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c1770 - 1790s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT OF NANTUCKET'S HISTORY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT TO SOME OF THE LOCAL INDIANS

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: Nantucket Massachusetts MA, 1780

Seller ID: 0001884

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original 18th Century manuscript relic of early Nantucket history being a handwritten undated document titled "Some account of Indians that have been hanged since the year 1700". The bizarre deposition describes the first hanging in 1704, of an Indian who killed his wife. It states: "First in 1704 an Indian by the name of Sabo that lived at Mattecocham [now Madequesham] killed his wife and fled was missing....days.... taken at Coppaum [th... View more info

1792 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO FAMED TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN HAYWOOD

By: William Dearing

Price: $465.99

Publisher: Rockingham Tennessee TN North Carolina NC, 1792

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000644

Condition: Very Good


On offer an autograph letter signed by William Dearing, Rockingham, 30 October 1792, to John Haywood, Attorney General, Halifax [North Carolina], regarding a land dispute. John Haywood, pioneer jurist and historian of early Tennessee history, was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, in 1762, the son of prosperous tobacco producer Egbert Haywood. Despite limited educational opportunities on the colonial frontier, Haywood taught himself law and in later life became wide... View more info

1795 FASCINATING ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN STUDY NOTEBOOK OF GEOMETRY, TRIGONOMETRY, SURVEYING AND MORE COMPLEX MATHEMATICS FROM A YOUNG MAN STUDYING AT AMERICA’S MOST RESPECTED UNIVERSITY

By: WILLIAM HARDY

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1795

Seller ID: 0009078

Condition: Good


On offer is an exceptional and fascinating handwritten notebook of many different and varied aspects of geometry, arithmetic, trigonometry, finance, and surveying, written by a young man studying at Harvard University in 1795. The book is a terrific example of mathematical and surveying studies at the end of the 18th century, especially as it happens at one of the greatest institutes of learning in America. As such these books are incredibly rare to find outside of unive... View more info

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1794 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING A LOUISIANA PLANTER'S CONCERNS FOR HIS TENANT'S PLANS AND AMBITIONS

By: WILLIAM WICKOFF

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: OPELOUSAS LOUISIANA, 1794

Seller ID: 0002290

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, original late 18th Century manuscript relic of a Louisiana planter's dealings and concerns regarding his tenant farmer's plans for accumulating stock and building a 'cabbin'. Dated Oct. 6 1794 Opelousas, Louisiana William Wickoff writes to New Orleans businessman Hamilton Pollock. We observe that despite the spelling of 'cabin' William appears an educated man and one of the non-Acadians listed in early census of the Attakapas. Pollock, the recipient... View more info

1792 ORIGINAL HUNTERDON NEW JERSEY FINANCIAL 'COLLECTION' NOTICE

By: WM NESBITT FOR MR. ELIJAH ALLEN

Price: $355.99

Publisher: HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, 1792

Seller ID: 0002016

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original late 18th Century 'collection' letter from Mr. Elijah Allen, a prominent businessman from Hunterdon County, New Jersey, dated 4/25/1792. It refers to a General Maxwell and money and says in part: "Dear sir, General Maxwell has been here & through the multiplicity of business forgot to bring the money to me. Therefore if any of you will go to Greenwich expect you can have the sum mentioned be there…." Signed by Wm Nesbitt for Mr. Elijah ... View more info