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Thursday, November 29, 2007

John Bartow Offers His Pelham Farm for Sale in Advertisement Published in 1807

In 1807 John Bartow offered his Pelham farm for sale. It adjoined the lands of Herman Le Roy and looked out over Long Island Sound essentially in the area where today's Bartow-Pell Mansion stands. The text of the advertisement is transcribed below, followed by a citation to its source.

"At Private Sale,

A Farm of excellent Land, at Pellham, pleasantly situated on the East river, and adjoining the seat of Herman Le Roy, eighteen miles from New York, containing one hundred acres (or more may be added if wanted) On said farm is a new commodious dwelling house, barn and other out buildings. This place has a sufficiency of wood and water, a never failing spring by the kitchen door. A great quantity of English hay may be cut annually -- there are plenty of peaches cherries and other fruits in their season. Fort further particulars enquire of Griffen and Glass at their auction room, or the subscriber, on the premises, who will give an indisputable title for the same.


Source: At Private Sale, Morning Chronicle, No. 1352, Apr. 14, 1807, p. 3, col. 5.

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