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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

1648 Commercial Record Involving Claim Against Thomas Pell for Three Hundred Pounds

Recently I have posted a number of 17th century commercial records involving Thomas Pell. See:

Monday, December 17, 2007: 1649 Record Whereby Thomas Pell Appointed Agent to Recover Bond Due From Pewterer Ambrose Adlam of the City of Bristoll

Friday, December 14, 2007: Additional 17th Century Shipping and Commercial Records Mentioning Thomas Pell

Tuesday, January 9, 2007: 1648 Notarial Record by Boston Merchant Providing Power of Attorney to Collect Debt From Thomas Pell of New Haven

Wednesday, January 10, 2007: 17th Century Commercial Records Involving Thomas Pell and Edmund Leach

Thursday, January 11, 2007: More 17th Century Commercial Records Involving Thomas Pell and Edmund Leach

Today's Historic Pelham Blog posting transcribes another such record prepared in 1648. It reflects a three hundred pound sterling claim by David Selleck of Boston against Thomas Pell of New Haven.


1 (9) 1648 David Selleck of Boston did constitute Capt Richard Malbone of New Haven his true & lawfull Atturney granting him power to aske leavie &c: of Tho: pell of New haven Chirurgeon the summe of three hundred pounds wch he stopped or detained & due damages, & of the receipt to give acquittance, also to compound & agree & to sue impleade &c:

Also an Assignment was made by Dav: Selleck unto Edmund Leach to receive the said summe & whatsoever Capt Malbone shall recover & to give him a dischardge:

Also I attested a Copie of the Oath of Dorothie Tilson taken before 27th Apr: 1647

the 2. Novemb. 1648."

Source: A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston Containing the Aspinwall Notarial Records from 1644 to 1651, Vol. 32, p. 161 (Boston, MA: Municipal Printing Office 1903).

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