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Title Indian land deeds [manuscript]: 1639-1787
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 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.
Places New England, Norwalk, Norwich, Ridgefield, Wethersfield, Connecticut, Boston, Charlestown, Rochester, Satucket, Scituate, and Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Long Island, Orange County, Ulster County, Schenectady County, New York, United States
Keywords deed, land tenure, lease of land, sale of land, indenture, trade, business
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 404
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue