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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1786 Advertisement Offering for Sale the 300-Acre Farm of James Pell in the Manor of Pelham

Periodically I post to the Historic Pelham Blog 18th and 19th century real estate advertisements offering land in the Manor of Pelham for sale. Below is the text of one such advertisement published by James Pell in 1786. The advertisement is followed by a citation to its source.


A Valuable FARM, situated on the manor of Pellham, containing upwards of three hundred acres of good and fertile land and meadow, of which are about 35 acres of good salt meadow; also 80 acres of full timbered land, and well watered by living springs; also two bearing orchards, containing 600 trees of the best grafted fruit, and other fruit trees of all kinds, too tedious to mention; also, a good dwelling-house, two good barns, cider-mill house and granery, and several other out-houses, too tedious to mention. -- Whoever inclines to purchase the said farm, may apply to JAMES PELL, now living on the premises, who will give an indisputable title for the above premises.


N.B. Part of the farm adjoins several good landings on East-Chester-Creek.

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Source: To Be Sold, The New-York Packet, Feb. 20, 1786, No. 569, p. 1, col. 1.

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