek, lies opposite a public landing from whence market and passage boats go to N York weekly, and within half mile of the turnpike road, the greater part of it is in good stone fence, a large portion of fresh and salt meadow, an excellent and fruitful apple orchard, and an elegant building spot, commanding a view of the Sound and the adjacent towns. The creek abounds with oysters, clams, fish and fowls, and is a very agreeable situation for a gentleman's country seat. For further particulars, apply to Frederick Prevost, near the premises, or at the auction room."

Source: By A. & R.S. Bartow, Morning Chroicle [New York, NY], Apr. 24, 1805, Issue 787, p. 3, col. 5.

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