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Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library). : Indian land deeds, 1639-1787

Deeds and indentures, 1639-1787, transferring or leasing Indian lands to white inhabitants of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.,Properties are located in Norwalk, Norwich, Ridgefield, and Wethersfield, Conn.; Boston, Charlestown, Rochester, Satucket, Scituate, and Plymouth Colony, Mass.; and Long Island, and Orange, Ulster and Schenectady counties, N.Y. Two deeds (Dec. 23, 1685 and Mar. 5, 1787) are on vellum. There are seals on eleven deeds: New York - Dec. 23, 1685, Mar. 5, 1787; Connecticut - June 5, 1702, Dec. 3, 1708, July 4, 1727, Mar. 7, 1729, Dec. 19, 1739; and Massachusetts - Feb. 18, 1689, Nov. 7, 1691, Feb. 27, 1692, July 11, 1732. Also most documents are signed with the marks of the Indian parties involved.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (19 items in 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT oversize Ayer MS 404
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